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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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The University of Melbourne - HANDS-ON ENGINEERING AND IT EVENTS (Posted: 17/09/2021)

Back by popular demand, our Hands-on Engineering & IT virtual workshops are now open for registrations.

Designed to introduce high school students from all year levels to different areas of Engineering and IT, these workshops will run virtually for two days in September. Students don’t need any prior knowledge to attend as these sessions are all about discovering Engineering and IT, solving a few problems, meeting other students and academics, and having fun!

Date: Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 September 2021
Time: 9am – 3pm

Register here

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Women in STEM: Software Engineering Internship 2022 (Posted: 17/09/2021)

Stile Education - Women in STEM

Applications for 2022 Software Engineering Internships now open!

We don't think young women aren't given enough opportunities to shape our shared future, a future powered and defined by technology. But, given our position in the education technology industry, we can do something about it!

Our software engineering internships for young women, non-binary and female-identifying Year 12 graduates are back for 2022!
During this paid internship, they’ll gain hands-on experience as they work alongside our engineering team on our platform. Applicants don’t need to know how to code (we’ll teach them!), they just need to be interested in learning how to code. This internship is based in Melbourne, but we'll provide travel and living from home support to any successful regional or interstate applicants.

Applications close on 20th November, so please share this link with your students and anyone else who might be interested:
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Shaun O'Keefe via email here.

Find out more

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Beyond School FREE Webinars (Posted: 16/09/2021)

Dear Students

Hope you are well.
This is an important time for students and Mas National is keen to take this opportunity to share their knowledge on the career options that are available to the class of 2021.
Their industry specialists are presenting a series of FREE webinars aimed at parents, students and related stakeholders to arm them with the additional knowledge they need to move forward on their career journey. 
Participants can attend one or all sessions:
Beyond School: Career Options Available to You
13th October, 7:30pm
A review of the pathways available following school including tertiary education, TAFE, apprenticeships & traineeships and how to launch your career.
Beyond School: Focus on Apprenticeships and Traineeships
14th October, 7:30pm
An in-depth look at apprenticeships and traineeships as a career pathway including where they can lead to in the future.
Beyond School: Girls Can – Trade Up!
19th October, 7:30pm
A panel discussion from industry experts on the value of women undertaking a non-traditional trades.
Both students and parents to attend our information sessions.

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

RMIT September Update: Student Takeover Edition! (Posted: 16/09/2021)

Dear Students,

Hope you are well.

Welcome to the student takeover edition of RMIT's Career News. As we approach the school holidays, this month RMIT have created an update that is student focused to give you a well-deserved break so that you can rest, recharge, and get ready for a busy Term 4! 

I am passing this on to you so you can catch up on everything RMIT, learn about what’s on offer, and go in the running to win some amazing prizes! In this issue you’ll see: 
  • RMIT Open Day – On Demand 
  • RMIT Event & Giveaways 
  • New Program: Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering 
  • No-Fee Psychology Appointments and much more! 
RMIT are also excited to share with you their RMIT & ATAR Notes Giveaway, where students can enter the draw to win some amazing study resources to help them prepare for their upcoming exams. 

All you need to do is download the flyer or see attached, and  enter by Friday 24 September, 10:00am AEST and you’ll be in the draw to win! 

Happy reading!

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

headspace Transitions: Leaving School - Online Workshop (Posted: 15/09/2021)

Dear Students,

Hope you are well.

headspace Schools are offering interactive webinars to support young people preparing to leave school or who have recently finished their schooling.
The webinar will cover:
  • How change and transitions can impact our mental health,
  • ​Common responses and challenges that can come from leaving school,
  • Strategies to support yourselves and each other as you undergo this transition, and
  • Sources of support that can help you with the transition.
There are three days and times to choose from:

Thu 16 Sept 2-3pm – register here
Tues 5 Oct 6-7pm – register here
Thu 18 Nov 3-4pm – register here

Kind regards,

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Press play on your career! Check out our free video content (Posted: 15/09/2021)

5 careers webinars to get you pumped on STEM

Planning the stay-at-home school holidays thing? While you can’t make any immediate plans, you might as well plan your pathway. Click through for our selection of STEM education resources from our Careers with STEM On Demand channel, that’ll clue you up on next-gen jobs and how to land them.
Read more

Video: Emerging STEM careers

When the National Skills Commission identified 25 emerging occupations in Australia and 19 of them were in STEM, we weren’t surprised! Clock the cool gigs here...

Video: How to make a science clip

Entering the University of Adelaide Young Scientist of the Year Video Competition – or just keen on STEM and YouTube? Get across these tips so your videos stand out.
The University of Adelaide Young Scientist of the Year 

Get your video skills ready for the University of AdelaideYoung Scientist of the Year Video competition! You’ll need to create a 2-5 minute video that showcases an environmental problem or solution. You could be named the University of Adelaide Young Scientist of the Year, win $500 for yourself and be published on the University of Adelaide and Careers with STEM websites. Your school will also receive $1000 cash towards their science program. Entries close 29 October.

Enter here.

Video: What is engineering?

Keen to know all about awesome pathways into engineering careers? Check out our one-minute video to get an overview of the super-popular ‘E’ in STEM.

Kind regards,

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Deakin Accelerate Webinar (Posted: 15/09/2021)

Dear Students,

Hope you are well.

Deakin Accelerate is a distinctive VCE extension studies program designed to challenge high-achieving students with university-level learning opportunities.

Event details

 Wednesday 13 October
Time: 6–7pm 

Register Now

Program benefits 

Students will study one unit per trimester at one of Deakin’s four physical campuses – or they can take advantage of our premium online learning platform.

Deakin Accelerate contributes to student’s ATAR as a fifth or sixth subject, whilst also allowing them to gain university credit and reduce the cost of their future degree at Deakin. They’ll also receive a boost towards their ATAR.

Learn More

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Small Education Grants for People with Disability (Posted: 13/09/2021)

The Australian Disability and Indigenous People's Education Fund are currently accepting applications for education grants.

For many people with disability from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds, education can go a long way to developing skills and self-esteem.

This education fund supports people with disability to do courses and programs through grants of up to $2,500.

Applications close 30 September. Visit the ADIPEF site for more information. 

Vision Australia Bursary applications are now open until September 30. The bursaries provide adaptive technology to help students fully participate and succeed in their chosen studies.

Assistive technology can eliminate barriers to education and enhance access to information. It enables students to read course material, conduct research and improve their student life.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit the Vision Australia Bursary page.

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

EY: 'Ready to Launch' Webinar (Posted: 08/09/2021)

Could the skills you learn here unlock doors anywhere?
This event will give attendees an opportunity to start shaping their future careers – the focus will be on developing a global mindset and how they can start building future skills now.

Date and Time
Tuesday, 5 October 2021
5:00pm - 6:30pm AEDT
What to expect:
  • Welcome and Icebreaker
  • EY and the Future of Work – overview of EY and introduction to the Future of Work
  • Mindset over skillset – demonstrating the importance of mindset over skillset, how to develop a global mindset, and the importance of diversity within teams
  • Career Conversations – EY professionals will talk about their journey from high school to uni and then to EY. They will provide an overview of the work they do. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions
  • Getting future ready – Overview of future EY programs on offer to students and how/when to apply for these.
Resister for the Webinar Here

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

? Alternative pathways // ? VET opportunities // ? Non-uni grads (Posted: 31/08/2021)

Meet five apprentices-turned STEM professionals 
Thinking about doing the vocational education and training (VET) thing after high school? Kickstarting your career with a STEM apprenticeship can lead to some pretty cool opportunities! Off the back of National Skills Week we hit up five ex-apprentices working in everything from UX design to carpentry and IT.
Read more

Non-uni pathways into engineering
Engineering is a part of nearly every industry, so it makes sense that the 'E' in STEM makes up the majority of STEM-related VET courses. We unpack the non-uni opportunities!

Is an apprenticeship right for you?
Doing a three-year uni degree isn’t the only way to kickstart a successful career in STEM! There are loads of alternative pathways. To start, suss if an apprenticeship is right for you. 

Kind regards,

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

WORKSHOP | Storytelling in Creative Careers with Maz Farrelly (Posted: 30/08/2021)

Dear Students,

Hope you are well.

JMC Academy invite you to join them for an online workshop, as Maz Farrelly, an expert in creating and producing creative content unpacks Storytelling in Creative Careers.

If you've watched it Maz probably made it. She has run the biggest shows in the world and has worked with the biggest budgets, teams, audiences and stars. Maz is passionate about making people and companies fascinating. 

Maz has spent a long time perfecting the art of making things interesting. Equipping smart people and companies with the skill of delivering information in innovative and creative ways. 

About the Workshop

Storytelling is entrenched in every aspect of life, it's what engages us and excites us. This workshop is designed to get you thinking about the different ways that you can use storytelling techniques to empower your career journey or classroom..

The Details:

Date and Time
Wed, 1 September 2021
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM AEST

Online via Zoom. Registered recipients will receive the access link prior to the session commencing.
This is a unique opportunity for you and your students to take a glance behind the curtains into the intricacies and diversity of pursuing a career in the creative industries. Registrations are essential, be sure to book your place today!

Register now →

Find out more about JMC Academy


Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Greeting from Torrens University - VIC (Posted: 30/08/2021)

Dear Year 12,

Hope you are well.

The larger universities not sparking your interest? Looking for an alternative?

Did you know this about Torrens University?
  • Small class sizes - allows you to get to know your classmates and lecturer 1-on-1
  • Industry lecturers - this is key to gain up to date knowledge of your industry 
  • Your own Success Coach - your mentor who will ready you to catapult your way into the industry
  • No Exams - just live projects and assessment
*Torrens don’t look at your ATAR, all they ask is that you have completed year 12 and that you have passion to study with them. Torrens have Bachelor’s Degrees that are 3 years long (full-time). *Exceptions apply to Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Information Systems and Bachelor of Nursing
Unsure which course is right for you? Start with a Diploma course, which is 1 year long (full time). After you gain exposure in your area of choice, you can then use those course credits to leap into the second year of your Bachelor program.

Please find attached Torrens University Course Guide, Flyer & Bright Awards information.

Kind regards

Miss Hechenberger
Careers & Pathways Coordinator