Vocational & Higher Education News
TVSA Flight Camp: If you are interested in a career in aviation as a pilot, you can start your training during the school holidays whilst you are still at school. You must be between 15 – 19 years of age. For information on camp dates, costs and program details please go to www.flightcamp.com.au
Graduate Careers Australia: www.graduatecareers.com.au– this website provides students with information on where their degree can take them in the future. You can explore skills shortages, graduate outcomes for specific industries and career pathways.
Demands for Engineering graduates: Engineers Australia have just released a report about the future of engineering in terms of demand for Australian graduates. One finding is that the demand for graduates will continue and that “all indicators show that the engineering sector will continue to experience growth, particularly in engineering construction”. To read more, go to http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/divisions/victoria-division/news/article.cfm/?obj_uuid=552EBB6F-E833-4F1E-5211-46BDD3D4F2B9
Are you a female interested in Engineering? According to the Engineers Australia report above, only approximately 10% of all engineers in Australia are female. Many tertiary institutions offer scholarships for women applying for engineering programs. Institutions such as RMIT, Monash University, Deakin University, University of Melbourne and organizations such as Thiess offer substantial scholarships and bursaries. For more information, go to www.myfuture.edu.au > The Facts > Scholarships and Awards > and search for women, engineering and undergraduate.
New Fashion Degree at Holmesglen: In this degree students focus on apparel and pattern engineering and design in one of 3 areas- clothing, textiles or footwear. The Bachelor of Fashion (Apparel Engineering and Design) will start in 2012. For more information, go to www.holmesglen.edu.au/fashion You can also study fashion at institutions such as Whitehouse College of Design, RMIT, Australian Academy of Design, Box Hill Institute, Gordon Institute, Kangan Institute and Swinburne University TAFE Division.
Interested in Tourism and Massage? Holmesglen will be offering the dual qualification Diploma of Tourism/ Certificate IV in Massage Therapy at their Waverley Campus in 2012. Graduates will be able to travel the world and work in areas such as spas, resorts and cruise ships. They will also work in the Holmesglen Simulated Travel Office using the latest systems in fares and ticketing. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Days at RMIT- Advertising and Public Relations: RMIT will be running an Advertising Career Day on Saturday 27 August and a Public Relations Career Day on Saturday 10 September. You will be provided with an overview of the industries, employment opportunities and courses at both TAFE and University level offered at RMIT. Cost is $55 per person and the events will be held at the City Campus. For more information and to register, go to www.shortcourses.rmit.edu.au
Mechatronics Day at RMIT: On Thursday 29 September, RMIT will be running a day for students in years 10 – 12 who are interested in cutting edge mechatronics and automation technology at their Bundoora Campus. Mechatronics is the integration of mechanical and electronic engineering to produce new devices and systems to improve technology. Examples include robots, car controls, traffic systems and elevators. You will participate in four workshops involving the construction of mechatronics systems to solve actual industry problems. Careers information will also be provided from an industry expert. Register online by 16 September at www.rmit.edu.au/aeromecheng/mechatronicsday