Career Avenues Profile

Embrace. Explore. Imagine. Launch.

Comprehensive and insightful career planning for schools and individuals.




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What We Do

Using our Career Avenues Profile and our interactive Career Action Plan, we partner with Australia's top schools and directly with individuals to help you Embrace your uniqueness, Explore options with meaningful insights, Imagine different future options and Launch your next phase of career development.

For Students

For Young Individuals

For Mature Aged

For Mature Aged

For Schools

For Schools

Our Approach


You need to be in the driver's seat when it comes to your career decisions. We'll help provide the confidence and support for you to lead the way.


With complex career decisions, many don't know where to begin. We'll help provide a framework - starting with embracing your own self, exploring possibilities and launching an actionable plan.


It's easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of career information available. We've curated the best available resources for each step of the decision making process, so you have just what you need, when you need it.


Your career development needs change as your life does. We take a whole-of-life approach to career planning, with support tailored to meet what you need at your stage of life's journey.


Career management is not a 'set and forget' process. As new opportunities emerge, and needs and priorities shift, our tools and support stand ready to assist in new ways.


We work closely with partner schools to integrate with their broader career development programs and objectives.

Our Team

Professional. Passionate. Positive.

Dr. Marian Kratzing
Principal Careers Psychologist

Marian has over 30 years experience in careers psychology and has a special interest in Life Career Development. Marian served as director of the Career Development Office at Macquarie University and has held roles with QUT and the University of Qld. Marian holds a BA (Psych, Hons), and PhD from the University of Qld and is a member of the Career Development Association of Australia, Australian Psychologists Association and APS College of Counselling Psychologists. Marian founded Career Avenues in 1992.

Kerry Gilmour
Career Counsellor

Kerry holds a BA (Hons), MSc (Counselling Psychology), Diploma in Executive Coaching and Graduate Certificate in Career Development (Swinburne University). Kerry has provided career-life counselling to adults and teens for 15 years and is passionate about supporting people to surface their strengths, values and drivers to inform decisions about purposeful living. Her warmth, insight, genuine curiosity and humour creates a safe space for clients to explore these important issues. Kerry is particularly passionate about working with adolescents and supporting them through key decisions in high school years and beyond. She is a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia.

Danielle Wallis
Career Counsellor

Danielle holds a BA/BEd from UNSW, a Graduate Certificate in Management (UNSW/AGSM) and a Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development (RMIT). Danielle gained experience in secondary education before transitioning to a Management Consulting role specialising in executive search, management and leadership development. Danielle joined Career Avenues to further her passion for assisting others to reach their potential. She is a member of the Careers Development Association of Australia.

Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the answers you might be looking for.

Who are Career Avenues' partner schools?
We partner with many of Australia's top private schools - from Knox Grammar, Queenwood and International Grammar School in Sydney, to St Kevin's College and Ruyton Girls School in Melbourne, to St Margaret’s and St Aidan’s in Brisbane. Career Avenues currently has 50 school partnerships. For a full list, please contact us at
How does an Individual Profile work?
Profiling Session
Our process starts with a profiling session which we use to consider your personal style, problem solving strengths, transferable skills and career preferences. The profiling session usually takes 2.5 to 3 hours to complete online.

Careers Profile Report
We then develop your Careers Profile Report, which provides a framework to start your own journey of discovery, integrating those insights from the profile which resonate and determining their importance in your career planning. You can view an example here.

One of our professional career counsellors will then review your Report in detail and help you consider next steps during a one-hour interview via video conference.

Action Plan
To get started on your career planning, we then guide you through an Action Plan process on our web-based portal. We use the insights you have gained from your Careers Profile Report, and help to link you with resources, tasks and processes to help structure your career decision making and leave you with an actionable plan.

Note that services provided within a school environment may be adapted to integrate with the school's Career Education and Development programs and objectives.
Can parents attend an interview?
Yes they can - both within a school and individual setting. Interviews are run via video conference, so parents are able to join remotely from wherever they are at the time. Parents are encouraged to observe, take notes and allow the student to be the primary focus.
How is this different to other careers reports?
Our report is not simply computer generated. Each report is individually reviewed by a careers professional to ensure personality style, reasoning strengths, interests, individual context and career possibilities are cohesive.

Unlike other programs, ours has been designed and developed over many years for the Australian education system and is supported by local counsellors knowedgeable in modern career pathways.

Within a school environment, we work closely to ensure the program aligns with the needs of the school, is integrated with broader Career Education and Development activities, is supported by contemporary theory and clearly maps to the Australian Blueprint for Career Development framework.