TEACHERS please note there is an expectation that you will also experience the activities students are undertaking. Teachers are expected to visit all sessions and assist in supervising their students engaged in activities. TasTAFE, UTAS and industry presenters have been advised to expect teachers to be coming in and out during sessions.
Q. Is this just for Department of Education (DoE) students?
A. Creating My Career (CMC) is open to all Tasmanian school students in year 9, not just DoE students.
Q. Do you provide buses?
A. No, all transport to and from the venues is at the schools expense.
Q. Where do we park?
A. If arriving by bus, the bus companies are familiar with both TasTAFE and University campuses. If travelling on your own there is no free parking on university campuses and limited free parking at TasTAFE. More detail is in the resource pack.
Q. Is lunch (morning or afternoon tea) provided?
A. No. All school teachers/staff and students are advised to bring their lunch/snacks for the day.
Q. How many students can I send?
A. Numbers are limited and an offer will be sent to your school outlining how many students we can accommodate. We try to ensure as many students as possible are able to attend from each school. We cannot however guarantee student numbers.
Q. If a student doesn't get the cluster they really want can I send them there anyway?
A. As outlined on this website places are limited so as to ensure a quality experience for students and industry. If a session is sold out we are not able to accommodate any more students. We do however suggest that students complete the personality survey to determine which cluster they should chose. Normally they would fit into at least two - three different clusters.
Q. Why do we have to register students?
A. We recommend the student register themselves but in some instances schools chose to do it. Registration is important as it allocates students to a particular cluster of interest and we can ensure industry partners have the right student on the day.
Q. What preparation is expected?
A. Participating schools are encouraged to use Creating My Career as a tool to explore a range career opportunities with their students. Students are expected to arrive with an open mind and a willingness to try a new skill/explore new possibilities. Schools should brief students beforehand in regard to expectations in terms of participation and behaviour – guidelines are provided to participating schools.
If you have any other questions please contact us here.