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Career Taster Program

Guiding students to be career curious

The Career Taster Program (CTP) is an exciting and innovative program, designed to challenge students' thinking and make connections between education and post-school opportunities.

The CTP will provide opportunities for Year 9 students to explore career and study pathways, and help them to make more informed decisions about their subject selections in Years 10, 11 and 12.

The program will support Year 9 students to become ‘career curious’ and extend their thinking through practical activities and meaningful experiences with the world of work.

Exploration and experience

A range of activities to enable students to see, explore and experience various career options with a focus on practical experiences to engage with the world of work in a practical and engaging way.

Career development training

Students will be able to do the nationally accredited vocational education and training (VET) Course in Early Career Discovery.

This program will lead students through the stages of early career exploration, to help them understand the process of career development and to introduce career planning. It was developed by the WA Department of Training and Workforce Development; in collaboration with  the WA Department of Education, Catholic Education WA, the Association of Independent Schools WA, and WA TAFE colleges.

Be part of the program

Don’t miss this opportunity for your students and school community!

The Career Taster Program also offers employers and businesses a fantastic opportunity to showcase their industry, and engage young people by highlighting the current and future job and career pathways it offers.

Send us an email with your details, and how you might like to be involved, and we will be in touch. 

Enquiries and assistance

Visit the CTP Portal(opens in a new tab)

The Portal allows you to:

1.       find out more information about the Career Taster Program (CTP);

2.       access resources to support delivery of the CTP;

3.       discover available taster experiences; and

4.       nominate a taster experience to be uploaded on to the Portal.

For further information about the CTP, or to provide input into the program development, please contact your local Career Taster program coordinator:

South West - Marchelle Antonovich | 0456 815 080

Great Southern  - Andrea Gallagher | 0428 280 428