Careers News 

Compass Career News 

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


Items in the 3 November 2023 Career News include – 

  • Reminder: VTAC 2024 Upcoming Key Dates – Year 12s
  • Campus Living Villages - Student Villages, University of Melbourne       
  • Low Income Health Care Card for Australian and PR Students  
  • Useful Websites/Links  
  • Useful Tips when Creating a LinkedIn Profile    
  • Youth Work and/or Social Work Degrees in Victoria in 2023     
  • Snapshot of Chisholm Institute in 2023

Items in the 10 November 2023 Career News include – 

  • Reminder: VTAC 2024 Upcoming Key Dates – Year 12s
  • News from the University of Melbourne 
    • New Narrm Scholarship Program
    • Satisfy Subject Pre-requisites
    • Studying Biomedicine or Science
  • ANU: Tuckwell Scholarship for 2025 
  • University Terms 
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology Degrees in Victoria in 2023 
  • Snapshot of Kangan Institute in 2023

VTAC application reminders for current Year 12 students 

  • You must complete all compulsory course requirements for Year 12 applicants by the dates specified to ensure your application to that course will be considered – this may include additional admission requirements (eg. admission tests, interviews, auditions, folios or supplementary forms) and these are found in the course description on VTAC (click on the course link in your VTAC course preference list or find using VTAC CourseSearch).
  • VTAC communicates directly with youabout courses you have submitted (including course requirements that must be met) via the message inbox in your VTAC account and to your email – check both regularly and after making any changes to your VTAC application
  • Only paid VTAC course applications will be forwarded to tertiary institutions to be considered for a course offer.
  • You can continue to add, remove or reorder courses (except for early closing courses which can no longer be added) in your VTAC course preference list up to 13 December for first round offers on 21 December 2023 (see Change of Preference section at VTAC Important dates).
  • New and Cancelled courses are listed on the VTAC website here
  • Utilise the VTAC resources section found on the ‘Home’ page of your VTAC account – directs you to theirHelp Centre and to sign up forVTAC email updates and reminders.
  • Continue to refer to the VTAC app info tab in the Class of 2023 Careers channel on Teams as it is a summary of important info on applying via VTAC and contact me directly if you are still unsure on how to proceed.

REMINDER: VTAC information webinars for students and parents

VTAC continues to run free webinars to assist both applicants and the school community in understanding various topics relevant to making a VTAC application. Those supporting a Year 12 student during the VTAC application period are encouraged to attend and can find a list of upcoming webinars including links to register on the VTAC website here:



Swinburne 2024 Study Expo

– Thursday 16 November, 4:30pm to 6pm 

This on-campus event is designed for those wanting to explore the various undergraduate study options at Swinburne University of Technology. By joining Swinburne’s 2024 Study Expo you will be able to:

  • Browse their courses and study areas 
  • See their Hawthorn campus
  • Chat to academics and teaching staff
  • Access on-the-spot course and application help
  • Get all your questions answered

Find out more and register here.

AIE Open Day

– Saturday 18 November, 10am to 3pm

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

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

AIE’s Open Day will also include presentations on entry requirements and how to apply. Find out more and register to attend here.

Dual electrical engineering course at Berwick campus

Get paid and gain workplace experience through an apprenticeship while completing a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Information Engineering) in this unique career opportunity. Federation University is partnering with the Victorian Government, Ai Group Centre for Education & Training and NECA Education & Careers to create these dual electrical qualifications. See the attached flyer and click here for further information about this program.

James Cook University – Year 12 webinar recording

Want to hear what student life is really like at JCU and how to make the transition from high school to uni as easy as possible? Then the JCU Year 12 webinar is the perfect opportunity for you and is now available to watch on demand by clicking here.

Splash’s final recruitment drive for 2023

Splash’s Learn to Swim are seeking applications from students aged 14 years and over, who are reliable, energetic and work well in a team. Swim teaching provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in working with people of all ages and abilities, from 4 months to adult. Splash’s offers a fun, dynamic work environment with excellent conditions, including provision of uniform, mentoring and ongoing training. Teaching shifts are available after school on weekdays and on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Older students that are finishing exams may also apply for weekday daytime shifts working on school swimming programs. Check out the attached flyer and the online application form is found at: 


Clarissa Jacques RPCDP


Careers & Pathways Coordinator