Edmund Rice College takes a proactive approach to help students manage the transition from school to the next stage of life. As their personal insight grows, they discover career pathways aligned to their interests and values. Our young men step forward with career planning skills, decision-making capabilities and awareness of their gifts.

Our Career Advisors provide professional advice and current information on career options, tertiary education and training pathways. Opportunities include careers lessons in Year 10; Work Experience; excursions to Careers Expos; University of Wollongong Discovery Days; guest speakers; resume building; interview skills; and individual interviews. This is all underpinned by intensive career counselling in their senior years.

The College offers vocational pathways for students interested in apprenticeships and traineeships. Students seeking traineeships benefit greatly from connections with our Old Boys network and the College’s strong reputation with employers in the Illawarra region.

The College’s newsletter also carries weekly Careers information.

A student smiles at a careers expo while other students mingle in the background
Student Achievements

Our Student Learning Outcomes

  • 93%

    Early Admission into University

    of our Year 12 students who applied to the University of Wollongong received Early Entry offers.

  • 16

    Top 5% in State

    of our Year 12 Industrial Technology Students received a nomination for possible inclusion in the SHAPE exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum for exemplar Industrial Technology projects. This is for Projects that achieved a combined result for their project and folio of at least 55/60.

  • 100%

    Careers Mentoring

    of our Year 10, 11 & 12 students are counselled on destination pathways by Careers Advisors every Year.

  • 32


    of our senior students have successfully secured Apprenticeships in 2021.

Visit the ERC Careers Website

This interactive site has been created by our very experienced careers team to assist students in developing pathways beyond the College. All students are guided through this site at school with the assistance of staff and the careers advisors.

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