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Ashwood HS Careers

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the VCE, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

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REGISTRATIONS OPEN: Inside Monash Seminar Series (Posted: 01/04/2021)

This year's Inside Monash Seminar Series is now live and taking bookings. Most of the seminars will be offered in a virtual format this year but some will be in real life. It will indicate on the registration form which ones are virtual and which ones are in person. 
There are several scheduled in April that your students may be keen to attend: There are additional seminars being held later in the year that are not open for bookings as yet but the dates are listed at the bottom of the website. 

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Food science... a whole menu of careers to explore ? (Posted: 30/03/2021)

A whole menu of food jobs
Hungry for a job in food science or know someone who is? It's a diverse area that needs a range of skill sets and professions. According to the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology, areas like food chemistry, sensory and consumer sciences, food engineering, quality assurance, nutrition and regulation need:
  • Nutritionists
  • Food technologists
  • Research and development officers
  • Quality assurance officers
So much choice! But how do you get there? Check out our feature to find out all the study options, plus see how Australian food scientists are hitting it out of the park when it comes to cool new discoveries in the edible arena.
Read more

Meet a product technologist
Bonny Rawson is a proud Ballardong Noongar woman who discovered a new world of food via an airline corporate gig. She shares her exciting STEM journey with us.

Quiz: What's your dream food job?
Combining STEM + food can be a recipe for success. So should you be a food scientist or technologist, public health nutritionist or food marketer? Take our quiz.

Cool career alert: Entomologist & food scientist
Skye Blackburn launched a startup to get bugs on our plates! Her edible-bug products have evolved from novelty lollipops to foods like high-protein cricket pasta. See how she kickstarted this awesome career.

Happy reading!

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

NDOC - Pathways to Tertiary (Posted: 26/03/2021)

Join the National Disability Coordination Office for an online Pathways to Tertiary series:

When: April 28 - May 19, 2021
Time: Varied times depending on session
Where: Online

Hear directly from University and TAFE staff, NDCOs, and other industry experts to help you develop your knowledge and skills for a smoother transition into tertiary education.

Learn how to disclose your disability, seek out available supports and negotiate reasonable adjustments through specially designed sessions for students, parents/guardians and educators.
The series is comprised of online Q & A sessions, resources and live events
This free event is open to ALL secondary education students with disability and/or chronic health condition throughout Australia, there are also specifically tailored sessions for parents/guardians and educators.
 Register here
Registrations are now OPEN, so be sure to register at to save your place!  For more information, please contact Audrey Housbey

Register here

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Get Ready for Study and Work Workbooks (Posted: 26/03/2021)

The popular Get Ready for Study and Work student workbook and Parent Guides have recently had a revamp. They contain information, contacts and activities to help students with disability make a successful transition from school into tertiary study, work or post school programs.

The Get Ready for Study and Work student workbook contains practical activities which can be printed or completed electronically.

The resources explore these ten top tips for young people with disability:

1.Get ready early: starting your transition planning as early as possible is a top priority.

2.Get the big picture: think about your goals and interests, and how your disability may affect your future study or work

3.Get connected: make connections with people who can help your transition

4.Get to know your options: research different post-school options and identify realistic ones for you

5.Get the skills: identify the skills you will need for future study and work – which do you have and how can you develop others?

6.Get organised: being organised and managing your time effectively can make a big difference

7.Get support: think about where you can get support from and the types of support you may need

8.Get involved: gaining new and different experiences will help a lot in the future

9.Get to know your rights and responsibilities: learn about your rights in study and work and how they are protected

10. Get confident: practice standing up for yourself and taking responsibility

Find the workbooks, including an Easy English version and a guide for parents here: Get Ready for Work and Study

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Work Experience - 5 easy ways to get started (Posted: 24/03/2021)

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” – Albert Einstein.
Einstein wasn’t wrong when he advocated for the crucial benefits of gaining experience – and work experience is no different!
Work experience can help set you up for success in your desired future career path, and it can also help you develop better expectations around what specific roles and companies are like. Beyond your personal development, work experience looks great on your resume and helps signal to potential employers that you’ve got the skills and knowledge to commit to work successfully.
Wins all round!
Read the full post here.

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Aquatic Services Officer - Swim Instructor - City of Stonnington (VIC) (Posted: 24/03/2021)

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work. Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.
Position title: Aquatic Services Officer – Swim Instructor 
Salary:  $30.45 per hour + Superannuation 
Closing: 5 April 2021
Apply Here

Good Luck!

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

RMIT - Discover What's Next (Posted: 23/03/2021)

Our Discover What's Next Webinar Series is back, running online from 20 April to 15 July. This is an opportunity to hear from RMIT staff and students about our range of interest areas.

The Discover What's Next series is for secondary school students and their parents who are interested in finding out more about RMIT.​

Register Now

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Free Online VCE lectures (Posted: 23/03/2021)

Dear Students,
Please see the information below regarding FREE VCE lectures running during the upcoming Term Break.  These lectures are run by ATAR Notes and will be online, but you must register.

From 12 April to 17 April 2021, ATAR Notes is running free live-streamed study lectures for students in Victoria.

These lectures are completely free, and there are dozens of lecture subjects (Year 10 - Year 12) for students to attend in order to gain study momentum through Term 2. Thousands of students have benefitted from ATAR Notes Lectures, with sessions delivered by high-achieving graduates.

Students can enrol for as many lecture subjects as they like, but must register in order to gain access to the live lecture stream.
Free Online Lectures →

Free registration gives students access to:
  • online live lectures where they can ask questions live, and get an immediate answer
  • recordings of all lectures so they can re-watch them later
  • the ability to download the lecture slides for their own study notes

Angliss Experience Day – Online Bake Off (Posted: 22/03/2021)

Come witness an Angliss first, a student and teacher, compete in the ultimate cake decoration contest.  This is a great event for those food lovers who enjoy watching a good competition.
Students will have the opportunity to see one of William Angliss’s students compete against a teacher, and participants will also be able to ask questions about the Angliss student life.
Date:               Thursday 8 April 2021
Time:              11.30am – 12.30pm

Click here to register

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

LIVE INFORMATION SESSION - Richmond Football Club (Posted: 22/03/2021)

Dear Students,

Hope you have had a great start to the week.

Are you interested in a career in sport, attend an information session live at the Richmond Football Club to learn more about the Richmond Institute of Sports Leadership which is delivered in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology.
Key topics covered will include: Course structure and units, Student Experience, Industry Partners, Pathways and Employment opportunities.

Information will be provided about: Diploma of Sport (Sport Development) / Diploma of Leadership and Management (SIS50319/BSB51918)

Upcoming date: Tuesday April 6th

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Maurice Rioli Room, Richmond Football Club*

Session duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Format: This is currently scheduled to run face-to-face however can change due to COVID-19 restrictions *

See attached flyer, register here.

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Careers with STEM - Everything you need to know about VET (Posted: 17/03/2021)

VET (vocational education and training) qualifications are a fantastic way to kickstart a STEM career without a degree and get lots of practical experience while you study. In our guide, we cover the benefits of VET, what can be studied and where, the STEM jobs you can get with a VET qualification, and just how employable VET graduates are.
                                                   Learn more

Happy reading!

Kind Regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator