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

Careers News July


In the coming weeks we will continue to have university and residential college representatives visit our school during lunchtime to present to Year 12 students.

Tuesday 30 July – Deakin University in the Marian Theatre
Wednesday 31 July – St Hilda’s Residential College in the Library info lab
Tuesday 6 August – University College (recess) in the Library info lab

Year 12 Tertiary Dates – Victoria

Early entry programs are open for:

Victoria University – VU Guaranteed
Australian Catholic University (ACU) – Community Achiever Program
ACU – Passion for Business
ACU – Passion for Law
La Trobe University – Aspire
Charles Sturt University – Charles Sturt Advantage

5 August
VTAC – Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC) applications open for undergraduate courses, scholarships, Special Entry Access Schemes etc.,

Early/guaranteed admission applications open for

University of Melbourne – Access Melbourne
Monash University – Monash Guarantee

11, 25 August
Early Entry – Australian Catholic University: Community Achiever Program applications close for Melbourne (11) and Ballarat (25)

31 August
Early Entry – Applications close for La Trobe University and Charles Sturt University

30 September
VTAC – Timely applications close for undergraduate courses.

Early Entry – Applications close for Australian Catholic University Passion for Business and Passion for Law (TBC).

11 October
Early/guaranteed entry applications close for:

  • Victoria University
  • University of Melbourne
  • RMIT
  • Monash University

11 October

Applications close for SEAS and Scholarship applications

Passionate about the Science of Space?

The University of Melbourne will be hosting Mission Discovery during the September school holidays.
Mission Discovery is a five-day STEM program where Year 7-10 students get to work with a NASA astronaut, engineers and physicists to design an experiment for the International Space Station.
Students work in teams to develop their experiments, and the winning team will have their experiment launched into space and tested aboard the International Space Station!

Students will also:

  • Learn about a range of exciting STEM career paths
  • Develop leadership, teamwork, problem solving and public speaking skills
  • Meet like-minded friends and mentors.

The program will be held between 30 September – 4 October. For information on cost and to RSVP your place, go to

Have you considered studying cybersecurity?

If you love maths, IT, solving problems, thinking ‘outside the square’ and working as part of a team, then you may be suited to working in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing industries in information and communication technologies. Demand for skilled professionals is booming with the rise of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, device interconnectivity and global cyber terrorism.

Graduates can work in industries such as national security, banking and finance, telecommunications, health care, retail, and law and specialists can earn excellent salaries.

Where can I study cybersecurity?

The following are examples of undergraduate cybersecurity courses in Victoria:

Deakin University
You can study the three-year Bachelor of Cyber Security or combine this course with a Bachelor of Criminology. You can also study the three-year Bachelor of Information Technology with a major in Security,

La Trobe University
You can study the three-year Bachelor of Cybersecurity or combine this course with the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Psychological Science,

Swinburne University
You can study the three-year Bachelor of Computer Science with a major in Cybersecurity. You can combine this course with one of the following Bachelor degrees – Engineering (Honours) (including Software and Telecommunications), Laws, or Games and Interactivity.

Students can also apply for the Bachelor of Computer Science (Professional) with a major in Cybersecurity. Students will be guaranteed access to one year of paid industry experience.
Course information,

Cybersecurity resources
Careers with Code magazine: Has several excellent articles on studying cybersecurity and has profiles of young people working in different industries,
Deakin University: excellent article ‘Algorithms – digital detectives in the fight against terrorism’,
Course search – Victoria,

Interested in the environment, design, communication, and sociology?

You may be interested in studying urban and regional planning in the future.
“Urban and regional planners develop policies and plans for the use of land and resources. They advise on the economic, environmental, social and cultural needs of particular localities or regions as they relate to the built environment and the community.”

They also work on large-scale projects such as new suburbs, towns, industrial areas, commercial and retail developments, urban renewal projects and transportation links”,

The following are examples of planning courses you can study in Victoria:

Bachelor of Urban, Rural, and Environmental Planning, La Trobe University, Bendigo,

Bachelor of Design (majoring in Urban Planning), > Master of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne,

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours), RMIT,

Volunteer overseas during your summer holidays
Lattitude Global Volunteering offers a 4 – 10 week placement for students over the summer break. You can choose from a range of placements such as:

  • Animal welfare project (Greece)
  • Disability & community support program (UK) – can combine both programs in Greece and UK over 9 weeks.
  • 10- week teaching assistant placement (Vietnam).

Cost includes: accommodation, financial allowance for meals, 24/7 support, pre-departure guidance and in country support.  For information, go to

The University of Melbourne
Guaranteed ATARs for 2020 – just released.
Access Melbourne: SEAS applicants who have a disadvantaged financial background and/ or are from a rural or isolated area may be eligible for guaranteed entry to the University of Melbourne in 2020. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible applicants who achieve an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of:

Bachelor of Design: 78
Bachelor of Science: 78
Bachelor of Arts: 80
Bachelor of Commerce: 88
Bachelor of Biomedicine: 90

Applicants with a lower ATAR will still be considered, but entry is not guaranteed,

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students may be eligible to receive a guaranteed place in one of five undergraduate degrees at the University of Melbourne, subject to meeting course prerequisites.
All Indigenous applicants must be confirmed by Murrup Barak, the Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development. Students may contact Murrup Barak directly at for further information about the confirmation process.

Bachelor of Arts (Extended): 50
Bachelor of Science (Extended): 55
Bachelor of Design: 70
Bachelor of Science: 75
Bachelor of Arts : 85
Bachelor of Commerce: 83
Bachelor of Biomedicine: 85

Eligible applicants with a lower ATAR will still be considered, but entry is not guaranteed,

Elite athletes who are currently in Year 12 and will complete their VCE or equivalent qualification in 2019 may be eligible for guaranteed entry to the University of Melbourne in 2020.

Students seeking guaranteed entry to the undergraduate degree options listed below must meet the course prerequisites for their chosen course and achieve the outlined ATAR (or notional ATAR):

Bachelor of Agriculture: 70
Bachelor of Oral Health: 85
Bachelor of Design: 85
Bachelor of Science: 85
Bachelor of Arts : 85
Bachelor of Commerce: 93
Bachelor of Biomedicine: 94

Successful applications submitted by the end of August 2019 will receive a conditional offer by early October for the Semester 1 2020 intake,