The difference between the impossible and the possible is a person's determination.
Yrs 7-12: Job spotlight: Medical Imaging Professionals - Medical Imaging Professionals operate X-ray and other radiation producing and imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes under the direction of Radiologists and other Medical Practitioners. A formal qualification in a relevant field is needed to work as a Medical Imaging Professional. Many Medical Imaging Professionals complete postgraduate studies. The number of people working as Medical Imaging Professionals (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years from 20,500 in 2018 to 22,800 by 2023. For more information on this $2,300+/wk (avg.) career option, click here.
Yrs 11 & 12: Humanities meets tech: a new degree - In an Australian first, La Trobe University has launched the brand-new Bachelor of Humanities, Innovation and Technology - a unique fusion of humanities with business and emerging technologies. Students will be taught by world-leading La Trobe experts in areas such as cyber law, AI, the internet of things, sustainable development, innovation thinking and economics. Students will graduate with a wide range of skills and attributes highly sought after by employers, including critical thinking, complex and ethical problem solving, data analysis and interpretation, as well as digital literacy and adaptability. To learn more about this new degree, click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Human resource management - No point in having a great business full of wonderful individuals, if those individuals aren't looked after! This is the role of Human Resources, or 'HR'. A degree in HR management opens up many people-focused career options, so to learn about a range of them, click here.
Yr11: Higher Education Studies: Deakin Accelerate - Going in alphabetical order, Deakin Accelerate is the first of the 5 Higher Education Studies options to consider for 2020. Deakin Accelerate is a distinctive VCE extension studies program offering high-achieving students university-level learning opportunities. In this program, you'll complete two units of a first-year university subject at the same time as your Year 12 studies, either at one of Deakin's four vibrant locations or at the Cloud Campus – their innovative online learning environment. Information nights for Deakin Accelerate are coming in October which you can register to attend now. For more information on Deakin Accelerate, click here.
EMC & MFC 15yrs and older: Broadmeadows Central Jobs Fair 2019 - A reminder about the Broadmeadows Central Jobs Fair! This year, Broadmeadows Central is hosting it over 2 huge nights THIS Thursday & Friday August 22 & 23, where you'll get the chance to interview with your favourite brands including Platypus, Best&Less, YD, KFC and heaps more! A range of positions will be available on the night so bring along your résumé and be ready for on-the-spot interviews. Your job is waiting! For more details, click here.
Yrs 10-12: Apprenticeships Matter - If you are considering an apprenticeship or traineeship, Apprenticeships Matters have tonnes of information that could help you move forward. An Apprenticeship can take up to four years to complete and focuses on trades such as carpentry, hairdressing or electrical. Traineeships can take up to two years to complete and are relevant for industries including business administration, childcare or aged care. Apprenticeships Matter have advice on your different options, how to get started, financial support available, the benefits, as well as resources available to you. They also have a list of current apprenticeship vacancies to assist you with starting your search. For more information, click here.
Yrs 10 & 11: Join PwC without a degree! Traditionally there has only been one route to a career in professional services. Uni. Degree. Career. But the world of business is changing. There are now opportunities for students to join PwC after completing Year 12. As an apprentice, you get to learn on-the-job, developing broad skills in business and technology in a hands-on environment, and receive the study support required to earn a professional qualification in Information Technology (IT), at the same time! If you are a problem solver, are curious, have a passion for tech and feel you are ready to enter the workforce and start creating their career today, then consider this. Find out more about it by clicking here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Economics - One of the baseline 'Maths'-related careers that students consider, having a degree in Economics has opened up at least 25 different career opportunities for graduates. Does your career prospects lie in one of these? To find out where Economics can take you, click here.
20: Meet Melbourne Uni, Bendigo: Click here
25: Medical Radiations Career Open Day, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre: Click here
28 – 29: Inside Monash Seminars: Monash University, Engineering (28), IT and Computer Science (29), Click here
30: Planning ahead, your US & UK application timeline, Crimson Education, Hawthorn: Click here
17, 18: Advice Nights, Swinburne University, Wantirna Campus (17), Hawthorn campus (18), Aviation (18): Click here
22: Dookie Day, University of Melbourne, Dookie campus. For students interested in studying agriculture: Click here
24 - 26: Fashion Camp, Kangan Institute, Richmond: Click here
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Yr12: VTAC Demonstration Accounts - Many of you have already started this process: Well done! However, some of you have indicated a level of nervousness in wanting to get it right, and that's totally understandable. To help, VTAC have creaed demonstration accounts where you can 'have a go' of everything major relating to your VTAC application:
- Account creation
- Course application
- Scholarship application
- SEAS application
- Personal statement creation
Give them a go before doing it for real if you want to assure yourself of the process! Click here to access them.
Yrs 7-12: 5 STEM social media careers you’ll want to share - One of the coolest things about 2019 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.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Business law - The law is the backbone of business. It regulates commercial transactions and marketing processes, and it regulates those engaged in companies and partnerships.
Business law is also at the frontier of developments in e-commerce as established regulations are brought to bear
on cyber space. These degrees will prepare you for a wide range of employment opportunities, both in
Australia and internationally. Click here to explore Business Law career options.
Yrs 10-12: Talk with Exercise Scientists and Physiotherapists online event - Join ACU online for Talk with Exercise Scientists and Physiotherapists on Thursday August 22 at 5pm. Hear from a panel of ACU graduates on what it’s really like to work in sport, exercise science and physiotherapy. This is a live streamed event, where you will hear from exercise scientists and physiotherapists about their experiences & get tips and advice for pursuing a career in these industries. ACU or not, this is a great opportunity if you're interested in this world. Click here to register.
Yr11: Higher Education Studies in Year 12 - If you're an A or B-range student, then the opportunity exists for you to consider undertaking the first 2 units of your 2021 undergraduate degree as a part of your Year 12 studies in 2020! We have students across all VCE campuses undertaking Higher Education Studies this year as a part of Year 12 studies, and while it's a challenge, the rewards are fantastic. Aggregate adjustment for your ATAR, cheaper or free units than what you'd pay normally, full access to university resources, credit towards your degree, in some cases a lowered ATAR needed for 2021 entry and more! We're soon going to start advertising the 5 universities that (at this point) we can participate with - Deakin, La Trobe, Monash, RMIT & Uni of Melb - but for more information, come & talk to any of your Career Development Department staff members.
Yr12: VTAC Early Closure dates - A small number of courses publish an early closing date in VTAC CourseSearch. These courses cannot be added to your preferences once this closing date has passed, so you must ensure that you have these on your preference list prior! In addition to the notation in CourseSearch, a list of these courses for 2019 is available by clicking here.
Yrs 10-12: Huge demand for bilingual law graduates - Top tier employers such as Westpac and PricewaterhouseCoopers, are increasingly calling for Asia literate graduates to meet the growing demand for global talent in the Asian century. Bilingual law graduates are in short supply and as a result, are far more employable. Reports from online Australian publication ‘Lawyers Weekly’ suggest that, if law graduates want to gain a competitive edge over their peers, the best way to get ahead is by combining their law degree with an Asian Language. The following two courses are examples of how you can combine an Asian language with a Law degree:
- Australia National University: Bachelor of Asian Studies/Bachelor of Laws (Honours): Click here
- La Trobe University: Bachelor of Arts (majoring in a language such as Chinese or Japanese)/ Bachelor of Laws: Click here
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Banking & finance - The banks in recent times have found themselves facing some difficult media relating to business practices occuring in years gone by. That doesn't mean that there's a lack of opportunity; rather it means that the 'winds of change' are blowing through - be a part of that positive change! Click here to see what career options a degree in banking & finance can open up for you.
Yrs 9-12 females: Emerging Muslim Voices Program - Thanks to Ms. Yucel at EMC for this. Join the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights for ‘EMERGING MUSLIM VOICES’ a social justice program designed for young Muslims to enhance their skills as advocates in tackling social and political issues and engaging with the media. The workshops will include:
- Self-awareness and Identity
- Human Rights
- Race and Gender Justice
- Power and Privilege
- Media Skills and Engagement
For more information on this fantastic opportunity, click here. Applications close Sunday August 25, so don't delay!
Yrs 11 & 12: Monash Uni Units 3/4 Revision Lectures - It's that time of year again! Monash Uni are offering revision lectures for students undertaking Units 3 & 4 Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Mathematical Methods during the upcoming school holidays. Tickets are $10 for each session and are limited. All sessions are at the Clayton (main) campus. For more information & to book, click here.
Yrs 7-12: Job spotlight: Plumbers - Plumbers install, maintain and repair pipes, drains, guttering and metal roofing, mechanical services and related equipment for water supply, gas, drainage, sewerage, heating, cooling and ventilation systems. Either extensive experience or a certificate III in plumbing (potentially gained in an apprenticeship) is needed to work as a Plumber. The number of people working as Plumbers (in their main job) grew strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years from 92,300 in 2018 to 102,800 by 2023. For more information on this career option (which on average is earning close to $1900 a week!), click here.
Yr12: UCAT Scores and What do they Mean? If you are applying for selected medical science courses such as medicine and dentistry, then you have probably sat the Universities Clinical Admissions Test (UCAT). The National Institute of Education has written an article for students who sat the UCAT addressing the following questions:
- What does my UCAT scores mean?
- What percentile did I get?
- How does my mark compare against other UCAT candidates?
- Is my mark good enough to get a medical interview?
- Which universities should I apply for based on my UCAT score?
- Should I start preparing for interviews now, or wait until I get an offer?
To read the article, click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Accounting - Did you know that there's more to an Accounting degree than just being an accountant? According to the data in today's 'Using Your Degree' fact sheet, graduates of an Accounting course have had over 25 different career outcomes! To see what some of these are, click here.
Yrs 11 & 12: Ready Set Design Workshop 3: 'Interview Bytes' - Now in its eighth year, Ready Set Design will enable you to learn about jobs and tertiary programs in design, develop your folio, and practice your interview and presentation skills. The Interview Bytes workshop on Wednesday September 25, will give you the opportunity to hear from a panel of RMIT design tutors and current students about what to expect during a program interview. The panel will share their experience as interviewers and interviewees and discuss the kinds of questions you may be asked, as well as some techniques for presenting your folio to the interview panel. To register to attend, click here.
EMC & MFC 15yrs and older: Broadmeadows Central Jobs Fair 2019 - The Jobs Fair is back and bigger than ever! This year, Broadmeadows Central is hosting it over 2 huge nights next Thursday & Friday August 22 & 23, where you'll get the chance to interview with your favourite brands including Platypus, Best&Less, YD, KFC and heaps more! A range of positions will be available on the night so bring along your résumé and be ready for on-the-spot interviews. Your job is waiting! For more details, click here.
Yr12: JMC Academy December Round update - JMC Academy (a leading private provider for creative career options) have confirmed that they will be participating in the new VTAC December round. They are currently undertaking interviews and private tours for any students looking to find out whether or not JMC Academy is right for you. If you are interested please contact them by applying on our website, which you can find by clicking here.
Yr12: Free VTAC webinar for students and parents - If you missed any of the VTAC information nights this week, you still have an opportunity to hear about the process from top to bottom, just not from us. Next Wednesday 14 August from 7pm-8pm, VTAC will run a free community webinar. This webinar will cover the complete VTAC application process, including using CourseSearch, the preference system, SEAS, scholarships, and the ATAR and scaling. Students and parents can register via EventBrite, and the link to join the webinar will be sent out 24 hours prior to the webinar. To register, click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using your Degree' fact sheets: Sociology - 'The study of social problems' - sound similar to yesterday's Social Science? There are threads of similarity, but it's also distinct enough to have studies in its own right. To learn about a number of career options that will open up with a sociology degree, click here. Next week, we move into the Business world.
Yr12: University of Melbourne Principal's Scholarship nominations closing soon - In 2018, the Uni of Melb. launched the Principals’ Scholarship for Victorian Year 12 students in recognition of their academic achievement and contribution to their school or wider community. The scholarship provides a one-off allowance of $5,000 and is guaranteed to all nominated students who have applied for and meet the requirements for a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree. Sirius College is now calling for applications for the 2019 Uni of Melb. Principal's Scholarship. To apply, you will need to 'state your case' for nomination (citizenship status, Uni of Melb courses of interest, academic achievement & school/community contribution); the Career Development Dept. along with TLCs and coords will decide next week on behalf of Principals. To apply, click here; nominations close 12pm next Tuesday 13th August. 8 nominations so far...
Yrs 10-12: CQUni Melbourne Aviation Information Evening - Interested in a rewarding career as a commercial pilot? Join CQU at their upcoming Melbourne Aviation Information Evening being held at 6pm at Essendon Airport on Wednesday 14 August, 2019. The Melbourne Aviation Information Evening will be a great opportunity to learn more about studying aviation through our renowned online study mode and our local flight partner. Hear from Aviation Head of Course, Professor Steven Thatcher about what you need to get started and the suite of aviation courses they offer that combines academic and aeronautical knowledge with the necessary flight training to take your career to new heights. For more information, click here.
Yr12: VTAC Scholarship list available - VTAC's Scholarship listing is now available for you to have a look at. We STRONGLY URGE YOU to apply for apply for as many as you possibly can - it's free money, so what's stopping you!? To access the scholarships that the scholarship application inside your VTAC account will target, click here. Remember though, not all scholarships are through this portal! On the scholarships page under 'For students' on siriuscollegecareers.com, you can see all the scholarship pages from all universities in Victoria - have a look there as well & do what you need to do!
Yrs 7-12: 3 reasons you don’t have to be a ‘genius’ to be good at maths - The myth that maths is reserved for a select few brainiacs with special abilities is contributing to the gender gap in STEM. Careers with STEM spoke to mathematician and Eureka Prize-finalist Sophie Calabretto to come up with three reasons why you don’t have to be a genius to excel at it. To read more, click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using your Degree' fact sheets: Social Science - What actually is Social Science? It's defined as 'the scientific study of human society and social relationships' - people-focused, but still really broad, but that means there's lots of options for building a career with a degree in Social Science! Click here to access today's 'Using Your Degree' form on Social Science-based careers.
Yr12: University of Melbourne Principal's Scholarship nominations - In 2018, the Uni of Melb. launched the Principals’ Scholarship for Victorian Year 12 students in recognition of their academic achievement and contribution to their school or wider community. The scholarship provides a one-off allowance of $5,000 and is guaranteed to all nominated students who have applied for and meet the requirements for a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree. Sirius College is now calling for applications for the 2019 Uni of Melb. Principal's Scholarship. To apply, you will need to 'state your case' for nomination (citizenship status, Uni of Melb courses of interest, academic achievement & school/community contribution); the Career Development Dept. along with TLCs and coords will decide next week on behalf of Principals. To apply, click here; nominations close 12pm next Tuesday 13th August. 7 nominations so far...
Yr12: Units 3 & 4 Revision Lectures - Psychology and Health & Human Development - Monash University are pleased to advise that once again this year they are running VCE revision lectures for Units 3&4 Psychology and Health and Human Development. Unfortunately free tickets are limited this year, but at this early stage Monash do have around 200 places remaining for each lecture and based on continued positive feedback from previous years, they encourage students to register early. Both lectures will run on Friday 4th October and students can register for either or both lectures. To register (ASAP), click here for Psychology & click here for H&HD.
Yrs 10-12: Got big career dreams? Why you should do plenty of internships - We all know the dilemma: you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job. But, if you ask Andrea Anastasi, a graduate of Deakin’s Law school, he’ll tell you it’s never too soon to start looking for opportunities to get your foot in the door. Each new experience you get will open the door to a better one – and eventually, the opportunity for a better job. This is true for Andrea, who says the advantages he had over other candidates weren’t necessarily because he was smarter; he simply had more experience. Consider how much industry experience a potential course has, as a part of your deliberations! To read more, click here.
Yrs 9-12: So I Heard...VET Is A Thing Of The Past - VET helps students develop a future-focused skills and mindsets. It doesn't get more modern than that. VET is industry connected so it evolves as industry evolves - why would you not want to be in a place that reflects the exact industry you see yourself in!? To learn more, watch this short YouTube video below (approx. 2:40min) if you're watching on siriuscollegecareers.com, otherwise click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using your Degree' fact sheets: Psychology - One of the big ones. One of the most constantly asked about career options at Sirius College...but there's so much more to a Psychology degree than just being a Psychologist! Click here to learn about a range of other careers that a degree in Psychology opens up!
Yr12: University of Melbourne Principal's Scholarship nominations - In 2018, the Uni of Melb. launched the Principals’ Scholarship for Victorian Year 12 students in recognition of their academic achievement and contribution to their school or wider community. The scholarship provides a one-off allowance of $5,000 and is guaranteed to all nominated students who have applied for and meet the requirements for a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree. Sirius College is now calling for applications for the 2019 Uni of Melb. Principal's Scholarship. To apply, you will need to 'state your case' for nomination (citizenship status, Uni of Melb courses of interest, academic achievement & school/community contribution); the Career Development Dept. along with TLCs and coords will decide next week on behalf of Principals. To apply, click here; nominations close 12pm next Tuesday 13th August. 5 nominations so far...
Yr12: Missed Swinburne's Open Day? You can still get advice about your course options and VTAC preferences through the following ways:
- Year 12 students can book a one-to-one interview with a course adviser from Swinburne during August by clicking here.
- Year 12 students can also attend one or more of the following advice nights during September
- 17: Wantirna campus
- 18: Hawthorn campus
- 18: Aviation Advice Night
For information and to register your place, click here
Yrs 7-12: New report reveals ‘100 jobs of the future’ - Cyborg psychologist, robot mechanic, algorithm interpreter, shadowtech manager — they sound like something out of science fiction but, according to a new report, these are the jobs of the future. On 23 July, Ford Australia, Griffith University and Deakin University released their ‘100 Jobs of the Future’ report — complete with potential job titles, descriptions and required skills. They also created a quiz to help you find a role that matched your skills and interests. Other potential jobs include a robot ethicist, a de-extinction geneticist, a data waste recycler, a space tourism operator, a virtual assistant personality designer and an autonomous vehicle profile designer. To see the 100 jobs, click here; to try the quiz, click here.
Yrs 9-12: So I Heard...VET Is Just For Trades - VET provides students and trainees with the opportunities to develop a range of transferable enterprise skills alongside job-specific technical skills. And that's something everyone can benefit from. In fact, there's so many options for your career that VET will open up, as well as chances to open up higher education if you want! To learn more, watch a 3min-ish YouTube video by clicking here, or by viewing below if you're reading this on siriuscollegecareers.com
Yrs 7-12: 'Using your Degree' fact sheets: Politics and International Relations - Everyone has an opinion on what's going on in some part of the world. If you're passionate about that opinion, and you want to use it to help make your community, your state, your country and/or your planet a better place, then a career in Politics & International Relations may be your calling. Click here to see more options than just being a 'Politican'!
Yr12: University of Melbourne Principal's Scholarship nominations - In 2018, the Uni of Melb. launched the Principals’ Scholarship for Victorian Year 12 students in recognition of their academic achievement and contribution to their school or wider community. The scholarship provides a one-off allowance of $5,000 and is guaranteed to all nominated students who have applied for and meet the requirements for a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree. Sirius College is now calling for applications for the 2019 Uni of Melb. Principal's Scholarship. To apply, you will need to 'state your case' for nomination (citizenship status, Uni of Melb courses of interest, academic achievement & school/community contribution); the Career Development Dept. along with TLCs and coords will decide next week on behalf of Principals. To apply, click here; nominations close 12pm next Tuesday 13th August. 2 nominations so far...
Yrs 7-12: Job spotlight: Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers - Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teachers teach the basics of numeracy, literacy, music, art and literature to early childhood (pre-primary/Kindergarden) students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. A bachelor degree in education majoring in early education is needed to work as an Early Childhood Teacher. The number of people working as Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years: from 40,800 in 2018 to 49,800 by 2023. For more information on this career option, click here.
Yr12: VTAC interview bookings closing soon! You can now book your VTAC interview time via the 'Book an Appointment' link on the home page of siriuscollegecareers.com. This gives you the opportunity to pick the time & date between Weeks 5-9 to chat with any member of the Career Dev. Department regarding your VTAC application. If you don't select, we'll select for you. Bookings close at 12pm THIS WEDNESDAY, so if you want to pick your interview time, you have less than 48hrs remaining.
Yr12: University of Melbourne Principal's Scholarship nominations - In 2018, the Uni of Melb. launched the Principals’ Scholarship for Victorian Year 12 students in recognition of their academic achievement and contribution to their school or wider community. The scholarship provides a one-off allowance of $5,000 and is guaranteed to all nominated students who have applied for and meet the requirements for a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree. Sirius College is now calling for applications for the 2019 Uni of Melb. Principal's Scholarship. To apply, you will need to 'state your case' for nomination (citizenship status, Uni of Melb courses of interest, academic achievement & school/community contribution); the Career Development Dept. along with TLCs and coords will decide next week on behalf of Principals. To apply, click here; nominations close 12pm next Tuesday 13th August.
Yrs 10-12: VTAC Fact Sheets - All of VTAC's 2019 Fact Sheets are now available in the Student Secure Area of siriuscollegecareers.com, on the 'Student paperwork (incl. all VTAC-related documents)' page. The following documents are available for your use:
- ABC of Offers (Yr12)
- ABC of Scaling (Yr12)
- Am I eligible for a scholarship? (Yr12)
- Applying for Scholarships in 4 easy steps (Yr12)
- CASPer Fact Sheet (Yr12)
- December offers for domestic students (Yr12)
- How to use CourseSearch (Yrs 10-12)
- Pathways, Credit Transfer and RPL (Yr12)
- Preparing for interviews, auditions and folios (Yr12)
- Providing a statement of support (Yr12)
- Study area groupings (Yrs 10-12)
- The ATAR profile explained (Yrs 10-12)
- VTAC and the application process (Yr12)
Yrs 9-12: How to make the most of open days and career expos - More Open Days this weekend! Considering your next move can be pretty overwhelming. With an ever-increasing number of options – from study area to degree type to institution – comes the challenge of knowing which path is the right one. Open days and career expos are perfect opportunities to assess your options and get the answers you need to make the best choice for you. Here are a few ways you can ensure you make the most of open day season. Click here for more information.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using your Degree' fact sheets: Journalism, writing & literature - Journalism isn't dying, contrary to what you might have heard from, er, journalists. It's evolving. Opporutnities are still out there for people who have the abilities to craft the English language for pleasure or purpose. Click here to see a range of opportunities that a career in journalism, writing & literature could open for you!
Yrs 7-12: #Work2030 Do we ever really stop learning? - Led by Triple J’s Tom Tilley, hear from industry experts, young professionals, career advisors and students discussing everything from what skills future careers will need most to what parents need to know as well as why VET is right now through to what is the use of career advice. This conversation can be found on YouTube (approx 10min) by clicking here, or by viewing below.
Another reminder about next week Year 12!!! We're staying back to help you - help yourself by being at your campus' information evening!
Yr12: Deakin Uni Portfolio Applications update - Anyone considering a Bachelor of either Design or Creative Arts at Deakin Uni in 2020 must be aware that the School of Communication and Creative Arts offers several courses that require online portfolio submissions as part of their entry requirements. A portfolio submission in itself does not constitute an application for a Deakin University program, and all applicants must also meet the minimum entrance requirements for admission to Deakin University.For more information on these requirements, click here.
Yrs 9-12: Alternative pathways to higher education - If you are considering university studies but think that you won't qualify for entry, there are a range of support programs and different pathways available to you. You may have not studied the prerequisite subjects for your chosen course, not achieved an adequate Selection Rank for entry, left education early and want to return to studies, or not studied for a long time (eg due to family duties) and want to return to studies. New alternative entry points have recently been developed and are available to assist a broader field of applicants such as you to access university level education. Most universities within Australia are developing and offering a range of 'alternative entry pathways'. To learn about these, click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using your Degree' fact sheets: International Studies - Got itchy feet? Want to explore the world, and make a positive difference while you're at it? Want to engage with different people, different cultures and different outlooks on life? Consider a degree in International Studies! Click here to see a range of career options you could consider in this field of study.
Yr12: VTAC preparation - A heads up. Tomorrow, a range of paperwork will be uploaded into the Studen Secure Area of siriuscollegecareers.com that will be of assistance regarding your upcoming VTAC applications. Statements of Support, Scholarhsip applications, using CourseSearch effectively, ABC of Scaling, ABC of Offers etc. Consider this a freidnly reminder to make sure you can access your Student Secure Area, as all VTAC paperwork in the next few months will be uploaded into there, starting from tomorrow...
Just what's listed below for next week Year 12!!!
Yr12: VTAC CourseSearch 2020 is available - VTAC has updated CourseSearch for 2020, and it is now available for you to access from the VTAC home page, in preparation for your application window opening next Monday (Remember the info nights next week! Details below!). All course information, ATAR ranges, prereqs., additional requirements, subject adjustments etc. are listed, and as such, this is THE GO-TO SITE for all information pertaining to your preferences for 2020 study. Please utilise this resource, and read all information provided on course pages.
Yrs 7-12: Careers With Engineering 2019 eMagazine - If anything relating to the world of Engineering is of interest, or you just want to learn more about what options exist, this is an excellent resource for you. 30+ pages of information, case studies & interviews with those in the Engineering industry - use this as inspiration to jump forward in your career planning. You'll find this eMag on the 'General Career Development Resources' page inside your Student Secure Area on siriuscollegecareers.com
Yrs 7-12: 'Using your Degree' fact sheets: History, archaeology and anthropology - There's more to having a degree in History than being a Historian or a History Teacher! But what else? If History is a subject you love, or you have a keen interest in looking at the past to learn for the future, see what career options could exist for you! Click here to access today's 'Using Your Degree' fact sheet.
Yr12: Deakin CASPer webinar - The Deakin Uni School of Education invites students and parents to learn more about the CASPer test. The CASPer webinar will be on Tuesday Aug 13 from 5pm-6pm, and will be hosted by two senior members from the School of Education (A/Prof. Amanda Mooney, Associate Head of School and Jo Collins, School Manager) and a current Teaching student. The webinar will cover:
- How CASPer works and what to expect on test day
- Helpful tips on how to prepare for the CASPer test
- Upcoming CASPer dates, how to sign up and reserve a test
- Why students are required to sit the test
To register to attend (or receive a video recording if you can't attend), click here.
Yrs 9-12: Monash Uni Information Evening Webinar - If you can't make Monash Uni's Open Day, learn about the institution from the comfort of home on August 28, 6:30pm-8pm. Hear everything you need to know about life at Monash. The webinar hosts will tell you all about their undergraduate courses, accommodation, scholarships and student life. Hear from a current student or graduate about where their Monash degree has led them. To register, click here.
Yrs 7-12: Job spotlight: Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators - Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators design information for visual and audio communication, publication and display using print, film, electronic, digital and other forms of visual and audio media. Either extensive experience or a bachelor degree in design is needed to work as a Graphic or Web Designer, or Illustrator. Training is also available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). Importantly, The number of people working as Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators (in their main job) grew strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years. For more information, click here.
Yrs 9-12: VU’s transformation continues to be recognised in global rankings - Victoria University continues to receive global recognition, as it climbs higher in three sets of international rankings. In the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, the QS World University Rankings & the ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019, VU has had substantial rises in their rankings across many different fields of the university. Collectively, these national and international awards confirm VU’s ongoing commitment to transformation and innovative learning. To read more, click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using your Degree' fact sheets: Geography and environment - A very underestimated area, careers in Geography & Environment are thriving, as the world we know becomes more aware of how fragile the planet is which we live on, and the movements of people & resources around it. To learn about careers with a Geography & Environment focus, click here.
Yr12: VTAC interview bookings now available! You can now book your VTAC interview time via the 'Book an Appointment' link on the home page of siriuscollegecareers.com. This gives you the opportunity to pick the time & date between Weeks 5-9 to chat with any member of the Career Dev. Department regarding your VTAC application. If you don't select, we'll select for you. Check the SEQTA message sent on the evening of Sunday 28th July from Mr. Scott for more information.
Yrs 10-12: Unlocking Your Employability MOOC - Something a little different. Coming from the Uni of Qld, and starting today, 'Unlocking Your Employability' is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), free to complete (option to pay for a certified certificate of completion), 1-2hrs a week for 7wks, focusing on building more that just academic knowledge. As it says on the splash page, "A degree is necessary to secure a graduate role, but employers are looking for much more. The key is showing a potential employer what you can offer BEYOND your credentials. This course will show you how to take your experiences, extract what you’ve learned from them and present them in a way that would be attractive to an employer." To learn more about what a MOOC is, click here (4:30min-ish YouTube video). For more information on this particular MOOC & to participate, click here.
Yrs 9-12: Preparing for an Open Day - Swinburne University kicks off Open Day season this weekend! Get to as many as you can! Regardless of the uni, you’ve probably already asked the key questions – does the university specialise in the subject I want to study? Does it rate well academically? Does its location work for me? However, while you can learn a lot from a website, there’s no substitute for seeing a university in real life. Open Days are your chance to get to know the university’s staff, students and alumni — and really experience the campus and atmosphere, but you’ll need a plan of attack. There’s often more to see than you can squeeze into a day. Click here to read tips on how to do it.
Yr12: Uni of Melb 'Access Melbourne' Guaranteed ATARs released - SEAS applicants who have a disadvantaged financial background and/or are from a rural or isolated area may be eligible for guaranteed entry to the University of Melbourne in 2020. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible applicants who achieve an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of:
Bachelor of Design
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Biomedicine
Applicants with a lower ATAR will still be considered, but entry is not guaranteed. For more information, click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using your Degree' fact sheets: Cultures, languages and linguistics - How many of you are bilingual? Trilingual? If you know more than 1 language, or if you love language, there a range of career options out there waiting for you! Click here to learn about a variety of different careers you could pursue in this field!
Yr12: VTAC interviews: appointment bookings open Monday! Every Yr12 student will be seen regarding their VTAC thinking between Wks 5-9. If you want to pick a time that works for you, you'll be able to from 9am Monday 29th July (ie. next Monday). See the image below for more information; you should have noticed these already around campus!
Yr10: 2022 Prerequisites now available - Year 10, THIS IS THE KEY PIECE OF INFORMATION YOU NEED for your VCE subject selections. The 2022 prerequisites are now available for you to consider when selecting your VCE subjects for 2020 & 2021. TAFEs & universities are telling you what you MUST undertake in your VCE years, in order to be eligible for selected courses in 2022. The ATAR isn't as important right now as these, and without completing a course's prereq., you don't get into it, regardless of your ATAR. You can access this information in 3 easy ways:
- PDF form: siriuscollegecareers.com: Senior School --> VTAC - Info for Yr10 --> Course Prerequisites for 2022
- Website: siriuscollegecareers.com: Senior School --> VTAC Tools --> VTAC Prerequisite & Course Planner (select "2022 (Year 10)"!)
- VTAC App, available on iOS & Android: Prerequisite & Course Planner (not updated at the time of typing, but when so, select "2022 (Year 10)"!)
Yrs 7-12: Finding a career that suits your personality, not just your skill set - Passion for a certain set of subjects is not enough to help you determine what post-school life has in store for you. You need to also consider who you are as an individual. Your strengths & weaknesses. Your personal traits. You could love animals but not love being a vet because you only work with sick animals & that upsets you. And besides, your interests change as you do! The ABC have published a very easy-to-read article on this notion; well worth a read. Click here to read.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using your Degree' fact sheets: Criminology - One of the more popular options that Sirius College students ask about, especially from the perspective of "What can I do with a Criminology degree?" It's a good question - here's some possible answers. Click here to learn more about what doors a Criminology degree can open.
Yrs 9-12: RMIT Flight Training Open Day 2019 - At RMIT Flight Training Open Day on Sunday Aug 25, RMIT's experienced flight instructors are on standby to talk to you about the range of career opportunities in aviation. Take a guided tour of RMIT's dedicated flight training facility at Point Cook and learn how being the only flight school on a dedicated RAAF base means more take-offs and more hours in the air. On display will be examples from RMIT's fleet of planes, including the multi-engine Piper Seminole and the Decathalon used for aerobatic manoeuvres. Plus enter the draw during your registration to win one of two 30-minute Instructional Flights. To register your attendance, click here.
Yrs 10-12: Win a VIP experience at ADFA Open Day - Enter now for your chance to win a unique two-day trip of discovery to Australia's only Tri-Service academic and military training establishment, the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). On top of a personalised opportunity to spend 23 - 24 August exploring ADFA and learning everything you need to know about living and studying at the Academy, you'll also enjoy free flights and accommodation in a 4-star hotel, a VIP tour of the UNSW Canberra campus (including taking a ride in a military helicopter) + meet and greet, and hands-on equipment experience. To enter, click here.
Yrs 7-12: Job spotlight: Agricultural and Forestry Scientists - Agricultural and Forestry Scientists advise farmers, rural industries and government on aspects of farming, develop techniques for increasing productivity, and study and develop plans and policies for the management of forest areas. A bachelor degree in agricultural science, or a science degree with an agriculture major is needed. Some Agricultural and Forestry Scientists complete postgraduate studies. The number of people working as Agricultural and Forestry Scientists (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years, with an average salary nearly $900 better than the national average. For more information on this career option, click here.
Yr12: Uni of Melb Bachelor of Fine Arts application additional information - VTAC applications close on 31 August 2019 for the following streams in the Bachelor of Fine Arts:
- Film and television
No late applications will be accepted. Students who apply for the Bachelor Fine Arts (any stream) will be required to meet additional application requirements, in the form of auditions & interviews. For more information on these, click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using your Degree' fact sheets: Communications, media, film and TV - Either under an Arts degree, or on their own, this degree qualification range opens up a world of career options, both in front of the camera/microphone as well as behind it. Click here to learn about many of the career options studying in this field can open for you!
Yr12: Scholarships - There are so many scholarships available for you, it's impossible to be across every one. However, this is what you should be aiming to do - more scholarships are for equity (equality) reasons than any other reason (including academic achievement!) so what's stopping you from applying & seeing what happens!? It's free money! siriuscollegecareers.com has all scholarship pages from all Victorian universities listed under 'For Students' - do yourself a favour and see what free money you can get for yourself! What's the worst that can happen???
Yrs 11 & 12: VU Guaranteed - We already have a Yr12 EMC student who has secured a VU Guaranteed position! It took her...wait for it...less than a week to find out! So what are you waiting for!? If any VU course is on your radar, you'd be foolish not to apply to VU Guaranteed - think of the stress that would be lifted knowing you have a spot waiting at university already! And remember Yr11, this also applies to you for 2021! Click here for more information.