The Careers program provides numerous resources to encourage and assist students with planning for their career. A key focus of the program is providing learning experiences that enable the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes to help students make informed decisions about school and post-school options.
Anchoring the program in the community, the Careers Counsellor informs and liaises with parents, employers and other clients, including using community-based contacts, locations and activities as partners to ensure that information is always up to date and students are provided with information relevant to their needs.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The careers calendar offers a full and ever-expanding schedule of events.
The Riverview Careers Expo each May is a major event where over 90 exhibitors from universities, private colleges, the services, employment providers and gap organisations, visit the college to provide information related to opportunities for students following their HSC.
Throughout the year a series of lunchtime seminars, presented by employers and tertiary institutions, is conducted to provide interested students with in-depth information regarding various careers, tertiary institutions or specific employers.
A comprehensive range of vocational guidance services is available from the Careers Office, with an overview of almost 600 different jobs plus computerised detail of almost 13,000 different tertiary courses available in Australia. Help in vocational guidance advice and testing is provided via Career Voyager, a computer-based program. This can be used to help with subject choice as well as structuring career or tertiary choices to maximise future job flexibility and alternatives.
Individual counselling including interviewing and counselling students, and parents, as well as negotiating with students is also available via the Careers office.
CAREERS RESOURCE ROOM
The Careers Resource Room provides information on a wide range of careers including job descriptions, prospects for advancement, training/qualifications required, pathways of entry, vocational testing regarding career aptitudes and interests, details of tertiary educational courses offered nationally via university, TAFE and private institutions, entry requirements and subject pre-requisites. Also available is information about financial assistance to students (including Austudy and Abstudy), scholarships and cadetships (including how to research the market) and details of university and college open days. Assistance is given in preparing resumes, job applications and scholarship applications, career choice as well as in instruction regarding interview techniques.
TERTIARY APPLICATIONS AND PROCEDURES
Assistance is also given with regard to interstate university applications and the Universities’ Admissions Centre (UAC) procedure along with preparation of resumés and CVs and refining and improving interview techniques.