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Career News: Marilyn Scott – August 9, 2013
VTAC guides have been distributed to Year 12 students and transition sessions are underway. These
sessions are vital for Year 12 students to receive information from a variety of sources – hand outs, options,
presentations and guest speakers regarding smooth pathways into further education, apprenticeship
options or employment. Students should be researching their options and be ready to complete their
applications through VTAC which opened on August 5 and closes on September 27, 2013. The process
involves registration, course application and payment. Payment options are by credit card or Pay Pal. The
VTAC website is: www.vtac.edu.au
The next session is on Wednesday 21 August during P4 in the theatre. Our guest speaker will be ACU.
All year levels at the moment want appointments and my diary is looking very full. Students are requested
to have done some research into subjects, careers and pathways option prior to making an appointment
with me. 
 SEAS applications opened on Monday August 5 and close 5.00pm Tuesday October 8, 2013.
GOLDEN RULES for course application.
 Always register with exactly the same information that is provided when enrolling.
 Always list the courses in the order of preference at the university you have researched.
 Consider the selection data from last year, but use it as a guide only….it may change.
 Research courses at a variety of places and prepare a plan B.
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Always check extra requirements of courses and the dates they are due.
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EXAM PREPARATION & STUDY REVISION: NEAP flyers are available in the careers room. This company offer
revision and study lectures at Melbourne University for senior students. Take a flyer and decide if the
information would assist you. www.neap.com.au
Phone: 8341 8341
Email: [email protected]
Year 9 and 10 students are expected to research the many options open to them. Consider completing a
VETiS subject in areas such as LOTE Japanese (at Loreto), Community Services, Aviation, Pathway to Nursing
and many more. Please check the Highlands Llen website for more VETiS information and for application
details. http://highlandsllen.org/schools-vetis.php
It is important to select subjects that are enjoyed and that the student is good at. However, some subjects
such as Math and LOTE provide challenges and pathways that are worth the extra hard work and effort .
Open Days are a great way to source extra information which may help when planning for your future.
Please plan your visits and collect a question sheet (in careers room) to assist you in gaining as much
information as possible. Year 10 and 11 should visit at least one OPEN DAY this year.
Remember to look at the residential accommodation available while at Open Day.
Whitley College has planned its activities on Open Day to help make the trip to Melbourne a little easier for
rural families. Parking at the University of Melbourne on Open Day can be difficult, so we suggest that
visitors park in one the many free spaces around Whitley College and then walk to the University campus.
Open Day at the University campus runs from 10am – 4pm, but Whitley College will open earlier from
8.30am and will be serving free hot breakfast, as well as food and fresh coffee all day, so there will be a
warm welcome whatever time you arrive. All of the residential colleges at Melbourne University will be
open on August 18, many from 9.00am—5.00pm. A shuttle bus will run from campus to Whitley College and
International House to give tired feet a rest as well.
The Careers Room currently has some great resources available to all students. Most of the 2014 University,
TAFE and Private Provider information is now available. We have received information brochures from The
School for Excellence for VCE students interested in attending master classes. We also have an Open Day
board and a Scholarship board for students to access this information a little easier.
OPEN DAYS THIS WEEKEND
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9: La Trobe University: Shepparton Campus, http://www.latrobe.edu.au/openday
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10 & 11: Health Skills Australia: Blackburn Eastern Campus (10) and Melbourne CBD Campus (11),
www.healthskills.com.au
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11: RMIT: City and Bundoora Campuses, http://openday.rmit.edu.au/
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11: Australian Catholic University: Melbourne Campus, www.acu.edu.au/251231
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11: Deakin University: Geelong Waterfront & Waurn Ponds campuses,
http://www.deakin.edu.au/openday
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11: The Gordon Institute: Geelong, http://www.thegordon.edu.au/
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11: Melbourne Institute of Business & Technology: Geelong, http://www.mibt.vic.edu.au/
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11: Academy of Design Australia: South Melbourne, http://www.designacademy.edu.au/
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11: Australian College of Sports Therapy: Melbourne, http://www.sportstherapy.edu.au/
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11: La Trobe College of Art & Design: Melbourne, http://www.latrobecollege.com.au/
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11: Longerenong College: http://www.longy.com.au/
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11: Navitas College of Public Safety: Melbourne, http://www.ncps.edu.au/
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11: Oceania Polytechnic Institute of Education: Melbourne, http://opie.vic.edu.au/
Swinburne University subsidised travel costs to Open Day for rural students: Students from a rural area or
interstate may have the cost of their return travel to Melbourne for Swinburne Open Day subsidised with the
Experience Swinburne Grant. Students must complete an online application to be considered for the grant.
Apply now »
Guest Speaker Program: SBA Information
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Any student considering applying for a School Based Apprenticeship in Children’s Services,
Education Support or Community Activity (sport) Programs for 2014 are invited to a meeting with
Stuart Ferguson from Pathways Education and Training in meeting room 1 in the Library at 1 pm on
Monday August 19. Suitable for VCAL and VCE students going into Year 11 or 12 next year.
****Save the date*****
Ballarat Careers Expo’13: Monday August 19 from 7.00pm – 9.00pm at Ballarat Grammar. Enter via Forest
Street or Dare Street. Entry is $1 per person. University, TAFE and Private Providers will be available to
answer all your questions. This is a great opportunity
VOCATIONAL AND HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
Interested in working in theatre, film or television? National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) applications are
now open. Applications close on Monday September 30 and auditions and interviews will take place in
November. For more information, go to www.nida.edu.au
Interested in applying for Deakin University? If you are considering a gap year next year, you could enroll in
the Associate Degree at Gotafe and gain credits towards a Deakin University degree. This is a great program
for students who don’t receive the required ATAR to get into their desired Deakin course or who want to
transition slowly into university. For information about this exciting program, contact Helen Putland at
[email protected] 03 5723 6178
New agreement between Swinburne University and NMIT! From 2014, NMIT will be offering courses in
music, design, photoimaging, visual arts, theatre arts, sound production and other creative industries
disciplines at the Swinburne Prahran campus. For information, go to www.nmit.edu.au/prahran or contact the
Student Recruitment team on 9269 8496.
Passionate about science? Charles Sturt University offer a large number of Science Scholarships each year in
areas such as clinical, medical, equine, computer, agricultural etc. Scholarships are worth up to $4000 per year
for up to 4 years. For more information, go to www.csu.edu.au/scholarships
Big Science, Small Science: Did you know that RMIT has a science based Facebook page featuring interesting
science stories, images and regular updates on activities at RMIT? If you are a fan of science, you should
consider joining the RMIT Big Science Small Science Facebook page. You will be able to ask science lecturers
and students questions, participate in discussions, submit interesting stories and find out more about science.
Go to www.facebook.com/RMITscience
UPCOMING EVENTS
University of Ballarat 2013 Open Day
Open Day Event Programs are available in the Careers Room. UB will be hosting their Open Day on Sunday
August 25 at Mt Helen, Camp Street and SMB Campuses form 10am – 3pm. For more information visit:
www.ballarat.edu.au/openday
Students studying VCE Arts and Technology Subjects: Academy of Design Australia is running a VCE help day
on Saturday 31 August at their South Melbourne campus. You will be able to select from the following
workshops:
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Visual Communication Design: “The Pitch”
Product Design & Technology: SAT & exam questions
Tertiary Interviews- what to expect & how to prepare
Product Photography Tips & Tricks
Using Illustrator- Tips & Tricks
For information on prices and workshops and to register, go to http://www.designacademy.edu.au/
Think Group Scholarships: Scholarship application periods for the following institutions are closing on
Saturday 31st August 2013
 APM College of Business and Communication http://www.apm.edu.au/
 William Blue College of Hospitality Management
http://www.williamblue.edu.au/
Think Group Events: The following events are taking place soon in Sydney:
 A Day in the Life of a Designer, Billy Blue College, Saturday 24 August, http://www.billyblue.edu.au/
 A Day of Beauty Workshop, Australian National College of Beauty, Saturday 7 September,
http://www.ancb.edu.au/
 A Day in the Life, Australian College of Natural Therapies, Saturday 7 September http://www.acnt.edu.au/
Interested in music? The Australian Institute of Music will be offering courses from their new Melbourne
campus from next year. They have an information evening on Wednesday 28 August at the Intercontinental,
Melbourne you can attend. To register, go to www.aim.edu.au
NIDA Information Evening: The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is running an information session for
all prospective students. They offer courses in theatre, film, and television. The event will be held in Sydney on
Thursday 22 August. If you can’t attend, the event will be broadcast live online or it can be streamed later. For
more information, go to www.nida.edu.au/info2013
OTHER EVENTS- AUGUST
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5 – 11: Australian Engineering Week, http://www.makeitso.org.au/aew
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9: Conservation Careers at the Zoo: Melbourne Zoo, http://www.zoo.org.au/education/school-programs/
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13: Parent & Student VCE Information Evening, Victoria University, Footscray,
http://www.vu.edu.au/news-events/events/
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16 – 18: Herald Sun Melbourne Career Expo 2013, www.careerexpo.com.au
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17: William Blue College of Hospitality Management, Open Day, http://www.williamblue.edu.au/
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17: Australian National College of Beauty, Open Day, http://www.ancb.edu.au/
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17: Australian College of Natural Therapies, Open Day, http://www.acnt.edu.au/
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17: Jansen Newman Institute, Open Day, http://www.jni.edu.au/
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21: Monash University, Parent Information Evening, www.monash.edu.au/parent
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27: APM College of Business Communication, Information Evening, Sydney, www.apm.edu.au
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