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Career Development Programme

The GSG Career Development Programme follows the Blueprint for Career Development. This programme provides students with learning opportunities in the classroom and through practical experiences to develop self-awareness, confidence, knowledge and skills to explore career pathways to suit their interests, dreams and capabilities.

Senior School Career Development

The Career Development Programme introduced in Years Nine and Ten focuses on supporting students to identify and select subjects and pathways to follow in Years Eleven and Twelve, and beyond school. Pathway options include:

  • WACE subjects
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) programme
  • School Based Traineeships
  • School and TAFE combinations

A wide range of resources including: guest speakers; interactive career counselling computer programmes; university speakers; and attendance at the GSIT Career Expo are available to students to identify their interests, skills and occupation preferences.

Students are also involved in the Year Ten Work Experience Programme. This focuses on employability skills and what employers look for in young workers. Students negotiate their own placement with employers and prepare job applications, including a resume suitable for future use. Following their week-long placement, students have the opportunity to evaluate their performance and identify possible career pathways.

Career Development services are also provided in Years Eleven and Twelve through counselling with Heads of House, Career Development Coordinator, Director of Studies and Head of Senior School. Presentations by GSIT, universities, business representatives, industry leaders and Gap Year programmes provide information and resources to assist students with further education decisions and training options.


In preparation for the conclusion of secondary schooling, Year Twelve students participate in an interview with the Career Development Coordinator. Students complete a transition plan outlining their plan of action for the immediate future to assist in engagement in ongoing education, training or employment.

Endorsed programmes are offered to students in Years Ten, Eleven and Twelve to use workplace learning, university studies, community organisation and personal development programmes to meet requirements of the WA Certificate of Education (WACE). Students can be enrolled in these programmes both inside and outside school time.


Endorsed programmes are given unit equivalence, which means that one programme or a combination of programmes is considered equal to one unit of a WACE course. Examples of programmes include:

  • Country Week
  • Workplace Learning Programmes
  • Whole School Musical Productions
  • Community Service Programmes
  • Surf Life Saving WA certificates and awards

Students wishing to participate in an endorsed programme should enrol before the end of Term Two. More information is available from the Career Development Coordinator.