Careers

At Bossley Park High School, we are committed to working with you and your child to achieve success in their own area and/or assist all students explore their interests to create a pathway that will transition them from school to work smoothly.

The Careers department is able to:

Conduct personal interviews with each student
Assist students create and implement a study timetable to benefit them.
Explore various Career pathways and post-school options
Offer special programs that will benefit the student before they finish school, for example, Work experience.
Hold Group Transition meetings to expose different methods of achieving a long-term goal after school life has finished.
Show students various methods of managing stress, anger and teach them how they can work with their unique way of learning.
Help students identify their learning styles and how to overcome barriers to achieve success inside and outside of the classroom.

How to look through a Job Guide Website: 

Google, “Job Guide”
Type an area of interest, for example, “Plumbing”, in the yellow search engine box in the top left hand corner of the page.
Click on the specific area you would like to investigate, for example , “Brick Layer”.
Use this information to explore your careers and to answer your questions.
Students: need to pay Special attention to the information. It contains:
 : A job description
: Personal quality requirements
: How to become qualified for the career
: Will know what they are qualified to do after studying /training in this area
: Which courses they can study (in pink), then clicking on these course names to see where they offer their courses.
: Contact details for any further information on the subject.
On the left side bar, you notice some tabs that will inform you on how to complete a resumè, detailing part-time school and TAFE programs, what an apprenticeship is and how to find one.

Look through a UAC Guide: (For those who want to go to University):

Google, “UAC” or click on the link below
Type a Keyword, such as, “Civil Engineering”.
You can then look up and compare as many courses as you want from here.
Things to be aware of:
: Cut-off/atar will tell you what rank you need to achieve for your university course.
: “nc”= new course (brand new and does not have an atar yet)
: “A + C”= Uni will consider their atar and everything in the subheading, 
   “Additional Selection Criteria”, so please read this carefully.
: “Assumed Knowledge”, is what student SHOULD study to get into the field they want to get into.
: “Recommended Studies”, are subjects that could further assist the student’s understanding in the course.
: “3F” or “6P” = 3 yrs. full time or 6 yrs. part time
: “Career Opportunities” tell you what areas you will be able to work in when you complete the course.
: The location of the campus is straight under the Course name


Below are some useful links:

Bossley Park High School Careers Site

Board of Studies.

UAC Undergraduate course search

TAFE NSW

University of Sydney

University of New South Wales

University of Western Sydney

University of Wollongong

Macquarie University

University of Technology UTS

Charles Sturt University

Australian Catholic University