Career advice and planning

Our college provides a range of resources and guidance to support your child in making informed choices about the many options available after school. Career and course information is available through the Careers Coordinator and Community Leaders at the College.

Crusoe College also has materials to assist your child in learning about different careers, including career guides, university and TAFE directories and employment information. Much of this information is available online. For more information see, and

The Careers Coordinator is available during the day and at recess and lunchtimes to talk to students about different careers, job searching, tertiary courses and employment. Students at all levels are invited to make use of the MIPS Office located in the Dyson building and particularly for senior students there is the opportunity for frequent discussion about making the best use of both school time and the years ahead. The Managed Individual Pathways Program (MIPS) provide students in Year 10 with individual support to assist with the transition from Crusoe College to a VCE College or employment. The MIPS program is supported by advisory teachers and different Pathway specialists. Students have the opportunity to not only discuss options with their Advisory teacher, Careers Coordinator and teachers at Crusoe, but they are also given access to a range of teachers from Bendigo Senior, TAFE and other learning institutions across our region.

Parents are invited to contact the College at any time to discuss with the Careers Coordinator any aspect of Careers Education which they feel concerns their child or to make use of the material available.

The Careers Coordinator has access to a wide range of career material as well as actual occupational information, we have handbooks of the major tertiary institutions, details of TAFE courses, suggestions about writing letters of application for jobs, attending interviews and so on. Much of this material is available from the Careers Office.

Work Experience/New Apprenticeships

The College provides students with the opportunity to undertake work experience in Year 10. The length of time spent on work experience is determined within the limits set by the Work Experience Act and through discussion between the student, parent and Work Experience Co-ordinator. Employment can be arranged throughout Victoria. A student 15+ may also gain valuable work experience from being involved in a part-time Australian School Based Apprenticeship. This involves formally signing up with an employer and regular part time work over a period of up to two years. Credit is obtained in the VCE and VCAL Certificates. For further information contact the Work Placement / Pathways teacher, Ms McMillin, in the Yates Community Building.