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Sirius College Career Development


Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the VCE, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Thurs Feb 20 (Posted: 20/02/2020)

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  • Yrs 10-12: Victoria Police information sessions - Attend a free information session to find out more about the police role, the recruitment process and what a day in the life of a Police Officer looks like. Speakers at this information session will explain the recruitment process and the Police Officer role. There are multiple sessions you can attend, in both Melbourne city, as well as at Broadmeadows for those students at EMC & MFC. For more information on dates, times & locations, click here.

  • Yrs 9-12: Future of Work Predictor - Have an occupation goal? Want to know how this job may change over the next 10 years? The University of New England (UNE) has developed a ‘future of work predictor’. Using the online software, simply search for the occupation you are interested in, choose the education level you are planning to attain (e.g., Bachelor degree), your post code or the post code of where you would like to work in the future and your email address. UNE will provide you with information on how this job may change in terms of tasks, duties, qualifications, wages and employment growth. This is really important information to know: 'failing to plan is planning to fail'. To give this a go, click here.

  • Yrs 7-12: Shopping for career options? Online retail is on a roll - Millions of us are loving the ‘find-like-buy’ process – Aussies and Kiwis jointly spent almost A$34 billion with online retailers in the 12 months to September 2019! Retail businesses are rapidly evolving from physical stores to digital platforms and massively enhancing the user experience (UX) for online shoppers. The National Online Retailers Association says the consumer experience is “far more complex and fragmented than ever before”. Which means, the industry needs serious numbers of STEM-smart people to fill jobs like data analysts, software engineers, UX designers and web developers. So, not only can you shop online but now you can get a cool tech job with the retailers you follow! To read more, click here.

  • 15yrs+: Work Experience deadlines for 2020 - We should have sent this out earlier this year, but if you wish to undertake any sort of Work Experience during the 2020 Terms 1, 2 or 3 school holidays (generally a popular time), there are deadlines you need to stick to in submitting your paperwork to a member of the Sirius College Career Development Department. (Year 12, you probably shouldn't worry anout anything in the T3 holidays for fairly obvious reasons...) These deadlines are below:

 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday Feb 18 (Posted: 18/02/2020)

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Website technical issues yesterday resulted in no Monday News Feed - all good today (slightly longer as a result)!

  1. Yrs 11 & 12: Towards 2022: The new Doctor of Medicine - The 21st century requires medical graduates who can thrive in complex environments and be the leaders of change. That’s why the Uni of Melbourne are redesigning the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, for launch in 2022. The MD redesign allows you to build your own unique medical degree. Practical time in clinics and research options will start in the first year. The core units will be available online, allowing flexibility. And discovery subjects offer a chance to explore a wide range of topics or deep dive into a future specialty – the choice to learn extra skills and even take part in a joint degree. Importantly, the new MD is also removing prerequisite subjects as a selection criteria (Anatomy, Biochem & Physiology). This further diversifies the MD cohort to reflect the multiplicity of doctors required in society. It removes any disadvantage students may have in accessing science and health subjects in their previous degrees. (The new Melbourne MD entry requirements will still involve MMI, GPA and GAMSAT components.). To read more, and watch a 2:30min video on these changes, click here.

  2. Yrs 10-12: Monash Bachelor of Education (Honours) - Are you passionate about education, with ideas and a desire to engage and inspire young minds? If so, Education at Monash could be for you. At Monash students in every specialisation earn an Honours degree. Students who choose to study for a fifth year – either immediately or in the future – will be able to qualify with an advanced Master's degree, putting them ahead of the game. Leadership development is embedded from the beginning in the Bachelor of Education (Honours), and no matter the chosen specialisation – primary or secondary – you will develop the skills needed to become critical and effective educators and gain the research capabilities for advanced professional practice into the future. Find out more about the various specialisations and double degrees available in the Monash BEd(Hons) by clicking here.

  3. Yrs 11 & 12: Unpacking the Application Process to Studying in the USA - Interested students and parents are invited to attend a free public event aimed at unpacking the U.S. application process presented by United State Consulate staff, and a former Assistant Vice Chancellor & Director of Admissions at the University of California – Berkeley. 
      - DateMonday 2 March 2020          
      - Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm
      - Venue: Higgins Theatre, Melbourne Grammar School. 47 Domain Road, Melbourne
    Registrations are essential and can be made by clicking here.

  4. Yrs 10-12: Australian Defence Force Careers Expo 2020 - Considering a career in the Australian Defence Force (ADF)? Want to get an inside look at the people, places and products that make up Australia’s Navy, Army and Air Force? From February 21st - 23rd 2020, ADF Recruiting hosts Melbourne’s biggest Defence Careers Expo at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre! This Expo will showcase some of Defence’s best equipment, with various displays and interactive exhibits; check out the vehicle and weapons displays, witness performances from Service Bands and the Australian Federation Guard, and speak with current serving members about their own experiences and advice. The ADF Careers Expo is your best opportunity to gain invaluable insight into the vast range of careers available- come and get inspired! To learn more & register your attendance, click here.

  5. Yrs 9-12: Swinburne University Open Day 2020 - We have been informed that, as with previous years, Swinburne University will start the 2020 Open Day season. Swinburne University have scheduled their Open Day this year for Sunday July 26. Make a note of this in your calendar/diary. When we know RMIT's Open Day date, we will let you know through here.

  6. Yrs 10-12 - Studying Global and International Studies Courses in Victoria in 2020 - Many universities in Victoria offer courses that include major studies in international studies, global studies, international relations, policy studies, politics, etc. that students keen on a career as a diplomat, or working in government or NGO’s, might be keen on studying. Students should note that the prerequisite VCE subject for most of the degrees listed below is only an English or EAL. For a comprehensive list of all relevant courses (including the many other double-degree options) on offer at universities, visit VTAC:

    UNIVERSITY COURSE MAJOR STUDIES IN 2020

    ACU

    International Development Studies

    International Development Studies.

    Arts/Global Studies  

    Business Studies, Drama, Economics, English/Literature, Global Studies, History, Mathematics, Media, Music, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Study of Religions/Theological Studies, Visual Arts.

    Deakin

    International Studies (Global Scholar)

    Anthropology, Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, International relations, Language and culture studies, Middle East studies, Politics and policy studies, Spanish.

    International Studies

    Anthropology, Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, International relations, Language and culture studies, Middle East studies, Politics and policy studies, Spanish.

    International Studies/Commerce

    Accounting, Anthropology, Arabic, Chinese (Burwood, Waurn Ponds), Economics, Finance, Financial planning, Human resource management, Indonesian, International relations, Language and culture studies, Management, Management information systems, Marketing, Middle East studies, Politics and policy studies, Spanish.

    Laws/International Studies

    Anthropology, Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, International relations, Language and culture studies, Middle East studies, Politics and policy studies, Spanish.

    La Trobe

    International Relations

    International Relations.

    Laws/International Relations 

    Law, International Relations.

    Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)

    Economics, Philosophy, Politics.

    Monash

    Global Studies

    Cultural competence, Global studies, Human rights, International relations, International studies, Languages.

    Laws/Global Studies

    Constitutional law, Corporations law, Criminal law & procedure, International relations, International studies, Administrative law, Contract, Cultural competence, Equity, Evidence, Global studies, Human rights, Intellectual property, Languages, Law, Lawyers' ethics in practice, Litigation and dispute resolution, Professional practice, Property, Taxation, Torts, Trusts.

    RMIT

    (International Studies)

    Arms control, Cross cultural studies, Cultural diversity, Development studies, Gender studies, Global security, Globalisation, History, Human rights, Humanitarian assistance, International development, International economics, International law, International relations, International studies, Language and literacy, Languages and culture studies, Politics and policy studies, Social research methods.

    Legal and Dispute Studies

    Dispute resolution and mediation, Human rights, Justice, Law, Law (civil and criminal procedure), Law (civil obligations), Law (criminal), Law (evidence), Law (family), Law (information), Law (labour relations), Legal practice, Legal studies, Organisational processes, Social sciences, Sociology.

    Swinburne

    Laws/Arts

    Administrative law, Advertising, Australian law and statutory interpretation, Chinese, Cinema and screen studies, Civil procedure and alternative dispute resolution, Commercial law, Company law, Competition law and policy, Contract law, Copyright, Creative writing and literature, Criminal law and procedure, Criminology, Digital advertising technology, Environmental sustainability, Equity and trusts, Federal and state constitutional law, Global studies, History, Indigenous studies, Intellectual property law, Japanese, Journalism, Legal practice and professional conduct, Media industries, Misleading conduct, Patents and designs, Philosophy, Politics and international relations, Professional writing and editing, Property law, Social media, Sociology, Taxation law, Trade marks and related rights.

    Uni Melbourne

    Arts

    Ancient world studies, Anthropology, Arabic studies, Art history, Asian studies, Australian Indigenous studies, Chinese studies, Classics, Creative writing, Criminology, Economics, English and theatre studies, French studies, Gender studies, Geography, German studies, Hebrew and Jewish studies, History, History and philosophy of science, Indonesian studies, Islamic studies, Italian studies, Japanese studies, Linguistics and applied linguistics, Media and communications, Philosophy, Politics and international studies, Psychology, Russian studies, Screen and cultural studies, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American studies.

    VU

    Community Development

    Community development.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday Feb 12 (Posted: 12/02/2020)

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  1. Yr12: ANU Tuckwell Scholarship - The application guide and eligibility criteria for this year's Tuckwell Scholarship applications are now available on ANU's Tuckwell Scholarship website. The ANU encourages eligible students to begin preparing their application information and to secure referees well in advance of applications opening on March 4, 2020. Applications close on March 25, 2020. If successful, you will gain access to Australia's most ambitious and transformative undergraduate scholarship. Tuckwell Scholars receive more than $22,200 per year for up to five years, travel allowances, health and wellbeing support, coaching and, most importantly, you'll join the diverse and inclusive community at Scholars House. It is a life-changing opportunity for talented and motivated students from across Australia. Click the link above for more information.

  2. Yrs 9-12: The Mocktail Film Awards 2020 - The Mocktail Award is an exciting award that is dedicated to showcasing the talent of young, aspiring high school filmmakers, and it feeds into the much anticipated Martini Film Awards. In its 12th year the Martini Awards brings together our film and animation students and recent alumni, as we screen and celebrate the best student films. JMC Academy invites high school students to submit their short film for The Mocktail Awards. The nominated films will be showcased and the winner will be awarded at the prestigious Martini Awards to be held in June 2020. This invitation is open to all high school students based in New South Wales, ACT, Victoria and Queensland who have completed a short film between 1 January 2019 to 5 April 2020. JMC Academy encourages students to get involved as there is a prize for the winner and also a prize for their school! Click here to learn more.

  3. Yrs 9-12: Open Days 2020 - On February 6, we shared the first few Victorian Open Days for 2020 that were were aware of. Since then, we have been informed on a number of new Victorian Open Days locked in. As such, here is an updated list for you to place in your calendar/diary:
     - Saturday August 1:
            - Monash University - Peninsula campus
     - Sunday August 2:
            - Deakin University - both Geelong campuses
            - La Trobe University
            - Monash University - Caulfield & Clayton campuses
     - Sunday August 9:
             - Aust. Catholic University (ACU) - Melbourne Campus
             - Deakin Uni - Warrnambool campus
     - Sunday August 16:
             - Federation University - Ballarat, Berwick & Gippsland Campuses
             - University of Melbourne
             - Victoria University (you can register for updates by clicking here)
     - Sunday August 23
             - Deakin University - Melbourne Burwood campus
     - Sunday August 30: 
             - Aust. Catholic Uni (ACU) - Ballarat Campus
    RMIT University & Swinburne University will soon announce their dates, and we will inform you when we know.

  4. Yrs 9-12: Why school alone isn't enough - School is critical for future success, no doubt. With a Year 12 certificate (VCE or VCAL), more career opportunities open up to you than at most other times in your life. However, school alone isn't enough! Getting out there into the real world - WHILE YOU'RE AT SCHOOL - is just as critical, and the proof is below: the more connections to 'work' you have in school, the less chance there is of being unemployed and/or not in education/training. This is a great one to show your parents if you want to undertake Work Experience or get a part-time job while at school:

    There will be no News Feed tomorrow (13th) or Friday (14th) as the Career Development Department will be at The Last Roll Call tomorrow, and at Swinburne University on Friday.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday Feb 11 (Posted: 11/02/2020)

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  1. Yr12: 1-on-1 interviews - Running from Weeks 4-7, every Year 12 student will have the opportunity to speak 1-on-1 with your Career Development Department practitioner about where your thinking currently lies for 2021. It could be university, TAFE, apprenticeship, work, gap year...or you're just not sure yet! All of these are to be expected, and we'll be supporting you with strategies & advice going into your final year of school study. We are going to give you a few days to make a booking at a time that suits you through this window, by using the 'Book an Appointment' tool on siriuscollegecareers.com, which is at the VERY TOP of the homepage...BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT! You can register to see staff on the following days:
     - Ms. Yucel (EMC): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
     - Mr. Mithat (MFC): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
     - Ms. Whitworth (KBC): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
     - Mr. Scott (EMC only): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Please note that not all of these days will be available due to staff being off campuses on certain days - you'll just have to make sure your staff member is available on the day you want. Book asap, as we will be turning the booking system off at the end of school TOMORROW WEDNESDAY 12TH, and assigning times for those who haven't selected an appointment.

  2. Yrs 9-12: Work Experience at the Australian Defence Force - The Defence Force provides work experience opportunities across Australia. To search for upcoming work experience placements, click here. Remember, you need to keep your Career Development Department practitioner informed as you go about organising this - or any - Work Experience placement. Remember, you have to be 15 years old at the time of the placement, so you can still apply if you're 14...you'll just have to wait a little while until you can undertake it.

  3. Yrs 7-12: siriuscollegecareers.com 'For Parents' - Your Career Development website is not just for you. There's also a large amount of resources designed spefically for your parents, in order to help them help you. Get them to have a browse around the items under 'For Parents' (up the top of the website), and discuss it with them - you want them to be supporting your career ambitions, so give them the tools to do just that!

  4. Yrs 9-12: 'The Play Jam' - JMC Academy in South Melbourne recently held the 2020 Melbourne Global Game Jam. The Game Jam is an annual challenge where independent and upcoming developers conceptualise and create a game in 48-hours! This year saw over 250 budding developers enter the halls of JMC which led to 53 original games being created. Now, the City of Port Phillip, Global Game Jam, Big Ant Studios, and JMC Academy are pleased to present the Play Jam, a huge event running next Tuesday 18th of February where participants of all ages can come down and play the games, meet the developers and learn a thing or two about game development in Australia. If gaming, programming, coding, animation etc. are of interest, this would be a fantastic opportunity to take up! More details are below.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Monday Feb 10 (Posted: 10/02/2020)

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  1. Yr12: 1-on-1 interviews - Running from Weeks 4-7, every Year 12 student will have the opportunity to speak 1-on-1 with your Career Development Department practitioner about where your thinking currently lies for 2021. It could be university, TAFE, apprenticeship, work, gap year...or you're just not sure yet! All of these are to be expected, and we'll be supporting you with strategies & advice going into your final year of school study. We are going to give you a few days to make a booking at a time that suits you through this window, by using the 'Book an Appointment' tool on siriuscollegecareers.com, which is at the VERY TOP of the homepage...BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT! You can register to see staff on the following days:
     - Ms. Yucel (EMC): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
     - Mr. Mithat (MFC): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
     - Ms. Whitworth (KBC): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
     - Mr. Scott (EMC only): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Please note that not all of these days will be available due to staff being off campuses on certain days - you'll just have to make sure your staff member is available on the day you want. Book asap, as we will be turning the booking system off at the end of school THIS WEDNESDAY 12TH, and assigning times for those who haven't selected an appointment.

  2. Yrs 7-12: 5 humanitarian STEM careers making major social impact - When we think of humanitarian and social impact careers, we often think of legal aid, education and social work-type gigs, yet there are a stack of opportunities in disaster relief and aid work that require solid STEM skills. Here, we break down some of the science, tech and engineering jobs making a massive impact on others, as well as show you what you could be earing in each of them. Click here to learn more.

  3. Yrs 7-12: siriuscollegecareers.com Career Targets - Love a school subject/school subjects, but unsure where they lead to? Not sure why you're undertaking a particular class? Check out the Career Targets available under 'For Students' on siriuscollegecareers.com. One of the more popular features of siriuscollegecareers.com, these targets show you a range of career options related to 30+ different areas of school, giving you hundreds of options for what you can do with the knowledge & skills you develop in the subject. Whether you use the knowledge & skills for a career option needing Year 10 completion (Level 1), Year 12 completion (Level 2), a VET qualification (Level 3) or a university qualification (Level 4), there's plenty to explore. And every career option listed can be clicked on to provide information about the option, such as what it is, what they do, who the career option suits, and what education/training you need. Check them out!

  4. Yrs 10-12: 'Beyond School Study Guide' - The 'Beyond School Study Guide' is a easy-to-understand resource created by the Australian Government, and the information in it will help you make important decisions about your future studies. Check out the factsheets on each of the HELP loans (as well as figuring out what a HELP loan even is; HECS-HELP is one of them...), different pathways to university, and compare what study might look like in higher education and vocational education and training (VET). If you plan on going to TAFE or university after school, you should get yourself across the information in this free resource. Click here to access; it can also be found under 'Post School Options' on siriuscollegecareers.com.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Friday Feb 7 (Posted: 07/02/2020)

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  1. Yr9: Creating your Student Secure Account on siriuscollegecareers.com - To access any of the resources available for you in the Student Secure Area on siriuscollegecareers.com, you'll need to create an account. This is a really easy process!!! Follow these 3 steps:
     1. Go to siriuscollegecareers.com.
     2. Under 'For Students', click 'Students Secure Area' OR click the yellow tab on the right of any page on the website that says 'Student Area'.
     3. Watch this video for the rest of the login setup instructions (don't use your school eMail - use your own address!)
    It's as easy as that! Once your account is created, just repeat steps 1 & 2 any other time you want to log in.

  2. Yrs 10-12: Internship opportunity with the ACU Bachelor of Arts - An ever-evolving jobs market requires jobseekers who can embrace change. It’s important to learn skills that can be transferred across the multiple careers you’ll pursue over the course of your working life. ACU’s National School of Arts offers students a range of internship and community engagement placements to help you gain invaluable professional experience while you study. ACU's students have the opportunity to be involved in programs such as the Victorian Parliamentary Internship, which may help you progress to a graduate position as a journalist, researcher and more. To learn more about this post-schgool study option, click here.

  3. Yrs 7-12: 3 major market trends shaking up cybersecurity jobs in 2020 - Connected homes, cloud computing and eCommerce are just some of the market trends creating cutting-edge cybersecurity careers for tech grads this year. And with 52 job titles to choose from and one million positions currently advertised globally, it’s an alternative IT pathway seriously worth considering. Hash out three major developments creating cybersecurity jobs this year – and which job titles you should be looking in to, by clicking here.

  4. Yrs 9-12: Animation & Gaming Courses in Victoria in 2020 - Animation and games design courses offer you a range of opportunities to be exposed to, and develop your skills in, subjects such as computer coding, computer programming, broad IT skills, simulation, and modelling, computer-based 2D and 3D, interactive information design, and virtual environments, to name but a few. Below is a list of some undergraduate degrees offered at Victorian Universities. For a comprehensive list of courses (including the many double-degree options) on offer at Victorian universities, TAFEs, and Private Providers, visit VTAC.

    INSTITUTION COURSE NAME VCE PREREQ’S MAJOR STUDIES IN 2020
    DEAKIN Design (3D Animation)
     
    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
     
    2D animation, 3D animation, Animation, Audio and visual effects, Character design and rigging, Compositing, Creative arts, Documentary and experimental filmmaking, Film and television, Film studies, Film titling, Interactive art, Media, Modelling, Motion capture, Narrative, Photography, Project management, Screen production, Screen studies, Stereoscopy, Stop motion animation, Storyboarding, Visual communication design.
    FEDERATION Games Development
     
    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in Maths: Mathematical Methods or at least 20 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English. 3D Modelling & Animation, Agile Coding, Big Data & Analytics, Cloud & Enterprise Computing, Communications & Technology, Computer Games Design, Data Modelling, Game Development Fundamentals, Game Programming, IT Problem Solving, IT Professional Engagement, IT Project Management Techniques, Mobile Development Fundamentals, Networking & Security, Professionalism & Entrepreneurship, Systems Modelling, Understanding the Digital Revolution, User Experience, Web Design.
    MONASH Design/Media Communication Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Animation, Automotive design, Collaborative design, Communication design, Computer-aided design (CAD), Design, Digital media, Furniture design, Graphic design, Illustration, Industrial design, Interactive design, Journalism, Materials technology, Media, Product design and development, Public relations, Screen, Spatial design, Transportation design, Visual communication, Web design.
    RMIT Animation and Interactive Media Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. 2D animation, 3D animation, Animation, Animation design and production, Computer animation, Concept art, Design, Digital arts, Illustration, Imaging and sound, Motion design, Projection mapping, Visual effects.
    Games Design Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. 3D animation, 3D design, Arts (contemporary), Computer graphics, Computer programming, Digital animation (games), Digital art and design, Digital imaging, Entrepreneurship, Games design, Games development, Games programming, Games technology, Graphic design.
    Games and Graphics Programming Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics. Animation (games), Animation (modelling), Animation software, Artificial intelligence, Computer animation (computer graphics), Computer graphics, Computer programming, Design (3D), Digital imaging, Games programming, Internet and multimedia, Multimedia and digital arts, Networking and multimedia technology, Programming (C), Programming (Java), Software engineering.
    SWINBURNE Animation Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. 2D 3D and Stop-motion animation, Animation history and theory, Character and environment design, Character locomotion and performance, Conceptual sketching and life-drawing, Human and animal anatomy, Producing and production management, Screenwriting, Sound design, Storyboarding and narrative development.
    Games and Interactivity Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. 3D modelling and animation, Audio and video production, Game design, Games development, Games technology, Narrative design, User experience design.
    UNI MELBOURNE Fine Arts (Animation) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Animation.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday Feb 6 (Posted: 06/02/2020)

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  1. Yrs 9-12: Open Days 2020 - 2 days ago, we shared some key dates from VTAC specifically for Yr12 students. Today, we are announcing a few of the 2020 university Open Day dates that we are aware of, to put on your calendar/in your diary:
     - Sunday August 2: La Trobe University
     - Sunday August 9: Aust. Catholic Uni (ACU) - Melbourne Campus
     - Sunday August 16: University of Melbourne
     - Sunday August 30: Aust. Catholic Uni (ACU) - Ballarat Campus
    As more are announced, we will share them on here for you to make a note on your calendar/in your diary.

  2. Yr12: 1-on-1 interviews - Running from Week 4-7, every Year 12 student will have the opportunity to speak 1-on-1 with your Career Development Department practitioner about where your thinking currently lies for 2021. It could be university, TAFE, apprenticeship, work, gap year...or you're just not sure yet! All of these are to be expected, and we'll be supporting you with strategies & advice going into your final year of school study. We are going to give you a few days to make a booking at a time that suits you through this window, by using the 'Book an Appointment' tool on siriuscollegecareers.com, which is at the VERY TOP of the homepage. You can register to see staff on the following days:
     - Ms. Yucel (EMC): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
     - Mr. Mithat (MFC): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
     - Ms. Whitworth (KBC): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
     - Mr. Scott (EMC only): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Please note that not all of these days will be available due to staff being off campuses on certain days - you'll just have to make sure your staff member is available on the day you want. Book asap, as we will be turning the booking system off at the end of school on Wednesday 12th, and assigning times for those who haven't selected an appointment.

  3. Yrs 10-12: compared.edu.au - Explore and compare institutions and study areas based on real life student experiences. The ComparED website provides prospective students with relevant and transparent information about Australian higher education institutions from the perspective of current students and recent graduates. Items such as overall experiences during higher education study and outcomes of job prospects such as starting salary are displayed. The information available on this site is intended to help users make informed decisions about their future study options. There is no more powerful tool (other than visiting yourself!) to compare a range of courses from a range of institutes in 1 hit. To visit compared.edu.au, click the link.

  4. Yrs 7-12: 5 life-saving health science careers you should consider - Health science careers are often associated with waiting rooms, stethoscopes and years of undergraduate study, but there are a bunch of health-based gigs that require a different kind of white coat. Health scientists work behind-the-scenes in the medical world, on everything from making sure equipment is working safely to carrying out in-lab testing and medical exams. They conduct MRI scans, biopsies, blood and hearing tests and operate some pretty impressive tech. Click here to read about\five of the coolest jobs in the field.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday Feb 5 (Posted: 05/02/2020)

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  1. Yr12: Lattitude Global Volunteering - Lattitude is a company that provides overseas placements for Year 12 graduates during their gap year. You can volunteer in countries such as Argentina, Poland, Spain, China, Vietnam, Canada, Japan, UK, Fiji, Ghana, New Zealand etc., in positions such as teacher’s assistant, sports coach, outdoor activities instructor, medical assistant, teacher, or community worker. Lattitude is offering 50% off the cost of the application fee to students who apply by 30th of April, 2020. Just use the code: AUMAIL50. For information and to apply, click here

  2. Yrs 9-12: Part-time work opportunities - Australian research has shown that working up to 10hrs/wk while at school does not hurt your academic progress, so why wouldn't you want some money in your pocket!? You can sign up for employment opportunities at the following websites:

    Coles Click here
    IGA Supermarkets Click here
    KFC Click here
    Woolworths Click here
    Hungry Jacks Click here
    Kmart Click here
    Target Click here
    McDonalds Click here
    Bunnings Click here
    Donut King Click here
    Boost Juice Click here
    Red Rooster Click here
    Myer Click here
    Cotton On Click here
    Sportsgirl Click here
    Officeworks Click here
    Apco Click here

    About 80% of all job vacancies aren’t advertised, so it is crucial that you market yourself to businesses with a professional-looking résumé and cover letter. Make sure you tell as many people as possible that you are looking for work as often employers rely on ‘word of mouth’ to recruit for their positions. You can create your professional-looking résumé & cover letter inside your Student Secure Area of siriuscollegecareers.com.

  3. Yrs 9-12: 5 STEM careers in fighting fires - The real heroes of the summer were our excellent firefighters & emergency services - no one can deny this. The tragic bushfires were horrible, but they also display the range of career options that work together to bring these fires under control. If your thing is STEM + emergency management, there are, in fact, loads of behind-the-scenes positions in tech-based disaster relief. Click here to read about five of them.

  4. Yr12: Defence Force Gap Year Program - Applications for this fantastic program will open on the 1st of March. Any student considering applying for a position in the Army, Air Force or Navy should book their YOU Session as soon as possible. The YOU Session is an aptitude day and is the first step in the recruitment process for all roles in the Defence Force. You can book a session by phoning 131 901 or visiting your local Defence Force Recruiting Centre. (Note – anyone considering applying for any role in the Defence Force to start in 2020 or 2021 should book a YOU session early.)

    Recruitment process Click here
    Gap Year Program Click here
    Defence Jobs Click here
           

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday Feb 4 (Posted: 04/02/2020)

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  1. Yr12: Key VTAC dates announced - The following dates have been announced by VTAC for 2020. Please note that these are not all key dates/times; more information will be announced in the near future:
    - VTAC opens: Monday August 3
    - Timely course applications close: Wednesday September 30 (costs more after this date!)
    - SEAS and Scholarships applications close: Friday October 9
    - Late course applications close: Friday November 6 (cost even more after this date!)
    - Very late course applications close: Friday December 4

  2. Yr12: Hansen Scholarship Information Evening - If you didn't read about the AMAZING opportunity that the Uni of Melb offers you through their Hansen Scholarship yesterday, go back & read it. Once you have, and/or you want to know more, the Uni of Melb is running an information evening next Tuesday February 11 at 6pm, giving you more details about what the scholarship is, what is come with, and most importantly what doors it will open for your future. To register your attendance, click here.

  3. Yrs 9-12: RMIT Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Introduced for the first time in 2020, this new degree allows entry with any maths including Further Mathematics, opening doors to many students who would otherwise miss out without the Maths Methods prerequisite. You have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of specialisation electives in your first year, giving you the information you need to choose the area you would like to focus on and continue from in your second year.  Majors on offer include Advanced manufacturing, Aerospace engineering, Automotive engineering, Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Computer engineering, Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Environmental engineering, Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics engineering, Sustainable engineering, Telecommunications engineering. The ATAR required for entry this year was 80.05. Further information can be found by clicking here.

  4. Yrs 10-12: Coles Digital Work Experience - The Coles Digital Work Experience program is returning for its 7th year in 2020! The program will run during the first week of the Term 2 school holidays (29th June – 3rd of July, 9:00am - 4:00pm each day). The program will be held at the Coles Store Support Centre in Hawthorn East, and is aimed at students who have a passion for technology. The purpose of the program is to educate participants on the wide range of roles that exist within the technology industry, and help build upon their interests. The Coles Digital Work Experience Program consists of a range of interactive workshops and seminars run by senior leaders within the company. The program will also see participants delivering a project of their own by the end of the week. Topics will include: Digital Marketing, Data Analytics, Human Centred Design, Infrastructure and DevOps, Disruptive Technology in the retail and supply chain space, Project Management, Programming and more! If you are interested, click here for more information.

  5. Yrs 7-12: 5 STEM social media careers you’ll want to share - One of the coolest things about 2020 is that you can sit on social media and call it work. Companies like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are reliant on a relatively new breed of STEM professional, whose specialised tech brains mine statistics to offer up marketing insights, solve functionality issues and develop new platforms.With these peer-to-peer platforms mostly being a last-15-years-thing, the following gigs are pretty new to our job search histories. But we’re guessing you’ll probably ‘like’ all of them. Click here to read more.

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

Career Development Daily News Fix: Monday Feb 3 (Posted: 03/02/2020)

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  1. Yr12: UoM 2021 Hansen Scholarship application now open! The Hansen Scholarship is a flagship scholarship program at the Uni of Melbourne. The Hansen Scholarship offers 20 talented students a generous package of accommodation, financial support, mentoring and pastoral care. Applicable to any degree option, this scholarship program is the University's MOST GENEROUS equity scholarship, providing full financial cover for accommodation near the Parkville campus, a yearly allowance for living expenses (ie. You're paid!), as well as a tailored program of enrichment including academic orientation, study skills, mentoring and cultural activities. If you think an ATAR of 90+ is possible - regardless of what degree you're interested in - and the Uni of Melbourne is on your radar for 2021, you should be looking at this! Applications close on March 9. For more information, click here.

  2. Yrs 10-12: 'What subjects do I choose for my last years of school?' "We are being asked to do work experience this year, in a field we might like to work in. We are being asked to think about choosing electives that are directing us towards our career choices. I have no idea what I want to do! I haven’t yet found anything I am particularly good at. I feel like I am being left behind. That others are making choices about their lives that I am not prepared for yet. Is this normal?"........does any of this sound familiar??? If so, it might be worth reading the response to this real-life question asked - remember, it's YOUR future. To read the response, click here.

  3. Yrs 9-12: Work Experience 2020 - There's simply NO BETTER WAY to learn about career possibilities for your future, than giving them a go while at school. Sirius College supports Work Experience placements, and we'll help with as many opportunites as we can find, but you should drive your own career development by searching yourself as well! You can find the steps in securing & completing a Work Experience placement by clicking 'Required Documents' under the 'Workplace Learning' heading on siriuscollegecareers.com, but to help, here's the overview (we need at least 3 weeks between you informing us & you undertaking the placement):

  4. Yrs 10-12: Agriculture Degrees in Victoria - Growing enough food to sustain the world is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing in the 21st century. Below are several degrees that prepare you to become experts in the science of agriculture, so youcan take on an advisory role in agriculture and farming practices. For a comprehensive list of courses (including the many double-degree options) on offer at Victorian universities, TAFEs, and Private Providers, visit VTAC.

    INSTITUTION COURSE NAME VCE PREREQUISITES MAJOR STUDIES IN 2020
    BOX HILL INSTITUTE Bachelor of Biosecurity Science Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. Biosecurity Science (Lilydale Lakeside campus)
    LA TROBE UNIVERSITY Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. Agribusiness, Agricultural biotechnology, Agricultural marketing, Agricultural science, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal and plant biology, Plant and animal production, Soil science.
    Bachelor of Agriculture & Technology Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. Agricultural studies, Agronomy, Equine studies, Sports turf science and management, Viticulture and winemaking.
    MARCUS OLDHAM COLLEGE Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) n/a, but completion of Year 12 and the ATAR is considered for selection Agribusiness.
    Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) n/a, but completion of Year 12 and the ATAR is considered for selection Agriculture, Farm Management and Agribusiness 
    UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE Bachelor of Agriculture Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or at least 30 in Maths: Further Mathematics. Agricultural economics, Plant and soil science, Production animal science.
    WILLIAM ANGLISS INSTIITUTE Bachelor of Food Studies n/a, but completion of Year 12, the ATAR, and participation in an interview are all considered for selection Agriculture and Farming Systems, Culinary Artistry, Culture and Cuisine, Diet and Health in Society, Economics and Global Impacts, Food Movements and Social Change, Food and Gastronomy in Literature and Media, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sensory Education.

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

Career Development Daily News Fix: Friday Jan 31 (Posted: 31/01/2020)

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  • Yrs 7-12: 15 of Australia's fastest-growing career options & their salaries - LinkedIn’s list of 2020’s top emerging jobs is dominated by future-focused tech positions...this should be no surprise. The research analyses the lengthy list of job titles that have appeared on the site to find 15 positions that have demonstrated the most evolution and growth. The research analyses the lengthy list of job titles that have appeared on the site to find 15 positions that have demonstrated the most evolution and growth. There's surely at least 1 career option we think you would not have heard of before, so to expand your career options by looking to the 'jobs of the future', click here.

  • Yrs 9-12: Tax File Number - Any student will need at tax file number if he/she starts work (part-time and full-time) and all students planning on a tertiary education require one when they start.
    Importantly, current Year 12 students are reminded that you cannot enrol in a CSP (Commonwealth Support Place) course at university without a Tax File Number, so it is worthwhile getting an application submitted early! You must apply for a TFN online and have your identity verified through an interview at a participating Australia Post office. To learn more, click here.
  • Yr12: UCAT 2020 - The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test used by the UCAT ANZ Consortium of universities in Australia and New Zealand for their medical, dental, and clinical science degree programs. Universities requiring the UCAT are listed at this link - Universities requiring the UCAT (in Victoria, only Monash Medicine requires it). Students intending to apply for courses requiring the UCAT at any of these universities are reminded that they will need to book a test. Bookings will open on 2 March 2020 and close 11 May 2020 at 11.59pm, with the testing dates in July. To learn more about what the UCAT requires, click here to download a handy 2-page flyer giving you an overview on the UCAT, and click here to visit the UCAT website. IMPORTANTLY, BOTH UCAT & MONASH UNIVERSITY DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU UNDERTAKE ANY "UCAT PREPARATION" COURSES - THEY ARE A WASTE OF MONEY.
  • Yrs 9-12: 'Gertie's Law' podcast (Supreme Court of Victoria) - Drama has unfolded in the Supreme Court for more than 130 years, from serial murderers and gangland wars to multimillion-dollar commercial disputes and celebrity defamation cases. Take a step behind the bench of one of Australia’s oldest institutions and hear from judges as they explain why they make the decisions they do. Gertie's Law takes a deep dive into some of the lesser-known, misunderstood or complex parts of the court’s work, such as sentencing, mental health, juries and the criminal trial process. Revisit historic cases, meet the many people who work here, from judges to Corrections staff, and take a close look at how a modern justice system operates in a 19th century building. If you're interested in a career in law, this is for you! You can access this podcast series by clicking here (Supreme Court website) or clicking here (Apple Podcasts).

  • Yrs 7-12: siriuscollegecareers.com's 'Student Secure Area - When's the last time you logged into your Student Secure Area on siriuscollegecareers.com? There's soooooo many freely accessible resources there for you: whether you are not sure yet about a career option for your future or you have a few ideas but are not quite sure, whether you're looking for a part-time job or going for an interview, whether you're needing help with Work Experience or applying for a place on a Career Development excursion, whether you're looking for career inspiration or VTAC pointers, and much more! It's all freely accessible to you via your own private Student Secure Area login, which you can create if you have never accessed the area before. If you have, jump back in & see what else is there for you! You'll find the link to the Student Secure Area on the right of every page on siriuscollegecareers.com as a little yellow tab, as well as under 'For Students'.

MORE OPPORTUNITIES ARE LISTED ON THE SIRIUSCOLLEGECAREERS.COM CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday Jan 30 (Posted: 30/01/2020)

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Welcome back to a new school year & a new school decade! A new opportunity for you to build the life YOU want - seize that opportunity!

  • Yr12: Know the curriculum and research your career: preparing for Year 12 - This week thousands of students across Australia (including you!) begin their final year of schooling. The certificate you receive will vary from state to state, and your post-secondary plans may be university, an apprenticeship or paid work. Whatever the aim, Year 12 is likely to be one of the most difficult years you’ve encountered in your short lives, so it’s important to know how to prepare. Click here to read more.

  • Yr11: Swinburne Early Leaders Program – Swinburne Uni’s Early Leaders Program (ELP) is back for 2020, and helps Yr11 students prepare for their transition to university and be recognised for their extra-curricular activities. There are a number of activities offered on campus, but you can also complete the entire program online. You can complete the Early Leaders Program at your own pace throughout the year. There are MANY benefits in undertaking this program, both personally as well as professionally (ie. ATAR aggregate adjustments for future Swinburne courses). To learn more & apply, click here.

  • Yr12: ANU Tuckwell Scholarship - The Tuckwell Scholarship Program is the most transformational undergraduate scholarship program in Australia. Every year, the Australian National University offers 25 talented school-leavers the opportunity to fulfil their potential by actively participating in the very best that ANU has to offer. You’ll receive $22,000/year towards your university course & accommodation, up to $2,000 to help with relocating to Canberra as well as 2 annual return journeys home, leadership development & enrichment, mentoring & support, health & wellbeing and more! Scholars are selected on the basis of intellect, character, leadership and their commitment to Australia. To learn more about this incredible opportunity at Australia’s only national university, click here.


  • Yr10: Swinburne & Monash Uni Work Experience – Both these universities are offering a range of Science-based Work Experience opportunities, but you need to act fast to apply (particularly for Swinburne – it closes tomorrow!!!) Monash Uni’s current offering is for those considering research science. You will gain an insight into careers in biomedical research by observing and participating in (subject to safety considerations) the activities of a research laboratory. Swinburne offer placements in the following fields: Robotics and Mechatronics, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, and Astronomy and Astrophysics. To apply for Swinburne Uni's offerings, click here; to apply for Monash Uni's offering, click here.

  • Yrs 7-12: New ‘Careers with STEM’ eMags – If STEM-related subjects are something you have always enjoyed, but you don’t know what to do with it for a career, the ‘Careers with STEM’ magazines could be what you are looking for to give you inspiration! There are 2 new eMags now available for the start of 2020: Careers with STEM Science & Careers with STEM Digital Retail. Learn more about what’s out there in the ‘real world’ & see if there’s something you can look to grow towards! You can access these from the ‘General Career Development resources’ page inside your Student Secure Area on siriuscollegecareers.com
 

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