Career Centre

The Career Centre is designed to assist people at any point throughout their lives make educational, training and occupational choices to manage their careers.

We can help you at any point in your life to make choices about your career and training options. Our aim is to support the individual and ensure that we give appropriate advice and guidance. We will endeavour to build capacity with training in self directed research using approved tools and skills.

Our services are offered face to face, online or over the phone. Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, looking for a career change or still at school, our trained and experienced staff can assist you.

We provide:

  • One on one career guidance
  • Information on training courses
  • Referrals to training providers and other services
  • Access to online career development resources
  • Workshops that improve your skills and assist you in looking for work
  • Free computer access for job search activities

Upcoming Workshops

Career Centre offers a range of free workshop and skill development opportunities for our clients. Here are those coming up in the near future.

Workshop Summary
Resume Workshop
  • What are resumes and covering letters for?
  • Tips for writing stronger resume, covering letters and addressing selection criteria
  • How to ensure you have relevant information
  • What is self-marketing and how do you do it?
Interview Essentials
  • Preparation: Before, during and following the interview
  • How to appropriately conduct yourself in an interview
  • How to answer questions confidently
  • Tips and hints for a great interview
Online Job Search Tips & Techniques
  • How to apply for work on an online job ad and upload resume
  • Using email to apply for job alerts
  • Register details on labour hire and recruitment sites
  • Using websites to find and apply for work or training courses
  • How to fill in job applications
Career-based Computer Basics
  • How to use a computer and its components
  • What is a search engine and how can I use it in my career journey?
  • Setting up and email address and navigating email
  • Word processing – Word document basics
  • Attaching documents (resumes, covering letters, and more)
  • USB – saving and managing your application documents

Dates

Subject Summary Dates Location Time
Resume Essentials As Above 1 Feb
8 Feb
15 Feb
22 Feb
Northam
Northam
Northam
Northam
10.00am – 11.00am
10.00am – 11.00am
10.00am – 11.00am
10.00am – 11.00am
Interview Essentials As Above 8 Feb
22 Feb
Northam
Northam
11.30am – 12.30pm
11.30am – 12.30pm
Computer Basics As Above 16 Feb Northam 10.00am – 11.00am
Online Job Search As Above 16 Feb Northam 11.30am – 12.30pm
Keys for Life learner Drivers Course 6 sessions inc. revision, plus test session. Test dates will be in late February following completion of course. Students who have attended at least 80% of the course will be eligible to sit their Learner’s permit test 6 Feb – 21 Feb
(excl. test)
Narrogin 11.00am – 1.30pm
each session
(with 30min lunch break)

 

Please note that although workshops are free of charge, bookings are essential.
Please contact the relevant office for further information and to reserve your seat.

Northam 9622 6500
Narrogin 0437 003 564

Career services to schools

We can work with teachers and students to develop:

  • Personalised career guidance
  • Career planning and pathway plans
  • Online research skills
  • Job search skills and techniques
  • Applying for jobs, apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Skills addressing selection criteria
  • Preparing resumes, interview techniques and self marketing skills
  • Work experience preparation

Directions – offering opportunities and advice:

  • Apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Personalised Career Guidance to help you map your future pathways.

Careers Outreach Service

The Career Centre provides FREE career guidance for everyone in the Wheatbelt, at any stage, employed or not. We can do this through FREE one on one sessions or small group workshops in your local area or by phone. Through guidance sessions we can discuss questions you may have.

Career Centre Staff

Our staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and workplace experience with an understanding of local business and industry. Clients can be assured of a confidential, quality service provided by professionals who are trained in workforce and career development. We are committed to support individuals to develop skills to manage their careers.

Career Centres are a service funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development.