Deakin Campus Tours (School Holidays)

Deakin University is inviting prospective students and their families to a campus tour in the September school holidays.

Led by their knowledgeable and friendly current students, the 1-hour small group tours are a great way for students to see their excellent facilities and learning spaces and get a feel for university life.

For further information, click here.

Chisholm – Holiday Short Courses

Chisholm Institute is offering a number of short courses during the upcoming holidays. More specifically:

White Card ($175)

Introduction to Coffee ($65)

Safe Food Handling ($60)

First Aid ($120)

For further information, please speak with Ms. Blythman ASAP (Thursday 15 September). Please note – course costs will be added to your overall school fees (next statement).

William Angliss Institute – Travel, Tourism & Aviation Experience Day

William Angliss Institute is offering students from Year 9 to Year 12 the opportunity to visit their campus to explore career/course options within the Travel, Tourism and Aviation industry.

Date: Wednesday 28 September

Time: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location: 555 La Trobe St, Melbourne, 3000

Cost: $10/pp (to include a light lunch)

Please note: Places are limited. To register, click here.

Financial Support for Australian Apprentices

As an Australian Apprentice, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government to help with the costs of undertaking an apprenticeship.

The Australian Apprentice Training Support Payment is available to eligible apprentices commencing from 1 July 2022 in Priority Occupations listed on the Australian Apprenticeship Priority List.

From 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2024, Australian Apprentices training in Priority Occupations can receive assistance of up to $5,000 ($1,250 paid every six months for their first two years), to ensure they are supported to complete their training.

Trade Support Loans (TSLs) are available to eligible apprentices to assist with everyday costs while completing your apprenticeship. You can receive up to $22,890 over the life of the apprenticeship.

TSL is repaid through the tax system, after you have reached the minimum repayment threshold, ($48,361 for 2022-23). When you successfully complete your apprenticeship, you will receive a 20% discount on the amount you need to repay.

The Living Away from Home Allowance (LAFHA) is an allowance for eligible apprentices during the first three years of training.

See the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information about these incentives.

Careers in Tech

The Australian Computer Society Foundation created the ICT (Information Communications Technology) Careers Wheel as a resource to assist Australian students to identify study and employment options in the technology sector.

By grouping fields of study, skills and job roles, the map and wheel outline common pathways from study to work.

Additionally, the Foundation assists students with finding work experience placements, internships, and entry-level roles.

Find out who does what in the industry here.

View pathways for Content & Design here.

View pathways for Technical Services here.

View pathways for Business Data here.

View pathways for Product Development here.

ADF Cadets

Membership of the ADF Cadets enables young people and adults alike to make new friends, be a part of a team, and experience challenges that develop their skills as potential leaders, as well as developing skills that equip them for life.

Are you interested in joining ADF Cadets?

You must be a minimum age of 12 and be turning 13 in the same calendar year. Cadets are required to cease their membership no later than the end of the calendar year that they turn 18.

Find a unit near you by searching here!

Ms. Blythman’s Availability -September Holidays (Year 12 students)

Timely VTAC applications close on 29 September (during the School Holiday’s). To support our Year 12 students, I will be available for Google Meet’s on the following days:

Tuesday 27 September

Thursday 29 September

To book an appointment, please refer to the attached link.

Job Opportunities

  • SportsCo (Cranbourne Park). Apply directly.
  • Pharmacy 4 Less (Cranbourne West). Apply directly.
  • Coles (Fountain Gate, Berwick Springs, Clyde North) are seeking staff. Apply via this link.
  • Campion Education Customer Service Roles (Dandenong). Apply via this link.

For further information, please speak to Ms. Blythman.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. My workdays are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and I am best contacted on the below email.

Have a great September break!

Sarah Blythman

Head of Careers and Student Pathways