Careers Practitioner

Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC) Melbourne is a leading ELC-Year 12 Christian independent school for girls offering both the VCE and International Baccalaureate.

PLC has an outstanding academic tradition, an international focus and strong pastoral and co-curricular programs focusing on encouraging leadership, service and life-long personal development and learning.

About the role

PLC is seeking to appoint an experienced Careers Practitioner who thrives working closely with senior school students, helping to guide them on their education and career pathway.  This is a full-time, ongoing position, commencing Term 1 2022.

The Careers Practitioner will manage the provision of a career development service according to the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) Professional Standards. The role requires demonstrated experience in individual student counselling, management of a work experience program and active support of the Christian teachings and ethos of the College.

The Career Practitioner is responsible for:

  • Providing guidance and advice to Year 12 students on tertiary career choices
  • Supporting and guiding Year 12 students following release of results, tertiary offers and change of preferences
  • Providing guidance and advice to Year 10 students on program and subject selection
  • Overseeing the coordination of various work experience programs 
  • Regularly updating and communicating careers information to students and parents through a variety of channels
  • Managing and coordinating careers events such as alumni careers evenings, guest speakers, university visits, careers days.

About You

The successful candidate will hold a postgraduate qualification in Career Development or Careers Counselling and have a professional membership of a CICA accredited association.  A current registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching is highly desirable.

You are a contemporary and innovative careers practitioner and a trusted and respected role model for students and staff with experience working in a high performing school culture.  Your strong organisational, communication and administrative skills will be critical to your success in the role.

All staff must commit to a culture that supports and embraces Child Safe Standards.  The successful candidate will be required to hold a current Working with Children Check for Employees or hold a current VIT registration.

Position Description

Download the complete job description here: Careers Practitioner

Applicants should

  • Download and complete the application form Application for Employment from the PLC website.
  • Prepare a comprehensive letter outlining your suitability for the role, as well as your resume and university transcripts.
  • Email all of these documents to the Principal at
  • Applications close 5pm, Thursday 23rd September