CareerNews – Issue 5, 2015

REMINDERS

•    UMAT Registrations by 5 June; Test Date: 29 July, 2015
•    ‘At Monash’ Seminars: Architecture – 28 April; Interior architecture – 29 April, Psychology – 30 April; Medicine and Biomedical Science – 5 May; Law – 13 May; and Teaching – 14 May (more dates in next edition).
Registration (essential): www.destination.monash.edu/at-monash
•    Indigenous Student Experience Monash Day – Year 9 – 12 students can get hands on experience of Monash Uni. 10:00am-1:30pm, Friday 1 May, Robert Blackwood Hall
Book (by 23 April): Kristel Keleher, kristel.keleher@monash.edu.au, Ph 9905 8699.
•    VCE and Careers Expo – 170 exhibitors of VCE resources, tertiary course and career information; 7 – 10 May at Caulfield Racecourse; See: www.vceandcareers.com.au

PHYSIOTHERAPY COMING TO ACU BALLARAT IN 2017

The B. Physiotherapy will be offered at the Ballarat campus of the Australian Catholic University in 2017. The ACU School of Physiotherapy was established in 2010 with the launch of the B. Physiotherapy at ACU’s Brisbane campus. In 2011 it was launched in North Sydney. The program is fully accredited, with the first Brisbane and North Sydney students graduating. For regular updates on the new Bachelor of Physiotherapy, visit the School of Physiotherapy page. Register interest at: https://www.acu.edu.au/courses/undergraduate/health/physiotherapy/bachelor_of_physiotherapy

INTERESTED IN STUDYING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY?

Discover the opportunities and possibilities an IT degree has to offer, and where it could take you. Hear from an expert thought-leader, the futurist Morris Miselowski about the world of tomorrow, and get a taste of what IT is all about in a hands-on mobile app development workshop. When: 10am-4.30pm, Sat 2 May; Who: Year 12 students; Where: Monash University (Clayton); Cost: Free, with morning tea and lunch; Register and see video: www.infotech.monash.edu.au/takectrl.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE/BACHELOR OR MUSIC

At Monash University you can now combine your passion for music with a solid foundation in the sciences with this new double degree. There is a wonderful synergy between the passion for creating music and a love of scientific knowledge. Choosing between the two can be difficult, so why not consider making the most of your talents and study both music and science in a double degree. Physics, maths and music are related to the art and science of acoustics, however their links are much more extensive.  The latest developments in physics, psychology, human biology, materials science, information science and statistical analysis all give us new answers to ancient questions about music – what it is, why we make it, how we make it, why we listen to it and how it is changing.
Research into the possibilities of music is ongoing, creating new jobs dedicated to the many effects of music, music perception and the performance and technical underpinnings of instruments. Alternatively, you could combine your knowledge of physics, mathematics and computing to become a sound engineer.

MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY NEWS

MELBOURNE COURSES MOST POPULAR
The University of Melbourne offered more than 7500 students a place in an undergraduate course for 2015. The Bachelor of Science remains the largest and most popular undergraduate course in the state, with 2518 students offered a place. The B. Arts (1286) offers and B. Commerce (1150) also saw growth in offer numbers.  The Clearly-In ATAR for Science was 86.00, for Commerce it was 95.00, for Arts it was 90.05, for Biomedicine it was 98.85 and for Environments it was 85.00.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE DEGREES?
The university is holding a series of events where undergraduate degrees will be explored.
Known as the ‘Focus On’ series, they commence with a Focus on Biomedicine on Thurs 14 May. Focus on Arts is on Wed 20 May, Focus on Agriculture on Thurs 21 May, Focus on Commerce on Tues 26 May, Focus on Environments on Wed 27 May, Focus on Science on Tues 2 June, Focus on Law on Tues 4 June, Focus on Engineering on Thurs 11 June, Focus on IT on Thurs 11 June, Focus on Music on Wed 24 June, and Focus on VCA on Thurs 25 June (most are 6.30-8.30pm).
The sessions will give you a chance to hear about courses and opportunities at the University of Melbourne from staff, recent graduates and current students. Register attendance (essential) at: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/events.

agIdeas EXPO

agIdeas is one of the longest running and most well respected design programs in the world. This year is the celebration of 25 years of this design program, with a stellar international line up at Melbourne International Design Week, May 11-17. There are events for designers, business managers, marketing executives, educators, secondary school students, researchers and design enthusiasts. A number of universities, TAFEs and independent colleges with design faculties will be at the agIdeas Design Careers Expo on Thursday 14 May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. If you are interested in a career in areas such as architecture, communication design, interior design or industrial design, you are encouraged to attend. See the following for event details, venue and bookings: Event details http://ideasondesign.net/next-live-event/events/secondary-school-forum-2015/

SWINBURNE SCIENCE EXPERIENCE

The Swinburne-ConocoPhillips Science Experience offers students in Years 9 and 10 the chance to use their natural curiosity to explore and discover the possibilities of science. Attendees will participate in a range of interactive, hands-on workshops that are designed to challenge and excite. When: 14-16 Sept (school holidays – a long way off, but bookings are open) at: Registration is now open http://www.scienceexperience.com.au/when-where/victoria/swinburne-university-of-technology-hawthorn

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY NEWS

NEXT GEN YOUTH FORUM
Brings together Year 10-12 students to participate in hands-on work-shops, allowing you to be inspired by like-minded individuals wanting to make a difference.
Speakers:
Chantelle Baxter, co-founder and CEO if One Girl, an organisation dedicated to giving 1 million girls across Africa access to education by 2020.
Ahmed Kelly, born in Iraq in 1991 with significant disabilities, he was brought to Australia by Moira Kelly for medical treatment. Through determination, toughness and skill, he has been able to compete in the London paralympics.
Chris Long and Brad Moore, co-creators of the Moodswing App. It was built in the hope of creating a ‘Twitter for Moods’ where people could share their emotional statuses.
The program will also include the team from PROJECT ROCKIT and Thomas King, founder of SayNoToPalmOil.com. The forum will give school leaders the opportunity to be part of inspiring workshops related to social justice and leadership.
When: Friday 22 May; Where: La Trobe University (Bundoora); Register interest at: next.gen@latrobe.edu.au

2016 NURSING PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites for the La Trobe B. Nursing have changed for 2016. They are: 3/4 English (at least 30 in EAL or 25 in any other English) and at least 20 in one of biology, chemistry, health and human development, any maths, physical education, physics or psychology.

2016 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PREREQUISITE CLARIFICATION
There has been confusion about the wording of the requirements. They are: Units 3/4 English (at least 30 in EAL or at least 25 in any other English), and at least 25 in one of biology, chemistry, any maths, physical education or physics.

ELITE ATHLETE BONUS ENTRY SCHEME
La Trobe university offers bonus aggregate points for elite athletes. The Scheme is available to domestic undergraduate applicants: who are classified as an elite athlete, whose sporting commitments have impacted on their previous studies, and who apply for admission to courses via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).  See the La Trobe website for more details.

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY AND NAVITAS REBRAND PATHWAY COLLEGE

Deakin university and leading education provider Navitas have announced plans to extend their partnership by renaming the pathway college, the Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology (MIBT), to Deakin College. Through MIBT, Navitas has collaborated with Deakin University since 1996, providing pathway courses for both domestic and international students. In that time, more than 14,000 students have successfully progressed to degree programs at Deakin. Deakin College will integrate more closely with the university to enable further growth of international and domestic enrolments across the Deakin campuses in Melbourne and Geelong.