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August 25

posted 24 Aug 2016, 18:47 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


Open Days THIS Weekend Upcoming Open Days 2016

                      INSTITUTION

DATE

TIME

CONTACT DETAILS

Australian Catholic University

Ballarat Campus

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 ASK ACU

Email: opendayvic@acu.edu.au

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

Australian National University

Sat 27 August

9am – 4pm

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

Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Box Hill Campus

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 269 445

www.boxhillinstitute.edu.au

Deakin University & Deakin College)

Melbourne (Burwood) Campus

 

Sun 28 August

 

9am – 4pm

1800 334 733

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

Federation University of Australia

Mount Helen Campus; SMB

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1800 333 864

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

Victoria University

Footscray Park campus

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 VIC UNI

www.vu.edu.au/open-day


Strive4College SAT Preparation Course

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TO BOOK

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


Monash University's Take CTRL Event

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

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

 

Date:                         Tuesday 27 September 2016

Time:                         10am – 4:30pm

Where:                     Clayton Campus, Monash University

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

 

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

MADA Workshops

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

Fine Art / Visual Arts

Communication Design

Industrial Design

Interior Architecture


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

9.15am – 5pm, $150 per person.


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


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


All workshops held at 

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


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

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

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

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


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

Urban and regional planners may perform the following tasks:

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

ü  perform surveys and site inspections

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

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

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

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

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

ü  prepare and coordinate economic, social and environmental impact studies


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


Successful planners need to –

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

ü  Have good oral and written communication skills

ü  Be able to produce detailed and accurate work

ü  Have good analytical and problem-solving skills

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

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

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

Visit Urban and Regional Planner for further information.

Sourced from the Good Careers Guide  

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

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

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


University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Design

Design and Urban Planning


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

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


Nutritionists and Dietitians

According to the Dietitian Association of Australia (DAA) - DAA - FAQs, there is a distinction made between dietitians and other occupations in the nutrition and food science field, including that of nutritionist.  The key difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist is that, in addition to or as part of their qualification in human nutrition, a dietitian has undertaken a course of study that included substantial theory and supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.  So, in Australia, all dietitians are considered to be nutritionists; however, nutritionists without a dietetics qualification cannot take on the specialised role of a dietitian.


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

UNIVERSITY

COURSE

VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

ATAR 2016

Deakin
(M) - Melbourne

Food & Nutrition Sciences

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

70.50+ (M)

Federation

 

 

(Mt. H) – Mt. Helen
(G) - Gippsland

Food & Nutritional Sciences

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

n/a (Mt, H)

n/a (G)

La Trobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(M) - Melbourne

Applied Science/Dietetic Practice

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

n/a (M)

Human Nutrition

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

66.75 (M)

Monash

 

(C) - Clayton

Nutrition Science

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

75.50 (C)

RMIT

 

(C/B) – City/Bundoora

Food Technology & Nutrition

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

62.15 (C/B)

Victoria

(F) - Footscray

(St. A) – St. Albans

Nutrition & Food Science

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

n/a (F)

n/a (St. A)





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


Ms Nelson, Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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



August 18

posted 17 Aug 2016, 21:29 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Open Days THIS SUNDAY

Deakin University (Waterfront & Waurn Ponds Campuses)

University of Melbourne (Parkville & Southbank Campuses)

Monash University (Parkville)


Careers Booming for Mathematical Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY HERE


Year 12 News

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

          University of Melbourne News

·         How Can I Access the University of Melbourne?

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

·         student must have completed an Australian Year 12 in 2016

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

·         the student satisfies the prerequisite subjects for their chosen course

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

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

·         Do You Have an Audition Coming Up?

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

    Monash University News

·         What’s Happening to the Berwick Campus?

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

·         Monash Guarantee New Category

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

·         you live in a low socio-economic area or

·         your school is a Monash under-represented school or

·         you have experienced financial disadvantage or

·         you are an Indigenous Australian.

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

        Monash Scholarships

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

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

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

    Monash Pathways

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

La Trobe University’s Hallmark Program

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


News from Monash University

Pathways to Education, Science, Business and Nursing

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

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

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

MADA Design Workshops

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

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

 New Business/International Business

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

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


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


A major in the following requires four years of study:

  • Statistics
  • Economics
  • Business strategy


Find out more at
Business/International Business


Yale-NUS General Public Information Session

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

 

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

Date: Monday 29 August

Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm

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

 

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


EdUSA General Undergraduate and Sports Scholarship Information Sessions

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

Thursday August 25

General Undergraduate and Sports Scholarship Session

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

 

Thursday September 29

General Undergraduate and Sports Scholarship Session

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


Bond Now App

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

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


Year 10 and 11 VTAC News

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


News from RMIT University

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Ø  Science in the City Laboratory Tour

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

 

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


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


Outdoor & Environmental Education Holiday Program

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

Canoeing on the Murray River

OR

Bushwalking or climbing at Kooyoora State Park

 

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

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


APS Psychology Careers Seminar

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

 

Date          Wednesday 24 August 2016

Time:             6pm – 9pm

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

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

Any queries can be made to melbapsstudents@gmail.com


Career as a Paramedic

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

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

The following Victorian universities offer Paramedicine courses:

INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE REQUIREMENTS

ATAR 2016

Australian Catholic University


 

(M) – Melbourne

 (B) – Ballarat

Paramedicine

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

79.34 (M)

Nursing/Paramedicine

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

58.50 (B)

La Trobe University

 



(AW) – Albury Wodonga

(Be) – Bendigo

(Mi) – Mildura

(S) - Shepparton

Paramedic Practice/Public Health Promotion

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

71.20 (AW, Be, Mi, S)

Monash University

 

 

(C) – Caulfield

Emergency Health (Paramedic)

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

75.15 (C)

Victoria University


(St. A) – St. Albans

Health Science (Paramedic)

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

n/a (St. A)

 

 

 

 

 


Footscray City Films – Open Day

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

 

Date:              Sunday 21 August 2016

Time:              1pm – 4pm

Venue:           Footscray City College, Kinnear Street in Footscray

 

To find out more visit Footscray City Films


New Selection Test Teacher Education

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


Open Days Upcoming

                      INSTITUTION

DATE

TIME

CONTACT DETAILS

Australian Catholic University

Ballarat Campus

 


Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 ASK ACU

Email: opendayvic@acu.edu.au

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

Australian National University

Sat 27 August

9am – 4pm

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

Blue Mountains Hotel School (Leura Campus)


Sat 3 September


10am – 2pm


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

Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Lilydale Campus

Box Hill Campus

 


Sun 21 August

Sun 28 August

 


10am – 3pm

1300 269 445

www.boxhillinstitute.edu.au

Deakin University & Deakin College

Geelong Campus (Waurn Ponds & Waterfront)

Melbourne (Burwood) Campus

 




Sun 21 August

Sun 28 August

 




9am – 3pm

9am – 4pm

1800 334 733

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

Federation University of Australia

Mount Helen Campus; SMB

 


Sun 28 August

 


10am – 3pm

1800 333 864

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

Holmesglen Institute

Open Thursday’s – all campuses

 

15 September

27 October

15 December

 

Various times

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

 

Monash University

Parkville Campus (Pharmacy Focus)

 


Sun 21 August

 


10am – 3pm

1800 666 274

www.monash.edu.au/openday

University of Melbourne

Parkville & Southbank Campuses

 


Sun 21 August

 


9am – 4pm

1800 801 662

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

 

 

 

 

Victoria University

Footscray Park campus

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 VIC UNI

www.vu.edu.au/open-day




August 11th

posted 10 Aug 2016, 23:14 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


Open Days THIS SUNDAY

ACU Melbourne Campus

Australian College of Applied Psychology

La Trobe University Melbourne Campus

Photographic Studies College

Navitas College of Public Safety

RMIT City, Bundoora and Brunswick Campuses

William Angliss Institute

Medicine & Biomedical Science Information Evening

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

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

Students will be able to meet the Dean of the Medicine program and the Head of Biomedical Science, as well as other friendly Bond University staff who can assist with any specific information they may want to know!

The evenings will also include information about the application procedure for the Bond University medicine intake for May 2017.

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


News from RMIT University

Ø  Changes to Maths requirement for Bachelor of Environmental Science

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

 

Ø  New double degree: Chemical Engineering/Pharmaceutical Sciences

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

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

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


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

Find out more at Chemical Engineering/Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ø  Useful Links for Entry to Design Courses at RMIT

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

Applying for Art and Design Courses   

Art and Design Selection Interviews


University of Melbourne Important Reminder: Bachelor of Music

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

 

ü  Apply to VTAC by 29 September 2016

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

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

Find out more at Bachelor of Music - Entry Requirements


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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

Find out more at Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Schindler Electrical Apprenticeships Opportunity

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

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


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

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

 

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


Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)

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

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


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

 

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


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

UNIVERSITY

COURSE

MAJOR STUDIES

ACU

International Development Studies

Global Studies, International Development Studies.

Laws/Global Studies

Global Studies, Law.

Deakin

International Studies

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

International Studies/Commerce

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

Laws/International Studies

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

La Trobe

International Relations

International Relations.

Law/International Relations

Law, Anthropology, International Relations, Politics, Sociology.

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics.

Monash

Global Studies

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

Law/Global Studies

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

RMIT

International Studies

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

Legal and Dispute Studies

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

Swinburne

Law/Arts

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

Uni

Melbourne

Arts

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

Victoria

Community Development

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



Upcoming Days 2016

                      INSTITUTION

DATE

TIME

CONTACT DETAILS

Australian Catholic University

Melbourne Campus

Ballarat Campus

 

Sun 14 August

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 4pm

10am – 3pm

1300 ASK ACU

Email: opendayvic@acu.edu.au

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

Australian College of Applied Psychology

Sun 14 August

10am – 2pm

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

Australian National University

Sat 27 August

9am – 4pm

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

Blue Mountains Hotel School (Leura Campus)

Sat 3 September

10am – 2pm

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

Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Lilydale Campus

Box Hill Campus

 

Sun 21 August

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 269 445

www.boxhillinstitute.edu.au

Deakin University & Deakin College

Geelong Campus (Waurn Ponds & Waterfront)

Melbourne (Burwood) Campus

 

Sun 21 August

Sun 28 August

 

9am – 3pm

9am – 4pm

1800 334 733

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

Federation University of Australia

Mount Helen Campus; SMB

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1800 333 864

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

Holmesglen Institute

Open Thursday’s – all campuses

 

15 September

27 October

15 December

 

Various times

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

 

La Trobe University & La Trobe Melbourne

Bendigo Campus

Mildura Campus

 

Sun 14 August

Sun 17 August

 

10am – 3pm

10am – 4pm

1300 135 045

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

Monash University

Parkville Campus (Pharmacy Focus)

 

Sun 21 August

 

10am – 3pm

1800 666 274

www.monash.edu.au/openday

Photographic Studies College

Sun 14 August

10am – 3pm

 9682 3191
https://www.psc.edu.au/

Navitas College of Public Safety
123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD

Sun 14 August

10am – 2pm

1800 783 661

www.ncps.edu.au

RMIT

City, Bundoora & Brunswick Campuses

 

Sun 14 August

 

10am – 4pm

9925 2260

www.rmit.edu.au/openday

University of Melbourne

Parkville & Southbank Campuses

 

Sun 21 August

 

9am – 4pm

1800 801 662

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

 

 

 

 

Victoria University

Footscray Park campus

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 VIC UNI

www.vu.edu.au/open-day

William Angliss Institute of TAFE

 

Sun 14 August

 

10am – 4pm

1300 ANGLISS

http://www.angliss.edu.au



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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



August 4

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

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

 

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

 

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


Open Days THIS Weekend

Saturday 6th August 

Monash University Peninsula Campus

Sunday 7th August

La Trobe University Bundoora Campus

Monash University Caulfield and Clayton Campuses

Academy of Design Australia, 7/20 Otter Street Collingwood


Year 12 News

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

  • Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)

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

Ø  Personal Information and Location

Ø  Difficult Circumstances

Ø  Disadvantaged Financial Background 

Ø  Disability or Medical Condition 

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


Key Dates for Tertiary Applications for 2017 Entry

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


State

Tertiary Admission Centre

Website

Application
Opening Date

Application
Closing Date

Victoria

VTAC

www.vtac.edu.au

1 August 2016

29 September 2016

Queensland

QTAC

www.qtac.edu.au

2 August 2016

30 September 2016

South Australia

SATAC

www.satac.edu.au

1 August 2016

30 September 2016

Western Australia

TISC

www.tisc.edu.au

8 August 2016

30 September 2016

NSW & ACT

UAC

www.uac.edu.au

3 August 2016

30 September 2016

Northern Territory

SATAC

www.satac.edu.au

1 August 2016

30 September 2016

Tasmania

Direct

www.utas.edu.au

Early August 2016

30 September 2016


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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Monash University Solution Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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


Swinburne University News

Ø  New Common First Year for Engineering Students

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

 

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

 

Ø  New Majors In Health Science

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

 

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


Deakin University News

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

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

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

Ø  Two New Pathway Courses to Deakin University

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

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)

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

ACF104 Moving Pictures: Screening Film History

ACF103 Writing with the Camera

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology)

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

Find out more at Deakin College


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

 

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

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

Find out more at Global Science and Technology Program 


Careers Expo 2016

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

Date:            Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August 2016                  

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

Location:      Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Southbank

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


Early Achievers Program (EAP)

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

Australian Catholic University's Early Achievers' Program (EAP) recognises a students’ potential to achieve great things.  Gaining a place in the desired course is dependent on meeting the University’s minimum entry requirements and subject prerequisites, regardless of success in the program.  One of the biggest benefits of the program is that successful applicants receive an offer well ahead of the usual tertiary admissions announcements.

 

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

 

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

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


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


Find out more at Early Achievers’ Program


Have you heard of a HIT Lab?

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

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


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


Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health

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

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

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

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

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

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



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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


July 28

posted 27 Jul 2016, 21:45 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


Swinburne University Open Day

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


Design Courses at Monash University

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

 

Architectural Design

Design

Fine Art

Interior Architecture 

 

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


Careers Expo 2016

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

Date:            Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August 2016                  

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

Location:      Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Southbank

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


Early Achievers Program (EAP)

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

Australian Catholic University's Early Achievers' Program (EAP) recognises a students’ potential to achieve great things.  Gaining a place in the desired course is dependent on meeting the University’s minimum entry requirements and subject prerequisites, regardless of success in the program.  One of the biggest benefits of the program is that successful applicants receive an offer well ahead of the usual tertiary admissions announcements.

 

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

 

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

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


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


Find out more at Early Achievers’ Program


Key Dates for Tertiary Applications for 2017 Entry

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

 

State

Tertiary Admission Centre

Website

Application
Opening Date

Application
Closing Date

Victoria

VTAC

www.vtac.edu.au

1 August 2016

29 September 2016

Queensland

QTAC

www.qtac.edu.au

2 August 2016

30 September 2016

South Australia

SATAC

www.satac.edu.au

1 August 2016

30 September 2016

Western Australia

TISC

www.tisc.edu.au

8 August 2016

30 September 2016

NSW & ACT

UAC

www.uac.edu.au

3 August 2016

30 September 2016

Northern Territory

SATAC

www.satac.edu.au

1 August 2016

30 September 2016

Tasmania

Direct

www.utas.edu.au

Early August 2016

30 September 2016


Deakin College Two New Pathway Courses to Deakin University

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

 

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)

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


ACF104 Moving Pictures: Screening Film History

ACF103 Writing with the Camera

 

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology)

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


Find out more at Deakin College


Have you heard of a HIT Lab?

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


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


Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

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


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

 

Find out more at Global Science and Technology Program


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

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE NAME

VCE PREREQUISITES

MAJOR STUDIES

ACU

Biomedical Science

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

Biomedical Science.

DEAKIN

Biomedical Science

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

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

FEDERATION

Biomedical Science

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

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

LA TROBE

Biomedical Science

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

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

MONASH

Biomedical Science

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

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

RMIT

Biomedical Science

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

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

UNI MELBOURNE

Biomedicine

Minimum ATAR of 96.00. Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

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

VICTORIA

Biomedical Sciences

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

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

Biomedicine

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

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


Open Days 2016

                      INSTITUTION

DATE

TIME

CONTACT DETAILS

Australian Catholic University

Melbourne Campus

Ballarat Campus

 

Sun 14 August

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 4pm

10am – 3pm

1300 ASK ACU

Email: opendayvic@acu.edu.au

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

Australian College of Applied Psychology

Sun 14 August

10am – 2pm

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

Australian National University

Sat 27 August

9am – 4pm

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

Blue Mountains Hotel School (Leura Campus)

Sat 3 September

10am – 2pm

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

Bond University

 

Sat 23 July

2pm – 6pm

1800 074 074

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

Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Lilydale Campus

Box Hill Campus

 

Sun 21 August

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 269 445

www.boxhillinstitute.edu.au

Deakin University & Deakin College

Warrnambool Campus

Geelong Campus (Waurn Ponds & Waterfront)

Melbourne (Burwood) Campus

 

Sun 7 August

Sun 21 August

Sun 28 August

 

9am – 3pm

9am – 3pm

9am – 4pm

1800 334 733

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

Federation University of Australia

Mount Helen Campus; SMB

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1800 333 864

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

Holmesglen Institute

Open Thursday’s – all campuses

 

11 August

15 September

27 October

15 December

 

Various times

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

 

La Trobe University & La Trobe Melbourne

Shepparton Campus

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus

Bendigo Campus

Mildura Campus

 

Fri 5 August

Sun 7 August

Sun 14 August

Sun 17 August

 

4pm – 7pm

10am – 4pm

10am – 3pm

10am – 4pm

1300 135 045

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

Monash University

Peninsula Campus

Clayton & Caulfield Campuses

Parkville Campus (Pharmacy Focus)

 

Sat 6 August

Sun 7 August
Sun 21 August

 

10am – 3pm

10am – 4pm
10am – 3pm

1800 666 274

www.monash.edu.au/openday

Photographic Studies College

Sun 14 August

10am – 3pm

 9682 3191
https://www.psc.edu.au/

Navitas College of Public Safety
123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD

Sun 14 August

10am – 2pm

1800 783 661

www.ncps.edu.au

RMIT

City, Bundoora & Brunswick Campuses

 

Sun 14 August

 

10am – 4pm

9925 2260

www.rmit.edu.au/openday

Swinburne University

Hawthorn

 

Sun 31 July

 

10am – 4pm

1300 SWINBURNE

www.swinburne.edu.au/openday

University of Melbourne

Parkville & Southbank Campuses

 

Sun 21 August

 

9am – 4pm

1800 801 662

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

 

 

 

 

Victoria University

Footscray Park campus

 

Sun 28 August

 

10am – 3pm

1300 VIC UNI

www.vu.edu.au/open-day

William Angliss Institute of TAFE

 

Sun 14 August

 

10am – 4pm

1300 ANGLISS

http://www.angliss.edu.au


Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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



July 21

posted 20 Jul 2016, 19:36 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


Forthcoming Open Days and How to Make the Most of Them

Dates for your diaries:

·         Sunday 31 July – Swinburne University

·         Saturday 6 Aug – Monash (Peninsula)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

·         Collect information/brochures

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

·         Ask about international study opportunities – a popular option

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

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

·         Consider the facilities/clubs offered at your preferred institution

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

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


Year 12 News – Applying For Courses

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

 

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

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

VTACmag 2017

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

What is VET in the VCE?

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

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


Visit VET in the VCE.

Sandringham Sports Physio Career Session

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

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

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


News from La Trobe University

Ø  Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)

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

 

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

 

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

Find out more at La Trobe PPE

 

Ø  Aspire Generation

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


Ø  Aspire Program Applications

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

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

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

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

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


Deakin University Information Sessions

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

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

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


At ACU Students Are More Than Their ATAR

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


News from Monash University

Ø  Business Open House

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

 

Date:              Sunday 14 August 2016

Time:              11am – 3pm

Venue:           Level 7, 271 Collins Street in the city

 

Find out more at Business Open House

 

Ø  New Pathways to Law

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

 

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

·         Bachelor of Arts (Law Pathway)

·         Bachelor of Commerce (Law Pathway)

·         Bachelor of Science (Law Pathway)

 

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

The second year of the relevant double degree course:

–        Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts

–        Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce

–        Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Science

OR

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

Find out more at New Pathways to Law

 

Ø  The Monash Guarantee

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

 

To be eligible for the Monash Guarantee students must:

·         attend a Monash under- represented school

·         have experienced financial disadvantage

·         be an Indigenous Australian

 

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

 

Ø  MADA Art, Design and Architecture Workshops

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

When: 26 & 27 September

Where: MADA (Caulfield campus)

For: Year 11 & 12 students

Bookings: www.monash.edu/mada/workshops


Ø  New Vertical Arts Double Degrees

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

Ø  Why Study Science at Monash?

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

UNIVERSITY

VCE PREREQUISITES

ATAR 2016

DEAKIN
M – Melbourne campus
G – Waurn Ponds campus    

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

68.80 (M)
57.00 (G)

FEDERATION
Gi – Gippsland campus
Mt H – Mt Helen campus    

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

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

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


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

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

Science – Hallmark Program: Minimum ATAR of 85.00.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.

91.85 (M)
n/a (B)

MONASH
C – Clayton campus

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

85.00 (C)

Science Advanced – Global Challenges:
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 30 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

n/a (C)

Science Advanced – Research:
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 30 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 30 in two of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

95.00 (C)

RMIT
C – City campus

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

68.00 (C)

Science – Dean’s Scholar Program:
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

80.55 (C)

SWINBURNE
H – Hawthorn campus
** Professional degree

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

65.00+ (H)
80.00+ H) **

UNI MELBOURNE
P – Parkville campus

Minimum ATAR of 85.00. Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.--OR--Minimum ATAR of 85.00. Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in both of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) and Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

85.00 (P)

VICTORIA
FP – Footscray Park campus

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

n/a (FP)



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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



July 14

posted 13 Jul 2016, 22:14 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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


Tips for Open Days

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

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

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

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

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

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


Pharmacy Update at Monash University

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

 

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


Plan My GAP Year

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

 

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

 

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


Studying at Le Cordon Bleu

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

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

 

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

Venue:           488 South Road in Moorabbin


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


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


Aspire Program at La Trobe University

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

 

Applicants will need to meet a few criteria including –

 

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

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


Types of volunteering include

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

 

Key dates

Applications already open – 1 June 2016

Applications close – 31 August 2016

Notification of Outcome – from early September 2016

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

 

COURSE

ASPIRE ATAR

Audiology

70

Clinical Prosthetics & Orthotics

70

Dentistry

97

Dietetics

85

Exercise Physiology

60

Law

70

Law Double Degrees

70

Midwifery

70

Nursing

60

Occupational Therapy

70

Oral Health Science

60

Orthoptics

70

Physiotherapy

90

Podiatry

60

Speech Pathology

80


News from Swinburne University

Ø  Know Lounge at Open Day

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

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

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

 

Ø  New Majors in Health Science

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

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

Explore Health Science majors at Health Science Majors


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

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

 

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

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


Arts Degrees on offer in Victoria

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

INSTITUTION

MAJOR STUDIES

ATAR 2016

ACU
M – Melbourne Campus

 

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

50.00 (M)

DEAKIN

G – Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
M – Melbourne Campus

W – Warrnambool Campus

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

55.10 (G)
60.15 (M)

n/a (W)

FEDERATION UNI
G – Gippsland Campus
MH – Mount Helen Campus

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

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

LA TROBE
M – Melbourne Campus

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

50.05 (M)

MONASH
Ca – Caulfield Campus
CL – Clayton Campus

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

81.00 (Ca)
85.00 (Cl)

SWINBURNE

H – Hawthorn Campus

* Professional Degree

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

60.00 (H)

80.00+ (H)*

UNI MELBOURNE
P – Parkville Campus

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

88.85 (P)

VICTORIA UNI

FN – Footscray Nelson Campus
FP – Footscray Park Campus

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

n/a (FN)

n/a (FP)

 

 

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


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

·         Teaching & educational administration

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

 

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


Win an AFL Game Day Experience

Connect with Deakin University and win an AFL Game Day Experience

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

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

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

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

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



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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

June 16

posted 15 Jun 2016, 19:04 by Sue White

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

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

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

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


The Swinburne Advantage

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

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

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

Professional Degrees -
Professional Degrees  

Professional Placements - Professional Placements  

Professional Internships - Professional Internships  

Industry-Linked Projects - Industry-Linked Projects  


News from Deakin University

Ø  Update from the Faculty of Business and Law

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

 

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

 

Ø  Update from the Faculty of Arts and Education

Entertainment production students gain industry experience promoting new Australian film!


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

 

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


Visual Merchandising at Kangan

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

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

 

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

 

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


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

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


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

 

Date:              Monday 27 June 2016

Time:              10am – 3pm

Venue:           PSC College, 65 City Road in Southbank 

 

Bookings are essential and can be made at PSC Experience Day 


Passion for Law and Commerce - Early Entry Program

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

 

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

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


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

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

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

 

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


Snapshot of Monash University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ü  have experienced financial disadvantage

ü  are an Indigenous Australian

ü  attend a Monash under-represented school

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


Engineering Degrees in Victoria

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


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

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE

MAJOR STUDIES

ATAR 2016

DEAKIN
M – Melbourne
W – Waurn Ponds

Civil

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

61.85 (W)

Electrical & Electronics

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

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

Mechanical

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

65.25 (M)
62.70 (W)

Mechatronics

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

n/a (M)
60.50 (W)

LA TROBE

M – Melbourne
B – Bendigo

Civil

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

60.45 (M)

n/a (B)

Engineering

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

73.40 (M)

71.20 (B)

MONASH

Cl – Clayton

Aerospace *

Aerodynamics, Aeronautical, Aerospace Engineering, Avionics, Engineering.

91.30 (Cl)

Engineering *

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

91.10 (Cl)

Environmental *

Engineering, Environmental engineering.

n/a (Cl)

Mining *

Engineering, Mining engineering.

n/a (Cl)

Software *

Engineering, Software engineering.

88.20 (Cl)

RMIT

C – City
C/B – City & Bundoora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RMIT

C – City
C/B – City & Bundoora

 

Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics

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

82.25 (C/B)

Aerospace

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

90.10 (C/B)

Automotive

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

n/a (C/B)

Biomedical

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

85.65 (C)

Chemical *

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

76.45 (C)

Civil & Infrastructure

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

85.20 (C/B)

Computer & Network

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

73.00 (C)

Electrical

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

72.30 (C)

Electrical & Electronic

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

72.15 (C)

Environmental

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

81.40 (C/B)

Mechanical

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

84.05 (C/B)

Sustainable Systems

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

n/a (C/B)

Software Engineering

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

82.00 (C)

SWINBURNE

H – Hawthorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R.C. – Range of Criteria used for selection

Civil

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

75.00+ (H)

Construction

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

75.00+ (H)

Electrical & Electronic

Electrical and power, Software engineering, Telecommunications.

75.00+ (H)

Engineering (Professional)

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

80.00+ (H)

Mechanical

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

75.00+ (H)

Product Design

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

R.C.

Robotics & Mechatronics

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

75.00+ (H)

VICTORIA

FP – Footscray Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

# Engineering degrees at VU require any maths

Architectural #

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

n/a (FP)

Civil #

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

n/a (FP)

Electrical & Electronic #

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

n/a (FP)

Mechanical #

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

n/a (FP)

Sports
Engineering #

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

n/a (FP)



Ms O’Sullivan & Mrs White

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



June 9

posted 8 Jun 2016, 22:59 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


Reminders for Forthcoming Events

Melbourne University (Register here)

Focus on Law:    Thursday 9th June

Focus on Music (Southbank Campus):    Tuesday 14 June

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

Deakin University Exercise and Sport Science Information Sessions

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

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus 

Saturday, 9th July 11.00am-1.00pm

Venue: DD 2.101  

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

Melbourne Burwood campus

Saturday, 23rd July 11.00am-1.00pm

Venue: The Point (BCC level 2)

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

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

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

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

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

To Register click here.


News from the University of Melbourne

Ø  The John Button Schools Prize

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

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

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

Ø  Focus on the Bachelor of Biomedicine

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

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

Find out more at Bachelor of Biomedicine at Melbourne

Ø  Experience a Day at Melbourne

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

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

Find out more about:

·         Undergraduate degrees and graduate pathways at Melbourne

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

·         Admissions and entry requirements

·         Access Melbourne and Melbourne Scholarships

·         Accommodation options

·         How parents can help with the transition to university.

 

Date:              Friday 8 July 2016

Location:       Parkville Campus, the University of Melbourne

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

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

News from RMIT University

Ø  Experience Days

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

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

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

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

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

Ø  SLAMs at RMIT

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

SLAMs can…

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

SLAMs cannot…

·         write your assessment tasks for you

·         hand out their phone numbers or email addresses

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

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

Ø  Urban Futures Competition

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more at Urban Futures Competition Email a submission 

Ø  New Double Degree in Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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

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

News From La Trobe University

Ø  What Is The Aspire Generation

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

Ø  Spring Into The Great Outdoors These Holidays!

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

When: 26-30 September, 2016;  

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

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

Sign up now.


Monash University Computer Boot Games Camp 2016

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

Date:              Tuesday 5 July - Thursday 7 July 2016

Time:              9am – 6pm

Venue:           Clayton Campus, Monash University

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

Please register at
CGBC - Computer Games Boot amp 2016 REGISTRATION


Where Can I Study Physiotherapy

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

 

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


Graphic & Visual Design Degrees offered by Victorian Universities

 

UNIVERSITY

 VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

SELECTION & ATAR 2016

ACU



M – Melbourne Campus

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

58.50 (M)

Selection: ATAR

DEAKIN


GW – Geelong Waterfront
M – Melbourne Campus

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

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

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

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

FEDERATION

CS – Camp Street Campus
G – Gippsland Campus

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

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

LA TROBE

 

M – Melbourne Campus
B – Bendigo Campus

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

85.00 (M)
Selection: ATAR

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

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

MONASH

 

 

 

C – Caulfield Campus

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

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

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

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

RMIT


M – Melbourne Campus

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

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

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

Range of Criteria (M)
Selection: Folio and Interview

SWINBURNE

 

H – Hawthorn Campus

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

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

UNI
MELBOURNE

 




P – Parkville Campus
VCA – Victorian College of the Arts

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

85+ (P)
Selection: ATAR

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

Range of Criteria (VCA)

Selection: Supplementary Form, Folio and Interview

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


Medical Imaging Courses

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


Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Medical Imaging Technology

So, you want to be a Sonographer?  


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

INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE PREREQUISITES

2016 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

CQU
M - Melbourne Campus

Medical Sonography

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

83.25 (M)

Deakin University

 

 

 

G - Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Medical Imaging

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

77.45 (G)

Monash University

 

 

 

C – Clayton Campus

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

Radiography and Medical Imaging

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

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

Radiation Sciences

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

82.45 (Ca)

RMIT University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B – Bundoora Campus

 

Medical Radiations (Radiography)

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in one of Biology or Chemistry; and Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

Selection based on the ATAR and supplementary form (B)

Medical Radiations (Nuclear Medicine)

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in one of Biology or Chemistry; and Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

Selection based on the ATAR and supplementary form (B)

Medical Radiations (Radiation Therapy)

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in one of Biology or Chemistry; and Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

Selection based on the ATAR and supplementary form (B)

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


The University of Melbourne (UoM) – Quick Facts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Ms O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & Mrs White

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

June 2

posted 1 Jun 2016, 18:37 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


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

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

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

 

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

 

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


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


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

 

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


Real Estate as a Career

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

 

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


News from Deakin University

Ø  Nursing & Midwifery Information Sessions

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

 

Melbourne Burwood Campus
Date:             
Wednesday 20 July 2016

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

OR

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


Geelong Waterfront Campus
Date:             
Wednesday 20 July 2016

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

 

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

 

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


Ø  Explore Deakin

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

 

Students can also access this resource at Explore Deakin


Bond University Twilight Open Day Student Experience 2016

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

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


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


Snapshot of Australian Catholic University

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

·         There are over 30,000 students nationally

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

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

Education and Arts

Health Sciences

Law and Business

Theology and Philosophy

·         ACU Student Accommodation is offered at five campuses

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bachelor of Digital Media

Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Laws

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

Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Exercise Science

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

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


Career as a Park Ranger

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

Park rangers may perform the following tasks:

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

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

 

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

INSTITUTION

COURSE

Box Hill Institute

Bachelor of Biosecurity Science 

Chisholm Institute

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Deakin University

Bachelor of Environmental Science - Environmental Management & Sustainability

Holmesglen Institute

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management  

La Trobe University

Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation Education  

Melbourne Polytechnic

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management  

Monash University

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts  

RMIT University

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management  

Swinburne University

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management  


Information Technology Degrees on offer in Victoria

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

 

INSTITUTION

VCE PREREQUISITES

MAJOR STUDIES

ACU

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

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

CHARLES STURT

n/a

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

CQU

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

Application Development, Business Analysis, Network Security.

DEAKIN

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

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

FEDERATION

 

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 15 in any English.

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

LA TROBE

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

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

MONASH

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

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

RMIT

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

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

SWINBURNE

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

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

VICTORIA

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

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

 


Ms O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & Mrs White

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


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