"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."
- Marian Wright Edelman


Our goal is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to help them make informed decisions about school and their post-school options.

Each of our students will develop an Individual Pathway during their time from year 9-12.  This involves participation in the Morrisby online for year 9 students, students researching and documenting their future options in order to ensure they leave open as many potential pathways as possible.  The Pathways plan will be built over the years and is reviewed systematically through individual and group counselling sessions.

Students at the College have access to the Careers Resource Centre located in the Senior Learning Centre. Students and parents may make an appointment to see Mrs Leanne Paterson the Careers Practitioner for career counselling and other assistance with career matters.

The Pathways program at Mount Eliza Secondary College is designed to provide a range of career insights and inspiration to help them develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to help make informed decisions about school and their post-school options. The emphasis is on assisting students to make decisions based on a clear understanding of their abilities, skills, interests and values. Counselling sessions also equip students with the necessary skills to make important lifelong learning decisions after they leave the College.

The Careers Resource Centre has a vast range of current course and pathway information including careers related websites, VTAC guides, TAFE and university handbooks. A monthly careers newsletter – MESC Careers Newsletter, is also produced for all senior school students and is emailed to all students in Years 10, 11 and 12. The newsletter contains information relating to industry, university and TAFE courses, Open Days, Expos and Careers Events.

The Careers office is available to assist all students with:

  • Subject selection (including course prerequisites)
  • VCE / VCAL and VET advice
  • Advice on the effect of changing a subject on career choice
  • Course selection at tertiary institutions
  • Career and pathway planning
  • Work experience and workplace issues such as occupational health and safety
  • Employment, traineeship and apprenticeship options and placements
  • Job application letters, resumes, interview skills
  • Folio preparation advice
  • Where to access careers related information

To assist students and parents, Mount Eliza Secondary College has a dedicated Career Tools platform to assist.  Career Tools can be accessed here:


We want students to grow into their identities and become the best versions of themselves.

We display confidence, energy and fresh thinking, sharing our passion for our subjects.

We provide a stimulating school environment where students can learn, live, love and grow.

We have been parents of MESC for over 20 years. MESC isn’t our local school, but after touring many schools in the area over 20 years ago, there was no choice for us BUT MESC. We have seen many changes at the school over the past 20 years but the one constant is the standard of excellence MESC offers and expects in both education and wellbeing.

Stephen Baker


Mount Eliza Secondary College encourages the personal and social development of my sons by instilling a caring environment of teaching, learning and support. The college is a place of happiness, hope and positive team work for successfully achieving the Victorian curriculum-set academic goals & milestones.

Lisa Ingerton


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