Senior College 10-12

Further education and career development

A comprehensive programme of further education and career development is delivered by specialist staff.

Further Education and Career Development @ SACS

In addition to individual careers counselling, Further Education and Career Development at SACS provides students and parents with relevant resources and information in relation to subject and programme selection (HSC or IB) and tertiary study options across the higher and vocational education sectors.

A comprehensive careers assessment in Year 10 provides a sound basis for further exploration considering aptitude strengths, personal style and attributes, transferable skills, and career interests.

Industry engagement through a number of unique school-based and external programmes, and other initiatives allows students to find relevance and purpose in their learning (school subjects) in view of possible further study and career aspirations. The school’s city location offers the opportunity for diverse corporate engagement and initiatives with surrounding organisations which are developed and refreshed annually. Ways of engaging (with) younger students are constantly being sought based on research undertaken by various entities, including Cahill and Furey in ‘The Early Years – Career Development for Young Children’ (2017). Further Education and Career Development is managed by the Head of Careers & Pathways.

External Courses @ SACS

Students commencing Years 11 and 12 have the option to undertake subjects not offered at the school, but by a variety of external providers. These are typically of 2 unit value and are undertaken over two years, however, 1 unit in one year subjects are also available. Languages, as well as some TVET (TAFE) courses, count towards the HSC and an ATAR. Students would undertake the external subject in addition to their school subjects and if a school subject can be discontinued, this will occur after it is established that a student is performing well in the external subject. Discussions with relevant staff will occur in relation to this. External subjects come at an additional cost to parents. External courses are managed by the Head of Careers & Pathways.

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