Careers & Pathways

The future world of work that our students will be entering will be a dynamic environment where technology and globalisation will require new skills.

Research suggests that young people will have “17 jobs over five careers throughout their lifetime” (Foundation for Young Australians). It is therefore essential that we are equipping students with the skills and capabilities to navigate their way into the changing labour market. Career Development Programs have been strategically integrated into the Doncaster Secondary College curriculum.

DSC Careers Centre

The DSC Careers Centre is a dedicated space in the Senior Centre where career and course information is displayed and accessible. The Career Development Coordinator and Career Counsellor are both readily available to students for questions, information and advice. Students are welcome to visit the Careers Centre during recess, lunchtime, after school and during study periods and parents are welcome to make appointments if required.

DSC Careers Website

Please visit our Doncaster Careers Website for more information. Additional resources and information is readily available to students and parents via:

  • Career News, published weekly, providing details of events, courses and career information for students and parents.
  • Dedicated Careers Noticeboards in the Senior Centre
  • Compass News Feed and DiSCovery Classes.

Career Development Programs

  • Career Action Plans
  • The DiSCovery Program and classroom activities allow students to explore core values, beliefs and self-understanding, as they develop a greater sense of identity.
  • Career Action Plans
  • The MySelf Program is a cluster of authentic and integrated learning units that Year 9 students complete as part of their curriculum program. MyFuture is a career-focused unit that all students participate in. Students go through a process of investigating a career, applying for a job, developing a resume, attending a job interview and gaining feedback.
  • Career Action Plans
  • Careers Excursion to two city Universities
  • Managed Individual Pathways (MIPs) interviews with each Year 10 student – an opportunity to discuss and provide information at a personal level regarding senior school (VCE or VCAL) and post schooling options.
  • At the end of Term 2, Careers Experience is an introduction to the world of work with an opportunity for students to undertake a work placement in a potential future career interest, gain new experiences and develop personal Employability Skills.
  • Subject selection and course counselling
  • Senior Years Career Expo Day
  • Career Action Plans
  • Course and pathway counselling
  • Careers Excursion to a University for presentations, workshops and Campus tour
  • Senior Years Career Expo Day
  • Career Action Plans
  • Senior Years Career Expo Day
  • Instructions for students and parents regarding the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) tertiary application process.
  • Counselling for course selection, change of preference, SEAS and Scholarship applications.
  • Career Action Plans
  • Work placement and pathway planning support in conjunction with AtEast