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VET and Careers News

April 3, 2019

By Bernadette Bradley, Chris Stewart and Narelle Skinner

The careerSFX website is back!

The website is a one stop shop for careers tools offering

  • pathway planning and exploring career options
  • creating a resume
  • current calendar events for university, TAFE and CIT events
  • employment opportunities
  • beyond school study guide

This is just a sample of what is available.


This week, we would like to direct you to the interactive Bullseye Posters . This resource is exceptionally helpful for brainstorming career pathways.

Here is an example of what you find when you select a job:

YOU: List personal attributes, education and training and additional information.

THE JOB: Duties and tasks, working conditions and employment opportunities

RELATED COURSES: Identifies the course/s, the state and university/TAFE/CIT that offers the course; and links to related careers.

Careers Newsletter

Each fortnight Mr Stewart (SFX Careers Advisor) circulates a newsletter to the Year 10,11 and 12 students. The newsletter highlights important dates, job opportunities and specialist training opportunities. We encourage parents and carers to sign up for the newsletter too. LINK

Currently we have advertised an opportunity in Business Real estate and Information technology.

Australian Training Company is offering students the opportunity to gain experience in these industries, accredited training and work experience through a 12-week program commencing Week 2 Term 2 2019.

An information evening will be held on April 11 at 5.30pm at the Australian Training Company office located in Phillip.

MIP Brochure LINK

MIP Parent and Student letter LINK

Work Experience

Work Experience is a valuable opportunity that we actively encourage our Year 10, 11 and 12 students to participate in.

Work Experience is part of a school’s educational program where students learn first-hand about the world of work. Work Experience acts as a vital link between young people and the world of business.

The Aims & Objectives of Work Experience are to help students:

  • foster personal and social development
  • understand aspects of our society
  • relate school learning to life outside the school
  • assist the transition from school to work

What Parents can do to help?

  • ensure documentation is completed, signed and returned to school
  • discuss work place experience with their children and within the school community
  • emphasise the importance of meeting work place expectations

For a successful Work Experience placement, we encourage parents to:

  • discuss suitable Work Experience placements with the student and assist the student in

finding a placement;

  • assist the student to find out about clothing requirements, starting and finishing times, meals and first day arrangements e.g. who to contact; and
  • assist the student in organising safe travel to and from the host employer.

Call for help

Have you considered hosting a Work Experience student in your workplace?

Being able to offer our students a selection of workplaces linked to the SFX community, provides a sense of security and reduces the anxiety students can experience when first engaging in the world of work.

If you are in a position to offer our students a Work experience placement, you are encouraged to contact Mr Chris Stewart via email or phoning the College on 6258 1055.


The College reception is open from 8.15am to 4.15pm, Monday to Friday during the school term.

02 6258 1055

Barnard Circuit
Florey ACT 2615
PO Box 3248 BC
Belconnen ACT 2617

The student office is open from 8.15am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday during the school term.



Contact the Enrolment Officer for any questions regarding enrolment at St Francis Xavier College.


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