Careers News July25/07/2019
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 https://bit.ly/2whSd6P
Australian Catholic University (ACU) – Community Achiever Program https://bit.ly/2tb5Y60
ACU – Passion for Business https://bit.ly/2I2Ve2j
ACU – Passion for Law https://bit.ly/2Uk0TYC
La Trobe University – Aspire https://bit.ly/2KdjGN1
Charles Sturt University – Charles Sturt Advantage https://bit.ly/2O1U244
VTAC – Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC) applications open for undergraduate courses, scholarships, Special Entry Access Schemes etc., www.vtac.edu.au/
Early/guaranteed admission applications open for
11, 25 August
Early Entry – Australian Catholic University: Community Achiever Program applications close for Melbourne (11) and Ballarat (25)
Early Entry – Applications close for La Trobe University and Charles Sturt University
VTAC – Timely applications close for undergraduate courses.
Early Entry – Applications close for Australian Catholic University Passion for Business and Passion for Law (TBC).
Early/guaranteed entry applications close for:
- Victoria University
- University of Melbourne
- Monash University
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 https://bit.ly/2Z8ry9U
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:
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, http://bit.ly/2pEyRbl
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, https://bit.ly/2KXOtNB
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, http://bit.ly/2uYJyrN
Careers with Code magazine: Has several excellent articles on studying cybersecurity and has profiles of young people working in different industries, http://bit.ly/2tT2Qd4
Deakin University: excellent article ‘Algorithms – digital detectives in the fight against terrorism’, http://bit.ly/2tCTG9b
Course search – Victoria, www.vtac.edu.au/
NSW & ACT, www.uac.edu.au/
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”, https://bit.ly/2mF0uxk
The following are examples of planning courses you can study in Victoria:
Bachelor of Urban, Rural, and Environmental Planning, La Trobe University, Bendigo, http://bit.ly/1PlLAGQ
Bachelor of Design (majoring in Urban Planning), > Master of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne, http://bdes.unimelb.edu.au/
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours), RMIT, http://bit.ly/2a4LW7I
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 https://bit.ly/2SyFBTM
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, https://bit.ly/2JVRHFH
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, https://bit.ly/2JKIFcI
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, https://bit.ly/2Obrcy2