Career News

Reminders:

  • Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT)Register by: 3 June; Test date: 27 July (for Monash Medicine)
  • ‘INSIDE MONASH’ SEMINARS: 26 April – Architecture; 27 April – Interior Architecture; 28 April – Psychology; Information and Bookings: www.monash.edu/inside-monash

‘FOCUS ON MELBOURNE’ – seminars (6.30-8pm) – Engineering Tues 17 May; Veterinary Science Wed 18 May; Information/register: http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/focus2016

  1. ‘INSIDE MONASH’ SEMINARS CONTINUE – If you would like to explore courses and careers at Monash University, then book into the ’Inside Monash’ Seminar series as it continues into May with the following sessions:
  •   3 May – Teaching
  •   4 May – Music
  •   5 May – Information Technology
  • 10 May – Teaching
  • 11 May – Medicine and Biomedical science
  • 12 May – Engineering
  • 17 May – Science Advanced
  • 18 May – Law
  • 19 May – Health Sciences
  • 25 May – Biomedical science, Radiography, and Nutrition and Dietetics.

Information and Bookings: www.monash.edu/inside-monash.

  1. ‘FOCUS ON MELBOURNE’ SEMINAR DATES – These seminars provide a great opportunity for you to check out University of Melbourne courses and careers. The series continues with:
  • 19 May – Focus on Biomedicine
  • 24 May – Focus on Agriculture
  • 25 May – Focus on Information Technology
  • 31 May – Focus on Science

More seminars in June. Registration/Information: http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/focus2016

VCE AND CAREERS EXPO 2016 REMINDER –This annual event is coming up VERY soon. It’s a great opportunity to start collecting information and to talk with representatives from a wide range of education providers. It is thoroughly recommended for student in Years 10-12. Hopefully Year 12 students have already done a lot of career research and they will find Open Days at institutions particularly useful as well. Universities, TAFE and training providers will be at the EXPO, along with GAP year and study advisers. When: Thurs 5 – Sun 8 May; Where: Caulfield Racecourse; Admissions: $10 and $25 per family; Information: www.vceandcareers.com.au.

VOCATIONAL AND HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Love physics? There are many amazing occupations suited to students who love physics. The following are two examples:

  • Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists: are highly specialised professionals “who create, implement and monitor the procedures which allow the best treatment using radiation, taking into account the protection and safety of patients and others involved in the treatment process. In their role, they are consulted by radiation oncologists and radiation therapists to provide advice as to the best use of medical radiation for treatment”. For information about education requirements, a job description, salary and working conditions, go to http://tinyurl.com/l32v8hs
  • Geophysicists: study the structure and composition of zones below the surface of the earth by taking measurements using seismic, gravity, magnetic and electrical data collection methods. Geophysicists can spend their time outdoors using advanced technologies to study features of the earth, and spend time indoors using computing technology to develop and analyse mapping, calculations and modeling. Many Geophysicists find work in the mining and petroleum industries. For more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/kkn7cee

Science news: Be inspired by the latest stories featured on RiAUS – Australia’s Science Channel. Some of the topics covered this week include:

-    ANZAC Day, lest we forget. The social acceptance of post-traumatic stress disorder

-    Ice cold dinosaurs

-    International day of immunology

-    On the road with Paul – Naracoorte Caves

-    Great Barrier Reef – coral bleaching

Access the stories at this link – http://bit.ly/1rbttZS

Be the Difference at La Trobe University: La Trobe has profiled several of their graduate students through their ‘Be the Difference’ campaign. Read the following stories at this link- http://bit.ly/1XRbvGt

 

  • Journalism: Lauren helped expose the impact of the Hazlewood Mine fire
  • Engineering: Jackson helped develop a new water system for Mildura farmers.
  • Law: Nastassia is a commercial lawyer who also devotes time to helping others.
  • Sports Management: La Trobe graduate Callum is dedicated to seeing young players succeed.
  • Physiotherapy: With Alice’s support, Will can now stand independently and walk.
  • Fish Biology: Iain and his team have released thousands of fish back into the wild
  • Education: Cathy helped by giving Riley the outlet and attention he required.

Interested in studying arts, drama or media in the future? Australian Catholic University has just unveiled the new ACU Melbourne Arts Precinct, which is located at Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Consisting of 5 buildings, the precinct has:

-    A media production facility, including a television studio, editing suites and recording studios

-    ACU gallery

-    Graphics studios and workshops

-    Visual art spaces

-    A recital room for music, drama and performing arts

-    An Arts Hub for academic staff.

For information, go to http://bit.ly/1MS7DV7

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre (OPSMC) are running an information night about careers in sports medicine on Wednesday 18 May, 7.30 – 9pm at AAMI Park. Practitioners from the disciplines listed below will deliver short talks and will be available to answer your questions about careers in these occupations.

 

  • Sports Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physiotherapy, and
  • Exercise Physiology

For more information and to register online, go to http://bit.ly/1Wlezvs by Tuesday 17 May.

SAE Creative Media Info Night: SAE is a private college offering vocational and higher education courses in:

  • Animation
  • Sound Production & Audio
  • Film
  • Games Development
  • Graphic Design, Web Design
  • Interactive Digital Media

Prospective students are invited to attend the Melbourne Info Night on 12 May. For information and to register, go to https://sae.edu.au/

 Calling all creatives! Collarts is a private college offering vocational and higher education courses in:

  • Entertainment Business Management
  • Music
  • Audio Production
  • Entertainment Journalism

Prospective students are invited to attend the Melbourne Open Day on 14 May. For more information and to register, go to https://collarts.edu.au/

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  • 4 – 9: Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School, http://bit.ly/1r9c5oK
  • 5: Experience Australian Catholic University, Melbourne and Canberra campuses, http://bit.ly/1LKqIHY
  • 6, 7, 8: Experience La Trobe University, Bendigo (6), Melbourne (7), Mildura (8), http://bit.ly/1RiIhxz
  • Nursing and Midwifery Information Sessions, Deakin University: Melbourne and Geelong (20, 23) and Warrnambool (22) campuses, http://bit.ly/23zLBdN