From the Careers Department

Scholarships – Year 12 Students

Interested students have been provided with information regarding VTAC scholarships and also some individual scholarship booklets have been uploaded onto the Careers Portal page. Students are encouraged to search directly on the tertiary institution’s website to find current application details and due dates. For example, the Deakin University provides “Ignited Scholarships” aimed to increase female participation in non-traditional areas of study and work from the faculties of Science, Engineering and the Built Environment.

Connecting to VTAC for Families

The Year 12 students have been encouraged to connect with VTAC in order to receive updates and reminders throughout the application, change of preference and offers process via the Blog, Twitter or Facebook. Families can also subscribe from the VTAC homepage at

Tertiary Open Days

A reminder about the tertiary Open Days and please use the link to the VTAC website to check the dates at:

2016 SpotJobs Career Expo Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August

The focus of this expo is on employment opportunities, training in trades, plus VCE subject specific lectures and free workshops from the Career Development Association of Australia. The Tintern Careers Department has been sent a number of free passes. Please go to for further information including links to the list of exhibitors. Alternately, families can download free tickets from

APS Careers in Psychology Seminar

The student committee of the Australian Psychological Society is holding a seminar for aspiring Psychologists with the aim of providing students with insights into the number of specialist areas in Psychology. The seminar will be held on Wednesday 24 August from 6.00 to 9.00pm in Cathedral Hall of Australian Catholic University (ACU) at 20 Brunswick Street Fitzroy. Further details can be found at:

AusApp Pathways

A useful free mobile app that allows students to explore apprenticeship and traineeship careers can be found at  or further information is available on the website

Career Chats

On Friday 19 August we shall have Shelby Healey (past Tintern student) leading a session in her role as a Swinburne University Student Ambassador in the Careers room at lunch time. This is a wonderful opportunity for Year 11 and 12 students to hear about application requirements, selection of first year subjects, pathways to courses and for Shelby to answer student questions.

CareerNews Number 12 – August 2016

The latest edition of CareerNews is now available and an index of the newsletter includes:


  1. Remaining Open Days
  2. Year 10 and 11 News
  3. New Selection Test into Teaching Courses
  4. Careers in Psychology Seminar
  5. Lots of Year 12 News

All the editions of the CareerNews can be found on the Careers Portal page.




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