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Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday May 28 (Posted: 28/05/2020)

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  • Yrs 9-12: Chisholm Institute Tech Games Fest - Tech Games Fest (TGF) is an exciting three day Virtual event during the school holidays for those interested in ICT and Gaming Culture. TGF includes industry presentations, gaming workshops, e-sport tournaments, course information, Cosplay, card games, pop culture, cartoonists, role playing games, competitions and showcases. Registration is now open for this event in late June. For more information & to register, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: AATIS Schools Guide - The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) offers pathways information to students, job hunters and employers. Their newly released Schools Guide to Apprenticeships covers the key Australian Apprenticeships information you need to support your career journey, and explains how to use the free resources that are available on the AAPathways website. There are THOUSANDS of career opportunities just waiting for you - all you need to do is explore! To access this excellent resource, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: 5 high-paying careers for creative minds - If you’re creatively minded, trying to find that ideal role can feel like making a choice between passion or pay. But there are creative careers out there that don’t mean letting go of hopes for a high salary. Whether you’re interested in designing our roads and cities, love telling stories, or really want to create the next Minecraft, here are 5 high-paying careers to consider. Click here to read more.
 
 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday May 27 (Posted: 27/05/2020)

 

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  • Yrs 9-12: ACU 'Talk with Industry' Series - Join ACU for one of their 'Talk with Industry' events, a series of panel discussions featuring ACU graduates across a range of different professions. At the event you will hear from ACU graduates about their work experiences, get tips & advice for pursuing a career in your area of interest, and if you join ACU on campus, you can take a tour and visit AskACU.The industries being discussed, starting next week, are Business & IT, Law, Occupational Therapy/Speech Pathology, Exercise Science/Physiotheraphy, Arts graduates, Nursing/Midwifery/Paramedicine & Teaching. For more information on these opportunities & to register, click here.
  • Yr12: La Trobe Aspire Early Admissions Program Webinar ON TODAY - Hear from our Aspire Coordinator (you heard from him last Friday...) about how La Trobe rewards your involvement in community, leadership and volunteering with an early conditional offer into your chosen course at La Trobe. Attend the webinar for your chance to win a $1000 techpack. This webinar starts at 5pm THIS AFTERNOON, so to register for it, click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Discover Deakin - Like many other events, Deakin have moved many of their campus-based events online, which means you can still get a taste of Deakin’s progressive, real-world approach to learning. They're here to support you every step of the way to overcome the challenging circumstances we all now find ourselves in and to achieve your study goals. Their course information webinars are running from May through to July, and are part of this support. Discover what it’s like to study at Deakin – meet future teachers, hear student stories and get all the info you need to choose the right course for you. There are MANY different webinar options starting TOMORROW, so to learn more & register, click here.
  • Yrs 7-12: VET can prepare you for the jobs of the future - Technology and globalisation are changing the jobs we do. To make sure Vocational Education & Training (VET) graduates are ready for these changes, industry and government work together to make sure VET courses give graduates the skills and knowledge that employers need – now and in the future. To learn how VET can lead you into the fastest growing industries & careers, click here.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday May 26 (Posted: 26/05/2020)

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  • Yr12: VTAC Information Nights 'Save the date' - Even with the confusion of what 2020 has brought us thus far, we know that VTAC will still be launching for Yr12 students in early August. To help with this, the Career Dev. Dept. will be running a series of information evenings for VTAC, running all Yr12 students & their parents through the entire process from start to finish. Whilst we don't know yet whether this will be done in person or via the college's Zoom platform (physical distancing restrictions will determine this), we do know the dates for these evenings. Yr12 students, make a note in your calendar of the date for your campus; all evenings will commence at 7pm:
    • Eastmeadows: Monday August 3
    • Meadow Fair: Tuesday August 4
    • Keysborough: Wednesday August 5
 
  • Yrs 9-12: Running with numbers: career opportunities in sports data - 3D skeletons, Formula 1 sailing boats and high-tech bikes – welcome to the sports data revolution. Ever wondered how our Aussie Olympians get the edge on the opposition? Sure, it’s eating the right food, training hard and having a killer attitude, but now they have a new weapon: data analytics. Sports science has changed massively in just a few years thanks to hundreds of millions of data records. This sports data revolution is creating a big demand for maths, stats and data scientists to help Australia stay on the top of the Olympic podium. In the words of the head of Analytics at the Aust. Insititute of Sports, Aust. needs “people who understand sport, but it’s those crucial data science skills and capabilities that will make their career in sports science right now”. To read more, click more.
  • Yr12: UCAT FINAL REMINDER - Bookings would not normally be accepted after the published deadlines however, due to the situation with COVID-19, candidates who have missed the late booking deadline will be permitted a final opportunity to book their test (subject to availability). Students who missed out on registering in time have until 1 June 2020 to register. There will be a $75 late fee applied to this late booking period and will be non-refundable; no further bookings will be accepted after 1 June under any circumstances. Register by clicking here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Revised Education Courses - ACU has revised its education courses from 2021 and a summary of these courses can be found below:
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary and Special Education): Prepares students to be a primary teacher and one who is a specialist in special education, so they can nurture the development of those with a disability or learning and behavioural difficulties. To read more, click here.
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary): As both a primary and secondary teacher a graduate will be able to inspire, nurture and develop expertise in young people.  Students will be become qualified to teach across the schooling year levels from primary to Year 12. This course provides the flexibility of multiple career options, and students will develop knowledge and skills in primary curriculum and one specialist secondary teaching area. To read more, click here.
    • Bachelor of Education (Secondary): Graduate with be specialised in two teaching areas and have the confidence, skills, and practical experience to teach across all stages of secondary school.  These teaching areas enable the development of deep knowledge and highly effective classroom teaching. Studies may also be extended by pairing this course with other degrees allowing students to graduate with diverse career options. To read more, click here.
    • Bachelor of Education (Secondary and Special Education): By studying the Bachelor of Education (Secondary and Special Education) students will be able to develop the skills to become a special education teacher and address the diverse academic and developmental needs of young people. Students will gain discipline expertise to teach across the stages of secondary school and in an inclusive education setting. To read more, click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: University guides update - Until further notice, the University of Melbourne WILL NOT be producing hard copies of their 2021 undergraduate guide. This is important to be aware of - you will only be able to access these in a digital form for the foreseeable future. This guide is available on siriuscollegecareers.com under the 'Post School Options' heading: 'University' --> 'Info About Unis & Courses' (at the time of typing, the website indicates that it's still the 2020 version, but rest assured it's the 2021 guide). All other 2021 undergraduate digital guides are also available on this page, and the Career Dev. Dept. are in the process of ordering hard copies given school is (slowly) returning.

 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Friday May 22 (Posted: 22/05/2020)

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  • Yrs 9-12: What's on at RMIT May-July - RMIT has got a range of virtual events coming up for both secondary school students and your parents to find out more about study options at RMIT. You can register for any of these events by clicking here. Look at the image below for an overview of the key events designed for you!
  • Yr12: CQUni Principal's Recommendation Scheme - CQUniversity’s Principal’s Recommendation Scheme is an early offer program that provides Year 12 students with an alternate entry pathway to a CQUniversity course (The Melbourne campus is opposite Southern Cross Station). Through this Scheme, Year 12 students can apply for a course and receive an unconditional offer based on the recommendation of their school Principal, rather than an ATAR (Some courses have additional requirements and where noted conditional offers only will be made for these courses). With entry based on a Principal’s recommendation, this Scheme recognises that factors such as motivation, talent and passion play an important role in student success at university. Applications for Term 1, 2021 are open now and close 1 December 2020. For more information on this program, including how to apply, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Snapshot of La Trobe University in 2020 - Appropriate to discuss La Trobe University given Yrs 11 & 12 have just had webinar opportunities with the institution:
    • La Trobe is just over 50 years old having enrolled its first students in 1967.
    • La Trobe University has been ranked in the world’s top 1.1% of the world’s universities in the Times Higher Education Universities Rankings, and is one of the world’s best young universities.
    • La Trobe University is now ranked at 291 in the world according to the respected Times Higher Education World University rankings 2020 - Rankings & Ratings.
    • La Trobe has more than 36 000 students and over 3,000 staff, with many courses on offer including more than 20 double degrees.
    • La Trobe has a number of campuses with 17 residential facilities.
    • Over 55% of students who study at the Bendigo campus come from outside of Bendigo - La Trobe - Bendigo with over 500 students living on campus - La Trobe Bendigo Accommodation.
    • La Trobe offers many scholarships including access and equity scholarships, as well as academic merit scholarships.
    • Student Exchange opportunities are extensive at La Trobe.
    • La Trobe ensures that there are opportunities for students to develop skills beyond the knowledge they are gaining at university through work experience, volunteering, and student exchange opportunities, etc. The excellent Accelerator Program provides  mentoring, workshops, legal and grant application assistance, financial assistance, and co-working spaces for entrepreneurial students who hope to start a business.
    • The Career Ready Advantage program - embedded across every degree – is designed for students to help them actively prepare for life beyond La Trobe by developing employability skills.
    • La Trobe has two colleges: Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce (ASSC) and Science, Health and Engineering (SHE) - La Trobe Colleges:
    • The College of Arts Social Sciences and Commerce (ASSC) is made up of 4 schools and 12 departments, and offers a range of specialised study options across all of La Trobe's campuses - La Trobe ASSC Schools & Departments.
    • The College of Science, Health and Engineering (SHE) contains nine schools and offers a range of general and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses across La Trobe's multi-campus operations - La Trobe SHE Schools & Departments.
    • La Trobe’s Student Excellence Academy provides life changing support and enrichment opportunities that expand current study and employment advantages to students.
    • La Trobe also offers an Early Admissions program called Aspire. This program is designed to acknowledge secondary students who work hard to make positive changes in their schools and communities through volunteering. The Aspire Early Admissions Program acknowledges a student’s volunteering efforts when they apply. As a successful applicant, students receive an offer into their course in September before they receive their ATAR - Aspire Early Admissions Program and are eligible for one of 40 Aspire Scholarships.
    • This year, La Trobe introduced a number of new courses in archaeology, business analytics, innovation and technology, languages and linguistics, sports analytics, as well as a restructure of some courses offered in Allied Health.
  • Yrs 9-12: Animals, Conservation, Wildlife & Zoology Courses in Victoria in 2020 - Several universities in Victoria offer a range of courses in animal science, veterinary nursing, conservation studies, and wildlife & zoology. Quite a few of these undergraduate courses are listed below, but for a comprehensive list of all similar courses offered by universities and TAFE institutions, browse VTAC.
INSTITUTION COURSE NAME VCE PREREQ’S MAJOR STUDIES IN 2020
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

ATAR: 60.35 (Melbourne)




ATAR: 66.95 (Geelong)
ATAR: 52.40 (Warrnambool)




ATAR: 74.20 (Melbourne)






ATAR: 65.10 (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, Catchment management, Coastal and marine management, Conservation biology/ecology, Ecological studies, Ecology, Ecosystem management, Environmental health, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental management, Environmental policy and planning, Environmental protection, Environmental science, Land and water management, Land management, Natural resources management, Parks and wildlife reserve management, Plant and animal biology, Professional practice, Research methods, Science, Sustainability, Waste management and pollution control, 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.
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 and plant biology, Animal behaviour, Animal biochemistry, 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: n/a (Berwick)


ATAR: 52.45 (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: 60.75 (Melbourne)

ATAR: 55.22 (Melbourne)

ATAR: 76.40 (Melbourne)





ATAR: 67.60 (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: Thursday May 21 (Posted: 21/05/2020)

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  • Yrs 7-12: Unexpected careers in the arts industry - The arts industry often falls victim to the tortured victim stereotype, with the choice to undertake a creative career being seen as a one-way path to constant unemployment, low earnings and lack of opportunity. However, there is more to the arts than being an aspiring actor or down-on-your-luck rock star, and this misconception rejects the wide pool of jobs that are available in creative industries. There are plenty of opportunities available for you to combine your qualification with a job that caters to your creative spirit – read on to explore the surprising career paths on offer in the arts, combing arts with trade, business, technology, finance, law or science. To read more, click here.
  • Yrs 7-12: Careers with STEM Economics - Careers with STEM has partnered with the Reserve Bank of Australia to produce the third annual edition of their special economics careers deep-dive. In this 8-page e-magazine you can meet real-life economists, take a personality quiz to discover where economics could lead, and find resources, tips and advice on careers with economics. To download this e-mag, go to the 'Career Dev. Webinars & Resources' page inside your Student Secure Area on siriuscollegecareers.com.
  • Yrs 9-12: Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) - Have you considered studying at ADFA? ADFA is situated in Canberra and is a university like no other, offering combined military and leadership training, with a world-class degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). It has the best university student-to-teacher ratio in the country, amazing sports and recreational facilities and is one of Australia’s most respected universities. For more information on ADFA, click here. Other benefits of ADFA include:
    • ​​​​​​​The education and experiences of ADFA will equip you to deal with the professional and personal challenges of your chosen career
    • Be trained in the art of leadership by experienced military professionals
    • Access exceptional sporting and recreational facilities and be a part of a wide variety of sports and special-interest clubs
    • Earn your degree from UNSW
    • Choose from a range of degrees - Arts, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Science and Technology
    • Enjoy free medical and dental, subsidised food and accommodation
    • Receive a starting salary of over $40,000 plus super while studying and no Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) fees.
  • Yrs 7-12: Sirius College Career Development on social media - You may see them up the top of each News Feed posting, but we do recommend that you like/follow any/all of our social media channels. We are connected to each of the key tertiary institutes across Victoria, as well as a range of different industry channels/pages/feeds, and we'll be posting & re-posting information from them on a regular basis via our channels - knowledge is power! It's an excellent way to support what you gain from the News Feed. You can access any of our 3 social platforms by clicking any of the @sccareerdev handles at the top.
    
 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday May 20 (Posted: 20/05/2020)

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  • Yrs 10-12: Entry and Pathways to ACU Webinar THIS AFTERNOON - There’s more than one way into university. Discover your options for studying at ACU no matter your age or background. You’ll hear from ACU staff on the different pathways into your preferred course, as well as a panel of current students who will discuss their own pathway in to ACU. You will also have an opportunity to ask the panel questions. This webinar begins at 5pm THIS AFTERNOON. To register your attendance, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Year13 Career Expo on now - Finding your dream job has never been easier. The Year13 Expo lets you find a career you’re genuinely passionate about without even having to get out of bed. Over the course of this week, you’ll hear from experts, chat with influencers and explore all of your post-school options at our digital careers expo that you can access from anywhere you have internet. These expos are for all prospective students and families and students can go into the running to win $5,000 and some amazing mentorship and work experience opportunities with the Year13 Passport. The Year13 Career Expo is running until the end of this Friday, so to participate in it, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: SAE Institute Australia Open Day - SAE is a creative media college located in the Melbourne area. The institute is running an online open day for prospective students tomorrow, Thursday 21 May, 12pm – 4pm. For more information and to RSVP, click here. Courses are offered in:
    • graphic design
    • augmented & virtual reality
    • film
    • games development
    • animation
    • music production, audio
    • photography
  • Yrs 10-12 - Planning on studying teaching at university? If you are planning on applying for an undergraduate education degree in the future, you will need to be aware of selection criteria - more than the ATAR! Remember, each university can be different with their prerequisites, so read all information carefully.
    • Achieve a minimum ATAR of 70: Some universities will require a higher ATAR. You may be able to access entry into courses with a lower ATAR if you are eligible for ATAR adjustment factors.
    • Complete the CASPer test: this is an online video-based situational judgment test. The test is designed to measure ethics, empathy and communication (selected universities will require this). For more information on CASPer, click here.
    • Achieve prerequisites: meet the requirements for prerequisite subjects.
 
 
  • Yrs 7-12: Aust. Maths Science Institute Career Guide - Students often ask ‘how will I ever use maths in the real‑world?’ The AMSI Career Guide, called MATHSADDS, aims to help answer this question by providing a one-stop shop for information on mathematics and statistics careers. With examples of real job ads, you can explore the real-world application of mathematics. Be inspired by profiles and plan your next steps with study pathway information. AMSI hops that you will change your perception of mathematics and statistics as you discover how varied and rewarding these career pathways can be. If you’d like to delve even deeper, you can find more information on AMSI's website, including more job ads, profiles, videos and a range of resources to support you. To access this really useful guide, click here.
 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday May 19 (Posted: 19/05/2020)

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  • Yr12: Scholarship & Early Entry resources - As per the SEQTA direqt message sent out to all Yr12s earlier today, 3 resources are being provided below to assist with tertiary decision making later this year. All Yr12 students considering university studies are strongly advised to read all applicable information in these guides, and act upon them when the time is right to do so; speak to your campus' Career Development Practitioner for more information on any of these:
    • 'How to apply for scholarships in 4 easy steps 2021' - click here.
    • 'Early Admission Programs 2021, Victoria & Tasmania' - click here.
    • 'Early Admission Programs 2021, NSW and ACT' - click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: CQUni Virtual Aviation Information Evening - Aviation is a resilient industry that will recover from this crisis and bounce back stronger. There will be future opportunities and growing demand for new pilots to have a fulfilling career in aviation. Take advantage of that opportunity and consider pilot training as your study option. The Virtual Aviation Information Evening on Thursday June 4 will be a great opportunity to learn more about studying aviation through CQUni's renowned online study mode and their local flight partner, as well as the study and practical flight training arrangements in place for students studying in Melbourne (CQUni is a Qld-based uni with a Melbourne campus near Southern Cross Railway Station). 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 & to register, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: LCI Melbourne Virtual Open Day May 2020 - On May 23, come explore and experience what life is like at LCI Melbourne. Their Virtual Open Day provides a great opportunity for you to explore innovative study and career pathways from the comfort of your own couch! Learn all about LCI's different available courses, creative majors and cutting edge online and on-campus facilities. Engage with a variety of customised live events, led by their inspiring mentors and discover more about contemporary and innovative design practice. Enjoy first access to the brand new 360 Virtual Campus Tour launching on Open Day and explore everything our heritage Collingwood campus has to offer. Receive personalised design advice, workshop your portfolio and ensure you are interview ready. For those interested in creative design, this is for you. For more information & to register, click here.
  • Yrs 7-12: What is a Paralegal? The Centre for Paralegal Studies states that paralegals play an integral role in the legal profession, and they can offer significant assistance in the delivery of legal services. They work in various types of organisations including law firms, government agencies and corporate legal departments. The use of paralegals in the profession can allow legal services to be delivered more efficiently and more cost effectively. Although paralegals are not solicitors or barristers, they often perform tasks that are of a legal nature. However, this does not mean that only people who are undertaking a law degree or are currently working in a legal environment can obtain a role as a paralegal. With the right training, skills and knowledge, opportunities for paralegal roles are available to people from a wide range of disciplines including business and management. In Victoria, a number of universities offer studies in Legal Disputes, Criminology, Criminal Justice, etc. and all lead to careers in the paralegal services. You can learn more about paralegals, and many more law-related topics during Law Week, which is on this week! For more information on the events being held, click here.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Friday May 15 (Posted: 15/05/2020)

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Something different to end the week: University Terminology
When school students are looking into university study, they often come across words or terms they are unfamiliar with. If this sounds familiar, here are a few of the more commonly used terms to help you understand what is being talked about!

  • Associate Degree – an associate degree is generally a two-year qualification that is made up of two-thirds of a bachelor’s degree and may be offered by both TAFEs and universities. Students often use this as a steppingstone to the full bachelor’s degree.

  • Assumed knowledge – refers to subjects the university recommends or prefers a student to have studied at school before starting the course.

  • ATAR – Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank – the figure used by VTAC to calculate the entrance ranking for a university course.

  • Bachelor’s degree – the award/qualification a student gains when they have completed studies in an undergraduate course, which takes between 3 or 4 years of full-time study. This is the traditional starting point of a university qualification.

  • Bridging Course – an introductory course to help students achieve the preferred entry level to a degree, e.g. a bridging maths course for students who do not have the preferred maths but need it to access a course.

  • Census Date – the last day a student can withdraw from their university course and not owe fees.

  • Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) – a student’s enrolment in a university degree for which the Commonwealth government makes a contribution towards the cost of that student’s education (formerly known as a HECS place).

  • Credit – if a student has previously studied – perhaps at TAFE – and has Recognised Prior Learning (RPL), the student may be able to receive credit for a subject or subjects in their course. Also often referred to as Advanced Standing.

  • Double degree – a student can choose to complete a double degree – this integrates studies in two degrees resulting in an award of two degrees, usually after a minimum of 4 years of study. Often also referred to as Combined Degrees.

  • Defer – a student may choose to delay starting their course. Deferring an offer of a place might mean delaying for 6, 12, 18 or 24 months. Deferment ensures the student is guaranteed their place in their selected course.

  • Elective – a subject that is not core to the degree and is often from another faculty, e.g. a commerce student might choose psychology (from the Arts Faculty) as an elective.

  • Faculty – a department within a university devoted to a particular area of study – so, Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science.

  • FEE-HELP – a loan scheme for domestic students used to pay all or part of an eligible student’s tuition fees for university courses but cannot be used for additional study costs such as laptops, accommodation, or textbooks.  A 25% loan fee may apply. 

  • Graduate – a student who has completed studying at university for a first level degree, e.g. a bachelor’s degree.
  • HECS-HELP – a loan scheme that assists domestic students with a CSP to pay their contribution. Students may choose to pay their fees upfront, or choose to defer payment via the HECS-HELP loan scheme.

  • Honours – many bachelor’s degrees offer a fourth year – called an Honours year. The Honours year allows students to further focus on a particular an area of interest. The Honours year can either be integrated into a 4-year bachelor’s degree or be offered as a separate year after completion of a 3-year bachelor’s degree if results are strong enough.

  • Lecture – a period of teaching given by a lecturer to a large group of students in a lecture theatre; can often be as many as 300 students in a lecture.

  • ​​​​​​​Major study – an area within a course that allows in-depth study in a particular field. More than one major may be allowed in some courses.

  • Minor study – a grouping of subjects allowing a broader understanding of a few subjects, with less emphasis on in-depth study.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​OS-HELP  OS-HELP is a loan scheme for students enrolled in a CSP who want to study some of their course overseas. If you get OS-HELP, your provider will pay the loan amount directly to you. You can use it to pay for airfares, accommodation or other travel costs.

  • ​​​​​​​Postgraduate – a student studying at university for a second level degree, e.g. a master's degree. Some universities (eg. Uni of Melb) will also call studying at this level 'Graduate study'.

  • ​​​​​​​Prerequisite – a set of conditions – usually a completion of a subject – that must be met before enrollment in a subject or course is allowed. 

  • SA-HELP – SA‑HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay for all or part of their student services and amenities fees – so, non-academic fees.

  • Transcript – this is the university academic record each student receives, like a school report.

  • Tutorial – a period of teaching given to a small group of students – involving discussion and participation. Similar to a school class setting.

  • Undergraduate – a student studying at university for a first level degree, e.g. a bachelor’s degree.

  • VET Student Loans – a loan scheme for domestic students used to pay all or part of an eligible student’s tuition fees for TAFE courses, but cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. A 20% loan fee usually applies. 

  • Workplace learning – practical training in a workplace, such as internships or practical work experience. This is a hands-on experience – some universities call it Industry Based Learning or Work Integrated Learning.

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  • Yr12 University Entry Early Programs - A quick reminder of the 5 main early entry programs currently available in universities across Victoria right now:
    • Australian Catholic University (ACU):
      • Community Achievers Program. Various closing dates for each campus. Click here.
      • Passion for Business. Applications deadline unlisted. Click here.
      • Passion for Law. Applications deadline unlisted. Click here.
    • La Trobe University:
      • Aspire Early Admissions Program. Applications close 31 August 2020. Click here.
    • Victoria University (VU):
      • VU Guaranteed. Applications close 9 October (we already have a few this year at Sirius College!) Click here.
  
  • Yrs 10-12: Interested in studying business? Did you know that several universities offer a year of industry experience as part of their undergraduate business degrees? The following are three examples:
    • Victoria University: At least 40 weeks of paid industry experience through the Cooperative Education program (competitive entry). Click here.
    • Swinburne University: A guaranteed year of paid industry experience through the Bachelor of Business (Professional) degree, Click here.
    • RMIT University: A guaranteed year of industry experience through the Applied program for Marketing, Economics and Finance, Information Systems, International Business, and Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Click here.
         
  • Yrs 9-12: Beyond School Study Guide - The Australian Government's 'Beyond School Study Guide' will help you make important decisions about your future studies through a very easy-to-understand guide. Check out the factsheets on each of the HELP loans (including HECS-HELP), different pathways to university, and compare what study might look like in higher education and vocational education and training (VET). To access this guide, click here.
 
 
 

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  • Yrs 10-12: Your Fed Future webinar: "Your pathway, your future" - Everyone’s career pathway is different. Whether you don’t achieve the ATAR you were hoping for, or you’re returning to study for a career change (so this is also open to your parents as well!), join Federation University to learn which pathway options suit you, including TAFE courses available and several fast track options for gaining entry into university degrees. Also hear from a current student about their transition from TAFE to university. This webinar is on TONIGHT from 6pm-6:30pm. To register, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Study@RMIT Expo - Discover everything that RMIT has to offer, from wherever you are in the world. This exclusive online event, occuring on Saturday May 30, allows you to explore RMIT's study areas, receive tailored advice from RMIT's friendly staff, take part in interactive webinars and immerse yourself in their 360 degree campus videos. Register your attendance and RMIT will send you everything you need, from event reminders to your own personal login details. For more information & to register, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Monash Information Evening Webinar - Monash knows that choosing a university is a big decision. To help wih this, get all your Monash-related questions answered at their information evening webinar on Tuesday May 26. During the informative webinar, you'll learn about what it's like to study at Monash. Find out about Monash's range of courses, accommodation options, scholarships, student life and so much more! For more information & to register, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Discover Deakin - Like all the other events listed today, Deakin have moved many of their campus-based events online, which means you can still get a taste of Deakin’s progressive, real-world approach to learning. They're here to support you every step of the way to overcome the challenging circumstances we all now find ourselves in and to achieve your study goals. Their course information webinars are running from May through to July, and are part of this support. Discover what it’s like to study at Deakin – meet future teachers, hear student stories and get all the info you need to choose the right course for you. There are MANY different webinar options, so to learn more & register, click here.

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  • Yrs 7-12: 15 jobs that don’t exist…yet - What will a job search look like in 2050? No-one knows – but one popular estimate suggests 65% of primary school-aged kids will end up in yet-to-be-created careers. Careers packed with next-gen STEM gigs in cutting-edge fields like Augmented Reality (AR), data analytics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based service roles. Careers with STEM came up with 15 jobs that possibly might be advertised in 30+ years. And yep, all of them require STEM skills! Click here to read more.
  • Yrs 9-12: Law Week 2020 - There’s something for everyone during Law Week this year! Law Week is an annual festival of events which makes learning about the law easy. This year Law Week will look different to last year, but it is going ahead, nonetheless. With webinars, interviews, information sessions, free legal advice, podcasts and plenty more, Law Week makes learning about the law easy for all Victorians. This year, Law Week will take place from Monday 18 May - Sunday 24 May. Check out the Law Week program at Law Week 2020 by clicking here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Year13 Career Expo - Finding your dream job has never been easier. The Year13 Expo lets you find a career you’re genuinely passionate about without even having to get out of bed. Over the course of the week, you’ll hear from experts, chat with influencers and explore all of your post-school options at our digital careers expo that you can access from anywhere you have internet. Plus they’ve got $5,000 and some amazing mentorship and work experience opportunities up for grabs with the Year13 Passport. The Expo will run next week from Monday 18 May - Friday 22 May. For information and RSVP, click here.
  • Yr12: VTAC webinar from last week - Join Michael from VTAC for a run-through of the VTAC application process from last week's Torrens University Virtual Career Expo, from finding courses to receiving an offer. The webinar will also cover the ATAR and scaling at the end of the seminar. Click here to view (approx 17-18min on YouTube). Note that the Career Development Department will also be running through this information in August when VTAC opens for 2021 applications.
 
 
 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Monday May 11 (Posted: 11/05/2020)

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Weekly update: How is COVID-19 changing the Australian Labour Market?

This week, we look closer at how the current pandemic is affecting younger workers in Australia (ie. you!), and the ability to find/hold a job. As always, it's younger workers who feel downturns in the labour market the worst...but is there glimer of hope on the horizon for those of you who have/want a part-time job?

  • In the middle week of April, the number of people employed in Australia fell by 1.5%. That's not a terrible result compared to what Australia has seen since the start of March, but it still adds up to a 7.5% fall in employment in the past month, which means close to 975,000 less people employed in mid-April as opposed to mid-March...and this is why we have seen long lines in front of Centrelink...:
Weekly growth of jobs by age since mid-January - all working ages combined
  • As always with unemployment, the job losses are not evenly spread across the age groups. In every economic downturn (people losing money & jobs), younger workers suffer the worst and the job losses get less until you get to workers close to retirement, whereupon the numbers rise again:
Past 4 week change in employment by age and gender
 
  • Younger workers inevitably have less attachment to any job than older workers (you've been there for less time), and they are usually less experienced; both of these mean it's easier to remove younger workers now & rehire/replace with different younger workers when business picks up again. But while previous recessions (economic downturn) have seen massive falls in the number of youth employed, nothing compares to what we are seeing now, especially for women:
Percent of 15-19 year olds with a job
  • The reason why youth and women in general have suffered larger losses of work is because of the industries that have been hammered by closures. And the thing about these industries is they all feature much higher levels of young workers than others. 25% of those working in Accommodation and Food Services are teenagers, as are just over 10% of workers in Arts and Recreation. The only high employer of youth not in the top six of industries to lose jobs was Retail. But even here, while there have not been losses in supermarkets (panic buying!) and food retailing (take away & delivery), latest retail sales data show massive falls among other sectors such as clothing and department stores.
Job losses by industry for 15-19yr old workers
 

(Orange columns are the 3 most impacted industries for all ages combined; grey are 3 least impacted industries)
  • However, is it all 'doom & gloom' for young workers like you? Possibly not! There are the first signs emerging that we might - MIGHT - be through the worst of the youth job loss phase of this economic downturn. As employers stabilise their companies with idea innovation (eg. cafes delivering hampers on Mothers Day) as well as government programs like JobKeeper, finding a part-time job as a school student might be getting easier for the first time in months!
Weekly growth of jobs by age since mid-January - 15-19yr olds only
 


So what can you do in the face of the current (and very different!) Australian Labour Market, to find a part job right now? How can you positively stand out in a crowd of applications? Look inside your Student Secure Area of siriuscollegecareers.com for all the resources you need so you're ready to grab the opportunity when it emerges for you!

All information published May 7 2020, and is provided by both the Australian Buerau of Statistics & Greg Jericho at the Guardian newspaper.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Friday May 8 (Posted: 08/05/2020)

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  • Yrs 9-12: Steer your Career: Find your dream career with RMIT - Explore your interests, skills and motivations and how these relate to potential job satisfaction with RMIT's Careers and Employability Team. This workshop will introduce you to models of career development learning and how they can assist you to make a successful transition out of secondary school and beyond. Activities will provide you with the opportunity to do some self-reflection to assess where you are currently, understand what employers are looking for and consider what you can be doing inside and outside the classroom to achieve their goals. This will be an interactive session with Q&A available so you can also ask any questions you might have. To register for this event on May 26 at 6pm, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: "Make your Move" - International Frieght, Transport & Logistics National Careers Week webinar - The International Freight, Transport and Logistics industry in Australia has recently been defined by the Federal Government during the COVID-19 crisis as an “Essential Service”. Why is this industry so important and essential now to the Australian economic recovery and the health of residents or tourists and how does this impact and highlight career options and pathway opportunities for students? This webinar on May 19 aims to inform students and parents about the size of the industry, the diversity of roles, the interconnectivity to the global economy and the variety of pathways into the industry. For more information & to register, click here.
  • Yr12: A future in sport awaits you - The Richmond Institute of Sports Leadership (RISL) is now open for 2021 applications. This 12mth opportunity will allow you to develop the skills & knowledge to work in the professional world of sport by allowing you to qualify with a Diploma of Sport (Sport Development) & Diploma of Leadership and Management, as well as give you a guaranteed pathway into a range of Swinburne degrees after the 12mth placement. And there's absolutely no ATAR requirement. For more information, watch this 60sec YouTube video about the RISL, and click here after for more information.
  • Yrs 9-12: 40 jobs before 40 - When this Brisbane woman wasn't sure what job was right for her, she decided to do work experience to try out 40 different jobs. She has blogged about her experiences too! This shows that work experience and networking will always help you in your career development - obviously work experience can't be done right now, but there's nothing stopping you from reaching out to ask people for information (including this blog's author!). Click here to read her blog, which also includes a list of all the jobs she's undertaken work experience in.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday May 7 (Posted: 07/05/2020)

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  • Yrs 11 & 12: ANU Student Webinar recordings - Recently advertised through the News Feed, ANU have just conducted 2 webinars on their direct application process, offering Yr12 students the opportunity to have an offer made in August based on your Yr11 results. For those of you who were not able to attend (as well as for anyone else interested in the institution - and that includes Yr11 students!), click the links below to watch YouTube recordings of these webinars which have just been made available:
  • Yrs 10-12: Virtual Career Expo update - Ms. Whitworth at KBC received an update from the Virtual Career Expo occuring today & tomorrow (link to register was sent out (again) yesterday), which you should all be aware of:
    • The platform being used hosts a maximum of 1500 participants at any one time, so be persistent in getting on.
    • It runs until 8pm tonight & tomorrow, and the hours of it being open tomorrow have been brought forward from 12pm to 9am to help cater for demand.
    • They have advised that the best time to try & access the expo is between 12pm-6pm tomorrow (ie. Yr12, you have that exact time available to engage on the platform in lieu of your Career Dev. session).
  • Yrs 10-12: Your Fed Future webinar series - Startng next Monday 11th May, Federation University are running a series of webinars looking at a series of different areas they can support your post-school thinking with. To register for any of the below-listed webinars, click here (you will need to download & install Microsoft Teams to access these sessions). Their webinars (at this point) are entitled:
    • Explore your career and study options
    • Your pathway, your future
    • Student support through scholarships, bursaries and grants
    • Visual & Fine Arts – Preparing your folio and interview tips.
  • Yr12: ACU Early Entry Programs - ACU is currently offering two course-specific guaranteed early entry programs (alongside the Community Achiever Program) that current Year 12 students might wish to apply for. Click the titles of each for more information & to apply:
    • Passion for Business - ACU's Passion for Business Program (P4B) is a guaranteed early entry program designed to nurture a students’ learning passion and give them a step up in their future business career. Current Year 12 students studying a business-related subject are encouraged to apply for the P4B Program. Benefits of the program include:
      • early conditional offer into an ACU P4B course
      • access to Academic Skills workshops, the CareerHub and networking events
      • study abroad opportunities
      • $500 textbook voucher awarded to the top three P4B students at the end of Semester 1
      • invitation to an ACU P4B welcome event
      • access to the Leading with Impact program
    • Passion for Law - Passion for Law (P4L) is a guaranteed early entry program for students passionate about studying law and designed to nurture their learning potential and give them a step up in their future law career. Current Year 12 applicants will need to attain a minimum ATAR of 75.00 and meet the prerequisite of Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Benefits of the program include:
      • early conditional offer for an ACU law degree
      • access to Academic Skills workshops, the CareerHub, and network events
      • taking part in study abroad opportunities
      • participating in the pro bono program
      • $500 textbook voucher to the top three P4L students at the end of Semester 1
      • invitation to an ACU P4L welcome event
      • access to the Leading with Impact program
 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday May 6 (Posted: 06/05/2020)

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  • Yr12: ADF Gap Year - There's still time for you to apply for an ADF Gap Year, but you'll need to apply soon so you don't miss out on your preference (Army, Navy or Air Force). The valuable work and life lessons gained during an ADF Gap Year are transferable and will give you confidence in your future career path. You can get real engineering experience, discover your leadership potential as an officer, or find passion in an administration role. While ADF Gap Year roles initially involve only a 12-month commitment (paid, and with free health & dental care!), it could be the beginning of a long and stable career in the ADF. To learn more, click here.
  • Yrs 7-12: Careers with STEM Maths + Data eBook now available - The latest Careers with STEM is out now as a FREE digitial edition – all about jobs that use maths and data. Meet a health data scientist helping us through the COVID-19 pandemic, read about real-life experts in everything from online trends to extreme weather and bushfires, and an #instafamous plumber who reckons you should stick with maths even if uni's not on your radar. If you enjoy maths but don't know what it can lead to, this is for you! To access your free copy, go to the 'Career Dev. Resources & Webinars' page inside your Student Secure Area on siriuscollegecareers.com.
  • Yrs 10-12: Virtual Careers Expo FINAL REMINDER - The Virtual Careers Expo is an innovative and interactive collaboration between Australia’s major tertiary education providers, designed to showcase the wide range of options available to students as they prepare for life after school. You will be able to:
      •  Explore the Virtual Careers Expo Hall
      •  Visit more than 50 stands hosted by exhibitors from across the country
      •  Talk to staff and student ambassadors through text or video chat
      •  Head to the Webcast Hub for live and on-demand video presentations
      •  Meet other students in the virtual social lounge
      •  Explore the virtual campus
      •  Learn more about how COVID-19 will affect your school year.
    This event is a must for anyone considering studying at university or TAFE in the future, and Yrs 11 & 12 are free to access this during our scheduled Career Dev. sessions this week. All face to face university experience days and career expos have been cancelled across Australia – this event will assist you to research your post school options and prepare for university and TAFE applications. You must pre-register, so to do so, click here.
 
  • Yr11: National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) - Are you in Year 11 and have a passion for all things science? You should consider applying for the NYSF. This is a two-week residential program (in Canberra or Brisbane) where students are immersed in hands-on science activities, lab experiments, field trips and meet researchers who are leaders in their field. The two-week program will be held during January 2021. Applications close 14 June and must be endorsed by your local Rotary club. For more information and to apply, click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Swinburne Uni 'Professional Purpose' Program - Launched this year, Swinburne is introducing its Professional Purpose Program, geared towards assisting students identify their values and goals, and letting those guide their career choices. The Professional Purpose Program runs alongside a student’s bachelor’s degree and functions like a life and career planner. Its objective: to help students make the most of their university experiences and set themselves up for the sort of meaningful success others can only dream of. For more detailed information, including answers to frequently asked questions, click here.
 
 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday May 5 (Posted: 05/05/2020)

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  • Yr10: Thinking about post-school course options? As suggested via a SEQTA direqt message sent by Mr. Scott to all Yr10s yesterday, the Career Dev. Dept. are providing you with an excellent resource to enhance your thinking about your VCE subjects, in order to align your subjects to particular courses areas after your schooling years - you need to do this, as unis care more about your subjects than they do about the ATAR! This subject selection thinking is enhancing - not beginning - as you started last year with Morrisby Online (which you can always revisit & update!). Please note that this is a guide only; full & exact 2023 details will be provided later this year. To access this guide, click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Inside Monash webinars - Get the inside story on what it's really like to study at Monash. Over the course of the coming 2 months, you'll have the opportunity to hear from current students, past students, and academics from all ten faculties. You'll find out about course information, entry schemes, scholarships, accommodation and so much more! For information & to register for upcoming webinars in the areas listed below, click here.
Wednesday 13 May Media and Communication
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Thursday 14 May Engineering
Tuesday 19 May Design
Wednesday 20 May Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
Fine Arts
Thursday 21 May Architecture
Tuesday 26 May Global Studies and Arts
Tuesday 2 June Criminology
Thursday 11 June Law
Science
  • Yr12: Stream Swinburne Series - Over the next few weeks, Swinburne will be releasing a series of weekly streams featuring its student ambassadors for Year 12 students. ​The Swinburne Stream Series will feature different kinds of content, with some editions focused on course information and others focused on Swinburne student life and how to prepare for 2021 given this year’s unique circumstances. All the broadcasts will commence at 4.00pm. The following links are the Zoom links for these sessions, so click any of these to go straight into the session on the indicated date, or write them down & refer back closer to the session:
Broadcast Date Episode Link to Broadcast/Recording
Wed 13 May Study Law https://swinburne.zoom.us/j/92599077506
Wed 20 May Study Computer Science https://swinburne.zoom.us/j/91334238871
Thurs 21 May Pathways / Uni Link at Swinburne https://swinburne.zoom.us/j/95753905842
Wed 28 May Study Industrial Design https://swinburne.zoom.us/j/91422632548
Wed 3 June Study Allied Health https://swinburne.zoom.us/j/97827706093
Thurs 4 June Reclaim Your Year 12 – tips from our students https://swinburne.zoom.us/j/92884122798
Wed 10 June Study Engineering https://swinburne.zoom.us/j/99084934101
Thurs 11 June Scholarships 2021 https://swinburne.zoom.us/j/99048282595
Wed 24 June Study Business https://swinburne.zoom.us/j/94213785292
 
 
  • Yrs 7-12: National Careers Week webinar: Your career in Space...right here, right now - Have you ever thought about a career in Space? For every astronaut and every space mission, there are thousands of jobs needed to be done right here on Earth too in one of the world’s fastest-growing high-tech industries: space. In Australia, the space industry is starting to grow fast. The demand for people with STEM skills, including researchers, engineers (aerospace, electronics, mechanical and computer), data analysts and astronomers, as well as communicators, project managers and even salespeople are – post COVID-19 – set to increase dramatically. Join the Space Industry Association of Australia on May 18 as they share with you some of the emerging career opportunities, and the kind of skills, and areas of study to pursue, and even projects to join if you think this might be the career for you. For more information & to register, click here.
 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Monday May 4 (Posted: 04/05/2020)

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Weekly update: How is COVID-19 changing the Australian Labour Market?

This week, we look at 6 different industries, which lots & lots of jobs (including many of your during-school & after-school career options) are a part of. Each heading is hyperlinked, so click them to learn about many of the career options each industry heading represents.

Accommodation and Food Services:

  • Employers in the Accommodation and Food Services industry were more likely to have decreased in staff since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic compared with all industries. Nearly all employers in Accommodation and Food Services reported being affected ‘a great deal’ by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are lots of different actions that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused in the Accommodation and Food Services industry.

  • Employers in the Retail Trade industry were less likely to have decreased in staff numbers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic compared with all industries. They were also more likely to have increased in staff compared with all industries - many of the retail employers that have increased in staff are supermarkets. The actions taken by Retail Trade employers were broadly in line with averages for all industries, although these employers were less likely to have had staff work from home.

  • Employers in the Construction industry have been least impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic across all industries. The actions taken by impacted Construction employers were broadly in line with averages for all industries, although, Construction employers were less likely to have let staff go compared with all industries.

  • Employers in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry were slightly more likely to have decreased in staff since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic compared with all industries. The employers which had decreased in staff were mainly child care centres and allied health services e.g. chiropractors or dentists. Employers in Health Care and Social Assistance were more likely than other industries to have developed new rules and procedures, provided medical equipment to staff such as masks and gloves, and had staff take leave.

  • Staffing changes to employers in the Manufacturing industry have been broadly the same as all industry figures. The most common actions taken by employers in the Manufacturing industry have been to develop new rules or procedures, reduce staff hours, and have their clerical staff work from home.

  • Employers in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry have been less likely to decrease staff numbers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to all industries. Employers in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry have been more likely to have had staff work from home compared to all industries. Other common actions have been developing new rules and procedures and reducing staff hours.

 
 
 

All information published May 1 2020, and is provided by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills & Employment.

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  • Yrs 11 & 12: Hustling in High School! How to create a LinkedIn profile and actually use it! - If you're an ambitious student looking for ideas or connections beyond your school, you need to create (and use!) a LinkedIn account. Your presenters will be career strategist and co-founder of Arrive & Thrive, Tyson Day, Crimson Education's Director of APAC Marketing, Alex Cork and current high school students who have been absolutely crushing it on LinkedIn and making connections with hundreds of industry professionals. This webinar will be on Sunday May 10 at 2pm. For more information & to register, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Meet Melbourne Live - The University of Melbourne will be hosting a series of live webinars in May.  Most of these will be run by the various faculties of the university. All the webinars will take place from 6.00pm – 6.45pm. After registering participants will have access to all of the Meet Melbourne 2020 webinar recordings after the events.
    Tuesday 5 May Agriculture and food sciences (B.Ag)
    Wednesday 6 May Health (B.Biomed, B.Oral Health, and graduate health sciences)
    Thursday 7 May Law
    Tuesday 12 May Architecture, building, planning and design (B.Des)
    Wednesday 13 May Science (B.Sci)
    Thursday 14 May Engineering
    Tuesday 19 May Visual and performing arts (BFA)
    Wednesday 20 May Music (B.Mus)
    Thursday 21 May Education
    Monday 25 May Veterinary medicine
    Tuesday 26 May Arts, humanities, and social sciences (BA)
    Wednesday 27 May Commerce (B.Com)
    Thursday 28 May Information technology and computer science
    Register for one or more of these webinars by clicking here
  • Yr12: Reminder - Entry to Medicine in 2021 - Year 12 students planning to apply for Monash school-leaver Medicine (or any of the medical university courses listed at UCAT - University Courses), are reminded that registrations and scheduling of the test date for the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) close on Monday 11 May 2020. Please note that both aspects of the process must be met: you should register and schedule your UCAT date. The testing dates will be within the month of July 2020.
  • Yrs 9-12: Optometry courses in Australia - To become an optometrist you usually have to study optometry at university. Alternatively, you can complete a degree in vision science or a relevant area at university, followed by a postgraduate qualification in Optometry. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics are normally required. Entry to postgraduate courses usually requires completion of an appropriate bachelor’s degree. A number of universities in Australia offer these degrees - but not many! Universities have different prerequisites, and some have flexible entry requirements. Optometry courses on offer in Australia include:
INSTITUTION COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
DEAKIN
 UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry

 
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL
An ATAR of 95+
Master of Optometry Completion of a Bachelor of Vision Science, or equivalent, with an emphasis on an adequate coverage of vision sciences 
FLINDERS
 UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science), Master of Optometry Assumed knowledge of Maths Methods, Chemistry and Physics
An ATAR of 96+
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry English/EAL, Maths Methods, Chemistry, Physics
An ATAR of 98+
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE Doctor of Optometry An undergraduate degree (or equivalent), and three subjects at second or third year level (or equivalent) in one or more relevant biological science disciplines plus the GAMSAT or MCAT
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES Bachelor of Vision Science with a Master of Clinical Optometry
 
English/EAL, Maths Methods, Chemistry, Physics
An ATAR of 99+
 
 
 

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  • Yrs 8-12: What is an Australian Apprenticeship? Australian Apprenticeships offer opportunities for you to train, study and earn an income at a variety of Vocational Education and Training qualification levels in many occupations, and can be either full-time, part-time or school-based. When you finish your Australian Apprenticeship, you will have a nationally recognised qualification that can take you anywhere in Australia and is held in high regard in many countries as well:
    • What are the steps? Searching and applying for an Australian Apprenticeship is very much like hunting for any job. An employer has to create a vacancy and decide to use Australian Apprenticeships as a way to employ and train their staff. To learn more about the steps to an Australian Apprenticeship, click here.
    • Australian Apprenticeships Pathways (AAP) - This website contains fantastic resources for students interested in pursuing this option. Some of the resources include: Job and training descriptions, career interest explorer, job pathway charts, information on apprenticeships and school-based apprenticeships, & literacy and numeracy quizzes for different industries such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and hairdressing. To learn more, click here.
 
  • Yr12: 2 Early Entry programs open TOMORROW - ACU's 'Community Achiever Program' (CAP) & La Trobe University's 'Aspire' programs both open tomorrow, Friday May 1:
    • ACU CAP: The program offers future students who are active in their community early entry to their undergraduate course of choice. It also provides opportunities to enhance leadership and volunteering skills. If you’re successful in applying for the CAP, you could receive an offer to study with ACU in early-mid September. To learn more, click here.
    • La Trobe Uni Aspire: LTU's Aspire Early Admissions Program rewards your involvement in community, leadership and volunteering with an early conditional offer into your chosen course at La Trobe 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 at La Trobe and beyond. With Aspire, you can lock in your future and set yourself up to succeed now, and when you get to LTU. To learn more, click here.
 
  • Yr10: Monash Scholars - If you're a high-achieving secondary school student, the Monash Scholars program will help you explore and pinpoint your passions, develop a broad suite of study skills, and gain the confidence to make great course and career choices. The Monash Scholars program runs events for students from Years 10-12 (you can only enter in Year 10), giving you an opportunity to build networks, enhance learning, define personal aspirations and explore careers ambitions. For more information on this program, click here.
  • Yrs 7-12: I want to be a... - Right now, getting to know various career opportunities in the 'real world' is one of the easiest things you can do in your own career development journey. This playlist on YouTube can help with that. Developed by Student Edge, there's 55 different 'I wanna be a...' or 'Meet a...' videos (the longest being no more than around 5:15min) where you can understand more of what it's really like in a career option you're considering. To view these, and potentially gain a deeper understanding of a career option you're considering, click here.

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