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Guidance Officer

 
Our school maintains a full-time Guidance Officer. Guidance Officers are experienced teachers who have post-graduate qualifications in guidance and counselling.
 
The Guidance Officer provides:
  • guidance and advice on personal issues
  • resources and advice on careers and courses
  • personal development programs
  • advice on mental health issues
  • support in behaviour management of students and advice to parents/caregivers.
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Students may self-refer or be referred by parents/caregivers, teachers or members of the administration. The Guidance Officer is able to extend beyond the teacher role and handle sensitive situations in a confidential manner. The Guidance Officer also maintains links with and can refer to outside agencies.
 
Areas of Operation
 
The role of a Guidance Officer is very broad and they are involved in many areas. These include:
  • personal counselling
  • assisting with behaviour management
  • study skills development
  • ascertainment of students with special needs
  • career counselling and advice
  • course information
  • overseeing tertiary applications through QTAC
  • information on jobs and how to get them
  • case managing all students in care.