As part of the Yr 11 Careers Program all Year 11 students will complete their Career Action Plan and meet with careers team to discuss their plans for post Year 12. This provides the students an opportunity to reflect on their aspirations and goals and to plan their pathways. The Careers team will meet one on one with the Year 11 students over the next few weeks.
VCE and Career Expo
On Friday 3 May, all Year 11 students will attend the VCE and Career Expo. At this Expo there will be exhibitors representing a wide range of areas including Universities, TAFE, Private RTO’s, Employment, Apprenticeships and Traineeships, GAP Year and Volunteering organisations, ect.
Throughout the day there will be 30 minute seminars on a range a different topics including preparing for work, VCE studies, industry specific.
Please book in for a compulsory Careers Interview to discuss career pathways after Year 12. Make a booking on the Careers Interview Sheet outside of the Careers Office. Compulsory Careers Interviews will be scheduled on Compass if students have not already booked one.
Work Experience for Year 10s will be held from Monday 24 June to Friday 28 June, 2019. All Year 10 students should have secured a work experience placement by now. Supported Work Experience Workshops will be run during Recess and Lunchtime over the next few weeks to support students to secure work experience. Students are welcome to come to the Careers Office to discuss Work Experience options.
Defence Force Information Sessions – VIC
Melbourne Defence Careers Information Session Thursday | 6.00PM | Melbourne Defence Force Recruiting Centre
Melbourne Army Reserves Information Session Monday | 6.00PM | Melbourne Defence Force Recruiting Centre
Melbourne Trades and Hospitality Careers Information Session Monday | 6.00PM | Melbourne Convention Centre
Study in Victoria: VTAC and the University of Melbourne
Tuesday 4 June 2019 6.30 – 8.00 pm
An opportunity to hear from VTAC about applying to Victorian higher education institutions, and from the University of Melbourne and Newman College, a residential college affiliated with them. Where: O'Regan Arts and Cultural Common Theatre, Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College, 128 Miller Street North Sydney NSW 2060.
Bookings essential at: www.trybooking.com/BBXWU
Victoria University | Information Sessions
Business Course Information Sessions
Thursday 9 May | 6.30pm - 7.30pm | Melbourne Campus
Education & Early Childhood Course Info Sessions
Tuesday 14 May | 6.30pm - 7.30pm | Footscray Park Campus
Music Course Info Sessions
Thursday 16 May | 6.30pm - 7.30pm | Kindred Studios
Building & Engineering Course Info Sessions
Tuesday 21 May | 6.30pm - 7.30pm | Footscray Park Campus
Law, Criminology & Legal Services Course Info Sessions
Thursday 23 May | 6.30pm - 7.30pm | City Queen Campus
Psychology & Social Work Course Info Sessions
Tuesday 28 May | 6.30pm - 7.30pm | Footscray Park Campus
Health & Biomedicine Course Info Sessions
Thursday 30 May | 6.30pm - 7.30pm | St Albans Campus
Sports & Exercise Science Course Info Sessions
Tuesday 4 June | 6.30pm - 7.30pm | Footscray Park Campus
Beauty & Dermal Science Course Info Sessions
Thursday 13 June | 6.30pm - 7.30pm | City Queen Campus
Youth Work & Community Development Course Info Sessions
Tuesday 18 June | 6.30pm - 7.30pm | Footscray Park Campus
Science & IT Course Info Sessions
Thursday 20 June | 6.30pm - 7.30pm | Footscray Park Campus
Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management Info Sessions
Tuesday 25 June | 6.30pm - 7.30pm | City Flinders Campus
Coder Academy | Tech Bytes | I Am, You Are, We Are: Hackers
Tuesday 7 May | 1.00pm - 2.00pm | Coder Academy
Join us and a panel of industry leaders within cyber security as we decrypt the stereotypes of what it means to work in cyber, and unlock the opportunities that might exist for you. Find out more and register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tech-bytes-i-am-you-are-we-are-hackers-tickets-59746843417
Swinburne University | Hawthorn Info Evening
Tuesday 4 June | 4.00pm - 6.00pm | Swinburne Hawthorn Campus
Think of Hawthorn Info Evening as your first step in levelling up. It’s where you can ask all the questions you want answered about our bachelor degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Get advice from our specialist staff and, if you like what you see and hear, you can apply on the spot.
Find out more and register: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/infoevening/events/hawthorn/?siid=el|mid|Events|cal|0299
Swinburne University | Wantirna Info Evening
Thursday 30 May | 4.00pm - 6.00pm | Swinburne Wantirna Campus
So, you’re looking to get a qualification that’ll take you higher. A certificate or diploma at our Wantirna campus could be a foot in the door to a new industry, the key to a pay rise, or a path to further study. The Wantirna Info Evening is your first step to levelling up.
Find out more and register:
Swinburne University | Croydon Info Evening
Tuesday 28 May | 4.00pm - 6.00pm | Swinburne Croydon Campus
It’s the middle of the year and you don’t want to wait to take on new adventures. You want to get to that next level. Come to Croydon Info Evening to learn all about our trades and apprenticeship courses.
Find out more and register: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/infoevening/events/croydon/?siid=el|mid|events|cal|0297
University of Melbourne | Jazz & Improvisation Concert and Q&A
Wednesday 29 May | 6.00pm - 7.30pm | Lionel's Lounge, Grant Street Theatre
This concert and Q&A is a great opportunity for music students in Years 10 – 12 to hear and interact with current Bachelor of Music (Jazz & Improvisation) students who are following professional pathways in jazz and improvised music.
With the opportunity chat informally to current students, as well as a Q&A on what it’s like to pursue jazz study at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, the concert is open to all instrumentalists and vocalists interested in jazz and improvisation.
Find out more and register: https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/12457-jazz-improvisation-concert-and-q-a
University of Melbourne | Sound and Music for Visual Media
Tuesday 21 May | 6.00pm - 8.00pm | The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
At this showcase with Interactive Composition students and staff, learn how you can develop practical composition, production and broad music-making skills within a range of theatre and art contexts and in commercial media such as film, animation and computer games. Find out how to approach composing and designing music and sound for these mediums. If you’re in year 9, 10 or 11, come along to hear what Interactive Composition is all about, and find out whether it’s for you.
There will be opportunities to ask questions and no prior technical experience in composition is required.
Find out more and register: https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/12458-sound-and-music-for-visual-media
Photography Studies College | Student Experience Day
Wednesday 3 July | 11.00am - 3.00pm | Photography Studies College
Do you love creating images? Thinking about the possibilities of a creative career? Then come along to the PSC Experience Day - a very special 'hands on' event just for you - senior secondary school students! You'll get a wonderful opportunity to experience our creative campus, talented teachers and 'a day in the life' of a PSC student.
Experience Day is open to students in years 10, 11 and 12 Victorian Secondary Schools.
Find out more and register: https://www.psc.edu.au/student-experience-day.html
Photography Studies College | Open Day
Saturday 11 May | 10.00am - 4.00pm | Photography Studies College
PSC is student centred, career focused and industry connected. Producing career and job ready graduates informs what we do and the courses we deliver! Our impressive national and global networks and connections benefit our students and graduates, providing them with the skills and industry focus for career success. Come and chat to us about how you can kick start your creative future!
Find out more and register: https://www.psc.edu.au/open-day.html
Australasian College of Natural Therapies | Open Day, Melbourne
Saturday 11 May | 12.00pm - 3.00pm | ACNT Melbourne Campus
Want to experience life as an ACNT student? This is your opportunity to speak one on one with the Faculty staff that teach and write our courses, work in the industry and have first-hand experience of what it’s like to follow your passion and turn it into a career. At Open Day you’ll also have the chance to learn about scholarships, study abroad, student life and so much more! Find out more and register: https://www.acnt.edu.au/about/events-and-workshops/acnt-open-day-melbourne-may-2019
EducationUSA Melbourne | General Information Session
Tuesday 28 May | 4.30pm - 5.45pm | Monash University
Tuesday 4 June | 4.30pm - 5.45pm | Monash University
This free session will be presented by Samantha Jackson, EducationUSA Country Coordinator (VIC, SA, TAS and NT) and former U.S. college scholarship student-athlete.
Session 1: Approximately the first 45 minutes of the session will discuss the requirements of applying to U.S. colleges for academic entry including explaining the application process and timeline that is required for all prospective students.
Session 2: The remainder of the program will be dedicated to college sports.
At the of each session there will be time to respond to questions. Attending this session could be very helpful - It will be a great way to start your university research or to help you continue the tasks you are currently addressing. We hope to see you there!
The Hotel School Melbourne Information Session
The Hotel School is excited to invite you to attend 'Information Session' on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019. This will be a great opportunity for you to:
- Know more about 'The Hotel School Advantage'
- Meet Academic staff
- Go on a campus tour
- Ask questions
Find out more - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-hotel-school-melbourne-information-session-tickets-59804054537
Scholarships & Competitions
Applications are open now for the Regional Vocal Scholarship with Opera Australia. Four lucky Year 11 or 12 students, with a passion for opera or musical theatre, could win a Scholarship prize of a week-long visit to Sydney in January 2020. Attending exclusive workshops with industry leaders, tickets to world-class performances at the Sydney Opera House, and the chance to perform for Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and Opera Australia’s guests.
- Students must be in Year 11 or Year 12 at the time of applying
- Students residential address must be 100kms or further from their nearest capital city centre (applicants from Tasmania and Northern Territory are exempt from this criteria)
Applications are open now and close 28 June 2019.
Find out what you'll need to apply here.
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What do they do?
Architects plan, design and review the construction of buildings and spaces. They turn a client’s vision into a reality and provide the ‘map’ for the construction industry to follow. Creative and technical, part Artist and part Engineer. If you have these skills and are passionate about improving the physical and built world looks for the benefit of society and individuals – becoming an Architect could be the career for you.
- Preparing and presenting design proposals to clients
- Advising clients
- Producing detailed, technical, drawings
- Negotiating with contractors and other professionals
- Attending regular meetings with clients, contractors and other specialists
- Co-ordinating the work of contractors
- Making site visits to check on progress
- Dealing with problems that might come up during building.
- Great listening and communication skills
- Visual awareness and an eye for detail
- Ability to draw and create work in three dimensions (3D)
- Technical skills
- Inventive and imaginative
- Be passionate about buildings and the built environment
- Problem- solver
Hold a Bachelor degree in arts or design with a major in Architecture, Masters degree or other qualification in the discipline of architecture accredited by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia. Registered with the Architects Registration Board in the state or territory in which you intend to practise (requires work experience monitoring).
Average salary Graduate $55,996, non-registered experienced $74,691, Experience Associate $115,964 (Source: Architecture AU)
Job growth in this area is moderate (source: Joboutlook.gov.au)
Disney Cultural Exchange Program 2019
Do you absolutely love Disney, or maybe you'd love to go but haven't yet had the chance, perhaps you're interested to learn how the entertainment giants operate? Now's your chance. Disney in Orlando are advertising now, for their 5 to 12 month exchange experience. Participants will get work experience, learn new skills and meet people from around the world. Applications are open now, interviews will be held in May and the experience starts in August 2019. https://youtu.be/Jc2bfE3Badk
- Fluent English
- Aged 18+
- Australian citizen
- Completed Year 12
- Current full time student at accredited tertiary education institution (Uni, TAFE, or polytechnic) - online courses not applicable
You'll need to upload your resume and cover letter with the application. Find out more and apply here.
Carole Marcianti and Karen Riding
The Careers Team