Year 11 & 12
Year 12s will be attending the Tertiary Information Sessions at Deakin University on Wednesday 19 June, 2019.
Please check compass to confirm attendance.
Year 11 and 12s should attend as many Open Days at Universities as possible to gain an understanding of their chosen courses. Please see compass to Open Day information
Year 10’s should attend as many Open Days at Universities as possible to gain valuable information about courses and to get am understanding of the campuses and how to access them.
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. Students are welcome to come to the Careers Office to discuss Work Experience options.
In Term 1, DET introduced a Career Program for all Year 9 students which is being rolled out across Victoria. The program includes a student career test and a 30 minute interview with a consultant to discuss the results of their career test.
Student interviews will continue throughout the remainder of Term 2. Parents are very welcome to come to the interview with the Consultant and your child.
Academy of Information Technology | Open Day – Melbourne
Saturday 3 August | 10.00am – 1.00pm | Academy of Information Technology, Melbourne
Open Day is a great way to meet your future teachers. They will be around to tell you more about the courses and subjects and answer any questions you may have. Across all our subjects – animation, 3D design, IT, film and digital design, we will be showcasing the high quality of work our students create.
Find out more and register: https://info.ait.edu.au/attend-open-day-1
Collarts Open Day
Saturday 31 August | 10.00am – 3.00pm | Collarts, Collingwood Campus (Wellington Street)
At our Open Day, we open our doors to the public and invite you to come and experience life as a student on our campus! Throughout the day there will be detailed information sessions on each of our courses, where you will have plenty of time to ask questions and chat with teachers, graduates and student advisors.
Find out more and register here: https://www.collarts.edu.au/open-day
ACU | Talk with Nurses, Midwives and Paramedics
Tuesday 9 July | 4.00pm – 6.00pm | ACU Melbourne Campus
Join us at our Melbourne Campus for Talk with Nurses, Midwives and Paramedics. Hear from a panel of practitioners on what it’s really like to work in health care.
Find out more and register: https://www.acu.edu.au/about-acu/events/2019/july/talk-with-nurses-midwives-and-paramedics
US College Intensive with Former Stanford Admissions Officer
3 July 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Hawthorn Arts Centre, Burwood Road
Learn exactly what US College Admissions Officers are looking for from Martin Walsh, a former Stanford Admissions Officer who has reviewed more than 5,000 applications!
This is a must-attend event for students in Years 10-12 who intend on applying to US Colleges.
Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-college-intensive-with-former-stanford-admissions-officer-mel-registration-62904262342?discount=STUDYWORKGROW
RMIT | City & Brunswick Open Day
11 August 2019, 10:00 am | RMIT University, Melbourne City Campus
Explore our campus, chat with staff and students, get involved in activities and find the course that is right for you.
Discover your study options.
You’ll probably need to register for this event and confirm the times with RMIT.
Find out more: https://openday.rmit.edu.au/
La Trobe University | Shepparton Open Day
2 August 2019, 3:00 pm
La Trobe University | Melbourne (Bundoora) Open Day
4 August 2019, 10:00 am
La Trobe University | Albury – Wodonga Open Day
18 August 2019, 10:00 am
La Trobe University | Bendigo Open Day
25 August 2019, 10:00 am
You’ll need to register to attend Open Day.
Open Day is your chance to visit our campuses, step inside our world-class facilities, get up close and personal with our teaching staff, and gain a real taste of university life. Register to attend Open Day and see where La Trobe can take you.
Across all of our campuses you’ll have the chance to:
- Get detailed information about our courses and the career opportunities they’ll open
- speak to current students and academics about studying at La Trobe and what to expect
- hear from our graduates and how La Trobe has made them career ready
- visit the Aspire Hub to learn more about our early admissions program – you can even submit your application on the spot
- tour our campuses and see the massive investment being made into new teaching and learning facilities
- learn about overseas study exchange opportunities
- discover the fun side of La Trobe through Melbourne and Bendigo’s clubs and societies, free entertainment as well as La Trobe Sport.
Open Day isn’t just your opportunity to learn about the course you want to study; it’s also your chance to get a clear idea of what careers it can lead to.
Career readiness is a priority at La Trobe, which is why we’ve developed our unique Career Ready Advantage program. Make sure you drop into your campus’s Career Ready Hub on Open Day for a chat with one of our friendly expert career advisers.
We’ll also be running ‘how-to’ LinkedIn sessions for students and parents at selected campuses, where you’ll get top tips on how to set up your profile, grow your connections and identify job opportunities using the number-one career development tool.
Furthermore, there’ll be career-oriented lectures available at selected campuses on Open Day, providing you with handy advice on how to prepare for your future career before, during and after uni.
Find out more: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/openday
Police Information Session – Melbourne
26 June 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
If you are seeking a stimulating, challenging and rewarding career and have values aligned to those of Victoria Police, we encourage you to consider a career in policing.
Please join us at this session to learn about the Police role, the recruitment process and training at the Academy.
Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/police-information-session-june-tickets-61673428886
Box Hill Institute | Careers, Courses, Connections – Information Session
18 June 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Box Hill Institute - Nelson Campus
Join us for an Information Session on careers, courses, networking and trends within the Design, Music, Sport and Recreation, Cyber Security and Business/Accounting industries.
Tour our recently constructed, world-class facilities at Nelson Campus in Box Hill and gain the information you need to help shape your future.
Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/careers-courses-connections-information-session-registration-62681233256
Australian Institute of Music | Open Day – Melbourne
3 August 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Australian Institute of Music, King Street
AIM OPEN DAY 2019 is the perfect opportunity to discover our range of unique and specialised degree programs. Meet teachers, students and alumni, chat to industry experts and explore your course options with our friendly admissions advising staff.
It’s hard to know what degree is the right one. We’ve broken down every career path & connected it to related qualifications so that you can be sure you’ll have the right skills to make it.
Detailed entry requirements so that you can be confident & nail your audition, portfolio or interview.
Know what you’ll learn & be sure you are mastering the skills that excite you
- Discover | See our vibrant campus come to life with free performance workshops, demonstrations, displays, career overview talks and more!
- Get Involved | Enjoy live performances, and experience a range of fun interactive activities. Plus take part in our industry feedback panel sessions.
- Find Out More | AIM OPEN DAY 2019 is the perfect opportunity to discover our range of unique and specialised degree programs. Meet teachers, students and alumni, chat to industry experts and explore your course options with our friendly admissions advising staff.
Full schedule of the day’s events and workshops coming soon.
Find out more: https://www.aim.edu.au/events/open-day-2019
Soar Aviation Melbourne – Course Info Session
27 June 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Soar Aviation - Moorabbin Airport Melbourne
Start your career as a pilot today! Explore the AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilots License -Aeroplane) course in further detail, at our Soar Aviation Moorabbin Airport information Session.
This information session is an opportunity to discuss your career goals in aviation, and learn why the Soar Aviation course is the right choice for you.
Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/soar-aviation-melbourne-info-session-mid-year-intakes-tickets-61555925430
Tech Games Fest 2019
29 June 2019, 10:00 am - 1 July 2019, 6:00 pm | Chisholm Institute
High school students, their parents and tech-loving general public are invited to join us for TGF 2019.
This year, our three day event will share info on:
- employment and study opportunities in ICT, workshops, presentations and tournaments
- latest games, Esports, robotics, cosplay and pop culture, games development, and board games
- drones, cyber security, AR and VR and programming
- software and hardware.
Find out more: https://www.chisholm.edu.au/tgf
Chisholm Institute School Holiday Workshops
The Chisholm Institute in Frankston runs a variety of workshops from different course options over the school holidays. They are open to students in years 9 – 12 and are a great way to gain new skills, meet new people, and discover what you might like to do when you leave school.
Each workshop costs $15 and includes a light lunch. They run from 9.30am – 3.30pm.
See what’s on offer and book a workshop by following the links below:
Tuesday 9 July
Wednesday 10 July
Thursday 11 July
Friday 12 July
Scholarships & Competitions
Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship | Deakin Uni
Open/Closing Dates: 28/09/2018 – 08/01/2019
Value: $35,000 - $80,000 AUD
Deakin’s prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded each year to 26 eligible undergraduate students whose exceptional academic achievements and extra-curricular activities truly set them apart.
To be eligible you must be:
- an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
- commencing at Deakin University in an undergraduate bachelor degree in any trimester/semester in the 2019 academic year
- enrolled full time unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full-time study
- enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place.
You must be able to demonstrate academic achievement in one of the following:
Consideration will be given to:
- your extra-curricular activities and achievements, for example in the areas of leadership, community service, the arts, volunteering, or sport
- students experiencing personal or financial hardship.
To apply: Directly through Deakin’s course and scholarship applicant portal. Include supporting documentation required:
- evidence of your leadership activities or community service achievement
- evidence of your sporting or other achievements.
Follow the steps and select the ‘Deakin Funded Scholarships Program’ option, your application will automatically be considered for the Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship, Deakin Scholarship for Excellence and Deakin Student Support Scholarship in the selection process. This reduces the number of scholarships you have to apply for and increases your chances of receiving a Deakin scholarship.
Find out more
Swinburne University | Six Word Scholarship
Open/Closing Dates: – 12/06/2019
Value: $1,600 – full fees for the Learning and Communicating Online Single Unit
The sign of a great communicator is the ability to write succinctly. In the world of social media and ever shortening attention spans, this skill is now more important than ever.
For the chance to earn a scholarship to the Learning and Communicating Online single unit course, you need to share your original story, using just six words in the comments of Swinburne University’s Six Word Scholarship Facebook post.
Entries are open until Wednesday 12 June.
Share your original story, using just six words in the comments of our Six Word Scholarship Facebook post. Enter on Facebook
Find out more
The John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize
The John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers is a developmental award open exclusively to Australian secondary school students in categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
Fifteen shortlisted writers receive feedback on their work, are invited to meet John Marsden, and participate in an exclusive creative writing workshop and special event at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Prize winners will also receive a $500 cash prize and a book pack courtesy of Hachette Australia.
Entries are open until 11.59pm on Sunday 30 June.
Find out more and register: https://expressmedia.org.au/programs/john-marsden-prize/
Australian Life Photography Competition
The Australian Life and Photography Competition is looking for engaging and intriguing photos that depict Australia beyond the icons.
You may capture any aspect of Australia – everyday occurrences, fleeting moments, unusual places, comical characters, celebrations or rituals, natural or artificial environments.
Entry is free, and open until Sunday 16 June.
Find out more and enter: https://www.artandabout.com.au/australian-life-photography-competition/
Crown Sydney Artist Initiative
Crown Resorts Limited is taking an innovative approach to sourcing art for the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort, Sydney’s first 6 star hotel, by creating an initiative that endeavours to showcase photography by Australia’s most promising emerging creative talents.
Winners and finalists will have their work showcased within the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort, featured on the Crown Sydney Artist Initiative website, published in the Art of Crown hardbound book, which will be featured in all Crown Resorts properties, and exhibited at the 2019 Crown Sydney Artist Initiative Finalist Exhibition. Winners will also receive a cash prize.
Find out more and enter: https://artistinitiative.crownsydney.com.au/submit
Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship
Open/Closing Dates: 05/08/2019 – 30/09/2019
Value: $17,500 - $32,500
This scholarship is awarded to talented students in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement during their Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate (IB).
To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:
- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen, and have completed an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate in Australia, or
- be an Australian citizen and have completed an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate outside Australia.
- have applied for a University of Melbourne undergraduate course via VTAC for commencement in the year following completion of Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate
- not have previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program), and
- satisfy the prerequisites for a University of Melbourne course and:
- have achieved an ATAR of at least 99.90, or
- intend to undertake the Bachelor of Music and have achieved an ATAR of at least 99.85 and achieved an audition score of A+ , or
- be of Indigenous Australian descent and have achieved an ATAR of at least 90.00
The Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship is guaranteed to all eligible students.
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Careers and jobs
The Growth of Women in Mining
You might think that mining is a very male dominated industry.
However, the amount of women in TAFE NSW’s Muswellbrook Mining Skills Program has risen over the years. This year 29% of the class is female.
TAFE NSW aims to attract and retain women to training and careers in mining. They believe that diversity in the workforce benefits everyone.
If you want to read more, you can view the rest of the article here.
Qantas Group Pilot Academy
Estimates suggest that 790,000 more pilots will be required globally over the next 20 years. To meet this growing demand, Qantas Group will be opening their Pilot Academy in Toowoomba in September.
The Qantas Group Pilot Academy aims to produce industry-ready pilots with a strong focus on safety and quality of training, delivered in an inclusive and supportive environment. Training will be facilitated by Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) with support from the Qantas Group to provide an outstanding student experience.
Qantas will also be offering a scholarship program to make a number of grants available. These range from covering the cost of accommodation through to full training.
If you’re born to fly and serious about a career in aviation, applications for the first intake are now open.
Find out more and apply: https://www.qantas.com/au/en/about-us/our-company/pilot-academy.html
Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence Program
The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is open to emerging and established arts professionals from Australia and overseas, working in all disciplines. This includes artists, writers, performers, producers, directors, composers, curators and educators. Residencies can be for research and development or for the creation of new work.
Applications for 2020 residencies close on Monday 29 July.
Find out more and apply: https://bundanon.com.au/residencies/2020-residencies/
Defence Force FIT Prep Program
For women who are looking to enter the defence force, but require additional support and development with fitness, confidence, and resilience, there is an alternative pathway.
You can apply to join the Female Initial Training Preparation (FIT Prep), which will help get you to the fitness levels required to undertake recruit training. This enlistment pathway has been developed for female candidates over the age of 18, seeking general entry full-time roles.
FIT Prep is a seven week course that guides you through fitness activities and basic army skills, and helps to strengthen your confidence, mental resilience and independence.
It is run at the Army Recruit Training Centre in Kapooka on these upcoming dates:
- 25 Jun – 12 Aug 19
- 23 Jul – 09 Sep 19
- 27 Aug – 14 Oct 19
- 24 Sep – 04 Nov 19
To find out more about the entry pathways available for women to the Defence Force, visit their website here.
You can also check out various information sessions that are held for women looking to join the Defence Force here.
Carole Marcianti and Karen Riding
The Careers Team