We wish the year 12s all best as they proceed through their exams. Students need to remember that once results have been received they have until 20th December 12.00 (noon) to change their preference list. If students wish to discuss their options, they need to make an appointment with a member of the careers team.
Traineeships are a great option for post- Year 12 students who want to work and gain a qualification at the same time. Some possibilities include:
AFP Directions Program Traineeship
The AFP Directions Program Traineeship is a twelve-month entry-level full time program for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians who have a strong interest in an administrative role with a law enforcement agency.
Find out more and apply online – http://bit.ly/2gZtXzs
If you’d like to start a career in the arts or creative industries, check out their jobs board.
Year 11 Students
Enhancement studies are offered at most universities. The program is available to high achieving year 11 students, who have received high scores in their VCE program. Some of the programs available are:
La Trobe: VCE Plus Application and Offers Day
Mon 20 November, 1pm – 6pm @ Bundoora campus
Year 11 students who are interested in participating in VCE Plus, La Trobe’s extension studies program, can attend this day to find out more information about the program and potentially even receive an offer on the day.
Register – http://www.latrobe.edu.au/events/all/vce-plus-program-application-and-offers-day
Applications for 2018 close 15 December.
Deakin Accelerate is Deakin’s extension studies program. High-achieving VCE students can study a university unit and have it contribute towards their ATAR.
Find out more – http://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/entry-pathways/accelerate
University of Melbourne Extension Program
Applications for 2018 close Fri 22 December.
The University of Melbourne’s extension program provides high-achieving VCE students with the opportunity to study university subjects while at school and have them contribute to their ATAR.
Find out more – https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/info/school-students/extension-program
Monash UniversityWe assess applications on your academic record and a supporting statement from your school. We look for consistently good marks across all Year 11 subjects, particularly how well you have done in any Units 3 and 4. Some of our Extension subjects require you to have previously completed or be concurrently enrolled in particular VCE Units 3 and 4. Applications open on 8 August 2016. Find out more on monash.edu/extension2017
RMIT Extension gives you a head start at university by completing two undergraduate courses during the final year of your VCE. Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to transform your future.
Looking for Casual Work?
Students considering looking for part time or casual work over the Christmas and New Year break, might like to browse the following links:
Woolworths & Big W
Students are reminded to not limit themselves to the above links, but to also think about places near to their homes – think about things that are close by, the shops they go to, the places they eat, etc. Remember, there are so many different ways to keep busy during school holidays, and activities do not have to always be paid work. For example, volunteering for local charities is a great way to contribute to the community.
NIDA Young Actors Studio Program – Auditions
Collaborate with other young artists in an ensemble to develop skills for stage and screen. Work with the support and direction from core tutors and gain inspiration from industry professionals.
6-hour workshop each Sunday during term time for 2018.
Auditions: Melbourne Sat 16 Dec, 2017 10am Sat 13 Jan, 2018 2pm
Whitehouse Institute of Design Summer Workshops
Melbourne: January 2018
These short workshops will give you introductory skills in fashion, interior design or photography.
Find out more and book – http://holidayworkshops.pagedemo.co/
This page from Careers with STEM has some suggestions for activities you can do to expand your mind and your skillset if you’re interested in engineering.
Check them out – https://careerswithstem.com/build-engineering-projects/
Tech Girls Movement
The Tech Girls Movement aims to get more women and girls interested in technology and involved in STEM careers. Find out about the movement on the website.
Visit their inspiring videos page – http://www.techgirlsmovement.org/inspring-videos/
VCA Year Long Short Course: Acting Studio
Passionate about theatre? Looking to discover your hidden talents? Join VCA's Acting Studio and gain an accelerated introduction to acting and theatre.
This intensive, year-long part time course is modelled on VCA Theatre’s Bachelor of Fine Art (Acting) and is designed to augment participants’ creative potential and develop them as an actor. Students will gain valuable insights in Voice technique, Movement and physical presence, Solo and ensemble skills, Improvisation and impulse work, Devised performance, Approach to text, Scene analysis and character development, and Acting to camera.
Find out more at Acting Studio 2018
Bright Awards are a rare celebration of creative craft within secondary schools around Australia. They are designed to highlight emerging young creative talent. Year 11 and 12 students can submit their work.
Entries close 1 December.
Find out more – http://www.brightawards.com.au/
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Human Rights Essay Competition For Victorian Year 10 and 11 students
The Human Rights Essay Competition is an important part of Human Rights Week 2017 to help Victorians raise awareness and build a better understanding of human rights. Entrants may write an essay (maximum 1,000 words) or record a speech (video or audio should be of less than 5 minutes long) and submit it to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission via the online entry form on humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/hrw/essaycomp by Monday 27 November 2017.
Entrants must respond to ONE of the following questions.
If the aim of human rights is to help us, why do some people argue against them?
Australia has just been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Is it time for us to have a Bill of Rights? What difference will it make?
For further information and terms and conditions including prizes visit http://humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/HRW/essay-competition
Career in the Police Force
Being a police officer no ordinary job! In fact, it is rather an extraordinary career. People who want to be part of a dynamic organisation that is dedicated to making Victoria a safer place to work and live, and who is looking to make a difference every day of their working lives, might like to visit Police Careers and find out more about the range of careers, as well as the application requirements!
Students often enquire as to the physical requirements they need to enter the police force. Watch a YouTube video at YouTube to find out more! Students keen on further YouTube videos regarding the Victoria Police, can watch them at VPBlueTube