Congratulations to Josh Doyle earning 2nd place in the World Skills games for VET Automotive.
Josh competed against VET Automotive students from around Victorian in a series of competitions demonstrating the skills and knowledge of the industry. WorldSkills competitions operate at a regional, national and international level. Well done Josh.
Work Experience with St Kilda FC
Applications to participate in our Year 10 Work Experience Program open 2 December 2019 and close 14 February 2020.
The program is structured to provide participants with a broad and comprehensive overview of different areas within the administrative and football departments. Participants will hear from members of staff about their role within the club and they may also participate in other experiences and events during their placement, however this will depend on the club’s yearly calendar of activities.
Work Experience with Port Phillip Library
The library is happy to take on short term work experience placements during the 2020.
Work Experience with the City of Stonnington
City of Stonnington work experience offers secondary students the opportunity to develop their subject-based skills, learn about the industry and the workplace, explore possible career options, and enhance interpersonal and communication skills.
Work experience at GTAC
GTAC is proud to offer an engaging and rewarding work experience program for Victorian students. The program, known as our Science Immersion Research Experience (SIRE) program, provides students the opportunity to work within the GTAC team. This can involve using research grade equipment to conduct cutting edge science experiments, pursuing small research projects, tours of world class science research facilities such as CSL and The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, and assisting team members in preparing and delivering educational programs.
Work Experience with Northern Health
Northern Health’s work experience program operates throughout the year, providing secondary students with a five-day block of placement which brings the opportunity to gain insight into the health care system and workplace.
Work Experience with William Adams CAT
William Adams can offer work experience to secondary school students from February through to November, with placement’s available in the following areas:
- Diesel Technicians
- Earthmoving and Truck Service
- Finance and Administration
- Sales and Marketing
- People and Culture
- Information Technology
Information Sessions and Workshops
Deakin | Pathways to Deakin Webinar
19 December 2019, 2:00 pm
Didn’t get the ATAR you hoped for? The good news is there are more ways into university than you might think. In fact, each year more students are coming to Deakin through alternate pathways.
If you missed out on your dream course, are considering transitioning from TAFE to uni or supporting someone through this process, join us to learn about the many pathways to Deakin.
Find out more: https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/events/deakin-webinar-series-pathways-to-deakin-2019
ACU | Campus Tours
10 January 2020, 10:00 am - 10 January 2020, 11:00 am
Australian Catholic University, Ballarat & Melbourne Campuses
Tours typically last between 30 minutes to one hour. Registrations are essential.
Find out more: https://www.acu.edu.au/student-life/experience-uni-before-you-start/explore-your-local-campus/campus-tours/booking-form
ACAP | Information Session
16 January 2020, 6:00 pm
Australian College of Applied Psychology, Lonsdale Street
Interested in studying psychology, counselling, social work, criminology, coaching, or case management?
- Learn how ACAP can help you to change lives and make a difference!
- Meet ACAP staff, academics and current students.
- See our campus.
- Discover the courses we offer, flexible learning options and the benefits of studying at ACAP.
Find out more: https://www.acap.edu.au/home/info-sessions/
MedView | Get Into Med, Melbourne
1 February 2020, 1:00 pm - 1 3:00 pm
University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus
Presented by current medical students, the 2-hour program entails:
- Do you really want to be a doctor? We’ll do a full-body CT scan of the rationale, motivations and reasoning of why people decide to study and practice medicine, and look beyond the media and societal representations.
- We’ll dissect the Australian Medical Council (AMC) requirements of medical schools, and give you a sneak peek at the curriculum so you know what you’ll be studying.
- Understanding the 3 major admissions parameters used in medical schools across Australia and New Zealand is critical for entry. We’ll prescribe the strategies for optimising:
- Entrance exams: UCAT or GAMSAT
- Academic performance thresholds: High school or Uni
- Medical interviews
- How do you get there? We’ll stitch together tips and tricks to avoid the medical school offer slump, including ways to make you stand out from the crowd.
Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-into-med-melbourne-tickets-83747052689
Deakin Freemasons Foundation Victoria Scholarship
Open/Closing Dates: December 4, 2019 – January 22, 2020
If you are a commencing student experiencing financial hardship, apply for the Freemasons Foundation Victoria Scholarship
Find out more
ACU School Locker Scholarship
Open/Closing Dates: September 9, 2019 – March 9, 2020
The School Locker Scholarship has been established to assist high achieving students with financial costs associated with attending university.
Find out more
ACU Creating Opportunity Fund Scholarship
Open/Closing Dates: October 22, 2019 – March 9, 2020
This scholarship assists commencing students who are suffering hardship to access higher education. Such hardships may include, relocation from a regional or remote location, single parent background, first in family to attend university, domestic violence, ongoing medical conditions, non-English speaking background, social, cultural disadvantage or adjusting to life in Australia as a refugee.
Find out more
ACU Community Engagement Scholarship
Open/Closing Dates: October 7, 2019 – January 5, 2020
The Community Engagement Scholarship recognises and rewards ACU students who demonstrate a commitment to ongoing development of their knowledge and skills in community engagement, outside of their course requirements.
Find out more
What do they do?
Occupational Therapists (OTs) are qualified health professionals who work with people of all ages if they’ve been sick, injured or disabled. OTs help their patients to adapt, develop or improve abilities that allow them to participate better in all aspects of life, e.g. daily tasks, self-care, working and volunteering, as well as participation in hobbies, interests and social events.
OTs might work in hospitals, specialist clinics or private offices, schools, care facilities, or out in the community.
People who enjoy helping, are patient, good problem solvers and great with people from all walks of life could suit a career as an OT.
- conduct tests and assess patients’ capabilities (mental, physical, developmental etc)
- develop, plan and implement treatment programs to improve affected movements or functions
- monitor and report on patients progress and help with the coordination of other services that might be needed
- helping children with special needs or disabilities to be integrated into education programs in schools
- assessing employees who’ve been injured or sick, help them return to work or find alternative duties they might be able to do
- assess home and work environments to find problem areas and develop solutions
- design and modify everyday environment of clients to allow for better access and independence
- recommend and advise on the use of specialised equipment
- assess the need for, develop and run health education programs including workplace health and safety
- act as consultants to industry and government organisations, insurers, medical practitioners and employers
- undertake research
- teach in academic institutions, generally at tertiary level
- assist with policy development for health and other areas.
- Patient, compassionate and empathetic
- Creative and good at problem solving
- Organised, great at time management with a flexible attitude
- Practical, fit, and observant
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Enthusiastic and a good motivator
Complete a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance qualification, and you could be qualified as an Occupation Therapy Assistant or Aide, and gain valuable work experience to help you decide if a career in OT is for you. Credits may count towards a degree.
Complete a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.
Or, study an undergraduate degree in any field, then complete a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (check for prerequisite modules you’ll need to complete during your Bachelors). This pathway would generally take 5 to 5 ½ years.
Once you’re qualified, you’ll need to register with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia before you can start work.
Average salary $81,000 per year (Source: joboutlook.gov.au)
Job growth in this area is predicted to be strong.
Carole Marcianti and Karen Riding
The Careers Team