Careers and Pathways

Careers News

Year 12

Please book in for a compulsory Careers Interview to discuss career pathways after Year 12. Make a booking on the Careers interview sheet outside of the Careers Office.


Year 11

If Year 11 students want to discuss career options they are welcome to book an interview with Careers on the interview sheet outside the Careers Office.


Year 10

Work Experience for Year 10s will be held from Monday 24 June to Friday 28 June 2019. Students need to explore websites and talk to family and friends of family about opportunities to do work experience. Students need to obtain placements by the end of term 1. Students will look at work experience options during Pathways classes. Students are welcome to come to the Careers Office to discuss Work Experience options.


Information sessions 

VCE & Careers Expo – Caulfield Racecourse Thursday 2 May – Friday 3 May, 9am-3pm Saturday 4 May – Sunday 5 May, 10am-4pm Station Street, Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield • Information and resources for the VCE • Information about university, TAFE and training courses • Career advice • Study advice • Employment advice and opportunities • Apprenticeship and traineeship advice • International exchange and gap year programs


Victoria University – Dermal Sciences Information Sessions Monday 9 & 16 September – Monday 28 October – Monday 18 November | City Queen Campus/Online Upcoming information sessions are being held to give you the chance to learn more about studying acute and chronic skin conditions (dermal therapies). Find out more –


What is the CASPer test? From 2018, The State Government of Victoria requires all students who wish to enrol in accredited Initial Teacher Education courses to complete a personal attributes test as part of an application for admission. These degrees equip you to be formally accredited for teaching in schools accredited Initial Teacher Education courses to complete a personal attributes test as part of an application for admission. These degrees equip you to be formally accredited for teaching in schools. Sem 1, 2019 Test dates to be confirmed CASPer can only be written once for Australian Education between September 1 and August 31 of any given year. Find out more from La Trobe


Key 2019-2020 VTAC application dates

Indicative dates for key 2019-2020 VTAC application deadlines are now available below. Comprehensive dates and fees for this application period will be published on the VTAC website at the conclusion of the mid-year 2019 application period. Applications open for courses, SEAS, scholarships 9am Monday 5 August 2019 Timely applications for tertiary courses close 5pm Monday 30 September 2019 Late applications for tertiary courses close 5pm Friday 1 November 2019 Very late applications for tertiary courses close 5pm Friday 6 December 2019 SEAS and scholarships applications close 5pm Friday 11 October 2019 ATAR release to VCE students 7am Friday 13 December 2019 (TBC) December undergraduate domestic change of preference close 12pm Wednesday 18 December 2019 January offer round 1 domestic Wednesday 15 January 2020




TAFE, VET & Apprenticeships

Mission Australia – Transition to Work – Trainees & Apprentices Our Transition to Work service can help you to build your skills and confidence and support you into work or education, including apprenticeships or traineeships. We’ll work together on a Job plan that helps you achieve your education or employment goals. Read more –


Thiess – Apprentices Our Apprenticeship Program is a great way to kick start your career and secure a pathway into our large and diverse workforce. By combining paid work and training, you will learn the practical skills that we require of our team and gain a nationally recognised qualification along the way. All of our block theory components are delivered through nationally registered training organisations and we offer a number of apprenticeships annually through the program. Read more –


Scholarships & Competitions

Choosi Futures Grant Program Closes: October 31, 2019.

You must be enrolled full-time in an accredited Australian Education Institution and be studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in Medicine, Health Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Specialist Healthcare and more. To apply for the Choosi Futures Grant Program, you will need to write an essay on why you want to work in your selected industry and the difference you hope to make in your particular field of study. Read more – Indigenous scholarships with the International College of Hotel Management The Bridging the Gap Foundation (the Foundation) has partnered with the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) to provide two scholarships for Indigenous students to attend the College and study hospitality. Scholarships are available for intake July 2019. For more information, contact Senem Ertaylan, Manager Admissions and Administration, ICHM on or 08 8228 3620. Read more here



 Australian Defence Force – Gap Year A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force is not only a chance to experience what a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force could be like, but also to have a year full of adventure, new friends, new skills, leadership, and travel. An ADF Gap Year is a truly unique opportunity for you to grow and figure out what next step you’ll take in life. Read more –


Rotary Youth Exchange Australia Rotary Youth Exchange is registered with State and Territory Education Authorities to provide Secondary Student Exchange Programs. As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend up to 12 months living and studying overseas. During your exchange, you’ll learn a lot about yourself,

the culture of your adopted host families and the diversity of your host country. Find out more – Study Overseas The Australian Government has a Study Overseas – Student Information Gateway website with tips, advice and resources to make it all happen. Read more –


 Year 13 – Gap Year Year13 Gaps is your one-stop shop for planning, managing and booking your gap year. As the leading website for school leavers in Australia, Year13 provides a huge range of gap year programs to suit any post-school adventure. No matter whether you’re looking to travel, work, volunteer, or just get down and party, we’ve got the gap year for you – plus a myriad of options in between. So, what are you waiting for? Check out what experiences we have on offer and start planning the best year of your life. Read more –


Carole Marcianti and Karen Riding 

The Careers Team