Best Practice Career program - Preparing students for their career and work

Leah Shmerling
Career counsellor/coach, Course Facilitator, Retirement Coach
The program complements the government initiative ‘Preparing Secondary Students for Work’ to ensure that teachers are equipped to support students with their career ski...
Target Audience
The online career program is suitable for students, aimed for years 10-12. The training program incorporates a whole school approach that includes: Career teachers Work experience and VET students School Psychologist-Counsellor Assistant/Principal
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Learning Areas

General Description

The best practice professional career development program for teachers is designed to complement the online job seeking-best practice career program for students, or as a standalone whole school career program.
The online program aim is to assist students to transition to their next stage in their career, support their job applications and communication with employers.
The career program for teachers complements the steps of the online program, with additional topics to support Career Teachers’ professional development in the context of a whole school approach that provides a ‘value-add’ to the school.

Audience

The online career program is suitable for students, aimed for years 10-12.
The training program incorporates a whole school approach that includes:
Career teachers
Work experience and VET students
School Psychologist-Counsellor
Assistant/Principal

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours. Learn more HERE.

The program is offered as a webinar.
The career program for teachers complements the steps of the online job seeking-best practice career program for students, with additional topics to support Career Teachers’ professional development in the context of a whole school approach that provides a ‘value-add’ to the school.


This course contributes to 9.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Online - Individual in Australia (ACT) at this time.

Sessions

Demonstration of the online Best Practice Career Program, how to integrate the program into the classroom

2 hours

There will be an introduction and demonstration of the online job seeking-best practice career program program. Following, there will be a discussion of how to integrate and apply the program in the classroom.

Online assessment

1 hour

• Why take assessments
• Informing students about results
• Assist students to identify their interests, skills and values
• Assist students to achieve their career goals
• Providing career pathways
• Creating an action plan for the student

Professional self

1 hour

• Support students to handle change
• How do you see yourself, how do others see you?
• Johari Window model
• Communication with an employer
• Cover letter

Resumes

No duration specified

• The resume as a marketing tool
• Features of what makes a good resume
• The resume style and headings to suit school students’ education and work experience
• Presentation of the resume for maximum impact

Sending out the message

1 hour

• Time management for job application
• The importance of follow-up
• Build your network

Interviewing skills

1 hour

• The importance of the interview – 2 perspectives: employer and applicant
• Interview styles
• Traditional Vs Behaviour interview
• Stages of an interview
• Three steps for a successful interview
• Interview questions and answers

Integrating students into their course or job

1 hour

• Assisting students with their career transition to the next step
• Expectations V Reality check
• Overcoming difficulties – action plan

Other career topics

1 hour

Other career topics will be designed per the needs of the school. Examples:
• Assist teachers to conduct a career counselling/coaching interview
• Providing feedback to students

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About the team


Leah Shmerling

Creator

Leah is passionate about education, training and career development.
Since commencing employment, Leah has undertaken work in complementary areas that includes: corporate training, teaching in the tertiary sector, and career counselling clients from a range of backgrounds. She is a published writer of two books and freelance writer for newspapers and professional publications.
Leah commenced her career as a teacher in the TAFE system in 1985, and has been training for over 25 years. When facilitating training programs, Leah applies a range of experiential interactive learning techniques to cater to a range of learning styles, participant needs and energy levels. She brings her enthusiasm; empathy and sense of fun to all her training sessions.
Leah is a published author of two books: Job Applications: The Winning Edge 1993, which has sold nationally and overseas, with a second edition published in 1998, and Communication In The Workplace, 1996 published by Macmillan Education Australia.

For many years, Leah has worked as a freelance journalist and has written for The Age – Education, Employment and Business, and is a former columnist and freelance writer with the Herald Sun – Learn. Leah has also written professional and business publications.
Leah is a qualified Career Counsellor, Career and Life Coach, assisting individuals to achieve both their professional and personal goals to lead a positive and fulfilled life.
Leah holds a Master in Professional Education and Training, Graduate Diploma in Career Development, and Certificates in Life Coaching, Mediation Skills, and Psychodrama.
Leah is a professional member of the Career Development Association Australia (CDAA), a professional member of Australian Career Professionals International (ACPi-Aus).
Leah has attained international accreditation and is Board Certified as a Career Management Fellow with the Institute of Career Certification.