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June 18

posted 17 Jun 2015, 23:23 by Sue White

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

 

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


Royal Victorian Aero Club Flying Scholarship 2015

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


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


Applications close on August 14, 2015.


University of Melbourne JD Showcase

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

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

Event details

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

*Fee waivers are available for students experiencing financial need. 

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

 

Click here to submit an Expression of Interest to attend.

 


Ø 
Year 10 Independence DayNews from Monash University

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

 

Date:              Thursday 2 July 2015

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

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

 

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

 

Ø  Year 11 Inspiration Day

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

 

Date:              Wednesday 8 July 2015

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

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


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


Ø  Pharmacy Open House

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

 

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

Venue:         Monash Parkville Campus, 381 Royal Parade in Parkville

 

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


Snapshot of Australian Catholic University

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

·         There are over 33,000 students nationally

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

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

Education and Arts

Health Sciences

Law and Business

Theology and Philosophy

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

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

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

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

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

·         ACU will be introducing a number of new courses in 2016:

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

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

Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Applied Public Health
 – aimed at students interested in individual and public health

Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Exercise Science

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

·         ACUcom provides excellent pathways to select bachelor degrees at ACU.  Courses on offer through ACUcom include exercise science, nursing, education support -   ACUcom Courses and new in 2016 will be certificate and diploma courses in early childhood education so watch this space!


Clinical Exercise Physiology at Deakin University

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


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

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


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


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

Students may also choose to browse Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology


Career as a Physiotherapist

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

 

A physiotherapist may perform the following tasks:

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

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

·         perform spinal and joint mobilisation and manipulation

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

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

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

                                                                                                                         Job Guide - Physiotherapist

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

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

Charles Sturt - Physiotherapy

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

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

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

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

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


Quick Facts about William Angliss Institute (WAI)

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

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

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

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

2.  Tourism, Travel & Resorts - Tourism

3.  Hospitality and Hotel Management - Hospitality 

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

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

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

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

Resort Management

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


Business Degrees at Victorian Universities

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

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE PREREQUISITES

MAJOR STUDIES

CQU

Business

n/a

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

CHARLES STURT

Business Studies

n/a

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

FEDERATION

Business
(Gippsland Campus)

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

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

Business
(Ballarat Campus)

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

Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Tourism.

LA TROBE

Business

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

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

MONASH

Business

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

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

RMIT

Business – Associate Degree

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

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

SWINBURNE

Business

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

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

Business – Associate Degree

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

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

VICTORIA

Business

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

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


Commerce Degrees at Victorian Universities

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

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE PREREQUISITES

MAJOR STUDIES

ACU

Commerce

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

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

DEAKIN

Commerce

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

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

FEDERATION

Commerce

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

Accounting, Economics, Finance, Law (business).

LA TROBE

Commerce

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

Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing.

MONASH

Commerce

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

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

CANBERRA *

Commerce

n/a

Accounting, Business Management, Human Resource Management.

MELBOURNE

Commerce

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

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

*Offered at Holmesglen Institute Chadstone Campus



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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



June 11

posted 10 Jun 2015, 19:59 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


Reminders for Forthcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Career as an IT Manager

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

 

An IT manager needs:

 

ü  aptitude for technical activities

ü  logical approach to the solution of problems

ü  able to work independently or as part of a team

ü  strong communication and negotiation skills

ü  willing to update knowledge as technology changes

ü  an interest in information technology and telecommunications

ü  the ability to lead and motivate

ü  problem-solving skills

ü  excellent written and presentation skills


Find out more by visiting
Job Guide - Information Technology


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

A comprehensive list of courses can be found at
VTAC


Have You Ever Thought Of Studying Surveying?

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

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

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

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

When:          Thursday the 9th of July                

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

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

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

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

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


Bond University Open Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


Three Ways to become a Teacher

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Visit Monash Education


News From ACU

Ø  Course News

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ø  ACU Early Achiever’s Program

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

 

Applications open: Monday 19 August.

 

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


Ø  Passion for Business (P4B) Program

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

 

The benefits for successful applicants will be –

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

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

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

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

·         Textbook Voucher: ALL Semester 1 textbooks provided free!

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

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


University of Canberra (UC) Portfolio Entry

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

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


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


News from La Trobe University

Ø  Folio Workshops

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

 

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

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


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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

Ø  Physiotherapy – Pathways

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Ø  Early Offer ‘Aspire’ Program At La Trobe University

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

 

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

 

Online applications opened on Monday 1 June.

 

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


The National Product Design Engineering Challenge

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Quick Facts about Victoria University (VU)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Engineering Degrees

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


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

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE

ATAR 2015

Deakin University

Civil

60.30 (WP)

Electrical & Electronics

60.55 (WP)

Mechanical

61.60 (WP)

Mechatronics

66.90 (WP)

La Trobe University

Civil

61.35 (M), 64.60 (B)

Computer Systems

64.55 (M), 64.55 (B)

Electronic

60.60 (M), 60.60 (B)

Mechatronics & Robotics

62.00 (M), 62.00 (B)

Monash University

Aerospace *

91.45 (Cl)

Engineering *

91.00 (Cl)

Environmental *

n/a (Cl)

Mining *

n/a (Cl)

Software *

88.10 (Cl)

RMIT University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics

82.05 (C/B)

Aerospace

90.10 (C/B)

Automotive

82.50 (C/B)

Biomedical

85.30 (C)

Chemical

80.25 (C)

Civil & Infrastructure

90.00 (C/B)

Computer & Network

75.45 (C)

Electrical

75.10 (C)

Electrical & Electronic

75.05 (C)

Environmental

80.20 (C/B)

Mechanical

86.05 (C/B)

Sustainable Systems

78.30 (C)

Software Engineering

83.45 (C)

Swinburne University

Biomedical

85.00 (H)

Civil

85.00 (H)

Construction

84.95 (H)

Electrical & Electronic

83.95 (H)

Mechanical

85.00 (H)

Product Design

R.C.

Robotics & Mechatronics

80.05 (H)

Telecommunication & Network

90.05 (H)

Software

85.00 (H)

Victoria University

Architectural

56.50 (FP)

Civil

53.20 (FP)

Electrical & Electronic

50.90 (FP)

Mechanical

50.95 (FP)

Sports

52.50 (FP)

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


You Want To Be An Occupational Therapist?

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

 

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

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

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


New Fashion Facilities At RMIT

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

 

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


Public Health Careers Night

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

 

When: 5pm – 7:30pm, Monday 15 June;

 

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

 

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


Box Hill Institute’s Certificate IV In Disability

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


Obtaining An Apprenticeship

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

 

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

 

See: www.grouptraining.com.au.  

 

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



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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



June 4

posted 3 Jun 2015, 18:43 by Sue White

REMINDER: UMAT APPLICATIONS CLOSE TOMORROW AT 5PM!


With examinations over for the Senior School, students can look forward to commencing Semester 2 of 2015 with renewed commitment to study.  Having goals and ambitions can help with motivation for study and we hope that the Year 10 students have benefited from their Careers conversations this term.   All students are reminded to strive consistently to achieve their best throughout Semester 2 in order to set themselves up for a successful academic year in 2016, whether in a tertiary environment or the next level of secondary education.

 

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

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


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

 
Find out more at
Where Grads Go


Working as an Auslan Interpreter

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

Interpreters may perform the following tasks:

·         interpret verbal or signed communications between two parties

·         provide interpretations of conversations or speeches

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

·         verbally translate written texts

 

Job Guide - Interpreter

 

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

 

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


Lattitude Application Deadline

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

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


Academy of Design Folio Preparation Courses and Open Day

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

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

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


News from Swinburne University

Ø  Aviation at Swinburne

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

 

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

 

Ø  Biomedical Engineering at Swinburne

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

Find out more at Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)


Pathway to Medicine at University of Queensland (UQ)

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

 

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


News from Monash University

Ø  Making Music with Technology

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

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

 

To find out more visit Creative Music Technology


Snapshot of James Cook University (JCU)

Ø  Quick Facts about JCU

·         JCU is 1 university in 2 countries with 3 campuses

·         JCU is the second-oldest university in Queensland

·         JCU is the leading university in the tropics

·         JCU has seven colleges

o    Arts, Society and Education

o    Business, Law and Governance

o    Healthcare Sciences

o    Marine and Environmental Sciences

o    Medicine and Dentistry

o    Public Health, Medical, and Veterinary Sciences

o    Science, Technology, and Engineering  

·         JCU has a campus in Cairns, Townsville and Singapore

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

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

·         JCU has an excellent Student Exchange Program

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

 

Ø  Fast Facts for Health Students

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

 

1.    Read and follow the instructions to the letter

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

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

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

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

6.    Complete your answers within the space provided

7.    Write neatly so your answers can be read!

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

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

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


Visit JCU Health for more information!


 Paralegal Degrees in Victoria

COURSE

INSTITUTION

PREREQUISITES

ATAR 2015

Criminology

Deakin University

 

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

60 (G)

66.05 (M)

Criminology/IT Security

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

n/a (G)

60.25 (M)

Criminology/Psychological Science

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

61.25 (G)

78.00 (M)

Forensic Science

 

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

55.00 (G)

Forensic Science / Criminology

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

66.85 (G)

Criminal and Justice

Navitas College of Public Safety

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

n/a (M)

Criminal Justice Administration

RMIT University

 

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

83.05 (M)

Criminology & Psychology

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

90.00 (M)

Legal and Dispute Studies

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

75.45 (M)

Legal Practice (Ass Degree)

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

n/a (M)

Psychology and Forensic Science – Arts

Swinburne University

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

72.50 (H)

Psychology and Forensic Science – Social Science

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

75.00 (H)

Security & Counter Terrorism - Arts

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

72.00 (H)

Security & Counter Terrorism – Social Science

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

72.45 (H)

Criminal Justice Studies

Victoria University

 

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

50.10 (F)

Legal Services

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

58.05 (M)(F)

Legal Studies

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

57.20 (F)

 

 

 

 

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

 

Visit VTAC for a comprehensive list


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


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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

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

 

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


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


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

 

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


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






May 28

posted 27 May 2015, 05:27 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


Wanting To Study Medicine

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

 

Seewww.umat.acer.edu.au


News From Monash University

‘At Monash’ Seminars

This series continues with the following seminars:

 

Thursday 28 May – Engineering (Clayton),

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

 

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


Where Do Monash Alumni Go?

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


News From The University Of Melbourne

Focus On Melbourne Seminars

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

Science 2 June,

Law 4 June,

Engineering 11 June,

IT 11 June,

Music 24 June, and

VCA 25 June

 

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


GET A UniExperience AT MELBOURNE

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

 

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

 

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


Hands On Engineering

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

 

When: Thursday 2 July;

Who: Year 10 students;

 

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

Hands On Computing

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

 

When: Tuesday 7 July;

Who: Year 10 students;

 

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


Melbourne Rises In World Rankings

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

 

Have You Subscribed To ‘My Melbourne’

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

 

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


Top Australian Universities 2014 - 15 by University Rankings

RANK

INSTITUTION

COUNTRY / REGION

33

University of Melbourne

Australia

45

Australian National University

Australia

60

University of Sydney

Australia

65

University of Queensland Australia

Australia

83

Monash University

Australia

109

University of New South Wales

Australia

157

University of Western Australia

Australia

164

University of Adelaide

Australia



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

 

Top Australian Universities 2014 - 15 by University Reputation

RANK

INSTITUTION

COUNTRY / REGION

41

University of Melbourne

Australia

51-60

Australian National University

Australia

51-60

University of Sydney

Australia

81-90

University of Queensland Australia

Australia

91 - 100

Monash University

Australia

 

Visit World University Rankings 2014-2015 for more information.


Making Music With Technology

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

 

Contact ben.grayson@monash.edu for details.  


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

 

Discover Deakin at Melbourne Burwood

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

Discover Deakin at Geelong Waterfront

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

To find out more and to register visit Discover Deakin


Snapshot of Deakin – Waurn Ponds Campus

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

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

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

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


Experience ACU

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

 

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

 

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

 

Information: 1300 275 228.  


Experience La Trobe University

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

 

Register: www.latrobe.edu.au/experience


News from the Australian National University

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

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

Ø  Introducing the Bachelor of Political Science

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


Bond University Biomedicine and Medicine Information Evening

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

Date:              Tuesday 18 August 2015

Time:              6pm – 8pm

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

 

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


National Youth Science Forum

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

 

Applications must be endorsed by a local Rotary Club.

 

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

 

The Forums are in Canberra in January 2016.


News from the Moorabbin Flying Services

Ø  Open Day

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

Date:              Saturday 6 June 2015

Time:              10am – 2pm

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

Ø  Airline Pilot Workshop

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

ü  have a hands on experience and learn some practical theory

ü  meet people in the industry

ü  fly one of a modern aircraft twice under instruction

ü  gain some time in the CASA-approved simulator

ü  explore the facilities of Moorabbin Airport


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

 

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


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

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

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

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

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


VCE Lectures

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

 

Subjects on offer:

 

4 & 5 July – Literature

11 & 12 July – Australian History

11 & 12 July – History Revolutions

 

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


RMIT News

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

 

Science In The City Laboratory Tours

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

 

RMIT Experience Days

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

 

What/When:

29 June - Engineering (City);

30 June - Health and Medical sciences;

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

2 July – Engineering (Bundoora); Sustainability;

3 July – Project Management.


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

 

Career Discovery In Fashion and Textiles

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

 

When: 8 – 9 July;

Cost: $275;

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


Journalism At La Trobe University

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

 

Why study at La Trobe?

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


Real Estate as a Career

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

 

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


Useful Websites

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

 

My Future

Australian Government Department of Employment

Job Guide

MEGT Apprenticeships

Australia's Careers Online

Graduate Careers Australia

Careers with Victorian Government

Health Heroes

Youth Central

Engineer Your Career

Australian Job Search

Ace Day Jobs



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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



May 21

posted 20 May 2015, 21:21 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


REMINDER: UMAT2015 Registrations Closing Soon

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

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


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


National Youth Science Forum 2016

Are you in Year 11 and studying science?

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

·         interested in a career in science, technology and engineering

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

·         an Australian Citizen or has permanent residency status

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

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

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

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


The Year 8 ChallENGe

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

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


When: 6 8 July, 2015

Time: 9am 3:30pm daily

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


News from the University of Melbourne

Ø  ‘A Day at Melbourne’

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


When
:          Friday 10 July 2015

Time:              10am – 3:30pm

Location:       Parkville Campus, Melbourne

 

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

 

Ø  Guaranteed and Minimum Entry Scores for 2016 Undergraduate Entry

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

 

 

Domestic students – minimum ATAR

International students – guaranteed entry*

Agriculture

70.00

70.00

Arts

85.00

85.00

Biomedicine

96.00

96.00

Commerce

93.00

93.00

Environments

85.00

85.00

Fine Arts

NA^

NA^

Music

NA^

NA^

Oral Health

85.00

85.00

Science

85.00

85.00

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

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

 

Ø  Bachelor of Commerce Guarantee Continues in 2016

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

 

Find out more at Bachelor of Commerce

 

Ø  Are You Subscribed to My Melbourne?

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

 

Ø  Winter School for VCE Students

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dates:          Saturday 4 - Australian History

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 July - History: Revolutions

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 July - Literature
          

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

 

Registrations are essential!  Go to Winter School


News from La Trobe University

Ø  Aspire – Early Admissions Program

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

 

·         A recommendation by the Principal (or their nominee)

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


Types of volunteering include

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

 

Key dates

 

Applications Open – 1 June 2015

Applications Close - 31 August 2015

Notification of Outcome – from early September 2015

 

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

 

COURSE

ASPIRE ATAR

2015 ATAR

Audiology

70

Above 85

Clinical Prosthetics & Orthotics

70

Above 89

Dentistry

97

Above 99

Dietetics

85

Above 93

Exercise Physiology

60

Above 77

Law

70

Above 90

Law Double Degrees

70

Above 90

Midwifery

70

Above 84

Nursing

60

Above 70

Occupational Therapy

70

Above 83

Oral Health Science

60

Above 79

Orthoptics

70

Above 88

Physiotherapy

90

Above 97

Podiatry

60

Above 70

Speech Pathology

85

Above 86


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

 

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

 

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

 

Ø  La Trobe Hallmark Program

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

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

 

To be eligible, students should:

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

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

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

ü  achieve a high ATAR for VCE or equivalent in 2015

 

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

 

Ø  Experience La Trobe

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

Date:              Thursday 9 July 2015

Time:           9:30am – 4pm

Venue:         Melbourne Campus

 

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

 

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


News from RMIT University

Ø  RMIT Experience Days

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

 

Tuesday 30 June - Health and Medical Sciences (Bundoora)

 

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

 

Register at Experience Days

Ø  Associate Degree in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

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

 

Ø  Associate Degrees

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


Studying in the USA

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

 

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

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


Graphic & Visual Design Degrees Offered By Victorian Universities

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

 

UNIVERSITY

 VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS & SELECTION

ATAR 2015

Australian Catholic University

 

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

60.85 (M)

Selection: ATAR

Deakin University

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

 55.00 (GW), 56.40 (M)

Selection: ATAR

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

56.30 (GW), 55.65 (M)

Selection: ATAR

Federation University

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

Range of Criteria (CS) and GP)

Selection: Supplementary Form, Folio and Interview

La Trobe University

 

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

50.15 (M)

Selection: ATAR

Range of Criteria (B)

Selection: Folio and Interview

Monash University

 

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

85.05 (C)

Selection: ATAR

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

n/a (C)

Selection: ATAR

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

Range of Criteria (C)

Selection: Supplementary Form, Folio and Interview

RMIT University

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

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

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

Range of Criteria (M)

Selection: Folio and Interview

Swinburne University

 

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

79.95 (H)

92.05 (H) *

Selection: ATAR

University of Melbourne (VCA)

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

Range of Criteria (M)

Selection: Supplementary Form, Folio and Interview

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




Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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


May 14

posted 13 May 2015, 23:30 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


Education USA Advising Session For Undergraduate Studies

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

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

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


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


Journalists may perform the following tasks:

·         gather news and information by interviewing people and attending events

·         undertake research to provide background information for articles

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

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

·         present news on air (television and radio)

 

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

 

UNIVERSITY

COURSE

MAJOR STUDIES

ATAR 2015

Deakin

Communication (Journalism)

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

61.85 (G)
61.25 (M)

La Trobe

Media & Communication (Journalism)

Journalism

60.25 (M)

Media & Communication (Sport Journalism)

Journalism (sport)

60.20 (M)

Media & Communication (Media Industries)

Media Industries

50.00 (M)

Melbourne

Arts

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

90.05 (P)

Monash *

Arts (Journalism)

Journalism, Journalism studies

 

81.00 (Ca)

RMIT

Communication (Journalism)

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

87.65 (C)

Swinburne

Arts (Journalism)

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

75.00 (H)

Victoria

Communication
(Digital Media)

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

n/a (F)

Communication (Professional Writing)

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

56.65 (F)

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

*Journalism is offered with other degrees at Monash University. 

Careers in Sports Medicine

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

 

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

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

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

Enquiries:    events@opsmc.com.au;

 

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


So You Want To Study Architecture?

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

 

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

 

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


Folio Preparation Courses

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

 

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


News from Victoria University

Ø  Be You at VU

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

 

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

 

·         explore future study and career options

·         have a fun day on campus experiencing uni life

·         take part in workshops and a free lunch

·         examine current passions or discover new ones

 

Date:              Wednesday 8 July 2015

Time:              10am – 3pm

Venue:           Footscray Park Campus, Ballarat Road in Footscray

 

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

 

Ø  Law at Victoria University

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

 

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


La Trobe University Update

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Swinburne University Information Nights

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

 

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

 

Register here.


Universities in Western Australia

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

 

1.    Curtin University

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

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

 

2.    Edith Cowan University (ECU)

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

 

3.    Murdoch University

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

 

 

4.    University of Western Australia (UWA)

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

 

5.    University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA)

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

Visit UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME AUSTRALIA to find out more!


UNSW Co-op Program

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

 

What do UNSW Co-op Program Scholars gain?

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

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

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

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

·         Professional development & leadership training during their degree

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

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

 

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

 

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


Nursing and/or Midwifery Undergraduate Degree Courses in Victoria

UNIVERSITY

 VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

ATAR FOR 2015 ENTRY

ACU

Midwifery (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

75.80 (M)

Nursing (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

60.00 (M), 59.65 (Ba)

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

59.25 (M)

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

59.60 (Ba)

CHARLES STURT

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

70.00 (AW)

DEAKIN

Nursing (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

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

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

84.45 (M)

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

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

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

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

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

67.80 (M)

FEDERATION

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

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

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

40.70 (Gi)

HOLMESGLEN

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

Minimum 50 (Mo)

LA TROBE

 

Nursing (30 in EAL or 25 in English)

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

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

84.80 (M)

MONASH

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

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

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

84.70 (P)

RMIT

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

61.70 (Bu)

VIC UNI

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

78.35 (St A)

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

50.35 (St A)

 

 

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

 

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


ENVIRONMENTAL AND MARINE CAREERS EXPO

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

 

When:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Defence Force Recruiting

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Keeper/Vet For A Day

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

 

Who: Years 7 - 12;

 

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

 

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

 

Bookings: 1300 966 784.  


Access Education 2015 Mid-Year Lecture Program

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

 

Students will have access to:

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

·         Extensive and detailed 2½ - 3 hour lectures

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

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

·         A greater level of confidence

·         Subject specific study notes prepared by the lecturer

·         General and subject specific study/learning strategies

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

 

Find out more at Access Education Midyear Lectures




Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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





May 7

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

                                     

Friday 15th May:                 Bond University, 1pm

 

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

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

 

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

 

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


Study In Canada Information Night

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

Australian Catholic University

Exchange and Study Abroad

Deakin University

Student Exchange

Federation University

Study Abroad and Exchange Programs

La Trobe University

Students going on Exchange

Monash University

Study Abroad

RMIT University

Study Abroad

Swinburne University

Study Abroad

University of Melbourne

Study Abroad

Victoria University

Student Exchange Program


Where will the Jobs be in 2019?

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

 

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

 

INDUSTRY

EMPLOYMENT GROWTH TO 2019

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing

3.7%

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

3.8%

Construction

13.0%

Wholesale Trade

6.3%

Retail Trade

8.9%

Accommodation and Food Services

13.9%

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

10.2%

Information Media and Telecommunications

4.0%

Financial and Insurance Services

11.3%

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

12.6%

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

14.4%

Administrative and Support Services

8.0%

Public Administration and Safety

7.0%

Education and Training

15.6%

Health Care and Social Assistance

18.7%

Arts and Recreation Services

13.8%

Other Services

7.6%

 

 

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


Career in Film & Television

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

 

Browse Media Match Job Descriptions


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


INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE REQUIREMENTS

2015 ATAR

Deakin University

Animation & Motion Capture

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

60.75

Film & Television

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

71.00

Swinburne University

Film & Television

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

92.55

Film & Television (Animation)

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

80.00

University of Melbourne

Fine Arts (Film & Television)

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

R.C.



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


Careers in Sports Medicine Evening

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

 

Date:              Wednesday 27 May 2015

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

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

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

RSVP:              Registration is essential by Monday 25 May 2015

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


UNSW Medicine – an Award-Winning Program

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Work Experience of a Lifetime Program

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


Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Doctor of Dental Medicine

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

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

 

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


Find out more at Science (Advanced)/Dental Medicine


‘UniExperience Day’ at Melbourne University

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

ü  One night accommodation and meals

ü  A guided campus tour

ü  Information on Melbourne courses

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

ü  Social activities organised by current university students


Date:              Thursday 9 July 2015

Location:       Parkville Campus, Melbourne

Cost:               $100

 

Registrations are open at UniExperience Day at Melbourne


Exercise Science & Sport Degrees offered at Victorian Universities

UNIVERSITY

 COURSES

 VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

ATAR 2015

ACU

Exercise & Health Science

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

58.75 (M)

Exercise & Sport Science

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

58.50 (M)

DEAKIN

Business (Sport Management)

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

80.20 (M)

Exercise & Sport Science

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

61.75 (G)
80.15 (M)

Sport Development

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

68.35 (M)

FEDERATION

Exercise & Sport Science

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

n/a (Mt H)

Sport Management

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

n/a (Mt H)

LA TROBE

 

 

Business (Sport Development & Management)

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

50.30 (B)

Exercise Science

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

n/a (B)
70.05 (M)

Exercise Physiology

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

77.55 (B)

Sport Management

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

50.00 (M)

RMIT

Exercise & Sport Science

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

71.70 (Bu)

VIC UNI

 

Biomedical & Exercise Science

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

75.80 (F)

Exercise Science - Clinical

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

61.90 (F)

Exercise Science – Sport Practice

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

60.50 (F)

Sport Science – Exercise Science

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

50.05 (F)

Sport Science – Human Movement

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

53.30 (F)

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

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


 Job Titles/Roles in Exercise and Sport Science

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


There Is Life After Year 12!

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


Defence Force Recruiting Job Finer Tool

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


Defence Work Experience Placements

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



Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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




April 30

posted 29 Apr 2015, 20:16 by Sue White

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


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

 

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

 

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


Reminders


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

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

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

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


News from the Australian Catholic University

Ø  Early Achievers’ Program

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

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

 

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


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

Ø  New Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2017

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

 

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

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

 

Ø  University Experience Day

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

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

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



News from Bond University

Ø  Top 10 Reasons to study at Bond

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

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

***** Student to Staff Ratio

***** Teaching Quality

     *****  Overall Satisfaction

     *****  Generic Skills

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

·         Starting salaries

·         Getting a full-time job

 

2. Accelerated Degrees

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

 

3. Australia's Lowest Student to Staff Ratio

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

 

4. Five-Star Teaching Quality

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

 

5. Leadership Development

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

6. World-class Facilities

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

 

7. Practical Experience

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

8. Globally Focused Courses

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

 

9. Great Social Life on Campus

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

 

10. Global Bondy Alumni Network

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

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


Ø  Open Day 2015 at Bond

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


Interested In Studying Information Technology?

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

 

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

Who: Year 12 students;

Where: Monash University (Clayton);

Cost: Free, with morning tea and lunch;

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


Law Week 2015

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


Find out more at
Law Week 2015


Monash University Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Music

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

 

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


Melbourne University Courses Most Popular

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

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


igIdeas Expo

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


Swinburne Science Experience

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

 

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


La Trobe Unviersity News

Ø  Next Generation Youth Forum

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

 

Speakers:

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

 

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

 

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

The program will also include the team from PROJECT ROCKIT and

 

Thomas King, founder of SayNoToPalmOil.com.

 

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

 

When: Friday 22 May;

 

Where: La Trobe University (Bundoora);

 

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


Ø  2016 Nursing Prerequisites

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

 

Ø  2016 Occupational Therapy Prerequisite Clarification

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

 

Ø  Elite Athlete Bonus Entry Scheme

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


Deakin University and Navitas Rebrand College

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


VCE Information Night at Deakin University

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

 

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

 

Date:              Wednesday 20 May 2015

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

Venue:           Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus, Building BC

                       The Point@Mrs Robinson, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood

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


What does an Archivist do?

 

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

 

Find out more by visiting Job Guide - Archivist


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

ü  Earn good money

ü  Have the opportunity to travel and work overseas

ü  Have job security

ü  Enjoy a challenging, interesting and diverse career

 

Some of the potential roles for a Chartered Accountant include –


v  Financial planner

v  Forensic accountant

v  Financial office

v  Management accountant

v  Tax specialist

v  Stockbroker

v  Business analyst

v  Risk analyst

v  Auditor


 

So, how does one become a Chartered Accountant?


Step 1:         Choose an approved university business or commerce degree

Step 2:         Complete the degree with an accounting major

Step 3:         Begin the Chartered Accountants Program

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

 

Students wanting to be kept more should browse Chartered Accountants

Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science Courses in Victoria

What is the difference between Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science?

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical courses offered in Victoria include –

UNIVERSITY

 COURSE

VCE PREREQUISITES

ATAR FOR 2015

La Trobe University

Bachelor of Pharmacy

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

RC*

Supplementary Form

Monash University

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

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

92.15

 

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Scholars Program

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

98.10

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science

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

84.05

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Advanced with Honours

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

90.05

Engineering/Pharmaceutical Science

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

92.45

RMIT University

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

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

RC*

Supplementary Form

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

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

78.95





   *RC – Range of Criteria for selection






April 23

posted 23 Apr 2015, 04:55 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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

The VCE & Careers Expo

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Visit The VCE and Careers Expo to find out more!

Institute of Chartered Accountants Resources

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


Watch these vodcasts at Institute of Chartered Accountants Vodcasts

Study in Canada Information Session

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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



The International College of Hotel Management (Adelaide)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Careers in the Army

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

About the Army

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

Army Life

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

Training & Education

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

How to Join the Army

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

Women in the Army

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

Jobs in the Army

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

All other FAQs

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

 

 

 

News from Monash University

Ø  Prerequisite change - Engineering (Honours)/Pharmaceutical Science

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

 

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


Find out more about the course at
Engineering/Pharmaceutical Science

 

Ø  New Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Music

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

 

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

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

News from RMIT University

Ø  Big Picture Experience 2015

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


WORKSHOP

YEAR LEVELS

DATE

LOCATION

Business

10, 11 & 12

Monday 29 June

City Campus

Engineering

11 & 12

Monday 29 June

City Campus

Health and Medical Sciences

10, 11 & 12

Tuesday 30 June

Bundoora Campus

Justice and Legal

10, 11 & 12

Wednesday 1 July

City Campus

Music, Sound & Live Production

10, 11 & 12

Wednesday 1 July

City Campus

Science

10, 11 & 12

Wednesday 1 July

City Campus

Advertising, Marketing and PR

10, 11 & 12

Thursday 2 July

City Campus

Engineering

11 & 12

Thursday 2 July

Bundoora Campus

Sustainability

10, 11 & 12

Thursday 2 July

City Campus

Art and Design

10, 11 & 12

Friday 3 July

City Campus

Project Management

10, 11 & 12

Friday 3 July

City Campus






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

 

Ø  Science in the City Laboratory Tours

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

 

Tour dates:

Monday 29 June 2015, 11am to 2pm

Monday 21 September 2015, 11am to 2pm


Visit Science in the City Lab Tours  


Career as a Speech Pathologist

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

INSTITUTION

VCE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

2015 ATAR

Australian Catholic Uni

Speech Pathology

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

83.05

Charles Sturt Uni

Speech Pathology

n/a

75.00

La Trobe Uni

Speech Pathology

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

86.35 (M) 80.65 (B)

n/a (AW)

n/a (Mi) (S)




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


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


ACT and NSW

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

South Australia

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

Western Australia

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

Queensland

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


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

 

Speech pathologists may perform the following tasks:

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

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

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

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

ü  help children and adults overcome stuttering

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

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

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


Lattitude GAP Year Information Session

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

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

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


Careers in Sports Medicine Evening

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

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


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

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

Date:        Wednesday 27th May

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

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

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

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

RSVP by Monday 25th May

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






April 16

posted 15 Apr 2015, 18:15 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Reminder

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

Limited Free tickets available from Mrs White.


‘Focus On Melbourne’ Series

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

Date

Event

Campus

Thursday 14 May

Focus on Biomedicine

Parkville

Wednesday 20 May

Focus on Arts

Parkville

Thursday 21 May

Focus on Agriculture

Parkville

Tuesday 26 May

Focus on Commerce

Parkville

Wednesday 27 May

Focus on Environment

Parkville

Tuesday 2 June

Focus on Science

Parkville

Thursday 4 June

Focus on Law

Parkville

Thursday 11 June

Focus on Engineering

Parkville

Thursday 11 June

Focus on IT

Parkville

 

 

 

 

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

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


Upcoming ‘At Monash’ Seminars

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

 

DATE

EVENT

CAMPUS

Tuesday 21 April

Design and Fine Art

Caulfield

Tuesday 28 April

Architecture

Caulfield

Wednesday 29 April

Interior Architecture

Caulfield

Thursday 30 April

Psychology

Clayton

Tuesday 5 May

Medicine and Biomedical Science

Clayton

Wednesday 13 May

Law

Clayton

Thursday 14 May

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

Clayton

Tuesday 19 May

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

Clayton

Tuesday 26 May

Nursing

Berwick

Wednesday 27 May

Biomedical Science, Radiography, and Nutrition and Dietetics

Clayton

Thursday 28 May

Engineering

Clayton

Wednesday 15 July

Business and Economics

City

Tuesday 18 August

Theatre, Performance and Music

Clayton

Thursday 27 August

Science

Clayton

Tuesday 1 September

Teaching (education courses offered at the Clayton Campus)

Clayton

Thursday 3 September

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

Berwick

Tuesday 8 September

Teaching (education courses offered at the Peninsula Campus)

Peninsula

Thursday 17 September

Engineering

Clayton

 

 

 

 

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


News from Bond University

Ø  2016 Scholarships at Bond

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

 

Some of the scholarships on offer include:

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

 

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

 

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

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

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


Another useful resource is
Your Journey to Success

 

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

 

Ø  Law Information Session - Melbourne

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

 

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

 

·         The top reasons to study law

·         Bond’s Bachelor of Laws program

·         Graduate outcomes

·         Alumni perspective of law ‘Bondies’

 

Date:              Thursday 7 May 2015

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

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

 

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


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

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

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

Job Guide - Human Resources


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

 

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

 

INSTITUTION

MAJOR STUDIES

ATAR 2015

Australian Catholic University

Human Resource Management

63.55

Holmesglen Institute

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

n/a

La Trobe University

Human Resource Management

50.15

RMIT University

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

68.20

Swinburne University

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

72.40

Victoria University

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

53.05

 

 

 


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

Law Degrees in Victoria

 

INSTITUTION

COURSES

ATAR FOR 2015

Australian Catholic University (M)


Visit ACU - Law

 

Arts/Laws

75.95

Business Administration/Laws

76.65

Commerce/Laws

75.40

Laws

80.10

Laws/Global Studies

78.25

Theology/Laws

n/a

Deakin University (G, M, W)


Visit Deakin - Law

Arts/Laws

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

Commerce/Laws

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

Criminology/Laws

85.75 (G), 92.15 (M)

Information Systems/Laws

n/a (G), 92.25 (M)

Laws

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

Laws/International Studies

85.30 (G), 92.10 (M)

Laws/Science

92.05 (M)

Property & Real Estate/Laws

92.00 (M)

La Trobe University (B, M)

Visit La Trobe - Law

 

Commerce/Laws

90.10 (M)

Laws

80.25 (B), 90.40 (M)

Laws/Arts

n/a (B), 90.10 (M)

Laws/Business

n/a (B),

Laws/International Relations

90.15 (M)

Laws/Psychological Science

n/a (B), 90.60 (M)

Laws/Science

n/a (B), 90.05 (M)

Monash University (Cl)


Visit Monash - Law

 

Laws (Honours)

98.00

Laws (Honours)/Aerospace Engineering (Honours)

n/a

Law (Honours)/Arts

98.00

Law (Honours)/Biomedical Science

98.00

Laws (Honours)/Commerce

98.00

Law (Honours)/Engineering

98.00

Laws (Honours)/Music

Range of Criteria (RC)

Laws (Honours)/Science

98.00

Swinburne University (H)

 

Visit Swinburne - Law

Laws

90.55

Laws (Dean’s Scholarship)

93.00

Laws (Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship)

95.90

Laws/Arts

90.25

Laws/Business

90.25

Laws/Engineering (Civil)

n/a

Laws/Engineering (Mechanical)

n/a

Laws/Science

91.25

Laws/Science (Chemistry)

n/a

Victoria University (C & F)

Visit Victoria - Law

Laws

80.10

Laws/Arts

81.95

Laws/Business

80.05

 

 

 

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


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

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

details on these courses


Skills Shortages

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

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

 

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

 

MANAGERS

 

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

PROFESSIONALS

 

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

TECHNICIANS AND TRADES WORKERS

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

COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL SERVICE WORKERS

Carers and Aides, Hospitality Workers

CLERICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE WORKERS

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

SALES WORKERS

Sales Assistants and Sales Persons, Sales Representatives and Agents

MACHINERY OPERATORS AND DRIVERS

Drivers and Store Persons

LABOURERS

General Labourers, Cleaners and Laundry Workers, Factory Process Workers

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


Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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



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