Career Development Coordinator
Please contact Penny McKenzie for further information
Vocational Education and Training provides an opportunity for senior school students to commence training towards a vocation (generally a trade in the hair and beauty or construction industries, but also in other industries such as hospitality, retail, design, IT) while also contributing to the requirements for SACE. At Tatachilla we try, where possible, to create a flexible program for students to engage in meaningful training and workplace learning to better prepare them for the transition from school to life after school. Some students who include VET in their senior school program get the chance to begin their training for their future vocation, through a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship. This can help them decide whether or not to continue in the industry as well as help them complete their SACE. All VET enrollments need to be negotiated through the Career Development Coordinator.
In keeping with the geographical location of TLC, and the nature of industry in the surrounding area, we aim to provide pathways in Tourism and Hospitality, Agriculture and Horticulture (including Viticulture), Furnishing and General Construction. These courses are being introduced progressively, responding to student demand and industry trends.
Work Experience is an integral part of the Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan (PLP) program and all Year 10’s are expected to do work experience. Students in Years 10 and 11 may do further work experience in their own time. Arrangements for extra work experience still need to be made through the Career Development Coordinator so that the student is insured and other legal obligations are fulfilled.
Along with workexperience students in Year 10 also participate in 'mock' interviews click here to read more.
The Career Development Coordinator is available to advise students in a general way on careers and specifically on courses and their requirements. Detailed analysis of career interests and aptitudes is not available from the College, and parents seeking this information are advised to contact professional agencies.