Transitions and Pathways


T&P Team

Leading Teacher: Careers, Transitions and Pathways – Tracie Moore

Careers support – Deborah Hema


Careers at Manor Lakes P-12 College

Career Development is the process of managing life, learning and work over the lifespan. Manor Lakes P-12 College strives to raise student aspirations and help every individual to fulfil their potential. Assistance is given to identify pathways, over come barriers and prepare for the demands of a working life. Each student is given the opportunity to develop the skills needed for successful planning and managing of their futures.


The College has qualified Careers Practitioners who work with students to help them make informed choices about their subjects and identify their pathways and transition needs. Manor Lakes P-12 College focuses intently on the development of our students as learners and as people. There are many opportunities to participate in activities that encourage self-knowledge, understanding the link between school and the world of work and goal setting. This allows them to make informed decisions and the best career choices.


The College takes a whole school approach to careers education. Teachers have access to planned lessons which are complimented by activities, incursions, visiting speakers and workshops.

Careers Portfolios are created for individual students in secondary years. Individual portfolios will track and record student achievement within school and their community. Examples will include documentation collected from careers investigations, aspirations, transitions, research, skills and abilities and on going career action plans.


The Careers and Pathways Learning area is found in the Eyre building. It provides:

* Digital Career Action Plans for each student in years 7-12 through the careers website

* Timetabled Pathways & Career’s classes

* 1:1 counselling

* Careers Resource Room

* Study Camps, Year level preparation events and orientation weeks

* Excursions and incursions with Tertiary Institutions & Work Place representatives

* Career themed events and workshops

* Trade Taster experiences

* Subject selection information sessions

* Course/VTAC Counselling

* Connections with support agencies, access to training and job seeking assistance

* Work Placement opportunities and compulsory Work Experience at year 10

* Careers Vocational Testing

* Further education and employment related expos, events and excursions

* Current University, TAFE and Tertiary course information

* Scholarships, Special Entry Access Schemes, Job Applications and Resume’ support


Careers Website

Our college careers website is a central hub for all information and resources pertaining to career development including:

* Careers newsletters

* Careers related events calendar

* Work place learning

* Information about VCE/VCAL/VTAC

* Post school options

* Information for parents

* Student hub including the Student Secure Area


 Manor Lakes P-12 College Careers   


Annual Careers Events

* Year 10 Work Experience in term 3

* Year 10 Career Seminar Series

* VCE-VCAL Information/Preparation nights

* Year 10-12 Course Counselling/Conformation Days

* VTAC Information sessions

* Smith Family Work Inspirations at the Hilton Hotel

* Year 9-11 Careers classes

* Year 7-8 Career Themed Weeks

* SEAS/Scholarship Presentations

* WRICA careers expo at Werribee Racecourse

* Western Metro TIS

* Deakin Engagement and Access Program: grade 4 - year 10

* Shape your destiny-motivational workshop

* Dress for success-presentation for Work Experience

* University experience days

* RSA, Food Handling, White card, barista, OH&S - Training offered


Careers Newsletter

This is published every week and accessible on the Compass news feed for students and families. It includes up-to-date information about open days .