Building my future. 

As you begin your journey towards selecting a future pathway for making a unique contribution to the world, we are here to provide information and support you.

Students, teachers, staff, parents and carers form a partnership through this journey. Below you’ll find useful resources to guide you through this process, enabling you to make your own choices for the future.

Your future starts here

What we offer at St Mary’s College

Empowering students to go one pace beyond Year 12

The Career Advisor at St Mary’s College is Mrs Lucy Paske.

Each year Mrs Paske meets individually with each Year 10, 11 and 12 student to discuss career pathways and subject selections.

Below are the ways in which each senior secondary year level explores their future pathway options.

Year 10

Students attend Careers Education through the Year 10 Pillars Program. During these lessons students:

Year 10 Work Experience hosts

Can you and your business host a St Mary’s College Year 10 student for a Work Experience placement? If yes, we’d love to hear from you. Please fill out the short form here and we will be in touch with you to organise their participation.

Year 11

Students meet with Mrs Paske individually to review and discuss their career pathway, suitable tertiary institutions and/or employment opportunities, and suitable course selections for Year 12.

Year 12

Students meet with Mrs Paske individually to review and discuss their career pathway, tertiary institution applications, and/or employment opportunities. Students are given opportunities to answer Year 12 exit questions as they approach Graduation.

Throughout Years 11 and 12, students are also invited to participate in external and internal information sessions with a range of Tertiary providers such as UTAS, Drysdale and Tas TAFE, as well as employers in a range of business industries.

School-based apprenticeships or traineeships

A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship enables a Year 10, 11 or 12 student to combine work and training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification, while still attending school and working toward their Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE). Find out more here.

Course Guides

The course guides detail each Senior Secondary course for Years 9-12 students and include the pathways for each career focus.


Useful Resources to help explore career pathways


SMC Toolbox

Groving our love of learning

St Mary's College is located on the traditional lands of the muwinina people of the South East Nation. We acknowledge and deeply respect the palawa people, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, and all Elders past and present. We are committed to learning alongside our students and community in this place, nipaluna, and support the continued sharing of knowledge and culture.