Careers News – Issue 4

Year 10 Work Experience June 11-14

In November 2012 Mr Walker talked to students about work experience and possible future occupations. Year ten student’s now need to starting organizing their work experience. This is compulsory for all year ten students. No classes will run for year tens on Tuesday 11th June to Friday 14th of June. A letter regarding this was emailed on Wednesday 27th February.

Students can work at sporting clubs, museums, research centres, flight simulators, television stations, studios etc.

Helpful tips:

  • Read about various jobs in the Job Guide.
  • Research previous work experience placements the list is outside Mr Willett and Mrs Morrow’s office.
  • Use the Yellow Pages. This will be useful to gain a number of potential employers.
  • Talk to your parents, other students, teachers, friends, family.

If you organise a work placement away from your residents you also need to organise your accommodation.

The Construction Induction Card (CIC) is for all students who wish to participate in work experience on an industry site. For example builders, plasters, electricians, painters, concreters, plumbers etc. This card is compulsory for students who work on an industrial site and can be used again if students wish to do more work experience. The date that has been organized is Tuesday 23rd April, term 2.
If you think you will need this email Mr Rob Walker to add your name to the list.



At Monash Seminar Series: Dates for March are as follows

  • 6: Architecture and Interior Architecture
  • 7: Nursing, Midwifery & Emergency Health
  • 13: Business & Economics
  • 14: Science
  • 19: Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy
  • 20: Information Technology
  • 21: Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

For more information and to register,

Chemistry and nanotechnology: La Trobe University Professor Mulvaney and Dr Nguyen will be hosting a lecture for students in Years 9 – 12 on Friday 15 March at the Bendigo Campus. They will explain the central role of chemistry in nanotechnology and students will see how certain materials are used such as quantum dots and liquid magnets. To register, email Kristen Pascoe at


Considered pursuing a career as a Veterinarian? The University of Melbourne are hosting their annual Veterinary Science Open Day on Sunday 17 March at University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria. You will be able to

  • Experience amazing animal encounters, including seeing the Customs Detector Dogs in action.
  • Step behind the scenes of our world-class Veterinary Hospital.
  • Talk to veterinarians about their latest, ground-breaking research.
  • Discover our internationally-accredited veterinary science course.
  • Enjoy free, fun activities for kids of all ages – including our animal farm.
  • Feast at food stalls to support the local scouts and our students.
  • Engage with pet demonstrations, public lectures, interactive displays and guided tours.

The day provides prospective students and their families the opportunity to learn about pathways into the Doctor of Veterinary Science program. Register your attendance at


Meet Melbourne is a great way for regional students and parents to meet with staff from the University of Melbourne. You will be able to find out about topics such as:

  • Study options
  • Accommodation
  • Scholarships
  • The Melbourne Model, and
  • Access Melbourne.

March seminars include: Bendigo (26), Sale (26), and Warragul (27)

To register, go to


Charles Sturt University will be running the following MyDay events in March

  • 14: Clinical Practice (Paramedic) and Nursing- Bathurst
  • 22: Arts, Psychology and Social Work- Wagga Wagga
  • 26: Accounting, Business, IT, Computing Studies, Management and Marketing-Albury-Wodonga

For more information and to register,


Engineering Information Evening at UNSW: Parents and students are invited to this event being held Wednesday 20 March at the Kensington Campus. All engineering schools will be represented to ensure you can have your questions answered. For more information and to register, go to


The Engineers Australia Careers Expo will be held Thursday 21 March, 11am – 7pm at the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. You will be able to

  • Participate in interactive workshops
  • Talk to over 80 exhibitors from engineering, science and technological industries
  • Attend inspirational engineering presentations.

For more information, contact Sarah Cooke, 03 9321 1703, or go to


Passionate about science? RMIT are running the first of three Science in the City Lab Tours on Thursday 11 April between 1.30pm – 4.00pm. You will be able to

  • View their state-of-the-art learning laboratories
  • See first-hand the broad range of sophisticated equipment and facilities and
  • Discover what science at RMIT is all about.

Lunch is provided. Please register at:


Zoo Keeper for a Day: Are you in years 7 – 12? Do you want to work with animals? Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo present a day of activities where you get to work alongside their Zookeepers.

You will be able to:

  • Help with food preparation
  • Assist with animal enrichment
  • Help with enclosure maintenance
  • Listen to Keeper talks
  • Do animal health checks
  • Handle animals safely


Healesville Sanctuary: April 3, 5, 10,


Werribee Open Range Zoo: April 4, 8, 10,


Experience La Trobe is designed especially for future students to get a taste of what it’s like to be a La Trobe student for a day. You will be able to:

  • Chat with staff and students
  • Participate in structured workshops focused on your desired career/ course
  • Meet student ambassadors and talk to them about studying at La Trobe

You can participate in workshops across a huge range of areas- this is an event not to be missed

The event will be held Friday 5 April at the Bundoora Campus.

For more information and to book your workshops, please go to


Have you considered a career in Forensic Science? Then you should attend the next Forensic Science Careers Information Day on Friday 5 April, 12.30 – 4.00pm at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM), Southbank.

Work at the VIFM includes

  • Forensic pathology
  • Clinical forensic medicine
  • Medico-legal death investigation
  • Paternity testing
  • Forensic science services
  • Preparing coroners reports
  • Offering expert opinions on a range of issues

You will receive information on careers in the industry, but you will not be able to participate in a tour of the Building. There are only 70 spaces available so you will need to register quickly.

For more information and to register, go to


Curious about health and natural therapies? The Australasian College of Natural Therapies are hosting an Open Day on 27 April at the Sydney Campus. You will be able to

  • Find out about healthy eating
  • Discover herbal treatments
  • Find out the best way to burn fat and build muscle
  • Explore careers in health and wellbeing.

To register, go to


Thinking of studying beauty? The Australian National College of Beauty will be hosting an Open Day at their Pyrmont Campus on Saturday 27 April. You will be able to

  • Spend the day at the new Pyrmont Campus
  • Attend information sessions on careers in the beauty services industry
  • See their clinic in action
  • Learn about courses and career options, and
  • Meet students and staff

For more information, go to


Access All Areas: Students in years 10 – 12 have the opportunity to attend the Access All Areas program at the University of Melbourne on Friday 5 April.

You will be able to learn about:

  • Courses and careers including the ‘New Generation’ Melbourne undergraduate and post graduate programs
  • Unique opportunities to enrich your degree such as concurrent diplomas, going on exchange and study abroad or participating in community involvement activities
  • Access Melbourne and Melbourne Scholarships
  • Accommodation options by visiting the residential colleges
  • Your parents will be able to attend information sessions too.

For more information and to register, go to


At Monash Seminar Series: Dates for April & May are as follows


  • 17: Design and Fine Art
  • 18: Psychology


  • 1: Law
  • 7: Health Sciences & Social Work
  • 13: Medicine
  • 21: Education & Nursing
  • 28: Gippsland Campus Showcase
  • 29: Biomedical Science, Radiography, and Nutrition & Dietetics
  • 30: Engineering

For more information and to register,


The Age VCE & Careers Expo: This is a fantastic annual event, which enables senior school students and their parents to be able to participate in a diverse range of over 150 seminars related to VCE subjects, gap year opportunities, vocational and higher education courses, career pathways and VCE study skills.

Over 190 organisations will be in attendance, enabling students to be able to talk to course and program advisers directly about their services. Cost is $10 per student and schools have been sent free passes.

The event is being held at Caulfield Racecourse between Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 May. To find out more, go to, 03 9596 8881


April seminars include: Geelong (23), Ballarat (23) and Mildura (30)

May seminars include: Caroline Springs (8), Shepparton (22), Albury (23), Hamilton (29), and Warrnambool (30)

To register, go to