The school subscribes to a publication called ‘CareerNews’ that collates information about tertiary courses, upcoming events and vocational insights that assist students with their career planning. Copies will be added to the Careers tab on the Portal. Senior College students are also emailed a copy of the CareerNews each fortnight so that they can easily access material from the hyperlinks. The first edition is now available.
During the year the Careers Department will be holding regular Career Chats for Senior College students and the first one will be held at lunch time next Monday 29 February with a focus on Year 12 applications to the UK and USA. The second session will occur on Tuesday 8 March for Years 11 and 12 students to learn more about the application procedures for the Monash University Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours). A past student will provide insights relating to the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) and the interview process. Registrations for the UMAT are now open and close 5.00pm AEST on 3 June 2016. Further information can be found at https://umat.acer.edu.au/
Work Experience Program
Year 10 students will be participating in the Work Experience Program from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 June. Students are required to organise a placement before the end of Term 1. If additional time is required then please contact Ms Julie Ennor (Work Experience Co-ordinator) or myself in the Careers Department.
Students are required to return the initial form no later than Thursday 24 March, which is the last day of Term 1. An official Work Experience package will then be prepared and returned to the student.
Changes to Obtaining a Tax File Number
A reminder that The Australian Taxation Office has altered the application process for obtaining a Tax File Number. Schools can no longer process applications for students. The following link provides details about the new procedures that are similar to applying for a passport.
Please select https://www.ato.gov.au/Forms/TFN—application-for-individuals/
by Heather Ruckert
Year 10 Co-ordinator and Careers Consultant