Careers News 

Wishing the Class of 2022 the very best as you embark on the next phase of your growth and learning!

VTAC upcoming important dates for Class of 2022

  • December round offers are released on the 21st at 2pm
  • VTAC’s final webinar for the year will take place on December 21st at 6pm covering January round offers. Those interested can sign up at:
  • VTAC change of preferences for January round opens at 2pm on 21 December and closes at 4pm on 22 December.
  • VTAC services for applicants will be open on December 22nd 9am - 5 pm and December 23rd 10am - 3 pm. 
  • VTAC will be closed from 3pm December 23rd until 3rd January 2023.

Support available for transitioning beyond high school 


In addition to the study support and career services provided by tertiary institutions to their current students, the below services offer help with study, work, and careers along with advice for your life journey.

  • Youth Central – Jobs and Careers provides career advice for job seekers about a whole range of work-related topics. Find out how to create a resume or job application letter and what happens in a job interview. Get some advice about where to find jobs or work experience. Learn about your rights as an employee and what you can do if you think you're being treated unfairly.
  • Jobs Victoria Careers Counsellors Service provides personalised career guidance to adults who are looking for work, are underemployed, unsure of what to do or who are working but looking for a career change. These FAQs provide further info about this free service.
  • Headspace Work and Study programs support 15-25 year old’s to plan a career, find employment or work towards further education in a highly accessible, confidential and youth-friendly environment.
  • Youth Central – Advice for Life including managing your money, looking for somewhere to live, travelling overseas, staying safe and looking after your mental health and much more.

How Gen Z can stand out in workplaces of the future 

As the world of work changes, here are five ways Gen Z can not only stand out in the workplace but thrive in it. As you embark on the next step in your career journey, this Mccrindle article provides some helpful insights on how you can be successful and happy in the world of work. Read more here.

ADF Parent and Teachers Information Session – Tuesday 17 January 2023 at 6pm

The ADF offers countless career paths for school leavers. Explore job opportunities in the Navy, Army and Air Force at a virtual info session where you can speak with current serving military personnel about trade roles, opportunities for further study and flexible part-time commitment. To register for this event click here.

Musical Theatre 101 at National Institute of Dramatic Art, Southbank –16 to 20 January 2023

Designed for students in Year 11 and 12 who are passionate about musical theatre. Learn songs, choreographed dance routines and apply NIDA acting principles in an energised approach to all things musical theatre. Be guided in a reliable approach to song and dance routines and examine what it means to complete a show stopping musical theatre audition! Find out more here.

Outward Bound Leadership Adventure, Tharwa ACT – 16 to 20 January 2023

A chance for young adults ages 16 to 24 years to discover their leadership skills and strengths. Meet like-minded connections and add a highlight experience to your resume. This is a 5-day leadership program for emerging adults ages 16 to 24. Your group will need to work together while organising camp, cooking on fires, navigating through the wilderness, and summiting peaks. The individual challenges such as high ropes and abseil are supported by your two Outward Bound facilitators, who will expertly explore and discuss how to apply these experiences to your life back home. 

For more details go to:

Exploring volunteering opportunities in the summer holidays

Volunteering is a great way to develop important work and life skills and the summer holidays is a great time for students to explore such opportunities. Becoming a volunteer not only helps others but is rewarding and of great value to you. Study Work Grow lists several ways volunteering can benefit you such as learning new skills, giving your resume a boost and standing out in tertiary applications, forming connections and networking, plus personal development and positive impacts on your health. 

Visit the Youth Central – Volunteering website for information on what volunteering is, how to find volunteer work and organisations that accept volunteers


Clarissa Jacques

Careers & Pathways Coordinator