Sefton High School

Sincerity Scholarship Service

Telephone02 9644 4800

Careers Program

Careers Adviser – Ms A Lim

Pathways Co-Ordinator – Mr N Moore 

The Careers program at Sefton High School assists students to develop skills, attributes and plans for their future that will enable them to successfully manage their transition through and beyond school. The School support students in developing and self-managing plans for their transition from school to work through:

·         Careers withdrawal lessons in Stage 4 and 5

·         Maintenance of a School to Work folder in              Years 9 to 12

·         Individual careers interviews for Year 12                  students,including resumé preparation, job            interview training and developing careers                portfolios

·         Support for applications for scholarships,                cadetships and employment

·         ATAR estimates for Year 12 students

·         Individual release work experience

·         Regular dissemination of specific vocational            training courses and industry specific                      opportunities through universities and                    other tertiary providers

·         Excursions to local careers expos and                      information days

The Careers program is a vital part of the School to Work program. By providing opportunites for students to engage with co-curricular activities with outside agencies, Sefton High School is able to support students with their School to Work planning.

Vocational skills are an important addition to any resumé along with academic performance, extracurricular and volunteering activities for students applying for employment, TAFE, university and private colleges. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate employment related skills in activities completed:

·         At school

·         At home or in the community

·         At work

Students gain a variety of employment related skills in every lesson of every subject as well as extra-curricular activities they complete as part of their education. Students are provided with a School to Work folder to record these skills as preparation for creating a resumé and be better prepared to select courses and careers in the future. Cadetships, academic scholarships, TAFE courses, co-operative scholarship programs and casual and full-time employment applications are all strengthened by students demonstrating their range of work related skills.