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11 Inspirational Videos from Chisholm. (Posted: 19/05/2020)

Chisholm new Frankston building (FLIP – Frankston Learning and Innovative Precinct):
Chisholm Facilities:
Chisholm Chase Your Calling in trades:
This is Chisholm. This is TAFE:
Health at Chisholm:
Early Childhood at Chisholm:
Engineering at Chisholm:
Beauty at Chisholm:
Massage at Chisholm:
Chisholm students:
Chisholm - 7 stories in 4 minutes:

Happy viewing!

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

So, you wanna be a tradie? You'll need these STEM skills. (Posted: 19/05/2020)

What STEM skills do you need to become a tradie?
Think that if you’re a budding tradesperson, dropping maths is no big deal? In actual fact, hands-on construction gigs use numbers a lot more than you’d think. Here, we look at how algebra, trig and basic area skills are just as important to a successful tradie’s toolkit as a fancy drill.
Find out more

Tradies 2.0: the tech tools taking over

With the modern day tradie's toolbox packed with more tech than tools, they're now more reliant on STEM smarts than ever. Here, we unpack the new gear shaking things up...

Happy reading!

Kind regards
Miss Hechenberger

How to win at Monopoly (and other life hacks using maths!) (Posted: 15/05/2020)

What's the coolest everyday thing you use your maths + data skills for? For celebrity mathematician Lily Serna, ruling at boardgames and ordering pizza is up there. Here, she spills her favourite life hacks using numbers...
Find out more

Have fun!

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Applications for an ADF Gap Year are still open (Posted: 06/05/2020)

Dear Year 12,

Hope you are well.

There's still time for you to apply for an ADF Gap Year, but you will need to apply soon so you don't miss out on your preference.

The valuable work and life lessons gained during an ADF Gap Year are transferable and will give you confidence in your future career paths. You can get real engineering experience, discover your leadership potential as an officer, or find passion in an administration role.

While ADF Gap Year roles initially involve only a 12-month commitment, it could be the beginning of a long and stable career in the ADF.
Students who take part in the ADF Gap Year program:
  • Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare
  • Gain valuable skills and work experience
  • Have job security and stability
  • Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle
  • Make friends with like-minded people
  • Have the opportunity to see more of Australia
Find out more >.

Good luck.

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Get inspired about maths careers! (Posted: 06/05/2020)

Get inspired about careers that count
The latest Careers with STEM is out now as a FREE digitial edition – all about jobs that use maths and data. Meet a health data scientist helping us through the COVID-19 pandemic, read about real-life experts in everything from online trends to extreme weather and bushfires, and an #instafamous plumber who reckons you should stick with maths even if uni's not on your radar.

Find out more

Free classroom worksheet

Get thinking about maths careers with this single-lesson worksheet. Explore careers of the future, meet people who are using maths and data every day, and discover their study pathways. Perfect for home or classroom use.


Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Digital Careers Expo (Posted: 30/04/2020)

Dear Students,

Hope you are well.
We’re sharing a really exciting opportunity with you today.
Year13, the digital career and life advice platform, have kindly offered all students a free Premium MyYear13 Account at this time, where you can:

·       Get your own personalised skills forecast,
·       Build your own career plan using their career explorer tool, and
·       Access the Year13 Digital Careers Expo, which will be held on May 18-22. You’ll hear from awesome speakers such as:

o   Laura Enever, a Pro Surfer, 
o   Will Hodgett, the Creative Director of GoPro Europe,
o   Hugo Gruzman of Australian band Flight Facilities, and
o   Industry experts on a variety of topics, ranging from creative industries, sustainability and apprenticeships!
If you haven’t already checked it out before, you’ll likely find this site really interesting and helpful – it’s run by young people, for young people - and they have some really great tools and resources to help you as you think about your future beyond high school.
To get signed up:
1.     Click this link:
2.     Fill out your details
3.     Click Attending Expo
4.     Complete your skills forecast and career plan
If you already have a MyYear13 account, please go to your profile, and add this code ANGWWNS6 in ‘link school’.
Between now and the beginning of the Expo on May 18, they will be sharing tools and tips through your new profile so make sure you tune in.
If you have any questions, please reach out to
Thanks, and please take advantage of this access – It’s not usually free and these tools will really support you during this period.

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

How finding a passion can change a young person’s life (Posted: 30/04/2020)

Our society is quite literally built on the passionate work of others. 

The masterpieces, the classics, the trophies, the structures, the inventions, the world records, the scientific breakthroughs - passion gives them all to us. Whether it's Ashleigh Barty’s Grand Slam titles, Tame Impala’s meticulously-crafted songs, and of course the healthcare workers on the frontlines of Coronavirus risking their health to make us better, the results of passion are everywhere. 

Despite this, the idea of passion can still seem like a bit of a random concept. Do we really stop and think about all the different facets of our own lives passion affects along the way, often long before success is found? How does passion affect us in those critical formative years, and more to the point, how does this then impact on our lives as adults? 

Someone might be a journalist now, but where was it along the way during their childhood that their love for writing came? Was it a certain teacher who sparked that interest with fun creative writing classes and set their life off on a course they’d only realise the full results of over a decade later? The examples are as diverse as each and every one of us.

But there’s a good chance unless the questions have been put to you, you might’ve not given it too much thought. But we’ve asked these questions. Over the past year for our newly-released After The ATAR III report we surveyed thousands of young Australians about their passions. 

As a result, we’ve got the numbers to prove just how important it is to help young people find their passions and how it can set them up on the path to quite literally changing the world. 

Here we'll run you through an overview of what we found for young people who are dedicating themselves seriously to a passion as opposed to those who aren’t:
  • They are more likely to have goals for their future 
  • They are more likely to have plans for reaching their goals 
  • They are more likely to have more detailed plans for reaching their goals
  • They are more likely to receive more support from all sources in their network of interpersonal relationships such as teachers, family and friends
  • They are more likely to go to school because they want to rather than because they have to
  • They are more likely to have had a teacher who helped them find a passion they want to pursue in life
  • They are more likely to say they’re in control of their own life and future
  • They are more likely to be more positive about their future career prospects
  • They are more likely to say there’s an issue in the world they think they can personally change or improve
To read more about these findings just download your copy of After The ATAR III.​​

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator