Careers News

Interested in studying health in the future? Gap Medics are offering a two-week work experience for students in Years 11 and 12 who are looking to study medicine, nursing, dentistry and midwifery in the future. Placements in Thailand and Tanzania are being offered during school holiday periods. You will have the opportunity to shadow highly skilled professionals in a clinic during your placement. For more information, go to or email
New ICT programs for students interested in Gaming:
Swinburne has developed new Information Communication and Technology TAFE courses in games design and development. Students can complete the qualification at TAFE and then undertake a pathway through their Guaranteed Entry Scheme into a degree. For more information about course content, contact Laurie Johns at 03 9215 7015.
RESOURCES  – The Good Universities Guide:
assists young people to make informed decision’s about university study in Australia. The guide contains information about what a degree is, what you can study and where, and it contains independent 5-star ratings and comparisons of courses and providers. To order a copy, contact Hobsons at 1800 682 133,
The Job Guide:
provides comprehensive information on hundreds of occupations. For each occupation, you can find out what you do on a day to day basis, what school subjects you need, where you can study courses related to the occupation and state specific information. It is an excellent guide for young people and their parents. To order a copy, contact Hobsons at 1800 682 133,
So You Want to be a Doctor? This book by Kerry Breen has been written specifically for young Australian students wishing to study medicine at an Australian University. The book is very comprehensive and will give you all the information you need to know in helping you choose the right course, to the application process, to starting and getting through your degree. To order the book, go to
Engineering Expo:
Swinburne’s Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences are running an Engineering Expo on Wednesday 30 November, 12 – 3pm and their Advanced Technologies Centre, Hawthorn campus. The expo will give students from Years 9 to 12 the chance to explore the range of engineering courses available at Swinburne. For more information contact Aileen Noonan at 03 9214 5792. Register to attend at expo
TAFE information sessions at the University of Ballarat (UB): During November and December, the University of Ballarat is running a series of information sessions about their TAFE programs. Session dates are as follows: November- Automotive (18), Food, Land & Service Industries (23), Technical Education & Trades (28), Human Services (28) and Allied Health (29). December- Business (6). For more information contact, 1800 811 711.
The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning will be running its successful Architecture & Design Summer School for year 10-12 students from 12th – 15th December on campus at The University of Melbourne.
As part of our commitment to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to experience university life regardless of their economic background, the Office of Admissions is pleased to be able to offer 10 bursaries to interested students who would like to participate in the program. Students who are successful in receiving a bursary will only have to pay a fee of $50.00 to attend this 4 day event. Additionally, the Office of Admissions will cover the cost of accommodation at Trinity College for students who require accommodation whilst attending the Summer School.
More information about the Architecture & Design Summer School can be accessed online at