Year 10 Careers Expo Week

Year 10 is a significant time in the lives of students at St Bede’s College as they enter the final stages of their secondary schooling. It is a time when students and their families begin to engage in decision-making for the future, including such areas as future careers, tertiary courses and subject selection. The Year 10 students have now successfully undertaken the Morrisby Profile Testing and participated in their 30 minute feedback interviews with our highly trained Morrisby Careers Counsellors.   


We are pleased to announce that for the week commencing Tuesday, 14 June to Friday, 17 June, the College will offer all Year 10 students from both campuses the opportunity to partake in a Careers Expo Week. This is the first time such a program has been offered to our Year 10 students. 

Day 1 

  • Opening Speaker representing the National Careers Institute will deliver a presentation on “What will the future of jobs look like?” 
  • Virtual Work Experience 
  • Presentations from Monash – University Pathways and speaker from Future Apprenticeships 

Day 2

  • Past student Panel Discussion
  • Virtual Work Experience Continued

Day 3

  • Tertiary Visits: Deakin, Melbourne, ACU, RMIT, Swinburne & Chisholm Institute 

Day 4

  • Career Design & Value
  • Subject options for Years 11 and 12 
  • Defence Force Careers Team
  • Feedback


Years 11 and 12 students will have the opportunity to opt into a Defence Force Careers Presentation on Friday 17th June period 4. 




Who should go to an Open Day? The short answer is everyone.  Well that is to say anyone who is planning on a tertiary education (and that includes TAFE and VET).


Perhaps you think that Year 12’s are the only people who should go to Open Days. Well they are definitely a large part of the target audience that’s for sure. But if you’re in Years 10 & 11 and thinking about Uni, you would definitely benefit from going to open days this year too. Open Days are also for parents who’d like to know more about university. If you’d like to support your children after secondary school, then go along and get amongst it all. It can actually be really handy for potential university students to have family and friends along, someone to mull things over with later, or ask questions they might otherwise forget. You never know, parents could be inspired to take up studying again and enrol to do a course. 


Unless you’re adamant that you’ll be starting an apprenticeship or heading straight into full time work as soon as you leave secondary school, spending some time at open days will be a great investment of your time.


Careers Newsletters

Our Careers Newsletters are published every three weeks and posted on the College Careers Website.  Open the newsletters to see the type of information that is distributed to your children. 


Careers Newsletter No 6                                Careers Newsletter No 5

Careers Newsletter No 4                                Careers Newsletter No 3

Careers Newsletter No 2                                Careers Newsletter No 1



VTAC Parent and Student Information Evening

Before the VTAC applications open in on 1st August, there will be a VTAC presentation (either on line or in person - TBC) for both parents and students.  We are very aware that parents play a crucial role in assisting their children with their VTAC applications so this seminar will give them the tools and knowledge to assist their children.   


It will cover finding courses, applying for courses through VTAC, SEAS, Scholarships and Offers.  There will be an opportunity for parents to ask questions and have them answered at the end of the presentation.  Year 12 students will have another VTAC presentation geared to them at the beginning of August.  Below is a VTAC planner.   Year 12 Students can also access the guide to Early University Entry Programs for 2023 and the VTAC Guide for Year 12 students.




Kaylene Menara, the College Careers Education Learning Area Leader, is an important person in the Careers Department.  This year, Kaylene has introduced a Year 9 elective subject called, “Destination:  My Future”. It is a short course in Career Education for the Middle Years.  




Career Education is life-long and life-wide. This new and innovative course aims to both inform and empower students to actively manage their own career pathways, by building employability skills and industry knowledge. Designed as a series of sequential studies, capacity is built to: locate, interpret and understand information about the Australian Labour Market and current/future trends; to conduct an industry investigation mapping a job/career of choice from classroom to workplace; to prepare for entry to the workplace with developed jobseeker skills and documentation; to complete virtual work experience; to complete safe@work training modules in readiness for future work experiences and to build basic financial literacy skills related to the workplace.  Feedback from both students and parents has been extremely positive.  Kaylene hopes to continue to grow career education within the College.   


May 16-20 marked National Careers Week, acknowledged at St Bede’s with a series of virtual Tertiary Immersions for students across all year levels. ACU, RMIT and Deakin University courses and pathways were all featured, along with a presentation by Mr Craig Hilton, Recruitment Manager of Ai Group, Apprentice and Trainee Centre. St Bede’s students had opportunities to hear about a host of  general degree pathway options, as well as to learn about more specialised courses of high interest, including: physiotherapy, sports physiology, architecture, nursing, teaching and paramedicine. ACU further highlighted their Early Entry scheme, accepting applications from July 18 2022. Ai Group demonstrated multiple apprenticeship and trainee pathways, introducing the less common possibility of a welding pathway, projected to be in high demand with the building of submarines from a soon to start South Australian base. With approximately 80 welding students in the South Australian vocational stream, and a projected need for approximately 1500 welders,  he presented our applied learners with something new to consider. A most valuable and informative series of immersions across the week – we gratefully acknowledge the support of ACU, RMIT, Deakin University and Ai Group.



Angie Greaves

Careers & Pathways Coordinator