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Kingswood High School

Kingswood High School

Creating opportunities for success

Telephone02 4736 1202

Careers/Pathways/TVet Coordinator
Mr Peter Rance

Please ring our front office on 4736-1202 (appointments are essential)

Alternatively, you can send an email to our Careers Adviser 

Careers at Kingswood High School

Kingswood High School has a careers adviser who gives advice to students. This is so students are well informed and able to make decisions about what subjects they should select and what they will do when they leave school, so they are able to make a smooth transition from secondary education to full time study or the workforce.

Some students still leave school at the end of Year 10 but the majority of students stay until the end of Year 12. Students believe that it is important to have a HSC when they leave school.

At the end of Year 12 about one tenth of our students go to university, about one third go to TAFE (technical and further education) and the rest either work full-time or part-time. Some students gain traineeships for one year, where they work and go to TAFE part-time. Students work in a variety of jobs including hospitality, retail, secretarial, building and trades mostly in the local area. 

Once a year students in Years 10 and 12 have the opportunity to visit the careers market held at Penrith Valley Sports Centre at the beginning of Term 3. All students are encouraged to attend the market.

What is work experience?

Work experience helps prepare students for their life after school and gives them insight into the world of work:

  • by learning to cope with new situations and new people thus building up self-confidence and independence
  • by learning about the changes taking place in society and in the workplace
  • learning in a practical way
  • work experience allows students to explore a variety of career opportunities to decide how these relate to their personal interests, skills, values and goals.

Work experience programs are conducted for students in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12.  Students have the opportunity to go into the workplace and experience full time work. They can also try out careers that they are interested in doing when they leave school. Year 11 are able to go whenever they have no other commitments such as exams or assessment tasks.

Work Experience information site (link)

Tax file numbers

The Australian Taxation Office in partnership with Australia Post is making it easier for individuals to apply for a tax file number (TFN).

Students can now apply for a TFN online and have their identity verified through an interview at a participating Australia Post office.

Applying online is the fastest and most convenient way for students to get a TFN. Students who are unable to visit a participating Australia Post office will need to complete the application form or enquiry for individuals form (NAT 1432). 

The Australian Taxation Office will continue working with teachers to educate students about tax and superannuation. The curriculum resource Tax, Super and You is a free, easy to use, online educational resource aligned to the school curriculum of each state and territory.

If you require any further information you can phone 1300 130 282 between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday.


Workplace Safety Centre -St Marys  Bookings online:

Trans-Plant Training- Penrith. Bookings online:

Fork Skills-Jamisontown. Bookings online:

Please note you must take 100 points of Identication with you. Here some examples: