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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.

June 16

posted 15 Jun 2016, 19:04 by Sue White

Planning for our Term 3 Careers Program is well and truly under way.  Our aim is to provide as many opportunities as possible for the students here at the College and, to supplement these with information about external activities and information sessions.  Decision making regarding VCE subject selection, tertiary pathways and even whether to undertake work experience is always so much easier from a position of knowledge founded in research and the receipt of first-hand information.  To this end, we have two lunch time speakers organised for Week 1, Term 3.  On Wednesday 13th July, Jamie Shenker from Ernst and Young will present and overview of the pathways into Ernst and Young and Accounting careers in general.  On Thursday, Cora Sheridan will relate her experience thus far studying Medicine at the University of Newcastle, NSW, the post year 12 Medicine entry process, including interviews and offers.  In Week 2, a speaker from Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) will provide an overview of their GAP Year Program for interested students on Wednesday 20th July. 

As advertised previously, we are then very excited to be hosting the SKC Careers Evening on Tuesday 26th July from 5:30pm to 8pm and, with approximately 25 panels to choose from with speakers ranging from past students of the College to current parents and tertiary course representatives we hope as many of the Years 10 to 12 students and parents can attend as possible.  This is an opportunity to learn about career pathways from the generalist and specialist perspective, trajectories within and between careers, and about particular tertiary course options.

The Year 10 Transition Day will be held on Thursday 4th August.  Students in Year 10 will be treated to a motivation experience in order to aid the realisation that the time has come to “be the best they can be” both academically and personally.  They will then be introduced to VCE subject offerings in a more in depth manner helping them to make the all-important subject selections later in August.

Two parent information evenings are scheduled in Term 3.  The Year 10 VCE Information Evening for students and parents will be held on Monday 1st August and the Year 12 VTAC Parent Information Evening is on Monday 15th August.  Please diarise these evenings should they be relevant to you and your sons.


The Swinburne Advantage

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

For over 50 years, Swinburne has been partnering with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. It’s your chance to work on real industry projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation; or even before, with the possibility of continuing employment while completing your degree part-time. It’s what we call the Swinburne Advantage.

The Swinburne Advantage to all new commencing undergraduate students.  Find out more by browsing The Swinburne Advantage which includes information about:

Professional Degrees -
Professional Degrees  

Professional Placements - Professional Placements  

Professional Internships - Professional Internships  

Industry-Linked Projects - Industry-Linked Projects  


News from Deakin University

Ø  Update from the Faculty of Business and Law

Compulsory career planning unit for commerce students!  Preparing to find a job will soon be an integral part of the course for commerce students at Deakin, with a compulsory unit in career planning being piloted.  The compulsory Personal Insight unit will provide career development experiences for students, and has a clear focus on students co-creating their professional identity.  The unit is the Bachelor of Commerce’s key vehicle for creating awareness and engagement in University initiatives, which include planning for choice of majors and alignment to career aspirations, the Career Portal, Work Integrated Learning and international mobility initiatives.  The Personal Insight unit is a journey of discovery in which students explore intrapersonal and interpersonal aspects of themselves with the goal of creating a personal portfolio of career resources, to assist them to gain Work Integrated Learning placement(s) and be better prepared to find a graduate role.

 

Find out more about the Bachelor of Commerce by browsing Commerce at Deakin

 

Ø  Update from the Faculty of Arts and Education

Entertainment production students gain industry experience promoting new Australian film!


First year entertainment production students at Deakin are helping to promote the new Australian film, Pawno (2016).  Meeting with director Paul Ireland and writer Damian Hill in a masterclass at the university, students are encouraged to learn firsthand about producing entertainment today.  Social media platforms, festival circuits and online media exposure are some of the topics they explore while promoting the film in student groups. This is just one of the exciting opportunities available to those studying the Bachelor of Entertainment Production, which is a new degree that joins a passion for entertainment to the possibility of student learning in a hands-on, collaborative and supported environment.  

 

Find out more about the Bachelor of Entertainment Production by browsing Entertainment Production at Deakin


Visual Merchandising at Kangan

If you are a visually creative individual who loves all things fashion and retail, then our Diploma of Visual Merchandising qualification can lead to your perfect creative career as a Visual Merchandiser.  Visual merchandising has become a vital feature in the promotional mix when it comes to creating a striking visual retail presence. 

Students who enrol in the nationally accredited Diploma of Visual Merchandising course will gain relevant skills in –

 

• designing, planning and implementation of visual merchandising concepts
• explore colour theory, graphics, drawing and multimedia 
• design and construct safe and effective props and displays
• digital art and design 
• graphic arts
• retail merchandising 
• visual merchandising

 

Find out more by visiting Diploma of Visual Merchandising at Kangan Institute


Photography is central to so many aspects of our lives today, and the career possibilities are many and varied. So much is captured, shared and communicated through the image. Such a powerful medium for self-expression, representation, communication and documentation. 

PSC is delighted to offer a 'hands on' experience day that will provide senior secondary students with a wonderful opportunity to experience our creative campus, talented teachers and 'a day in the life' of a PSC student.


Students keen on a career in photography might like to sign up for this free event in the upcoming school holidays.

 

Date:              Monday 27 June 2016

Time:              10am – 3pm

Venue:           PSC College, 65 City Road in Southbank 

 

Bookings are essential and can be made at PSC Experience Day 


Passion for Law and Commerce - Early Entry Program

Passion for Law and Commerce is a guaranteed early entry program designed to nurture your learning passion and give you a step up in your future law and commerce career.

 

With an ACU double degree in Law and Commerce, students who have a passion for law and commerce, will have access to choices in areas that excite and inspire them: practice as a barrister or solicitor, provide advice as an in-house counsel to an organisation, or pursue a diverse career specialising in:

  • commercial law coupled with accountancy or tax or finance
  • social justice advocacy combined with business management
  • intellectual property rights, consumer protection law alongside marketing, entrepreneurship and venture capital
  • public and private international law coupled with a specialisation in business management and administration
  • competition law joined with business management and marketing
  • investment law, international trade law combined with finance, business management and administration
  • employment law closely aligned with expertise in human resource management


Current Year 12 students (local and international) who will have completed, Legal Studies and a business related subject by the completion of their Year 12 you are eligible to apply for entry to ACU through the Passion for Law and Commerce Program.

Successful applicants to this Early Entry program will require an ATAR 78, and Units 3 and 4 a minimum study score of 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Administration

 

Applications are open, and close on 16 September 2016.  Successful applicants will be notified by 30 September 2016.  To find out more, and to apply visit Passion for Law and Commerce - Early Entry Program 


Snapshot of Monash University

·         Named after engineer, military leader and public administrator Sir John Monash, Monash University was established in 1958

·         Monash University became a founding member of the Group of Eight universities in 1999

·         Monash ranks in the top 1% of world university rankings - Ranking

·         Monash has over 70,000 students, with campuses in Malaysia, South Africa, China, India, Italy, besides its five campuses in Australia

·         Monash University is the only university in Victoria that offers the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) as an undergraduate entry program from Year 12

·         There are ten Monash Faculties offering hundreds of Monash Courses, be they single or double undergraduate degrees, or graduate qualifications up to a PhD

·         Monash has a number of student-run clubs and associations - a great way to get involved and meet people - Monash Clubs

·         Career Connect is the career centre available to all Monash students.  They can access the many services offered – be it for volunteering, part-time jobs, assistance with applying for work on graduation, etc.

·         The Monash Study Abroad program assists students in studying overseas as part of their course. Monash has exchange agreements with more than 100 universities all over the world

·         Monash offers more than 200 different scholarships for new and current students, from course fee subsidies to travel allowances, and payments for accommodation costs - Scholarships

·         The Monash Guarantee is an alternative entry scheme for students to get into a Monash course even they do not reach the course’s clearly-in ATAR. Students may be eligible for the Monash Guarantee if they:

ü  have experienced financial disadvantage

ü  are an Indigenous Australian

ü  attend a Monash under-represented school

·         Monash Residential Services assists students in finding accommodation on campus, and off campus.  


Engineering Degrees in Victoria

Listed below are a number of engineering degrees offered at most universities in Victoria.  Students should note that unless otherwise indicated* all engineering degrees require at the very least English or EAL, and Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS). Courses with an * also require Chemistry or Physics.


For a comprehensive list of all courses, their prerequisites and double degrees on offer, visit VTAC

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE

MAJOR STUDIES

ATAR 2016

DEAKIN
M – Melbourne
W – Waurn Ponds

Civil

Civil engineering management, Computer-aided design (CAD), Construction, Engineering (civil), Engineering (fluid), Engineering design, Geotechnical engineering, Materials engineering, Structural engineering, Transportation, Water resources engineering.

61.85 (W)

Electrical & Electronics

Circuits and electronics, Computer-aided design (CAD), Control systems, Data communications, Electrical and electronic engineering and technology, Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, PLC and SCADA, Power systems, Renewable energy, Smart distributions and transmission systems.

n/a (M)
n/a (W)

Mechanical

Computer-aided design (CAD), Control systems, Engineering (fluid), Engineering (mechanical), Materials engineering, Mechanical design, Systems design.

65.25 (M)
62.70 (W)

Mechatronics

Artificial intelligence, Automotive design, Circuits and electronics, Computer-aided design (CAD), Control systems, Data communications, Electrical and electronic engineering and technology, Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Engineering (mechanical), Engineering (mechatronic), Mechanical design, Mechatronics design, Robotics.

n/a (M)
60.50 (W)

LA TROBE

M – Melbourne
B – Bendigo

Civil

Building (construction methods), Building (design), Building (technology), Construction, Construction management, Engineering, Engineering (civil), Environmental engineering management, Hydraulics and hydrology, Sustainability.

60.45 (M)

n/a (B)

Engineering

Civil engineering, Design, Electronic engineering, Engineering, Mechanical engineering.

73.40 (M)

71.20 (B)

MONASH

Cl – Clayton

Aerospace *

Aerodynamics, Aeronautical, Aerospace Engineering, Avionics, Engineering.

91.30 (Cl)

Engineering *

Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Electrical and computer systems engineering, Engineering, Materials engineering, Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics engineering.

91.10 (Cl)

Environmental *

Engineering, Environmental engineering.

n/a (Cl)

Mining *

Engineering, Mining engineering.

n/a (Cl)

Software *

Engineering, Software engineering.

88.20 (Cl)

RMIT

C – City
C/B – City & Bundoora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RMIT

C – City
C/B – City & Bundoora

 

Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics

Advanced manufacturing processes, Advanced robotics, Automatic control systems, Autonomous systems, Design for assembly and automation, Embedded systems, Engineering computing, Engineering mechanics, Manufacturing systems, Manufacturing systems modelling, Mechatronic design.

82.25 (C/B)

Aerospace

Aerodynamics, Aerospace engineering, Aerospace maintenance, Aerospace science and spacecraft, Aircraft design, Aircraft systems, Aviation, Computer modelling, Mechanics (applied), Mechanics (flight), Mechanics (fluid), Mechanics (solids), Mechanics (structural).

90.10 (C/B)

Automotive

Computer-aided engineering and design, Dynamics and control, Energy conservation and renewable energy, Engineering mathematics, Fluid mechanics, Industrial aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics, Mechanics of machines, Mechatronics, Solid mechanics and materials, Thermodynamics, Vehicle handling and control, Vehicle noise and vibration, Vehicle power system and vehicle body design.

n/a (C/B)

Biomedical

Bioinformatics, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Circuit Theory, Electronics, Engineering biomechanics and biomaterials, Human physiology, Medical engineering and instrumentation, Physics, Programming, Signal processing.

85.65 (C)

Chemical *

Chemical sciences, Environmental, Food science and biotechnology, Metallurgical, Petroleum, Rheology.

76.45 (C)

Civil & Infrastructure

Civil engineering management, Computer modelling, Construction management, Engineering (civil), Engineering (environmental), Engineering (geoengineering), Engineering (structural analysis and design), Engineering (transport engineering), Irrigation and water management, Mechanics (structural), Project management, Risk analysis and management, Roads and road design, Software applications, Water quality management, Water resources engineering.

85.20 (C/B)

Computer & Network

Computer and network security, Computer engineering, Computer networks, Embedded systems, Internet communications, Microprocessor, Microprocessor control systems, Mobile and cloud networks and computing, Multimedia engineering (audio), Multimedia engineering (image), Multimedia engineering (speech), Multimedia engineering (video signal processing), Network engineering, Network infrastructure design and performance, Network management, Signal and systems, Telecommunications (systems and networks), Wireless technologies.

73.00 (C)

Electrical

Control systems, Electrical distribution, Electrical energy conversion, Electrical engineering, Electrical transmission, Industrial automation, Microprocessor control systems.

72.30 (C)

Electrical & Electronic

Circuits and electronics, Communication systems, Computer engineering, Computer networks, Control systems, Digital and analogue electronics, Electrical systems, Electronic systems, Photonics, Signal processing, Wireless technologies.

72.15 (C)

Environmental

Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Environmental analysis, Environmental engineering, Geology, Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Infrastructure management, Land contamination, Pollution control, Process engineering, Sustainability, Transport engineering, Urban systems, Waste water treatment, Water engineering, Water management.

81.40 (C/B)

Mechanical

Computer-aided engineering and design, Dynamics and control, Energy conservation and renewable energy, Engineering and society, Engineering mathematics, Fluid mechanics, Industrial aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics, Manufacturing, Mechanical design, Mechanics of machines, Mechatronics, Professional research project, Solid mechanics and materials, Thermodynamics.

84.05 (C/B)

Sustainable Systems

Advanced life cycle and systems assessment, Chemistry fundamentals, Computer-aided design and engineering, Electrical energy systems, Intelligent transport systems, Manufacturing management, Mathematics, Professional research project, Renewable energy, Statistics, Sustainable energy systems, Sustainable engineering logistics systems, Sustainable transport systems, Systems engineering.

n/a (C/B)

Software Engineering

Algorithms and data structures, Artificial intelligence, Computer architecture, Computer operating systems, Database systems, Industrial collaboration and experience, Networks and data communications, Object-oriented design, Object-oriented modelling, Object-oriented programming, Object-oriented software engineering, Operating systems, Problem solving, Programming, Programming (C), Programming (Java), Project management, Software development, Software engineering, Software engineering practices.

82.00 (C)

SWINBURNE

H – Hawthorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R.C. – Range of Criteria used for selection

Civil

Computer-aided engineering, Cost engineering, Design of building structures, Design of steel structures, Engineering management, Geotechnical engineering, Infrastructure design project, Project management, Road and transport engineering, Structural design low rise building, Structural mechanics, Sustainable design, Topographical engineering, Transport engineering, Urban water resources, Water and environmental engineering.

75.00+ (H)

Construction

Civil engineering, Computer-aided engineering, Construction engineering, Construction law and contracts, Construction quality and practices, Cost engineering, Design of constructed structures, Design of temporary structures, Energy and motion, Engineering design, Engineering management, Geomechanics, Project and construction planning, Risk and due diligence, Road engineering, Structural mechanics.

75.00+ (H)

Electrical & Electronic

Electrical and power, Software engineering, Telecommunications.

75.00+ (H)

Engineering (Professional)

Civil engineering, Construction engineering, Electrical and power, Mechanical engineering, Product design engineering, Robotics and mechatronics, Software engineering, Telecommunications.

80.00+ (H)

Mechanical

Control engineering, Control systems, Engineering management, Machine dynamics, Materials and manufacturing, Materials engineering, Mechanical engineering, Mechanical systems design, Mechanics of structures, Solid and fluid mechanics, Thermodynamics.

75.00+ (H)

Product Design

Computer modelling and simulation, Computer-aided design (CAD), Design and culture, Design for manufacture, Design for social responsibility, Engineering management, Global design, Human factors, Innovative design methodology, Machine design, Mechanical systems design, Product design, Product innovation, Project development, Sustainable design.

R.C.

Robotics & Mechatronics

Computer-aided engineering (CAE), Control and automation, Control systems, Digital signal and image processing, Electronics, Engineering management, Machine dynamics and design, Mechatronics system design, Object oriented programming in C++, Project management, Robot system design, Robotic control, Structural mechanics.

75.00+ (H)

VICTORIA

FP – Footscray Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

# Engineering degrees at VU require any maths

Architectural #

Architecture, Building (design), Building (technology), Building law and building practice, Computer-aided design, Construction, Design, Engineering, Engineering (architectural), Engineering (electrical), Engineering (mechanical), Environment and sustainability, Environmental comfort and life safety design, Green building design, Management, Sustainable building design.

n/a (FP)

Civil #

Computer-aided design, Construction, Construction management, Engineering (civil), Engineering (environmental), Engineering (structural analysis and design), Engineering (transport engineering), Geosciences, Hydraulics and hydrology, Land and water management, Management, Project management, Roads and road design, Sustainable development, Water resources engineering.

n/a (FP)

Electrical & Electronic #

Digital and analogue electronics, Electrical engineering management, Engineering (communication), Engineering (computer systems), Engineering (computer), Engineering (electrical generation), Engineering (electrical), Engineering (electronics), Engineering design, Microelectronics, Microprocessors, Telecommunications.

n/a (FP)

Mechanical #

Automotive design, Computer-aided design, Design (product development), Engineering, Engineering (manufacturing), Engineering (mechanical), Industrial engineering, Manufacturing management, Mechanical design, Mechanical engineering, Mechanics (fluid mechanics), Mechanics (solid mechanics), Production processes, Project management.

n/a (FP)

Sports
Engineering #

Analogue and digital, Biomechanics and kinesiology, Biomedical systems, Biophysics, Computer applications, Electronic technology and instrumentation, Engineering (electronics), Engineering (mechanical), Engineering (mechatronic), Exercise science, Human movement, Laboratory instrumentation, Mechatronics, Medical biophysics, Microprocessors, Physics, Physiology, Software development, Systems software, Technical support, Technology.

n/a (FP)



Ms O’Sullivan & 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.



June 9

posted 8 Jun 2016, 22:59 by Sue White

With the three week holiday break fast approaching it might be a good time for students to look towards registering for a University Experience Program.  It is difficult to under-estimate the value of first-hand experience and making that all important connection with a potential tertiary environment.  The transition from secondary school to University or TAFE is one of the most daunting and difficult many students will face.  Any prior personal experience will prove valuable and insightful when the Term 3, Year 12 crunch time for decision making comes.  The University of Melbourne also has four Focus on Melbourne evening information sessions left this term commencing with Focus on Law this evening.

 

Students should all have their Semester 2 subject selections in order by this time.  Should any students need to discuss any last minute changes with us they are welcome to visit the Careers Department at recess or lunch time in the last weeks of term.  It is very important to consider potential implications of subject changes for tertiary course eligibility, particularly for Year 11 students who may be considering moving out of a Science or a level of Mathematics.

 

We have a number of Year 10 and 11 students undertaking Work Experience during the holidays.  For those boys who wish to take advantage of this opportunity later in the year, please make sure you see Ms O’Sullivan early in Term 3 to obtain the information about the occupational health and safety testing required in order for you to be able to receive the Work Experience Arrangement Form to give to your potential employer.


Reminders for Forthcoming Events

Melbourne University (Register here)

Focus on Law:    Thursday 9th June

Focus on Music (Southbank Campus):    Tuesday 14 June

Focus on Fine Arts (Southbank Campus):    Wednesday 15 June

Deakin University Exercise and Sport Science Information Sessions

The School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences invites you to attend an information session to learn more about our exercise and sport science course offered at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and the Melbourne Burwood Campus. 

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus 

Saturday, 9th July 11.00am-1.00pm

Venue: DD 2.101  

With special guest speaker, alumna Sophia Samartzis, Operations Manager at Geelong Cats

Melbourne Burwood campus

Saturday, 23rd July 11.00am-1.00pm

Venue: The Point (BCC level 2)

With special guest speaker, alumna Olivia Mills (Performance Analyst – Skills) from North Melbourne Football Club

There will be a short presentation by the Course Director and a Deakin alumnus who will share their Deakin study experience/story and their career journey after graduating from Deakin. There will be opportunity for you to meet and talk to the Course Director and Course Team.

We will also take you on a lab tour, so you can experience first-hand why we are the best in the field.

At Deakin, the Faculty of Health prepares students and our communities for a productive and purposeful future. On the strength of our teaching, research and partnerships, our graduates are empowered to move the world forward.

With our world class programs, we inspire the hearts and minds of students and the communities we serve, develop excellence and challenge a new generation of health professionals to be poised for exciting future in health.

To Register click here.


News from the University of Melbourne

Ø  The John Button Schools Prize

The Melbourne School of Government is proud to announce The John Button Schools Prize for 2016. The Prize is a $2500 award for a Victorian student, years 10-12 and a further $2000 is given to the student's school.   
The Prize was created to encourage young Victorians to express their ideas about Australian politics and public policy. The subject might be Australia’s population, climate change, reconciliation with Indigenous Australians, water, asylum seekers, education, health, or the state of the Arts. 

Students need to apply online through the Faculty of Arts web page at The John Button Schools Prize

More details on the John Button School Prize can be found at The John Button Fund

Ø  Focus on the Bachelor of Biomedicine

Students often ask why they should consider studying a course in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences at Melbourne.  Besides attending at the Parkville Campus which is central to Melbourne, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences enjoys close collaborative teaching links with many of Melbourne’s hospitals and clinical schools.

The Bachelor of Biomedicine offers 13 majors across a broad range of biomedical disciplines, and is a pathway to a range of postgraduate programs including study opportunities in Medicine, Dental Surgery, Optometry, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Nursing Science, Clinical Audiology, Speech Pathology, Biostatistics, Public Health and Psychology. 

Find out more at Bachelor of Biomedicine at Melbourne

Ø  Experience a Day at Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is hosting a special event designed for Year 10 to 12 – local and international – students and their families, allowing attendees the opportunity to come and explore the Parkville campus and find out more about the range of study options available at the university.

It is a great opportunity to gather information and talk to University staff about all aspects of studying and life at Melbourne.  A tour of the Southbank campus will also be included in the program for those who wish to visit the Victorian College of the Arts. 

Find out more about:

·         Undergraduate degrees and graduate pathways at Melbourne

·         Unique opportunities to enrich your degree such as concurrent diplomas and going on exchange and study abroad

·         Admissions and entry requirements

·         Access Melbourne and Melbourne Scholarships

·         Accommodation options

·         How parents can help with the transition to university.

 

Date:              Friday 8 July 2016

Location:       Parkville Campus, the University of Melbourne

Registration:            Registration is essential.  Please register at A Day at Melbourne  

For more information, email Rod Nelson rodneyn@unimelb.edu.au

News from RMIT University

Ø  Experience Days

Discover what the future might hold and register for an Experience Day at RMIT.

Experience Days are a great way to learn more about your study interests, explore RMIT campuses and to get a taste of what it’s like to be a student at RMIT.

Students get to engage in practical workshops with teachers and current students, find out what to expect in their interest area and, of course, be able to ask plenty of questions all throughout the day.

From creating 3D printed designs, to finding out how entrepreneurs get startups off the ground, to investigating the spread of deadly viruses, to unlocking creative potential in our state-of-the-art design facilities – you’ll get a first-hand and interactive glimpse into what RMIT is all about.

The series of free events are run during the Victorian School Holidays between Term 2 and 3.  Visit Experience Days to find out more, and to register.   Places are limited, so act quickly if you are keen!

Ø  SLAMs at RMIT

SLAMs support new and commencing students with their academic studies in RMIT’s College of Business.  SLAMs (Student Learning Advisor Mentors) are volunteer students who have received a 75 and above in one of the relevant courses and are willing to offer two hours per week during the semester from weeks 2 to 11.

SLAMs can…

  • answer your specific questions when you are struggling to understand any aspects of the coursework or your assignments
  • share strategies with you on how to tackle each particular course

SLAMs cannot…

·         write your assessment tasks for you

·         hand out their phone numbers or email addresses

·         provide a copy of their own course notes or previous assignments

VCE students considering studying a business course at RMIT in the future are encouraged to browse the following link to find out more about this interesting program - SLAMs at RMIT

Ø  Urban Futures Competition

The world needs you to be a leader in creating vibrant, liveable and resilient cities for the future.  With Melbourne’s population moving beyond four million, significant challenges and opportunities for planning, designing and managing our city arise.

How will you help urban environments adapt to meet the future needs of our population?

RMIT is running a competition for to Year 10, 11 and 12 Victorian students and the task is as follows:

Provide a photo or image to communicate an identified urban problem and explain your ideas for a solution in 200-300 words
.

The competition is open, and closes on midnight on Sunday 28 August 2016.  The best entries will be shortlisted, with winners announced at the Urban Futures Awards ceremony at the RMIT University City Campus on Wednesday 14 September 2016.

Find out more at Urban Futures Competition Email a submission 

Ø  New Double Degree in Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences

This course will be on offer in 2017 across the City and Bundoora campuses.  As the pharmaceutical industry expands in Australia and world-wide, your understanding of the engineering process and other scientific fields involved in drug development and production, will ensure you’re well equipped to work across a range of roles.

For more information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/levels-of-study/undergraduate-study/honours-degrees/bh122/#pageId=overview

News From La Trobe University

Ø  What Is The Aspire Generation

La Trobe university offers the Aspire Early Admissions Program for Year 12 students applying for La Trobe degrees (applications opened on 1 June and close on 31 August at www.latrobe.edu.au/aspire).  In addition, La Trobe desires to promote the ambition of the next generation to come together and solve pressing issues facing our global communities.  As a result, La Trobe is launching the Aspire Generation for Year 10-12 students.  This is a community of young people connected by their aspiration to make a difference through community service and leadership.  The Aspire Generation will be empowered to drive change through community engagement, volunteerism and leadership opportunities.  For example, La Trobe’s recent partnership with Orange Sky Laundry underpins the ongoing commitment to driving social change.  Students in years 10-12 can register their interest online via the Aspire Generation page.

Ø  Spring Into The Great Outdoors These Holidays!

This is early notice of an experience of a lifetime.  Find out what it is like to be an Outdoor and Environmental Education student at La Trobe university in the September School Holiday Program.  

When: 26-30 September, 2016;  

Where: Either canoeing on the Murray River OR bushwalking and climbing at Kooyoora State Park;

Cost: $100 (including food/equipment). The trips will begin and end at La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus;

Sign up now.


Monash University Computer Boot Games Camp 2016

The Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University invites Year 9 - 12 students to the CGBC - Computer Games Boot Camp 2016.  It is a 3-day free hands-on interactive event for students to engage with like-minded people and find out what their career could look like after completing studies with the Faculty of Information Technology.  It is a great opportunity for students to learn about areas such as Graphic Design, 3D Animation, Software Development, Web Design, Multimedia Development, Data Science, and Cyber Security.  Previous knowledge or skills in the areas of games and information technology are not required.

Date:              Tuesday 5 July - Thursday 7 July 2016

Time:              9am – 6pm

Venue:           Clayton Campus, Monash University

Registration is important, and closes on Friday 4 June 2016. 

Please register at
CGBC - Computer Games Boot amp 2016 REGISTRATION


Where Can I Study Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a popular choice of career, with many aspiring physiotherapists hoping to become sports physiotherapists.  The reality is of course, that many Physiotherapists work in other settings such as hospitals, community health centres, in mental health, and in rehabilitation, often with elderly patients.  In Victoria, Physiotherapy is taught at La Trobe, Melbourne and Monash Universities, and from 2017, at Australian Catholic University (ACU) in Ballarat.  The ATAR required for entry to Physiotherapy is very high due to the popularity of the course, and to the fact that places are limited.  La Trobe University uses the ATAR for selection, Monash University uses the ATAR and an interview, while at The University of Melbourne, as with many of their degrees, Physiotherapy is studied as a post-graduate degree. Applicants for The University of Melbourne must have completed an undergraduate degree with human anatomy and human physiology subjects.

 

The aim of ACU offering Physiotherapy in Ballarat is to help tackle the shortage of healthcare professionals in the Ballarat region by offering local training opportunities.  There will be up to 50 student places.  Purpose-built facilities will be available on campus and there will be access to laboratories, hospitals and health services in the region.  The prerequisites for the ACU course are: Units 3 and 4 – a minimum study score of 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English, and a minimum study score of 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.


Graphic & Visual Design Degrees offered by Victorian Universities

 

UNIVERSITY

 VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

SELECTION & ATAR 2016

ACU



M – Melbourne Campus

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

58.50 (M)

Selection: ATAR

DEAKIN


GW – Geelong Waterfront
M – Melbourne Campus

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

n/a (GW), 60.00 (M)
Selection: Pre-selection kit, and ATAR

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

60.00 (GW), 60.00 (M)
Selection: Pre-selection kit, and ATAR

FEDERATION

CS – Camp Street Campus
G – Gippsland Campus

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

Range of Criteria (CS) and GP)
Selection: Supplementary Form, Folio,  Interview, and ATAR

LA TROBE

 

M – Melbourne Campus
B – Bendigo Campus

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

85.00 (M)
Selection: ATAR

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

Range of Criteria (B)
Selection: Folio, Interview, and ATAR

MONASH

 

 

 

C – Caulfield Campus

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

n/a (C)
Selection: Supplementary Form, Folio, Interview, and ATAR

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

n/a (C)
Selection: Supplementary Form, Folio and Interview, and ATAR

RMIT


M – Melbourne Campus

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

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

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

Range of Criteria (M)
Selection: Folio and Interview

SWINBURNE

 

H – Hawthorn Campus

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

65+ (H)
90.00+ (H) *
Selection: ATAR

UNI
MELBOURNE

 




P – Parkville Campus
VCA – Victorian College of the Arts

Design – new in 2017 (Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL.)
*A study score of 25 in Maths Methods will be required if any Civil Systems, Computing, Construction, Digital Media, Mechanical Systems, Property and Spatial Systems subjects will be studied alongside of Visual and Performance Design*

85+ (P)
Selection: ATAR

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

Range of Criteria (VCA)

Selection: Supplementary Form, Folio and Interview

Listed above are a number of bachelor degrees in graphic and/or visual design offered at most universities in Victoria.  For a list of all courses, including various double degrees, and interior design courses, visit VTAC


Medical Imaging Courses

Medical imaging technologists operate X-ray and other imaging equipment, such as MRI and Ultrasound, to produce radiographic images which are used in the diagnosis and subsequent management of disease or injury.  Below are links to the specialised medical imaging areas as detailed in the Good Universities Guide:


Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Medical Imaging Technology

So, you want to be a Sonographer?  


In Victoria students can study specific medical imaging courses (also known as medical radiography or medical radiations) at the following universities:

INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE PREREQUISITES

2016 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

CQU
M - Melbourne Campus

Medical Sonography

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English.

83.25 (M)

Deakin University

 

 

 

G - Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Medical Imaging

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 or Physics; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

77.45 (G)

Monash University

 

 

 

C – Clayton Campus

Ca – Caulfield Campus for first 3
semesters, and then Clayton for
remainder of course

Radiography and Medical Imaging

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

Selection based on the ATAR and interview (some students) (C)

Radiation Sciences

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.

82.45 (Ca)

RMIT University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B – Bundoora Campus

 

Medical Radiations (Radiography)

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in one of Biology or Chemistry; and 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.

Selection based on the ATAR and supplementary form (B)

Medical Radiations (Nuclear Medicine)

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in one of Biology or Chemistry; and 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.

Selection based on the ATAR and supplementary form (B)

Medical Radiations (Radiation Therapy)

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in one of Biology or Chemistry; and 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.

Selection based on the ATAR and supplementary form (B)

For a comprehensive list of all courses that may have medical imaging units visit VTAC


The University of Melbourne (UoM) – Quick Facts

·         Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement

·         UoM is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 33 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016).

·         There are seven campuses across Melbourne and rural Victoria, but the UoM’s main campus is the Parkville campus, and it is situated only a few minutes from the very centre of Melbourne - Campuses and Facilities

·         UoM offers 12 undergraduate degrees and 270 graduate courses -  Courses at UoM

·         In 2017, UoM will launch its new Bachelor of Design offering 12 majors, including Architecture, Construction, Computing, Civil Systems, Digital Technologies, Landscape Architecture Mechanical Systems, Property, Spatial Systems, Urban Planning, Performance Design and Graphic Design

·         The University has over 200 clubs and societies, which play an integral part of many students’ university experience - UoM Clubs

·         The University encourages students to make practical learning a part of their Melbourne experience, and these include internships and cadetships, leadership opportunities, and volunteering

·         Overseas study programs are offered to students, and they are encouraged to study part of their degree in an international setting - Melbourne Mobility

·         The University of Melbourne offers numerous and generous undergraduate scholarships to high-achieving students, as well as numerous equity scholarships too  - Scholarships

·         UoM also has the Access Melbourne program aimed at students who have found high school a challenge, and their circumstances have prevented them from achieving their best - Access Melbourne

·         Students have access to a wide range of Student Services, which include - Student Services including an Careers Centre - Careers Centre

·         UoM offers a Guaranteed Entry to Graduate Degrees - Guaranteed Entry to Graduate Degrees

·         UoM has 11 residential colleges for its undergraduate students - Residential Colleges



Ms O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & 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.

June 2

posted 1 Jun 2016, 18:37 by Sue White

With examinations over for Year 10 and 11, students can look forward to commencing Semester 2 of 2015 with renewed commitment to study.  Having goals and ambitions can help with motivation for study and we hope that the Year 10 students have benefited from their Careers conversations this term.   All students are reminded to strive consistently to achieve their best throughout Semester 2 in order to set themselves up for a successful academic year in 2017, whether in a tertiary environment or the next level of secondary education.

 

There are still appointments available for Year 10 students this term.  Year 11 students who are thinking of changing subjects are also able to have a conversation with us should they wish to do so.  It is always a good idea to check with Careers prior to changing subjects as there can be implications for tertiary study options.  Particular subjects to be careful with are Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics and, in some cases, creative subjects.  It is best to make an informed decision rather than discover in Year 12 that you are not eligible to apply for the course of your dreams.

 

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


Engineering & Technology Cadetships (ETCAD) Program
The Engineering & Technology Cadetships (ETCAD) Program was launched in 2013 by Professional Cadetships Australia, an Australian company that has a proven record of placing Year 12 students with leading companies. 

Under the 2016 ETCAD Program, Technology Cadets will work at Westpac in Group Technology. 

Technology Cadets combine work at the Westpac Group in Sydney (city) with university study in computer science, information technology or information systems. Alternatively, cadets may undertake a commerce or arts degree and select information systems as one of their majors.

 

Technology Cadets study for six months of the year and work at Westpac Group Technology in the other half of the year. The bank allows for flexibility within the study and work program, particularly after the first year.

 

Applications for the ETCAD Program are made online to Professional Cadetships Australia.  Applications are open and will close on Friday 17 June 2016.  To be considered for a Cadetship under the ETCAD Program, students will need to expect an ATAR of at least 86.25.


Visit Professional Cadets to find out more, or Engineering & Technology Cadetships (ETCAD) Program to access the application.


CareerMe
The CareerMe app allows students to get up to date information on hundreds of jobs and careers, view job descriptions, training requirements, training locations and available jobs. You can also find the industries where skills are most in demand.

 

Students can go to the iTunes store or Google Playstore to download the app to their smartphone or tablet for free – just search “careerme”.


Real Estate as a Career

Working in the real estate profession offers students the opportunity to achieve high levels of personal satisfaction and career success.  In general terms, estate agents lease, manage, appraise, buy and sell residential, rural, commercial and industrial property or business on behalf of clients.  The first step in establishing a real estate career is to become an agent’s representative.  Agent’s representatives perform a variety of real estate roles under the supervision of a licensed estate agent.   Students who are interested in completing a course to become a real estate agent, might like to browse the following link that addresses a number of FAQs - Student Information

 

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


News from Deakin University

Ø  Nursing & Midwifery Information Sessions

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University invites students to visit the school and hear about its innovative undergraduate degrees. 

 

Melbourne Burwood Campus
Date:             
Wednesday 20 July 2016

Time:              6pm – 8pm
Venue:           Building BC, Burwood Corporate Centre, Level 2

OR

Date:             
Saturday 23 July 2016
Time:              2:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue:           Building BC, The Point, Level 1


Geelong Waterfront Campus
Date:             
Wednesday 20 July 2016

Time:              6pm – 8pm
Venue:           Building AD, Western Beach Room 6.104

 

Students should register their attendance at one of these information sessions by visiting Nursing & Midwifery Information Sessions

 

For all other information about nursing and midwifery at Deakin University, visit Nursing & Midwifery at Deakin


Ø  Explore Deakin

Students are reminded about the Explore app that is a digital tool that enables students to search for courses and corresponding career possibilities, and vice versa at Deakin University.  An Explore app should soon be available to download from the App Store. 

 

Students can also access this resource at Explore Deakin


Bond University Twilight Open Day Student Experience 2016

Bond University would like to invite Victorian students to be our special guest and attend our annual Twilight Open Day. Students who attend can Experience Bond in a whole new light as part of our personalised Open Day Experience Weekend, receiving an all-access pass to our campus, take part in a range of exciting activities, network with staff and meet current bond students so  that they can experience life at Bond for themselves.
 

Once students make their way to the Gold Coast on Saturday, July 23, Bond will provide them and their parent or guardian with complimentary: overnight accommodation for two guests (twin share) at QT on the Gold Coast, return coach transfers from the hotel to Bond’s Twilight Open Day and VIP lunch with Bond staff and students.


Places for this exclusive event are limited, to register your interest please contact your Career Practitioner.


Snapshot of Australian Catholic University

·         ACU has seven campuses across Australia and a new campus in Rome - ACU Campuses

·         There are over 30,000 students nationally

·         ACU can proudly claim that 93% of its graduates find employment within 4 months of graduation

·         Besides its wide range of institutes and centres, ACU also has four faculties –

Education and Arts

Health Sciences

Law and Business

Theology and Philosophy

·         ACU Student Accommodation is offered at five campuses

·         ACU students can attend an overseas university in more than 16 countries, complete international internships, and work in community programs around the world – all while receiving credit towards their degree - Study Abroad and Exchange

·         Community engagement is also a core part of every student's experience at ACU, to the point where it's embedded within its courses. This allows students to give back to their communities and make a difference through opportunities such as volunteer experience programs - Community Engagement

·         ACU has an alternative entry scheme called the Early Achievers Program (EAP); this program is designed to acknowledge Year 12 students who have participated in significant voluntary community service programs while at school.  One of the biggest benefits of the program is that successful applicants receive an offer well ahead of the usual tertiary admissions announcements - EAP

·         ACU also has an Elite Athletes Program which has been designed to support and encourage students in managing both areas of their life to ensure that elite student athletes achieve their goals - Elite Athlete Program

·         Passion for Business Program (P4B) is a guaranteed early entry program designed to nurture a students’ learning passion and give them a step up in their future business career.  Current Year 12 students studying a business related subject are encouraged to apply - P4B Program

·         ACU introduced a number of new courses in 2016 including:

Bachelor of Digital Media

Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Applied Public Health

Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Exercise Science

·         ACU will be introducing the Bachelor of Physiotherapy at its Ballarat campus from 2017 - Bachelor of Physiotherapy

·         ACUcom provides excellent pathways to select bachelor degrees at ACU.  Courses on offer through ACUcom include aged care, exercise science, nursing, education support, and early childhood education -ACUcom Courses.  


Career as a Park Ranger

Park rangers control, supervise and manage national parks, scenic areas, historic sites, nature reserves and other recreational areas **

Park rangers may perform the following tasks:

  • assist with guided tours and promote an understanding and appreciation of the natural and cultural features of the park
  • supervise public visits and inform visitors about park facilities, advising of park rules and regulations, and enforcing these when necessary
  • patrol waterways, roads and tracks to observe and report on the park environment, including the condition of animals and plants
  • ensure endangered animals and plants are protected, and assist with related research projects
  • ensure parks, park facilities and equipment are clean and properly maintained
  • assist with wildlife management projects, including surveys and monitoring of wildlife
  • participate in search and rescue operations
  • supervise and coordinate fire management, weed eradication and pest-control programmes
  • investigate and report to supervisors on matters relating to park management
  • support local communities in protecting their cultural heritage and in developing sustainable land management practices
  • conduct research into the protection and recording of Indigenous and historical sites
  • supervise and train park staff and volunteers, and oversee crews of general maintenance workers and contractors
  • undertake administrative and clerical duties
  • prepare, review and implement reports, submissions, management plans, development proposals and environmental impact assessments
                   **Good Universities Guide - Park Ranger  

There are a number of professional associations park rangers can be part of, and in Victoria it is Parks Victoria.  Students keen on Work Experience at Parks Victoria should browse Work Experience at Parks Victoria   

 

There are a number of courses in Victoria that prepare students for a career as a park ranger.  Some of these include –

INSTITUTION

COURSE

Box Hill Institute

Bachelor of Biosecurity Science 

Chisholm Institute

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Deakin University

Bachelor of Environmental Science - Environmental Management & Sustainability

Holmesglen Institute

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management  

La Trobe University

Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation Education  

Melbourne Polytechnic

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management  

Monash University

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts  

RMIT University

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management  

Swinburne University

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management  


Information Technology Degrees on offer in Victoria

A number of universities offer a broad range of Information Technology degrees and below is a list of some of these courses.  For a comprehensive list of courses (including the many double-degree options) on offer at both TAFEs and universities, visit VTAC.

 

INSTITUTION

VCE PREREQUISITES

MAJOR STUDIES

ACU

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

Application Development, Business Analysis, Database Analysis, Database Management, Enterprise Architecture, Information Systems, Systems Analysis, Web Applications Programming.

CHARLES STURT

n/a

Computer programming, Computing, Computing (networks), Object-oriented programming, Software engineering, Systems administration, Systems analysis.

CQU

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English.

Application Development, Business Analysis, Network Security.

DEAKIN

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

Animation (games), Cloud computing, Computer and network security, Computer networks, Computer programming, Computer science, Databases, Distributed systems and applications, Games development, Games programming, Information technology, Interactive media, Internet and World Wide Web, Mobile and Apps Development, Multimedia, Network security, Networking, Networking (CISCO curriculum), Object-oriented design, Object-oriented programming, Operating systems, Programming, Security, Security and management, Software development, Software engineering, Systems analysis and design, Systems and networks, Virtualisation, Web applications programming, Web design.

FEDERATION

 

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 15 in any English.

Computer applications, Computer programming, Computing, Computing (skills), Database management, Databases, Games programming, Information technology, Information technology management, Interactive multimedia, Internet and World Wide Web, Internet technology, Java programming, Multimedia and internet technology, Networking, Project management, Software development, Software engineering, World Wide Web.

LA TROBE

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

Big data, Computer applications, Computer networks, Database systems, Information systems, Information systems management, Multimedia authoring, Object-oriented development, Project management, Software development, Software engineering, Systems and software engineering, Systems design and development, Web applications programming, Website development.

MONASH

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.

Business analytics, Business information systems, Computer networks and security, Computer programming, Computer science, Computing, Creative computing, Cybersecurity, Data science, Games design, Games development, Information and society, Information management, Information technology, IT for business, Mobile apps development, Multimedia development, Software development, Software engineering, Web development.

RMIT

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.

Business IT, Data networks, Database administration, Databases, Graphics, Information technology, Internet technology, Networks and data communications, Object-oriented modelling, Object-oriented programming, Problem solving, Professional practice, Programming, Programming (.NET), Programming (C#), Programming (C), Programming (Java), Programming (PHP), Security, System administration.

SWINBURNE

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.

Business information systems, Business process modelling, Database analysis and design, Database systems, Enterprise systems, Information systems management, Management and accounting, Mobile business and connectivity, Object-oriented programming, Programming (C), Programming (Java), Programming (Pascal), Programming (VB), Project management, Requirements analysis and modelling, Systems acquisition and implementation.

VICTORIA

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.

CCNA Security, CCNA Wireless, Database analysis and design, Database recovery, Database systems, Emerging technologies, ER modelling, ICT management, Industrial project and project management., Network design and systems, Network management, Networking, Normalisation, Object-oriented programming, Operating systems, Sensor network and Internet of Things, SQL query, Transactions, Virtual LAN, Web and programming.

 


Ms O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & Mrs White

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


May 26

posted 25 May 2016, 22:19 by Sue White   [ updated 29 May 2016, 22:42 ]

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

 

Families are also reminded about our SKC Careers Expo to be held on Tuesday 26 July from 5:30pm to 8pm.  This is an opportunity to select three different panels of speakers to learn about their experience and career journey, and to hear from tertiary institution representatives about course offerings.  The Defence Force will provide an information session.  To view the flier for this event, please go to the Careers Home Page of the SKC Portal.

 

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


University of Sudney Information Evening

The University of Sydney is holding an Information Evening for parents and students on Thursday 9th June at the Hyatt, Melbourne.  Interested St Kevin's College student and parents are invited to attend this event.

Further information and registration is available at http://sydney.edu.au/study/admissions/events-for-future-students/meet-sydney-information-evenings.html.


News from RMIT University

Ø  Science in the City Lab Tours

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 27 June 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)

 

Ø  Medical Laboratory Visits

RMIT in collaboration with research laboratories is giving Year 10, 11 and 12 students the chance to visit medical laboratories across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Students who are interested in the role of a Medical Scientist during the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of diseases are encouraged to attend.  This free tour will give students a chance to find out what really happens behind the scenes. 

The half day visits will take place during the week of Monday 4 July to Friday 8 July 2016.

 

For more information or to pre-register, visit Medical Laboratory Visits  

 

Ø  New Double Degree in Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Gain an end-to-end understanding of how pharmaceutical products are designed and developed, as well as the process involved in the large scale production, for a successful career.  From Semester 1, 2017, RMIT will be offering a new double degree in Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences.   The four year degree will be offered across the City and Bundoora campuses, and the current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 are: 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). 

 

For more information, click here Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Passion for Business (P4B) Early Entry Program
ACU’s new Passion For Business (P4B) program is not just about your ATAR – it’s about providing a unique opportunity for student’s with a passion for business. Are you a current Year 12 student studying a business related subject at school and want to gain an early competitive edge?


The Passion for Business Program (P4B) at ACU is a guaranteed early entry program designed to nurture a students’ learning passion and give them a step up in their future business career.  Current Year 12 students studying a business related subject are encouraged to apply.  The benefits of applying for this early entry program include –

  • Guaranteed* entry into the ACU Business or Commerce course of your choice
  • Receive an Early Offer from ACU in September, before ATARs are released and well ahead of the usual VTAC offer dates, securing your place to study before you complete your exams
  • Access to our Business mentoring program and business seminars and workshops with links to industry, corporations and organisations, opportunities at state, national and international level
  • Access to our Student Leadership Professional Development Program; consolidation of professional skills, leadership, ethical and sustainable decision making and communication skills
  • Co-op Bookshop voucher to the value of $300
  •  

*subject to meeting minimum requirements of ATAR 55 and the required pass in Year 12 English

Applications opened

1 June 2016

Applications close

14 September 2016

Application outcome email

28 September 2016

 

Eligible courses are -

·         Bachelor of Commerce

·         Bachelor of Business Administration

·         Bachelor of IT

·         Bachelor of Accounting and Finance

·         Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Administration

·         Bachelor of IT/Bachelor of Business Administration

 

To apply, students must complete the P4B online application, including:

  • The business subject(s) you have completed or are currently studying
  • A 200 – 300 word response to: Why you are passionate about Business? Include details about why you want to complete a business/commerce course at ACU, your goals, interests, career aspirations and how you think you will benefit from a business mentoring program?


Find out more, and apply at
Apply for Passion for Business


News from Monash University

Ø  Medicine Update

The Monash University School of Medicine is internationally recognised for providing a world-class education with a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to medical training.


The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) will replace the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) MBBS for applicants commencing in 2017. 
The course is internationally recognised and students will graduate with a higher level qualification.


Deputy Dean of the MD program Professor Michelle Leech explains “the new program will be focused as before on preparing graduates for medical practice with a strong focus on patient safety.  The course will also focus on enhanced research and professional practice skills to equip Monash graduates to improve the health of our communities locally and globally.”  Importantly, the entry and selection requirements for both programs will also remain unchanged. 

 

Find out more by browsing Medicine at Monash

 

Ø  Recognising Students True Potential - Access Monash Scholarships

We want as many bright minds as possible to benefit from a Monash education.  By investing in our students, we inspire them to give back to the community and solve the big issues facing our world.

 

In 2017 and beyond, Monash University will be introducing some exciting changes that will help expand and deepen the reach of its support, particularly for students who have experienced disadvantage. 

 

Find out more at Monash Scholarships.

 

Ø  Supporting Young Leaders

The Monash Community Leaders Scholarship rewards and supports students who want to use their Monash education to make a difference.

Recipients receive a $4000 annual payment and become part of a select group of students – Access Monash Mentors – who help us to inspire young people to pursue university study.

 

The Community Leaders Scholarship is available for one year (with the potential for extension) and is awarded to community-minded students with an ATAR of

85.00 or above.  Interested students must apply to become an Access Monash Mentor when applications open in August 2016. 

 

For more information, visit Access Monash


Universities in Western Australia

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

1.    Curtin University

Curtin University is a large multi-cultural university.  It has a strong commitment to international engagement with Australia's third largest international student population.  It maintains campuses in Malaysia and Singapore while also conducting face-to-face teaching in a number of countries.  Curtin is also fundamentally committed to providing regional education within Western Australia through a number of campuses and education centres spread across the state, but also has a campus in Sydney where it offers a range of business courses.  Visit Curtin University to find out more.

2.    Edith Cowan University (ECU)

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

3.    Murdoch University

Murdoch University has more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff with a desire to discover, use their imaginations and ultimately make a difference.  There are over 200 undergraduate degrees and postgraduate courses offered across a range of disciplines, and the university is organised into eight schools – Arts, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health Professions, Law, Management and Governance, Psychology and Exercise Science, and Veterinary and Life Sciences.  The University’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Program seeks to provide an important learning experience for students, while allowing them to demonstrate their graduate skills to employers.  Find out more at Murdoch University.

4.    University of Western Australia (UWA)

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

5.    University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA)

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


Law Undergraduate Degrees on offer in Victoria

INSTITUTION

COURSES

ATAR FOR 2016

Australian Catholic University (M)

Visit ACU - Law

M – Melbourne campus

Arts/Laws

78.40

Biomedical Science/Laws

82.40

Business Administration/Laws

83.25

Commerce/Laws

78.10

Laws

80.05

Laws/Global Studies

78.40

Psychological Science/Laws

80.55

Theology/Laws

78.65

Deakin University (G, M, W)

Visit Deakin - Law

M – Melbourne campus
G – Geelong Waurn Ponds campus
W – Warrnambool campus

Arts/Laws

86.05 (G), 90.45 (M), n/a (W)

Commerce/Laws

86.05 (G), 92.45 (M), n/a (W)

Criminology/Laws

85.15 (G), 91.95 (M)

Information Systems/Laws

n/a (G), n/a (M)

Laws

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

Laws/International Studies

86.30 (G), 90.75 (M)

Laws/Science

92.30 (M)

Property & Real Estate/Laws

n/a (M)

La Trobe University (B, M)
Visit La Trobe - Law  

M – Melbourne campus
B – Bendigo campus

Commerce/Laws

90.00 (M)

Laws

80.25 (B), 90.40 (M)

Laws/Arts

n/a (B), n/a (M)

Laws/Business

n/a (B)

Laws/Criminology

90.35  (M)

Laws/International Relations

n/a (M)

Laws/Media and Communication

91.40 (M)

Laws/Psychological Science

n/a (B), n/a (M)

Laws/Science

n/a (B), n/a (M)

Monash University (Cl)

Visit Monash - Law

Cl – Clayton campus

Laws (Honours)

98.00

Law (Honours)/Arts

98.00

Law (Honours)/Biomedical Science

98.00

Laws (Honours)/Commerce

98.00

Law (Honours)/Engineering

n/a

Law (Honours)/Global Studies

98.00

Laws (Honours)/Music

Range of Criteria (RC)

Laws (Honours)/Science

98.00

Swinburne University (H)

Visit Swinburne - Law

H – Hawthorn campus

Laws

93.10

Laws (Dean’s Scholarship)

90.00+

Laws (Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship)

95.00+

Laws/Arts

90.00+

Laws/Aviation Management

90.00+

Laws/Business

90.00+

Laws/Business Information Systems

90.00+

Laws/Engineering (Civil)

90.00+

Laws/Engineering (Mechanical)

90.00+

Laws/Innovation and Design

90.00+

Laws/Science

90.00+

Victoria University (C & F)
Visit
Victoria - Law
C & F – City and Footscray Park
C – City campus

Laws

n/a ( & F)

Laws/Arts

n/a (C & F)

Laws/Business

n/a (C & F)

Laws/Commerce

n/a (C)


Elite Sporting Scholarships At Victorian Universities

INSTITUTION

SCHOLARSHIP

BENEFITS

VCE REQUIREMENTS

ACU

Elite Athlete and Performer Program

 

Depending on the proven elite level of the athlete or performer, students may receive scholarship grants of up to $2000

Current Students or students who have already accepted an ACU offer, including postgraduate students, can apply at any time during the year.

LA TROBE

Michael Malthouse Elite Sports Bursary

$10,000 awarded to a student with high academic achievement, and currently competing at state, national or international level in their chosen sport.

Australian student commencing a course at a La Trobe campus; and

expecting to attain an ATAR of 90+

 

MONASH 

Team Monash Elite Student Performer Scheme

$100 to $1000 one-off payment and/or a Monash Sport gym membership

Australian student commencing or continuing an undergraduate or postgraduate course at a Monash campus in Australia, including Monash College.

UNI MELBOURNE 

Sport Scholarship

Sport Scholarship Support may include:

·         Up to $2,000 to assist with travel, equipment and associated coaching costs

·         Subsidy up to $1000 for representation at University Games/Championships

·         12 Month ScholarFit membership at Melbourne University Sport

·         Physiotherapy services

·         Strength and Conditioning

Domestic students must meet the prerequisites of the course; and can demonstrate that their training, competition, performance and/or practice commitments have interfered with their previous studies. 


Please note:

In order to be eligible for the Elite Athletes and Artistic Performers Entry Scheme, athletes and artistic performers must be identified and recognised as an elite athlete or performing artist by one of the organisations listed on the application form.

VICTORIA

Elite High Performance Scholarship

 

§  up to $2000 in cash support

§  Victoria University Aquatic and Fitness Centre annual membership (ScholarFit).

§  Australian University Games (AUG) package cost waived (travel costs not included)

§  elite athlete recognition enabling recipient to be considered for academic flexibility where training and competition (especially due to international travel) impacts on course attendance, enrolment status and /or assessment tasks

§  access to VU health services (Osteopathy, massage and nutrition clinics)

Must be a current student at VU, so once enrolled may apply.

 

Elite athletes should note that most institutions offer very tailored support to athletes, including extension of deadlines for assignments, modified academic programs to take into account training, etc.; possible funding towards travelling for event (this would be for amateur athletes only), etc.


Quick Facts about William Angliss Institute (WAI)

·         WAI has a two campuses Melbourne (city and Lilydale), as well as a campus in Sydney.  It also has joint-ventures with Thailand, Sri Lanka and Malaysia

·         WAI is one of Australia’s largest specialist centres for foods, tourism, hospitality and events training

·         WAI offers a broad range of courses from Certificate level to Bachelor degrees

·         Courses are categorised in three groups:
1.   Food Trades and Culinary Arts -
Foods

2.  Tourism, Travel & Resorts - Tourism

3.  Hospitality and Hotel Management - Hospitality 

·         WAI offers a number of Bachelor degrees:

1.    Bachelor of Culinary Management

2.    Bachelor of Food Studies 

3.    Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management

4.    Bachelor of Resort and Hotel Management

5.    Bachelor of Event Management

·         WAI also offers apprenticeships and traineeships - Apprenticeships and Traineeships, and short courses - Short Courses

·         WAI offers a two-week short course titled Certificate II in Tourism (Flight Attendant Pre-Training Course) structured to provide students with an understanding of the aviation industry, emergency procedures, customer service and scripted commentaries.  Students will attain industry recognised units including Responsible Service of Alcohol and Apply First Aid.  On graduation students will be fully prepared for the application process for flight attendant positions through the major airlines - Flight Attendant Pre-Training

·         WAI has also recently introduced a 6-month Certificate III in Aviation (Flight Operations) designed to enhance students’ opportunities to fulfil their plans to work with an airline as a cabin crew member.  The focus of this course is about customer service, and not really about emergency procedures. Topics of study - beverage service, flight retailing, meeting customers, etc. managing disruptive customers, etc.

·         WAI offers a range of courses in events, from certificate to bachelor level - Events Management

·         Another specialised area WAI offers training in is Resort Management and students get  to gain specialised industry training and qualifications tailored to particular areas of the industry, including alpine, dive, water recreation and spa and wellness - Resort Management

·         Students keen on the travel and tourism courses offered at WAI might like to access a dedicated blog that provides ongoing snippets of information about students' activities, travels and insights as they proceed through semester - Tourism and Travel Blog

·         New in 2016, the Angliss International Hotel School offers students a study pathway to take service delivery to a new and luxurious level.  With exposure to masterclasses covering the finer and more specialised areas of hotel service, students will be equipped for a career offering exceptional service in the international hotel industry.


Ms O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & Mrs White

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



May 19

posted 18 May 2016, 19:24 by Sue White

With Year 10 and 11 students gearing up for the examination period commencing next week it is time to assess subject choice for Semester 2.  It is wise to make a tough decision now to provide options moving forward rather than persevere with a subject that is already too difficult, or taking up additional time at the expense of subject study balance.  However, it can also be a time to reassess commitment for those subjects to be continued.  Subject changes MUST be made by Wednesday 15th June.

 

Year 10 students and parents are reminded NOT to book Careers Appointments from May 25th UNTIL students know their examinations timetables.  There are appointments available during the examination period for students following or prior to exams once they are aware of their availability.  Please email Mrs White for an appointment.  All Years 10 and 11 students are encouraged to use the opportunity which the mid-year examinations present to assess subject selections for Semester 2.  Any changes should be considered carefully and we are very happy to discuss these with students once they have received their examination results.

 

Students of all senior year levels are encouraged to look into university experience programs during the holidays as it is so important to research the environment in which tertiary study is undertaken as well as the potential courses.  There is no better way than spending a day at the University.

 

A reminder that any students wishing to undertake Work Experience in the mid-year break MUST see Ms O’Sullivan prior to the end of Week 7 (Friday, 27th May) THIS term if they have not already done so.

University of Sydney Information Evening

The University of Sydney is hosting a ‘Meet Sydney’ Information Evening for students to find out about the wide range of bachelor's, master's and PhD degrees on offer, scholarships and how to apply, and life on the university campus.

University representatives, a current student and alumni will be available to answer any questions about studying at the University of Sydney.

Date:              Thursday 9 June 2016

Time:              6:15pm – 8:15pm

Venue:           Grand Hyatt Hotel Melbourne, 123 Collins Street in Melbourne

To register visit University of Sydney Information Evening


TSFX Year 11 & 12 Winter School

The Term 2 school holidays offer students the opportunity to get ahead in their studies and reduce stress levels and workloads in Terms 3 and 4.  Our Year 11 and 12 Winter School program consists of “Unit 2 and Unit 4 Head Start” Lectures and “Unit 3 Exam Revision” Lectures.

 

Subjects Offered:

Year 12:

AccountingBiologyBusiness Management, ChemistryEconomicsEnglishFurther MathematicsHealth & Human Development, Legal StudiesMathematical Methods, Physical EducationPhysicsPsychology, Specialist Mathematics

 

Year 11:

ChemistryEnglishMathematical Methods

 

Find out more, and register at TSFX Winter School Program 2016


2016 Midyear Lectures

The ACCESS EDUCATION Mid-Year Lectures will ensure that you are not only on track to achieve your personal best, but it will also give all the tools needed to ensure that you have the ultimate head start to your final semester of high school.  The midyear lectures will all be between 2, 5 hours and 3 hours long and are designed to assist students in revising and consolidating their unit 3 subject.

 

Subjects on offer include –

 

Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, English, Further Maths, Health & Human Development, Legal Studies, Maths Methods, Physical Education, Physics, and Psychology

 

The lectures will be run at two venues and students can opt for the one that suits them best!

 

Date:             Monday 27 June – Wednesday 29 June 2016
Venue:           La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus

OR

Date:             Wednesday 29 June – Friday 1 July 2016
Venue:           Monash University, Clayton Campus

 

To find out more, and or register visit Access Education 2016 Midyear Lectures  


New Pathway Courses from 2016

Ø  Pathway to Graduate-Entry Doctor of Medicine

In 2015 Flinders introduced new opportunities to study graduate entry Medicine with up to 75 percent of places reserved for Flinders students. In addition to the undergraduate pathway, places will be reserved for:

ü  25 students from the Bachelor of Health Sciences, Medical Science, Paramedic Science, and

ü  33 graduates of any Flinders course

Further information about reserved places for the Doctor of Medicine can be found at Pathway to Health Professional Programs

Ø  Pathway to other Health Professional Programs

Places are also reserved in a number of professional programs for students in Bachelor of Health Sciences and the Bachelor of Medical Science.  These reserved places will give students a greater opportunity to gain a graduate entry place in the following fields of study:

ü  Audiology (up to 4 reserved places)

ü  Nutrition & Dietetics (up to 5 reserved places)

ü  Speech Pathology (up to 4 reserved places)

Further information about these pathways can be found at Pathway to Health Professional Programs

Ø  Conditional offer pathways to Education

Conditional offer pathways to Education enable students to start their studies and then transition after a year to a double degree in the Bachelor of Primary/Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Education (Middle and Secondary Schooling)/Bachelor of Arts, provided students achieve the required standard.

For more information about studying at Flinders University, visit Flinders University


Studying Business at VU
VU’s Bachelor of Business degree offers choice and flexibility: after a common first year, students can choose from 13 specialisations or 78 double specialisation combinations.  The Bachelor of Commerce offers specialised studies in international business or applied finance.  With either degree, students are assisted in integrating workplace learning into their degree, which adds further advantage for graduates.

Find out more at Work Integrated Learning at VU.  Browse the Business College website for more information about studying business at VU - College of Business at VU   


Experience La Trobe University

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

Date:              Thursday 7 July 2016

Venue:         Melbourne Campus

 

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


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


News from ACU

Ø  University Experience Day

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

 

The University Experience Day at the Melbourne Campus will take place on Tuesday 5 July 2016.   Students can choose workshops from a range of ACU study areas, including nursing, midwifery, business, Paramedicine, education, physiotherapy, psychology, public health, exercise science, theology and lots more!

 

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

 

Ø  Early Achievers’ Program

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

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

 

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


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

 

Ø  New Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Science in 2017

This course will prepare graduates with the skills to apply an understanding of a broad and coherent body of scientific knowledge to work in a range of science contexts within an education setting. Graduates will be qualified to teach science in high schools, including the senior years. Watch this space for information as it comes to hand!

Navitas Colleges

1.    Navitas College of Public Safety (NCPS)

NCPS offers the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice.  Criminology and justice studies are becoming increasing more popular amongst Year 12 students’ year-on-year, but what jobs are students completing these types of qualifications actually getting into?

Criminal justice covers a broad range of topics, such as criminology, criminal psychology, criminal law and procedure, law enforcement, corrections and justice related issues. In this course you’ll receive a comprehensive, theoretical education in each of these areas – from learning why people commit crimes to understanding the importance of ethics and legal processes.  Graduates from Navitas College of Public Safety (NCPS) have gained roles in areas such as…

o    Careers at ASIO working as intelligence officers

o    Travelling overseas to train prison officers in the United Arab Emirates

o    Working with Racing Victoria investigating gambling crimes and race fixing

Many NCPS students are also using the Criminology and Justice degree as a pathway to Law.  To find out more about NCPS visit Navitas College of Public Safety (NCPS).

2.    Australian College of Applied Psychology

Celebrating over 30 years in education, the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) is a leader in applied psychology education. ACAP offers a range of courses to students including counselling, psychology, case management and coaching, and the courses range from Diplomas to Bachelors.  The Counselling degrees are accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), and the psychology degrees recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).  Visit Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) to find out more!

3.    Health Skills Australia

Health Skills Australia is a health care education specialist and one of Australia’s largest private providers of Enrolled Nursing training.  Students have the option to study full-time (3 days per week over 18 months) or part-time (2 days per week over 30 months).  There is 10 week clinical placement included, in a range of health care settings.  Students also put their theory into practice through regular lab work in state of the art facilities, as well as during placement.  To find out more about nursing courses and other allied health courses offered, visit Health Skills Australia.

Note: All Navitas Colleges are accredited by ACPET – the Australian Council for Private Education and Training.   Not all Private Colleges are the same and ACPET colleges adhere to a strict code of ethics and commit to providing quality education programs. 
Find out more about ACPET at
ACPET


Exercise Science & Sport Degrees at Victorian Universities

UNIVERSITY

 COURSES

 VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

ATAR 2016

ACU

Exercise & Sport Science

 

 

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

58.75 (M)

DEAKIN

Business (Sport Management)

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

81.55 (M)

Exercise & Sport Science

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

60.25 (G)
81.20 (M)

Sport Development

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

68.90 (M)

FEDERATION

Exercise & Sport Science

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 20 in any English.

n/a (Mt H)

Sport Management

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

n/a (Mt H)

LA TROBE

 

 

Business (Sport Development
& Management)

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

50.90 (B)

Exercise Science

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

n/a (B)
70.05 (M)

Exercise and Physiology

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

77.45 (B)

Sport Management

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

50.00 (M)

RMIT

Exercise & Sport Science

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

65.20 (Bu)

VIC UNI

 

Biomedical & Exercise Science

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

76.40 (F)

Exercise Science -
Clinical Practice

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)

Exercise Science –
Sport Practice

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

n/a (F)

Sport Science –
Exercise Science

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

n/a (F)

Sport Science –
Human Movement

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

n/a (F)

Sport Management

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

n/a (F)

Engineering Science -
(Sports Engineering)

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 (F)

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


For a comprehensive list of similar courses, double degrees, as well as major studies on offer, visit VTAC.


Snapshot of La Trobe University

·         According to the Times Higher Education 2015 Rankings, La Trobe is listed among the top 100 universities under the age of 50

·         La Trobe has more than 35 000 students and 4 000 staff

·         La Trobe has 8 campuses - La Trobe Campuses

·         Over 55% of students who study at the Bendigo campus come from outside of Bendigo - La Trobe - Bendigo with over 600 students living on campus - La Trobe Bendigo Accommodation

·         La Trobe is also one of the biggest providers of higher education to students from Victoria’s regions

·         La Trobe ensures that there are opportunities for students to develop skills beyond the knowledge they are gaining at university through work experience, volunteering, and student exchange opportunities, etc. - Developing Career Skills at La Trobe

·         La Trobe has two colleges: Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce (ASSC) and Science, Health and Engineering (SHE) - La Trobe Colleges

·         The College of Arts Social Sciences and Commerce (ASSC) is made up of 4 schools and 11 departments, and offers a range of specialised study options across all of La Trobe's campuses - La Trobe ASSC Schools & Departments

·         The College of Science, Health and Engineering (SHE) contains nine schools and 16 departments working across La Trobe's multi-campus operations, offering general and specialist undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degree courses - La Trobe SHE Schools & Departments

·         La Trobe has a Hallmark Program for high-achieving students who are passionate about learning - La Trobe Hallmark Program.  There is a scholarship attached to the Hallmark Program valued at $10,500 over four years

·         La Trobe also 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



Ms O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & Mrs White

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


May 12

posted 10 May 2016, 21:55 by Sue White

Thank you to all the Year 10 students and parents who have taken the opportunity to book a Careers Appointment thus far this term.  As we are now half way through the term, this is a timely reminder to all Year 10 families to do so.  Please remember that to log into our booking system, it is the student username and password which is required.  Parents endeavouring to log in with their own gmail account details will receive error messages.  Students are encouraged to take responsibility for discussing with their parents when they are available to come to school and then book the appointments accordingly.  ALL Year 10 students are requested to have a Careers Appointment THIS term in preparation for VCE subject selection in Term 3.  Please double check the student has accepted his confirmation email and also the actual date/time of the appointment.  It is also worth checking that the student has his time zone correct on the iPad to avoid confusion in this regard.

 

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

 

Any students wishing to undertake Work Experience in the mid-year break MUST see Ms O’Sullivan prior to the end of Week 7 (Friday, 27th May) THIS term if they have not already done so.


Reminders

·         Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) Register by: 3 June; Test date: 27 July (for undergraduate Medicine at Monash)

·         ‘INSIDE MONASH’ SEMINARS Continue in May: 12th Engineering; 17th Science; 18th Law; 19th Health Sciences; 25th Biomedical Science, Radiography and Nutrition and Dietetics; Information/Book: www.monash.edu/inside-monash 

·         ‘FOCUS ON MELBOURNE’ Seminars (6.30 - 8pm) - Engineering Tuesday 17 May; Veterinary Science Wednesday 18 May; Biomedicine Thursday 19 May; Agriculture Tuesday 24 May; Wednesday 25 May IT; Monday 31 May Science; Information/register: http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/focus2016.


Finding Out About Universities

Universities provide many opportunities for secondary school students to find out about their facilities and courses, such as Open Days and Experience Days.  Some of these are detailed below for you diary. Experience Days are a great way to find out more about an institution you are considering for later study.

Ø  Experience RMIT – Year 10 – 12 students can attend free events and engage in workshops in a wide range of interest areas, while experiencing life on campus. See: www.rmit.edu.au/experiencedays for more information about RMIT’s Holiday Programs.  They occur in the Term 2 holiday break.

Ø  Experience Australian Catholic University (ACU) – Sample the degree of your choice and get a taste of life at ACU. You will meet staff and students, get a feel for the campus, learn about industries and careers, and enjoy the campus atmosphere. When: Ballarat campus Tuesday 28 June; Melbourne campus (Fitzroy) Tuesday 5 July.  Register at: www.acu.edu.au/uni-experience.

Ø  Experience La Trobe University – This is another opportunity to find out about a university campus, its courses and careers. You’ll be able to go to workshops, attend lectures, do lab experiments, talk with staff, try different study area and get advice from experts. You will also be able to tour the campus. When: Bendigo campus – 6 July; Melbourne campus – 7 July. See: www.latrobe.edu.au/study for details and to book. 


Bond with Bond Event

Your decision to study at the right university is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime.  To help you gather all the information you will need, Bond University would like to invite you and your family to attend an exclusive Bond with Bond event, where you can find out more about studying at Bond and what makes us so unique.

Learn more about the:

  • Undergraduate single and combined study programs
  • Industry links and ‘Beyond Bond’ core subject
  • Three-semester-per-year timetable
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Campus life
  • Scholarships
  • Fees and costs (including FEE-HELP)

Date:              Tuesday 7 June 2016

Time:              6pm – 8pm

Venue:           Melbourne Town Hall, 90 - 130 Swanston Street in Melbourne

Find out more, and register at Bond with Bond


La Trobe University News

Ø  Prerequisite Changes

The College of Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe has recently conducted as audit of course prerequisites and have made changes to the following degrees:

 

·         Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Dietetic Practice

·         Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Occupational Therapy Practice

·         Bachelor of Biological Sciences

·         Bachelor of Biomedical Science

·         Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration)

·         Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

·         Bachelor of Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)

·          

Click on the links above to view details of the courses and the new prerequisites.

 

Ø  Rankings

La Trobe has been ranked 58 in the world in the latest 2016 Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 ranking of the world’s best young universities. This is a rapid climb of 42 places in two years.  This year’s result is a jump of 17 places in 2015 when it ranked 75th which in turn was up 25 from a 100 ranking in 2014. Well done!

Ø  Elite Athlete Bonus Scheme

La Trobe is one of only three Victorian universities that offer bonus aggregate points for elite athletes. It is available to domestic undergraduate applicants:

 

·         who are classified as an elite athlete

·         whose sporting commitments have impacted on their previous studies

·         who apply for admission to La Trobe via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

 

Under the scheme eligible students receive five bonus aggregate points (onto their ATAR) towards their entry score for admission (see: www.latrobe.edu.au/sport/elite-athlete).

 

NOTE: Other universities offering a similar athletes scheme are ACU (see: www.acu.edu.au/study_at_acu/alternative_entry/elite_athlete_and_performer_program) and Melbourne (Melbourne also has an Artistic Performers Entry Scheme; (see: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/high_achievers_programs/elite-athletes-and-artistic-performers).

 

Ø  World-First Blood Test For Parkinson’s Disease

La Trobe researchers have developed a diagnostic blood test which could change the lives of people with Parkinson’s.  Currently no clinical biomarker test exists and the only means of diagnosis is a neurological examination. By the time patients have symptoms, large numbers of brain cells are destroyed.  The new test will enable doctors to detect abnormal metabolism of blood cells and allow earlier treatment.  


Ø  The Graduate Destination Survey

Ø  The Graduate Destination Survey ranks Swinburne graduate full-time employment rates ahead of most Victorian universities in the areas of science, communications, psychology and engineering. Swinburne employment outcomes are strong across the board, as revealed when compared with other institutions by the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching.    


Ø   Specialist Industry Scholarships

Ø  Did you know? Swinburne’s specialist industry scholarships, Bachelor of Information Technology and the new Bachelor of Accounting and Information Systems, offer students a tax-free scholarship worth around $40,000, two work placements and often, a job!


Ø   Professional Degrees

Ø  Over 250 students accepted places in Swinburne’s new professional degrees in 2016. These degrees offer students a guaranteed 12-month paid work placement worth $30,000, and a head start towards their career.  Read more.


Ø   Product Design Engineering

Ø  Final-year product design engineering students collaborate with an industry partner. Combining their skills in mechanical engineering and industrial design, students research and design a market-ready product that responds directly to a social or environmental need. Read more


Ø   Creative Industries Forum

Ø  Creative Industries Forum; Hear from graduates of Swinburne’s vocational design courses; register now.


News from the University of Melbourne

Ø  Important Changes to Psychology stream in Bachelor of Commerce

Students enrolling in the Bachelor of Commerce from Semester 1 2017 will no longer be able to complete a Psychology sequence.  The School of Psychological Sciences has confirmed that the Psychology sequence will no longer be available in the Bachelor of Commerce.  So, moving forward, the Psychology pathway will only be available via the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science at Melbourne.

 

The easiest pathway for Commerce students who are interested in eventually pursuing psychology is to undertake the Graduate Diploma in Psychology after completion of their undergraduate degree.

 

Should a student like to sample Psychology during their undergraduate study, they could choose Mind, Brain and Behaviour 1 as a breadth subject and then get credit for this in the Graduate Diploma. 

 

Find out more at Graduate Diploma in Psychology  

 

Ø  Are You Subscribed to My Melbourne?

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


UNSW CO-OP Program

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

What do students gain?

·         They receive structured industrial training (between 9 and 18 months) with multiple companies during their degree,

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

·         Leadership and professional development training

·         Mentoring and support throughout their degree

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


Applications are open, and the closing date is 30 September 2016.  Students can visit UNSW CO-OP Program.  For more information call (02) 9385 5116 or e-mail cooprog@unsw.edu.au.


Exploring Occupational Therapy As A Career

You are invited to an information and demonstration evening to hear from Occupational Therapists experienced in spinal rehabilitation, hand therapy, mental health, neurology and oncology. These evenings have proved to be a great opportunity for students/parents to hear from OT’s working in their specialised domains, observe demonstrations, and have questions answered.

 

When:          5pm , 14th July.  Registration, 5:30 - 8pm Presentation and Questions;

 

Where:        Education Precinct, Level 4 Austin Tower, Austin Hospital, Studley Rd, Heidelberg;

 

Apply:          ASAP, but by 24 June to keely.zenner@austin.org.au (successful students will receive a confirmation email – maximum of two attendees per reservation).


Interested In The Fashion Industry?

A speaker at a recent professional development program for career practitioners at Box Hill Institute pointed out that the industry is looking more closely at the impact it has on the environment. More garments use organic cotton, recyclable synthetics, materials offering more durability and which require less washing, and re-using materials, and more man-made fabrics. Fashion designers work as pattern makers, designers, and in product development. Internships are often available, and these can lead on to employment.


Australian Mining Industry

“The mining industry is important to Australia. It brings in billions of dollars of export income. It provides work for over 750,000 Australians. It supports communities all across the country, today and into the future. We work hard, we look after each other and we are committed to Australia. Australian Mining. This is our story!”


Visit
Australian Mining Industry and view a number of videos and profiles of men and women who work in the mining industry!  


Careers in the Army

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

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

 

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



About the Army

Defence Jobs - About the Army

Army Life

Defence Jobs - Army Life

Training & Education

Defence Jobs - Training & Education

How to Join the Army

Defence Jobs - How to Join the Army

Women in the Army

Defence Jobs - Women in the Army

Jobs in the Army

Defence Jobs - Jobs in the Army

All other FAQs

Defence Jobs - FAQs about the Army

 

 


News from the Moorabbin Flying Services

Ø  Open Day 2016

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

Date:              Saturday 21 May 2016

Time:              10am – 2pm

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

 

Find out more by calling (03) 9580 8822 or email admin@mfs.com.au

Ø  Airline Pilot Workshop

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

ü  have a hands on experience and learn some practical theory

ü  meet people in the industry

ü  fly one of a modern aircraft twice under instruction

ü  gain some time in the CASA-approved simulator

ü  explore the facilities of Moorabbin Airport


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

 

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


Business Degrees on offer in Victoria

Many students are keen on studying business degrees at Victorian Universities that offer majors including marketing, human resources, and management, and these can be found included in the following degrees.  For a comprehensive list of all business courses, their majors and double degrees on offer, visit VTAC

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE NAME

VCE PREREQUISITES

MAJOR STUDIES

CHARLES STURT

Business Studies

n/a

Accounting, Business, Business studies, Finance, Human resource management, Information technology, International business, Management, Marketing.

CQU

Business

n/a

Accounting, Human Resource Management (HRM), Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Property, Public Relations, Supply Chain Management.

FEDERATION

 

Business

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

Business, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Management, Marketing.

LA TROBE

Business

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

Business Economics, Economics, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, International Management, Macroeconomics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Sport Management, Sustainable Resource Management.

MONASH

Business

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.

Accountancy, Accounting, Banking, Banking and finance, Business, Business law, Business management, Business management and strategy, Business statistics, Economics, Economics and business strategy, Finance, Health administration, Human resource management, International business, Management, Marketing, Marketing and communication, Sports management, Taxation, Tourism.

RMIT

Business – Associate Degree

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

Accounting, Business, Business (management), Economics, Human resource management, Information Technology, Legal Studies, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing.

SWINBURNE

Business

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

Accounting, Business administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship and innovation, Finance, Human resource management, Information systems, International business, Logistics and supply chain management, Management, Marketing.

VICTORIA

Business

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

Accounting, Banking and Finance, Event Management, Financial Risk Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems Management, International Hospitality Management, International Tourism Management, International Trade, Management and Innovation, Marketing, Music Industry, Supply Chain and Logistics.


Commerce Degrees on offer in Victoria

Students will note that in many cases the majors offered in commerce degrees are similar to those offered in business degrees.  One specific difference between the two is often the VCE maths prerequisite.


For a comprehensive list of all courses, their majors and double degrees on offer, visit VTAC

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE NAME

VCE PREREQUISITES

MAJOR STUDIES

ACU

Commerce

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

Accounting, Accounting & Commercial Law, Business Information Systems, Commercial Law, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing.

DEAKIN

Commerce

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

Accounting, Accounting information systems, Business analytics, Business information systems, Commerce, Commercial law, eBusiness, Economics, Finance, Human resource management, Interactive marketing, International business, International management, International trade & economic policy, Management, Marketing, Quantitative business analysis, Supply chain management.

FEDERATION

Commerce

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

Business, Commerce, Finance, Management.

LA TROBE

Commerce

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

Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing.

MONASH

Commerce

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.

Accountancy, Accounting, Actuarial modelling, Actuarial science, Actuarial studies, Behavioural commerce, Commerce, Econometrics, Economics, Finance, Management studies, Marketing science, Statistics, Sustainability.

UNI
MELBOURNE

Commerce

Minimum ATAR of 93.00. 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.

Accounting, Actuarial studies, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing.

VICTORIA

Commerce

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 30 in Maths: Further Mathematics or at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

Accounting, Business and finance ethics, Financial econometrics, Financial markets and instruments, International business, Law, Macroeconomics, Management, Marketing, Microeconomics, Portfolio management, Valuation of securities.


Ms O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & Mrs White

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


May 5

posted 4 May 2016, 21:16 by Sue White

The VCE and Careers Expo 2016 this coming Thursday through Sunday offers a wonderful opportunity for students and parents to gather a large amount of information about pathway options following Year 12 from a variety of different tertiary providers and other organisations.  This Expo provides a wonderful entrée to our own SKC Careers Evening which, this year, will involve panels of speakers who will share their pathway stories together with representatives from Tertiary Institutions who will provide course information details.  There are still a few free tickets available from the Careers Department for this event which students may collect from Mrs White.

 

Next week we have two information sessions for students for which our generous old boys are returning.  Monday lunch time we are fortunate to have a 2015 Year 12 graduate returning to share his first few months of experience of life in the Defence Force in general and ADFA in particular.  Wednesday after school we have our UMAT Information Session for Year 12 students who are aiming for undergraduate Medicine.  Another of our 2015 Year 12 graduates is taking time to come to this session to share his UMAT tips and his experience of commencing Medicine at Monash University this year.


Monash University Scholars Program

The Monash Scholars program helps high-achieving secondary school students develop and excel, both academically and personally.  Scholars explore and pinpoint their passions, develop a broad suite of study skills, and gain the confidence to make great course and career choices.  Through the program, they'll build a personal network of peers and academics that will last through to university and beyond.

 

Current Year 10 students are invited to apply, and nominations for the 2016 intake will open later this month.  Students interested in the program must self-apply and get the endorsement of the school by approaching Mrs. White.  Students will be selected, based on their academic ability, contributions to school and community, and capacity to participate.  A maximum of three students will be accepted from St Kevin's College, however schools can endorse as many applications as they choose.  Monash will assess all applications in accordance with its criteria and will make the final selection decision.

The Key Dates are -

Applications open                Friday 20 May 2016
Applications close
               Friday 24 June 2016
Assessment period
             Friday 24 June – Monday 11 July 2016
Selection Announcement
      Tuesday 12 July 2016
Enrolment period
                Wednesday 13 – Sunday 24 July 2016
Welcome ceremony          
Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 July 2016

Find out more, including the benefits, at Monash Scholars Program



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


All successful applicants to the Hallmark Program also receive a Hallmark Program Scholarship valued at $10, 500 over 4 years to enable students to undertake a variety of enrichment activities including an International Study Tour.

To be eligible, students should:

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

ü  be studying in 2016 a standard Victorian Year 12 (VCE) or standard Interstate Year 12 or IB

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

ü  achieve a high ATAR for VCE or equivalent in 2016

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


Bond University Interstate Law Experience Day

Victorian VCE students have an excellent opportunity to find out first-hand what studying law at Bond is all about!  They will discover ethical topics with our professors and legal specialists, engage in legal scenarios in moot court rooms.  Students get to fly up to Bond University for the day and the cost is $99, which include flights. 

 

The Law Experience Day will take place on Saturday 21 May 2016Places are very limited and students should email Vanessa Lea at vlea@bond.edu.au to book their spot!


VCE Winter School 2016

Inspire students to achieve VCE excellence

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne is pleased to announce its 2016 VCE Winter School for Year 10, 11 and 12 VCE students, from Monday 27 June to Friday 1 July.

This year the Winter School will be offering a series of inspiring lectures, seminars and tutorials in three VCE subjects: Literature, History Revolutions, and Australian History. The program is developed in consultation with VCE experts and examiners, and taught by internationally acclaimed scholars and experts, giving an unparalleled opportunity for students to excel in their VCE exams.

With registrations now being accepted and limited places available, we encourage you to share this exciting opportunity with your students as soon as possible to secure a place and avoid disappointment.

 

27 & 28 June: Literature
29 June: Australian History
30 June & 1 July: History Revolutions
7 July: Study Day for Literature Teachers

Further Information

Book Now






Law at the University of Swinburne

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

 

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

 

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

 

To find out more visit Bachelor of Laws


Law Week 2016

Law Week is an annual festival of events that makes learning about the law easy. Held in May each year, Law Week has taken place across Victoria since 1980
This year Law Week will take place from Monday 16 May – Sunday 22 May 2016Students get to go behind the scenes of the Victorian legal system, and check out what the law is all about.  Find legal answers on everyday issues, take a prison ghost tour, enjoy some comedy or live music, or check out courts open day for debates, mock-trials and more. 

 

Find out more about what is on in Law Week by browsing Law Week 2016 - What's On?

News from the Australian National University

Ø  Degrees for High Achievers Roadshow in Melbourne

ANU will launch its Degrees for High Achievers Roadshow in Melbourne on Monday 9 May 2016, from 5.30pm – 7.00pm! The evening will present options for intellectually curious and driven students who want to study a degree that allows them to explore.  Students are encouraged to attend the information session to hear more about the Degree options, meet an Academic who teaches these outstanding degrees and an alumni who completed one.  Register at High Achievers Roadshow in Melbourne

 

Ø  Changes to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Recently the Australian National University (ANU) announced that as of 2017, the ATAR required for entry into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLBHons) will be 98.  Students applying to the LLBHons should also please note that they will no longer be eligible for academic bonus points to be added to their ATAR.  However, in line with the University’s commitment to equity and inclusion, students can still apply to receive up to five equity bonus points through the UAC Educational Access Scheme.  Find out more by browsing Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at ANU. 


Design Futures Careers Expo

The Design Futures Forum and Careers Expo introduces students to a line-up of internationally acclaimed designers, across multiple disciplines, recognised for their unique ideas and exemplary execution of their craft.  Design Futures presents an opportunity for teachers of design, and students interested in the creative industries, to gain an insight into the role of design in multiple sectors.  Attendees will get to walk through the expo, meet speakers, etc.

 

Date:              Tuesday 31 May 2016

Time:              3pm – 8:30pm
Venue:           Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Cost:               $38 (+ GST and booking fee)

 

Find out more, and book a ticket at Design Futures Careers Expo


The Academy of Design has moved!

The Academy of Design has moved to Collingwood! 

More than that though, the Academy has also added Interior Design to its suite of creative majors (Communication Design, Fashion & Costume Design, Filmmaking & Photography, Graphic & Digital Design and Visual Arts) offered as part of the Bachelor of Design Arts. 

 

Find out more by visiting The Academy of Design  


National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) 2017
Current Year 11 students, with a passion for science, are reminded that the National Youth Science Forum is the only program in Australia that offers students the chance to test-drive a wide range of universities and careers in the sciences.  Students learn how to make informed decisions about courses and careers in the sciences and gain a professional skill set to help them realise their potential. 

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is a 12 day residential program for students entering Year 12 who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and maths (stem) and aims to show participants the wide variety of study and career options in stem fields.  

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 31 May 2016.  Find out more, including how to register and apply, at National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). 


Students Discover the World with World Education Program (WEP) Australia

World Education Program Australia (WEP) is now accepting applications for students to travel overseas in 2016/17 as exchange students for a summer, semester or year.
 
Give your child the opportunity to gain international experiences and foreign language skills to kick-start a future career.
 
‘Knowledge of English in this globalising world is a great advantage; knowledge of English alone is a massive disadvantage.’
Joseph Lo Bianco, 2004
 
Along with distinct foreign language benefits, exchange students’ mature, gain confidence and develop a much more worldly approach upon their return to Australia.
 
If learning a second language is not for your child, programs are available to the USA, Canada, Ireland, UK and even English-speaking Ghana.
 
Attend one of WEP’s information evenings or go online to WEP to find out more about WEP’s academic programs, their scholarships and your opportunity to host an international exchange student.
 
WEP will also be at the annual Knox School Careers Expo on Thursday 14 July 2016.
 

WEP is a not-for-profit student exchange organisation registered/approved by the education departments/regulatory authorities in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, and has opened the door for thousands of students, providing them with a rewarding and successful future through education abroad.


Courses in Architecture, Building & Construction

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE PREREQUISITES

2017 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Deakin

(Geelong Waterfront Campus)

Architecture

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

ATAR

Architecture /

Construction Management

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

ATAR

Construction Management

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

ATAR

Holmesglen

(Chadstone Campus)

Building Surveying

n/a

ATAR
Personal Statement
Interview (some)

Construction Management & Economics

n/a

ATAR
Personal Statement
Interview (some)

Monash

(Caulfield Campus)

 

 

(Clayton Campus

Architectural Design

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

ATAR
Supplementary Form
Interview (some)

Engineering /
Architectural Design

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

ATAR
Supplementary Form
Interview (some)

RMIT
(City Campus)

Architectural Design

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

ATAR
Information Kit
Interview (some)

Construction Management

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

ATAR

Swinburne

(Hawthorn Campus)

Engineering (Construction)

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 Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS).

ATAR

University of Melbourne

(Parkville Campus)

 

Design

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

ATAR

Victoria University

(Footscray Park Campus)

Architectural Engineering

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

ATAR

Building Surveying

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

ATAR

Construction Management

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

ATAR

For a comprehensive list of all architecture, and building & construction courses on offer at both TAFEs and universities, visit VTAC



Ms O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & Mrs White

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


April 28

posted 27 Apr 2016, 20:29 by Sue White

Thank you to the Year 10 families who have already booked their Careers Appointments.  All Year 10s are asked to take up this opportunity to have a discussion about personal testing results and preliminary VCE subject selection.  Should Year 11 or 12 students require appointments, they are asked to either come to the Careers Department or email Mrs White.  Wednesday afternoons will usually be available as Year 10 students are at their Community Service placements.

 

Planning is well underway for the SKC Careers Evening which is to be held on Tuesday 26th July from 5:30 to 9pm.  The theme of the evening this year is Specific or General – What is right for you?  Year 10, 11 and 12 students and parents are invited to the College to hear from past students, professionals, tertiary institution representatives and the Defence Force who will be relating their experiences with respect to our theme.  Panels will be repeated three times allowing families to explore three different areas.  Please put this important date in your diaries.

 

Year 12 students are reminded about the UMAT Information Session on Wednesday 11th May immediately after school.  A further opportunity for Year 12 students is on the final Wednesday of term when we have an Interview Skills Workshop planned for which Mr James Lynch will come to share his insights with any student who may have interviews for their prospective courses, scholarships or employment positions.  Students will need to register for this opportunity as places are limited.  Information will be circulated to students about how to register in due course.


Reminders

·         VCE & Careers Expo 5 May to 8 May, Caulfield Racecourse

  • Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) – Register by: 3 June; Test date: 27 July (required for undergraduate Medicine at Monash University)


‘Inside Monash’ Seminars Continue

If you would like to explore course s and careers at Monash University, then book into the ’Inside Monash’ Seminar series as it continues into May with the following sessions:

·           3 May – Teaching

·           4 May – Music

·           5 May – Information Technology

·         10 May – Teaching

·         11 May – Medicine and Biomedical science

·         12 May – Engineering

·         17 May – Science Advanced

·         18 May – Law

·         19 May – Health Sciences

·         25 May – Biomedical science, Radiography, and Nutrition and Dietetics.

Information and Bookings: www.monash.edu/inside-monash

‘Focus on Melbourne’ Seminar Dates

These seminars provide a great opportunity for you to check out University of Melbourne courses and careers. The series continues with:

·         19 May – Focus on Biomedicine

·         24 May – Focus on Agriculture

·         25 May – Focus on Information Technology

·         31 May – Focus on Science

More seminars in June. Registration/Information: http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/focus2016

News from the University of Melbourne

Ø  Engineering & I T Programs for School Students

The University of Melbourne offers a range of exciting opportunities for secondary school students to visit Parkville campus and experience Engineering & IT.  Some of these programs include –

 

1.    Hands on Computing

Find out what computing and information systems study involves and the careers that can follow, through this interactive day long program.  No particular computer skills are required except for an inquisitive and creative mind!  Students will also have the opportunity to meet with academics and current students.

 

Date:           Tuesday 28 June 2016

Time:           9am – 3:30pm

2.    Hands on Engineering

Hands on Engineering is a day-long program, for Year 10 students who are interested in mathematics and science, providing hands on experience in a variety of fun activities and workshops to learn about the different fields of engineering.

 

Students will also have the opportunity to tour the campus and meet with academics and current students.

 

Date:           Thursday 30 June 2016

Time:           9am – 3:30pm

To find out more about either of the above mentioned, and/or to register, visit Engineering & I T Holiday Programs

 

Ø  VCA Schools Program – Walks of Art 2016

Aimed at Visual Art students and their teachers, this walking tour will take you around alleyways and into some of the smaller artist-run gallery spaces around Melbourne.  Learn more about the contemporary visual art scene in Melbourne, and be inspired! This series of walking tours will be hosted by a VCA final year visual art student.

 

The Walks of Art tours will be taking place a number of times over the next few months, and students can choose which day suits them best.

Register for this free program at VCA Schools Program – Walks of Art 2016


JMC Academy Open Day 2016
Students keen on the creative industries are invited to attend the upcoming JMC Academy Open Day, and experience live entertainment, short animation and films and also get the opportunity to tour the campus and facilities.

 

Date          Saturday 14 May 2016
Time          10:30am onwards

Venue:           169 – 171 Bank Street in South Melbourne


Register at
JMC Academy Open Day Registration or call (03) 9624 2929.

Academy of Design VCE Help Days 2016

Year 12 students are invited to attend Visual Communication Help Days presented by Kristen Guthrie, who wrote the VCD textbook, Nelson Visual Communication Design Unites 1-4! 

A separate session will follow to assist VCD students with combining type and imagery, making good type choices. This session will be run by Academy tutor and freelance designer, Dr Barry Spencer.  Throughout his career, Barry has continuously researched, explored and played with the Latin letterforms. This research and exploration has allowed him to reach a point where he has fundamentally altered the way that he creates, perceives and understands the shapes of the alphabet.

Cost: $10 - places are limited so the charge is only to secure your place! This charge will be reimbursed on attendance. 

Book now for the May sessions

Session 1 - Saturday 14 May: Starting the Folio 10.30-12.30pm
Focus on the Design Brief, research methods and idea generation. Session will also cover wrapping up Unit 3 work and identify where they should be at this point in the unit. Presented by Kristen Guthrie

Session 2 - Saturday 14 May: Combining Type & Imagery 12.45pm-2.15pm
This session is all about type design, typography and making the right choices when it comes to combining type with images. Presented by Dr Barry Spencer.

Save the date for sessions later in the year (bookings will open after May sessions)

Saturday 4 June: Undertaking the Folio 10.30-12.30pm
Focus on the VCD design brief and folio including tips and advice for creating your best work in VCD. Best VCD practice is covered including analysis of past student folios.

Saturday 27 August: Finalising the Folio & Preparing the Pitch (Unit 4) 10.30-12.30pm
As the folio design process draws to an end, this session is designed to help students identify any gaps or improvements that can be made to their development work and final presentations. A variety of approaches to ‘The Pitch’ will be discussed, along with suggestions on how students can best present evaluations and reflections on their final folio.

Wednesday 28 September: VCD Exam preparation session 10am-11.30am

Register for first session on Saturday 14 May by clicking here.

 


Studying Neuroscience at Swinburne University

Knowing how the brain works is vital to understanding behaviours and actions.  Neuroscience is an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to scientifically understand the functions of the human brain and nervous system.  Future careers can be found in a range of health- and science-related environments.

 

Swinburne University offers the study of neuroscience through the following courses:

 

·         Bachelor of Health Science (Professional) with a major in neuroscience

·         Bachelor of Health Science with a major in neuroscience

·         Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) 


To find out more, visit
Studying Neuroscience at Swinburne University

Why Research Careers?

Researching ideas for careers and training while at school is becoming increasingly important.  With automation of many jobs developing rapidly, many unskilled jobs (and some skilled jobs as well) are rapidly disappearing.  A willingness to obtain qualifications and to re-train when necessary will be VITAL for a young person’s future.  It is believed that at least Certificate III level qualifications (preferably higher) will be essential to obtain on-going work (ie Certificate IV, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and Degrees).

 

Resilience, determination, and education will be essential to remain employed.  

Remember too, the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers.  These are some of the areas offering growth and opportunity in employment.  Research shows that 75% of the fastest-growing occupations now require STEM skills, so we must build a workforce of tech-savvy future employees. Digital literacy is vital for everyone.  The digital revolution has led to many new jobs and new ones will develop that we have never begun to think of.

 

An excellent website to check out is www.joboutlook.gov.au. Here you will find details of what jobs involve, average salaries, and, perhaps more importantly, the likelihood of employment growth in that job. 


Labour Market Information

The Department of Employment publishes a wide range of information about the labour market.  Besides publishing data about where the jobs might be in the future – jobs projection, data is also collected and published regarding where the current skill shortages are.

These publications are very useful for students to read over and consider as they strategically plan their future studies and work towards gaining long-term employment. 

Below is a summary of where some of the more noticeable skills shortages that currently exist are, and one can anticipate where the future jobs might also be:

MANAGERS

 

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

PROFESSIONALS

 

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

TECHNICIANS AND TRADES WORKERS

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

COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL SERVICE WORKERS

Carers and Aides, Hospitality Workers, Sports, Travel and Personal Service Workers

CLERICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE WORKERS

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

SALES WORKERS

Sales Assistants and Sales Persons, Sales Representatives and Agents

MACHINERY OPERATORS AND DRIVERS

Drivers and Store Persons, Mobile Plant Operators

LABOURERS

General Labourers, Cleaners and Laundry Workers, Factory Process Workers

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


Tripod Adult Program

Because we know parents experience anxiety about their children’s future, and want to be equipped with the best knowledge and information to support them,  Tripod has developed a two-day Adult Program to coincide with a Student Program (the Student Program is to be repeated in August which will then be available to the SKC students as the May Program clashes with APS Sport and other commitments). The Parent Program is designed for parents/caregivers, teachers, careers advisors and other adults involved in training and mentoring youth, to help them understand the challenges and opportunities facing Gen Z.

Parents who undertake the Adult program will be able to engage in the career conversation with their sons as they will be equipped with the same valuable knowledge students will learn in the Student Program.

Topics in the Adult Program include:

·    Parenting the iGen

·    The 21st century career landscape

·    What employers are looking for

·    How to champion work experience and employability skills

·    How to encourage financial independence in their teens

·    Proven strategies for VCE success


VIEW TRIPOD ADULT PROGRAM

Expert Presenters:

Programs are delivered by outstanding speakers, with deep knowledge and experience across their topics. The line-up includes:
 

·       Ivan Neville, Branch Manager, Labour Market Research and Analysis Branch, Australian Govt Dept of Employment

·       Andrea Cincotta, founder of Financially Independent Teenagers

·       Jon Yeo, Licensee & Curator of TEDxMelbourne

·       Hugh van Cuylenberg, founder of The Resilience Project

·       Michael Levine, Enterprise Team Lead for LinkedIn

·       Wesa Chau, Director of Cultural Intelligence, 2010 Young Victorian of the Year and 2012 inductee to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Costs to Attend:

Adult Program - Early Bird Rate (up until 29 April) - $195.00pp (day & session rates also available)

REGISTER HERE

Paralegal Degrees on offer in Victoria
A paralegal is an individual, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.  In other words, a paralegal work in the legal industry but is not a lawyer.  Below are a number of degrees on offer in Victoria.  The prerequisite VCE subject is usually an English.   


Visit VTAC for a comprehensive list including all double degrees on offer.

COURSE

INSTITUTION

MAJOR STUDIES

ATAR 2016

Criminology

Deakin University

(G) – Geelong WP
(M) - Melbourne

 

Crime, Crime prevention, Criminal justice, Criminal justice administration, Criminology, Criminology research methods, Criminology theory, Ethics, Justice, Legal studies, Media and crime, Organised crime, Policing, Psychology, Punishment, Risk, Security, Surveillance, Terrorism, Transnational crime, Victimology, Violence.

60.40 (G)

66.05 (M)

Forensic Science

 

Analytical chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry (analytical), Chemistry (forensic), Chemistry (medical), Chemistry (organic), Criminology, Forensic analysis, Forensic biology, Forensic chemistry, Forensic investigation, Forensic science, Genetics, Hazardous materials and processes, Molecular and cell biology.

59.75 (G)

Criminology

La Trobe University
(M) - Melbourne

Access to Justice, Corrections, Crime and Culture, Crime and Inequality, Crime prevention, Criminal justice, Criminal justice administration, Criminology, Criminology research methods, Criminology theory, Ethics, Forensics, Justice, Policing, Psychology, Punishment, Restorative Justice, Risk, Security, Surveillance, Terrorism, Transnational crime, Victimology, Violence.

75.95 (M)

Criminal and Justice

Navitas College of Public Safety
(M) - Melbourne

Abnormal Psychology, Case Management, Corporate Crime, Corrections, Criminal Law, Criminology, Drugs and Crime, Ethics, Forensic Psychology, Indigenous Studies, International Criminal Justice, Investigations, Legal Process, Mental Health, Police Studies, Sentencing, Terrorism and Society, Transnational Crime, Victimology, Youth Justice.

n/a (M)

Criminal Justice

RMIT University

(C) – City

 

Corrections, Crime prevention, Criminal justice administration, Criminology, Forensic investigation, Globalisation, Information security, International law, International studies, Judicial studies, Justice, Law (court processes), Law (criminal), Law (evidence), Legal studies, Management, Police administration, Police studies, Psychology, Youth justice.

n/a (C)

Criminology & Psychology

Corrections, Crime prevention, Criminal justice administration, Criminology, Customs, Forensic investigation, Forensic psychology, Global justice, Information security, Justice, Law (court processes), Law (criminal), Law (evidence), Law enforcement, Legal studies, Police studies, Psychological testing and assessment, Psychology, Psychology (cognitive), Psychology (developmental), Psychology (personality), Psychology (social), Psychopathology, Youth justice.

n/a (C)

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.

n/a (C)

Arts (major in Criminology)

Swinburne University

(H) – Hawthorn

 

*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.

80.00+ (H)*
60.00+ (H)

Health Sciences (major in Psychology and Forensic Science –

Applied statistics, Biomedical sciences, Health across the life span, Health communication, Neuroscience, Psychology and forensic science, Psychology and psychophysiology.

80.00+ (H)*
60.00+ (H)

Criminal Justice

Victoria University
(C) – City
(F) - Footscray

Community services, Community work, Crime prevention, Criminal justice, Criminal law, Criminology, Ethics, Gender studies, Law, Psychology, Sociology.

n/a (F)

Legal Services

Accounting, Administrative law, Business communication, Business law, Corporate law, Criminal law, Economics and finance, Employment law, Environmental law, Family law, Financial institutions law, Human resource management, Information systems, Insolvency law, Intellectual property, Interpersonal and business skills, Legal services, Marketing, Professional ethics, Tax law, Torts law.

n/a (C)(F)


Snapshot of RMIT University

·         One of Australia’s original educational institutions founded in 1887, RMIT University now has more than 80,000 students, including more than 12,000 at postgraduate level.

·         RMIT provides you with a range of education options, from an apprenticeship, traineeship or certificate, to an associate or bachelor degree, or a postgraduate degree by coursework or research - RMIT - Levels of Study

·         RMIT is regarded as a world leader in Art and Design; Architecture and the Built Environment; Engineering; Computer Science; and Business and Management Studies.

·         RMIT has a reputation for delivering innovative academic programs within stunning modern and historic buildings located in Melbourne’s CBD.  The New Academic Street project will transform the heart of the RMIT City campus creating laneways, gardens, new student spaces and better library facilities. 

·         RMIT University offers programs of study in 23 schools across three academic colleges - RMIT - Academic Colleges

·         RMIT has three Melbourne campuses, made up of vibrant student communities, modern learning and teaching facilities and open and informal social spaces - RMIT Campuses

·         RMIT engagement with industry has always been central to RMIT’s mission, and industry and enterprise is at the heart of every RMIT program - RMIT and Industry

·         RMIT has an innovative accelerator program, combining top students from across RMIT with innovative industry partners to solve real-world challenges - FastTrack Innovation Program at RMIT

·         Download a comprehensive list of undergraduate courses offered in 2017 at RMIT Undergraduate Courses in 2017

·         RMIT has a strong pathway program to courses providing students an opportunity to transfer from one RMIT program to another - RMIT and Recognised Pathway Courses and Student Experience Pathways

·         Information about student accommodation options for Melbourne City campus students and visitors can be found at RMIT Student Accommodation

·         RMIT makes sure its support services and networks help students to succeed at university and stay healthy and happy - RMIT Support Services


Dreaming of Flying?

Discover how you can make it happen at the Lilydale Flying School at the Flying School Open Day. Speak with pilots and instructors and discover career and recreation pathways in Aviation. You can find out about career pathways including air traffic control, air force and commercial pilot applications. Also included will be a BBQ, tours, speakers, displays, a women pilots forum, and competitions.

 

When: 12noon – 4pm, Saturday 30 April;

 

Where: 13 Macintyre Lane, Yering.

 

Information: www.yarravalleyaviation.com.au, info@yarravalleyaviation.com.au, Ph. 0418310587.


Connect With Deakin at Melbourne Knowledge Week

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University is hosting a number of free events during Knowledge Week – See www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/knowledgeweek for details of events and bookings. Some are in the city in school time, but parents may be interested to attend as well:

·         Building Startups the Silicon Valley Way, at Deakin Edge (Federation Square), 6:30 - 8pm 2 May, Free – book online;

·         Virtual Reality Lounge – MKW Festival Hub, 1000 Pound Bend, 361 Little Collins St, Melbourne,  10am-10pm, 2 May – 8 May; free, book online or drop in;

·         Life in the Cyber-Physical World, MKW Festival Hub, 6 - 7pm, 5 May; Free, book online

·         Seven Billion Reasons for Staying Cybersmart and Cybersafe – MKW Festival Hub, 12:10 - 12:55pm, 5 May; Free, book online

 

More information on Deakin events: sebe-mkw@deakin.edu.au


So You Want to be a Graphic Designer

Graphic Designers make visual communications for reproduction in print and electronic media (newspapers, books, magazines and websites). They also develop images for corporate use and advertising.

 

Qualifications can be gained from VET (TAFE) providers and at university.  Many Institutions offer Diplomas in Graphic Design (eg RMIT University, Box Hill Institute, Swinburne University, Victoria University) as do private providers like the Academy of Design Australia and Tractor Design.

 

University Graphic Design courses are often called Bachelor of Communication Design.  These are offered at Monash University, RMIT University and Swinburne University.  At Deakin, the course is called the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design).



Ms O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & 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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