This week we have had Years 9, 10 and 11 students submitting their course applications for next year’s study. Choosing subjects involves considering future career ideas and looking at strengths and interests. Moving forward it’s important to focus on being organised, giving best effort possible and having a balance between school and rest!
YEAR 12 REMINDERS....
Timely applications through VTAC
Thursday 29 September, 2016
SEAS applications close
Tuesday 4 October, 2016
Scholarships through VTAC close
Friday 14 October 2016
Students applying for courses that have extra requirements (i.e. submitting a folio, a pre-selection kit, arranging an interview, etc.) are reminded that failure to meet the deadline date for these means students may no longer be eligible for selection into their desired course. Look under extra requirements on your course information page on VTAC.
Students eligible to apply for SEAS are also reminded that they cannot apply for SEAS until they have made their VTAC application, so putting their VTAC application in soon is vital to allow enough time for you to collect all the information you need for your SEAS and Scholarship applications.
The VTAC website is www.vtac.edu.au.
An apprenticeship or traineeship is a training contract between an employer and an employee in which the apprentice or trainee learns the skills needed for a particular occupation or trade.
An apprenticeship or traineeship can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis and can be used as a valuable stepping stone to start a career in an industry you want to work in. We encourage students who are keen to explore apprenticeships to look into a group employer eg MEGT or Sarina Russo to provide further job security.
There are more than 500 occupations offering apprenticeships or traineeships – in traditional areas as well as a diverse range of emerging careers.
Why undertake an Australian Apprenticeship?
You get paid as you work and you gain “Hands on” experience. This is a real alternative to tertiary study
Creates a pathway - Cert II to Advanced Diploma. The training you receive is relevant to the industry
And is a Nationally Recognized Qualification!
How long does it take to complete an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships used to take up to around four years, depending on the occupation or industry. These days, apprenticeships are ‘competency based’, which means that you can complete your apprenticeship early when you reach the required level of skill. However, licensed trades – electrical, floristry, plumbing and building – are not yet ‘competency based’ and still require you to be an apprentice for four years in order to obtain registration in that trade.
Visit Australian Apprenticeships to find out more! Or come into the Careers centre
Congratulations to the students who participated in the GoforIT work experience program last week at Tata Consultancy Services in St Kilda. Dasuni, Nichelle and Nikoleta, all of Year 10, had a fabulous experience. Nichelle was thrilled to have the opportunity to spend some time with the Tata Consultancy CIO (Chief Information Officer) and hear about her world of work and career pathway to date.
A reminder to all Year 10’s that have not found a work experience location and completed their work experience forms that you need to get this done AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Work experience runs from Monday 5th- Friday 9th December.
We are always looking out for opportunities to promote to our students which will engage them in a variety of experiences about the world of work. Attached is a news article from The Age and a write up from Year 12 student Jun Min on his recent trip to RMIT. We are very proud of you, Jun Min, for grabbing the opportunity and having such fun in doing so!
" I was a bit overwhelmed to find out that I had been selected as one of only five secondary students, state wide, to be selected to attend Takahiro “Goldy” Sakai's cosplay workshop, at Brunswick RMIT campus. All I did to be accepted was write a 300 word essay on why I would like to participate.
Goldy is a famous cosplayer and judge from Japan. He has been making cosplay outfits for 20 years; some took him over 8 months to complete! The lecture he gave was very interesting and beneficial for me. He motivated us to take part in the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) which is an annual international cosplay event that promotes friendly international exchange in Aichi, Japan. He gave us an understanding of WCS which is something that I would like to experience and represent Australia at this summit. He gave us an insight into how people cosplay in Japan.
The highlight of Goldy's speech was, "I see cosplay as a means of communication. As far as I am concerned it's just a great way to meet and make friends with people." This quote really inspired me and keeps me motivated in cosplaying, because interacting with others with shared interests is a great way to meet new friends and I really enjoyed myself.
Special thanks to The Pathways Team for the considering me and giving me a chance to participate in this fantastic experience."
Photography by Justin McManus
Link to article from the Age - http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/melbourne-arts/japanese-cosplay-artist-goldy-touches-down-in-melbourne-20160822-gqyak3.html