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July 30

posted by Sue White

What a night!  We hope all who attended the SKC Careers Expo on Tuesday evening found the time spent with the representatives of the many institutions was informative.  From the level of noise in the Smith Hall, it seemed that students and parents alike received valuable information and resources to aid VCE subject selection and pathways following Year 12.  Thank you for supporting this event in such fabulous numbers.  Planning will now commence for the 2016 Careers Evening which will involve panels of speakers, including past students, reflecting on their pathways and careers to provide a different perspective on student choices.

 

Year 10 Careers Appointments will be complete at the end of this week.  Bookings are now open for Year 12 students (parents are welcome to attend) who are required to submit their VTAC applications for tertiary study prior to the end of Term 3.  Please encourage your Year 12 son to make book an appointment as soon as possible.

 

The next two Monday evenings provide Year 10 and Year 12 parents the opportunity to be informed about VCE subject selection and the tertiary application process respectively.  Year 10 students are expected to attend with their parents on Monday August 3.  The Year 12 VTAC Information Evening on Monday August 10 is for parents only.  Please put these important dates in your diaries.


Open Days THIS SUNDAY 10am to 4pm

Monash University Clayton & Caulfield Campuses

Swinburne University Hawthorn


Tax File Numbers

Any student will need at Tax File Number if he/she starts work (part-time and full-time) and all students planning on a tertiary education require one when they start.


Importantly, current Year 12 students are reminded that they cannot enrol in a CSP (Commonwealth Support Place) course at university without a Tax File Number, so it is worthwhile getting an application submitted early! 


Students must now apply for a TFN online and have their identity verified through an interview at a participating Australia Post office. 

 

To apply and also to find out about participating Post Offices, visit Tax File Numbers


Career in Audiology

Audiology is a health care profession involved in assessing, managing and rehabilitating hearing loss and balance disorders.  Audiology is a rapidly growing profession and qualified audiologists are in high demand both locally and internationally.  To become an audiologist students usually have to complete a bachelor degree in linguistics, physics, psychology, special education, speech pathology, science or a related discipline, followed by a graduate diploma and a master’s degree in audiology.   La Trobe University offers a Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Audiology with VCE requirements of Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.  The required ATAR for 2015 entry was 85.90. 


For more information on this program visit
Audiology at La Trobe


UMAT Preparation 2016

Students who will be taking the UMAT in 2016 may be interested in these UMAT preparation days run by the National Institute of Education. Melbourne sessions will be taking place in January, March and June 2016.

 

http://nie.edu.au/simulated-umat-day-workshop  


The University of Melbourne Quick Facts

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

·         According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014 – 2015, the University of Melbourne is ranked No. 1 in Australia, and No. 33 in the world

·         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 11 undergraduate degrees and 270 graduate courses -  Courses at UoM

·         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


Academy of Design Open Day 2015

Come and chat with real students, staff and alumni about our unique Bachelor of Design Arts degree. 

 


  • Communication Design
  • Fashion & Costume Design
  • Filmmaking & Photography
  • Graphic & Digital Design
  • Visual Arts


 

Date:         Sunday 9 August 2015

Time:         9am – 5pm

Venue:       220 Ingles Street in Port Melbourne

 

Find out more at Academy of Design 


Macleay College Information Evenings

6th August, 6pm – 7pm

24th September, 6pm – 7pm

Level 1, 55 Swanston St, Melbourne

 

Macleay offers courses in advertising, business, journalism, marketing, real estate, tourism and more.

These information evenings will give you a chance to find out everything you need to know about studying at Macleay, as well as tour the new city campus.

 

https://macleay.edu.au/campaign/mlb-info-evenings


SAE Creative Media Institute Open Day

Saturday 8th August, 11am - 3pm@ 235 Normanby Road, South Melbourne.

 

Thinking about a career in Animation, Audio, Design, Film or Games? Visit the SAE campus to check out the facilities, and take in course presentations and live studio demonstrations. There will also be opportunities to chat with staff and current students to get your questions answered.

 

http://sae.edu.au/news-and-events/events/melbourne-campus-open-day-august-8-2015/?date=2015-08-08&id=558


Medical Imaging Courses in Victoria
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 four specialised medical imaging areas detailed in the Job Guide:

Nuclear Medicine Technology
Radiation Therapy
Medical Imaging Technology
Sonographer (Ultrasound) and Sonographer Brochure

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

2015 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

CQU (Melbourne)

Medical Sonography

None, although recommended English, Maths & Physics

n/a

Deakin University

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.

 

Monash University

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.

RC- selection based on the ATAR and interview (some students)

RMIT University

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..

RC – selection based on the ATAR and supplementary form

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.

RC – selection based on the ATAR and supplementary form

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.

RC – selection based on the ATAR and supplementary form

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


News from Monash University

Ø  Update from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Interviews for Medicine, Physiotherapy, Radiography & Medical Imaging will be held from 5 – 8 January 2016.  Students are reminded that to be considered for these courses, they must make their VTAC application by 30 September 2015.  These courses cannot be added to an applicant’s preference list after this date, due to the interview requirements. 

 

Please note however that as long as a student has at least one of the MBBS codes on their preference list by close of timely applications, they can add other MBBS codes after this time.

Courses that must be listed on VTAC by 30 September 2015 are:

·         Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (Honours)

·         Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

·         Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours)


Interview guidelines

1.   Applicants eligible for Medicine will be required to undertake an 8 station Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).

2.   Applicants eligible for Physiotherapy and Radiography and Medical Imaging will be required to undertake a 4 station MMI.

3.   Applicants who have included MBBS as well as Physiotherapy and/or Radiography on their preference list, and who are eligible for all, will be invited to attend an 8 station MMI.  Their MMI result will then be adjusted for the purposes of selection for Physiotherapy and/or Radiography.

4.   Applicants should only be invited to attend one interview.

 

Visit Monash - Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences for more on courses offered through the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

 

Ø  New Faculty of Science Website

The newly launched Future Students section of the Faculty of Science website is a great way for students to find out instantly what makes studying Science at Monash so special and distinctive.  From ‘10 facts that make us great’ and an exploration of undergraduate course options, to postgraduate study options and a snapshot of campus life, the faculty aims to give prospective students a clearer understanding of why it makes sense for them to apply to Monash to study Science. 

 

Find out more at Science at Monash

 

Ø  Pharmacy Magazine goes Digital!

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has launched its digital magazine, Alchemy.  As well as stories and commentary on the education and research at Australia’s leading pharmacy school, the digital magazine allows readers to learn more about the Faculty through interviews and video. 

 

View Alchemy here!


The University of Otago Quick Facts

·         Founded in 1869, the University of Otago is the oldest university in New Zealand

·         The University of Otago has campuses in 5 main centres throughout New Zealand, with its main campus situated in Dunedin.  Dunedin is a coastal city situated in the southern part of the South Island - Campuses

·         The University of Otago has four Academic Divisions and students have the option to study courses in any of these departments:
Humanities
Science
Business
Health Sciences

·         The Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) is a foundation year for the five professional programmes: dentistry, medical laboratory science, medicine, pharmacy and physiotherapy. It is also an excellent way to begin a degree in biomedical science or any of the broad range of biological sciences at Otago - HSFY

·         Students join a diverse population of well over 20,000 students from around New Zealand and more than 90 nations around the world

·         The University has 15 well-appointed and friendly residential colleges - Residential Colleges

·         Of particular significance to Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia is that these students study as domestic students while in New Zealand, meaning that Australian citizens and permanent residents pay the same fees as New Zealand citizens*

·         For further information about the fees of various courses, visit Study Fees

·         Minimum ATAR of 74 is required for consideration for entry


*While Australian citizens and permanent residents pay domestic fees when studying at a New Zealand university, they are subjected to a three-year stand-down period, meaning they will have to live in New Zealand for at least three years and be an ordinary resident in New Zealand before they will be eligible for a New Zealand Student Loan – visit www.studylink.govt.nz for more information.

 

To find out more about studying at the University of Otago, visit University of Otago and particularly Prospective Australian Students


Study In NSW – All About UAC

Students interested in studying at a university in New South Wales should find out information about the interstate application process.

 

http://www.uac.edu.au/documents/publications/year11-12-booklet.pdf


LEAP Advanced Engineering Workshop: Engineering Link Project

29th & 29th September, 9am – 4pm at La Trobe University, Bundoora

 

This two-day workshop is running during the school holidays for Year 10, 11 and 12 students to explore different disciplines within Engineering, such as robotics, electrical, civil, aeronautical, mechanical and environmental.  Students need to be enrolled (or expecting to be enrolled) in Maths Methods to take part.  Expressions of interest are due by 14th August.

 

https://www.leap.vic.edu.au/activities/engineering/events/652-advanced-engineering-workshop

http://www.telg.com.au/engineering-link-in-victoria-in-september/


NIDA Courses and Experiences for Young People

NIDA offers a range of courses and experiences for young people across a variety of disciplines from introductory courses in Drama, Acting on Screen, Music Theatre and Public Speaking to the Young Actors Studio or Residencies for Young People aged 15-18 years.  Our courses run in conjunction with the school term and holidays in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and in other major capital cities and regional centres at selected times throughout the year.  There’s a course to suit all young people from the curious beginner to the young artist seeking pre-professional training.

 

(2016 full-time courses applications close 30th September 2015)

 

https://www.open.nida.edu.au/courses/Demographic/Young+People




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 23

posted 22 Jul 2015, 22:18 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 27.  Appointments should be made for August 3 onwards as this is when the online VTAC Tertiary Application system opens.

 

Final planning for the SKC Careers Expo is under way and we are hoping all Year 10, 11 and 12 students and parents take advantage of the opportunity to be in the Smith Hall between 5pm and 7pm on Tuesday July 28 to collect information, ask questions of the tertiary and pathway organisation representatives and, most of all, research potential pathways.  This event is a perfect precursor for the Tertiary Open Days which commence on Sunday August 2.


Forthcoming Open Days

·         Saturday 1 August – Monash (Peninsula campus)

·         Sunday 2 August – Deakin (Warrnambool); Monash (Caulfield & Clayton); Swinburne (Hawthorn)

·         Sunday 9 August – Australian Catholic University (ACU) (Fitzroy); Deakin (Geelong campuses); La Trobe (Bundoora); RMIT; William Angliss Institute

·         Sunday 16 August – Melbourne; Monash (Parkville – Pharmacy); La Trobe (Bendigo)

·         Sunday 23 August – Box Hill Institute; Deakin (Burwood); Victoria (Footscray)

·         Sunday 30 August – ACU (Ballarat); Federation (Ballarat & Gippsland)    

How To Get The Most Out Of Open Days

Don’t wander aimlessly….try the following:

 

·         Get an Open Day Guide eg from www.deakin.edu.au/opendaywww.openday.unimelb.edu.au, or http://destination.monash/open-day). Be there when relevant information sessions are on

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

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

·         Get a student perspective - speak to students studying courses which interest you

·         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 visiting a rural campus, especially if you think you won’t obtain a high enough ATAR for a metropolitan campus.  ATARs are often lower and they often offer more personal assistance, accommodation, and a lifestyle which will suit some students.

 

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.


Scholarships For Year 12 Students In 2016

All Year 12 students planning tertiary education in 2016 need to be aware of scholarship opportunities.  A good starting point to find out about them is go to the VTAC website (www.vtac.edu.au ) and search Scholarships at the top of the screen.  As you will see, you can apply for many of the available scholarships on the VTAC site, often awarded on the basis of your ATAR.  However, some scholarships require an actual application.  To find these, go the individual institution websites (eg www.rmit.edu.au/scholarships).  Many scholarships are offered on the basis of equity issues, not just because of academic performance.

A Scholarships brochure will be available for all Year 12 students early in August.


News From La Trobe University

Ø  Aspire – Early Admissions Program at La Trobe

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

 

·         A recommendation by the Principal (or their nominee)

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


Types of volunteering include

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

 

Key dates

Applications already open – 1 June 2015

Applications close - 31 August 2015

Notification of Outcome – from early September 2015

 

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

 

COURSE

ASPIRE ATAR

2015 ATAR

Audiology

70

Above 85

Clinical Prosthetics & Orthotics

70

Above 89

Dentistry

97

Above 99

Dietetics

85

Above 93

Exercise Physiology

60

Above 77

Law

70

Above 90

Law Double Degrees

70

Above 90

Midwifery

70

Above 84

Nursing

60

Above 70

Occupational Therapy

70

Above 83

Oral Health Science

60

Above 79

Orthoptics

70

Above 88

Physiotherapy

90

Above 97

Podiatry

60

Above 70

Speech Pathology

85

Above 86


Ø  Hallmark Program

The La Trobe Hallmark Program is an elite program for high achieving students who are passionate about learning and research. 

The program can kick-start students' careers in research by providing them 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.

Students are also given the opportunity to develop their personal, academic and professional skills through a range of activities within La Trobe, through projects with Hallmark participants, university partners and the broader community.

Applications are open for compatible courses with successful students awarded a scholarship of $10,500 over four years.

Come along to an information session on Open Day to find out more, or check out how to apply online.


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

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

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

Students are encouraged to
start gathering their required documentation now to submit with along their application.  Failure to meet all the requirements for the EAP will result in not being considered for the program.   To find out more and/or to apply, visit Early Achievers' Program


Useful Websites

Ø  Zoom In

Zoom In is a new online guide directed at Melbourne high school students, providing advice and useful links about school, university, finding a job, managing money, and your rights at work.

http://www.zoomin.org.au/


Ø  Grow Careers

This website provides career information and useful links for students, including information about uni, TAFE, getting a job, and advice on how to make career decisions.

http://www.growcareers.com.au/

Year 10 Student’s Tertiary Entry 2018

Information regarding tertiary entry for 2018 is now available on the VTAC website (look for VICTER 2018 in Publications); some of this information was in the Herald Sun on Tues 21 July.  All of the information is in the publication provided to Year 10 families in their interviews this year.


Career Pathways in Civil Engineering Session

Monday 3rd August, 4:30pm – 6pm @ 21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

This session run by Engineers Australia provides personal journeys from recent graduates about their civil engineering careers. They will share information about what their job involves and what projects they have worked on.

 

RSVP before 31st July.

 

Contact: Jeanine Howton: 03 9321 1740 or jhowton@engineersaustralia.org.au

https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/events/career-pathways-civil-engineering-personal-journeys-recent-graduates


Nursing and Midwifery Information Sessions
The School of Nursing & Midwifery invites students to attend an Information Session to learn more about its nursing degrees.

Date:           Wednesday 22 July 2015
Time:           6pm – 8pm
Venue:         Building BC, Burwood Corporate Centre, Level 2, Burwood Campus

OR


Date:              Saturday 25 July 2015
Time:              2:30pm – 4:30pm

Venue:           Building BC, The Point, Level 1, Burwood Campus
                          
Registration is essential and to do so, students should email nursinfo@deakin.edu.au or call (03) 9244 6032 to advise which session you plan to attend.  The venue for both sessions can be found at Deakin Burwood Campus Map


To find out more about nursing courses at Deakin, visit Nursing & Midwifery at Deakin


News from Monash University

Ø  ‘At Monash Seminar Series’ 2015

The annual At Monash Seminar Series’ continues into this term!  These seminars provide Year 11 and 12 students and parents with an insight into the courses and career options within discipline areas.  The seminars are presented by academics in conjunction with current university students and graduates, and are held in various locations across the Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses.  Seminars with the same title have the same program. 

 

DATE

EVENT

CAMPUS

Tuesday 18 August

Theatre, Performance and Music

Clayton

Thursday 27 August

Science

Clayton

Tuesday 1 September

Teaching (education courses offered at the Clayton Campus)

Clayton

Thursday 3 September

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

Berwick

Tuesday 8 September

Teaching (education courses offered at the Peninsula Campus)

Peninsula

Thursday 17 September

Engineering

Clayton


All seminars commence at 6.30pm and finish at 8.00pm.  Seminars with the same title will have the same program.  Exact venue details are available online!  Registrations are essential and can be completed online at
At Monash  For more information call 1800 Monash.

   Ø  Relevant Statistics

Relevant Statistics

In the 2014-15 period, first preference applications for Monash increased by 3.5% (in a period of less VTAC applications overall). Monash ‘Guarantee’ and Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) places went up by 26.3%. 

Ø  What Is The Monash Guarantee?

The Monash Guarantee can provide a student with a course even if their ATAR is below the 2015 clearly-in.   Students who are financially disadvantaged, Indigenous Australians or completing Year 12 at a Monash under-represented school could be eligible for a guaranteed place at Monash – even if their ATAR is below the clearly-in.

The Monash Guarantee is available for a range of identified courses, across all faculties at Monash.   For eligible students who have met all course prerequisites and extra requirements, the Monash Guarantee provides:

 

ü  a guaranteed offer for courses where selection is based on ATAR only
Monash Guarantee - ATAR-based Selection

ü  a guaranteed offer in courses based on a selection of criteria in addition to the ATAR
Monash Guarantee - Selection Criteria  

ü  a reserved place for eligible students and offers will be made to those students whose combined results, across a range of criteria, is strongest
Monash Guarantee - Reserved Places 

 

Students who are admitted through the Monash Guarantee with an achieved ATAR 90+ OR are an Indigenous student offered a Monash Scholarship for Exceptional Achievement OR a Monash Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement, will be invited to join the Vice-Chancellor's Access Monash Scholars (VCAMS) program, which includes a $1000 UniStart bursary.  To find out more including details on applying, visit Monash Guarantee

Ø  Future Burger

Future Burger.  A burger from the future, while you think about yours.
The Faculty of Information Technology is setting up a campaign that encompasses all things around IT and EngineeringHow technology is engrained into all parts of our lives and how we strive to make things work better or more efficiently.  Or perhaps, make us have to move around less!

Students will be given the chance to receive a super tasty Mr. Burger and fries, delivered straight to them by a drone at the Open Day.  Students are encouraged to register for this exciting experience at Future Burger.

 

Berwick Campus

Monsh Berwick is having a Careers and Education Festival, 4 - 8pm, Wednesday 29 July.  Monash is examining how it can offer higher education in the south-east of Melbourne. It is expected that this will involve the Monash Berwick Campus, but for 2016 it will be ‘business as usual’ there.  It’s hoped that extra courses will be offered at the campus soon.  The only immediate change is that Nursing will be consolidated at Clayton and Peninsula and as a result, first year nursing will not be offered at Berwick in 2016. 


Sports Scholarships

Elite athletes are able to apply for scholarships at Monash. You need to apply for your course in the usual way through VTAC, and then to TeamMONASH for your scholarship. These scholarships are not applied for through the VTAC scholarship application process. See: www.monash.edu/teammonash.  

 

New Double Degrees In Design At Caulfield

From 2016 Monash will offer double degrees in Design and Business, Design and Information Technology, and Engineering and Industrial Design. Double degrees allow you to study broader areas than a single degree, in less time than it takes to do them separately. They can improve career options as well. Many students study overseas for part of their degree. The Monash campus at Prato in Italy, is a popular option for design. Applicants for design courses apply for courses through VTAC (www.vtac.edu.au) as usual (from 3 August), but must contact MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture) via their website for an interview as well (www.monash.edu/mada). Most Monash staff at Monash work in industry – a big plus for students.

 

Nutrition And Dietetics

From 2016, Dietetics will be a Masters qualification at Monash. The most direct pathway into the Masters degree will be after completing the Bachelor of Nutrition Science at Monash. It will not be possible to study dietetics as an undergraduate degree – the same as at Deakin. The Bachelor of Nutrition Science Scholars program is offered for VCE high achievers. These students are guaranteed a place in the Masters program so long as they maintain at least a credit average.  If you complete the B. Nutrition Science at Monash, the Masters will take 18 months. For those coming from another degree it will take two years.  See: www.daa.asn.au for information about being a Dietitian. 


Ø  DoTS and DoHE at Monash

The Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS) offers an alternative entry pathway to Monash should students not meet the requirements for direct entry into a range of Monash bachelor degrees.  DoTS is equivalent to first year of a university undergraduate degree, and students can enter directly into second year of destination Monash degrees upon successful completion of the Diploma.

The one year program lets students begin studying towards their Monash degree from day one and is currently offered at our Berwick and Peninsula campuses.  When students apply for DoTS, they will select a preferred stream from Business, Education or Nursing.  It is this stream that forms the first year of their degree, and determines the Monash destination degree they can pathway into.

To apply for DoTS, students will need to have completed either Year 12 with an ATAR of at least 50, and must also have met the relevant English prerequisite and complete a supplementary form.

Students interested in studying science, mathematics or related areas, might like to consider the Diploma of Higher Education (DoHE), currently offered at the Clayton campus, and which provides an alternative entry pathway into an undergraduate course in these areas.  Like the DoTS program, this program also lets students begin studying towards their Monash degree from day one.  Students will be introduced to a broad range of science fields by completing a sequence of study in two of the following areas: Biological Science, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics and Physics.  This will allow students gain a foundation in key scientific principles while determining their future major area of study. 

All important details about both the DoTS and DoHE including prerequisite information can be found on at DoTS and DoHE

Ø  Business Open House

Monash will be offering students the opportunity to be one of the first to visit its new city location at the Business Open House.

Date:           Sunday 9 August 2015
Time:           11am – 3pm
Location:     
271 Collins Street in Melbourne

Find out more by visiting Business Open House


Experience The Outdoors

Experience what it is like to be an Outdoor and Environmental Education student at La Trobe in the next holidays.  The 5-day program, for Year 10 - 12 students, offers either climbing and bushwalking or paddling and bushwalking.

 

When: 28 September - 2 October;

 

Where: Begins at Bendigo campus;

 

Cost: $100;

 

Information: www.latrobe.edu.au;

 

Search - Experience the Outdoors.


What Are Apprenticeships And Traineeships?

An apprenticeship or traineeship is a pathway to skilled employment and further training opportunities. They can be undertaken on a full or part-time basis and can be used as a stepping stone to a career in one of 500 occupations across a wide range of industries. To do an apprenticeship/traineeship you must have a job. Apprentices/trainees learn industry skills by combining paid work with training through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The training leads to a vocational qualification, ranging from a Certificate I to an Advanced Diploma level, and is recognised throughout Australia.

 

Find out more: www.education.vic.gov.au/training/employers/apprentices/Pages/default.aspx. Also see: www.grouptraining.com.au


Want To Join The Air Force Cadets?

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

 

Their Aims are to:

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

 

They are currently recruiting for Semester 2 and have an excellent opportunity for interested students, and their parents to come and see the range of activities cadets do at their Recruit Information Night, which will be conducted on  Monday the 20th of July between 6:30 and 8pm at Labuan Barracks, 67 Royal Avenue Sandringham.

 

Students who are unable to attend are more than welcome to visit during Parade Nights which are held on Monday evenings between 6:30pm & 9:30pm at Labuan Barracks, 67 Royal Avenue Sandringham.

 

More information is available from the Australian Air Force Cadets website at www.aafc.org.au.


News from Box Hill Institute

Ø  Courses offered at the City Campus

The Box Hill Institute City Campus is conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD with easy access to public transport, eateries and shops.  As well as delivering hundreds of short courses across a range of interest areas, the city campus offers a number of accredited courses with more being added all the time.  Courses range from Animal Studies, Art & Design, and Business to Tourism and Warehousing.  Find out more at BHI Courses at City Campus

 

Ø  Creative Arts Information Sessions

BHI will host a few Information Sessions on Wednesday 2 September, commencing at 7:30pm.  These Information Sessions will be about the creative arts courses on offer.  These include –

 

 

ü  Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

ü  Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology, Bachelor of Fashion and Bachelor of Fashion Merchandising

ü  Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Event

ü  Certificate IV in Music, Diploma of Music and Diploma of Sound Production

ü  Bachelors of Applied Music – Performance, Composition and Audio Production.

ü  Bachelor of Applied Music in Performance, Bachelor of Applied Music in Composition, Bachelor of

ü  Applied Music in Audio Production & Master of Music (Contemporary Practice)

ü  Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry & Master of International Music Business


To find out more about creative arts courses visit BHI Creative Arts Courses



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 16

posted 15 Jul 2015, 18:49 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.  For those who would like to attend a “one stop shop”, the SKC Careers Expo is on Tuesday 28th July from 5pm to 7pm in the Smith Hall.  Years 10 to 12 students and parents are encouraged to attend and speak with tertiary institutions, TAFEs and private providers about courses, GAP Years, interstate or overseas study and pathways into the Defence Force.  For those unable to attend on this night, the Herald Sun Careers Expo is being held on the weekend of 24th to 26th July for which we have some free tickets in the Careers Department.

 

The VTAC Guide 2016 provides Year 12 students with a reference on all courses in Victoria.  This will be available on the VTAC website shortly and in Newsagencies.  Additional research will be necessary on the VTAC or tertiary websites to determine eligibility and further requirements.  We will commence seeing Year 12 students for tertiary preference advice from Week 4 in earnest.  Year 10 families who have not yet booked an appointment to discuss DAT 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 21.  The VICTER supplement which outlines tertiary requirements for all courses in Victoria in 2018 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 6.  Students will receive valuable advice about the VCE, VET programs and subject selection.  This year we are fortunate to have Mr David Verdugo presenting the 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 relevant for the decision making process ahead.


Defence Force Academy Roadshow

Defence Force Recruiting would like to take this opportunity to invite students and their families to the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Roadshow.

Vanessa Dawson the ADFA Student Recruitment Officer will be visiting Melbourne to host an information night at the Defence Force Recruiting Centre. This evening will provide you with an overview of life at ADFA, details about University of New South Wales (UNSW) and also an explanation of the recruitment process. There will be time at the end of the session for one-on-one questions.

The session is open to Students from Years 10-12 and their parents.


Date: Thursday 23rd July

Time: 6pm start, with light refreshments available from 5:30pm

Location: Level 2, 501 Swanston St, Melbourne

Dress: Smart Casual (no denim)

RSVP: Friday 17th July

Phone: 03 8633 5054

Email: CPTVIC@dfr.com.au


There are limited positions available for this session so reservations are essential.

Please email your RSVP to CPTVIC@dfr.com.au by Friday 17th July 2015.


Introducing Deakin College

Deakin College (formerly known as MIBT) is a direct pathway to Deakin University, providing students with the experience that supports successful transition to further studies at the University.  Deakin College delivers:

·         innovative teaching and learning

·         a positive student experience

·         engagement with digital learning technologies

 

Deakin College offers:

·         Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation Program which leads into Deakin College Diplomas or selected 1st year degree programs at Deakin University.

·         Diploma programs in Commerce, Computing, Engineering, Health Sciences, Management, Media and Communication, and Science which lead into second year Bachelor degrees at Deakin University.

 

Deakin College courses are conducted on three Deakin University campuses in Victoria: Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus and Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.  Being located on campus enables students to access and enjoy all facilities and services, creating a smoother transition to their degree at Deakin. 

 

Find out more by browsing Deakin College


Melbourne Careers Expo 2015

Students are encouraged to attend the Melbourne Career Expo where there will be an opportunity to speak to a number of representatives from tertiary institutions all over Australia, as well as participate in the ‘hands on’ Skills Industry Hub if keen.

 

Date:              Friday 24 – Sunday 26 July 2015                      

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

Location:       Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Clarendon Street in Southbank

 

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

Families are reminded of our own SKC Careers Expo on Tuesday July 28th from 5pm to 7pm which will allow students to talk with tertiary representatives and others in Smith Hall.

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


VTAC Guide 2016

The VTAC Guide 2016, with its complete course listings, including selection criteria and application process will soon be available as an eGuide.  It will be available through Apple iBooks and Google Play Books in late July for an introductory price of $4.99, full details are soon to be available at www.vtac.edu.auThe eGuide contains all the necessary information for applying for courses in all Victorian universities and TAFE institutes as well as a large number of private tertiary providers.  A condensed hardcopy of the VTAC Guide 2016 outlining the application process and course listings will be available in newsagencies no later than the beginning of August at a cost of $12.00.   A number of reference copies of hardcopy VTAC Guides will soon be available in the Careers Centre, but it is suggested that all Year 12 students purchase their own eGuide.


News from Bond University

Ø  Reminder: Bond Scholarships

It is important to note that applications for the 2016 Scholarship Program for Year 12 students close on 31 July 2015.  Visit www.bond.edu.au/scholarships

 

Ø  Reminder: Biomedicine and Medicine Information Evening

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

Date:              Tuesday 18 August 2015

Time:              6pm – 8pm

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

 

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


Business Courses at Victoria University
Whether you are interested in accounting, finance, human resources, logistics, supply chain management or even music industry management, we have some of Australia's largest and most progressive business courses on offer.  Our MBA has even been ranked top three in Australia and eighth in the global Top 20 MBA by London-based CEO magazine. 


Victoria University has a large, internationally active business school in Australia.  With course specialisations including accounting, banking and finance, human resource management, logistics, information systems management, marketing, international trade, tourism, events, and many more, it aims to help students open the door to their future career.

Through its strong industry links, workplace learning specialist professional development units, and industry-expert teachers, VU ensures student graduates are job-ready.

 

The Centre for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) coordinates workplace learning in two areas to help Business students prepare for employment:

  • Cooperative education or 'Co-op' offers a year of paid, full-time employment as the third year of a four-year business degree. Students undertake a preparation program during the second year of study, and enter the workplace the following year.

  • Business Integrated Learning (BIL) recognises industry-based experiences such as relevant project work, part-time employment, a holiday job or even voluntary work undertaken while completing your qualifications in all Business courses (except Hospitality and Tourism Management, where Co-operative Education is a requirement).

 

Browse Business at VU for more information!


The Australian Mining Industry Story

“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!  


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


For more details about these courses, their exact prerequisites, their majors and other double degrees*** they might be linked to, visit VTAC.

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE

ATAR 2015

ACU

Teaching/Arts (Humanities)

59.35 (M)

Teaching/Arts (Mathematics)*

73.00 (M)

Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts)

60.60 (M)

CHARLES STURT

Education (K-12)

70.00 (AW)

Outdoor Education

70.00 (AW)

DEAKIN

Teaching (Science)/Science*

61.20 (M)

Teaching (Secondary)/Arts*

60.00 (M)

FEDERATION

Education (P – 10)

34.25 (MiT)

n/a (Ba)

Arts/Education

41.55 (Ba)

Science/Education*

77.00 (Ba)

LA TROBE

Education

50.40 (B)

50.85 (Mi)

Teaching (Outreach and Community Education)

61.25 (M)

Teaching (Secondary)

62.90 (M)

MONASH

Education (Honours) (Primary and Secondary)

75.40 (Be)

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

75.65 (P)

Education (Honours) (Primary and Secondary Special Ed)

n/a (Be)

Education (Honours) (Secondary Health & PE)

75.20 (P)

Education (Honours) (Secondary)/Arts

85.05 (C)

Education (Honours) (Secondary)/Commerce*

n/a (C)

Education (Honours) (Secondary)/Music

R.C. (C)

Education (Honours) (Secondary)/Science*

85.45 (C)

Education (Honours) (Secondary)/Visual Arts*

n/a (C)

RMIT

Health and Physical Education*

75.50 (Bu)

SWINBURNE

Education (Secondary)*

70.00 (H)

 

Education (Secondary)/Arts*

70.05 (H)

 

Education (Secondary)/Business*

71.00 (H)

 

Education (Secondary)/Science*

71.00 (H)

VU

Education (Prep-Year 12)***

56.00 (FP)

 

 

 

M – Melbourne campus, G – Geelong Waurn Ponds campus, Gi – Gippsland campus, C – Clayton campus, Be – Berwick campus, AW – Albury-Wodonga campus, B – Bendigo campus, Ba – Ballarat, MiT – Melbourne Institute of Technology, W – Waverley campus, Mi – Mildura, P – Peninsula campus, Br – Brunswick campus, Bu – Bundoora campus, H – Hawthorn campus, St A – St Albans campus, FP – Footscray Park


Open Days 2015

                      INSTITUTION

DATE

TIME

CONTACT DETAILS

Australian Catholic University

Melbourne Campus

Ballarat Campus

 

Sun 9 August

Sun 30 August

 

10am – 4pm

10am – 3pm

1300 ASK ACU

Email: opendayvic@acu.edu.au

www.acu.edu.au/openday

Australian National University

 

Sat 29 August

 

10am – 4pm

http://www.anu.edu.au/study/events/anu-open-day-2015 

Bond University

 

 

Sat 25 July

 

2pm – 8pm

1800 074 074

https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/see-yourself/open-day-bond-university

Box Hill Institute

 

Sun 23 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 269 445

www.boxhillinstitute.edu.au

Central Queensland University (Melbourne)

 

Thurs 13  August

 

2pm – 6pm

https://www.cqu.edu.au/calendar/event-items/graduation/melbourne-open-day?SQ_CALENDAR_DATE=2015-08-13

Chisholm Institute

 

Sat 22 August

 

11am – 3pm

 

http://www.chisholm.edu.au/open

Deakin University & MIBT

Warrnambool Campus

Geelong Campus (Waurn Ponds & Waterfront)

Melbourne (Burwood) Campus

 

Sun 2 August

Sun 9 August

Sun 23 August

 

10am – 3pm

9am – 3pm

9am – 4pm

1800 334 733

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

Federation University of Australia

Mount Helen Campus; SMB

 

Sun 30 August

 

10am – 3pm

1800 333 864

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

Holmesglen Institute

Open Thursday’s – all campuses

16 July

13 August

17 September

22 October

19 November

10am – 6.30pm

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

 

JMC Academy

 

Sat 22 August

 

10.30am – 3.00pm

1300 410 311

http://www.jmcacademy.edu.au/events/open-days/register-for-our-next-open-day-2015.aspx

La Trobe University & La Trobe Melbourne

Shepparton Campus

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus

Bendigo Campus

Mildura Campus

Albury-Wodonga Campus

 

Fri 7 August

Sun 9 August

Sun 16 August

Sun 19 August

Fri 28 August

 

4pm – 7pm

10am – 4pm

10am – 3pm

3.30pm – 7.30pm

4pm – 7pm

1300 135 045

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

Monash University

Berwick Open House
Peninsula Campus

Clayton & Caulfield Campuses

Parkville Campus (Pharmacy Focus)

 

Wed 29 July

Sat 1 August

Sun 2 August
Sun 16 August

 

4pm – 8pm

10am – 4pm

10am – 4pm
10am – 4pm

1800 666 274

www.monash.edu.au/openday

RMIT

City, Bundoora & Brunswick Campuses

 

Sun 9 August

 

10am – 4pm

9925 2260

www.rmit.edu.au/openday

Swinburne University

Hawthorn

 

Sun 2 August

 

10am – 4pm

1300 275 794

www.swinburne.edu.au/openday

University of Melbourne

Parkville & Southbank Campuses

 

 

Burnley Campus

 

Sun 16 August

 

 

Sat 5 September

 

9am – 4pm

 

 

10am – 2pm

1800 801 662

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

 

 

 

 

Victoria University

Footscray Park campus

 

Sun 23 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 VIC UNI

www.vu.edu.au/open-day

William Angliss Institute of TAFE

 

Sun 9 August

 

10am – 4pm

1300 ANGLISS

http://www.angliss.edu.au



Getting The Most Out Of An Open Day

Most institutional Open Days are held in late July and August (see above page for Open Day dates). However, you are more than welcome to contact an institution to arrange a visit any time.

What happens on an Open Day?

On Open Day you can visit an institution when it’s at its best. Everyone is there – academics, lecturers, current students and information officers. More importantly, you can talk with academics, lecturers and current students about what certain courses are actually like, and what is required to get into them.

Who should attend an Open Day?

Anyone who is considering studying at a tertiary level in the next few years should attend.

Why should you attend an Open Day?

Apart from the opportunity to obtain course information there are many other reasons why attending an Open Day is a good idea:

·          You are going to feel more comfortable arriving at a university or TAFE institute on the first day of classes if you have been there before.

·          What is really involved in the course or courses you are interested in?

·          If you have to move away from home, where are you going to live?

·          Will you be happier studying in a large metropolitan institution or a smaller, perhaps rural institution?

·          What does the place ‘feel’ like? Is it a bustling environment with lots of activity or a quieter, more relaxed campus set in landscaped grounds?

·          How are you going to get there? Is it close to public transport or should you start saving now for a car?

If you don’t know the answers to any of these questions, then you should attend an Open Day!

 

How to make the best of Open Days

To make your Open Day visits fun and informative, here are some pointers:

·          Write down a list of questions you would like to ask about particular courses

·          Be there early. Crowds tend to develop as the day progresses

·          On arrival, get a map from a central point and ask for directions to the relevant faculties or schools

·          Ask questions!

·          Don’t spend the day collecting printed information only. Use the opportunity to speak directly with academics before applications close

·          Introduce yourself to selection officers if you feel it is appropriate, but don’t be pushy

·          Check out the residential colleges, if available. After all, it is you that will be living there.

·          Walk around the campus. Have a good look! See what sporting facilities and other services are available.

·          Enjoy the visit!





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 18

posted 17 Jun 2015, 23:23 by Sue White

What an amazing week it has been at St Kevin’s this week in terms of opportunities for students participate in information and educational sessions related to pathways and employment.  Tuesday we were very fortunate to have a past student come and address the students interested in IT pathways at lunch time.  Toan is off to work with Microsoft in the US and shared his passion for IT careers with the boys.  Wednesday afternoon a visiting Professor from Swinburne University addressed approximately 25 students from Years 10 to 12 on the topic of Innovation Management, the power of creative thinking and developing a sense of empowerment in personal quests for learning.  Immediately after school 15 Year 12 students attended an Interview Skills Workshop to learn how to confidently approach forthcoming course, scholarship and employment interviews.  Finally, on Thursday after school approximately 80 Year 12 students undertook their Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course in order to prepare themselves for employment in the hospitality industry which is very popular for part time employment income whilst studying at university.  It is wonderful to see students taking up all these opportunities, broadening their resumes and therefore separating themselves from other students in terms of tertiary institution and employer eyes.

 

We are excited to be hosting the SKC Careers Expo on Tuesday 28 July from 5pm to 7pm and, with approximately 25 representatives attending from Tertiary Institutions to GAP Year providers, we hope as many of the Years 10 to 12 students and parents can attend as possible.


Royal Victorian Aero Club Flying Scholarship 2015

Application forms are now available for the Royal Victorian Aero Club Scholarship 2015.  To obtain a form contact the Club on 8586 7777 or further information is available via the website www.rvac.com.au.


Included in the application process will be the completion of an Assessment Flight with a Royal Victorian Aero Club Flying Instructor at a cost of $160.  This flight is to assist in the assessment of the applicant's suitability for pilot training.


Applications close on August 14, 2015.


University of Melbourne JD Showcase

This one-day workshop is designed to give Year 11 and 12 students an interactive experience, combining sample law classes with information about Melbourne Law School and the JD degree. Expert teachers will hold master classes on legal issues that your students have always wanted to know more about.

Please note that as places are limited, we are unable to accommodate requests for parents to attend this event. 

Event details

Date: Tuesday 7 July 2015
Location: Melbourne Law School
Time: 9am-3pm
Cost: $20* (includes morning tea and lunch)

*Fee waivers are available for students experiencing financial need. 

Submitting an expression of interest is not registration for this event. Applications for expressions of interest close at noon on Monday 22 June. Notifications of the outcome will be sent by email on Wednesday 24 June.

 

Click here to submit an Expression of Interest to attend.

 


Ø 
Year 10 Independence DayNews from Monash University

This event will give Year 10 students a chance to discover their options at Monash and life at university.  Students will also learn about pathways, how to choose a course, finding inspiration, as well as participate in a large range of workshops presented by both current Monash students and Faculty staff.

 

Date:              Thursday 2 July 2015

Time:              11am – 3:30pm (light lunch provided)

Location:       Clayton Campus, Robert Blackwood Concert Hall, (Building 2, 49 Scenic Boulevard)

 

Registration is essential as this event is very popular.  To view the program, and to register, visit Year 10 Independence Day

 

Ø  Year 11 Inspiration Day

At the Year 11 day students will have the chance to learn the different course options at Monash and life at university.  Students will also learn about pathways, how to choose a course, finding inspiration, as well as participate in a large range of workshops presented by both current Monash students and Faculty staff.

 

Date:              Wednesday 8 July 2015

Time:              11am – 3:30pm (light lunch provided)

Location:       Caulfield Campus, Building H, Exhibition Space H1.16


Registration is essential as this event is very popular.  To view the program, and to register, visit Year 11 Inspiration Day


Ø  Pharmacy Open House

You can do all the research in the world, but nothing beats seeing it for yourself.  The Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University is hosting an Open House event in August and invites students to go along and learn about the courses, facilities; meet staff and students, and even get to speak with some ground breaking researchers. 

 

Date:           Sunday 16 August 2015
Time         10am – 3pm

Venue:         Monash Parkville Campus, 381 Royal Parade in Parkville

 

For more information or to register for regular updates, visit Pharmacy Open House


Snapshot of Australian Catholic University

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

·         There are over 33,000 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 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 will be introducing a number of new courses in 2016:

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Biomedical Science
 – for students interested in legal counsel regarding health issues

Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Business Administration
 – aimed at students interested in the business administration of health organisations, NGO’s

Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Applied Public Health
 – aimed at students interested in individual and 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 exercise science, nursing, education support -   ACUcom Courses and new in 2016 will be certificate and diploma courses in early childhood education so watch this space!


Clinical Exercise Physiology at Deakin University

Do you enjoy studying sport at school and want to make a career out of it?  Clinical exercise physiology could be the career for you!


Where physiotherapists assist people with movement disorders using techniques to assist muscles and joints to move to their full potential, clinical exercise physiologists use exercise to prevent and rehabilitate disease and injury in the community.  An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is formally recognised by the Department of Health and Ageing as an allied health professional, which means that they are able to deliver Medicare-compensable services. 

Deakin’s Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology aims to produce quality exercise physiologists who can use exercise to prevent and rehabilitate disease and injury in the community, and this course is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).


To be eligible to apply for the master’s program, students must be able to demonstrate eligibility for exercise scientist accreditation from ESSA, and provide evidence of 140 hours of exercise service delivery for apparently healthy clientele.   Students can achieve this by studying Deakin’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, undertaking the accredited exercise science - ESSA sequence. 


Students can hear more about studying Deakin’s Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology with this video
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology Video   

Students may also choose to browse Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology


Career as a Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists work in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, aged-care facilities, centres for the physically disabled, maternity hospitals, education and research. Some are self-employed but they often work as part of a team of health professionals. 
A useful website to browse is
Physiotherapy Board of Australia

 

A physiotherapist may perform the following tasks:

·         assess the physical condition of patients to diagnose problems and plan appropriate treatment

·         use a range of techniques to strengthen and stretch muscles and joints to improve patient mobility (such as massage, hydrotherapy, breathing and relaxation techniques)

·         perform spinal and joint mobilisation and manipulation

·         use equipment such as heat packs, exercise equipment, ice packs, ultrasound and electrotherapy to ease pain, reduce swelling and improve range of movement

·         re-train patients to walk or to use devices such as walking frames, splints, crutches and wheelchairs

·         educate patients, their families and the community to prevent injury and disability and to lead healthy lifestyles

                                                                                                                         Job Guide - Physiotherapist

In Victoria an undergraduate course in physiotherapy is currently offered at:

Charles Sturt University (Albury Wodonga)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Charles Sturt - Physiotherapy

La Trobe University (Albury Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton)
Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice
La Trobe Physiotherapy

Monash University (Peninsula Campus)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
Monash - Physiotherapy

Jobs related to physiotherapy and well worth reading up on are –

Chiropractor, Massage Therapist, Medical Practitioner, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Speech Pathologist and Sports Scientist

A very useful website to browse these and hundreds of other jobs is the Job Guide - Job Guide


Quick Facts about William Angliss Institute (WAI)

·         WAI has a campus in both Melbourne and Sydney, but also has joint-ventures with China, Singapore, 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 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 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


Business Degrees at Victorian Universities

Many students are keen on studying business degrees 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

VCE PREREQUISITES

MAJOR STUDIES

CQU

Business

n/a

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

CHARLES STURT

Business Studies

n/a

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

FEDERATION

Business
(Gippsland Campus)

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

Accounting, Economics, Finance and macroeconomics, Human resource management, Management, Marketing, Sports and event management.

Business
(Ballarat Campus)

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 20 in any English.

Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Tourism.

LA TROBE

Business

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

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

MONASH

Business

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

Accounting, Banking and finance, Business law, Business strategy, Econometrics, Economics, Human resource management, International business, Management, Marketing, Marketing and communication, Psychology (second major only), Sports management, Taxation.

RMIT

Business – Associate Degree

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

Accounting, Advertising, Commercial law, Economics, Entrepreneurship and innovation, Finance, Human resource management, International business, Management, Marketing, Public relations, Tourism management.

Business – Associate Degree

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

Accounting, Business law, Business planning, Human resources, Management, Marketing

VICTORIA

Business

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 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 at Victorian Universities

Students will note that in many cases the major studies offered in commerce degrees are similar to those offered in business degrees.  One difference between the two is often the maths prerequisite.
For a comprehensive list of all courses, their majors and double degrees on offer, visit VTAC

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE PREREQUISITES

MAJOR STUDIES

ACU

Commerce

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

Accounting, Accounting Law, Commercial Law, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Occupational Health Safety and Environment, Supply Chain Management.

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, E-business, 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 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 20 in any English.

Accounting, Economics, Finance, Law (business).

LA TROBE

Commerce

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

Accounting, Actuarial studies, Business modelling, Econometrics and business statistics, Economics, Finance, Financial and insurance mathematics, International commerce, Management studies, Marketing, Philosophy and politics, Sustainability.

CANBERRA *

Commerce

n/a

Accounting, Business Management, Human Resource Management.

MELBOURNE

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.

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

*Offered at Holmesglen Institute Chadstone Campus



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 11

posted 10 Jun 2015, 19:59 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 over-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 two 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 week 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

·         ‘At Monash’ SeminarsEngineering (Clayton), Thursday 15 July - Business and Economics (Collins St Melbourne); Information: 1800 666 274; Register: www.monash.edu/seminars.

·         Focus on University of Melbourne - Engineering 11 June, IT 11 June, Music 24 June, and VCA 25 June (most 6:30-8:30pm). Registration Essential: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/events.

·         Be You at VU – Find out about Victoria Universty on 8 July; Register/Information: www.vu.edu.au/be-you-at-vu.

·         Keeper/Vet for a Day – Healesville & Werribee Park; Information: www.zoo.org.au/education/careers-programs; Bookings: 1300 966 784. 

·         Discover Deakin - Get a taste of university life; When/Where: Tuesday 30 June at Burwood Campus & Wednesday 1 July at Geelong Waterfront Campus; Register: www.deakin.edu.au/discover-deakin.   

·         Experience ACU – Get a taste of life at ACU; When/Where: Monday 29 June (Melbourne campus, Fitzroy) & Tuesday 30 June (Ballarat campus); Register: www.acu.edu.au/uni-experience; Information: 1300 275 228. 

·         Experience La Trobe – Get to know the La Trobe community and be a university student for a day. When: 9 July (Bundoora); Register: www.latrobe.edu.au/experience.

·         UniExperience at Melbourne - Year 11 students (rural/border regions, first in their family for tertiary study, Indigenous Australian/Torres Strait Islander); 9-10 July; See http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au.

·         Science in the RMIT City Laboratoy Tours - see laboratories; Monday 29 June; Information/Registrationwww.rmit.edu.au/appliedsciences/discover.


Career as an IT Manager

According to the Job Guide, an Information Technology (IT) Manager plans, administers and reviews the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and telecommunications systems within organisations. The IT manager is often the most senior person in the IT department and in large organisations may be called the IT Director or Chief Information Officer.

 

An IT manager needs:

 

ü  aptitude for technical activities

ü  logical approach to the solution of problems

ü  able to work independently or as part of a team

ü  strong communication and negotiation skills

ü  willing to update knowledge as technology changes

ü  an interest in information technology and telecommunications

ü  the ability to lead and motivate

ü  problem-solving skills

ü  excellent written and presentation skills


Find out more by visiting
Job Guide - Information Technology


Victorian universities that offer specific undergraduate degrees in Information Technology include ACU, Charles Sturt, Deakin University, Federation University, La Trobe University, Monash University, RMIT, Swinburne University, and Victoria University

A comprehensive list of courses can be found at
VTAC


Have You Ever Thought Of Studying Surveying?

You are invited to participate in the Experience Surveying Day on Thursday the 9th of July.

Hosted by the Surveying Task Force and RMIT University, this unique 2 hour event provides a fantastic opportunity for students to do practical Surveying activities, using mathematics, with the help of fully qualified Surveyors.

They will take measurements using professional Surveying equipment, including turning angles to measure a triangle and the height of a landmark, then process the data using surveying software back at the field station.

To find out more, see this short video about the Experience Surveying Day event held in April last year.

When:          Thursday the 9th of July                

Time:           9:45am for 10am start.  12pm finish.

Where:        RMIT University Field Station, Yarra Bend Park, 201 Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield.

Transport:   Participants need to arrange their own transport to and from the venue. The nearest train station is Dennis, a 15 min walk away (1.8km).

This free event is open to Year 10-12 secondary students and school leavers considering Surveying as a career path.  Students will preferably have an interest and aptitude for Mathematics and IT, and will have or are planning on studying Maths Methods in VCE.

To register, simply have them send their contact details via return email or call 9326 8173 by Thursday 25th of June 2015


Bond University Open Day

Bond University exclusively invites guests travelling interstate for our 2015 Open Day to take advantage of our Student Experience Package.  Once you have made your way to the Gold Coast on Saturday, July 25th * this exclusive package includes:

- Complimentary accommodation at the Watermark Hotel for two guests (twin share)

- Coach transfer will leave Watermark Hotel at 12pm. Regular return coach transfers will commence from 6pm until 8pm.

- Exclusive lunch with students and parents from across the country hosted by the Managers for Schools and Community and hearing from current Bond University students, offering an insight into Student Life at Bond.

- Followed by complete access of our 2015 Bond University Open Day, an experience like no other, from 2pm – 6pm with a Live at Bond concert from 6pm - 8pm with a selection of Food Market stalls to choose from.

* It will be required to organise your own individual flights/transportation to the hotel venue. Please note that you are welcome to extend your visit to the Gold Coast, however any additional costs incurred by doing so will be at your own expense.

 

To assist you with your travel arrangements, please contact Campus Travel on 1300 724 349 or email danni.morrice@campustravel.com.au.


Three Ways to become a Teacher

At Monash University there are three different paths to becoming a qualified teacher.

 

1.    Undergraduate single degree – Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Students choosing this option start their education studies from day one.  They can focus on a single sector (e.g. primary) or gain a dual-sector qualification (e.g. early years and primary).

 

2.    Undergraduate double degree with Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Students choosing this option will combine their studies in education with a second course such as science or arts, to build a qualification that is as diverse as their interests. The two courses within a double degree are studied concurrently, so students graduate after four years with two degrees.

 

3.    Degree in another discipline followed by a Master of Teaching

If a student later decides that they want to pursue a career in teaching, they can study the two-year Master of Teaching after completion of an undergraduate degree. 

 

Visit Monash Education


News From ACU

Ø  Course News

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) has six campuses, two of which are in Victoria, in Melbourne (Fitzroy) and in Ballarat.  It has over 33,000 students nationally, with over 10,000 in Melbourne.  It offers higher education courses and VET courses (through ACUcom).

 

From 2016 a suite of new higher education degrees will be on offer.  The Bachelor of Biomedical Science will be offered not only as a single degree but in a double degree combination with one of the Bachelor Applied Public Health, Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Business Administration.  Students with broad interests will have the opportunity to study those interests, while potentially increasing career opportunities.

 

Also from 2016 the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree will be a pathway to the post graduate Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Masters in High Performance in Sport.  The former Bachelor of Sport and Health Science will be replaced with the Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science. This will be a pathway to the Masters in Teaching, or to the two Masters programs available from the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (above).   

 

As noted in a previous edition, ACU will offer the Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Ballarat campus in 2017.  Prerequisites are at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (to be confirmed).   NOTE: EAL refers to English as an Additional Language (this usually relates to international students).

 

Ø  ACU Early Achiever’s Program

ACU offers the Early Achiever’s Program (EAP), recognising that students have more to offer than academic results.  ACU will consider contributions made to the community through school or workplace, community organisations and cultural and/or religious groups.  

 

Applications open: Monday 19 August.

 

Additional Information: www.acu.edu.au/early-achievers.  


Ø  Passion for Business (P4B) Program

It's not about ATAR it is about your Passion for Business!  Do you have a passion for business?  Are you a current Year 12 student (domestic or international) studying a business related subject at school and want to gain an early competitive edge?  ACU believes passion and commitment to learning are important.  P4B is a guaranteed early entry program designed to nurture your learning passion and give you a step up in your future business career.

 

The benefits for successful applicants will be –

·         Guaranteed* entry into the ACU Business or Commerce course (as offered through QTAC, UAC or VTAC) of their choice (*subject to meeting minimum requirements of ATAR 55 and a pass in Year 12 English)

·         Receive an Early Offer from ACU in September, before ATARs are released and well ahead of the usual Tertiary Admission Centre offer dates, securing a place to study before VCE exams are completed

·         Access to the Business mentoring program and business seminars and workshops with links to industry, corporations and organisations, opportunities at state, national and international level

·         Access to the Student Leadership Professional Development Program; consolidation of professional skills, leadership, ethical and sustainable decision making and communication skills

·         Textbook Voucher: ALL Semester 1 textbooks provided free!

·         Invitation to the welcome to ACU P4B event, includes transitional support program (high school to university) conducted on campus

To apply, students must complete the P4B online application which closes on 31 August 2015.  Visit P4B Application to apply!


University of Canberra (UC) Portfolio Entry

The University of Canberra has expanded its portfolio entry program.  At UC it is felt that an ATAR is not the best reflection of a student and their ability to succeed in tertiary education.  

 
The Faculty of Arts & Design (FAD) provides alternative entry options for creative students wishing to undertake an undergraduate degree in any of the suite of Design or Creative Writing degrees.  A student’s creative flare may provide them with a suitable alternative to entry based on an ATAR score.  The Portfolio Entry pathway assesses a student’s ability to succeed in their chosen degree based on a portfolio of evidence and where required, an interview.


Find out more by browsing
Art and Design Portfolio Entry and viewing the following YouTube clip - Portfolio Entry YouTube Clip


News from La Trobe University

Ø  Folio Workshops

Every year Latrobe University holds 2 and 3 day folio preparation workshops to assist Year 11 & 12 students with their applications for entry into university courses such as Visual Arts, Fine Arts, Photography and Graphic Design.  These workshops will take place at the Bendigo campus during these upcoming holidays. 

 

Creative Arts Folio Preparation Workshop
On completion students will have the skills required to build an impressive professional portfolio, and be able to approach a university pre-selection interview with confidence.  The course is also packed with course specific interview tips and other valuable information to maximise chances of success.

Date:              Monday 29 – Tuesday 30 June 2015
Cost:               $185 (all materials supplied and meals included)


Free
supervised accommodation at Koolamurt Scout Camp, Retreat Road in Spring Gully (short distance from La Trobe University) is available with free return transport to the university.


To book visit
Creative Arts Folio Preparation Workshop or call (03) 5444 7969.  Please note there are limited places available for accommodation.  The final date for registration for the workshop is close of business Friday 26 June 2015.

 

Future Design - Graphic Design Folio Preparation Workshop
Aimed to equip Year 11 and 12 students with folio building techniques and interview sills, through two practical and theory based workshop days.  A third day provides a range of exciting industry design presentations, to inspire students and help define our creative industry.

 

Date:              Monday 29 June – Wednesday 1 July 2015
Cost:               $195
(all materials supplied and meals included)

 

Free supervised accommodation at Koolamurt Scout Camp, Retreat Road in Spring Gully (short distance from La Trobe University) is available with free return transport to the university.


To book visit Future Design Folio Preparation Workshop or call (03) 5444 7969.  Please note there are limited places available for accommodation.  The final date for registration for the workshop is close of business Friday 26 June 2015.

 

Ø  Physiotherapy – Pathways

If I don't get into the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice this year, what can I do to improve my chances of getting in next year? 

 

Students who are interested in a career in health should consider the other health professional courses available at La Trobe.  Enrolling in a La Trobe health course that offers the Core First Year subjects, students can apply for a transfer into second year Physiotherapy at the end of first year.  Transfers are dependent on available places, and selection is on academic merit.  At the end of 2013, 10 students were selected to transfer to 2nd Year Physiotherapy at Melbourne Campus, the lowest weighted average mark was 86.57%. 

 

Students who are studying at another University/Institution may apply to transfer into the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice.  For further details please refer to Information for Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy Practice transfer applicants.

 

Students who have unsuccessfully applied for an internal transfer, or have completed an undergraduate degree in Health may wish to consider the Graduate Entry Master program.  Browse Entry requirements for the Master of Physiotherapy Practice.


Ø  Early Offer ‘Aspire’ Program At La Trobe University

The Aspire program, launched in 2014, saw 1,100 students receive early offers for courses at La Trobe for 2015.  Many students work hard to make positive changes in their schools and communities through volunteering, and La Trobe wants to recognise these efforts.  La Trobe has announced a working partnership with the Country Fire Authority and the Duke of Edinburgh program.  These partnerships reflect the desire of La Trobe to collaborate with people and organisations that share the vision of making a positive difference, and will help recognise the impact students are making in their communities.

 

More information about the Aspire program can be found on the La Trobe website.

 

Online applications opened on Monday 1 June.

 

See: www.latrobe.edu.au and search Aspire program.


The National Product Design Engineering Challenge

Year 12 students who are interested in design and STEM (science technology, engineering, and mathematics) are invited to join the National Product Design Engineering Challenge.  The challenge asks students to re-imagine a plastic bottle or container so that it has an innovative secondary function.

 

Year 12 students who are studying (or have completed) English and Mathematical Methods (CAS) (or equivalent) are eligible to participate.

 

The competition closes 24 July 2015 and winners announced on 14 August 2015.

 

Students keen on finding out more about the Bachelor of Engineering (Product Design) (Honours) at Swinburne University should browse Engineering (Product Design)


Quick Facts about Victoria University (VU)

·         More than 45,000 students from around the world study at one of VU’s 10 campuses, with its largest one being Footscray Park - VU Campuses

·         VU has a number of academic colleges including arts, business, education, engineering, law & justice - VU Academic Colleges

·         VU has very strong industry connections with over 900 industry partnerships, including the Western Bulldogs, Western Health, City West Water, the Malthouse Theatre, the World Health Organisation and various Sports Organisations - VU Industry Connections

·         VU has agreements with over 100 exchange partner institutions worldwide - VU Exchange Partners.  Students gain credit towards their degree by studying for a year or a semester with one of the international exchange partners - VU Study on Exchange

·         Each year VU offers free VCE revision lectures to help students prepare for their VCE exams - VU VCE Revision Lectures

·         VU is one of only six universities in Australia to offer both vocational training (TAFE) and higher education with very accessible transition between courses at all levels.  These pathways mean that a student’s dream qualification is within reach, regardless of their study background, prior experience, or their ATAR score - VU Pathways

·         VU is one of Australia’s leading sports universities - VU - Leading Sport University

·         VU sports students will gain behind-the-scenes access at Real Madrid Football Club through a new partnership signed early in 2015 - VU Real Madrid Partnership

·         Within the Law & Justice College, VU offers a number of courses from certificates and diplomas to postgraduate degrees, giving students more options to achieve their goals while balancing life and study commitments through flexible pathways - VU Law & Justice College

·         VU is one of only two universities in Victoria that offers a course in Osteopathy - Osteopathy at VU

·         VU offers the only Dermal Therapies degree in Australia - VU Dermal Therapies Degree

·         VU offers a number of courses linked to clinical practice, and have dedicated clinics where current students put into practice that which they have learnt.  Courses linked to clinics include dermal therapies, nutrition, osteopathy, psychology - VU Clinics

·         In 2016 VU intends offering a new 4-year double degree in Nutrition/Food Sciences ­so watch this space!


Engineering Degrees

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

ATAR 2015

Deakin University

Civil

60.30 (WP)

Electrical & Electronics

60.55 (WP)

Mechanical

61.60 (WP)

Mechatronics

66.90 (WP)

La Trobe University

Civil

61.35 (M), 64.60 (B)

Computer Systems

64.55 (M), 64.55 (B)

Electronic

60.60 (M), 60.60 (B)

Mechatronics & Robotics

62.00 (M), 62.00 (B)

Monash University

Aerospace *

91.45 (Cl)

Engineering *

91.00 (Cl)

Environmental *

n/a (Cl)

Mining *

n/a (Cl)

Software *

88.10 (Cl)

RMIT University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics

82.05 (C/B)

Aerospace

90.10 (C/B)

Automotive

82.50 (C/B)

Biomedical

85.30 (C)

Chemical

80.25 (C)

Civil & Infrastructure

90.00 (C/B)

Computer & Network

75.45 (C)

Electrical

75.10 (C)

Electrical & Electronic

75.05 (C)

Environmental

80.20 (C/B)

Mechanical

86.05 (C/B)

Sustainable Systems

78.30 (C)

Software Engineering

83.45 (C)

Swinburne University

Biomedical

85.00 (H)

Civil

85.00 (H)

Construction

84.95 (H)

Electrical & Electronic

83.95 (H)

Mechanical

85.00 (H)

Product Design

R.C.

Robotics & Mechatronics

80.05 (H)

Telecommunication & Network

90.05 (H)

Software

85.00 (H)

Victoria University

Architectural

56.50 (FP)

Civil

53.20 (FP)

Electrical & Electronic

50.90 (FP)

Mechanical

50.95 (FP)

Sports

52.50 (FP)

WP – Geelong Waurn Ponds, M – Melbourne, B – Bendigo, Cl – Clayton, C/B – City & Bundoora, C – City, H – Hawthorn, FP – Footscray Park, R.C. – Range of Criteria


You Want To Be An Occupational Therapist?

Austin Health is holding an Information and Demonstration Evening for those interested in this career.  Hear from OTs experienced in spinal rehabilitation, hand therapy, mental health and neurology.  

 

When: 5pm (registration), 5:30 - 8pm (sessions) Thursday 16 July;

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

RSVP: to Lucinda.russell@austin.org.au by 9 July; limited seats available.


New Fashion Facilities At RMIT

RMIT has just launched as $8 million fashion hub at the Brunswick campus.  It features new design studios, specialist machine rooms, an interactive lecture theatre and lounge spaces.  RMIT Brunswick offers an Associate Degree in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising, Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising, an Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology, and the Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology).  Check out the Brunswick campus and courses at RMIT Open Day on Sunday 9 August, 10am – 4pm.  The 4-year Bachelor of Fashion Design is taught partly at the City campus and partly at the Brunswick campus.  

 

NOTE: Some similar fashion courses are available at Holmesglen (City campus), Box Hill Institute and Kangan Institute (Richmond campus).


Public Health Careers Night

This is a great opportunity to get tips and advice from those already working in the field. The evening will consist of short presentations about the careers of various speakers, followed by a panel discussion and question time.  The evening is put on by the Public Health Association of Australia, the Australian Health Promotion Association and the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine

 

When: 5pm – 7:30pm, Monday 15 June;

 

Where: Auditorium, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, 792 Elizabeth St, Melbourne;

 

Registration/Information: www.phcareers.eventzilla.net.


Box Hill Institute’s Certificate IV In Disability

Box Hill has partnered with AMAZE Victoria to co-deliver the Certificate IV in Disability.  It is the only course that offers the Support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder unit, an area which is growing in the industry.  Negotiations are also in process to offer students the opportunity to undertake Sign Language (Auslan) Level 1 as a part of this course.  The course provides access to industry, guest speakers and targeted skills development sessions (eg The Road to Empowerment – drama therapy techniques).  The course is offered 2 full days per week.  Job placement in the industry is high for graduates. 


Obtaining An Apprenticeship

Well and truly gone are the days when a 15 year old could easily obtain an apprenticeship.  The employer would assist with transport to the work site, would teach the apprentice from scratch, and the apprentice would often leave school with little idea of what the trade involved.  Nowadays, employers generally prefer the new apprentice to have completed Year 12 (either VCE or VCAL), be at least 18 years old, with a driver’s licence and a vehicle, and to have completed a pre-apprenticeship in the trade involved.  Sometimes the apprentice will have completed the pre-apprenticeship while at school in a VET program (eg VET Building and Construction), or alternatively they will have completed it at a VET provider after completing Year 12 (taking about four months).  Pre-apprenticeship courses are available in many trades such as automotive, carpentry, electrotechnology, furniture making and plumbing.

 

Once these requirements have been met, the would-be apprentice must find an employer willing to take them on to complete the apprenticeship.  These can sometimes be found among friends, relatives, sports associates and so on.  Alternatively, Group Training Companies employ many apprentices.

 

See: www.grouptraining.com.au.  

 

It is also interesting to note that many apprentices these days are well over 18 years; they are quite commonly well into their 20’s, after leaving another career.



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 4

posted 3 Jun 2015, 18:43 by Sue White

REMINDER: UMAT APPLICATIONS CLOSE TOMORROW AT 5PM!


With examinations over for the Senior School, 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 2016, 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 but need to do so by visiting the Careers Department or emailing to make a booking.  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.


Where Grads Go is an excellent resource for students as they consider their options for university study.  Students are encouraged to browse the following link in order to make informed choices about what graduates earn, and which graduates secure employment soon after graduating, etc. 

 
Find out more at
Where Grads Go


Working as an Auslan Interpreter

The Job Guide indicates that interpreters use their knowledge of languages and cultures to convert a spoken or signed language into another spoken or signed language, usually within a limited time frame and in the presence of the participants who need to communicate.

Interpreters may perform the following tasks:

·         interpret verbal or signed communications between two parties

·         provide interpretations of conversations or speeches

·         express the meaning and feeling of what is said or signed in another language in the appropriate tone and style within a range of settings

·         verbally translate written texts

 

Job Guide - Interpreter

 

Auslan interpreters facilitate communication between deaf (or hard of hearing) and hearing people.  They can be employed in a wide range of everyday settings – banks, legal meetings, hospitals, schools, TAFEs, universities, retail stores – and work in supporting effective communication.

 

Courses in Auslan is taught at a number of institutions including Melbourne Polytechnic.  These include the Certificate II in Auslan and the Diploma of Auslan


Lattitude Application Deadline

Our priority application deadline is coming up on Friday, 5 June.  Some of our placement options fill by the deadline, so applying by Friday gives students the best chance to secure their first preference.  Our Application Form can be downloaded from:
http://www.lattitude.org.au/how-to-apply/apply-now-for-2016

Lattitude is the original gap year organisation, having supported Australian school leavers on structured and worthwhile overseas volunteering placements for over 40 years.  We have options available in the UK, Canada, Europe, Asia/Pacific and Africa.  


Academy of Design Folio Preparation Courses and Open Day

The Academy of Design in Port Melbourne is running FREE workshops for students of Visual Communication and Product Design & Technology as well as an Exam and Folio Preparation Day for students studying these subjects and, in addition, Studio Arts at a cost of $65.

For information about these opportunities and how to register, please go to the following link: http://www.academyofdesign.edu.au/events

The Academy is hosting their Open Day on Sunday August 9 which provides an opportunity for prospective students to chat with current students, staff and alumni about their unique Bachelor of Design Arts degree.  More information is available from http://www.academyofdesign.edu.au/open-day.


News from Swinburne University

Ø  Aviation at Swinburne

Ready for your dreams to take flight? Discover an industry at the forefront of technology and business through a Swinburne aviation course. Explore aerodynamics, navigation, meteorology, aircraft mechanics and air law. Spend study time in the sky, not just the lecture theatre, and prepare to view the world from a whole new perspective.

 

Browse Aviation at Swinburne to learn more about the course, connections to industry and career opportunities.

 

Ø  Biomedical Engineering at Swinburne

Biomedical engineering combines physical and biological science with engineering to develop new ways of helping people.  In other words, biomedical engineering aims to improve human health by integrating engineering with biomedical science and clinical practice.

 

The Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours) emphasises the application of electrical, electronics and systems engineering in medicine and biology. This allows students to explore the applications and challenges associated with biomedical engineering.


Students learn how to develop and use new technologies such as medical, instrumentation and prosthetic devices that can be used to advance and improve health care and the quality of life in communities.  Practical workshops and industry projects are key features of the course.  This degree maximises a student's career choices through a combination of the study of the physical aspects of human physiology and the related technologies for clinical care and biomedical monitoring.

 

The VCE requirements for this course are Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in Mathematical Methods (CAS).

 

Find out more at Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)


Pathway to Medicine at University of Queensland (UQ)

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) offered at UQ at is a postgraduate-entry medical program – so, not accessible without first acquiring an undergraduate degree.  UQ does, however, offer a pathway or provisional entry for school leavers.  Applicants apply via QTAC and sit the UMAT while in their final year of secondary school. Provisional entry medicine students must complete their first degree at UQ within the minimum time specified with a program GPA of 5.00 in order to progress to the MD.  Entry to the UQ Doctor of Medicine (MD) program does not require prerequisite bachelor courses (subjects) or specified prior degrees. However, it is recognised that science, biomedical science or health sciences degrees, are good preparation for medical study and a subsequent medical career.  UQ strongly recommends that students with these backgrounds also spend time studying social sciences and humanities, as these are also important foundations to medical study and a medical career.  Similarly, it is strongly recommended that students without a science, biomedical science or health science degree, take some biomedical science courses in their first degree in order to adequately prepare themselves for the medical science that will commence in the MD from year 1. So, a minimum suggested study plan of appropriate preparation would include year 2 university level courses in Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry (and this implies completion of year 1 prerequisite courses for these year 2 level courses).

 

Find out more at Medicine at UQ and Recommended Entry Pathways to UQ Medicine


News from Monash University

Ø  Making Music with Technology

Creative Music Technology (CMT) is an exciting new specialisation within the Bachelor of Music offered at Monash. It focuses on the creative application of technology within professional music, sound, performance, broadcast, multimedia and research.  CMT is unique in that students are required to be musically trained as well as having an interest in the relationship between music and technology.  Graduates will be able to seek employment in areas of new media, composition, recording and performance creative industries. This includes careers such as sound engineering, computer music production and performance, as well as scoring and sound design for film and games.

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Music is 25 in English or 30 in EAL and a minimum ATAR of 70.  Students are selected on the combined basis of ATAR and audition.

 

To find out more visit Creative Music Technology


Snapshot of James Cook University (JCU)

Ø  Quick Facts about JCU

·         JCU is 1 university in 2 countries with 3 campuses

·         JCU is the second-oldest university in Queensland

·         JCU is the leading university in the tropics

·         JCU has seven colleges

o    Arts, Society and Education

o    Business, Law and Governance

o    Healthcare Sciences

o    Marine and Environmental Sciences

o    Medicine and Dentistry

o    Public Health, Medical, and Veterinary Sciences

o    Science, Technology, and Engineering  

·         JCU has a campus in Cairns, Townsville and Singapore

·         Some of the most popular courses offered at JCU include:
       Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

       Bachelor of Dental Surgery
       Bachelor of Physiotherapy
       Bachelor of Veterinary Science
       Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology)

·         JCU has an excellent Student Exchange Program

Students are encouraged to visit James Cook University for more information!

 

Ø  Fast Facts for Health Students

JCU has five application-based programs: dentistry, physician assistant, medicine, physiotherapy and veterinary science.  Students applying for one or more of these courses should take note of the following Top Tips for Written Applications:

 

1.    Read and follow the instructions to the letter

2.    Make sure to sign the Declaration, and have it witnessed by an authorized person

3.    Check and double check before you send your application in, as JCU can only accept one copy of the application per student

4.    Get the application in before the closing date – for everyone’s peace of mind!

5.    Look for opportunities that indicate your commitment/motivation to study health (e.g. work experience, volunteer work, paid employment) etc.

6.    Complete your answers within the space provided

7.    Write neatly so your answers can be read!

8.    Keep abreast of current events as you may be asked to give your opinion on these should you be invited to an interview (medicine specific)

9.    Arrange no more than 3 letters of support - It is a competitive process so if you are asked to “Provide 3 Recommendations” select your best three – any extras will not be considered

10. Remember: your application is heavily weighted to get to interview stage.  You must be passionate about indigenous, tropical and rural health and reflect this in your application


Visit JCU Health for more information!


 Paralegal Degrees in Victoria

COURSE

INSTITUTION

PREREQUISITES

ATAR 2015

Criminology

Deakin University

 

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

60 (G)

66.05 (M)

Criminology/IT Security

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

n/a (G)

60.25 (M)

Criminology/Psychological Science

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

61.25 (G)

78.00 (M)

Forensic Science

 

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

55.00 (G)

Forensic Science / Criminology

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

66.85 (G)

Criminal and Justice

Navitas College of Public Safety

Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (any)

n/a (M)

Criminal Justice Administration

RMIT University

 

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

83.05 (M)

Criminology & Psychology

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

90.00 (M)

Legal and Dispute Studies

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

75.45 (M)

Legal Practice (Ass Degree)

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

n/a (M)

Psychology and Forensic Science – Arts

Swinburne University

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

72.50 (H)

Psychology and Forensic Science – Social Science

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

75.00 (H)

Security & Counter Terrorism - Arts

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

72.00 (H)

Security & Counter Terrorism – Social Science

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

72.45 (H)

Criminal Justice Studies

Victoria University

 

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

50.10 (F)

Legal Services

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

58.05 (M)(F)

Legal Studies

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

57.20 (F)

 

 

 

 

M – Melbourne, G – Geelong,     H – Hawthorn,     F – Footscray Park

 

Visit VTAC for a comprehensive list


University Terms
When students are looking in to university study, they often come across words or terms they are unfamiliar with.  So, here are a few of the more commonly used terms to help students understand what is being talked about!


Associated Degree – an associate degree is generally a two-year qualification that is made up of two-thirds of a bachelor degree, and may be offered by both TAFEs and universities. Students often use this as a stepping stone to the full Bachelor Degree.

 

Assumed knowledge – refers to subjects the university recommends or prefers a student to have studied at school before starting the course

ATAR – Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank – the figure used by UAC and VTAC to calculate the entrance ranking for a university course

Bachelor Degree – the award/qualification a student gains when they have completed studies in an undergraduate course, which takes between 3 or 4 years of full-time study.  This is the traditional starting point of a university qualification.

Bridging Course – an introductory course to help students achieve the preferred entry level to a degree, e.g. a bridging maths course for students who do not have the preferred maths but need it to access a course

 

Census Date – the last day a student can withdraw from their university course and not owe fees


Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) – a student’s enrolment in a university degree for which the Commonwealth government makes a contribution towards the cost of that student’s education (formerly known as a HECS place)

 

Credit – if a student has previously studied – perhaps at TAFE – and has Recognised Prior Learning (RPL), the student may be able to receive credit for a subject or subjects in their course.  Also often referred to as Advanced Standing.

 

Double degree – a student can choose to complete a double degree – this integrates studies in two degrees resulting in an award of two degrees, usually after a minimum of 4 years of study. Often also referred to as Combined Degrees.

 

Defer – a student may choose to delay starting their course.  Deferring an offer of a place might mean delaying for 6, 12, 18 or 24 months.  Deferment ensures the student is guaranteed their place in their selected course


Elective – a subject that is not core to the degree and is often from another faculty, e.g. a commerce student might choose psychology (from the Arts Faculty) as an elective

 

Faculty – a department within a university devoted to a particular area of study – so, Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science

 

FEE-HELP – a loan scheme for CSP students used to pay all or part of an eligible student’s tuition fees for university courses, but cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books.  A 25% loan fee applies. 

 

HECS-HELP – a loan scheme that assists students with a CSP place to pay their contribution.  Students may choose to pay their fees upfront and receive a 10% discount, or choose to defer payment via the HECS-HELP loan scheme


Honours – many Bachelor degrees offer a fourth year – called an Honours year.  The Honours year allows students to further focus on a particular an area of interest.  The Honours year can either be integrated into a 4-year Bachelor degree or be offered as a separate year after completion of a 3-year Bachelor degree


Lecture – a period of teaching given by a lecturer to a large group of students in a lecture theatre; can often be as many as 300 students in a lecture


Major study – an area within a course that allows in-depth study in a particular field.  More than one major may be allowed in some courses


Minor study – a grouping of subjects allowing a broader understanding of a few subjects, with less emphasis on in-depth study


Prerequisite – a set of conditions – usually a completion of a subject – that must be met before enrollment in a subject or course is allowed. 


Transcript – this is the university academic record each student receives, like a school report

 

Tutorial – a period of teaching given to a small group of students – involving discussion and participation

 

UAC – Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) – all students wishing to study at universities in ACT and NSW must apply online through UAC


Undergraduate – a student studying at university for a first level degree, e.g. a Bachelor degree


VET-FEE HELP – a loan scheme for CSP students used to pay all or part of an eligible student’s tuition fees for TAFE courses, but cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books.  A 20% loan fee applies. 

 

VTAC – Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) – all students wishing to study at universities Victoria must apply online through VTAC


Workplace learning – practical training in a workplace, such as internships or practical work experience.  This is a hands-on experience – some universities call it Industry Based Learning or Work Integrated Learning
                                                                                                                                                   adapted from ACU Uni terms






May 28

posted 27 May 2015, 05:27 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


Wanting To Study Medicine

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

 

Seewww.umat.acer.edu.au


News From Monash University

‘At Monash’ Seminars

This series continues with the following seminars:

 

Thursday 28 May – Engineering (Clayton),

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

 

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


Where Do Monash Alumni Go?

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


News From The University Of Melbourne

Focus On Melbourne Seminars

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

Science 2 June,

Law 4 June,

Engineering 11 June,

IT 11 June,

Music 24 June, and

VCA 25 June

 

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


GET A UniExperience AT MELBOURNE

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

 

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

 

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


Hands On Engineering

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

 

When: Thursday 2 July;

Who: Year 10 students;

 

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

Hands On Computing

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

 

When: Tuesday 7 July;

Who: Year 10 students;

 

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


Melbourne Rises In World Rankings

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

 

Have You Subscribed To ‘My Melbourne’

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

 

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


Top Australian Universities 2014 - 15 by University Rankings

RANK

INSTITUTION

COUNTRY / REGION

33

University of Melbourne

Australia

45

Australian National University

Australia

60

University of Sydney

Australia

65

University of Queensland Australia

Australia

83

Monash University

Australia

109

University of New South Wales

Australia

157

University of Western Australia

Australia

164

University of Adelaide

Australia



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

 

Top Australian Universities 2014 - 15 by University Reputation

RANK

INSTITUTION

COUNTRY / REGION

41

University of Melbourne

Australia

51-60

Australian National University

Australia

51-60

University of Sydney

Australia

81-90

University of Queensland Australia

Australia

91 - 100

Monash University

Australia

 

Visit World University Rankings 2014-2015 for more information.


Making Music With Technology

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

 

Contact ben.grayson@monash.edu for details.  


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

 

Discover Deakin at Melbourne Burwood

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

Discover Deakin at Geelong Waterfront

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

To find out more and to register visit Discover Deakin


Snapshot of Deakin – Waurn Ponds Campus

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

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

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

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


Experience ACU

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

 

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

 

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

 

Information: 1300 275 228.  


Experience La Trobe University

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

 

Register: www.latrobe.edu.au/experience


News from the Australian National University

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

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

Ø  Introducing the Bachelor of Political Science

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


Bond University Biomedicine and Medicine Information Evening

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

Date:              Tuesday 18 August 2015

Time:              6pm – 8pm

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

 

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


National Youth Science Forum

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

 

Applications must be endorsed by a local Rotary Club.

 

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

 

The Forums are in Canberra in January 2016.


News from the Moorabbin Flying Services

Ø  Open Day

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

Date:              Saturday 6 June 2015

Time:              10am – 2pm

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

Ø  Airline Pilot Workshop

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

ü  have a hands on experience and learn some practical theory

ü  meet people in the industry

ü  fly one of a modern aircraft twice under instruction

ü  gain some time in the CASA-approved simulator

ü  explore the facilities of Moorabbin Airport


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

 

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


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

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

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

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

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


VCE Lectures

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

 

Subjects on offer:

 

4 & 5 July – Literature

11 & 12 July – Australian History

11 & 12 July – History Revolutions

 

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


RMIT News

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

 

Science In The City Laboratory Tours

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

 

RMIT Experience Days

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

 

What/When:

29 June - Engineering (City);

30 June - Health and Medical sciences;

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

2 July – Engineering (Bundoora); Sustainability;

3 July – Project Management.


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

 

Career Discovery In Fashion and Textiles

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

 

When: 8 – 9 July;

Cost: $275;

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


Journalism At La Trobe University

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

 

Why study at La Trobe?

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


Real Estate as a Career

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

 

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


Useful Websites

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

 

My Future

Australian Government Department of Employment

Job Guide

MEGT Apprenticeships

Australia's Careers Online

Graduate Careers Australia

Careers with Victorian Government

Health Heroes

Youth Central

Engineer Your Career

Australian Job Search

Ace Day Jobs



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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



May 21

posted 20 May 2015, 21:21 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


REMINDER: UMAT2015 Registrations Closing Soon

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

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


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


National Youth Science Forum 2016

Are you in Year 11 and studying science?

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

·         interested in a career in science, technology and engineering

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

·         an Australian Citizen or has permanent residency status

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

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

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

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


The Year 8 ChallENGe

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

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


When: 6 8 July, 2015

Time: 9am 3:30pm daily

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


News from the University of Melbourne

Ø  ‘A Day at Melbourne’

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


When
:          Friday 10 July 2015

Time:              10am – 3:30pm

Location:       Parkville Campus, Melbourne

 

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

 

Ø  Guaranteed and Minimum Entry Scores for 2016 Undergraduate Entry

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

 

 

Domestic students – minimum ATAR

International students – guaranteed entry*

Agriculture

70.00

70.00

Arts

85.00

85.00

Biomedicine

96.00

96.00

Commerce

93.00

93.00

Environments

85.00

85.00

Fine Arts

NA^

NA^

Music

NA^

NA^

Oral Health

85.00

85.00

Science

85.00

85.00

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

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

 

Ø  Bachelor of Commerce Guarantee Continues in 2016

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

 

Find out more at Bachelor of Commerce

 

Ø  Are You Subscribed to My Melbourne?

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

 

Ø  Winter School for VCE Students

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dates:          Saturday 4 - Australian History

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 July - History: Revolutions

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 July - Literature
          

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

 

Registrations are essential!  Go to Winter School


News from La Trobe University

Ø  Aspire – Early Admissions Program

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

 

·         A recommendation by the Principal (or their nominee)

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


Types of volunteering include

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

 

Key dates

 

Applications Open – 1 June 2015

Applications Close - 31 August 2015

Notification of Outcome – from early September 2015

 

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

 

COURSE

ASPIRE ATAR

2015 ATAR

Audiology

70

Above 85

Clinical Prosthetics & Orthotics

70

Above 89

Dentistry

97

Above 99

Dietetics

85

Above 93

Exercise Physiology

60

Above 77

Law

70

Above 90

Law Double Degrees

70

Above 90

Midwifery

70

Above 84

Nursing

60

Above 70

Occupational Therapy

70

Above 83

Oral Health Science

60

Above 79

Orthoptics

70

Above 88

Physiotherapy

90

Above 97

Podiatry

60

Above 70

Speech Pathology

85

Above 86


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

 

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

 

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

 

Ø  La Trobe Hallmark Program

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

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

 

To be eligible, students should:

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

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

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

ü  achieve a high ATAR for VCE or equivalent in 2015

 

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

 

Ø  Experience La Trobe

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

Date:              Thursday 9 July 2015

Time:           9:30am – 4pm

Venue:         Melbourne Campus

 

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

 

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


News from RMIT University

Ø  RMIT Experience Days

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

 

Tuesday 30 June - Health and Medical Sciences (Bundoora)

 

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

 

Register at Experience Days

Ø  Associate Degree in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

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

 

Ø  Associate Degrees

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


Studying in the USA

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

 

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

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


Graphic & Visual Design Degrees Offered By Victorian Universities

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

 

UNIVERSITY

 VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS & SELECTION

ATAR 2015

Australian Catholic University

 

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

60.85 (M)

Selection: ATAR

Deakin University

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

 55.00 (GW), 56.40 (M)

Selection: ATAR

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

56.30 (GW), 55.65 (M)

Selection: ATAR

Federation University

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

Range of Criteria (CS) and GP)

Selection: Supplementary Form, Folio and Interview

La Trobe University

 

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

50.15 (M)

Selection: ATAR

Range of Criteria (B)

Selection: Folio and Interview

Monash University

 

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

85.05 (C)

Selection: ATAR

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

n/a (C)

Selection: ATAR

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

Range of Criteria (C)

Selection: Supplementary Form, Folio and Interview

RMIT University

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

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

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

Range of Criteria (M)

Selection: Folio and Interview

Swinburne University

 

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

79.95 (H)

92.05 (H) *

Selection: ATAR

University of Melbourne (VCA)

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

Range of Criteria (M)

Selection: Supplementary Form, Folio and Interview

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




Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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


May 14

posted 13 May 2015, 23:30 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


Education USA Advising Session For Undergraduate Studies

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

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

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


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


Journalists may perform the following tasks:

·         gather news and information by interviewing people and attending events

·         undertake research to provide background information for articles

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

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

·         present news on air (television and radio)

 

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

 

UNIVERSITY

COURSE

MAJOR STUDIES

ATAR 2015

Deakin

Communication (Journalism)

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

61.85 (G)
61.25 (M)

La Trobe

Media & Communication (Journalism)

Journalism

60.25 (M)

Media & Communication (Sport Journalism)

Journalism (sport)

60.20 (M)

Media & Communication (Media Industries)

Media Industries

50.00 (M)

Melbourne

Arts

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

90.05 (P)

Monash *

Arts (Journalism)

Journalism, Journalism studies

 

81.00 (Ca)

RMIT

Communication (Journalism)

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

87.65 (C)

Swinburne

Arts (Journalism)

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

75.00 (H)

Victoria

Communication
(Digital Media)

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

n/a (F)

Communication (Professional Writing)

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

56.65 (F)

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

*Journalism is offered with other degrees at Monash University. 

Careers in Sports Medicine

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

 

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

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

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

Enquiries:    events@opsmc.com.au;

 

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


So You Want To Study Architecture?

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

 

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

 

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


Folio Preparation Courses

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

 

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


News from Victoria University

Ø  Be You at VU

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

 

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

 

·         explore future study and career options

·         have a fun day on campus experiencing uni life

·         take part in workshops and a free lunch

·         examine current passions or discover new ones

 

Date:              Wednesday 8 July 2015

Time:              10am – 3pm

Venue:           Footscray Park Campus, Ballarat Road in Footscray

 

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

 

Ø  Law at Victoria University

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

 

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


La Trobe University Update

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Swinburne University Information Nights

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

 

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

 

Register here.


Universities in Western Australia

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

 

1.    Curtin University

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

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

 

2.    Edith Cowan University (ECU)

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

 

3.    Murdoch University

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

 

 

4.    University of Western Australia (UWA)

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

 

5.    University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA)

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

Visit UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME AUSTRALIA to find out more!


UNSW Co-op Program

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

 

What do UNSW Co-op Program Scholars gain?

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

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

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

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

·         Professional development & leadership training during their degree

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

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

 

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

 

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


Nursing and/or Midwifery Undergraduate Degree Courses in Victoria

UNIVERSITY

 VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

ATAR FOR 2015 ENTRY

ACU

Midwifery (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

75.80 (M)

Nursing (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

60.00 (M), 59.65 (Ba)

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

59.25 (M)

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

59.60 (Ba)

CHARLES STURT

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

70.00 (AW)

DEAKIN

Nursing (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

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

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

84.45 (M)

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

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

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

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

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

67.80 (M)

FEDERATION

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

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

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

40.70 (Gi)

HOLMESGLEN

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

Minimum 50 (Mo)

LA TROBE

 

Nursing (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

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

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

84.80 (M)

MONASH

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

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

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

84.70 (P)

RMIT

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

61.70 (Bu)

VIC UNI

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

78.35 (St A)

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

50.35 (St A)

 

 

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

 

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


ENVIRONMENTAL AND MARINE CAREERS EXPO

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

 

When:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Defence Force Recruiting

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Keeper/Vet For A Day

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

 

Who: Years 7 - 12;

 

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

 

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

 

Bookings: 1300 966 784.  


Access Education 2015 Mid-Year Lecture Program

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

 

Students will have access to:

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

·         Extensive and detailed 2½ - 3 hour lectures

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

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

·         A greater level of confidence

·         Subject specific study notes prepared by the lecturer

·         General and subject specific study/learning strategies

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

 

Find out more at Access Education Midyear Lectures




Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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





May 7

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

                                     

Friday 15th May:                 Bond University, 1pm

 

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

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

 

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

 

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


Study In Canada Information Night

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

Australian Catholic University

Exchange and Study Abroad

Deakin University

Student Exchange

Federation University

Study Abroad and Exchange Programs

La Trobe University

Students going on Exchange

Monash University

Study Abroad

RMIT University

Study Abroad

Swinburne University

Study Abroad

University of Melbourne

Study Abroad

Victoria University

Student Exchange Program


Where will the Jobs be in 2019?

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

 

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

 

INDUSTRY

EMPLOYMENT GROWTH TO 2019

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing

3.7%

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

3.8%

Construction

13.0%

Wholesale Trade

6.3%

Retail Trade

8.9%

Accommodation and Food Services

13.9%

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

10.2%

Information Media and Telecommunications

4.0%

Financial and Insurance Services

11.3%

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

12.6%

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

14.4%

Administrative and Support Services

8.0%

Public Administration and Safety

7.0%

Education and Training

15.6%

Health Care and Social Assistance

18.7%

Arts and Recreation Services

13.8%

Other Services

7.6%

 

 

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


Career in Film & Television

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

 

Browse Media Match Job Descriptions


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


INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE REQUIREMENTS

2015 ATAR

Deakin University

Animation & Motion Capture

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

60.75

Film & Television

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

71.00

Swinburne University

Film & Television

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

92.55

Film & Television (Animation)

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

80.00

University of Melbourne

Fine Arts (Film & Television)

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

R.C.



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


Careers in Sports Medicine Evening

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

 

Date:              Wednesday 27 May 2015

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

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

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

RSVP:              Registration is essential by Monday 25 May 2015

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


UNSW Medicine – an Award-Winning Program

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Work Experience of a Lifetime Program

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


Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Doctor of Dental Medicine

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

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

 

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


Find out more at Science (Advanced)/Dental Medicine


‘UniExperience Day’ at Melbourne University

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

ü  One night accommodation and meals

ü  A guided campus tour

ü  Information on Melbourne courses

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

ü  Social activities organised by current university students


Date:              Thursday 9 July 2015

Location:       Parkville Campus, Melbourne

Cost:               $100

 

Registrations are open at UniExperience Day at Melbourne


Exercise Science & Sport Degrees offered at Victorian Universities

UNIVERSITY

 COURSES

 VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

ATAR 2015

ACU

Exercise & Health Science

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

58.75 (M)

Exercise & Sport Science

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

58.50 (M)

DEAKIN

Business (Sport Management)

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

80.20 (M)

Exercise & Sport Science

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

61.75 (G)
80.15 (M)

Sport Development

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

68.35 (M)

FEDERATION

Exercise & Sport Science

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

n/a (Mt H)

Sport Management

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

n/a (Mt H)

LA TROBE

 

 

Business (Sport Development & Management)

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

50.30 (B)

Exercise Science

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

n/a (B)
70.05 (M)

Exercise Physiology

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

77.55 (B)

Sport Management

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

50.00 (M)

RMIT

Exercise & Sport Science

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

71.70 (Bu)

VIC UNI

 

Biomedical & Exercise Science

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

75.80 (F)

Exercise Science - Clinical

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

61.90 (F)

Exercise Science – Sport Practice

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

60.50 (F)

Sport Science – Exercise Science

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

50.05 (F)

Sport Science – Human Movement

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

53.30 (F)

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

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


 Job Titles/Roles in Exercise and Sport Science

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


There Is Life After Year 12!

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


Defence Force Recruiting Job Finer Tool

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


Defence Work Experience Placements

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



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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




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