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Personal Student Assistance

Loyola Senior High School employs a Careers Adviser who coordinates a program of careers education and information.  The top priority of the Careers Adviser is to assist individual students in forming post-school education, training and employment plans. 

In the Careers Interview Program all Year 12 students are seen at least once to ascertain their post-school plan and to provide any assistance if they need it.

In addition, Year 11 as well as Year 12 students may make discrete appointments or drop in during recess and lunchtime at the Careers Room to request particular information or support. 

Guidance

For example, guidance, orientation, ‘counselling’ in relation to:

  • Confusion about what to do after the HSC or leaving school
  • Subject choice at school in relation to future career
  • General career self-awareness

Information provision about:

  • Types of jobs and career pathways in different industries
  • Range of post-school education and training options
  • Entry requirements and application procedures to public and private education institutions, apprenticeships, traineeships, etc.
  • Information on scholarships, special admissions
  • Labour market factors

Practical help with:

  • resumes
  • applications to TAFE and University
  • special admission applications
  • Careers Information
    • Careers Reference Room

      The Careers Reference Room is a multi-function room.  It is:

      • a mini-library with resources to help students find out the what, how, when and where of study, employment and other life-work issues, 
      • the careers consultation room for individual and student groups, and
      • the office of  the Careers Adviser, who keeps the information up to date.

      Some of the things you will find in the Careers Reference Rooms are:

      • a computer for students to access up-to-date internet and CD-ROM careers information and to put together resumes.
      • University, TAFE and private college handbooks.
      • Information on and contacts for apprenticeships and traineeships.
      • Information on many different career fields and entry pathways.
      • Info and help with writing resumes, letters of application, etc.
      • VCR facilities to see videos related to life/work after school.
      • Information from the press and other sources on employment and
      • tertiary study issues
      • Current newspaper Job Classifieds and website information to help students to look for jobs.
      • Brochures and pamphlets on a range of careers-related topics

      The school library also has careers publications and CD-ROMS you can look at in the library or you can borrow. The School library often has careers displays.

      There is also a notice board at the entry to the library on which up-to-date careers news is displayed.

    • Careers Day

      Every year Year 12 students participate in a whole-day Careers event. 

      To prepare for this Careers Day, students are surveyed by the Careers Adviser to find out what career or study areas they would like to investigate. From the survey findings individual timetables are worked out for each of the students covering the topics they most prefer and a day is organised consisting of seminars and workshops run by guest speakers who are experts their fields. 

      Typically, the event includes four seminars with speakers from major tertiary education organisations and from the main NSW Apprenticeship and Traineeship provider.  Students then attend 4-5 workshops covering such career interest areas as:

      • Job application skills
      • Administration
      • Beauty and Hairdressing
      • Business
      • Child Care
      • Communication
      • Defence Forces
      • Engineering
      • Food Technology
      • Hospitality and Tourism Information Tech Law
      • Music and Entertainment
      • NSW Police Force
      • Nursing
      • Psychology
      • Retail
      • Science
      • Social Welfare and Social Work
      • Sport and Leisure
      • Teaching
      • The Trades
      • Visual Arts

      Evaluations consistently show that it is a valuable day enjoyed greatly by students.

    • Lunchtime Speakers Program

      During Terms 2 and 3 speakers from diverse industry fields are invited to speak during lunchtime once a week at the request of both Years 11 and 12.  

      This provides supplementary information to the Careers Day organised in Term 4 of the previous year. It also gives students the opportunity to hear speakers from occupational or study areas in which they have more recently acquired an interest.

    • Careers Newsletter

      Careers newsletters are compiled and distributed approximately monthly by the Careers Adviser.   They are mainly targeted at Year 12 students but are also very useful for Year 11 students. Year 12 students each get their own copy via their tutor groups and Year 11 students can get copies on request from the Careers Room or the Library.

      The newsletters provide up-to-date information on careers activities at school and also outside of school.  For example,

      • a calendar of events is included for each month outlining University and College open Days, HSC enrichment courses, industry information sessions, career 'taster' days and so on.

      • key dates for university and TAFE applications

      • labour market information, such as on labour skills shortages

      • apprenticeships and traineeships on offer

      • scholarship information

      • career or industry overviews.

      Careers Updates and information on casual employment positions are also made available to students as soon as received by the Careers Adviser.

    • Seminars & Group Information

      Special seminars and information sessions are offered to student groups according to need.  This is particularly the case in Term 3, when Year 12 students are preparing to leave school and do the HSC. 

      Examples of these seminars are:

      • University application procedures
      • TAFE application procedures
      • Applying for Apprenticeships and Traineeships
    • Excursions

      Every year an excursion is organised to the Nepean Careers Market, a large event at which tertiary education institutions, training and employer groups set up stalls and provide information to students of the Western Sydney region.

      Other excursions are organised according to student interest and timetable space availability.

    • Post-School Assistance

      Once Year 12 students have left school, they are still always welcome at Loyola. Students who find that their post-school plans have not turned out the way they imagined may visit the Careers Adviser for further assistance and referral advice.

    • Parent Contact

      Parents are also welcome to speak to the careers adviser about their children’s career plans.  Please feel free to contact the Careers Adviser to make an appointment or just to ask questions on the telephone.

      The majority of parents in the Loyola community come from non-English speaking background and of these, many have not long been in Australia and others have minimal English-language skills. Being mindful of this, the Careers Adviser is happy to explain the system of post-school education and training in NSW and also consult with parents through an interpreter if necessary.

Careers

  • Personal Student Assistance

    Loyola Senior High School employs a Careers Adviser who coordinates a program of careers education and information.  The top priority of the Careers Adviser is to assist individual students in forming post-school education, training and employment plans. 

    In the Careers Interview Program all Year 12 students are seen at least once to ascertain their post-school plan and to provide any assistance if they need it.

    In addition, Year 11 as well as Year 12 students may make discrete appointments or drop in during recess and lunchtime at the Careers Room to request particular information or support. 

    Guidance

    For example, guidance, orientation, ‘counselling’ in relation to:

    • Confusion about what to do after the HSC or leaving school
    • Subject choice at school in relation to future career
    • General career self-awareness

    Information provision about:

    • Types of jobs and career pathways in different industries
    • Range of post-school education and training options
    • Entry requirements and application procedures to public and private education institutions, apprenticeships, traineeships, etc.
    • Information on scholarships, special admissions
    • Labour market factors

    Practical help with:

    • resumes
    • applications to TAFE and University
    • special admission applications
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