Student Pathways

Effective careers and transition programs are a vital component of school strategies to improve student engagement and increase school completion. We provide our students with career development programs that equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to become self-reliant career managers and have every opportunity to succeed.

The Pathways Team includes two Pathways Managers who are available between 8.45am and 4.30pm to assist students with job applications, interview techniques, University and TAFE course information and pre-requisite details. Subject advice is also provided for students transitioning into VCE. 

Click to view the Pathways Newsletter.

Work Experience Program

All Year 10 students are expected to participate in the Brentwood Secondary College Work Experience Program.

The purpose of Work Experience is to learn about the world of work by becoming part of it and observing through first-hand experience the issues and challenges faced by both employers and employees in the modern workforce. Information outlining the requirements and necessary forms the student will need to arrange his/her Work Experience placement will follow in early February 2023.

At Brentwood our students are expected to organise their own Work Experience by contacting potential employers directly.  Work Experience areas students could investigate include (but are not limited to) Office Administration, Design, Education, Engineering, Entertainment, Health, Hospitality and Sales.

We encourage you to support your child’s placement in an industry of their choice as studies have proven that Work Experience provides students with a valuable opportunity and assists them in their consideration of future career options.

Youth Central

For young Victorians, the Jobs & Careers section of Youth Central includes detailed information to assist in finding work, applying for jobs, starting a business and employment rights and responsibilities. 

For all enquiries about the Brentwood Secondary College Pathways Program please contact:

Pathways Managers: Mr Venkata Kalva and Mr Timothy Li

Pathways Counsellor: Mrs Bridget Dowling

Director of Pathways & VCE: Mrs Ann-Marie Mackay

Please send all enquiries to