If Year 11 students want to discuss career options they are welcome to book an interview with Careers on the interview sheet outside the Careers Office.
Please book in for a compulsory Careers Interview to discuss career pathways after Year 12. Make a booking on the Careers Interview Sheet outside of the Careers Office. Compulsory Careers Interviews will be scheduled on Compass if students have not already booked one.
Work Experience for Year 10 students will be held from Monday 24 June to Friday 28 June 2019. Students should explore websites and talk to family and friends of family about opportunities to do work experience. Students need to obtain placements by 1 April 2019. Students will look at work experience options during Pathways classes. Students are welcome to come to the Careers Office to discuss Work Experience options.
Austin Health – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Careers Week
Austin Health is pleased to offer a Work Experience Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary School students seeking to learn more about careers in the Health Industry. The program in 2019 will run from September 16 – 20, during which time students will be mentored by staff across a number of different departments with the opportunity to participate in simulation labs and observe a range of Health services in action.
Applications for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Careers Week are processed in partnership with Banyule Nillumbik Workplace Learning. For details on how to apply, please see below.
How to Apply
Secondary school students who wish to apply for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Careers Week are requested to complete all sections of the application form below and return to Banyule Nillumbik Workplace Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Application Form (Word Format)
*NB. Students must be over the age of 15 at the time of their placement. Placements are available in one week blocks only and limited to one placement per student, per year. If you have any other queries regarding the Austin Health Work Experience Program, please email Banyule Nillumbik Workplace Learning at email@example.com
Find out more – http://www.austin.org.au/HR/Workexperience/
Code Like a Girl: Junior Workshop – Coding Skills for the Web
12 April | 2.30pm – 5.30pm | Brunswick
HAVE YOU EVER STUMBLED ACROSS SOME SOURCE CODE AND THOUGHT, “WHAT IS THIS HOT MESS OF LETTERS AND SYMBOLS??!”
To the untrained eye, code can look like something from the secret service. But in just two hours with Code Like a Girl, you’ll be creating your first HTML/CSS project and putting some new skills in your coding toolbox!
This interactive and fun workshop will cover the following:
• What is the language of the web?
• How do you create HTML documents (websites)?
• What are HTML and CSS and what’s the difference anyway?!
• How to style your new webpage with CSS
Code Like a Girl is a social enterprise committed to liberating the talents of women and girls by providing them with the confidence, tools, knowledge and support to enter, and flourish, in the world of coding.
Where: Siteworks, 33 Saxon St, Brunswick VIC 3056 Participants: Girls, aged 14+
Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/code-like-a-girl-junior-workshop-coding-skills-for-the-web-with-and-also-presents-tickets-55502071189
Young Women Leaders in AI
It’s a 12-month journey. Starting with our 6-day AI Leadership camp, followed by ongoing mentorship.
We’re scouting Australia for talented individuals who are ready to think big. If you’ve already got AI ideas, or if you simply like the sound of pursuing a passion that really will change the world then get your application in as soon as you can. Places in the program are capped to achieve a remarkable mix of young women.
Who? Women ages 16-26 from all over Australia.
Leadership Camp - 12th to 17th April 2019 | Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast, QLD
Applications close 17 March 2019
Participation in the program is Free. However, any cars, planes, trains and accommodation you need are not included in the camp.
Find out more – http://womeninai.com.au/program/
YDAS seeking emerging young leaders
The Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) and Awards Victoria are running a pilot program called the Emerging Young Leaders Program for young Victorians who are emerging leaders. Join this free program and gain skills, knowledge and confidence in leadership, advocacy and community outreach.
Young people aged between 14 – 19 and identify as having a disability, being Deaf, neurodiverse and/or having lived experience of mental health issues can apply.
Find out more information and apply here.
Applications close Sunday 24 February.
If you have any questions regarding the application, program, or accessibility needs, please contact Simon Green at 0447 678 653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships & Competitions
#STEMstart – $20k grant for the next superwoman of STEM
Are you the next superwoman of STEM? Do you know someone who is keen to expand their skill set and kick-start a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics? Enter for your chance to win a $20,000 grant to support your career in STEM.
Applications are open for female Australian residents aged 17+
Applications close 30 April.
Find out more – https://www.nowtolove.com.au/lifestyle/career/stem-career-grant-53136
Worth up to $108,000, the Hansen Scholarship is a flagship scholarship program at The University of Melbourne. From 2020, The Hansen Scholarship will be awarded to talented undergraduate students whose financial circumstances present a challenge to accessing a first-class education. Recipients will be awarded accommodation, an allowance, and financial and personal support.
Applications open 1 Mar 2019 and close 21 Mar 2019
• a standard room for 48 weeks each year, at no charge, for the standard full-time, three year undergraduate degree at Little Hall residence in Lincoln Square South;
• an allowance of $4,000 per year for general living expenses for the standard full-time duration of the undergraduate degree;
• a one-time grant of up to $4,000 to support an approved activity for the Scholar’s development such as an international exchange, an international subject, an internship or similar role;
• access to a mentoring program, pastoral care, and enrichment programs available to all students at Little Hall as well as a tailored program of mentoring and support exclusively for Hansen Scholars; • priority access to graduate accommodation at Little Hall should the Hansen Scholar wish to pursue graduate studies at Melbourne after completing their undergraduate degree; and
• next steps funding in the year after completion of the scholar’s undergraduate degree (up to $10,000 for a short-term activity or up to $20,000 for further study)
• Value up to $108,000
Full benefit details
Find out more – https://scholarships.unimelb.edu.au/awards/hansen-scholarship
Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
VTAC are the admissions centre for Universities in Victoria.
VTAC receives, collates and forwards applications to institutions. This includes requests for special consideration (SEAS), scholarship applications and other supporting documentation that may be required by institutions.
After selection decisions are made by the institutions, VTAC sends messages of offer to successful applicants.
Click the link below for all the information you’ll need if you’re a current Year 12 student wanting to apply for Uni in 2020.
• Current Year 12 students
• Demonstration applications
• Where do I start?
• How to apply
• Applying for courses through VTAC
• Applying for scholarships
• Applying for SEAS
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT ANZ)
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test used by the UCAT ANZ Consortium of universities in Australia and New Zealand for their medical, dental and clinical science degree programmes.
The UCAT ANZ test will replace the UMAT (Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test) from 2019 (for university entry in 2020).
The test helps universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required for new doctors and dentists to be successful in their clinical careers. It is used in collaboration with other admissions processes such as interviews and academic qualifications.
It is also an opportunity to stand out from other applicants and demonstrate aptitude for a demanding programme of study.
The UCAT ANZ is a computer-based test delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout Australia, New Zealand and at some overseas locations.
Please note that some pathways to medicine / dentistry / clinical sciences will not require the UCAT. For some applicants a different test may be required. For details candidates should refer to the websites of the universities to which they intend to apply.
Find the dates for 2019 here – https://www.ucat.edu.au/ucat-anz/dates-and-fees/ UCAT Free Practice Papers
UCAT has now replaced UMAT as the admissions test for entry into medical, dental and clinical science degree programmes in Australia and New Zealand.
The UCAT is a 2 hour computer-based test that will run throughout July 2019. You can download a brochure here – UCAT Handbook
We also have UCAT guides and a free full-length UCAT practice exam available for download on our website: www.matrix.edu.au/beginners-guide-to-ucat/part-8-ucat-practice-paper/
Find out about the UCAT Masterclass here – https://www.matrix.edu.au/ucat-courses/
Hyundai Advanced Apprenticeship Academy
The pathway to be a Hyundai Technician commences as an apprentice technician with at one of 170 dealers across the country.
This is a four year apprenticeship (AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology) requiring attendance at an Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
The Hyundai Advanced Apprentice Academy provides the opportunity to teach apprentices in a structured learning environment together with programs to develop diagnostic skills using the latest equipment available.
To find out more about Hyundai apprenticeship academy, you can download the brochure –
Download Apprentice Handbook
Find out more – https://www.hyundai.com.au/hyundai-info/careers/apprenticeship-program
Study Medicine | New information: FAQs and the AMA
This free resource provides detailed information to questions such as:
- • How do I increase my chances to get into medical school?
- • What’s Plan B if I don’t get into medicine?
The FAQ links to the Australian Medical Association (the AMA also links to Study Medicine), pointing students to highly credible and authoritative information about a career in medicine.
University of Melbourne – Guaranteed Accommodation Program
The Melbourne Accommodation Program provides an accommodation guarantee for all eligible undergraduate students.
With just a single application you can apply for a range of high quality, secure, student accommodation within walking distance of the university including the new University operated accommodation at 303 Royal Parade.
Find out more – https://study.unimelb.edu.au/connect-with-us/melbourne-accommodation-program
ANZ Bank Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Opportunities
ANZ is a national employer with reach into metropolitan, regional and remote communities across Australia, giving us an excellent opportunity to help create more employment opportunities for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This Opportunity Bank has been set up to allow Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to express an interest in current or future work opportunities at ANZ.
This Opportunities Bank is proactively managed and supported by the ANZ Indigenous Employment Team. We will contact you to discuss your application for current positions or when suitable positions matching your profile become available.
You must identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to register a profile in this Opportunities Bank.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Opportunities Bank – VIC
Find out more – https://www.anz.com.au/careers/programs/indigenous-opportunities/
Carole Marcianti and Karen Riding
The Careers Team