Year 9 Career Taster Program

Year 9 Career Taster Program
Year 9 Career Taster Program
Year 9 Career Taster Program
Year 9 Career Taster Program


    The new Year 9 Career Taster Program (CTP) aims to inspire secondary school students to become 'career curious' about further study opportunities and potential careers.

    The program offers the following.

    • Industry-led experiences and activities that will introduce them to new and different areas of work and career opportunities
    • Career development training that will assist them in making informed decisions on their subject selections and post-school options

    It also gives teachers, schools and industry with a flexible framework that enables students to learn about different industries,  current and emerging occupations, and career pathways and the skills required for them, and assists implementing and delivery of the CTP in a way that aligns with student needs.


    Find out more

    We invite you to visit the Year 9 Career Taster portal to find out more about the program, and see how you can get involved.



    What students and teachers are saying about the Career Taster Program

    In this video, you'll hear from Year 9 students who participated in Career Taster Program experiences at North Metropolitan TAFE to learn about a range of industry areas and career opportunities, helping them make connections between education and post-school opportunities.

    "I think it's good for kids to see what happens outside of school, and how they can channel their specific skill sets towards a certain area and what they enjoy doing and what they're good at."
    — Sabrina Morrow; teacher, Morley SHS

    The students took part in cyber security, photography, sport, product design, digital media, fashion, horticulture and tourism activities. 

    "So far I've loved it today, there are so many career options — especially for people who are unsure and don't know what they're going to do in the future."
    — Aansh; student, Belridge SHS

    This video features Year 9 students enjoying the Career Taster Program at South Metropolitan TAFE who offer hands on interactive experiences in a range of industry areas including maritime, aviation, horticulture, engineering, and building and construction. 

    "I think the students really enjoyed going out and getting their hands dirty, and engaging with things in the physical sense. Hopefully that will help with their course selections going into senior school."
    — Nicki Howe; Manager VET, Byford Secondary College 

    "I wanted to learn how everything works, and get an experience so I can know what I want to do when I'm older."
    — Paige; Year 9 student, Byford Secondary College

    I definitely recommend it for nearly everybody, if they don't know what they want to do — come and give this a shot and have fun."
    — Adam; Year 9 student, Byford Secondary College