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May 28

posted 27 May 2015, 05:27 by Sue White

In order to present students and parents with accurate, up to date information, it is imperative that Careers Practitioners regularly attend Professional Development opportunities to learn and also actively network with others in the profession.  Doing so allows us to experience tertiary environments first hand, engage with tertiary academics and understand changes to course offerings.  It is imperative, however, that students also visit tertiary institutions to research their own opportunities and experience the differing environments.  Please remember to diaries the Tertiary Open Day dates on Sundays in August.  Year 12 students need to be visiting as many institutions as possible.  Year 10 and 11 students can take the opportunity to visit one or two institutions to commence their pathway research.  All the dates are available from the here.  Both Monash University and the University of Melbourne have course specific information sessions, many of which take place late May/Early June.  Dates are available in previous newsletters and on the University websites.  Registration is essential.

 

Families are also reminded about our SKC Careers Expo to be held on Tuesday 28 July from 5pm to 7pm.  This is an opportunity to ask questions of all the Tertiary Institutions, some private providers, GAP providers and the Defence Force in the familiar environment of the Smith Hall.  Students might take this opportunity to determine which institutions provide course offerings for them to research and in turn visit for the forthcoming Open Days.

 

A reminder that those students who have not seen Ms O’Sullivan about potential Work Experience placements during the mid-year holidays will now need to wait until the Term 3 holidays to organise placements.


Wanting To Study Medicine

Year 12 students are reminded that if you plan to apply to study Medicine at Monash University next year you must sit for the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT).  Register to sit this test by 5pm AEST on Friday 5 June. The test date is Wednesday 29 July.

 

Seewww.umat.acer.edu.au


News From Monash University

‘At Monash’ Seminars

This series continues with the following seminars:

 

Thursday 28 May – Engineering (Clayton),

Thursday 15 July - Business and Economics (Collins St Melbourne);

 

Information: 1800 666 274; Register: www.monash.edu/seminars.


Where Do Monash Alumni Go?

Students keen on reading some excellent stories about where graduates have gone, might like to browse the following link – Monash Alumni


News From The University Of Melbourne

Focus On Melbourne Seminars

From 6:30pm to 8:30pm, the following seminars are still to come:

Science 2 June,

Law 4 June,

Engineering 11 June,

IT 11 June,

Music 24 June, and

VCA 25 June

 

Register attendance (essential) at: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/events


GET A UniExperience AT MELBOURNE

Year 11 students from a rural and border regions, those who are first in their family to consider tertiary study, and Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander students are invited to the Parkville campus on 9-10 July. UniExperience gives students the opportunity to experience university life first-hand. The two-day program offers a range of sessions covering all aspects of tertiary study including on-site accommodation in a residential college, campus tours, information about courses, workshops covering transition to university, scholarships and study skills, and social activities and the chance to meet current students. Cost: $100 covers accommodation and meals;

 

Applications: http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au; places are limited – selection will be based on your reasons for wanting to participate as outlined in your application.

 

Information: Leah McGregor, ph 8344 7508, leah.mcgregor@unimelb.edu.au


Hands On Engineering

Get hands on experience in activities and workshops to learn about different fields of engineering.

 

When: Thursday 2 July;

Who: Year 10 students;

 

Register: www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/schools.

Hands On Computing

Find out what computing and information systems study involves,a nd pathways to careers.

 

When: Tuesday 7 July;

Who: Year 10 students;

 

Register: www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/schools.  


Melbourne Rises In World Rankings

The University of Melbourne remains the number one university in Australia according to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings for 2015.  The University has moved up two spots since 2014, and is now placed at 41 in the world.  The reputation rankings are based on the world’s largest invitation-only survey of academic opinion, featuring more than 10,000 respondents from nearly 150 countries. See: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/  

 

Have You Subscribed To ‘My Melbourne’

My Melbourne’ is a monthly newsletter for future students. It’s a great way to keep up-to-date with what’s happening at the University of Melbourne and find out all about the opportunities available.

 

Subscribe: https://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/mymelb.


Top Australian Universities 2014 - 15 by University Rankings

RANK

INSTITUTION

COUNTRY / REGION

33

University of Melbourne

Australia

45

Australian National University

Australia

60

University of Sydney

Australia

65

University of Queensland Australia

Australia

83

Monash University

Australia

109

University of New South Wales

Australia

157

University of Western Australia

Australia

164

University of Adelaide

Australia



A spin-off of the annual World University Rankings, the reputation league table is based on nothing more than subjective judgment - but it is the considered expert judgment of senior, published academics - the people best placed to know the most about excellence in our universities.

 

Top Australian Universities 2014 - 15 by University Reputation

RANK

INSTITUTION

COUNTRY / REGION

41

University of Melbourne

Australia

51-60

Australian National University

Australia

51-60

University of Sydney

Australia

81-90

University of Queensland Australia

Australia

91 - 100

Monash University

Australia

 

Visit World University Rankings 2014-2015 for more information.


Making Music With Technology

Creative Music Technology (CMT) is a new specialisation in the Bachelor of Music at Monash.  It focuses on the creative application of technology in professional music, sound, performance, broadcast, multimedia and research. Students are required to be musically trained as well as having an interest in the relationship between music and technology. Applicants will need to audition both on their chosen digital audio workstation (DAW) and on an instrument.  A sound knowledge of music theory and aural skills will also be tested. Careers will be in new media, composition, recording and performance creative industries.  A two-day audition workshop for CMT will be held in September.

 

Contact ben.grayson@monash.edu for details.  


Discover Deakin will take place at both the Melbourne and Geelong Waterfront campuses.

 

Discover Deakin at Melbourne Burwood

Date          Tuesday June 30 2015
Time          10am to 3pm
Venue:         Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood
 

Discover Deakin at Geelong Waterfront

Date          Wednesday 1 July 2015
Time          10am to 3pm
Venue:         Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong

To find out more and to register visit Discover Deakin


Snapshot of Deakin – Waurn Ponds Campus

  • The Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is home to the Geelong Technology Precinct. The precinct focuses on Deakin's core research capabilities in materials, biotechnology, chemistry, and environmental engineering, along with regional strengths in manufacturing and agri-processing.

  • The Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is also home to the brand new $55 million CADET building – the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training.  This state-of-the-art facility is expected to be officially opened and used by students by Semester 2 at the very latest.

  • 2015 saw the first intake of students to the new 4-year Medical Imaging course offered at the Waurn Ponds Campus - Medical Imaging.  The department is a fully equipped x-ray department, and students have access to adult-sized human models designed to be x-rayed and reflect human-like responses to x-rays.
  • Deakin University's Faculty of Health offers Australia's first accelerated optometry course. Offered as a combined course, the Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry - Optometry.  Students have access to a dedicated simulated optometry store for simulated exercises.  Deakin Optometry is housed in the Regional Community Health Hub (REACH) - REACH building.
  • Deakin’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences - Exercise & Sport Science - is also in the REACH building - REACH.  Again, exercise & sport science students have access to state-of-the-art equipment.

  • The School of Medicine - School of Medicine – is another state-of-the-art facility at the Deakin Waurn Ponds Campus.  It opened in 2008 and offers a 4-year graduate medical degree, with 2 years of pre-clinical education at the University campus in Waurn Ponds, and then 2 years clinical education and experience in one of its clinical schools – hospitals as far-flung as Ballarat to Box Hill.  


Experience ACU

This program at Australian Catholic University gives you the opportunity to sample the degree of your choice. Get a taste of life at ACU by meeting staff and current students, and trying out the course in which you are interested. This is for Year 10-12 students to learn about industries and careers, hear helpful tips in preparing for university, and enjoy the entertainment and fun campus atmosphere.

 

When/Where: Monday 29 June (Melbourne campus, Fitzroy) & Tuesday 30 June (Ballarat campus);

 

Register: www.acu.edu.au/uni-experience;

 

Information: 1300 275 228.  


Experience La Trobe University

This is your chance to get to know the La Trobe community and be a uni student for a day. Find out what really happens after secondary school and attend workshops, seminars and lectures of your choice.  This is a free event with lunch and entertainment provided. When: 9 July (Bundoora);

 

Register: www.latrobe.edu.au/experience


News from the Australian National University

Ø  Introducing the Bachelor of Finance, Economics and Statistics (Honours)

The ANU College of Business and Economics now offers an elite four year honours degree that integrates these three disciplines to gain a deeper understanding of the field of Finance.  The new Bachelor of Finance, Economics and Statistics (Honours) is unique in Australia as each student studies under the guidance of a mentor - an academic with a world class reputation in his or her area of expertise. 
Find out more at
Bachelor of Finance, Economics & Statistics

Ø  Introducing the Bachelor of Political Science

The Bachelor of Political Science is the only degree of its type in Australia offering unparalleled access and connections to the political heartbeat of the nation. 
In this highly structured degree students will examine political science theory, public opinion, political economy, government behaviour, systems, principles, and different methods and techniques of political science.  Find out more at
Bachelor of Political Science


Bond University Biomedicine and Medicine Information Evening

Bond University is hosting a special Information Evening, providing insight into study pathways and career opportunities in the health industry.   Attendees will be able to meet the Dean of the Medicine program and the Program Head of Biomedical Science as well as other friendly Bond University staff who can assist with any specific information they may want to know!
The event will also include information about the application procedure for the Bond University medicine intake for May 2016.

Date:              Tuesday 18 August 2015

Time:              6pm – 8pm

Venue:           Crowne Plaza, 1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne

 

Registrations are open and should be made at Biomedicine and Medicine Information Evening no later than Thursday 13 August 2015. 


National Youth Science Forum

Are you in Year 11 and interested in a career in science, technology or engineering?  Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident, planning to study at an Australian university?  Are you achieving good grades in science, and also have other skills and interests? If so, you might want to apply for this Forum.

 

Applications must be endorsed by a local Rotary Club.

 

Brochures are available by emailing nysf@nysf.edu.au, or see www.nysf.edu.au.

 

The Forums are in Canberra in January 2016.


News from the Moorabbin Flying Services

Ø  Open Day

Moorabbin Flying Services (MFS) is holding an Open Day where those attending can speak to flight instructors, hear from an experienced commercial pilot, view the CASA-approved simulator, as well as discuss the various course options available.

Date:              Saturday 6 June 2015

Time:              10am – 2pm

Venue:           Moorabbin Flying Services (MFS), 16 Northern Avenue, Moorabbin Airport

Ø  Airline Pilot Workshop

Moorabbin Flying Services (MFS) is now taking bookings for its ‘Become a Pilot for 3 Days’ workshop. This is a three day program for those interested in a career as an airline pilot.  This program gives students the chance to -

ü  have a hands on experience and learn some practical theory

ü  meet people in the industry

ü  fly one of a modern aircraft twice under instruction

ü  gain some time in the CASA-approved simulator

ü  explore the facilities of Moorabbin Airport


Students have the opportunity to really ‘get behind the scenes’ allowing them to find out more about the opportunities in the aviation industry.   

 

For more information, including dates and cost, visit Moorabbin Flying Services


417 (City of Bayside) Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets - Recruiting Now!

The Australian Air Force Cadets is a youth development organisation that is actively supported by the Royal Australian Air Force.  Their aims are:

*       To give cadets a foundation of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) knowledge and discipline
*       To develop qualities of leadership, self-reliance and initiative
*       To develop character and good citizenship in the widest sense
*       To develop an interest in the RAAF and aviation generally
*       To instil a knowledge of aviation history, and
*       To encourage cadets to continue an active interest in aviation into their adult life

The Squadron is currently commencing their recruiting period for Semester 2 and have an excellent opportunity for interested students, and their parents to come and see some of the range of activities their cadets do at an Open Day, which will be conducted on  Saturday the 6th of June between 10am and 3pm at Labuan Barracks, 67 Royal Avenue Sandringham.

If students cannot make that date, they are more than welcome to visit during Parade Nights which are held on Monday evenings between 6:30pm & 9:30pm at Labuan Barracks, 67 Royal Avenue Sandringham.


VCE Lectures

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne is offering a series of inspiring lectures and tutorials in three VCE subjects.

 

Subjects on offer:

 

4 & 5 July – Literature

11 & 12 July – Australian History

11 & 12 July – History Revolutions

 

If you are seeking excellence, see: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/VCE.  


RMIT News

RMIT is both a higher education and VET provider, with campuses in the City, at Bundoora and at Brunswick.

 

Science In The City Laboratory Tours

RMIT is offering students and parents the chance to visit their learning laboratories and to find out about opportunities in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, nanotechnology and physics. When: 11am-2pm, Mon 29 June; Info/registrationwww.rmit.edu.au/appliedsciences/discover.

 

RMIT Experience Days

You can find out about University life and explore interest areas in the school holidays. 

 

What/When:

29 June - Engineering (City);

30 June - Health and Medical sciences;

1 July - Justice and legal, Music, sound and live production, Science;

2 July – Engineering (Bundoora); Sustainability;

3 July – Project Management.


Information: www.rmit.edu.au/experiencedays.

 

Career Discovery In Fashion and Textiles

This course, running the school holidays, will assist you to select the most suitable RMIT Fashion and Textiles program and career options. It is a two-day workshop for year 11 & 12 students including workshops and discussion topics that may include trend forecasting, fashion creative processes and ideas generation, developing a visual diary, digital technologies and textile design.

 

When: 8 – 9 July;

Cost: $275;

Information: www.shortcourses.rmit.edu.au/page/career_discovery_fashion.  


Journalism At La Trobe University

Journalism can be studied at most universities, however, at a recent conference, Career Practitioners were told about Journalism at La Trobe University.  It was pointed out that there are still jobs in journalism, but not in traditional media.  However, there are more TV channels, more radio stations seeking staff.  The first job in journalism is often easier to obtain than the second or subsequent position, because promotion can be difficult.  Graduates often start as a digital content producer.  Journalism skills can be used in arrange of jobs because journalists learn to synthesize, present, package and process information.

 

Why study at La Trobe?

Journalism there has a broad approach, transferrable skills are taught, all senior staff work in the industry, and there are great industry links.  Attempts have been made to create real-world assessment tasks such as attending press conferences and writing reports; there is a genuine student focus, aspiration is fostered, and efforts have been made to see that all assessments don’t came at the same time.


Real Estate as a Career

Working in the real estate profession offers students the opportunity to achieve high levels of personal satisfaction and career success.  In general terms, estate agents lease, manage, appraise, buy and sell residential, rural, commercial and industrial property or business on behalf of clients.  The first step in establishing a real estate career is to become an agent’s representative. Agent’s representatives perform a variety of real estate roles under the supervision of a licensed estate agent. 

 

For more information about careers in real estate and the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) visit Real Estate Training


Useful Websites

One way of the best ways to begin to look at careers, jobs and/or apprenticeships is to browse useful websites.

 

My Future

Australian Government Department of Employment

Job Guide

MEGT Apprenticeships

Australia's Careers Online

Graduate Careers Australia

Careers with Victorian Government

Health Heroes

Youth Central

Engineer Your Career

Australian Job Search

Ace Day Jobs



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

The SKC Careers Newsletter is intended as an information source for students and parents of the College. Reference to tertiary institutions, TAFEs, Independent Providers, GAP Programs, Work Experience Opportunities, Study Skills Providers, Preparation Courses, etc does not represent endorsement by the Careers Practitioners or the College.



May 21

posted 20 May 2015, 21:21 by Sue White

Over the past week students have had the opportunity to attend lunch time Careers Information sessions about a variety of opportunities including the dream to attend US College with a sports scholarship based on their ability to kick a football, the amazing programs at Bond University and the Engineering courses at Monash University here in Melbourne.  We are lucky in Melbourne to have such a wide variety of prestigious local offerings for Year 12 students.  It is, however, important to encourage students to look at all options, local, interstate and overseas so they do not miss opportunities which could change their lives.

 

Year 10 students and parents are reminded NOT to book Careers Appointments during the week commencing June 1st UNTIL students know their examinations timetables.  There are appointments available during this week for students following or prior to exams once they are aware of their availability.  All Years 10 and 11 students are encouraged to use the opportunity which the mid-year examinations present to assess subject selections for Semester 2.  Any changes should be considered carefully and we are very happy to discuss these with students once they have received their examination results.

 

Any students wishing to undertake Work Experience in the mid-year break MUST see Ms O’Sullivan prior to the end of Week 6 THIS term if they have not already done so.


REMINDER: UMAT2015 Registrations Closing Soon

Year 12 students are reminded that applications to sit the UMAT2015 close on Friday 5 June 2015 at 5pm sharp!  The UMAT2015 will be held on Wednesday 29 July 2015, and the results will be available late September 2015.  Year 11 students are reminded that they may not sit the UMAT2015 and should they do so, their results will be cancelled and they may not be allowed to sit the UMAT again. 

Students sitting the UMAT should note that candidates who do not possess a current passport, driver’s licence or learner’s permit are strongly recommended to apply for an Australian Keypass or Australian Proof of Age Card as soon as possible as no other forms of ID will be accepted.  Candidates without correct identification will not be permitted to sit UMAT2015 and will be turned away.


For more information, and/or to apply visit UMAT2015 or call (03) 8508 7643.


National Youth Science Forum 2016

Are you in Year 11 and studying science?

Online expressions of interest to attend the National Youth Science Forum 2016 are now open:

·         interested in a career in science, technology and engineering

·         planning to do a science, technology or engineering course at an Australian university

·         an Australian Citizen or has permanent residency status

·         achieving good marks in science, but also has other interests and skills

Applicants don’t need to be at the top of the science class, as long as they can demonstrate an obvious passion and commitment to science subjects and a broad range of interests, both extra-curricular and academic.

Please note: A student's application must be endorsed by a local Rotary Club as part of the application process.

Brochures are available by emailing nysf@nysf.edu.au  or go to www.nysf.edu.au to learn more.


The Year 8 ChallENGe

Year 8 students can dive into the wonderful world of engineering these upcoming school holidays. 

Over three days they will participate in six exciting workshops run by Monash experts.


When: 6 8 July, 2015

Time: 9am 3:30pm daily

Where: Monash University, Clayton Campus For more details and to register, visithttp://eng.monash.edu.au/challenge


News from the University of Melbourne

Ø  ‘A Day at Melbourne’

Join us and experience a Day at Melbourne!  This is a repeat event – the first was in the April holidays!  The event is designed for all Year 10 to 12 students and their families to go and explore the Parkville campus and find out more about the range of study options available at the university.  There will be an opportunity to hear from current students about what it is like to study at Melbourne and attend tailored sessions to learn more about entry requirements, course structures and other opportunities available to Melbourne students.  A tour of the Southbank campus will also be included in the program for those who wish to visit the Victorian College of the Arts.


When
:          Friday 10 July 2015

Time:              10am – 3:30pm

Location:       Parkville Campus, Melbourne

 

There is no cost for this event, but registration is essential.  Registrations open soon at A Day at Melbourne

 

Ø  Guaranteed and Minimum Entry Scores for 2016 Undergraduate Entry

The following guaranteed and minimum entry scores for 2016 entry are (no changes from 2015):

 

 

Domestic students – minimum ATAR

International students – guaranteed entry*

Agriculture

70.00

70.00

Arts

85.00

85.00

Biomedicine

96.00

96.00

Commerce

93.00

93.00

Environments

85.00

85.00

Fine Arts

NA^

NA^

Music

NA^

NA^

Oral Health

85.00

85.00

Science

85.00

85.00

* The University of Melbourne guarantees admission to a course when an international student achieves the required score as listed above, has met the course prerequisites, has achieved the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and has satisfied the University’s English language requirements and there are still places in the course at the time of acceptance.  If a student does not meet the guaranteed score, then the application cannot be considered for entry.  The guaranteed scores apply only if no further study has been undertaken after completion of the guaranteed
entry qualification.

^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

 

Ø  Bachelor of Commerce Guarantee Continues in 2016

The Faculty of Business and Economics has confirmed that if students achieve an ATAR or notional ATAR of 95.00 or above and satisfy the course prerequisites, they will be guaranteed a place in the Bachelor of Commerce in 2016.  Students with an ATAR above the minimum ATAR of 93.00 and below 95.00 may still be considered for a place in the course, depending on demand.  The course pre-requisite subjects are Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.

 

Find out more at Bachelor of Commerce

 

Ø  Are You Subscribed to My Melbourne?

My Melbourne is a monthly newsletter for future students.  It is a great way to keep up to date with what is happening at the University and find out all about the opportunities available to its students.  Subscribe at My Melbourne

 

Ø  Winter School for VCE Students

Be inspired to achieve VCE excellence!  The University of Melbourne will be hosting its successful Winter School for VCE students again in 2015.  This year the Faculty of Arts will be offering a series of inspiring lectures and tutorials in three VCE subjects – literature, Australian History and History: Revolutions and is open to students in years 10 – 12.

 

The program, which will be developed in consultation with VCE experts and taught by internationally acclaimed scholars, will give students the head start they need to excel in their VCE exams.

 

With registrations now being accepted and limited places available, students are encouraged to register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

 

Dates:          Saturday 4 - Australian History

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 July - History: Revolutions

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 July - Literature
          

Cost:                      $30 each lecture, $35 each tutorial.  Lectures and tutorials can be booked separately

 

Registrations are essential!  Go to Winter School


News from La Trobe University

Ø  Aspire – Early Admissions Program

The Aspire program is aimed at recognising students who are or actively involved in the positive impact of community service and non-academic school commitments, such as leadership, sport or cultural activities.  Applicants for this program will be assessed on these criteria and not just ATAR scores.  The assessment criteria will include –

 

·         A recommendation by the Principal (or their nominee)

·         A written statement where the student indicates the activities they have been involved in, the impact these activities have had on their community, and how regularly they participated


Types of volunteering include

  • community service or community group activities
  • religious/cultural group activities
  • participating in social justice groups or a school leadership role
  • being involved in sport, the performing arts or charity fund-raising group activities

 

Key dates

 

Applications Open – 1 June 2015

Applications Close - 31 August 2015

Notification of Outcome – from early September 2015

 

The Aspire Program is on offer across all La Trobe courses and campuses, and applicants will apply in June and receive conditional offers will be made by September and will be based on the assumption that the student meets the minimum ATAR of 50 with the exception of the following professional degree programs:

 

COURSE

ASPIRE ATAR

2015 ATAR

Audiology

70

Above 85

Clinical Prosthetics & Orthotics

70

Above 89

Dentistry

97

Above 99

Dietetics

85

Above 93

Exercise Physiology

60

Above 77

Law

70

Above 90

Law Double Degrees

70

Above 90

Midwifery

70

Above 84

Nursing

60

Above 70

Occupational Therapy

70

Above 83

Oral Health Science

60

Above 79

Orthoptics

70

Above 88

Physiotherapy

90

Above 97

Podiatry

60

Above 70

Speech Pathology

85

Above 86


Interested Year 12 students can register now to receive regular program updates over the next few weeks by visiting
ASPIRE  

 

Ø  Prerequisites for 2016
Prerequisites for the Bachelor of Nursing have changed for 2016. They are:
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL, and at least 20 in one of biology, chemistry, health and human development, any maths, physical education, physics or psychology. 

 

Prerequisites for the Bachelor of Applied Science/Occupational Therapy Practice are clarified as Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.

 

Ø  La Trobe Hallmark Program

The La Trobe Hallmark Program is an elite undergraduate program for high-achieving students.  This program provides students with opportunities to work in cross-disciplinary teams on some of the world's most pressing issues with access to and mentoring by leading researchers.  Enrichment activities, such as an international study tour, are made possible through scholarship funds provided to all successful applicants.

All successful applicants to the Hallmark Program also receive a Hallmark Program Scholarship valued at $10, 500 over 4 years to enable students to undertake a variety of enrichment activities beyond the classroom including an International Study Tour; a 2-day residential; Cross-disciplinary Projects; and an Honours year.

 

To be eligible, students should:

ü  be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or holder of an Australian permanent resident visa, or permanent humanitarian visa

ü  be studying in 2015 a standard Victorian Year 12 (VCE) or standard Interstate Year 12 or IB

ü  have applied through VTAC for one of the specified courses and be selected into that course

ü  achieve a high ATAR for VCE or equivalent in 2015

 

Applications will open later in the year but to find out more about this program, visit La Trobe Hallmark Program.   A useful FAQ sheet can be found at Hallmark FAQs

 

Ø  Experience La Trobe

Experience La Trobe is designed especially for Year 10, 11 and 12 students and their parents to get a taste of what it is like to be a university student for a day and get the inside scoop on what really happens after high school.  Students may participate in workshops of their choice, find out about student life and also check out the Melbourne campus, including student accommodation.  Melbourne Heart Football Club will be in attendance to showcase a skills workshop and participate in a new session ‘Professional jobs in sport’. Experience La Trobe is a free event - with lunch and entertainment provided! 

Date:              Thursday 9 July 2015

Time:           9:30am – 4pm

Venue:         Melbourne Campus

 

To register, visit Experience La Trobe Melbourne, or email study@latrobe.edu.au for more information.

 

To find out about the dates and times of Experience La Trobe at its other campuses, visit Experience La Trobe


News from RMIT University

Ø  RMIT Experience Days

Places are filling up fast for the upcoming Experience Days. These full day programs include hands-on activities and presentations aiming to give Year 10 – 12 students an introduction to campus life.  There are still limited places available in -

 

Tuesday 30 June - Health and Medical Sciences (Bundoora)

 

Wednesday 1 July - Justice and Legal OR Music, Sound and Live Production OR Science

 

Register at Experience Days

Ø  Associate Degree in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Students should please note that selection into the Associate Degree in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising for 2016 will be based on an ATAR.

 

Ø  Associate Degrees

RMIT has put together a useful YouTube clip explaining what an associate degree is, and where it can take a student.  Click on Associate Degrees


Studying in the USA

Education USA Melbourne is holding an Undergraduate Information Session for students who wish to find out more about going to university in the USA.

 

Date:           Monday 22 June 2015
Time:           3:30pm - 4:30 pm
Location:      U.S. Consulate General, Level 6, 553 St Kilda Road in Melbourne

Students must register their attendance and registrations close Friday 12 June.  For more information, please visit
Study in the USA Information Session


Graphic & Visual Design Degrees Offered By Victorian Universities

Listed below are a number of courses in graphic and/or visual design offered at most universities in Victoria.  For a comprehensive list of all courses visit VTAC

 

UNIVERSITY

 VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS & SELECTION

ATAR 2015

Australian Catholic University

 

Visual Arts and Design (Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Art, Studio Arts or Visual Communication Design)

60.85 (M)

Selection: ATAR

Deakin University

Visual Arts (Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL)

 55.00 (GW), 56.40 (M)

Selection: ATAR

Visual Communication & Design (Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL)

56.30 (GW), 55.65 (M)

Selection: ATAR

Federation University

Visual Arts (Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English)

Range of Criteria (CS) and GP)

Selection: Supplementary Form, Folio and Interview

La Trobe University

 

Creative Arts (Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL)

50.15 (M)

Selection: ATAR

Range of Criteria (B)

Selection: Folio and Interview

Monash University

 

Arts/Visual Arts (Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English ( EAL ) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 30 in one of Art or Studio Arts)

85.05 (C)

Selection: ATAR

Business/Visual Arts (Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English ( EAL ) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in one of Art or Studio Arts)

n/a (C)

Selection: ATAR

Communication Design (Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL)

Range of Criteria (C)

Selection: Supplementary Form, Folio and Interview

RMIT University

Communication Design (Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL)

Range of Criteria (M)
Selection: Information kit and Folio Presentation

Graphic Design Associate Degree (Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL)

Range of Criteria (M)

Selection: Folio and Interview

Swinburne University

 

Communication Design or Communication Design (Honours)* (Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Art, Product Design And Technology, Media, Interactive Digital Media C, Studio Arts or Visual Communication Design)

79.95 (H)

92.05 (H) *

Selection: ATAR

University of Melbourne (VCA)

Fine Arts (Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL)

Range of Criteria (M)

Selection: Supplementary Form, Folio and Interview

 (M) – Melbourne campus, (GW) – Geelong Waterfront campus, (B) – Bendigo campus, (CS) – Camp Street campus, Ballarat, (C) – Caulfield campus, (GP) – Gippsland, H – Hawthorn 




Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

The SKC Careers Newsletter is intended as an information source for students and parents of the College. Reference to tertiary institutions, TAFEs, Independent Providers, GAP Programs, Work Experience Opportunities, Study Skills Providers, Preparation Courses, etc does not represent endorsement by the Careers Practitioners or the College.


May 14

posted 13 May 2015, 23:30 by Sue White

A big thank you to all the Year 10 students and parents who have taken the opportunity to book a Careers Appointment thus far this term.  As we are now half way through the term, this is a timely reminder to all Year 10 families to do so.  Please remember that to log into our booking system, it is the student username and password which is required.  Parents endeavouring to log in with their own gmail account details will receive error messages.  Students are encouraged to take responsibility for discussing with their parents when they are available to come to school and then book the appointments accordingly.  ALL Year 10 students are requested to have a Careers Appointment THIS term in preparation for VCE subject selection in Term 3.

 

Following a successful UMAT Information Session yesterday after school we hope students interested in Medicine are well prepared for this important test in July.  An important part of determining appropriate pathways is researching all opportunities available and what the requirements are for eligibility.  All Year 12 students are encouraged to make sure they are aware of any prerequisites for courses of interest and any additional requirements which may include tests (such as the UMAT), interviews, folios, online applications and auditions.  Some requirements are due to be completed prior to tertiary preference submission in September.  Some requirements, such as interviews, may be during November so students should be aware that there could be conflicts with their plans to go away immediately following VCE exams.

 

Any students wishing to undertake Work Experience in the mid-year break MUST see Ms O’Sullivan prior to the end of Week 6 THIS term if they have not already done so.


Education USA Advising Session For Undergraduate Studies

If you would like to attend, you must email melbourne@educationusa.info. The email should include:

  • Subject Line: June 22 Advising Session
  • Name of Each Person Attending (as it appears on their government issues photo-ID)
  • Contact Phone Number 

The deadline to reserve your spot is June 12, 2015. You must receive a confirmation email from us before your name will be added to the security list for this event.  This event has limited seating. Seats will be offered first come, first serve. Those who do not RSVP and who do not receive a confirmation email will not be admitted into the US Consulate. Only those whose names are provided via email and who are cleared for security will be allowed to enter the event. 


Career in Journalism
As defined by the Job Guide, journalists write and edit news reports, commentaries, feature articles and blogs for newspapers, magazines, radio, television and websites, including online publications. 


Journalists may perform the following tasks:

·         gather news and information by interviewing people and attending events

·         undertake research to provide background information for articles

·         assess the suitability of reports and articles for publication or broadcasting, ensuring they are within an established style and format, and edit as necessary

·         write articles that comment on or interpret news events, some of which may put forward a point of view on behalf of the publication

·         present news on air (television and radio)

 

Students can study journalism at a number of universities.  Some of these courses include –

 

UNIVERSITY

COURSE

MAJOR STUDIES

ATAR 2015

Deakin

Communication (Journalism)

Local and international news, Newsroom production, Print; broadcast; online and multiplatform journalism, Professional journalism practice

61.85 (G)
61.25 (M)

La Trobe

Media & Communication (Journalism)

Journalism

60.25 (M)

Media & Communication (Sport Journalism)

Journalism (sport)

60.20 (M)

Media & Communication (Media Industries)

Media Industries

50.00 (M)

Melbourne

Arts

Ancient world studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Art history, Asian studies, Australian indigenous studies, Chinese language, Classics, Creative writing, Criminology, Economics, English and theatre studies, French, Gender studies, Geography, German, Hebrew and Jewish studies, History, History and philosophy of science, Indonesian, Islamic studies, Italian, Japanese, Linguistics and applied linguistics, Media and communications, Philosophy, Politics and international studies, Psychology, Russian, Screen and cultural studies, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American studies

90.05 (P)

Monash *

Arts (Journalism)

Journalism, Journalism studies

 

81.00 (Ca)

RMIT

Communication (Journalism)

Broadcast journalism, Data journalism, Digital journalism, Journalism, Journalism ethics, Journalism Foundations, Journalism history and culture, Journalism Law, Literary journalism, Newsroom sociology, Online journalism, Photojournalism, Political journalism, Print journalism, Radio Journalism, TV Journalism

87.65 (C)

Swinburne

Arts (Journalism)

Audio and video reporting, Digital literacies, History of media innovation, Investigative reporting, Politics, Professional ethics, Reporting, Shorthand, Web publishing

75.00 (H)

Victoria

Communication
(Digital Media)

Advertising, Communication studies, Copywriting, Creative Writing, Digital audio, Digital video, Editing, Internet and multimedia, Journalism, Literary studies, Marketing, Media studies, Professional writing, Public relations, Publishing, Scriptwriting

n/a (F)

Communication (Professional Writing)

Advertising, Communication studies, Copywriting, Creative writing, Digital audio, Digital video, Editing, Internet and multimedia, Journalism, Literary studies, Marketing, Media studies, Professional writing, Public relations, Publishing, Scriptwriting

56.65 (F)

C – City     Ca – Caulifield     G – Geelong Waurn Ponds     H – Hawthorn     M – Melbourne     F – Footscray Park     P - Parkville    

*Journalism is offered with other degrees at Monash University. 

Careers in Sports Medicine

Students often wonder what careers are available in sports medicine.  This is your chance to find out.  Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre is conducting the annual Careers in Sports Medicine Evening.  It will be an introduction to the world pf sports medicine for secondary students. It will cover sports medicine, nutrition, podiatry, psychology, massage therapy, physiotherapy and exercise physiology.

 

When:          7:15pm registration, 7:30 - 9pm, Wednesday 27 May;

Where:        AAMI Park Stadium, 60 Olympic Blvd, Entrance F, Gate 4, Corporate Entrance, Olympic                      Room 2 (see: www.opsmc.com.au for map);

Cost:            $25 per student (parent/guardian no charge;

Enquiries:    events@opsmc.com.au;

 

Registrations (essential): http://www.trybooking.com/HCCF


So You Want To Study Architecture?

If you want to become a fully qualified architect, you will need to study at university for five years.  Architecture degrees are offered at Deakin (Geelong), University of Melbourne, Monash (Caulfield) and RMIT (City).  You will usually commence with a three-year Bachelor of Architectural Design and then complete a two-year Master of Architecture.

 

Deakin uses the ATAR to select students (currently around 70.00), the University of Melbourne requires students to first complete the three-year Bachelor of Environments (selected on ATAR, currently around 85.00), Monash University selects students on the basis of their ATAR, a supplementary form and interview, and RMIT selects on ATAR, an information kit and interview.  Although the required ATAR for Monash and RMIT are not specified because they also use other selection criteria as well, the ATAR required is high.

 

An alternative qualification which you are encouraged to consider is the two-year Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) offered at several TAFEs (eg Box Hill, Chisholm, Swinburne, RMIT).  This qualification, while not qualifying you as an architect, gives graduates skills to work designing major projects, up to three-stories high. Employment prospects are quite good. See: www.joboutlook.gov.au.


Folio Preparation Courses

RMIT’s portfolio preparation courses are intensive practical courses held in the school holidays.  They are designed to help students seeking entry to art, design and architecture courses to produce their best portfolio of work, as well as an overview of the industry and selection procedures.  Up-coming courses: adobe illustrator and photoshop for fashion, Adobe InDesign for fashion, design jobs, portfolio preparation in 3D product design, graphic design, interior decoration, photography and in visual merchandising.

 

Information: 9925 8111 or www.shortcourses.rmit.edu.au/page/high_school_students


News from Victoria University

Ø  Be You at VU

Be you at VU is a fun-filled experience day for current year 10 and 11 students only. Held at the Footscray Park campus, it gives students the opportunity to be yourself and see all of the future study and career options available to you.

 

Go along to Be you at VU in the school holidays and:

 

·         explore future study and career options

·         have a fun day on campus experiencing uni life

·         take part in workshops and a free lunch

·         examine current passions or discover new ones

 

Date:              Wednesday 8 July 2015

Time:              10am – 3pm

Venue:           Footscray Park Campus, Ballarat Road in Footscray

 

To find out more and to register, visit Be You at VU

 

Ø  Law at Victoria University

Looking to enter a career in law and justice?  We provide a range of courses for legal practice, legal administration, and management or specialist roles.  Get the knowledge, skills and professional recognition you'll need. Study at short course, TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.

 

Visit Law and Justice at VU and discover more about courses on offer as well as important information such as the industry partners supporting students studying law at VU.


La Trobe University Update

La Trobe now operates two Colleges – the College of Science, Health and Engineering, and the College of Arts, Social Science and Commerce.  Among other things, this model allows more opportunities to collaborate across disciplines.

 

La Trobe is commencing to teach law in the JD in 2016. 

 

Work integrated learning is being used more often in the Arts, Social Science & Commerce College, with 22 subjects having this as part of the program. It is expected that this will continue expand.

 

Under the world QS Rankings for universities, La Trobe ranks sixth in Australia for history teaching, seventh for sociology and ninth for communications and media studies. La Trobe is also in the top 100 universities in the world in these areas. It is also in the top 200 in linguistics, agriculture, psychology, accounting and finance, education, law and politics. In the Times Higher Education rankings La Trobe is 75th in the world, up 25 on last year.

 

The Aspire program is running again this year- applications open on 1 June and close on 31 August. More details later.


Swinburne University Information Nights

Are you looking for some clarity in finding the next step forward in your career investigation? If so, you might want to attend an Information Night at one of the Swinburne campuses.

 

When/Where: Croydon campus, 3 - 5pm, Tuesday 19 May; Wantirna campus: 3 - 5pm, Wednesday 26 May; Hawthorn campus: 4:30 – 6:30pm, Tuesday 2 June.

 

Register here.


Universities in Western Australia

There are five universities in Western Australia, one of which – the University of Western Australia – is a member of the Group of Eight universities.

 

1.    Curtin University

Curtin University is a large multi-cultural university.  It has a strong commitment to international engagement with Australia's third largest international student population.  It maintains campuses in Malaysia and Singapore while also conducting face-to-face teaching in a number of countries.  This cultural diversity adds a rich and valuable dimension to its campus atmosphere and also prepares the graduates to live and work in an increasingly global environment.  

Curtin is also fundamentally committed to providing regional education within Western Australia through a number of campuses and education centres spread across the state, but also has a campus in Sydney where it offers a range of business courses.
Visit
CURTIN UNIVERSITY to find out more.

 

2.    Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Established in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large multi-campus institution serving communities in Western Australia and a significant cohort of international students.  ECU is considered a pioneer in the development of alternative entry pathways to higher education, helping Western Australians reach their potential.
Visit
EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY to find out more!

 

3.    Murdoch University

Murdoch University has more than 18,000 students and 1,400 staff with a desire to discover, use their imaginations and ultimately make a difference.  There are over 200 undergraduate degrees and postgraduate courses offered across a range of disciplines, including Veterinary Science, Law, Education, Psychology, Business, Security Terrorism and Counterterrorism and Nursing.  The university is recognised for excellent teaching, ground-breaking research and high student satisfaction rating.  
Find out more at
MURDOCH UNIVERSITY.

 

 

4.    University of Western Australia (UWA)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) has very high quality undergraduates and this is underpinned by the fact that the proportion of UWA graduates accepted into full-time employment within five months of completing their course is the highest of all Western Australian universities and among the highest in Australia.  UWA is also one of only two universities in Western Australia that offer graduate Medicine. 
Visit
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA to find out more!

 

5.    University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA)

The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) was founded through an Act of the Parliament of Western Australia in December 1989, and now has over 7000 students enrolled on its three campuses in Fremantle, Sydney and Broome.  UNDA is the only other Western Australian university offering graduate medicine, and it is offered at both the Fremantle and Sydney campuses. 

Visit UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME AUSTRALIA to find out more!


UNSW Co-op Program

Set up by industry and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) the Co-op Program provides career development scholarships for high achieving undergraduate students, offering industry training, leadership and professional development, networking opportunities, mentoring and financial support.   The scholarships are offered in the fields of Business, Science, Engineering and Built Environment.  The UNSW Co-op Program is open to year 12 students entering university for the first time, or those commencing university for the first time after a gap year.  Candidates for scholarships are not only selected on their academic ability, but also their communication skills, motivation, leadership potential, and passion for their chosen field of study.  Any student expecting an ATAR above 90.00 should consider applying, remaining aware that the indicative ATAR will be closer to 96.00.  

 

What do UNSW Co-op Program Scholars gain?

·         They receive structured industrial training (between 9 and 18 months) with three or four different companies during their degree,

·         $18,200 tax free per annum over four years

·         The opportunity to experience the sort of work students might be doing as a graduate in the field and to assess/be assessed by a number of potential employers

·         A Co-op Academic Coordinator that can offer advice and support throughout their degree

·         Professional development & leadership training during their degree

·         Opportunities to network with leading employers and make valuable contacts within their industry

·         A social network of friends that can support them through university and last a lifetime

 

Applications are now open and the closing date for applications is 30 September 2015.  Students can register now and commence their application. 

 

Visit UNSW Co-op Program.  For more information call (02) 9385 5116 or e-mail cooprog@unsw.edu.au.


Nursing and/or Midwifery Undergraduate Degree Courses in Victoria

UNIVERSITY

 VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

ATAR FOR 2015 ENTRY

ACU

Midwifery (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

75.80 (M)

Nursing (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

60.00 (M), 59.65 (Ba)

Nursing/Business Administration (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

59.25 (M)

Nursing/Paramedicine (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

59.60 (Ba)

CHARLES STURT

Nursing (no prerequisite subjects, but maths, biology and English highly recommended)

70.00 (AW)

DEAKIN

Nursing (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

70.15 (M), 61.75(G), 50.80 (W)

Nursing (Clinical Leadership) (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

84.45 (M)

Nursing/Midwifery (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

89.45 (M), 77.00 (G), 65.40 (W)

Nursing/Psychological Science (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

76.70 (M), 60.15 (G), n/a (W)

Nursing/Public Health & Health Promotion (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

67.80 (M)

FEDERATION

Nursing (Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of any Mathematics; and Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Health And Human Development, Physics or Psychology; and a study score of at least 25 in any English)

n/a (H), n/a (Mt H)

Nursing Practice (Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of any Mathematics; and Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Health And Human Development, Physics or Psychology; and a study score of at least 25 in any English)

40.70 (Gi)

HOLMESGLEN

Nursing (Degree) (Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in one of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) CBE or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English)

Minimum 50 (Mo)

LA TROBE

 

Nursing (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

70.05 (M), 51.15 (AW), 56.85 (B), 52.05 (S), 51.30 (Mi)

Nursing/Midwifery (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

84.80 (M)

MONASH

Nursing (Units 1 and 2 general maths or maths methods, or Units 3 and 4 maths (any), 30 in EAL or 25 in English)

75.95 (C), 71.55(P), 71.10 (Ber)

Nursing/Midwifery (Units 1 and 2– two units (any study combination) from general mathematics or mathematical methods (CAS), or Units 3 and 4–mathematics (any). Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English)

84.70 (P)

RMIT

Nursing (Units 1 and 2 maths (any), or units 3 and 4 mathematics (any), 30 in EAL or 25 in English)

61.70 (Bu)

VIC UNI

Midwifery (Units 1 and 2—mathematics (any). Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 25 in English (any) and a study score of at least 20 in one of biology, chemistry, H&HD, mathematics (any), physics or psychology)

78.35 (St A)

Nursing (Units 1 and 2—mathematics (any). Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 25 in English (any) and a study score of at least 20 in one of biology, chemistry, H&HD, mathematics (any), physics or psychology)

50.35 (St A)

 

 

M - Melbourne, Ba – Ballarat, G – Geelong, W – Warrnambool, AW – Albury-Wodonga, B – Bendigo,  Ber – Berwick, Mi – Mildura,
S – Shepparton, P – Peninsula, Gi – Gippsland, H – Horsham, Mt H – Mount Helen, St A – St Albans, C – Clayton, Mo – Moorabbin,
Bu – Bundoora

 

For a comprehensive list of all nursing courses on offer, visit VTAC


ENVIRONMENTAL AND MARINE CAREERS EXPO

Find out about career opportunities in fields like conservation and research and education, consider what school subjects could be helpful, and examine tertiary options. Also find out the latest information about career diversity, training and volunteer opportunities in the environmental and marine industry.

 

When:

 

Exhibitor times – 9:30am - 5pm, Wednesday 24 June;

 

Presentation times: 11am – 7pm (every 20 minutes);

 

Where: Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, Cnr King and Flinders St;

 

Cost: $20 before 4pm on 15 May, $25 after that;

 

Bookings: 9923 5911, bookings@melbourneaquarium.com.au;

 

Info: www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/schools.  


Defence Force Recruiting

If you are interested in a career in the Australian Defence Force and not sure where to start, Defence Force Recruiting has a new Job Finder Tool on the website – www.defencejobs.gov.au.  This is a fully responsive and interactive tool that will suggest roles to you based on your personality. Check it out.

 

The Defence Forces also has a list of priority jobs in all three forces.  They include pilot, artillery combat systems operator, communication and information systems sailor and many more.  Go to the website and look for ‘Featured Jobs’.

 

The University of New South Wales and the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) (Canberra) will host the annual road show in July and August.  Senior staff from UNSW and ADFA will showcase current opportunities, the recruitment process, information for current applicants and their parents/ guardians.  Presentations will take place in a number of locations including Melbourne.  See the website for details, or call Defence Force Recruiting on 131901.

 

DFR holds regular information sessions. Coming up: Women in Defence on Wednesday 13 May, ADF careers on Thursday 14 May, Royal Military College on Tuesday 19 May, Wednesday 20 May on ADFA. To book your seat email CPTVIC@dfr.com.au with your name, phone number, and chosen session.  Most sessions at 6pm, Level 14, 501 Swanston St, Melbourne. 


Keeper/Vet For A Day

This program is running again in the June/July holiday break.  Are you an aspiring zookeeper?  Find out what it takes to care for an array of animals at Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo.  

 

Who: Years 7 - 12;

 

When: Healesville – 30 June, 1, 7 and 8 July; Werribee – 30 June, 2, 6 and 8 July. Do you want to be a vet? Meet veterinary staff at Healesville – 1, 2, 8 & 9 July;

 

Information: www.zoo.org.au/education/careers-programs;

 

Bookings: 1300 966 784.  


Access Education 2015 Mid-Year Lecture Program

Revise and finalise Unit 3…and get a head start on Unit 4!  Access Education offers students a comprehensive program during the first week of the July School Holidays.  The Mid-Year Lectures will ensure that students are not only on track to achieve their personal best, but it will also give all the tools needed to ensure that they have the ultimate head start to their final semester of high school. 

 

Students will have access to:

·         A team of highly experienced lecturers that are experts in their fields

·         Extensive and detailed 2½ - 3 hour lectures

·         A concise revision of Unit 3 to ensure that students are on the right track

·         A unique "head start" program that will give students an excellent advantage for Unit 4

·         A greater level of confidence

·         Subject specific study notes prepared by the lecturer

·         General and subject specific study/learning strategies

·         Presenters will be available to answer individual questions personally after each lecture 

 

Find out more at Access Education Midyear Lectures




Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

The SKC Careers Newsletter is intended as an information source for students and parents of the College. Reference to tertiary institutions, TAFEs, Independent Providers, GAP Programs, Work Experience Opportunities, Study Skills Providers, Preparation Courses, etc does not represent endorsement by the Careers Practitioners or the College.





May 7

posted 6 May 2015, 21:31 by Sue White   [ updated 6 May 2015, 23:00 ]

Providing opportunities for students to learn about pathways and opportunities following Year 12 is one of the major focuses of St Kevin’s Careers.  It is a pleasure to provide the following sessions to which senior school students are all invited, but particularly Year 12 students:

Thursday 7th May:              Ernst & Young, Cadetship Program, 1pm

 

Wednesday 13th May:          ProKick, US College Punting Opportunities, 12:55pm

 

Wednesday 13th May:          UMAT Information Session (Year 12 Only), 3:15 to 4:30pm

                                     

Friday 15th May:                 Bond University, 1pm

 

Thursday 18th June:            Engineering at Monash University, 1pm

 Tuesday 28th July:              Careers Expo, 5pm to 7pm (Years 10 to 12 students & parents)

 

Please encourage your sons to attend sessions which are of interest to him.  All families are asked to diarise the Careers Expo on Tuesday 28th July which will provide a fabulous opportunity to both students and parents to learn about courses, Gap Year opportunities, US College, the Defence Force and more.

 

Thank you to the 80 students who have booked and paid for the RSA course.  Unfortunately we are unable to extend beyond this number of students.  Students may put their names down on the wait list via trybooking and we will contact then should anyone be unable to attend.


Study In Canada Information Night

The High Commission of Canada (Canberra), will be presenting a “Study in Canada Night” kindly hosted by Carey Baptist Grammar School.

When:            6pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday 26 May 2015

Where:           Memorial Great Hall, Carey Baptist Grammar School, 349 Barkers Rd, Kew

High school students, parents, teachers and career counsellors are cordially invited to this information session to hear about the benefits of studying in Canada.

Canada has long held the travel attention of Australian high school students with its promise of majestic mountains, pristine lakes and towering pine trees.  It has always been a popular destination for gap year placements, skiing trips and summer holiday work.  And whilst USA has been a popular option for undergraduate study for Australian high school students in the past, Canadian universities are now increasingly being considered for international university study as well.

The United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places in the world to live whilst the cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower in Canada than in other countries. 

International students can often work while they study and international students may also be eligible for post graduate work rights.  Canada has more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs at 95 public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges.

To register your attendance please go to https://eventbrite.com/event/16838159388/ 

For more information on study options in Canada, please contact the Education Team at the High Commission of Canada, Canberra on (02) 6270 4051 or email: studyincanada@international.gc.ca


Study Abroad & Exchange Programs offered by Victorian Universities
Students who choose to take up an opportunity to do some of their university study overseas get the opportunity to immerse themselves in another culture, study at an overseas university, and really get to engage with students and lecturers at those institutions.  An added bonus of many study abroad programs is that students get to study for one or two semesters at these overseas partner institutions and earn credit towards their degrees.


Find out more about the Study Abroad programs offered by browsing the following links!

Australian Catholic University

Exchange and Study Abroad

Deakin University

Student Exchange

Federation University

Study Abroad and Exchange Programs

La Trobe University

Students going on Exchange

Monash University

Study Abroad

RMIT University

Study Abroad

Swinburne University

Study Abroad

University of Melbourne

Study Abroad

Victoria University

Student Exchange Program


Where will the Jobs be in 2019?

Each year, the Department of Employment produces employment projections by industry, occupation and region for the following five-year period.   In other words, where the jobs might be!  These employment projections are designed to provide a guide to the future direction of the labour market.  These forecasts are there to guide students, whilst they are reminded that there are always unforeseen circumstances that could affect these suggestions.

 

In summary, some of the anticipated industries offering job opportunities include -

 

INDUSTRY

EMPLOYMENT GROWTH TO 2019

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing

3.7%

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

3.8%

Construction

13.0%

Wholesale Trade

6.3%

Retail Trade

8.9%

Accommodation and Food Services

13.9%

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

10.2%

Information Media and Telecommunications

4.0%

Financial and Insurance Services

11.3%

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

12.6%

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

14.4%

Administrative and Support Services

8.0%

Public Administration and Safety

7.0%

Education and Training

15.6%

Health Care and Social Assistance

18.7%

Arts and Recreation Services

13.8%

Other Services

7.6%

 

 

It is anticipated that there will be a decline in employment growth in both the mining and manufacturing industries leading up to 2019.  To read up on the entire report, or for monthly updates on future employment opportunities, visit Jobs Forecast


Career in Film & Television

There are so many roles in the film and television industry – from the camera operator, producer, director, editor, lighting technician, floor manager, not to mention the actor and television presenter!  Media Match an online database of over 100,000 TV and film professionals' resumes, and an up to date information on film and television – also provides an excellent summary of the many roles in this industry. 

 

Browse Media Match Job Descriptions


Some film and television degree courses offered in Victorian universities include –


INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE REQUIREMENTS

2015 ATAR

Deakin University

Animation & Motion Capture

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL

60.75

Film & Television

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English ( EAL ) or at least 20 in English other than EAL

71.00

Swinburne University

Film & Television

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

92.55

Film & Television (Animation)

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

80.00

University of Melbourne

Fine Arts (Film & Television)

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

R.C.



For a list of all Victorian institutions offering courses in film and television visit www.vtac.edu.au


Careers in Sports Medicine Evening

Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre (OPSMC) is holding its annual Careers in Sports Medicine Evening which aims to build an awareness of the health professions involved in caring for athletes, whether they compete for Australia or exercise for fitness.  Practitioners from each discipline will be giving short talks and the rest of the team will be available question time. Disciplines -Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Podiatry, Psychology, Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology. 

 

Date:              Wednesday 27 May 2015

Time:              7:15pm (registration), 7.30pm (talks begin)
Where:          
AAMI Park Stadium, 60 Olympic Boulevard, Entrance F, Gate 4, Corporate Entrance,                         Olympic Room 2 (see www.opsmc.com.au for a map)

Cost:               $25 per student incl. GST (One parent or guardian per student is welcome at no charge)

Parking:          Eastern Plaza Car park access via Entrance D, and a right turn at them roundabout                            (off Olympic Blvd), parking fees apply.

RSVP:              Registration is essential by Monday 25 May 2015

Register at Careers in Sports Medicine Evening.  For more information, contact Megan Marshall at megan.marshall@opsmc.com.au.


UNSW Medicine – an Award-Winning Program

UNSW Medicine offers Australia’s only undergraduate entry to the integrated Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine (BMed/MD) program.  The UNSW Medicine program was awarded a prestigious Australian Government Award for Programs that Enhance Learning for Innovation in Curricula, Learning and Teaching in 2014. 

UNSW Australia was the first University in Australia to graduate students with a MD in December 2013 and all local students have been enrolled in the program since 2014.  UNSW Medicine is also the only Australian medical school offering a competitive undergraduate-entry medical education program over six years to obtain an integrated Bachelor/MD qualification. 

 

Why offer a BMed/MD program instead of the traditional MBBS?

The UNSW Medicine program is a six year integrated program which leads to the awarding of two degrees concurrently – a Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMed) and a Doctor of Medicine (MD).  The awarding of the MD recognises the high level of knowledge, skills, critical thinking, independent learning and clinical experience attained by UNSW Medicine graduates. The MD is a Masters degree and not a research degree.

The Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMed) degree is conducted over Years 1-3 and the Doctor of Medicine (MD) over Years 4-6.  Students should note that this is an integrated program and that these qualifications are not awarded separately.  Both degrees are awarded at the end of Year 6.

To find out more about this medicine program, visit
UNSW Medicine 

Work Experience of a Lifetime Program

Applications for the Work Experience of a Lifetime program through Victoria University open shortly.   This is a great chance for any passionate students to secure an amazing placement in a top Australian company.  This online competition will open on Monday 4 May 2015 to all Victorian Year 10 and 11 students but, in the meantime, students can find out more information and register their interest via The Work Experience of a Lifetime website at Work Experience of a Lifetime


Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Doctor of Dental Medicine

The faculties of Dentistry and Science have joined forces to create a new chapter in dental education: the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Doctor of Dental Medicine.  Just like the Doctor of Dental Medicine, students will graduate from this double degree as a dentist, eligible for registration with the Dental Board of Australia.  Only now, students will have an in-depth understanding of the sciences to provide a strong foundation for postgraduate study.

The seven-year course is ideal for dentistry students who want challenge and flexibility in their degree.  Not only will students improve their knowledge of the sciences, they will also be able to indulge their personal interests by studying subjects offered by other faculties.

 

Applicants are eligible to apply for the double degree in Dentistry at the first opportunity after graduating high school, regardless of when their results are available.  Admission to this course is for a limited number of outstanding applicants each year – attaining an ATAR of 99.5 – and applicants will also have to participate in an interview.  


Find out more at Science (Advanced)/Dental Medicine


‘UniExperience Day’ at Melbourne University

UniExperience is two-day program for Year 11 students who are First in Family (i.e. first to be going to university), or identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or live in rural or border regions, to go on campus and experience university life first-hand. Students stay on campus in one of the residential colleges and take part in a series of engaging and interactive activities covering all aspects of tertiary study.  The program includes:

ü  One night accommodation and meals

ü  A guided campus tour

ü  Information on Melbourne courses

ü  Workshops on the transition to university, student support, accommodation and financial options, scholarships and study tips

ü  Social activities organised by current university students


Date:              Thursday 9 July 2015

Location:       Parkville Campus, Melbourne

Cost:               $100

 

Registrations are open at UniExperience Day at Melbourne


Exercise Science & Sport Degrees offered at Victorian Universities

UNIVERSITY

 COURSES

 VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

ATAR 2015

ACU

Exercise & Health Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Health And Human Development, any Mathematics, Outdoor And Environmental Studies, Physical Education, Physics or Psychology

58.75 (M)

Exercise & Sport Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics or Psychology

58.50 (M)

DEAKIN

Business (Sport Management)

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL

80.20 (M)

Exercise & Sport Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

61.75 (G)
80.15 (M)

Sport Development

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL

68.35 (M)

FEDERATION

Exercise & Sport Science

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English

n/a (Mt H)

Sport Management

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English

n/a (Mt H)

LA TROBE

 

 

Business (Sport Development & Management)

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL

50.30 (B)

Exercise Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics

n/a (B)
70.05 (M)

Exercise Physiology

Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English, and a study score of at least 20 in one of biology, chemistry, mathematics (any), physical education or physics.

77.55 (B)

Sport Management

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL

50.00 (M)

RMIT

Exercise & Sport Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics

71.70 (Bu)

VIC UNI

 

Biomedical & Exercise Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in two of Biology, Chemistry, Health And Human Development, any Mathematics or Physical Education

75.80 (F)

Exercise Science - Clinical

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL

61.90 (F)

Exercise Science – Sport Practice

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL

60.50 (F)

Sport Science – Exercise Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL

50.05 (F)

Sport Science – Human Movement

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL

53.30 (F)

B – Bendigo,  Bu – Bundoora, F – Footscray Park, G – Geelong Waurn Ponds, M – Melbourne, Mt H – Mount Helen

For a comprehensive list of exercise science, sport and other similar courses on offer, visit VTAC


 Job Titles/Roles in Exercise and Sport Science

Exercise and sport science offers a broad range of career opportunities for graduates in areas such as sport, health, fitness, rehabilitation, sport business and research and tertiary training.  Students considering a career in these areas may like to go to deakin.edu.au/exercise-nutrition-sciences/careers/exercise-and-sport-science where they can view lists of job titles/roles, employers and professional associations in each of these areas.


There Is Life After Year 12!

Check out this set of short videos, featuring famous people from all different industries talking about Year 12, exams and life after school: thereslifeafter.reachout.com/year-12-exams.


Defence Force Recruiting Job Finer Tool

If you're interested in a career in the Australian Defence Force and not sure where to start, Defence Force Recruiting are excited to announce the launch of the new Job Finder Tool on the Defence.Jobs website.  This is a fully responsive and interactive tool that will suggest roles to you based on your personality.  Go to http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/job-finder-tool/#/.


Defence Work Experience Placements

Defence Work Experience placements are now available to school students and some university students.  To see if there are available places in a field of your interest, visit http://www.defence.gov.au/WorkExperience/



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

The SKC Careers Newsletter is intended as an information source for students and parents of the College. Reference to tertiary institutions, TAFEs, Independent Providers, GAP Programs, Work Experience Opportunities, Study Skills Providers, Preparation Courses, etc does not represent endorsement by the Careers Practitioners or the College.




April 30

posted 29 Apr 2015, 20:16 by Sue White

Thank you to the Year 10 families who have already booked their Careers Appointments.  Appointments are now closed to Year 11 and Year 12 students to allow for all Year 10s to take up this opportunity to have a discussion about personal testing results and preliminary VCE subject selection.  Should Year 11 or 12 students require an appointment they are welcome to visit the Careers Department and ask for one.  Wednesday afternoons will always be available when Year 10 students are at their Community Service placements.


Students interested in applying to the US, UK, Canada or New Zealand might like to purchase a new iBook explaining the application process.  If you are interested search using your iBooks application for “Applying for Universities Abroad” and then you can purchase for $39.99 should you wish to do so.  Remember the Careers Department is here to help you with such applications and there are some free resources we can provide so purchase of this iBook is by no means a necessity.

 

This week Year 12 students have all received a copy of the Year 12 ATARs by Subject Area publication which is a valuable resource.  It contains lists of all courses in Australia by subject interest area ranked by ATAR for 2015 and is differentiated by State.  Please ask to have a look at this book and ensure your sons have commenced researching potential pathways for 2016.

 

Year 12 students have received an email about the opportunity for them to do the Responsible Service of Alcohol course on Thursday June 18 from 3:30pm to 8pm.  Due to demand, I have arranged for an additional trainer to attend on this evening so there are now 20 more places left in the course.  Please click register if your son is keen to attend as there will be no further places available once these are filled.


Reminders


·         UMAT Registrations by 5 June; Test Date: 29 July, 2015

·         ‘At Monash’ Seminars – Psychology 30 April, Medicine and Biomedical Science 5 May, Law 13 May and Teaching 14 May (more dates in next edition).  Registration (essential): www.destination.monash.edu/at-monash

·         Focus On Melbourne Seminars – Biomedicine 14 May, Arts 20 May, Agriculture 21 May, Commerce 26 May, Environments 27 May, Science 2 June, Law 4 June, Engineering 11 June, IT 11 June, Music 24 June, Fine Arts 25 June.  Registration (essential): http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/focus2015.

·         VCE and Careers Expo - 170 exhibitors of VCE resources, tertiary course and career information; 7 - 10 May at Caulfield Racecourse; See: www.vceandcareers.com.au.


News from the Australian Catholic University

Ø  Early Achievers’ Program

As a Year 12 student, do you demonstrate leadership in your school or workplace, coordinate a community initiative, volunteer in a local cultural, sporting or religious group or provide care to someone in need? 

Australian Catholic University's Early Achievers' Program (EAP) recognises a students’ potential to achieve great things.  Gaining a place in the desired course is dependent on meeting the University’s minimum entry requirements and subject prerequisites, regardless of success in the program.

 

The program operates at each of the University's six campuses nationally.  Applications open on Monday 10 August 2015 and close on Monday 19 October 2015.  Offers will be made by the end of November 2015.


Students are encouraged to
start gathering their required documentation now to submit with along their application.  Failure to meet all the requirements for the EAP will result in not being considered for the program.  Download the Early Achievers' Brochure

Ø  New Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2017

The B. Physiotherapy will be offered at ACU’s Ballarat Campus from Semester 1, 2017.
ACU's national School of Physiotherapy was established in 2010 with the launch of the B. Physiotherapy at ACU’s Brisbane Campus.  In 2011 the program was launched in North Sydney.   ACU runs a national curriculum with ATARs in 2015 being 97.00 in Brisbane and 98.00 in North Sydney.  The program incorporates over 1,000 hours of professional practice, giving students plenty of opportunities to practice their emerging skills.  Just as in Brisbane and Sydney, Ballarat will have cutting-edge facilities including anatomy wet laboratories and physiotherapy teaching laboratories.  

 

The program is fully accredited and graduates of ACU’s B. Physiotherapy are eligible for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia under the auspices of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).   For regular updates on the new Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Ballarat, visit the School of Physiotherapy page. 

Students might like to view a YouTube clip regarding the Physiotherapy Course at YouTube - Physiotherapy

 

Ø  University Experience Day

University Experience Day is a hands-on, fun, free event, where students will be able to participate in a range of activities related to the course area of their choice.  Students will have the opportunity to meet ACU staff and current students, mingle with other prospective students, and get a good feel for the Melbourne or Ballarat campus. 

The University Experience Day at the Melbourne Campus will take place on Monday 29 June 2015.   Students can choose workshops from a range of ACU study areas, including nursing, midwifery, business, paramedicine, education, physiotherapy, psychology, public health, exercise science, theology and lots more!

Interested students in years 10 – 12 should register online now as places are limited and fill up fast!  Visit and register at University Experience Day



News from Bond University

Ø  Top 10 Reasons to study at Bond

1. Australia's Highest Rating University*
In the 2015 Good Universities Guide, Bond University has been awarded more 5-star ratings in the Educational Experience category than any other university in Australia … for the ninth year in a row, with 5 stars being the maximum rating awarded by the Good Universities Guide.

Bond rates five stars across a range of key performance indicators including:

***** Student to Staff Ratio

***** Teaching Quality

     *****  Overall Satisfaction

     *****  Generic Skills

Students also consistently rates very strongly in the Graduate Outcomes category with four stars in:

·         Starting salaries

·         Getting a full-time job

 

2. Accelerated Degrees

Graduate up to 12 months ahead of the rest by studying three semesters per year.

 

3. Australia's Lowest Student to Staff Ratio

Students reap the rewards of personalised attention and mentoring with the student to staff ration of 11:1.

 

4. Five-Star Teaching Quality

Learn from world-renowned, highly qualified academics and high-level corporate and government consultants who take a hands-on role in guiding students’ career paths.

 

5. Leadership Development

Part of Bond University’s unique approach is to help students develop a strong foundation of key leadership attributes that will prepare them for career success, regardless of which field of study they choose.

6. World-class Facilities

Not only does Bond offer state-of-the-art facilities, it also offers unprecedented access to them. This means students can apply their profession as they learn it, in an environment far more akin to the real thing.

 

7. Practical Experience

Bond is committed to producing graduates who are “ready to hit the ground running” thanks to the practical case studies and internships with its network of blue chip employers such as KPMG, IBM and the Marriott International to name a few.

8. Globally Focused Courses

Australian in character yet international in perspective, Bond offers globally focused course content and a world of cultural enrichment.

 

9. Great Social Life on Campus

With so many students on campus, Bond has a real community feel and a vibrant student social life.  Students have over 70 sporting and social clubs, one of Queensland’s leading fitness centres, cafes, restaurants and support services on offer, all available on campus.

 

10. Global Bondy Alumni Network

Bond has a global alumni network which is active in over 120 countries around the world, so students can be connected practically anywhere their ambition may take them.

* 2015 Good Universities Guide - Good Universities Guide
Why Bond University


Ø  Open Day 2015 at Bond

Students keen on studying at Bond might be keen to arrange to attend Bond’s Open Day on Saturday 25 July 2015 from 2.00pm – 8.00pm.  Find out more at Bond University Open Day
For more information about the university and its courses, visit Bond University


Interested In Studying Information Technology?

Discover the opportunities and possibilities an IT degree has to offer, and where it could take you. Hear from an expert thought-leader, the futurist Morris Miselowski about the world of tomorrow, and get a taste of what IT is all about in a hands-on mobile app development workshop.

 

When: 10am - 4:30pm, Saturday 2 May;

Who: Year 12 students;

Where: Monash University (Clayton);

Cost: Free, with morning tea and lunch;

Register and see video: www.infotech.monash.edu.au/takectrl


Law Week 2015

Law Week is an annual festival of events which makes learning about the law easy. Held in May each year, the seven-day program has something for everyone.  This year Law Week will take place from Monday 11 May – Sunday 17 May 2015Students get to go behind the scenes of the Victorian legal system, and check out what the law is all about.  Find legal answers on everyday issues, take a prison ghost tour, enjoy some comedy or live music, or check out courts open day for debates, mock-trials and more. 


Find out more at
Law Week 2015


Monash University Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Music

At Monash University you can now combine your passion for music with a solid foundation in the sciences with this new double degree.  There is a wonderful synergy between the passion for creating music and a love of scientific knowledge.  Choosing between the two can be difficult, so why not consider making the most of your talents and study both music and science in a double degree. Physics, maths and music are related to the art and science of acoustics, however their links are much more extensive.  The latest developments in physics, psychology, human biology, materials science, information science and statistical analysis all give us new answers to ancient questions about music – what it is, why we make it, how we make it, why we listen to it and how it is changing.

 

Research into the possibilities of music is ongoing, creating new jobs dedicated to the many effects of music, music perception and the performance and technical underpinnings of instruments. Alternatively, you could combine your knowledge of physics, mathematics and computing to become a sound engineer. 


Melbourne University Courses Most Popular

The University of Melbourne offered more than 7500 students a place in an undergraduate course for 2015.  The Bachelor of Science remains the largest and most popular undergraduate course in the state, with 2518 students offered a place. The Bachelor of Arts (1286) offers and Bachelor of Commerce (1150) also saw growth in offer numbers.  The Clearly-In ATAR for Science was 86, for Commerce it was 95.00, for Arts it was 90.05, for Biomedicine it was 98.85 and for Environments it was 85.00. 

To find out more about these University of Melbourne courses please register for their Focus on Melbourne seminars, details and link above.


igIdeas Expo

igIdeas is one of the longest running and most well respected design programs in the world.  This year is the celebration of 25 years of this design program, with a stellar international line up at Melbourne International Design Week, May 11-17.  There are events for designers, business managers, marketing executives, educators, secondary school students, researchers and design enthusiasts.  A number of universities, TAFEs and independent colleges with design faculties will be at the agIdeas Design Careers Expo on Thursday 14 May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. If you are interested in a career in areas such as architecture, communication design, interior design or industrial design, you are encouraged to attend. See the following for event details, venue and bookings: Event details »


Swinburne Science Experience

The Swinburne-ConocoPhillips Science Experience offers students in Years 9 and 10 the chance to use their natural curiosity to explore and discover the possibilities of science. Attendees will participate in a range of interactive, hands-on workshops that are designed to challenge and excite.

 

When: 14 - 16 September (school holidays - a long way off, but bookings are open) at: Registration is now open.


La Trobe Unviersity News

Ø  Next Generation Youth Forum

Brings together Year 10-12 students to participate in hands-on work-shops, allowing you to be inspired by like-minded individuals wanting to make a difference.

 

Speakers:

Chantelle Baxter, co-founder and CEO if One Girl, an organisation dedicated to giving 1 million girls across Africa access to education by 2020.

 

Ahmed Kelly, born in Iraq in 1991 with significant disabilities, he was brought to Australia by Moira Kelly for medical treatment. Through determination, toughness and skill, he has been able to compete in the London paralympics.

 

Chris Long and Brad Moore, co-creators of the Moodswing App. It was built in the hope of creating a ‘Twitter for Moods’ where people could share their emotional statuses.

The program will also include the team from PROJECT ROCKIT and

 

Thomas King, founder of SayNoToPalmOil.com.

 

The forum will give school leaders the opportunity to be part of inspiring workshops related to social justice and leadership.

 

When: Friday 22 May;

 

Where: La Trobe University (Bundoora);

 

Register interest at: next.gen@latrobe.edu.au


Ø  2016 Nursing Prerequisites

Prerequisites for the La Trobe Bachelor of Nursing have changed for 2016. They are: 3/4 English (at least 30 in EAL or 25 in any other English) and at least 20 in one of biology, chemistry, health and human development, any maths, physical education, physics or psychology. 

 

Ø  2016 Occupational Therapy Prerequisite Clarification

There has been confusion about the wording of the requirements. They are: Units 3/4 English (at least 30 in EAL or at least 25 in any other English), and at least 25 in one of biology, chemistry, any maths, physical education or physics.

 

Ø  Elite Athlete Bonus Entry Scheme

La Trobe University offers bonus aggregate points for elite athletes. The Scheme is available to domestic undergraduate applicants: who are classified as an elite athlete, whose sporting commitments have impacted on their previous studies, and who apply for admission to courses via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).  See the La Trobe website for more details.


Deakin University and Navitas Rebrand College

Deakin University and leading education provider Navitas have announced plans to extend their partnership by renaming the pathway college, the Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology (MIBT), to Deakin College. Through MIBT, Navitas has collaborated with Deakin University since 1996, providing pathway courses for both domestic and international students. In that time, more than 14,000 students have successfully progressed to degree programs at Deakin. Deakin College will integrate more closely with the university to enable further growth of international and domestic enrolments across the Deakin campuses in Melbourne and Geelong.


VCE Information Night at Deakin University

Deakin University is offering parents and students an Information Night where they can start to plan their VCE, university and career.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to:

 

  • courses at Deakin and our partner institutions
  • VCE prerequisites and extra requirements
  • the VTAC application process and key dates
  • the cost of further study, financial assistance and scholarships
  • how to make a successful transition to university life

 

Date:              Wednesday 20 May 2015

Time:              6pm – 7pm       Course expo
  7pm – 8pm       Presentation

Venue:           Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus, Building BC

                       The Point@Mrs Robinson, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood

Visit Deakin VCE Info Night to find out more, and to register!  


What does an Archivist do?

 

According to the Herald Sun, 21 March 2015, archivists, curators and records managers develop, maintain and deliver systems for keeping, updating, accessing and preserving records, files, information, historical documents and artefacts.  They may even restore old art works, and/or exam their condition and authenticity.

 

Find out more by visiting Job Guide - Archivist


Careers in Chartered Accounting
Why accounting?  Accounting can be regarded as the language of business – the discipline of measuring, interpreting and communicating financial activity.  Chartered Accountants hold the highest professional qualifications available to accountants in Australia, and are valued for their commercial know-how, analytical thinking and leadership abilities. A career as a Chartered Accountant is a fantastic choice for those who want to:

ü  Earn good money

ü  Have the opportunity to travel and work overseas

ü  Have job security

ü  Enjoy a challenging, interesting and diverse career

 

Some of the potential roles for a Chartered Accountant include –


v  Financial planner

v  Forensic accountant

v  Financial office

v  Management accountant

v  Tax specialist

v  Stockbroker

v  Business analyst

v  Risk analyst

v  Auditor


 

So, how does one become a Chartered Accountant?


Step 1:         Choose an approved university business or commerce degree

Step 2:         Complete the degree with an accounting major

Step 3:         Begin the Chartered Accountants Program

Step 4:         Complete the Chartered Accountants Program while accumulating three
                   years of work experience with a Chartered Accountant mentor

 

Students wanting to be kept more should browse Chartered Accountants

Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science Courses in Victoria

What is the difference between Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science?

 

According the Monash University website, Pharmacists are directly concerned with people's health and wellbeing. They provide advice on the safe and effective use of medicine.  They are actively involved in patient care in hospitals and the community.  As medicine experts, they often also work in government, industry, research and clinical-trial roles.

For those students interested in science and healthcare, and who enjoy communicating with people, then the Bachelor of Pharmacy is for them as this is the degree needed to become a pharmacist.

 

In Victoria, the Bachelor of Pharmacy is offered at La Trobe University - La Trobe - Pharmacy, Monash University -   Monash - Pharmacy and RMIT University - RMIT - Pharmacy

 

Pharmaceutical Scientists are experts in the chemistry, biology and biotechnology required to design and develop medicines. They play a key role in improving human health and wellbeing by researching and developing reliable, accessible and effective treatments.  They understand the impact of medicines on the body and diseases. They are also experts in bringing safe and effective products to market.

Students who enjoy solving problems, love chemistry or biology, and want to improve human health, then a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science could be their calling as it equips students to work in the pharmaceutical science and biomedical fields.

The Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science is offered at Monash University - Monash - Pharmaceutical Science and RMIT University – RMIT - Pharmaceutical Science

 

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical courses offered in Victoria include –

UNIVERSITY

 COURSE

VCE PREREQUISITES

ATAR FOR 2015

La Trobe University

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in any Mathematics.

RC*

Supplementary Form

Monash University

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

92.15

 

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Scholars Program

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

98.10

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

84.05

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Advanced with Honours

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

90.05

Engineering/Pharmaceutical Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics.

92.45

RMIT University

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 20 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS).

RC*

Supplementary Form

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 20 in one of any Mathematics or Physics.

78.95





   *RC – Range of Criteria for selection






April 23

posted 23 Apr 2015, 04:55 by Sue White

It was wonderful to see the Smith Hall filled with Year 10 students and parents last Thursday evening for our DAT Information Night.  Students are asked to log in to our online appointment booking system via the portal or the SKC Careers web page to book an appointment as soon as possible which suits them and their parent(s).  Students and parents unable to attend on the night will be provided with the test results at these appointments.  Please ensure bookings are made to fill up each day/week prior to the next.  Bookings will only be open up to two weeks in advance.

 

Lunch times provide us with an opportunity to arrange for guest speakers to come to the College and inform students about potential pathways options to consider.  We were fortunate to have Charles Prior visit last week to talk about his experience of applying to the UK, USA and ANU with a group of students.  On Friday May 15 a representative from Bond University will be at the College to discuss study options at this prestigious private University and, most importantly, scholarships available and the application process.  Watch this space for news of other lunch time sessions this term.  After school on Wednesday May 13 we will also be holding a UMAT Information Session for any Year 12 students interested in applying for Medicine or Dentistry who would like to find out about this important test.  A past student, currently studying first year Medicine, will be attending to give first-hand information about the test and the Medicine interview process.

 

Year 12 students have received an email about the opportunity for them to do the Responsible Service of Alcohol course on Thursday June 18 from 3:30pm to 8pm.  Please click register if your son early is keen to attend as there are limited places.

The VCE & Careers Expo

All VCE students are encouraged to attend the upcoming VCE & Careers expo at the Caulfield Racecourse from 7 May – 10 May, 2015.  There will be exhibitors with -

  • Information and resources for the VCE
  • Information about university, TAFE and training courses
  • Career advice
  • Study advice
  • International exchange and gap year programs

 

There will also be over a 150 seminars on topics including –

 

  • VCE subjects including English, Maths, Biology, Business Management, Psychology, Health and Human Development
  • Tertiary courses
  • Careers
  • Gap year options

 

Tickets are $10 per person and are valid for all four days.   Limited free passes available from the Careers Department.

Visit The VCE and Careers Expo to find out more!

Institute of Chartered Accountants Resources

From job interview techniques and exam tips, to how to find graduate employment and to help students with difficult accounting topics, the Institute of Chartered Accountants provides vodcasts from the world of study, business and Chartered Accounting.  


Watch these vodcasts at Institute of Chartered Accountants Vodcasts

Study in Canada Information Session

The High Commission of Canada (Canberra), will be presenting  a “Study in Canada Night” kindly hosted by Carey Baptist Grammar School.

When:             6:00pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday 26 May 2015

Where:           Memorial Great Hall, Carey Baptist Grammar School, 349 Barkers Rd, Kew

High school students, parents, teachers and career counsellors are cordially invited to this information session to hear about the benefits of studying in Canada.

Canada has long held the travel attention of Australian high school students with its promise of majestic mountains, pristine lakes and towering pine trees.  It has always been a popular destination for gap year placements, skiing trips and summer holiday work.  And whilst USA has been a popular option for undergraduate study for Australian high school students in the past, Canadian universities are now increasingly being considered for international university study as well.

The United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places in the world to live whilst the cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower in Canada than in other countries. 

International students can often work while they study and international students may also be eligible for post graduate work rights.  Canada has more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs at 95 public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges.

 

For more information on study options in Canada, please contact the Education Team at the High Commission of Canada, Canberra on (02) 6270 4051 or email: studyincanada@international.gc.ca



The International College of Hotel Management (Adelaide)

The International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) and Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) degrees are based on the philosophy that a commitment to excellence and the finest education and training are essential for those people seeking the most sought after positions in the highly competitive hospitality industry. 

 

International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) students are taught about all aspects of the international hospitality industry – from a basic operational perspective right through to a senior managerial level within broader social, cultural and economic contexts.  They are then provided with real industry placements within Australia or overseas that allow them to learn the industry first hand.  This real world experience is invaluable in helping them understand the theoretical concepts they have learnt within a working environment; it also allows them to build significant industry networks.   ICHM graduates are working globally as supervisors and specialists right through to senior and general managers.   A number also work outside the industry is areas such as marketing, IT, human resources and their own business’s.

 

Open to domestic and international students (who completed their last two years of high school in Australia), International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) offers scholarships, valued at $20,000, aimed at supporting, recognising and providing for outstanding students who aim to become professionals in the growing hospitality and tourism industry

 

More about scholarships and ICHM can be found at ICHM Scholarships 2016 and ICHM


Careers in the Army

The Army is more than just a dynamic place to work. You'll also love our unique culture of adventure, sports and friendships.

 

There is a wide range of jobs in the army including aviation, logistics, trades, engineering and medical, to name but a few! 

 

Below are some useful links students might like to browse to learn more!

 

 

 

About the Army

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/army/about-the-army/

Army Life

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/army/army-life/

Training & Education

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/army/training-education/

How to Join the Army

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/army/how-to-join/

Women in the Army

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/army/women-in-the-army/

Jobs in the Army

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/army/jobs/

All other FAQs

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/army/faq/

 

 

 

News from Monash University

Ø  Prerequisite change - Engineering (Honours)/Pharmaceutical Science

From 2016, the prerequisite requirement for the Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science will be:

 

VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry. 


Find out more about the course at
Engineering/Pharmaceutical Science

 

Ø  New Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Music

Combine your passion for music with a solid foundation in the sciences: the new Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Music.  There is a wonderful synergy between the passion for creating music and a love of scientific knowledge. Choosing between the two can be difficult, so why not consider making the most of your talents and study both science and music in a double degree course.

 

The new Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Music is a 4-year degree and the prerequisites are

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.  All applicants must also complete an audition/composition submission.

News from RMIT University

Ø  Big Picture Experience 2015

RMIT University offers a number of free events designed to give students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to engage in real hands-on workshops, explore life on campus, and get behind the scenes.  These events will run during the upcoming Term 2 school holidays.  These activities are free but students are encouraged to register early as numbers are limited and these workshops are very popular.  The following ‘Experience Days’ include –


WORKSHOP

YEAR LEVELS

DATE

LOCATION

Business

10, 11 & 12

Monday 29 June

City Campus

Engineering

11 & 12

Monday 29 June

City Campus

Health and Medical Sciences

10, 11 & 12

Tuesday 30 June

Bundoora Campus

Justice and Legal

10, 11 & 12

Wednesday 1 July

City Campus

Music, Sound & Live Production

10, 11 & 12

Wednesday 1 July

City Campus

Science

10, 11 & 12

Wednesday 1 July

City Campus

Advertising, Marketing and PR

10, 11 & 12

Thursday 2 July

City Campus

Engineering

11 & 12

Thursday 2 July

Bundoora Campus

Sustainability

10, 11 & 12

Thursday 2 July

City Campus

Art and Design

10, 11 & 12

Friday 3 July

City Campus

Project Management

10, 11 & 12

Friday 3 July

City Campus






To register or to learn more, visit Big Picture Experience Days.

 

Ø  Science in the City Laboratory Tours

Students, parents and teachers are invited to visit RMIT’s cutting edge learning laboratories and discover the range of programs on offer including: biology, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental sciences, food science, nanotechnology and physics.

 

Tour dates:

Monday 29 June 2015, 11am to 2pm

Monday 21 September 2015, 11am to 2pm


Visit Science in the City Lab Tours  


Career as a Speech Pathologist

Speech Pathology is offered as an undergraduate course at the following Victorian institutions –

INSTITUTION

VCE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

2015 ATAR

Australian Catholic Uni

Speech Pathology

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Health And Human Development, Physical Education or Physics

83.05

Charles Sturt Uni

Speech Pathology

n/a

75.00

La Trobe Uni

Speech Pathology

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.

86.35 (M) 80.65 (B)

n/a (AW)

n/a (Mi) (S)




M – Melbourne     B – Bendigo     AW – Albury-Wodonga     Mi – Mildura     S – Shepparton


Speech pathology is offered at a number of interstate universities too.


ACT and NSW

http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/course-search/

South Australia

http://www.satac.edu.au/tabbed_pages/explore

Western Australia

https://www.tisc.edu.au/static/home.tisc

Queensland

http://www.qtac.edu.au/oaApps/jsp/course_search.jsp


The Job Guide indicates that speech pathologists diagnose, treat and provide management services to people with communication disorders, including speech, language, voice, fluency and literacy difficulties, or people who have physical problems with eating or swallowing. 

 

Speech pathologists may perform the following tasks:

ü  establish the exact nature and severity of each client's communication problems, which may require the use of special equipment and tests

ü  plan and carry out treatment and management, taking into account age, past and present social environment, and physical and intellectual abilities

ü  treat children who are unable to communicate effectively due to conditions such as cleft palate, hearing loss, delayed speech or language development, cerebral palsy or emotional disturbances

ü  treat adults whose language, speech or voice has been affected by surgery, disease or disorders of the nervous system, brain damage or hearing loss

ü  help children and adults overcome stuttering

ü  assess and treat children and adults who have difficulty chewing and swallowing

ü  act as a consultant to education, medical, dental and other health professionals

ü  provide ongoing counselling, advice and information to clients and families as a part of overall treatment


Lattitude GAP Year Information Session

Our Information Nights are a great way for students to find out more about where they can go and what they can do with Lattitude during their gap year.  Lattitude staff, returned volunteers and parents of returned volunteers give short presentations at these sessions and are then available to answer any questions or further discuss options afterwards.

The sessions run for approximately 90 minutes and are being held in most capital cities and some regional areas during April and May.  

Students are welcome to bring family and friends, and can register to attend via our website here.


Careers in Sports Medicine Evening

Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre is conducting their annual Careers in Sports Medicine Evening.

This evening aims to build awareness of the health professional involved in caring for athletes, whether they compete for Australia or exercise for fitness.


Practitioners from each of the following disciplines will be giving short talks and the rest of the team will be available for plenty of question time:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Physiology

Date:        Wednesday 27th May

Time:        7:15pm Registration; 7:30pm to 9pm Talks

Venue:     AAMI Stadium, 60 Olympic Boulevard, Entrance F, Gate 4
                 Corporate Entrance, Olympic Room 2 (see www.opsmc.com.au for map)

Cost:         $25 per student (Parent/Guardian no charge)

To Register please go to http://www.trybooking.com/HCCF

RSVP by Monday 25th May

For further inquiries please email Megan Marshall events@opsmc.com.au.






April 16

posted 15 Apr 2015, 18:15 by Sue White

We kick off a busy Term 2 with our Differential Aptitude Test Information Night this evening.  Year 10 parents and students are asked to attend this important night in order to understand the testing and receive the reports.  We look forward to having meetings with each student and parents throughout the term to discuss individual results and prepare students for VCE subject selection.

 

Year 12 students who did not manage to book a Careers Appointment in Term 1 are still able to book an appointment during the first two weeks of Term 2.  From Week 3, appointments will be for Year 10 students only.  Year 12 students will be our primary focus once more in Term 3.  There will be opportunities for Year 12 students to learn more about pathway options throughout the term via lunch time information sessions such as a forthcoming session about scholarship applications for Bond University.  These applications are now open and will close on July 31.  With two dedicated 50% scholarships available for St Kevin’s students, this is an amazing opportunity to pursue study in a world renowned private university.  Students in Year 12 who are interested in applying for these prestigious scholarships are advised to commence the process soon.

 

Both Monash University and the University of Melbourne are running evening information sessions about particular courses which are also very useful for Year 12 students.  See below for dates and registration information. 

 

Many families have previously attended our SKC Careers Evening and would be expecting such an event towards the end of this term.  This year we have made a change in format and timing of the event.  Years 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to our SKC Careers Expo on Tuesday July 28, early in Term 3.  This event will allow students and parents to talk with tertiary providers, private providers, GAP Year Providers and others in the Smith Hall between 5pm and 7pm.  Emphasis will be on pathways and options to explore, with all institutions represented on site allowing personalised attention for our students.  In 2016 speakers will return to the College providing personal career experience and tertiary course information in a panel format.  We hope this separation of options will allow families to make best use of information available in a less frenetic manner than has been the case in the past.

 

Finally I would like to introduce Mrs Glenys Pingiaro to the St Kevin’s community.  With Kate Runciman joyously pregnant with twins and commencing her maternity leave, Mrs Pingiaro brings a wealth of experience in the secondary school sector to our Careers Department for Terms 2 and 3, 2015.


Reminder

The Age VCE & Careers Expo 7 May to 10 May, Caulfield Racecourse

Limited Free tickets available from Mrs White.


‘Focus On Melbourne’ Series

Over the next few weeks the University of Melbourne will be hosting a series of free ‘Focus on…’ Information Sessions aimed at informing prospective students about the courses on offer; hear from current students, academic staff and recent graduates about what it is like to study that degree or course at Melbourne, and the career and personal development opportunities available to graduates.

Date

Event

Campus

Thursday 14 May

Focus on Biomedicine

Parkville

Wednesday 20 May

Focus on Arts

Parkville

Thursday 21 May

Focus on Agriculture

Parkville

Tuesday 26 May

Focus on Commerce

Parkville

Wednesday 27 May

Focus on Environment

Parkville

Tuesday 2 June

Focus on Science

Parkville

Thursday 4 June

Focus on Law

Parkville

Thursday 11 June

Focus on Engineering

Parkville

Thursday 11 June

Focus on IT

Parkville

 

 

 

 

All sessions will run from 6:30pm – 8pm, and registration is important. 

To register for one or more of these sessions, visit Focus on Melbourne Events


Upcoming ‘At Monash’ Seminars

Year 11 and 12 students are reminded of ‘At Monash’ seminars taking place this term and next, and students who have not yet registered to attend one, are recommended to do so soon!  A reminder that these seminars provide students and parents with an insight into the courses and career options within discipline areas.  The seminars are presented by academics in conjunction with current university students and graduates, and are held in various locations across the Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses.  Seminars with the same title have the same program.

 

DATE

EVENT

CAMPUS

Tuesday 21 April

Design and Fine Art

Caulfield

Tuesday 28 April

Architecture

Caulfield

Wednesday 29 April

Interior Architecture

Caulfield

Thursday 30 April

Psychology

Clayton

Tuesday 5 May

Medicine and Biomedical Science

Clayton

Wednesday 13 May

Law

Clayton

Thursday 14 May

Teaching (focus on all education courses offered at all campuses)

Clayton

Tuesday 19 May

Health Science (Radiation Science, Public Health, Emergency Practice, Human Services)

Clayton

Tuesday 26 May

Nursing

Berwick

Wednesday 27 May

Biomedical Science, Radiography, and Nutrition and Dietetics

Clayton

Thursday 28 May

Engineering

Clayton

Wednesday 15 July

Business and Economics

City

Tuesday 18 August

Theatre, Performance and Music

Clayton

Thursday 27 August

Science

Clayton

Tuesday 1 September

Teaching (education courses offered at the Clayton Campus)

Clayton

Thursday 3 September

Teaching (unique dual sector qualifications offered at the Berwick Campus)

Berwick

Tuesday 8 September

Teaching (education courses offered at the Peninsula Campus)

Peninsula

Thursday 17 September

Engineering

Clayton

 

 

 

 

All seminars commence at 6:30pm and finish at 8pm.  Seminars with the same title will have the same program.  Exact venue details are available online!  Registrations are essential and can be completed online at At Monash  For more information call 1800 Monash.


News from Bond University

Ø  2016 Scholarships at Bond

Bond University offers an extensive scholarship program to both domestic and international students, with values ranging from 25% scholarships to 100%.   It is important to note that applications for the 2016 Scholarship Program for Australian Year 12 students are now open and close on 31 July 2015

 

Some of the scholarships on offer include:

1.       Vice-Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship – awarded to a Year 12 student with exceptional academic achievements, an expected ATAR of over 94.95, proven leadership ability, personal character and extensive involvement in extra-curricular activities.  The value of this scholarship is 100% of tuition fees for any single or combined degree (excluding MBBS). 

 

2.       Excellence Scholarshipsawarded to Year 12 students with an anticipated ATAR of over 90.85, demonstrating exceptional potential, strong leadership skills and extensive involvement in extra-curricular activities.  The value of the scholarships is 50% of tuition fees for any single or combined degree (excluding MBBS).

 

3.       John Burton Cadetship – awarded to a high-achieving Year 12 student who has strong academic credentials, and a demonstrated commitment to a career in journalism and apply for the Bachelor of Journalism.  The value of this scholarship contributes 50% towards tuition fees and the student is expected to work at the Gold Coast Bulletin as a paid cadet on a semester-on, semester-off basis. 

Year 12 students are able to apply for any of these scholarships until the closing date.  Scholarship applications should be submitted online!  Visit Bond Scholarships for a comprehensive list of scholarships and/or to apply! 

Also visit
Bond Scholarship Tips on Written Application to read through very useful tips on applying effectively. 


Another useful resource is
Your Journey to Success

 

For further queries, email scholarships@bond.edu.au or phone 1800 074 074 toll-free (within Australia).

 

Ø  Law Information Session - Melbourne

The knowledge and skills gained from a Bachelor of Laws degree can most certainly lead to an exciting and challenging career as a solicitor or barrister, but can also open the door to a wealth of opportunities in almost every industry sector you can think of.

 

Bond University will be hosting an Information Session early in May, and students are encouraged to register their attendance early!  Attendees will learn about–

 

·         The top reasons to study law

·         Bond’s Bachelor of Laws program

·         Graduate outcomes

·         Alumni perspective of law ‘Bondies’

 

Date:              Thursday 7 May 2015

Time:              5:45pm (arrival), 6pm – 8pm (presentation)

Venue:           The Westin Melbourne, 205 Collins Street in Melbourne (Map & Directions)

 

Register for the event at Bond University Law Information Session - Melbourne


Careers in Human Resources
The Job Guide states that human resources officers provide administration services for the recruitment and employment of staff.

It goes on to indicate that human resources officers may perform the following tasks:

  • determine staffing numbers, skills and needs to meet the organisation's objectives
  • analyse the skills and qualities required for each particular job and develop job descriptions and duty statements
  • advertise staff vacancies, assess applications, interview applicants, administer selection tests, prepare reports and make recommendations to management about staff appointments
  • maintain the personal records of employees on matters such as wages, superannuation, leave and training, and prepare associated management reports
  • arrange and conduct staff training
  • provide advice and information to management and employees on human resource policies and procedures, including equal opportunity, anti-discrimination and occupational health and safety programmes
  • assist employees with work matters, career development, personal problems and industrial matters
  • organise employee welfare services such as health and wellbeing programmes, first aid and fire warden training, superannuation and social activities
  • take part in enterprise bargaining talks where employees, management and unions discuss the development of specific work arrangements and conditions (pay and hours of work, for example)
  • help implement organisational changes (such as those following from industrial relations legislation, revised job classification structures or technological changes)

Job Guide - Human Resources


To become a human resources officer, students usually have to have studied human resources or human resources management at TAFE or university.  There are many courses offered at both TAFE and universities that lead to careers in human resources. 

 

Some institutions in Victoria that offer dedicated human resources courses include –

 

INSTITUTION

MAJOR STUDIES

ATAR 2015

Australian Catholic University

Human Resource Management

63.55

Holmesglen Institute

Change management, Employment law, Finance, Human resource management, Industrial relations, Mediation, Occupational health and safety, Organisational design and development, Performance management, Recruitment and selection, Strategic planning, Training, Workforce planning

n/a

La Trobe University

Human Resource Management

50.15

RMIT University

Business, Employment Relations, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Management, International Business, International Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Sustainable Enterprises

68.20

Swinburne University

Leadership and performance, Managing diversity, Marketing, Organisational behaviour and innovation, Strategic management, Sustainable organisational change

72.40

Victoria University

Accounting for Decision Making, Business Challenge Units, Business Law, Business Statistics, Changing Context of Work, Economic Principles, Employee Relations Management, Employment Law, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Information Systems, Human Resource Management, Information Systems for Business, International Human Resource Management, Introduction to Marketing, Management and Organisation Behaviour

53.05

 

 

 


For a comprehensive list of all courses offering human resources units, visit
VTAC

Law Degrees in Victoria

 

INSTITUTION

COURSES

ATAR FOR 2015

Australian Catholic University (M)


Visit ACU - Law

 

Arts/Laws

75.95

Business Administration/Laws

76.65

Commerce/Laws

75.40

Laws

80.10

Laws/Global Studies

78.25

Theology/Laws

n/a

Deakin University (G, M, W)


Visit Deakin - Law

Arts/Laws

86.20 (G), 92.10 (M), n/a (W)

Commerce/Laws

85.30 (G), 92.05 (M), n/a (W)

Criminology/Laws

85.75 (G), 92.15 (M)

Information Systems/Laws

n/a (G), 92.25 (M)

Laws

85.65 (G), 92.00 (M), n/a (W)

Laws/International Studies

85.30 (G), 92.10 (M)

Laws/Science

92.05 (M)

Property & Real Estate/Laws

92.00 (M)

La Trobe University (B, M)

Visit La Trobe - Law

 

Commerce/Laws

90.10 (M)

Laws

80.25 (B), 90.40 (M)

Laws/Arts

n/a (B), 90.10 (M)

Laws/Business

n/a (B),

Laws/International Relations

90.15 (M)

Laws/Psychological Science

n/a (B), 90.60 (M)

Laws/Science

n/a (B), 90.05 (M)

Monash University (Cl)


Visit Monash - Law

 

Laws (Honours)

98.00

Laws (Honours)/Aerospace Engineering (Honours)

n/a

Law (Honours)/Arts

98.00

Law (Honours)/Biomedical Science

98.00

Laws (Honours)/Commerce

98.00

Law (Honours)/Engineering

98.00

Laws (Honours)/Music

Range of Criteria (RC)

Laws (Honours)/Science

98.00

Swinburne University (H)

 

Visit Swinburne - Law

Laws

90.55

Laws (Dean’s Scholarship)

93.00

Laws (Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship)

95.90

Laws/Arts

90.25

Laws/Business

90.25

Laws/Engineering (Civil)

n/a

Laws/Engineering (Mechanical)

n/a

Laws/Science

91.25

Laws/Science (Chemistry)

n/a

Victoria University (C & F)

Visit Victoria - Law

Laws

80.10

Laws/Arts

81.95

Laws/Business

80.05

 

 

 

B – Bendigo, Cl - Clayton, G – Geelong, H – Hawthorn, M – Melbourne, W – Warrnambool, C & F – City & Footscray Park


Visit
Getting into a Law Degree to learn more about getting into a law degree; you may

also like to browse The Australian Law Students' Association, and visit VTAC for more 

details on these courses


Skills Shortages

According to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), and working closely alongside recruitment firms such as SEEK, CareerOne, MyCareer and Australian JobSearch, we can keep a close eye on developments in employment and where the skills shortages exist.  Skill shortages do vary slightly from state to state, but a summary of the overall analysis can be found below.

This is very useful for students as they strategically plan their future studies and work towards gaining employment. 

 

In summary, some of the more noticeable skills shortages that currently exist are:

 

MANAGERS

 

Corporate Managers, Construction, Production and Distribution Managers, Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers

PROFESSIONALS

 

Business, Finance and Human Resources, Medical Practitioners and Nurses, Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals, ICT Professionals, Sales, Marketing and PR, Transport and Design, Architects, Health  Diagnostic and Therapy

TECHNICIANS AND TRADES WORKERS

Engineering, ICT and Science Technicians, Automotive and Engineering Trades, Food Trades, Construction Trades

COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL SERVICE WORKERS

Carers and Aides, Hospitality Workers

CLERICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE WORKERS

Clerks, Call Centre, Receptionists, Numerical Clerks, Office Managers, Administrators and Secretaries, Other Clerical and Administrative Workers

SALES WORKERS

Sales Assistants and Sales Persons, Sales Representatives and Agents

MACHINERY OPERATORS AND DRIVERS

Drivers and Store Persons

LABOURERS

General Labourers, Cleaners and Laundry Workers, Factory Process Workers

To read up on a current report – including State and Territory trends, and/or for monthly updates on employment shortages, and for more comprehensive information visit Labour Market Information


Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

The SKC Careers Newsletter is intended as an information source for students and parents of the College. Reference to tertiary institutions, TAFEs, Independent Providers, GAP Programs, Work Experience Opportunities, Study Skills Providers, Preparation Courses, etc does not represent endorsement by the Careers Practitioners or the College.



March 26

posted 25 Mar 2015, 22:20 by Sue White

It was such a pleasure to help guide in excess of 100 Year 10 parents on Monday evening this week through the final two and a half years of secondary schooling and into post-secondary options from a Careers Department perspective.  I hope that all who attended feel more confident in their knowledge of what lies ahead, the decision making processes, the transitions and the terminology and procedures involved in the VCE.  Now we look to Thursday April 16 when we will present the DAT Feedback Evening for all Year 10 parents and students who will receive their reports at the end of the night.  Families who are unable to attend may receive their reports at their Year 10 Careers Interview during Term 2.

 

We extend a big thank you to all the Year 12 students who have attended a Careers Appointment this term.  Meeting with students early in their final year gives us the opportunity to guide them to relevant resources allowing an easier and more informed decision making process in Term 3 when tertiary preferences are submitted.  Year 12 students who would like to see a Careers Practitioner may book appointments in Weeks 1 and 2 of Term 2 after which we will turn our attention to the Year 10 students and parents for the individual DAT feedback interviews together with the commencement of VCE subject selection.  Year 12 students will be able to book appointments again in Term 3.

 

Best wishes to all families for a safe and enjoyable holiday break and a very Happy Easter.


The Age VCE and Careers Expo

The Age VCE and Careers Expo is being held once again this year.  There will be more than 170 exhibitors with VCE resources, tertiary course and career information.

 

When: 9am - 3pm, Thursday 7 and Friday 8 May and 10am – 4pm on Saturday 9 and Sundya 10 May

 

Where: Caulfield Racecourse

 

Admission: $10 or $25 for families. 

 

This is a great opportunity to gain information at one location.

 

Information: www.vceandcareers.com.au.


Law at the University of Swinburne

Swinburne’s Law School offers an undergraduate program that focuses on commercial law with emphasis on intellectual property law, and it is the only degree in Victoria with this specialisation. 

 

Swinburne is offering its Bachelor of Laws – a 4-year program - for the first time in 2015.  Focused on commercial law, with a distinct emphasis on intellectual property, technology, and innovation, it offers students a degree that stresses practical skills and real-world experience.


The Swinburne Bachelor of Laws program is fully accredited by the Council of Legal Education in Victoria and offers students the option of a single degree or combined program with arts, science, business or engineering.  The
VCE prerequisites are Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in any English.

 

To find out more visit Bachelor of Laws


Career as an Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapists assess and treat people who, due to illness, injury or circumstance, are limited in their ability to undertake everyday activities. They assist people to regain lost functions, develop their abilities and social skills, as well as maintain and promote independence in their everyday lives to enhance health and wellbeing. (Job Guide)

 

The Job Guide goes on to state that Occupational Therapists may perform the following tasks:

 

ü  conduct tests to assess functional, emotional, psychological, developmental and physical capabilities

ü  plan and direct specific therapeutic programmes for individuals using recreational, remedial, social, educational or vocational (job-related) activities

ü  select and design activities that improve an affected movement or function and help individuals to regain personal care skills, such as eating and dressing

ü  assist people to gain or regain skills in social, leisure and work environments through graded individual or group therapy and activity programmes

ü  assist children with disabilities to integrate into education programmes in schools

ü  assess the ability of injured workers to return to their usual employment or perform alternative duties

ü  design and modify the everyday environment of clients to allow for better access and independence

ü  advise on the use of specialised equipment, such as home modifications, adapted kitchen utensils, wheelchairs and other assistive technologies that help people within their environment

ü  teach in academic institutions, generally at tertiary level

ü  assist with policy development for health and other areas

 

Occupational therapists may work in areas such as:

 

  • Aged care, disabilities.
  • General medicine - working in hospitals or private practice to assess and treat individuals with physically disabling diseases or injuries.
  • Occupational health - assessing the safety of work environments and injured workers, providing rehabilitation and advice about adaptations for their return to the workplace.
  • Health promotion - assisting people who want to achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
  • Paediatrics - working in hospitals, private practices or schools to assess and treat children with disabilities, developmental delays or learning difficulties.
  • Psychiatry - assessing and treating individuals with mental illness and behavioural disorders through programmes involving such methods as stress management.
  • Vocational rehabilitation - assisting injured workers to return to work.


Occupational Therapy is offered at the following Victorian Universities –

 

UNIVERSITY

VCE REQUIREMENTS

ATAR 2015

ACU

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Health And Human Development, Physical Education or Physics.

75.10

Charles Sturt

No VCE prerequisites but applicants must complete and submit the VTAC Personal Statement

75.00

Deakin

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

70.15

La Trobe

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.

83.90

Monash

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

87.70

 

 

 


Log onto
www.vtac.edu.au to find out more about these courses!


Work Experience Opportunity with a Surveyor

Interested in Geography, Maths, Science or the outdoors?  Looking for a work experience placement that won’t tie you to a desk?  If this sounds like you, why not try out Work Experience at a Surveying company.

 

Students keen on finding out more about a career in surveying might like to take up the opportunity to apply for a Work Experience placement with a local Surveyor. 

 

Visit Surveying Work Experience and register to receive information about available places. 

 

Applications for 2015 are already open!

 

Students who wish to find out what surveying is, what surveyors do, where to study and what it takes, might like to browse A Life without Limits and also view the videos available.


SAE Campus Information Day

SAE is a leading educator in creative media industries, with over 50 campuses across the globe.  Training industry-ready graduates since 1976, SAE provide an exceptional hands-on learning environment where students thrive.


SAE is hosting a Melbourne campus Information Day in April, aimed at providing prospective students with the information they need about the programs on offer at SAE.   

 

Details about the Information Day at the Melbourne campus are:

 

Date:              Saturday 18 April 2015

Time:              11am – 3pm

Venue:           235 Normanby Road in South Melbourne

 

For more information and to register, visit SAE Campus Information Day or call 1800 SAE EDU.  For information about other upcoming events, visit SAE Events.


Career as a Tour Guide
The Job Guide indicates that a tour guide accompanies visitors on local tours and guide tourists within a specific country, region, area, city or site.  They provide special information on history, archaeology, monuments and works of art, the environment, culture, natural and built attractions, places of interest, and any general matters of interest to the visitor.

Tour guides may perform the following tasks:

  • meet members of a tour on arrival and make introductions
  • coordinate pre-arranged accommodation and transport and make sure that tour members are comfortable
  • lead tour groups, drive coaches or limousines, advise tour members of local interest points, and prepare and present tour commentaries
  • coordinate pre-arranged tour activities such as visits to local attractions, restaurants or shops, train rides, cruises, extended tours, white water rafting, bushwalking and mountaineering
  • attend to operational problems such as booking errors and amendments, lost luggage or illness
  • provide first aid if needed
  • keep in touch with transportation companies
  • maintain written reports of daily activities and carry out other administrative work

 

Being a tour guide is often physically demanding.  During a tour, guides must be available at all times to answer questions and sort out problems.  Tour guides are often required to spend time away from home, especially those fulfilling the role of tour manager.

 

Tour guides can work without a qualification although training in travel, or travel and tourism, is really recommended.  Companies that specialise in ecotourism or nature-based tourism may require tour guides to hold a diploma or degree in science, ecotourism or a similar subject.    

 

Find out more by visiting Job Guide - Career as a Tour Guide


Careers in Psychology

The Job Guide states that psychologists study human behaviour and the processes associated with how people think and feel, conduct research and provide treatment and counselling in order to reduce distress and behavioural and psychological problems. They promote mental health and positive behaviour in individuals and groups. Psychologists work on a broad range of issues with clients, including children, adults, couples, families and organisations.

Psychologists may perform the following tasks:

  • conduct therapeutic interviews and provide counselling
  • give psychological tests and assess the results to identify the source of problems and determine treatment
  • construct tests to assess and predict mental and emotional states, as well as performance
  • evaluate the results of programmes aimed at improving personal and organisational effectiveness
  • research psychological aspects of topics such as study motivation, teaching skills, occupational behaviour, working conditions and organisational structures
  • provide follow-up services to groups and individuals for support and evaluation purposes
  • contribute to government social policy development
  • conduct academic research

To become a psychologist students usually have to complete a degree with a major in psychology or a 4-year Bachelor of Psychology. This is followed by either an accredited 2-year postgraduate qualification (majoring in a specialisation of psychology) or two years of supervised experience with a registered psychologist.

To get into the degree courses students usually need to gain their VCE with English/EAL.  Entry to postgraduate courses usually requires completion of an appropriate bachelor degree.  A number of universities in Australia offer degrees in these areas. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study.

The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) sets the standards for accreditation of Australasian psychology programmes, ensuring that the standards of training remain rigorous and consistent across universities.  For students to be eligible for registration, they must study a course that is accredited by APAC. 

Visit their website - APAC for an up-to-date list of approved courses of study. 

Victorian universities that offer dedicated accredited psychology degrees include –

UNIVERSITY

COURSE

ATAR 2015

ACU

Arts (Psychology)

59.40

Psychology

59.05

Deakin University

Arts (Psychology)

60.40 (M), 57.25 (G)

Psychology (Honours)

80.15 (M), 73.45 (G)

Psychological Science

60.60 (M), 57.40 (G)

Federation University

Psychological Science

n/a (Mt H)

La Trobe University

Psychological Science

60.00 (M), 60.00 (B), 55.50 (A)

Psychology (Honours)

80.05 (M)

Monash University

Psychology (with Honours)

85.20 (C)

RMIT University

Criminology & Psychology

90.00 (Ci)

Psychology (Applied Science)

73.15 (Ci), 68.15 (Bu)

Psychology (Social Science)

88.40 (Ci)

Social Work/Psychology

91.05 (Ci)

Swinburne University

Psychology (Arts)

72.90

Psychology (Science)

75.00

Psychology (Social Science)

74.95

Victoria University

Psychology (Honours)

78.55

M) – Melbourne      (G) – Geelong      (Mt H) – Mount Helen Ballarat      (B) – Bendigo      (A) – Albury-Wodonga      (C) – Clayton      (Bu) – Bundoora      (Ci) – City


Autumn Holiday Program at NICA
From 30 March to 11 April the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is running an autumn circus holiday program including classes for children 5-12 years, teens and adults!  This is a good opportunity for students to try circus for the first time!  Circus is for everyone who wants to be challenged, learn impressive circus and performance skills, get fit and have fun in a social and supportive environment.


Find out more about enrolling in the Holiday Program by following the link
NICA Autumn Holiday Program


International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) Career Week

ICHM holds a Career Week where students get to live on campus for one week and find out what it's like to study at the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) and work in the world of international hospitality.  The Career Week courses are held in July & September and places are strictly limited so book your spot soon!  Download more details regarding the Career Week at ICHM Career Week Brochure.

Visit ICHM for all other information!


Lattitude Information Nights and Online Sessions

Are you keen to hear about gap year volunteering with Lattitude?  They are holding a series of Information Nights around Australia during April and May where Lattitude staff, returned volunteers and parents will speak about our program in Asia/Pacific, Africa, Europe, the UK and North America.  It’s a great chance to catch up with us in person and hear first-hand about what it’s really like!  

Students may register to attend their local Info Night here.

Alternatively if the locations or dates don’t suit, we’re also running a series of interactive Online Sessions, some of which are tailored to different countries or regions. The sessions are easy to access through a computer, smart phone or tablet.  

Sessions may be joined with the click of a button here.

Defence Force GAP Year Applications Close TOMORROW

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN AND WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2015

The ADF Gap Year program provides an opportunity for young Australians, who have finished year 12 (or equivalent) and are aged between 17 and 24*, to experience military training and lifestyle whilst gaining new skills and pay over their Gap Year.

Gap Year opportunities are available in the Navy, Army and Air Force.

The life skills and job training that you will acquire during your Gap Year experience will be valuable regardless of what career you ultimately undertake.

Apply Now:

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/gapyear-application/

Having had many Year 12 parents attend Careers Appointments with their sons this term, it is apparent that our boys are very lucky to have the support and interest from home in their decisions and pathways.  This level of support is not witnessed in all schools and is a pleasure to witness at St Kevin’s.  This year for the first time we are running the Year 10 Parents As Careers and Transition Support (PACTS) Program as a one off session.  This session is for NEW Year 10 parents to the VCE process and pathway decisions only.  Families who have been through the senior school years, either at the College or with daughters or sons elsewhere will be familiar with the system and process from here on.  With in excess of 100 parents registered to attend the evening next Monday night, we are looking forward to sharing information, clarifying terminology and demystifying some of the myths which surround the VCE, tertiary entry and pathways from school.

 

Whilst many Year 10 students have completed the Occupational Health and Safety testing required to undertake work experience, we have only one Work Experience Arrangement form completed for the forthcoming holidays.  The deadline for applications for work experience in March/April has now passed.  Should any student have a signed but not submitted Work Experience Arrangement form who is intending to attend a work place over this two week period, please see Ms O’Sullivan AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


Reminders

·         UMAT Registrations by 5 June; Test Date: 29 July, 2015

·         Veterinary science Course Advice Day, Sat 21 Mar, Werribee; further information/registration:  http://fvas.unimelb.edu.au/news-and-events/events#course-information-day.


Do You Want To Find Out More About La Trobe University?

If so, attend Experience La Trobe.  You will attend workshops, lectures and seminars of your choice to find out about career options, areas of study, pathways and student life while parents can participate in a special 'parents program'.  To view the event program/register, follow the links: Melbourne Campus, Thursday 9 April andBendigo Campus, Friday 10 April.  Experience La Trobe is offered across all five campuses with Melbourne and Bendigo running two events throughout the year (April and July).  


Check Out The University Of Melbourne

You are invited to explore the Parkville campus and find out about the range of study options available. Hear from current students, attend tailored sessions to learn more about entry requirements, Access Melbourne, course structures and other opportunities at Melbourne.  A tour of the Southbank campus (VCA) is also available.

 

Who: Year 10 - 12 students;

 

When: Friday 10 April (also 10 July);

 

Information: 13 63 52; Registerwww.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/a-day-at-melbourne


Swinburne University News

 

Swinburne Open Day:

Swinburne is pleased to confirm that Swinburne Open Day 2015 will be held on Sunday 2 August at the Hawthorn campus.  You can register to receive updates about Open Day on the Swinburne website. Register now »


Swinburne University’s Design Factory

Swinburne Design Factory is part of the Global Design Factory Network – a global network of universities offering innovative education, research and partnerships.

This network brings together students, industry and researchers to co-create for extraordinary results. The aim is to turn ideas into reality. 

 

The projects offer students new and unique experiences, challenging team members to move outside of their comfort zone in order to create innovation and new thinking.

Over the course of a project, students gain valuable skills that can set them apart in the employment market, assisting with competencies such as:

§  interdisciplinary team work

§  communication and collaboration

§  project management

§  creative problem solving

§  client interaction


The Global Design Factory Network includes:

§  Aalto Design Factory at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

§  Aalto-Tongji Design Factory, at Tongji University in Shanghai, China

§  Duoc Design Factory at Duoc UC, Santiago, Chile

 

Find out more about the Design Factory at Design Factory


Monash University News

Ø  Comprehensive Courses vs. Specialist Courses

Deciding on a course is so much more than choosing a discipline to study!  Students have to weigh up considerations such as where to study, as well as how to study. The question of how to study can be particularly complex, as it depends on whether the student wants to keep their options open, or is ready to commit to a specialised area for the entirety of their degree.

 

Monash has grouped our courses into two ways of studying: Monash comprehensivecourses, and Monash specialist courses.

 

Monash comprehensive courses are suitable for students who:

ü  Want to keep their study and graduate options open

ü  See university as an opportunity to try new things

ü  Need some time to discover and define their interests

 

Comprehensive courses offer a wide range of majors within a field, and students can start their course knowing what they want to major in, or spend up to a year figuring it out.  Another benefit of comprehensive courses is that they all contain elective units that can be studied either within or outside of their chosen field (i.e. from a different faculty).  
Monash comprehensive courses are: Bachelor degrees in Arts, Business, Commerce, Information Technology, and Science.

 

Monash specialist courses are most appropriate for students who:

ü  Are confident about what they want to study

ü  Know what they want to “be” upon graduation

Specialist courses allow students to study their chosen discipline from day one. Upon completion, many of these courses will provide students with the accreditation they require for professional practice.

Monash Specialist courses include: Bachelor degrees in Engineering, Teaching, Nursing, Law and Medicine.

 

Double degrees -should be considered for students that:
 

ü  Have a diverse range of interests and don’t want to give anything up

ü  Are time conscious – want to qualify in two separate disciplines in the shortest period of time

ü  Want to double their vocational opportunities upon graduation

 

Double degrees allow students to study for two degrees at the same time.  The double degree offerings span the comprehensive and specialist courses; degrees can comprise of two comprehensive courses, two specialist courses, or one comprehensive and one specialist course.


For further information about Monash comprehensive and specialist courses, watch this YouTube video - 
Monash Comprehensive & Monash Specialist

Pharmacy

A new initiative from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Young Alchemists Club aims to bring together high achieving students who demonstrate a keen interest in the physical sciences. Get an opportunity to do hands-on experiments in the Monash labs, automatic enrolment in Monash seminars, tutoring in VCE, and VIP access to the annual Open House. To Registerwww.monash.edu/pharm/future/outreach

 

Ø  New Bachelor of Health Science

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences has a suite of specialist courses that allow students to start their destination area of study from day one of university.  As part of this suite, Monash is now offering the new Bachelor of Health Sciences degree (3 years), which allows students to specialise in one of the following four areas:

ü  Public Health

ü  Human Services

ü  Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice

ü  Radiation Sciences

 

This degree will provide the opportunity for inter-professional education, and students may be able to change their specialisation (as listed above) after the first year.  Students who complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences will then be eligible for a range of Masters by Coursework degrees no longer than 1.5 years in length, including the Master of Public Health, and Master of Medical Radiations (Radiation Therapy).

 

For further information about the new Bachelor of Health Sciences, students are encouraged to attend the ‘At Monash’ Health Science seminar on Tuesday 19 May at Monash Clayton.   Registrations are essential at At Monash Seminar Series

 

Ø  Education – Double the Choice!

The Bachelor of Education (Honours) prepares students for a rewarding and successful career in teaching.  Students can focus their studies in early childhood, primary or secondaryeducation or even a combination of these.  Further, an Education degree can be studied as a double degree with another area of interest.

 

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education (available as a single or double degree)

The Primary Education specialisation will qualify students to teach primary school children from five to twelve years of age.  The career opportunities provided by an education degree specialising in Primary Education can be further enhanced by studying it concurrently with a second degree.  Double degrees are available with Arts, Business, Commerce, Computer Science, Fine Art, Information Technology, Music or Science.

 

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education (must be taken as a double degree)

The Secondary Education specialisation will qualify students to teach at secondary school level in two curriculum areas.  It is studied as a double degree, and the choice of partner degree will determine which two subjects a student can teach in secondary schools.  For example, a student who had an interest in teaching Biology and Chemistry would choose the Bachelor of Education (Honours)/Bachelor of Science double degree.  Double degrees are available with Arts, Business, Commerce, Computer Science, Fine Art, Information Technology, Music or Science.

 

For further information about the Bachelor of Education (Honours), please refer to the Faculty of Education website at Monash Education


Deakin University News

Deakin University is relatively young, with 47,000 students, and campuses in Burwood (Melbourne), Geelong (Waterfront and Waurn Ponds) and Warrnambool.  It offers a very wide range of degrees in Architecture, Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Environment, Health, IT, Law, Medicine/Nursing, Optometry, Psychology, Science and Sport.  To find out more, attend Deakin Open Days (Warrnambool, Sunday 2 August; Geelong 9 August; Burwood 23 August).

 

New courses:

·         The Bachelor of Medical Imaging commenced this year at the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus. Sometimes known as Medical Diagnostic Radiography, the course assists the development of the knowledge, skills and clinical expertise that enable you to practice as a registered diagnostic radiographer. You could work in a hospital, private radiography practice or health department in areas of general radiography, digital vascular imaging, computed tomography (CT), general ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  There is a shortage of medical imaging practitioners in rural and regional Australia, and you could also work overseas. The Clearly-In ATAR for the course was 68.55. Prerequisites are: 3/4 English, one of biology, chemistry or physics, and maths methods or specialist maths. Also check out RMIT B. Applied Science in either medical imaging, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy and Monash B. Radiography and Medical ImagingMedical sonography is a related career which you may also wish to explore.

·         The Bachelor of Entertainment Production is an innovative program providing the opportunity to become an organiser and manager of entertainment in a broad range of professional settings. The entertainment industries (media, arts, sports, museums and galleries, festivals and music) are important and expanding fields of social and economic activity. The course prepares you for a career in cultural production and programing through innovative learning and work experience. You can also choose a complementary area of study to hone your talents and learn more about how entertainment is made. All students undertake an industry placement. The ATAR this year was 62.30; the only prerequisite subject is 3/4 English (any).

 

Interested In The Environment

Whether you’d like to conserve animals and plants for future generations, study diverse marine and freshwater ecosystems or contribute to environmental management and sustainability, Deakin’s environment courses offer a range of great choices.

 

·         The Bachelor of Environmental Management and Sustainability (Burwood campus) focuses on finding solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems (eg water management solutions)

·         The Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology (Burwood) focuses on looking at solutions to wildlife and conservation issues - examine wildlife ecology and research, landscape and vegetation management, and biodiversity conservation and management.

·         The Bachelor of Marine Biology (Warrnambool) focuses on how marine organisms interact with their living and non-living environments and how marine ecosystems function.

·         The Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Warrnambool) focuses on fisheries resources management, aquaculture management, and fisheries biology with a focus on sustainability.


Are You Interested In A Career With Animals?

·         KEEPER FOR A DAY - Are you an aspiring zookeeper? Find out what takes to care for an amazing array of animals at both Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Learn how you can help us to Fight Extinction. Who: Years 7-12; When: HealesvilleSanctuary: March 31st, April 1st, 7th, 8thWerribee Open Range Zoo: March 31st, 2nd, 8th, 10th.

·         VET FOR A DAY - Come and work alongside veterinary staff on real life cases involving Healesville Sanctuary’s animals. Who: Years 7-12; When: April 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th. More information:  http://www.zoo.org.au/education/careers-programs;Bookings Essential: 1300 966 784.

RSPCA Short Courses

RSPCA Short Courses are designed to develop new skills for people dealing with animals; providing valuable access to industry experts and utilising quality resources and trainers.  Programs are tailored for those wanting to enter the animal industry or already working within this field, as well as allowing participants to increase their skills with their own pets. More information about each program is at RSPCA Short Courses

 

The RSPCA also offers a number of programs for students aged 15 – 18 years who are considering working in the animal industry or simply have a love of animals, and these programs run during school holidays.  There is an upcoming Vet for a Day program that might interest some students.

 

Date:              Tuesday 7 April 2015

Time:              9:30am – 3pm

 

Find out more at Youth Holiday Program


Applying For A Tax File Number (TFN)

Until recently, schools could assist students to apply for a TFN.  This is no longer the case. Students now apply for a TFN online and have their identity verified in an interview at a participating Australia Post Office.  To apply and to find out about participating Post Offices:www.ato.gov.au, and search for QC27248.

 

NOTE: Not only do students need a TFN if employed, Year 12 students need a TFN when they accept an offer of a university or VET place in January 2016.


Eastern Health Work Experience Program 2015
The Work Experience Program at Eastern Health provides students with an opportunity to gain insight into the health care industry. 


The program is offered to students undertaking Years 10-12.  Students participating in the program are given an opportunity to spend one week working within available departments to observe and participate in the daily activities of those departments. 

The departments that may have placements available for the Work Experience program in 2015 include:-



• Nursing 
• Doctors 
• Physiotherapy 
• Pharmacy 
• Pathology 
• Biomedical Engineering 
• Medical Imaging/Radiology 
• Administration 
• Human Resources 
• IT 
• HIS (Health Information Services) 
• Finance 


 

Eastern Health is able to offer placements at the following major sites:

ü  Maroondah Hospital 

ü  Angliss Hospital 

ü  Box Hill Hospital 

ü  Wantirna Health/Peter James Centre 


The formal application process involves completing an online application form.  The online process allows students to have a greater understanding of the process involved when job seekers apply for positions within a hospital.  Students must please include their résumé and a cover letter.   In the cover letter, please include: 

• The department you would like to complete your work experience placement 
• How you think it will assist you in choosing your further career 
• Dates of your placement
 

Applications for 2015 Work Experience placements close on Tuesday 31 March 2015.   Visit Eastern Health Work Experience to find out more and/or apply!


Careers in Criminology

Many students consider a career in the legal industry yet only know of a lawyer or judge.  Many have heard of, but do not know, what a criminologist does.

 

According to the Job Guide, criminologists examine the systems by which people accused of crimes are brought to justice, attempt to explain the reasons for criminal behaviour and suggest ways crime might be reduced.

 

Criminologists may perform the following tasks:

·         study the ways certain criminal justice agencies operate including the law courts, police services, prisons and community-based correction centres

·         provide information about crime and the ways in which people are processed by the criminal justice system

·         compile crime statistics and develop ways in which crime solving resources can be best used

 

Criminologists may specialise in organisational research, victimology, corporate crime, adult corrections and/or juvenile justice. They may work in the legal field, which tries to make sure that laws keep up with changes in society. They may also work in the social/psychological fields, which study the effects of the criminal justice system or the factors which contribute to offending behaviour by individuals. 

 

So, what type of person becomes a criminologist?  

ü  Someone who has analytical ability

ü  Someone with personal integrity

ü  Someone interested in welfare and human behaviour

ü  Someone interested in working with disadvantaged groups

Victorian Universities offering criminology courses at their Melbourne campuses include 


INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE REQUIREMENTS

ATAR 2015

Deakin 

Criminology

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

66.05

Criminology/IT Security

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

60.25

Criminology/Law

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL.

92.15

Criminology/Psychological Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

78

RMIT

Criminal Justice Administration

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

85.05

Criminology & Psychology

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

90

Swinburne

Social Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

70

Business/Social Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

79.95

Victoria

Criminal Justice Studies

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

50.10

Legal Studies

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

57.20

 

 

 

 


2015 Young Carers Scholarship Program

Carers Victoria is offering scholarships of up to $250 to secondary school students in Victoria who provide care and support to a family member with an illness or disability

 

Over 105,000 young people in Victoria are believed to have significant care responsibilities.  They may support their mother, father, sister or brother at home because of a disability or illness.  Many are at risk of dropping out of school, or have difficulty establishing social networks and participating in activities that their peers enjoy. 

 

Any student who feels they might be eligible to apply for this scholarship should visit Young Carer Scholarship to access the application form from Monday 23 March 2015 when the program commences.  Students are reminded that applications closeFriday 24 April 2015



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Runciman & Mrs White

The SKC Careers Newsletter is intended as an information source for students and parents of the College. Reference to tertiary institutions, TAFEs, Independent Providers, GAP Programs, Work Experience Opportunities, Study Skills Providers, Preparation Courses, etc does not represent endorsement by the Careers Practitioners or the College.




March 20

posted 18 Mar 2015, 22:02 by Sue White

Having had many Year 12 parents attend Careers Appointments with their sons this term, it is apparent that our boys are very lucky to have the support and interest from home in their decisions and pathways.  This level of support is not witnessed in all schools and is a pleasure to witness at St Kevin’s.  This year for the first time we are running the Year 10 Parents As Careers and Transition Support (PACTS) Program as a one off session.  This session is for NEW Year 10 parents to the VCE process and pathway decisions only.  Families who have been through the senior school years, either at the College or with daughters or sons elsewhere will be familiar with the system and process from here on.  With in excess of 100 parents registered to attend the evening next Monday night, we are looking forward to sharing information, clarifying terminology and demystifying some of the myths which surround the VCE, tertiary entry and pathways from school.

 

Whilst many Year 10 students have completed the Occupational Health and Safety testing required to undertake work experience, we have only one Work Experience Arrangement form completed for the forthcoming holidays.  The deadline for applications for work experience in March/April has now passed.  Should any student have a signed but not submitted Work Experience Arrangement form who is intending to attend a work place over this two week period, please see Ms O’Sullivan AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


Reminders

·         UMAT Registrations by 5 June; Test Date: 29 July, 2015

·         Veterinary science Course Advice Day, Sat 21 Mar, Werribee; further information/registration:  http://fvas.unimelb.edu.au/news-and-events/events#course-information-day.


Do You Want To Find Out More About La Trobe University?

If so, attend Experience La Trobe.  You will attend workshops, lectures and seminars of your choice to find out about career options, areas of study, pathways and student life while parents can participate in a special 'parents program'.  To view the event program/register, follow the links: Melbourne Campus, Thursday 9 April and Bendigo Campus, Friday 10 April.  Experience La Trobe is offered across all five campuses with Melbourne and Bendigo running two events throughout the year (April and July).  


Check Out The University Of Melbourne

You are invited to explore the Parkville campus and find out about the range of study options available. Hear from current students, attend tailored sessions to learn more about entry requirements, Access Melbourne, course structures and other opportunities at Melbourne.  A tour of the Southbank campus (VCA) is also available.

 

Who: Year 10 - 12 students;

 

When: Friday 10 April (also 10 July);

 

Information: 13 63 52; Register: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/a-day-at-melbourne


Swinburne University News

 

Swinburne Open Day:

Swinburne is pleased to confirm that Swinburne Open Day 2015 will be held on Sunday 2 August at the Hawthorn campus.  You can register to receive updates about Open Day on the Swinburne website. Register now »


Swinburne University’s Design Factory

Swinburne Design Factory is part of the Global Design Factory Network – a global network of universities offering innovative education, research and partnerships.

This network brings together students, industry and researchers to co-create for extraordinary results. The aim is to turn ideas into reality. 

 

The projects offer students new and unique experiences, challenging team members to move outside of their comfort zone in order to create innovation and new thinking.

Over the course of a project, students gain valuable skills that can set them apart in the employment market, assisting with competencies such as:

§  interdisciplinary team work

§  communication and collaboration

§  project management

§  creative problem solving

§  client interaction


The Global Design Factory Network includes:

§  Aalto Design Factory at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

§  Aalto-Tongji Design Factory, at Tongji University in Shanghai, China

§  Duoc Design Factory at Duoc UC, Santiago, Chile

 

Find out more about the Design Factory at Design Factory


Monash University News

Ø  Comprehensive Courses vs. Specialist Courses

Deciding on a course is so much more than choosing a discipline to study!  Students have to weigh up considerations such as where to study, as well as how to study. The question of how to study can be particularly complex, as it depends on whether the student wants to keep their options open, or is ready to commit to a specialised area for the entirety of their degree.

 

Monash has grouped our courses into two ways of studying: Monash comprehensive courses, and Monash specialist courses.

 

Monash comprehensive courses are suitable for students who:

ü  Want to keep their study and graduate options open

ü  See university as an opportunity to try new things

ü  Need some time to discover and define their interests

 

Comprehensive courses offer a wide range of majors within a field, and students can start their course knowing what they want to major in, or spend up to a year figuring it out.  Another benefit of comprehensive courses is that they all contain elective units that can be studied either within or outside of their chosen field (i.e. from a different faculty). 
Monash comprehensive courses are: Bachelor degrees in Arts, Business, Commerce, Information Technology, and Science.

 

Monash specialist courses are most appropriate for students who:

ü  Are confident about what they want to study

ü  Know what they want to “be” upon graduation

Specialist courses allow students to study their chosen discipline from day one. Upon completion, many of these courses will provide students with the accreditation they require for professional practice.

Monash Specialist courses include: Bachelor degrees in Engineering, Teaching, Nursing, Law and Medicine.

 

Double degrees -should be considered for students that:
 

ü  Have a diverse range of interests and don’t want to give anything up

ü  Are time conscious – want to qualify in two separate disciplines in the shortest period of time

ü  Want to double their vocational opportunities upon graduation

 

Double degrees allow students to study for two degrees at the same time.  The double degree offerings span the comprehensive and specialist courses; degrees can comprise of two comprehensive courses, two specialist courses, or one comprehensive and one specialist course.


For further information about Monash comprehensive and specialist courses, watch this YouTube video -
Monash Comprehensive & Monash Specialist

Pharmacy

A new initiative from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Young Alchemists Club aims to bring together high achieving students who demonstrate a keen interest in the physical sciences. Get an opportunity to do hands-on experiments in the Monash labs, automatic enrolment in Monash seminars, tutoring in VCE, and VIP access to the annual Open House. To Register: www.monash.edu/pharm/future/outreach

 

Ø  New Bachelor of Health Science

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences has a suite of specialist courses that allow students to start their destination area of study from day one of university.  As part of this suite, Monash is now offering the new Bachelor of Health Sciences degree (3 years), which allows students to specialise in one of the following four areas:

ü  Public Health

ü  Human Services

ü  Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice

ü  Radiation Sciences

 

This degree will provide the opportunity for inter-professional education, and students may be able to change their specialisation (as listed above) after the first year.  Students who complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences will then be eligible for a range of Masters by Coursework degrees no longer than 1.5 years in length, including the Master of Public Health, and Master of Medical Radiations (Radiation Therapy).

 

For further information about the new Bachelor of Health Sciences, students are encouraged to attend the ‘At Monash’ Health Science seminar on Tuesday 19 May at Monash Clayton.   Registrations are essential at At Monash Seminar Series

 

Ø  Education – Double the Choice!

The Bachelor of Education (Honours) prepares students for a rewarding and successful career in teaching.  Students can focus their studies in early childhood, primary or secondary education or even a combination of these.  Further, an Education degree can be studied as a double degree with another area of interest.

 

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education (available as a single or double degree)

The Primary Education specialisation will qualify students to teach primary school children from five to twelve years of age.  The career opportunities provided by an education degree specialising in Primary Education can be further enhanced by studying it concurrently with a second degree.  Double degrees are available with Arts, Business, Commerce, Computer Science, Fine Art, Information Technology, Music or Science.

 

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education (must be taken as a double degree)

The Secondary Education specialisation will qualify students to teach at secondary school level in two curriculum areas.  It is studied as a double degree, and the choice of partner degree will determine which two subjects a student can teach in secondary schools.  For example, a student who had an interest in teaching Biology and Chemistry would choose the Bachelor of Education (Honours)/Bachelor of Science double degree.  Double degrees are available with Arts, Business, Commerce, Computer Science, Fine Art, Information Technology, Music or Science.

 

For further information about the Bachelor of Education (Honours), please refer to the Faculty of Education website at Monash Education


Deakin University News

Deakin University is relatively young, with 47,000 students, and campuses in Burwood (Melbourne), Geelong (Waterfront and Waurn Ponds) and Warrnambool.  It offers a very wide range of degrees in Architecture, Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Environment, Health, IT, Law, Medicine/Nursing, Optometry, Psychology, Science and Sport.  To find out more, attend Deakin Open Days (Warrnambool, Sunday 2 August; Geelong 9 August; Burwood 23 August).

 

New courses:

·         The Bachelor of Medical Imaging commenced this year at the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus. Sometimes known as Medical Diagnostic Radiography, the course assists the development of the knowledge, skills and clinical expertise that enable you to practice as a registered diagnostic radiographer. You could work in a hospital, private radiography practice or health department in areas of general radiography, digital vascular imaging, computed tomography (CT), general ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  There is a shortage of medical imaging practitioners in rural and regional Australia, and you could also work overseas. The Clearly-In ATAR for the course was 68.55. Prerequisites are: 3/4 English, one of biology, chemistry or physics, and maths methods or specialist maths. Also check out RMIT B. Applied Science in either medical imaging, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy and Monash B. Radiography and Medical Imaging. Medical sonography is a related career which you may also wish to explore.

·         The Bachelor of Entertainment Production is an innovative program providing the opportunity to become an organiser and manager of entertainment in a broad range of professional settings. The entertainment industries (media, arts, sports, museums and galleries, festivals and music) are important and expanding fields of social and economic activity. The course prepares you for a career in cultural production and programing through innovative learning and work experience. You can also choose a complementary area of study to hone your talents and learn more about how entertainment is made. All students undertake an industry placement. The ATAR this year was 62.30; the only prerequisite subject is 3/4 English (any).

 

Interested In The Environment

Whether you’d like to conserve animals and plants for future generations, study diverse marine and freshwater ecosystems or contribute to environmental management and sustainability, Deakin’s environment courses offer a range of great choices.

 

·         The Bachelor of Environmental Management and Sustainability (Burwood campus) focuses on finding solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems (eg water management solutions)

·         The Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology (Burwood) focuses on looking at solutions to wildlife and conservation issues - examine wildlife ecology and research, landscape and vegetation management, and biodiversity conservation and management.

·         The Bachelor of Marine Biology (Warrnambool) focuses on how marine organisms interact with their living and non-living environments and how marine ecosystems function.

·         The Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Warrnambool) focuses on fisheries resources management, aquaculture management, and fisheries biology with a focus on sustainability.


Are You Interested In A Career With Animals?

·         KEEPER FOR A DAY - Are you an aspiring zookeeper? Find out what takes to care for an amazing array of animals at both Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Learn how you can help us to Fight Extinction. Who: Years 7-12; When: Healesville Sanctuary: March 31st, April 1st, 7th, 8th. Werribee Open Range Zoo: March 31st, 2nd, 8th, 10th.

·         VET FOR A DAY - Come and work alongside veterinary staff on real life cases involving Healesville Sanctuary’s animals. Who: Years 7-12; When: April 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th. More information:  http://www.zoo.org.au/education/careers-programs; Bookings Essential: 1300 966 784.

RSPCA Short Courses

RSPCA Short Courses are designed to develop new skills for people dealing with animals; providing valuable access to industry experts and utilising quality resources and trainers.  Programs are tailored for those wanting to enter the animal industry or already working within this field, as well as allowing participants to increase their skills with their own pets.  More information about each program is at RSPCA Short Courses

 

The RSPCA also offers a number of programs for students aged 15 – 18 years who are considering working in the animal industry or simply have a love of animals, and these programs run during school holidays.  There is an upcoming Vet for a Day program that might interest some students.

 

Date:              Tuesday 7 April 2015

Time:              9:30am – 3pm

 

Find out more at Youth Holiday Program


Applying For A Tax File Number (TFN)

Until recently, schools could assist students to apply for a TFN.  This is no longer the case. Students now apply for a TFN online and have their identity verified in an interview at a participating Australia Post Office.  To apply and to find out about participating Post Offices: www.ato.gov.au, and search for QC27248.

 

NOTE: Not only do students need a TFN if employed, Year 12 students need a TFN when they accept an offer of a university or VET place in January 2016.


Eastern Health Work Experience Program 2015
The Work Experience Program at Eastern Health provides students with an opportunity to gain insight into the health care industry. 


The program is offered to students undertaking Years 10-12.  Students participating in the program are given an opportunity to spend one week working within available departments to observe and participate in the daily activities of those departments. 

The departments that may have placements available for the Work Experience program in 2015 include:-



• Nursing 
• Doctors 
• Physiotherapy 
• Pharmacy 
• Pathology 
• Biomedical Engineering 
• Medical Imaging/Radiology 
• Administration 
• Human Resources 
• IT 
• HIS (Health Information Services) 
• Finance 


 

Eastern Health is able to offer placements at the following major sites:

ü  Maroondah Hospital 

ü  Angliss Hospital 

ü  Box Hill Hospital 

ü  Wantirna Health/Peter James Centre 


The formal application process involves completing an online application form.  The online process allows students to have a greater understanding of the process involved when job seekers apply for positions within a hospital.  Students must please include their résumé and a cover letter.   In the cover letter, please include: 

The department you would like to complete your work experience placement 
• How you think it will assist you in choosing your further career 
• Dates of your placement
 

Applications for 2015 Work Experience placements close on Tuesday 31 March 2015.   Visit Eastern Health Work Experience to find out more and/or apply!


Careers in Criminology

Many students consider a career in the legal industry yet only know of a lawyer or judge.  Many have heard of, but do not know, what a criminologist does.

 

According to the Job Guide, criminologists examine the systems by which people accused of crimes are brought to justice, attempt to explain the reasons for criminal behaviour and suggest ways crime might be reduced.

 

Criminologists may perform the following tasks:

·         study the ways certain criminal justice agencies operate including the law courts, police services, prisons and community-based correction centres

·         provide information about crime and the ways in which people are processed by the criminal justice system

·         compile crime statistics and develop ways in which crime solving resources can be best used

 

Criminologists may specialise in organisational research, victimology, corporate crime, adult corrections and/or juvenile justice. They may work in the legal field, which tries to make sure that laws keep up with changes in society. They may also work in the social/psychological fields, which study the effects of the criminal justice system or the factors which contribute to offending behaviour by individuals. 

 

So, what type of person becomes a criminologist? 

ü  Someone who has analytical ability

ü  Someone with personal integrity

ü  Someone interested in welfare and human behaviour

ü  Someone interested in working with disadvantaged groups

Victorian Universities offering criminology courses at their Melbourne campuses include 


INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE REQUIREMENTS

ATAR 2015

Deakin

Criminology

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

66.05

Criminology/IT Security

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

60.25

Criminology/Law

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL.

92.15

Criminology/Psychological Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

78

RMIT

Criminal Justice Administration

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

85.05

Criminology & Psychology

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

90

Swinburne

Social Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

70

Business/Social Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

79.95

Victoria

Criminal Justice Studies

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

50.10

Legal Studies

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

57.20

 

 

 

 


2015 Young Carers Scholarship Program

Carers Victoria is offering scholarships of up to $250 to secondary school students in Victoria who provide care and support to a family member with an illness or disability

 

Over 105,000 young people in Victoria are believed to have significant care responsibilities.  They may support their mother, father, sister or brother at home because of a disability or illness.  Many are at risk of dropping out of school, or have difficulty establishing social networks and participating in activities that their peers enjoy. 

 

Any student who feels they might be eligible to apply for this scholarship should visit Young Carer Scholarship to access the application form from Monday 23 March 2015 when the program commences.  Students are reminded that applications close Friday 24 April 2015



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Runciman & Mrs White

The SKC Careers Newsletter is intended as an information source for students and parents of the College. Reference to tertiary institutions, TAFEs, Independent Providers, GAP Programs, Work Experience Opportunities, Study Skills Providers, Preparation Courses, etc does not represent endorsement by the Careers Practitioners or the College.



March 13

posted 11 Mar 2015, 20:03 by Sue White

It is time for students to start thinking about the forthcoming holidays and how they might make best use of their time if families are not away from Melbourne on holiday.  Many of the tertiary institutions have “Student Experience” days for students in Years 10, 11 or 12.  These days provide a valuable insight into what it actually feels like to be on campus and which particular courses are offered.  It is very difficult for students to make appropriate tertiary course and institution selections if they do not have first-hand knowledge of the environment and options.  Watch for details of such forthcoming events and how to register will be in the Careers News

 

Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who are thinking of organising a work experience placements for the forthcoming holidays are also encouraged to see Ms O’Sullivan as soon as possible.  Students who make arrangements prior to doing so are not assured of having the occupational health and safety requirements together with the relevant paperwork completed prior to the end of term.  Such students will be unable to go to their placement as they will not be insured.

 

There are still some Careers Appointments available prior to the end of term.  Year 12 students who have not booked an appointment are asked to do so as soon as possible.  Remember the final week of term is SAC/practice exam week.  Appointments will be available but students are asked to book them only once the SAC timetable has been released.  Year 10 students and families are asked to book appointments regarding VCE subject selection and tertiary pathways following the DAT Feedback Evening which is on Thursday April 16. 


Experience La Trobe University

Experience La Trobe is designed especially for Year 10, 11 and 12 students and their parents to get a taste of what it is like to be a university student for a day and get the inside scoop on what really happens after high school.  Students may participate in workshops of their choice, find out about student life and also check out the Melbourne campus, including student accommodation.   University students and staff will be there to help participants out and answer any questions that might arise.  Experience La Trobe is a free event - with lunch and entertainment provided! 

Date:              Friday 9 April 2015

Time:           9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue:         Melbourne Campus

 

To register, visit Experience La Trobe Melbourne, or email study@latrobe.edu.au for more information.


To find out about the dates and times of Experience La Trobe at its other campuses, visit Experience La Trobe


Pathway to Medicine at Bond University

Students who graduate from the Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Bond University with the Pre-Health Professional major and meet the minimum required GPA, may be eligible to enter the second year of the Bond Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery program.  The selection process will be based on GPA, performance on GAMSAT and an interview, with offers made once results and the final GPA becomes available.  Up to 5 places in Year 2 will be reserved for the Bond Biomedical Science (Pre-Health Professional major) graduates.  Students should please note current MBBS requirements still apply.

The Bond Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery program is only open to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, holders of an Australian Humanitarian Visa and New Zealand citizens.  

For more information about the Bachelor of Biomedical Science course, visit Bachelor of Biomedical Science


Profiling the CAPSTONE Program at Swinburne

Capstones are final-year projects that provide students with a professionally focused learning experience which allows them to put learnt theory into practice. 

These experiences not only prepare students for their future careers and for successful employment after graduation, but also represent a wonderful resource for industry and organisations.  Students get the opportunity to work on projects that are based on real-world challenges. 


Capstone units are available in the following degrees –

·         Business

·         Information & Communication Technologies

·         Journalism and Media

·         Design


Find out more by clicking on Capstone Program


Nutritionists and Dietitians

Dietitians and nutritionists are both food and nutrition experts. 

 

Nutritionists study and provide advice about dietary habits to encourage the achievement of a healthy lifestyle.

Nutritionists may have a high level of contact with the public.  To become a nutritionist students usually have to study nutrition, science or applied science at university with a major in nutrition.  Student membership is available with Nutrition Australia or the Nutrition Society of Australia. For more information, visit Nutrition Society of Australia.

Dietitians apply the art and science of human nutrition to help people understand the relationship between food and health, make healthy dietary choices and prevent and treat illness and disease.
Dietitians may also generally have a high level of contact with the public.  To become a dietitian students usually have to study a degree in dietetics accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia.   For more information visit Dietitians Association of Australia.

 

It is important to note that in Australia all dietitians are considered to be nutritionists; however, nutritionists without a dietetics qualification cannot take on the specialised role of a dietitian.

Victorian universities offering courses in nutrition, food science and/or dietetics include:

 

UNIVERSITY

COURSE

VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

± ATAR - 2015

Deakin

Food & Nutrition Sciences

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in EAL or at least 25 in any other English

69.85 (Melbourne)

Food & Nutrition Sciences/Commerce

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in EAL or at least 25 in any other English

71.75 (Melbourne)

Federation

Food & Nutritional Sciences

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of any Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics

n/a (Mount Helen)

La Trobe

Applied Science/Dietetic Practice

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in EAL or at least 25 in any other English; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.

93.40 (Melbourne)

Human Nutrition

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in EAL or at least 25 in any other English; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.

65.85 (Melbourne)

Monash

Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours)

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in EAL or at least 30 in any other English; and a study score of at least 30 in Chemistry.

91.45 (Clayton)

Nutrition Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in EAL or at least 30 in any other English; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry.

76.60 (Clayton)

RMIT

Food Technology & Nutrition

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in EAL or at least 25 in any other English; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics

65.05 (City/Bundoora)

Food Technology/Business Management

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematic

83.05 (City/Bundoora)

Food Technology/Engineering – Chemical (Honours)

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in EAL or at least 25 in any other English; and a study score of at least 20 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

87.95 (City/Bundoora)

Victoria

Food Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in EAL or at least 20 in any other English

n/a (St Albans)

Human Nutrition

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in EAL or at least 20 in any other English

57.10 (St Albans)

 

 

 

 

Students are encouraged to browse www.vtac.edu.au for a comprehensive list!


University of New South Wales Guaranteed Entry – New for 2016

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is introducing a Guaranteed Entry Scheme for 2016 admission to UNSW.  Simply put, Guaranteed Entry allows students to know what ATAR will guarantee them a place in a particular degree at UNSW.   Students can click on the link below that to a booklet that lists those ATARs as well as addressing some frequently asked questions that will provide students with more details on what is involved, and how these ATARs have been calculated.

 

Click on Guaranteed Entry and read through the useful FAQs at the end of the booklet!


Join Us and Experience a Day at Melbourne University

This special event is designed for Year 10 to 12 students and their families.  You are invited 

to come and explore our vibrant Parkville Campus and find out more about the range of study options available at Australia's number one University*.

Hear from current students about what it's like to study at Melbourne, and attend tailored sessions to learn more about entry requirements, course structures and other opportunities available to Melbourne students.

A tour of our Southbank Campus will also be included in the program for those who wish to visit the Victorian College of the Arts.

This event is ideal for international or domestic students, whether you're studying locally, interstate or in regional Victoria.  It's a great opportunity to gather information and talk to University staff about all aspects of studying and life in Melbourne.

Find Out More About:

  • Undergraduate degrees and graduate pathways at Melbourne
  • Unique opportunities to enrich your degree such as concurrent diplomas and going on exchange and studying abroad
  • Admissions and entry requirements
  • Access Melbourne and Melbourne Scholarships
  • Accommodation options
  • How parents can help with the transition to University
Event Information:

Where:        University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus
When:          Friday 10 April 2015
                   Friday 10 July 2015



Register Now at futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/a-day-at-melbourne

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015

For Further Information please call: 13 MELB (13 6352)



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Runciman & Mrs White

The SKC Careers Newsletter is intended as an information source for students and parents of the College. Reference to tertiary institutions, TAFEs, Independent Providers, GAP Programs, Work Experience Opportunities, Study Skills Providers, Preparation Courses, etc does not represent endorsement by the Careers Practitioners or the College.



 

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