Reminder: VTAC timely course application deadline approaching
Timely applications for 2020 tertiary courses will close at 5pm, Monday 30 September. Current year 12 students must submit preferences by this date to access the discounted $39 application fee. The late application fee is $113, and early closing courses are not available to late applicants.
Application fees can be paid later (until the December payment deadlines), however students must submit a course application including preferences by the 30 September deadline to access the timely fee.
Application status for your students can be checked on the ‘Student Details’ page in CourseLink.
NEW COURSE: Bachelor of Speech and Language Sciences / Master of Speech Pathology
This Australian-first dual degree taught in block mode will prepare students to support those with communication challenges. The course combines the practical and theoretical study of communication and swallowing disorders with human development, human rights and principles of social justice to enable students to graduate as well-rounded practitioners. With plenty of opportunities for practical learning throughout the degree, students will be prepared for work across complex and diverse settings. Explore the admission criteria and career opportunities on the Bachelor of Speech and Language Sciences / Master of Speech Pathology course page.
A new pathway to Paramedicine
Due to the popularity of our paramedicine courses, we have created a new pathway to ensure that students have the best chance of reaching their career goals.
Students can now progress through the following steps to reach a bachelor degree:
- Successfully complete Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport at our St Albans and Werribee campuses. Applications for this course are open now for a February 2020 start. Admission criteria are a current and valid driver’s license (min. probationary) and a literacy and numeracy test.
- Apply for Diploma of Paramedical Sciences for 2020 mid-year intake. With credit obtained from the Certificate III, students will be able to complete the Diploma in 6 months.
- Pathway from the Diploma into second year of Bachelor of Paramedicine at the start of 2021.
Keen to discover the world? WEP Student Exchange Goals Scholarships Are Closing Soon!
Apply for WEP’s Goals Scholarship and you could win a $1,000 discount on a semester or year student exchange program departing in August 2020. Deadline October 15!
USA, France, Italy, Norway and more!
For more information and to apply, go to wep.org.au/goals-scholarship or request a free information pack by texting ‘EXCHANGE’ to 0428 246 633.
La Trobe News
Campus Talk & Tours
Booking are now open for Bendigo Campus Talk and Tours in the upcoming school holidays.
Open between Monday 23 September and Thursday 26 September, students and their families are given the opportunity to meet with one of our 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.
Bookings can be made here https://www.latrobe.edu.au/events/all/bendigo-campus-talk-and-tours
VCE Plus Information Evening: for Year 10 and 11 students who would like to learn about the option of studying two university subjects during Year 12. Please speak to your school first to see if you are eligible to apply for this program. For information on dates and to book your place, go to https://bit.ly/2maqgfZ
Early Childhood Scholarships
The Australian Government predicts that there will be between 25,000 and 50,000 new jobs in early childhood education by 2022. This is a 20% increase in the number of bachelor’s degree qualified teachers currently needed.
Scholarships and incentives are available for people looking to pursue a rewarding career in early childhood education. Those choosing a scholarship or incentive will play an important role in implementing subsidised kindergarten programs for all three-year-old children across Victoria over the next ten years.
La Trobe has secured a number of scholarships to help strengthen pathway options for Regional/Rural students from the Bachelor of Educational Studies into Initial Teacher Education Programs.
Scholarships are valued at $3,000, with an additional payment of $2,000 for students who complete the course and enrol in an ITE course at La Trobe.
Australian Defence Force (ADF) Careers Guide
Did you know that there are over 200 roles to choose from in the Army, Airforce and Navy? The ADF has developed a careers guide for students and parents that provide a concise overview of career and study options. You can download the guide here: https://bit.ly/2O5kaGI
To download other guides such as the recruitment process, fitness guidelines, and pay rates, go to https://bit.ly/2oUDRpG
Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) Melbourne will be visiting Bendigo to help YOU find your career in the Australian Defence Force.
We invite YOU to book your place on our upcoming ‘Your Opportunities Unlimited’ (YOU) Session in Bendigo.
“What is a YOU Session?”
A YOU session day is the first step of the application for a career in the ADF, without actually committing to anything. It’s about letting us help you explore your options and decide if a career in the ADF is something you’d like to pursue and how we can help you achieve it.
For more details follow this link https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/events/event/89REAZS
The University of Melbourne – events
Audition Preparation Workshops: This is for Year 12 students who have applied for an Acting or Theatre degree to start in 2020 and have to undertake an audition. For dates and to book your place, go to https://bit.ly/2XC8dwO
VCE Extension Evening: for Year 10 and 11 students interested in learning about the Extension program offered through The University of Melbourne. Please check with your school first to ensure you are eligible to apply for the program. The event will be run on Wednesday 18 September, https://bit.ly/2kscsgq
Dookie Open Day: You will be able to learn about the courses offered at Dookie, tour the amazing facilities and learn about the importance of studying agriculture, food security and environmental sustainability. The event will be held on 22nd of September. For information and to book your place, go to https://bit.ly/2m2nTeX
Would you like to work at a zoo?
Werribee Open Range Zoo present a day of activities where you get to work alongside their Zoo Keepers. You will be able to: help with food preparation, assist with animal enrichment, listen to Keeper talks, do animal health checks and handle animals safely. Dates for the Keeper for a Day program are: 24 & 25 September and 2 October, https://bit.ly/2krWwe8