- New career practitioners allocated to 70 public secondary schools in Western Australia
- Practitioners will play integral role in schools to provide students with opportunities to experience a range of work and study options
- The $31.7 million initiative will see practitioners start work in 2022
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery has today announced an exciting new initiative to help students make plans to set them up for successful futures.
Dedicated career practitioners will be employed at 70 public secondary schools around the State to support students through the senior years of their schooling.
Practitioners will be positioned where they are most needed such as schools with a large number of students studying Vocational Education and Training.
Career practitioners - who will be employed as qualified teachers - will work with school leadership teams to make sure that all students have opportunities to participate in a range of work experiences and study options.
They will play an integral role in providing career information and liaising with students, staff, parents, training providers, employers and industry.
As part of the $31.7 million initiative, practitioners will complete a Graduate Certificate in Career Development.
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"I understand that for many students considering their future career options can be both exciting and daunting.
"Career practitioners will ensure that students are exposed to current and future work requirements and are supported to plan their pathway once they finish school.
"Students will benefit from the knowledge and expertise that the practitioners have about entry requirements for further study, along with an understanding of training providers and local employers.
"This is just another way that WA public schools are supporting students to set them up for successful futures."
Minister's office - 6552 5700
List of schools:
|Albany Senior High School|
|Armadale Senior High School|
|Balcatta Senior High School|
|Baldivis Secondary College|
|Balga Senior High School|
|Ballajura Community College|
|Belmont City College|
|Belridge Secondary College|
|Broome Senior High School|
|Bunbury Senior High School|
|Busselton Senior High School|
|Byford Secondary College|
|Canning Vale College|
|Cape Naturaliste College|
|Cecil Andrews College|
|Champion Bay Senior High School|
|Clarkson Community High School|
|Collie Senior High School|
|Comet Bay College|
|Darling Range Sports College|
|Dianella Secondary College|
|East Kimberley College|
|Eastern Hills Senior High School|
|Eaton Community College|
|Ellenbrook Secondary College|
|Esperance Senior High School|
|Geraldton Senior High School|
|Girrawheen Senior High School|
|Governor Stirling Senior High School|
|Halls Head College|
|Hampton Senior High School|
|Harrisdale Senior High School|
|Hedland Senior High School|
|John Forrest Secondary College|
|John Tonkin College|
|Joseph Banks Secondary College|
|Kalamunda Senior High School|
|Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School|
|Karratha Senior High School|
|Katanning Senior High School |
|Kelmscott Senior High School|
|Kent Street Senior High School|
|Lakeland Senior High School|
|Lesmurdie Senior High School|
|Lynwood Senior High School|
|Manjimup Senior High School|
|Morley Senior High School|
|Newton Moore Senior High School|
|North Albany Senior High School|
|Northam Senior High School|
|Pinjarra Senior High School|
|Rockingham Senior High School|
|Safety Bay Senior High School|
|School of Isolated and Distance Education|
|Southern River College|
|Swan View Senior High School|
|Thornlie Senior High School|
|Wanneroo Secondary College|
|Warnbro Community High School|
|Warwick Senior High School|
|Yanchep Secondary College|