Careers News

Compass Career News 

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

Items in the 4 September 2020 Career News

  • Dates to Diarise in Term 3 (Year 12s)
  • News from Monash University
    • Important Notice for Domestic Medicine Applicants
  • Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health at University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Educational Studies at ACU
  • UniMelb Residential Colleges Virtual Open Day - 12 September
  • Snapshot of the University of Adelaide in 2020
  • Law Undergraduate Degrees in Victoria in 2020
  • Paralegal Degrees in Victoria in 2020

Items in the 11 September 2020 Career News

  • Dates to Diarise in Term 3 (Year 12s)
  • Diploma in General Studies (DiGS) at the University of Melbourne
  • News from Swinburne University
    • Upcoming Virtual Events
    • Nursing at Swinburne Webinar Recording
  • News from the University of Sydney
    • The Future Leaders Scheme
    • The Academic Excellence Scheme
  • News from Victoria University
    • Important changes to the Bachelor of Nursing at VU
    • New Courses in 2021
      • Bachelor of Applied Movement Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy
      • Bachelor of Nutritional Science/Master of Dietetics
  • Snapshot of Charles Sturt University (CSU) in 2020
  • Media, Communication & Journalism Degrees in Victoria in 2020
  • Medical Imaging Courses in Victoria in 2020

Tertiary Virtual Open Days

Virtual Open Days are running throughout September with some of the past events still available for students to access. Attending these tertiary info events is highly recommended as they provide a unique and valuable opportunity to explore course options and learn about courses of interest from academics and current students, plus explore the services and facilities the institutions have to offer. See the below document for a list of the 2020 Virtual Open Days and advice on Getting the most out of a Virtual Open Day 


Please note: as some run on the same day, students are encouraged to register for as many as possible so as to receive notifications from the institutions including recordings of the event if available.



Your Fed Future Webinars

Join Federation University for their webinar series to learn more about our campuses, discipline areas and programs. Upcoming webinars in September include:

If you’ve missed a webinar, don’t worry, please view our webinar listing online (46 topics have been explored to date) and then, request to view a recording.

Crimson Education Webinar: Aiming for Harvard, Stanford and Oxford? 

Hear admissions secrets from a successful admit to all three! – Wednesday 16 September at 6:00pm


Crimson Education CEO, Jamie Beaton, will be sharing his advice for families considering overseas study based on his journey going from high school in Auckland to studying at Harvard, Stanford and Oxford while working alongside world leaders and founding a global education company. Topics covered by Jamie include:

  • My application experience and the challenges I faced
  • How I focused on each part of the application
  • What I did for extra currriculars and how I made them resonate
  • How the admissions landscape is changing - including the admissions process
  • Why the impacts and opportunities that come with a top university degree are more powerful than ever
  • How I succeeded in pressure cookers like Harvard, Stanford and Oxford
  • The amazing support given to international students
  • International uni application tips
  • Q&A

For further info about this event and to register your wish to attend click here.

Deakin CASPer Webinar – Wednesday 16 September at 5:00pm

Deakin School of Education invites students and parents to learn more about the CASPer test. Students applying to study teaching in 2021 must successfully complete the CASPer test, an online situational judgement test that measures non-academic suitability for teaching. The webinar will cover: 

  • How CASPer works and what to expect
  • Helpful tips on how to prepare for the CASPer test
  • Upcoming CASPer dates, how to sign up and reserve a test
  • Why students are required to sit the test
  • How is CASPer assessed and what does it mean?

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. If you are unable to watch the information session on Zoom, simply register and you will be sent a copy of the recording after the event. Register here.

Deakin Preferencing Support for your Year 12 Students

Deakin ready to support students through preferencing in their VTAC course application. Whether students need help choosing a course that matches their passions, assistance with their application or more information on our study options, our experts will be available to provide the personalised support they need. Online consultations are available from 14–30 September 2020. Early bookings are encouraged to avoid missing out. 

ACU Talk with Industry Series

Join ACU for one of their Talk with Industry events, a series of webinar panel discussions featuring ACU graduates across a range of different professions. Get helpful advice and find out what it’s really like to work in your area of interest. Join one of the Talk with Industry webinars to hear from ACU graduates about their work experiences and get tips and advice for pursuing a career in your area of interest. Find out more and register at the following webinar links:

My Career Match revamped 

RMIT have revamped the look and feel of their free to use My Career Match online career profile assessment tool. Students complete the easy-to-use, 10-minute assessment which takes into consideration their interests, skills and personality. The RMIT career profile will present you with a wide range of career options that you may not have considered before. On completion, students (and their parent if selected) will receive a full report that shows: 

• their personality type the qualities they would bring to a job; 

• their natural gifts and talents; 

• careers that are a good match for them; 

• information to use in your resume or CV; and 

• a list of RMIT courses that could lead to your chosen career. 

For more information, and for students complete their My Career Match profile, click here.

Australian Government Study Assist – Beyond School Study Guide

The Beyond School Study Guide is a useful tool for information about tertiary study and government help. Check out the factsheets on each of the HELP loans, different pathways to university, and compare what study might look like in higher education and vocational education and training (VET). Access and download the guide by clicking here.

Tax File Number (TFN) required for tertiary study

Students will need a tax file number for starting work (part-time and full-time) and all students planning on a tertiary education require one when they start. Importantly, current Year 12 students are reminded that they cannot enrol in a CSP (Commonwealth Support Place) course at university without a Tax File Number, so will need to get an application submitted before the end of year. Students must apply for a TFN online and have their identity verified through an interview at a participating Australia Post office. To apply and also to find out about participating Post Offices, visit TFN Application.


Clarissa Jacques

Careers & Pathways Co-ordinator