The Careers Office is staffed by a Director of Student Pathways, Lucinda Huffer, who holds a professional qualification as a careers practitioner, a full time and experienced Managed Individual Pathways Co-ordinator, Anita Saxton, and a part time Careers Assistant, Janine Webb.
All year 10 students undertake ‘Personal Development’, a study of health and careers issues. This includes one week of work experience, which gives students the opportunity to further explore career choices.
At Wellington, Senior School students have a broad range of curriculum offerings from which to choose. They may undertake the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and may study Vocational Educational and Training (VET) courses as part of either their VCE or their VCAL. The college is a member of several VET networks and has established links with local TAFE Institutes. This provides students with access to a wide range of VET studies.
All year 12 students are encouraged to continue with their study at TAFE or University, or to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship after leaving school. Students are counselled on an individual basis with these crucial decisions. Once they have left school, students are contacted to see that they are progressing well and are offered ongoing advice, should they require it.
All students in years 10, 11 and 12 complete a career action plan annually, which focuses on future planning and goal setting. Students at risk of leaving school early are counselled to find them a realistic pathway which emphasises engagement in further education and training. Students who exit the College are contacted to ensure that they are progressing well.
The Careers Office and Careers Library are situated in the Wellbeing Centre at the eastern end of the College. Students are welcome to come in at recess and lunchtime to undertake research.
This has a comprehensive amount of information for parents/students such as links to Universities/Calendar of events for open days at Universities and TAFEs.