News & Events


Careers Night is less than a week away!

This is a must attend event for all Year 9 to 12 students and their families.

This event is one of the biggest events held by any school in Victoria. With exclusive access for Year 12 students and their families from 5:45 – 6:15pm, the event will then continue for all Year 9 to 11 students and their families until 7:30pm. The Careers Expo will be based in the Marian Gymnasium, with over 80 stalls and nearly 150 representatives from various institutions, to provide valuable career advice and information.

University: Early Entry Programs – Now Open

Australian Catholic University

Passion for Business: Students can receive an early guaranteed offer for one of seven eligible single or combined Bachelor degrees in areas such as business, IT, and commerce. You must be studying a business-related subject at school,

Community Achievers Program (CAP): CAP is open to people who volunteer for local community, social justice, sporting or cultural causes. In return, you’ll gain early entry and tap into leadership and development opportunities. If you receive a place in the program, you will receive a guaranteed place in your desired course if you meet eligibility criteria,

University of New England

Direct Early Entry program: Applications are now open for this early entry program. Selection is based on a recommendation from the applicant’s school, not their final ATAR. The program is free, fully online, and students can start their university application now. For a list of eligible courses and application information, go to

Planning on studying teaching in the future?

If you are planning on applying for an undergraduate education degree in the future, you will need to be aware of selection criteria for each state.

Victorian courses

Achieve a minimum ATAR of 70: Some universities will require a higher ATAR. You may be able to access entry into courses with a lower ATAR if you are eligible for ATAR adjustment factors.

Complete the CASPer test: this is an online video-based situational judgment test. The test is designed to measure ethics, empathy and communication (selected universities will require this),

Achieve prerequisites: meet the requirements for prerequisite subjects.

For NSW-based courses

Achieve minimum study scores: Achieve a study score of least 35 (Band 5) in a minimum of three subjects (must include an English).

Teaching Questionnaire: You may need to complete a Teaching Questionnaire via the Universities Admissions Centre.

Motivation to Teach: You may need to complete a Motivation to Teach statement direct to the university.

Achieve prerequisites: meet the requirements for prerequisite subjects.

Please contact the universities you will be applying to for specific information.

Defence Force – Gap Year Program

The Australian Defence Force Gap Year program provides an opportunity for young Australians who have finished Year 12 to experience military training and lifestyle whilst gaining new skills and pay over their Gap Year in the Army, Navy or Air Force. You will earn more than $45,000, have subsidised accommodation and full medical and dental coverage. The following roles still have spaces for applicants:


  • Air Defence Operator
  • Artillery Operator
  • Combat Engineer
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Administration Assistant
  • Officer
  • Driver
  • Infantry Soldier

Air Force

  • Airbase Protection & Security
  • Warehouse Storeperson
  • Airfield Defence Guard
  • Administration Assistant
  • Aviation Support Technician


  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electronics Engineering Submariner
  • Helicopter Pilot
  • Marine Engineer
  • Marine Engineer Submariner
  • Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer
  • Maritime Logistics Officer
  • Maritime Warfare Officer
  • Maritime Warfare Officer Submariner
  • Training and Development Coordinator
  • Sailor

For more information and to start your application, go to

Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS)

VIEWS is an exciting program for Year 11 and 12 Indigenous students providing an opportunity to expand their perspective on engineering. Over six days, student will gain insights into what it’s like to study and work in engineering – and it may not be what they think.

VIEWS will be held between 6 – 13 July and is fully funded. Participants will stay at the University of Melbourne and will explore courses at the University of Melbourne, RMIT, Swinburne University and Monash University. For information on the program and eligibility requirements, and to enrol, go to

Experience Monash Indigenous Winter Camp

The Winter Camp run by Monash University aims to provide Indigenous students from Year 10 – 12 with an in-depth insight into university life, while focusing on team-building, celebrating Indigenous culture, motivation, confidence-building, and health and wellbeing. The camp will be held from 9 – 13 July and is fully funded. Participants must be at least 16 years old. For information and to apply, go to

VCE and Careers Expo

This annual event enables senior school students and their families to participate in a diverse range of seminars related to VCE subjects, gap year opportunities, vocational and higher education courses, career pathways and study skills. HSC students are also encouraged to attend.

A huge number of exhibitors will be in attendance, and over 150 seminars will be offered. Cost is $10 per student. The event is being held at Caulfield Racecourse between Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 May. For information and to book your place, go to

Have you considered studying at TAFE?

Did you know that under the Victorian Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative, over 30 non-apprenticeship courses and 20 courses that lead directly to apprenticeships are fully funded for young people who either live or work in Victoria. Examples of courses covered are:

  • Nursing
  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive (Body Repair, Air Conditioning Technology, Servicing Technology, Automotive Vocational Preparation)
  • Electrotechnology
  • Allied Health Assistance
  • Dental Assisting
  • Ageing Support
  • Building and Construction, Construction Pathways
  • Community Services
  • Concreting
  • Education Support
  • Engineering
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality
  • Mental Health

Students are encouraged to explore TAFE courses as part of their post school study options. Students who have deferred a university place should also consider gaining a TAFE qualification during their gap year to boost their chances of gaining graduate employment and to have a portable and industry focused qualification. For more information, go to

To search for TAFE courses, go to the Victorian Skills Gateway website,

Dates for Your Diary


1: Community Achiever Program (CAP), Australian Catholic University, applications open,

1 – 30: Inside Monash, Monash University, various dates and sessions,

2 – 5: VCE and Careers Expo 2019, Caulfield,

7 – 30: Information Evenings, Victoria University, various dates and sessions,

9: Info Night, SAE Institute, Melbourne,

11: Open Day, Collarts, Collingwood,

11: Open Day, Torrens University, Melbourne,

11: Open Day, Southern School of Natural Therapies, Melbourne,

17: UCAT, registrations close,

20 – 26: Melbourne Knowledge Week,

22: Information Session, The Hotel School Melbourne,

Careers Night in the Marian Gymnasium 2018