This Careers Centre is a pivotal part of our school community and is aimed at providing a
means for students and parents to access a broad range of information and resources to further assist in the career development process.



At Colac secondary College we provide pathway support for our students. This support is provided through:

  • One on one career/subject assistance for all Year 9-12 students to personalize the individual support.

  • School developed career workshops.

  • University visits.

  • Year 10 work Experience.

  • Presentations by external businesses, learning institutions and ex-students

  • Several pathway sessions throughout the year.

  • Providing access to other learning opportunities (such as Vocational Education and Training course, School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships).

We all learn for a purpose. The overall purpose is to be an effective and productive member of the community. We hope also to find the pathways in future training, life skills, hobbies / interests and of course a connection with others in the local and global community.

Colac Secondary College has recognised that a planned and supported pathway is essential not only for the wellbeing of each student, but also for the health of our community and its businesses.

Year 10 Work Experience

Students that are studying Year 10 will work with the Careers Officer to work together to arrange their Work Experience placement. This program is a great opportunity for students to get a first taste of a career route, to help guide future decisions, or it can be a way into a first part time job, or even lead to full time employment after school.

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Apprenticeships and Traineeships are a great career option for students looking to combine practical work with structured training. Australian Apprenticeships (often referred to as apprenticeships or traineeships) are available to anyone of working age and you do not need a secondary school certificate or other qualification to begin your apprenticeship. You can even commence while you're still at school finishing Years 11 and 12. There are many opportunities to train, study and earn an income in most occupations and traditional trades which offer a variety of qualification levels. Upon completion you will obtain a nationally recognised qualification and receive the experience you need to get the qualified job you are looking for.