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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.

VCE Extension Studies in 2022 - Deakin, LaTrobe, RMIT, Federation & Melbourne 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  Applications for the 2022 Deakin Accelerate program are now open. Applications close 11.59pm 3 December 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, HERE

Federation University webinar Wednesday 20th October 5.30-6.00pm REGISTER HERE

La Trobe University – Achieve and Achieve Plus Programs

Achieve is an opportunity for high achieving Year 12 VCE students to complete a university subject in either the first or second semester in their Year 12 and have them recognized as part of their VCE. Achieve Plus is an opportunity for high achieving Year 12 VCE students to complete a pair of first-year university subjects – one in each semester – in their Year 12 and have them recognized as part of their VCE. Both programs are offered at all La Trobe campuses and subjects are delivered online, face-to-face, or a combination of both. There are also no fees associated with these Programs. Find out more, including the subjects on offer HERE.

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 RMIT EXTENSION.

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

Swinburne 2022 student accommodation applications now open

Applications for 2022 student accommodation are now open. This year we’re making it more accessible for students by removing the restriction on distance eligibility, meaning students from regional and metro areas alike will be considered.
On-campus living provides students with the opportunity to become part of a safe and supportive community while living conveniently in the heart of our Hawthorn campus. We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from - from college rooms to shared and studio apartments.
Find out more about our accommodation options

Melbourne University Hanson Scholarship Program Information Session (current Year 11 students)

The Hansen Scholarship Program supports 20 high achieving students each year from across Australia with a first-class education, and access to a unique financial and personal support program.


• Tailored program of mentoring and support
• Living allowance of $4000 per year
• Accommodation at Little Hall, including mentoring, pastoral care, and enrichment programs
• Full fee remission if you hold an Australian temporary protection visa
• One-time grant of up to $4000 to support an international exchange, an international subject, an internship, or voluntary vacation role
• Priority access to graduate accommodation at Little Hall should they wish to pursue graduate studies at Melbourne
• The opportunity to apply for up to $10 000 for a short-term activity, or up to $20 000 for further study in the year after their undergraduate degree


To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must:

• Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or have applied for or be the holder of an Australian temporary protection (or asylum) visa, and be enrolled in an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia; or
• Be an Australian citizen and be enrolled in an Australian Year 12 or the IB outside Australia
• Be aged 16–20 years in the year of application
• Be on track to achieve an ATAR of 90.00 or higher (or IB equivalent)
• Intend to apply for a University of Melbourne undergraduate course
• Have demonstrated financial need.

Applications for this scholarship open in early 2022, for students looking to start their undergraduate degree at Melbourne in 2023. Current Year 11 students and their families from around Australia are invited to join us at an information session to learn more about preparing a competitive application. Learn more at


Date: Thursday 28 October 2021

Time: 6 – 7pm



Year 12 ACU consultations for SHC Students

The ACU Future Students team is delighted to offer our Year 12 students the opportunity to book a one-on-one consultation with us to chat about all things ACU. 

This initiative to support students in the current lockdown will enable them to get course information and learn more about university life, as well as getting all their questions answered.  

Consultations are available via phone or Microsoft Teams (video call) on the dates and times below:  
  1. Monday 11 October – Friday 15 October, 9am – 5pm  
  2. Monday 25 October – Friday 29 October, 9am – 5pm  

Book a consultation here

While studying for final exams is extremely important, so too is having every opportunity to plan for life after secondary school. Parents are more than welcome to join the consultation as well – their questions and contributions are equally valued

The Holsworth Biomedical Research Initiative Summer School (only current Year 11 students are eligible to apply)

For the first time, La Trobe University is running The Holsworth Biomedical Research Initiative Summer School from Monday 17 January 2022 to Wednesday 19 January 2022: The Holsworth Biomedical Research Initiative Summer School, Events, La Trobe University
The aim of the summer school is to give students a realistic and relevant view of studying and working in the biomedical and/or health sciences, particularly in regional Victoria. The three-day program will feature a mix of information sessions, practical hands-on lab experiments, group-based creative and critical thinking activities, and social events with other attendees, LTU professionals and academics, and local leaders in the biomedical and health science industries. Students will live the university lifestyle, staying on campus in our dormitories, with individual sleeping quarters and shared bathrooms and kitchen. They will be encouraged to interact and learn from each other as much as possible, staying together for meals and activities.

The school will be led by Dr. Donna Whelan, an internationally recognized scientist working on understanding DNA damage and genetic engineering using cutting-edge microscopy. Donna is passionate about communicating and enhancing scientific understanding and appreciation, as well as fostering the next generation of science students, professionals, researchers, and anyone else with the requisite curiosity.
The initiative is aimed at science passionate science and health students currently in year 11 and commencing year 12 in 2022. There are limited places in the summer school however it will be fully funded with no out-of-pocket expense to the students.
To apply students must answer the following two questions:
  1. What makes you passionate about biomedical and/or health science?
  2. What are your aspirations for your future in biomedical and health sciences? 
Students will also be required to provide their contact details, the name of their current school, the Year 12 subjects they are enrolled in, and the name and contact details of a teacher who can provide a reference.
All students that are selected and attend the summer school will be eligible to receive a conditional offer to a course at La Trobe University in 2023. *Note this is subject to students successfully completing an Aspire application*
This is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in pursuing study and work in science and health. With limited places and applications closing on Friday 12 November. Students are encouraged to place their applications promptly.

Access Melbourne 2022

Access Melbourne is our guaranteed entry and scholarship scheme for domestic undergraduate applicants from a range of social and economic backgrounds, to help them reach their goals and fulfil their potential. It takes students’ personal circumstances into consideration under these eight application categories when applying to Melbourne.

1. Disadvantaged financial background*
2. Resident of a rural or isolated area*
3. Difficult circumstances*
4. Disability or medical condition*
5. Recognition as an Indigenous Australian
6. Graduate of an under-represented school
7. Non-English speaking background
8. Mature-age consideration (non-school leaver entry pathway)

The University is excited to announce a significant expansion of our Access Melbourne equity program and selection methods to welcome more students, from a range of diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds, than ever before.

For 2022 entry, we’ll be assessing *study score consideration in addition to ATAR for students eligible for application categories 1-4. Further criteria includes achieving a (raw) VCE study score of at least 35 in one or more of the VCE Unit 3/4 subjects (or equivalent) specified for their course(s) of interest, and providing a personal statement outlining their career ambitions, motivation and the future benefits for their community from them undertaking their preferred University of Melbourne course.

WATCH VIDEO (video length 30 minutes)


Melbourne University Access on Demand videos (no virtual open day)



Virtual Open Days 2021


Applications are now open for 2022 Deakin Accelerate program closing 3rd December

Deakin Accelerate provides students with the same benefits as studying a fifth or sixth VCE subject through an ATAR boost, while gaining university credit and reducing the cost of their future degree. Students will complete two first-year university subject units at the same time as their Year 12 studies, either on campus at one of Deakin’s four vibrant locations, or through our premium online learning platform. Deakin offer 20 exciting study areas across a range of disciplines, giving students a variety of options to diversify and ramp up their final year of high school. Upcoming webinars Students, parents and career practitioners are invited to attend our upcoming events to learn more about the Deakin Accelerate program. Whether you are attending our Virtual Open Day information session and live Q&A or online webinar, hear from our experts and past Accelerate students to find out about the study areas, selection and application process and more.

Deakin Accelerate Webinar Wednesday 13 October 6–7pm REGISTER NOW

For more information about our Deakin Accelerate program please visit


Entry to Teaching Guide 2022


Your Guide to ADF Career Opportunities


2022 Pathways to University Guide

The attached document reflects pathway courses to Deakin, Monash, RMIT, and Swinburne.  It focuses on associate degrees and guaranteed diplomas.


Updated Pathway Programs into University in 2022


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

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

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?? 
  • Wednesday 13 October – 11 am 
  • Sunday 14 November – 1 pm 

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 for 2022 (including new Deakin Regional)


La Trobe University On Campus Tours - BOOK NOW

Bendigo Campus Talk & Tours

The Bendigo Campus will again offer personalized consultations and tours of the Bendigo Campus hopefully at the end of November following completion of the VCE exams (due to COVID restrictions).

Students and their families will be given the opportunity to meet with one of the 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.

Bendigo Campus Talk and Tours 

Monday 22 November to Friday 26 November

Albury-Wodonga Campus Talk and Tours
Monday 6 December to Thursday 9 December


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.


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


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.

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