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What happens in private career counselling for students?

This first new post on the Karen Your Career Coach & Associates new website, is for parents of secondary school-age children. It helps to explain the reasons why a private professional career counselling process can help YOU, the parent, to support your child, and in what ways. The timing can be important; term 2 and three of the academic year often being pivotal. Enjoy my first blog. Thank you for looking us up!

Victorian Year 12 students will receive an ATAR

Victorian students in year 12 will receive an ATAR, according to an announcement from Education Minister James Merlino. The Coronavirus effect Year 12 students across Australia have suffered the disadvantages that come from being “home-schooled” during the Covid-19 lockdowns. For sure, some schools are better equipped than others to support their students remotely. In particular, […]

Applying for university or TAFE courses for 2021

Applying for university or TAFE courses for 2021 is going to be different to previous years. It’s July 2020 and for many of us the past 5 months have felt like being in a giant washing machine, being thrown about. Everything is stop-start; topsy-turvy like never before. There are so many uncertainties. With respect to […]

Online Career Coaching during coronavirus

I am offering online career coaching during the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. In light of recent World Health Organisation, Department of Home Affairs and Victorian State Department of Health advice, the incidence of coronavirus is rapidly increasing. “Non-essential meetings” are to be reconsidered. In light of this I am offering online services only. This is […]

What career activities should a year 9 student be involved in?

What career activities should a year 9 student be involved in? Great question and one that many parents have been asking me. A student can commence career coaching at any year level and during any term of the school year. However, this blog serves to outline the activities that I recommend for 14 to 15 […]

When will my year 12 child receive his 2020 course offer?

  Dear year 12s, may I be the first to congratulate you on completing your VCE, VCE(VET) or IB exams! Well done for surviving this period of intense study. I’d also like to congratulate your parents. Parents of year 12s; bravo! Now what? Sure, there’s Schoolies. Sorry parents of year 12s, that was uncalled-for. But […]

How careers aptitudes and interests tests can help school students

I am using a few careers aptitudes and interests tests with school age students, as well as with young adults post-secondary education. Career coaching is not the same as it was in the early 20th century. Vocational advisory services used to suppose that the advisor was all-knowing and could, therefore “test and tell” the client. […]

What if my child says he wants to drop out in year 12?

It’s worrying if your child says that he or she wants to drop out of school. Even more concerning is if your child said this to you during year 12. Many parents hope that their child will continue in compulsory education until the end of year 12, indeed this is strongly encouraged in Australia. Retention […]

Careers Counsellor Services

Parents of year 12 students seeking careers counsellor services can obtain the following careers services from me at Karen Your Career Coach. My professional careers counselling services are affordable, progressive and confidential. Careers counselling is highly skilled work carried out by professional counsellors, qualified to post-graduate level in Career Development. Counselling incorporates psychological assessment and […]

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