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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

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  Please note applications close on 2nd January 2022.

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



Australian Jobs 2021 (student version)


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 - POSTPONED NOW UNTIL JUNE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2022
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.

Monash Uni MYSci 3 day January workshop (Year 11 & 12 in 2022)

The three-day science program is specifically designed for students who will be in Year 11 and 12 in 2022. The program schedule will include hands-on workshops, access to our brilliant teaching facilities, opportunity to meet some of our research scientists, exposure to potential career pathways, activities with the Young Scientists of Australia, and social activities.

DATE: 18-20 January
LOCATION: Clayton campus
COST: $110 per student


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.


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


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

VTAC Planner Postcard 2021


Entry to Medicine 2022 Guide


Early Entry Guide 2022


La Trobe University On Campus Tours - BOOK NOW

La Trobe University Campus Talk & Tours

LaTrobe University will again offer personalized consultations and tours of all of their Campuses 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

Melbourne Campus Talk and Tours
Monday 6 December to Thursday 9 December


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.


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.