Tertiary Orientation 2015-16
The Journey, the GPS,
Signposts, Hazards and Help!
STAR CAREERS CENTRE WEBSITE:
One Stop Shop
http://www.starcareerscentre.org
FOLLOW STAR CAREERS
ON TWITTER
@StarCareers
STAR GIRLS GO EVERYWHERE
STAR GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING
PLAN YOUR YEAR NOW
(May 7-10) @ Caulfield
SIGNPOSTS:
 VCE
 Student Number
 VTAC http://www.vtac.edu.au
 Application Number (PIN)
 SEAS
TAFE & UNIVERSITY:
 TAFE
 Vocational Education
 “Hands on” teaching model
 University Pathways
 University/Higher Education
 Lecture and Tutorial model
QUALIFICATIONS:
 University Degrees
(undergraduate/post graduate)
 Associate Degrees
 Diplomas
 TAFE
 Certificates
 Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas
 Degrees
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
 ATAR
 RC
 Selection Requirements
 UMAT
 Folio
 Interview
SPECIAL ENTRY ACCESS SCHEME
(SEAS)
 For some people, the chance to show their potential
for university study may have been limited due to
financial, geographical, cultural or personal
circumstances.
 This scheme allows us to give you special
consideration when applying for admission to an
undergraduate course.
 Eligibility
 You must be a citizen or permanent resident of
Australia, applying for an undergraduate course, who
meets at least one of the requirements.
Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)
 Mature age
 Indigenous Australian
 Regional or remote school
 Non-English speaking background
 Born outside Australia in a non-English speaking
country and arrived in Australia in the last six years
(after 1 January 2009) - the initial entry stamp for
arrival in Australia
Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)
 Difficult personal circumstances
 Circumstances impacting your senior secondary
schooling, which may include:
 being a refugee
 long-term serious illness or death of a family member
 abusive living environment: physical, psychological or
emotional abuse over extended period
 natural disaster such as drought, bushfire or flood.
Documentation Required - SEAS:
 Provide these statements:
 an impact statement outlining your circumstances and
how this has affected your preparation for tertiary study
 a statement of support from a medical practitioner,
lawyer, counselor, teacher, religious or community
leader.
Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)
 Disadvantaged financial background
 Disadvantaged financial circumstances including:
 individual or family poverty
 excessive financial obligations
 economic hardship (up to 10 points)
 If you receive a Centrelink benefit, provide one of the
following:
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Centrelink Reference Number (CRN)
Customer Access Number (CAN)
 other evidence that you receive a benefit
Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)
 If you don't receive a Centrelink benefit, provide:
 an impact statement outlining how your financial
circumstances have negatively affected your preparation
for tertiary study
 a statement of support from someone with knowledge
of your financial circumstances, such as a lawyer, social
worker, accountant
Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)
 Disability or medical condition
 A disability, impairment or medical condition that has
affected your studies, leading to disadvantage in your
preparation for tertiary study (up to 5 points)
 Provide these statements:
 about the nature and time period of your condition,
outlining how it has affected your preparation for
tertiary study
 a statement of support from a health professional.
(including Psychologist/Counsellor etc)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
 UMAT preparation Courses
 Folio Preparation Courses
 VCE Assistance/Lectures
 Age Careers Expo (May)
 Herald Sun Event
 CAREERS EVENTS:
 Individual Universities
 Individual Professions
 Defence Scholarships
 STAR CAREERS NIGHT
 Open Days - all listed on
www.starcareerscentre.org
CAREERS INFORMATION
@ STAR:
 Twitter Updates (@StarCareers)
 Email
 Electronic Noticeboard (Careers Office)
 WEBSITE UPDATES:
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www.starcareerscentre.org
Fortnightly Career News
Updates and Urgent Info
VTAC Web Page
MyCareer Match Profiles
VTAC PUBLICATIONS:
 VICTER 2016 (you have a copy)
 VTAC Social Media
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Blog
 VTAC GUIDE 2016
(Supplied by Star to all students)
 The ABC of Applying
 SEAS
 Scholarships
INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS:
 Students BOOK OR BE ALLOCATED AN
APPOINTMENT in Study Period, Lunch or After
School (Parents Welcome!) - ALL STUDENTS
 CAREERS INFORMATION FOLDER
 Summary notes/Timeline 2015-16
 Checklist/toolkit for decision making
 INDIVIDUAL COURSE AND CAREER PLANNING
 Individual Testing for interests and career
directions
 Myfuture.gov.au
 VTAC Course Link
TERM 3 & TERM 4
CAREERS APPOINTMENTS
 Term 3: VTAC Application
 Scholarships
 SEAS
 Term 4
 Change of Preference (Post Results Reality Check)
PROCESS FOR 2015
 PRIMARY SOURCE OF INFORMATION:
http://www.starcareercentre.org
 email notification of website updates
 Includes fortnightly Careers News
 Whole Year Level Presentation(s)
 INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS
 Term 1* (EVERYBODY)
 Term 2
 Term 3* (ASSISTANCE with VTAC Application)
 Term 4* (Post Results Support COP)
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