Pathways & Careers
Glen Eira College provides all students with knowledge of up to date career information and implements a wide number of exciting programs and initiatives.
Vocational Education & Training (VET)
VCE VET programs are vocational training programs approved by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). VCE VET programs lead to nationally recognised qualifications thereby offering students the opportunity to gain both the VCE and a nationally ‘portable’ VET qualification. Students from years 11-12 may enrol in different and exciting VET courses, provided by various educational institutions. These courses include Digital Media, Building and Construction, Hospitality (Kitchen Operations), Information Technology, and Music Industry, just to name a few.
Glen Eira College runs VET Building and Construction (Carpentry) Units 1 & 2 on site in our excellent technology facility.
Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC) Information Sessions
Year 12 students undertake VTAC Information Sessions (run by the GEC Senior Team) throughout the year, whereby VTAC procedures and course selection are explained to students. Students then complete ‘Careers Portfolios’ which are used throughout the year for career counselling purposes. All Year 12 students are taught how to access and navigate their way through the VTAC website and other up to date career resource.
The Age Careers Expo at Caulfield Racecourse
Year 12 students attend the Age Careers Expo at the Caulfield Racecourse. Students work at developing their ‘Career Portfolios’ whilst at the Expo. This expo allows for students to meet with educators from a range of University, TAFE and Private Providers. This Expo is extremely beneficial for students and supplements the knowledge gained from the VTAC Information Sessions.
Career’s News Emails
VCE students receive a fortnightly document to their Glen Eira College emails about current issues to do with careers from open days/nights, to upcoming courses. These emails are all easy to understand and designed to keep our students well informed about career related issues as they unfold throughout the year.
MIPS & Team Meetings
Throughout some extended team meetings, year 12 students are kept informed of upcoming events and dates that are pertinent to the VCE. In this way, students can ask direct questions ‘face-to-face’ and appropriate follow up can be undertaken.
Our college also runs a MIPs Program (Mapping Individual Pathways) from 7-12 delivered through team meetings. These sessions are designed to get students to think about their educational goals and aspirations and are delivered by Team Teachers and Year Level Coordinators.
Glen Eira College provides ongoing career counselling sessions with students. These sessions are designed to inform students about the various career related concerns/issues they may have. Students are followed up consistently and given up-to-date career related information.
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Certificate
Interested senior students are given the opportunity to complete their RSA Certificate allowing them to work in venues which serve alcohol once they are over 18 years of age. This course generally runs at the college at some stage in Term 4.
The work experience program is offered to all Year 10 students at the College. This provides students with the opportunity to undertake 5 days of full time employment, gaining an insight into the realities of full time employment. The work experience program generally runs at the end of Term 2.
Careers Fast Track
The college has invested heavily in this organisation to work closely with year 10 students mapping out potential career pathways. This program is run over 3 sessions; 1 group session and 2 individual sessions. On completion, students receive a ‘Pathway Validation Report’. This report identifies strengths and careers interests students may have. This report is used to assist students in VCE subject selection as well identify potential career pathways students may wish to pursue in the future.
Glen Eira College does much to provide career advice to our students. Students have plentiful professional advice available to them and they need to ensure they utilise. As a college, we are determined to provide the best support for our students, and work closely with families to ensure this is possible. With the support of school and home, we are confident our young people can be empowered to make the right decisions in terms of their career options and pathways.