Year 10 Career Avenues Testing

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

On Tuesday 18th February, 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 $99 which includes a comprehensive written report and a 1-2 hour group feedback session. (The comparative cost of an individual career assessment in Brisbane can cost 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 students of around 12 -13 pages each.  The reports will be handed back and explained in a group feedback session with Dr Kratzing.  This session will take place at school early in Term 2.

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 ($99) 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 as soon as possible.