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Stella Maris College Careers

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the HSC, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

Stay hopeful. Stay informed.

Change = Growth

This lesson can be tough at times and it doesn't always seem fair, but we can move forwards and grow IF we allow ourselves to learn from the change around us. 

... and boy! Aren't we surrounded by change at the moment? There is lots of opportunity for growth as well, although it won't necessarily be easy. Is it ever really easy though? This is where resilience enters. Avanti! as my Nonna (grandmother) always used to say in challenging times. Onwards and upwards! 

There is much change underway in the university and vocational education settings, as well as in the provision of apprenticeships. Today the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced more funding for free and low-cost training in the TAFE setting and we will hear more about that in the coming weeks I expect. 

I encourage you all, as a Career Development Adviser, to do your best with whatever it is you have on your plate right now in terms of school, take care of your wellbeing (pastoral care lessons, your teachers and wellbeing staff are there to support you). A bit of stress from time to time is not a bad thing, but if you are struggling in some way, reach out to your loved ones, a trusted friend or staff member for support. 

Remember, in terms of your education:

  • PASSION is important
  • RESEARCH - take some control and be curious about your future
  • OPTIONS - keep them as open as you can.
  • CHALLENGE YOURSELF and don't be afraid of hard work, learning from mistakes and growth. 
  • WELLBEING - treat this as your special hobby. Learn about it, work at it and make yourself strong. Happiness comes and goes, and so do troubles. Life rarely tracks in a straight line.
The stellacareers team is here to help. Touch base and let us know how else we can support you.