Pathways and Careers
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:
- 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).
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
- 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
- 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