News From the Careers Department

All Year 10 and 11 students are encouraged to attend at least one of the University or TAFE Open Days that generally occur during August. It is hoped that Year 12 students are finalising their choices as VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre) applications opened at 9.00am on Monday 6 August. It is important that those students wishing to apply through VTAC begin the registration process and note all of the key dates published in terms of timely closing dates, SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) and scholarships. A copy of the presentation can be found at:

Post-Secondary Information Night for Year 12 Parents/Guardians

Date: Thursday 9 August

Time: 7.30 – 8.45pm

Location: Tintern Theatre

Please note this is an evening for parents or guardians. Students are not required to attend as they have received the information at a year level assembly. The format for the evening includes an overview of the VTAC application process with reference to interstate and overseas applications, the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and a presentation from the Deakin University Admissions team to provide insights into the transition process from school to tertiary study including advice for families.

Year 12 Student Reminder

The ASPIRE conditional early entry program offered by La Trobe University closes on Friday 31 August 2018. ASPIRE recognises service to the community in a range of contexts. Applications are made online at:

Year 11 Careers Assembly

Last week a presentation was given to the Year 11 students that outlined the importance of researching future career options, the role of community service in gaining conditional early entry offers with a reduced ATAR, exploring scholarship opportunities and preparing for VTAC requirements such as personal statements. The Year 11 students had a follow up pastoral session using the newly formatted Course Search tool on the VTAC website found at:




The latest editions of Career News Numbers 20 and 21 are now available on the Portal at and includes the following items:

Number 20

  • Dates for the Diary in Term 3
  • VTAC Year 11 and 12 Guide
  • Key Dates for Tertiary Applications for 2019 Entry
  • Free TAFE for Select Courses
  • UAC Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)
  • New University of Melbourne Principal’s Scholarship
  • CASPer Entry Requirement for Teacher Qualifications
  • News from Monash University
    • New Bachelor of Design
    • New Master of Architecture
  • Scholarships to Study Abroad
  • Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science Courses in Victoria
  • Studying Allied Health at Holmesglen Institute in 2018
  • Upcoming Open Days 2018

Number 21

  • Dates for the Diary in Term 3
  • News from the University of Melbourne
    • Guaranteed Entry Scheme
    • Access Melbourne
    • Graduate Degree Packages for 2019 Entry
    • VCE Music Workshop in Preparation for Auditions
    • Girls Guide to Great Careers in STEM
  • Monash Entry Schemes
    • 1. The Monash Guarantee
    • 2. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)
  • ANU Roadshow – Melbourne
  • 2018 Study Overseas Expo
  • Teaching Matrices
  • Upcoming Open Days 2018



2023 Term Dates