Careers News

Compass Career News 

Here's a summary of the latest Career News with the full Careers Newsletters below.

Items in the Career News include - 

  • Dates to Diarise in Term 4 (Year 12s)
  • VTAC: Reminder Upcoming Key Dates (Year 12s)
  • Torrens University Experience Speaker Series 2020
  • Low Income Healthcare Card for Australian Students
  • News from Monash University
    • New Way to Explore Engineering
    • New Biomedical Engineering Specialisation
    • New Majors in Business and Commerce Degrees
    • New double degree — Bachelor of Global Studies and Bachelor of IT
    • New major — European Languages
  • ANU Tuckwell Scholarship for 2022

Items in the 13 November 2020 Career News – this final newsletter for 2020 focuses on providing information for school leavers.

  • Dates to Diarise in Term 4 (Year 12s)
  • Important VTAC Dates (Year 12s)
  • Accessing 2020 VCE Results
  • Study Assist - Beyond School Study Guide
  • Reminder: Tax File Number (TFN)
  • Reminder: Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • National Careers Institute School Leavers Information Kit
  • Useful Websites/Links
  • Tips for prospective Uni students
  • Useful summary of University Terminology
  • The GIG Economy

Tertiary scholarship opportunities

VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre) Scholarships applications are now closed but many scholarships (equity and merit based) are still available through direct application to the institution and a list of these is found on the VTAC website here. Please also see the VIC Government Department of Education & Training website here and the below factsheet for Scholarships available to Year 12 students planning on undertaking tertiary study in 2021. Year 12 students are encouraged to research these scholarship opportunities to identify those of interest so as to complete the application process by the specified deadline.




University of Melbourne Seminar: Why study a Bachelor of Arts – the Value of a Humanities Degree in the 21st Century?

This recent seminar has been recorded to watch on-demand.  Hear from Uni of Melbourne Faculty of Arts lecturers about how the Bachelor of Arts offers an exceptional diversity and depth of majors to equip students with 21st-century skills for a rapidly changing world of work. You can choose from over 30 areas of specialisation - from Politics and Psychology to Economics and Media & Communication to create a degree that fits your career goals but with the ability to adapt to new directions as industries evolve. Information on this and related events can be found here, and registration to watch the recording of this particular event is here.

Girls' Tech Day 2020 is going virtual – running from 14 to 28 November with access up to end of December

This complimentary event is going virtual and is designed to inspire and empower girls and young women to pursue interests and careers in technology. It is a series of learning workshops focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEAM), and the arts. Students can join this event as many times as they like during the two-week period. Once registered, you will be able to visit the site through the end of December to replay any activities and speaking sessions. Click here for more information about Girls' Tech Day and to access the 'taster' guide

JMC Academy webinar 'Learning Creativity: the Art of Adaptation' – Thursday 26 November at 4pm

In today’s fast evolving world, the key to thriving in any industry is the ability to adapt. It is about responding to changing demands, new technologies or emerging industries. Creativity is at the centre of adaptation, and the good news is, it is a skill that can be learned and mastered. This upcoming online event will bring insights from the design industry into perspective and provide a practical way to look at creativity and unlock its true potential in all of us. This talk is relevant to all subjects in the high school curriculum, and attendees will learn 7 tips that can put immediately into practice! Register here.

Crimson Education US and UK university information events

Join students from Ivy League Universities, top US and UK universities in the below free webinars to learn about what each of these unique universities offer, including internships, networking opportunities, and campus life. Further information and registration found at the links below.

Inclusive Week Workability Students and Families Event – Thursday 26 November at 5pm

The Victorian Department of Education and Training is running an Inclusion Week Workability Q & A event for students and their families on 26th of November. This event is best suited to students with diverseabilities and family members to hear from people with lived experience of diverseability and employment. The events are part of Inclusion Week, showcasing the Workability videos to students with diverseabilities and providing students, teachers and their families exciting opportunity to take part in the Q & A event and ask stars of the videos their questions about how they transitioned into employment. Co Hosted by Reece Gains, Department of Education and Training and Adrienne Zuliani Melton City Council.  For further information and to book your place at this online event go to: 

Online Koorie Careers Expo recording available on-demand

This Expo was organised by Koorie Engagement Support Officers is part of the regional Marrung Education Strategy and showcased a number of opportunities available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students including additional support, which is culturally inclusive and culturally safe. There were presentations from AFL Sports Ready, Chisholm TAFE, Richmond Football Club Koori Gamadji Institute and a representative from Toorong Marnong, the Higher Education Accord jointly auspiced by the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association (VAEAI) and Vice Chancellors of the nine Victorian universities. Each presenter outlined the programs on offer, including apprenticeships, traineeships, diploma and degree courses, and the supports available.


The recording can be found here and accessed using the password: SMAexpo2020


Clarissa Jacques

Careers & Pathways Co-ordinator