CareerNews – Issue 3, 2015


•    ‘At Monash’ Seminars – 17 Mar – Arts; 18 Mar – IT; 19 Mar – Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences (Parkville). Other seminars in terms 2 & 3. All run 6.30pm to 8pm. Full list of seminars and to register,
•    UMAT Registrations by 5 June; Test Date: 29 July, 2015
•    Veterinary science Course Advice Day, Sat 21 Mar, Werribee; further information/registration:


If so, attend Experience La Trobe. You will attend workshops, lectures and seminars of your choice to find out about career options, areas of study, pathways and student life while parents can participate in a special ‘parents program’. To view the event program/register, follow the links: Melbourne Campus, Thursday 9 April and Bendigo Campus, Friday 10 April. Experience La Trobe is offered across all five campuses with Melbourne and Bendigo running two events throughout the year (April and July).


You are invited to explore the Parkville campus and find out about the range of study options available. Hear from current students, attend tailored sessions to learn more about entry requirements, Access Melbourne, course structures and other opportunities at Melbourne. A tour of the Southbank campus (VCA) is also available.
Who: Year 10-12 students;
When: Friday 10 April (also 10 July);
Information: 13 63 52;


Swinburne is pleased to confirm that Swinburne Open Day 2015 will be held on Sunday 2 August at the Hawthorn campus. You can register to receive updates about Open Day on the Swinburne website. Register now »


Monash university has grouped courses into two ways of studying: Monash comprehensive courses and Monash specialist courses.
•    COMPREHENSIVE COURSES – These are suitable for those of you who want to keep study and graduate options open, see university as an opportunity to try new things, and need time to discover and define your interests. These courses offer a wide range of majors within a field, and students have to decide which interest them most. They also allow minor studies from other faculties. Examples of these courses are arts, business, commerce, IT and science.  A great option for students who know their general areas of interest, but are unsure of a definite career.
•    SPECIALIST COURSES – These are most appropriate for those of you who are confident about what you want to study, and know what you want to ‘be’ upon graduation. These courses allow you to study your chosen discipline from day one. Upon completion, many of these courses provide students with the accreditation required for professional registration. They include degrees in engineering, teaching, nursing, law and medicine.
DOUBLE DEGREES – These should be considered if you have a diverse range of interests and don’t want to give up anything, you want to qualify on two areas in the shortest possible time,   and want to increase vocational opportunities (eg Arts/Law, Engineering/Commerce)
PHARMACY AT MONASH – a new initiative from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Young Alchemists Club aims to bring together high achieving students who demonstrate a keen interest in the physical sciences. Get an opportunity to do hands-on experiments in the Monash labs, automatic enrolment in Monash seminars, tutoring in VCE, and VIP access to the annual Open House. To Register:
NEW HEALTH SCIENCES DEGREE – In this three-year degree you can specialise in one of these areas:
Public health, human services, emergency health and paramedic practice and radiation sciences. Those who complete this degree with ne eligible for a range of Masters by coursework degrees no longer than 1.5 years in length. For info: register for the ‘at Monash’ seminar on Tues 19 May at


Deakin University is relatively young, with 47,000 students, and campuses in Burwood (Melbourne), Geelong (Waterfront and Waurn Ponds) and Warrnambool. It offers a very wide range of degrees in architecture, arts, business, education, engineering, environment, health, IT, law, medicine/nursing, optometry, psychology, science and sport. To find out more, attend Deakin Open Days (Warrnambool, Sunday 2 Aug; Geelong 9 Aug; Burwood 23 Aug).
•    The B. Medical Imaging commenced this year at the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus. Sometimes known as Medical Diagnostic Radiography, the course assists the development of the knowledge, skills and clinical expertise that enable you to practice as a registered diagnostic radiographer. You could work in a hospital, private radiography practice or health department in areas of general radiography, digital vascular imaging, computed tomography (CT), general ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  There is a shortage of medical imaging practitioners in rural and regional Australia, and you could also work overseas. The Clearly-In ATAR for the course was 68.55. Prerequisites are: 3/4 English, one of biology, chemistry or physics, and maths methods or specialist maths. Also check out RMIT B. Applied Science in either medical imaging, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy and Monash B. Radiography and Medical Imaging. Medical sonography is a related career which you may also wish to explore.
•    The B. Entertainment Production is an innovative program providing the opportunity to become an organiser and manager of entertainment in a broad range of professional settings. The entertainment industries (media, arts, sports, museums and galleries, festivals and music) are important and expanding fields of social and economic activity. The course prepares you for a career in cultural production and programing through innovative learning and work experience. You can also choose a complementary area of study to hone your talents and learn more about how entertainment is made. All students undertake an industry placement. The ATAR this year was 62.30; the only prerequisite subject is 3/4 English (any).
INTERESTED IN THE ENVIRONMENT? Whether you’d like to conserve animals and plants for future generations, study diverse marine and freshwater ecosystems or contribute to environmental management and sustainability, Deakin’s environment courses offer a range of great choices.
•    The B. Environmental Management and Sustainability (Burwood campus) focuses on finding solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems (eg water management solutions)
•    The B. Wildlife and Conservation Biology (Burwood) focuses on looking at solutions to wildlife and conservation issues – examine wildlife ecology and research, landscape and vegetation management, and biodiversity conservation and management.
•    The B. Marine Biology (Warrnambool) focuses on how marine organisms interact with their living and non-living environments and how marine ecosystems function.
•    The B. Fisheries and Aquaculture (Warrnambool) focuses on fisheries resources management, aquaculture management, and fisheries biology with a focus on sustainability.


•    KEEPER FOR A DAY – Are you an aspiring zookeeper? Find out what takes to care for an amazing array of animals at both Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Learn how you can help us to Fight Extinction. Who: Years 7-12; When: Healesville Sanctuary: March 31st, April 1st, 7th, 8th. Werribee Open Range Zoo: March 31st, 2nd, 8th, 10th.
•    VET FOR A DAY – Come and work alongside veterinary staff on real life cases involving Healesville Sanctuary’s animals. Who: Years 7-12; When: April 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th. More information:; Bookings Essential: 1300 966 784.


Until recently, schools could assist students to apply for a TFN. This is no longer the case. Students now apply for a TFN online and have their identity verified in an interview at a participating Australia Post Office. To apply and to find out about participating Post Offices:, and search for QC27248. NOTE: Not only do students need a TFN if employed, Year 12 students need a TFN when they accept an offer of a university or VET place in January 2016.