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Colo High School

Colo High School

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Work Experience 

Colo High School actively supports Work Experience as part of skilling our students to enter the workforce. Work Experience is available to students over the age of 14 where the school calendar permits. 

Work Experience is particularly important to those seeking an apprenticeship at the end of Year 10 and deciding on a suitable TAFE course as well as those students who intend to proceed to their HSC and then to university. Ideally Work Experience should be undertaken prior to senior subject selection. An additional opportunity exists for our students to make contact with apprenticeship groups, corporations, and university exhibitors at our annual Careers Expo to understand the breadth of career pathways available to them.

We encourage students to be proactive and practice their job-seeking skills by arranging their own host employer. The Careers Advisor is available to assist students to determine their career paths and give practical help such as writing résumé and cover letters. 

Parents and students are reminded, however, that the process requires mandatory paperwork, and some Work Experience will also require a White Card (Work Health and Safety) prior to commencing (e.g. Building and Construction). This is essential for insurance and attendance records. These experiences become an important component of a student's résumé.

Colo would also welcome parents who own businesses registering as host employers. Please contact our Careers Advisor.