Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

Day and boarding school for boys since 1939

Telephone02 6764 8600



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 for 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.

This year the school worked closely with a number of Universities including UNE, Newcastle University, University of Sydney, Southern Cross University 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. These include the Careers Expo at TREC, a Health Industry forum at Tamworth Hospital, Prospective Teachers Day and an Aeroskills workshop at the airport. We also host a variety of workshops for students from Years 9 to 12, an ADFA presentation, ‘Latitude’ for overseas GAP years.

In term 4 we run an extensive work experience program for all year 10’s, organise WH&S courses, First Aid courses and Lifeguard courses.

Courses Available at Farrer

OHS courses will run on 4th, 5th and 6th September (1 day)  Cost is $70.

First Aid Course will cost $85.00 and run during week 8 or 9 in Term 3.

Lifeguard Course will run in Term 3 – date to be advised.

(Payment for theses courses needs to be made to Mrs Rogers and when enough people have paid a date will be organised.)

Work Experience

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:

Careers toolkit

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:

Cover letter

For help with writing a cover letter, view:


For help with interviews, view:

Future career tools

Need some help on a future direction? Visit these websites: