image description

Sirius College Career Development


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.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the VCE, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

Subscribe to News Feed

To receive these News Feed items by email, click here and then fill out the form.

Career Development Daily News Fix: Friday Jun 5 (Posted: 05/06/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

  • Yrs 9-12: Your FedFuture upcoming webinars - Federation University are here to answer all your questions while you learn about what it’s like to study at Fed. Each webinar has a specific focus supported by guest speakers including academics, current students and alumni to highlight theircurriculum, experiences and degree outcomes. Simply register for the webinars that interest you, and Fed Uni remind you when to jump online. Next week's webinars are focused on sport, physical and outdoor education, becoming a teacher, studying Criminal Justice and Criminology, studying Business, and becoming a Social Worker. For more infomation on all of these, including dates & registration details, click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: 'After Lockdown': Young people re-imagining their future - Join the YMCA & the Foundation for Young Australians for their first online youth-led solutions summit where young people from across the country can share their experiences of COVID-19 and work collectively on what the solutions are to the issues they face. With amazing young panellists from Democracy in Colour, Young Campaigns, FYA and the Y together with Zoe Robinson (Advocate for Children and Young People, NSW) join in for an intergenerational conversation about how young people can be at the heart of our economic and social recovery in a post-COVID world. This summit will take place next Wednesday June 10 from 4pm-5:30pm. For more information & to register your attendance, click here.​​​​​​​
  • Yrs 9-12: RMIT Trivia Tuesday - Join with high school students in Australia and around the world alongside for RMIT's Trivia Tuesday! RMIT's current students will run a quiz with questions that will test your general knowledge, your powers of deduction and your all-round ability to make an educated guess! RMIT have an Prize Bundle worth over $125 to give away to the winner which includes: RMIT Fairtrade Hoodie, RMIT Fairtrade Calico Tote, RMIT Glass Keepcup, RMIT Drink Bottle, Ngarara Willim Notebook & Ngarara Willim Magnetic Bookmarks. This event is being held at 6pm on Tuesday June 16. For more information & to register, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Banking and/or Finance Degrees in Victoria in 2020 - A number of universities in Victoria offer specific Banking and Finance, Accounting and Finance, or similarly named degrees, and many of these are listed below. Students are encouraged to take note of the maths prerequisites that may differ between institutions. For a comprehensive list of all courses, their majors, and double degrees on offer, visit VTAC.

INSTITUTION

COURSE NAME

VCE PREREQs

MAJOR STUDIES IN 2020

ATAR 2020

ACU
M - Melbourne

Accounting and Finance

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Accounting Theory, Auditing, Company Law, Corporate Accounting, Economics, Financial Accounting, Financial Risk Management, Principles of Finance, Taxation Law.

59.85 (M)

LA TROBE
M - Melbourne

Accounting and Finance

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

Accounting, Finance

58.05 (M)

Finance

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

Business, Economics, Financial management.

68.85 (M)

MONASH
Ca – Caulfield
Cl - Clayton

Banking and Finance

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in Maths: Further Mathematics or at least 22 in Maths: Mathematical Methods or at least 22 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

Banking and Finance.

83.95 (Ca)

Finance

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

Finance.

n/a (Cl)

RMIT
C - City

Economics and Finance

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Accounting, Business, Business (accounting), Business (economics), Business (finance), Business Finance, Econometrics, Economics, Finance, Financial Markets, International Economics, International Trade, Investment, Macroeconomics, Management (finance), Risk Management, Statistics, Treasury management.

68.25 (C)
80.00 (Applied)

VICTORIA
CF – City Flinders



Note: Some majors are taught at the Footscray Park Campus

Banking and Finance

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

Accounting, Banking and Finance, Event Management, Financial Risk Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems Management, International Trade, Management and Innovation, Marketing, Supply Chain and Logistics, Tourism and Hospitality Management.

n/a (CF)

Financial Risk Management

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

Accounting, Banking and Finance, Event Management, Financial Risk Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems Management, International Trade, Management and Innovation, Marketing, Supply Chain and Logistics.

n/a (CF)

 

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday Jun 4 (Posted: 04/06/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

  • Yrs 10 & 11 females: Monash Uni 'Conquering Code' - Coding is the language of the future. Now is your chance to enhance your skills in this rewarding and creative outlet. At Monash's Conquering Code workshop on July 10, you’ll learn from incredible female role models, including those studying IT at Monash. In a supportive environment, Monash will give you the tools and knowledge to take your coding capabilities to the next level – while working alongside peers in their Code Like A Girl workshop. No knowledge of coding required to participate. For more information & to register, click here.

  • Yrs 9-12: Updated Uni guides page - The 'Uni Info' page on siriuscollegecareers.com has undergone a major cleanup, and is now so much more useful for you! Every Higher Eductation provider in Australia is now listed on the page (Victoria is shown in the image below), and when you click on any of them, you will be presented with a range of guide options, such as the undergraduate guide, any scholarship guides, early entry schemes and more - it cannot be any easier to get the information you need to make the tertiary choices that work for you! To access this page, go to 'Post School Options', then 'University', then 'Information About Institutions/Courses'.

  • Yrs 11 & 12 - VCE & Career Expo/Victorian Careers Expo webinars still available - A large amount of videos of seminars that would have been conducted at the career expos Yr12s would have gone to this year, have been made available for you to watch. In fact, since the last update on this (via the SEQTA forum), more videos have been added (see image below of the categories), and access to these has been extended to the end of June. See what thousands of other students across the state have access to, and support your career thinking. Click here to access the resources - username: seminaraccess; password: Euug853ux (case sensitive i.e. capital E).

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday Jun 3 (Posted: 03/06/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

  • Yrs 9-12: What is a Radiation Therapist? Good Universities Guide states that Radiation Therapists design, and administer radiation treatment to cancer patients, and provide related care to patients in conjunction with radiation oncologists or other medical specialists. The Health Times website indicates that a Radiation Therapist is also responsible for collecting relevant patient information and using this information to plan a patient’s treatment. A radiation therapist will work under the guidance of a Radiation Oncologist, in a team of health professionals who care for and treat cancer patients. 
     
    Radiation therapists are responsible for supporting the patient throughout their treatment.  They must have compassion and strong interpersonal skills. Part of their role is to listen to the emotional concerns and anxieties of the patient and refer them appropriately if needed.  The radiation therapist will also assess the patient’s reaction to treatment, providing advice on the side effects of treatment and methods of alleviating these. Radiation therapists often develop close relationships with their patients, as they usually see them five days per week for between three and seven weeks.

    To become a Radiation Therapist, students have to study radiation therapy at university.  Studies in Radiation Therapy in Victoria are offered by Monash University and RMIT University, and Radiation Science units are offered in the Medical Imaging degree offered by Deakin University.
  • Yrs 10-12: Emerging jobs and the future of work - Technology is transforming traditional roles, shaping the jobs of the future and giving organisations the power to transcend greater barriers – and open new doors. Never before has automation been more prevalent and the world more connected. As the world advances with technology, it’s predicted that the demand for specialist IT skills will surge. Monash Uni have recently conducted an interesting panel conversation on this topic, so if you're interested in new & emerging technology, it's well worth watching. Click here to access.
  • Yr9: Morrisby Online update - Last week for MFC, and this week for EMC, IDC & KBC, the Career Development Department were supposed to be conducting Morrisby Online for our Yr9 students. However...well...2020 happened. So, we have changed the dates for this major event for our Yr9s to now be run during Weeks 1 and 2 of Term 4. This is an exciting opportunity for all of our Yr9s, once Yr10 subject selections have been completed, to begin putting some serious thinking into your future career development planning! To learn more about Morrisby Online - a world leading resource in career development, click here.
 

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Monday June 2 (Posted: 02/06/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

  • Yrs 9-12: RMIT 'Discover What’s Next' Series - RMIT are excited to introduce a series of webinars that provide students and parents information on their wide range of study areas. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to RMIT staff and students about the courses you're interested in. To see a list of all the options available, which start next week with 'All you need to know about RMIT', and to register attendance to any of the 12 events, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Meet Melbourne 2020 webinar recordings - The University of Melbourne recently ran a series of webinars for prospective students. If you missed the previous information sessions for the course areas below, you can watch recordings.
      - Agriculture & Food Science
      - Health
      - Law
      - Architecture, Building, Planning & Design
      - Science
      - Engineering
      - Visual & Performing Arts
      - Music
      - Education
      - Veterinary Medicine
      - Commerce
      - IT & Computer Science
    You can watch the webinar recordings by clicking here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Monash University update - 2 items from Monash University:
    • Monash have set up a specific YouTube channel, hosting content that they would normally deliver face-to-face. There's 29 different videos looking at a range of different areas of Monash University's offerings, subjects & otherwise. New faculty and recruitment content will be added to the channel as it becomes available. To view any of these videos, click here.
    • Monash know this year is providing a range of challenges when it comes to your study. While they might not be able to engage with you in the traditional formats, they are still ready to support you with questions you might have about your options at Monash University. They are now offering 15 minute, one-on-one phone consultations to answer questions you may have about opportunities at Monash. To make an appointment for general or course-specific support, click here. Remember to specify the year you'll be finishing school in the booking form, so they can provide the correct information to you.
  • Yrs 8-12: What type of apprenticeship would you be suited to? Career evaluation is constant and unending especially for people who are considering their next career step. Career choices can be difficult as there are so many options out there. It can be easier if you know which Work Types you prefer and what career options they lead to. These Work Types are identified through a Career Interest Explorer, created to focus on apprenticeship and traineeship career pathways. There are seven Work Types in total which can lead to different industries and occupations. While it may be easy to choose the best known occupation in a Work Type, it may not be the best option for you. Realistically, an occupation can be linked to many Work Types, but focusing on your primary Work Type can help narrow down the industries or occupations that may interest you. The seven Work Types that are linked to apprenticeship or traineeship occupations are 'Analytic and Scientific', 'Creative and Artistic', 'Helping and Advising', 'Nature and Recreation', 'Organising and Clerical', 'Persuading and Service' & 'Practical and Manual'. Click here to research occupations that align with each work type and to further research your apprenticeship and traineeship pathways.
 

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Monday June 1 (Posted: 01/06/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

Weekly update: How is COVID-19 changing the Australian Labour Market?

This week, we have a closer look at how risky different career options are to being exposed to COVID-19 - until such time as a vaccine is created, this has to be a consideration for your career planning. The information comes from data produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the United States Department of Labour O*NET Database, so it suits the world of work we have in our country. You need a desktop or laptop computer to properly access this information - please read the instructions in this eMail, as the data can be difficult to understand if you simply jump into it.

There is also a youth-focused COVID-19 survey at the end which you're invited to participate in, looking at how you see your career building now in the world of COVID-19. You can win $500 for participating.

  • The 2 tables provided calculate the "Physical Proximity" and "Exposure to Disease and Infection" typically involved in the regular work duties of different jobs across the Australian Labour Market.
    • "Physical Proximity": The levels of physical closeness to others that workers experience on a typical day-to-day routine. The higher the number, the more likely you are to work around other people in a physically close way.
    • "Exposure to Disease and Infection" - The percentage chance of coming into contact with COVID-19. The higher the number, the greater a chance you have of being exposed to the disease.
  • The data in the tables you can access below show that service-based occupations, particularly those in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry, are at greatest risk from COVID-19. Indeed, the data highlights the importance of social distancing in managing the spread of COVID-19, as the incidence of Physical Proximity to others is higher for more occupations (like those who work in an office) than the Exposure to Disease and Infection, which concentrates in health care occupations and for those working in personal services like beauty therapy.
  • Both tables are interactive, so you can make the information suit your career ambitions.
  • The bigger the circles on these tables, the more people are employed in the jobs they represent.
Table 1 - COVID19 Occupation Risk Assessment – Top 200 Employing Occupations by Industry
  • You can access the table by clicking here.
  • This table shows the top 200 employing jobs in Australia.
  • You are able to click each occupation group title to specify a group of jobs by their occupation:
  • You are able to select one of the 19 different industries that all jobs in Australia are categorised into by selecting them from the drop-down option above the table:
  • You can select both an industry, as well as an occupation group (eg. Education & Training Professionals, Retail Trade Sales Workers etc.) to be very specific about various jobs.
Table 2 - COVID19 Occupation Risk Assessment  - Focus on Skill/Qualification
  • You can access the table by clicking here.
  • This table looks similar, but has a different role. It identifies the different jobs from the first table, but it identifies what the skill level is of the people who work in these roles (ie. What their highest qualification is).
  • The skill levels are:
    • Skill Level 1: Bachelor Degree or higher.
    • Skill Level 2: Diploma or Advanced Diploma.
    • Skill Level 3: Certificate III or IV
    • Skill Level 4: Certificate II or III
    • Skill Level 5: Certificate I or Secondary school education.
  • You need to click the 'Skill level colour coded' link at the top of the table to look at the correct table:
Survey - The impact of COVID-19 on young Australians - Feeling confused, uncertain or in control? Share what you're going through! Complete the SkillsRoad survey to help them understand where your head is at during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is it impacting your life? Are you worried about your career going forward? Do you need support? The Skillsroad COVID-19 Youth Survey is open to all Australian residents aged 15-24 and closes on 7 June 2020. SkillsRoad will use this information to create practical tools and resources that you can use to help you get back on track and succeed in pursuing your dream career - something that may have been put on hold because of what's happening right now. There's also $500 up for grabs for completing the survey. To aprticipate (approx. 10min), click here.

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday May 28 (Posted: 28/05/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

  • Yrs 9-12: Chisholm Institute Tech Games Fest - Tech Games Fest (TGF) is an exciting three day Virtual event during the school holidays for those interested in ICT and Gaming Culture. TGF includes industry presentations, gaming workshops, e-sport tournaments, course information, Cosplay, card games, pop culture, cartoonists, role playing games, competitions and showcases. Registration is now open for this event in late June. For more information & to register, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: AATIS Schools Guide - The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) offers pathways information to students, job hunters and employers. Their newly released Schools Guide to Apprenticeships covers the key Australian Apprenticeships information you need to support your career journey, and explains how to use the free resources that are available on the AAPathways website. There are THOUSANDS of career opportunities just waiting for you - all you need to do is explore! To access this excellent resource, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: 5 high-paying careers for creative minds - If you’re creatively minded, trying to find that ideal role can feel like making a choice between passion or pay. But there are creative careers out there that don’t mean letting go of hopes for a high salary. Whether you’re interested in designing our roads and cities, love telling stories, or really want to create the next Minecraft, here are 5 high-paying careers to consider. Click here to read more.
 
 

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday May 27 (Posted: 27/05/2020)

 

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

  • Yrs 9-12: ACU 'Talk with Industry' Series - Join ACU for one of their 'Talk with Industry' events, a series of panel discussions featuring ACU graduates across a range of different professions. At the event you will hear from ACU graduates about their work experiences, get tips & advice for pursuing a career in your area of interest, and if you join ACU on campus, you can take a tour and visit AskACU.The industries being discussed, starting next week, are Business & IT, Law, Occupational Therapy/Speech Pathology, Exercise Science/Physiotheraphy, Arts graduates, Nursing/Midwifery/Paramedicine & Teaching. For more information on these opportunities & to register, click here.
  • Yr12: La Trobe Aspire Early Admissions Program Webinar ON TODAY - Hear from our Aspire Coordinator (you heard from him last Friday...) about how La Trobe rewards your involvement in community, leadership and volunteering with an early conditional offer into your chosen course at La Trobe. Attend the webinar for your chance to win a $1000 techpack. This webinar starts at 5pm THIS AFTERNOON, so to register for it, click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Discover Deakin - Like many other events, Deakin have moved many of their campus-based events online, which means you can still get a taste of Deakin’s progressive, real-world approach to learning. They're here to support you every step of the way to overcome the challenging circumstances we all now find ourselves in and to achieve your study goals. Their course information webinars are running from May through to July, and are part of this support. Discover what it’s like to study at Deakin – meet future teachers, hear student stories and get all the info you need to choose the right course for you. There are MANY different webinar options starting TOMORROW, so to learn more & register, click here.
  • Yrs 7-12: VET can prepare you for the jobs of the future - Technology and globalisation are changing the jobs we do. To make sure Vocational Education & Training (VET) graduates are ready for these changes, industry and government work together to make sure VET courses give graduates the skills and knowledge that employers need – now and in the future. To learn how VET can lead you into the fastest growing industries & careers, click here.

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday May 26 (Posted: 26/05/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

  • Yr12: VTAC Information Nights 'Save the date' - Even with the confusion of what 2020 has brought us thus far, we know that VTAC will still be launching for Yr12 students in early August. To help with this, the Career Dev. Dept. will be running a series of information evenings for VTAC, running all Yr12 students & their parents through the entire process from start to finish. Whilst we don't know yet whether this will be done in person or via the college's Zoom platform (physical distancing restrictions will determine this), we do know the dates for these evenings. Yr12 students, make a note in your calendar of the date for your campus; all evenings will commence at 7pm:
    • Eastmeadows: Monday August 3
    • Meadow Fair: Tuesday August 4
    • Keysborough: Wednesday August 5
 
  • Yrs 9-12: Running with numbers: career opportunities in sports data - 3D skeletons, Formula 1 sailing boats and high-tech bikes – welcome to the sports data revolution. Ever wondered how our Aussie Olympians get the edge on the opposition? Sure, it’s eating the right food, training hard and having a killer attitude, but now they have a new weapon: data analytics. Sports science has changed massively in just a few years thanks to hundreds of millions of data records. This sports data revolution is creating a big demand for maths, stats and data scientists to help Australia stay on the top of the Olympic podium. In the words of the head of Analytics at the Aust. Insititute of Sports, Aust. needs “people who understand sport, but it’s those crucial data science skills and capabilities that will make their career in sports science right now”. To read more, click more.
  • Yr12: UCAT FINAL REMINDER - Bookings would not normally be accepted after the published deadlines however, due to the situation with COVID-19, candidates who have missed the late booking deadline will be permitted a final opportunity to book their test (subject to availability). Students who missed out on registering in time have until 1 June 2020 to register. There will be a $75 late fee applied to this late booking period and will be non-refundable; no further bookings will be accepted after 1 June under any circumstances. Register by clicking here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Revised Education Courses - ACU has revised its education courses from 2021 and a summary of these courses can be found below:
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary and Special Education): Prepares students to be a primary teacher and one who is a specialist in special education, so they can nurture the development of those with a disability or learning and behavioural difficulties. To read more, click here.
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary): As both a primary and secondary teacher a graduate will be able to inspire, nurture and develop expertise in young people.  Students will be become qualified to teach across the schooling year levels from primary to Year 12. This course provides the flexibility of multiple career options, and students will develop knowledge and skills in primary curriculum and one specialist secondary teaching area. To read more, click here.
    • Bachelor of Education (Secondary): Graduate with be specialised in two teaching areas and have the confidence, skills, and practical experience to teach across all stages of secondary school.  These teaching areas enable the development of deep knowledge and highly effective classroom teaching. Studies may also be extended by pairing this course with other degrees allowing students to graduate with diverse career options. To read more, click here.
    • Bachelor of Education (Secondary and Special Education): By studying the Bachelor of Education (Secondary and Special Education) students will be able to develop the skills to become a special education teacher and address the diverse academic and developmental needs of young people. Students will gain discipline expertise to teach across the stages of secondary school and in an inclusive education setting. To read more, click here.
  • Yrs 10-12: University guides update - Until further notice, the University of Melbourne WILL NOT be producing hard copies of their 2021 undergraduate guide. This is important to be aware of - you will only be able to access these in a digital form for the foreseeable future. This guide is available on siriuscollegecareers.com under the 'Post School Options' heading: 'University' --> 'Info About Unis & Courses' (at the time of typing, the website indicates that it's still the 2020 version, but rest assured it's the 2021 guide). All other 2021 undergraduate digital guides are also available on this page, and the Career Dev. Dept. are in the process of ordering hard copies given school is (slowly) returning.

 

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Friday May 22 (Posted: 22/05/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

  • Yrs 9-12: What's on at RMIT May-July - RMIT has got a range of virtual events coming up for both secondary school students and your parents to find out more about study options at RMIT. You can register for any of these events by clicking here. Look at the image below for an overview of the key events designed for you!
  • Yr12: CQUni Principal's Recommendation Scheme - CQUniversity’s Principal’s Recommendation Scheme is an early offer program that provides Year 12 students with an alternate entry pathway to a CQUniversity course (The Melbourne campus is opposite Southern Cross Station). Through this Scheme, Year 12 students can apply for a course and receive an unconditional offer based on the recommendation of their school Principal, rather than an ATAR (Some courses have additional requirements and where noted conditional offers only will be made for these courses). With entry based on a Principal’s recommendation, this Scheme recognises that factors such as motivation, talent and passion play an important role in student success at university. Applications for Term 1, 2021 are open now and close 1 December 2020. For more information on this program, including how to apply, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Snapshot of La Trobe University in 2020 - Appropriate to discuss La Trobe University given Yrs 11 & 12 have just had webinar opportunities with the institution:
    • La Trobe is just over 50 years old having enrolled its first students in 1967.
    • La Trobe University has been ranked in the world’s top 1.1% of the world’s universities in the Times Higher Education Universities Rankings, and is one of the world’s best young universities.
    • La Trobe University is now ranked at 291 in the world according to the respected Times Higher Education World University rankings 2020 - Rankings & Ratings.
    • La Trobe has more than 36 000 students and over 3,000 staff, with many courses on offer including more than 20 double degrees.
    • La Trobe has a number of campuses with 17 residential facilities.
    • Over 55% of students who study at the Bendigo campus come from outside of Bendigo - La Trobe - Bendigo with over 500 students living on campus - La Trobe Bendigo Accommodation.
    • La Trobe offers many scholarships including access and equity scholarships, as well as academic merit scholarships.
    • Student Exchange opportunities are extensive at La Trobe.
    • La Trobe ensures that there are opportunities for students to develop skills beyond the knowledge they are gaining at university through work experience, volunteering, and student exchange opportunities, etc. The excellent Accelerator Program provides  mentoring, workshops, legal and grant application assistance, financial assistance, and co-working spaces for entrepreneurial students who hope to start a business.
    • The Career Ready Advantage program - embedded across every degree – is designed for students to help them actively prepare for life beyond La Trobe by developing employability skills.
    • La Trobe has two colleges: Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce (ASSC) and Science, Health and Engineering (SHE) - La Trobe Colleges:
    • The College of Arts Social Sciences and Commerce (ASSC) is made up of 4 schools and 12 departments, and offers a range of specialised study options across all of La Trobe's campuses - La Trobe ASSC Schools & Departments.
    • The College of Science, Health and Engineering (SHE) contains nine schools and offers a range of general and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses across La Trobe's multi-campus operations - La Trobe SHE Schools & Departments.
    • La Trobe’s Student Excellence Academy provides life changing support and enrichment opportunities that expand current study and employment advantages to students.
    • La Trobe also offers an Early Admissions program called Aspire. This program is designed to acknowledge secondary students who work hard to make positive changes in their schools and communities through volunteering. The Aspire Early Admissions Program acknowledges a student’s volunteering efforts when they apply. As a successful applicant, students receive an offer into their course in September before they receive their ATAR - Aspire Early Admissions Program and are eligible for one of 40 Aspire Scholarships.
    • This year, La Trobe introduced a number of new courses in archaeology, business analytics, innovation and technology, languages and linguistics, sports analytics, as well as a restructure of some courses offered in Allied Health.
  • Yrs 9-12: Animals, Conservation, Wildlife & Zoology Courses in Victoria in 2020 - Several universities in Victoria offer a range of courses in animal science, veterinary nursing, conservation studies, and wildlife & zoology. Quite a few of these undergraduate courses are listed below, but for a comprehensive list of all similar courses offered by universities and TAFE institutions, browse VTAC.
INSTITUTION COURSE NAME VCE PREREQ’S MAJOR STUDIES IN 2020
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

ATAR: 60.35 (Melbourne)




ATAR: 66.95 (Geelong)
ATAR: 52.40 (Warrnambool)




ATAR: 74.20 (Melbourne)






ATAR: 65.10 (Geelong)


 
Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
 
Biology, Catchment management, Coastal and marine management, Conservation biology/ecology, Ecological studies, Ecology, Ecosystem management, Environmental health, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental management, Environmental policy and planning, Environmental protection, Environmental science, Land and water management, Land management, Natural resources management, Parks and wildlife reserve management, Plant and animal biology, Professional practice, Research methods, Science, Sustainability, Waste management and pollution control, Wildlife management.
Environmental Science
(Marine Biology)
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
 
Animal and plant biology, Aquaculture, Aquatic resource management, Aquatic science, Biology, Ecological studies, Ecology (sustainability), Ecosystem management, Environmental science, Fisheries, Freshwater biology, Freshwater ecology, Geographic information systems, Land and water management, Marine and coastal management, Marine biology, Marine ecology, Marine environment, Natural resource management, Professional practice, Science, Water quality management.
Environmental Science
(Wildlife and Conservation Biology)
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
 
Agricultural environmental and related studies, Animal and plant biology, Animal diversity, Animal husbandry, Biology, Botany, Conservation biology/ecology, Ecological studies, Ecosystem management, Environmental science, Land and water management, Landscape ecology, Natural resource management, Park and wilderness management, Plant ecology, Science, Vegetation and wildlife management, Wildlife conservation and ecology, Wildlife management, Zoology.
Zoology and Animal Science Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
 
Animal and plant biology, Animal behaviour, Animal biochemistry, Animal communication, Animal diversity, Animal navigation, Animal welfare, Animals and climate change, Conservation genetics, Disease ecology, Ecology, Ecophysiology, Evolutionary biology, Genetics, Marine biology, Ornithology, Physiology, Science, Sensory ecology and neurobiology, Wildlife disease, Wildlife ecology and conservation, Wildlife management, Zoology.
FEDERATION UNIVERSITY
ATAR: n/a (Berwick)


ATAR: 52.45 (Berwick)
Environmental and Conservation Science Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of any Mathematics or any Science. Australian Ecosystems, Australian Flora and Fauna, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Ecosystem Conservation, Environmental Geology, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Landscape Restoration, Park and Reserve Management, Pest Plants & Animals, Water, Wildlife, Zoology.
Veterinary and Wildlife Science Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of any Mathematics or any Science. Animal Behaviour, Animal Health, Ecology, Veterinary Science.
LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
ATAR: 60.75 (Melbourne)

ATAR: 55.22 (Melbourne)

ATAR: 76.40 (Melbourne)





ATAR: 67.60 (Melbourne)
Animal and Veterinary Biosciences Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. Animal and plant biology, Animal biotechnology, Animal breeding, Animal health, Animal science, Animal welfare, Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular and cell biology, Nutrition and feed production, Plant and animal production, Veterinary science, Zoology.
Biological Sciences Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. Animal and plant biology, Biochemistry, Biology, Biosciences, Biotechnology, Botany, Ecology, Environmental management, Genetics, Human biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Zoology.
Veterinary Nursing Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, or any Mathematics. Advanced medical veterinary nursing, Advanced surgical veterinary nursing, Anaesthesia, Animal anatomy, Animal care and management, Animal health, Animal physiology, Animal welfare and ethics, Communication skills, Evidence based approach, Human and physical resource management, Radiology, Veterinary nursing practice.
Science
(Wildlife and Conservation Biology)
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. Animal and plant biology, Biology, Botany, Conservation biology and ecology, Ecological studies, Ecology (sustainability), Environment and sustainability, Environmental geoscience, Environmental management, Environmental studies, Fire management, Genetics, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Wildlife management, Zoology.
 

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday May 21 (Posted: 21/05/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

  • Yrs 7-12: Unexpected careers in the arts industry - The arts industry often falls victim to the tortured victim stereotype, with the choice to undertake a creative career being seen as a one-way path to constant unemployment, low earnings and lack of opportunity. However, there is more to the arts than being an aspiring actor or down-on-your-luck rock star, and this misconception rejects the wide pool of jobs that are available in creative industries. There are plenty of opportunities available for you to combine your qualification with a job that caters to your creative spirit – read on to explore the surprising career paths on offer in the arts, combing arts with trade, business, technology, finance, law or science. To read more, click here.
  • Yrs 7-12: Careers with STEM Economics - Careers with STEM has partnered with the Reserve Bank of Australia to produce the third annual edition of their special economics careers deep-dive. In this 8-page e-magazine you can meet real-life economists, take a personality quiz to discover where economics could lead, and find resources, tips and advice on careers with economics. To download this e-mag, go to the 'Career Dev. Webinars & Resources' page inside your Student Secure Area on siriuscollegecareers.com.
  • Yrs 9-12: Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) - Have you considered studying at ADFA? ADFA is situated in Canberra and is a university like no other, offering combined military and leadership training, with a world-class degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). It has the best university student-to-teacher ratio in the country, amazing sports and recreational facilities and is one of Australia’s most respected universities. For more information on ADFA, click here. Other benefits of ADFA include:
    • ​​​​​​​The education and experiences of ADFA will equip you to deal with the professional and personal challenges of your chosen career
    • Be trained in the art of leadership by experienced military professionals
    • Access exceptional sporting and recreational facilities and be a part of a wide variety of sports and special-interest clubs
    • Earn your degree from UNSW
    • Choose from a range of degrees - Arts, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Science and Technology
    • Enjoy free medical and dental, subsidised food and accommodation
    • Receive a starting salary of over $40,000 plus super while studying and no Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) fees.
  • Yrs 7-12: Sirius College Career Development on social media - You may see them up the top of each News Feed posting, but we do recommend that you like/follow any/all of our social media channels. We are connected to each of the key tertiary institutes across Victoria, as well as a range of different industry channels/pages/feeds, and we'll be posting & re-posting information from them on a regular basis via our channels - knowledge is power! It's an excellent way to support what you gain from the News Feed. You can access any of our 3 social platforms by clicking any of the @sccareerdev handles at the top.
    
 

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday May 20 (Posted: 20/05/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

  • Yrs 10-12: Entry and Pathways to ACU Webinar THIS AFTERNOON - There’s more than one way into university. Discover your options for studying at ACU no matter your age or background. You’ll hear from ACU staff on the different pathways into your preferred course, as well as a panel of current students who will discuss their own pathway in to ACU. You will also have an opportunity to ask the panel questions. This webinar begins at 5pm THIS AFTERNOON. To register your attendance, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Year13 Career Expo on now - Finding your dream job has never been easier. The Year13 Expo lets you find a career you’re genuinely passionate about without even having to get out of bed. Over the course of this week, you’ll hear from experts, chat with influencers and explore all of your post-school options at our digital careers expo that you can access from anywhere you have internet. These expos are for all prospective students and families and students can go into the running to win $5,000 and some amazing mentorship and work experience opportunities with the Year13 Passport. The Year13 Career Expo is running until the end of this Friday, so to participate in it, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: SAE Institute Australia Open Day - SAE is a creative media college located in the Melbourne area. The institute is running an online open day for prospective students tomorrow, Thursday 21 May, 12pm – 4pm. For more information and to RSVP, click here. Courses are offered in:
    • graphic design
    • augmented & virtual reality
    • film
    • games development
    • animation
    • music production, audio
    • photography
  • Yrs 10-12 - Planning on studying teaching at university? If you are planning on applying for an undergraduate education degree in the future, you will need to be aware of selection criteria - more than the ATAR! Remember, each university can be different with their prerequisites, so read all information carefully.
    • Achieve a minimum ATAR of 70: Some universities will require a higher ATAR. You may be able to access entry into courses with a lower ATAR if you are eligible for ATAR adjustment factors.
    • Complete the CASPer test: this is an online video-based situational judgment test. The test is designed to measure ethics, empathy and communication (selected universities will require this). For more information on CASPer, click here.
    • Achieve prerequisites: meet the requirements for prerequisite subjects.
 
 
  • Yrs 7-12: Aust. Maths Science Institute Career Guide - Students often ask ‘how will I ever use maths in the real‑world?’ The AMSI Career Guide, called MATHSADDS, aims to help answer this question by providing a one-stop shop for information on mathematics and statistics careers. With examples of real job ads, you can explore the real-world application of mathematics. Be inspired by profiles and plan your next steps with study pathway information. AMSI hops that you will change your perception of mathematics and statistics as you discover how varied and rewarding these career pathways can be. If you’d like to delve even deeper, you can find more information on AMSI's website, including more job ads, profiles, videos and a range of resources to support you. To access this really useful guide, click here.
 

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday May 19 (Posted: 19/05/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

  • Yr12: Scholarship & Early Entry resources - As per the SEQTA direqt message sent out to all Yr12s earlier today, 3 resources are being provided below to assist with tertiary decision making later this year. All Yr12 students considering university studies are strongly advised to read all applicable information in these guides, and act upon them when the time is right to do so; speak to your campus' Career Development Practitioner for more information on any of these:
    • 'How to apply for scholarships in 4 easy steps 2021' - click here.
    • 'Early Admission Programs 2021, Victoria & Tasmania' - click here.
    • 'Early Admission Programs 2021, NSW and ACT' - click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: CQUni Virtual Aviation Information Evening - Aviation is a resilient industry that will recover from this crisis and bounce back stronger. There will be future opportunities and growing demand for new pilots to have a fulfilling career in aviation. Take advantage of that opportunity and consider pilot training as your study option. The Virtual Aviation Information Evening on Thursday June 4 will be a great opportunity to learn more about studying aviation through CQUni's renowned online study mode and their local flight partner, as well as the study and practical flight training arrangements in place for students studying in Melbourne (CQUni is a Qld-based uni with a Melbourne campus near Southern Cross Railway Station). Hear from Aviation Head of Course, Professor Steven Thatcher about what you need to get started and the suite of aviation courses they offer that combines academic and aeronautical knowledge with the necessary flight training to take your career to new heights. For more information & to register, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: LCI Melbourne Virtual Open Day May 2020 - On May 23, come explore and experience what life is like at LCI Melbourne. Their Virtual Open Day provides a great opportunity for you to explore innovative study and career pathways from the comfort of your own couch! Learn all about LCI's different available courses, creative majors and cutting edge online and on-campus facilities. Engage with a variety of customised live events, led by their inspiring mentors and discover more about contemporary and innovative design practice. Enjoy first access to the brand new 360 Virtual Campus Tour launching on Open Day and explore everything our heritage Collingwood campus has to offer. Receive personalised design advice, workshop your portfolio and ensure you are interview ready. For those interested in creative design, this is for you. For more information & to register, click here.
  • Yrs 7-12: What is a Paralegal? The Centre for Paralegal Studies states that paralegals play an integral role in the legal profession, and they can offer significant assistance in the delivery of legal services. They work in various types of organisations including law firms, government agencies and corporate legal departments. The use of paralegals in the profession can allow legal services to be delivered more efficiently and more cost effectively. Although paralegals are not solicitors or barristers, they often perform tasks that are of a legal nature. However, this does not mean that only people who are undertaking a law degree or are currently working in a legal environment can obtain a role as a paralegal. With the right training, skills and knowledge, opportunities for paralegal roles are available to people from a wide range of disciplines including business and management. In Victoria, a number of universities offer studies in Legal Disputes, Criminology, Criminal Justice, etc. and all lead to careers in the paralegal services. You can learn more about paralegals, and many more law-related topics during Law Week, which is on this week! For more information on the events being held, click here.

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Friday May 15 (Posted: 15/05/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

Something different to end the week: University Terminology
When school students are looking into university study, they often come across words or terms they are unfamiliar with. If this sounds familiar, here are a few of the more commonly used terms to help you understand what is being talked about!

  • Associate Degree – an associate degree is generally a two-year qualification that is made up of two-thirds of a bachelor’s degree and may be offered by both TAFEs and universities. Students often use this as a steppingstone to the full bachelor’s degree.

  • Assumed knowledge – refers to subjects the university recommends or prefers a student to have studied at school before starting the course.

  • ATAR – Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank – the figure used by VTAC to calculate the entrance ranking for a university course.

  • Bachelor’s degree – the award/qualification a student gains when they have completed studies in an undergraduate course, which takes between 3 or 4 years of full-time study. This is the traditional starting point of a university qualification.

  • Bridging Course – an introductory course to help students achieve the preferred entry level to a degree, e.g. a bridging maths course for students who do not have the preferred maths but need it to access a course.

  • Census Date – the last day a student can withdraw from their university course and not owe fees.

  • Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) – a student’s enrolment in a university degree for which the Commonwealth government makes a contribution towards the cost of that student’s education (formerly known as a HECS place).

  • Credit – if a student has previously studied – perhaps at TAFE – and has Recognised Prior Learning (RPL), the student may be able to receive credit for a subject or subjects in their course. Also often referred to as Advanced Standing.

  • Double degree – a student can choose to complete a double degree – this integrates studies in two degrees resulting in an award of two degrees, usually after a minimum of 4 years of study. Often also referred to as Combined Degrees.

  • Defer – a student may choose to delay starting their course. Deferring an offer of a place might mean delaying for 6, 12, 18 or 24 months. Deferment ensures the student is guaranteed their place in their selected course.

  • Elective – a subject that is not core to the degree and is often from another faculty, e.g. a commerce student might choose psychology (from the Arts Faculty) as an elective.

  • Faculty – a department within a university devoted to a particular area of study – so, Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science.

  • FEE-HELP – a loan scheme for domestic students used to pay all or part of an eligible student’s tuition fees for university courses but cannot be used for additional study costs such as laptops, accommodation, or textbooks.  A 25% loan fee may apply. 

  • Graduate – a student who has completed studying at university for a first level degree, e.g. a bachelor’s degree.
  • HECS-HELP – a loan scheme that assists domestic students with a CSP to pay their contribution. Students may choose to pay their fees upfront, or choose to defer payment via the HECS-HELP loan scheme.

  • Honours – many bachelor’s degrees offer a fourth year – called an Honours year. The Honours year allows students to further focus on a particular an area of interest. The Honours year can either be integrated into a 4-year bachelor’s degree or be offered as a separate year after completion of a 3-year bachelor’s degree if results are strong enough.

  • Lecture – a period of teaching given by a lecturer to a large group of students in a lecture theatre; can often be as many as 300 students in a lecture.

  • ​​​​​​​Major study – an area within a course that allows in-depth study in a particular field. More than one major may be allowed in some courses.

  • Minor study – a grouping of subjects allowing a broader understanding of a few subjects, with less emphasis on in-depth study.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​OS-HELP  OS-HELP is a loan scheme for students enrolled in a CSP who want to study some of their course overseas. If you get OS-HELP, your provider will pay the loan amount directly to you. You can use it to pay for airfares, accommodation or other travel costs.

  • ​​​​​​​Postgraduate – a student studying at university for a second level degree, e.g. a master's degree. Some universities (eg. Uni of Melb) will also call studying at this level 'Graduate study'.

  • ​​​​​​​Prerequisite – a set of conditions – usually a completion of a subject – that must be met before enrollment in a subject or course is allowed. 

  • SA-HELP – SA‑HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay for all or part of their student services and amenities fees – so, non-academic fees.

  • Transcript – this is the university academic record each student receives, like a school report.

  • Tutorial – a period of teaching given to a small group of students – involving discussion and participation. Similar to a school class setting.

  • Undergraduate – a student studying at university for a first level degree, e.g. a bachelor’s degree.

  • VET Student Loans – a loan scheme for domestic students used to pay all or part of an eligible student’s tuition fees for TAFE courses, but cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. A 20% loan fee usually applies. 

  • Workplace learning – practical training in a workplace, such as internships or practical work experience. This is a hands-on experience – some universities call it Industry Based Learning or Work Integrated Learning.

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday May 14 (Posted: 14/05/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

  • Yr12 University Entry Early Programs - A quick reminder of the 5 main early entry programs currently available in universities across Victoria right now:
    • Australian Catholic University (ACU):
      • Community Achievers Program. Various closing dates for each campus. Click here.
      • Passion for Business. Applications deadline unlisted. Click here.
      • Passion for Law. Applications deadline unlisted. Click here.
    • La Trobe University:
      • Aspire Early Admissions Program. Applications close 31 August 2020. Click here.
    • Victoria University (VU):
      • VU Guaranteed. Applications close 9 October (we already have a few this year at Sirius College!) Click here.
  
  • Yrs 10-12: Interested in studying business? Did you know that several universities offer a year of industry experience as part of their undergraduate business degrees? The following are three examples:
    • Victoria University: At least 40 weeks of paid industry experience through the Cooperative Education program (competitive entry). Click here.
    • Swinburne University: A guaranteed year of paid industry experience through the Bachelor of Business (Professional) degree, Click here.
    • RMIT University: A guaranteed year of industry experience through the Applied program for Marketing, Economics and Finance, Information Systems, International Business, and Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Click here.
         
  • Yrs 9-12: Beyond School Study Guide - The Australian Government's 'Beyond School Study Guide' will help you make important decisions about your future studies through a very easy-to-understand guide. Check out the factsheets on each of the HELP loans (including HECS-HELP), different pathways to university, and compare what study might look like in higher education and vocational education and training (VET). To access this guide, click here.
 
 
 

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday May 13 (Posted: 13/05/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

  • Yrs 10-12: Your Fed Future webinar: "Your pathway, your future" - Everyone’s career pathway is different. Whether you don’t achieve the ATAR you were hoping for, or you’re returning to study for a career change (so this is also open to your parents as well!), join Federation University to learn which pathway options suit you, including TAFE courses available and several fast track options for gaining entry into university degrees. Also hear from a current student about their transition from TAFE to university. This webinar is on TONIGHT from 6pm-6:30pm. To register, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Study@RMIT Expo - Discover everything that RMIT has to offer, from wherever you are in the world. This exclusive online event, occuring on Saturday May 30, allows you to explore RMIT's study areas, receive tailored advice from RMIT's friendly staff, take part in interactive webinars and immerse yourself in their 360 degree campus videos. Register your attendance and RMIT will send you everything you need, from event reminders to your own personal login details. For more information & to register, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Monash Information Evening Webinar - Monash knows that choosing a university is a big decision. To help wih this, get all your Monash-related questions answered at their information evening webinar on Tuesday May 26. During the informative webinar, you'll learn about what it's like to study at Monash. Find out about Monash's range of courses, accommodation options, scholarships, student life and so much more! For more information & to register, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Discover Deakin - Like all the other events listed today, Deakin have moved many of their campus-based events online, which means you can still get a taste of Deakin’s progressive, real-world approach to learning. They're here to support you every step of the way to overcome the challenging circumstances we all now find ourselves in and to achieve your study goals. Their course information webinars are running from May through to July, and are part of this support. Discover what it’s like to study at Deakin – meet future teachers, hear student stories and get all the info you need to choose the right course for you. There are MANY different webinar options, so to learn more & register, click here.

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday 12 May (Posted: 12/05/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

  • Yrs 7-12: 15 jobs that don’t exist…yet - What will a job search look like in 2050? No-one knows – but one popular estimate suggests 65% of primary school-aged kids will end up in yet-to-be-created careers. Careers packed with next-gen STEM gigs in cutting-edge fields like Augmented Reality (AR), data analytics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based service roles. Careers with STEM came up with 15 jobs that possibly might be advertised in 30+ years. And yep, all of them require STEM skills! Click here to read more.
  • Yrs 9-12: Law Week 2020 - There’s something for everyone during Law Week this year! Law Week is an annual festival of events which makes learning about the law easy. This year Law Week will look different to last year, but it is going ahead, nonetheless. With webinars, interviews, information sessions, free legal advice, podcasts and plenty more, Law Week makes learning about the law easy for all Victorians. This year, Law Week will take place from Monday 18 May - Sunday 24 May. Check out the Law Week program at Law Week 2020 by clicking here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Year13 Career Expo - Finding your dream job has never been easier. The Year13 Expo lets you find a career you’re genuinely passionate about without even having to get out of bed. Over the course of the week, you’ll hear from experts, chat with influencers and explore all of your post-school options at our digital careers expo that you can access from anywhere you have internet. Plus they’ve got $5,000 and some amazing mentorship and work experience opportunities up for grabs with the Year13 Passport. The Expo will run next week from Monday 18 May - Friday 22 May. For information and RSVP, click here.
  • Yr12: VTAC webinar from last week - Join Michael from VTAC for a run-through of the VTAC application process from last week's Torrens University Virtual Career Expo, from finding courses to receiving an offer. The webinar will also cover the ATAR and scaling at the end of the seminar. Click here to view (approx 17-18min on YouTube). Note that the Career Development Department will also be running through this information in August when VTAC opens for 2021 applications.
 
 
 

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

Career Development Daily News Fix: Monday May 11 (Posted: 11/05/2020)

Facebook: @SCCareerDev   /   Twitter: @SCCareerDev   /   Instagram: @SCCareerDev

Weekly update: How is COVID-19 changing the Australian Labour Market?

This week, we look closer at how the current pandemic is affecting younger workers in Australia (ie. you!), and the ability to find/hold a job. As always, it's younger workers who feel downturns in the labour market the worst...but is there glimer of hope on the horizon for those of you who have/want a part-time job?

  • In the middle week of April, the number of people employed in Australia fell by 1.5%. That's not a terrible result compared to what Australia has seen since the start of March, but it still adds up to a 7.5% fall in employment in the past month, which means close to 975,000 less people employed in mid-April as opposed to mid-March...and this is why we have seen long lines in front of Centrelink...:
Weekly growth of jobs by age since mid-January - all working ages combined
  • As always with unemployment, the job losses are not evenly spread across the age groups. In every economic downturn (people losing money & jobs), younger workers suffer the worst and the job losses get less until you get to workers close to retirement, whereupon the numbers rise again:
Past 4 week change in employment by age and gender
 
  • Younger workers inevitably have less attachment to any job than older workers (you've been there for less time), and they are usually less experienced; both of these mean it's easier to remove younger workers now & rehire/replace with different younger workers when business picks up again. But while previous recessions (economic downturn) have seen massive falls in the number of youth employed, nothing compares to what we are seeing now, especially for women:
Percent of 15-19 year olds with a job
  • The reason why youth and women in general have suffered larger losses of work is because of the industries that have been hammered by closures. And the thing about these industries is they all feature much higher levels of young workers than others. 25% of those working in Accommodation and Food Services are teenagers, as are just over 10% of workers in Arts and Recreation. The only high employer of youth not in the top six of industries to lose jobs was Retail. But even here, while there have not been losses in supermarkets (panic buying!) and food retailing (take away & delivery), latest retail sales data show massive falls among other sectors such as clothing and department stores.
Job losses by industry for 15-19yr old workers
 

(Orange columns are the 3 most impacted industries for all ages combined; grey are 3 least impacted industries)
  • However, is it all 'doom & gloom' for young workers like you? Possibly not! There are the first signs emerging that we might - MIGHT - be through the worst of the youth job loss phase of this economic downturn. As employers stabilise their companies with idea innovation (eg. cafes delivering hampers on Mothers Day) as well as government programs like JobKeeper, finding a part-time job as a school student might be getting easier for the first time in months!
Weekly growth of jobs by age since mid-January - 15-19yr olds only
 


So what can you do in the face of the current (and very different!) Australian Labour Market, to find a part job right now? How can you positively stand out in a crowd of applications? Look inside your Student Secure Area of siriuscollegecareers.com for all the resources you need so you're ready to grab the opportunity when it emerges for you!

All information published May 7 2020, and is provided by both the Australian Buerau of Statistics & Greg Jericho at the Guardian newspaper.

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

To unsubscribe, click here 

 
STUDENT AREA