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Preparing students

We are here to help career practitioners prepare students to make informed work and study choices, we offer course guides and the most up to date course information, as well as a host of other activities.

Career Practitioners

We know you can play a big role in helping young people to identify and plan a career path that sets them up for success in life. No pressure!

Here, you’ll find resources, activities and information that will assist you in your role. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact our Student Relationship team on the details below.

You can also stay up-to-date by signing up for our Schools eBulletins. 

Call the Student Relationship Unit on (03) 9286 9384
Email the Student Relationship Unit

Career Practitioners’ Day Webinar 2021

This year’s webinar has four curated presentations that specifically address the evolving needs of Career Practitioners and will give some exciting updates on pathway pilot programs. These presentations are designed to meet the professional standards of the Career Industry Council of Australia; 1a, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 5a, 6a, 6b and 6c.

Speakers and topics:

  • Suzi Hewlett, Director, PwC's Skills for Australia
    • Improving Australia’s Careers Support System
  • Dave Redekopp, President, Life-Role Development Group
    • Bolstering Student Mental Health with Effective Career Development
  • Dean Minchington, Director, Workforce IQ Consulting Group
    • The Work Pathways Pilot Program
  • Ashley Van Krieken, Director, Yarra Ranges Tech School
    • How Tech Schools Can Collaborate with Career Practitioners

Tour, Workshops and School Visit

There are a few ways you and your students can get to know Box Hill Institute. To experience student life first-hand, you can join our tours, workshops and a number of presentations about further education and choosing a career that’s right for you.

Depending on your number of students, their interests and available time, we can create an excursion that matches and supports your needs. Our presentations can also reinforce key messages about the importance of study, work preparation and individual responsibility.

If you prefer, we can present at your school or attend your school event or careers evening.

Request a tour, workshop or school visit

Courses & Pathways

Box Hill Institute is the leading vocational and higher education provider in Victoria. Your students can choose study options ranging from VETDSS, SBATs, VCAL and VCE through to higher education.


Vocational education and training delivered to secondary students (VETDSS) is an increasingly popular way for secondary students who are completing VCE or VCAL to gain practical skills in a specific industry.

While students complete a nationally recognised Certificate II or III, they attend classes at Box Hill Institute one afternoon a week (Monday or Wednesday) while they continue all of their other classes at school.


Students who wish to pair work experience with their nationally recognised Certificate III can use School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs). There is an increasing number of SBATs on offer, so please consult our Apprenticeships and Traineeships guide for the latest information.


An alternative option for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 is the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). This is an applied, hands-on equivalent program designed to create an individual pathway to employment or further studies.

Our foundation, intermediate and senior VCAL program can be paired with the certificates outlined below.

School eBulletins

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