Our dynamic Careers Program and dedicated Careers Advisor ensures senior students and their families are supported and informed of tertiary, industry and career pathways to help them make choices and decisions which are the absolute best for them in today's world.

The ƵappCareers Program focuses on Years 10 to 12 with assistance available for students in younger years on an individual basis and assists students with all areas of careers discovery and planning.

Our Careers Program targets three key stages for our students;

  • Personal Discovery (self-discovery, personality types, interests, abilities, hobbies, etc) The personal discovery stage helps students learn more about themselves, what their strengths and interests are and equally important, what their weaknesses are and we introduce student personal discovery to the world of careers.
  • Career Discovery (applying the discovery of one-self and linking to what's out there in the world of careers) The career discovery stage begins the link between our students as people and the world of careers in terms of the opportunities, the diversity and helping our students start to explore a career they will love.
  • Pathway Discovery (taking the known career interests and establishing the pathways to get there) After discovering the careers our students will love, we work with students to develop their road map to get there. What education and training is required, where, how long, the extras along the way like taking a gap year, the internship, etc.

ƵappCareer discover programs include industry statistics, employment trends, future occupational trends and other related information including;

  • Personal vocational guidance
  • Career planning and mapping from senior school subject selections through to post school pathways and beyond
  • Job search skills including resume and portfolio development, employment applications, job interview skills and workplace expectations
  • Tertiary and vocational training pathways, including the School Based Apprenticeship Scheme
  • Attendance and awareness of targeted events including university open days and careers expos
  • Guidance on all post school pathways including gap year options, scholarships, cadetships, internships and available university and tertiary entry options.

If you need additional information, please contact the Careers Department Careers Advisor on 0428 000 021 or (02) 5776 5100.

What Vocational Pathways are available at Calrossy?

In recent years around one third of our graduating cohort have an additional nationally recognised certificate level qualification.

At Ƶappthere are numerous vocational pathways available, among the most popular are Hospitality and Primary Industries.The pathways also include Certificates in Community Services, Plumbing, Animal Studies, Beauty Services, Real Estate, Electrotechnology, Nursing, Agriculture and many others.

Ƶappalso has a farm, Tangara ( The Tamworth Area Agri-Industry Skills Trade Training Centre) and runs its own cattle stud, Kamilaroi Shorthorns. This allows students to pursue various agricultural endeavours including courses in Primary Industries. Students involved in the HSC subject Primary Industries regularly visit the farm to carry out the practical component of the subject. Such students have the opportunity to complete either a Certificate II or Certificate III in Agriculture in association with their studies of PI.

There are a number of options available to students at Ƶappwho would like to include a business & industry pathway as part of their HSC, and in some instances as early as Year 10.

Other Industry Curriculum Framework courses are available for students to study as part of their HSC through External VET providers such as Tamworth TAFE. These courses provide nationally recognised qualifications, and many can contribute towards an ATAR for students who are considering further tertiary study.

Some options exist for students who commence Year 10, to consider commencing a Vocational Education Training (VET) course as part of their studies, in areas such as Construction, Automotive or Manufacturing. 

School Based Traineeships or Apprenticeships (SBAT’s) 

SBATs are available to all Year 10, 11 and 12 high school students in NSW. They allow students to commence an apprenticeship or in some instances complete a traineeship while at school. 

A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship combines paid work, training and school; and as well as an industry recognised national qualification you will gain credit towards the HSC.




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