Employment and Careers

Career Education at Sylvania High School

Career Education at Sylvania High School is focused on encouraging students to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for them to be able to make informed decisions about school and post school education, training and employment options and to enable effective participation in various life opportunities and activities.

The Career Education program is embedded across all key learning areas with individual counseling, excursions and guest speakers.

There are a number of resources available for students (and parents). These include:

  • Careers Website: sylvaniahighcareers.com/ specifically for Sylvania High
  • Careers Newsletters: these are produced regularly and are available to students through Google classroom or via the Careers Website
  • My Career Match: https://www.mycareermatch.com.au/ students complete an online careers quiz which produces a career profile. This then helps them match their personality style with careers to which they could be suited (contact the Careers Adviser for the password)
  • Job Jump: https://www.jobjump.com.au/ access to information regarding all post school options (contact the Careers Adviser for login details)


School based Traineeships

It is possible to complete a traineeship while you are still at school. In a School Based, Part Time Traineeship, you complete your Traineeship part time and complete your HSC as well. A school based, part time trainee must complete the same number of hours of work and training that a full time trainee is expected to complete (normally 1200-1600 hours) they just do it over a longer period of time.

You will normally complete a minimum of 100 days of paid employment over the term of your traineeship.

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (nsw.gov.au)


Get a head start on your career and complete a TAFE-Delivered Vocational Education and Training (TVET) course, while you’re still at school.

All TVET courses help you build practical skills and industry-specific knowledge, and count toward your school outcome, with some courses contributing towards an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Vocational Education and Training Courses – TVET – TAFE NSW


Students can use the UAC link for universities that is already on the site

Mock Interviews

As part of the SHS Careers program, Year 10 students take part in Mock Interviews. Mock Interviews are set up to resemble an environment and a scenario of a typical job interview.  Students benefit greatly from this experience as it assists in building their confidence levels and provides students with constructive feedback that they may implement when it comes to the real thing.

Benefits of Mock Interviews











Other useful websites include:

  • myfuture.edu.au/: a website that can help you make careers decisions, plan your careers pathways and manage work transitions
  • uac.edu.au/: for information on universities and courses in NSW and ACT and university application and admission procedures
  • tafensw.edu.au/: for information on TAFE Courses and campuses
  • jobsearch.gov.au:  a government website that has a number of jobs for school leavers under the heading “Australian Apprenticeships”