Career Development | Melbourne Grammar School

Career Development

Tertiary studies, career options and future aspirations spring to life from the academic choices made at school.

Career advice, subject choice and individual pathways are coordinated through a well-resourced Careers Development Department. Career discussions start early in Year 9, and continue to Year 12 when students are encouraged to discuss and review course options, tertiary studies and their plans for the future in regular one-on-one sessions with the Careers Counsellors.

Two full-time Careers Counsellors are available for individual and group counselling on a wide variety of issues relating to life beyond school, and an extensive library of career and course information is open to all students and parents.

As well as a comprehensive collection of printed material, the Careers Library provides access to electronic resources through Apple TV. Each year a Careers Expo is held with Melbourne Girls Grammar, encouraging students to relate their current academic studies and passions to their future choices, while a Year 11 Work Experience programme takes place in the first week of the September holidays.

The Nigel Peck Family Careers Centre provides a wide variety of printed and electronic resources to assist students to make decisions about careers and further education. Students can use these resources throughout the school day without appointment.

The Director of Career Development and a full-time Careers Advisor are available to any student or parent who wish to discuss course and career aspirations. Year 12 students may arrange appointments during study or rostered-off periods. Other students need to secure appointments at recess, lunch, or before and after school.

Information and advice on local, interstate and overseas tertiary options is available, while representatives from tertiary institutions and the workplace frequently address students about options and opportunities. The Director of Career Development oversees the VTAC application process and can assist with applications to interstate and overseas institutions. 

Apart from the language-based exchanges organised by the Languages Department, the Career Development Department provides information, advice and assistance for students wishing to participate in international exchange programmes. Those students planning a year of overseas employment after finishing Year 12 can receive help in finding placements through a number of organisations or by direct application.

 

Staff

 
Director of Career Development Ms Kirsten Larn

News & Events

 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 -
8:30am to 10:30am

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 -
8:30am to 10:30am