Careers & Pathways

The Careers Centre at Swinburne is open to students and their parents Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Click here to view the Careers Information Night presentation.

Click here to view the VTAC Tertiary Admissions Guide for Year 12 Students and Parents.

Click here – Search over 200,000 jobs from thousands of job boards, employment and career sites in Australia.



All students across Year 11 and 12 are encouraged to make at least one appointment per year with Tracy to discuss their future goals and plans. Parents are of course invited to attend these interviews, with times available during and after school hours.


  • Subject selection for incoming Year 10 students, mid-year and end-of-year for Year 11’s
  • Understanding entrance information for TAFE, University and Independent Tertiary Colleges
  • Understanding how the requirements to pass the VCE and VCAL
  • Understanding how the ATAR score in calculated
  • How to read the VTAC Guide and apply for tertiary courses through VTAC
  • How to read the TAFE Directory and apply to TAFE
  • How to accept or defer a tertiary institution offer, or what to do if you don’t get an offer
  • What tertiary study is like – University versus TAFE study
  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships – what’s the difference and how to apply
  • Using the Career Voyage program to assess strengths, interests and possible career options
  • How to read the Job Guide
  • Searching for work and getting a casual job
  • How to write a resume and letter of application
  • How to prepare for interviews
  • Gap year activities and student exchange programs



The Careers Centre is located next to the student lounge and is available for appointments during school hours between 8:30am-3:00pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Students can visit the Careers Centre to make an appointment, or they can call 8862 4400 or email



General Careers Information:


The Good Universities Guide  

An amazing site that allows you to search for
information on different jobs and careers, courses all over Australia
and find Scholarships.


Market Information Portal

Find out current information, data and statistics
about the Labour Market. Find out where the jobs are, what the skill
shortage areas are and much more.


Job Outlook  

Information about jobs and the labour market. It gives
you information on everything about 100’s of jobs and also what the
future prospects will be.



Find out about yourself and the types of careers
that might suit you.


My Big Tomorrow


Gives you information on all kinds of careers.



An excellent site with lots of information about jobs and careers plus
various tests and quizzes to help you learn more about yourself.


Jobs Alive  

Profiles a range of young people and their career pathway from Year 10 onwards.


Career Advice Videos  

A selection of videos that will assist you in applying for a job and the interview process.


Job Access  

Job and Workplace help for people with a disability.



A guide for school leavers in Melbourne.


Job and Career Search:


Spot Jobs


Find full time, part time, casual and holiday jobs
near where you live. Lots of jobs specifically for school students
and school leavers.


Career Jet  

Brings together lots of job search engines into one



Lists job vacancies all over Australia.


Apply Direct


A site that lists thousands of jobs – there are no
job agencies, you apply directly to the employer.



Learn about different jobs and see what jobs are currently being advertised.



Find available jobs and get information on a range of career related jobs.



A site with general careers resources and also an extensive database of positions vacant.




Lists job vacancies all over Australia.




Lists job vacancies all over Australia and in 20 other


Youth Point


Connects young people in Inner Melbourne with
employment opportunities.


Careers in Specific Job Areas:


With Code
Information on careers in Computer Science


Information in the Agriculture industry (Food and
Construct My Career Information about the Building and Construction industry.


Health Career
Information about careers in the Health and Allied
Health industries.
Make It Information about the Manufacturing industry.


Build Your Career
Another website with information on careers in the
construction industry.

Discover Hospitality
Information on careers in the Hospitality industry.


Careers In Design
All about careers in the Design industry.


Careers in Mining Information on jobs/careers in the mining and resources sector.


Post School Options:


The Good Universities Guide
Information on Universities, courses and careers – both Undergraduate and Post Graduate.


MIGAS A great site with all sorts of information on Apprenticeships and Traineeships (including job opportunities).


Apprenticeship Pathways A great site with a huge amount of information on everything to do with Apprenticeships.


Job and Work Conditions:


Work Safe
Provides information about health and safety in the workplace. Outlines the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees in relation to Occupational Health and Safety.


Super and You
A lot of information about taxation and
Just For Fun:


Personality Test


Try out the Bart Simpson Personality Test.



More Links
Unique VET Student Identifier  


VTAC Guide  


You Need A TFN Number  


Stats & Salaries  


Past VCE Exam Papers  


Compare Undergraduate Student Experience/Which Uni Rates the Highest  


10 Skills Employers Want  


Under 25’s & Money  


Student Loans  


Gap Year Info  


Everything You Need To Know About Senior School