Exploring Career Options
Whether you are in Year 12 or Year 8, it is never too early to start exploring career/course options.
We are fast approaching the time of the year when tertiary providers are opening their doors - physically and virtually - to welcome prospective students and their parents and guardians to visit their campuses. Open Days provide the perfect opportunity for Secondary School students to assess their future educational options and to ask questions about particular courses and Higher Education and TAFE providers.
Tertiary providers have adapted the delivery of their programs to meet the ever-changing needs of Victorian students, including the facilitation of Virtual Open Days. Virtual Open Days allow attendees to participate in online campus tours, Q&A sessions and information sessions.
While nothing can beat the opportunity to walk around a campus – the benefit of a virtual tour is that it may prevent that ‘overwhelmed’ feeling and students can be more targeted in terms of the information they access. All students can attend Open Days and I would strongly encourage them to take advantage of the great opportunities that the different tertiary providers are offering.
Early Entry Programs for Year 12 2021 students
A number of Victorian tertiary providers are offering early entry programs for 2022 courses. Early entry programs provide Year 12 students with a conditional course offer before they start their end of year exams. The following Victorian tertiary providers have recently launched their programs:
- ACU (Applications close 24 September)
- RMIT (Applications close 30 August)
- Latrobe University (Application close 17 September)
- Swinburne University of Technology (Apply ASAP)
For further information, please visit the links. I would also encourage you to contact me to organise a time to discuss these programs in further detail.
Work Experience with the Air Force Aviation Program for Women
The Australian Defence Force is offering a unique work experience opportunity with the Air Force Aviation Program for Women. The program has been developed to provide young women with the opportunity to experience what life can be like as an Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.
If you have an interest in pursuing a career in aviation, mathematics or science, I would encourage you to consider this opportunity. The work placement will occur during the September holidays and accommodation and meals will be provided
For more information, please speak to me as soon as possible. Applications close in early August.
VTAC key dates 2021-2022
The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) is a hub for tertiary course applications in Victoria. VTAC receives, processes and forwards course applications to universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria, and a few outside Victoria. VTAC also processes special consideration claims through the SEAS application and some scholarship applications. VTAC’s other role is calculating the ATAR for Year 12 students
VTAC has now released the key dates for the 2021-2022 selection period.
Applications open for courses, SEAS, and scholarships
Monday, 2 August, 2021
Timely course applications close
Thursday, 30 September, 2021
SEAS and Scholarships applications close
Friday, 8 October, 2021
ATAR and VCE results released
7am on Monday, 13 December, 2021
Change of preference deadline for December offers
4pm on Tuesday, 14 December, 2021
December offers released
Monday, 20 December, 2021
January offers released
Friday, 14 January, 2022
Ms. Sarah Blythman
Head of Careers and Student Pathways