Oakleigh Grammar Senior School Careers Morning Tea
On Tuesday 2 May our senior school students attended a Careers Morning Tea at our Conference and Assembly Centre.
Our Guest Speaker in attendance was Kerrie Bridson who is Associate Professor (Marketing) and Course Director of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Commerce Honours
From Deakin University.
She provided excellent advice and key messages to our senior students on the importance of resilience, that we learn from our mistakes, highlighted pathways to tertiary education, and reminded students that entering courses and career paths are not defined by the ATAR!
She also discussed the importance of developing social and interpersonal skills that students can obtain via extracurricular activities that they should pursue. Whether it be playing sport, a musical instrument, having a part time job, volunteer and/or work experience, it will enhance student’s employability outcomes. Developing connections from now is also of vital importance for their future.
Kerrie has also offered her email contact details should students wish to keep in touch and ask any questions. Please see Mrs. Mascaro if you would likee to contact her. A great opportunity to begin developing new connections!
- UMAT applications close 2 June; test 26 July. Information Booklet: http://umat.acer.edu.au See Mrs. Mascaro for further information.
- ‘INSIDE MONASH’ seminars – Coming in May: 9th Education, 11th Psychology, 16th Medicine and Biomedical Science, 16th Education, 17th Law, 18th Health Sciences, 18th IT, 23rd Biomedical Sciences, Radiography and Nutrition, 25th Engineering; Register: www.monash.edu/inside-monash
- VCE AND CAREERS EXPO 2017: Thurs 4 – Sun 7 May; at Caulfield Racecourse; Admission: $10 or $25 for families. Info: www.vceandcareers.com.au.
VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (VCA) NEW DEGREES – The VCA will be offering two new degrees for aspiring actors and theatre-makers in 2018:
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) and the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre), both dynamic, forward-thinking conservatoire-style programs, will nurture a new generation of culturally aware and internationally focused actors and performance makers, preparing them for 21st century careers in the Asia Pacific region across a wide range of stage and screen contexts. NOTE: The VCA, in South-bank, is part of the University of Melbourne.
RMIT NEWS –
BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (LABORATORY MEDICINE) – The vital role that medical laboratory scientists play in the healthcare system to combat superbugs was highlighted at a recent TedX Texas State university conference. The reality of superbugs in healthcare systems and the role of medical laboratory professionals play in combating these superbugs were discussed. RMIT’s Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) remains as the only degree in Victoria that is professionally accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).
EXPLORE ASIA THROUGH RMIT VIETNAM – You can cross-campus at RMIT Vietnam for up to a year without increasing your tuition or extending your program. Some advantages are: It’s easy to match your academic programs for credit; the affordable cost of living; the food and culture; the chance to travel to some of the best destinations in Asia. RMIT Vietnam is the Asian hub of RMIT University, with campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Programs on offer are: business, creative design and technology. You need to have completed at least one semester of academic study at RMIT prior to applying for Cross-campus Study at RMIT Vietnam. See: www.rmit.edu.au/students/exchangevietnam
NOTE: Several other Victorian universities have overseas campuses where part of a degree can be studied. In addition, all universities have ‘partner’ overseas universities where part of a Victorian degree can be completed (eg a semester). See individual Uni institutions for further information.
INTERESTED IN STUDYING HEALTH AT DEAKIN UNIVERSITY? Health is the fastest growing employment industry. Deakin is offering information sessions where you can explore your options.
- Exercise and Sport Science at Burwood 6-7.30pm, 17 May and 2-3.30pm, 20 May; at Geelong (Waurn Ponds) 6-7.30pm, 24 May and 2-3.30pm, 27 May
- Food and Nutrition Sciences at Burwood – 6-7.30pm, 17 May and 2-3.30pm, 20 May
- Health Sciences at Burwood – 6-7.30pm, 18 May; at Geelong (Waterfront) 6-7.30pm, 25 May
- Nursing and Midwifery at Burwood – 6-8pm, 26 July and 2.30-4.30pm, 29 July; Geelong (Waterfront) 6-8pm, 26 July and 2.30-4.30pm, 29 July; Warrnambool – 6-7.30pm, 11 August.
Register online at www.deakin.edu.au/health/events; Health course Information: 1800 693 888.
THE SWINBURNE ADVANTAGE – Staff at Swinburne believe that an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness. For over 50 years, Swinburne has been partnering with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students workplace experiences. The Swinburne Advantage is available to all new undergraduates; you just need to choose the Work Integrated Learning that suits you from:
- Professional degrees – offer high-achieving students the opportunity to enrol in a degree that incorporates a guaranteed, paid, full-time work placement
- Professional Placements and Internships – through Swinburne’s partnerships with leading companies, you are offered the opportunity to work in a professional placement directly related to your area of study. You are paid and receive academic credit to your degree
- Industry-linked projects – problem-solving is a strength that can bolster your prospective career. You need to graduate with the confidence and skills to tackle any project or challenge. Industry-linked projects are usually undertaken as a unit of study during the final year of your course
- Accreditation Placements – some degrees include a mandatory work placement for accreditation. Swinburne has long-standing relationships with top organisations that welcome Swinburne students (eg in law, engineering and education)
- Industry Study Tours - are designed to give you experience that will benefit your careers, and give credit towards your degree.
ENTRY TO TEACHING COURSES FOR 2018 - The number of Victorian university graduates applying to become teachers has fallen nearly 40% in a year. This drop has triggered concerns about teacher shortages into the future. Requirements for getting into a teaching course will rise this year, with ATAR’s set at a minimum of 65 for 2018 and 70 in 2019. From this year, Victorian universities will only be allowed to offer two-year graduate entry initial teacher education programs, instead of one-year courses known as the Diploma of Education. This may have deterred some students from pursuing a teaching career, although the difficulty in finding full-time work could be a contributor as well.
A compulsory literacy and numeracy test and a separate test will now be used by many Victorian universities for entry to undergraduate education courses to measure non-academic skills like problem solving, leadership, empathy and resilience (known at CASPer).
CASPer (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) is an admissions test developed in Canada which assesses non-cognitive or non-academic attributes in an online format in the pre-screening stage of the application process. It will be done using web-cam and cost $80.00.
REMINDER – EARLY ACHIEVERS PROGRAM (EAP) AT ACU – Have you been a regular volunteer, perhaps gaining leadership experience? The volunteering might be at school, a community organisation, or a cultural or religious group. If so, you could be eligible for the Early Achievers’ Program entry into an undergraduate degree. If successful, you’ll receive an offer as early as August. For most degrees the minimum ATAR for an EAP place is 58.50. Law and physiotherapy require a minimum of 70 while Occupational Therapy, paramedicine and speech pathology require 65. Applications are now open, and close on 17 July. See: www.acu.edu.au/eap