Careers & Transition

Careers Objective

The objective of the Careers program is to prepare the students of Jamison High School to become adaptable, resourceful, resilient lifelong learners and managers of their own careers. This in turn will prepare them to successfully negotiate the many transitions and challenges they will encounter in the 21st century workplace. 

Careers Philosophy

Over the past few decades, there have been significant and irreversible changes in the world of work. Globalisation, economic restructuring, technological advances and social trends have dramatically altered the working environments of people in many countries throughout the world.

Australia’s labour market has undergone considerable change, becoming a flexible and versatile extension of the globalised workplace – or the ‘21st century’ world of work. This dynamic and uncertain workplace represents many challenges to the employees of today and the future.

Arguably, the most significant workplace change is the concept that a ‘job for life’ is no longer a reality. Most individuals will likely change jobs, if not careers, numerous times throughout their working life. Most individuals can no longer rely on one-off vocational training gained early in their working life; they will need to constantly learn and update their skill set to meet changing demands.

Job changing is further influenced by the fact that permanent jobs are being replaced by more flexible working arrangements, such as casual, contract and project work. Similarly, the desire for the best work-life balance has resulted in more flexible work opportunities with more part-time work, home-based employment and self-employment.

Advances in technology have created new occupations and made others obsolete. These developments have further influenced work practices and introduced new demands on workers.

These changes in the world of work require workers to continually develop skills beyond those traditionally associated with their chosen occupation. 

Careers and Transition 2017 at Jamison High

A team approach to providing Career and Transition Education is undertaken at Jamison High  to cater for the broad range of vocational directions of our  students. This team aims to provide Careers services to students which focus on their development in three key areas:

1.      Personal Management – build and maintain a positive self-concept

2.      Learning and Work Exploration – locate and effectively use career information

3.      Career Building – understand, engage in and manage the career-building process

The key principles embedded within the Career and Transition program are:

Planning – discussing ideas with key people, undertaking work placement/work experience, volunteering, completing online surveys and searching websites.

Preparation – attending careers expos, information sessions, open days, making enquiries, preparing applications, meeting application deadlines, resume` updating and maintaining an e-portfolio.

Positive Transition – commitment to  school programs – Trade Training, VET, ATAR, Ready for Work which improve your chances to secure employment, apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, further training or university.

The Career and Transition team consists of:

Deputy Principal – Mr Grahame

Career Adviser – Mr Markham

Transition Adviser –  Mrs Cappadona

Transferable skills such as communication, critical thinking and team work, and personal attributes such as adaptability, resilience, resourcefulness, creativity and enterprise will increase an individual’s employability in this changing work environment.

With this in mind, Careers Education at Jamison High High School will involve the regular revisitation of The High Five Principles of Career Development:

  1. Change is constant – embrace it!
  2. Learning is ongoing
  3. Focus on the journey
  4. Know yourself, believe in yourself and follow your heart
  5. Access your allies

Aims and Objectives

For students to understand and identify experiences which support the following Employment Related Skills found in the 21st century workplace:

  • Self Management
  • Initiative and Enterprise
  • Learning
  • Communication
  • Team Work
  • Planning and Organising
  • Problem Solving
  • Technology
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Students to develop an understanding of the modern work environment (including their rights and responsibilities), career options and pathways as a minimum.
  • To foster positive attitudes towards vocational education and training, further education, employment and lifelong learning.
  • As part of their journey towards continued success in further education, training or employment – to provide students with skills which will assist them in making informed learning and employment decisions throughout their lives; to take responsibility for their own actions; and to have the knowledge, skills, understanding and values to establish and maintain healthy, satisfying lives.
  • To provide information, advice and options to students so that they can make informed choices about their futures.

Latest careers information

Jamison High School Careers

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school. 

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the HSC, search for job vacancies and much more: 

Job Jump 

Current job vacancies for that career. Whether it is an apprenticeship for budding  carpenters, plumbers, electricians, mechanics or chefs…you name it, they are ready and waiting: 

Jamison High has a subscription to use the Job Jump website to access Careers information. Every student and their parents can have access to the most current Careers information at any time. There is also lots of helpful information and links to other sites to help you plan for life after school.

To register for Careers email alerts follow the steps below:

Enter : Jamison High

Password : Panther

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See MR Markham NOW for an EOI form. Closing Date is Friday 8 September!

The following proposed courses are on offer at TAFE NSW Western Sydney for eVET 2018:

Stage 5/Stage 6 Early Commencement

BOSTES Course Number

Board Endorsed Course


Day and Time

Stage 6 Early Commencement


Retail Baking

Nepean College

Thursday 9am – 2.30pm

Stage 5



Mount Druitt College


9am – 2.30pm

Stage 6 Early Commencement


Hair or Beauty Services (Make-up)

Mount Druitt College

Thursday 9am – 2.30pm

Stage 6 Early Commencement


Hair or Beauty Services (Salon Assistant)

Nepean College

Thursday 9am – 2.30pm

Courses to be delivered in Terms 2, 3 and 4

Commencement date – Thursday 10 May and Friday 11 May 2018

Concluding date – Thursday 29 November and Friday 30 November 2018.

WPC Group Parramatta offers apprenticeships, traineeships and job placement Australia wide Nathan Ellery from WPC Group and a trainer delivered a five day Work Readiness Bootcamp to a group of 28 Years 9 and 10 students during week 5 that are considering or  planning to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship post -school. The Bootcamp covered a range of modules: building self confidence & self esteem, communication & conflict resolution, setting goals and motivation, developing employability skills, work, health & safety and job interviews.
Students had mock interviews on the last day with Nathan Ellery and colleagues from WPC Group in the school library and were given valuable feedback on job interview skills. All the Bootcamp students will have further support from WPC Group for school based apprenticeships, further training and work experience placements.
Thank you to WPC Group for providing this free work readiness training for our students and Jamison High highly values the partnerships that we are developing with industry to provide employment opportunities for our students.

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