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Year 11 and 12

Year 11 and 12s should attend as many Open Days at Universities as possible to gain an understanding of their chosen courses. Please see compass for Open Day information.


Subject Selection for Year 11 into Year 12 for next year is scheduled on Friday 26 July, 2019. Students must consider subjects that they are interested in and are required (prerequisities) for university or TAFE.


Year 10

The Year 10s completed Work Experience from Monday 24 June to Friday 28 June, 2019. The students went to a variety of places including CSIRO, PWC, 3AW, Ringwood Magistrates Court, Deakin University and the Epworth Hospital. Students were visited by teachers and the students gained a better understanding of the workplace.




Three Year 10 students during Work Experience Week


Year 10s should attend as many Open Days at Universities as possible to gain valuable information about courses and to get an understanding of the campuses and how to access them.


Year 9

In Term 1, DET introduced a Career Program for all Year 9 students which is being rolled out across Victoria.  The program includes a student career test and a 30 minute interview with a consultant to discuss the results of their career test.


Student interviews will finalised early in Term 3. Parents are very welcome to come to the interview with the Consultant and your child.



Dookie Day

22 September 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dookie Campus, University of Melbourne

Dookie Day showcases the University’s teaching, industry engagement, research and capabilities.

Visitors are able to discover the University’s agricultural and veterinary science courses, meet students and watch presentations, see new developments in agricultural research and technology and listen to seminars presented by scientific experts.

Find out more:


Deakin – Step On Campus

Students can find out more about university life, study areas and gain a feel for the campus from your tour guide, a current Deakin student.

Note: the website has the Term 1 dates, these dates are for Term 3 Holidays 2019.

24 September, 10am and 12pm Waterfront

24 September, 10am and 12pm Warrnambool

25 September, 10am and 12pm Burwood

26 September, 10am and 12pm Waurn Ponds

Find out more:


Cabin Crew Career Session, Melbourne

25 July 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Qantas Flight Training Centre, York Street, Airport West

Aviation Australia’s Cabin Crew Career Information Sessions offer you the chance to learn about our world-class training, see the flight safety training facilities and learn from industry experts on what options are available for you to start your career as a flight attendant.

Find out more:


William Angliss Institute | Open Day, Melbourne

3 August 2019, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

William Angliss Institute

If you’re considering an exciting career in foods, tourism, hospitality or events, be sure to visit William Angliss Institute at their annual Melbourne open day.

Open Day is your chance to speak to staff and students to find out more about studying at William Angliss Institute.

Find out more:


AIE | Information Evening, Melbourne

19 September 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Information Evening.

The evening will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. Student work will be on display and our teachers will be available to speak with you one on one about our courses and how AIE can get you into a creative career.

Find out more:


5 Tips to get the most out of your time at Open Days

Open Days are heaps of fun and, apart from getting there, they’re free.

So while it’s not a bad way to spend a day out of your weekend, you might as well do yourself a favour and really milk the experience.

Read the tips here -


Tertiary Admission Centres | Application Open Dates 2019

If you’re wanting to apply for Uni starting in 2020, you might need to apply through a Tertiary Admission Centre (TAC), and you should start the process soon.


What is a TAC?

TACs are centralised processing institutions, set up to handle the large number of Uni applications each year. They’ll deal with your application and be the ones to let you know of any offers (unless you’re applying directly to the Uni).

If you’re applying for Uni, you’ll need an ATAR or OP ranking number. You’ll be notified of your ATAR result by the relevant TAC for your state.

Lots of Universities encourage applications through the TACs. As you can imagine it’s a whole lot easier for the Uni as they don’t have to wade through all the applications, process them and respond.

For some Universities you can only apply through the relevant TAC. Other Universities will allow you to apply directly to them,