Pathways Advisor

About the business and the role

•    Full time ongoing position
•    Fast paced, dynamic environment
•    Flexible working environment
•    5 weeks annual leave
•    Commencing mid-January 2023

SEDA College (Victoria) is the leader of applied learning for Year 11 & 12 students. We partner with peak industry organisations to provide our students unique opportunities and experiences specific to their interests. Our students will receive a tailored career plan to develop key employability and life skills for a successful future. SEDA College has an exciting opportunity for a qualified and motivated Pathways Advisor to join our team located in Hawthorn East.

Job tasks and responsibilities

The position of Pathways Advisor is responsible for providing contemporary Pathways advice, education and information that supports all SEDA staff, students, parents and key program stakeholders in conjunction with the SEDA management team.

Specifically, this role involves:

•    Assisting teaching staff in supporting students to secure appropriate personalised Structured Workplace Learning placements and employment opportunities within industry
•    Working directly with students to determine their pathway needs and assist in developing a personalised Career Development Plan
•    Conduct targeted career information sessions for students, staff and parents
•    Developing and maintaining online Pathways resources
•    Ongoing analysis of the labour market to identify trends and opportunities in employment
•    A focus on student retention that proactively implements best practice retention initiatives and provides guidance to ‘at risk’ students.
•    Assisting Year 12 students to successfully transition to further education, training or employment
•    This position is based at Head Office however requires travel to venues to ensure that all students are provided with appropriate careers support. At times the position will require an ability to work flexible hours to undertake some duties and tasks outside normal business hours or during weekends.

Skills and experience

•    Understanding of and experience working within a Career Development Framework.
•    Experience in working within a Careers/Pathways setting in secondary or vocational education.
•    Knowledge and understanding of how Work Placement operates in an educational setting.
•    Effective presentation and facilitation skills, and ability to use a range of communication methods to engage students.
•    Well-developed verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to build rapport, and interact effectively with a broad range of people at all levels
•    Strong written communication skills.
•    Capacity to build and maintain collaborative working relationships with others
•    Ability to work independently and contribute effectively as a team member to achieve goals.
•    Strong organisational, planning and time management skills with an ability to prioritise and manage workload, meet deadlines and adapt to changing circumstances.
•    Ability to use problem solving skills to identify problems and establish an appropriate solution.
•    Ability to exercise accountability by taking personal responsibility for achieving tasks.
•    Focus on delivering high quality work and achieving outcomes
•    Proficiency using Microsoft Office Programs and other relevant database programs.


•    Certificate IV in Career Development (or Equivalent)
•    Working With Children’s Check
•    Victorian Driver’s Licence

Job benefits and perks

SEDA College has been certified as a “Great Place to Work®”. You will also be joining a vibrant organisation with a focus on people, quality and outcomes in a role that will be challenging, and enormously rewarding.

SEDA College is an Equal Opportunity employer and includes merit-based selection, equity, diversity and procedural fairness principles in our recruitment processes.

SEDA College encourages people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disability.

Research shows that while males apply for roles when they meet some of the selection criteria, females and members of other marginalised groups tend to apply for roles only when they have all the skills and experience required. So, if you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet every single point above, please still get in touch. We’d love to have a conversation to see if you could be a great fit for the College.

Applicants are required to submit a covering letter outlining why you are interested in the position and addressing the key selection criteria listed in the Position Description located by clicking on the link below plus a current resume.
Applications should be emailed to

Only applicants who have current working rights will be considered. Applications which do not include all the documentation as outlined above may also be discounted.

To ensure that SEDA College is recruiting the right people for our College, our screening process includes but is not limited to structured interviewing and selection processes, a Criminal History Check, Working with Children Check, online searches, and reference checks
SEDA College (Victoria) is committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children. All members of our community, including employees, contractors, agency staff and volunteers, have an important role in providing students with a safe and nurturing environment in which to prosper and thrive. The College has zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently within our policies and procedures.

SEDA College (Victoria) is committed to preventing child abuse through identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks. We have robust human resources and recruitment practices, supported by regular training and development.

We support and respect all children, as well as all members of our community. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal students, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

The incumbent of this role must comply with SEDA College’s Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy and related policies and procedures (including the Code of Conduct).

Applications close 5pm, 9th December 2022.

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