Defence Work Experience ProgramDefence 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.
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.
Girls day out in STEM (free online event) - Sunday 7th March
Girls Day Out in STEM (GDOS) empowers and inspires girls aged 10-14 years to learn about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) while in a fun, safe and engaging environment.
Girls will hear from women in STEM, learn about important contributions already made by other young girls in STEM and what opportunities a future in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths can bring. Girls can also engage in fun masterclasses and have a chance to win lots of prizes!
For more information and to register CLICK HERE
UCAT ANZ for Medicine and Dentistry in 2022 opens 1st March 2021
The University Clinical Aptitude Test is a compulsory test that you may have to sit in order to apply for some degrees in the fields of Medicine or Dentistry. Designed to help universities to select applicants the appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required to practice successfully as a doctors or dentists. It is used in collaboration with other admissions processes such as interviews and academic qualifications.
13 of the universities in Australia offering Medicine and Dentistry, and 2 in New Zealand, will require you to sit the UCAT ANZ test as part of your application. So, if you’re thinking of applying to uni in 2022 for a degree in one of those fields, you should check the entry requirements as soon as possible to find out if taking the UCAT ANZ is necessary.
Registrations for concession and access schemes are open now. Bookings open on 1 March 2021 and close on 17 May. You’ll sit the tests between 1 July and 11 August 2021. Results will be delivered to the universities in early September.
It costs $305 to sit the test ($199 concession fee, but you only have until 10 May to register for concession prices).
Additional information about dates, fees and how to register can be found here.
To find out which universities and courses apply, the eligibility criteria, or simply to find out more, head over to the official UCAT ANZ website.
ACU ‘Talk With’ Webinar SeriesWe invite students to hear from current and former students studying these disciplines.
Talk with Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine – Tuesday 20 April, 6 – 7pm
Talk with Business and IT – Wednesday 21 April, 6 – 7pm
Talk with Law – Thursday 22 April, 6 – 7pm
Applications for ADF Gap Year open nowAn 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:
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.
- 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
Considering a Career in Medicine or Dentistry - Free Webinar 8th MarchFREE Webinar - UCAT, Interviews, Med School Applications, Pathways into Medicine
Parents and Year 10, 11 & 12 Students are Invited to Join
~ 8 March 2021, from 6.30pm – 9.00pm (AEDT) ~ REGISTER
Intensive UCAT Training Workshop - Saturday 27th MarchIntensive UCAT Training Workshop - LIVE ONLINE INTERACTIVE
~ 27 March 2021 ~
Do not delay any longer, make a start with your UCAT Preparation this month ENROL
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 by 2021Victoria 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: 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.
To see the full eligibility criteria visit the Victoria Police careers website.
- 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.
- Volunteer experience - develops a sense of community-mindedness and communication skills. For example, working at the local surf lifesaving club or community centre.
- Sporting club experience - develops teamwork, communication and leadership skills, not to mention the healthy level of fitness that is a requirement of the role.
- Overseas travel - provides exposure to other cultures, religions and languages and fosters a sense of independence and assertiveness.
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:
- Watch tutorials
- Download information flyers
- Watch the fitness test video
And much more.
Marist House - accommodation for students at ACU, RMIT & Melbourne UniversityMarist 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 https://s3.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/adminarea-document-uploader/files/Marist%20House%20Brochure.pdf
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).
VTAC Year 12 GuidesThe 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.
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
Defence Force Recruiting Virtual Information Sessions & PresentationsPlease see the links below:
ADF Careers Information Session (This is a generic presentation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okuy-qmFPX4
RMC (Royal Military College) Careers Information Session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRV2jmviTlE&feature=emb_title
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 closed. Register your interest to receive updates and don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique experience.https://army.defencejobs.gov.au/students-and-education/gap-year?page=1&perPage=21&query=