Pathways, Careers & Transition
Welcome to the Pathways, Career and Transition program at Newman College.
Pathways at Newman College
In recent years there has been positive changes to the options available to students in Years 10, 11 and 12. The purpose of this booklet is to provide a summary of the different pathways available in the senior years of secondary schooling, and to inform students, staff and families of the various processes undertaken at Newman College to ensure the best outcomes for all our students.
Choosing and Changing School Subjects
Here you will find information about subjects available in Year 11 and 12 at Newman College, prerequisites, changing subjects, and achieving secondary graduation.
Please make use of the below resources to assist your journey:
- Subjects available at Newman College in Year 11 and 12: Click here for further information
- Pre-requisites for Year 11 and 12 subjects at Newman College, Click here for further information
- Year 11 and 12 students wanting to change subjects: Email your Leader of Wellbeing or Mr Farley.
- Check your progress towards WACE (secondary graduation): Click here for further information
- School subject prerequisites for University courses: Click here for further information
- ATARs required for University courses:Click here for further information
Onsite – Work Experience Program
The Onsite program allows Year 11 and 12 General students to undertake work experience in an industry/company of their choice. Students usually spend 1 school day per week at their work placement.
There are many benefits associated with the Onsite program. Students develop confidence, important work skills, maturity, and valuable networks with employers in their chosen industry. For every placement completed, students will also receive credit towards their WACE (secondary graduation).
Whilst placement details and dates can sometimes be varied to suit the needs of the employer/student, most students enrolled in Onsite will undertake two placements per year, as a guide;
Term 1, Week 4 to Term 2, Week 3 (10 days total, excluding holidays).
Term 2, Week 8 to Term 3, Week 7 (10 days total, excluding holidays).
Please note that additional fees and charges apply for participation in the Onsite program. These reflect the cost of arranging work placements, insurance, logbooks, work visits, staffing, administration and document verification.
Certificate (VET) Qualifications
Students at Newman College have the opportunity to study a Certificate qualification at a TAFE / training provider, whilst also completing their secondary education in Year 11 and 12.
Typically, students go to the TAFE / training provider one day per week to undertake their studies, and return to school for the remaining four days per week.
Many Certificate qualifications require work experience, and this is usually completed during school holidays and/or examination periods.
Year 12 students at Newman College have the opportunity to complete the UniReady Program. As a result, students have the option to allocate the program as one of their school subjects. This program is an enabling course (bridging course) for students who will not achieve an ATAR, therefore these students will not be able to enter University via an ATAR pathway.
Students must meet certain prerequisites in order to be eligible for the UniReady Program. More information about the UniReady Program is available via the links below:
Post-School University and TAFE Courses
Please see the links below for some helpful information regarding University and TAFE courses. In addition, further information is available from the Leader of Pathways and Partnerships, Mr Justin Farley.
TAFE and Training
- TAFE Admissions Guide: Click here for further details
- Search for training courses in WA: Click here for further details
- Search for training courses nationally: Click here for further details
- Search for training courses by area and government funding Click here for further details
- University course search (WA): Click here for further details
- University course search (national): Click here for further details
- Good Universities Guide: Click here for further details
- School subject prerequisites for University courses: Click here for further details
- ATARs required for University courses: Click here for further details
- Murdoch University Murdoch University – The place for free thinking
- Edith Cowan University Edith Cowan University Western Australia – World Ready (ecu.edu.au)
- Curtin University Curtin University | Make tomorrow better
- UWA The University of Western Australia – Seek wisdom with a leading university for employability (uwa.edu.au)
- Notre Dame University Notre Dame | Notre Dame
- Scholarships | Murdoch University
- ECU | Overview : Scholarships
- Scholarships | Curtin University, Perth, Australia
- Scholarships and fees : The University of Western Australia (uwa.edu.au)
- Scholarships | Notre Dame
Useful Careers Links
At Newman College we want to empower all students to Shine through Discovery. Therefore, we wish to provide information to support all students to find their path forward in life. The below links may help in providing information to assist the next steps of students:
- Search jobs, pay levels, courses and training: Click here for further information
- Career Testing: Click here for further information (see the Pathways Coordinator for the password)
- Career exploration and resumé building: Click here for further information
- WA Government: Explore Career Options: Click here for further information
- Jobs in demand for the future (Priority Occupations List): Click here for further information
- Which apprenticeship is right for me? Click here for further information
- Australian Apprenticeship Pathways: Click here for further information
- Upgrade your skills: Click here for further information
Newman College offers support staff for students considering their future direction. In addition to Pastoral Care Group Teachers, students may contact Mr Justin Farley, Leader of Pathways and Partnerships for dedicated career and transition support.
Leader of Pathways and Partnerships
Phone: 9204 9457