Future career tools
Need some help on a future direction? Visit these websites
UNE My Future Finder
My ATAR - This is a good site to explore university courses (in particular States) and ATAR requirements.
This faculty organises a large number of events and work shops throughout the year with the aim of showing the boys a cross section of the diverse world we live in and in which they will eventually work.
This page has relevant information relating to careers topics such as work experience, subject selections, apprenticeships, university options, resume and cover letter examples and useful links. Use the Careers Toolkit to build up your knowledge of, and preparation for, job applications.
Careers is taught in Years 10 and 12 and is a valued part of the school program. As well as incorporating careers into the school curriculum we work closely with external organisations.
The school works closely with a number of Universities including UNE, Newcastle University, University of Sydney, Southern Cross University, University of Wollongong and Charles Sturt University to give the boys a taste of university lifestyle.
During the year students have the opportunity to attend careers related Open Days at Armidale, Wollongong, Port Macquarie, Newcastle and Sydney. This also includes the Careers Expo at TRECC and a Health Industry forum at Tamworth Hospital. We also host a variety of workshops for students from Years 9 to 12, an ADFA presentation and Police recruitment. The Smith Family run a 'transition to work day' plus a Cert I in Financial Literacy.
Courses available for students in years 9 to 12
OHS course - $75
First Aid Course - $85
Student must complete the work readiness module online before attending work placement.
Work experience will be completed in Year 10 during the ODAS period. Senior students may like to negotiate relevant work experience as they explore their career options.
Refer to Workplace Learning Guides for information about completing work experience. A Student Placement Form needs to be filled in for insurance purposes and returned to your careers adviser a month before the placement is undertaken. This time period can be flexible under special circumstances.
For more information about work experience and the relevant paperwork needed before the placement can take place. View:
- The workplace learning guide for employers (PDF 1.1MB)
- The workplace learning guide for parents and carers (PDF 1MB)
- Department of Education workplace learning
- Student must complete work readiness module online before attending work placement
- Student Placement Record
Year 10 into Year 11 Subject Selection
For student/parent guidance in choosing subjects for the preliminary HSC year see the link below:
Interested in applying for a job or building up your career profile? Missed a Careers lesson on a relevant area? Use the following resources to develop the strength of your application and work related skills.
For help with your resume, view:
For help with writing a cover letter, view:
- Farrer cover letter template (Word Doc)
- Cover letter tips (PDF 88.3KB)
- Cover letter tips and suggestions (PDF 77.9KB)
For help with interviews, view:
Robert Arranz - Tel: 6764 8621