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Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday Dec 5 (Posted: 05/12/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 10-12: Monash University Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine reality check - The only direct entry medicine course available for school leavers in Victoria, Monash's Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine is seen by many as an ideal post-school option. And while it's a great choice for those of you who know that becoming a medical doctor is their career ambition, be aware of how difficult it is to be offered a spot straight from school. Monash has just supplied the 2018 application figures which are shown below: as you can see, less than 1 in 5 students post-ATAR & post-UMAT (not UCAT) made it to an interview, and of that, only about a third actually got in! Remember, it's ultimately only 1 of your (up to) 8 VTAC preferences!

  2. Yrs 9-12: Collarts' industry partners - Collarts is a private college located in the Melbourne area offering courses in the following study areas:

      - Animation & VFX
      - Audio Engineering
      - Comedy
      - Content Creation
      - Entertainment Journalism
      - Entertainment Management
      - Fashion Marketing
      - Fashion & Sustainability
      - Interior Design
      - Music Performance
      - Music Production
    They have a heavy focus on industry partnerships and industry-based learning. To view a list of Collarts’ industry partners, 
    click here.

  3. Yrs 7-12: What is a cartographer? Cartographers produce maps, charts and plan. From interactive maps to driving directions, they might be used by individuals, businesses, or specific industries (e.g. oceanographic or military). Although it might sound like a career from centuries gone by, cartographers are more in demand now than ever and jobs are expected to increase over the coming years...oh, and they average just under $2,000 a week! If you love maps and geography, you’re great at researching with good technical skills and design abilities, then a career as a cartographer could suit you down to the ground. To learn more, click here.

Selected opportunities:

 

  1. Yrs 9-12: RSPCA Vet for a Day - Do you think of yourself as an animal doctor? Come and discover what it is like to be an RSPCA Vet or Vet nurse on Wednesday January 15. Your day will include:
      - Learning skills needed to working in a vet clinic, including the art of suturing and veterinary pathology tests.
      - Viewing live surgery in the working operating theatre.
      - Assisting with the preventative health care of the barn animals.
      - Going on a behind the scenes of one of the busiest Vet clinics in Victoria.
    Discovering the various career pathways that can help you reach your goals, including working closely with a Vet and a Vet nurse who will gladly discuss their roles and share their expertise with you. To learn more & register, click here.

  2. Yrs 9-12: Casual employment - With Christmas & the January holidays just around the corner, it’s a very busy time for many businesses and employers are now hiring casual staff. You can sign up for employment opportunities at the following websites:
      - Boost Juice
      - Bunnings
      - Coles
      - Cotton On
      - Donut King
      - Hungry Jacks
      - IGA Supermarkets
      - KFC 
      - Kmart
      - McDonalds
      - Myer
      - Officeworks
      - Red Rooster
      - Sportsgirl
      - Target
      - Woolworths

    About 80% of all job vacancies aren’t advertised, so it is crucial that you market yourself to businesses with an excellent resume and cover letter. Make sure you tell as many people as possible that you are looking for work as often employers rely on ‘word of mouth’ to recruit for their positions.

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday Dec 4 (Posted: 04/12/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 11&12: A career in Policing - Victoria Police are in the midst of their biggest recruitment drive ever, seeking 3,000 new officers by 2021. While the role of a Police Officer is challenging, it is also rewarding, providing the opportunity to make a difference to the Victorian community every shift. Victoria Police has four different roles available for students who might be interested in pursuing a career in policing. Click each for more information. 
      - 
    Police Officer
      - Protective Services Officer
      - Police Custody Officer
      - Victorian Public Servant
    As they cannot get around to all schools, they have developed a 25min information video on YouTube, answering all the questions you may have about how to join, what's involved, and the benefits of the career opportunity. To view, click here.
     

  2. Yrs 10-12: Higher education traineeship through Swinburne University - If you are passionate about science, maths & engineering; keen to make a positive difference, and will relish the opportunity to learn about emerging technologies and practices, Swinburne University is offering a brand new Associate Degree (2yrs) in Applied Technologies for you to consider. It will equip you with essential professional and technical skills in one of three specialisations: Advanced Manufacturing, Building Information Modelling or Cloud Technologies. Up to 20 positions are available with a range of Melbourne based manufacturing and design organisations that are participating in this innovative Higher Apprenticeship Learning Model, where Higher Apprentices (you) will be paid while you learn. For information on the course and the entry requirements (this is NOT through VTAC), click here.

  3. Yrs 9-12: What tech jobs can I get at a bank? Thinking of studying computer science or software engineering, but not sure where your degree could take you? Remember, your degree opens doors you may never have thought of, in places you may never have thought of...including a bank? These 5 computer science grads, all with different job titles, all work at the Commonwealth Bank, and they all have different usages for their similar degrees (including getting paid to try & hack the bank!) Click here to read more.

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yr12: Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship - Are you intrigued by technology and how it can change the world for the better? Westpac Young Technologists Scholarships are designed specifically for high school graduates who are passionate about technology and eager to explore its potential for good. You could get $5,000 per year over three years, be provided with internships introducing you to unique networking opportunities, and you’ll become a lifelong member of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network, an inclusive group of some of the brightest young minds in Australia. Westpac are looking for curious young minds, open to new ideas and untapped opportunities. If this sounds like you, click here to read more - direct applications only.

  2. Yrs 9-11: Work Experience 2020: The Florey Institute - The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is one of the largest and highly respected brain research centres in the world. Their teams work on a range of serious diseases including stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neurone diseases, depression and addiction. Students interested in neuroscience, brain diseases and disorders, biomedical science, mental health and medicine etc., are invited to apply for work experience in 2020. More information can be found on the relevant listing on the 'School Listed Opportunities' page (under 'Workplace Learning') on siriuscollegecareers.com.
     

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

Career Development Daily News Fix: Monday Dec 2 (Posted: 02/12/2019)

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We've been away on professional development last week, but we're back for the last week of 2019! 

News & information:

  1. Yr12: VTAC/ATAR assistance - A reminder to all Year 12 students that members of the Sirius College Career Development Department will be available to assist you on the day of your ATAR release, Thursday December 12, during regular school hours (8:30am-4pm). You don't need to make an appointment (you can if you want to) - just turn up on your campus & assistance will be available for you. As for Friday, it's best to call your campus to confirm availability, as staff may be involved in staff end-of-year events at certain times through the day. From Saturday onwards (December round preferences close at 4pm that day), eMail Mr. Scott directly for assistance: scott.westray@sirius.vic.edu.au.

  2. Yrs 9-12: My First Full-Time Job Was A Flop And I’m Okay With It - Chloe started working straight after finishing school. Sadly, she learned a lot about what’s not okay. She also learned how a bad job can teach you really good lessons about your work life and self. Here’s Chloe’s story and some tips for anyone seeking or starting their first full-time gig - even if you're still in school, the tips are worthwhile! Click here to read more. 

  3. Yrs 9-12: Careers in Early Childhood Education - The Victorian Government has developed a fantastic website promoting careers in early childhood education and care. The site contains information about careers in early childhood education, study pathways, financial support to study, and free TAFE courses etc. For information, click here.

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yr12: ANU Advisory Day - The ANU Advisory Days are being held across Australia to answer questions from prospectve students and give you an insight into what life at ANU is really like. You will be able to meet current students and ANU staff who will share their experiences of learning in Australia’s capital. For Melbourne, the event is being held on Wednesday December 18, and you should register your attendance. For more information & to register, click here.

     

  2. Yrs 9-11: Work Experience 2020: Academy of Interactive Entertainment - The AIE Work Experience Program is a great way for secondary school students in years 10 to 12 to learn about the interactive entertainment and digital industries. The week will open the door to the range of career possibilities in the industry and allow students to get hands-on with the tools of the trade. The Work Experience Program encompasses a range of activities including 3D animation, programming, QA testing and much more. To see availability and register for work experience at the Melbourne campus, click here.
     

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

Career Development Daily News Fix: Friday Nov 22 (Posted: 22/11/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 7-12: $83,000 annually: Are tradies Australia's new rich? A career in the trades could help you to start earning straight away and set you up with a future-proof career. Plus, there is always the option of returning to uni later in life if you decide that other qualifications could benefit you further. Air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics were found to be Australia’s richest tradespeople, earning $83,278 annually, followed by electricians who earn $82,782 then fitters and turners who make $79,170 a year. Some university degrees are preparing graduates for careers, which will be obsolete in years to come. The trade industry is future-proof. You’ll always have skills that are in high demand. To read more, click here.
     

  2. Yrs 9-12: Ever wonder what it's like to be a Physiotherapist? If Physiotherapy is an option for your future, VTAC's Careers Hub has produced a 3-page information sheet, with interviews notes from a practicing Physiotherapist. Dad-to-day role, the need for ongoing professional learning, personal qualities you need, profession highlights & lowlights, misconceptions of the profession, and advice for aspiring physios. To read, click here,

  3. Yrs 9-12: Want to be a pilot? The sky is the limit for students wishing to undertake an Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) at RMIT – with over 3,000 pilots successfully graduating since 1994. The course is undertaken over 2yrs, during which you will gain experience through classroom theory and practical training at RMIT's state-of-the-art facilities in either Point Cook or Bendigo. You will also benefit from RMIT’s long history in training professional pilots and industry connections, with the opportunity to take part in the Qantas Future Pilot Program. With the newly introduced government funding, students can now access increased Higher Education Loan (HELP) loans. There simply couldn’t be a better time to consider a career in aviation. To learn more about the course, click here. Visit one of RMIT's information sessions which will run up until 17 December – register here.

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yrs 9-12: RSPCA Animal Career Discovery Day - As the leading animal welfare organisation in Victoria, the RSPCA utilises a range of skilled staff to care for animals and campaign for better animal welfare. They invite all those from Yrs 9 & above interested in a career in the industry to come and learn about working in animal care and talk with skilled professionals who are actively working in animal care and protection. Gain insight from current industry specialists and unlock pathways to a fulfilling career with animals on Tuesday December 10. For more information & to register your attendance, click here.

  2. Yrs 9-11: Work Experience 2020: County Court of Victoria - The County Court of Victoria accepts work experience applications from secondary students throughout the year. Placements fill up quickly - especially given the Supreme Court & Victorian Bar no longer accept placements - so apply early to avoid disappointment. More information can be found on the relevant listing on the 'School Listed Opportunities' page (under 'Workplace Learning') on siriuscollegecareers.com
     

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday Nov 21 (Posted: 21/11/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 9-12: Have you considered a STEM career in Defence? Defence Science and Technology supports our defence capabilities, allowing us to apply science and tech skills to safeguard Australia. The effectiveness of biofuels in military vehicles, autonomous drone networks, camouflaged uniforms and a soldier's diet is all research backed by DST. There are many STEM career opportunities in Defence! To learn more, click here.

  2. Yrs 11 & 12: New RMIT Course: Bachelor of Space Science - Did you know the Australian Space Agency has just signed a deal with NASA to head back to the moon in 2024? After years of relying on mining for our economic growth, Australia has invested in the space race to kick start the economy – with a view to create 20,000 extra jobs by 2030. For budding astrophiles, the good news is that RMIT has introduced the Bachelor of Space Science. To learn more, click here.

  3. Yrs 9-12: University course search tool - The Course Seeker website contains a national course comparison tool which allows students to search, select and compare higher education courses and filter search results by ATAR, study area and location. If you're interested in looking outside of Victoria for tertiary opportunities post-school, click here.

Selected opportunities:

  1. EMC & MFC Yrs 7-12: Hume City Council Youth Summit 2020 - Calling all young people who are passionate about mental health! The Hume Youth Summit will provide a space for young people to share their ideas on how to improve youth mental health and emotional wellbeing. The Working Group will start planning in February to deliver the summit in June 2020. You will share ideas (and snacks!) with other young people who will help plan, deliver and evaluate the Hume Youth Summit. If interested, click here for more information.

  2. Yr12: RMIT Business Catch-ups - Year 12 students interested in Business can check out where you could be studying in 2020 and take the opportunity to ask any last-minute questions to current a Business student whilst touring the City campus on either November 29 or December 4. In order to help you make the best choice for your future, join RMIT for a tour of their City Campus where all of their Business programs are taught. If you're interested in taking this opportunity up (you need to register!), click here.

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday Nov 19 (Posted: 19/11/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 11 & 12: Results access reminder - A simple visual reminder of how to access your ATAR and/or Study Score/s on December 12 - some things to do prior:

  2. Yrs 9-12: 10 cool animal jobs you could get with an animal science degree - It’s a well-known fact that not all med students become doctors (That's right! There's more careers with medicine that just a medical doctor!!!) So, why do people still think that studying an animal science degree corners you into a career as a vet? This versatile degree is anything but a one-trick pony, so Careers with STEM have come up with 10 awesome (and unexpected) animal science careers to prove it. Click here to read more.

  3. Yrs 9-12: The many faces of cybersecurity - Almost everything can be connected to the internet — or it will be, in the coming years. But if our doors are locked by smart home devices, unlocking them just needs a keyboard and some know-how. If you can pay for a coffee with your phone or watch, what will the next generation of thieves look like? World War III could be fought in drone strikes and infrastructure hacks. With the rise of the Internet of Things, advanced cybersecurity will need to be considered every step of the way. And it’ll need to be addressed at all levels by individuals, companies and governments. For that, we need people of all skillsets and backgrounds. To learn more, click here.

Selected opportunities:

  1. EMC, MFC & IDC Yrs 7-12: EDFL Umpiring - If you want to gain fitness, friendships & some money along the way, this could a great opportunity for you. Essendon District AFL League are seeking new umpires for the 2020 season.
      - Develop your enterprise skills - Umpiring can build your confidence, teach you to make important decisions under pressure, and improve your interpersonal and communication skills.

     - Get paid to get fit - Imagine how much easier it would be to be paid to be fit and healthy.  Well with Umpiring, you can! We have regular, structured training sessions.
      - Have fun!! Finally, but most importantly, umpiring can be great fun! You make lots of friends, have fantastic and sometimes challenging experiences while meeting lots of diverse people. People umpire because they enjoy the challenge. It’s a great way to be involved in AFL.
    If you're interested in learning more, click here for details about the next umpire training session in January 2020.

  2. Yrs 11 & 12 female students: AusNet Services Women in Engineering Scholarship - FYI for Yr11s, definitely a consideration for Yr12s interested in this field. AusNet Services Women in Engineering Scholarship If you’re a highly motivated female student interested in a career in engineering, Deakin Uni encourages you to apply for an AusNet Services Women in Engineering Scholarship. A cash payment up to $10 000 per year for full time study is available for the recepient. You must apply direct for this scholarship - your VTAC scholarship application WILL NOT target this opportunity. To learn more & apply, click here.

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

Career Development Daily News Fix: Friday Nov 15 (Posted: 15/11/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 9-12: Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music to create next generation of Australian popular music artists - In the cut-throat world of popular music, young musicians and performers are more likely to outshine their competition if they have insight into all aspects of the industry. With this is mind, the Monash Uni music school is launching a Popular Music specialisation in 2020, specially designed to give future stars a launching pad for success. Popular Music will include performance studies, songwriting workshops and music production opportunities. To learn more, click here.

  2. Yr12: VTAC offers reminders - Now you are either finishing off or have finished your VCE exams, it's time to obviously relax & celebrate, but also with one eye to the next step: ATAR release & tertiary applications. With this in mind, it's well worth revising on what the offer rounds are through VTAC, how they work, when they occur & what you need to do. VTAC have all of this on a single page, so it's worth having a read over it. Click here to access.

  3. Yrs 7-12: Feeling puzzled about your career? (La Trobe Uni blog) The jigsaw analogy There’s a beautiful analogy that portrays our lives as one big, complex jigsaw. Drawing on his childhood, author and comedian Daniel Sloss revealed his father’s words about the meaning of life. His father said, ‘We’re all piecing together our own jigsaws with every lesson we learn and everything we experience in life; the problem is that we all lost the jigsaw box so we must guess what the complete picture looks like.’ The jigsaw analogy is about relationships, but you can apply it to career too. To read more on some of the steps you can take to start piecing together your career puzzle, click here.

  4. Yr12: La Trobe Uni Aiia Maasarwe Scholarship - La Trobe University has welcomed the creation of a perpetual scholarship honouring Aiia Maasarwe. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar recently announced they had jointly set up the scholarship. Scholarship recipients will receive the equivalent of up to $22,000 a year or up to $66,000 over 3 years. The scholarship will be offered for study in 2020 for undergraduate or postgraduate students, with applications now open. To learn more about this perpetual scholarship, click here.

Selected opportunities:

  1. KBC Yr9: Work Experience 2020: Victoria Police - In Terms 1 & 2 of 2020, KBC students are the only one of the 4 campuses that have the opportunity to undertake a Work Experience placement with Victoria Police. All other campuses missed out, but will try again for Terms 3 & 4. KBC Yr9 students, this may be your ONLY chance to take up an opportunity like this, so if you are interested, YOU MUST ACT FAST! Ms. Whitworth has sent you all a SEQTA message with more information about this (including the closing date for applications...it's next week at some stage...), so check out what she's informed you & act asap if you want to be nominated for this awesome experience!
     

  2. Yr12: Monash Uni Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences campus tours - The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is running tours of its state-of-the-art facilities with the opportunity to meet current students and academic staff. Have your questions about course content, student life, career outcomes and entry requirements answered. If you're looking at studying with Monash Uni in 2020 or beyond, you are invited tour their campus, book a careers advice appointment or 'chat to a current student' studying a course that interests you. To learn more, click here.

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday Nov 14 (Posted: 14/11/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 10-12: New Monash B Arts/B Criminology double degree - This new Arts/Criminology double degree gives you the opportunity to take up the APAC accredited psychology major and access to the Monash Global Immersion Guarantee. You will develop expert knowledge about crime and the criminal justice system, and develop a global societal perspective with this double degree. You could also consider natural pairings with criminology, such as, sociology, behavioural studies, gender studies, anthropology and philosophy. And all you need is English; the Selection Rank is not yet established given it's new! For more information, click here.

  2. Yrs 9-12: MyHealthCareer - My Health Career is a fantastic website that has career resources such as information sheets and videos about careers in several health fields including physiotherapy, dentistry, optometry and occupational therapy. To learn about these & many more career options in this biggest sector of the Australian Labour Market, click here.

  3. Yrs 9-12: Study Fashion Marketing at Collarts - If you dream of a career as a fashion brand manager, visual merchandiser, buyer, fashion blogger, wholesale account manager, stylist, fashion publicist, event manager or creative director, then a degree in Fashion Marketing is for you. At Collarts, you will be taught and mentored by industry experts who are currently working within major brands, fashion houses and ad agencies. You will learn about fundamental topics such as the history of fashion, styling, fashion merchandising, entrepreneurship, and marketing & PR.  You'll also get a range of real-life industry experiences so that you are career-ready when you graduate. For information on the degree, click here.

Selected opportunities:

  1. EMC, IDC & KBC Yrs 8 & 9: ENGage ENGineer - ENGage, ENGineer is a FREE new initiative brought to you by Robogals Monash and Female Engineers at Monash (FEM) aiming to expose high school students to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM). This two day event held at Monash University, Clayton involves a variety of workshops and activities run by different organisations and student teams. The activities aim to take 2020 Year 9 and 10 students on a journey to learn about the different types of engineering, and the future careers which exist for you in STEM. For more information & to register, click here.

  2. Yrs 10-12: Filmmaking Summer School - This intensive summer school is taught by Australia’s leading film industry professionals and is suited to people from all ages and backgrounds. Held from January 3-12 at the University of Melbourne, if you have a passion for filmmaking and would like to learn new skills, work with industry experts, and meet like-minded young people from across Victoria, you should consider participating in this fantastic program. There is a cost involved, so decide whether the outlay is worth the expense. For more information, click here.

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday Nov 13 (Posted: 13/11/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yr11: Know the curriculum and research your career: preparing for Year 12 - This will be sent again next year, but given you're now moving into Units 3 & 4 studies, this is worth a read. At the start of each year, thousands of students across Australia begin their final year of schooling. The certificate they receive will vary from state to state, and their post-secondary plans may be tertiary education, an apprenticeship or paid work. Whatever your aim, when it’s your turn to join this group, it’s important that you know how to prepare – Year 12 is likely to be one of the most difficult years you’ve encountered in your life so far. To gain some tips & tricks in preparing yourself for this final year of schooling, click here.

  2. Yrs 9-12: Five steps to become a Chartered Accountant - Accounting is the language of business, and so it is no surprise that a qualification as a Chartered Accountant is considered to be the ‘passport to the world’ for any aspiring professional. The qualification not only demonstrates to potential employers that you’re serious about a career in business, and too, top of your field; but importantly it opens the doors to international opportunities in just about any industry imaginable. Learn more about this career opportunity by clicking here.

  3. Yrs 9-12: Becoming a teacher via the University of Melbourne - Teaching is a challenging yet rewarding profession, with teachers from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. At the Uni of Melbourne, teaching qualifications are gained through the Master of Teaching program, a 2yr graduate course you undertake after completing any undergraduate degree. Explore 8 different stories of UoM students, why they chose teaching, and how the Master of Teaching has readied them for the next step in their journey, by clicking here.

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yrs 9-11 (priority is Yr11 2020): Work Experience: Melbourne Theatre Company - Melbourne Theatre Company offers a limited number of work experience placements each year. Students are assigned to an MTC production for one week to observe rehearsals and assist with small stage management tasks as required. They strongly encourage those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply. Preference will be given to students in Year 11. More information can be found on the relevant listing on the 'School Listed Opportunities' page (under 'Workplace Learning') on siriuscollegecareers.com
     

  2. Yrs 10-12: Holmesglen/Saints Sports Program - Study Sport Development and Event Management, with special access to St Kilda Football Club's inner sanctum. The weekly timetable will feature three days of sessions and classroom-based learning, split between Holmesglen’s Moorabbin campus and Saints club facilities, PLUS one day of simulated activities. The combination Diploma of Sport Development & Diploma of Event Management course will give students special access to St Kilda Football Club and is perfect for your sports-loving students, who are looking for a career in the sports industry. Attend this new opportunity's information session on Monday, 25 November, meet and greet players and tour the facilities at RSEA Park. For more information & to register to attend, click here.
     

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday Nov 12 (Posted: 12/11/2019)

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News & information: Special focus on Vocational Education & Training

Vocational education and training (VET) includes traineeships, apprenticeships and TAFE study. 4 out of 5 parents report that they would prefer their child to go to university than study VET (evidence is found here) but it is crucial that both parents and students take the time to understand the VET sector, and that a preference for just university study may in some cases limit a young persons potential.

 

The world of work is changing - fast! As a result, between 20 – 30% of young people in Australia drop out of or change their university course within the first year. Many young people don’t even consider studying VET due to incorrect perceptions or through lack of understanding of the sector. It’s no secret that employers love job applicants who have TAFE qualifications (to prove that, click here for a 2:30min video hearing from industry), including those who graduate from a university degree with a VET qualification. VET graduates are considered to have ‘job ready’ skills and in the future labour market in Australia with 1 in every 2 young people expected to complete a Bachelor degree, it is more important than ever to have diverse skills, industry experience and more than one qualification (e.g. a Bachelor of Engineering with a TAFE Diploma in Project Management).

 

Some benefits of TAFE courses include:

  • Higher level courses (e.g., Diploma) can provide a direct pathway into university courses with credit - ALLOWING YOU TO AVOID THE ATAR.

  • Can give you the opportunity to trial an industry or career area before you commit to university study.

  • Can give you a qualification you can use to gain part time work whilst undertaking university study.

It is advisable that students consider undertaking VET study during their gap year (e.g., gap year traineeship or TAFE course) and concurrently with their university studies (if time permits). To search for VET options, use the following websites: 

 

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yrs 9-11: Work Experience: Phillip Island Nature Parks - Secondary School work experience opportunities are available primarily for year 10 students who have a passion for working in the environment. Students from other year levels will be considered upon application. The unique week-long program allows students to gain hands-on experience in many areas of the Nature Parks, including assisting rangers at the Penguin Parade, revegetation work with the Conservation team, koala enclosure maintenance at the Koala Reserve and daily farming activities on Churchill Island, among other opportunities. Applications are now open for 2020. More information can be found on the relevant listing on the 'School Listed Opportunities' page (under 'Workplace Learning') on siriuscollegecareers.com.
     

  2. Yrs 9-12: AIT Info Night - AIT's Info Night is perfect for those wanting to explore the endless opportunities available in the growing creative industry. This fun and interactive seminar on November 20 is a great way to get further information on their curriculum, course requirements, study pathways. During the Info Night, you’ll:
      - Learn about careers and study options in film production, 3D animation, digital media, game design, mobile apps and IT.
      - Take a campus tour
      - Learn about their $8,000 Scholarship for domestic students
    To learn more & to register,
    click here.

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

Career Development Daily News Fix: Monday Nov 11 (Posted: 11/11/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yr12: VTAC Gazette - VTAC have released their October gazette with course updates. If you have a preference for Academia, Box Hill Institute, CQUniversity, Deakin University, Holmesglen, La Trobe University, Melbourne Polytechnic, Monash University, RMIT University, Swinburne University or Victoria University listed, it is your responsibility to read the gazette & ensure that if your preference/s are listed, you make the changes as required. To access the gazette, go to the 'Students downloads (incl. all VTAC paperwork)' page inside your Student Secure Area on siriuscollegecareers.com

  2. Yrs 9-12: The Victorian Visitor Economy - Research from earlier this year has shown that Victoria’s visitor economy (the money people spend when they visit different areas of Victoria, whether they be Victorians or not eg. Hotels, restaurants, entertainment etc.) has reached $30 billion, which is just HUGE. With all of this money coming in, it means opportunities are growing very fast to make a career in this space. William Angliss & Victoria University have specialisations in this area, so to learn more about how to get a piece of that $30 billion dollars, click here for William Angliss's courses hub, and click here for VU's School for the Visitor Economy.

  3. Yrs 7-12: 7 things I wish I had known about money as a teenager - I've (ABC blogger Kate Crowhurst) managed to emerge into my young adult years still in the black, but I do find myself ruminating at times on how much more avocado toast I could be eating if I'd made better decisions with money as a teenager. Like allowing a super fund to take full advantage and bill 20-year-old me for a comprehensive life insurance policy I didn't need, or ask for. Or the Saturdays spent browsing for and buying fast fashion outfits, most of which barely left my wardrobe. So, in the spirit of an older sister, here are a few things about money I wish I'd known a little earlier. Click here to read more.

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yrs 8-12: JMC Academy January short courses - On January 20, let your interest in creative arts run wild with this JMC short course opportunity. Courses are being run in character design, recording & mixing a band, 'script to screen', and songwriting & production. To learn more about all of these opporunities, click here.

  2. Yrs 9-12: AIE Open Day - Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Open Day on Sat 16th November, 2019. The Melbourne campus will be opening its doors to visitors eager to find out about upcoming full-time and part-time courses. The day 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. To learn more, click here.

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

Career Development Daily News Fix: Friday Nov 8 (Posted: 08/11/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yr12: LinkedIn - An important tip for school leavers for getting a job is to create yourself a LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is like a professional Facebook account where you can blog, comment on professional discussions, and build a professional portfolio that aligns with your resume. This needs to be developed over a period of years before graduating from university, so start soon, and continue to work on it during university. If you haven't come across LinkedIn before, you should watch this 2min introductory video. If you want to get started on LinkedIn, go to linkedin.com. 1 professional organisation you can join on there is the Sirius College Alumni group, run by Ms. Yucel (EMC Career Development Advisor & Alumni Outreach Officer) - Ms. Yucel will provide more information about this group in due course to all Yr12 graduates.

  2. Yrs 9-12: Civil engineering: Everything you need to know - Civil engineering isn’t all hard hats and high-rises. Here’s what to expect from a STEM career in construction. We often think of civil engineers as responsible for designing public infrastructure like roads, transport and sewerage networks. However, we should also be thanking them for tackling our city’s waste, public health and environmental issues too. And with the ever-evolving nature of our cities and public spaces, it’s no surprise they’re the most likely of the engineering disciplines to land a graduate gig straight out of uni. To learn more about what they do, click here.

  3. Yrs 9-12: Careers in Care - carecareers has all of the information and job opportunities that you will need to look at for a rewarding career in the Disability, Community and Aged Care sector. Read about the wide variety of roles that are available in the sector, and some advice and tips to help you secure the one you want to pursue. This part of the Health Care & Social Assistance industry is BOOMING, and opportunities are growing & growing & growing, so if you want the best chance to be employed, look no further. Click here to learn more.

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yrs 10-12: L’Oréal Australia 'Beauty for All' Scholarship - If you have always wanted to work in the beauty industry but challenging personal circumstances have prevented you from obtaining a qualification, we have some exciting news for you! Kangan Institute has partnered with L’Oréal Australia to assist people facing hardship to pursue a rewarding career in beauty therapy. The L’Oréal Australia 'Beauty for All' program awards scholarships to disadvantaged students who can demonstrate that they have a passion for the beauty industry and the commitment and motivation required to successfully complete beauty therapy training.For more information on this, click here.

  2. Yr12: Swinburne Parents Change of Pref. webinar - To support you in your conversations with parents in the lead up to Change of Preference, Swinburne Uni are hosting a parent’s webinar on Thurs Nov 21 to assist with all their questions around VTAC, pathways, change of preference, course entry requirements and the December offer round. Swinburne's reps. will break it all down in just 45 minutes, and give your parents a clearer picture of what’s to come so they can help guide you through what can be an intense period of your life. You want your parents on your side through the CoP period, so this is an excellent opportunity to help them help you! For more information & to register, click here.

More opportunities are listed on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events

 
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