What is STAR?

Star stands for Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource.


At Westlake we offer STAR courses to Year 12 and 13 students as a way of exploring possible career options or gaining skills for part-time work.  These are between 1-4 days.  For example: First Aid, ATC – Pre-Military/Police, Animal Care, Barista, Café Server, Cafe Cooking, Game Design, Barbering, Programming and Cyber Security to name a few.  These are run by outside providers and are free for Westlake students to attend.


Usually held in the April, July & October holidays.


Due to the high demand on this programme, students are restricted to one STAR course a year.


Contact Mrs Scanlen at for more information on these.