Careers & Pathways

Using our dedicated careers website you can find information on VTAC, Universities, work experience placements, resumes and cover letter samples.

Careers website

Careers Centre.

To visit Ms Carter you can either make an appointment through the webpage or just drop in to their desks on the ground floor at the eastern end. She is always happy to help.

Year 10’s are encouraged to have their work experience placement confirmed by the beginning of Term 2. Please apply for as many places as possible as you may not get your first choice and you don’t want to miss out on a great week.

What is available at the Careers Centre?

  • Careers advice – talk with the careers counsellor about careers that might interest you and how to get there.
  • Lots of brochures about universities, TAFEs, apprenticeships, careers and more.
  • Use of computers to research courses, write resumes, and do VTAC applications.
  • Help with resumes and cover letters, interview techniques, job searching and mock interviews.
  • Help looking for work experience and structured workplace learning and school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.
  • Information about applying for jobs, gaining apprenticeships and traineeships.
  • Links with local employers and jobs available.
  • Speakers about different careers.
  • Speakers about universities and TAFEs.
  • Advice about choosing subjects and courses in VCE and VCAL.
  • Advice about choosing subjects and courses at university and TAFE.
  • Careers excursions – visits to learn about careers, visits to universities and TAFEs.
  • Information about scholarships, cadetships, and awards.

Work Experience.

All year 10 students are required to participate in the Work Experience Program.

The Work Experience Program is part of the school’s educational program where students experience working life, often for the first time. Year 10 students find placements within industries that they want to explore and find out more about. They spend 1 week with an employer, to provide insight into the industry and the workplace in which they are located, observe what employers are doing and duties of the job. Students are placed with employers primarily to observe, learn and ask questions. Most students get to participate in hands-on projects.

Students usually participate in placements at the end of Term 2. Students are encouraged to look for a placement towards the end of Year 9 and early Year 10.

JMSS Proud Student Inside School

Assisting students with finding placements.

JMSS assists students with finding placements as well as encouraging students to find their own placement in an area. Some of the organisations we deal with and assist students in finding a placement in are Monash University, Agilent Technologies, Swinburne Uni, Pathology Labs, The Ritchie Centre - Institute of Medical Research, ARNI, Conservation Volunteers and many more.

Lab Work Experience.

If you are a work experience candidate, we would like to provide the most enjoyable and beneficial experience possible.

As an equal opportunity employer, John Monash Science School is committed to providing and maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment regardless of disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.

On the first day, you will be greeted at Reception and shown around the School, the lunchroom and amenities. You will also be introduced to other work experience students, the Laboratory Team, and teaching staff.

We take work experience students in the Lab. Currently we train:

  • Year 10 & 11;
  • Year 12/VCAL;
  • Certificate II, Certificate IV & Diploma students studying Laboratory Techniques.

JMSS Student Testing In The Lab

Our Laboratory Manager will provide a Health and Safety induction that covers:

  • Safety instructions
  • Equipment use
  • Reporting of hazards and injuries

We provide a variety of tasks and aim to give you an insight into the work of laboratory technicians and science support staff.