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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.

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:


Accenture Cyber Security Traineeships - Year 12 students only

Are you are a Year 12 student, finishing your studies in 2020? Are you ready to carve out a future for yourself as a digital detective, as a defender of company security?
If you have a keen interest in cyber security, get ready to be part of our two-year Cyber Security traineeship program in partnership with TAFE South Australia. You’ll attend TAFE SA and get on-the-job training at Accenture—both part-time—all whilst learning from world-class specialists, receiving on the job training and mentoring, and working on real client projects.

If this sounds like you, apply for Accenture Adelaide’s Cyber Security Traineeship today!

Don’t miss out, applications close 20 September.
Learn more about our traineeship and how to apply here.

RMIT Discover What's Next Series 2 Webinars

RMIT are excited to advise you of additional sessions covering a wide range of topics during the VTAC timely application period where students and their parents will have the opportunity to ask questions to RMIT staff and students across the sessions.  From the 19th of August to the 29th of September, RMIT will be running webinars on topics such as:
• Selection Tasks (3 specialized sessions)
• International, Interstate and Regional content
• Industry spotlights with alumni and students
• Parents session and Pathways, VE and TAFE
• General presentations fortnightly

  • Pharmacy - 21 September
  • Blockchain - 22 September
  • Creative Writing - 23 September
  • Music Industry - 23 September
  • Property, Construction & Project Management - 28 September
  • Careers in AR, VR, UX, Video & Sound Design - 28 September
  • Economics & Finance - 29 September

Click here to see all 17 Discover What’s Next sessions CLICK HERE


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 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

VU Meet the Course Director Webinars

VU would like to highlight three of their health professional courses, two of which have just recently been added to VU’s course offerings:
-              Bachelor of Applied Movement Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy
-              Bachelor of Nutritional Science/Master of Dietetics
-              Bachelor of Speech and Language Sciences/Master of Speech Pathology

To introduce these courses to you, the Course Director from each course is running a Meet the Course Director webinar to discuss their course in greater detail and answer questions. VU encourages any interested students to register to attend the following webinars which start at 5:30pm:

•             17th September – Physio with Rebecca Lane
•             22nd September – Dietetics with Helen McCarthy
•             23rd September – Speech with Debbie James

Links to register for each webinar can be found HERE

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  

JMC Academy Free Online Workshops in school holidays - Thursday 1st October

We are super excited to announce that JMC's FREE online high school workshops are back these school holidays and we have two jam-packed workshops to choose from...
These workshops have been designed for High School students in school years 9-12 and provide an insight into life at JMC Academy. All workshops will be held online, via Zoom and will be interactive, making them the perfect creative experience for the upcoming school holiday break!
Registrations are now open. These popular workshops will fill quickly. Book now to secure a place!
Electronic Music Production
When: Thursday 1st October, 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm AEST
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: FREE!

In this workshop, participants will gain the fundamental skill sets necessary to operate Ableton to create the next big EDM hit! They'll learn to create beats and loops alongside cutting and warping samples to create new and exciting sounds. Take their production skills to the next level!
Character Drawing
When: Thursday 1st October, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm AEST
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: FREE!

Participants will get theirr hands dirty with some great exercises that will introduce them to the ideas of character drawing and design for animation, games and comic books. From deconstructing existing characters to generating their own originals – they’ll end up with a head full of ideas and a fist full of drawings.

UCAT 2020 Candidates - Early Undergraduate Medical Interview Preparation

Here is a list of services offered through the National Institute of Education for your medical interview preparation and readiness.

1. NIE have arranged a number of early intensive interview preparation workshops. Some are run as in-person events, others will be run as a small-group, Live Online Interactive programs. Note that online classes are run over two days of 6-hour lessons, so that we are able to spend ample time, with each participant during the live-online classroom. Below are some of the dates for you to consider:
   Live Online Interactive Training
  30 September & 1 October (10.00am - 4.30pm AEST) - Live Online Interactive

  In-Person Attendance Training
View dates here...
2. Confidence Strategy Interactive Webinar: If you feel that lack of confidence during the interview may cause you problems, then you may wish to attend one of these confidence-building specifically catered workshops. Click here to see the dates.
3. We have also created an advanced interview training program for those of you who do not wish to leave a single stone unturned. To read more about this program and the available dates click here.
4. Alternatively, if you are struggling with time and would opt for a more casual start or you are simply not confident about your marks, then we highly recommend that you at least start by reading books to do with the medical interviews and preparation techniques. For book titles please visit NIE Bookshop.

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).

Applications are now open for the 2021 Deakin Accelerate program & upcoming webinars

Deakin Accelerate is a distinctive VCE extension studies program designed to challenge high-achieving students with university-level learning opportunities.  Students get the same benefits as studying a fifth or sixth VCE subject, while gaining university credit and reducing the cost of their future degree.  In this program, students will complete two units of a first-year university subject at the same time as their Year 12 studies.  They’ll study one unit per trimester, alongside first-year university students, completing their units either on campus, or on the Cloud Campus – Deakin's innovative online learning environment.  For further information about accelerating at SHC please email Ms Spring at
Upcoming webinars
Students and parents are invited to join Deakin virtually to learn about the Deakin Accelerate program. You’ll hear from a past program student, explore the many program benefits and find out about the application process.
Tuesday 8th September 6-7pm and Wednesday 28th October 6-7pm
For more information about the Deakin Accelerate program & webinars please visit

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.  New webinars coming up are:-
  • Bachelor of Health Science - Friday 11th September 5.30pm
  • Study Accounting - Tuesday 15th September 6pm
  • Study for a Career in Mining - Wednesday 16th September 5pm
  • Study Outdoor & Environmental Education - Wednesday 16th September 6pm
To register for the above webinars or to watch and listen to previous recorded webinars cliick HERE.

Deakin Accelerate Webinars

Tuesday 8th September 6-7pm and Wednesday 28th October 6-7pm

Deakin Accelerate is a distinctive VCE extension studies program designed to challenge high-achieving students with university-level learning opportunities.
In this program students will complete two units of a first-year university subject at the same time as your Year 12 studies, at one of Deakin's four campuses in Burwood, Geelong (Waterfront or Waurn Ponds) or Warrnambool or through their innovative online learning environment - Cloud Campus.

Find out more and register at


Swinburne - Early Entry Program

Please find the link for the information and registration of interest for EEP program. Any questions please come and see the Careers Department.

Students won’t be able to apply until they have a VTAC ID, but they can register interest and read more information on how to apply.

You can find a link to the recommendation form here.

For any interested students, please take the time now to review any additional pre-requisites that your preferred course may require.


ACU Talk with industry series panel talks online

At these events you will:

  • hear from ACU graduates about their work experiences
  • get tips and advice for pursuing a career in your area of interest
17th Sept - Nurses, midwives & paramedics
30th Sept - Teachers (all levels of education)

To register CLICK 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

La Trobe University Webinars until September 29

Weekly webinars to give students an insight with topics that go beyond the course information led by key academics.

Upcoming topics: 


Latrobe University has just launched some more new pathways to tertiary study. Please see info below and research further online.

Latrobe have created two free pathways where students can study a La Trobe subject or micro-subjects online – and we’ll use their results, instead of an ATAR, when they apply for an eligible Bachelor’s degree.

In Achieve at La Trobe, VCE students can complete a first year La Trobe subject online in Semester 2, 2020. We’ll use their mark to calculate an ATAR-equivalent score – and if it’s higher than their ATAR, we’ll use this score when they apply to La Trobe.

In Prepare for La Trobe, students can complete online and free micro-subjects from our Tertiary Preparation Program that’ll give them the skills to thrive at uni, as well as an ATAR-equivalent score they can use when they apply. VCE students will complete three micro-subjects and VCAL students will complete six.

Both pathways are free, online and offer tailored support services to help your students succeed.

Explore our full range of pathways and entry schemes.



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 23rd September - Moving Away From Home
  • Wednesday 7th October - A Focus On Health Sciences
  • Wednesday 14th October - A Focus On Arts
  • Thursday 22nd October - A Focus On Education
  • Wednesday 4th November - A Focus On Business and Law
  • 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 Upcoming Webinars 4-5pm

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.


UNE Early Entry Scheme is now open

If you are considering UNE please take a moment to read through this information below.
What makes UNE's Early Entry Program so unique?
UNE's Direct Early Entry program is not new and has been running successfully for more than 20 years. They understand that an ATAR is not the only measure of future success at university. Instead, our approach relies on the School's/TAFE's recommendation of the student, including the student's personal attributes, ability to work and learn independently as well as their overall potential for academic success at UNE.
What is Early Entry
Students will be able to choose up to 3 course preferences in their free online application, which will be combined with:
  1. their academic performance;
  2. our school's recommendation; and
  3. any extenuating circumstances that will be taken into consideration.
 Students' ATAR will not be part of the assessment process so even our non-VCE students can be included.

Students will receive their offer directly from UNE in November. Even if the student does not meet minimum criteria for a degree offer, they will nevertheless receive a place in UNE Pathways program. UNE's Pathways Enabling Course is free and will build their study skills and capability to get them into their course of choice.
Of course all students are encouraged to keep their options open and a UNE Direct Early Entry application does not exclude them from applying through VTAC or to any other university.
Benefits of UNE Direct Early Entry
  1. Open to all year 12 students
  2. Apply directly to UNE online
  3. It's free to apply
  4. ATAR is not required
  5. Know in early November that your students you have a place at UNE
  6. Students can still make other applications via VTAC
  7. Most courses can be deferred
  8. Study fully online options available for most courses
  9. Study on-campus options available for most courses with affordable accommodation in their residential system.
Find out more about the program on UNE's Early Entry page.
Key Dates for Early Entry
  1. 25 September - Final date for Year 12 students to submit their completed application to their School/TAFE
  2. 6 October - Recommended date for Schools/TAFEs to review, complete and submit applications to UNE 
  3. 13 October - Final date for Schools/TAFEs to review, complete and submit applications to UNE 
  4. Early November - Early Entry Offers released
We’re here to help
If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, remember UNE are there to help, so please do not hesitate to contact one of their friendly Future Student Advisors by any of the following methods: 
  1. Visit the Early Entry web page
  2. Call them on 02 6773 5005
  3. Email them

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.

VU Guaranteed 2020 applications now open / Update on scholarship application process

We hope you’re keeping well during this unprecedented time for us all. In this period of uncertainty, we’re pleased to share that our VU Guaranteed program will proceed as usual in 2020 – with an exciting development.
Thanks to feedback we received from participating schools, from 2020 the VUG application will double as an application for VU’s next generation of scholarships. Our Ignite scholarships and study grant acknowledge students who demonstrate passion and drive, and are inspired to use further study as a way to become world changers. Students who can show their passion for learning, willingness to develop themselves and their communities and a desire to become world changers are ideal VU scholarship candidates.
Two Year 12s from your school will receive a $2000 Ignite scholarship to VU or VU Polytechnic, and one Year 11 from your school will be awarded a $500 Ignite study grant to help set them up for success in Year 12. These scholarships can relieve the financial stresses students face, and enable them to pay for study essentials like technology, transport, textbooks – or developmental experiences like travel.
You know your students best – so while we facilitate the application process, the school will decide on the scholarship recipients.
These scholarships will replace our previous Chancellors and Achievement Scholarships. We anticipate the Ignite scholarship program will grow in the coming years as we make this transition.
To continue to support students for the duration of their education, we have also introduced the Thrive scholarship program. Our Thrive scholarships provide currently enrolled students the chance to access equity-based funds or support. VUG students applying for these new equity-based scholarships upon commencement will also receive accelerated access to apply.
All Year 11 and 12 students from your school are invited to apply for the VUG program. Successful applicants will enjoy a guaranteed place at VU or VU Polytechnic prior to final Year 12 exams. Visit the website to find out more or direct students to apply.

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:

LaTrobe University Webinars are continuing online

This is an opportunity for students across Victoria to join in online and get some helpful course and study information.

They also have online student panels coming up where current student ambassadors will also join in webinars and share their University experiences.  
This is where you can find the live Webinars and students can book/register their interest:

Year 10 - Mercy Health Work Experience Program Opportunities

The Mercy Health Work Experience Program recognises the importance of secondary school students being provided with the opportunity to explore the many career options available in the healthcare industry.

The Program is conducted over five days. On placement, students will observe the daily activities of a variety of healthcare professionals and attend afternoon education sessions that complement the learning experience.

Their aim is to provide a realistic perspective of what it is like to work in the healthcare industry. Applications are now open and are strictly limited.

For more information and to apply go to

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.