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Alexandria Park Community School

Alexandria Park Community School

Community Opportunity Success

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The Careers Department at Alexandria Park Community is always busy working towards engaging students in work and training.

 We have a very active School Based Part Time Traineeship program, available to students in Year 11 Students sign up with an employer and a training company and agree to work part time over the duration of their Years 11 and 12. At the end of Year 12 they will have completed a nationally recognised Certificate II or III in vocational training, gained paid employment and have the subject contribute 2-4 units towards their HSC.

Year 10 students are offered work experience for the end of the year and, TAFE taster courses in a variety of vocations in Term 2.  

In 2021 we hope to have a Certificate I course in "Foundations for Vocational Pathways" delivered to students from Years 9 and 10. This course will be delivered at school on a Tuesday afternoon and will replace the "Program" timeslot for participating students.

We also hope to have a few visitors from Industries such as Construction, Horticulture and I.T. deliver one day workshops to interested students.

A Careers Day is scheduled for students in June and will be hosted by John Holland Construction.

The Careers Department is also responsible for supporting students with their university applications. Visits from universities to talk to Year 12 have already been scheduled, as is an excursion for students to University of Sydney in September.

Resume writing, USI numbers, Tax file numbers and scholarship applications are also some of my responsibilities.

If you would like to host a work experience for a student or you have a question for the Careers Department, don't hesitate to contact me, Patricia Betar, via the school email.

SkillsOne is a video platform with over 1500 short video stories about getting a trade or skill.

SkillsOne, working with the Department of education, has released The Skills and Thrills Digital Parents Showcase a 30 minute video available (free) for all parents, with most benefit to parents of high school aged students.

This video resource will only be available from March 03rd to May 31st 2021, we encourage it to be watched in this time.


The video will cover the following information:

  • Industry trends for the next 5-15 years
  • Industry trends post Covid-19 impacts
  • Apprenticeships
  • Traineeships
  • School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs)
  • Opportunities in the vocational education and training sector (VET)
  • How to support your child to make informed career choices


SkillsOne will additionally be hosting a video panel discussion with industry representatives and ambassadors on Tuesday 11th May (evening). Parents can pre submit questions to be addressed on the evening via

The Digital Parents Showcase is supported by the NSW Government.

Foundational Skills for Vocational Pathways - Stage 5 Course

This course will be running in Terms 2, 3 and 4 here at school for students in Years 9 and 10 who are interested in acquiring a Certificate I in Vocational training. The course will be delivered once a week from periods 3-5 and will be counted as an Elective towards their RoSA. Please download flyer for more information.

TAFE Parent & Caregiver Guide.

This guide includes information for Parents & Carers on the broad range of courses offered by TAFE NSW and information on student support services.

TAFE "YES" Program

TAFE are offering courses for students in Term 2 who are still struggling to focus on their studies. Courses run from 9am – 3pm (unless listed differently) and will commence the week beginning Monday May 3 and will finish the week beginning Monday June 14. Delivery is 7 weeks  (6 weeks for Monday courses as Week 7 is Queen’s Birthday Public holiday. For more information please see this flyer. To register your child for the program, please fill out this Expression of Interest Form.