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Sirius College Career Development


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Career Development Daily News Fix: Monday Oct 26 (Posted: 26/10/2020)

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  • Yrs 9-12: Job Outlook Occupation Skills Spider Web - This interactive visualisation tool shows the skill levels of 12 common skills across various jobs. The skills 'spider web' can help you understand the skills you need for the career options you're considering. This is a remarkable resource, and one that, more than many others, really displays what you need to develop to move towards the future you want! With more than 1,000 different career options available to research, you're bound to find what you're thinking about for your future on here! Just type your career ambition in, and see! To access this resource, click here (the spider web below is for "Secondary School Teachers").
  • Yrs 11 & 12: RMIT/ATAR Notes 'STEM Exam Cram' - VCE exams are closing in, and RMIT & ATAR Notes are here to help prepare for Science & Maths exams. Get the best tips and tricks for maximising your STEM exam marks this weekend, and learn top ways to prepare in the final weeks from high-achieving graduates. Registering for these sessions can give a huge advantage in the lead-up to exams - and they can help with uni decision-making, too! Get awesome insight into STEM degrees with free info sessions from RMIT. For more information & to register for the session/s of interest, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: New Speech Pathology podcast - Third year speech pathology students, Hannah McKerral and Sienna McCormack have started a podcast called The Up + Coming Speechies. This is fantastic podcast for students interested in studying speech pathology or allied health in the future. You can find episodes on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, and new episodes are released weekly on Wednesday mornings. For information on speech pathology as a career and course information, click here for Apple Podcasts, or click here for Spotify.
  • Yrs 9-12: MyFuture career stories - Be inspired by reading interesting real-life career stories of people who have transitioned from school to work. Discover the different pathways they took to their chosen careers. With over 100 different stories, there's something you'll be bound to find that will be of interest. To read these stories, click here.
 
 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday Oct 22 (Posted: 22/10/2020)

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  • Yrs 10-12: New double degree: Bachelor of Global Studies and Bachelor of IT – Monash’s new Bachelor of Global Studies aims to create leaders who'll tackle our global challenges and create social change. Students will apply learning in practical and professional ‘real life’ contexts and take part in a core overseas study trip. The highly practical Bachelor of IT will teach students to use IT effectively and to develop and manage IT-based systems. Topics include computer networks and security. Eligible students may apply for the industry-based learning (IBL) placement program. For more information on this new course option, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Interested in forensic science? Afterlife is a web series that explores what goes on behind the doors at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and the Coroners Court of Victoria. Join Meshel Laurie and Catherine McClements as they interview Melbourne’s real Silent Witness and meet some of Australia’s top forensic and legal experts, including forensic pathologists, anthropologists, toxicologists, odontologists, molecular biologists, physicians and coroners. For more information, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Do you love the outdoors? Have you considered studying outdoor education or outdoor recreation? You can study outdoor recreation at TAFE institutes, private providers and via a traineeship at outdoor education centres such as Camp Coolamatong, Victoria and Outward Bound, NSW. You can also study outdoor education and outdoor recreation at university. The following are examples of courses you can explore:
    • Victoria University: Footscray Park campus: Bachelor of Outdoor Leadership - click here.
    • La Trobe University, Bendigo campus: Bachelor of Outdoor Education - click here.
    • Federation University, Ballarat and Gippsland campuses: Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Education, Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education - click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Swinburne Design Factory - Swinburne Design Factory is part of the Global Design Factory Network – a global network of universities (Finland, China, Chile, Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal) offering innovative education, research and partnerships. This network brings together students, industry and researchers to co-create for extraordinary results. The aim is to turn ideas into reality. The projects offer students new and unique experiences, challenging team members to move outside of their comfort zone in order to create innovation and new thinking. Over the course of a project, students gain valuable skills that can set them apart in the employment market. Find out more about the Design Factory at Design Factory by clicking here.
 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday Oct 20 (Posted: 20/10/2020)

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  • Yrs 10-12: Creative Arts at Deakin - Now, more than ever, the arts – and artists – are playing a crucial role in leading change and re-framing our future. Creative Arts at Deakin has embraced the challenges of 2020 to build a strong, articulate, and future-ready community of makers. The world needs more creativity, so now is the time for students to follow their passion and become a valuable creative contributor to the community. Deakin believes in emerging, young talent, and they are here to guide their current and future students as they embark on their creative journey. For more information on the Creative Arts course choices available to you at Deakin Uni (Burwood & Geelong Waterfront Campuses), click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: What skills will future careers need most? With work taking up such a huge part of our adult lives, it’s important to consider all the options before making a decision. So, how do we combine our passions and interests with the skills that future careers will need most? To help you answer this question - EMPLOYABILITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EMPLOYMENT - watch this 2min video exploring this idea through a panel discussion, featuring 2 school students like yourselves! We'll give you a clue - if you're using the ATAR to answer this in any way, that's simply incorrect! To view the video, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: "Do what you do do well" - Australia’s Chief Scientist borrowed from the lyrics of an old country song when asked at a Year13 summit what advice he had for school leavers unsure of their next step. “Do what you do do well,” Dr Alan Finkel told the virtual Future of Work Expo last month. “Doors of opportunity open for those people who are very well prepared,” Dr Finkel told the summit. So, are you prepared? To read more from what our Chief Scientist said at the Year 13 Future of Work Summit (hint - EVERYONE, and not just those who enjoy Science, can take something away from this), click here.
  • Yrs 9-12 (predominantly KBC): Higher Education at Chisholm - At Chisholm, they're proud of providing quality and practical education that changes lives and communities, and keeps up with the many rapid changes taking place in the world. Chisholm offer a range of qualifications from certificates to degrees, as well as short courses and pathways to skill you, inspire you and prepare you for a lifelong career. Their partnerships with universities, industry and the community gives you options, as does their government-funded training, and access to student loans and scholarships for eligible students. At Chisholm, they're creating education for the future, and they hope you'll join them. To see the range of post-school options that exist for you at Chisholm, including all the ways you can get a university degree WITHOUT an ATAR, click here.

 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Monday Oct 19 (Posted: 19/10/2020)

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  • Yrs 10-12: Labour Force Summary Fact Sheet - The Labour Force Summary Fact Sheet contains a brief snapshot of the Australian labour market as at September 2020. Information available includes developments in employment, unemployment, the unemployment rate, as well as an overview of youth and states and territories; much of the information also shows these developments by gender. The information is in the form of numbers & tables, so whilst detailed, is fairly straight-forward to understand. To get a picture of what's happening in the 'real world' right now to help inform your decisions, click here.
  • Yr11: Higher Education Studies in VCE applications now open - Applications are now being accepted from students who have achieved a minimum B+ cumulative grade in all Yr11 reports, to apply for the Higher Education Studies in VCE Program in 2021. Application forms can be found on the 'Student Downloads' page inside your Student Secure Area of siriuscollegecareers.com. Applicants are strongly recommended to hand your application form in person to your Career Development Practitioner. Applications will close next Friday October 30.
  • Yrs 9-12: 4 surprising cybersecurity career paths - These four experts all work for one of the world’s biggest cybersecurity companies – but took very different paths to get there. What's the point of this? Simple - there's more than 1 'path' to build the career you want, and more than 1 way to define 'success'! If working in the growing cybersecurity industry is of interest, click here to read more about how to enter it (Hint - you should also download the 'Careers with Cybersecurity' eMag spoken about last week, on the 'Career Dev Resources & Webinars' page inside your Student Secure Area of siriuscollegecareers.com).
  • Yrs 9-12: What will future work look like for you? In the future, could you be a robot ethicist? An offworld habitat designer? A personal brand manager? A biofilm plumber? A smart dust wrangler? Everyone has characteristics that make them unique. Different people have different combinations of interests, aptitudes, and skills. This job explorer tool has been designed to identify some of your career interests and aptitudes. It is not a fully detailed assessment - while you may have stronger interests in some areas than in others, you may also find that you can relate to more than one. On the basis of your answers, the job explorer will recommend some of the ‘100 Jobs of the Future’ that may be a fit for you. To use this excellent, curiosity-driven resource built by Ford, Deakin Uni & Griffith Uni, click here (It's under 'Post School Options' --> 'Job Information' on siriuscollegecareers.com).
 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Friday October 16 (Posted: 16/10/2020)

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  • Yrs 9-12: Money in your pocket and your weekends free. Why an apprenticeship could be right for you - Depending on what you want to do, higher education might be the best option for you, however with research saying there’s not a massive difference between what graduates earn right after they finish higher education or an apprenticeship, either way you are making a good decision for your future. But one benefit apprenticeships and traineeships have on higher education is that you get paid while you study and work. So, if you want some money in your pocket and your weekends free, why not start an apprenticeship or traineeship? To learn more about this fantastic option to build the life you want, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Study Abroad & Exchange Programs offered by Victorian universities - Students who choose to take up an opportunity to do some of their university study overseas get the opportunity to immerse themselves in another culture, study at an overseas university, and really get to engage with students and lecturers at those institutions. An added bonus of many study-abroad programs is that students get to study for one or two semesters at these overseas partner institutions and earn credit towards their degrees. NOTE: This information is provided on the assumption that overseas travel will resume when safe. Find out more about the Study Abroad programs offered by clicking any of the following links:
  • Yrs 9-12: Finding your creative superpower: preparing for career success - Every job, every sector, every industry requires creative thought. What will you need to navigate the future world of work? This interactive webinar from Deakin University - targeted for secondary school students - will give you tips and tasks to discover the creative strength in you. It will explore the future world of work, what employers are looking for, and how you can harness your creativity to give you a competitive edge in the workforce. Creativity is not limited to the makers and the musicians. It can be found in the communicators, the thinkers, the adventurers, the producers, the dreamers, and the innovators. Join this webinar to discover which one you are and how you can apply it to your future study and career. This webinar is occurring next Tuesday Oct 20 at 7pm. For more information & to register, click here.
  • 15yrs & older: JD Sports Christmas Casual jobs - Known best as the 'King of Trainers', JD Sports is a leading multi-channel retailer of the biggest and best global sports fashion brands across footwear and apparel. In 2017, JD Sports established itself in the Australian market and has since expanded to over 28 stores across NSW, VIC, QLD and WA. As a Christmas Casual, you will help JD Sports trade through their busiest time of year by providing exceptional customer service to create a unique and memorable JD experience! Join a growing brand and be a part of their business during the most exciting time of the year! There are plenty of roles available and hours will be given to star performers! For more information on this opportunity, click here.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday Oct 15 (Posted: 15/10/2020)

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  • Yrs 10-12: Plan to study after school? Here’s five things to think about - If you’re in your senior years of schooling, figuring out what you want to do next can be really difficult. Studying after school through vocational education and training (VET), or a higher education provider (eg. uni), is something more than half of people choose to do. So, if you want to study after school, here are five things to think about. Click here to read more.
  • Yrs 9-12: Careers with Technology & Cybersecurity e-Mags - 2 fantastic new e-Mags are available for you to browse if you have an interest in a career with technology or a career in cybersecurity. Both of these are available to download now from the 'Career Dev. resources & webinars' page inside your Student Secure Area on siriuscollegecareers.com:
    • Careers with Technology: Discover how you can build your dream career by combining technology with your passion for anything from fashion, humanities and health, to space, education or conservation. Meet real-life tech professionals with diverse career paths, including non-uni grads. Discover how tech is revitalising our regional areas, plus gain industry insights and tips from real people inside some of our biggest tech companies about how to land a job.
    • Careers with Cybersecurity: Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing industries, with the Australian sector alone expected to grow by 300% by 2026 – and 17,000 new cyber security workers needed in that time. Cybersecurity is also crucial for keeping our infrastructure and societies safe. Produced with the support of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, this special 19-page edition highlights the diverse and sometimes surprising pathways into a career in cybersecurity, busts myths around what it means and looks like to work in this crucial sector, emphasises the importance of non-technical skills and showcases real-life cyber professionals with inspiring career stories.
 
  • Yrs 9-12 EMC & MFC: Nouvelle Hair and Beauty Student art competition - A unique opportunity has been passed on for those in Yrs 9-12, who have an artistic flair. Nouvelle Hair and Beauty Supplies is a family owned business in Tullamarine and have been in the industry for over 12 years. They are in the process of establishing their very own hairdressing academy, with the aim to bridge the gap and provide support between their clients, students and the community who are looking for a career in the industry. They are looking for artists between the ages of 15 to 18 who can submit the most creative piece to be painted on their roller doors, that will include the company logo and also your own signature. The theme of the artwork will be hair, so please get creative. The winner will be invited to the company's new premises in Tullamarine to complete the artwork in three different areas of the premises. The company will provide all the tools necessary to create the artwork, but you will need to find your own way to the premises in Tullamarine. The competition prize will include a $1000 worth of hair products and the winner will be announced and promoted on social media. For those considering a creative future, imagine how good this would be on your CV! This competition will be open until Friday October 30, so for more information, please contact Mr. Scott via SEQTA message as soon as you can.
  • Yrs 9-12: Australian Defence Force careers - Did you know that there are over 200 roles to choose from in the Army, Airforce and Navy? So many of the options that you might be considering for your career in our 'civilian' world, also exist in the 'military' world, so as well as building your career, you're also serving Australia's national interests. The ADF has developed a careers guide for students and parents that provide a concise overview of career and study options. You can download the guide by clicking here. To download other guides such as the recruitment process, fitness guidelines, and pay rates, click here.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday Oct 14 (Posted: 14/10/2020)

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  • Yr12: USI reminder...with even-greater importance- You have all already been reminded quite a few times about the need to create a USI if you are planning on attending TAFE or university in 2021 (look at your SEQTA messages for a message on May 6 about this), but today, VTAC sent out the following notification: "From 1 January 2021, new higher education students will need a USI in order to be eligible for Commonwealth assistance (Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and/or HELP loan). It will be a mandatory field on the electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) for new students". So now it's not a case of us saying you should get it organised - we're now saying you MUST & NEED TO get it organised if you want a CSP and/or HECS/FEE-HELP place. For more information, including where to create your USI, click here. Quoting VTAC again, "VTAC applicants can add a USI by going to the ‘personal details’ tab in their VTAC account and using the ‘Unique student identifier (USI)’ link. USI information entered prior to the change of preference date for an offer round will be passed on to tertiary institutions making an offer. Students are encouraged to apply early for a USI to ensure it can be provided in time for use in the enrolment process."
  • Yr11: Higher Education Studies Program application window - Students who have achieved a minimum cumulative of B+ through all reports in 2021 are invited to apply to undertake 2 1st year university subjects as a part of their Year 12 studies in 2021. Applications for this program will be accepted during Weeks 3 & 4 (Oct 19 - Oct 30); no late applications will be accepted. You can submit your application to your Career Development Practitioner at any point in this window - please ensure you give it to them in person, as applications in years gone by that have been slid under office doors have been removed by cleaners because they assume it's rubbish. Successful applicants will be notified during Week 5 (Nov 2-6) & will work with their Career Development Practitioner to complete all university application requirements prior to the university submission deadline. Application forms are available on the 'Student Downloads' page inside your Student Secure Area on siriuscollegecareers.com.
            
  • Yrs 9-12: Postgraduate surgery: Study options explained - Surgery can solve all manner of health conditions from superficial to critical. With a postgraduate qualification (ie. your 2nd university degree), you can hone your surgical knowledge and abilities. Having completed your undergraduate (ie. your 1st university degree) medicine qualifications, you’re likely very familiar with many intricacies surrounding surgery. However, there’s far more to learn that can help you grow in your career. This article will cover some of the postgraduate study options available, what they cover, what their purpose is and how you can get into them. To read more, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Five reasons you should study Psychology (at uni) - Do you want to save the planet from our own destruction? Well, you should become a psychologist! Find out why as well as 4 other reasons to study psychology! Tip - there's more to studying Psychology than just becoming a Psychologist! To read more, click here. If you have an interest in Psychology, and want to know about a range of different career options it can open up for you, click here to access the Psychology Career Target on siriuscollegecareers.com - every listed career option is hyperlinked & will provide you more information on the option you selected.
 

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday Oct 13 (Posted: 13/10/2020)

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  • Yrs 9-12: Australian Qualifications Framework - Every qualification in Australia (Certificate, Diploma Bachelor, Masters etc.) is found on the 10-step Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). This means that there is a very clear line of study progression from Level 1 (Certificate I) right through to Level 10 (Doctoral Degree). You can enter at any step (some, you'll need specific qualifications before entering & some you don't), but you can also leave at any point with the knowledge to allow you to succeed in the Labour Market! To learn about the AQF & see what each qualification in Australia is REALLY about (eg. a 'Doctor' is just a qualification, not a job!), click here.

  • Yr11: La Trobe 'Achieve Plus' webinar - For those students eligible (you know who you are), VCE Plus is now 'Achieve Plus'. Achieve Plus provides an academic challenge whilst you engage in university-style teaching and learning. Completing an extension studies program can improve your study skills overall, and many students notice an improvement in their VCE studies. Study a pair of subjects in either a Health, Law, Business or Social Science stream and gain credit for these subjects towards your La Trobe degree. Learn more about this new program at La Trobe Uni's upcoming webinar for Achieve Plus, on Monday Oct 26. For more information & to register, click here.
 
  • Yrs 7-12: Career Development activities in your Student Secure Area - Term 4 is a GREAT time to reflect on what you've done through this calendar year to progress your career (tough as it might have been), and to begin laying the groundwork for next year. To help you with this, a range of different interactive Career Development resources are available for you inside your Student Secure Area of siriuscollegecareers.com. Helping you with critical areas of your career development journey such as 'Learning about myself', 'Enterprise/21st century skills', 'Preparing for work', 'Money & finance', 'Post school options' & more, this is your opportunity to invest in you - it's your future you're helping to build! To access, click here to access the Student Secure Area (always found under 'For Students' as well as via the orange 'Student Area' tab on siriuscollegecareers.com, and once in, click the 'Activities' tab on the left, as shown in the image below. The default login is your school eMail (SEQTAnumber@sc.vic.edu.au) & 'password1234' - change these when you can to what works for you.
  • Yr12: Scholarships available through institutions - In addition to the scholarships available through VTAC (whose applications closed last Friday), there are many more scholarships offered by different institutions. These scholarships require you to apply directly to the institution and many are listed in a table provided by VTAC. To access this table, click here. It also may be worth your time looking at institutions' websites - there may be other scholarships for which you are eligible. All scholarship pages for universities in Victoria are listed on the Scholarships page (under 'For Students') on siriuscollegecareers.com, so go from there - we've done the searching for the relevant pages already for you. Remember, if there were only 100 scholarships available, 30 would be for high academic achievement - most are not, so just apply & see what happens!

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Monday Oct 12 (Posted: 12/10/2020)

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  • Yr12: Swinburne Uni 'MathsLink' - MathsLink: Methods is a bridging program for students needing VCE Units 3 and 4 of Mathematical Methods to study at Swinburne. Mathematical Methods is a prerequisite for many bachelor degrees in aviation, engineering, and information and communication technology. This bridging program is designed to help students who have not studied Mathematical Methods as part of their VCE to meet the prerequisite for entry into their chosen course. The prerequisite for entry into VCE Maths Link Methods is a passing grade in VCE Units 3 & 4 Further Mathematics OR VCE Units 1 & 2 Mathematical Methods. On successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to make a direct application to Swinburne University for entry in 2021. For more information, click here.

  • Yrs 9-12: The do's and dont's for a career in Entertainment and Media Industries - Students interested in the media & entertainment industries are invited are invited to register for this webinar where freelance journalist Luke Dennehy will talk about his career in journalism and the media. Luke will explain how his career developed and tips and tricks for success in the many and varied ways you can work in media. He has worked in sporting entertainment, presented regular segments on radio and TV and entertainment journalism. Commencing his career at the Herald Sun as an Editorial Assistant in 1998 lead to completing his journalism cadetship in 2001. More recently Luke has worked on the media and communications for the TV show, Love Island Australia, the Australian Open and The Block. This webinar is on this Thursday October 15 at 4pm. To register, click here.

  • Yrs 9-12: 'Jobs of the Future' podcast - Federation University has just launched their new podcast, 'Jobs of the Future'. It explores workplace changes driven by the pandemic and technological advances. You can hear from Fed Uni's experts in the field as they share their research and industry insight to discover what your job of the future may look like. Episodes are released fortnightly, with the first 3 episodes available for download: 'Healthy Animals, Healthy Humans', 'Privacy in a Digital Age' & 'The Power of Social Entrepreneurship'. To subscribe, click here for Apple Podcasts or click here for Spotify.

  • Yrs 9-12: 10 tips to help you build a successful creative career - You know it's what you want to do. All the doubters are ready to shoot your ideas down. But you're creative to the core and ready to do everything that it takes to build a career and work on the thing you love most. In the work of many Career Development Practitioners with high school students, the career dreams that come through loudest and strongest are those of creatives. But can those dreams become reality? Well, if you ask the parents the answer is 'No!' Those dreams are shut down faster than a two-year-old with a smart phone. Parents want their kids to be happy. And by their reckoning you can't be happy if you're an underemployed actor, artist, musician, dancer, writer or designer! Lots of people give up on their dreams. So how do you develop a career that draws on creativity, talent, skill and passion? Here are a few tips to get you started. Click here to read more.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Friday Oct 9 (Posted: 09/10/2020)

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VTAC tally: weekly update - SEAS & VTAC Scholarship deadline day! 5pm!

 

Students with no VTAC account

Students with no preferences

Students who have not paid

Students not yet responded to C19 SEAS questions as of 3:15pm

Eastmeadows (84 applicants)

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Meadow Fair (59 applicants)

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Keysborough (31 applicants)

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Good job Year 12 in all having an account & preferences; excellent job Eastmeadows in all being paid!

  • Yrs 9-12: Seasonal job ads surge as holiday season looms - There's light at the end of an awful year for people wanting to find work! New data from jobs site Indeed reveals more ads for Christmas season jobs have been posted so far in 2020 than had been posted by the end of September 2019. Christmas job ads as a share of overall job postings is up 46% on last year, three-quarters of these in the Retail sector - which is the BIGGEST employer of school students! If you want to earn some money over the next few months, now's the time to start looking for a Christmas casual job! To read more, click here. We will also be on the lookout for Christmas casual job opportunities this term, and will share them on here when we become aware of them.
  • Yrs 9-12: Tax File Numbers - Year 12 students are reminded yet again that they cannot enrol in a CSP (Commonwealth Supported Place) university course next year without a Tax File Number (TFN). Students who want a Christmas Casual job as spoken above also require a TFN by law. Students who do not have one are reminded to apply for a TFN online and have their identity verified through an interview at a participating Australia Post office. To apply and also to find out about participating Post Offices, click here.
  • Yr12: C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship - C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships are one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate students in Australia. Each residential scholarship is valued at up to $60,000 over 3yrs. The scholarships are available to all Australian students, and the majority are usually awarded to students entering their first year of university studies. Selection is largely based on personal qualities and demonstrated leadership as well as academic ability. Undergraduate Hawker Scholars are able to attend a range of Australian educational institutions, so this scholarship is not restricted to one university. The Charles Hawker Scholarship perpetuates the memory of scholar, soldier and pastoralist Charles Allan Seymour Hawker and commemorates the achievements of one of Australia’s most respected statesmen. The 2021 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships will open on Monday 7 December and close on Friday 8 January 2021. Interested Year 12 students are encouraged to browse Scholarships page (under ‘For Students’) on siriuscollegecareers.com for more information on this scholarship.
  • Yrs 7-12: Subscribe to The Young Professionals Podcast - You are invited to subscribe to The Young Professionals Podcast (TYPP) brought to you by ADAPT Careers. During the show the co-hosts, Luke Marriott and Nicholas Sargeant (Sarge), talk to young Australian professionals about what they do in their day-to-day roles, how they got there and what they have learnt along the way. Recent podcasts include conversations with a podiatrist, osteopath, civil engineer, and more. Listen to The Young Professionals Podcast by clicking here for Apple Podcasts, or clicking here for Spotify.
  • Yrs 10-12: ReachOut.com volunteering opportunities - At ReachOut, their vision is for all young people in Australia to be happy and well. They are committed to working with young people to design and deliver a relevant and effective service. Throughout the year, they offer a range of different ways for volunteers aged 16–25 to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people across Australia while gaining relevant skills and experience. Quoting a CURRENT Yr10 EMC student who volunteers her time for ReachOut: "I was given training on providing support and helping people with mental health problems, and now each week for a couple of hours, I talk to people online going through hard times, advise them and provide support". Helping others through one of the most challenging years in memory, gaining the skills that employers LOVE, and adding to your CV - what more can you want! To learn about the opportunities available for you to give back & make a positive difference, click here.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Thursday Oct 8 (Posted: 08/10/2020)

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  • Yrs 9-12: University fee changes - Today, the Australian Senate passed legislation to change the price of university fees from 2021. Whilst it hasn't been made law yet, the Federal Government has the voting numbers in the House of Representatives to ensure that these changes will be made law. It is important that you know this (Yr12 have already been given a heads up about it), because this will impact your HECS-HELP debt amount if you want to go to university, or how much you'll need to pay up-front if you're not eligible for a HECS-HELP debt. Some courses will become much cheaper, some will stay about the same, and some will become much more expensive. To know what these changes are, so you can understand how these changes will affect you, click here. Make sure you identify if you are eligible for a CSP place & then if you are eligible for a HECS-HELP place first - what these terms mean & how to do this is on the document.
  • Yr12: RMIT update - 2 announcements from RMIT, 1 good & 1 not so good:
    • Good: Scholarship deadline - The RMIT Coursework Scholarships Office has a range of scholarships to assist those impacted by financial or educational disadvantage, and some academic merit scholarships. These are scholarships you apply directly for, on top of your VTAC Scholarship application (WHICH CLOSES TOMORROW AT 5PM!). These direct applications also have a deadline, and it's close: Scholarship applications direct to RMIT will close 11:59pm, THIS SUNDAY OCT 11. To access RMIT's (and all Victorian university) scholarships page/s, go to the Scholarships page under 'For Students' on siriuscollegecareers.com
    • Not so good: Course cancellations - Sadly, the financial realities of the current Australian Labour Market & the university sector are starting to bite. RMIT have had to cancel a number of courses for 2021. If you have these on your VTAC preferences, please remove & replace them:
      • 3200332241 – Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronics Major) / Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering) (Honours) package
      • 3203999 - Bachelor of Analytics
      • 3203116 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)
      • 3203998 - Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)
      • 3203314 - Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)
      • 3203296 - Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
      • 3203391 - Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
      • 3203121 - Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)
      • 3203286 - Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering) (Honours)
      • 3203338 - Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Computer Science
      • 3203219 - Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and Graphics Programming)
      • 3203218 - Bachelor of Science (Food Technology & Nutrition)/Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)
      • 3203220 - Bachelor of Science (Physics)/Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering) (Honours)
  • Yrs 9-12: Apprenticeships and Traineeships - The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways (AAP) website contains fantastic resources for young people interested in pursuing a professional trade or traineeship, something the Federal Government is throwing billions of dollars towards right now to get Australia back to work. Apprenticeships & Traineeships are an excellent option for life after school - earn money while you learn, be job-ready on completion, have no HECS-HELP debt, and have employment chances equal to (or in many cases better than) university graduates! To access this website, click here. Some of the resources include:
    • Job and training descriptions
    • Career interest explorer
    • Job pathway charts
    • Information on apprenticeships and school-based apprenticeships
    • Literacy and numeracy quizzes for different industries such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and hairdressing.
  • Yrs 10-12: Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation - The Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation (DipTEP) may be the right study choice for students with the motivation, capability, and personal attributes to be a great teacher. The DipTEP is aimed at students who do not initially meet the minimum ATAR for teaching. The course has been developed as part of the Vic. Govt's 'Excellence in Teacher Education Reforms' to ensure that disadvantage and diverse educational experiences are not a barrier to capable and committed people who want to pursue a career in teaching. Successful completion of the DipTEP will ensure that students graduate with the prerequisite knowledge and skills to undertake an undergraduate teacher education course. The DipTEP supports students to meet the literacy and numeracy standards they will need in order to graduate with a teaching qualification and supports them to meet the demands of study at a higher education level. The course introduces them to contemporary issues in education and to teaching as a profession, including practical school-based placement. The course is offered by various institutions including:

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Wednesday Oct 7 (Posted: 07/10/2020)

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We are still experiencing some technical gremlins with the News Feed, so today is a text-only version; hyperlinks are all active.

  • Yr11: Uni of Melb Hansen Scholarship - Early notification to get this on your radar. Twenty exceptional students from around Australia will be chosen for the Uni of Melb's most generous scholarship to date, starting their undergraduate studies in 2022.The program brings together an unrivaled package of benefits for high-achieving students who may otherwise struggle financially to access higher education. It offers free accommodation, living allowances, funds for an international exchange, internship or voluntary opportunity, plus a tailored development program including academic orientation, study skills, mentoring and cultural activities. Applications will open early 2021, but for more information & to register interest, click here. An information webinar on this scholarship will occur on October 21 via Zoom. To register for this webinar, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Missed a Virtual Open Day? No worries! Several universities have recorded the sessions so you can watch them now. Click any of the following links to access:
  • Yrs 10-12 girls: Vic Govt. Careers for Young Women in Sport Virtual Forum - Victoria University, the host of this event, is committed to creating no boundaries for women and girls in sport and physical activity. Their goal is to advance girls in sport and physical activity by strengthening industry alignment and collaboration, creating research insights and translation, providing innovative curriculum to strengthen career pathways, and advancing workforce development. With this in mind, this event is designed for young women in Year 10 - 12 who have an aspiration of having a career in the sporting industry - this is more than just playing sport! This webinar is being hosted on Friday October 16. For more information & to register, click here.
  • Yrs 9-12: Virtual STEM Conference - The future world of work will demand STEM skills, but what do STEM skills really look like? Being held next Monday & Tuesday, this FREE virtual conference will explore how STEM is being used in a range of industries and careers and inspire you with stories, presentations, and demonstrations by industry leaders to consider a career in STEM. There's lots of different sessions to choose from, so you only need to attend what you're interested in! For more information & to register, click here.

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Career Development Daily News Fix: Tuesday Oct 6 (Posted: 06/10/2020)

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After a slight technical hiccup yesterday, we're back for Term 4 - and you'll all be back on campus soon as well, which is excellent news!

  • Yr12: VTAC deadline looming - Year 12, a MAJOR VTAC deadline is approaching THIS FRIDAY. You have until 5pm on Friday to ensure all of your SEAS & VTAC Scholarship applications are completed & correctly submitted. This includes anything relating to Remote Learning, which is inside SEAS Cat 4. As this is typed, there are still 29 EMC, 22 MFC & 6 KBC students who have yet to submit their Remote Learning component of SEAS Cat 4. After 5pm Friday, you will not be permitted to enter this information, nor any other SEAS/VTAC Scholarship application information, so it is your responsibility to have this complete. Remember, Mr. Scott (EMC), Mr. Mithat (MFC) & Ms. Whitworth (KBC) will all be on campus tomorrow to speak to after your GAT, so if you need any final assistance with these, take the opportunity!
  • Yr12: Torrens University no longer considering the ATAR - In light of the disruptions caused by COVID-19, Torrens University have decided to change their key admissions criteria for students planning to study with them in 2021. Torrens University is removing the ATAR as the key admissions criteria for applicants aiming to study at Torrens University. This means that Torrens University will no longer consider the ATAR as it primary entry requirement. Find out more about this change, and the course options provided by Torrens University by clicking here.
  • Yrs 10-12: Associate Degree in Engineering Technology - RMIT University offers the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology which is an excellent 2-year degree for students undecided which specialised area of Engineering they wish to study. This pathway course is also often used by students who do not attain the minimum English/EAL and Maths Methods study scores, or if their ATAR is not high enough to enter the bachelor’s degree. Students select their major in the second year of the course from the following options: Civil, Mechanical, Computer and Networking, Aerospace, Electrical and Electronics & Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics. Graduates of this course are guaranteed a place in the RMIT Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree relevant to the major completed in the Associate degree, and be eligible for up to 2 years of credit (192 credit points) depending on the major they selected. To learn more about this pathway option, click here.
  • Yr12: Victoria Youth Employment Program - The Victorian Government has launched the new Working for Victoria Youth Employment Program. Up to 800 young people will have the opportunity to kickstart their careers and develop skills for the future. These 6-12 month jobs in the public service will give young Victorians a foot in the door through on-the-job experience and training. The Youth Employment Program is open to Victorians who are aged between 17 and 29 years, unemployed, and eligible to be employed by the Victorian Government. This could be a very unique and career-shaping/career-boosting gap year option for you, if tertiary studies are on the radar for 2021! To learn more, click here.
 
 

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