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Somerville SC Careers

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the VCE, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

Welcome to our Careers Website

Your one stop shop for all things Careers and Pathways.  Apply for a Tax File Number, keep up to date with whats happening in the world of work or keep your eye out for advertised local job vacancies and work experience opportunities.

Dont door is always open!


Unique Student Identifier- USI

What is a USI?

The USI is a reference number made up of ten numbers and letters that:

  • creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, from all training providers you undertake recognised training with

  • will give you access to your training records and transcripts

  • can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere

  • is free and easy to create and

  • stays with you for life

All students doing nationally recognised training need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes students doing Vocational Education Training (VET) when they are still at school (VET for secondary students).


To create a USI go to

You will need a form of ID, the best one to use is your Medicare Card.

If you have any trouble applying for a USI come and see me in my office.

VET @ Somerville SC

Did you know that we run our own VET courses here?

If you are in Year 10, 11 or 12 you can apply to complete the Certificate II in Plumbing or Certificate II Electrotechnology here at school. Both courses are classified as "Pre-Apprenticeship training" and are often a minimum requirement to start a full time Apprenticeship once you finish Year 12.

Classes are held on Wednesday afternoons and you can complete the certificate as part of the VCE or VCAL.

Interested?  See Amy in the Careers room for more details.


Every Day Counts

Why its important to attend school EVERY DAY!

Right now, being at school is your most important job and you’re building habits that you’ll take into adulthood. While it might not seem obvious, when you come to school you are learning about more than just Maths and English. You’re learning all sorts of skills like working in teams and meeting deadlines that will help when you’re an adult. If you can’t show up to school every day, how will you learn to show up for work?

Being at school every day also means you are involved in your own learning, interacting with other students and teachers and are a part of environment that is motivating and stimulating. You can get help from your teachers and friends and won’t have to rely on trying to learn things in your own time.

There’s also a lot of evidence that shows that young people who attend school more frequently have better outcomes after school too. This means they earn more money, have better job prospects, are less likely to misuse drugs and alcohol and are generally healthier. 

Do I have to go to school?

Yes, in Victoria school is compulsory until you turn 17.

Missing one day a fortnight is the same as missing 4 whole weeks of school a year. From prep to Year 12 that adds up to 1.5 years of school.

Apart from this, school is better when you attend. Your friends and your teachers notice that you’re away and wonder if you’re OK.