Year 10

In Year 10, students will be well on their way toward VCE, preparing for the subjects they will be taking in their final years of school. Some students will even have the chance to commence VCE Units 1 and 2 for certain classes, based on their grades in Year 9. Other students might decide that higher education isn’t of interest to them and begin considering alternatives.

Karen’s approach

To prepare for the workforce, many schools offer work experience placement opportunities to their students. There is a lot of competition when it comes to securing a work experience placement, and for a student who has never worked for an employer before this can be daunting. Karen works one-on-one with students to help them find confidence in themselves, not only with job applicants but also as future employees.
It is in Year 10 where students will start selecting their VCE subjects. These can often serve as prerequisite requirements for higher education courses, which is why students tend to get overwhelmed with this process as they begin questioning what field of study and career they want to pursue. Using various career counsellor tools, Karen aims to help students discover more about their likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses so that they can make informed decisions going forward.
Year 10 will also be the year that many students start looking into casual employment. For most, this will be their first or second job. Attempting to put together a resume with little or no work experience can seem like a lost cause. Through extra-curricular activities and studying certain subjects, however, there are many transferable skills that they will have acquired that are desirable to employees. Together, Karen and your child will figure out what these skills are, enhancing the resume they build.


You can learn more about Karen’s process here.