Canterbury provides students with a comprehensive career development program which incorporates learning pathways plans, career education, vocational education and training, work experience, career information and counselling, transition planning and continuous follow up and individual support.
This comprehensive approach is complemented by the support of the Careers Counsellor who helps students and parents obtain information and discuss options.
Enquiries regarding Careers Counselling available at Canterbury can be directed to Mrs Colette Naicker, Careers Counsellor. Canterbury students experience a range of career development and support opportunities throughout their time at Canterbury and especially in their senior years.
Career development and support has many facets:
- ongoing career information sessions with students, parents and whole year levels
- a career education program which involves exploring students’ skills, taking responsibility, making decisions, managing time, and presenting their skills in a resume or applications for scholarships, employment or work experience
- exploring different careers and matching students’ skills to a range of jobs, using online resources, current websites and the Australian Government Job Guide
- help with Senior Education and Training Planning (SET Plan) in Year 10 and on-going review in Years 11-12
- individualised career counselling in Years 10–12 on an individual basis as needed
- advice on flexible pathways at the Secondary School level that may include an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank), VET (Vocational Education and Training), and study at Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor degree levels
- help with applications for work experience and school-based apprenticeships and traineeships
- monitoring and support of students completing school-based apprenticeships and traineeships
- invitations to guest speakers from universities, Defence Force, TAFE, industry and workplace representatives to speak with students about opportunities and pathways available for them
- strong partnerships with The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, the University of Southern Queensland (Springfield Campus) and Bond University that provide opportunities for Year 10, 11 and 12 students
- assistance with QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) applications in Year 12
- assistance with interstate and overseas applications for tertiary study
- assistance with strategies for job hunting including preparing resumes, writing letters of application and practising interview skills
All students in Year 10 participate in a week of Work Experience.
Career and Trade Exhibitions
All students in Year 10 attend Logan Youth Jobs and Careers Exhibition which is held each year. Students attend workshops on resume writing, interview techniques, employment relationships, structured training programs, employer expectations, budgeting and career planning.
Students attend Trade Exhibitions when they are available and experience hands-on opportunities to try a number of trades.
Students are encouraged to attend University Experience and Open Days and the Annual Tertiary Studies Expo which is held at the Brisbane Showgrounds.