Year 10 Career Avenues Testing – DATE CHANGE

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE – Tuesday 13th March 2018

SET planning is a process in which Year 10 students are assisted to think through future education and career possibilities. The programme will continue throughout Terms 1 and 2, and will culminate on Travel Day in Term 3 with an interview between the students, parents and their SET Plan Teacher, at which time the students’ subject selections for Years 11 and 12 will be finalised.

On Tuesday 13th March, as the first step in the SET Plan process, all Year 10 students will be undertaking a full career assessment conducted by Dr Marian Kratzing, a Careers Psychologist with Career Avenues, a specialist career consultancy service.  The cost per student will be $143 which includes a comprehensive written report and a 30 minute individual interview/feedback session. (The comparative cost of an individual career assessment in Brisbane costs around $550).

The assessment session will be around 4 hours in duration and will consist of a number of questionnaires and tests designed to measure factors which are important in selecting a career.  These will include:

  1. An Aptitude Assessment covering six areas: non verbal, verbal, numerical, clerical, mechanical and spatial reasoning. This assessment is very important in helping students establish where their strengths lie.
  2. Occupational Interest Assessment: This assessment item uses an Australian interest inventory to identify preferred vocational roles.
  3. Personal Style Assessment: The personal style will give information about the kind of work focus and work environment which will most likely suit the student.

 

Report & Interview:

Following the assessment session, the results will be scored and analysed and then Dr Kratzing will write individual reports for each student of around 12 -13 pages each.  The reports will be handed back in an individual interview with Dr Kratzing.  The interviews will take place at school in early May.

If you are a new student to the College in Years 11 or 12, we would encourage you to undertake this assessment to help assist you with your future career direction and subject selections.  The cost of the assessment ($143) will be debited to your school account.  If you would like to participate in the assessment process, please see Mrs Bellingham in the VET Office by Thursday 22nd February, 2017.