Preparing students for life after graduating from the College is an integral focus of the Careers Office. The Careers Corner contains hard copy information on Universities, private colleges, UAC, Vocational Education, TAFE and Apprenticeships/Traineeships that students can access. The Careers Corner can be found on Level 3 of the Champagnat building at the Mortdale Campus. Your careers adviser is Ms Peggy Chandler, who holds post graduate qualifications in Career Development. 

The Careers Office offers students: 

PERSONALISED CAREERS COUNSELLING  

Personalised careers counselling is available to students regarding future study and employment options and are generally for students in Years 10-12. Session times are 15-20 minute blocks, available before school and recess for Years 10 & 11. In addition, Year 12 students can book times during selected study periods including Year 12 Sports Study. To book a session with Ms Chandler, please use the following link.  

To obtain background information, students are required to complete a Google Form for their first session. This will assist in tailoring and helping the student with their requirements. 

Parents may attend a careers counselling session upon request. If you wish to attend a session, please email me directly to arrange a suitable time. 

CAREER PROFILING

Morrisby has been commissioned to undertake extensive career profiling of the Year 10 cohort.  Over a two hour period students are assessed on a number of key attributes including abstract reasoning, verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, attention to detail, personal style, work values and work environment. An individual report is provided to each student with the initial aim to provide guidance in Preliminary/Stage 6 subject choices. Additionally, students are encouraged to discuss their profiles with parents and consider the many pathways suggested. 

MCCP CAREERS WEBSITE

Visit the MCCP Careers Website available to all parents and students to up to date information and further links to an extensive number of career paths. Information on study options, ATAR requirements, job and salary prospects and workplace learning all form part of the website. 

In addition, the website has links to all forms required for School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) and External Vocational Education and Training (EVET) students, both for our Trade Training Centres for Sydney Catholic Schools at Burwood and Bankstown, and for TAFE applications.  

The site is continuously upgraded, to be abreast of such changes as study prerequisites, scholarship availability and ongoing course costs. The site provides valuable information to both students and parents alike.

CAREERS LESSONS

Using the MCCP Careers Website, students can access Careers lessons that take place during their Pastoral Care periods during Years 10-12. The information is stored securely within the website. Careers lessons range from practical content relating to applying for tax file numbers, superannuation, budgeting, resumes/cover letters, employability skills and job interview techniques, to careers exploration and labour market analysis, as well as applying for University and scholarships, TAFE and apprenticeships.

To access and subscribe to updates to the website, please visit https://www.maristpenshurstcareers.com.au/

In summation, the Careers Office at the College has a charter to recognise the importance that all students have the opportunity to be well informed about relevant career paths, that students have the opportunity to individually discuss these paths and to be open to consider all options available to them. The dissemination of career information is an ongoing process as is the personal interaction between student and career advisor as students’ progress along their specific career paths.

Mrs Peggy Chandler
Career Advisor
Room: ML3.02

peggy.chandler@syd.catholic.edu.au