Year 11 and 12
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 for Open Day information.
Subject Selection for Year 11 into Year 12 for next year has been completed. If a student have not completed a subject selection interview please ring Senior School to organise a time.
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.
Year 10s should attend as many Open Days at Universities as possible to gain valuable information about courses and to get an understanding of the campuses and how to access them.
Subject Selection for Year 10 into Year 11 for next year has been completed. If a student have not completed a subject selection interview please ring Senior School to organise a time.
If students would like to complete Work Experience over the next few months please see the Careers Office.
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 finalised early in Term 3. Parents are very welcome to come to the interview with the Consultant and your child.
Subject Selection for Year 9 into Year 10 has now been completed. If a student has not completed a subject selection interview please ring Middle Years to organise a time.
Monash Info Evening: Webinar
28 August 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monash knows that choosing a university is a big decision. Get all your questions answered at their online information evening, conveniently from your own home.
Hear everything you need to know about life at Monash. They’ll tell you all about their undergraduate courses, accommodation, scholarships and student life. Hear from a current student or graduate about where their Monash degree has led them.
Find out more: https://www.monash.edu/information-evenings/webinar
Le Cordon Bleu | Open Day
31 August 2019, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Le Cordon Bleu Australia
Are you interested in studying with Le Cordon Bleu and would like to receive more information? Do you want to work in the hospitality industry but don’t know where to start? Find out why Le Cordon Bleu is the world’s most acclaimed culinary art and hospitality management institute in a discovery tour of Le Cordon Bleu.
- Meet world-class chefs who are now sharing their wealth of knowledge and expertise with our students
- Tour our state-of-the-art facilities
- Learn about our prestigious programmes in Cuisine and Patisserie
- Experience culinary delights including champagne and oysters and wine and cheese with freshly made baguettes
- Participate in making your own chocolate truffles
- Witness cooking demonstrations
- Discover why Le Cordon Bleu is recognised as the world’s most famous cooking school
Find out more: https://www.cordonbleu.edu/melbourne/open-days/en
La Trobe | Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical) Webinar
3 September 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical) provides a pathway into the graduate entry Doctor of Medicine (Rural Pathway) offered by the University of Melbourne in Shepparton for regional students intending to practice medicine in a regional location.
In this webinar you will have the opportunity to hear directly from the Course Coordinator and Head of Department. Find out about the entry requirements, study outline, conditions of the program and even hear from a current student about their study experience.
Find out more: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/events/all/bachelor-of-biomedical-science-medical-webinar
Studying Online at Endeavour College of Natural Health
4 September 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Did you know that our courses contain subjects that can be completed online? Plus, our Bachelor of Complementary Medicine is delivered 100% online. Endeavour students have access to a complete robust Learning Management System that can be accessed at any time of the day.
Join the Student Enrolment team for an interactive webinar to find out all you need to know about enrolling and studying online at Endeavour College of Natural Health.
Find out more: https://www.endeavour.edu.au/future-students/events/22337
RMIT | Transitioning into University
5 September 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The transition from high school into university can be confusing, overwhelming and exciting all at the same time!
RMIT are excited to offer this event to current high school students and parents in partnership with ATAR Notes.
In this session, we’ll take a closer look at preparing to transition into university, provide study tips for students for their exams and look at ways in which students might look to cope with stress during their last stretch of Year 12.
Find out more: https://www.rmit.edu.au/events/all-events/special-events/2019/july/transitioning-into-university
Swinburne | Advice Night
Wantirna - 17 September 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hawthorn - 18 September 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Aviation (Hawthorn) - 18 September 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Planning a grand entrance (or a grand return) to university in 2020? Have all your burning questions answered by our expert course advisers and current students (from where to get the best kebab to how to nail study time) – get on top of preferences and complete your application on the night too! Talk about productive!
Find out more: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/choose/events/wantirna?siid=el|tim|eve|cal|0368
Deakin | Accelerate Information Evening
15 October 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus
Deakin Accelerate provides high-achievers with university-level learning opportunities. You will complete two units of a first-year university subject at the same time as your Year 12 studies. Studying one unit per trimester, alongside first-year university students, you will complete your units either on campus at one of Deakin’s four vibrant locations, or study anywhere, anytime, at the Cloud Campus – our innovative online learning environment.
Attend an information evening to learn more about the Deakin Accelerate program and how it will benefit you. You will hear from past program students and find out about the application process.
Find out more: https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/events/accelerate-information-evening
Exam Success for Students Workshop
10 September 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North Melbourne Football Club
Do you want to nail your exams and get the marks you want for a change? Do you usually cram for exams at the last minute? Do you ever get into an exam and feel like you have forgotten what you need to know? Do you want to know the most effective study and revision strategies for exams? Do you want to learn the best way to prepare and be more confident?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then this workshop is for you.
Studying and revising for exams is an important skill to learn. As a student you need to ensure you equip yourself with the right tools, strategies and knowledge so you can succeed in your exams. Learn and find the solutions that will work best for you.
Topics to be covered include:
- The role organisation and time management play when it comes to exams
- Understanding the learning cycle
- What an exam plan is, why you should have one and how to create it
- Effective study and revision techniques
- Understanding instructions and command/keywords and planning before responding
- How to deal with exam stress and anxiety
- Exam day preparation and strategies
- Exam techniques – what to do in an exam
- Dealing with exam results and the importance of seeking feedback
Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/exam-success-for-students-preparation-is-the-key-tickets-63036067575
New Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence at Deakin
Deakin University will be offering their Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence starting in 2020.
This brand new course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills used to design and develop industry solutions in artificial intelligence. As artificial intelligence becomes more popular, so does demand for professionals with the skills to help implement the technology in the workplace and beyond.
The course involves a wide range of study areas, including mathematics, programming, data and network management, and much more. There is also the opportunity to undertake work experience and full-time industry placements as part of the degree.
Deakin are currently offering this course at their Melbourne Burwood campus, and online.
Read more about the new course and find out how to enrol here: https://www.deakin.edu.au/course/bachelor-artificial-intelligence
Scholarships & Competitions
Eva Burrows Australian Scholarship for Women
Open/Closing Dates: July 1, 2019 – August 30, 2019
The Eva Burrows Australian Scholarship for Women will be awarded to a woman who has undertaken substantial paid or unpaid work for The Salvation Army in the previous two years and seeking support to develop their leadership capabilities.
Who can apply?
- I am a citizen or permanent resident of Australia.
- I am a woman who has undertaken substantial paid and/or unpaid work in frontline Salvation Army service in the last two years.
- I am over 25 years of age at the time of application.
- I am in good physical and emotional health.
- I consider myself a role model in my area of influence.
- I am able to set out a clear study proposal that identifies the benefit to their leadership and service that the study will bring.
- I can meet the entry requirements of my proposed study.
- I have not previously been a recipient of the Eva Burrows Scholarship.
Find out more
Relocation Scholarship for the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
Value: $3,000 - $5,000
Open/Closing Dates: August 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019
The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is a centre of excellence for both research and education. IMAS’ research is innovative, relevant and globally distinctive. IMAS delivers first-class programs resulting in highly trained scientists and researchers serving the needs of academic institutions, industry, government and the community. These generous scholarships are offered by IMAS to encourage high achieving students relocating from interstate, or Tasmanian students who are required to move away from home, to study at IMAS and to assist with relocation expenses.
Available to domestic students relocating from interstate, or Tasmanian students (i.e. students with a permanent residential address in Tasmania at the time of application), who are required to relocate to either Hobart or Launceston to study, and who are commencing their first year of study (year 1) in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 2020, for the first time, in the Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science (P3L). Students must have achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) of 85 or above, OP8 or above, or IB30 or above in 2019.
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Harding Miller Education Foundation Scholarship
Open/Closing Dates: July 22, 2019 – September 22, 2019
The Harding Miller Education Foundation Scholarship Program provides practical support to lift the educational and career aspirations of high potential Australian girls who are facing socio-economic hardship.
- Girl entering Year 9 in 2020
- Attends an Australian public school
- Australian citizen or permanent resident
- Demonstrates high academic potential
- Shows a motivation to achieve academically and professionally, including an intention to carry on to tertiary education
- Experiencing personal or socio-economic hardship
Find out more
2020 Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships
Open/Closing Dates: July 8, 2019 – September 15, 2019
The Pinnacle Foundation provides Scholarships for students between the ages of 17-26, who are planning to study full-time education at a public or private secondary school (final year) or public institution of higher education in Australia, for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts.
All Scholarships are open to anyone who meet the following criteria:
- Is an Australian citizen of at least 17 up to 26 years of age at the time the Scholarships applications close
- Is a permanent resident of Australia
- Has because of their gender identity, sexual orientation or characteristics been prevented or hindered from completing their education
- Is a serious, consistent student who has achieved acceptable scholastic results given their background and circumstances
- Is able to demonstrate a commitment to completing Year 12 of the student’s secondary education, a tertiary degree or vocational training (as the case may be), and
- demonstrates pride in and dedication to the LGBTIQ+ community.
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Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship
Open/Closing Dates: August 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
Are you intrigued by technology and how it can change the world for the better? Westpac Young Technologists Scholarships are designed specifically for high school graduates who are passionate about technology and eager to explore its potential for good. We’re looking for curious young minds, open to new ideas and untapped opportunities.
Open to students who have:
- A passion for technology.
- Interest in enhancing Australia’s future technology landscape.
- Focus on personal growth and development.
- Commitment to be an active Westpac Scholar Alumni member.
- Diverse skills and experience.
- Academic excellence, with a minimum credit average for the duration of the degree.
Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident under 26 years of age. Students must have completed the appropriate education certificate to gain university entrance. Please refer to your preferred university’s terms and conditions.
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William Adams CAT 2020 Apprenticeship Intake
William Adams CAT have opened applications for their 2020 Apprenticeship Intake across a wide variety of locations in Victoria and Tasmania. If you are interested in working with heavy machinery, this could be the opportunity for you.
They are currently looking for people for the following positions:
- Auto Electrician
- Diesel Technician
Opportunities are available in these locations:
- Swan Hill
Applications are open until Friday 23 August.
Find out more and apply here.
Carole Marcianti and Karen Riding
The Careers Team