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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.

Virtual Open Days 2021


Free VTAC webinars 9-12 August - how to apply, SEAS and scholarships

6pm Monday 9 August

Applying for tertiary courses (and understanding the ATAR)

Register now

6pm Tuesday 10 August

Understanding special consideration (SEAS) and scholarships

Register now
4pm Wednesday 11 August Applying for tertiary courses (and understanding the ATAR) Register now

4pm Thursday 12 August

Understanding special consideration (SEAS) and scholarships

Register now

Federation University Future webinars

Discover where an Arts Degree can take you
27 July - 5pm
We're excited to announce our new range of majors and minors within the Bachelor of Arts - all designed to allow you to study what you love while maximising your employment opportunities. Register here

IT study and career options
28 July - 5pm
With a Federation IT degree, you'll gain the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in this constantly evolving industry. Register here

Exercise and Sport Science
4 August - 5pm

Studying sport science can open the door to careers in sports performance, health promotion, strength and conditioning, exercise science and more. Register here

If you are unable to make it to the scheduled time a recording of the webinar will be emailed to registered attendees. View upcoming and access past webinars on the Your Fed Future webinar page.

Secure your place at Federation University in 2022 early entry opens 2nd August

Finishing high school can be stressful, so why not give yourself peace of mind with Federation University's Early Offer Program?

Not only is an early offer exciting to receive, but knowing that you have already secured a place in a degree means you can head in to exams fully focused.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the Early Offer Application. Applications for early offers will open on Monday 2nd August.
    • Select the program you are interested in from the drop-down list.
    • Check that you will meet the pre-requisites and any additional essential entry requirements.
    • When providing your email address please use the same email address that you intend to use in your VTAC application.
  2. List Federation in your VTAC preference list, which open on 2 August.*


Most bachelor degrees are available for early offers, to view courses accepting early offer applications click here.

To be eligible for an early offer you must:

  • Be a current VCE student or a recent VCE graduate who has not undertaken further study.
  • Meet the pre-requisites for the program.
  • Apply by 3 December 2021.
  • Apply via VTAC and list the Federation University degree in your preference list. *

What Happens Next?

  • If your application is successful, you will receive a conditional offer.
  • As an Early Offer Program recipient, you'll have exclusive access to a series of events that will prepare you for uni.
  • If you meet the conditions of the Early Offer Program you will be issued a VTAC December round offer on 20 December 2021
Find more information at

Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program is now open closes 31.8.2022

Charles Sturt University want to let you know that applications for their early offer program are now open!

They are looking at students' Year 11 results and searching for people with
soft skills.  

Soft skills are those personal attributes that will help you succeed in both study and life. Things like:

  • communication skills
  • resilience
  • empathy
  • motivation to create a world worth living in.
All students have to do is answer three simple questions to show that they have the qualities they are looking for. 

Students can jump online to see which Charles Sturt courses are part of the program and find out more CLICK HERE

Register for their online information session at 6.45pm on 2 August 2021 to learn all there is to know about the program. If you’re a Year 12 student or parent this one is for you!  REGISTER

Think you’ve got what it takes?

If you’re successful, the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program will unlock a world of possibilities.

  • Take the pressure off by getting a study offer before you sit your exams.
  • Choose from our wide range of courses and get a guaranteed offer to study with us in 2022.
  • Access our exclusive support program that will help you step into uni life, full of confidence.

To get the Advantage, just answer three questions to show us that you have the soft skills we’re looking for.

Ready? You’ve got this!

How to apply

Submit your application online from 26 July 2021 and tell CSU the following.

  • How a Charles Sturt degree will enable you to be a positive influence in your community.
  • When you showed resilience during a difficult time.
  • A time when you demonstrated empathy and why you took the actions you did.

That’s it!  APPLY NOW

Tertiary Snapshots (University Guide) 2021


Matrices (Subject Degrees) Guide 2021


St. Hilda's College - Melbourne University & Monash Pharmacy in Parkville accommodation

Semester 1 2022 applications are open now – Intercollegiate protocol requires that applicants apply to only one of the residential colleges affiliated with the University of Melbourne. Students do this by applying to the college of their first preference, then listing other colleges as subsequent preferences on their application form. Early applications are encouraged and provisional College offers may be available, subject to accepting a University course.
To apply to St Hilda’s and to see more about the application journey, please click the link above.

STUDY GUIDE: for successful learning (suitable for all ages)

This great study guide developed by the CCCA team is a wonderful resource full of great tips and techniques to keep you motivated and on track to reach your study goals.  You can print and use the time schedule to help you stick to meeting deadlines. 

CLICK HERE for your free resource

Deakin University course information webinars 4th May - 15th September

Discover Deakin - course information webinars

Deakin are extremely pleased to once again present the Discover Deakin Webinar Series again in 2021.

The Discover Deakin webinars will continue to give students a chance to experience our progressive, real-world approach to learning.

In 2021, the webinars will be covering a range of undergraduate study areas and topics that will help prepare  students to ready to study at Deakin. Attendees will also have a chance to meet future teachers, hear student stories and get their questions answered by our experts.

Most importantly, students will discover what it's actually like to study at Deakin and gather all the information they need to choose the perfect course to help them achieve their study goals.

Register here for one or more of the webinars.

Science Tuesday 4 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Environment Wednesday 5 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Criminology Monday 10 May, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Engineering Tuesday 11 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Arts Wednesday 12 May, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Business Analytics Monday 17 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
International Studies Wednesday 19 May, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Health Sciences Monday 24 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Nutrition and Dietetics Tuesday 25 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Psychology Wednesday 26 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Nursing and Midwifery Thursday 27 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Exercise and Sport Science Monday 31 May, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Creative Arts and Design Tuesday 1 June, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Marketing Psychology, and Human Resource Management Psychology Wednesday 2 June, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Teaching Thursday 3 June, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Property and Real Estate Monday 7 June, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Commerce and Business Tuesday 8 June, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Law Wednesday 9 June, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Sport Management Thursday 10 June, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Architecture and Construction Management Wednesday 16 June, 6.00pm -7.00pm
Information Technology Thursday 22 June, 6.00pm -7.00pm
CASPer Test – for Teaching Courses Wednesday 15 September, 5.30pm – 6.30pm


Applications for ADF Gap Year open now

An ADF Gap Year is a unique opportunity for your students to experience life in the Navy, Army or Air Force, without needing to make a long-term commitment. The skills obtained through the ADF Gap Year program will provide them valuable work and life experience and are completely transferable. It will enable your students to develop the confidence for their next endeavour.
Students who take part in the ADF Gap Year program:
  • Gain valuable skills and work experience
  • Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare
  • Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle
  • Make friends with like-minded people
  • Have the opportunity to see more of Australia
Whatever their interest, there are a variety of roles to select that will provide young Australians valuable life skills. These include experiences as an officer, in management, engineering, logistics and warehousing, combat and security, and administration.


CASPer test - Do you want to apply for a primary or secondary teaching degree?

If you want to apply for a primary or secondary teaching degree you will need to take the CASPer test – it’s a compulsory pre-requisite for all Victorian students. To get you in a great position to receive an offer into an education degree, we encourage you to do the test before VTAC’s offer rounds.

When can you take the test?? 
  • Friday 2 July – 7 pm 
  • Friday 13 August – 10 am 
  • Friday 17 September – 10 am 
  • Wednesday 13 October – 11 am 
  • Sunday 14 November – 1 pm 

LaTrobe Aspire Early Admissions Program opens 19th April closes 17th September

At La Trobe, they believe there is more to being a good student than marks alone.

The Aspire program rewards the skills and knowledge students gain from the positive impact they have made on their school or community through community service or volunteerism.  Designed to give Year 12’s the tools they need to succeed at La Trobe and beyond, 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
  • Leadership opportunities, career development, networking, and industry mentoring
  • VCE revision lectures for Year 12’s in the September school holidays
  • Access to La Trobe’s extensive library and campus resources
  • Induction into La Trobe’s Enrichment Program to prepare for what is to come
Successful applicants also receive their early conditional offer in September for their chosen course along with minimum ATAR requirements.  Many courses have a minimum ATAR of 55.00, but some professional degree programs have higher requirements.

Up to 40 Aspire scholarships, worth $5,000 per year for up to four years, will be awarded to leading eligible Aspire students.

The Minimum ATAR Table shows the minimum ATAR for some professional degree courses for entry through Aspire in 2022.  Should an applicant’s preferred course not be listed on this table, then the minimum ATAR is 50.00.

Applicants are required to provide information about the length and frequency of their community service and/or volunteering experience, as well as a 400-word description of their involvement and impact.

Types of volunteering include
  • community service or community group activities
  • religious/cultural group activities
  • participating in social justice groups or a school leadership role
  • leadership in sport, the performing arts or charity fund-raising group activities
Further details can be found at the How to Apply link.  Applications open 19 April 2021 and close 17 September 2021. 

Defence Work Experience Program

Defence is happy to announce that they are starting to open up Work Experience placements in 2021.
If you want to learn about work and life in the Defence Force and gain some valuable skills, the Defence Work Experience Program could be perfect for you.
Keep an eye on placements as they’re announced on the Defence Work Experience website.


VTAC Planner Postcard 2021


Entry to Medicine 2022 Guide


Early Entry Guide 2022


Victoria University VU Guaranteed 2021 applications now open

Victoria University is excited to announce that applications for VU Guaranteed 2021 are now open. Last year we saw over 2,500 students apply to secure a place at VU or VU Polytechnic prior to the completion of Year 12 exams. 

Your feedback is integral to making sure your students get the most out of their VUG experience. This year we have implemented some changes to ensure a smoother process for VUG students applying for TAFE courses.  If a VUG student does not receive an offer for their preferred TAFE course, they will receive an alternative offer for a course in the same area if one is available and they meet the entry requirements. If no suitable alternative is available, they will receive an alternative offer for a foundational course. Your students will have the option to accept or reject these alternative offers without submitting a new course application.

In addition to receiving a guaranteed place at VU or VU Polytechnic, VUG students receive:
  1. automatic consideration for one of two $2000 Ignite scholarships for Year 12s at your school (domestic and permanent residents only)
  2. automatic consideration for a $500 Ignite study grant for one Year 11 at your school (domestic and permanent residents only)
  3. 5 bonus aggregate ATAR points for courses that consider ATAR as part of the selection process (excludes Bachelor of Education P-12)
  4. individual and tailored course advice in the lead up to exams and once results are released
  5. special VIP opportunities at VU events.
Visit the website to find out more and to apply.

Please note: a VU Guaranteed application is not a course application, and students will still need to add any higher education courses to their VTAC preference list or apply directly to VU Polytechnic for TAFE courses. Any Year 11 students who successfully applied for VU Guaranteed in 2020 do not need to reapply for the program, although they will need to update their application to be eligible for the Ignite scholarship.


Updated Early Entry Programs 2021 (including new at CSU and Fed Uni)


Inside Monash University Seminar Series Webinars 11.8 - 6.10

Please see some future Inside Monash sessions for 2021 below. Registrations are available now at website bellow.

  • Where can a Monash Science Degree take you? - 11 August 2021
  • Engineer your Future - 26 August 2021
  • Fine Art Folio - talk to Design & Architecture - 8 September
  • Monash Arts Degrees - 5 October 2021
  • The Monash Science Experience - 6 October 2021
Please note that past seminar recordings are also available to watch at

Careers Q&A lunchtime talks in Lower Dwyer D101 commencing at 1.30pm

Upcoming careers department Q&A for senior students in lower dwyer D101 BYO lunch and questions:-

  • Tuesday 27th July - Early Entry Applications (ASPIRE, ACU Guarantee, etc.) - ZOOM LINK SENT TO YEAR 12 STUDENTS
  • Tuesday 17th August - VTAC and SEAS Applications

La Trobe University Webinars, ASPIRE and On Campus Tours (Bendigo)

Undergraduate webinars on offer

LaTrobe University are continuing to offer full virtual services in 2021, including webinars with students and parents.  They are embracing the opportunity to be available more often, in more accessible formats – all while staying COVID-safe.

The upcoming webinars are:
  • 27th July - Parents information session webinar
  • 3rd August - ASPIRE
  • 24th August - Entry programs to LaTrobe
  • 7th September - ASPIRE
Future webinars will include: Entry and pathway programs, parent information session, Arts, Business, Health, Education, Science, IT & Engineering.

Updates to Aspire Early Admission Program dates

In these uncertain times, we want to give students more confidence about their future. So here’s some good news: Aspire applications will open earlier this year. Students will be able to apply for Aspire from 19 April 2021.
Aspire helps Year 12 students prepare for their future by giving them the chance to receive an early conditional offer to their course. After its many successes last year, we’re focusing on making it even more accessible in 2021. Visit our Aspire webpage to find out more.

Bendigo Campus Talk & Tours

The Bendigo Campus will again offer personalized consultations and tours of the Bendigo Campus during each of the school holidays.

Students and their families are given the opportunity to meet with one of our friendly team to have their course questions answered and enjoy a tour of the campus and accommodation with a student ambassador who can talk about student life at La Trobe.
  • Term 2 Holidays: 28 June – 2 July
  • Term 3 Holidays: 27 September – 1 October



Would you like a taste of uni life before you enrol to study at ACU?

Explore your local campus, talk to current students and experience student life.

Spend time 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, paramedicine, education, physiotherapy, psychology, sports and exercise science and lots more.

On-campus events

Melbourne Campus

Tuesday 29 June
Various session times available

Register now

Ballarat Campus

Tuesday 28 September
9am – 1.30pm

Register now


Study at ACU series webinars

Entry and Pathways to ACU

Tuesday 7 September
6 – 7pm AEST

Whether you’re currently completing Year 12 or have been out of school for years, there are many entry pathways to ACU – including our ACU Guarantee early offer program.

Register now

Pathways to ACU

Wednesday 15 December
12 – 1pm AEST
1 – 2pm AEDT

If you didn’t receive the ATAR you wanted, don’t worry, there’s more than one way into university. We’ll take you through the entry pathways to ACU, including diplomas and Foundation Studies that can give you access straight into the second year of your preferred bachelor’s degree.

Register now



Deakin Uni Professional Resilience: Building Skills to Thrive free online course

Deakin University offers a free massive open online course (MOOC) that equips learners with the ability to better manage stress through the development of practical resilience skills, strategies and exercises. During this course students will be invited to craft a personal approach to resiliency based on a wide survey of evidence-based strategies. Students will discover the importance of resiliency for building mental health and wellbeing in a rapidly changing world. The Professional Resiliency Course invites secondary students to consider what they might be able to do right now that could help support them and their communities into the future. This is a rare opportunity for senior secondary students to study resilience early in their working lives. For more information about this free course please visit

Year 10 into 11 (2022) VTAC Prerequisites for 2024 (for subject selection)


2021 Meet a Scientist virtual event recording

This event celebrated International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11. Through our Meet a Scientist event we hope to inspire female secondary school students to pursue a career in science, help them understand the paths and opportunities through higher education and beyond, and hear directly from our research scientists about their own journey, their advice and their achievements.  Brought to you by The Royal Women's Hospital.


ACU Guarantee opens 1st June closing 24th September

Any students considering ACU courses for 2022? ACU is offering an early entry program (ACU Guarantee).

The program opened yesterday on the 1st of June and all applications close on the 24th of  September.

The ACU Guarantee program is worth applying for, as you may get an early offer (subject to meeting the ACU prerequisites and requirements).

Note that some courses are not eligible including Physiotherapy at the Ballarat campus and all Education courses.

Check the ACU website for more information on how to apply at

University of Tasmania Schools Recommendation Program applications are now open

Applications for the Schools Recommendation Program are now open. This gives students early access to our 2022 courses. Students can access the application portal here.
Applications will be open until 31 October. If students submit an application by 18 June, they'll receive an offer by 19 July.


Applications for accommodation are also open now. We're currently guaranteeing all Australian students space in our uni accommodation.

College of Health and Medicine Important Information

Applications, assessments and offers work differently for some Health and Medicine courses. You can read more about these differences below. 


Applications for Medicine will open in August and close on 30 September. Offers will be based on ATAR/UCAT and made when ATARs are released later in the year.  


Students can apply to study Paramedicine from 31 May until 30 September. Their applications will not be assessed based on the SRP rubric. Instead, offers will be made when ATAR results are released.


Nursing applications will open on 31 May. “On-time” applications will close 30 September. This means that students will be considered for a first-round offer. Late applications will open from 30 September onwards.

Students applying to the Rozelle campus in Sydney will be assessed for entry based on the school’s recommendation and any students who are not eligible for an early offer will be reassessed upon release of ATARs. Students applying to the Tasmanian campuses will not be assessed using the SRP rubric. Instead, offers will be made when ATAR results are released. 

Health Science (Medical Radiation Science)

Applications will open from 31 May. They will not be assessed using the SRP rubric. For year 12s, offers will be made when their ATAR results are released around mid-December.

Exercise Science, Laboratory Medicine

Applications will open from 31 May. Offers fall under the SRP dates and assessed using rubric responses.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Interstate team at

Updated 2021 Open Day Planner


Entry to Nursing Guide


Tertiary Information Service (TIS) Webinars

The Tertiary Information Service (TIS) is happy to announce that they are running a series of webinars again in 2021. Please mark these dates in your calendars:
  • Wednesday 23rd June at 4pm: Year 10 Subject Selection Webinar Q&A
  • Wednesday 14th July at 4pm: VTAC Applications Webinar Q&A
  • Wednesday 15th September at 4pm: Transition and Moving Away From Home Webinar Q&A
Further information regarding these sessions will be available at or via their Facebook page.


Careers in Law Information

  • Legal Careers and General information for Students prepared by the Institute of Legal Executives the peak body for paralegal employees Careers in Law

Victoria Police are looking to recruit over 3,000 new Police Officers in 2021

Victoria Police are currently in the midst of our biggest recruitment drive ever. We are looking to recruit over 3,000 new Police Officers by 2021, so there's never been a better time to apply!

Victoria Police has four different roles available for students who might be interested in pursuing a career in policing:
  1. Police Officer
  2. Protective Services Officer
  3. Police Custody Officer
  4. Victorian Public Servant
For students interested in a career with Victoria Police, please find some helpful information below:

Experience and attributes we are looking for:

Not every 18 year old will be ready to apply but those who are gathering life experience whilst they are in high school will be more competitive throughout the recruitment process.

For example:
  1. Part-time work experience in a customer service environment - provides exposure to people of all works of life and develops communication, teamwork and conflict resolution skills. For example, working at McDonalds one day a week.
  2. Volunteer experience - develops a sense of community-mindedness and communication skills. For example, working at the local surf lifesaving club or community centre.
  3. Sporting club experience - develops teamwork, communication and leadership skills, not to mention the healthy level of fitness that is a requirement of the role.
  4. Overseas travel - provides exposure to other cultures, religions and languages and fosters a sense of independence and assertiveness.
To see the full eligibility criteria visit the Victoria Police careers website.

Information Sessions:

Victoria Police regularly holds information sessions and webinars across the state for those that are interested in a career in Policing. Students can register for our next information session.

Upcoming Information Session

For all resources that are available to assist students in their preparation please visit our Resource page.

On the resources page students can:
  1. Watch tutorials
  2. Download information flyers
  3. Watch the fitness test video

And much more.


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

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 2021

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.  Year 12 students are encouraged to browse both links and begin to familiarise themselves with what lies ahead over the next months.


Job Vacancies

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

2021 The Good Universities Guide University Ratings & Rankings in Australia

2022 University Course Guides

2022 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 - register your interest to receive updates

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 closed. Register your interest to receive updates and don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique experience.