Unique to St Mary’s, our Elevate pathway provides Year 11 and 12 students with opportunities to experience professions in real-world settings while they earn nationally recognised qualifications and Endorsed Workplace Learning Units.
Practical workplace experience helps our Elevate students discover where their passions lie, develop a deeper understanding of specific professions and make informed decisions about their career and study options.
By the end of Year 12, our Elevate students have a wealth of experience and the skills required to kick-start a career in a profession that they are passionate about.
Elevate in Year 11
Year 11 Elevate students may choose a certificate qualification through CareerLink and undertake work placements during examination periods each semester. In Year 11, students typically achieve two Endorsed Workplace Learning Units, which count towards their WACE.
Elevate in Year 12
Year 12 Elevate students select an external qualification through CareerLink, which offers a broad range of certificate qualifications through Registered Training Providers. They also complete two additional Endorsed Workplace Learning Units, which often align with industry requirements for their certificate qualification. This also counts towards their WACE.
Elevate pathway: A competitive advantage
- Our Elevate pathway ensures that students are well placed to find a job or undertake further study.
- Elevate provides a perfect introduction to the world of work. Students learn practical skills, establish networks and gain an insight into the needs of workplaces.
- Our Elevate pathway gives students a head start in their chosen career.
- Our Elevate students leave school with nationally recognised qualifications. They can also continue their studies at TAFE or gain entry into select university courses requiring portfolio applications.
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St Mary’s is all about girls discovering their best. We want our students to be engrossed in the exploration of ideas, to be self-motivated and self-directed, to delight in trying something new and to contribute positively to the community.