Support People for Learning & Career Choices

There are many people who can support you as you make learning and career choices. Your parents or guardians know you well and can help you to make subject choices and co-curricular or extra-curricular chioces that you may enjoy. If you have older brothers and sisters they may be able to give you information on what different school subjects and activities are like. This information can help you to make choices.


There are several people at your school who can help you to find out about your learning and career options. These include

  • Career Practitioners who can give you information on careers, how to find out what jobs and courses you might enjoy, what school subjects are helpful for the careers and coures you are interested in. Career Practitioners can help you develop the tools you need to find a job, such as how to fill out an application form, a resume, cover letter, interview skills, and portfolio. If you are home schooled, you can locate a Career Practitioner through the Career Development Association of Australia .
  • Curriculum Coordinators or year level coordinators can give you information about what you will study in all of your elective and core school subjects.
  • Heads of Faculty/learning areas or Heads of Department at your school can give you detailed information on what is involved in all the subjects in their faculty or learning area and information on learning pathways through to the end of secondary school.
  • Subject teachers can give you detailed information about what is involved in the subjects they teach.
  • Tutors or home room teachers understand how you are going overall and can help you think about your elective subject choices.
  • Coordinators of sport, cultural activities and service activities at your school can give you information on the range of co-curricular activities at your school.