The Career Spot
An Important Note for 2017 Year 12 Students - Availability of Staff for Advice
Mrs Smith and Mrs Bromilow will be available for contact (in person, email, or phone) if you would like to chat about course Preference changes. On Friday, 15th December there will be careers advice available at the Senior School Campus.
Victorian Courses - Change of Preference:
This information is for Year 12 students who have applied for vocational and/or University courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Please click here to access this information.
A Quick Guide to Results and ATAR Information:
VCE students will be able to access their Unit 3 & 4 results and ATAR Information through the internet, the 'Results and ATAR' app, and by mail. Please click here for the different processes.
Scholarship Advice Available Through VTAC Account:
Scholarship advice for participating institutions is now avaible to applicants through the VTAC account. This is avaible from the 'Scholarship Application' page in the VTAC account. Please click here for further details.
Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship in Geelong:
Are you a Year 12 student embarking on a new pathway in the New Year? In 2018, 'Masters Plumbers' - the plumbing industry employer association - will be commencing delivery of the Certificate II in Plumbing (pre-apprenticeship) at the new Geelong Campus of the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC). This course offers an introduction to the plumbing industry - basic industry knowledge, hands-on skills and workplace exposure.
Applications are now open for the full-time, 13-week course commencing early in 2018. For additional information about this pre-apprenticeship course – contact can be made with the Master Plumbers at PICAC on 9356 8902, or email – firstname.lastname@example.org or website – www.training.plumber.com.au.
Also, you can click here for the total brochure with application form.
Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships:
Applications for the 2018 round of the 'Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship Program' are open from Monday, 4 December, 2017 and close on Monday, 8 January, 2018. Scholarships are valued at up to $18,000 each for six months to four-year qualifications (or the part-time equivalent) and will assist scholarship recipients with the costs of study for the duration of their course.
The scholarships will also support flexible study by including part-time and online students. More information can be found at: https://www.education.gov.au/rural-and-regional-enterprise-scholarships
QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) is delighted to be the Scholarship Support Organisation for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training to deliver the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program. The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program improves access to and completion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Tertiary education courses, including in the fields of Health and Agricultural Science. The scholarships are open to students from regional and remote areas in Australia.
The program aims to:
- Increase the number of students engaging with STEM disciplines.
- Increase the number of students able to undertake their preferred courses of STEM study, irrespective of their location.
- Increase program participants' rate of course completion relative to their peers.
The Program will support up to 1200 undergraduate, postgraduate and Vocational Education and Training (VET) students to undertake a STEM course. The scholarships are for Certificate IV to PhD courses.
STEM fields include the following broad fields of study:
- Natural and Physical Sciences
- Information Technology
- Engineering and Related Technologies
- Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies
- Health (except Complementary Therapies)
Scholarship recipients may receive total scholarship funding up to $18,000, based on course length and type of study or training. A further $500 is available to scholarship recipients to support an internship. The scholarships will also support flexible study by including part-time and online students.
The minimum duration a scholarship can support is six months full-time and the maximum is four years full-time (or part-time equivalent). The following link provides more information on benefits: https://www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships/benefits.
If you have any questions about the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program, call QTAC on 1800 290 979 or email: https://www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships/contact-us. You can also download the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program brochure (PDF 7MB).