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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.

Quote of the Week
A lot of people think I had such a rosy career, but I wanted to identify that one of the things that helps you have a long career is learning how to deal with adversity, how to get past it. Once I learned how to get through that, others things didn't seem so hard.

Cal Ripken, Jr

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Thursday 23/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 23/05/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 7-12: Australian Jobs 2019 - The 2019 Australian Jobs Publication is now available for you to read. This is THE MOST RELIABLE SNAPSHOT you can get about the current state of the Australian Labour Market, what jobs are growing & dropping, what's happening in each state & territory, and what areas of opportunity exist in the 'real world' for you to target. It's a little dry to read - it is basically statistics - but when you get past that, there's much to gain for your future by taking on board the information it provides you. It will soon be listed on siriuscollegecareers.com under 'Post School Options' --> 'Job Information', but you can access all publications by clicking the links below:
    - Australian Jobs 2019 publication:
    Click here.
    - Australian Jobs 2019 Occupation Matrix (info on over 300+ jobs):
    Click here.
    - Occupation Matrix 'how to read' guide:
    Click here.
    - Australian Jobs 2019 snapshot:
    Click here.

  2. Yrs 7-12: Advantages of Apprenticeships & Traineeships - Looking to become a qualified tradesperson or want to gain hands-on experience in an area of interest? An apprenticeship or traineeship can provide a great pathway to your chosen career. You don't need an ATAR (less stress!), you earn as you learn, you develop #realskillsforrealcareers (search that term on fb, twitter or insta), and you can very easily become your own boss! To learn more about why Apprenticeships & Traineeships are an excellent option to consider for your career, click here.

  3. Yrs 7-12: What do data scientists do? Old-school data jobs have previously been associated with snoozy offices, tabs full of spreadsheets, too many numbers and not enough sunlight, so it’s hard to picture the next gen of stats gigs being described as, “Really hands on!” “Amazing!” and “Game-changing!”. But as the coolest of companies have started giving props to the business-boosting insights data can deliver, being awesome at collecting and translating it has become the trending skill. These collectors & translators are Data Scientists, but what do they do day-to-day? Click here to find out.

Selected opportunities:

  1. KBC Yrs 9-12: Chisholm TAFE Open Night - Chase your calling at Chisholm Open Night on Tuesday May 28! Learn more about Free TAFE for Priority Courses, the extensive range of courses on offer on-campus and online, the application and enrolment process, fees and payment options, Chisholm's teachers and the Chisholm student experience, studying years 11 and 12/ VCE and VCAL at Chisholm, future career options & the extensive student support services and facilities available at Chisholm. To register your interest in attending next Tuesday, click here.

  2. Yrs 9-12: AIE Online Experience Day - If you have ever wanted to study 3D animation, game design or VFX for film online with AIE then AIE's FREE Online Experience Day this Saturday is an ideal opportunity to find out more! Course overview sessions will be running on the range of online courses in 3D animation, game art, game programming and game design offered by AIE. You will get to participate in workshops, guest speaker talks and much more. Have a question? Don’t worry, pop by and one of the friendly staff from AIE online will be more than happy to assist. With classes starting all the time, starting your career as a game developer or 3D animator has never been easier. Register now for this Saturday by clicking here.

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

Note, there will be no Daily News Fix tomorrow as the Career Dev. team will be off campus (WRICA Careers Expo, and La Trobe University)

Wednesday 22/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 22/05/2019)

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News & information (today is 1 single news item for Yr12, but applicable for all students wishing to go to university in Victoria straight after school):

  1. MAJOR VTAC ANNOUNCEMENT - From this year onward, domestic applicants (ie. most of you) will have the opportunity to receive an offer via VTAC in December, shortly after the ATAR is released. The new December offer round for domestic Year 12 applicants is in addition to the usual five offer rounds throughout January and February. The December round for domestic applicants will operate in a similar way to the existing December round for international applicants:
    - you will have a short time to finalise your preferences immediately following the release of the ATAR,
    - December offers will be released shortly after change of preference closes, and
    - change of preference will reopen immediately following the release of December offers, giving you another opportunity to change your preferences before the main January round.
    Participation in the December round
    is optional for courses (ie. not all courses will make offers in this round). A list of courses which make offers in the December round will be published by VTAC website shortly after the release of the offers, and the Sirius College Career Development Department will distribute these when they are known.

  2. Key messages regarding additional round of offers - The basic message remains the same: finalise your preferences ASAP following the release of your ATAR to maximise your chance of the offer you want. The December round simply adds an additional opportunity for you to receive an offer. Receiving an offer in December does not affect your eligibility for later rounds: you will still be considered for any higher preferences in the main January & February rounds (and can change preferences as usual). 

  3. Changes to important dates: To take advantage of the new December round, you must have your preferences finalised by December 14. However, you will now have slightly longer to change preferences for the main January round - the original change of preference closure for the main January round was December 18, but this is now extended to December 20.

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yrs 9-12: Chisholm TAFE Winter school holiday workshops - Chisholm TAFE's workshops are designed to assist in exploring different career paths and courses that are available during and post school. These workshops are also an opportunity to learn new skills and make new friends. Each workshop costs $15, includes a light lunch and will run for approximately five hours covering a range of subject areas. Students who have participated in these workshops have found it helpful in making informed subject choices and identifying a clearer career and study pathway. Opportunities are available in Automotive, Hair/Beauty/Makeup, Horticulture, Hospitality, Bricklaying, Health, ICT/Networking & Fitness. For more information & to register for these excellent opportunities (location makes this very suitable to KBC students), click here.

  2. Yr12: ACU University Experience Day - Would you like to sample uni life before you enrol to study at ACU?

    Attend their free University Experience day. Tailored to your study area of interest, the day gives insight into on-campus life as a uni student. As a program participant, you’ll spend a day at your local campus where you’ll be able to participate in hands-on workshops related to your degree of choice, meet staff and current students, explore your local ACU campus, learn about industries and careers, get helpful tips on preparing for university & soak up the campus atmosphere. Choose a workshop from a range of study areas, which may include Nursing, Midwifery, Business, Paramedicine, Education, Philosophy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Public Health, Exercise Science and lots more. To register your attendance for the Melbourne campus day on Tuesday July 2, click here.

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

Tuesday 21/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 21/05/2019)

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 Yrs 7-12: ePortfolio Special Edition

  1. What is an ePortfolio? An ePortfolio is a personally-designed website that communicates & showcases your skills, experiences & learning. They contain diverse artifacts that you have chosen to best display these skills, experiences & learning, such as documents and media, and explain these to a particular audience such as a potential employer. They are as unique as the student who creates them. The best way to consider what an ePortfolio is, is that it is something like a 'LinkedIn for students' - a personalised page showing your professional abilities (LinkedIn is a social media platform for professionals & workers).

  2. What it is NOT: Even though its purpose is professional like LinkedIn, it is not like any social media platform like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram etc., it is not a blog, and it is not a résumé...although your résumé can be a part of it! ePortfolios are electronic, contain artifacts about you, and allow you to reflect these to a particular audience - these other means of communication can only do 2 of the 3.

  3. What are these artifacts? Basically, they're evidence of who you say you are. They are proof of your learning, your skills & your accomplishments. They can be practically anything - a copy of your school report, photographs, videos, written references, presentations, lab reports - the list is endless. They can be from school or outside of school - you are more than just a school student! The more of these you have, the more you are able to demonstrate your skills, experience & learning to the audience you are designing your ePortfolio for.

  4. Why should you care? Good question. Like everything the Career Development Department provides, it's an opportunity! In this case, it's an educational & professional opportunity where you can bring together your experiences, create a product for a REAL audience, and showcase your skills...oh, and they can also help with preparing for getting a job (imagine if you had an ePortfolio ready to display to a potential employer, and others who applied didn't have one - who looks more professional??? Now imagine if you weren't the applicant with an ePortfolio...which you might be, given all Yr9s in Vic Govt. schools from this year on MUST now have an ePortfolio...)

  5. Good news: Inside your Student Secure Area of siriuscollegecareers.com (yellow tab on the right of every page), you have the ability to create your ePortfolio, and update it as you need to (every 3-6mths would do). You can design it as you wish, populate it with the evidence as you wish, and share the password-protected URL with whoever you need to/wish to (ie. You have to provide the password for the viewer to access your information, thus keeping your data safe). Best of all, as with everything on siriuscollegecareers.com, it's 100% free! if you can't access your Student Secure Area (Yr9 & up have a default account of SEQTAnumber@sc.vic.edu.au/password1234), let a member of the Career Development Department know & we'll help you out. You'll find it on the left side along with all the other resources available to you in there.

Monday 20/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 20/05/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 7-12: Job spotlight - Chiropractors and Osteopaths - Chiropractors and Osteopaths diagnose and treat physiological and mechanical disorders of the human musculoskeletal system and tissue strain, stress and dysfunction that impede normal neural, vascular and biochemical usage, and provide advice on preventing these disorders. A Bachelor Degree or higher is usually needed to work in this job, and while a very small industry (5,200 workers nationally), it is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years. For more information, click here.

  1. Yrs 7-12: Discovering Careers in Rail - Getting a train to take you from point A to point B requires more than 120 professions - that's right, it's more than just the train driver! There are the people you regularly see (Customer Service), as well as 'Operations', 'Infrastructure', & 'Rolling Stock' staff, so there's an abundance of opportunity for you, especially with all the Victorian Government funding going into rail. To learn about all the different career options in the rail network available for you, watch this short video (2:30min). If you're viewing this on siriuscollegecareers.com, the video is below.
















  2. Yrs 10-12: The future of Australia's Doctors - A new report investigates the future of Australia’s medical workforce and finds a number of pressures, like increasing costs and digital disruption, are changing the way doctors deliver care to patients. Given a doctor’s central role in the healthcare system, ensuring these changes will benefit patients whilst keeping costs under control is a key issue. This Uni of Melb article is a long one, so best to be somewhere comfortable to read it, but if you're thinking this for your future, you really should read it. Click here to read.

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yr12: ADF Gap Year Army Officer - Spend a memorable year developing your leadership and management skills, with world-class training followed by six months in command of troops as an Army Officer. Your training will teach you how to think, not what to think. At the end of your training you will have the ability to lead and confidently make decisions. you will specialise in 1 of 6 areas during this gap year, and could be earing up to nearly $78,000 in the process! Applications close in the next few weeks for 2020, so for more information, click here.

  1. Yrs 10-12: My Melbourne Future - You are invited to My Melbourne Future, a series of information evenings for prospective students and families. Meet the Uni of Melb.'s friendly academic and professional staff at their Parkville or Southbank campuses; explore topics such as breadth options, electives, placements, studying overseas, scholarships and research opportunities; discover what it will be like to study with the Uni of Melb; hear current students and alumni share about their unique Melbourne experience. These run through June, starting on June 4 - and they are filling quickly! To learn more & register your attendance, click here.

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

Thursday 16/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 16/05/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yr12: UCAT FINAL REMINDER - A final reminder for all students who need to sit UCAT this year to register & book by 11:59pm TOMORROW NIGHT, FRIDAY MAY 17. You must do BOTH your registration & test booking before this - no one else can do it for you. You must register with your legal name exactly as it appears on the photo identification you will present at the test centre.  If there is not an exact match, you will not be able to take your test and you will not be reimbursed for any fees paid. For more information, click here.

  2. Yrs 10-12: University Open Days - Below is a list of the 2019 University Open Days that we know of so far. Click the uni's names for more information. Plan for them and GO! GO! GO!
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    Swinburne Uni: Sunday July 28
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    Deakin Uni: Multiple in August
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    ACU: Multiple in August
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    Monash: Multiple in August
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    Uni of Melb: Sunday August 18
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    Vic Uni: Sunday August 18
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    La Trobe Uni: Multiple in August
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    RMIT Uni: Multiple in August
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    Fed Uni: Any day (with a few exceptions)

  3. Yrs 7-12: Dentistry becomes a pathway to a varied career - Sometimes a seemingly straightforward degree can generate surprising and fulfilling opportunities. Arosha is a dentist, as well as a PhD student and lecturer. She loves the practical application of science with dentistry and is passionate about communicating dental research to her patients and the broader community. ‘In Year 12, I loved studying art and English as much as I enjoyed physics and chemistry. I found dentistry to provide a perfect blend between practical creativity and scientific evidence.’ To read more of her case study, click here.

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yr12: Uni of Melb Graduate Expo - Not necessarily for next year, but of worth if you're considering Uni of Melb for 2020, as the 'Melbourne Model' emphasises postgraduate study. Find out about your graduate options with more than 400 courses to choose from at the upcoming Uni of Melb Graduate Study Expo where you'll get the chance to meet with world-class academics and professional staff, find out about entry requirements, applications, special entry schemes, finance options, research courses, and support services, attend information sessions & chat with current students about their experience. To register for this event on Wed May 29, click here.

  2. Yr12: Monash Science Precinct tour - If you would like to take a closer look and see where you could be studying next year, this is a great chance to visit Monash Uni's brilliant science facilities and student spaces. Get a feel for campus life and have a chat with some of their science students and staff. Also, if you need some course advice they can help with that as well. Multiple dates are available in the T2 holidays, and it's free. To register, click here.

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

Wednesday 15/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 15/05/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 7-12: Report finds millennials the most ‘curious’ generation – and why curiosity is good for business - Multinational pharmaceutical company Merck has just released an intriguing report called the “State of Curiosity Report 2018”. ‘Curiosity’ is a big buzzword right now: in fact, a PwC study cited curiosity as one of the critical “survival skills” of the workplace of the future, along with critical thinking and problem solving. Click here to read more about the findings, plus why curiosity is important in the workforce (hint: makes you more likely to think critically, challenge the status quo and adapt to new technology).

  2. Yrs 9-12: How to create a career plan - A career plan can help you work out what jobs suit your interests and abilities. Following the plan can then help you find a job that suits you. Your career is not just going to create itself by accident - you need to be proactive in building the life you want! Youth Central (Victorian Government's website for young people aged 12-25) have some excellent thoughts for you to consider in building your ideal future. Click here to read more. (The tools available to you inside your Student Secure Area on siriuscollegecareers.com will also help with this, including a 'Career Action Plan' tool.)

  3. Yrs 7-12: National Careers Week #Work2030 University or VET? Why the imbalance? Vocational Education and Training (VET) has always been a viable choice, yet its benefits don’t seem to be widely appreciated. Why? Apprenticeships, TAFE, uni - they're all equal, in that they'll get you to the career you want to build! Your life, your passions, your career. To learn more, click here to watch a 2min panel discussion on this very topic (quote: "Find what you would actually enjoy doing, and then find the career pathway for that, be it a VET course or uni"). If you're reading this on siriuscollegecareers.com, the video is below:
     















Selected opportunities:

  1. Yrs 9-12: Women in Crime Law Week Brief Chats - This Saturday at 10am, you have the opporutnity to hear from a number of high-profile women in the legal profession share their career progression. Find out how they got their foot in the door, what their experiences of life in criminal law have been like and how they see their future. If you're interested in a law-based future, you can't miss this! To register your attendance at the County Court of Victoria this Saturday, click here.
     

  2. Yrs 9-12: Monash Uni Winter Break Clayton Campus Tour- Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences - The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University is opening its doors for you this Term 2 break. Experience what it’s really like to study a career in health at Monash by exploring their facilities and catching up with some of their staff and students. They'll take you into their comprehensive, advanced clinical nursing labs, and radiography labs and you’ll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their simulation mannequins. You’ll also take a tour of their brand new Biomedical Learning and Teaching Building which incorporates 4 levels of state-of-the-art labs and equipment and a dedicated centre for human anatomy. Ask questions, chat to students and see if Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is for you! To register for this event on July 2, click here.

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

Monday 13/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 13/05/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 7-12: Job Spotlight - Telecommunications Engineering Professionals - Telecommunications Engineering Professionals design, construct, install, service and support telecommunications equipment, systems and facilities. Anongst other tasks, they are involved in the planning, designing, building, configuring and commissioning telecommunications devices, networks and systems, such as voice, radio, two-way, data, microwave, satellite and digital data systems, and ensuring telecommunications systems interconnect with equipment from different manufacturers, service providers and users. This highly skilled job has a very strong growth forecast, so for more information, click here.

  2. Yrs 7-12: National Careers Week - This week is National Careers Week, highlighting the role that Career Development plays in helping you determine a positive & vibrant future. It's more than just jobs though - it's about the skills you develop along the way. Did you know that employers are now looking more & more these days for recruits that demonstrate skill knowledge over content knowledge - and are willing to pay more for it? This is a proven fact that the FYA has uncovered. So, what's your priority in your future - content acquisiton or skill development? (Hint: the answer isn't one or the other) Don't believe us? See the facts for yourself by clicking here.

  3. Yrs 9-12: Not enough jobs for science graduates challenges STEM hype - Job opportunities for university science graduates have failed to match the push to get more students to study science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, warn policy experts. The federal government's latest graduate employment survey shows that biological science graduates face a tough labour market, with only 59 per cent in full-time employment about four months after completing their course. How does this play into your post-school thinking??? Click here to read more.

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yrs 10-12: Study at Cambridge University, England during a school break - Cambridge is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Students between the ages of 16 – 18 years have the opportunity to study intensive subjects over the summer break at Cambridge, staying at the Queens College. Some of the themed summer schools that are running include Mathematics, Medicine, Law, Economics, History and International Relations, Technology, Architecture, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Graphic Design, Engineering etc. For information on the program and to enrol, click here.

  2. Yrs 9-12: AIE Open Day - Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) Open Day this Sat 18th May. The day will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. Student work will be on display and our teachers will be available to speak with you one on one about their courses and how AIE can get you into a creative career. To learn more & register your attendance, click here.

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

Friday 10/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 10/05/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 10-12: Goodbye ATAR: More students opt for unscored VCE (Opinion piece) - You don’t need an ATAR to finish school, as record numbers of Victorian students are finding out for themselves. One in 25 students in the Victorian school system is opting to do an unscored VCE – where they complete the required schoolwork to pass Yr12 but don’t have to take on exams or receive a numerical mark – or an alternative pathway such as vocational training. It’s a good sign that students may be starting to relax the view that someone’s ATAR is indicative of their talents, or the future opportunities available to them. Maybe the message is finally starting to trickle through. The growth in unscored VCEs is a promising sign that students want to learn without a hyped-up number looming over them. To read more, click here.

  2. Yrs 7-12: Digital marketing jobs in the age of big data - If TV was all you had to go by, then envisioning a career in marketing might see you channelling Don Draper from Mad Men. But this iconic show was set in an advertising agency in the 1960s – and a lot has changed since then! Possibly the biggest shift has been the onset of the digital age – which means data, and lots of it. The result? Digital marketing jobs are less about hunches and more about interpreting real numbers to figure out what buyers want and how to sell it to them. To learn more, click here.

  3. Yrs 7-12: Inspiring Chartered Accountants Videos - Perhaps the biggest risk in life is being afraid of the hard work. That's why Chartered Accountants of Australia & NZ have put together this showcase of Chartered Accountants (CA) who have completed the program and know that investing their time and effort has paid off. As well as advanced technical skills, becoming a CA has provided them with the international network, the ongoing support, the diverse opportunities and the business acumen to create their dream career pathway. To see 13 different career options that being a Chartered Accountant can open for you all around the world (videos are around 2-3min each), click here.

Selected dates for your diary/calendar; more events on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events:

MAY

  • UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing, now open to secondary school students, Click here

  • 1: Community Achiever Program (CAP), Australian Catholic University, applications open, Click here

  • 7 - 30: Inside Monash, Monash University, various dates and sessions, Click here

  • 7 - 30: Information Evenings, Victoria University, various dates and sessions, Click here  

  • 11: Open Day, Collarts, Collingwood, Click here

  • 11: Open Day, Torrens University, Melbourne, Click here

  • 11: Open Day, Southern School of Natural Therapies, Melbourne, Click here

  • 17: UCAT, registrations close, Click here

  • 20 – 26: Melbourne Knowledge Week, Click here

  • 22: Information Session, The Hotel School Melbourne, Click here

JUNE

  • 4 - 25: Information Evenings, Victoria University, various dates and sessions, Click here  

  • 4 – 26: My Future, The University of Melbourne, various dates and sessions, Click here

  • 23: Global Career Hotel Experience, The Hotel School Melbourne, Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Click here

JULY

 

  • 4 – 5: MAJOR HACK 2019, The University of Melbourne, current Year 11 & 12 students, Parkville, Click here

Thursday 9/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 09/05/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yr12: La Trobe Uni Aspire information: The La Trobe Aspire program rewards the skills and knowledge students gain from their community contributions with an early conditional offer into La Trobe. Students accepted into the Aspire program will get:
    - A taste of university life at La Trobe with special on-campus events before the year commences
    - The chance to meet and connect with like-minded students
    - VCE revision lectures in the September school holidays
    - Access to their extensive library and campus resources
    - Induction into their Enrichment Program to prepare for what’s to come
    Successful applicants also receive an early conditional offer in September for their chosen course along with minimum ATAR requirements. Applications for Aspire open on June 1. To learn more,
    click here.

  2. Yrs 7-12: One million species are facing extinction and ecosystem decline: Here’s how to help - This week sawanother alarming update into species extinction. A United Nations report, prepared by hundreds of global experts, reveals that one million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction. What’s worse is that we’re to blame, as the biodiversity threats have been directly linked to human activity. But it’s not all doom and gloom: click here to find out which careers can help tackle ecosystem decline, from environmental science to engineering and even data analytics.

  3. Yrs 7-12: Love sport and nutrition? Here’s how to combine your passions - Australia’s love of sport is deeply ingrained in our culture, so it’s not surprising that a wealth of job opportunities exist in (and all around) the area. If you’re someone who wants to be actively involved in the sporting industry, and you have a passion for health, nutrition and helping others, a career in sports nutrition or dietetics could be perfect for you. Click here to read more.

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yrs 10-12: RMIT Bendigo Flight Training Open Day 2019 - At RMIT Flight Training Open Day on Sunday May 19, RMIT's experienced flight instructors are on standby to talk to you about the range of career opportunities in aviation. Take a guided tour of RMIT's new and dedicated flight training facility at Bendigo Airport. On display will be examples from RMIT's fleet of planes, including the multi-engine Piper Seminole and the Decathalon used for aerobatic manoeuvres. Registration is required, so to do just that, click here.

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

Wednesday 8/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 08/05/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yr12: Monash Uni individual course guide update - The rest of the individual course guides from Monash University have been published, and are now listed on the Tertairy Education Institute Guides page of siriuscollegecareers.com under the 'Post School Options' heading. These are the course guides for:
    - Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences/Performing Arts
    - Education
    - Laws
    - Medicine/Nursing/Health Sciences
    - Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

  2. Yrs 7-12: 5 cool maths games that you’ll actually want to play in your spare time - We get it. Maths at school can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! Switching out your regularly scheduled afternoon entertainment for some of these cool maths games will have you sharpening your logic skills and injecting the fun back into maths. Click here to learn more.

  3. Yrs 7-12: #Work2030 What parents need to know - If you've got your parents telling you to do something with your career, and you want to do something else because you have a passion for it, and/or you're interested in it, and/or your parents' idea is just not you, you might want to watch & share this short video. The world of work is evolving. The jobs and careers of today are constantly changing...and your parents have to understand this as much as you do. To watch this 2min video, click here.

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yrs 10-12: DeakInspire - DeakInspire is designed to help you tap into your potential and shape a better tomorrow. Hear incredible speakers discuss their lives and careers. Get hands-on in workshops that give you a taste of university life or the workplace. This event in early July is especially for Year 10, 11 and 12 students who want to explore their future direction. We've also included a program for parents to gain an understanding of the tools and support students might need as they transition from school to university. DeakInspire is a free event, with lunch and entertainment provided. Get the spark of inspiration you need to create your own future. for more information & to register, click here.

  2. Yr12: Portfolio Preparation Short Courses - Portfolio Preparation Courses are offered during the holidays by RMIT and assist those of you who are needing to present such information for applications into courses in fashion, 3D product design, architecture, interior design & graphic design. If you enrol before May 31, and use the code RMITFOLIOS15, you will get 15% off the regular cost of attending. For more information & to register, click here.

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

Tuesday 7/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 07/05/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 7-12: Careers with STEM: Economics now available - Following on from the launch of Careers With STEM: Maths yesterday, Careers With STEM: Economics follows on. This special edition explores the diverse and rewarding pathways available when pursuing an education and career in economics. We have ordered hard copies of both the Maths & Economics magazines, but you can access the Careers With STEM: Economics magazine alongside the Careers With STEM: Maths magazine via your Student Secure Area of siriuscollegecareers.com right now - it's on the 'General Career Development resources' page.

  2. Yr12: RMIT SNAP information - RMIT have provided schools that are in their 'School Network Access Program' - of which all campuses of Sirius College are - with updated infomation about the SNAP program for 2019 Yr12s. If RMIT is on your radar for any preference, it would be well worth your time reading the information they have provided. To access this information, click here.

  3. Yrs 7-12: #Work2030 – Teaser - What will the future of work look like? How well are we prepared? It’s time to find out. The world of work is evolving. The jobs and careers of today are constantly changing, leaving us in uncertain territory when it comes to educating and preparing the next generation. So, how do we keep up with these changes so we can engage in meaningful careers conversations? We learn. Join us for an 8-part series about the future of work, led by Triple J’s Tom Tilley. Each fortnight we’ll tackle new subjects and hear from a panel of industry experts, career advisors and students, helping to create a new perspective around #Work2030. To watch the 1:45min teaser for these awesome conversations, click here.

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yrs 9-12: Melbourne Careers Expo - The Melbourne Career Expo is the most comprehensive and exciting careers event in Australia. This expo encompasses all career opportunities from employment to education and training in the trades, corporate and professional sectors. With over 16,000 attendees including jobseekers, apprentices, students and Graduates, this is a fantastic opportunity to capture your target audience to fill the positions required. It exhibits a vast array of career advice, employment opportunities, and large University and training representation. The 2019 Melbourne Career Expo will showcase over 150 exhibitors and will be held on Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July 2019 at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. To register for your free ticket, click here (Yr10, we're looking to take you there, but it can't hurt to get a ticket anyway...)

  2. Yrs 9-12: Deakin University Health Events - The Faculty of Health hosts a range of exciting events and information sessions throughout the year. Hear from the course directors and discipline experts on what makes our Deakin health degrees unique, the opportunities students have for placements, study tours, online resources and access to world-class facilities. Some events include interactive tours where you can learn more about their state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that students use throughout their degree. For more information & to register, click here.

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

Monday 6/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 06/05/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 7-12: Job Spotlight - Zoologist - Zoologists are biologists who study the structures, characteristics, functions, ecology and environments of animals to increase scientific knowledge and develop practical applications in wildlife management, conservation, agriculture and medicine. Zoologists usually specialise in one aspect of study such as entomology (insects), parasitology (internal and external parasites), ecology (environment of animals), ethology (animal behaviour), ichthyology (fish), mammalogy (mammals), ornithology (birds), herpetology (reptiles) or physiology (functions of animals). Although a small industry, employment prospects are expected to grow over the next 5 years. For more information on this career option, click here.

  2. Yrs 7-12: Careers with STEM: Maths now available - Mathematics is about more than crunching numbers: it’s a lens through which to view and understand the world, and creativity is an integral component – from finance to fashion design, medicine to music, maths can be (and is) applied in almost every aspect of life. In the 2019 issue of Careers with STEM: Maths, meet graduates and professionals applying maths in surprising and innovative ways, discover the broad and growing range of careers that require maths skills, and learn how studying maths and thinking mathematically continues to transform and improve the world around us. To access your copy, go to the 'General Career Development Resources' page in your Student Secure Area on siriuscollegecareers.com.

Selected opportunities (These are all from the University of Melbourne):

  1. Yrs 10-12: My Melbourne Future - You are invited to My Melbourne Future, a series of information evenings for prospective students and families. Meet the Uni of Melb.'s friendly academic and professional staff at their Parkville or Southbank campuses; explore topics such as breadth options, electives, placements, studying overseas, scholarships and research opportunities; discover what it will be like to study with the Uni of Melb; hear current students and alumni share about their unique Melbourne experience. These run through June, starting on June 4 - and they will fill quickly! To learn more & register your attendance, click here.

  2. Yrs 11 & 12: Major Hack 2019 - You've probably heard of a tech hackathon – but what about a humanities hackathon? At Major Hack 2019 on July 4 & 5, you'll learn about how media and politics intersect, how to solve real-world problems, and why Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is as relevant as ever in today's society. Join 100 students on the Uni of Melb.'s Parkville campus to solve a problem through the lens of five majors in the Bachelor of Arts: English and Theatre Studies, Media and Communications, Classics, History, and Politics and International Relations. There is a cost covering presenters, and lunch/dinner/breakfast/lunch, and scholarships are available. To learn more & register your attendance, click here.

  3. Yrs 10-12: The Future Park Design Ideas Competition - Wanted: A new public space for Melbourne. This idea competition challenges professional and emerging landscape architects, urban designers, architects and planners to speculate on new park possibilities for a future Melbourne. How can parks shape Melbourne’s urban form? Where should this new public open space be located, how should it be configured and what is its role? Is a new signature park in the spirit of Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon Park (2005) or Moscow Zaryadye Park (2018) appropriate, or instead smaller sequences of parks? Should parks be designed at ground level or are other spatial locations possible? The school winner will win a week's Work Experience at a Landscape Architect's firm. The competiton opens at the end of May, but if you're interested, start thinking now! For more information, click here.

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

Friday 3/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 03/05/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yr12: UCAT reminder - An important message from Monash University for all those wishing to sit UCAT: "Friday 17 May is the final day for candidates to register and schedule their UCAT. There have been a considerable number of people who have registered but not yet scheduled their test. Please alert candidates to this deadline and make sure that they have completed both aspects of the process. There is no 'late date' for registration/scheduling as there was with the UMAT. For candidates who wish to apply for a Concessional rate or for Access Arrangements for the test the deadline to submit an application is Friday 10 May. This earlier date is to give us time to review their application and respond before the deadline for scheduling."

  2. 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 future qualification with a job that caters to your creative spirit – click here to explore the surprising career paths on offer in the arts.

  3. Yrs 10-12: Who is Australia's most popular graduate employer? (Insert company) is the number one graduate employer in Australia (company hiring graduates straight from university) according to the latest data from the joint report by the Australian Financial Review (AFR) and GradConnection. The Top 100 Graduate Employers 2019 list followed tact on previous editions, with the Big Four accounting firms (Deloitte, PwC, KPMG and EY) featuring in the top 10, alongside IBM (#3), NSW Government (#4), Accenture (#6), Commonwealth Bank of Australia (#8), Quantium (#9) and Dentsu Aegis Network (#10). To read more about employment fast becoming a graduate’s market, enterprise skills becoming an important part of graduates’ arsenals, and university courses needing to adapt to the changing job market, as well as who the #1 graduate employer is, click here.

Selected dates for your diary/calendar; more events on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events:

MAY

  • 1: Community Achiever Program (CAP), Australian Catholic University, applications open, Click here
  • 1 - 30: Inside Monash, Monash University, various dates and sessions, Click here
  • 2 – 5: VCE and Careers Expo 2019, Caulfield, Click here
  • 7 - 30: Information Evenings, Victoria University, various dates and sessions, Click here  
  • 9: Info Night, SAE Institute, Melbourne, Click here
  • 11: Open Day, Collarts, Collingwood, Click here
  • 11: Open Day, Torrens University, Melbourne, Click here
  • 11: Open Day, Southern School of Natural Therapies, Melbourne, Click here
  • 17: UCAT, registrations close, Click here
  • 20 – 26: Melbourne Knowledge Week, Click here
  • 22: Information Session, The Hotel School Melbourne, Click here

JUNE

  • 4 - 25: Information Evenings, Victoria University, various dates and sessions, Click here

Thursday 2/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 02/05/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yrs 7-12: Australia has a high rate of casual work and many jobs face automation threats: OECD - About 36 per cent of Australian jobs face a significant or high risk of automation, according to a new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report. It also found Australia had one of the highest rates of casual workers among its members. In Australia, one in four workers is a casual worker, and more than half of casual employees report having no guaranteed hours, the report observed. The report suggested that a large portion of adults will need to upskill or retrain to meet the needs of future jobs as automation replaces many less-skilled functions and, while new jobs will emerge, transitions will not be easy. How will this affect your future career ambitions? To learn more, click here.

  2. Yrs 7-12: A day in the life of a veterinarian - Want to know what a veterinarian does? Often the easiest way is to watch them in action. It’s a diverse and interesting profession with a lot of variety – every animal and owner is different!

    Here, we look at a typical workday with veterinarian Geeta Saini, who focuses on small animals and works at Buderim Vet Surgery on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. She is the veterinarian on the Sunshine Coast University’s Animal Ethics Committee.She has been activity involved in the AVA for many years and completed a term as president of the Australian Small Animal Veterinarians (ASAV). It’s a full day – but varied and rewarding. To learn about her 'average' day, click here.

  3. Yrs 7-12: Pharmacy as a Career - To many people, a pharmacist is someone who wears a white coat and works behind a counter filling our prescriptions, or providing advice to treat common ailments.  We put our faith into a pharmacist, and don’t normally take the time to think about what it takes to be one. Pharmacy is one of the most trusted professions in Australia  and has had a strong presence in the community for 150 years. Pharmacy is more than preparing or dispensing drugs and reaches far beyond the community shop-front level. Although some areas of pharmacy are not widely recognised, they often contribute to the better running of our everyday lives. To learn about what a Pharmacist does, click here.

Selected opportunities:

  1. Yrs 9-12: RSPCA Animal Career Discovery Day - Gain insight from current industry specialists and unlock pathways to a fulfilling career with animals. As the leading animal welfare organisation in Victoria, the RSPCA utilise a range of skilled staff to care for animals and campaign for better animal welfare. On Thursday June 27, they invite all those interested in a career in the industry to come and learn about working in animal care and talk with skilled professionals who are actively working in animal care and protection. To learn more & to register (cost involved, but these fill fast!) click here.

  2. Yrs 9-12: AIT's Info Night - AIT's Info Night is perfect for those wanting to explore the endless opportunities available in the growing creative industry. This fun and interactive seminar is a great way to get further information on their curriculum, course requirements, study pathways. Their friendly staff & students will also be there to talk to and get advice from. During the Info Night, you’ll learn about careers and study options in film production, 3D animation, digital media, game design, mobile apps and IT, take a campus tour & learn about their $8,000 Scholarship for domestic students. Bring your parents and friends and come learn about what makes AIT a great option for a career in the creative industries! To register for this event on Wednesday May 22, click here.

  3. Yrs 10-12: PwC 'Higher Apprenticeship' - (Note from Mr. Scott - this is an AWESOME post-school option) Create your career, differently. Traditionally, there has only been one route to a career in professional services: University. Degree. Career. But the world of business is rapidly evolving, and so are PriceWaterhouseCoopers. There are now opportunities available to you straight out of school, without the need for an ATAR. As a Higher Apprentice, you'll develop your skills across business and technology while completing formal training and studying toward a qualification! You'll be coached by experts in their field, and at the same time, thanks to PwC's study support, you won't need to worry about paying for course fees, text books or materials (ie. no student loans and no tuition fees). Just like PwC's graduates, you'll work on varied, challenging clients or internal projects, which make a real difference to the world of business. Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship program there is the opportunity to advance your career by joining PwC's Graduate program. To learn more, click here

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

Wednesday 1/5: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 01/05/2019)

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A few technical glitches in the past few days, but back to normal now!

News & information:

  1. Yr12: ACU Community Achiever Program NOW OPEN - The Community Achiever Program (CAP) was previously named the Early Achievers’ Program (EAP). The program offers future students who are active in their community early entry to their undergraduate course of choice. It also provides opportunities to enhance leadership and volunteering skills. If you’re successful in applying for the CAP, you could receive an offer to study with ACU as early as August. Anyone applying for an undergraduate bachelor course at ACU, with a demonstrated history of regular volunteering experience from an approved category, is eligible. To learn more, and to apply, click here.

  2. Yrs 7-12: What is Engineering? It’s probably not what you think - One thing heard time and time again from students, parents and teachers is that some young people won’t even consider an Engineering degree or career – not for a moment. “Why not?” “Because they don’t know anything about it,” they all say. So, why not answer the age old question: What is Engineering? (Clue: there's more than 1 definition). To learn more, click here.

  3. Yrs 10-12: Have you considered studying at TAFE? Did you know that under the Victorian Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative, over 30 non-apprenticeship courses and 20 courses that lead directly to apprenticeships are fully funded (ie. FREE) for young people who either live or work in Victoria? Examples of courses covered are: Nursing, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive (Body Repair, Air Conditioning Technology, Servicing Technology, Automotive Vocational Preparation), Electrotechnology, Allied Health Assistance, Dental Assisting, Ageing Support, Building and Construction, Construction Pathways, Community Services, Concreting, Education Support, Engineering, Horticulture, Hospitality & Mental Health. You should be open to exploring TAFE courses as part of your post school study options - it's a way to potentially study for no cost! If you have deferred a university place, you can also consider gaining a TAFE qualification during your gap year to boost your chances of gaining graduate employment and to have a portable and industry focussed qualification. For more information, click here.
     

Selected opportunities:

  1. 15yrs and above: SAE 'Study for a Day' - Are you creatively inclined and thinking about studying creative media? SAE Institute are offering an exclusive one day workshop event in the June holidays – get behind the scenes and pursue your passion! SAE Melbourne Campus is opening its doors this June for SAE Study For A Day, a one day program to expand your skills and work on inspiring creative projects in the fields of Animation, Audio, Design, Film or Games. Don’t miss out on your chance to experience life as an SAE student, and discover what it means to be a creative professional in state-of-the-art facilities with industry experts by your side! To learn more & register, click here.

  2. Hume City Council residents: Work Experience opportunity - Hume City Council recognises the importance placed on work experience by educational institutions and students. As a large and diverse organisation, Hume City Council is committed to providing the necessary resources to support a placement and a wide range of work experience options for as many students (secondary and further education) as practicable. Applications for the second half of the year are now open, and will need to be received by Hume City Council by July 5. For more information, click here.
     

  3. Yrs 7-12: Melbourne Knowledge Week 2019 - This exciting week runs from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 May and a huge number of horizon-expanding events will be offered where you can explore the innovation, creativity and technology shaping our future. This week will suit students interested in science and technology courses and careers. Examples of exhibitions and workshops are as follows:
    - Melbourne City DNA: how can data bring about change to our city?
    - The art of cheese making and microbes
    - How would you light up the city after dark?
    - Coding genes: do-it-yourself biology
    - Computer coding
    - Map Melbourne through stories
    - Indigenous design thinking conversations.
    For information on dates, venues, events & to book tickets,
    click here.

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

Friday 26/4: Career Development Daily News Fix (Posted: 26/04/2019)

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News & information:

  1. Yr12: VTAC announcement clarification - Thank you to the EMC girls who picked up the small error in the change of VTAC date announcement a few days ago. This is how it should have read: The release date for ATARs in 2019 (not 2020) has been changed. ATARs will now be released at 7am, Thursday December 12. This will give 24hrs more to make final course changes & seek advice before change of preferences closes for the primary rounds of offers.

  2. Yrs 10-12: How Australia’s appetite for coffee, craft beer, and dining out created a ‘hipster economy’ - Australia’s enormous appetite for gourmet food and drinks has led not only to an international reputation as a foodie destination, but changed the way we spend our money and the types of jobs that are available – some of which would not have existed 20 years ago. From specialty coffee and craft beer to brunch and fine dining, Australians are spending more of their disposable incomes on dining and drinking out, driving a phenomenon some have termed the ‘hipster service economy’. The number of job seekers hunting for “hipster” jobs in Australia increased by 38.5 per cent between 2015 and 2018. To learn more about what the 'hipster economy' is (many part time jobs are here!), click here.

  3. Yrs 7-12: Why aren’t there more female surgeons? Being a surgeon is tough. Long hours, life or death situations and an invisible glass ceiling that sees women opting out of the profession. But women are tough, so why are there so few female surgeons? To learn more about what you can do to break this invisible glass ceiling, from a cardiothoracic surgeon who has done just that, Dr. Nikki Stamp, click here.

  4. Yrs 10-12: Surveying Work Experience opportunity - Interested in Geography, Maths, IT & the outdoors? If this sounds like you, why not try surveying on for size for Work Experience? Register your details and enquiries will be made on your behalf. You could also ring surveying firms in your local area and ask if they have any placements available. Work experience can really lead you places! Just ask Michael Baker, who used his surveying work experience placement to launch into tertiary study – and into a real surveying job teamed with the surveyors he first met as a work experience student. Read his story by clicking here. To learn more about the opportunity as a whole & to register, click here.

Selected dates for your diary/calendar; more events on the siriuscollegecareers.com Calendar of Events:

APRIL

  • 27: Nursing Careers Expo, Australian College of Nursing, Melbourne: Click here

  • 29: Information Session, Australian College of Applied Psychology, Melbourne: Click here

  • 30: Queenscliffe Literary Festival: Secondary School Writing Prize, applications close: Click here

  • 30: Information Session, Australian Institute of Music (AIM), Melbourne, Click here

  • 30: Inside Monash, Monash University, Criminology, Law, Click here

MAY

  • 1: Community Achiever Program (CAP), Australian Catholic University, applications open: Click here

  • 2 – 5: VCE and Careers Expo 2019, Caulfield: Click here

  • 7 - 30: Inside Monash, Monash University, variety of dates and sessions, Click here

  • 11: Open Day, Collarts, Collingwood: Click here

  • 11: Open Day, Torrens University, Melbourne, Click here

  • 22: Information Session, The Hotel School Melbourne, Click here

 
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