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SHC Kyneton Careers

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.

Free Webinar Learning Creativity: The Art of Adaptation by JMC Academy

Learning Creativity: The Art of Adaptation
In today’s fast-evolving world, the key to thriving in any industry is the ability to adapt. It is about responding to changing demands, new technologies or emerging industries. Creativity is at the centre of adaptation, and the good news is, it is a skill that can be learned and mastered. 

Want to find out more? Join JMC Academy for their upcoming online event, 'Learning Creativity: the Art of Adaptation'.

Date: Thursday 26th November 2020
Time: 4pm AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne)
Tuning in from out of state or overseas? Find your local time here
Location: Online via Zoom. Access link will be emailed to all registered participants.

In this webinar, we'll be bringing insights from the design industry into perspective and providing a practical way to look at creativity and unlock its true potential in all of us. This talk is relevant to all subjects in the high school curriculum, and you’ll learn 7 tips that you can put immediately into practice!
Meet the Presenters
Alan is an illustrator, filmmaker, designer, writer, and academic. He has been fascinated with story, art and people since childhood. Over the last 22 years, he’s been on a quest to bring these passions together, and use them to help others tell their own stories. From working on feature films and designing visual strategies to developing creative courses, he has spent most of his life dedicated to practising and teaching the creative process. In his most recent role, he was the story and visual communication lead at one of Australia’s most regarded strategic design consultancies, where he lived and breathed strategic design, pushing the boundaries of creative innovation. Now, Alan runs his own visual storytelling company, Sh8peshifters.
Diana has a background in graphic design, illustration, and digital media. Having lived and worked overseas and in Australia, she has gained a wider lens of the world, a perspective that is reflected in her work; this has shaped her career path into a direction that is more focused on strategy and design thinking. For the last 6 years, she’s been working in higher education and is currently the Head of Design at JMC Academy. Diana aspires to use visual storytelling to deeply move people and bring them together.

Deakin University Residential Experience Grants closes 4.12.2020

Deakin University understands the challenges facing many students considering university study next year, so we're thrilled to announce new Residential Experience Grants for 2021. These grants will provide a $1000 rental subsidy towards accommodation costs for ten incoming students across our four Deakin Res campuses.

New students that apply to live on Deakin Res by 4 December 2020 and accept a place by 12 February 2021 for Trimester 1 and 2 2021 will be eligible for this opportunity. Applications submitted prior to this announcement will also be included in the draw. Download our terms and conditions.
Apply Now


We have more than 3000 beds across our 4 campuses. It only takes 10 minutes and It's free to apply.



SAE Virtual Info Night - Thursday 10 December 6-8pm


Marist House - accommodation for students at ACU, RMIT & Melbourne University

Marist House : a residential program for university students (Fitzroy Melbourne).Marist House provides good and cheap accommodation within a very Catholic context.  For more information visit

La Trobe zoom one-on-one chats every Thursday 10am - 4pm with student advisers

Do you have questions about La Trobe University, our courses or the options available to you?

We know it's been a tough year to navigate and that's why we're introducing drop-in sessions. Get the answers to your questions and theirs. Like, which course is better suited to me? Or, what are the pathways into the degree I want to study?

Every Thursday, one of our regional student advisers will be available to chat one-on-one between 10 am and 4 pm

When it suits you, jump in this Zoom link:


RMIT selection task submissions are now open for 2021 intake

All selection tasks must be submitted by the 6th of November for our Art, Design & Architecture programs to be eligible for the January offer round, except for the Bachelor of Architectural Design which must close on the 2nd of October and the Associate Degree in Design (Furniture) which must close on the 30th of November.


VCE Extension Studies in 2021 - Deakin, LaTrobe, RMIT, Melbourne & Federation Universities

Deakin University – Deakin Accelerate

Deakin Accelerate is a distinctive VCE higher education program that allows students to study two first-year university subjects during Year 12. Studying one subject per trimester, this selective program gives students a head-start into university studies and also provides a potential boost to their all-important ATAR score. Besides the challenge of taking on a university subject, this subject will also count as part of the VCE and contribute towards the ATAR as the fifth or sixth subject. There are no tuition fees for Deakin Accelerate. Find out more, including the subjects on offer, at Deakin Accelerate at Applications close 4.12.2020

La Trobe University - VCE Plus Program

VCE Plus is an opportunity for high achieving Year 11 VCE students to complete a pair of first-year university subjects in their Year 12 and have them recognised as part of their VCE. Students enrolled in VCE Plus choose one subject per semester. VCE Plus is offered at all La Trobe campuses and subjects are delivered online, face-to-face, or a combination of both. There are fees associated with the VCE Plus Program. Find out more, including the subjects on offered at VCE Plus Program at

RMIT University – VCE Extension

RMIT’s VCE Extension allows Year 12 students to undertake university subjects while completing their VCE. These courses are VCAA-accredited towards VCE results and students may be eligible for credit in a related RMIT program.
Students will get a taste of university life; they attend lectures and study on campus with full access to all the services and facilities enjoyed by RMIT students. VCE Extension subjects are taught at the City campus and are counted towards students VCE and provide a boost to their ATAR. RMIT charges no fees for RMIT Extension courses.
Find out more, including the subjects on offer, at VCE Extension at Please note that applications close 15.1.2021

University of Melbourne – Extension Program

The Extension Program is an opportunity for high achieving Year 12 students to study a university subject whilst at school which counts towards their ATAR, as well as experience university life. The University of Melbourne does not charge any fees for participation in the Extension Program. However, some School Centres where an Extension subject is taught may charge a reasonable fee to cover teaching and administrative costs.  Find out more, including the subjects on offer, at Extension Program at Please note that applications close on 3.1.2021

Federation University – Advance to University

Advance to University is an opportunity for Year 12 students to study first year university units as part of their VCE. Successful completion of these units may contribute towards the ATAR, and students get credit towards their university degree. There are no fees for Advance to University. Find out more, including subjects on offer, at Advance to University at

Deakin University Residential Accommodation Applications are now open

Deakin wanted to acknowledge that this year has been tough for many, and it’s more important than ever that students feel connected and supported. Deakin Res is thrilled to announce that they have significantly reduced or frozen our accommodation fees to enable more students to have the opportunity to experience the benefits of residential life. There has never been a better time to consider on-campus accommodation.
Deakin has more than 3,000 beds across their 4 campuses. It only takes 10 minutes and it's free to  APPLY NOW
Hot of the press is Deakin's latest on-demand webinar exclusively for interested students, featuring two of their current residents, Maddy and Riley, and their experiences living on res to date. The residents and staff are also available to answer any questions directly. To book a one-to-one consultation at a time which suits you, please email Deakin at  

Beyond School Study Guide

The Beyond School Study Guide is a useful tool for information about tertiary study and government help.

Check out the factsheets on each of the HELP loans, different pathways to university, and compare what study might look like in higher education and vocational education and training (VET).

Beyond School Study Guide (PDF 3,210KB).

VTAC Year 12 Guides 2020

The VTAC Year 12 Guide resource and the downloadable VTAC Guide - Researching Tertiary Education publication are designed to provide students with useful information regarding course research and the application processes for entry to tertiary study in Victoria in 2021.  Year 12 students are encouraged to browse both links and begin to familiarise themselves with what lies ahead over the next months.


Federation University Future webinars

Join Federation University for their webinar series to learn more about their campuses, discipline areas and programs.  To watch and listen to previous recorded webinars cliick HERE.

Job Vacancies

Please keep an eye out and check under FOR STUDENTS on this home page for any JOB VACANCIES advertised!

Meet Melbourne University Recorded Webinars

Students can still access our Meet Melbourne 2020 webinars. Each webinar will allow them to learn more about the courses and careers that interest them most.
For Meet Melbourne, we streamed our panel of Melbourne insiders to show students what life at Melbourne is really like. This means your students still have the chance to:
• Explore our undergraduate degrees and pathways to graduate study
• Hear from some of the inspiring people who will be teaching and supporting them at Melbourne
• Get to know some of our current students and find out their tips for making the most of university life
• Take a closer look at how we’ll prepare them for exciting careers in demand now and in the future
• Find out about internship, work integrated-learning, volunteer, research and study abroad opportunities
• Learn more about how we’ll support them along the way from careers and course planning to peer and academic mentoring, health and wellbeing and student life.
To access webinars CLICK HERE

Study at ACU Series Webinars

Join ACU online for a series of webinars to have all your questions about studying at ACU answered.  Get helpful advice about how to apply, find out more about non-traditional pathways to uni, explore your study options and hear from students about what life is really like at ACU.

  • Wednesday 2nd December - Transitioning to University
  • Wednesday 16th December - Parent & Carer Session
For more information and to book CLICK HERE

2020 The Good Universities Guide University Ratings & Rankings in Australia

TIS Important Recorded Webinars

The new Tertiary Information Service (TIS) upcoming webinar schedule is as follows:-
Topic: Date: Time:
Year 10 Subject Selection Wednesday 24th June 4pm-5pm
VTAC Applications Wednesday 29th July 4pm-5pm
SEAS and Scholarship Applications Wednesday 26th August 4pm-5pm
Transition to University/Moving Away from Home Thursday 1st October 4pm-5pm

Please visit the TIS website for log-in details or follow their events on Facebook:

TIS intends to record each of the sessions and these recordings will be made available on the TIS website for those that cannot attend during these times.


2021 University Course Guides

2021 University Course Guides:

The links to the Course Guides for every university in Australia have been added to our SHC careers tools website. If you go to the "Post School Options" menu >> "University" >> "Info. About Uni's and Courses" you will see that the "Course Guide" link has been added to the list for each university. This will be a great resource for students when researching online.

Defence Force Recruiting Virtual Information Sessions & Presentations

Please see the links below:

ADF Careers Information Session (This is a generic presentation):

RMC (Royal Military College) Careers Information Session:

Army Gap Year Program Applications are now open

Get an exciting 12-month taste of life in the Army and enjoy full job training, meaningful work and memorable experiences – plus much more.  On an ADF Gap Year you’ll grow and develop in a dynamic, supportive and people-focussed environment.

To be eligible to apply, you'll need to be an Australian citizen aged between 18 and 24 on completion of military training (dates vary by job). You'll also need to have completed Year 12 (subject passes required to vary by job) and have passed in Year 10 English and Maths. Refer to individual job pages for more information.

Applications for the 2021 program are now open. Register your interest to receive updates and don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique experience.