Career Support

Delivering high quality Career Development programs and experiences for students is of paramount importance to the College. Northern Bay College has an extensive range of programs starting in Year 9 where students can receive career and pathway exposure.

Careers Manager, Ms Joanne Parcell is a qualified and experienced specialist who is passionate about ensuring that every student has access to careers experiences, advice and opportunities, as well as providing individual guidance and counselling. Northern Bay College prides itself on the Career and Pathway decisions made by our students ensuring they are best suited to their individuality, their interests and their needs.

Our Career Advisor is Joanne Parcell

Opportunities include

  • Training on how to explore different jobs, careers and pathways
  • Work Experience
  • SBAT - School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • VET- Vocational Education and Training in Schools
  • SWL - Structured Work Place Learning
  • Head Start Program
  • Face to Face, personalised Career Counselling
  • Career Actions Plans
  • My Career Insights for Year 9 students

The Careers Department endeavours to bring independent partners into the college to ensure students are getting a variety of information. Our Partners include:

  • Universities
  • TAFEs
  • Registered Training Providers
  • Industry Leaders
  • Local and Federal Government organisations
  • Apprenticeship and Employment agencies

The Careers Department also ensures students are given access to experiences and programs that can enhance their Careers and Pathways education. These may include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Excursions
  • Industry immersion and mentoring programs
  • External agency referrals

Ms Parcell offers confidential, personalised assistance for any student, as well as giving regular group presentations. Topics can include:

  • Writing Resumes and cover letters
  • Applying for a Tax File Number
  • Job vacancies and how to apply
  • University and TAFE course counselling
  • Explaining the differences between VCE and VCAL in regards to career preferences
  • Explaining how an ATAR and SEAs can support a University application
  • Explaining what benefits are gained through SNAP, VUG and ATAR processes.
  • Exploring and using VTAC for university courses post Year 12.