Year 11 and 12
Year 11 and 12s should attend as many Open Days at Universities as possible to gain an understanding of their chosen courses. Please see compass for Open Day information.
Subject Selection for Year 11 into Year 12 for next year has been completed. If a student have not completed a subject selection interview please ring Senior School to organise a time.
Year 10’s should attend as many Open Days at Universities as possible to gain valuable information about courses and to get an understanding of the campuses and how to access them.
Subject Selection for Year 10 into Year 11 for next year has been completed. If a student have not completed a subject selection interview please ring Senior School to organise a time.
In Term 1, DET introduced a Career Program for all Year 9 students which is being rolled out across Victoria. The program includes a student career test and a 30 minute interview with a consultant to discuss the results of their career test.
Student interviews will finalised early in Term 3. Parents are very welcome to come to the interview with the Consultant and your child.
Subject Selection for Year 9 into Year 10 has now been completed. If a student has not completed a subject selection interview please ring Middle Years to organise a time.
Monash Information Evening – Peninsula
15 August 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monash University Peninsula Campus
Monash knows that choosing a university is a big decision. Get all your questions answered at their information evening conveniently on one of their campuses.
Hear everything you need to know about life at Monash. They’ll tell you all about their undergraduate courses, accommodation, scholarships and student life. Hear from a current student or graduate about where their Monash degree has led them.
Find out more: https://www.monash.edu/information-evenings/peninsula
Defence Force Information Sessions – VIC – August
Melbourne – Navy Trades Information Session
Thursday | 6.00pm | Melbourne Defence Force Recruiting Centre
Melbourne – Try Our Fitness Test Information Day
Saturday | 11.30am | See Change PT
Melbourne – Try Our Fitness Test Information Day
Saturday | 2.00pm | See Change PT
Melbourne – Health Careers Information Session
Thursday | 6.00pm | Melbourne Defence Force Recruiting Centre
Melbourne – Women in Defence Information Session
Wednesday | 6.00pm | Melbourne Defence Force Recruiting Centre
EducationUSA Melbourne – General Information Session
13 August 2019, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Monash University Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Would you like to study at an American university? EducationUSA will be offering a free general advising session that is open to students, parents, coaches and teachers. The session is relevant for all students and addresses general guidance on U.S. undergraduate study, including university application procedures, processes and standardised testing.
Attending this session could be very helpful – it will be a great way to provide resources to you that will allow you to start your university research. For those that have already started this task, it could be an opportunity for you to refine how you are researching to find your best fit U.S. college.
Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/educationusa-melbourne-general-information-session-tickets-65620670191
Deakin University | CASPer Webinar
13 August 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Students applying for initial teacher education degrees at Deakin University must also successfully complete the CASPer test – an online situational judgement test that measures non-academic suitability for teaching.
Hear from a current Deakin teaching student and staff from the School of Education about:
- How CASPer works and what to expect on test day
- Helpful tips on how to prepare for the CASPer test
- Upcoming CASPer dates, how to sign up and reserve a test
- Test day tech tips.
Find out more: https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/events/casper-webinar
Police Information Session
21 August 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
If you are seeking a stimulating, challenging and rewarding career and have values aligned to those of Victoria Police, we encourage you to consider a career in policing.
Please join us at this session to learn about the Police role, the recruitment process and training at the Academy.
Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/police-information-session-august-tickets-66529516575
iCanMed Free Parent Seminar: Guide to Med School Entry
15 September 2019, 10:00 am 4:30 pm
50 Tope Street, South Melbourne
This parents-only seminar is a 2.5-hour session that covers all aspects of medical and dental entry (especially UCAT, interview, medical applications, and the academic challenges of Year 12), as well as a quick overview of medicine as a profession.
Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/icanmed-free-parent-seminar-melb-complete-guide-to-successful-meddent-entry-year-11-below-repeat-tickets-64297184610
Planning Ahead: Your US & UK Application Timeline – Melbourne
30 August 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hawthorn Arts Centre
Are you in Year 9, 10 or 11 and thinking about applying to universities like Harvard, Stanford, Oxford or Cambridge?
The single biggest mistake Australian students make is leaving the application too late.
Many students try to start their overseas application during a busy Year 12. With a steady stream of exams, many students simply don’t have time to put together every element of their US or UK application.
At this event, expert speakers from Crimson Education will use successful student case studies to map out all the steps you can take to give yourself the best chance of gaining admission to top US & UK universities.
New Space-Focussed Short Courses at Swinburne
Swinburne University is preparing to launch two new short courses that are focussed on the space industry. They will be aimed at researchers, consultants, entrepreneurs and legal professionals looking to work in and with these fast-growing industries.
The two new courses will be “Space Applications in the Australian Context” and “Space Regulatory Frameworks”. They are the first of their kind to be offered by an Australian University.
The space industry is growing in importance globally. Opportunities in this industry include artificial intelligence, robotics, big data analytics and next-generation communications.
Swinburne will be launching the new courses in August.
Read more about the new courses here.
National Skills Week 2019 – Victoria Launch
25 August 2019, 4:00 pm
Box Hill Institute, Elgar Road
Join Box Hill Institute for the official state launch of National Skills Week 2019, in Victoria.
The launch is a celebration of the diversity, talent and practical, hands on approach to skills that categorise Vocational Education and Training (VET).
The launch coincides with the Worldskills East Melbourne Regional Competition, which draws competitors from Chisholm, Holmesglen, Melbourne Polytechnic, Swinburne, and Box Hill Institute.
With access to the campus all day, come early to see the best of TAFE battle it out an compete in beauty therapy, electrical installation, fashion technology, floristry, graphic design, hairdressing, refrigeration, visual merchandising, and VETiS automotive – construction – plumbing skills based activities.
Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/national-skills-week-2019-victoria-launch-tickets-62693360529
Simulated UCAT Day Workshops
Are you in year 10, 11 or 12 and considering career in medicine or dentistry? You may benefit from attending one of NIE’s Simulated UCAT Day Workshops.
The events will be conducted by the National Institute of Education in partnership with UCAT Preparation Australia, MICAS (Medical Interviews and Career Advise Services) and PTTI (Pro Training Tutorial Institute).
The workshop is designed to cover fundamental techniques in navigating all five sections of the UCAT test. Students will spend the day with one of NIE’s specialist teachers in the field and will be able ask questions and address any concerns they may have about the test. Students will also be able to undertake a practice test, and receive an introduction to UCAT Medical Interviews.
See a full list of dates and locations, and enrol here: https://www.nie.edu.au/ucat-courses/simulated-ucat-day-workshop
MedEntry Online UCAT Preparation Course
MedEntry is a company that offers a comprehensive online UCAT preparation course. Through their online learning platform you will have access to hundreds of resources, including ten full-length practise exams.
Being fully online gives you the flexibility to study for the UCAT from anywhere at anytime.
They also have a MedEntry Smartphone App, allowing you to study on-the-go.
Check out all the details here: https://www.medentry.edu.au/our-services/ucat-packages/online
Scholarships & Competitions
Choosi Futures Grant Program
Open/Closing Dates: July 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019
The Choosi Futures Grant Program offers financial assistance to those studying the health, fitness and medical disciplines to help them, help others lead healthy lives.
- To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time in an accredited Australian Education Institution and be studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in any of the following areas:
- Health Sciences & Healthcare industry
- Specialist healthcare
- Only citizens or permanent residents of Australia can apply.
- You must have reached 18 years of age to enter.
Find out more
Early offer closing dates 2019
If you’re interested in applying to Uni and receiving a conditional offer* before you’ve sat your exams, then there’s still chance to apply to some of the early offer schemes around Australia.
* A “conditional offer” means it’s based on your predicted ATAR / OP score. It’s not guaranteed, you’ll have to achieve your predicted or higher score to be able to accept the offer. Most offers from Uni, but not all, are issued on this proviso.
If you know where you want to study and what you want to do, then you could save yourself some stress by knowing you already have an offer in the pipeline and an application in. Then you can knuckle down to getting the best ATAR you possibly can.
Here are the closing dates:
(Universities are listed in alphabetical order)
Australian Catholic University’s Community Achiever Program (CAP) closing dates for each campus are:
Melbourne - Wednesday 14 August
La Trobe’s ASPIRE program application closing date is 31 August 2019.
Macquarie Uni’s Leaders and Achievers early entry scheme closes Monday 26 August 2019.
Torrens Uni Early Entry Program for QLD & NSW students apply before September 27, 2019
Victoria University’s VU Guaranteed program 11 October 2019 for Year 12s and 13 December 2019 for Year 11s.
Not all Institutions have a program that you can apply to directly, but some have the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) which you can apply through via UAC. The closing date for SRS through UAC is Monday 30 September 2019. Participating institutions include:
There’s plenty more information on our website about early offers, if you’d like to read more about these programs.
TAC Opening Dates 2019
If you’re looking at applying to Uni in 2020, and you want to apply through one of the Tertiary Admission Centres (TAC), you’ll be able to get your applications started, or done, really soon.
Victorian University applications go through VTAC. It’s open from 9.00am Monday 5 August 2019.
There may be fees associated with lodging applications through TACs. If you get your applications done soon, then you may be eligible for the “early bird” fees. It’s worth doing if you want to save money as the early fees can be significantly reduced.
We’ll be posting more soon about the key dates you’ll need to be aware of (closing dates, offers etc.), what else you can apply for through TAC’s (admission schemes, financial aid and more), as well as how to apply.
Keep watching the Study Work Grow website for up to date information.
Carole Marcianti and Karen Riding
The Careers Team