Careers News 

Compass Career News 

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

Items in the 29 April 2022 Career News 

  • Focus On Melbourne Seminar Series 2022 
  • Victorian Law Week 2022 
  • Solar Apprenticeships for Women 
  • News from Monash University 
    • Find My FIT Quiz
    • MYSci 3-Day Program
    • Climate and Atmospheric Science Major in the Bachelor of Science
  • Aspire – Early Admissions Program to La Trobe University 
  • Biomedicine/Biomedical Science Degrees in Victoria in 2022 
  • Fashion, Textiles, & Visual Merchandising Courses in Victoria in 2022 
  • Snapshot of Deakin University in 2022 
  • Snapshot of Deakin University – Waurn Ponds Campus in 2022

Items in the 6 May 2022 Career News – 

  • Dates to Diarise in Term 2
  • Victorian Careers Show 2022
  • Where can an Arts Degree take you?
  • Discover Monash Seminar Series
  • RMIT: Discover What’s Next Seminar Series
  • Studying the Bachelor of Applied Innovation alongside another Degree at Swinburne
  • Business Degrees in Victoria in 2022  
  • Commerce Degrees in Victoria in 2022  
  • Snapshot of Swinburne University in 2022

La Trobe Aspire early entry program open for applications from Year 12 students

Applying to the Aspire program is a great opportunity for students to secure an early conditional offer by September into their preferred course at La Trobe. Students who demonstrate leadership, volunteer within the community, are school captains or captain a sports team, or supported their family during a difficult time are encouraged to find out more about how to apply and note that applications close 16 September 2022. La Trobe are running Aspire info webinars with tips on what makes a successful application – the next Aspire webinar is on Tuesday 10 May at 5pm (register here). Infomation about the Aspire early entry program can also be found in the 29 April edition of the Careers Newsletter above.

Focus on Melbourne undergraduate study and pathway information sessions

Delivered at the University of Melbourne Parkville and Southbank campuses, these sessions will be focused on specific course and study pathway areas. Students will learn more about how the Melbourne curriculum can be tailored to their individual passions and career aspirations. These sessions are tailored for Year 12 students. Find out more about upcoming sessions and book your place here.

REMINDER: Monash course information events

Students and parents can find out everything they need to know about studying at Monash by joining the Monash course info events to hear directly from current Monash students, alumni, and staff across their ten faculties. 

Visit the Discover Monash University events calendar for 2022 event details and registration links. 

AIE Open Day – Saturday 14 May, 10am to 3pm

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation, film and visual effects at the AIE Open Day on Sat 14 May 2022. AIE’s Open Day is a great opportunity to meet their teachers, staff and students. The day will cover everything you need to know about the:

  • careers in games and VFX that we train students for;
  • studios and industries that we work with;
  • courses we offer – from beginners to professional mastery, and;
  • the software, skills and knowledge we teach.

AIE’s Open Day will also include presentations on entry requirements and how to apply. Find out how AIE can get you into a creative career. For more info and to register click here.

JMC Melbourne Open Day – Saturday 14 May, 10am - 2pm 

At JMC, it’s all about exploring your passion, discovering a rewarding career and making a few life-long connections along the way. It’s about helping you grow your skills, hone your creativity, and learn as much as you can about your chosen field so that you eventually land that job you’ve always dreamed of. Join JMC’s Open Day to discover how you can build your creative future. On the day you’ll be able to:

  • Tour JMC’s world-class facilities
  • Explore your creative future in our hands-on workshops
  • Meet current JMC students and industry expert lecturers
  • Learn how you can build your creative network
  • See creativity come to life with course demonstrations
  • Learn about our collaborative industry program & working with students across all courses

Find out more and register here

AIM Melbourne Open Evening – Wednesday 18 May, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

AIM’s Open evening is your opportunity to find out what the Australian Institute of Music can offer you and your passion and dedication to music. Develop the skills and build the network to create a thriving career in the new music industry. This is your chance to find out everything you need to know about studying at AIM – check out their campus, sit in on some talks, listen to live performances and chat with lecturers and students across all their study programs, from Music Theatre and Contemporary to Composition and Production and Entertainment Management. 

Register here.

Bond University Virtual Open Day – Saturday 14 May from 2pm

Students are invited to experience Bond's deliberately different approach to learning at Bond’s 2-hour Virtual Open Day broadcast. Tune into this live broadcast to dive deep into their faculties, go behind the scenes of student life and chat with some of their students. Providing a snapshot of Bond University, it is the great opportunity for students thinking about future careers and universities to experience the Bond difference. Register here.

University of Sydney upcoming webinars for prospective students:

Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) – Wednesday 11 May 4-4:30pm 

Find out what’s new about the University of Sydney’s revamped Bachelor of Design, aimed to help elevate you to the leading edge of interaction design. Learn how you can develop a deep understanding of how people experience the world and utilise this to design and test new products, services, and experiences in a practical studio setting. 

Register here.

Circular Economy = CE = Chemical Engineering – Wednesday 18 May, 4-4:30pm 

In this webinar, Professor Ali Abbas will discuss waste and the challenge in managing the increasing generation of waste through Circular Economy solutions. Ali will explain what circular economy is and its roots in Chemical Engineering, and how it has become a new mega trend in global sustainability movement. Professor Abbas will also share some examples of our research in circular economy. 

Register here.

Life in the Field: Conservation and Sustainability – Wednesday 25 May 4-4:30pm 

Have you wondered what life would be like in conservation and sustainability? And what jobs are available in this growing sector? Join this session and learn about what the conservation and sustainability sector is about, what an average day of work might be like for a sustainability officer, environmental consultant, conservation, or natural resource management professional, and how you can pursue studies towards working in the conservation and sustainability sector yourself. Register here.

National Careers Week – 16 to 22 May 2022

National Careers Week (NCW) is an initiative of the Career Industry Council of Australia and aims to celebrate careers, career development, career development services, and career development practitioners and to promote the economic, social and personal benefits of career development. Career development is a process of managing learning, work and leisure to progress through life. It includes gaining and using the skills and knowledge needed to plan and make informed decisions about education, training, and work. Everyday decisions and priorities affect career development. Ultimately, career development is about much more than jobs – it is about how to live your life. Parents/guardians are encouraged to check out the NCW Industry Series webinars available on-demand here.

Education USA Australia announcement: Podcast Series launched – Graduate In The USA

Are you interested in studying at a U.S. college? Are you trying to figure out how you can get there? Do you want to learn more about process? EducationUSA Australia is pleased to announce the release of a new podcast series ‘Graduate In The USA'. Each episode is a conversation with an expert, from admission personnel to a college sport coach, from athletes to a former U.S. Ambassador. 


Get the inside word on how students can give it their best shot, and what life will be like in the U.S. The first episode is now available, with new episodes released each Wednesday for the next five weeks. Check it out and subscribe at: 


EducationUSA is a U.S. Government office delivering free expert services around the world helping international students to turn a dream into a reality. In Australia, there are offices at U.S. Consulates in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Click here to learn more, have questions you want answered or engage with EducationUSA Australia.


Clarissa Jacques 

Careers & Pathways Coordinator