Hutchins offers a varied program of career-focused activities designed to assist senior students develop the tools and life-skills they need to effectively plan and implement their successful transition to life after Hutchins – whether that be travel, further study or employment and training.
Students are encouraged to participate in activities that will assist them develop a customised career action plan that will support their on-going career development decision-making.
The Careers services that are available for students from Years 9–12 include:
- Individualised career counselling, combined with course selection for Years 9–11
- Morrisby Report – career guidance profiling for all Year 10 students
- Participation in “The Project” – careers curriculum for all Year 9 students
- Guidance with selection and applications for tertiary courses at local and interstate institutions
- Opportunity to participate in “Taster Programs” (industry-specific career programs) and UTAS faculty activity days
- Personal consultations for both parents and students regarding career and course decisions
- Access to up-to-date relevant career and course information
- Optional work experience placements in Years 10–12
- Support and assistance with access and participation in school-based traineeships
- Access to a range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses in Years 11 and 12, possibly conducted at other college campuses
- Resume, applications and job interview guidance
- Participation in optional short courses – RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol), First Aid, White Card and the Hutchins Hospitality Service Course
The University of Tasmania, major mainland universities, Defence Force Recruiting, Volunteer Gap/Exchange Organisations and industry representatives visit the School regularly to provide transition and program information to all students.
To achieve the desired outcomes this has to be a shared task between all staff, the tertiary education and training providers, parents and students.
Contact from parents, Old Boys and others, interested in establishing co-operative partnerships to help achieve this, is welcomed by the Careers Counsellor and Head of Vocational Education, Linda Bonnitcha on (03) 6221 4271. Alternatively contact the Careers Centre through The Hutchins School Careers Facebook page.