Careers & College Partnership News

La Trobe University’s Bradford Program for 2021 Year 12’s

The Bradford Shepparton Pathway Program is a great opportunity for students interested in studying at University to get a head start towards their future. Students participating in this free program will get a range of experiences and assistance that will help them through VCE. Bradford staff come onto the GSSC campuses each fortnight to work with students during their private study blocks. Students will receive:

  • mentoring from La Trobe staff and students
  • wellbeing and literacy workshops
  • an early conditional offer (subject to meeting conditions)
  • on campus University events – getting a taste of University life
  • access to University resources

Who can apply? Any current Yr 11 VCE student of Greater Shepparton Secondary College

How to apply? Students can apply for the program by completing the application form which will be distributed by their Learning Mentor in coming weeks, or by contacting Graeme Crosbie. For further details see the attached flier.



School Based Apprenticeships in Agriculture

Are you interested in Agriculture? Maybe you already work part time in the field. Are you interested in completing an SBAT in Agriculture every Wednesday and having your VCE/VCAL classes on the other 4 days each week?


AG SCHOOLS 2021 is now taking enrolments! Interested students should complete the paperwork attached and return to Leon prior to enrolment. From there, this information will be referred to an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider who will sign students up with their employer in the coming weeks. 


You would complete this SBAT over one year or two, alternating between working with your (an) employer and attending AG SCHOOLS for training. You don't necessarily need to have an employer already either. AG SCHOOLS are offering to help with this. Read the attached information flier below and contact Leon (from Ag Schools) directly for more details. 


AG SCHOOLS location in Shepparton is at the Old DECA site on Wanganui Road, which is undergoing a major transformation as we speak to become a central training hub for Ag in the GV region. For more details about SBAT’s contact Mary-ann Linehan at GSSC.

For further details see the attached fliers. 


Indigenous Apprenticeships Program

What will your story be? Apply now for the 2021 Indigenous Apprenticeships Program! 

You could work in one of more than 20 Australian Public Service agencies in anything from policy development to service delivery, IT or administration. 


Successful applicants get a full-time job, competitive salary and a nationally recognised certificate or diploma qualification. You don’t need any qualifications or experience to apply. 

Read more and apply at


Are you looking for employment opportunities?

If you are a Greater Shepparton SC student or parent on the look-out for employment opportunities then you should make sure that you are connected with the Greater Shepparton SC Careers Facebook Page ( Here we regularly post opportunities for full time, casual and apprenticeship employment.


The A-Z of VET

Celebrating alternative pathways into STEM

Uni not for you? Bagging a bachelor's degree isn't the only way to kickstart a career in STEM. Careers With STEM have written an article celebrating alternative pathways into next-gen careers (think: certificates, diplomas and internships) and equipping you with the knowledge needed to look out of the box when sussing out study options. 


Would you like to work with computers?

Monash University offers courses in computer science, information technology and software engineering. Monash has produced a video explaining the differences between the courses led by the Monash Bachelor of Computer Science course director. 


Do you have a passion for agriculture? 

If you are in Years 9 – 12 and are planning to study agricultural science in the future, you can join the University of Melbourne ‘Pre-Ag Club’.

You will be able to:

  • Attend university run lectures and practical sessions
  • Meet with leading academics and students
  • Connect with students who share your interests
  • Discover the benefits of a career in agricultural sciences. 


Guaranteed Pathways at RMIT

At RMIT, we’ve got your back with Pathways Guaranteed. 

Pathways Guaranteed gives you the option to preference pathway packages in VTAC. This means you will be able to secure your place in your dream course by completing your vocational studies (otherwise known as TAFE) first and graduate with two internationally-recognised RMIT qualifications.

Explore the participating courses and find your pathway


Deakin University Residential College Grants

2020 has certainly been a difficult year for many, particularly those completing their year 12 studies who are preparing for an uncertain future. In light of the challenges facing many students considering university study, Deakin are thrilled to announce the availability of 10 x Deakin Res Experience Grants, providing a $1,000 rental subsidy towards accommodation costs in 2021. 


Any student who applies by 4 December 2020, and accepts a place by 12 February 2021, at one of our Deakin Res campuses (Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool or Burwood) for Trimester 1 and 2 2021 is eligible for this opportunity – including those who have already submitted an application prior to this announcement. Deakin Res will select ten winners at random on 15 February 2021. 


Your GSSC Careers team

McGuire campus

 -  Susan Barr & Ant Newham


Mooroopna campus

 - Ruth O’Bree and Mary-ann Linehan

Mary-ann is the College Partnerships leader. 


Wanganui campus

 – Tarsh Boyko and Graeme Crosbie

Graeme is the Careers Leader across the College, Tarsh is the new VCE Leader.


Your GSSC Careers website




Graeme Crosbie 


Careers Leader 

Greater Shepparton SC