Fort Street High School

Faber est suae quisque fortunae

Telephone02 8585 1600


students sitting

The careers service at Fort Street is flexible, future-focussed and targeted to the very particular needs of high-potential students. The Careers Adviser provides a range of services to Fortians including individualised careers counselling to assist students to make a well-informed transition from Fort Street into their tertiary studies and their future career paths.

The NSW Department of Education’s School to Work program has four key action areas:

  • Supporting students to develop and manage their career planning in consultation with the Careers Adviser
  • Exploring future careers and understanding the evolving world of work
  • Providing students with opportunities to experience current and future workplaces, in real life or virtually
  • Building connections and networks for students through strategic extra-curricular experiences and university visits

Thinking ahead – Careers counselling at Fort Street

The Careers Adviser - Ms Salisbury is a Professional Member of the Career Advisers Association of NSW and the Selective Schools Careers Advisers Network. The careers program at Fort Street is informed by the Australian Blueprint for Career Development and draws on the latest digital resources, academic research and psychometric testing to deliver future-focussed counselling.

The Careers Adviser co-ordinates:

  • Individual work experience placements
  • University-delivered extra-curricular programs
  • University presentations at the school
  • Information about emerging professions and current academic research

Students can have individual assistance with:

  • Subject selection
  • Applying for casual positions, CV-writing, mock job interviews, video-introductions
  • Tertiary selection, UAC applications and career pathway planning
  • University early-entry applications and scholarship applications
  • NESA enrolments and HSC Disability Provisions

There are currently over 2,000 degree courses available at universities in Sydney alone, and high-potential students may find choosing a degree particularly challenging as they are often individuals with many diverse talents and interests. At the same time the world of work is evolving rapidly, in this fourth industrial revolution, with whole careers disappearing and new professions emerging. These developments make it more important than ever for students and parents to take advantage of the Careers service to assist them to navigate the complex transition from school to work.

Ms Salisbury is available for one-on-one interviews with students and with parents Monday to Friday 8.30 – 4pm during school terms.

The careers office is located in the library next to the Senior Study with brochures, leaflets and booklets, for drop-in chats, or pre-booked interviews for students in all year-groups.

Contact: Ms Kylie Salisbury
Phone: 8585 1621