Careers Education

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All students at Sydney Boys High School have the opportunity of achieving their chosen pathway through the school's individually focussed Careers Education program. Our students are tertiary focussed with the majority proceeding to university.

By utilising the facilities available:

  • strong links with universities
  • individual guidance testing
  • targeted work experience opportunities
  • guest speakers

students are in a position to have sound knowledge of their chosen career pathway. Formulating an Action Plan is central to each student’s post school progress.

Formal interviews are conducted for each year 12 student with the Careers Adviser. Parents often request joint interviews. Interviews are able to be conducted with students from other year groups as requested.

Year 10 students are introduced to the process of planning secondary and post-secondary education pathways. Year 10 attend lessons involving the Senior Transition program and School to Work program. All year 10 boys have the opportunity to gain a Tax File Number (TFN) through the Careers Adviser.

All students in years 10, 11 and 12 are involved in completing Career Voyage - a careers guidance program. Students are also able to access the school's Careers Web Page. This is a comprehensive site with links to Universities, TAFE, Guidance Programs, Careers News and other links to help students with their future choices. Students are also encouraged to subscribe to the ‘email alerts’ service through ‘work study grow’, which will keep each student well informed of all career news.

Work experience is voluntary for years 10, 11 and 12 at any time that does not cause conflict with exams or assessment.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the ‘Combined Careers and Courses Evening’, run jointly with Sydney Girls High School.

The Careers Adviser may be contacted on (02) 9662 9300 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Careers Resource Area
A Careers Resource area is located in the Senior Library.

Careers Email Alerts

To receive Careers Email Alerts from the Study Work Grow, sign up online:

Links and Resources

Course and Career Selection

Elite Athletes and Performers Schemes

Scholarship Schemes

Admissions Tests

Overseas Admissions

Work Experience


Work experience is:

  • Voluntary
  • Available to Year 10, 11 and 12 students
  • May be from 1 to 5 days long

Please note: Work Placement/Work Experience at hospitals is becoming increasingly more difficult to obtain. University applications for Medicine may ask if you have completed a Work Placement/Work Experience. Your work placement/experience does not need to be in the medical field - it can be in any field and be any type of employment.

Application Process

Process for applying and gaining Work Experience placement:

  1. Visit the Student Portal careers information section to download the required documents
  2. Approach employers and secure a Work Experience place
  3. Ensure the work placement forms are signed by employer, parents and you
  4. Return signed legal documents signed to the Careers Adviser
  5. Upon completion of Work Experience, return required legal documents to the Careers Adviser and receive your Work Experience Certificate.


Important: You cannot go to Work Experience in:

  • For Year 10: during school holidays
  • For Years 11-12: during the summer school holidays
  • During or in place of school camps or other designated school activities
  • One week prior to, or during exams and assessments
  • Other periods of the school calendar deemed inappropriate