Careers Education / TAPPS

From 2021 all DoW Secondary Colleges will introduce the Transition and Pathway Program (TAPP), led at each school by the Transition and Pathways Specialists (TaPS).

At John Therry Catholic College Mr Margerison will be the TaPS Coordinator.

The CEDoW program

  • 1 lesson per term per year group across 7-10 in the Thursday Pastoral Period. 
  • This results in 4 lessons a year per year group
  • A total of 16 lessons across 7 -10 for this Program

The Program is divided into the areas shown below.


Personal Discovery

Who I Am’


Career Exploration

‘Me at Work’


Career Discovery

‘World of Work’


Career Building

‘What’s my game plan

 An Outline of the Implementation Process.

The Transition and Pathways Program will make use of “The Careers Department” program which ALL year 7,8,9 & 10 students have access to by logging on using the details outlined in their Year Group Google Classroom Page. (Parents/Carers are encouraged to have their child log in to “The Careers Department” at home and discuss the areas outlined.)

The initial log on establishes a basic plan of student thoughts, at this time, about their future direction. Students are able to update this if these thoughts change. 

The First stage is the PROFILING section which aims to give each student an indication of their Work Style and Character given their answers to sections covering Personality, Values and Skills. A unique feature of this section is the answering of questions by another person to check if the students view of themselves is what other people see.

The Profile will give a “TYPE” of Work Style and suggest a list of Industries and work within those industries that may suit the student. 

The Profiling results will be used in the year group sessions to explore the different areas of the TaPP program with exercises that can be downloaded and then saved back to the program once completed.

The aim of the Program is to have students understand 

Who Am I’


‘Where am I Headed’

in order to make informed choices and have a positive outlook as to their future in areas such as Subject Selection, Decisions about Post Year 10, Further Education and Overall Life Direction.

Interaction with Years 11 and 12 continues through Face to Face on Tuesday afternoons during study periods, Posting of information on Compass and email, the Y11 & Y12 Google Classroom pages as well as the Careers Newsletter every 2 weeks. The “Jobjump” Program is available to Year 11 and 12 and continues on from their work in year 10.

I look forward to engaging in this new initiative for Years 7-10 this year as well as continuing to work closely with Years 11 and 12.

The TaPS/Careers Room is available to students Before Lessons, Recess and Lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Mr L. Margerison

Transition and Parthways Specialist.

John Therry Catholic College.