​​​​​​​Today's society is changing rapidly and so is the range and requirements of careers. It is important for students to prepare themselves so that their options will be as wide as possible. Birkenhead College students gain confidence through the many experiences and excellent opportunities that our Careers Department offers, Gateway and STAR courses included.

Gateway is designed to strengthen the path from school to work and to help students make well-informed choices for tertiary education. Students have the chance to gain significant credits through the courses and work placements involved in our Gateway programme.

STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) provides programmes and courses in typically vocational subjects for senior students. STAR’s intention is to support students to explore career pathways and help them make informed decisions.​​​​​​​

The Careers Department can help students:

  • Explore options for future pathways
  • Find and research resources so they can make informed decisions
  • Form links with tertiary providers
  • Consider alternate pathways
  • Check entry requirements for courses
  • Enquire about job opportunities
  • Prepare a CV and cover letter
  • Select subjects for future study
  • Apply for University Scholarships