Friday 18 August 2023

Careers Education Leader

  • Open Days and Tertiary Applications
  • St John Ambulance Youth Volunteers
  • Casual Work
  • Open Days and Tertiary Applications
  • St John Ambulance Youth Volunteers
  • Casual Work

Open Days

All Year 10 to 12 students are encouraged to attend these in August every year. These are an opportunity to check out campuses and courses of interest. Year 10 is a great time to being these visits.

The final Open Days are on this Sunday at University of Melbourne and Victoria University, click here.

Year 10 ‘I Plan’ Session

During the subject selection process, students were able to research all Victorian university and vocational education courses and their VCE subject prerequisites. This ensures their choices reflect their interests and covers their future study aspirations. Students continue to use their Morrisby Careers Planner to focus their research.

Year 12 Tertiary Applications

Tertiary applications are open for 2024. A VTAC Registration session occurred in the week of 31 July, where Year 12 students registered and began their tertiary applications. All students will have a meeting with a careers advisor this term, to assist with the application process. Parents are welcome to attend these appointments.

Early Entry Programs

There are many early entry programs now being offered by universities. Successful applicants can gain entry into their preferred, or pathway course with a lower, or no ATAR (minimum study scores required).

Universities use a range of criteria for selecting successful applicants. These differ according to each tertiary program. Criteria can include:

  • Year 11 results,
  • employability/transferable skills,
  • demonstration of the institution’s values
  • volunteering at school or in the community

A clear message to all students is to do their best at school and to get involved in their school or local community. See here for further specific early entry information

St John Ambulance Youth Volunteers

This is a great volunteering opportunity in Moonee Valley for students interested in health care and paramedicine. Students receive training and attend several community events each year providing first aid services with St John. It is a recognised program for university early entry and looks great on your Resume. To express you interest, click here

Casual Work

To develop work skills, students are encouraged to find casual work. Students can find casual work on SEEK and many other employment websites. Going into local businesses with an updated Resume is another good way to find work. Positions are advertised on Ave Learning student notices as they arise, such as Royal Melbourne Show currently and local businesses.

Newsletter articles available here. Topics this week include:

  • Tertiary applications – resources SEAS and Applications webinars
  • Open days this weekend
  • Scholarships
  • The University of Melbourne – 2024 Guaranteed ATARs for the Access Melbourne applicants
  • ADF Gap Year Program
  • Information for students who recently sat the UCAT
  • Applications for Performing Arts courses
  • VCE subject prerequisites for health and medical science courses
  • Agriculture camp – Defying the Drift Year 10 and 11 students
  • Work experience opportunities (15+)
  • Exciting career development programs (Portsea Camp, Ocean Youth, St John Cadets, ADF Cadets)
  • Would you like to study in the UK or US in the future?
  • Victoria Police – changes to entry requirements
  • Upcoming events
Mrs Poppy Ibrahim
Careers Education Leader