ERC Updates

From Careers

Year 12 : UOW Discovery Day

Interested students attended the UOW Discovery Day this week. Each student received an individual program that was a COVID safe introduction to the UOW. Student feedback was positive and it was regarded as a very worthwhile day.


A report from a student who attended. He was in Year 11 when he applied.

‘Initially, the UOW Summer Masterclass was something that I was reluctant to do. It didn’t sit well with me to think about spending my last summer holidays doing assignments back to back. Following a persistent decline in my mind, Mrs. Hodson came to me with a phone call from UOW. I was delighted to commence after one phone call and conversation with the Careers Advisers. In day-to-day university work and in reaching a high mark, knowing the major benefits really inspired me. Although it would often feel like an abundant and never-ending supply of work, I was able to achieve my potential after transitioning out of the holiday mode with the aid of the amazing lecturers and tutors. I would confidently suggest this to anyone who gets this incredible opportunity.’ Mustaqeem Turi Year 12

YEAR 12 INTERVIEWS:  These interviews have commenced. Every Year 12 student will be interviewed about their transition pathways from school. Each student will be treated as an individual with their own way of navigating from where they are now to where they want to be after they leave school. They are supported in this process throughout the year.

Students are invited to make an appointment as soon as possible to be interviewed. By doing this early, clear and focussed directions can motivate and assist with current studies.


WORK EXPERIENCE: Some students have started to investigate the world of work by doing work experience this year.

College Policy is that Year 11 non VET students can voluntarily elect to do work experience during the first week in the July school holidays (no lessons missed).  All other student requests must go through a special process of application (Please note not all applications are approved). If you have any questions about this process please contact Mrs Hodson.


(Please note, all completed documentation must be received at least 1 week prior to WE commencing for processing)


Parent to please write a letter of request by email to the Principal ( stating where, when, why (Make sure there are no assessment tasks during that time).

After permission is given, documents are released from the careers department.

  • Student Placement Record (SPR), to be completed by the parent and work experience host employer and returned to the careers room ASAP.
  • Parent Guidance Booklet – for parents to retain
  • Employers Guide, (ensure the School Contact Insurance Document is in the employer’s guide) – to be given to employer

SPR – School completes the top section, parents complete and sign, then the employer completes their sections and signs.  SPR is sent to Mrs Hodson or Mr Cajar via the student or email. The comprehensively completed SPR is then processed by ERC and work experience will be endorsed.  All parties receive a mailed copy

In the meantime, students are required to complete an online work experience – Work Health and Safety course.  (Access through, Workplace learning – work readiness – readiness for work experience.  Use school email and password to log in). Print certificate to show to Careers Advisor and employer then retain for their resume/portfolio.

Complete the ERC Work Experience Preparation document (collected from Careers Office).

For most WE placements students must have completed their White Card.

Careers department provides student with:

  • Copy of completed Student Placement Record, SPR – as above
  • Blank employer work experience report/evaluation
  • Prepare student to verbally thank the employer at the end of the placement period

AFTER WORK EXPERIENCE: (Usually the first day back at school) Students report to Careers Advisors and review their work experience.


Monday 22 February, 2021

Western Sydney University – Discover Western – Subject Selection and Future Career Webinars
Find out everything you need to know in Year 10 to plan your future career path. Numerous webinars available  covering many career paths and subject areas.

Time: See link below
Location: Online
Details and Registration: