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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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Korin Gamadji Institute - REAL Online Program (Posted: 27/10/2020)

REAL Online is a four-part program that provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth (aged 13-18) with cultural and leadership knowledge. Delivered by the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) team, this program includes content from Richmond Football Club players and community leaders.

The Program

Meet the KGI team and connect virtually with other young mob.

Develop your knowledge and understanding of CULTURE, and ways you can increase your knowledge and continue your cultural journey.

Develop your understanding of LEADERSHIP and learn ways to grow your personal leadership capacity.

Put into practice the key learnings from the program by developing a personal leadership profile.

See attached for further information.

To register please click here.

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Free infection control training (Posted: 26/10/2020)

VU Polytechnic is offering free, short, nationally-accredited training to help customer-facing workers identify and manage the ongoing risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections.

Learn essential skills and knowledge to decrease the risk and transmission of infection while undertaking your daily duties, with the Infection Control Skill Sets.

The short courses cover:

  • hand hygiene practices
  • effective surface cleaning
  • use of personal protective equipment
  • disposal of contaminated waste
  • hazard identification, control and reporting
  • appropriate protocols and responses in the event of an incident
  • the basis of infection and transmission.

These courses are open to individuals currently employed (paid or voluntary) in Victoria in a customer-facing role.

Click here for further information and to register.

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Student Work Opportunities, Online Career Events, and more! (Posted: 22/10/2020)

In this edition...

This week's Newsletter features fantastic news and opportunities from Flight Centre, the Royal Australian Navy, Mainfreight, Leidos and Vinnies.
  1. Free short course with Flight Centre Travel Academy
  2. Careers in Information Technology with Leidos
  3. Interview with Elisabeth from the Royal Australian Navy
  4. Drive your career from the ground up with Mainfreight
  5. Get involved with Vinnies

Free Short Course with Flight Centre Travel Academy


Get a taste of what it’s like to study with Flight Centre Travel Academy

Get a taste of what it’s like to study with Flight Centre Travel Academy with our free short course that is online, flexible and self-paced!
This short online course has been designed to provide you with an overview of sustainable travel, beyond just the environmental side. Learn what sustainable tourism actually means, explore the economic and socio-cultural impacts, as well as the environmental impacts. Find out what companies in the travel and tourism industry are doing to support sustainability.
It only takes 30-60 minutes and you will receive a certificate upon completion.
Register today!
If you’re interested in studying travel, tourism or business further, ready for when travel takes off again, check out our Bachelor of Business or Diploma of Travel and Tourism. When you study with us, you are studying with the travel industry experts.
Keep up to date with Flight Centre Travel Academy

Careers with Leidos


Seriously smart people protecting Australia’s way of life

We are a large scale prime systems integrator. We go beyond the platform by creating solutions that turn complex, mission-critical data in to practical, usable solutions for our customers.
Our key asset is the quality of our people – 1,400 in Australia from different backgrounds and with a wide range of skills and experience, working together to deliver innovative answers for our customers’ most complex challenges.

In practical terms, we are Australia’s largest commercial supplier of intelligence services to the Australian Intelligence Community. We also maintain legislative websites for governments, provide critical systems integration projects to the Department of Defence and support the IT environment for the Australian Taxation Office.
To learn more, click here.

Exploring Careers with Bec Stoneman
Careers podcast with Australia's leading employers

Exploring Careers takes listeners on a one-on-one journey with representatives from some of Australia's leading employers.
Available to download on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, this podcast is designed to connect the secondary school community directly with a variety of different people, from different industries and organisations.
To subscribe to Exploring Careers, and to see all our episodes, click here.
Tune in to our latest interview with Elisabeth from the Royal Australian Navy, where we chat about Elisabeth’s career journey and how she came to be a Cryptologic Linguist in the Navy!

Careers with Mainfreight


Drive your career from the floor up!

From very humble beginnings, Mainfreight first began its operations in 1978 and has since grown into a Global Supply Chain powerhouse. With our business growing at an exceptional rate Mainfreight now has over 280 offices across 26 countries… and counting! This growth has come about through our teams amazing work, effort and belief that “with passion, anything is possible”. 
In our business, if you’ve got the right attitude there’s nothing stopping you from reaching your full potential. If you’re just about to leave school – or have had a bit of time in the workforce, there are plenty of opportunities with Mainfreight. Our school leavers and graduates start learning our business from the ground up. That means you could be loading freight, driving forklifts, checking freight and often working shifts. One thing’s for sure; you’ll have every opportunity to learn if you’re prepared to work hard, listen and ask questions.
At Mainfreight we work as a team, therefore your success is our success. Our philosophy is to promote from within, so once you become part of the Mainfreight family, your career could take you anywhere!
What we do?
At Mainfreight, we are a one-stop shop for global supply chain and logistics needs. We offer international and domestic freight transportation, warehousing and everything in between. With branches across The Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and New Zealand, our network of passionate team members work together with our customers to design effective supply chain solutions.
Air & Ocean
  • Air & Sea freight
  • Import & Export
  • Customs clearance
  • LCL specialists
  • Perishable Services
  • Container devanning
  • Inventory management
  • Pick and pack
  • Food grade warehousing
  • Dangerous goods
  • Nationwide & metro
  • Dangerous goods
  • Full truck load
  • Intermodal
  • Wharf cartage
Supply Chain
  • Global technology solutions
  • Supply chain analysis
  • Business solutions
  • Trade facilitation
  • Account management
Our Global Network

The ongoing expansion and intensification of our network, combined with the dedication and passion of our people, fuels our 100-year vision. Our global footprint continues to expand as we find better ways to service our customers. 
Contact Us
Visit the Mainfreight Careers Website here or email us at

Coles are hiring for casual positions! (Posted: 22/10/2020)

Good things start here, at Coles Group

Hi, we’re Coles Group

Hit pause on scrolling socials and start saying things like “It’s the Coles vibe” and “It’s the awesome hourly rate for me”.

We’re gearing up for our biggest Christmas yet, so we’re on the lookout for casual Team Members who are available evenings, weekends and days during the school holidays.
The good stuff …
  • You’ll be joining a safe, inclusive and fun work environment, you’ll gain lots of practical skills, make new friends, earn your own money (cha-ching!) and build your self-confidence.
  • You’ll have the chance to work across any time of the week including afternoons, evenings and weekends.
  • You’ll get great discounts across all our supermarkets and brands, and even a chance to taste-test new products.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for positive people who’ll contribute to the inclusive culture we’ve built at Coles Group. You don’t need to have any experience, but if you’re enthusiastic and willing, have a great attitude and are a reliable human, you’ll make a great addition to our team.
Keen as a bean? Just lettuce know
If you've got more passion than a passionfruit and you like the sound of us (and our corny food puns), then jump in and submit your expression of interest. We’d love to hear from you!

Register your interest now by 
clicking here and we’ll keep you in the loop when positions become available.

You’ll need to keep an eye on your emails and when positions pop up at your local Coles, we’ll let you know so you can apply!

Make sure your interview game is strong and your resume is looking great

Once you’ve applied, prepare for your interview and put together a resume that’ll get you noticed. You may be invited to a video Interview, which is not too different to a face to face interview. Think about how you’d like to present yourself and examples you’d like to share with us of how awesome you are.
Click here for interview and resume tips

Good luck!

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

ATAR Notes Science and Maths Exam Cram Event - brought to you by RMIT (Posted: 22/10/2020)

Dear Year 11 & 12 VCE Unit 3/4 Students,

The RMIT and ATAR Notes STEM Exam Cram is coming up on Saturday the 31st of October and Sunday the 1st of November.
These sessions can give students a huge advantage in the lead-up to exams!  The series will provide them with tips and tricks for maximising STEM exam marks and allow them to learn top ways to prepare in their final weeks from high-achieving graduates. 
The event also features 4 exciting RMIT  information sessions and workshops where students can gain an insight into our STEM degrees and life as an RMIT student. They will have the opportunity to get all their questions answered and hear first-hand about how our current students found the transition from high school to tertiary studies. 
View our weekend schedule below and please forward onto your students to allow them to register. 

Register Now
Day 1 - Saturday 31 October Schedule
  • 10:00am - 11:00am - VCE Biology 3&4 Exam Cram 
  • 11:15am - 11:45am - Guarantee your place at RMIT
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm - VCE Chemistry 3&4 Exam Cram 
  • 2:15pm - 2:45pm - Space Science Workshop with RMIT
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm - VCE Physics 3&4 Exam Cram 
Day 2 - Sunday 1 November Schedule 
  • 10:00am - 11:00am - VCE Further Maths 3&4 Exam Cram 
  • 11:15am - 11:45am - Create a game & explore Information Technology with RMIT
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm - VCE Maths Methods 3&4 Exam Cram 
  • 2:15pm - 2:45pm - What's next after exams with RMIT
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm - VCE Specialist Maths 3&4 Exam Cram 
Happy Cramming!

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

IMVC Endless Opportunities Youth Survey (Posted: 19/10/2020)

Dear Year 11 and 12 Student,

Hope you are well.

I am emailing to ask if you could please give 8-10 minutes of your time to complete this important and anonymous survey about young people and what you think about your future training, work, health and wellbeing.  Link to the IMVC Endless Opportunities Youth Survey 

Thanks so much for your help. 

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

MATHSADDS Careers Guide (Posted: 12/10/2020)

Dear Students,

Hope you are well.

Ever wonder what a career in maths looks like?

MATHSADDS Careers Guide - Download Here - Very interesting and worth the read. Please see below further information on MATHSADDS:

MATHSADDS aims to help answer this question by providing a one-stop shop for information on mathematics and statistics careers.

With examples of real job ads, you can explore the real-world application of mathematics sector by sector. Be inspired by profiles and plan your next steps with study pathway information. We hope students, teachers and parents will change their perception of mathematics and statistics as they discover how varied and rewarding these career pathways can be.

If you’d like to delve even deeper, you can find more information on our careers website, including more job ads, profiles, videos and a range of resources to support students and teachers.

Happy exploring!

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator


In this 1 hour webinar, Ivan Neville - Director of Labour Market Research and Analysis Branch, National Skills Commission - gives an overview of the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on national and state labour markets.

Ivan will explore these impacts with a direct focus on their implications for young people, including those leaving school early, and the importance of career planning by looking at:

  • updated information on the impact of COVID-19 on national, state and regional labour markets and implications for young people including those leaving school early;
  • information of different trends between rural, regional and metro areas;
  • the importance of career education especially due to COVID-19;
  • skills and experiences/opportunities young people should be building on; and
  • new jobs as a result of COVID-19

Webinar for students in Years 11 & 12:

  • Thursday 22 October 2020 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm / Register your students attendance by filling in the form provided here

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

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