Dromana College is committed to the pathways of your child. It is an open and fully dedicated Careers resource centre where students can get advice and assistance about their pathway through and beyond secondary school.
It is not a resource centre just for senior students (though year 12 students will be prioritised) it is a resource centre for all students, in all year levels as well as for parents/guardians, 5 days a week, 8 – 4pm.
VTAC is OPEN!
If you would like to study at university in 2020 the only way you will be considered for courses is by creating a VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre) account, listing your preferred courses, supplying any relevant and required information then wait for the OFFER rounds.
Timely application fee is $39 – this fee applies if you create an account and add at least one course between the OPEN date: 5th August and the CLOSE date: 30 September.
Accounts can be created after the CLOSE date but incur a higher application fee up to $148 for very late applications.
www.vtac.edu.au for full information about applications and deadline dates.
Each lunchtime from 5th August until the end of term 3, the Pathways office will be available for VTAC help sessions. Just come in, no need to book.
Now is also the time to apply for scholarships offered by various institutions
Each year all types of institutions: university, TAFES, private providers, industry, NGO’s and Governments offer $1,000’s worth of scholarships. Some scholarships can be applied through VTAC but each institution also provides scholarships not available through VTAC. In this instance you must check each institutions website.
TAFE Free courses:
If it is TAFE you are thinking of enrolling into in 2020 , there are several FREE TAFE courses available.
THE SPACES ARE LIMITED – so apply NOW.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses will reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses covers tuition fees for priority courses for students who are eligible for government subsidised training. This includes: 30 non apprenticeship courses and 20 Victorian Pre Apprenticeship courses.
For a full list of FREE TAFE courses: https://w.www.vic.gov.au/freetafe/free-tafe.html
COURSE COUNSELLING AND VET 2020
Course counselling has now concluded for 2019. If your child has not selected their subjects for 2020 please contact your child’s year level coordinator.
If your child is undertaking the VCAL program in Year 11 or 12 in 2020, they must complete a Certificate course (VETis) as part of the successful completion of VCAL, these formal qualification certificates are called VETis subjects.
VETis subjects are Australian Certificates usually at Certificate II or III level covering a wide range of industries. For example: Building and Construction / Plumbing / Beauty /Salon Assistant / Hospitality / Electrical / Automotive / Drafting / Allied Health / Community Services / Music / Animal Studies / Equine to name a few!
If your child selected a Dromana College VET subject (Hospitality, Sport and Recreation, Small Business) or OTHER on their subject selection submission OR your child is undertaking VCAL in 2020 they MUST come to the Pathways office for the second part of the enrolment process. PLEASE NOTE: Entering subjects DOES NOT enrol your student into a VET Certificate in 2020.
Please note also: If your child is undertaking the SECOND year of their VET subject there is NO AUTOMATIC enrolment. Your child must still come to the Pathways office for further enrolment information.
SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICESHIP OR TRAINEESHIPS (SBATS)
Students undertaking Year 11 or 12 VCAL also have the opportunity to start a paid Australian Traineeship or Australian Apprenticeship while they are completing Years 11 and 12 VCAL.
SBATS allow students to combine their VCAL school work with 7 hours a week paid part time work on a Wednesday or Friday in their chosen industry, while completing their relevant industry Certificate (Wednesday or Friday).
SBAT traineeships (12month completion) available in:
Education Support / Allied Health / Fitness / Business / I.T.
SBAT Apprenticeships (4 years Australian Apprenticeship) are available in:
Building and Construction
Scholarships are available for students from most Universities and State Schools. The types of scholarships are wide and varied and can accommodate every year level. Please visit the Victorian Education website for each individual scholarship. Applications from students in Years 4 - 11 and tertiary institutions will re-open in October 2019. Applications from current Year 12 students will re-open in August 2019. Link below. Please be aware of the open dates and cut off dates for all scholarships.
See the Pathways office for more information about SBATS
Derry Caulfield – Careers
Jackie Douglas - VET, SWL, Wk Exp
Megan Rogers – VASS, VET, SWL