Year 11 and 12
If Year 11 students wish to discuss career options they are welcome to book an interview with Careers on the interview sheet outside the Careers Office.
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 10’s will be held from Monday 24 June to Friday 28 June, 2019. Students need to explore websites and talk to family and friends of family about opportunities to do work experience.
Students are required to have secured a placement and return their Work Experience Forms to Careers Office by 1 April, 2019. Students will look at work experience options during Pathways classes. Students are welcome to come to the Careers Office to discuss Work Experience options.
NIDA Open Day
15 June 2019 | NIDA, Kensington
From backstage tours to alumni and course talks, free shows, NIDA Open classes and more, we have a jam-packed schedule of events to showcase everything that makes NIDA one of the top 10 drama schools in the world (2018 Hollywood Reporter ranking)!
Register to attend
Find out more – https://www.nida.edu.au/courses/open-day
Monash Roadshow Info Evenings
We know that choosing a university is a big decision. Get all your questions answered at our information evening and save yourself the trip to Melbourne.
Hear everything you need to know about life at Monash. We’ll tell you all about our undergraduate courses, accommodation, scholarships and student life. Hear from a current student or graduate about where their Monash degree has led them.
Tuesday 19 March – Mildura, VIC
Tuesday 14 May – Bendigo, VIC
Wednesday 15 May – Shepparton, VIC
Tuesday 18 June – Ballarat, VIC
Thursday 15 August – Monash Peninsula campus, VIC
Tuesday 20 August – Sale, VIC
Wednesday 21 August – Metro South, Narre Warren, VIC
Wednesday 28 August – Webinar
Monday 2 September – Metro North, Preston, VIC
Wednesday 11 September – Metro East, Box Hill, VIC
Thursday 12 September – Metro West, Laverton, VIC
What can you find out about?
- Our ten diverse study and discipline areas
- Undergraduate course types, such as our comprehensive and specialist courses, double degrees and pathway programs
- International opportunities including study abroad and overseas tours
- How to apply – everything need to know about VTAC, key dates and deadlines
- Scholarships and fees
- SEAS and the Monash Guarantee
- Accommodation options, both on and off campus
If you’re interested in or have questions about a graduate degree, please contact us on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274).
Get Into Med
Saturday, 6 April | 1pm-3pm | Melbourne South East
Sunday 14 April | 1pm-3pm | Ballarat
Get into Med: first steps to becoming a doctor!
Medical school admission is becoming an increasingly difficult task.
The number of medical school places has doubled in Australia and New Zealand over the past 15 years, but as supply has increased, so has demand. As more students become aware of the exciting career prospects of a medical practitioner, medical school competitiveness becomes stronger and stronger.
To obtain the ever-elusive medical school place, students must be well-informed of their personal, philosophical and professional reasons for pursuing medicine.
Get into Med: first steps to becoming a doctor will deep-dive into the world of medical school admissions.
Workshops and Courses
NIDA Young Actors Residency
Develop and extend your acting skills within a highly motivated group. Work with industry experts and NIDA tutors in an intensive Residency course exploring core acting techniques and their application to a variety of material.
Week 1: Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July, 10:00am–5:00pm
Week 2: Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July, 10:00am–5:00pm
Application fee: $123.50
Early bird fee: $1,111.50 (includes $123.50 application fee)
Full fee: $1,235 (includes $123.50 application fee)
Find out more – https://www.open.nida.edu.au/course/ORYAAU
NIDA Young Musical Theatre Residency
Develop your performance skills in this intensive program for committed young artists as you collaborate with NIDA tutors to meet the demands of musical theatre performance.
Week 1: Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July, 10:00am–5:00pm
Week two: Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July, 10:00am–5:00pm
Application fee: $141
Early bird fee: $1,269 (includes $141 application fee)
Full fee: $1,410 (includes $141 application fee)
Find out more – https://www.open.nida.edu.au/course/ORYMTRAU
A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force
Get the opportunity to experience what a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force could be like.
Have a year full of adventure, make new friends, gain new skills, leadership, and travel.
An ADF Gap Year is a truly unique opportunity for you to grow and figure out what next step you’ll take in life.
Find out more or sign up for information about 2020 places here.
Find an employer who supports student workers
There are plenty of employers out there who love to support young people wanting to work.
With plenty of benefits to working during your high-school years getting a casual or holiday job, could be really advantageous. Benefits include:
- earning money (of course)
- gaining work experience
- learning valuable skills
- adding valuable content and references to your resume
- getting an idea of careers that you might like to pursue
If you’re struggling for ideas about where you’d like to work, we’ve listed a few potential employers below.
Super Group Retail (includes BCF, Rebel, MacPac and Supercheap Auto)
The Coffee Club
If you have something specific in mind, don’t be afraid to contact the business that you would love to work for. You never know where it could lead, and employers love employees who take some initiative.
Scholarships & Competitions
Cluey Learning Scholarship
The Cluey Learning Scholarship will award one individual $1,500 AUD to put towards their University related expenses such as tuition, laptops, textbooks etc for all courses and disciplines.
Applications are open now and close at 11:59 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time 31 March 2019.
The winner will be notified by phone and an announcement made via this page by 7 April 2019.
Enter the Young Archie competition 2019
The Art Gallery of New South Wales invites budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18 to submit a portrait for the Young Archie 2019 competition. The portrait must be of a person who is special to you – someone who is known to you and who knows you and plays a significant role in your life.
We prefer that the portrait is ‘painted from life’ and that your subject has a sitting for their portrait, like with the Archibald Prize. You may also create the portrait from memory or take your own photograph to use for reference. For more information, read our Young Archie FAQs.
Competition opens: 29 January 2019
Entries must be received: before 10 March 2019, 5pm
Top 100 Graduate Employers in 2018
If you haven’t got a clue yet what careers might interest you or what you’d like to study at Uni. Maybe you’re unsure IF you’d even like to study further after school.
Have a look at the list of Australia’s top 100 companies who employed graduates in 2018.
You can have a peek at their careers pages. See what jobs they have on offer and what qualifications you’d need to be considered for the job.
You never know, you could be inspired.
Read the list here.
Top 50 Women In Tech
The 2018 Top 50 Women In Technology list identifies three generations of forward-thinking technologists leading more than a dozen tech sectors across the globe.
You can click on their profile pictures to learn more about these tech influencers.
Browse the list.
Aquaculture Work Experience
Ausyfish has been providing work experience for aquaculture students for about 25 years.
For free work experience you need to be a student and be at least 18 years of age, preferably studying aquaculture or related subjects.
You will be exposed to the day-to-day activities of a working fish farm/hatchery producing a variety of fishes for a variety of markets.
You can apply as part of your school, University or TAFE study requirements.
Read all the details and find out if you would like to apply.
Australian Museum Work Experience
This work experience program offers high school students the chance to explore a variety of careers including science and cultural research, education, public programming, curatorial and exhibition design, marketing, communications and corporate services.
The program is available for students in years 10, 11 and 12
- Applications open – Monday 4 March 2019
- Applications close – Friday 5 April 2019
Placements will be available in Term 2, 3 and 4 and all successful applicants for 2019 will be notified from 29 April. Each placement is limited to 5 days (Monday to Friday) working 10am to 4pm each day.
Contact them for details on how to apply.
Improve your mood, change your diet
The average Australian consumes 19 serves of junk food a week, and far fewer serves of fibre-rich fresh food and wholegrains than recommended. This leaves us overfed, undernourished and mentally worse off. Find out which foods could improve your mood or help combat depression.
Feeling anxious is unproductive and let's face it pretty unpleasant. Taking a few minutes out when you start to feel anxious and following the breathing tips in the article below, could help you overcome the feelings you experience when anxiety starts to build. Simple abdominal breathing exercise for relaxation.
Volunteer with FIRST
Volunteering for a FIRST event is a great experience and you will have an inspiring and fun day. It will also look great on your resume. Please note: The minimum age for general volunteers is 14. Some roles require university age or higher. They currently have openings for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC event volunteers must…
Carole Marcianti and Karen Riding
The Careers Team