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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: Thursday May 6 (Posted: 06/05/2021)

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  • Yrs 10-12: Year13 Expo - Welcome to the Year13 Expo, Year13's totally free, 100% online careers exhibition. Hear about your dream career from speakers killing it in their industry and explore exhibitors across work, study and travel - all without getting out of bed. Running from Monday May 17 - Wednesday May 19, this is a Careers Expo with a difference - it's not just a uni/TAFE sales pitch event, but rather an expo based on your future career ambitions! Plus, by participating you have the chance to win 1 of 3 $10,000 scholarships to be spent on anything that helps in pursuing your dream career, whether that’s getting through university or setting yourself up with the gear you need to get your name out into the world. For more information & to register for this virtual expo, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Mission Australia Youth Survey 2021 - If you're 15-19 years old, living in Australia and want to have a say about the things that affect you - here is your chance to 'speak up'! Now in its 20th year, the Mission Australia Youth Survey continues to be the largest annual survey of young people of its kind in Australia. The Youth Survey enables young people to share their values, challenges and ambitions and to 'speak up' about the issues that they care about. It is widely used by Governments, NGOs and community groups to develop policies and youth programs. To have your say, click here.
  • Yr11: 2022 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) - In Year 11? Love STEM? Want to engage in a life-changing experience? You should consider applying for the NYSF. This is a two-week on-site and digital program where students are immersed in hands-on science activities, lab experiments, field trips and meet researchers who are leaders in their field. In-person STEM visit days and events will be held over a week of the program at major city hubs across the country, enabling students to meet each other and network with like-minded peers. A continuous program of digital events will run alongside the in-person events meaning the program is accessible to all. The program will be held during January 2022; applications close Friday 2 July. For more information and to apply, click here.
  • Yrs 7-12: 'Ask the Practitioner' update - We want to thank each & every one of you who have submitted a question to the 'Ask the Practitioner' service we're now running through the Daily News Fix / News Feed. We've been blown away by the initial response to this service. As it stands, we've answered 10 questions, and including tomorrow's 5, we have 79 still to get through, just to get to the end of what's already been submitted to this point! Just under 90 questions already submitted - wow! The point is, you might potentially have to be a little patient as we work through each & every question that has been submitted (right now, the year group that has asked the most is Year 10, followed by Year 7!), but we promise we will answer it. Keep in mind through, someone else might have asked what you want to know (or something similar), so it's always worth reading our A.T.P. posts on Fridays to see if your curiosities have been responded to via someone else's question. And of course, you can always speak to any of us!

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday May 5 (Posted: 05/05/2021)

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  • Yrs 9-12: Careers in Biomedical Science STEMinar - To celebrate International Day of Immunology, the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology in conjunction with Federation University, Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC) and Monash University are hosting a “Careers in Biomedical Science STEMinar” on May 12 at 4:45pm. This one-hour online webinar will cover the diverse experiences of our insightful panelists from undergraduate and postgraduate studies to working in a wide range of occupations, followed by a panel Q&A. For more information & to register to attend, click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: VU Block Model - Commencing in 2018, Victoria University offers the Block Model to its undergraduate students. Unlike the standard university model where students juggle multiple subjects at once over a semester, at VU, students get to focus on one unit (subject) at a time. They complete each unit over a four-week ‘block’.  Students typically finish their block on a Friday and receive their results on the following Monday, taking away uncertainty and a long wait for results. With students being able to focus on a single unit at a time, they have small classes with a high level of teacher support. Prompt assessments ensure students have the opportunity to address any issues, or seek support, before commencing the next unit.
    One of the greatest benefits of the Block Model is flexibility.  Most units are available morning, afternoon and at times, in the evening, in multiple blocks throughout the year. This means students can choose what units they study and when, across the ten blocks throughout the year, to fit in with their work and family commitments outside of university.
    Find out more about this revolutionary approach by clicking here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Interested in sports physiotherapy? Have you considered clinical exercise physiology as being a more suitable pathway than physiotherapy? Where physiotherapists assist people with movement disorders using techniques to assist muscles and joints to move to their full potential, clinical exercise physiologists use exercise to prevent and rehabilitate disease and injury in the community. Students will study an Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) accredited undergraduate exercise science degree followed by graduate studies in exercise physiology. The following are examples of courses at Victorian universities:
    - Australian Catholic University: Click here
    - Deakin University: Click here
    - Federation University: Click here
    - La Trobe University: Click here
    - Swinburne University: Click here
    - Victoria University: Click here
  • 15yrs & above: Part-time work - Given we're nearly done with Yr10 Mock Interviews, a good time to remind everyone that if you're interested in a little more money in your bank account, building a level of independence, developing new friendships, and opening up career opportunities, then you should consider part-time work whilst in school! There's plenty of opportunities out there, including the following (Year 10, we told you that the 3 made-up advertisements for your Mock Interview were similar to real world opportunities - the proof is in the brackets next to each opportunity!):
    - Boost Juice: Click here (Dynamic Pizzas)
    - Bunnings: Click here (Tansy Garden Supplies)
    - Coles: Click here ($avings $upermarket)
    - Cotton On: Click here (Tansy Garden Supplies)
    - David Jones: Click here (Tansy Garden Supplies)
    - Donut King: Click here (Dynamic Pizzas)
    - Hungry Jacks: Click here (Dynamic Pizzas)
    - IGA Supermarkets: Click here ($avings $upermarket)
    - Kmart: Click here (Tansy Garden Supplies)
    - KFC: Click here (Dynamic Pizzas)
    - McDonalds: Click here (Dynamic Pizzas)
    - Myer: Click here (Tansy Garden Supplies)
    - Red Rooster: Click here (Dynamic Pizzas)
    - Sportsgirl: Click here (Tansy Garden Supplies)
    - Target: Click here (Tansy Garden Supplies)
    - Woolworths: Click here ($avings $upermarket)
    About 80% of all job vacancies aren’t advertised, so it is crucial that you market yourself to businesses with an excellent resume 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.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Monday May 3 (Posted: 03/05/2021)

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  • Yrs 9-12: Career as an Epidemiologist - An epidemiologist studies how disease is distributed through the community, as well as the causes and initial location of these diseases. This information is used to evaluate, plan, manage, control, prevent the spread of disease. An epidemiologist is an influencer, and often has a public voice in working towards controlling and preventing disease, working closely with public health departments (especially in a pandemic...).
    Bachelor degree courses offering the study of epidemiology in Victoria include:
    - Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion at Deakin University (VCE requirements: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL) - click here.
    - Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion at Deakin University (VCE requirements: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL) - click here.
    - Bachelor of Health Sciences at Monash University (VCE requirements: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 27 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL) - click here.
    - Bachelor of Public Health at Monash University (VCE requirements: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 27 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in Maths: Further Mathematics or at least 22 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics) - click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Victorian Careers Show 2021 - Students who were not able to make the VCE & Careers Expo at Caulfield Racecourse last weekend, are encouraged to attend this event on Saturday May 15 at the Melbourne Showgrounds in Ascot Vale, which will have a number of institutions showcasing their courses. The event will include -
    - Information and resources for the VCE
    - Information about tertiary study, university, TAFE and training courses
    - Career advice
    - Study advice
    - Employment advice and opportunities
    - Apprenticeship and traineeship advice
    - International exchange and gap year programs
    It is hosted by the same expo company who runs the Caulfield Racecourse event, so the quality of the expo will be very high. To learn more about this expo, click here.
  • Yrs 7-12: CSIRO 'CyberTaipan' registrations now open - CyberTaipan is an Australian Youth Cyber Defence Competition modelled on the US Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program. CSIRO CyberTaipan is an Australian Youth Cyber Defence Competition for teams of high school aged students. Take your first step into cybersecurity, try new challenges and gain experience in defensive techniques. CyberTaipan is open to high school-aged students with an interest in, or willingness to learn about, cybersecurity, defensive countermeasures and securing virtual networks. Team registration closes in late July. For more information on this opportunity, click here.
  • Yr12: UCAT reminder - Students who are planning to apply to Medicine, Dentistry and Clinical Science degree programmes commencing in 2022 at these Universities in Australia and New Zealand (only Monash Uni Medicine in Victoria) must sit the UCAT ANZ 2021 (between July 1 - August 11). The UCAT ANZ is a 2-hour, computer-based test, multiple choice test. Candidates sit the test at Pearson VUE test centres located in Australia, New Zealand and at some overseas centres. For information about where test centres are offered, click here for test centre locations. Bookings are open at the UCAT ANZ website (click here) and will close on May 17 at 11:59pm AEST. Late registrations are accepted until May 31 at 11:59pm and incur an additional late fee. No bookings are accepted after the late booking deadline. Free official UCAT Preparation Advice and Practice Tests are available at the UCAT ANZ website (click here) - note that the Career Dev. Dept., the UCAT ANZ Consortium, or Monash University, does not work with or endorse any commercial providers offering UCAT "preparation".
 

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Career Development 'Ask the Practitioner': Friday Apr 30 (Posted: 30/04/2021)

Another 5 excellent questions to respond to:

  • From Yr7 (no campus stated): "What is TAFE?"
    • Response from Ms. Yucel: Just like secondary school or university is an educational institution where you get a degree or certificate, TAFE is also an educational institution where you can get a degree. TAFE degrees are shorter than university degrees, which means you could start working sooner. You can do both TAFE and university, or just TAFE or uni.
    • Response from Ms. Whitworth: TAFE requires you to have a certain level of independence - it's certainly not an easy way out. You need to be prepared to be in classes with people of all ages and backgrounds - this can be a benefit or a distraction. Your learning is self-driven, and you have to be more organised in respect to your time management. TAFE is a hands-on learning environment with many more practical classes but you still have assessments which require study. It is a great pathway to higher education and/or employment if school is not your preferred type of learning environment.
    • Response from Mr. Scott: TAFE is simply another great option for learning post-school. TAFE is a more hands-on, practical approach to learning. It has many job options that university doesn't have, and learning at TAFE makes you 'job-ready' at the end. For many people, it's also a great way to develop job-specific skills & use these as a way into university, if that's what they want to do. In some cases, you can attend TAFE to complete a course as a part of your Years 11 & 12 studies, and have it count towards your VCE (and ATAR)!
  • From Yr7 (no campus stated): "What are apprenticeships?"
    • Response from Ms. Yucel: Apprenticeships is how most people used to learn how to do a job - by learning from the experts at the workplace. It's for jobs that are more hands on, like baking or plumbing. You will spend time learning from textbooks and in classrooms, but you spend more time learning outside of the traditional classroom. You also get paid while you're learning.
    • Response from Ms. Whitworth: Apprenticeships are essentially practical jobs, like trades, e.g. plumber, carpenter, florist, pâtisserie chef, but there are also traineeships in business too. There are many industries that offer this pathway so if you are more of a practical person this may be the type of training you would prefer. This type of training usually involves working on the job and getting paid while also studying for a qualification at TAFE.
    • Response from Mr. Scott: A way to learn a specific job/set of skills, get paid to do it, and be ready for employment as soon as you're finished. They usually take about 4 years, involve completing a TAFE certificate, and in some cases you can do a smaller version of one as part of your Years 11 & 12 studies! Go to https://www.aapathways.com.au/about/australian-apprenticeships to learn more.
  • From Yr10 (no campus stated): "Let's say I want to become a doctor and do not get accepted, will I be able to get a second shot at trying out for it or will I be forced to take something new? And what will happen if I don't make it past being a resident?"
    • Response from Ms. Yucel: You can take a second shot or you can try something new. It depends on what you want, how much time you want to spend and what other options look good for you.
    • Response from Ms. Whitworth: Some students don't really know they want to be a doctor until they have tried out another course first. You can do an undergraduate degree (3 or 4 years at university) and then decide to do postgraduate medicine. Start by studying something you love and see where this leads rather than having a fixed goal of becoming a certain job. You may change your mind on your way to this goal and that's perfectly ok.
  • From EMC Yr10: "Can I make a stable career out of fine arts?"
    • Response from Ms. Yucel: Getting paid to produce fine art tends not to be like office jobs where an employer pays a regular salary, which is what people consider to be "stable" work. Usually, those in fine arts allocate unpaid time for their art while working at a paid job, until they build up enough fine arts work that they can leave their other job. Sometimes, their other job is also in the arts industry.
    • Response from Ms. Whitworth: If you have a passion in this area I would encourage you to keep immersing yourself in this area. Creative careers are however never stable due to the very nature of making art and getting opportunities to market your work. Having said this, it is possible to combine artistic work with other employment, which pays the bills. It is always good to have a plan B and plan C, and even a plan D.
    • Response from Mr. Scott: Unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic hit the 'Arts & Recreation Services' industry hard, and the result means that for some time it will be a bit more difficult to find stable work. That's the unfortunate reality right now. However, that's not the case for every single person, and not forever. And the flip side is that you have flexibility to undertake many roles at once, and have some creativity in your life.
  • From EMC Yr9: "What is the lowest ATAR you can get to become a doctor?"
    • Response from Ms. Yucel: Astronomically high. There are students who get above a 99 ATAR and still do not get into medicine. You also have to do well in the UCAT (a test you need to do if you want to get into some medical schools) and pass the interview portion. Because a lot of students apply to medicine, this makes it harder to get in. However, there are other ways to get into medicine later if you can't get in directly. Talk to a Career Development Practitioner to find out more.
    • Response from Ms. Whitworth: Entry to university to study medicine is VERY competitive. They take the very highest achieving students because they get way more applications than there are places. Even if you have a very high ATAR there are several other hurdles you have to jump over to get into medicine, one is sitting the UCAT (if you are applying for undergraduate medicine) or the GAMSAT if you are applying for postgraduate medicine. Both of these are testing not just knowledge but attitude and ethics. Most medicine courses also require you to attend an interview, which you have to pass, so it's not just about getting a high ATAR.
    • Response from Mr. Scott: And further to Ms. Whitworth, there's also a number of ways to become a doctor. The higher your ATAR the more choices, but if you don't get straight into the Monash Medicine course (which needs what Ms. Whitworth is speaking about), Deakin & Melbourne also have them, and you need to do very, very, very well in whatever undergraduate degree you do. They'll look at results for that, and not your ATAR, to determine if you'll be offered a place in their course. (P.S. I assume you're talking about a "Medical Practitioner"??? A 'doctor' is just a qualification - you can be a Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physics, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Music, Doctor of Business, Doctor of Optometry, Doctor of Nursing...do I need to go on???)

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday Apr 29 (Posted: 29/04/2021)

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  • Yrs 10-12: What is HECS-HELP? If you're planning to attend university after school, and you're an Australian citizen (or New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) holder or permanent humanitarian visa holder), you'll be eligible to pay for your university tuition fees through the Australian Government's 'HECS-HELP' loan scheme ('HECS': Higher Education Contribution Scheme; part of the broader Higher Education Loan Program a.k.a. 'HELP'). This means that you'll be able to defer your course costs until you're earning enough money to start repaying your loan. How much you pay, and how long you'll be paying it back, depends on your course cost, and the amount of money you're earning. To get your head around HECS-HELP a little more, including seeing how much you'll be paying back based on your salary, click here.
  • Yrs 7-12: How to make good career decisions (approx. 3min read) - A nice & easy, general read for you to reflect on. Career decision-making is a lifelong process. However, there are many things you need to think about when making career decisions, and you can get stuck. To avoid this, it can be helpful to use a step-based career decision-making process. This will help you to make a range of career decisions, such as:
    - choosing an extra-curricular activity
    - deciding whether to get a part-time job while at school
    - selecting school subjects
    - choosing an occupation
    - choosing a university or vocational education and training (VET) course.
    You can apply 6 easy steps to a career decision that you face as a student now, or as an adult in the workforce. To read more, click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Animals, Conservation, Wildlife, and Zoology Courses in Victoria in 2021 - Many young people only think of working as a vet or in a veterinary clinic when considering working with animals a career direction. However, there's many different options that exist, both in & out of a vet clinic. A number of universities across Victoria have undergraduate courses available in this space, and some of them are listed in the table below; for a complete listing, refer to VTAC.
INSTITUTION COURSE NAME VCE PREREQ’S MAJOR STUDIES IN 2021
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY



ATAR: 61.10 (Melbourne)









ATAR: 52.15 (Warrnambool)





ATAR: 66.8
(Geelong)





ATAR: 74.40 (Melbourne)





ATAR: 65.30 (Geelong)


 
Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
 
Biology, Bushfire management, Catchment management, Coastal and marine management, Conservation biology/ecology, Ecological studies, Ecology, Ecosystem management, Ecotourism, Environmental health, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental management, Environmental policy and planning, Environmental project management, Environmental protection, Environmental science, Environmental social science, Indigenous engagement, Land management, Natural resources management, Nature conservation, Parks and reserve management, Plant and animal biology, Pollution control, Professional practice, Research methods, Resource efficiency, Science, Sustainability, Waste management, Water resources management, Wildlife management.
Environmental Science
(Marine Biology)
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
 
Animal and plant biology, Aquaculture, Aquatic resource management, Aquatic science, Biology, Ecological studies, Ecology (sustainability), Ecosystem management, Environmental science, Fisheries, Freshwater biology, Freshwater ecology, Geographic information systems, Land and water management, Marine and coastal management, Marine biology, Marine ecology, Marine environment, Natural resource management, Professional practice, Science, Water quality management.
Marine Science Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. Biology, Chemistry, Fisheries and aquaculture, Marine biology and ecology, Modelling, Ocean and coastal processes, Physics, Science quantitation.
Environmental Science
(Wildlife and Conservation Biology)
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
 
Agricultural environmental and related studies, Animal and plant biology, Animal diversity, Animal husbandry, Biology, Botany, Conservation biology/ecology, Ecological studies, Ecosystem management, Environmental science, Land and water management, Landscape ecology, Natural resource management, Park and wilderness management, Plant ecology, Science, Vegetation and wildlife management, Wildlife conservation and ecology, Wildlife management, Zoology.
Zoology and Animal Science Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
 
Animal behaviour, Animal biochemistry, Animal biology, Animal communication, Animal diversity, Animal navigation, Animal welfare, Animals and climate change, Conservation genetics, Disease ecology, Ecology, Ecophysiology, Evolutionary biology, Genetics, Marine biology, Ornithology, Physiology, Science, Sensory ecology and neurobiology, Wildlife disease, Wildlife ecology and conservation, Wildlife management, Zoology.
FEDERATION UNIVERSITY

ATAR: 50.60
(Berwick)





ATAR: 52.90 (Berwick)
Environmental and Conservation 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 one of any Mathematics or any Science. Australian Ecosystems, Australian Flora and Fauna, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Ecosystem Conservation, Environmental Geology, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Landscape Restoration, Park and Reserve Management, Pest Plants & Animals, Water, Wildlife, Zoology.
Veterinary and Wildlife 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 one of any Mathematics or any Science. Animal Behaviour, Animal Health, Ecology, Veterinary Science.
LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
ATAR: 60.60 (Melbourne)



ATAR: 55.25 (Melbourne)




ATAR: 67.10 (Melbourne)






ATAR: 87.95 (Melbourne)
Animal and Veterinary Biosciences Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. Animal and plant biology, Animal biotechnology, Animal breeding, Animal health, Animal science, Animal welfare, Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular and cell biology, Nutrition and feed production, Plant and animal production, Veterinary science, Zoology.
Biological Sciences Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. Animal and plant biology, Biochemistry, Biology, Biosciences, Biotechnology, Botany, Ecology, Environmental management, Genetics, Human biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Zoology.
Veterinary Nursing Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry or any Mathematics. Advanced medical veterinary nursing, Advanced surgical veterinary nursing, Anaesthesia, Animal anatomy, Animal care and management, Animal health, Animal physiology, Animal welfare and ethics, Communication skills, Evidence based approach, Human and physical resource management, Radiology, Veterinary nursing practice.
Science
(Wildlife and Conservation Biology)

 
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. Animal and plant biology, Biology, Botany, Conservation biology and ecology, Ecological studies, Ecology (sustainability), Environment and sustainability, Environmental geoscience, Environmental management, Environmental studies, Fire management, Genetics, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Wildlife management, Zoology.
 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday Apr 28 (Posted: 28/04/2021)

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  • Yr12: Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship - Are you intrigued by technology and how it can change the world for the better? Westpac Young Technologists Scholarships are designed specifically for high school graduates who are passionate about technology and eager to explore its potential for good. Westpac are looking for curious young minds, open to new ideas and untapped opportunities. If this sounds like you, there's $15,000 + mentorship + a paid overseas learning experience + more waiting for you. Registrations open in June, but for more information & to register your interest in this scholarship, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: 5 Reasons Why: Architect - Architects use creativity and a practical understanding of structures and materials to develop concepts, plans, specifications and detailed drawings for buildings and other structures. They negotiate with builders and planning authorities, administer building contracts and inspect work that has been carried out.  A good architect tends to have an aptitude for design, creativity, have a logical approach to problem-solving, and good communication skills, and strong writing and drawing skills. If this applies to you, a career in architecture could be worth considering. Click here for 5 benefits of working in the field of architecture.
 
  • Yrs 9-12: Working in the Real Estate Profession - Working in the real estate profession offers students the opportunity to achieve high levels of personal satisfaction and career success. In general terms, estate agents lease, manage, appraise, buy, and sell residential, rural, commercial and industrial property or business on behalf of clients. The first step in establishing a real estate career is to become an agent’s representative. Agent’s representatives perform a variety of real estate roles under the supervision of a licensed estate agent. For more information about careers in real estate and the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV), click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: New Deakin Uni Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology - This new course is tailored for students that are interested in a broad range of areas related to humanities, social sciences, communication, creative arts, languages, and information technology. This course is offered at both the Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waurn Ponds campuses. The VCE entry requirements are: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL, and an ATAR is also used as part of the selection criteria. Find out more by clicking here.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday Apr 27 (Posted: 27/04/2021)

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  • Yrs 10-12: Fed Uni 2022 Undergraduate Guide now available - Federation University has just launched their 2022 Undergraduate Guide digitally. It'll soon be on your campus in hard copy, but for now, you can download a copy of this guide. Fed Uni has constantly been rated #1 for teaching quality in Australia, #1 for full-time employment after graduation in Victoria, #1 for skills development in Victoria, as well as many other #1 rankings, so they are an excellent option to consider. To download a copy of the 2022 Undergraduate Guide, click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Inside Monash Seminar Series - Get the inside story on what it's really like to study at Monash. Over the course of the coming months, you'll have the opportunity to hear from current students, past students, and academics from all ten faculties. You'll find out more about what it's like to study specific courses, internships and career outcomes and so much more! Find out more and register for one or more of the webinars listed below by clicking here; note that other webinars will take place later in the year.
Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor's/Master's Program Tuesday 4 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Shape the Future as an Architect of Change Tuesday 4 May, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Why study Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Science? Tuesday 4 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Be the Designer the World Needs Wednesday 5 May, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
The World of Fine Art and Curation Thursday 6 May, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Media Communication Tuesday 11 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Engineer your Future Thursday 13 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Public Health, Nutrition, and Health Sciences Thursday 13 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy & Paramedicine Wednesday 19 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Where can I.T. take me? Thursday 20 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Advanced Science Degrees Wednesday 26 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Psychology, Radiography, and Radiation Science Thursday 27 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Introduction to Law Thursday 3 June, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Tuesday 8 June, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Music – Performance, Composition, and Technology Tuesday 15 June, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Become a Teacher Wednesday 16 June, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Yrs 9-12: Interested in construction? Complete this short course and go into the draw to win $1000! Year13 have partnered with Construction Skills Queensland to develop a short course for students interested in pursuing a career in construction called ‘The New-Print of Construction’. You will complete 4 modules:
    - Skills of the industry
    - Working in construction
    - Making it happen
    - Gearing up for the job
    4 people who complete the program will win $1000! For information and to start the program, click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: National Security Careers - Do you have what it takes to work in intelligence? The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) defends Australia from global threats and advances the national interest by providing foreign signals intelligence, cyber security and offensive cyber operations, as directed by the Australian Government. You can work for ASD through university or apprenticeship pathways; Year 12 students can apply for the Australian Government Digital Apprenticeship program between 17 May – 28 June for the 2022 intake (Once your qualification is complete you'll be able to continue working with permanent employment - try finding that guarantee a year before starting a uni course!). For information on careers and entry pathways, click here; to learn more about ASD apprenticeships, cadetships & internships (including the Digital Apprenticeship program), click here.
 
 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Monday Apr 26 (Posted: 26/04/2021)

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  • Yrs 7-12: NEW 'Careers with STEM' Science & Space eMagazines - If you have an interest in a career based in Science, or working in the ever-growing Australian space industry, but don't know exactly what you can do, these eMagazines are for you. Both the 'Careers with STEM: Science' & brand new 'Careers with STEM: Space' guides are full of interviews, insights & ideas for you to explore your possible future in these 2 areas of our world. Remember, 'you don't know what you know, until you know', so go & explore your career possibilities! These 2 eMags are available for free download inside your Student Secure Area of siriuscollegecareers.com, on the 'General Career Dev. Resources' page; you can access the login page by clicking here (there's also recent issues as well here, including technology, cyber security, engineering, resource, maths & more!).
 
  • Yrs 9-12: What does a Geneticist do? Are you looking for a health career that’s a bit different? You could consider a career in genetics. Genetics is the study of the individual genes that make up life – things like viruses and diseases, and us! There are several different roles people can work in, all with unique tasks and challenges. NSW Health recently interviewed three professionals in different roles so you can get a better idea of what a job in genetics is like. All are YouTube videos:
    - Find out more about Genetic Pathology by clicking here (approx. 2:45min)
    - Find out more about Genetic Counselling by clicking here (approx. 2:30min)
    - Find out more about Clinical Genetics by clicking here (approx. 2:40min)
  • Yrs 10-12: Alumni insights - Ms. Yucel recently asked an alum who worked as a pilot about the job market and why he thinks RMIT still runs their piloting course. She also asked about his enterprise skills, to see how he used his 'soft' skills from one job to another. His response:
    “Unfortunately the job market still pretty slow. I don’t think it will pick up for 2-3 years. A lot of pilots are shifting around the world due to job losses so until they’ve all settled, unexperienced like myself will struggle to get their foot in.
    “Universities and flying schools see it as a business so they won’t be too worried about whether there are jobs or not.
    “In Australia not many pilots have been made redundant. Many are on hold or being used for other operations linked to their parent company. Qantas workers have been working at Woolworths operations for example. The ones that were made redundant like Tigerair, have either looked for options overseas at other airlines or just got their foot into anywhere to get the barrel rolling. I don’t think there’s a certain market they would’ve gotten themselves into. It would have to be random.
    “I have a few friends working for airlines in Australia. They work part time pretty much. One got into an airline and started his training just before COVID hit. He’s been on hold ever since. So it’s sort of all over the place. Every airline dealt with it in their own way. I would say they all tried their best to keep their staff though
    “I’ve put my focus into construction for now. I’m currently working for a company based in Airport West. We do renovations around greater Melbourne. I didn’t have experience in the field but my organisation skills, stress management and decision making got me the job when I got interviewed. I would say my piloting skills taught me that if that makes any sense.”
  • Yrs 10-12: Discover Deakin Webinars - Find out all you need to know about studying at Deakin at their course information webinars. Meet future teachers, hear student stories, and get your questions answered by Deakin's experts. Discover what it's like to study at Deakin and get all the information you need to choose the perfect course to help you achieve your study goals. Register by clicking here for one or more of the following webinars:
Science Tuesday 4 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Environment Wednesday 5 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Criminology Monday 10 May, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Engineering Tuesday 11 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Arts Wednesday 12 May, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Business Analytics Monday 17 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
International Studies Wednesday 19 May, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Health Sciences Monday 24 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Nutrition and Dietetics Tuesday 25 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Psychology Wednesday 26 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Nursing and Midwifery Thursday 27 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Exercise and Sport Science Monday 31 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Creative Arts and Design Tuesday 1 June, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Marketing Psychology, and Human Resource Management Psychology Wednesday 2 June, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Teaching Thursday 3 June, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Property and Real Estate Monday 7 June, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Commerce and Business Tuesday 8 June, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Law Wednesday 9 June, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Sport Management Thursday 10 June, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Architecture and Construction Management Wednesday 16 June, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Information Technology Thursday 22 June, 6.00pm -7.00pm
CASPer Test – for Teaching Courses Wednesday 15 September, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

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Career Development 'Ask the Practitioner': Friday Apr 23 (Posted: 23/04/2021)


Welcome to the first 'Ask the Practitioner' response post / eMail. Plenty of questions for the foreseeable future, so this will be 5 questions per week answered until further notice.

 

Your questions will be answered simply in the order that they were sent in & received. So, here we go:

  • From IDC Yr8: "I have strong interests to enroll in a medical school. What options for VCE subjects have I got? Pathways, campus choice."
    • Response from Ms. Yucel: I recommend you take maths methods and chemistry, which is required if you wish to apply to Monash University's medicine course. On top of that, I highly recommend the other science subjects biology and health. At the end of the day, medicine requires a high ATAR so focus on subjects you can do well in and enjoy. Medicine is a field for those who love studying and learning.
    • Response from Ms. Whitworth: Obviously science subjects are a requirement for medicine - Chemistry is the one science that is usually a prerequisite. Math Methods is also worth thinking about because if you go down the Biomedicine pathway (an alternative route to medicine) you would need this subject. Pathways to Medicine are through undergraduate Science and/or Biomedicine and these are followed by a Postgraduate Medicine Degree which you can currently do at Deakin (Geelong) and the University of Melbourne.
    • Response from Mr. Scott: In terms of subjects, it makes sense to be doing well in Maths & Science subjects, and then pick them when you reach VCE. Sirius College has all of these available for you. In terms of choices at the end of Year 12, there's 1 option currently straight from school (Monash University), and 2 Doctor of Medicine options also available (Deakin University & University of Melbourne) which you can enter after completing your first university Bachelor degree course (called your 'undergraduate' course) - for all 3, you need to do extremely well in school and/or in your Bachelor course. Remember though, this is what is currently available - it might be different in a few years when you reach Year 12.
  • From IDC Yr7: "Are there extracurricular activities for the year 7 girls that will help with their application for uni?"
    • Response from Ms. Yucel: Extracurricular activities do not help with your direct applications for university, with the exception of a few courses like medicine or music. Extracurricular activities are for your own enjoyment and development.
    • Response from Ms. Whitworth: While doing extra curricular does not directly help with your application to university, having interests other than academic qualifications makes you a much more interesting person. Volunteering and/or working part-time can also give you fantastic skills that give you more confidence or better communication. Playing a sport or a musical instrument can also stretch you mentally and physically so don't give these things up if you enjoy them. They make you the person you are.
    • Response from Mr. Scott: Have a chat with both Ms. Arzu & Ms. Cennet Osmani (Pastoral Care). Whilst you don't need to be too concerned with uni right now (who knows if what programs exist now will exist in 2026!), the extracurricular activities you can do through Year 7 & into later years will help develop your employment/enterprise skills, which employers want more & more than just school grades alone!
  • From IDC Yr7: 2 questions with the same answers: "Does the school have homework help at the school?" & "How do you assist a student who needs extra help at the school?"
    • Response from Ms. Yucel: The school offers student support services. Talk with your coordinator about this.
    • Response from Ms. Whitworth: Start with speaking to the Year 7 - 10 Coordinator. They would be happy to help.
    • Response from Mr. Scott: At IDC, you would be best to chat with either Mr. Hall or Ms. Topal. They're a great starting point.
  • From IDC Yr9: "How do I decide which career I would like to pursue in the future?"
    • Response from Ms. Yucel: Start by looking at who you are. How can you do this? Pay attention to what excites you, annoys you and interests you. Next, see what you're capable of and how you can grow. Do this by taking on more responsibilities or getting involved in activities outside of school. This can include helping your parents with their jobs, joining a sports team or a club (like Girl Guides Victoria), starting your own hobby group (eg, Broadmeadows YA Book Club), helping out at the local community/cultural centre (or even the mosque) and more. This should be your focus in Year 9. In your leftover time, browse through www.siriuscollegecareers.com.
    • Response from Ms. Whitworth: Start by knowing yourself - what are you interested in, what are you good at, what do enjoy spending time on? Next, think about what is important to you - this could be something that makes you angry or sad, something that you have strong views about. You may be inspired by someone who has experienced something difficult and overcome it, or you might be passionate about changing something in the world. All these things have an effect on who you will become and the choices you will make about what you want to do. Be curious about the world and what people do.
    • Response from Mr. Scott: Know your strengths. Know what makes you happy. Know what your skills & abilities. Know what values are important to you. In other words, know yourself. Once you know this, you'll be able to start looking at what's 'out there' & know what could & won't work for you. We'll be helping all Yr9s with this very question later this year, but there's nothing stopping you looking now eg. What about jobs related to subjects you're good at or enjoy right now? https://www.siriuscollegecareers.com/career-targets
  • From Yr7 (no campus stated): "How do I know what's for me?"
    • Response from Ms. Yucel: You won't know right away. It takes time to learn what's for you. One thing you can do to help yourself is to talk with people in your network - your parents, teachers, older friends, neighbours, relatives, and learn how their figured out what's right for them. There's plenty more you can do after this, but this is a good first step.
    • Response from Ms. Whitworth: This becomes clearer the more you get to know yourself and your strengths. Be curious about what is around you - this includes the people and the places you know, but it also includes things you may not have much knowledge about right now. Things will start to fall into place as you start asking questions of people and their lives, researching careers and the things that interest you.
    • Response from Mr. Scott: Know your strengths. Know what makes you happy. Know what your skills & abilities. Know what values are important to you. In other words, know yourself. At Yr7, you have plenty of time to learn about 'the world of work', but you need to have a deep knowledge of yourself first, otherwise you won't know what potential career options could work best for you. The best tool you have in Yr7 for this, is time.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday Apr 22 (Posted: 22/04/2021)

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  • Yrs 10-12: Monash 2022 undergraduate guides - Monash University have released their 2022 undergraduate guides digitally. In the next few weeks, they'll be available in hard copy, but you can now look at the most up-to-date course information for one of the Sirius College Class of 2021's most selected universities. To access the correct guide for you, click either of the links below:
  • Yrs 11 & 12: VU Guaranteed NOW OPEN - Victoria University is excited to announce that applications for VU Guaranteed 2021 are now open. Last year, VU saw over 2,500 students apply to secure a place at VU or VU Polytechnic prior to the completion of Year 12 exams. In addition to receiving a guaranteed place at VU or VU Polytechnic, VUG students receive:
    - automatic consideration for one of two $2000 Ignite scholarships for Year 12s (domestic and permanent residents only).
    - automatic consideration for a $500 Ignite study grant for one Year 11 student (domestic and permanent residents only).
    - 5 bonus aggregate ATAR points for courses that consider ATAR as part of the selection process (excludes Bachelor of Education P-12).
    - individual and tailored course advice in the lead up to exams and once results are released.
    - special VIP opportunities at VU events.
    Like LTU Aspire, if VU is anywhere on your radar, irrespective of what preference it will be in your VTAC application this year or next year, APPLY! For more information & to apply (and yes Year 11, this includes you!) click here.
  • 16yrs+: Oaktree Student Ambassador opportunity - Want to volunteer with an organisation that is run by young people? Check out Oaktree and see if you would want to become a Student Ambassador. With over 250,000 members, Oaktree is Australia's largest youth-run international development organisation, and are made up of young people leading, demanding and creating a more just world. The Oaktree Student Ambassadors Program is a unique leadership opportunity for young Australian change-makers in high school to lead, demand and create this more just world. To learn more & apply, click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Psychology Degree Courses in Victoria in 2021 - Psychology is a popular field of study in Australia and is taught at universities in every state and territory. With diverse workplace settings and areas of expertise, psychology can be a highly rewarding and satisfying career choice. Psychologists who complete postgraduate studies in specific areas of psychology may be eligible to receive area of practice endorsement from the Psychology Board of Australia. Students are reminded that, for the most part, the only VCE prerequisite subject for university entry is an English. Victorian universities that offer dedicated & accredited undergraduate psychology degrees include -
UNIVERSITY COURSE ATAR 2021
ACU Psychology (Honours) 87.35 (M)
Psychological Science 58.70 (M)
Deakin University Psychology (Honours) 80.00 (M), 80.25 (G)
Psychological Science 60.30 (M), 62.30 (G), 61.35 (W)
Arts (Psychology) 60.05 (M), 60.55 (G)
Human Resource Management (Psychology) 79.70 (M), n/a (G)
Marketing (Psychology) 74.00 (M)
Federation University Psychological Science 51.30 (Be), 58.85 (Gi), 51.85 (Ba)
La Trobe University Psychology (Honours) 86.85 (M), 80.85 (B), 80.70 (AW)
Psychological Science 55.30 (M), 59.05 (B), 55.15 (A)
Monash University Psychological (Honours) 87.60 (C)
RMIT University

*other prereq’s
Applied Science (Psychology) * 61.65 (Ci), 69.15 (Bu)
Social Science (Psychology) 70.00 (Ci)
Criminology & Psychology 73.00 (Ci)
Swinburne University Psychology (Honours) 87.05 (H)
Psychological Sciences 55.40 (H)
Victoria University Psychology (Honours) 81.15 (FP)
Psychological Studies n/a (FP)
Criminal Justice & Psych. Studies n/a (FP)
A – Albury Wodonga    B – Bendigo    Ba – Ballarat    Be – Berwick    C – Clayton    Ci – City    FP – Footscray Park    G – Geelong    Gi – Gippsland 
H – Hawthorn    M – Melbourne    W – Warranmbool

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday April 21 (Posted: 21/04/2021)

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  • Yrs 11 & 12: VCE and Careers Expo 2021 - One of the biggest events on the calendar! We STRONGLY RECOMMEND you attend the annual VCE and Careers Expo. Over four days you can attend seminars on topics including:
    - VCE subjects including English, Maths, Biology, Business Management, Psychology, Health and Human Development
    - Tertiary courses
    - Careers
    - Employment opportunities
    - Gap year options
    You can speak directly to organisations with:
    - Information and resources for the VCE
    - Information about tertiary study, university, TAFE and training courses
    - Career advice
    - Study advice
    - Employment advice and opportunities
    - Apprenticeship and traineeship advice
    - International exchange and gap year programs
    It’s on Saturday May 1 & Sunday May 2 at Caulfield Racecourse. It’s the BIG ONE, so because of that you will not be able to get in without pre-booking your ticket online. So, to purchase your $12 ticket (remember, our current college excursion policy doesn't allow us to take you this year), click here.
  • Yrs 11 & 12: Attention all future bankers! Citi Virtual Banking Program - Are you interested in exploring a career within a global bank? Are you naturally curious and like to challenge the status quo? Do you want to solve challenging financial problems within a top tier team? Citibank is committed to giving you every opportunity to learn and develop. As a part of that they have designed a Virtual Internship to help you build the skills and confidence to pursue a career with them! High school students are invited to apply for the virtual internship by clicking here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Alumni insights: Thinking about electrical engineering? One alumni said it took him almost over a year to find relevant work after he finished his university degree, so he went overseas and found a job in another country. He hasn't been back since.
    "It was difficult to find work in Australia once I finished uni at RMIT. I spent more than a year looking for work in the big companies, but didn't get many interviews. I assumed they always look for more experienced and older people. That is why I left Australia to find work overseas.
    One thing I regret not doing is applying through agencies, because my mates seemed to find work that way. Agencies include Spencer Ogden, SONDA recruitment, Stratacon and Randstand.
    "I found my first big job in a few months overseas. Knowing English and being an Australian university graduate helped a lot. Interestingly, most of my mates in Australia found jobs at around age 24 so I came to believe that is a favourable age for employment.
    "Networking is important and it helped me find work overseas, but after gaining experience, it's not so critical."
  • Yrs 7-12: SYN media volunteering - Build your teamwork and communication skills, as well as your self-confidence. Volunteer with Student Youth National (SYN) Radio and learn to produce a radio show. No prior experience necessary! For more details, click here.
 
 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday Apr 20 (Posted: 20/04/2021)

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  • Yrs 7-12: 'Ask the Practitioner' update - WOW! What a start to this new service that the Career Development Department is offering you! The questions have rolled in from all year levels, and from all campuses, all through the holidays as well as the end of Term 1. As it stands right now, we have over 60 question submissions to work our way through, so for the foreseeable future, the fortnightly Daily News Fix post / eMail will be weekly every Friday (5 questions per post / eMail), so we can respond to each & every question in a faster way than what we first envisaged. There's some very clear themes to some questions (medicine, finding careers that work best, finding part-time work etc.), and there's a lot of brilliant questions about some very interesting ideas & curiosities, so we're really excited to be able to share our thoughts and advice. As always, you can submit your question at any stage by clicking the image above - be aware though that it's going to be a few weeks until we get to your exact question, because of the amount of questions that have already been submitted! Your question might have been asked by someone else, and you can always speak to your campus' Career Dev. Practitioner as well!

  • Yr12: La Trobe Uni Aspire NOW OPEN - Applications are now open for La Trobe Uni's signature Early Entry program, Aspire. Have you been a leader? A volunteer? A key part of your community? Then LTU want to hear from you. LTU's Aspire Early Admissions Program rewards your involvement in community, leadership and volunteering with an early conditional offer into your chosen course at LTU. This means you’ll know if you have a place at university in September, or even earlier. You’ll also receive exclusive benefits designed to nurture your skills and give you the support you need to succeed through your VCE exams, at LTUa and beyond. We cannot emphasise enough this fact: If you're considering LTU, even as preference #8, and you are possibly eligible to apply for this program, then APPLY! For more information, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: VET grads vs uni grads: Who comes out better off? Choosing what you’re going to do when you finish school is a crazy difficult thing to do when you don’t really know much about your options and you haven’t had a chance to test any of them out. It’s like choosing what to eat from a massive menu at a restaurant you’ve never been to, except this decision could affect the rest of your life, not just the next two hours. There’s a million different options coming at you and not a whole lot of info about them. You’re mainly just going off what your parents or your teachers have told you, and while they’ve probably got the best of intentions at heart, their opinions are just that… opinions. They have a bias, and even if they don’t mean it to, the facts can get a little skewed. The fact is, if you prefer practical, hands-on experience then VET can provide this kind of training, whereas university is great for those who like to learn theoretically. To read more (approx. 5min), click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Meet Melbourne Webinar Series - The Meet Melbourne Online 2021 undergraduate webinar series gives you the opportunity to explore the courses and study areas that interest you at the University of Melbourne. Commencing on Tuesday April 27, the university will be running 13 subject area specific sessions over two weeks. Every webinar will run for 45 minutes, commencing at 6.00pm. To register for any of the below-listed webinars, click here.
    Each webinar will cover content including:
    - Exploring the undergraduate degrees and pathways to graduate study
    - Meeting some of the inspiring people teaching and supporting students at Melbourne
    - Getting to know current students and hear their tips for making the most of university life
    - Finding out about internship, work integrated-learning, volunteer, research and study abroad opportunities
    - Having access to faculty experts who will be available during all sessions via live chat to answer student questions throughout the event.
DATE SESSION NAME
27 April Law at Melbourne: your JD Experience
27 April Bachelor of Science; your career in STEMM
28 April IT at Melbourne: explore your majors
29 April Bachelor of Agriculture: course to career
29 April Bachelor of Arts: your student experience
3 May Bachelor of Commerce: your path to a global career
3 May Education at Melbourne: a student teacher's practical guide
4 May Veterinary medicine at Melbourne: course to career
5 May Bachelor of Biomedicine: your pathway to a career in health
5 May Bachelor of Design: create with a purpose
6 May Music, film, visual and performing arts at Melbourne
6 May Engineering at Melbourne: explore your majors

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