Careers Update

With another busy term coming to an end in Careers, term 3 will have many more exciting programs and events taking place! Watch this space!


VEET Program

The Victorian Energy, Education and Training Program (VEET) students attended the ETC Energy Training Centre in Chadstone on Thursday 13th June. The purpose of this excursion was to expose students to this specialised campus that is dedicated to training people in electrical and related field. Students enjoyed the day learning about cable joinery, safety requirements for Linesman work and different training programs for the electrical field.


Inspiring Young Women Evening

Six Lowanna students attended the ‘Inspiring Young Women’ evening. The evening was about linking successful women in our community with Year 10 students to help guide them with some insight within their own career. The students heard from guest speakers who had inspirational stories about their career journey. The successful women shared their challenges, goals and motivations which have played a key role in them getting to where they are now. Our students enjoyed a dinner with over 100 people, talking to a number of different experienced and successful women. The tables rotated, with the experienced women moving tables three times during the evening to enable a variety of career fields to be accessible to our students. Our students had a great evening and loved hearing from these inspirational women.

Congratulations to Claire Elswyk, Izabella Rosato, Matilda Hardy, Krystal Wolf, Lani Taylor and Jaira Donelly-Lynch who were selected to attend.


Year 10 Federation University Campus Visit

On Friday 31st May our Year 10 students visited Federation University Churchill campus to discover what University life could be like. Students participated in an ‘Amazing Race Challenge’ where they needed to find their way around the campus locating different areas and objects. Students also heard from University students about their experiences and opportunities within Federation University. We had a walking tours of the Art studios which showed students the variety of areas within the Arts sector. Students also enjoyed lunch at the Campus Café with Federation University kindly giving all students a $10 voucher. The day concluded with students having the opportunity to ask questions about what it is like to study at the Gippsland Campus.

Year 9 Career Advisory Service

All Year 9 students in Victorian Government Schools will be offered a Career Advisory Service. The Department of Education and Training is working in partnership with the Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV) and Career Analysts to deliver this service across Victoria.This service involves an on-line discovery tool (Morrisby Online) which helps our students better understand their strengths and interests and explore different career options. Once the students have completed the assessment a report will be created for each individual student which will then be assessed by an external Careers practitioner. The external Career Practitioner will then conduct a 30 minute one-on-one career counselling session with the student.

Our Year 9 students will undertake this assessment during the week of 5th – 9th August. The one on one counselling sessions will take place during the week of 9th-13th September. Parents/Guardians will need to give permission for students to participate. This is a wonderful opportunity to help our students make informed and confident choices about their subject selections along with planning their further training, study and employment.

Permissions will be sent home this week. Please keep an eye out – Parents can give permission online through Compass.

Please look at the below link for information on Morrisby Online


SEAMS -Strengthening Engagement and Achievement in Mathematics and Science

Congratulations to Renzie Abuan, who was successful with her application to attend the SEAMS camp in the July school holidays at University of Melbourne. SEAMS was developed by Monash University, University of Melbourne, John Monash Science School, Elizabeth Blackburn Science School and independent experts. This is a fantastic opportunity for Renize to experience university life, explore career options and get a head start in her maths and science subjects.

Well done Renzie, we hope you enjoy this experience!


TAFE Gippsland – Year 10 VET (Vocational Education & Training) information session

TAFE Gippsland held an information session for all Year 10 students to help them start preparing for 2020 and beyond! The session covered what VET is, how it works and what courses are on offer in readiness for the Year 10 Course counselling in term 3. TAFE Gippsland had representatives from the trades and health sector along with the Skills and Job centre support network. The TAFE staff discussed courses, qualifications, career opportunites, pathways from TAFE to University courses and work placement. TAFE Gippsland will be coming to our Year 10 Course counselling in term 3 to offer additional support to help our students make informed pathway choices. A huge thank you to TAFE Gippsland who provided a wonderful presentation of information for our students.


Guest Speakers


Latrobe City

On Wednesday we had Latrobe City speak with students about recruiting processes within their company structures. Former Lowanna College student Lee Cochrane, Coordinator Organisational Development, along with Melissa Van der Staay, Recruitment Officer, and Carly Tulloch, Human Resources Intern delivered a very formative presentation about Latrobe City and the career opportunities.

Thank you Lee, Melissa, Carly and Latrobe City


Latrobe Regional Hospital

General Manager Education Training & Research, Anita Raymond visited our school on 29th May to talk to our students about diverse range of careers at the hospital. Anita shared the different departments within the hospital and the vast amount of career opportunities that exist within that area. Students learned about the acronym of hospital (House Of Sick People Including Treatment And Labour) and even had a game of charades to work it out!

A huge thank you to Anita and Latrobe Regional Hospital!

Careers Website

Please follow below link or access through the Lowanna College website under ‘Careers’


Kirsty Mitchell

Careers Co-Ordinator

Head Start

BrainSTEM 12 Week Challenge

See the below posters or Kirsty in the Careers Office for more information and to register.