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College Guidance Officer

 

​It is important to recognise that your secondary school years are a pivotal transition from childhood to adulthood.  Junior Secondary (Years 7-9) is an opportunity for students to experience college life and enjoy its diverse range of learning opportunities, while taking on the added responsibility of being a secondary student.

Senior Secondary college life (Years 10-12) allows students the freedom and responsibility to tailor parts of their educational program to meet their own learning and career goals.

The goal of the Guidance Officer is to assist students in gaining self-understanding as a basis for setting constructive life goals which are consistent with one’s abilities, interests and aptitudes.  By stretching your limits now, more opportunities will await you in the future.

Guidance Curriculum

Careers and Access Program

Careers information is made available to the whole MSSC community through the college Facebook page and web site.  Fortnightly updates about   careers and related events will be posted.  There is also a career noticeboard located in iServies.  A specific career will be highlighted every fortnight, giving students information regarding: education requirements, job prospects, relevant school subjects and pathways to further information. There is also a careers library  being set up and maintained within iServices.

The Year 10 careers program is planned and implemented by the Guidance Officer and includes a Careers Day where relevant speakers and   industry professionals present to students. The program is designed to give students the information they need to make informed choices during the Senior Education and Training planning process.

The Guidance Officer contributes to the college Access program by leading the implementation of selected curriculum topics.

The Careers and Guidance Matters newsletter provides information on career events, open days, expos, career planning and other local support information. Access the newsletter at the bottom of this page.

Career information and planning websites

The following websites may be of use to students and parents/carers for career planning

Education Queensland handouts and information guides

Myfuture website – this is used during Access careers lessons

Joboutlook website – another website useful for finding information on specific careers

Support for parents

The following websites may be helpful to parents

Parentline

www.parentline.com.au

Ph: 1300 30 1300

Parentline provides support, counselling and parent education for the cost of a local call, and web counselling from 11am-2pm Tues and Thurs.
 
Lifeline

www.lifeline.org.au

Ph: 13 11 14 (free from mobile phones)

Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services. Telephone, online and face-to-face counselling is available.  
 
Kids Helpline

www.kidshelp.com.au

Ph: 1800 55 1800

Kids Helpline is a counselling service for Australian children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years.