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Year 7 2024 Enrolments close Friday 12 May 2023



Year 12 VTAC News

As we come to the last few days of school, there are some important things Year 12s need to know about the Careers Office and VTAC.


All Year 12s should be aware of dates for VTAC. If you are unsure, check out the VTAC website at: Year 12s also need to make sure that they check their emails regularly, both school (for relevant careers news) and their designated VTAC website (for course and other updates). Please be aware that the VTAC email address should not be the school email address as this will no longer exist on January 16 when offers come out. An email from school has been sent out to check your given email list is up to date.

Course Preferences Close for NOVEMBER
VTAC Course Preferences close for the exam period from 31 October to 19 November. They WILL open again before finally closing on the 19 December.

Please be reminded that the Careers Office will be open to discuss courses, preferences and employment counselling for Year 12 students and their parents. We will be available from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm each day up to and including Wednesday 19 December. This date is after you receive your VCE results.

Year 10 Work Experience October
We currently have a number of Year 10 students participating in our Work Experience program throughout Bendigo and the state. Please look out for more information next newsletter.

Careers Page
For the latest careers information, go to the School Box – Careers Page.
In Careers News ( ) find out about

  • Focus on VET Pathways (TAFE, Traineeships, Apprenticeships)
  • Free TAFE courses – Victoria
  • Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships
  • New online Animation & VFX courses at Collarts
  • The Young Leaders Program, Trinity College, The University of Melbourne
  • Land Surveying hands-on workshop, RMIT
  • Melbourne Computing Summer Camp, The University of Melbourne and RMIT
  • Conocophillips Science Experience dates (Year 9 and 10 students)
  • Deadly Day of Science, RMIT. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 7 – 10.
  • Dates for your diary


If you live or work in Victoria, you may be eligible for a fully subsidised course at a Victorian TAFE Institute starting next year.

The following are eligible courses:

Non-apprenticeship courses

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping (Certificate IV)
  • Accounting (Diploma, Advanced Diploma)
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs (Certificate IV)
  • Ageing Support (Certificate IV)
  • Agriculture (Certificate II, III, IV)
  • Agriculture (Dairy Production) (Certificate III)
  • Allied Health Assistance (Certificate II, III)
  • Building & Construction (Building) (Certificate IV, Diploma)
  • Building & Surveying (Advanced Diploma)
  • Child, Youth & Family Intervention (Certificate IV)
  • Civil Construction (Certificate III)
  • Civil Construction Supervision (Certificate IV)
  • Commercial Cookery (Certificate III)
  • Community Services (Certificate III, IV, Diploma)
  • Concreting (Certificate III)
  • Construction Waterproofing (Certificate III)
  • Cyber Security (Certificate IV)
  • Dental Assisting (Certificate III, IV)
  • Disability (Certificate IV)
  • Education Support (Certificate III, IV)
  • Engineering (Certificate IV)
  • Horticulture (Certificate III)
    Hospitality (Certificate III)
  • Individual Support (Certificate III)
  • Justice (Diploma)
  • Mental Health (Certificate IV)
  • Nursing (Diploma)
  • Plumbing & Service (Certificate IV)
  • Rail Infrastructure (Certificate III)
  • Tourism (Certificate III)
  • Youth Work (Certificate III)

Apprenticeship pathway courses

The following courses are all Certificate II level

  • Automotive: Air Conditioning, Body Repair Technology, Servicing Technology, Vocational Preparation
  • Baking
  • Building & Construction
  • Construction Pathways
  • Electrotechnology: Studies (Pre Vocational), Career Start
  • Engineering: Pathways, Studies
  • Furniture Making
  • Glass and Glazing
  • Horticulture
  • Meat Processing (Food Services)
  • Plumbing (Pre Apprenticeship)
  • Printing and Graphic Arts
  • Production Nursery
  • Salon Assistant
  • Signage and Graphics

To check your eligibility and to search for TAFE courses and providers, use the websites:

• Victorian Skills Gateway,
• Victorian Government,