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Careers News: VTAC Applications are open

VTAC Applications have opened!

This begins an exciting time for our Year 12s as they start to put their course preferences online.  A comprehensive briefing outlining the procedures for all Year 12s was conducted on Tuesday 7 August.  A further briefing regarding Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS) and scholarships will be held for Year 12 students on Tuesday 14 August.

Individual assistance with this important – and sometimes confusing – process is available by appointment with the Careers Office.

For all up-to-date Open Day information and VTAC information, please see the Careers page on Schoolbox and VTAC website (

Colleges ‘Open for Inspection’ on Open Days

For students considering living at the residential colleges when they study away from Bendigo, such as in Melbourne, sometimes making a decision about which residential college or type of accommodation to live in is difficult – with so many options, it can seem overwhelming.

However, by visiting the colleges on Open Days during August, students can get a feel, as they will all be open for tours. Many current students made their choices by visiting on Open Days. It is also possible to have tours at some residences by making prior appointments outside of Open Days as well.

Applying to the University of Melbourne

If your circumstances have prevented you from achieving your best, Access Melbourne can help. The institute has just announced guaranteed ATARs for the 2018 intake for Access Melbourne students.

If you qualify for the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) categories ‘applicants from rural or isolated areas’ (category 1) and/or ‘disadvantaged financial background’ (category 3), you will be guaranteed a place in one of the following degrees, providing you meet course prerequisites and achieve the minimum ATAR: Science (78), Design (78), Arts (80), Commerce (88) and Biomedicine (92).

To apply for Access Melbourne, apply for the desired course/s through VTAC and complete the VTAC SEAS application form by the closing dates,

‘ASPIRE’ La Trobe University

Aspire Applications close 31 August 2018.

Visit the Open Day Aspire Activation Hub and they will help you with strengthening your application.

Undergraduate Teaching at University

For the 2019 intake, students will be required to complete the CASPer test as part of the application process at many universities. To familiarise yourself with the test, go to:

Careers Page

For the latest careers information, go to the Schoolbox Careers Page.

In Careers News ( find out about:

  • Upcoming Open Days
  • Careers in Medical Radiation Science
  • Medical Radiations Career Open Day, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Careers Foundation ICT Careers Wheel
  • UMAT – Medical Selection Interviews preparation program
  • Apply now for Victorian higher education courses via VTAC (Year 12 students)
  • Federation University- folio and audition courses now open for application
  • Book a Swinburne University one-to-one course counselling interview
  • UNSW Law – book the LAT test by this Friday (10 August)
  • AccorHotels Career Expo
  • New Bachelor/Graduate programs at The University of Melbourne
  • Dookie Day 2018: Veterinary Medical, Agriculture, Food Science
  • Upcoming events