The Career Development Centre (CDC) is a hub designed to provide services and information to the whole school community. The team within the Centre believe the best decisions are made with quality information and therefore we provide students, parents and teachers with relevant and current information. Through the Centre we also provide coaching and counselling sessions and conduct industry specific talks. Parents are always welcome to visit the Career Centre to discuss and explore options available for their student including: entry requirements, alternative pathways, and academic, social and personal considerations of continuing levels of education.
The Career Development Centre also organises opportunities for students to visit Career Expo’s, attend University Open Days, participate in Industry Specific information sessions and attend Industry Specific Career Workshops at school with visiting guest speakers such as the Australian Defence Force, WA Police Recruitment, Nursing etc.
Work Experience/Work Placements
As part of our Career and Enterprise Course, individual work placements are organised through the Careers Centre, providing students with hands on experience in a wide range of occupations. These opportunities give students the chance to explore expectations of the workplace and build an awareness of their skills and abilities.
The Career Centre at MRSHS encourages many aspects of personal discovery and decision-making. Through a wide range of services, provided by the CDC team members, our large network of local employers, and some outside agencies, students will be able to explore potential career and training pathways.
Students at MRSHS have a variety of ways to obtain Vocational Training.
We offer 9 Certificate courses on site delivered by our trained staff – most delivered over a two year period. These course are auspiced (supervised) through external RTO’s as indicated below.
- BSB30120 – Certificate III in Business – Skills Strategies International (SSI) RTO 2401
- SIS20319- Certificate II in Sports Coaching – IVET Institute RTO 40548
- SIS20115- Certificate II in Sport and Recreation – IVET
- ICT30120 – Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology – SSI
- CUA31115 – Certificate III in Visual Arts – SSI
- AHAC20116 – Certificate II in Agriculture – Access Australia Group RTO54603
- SIT30516 – Certificate III Events – SSI
- SIR20216 – Cert II Retail Services – SSI
- MEM20413 – Cert II Engineering Pathways – SSI
Students also have the opportunity to apply for VET in School (VETiS) courses delivered through South Regional TAFE (SRTAFE – RTO 52790).
In 2021 students had the opportunity to apply for the following courses commencing in 2022:
- AUR20516 Cert II Auto Servicing Technology (Light) (Year 11)
- AUR20516 Cert II Auto Servicing Technology (Heavy) (Year 11)
- 52824WA Cert II Building and Construction (Pathway Trades) (Carpentry/Brick and Block Laying/ Painting and Decorating (Year 11)
- UEE22011 Cert II in Electro-technology
- SIT20416 Cert II Kitchen Operations (Commercial Cookery)
- AHC21016 Cert II Conservation and Land Management (Year 11)
- AHC20416 Cert II Horticulture (Year 11)
- SHB20116 Cert II in Retail Cosmetics
- SIT20316 Cert II in Hospitality
- CUA20615 Certificate II in Music Industry
- 52831WA Cert IV Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies.
- CHC30113 Cert III Early Childhood Education
Workplace Learning Endorsed Program
The Workplace Learning Endorsed Program provides an opportunity for a student to demonstrate and develop increasing competence in the core skills for work (often referred to as generic, transferable or employability skills). Developing competence in workplace skills assists an individual to gain employment, progress within the organisation or industry area in which they are employed, and to contribute successfully to the organisation’s objectives and to the wider community. Students must record the number of hours completed and tasks undertaken in the SCSA Workplace Learning Logbook – the total number of hours completed in the workplace contributes to students WACE Achievements. Every 55 hours in WPL give the students 1 unit equivalent once both Logbook and Skills Journal are completed.