Curriculum

Career Information and Links Program

It is important for all students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to manage and influence the full range of changes that are evolving in the world of work. At The Cathedral College, career development begins in Term 2, Year 10 in preparation for senior studies and subject selection.

To make effective career choices, young people through their schooling need to develop a realistic understanding of their own competencies; a critical awareness of the full range of work and the diverse opportunities available to them now and in the future; an awareness of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to be effective in the broadest range of work-roles; and the capacity to cope with and manage the planned and unplanned transitions associated with each succeeding phase of their careers.

The program delivered to Year 10 students is designed to ensure that they make appropriate choices for senior study. Year 10, 11 and 12 students are guided in their preparation by the Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan.

In the latter part of Term 2, preparation for work experience begins with an emphasis on workplace health and safety, confidentiality, the right attitude and the importance of personal presentation in the workplace. Students are encouraged to undertake up to five days of work experience during the first week of the June/July, September/October and December school holidays or whenever suits employers during subsequent school vacation periods.

Students in Year 8 to 12 can begin investigating their career options at any time through the following internet links.

As some students opt for a vocational pathway through their senior years of schooling, many perform Work Experience, undertake CQ University Courses or make a legal commitment with an employer to complete a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship.  The TCC Links Program offers these students support in

  • making contact with prospective employers
  • interview preparation
  • completion of courses and
  • time management.

For interviews and appointments please email careers@tccr.com.au