After Year 12 - Term 3

04 June 2018
Issue Two
News from the Careers Office
Planning For The Future
Careers Update...
Padua College
5976 0100
Oakbank Road
Mornington, Victoria, 3931

News from the Careers Office

After 12

It’s hard to believe that we are almost half way through the year.  While I am sure you are looking forward to a well-earned break over the holidays, most of you will also be starting to think about the year ahead. Whether you are planning a break from study or intending to go straight into further study or training it a good time to start looking at your options. 

         Applications for TAFE and University courses through VTAC open on the 6th of August.  You will have until the 27th September to register and enter your course preferences. Please remember that this is just your draft application which can be changed after you receive your VCE results in December, during the change of preference period. (Provided you have met course pre-requisites and any extra requirements).

         It is hoped that most VCE and some VCAL students will put in an application for at least one tertiary course. Making an application does not oblige you to go ahead and enrol if you are offered a place; but it does give you an option to take up if you choose to, at the beginning of next year. This will allow you to keep your options for next year open.

         To assist you there will be an assembly in August to go over how to make an application through VTAC, there will also be lunchtime and PaCa sessions with careers staff to help you register and apply. There will be a session on how to apply for SEAS through VTAC for those students who would like to apply for consideration due to disadvantage and an overview of how to apply for scholarships through VTAC as well. 

         Next term, Universities and TAFE Colleges will be starting to hold their Open Days. This is an opportunity for you to visit the campus, talk to staff and current students, attend faculty information sessions and gather information and resources on courses, accommodation and support services. A link to a list of Open Days is provided on the next page of this newsletter.  There are also opportunities to attend Experience Days at some universities during the school holidays. Students can sign up for selected workshops and have a taste of what university life is like. See the Careers Update section for further details. 

        Padua College is also holding our annual Education, Careers and Training Expo (ECaT) on Thursday 2nd August.  This is an opportunity for Year 12 students to talk to tertiary representatives and employment groups about course options and pathways for the year ahead. Representatives will be available in the Paul Girolami Stadium from 5-7pm.

      There will be a VTAC, SEAS and Scholarship information session for Year 12 Students on Thursday 2nd August at 9:00am in the Ursula Frayne Centre. (During flexi-time periods 1 and 2).  

Please feel free to call into the Careers Office at any time for further information or resources.

Have a happy and safe holiday break. Until next time…

The Padua Careers Team



Padua College Careers Website

For more information and resources visit the Padua College Careers Website


In this Issue

Careers Resources

Applying for a Tax file Number

Important Dates


Open Day Guide


  • Early Achievers Program
  • Experience Day

Chisholm Institute 

  • Open Night
  • School Holiday Events including Tech Games Fest

Deakin University -

  • DeakInspire
  • Deakin Careers Quiz
  • Deakin Explore


Federation University

  • Pathway into PE Teaching

Latrobe University 

  • Experience Latrobe

Monash University -

  • At Monash Series
  • Campus Tours -  Science, 


  • Bachelor of Law

University of Melbourne 

  • Focus on Melbourne 

Victorian Police

  • Recruitment Process

Careers Team


Mrs Kate Kerr

Careers Teacher 


Mrs Shannon Maher

Careers Team Leader

Mrs Leanne Milne

Careers Teacher

Mrs Claire Stipic

Careers Teacher

Planning For The Future

Pathways after Year 12

The following is a list of websites that may be useful for Careers Research:

  • Wirl Career Discovery

              Username: paduam  

              Password: future30  



Getting a Tax file Number

Tax File Numbers (TFN) are issued through the Australian Taxation Office. 

  Why do I need one?

You need a TNF to;

  • Start a new job
  • Join a superannuation fund
  • Apply for Centerlink
  • Defer university course fees under the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) 

•  How can I apply?

  • Applications are through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • You can apply online but you must have your identification verified at an Australia Post office.
  •  Under the Individuals Section - Click on ‘Apply for a Tax File Number’

Important Dates

Tertiary Application Timeline:

  • ECAT Expo at Padua College - 2nd August
  • Applying through VTAC & SEAS -  Period 1 and 2 on Thursday 2nd August 
  • VTAC applications for current Year 12 students open - 6th August
  • Timely applications close through VTAC:  - 27th  September
  • SEAS applications close - 12th October
  • Scholarship applications through VTAC close - 12 October 
  • VCE results and ATAR available: 14th December

**Note VTAC dates are in draft status at time of publishing and are subject to change.



ECAT 2018

Padua College will be holding an Education, Careers and Training (ECaT) evening on Thursday 2nd August from 5pm - 7pm in the hall. There will be TAFE and University Tertiary providers, group training  organisations and representatives from Defence Force Recruitment in attendance to answer your questions and provide information. 


Open Days 

Most university, TAFE and private colleges’ Open Days are held during July and August. As the name suggests, Open Days are specified times when the institutions will open their doors for the general public to come inside and take a look at what they have to offer.

A full list of the Open Day dates will be emailed out to students early next term. 




Careers Update...


Community Achiever Program

Do you contribute regularly to your school or local community?  Be recognised for your voluntary contribution and gain an early offer to ACU. 

ACU wants students who share their passion for making a difference to the world around us. The Community Achiever Program (CAP), formerly the Early Achievers’ Program, is open to students who volunteer their time and energy to help others. Successful applicants receive an early conditional offer and may benefit from a reduced minimum ATAR requirement. CAP applications open on 1 May 2018, and with a closing date of 31 July 2018, there is plenty of time to make sure you get your application just right.

CAP applications to study in 2019.

  • Open - 10am Tuesday 1 May 2018
  • Close - Midnight Tuesday 31 July 2018
  • Offers will be released by the end of August 2018


University Experience

ACU’s Ballarat and Melbourne campuses will again be hosting University Experience days. These days are a great opportunity for students in years 10, 11 and 12 to try some of our courses and hear from our current students. Participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in two workshops of their choice and visit the campus. Parents are also welcome to join in with their own session running in the morning. For a full list of workshops and to register, please visit 


Deakin University


DeakInspire, is a day where students can transform, connect and explore their future. Aimed at Year 10, 11 and 12 students, it’s all about empowering students to reach their potential and inspire them with exciting ideas of how
their future could look. 


The day will include:
• innovative, entrepreneurial and creative stories from Deakin students, alumni and teachers.
• A multitude of energising workshops.


  • Melbourne Burwood Campus: Tuesday 3 July 2018
  • Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus: Thursday 5 July 2018

Registration is essential.
Please visit


Deakin - Faculty Information Sessions

Faculty of Arts and Education
Arts and Education information sessions

Hear from Deakin’s Work Integrated Learning specialists on how the Bachelor of Arts degree prepares you for a wide range of careers and job-ready skills.
Wednesday 6 June
Melbourne Burwood Campus 5.30–6.30pm*
Geelong Waterfront Campus 5.30–6.30pm*


Criminology information session will follow; from 6.30 - 6.45pm there is an opportunity to talk to current students about their study before the Criminology session commences at 6.45pm (see below)

Criminology information sessions
Did you know that the Bachelor of Criminology at Deakin is one of the very few dedicated Criminology courses in
Australia? Find out why this gives you a competitive edge.

Wednesday 6 June
Melbourne Burwood Campus 6.45–7.45pm
Geelong Waterfront Campus 6.45–7.45pm


Teaching information sessions
Discover the rewards of studying a teaching degree at Deakin and why Deakin teaching graduates are so highly sought after.

Tuesday 24 July
Melbourne Burwood Campus 5.30–6.30pm

Thursday 13 September
Melbourne Burwood Campus 5.30–6.30pm

Creative arts and design folio sessions evenings
Gain handy tips and insights to enhance and develop your folio. Meet and connect with current Deakin students and see the amazing facilities.

Thursday 11 September
Melbourne Burwood Campus 5.30–7.30pm

For more information and to register click here

For more information email
[email protected]

Deakin Careers Tools and Quizzes 

Find out which new job cluster best suits you.

Complete the Deakin Quiz to find out which future job cluster is most closely aligned with your skills, interests and strengths.

Take the Quiz



Explore is a website and app that enables students to discover course and career options that match their interests.

Defence Forces

A career in the Australian Defence Force gives you incredible job progression and unique life experiences.
There are over 250 roles available, all of which come with world-class training, fantastic job security and benefits like free healthcare and a competitive salary.

If you’ve ever wondered what life in the Australian Defence Force is like, then now is the time to find out.
For more information on all the roles on offer visit
or call 13 19 01


Federation University

New in 2018: Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education
Providing a pathway into Physical Education for students who do not achieve the minimum ATAR requirement for entry in 2018.
This course will enable students to combine focused electives with theoretical and practical skills in the fields of sport, physical and outdoor education. Upon completion of the degree, students can pursue employment opportunities in their area of interest or move on to a Masters of Teaching.Students who achieve exceptional results during the first year of this degree may also have the opportunity to transfer straight into second year of the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education.

Find out more including locations and how to apply here

La Trobe University

Experience La Trobe - Be a uni student for the day

Attend workshops, lectures and seminars, find out about career options, areas of study, pathways and student life. Take your friends and parents to chat with La Trobe Student Ambassadors about what to expect at university.

Experience La Trobe is a free event – with lunch and entertainment included!



  • Melbourne Campus:  6 July
  • Bendigo Campus: 4 July
  • Albury-Wodonga Campus: 1 July

Register your interest:


La Trobe Aspire Program 

Aspire is La Trobe's early admissions program which rewards students who volunteer, lead and make a positive impact on their community. Over the past few years, the program has grown exponentially and is highly regarded in the community for recognising that students are more than their ATAR alone.

Aspire applications for 2018 open on 1 June and will close at the end of August.

Students who successfully apply to La Trobe through the Aspire Program receive an early conditional course offer, minimum ATAR requirements and access to study support throughout Year 12. The benefits of Aspire have also been extended to current students - those who are accepted into La Trobe through Aspire will now receive leadership opportunities over the duration of their course.

More Information

Monash Seminar Series

Monash are once again running their Inside Monash Seminar Series - this allows students and parents to hear about courses from past and current students and academics. 

Seminars generally run in the evenings from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.


Dates for the seminars are: 


6  Nursing and Midwifery

20  Psychology

21  Business



12  Science



14           Music



6             Information Technology

13          Engineering


For more information or to register:

Monash University - Science Precinct Tours

If you would like to take a closer look and see where you could be studying next year at Monash, this is a great chance to visit their brilliant science facilities and student spaces. Get a feel for campus life and have a chat with some of the science students and staff. Also, if you need some course advice they can help with that as well.

Tours will be running on 3, 5, 10 and 12 July commencing at 10.00am.
Cost: FREE

To register click here

Swinburne University

Bachelor of Laws


Here are 3 facts about Law at Swinburne :

1. Swinburne are a small university Typically, fewer than 100 students are admitted to Swinburne’s Bachelor of Laws each year. This means small class sizes and readily accessible academic staff.

Swinburne’s laws degree came out on top in the 2017 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching results. Students surveyed ranked Swinburne’s Bachelor of Laws first among Victorian universities in student experience categories ‘teaching quality’ and ‘overall quality of educational experience’.


2. Swinburne are practical

Swinburne students undertake at least three professional experience placements during their Bachelor of Laws.

In addition, Swinburne law students are the only students in Victoria who are eligible to be admitted to legal practice on the day they graduate by completing a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice through Leo Cussen Centre for Law during the final year of their Bachelor of Laws. This dual award program provides the requisite training to practice law, cutting months off the time it takes to become a lawyer.


3. Focused on the future

Swinburne offers a new approach to legal education: courses emphasise creativity, innovation and commercial law. Students learn about intellectual property law, including copyright, trade marks and patents, to prepare them for the legal profession of the future.

Find out more about Swinburne’s Bachelor of Laws

University of Melbourne

My Melbourne Future

Thinking of studying at the University of Melbourne, but want to know more about what your degree will actually involve? These events are your opportunity to:

  • Chat face-to-face with University of Melbourne staff
  • Hear from current students about uni life
  • Explore majors, breadth options, electives, internships, scholarships and research opportunities
  • Discover the career pathways available to you
  • Learn how to see the world while studying overseas
  • Confirm prerequisite subjects and entry requirements, including for our Special Entry and Access Schemes.

Date and time

Tuesday 5th Jun 2018 to 27th Jun 2018

6:30pm - 8:30pm


For more information or to register for My Melbourne Future

Victoria Police

All policing roles involve a detailed recruitment process. To give you an idea of what’s ahead, follow this link to view  the recruitment stages all applicants will experience when applying for a policing role with the Victorian Police Force:

Link to Police Recruitment 


After Year 12 - Term 3
Padua Year 12 ECaT Invitation.pdf
OPEN DAYS 2017.docx