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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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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:
  • 5th May - Scholarships and grants
  • 18th May - 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



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

RMIT Discover What's Next Webinar Series (20 April - 15 July)

Over the coming months, RMIT will be hosting a series of free Discover What’s Next online webinars.  All events will take place from 5-6pm, and registration is important, so click on the link below to register.  Students are encouraged to register for as many that may interest them.


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


LaTrobe Aspire Early Admissions Program opens 19th April closes 31st August 2021

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 31 August 2021. 

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.


Inside Monash University Seminar Series Webinars 4th May - 16th June

Get the inside story on what it's really like to study at Monash.  Over the course of the coming months, you'll have the opportunity to hear from current students, past students, and academics from all ten faculties.  You'll find out more about what it's like to study specific courses, internships and career outcomes and so much more!

Find out more and register for one or more of these webinars here.  Students should note that other webinars will take place later in the year.
Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor's/Master's Program Tuesday 4 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Shape the Future as an Architect of Change Tuesday 4 May, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Why study Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Science? Tuesday 4 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Be the Designer the World Needs Wednesday 5 May, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
The World of Fine Art and Curation Thursday 6 May, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Media Communication Tuesday 11 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Engineer your Future Thursday 13 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Public Health, Nutrition, and Health Sciences Thursday 13 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy & Paramedicine Wednesday 19 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Where can I.T. take me? Thursday 20 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Advanced Science Degrees Wednesday 26 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Psychology, Radiography, and Radiation Science Thursday 27 May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Introduction to Law Thursday 3 June, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Tuesday 8 June, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Music – Performance, Composition, and Technology Tuesday 15 June, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Become a Teacher Wednesday 16 June, 6.30pm – 7.30pm


University guest speaker lunchtime talks in Lower Dwyer D101 commencing at 1.20pm

Upcoming university lunchtime presentations in lower dwyer D101 BYO lunch and questions:-

- Tuesday 11th May - La Trobe University including information on ASPIRE

- Tuesday 25th May - RMIT

Victorian Careers Show 2021 - Saturday 15th May 9am-3pm at Melbourne Showgrounds in Ascot Vale

The Sacred Heart College Careers Department encourages you to attend the inaugural Victorian Careers Show on Saturday 15 May at the Melbourne Showgrounds in Ascot Vale!

Attached for your information is the current exhibitor list and seminar program 4 page brochure. The Show Visitor Guide will be available at the entry to the Show. It will contain this information as well as the floorplan and exhibitor stand numbers. A digital copy of the Visitor Guide will also be available on the website from the week prior to the Show.

A reminder that, as per theiir COVID-Safe plan, school bags are not permitted at the Show. A small bag (up to 30cm x 30cm) to carry incidentals is allowed. Cloth bags to carry any information gathered at the Expo will be available at the entrance to the Expo.


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

Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program opens 3rd May closes 31st May

It’s back and looking a little different in 2021!  Key updates include:
  • Firm offers will be made to successful students based on a soft skills assessment and their Year 11 results
  • Students will be required to complete Year 12 to gain a place in our exclusive early offer program
  • The assessment questions will remain the same as last year – focusing on resilience, empathy and motivation to create a world worth living in
  • There will be two offer rounds in June and September (in line with UAC admissions timelines)
Applications for round one will open on 3 May and can be submitted directly through our website. Applications will close on 31 May with offers to be made in late June.

Key dates

Round one applications open: 3 May
Round one applications close: 31 May
Round one offers: Late June
Round two applications open: 26 July
Round two applications close: 31 August
Round two offers made: Late September

Year 13 Digital Careers Expo - 17-19 May 2021 (after school hours webinars & talks)

Year13 Expo is Australia’s biggest online careers event and is 100% free for all schools. Held during National Careers Week (May 17-19), it aims to inspire and educate young people about their post-school options. 

We launched this initiative last year in response to COVID and were thrilled to have over 90k youth from across Australia attend.  

Further information can also be found at our website: 


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 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

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 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.