News & Events
Year 7 2024 Enrolments close Friday 12 May 2023

Careers Information for May and June


Commercial Pilot Cadetship Programs

The following are examples of Commercial Pilot Cadetship programs with airlines:
Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program: this program is run in conjunction with Swinburne University,
Virgin Australia: this program is run in conjunction with Flight Training Adelaide and applications are now open for Year 12 students,
Rex: this program is run in conjunction with Australian Airline Pilot Academy,
Qantas: no direct entry program into the cadet program from school. You must be studying aviation at one of the following universities: Swinburne, RMIT, UNSW, Griffith University, or University of Southern Queensland,
For information on how to become a commercial pilot, go to

Animal Careers Discovery Day

RSPCA Victoria is running a careers day for students who are passionate about working with animals. Students will be able to meet, listen to and talk with experienced education staff and industry experts, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the RSPCA Burwood East facility, and participate in Q&A sessions with presenters including Vets, Vet Nurses, Behaviourists, Inspectors, Animal Attendants, and Customer Care Officers.
The event will be held on Thursday 27 June and will cost $75. For more information and to register your place, go to

Unexpected jobs in the Arts Industry

The Australian Careers Service has written a great article about careers in the arts industry you may not have considered. They discuss the following occupations:

  • Trades: Theatre or Film Carpenter
  • Business: Arts Administrator
  • Technology: Animator
  • Finance: Production Accountant
  • Law: Entertainment Lawyer
  • Science: Medical Photographer

Read the article at –

Highest paying jobs in science & engineering

These six industries had the highest salaries for professional Australian scientists in 2018. Can you pick which STEM sectors pay the most? Go to

Have you considered studying hotel management?

The Hotel School Melbourne is running their annual Global Career Hotel Experience program on 23 June at The Grand Hyatt Melbourne. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand why the Tourism & Hospitality industry will create 123,125 new jobs by 2020 (Deloitte Australian Tourism Labour Force Report 2015-2020);
  • Meet key executives from the hotel industry;
  • Go behind-the-scenes of a 5-star hotel;
  • Get hands-on experience in 4 practical workshops with hotel experts;
  • Have lunch with fellow students.

For information and to RSVP your place, go to

RMIT University – Updates
Interested in aviation? RMIT University will expand its flight training school to Bendigo this year, giving more students the opportunity to become fully-qualified, industry-ready pilots. Training routes will include regional and rural airstrips including Swan Hill, Mildura, Shepparton, Horsham and the Riverina in NSW.

There’s even more good news for aspiring pilots with the lifetime loan limit available to aviation students increasing from $104,440 to $150,000. This higher limit comes into force in January 2020, removing a key barrier in the pilot training supply. For information, go to

Portfolio Preparation Short Courses: Portfolio preparation courses are run during the school holidays and assist high school students to develop folios for entrance into university and TAFE courses.
Courses are run in study areas such as fashion, 3D product design, architecture, interior design and graphic design. Students who enrol before 31 May 2019 are eligible for a 15% discount using code RMITFOLIOS15.
For information and to register your place, go to

The University of Melbourne – Updates
My Future Melbourne: You are invited to My Melbourne Future, a series of information evenings for prospective students and families. At these events, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet academic and professional staff at the Parkville or Southbank campuses
  • Explore the discipline area of focus in depth, including courses, majors, enrichment
  • Hear current students and alumni share about their unique Melbourne experience
Dates below are for events in June:

4 June: Arts, Information Technology
5 June: Science
12 June: Design, Music
13 June: Commerce, Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences
18 June: Education
19 June: Law
20 June: Biomedicine
25 June: Education
26 June: Fine Arts
For information on events and locations and to RSVP your place, go to

Deakin University – Health Courses
Deakin will be running a series of free information seminars and interactive tours that aim to showcase different health courses at the university. The following courses will be showcased:

  • Psychology
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Medical Imaging, Optometry
  • Social Work

For information on dates, venues and to register for the sessions, go to

Focus on Open Days

If you are considering studying at TAFE or university after school, it is crucial that you attend Open Days.

Throughout the year, vocational and tertiary institutions open their doors to the public and showcase their courses, accommodation, scholarships, pathway courses, student services and their ‘point of difference’.

At an Open Day, you will be able to:

  • Get a feel for the culture of the campus
  • Learn about courses and career options
  • Undertake campus and accommodation tours led by current students
  • Speak directly to student ambassadors and lecturers about the courses or careers you are interested in
  • Compare the course area you are interested in at different institutions
  • Learn about sports and societies you can join and be active in
  • Get course counselling and guidance
  • Attend information sessions and workshops
  • Watch live demonstrations
  • Listen to bands, eat lots of food, participate in activities and have fun!

Don’t just pick a course at an institution without visiting the campus – you potentially will be spending several years studying there and spending tens of thousands of dollars on your course and accommodation. It’s worth making the effort.

My Career Match has developed a fantastic guide to assist you to get the most out of open days and Career Expos. You can access the article at this link

Below is a list of Victorian Open Day dates for several institutions. On the websites, you will be able to register to receive information about the Open Day/s, go into draws to win prizes, watch videos from the 2018 days and download the Open Day planner for 2019.

Some institutions haven’t updated their Open Day websites yet, so stay tuned.

Open Day Dates (Victoria)

Swinburne University- Hawthorn (28 July)


Monash University: Peninsula (3 August), Clayton & Caulfield (4 August), Parkville (18 August)

RMIT: Bundoora (4 August), City & Brunswick (11 August)

Australian Catholic University: Melbourne (11 August) & Ballarat (25 August)

La Trobe University: Shepparton (2 August), Melbourne (4 August), Mildura (14 August), Albury-Wodonga (18 August), Bendigo (25 August)

University of Melbourne: Parkville & Southbank (18 August)

Deakin University: Warrnambool (4 August), Geelong (18 August), Melbourne (25 August)

Victoria University: Footscray (18 August)

Federation University: all campuses (25 August– TBC),