Pathways Education

The Pathways Department at Catholic Regional College Melton offers a range of programs and services designed to support our students’ career development.  

It aims to facilitate a smooth progression through secondary education and from secondary school to further education or employment.

Its mission is to provide students with access to information and opportunities to help them grow as individuals so that they feel confident making decisions that lead them into appropriate post-secondary education, training and employment pathways.

The Pathways Department offers the following services and programs:

  • The Careers Resource Centre, which has current literature on courses, pathway options, apprenticeships/traineeships and careers events
  • Vocational Assessment – Career Voyage vocational assessment program
  • Assistance with subject selection and course counselling
  • Work Experience/Work Placement
  • Career-development focused incursions and excursions including Tertiary Information Session (TIS), VCE & Careers Expo.
  • Assistance with job applications
  • Individual pathway planning appointments
  • VTAC presentations and assistance with applications and change-of-preference interviews
  • Distribution of weekly Careers Newsletters including job vacancies and apprenticeship opportunities

Western Edge Cluster

Subject and program selection for multiple year levels begins in Term 3. The video below outlines the local Western Edge Cluster VET (Vocational Education Training/TAFE) courses that are available to our students. These courses can help students gain an additional certificate alongside their VCE and VCAL programs, as well as increasing their employability skills.

Watch now - Western Edge Cluster 2022

For the full Western Edge Cluster 2022 handbook visit www.wec.vic.edu.au

Other resources

A further selection of useful resources for students and parents is available below.

VTAC

VTAC Website
Year 12 Guide
Year 11 Guide
Year 10 Guide
How to Apply (YouTube clip)

Career planning and job research tools

www.myfuture.edu.auwww.joboutlook.gov.au
www.goodcareersguide.com.auwww.australianjobs.employment.gov.au
www.youthcentral.vic.gov.auwww.studentedge.org
www.vtac.edu.au/careers-hub

Apprenticeship and job search tools

Research: www.skillsone.com.auwww.aapathways.com.au
Electrical apprenticeships: www.necaeducation.com.auApprenticeship opportunities: www.megt.com.au

Work experience information

www.education.vic.gov.auwww.workexperiencedirectory.com.au
Work experience arrangement formWork experience travel form
COVID 19 additional work experience formSafe@Work OHS Education


Other useful careers resources

Resume and cover letter sampleswww.youthcentral.vic.gov.au
VET research toolswww.myskills.gov.au

www.skills.vic.gov.au

University Clinical Aptitude Test preparation

www.ucat.edu.au

Career Voyage Vocational Assessment for Year 10–12 studentswww.careervoyage.com.au
Career plan templateCareer Plan template