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May 19

posted 18 May 2016, 19:24 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

University of Sydney Information Evening

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

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

Date:              Thursday 9 June 2016

Time:              6:15pm – 8:15pm

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

To register visit University of Sydney Information Evening


TSFX Year 11 & 12 Winter School

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

 

Subjects Offered:

Year 12:

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

 

Year 11:

ChemistryEnglishMathematical Methods

 

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


2016 Midyear Lectures

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

 

Subjects on offer include –

 

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

 

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

 

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

OR

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

 

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


New Pathway Courses from 2016

Ø  Pathway to Graduate-Entry Doctor of Medicine

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

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

ü  33 graduates of any Flinders course

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

Ø  Pathway to other Health Professional Programs

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

ü  Audiology (up to 4 reserved places)

ü  Nutrition & Dietetics (up to 5 reserved places)

ü  Speech Pathology (up to 4 reserved places)

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

Ø  Conditional offer pathways to Education

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

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


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

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


Experience La Trobe University

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

Date:              Thursday 7 July 2016

Venue:         Melbourne Campus

 

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


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


News from ACU

Ø  University Experience Day

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ø  Early Achievers’ Program

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

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

 

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


Students are encouraged to
start gathering their required documentation now to submit with along their application.  Failure to meet all the requirements for the EAP will result in not being considered for the program.  Find out more at Early Achievers’ Program

 

Ø  New Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Science in 2017

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

Navitas Colleges

1.    Navitas College of Public Safety (NCPS)

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

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

o    Careers at ASIO working as intelligence officers

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

o    Working with Racing Victoria investigating gambling crimes and race fixing

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

2.    Australian College of Applied Psychology

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

3.    Health Skills Australia

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

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


Exercise Science & Sport Degrees at Victorian Universities

UNIVERSITY

 COURSES

 VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

ATAR 2016

ACU

Exercise & Sport Science

 

 

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

58.75 (M)

DEAKIN

Business (Sport Management)

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

81.55 (M)

Exercise & Sport Science

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

60.25 (G)
81.20 (M)

Sport Development

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

68.90 (M)

FEDERATION

Exercise & Sport Science

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

n/a (Mt H)

Sport Management

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

n/a (Mt H)

LA TROBE

 

 

Business (Sport Development
& Management)

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

50.90 (B)

Exercise Science

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

n/a (B)
70.05 (M)

Exercise and Physiology

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

77.45 (B)

Sport Management

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

50.00 (M)

RMIT

Exercise & Sport Science

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

65.20 (Bu)

VIC UNI

 

Biomedical & Exercise Science

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

76.40 (F)

Exercise Science -
Clinical Practice

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

n/a (F)

Exercise Science –
Sport Practice

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

n/a (F)

Sport Science –
Exercise Science

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

n/a (F)

Sport Science –
Human Movement

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

n/a (F)

Sport Management

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

n/a (F)

Engineering Science -
(Sports Engineering)

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

n/a (F)

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


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


Snapshot of La Trobe University

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

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

·         La Trobe has 8 campuses - La Trobe Campuses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Ms O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & Mrs White

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


May 12

posted 10 May 2016, 21:55 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


Reminders

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

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

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


Finding Out About Universities

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

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

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

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


Bond with Bond Event

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

Learn more about the:

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

Date:              Tuesday 7 June 2016

Time:              6pm – 8pm

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

Find out more, and register at Bond with Bond


La Trobe University News

Ø  Prerequisite Changes

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

 

·         Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Dietetic Practice

·         Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Occupational Therapy Practice

·         Bachelor of Biological Sciences

·         Bachelor of Biomedical Science

·         Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration)

·         Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

·         Bachelor of Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)

·          

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

 

Ø  Rankings

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

Ø  Elite Athlete Bonus Scheme

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

 

·         who are classified as an elite athlete

·         whose sporting commitments have impacted on their previous studies

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ø  World-First Blood Test For Parkinson’s Disease

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


Ø  The Graduate Destination Survey

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


Ø   Specialist Industry Scholarships

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


Ø   Professional Degrees

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


Ø   Product Design Engineering

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


Ø   Creative Industries Forum

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


News from the University of Melbourne

Ø  Important Changes to Psychology stream in Bachelor of Commerce

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

 

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

 

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

 

Find out more at Graduate Diploma in Psychology  

 

Ø  Are You Subscribed to My Melbourne?

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


UNSW CO-OP Program

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

What do students gain?

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

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

·         Leadership and professional development training

·         Mentoring and support throughout their degree

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


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


Exploring Occupational Therapy As A Career

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Interested In The Fashion Industry?

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


Australian Mining Industry

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


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


Careers in the Army

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

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

 

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



About the Army

Defence Jobs - About the Army

Army Life

Defence Jobs - Army Life

Training & Education

Defence Jobs - Training & Education

How to Join the Army

Defence Jobs - How to Join the Army

Women in the Army

Defence Jobs - Women in the Army

Jobs in the Army

Defence Jobs - Jobs in the Army

All other FAQs

Defence Jobs - FAQs about the Army

 

 


News from the Moorabbin Flying Services

Ø  Open Day 2016

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

Date:              Saturday 21 May 2016

Time:              10am – 2pm

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

 

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

Ø  Airline Pilot Workshop

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

ü  have a hands on experience and learn some practical theory

ü  meet people in the industry

ü  fly one of a modern aircraft twice under instruction

ü  gain some time in the CASA-approved simulator

ü  explore the facilities of Moorabbin Airport


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

 

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


Business Degrees on offer in Victoria

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

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE NAME

VCE PREREQUISITES

MAJOR STUDIES

CHARLES STURT

Business Studies

n/a

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

CQU

Business

n/a

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

FEDERATION

 

Business

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

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

LA TROBE

Business

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

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

MONASH

Business

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

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

RMIT

Business – Associate Degree

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

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

SWINBURNE

Business

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

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

VICTORIA

Business

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

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


Commerce Degrees on offer in Victoria

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


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

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE NAME

VCE PREREQUISITES

MAJOR STUDIES

ACU

Commerce

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

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

DEAKIN

Commerce

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

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

FEDERATION

Commerce

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

Business, Commerce, Finance, Management.

LA TROBE

Commerce

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

Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing.

MONASH

Commerce

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

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

UNI
MELBOURNE

Commerce

Minimum ATAR of 93.00. Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

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

VICTORIA

Commerce

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

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


Ms O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & Mrs White

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


May 5

posted 4 May 2016, 21:16 by Sue White

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

 

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


Monash University Scholars Program

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

 

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

The Key Dates are -

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

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



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


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

To be eligible, students should:

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

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

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

ü  achieve a high ATAR for VCE or equivalent in 2016

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


Bond University Interstate Law Experience Day

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

 

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


VCE Winter School 2016

Inspire students to achieve VCE excellence

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

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

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

 

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

Further Information

Book Now






Law at the University of Swinburne

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

 

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

 

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

 

To find out more visit Bachelor of Laws


Law Week 2016

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

 

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

News from the Australian National University

Ø  Degrees for High Achievers Roadshow in Melbourne

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

 

Ø  Changes to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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


Design Futures Careers Expo

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

 

Date:              Tuesday 31 May 2016

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

Cost:               $38 (+ GST and booking fee)

 

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


The Academy of Design has moved!

The Academy of Design has moved to Collingwood! 

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

 

Find out more by visiting The Academy of Design  


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

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

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


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

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

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


Courses in Architecture, Building & Construction

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE PREREQUISITES

2017 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Deakin

(Geelong Waterfront Campus)

Architecture

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

ATAR

Architecture /

Construction Management

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

ATAR

Construction Management

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

ATAR

Holmesglen

(Chadstone Campus)

Building Surveying

n/a

ATAR
Personal Statement
Interview (some)

Construction Management & Economics

n/a

ATAR
Personal Statement
Interview (some)

Monash

(Caulfield Campus)

 

 

(Clayton Campus

Architectural Design

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

ATAR
Supplementary Form
Interview (some)

Engineering /
Architectural Design

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

ATAR
Supplementary Form
Interview (some)

RMIT
(City Campus)

Architectural Design

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

ATAR
Information Kit
Interview (some)

Construction Management

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

ATAR

Swinburne

(Hawthorn Campus)

Engineering (Construction)

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

ATAR

University of Melbourne

(Parkville Campus)

 

Design

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

ATAR

Victoria University

(Footscray Park Campus)

Architectural Engineering

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

ATAR

Building Surveying

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

ATAR

Construction Management

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

ATAR

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



Ms O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & Mrs White

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


April 28

posted 27 Apr 2016, 20:29 by Sue White

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

 

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

 

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


Reminders

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

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


‘Inside Monash’ Seminars Continue

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

·           3 May – Teaching

·           4 May – Music

·           5 May – Information Technology

·         10 May – Teaching

·         11 May – Medicine and Biomedical science

·         12 May – Engineering

·         17 May – Science Advanced

·         18 May – Law

·         19 May – Health Sciences

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

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

‘Focus on Melbourne’ Seminar Dates

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

·         19 May – Focus on Biomedicine

·         24 May – Focus on Agriculture

·         25 May – Focus on Information Technology

·         31 May – Focus on Science

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

News from the University of Melbourne

Ø  Engineering & I T Programs for School Students

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

 

1.    Hands on Computing

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

 

Date:           Tuesday 28 June 2016

Time:           9am – 3:30pm

2.    Hands on Engineering

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

 

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

 

Date:           Thursday 30 June 2016

Time:           9am – 3:30pm

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

 

Ø  VCA Schools Program – Walks of Art 2016

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

 

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

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


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

 

Date          Saturday 14 May 2016
Time          10:30am onwards

Venue:           169 – 171 Bank Street in South Melbourne


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

Academy of Design VCE Help Days 2016

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

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

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

Book now for the May sessions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


Studying Neuroscience at Swinburne University

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

 

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

 

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

·         Bachelor of Health Science with a major in neuroscience

·         Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) 


To find out more, visit
Studying Neuroscience at Swinburne University

Why Research Careers?

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

 

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

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

 

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


Labour Market Information

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

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

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

MANAGERS

 

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

PROFESSIONALS

 

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

TECHNICIANS AND TRADES WORKERS

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

COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL SERVICE WORKERS

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

CLERICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE WORKERS

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

SALES WORKERS

Sales Assistants and Sales Persons, Sales Representatives and Agents

MACHINERY OPERATORS AND DRIVERS

Drivers and Store Persons, Mobile Plant Operators

LABOURERS

General Labourers, Cleaners and Laundry Workers, Factory Process Workers

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


Tripod Adult Program

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

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

Topics in the Adult Program include:

·    Parenting the iGen

·    The 21st century career landscape

·    What employers are looking for

·    How to champion work experience and employability skills

·    How to encourage financial independence in their teens

·    Proven strategies for VCE success


VIEW TRIPOD ADULT PROGRAM

Expert Presenters:

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

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

·       Andrea Cincotta, founder of Financially Independent Teenagers

·       Jon Yeo, Licensee & Curator of TEDxMelbourne

·       Hugh van Cuylenberg, founder of The Resilience Project

·       Michael Levine, Enterprise Team Lead for LinkedIn

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

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Costs to Attend:

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

REGISTER HERE

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


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

COURSE

INSTITUTION

MAJOR STUDIES

ATAR 2016

Criminology

Deakin University

(G) – Geelong WP
(M) - Melbourne

 

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

60.40 (G)

66.05 (M)

Forensic Science

 

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

59.75 (G)

Criminology

La Trobe University
(M) - Melbourne

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

75.95 (M)

Criminal and Justice

Navitas College of Public Safety
(M) - Melbourne

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

n/a (M)

Criminal Justice

RMIT University

(C) – City

 

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

n/a (C)

Criminology & Psychology

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

n/a (C)

Legal and Dispute Studies

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

n/a (C)

Arts (major in Criminology)

Swinburne University

(H) – Hawthorn

 

*Professional degree

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

80.00+ (H)*
60.00+ (H)

Health Sciences (major in Psychology and Forensic Science –

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

80.00+ (H)*
60.00+ (H)

Criminal Justice

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

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

n/a (F)

Legal Services

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

n/a (C)(F)


Snapshot of RMIT University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Dreaming of Flying?

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

 

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

 

Where: 13 Macintyre Lane, Yering.

 

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


Connect With Deakin at Melbourne Knowledge Week

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


So You Want to be a Graphic Designer

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

 

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

 

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



Ms O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & Mrs White

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



April 21

posted 20 Apr 2016, 18:37 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 Chris Milne (SKC 2012) at the College earlier this week outlining his Lattitude GAP Year experience at a school in the UK two years ago.  On Monday May 2nd we have Tessa Rochfort from the International College of Hotel Management (Adelaide) presenting an information session about careers in hospitality across the world and on Monday 9th May Michael Harris (SKC, 2015) is returning to relate his experiences thus far in the Australian Defence Force (ADFA).   Watch this space for news of other lunch time sessions this term. 

 

After school on Wednesday May 11 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.

 

It is pleasing to have had a number of Year 10 and 11 students come up to see us already this term about Work Experience in the June/July holidays.  Should your son be interested in organising a placement he is advised to visit us as soon as possible to find out about the occupational health and safety testing which needs to be completed before we are legally able to provide him with the Work Experience Arrangement Form.  Work Experience Arrangement Forms are due to be submitted to Ms O’Sullivan by Friday 3rd May for placements during the forthcoming holidays.


VCE and Careers Expo 2016

All VCE students are encouraged to attend the upcoming VCE & Careers expo at the Caulfield Racecourse taking place from 5 May – 8 May 2016

There will be over 180 exhibitors providing information on -

  • 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, Psychology, Health and Human Development
  • Tertiary courses
  • Careers
  • Gap year options

 

General admission tickets are $10.00 per person and are valid for all four days.  (There are still some free tickets available from Mrs White in the Careers Department).

Visit
The VCE and Careers Expo to find out more!


US College Admissions Process and New Your University Information Evening

Beau Benson from the Undergraduate Admissions Office at New York University will be in Melbourne next week to talk to students interested in NYU. As well as presentating on NYU, Beau will talk more generally about the US application process with some insight into the essay writing component of the application.

Where: Melbourne Grammar School

When: Tuesday 26 April from 6pm to 7pm

Where: Higgins Theatrette, access visa the Centre for learning and Leadership (CLL) on Domain Road – opposite Dallas Brooks Drive.

Bookings will not be taken - First in best dressed.

St Andrew’s College Scholars Program- Sydney

St Andrew’s College is a co-residential academic community within the University of Sydney, home to over 285 male and female undergraduate students, postgraduate students, resident Fellows and graduate residents.

 

In 2017, St Andrew’s College will be offering $1.3 million in scholarships, prizes and means-tested financial assistance (bursaries).

 
Find out more at
St Andrew’s College Scholarship Program


News from Deakin University

Ø  Faculty of Arts and Education

The Bachelor of Arts at Deakin has grown!  New majors and minors within the Bachelor of Arts have been introduced to further enhance the variety and flexibility offered to students through this degree.  On top of the current offerings, students commencing in 2017 will be able to study the following within the Bachelor of Arts:


• education
• film and television
• gender studies (minor study only)

• geography (minor study only)

• motion capture

• sport and society (minor study only)

• studies of religions

• sustainability and society (minor
   study only)

• visual communication design


 

For more information visit the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences webpage.

 

Ø  Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Peer Network Support Program now available!  The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment offers new and existing students the opportunity to participate in the Peer Network Support Program during the first few weeks of the trimester. New students are offered guidance by a peer leader within their course area to assist with the transition to university life at Deakin.  Various topics are covered in a friendly environment enabling new students to feel at ease and confident at Deakin. 

 

Find out more at Peer Network Support Program  

 

Ø  Faculty of Business and Law

Connect with the Business and Law faculty to stay informed!  Students are encouraged to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and events and discover what it is like to be a business and law student at Deakin!  Students will learn about the overseas study programs to New York, China and more; the internship opportunities that may help them land their dream job; and important dates.  Students are encouraged to follow business or law Facebook pages:


Deakin Business School Facebook - Deakin Business School  
• Deakin Law School
Facebook - Deakin Law School


Interested in a career in design – where do you start?

 

One of the great things about being a designer is that every day is different. Working as a designer involves creativity, project management, teamwork, problem solving, meeting deadlines and the ability to work with a diversity of clients.

 

There are many disciplines within the design industry including; graphic, product, textile, industrial and interior design, to name a few. This enables a variety of career pathways and also a host of related job roles in areas such as project management, account handling, public relations, teaching and research.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in design there are a number of good resources online which are worth checking out to give you a flavour of what is involved.

Here is a great place to research different areas of design.

·         What you’ll study

·         Where you’ll work

·         Other areas you’ll find work

 

Go to -

http://www.design.org.au/designindustry/design-disciplines


The International College of Hotel Management – Quick Facts

·         The Swiss Hotel Association is famous for, and founded, the concept of International Hotel Management

·         Swiss Hotel Association/ ICHM are specialists in the field of International Hotel Management

·         The ICHM program has two degrees: B. Business and B. International Hotel Management obtainable in 3 years

·         Successful graduates hold high management positions world-wide

·         The program is a mix of academic and industry semesters

·         The program includes 2-3 Industry placements of 750 hours each, with a minimum of 1500 hours and a maximum of 2800 hours

·         The facilities at Regency Campus are of world standard

·         ICHM is partnered by The South Australian State Government

The Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) is the world’s oldest industry body; formed in partnership with the South Australian Government ICHM is the only SHA hotel school outside of Europe.The Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) is the world’s oldest industry body; formed in partnership with the South Australian Government ICHM is the only SHA hotel school outside of Europe.The Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) is the world’s oldest industry body; formed in partnership with the South Australian Government ICHM is the only SHA hotel school outside of Europe.

ICHM holds a Career Week where students get to live on campus for one week and find out what it's like to study at the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) and work in the world of international hospitality. The Career Week courses are held in July & September and places are strictly limited so book your spot soon! 


Download more details regarding the Career Week at
ICHM Career Week Brochure

ICHM also offers scholarships and applications for 2017 are already open, and will close on 7 October 2016.  These scholarships are valued at $20,000 and students can download an application from the following link - ICHM Scholarships 2017

 

Visit ICHM for all other information!

Career Focus Days at the Blue Mountains Hotel School

Some quick facts about the Blue Mountains Hotel School (BMHS) includes -

·         2.5 Years Bachelor of Business Degree – specialising in International Hotel and Resort Management, International Event Management or International Restaurant and Catering Management and including 2 industry placements

·         2 year Master Programs: International Hotel Management or Global Business Management and including 1 industry Placement

·         Practical learning is within a simulated hotel environment and combines with academic business management studies

·         Two custom designed campuses: Sydney, Executive Business Centre and Leura, Practical Learning Centre

·         Start in January, April, July or October

·         Career opportunities in global hotel and events management industries, as well as other services sectors

 

Students keen on learning more about the BMHS might like to consider participating in one of its 3 day residential programs.  Students get to experience life as a student and discover what a career in hospitality is like by attending classes and living amongst the current students attending BMHS.

To participate in this short program, there is a fee of just AU$325 which includes:

·         Transportation for the duration of the program including, pick up and drop off at Sydney Domestic Airport or Sydney Central Station (on the first and last days of the program).

·         Accommodation and three meals a day.

·         All activities related to the program.

 
For dates, and to book a spot, etc. visit
BMHS Career Focus Days.  For more general advice regarding the BMHS, visit Blue Mountains Hotel School and find out more!


UMAT2016

Year 12 students are reminded that registrations for UMAT2016 close on Friday 3 June 2016 at 5.00pm sharp!  The UMAT2016 will be held on Wednesday 27 July 2016, and the results will be available late September 2016.  Students should also note that results from UMAT2016 can only be used for undergraduate medicine or health science courses beginning in 2017 but not 2018.  Students should not register for UMAT2016 unless they are planning to apply for a course commencing in 2017 and they meet the eligibility criteria specified in the UMAT2016 Information Booklet. 


For more information, and/or to apply visit UMAT2016 or call (03) 8508 7643.


Career in Project Management

There are so many similar definitions or statements of what a project manager does, and one useful website* states that project managers ensure the project is completed on time and within budget, that the project's objectives are met and that everyone else is doing their job properly. Projects are usually separate to usual day-today business activities and require a group of people to work together to achieve a set of specific objectives. Project managers oversee the project to ensure the desired result is achieved, the most efficient resources are used and the different interests involved are satisfied.

The website goes on to mention the typical industries project managers work or are employed in –

 


·         Construction companies

·         Architects

·         Software producers

·         Commercial retailers

 

·         Engineering firms

·         Manufacturers

·         Public sector organisations

·         Aviation


*Target Jobs UK - Project Management

 

There are a number of universities in Victoria that offer courses focused on equipping students with a qualification or specialisation in project management, and a variety of these courses include –

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE

VCE PREREQUISITES

2016 ATAR

Charles Sturt University 

Management

No VCE prerequisites but all applicants must submit the VTAC Personal Statement

Indicative 65.00 (SC)

Deakin University

Construction Management

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

60.40 (WF)

Management

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

61.55 (WF)
65.75 (M)

Federation University

Business Systems

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

n/a

La Trobe University

Information Technology (Professional)

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

Minimum of 80

RMIT University

Aviation

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

n/a

Engineering
Civil & Infrastructure

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

85.20

Project Management

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

81.40

Software Engineering

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.

82.00

Swinburne University

 

Aviation Management

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

n/a

Victoria University

 

Engineering

Civil

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

n/a

Information Systems Mngt.

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

n/a

 

 

 

 


M – Melbourne   SC – Study Centre Melbourne     WF – Geelong Waterfront

 

For a comprehensive list of all courses available, visit VTAC





April 14

posted 14 Apr 2016, 01:10 by Sue White

We kick off a busy Term 2 with our Year 10 Testing 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 forthcoming sessions about GapYears and the Defence Force.  Students are reminded that Bond University scholarships are now open for application.  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.  Following the successful Careers Expo in 2015, this year we will have a panel theme with speakers including those from a variety of tertiary providers, past students of the College who may be either studying or working, and other professionals.  Years 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to our SKC Careers Expo on Tuesday July 26, early in Term 3.  In 2017 this event will revert to the Expo so students and their parents are encouraged to attend to take advantage of the wealth of information and experience which speakers can provide.  

 

Finally I would like to introduce Ms Emma Nelson to the St Kevin’s community.  With Mrs Pingiaro unable to be here, Ms Nelson brings a wealth of experience in the secondary school sector to our Careers Department for Term 2, 2016.  

Reminder: The Age VCE & Careers Expo

May 5 to 8, Caulfield Racecourse

Some free passes available from Mrs White in Careers.


Ø  ‘Focus On Melbourne’ Series

A reminder to students that during the months of May and June, the University of Melbourne will be hosting a series of free ‘Focus on…’ Information Sessions in the early evening 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. 

Registrations opened last term, so act quickly!  To register click on the links listed below!

Date

Event

Campus

Tuesday 17 May

Focus on Engineering - Engineering

Parkville

Wednesday 18 May

Focus on Veterinary Science - Veterinary Science

Parkville

Thursday 19 May

Focus on Biomedicine - Biomedicine

Parkville

Tuesday 24 May

Focus on Agriculture - Agriculture

Parkville

Wednesday 25 May

Focus on IT - Information Technology

Parkville

Tuesday 31 May

Focus on Science - Science

Parkville

Wednesday 1 June

Focus on Commerce - Commerce

Parkville

Tuesday 7 June

Focus on Arts - Arts

Parkville

Wednesday 8 June

Focus on Environments - Environments

Parkville

Thursday 9 June

Focus on Law - Law

Parkville

Tuesday 14 June

Focus on Music - Music

Parkville

Wednesday 15 June

Focus on Fine Arts - Fine Arts

Parkville






Ø  New Bachelor of Design

With the first intake in Semester 1, 2017, the Bachelor of Design will create new pathways for students who are passionate about the use of design and creative approaches across a wide range of disciplines and professions, and give students contemporary opportunities for their graduate study and career prospects.


There will be eleven majors will available:


• Architecture

• Construction

• Computing

• Civil Systems

• Digital Media

• Landscape Architecture

• Mechanical Systems

• Property

• Spatial Systems

• Urban Planning

• Visual and Performance Design


 

The new degree will provide students with great flexibility, in the form of new majors, double majors, minors and unique specialisations.  Students will study the application of design to a wide range of contexts, from the macro-level of the metropolis to the construction of buildings, bridges, and landscapes, even right down to the small-scale of systems and micro-structures.

 

In light of these developments, the University will not take new students into the Bachelor of Environments in 2017.

 

The new Design degree will encompass a number of the pathways to masters programs currently available within the Bachelor of Environments and students interested in environmental science and sustainability will continue to be able to access an exciting range of majors through the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science.

Current Environments students will be unaffected by these changes.

Find out more at Bachelor of Design

 

Ø  Bachelor of Science - Videos

Melbourne’s Bachelor of Science (BSc) provides an excellent foundation across a broad range of science and technology study areas and equips students with career-ready knowledge and skills.  The course provides flexible pathways to employment, research higher degrees and many professional postgraduate programs.


To graduate with a BSc, students must complete a major and to help students decide about their major the university has developed a set of first year videos to assist students in their course planning.

The videos are less than two minutes each, are easy to watch and very informative.

Visit Bachelor of Science - Course Planning


‘Inside Monash’ Seminar Series 2016

Get the inside story of what it’s really like to study at Monash. You’ll hear from a current student, a past student and an academic. It’s the best 90 minutes you could spend researching your course. Bring along your parents too!  Students are reminded that the Inside Monash Seminar Series commenced in March, and below is the list of seminars to still take place.  A reminder that these seminars provide VCE students and parents with an insight into the courses and career options within discipline areas.  The seminars are held in various locations across the Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses, and seminars with the same title have the same program.  All seminars commence at 6.30pm.  Register at Inside Monash Seminars

DATE

EVENT

CAMPUS

Wednesday 13 April

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Parkville

Thursday 14 April

Design and Fine Art

Caulfield

Tuesday 19 April

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

Peninsula

Wednesday 20 April

Global Studies

Clayton

Thursday 21 April

Nursing and Midwifery

Peninsula

Tuesday 26 April

Architecture

Caulfield

Wednesday 27 April

Interior Architecture         

Caulfield

Thursday 28 April

Psychology  

Clayton

Tuesday 3 May

Teaching

Clayton

Wednesday 4 May

Music

Clayton

Thursday 5 May

Information Technology

Clayton

Tuesday 10 May

Teaching

Peninsula

Wednesday 11 May

Medicine and Biomedical Science

Clayton

Thursday 12 May

Engineering

Clayton

Tuesday 17 May

Science Advanced – Research and Global Challenges

Clayton

Wednesday 18 May

Law

Clayton

Thursday 19 May

Health Sciences

Caulfield

Wednesday 25 May

Biomedical Science, Radiography, and Nutrition and Dietetics

Clayton

Wednesday 15 June

Business and Economics

CBD Campus

Wednesday 24 August

Science

Clayton

Tuesday 13 September

Teaching

Clayton





Monash University Bachelor of Arts Course Structure Videos

For information about how Arts Degrees are structured at Monash University, watch the new course structure videos that explain the make-up of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Global Studies, Bachelor of Music and associated Arts Double Degrees in under 3 minutes.

Please click the following links to go to the videos:

Bachelor of Arts course structure

Bachelor of Global Studies course structure

Bachelor of Music course structure

Double degree course structure


Scholarships at Bond University

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 2017 Scholarship Program for Australian Year 12 students are now open and close on 31 July 2016


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 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.       The Padma and Hari Harilela Scholarships - awarded to outstanding students from around the globe, looking to study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. These scholarships open the door to applicants with strong achievements in both community involvement and contribution, and academia.  Applicants must meet the prerequisites and the admissions entry standard for their chosen degree.  Submission of a 500-word personal statement outlining the applicant's community involvement and contribution, as well as personal attributes and academic achievements.  Awardees received a total of $10,000 (domestic students) and $15,000 (international students).

3.       Excellence Scholarshipsawarded to Year 12 students with an anticipated ATAR of over 92.00, 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).

4.       John Burton Cadetship – awarded to a high-achieving Year 12 student who has strong academic credentials (As/Bs in Year 11 and 12 school reports), and a demonstrated commitment to a career in journalism.  Applicants should also demonstrate strong leadership skills and an extensive involvement in extra-curricular activities.  This scholarship contributes 50% towards the tuition fees for the Bachelor of Journalism, and students embark upon a four-year program of work and study, working full-time at the Gold Coast Bulletin as a cadet journalist and full-time study towards a Bachelor of Journalism degree at the University. On successful completion of the four-year program, scholars graduate to a guaranteed position as a journalist at the Gold Coast Bulletin.

5.       Collegiate Scholarship – offered to a Year 12 student from The Knox School and designed to reward students who demonstrate strong leadership skills, extensive involvement in extra-curricular activities, and who anticipate an ATAR of above 87.00 (Year 11 and 12 school reports should reflect As and Bs) and applicants should also meet the standard entry requirements for their chosen program of study.  The value of the scholarships is 50% tuition for any undergraduate degree combination (excluding MBBS). 

Year 12 students are able to apply for any of these scholarships until the closing date.  Scholarship applications should be submitted online and applications are already open!  Students should note that only one applications needs to be made, and students can apply for as many scholarships they wish.


Visit
Bond University Scholarships  for a comprehensive list of scholarships and/or to apply!  


Also visit
Bond Scholarship Application Tips 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).


Connect with Deakin at Melbourne Knowledge Week

Melbourne Knowledge Week (MKW) supports and celebrates the innovation, creativity, idea-sharing and thought-leadership that contributes to Melbourne being one of the leading knowledge cities in the world.  Deakin University will be participating in a number of events during Melbourne Knowledge Week (MKW):

 

1.    Building Startups the Silicon Valley Way

Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur Henrik Scheel will talk about behind-the-scenes insights from the world's leading startup ecosystem. 

Date:              Monday 2 May 2016
Time:              6:30pm – 8pm
Venue:           Deakin Edge, Federation Square

Register for this free event at Building Startups the Silicon Valley Way

 

2.    Virtual Reality Lounge

Visitors to the VR Lounge, run by Deakin University's CADET VR lab, will discover how a cardboard box can be used transform their smart phone into a fully functional Virtual Reality (VR) headset. 

Date:              Monday 2 May – Sunday 8 May 2016
Time:              10am – 10pm
Venue:           MKW Festival Hub, 1000 Pound Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Students can simply drop-in, or register for this free event at Virtual Reality Lounge

 

3.    Life in the Cyber-Physical World

As our phones, cars, appliances and clothes are augmented with technology, they constantly collect data about our behaviours. What are the possibilities and challenges we face in integrating this technology into our everyday lives?  Get hands-on with robots and other devices to discover the new cyber-physical world.

Date:              Thursday 5 May 2016
Time:              6pm – 7pm
Venue:           MKW Festival Hub, 1000 Pound Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Register for this free event at Life in the Cyber-Physical World

Billy Blue College of Design Open Day

Billy Blue College of Design offers a range of courses including –

·         Communication Design

 

Students keen on finding out more about Billy Blue College are invited to attend an Open Day and discover more about the college.

 

Date:              Saturday 30 April 2016
Time:              10am – 2pm
Venue:           595 Little Collins Street in Melbourne, CBD

 

Register to attend at Billy Blue Open Day.  


Southern School of Natural Therapies Open Day

The Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT) offers a wide variety of natural therapy courses across the disciplines of Health Science, Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, Clinical Myotherpy and Massage.  Students keen on finding out more about the courses on offer, and the SSNT campus, are invited to attend an Open Day and learn more.

 

Date:              Saturday 30 April 2016

Time:              9.30am – 2pm

Venue:           25 Victoria Street in Fitzroy

 

Register to attend at Southern School of Natural Therapies Open Day


University of Queensland (UQ) Information Day in Melbourne
Explore your study options at a leading university member of the Group of Eight during the UQ Information Day in Melbourne.  Students are invited to attend and talk to a UQ representative face-to-face about:


  • UQ programs and entry requirements
  • how to apply
  • how to accept an offer
  • accommodation options
  • living in Brisbane


 

Date:              Wednesday 4 May 2016        
Time:             
3:30pm – 6pm
Venue:          
Mantra on Russell, 222 Russell Street in Melbourne CBD


Register at
UQ Information Day 


What is the Difference between a Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist?

According to the Difference Between* website, the main differences can be summarised below:

·         Physiotherapy deals with the muscles and limbs of a person. It helps in recovery and enables a person to move around.  Occupational therapy deals with this and much more.  It is all about a person making the best of his home as well as his occupation.

·         Physiotherapy does not involve anything about the mind.  However, occupational therapy has a lot to do with the mental faculties of a person.

·         Occupational therapy helps a person in improving his functional abilities. Physical therapy focuses only on his physical abilities.

·         A physiotherapist may prescribe a few medicines. However, an occupational therapist generally doesn’t.

* OT vs. Physiotherapy

Another link to browse would be OT vs. Physiotherapy

 

A useful YouTube clip also addresses this question - YouTube - OT vs. Physio

 

Physiotherapy is currently offered at the following Victorian Universities:

 

UNIVERSITY

VCE REQUIREMENTS

ATAR 2016

Charles Sturt

No VCE prerequisites but maths and science subjects an advantage

Indicative 90

La Trobe

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

n/a

Monash

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 two of Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics.

n/a

 

 

 

Occupational Therapy is currently offered at the following Victorian Universities:

UNIVERSITY

VCE REQUIREMENTS

ATAR 2016

ACU

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.

80.05

Charles Sturt

No VCE prerequisites but a science subject (preferably biology) is an advantage

75.00

Deakin

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

71.25

La Trobe

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.

75.30

Monash

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

84.60

 

 

 

Log onto VTAC to find out more about these courses!


Ms O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & Mrs White

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



March 24

posted 23 Mar 2016, 17:11 by Sue White

It was such a pleasure to help guide approximately 100 Year 10 parents on Monday evening this week through the final two and a half years of secondary schooling and into post-secondary options from a Careers Department perspective.  I hope that all who attended feel more confident in their knowledge of what lies ahead, the decision making processes, the transitions and the terminology and procedures involved in the VCE.  The presentation is available on the portal and the SKC Careers Page under Home/Presentations and Letters.  Now we look to Thursday April 14 when we will present the Vocational and Aptitude Testing Feedback Evening for all Year 10 parents and students who will receive their reports at the end of the night.  Families who are unable to attend may receive their reports at a Year 10 Careers Interview during Term 2.

 

We extend a big thank you to all the Year 12 students who have attended a Careers Appointment this term.  Meeting with students early in their final year gives us the opportunity to guide them to relevant resources allowing an easier and more informed decision making process in Term 3 when tertiary preferences are submitted.  Year 12 students who would like to see a Careers Practitioner may book appointments in Weeks 1 and 2 of Term 2 after which we will turn our attention to the Year 10 students and parents for the individual Vocational and Aptitude Testing feedback interviews together with the commencement of VCE subject selection.  Year 12 students will be able to book appointments again in Term 3.  Bookings for Weeks 1 and 2, Term 2 will open in the last week of the holidays.

 

Best wishes to all families for a safe and enjoyable holiday break and a very Happy Easter.

Australian Defence Force GAP Year Applications

A number of Year 12 students have expressed interest in the ADFA Defence Force GAP Year Program. Applications for this program are currently open and will be closed once positions are filled.  Any student interested in this opportunity (without obligation for continuation of service) should submit his application as soon as possible to allow for the rigourous testing procedure to commence.  

For further information about positions, frequently asked questions and to apply, please go to http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/GapYear/


VCE & Careers Expo

Students wanting to find out about courses, good study habits, tertiary institutions and pathways are reminded that the VCE & Careers Expo is being held on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May from 10am till 4pm.  There are a limited number of FREE tickets available from Mrs White in the Careers Department for those intending to go along ... The event is being held at the Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield.


ACN Nursing and Health Expo

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is hosting an ACN Nursing & Health Expo, the perfect opportunity to discover more about nursing or health professions.  With over 110 exhibitors including hospitals, health care services, educational institutions and specialty nursing groups, this expo will provide students with a greater insight into this industry.

 

Date:              Saturday 16 April 2016

Time:              8:30am – 2:30pm

Venue:           Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf


Find out more at
ACN Nursing and Health Expo


Dookie Course Information Day, University of Melbourne

Join us at the largest farm campus in the southern hemisphere and find out more about the programs available at our Dookie campus.
• Learn more about the new Bachelor of Agriculture curriculum & discover the pathways
   into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
• Find out how the Diploma in General Studies can be a stepping stone to a degree in
   Agriculture, Commerce, Science or Environments
• Find out more about the programs offered at Dookie by the Faculty of Veterinary
   and Agricultural Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
   Sciences
• Speak to University of Melbourne staff, meet academic staff and current students

Date:              Saturday 17 April 2016
Time:              10am – 2pm
Location:       Dookie campus, 940 Dookie-Nalinga Road, Dookie

Find out more at
Dookie Open Day


Career as a Youth Worker
According to the Good Universities Guide*, Youth workers develop and facilitate programs to work with and support young people, either individually or in groups, in order to address social, behavioural, welfare, developmental and protection needs.

Tasks that youth workers often perform include -

·         interview young people to identify problems and act as representatives for them, raising these issues with relevant government authorities

·         assist with developing policies relating to young people

·         provide support and advice to young people experiencing difficulties, such as family problems, unemployment, illness, drug abuse and homelessness

·         arrange and provide counselling, food, shelter or clothing

·         assess risks and provide intensive short-term crisis counselling for victims of domestic violence or child abuse

·         provide information about community services and resources available for young people

·         write reports and submissions requesting funding for continuing programs and new projects

·         evaluate data relating to the effectiveness of community support services

·         work closely with teachers, social and welfare workers, local authorities, health professionals, refuge workers, parents and, in some instances, the police

Successful youth workers should have the following personal attributes:

·         show initiative and leadership qualities

·         have good interpersonal and communication skills

·         be able to work independently

·         have a non-judgmental attitude

·         be able to plan and organise


For a more information, students are encouraged to browse
                                                                             *Good Universities Guide - Youth Worker

Students can study Youth Work degrees at the following institutions in Victoria:

Institution

Course & Prerequisite Subjects

ATAR 2016

Australian Catholic University

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

59.00

RMIT

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

n/a

Victoria University

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

n/a

 

 

 


Career as a Firefighter
Firefighters control and extinguish fires and protect life, property and the environment as members of fire brigades*  

Firefighting is actually a very popular job and also pays reasonably well. 

 

Firefighters may perform the following tasks:

·         respond to emergency calls regarding fires, vehicle accidents, rescues and other emergency situations

·         undertake activities designed to prevent fires and help communities prepare for emergency situations

·         drive or crew firefighting appliances or other vehicles to fires or incident scenes

·         provide support in response to natural disasters such as floods and cyclones

·         operate pumps and spray foam or water from hoses, portable extinguishers or other appliances to extinguish fires, or to disperse or neutralise dangerous substances such as chemicals and petroleum

·         rescue people stranded or trapped in dangerous situations or inaccessible places using ladders or elevating platforms, or by cutting openings in buildings or crashed vehicles to free occupants

·         respond to industrial accidents

·         communicate with other emergency response personnel using radios, computers and other communication technology

·         visit buildings to assess entry/exit points and locations of hydrants, identify potential fire hazards and ensure they comply with fire codes

·         inspect and maintain firefighting equipment and hydrants

·         undertake public education tasks, including school visits, demonstrations, first aid, firefighting training and lectures

·         undertake administrative duties

·         train industrial and volunteer firefighters

 

Personal Requirements

·         good communication skills

·         enjoy helping people and contributing to community safety

·         able to work as part of a team

·         enjoy practical work

·         able to cope with the physical demands of the job

·         able to pass a medical examination

·         able to work under pressure

·         able to work at heights and in confined spaces

·         willing to undertake ongoing training and professional development

 

Find out more about a career as a firefighter and where to train by visiting *Good Universities Guide - Firefighter


Tractor - Specialist Design School

Tractor is a specialist design school run by industry leaders. It’s the new name for Grenadi School of Design, which had a 20-year history and a fantastic reputation. During the transition to Tractor, we were careful to keep the things that made Grenadi famous: small class sizes, and an attentive learning environment that helped students develop their creativity.

Tractor offers courses in graphic design, website development, digital media technologies, and photo imaging

 

Find out more by browsing Tractor


Photographic Studies College (PSC)

Photography Studies College (Melbourne), is a leading contemporary tertiary photography college, located in Melbourne’s vibrant arts and cultural scene, only 5 minutes’ walk from Flinders St Station, close to a multitude of contemporary galleries and cafes.  As a leading Australian multi award winning photography educator with over 40 years of specialised experience our focus is on providing a contemporary, high quality teaching and learning environment. 


Find out more about this private college by visiting Photographic Studies College


Career as a Stunt Person

Certainly not a job many students enquire about, but one that occasionally does get a mention!  The Good Universities Guide defines a stunt performer as someone who undertakes dangerous or difficult acts for the purpose of entertainment, including replacing film actors in dangerous scenes*.   These might include activities such as high-speed car chases, or jumping off buildings, or performing stunts on horses, boats, trucks and water skis. 

 

Successful stunt performers must -

  • have quick reflexes and flexibility
  • have good eyesight (may be corrected)
  • have a sense of timing
  • be able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • be responsible attitude towards safety

 

*Good Universities Guide - Stunt Person


Australia has a Stunt Academy in Queensland, on the Gold Coast.  Watch an interesting YouTube clip on Stunt Performing at
YouTube - Stunt Performing

 

Find out about its range of courses and training options by visiting Stunt Academy.  




March 17

posted 16 Mar 2016, 18:03 by Sue White

As Year 12 students prepare for SACs and Practice Examinations in the final week of this term it is clear that the year is well underway.  Whilst some students know what they would like their pathway to be following VCE, there are many more who cannot be sure where they are headed.  Whilst the priority for Year 12s is rightly their studies, it is important for students to spend some time researching and investigating possible options for 2017.  Please continue to promote discussion with your sons about what is to come next year and encourage them to see us early next term if they have not done so already.

 

Early next term we have the feedback evening for the Year 10 Aptitude and Vocational Testing.  Students and parents attend this important night after which they will receive their testing reports.  From Week 2, Term 2, we will be devoting our time to seeing all Year 10 students and parents in a one-on-one interview to discuss personal testing outcomes and how these may inform VCE subject selection in August.  The booking process will be outlined at the feedback evening.

 

It has been a pleasure spending some time with our Year 11 students this term re-visiting their MyCareerMatch exercise from Year 9.  Some students have found their personalities have evolved markedly since that time and thus are now investigating alternative career options.  Students have also been introduced to an online resume tool and provided with a report to enhance their marketability for part time jobs and potential scholarship/cadetship applications in Year 12.


Open Days 2016

Open Days are held at universities and TAFE institutes each year, giving the public the opportunity to see the facilities, talk to staff and students, collect information and attend information sessions. They are generally held on Sundays later in the year, but dates are provided here so that you can put them in your diary now.

 

·         Sunday 31 July

Swinburne University

 

·         Sunday 7 August

Deakin University (Warrnambool)

La Trobe University (Bundoora)

Monash University (Caulfield & Clayton)

 

·         Sunday 14 August

ACU (Melbourne)

La Trobe University (Bendigo)

Monash University (Peninsula)

RMIT University

William Angliss Institute

 

·         Sunday 21 August

Box Hill (Lilydale campus)

Deakin University (Waterfront & Waurn Ponds)

University of Melbourne

 

·         Sunday 28 August

ACU (Ballarat)

Box Hill Institute (Box Hill)

Deakin University (Burwood)

Federation University

Victoria University (Footscray campus)


News From The University Of Melbourne

The Bachelor of Environments will no longer exist from 2017.  A new Bachelor of Design will be introduced with majors in the following areas:

  • Architecture
  • Civil Systems
  • Computing
  • Construction
  • Digital Media
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Property
  • Spatial Systems
  • Urban Planning
  • Visual and Performance Design

For further information please go to Bachelor of Design


Experience La Trobe Day 2016

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

Date:           Thursday 31 March 2016

Time:           9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue:         Melbourne Campus

 

To register, visit Experience La Trobe - Melbourne Campus, 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


Monash University Year 11 Inspiration Day

At the Year 11 Inspiration & Inspiration Day, we’ll point you towards the right course to fit your passions, talents and ambition.

 

It’s a full, fun and interactive day. Students will:

ü  Learn how to choose a course – and a university

ü  Talk to staff and students about what it’s like to study at Monash

ü  Explore a Monash campus

ü  Acquire learning tools that will help them in Year 12 and beyond

ü  Attend inspirational workshops run by faculty experts

ü  Get informed by their peers, young leaders and members of the Monash community

 

Date:           Thursday, 7 April 2016

Time:           9:15am – 2:45pm (light lunch provided)

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

For more details and to register, visit: Year 11 Inspiration Day


Do You Want A Job Working With Animals?

·         A great way to find out more is by attending Healesville Sanctuary’s ‘Keeper for the Day’ or ‘Vet for a Day’ program OR Werribee Open Range Zoo’s ‘Keeper for a Day’ program. These programs are suitable for students in Years 7 – 12. When:

Ø  Healesville Keeper for a Day: 9:30am - 3:30pm, March 29 & 30, April 5 & 6; Cost: $115

Ø  Healesville Vet for a Day: 9:30am - 3:30pm, March 30 & 31 and April 6 & 7; Cost: $129

Ø  Werribee Open Range Zoo Keeper for a Day: 9:30am - 3:30pm, March 29 & 31 and April 6 & 8; Cost: $115.

 

Information/Booking: 1300 966 784; See also: www.zoo.org.au/education/careers-programs

 

·         Another opportunity to find out about working with animals is to attend the Werribee Open Day.  This is run by the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.  Find out about the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs, attend course information sessions, explore other careers in science, veterinary nursing and equine studies, tour the facilities and go to food stalls to support Melbourne students.  When: 10am - 3pm, Saturday 19 March; Where: 250 Princes Highway, Werribee; Information: http://fvas.unimelb.edu.au/werribee-open-day-2016


Are You Interested In A Nursing Or Midwifery Career?

Division 1 nursing involves a three-year degree at university while Division 2 requires an 18-month diploma. Some students who wish to study nursing also wish to study midwifery. This can either be done through a double degree in nursing and midwifery which will take 4 years or by studying nursing and then doing an 18-month course in midwifery. The double degree is offered at Deakin, La Trobe and Monash Universities. The good news for Year 12 students is that Victoria University (St Albans campus) is introducing this double degree in 2017. The aim is to address the challenges in maternity care. Increasing rates of health conditions such as mental health disorders, diabetes and obesity have increased the complexity of care for women.

NOTE: there are many other combinations of double degrees with nursing, providing more employment and interest options upon graduation. For example, ACU offers Nursing/Paramedics at the Ballarat campus and Deakin offers Nursing/Public Health and Health Promotion, Nursing/Psychological Science (and also a single degree called Nursing (Clinical Leadership)).


Studying Science At RMIT

Deciding where to study after finishing school is a challenge...One way to find out more is to visit the university that interests you and see the facilities. RMIT is offering such an opportunity in the school holidays. Go behind the scenes on a tour of the facilities. Students and parents are invited to visit RMIT’s state-of-the-art learning laboratories and to find out about how RMIT degrees provide the knowledge and skills to tackle real-world problems and advance the way we live. Programs cover biology, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, food science, nanotechnology and physics.

 

When: 11am - 2pm, 30 March; Where: Building 3, Level 1, Applied Sciences Reception, RMIT City; Cost: Free; Booking and information: www.rmit.edu.au/events/all-events/tours/2016/


What Does William Angliss Offer?

William Angliss is a provider of courses in hospitality, food, tourism and events. William Angliss is giving school students the chance to delve into the world of Tourism & Travel and Events in the school holidays.  

 

Tourism, Travel and Events – a hands-on introduction to the travel and tourism industry via an on-site amazing race-style activity. Students will then go to the new aeroplane interior demonstration area and be given a taster of what a career as a flight attendant could be. After a catered lunch, students will get the chance to jump into the world of Event Management with a table theming activity held in the Angliss Restaurant.

 

When: 9:30am – 2:30pm, Thursday 31 March; Where: 555 La Trobe St, Melbourne; Who: Students in Years 9-11; Cost: $120 (including lunch). REGISTER HERE! Enquiries: Marketing@angliss.edu.au


Box Hill Institute News

Box Hill Institute has this year re-opened the former Swinburne (Lilydale) campus, providing tertiary education in this area once more. A broad range of courses will be available, increasing as time goes by.

 

NOTE: William Angliss Institute is conducting cooking and tourism courses at this campus in conjunction with the Box Hill Institute. The Institute also has plans to offer other programs and facilities on the Lilydale site.


Swinburne University News

Ø  Course Updates

Swinburne is proposing the following courses/changes for 2017 (some subject to academic approval):

·         Swinburne is considering an Early Entry Scheme (already offered by ACU and La Trobe universities). The ATAR would no longer be the sole determinant for entry.

·         Introduction of the Bachelor of Nursing (possibly at Wantirna)

·         Revised majors in sports science, nutrition and clinical technologies

·         Introduction of the Bachelor of Exercise Science

·         Introduction of a common first year for the Bachelor of Engineering, giving students  a taste of the different fields in engineering before making a decision about their specialisation (similar to Monash University engineering)

·         Introducing a Masters in Occupational Therapy.

 

Further updates on these changes will be made available when released from Swinburne over the coming weeks.


Ø  Quick Facts

·         Swinburne is student-focused and aims at students being engaged in their learning; be exposed to innovative teaching, and given thorough preparation for the workforce

·         Swinburne ranks in the top 3% of universities in the world - in the top 400 in the world

·         In 2015 for the first time Swinburne was also ranked in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings, an index of the world’s top universities under the age of 50.

·         Swinburne ranks in the top 100 universities in the world in physics

·         Swinburne regularly receives a 5-star ranking for student satisfaction

·         Swinburne aims at producing job-ready students and Industry Based Learning (IBL) is offered to every commencing undergraduate student - IBL

·         Many industry partners have been connected to Swinburne for over 20 years

·         Swinburne is one of only a few universities in Australia with access to the Keck telescope in Hawaii - Keck

·         The Bachelor of Circus Arts offered at NICA - NICA - and accredited by Swinburne, not only offers elite sport training but also a sound business qualification

·         A number of NICA graduates are currently employed with Cirque Du Soleil

·         Swinburne has a campus in Malaysia with many of the courses offered in Australia offered there – many Australian students choose to study a semester or more at the campus in Malaysia - Sarawak Campus, Malaysia

·         Swinburne has partnerships with over 100 institutions overseas, allowing for Australian students to go and complete part of their studies at one of these institutions - Swinburne Global

·         Swinburne offers over 30 study tours and a great number of those are specific to students studying business - Study Tours

·         Swinburne recently launched its High Achievers Program, which includes a scholarship, for Year 12 students who attain an ATAR of 95 and above - High Achievers Program

·         Swinburne also has an emerging leaders program -  Emerging Leaders

·         Swinburne offers an Aviation degree and part of the training in this course includes access to a Flight Simulator Laboratory with three simulators – Victoria’s only Redbird flight simulator, which is used to simulate a range of; Victoria’s only FlyIt Professional Helicopter Simulator, capable of simulating six types of helicopter; and a B737 procedural simulator - Flight Simulator Laboratory. Swinburne is also the only university in Victoria offering a bachelor degree designed specifically to train students as a commercial pilot aircraft ­- Aviation

·         Swinburne has the largest university Psychology Clinic in Australia, not only offering low-cost counselling, psychological assessment and group therapy treatment, but also quality teaching and research - Psychology Clinic

·         Swinburne is one of the few universities that make Capstone Projects (also referred to as Industry Linked Projects) a major assessment component of for students - Capstone

·         Swinburne’s Law School requires law students to complete 20 days of Industry Based Learning per year over three years - Bachelor of Laws


Career as a Civil Engineer

According to the Good Universities Guide*, Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate and maintain roads, bridges, dams, water supply schemes, sewerage systems, transportation systems, harbours, canals, dockyards, airports, railways, factories and large buildings. 

 

Civil engineers may perform some of the following tasks:

  • investigate sites to work out the most suitable foundation for a proposed construction
  • research and advise on the best engineering solution to meet a client's needs and budget
  • produce detailed designs and documentation for the construction and implementation of civil engineering projects
  • organise the delivery of materials, plant machinery and equipment needed for the construction project and supervise labour
  • supervise the testing and commissioning of completed works
  • analyse and interpret reports on loading, labour, productivity, quality, materials and performance
  • analyse risks associated with natural disasters including wind, earthquake, fire and floods, and design structures and services to meet appropriate standards
  • arrange for geological and geophysical investigations and carry out feasibility studies


Civil engineers may choose specialise.  Specialisations include -



ü  Airport Engineer

ü  Geotechnical/Soil Engineer

ü  Harbour Engineer

ü  Highway Engineer

ü  Hydraulic/Water Resources Engineer

ü  Irrigation/Drainage Engineer

ü  Local Government Engineer

ü  Materials and Testing Engineer

ü  Pipeline Engineer

ü  Railway Engineer

ü  Structural Engineer



Civil engineers may work in offices or spend much of their time on site. They may be required to work long hours and meet strict deadlines while working under minimal supervision. Civil engineers deal with various professional, skilled and semi-skilled people.

Consulting and contracting engineers often travel interstate and some travel overseas. It may be necessary for some civil engineers to change residence every few years as their work takes them from one major engineering site to another.

 

Personal Requirements:

  • able to identify, analyse and solve problems
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • aptitude for computing and design
  • practical and creative
  • able to work without supervision
  • able to work as part of a team
  • able to accept responsibility
  • willing to contribute and adhere to the safety requirements of the operation

*Good Universities Guide - Civil Engineering

 

Universities in Victoria that offer undergraduate degrees in Civil Engineering include -

INSTITUTION

VCE REQUIREMENTS

ATAR 2016

Deakin University

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

61.85+


Federation University

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 15 in any English; and a study score of at least 15 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics

Min 80

La Trobe University

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

60.45+

Monash University

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

91.10

RMIT University  

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

85.20

Swinburne University

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

75.00+

Victoria University

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

n/a

 

 

 


Growth Areas In Engineering

Ø  Where can I use my Electrical Engineering Degree? Opportunities are increasing all the time with new technological developments, much more so than in civil engineering for example. Electrical engineering can be used in banking, the television industry, mining, automotive (eg driverless vehicles), marketing, solar cells, the health industry and in renewable energy to name a few.

Ø  Robotics is another area of growth in engineering (eg drones, humanoid robots, Mars rover, robotic vacuums, etc). 


Why Accounting?
Accounting can be regarded as the language of business.  Accountants analyse, report and give advice about the financial dealings of organisations and individuals, and advise on associated record-keeping and compliance requirements*.  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


The Good Universities Guide - Accounting *


So, how does one become a Chartered Accountant?

 

Step 1:         Choose an approved university business or commerce or finance degree

Step 2: Complete the degree with an accounting major

Step 3: Begin the Chartered Accountants Program - 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 informed about career events, etc. run by the Institute of Chartered Accountants should visit
Chartered Accountants - High School Students  


ADF GAP Year 2017

Gap Year applications are now open!  Students can now apply to experience their Gap Year in the Navy, Army or Air Force. 

The ADF Gap Year program is an excellent way for students to experience military life and to gain a greater understanding of what is involved.  On completion they can continue serving in the Navy, Army or Air Force, or offer the skills and experience they have acquired to an alternative career path.

In one action-packed year they will:

•        Gain valuable skills and work experience,

•        Enjoy a good salary package plus free healthcare,

•        Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle,

•        Make friends with like-minded people.


In 2017 there are 11 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery, and flight crew to logistics.  Places are strictly limited and will only be open for a limited time so interested students should act quickly on taking up this opportunity.

 

Important information –

 

•        Employment commences early 2017

•        Applicants must have completed Year 12 and be aged between 18 and 24 as of 1 April 2017 (Navy), 31 May 2017 (Army), or 7 April 2017 (Air Force).

Details of all the Gap Year roles and/or to apply are available at
Defence Jobs - GAP Year


Forensic Medicine Career Information Session

The Institute of Forensic Medicine is running its first Career Information Session for 2016 on Wednesday 1 April.   The Career Information Sessions have been developed at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in response to the large number of enquiries they receive regarding Work Experience.  Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of the work carried out at the Institute, work experience cannot be offered.  Students in years 10, 11 and 12 will gain an insight into the various career options in the forensic sciences.  Experts are in fields such as -


ü  forensic pathology

ü  forensic toxicology

ü  forensic anthropology

ü  odontology (forensic dentistry)

ü  histopathology

ü  clinical forensic medicine and

ü  molecular biology (DNA)



Date
:              Friday 1 April 2016

Time:              12:30pm – 4pm
Venue:           Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 65 Kavanagh Street in Southbank


Unfortunately there is NO tour of the building available.  Please also note that places are very limited, so priority will be given in RSVP’s received.   Students are advised to act quickly to avoid disappointment.


Anyone wishing to attend must register at Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine Information Session.  

For more information please email
jobs@vifm.org.


’Job Search & Work’ Workshop
Knox City Council Youth Services presents 'A Different Take on Job Search and Work' Workshop.  This workshop is free and available to young people aged 16 -25 years who live, work, study or have a connection to the City of Knox

 

The topics in the workshop include:




* Resume Writing

* Interview Skills

* How to prepare for your first day at
      work

* What to share, what not to share

* What legally you need to disclose to
      an employer



Date
          Friday 1 April 2016
Time          1pm – 3:30pm
Venue:           Knox Youth Information Centre, 2 Capital City Boulevard, Knox Ozone, Wantirna South


To register, or for further information contact Knox City Council Youth Services on (03) 9298 8000 or email
youth@knox.vic.gov.au.


Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White

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



March 10

posted 9 Mar 2016, 16:44 by Sue White

Having had many Year 12 parents attend Careers Appointments with their sons this term, it is apparent that our boys are very lucky to have the support and interest from home in their decisions and pathways.  This level of support is not witnessed in all schools and is a pleasure to witness at St Kevin’s.  This year, following the success of a new initiative in 2015, we are running a Year 10 Parents As Careers and Transition Support (PACTS) Program as a one off session.  This session is for NEW Year 10 parents to the VCE process and pathway decisions only.  Families who have been through the senior school years, either at the College or with daughters or sons elsewhere will be familiar with the system and process from here on.  In excess of 80 parents have registered to attend the evening on Monday March 21st.  We are looking forward to sharing information, clarifying terminology and demystifying some of the myths which surround the VCE, tertiary entry and pathways from school.  Please note the change of start time which will now be 7:45pm

 

The deadline for applications for work experience in March/April has now passed.  Students who have arranged placements but not provided the relevant paperwork or completed the occupational health and safety testing will be asked to reschedule for the Term 2 break.

 

There are still some Careers Appointments available prior to the end of term.  Year 12 students who have not booked an appointment are asked to do so as soon as possible.  Remember the final week of term is SAC/practice exam week.  Appointments will be available but students are asked to email requesting these only once the SAC timetable has been released.  Year 10 students and families are asked to book appointments regarding VCE subject selection and tertiary pathways following the Aptitude and Vocational Testing Feedback Evening which is on Thursday April 14.  


Australian Defence Force GAP Year

Gap Year applications are now open!

Students can now apply to experience their Gap Year in the Navy, Army or Air Force. 
In one action-packed year students will:
• Gain valuable skills and work experience,
• Enjoy a good salary package plus free healthcare,
• Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle, 
• Make friends with like-minded people.


The ADF Gap Year program is an excellent way for students to experience military life and to gain a greater understanding of what's involved. On completion you can continue serving in the Navy, Army or Air Force, or offer the skills and experience you've acquired to an alternative career path.

In 2017 there are 11 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery, and flight crew to logistics. Places are strictly limited and will only be open for a limited time.

Things to know:
• Details of all the Gap Year roles are available atdefencejobs.gov.au/gapyear
• Employment commences early 2017
• Applicants must have completed Year 12 and be aged between 18 and 24 as of 1 April 2017 (Navy), 31 May 2017 (Army), or 7 April 2017 (Air Force).


Apply Now


SpotJobs

SpotJobs.com is Australia’s fastest-growing online job board, focusing on permanent and flexible employment opportunities.  Students looking for casual or part-time work are encouraged to spend some time searching this excellent resource. 


Jobseekers can search and filter jobs by location and working conditions, including the time of day they would like to work and preferences such as working indoors or outdoors, or in a customer-facing role.   For students, this means they can focus on study while learning new skills that will help build their careers for the future.  
 
SpotJobs provides an easy-to-use platform that means no matter where you are, or what device you’re using, it's simple to search, apply and get hired.


Holiday Programs at National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is auspiced by Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, and the only training institute of its kind in Australia.  As well as providing professional training through a three year Bachelor of Circus Arts and foundation programs, NICA also offers a wide range of fun and safe recreational courses for children, teenagers and adults.   Over the upcoming autumn school holidays, NICA has a number of programs on offer where students get to learn juggling, tumbling, mini trampoline, static trapeze, aerial ring, hula hoops, tight wire and more!

 

To find out more and/or enrol in one of these programs, visit

Holiday Programs at NICA.  Alternatively, call (03) 9214 6585 or email shortcourses@nica.com.au


Swinburne University’s Design Factory

Swinburne Design Factory is part of the Global Design Factory Network – a global network of universities offering innovative education, research and partnerships.

This network brings together students, industry and researchers to co-create for extraordinary results. The aim is to turn ideas into reality. 

 

The projects offer students new and unique experiences, challenging team members to move outside of their comfort zone in order to create innovation and new thinking.

Over the course of a project, students gain valuable skills that can set them apart in the employment market, assisting with competencies such as:

§  interdisciplinary team work

§  communication and collaboration

§  project management

§  creative problem solving

§  client interaction

 

The Global Design Factory Network includes:

§  Aalto Design Factory at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

§  Aalto-Tongji Design Factory, at Tongji University in Shanghai, China

§  Duoc Design Factory at Duoc UC, Santiago, Chile

 

Find out more about the Design Factory at Design Factory


Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical systems. They work on systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power. They also work on electronic systems used for computing, communications and other industrial applications. (Job Guide 2014)

 

Electrical Engineering involves the design and study of electronics, power, and electrical systems.  Electrical Engineering deals with the problems associated with large-scale electrical systems such as power transmission and motor control.  So, Electrical Engineers are usually concerned with using electricity to transmit energy.

 

Read more at Good Universities Guide - Electrical Engineer

 

So, a simple analogy: being a mechanical engineer you will learn to build a car’s body and engine, while being an electrical engineer you will be able to handle/build/manage the car's battery.  (Vikash Gait)

 

Electrical engineering degrees are offered at a number of Victorian institutions including –

INSTITUTION

VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

ATAR 2016

Deakin University

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

60+ (G)

La Trobe University

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

71.20 (B)
73.40 (M)

Monash University


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

91.10 (Cl)

RMIT University
Electrical

 

 

Electrical & Electronic

 

 

 

Electronic & Communications

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

72.30 (C)

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

72.15 (C)

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

n/a (C)

Swinburne University

Professional


Electrical & Electronic

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

80.05

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

75.00+

Victoria University

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

n/a (F)

B – Bendigo, C – City, Cl – Clayton, F – Footscray, G – Geelong Waterfront, H – Hawthorn, M - Melbourne


News from RMIT University

Ø  My Brochure ­

RMIT has an exciting simple-to-use online tool allowing students to create their own personalised RMIT course brochure in minutes. International and local students can use My Brochure to explore RMIT’s vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Potential students can then add relevant extra information (from facilities to funding) before their personalised brochure is emailed to them.


For more information and to create a personalised brochure visit RMIT Personalised Brochure

 

Ø  Science in the City (Lab Tours)

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

 

Date:              Wednesday 30 March 2016
Time:              11am – 2pm
Venue:           Building 3, Level 1, Applied Sciences Reception, RMIT City campus


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


Zoos Victoria Easter Holiday Programs

Students might like to consider participating in one of the following programs taking place throughout the upcoming Easter holidays -

 

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Keeper for a Day program - Werribee

 

Healesville Sanctuary’s Vet for a Day program - Healesville VET for a Day

 

Healesville Sanctuary’s Keeper for a Day program - Healesville KEEPER for a Day

 

Bookings and queries can also be made to (03) 9285 9406.


Snapshot of Deakin University

·         An interesting article to read is Deakin at a Glance – all about Deakin’s history and vision, published in November 2015

·         Deakin University is the 7th largest university in Australia with 53 000 across its four campuses – Burwood, Geelong Waterfront, Geelong Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool - Deakin Locations

·         Deakin has four faculties and a number of schools within each faculty - Faculties and Schools

·         Deakin offers trimesters and also offers a significant number of its courses online - CloudDeakin  

·         Deakin is proud to be in the top 3 per cent of universities across all three of the major international university ranking systems (the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings), assessed from 17 000 universities worldwide - Why Choose Deakin

·         Deakin students have access to a hub or portal which provides them with everything they need to know about their course and life at university in order to succeed.  In many ways, this is a personalised dashboard - DeakinSync

·         Students can seek online advice via DeakinSync!  So, while students are checking unit updates and emails in DeakinSync, they can seamlessly ask Watson questions 24/7 365 days a year - Watson powering Deakin.   Launched in February 2015, Watson focuses on new students to support their transition to university.

·         Deakin has recently launched an excellent app for prospective students called Explore.  Students can use this web app to either search for courses to find careers, or start with a career and find the courses that can lead to it - Explore Deakin

·         Deakin invites its students to participate in study abroad and exchange programs as part of their course - Study Abroad

·         Another excellent resource for Deakin students is this. Deakin - this. is packed with inspiration for life, learning and career.  Deakin believes the journey is as important as the destination, and whether students are curious about technology, innovation, culture or personal development, this. is the perfect place to ignite imagination and fuel ambition - this Deakin



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.


March 3

posted 2 Mar 2016, 14:32 by Sue White

The combination of a busy academic timetable and full extra-curricular program leaves little time for students of St Kevin’s College to devote to other activities, including the most important research required to determine pathways following VCE.  In recognition of this, the Careers Department devotes time and energy to providing students with opportunities both on and off campus to allow students exposure to as much relevant information as possible.  This week on Friday, I will accompany a group of students to the Royal Exhibition Buildings where the Australian Defence Force Expo Education Day will be held.  The students will be involved in an improvisation activity requiring them to respond, as if in the field, to a medical emergency.  Students will also have the opportunity to spend time at the 23 exhibitor stands to speak with Defence Force representatives about the variety of programs on offer.

 

At lunch time on Friday, students interested in studying Medicine, Physiotherapy or Pharmacy, will have the opportunity to hear a representative from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland which has been the university of choice for significant numbers of Australian students in the past.  Enjoying international recognition and providing graduates with employment opportunities throughout the world, this will be an eye opening presentation for the brave students who may be prepared to travel to study towards their dreams.

 

Throughout the year there will be additional lunch time information sessions including a final opportunity this term when, on Friday March 18th, Vanessa Lea from Bond University will outline the amazing opportunities to study at this prestigious institution on the Gold Coast. St Kevin’s is proud to be a Bond University Collegiate School thus allowing the opportunity for students to apply for scholarships making study at this private university a viable option.

 

During the holidays students may find the time to think about visiting tertiary institutions or researching GAP Years following Year 12.  This week we have information about a variety of offerings and how to go about researching yourself.


Reminder: Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT)

Register by 3 June;

Test date: 27 July (required for entry to undergraduate Medicine at Monash University). 


How Can I Find Out About University And Vocational Education & Training Courses On Offer?

School students who do their research usually find it easier to make critical career/course decisions than those who do not. What research is recommended?

·       Go to the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website at www.vtac.edu.au   and do a Course Search (eg find where a particular course is taught, what is this years’ ATAR,  what are the prerequisite VCE subjects?

·         Go on-line and search for courses on institution websites

·         Read brochures/pamphlets about courses available in the Careers Room

·        Go to career events such as Career Expos; eg VCE Careers Expo 2016 at Caulfield        Racecourse (see info later in this newsletter)

·         Go to institution Open Days (usually on Sundays in August) – dates later

·         Go to events such as ‘Inside Monash’ (previously called ‘At Monash’) – details later in this    newsletter, and ‘Focus on Melbourne’ (University) – details later

·         Attend school holiday programs run by some universities and other organisations (eg the  Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary)

·         Search the Job Guide at www.jobguide.education.gov.au; this site also offers links to  other useful careers websites (eg Job Outlook). Find out what a particular job involves, and  what is the likely rate of employment upon graduation

·         Attend events run during the year which focus on particular careers (eg sports related  careers, dietetics, psychology careers seminars have been held in the past) – details in this  newsletter as they come to hand

·         Talk to people who work in careers which interests you; What do they like about their  careers? Are there disadvantages? How did they qualify?


News From Monash University

Ø  Admissions Update

Monash offered more than 10,000 students a place in an undergraduate course for 2016.  There was an increase in offers made by the Faculty of Business and Economics, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science compared with 2015.  Of these offers, 5,800 went to students with a Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application. These are applications from students who have suffered disadvantage in their education in some way (eg illness, disability and so on).  For your interest, and to give some guidance as to ATARs required by Monash, Clearly-In ATARs for all Monash courses can be viewed at: www.monash.edu/change-of-preference/assets/pdf/2016-round-1-clearly-in-atar.pdf


Ø  Inside Monash Seminar Series

Monash is once again holding a Seminar Series where you can find out what it is really like to study at Monash.  The seminar series this year is known as ‘Inside Monash’.  The series kicks off with Business and Economics on 9 March, then Science on 10 March and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences on 15 March.

 

When: 6:30pm to 8pm, 9 March through to 13 September

Where: Clayton, Caulfield or Peninsula campuses

Book/Info: www.monash.edu/inside-monash

Other Information: Call 1800 MONASH

 

NOTE: In April there are seminars on Pharmacy, Design and Fine Art, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Global Studies, Nursing and Midwifery, Architecture, Interior Architecture and Psychology.  Seminars on other courses will follow from May to September.  See the above website for details and bookings.  These Seminars are highly recommended for learning more about the course/career which interests you.


News from the University of Melbourne

Ø  Experience a Day at Melbourne

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

 

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

Find out more about:

·         Undergraduate degrees and graduate pathways at Melbourne

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

·         Admissions and entry requirements

·         Access Melbourne and Melbourne Scholarships

·         Accommodation options

·         How parents can help with the transition to university.

 

Date:                         Friday 1 April 2016

Location:                  Parkville Campus, the University of Melbourne

Registration:            Registration is essential.  Please register at
                                
Experience a Day at Melbourne


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

 

Ø  ‘Focus On Melbourne’ Series

During the months of May and June, the University of Melbourne will be hosting a series of free ‘Focus on…’ Information Sessions in the early evening 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. 

Registrations are already open, and to register click on the links listed below!

Date

Event

Campus

Tuesday 17 May

Focus on Engineering - Engineering

Parkville

Wednesday 18 May

Focus on Veterinary Science - Veterinary Science

Parkville

Thursday 19 May

Focus on Biomedicine - Biomedicine

Parkville

Tuesday 24 May

Focus on Agriculture - Agriculture

Parkville

Wednesday 25 May

Focus on IT - Information Technology

Parkville

Tuesday 31 May

Focus on Science - Science

Parkville

Wednesday 1 June

Focus on Commerce - Commerce

Parkville

Tuesday 7 June

Focus on Arts - Arts

Parkville

Wednesday 8 June

Focus on Environments - Environments

Parkville

Thursday 9 June

Focus on Law - Law

Parkville

Tuesday 14 June

Focus on Music - Music

Parkville

Wednesday 15 June

Focus on Fine Arts - Fine Arts

Parkville





News From Deakin University

Ø  Focus On Offerings

Deakin is the seventh largest university in Australia with over 53,000 students. It offers over 700 courses and careers at its four campuses:

·         the largest campus is in the Melbourne suburb of Burwood

·         there are two campuses in Geelong, one at Waurn Ponds and the other on the Geelong Waterfront

·         a campus is located at Warrnambool.

Deakin offers real choice about how and when you learn, and it is possible to fast-track your degree by studying additional units in Trimester 3. You can choose from a wide range of study areas and select from the huge range of elective units offered in many courses, including, in some cases, the option to choose elective units from a different field.  You can also choose how you study. Cloud (online), the fifth campus, provides flexibility, enabling you to study where and when it suits.

Deakin is somewhat unusual in offering three semesters (trimesters) per year.  This means that it is often possible to complete a three-year degree in two years by studying in January and February.

Deakin does not offer VET courses in the way that RMIT, Swinburne and Victoria Universities do.  However, Deakin has formal arrangement with a number of VET providers offering pathways into their degrees. For example, Bendigo TAFE, Box Hill Institute, Chisholm, Melbourne Polytechnic, Riverina TAFE, South West TAFE and The Gordon (Geelong) have formal pathways. For details: www.deakin.edu.au/pathways-to-deakin.

Another pathway to Deakin is from Deakin College. The College offers Diplomas in Commerce, Computing, Engineering, Health Sciences, Management, Media and Communications and Science.  Students who perform well in these one-year diplomas are able to transition to the second year of a similar degree at Deakin University.

Ø  Deakin Explore

Deakin University recently launched an excellent Web App called Deakin Explore.  This resource allows students to kick-start their course and career exploration.  Students can start with courses that lead to a career, or start with careers to find courses that lead to it.  Students can filter courses and careers by what matters to them; each course and carer lists others that are similar thus allowing students to broaden their options, and students can save their favourite courses and careers to access later, and even share them by email, Facebook and even Twitter.


Students are encouraged to visit Explore Deakin and familiarise themselves with this very useful resource. 


Open Days At Holmesglen

Most tertiary institutions hold their Open Days in August (dates will be provided in the next Newsletter so you can get them in your diary). However, Holmesglen has Open Days throughout the year. Holmesglen is mainly a VET provider (some degrees) with campuses in Chadstone, City, Moorabbin and Waverley. Dates of Open Days are: 17 March, 12 May, 16 June, 11 August, 15 September, 27 October and 15 December.

 

On-line bookings are essential at www.holmesglen.edu.au/open


VCE And Careers Expo 2016

Attending the VCE and CAREERS EXPO 2016 is a great chance to collect information from a huge range of providers at the one location.  Exhibitors include: VCE resource providers, Universities, TAFEs and training colleges.  In addition, there will be seminars on VCE subjects, tertiary courses, careers, gap years and study advice.

When:  9am to 3pm, Thursday 5 & Friday 6 May; 10am to 4pm, Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 May

Where: Caulfield Racecourse

Cost: $10 per person, $25 for families (A limited number of free tickets to this event are available from Mrs White in the Careers Department)

Information: www.vceandcareers.com.au.

Put the date in your diary now!

NOTE: Events such as these are great for collecting general information from many sources, so are particularly good for Year 10-11. 


Swinburne University News

Swinburne is a provider of higher education and vocational education and training (VET) courses. The main campus is in Hawthorn, with small campuses in Croydon and Wantirna.

 

2016 saw the introduction of 11 Professional Degrees in areas such as Arts, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Games and Interactivity, Health Science, Information and Communication Technology, Media and Communication, and Science.  These degrees are for high-achieving students and incorporate a guaranteed, paid, full-time work placement.  They feature a mandatory 12-month work placement which is normally undertaken during the third year of study.  Students receive academic credit and gain valuable skills that will make graduates job-ready.  The university will find appropriate placements for students.

 

UniLink is quite a recent development at Swinburne.  UniLink offers one-year courses for students who are unable to reach the required ATAR for Swinburne degrees.  Around 80% of UniLink students are able to move into appropriate degrees at Swinburne in the following year.   


GAP Year Opportunities

Ø  ADF GAP Year

The ADF Gap Year program provides an opportunity for young Australians, who have finished Year 12 (or equivalent) and are aged between 17 and 24, to experience military training and lifestyle whilst gaining new skills and pay over their Gap Year.  The life skills and job training that students acquire during their Gap Year experience will be valuable regardless of what career you ultimately undertake.  Gap Year opportunities are available in the Navy, Army and Air Force.

The GAP Year will commence in January/February 2017 and the jobs available are Navy Gap Year, Army Gap Year (Administration Clerk, Artilleryman, Driver, Rifleman, and Unit Quartermaster) and Air Force Gap Year.  Applications for 2017 open in March! 
To find out more information about the ADF Gap Year program please visit ADF GAP YEAR

AFX Student Exchange

AFX Student Exchange offers a range of programs including high school or GAP year programs to France.  For more information about all the programs offered by AFX visit AFX Student Exchange

AIFS Exchange Programs

AIFS and its family of companies organises cultural exchange programs throughout the world!  Whether students are looking for cultural exchange program, an Au Pair placement, to volunteer or a stint with Camp America, AIFS has a range of opportunities and programs to offer!  Visit AIFS Exchange to find out more!

Antipodeans Abroad

Are you unsure what to do once you finish Year 12?  Perhaps you are unsure what you want to study at university or TAFE?  Perhaps you want to consider taking a GapBreak.  Antipodeans Abroad invites students to join their GapBreak program, a 3-6 month volunteer placement in a developing country. 
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Antipodeans Abroad GapBreak

Gap Medics

Our programs offer students interested in healthcare a genuine insight into the hospital work of doctors and nurses in Tanzania, Zanzibar, Thailand and the Czech Republic.

Gap Medics are offering an exciting project for students that are looking to apply for university courses in medicine, nursing, dentistry or midwiferyGap Medics is a provider of short-term healthcare work experience placements abroad.  Although based in the UK, its programs are open to students from all around the world.  This organisation is dedicated to arranging hospital work experience placements for students who are applying to medical or nursing school in particular.

So, what does the project involve?  During weekdays, students shadow highly skilled doctors in their day-to-day work on a fully-supervised hospital placement.  Students will also have the benefit of clinical teaching, safe and secure accommodation, food, transfers in Tanzania or Thailand, local orientations, 24/7 support from Gap Medics support teams overseas and in the UK and lots of help with preparations for their trip too.   Visit Gap Medics  to find out more!

Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering (formerly Gap Activity Projects) has been offering international volunteering and gap year projects for 17-25 year olds, for over 35 years.  A diverse range of projects are on offer in Asia/Pacific, or further afield in Europe, the Americas and Africa.

Lattitude Volunteers...

  • are not tourists; they immerse themselves in the local culture, become members of that community, and they learn about a country from within
  • step outside their comfort zone and achieve something unique

·         experience life, living and new horizons 

Applications for 2017 are already open and close on 17 June 2016!  Visit Lattitude Global Volunteering to find out more!


Projects Abroad

For any students keen to learn more about the volunteer and work experience programs offered through Projects Abroad, should browse Projects Abroad for more general information.   

Tutors Worldwide

There are many different ways in which a GAP Year can be organised.  Tutors Worldwide offers students the opportunity to work in an overseas school environment at either prep or secondary (high) schoolCurrently Tutors Worldwide recruits for (both senior and junior) schools in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and from among students in the same countries, incorporating personal visits to all countries. 
For more information or to download the application form, visit Tutors Worldwide

Volunteer Abroad with WEP

World Education Program (WEP) Australia is now offering a range of international programs for people over the age of 18!  Programs include volunteer and conservation projects, work & travel and internships, teaching English overseas, international language study and language & volunteer packages.

WEP’s GAP programs bring together volunteers from all over the world to help communities in need, and volunteers learn:

·         to work through the various challenges of adapting to a new culture

·         mature, gain more confidence and develop greater self-awareness

·         gain a better understanding of the world and international relations

·         develop a much more worldly, focused and determined approach to life once back in Australia

Find out more by visiting Volunteer Abroad or call 1300 884 733.



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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