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Careers News – Issue 10

Year 10 Careers Education Program

Well done to the majority of year 10 students who experience life in the real world on June 11-14. It was great to see so many young people organize themselves and not depend on mum and dad to make the step of entering the world of work during the work experience week.
Stage 2 of the careers education program is the Careers Information Day on Wednesday 17th July. The Careers Advisor Mr Rob Walker will spend the morning helping students understand the importance of selecting subjects that give them opportunities in the future. Students will need their computers fully charged on this day and a VTAC pin number which homeroom teachers will assist students with. A letter regarding this event will be emailed on the 18th June.

Stage 3 is the Tertiary Trip to Albury & Wodonga on 24th July and that evening in the Galen auditorium the final stage of the program involves the VCE information night. A letter regarding the Tertiary Trip will be emailed on 15th July.


New flexible double degrees at The Australian National University: From 2014, you will be able to create your own double degree. There are three groups:

  • 4 year Arts, Social Sciences and Business group
  • 5 year Law group; and
  • 5 year Engineering and Advanced Computing group.

There are may double degree combinations available. For information about eligibility and degree combinations, go to http://students.anu.edu.au/think/flexibledouble.php

Criminology at Australia National University (ANU):
From 2014, ANU will offer the Bachelor of Criminology. To read about the degree, go to https://studyat.anu.edu.au/programs/3127XBCRIM;overview.html

New name for the University of Ballarat:
From January 2014, the University of Ballarat and the Monash University Gippsland campus will join under the one university, which will have a new name. Current suggestions are State University and Federation University. For more information, go to http://www.ballarat.edu.au/about-ub/organisation/regional-university-education

Think Education Group has released details of scholarships for their 2014 courses. Scholarships are available for the following Sydney & Melbourne based institutions:

  • Billy Blue College of Design
  • CATC
  • APM College of Business and Communication
  • William Blue College of Hospitality Management
  • Australian National College of Beauty
  • Australasian College of Natural Therapies
  • Jansen Newman Institute

For information about the scholarships and upcoming open days, go to www.think.edu.au


Interested in nursing? Deakin University offer two scholarships sponsored by Four Points by Sheraton Geelong, which are awarded on the basis of academic merit in VCE to two commencing students of the Bachelor of Nursing degree. For information about eligibility requirements and the application process, go to www.deakin.edu.au/health/nursing


Will you be the first in your family to go to university? Michael McDowell is a First in Family Ambassador at Deakin University. He is studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Commerce (Sport Management). He is available to answer any questions you have about university (no matter how silly they may seem!) via http://deakin-first-in-family.tumblr.com/


Why is the Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne three years and not two? Their answer: “The three year program allows the curriculum to move beyond core basic level physiotherapy skills and develop more advanced clinical skills in areas such as advanced radiology and pharmacology, leadership and management, and sports medicine to prepare graduates well to practice as primary health practitioners”. To find out more, go to www.physioth.unimelb.edu.au


Faculty of Information Technology International Merit Scholarship: This scholarship is for international students enrolling into an IT degree at Monash University. The scholarship is worth between $5000 – $7000 per year. For more information, go to www.it.monash.edu/scholarships



Mid year short courses at the Melbourne School of Fashion: courses include- fashion drawing, introduction to fashion business, introduction to fashion styling etc. For information about the short courses, dates and costs, go to http://melbourneschooloffashion.com.au/ The next information session for prospective students will be held Wednesday 19 June at the Melbourne campus, from 6.00pm.


MyDay Policing & Justice Studies, Charles Sturt University: This day will be held Monday 1 July at the Bathurst Campus between 11am – 2pm. You will be able explore their courses in criminal justice and policing and undertake a tour of the campus. To register, go to http://www.csu.edu.au/go/myday


Do you want to work with animals? Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo present a full day of activities where you get to work alongside their Zookeepers. Please find below dates:

  • Healesville Sanctuary, Keeper for a Day, Years 7 – 12, July 2, 3, 9, 10
  • Healesville Sanctuary, Vet for a Day, Years 9 – 12, July 3, 4, 10, 11
  • Werribee Open Range Zoo, Keeper for a Day, Years 7 – 12, July 2, 4, 8, 10

For more information about each workshop and to book your place, go to http://www.zoo.org.au/holidays


Open Wednesdays at Holmesglen Institute: You have the opportunity to visit Holmesglen on the third Wednesday of each month. You can learn about courses, pathway programs, short courses, student services and how to apply for courses. For more information and a list of upcoming sessions, go to http://www.holmesglen.edu.au/showcase/events/open_wednesdays


Passionate about dance? Deakin University is running a three-day short course between Monday 1 – Wednesday 3 July. The course is designed to give prospective students a taste of the dance program at Deakin. Each day, students will take a contemporary dance class, followed by a Choreographic Workshop, reflecting some of the different approaches the course offers. For more information and to register, go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/courses/short/index.php


Interested in natural therapies? Endeavour College of Natural Health is hosting an Open Day on Sunday 7 July between 10am – 2pm. You will be able to participate in interactive hands on sessions and learning about their courses which include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Population Health
  • Massage (Chinese,
  • Homeopathy
  • Nutritional Medicine
  • Naturopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Therapy

For more information and to register, go to http://www.endeavour.edu.au/

Open Wednesdays at Holmesglen Institute:
You have the opportunity to visit Holmesglen on the third Wednesday of each month. You can learn about courses, pathway programs, short courses, student services and how to apply for courses. For more information and a list of upcoming sessions, go to http://www.holmesglen.edu.au/showcase/events/open_wednesdays



  • 25: Information Session, University of Technology Sydney, Engineering Undergraduate Courses, www.uts.edu.au



  • 2: Engineering Scholarships Information Session, University of Technology Sydney, www.uts.edu.au
  • 2, 9: University Experience Days at Australian Catholic University, Ballarat (2), Canberra (9), and Melbourne (9) Campuses, www.acu.edu.au/97108