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Careers News August


Free VTAC webinar for students and parents – how to apply

Next Wednesday 14 August from 7pm-8pm, VTAC will run a free community webinar hosted by the CEAV. This webinar will cover the complete VTAC application process, including using CourseSearch, the preference system, SEAS, scholarships, and the ATAR and scaling.

Students and parents can register via EventBrite, and the link to join the webinar will be sent out 24 hours prior to the webinar.

Participants will be able to ask questions throughout the webinar. Interested students and parents can register for the webinar by following this link.

La Trobe Young Writers’ Award

If you are in Year 10 and attend a school in Victoria or on the NSW border, you are eligible to enter the La Trobe University Young Writers’ Awards. This year’s theme is ‘Lost Property’. Entries close Friday 23 August. For information about the competition and to enter, go to

Interested in studying medical or health science?

Gap Medics is a company that offers Australian students in Years 11 and 12 fully supported work experience in Poland and Dominican Republic shadowing senior doctors in a hospital environment. Students interested in studying medicine, surgery, nursing, midwifery, or dentistry in the future are encouraged to apply. For more information, go to

Australian Apprenticeship Pathways

This site enables you to undertake apprenticeship aptitude tests, find local apprenticeship and group training centres, and learn about different trade occupations:

Defence Jobs

This site enables you to explore occupations, courses and technical trades in the Army, Navy and Air Force:

Interested in design?

An exciting opportunity exists for 2019 Year 11 and 12 VCE students to submit creative work for Deakin University’s Inspired x Design Awards.

Twelve selected VCE design students will have their work exhibited alongside Deakin Design graduate projects at both Melbourne and Geelong campuses in September and October 2019, with awards presented by industry professionals at each of the award celebrations.

Applications close Tuesday 18 September. For information on how to apply, go to

Start your career in aviation

Moorabbin Flying Services Open Day: “For aspiring students, Moorabbin Flying Services Open Day is about getting questions answered, exploring course options and allowing us to help you achieve your dreams.”

Visitors can speak with staff and current students and take part in Information Sessions, explore the Campus, the Simulator and have a close up look at the fleet of planes.

Information sessions will be held during the day and will cover the following areas of interest:

  • A Career as a Pilot.
  • Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane).
  • Sharp Airlines Cadetships.
  • Skippers Airlines Cadetships.
  • MFS Cabin Crew Course for Prospective Flight Attendants.

Staff will also be able to answer questions about becoming a flight instructor, undertaking a Multi Crew Course, or ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot Licence) theory courses.

The day will be held on Saturday 10 August, Starting at 12.00 PM. For information and to register a place, go to

Interested in Film, Television and Radio?

Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Open Day. Located in Sydney, AFTRS is hosting an open day on Saturday 10 August.

“Open Day is your annual access-all-areas pass to Australia’s premier screen and broadcast school. Meet your future tutors and collaborators, take a behind-the-scenes tour of our state-of-the-art facilities and watch current students at work, get the lowdown on our 2020 courses and how to ace your application, and find out why we’re The Hollywood Reporter’s Australian film school of choice”.

Not in Sydney? No problem. Tune in to the live stream on Facebook on the day – and pre-register to be in the running for a $500 short course voucher. For more information, go to

Explore your dream to study fashion

Kangan Institute’s Fashion Camp: If you’re aged between 15 and 19 years and considering a career in fashion after secondary school, Kangan Institute’s Fashion Camp is your backstage pass to becoming a fashion professional.

Held between 24 – 26 September at the Richmond campus, the expert faculty have an exciting three-day schedule planned for you and your friends, that’s jam-packed with all things fashion.

From designing, styling and beauty to merchandising, retailing, marketing and public relations, Fashion Camp will give you an insight into both the creative and business sides of the fashion industry.

There are no study or drawing prerequisites required to participate. For information and to register your place, go to

Eco Lux Melbourne Fashion Show: Check out the work of Kangan Fashion students at Melbourne Fashion week at their show Eco Lux on the 2nd of September. For information on the event and to secure free tickets (code = VIPGUEST1), go to

Australian Jobs 2019

Each year the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business publishes the Australian Jobs Report. The Report provides an overview of trends in the Australian labour market. Students and families can download the report from

Interested in working in theatre, film or television?

National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) applications are now open. NIDA offers undergraduate courses in Acting, Costume Design, Design for Performance, Technical Theatre, Properties and Objects, and Staging. For information, go to

Interested in studying law in the future?

Swinburne University Law School has a partnership with the Leo Cussen Centre for Law. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) students at Swinburne will have a direct and integrated pathway to the Leo Cussen Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in the final year of the Bachelor degree.

Swinburne is the only Victorian law school to offer this option. Students will be able to be admitted to legal practice on the day they graduate, saving months on further graduate study. For information, go to

Career quizzes

The following career quizzes have been taken from the Careers with STEM website

Science: Are you more da Vinci, or Darwin? Tesla or Newton? Take our quiz and we’ll match your personality to one of the most famous scientists in history,

Maths: Which number are you? We’re going to try and figure out what number best represents how you think, what you’d love to do, and whether you might have any hidden talents or interests lurking beneath the surface. Even if you’re already convinced maths isn’t for you, give it a go! You might just be surprised,

Computer Science teamed with your personal passion is the ticket to a career you love. Find out your CS (science, tech, maths, or maybe engineering?) and your X (whatever you’re passionate about) and find the formula to a great career!

Will you work in science or health? Your future is up to you! Take our quiz to find out where your future lies… there are so many possibilities beyond becoming a scientist or doctor. Will you become a pioneer, a visionary, an adventurer? Take our quiz and find out!

Which biologist are you? Find your niche in biology… even if you’re nowhere near being a biologist!

Which forensic scientist are you? There are more career possibilities in forensics than you might think. Take our quiz to see which branch of forensics you’re in!

Which coder are you? Are you a robotics coder, cybersecurity coder or a full-stack developer? Take our free coder personality quiz and unlock the door to your future coding career,

Which engineer are you? This quiz will tell you exactly where your future lies in Engineering. Will you be working with infrastructure, software or health? Take our quiz and find out!

What’s your creative career in STEM? Take our quiz to find out whether you’ll work with music, art or design in your STEM career!