Careers & Pathways
Managed Individual Pathways (MIPs)
The MIP’s program at KDC involves subject selections from Years 9 to 12 including post-secondary destinations of University, TAFE, Apprenticeships and work.
Our goal is to ensure training is attached to all post-secondary outcomes. The program also includes work experience at Year 10, Work Placement (for VCAL and some VET subjects) and provision of Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Career Exploration is now being introduced at Year 7 & 8 and continues through to the end of year 12. This is part of the new Careers Curriculum Framework Initiative https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/careers/carframe/Pages/framework.aspx .
At year 9 students are given career exploration tools specifically undergoing the Morrisby Diagnostic Tool https://www.morrisby.com/ and follow up interview and formally commit to a Career Action Plan (CAP’s). This document is reviewed each year and informs subject choice at KDC.
Year 10 students take part in the Work Experience Program to have that authentic look at the world of work before deciding on their VCE Pathway and subject choices. 2023 will see the phasing in of the new VCE Vocational Major which will be side by side with the VCE certificate. The VCE Vocational Major will provide a pathway for students who had previously been part of our strong VCAL program.
The Home Group teacher and House structure is critical to ensuring strategic and sensible subject choices are made and the College works closely with the student and family to ensure student success.
The basic equation we work with is based around student capacity.
What I am good at + What I am interested = What I might do next.
Early leavers are case managed by our MIPs Officer (Managed Individual Pathways).
The newsletter includes up-to-date career and pathways news and information regarding scholarships, courses, specialised programs, university lectures and open days. This is syndicated to our Year 12 students through their TEAMs page