Vocational Service
Vocational service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practise high ethical standards. Visiting local universities, schools, councils and businesses increases our knowledge and helps to build our network so that we can best assist and support people in our local community.
Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test is the standard against which Rotarians measure themselves in their business conduct.  It has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions of the things we think, say or do:
  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Projects around learning a trade and awards for pride in workmanship are just some of the programs in which Rotarians promote high ethical conduct in business and professions.
Some of our many vocational programs, past and present, include:
  • The annual Ron Carr Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Business
  • Swinburne Awards for Excellence in the Design Faculty
  • Student Development and Simulated Job Interviews at Auburn High School
  • Police mentoring
  • Vocational visits to places such as the Melbourne Mint, Carlton United Brewery, VicRoads, The Immigration Museum, Bodyworks Panel Beating, The MCG, the Astronomy department at Swinburne.