Future pathways

For the 19th year in a row, 100% of Shelford students received a first round offer for a tertiary institution after successful completion of their VCE.

The Shelford Careers Program works with Senior School students so they make informed decisions about subject choices and explore different career and tertiary options as they move through school.

Starting at Year 8 with subject selection counselling, the Careers Counsellor supports every student past the release of their Year 12 results to ensure each individual finds the tertiary pathway that is right for them. 

Aspects of this comprehensive program include:

  • A Year 9 skills-based program with 4GR Consulting Services focusing on essential employability skills.
  •  The Year 10 work-experience week with access to a range of tertiary representatives and also careers speakers to with knowledge of employment trends and tertiary options.
  • The Year 11 Careers Conference including site visits to multiple tertiary institutions, workshops run by Tripod Enterprise Education and Your Image Solutions and a Careers Breakfast with notable Shelford alumni.
  • Individual VTAC counselling for every Year 12 to explore the wide range of tertiary options available to them that best suit their interests and strengths. Year 12 students also hear from a range of relevant tertiary institutions and careers speakers.

In 2021 Shelford will be a pilot school for a new and exciting week-long program for Year 10 students exploring how the world of work is changing and addressing the changing skills required by the modern workplace.