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Gosford High School

Gosford High School

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Careers and Transition to Work

Gosford High School's  Careers & Transition Team is Dr Sneddon and Ms Brady.

CAT team responsibilities include :

  • Year 10 Careers lessons
  • Coordinating Work experience placements
  • Careers advice to Years 10, 11 and 12 students
  • Dissemination of up-to-date Careers information to students, parents and staff
  • Organising guest speakers from and visits to tertiary institutions

Interviews with students are conducted on an informal, walk-in basis where possible.  Parents too, are welcome to make contact via phone or email Gosford-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au or arrange an in-person interview.

Senior Study

Year 12 students have access to the Senior Study. This is a well-resourced area fitted out with a kitchenette, access to laptop computers, notice boards and a careers information library. This is senior study is open for study and quiet work from 8am until 3.30pm daily.

The Careers Adviser's office is part of the Senior Study, allowing handy access for student enquiries and interviews. 

Work Experience

Year 10 students have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement for one week. While this is not a Gosford High School requirement, it is a valuable learning experience and all Year 10 students are encouraged to apply.

Students who want guidance or assistance in determining their areas of interest and/or preferred career paths are encouraged to schedule an interview with Ms Brady or Dr Sneddon.

A work experience placement may be undertaken at any time through the year providing the week chosen does not conflict with examination periods, school carnivals or excursions. Students are also not permitted to do work experience during the holidays, the last week of term or in the week preceding an examination period. Work experience interstate will not be approved.

So that classes are not significantly disrupted with large numbers of students undertaking work experience in the same week, a limit of five students per week will apply.

Students also need to understand that participating in Work Experience is a privilege, not a right. The general behaviour, attitude and commitment of a student will be considered when negotiating placements.

Information about the Department of Education's Work Experience Policy and support and guidance for Parents and Carers can be found here.