Year 12 News
CASPer Test (for undergraduate teaching courses)
For most undergraduate teaching courses in Victoria, you will need to complete the CASPer test, as well as apply for the courses via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). For information, go to: https://takecasper.com/
A meeting was held on Monday for all Year 12s considering this pathway to find out about the requirements necessary. A CASPer test will be held at school shortly.
Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) course deadlines
Double check application dates for the courses you will be applying for via VTAC. Some courses require early applications – including Screenwriting, Animation, Dance, and Film & TV at the University of Melbourne (by Friday 31 August).
A meeting was held on Tuesday for all Year 12s considering applying interstate to find out about the requirements (some of which differ significantly to VTAC).
Applying to the University of Melbourne? Access Melbourne can help.
If your circumstances have prevented you from achieving your best, Access Melbourne can help. The University has announced guaranteed ATARs for the 2019 intake for Access Melbourne students.
If you live in a rural or isolated area and/or have experienced financial disadvantage and can prove this via the VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme, 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
• Biomedicine – 92
To apply for the program:
• Apply for the course/s via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website by 27 September, www.vtac.edu.au
• Apply for Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) Category 1 – Personal Information and Location, and/or Category 2 – Disadvantaged Financial Background via your VTAC Account by 12 October, https://bit.ly/1PG8zI4
If you are applying for undergraduate medicine via any state-based Tertiary Admission Centre, ensure you apply for the course/s by the correct closing date. If you accidentally remove the course/s from your preference list after this date, you may not be able to re-add them again.
Some courses will require you to submit application forms directly to the university (in addition to your application via the Tertiary Admission Centre). Please ensure you have recorded all dates and completed all required paper work.
Early Entry, La Trobe University
Early admission applications close for La Trobe University via the Aspire Early Admissions Program on Friday 31 August, http://bit.ly/1cXetap
Careers Page On Schoolbox
For the latest careers information, go to the Schoolbox Careers Page.
In Careers News (https://schoolbox.cmc.vic.edu.au/homepage/8975 ) find out about:
• Upcoming Open Days
• Focus on Careers of the Future
• Year 12 News – University of Melbourne Access Scheme ATARs, VTAC early course application dates, undergraduate teaching courses in Victoria, undergraduate medicine, early entry programs – closing dates (La Trobe University and University of Wollongong).
• Demand for bilingual law graduates
• Upcoming Events
Work Experience News
Last week Catherine McAuley College students experienced the realities of working life in a diverse range of industries. Work Experience is an extremely valuable tool that enables our students to develop their transferrable skills, network with potential mentors and set themselves up to be more employable in the future. The final opportunity to complete Work Experience in 2018 will be October 15 -19. If interested and in Year 10, please contact the Careers Office.