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Tertiary Change of Preference events, hotlines, and other info services for Year 12s

Run by the tertiary institutions themselves, these events provide valuable information to guide Year 12s in finalising their tertiary course preferences. A listing of change of preference support services run by tertiary institutions, including hotlines, email enquiry services, live chats, events, and other activities is now available on the VTAC website here. The below documents also provide times and dates for both VIC and interstate tertiary info sessions to assist Yr12s. It is highly recommended that students speak with the tertiary institutions they are considering to be fully informed about their options and confident in their course preferences.


Include both of the attached PDF documents here.


ComparED: to make informed decisions about your future study options

The Department of Education provides the ComparED website to help students make informed choices about higher education courses. ComparED is utilises data from QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) surveys to provide valuable information on student experience and employment outcomes across 109 different institutions in 21 different study areas. You can directly compare up to six institutions or study areas at once and find out about student experience, skills development, the teaching practices, facilities and support offered. The data displayed on the website comes from surveys collecting student feedback on their overall higher education study experience, their job prospects and starting salary. Visit to find out more about tertiary study options.

Everything you need to know about Youth Allowance for school leavers

The Australian Government Services Australia website provides resources to help you work out if you can get extra money while you study. They have compiled all the information about what payments you can get and have put together handy lists on where to get more information about payments for students and trainees. Helpful resources can be found by clicking here and include a website, videos, podcast, resource kit and payment finder tool. 

Financial Assistance Scholarships – Mannix College (Monash University) for 2021

Mannix College will award six scholarships for the 2021 year, each to the value of $5,000. These scholarships are offered to help enable students from low-income backgrounds to study at Monash University while living at Mannix College. Applications close 20 December 2020. Students wishing to be considered for a scholarship must complete this application form which can also be found on the Mannix College website here.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated low income
  • Demonstrate attributes that will make a positive contribution to Mannix College life
  • Location (preference will be given to applicants from rural or regional areas)
  • Be offered and accept a place at Monash University in 2021 (scholarships will be awarded provisional on your acceptance) and intend to undertake your course as a full-time student.
  • Be an Australian citizen

You can find out more about Mannix College by reading about it here and taking a virtual tour.

University of Melbourne – International House  Scholarships for 2021

International House belongs to the University of Melbourne and is part of the Melbourne Accommodation Guarantee. Year12 students are encouraged to explore the Uni of Melbourne International House Undergraduate accommodation Scholarships opportunities. See the following examples of scholarships open to Australian students: 

  • Commerce at International House: Full fee, one-year accommodation fee scholarship (Australian students studying business and economics).
  • Clifford Family Scholarship: $14,400, three-year accommodation fee scholarship (Australian students studying sciences, biomedicine or agriculture).
  • The Rotary Club of Melbourne Robert M Fels Scholarship: $14,400, one-year accommodation fee scholarship.
  • Weickhardt Academic Performance: $7000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship.

More information regarding these scholarships is available on their scholarship page. The closing date for entrance scholarship applications is 10 January 2021. Please also take note of the below info:

  • If students apply directly to International House through their website, there is no application fee.
  • International House accepts students studying at the University of MelbourneMonash University (Parkville and CBD campus), RMIT and ACU.
  • Students interested are encouraged to watch our 2020 Virtual Open Day recording. We also have a 3-minute virtual tour video made during our Open Day.

Young Peoples Voice Panel: A Generation for Change – Wednesday 16 December, 3:00pm to 4:00pm 

Join leading young Australians at this RMIT hosted online event as they talk about the amazing changes our generation can make! For further info about the panellists and to register for this free event click here.

Crimson Education: US/UK Application Expert Workshop for Year 10/11 Students – Wednesday 16 December at 6:00pm

Are you a Year 10 or 11 student thinking about applying for a University in the US or the UK? Join this online workshop hosted by two of Crimson's US and UK Admissions Experts, to learn about:

  • The US and UK application process
  • The US and UK application timeline for Year 11 and 12 students
  • Expert insights on how to tackle your essays, interviews, extracurricular list and more!
  • Q & A

Further info and registration here.

ANU Virtual Open Week Webinar Recordings

ANU College of Engineering & Computing Science and ANU College of Law have made some of their most popular Virtual Open Week webinars available on demand. Check them out at the following links: Engineering and Law

Junior Engineers School Holiday Programs 

Junior Engineers run a series of face-to-face and online workshops for students over the school holidays. You can learn all about game development and coding using languages like Scratch, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, C++ and more. Find out more and register for a program here.

National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) School Holiday Programs 

Explore your creativity with NIDA’s holiday classes. Designed specifically for young people, NIDA offers a fun and supportive learning environment that unlocks creative potential and builds confidence. NIDA offers introductory through to advanced courses for children and young people during the school holidays in a variety of disciplines including creative play, drama, acting on screen, music theatre, singing & acting, public speaking and more.

To find out what’s on these upcoming school holidays and to register go to:

Harvard Crimson MUN II – 3, 9 & 10 January 2021

This three-day virtual program will cover a wide range of topics in international relations and practical debate skills. It ranges from research basics to analyse a MUN topic, to navigating collaboration and compromise. Each of the sessions is interactive, ensuring students have the opportunity to work directly with a Harvard Model UN mentor to build out their skillset. These skills have proved incredibly valuable to previous participants not only in the context of Model UN, but also in other aspects such as their academic and professional work. The program is designed to combine the best of the Harvard IRC’s educational pedagogy combined with MUN inc.’s regional expertise.


Harvard Crimson MUN seek to create a platform for students from across Southeast Asia to establish lasting bonds with fellow young leaders who share the same passion for international relations. As the world becomes increasingly connected, we need leaders who excel in diplomacy and critical thinking. Skills in public speaking, collaboration, and creative problem solving are crucial to a sustainable future. These important 21st century skills recognised by the United Nations will not only help students better appreciate international relations and foreign policy, but also unlock their true potential as change makers who can articulate their ideas clearly.


Event Details:

Date:  3 Jan 2021, 9 – 10 Jan 2021

Location:  Online, The Global Citizen Academy 

Suitable for:  High school and University students interested in Model United Nations

Prerequisites:  NIL

Pricing: $50 USD (general) 


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Victoria Police Information Sessions

Victoria Police regularly holds regular information sessions and webinars across the state for those that are interested in a career in Policing. Students can find out more and register for an information session here. For all resources that are available to assist students in their consideration of a career with Victoria Police and how to prepare for the recruitment process please visit their Resource page. Here students can:

  • Watch tutorials
  • Download information flyers
  • Watch the fitness test video

And much more.



Clarissa Jacques

Careers & Pathways Co-ordinator