Careers Education at The Grange P12 College
The college offers a comprehensive Careers Education program across prep to Year 12.
The college has two experienced Careers Education practitioners, Ms Sarah Papadopoulos and Mr Richard Towers.
The college offers a comprehensive Careers Education program encompassing curriculum and co -curricular programs across prep to Year 12, one to one and group counselling of secondary students and a well - resourced careers centre.
Work Experience is offered to Year 10 students during term 2 each year. Students are encouraged to seek their own Work experience with a preferred employer. Students commence their preparation for Work Experience while in Year 9, giving them plenty of scope to find an employer in a career area of their choice.
Managed Individual Pathway Plans
Each student from Years 7 to 10 completes a Managed Individual Pathways (MIPs) plan. The plan provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their Career and pathway interests and reflect on their school experience.
Year 10 Transition Program
All Year 10s participate in a rigorous transition program as part of preparation for making choices about preferred courses and subjects for study in Year 11.
Features of the program include a unit of study in Careers Education as part of Year 10 Humanities, Work Experience, a transition interview that provides students with an opportunity to reflect on their progress in Year 10, a MIP’s interview and a course counselling interview. A program of guest speakers including former students and representatives from university and TAFEs is included.
Year 11 and 12 Transition planning
Year 11 and 12 students participate in a comprehensive career and pathways planning program to ensure they are well prepared and organised for making a smooth transition to further education, training or employment in the year following their Year 12 studies. Students update their MIPs plans each year and work through their careers pathway ideas. Students are encouraged to think deeply and strategically in order to ensure that desired career goals are achieved.
Each year our graduating Year 12 students are successful in achieving entry to programs at a range of university and TAFE programs across Melbourne.
The college has a number of partnerships with universities.
University of Melbourne – Kwong Lee Dow Scholarship program – offered to high achieving Year 10 students
RMIT University – Schools Network Access and Equity Program – for Year 12 students
Victoria University - Portfolio Partnership Program – for Year 12 students
Deakin University – Access and Engagement Program – offering a range of programs to students across Years 7 – 12.
Current News...Open Days
What happens on an Open Day?
On Open Day you can visit an institution when it’s at its best. Everyone is there – academics, lecturers, current students and information officers. More importantly, you can talk with academics, lecturers and current students about what certain courses are actually like, and what is required to get into them.
Who should attend an Open Day?
Anyone who is considering studying at a tertiary level in the next few years should attend.
Why should you attend an Open Day?
Apart from the opportunity to obtain course information there are many other reasons why attending an Open Day is a good idea:
· You are going to feel more comfortable arriving at a university or TAFE institute on the first day of classes if you have been there before.
· What is really involved in the course or courses you are interested in?
· If you have to move away from home, where are you going to live?
· Will you be happier studying in a large metropolitan institution or a smaller, perhaps rural institution?
· What does the place ‘feel’ like? Is it a bustling environment with lots of activity or a quieter, more relaxed campus set in landscaped grounds?
· How are you going to get there? Is it close to public transport or should you start saving now for a car?
If you don’t know the answers to any of these questions, then you should attend an Open Day!
How to make the best of Open Days
To make your Open Day visits fun and informative, here are some pointers:
· Write down a list of questions you would like to ask about particular courses
· Be there early. Crowds tend to develop as the day progresses
· On arrival, get a map from a central point and ask for directions to the relevant faculties or schools
· Ask questions!
· Don’t spend the day collecting printed information only. Use the opportunity to speak directly with academics before applications close
· Introduce yourself to selection officers if you feel it is appropriate, but don’t be pushy
· Check out the residential colleges, if available. After all, it is you that will be living there.
· Walk around the campus. Have a good look! See what sporting facilities and other services are available.
· Enjoy the visit!
Not everyone can attend every Open Day and various Institutions hold their Open Days on the same date! If you can’t attend an Open Day and you are interested in a particular institution, you may visit at other times. If you wish to speak to a particular person, it is essential to make an appointment first.
Career Education and Development