Career Development Practitioner SIRIUS COLLEGE


  • Sunshine (Ibrahim Dellal) Campus

Sirius College is a non-denominational independent school (F-12) and is one of the leading educational institutions in Melbourne with a mission to empower students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible individuals, motivated by moral values and a belief in tolerance, diversity and harmony.

About this role:

The Career  Development Practitioner will be responsible for campus based career development initiatives will be a point of contact for students when preparing for the workforce and will link career and subject choice to independent learning. 

Job tasks and responsibilities:

  • Work in consultation with both the Career Development Coordinator and other campus-based Career Development Department members on a regular basis, in providing a consistent service for all campuses, while tailoring information and opportunities specific to the needs of the campus.
  • Promote the Career Development Centre with creative and innovative approaches.
  • Assist students with the VTAC admission process, as well as other relevant tertiary entrance resources.
  • Coordinate the management and implementation of college wide work experience program to compliment future career choices.
  • Schedule individual and group appointments with senior students to provide professional assistance in career and tertiary guidance.
  • Support parents & caregivers by empowering them to provide unbiased, informed and accurate assistance in developing career aspirations that their child is interested in.
  • Assist campus Year Level Coordinators and Teaching & Learning Coordinators in supporting students who have low academic outcomes.
  • Analyse campus based trends and data on tertiary offers and student choices.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

  • Registration with Career Education Association Victoria (CEAV) or other Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) member association.
  • Registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching desirable but not necessary; if not VIT registered, a Working With Children clearance is essential.
  • Hold a graduate certificate in career development education or Certificate IV in career development education or postgraduate qualification endorsed by the CICA.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of VET in the VCE program.
  • Effective communication and organisational skills including public speaking and addressing large groups of parents and students.
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of the VTAC process and tertiary selection, or the willingness to learn such information.

Job Applications close: Sunday, 3 September 2023

All staff at Sirius College are expected to be informed of their obligations in relation to child safety. Employment with Sirius College is subject to school policies including the Child Safety Policy, Child Safety Code of Conduct and Child Safety Statement as listed below.

 **Position will commence on 2 October 2023

Early applications are appreciated to assist the interview process. Please note that applications will be considered as they are received, and an appointment may be made prior to the application close date.

Child Safety Statement:

  • Has zero tolerance for child abuse
  • Actively works to listen to and empower children
  • Has systems to protect children from abuse, and will take all allegations and concerns very seriously and responds to them consistently in line with the school’s policies and procedures
  • Is committed to promoting physical, emotional and cultural safety for all children
  • Is committed to providing a safe environment for all children