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September 15th

posted 14 Sep 2016, 22:00 by Sue White

It is very pleasing that there are many Year 10 students who have taken the opportunity of the forthcoming holidays to spend one week at a Work Experience placement.  We hope that the placements are rewarding experiences and provide valuable insights into the worlds of work into which the students are venturing.  The benefit of this first-hand experience when discussing careers pathways cannot be overestimated.  Ms O’Sullivan will contact all students once during their time at the place of work to discuss how the placement is progressing.

 

Year 12 students who have not submitted their VTAC preferences have until Thursday 29th September at 5pm to do so without financial penalty.  All such students have been contacted and reminded of this during the last week of term.  Students applying for Special Consideration (SEAS) are reminded that the deadline for submission of ALL documentation is Tuesday 4th October at 5pm.  With the release of the UMAT results imminent, it is important to remind students aspiring to Medicine NOT to remove any Medicine courses from their VTAC preference list as these CANNOT be reinstated at a later date, no matter what your UMAT result.  Mrs White will be available Monday 19th September to help students with their VTAC applications if required.

 

Year 10 and 11 students are reminded that there are many programs to attend at the Universities during the holidays to familiarise yourself with their environments and programs.  Year 12 students are reminded about the Monash and RMIT Folio Preparation courses which may still have some places available.


Reminders

·         Year 12 Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) - timely applications close 29th September

·         Monash University Art, Design & Architecture (MADA) Workshops – 26th & 27th September, MADA (Caulfield campus) for Year 11 & 12’s; Bookings: www.monash.edu/mada/workshops.

·         Take CTRL Event – Taste IT at Monash Clayton; 10am - 4pm, Tuesday 27th September; Details/bookings: www.it.monash.edu/TakeCTRL; Taylor Maxwell phone: 9905 5845, taylor.maxwell@monash.edu

·         Science in the City Laboratory Tours – at RMIT; 11am - 2pm, Monday 19th Sept; Information/registration: http://www.rmit.edu.au/events/all-events/tours/2016/september/science-in-the-city-lab-tour

·         Swinburne University – Want advice about study? If so, attend an Advice Night. Hawthorn: 4 - 6pm, 13th September; See: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/choose/vtac-advice-nights/

 

Year 12 News

Ø  VTAC Applications

If you are planning to study next year, make sure you have your VTAC course application done by 29the September - see www.vtac.edu.au.  Also, remember that Special Entry Admissions Scheme (SEAS) applications close on Tuesday 4th October (first week of term 4) so get onto it as soon as possible.

Ø  Tertiary Offers

The first round of offers of places will occur on 18 January, 2017. You can adjust your preferences after each offer round, irrespective of whether you have received an offer of a place already or not. There will be five rounds of offers. Change of preference will close a few days before each offer round and reopen the day after each offer round.

Ø  Pathways

Concerned about your ATAR? Universities have pathways into many of their degrees, very useful if you don’t achieve a high enough ATAR this year. For example, lower ATAR’s are required at Colleges linked with the university (eg Monash and Deakin Colleges), relevant TAFE courses require a lower or no ATAR, and some universities offer associate degrees requiring lower ATAR’s.  More details in the next newsletter.

Ø  Audition and Art Folio Preparation Workshops

Hoping for a great audition or art/design folio presentation?  Hone your skills/techniques with a Box Hill Institute one-day workshop.

·         Audition skills for Musicians: 26th September (Whitehorse campus); Audition skills for Musical Theatre: 28th September (City campus), see: www.boxhill.edu.au/courses/audition-skills-pafas-sc/;

·         Folio preparation for Designers, 28th September (Nelson campus); Folio preparation for visual artists: 27th September (City campus), see: www.boxhill.edu.au/courses/folio-preparation-paffp-sc/.

 

NOTE: Free if applying for a Box Hill Institute music, musical theatre, design or

visual arts course. Call 1300 BOX HILL to book.

  

Thinking of Studying Marine Biology at Deakin University?

From 2017 you will be able to study Marine Biology at either Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds or Warrnambool campuses.  You will learn about how marine ecosystems function and how organisms interact with their living and non-living environments. There will be hands-on experience through fieldwork in temperate marine environments on the Victorian coast.  There will also be opportunities to study tropical marine environments within Australia and overseas.  More information see: http://www.deakin.edu.au/course/bachelor-environmental-science-marine-biology

 

William Angliss Institute News

Located in La Trobe St, Melbourne, William Angliss is a specialist centre for food, tourism, hospitality and events courses.  William Angliss has been teaching and mentoring students for 75 years. It has modern training facilities, training restaurants and demonstration kitchens ensuring that skills learned occur in a realistic environment.  If you wish to apply for a Cert IV, Advanced Diploma or Bachelor Degree at William Angliss, you need to submit a VTAC application.  Apply direct to the Institute for all Certificate III courses

 

William Angliss is holding an Information Evening where you can get your questions answered. When: 5.30-7.00pm, Wed 21 Sept; Book: www.angliss.edu.au/first.

 

Due to limited places, the Certificate III Aviation (Cabin Crew) interview process is now more selective. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview in late November and must RSVP to the invitation. Interview format: registration and induction; team activities looking for teamwork, initiative, enthusiasm and communication skills; lunch break; panel interview.  

 

Monash University News

Ø  Monash Indigenous Entry Scheme

The new Monash Indigenous Entry Scheme guarantees an offer to Indigenous Australian students into a range of courses with an achieved ATAR of 50+, the required course prerequisites and the completion of a supplementary information form. All indigenous students at Monash are eligible to apply for a range of scholarships, and receive support through the Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit. Information: https://www.study.monash/how-to-apply/indigenous-student-applications.

Ø  VCE Science Revision Lectures

Monash Science (Clayton) is providing free VCE exam revision in the September break. The seminars are designed to reinforce key competencies and will be delivered by qualified VCE teachers. 3/4 Maths Methods: Monday 26th September; 3/4 Chemistry: Tuesday 27th September; 3/4 Physics, Wednesday 28th September; 3/4 Biology, Thursday 29th September; 3/4 Specialist Maths, Friday 30th September

 

Register on line at: http://www.monash.edu/science/about/events.

Ø  Science Precinct Tours

Monash is providing these tours in the holidays. Be guided by current students, find out more about studying science at Monash, and obtain course advice. Register: http://www.monash.edu/science/about/events

Ø  Scholarships

The Monash program recognises exceptional achievement, and support students who have experienced financial disadvantage. Through the merit and equity categories. Students with at least one Monash course listed in their VTAC application will be considered fro the merit scholarships. No separate application is required. Other scholarships must be applied for through VTAC, with applications closing 5pm, 15 October. See: www.vtac.edu.au/scholarships. Applications are now open for the Monash Community Leaders Scholarships. This rewards and supports students who want to use their Monash education to make a difference, and recipients receive $4,000pa and join a network of other high-achieving students who help inspire young people to pursue university study.

 

Information: www.monash.edu/access/mentoring/become_mentor

 

How Do I Get A Job?

A helpful website has suggestions on how to present yourself, what employers are looking for, and so on. See: www.employment.gov.au/posters-job-seekers.

 

Ms Nelson, 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.



September 8

posted 7 Sep 2016, 22:27 by Sue White

Year 12 students who have not yet had or booked a Careers Appointment with us to enter their VTAC tertiary preferences have been asked to do so as soon as possible.  The deadline for timely applications is Thursday 29th September at 5pm.  This date falls in the school holidays and we are asking all Year 12 students to have their first draft of preferences submitted prior to the end of term.  Doing so will ensure payment is $32 rather than an escalated amount for a late application next term.  Year 12 students are also reminded that a Tax File Number is required to enrol in any tertiary course.  Tax File Number applications are ONLY available via the Tax Department following which students must arrange an interview at the Post Office to produce relevant identification documentation.  This should not be left until December as there is a delay in receiving the Tax File Number once appropriate application procedure has been completed.

 

NO further Work Experience may be organised for the forthcoming holidays.  Students wishing to undertake Work Experience at the end of the year may arrange to do so until the closure of the College Reception Office.


Reminder: VTAC 2016 Key Dates

Timely applications through VTAC

Thursday 29 September 2016

SEAS applications close

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Scholarships through VTAC close

Friday 14 October 2016


The VTAC website is www.vtac.edu.au.   


Studying in the USA

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

 

Date:           Thursday 29 September 2016

Time:           3pm – 4:30 pm
Location:      US Consulate General, Level 6, 553 St Kilda Road in Melbourne

Students must register their attendance – for more information, please visit
Study in the USA Information Session 


Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA)

Students considering a course, and eventually career, in medicine are invited to visit the Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA) website as it is a very comprehensive resource for prospective students, first year students, and graduating students. 
Visit Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA) to find out more!


Forensic Medicine Career Information Session

The Institute of Forensic Medicine is hosting another Career Information Session, developed by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in response to the large number of enquiries they receive regarding Work Experience.  Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of the work carried out at the Institute, work experience cannot be offered.  So, the Career Information Session has been developed for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to offer an insight into the various career options in the forensic sciences. 

 

Date:              Monday 26 September 2016
Time:              12:30pm – 4pm
Venue:           Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 63 Kavanagh Street, Southbank


Unfortunately there is NO tour of the building available.  Spaces are limited so attendees MUST RSVP to this event.  To register visit Forensic Medicine Careers Information Session


Nursing Degree @ Holmesglen Institute

Did you know that you can complete a Bachelor of Nursing degree at Holmesglen?  Did you know that, although this nursing degree is offered through a TAFE, it is a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)?

The entry requirements into the Bachelor of Nursing is a successful completion of the VCE including Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in one of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English.  Students will also need to attain a minimum of a 50 ATAR to be considered for this course.  Graduates of this course are eligible to receive the Bachelor of Nursing and are eligible to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a registered nurse. 

For more information about this degree and the course structure, etc. visit Nursing Degree @ Holmesglen Institute


Discover ADFA

For those interested in finding out about what it might be like studying at ADFA, there is an interactive video to experience military training and immerse yourself in university life.  

Go to: http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/campaigns/discover-adfa/


 Teaching Degrees – Early Childhood 

Unless otherwise indicated* Early Childhood teaching degrees all have the same VCE prerequisites: Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.  Unless otherwise stated, these degrees are also 4-year degrees.

For a comprehensive list of all teaching courses, their exact prerequisites, their majors and other double degrees they might be linked to, visit VTAC.

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE

ATAR 2016

ACU
(M) – Melbourne
(Ba) – Ballarat

Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five Years)

n/a (M)

Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

58.75 (M)

62.80 (Ba)

CHARLES STURT

(AW) – Albury-Wodonga

Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

n/a (AW)

DEAKIN

(M) – Melbourne

Early Childhood Education ^

60.30 (M)

FEDERATION

(Mt. H) – Mt. Helen Ballarat

Education (Birth-Year 6)

n/a (Mt. H)

HOLMESGLEN

(W) – Waverley

Early Childhood Teaching*

n/a (W)

LA TROBE

(B) – Bendigo

Early Childhood Education

n/a (B)

MONASH

(P) – Peninsula

Education (Honours) (Early Years and Primary)

78.00 (P)

RMIT
(Bu) – Bundoora

Education (Early Childhood Education)*

n/a (Bu)

Education (Primary and Early Childhood Education)*

65.15 (Bu)

SWINBURNE

(H) – Hawthorn

Education (Early Childhood)*

n/a (H)

 

VU

(St. A) – St. Albans

Education (Early Childhood/Primary)

n/a St. A)

 

 

 


^ 35 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

A reminder: The Australian Government now requires all students undertaking Initial Teacher Education courses in Australia to pass a literacy and numeracy test in order to obtain their degree.  Many universities will require their students to sit this test in the first year of their teaching course.  To find out more about the literacy and numeracy test, and to try a few sample questions visit Teacher Quality.


Teaching Degrees – Primary School

Unless otherwise indicated* primary teaching degrees all have the same VCE prerequisites: Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.  Unless otherwise stated, these degrees are also 4-year degrees.  For a comprehensive list of all teaching courses, their exact prerequisites, their majors and other double degrees they might be linked to, visit VTAC.

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE

ATAR 2016

ACU
(M) – Melbourne
(Ba) – Ballarat

Education (Primary)

58.55 (M)
59.15 (Ba)

CHARLES STURT

(AW) – Albury-Wodonga

Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

n/a (AW)

Education (K-12)

n/a (AW)

DEAKIN
(G) – Geelong
(M) – Melbourne

(W) - Warrnambool

Education (Primary) ^

60.35 (G)
62.00 (M)

60.55 (W)

FEDERATION

(G) – Gippsland

(Mt. H) – Mt. Helen Ballarat

Primary Education

n/a (G)

n/a (Mt. H)

LA TROBE

(B) – Bendigo

(M) – Melbourne

(Mi) – Mildura

Education

n/a (B)

n/a (Mi)

Teaching (Primary)

n/a (M)

MONASH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(C) – Clayton

(P) – Peninsula

Education (Honours) (Primary)

75.25 (P)

Education (Honours) (Early Years and Primary)

78.00 (P)

Education (Honours) (Primary and Secondary)

n/a (C)

Education (Honours) (Primary and Secondary Health & PE)

n/a (P)

Education (Honours) (Primary and Secondary Inclusive Ed)

n/a (C)

Education (Honours) (Primary)/Arts

86.70 (C)

Education (Honours) Primary Education/Computer Science*

n/a (C)

Education (Honours) (Primary)/Music*

n/a (C)

Education (Honours) (Primary)/Science*

n/a (C)

Education (Honours) (Primary)/Visual Arts*

n/a (C)

RMIT

 

 

 

(Br) – Brunswick 

(Bu) – Bundoora

Education (Primary Education and Disability Studies)*

n/a (Bu)

Education (Primary and Early Childhood Education)*

65.15 (Bu)

Education (Primary Education)*

65.00(Br)

65.00 (Bu)

Health and Physical Education*

65.50 (Bu)

SWINBURNE

Education (Primary)

60.00 (H)

VU

(FP) – Footscray Park

(St. A) – St Albans

Education (Prep-Year 12)

n/a (FP)

Education (Early Childhood/Primary)

n/a St. A)

Education (Prep-Year 12) – Disability Studies

n/a (FP)

 

^ 35 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL


Teaching Degrees – Secondary School

Unless otherwise indicated* secondary teaching degrees all have the same VCE prerequisites: Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.  Unless otherwise stated, these degrees are also 4-year degrees.  For a comprehensive list of all teaching courses, their exact prerequisites, their majors and other double degrees*** they might be linked to, visit VTAC.

 

 

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE

ATAR 2016

ACU



(M) – Melbourne

Teaching/Arts (Humanities)

58.65 (M)

Teaching/Arts (Mathematics)*

n/a (M)

Teaching/Science*

n/a

Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts)

63.80 (M)

Teaching/Exercise Science

58.60 (M)

CHARLES STURT
(AW) – Albury-Wodonga

Education (K-12)

n/a (AW)

Outdoor Education

n/a (AW)

DEAKIN

(G) – Geelong
(M) – Melbourne

Health and Physical Education (Secondary)

65.59 (G)
77.09 (M)

Teaching - Secondary/Arts

n/a (M)

Teaching - Secondary/Science

n/a (M)

FEDERATION

 

(Mt. H) – Mt. Helen Ballarat
(G) - Gippsland

Health and Physical Education/Outdoor and Education

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

Mathematical Sciences/Education*

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

Science/Education*

n/a (Mt. H)

Education

n/a (B)

n/a (Mi)

Physical and Outdoor Education

53.25 (B)

Science/Teaching (Secondary)*

n/a (M)

Teaching (Secondary)

62.35 (M)

MONASH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(C) – Clayton

(P) – Peninsula

Education (Honours) (Primary and Secondary)

75.05 (Be)

Education (Honours) (Primary and Secondary Health & PE)

n/a (P)

Education (Honours) (Primary and Secondary Inclusive Ed)

n/a (C)

Education (Honours) (Secondary Health & PE)

75.05 (P)

Education (Honours) (Secondary)/Arts

86.60 (C)

Education (Honours) (Secondary)/Computer Science*

n/a (C)

Education (Honours) (Secondary)/Music*

n/a(C)

Education (Honours) (Secondary)/Science*

86.60 (C)

Education (Honours) (Secondary)/Visual Arts*

n/a (C)

RMIT

(Bu) – Bundoora

Health and Physical Education*

65.50 (Bu)

SWINBURNE

(H) – Hawthorn

Education (Secondary)*

n/a (H)

Education (Secondary)/Arts*

60.50 (H)

Education (Secondary)/Science*

n/a (H)

VU

(FP) – Footscray Park

Education (Prep-Year 12)***

n/a (FP)

Education (Prep-Year 12) – Disability Studies

n/a (FP)

 

 

 




Ms Nelson, 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.




September 1

posted 31 Aug 2016, 21:19 by Sue White

Helping students look outside their comfort zones when researching pathways after Year 12 is one of the challenging roles of a Career Practitioner.  Recently I was privileged to be invited to spend two days at the Australian National University (ANU).  I was provided with the opportunity to speak with faculty members about their course offerings, hear from the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington who passionately outlined the flexible double and vertical double degree options available, together with a forward thinking new plan for admissions from 2018 including more than just ATAR alone, and attend the ANU Open Day.  ANU provides an atmosphere as close to an American College atmosphere as Australia offers.  All first year students are guaranteed accommodation on site and over 60% of students on campus are not ACT locals (or “townies” as they are affectionately known).  It was a pleasure, also, to catch up with two recent past students, Glen Cocheril-Lopez and Liam Fitzpatrick who only speak glowingly about their life at ANU.  High achieving students commencing Year 11, 2017, will be asked to apply to the ANU Chancellor’s Scholars Program which entitles them to the possibility of an early offer to our national university.  Please look for this information early next year as the ANU should definitely be one of the universities on our student radars come tertiary pathway decisions in Year 12.

 

Any students wanting to undertake Work Experience in the forthcoming holidays are asked to see Ms O’Sullivan before the end of Week 8 (TOMORROW) to ensure the appropriate occupational health and safety testing and paperwork can be completed prior to the end of term.  Work Experience Arrangement Forms will not be provided to students for placements in the forthcoming holidays after this.


Reminder: VTAC Key Dates  

Timely applications through VTAC

Thursday 29 September 2016

SEAS applications close

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Scholarships through VTAC close

Friday 14 October 2016


Also, students applying for courses that have extra requirements (i.e. submitting a folio, a pre-selection kit, arranging an interview, etc.) are reminded that failure to meet the deadline date for these means students may no longer be eligible for selection into their desired course.

 

Students eligible to apply for SEAS are also reminded that they cannot apply for SEAS until they have made their VTAC application, so putting their VTAC application in soon would be to their advantage! 

 

The VTAC website is www.vtac.edu.au.   


The 2017 C.A.S Hawker Residential Scholarship

C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships are one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate students in Australia. Each residential scholarship is valued at up to $60,000 over three years

Information about the C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship and an application form are available at www.hawkerscholarship.org or by contacting the secretary to the Trustees on 08 8127 1654.

The Charles Hawker Scholarship perpetuates the memory of scholar, soldier and pastoralist Charles Allan Seymour Hawker and commemorates the achievements of one of Australia’s most respected statesmen.

C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships have been presented by Governor-General Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC, South Australian Premier Hon Jay Weatherill MP, former Speaker of the House of Representatives and Hawker family member Hon David Hawker AO and former Governor-General The Hon Major General Michael Jeffery AC.

The scholarships are available to all Australian students. The majority have been awarded to students entering their first year of university study.

Selection is largely based on personal qualities and demonstrated leadership as well as academic ability. Undergraduate Hawker Scholars are able to attend a range of Australian educational institutions.  Please see the website for details.


Surveying pathway changes at University of Melbourne

Students are reminded that they can either study a Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science to lead to the Master of Engineering (Spatial) or the Master of Information Technology (Spatial) at the University of Melbourne in order to become a Graduate Surveyor.  Students who choose the Bachelor of Design, will major in Spatial Systems, and students who enrol in the Bachelor of Science will major in Science - Spatial Systems

 

Find out more about careers in surveying at Surveying - A life without Limits!


Royal Victorian Aero Club Flight Training

The Royal Victorian Aero Club, for almost 100 years has been providing flight training for both private pilots and commercial career pilots.  Located at Moorabbin Airport, they have highly qualified instructors and a large diverse fleet of aircraft.

This Registered Training Organisation offers flight training from ab initio (no prior experience) to Commercial in their new AV150215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence) course with VET FEE-HELP available/

The next intake for this course is currently scheduled for 2017 with an anticipated start date in February.  The course is conducted full time with a duration of 57 weeks over 3 half year semesters.  The current cost of the course is $62,000.  Tuition provides the student with all the requirements to apply for a CASA Commercial Pilot Flight Crew Licence on successful completion.

Minimum Entry Requirements are Pre-Enrolment Skill & Knowledge Test, short SIM session (no charge) & Interview.

Applicants who are successful at the interview stage will then be required to obtain the following to meet final entry requirements as listed:

* Aviation Reference Number

* Aviation Class 1 Aviation Medical

* Aviation Security Identity Check (ASIC)

If you would like further information please contact Helen Walker or Jeannine Kittle on 8586 777.


Studying in the USA Information Session

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

 

Date:           Thursday 29 September 2016

Time:           3pm – 4:30 pm
Location:      U.S. Consulate General, Level 6, 553 St Kilda Road in Melbourne

Students must register their attendance – for more information, please visit Study in the USA Information Session  


Box Hill Institute Art Folio Preparation Workshops

Box Hill Institute is pleased to offer FREE Audition & Art Folio Preparation Workshops for students looking to apply for a Music, Design or Visual Arts related course once they conclude their schooling.

The Audition Skills Workshop will assist students develop skills to be successful at auditions, whilst the Art Folio Workshop will assist students in developing their skills to be successful at interviewing where folio presentation is required.

Both workshops run for 6.5 hours during the September holidays, at both our Box Hill and City Campus.

Please click the here for more information and to book.


Monash University Science Precinct Guided Tours

Due to the increased interest after the recent Open Day, the Faculty of Science at Monash University has decided to run a series of Science Precinct Guided Tours in the upcoming school holidays.  There are numerous days and times available, and to register for one of these tours, visit Science Precinct Tours


Career as a Veterinarian

Students keen on a career as a Veterinarian might like to browse the following very useful links - Career as a Veterinarian (shared with us by Essendon Vet Clinic) and a virtual tour of the Veterinary Hospital at the University of Melbourne - University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital


Associate Degrees at Deakin

Ø  Associate Degree of Arts

The Associate Degree of Arts is a two year, full time program specifically designed for students who would benefit from a supported entry to tertiary study.  The course provides a pathway into university and articulates into either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Criminology with credit for prior learning.  The Associate Degree may also be taken as a stand-alone qualification.  This is an excellent option for some students, and students are encouraged to browse the following links to find out more: Associate Degree of Arts

Ø  Associate Degree of Education

The two-year Associate Degree of Education teaches students skills they will need to be successful at university, such as communication skills, digital literacy, and critical thinking and teamwork skills.  On successful completion of the, students are guaranteed entry into Deakin’s Bachelor of Education (Primary).  Students could also receive up to 14 credit points, reducing the number of units they need to study in their bachelor course – saving time and money.

The Associate Degree of Education may also be taken as a stand-alone qualification.  Students are encourage to browse: Associate Degree of Education  

These courses are targeted at students who do not satisfy the usual university entry requirements including students who have completed Year 12 but have achieved an ATAR score which is insufficient to gain normal entry into the bachelor degree.  Applications for these two courses are to be made directly to Deakin University, and not through VTAC -
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Australian Apprenticeships

Ø  What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship or traineeship is a training contract between an employer and an employee in which the apprentice or trainee learns the skills needed for a particular occupation or trade.

An apprenticeship or traineeship can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis and can be used as a valuable stepping stone to start a career in an industry you want to work in. 

There are more than 500 occupations offering apprenticeships or traineeships – in traditional areas as well as a diverse range of emerging careers.

Why undertake an Australian Apprenticeship?

  • You get paid as you work
  • You gain “Hands on” experience
  • This is a real alternative to tertiary study
  • Creates a pathway - Cert  II to Advanced Diploma
  • The training you receive is relevant to the industry
  • Nationally Recognised Qualification
How long does it take to complete an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships used to take up to around four years, depending on the occupation or industry. These days, apprenticeships are ‘competency based’, which means that you can complete your apprenticeship early when you reach the required level of skill.   However, licensed tradeselectrical, floristry, plumbing and buildingare not yet ‘competency based’ and still require you to be an apprentice for four years in order to obtain registration in that trade. 

Visit Australian Apprenticeships to find out more!

 

Pathways to Flinders University
Flinders has pathways to university if your year has not worked out as planned. 

ü  Flinders Unileap – Unileap

ü  Bachelor of General Studies - General Studies

ü  Pathway courses - Pathways


Browse
Flinders University to find out about all courses on offer!


Careers in the Rail Industry

The rail industry has much to offer…more than you imagined!  There are many careers in rail, including:

  • ·         Mechanical, Electrical & Civil Engineering
  • ·         Design, Drafting & Logistics
  • ·         Safety, Security & the Environment
  • ·         Customer Service, PR, Sales and Marketing
  • ·         IT, Systems, Project Management
  • ·         Signalling, Communications, CCTV
  • ·         Accounting, Commercial Management
  • ·         Human Resources and People Management

For more information about the many careers in the Rail Industry, visit Rail Careers.


Courses in Agriculture

Growing enough food to sustain the world is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing in the 21st century.  Below are a number of degrees that prepare students to become experts in the science of agriculture so they can take on an advisory role in agriculture and farming practices.  For a comprehensive list of courses (including the many double-degree options) on offer at universities, TAFEs and Private Providers, visit VTAC.

INSTITUTION

COURSE NAME

VCE PREREQUISITES

MAJOR STUDIES

CHARLES STURT

General Studies (Science)

n/a

Agriculture, Allied health, Biomedical sciences, Environmental science, Equine science, Medical science, Nursing, Paramedicine, Wine science.

LA TROBE

Agricultural Sciences

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

Agribusiness, Agricultural biotechnology, Agricultural marketing, Agricultural science, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal and plant biology, Plant and animal production, Soil science

Agriculture & Technology

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

Agribusiness, Agricultural Studies, Agricultural enterprises, Agronomy, Animal management and nutrition, Aquaculture, Commodity marketing, Environmental management, Fish biology, Food quality and logistics, Future farming technologies, Genomics, International business, Mollusc and crustacean biology, Natural resource management, Research methods and project, Rural business management, Soil and water, Soil science and plant nutrition, Sustainability, Vineyard management, Viticulture and Winemaking, Wine chemistry, Wine evaluation.

UNI MELBOURNE

Agriculture

Minimum ATAR of 70.00. 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 Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or at least 30 in Maths: Further Mathematics.

Agricultural economics, Plant and soil science, Production animal science.

WILLIAM ANGLISS

Food Studies

n/a but all applicants must submit a Pre-selection Form as part of selection into the degree

Agriculture and farming Systems, Culinary artistry, Culture and cuisine, Diet and health in society, Economics and global impacts, Food and gastronomy in literature and media, Innovation and entrepreneurship, Movements and social change, Sensory education.



August 25

posted 24 Aug 2016, 18:47 by Sue White

With the final evening of Secondary Academic Progress Interviews completed and subject selection forms all due this week, students can now concentrate on achieving the best possible results for the remainder of the academic year.  It is amazing how much easier the step up from one year to the next can be with a solid finish to the year prior whether this be from Year 7 to Year 8 or Year 11 to Year 12.

 

Year 10 students considering applying for a VET (Vocational Education and Training) subject in Year 11 are reminded that there is an additional application form to complete and hand in to Careers together with an online application.  Once we have notice of your intention to do a VET subject, we will send you a letter with details of the compulsory Orientation Evening to attend in October.  Year 11 VET students intending to continue with the VET 3/4 in Year 12 are reminded that they need to re-enrol on the IMVC Portal.

 

Any students wanting to undertake Work Experience in the forthcoming holidays are asked to see Ms O’Sullivan before the end of Week 8 (2nd September) to ensure the appropriate occupational health and safety testing and paperwork can be completed prior to the end of term.  Work Experience Arrangement Forms received AFTER this date WILL NOT be accepted.


Open Days THIS Weekend Upcoming Open Days 2016

                      INSTITUTION

DATE

TIME

CONTACT DETAILS

Australian Catholic University

Ballarat Campus

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 ASK ACU

Email: opendayvic@acu.edu.au

http://www.acu.edu.au/study_at_acu/future_students/undergraduate/experience_uni_before_you_start/open_day

Australian National University

Sat 27 August

9am – 4pm

http://www.anu.edu.au/study/events/anu-open-day-2016

Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Box Hill Campus

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 269 445

www.boxhillinstitute.edu.au

Deakin University & Deakin College)

Melbourne (Burwood) Campus

 

Sun 28 August

 

9am – 4pm

1800 334 733

http://openday.deakin.edu.au/

Federation University of Australia

Mount Helen Campus; SMB

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1800 333 864

http://federation.edu.au/future-students/study-at-feduni/open-day

Victoria University

Footscray Park campus

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 VIC UNI

www.vu.edu.au/open-day


Strive4College SAT Preparation Course

Who?
Any student or student-athlete looking to achieve there best result in the SAT in hope of being admitted/recruited to a US university. Course spots are limited to 20 students total.

Where?
Hawthorn Public Library.
584 Glenferrie Rd
.Hawthorn VIC 3122

What?
SAT Preparation Course held over six sessions to ensure you achieve your best result in the SAT.

When? 
6-week course, class every 2nd week.
Sunday 18th Sept @ 2pm (4 hrs) 
Sunday 2nd Oct @ 2pm (2 hrs) 
Sunday 16th Oct @ 2pm (2 hrs) 
Sunday 30th Oct @ 2pm (2 hrs) 
Sunday 13th Nov @ 2pm (4 hrs) 
Sunday 27th Nov @ 2pm (2 hrs)

Cost?
$450 including GST 
Package includes: 
SAT Textbook w/ Practice Tests
All course materials and teaching
Marking of practice tests.

Why?
Standardized testing is arguably the most critical academic measure that US universities judge your application on; don’t jeopardise your chances by coming into the test unprepared!
Understanding the test structure is just as important as knowing the subject theory itself. This course is timed to lead directly into the December 3rd SAT TEST. . It is responsibility of student to book & pay for this external to our course. Spots are limited so book ASAP.

WHERE
Boroondara Library - 584 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, VIC 3122 - View Map

TO BOOK

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/strive4college-sat-preparation-course-tickets-27246308442


Monash University's Take CTRL Event

Are you in Year 11 or 12? Interested in information technology? Want to have an amazing range of careers to choose from and loads of jobs to apply for when you graduate? Then, this free event is for you.

  • Learn how IT and entrepreneurialism go together: how does an idea evolve into a multi-national cooperation? How can IT enable students to realise their own ideas?
  • Get involved in a mobile app development workshop
  • Hear from current students
  • Meet Monash Uni lecturers
  • AND, the first 60 students to register, will be able to go on a tour of the multi-million dollar 3D data visualisation facility, the CAVE2***

 

Date:                         Tuesday 27 September 2016

Time:                         10am – 4:30pm

Where:                     Clayton Campus, Monash University

Registration:           Register as soon as possible*** at it.monash.edu/TakeCTRL

 

Email Taylor Maxwell at taylor.maxwell@monash.edu with specific queries.

MADA Workshops

Folio Building and foundation workshops for Year 11 and 12 students and non-school leavers are running at Monash University School of Art and Design during the forthcoming holidays on September 26 and 27.  The following areas will be covered:

Fine Art / Visual Arts

Communication Design

Industrial Design

Interior Architecture


The cost for the two-day workshops which run from 9:15am to 5pm is $150 per person. 

9.15am – 5pm, $150 per person.


An Architecture Workshop will run for one day only on Tuesday 27 September from 9:15am to 4:30pm at a cost of $75.


Book your place now at monash.edu/mada/workshops.


All workshops held at 

Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Building G, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, VIC.


Alternative Schoolies Program
Make your Year 12 celebration something worth remembering! 
For those students who want to mark the end of their very long school education with something different, with something more than just a week-long party, picture this: you travel to a developing country and immerse yourself in the culture, you make a positive impact to your world (which is your oyster!) and you do this alongside volunteers from all over the globe. Sound pretty great? Welcome to your Alternative Schoolies – quite literally a world away from your typical schoolies week!

Students can go alone or with a group of friends on a one, two or three week volunteering journey to Cambodia or Samoa to work with disadvantaged children, renovate community centres and participate in environmental and nutritional education projects.

The Alternative Schoolie programs offer flexible start dates in a three week period over November and December. The projects are structured to give you a variety of hands on, worthwhile and rewarding work - as well as the chance to take a little time out to relax and take in the sights of the destination.

Get your imagination going and think outside the box for your schoolies; after all, you only get to do it once – so make your schoolies something worth remembering!


Career in Urban and Regional Planning
Urban and regional planners (often also called Town Planners) develop policies and plans for the use of land and resources.  They advise on the economic, environmental, social and cultural needs of particular localities or regions as they relate to the built environment and the community.  They also work on large-scale projects such as new suburbs, towns, industrial areas, commercial and retail developments, urban renewal projects and transportation links.

Urban and regional planners may perform the following tasks:

ü  develop long-range objectives to cope with growth and change, in consultation with affected communities

ü  perform surveys and site inspections

ü  compile and analyse information on physical, economic, social, legal, political, cultural and environmental factors which affect land use

ü  discuss plans with local communities, private companies and government organisations

ü  consider new developments or re-developing areas and advise state and local governments on planning issues for projects such as new suburbs, transportation links, industrial estates, retail complexes and housing developments

ü  draw up plans for development or re-development and evaluate proposals in terms of benefits and costs, recommending how schemes can be carried out

ü  prepare urban and rural subdivision plans, taking into account various land uses, including residential, public open space, schools and shops

ü  prepare and coordinate economic, social and environmental impact studies


Planning is a broadly based discipline and it is possible to specialise in a wide range of fields, including strategic planning, urban design, environmental impact assessment, residential planning, commercial and industrial planning, heritage planning, tourism planning and social planning.


Successful planners need to –

ü  Be interested in social, economic, environmental and cultural issues

ü  Have good oral and written communication skills

ü  Be able to produce detailed and accurate work

ü  Have good analytical and problem-solving skills

To become an urban and regional planner students usually have to study urban, regional, community and/or environmental planning at university.  Students may also consider other degrees that emphasise related fields of architecture, economics, environmental management or science, geography and sociology.

Entry to these courses requires students to attain their VCE and a year 12 maths is highly recommended. 

It is important to note that degree studies in urban and regional planning are necessary for professional recognition by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Visit Urban and Regional Planner for further information.

Sourced from the Good Careers Guide  

Victorian universities that offer undergraduate courses in Urban and Regional Planning include –

La Trobe University
Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning
Urban, Rural & Environmental

RMIT University
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours)
Urban and Regional Planning


University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Design

Design and Urban Planning


Important Changes to Teaching Qualifications
The Australian Government believes that strong personal literacy and numeracy skills are an essential part of the personal attributes and skills needed to be an effective teacher in the classroom.  The Australian Government now requires all students undertaking Initial Teacher Education courses in Australia to pass a literacy and numeracy test in order to obtain their degree.  Many universities will require their students to sit this test in the first year of their teaching course.  

To find out more about the literacy and numeracy test, and to try a few sample questions visit Teacher Quality.


Nutritionists and Dietitians

According to the Dietitian Association of Australia (DAA) - DAA - FAQs, there is a distinction made between dietitians and other occupations in the nutrition and food science field, including that of nutritionist.  The key difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist is that, in addition to or as part of their qualification in human nutrition, a dietitian has undertaken a course of study that included substantial theory and supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.  So, 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 undergraduate courses in nutrition, food science and/or dietetics include:

UNIVERSITY

COURSE

VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

ATAR 2016

Deakin
(M) - Melbourne

Food & Nutrition Sciences

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

70.50+ (M)

Federation

 

 

(Mt. H) – Mt. Helen
(G) - Gippsland

Food & Nutritional Sciences

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

n/a (Mt, H)

n/a (G)

La Trobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(M) - Melbourne

Applied Science/Dietetic Practice

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

n/a (M)

Human Nutrition

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 two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.

66.75 (M)

Monash

 

(C) - Clayton

Nutrition Science

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.

75.50 (C)

RMIT

 

(C/B) – City/Bundoora

Food Technology & Nutrition

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 Mathematics.

62.15 (C/B)

Victoria

(F) - Footscray

(St. A) – St. Albans

Nutrition & Food Science

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

n/a (F)

n/a (St. A)





Students are encouraged to browse VTAC for a comprehensive list, including double degrees!


Ms Nelson, 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.



August 18

posted 17 Aug 2016, 21:29 by Sue White

It was pleasing to see so many Year 12 parents in the Ruby Tout Theatre on Monday Evening to learn about the process for tertiary application, results, change of preference and offers.  The presentation has is available on the SKC Portal under the Careers tab or via the SKC Careers web page under Home>Presentations and Letters.  All Year 12 students should have booked an appointment during this term if they require help with their pathway decisions, VTAC application and/or Special Consideration.

 

I am thrilled to announce that we have had an overwhelming response to an initiative to run a series of 4 Hospitality related courses over three days for the Year 12 students in November, including the Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA), Coffee Barista (Level 1), Food Safety Handler (Level 1) and Professional Waiter courses.  There are 100 students registered to attend and I have now requested payment via trybooking as confirmation due to the fact that there is a wait list.  It is wonderful to provide such a practical option for the students at this time which will, hopefully, help them obtain part time jobs to support their tertiary studies moving forward.

 

From Frida 26 to Sunday 28 August, Spot Jobs is hosting a Careers Expo at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre with over 150 exhibitors, universities, TAFEs, RTOs, large employers and free seminars and resume advice.  Should any Year 10, 11 or 12 students and parents wish to attend, please come to Careers as we have some passes to gain free entry.

 

Any students wanting to undertake Work Experience in the forthcoming holidays are asked to see Ms O’Sullivan before the end of Week 8 (2nd September) to ensure the appropriate occupational health and safety testing and paperwork can be completed prior to the end of term.

Open Days THIS SUNDAY

Deakin University (Waterfront & Waurn Ponds Campuses)

University of Melbourne (Parkville & Southbank Campuses)

Monash University (Parkville)


Careers Booming for Mathematical Sciences

A recent article in the Career Industry Council of Australia eNews is an interesting read if students are keen on Maths or trying to make the all important maths decisions for subjects selection:

As many question the value of university degrees, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute’s (AMSI) new careers website, Maths Adds, shows demand for mathematical and statistical skills is growing.

An expansion of the popular print version now in its 19th edition, the site features over 100 examples from recent job ads illustrating mathematical and statistical career pathways.

Showcasing how the discipline can open doors to future success, the portal aims to assist students making decisions about subjects going into Year 11 and 12 and higher education study.

AMSI Director Professor Geoff Prince says the sheer volume of ads and breadth of sectors featured confirms demand is high for science, technology, engineering and mathematical skills (STEM).

“This site confirms mathematics and statistics skills have enormous currency in today’s job market. Demand is only increasing with already over 75 per cent of high-growth areas demanding skills such as mathematics and statistics,” he said.

The site is part of the institute’s growing resources to empower Australians to pursue mathematics. Despite the mathematical sciences being worth approximately $145 billion annually to the Australian economy, the number of Australian students pursing the discipline is in decline.

“Year 12 enrolments in high-level maths have almost halved since 2005. This is fuelled by a combination of factors including the need for industry to better communicate how they employ skills such as mathematics,” says AMSI Director, Professor Geoff Prince.

Professor Prince believes many people will be surprised at how varied and creative mathematical careers can be.

“When people think of mathematics they often call up the ‘A Beautiful Mind’ stereotype of greying men with white boards and formulas. Maths is used across every sector and discipline from the arts to IT and engineering to climate and environment and even medicine, the possibilities are endless.”

Students, teachers and parents are invited to search the Maths Adds site for a small taste of what is possible with mathematics and statistics.


DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY HERE


Year 12 News

You are reminded that applications for courses for 2017 are now open on the VTAC website.  You will need your VCAA student number to create an account, the first step in the application process.  Timely applications close on 29 September (cost $32.00).  Late applications cost $100.00.  Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) applications are also open and can be completed following a VTAC course application (close 4 October).  Scholarship applications done through VTAC close on 14 October.  You can change your VTAC course application as much as you wish at no extra charge.

          University of Melbourne News

·         How Can I Access the University of Melbourne?

Students from a rural or isolated area or who have a disadvantaged financial background could be eligible for a guaranteed place at Melbourne by applying through ACCESS MELBOURNE – even if your ATAR is below the Clearly-in Rank. Eligibility checklist:

·         student must have completed an Australian Year 12 in 2016

·         student is eligible for consideration in one or both of the categories ‘disadvantaged financial background’ and ‘from a rural or isolated area’

·         the student satisfies the prerequisite subjects for their chosen course

·         achieved an ATAR or notional ATAR of 78 or more for Design or Science, 80 or more for Arts, 88 or more for Commerce and 95 or more for Biomedicine.

·         See: https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/access_melbourne_and_equity_programs

·         Do You Have an Audition Coming Up?

The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) offer Audition Preparation Workshops that will break down the audition process and equip you with information needed to succeed.  These are practical sessions designed to provide you with the techniques and confidence to present yourself in the best light. Workshops are one or two day intensives and registrations are now open.  Available in: dance, jazz improvisation, music theatre and theatre. Go to: BOOK NOW

    Monash University News

·         What’s Happening to the Berwick Campus?

Monash has announced that it is closing its campus at Berwick.  The good news is that it will be taken over by Federation University (pending government approvals).  Federation University is a combination of the former University of Ballarat and the former Gippsland campus of Monash University at Churchill.  Federation University will offer 15 degree programs at Berwick in 2017 in the fields of business, education, nursing, IT and science.  NOTE: Monash students enrolled at Berwick will continue to be taught by Monash staff and, subject to meeting the normal requirements, graduate with a Monash degree.  Some Monash students may remain at Berwick in 2017, while others will transfer to Peninsula and Clayton campuses to complete their courses.

·         Monash Guarantee New Category

Monash University offers guaranteed places in certain circumstances relating to where your school is located and to your financial circumstances.  You will now be eligible for a guaranteed place at Monash if:

·         you live in a low socio-economic area or

·         your school is a Monash under-represented school or

·         you have experienced financial disadvantage or

·         you are an Indigenous Australian.

You can enter your address into the Monash online calculator to find out if you qualify. See: www.study.monash/how-to-apply/entry-schemes/the-monash-guarantee.

        Monash Scholarships

With Monash’s scholarship programs, students can access a range of services and financial assistance.

·         Merit scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and have both financial and academic benefits. There is no application requirement as it is granted on the ATAR achieved, however, students must have Monash listed as at least one VTAC preference to be considered.

·         Equity scholarships are intended for those who identify as Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander, or are currently experiencing financial hardships or disadvantage. Students must submit an application for equity scholarships through VTAC, along with necessary supporting documentation. Applications close on 14 October. See: www.vtac.edu.au/scholarships.   For a comprehensive list and details: www.monash.edu.au/scholarships.

    Monash Pathways

Pathway courses allow students who may not reach the required ATAR or meet prerequisites, to gain entry into Monash. The Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS) and the Diploma of Higher Education (DoHE) are both equivalent to the first year of a university undergraduate degree and allow students to transition to the second year of their destination degree. Apply through VTAC. In addition, you must submit a Monash University Supplementary Information Form by 31 December.

La Trobe University’s Hallmark Program

Due to recent changes made to the Hallmark Program, individual hallmark courses will no longer be made available through the VTAC system.  The hallmark program is now exclusive to students who receive the Vice Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship.  Students who have studied their first year at La Trobe who achieve at least a 75% Weighted Average Mark (WAM) also have the opportunity to apply for the hallmark program to commence in their second year of study. For more information see: www.latrobe.edu.au/hallmark.


News from Monash University

Pathways to Education, Science, Business and Nursing

The following pathway courses allow domestic students who may not reach the required ATAR or meet the prerequisites, to gain entry into Monash:

The Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS) and the Diploma of Higher Education (DoHE) are both equivalent to the first year of a university undergraduate degree and allow students to transition to the second year of their destination degree.

Applications can be made through VTAC and students will be required to submit a Monash University Supplementary Information form 31 December 2016 if they wish to apply for one of the pathway programs.  This form is the student’s opportunity to outline their motivation to study, career goals and work experience.

MADA Design Workshops

During the September school holidays, Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA) will be running a few workshops for Year 11 and 12 students who intend applying for courses that require folios or pre-selection tasks.  Examples of such courses are architecture, visual arts, communication design, etc.  These workshops are designed to assist students in working on their folio in one of the MADA studios, gain some insider tips on the process, and spend some one-on-one time with the MADA lecturers.  Students can even take part in a practice interview.

Students can choose one of the following four workshops: Fine Art / Visual Arts OR Communication Design OR Industrial Design OR Interior Architecture running on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 September, from 9.15am – 5.00pm at a cost of $150 per person.
Students considering studying Architecture might like to attend a one-day workshop on Tuesday 27 September, from 9.15am – 4.30pm at a cost of $75 and discuss strategies for tackling the pre-selection activity. 
Book for any of these workshops at
MADA Design Workshops

 New Business/International Business

The Monash city based Bachelor of International Business can now be combined as a double degree with the Bachelor of Business, which means students have the opportunity to complete two undergraduate degrees in three years. 

Students can combine their International Business degree with a Bachelor of Business and major in one of the following:


  • Accounting
  • Banking and finance
  • Business law
  • Business management
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing
  • Taxation


A major in the following requires four years of study:

  • Statistics
  • Economics
  • Business strategy


Find out more at
Business/International Business


Yale-NUS General Public Information Session

Yale-NUS College is a liberal arts college, collaboratively created by the National University of Singapore and Yale University located in Singapore.

 

If you are interested in learning about the liberal arts education and Yale-NUS College in general, you are invited to register to attend the following information session:

Date: Monday 29 August

Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm

Venue: Melbourne High School, Forrest Hill, South Yarra (enter from Alexandra Avenue)

 

To register go to: https://www.trybooking.com/MQFU    or  https://www.trybooking.com/221878  


EdUSA General Undergraduate and Sports Scholarship Information Sessions

Education USA is providing the forthcoming information sessions which I would encourage students and parents to attend if they are interested in pursuing a US College tertiary opportunity.

Thursday August 25

General Undergraduate and Sports Scholarship Session

To register and for more details visit: https://goo.gl/00SQpN

 

Thursday September 29

General Undergraduate and Sports Scholarship Session

To register and for more details visit: https://goo.gl/RI3zp2


Bond Now App

Bond Now is a tool that allows prospective students to explore the campus and facilities of Bond University from anywhere in the world.  Unlike a standard walk-through or campus map, the tour is 360 degrees, so students can fully immerse themselves in the environment and feel as though they are actually on campus. 
When demonstrating Bond Now the university wants the user to be able to explore the campus according to their own interests. The menu allows users two options:  students can choose to select and enter each location individually, or they can choose the campus tour function.  By selecting the campus tour button in the top left of the menu users will be shown 10 seconds of every location included in the application.

The Bond Now application is currently available for download to Apple and Android phones on the App Store and Google Play Store.  Alternatively, students can use their desktop computers - Bond Now on Desktop


Year 10 and 11 VTAC News

For students in Year 10 who will enter VCE next year and for Year 11 students considering subjects for 2017, go to www.vtac.edu.au and then find Explore Course Options under the heading Search for Courses. You will be able to enter an entire proposed VCE program and discover what tertiary courses are available to you (ie courses for which you have the prerequisite VCE subjects) or find out whether you need a particular VCE subject for a course you are considering. ALL YEAR 10 and 11 students are advised to use this EXCELLENT facility


News from RMIT University

Ø  New Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)/Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

RMIT’s double degree is believed to be the only one in Victoria that combines financial planning and accounting to develop the knowledge and capabilities to provide business, finance and wealth advice to individual.  While developing specialist knowledge necessary to operate successfully in contemporary business and multidisciplinary environments, the program prepares students to provide holistic and integrated business, financial and wealth advice to the highest level of ethical and professional standards.

 

Graduates of this program will be a new type of advisory services professional who can provide business, financial and wealth advice on complex financial products and situations for a diverse range of clients.

The specialised studies in accounting, financial planning and wealth management will introduce students to the regulatory and global influences relevant to the financial services industry, and develop their understanding of accounting, financial planning, financial products, risk management and investment strategies that are essential to providing financial and accounting services to clients.  In addition, students will have the option to undertake a six month internship to apply their technical knowledge and analytical skills.

Current Year 12 students should have the following VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL), and expect to attain an ATAR of 75 or more.

Find out more at Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)/Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

 

Ø  Science in the City Laboratory Tour

Students and parents are invited to visit RMIT’s state-of-the-art learning laboratories to learn more about the programs on offer, and the research and training facilities available.  Students will also find out more about the wide range of single and double degree science programs available at the city campus including: biology, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, food science, nanotechnology and physics.

 

Date:              Monday 19 September 2016
Time:              11am – 2pm
Venue:           Building 3, Level 1, Applied Sciences Reception, RMIT City campus


This is a free event but registration are important.  Register at
Science in the City (Lab Tour)


Outdoor & Environmental Education Holiday Program

Love the outdoors? Join us for the experience of a lifetime!  The Department of Outdoor and Environmental Education at La Trobe University is hosting a 5-day trip for Year 10–12 students who are interested in Outdoor and Environmental Education.  Students will have the opportunity to meet university students and other secondary students with similar interests.  Students can select from two camps:

Canoeing on the Murray River

OR

Bushwalking or climbing at Kooyoora State Park

 

The program runs for 5 days in the September school holidays, Monday 26 ­– Friday 30 September 2016.  The cost per student is $100 and includes food and most equipment.  The trips will begin and end in Bendigo at La Trobe University campus.

To find out more, or to complete an Expression of Interest form, visit Outdoor & Environmental Education Holiday Program


APS Psychology Careers Seminar

The Melbourne branch of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) is hosting a free careers seminar for aspiring psychologists. The purpose of the event is to offer students an insight into a number of specialist areas of psychological work. 

 

Date          Wednesday 24 August 2016

Time:             6pm – 9pm

Venue:           Cathedral Hall, Australian Catholic University, 20 Brunswick St. Fitzroy

Register at http://www.psychology.org.au/events/eventview.aspx?ID=16940

Any queries can be made to melbapsstudents@gmail.com


Career as a Paramedic

Working as an ambulance paramedic means that no two days are ever the same. What a paramedic does can be as varied as restarting a patient’s heart down to helping solve social welfare issues.  Ambulance paramedics are called when people feel they have no other options and are suffering what feels like an emergency to them. An interesting fact to remember when applying to become a paramedic is that the majority of the workload is not lights and sirens driving to save a patient's life. This job is more about helping people in their time of need as opposed to being a hero.

Visit Ambulance Victoria - Types of Paramedics to find out more! 

The following Victorian universities offer Paramedicine courses:

INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE REQUIREMENTS

ATAR 2016

Australian Catholic University


 

(M) – Melbourne

 (B) – Ballarat

Paramedicine

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

79.34 (M)

Nursing/Paramedicine

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

58.50 (B)

La Trobe University

 



(AW) – Albury Wodonga

(Be) – Bendigo

(Mi) – Mildura

(S) - Shepparton

Paramedic Practice/Public Health Promotion

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, Health And Human Development, any Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics or Psychology.

71.20 (AW, Be, Mi, S)

Monash University

 

 

(C) – Caulfield

Emergency Health (Paramedic)

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.

75.15 (C)

Victoria University


(St. A) – St. Albans

Health Science (Paramedic)

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

n/a (St. A)

 

 

 

 

 


Footscray City Films – Open Day

Footscray City Films is an independent tertiary institution providing courses which vary from one to four years Screen and Media in Certificate 1V, Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media.  Students keen on wanting to make short films, music videos and documentaries, might like to attend the upcoming Open Day and to learn more!

 

Date:              Sunday 21 August 2016

Time:              1pm – 4pm

Venue:           Footscray City College, Kinnear Street in Footscray

 

To find out more visit Footscray City Films


New Selection Test Teacher Education

The Commonwealth Government now requires all students undertaking Initial Teacher Education courses in Australia to pass a literacy and numeracy test in order to obtain their degree. These tests will ensure all new teachers have the literacy and numeracy skills required to meet the demands of teaching. Information and sample questions: www.studentsfirst.gov.au/teacher-quality.


Open Days Upcoming

                      INSTITUTION

DATE

TIME

CONTACT DETAILS

Australian Catholic University

Ballarat Campus

 


Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 ASK ACU

Email: opendayvic@acu.edu.au

http://www.acu.edu.au/study_at_acu/future_students/undergraduate/experience_uni_before_you_start/open_day

Australian National University

Sat 27 August

9am – 4pm

http://www.anu.edu.au/study/events/anu-open-day-2016

Blue Mountains Hotel School (Leura Campus)


Sat 3 September


10am – 2pm


https://www.bluemountains.edu.au/openday2016/

Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Lilydale Campus

Box Hill Campus

 


Sun 21 August

Sun 28 August

 


10am – 3pm

1300 269 445

www.boxhillinstitute.edu.au

Deakin University & Deakin College

Geelong Campus (Waurn Ponds & Waterfront)

Melbourne (Burwood) Campus

 




Sun 21 August

Sun 28 August

 




9am – 3pm

9am – 4pm

1800 334 733

http://openday.deakin.edu.au/

Federation University of Australia

Mount Helen Campus; SMB

 


Sun 28 August

 


10am – 3pm

1800 333 864

http://federation.edu.au/future-students/study-at-feduni/open-day

Holmesglen Institute

Open Thursday’s – all campuses

 

15 September

27 October

15 December

 

Various times

1300 MY FUTURE http://www.holmesglen.edu.au/open

 

Monash University

Parkville Campus (Pharmacy Focus)

 


Sun 21 August

 


10am – 3pm

1800 666 274

www.monash.edu.au/openday

University of Melbourne

Parkville & Southbank Campuses

 


Sun 21 August

 


9am – 4pm

1800 801 662

https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/explore/events/victoria_and_interstate/victoria/university_of_melbourne_open_day

 

 

 

 

Victoria University

Footscray Park campus

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 VIC UNI

www.vu.edu.au/open-day




August 11th

posted 10 Aug 2016, 23:14 by Sue White

As the Open Day season is well and truly here, we hope all students are taking advantage of the opportunity to visit tertiary institutions to learn about course offerings and, most importantly, to get a feel for the distinctive environment and opportunities each provides.  Following our address to the Year 12 students this week, all are aware they should have booked a Careers Appointment for one period this term so that we can help with their VTAC Application.  Appointments are available till the end of term at which time VTAC Applications are due.  No periods are available to book on SAC days but students may email us to arrange an appointment around their SACs should they wish to do so. The Year 12 Parent VTAC Information Evening is next Monday (15th August) at 7:45pm in the Ruby Tout Theatre.

 

It is time for students from Years 9 to 11 to look into University holiday programs.  Most universities have Student Experience Days, folio preparation classes and other experiential learning opportunities which can provide students with valuable knowledge about the tertiary environment.  Registration is usually essential so look out for these programs and links in the body of the Careers News from now till the end of term.

 

Any students wanting to undertake Work Experience in the forthcoming holidays are asked to see Ms O’Sullivan before the end of Week 8 (2nd September) to ensure the appropriate occupational health and safety testing and paperwork can be completed prior to the end of term.


Open Days THIS SUNDAY

ACU Melbourne Campus

Australian College of Applied Psychology

La Trobe University Melbourne Campus

Photographic Studies College

Navitas College of Public Safety

RMIT City, Bundoora and Brunswick Campuses

William Angliss Institute

Medicine & Biomedical Science Information Evening

Are you interested in medicine or health care? 
Bond University is hosting a special Information Evening in Melbourne that will provide insight into study pathways and career opportunities in the health industry.

When:            Tuesday 23 August, 6pm to 8pm
Where:       
The Westin Melbourne, 205 Collins Street in Melbourne

Students will be able to meet the Dean of the Medicine program and the 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 evenings will also include information about the application procedure for the Bond University medicine intake for May 2017.

Attendance is FREE, however these events are popular and are often booked out.  Please register HERE soon to avoid disappointment.


News from RMIT University

Ø  Changes to Maths requirement for Bachelor of Environmental Science

The mathematics prerequisites for the Bachelor of Environmental Science and the double degrees with Business (Management) and Environment and Society have changed from a VCE Units 3 & 4 study score of at least 20 in “Mathematical Methods” to "a mathematics" (i.e. Further, Methods or Specialist). 

 

Ø  New double degree: Chemical Engineering/Pharmaceutical Sciences

Gain an end-to-end understanding of how pharmaceutical products are designed and developed, as well as their process involved in the large scale production.

From Semester 1, 2017, RMIT will be offering a 4-year double degree in Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences.   As the pharmaceutical industry expands in Australia and world-wide, an understanding of the engineering process and other scientific fields involved in drug development and production, will ensure students are well equipped to work across a range of roles.  Students will gain a thorough understanding of the principles of chemical engineering and pharmaceutical sciences, allowing them to apply their knowledge to large scale production in the pharmaceutical industry.

Students will need to complete at least 12 weeks of engineering industry experience – allowing them to gain first-hand experience in an engineering environment under the supervision of a professional engineer.  There are also opportunities for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement).  These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree.


Current Year 12 VCE prerequisites are: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in Chemistry and in Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).

Find out more at Chemical Engineering/Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ø  Useful Links for Entry to Design Courses at RMIT

Students considering applying for design courses that require the submission of design exercises, and the attending of interviews, as part of selection into those courses, are encouraged to browse the following two links -

Applying for Art and Design Courses   

Art and Design Selection Interviews


University of Melbourne Important Reminder: Bachelor of Music

Year 12 students planning on applying for the Bachelor of Music, are reminded of the following important dates:

 

ü  Apply to VTAC by 29 September 2016

ü  Complete and submit the online Supplementary Form by 29 September 2016

ü  Be available for an audition mid-November to early December 2016

Find out more at Bachelor of Music - Entry Requirements


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is designed to equip students with technical expertise and management skills in an engineering field of their choice.  Of significance is that students complete common core units in their first year, and then select their major. 

Find out more at Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Schindler Electrical Apprenticeships Opportunity

Are you looking to start a career working in a dynamic and exciting environment? Do you want to work hands on with innovative and cutting edge engineering technologies?

Schindler Lifts Australia is one of the largest suppliers of new escalators and elevators in Australia today.   It has over 850 employees across Australia who design, install, service and modernise urban transport systems for almost every building type. 


Most people considering a career in electrotechnology usually think about becoming a domestic (home) electrician, but this is only a small part of the electrical industry.

Apprentices in the lift industry not only learn electrical skills, but all the skills required to install, service, and repair and modernise lifts and escalators.

 

Students keen on finding out more about an electrical apprenticeship with Schindler are encouraged to visit Schindler Careers to start the application process.  Applications for 2017 entry close on 31 August 2016.  


Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)

Students considering applying for a course at an interstate university or campus might like to consider also applying for the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS).  The Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) enables schools to recommend current Year 12 students – who are also UAC applicants – for early offers of undergraduate admission.   The aim of SRS is to help more Year 12 students gain access to higher education, especially those students who might otherwise not be offered a place. 

Students keen on finding out more should visit UAC - Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS).


Royal Australian Chemical Institute
The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) is the professional body for the chemical sciences in Australia.  It acts both as the qualifying body in Australia for professional chemists, and for promoting the science and practice of chemistry.

 

Students often ask about what types of careers are out there for students with a science or chemistry background!   The career profiles showcased at the following link make for interesting reading - RACI Career Profiles


Career as a Diplomat
Many universities in Victoria offer courses that include major studies in international studies, global studies, politics, etc. that students keen on a career as a diplomat, or working in government or NGO’s, might be keen on studying.  Students should note that the prerequisite VCE subject for most of these degrees is only an English or EAL.  For a comprehensive list of all relevant courses (including the many double-degree options) on offer at universities, visit VTAC

UNIVERSITY

COURSE

MAJOR STUDIES

ACU

International Development Studies

Global Studies, International Development Studies.

Laws/Global Studies

Global Studies, Law.

Deakin

International Studies

Anthropology, Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, International relations, Language and culture studies, Middle East studies, Politics and policy studies, Spanish.

International Studies/Commerce

Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Anthropology, Arabic, Business analytics, Business information systems, Chinese, Commerce, Commercial law, eBusiness, Economics, Finance, Financial Planning (all campuses and Cloud), Human resource management, Indonesian, Interactive Marketing, International Business, International Management, International relations, International trade and economic policy, Language and culture studies, Management, Marketing, Middle East studies, Politics and policy studies, Quantitative Business Analysis, Spanish, Supply Chain Management.

Laws/International Studies

Anthropology, Arabic, Chinese, Commercial law, Corporate law, Indonesian, Industrial relations, International relations, Language and culture studies, Law, Law reform and diplomatic legal aid, Middle East studies, Politics and policy studies, Spanish.

La Trobe

International Relations

International Relations.

Law/International Relations

Law, Anthropology, International Relations, Politics, Sociology.

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics.

Monash

Global Studies

Global cultural literacies, International relations, International studies, Languages.

Law/Global Studies

Constitutional law, Corporations law, Criminal law & procedure, International relations, International studies, Administrative law, Contract, Equity, Evidence, Global cultural literacies, Human rights, Intellectual property, Languages, Law, Lawyers' ethics in practice, Litigation and dispute resolution, Professional practice, Property, Taxation, Torts, Trusts.

RMIT

International Studies

Cross cultural studies, Cultural diversity, Globalisation, History, Human rights, International development, International economics, International law, International relations, International studies, Language and culture studies, Language and literacy, Politics and policy studies, Social research methods.

Legal and Dispute Studies

Dispute resolution and mediation, Human rights, Justice, Law, Law (civil), Law (criminal), Law (evidence), Law (Family), Law (information), Law (labour relations), Legal practice, Legal studies, Organisational processes, Social sciences, Sociology.

Swinburne

Law/Arts

Asian commercial law, Chinese, Cinema and screen studies, Civil procedure and alternative dispute resolution, Commercial law, Company law, Competition law and policy, Contract law, Copyright, Corporate law, Creative writing and literature, Criminal law and procedure, Criminology, Digital advertising technology, Environmental sustainability, Equity, Federal and state constitutional law, History, Intellectual property law, International law, International studies, Japanese, Journalism, Legal practice and professional conduct, Media industries, Patents and designs, Philosophy, Politics and international relations, Professional writing and editing, Property law, Social media, Sociology, Torts, Trademarks, Trusts.

Uni

Melbourne

Arts

Ancient world studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Art history, Asian studies, Australian Indigenous studies, Chinese, Chinese studies (minor), Classics, Creative writing, Criminology, Development studies (minor), Economics, English and theatre studies, English language studies (minor), Environmental studies (minor), European studies (minor), French, Gender studies, Geography, German, Hebrew and Jewish studies, History, History and philosophy of science, Indonesian, Islamic studies, Italian, Japanese, Knowledge and learning (minor), Law and justice (minor), Linguistics and applied linguistics, Media and communications, Philosophy, Politics and international studies, Psychology, Russian, Screen and cultural studies, Social theory (minor), Sociology, Spanish and Latin American studies.

Victoria

Community Development

Communication studies, Community development, Contemporary society and social change, Gender studies, History, International development, Literary studies, Media studies, Politics and international relations, Sociology, Vietnamese, Writing.



Upcoming Days 2016

                      INSTITUTION

DATE

TIME

CONTACT DETAILS

Australian Catholic University

Melbourne Campus

Ballarat Campus

 

Sun 14 August

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 4pm

10am – 3pm

1300 ASK ACU

Email: opendayvic@acu.edu.au

http://www.acu.edu.au/study_at_acu/future_students/undergraduate/experience_uni_before_you_start/open_day

Australian College of Applied Psychology

Sun 14 August

10am – 2pm

1800 061 199
http://www.acap.edu.au/

Australian National University

Sat 27 August

9am – 4pm

http://www.anu.edu.au/study/events/anu-open-day-2016

Blue Mountains Hotel School (Leura Campus)

Sat 3 September

10am – 2pm

https://www.bluemountains.edu.au/openday2016/

Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Lilydale Campus

Box Hill Campus

 

Sun 21 August

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 269 445

www.boxhillinstitute.edu.au

Deakin University & Deakin College

Geelong Campus (Waurn Ponds & Waterfront)

Melbourne (Burwood) Campus

 

Sun 21 August

Sun 28 August

 

9am – 3pm

9am – 4pm

1800 334 733

http://openday.deakin.edu.au/

Federation University of Australia

Mount Helen Campus; SMB

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1800 333 864

http://federation.edu.au/future-students/study-at-feduni/open-day

Holmesglen Institute

Open Thursday’s – all campuses

 

15 September

27 October

15 December

 

Various times

1300 MY FUTURE http://www.holmesglen.edu.au/open

 

La Trobe University & La Trobe Melbourne

Bendigo Campus

Mildura Campus

 

Sun 14 August

Sun 17 August

 

10am – 3pm

10am – 4pm

1300 135 045

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/openday

Monash University

Parkville Campus (Pharmacy Focus)

 

Sun 21 August

 

10am – 3pm

1800 666 274

www.monash.edu.au/openday

Photographic Studies College

Sun 14 August

10am – 3pm

 9682 3191
https://www.psc.edu.au/

Navitas College of Public Safety
123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD

Sun 14 August

10am – 2pm

1800 783 661

www.ncps.edu.au

RMIT

City, Bundoora & Brunswick Campuses

 

Sun 14 August

 

10am – 4pm

9925 2260

www.rmit.edu.au/openday

University of Melbourne

Parkville & Southbank Campuses

 

Sun 21 August

 

9am – 4pm

1800 801 662

https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/explore/events/victoria_and_interstate/victoria/university_of_melbourne_open_day

 

 

 

 

Victoria University

Footscray Park campus

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 VIC UNI

www.vu.edu.au/open-day

William Angliss Institute of TAFE

 

Sun 14 August

 

10am – 4pm

1300 ANGLISS

http://www.angliss.edu.au



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.



August 4

posted 3 Aug 2016, 22:43 by Sue White   [ updated 6 Aug 2016, 18:28 ]

It was fabulous to have so many Year 10 parents and students at the VCE Information Evening on Monday this week.  The VCE journey commences with subject selection and it is wonderful that St Kevin’s families understand the importance of helping their sons make informed decisions and desire to support them through this process.  Today the Year 10 students have had the privilege of a motivational session with Mr David Verdugo.  David helped the students to understand their future lies in their own hands and the sooner they create goals to strive for, the easier motivation to study and do their best will be.  VCE teachers then gave up their valuable time to share with the students the content of their subjects so students can make educated decisions.  Finally students were treated to a panel lead by Mr Gary Jones with three of our Year 12 students sharing valuable insights into the transition from Year 10 to Year 11 and finally to Year 12.  Year 10 parents are asked to discuss the day with their sons as they reflect on their newfound knowledge.

 

This week we have commenced Year 12 appointments in which students complete their VTAC registration and initial course preference list.  Please ask your Year 12 students to make an appointment as soon as possible with one of the Careers Practitioners if they have not done so already.  We look forward to the evening of Monday 15th August when we host Year 12 parents for an information evening to outline the tertiary application, selection and offer process.  The students will be advised of this on Tuesday 9th August.

 

Any students wanting to undertake Work Experience in the forthcoming holidays are asked to see Ms O’Sullivan before the end of Week 8 (2nd September) to ensure the appropriate occupational health and safety testing and paperwork can be completed prior to the end of term.


Open Days THIS Weekend

Saturday 6th August 

Monash University Peninsula Campus

Sunday 7th August

La Trobe University Bundoora Campus

Monash University Caulfield and Clayton Campuses

Academy of Design Australia, 7/20 Otter Street Collingwood


Year 12 News

  • VTAC Applications
    Applications for TAFE and university courses open on the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website on Monday 1 August, 2016 at www.vtac.edu.au. Use CourseSearch as it is the primary source of course information. You will also find very useful VTAC videos about applying for courses, SEAS, scholarships, offers and changing preferences at www.youtube.com/vtacmedia.

 

You can apply for up to eight courses, placing them in the order you most want them. You will be offered a place in the highest course in your list for which you meet the requirements.   

 

Don’t forget to check out the Selection Requirements for each course for which you apply. Many use only the ATAR for selection, however, a lot have other requirements such as an audition, folio presentation, interview or an extra form/documents that must completed as well. You will NOT be offered a place in any of these courses if you do not meet the selection requirements, regardless of your ATAR.

 

You have until 29 September for a ‘timely’ application. After that, the normal application fee of $32.00 rises to $100.00 

 

Some Bachelor of Fine Art degrees at the University of Melbourne (Southbank campus) have earlier closing application dates; they close on 31 August for Animation, Dance, Film and Television and Screenwriting. For Production, Music Theatre, Theatre Practice and Visual Arts, timely applications close on 29 September and there are no later applications

  • Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)

This Scheme allows selection officers at universities and TAFE’s to grant special consideration for course entry to applicants, but doesn’t exempt you from meeting course requirements. SEAS doesn’t change your educational results or qualifications but enables course selection officers to consider circumstances that may have affected your results or educational progress. There are four categories of special consideration:

Ø  Personal Information and Location

Ø  Difficult Circumstances

Ø  Disadvantaged Financial Background 

Ø  Disability or Medical Condition 

For information about SEAS participating institutions, how to apply (demonstration provided), supporting evidence required (with suggested tips) and other details, see: www.vtac.edu.au and search for SEAS.  


Key Dates for Tertiary Applications for 2017 Entry

Year 12 students are reminded that applications to university usually commence in term 3.  Some important key dates are listed below:


State

Tertiary Admission Centre

Website

Application
Opening Date

Application
Closing Date

Victoria

VTAC

www.vtac.edu.au

1 August 2016

29 September 2016

Queensland

QTAC

www.qtac.edu.au

2 August 2016

30 September 2016

South Australia

SATAC

www.satac.edu.au

1 August 2016

30 September 2016

Western Australia

TISC

www.tisc.edu.au

8 August 2016

30 September 2016

NSW & ACT

UAC

www.uac.edu.au

3 August 2016

30 September 2016

Northern Territory

SATAC

www.satac.edu.au

1 August 2016

30 September 2016

Tasmania

Direct

www.utas.edu.au

Early August 2016

30 September 2016


What If I Don’t Get the ATAR Required for My Desired Course?

Firstly, remember that even if you think the ATAR will be too high for you, still put your most desired course first in your VTAC application. ATAR’s sometimes come down on previous years, and some applicants get in on lower ATAR’s because of bonus points achieved, or with a successful SEAS application, so you might be surprised.

 

However, what can you do if you do not obtain a high enough ATAR to access your course(s)? Many universities offer pathways into university. For example, Deakin has Deakin College, Monash has Monash College, La Trobe has La Trobe Melbourne and Swinburne has UniLink. These institutions can be accessed with lower ATARs and usually provide pathways into university. 

 

Many other pathways exist. For example, Monash offers some diploma programs (in business, science, education & nursing), the University of Melbourne offers a Diploma of General Studies as a pathway, ACU offers courses through ACUCom, and Swinburne, RMIT and Victoria Universities offer certificate and diploma courses in their VET divisions, often offering pathways to university. Some VET providers (eg Box Hill Institute) have formal pathways to university. 

 

Keep in mind as well, as noted in previous issues, that some universities allow students to access their courses on a lower ATAR as a result of their involvement in their communities (eg Aspire program at La Trobe and the Early Achievers Program at ACU). 


Monash University Solution Lab

Come to the Engineering Precinct - EH1 - at Clayton on Open Day, to get a glimpse of the Monash University Solution Lab.

In the future, engineers will be instrumental in helping us navigate our way through technologically and environmentally precarious times, and, their intrinsic creativity will be vital too.  After all, finding creative solutions is what engineers do best. 

Produced by the Faculty of Engineering in partnership with NKN Gallery and Local Peoples, we’re reaching out to the next solution generation of engineers - those who are problem solvers, solution seekers and future finders. We're working with our students to produce solutions to problems, big or small, that have been submitted and crowd sourced via our website.

A selection of these will be curated and exhibited at Open Day on 7 August.

In November, all 10 engineering specialisations will showcase a solution at a unique exhibition called Future Finders, a celebration of engineering and creative thinking. The exhibition will cover three different themes - Innovation & Sustainability, Women in Engineering and Art & Design.

Come and see a taster of the exhibition on Open Day at our interactive Solution Lab, where three solutions will be on display.


Swinburne University News

Ø  New Common First Year for Engineering Students

In 2017 engineering students will begin their studies with a common first year. The B. Engineering (Honours) will teach students the fundamentals of engineering before they choose their major, ensuring they can make informed choices about their career in industry. Those who enrol in the B. Engineering (Honours) (Professional) will also complete a guaranteed 12-month paid professional work placement.

 

See: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/study/course/bachelor-of-engineering-honours/  

 

Ø  New Majors In Health Science

In 2017 Swinburne’s Bachelor of Health Science will include four new majors.  The degree is designed to equip students for careers promoting health and wellbeing. New majors in biomedical and clinical technologies, exercise science and nutrition will be offered alongside a revised major in biomedical science. Student who enrol in the B. Health Science (Professional) will also complete a guaranteed 12-month paid professional work placement.

 

Find a course in health at: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/study/find-a-course/health/


Deakin University News

Ø  Professional Personality, Life After Year 12 and How To Improve Study Habits

Find out more about your professional personality, about life after finishing Year 12, and about how to improve your study habits. Check out some of these latest articles featured in the Deakin digital content hub at: http://this.deakin.edu.au/careers/whats-your-professional-personality-the-careers-quiz;http://this.deakin.edu.au/careers/what-life-was-like-after-i-finished-year-12 and http://this.deakin.edu.au/study/five-ways-to-get-on-top-of-your-study-workload.

Ø  Also remember to check out the Deakin EXPLORE facility at: http://explore.deakin.edu.au. Find out which course suit your interests, what major studies are available to you, and how to qualify for a career that interests you, plus a lot more.

Ø  Two New Pathway Courses to Deakin University

Deakin College is offering two new Diploma courses that students can now get into as a means of articulating into the Deakin University bachelor degrees.

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)

Students will be able to articulate into the second year of the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television) at Deakin University from the Diploma of Media and Communication with the addition of the following two units.

ACF104 Moving Pictures: Screening Film History

ACF103 Writing with the Camera

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology)

Students will be able to articulate into the second year of the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology) at Deakin University from the Diploma of Science.

Find out more at Deakin College


The Global Science & Technology Program
The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high achieving students who want to conduct part of their studies overseas through an exchange or study abroad program. 

 

A minimum ATAR of 80.00 is required for entry into this course.  Applicants must also meet the VCE prerequisites for their specific course preference.  Successful applicants will be offered a monetary scholarship to assist with travel costs and will be required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship Program.  

 
Scholarships will be awarded across the faculty to students undertaking any course offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment. 

Find out more at Global Science and Technology Program 


Careers Expo 2016

Students are encouraged to attend the SpotJobs Careers Expo where there will be an opportunity to speak to a number of representatives from tertiary institutions all over Australia.

Date:            Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August 2016                  

Time:           10am - 3pm (Friday) and 10am – 4pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Location:      Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Southbank

Visit
Career Expo  to find out more and/or to download and print off a FREE ticket to the expo!  


Early Achievers Program (EAP)

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.  One of the biggest benefits of the program is that successful applicants receive an offer well ahead of the usual tertiary admissions announcements.

 

The program operates at each of the University's six campuses nationally.  Applications will open on Monday 8 August 2016 and close on Monday 17 October 2016, with offers being made by the end of November 2016.

 

Successful EAP applicants will receive a guaranteed offer through QTAC, UAC or VTAC, provided they meet the following requirements:

  • The ACU course identified on your EAP application is the highest eligible preference on your TAC application at the time of the offer round.
  • You have satisfied prerequisite requirements for the course.
  • You achieve a minimum ATAR of 70 for Law, Law dual degrees and Physiotherapy*; 65 for Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology or 58.50 for all other ACU degrees.                                                           * subject to change


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.  


Find out more at Early Achievers’ Program


Have you heard of a HIT Lab?

A HITLab (Human Interface Technology Laboratory) is a research and teaching facility aimed at empowering people by building advanced human-computer interface technology that unlocks the power of human intelligence, improve quality of life and links minds globally.  There are only three HIT Labs in the world; one at the University of Washington (Seattle) USA, another at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch) NZ  and the third at the University of Tasmania, and these three universities work in partnership.  

HITLab AU (HIT Lab Australia) is situated within the School of Engineering and ICT at the University of Tasmania (UTAS), and brings virtual/mixed reality technologies to the Launceston campuses with a focus on design, visualisation, simulation and games.  A key development is the collaborative teaching and research programs with schools and disciplines including Computing & Information Systems, Architecture & Design, Visual & Performing Arts, Human Life Sciences, Nursing, Education, Human Movement, and the Australian Maritime College. 


Visit HITLab Courses for more details of these courses, or visit HITLab at UTAS for information about the HITLab Australia.


Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health

The University of Wollongong (UOW) offers a 3-year Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health as a pathway to graduate medical studies.  The course is designed to give high-achieving students an excellent preparation for graduate medical studies at UOW or other institutions.

One of the strengths of the course is that there is a Foundations for GAMSAT subject in first year. This subject explores core content for medical school entry including academic literacy, critical thinking skills and an understanding of what it takes to be a successful health practitioner.  It provides an excellent understanding of, and preparation for, the GAMSAT exam. 
Also in the first year students will also study foundational anatomy, biology, chemistry, exercise physiology, nutrition and effective communication in healthcare settings. In the second year, under the guidance of the course coordinator, students can tailor their interests by selecting one of eight study areas:

  • Biomedical Research
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Practice
  • Medical Radiation Physics
  • Medical Science
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Nutrition

In the final year, there is a capstone subject which examines case studies across six topics in the same case-based learning format used by graduate medical schools.  The case studies are explored via scientific summaries, clinical trial critiques, media reporting, essays and debates.

Applicants need an indicative ATAR of 95 and have studied mathematics and chemistry, with biology being recommended.  Students must apply through www.uac.edu.au and the UAC course code is 757500.

Find out more about eligibility for the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health at Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health at UOW.  For frequently asked questions about this degree, visit FAQs about Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health 



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.


July 28

posted 27 Jul 2016, 21:45 by Sue White

It was a pleasure to see so many students and families at the College on Tuesday night to support our Careers Evening.  An evening like this does not come about without generosity from speakers, teachers and staff of the College.  A very big thank is extended to all who contributed to the success of the evening.  We hope that the students who attended found the evening provided valuable insights into careers and courses which will inform both VCE subject selection and tertiary pathways.

 

Year 10 Careers Appointments will be complete at the end of this week.  Year 10 students are no longer able to book appointments.  Bookings are now open for Year 12 students (parents are welcome to attend) who are required to submit their VTAC applications for tertiary study prior to the end of Term 3.  Please encourage your Year 12 son to make book an appointment as soon as possible.  Bookings will open in three weeks cycles so to ensure all appointments available are filled.

 

The first and third Monday evenings in August provide Year 10 and Year 12 parents the opportunity to be informed about VCE subject selection and the tertiary application process respectively.  Year 10 students are expected to attend with their parents on Monday August 1.  The Year 12 VTAC Information Evening on Monday August 15 is for parents only.  Please put these important dates in your diaries.


Swinburne University Open Day

Students and parents are reminded that the Open Day season kicks off this coming Sunday with Swinburne University on show between 10am and 4pm.  For information about the program please go to the following link: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/openday/.


Design Courses at Monash University

Students considering applying for architectural design, design, fine art and/or interior architecture courses that require the submission of design exercises, and the attending of interviews as part of selection into those courses, are encouraged to browse the following links -

 

Architectural Design

Design

Fine Art

Interior Architecture 

 

For a comprehensive list of all design courses on offer at Monash, visit Design Courses at Monash University


Careers Expo 2016

Students who may have been unable to attend the St Kevin's College Careers Evening this week are encouraged to attend the SpotJobs Careers Expo where there will be an opportunity to speak to a number of representatives from tertiary institutions all over Australia.

Date:            Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August 2016                  

Time:           10am - 3pm (Friday) and 10am – 4pm (Sat and Sun)

Location:      Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Southbank

Visit
Career Expo  to find out more and/or to download and print off a FREE ticket to the expo!  


Early Achievers Program (EAP)

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.  One of the biggest benefits of the program is that successful applicants receive an offer well ahead of the usual tertiary admissions announcements.

 

The program operates at each of the University's six campuses nationally.  Applications will open on Monday 8 August 2016 and close on Monday 17 October 2016, with offers being made by the end of November 2016.

 

Successful EAP applicants will receive a guaranteed offer through QTAC, UAC or VTAC, provided they meet the following requirements:

  • The ACU course identified on your EAP application is the highest eligible preference on your TAC application at the time of the offer round.
  • You have satisfied prerequisite requirements for the course.
  • You achieve a minimum ATAR of 70 for Law, Law dual degrees and Physiotherapy*; 65 for Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology or 58.50 for all other ACU degrees.                                                           * subject to change


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. 


Find out more at Early Achievers’ Program


Key Dates for Tertiary Applications for 2017 Entry

Year 12 students are reminded that applications to university usually commence in term 3.  Some important key dates are listed below:

 

State

Tertiary Admission Centre

Website

Application
Opening Date

Application
Closing Date

Victoria

VTAC

www.vtac.edu.au

1 August 2016

29 September 2016

Queensland

QTAC

www.qtac.edu.au

2 August 2016

30 September 2016

South Australia

SATAC

www.satac.edu.au

1 August 2016

30 September 2016

Western Australia

TISC

www.tisc.edu.au

8 August 2016

30 September 2016

NSW & ACT

UAC

www.uac.edu.au

3 August 2016

30 September 2016

Northern Territory

SATAC

www.satac.edu.au

1 August 2016

30 September 2016

Tasmania

Direct

www.utas.edu.au

Early August 2016

30 September 2016


Deakin College Two New Pathway Courses to Deakin University

Deakin College is offering two new Diploma courses that students can now get into as a means of articulating into the Deakin University bachelor degrees.

 

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)

Students will be able to articulate into the second year of the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television) at Deakin University from the Diploma of Media and Communication with the addition of the following two units:


ACF104 Moving Pictures: Screening Film History

ACF103 Writing with the Camera

 

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology)

Students will be able to articulate into the second year of the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology) at Deakin University from the Diploma of Science.


Find out more at Deakin College


Have you heard of a HIT Lab?

A HITLab (Human Interface Technology Laboratory) is a research and teaching facility aimed at empowering people by building advanced human-computer interface technology that unlocks the power of human intelligence, improve quality of life and links minds globally.  There are only three HIT Labs in the world; one at the University of Washington (Seattle) USA, another at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch) NZ  and the third at the University of Tasmania, and these three universities work in partnership.  HITLab AU (HIT Lab Australia) is situated within the School of Engineering and ICT at the University of Tasmania (UTAS), and brings virtual/mixed reality technologies to the Launceston campuses with a focus on design, visualisation, simulation and games.  A key development is the collaborative teaching and research programs with schools and disciplines including Computing & Information Systems, Architecture & Design, Visual & Performing Arts, Human Life Sciences, Nursing, Education, Human Movement, and the Australian Maritime College.  


Visit
HITLab Courses for more details of these courses, or visit HITLab at UTAS for information about the HITLab Australia.


Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health

The University of Wollongong (UOW) offers a 3-year Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health as a pathway to graduate medical studies.  The course is designed to give high-achieving students an excellent preparation for graduate medical studies at UOW or other institutions.

One of the strengths of the course is that there is a Foundations for GAMSAT subject in first year. This subject explores core content for medical school entry including academic literacy, critical thinking skills and an understanding of what it takes to be a successful health practitioner.  It provides an excellent understanding of, and preparation for, the GAMSAT exam. 
Also in the first year students will also study foundational anatomy, biology, chemistry, exercise physiology, nutrition and effective communication in healthcare settings. In the second year, under the guidance of the course coordinator, students can tailor their interests by selecting one of eight study areas:

  • Biomedical Research
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Practice
  • Medical Radiation Physics
  • Medical Science
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Nutrition

In the final year, there is a capstone subject which examines case studies across six topics in the same case-based learning format used by graduate medical schools.  The case studies are explored via scientific summaries, clinical trial critiques, media reporting, essays and debates.

Applicants need an indicative ATAR of 95 and to have studied mathematics and chemistry, with biology being recommended.  Students must apply through www.uac.edu.au and the UAC course code is 757500.

Find out more about eligibility for the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health at Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health at UOW.  For frequently asked questions about this degree, visit FAQs about Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health 


Deakin University Global Science & Technology Program
The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high achieving students who want to conduct part of their studies overseas through an exchange or study abroad program. 

 

A minimum ATAR of 80.00 is required for entry into this course.  Applicants must also meet the VCE prerequisites for their specific course preference.  Successful applicants will be offered a monetary scholarship to assist with travel costs and will be required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship Program.    


Scholarships will be awarded across the faculty to students undertaking any course offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment. 

 

Find out more at Global Science and Technology Program


 Biomedicine/Biomedical Science Degrees in Victoria
A Biomedicine or Biomedical Science degree is offered at a number of universities, and is often regarded as an excellent pathway degree to graduate medicine.  Students are encouraged to visit VTAC for more information on these and other courses – including double-degrees.

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE NAME

VCE PREREQUISITES

MAJOR STUDIES

ACU

Biomedical 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 any Mathematics.

Biomedical Science.

DEAKIN

Biomedical Science

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

Anatomy, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomedical science, Bioscience, Cell biology, Environmental Health (Melbourne only), Genetics, Human biology, Immunology (Melbourne only), Infection and Immunology (Geelong only), Medical Biotechnology, Medical microbiology, Medical research, Medical science, Microbiology, Molecular and cell biology, Molecular and human genetics, Molecular biology, Pathophysiology, Physiology.

FEDERATION

Biomedical Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetic Sciences, Health sciences, Medical microbiology, Medical science, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Public health, Statistics.

LA TROBE

Biomedical 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 Chemistry.

Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biomedical science, Biosciences, Genetics, Medical research, Medical science, Microbiology, Molecular and cell biology, Molecular and human genetics, Physiology.

MONASH

Biomedical Science

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), Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics.

Anatomy and physiology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical science, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Genetics, Health sciences, Human biology, Human sciences, Microbiology, Molecular and cell biology, Neurobiology, Pathology, Pathophysiology.

RMIT

Biomedical 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 Chemistry; and a study score of at least 20 in one of any Mathematics or Physics.

Anatomy and physiology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical science, Biotechnology, Cell biology, Cell physiology, Human physiology, Medical microbiology, Medical science, Molecular medicine and biotechnology, Neurobiology, Pathology.

UNI MELBOURNE

Biomedicine

Minimum ATAR of 96.00. 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 one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

Biochemistry and molecular biology, Bioengineering systems, Biotechnology, Cell and developmental biology, Genetics, Health informatics, Human structure and function, Immunology, Microbiology and immunology, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology

VICTORIA

Biomedical Sciences

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 one of Biology, Chemistry, Health And Human Development, any Mathematics or Physical Education.

Anatomy and physiology, Cell biology, Cell physiology, Chemistry and biochemistry, Dietary and nutritional studies, Functional anatomy, Human biology, Immunology, Molecular and human genetics, Neuroscience, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Research methods.

Biomedicine

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 or Physics.

Anatomy and physiology, Biochemistry and molecular biology, Cell and developmental biology, Cell biology, Chemistry and biochemistry, Dietary and nutritional studies, Functional anatomy, Genetics, Health informatics, Human biology, Human structure and function, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular and human genetics, Neuroscience, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Research methods.


Open Days 2016

                      INSTITUTION

DATE

TIME

CONTACT DETAILS

Australian Catholic University

Melbourne Campus

Ballarat Campus

 

Sun 14 August

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 4pm

10am – 3pm

1300 ASK ACU

Email: opendayvic@acu.edu.au

http://www.acu.edu.au/study_at_acu/future_students/undergraduate/experience_uni_before_you_start/open_day

Australian College of Applied Psychology

Sun 14 August

10am – 2pm

1800 061 199
http://www.acap.edu.au/

Australian National University

Sat 27 August

9am – 4pm

http://www.anu.edu.au/study/events/anu-open-day-2016

Blue Mountains Hotel School (Leura Campus)

Sat 3 September

10am – 2pm

https://www.bluemountains.edu.au/openday2016/

Bond University

 

Sat 23 July

2pm – 6pm

1800 074 074

https://bond.edu.au/event/47613/2016-open-day-experience-bond-different-light

Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Lilydale Campus

Box Hill Campus

 

Sun 21 August

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 269 445

www.boxhillinstitute.edu.au

Deakin University & Deakin College

Warrnambool Campus

Geelong Campus (Waurn Ponds & Waterfront)

Melbourne (Burwood) Campus

 

Sun 7 August

Sun 21 August

Sun 28 August

 

9am – 3pm

9am – 3pm

9am – 4pm

1800 334 733

http://openday.deakin.edu.au/

Federation University of Australia

Mount Helen Campus; SMB

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1800 333 864

http://federation.edu.au/future-students/study-at-feduni/open-day

Holmesglen Institute

Open Thursday’s – all campuses

 

11 August

15 September

27 October

15 December

 

Various times

1300 MY FUTURE http://www.holmesglen.edu.au/open

 

La Trobe University & La Trobe Melbourne

Shepparton Campus

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus

Bendigo Campus

Mildura Campus

 

Fri 5 August

Sun 7 August

Sun 14 August

Sun 17 August

 

4pm – 7pm

10am – 4pm

10am – 3pm

10am – 4pm

1300 135 045

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/openday

Monash University

Peninsula Campus

Clayton & Caulfield Campuses

Parkville Campus (Pharmacy Focus)

 

Sat 6 August

Sun 7 August
Sun 21 August

 

10am – 3pm

10am – 4pm
10am – 3pm

1800 666 274

www.monash.edu.au/openday

Photographic Studies College

Sun 14 August

10am – 3pm

 9682 3191
https://www.psc.edu.au/

Navitas College of Public Safety
123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD

Sun 14 August

10am – 2pm

1800 783 661

www.ncps.edu.au

RMIT

City, Bundoora & Brunswick Campuses

 

Sun 14 August

 

10am – 4pm

9925 2260

www.rmit.edu.au/openday

Swinburne University

Hawthorn

 

Sun 31 July

 

10am – 4pm

1300 SWINBURNE

www.swinburne.edu.au/openday

University of Melbourne

Parkville & Southbank Campuses

 

Sun 21 August

 

9am – 4pm

1800 801 662

https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/explore/events/victoria_and_interstate/victoria/university_of_melbourne_open_day

 

 

 

 

Victoria University

Footscray Park campus

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 VIC UNI

www.vu.edu.au/open-day

William Angliss Institute of TAFE

 

Sun 14 August

 

10am – 4pm

1300 ANGLISS

http://www.angliss.edu.au


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.



July 21

posted 20 Jul 2016, 19:36 by Sue White

All Year 10, 11 and 12 parents were emailed letters from the Careers Department in Week 1, Term 3, outlining the forthcoming Careers events and the program for students during Term 3.  Thank you to the remaining Year 10 families who have taken the opportunity to make Careers Appointments in these first three weeks of term allowing us to have prepared nearly all Year 10 students for VCE subject selection next month. The Online Booking System opens for Year 12s from Monday July 25.  Appointments should be made for August 1 onwards as this is when the online VTAC Tertiary Application system opens.  Appointments can ONLY be made by students and this should be done in consultation with parents should parents wish to attend.

 

Final planning for the SKC Careers Evening is under way and we are hoping all Year 10, 11 and 12 students and parents take advantage of the opportunity to attend 3 different panel sessions between 5:30pm and 8pm on Tuesday July 26 to research potential pathways.  This event is a perfect precursor for the Tertiary Open Days which commence on Sunday July 30.

 

Since the commencement of Term 3, senior students have had the opportunity to attend valuable information sessions in the Careers Department at lunch times with representatives from Ernst & Young and Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) taking the time to visit the College.  Ms Cora Sheridan also gave generously of her time to enlighten interested students about her experience thus far studying Medicine at the University of Newcastle.  On Monday August 1 Mr Chris Lewis from the University of Sydney will provide information on the amazing opportunities available at this historic institution.  For those students interested in studying interstate, this session is a must, building on information provided by ANU and Bond University representatives at our Careers Evening.  It is a pleasure to arrange such visitors for the students who, we hope, share their newfound knowledge with parents.


Forthcoming Open Days and How to Make the Most of Them

Dates for your diaries:

·         Sunday 31 July – Swinburne University

·         Saturday 6 Aug – Monash (Peninsula)

·         Sunday 7 Aug – Deakin University  (Warrnambool); La Trobe University (Bundoora); Monash  University (Caulfield & Clayton)

·         Sunday 14 Aug – Australian Catholic University (Melbourne), La Trobe University (Bendigo); RMIT University; William Angliss Institute

·         Sunday 21 Aug – Box Hill (Lilydale campus); Deakin University (Waterfront & Waurn Ponds); University of Melbourne; Monash (Parkville)

·         Sunday 28 Aug – ACU (Ballarat): Box Hill Institute (Box Hill); Deakin University (Burwood); Federation University; Victoria University (Footscray campus)

What to do prior: Don’t wander aimlessly; try these tips:

·         Get an Open Day Guide, eg from www.deakin.edu.au/opendaywww.openday.unimelb.edu.au, or www.monash.edu/openday  and be there when relevant information sessions are on

·         Allow sufficient time for your visit; two hours or so would be advisable

·         Speak to staff/students about courses which interest you - note your questions beforehand

·         Collect information/brochures

·         Ask about industry based-learning (IBL) opportunities; these can assist with gaining employment  

·         Ask about international study opportunities – a popular option

·         Consider transport issues; is the campus accessible from where you live? 

·         Check the environment where you will study; will you be happy there for three/four years?

·         Consider the facilities/clubs offered at your preferred institution

·         Consider a rural campus - ATARs are often lower at rural campuses and they often offer other advantages.

NOTE: If you plan to apply for a course involving an interview/folio presentation/audition as part of the selection process, attendance is A MUST! You might be asked what you learned at Open Day.


Year 12 News – Applying For Courses

Applications are usually made on the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website, opening on Mon 1 August, with timely applications closing on 29 September (see www.vtac.edu.au).  You will be able to apply for up to eight courses, placing them in the order you most want them.  You will be offered a place in the highest course in your list for which you meet the ATAR/Selection requirements/pre-requisite subjects.

 

As we know, some circumstances can spoil a student’s academic achievement.  Tertiary institutions are aware of this and offer alternative entry schemes taking into account short- and long-term disadvantage.  While many are offered through the single Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) SPECIAL ENTRY ACCESS SCHEME (SEAS) application process, others require application to the institution.

Note: SEAS applications cannot be accessed until you have commenced a course application through VTAC. See: www.vtac.edu.au/applying/seas.html

VTACmag 2017

Year 12 students should note that all information regarding applying for tertiary study in 2017 will be available on the VTAC website at www.vtac.edu.au and some information will be published in the VTACmag, which all students will receive a copy of within the next week.  The publication is also available from newsagents in late July with a recommended retail price of $7.95 should students in Years 10 and 11 be interested.  The VTACmag will contain practical information about the VTAC process and preparing for study, in an engaging, friendly format suitable for Year 12 students considering tertiary study. Information will be clearly explained including feature articles of interest, such as interviews with prominent Victorians who complete Year 12 and further study in Victoria and a mentoring section where VTAC matches students with professionals.  

What is VET in the VCE?

VET stands for Vocational Education and Training, and vocation refers to work or employment. 

VET in the VCE programs are designed to give students an exposure to practical skills and an understanding of what it is like to ‘learn through doing’.  So, students can opt to do a VET subject while completing their VCE and, in most cases, the VET qualification contributes towards the VCE and the ATAR.   


Visit VET in the VCE.

Sandringham Sports Physio Career Session

Sandringham Sports Physio is offering FREE Career Sessions on Saturday 13th August from 1pm to 2pm with refreshments prior at 12:45pm.  The venue is located at 150 Tulip Street, Sandringham.

Learn about Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Myotherapy & Massage by attending a workshop.  Workshops are designed to be interactive allowing students to ask questions related to a career in Sports Medicine.

For further information and to book your attendance, please phone 9583 5248 or email pta@sportsphysio.com.au.


News from La Trobe University

Ø  Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)

PPE Degrees were first established at Oxford University in the 1920s and they have since become an established degree in leading universities across the world. The rationale for PPE degrees derives from the recognition that the major issues in contemporary society nearly always contain very strong political, philosophical and economics dimensions. PPE degrees have always been a compelling option for those students who seek to become tomorrow’s decision makers and opinion shapers. 

 

La Trobe’s PPE degree provides students with a broad and sophisticated knowledge base to analyse policy debates and social challenges.  Content includes specialist subjects that integrate politics, philosophy and economics.  There is also a focus on students being able to develop their capacity to apply a PPE perspective to analysing public policy challenges.  PPE students are encouraged to join the student-led PPE Society which regularly holds meetings and high-profile public events.

 

Students study core and elective subjects from economics, philosophy and politics in their first year, and in their second and third years, study across the three disciplines or specialize in two.  Students also have the option to undertake some elective study in any non-PPE discipline of their choosing.

Find out more at La Trobe PPE

 

Ø  Aspire Generation

New this year, the Aspire Generation program is aimed at current Year 10 and 11 students and is a program about celebrating volunteers and leaders, and recognising their commitment and positive impact.  Find out more at Aspire Generation


Ø  Aspire Program Applications

Applications are now open for Year 12 students who have made a positive impact on their local community. La Trobe has updated the ‘How to Apply’ page with tips and given a sample application. Frequently asked questions:

·         What ATAR must I achieve for the Aspire program? Most courses have a minimum ATAR of 50, although some professional degrees have higher requirements

·         Do I have to arrange anything for my school recommendation? No, La Trobe will contact the school so you only need to advise which school you attend

·         Do I still have to apply through VTAC if I get an Aspire offer? Yes – your Aspire course should be your highest eligible preference. If you list a different course that you are eligible for above your Aspire offer, you will be made an offer into the different course and your Aspire offer will become void.

More Information and to apply: www.latrobe.edu.au/aspire


Deakin University Information Sessions

Health Sciences: Geelong Wednesday 20 July; Burwood Saturday 27 July; RSVP http://www.deakin.edu.au/health-social-development/short-courses/short-course-details/school-events

Food and Nutrition: Burwood Saturday 16 July, https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/deakin-university-food-and-nutrition-science-information-session-tickets-25732782445

Exercise and Sports Science: Burwood Saturday 23 July; https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/deakin-university-exercise-and-sport-science-information-sessions-tickets-25717693313


At ACU Students Are More Than Their ATAR

ACU’s new Passion for Business (P4B) and Passion for Law and Commerce (P4law-commerce) programs are not just about your ATAR; they are about providing a unique opportunity for students with a passion for business or law.  If you are in Year 12 and you want to get an early competitive edge with a guaranteed entry to ACU see www.acu.edu.au/P4B or www.acu.edu.au/p4law-commerce


News from Monash University

Ø  Business Open House

Experience Monash’s city location in the heart of Melbourne. Relax in the outdoor garden area surrounded by the vibrant CBD, participate in interactive sessions in our exciting contemporary classrooms and find out about studying business at Monash Business School from current students and staff.  Learn more about the Bachelor of International Business taught at the city location and a wide range of undergraduate and graduate business courses offered at the other campuses including the Monash MBA program.  Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

 

Date:              Sunday 14 August 2016

Time:              11am – 3pm

Venue:           Level 7, 271 Collins Street in the city

 

Find out more at Business Open House

 

Ø  New Pathways to Law

There is more than one way to become a Monash law student.  The new law pathways are designed for students who have the talent and determination to succeed in the Bachelor of Laws but just miss out on the clearly-in ATAR.  The new Law Pathway courses allow students to study law units from day one so that they can try law before committing to the full degree.

 

So, how does it work?  Students enrol in one of the following courses:

·         Bachelor of Arts (Law Pathway)

·         Bachelor of Commerce (Law Pathway)

·         Bachelor of Science (Law Pathway)

 

In the first year, students will study four first-year law units along with four Arts, Commerce or Science units.  At end of the year, if they pass all 8 units (48 credit points) with a credit (60%) average in all four Law units and a credit (60%) average overall, students will be guaranteed a place in:

The second year of the relevant double degree course:

–        Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts

–        Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce

–        Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Science

OR

The second year of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) single degree

Find out more at New Pathways to Law

 

Ø  The Monash Guarantee

The Monash Guarantee can get students into a Monash course even if they don’t reach the course’s clearly-in ATAR.

 

To be eligible for the Monash Guarantee students must:

·         attend a Monash under- represented school

·         have experienced financial disadvantage

·         be an Indigenous Australian

 

Every Monash course has a Monash Guarantee ATAR, and the Monash Guarantee ATAR is lower than the expected clearly-in for that course.  For most courses, if students meet the criteria, achieve the Monash Guarantee ATAR and complete all course prerequisites, they will be eligible for a place at Monash.   Find out more at The Monash Guarantee

 

Ø  MADA Art, Design and Architecture Workshops

The Monash Art and Design and Architecture Faculty is holding workshops which offer a way to get tips on the application process for MADA courses.

When: 26 & 27 September

Where: MADA (Caulfield campus)

For: Year 11 & 12 students

Bookings: www.monash.edu/mada/workshops


Ø  New Vertical Arts Double Degrees

Sttudents can gain a Bachelor of Arts degree and relevant Master’s degree in four years.  The offering will be accessed either commencing directly into a planned vertical course program or electing to move into the double degree structure while undertaking their Bachelor’s degree.  Students will need to achieve a 75% average in their first two full time years to progress to the Master’s course. 

Ø  Why Study Science at Monash?

The Faculty of Science lists 10 reasons as to why a student should consider science at Monash:

 

1.    The science degree is flexible – students can study subjects across the scientific spectrum and even take units from other faculties such as Arts.  

2.    The faculty has a small student-to-staff ratio meaning that they can focus on students as individuals and give them proper support.

3.    There is plenty of hands-on lab hours – it is not simply a theory course

4.    Students learn from academics who are pioneering international research in their scientific disciplines.

5.    25 of the units offered by the science faculty take students from the classroom out into the field – to places as far flung as Heron Island, Borneo, and the Cinque Terre in Italy.

6.    The faculty’s approach to teaching is unique.  For example, students who study geology by actually getting their hands dirty in our brand new outdoor classroom – the Field Experience Rock Garden.  Students studying biology will have access to the amazing outdoor reserve – allowing them to study the natural world in the great outdoors. Physics students benefit from an innovative group approach to learning that throws traditional lectures out of the window, developing skills in team-working, problem-solving and leadership.

7.    The state-of-the-art science 'precinct' is home to two student lounges just for science students, along with many other comfortable break-out spaces for studying and hanging out.

8.    Monash University has spent millions in recent years on making its student facilities and buildings among Australia's best.

9.    Science students are given lots of coaching and guidance to prepare them for the world after university, from learning leadership skills to writing their CV.  There is a dedicated in-house careers consultant, alongside leadership and mentoring programs, to hone students’ non-academic skills and help prepare them for their dream job.

10. Monash has a proven track record of providing a springboard to a huge range of careers and postgraduate research in science and beyond.

 

Browse Facts about Science at Monash and Why study Science at Monash to find out more!


Science Degrees in Victoria
The Bachelor of Science is offered at the following universities and students are encouraged to visit
VTAC for more information on these and other courses and/or browse each university link provided below.

UNIVERSITY

VCE PREREQUISITES

ATAR 2016

DEAKIN
M – Melbourne campus
G – Waurn Ponds campus    

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

68.80 (M)
57.00 (G)

FEDERATION
Gi – Gippsland campus
Mt H – Mt Helen campus    

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English; and a study score of at least 20 in one of any Mathematics or any Science.

n/a (Gi)
n/a (Mt H)

LA TROBE
M – Melbourne campus
B – Bendigo campus
AW – Albury-Wodonga campus


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 any Mathematics.

n/a (M)
n/a (B)
n/a (AW)

Science – Hallmark Program: Minimum ATAR of 85.00.
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 any Mathematics.

91.85 (M)
n/a (B)

MONASH
C – Clayton campus

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, Environmental Science, Geography, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

85.00 (C)

Science Advanced – Global Challenges:
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 30 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

n/a (C)

Science Advanced – Research:
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 30 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 30 in two of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

95.00 (C)

RMIT
C – City campus

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 Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

68.00 (C)

Science – Dean’s Scholar Program:
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 Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

80.55 (C)

SWINBURNE
H – Hawthorn campus
** Professional degree

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 Mathematics.

65.00+ (H)
80.00+ H) **

UNI MELBOURNE
P – Parkville campus

Minimum ATAR of 85.00. 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 Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.--OR--Minimum ATAR of 85.00. 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 both of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) and Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

85.00 (P)

VICTORIA
FP – Footscray Park campus

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 any Mathematics.

n/a (FP)



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.



July 14

posted 13 Jul 2016, 22:14 by Sue White

Attendance at University and TAFE Open Days is really important. This is especially so if you plan to apply for a course which requires an interview, folio presentation or audition as part of the application process (Art and Design, Music and Drama courses for example). Put the dates of the Open Days you plan to attend in your diary.  Open Days are not just for Year 12 students.   Year 10 is a great time to start some visits. Reading about a course that interests you is good; visiting the institution offering the course is even better.  Year 11 students will also benefit from walking around a different institution from one they may have visited in Year 10.  The more research students undertake prior to Year 12, the easier the burden of information gathering and selection in Year 12.  It is only 10 days till our Careers Evening on Tuesday 26th July at which we have a plethora of speakers and panels from which to choose to hear amazing stories about pathways in so many different professional fields.  Years 10 to 12 students and parents are encouraged to attend and take advantage of this wealth of information right here at the College.  For those unable to attend on this night, the Herald Sun Careers Expo is being held on the weekend of 26th to 28th July for which we have some free tickets in the Careers Department.

 

The VTAC Guide 2016 provides Year 12 students with a one stop reference with regard to the process of applying for courses in Victoria.  Each Year 12 student will receive a copy of the Guide and the ABC of Applying early in August.  Additional research will be necessary on the VTAC or tertiary websites to discover appropriate courses and to determine eligibility and further requirements.  We will commence seeing Year 12 students for tertiary preference advice and application from Week 4 in earnest.  Year 10 families who have not yet booked an appointment to discuss aptitude results and VCE subject selection are reminded to do so as soon as possible as interviews for Year 10s will close at the end of Week 3 this term.  Year 10 parents who have not had an interview are asked to buy the Herald Sun Newspaper on Tuesday July 19.  The VICTER supplement which outlines tertiary requirements for all courses in Victoria in 2019 will be available in this issue.  Those who have had an interview have received this information in booklet form.   Year 10 students are reminded of the importance of attending the Year 10 Transition Day on Thursday August 4.  Students will receive valuable advice about the VCE, VET programs and subject selection.  This year we are once again fortunate to have Mr David Verdugo presenting his Shape Your Destiny Program to the students in the morning.  The outcomes of this program are:

 

·         to remove student confusion & uncertainty about their future by aligning their passions, talents & ideals to a pathway best suited to them

·         to create a year level of students who are motivated to perform well at school because they have connected to a compelling future

·         to set written & specific goals to give students focus & direction at school & beyond

·         to create a step-by-step plan of action, designed by the students, which will be the blueprint for their academic & career success

 

We hope all Year 10 students find the day stimulating and valuable.


Tips for Open Days

With the open day season approaching, you’re probably heading to quite a few campuses over the coming weeks. If you’re wondering where to start or what you need to know, we’ve come up with some tips to help you get the most out of university open days.

Step 1: Start by doing some research
Open days are your chance to find out more about a university and see if it’s right for you, so it helps to have done a little bit of research beforehand. Read about each university, have a quick look at courses of interest and decide what you want more information about when you’re on campus. Try to arrive on campus with at least a few questions.

Step 2: Plan your open day schedule
Find out which institutions are holding open days and when (see our 
Open Days page for details) then head to their websites to see what’s on. This will give you an idea of the events you want to attend and how you should structure your day — this is particularly important if you’re visiting a few different campuses in the same weekend. Expect to find everything from campus tours and lectures to general information sessions covering topics such as alternative entry pathways, scholarships and student accommodation. There’s fun to be had too, so keep an eye out for games and competitions, free barbecues and student performances. Some unis have special open day apps that can help you plan your day and navigate your way around once you’re on campus.

Step 3: Ask questions
Don’t be afraid to bombard lecturers or tutors with questions. Look out for current students too — they might be able to answer some of the questions that faculty staff can’t. If you have a course in mind, try to get an idea of the content that will be covered, how it will be taught and how you’ll be assessed. Also ask about opportunities to enhance your degree. Is work experience an option? Will you get the chance to study abroad? Are double degrees available? Remember that each course and institution has its own perks, so it’s up to you to decide what’s important. And keep in mind that it’s not all about study, so don’t forget to ask about some of the non-academic pursuits available on campus.

Step 4: Check out the location, facilities and services
Campus location, facilities and services can make or break your experience. Be sure to explore each campus to make sure it has what you need — whether it’s easy access by public transport, places to eat lunch nearby or quality sporting grounds on campus. You may also be interested in particular support services, such as academic assistance, career advisers or an on-site medical centre. Keep in mind that some universities have better facilities and services than others. Consider the overall location of each campus too. Are you more comfortable studying in the suburbs, in the centre of the city, in a regional area or close to the beach?

Step 5: Follow up with further research
You’ve been to open days, collected information, asked questions and checked out the facilities and services on campus. This is the ideal time to follow up with some extra research. Start by creating a shortlist of institutions and courses that caught your eye. Think carefully about what you want to study, how you want to learn and where you want to do it. You can call the institution to speak to a student adviser, drop by the campus or get in touch online. Consider visiting your career adviser (if you’re in school) and having a chat to friends, family or industry professionals. Once you’ve covered this step, you’ll be ready for the application period.


Pharmacy Update at Monash University

Traditionally, pharmacy degrees in Australia have offered students a five-year pathway to apply to register as a pharmacist (generally a four-year bachelor degree plus a one-year internship).   From 2017, Monash will introduce the new integrated Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)/Master of Pharmacy course, enabling students to apply to register within the same five-year time frame, but offers them the additional advantage of doing so with a master's degree as well as a bachelor's.   This course will replace the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) from 2017, and it has all the required accreditations from the Australian Pharmacy Council.

 

Find out more at Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)/Master of Pharmacy 


Plan My GAP Year

'Plan My Gap Year (PMGY) is an award-winning international volunteer placement organisation based in the UK.  We provide the world’s most affordable, need-driven and supportive short-term volunteer programmes in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.  Our programmes start from just two weeks in duration right up to six months. You can join us throughout the year as we have two start dates per month.

 

So if you’re looking to travel on your vacation period, or even take a gap year to explore the world – you should consider volunteering abroad and doing something really special during your travels. We have a range of opportunities to suit people of all backgrounds and interests. Check out our website and start your adventure today – www.planmygapyear.co.uk'

 

Here is a video overview of our setup in Sri Lanka which gives a really great overview of how we work - https://vimeo.com/171630276


Studying at Le Cordon Bleu

Do you have a passion for cooking? Particularly French cuisine?

Le Cordon Bleu, as a culinary arts school that offers courses at more than 29 international schools across 5 continents, and is attended by more than 20,000 students every year.  Students are taught by Master Chefs, of which the majority come from Michelin-starred restaurants or are winners of prestigious competitions and titles such as Meilleur Ouvrier de FranceLe Cordon Bleu Australia has a number of campuses – Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, and a new one in Perth.  Le Cordon Bleu will be hosting an Open Day providing students with an opportunity to visit the state-of-the-art facilities and speak to educators.

 

Date:              Saturday 23 July 2016
Time:              12pm – 4pm

Venue:           488 South Road in Moorabbin


Students are encouraged to register their interest at
Le Cordon Bleu Open Day 2016  


Visit
Le Cordon Bleu to find out more and discover which courses are offered at which campuses.


Aspire Program at La Trobe University

La Trobe offers an Early Entry program called Aspire.  This program is designed to acknowledge secondary students who work hard to make positive changes in their schools and communities through volunteering.   The Aspire Early Admissions Program acknowledges a student’s volunteering efforts when they apply.  As a successful applicant, students receive an offer into their course in September before they receive their ATAR - Aspire Early Admissions Program

 

Applicants will need to meet a few criteria including –

 

·         Providing a 400-word written statement indicating the activities they have been involved in, the impact these activities have had on their community, and how regularly they participated

·         Providing contact details of a referee who can certify their volunteering work as outlined in their statement.  This may be a teacher who has observed the commitment at school or an organisational supervisor who monitored them.


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 already open – 1 June 2016

Applications close – 31 August 2016

Notification of Outcome – from early September 2016

The Aspire Program is on offer across all La Trobe courses and campuses, and applicants will apply from June to August and 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

Audiology

70

Clinical Prosthetics & Orthotics

70

Dentistry

97

Dietetics

85

Exercise Physiology

60

Law

70

Law Double Degrees

70

Midwifery

70

Nursing

60

Occupational Therapy

70

Oral Health Science

60

Orthoptics

70

Physiotherapy

90

Podiatry

60

Speech Pathology

80


News from Swinburne University

Ø  Know Lounge at Open Day

Following the success of our inaugural In the Know Lounge at Open Day last year, we are excited to once again provide this unique experience and high-performing Year 12 students are the chosen few.

The In the Know Lounge is a private space designed to provide students with clarity about what Swinburne can offer.   Students get to chat one-on-one with the most senior academic leaders; find out about scholarships, and the High Achievers Program.  The lounge will also feature live music and an exclusive menu.

Only three students who have worked extremely hard and received outstanding results, or who are born leaders, can be selected to represent St Kevin’s College.  Year 12 students keen on participating need to see Mrs White as soon as possible. 

 

Ø  New Majors in Health Science

In 2017, Swinburne’s Bachelor of Health Science will include four new majors.  The degree is designed to equip students for careers promoting health and wellbeing. New majors in biomedical and clinical technologies, exercise science and nutrition will be offered alongside a revised major in biomedical science.

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Health Science (Professional) will also complete a guaranteed 12-month paid professional work placement.

Explore Health Science majors at Health Science Majors


Would you like to study at an American university?  EducationUSA offers free general advising and sports scholarship sessions at the U.S. Consulate General Melbourne on a regular basis.  Open to students, parents and teachers, the session is divided into two parts - general guidance on U.S. undergraduate study, including university application procedures, financial assistance, and the new SAT (released May 2016), followed by an information session for student athletes interested in undergraduate sports scholarships.

The session will last 90 minutes - the first 60 minutes are dedicated to general advising, and the last 30 minutes for those interested in sports scholarships. Attendees are welcome to depart after the first 60 minute general advising session, but all guests interested in sports scholarships must attend the entire 90 minute session.

 

Date:                         Tuesday 26 July 2016
Time:                         3pm – 4:30pm
Venue:                       553 St. Kilda Road in Melbourne.

Registration:            Please note, this event has limited seating and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. To register, visit the Eventbrite page: goo.gl/bqIGzD


Arts Degrees on offer in Victoria

Most universities in Victoria offer an Arts degree, and some of these are listed below.  Students should note that the prerequisite VCE subject for most Arts degrees is only an English or EAL.  For a comprehensive list of courses (including the many double-degree options) on offer at universities, visit VTAC

INSTITUTION

MAJOR STUDIES

ATAR 2016

ACU
M – Melbourne Campus

 

Business studies, Drama, Economics, History, Literature, Mathematics, Media, Music, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Study of Religions/Theological Studies, Visual arts.

50.00 (M)

DEAKIN

G – Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
M – Melbourne Campus

W – Warrnambool Campus

Animation, Anthropology, Arabic, Australian studies, Children's literature, Chinese, Criminology, Dance, Drama, Film studies, History, Indonesian, International relations, Journalism, Language and culture, Literary studies, Media studies, Middle East studies, Philosophy, Photography, Politics and policy studies, Professional and Creative Writing, Public relations, Sociology, Spanish, Visual arts.

55.10 (G)
60.15 (M)

n/a (W)

FEDERATION UNI
G – Gippsland Campus
MH – Mount Helen Campus

History, Indigenous Studies, Japanese, Literature, Media and Screen Studies, Philosophy, Psychology (APAC accredited), Sociology, Writing.

n/a (G)
n/a (MH)

LA TROBE
M – Melbourne Campus

Anthropology, Archaeology, Asian studies, Chinese, Communication studies, Creative Arts, Economics, English, French, Greek, History, Indonesian, Italian studies, Japanese, Mathematics, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish.

50.05 (M)

MONASH
Ca – Caulfield Campus
CL – Clayton Campus

Ancient cultures, Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts, Australia in the world, Australian studies, Behavioural studies, Bioethics, Chinese studies, Communications and media studies, Criminology, English as an international language, Film and screen studies, French studies, German studies, History, Holocaust and genocide studies, Human geography, Human rights, Humanities, Indigenous cultures and histories, Indonesian studies, International relations, International studies, Islamic studies, Italian studies, Japanese studies, Jewish studies, Journalism, Korean studies, Languages, Linguistics, Literary studies, Music, Performance, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religious studies, Social science, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American studies, Theatre, Ukrainian studies.

81.00 (Ca)
85.00 (Cl)

SWINBURNE

H – Hawthorn Campus

* Professional Degree

Chinese, Cinema and screen studies, Creative writing and literature, Criminology, Digital advertising technology, Environmental sustainability, History, International studies, Japanese, Journalism, Media industries, Philosophy, Politics and international relations, Professional writing and editing, Social media, Sociology.

60.00 (H)

80.00+ (H)*

UNI MELBOURNE
P – Parkville Campus

Ancient world studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Art history, Asian studies, Australian Indigenous studies, Chinese, Chinese studies (minor), Classics, Creative writing, Criminology, Development studies (minor), Economics, English and theatre studies, English language studies (minor), Environmental studies (minor), European studies (minor), French, Gender studies, Geography, German, Hebrew and Jewish studies, History, History and philosophy of science, Indonesian, Islamic studies, Italian, Japanese, Knowledge and learning (minor), Law and justice (minor), Linguistics and applied linguistics, Media and communications, Philosophy, Politics and international studies, Psychology, Russian, Screen and cultural studies, Social theory (minor), Sociology, Spanish and Latin American studies.

88.85 (P)

VICTORIA UNI

FN – Footscray Nelson Campus
FP – Footscray Park Campus

Communication studies, Gender studies, History, Indigenous studies, Literary studies, Politics and international relations, Professional and creative writing, Sociology, Vietnamese, Visual art.

n/a (FN)

n/a (FP)

 

 

There is often the debate about the value of an Arts Degree and what kind of role an Arts Graduate could find in industry.  


At La Trobe University - What can I do with Arts? lists a number of roles including -

·         Teaching & educational administration

  • International aid and trade agencies
  • Arts production and management
  • Public service and social welfare agencies
  • General management and administration (local and global)
  • Communications industry, publishing, media and public relations
  • Tourism and hospitality

 

One of the very important things for students to note, is that an Arts’ student learns skills that are very transferrable in industry.  These include communication skills, critical thinking and reading skills, analytical skills, and research skills – browse Career FAQS - What to do with your Arts Degree to learn more!


Win an AFL Game Day Experience

Connect with Deakin University and win an AFL Game Day Experience

Win a behind the scenes VIP experience into elite sport, thanks to Geelong Football Club and Deakin University.

Your VIP package includes:
• 3 tickets* to the Deakin Corporate Box - Geelong Cats v Richmond Tigers @ MCG, Sunday 14 August 
• Meet and greet with Geelong Cats special guest
• Exclusive access to Geelong Cats player rooms** 

To enter, fill in the entry form here and submit 100 words on why you’re interested in studying sport at Deakin. 

There are 5 packages up for grabs, valued over $1200 each.

Conditions of entry:
* Parent or guardian must accompany you to the game. 
** One person per package; not available for all 3 ticket holders. 
Parental consent is required to complete competition entry. 
Entrant must be studying Year 12, 2016



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.

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