Years 11 & 12
Year 12 students are reminded to open their VTAC Applications and submit one course preference by September 30, 2019. Students can add, delete and move courses preferences until 14th December, 4pm which is close of preferences for December round offers. Payment is due 14th December, 4pm.
Year 12 Term 3 Careers Interviews have commenced. Check compass schedule for interview time.
Year 11 Careers Interviews have recommenced. Check compass schedule for interview time.
We are currently processing VET Expression of Interest for VET courses in 2020. We will be assisting students complete their online Expression of Interest for their VET course in 2020 this week. Students will need to bring their USI numbers with them.
La Trobe | Build Your Study Skills Webinar
19 September 2019, 6:00 pm
23 September 2019, 2:00 pm
24 September 2019, 2:00 pm
Attend the webinar to receive a free VCE subject revision lecture on campus. We’ll confirm your registration after the webinar. Find out more: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/events/all/build-your-study-skills-webinar
ACU | Campus Tour
25 September 2019, 10:00 am
Find out more: https://www.acu.edu.au/student-life/experience-uni-before-you-start/explore-your-local-campus/campus-tours/booking-form
Student Exchange Australia New Zealand | LIVE Online Info Session
25 September 2019, 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Find out more: https://studentexchange.org.au/info-sessions/live-online/
Monash University | Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Campus Tour
3 October 2019, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Monash University Peninsula Campus
Find out more: https://www.monash.edu/medicine/news/events/events/spring-break-campus-tour-peninsula
Australian Volunteers Program Information Session
9 October 2019, 6:15 pm
Clemenger BBDO Auditorium
Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/melbourne-australian-volunteers-program-information-session-registration-69690892335
Monash | Master of Architecture: Information Evening
16 October 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Monash Art Design & Architecture, Caulfield East
Find out more: https://www.monash.edu/mada/events/master-of-architecture-information-evening?utm_campaign=arch_infoevening__MADA
William Angliss Institute | For Goodness Cakes Short Course
22 September 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
On completion of this class you will receive a certificate of attendance.
Find out more: https://www.angliss.edu.au/shortcourses/for-goodness-cakes/
VU | Youth High Performance Training – School Holiday Program
23 September 2019, 9:00 am - 25 September 2019, 3:30 pm
Victoria University, Footscray Park Campus
Find out more: https://www.vu.edu.au/about-vu/news-events/events/youth-high-performance-training-school-holiday-program
Food Styling for Photography Masterclass
23 September 2019, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
William Angliss Institute
Join professional photographer Tiffany Coubrough in this half-day workshop and learn how to make an insatiable food photo.
Find out more: https://www.angliss.edu.au/events-hub/student-events-s2-2019/food-styling-photography-masterclass/
Stop Motion Animation at RMIT
Did you know that RMIT offer a short course in stop motion animation?
Learn all about the art of stop motion, including the principles behind the art form, storyboarding techniques, using different devices to capture and create, as well as much more.
Find out more and enrol here: https://shortcourses.rmit.edu.au/course_page.php?course=S320235
Living & Learning @ Ajani
Café Skills Level 2
Hospitality work skills for job seekers and volunteers to extend your hospitality and cooking skills to support the operation of a small café. Begins Wednesday 9th October 9.30am – 11.45am (10 weeks)
Our Job skills program will help you to assess your vocational skills, work through your career options, prepare your CV, submit your job application and get ready for the interview. Term 4: Thursday 24th October10.00am – 1.00pm (7 weeks) Fee: $25.00
Both of these courses are funded by Adult Community and Further Education
For further information contact email@example.com
Scholarships & Competitions
Nimble Supporting Women in STEM Scholarship
Open/Closing Dates: July 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020
To qualify as eligible for this scholarship, you must be:
- A female Australian citizen
- Enrolled full-time and studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship at an accredited Australian Tertiary Education Institution in any of the following areas related to STEM:
Find out more
Courses.com.au Scholarship Program
Value: $5,000 USD
Open/Closing Dates: August 10, 2019 – January 28, 2020
Courses.com.au is proud to launch its 2019 Scholarship Program to provide students with the opportunity to advance their education! The scholarship will be open to all currently studying or enrolled in an online or on-campus course.
- You must be 16 years old or over.
- You must have Australian Citizenship or Residency.
- You must be enrolled in a course related to one of the following:
Find out more
Canstar Future of Finance Student Scholarship
Open/Closing Dates: August 1, 2019 – December 1, 2019
As Australia’s biggest financial comparison website and one of the country’s fastest growing tech companies*, Canstar actively supports the future of the finance and technology industries.
To be eligible to apply you must:
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Monash University Alter Family Foundation Scholarship
Open/Closing Dates: August 5, 2019 – October 11, 2019
The Alter Family Foundation has provided a philanthropic donation to support educationally disadvantaged students study Medicine.
Find out more
La Trobe Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship
Open/Closing Dates: March 20, 2019 – January 29, 2020
The School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (SEMS) will fund up to three Women in Cybersecurity scholarships in 2019 to support female students who wish to undertake our Bachelor of Cybersecurity course the Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus.
Find out more
National Ag Day Careers Competition
The Annual National Ag Day Careers Competition is back again for 2019 and is open for entries from students in years 5 through to 12.
The competition encourages students to create a career pathway in agriculture using LEGO characters and asks students to identify pathways for this career and to envision what a day in the life of their character would look like.
There is a prize of $500 to be won in three age categories.
Entries are open until Monday 11 November.
Find out more and enter here: http://archibullprize.com.au/careers/index.html
Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing 2019
Entries are now open for the 2019 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing.
In this, the seventh year of the Prize, there are six awards on offer for crime writers. All genres of crime writing are eligible, from hard-boiled to comic, paranormal to rural, historical to contemporary, noir to cosy. Entries welcome from anywhere in Australia, from published or unpublished writers.
Entries are open until Monday 7 October.
Find out more and enter here: http://www.newc.org.au/thunderbolt-prize-2019.html
With the Australian Space Agency (ASA) becoming a reality, careers within the space industry are set to grow in Australia. And you don’t just have to be an astronaut or astronomer to get in on the Space action.
Think outside the box, scientists specialising in astrophysics, biology, chemistry, geology, medicine, meteorology, and physics. Technicians in communications, CAD, lasers, quality assurance, radar, robotics and satellites. Electricians. Aeronautical, avionics, instrumentation, computer, materials, mechanical, robotics and space craft engineers are amongst other fields that will be in demand. Not to mention to administrative and other related fields.
What type of person would these jobs suit?
- Strong STEM skills and a passion for space exploration could help you stand out
- You’ll need to be a great team player with good leadership qualities, who’s also capable of following instructions
- Be inquisitive, innovative and great at problem solving in order to come up with solutions for problems and scenarios that are out of the ordinary
- Good communication and listening skills are extremely important in this industry to avoid making mistakes and potentially costly mis-communications
Related Industries that could be a pathway into the Space industry include:
- Science and Technology
- Aviation and Aviation Technology
- IT, Digital communications and media
If you’re keen to pursue a career in aerospace or one of the related industries, you’ll find there are many pathways that’ll get you there.
Lots of the professional roles will require at least a Bachelor degree, possibly even a Masters if you’re going to beat other competitors to the job. Look for degrees that offer internships, cadetships and other work experience roles, in addition to the qualification. Not only will you get experience which looks great on your CV, you’ll also be getting paid.
Study Bachelor of Space Science at RMIT and successfully complete it, you’ll be eligible for one of the Honours or Postgraduate programs.
Alternatively, you could start out with a Certificate II, III or IV in Aeroskills, like the one offered at TAFE Gippsland. It’s a 4-year apprenticeship course that will give you nationally recognised qualifications and work experience. You can go on to study a Diploma of Aeroskills, which could be a pathway to University and other further studies.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Apprenticeship / Traineeship
Or VET qualification in Aeroskills
Working in this role, you’d be installing, maintaining and repairing aircraft engines, mechanical structures, fuselage, undercarriage, electrical, instrument and radio systems. As well as aircraft structures and surface finishes.
You’d be working alongside or under the supervision of a degree qualified engineer.
Once you’ve received Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) trade certificate and had sufficient work experience, you could do further studies and become a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME).
You could expect to earn $70,000 once qualified & depending on experience and additional qualifications.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Edinburgh, SA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Wagga Wagga, NSW
Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Perth, WA
Technical Intelligence Assessment Analyst
You could find yourself working in the Defence Intelligence Organisation in the Weapons and Technical Intelligence branch. Conduct complex research and engineering analysis of weapon systems, radars, sensors, platforms and military technologies.
This could be a pathway in the aerospace industry.
The salary range for this position is advertised from $67,000 – $92,000.
Technical Intelligence Assessment Analyst – Russell, ACT
Design and develop new electrical system, solve problem and test equipment.
A career in this role could take you into the fields of robotics, deep space communications, control systems, extra-terrestrial GPS navigation and positioning, remote power generation and storage networks, imaging systems and more. All of which links nicely to the space industry.
The average salary listed for this industry is a whopping $91,000 per year.
RAAF Electrical Engineer – Australia
Electrical Engineer – Power – Adelaide, SA
Electrical Design Engineer – ACT
A degree in this field could lead to a career researching star formations, or working as a planetarium director. Responsible for forecasting geomagnetic storms for the BOM. The options are endless, but without doubt it will be related to the Space industry.
An entry level astrophysicist can expect to earn an average salary of $74,000 per year. But with some experience, you could easily be earning over $100,000 per year.
Research Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics – Melbourne, VIC
Research Fellow in X-Tay Optics – Melbourne, VIC
Lecturer -Sydney, NSW
Senior Machine Learning Engineer – Sydney, NSW
Growth in this industry is strong and expected to improve.
Carole Marcianti and Karen Riding
The Careers Team