All students at Sydney Boys High School have the opportunity of achieving their chosen pathway through the school's individually focussed Careers Education program. Our students are tertiary focussed with the majority proceeding to university.
By utilising the facilities available:
- strong links with universities
- individual guidance testing
- targeted work experience opportunities
- guest speakers
students are in a position to have sound knowledge of their chosen career pathway. Formulating an Action Plan is central to each student’s post school progress.
Formal interviews are conducted for each year 12 student with the Careers Adviser. Parents often
request joint interviews. Interviews are able to be conducted with students from
other year groups as requested.
Year 10 students are introduced to the process of planning secondary and
post-secondary education pathways. Year 10 attend lessons involving the Senior
Transition program and School to Work program. All year 10 boys have the
opportunity to gain a Tax File Number (TFN) through the Careers Adviser.
All students in years 10, 11 and 12 are involved in completing Career
Voyage - a careers guidance program. Students are also able to access the
school's Careers Web Page. This is a comprehensive site with links to
Universities, TAFE, Guidance Programs, Careers News and other links to help
students with their future choices. Students are also encouraged to subscribe to
the ‘email alerts’ service, which will keep each student well informed of all
Work experience is voluntary for years 10, 11 and 12 at any time that does
not cause conflict with exams or assessment.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the ‘Combined
Careers and Courses Evening’, run jointly with Sydney Girls High School.
The Careers Adviser may be contacted on 9361 6970 or via email at
Careers Resource Area
A Careers Resource area is located in the Senior Library.
Links and Resources
Course and Career Selection
Elite Athletes and Performers Schemes
Work experience is:
- Available to Year 10, 11 and 12 students
- May be from 1 to 5 days long
Please note: Work Placement/Work Experience at hospitals is becoming increasingly more difficult to obtain. University applications for Medicine may ask if you have completed a Work Placement/Work Experience. Your work placement/experience does not need to be in the medical field - it can be in any field and be any type of employment.
Process for applying and gaining Work Experience placement:
- See the Careers Adviser and collect all legally required documents
- Approach employers and secure a Work Experience place
- Ensure the work placement forms are signed by employer, parents and you
- Return signed legal documents signed to the Careers Adviser
- Upon completion of Work Experience, return required legal documents to the Careers Adviser and receive your Work Experience Certificate.
Important: You cannot go to Work Experience in:
- The last week of your school year
- For Year 10: during school holidays
- For Years 11-12: during the summer school holidays
- During or in place of school camps or other designated school activities
- One week prior to, or during exams and assessments
- Other periods of the school calendar deemed inappropriate