The Careers Centre is situated in the Senior School building and is a one stop shop for careers information. Both on-line and traditional tools are available to aid students with career counselling and research. We understand that ‘A career is not a job or an occupation or even a set of skills. What it is, is the creation of an individual.’ (Colin & Watts).
Balga SHS is equipped to help students access up to date information in a digital and globalised world. All Year 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to complete a range of on line activities that look at personality, interests, values and skills to develop an individual Learning & Career Pathway Plan that will inform their future choices and options. The plan provides students the opportunity to identify their preferred learning and study style and to set post school study, employment and lifestyle goals that are achievable. They are provided with individual counselling throughout this process to develop their career planning post school.
The school has its own dedicated Careers website and all students participate in Careers excursions & Incursions from the ADF & larger employers., universities and TAFE. Staff training follows international best practice in line with the Career Industry Council of Australia’s guidelines and employs a qualified career practitioner.
Obtaining an Industry Standard Qualification is an important aspect in creating future career opportunities and students at Balga SHS can do this and also have it contribute to achieving the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) in year 12.
Students also gain much experience and value from participating in Work Experience in Year 10 and Workplace Learning Placements in Year 11 and 12 across a range of job roles.