ACU One-on-one appointments
5 December, 1:30pm – 6pm: Melbourne campus
If you have questions about university study, you can book a one-on-one appointment with an ACU course advisor.
Make a booking now – http://www.acu.edu.au/connect_with_acu/events/melbourne/one-on-one_appointment_melbourne
Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders
The Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders will reward successful candidates with a contribution of up to $15,000 towards tuition fees for their chosen undergraduate or post graduate study.
All short-listed applicants will be presented with an opportunity to participate in a leadership program, facilitated by DDI Asia Pacific, focused on the fundamentals of leadership, how to better motivate people and provide feedback and the personal attributes that can enable or derail leaders.
Applications close 1 November.
Find out more – https://mcdonalds.com.au/charlie-bell-scholarship
La Trobe Masterclasses
These masterclasses give potential future students a chance to find out what studying certain degrees at La Trobe is like. Hear from academics and find out about some of the content you’d be studying in the course.
Wed 29 November – Melbourne campus: Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science/Physiotherapy
Register – http://www.latrobe.edu.au/events/all/cpmasterclass29
Thu 30 November – Bendigo campus: Bachelor of Criminology and Bachelor of Paramedic Practice
Register – http://www.latrobe.edu.au/events/all/cpmasterclass30nov2017
Tue 5 December – Melbourne campus: Bachelor of Cybersecurity & Bachelor of Law Double Degrees
Register – http://www.latrobe.edu.au/events/all/cpmasterclass5
Wed 6 December – Melbourne campus: Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy & Economics/International Relations and Bachelor of Commerce
Register – http://www.latrobe.edu.au/events/all/cpmasterclass6
Northparkes Indigenous Scholarships
Provide financial support and encouragement to students interested in a career in the mining industry, in addition to those who wish to pursue non-technical degrees in other fields. Successful applicants receive between $5,000 (non-technical) and $10,000 (technical) funding each year of their university studies.
Applications for 2018 close on 31 January 2018.
Find out more – http://www.northparkes.com/one-team/indigenous-scholarships
Swinburne Info Evenings
Wantirna: Tue 14 November, 4pm – 6pm
Hawthorn: Tue 21 November, 4pm – 6pm
Register your interest – https://www.swinburne.edu.au/infoevening/
Three things first year uni students need to know
Get the tips here – http://this.deakin.edu.au/study/three-things-first-year-uni-students-need-to-know
TAFE & Apprenticeships
Box Hill Institute Info Sessions
Tue 21 November, 4pm – City campus
Thu 23 November, 4pm – Lilydale Lakeside campus
Tue 28 November, 4pm – Box Hill campus
Tue 12 December, 4pm – City campus
Thu 14 December, 4pm – Lilydale Lakeside campus
Mon 18 December, 4pm – Box Hill campus
More information – http://www.boxhill.edu.au/bod-events/
ADFA Applications Open Now
Applying for ADFA is a competitive, dual application process that can take up to 12 months. It's preferable you apply in Year 11, but you can still apply in Year 12.
Applications for 2018 Year 12 Students (for 2019 entry) close at the end of February 2018.
This series of videos is useful for students and their families who want to understand or refresh their knowledge of the VTAC preferencing system.
ACU: Find out about deferring
If you’re not sure whether you’re going to accept your ACU offer, find out about deferring here.
VU: First Year Model
From 2018, VU is changing the way it teaches the first year of bachelor degrees. The new program will help students manage the transition to university and set them up for success.
Swinburne: New Architecture Degree
Swinburne is introducing an architecture degree in 2018. If you want to study architecture and would like to expand the pool of universities you apply to, check it out.
Careers in biomedical science
Find out your options – http://this.deakin.edu.au/career/surprising-careers-in-biomedical-science
Exam tips from past year 11 and 12 students
Get the tips here – http://learningfundamentals.com.au/blog/exam-hacks-16-things-you-dont-want-to-do-come-exam-time/
Legal Studies HeadStart Workshop
21 November: Victoria University, Queen Street
Year 11 students who are planning to study Legal Studies next year can get a headstart on the year in this workshop. Students will find out what working in the legal profession is like and about studying law at university.
Students and schools can book here – https://www.leap.vic.edu.au/activities/law/events/1064-lsap-workshop-program
National Summer Art Scholarship
13 – 20 January 2018 in Canberra, ACT
If you are in Year 11 and interested in art, you can spend a week this summer (13 – 20 January 2018) at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Become one of sixteen students selected from around the nation—two from each state and territory—to participate in the National Summer Art Scholarship in 2018.
Applications close 6 November.
Find our more and apply – https://nga.gov.au/SummerArtScholarship/
What’s it really like to be an architect?
Hear from an architect – http://this.deakin.edu.au/career/whats-it-really-like-to-be-an-architect
Admission to ACU through VET studies
ACU considers Vocational Education Training (VET) studies a significant pathway into university. By completing a certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma at a TAFE or registered training organisation (RTO), you may be eligible for one of the following admission pathway options:
- Direct Application
- Application for admission through QTAC, UAC or VTAC
The Gordon Info Sessions
Early childhood education and care: 16 October, 6pm
Community services: 17 October, 1pm
Graphic design: 19 October, 5:30pm
Community services: 23 October, 6pm
Fashion design: 24 October, 5pm
Animal studies: 24 October, 5:30pm
Companion animal services: 2 November, 5:30pm
Youth work: 8 November, 12:30pm
Celebrancy: 8 November, 5pm
Accounting: 10 November, 1pm
Health administration: 13 November, 3:30pm
Floristry: 14 November, 11am
Beauty therapy, hairdressing: 14 November, 11am
Early childhood education and care: 14 November, 6pm
Cookery: 15 November, 11am
Event management: 15 November, 11am
Pathology collection: 20 November, 5pm
Individual support: 22 November, 10am
Laboratory technology: 29 November, 6pm
Beauty therapy, hairdressing: 14 December, 11am
Vantage Automotive 2018 Apprenticeships Applications Open
Vantage Automotive Pty Ltd is a major provider of government-funded vocational learning. Applications are now being sought from students that are interested in a career within the automotive industry as an Automotive Technician or Parts Interpreter. Both male and female candidates from all over Australia are invited to apply for the Automotive Modern Apprenticeship Program and, if selected, will be offered full time employment at a dealer close to their home and flown to Sydney for block training. This is a funded program with minimal cost to the student.
Australian Defence Force Gap Year
Applications for a 2018 gap year open in March 2017.
The ADF Gap Year program provides an opportunity for young Australians who have finished year 12 or equivalent, aged between 17 and 24, to experience military training & lifestyle whilst gaining new skills over a paid gap year.
Tips to take the stress out of starting uni