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Yrs 7-12: Job spotlight: Land Economists and Valuers - Land Economists and Valuers provide advice on the administration and use of land and property, and assess the value of land, property and other items such as commercial equipment and objects of art. You usually need a formal qualification in property to work as a Land Economist or Valuer. Land Economists and Valuers often have a bachelor degree. The number of people working as Land Economists and Valuers (in their main job) fell over the past 5 years but is expected to grow over the next 5 years: from 10,000 in 2018 to 10,500 by 2023. To learn more about this career option, click here.
Yrs 9-12: Choosing a career? These jobs won’t go out of style - Claims that 40% of jobs in Australia won’t exist in the future are unhelpful for young people thinking about entering the workforce. The reality is some jobs will no longer exist, new jobs will be created and most jobs will undergo some form of change. The skills we need for work are changing. But, you can plan for these changes. Fears of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) wiping out future work are well founded – new technology is changing the way we work. But as the current workforce ages, future generations (ie. YOU) will have many job opportunities, if you gain the right skills. To learn more about gaining these right skills, click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Computer science - Computer scientists and their creations are everywhere.They drive everything from search engines to daily weather reports, animation, cybersecurity and scientific discoveries, pushing developments that use and transform information. If you are looking for an exciting career, then Computer Science is the start of your journey. To see a range of careers that a degree in Computer Science opens, click here.
15yrs and above: Mimco Christmas Casual Sales Consultants - Mimco are looking for exceptional talent to join their stores over the festive season. The in-store experience is all about you - the strong individuals who are drawn to something different. As a Christmas Casual you will work closely with your team to share the magic of Christmas by providing an exceptional customer experience, communicating product knowledge and styling techniques to maximise sales during the busy festive season. They are looking for a flexible approach to working hours (weekends shifts and late nights included) and full availability throughout November 2019 to January 2020, is required for this role. To learn more & apply, click here.
15yrs and above: Cotton On Group Christmas Casual opportunities - Christmas Casuals are brand ambassadors that LOVE delivering amazing experiences and moments to the customer. They live and shop the brands where they work. They are team players, who are optimistic, love to have fun and can hustle. The Cotton On group is looking for Christmas brand ambassadors! The Cotton On group is larger than you may realise: Cotton On, Cotton On Body, Cotton On Kids, Supre, Factorie, Ruby Shoes & Typo, so there's plenty of opportunity going! To learn more about the opportunities available through the Cotton On group, click here if you are an EMC, MFC or IDC student, or click here if you're a KBC student.
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Yrs 8-12: Everything you need to know about the National Questacon Invention Convention, according to two innovators that actually went - Every January a group of 25 high school students from around Australia travel to Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra for the National Invention Convention. The National Invention Convention is a five-day – all expenses paid hands-on innovation workshop, where you can turn your great ideas into reality by designing and building your very own prototype from scratch! With registrations now open for next year, we thought we’d talk to two ex-participants to answer some common FAQs.To read more, click here. For more information on the 2020 opportunity, read below.
Yrs 7-12: The most in-demand jobs you've never heard of - The Age columnist Anna Patty has written an article looking at five in-demand jobs taken from an analysis of job titles on LinkedIn. The jobs are:
- Customer Success Manager
- Data Scientist
- Full Stack Engineer
- Cyber Security Expert
- Experience Designer (IT)
Importantly, "the LinkedIn data found that many employers were looking for a combination of soft skills and technology." To read more, click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: IT Business Information Systems - Graduates of a IT Business Information Systems degree develop a thorough understanding of business information systems, fundamental business IT concepts and how IT can be used to serve business needs. You will learn how to conduct a detailed analysis of a business problem and design a computer-based solution. Plenty of career options open up, so to learn about them, click here.
Yrs 8-12: The National Questacon Invention Convention - As spoken about above, the National Invention Convention is an all-expenses paid, five day workshop held in Canberra every January. This program gives 25 delegates aged 14-18 from all around Australia the opportunity to play, make and create with Questacon, designing and developing a prototype that solves a real world problem. Use tools, tech and materials, work with local mentors and entrepreneurs, and forge friendships that last a lifetime! To learn more about this amazing opportunity, click here (make sure you pick the National Questacon Invention Convention & not the other one available.)
Yrs 9-12: AIT Info Night - Find out more about turning your creative passion into a career! AIT's Info Night next Wednesday September 18, is perfect for those wanting to explore the endless opportunities available in the growing creative industry. This fun and interactive seminar is a great way to get further information on the courses available, course requirements & study pathways. AIT's friendly staff & students will also be there to talk to and get advice from. 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 register your attendance, click here.
Yrs 9-12: Australian Defence Force (ADF) Careers Guide - Did you know that there are over 200 roles to choose from in the Army, Airforce and Navy? The ADF has developed a careers guide for both yourself & your parents that provide a concise overview of career and study options. Studying in the ADF has a nice bonus: "In the ADF you could be paid to undertake a degree course and then graduate with no HELP debt". And with career, financial & lifestyle benefits, why wouldn't you consider it? You can download the guide by clicking here. To download other guides such as the recruitment process, fitness guidelines, and pay rates, click here.
Yrs 9-12: Cybersecurity careers need you! The world of cybersecurity keeps growing. By 2021, it’s estimated there will be 3.5 million roles to be filled in cybersecurity. Every day, we are faced with new cyber threats, challenges and opportunities, which is why talented, passionate and creative people are constantly being sought to join the cybersecurity sector. What does this mean for you? It means there is a world of opportunity for you to become one of the cyber superstars of tomorrow. To read more, click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Mechanical Engineering - The last of our Engineering specialisations, Mechanical Engineers design, create and improve systems and machinery that is used for domestic, public and industrial purposes. Many graduates cross over into the field of Industrial Engineering and building services, so you would be quite agile with a degree in this space - perfect for the ever-changing world of work! To see what career options could open with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, click here.
Yrs 7-12: Werribee Zoo 'Keeper for a Day' - Keeper for a Day is a school holiday program designed for secondary school students who are interested in caring for wildlife and working at the zoo. Heading behind the scenes, you will get a hands-on experience of what it’s like to work as a zoo keeper as you take part in the daily duties, such as animal enrichment and exhibit maintenance. See their animals up-close, head on a special safari tour across the Savannah, and speak with the zoo's keepers about their jobs and experience. For dates (3 dates in the coming T3 school holidays, plus 3 dates already for each holidays until mid-next year) & costs, click here.
Yrs 10 & 11: La Trobe Uni VCE Plus Information Evening - You're invited to learn more about how VCE Plus works, the subjects on offer and the application process on Wednesday September 25. VCE Plus is an exciting opportunity for Year 12 students to complete two first-year university subjects and have them recognised as part of their VCE, as well as possibly contribute towards your ATAR! As a VCE Plus student, you’ll get a taste for university early as well as the chance to challenge yourself and gain credit towards your degree. Year 10 students who are achieving a B average or above (or who believe they can achieve a B average or above in Year 11), there's NOTHING stopping you from also attending to start your long-term planning. To register your attendance, click here. Can’t make it to campus? Register for the VCE Plus Webinar on 1 October. Register for the event and select the webinar option.
Yrs 9-12: How sustainable engineering will secure a better world for longer - Sustainability. It’s a term that’s thrown around a lot these days, sustainable engineering in particular. Sustainable engineering involves designing or operating systems (water supply, energy, transport etc.) with the environment and future generations in mind. It’s all about supporting and maintaining environmental balance and human life. For Engineers Australia, the national engineering body, sustainability is at the heart of engineering. “For our members, sustainability means that future generations will enjoy environmental, social and economic conditions that are equal to or better than those enjoyed by the present generation,” says the organisation.Check out the sustainability goals listed and how engineering solutions are helping to kick them. Click here to read more.
Yrs 11 & 12: Would you like to study in Japan? Australia National University offers an exclusive double degree in Asia Pacific Studies and Global Liberal Arts in partnership with the Ritsumeikan University, Japan. Students can enrol to start studying in either Australia or Japan. Over the course of their study, all students will spend time learning on-campus in both Australia and Japan. Students commencing at Ritsumeikan will spend their third year of study at ANU, while students commencing at ANU will study at Ristumeikan in their second and third years. The double degree will be taught in English and will take four years to complete as a full- time student. For more information, click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Materials Engineering - Materials Engineers make a unique contribution – not just by making new materials, but also by improving what we already have. Their contributions underpin all aspects of engineering, manufacturing and health sciences, so there's plenty of opportunity for a career with a degree in Materials Engineering. To see what some of them are (eg. Have you heard of a Metallurgist???), click here.
Yrs 11 & 12: La Trobe Uni 'Build Your Study Skills' webinar - This month, you are invited to join the La Trobe Peer Learning Advisors study skills webinars where they’ll learn the best tips for study success. The webinar will cover topics like health and wellbeing, creating a study timetable & how to deal with procrastination. There are 3 webinars available for which you pick one (September 19, 23 or 24), and they go for 1hr. To register your free place, click here.
Yr12: Uni of Melb selected scholarships - Quoting an eMail received from the UoM: "Some scholarships at the University of Melbourne your students may not know about":
- The Tony and Maja Carp Scholarship: For students who are refugees from Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia, or have a parent who is a refugee from Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia to study the Bachelor of Arts at UoM. Full fee remission (ie no course fees whether they are a domestic or international student) + $10,000 per year for 3 year. Apply via SEAS. More info: Click here.
- The Melbourne Humanitarian Access Scholarship: For students who have applied for or hold an Australian temporary protection (or asylum) visa. Full fee remission + $5,000 per year for duration of the course. Apply online. More info: Click here?€‹?€‹?€‹?€‹?€‹?€‹?€‹.
- Queens College Outer Metropolitan Scholarship: For students who live in outer metropolitan Melbourne who experience financial disadvantage. 50 – 70% fee remission (for residential college). More info: Click here.
- There are also some good ones for the Bachelor of Commerce based on SEAS that are good to keep in mind: Click here.
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Yrs 9-12: Animal Welfare Science Centre Showcase (Uni of Melb) - The Animal Welfare Science Centre of the Uni of Melb invites you to the 2019 Student Showcase on Tuesday October 1. Learn about animal welfare research being conducted by postgraduate students in companion, zoo & production animal settings. If you are passionate about animal welfare & want to learn about career paths in this space, this is the event for you. For more information & to RSVP (which is required), click here. You can learn more about the AWSC on Facebook & Twitter: @AWSciCent; you can learn more about the Animal Welfare Science Students of UniMelb on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @awssum_gsa.
Yr12: VU Campus Tours - As Sirius College is a part of the VU Guaranteed program, VU are excited to announce student-led tours will be held during the Term 3 holidays which you can participate in. This is an opportunity for you to have a unique tour of the campus you could be studying at next year, guided by a current VU student leader. The small group tours, across four of VU's campuses are a great way to gain a real insight into what it’s like to study at Victoria University. Education, Engineering, Laws, Nursing, Osteopathy, Paramedicine, Psychology, Science & Sports tours are all available. To learn more & to register, click here.
EMC & MFC Yr12: VU Achievement scholarships - Applications for VU Achievement scholarships are open and Sirius College EMC & MFC students are eligible to apply. VU Achievement scholarships are achievement-based scholarships for students from Melbourne's west. Secondary schools in the western region council areas (including Hume) will be offered two scholarships:
- one for the highest achieving year 12 student who enrols in a VU bachelor degree (undergraduate course), valued at $5,000 each year for up to four years (maximum of $20,000)
- one for the highest achieving year 12 student who enrols in a Victoria University Polytechnic (TAFE) course, valued at $2,000 each year for up to two years (maximum of $4,000).
To apply for the VU Achievement scholarship you will need to visit the VU Achievement Scholarships page to complete your application. Students will simply provide their personal details and select their school from the eligible schools list. To do this, click here.
EMC, MFC & IDC Yrs 7-12: Young Initiators Leadership Program CHANGE OF DATE - Young Initiators, run by the Centre for Multicultural Youth & supported by the Victorian Govt., is an interactive and experiential two-day program designed to spark positive change in the community through the exploration of values, leadership, diversity, community and active citizenship. Young people from all cultural backgrounds are invited to participate and following the workshop, will have the opportunity to design and deliver a youth-led project in the community, for which they will receive an honorary payment. The program is on OCTOBER 1 & 2 (not September 30 & October 1 as originally advertised), is free, and all food and drink is provided throughout the two days. For more information, click here.
Yrs 10-12: Experience Psychology and Criminology at ACAP - ACAP (Aust. College of Applied Psychology) is hosting its next set of Psychology and Criminology Experience Sessions on Friday October 4. These sessions are designed for students that have an interested in Psychology, Criminology and Law. The Experience Sessions will explore the James Gargasoulas case and consider the links between mental illness, criminality and how the media shapes our perceptions. The sessions will not only provide students with a great insight into the industry but also an insight into ACAP’s Bachelor or Psychological Science and Criminology and the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice. Registration is free but essential. For more information & to register, click here.
Yrs 10-12: Torrens Uni 'A Day in the Life of' series - On Saturday September 21, Torrens University will be hosting their 'A Day in the Life of' series, focusing on the Business, Creative & Health industries. You can select to attend one of these, and all are free to attend:
- Business: If you’re interested in learning more about a particular marketing, event, entrepreneurship or sports career, the Business ‘Day in the Life’ event is perfect for you. You’ll see what it’s like to spend a day in the life of an industry professional in a collaborative, supporting, like-minded environment. For more info & to register, click here.
- Creative: Still deciding which creative course or career to aim for? Discover what a day in the life of a design or gaming student is REALLY like. The workshops are an ideal way to get a feel for what you like, what you don’t like and where you might see yourself in the future. You won’t know until you try! For more info & to register, click here.
- Health: Considering a Career in Health? Unsure which path to take? Register for the Health 'Day in the Life' workshops and take the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work and study in, Myotherapy, Nutrition or Sports Development. For more info & to register, click here.
Yr9: Morrisby Online schedule - Year 9 students, check your SEQTA messages for a message from Mr. Scott regarding when you'll have your opportunity (and that's exactly what it is - an opportunity!) to undertake the new Morrisby Online questionnaire in Week 10. This is a fantastic chance for you to really start seriously considering what could work for your future based on who you are now (remember though that #changeisconstant), including Work Experience, subject choices, post-school studies options & more! Read the FAQ sheet for more information - we'll be accessing the questionnaire through the new page for Morrisby Online on siriuscollegecareers.com, which you can see by clicking here (under 'For Students'). It's all about 'making better choices' - make a good choice now by giving it a go in Week 10!
15yrs and above (primarily Yr10 2020) - Austin Hospital Work Experience 2020 now open - Austin Health 2020 Work Exp. opportunites are now available. This provides a valuable opportunity to promote health career options, and gives you the chance to observe and learn about career options available in healthcare as you consider your future path. Placements are available from early March - early December, however not all departments are able to offer placements & not all weeks are available. Placements are processed according to date received (ie. first in, first served), providing that application criteria are met. For more information, go to the School Listed Work Experience Opportunities page on siriuscollegecareers.com (Workplace Learning --> Current Opportunities --> School Listed Opportunities). DON'T DELAY!
Yr12: Uni of Melb December round major update - The Uni of Melbourne will be considering offers in all courses in the new December round. Offers will still be made in the January round, therefore those who do not receive an offer in December may still receive an offer in later rounds. For courses where selection is based on ATAR (Selection Rank) but no selection guarantee applies, the UoM will make offers in the December round down to a predetermined ATAR (Selection Rank). The proposed indicative ATARs (Selection Ranks) for the December round offers are provided in the table below, along with the 2019 Lowest Adjusted ATAR (Selection Rank) which, while not a guarantee, remains the best indicator of your chances of receiving an offer. December round offers will go to:
- Applicants who are eligible for an Access Melbourne selection guarantee.
- Applicants who are eligible for selection guarantees in courses where these apply (Chancellor’s Scholars, Graduate Degree Packages and the Bachelor of Commerce).
- Applicants for the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Fine Arts who have received notification they were successful in the extra requirements and are otherwise eligible for an offer.
17, 18: Advice Nights, Swinburne University, Wantirna Campus (17), Hawthorn campus (18), Aviation (18): Click here
18: Extension Program Information Evening, The University of Melbourne, Parkville campus: Click here
22: Dookie Day, University of Melbourne, Dookie campus. For students interested in studying agriculture: Click here
23: Careers Information Day, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Melbourne: Click here
24 - 26: Fashion Camp, Kangan Institute, Richmond: Click here
26: High School Workshops, JMC Academy, Melbourne: Click here
1 – 4: High School Workshops, JMC Academy, Melbourne: Click here
20: Werribee Open Day, University of Melbourne, Werribee campus. For students interested in studying Veterinary Science, Click here
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Yrs 7-12: Get your career on track; jobs in the rail industry - Rail is a fast-growing, exciting and diverse industry with a prosperous future. It provides many opportunities for motivated and talented graduates from a range of academic backgrounds who are looking to be future leaders in one of Australasia’s largest industries. Graduates are working in the industry with skills in Engineering, IT, Business, Humanties, Infrastructure and more! Regardless of your education or work experience, the rail industry has many opportunities for individuals who are looking for a career with plenty of on-the-job support provided through training and development. To learn more, click here.
Yr12: Teacher backup courses - Concerned you may not receive the ATAR to get straight into your desired undergraduate teaching courses or don’t have the subject prerequisites? Each university has pathway courses into their initial teacher education degrees. For most pathway courses, you can add them into your VTAC preferences. The following are examples:
- RMIT's Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation: Click here
- Monash Uni's Diploma of Higher Education (Education Stream): Click here
- VU's Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation: Click here or Diploma of Education Studies: Click here
- La Trobe Uni's Bachelor of Educational Studies: Click here
- ACU's Diploma of Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation): Click here
- Fed Uni's Bachelor of Education Studies: Click here
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Environmental Engineering - In the modern world, there is no more pressing need than looking after the planet we're on. Why not do that through Environmental Engineering? Create solutions for a greener future. To look at the range of career options that are available with an Environmental Engineering degree, click here.
Female Yrs 9-10 students: Deakin Uni 'Power of Engineering' - Did you know Engineering has the power to change the world? The Deakin University Power of Engineering event is a fully funded, one-day program on Friday October 25 for female students in Years 9 and 10. The event will show you that ‘everything is possible’, by giving you the chance to experience first-hand what an engineering career would be like. Featuring practical workshops in a world-class space, you will get to try your hand at various engineering exercises and be inspired by successful women currently working in the engineering profession. To learn more & to register (it will reach capacity, so DO NOT DELAY!), click here.
Yr12: Uni of Melb Graduate Study Expo - Given the Uni of Melb's undergraduate degrees are so broad, it might be worth learning about what you can do with them in a postgraduate study (Grad Certificate, Grad Diploma, Masters etc.). Find out about over 400 different postgraduate options at the Uni of Melb (either with a UoM undergraduate degree, or an undergraduate degree from another university) at the upcoming Graduate Study Expo on Wednesday October 2, where you'll get the chance to: meet with academics and professional staff, find out about entry requirements, applications, special entry schemes, finance options, research courses, and support services, attend information sessions & chat with current students about their experience. To learn more & register your attendance, click here.
Yr12: Scholarships! As well as through your VTAC account & directly to tertiary institutions, here's a heap more scholarships for you to consider!
- Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship: For students planning to study a degree focussed on technology or computer science in 2020. Must be planning to study at one of 5 eligible universities, Click here
- George Alexander Foundation Scholarship: for students who would like to study an undergraduate course at one of 12 universities in 2020, Click here
- Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust: For children and grandchildren of ex-servicemen and women. This scheme covers several scholarships. Applications open 18 August 2019, Click here
- Rural Pharmacy Scholarship: For rural students who would like to study Pharmacy in 2020 at any Australian university, Click here
- Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders: For students who are McDonald’s employees and will be starting a university degree in 2020. Applications may open in September, Click here
- A Start in Life: For students who may not be able to afford the costs associated with university study, Click here
- Youth Off the Streets National Scholarship Program: For young people who have a clear financial need to be able to study at TAFE or university in 2020, Click here
Yrs 7-12: Life at 24: Now and Then - Fewer young people are working in their career job at age 24 than ten years ago, with significantly higher rates of young people uncertain whether the job they have is the one they would like as a career. This infographic uses data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) to provide a snapshot of how study, training and work have changed for Australians aged 24 in 2018 when compared with those of the same age in 2008, Click here to learn more about how the world of young Australians have changed in the space of a decade. #changeisconstant
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering - A smaller field of Engineering, but still with a big scope for many career outcomes for those with a qualification. To learn about what a degree in Electrical & Computer Systems Engeering can open for you, click here.
15yrs & up - David Jones Christmas Casual jobs - David Jones is currently seeking fun, energetic, enthusiastic individuals to join our Christmas Casuals team. Roles are available across departments including Toys, Fashion and Homewares. If you enjoy making a customer your number one priority and want to create ever lasting memories this holiday season, then join the team at David Jones. Click here for more information.
Yrs 10-12: La Trobe Uni Outdoor Education Camp - Experience what it's like to be an Outdoor and Environmental Education student through La Trobe Uni's September School Holiday Program. This 5-day program is available to current Year 10, 11 or 12 students. You can select from two camps: either canoeing on the Murray River or, bushwalking and climbing at Kooyoora State Park. The cost per student is $100 and includes food and most equipment. The program will run between 30 September – 4 October. For more information & to register, Click here
Yrs 7-12: Want to become a top CEO? Studying science at uni is the most popular pathway to becoming a top CEO in Australia, according to a new report released yesterday. The Australian Top 50 CEO Report 2019 provides a snapshot of the leaders of the top 50 companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Interestingly, after Science, the next most popular degree pathway to becoming a CEO was...well, you'll need to read it, but it's not what you expect! Click here to read more.
Yrs 9-12: Are you creative? Do you love working on computers? Do you enjoy media? You may be suited to studying digital media. IT, coding, design and multi media skills are currently in demand and will continue to be desired workplace skills in the future. The following are examples of digital media courses you can study at Victorian institutes:
- Bachelor of Design (Digital Media), RMIT: Click here
- Bachelor of Design (majoring in Digital Media Design), Swinburne University: Click here
- Bachelor of Digital Media, Macleay College, Melbourne: Click here
- Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media), Deakin University: Click here
- Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies), Deakin University: Click here
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Civil Engineering - In the Engineering world, this is the BIG one. The fastest growing, the one with the most job opportunities. And those with a degree in Civil Engineering have access to a range of career options (more than just 'Civil Engineer'!), which you can uncover by clicking here.
Yrs 9-12: Swinburne Hawthorn Advice Night - Planning a grand entrance to university in 2020? Have all your burning questions answered by Swinburne Uni's expert course advisers and current students (from where to get the best meal to how to nail study time) – get on top of preferences and complete your application on the night too! Talk about productive! To register your attendance on Wednesday September 18, click here.
Yrs 11 & 12: Navy Careers Information Session - From Trades, to Combat, Logistics and beyond…with a whole range of roles, there's a Navy career for everyone. Explore your opportunities at Defence Force Recruiting, Level 14, 501 Swanston Street, Melbourne for an info session on Wednesday September 11th, 6:00pm. To register your attendance, click here.
Yrs 7-12: Job spotlight: Court and Legal Clerks - Court and Legal Clerks provide administrative and operational support to Legal Professionals by performing clerical work associated with the functions of courts, legal practices and the administration of trusts and estates. You can work as a Court or Legal Clerk without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful; VET and university are both common study pathways for Court and Legal Clerks. A course in legal services, legal practice, legal studies, justice, criminology or personal trust administration might be helpful. For more information on this career option, click here.
Yrs 7-12: nextgen:illuminate challenge - All of last week, 7 EMC & 7 MFC students were participating in a week-long challenge, designing their own business to address 1 of the UN 2030 sustainability goals, and bringing the idea for their business to life. They had to manage the financial components of establishing a business, marketing that business, making sure their idea was viable & helped to solve the environmental problem they identified, and know how to promote thier business to a range of individuals, including the Mayor of Hume City Council. Both EMC & MFC teams came away with a number of awards, including the 2 awards voted by all participating teams for 'Best Team' for the week (EMC) & 'Best Idea' for the week (MFC). Furthermore, the MFC team has been approached by representatives of Hume City Council who liked their idea so much, they may have university professors & businesses who would like to learn more about it, with a view to possibly bring it to life! Congratulations to both teams on an outstanding week of entrepreneurship!
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Chemical Engineering - Today starts the different variations of Engineering available, and we begin with Chemical Engineering. A smaller area, but still with career options available to you. To see what career options have been targetted by those with a degree in Chemical Engineering, click here.
EMC, MFC & IDC Yrs 7-12: Young Initiators Leadership Program - Young Initiators, run by the Centre for Multicultural Youth & supported by the Victorian Govt., is an interactive and experiential two-day program designed to spark positive change in the community through the exploration of values, leadership, diversity, community and active citizenship. Young people from all cultural backgrounds are invited to participate and following the workshop, will have the opportunity to design and deliver a youth-led project in the community, for which they will receive an honorary payment. The program is on September 30 & October 1, is free, and all food and drink is provided throughout the two days. For more information, click here.
15yrs+: Christmas Retail Team Members - Here come the Christmas Casual roles! This is the busiest time of year for retailers, and they are screaming for 'Christmas Casual' staff, who can be short-term employees (or maybe longer???) over the best retail months. This is a fantastic time to get a foot into the world of work, earn some money, build your enterprise skills, and have something to talk about in your CV! Myer are currently looking, and there'll be more in the weeks & months to come. To learn more about what sort of Christmas Casual worker Myer is seeking (it could be you!) and to apply, click here. We'll be looking for more opporutnities in the coming weeks & months, and will share them here when we find them.
Yrs 7-12: Australia's top 10 highest paying jobs - Money should not be the prime motivator when choosing a career, but let’s be honest – we all want to know how much will earn when taking on a new job. The most recent set of income statistics from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) give insight into who is earning what by revealing the country’s top 10 highest paying jobs according to their average taxable income. Click here to read more.
Yrs 11 & 12: Exam tips from high-achieving Year 12s - From the first day of Year 12, the prospect of exam time looms over the year. It’s the final hurdle representing the conclusion of one chapter of your life, and the beginning of the next – it's part foreboding, part exhilarating. It’s important to prepare yourself mentally, physically and emotionally to give yourself the best possible chance of succeeding in your final exams. But, Deakin BA student, Zoe Tilley, who graduated Year 12 with an ATAR of 99.1, offers a reminder: ‘Everyone defines success differently, and everyone’s idea of a successful ATAR varies. Stay true to your own goal and try not to get caught up in the expectations of others.’ No matter what your goals are, these exam tips will help guide your studies in the lead up to the big moment. Click here to read more.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Education - One of the more traditional career options for young people, and one of the biggest industries in the Austrlain Labour Market...you do know there's more than just 'teacher' though? 30+ career options have been targetted by students with an education degree, so to learn about what is in the education field outside of being a 'teacher', click here.
Yr11: Higher Education Studies: UoM Extension - Expand your knowledge, meet other high achievers, contribute points to your ATAR, and build an impressive CV for your future career. The Uni of Melbourne's Extension program is for high achieving students looking for a challenge. It's free to join and through the program you'll be able to study university subjects alongside your final year of high-school. With an extensive range of subjects to choose from, you’ll study alongside first-year students who share your academic interests, and have a chance to experience uni life while still at school. For more information, click here. To register for their upcoming information evening on September 18, click here.
Yrs 9-11: Automotive Industry Information night - Calling all future Mechanical Engineers, future Light Vehicle Mechanics, Heavy Vehicle Mechanics, Automotive Parts Interpreters & Automotive Electricians! The Outer Northern Trade Training Centre at Lalor is currently leading the way with Pre-apprenticeship training for young people in the greater Melbourne area. Partnered with over 10 Industry Partners from the Light and Heavy Automotive Sectors and delivering REAL Job opportunities for participants. Come along to the upcoming industry information night on September 12, and learn about the changes the industry has experienced over the last 10 years, hear from industry partners directly about the great opportunities for employment, tour the facilites & find out about the programs on offer for 2020. To learn more, click here.
Yrs 7-12: Inspiring space careers that don’t involve leaving Earth - With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing having just passed, we are more stoked on space than ever. And the idea of incorporating it into our tertiary studies/future jobs? Literally out of this world. But if jetting off on real-life missions isn’t for you, there are a stack of space careers that don’t require trips to Mars and not touching the ground for months on end. Here are six gigs that involve working with – but not in – our wider solar system. Just don’t expect the cool suits and space food. Click here to read more.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Tourism - One of the fastest growing sectors of the Australian Labour Market. We all know how lucky we are to live in Australia, so why not consider a career helping to show it off? There's a heap of career options you can consider with a degree in tourism, so to find out about them, click here.
Yr11: Higher Education Studies: RMIT Extension - Get a head start at university by completing two undergraduate subjects during the final year of your VCE. Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to transform your future. RMIT Extension counts towards your ATAR with up to a five-point boost and as a fifth or sixth subject towards the completion of your VCE, and the subjects you complete at RMIT have no fees! You can then get credit towards your future RMIT studies. This means you can reduce your study load or take advantage of opportunities for internships or exchange programs. To learn more, click here. (Note: Monash University no longer offers a H.E.S. program)
Yrs 7-12: RSPCA Spring Holidays Programs - A range of programs are available for you from the RSPCA during the upcoming Spring school holidays. Courses on dogs, first aid for pets & being an animal attendant are available for registration, but there are not many places available, so you need to register quick by clicking the links below:
- Dog Day (10-14yrs): Click here.
- First Aid for Pets (10-14yrs): Click here.
- Animal Attendant Day (14-18yrs): Click here.
Yrs 7-11 girls: Enterprise Academy’s September Accelerator program - Occuring from September 23-26, Australia’s first accelerator program for enterprising students provides an intense, rapid & immersive education experience run with successful founders & mentors for students to develop their own business. The program gives students from all backgrounds access to successful young female entrepreneurs, resources & the knowledge to scale & learn in a safe collaborative environment. The program culminates with participants pitching for a share of $3000 worth of seed funding in front of industry experts. For more information & to register, click here.
Yr12: Transitioning into University with RMIT and ATAR Notes - The transition from high school into university can be confusing, overwhelming and exciting all at the same time! RMIT are excited to offer this event to current high school students and parents in partnership with ATAR Notes. In this session, they'll take a closer look at preparing to transition into university, discuss the VTAC application process, provide study tips for students for their exams and look at ways in which students might look to cope with stress during their last stretch of Year 12. Event is free, but registrations are essential. To register, click here.
Yrs 9-12: Important tips about your first or current job - We know that the world of work is rapidly changing and that young people can expect to have on average 17 employers across 5 industries in the future. We also know that every single occupation will change and many will completely disappear in the near future. So, it’s important that you gain work skills that can be easily transferred between jobs. The team at Careers with STEM asked the following questions:
- How will the experience of your first job prepare you for your next job
- How do you make the most of your first or current job to prepare you for the future?
To read their answers and suggested industries to work in (e.g., pharmacy assistant), click here.
Yrs 9-12: Uni of Melb' 'Discover': Stories from the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences - The University of Melbourne's Faculty of Veterinary and Agriculture Sciences have launched “Discover” featuring stories from current students. Read about students’ experiences in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Food Science, and the Diploma of General Studies. Discover is a unique collection of student stories, written by students themselves. To read what students think of these course options, click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Marketing - Aren't we all trying to sell something once in a while? Aren't we all trying to convince someone to think/see/feel/believe/do something every now & again? A Marketing degree will allow you to do this more efficiently & effectively. With close to 30 careers listed, there's plenty here to convince you! Click here to see what career options are potentially opened up with a Marketing career.
25: Medical Radiations Career Open Day, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre: Click here
28 – 29: Inside Monash Seminars: Monash University, Engineering (28), IT and Computer Science (29), Click here
30: Planning ahead, your US & UK application timeline, Crimson Education, Hawthorn: Click here
17, 18: Advice Nights, Swinburne University, Wantirna Campus (17), Hawthorn campus (18), Aviation (18): Click here
22: Dookie Day, University of Melbourne, Dookie campus. For students interested in studying agriculture: Click here
24 - 26: Fashion Camp, Kangan Institute, Richmond: Click here
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Changes overview - The labour market has undergone massive change, particularly moving away from production industries towards people-intensive service industries, as well as towards higher skilled occupations. Advances in technology have also affected the labour market, with increased automation favouring jobs that are not repetitive, and require people to have skills that are not easily replicated by a machine (such as social skills, emotional intelligence, creativity and advanced reasoning).
The Labour Market sectors - Each of the 19 sectors of the Australian Labour Market has undergone change over 30 years, and not all positive. This is natural, but it's important to be aware of. See the data below for an idea of what each industry has done over the course of 3 decades:
- Column 1: How many hundreds of thousands of jobs have opened in 30 years
- Column 2: Percentage increase over 30 years
- Column 3: How much more or less of the total Australian Labour Market the industry has grown over 30 years (eg. Health Care & Social Assistance went from 8.4% in 1989 to 13.1% in 2019, an increase of 4.7% as shown)
Future employment skill outlook - Looking forward, the trends towards workers needing to be more highly skilled looks set to continue, as you can see in the pie chart below:
- Skill level 1: skills equal with a Bachelor degree or higher qualification.
- Skill level 2: skills equal with an Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma.
- Skill level 3: skills equal with a Certificate IV.
- Skill level 4: skills equal with a Certificate II or III (surprisingly a lot here!).
- Skill level 5: skills equal with a Certificate I or compulsory secondary schooling (ie. Yr10).
Snapshots of specific changes - All the changes in the labour market, is affecting who is working, what education levels are needed to work, and when people work, as you can see below:
- Female participation & share of total employment are both rising:
- There's an increasing number of people who are getting more than just a school qualification, such as the VCE:
- Part-time work is becoming more 'normal':
Skills required by employers now - So what's all this mean? With the shift towards service industries, enterprise skills have become increasingly valued by employers, particularly the way people engage and interact with others. These cover a broad range of personal attributes and transferable skills that contribute significantly to your prospects of gaining employment across all occupations and skill levels. These types of skills are harder to replace with a machine. The proof of employers looking for these skills more & more is showin in the word cloud below, analysing all job ads in Australia between January & May 2019 - look what stands out!
Yrs 7-12: Five Reasons why: Pilot - A pilot has a crucial role in the aviation industry where they’re responsible for everything that occurs from checking the plane, taking off, in-flight travel, and landing. Airline pilots fly a variety of aircrafts like aeroplanes and helicopters. They’re employed by commercial airlines, cargo and charter companies to fly on domestic and international routes. If you’re already thinking about being a pilot, or if you’re still considering it, click here for five reasons why you should be a pilot!
Yrs 9-12: What else can I do with STEM? (podcast): What if you like science subjects but are not too sure you are the lab science type? The ‘future you’ may take a path like one of the guests in this episode. They have one thing in common, they started in science but changed gear and completely reinvented their careers. One thing is for sure: a STEM background was key to their new adventures in law, business, politics and journalism. Career reinvention is the norm whether it's by chance or design; listen to how these career reinventors rediscovered a new career. To listen to this 25min conversation, episode 3 in the Uni of Melb's 'Secret Life of STEM' series, click here. (All current episodes (1-6) can be found by clicking here).
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Management - One of the core areas of working in the business world, working in management allows you to 'steer the ship', helping to make decisions that can make positive differences in people's lifes. To see a range of career options that a degree in management can open up, click here.
Yr11: Higher Education Studies: La Trobe University VCE Plus - Next to discuss in the H.E.S. options for you in 2020 is La Trobe Uni's 'VCE Plus' program. Very similar to all other H.E.S. programs available, in that you'll gain credit towards a particular degree you want to continue into in 2021, cheaper than doing it 'normally' via uni etc. However, completing 2 units of LTU's program will mean that the degree you wish to continue with in 2021 will have a lowered ATAR required to enter it, in many cases as low as 50! Applications are not quite open yet, but more information & the ability to register your interest are available by clicking here.
Yrs 10-12: AIE Industry Experience Day - AIE's Industry Experience Day is a great opportunity for you to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. You will get the opportunity to learn about the different pathways to get into the industry, what should be in a portfolio and will be able to get creative in practical workshops using industry-standard 3D animation and game development tools. The sessions are run by industry professionals who have worked on some blockbuster games and films. Everything is provided for you to participate in the hands-on workshops and you will be using the same software that is used in the industry. The final one for 2019 is on October 1; to register, click here.
Yrs 7-12: Job spotlight: Medical Imaging Professionals - Medical Imaging Professionals operate X-ray and other radiation producing and imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes under the direction of Radiologists and other Medical Practitioners. A formal qualification in a relevant field is needed to work as a Medical Imaging Professional. Many Medical Imaging Professionals complete postgraduate studies. The number of people working as Medical Imaging Professionals (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years from 20,500 in 2018 to 22,800 by 2023. For more information on this $2,300+/wk (avg.) career option, click here.
Yrs 11 & 12: Humanities meets tech: a new degree - In an Australian first, La Trobe University has launched the brand-new Bachelor of Humanities, Innovation and Technology - a unique fusion of humanities with business and emerging technologies. Students will be taught by world-leading La Trobe experts in areas such as cyber law, AI, the internet of things, sustainable development, innovation thinking and economics. Students will graduate with a wide range of skills and attributes highly sought after by employers, including critical thinking, complex and ethical problem solving, data analysis and interpretation, as well as digital literacy and adaptability. To learn more about this new degree, click here.
Yrs 7-12: 'Using Your Degree' fact sheets: Human resource management - No point in having a great business full of wonderful individuals, if those individuals aren't looked after! This is the role of Human Resources, or 'HR'. A degree in HR management opens up many people-focused career options, so to learn about a range of them, click here.
Yr11: Higher Education Studies: Deakin Accelerate - Going in alphabetical order, Deakin Accelerate is the first of the 5 Higher Education Studies options to consider for 2020. Deakin Accelerate is a distinctive VCE extension studies program offering high-achieving students university-level learning opportunities. In this program, you'll complete two units of a first-year university subject at the same time as your Year 12 studies, either at one of Deakin's four vibrant locations or at the Cloud Campus – their innovative online learning environment. Information nights for Deakin Accelerate are coming in October which you can register to attend now. For more information on Deakin Accelerate, click here.
EMC & MFC 15yrs and older: Broadmeadows Central Jobs Fair 2019 - A reminder about the Broadmeadows Central Jobs Fair! This year, Broadmeadows Central is hosting it over 2 huge nights THIS Thursday & Friday August 22 & 23, where you'll get the chance to interview with your favourite brands including Platypus, Best&Less, YD, KFC and heaps more! A range of positions will be available on the night so bring along your résumé and be ready for on-the-spot interviews. Your job is waiting! For more details, click here.