The Careers Coordinators at Lilydale High School are;

  • Tim Kogelman
  • Craig Harris

The Careers Office is located next to Student Wellbeing.

Careers Program

The Careers program aims to assist students to make informed decisions about career choices and choices for study.  This program assumes that our aim is met by students evaluating their personal strengths/weaknesses/interests/skills and then being aware of the range of options available to them.

Resources are available to enhance the curriculum offerings in any of the all areas of study with emphasis on career investigation, work education and study options.  These resources include DVD, folders, pamphlets and handbooks.  Every effort is made to keep this information up to date.

Community Liaison

Feedback is provided from tertiary institutions, Centrelink, community and employer groups through careers bulletins, assemblies, course information days, the Newsletter, noticeboards, Student Daily Bulletin and through interviews with the Careers Teacher.  Guest speakers and excursions are organised to present information directly to students and the wider school community.


Parents and students are seen individually or in groups regarding career information subject choices and study skills.  All students will be required to attend compulsory interviews regarding course/career choices.

Work Experience – Years 10 to 12 students

At Lilydale High School, Work Experience is usually undertaken during the school holidays or towards the end of the school year after exams have finished.  Students research their own Work Experience contacts to show they are committed to the task and want to perform this activity.

As part of the Work Experience Program, students are required to show some understanding of Occupational Health and Safety issues.  Safe@work is a web-based Occupational Health and Safety Program developed by the Department of Education that all Work Experience students have to complete before placement. This program will assist students in their preparation for Work Experience and increase their awareness of Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace.

The Safe@work tests must be supervised. To book a time to complete a Safe@work test please see the Careers Office.

The official Work Experience form needs to be signed by the student, parent or guardian, the employer and finally returned to Lilydale High School for the Principal to sign.

For more information about Safe@work please click on the link below.


School Leaving Age

From January 1st 2010, the Government brought in new requirements for the school leaving age. Before a student is allowed to leave school they must satisfactorily complete Year 10 and until the age of 17, they must be in some form of full time training or employment.

Training options can include:

  • VCE
  • VCAL
  • Full Time TAFE
  • Apprenticeship

Any students wishing to leave school before these requirements are met must put in a request for exemption to the Regional Director in consultation with Lilydale High School. All students leaving school before the end of Year 12 are required to fill in an exit form and complete a Careers or MIPs appointment.

Leaving school or not attending school can result in non-payment of Centrelink benefits.

If you would like some advice on career pathways or training options please book an appointment with the Careers Office on 9735 5644.