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Welcome to the Pathways and Careers page. On this page, you will find information to assist students and families in transitioning from school to life outside of school. This includes selecting and changing subjects, work experience, VET Certificate qualifications, and preparation for University and TAFE.

Please see the links below for further details.

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:

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).

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.

UniReady and UniPath Programs

The UniReady and UniPath Programs are both university enabling programs, providing a pathway for non-ATAR students into selected degrees at various universities. Enabling programs are normally accessed by students after they finish their Year 12 studies, however, Newman College has entered into partnerships with two universities that will allow Year 12 students to undertake their enabling programs whilst still enrolled in school.

UniReady and UniPath are different programs, with different models of learning and different university entry outcomes. Please refer to the information booklets below for further details on UniReady and UniPath.

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



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:

Contact Careers

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.

Justin Farley

Leader of Pathways and Partnerships 


Phone:  9204 9457