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Careers News for June


La Trobe University Updates

Experience Clever
Registrations for July are now live!
Experience Clever gives students the chance to not only see the campuses but experience them by taking part in fun and dynamic workshops led by real teachers.

  • Bendigo, Wednesday 3 July
  • Melbourne (Winter), Friday 5 July

Aspire applications are open!
Aspire is La Trobe’s early admissions program which rewards students who volunteer, lead and make a positive impact on their community. Over the past few years, the program has grown exponentially and is highly regarded in the community for recognising that students are more than their ATAR alone.

Students will receive exclusive benefits designed to nurture their skills and give them the support needed to succeed at La Trobe and beyond. These exclusive benefits include an early conditional offer with a minimum ATAR, VCE revision lectures, induction into our Enrichment Program and be in the running to receive one of 40 scholarship for high-achieving Aspire students. You can find further details on the benefits at
Applications close 31 August.

Regional Benefits Program
La Trobe’s new Regional Benefits Program empowers high achieving students from regional communities to live, study and thrive in regional Victoria.

Students that score an ATAR of 80 or higher, can choose from any undergraduate degree (Biomedical Science (Medical) & Dentistry excluded, Physio requires an 85 ATAR) at our Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Shepparton or the Mildura campus and we’ll guarantee them a place in the Regional Benefits program.

Students will also have access to a guaranteed scholarship:

  • ATAR 80 – 94.95: $2,000 Annual Scholarship
  • ATAR 95+: $5,000 Annual Scholarship

ADF Gap Year Program

Applications are now open: Current Year 12 students can apply for a 12-month position in the Air Force, Army or the Navy to begin in 2020. To explore the positions available and to apply, go to

The following roles are on offer and some close soon:


  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer 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
  • Officer
  • Sailor


  • Administration Assistant
  • Air Defence Operator
  • Driver
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Officer
  • Artillery Operator

Air Force

  • Administration Assistant
  • Airfield Defence Guard
  • Warehouse Store person
  • Aviation Support Technician

Have you considered vocational education and training (VET)?

This includes – apprenticeships, traineeships and TAFE study. Did you know that 77% of VET graduates secure employment after training?

VET is one of the most progressive forms of education available to school leavers. It’s in touch with the realities of the current and future employment market – because it’s entirely driven by the employment market.

If you would like to learn more about VET and why you should consider gaining a VET qualification after school, go to to check out the ‘VET. It’s Right Now’ video initiative.

Interested in plumbing?
If you are completing school at the end of the year and are interested in pursuing a career in plumbing, you may be interested in undertaking a pre-apprenticeship in plumbing at the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) at Brunswick. This is a world-class training facility. For more information, go to

Interested in becoming a pilot, firefighter, or paramedic etc?
The Pilot Aptitude Training Systems (PATS) website explains the process for Year 12 completers to apply for these different courses and occupations. It also explains the process for applying to the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). To view the site, go to

Interested in Veterinary Nursing?
This is a fantastic occupation for those who are passionate about working with animals. Veterinary Nurses assist Veterinarians in all aspect of animal patient care, including surgical procedures, laboratory testing, medical treatment, and consultations.

To become a qualified Veterinary Nurse, you usually have to study the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing whilst undertaking paid employment in a Vet clinic.

This can be completed through a traineeship or online study. Once qualified, you can undertake further study to specialise in dental, surgical or emergency and critical care.

For information on this occupation, go to

You may also consider studying a paraprofessional qualification at the university level
Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing, La Trobe University: This is the first paraprofessional veterinary nursing qualification of its type in Australia,

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology, Charles Sturt University: this course can be undertaken at the Wagga Wagga campus or online,

Victorian College of the Arts

At the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), undergraduate students can study Contemporary Music, Dance, Animation, Film & Television, Screenwriting, Music Theatre, Production, Acting, Theatre, and Visual Art.

The VCA runs an online information platform called Precinct, which contains many interesting articles on the Faculties activities and achievements. To view Precinct, go to

Passionate about Business & IT?

Did you know you can join PwC without a degree? Traditionally there has only been one route to a career in professional services. Uni. Degree. Career.

But the world of business is changing and so are we. There are now opportunities for students to join us straight out of high school.  As an apprentice, you get to learn on-the-job, developing broad skills in business and technology in a hands-on environment, and receive the study support required to earn a professional qualification in Information Technology (IT), at the same time!

You’ll be coached by experts in their field, learning on-the-job in a hands-on environment and building relationships that will set you apart as you progress in your career.

Just like our graduates, you’ll work on varied, challenging client work or internal projects, which make a real difference in the community and to the world of business.

Upon successful completion of the Higher Apprenticeship program there is the opportunity to advance your career by joining our Graduate program.

Applications are open now for apprentices joining PwC in January 2020 and close 28 July, 2019.
For more information and to apply, go to

Experience Clever at La Trobe University