Career Pathways

The College has a Careers team that is dedicated to supporting students to make informed decisions towards their life beyond Cornerstone. Students have access to a wide range of career resources, including formal sessions to explain University and TAFE admission processes.

Parents play a key role is helping their child to make career choices, so we are here to support parents too. We run regular free Careers Workshops for parents. This program is specifically designed to help parents support their children with career decisions because only 20% of parents feel they have sufficient knowledge to do this.

An annual Careers Expo is also held at the College where many field experts are in attendance to answer all your career and tertiary education questions. There are representatives from Universities, TAFE, SAPOL, SA Ambulance, Construction, Hair and Beauty, Engineering/Mining/Surveying, Defence Force, Fitness and many more.

How to book an appointment

Students and parents can make appointments with Student Pathways and Careers Advisors:

  • in person at Senior School Student Reception
  • directly with Careers team via email and phone – contacts below

We welcome and encourage the use of these quality career advice services.


Mr Anthony Doyle – Pathways Coordinator
Monday – Friday
8398 6019

Mrs Virginia Gare – Careers Counsellor
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
8398 6033

Mrs Ali Hoopmann – Careers Counsellor
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8398 6033

Careers Page on Charis

Students, parents and caregivers can log into the Careers page on Charis for a comprehensive suite of resources including:

  • Choosing a Career
  • Applying for work (including apprenticeships)
  • VET as part of your SACE
  • Workplace learning
  • TAFE and other training providers
  • Going to Uni
  • Gap year
  • Information for Parents
  • Career Expos and Open Days

Helpful careers links:

Adelaide Hills Student Pathways

Parent workshops – helping your child make career choices

Free of charge for Cornerstone parents and caregivers.

We are committed to consistently offering our parent community meaningful support, tips and advice. Our Careers Counsellor, Virginia Gare, periodically runs workshops for parents on helping your child make their future career choices.

Participating in a Careers Workshop will help you support your child with their career decision making.

The workshops are available to parents of all year levels, although they may be most relevant to those with children in Year 10, 11 and 12.

Bookings are strictly limited 15 per session to ensure attendees can receive personalised support.


  • Thursday, 24 February 2021 – 7.00pm – 9.00pm
  • Wednesday, 12 May 2021 – 4:00pm – 6.00pm
  • Wednesday, 10 June 2021 – 7:00pm – 9.00pm  (VET focus)

The workshops are for parents only, your child does not attend with you.

If unable to attend a workshop session, or would like to speak directly to Virgina please contact her at