Career Pathways

The Pathways program

The Pathways program at Southern Cross Grammar endeavours to assist your child in all career-related matters.

We aim to provide students with appropriate support in their career aspirations. This program also provides students leaving Southern Cross Grammar with the skills and knowledge to maximise opportunities for their successful transition to tertiary study.

The School provides two career practitioners who offers career counselling and guidance on:

  • Tertiary courses and further education and training;
  • Current information about the job market;
  • Advice to students to support them in their future career planning;
  • Work experience and vocational programs.

To support and enhance this service, the School offers:

  • An up-to-date and well-resourced Pathways centre with information about further education options and pathways (students are encouraged to come along and take what information they need);
  • Individual interviews, which provide opportunities for students to reflect on their strengths and aptitudes;
  • Individual counselling, subject choice counselling and VTAC preference counselling;
  • Careers and course events for Years 10 to 12;
  • A regular Careers Newsletter with information regarding open days, tertiary courses etc.;
  • Information on Scholarship and Competition opportunities.

Applying for university – VTAC

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), handles student applications for tertiary courses and processes offers made by tertiary institutions. VTAC does not make any selections or decide who will be offered a position within a course, but passes on information to students from participating educational institutions.

VTAC calculates and issues ATAR scores for VCE students, publishes a guide of available tertiary courses, and administers the application process. Year 12 students will be given guidance, assistance and advice on this process.

The Pathways office is located in the VCE building, and is available for students to drop in or make appointments. Parents are also welcome to make an appointment with the Pathways Coordinator.

To make an appointment, parents and students are encouraged to arrange a time in person, by email or over the phone.

In regards to tertiary study, please contact Ms Judith Gowdy, Pathways Coordinator, via for further information.

In the support of vocational and alternate pathways to tertiary study, please contact Ms Judith Gowdy, Vocational Education Coordinator, via for further information.