News from the Careers Department

The recent Careers Practitioner Day at ACU provided updates to admissions procedures and information relating to a variety of programs relevant to our senior students.

ACU University Experience Day

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ACU Melbourne Campus is holding an experience day for Years 10, 11 and 12 students to demystify University and to help students gain knowledge about different course offerings by attending workshops in such areas as Business, Paramedicine, Physiotherapy, Midwifery and Exercise Science. Registration is online for the Ballarat campus day on Tuesday 28 June and the Melbourne campus day on Tuesday 5 July at:

Year 12 Applications for ACU Early Achievers’ Program (EAP) and La Trobe’s ASPIRE Program

Both of these special entry programs recognise an applicant’s community service involvement in addition to their ATAR and, if successful, result in an early offer at a reduced ATAR for a number of programs. Year 12 students are encouraged to start preparing their applications over the holidays. Further information can be found using the hyperlinks below:

ACU: Early Achievers Program (EAP)

Applications Open: Monday 10 August 2016

La Trobe: ASPIRE Program

Applications Opened: Wednesday 1 June 2016

ACU New Passion for Business and Passion for Law Programs

ACU has recently introduced a new series of programs called a Passion for Business (P4B) and a Passion for Law (P4L). The Passion for Business program is designed for Year 12 students studying a business related subject who would like to gain a “competitive edge” Successful applicants can gain benefits including guaranteed entry into a Business or Commerce course subject to meeting the minimum ATAR and pre-requisites, access to mentoring and leadership programs plus a financial contribution towards the purchase of books. Further information can be found about the Passion for Business at:,_institutes_and_centres/law_and_business/school_of_business/passion_for_business

CareerNews Number 7

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


  1. Find out about Nursing Degrees at Deakin University
  2. More Deakin News
  3. VCE Lectures at the University of Melbourne
  4. Design Event Coming at Swinburne
  5. Explore the Melbourne School of Design
  6. RMIT Folio Preparation Courses
  7. Which Career Suits my Personality? See: My CareerMatch
  8. La Trobe University News
  9. Where might a Science Degree take me?

You can access CareerNews by selecting the Careers tab on the portal.

by Heather Ruckert, Year 10 Co-ordinator and Careers Consultant



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