Careers education acknowledges student dreams and aspirations while aiming to increase students’ self-awareness, understanding and confidence in planning for a positive future that includes further study and/or employment. The knowledge and understanding gained will assist students to make wise, well informed decisions, while acknowledging employability skills, their ability to improve these skills while at school and confidently articulate what they are capable of.
Careers at Port Hacking High School is focused on providing “career” opportunities for all students 7-10. Opportunities are provided in the form of formal Careers lessons (Yrs 9 & 10), whole school and individual year Careers events, CHAT n SNACK with Education & Industry guest speakers, excursions, programs and workshops. This creates and encourages opportunities for career conversations with guest speakers, employers, industry professionals, tertiary providers, recognised training organisations, teachers, parents, relatives and peers.
The school has its own Careers website, click PORTHACKINGCAREERS.COM for access.
Please utilise this resource. It has a wealth of Careers knowledge for both students and parents and no password is required. You will also find on the home page a full version of the current Careers Newsletter while relevant versions are emailed directly to Yrs 7 & 8, Yrs 9 & 10 and Yrs 11 & 12 DET emails.
Port Hacking High School also subscribes and utilises in classes the following websites. Parents are welcome to register.
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Practical assistance is given for employment and study related matters and individual career counselling is available to Year 10-12 if requested. Parents are welcome to make an appointment with the Careers Adviser.
Work experience is available in Years 9-12 but focuses mainly on Year 10, where all students are encouraged to participate and complete at least 1 week of work experience.
Find out more about Work Experience on the Careers website- Click HERE
Work experience, shadowing opportunities, volunteering and ‘a day in the life’ activities are available in Years 9-12 but focuses mainly on Year 10, where all students are encouraged to participate in all these activities and complete at least 1 week of work experience. Practical assistance is given for employment and study related matters and may address subject selection, jobs, courses, applications, scholarships, study skills, time management and interview skills. Individual career counselling is available to Year 10-12 on request. Parents are welcome to make an appointment with the Careers Adviser and/or the Transition Adviser.