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CareerNews – Issue 10, 2015
‘AT MONASH’ SEMINARS – Teaching on 1, 3 & 8 Sept, Engineering on 17 Sept;
RMIT SEPTEMBER HOLIDAY SHORT COURSES – Live Music, Audio Production, Production, Lighting, Photography; Information: 9925 8111, firstname.lastname@example.org and www.shortcourses.rmit.edu.au.
INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERING SUMMER SCHOOL 2016 – for Year 11’s and 12’s in 2016; apply by 16 Oct (School 10 – 16 Jan 2016; Information/application: http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/iaess/
OPEN DAY – Sun 30 Aug – ACU (Ballarat); Federation (Ballarat & Gippsland)
YEAR 12 STUDENTS – You are reminded to get your VTAC application for courses completed by 30 September. Your application can be changed, so get it done soon. Don’t forget to look at the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS). Some categories require evidence (eg from doctors, psychologists, etc). You are advised to get on to this early to give the practitioner time to complete their support for your application.
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY NEWS
NEW COURSES IN 2016
Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate – The first three years of this 5-year course will be taught at Burwood, the last two at Geelong Waterfront.
The Bachelor of Arts has new majors and minors; there will now be more than 30 study areas to choose from. New areas: education, film and television, gender studies, geography, motion capture, sport and society, studies of religions, sustainability and society and visual communication design.
The new fisheries and aquaculture major sequence in the Bachelor of Science provides students with training in fisheries resource management, aquaculture management and fisheries biology. It is available at Warrnambool campus, replacing the discontinued Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
For more information: www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/find-a-course/bachelor-of-science.
The new Bachelor of Design Technology – Design entrepreneurship and innovation are the core focus of this program and, when enabled by the corresponding technologies, will provide graduates with the design and technology acumen that is highly sought-after in industry.
CHANGES FOR 2016
All four engineering courses (civil, electrical and electronics, mechanical and mechatronics) will now offer first year only at the Melbourne Burwood campus with the remainder of the course to be completed at the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus
The combined Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science/Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) will be offered at the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus as well as the Melbourne campus.
The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography), Creative Arts (Visual Arts) and Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design) now require a digital folio as part of the selection process. See: www.deakin.edu.au/create.
WILLIAM ANGLISS INSTITUTE NEWS
William Angliss has been awarded $4.47 million in funding from the Victorian government to develop skills of the tourism and hospitality industries. The finding includes $2.27m for a regional tourism employability initiative where William Angliss will partner with regional TAFEs to provide tourism and hospitality training. A second grant of $1.74m has been awarded for the Institute to launch Melbourne’s first International Hotel School.
BOX HILL INSTITUTE NEWS
CREATIVE ARTS INFORMATION SESIONS
Sessions are being offered in a range of Creative Arts courses at Box Hill including graphic design, fashion design and merchandising, live production, theatre and events, and in music – sound production, composition and music industry.
When: 7:30-pm, Wed 2 Sept;
Where: Building 4, Room 127, 1000 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill.
AUDITION & FOLIO PREPARATION WORKSHOP
A three-hour workshop covering graphic design, fashion, dance, live & audio production, and music programs (composition and performance) will be held to assist applicants prepare for the audition process.
When: 10:00am-1:00pm, Mon 21 Sept;
Where: 1000 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill.
Info: Annie, Ph 9286 9811, email@example.com.
NEW AT RMIT
RMIT is offering two new degrees in 2016:
The Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) double degree is a specialised program that addresses the ongoing demand for automotive engineers with an industrial design background. It is being offered due to the changing landscape of automotive manufacturing.
The Bachelor of Analytics (Honours) provides students with complementary skills in analytics, tapping into studies in statistics, operations research, computer science, information technologies, business, economics, finance and marketing.
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY NEWS
NEW COURSE IN 2016
ACU’s new Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Exercise Science course is now available for application through VTAC. It is expected that other new courses will be added to the VTAC website shortly (eg Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Psychological Science).
PHYSIOTHERAPY IN 2017
As announced previously, ACU (Ballarat campus) is introducing the Bachelor of Physiotherapy at its Ballarat campus in 2017. Current Year 12 students who are interested in this degree in 2017 might take a gap year, volunteer or study a different course whilst waiting to apply in 2016 for the 2017 start. Suggested pathways into the new degree are through the Early Achievers Program (EAP), or alternatively students might consider applying for another ACU course that has a lower Clearly-In. An internal transfer could then be considered if eligible (eg occupational therapy, and speech pathology have two first year units in common with physiotherapy, or study nursing, exercise and sports science or physical activity and health which have one first year subject in common). NOTE: There will be no mid-year entry to physiotherapy, and there are no plans for the course to be taught at the Melbourne campus of ACU.
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY (VU) NEWS
EXPLORE VU SERIES
Discover opportunities at VU at Explore VU. These are evening sessions (6:30-8:00pm) exploring Health and Biomedicine (3 Sept), Law and Justice (8 Sept), Education (10 Sept), Exercise and Sports Science (15 Sept), Arts (17 Sept), Business (22 Sept) and Engineering and Science (24 Sept).
Info: 1300 842 864.
In 2016 there will be the new double degree Bachelor or Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychological Studies, a Bachelor of Marketing Communication and a new Bachelor of Information Technology.
VU is offering revision lectures in Units 3/4 Maths Methods, Legal Studies, Accounting, Chemistry, English, Psychology and Business Management in school holidays.
MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY NEWS
WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE?
If you want to keep up-to-date with Melbourne, subscribe to MY Melbourne. Every month, current students contribute to My Melbourne so you get the inside story of what it’s really like being a student at Melbourne.
Go to http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/mymelb.
SWINBURNE ADVICE NIGHTS
Get information about courses, VTAC/ATAR information and pathways.
When/Where: Wantirna campus (Stud Rd), 4-6pm, 9 Sept; Hawthorn campus, 4-6pm, 14-17 Sept;
Book: See www.swinburne.edu.au and search for Advice Nights.
KEEPER FOR A DAY AND VET FOR A DAY
If you want to know what is takes to work in a zoo, caring for an array of different animals, then consider one of these holiday programs:
Keeper for a Day at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Sept 22, 24, 28 & 30; Healesville Sanctuary, Sept 22, 23, 29 & 30. Vet for a Day at Healesville – Sept 23, 24, 30 & 1 October.
Book: 1300 966 784;
CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY NIGHT
The Student Committee of the APS is holding a careers seminar for aspiring psychologists. When: 1-4pm, Sat 12 Sept; Where: Lecture Theatre 3, Bld B, Level 1, Room 77, Deakin Uni, Burwood; Cost: Free; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventView.aspx?ID=16005.