At Ringwood Secondary College we are committed to developing student career awareness. As a part of the Managed Individual Pathways program students are assisted with vocational guidance, support and career education.
A comprehensive Careers program is delivered to all students between Years 9 and 12, including careers counseling throughout the year. Various activities are scheduled to allow students to explore pathways and career options. This includes a Career Discovery Day, vocational testing, Tertiary Information Service excursion, Careers bulletins as well as guest speakers in the Year 12 Common period.
VETis (Vocational Education Training in Schools) courses are undertaken by a number of our VCE and Year 10 students allowing them to combine their traditional studies with a vocational study. The College offers a broad range of courses in conjunction with local TAFE Institutes and neighbouring secondary colleges. Some students also have the opportunity to participate in School Based Apprenticeship & Traineeships (SBAT), which means that students can begin their apprenticeship whilst completing their schooling.
Parents are invited to contact the Careers Practitioners to arrange an appointment to discuss subject choices and course options.
The Careers room is a well-resourced facility open to all students. A wide range of resources include University and TAFE booklets, brochures, pamphlets, DVDs, the Job Guide and other books are available for student use. The College has a team of Career Practitioners who provide many services to students from Years 7-12.