Careers News

Compass Career News

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


Items in the 1 May 2020 Career News –

  • Dates to Diarise in Term 2
  • Aspire – Early Admissions Program to La Trobe University
  • Early Entry Programs at ACU
    • Passion for Business (P4B) Early Entry Program
    • Passion for Law (P4L) Early Entry Program
  • Snapshot of Victoria University (VU) in 2020
  • Optometry Courses in Australia in 2020

Items in the 8 May 2020 Career News –  

  • Dates to Diarise in Term 2
  • REMINDER: UCAT Applications for Entry to Medicine in 2021
  • Meet Melbourne Webinars
  • News from Swinburne University 
    • Stream Swinburne Series
    • Swinburne’s New Professional Purpose Program
  • News from Monash University 
    • Destination Monash
    • Inside Monash Webinars
  • Snapshot of Federation University Australia in 2020
  • Photography Courses in Victoria in 2020

Inside Monash seminars running from 13 May to 11 June, 6:30 to 8pm.

Get the inside story on what it's really like to study at Monash by attending the Inside Monash seminars. Over the course of the coming months, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from current students, past students, and academics from all ten faculties at Monash University. You'll find out about course information, entry schemes, scholarships, accommodation and so much more! To check out the most recent release of webinars & to register click here. **Please note that following the Australian Government’s advice aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, Monash will be running the Inside Monash seminars as webinars until further notice.

Meet Melbourne webinars running throughout May

Join the University of Melbourne for their Meet Melbourne 2020 online series this May. Held over 4 weeks, you will be able to attend a series of streamed forums about the course and career areas that interest you most. Chat to their faculty and academic staff one-on-one and explore their course options, career and graduate pathways and student life with these special, deep-dive conversations. You never know what you might discover! After registering you’ll also have access to the Meet Melbourne 2020 webinar recordings after the events. For more info about these webinars & to register click here. Please ensure that you register at least an hour before your chosen webinar, to ensure that you don’t miss out.

Photography Studies College Virtual Open Day – Sunday 17 May, 

10am – 3pm

Everyone is welcome to join PSC’s Virtual Open Day to experience their brand-new campus, purpose built for professional photographers, through a virtual walk-through.  

  • Attend live information sessions, and chat with PSC award-winning teachers about their job focused photography Higher Education Masters, Bachelor and Diploma qualifications and short courses.  
  • Interact with PSC current students about workload, hands-on course content and College life. 
  • Join FAQ sessions with their past student Alumni, who are successfully working in the industry and making a name for themselves in the areas of photojournalism, art and commercial photography.
  • You will also have a rare opportunity to show your images to our esteemed academic convenors through our virtual one-on-one feedback sessions.  

Also learn how PSC's new admission criteria is working to support Year 12, 2020 Graduates in pursuing their career dreams to make them a reality. Click here to register.

La Trobe's Aspire Early Admissions Program

La Trobe are opening Aspire applications early this year on 1 May. Aspire rewards students for their leadership and community engagement with an early conditional offer and reduced ATAR into their chosen course at La Trobe, scholarships, travel funding, a support network and access to our Enrichment Program – giving students everything they need to succeed. Important information about eligibility, deadlines and receiving an offer is found on the Aspire How to Apply website. If students have had to put their volunteering and community work on hold this year, that’s okay – work from previous years is accepted including coaching, school council and many more activities. Or La Trobe have provided some ideas to volunteer from home and build up experience. Any students considering applying to the Aspire Program are encouraged to attend the upcoming Aspire 101 Webinar on Monday 11 May at 4:00pm where you will discover how Aspire can give you a head start, find out if you’re eligible and how to apply, plus get tips to ace your application and set yourself up for success. To find out more and to register for this webinar click here.

ACU early entry Community Achievers Program

The Community Achiever Program (CAP) offers future students who are active in their community early offers to their undergraduate course of choice. From regularly volunteering in their community, to representing their school or house in a leadership role, eligible students are encouraged to apply. Successful students could receive an offer to study with ACU as early as August. Due to COVID-19 social distancing protocols, we understand most people are not able to volunteer right now. The ACU admissions team will take this into consideration, and students should not let current restrictions deter them from applying. Find out more about how CAP is assessed and the application process. Applications for the 2021 CAP places will close: Melbourne – 12 August and Ballarat – 2 September.

ADF GAP year 2021 applications 

There's still time for students to apply for an ADF Gap Year, but they’ll need to apply soon so they don't miss out on their preference. The valuable work and life lessons gained during an ADF Gap Year are transferable and will give students confidence in their future career paths. They can get real engineering experience, discover their leadership potential as an officer, or find passion in an administration role. While ADF Gap Year roles initially involve only a 12-month commitment, it could be the beginning of a long and stable career in the ADF. Students who take part in the ADF Gap Year program:

  • Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare
  • Gain valuable skills and work experience
  • Have job security and stability
  • Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle
  • Make friends with like-minded people
  • Have the opportunity to see more of Australia

To find out more information about the ADF Gap Year program please visit ADF GAP YEAR

University of Newcastle Parent Info Session - Wednesday 13 May, 6pm

Parents are invited to join this University of Newcastle Zoom webinar to hear from expert staff on the following topics:

  • How to Apply
  • Admissions 101
  • Our Pathway Programs
  • Student Services and Support

Plus there will also be plenty of time to ask questions! Register here to receive a Zoom Webinar link via email.

COLLARTS’ Online Open Day – Saturday 16 May 10am – 12pm

Intrigued by a sustainable career in the creative industry and the opportunity to study it online? Find out more about Collarts' courses and life at their Online Open Day on Saturday 16 May! You'll get the chance to speak to Collarts teachers and student advisors, discover what Collarts courses can offer you, and get a taste of the supportive and encouraging Collarts community. Register your attendance for reminders, timetables, useful tips, and more! RSVP for Collarts’ Online Open Day.

Law Week 2020 – Monday 18 May to Sunday 24 May

There’s something for everyone during Law Week this year! Presented by Victoria Law Foundation, Law Week is an annual festival of events. 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. Check out the Law Week program at Law Week 2020