Welcome to 2016


Welcome to the Warrnambool College Careers Blog. Throughout the year, this blog site will be a valuable resource for careers and training information.

Students will find valuble information about careers events and resources that will assist you on your career development journey.

Parents and Carers will also find this a very useful resource to keep up to date with events and opportunities, but also the blog will provide guidance in how you can assit your young person to navigate the school system and help them manage their transition to a life beyond school.

For more details or to make an Appointment:  Contact Mr Peter Bollard, Careers Practitioner, Warrnambool College, Phone:  55 644 444.

Bendigo Bank Scholarships – 2017

Register your interest

Looking to go to university in 2017? Need help with expenses?

Life can be hard enough without having to worry about what tertiary scholarships, if any, are out there.

If you’re a first time university student you’re looking in the right place. Bendigo Bank offers one of Australia’s leading scholarship programs. From agriculture based scholarships, to those connected to one of our many Community Bank® branches, we have something to help you reach your university dreams.

Register your interest now. Applications for 2017 places will open on 1 December 2016 and close at midnight (AEDT) on 27 January 2017.

Go to the web Link: https://www.bendigobank.com.au/public/community/scholarships/2017-scholarships

Summer Jobs and Gap Year Job Vacancies

Rebecca’s Cafe in downtown Port Fairy are seeking waitresses / waiters to work over the summer months.  They have a number of positions for young people who are reliable, punctual, friendly and willing to work.

In addition Rebecca’s also has a Gap Year Position for the full year.  Rebecca understands some students will be heading off on schoolies, but if you are interested you need to send your resume to Rebecca, for any of the above positions ASAP.  

Rebecca’s E-mail:  becspf@icloud.com


Gap year Positions WCC Traineeships – 14 Nov 16

Warrnambool City Council Traineeships for 2017.  See Link Below:


  • Certificate III, Business Administration (3 positions available):
  • Certificate III Sport and Recreation – Aquazone
  • Certificate III Tourism – Holiday Parks
  • Certificate III Horticulture – Parks and Gardens *2 year traineeship

Can you please pass on to any students that may be interested.

Contact Tim if you have any questions


Tim Rantall Apprentice / Trainee Consultant 190 Koroit St, Warrnambool, Victoria, 3280 PO Box: 933 P.  03 5561 9000 F. 03 5562 1858 M. 0419 904 117 W. www.westvic.org.au

Gap Year Position – College Traineeships – 1 Nov 2016

Dear Students and Parents
Attached is the document outlining the Gap Year Traineeship Positions for 2017.  

They Include:  

  • Education Support – Sport and Pool Operations (2).  
  • Administration Trainee in the General Office (1)
  • Maths Support Trainee (1).  

Job Details and Position descriptions can be obtained from the Attachment on this E-mail, or  The Careers Blog.  

The positions will be advertised in the press commencing 2 November 2016.  Make sure you follow any instructions on the documents carefully. 


 Peter Bollard – Careers Practitioner.

Gap Year Position – 31 Oct 16 – Medical Office


A well-established medical office is looking for an enthusiastic, well-presented and motivated receptionist to

join its reception and administration team on a full-time basis. The successful applicant must be well presented,

have a high standard of customer service skills, be computer literate and mature minded with the ability to think quickly

and balance completing priorities.

Duties include: answering the phone, arranging appointments, billing, picking up and distributing mail,

typing, scanning and faxing documents, ordering stock, preparing and balancing daily banking and routine cleaning.

A current driver’s licence and private vehicle is essential. The position is a full time position and Gap year students

are encouraged to apply. This will be a mid-January 2017 start date.

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please go to our website –


All enquiries should be directed to Tim Rantall at trantall@westvic.org.au or 0419 904 117.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 9th Nov 2016.


Gap Year Position – 31 Oct 2016 – Admin Assist


Warrnambool West Primary in partnership with Westvic Staffing Solutions has an outstanding opportunity for

an Administration Trainee based at the main office commencing in January 2016. The successful applicant

will need to have exceptional customer service skills, good time management, great work ethic and the ability to

handle meeting deadlines.

The successful applicant will also be required to provide some classroom assistance to teaching staff.

Gap year students are encouraged to apply. For a copy of the position description and to apply,

please go to our website – www.westvic.org.au/jobs/business-warrnambool-west/

All enquiries should be directed to Tim Rantall at trantall@westvic.org.au or 0419 904 117.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 8th November, 2016.


High School Students – Volunteer Projects – Summer 2016 / 2017

It’s not too late to reserve your spot on our High School Projects for 2016/17! The High School Projects are an amazing opportunity to travel with a purpose alongside a bunch of like-minded Year 10 & 11 students (Year 11 & 12 New Zealand) from Australia, New Zealand, and around the globe.

High School Projects are for students who want to see the world, make new friends, understand a new culture or even to gain an insight into a potential career.

The projects are jam-packed two week adventures running this summer from December 10th to the 23rd and January 8th to the 21st in Cambodia, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand and the Philippines.

You can:

  • Support the care and education of children in Nepal and Cambodia
  • Become part of a traditional village community in Fiji
  • Shadow doctors with medical work experience in Nepal.

Travel with a purpose to a community a world away! These fully-supervised projects are an incredible opportunity to do something truly unforgettable with your summer holidays.

You can download the High School Projects Leaflet for this summer or look at all the available projects here  »

Gap Year Job Vacancy

Pinkies Pizza are looking for 2 young people with a licence to learn the all aspects of the business from the ground up.  You will commence with a trial – few hours per week, then progress to learn to be a shift manager (full-time). This is an ideal Gap Year position and No previous experience is necessary. Contact Tony Smith in person at the store and drop in a resume. ASAP.  Full consideration of your Year 12 exams will be accounted for.

Federation Year 12 Scholarship

Federation Year 12 Scholarship

We offer scholarships to the value of $5,000 to Year 12 students within the Central Highlands, Wimmera, Barwon, Loddon, Mallee, Western District and Gippsland regions who enrol in a Federation University Australia course. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of excellence in your areas of study, contributions to the community and to your school and Principal’s statement.

No. awards available: 10

Award value: $5000

Award duration: One-off payment

Eligibility criteria

  • Current year 12 student intending to enrol at Federation University Australia
  • Residency requirements
  • Australian or New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Australian ResidentLevel of study: UndergraduateAssessment criteriaHow to applyPlease note: All schools within regional Victoria will be sent information along with application forms for this particular scholarship.Your application may be submitted using one of the methods below:2. Via mail to Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Team, Federation University Australia, PO Box 663, BALLARAT, VIC 3353Contact usTelephone +61 3 5327 9340   Email: scholarships@federation.edu.au
  • Scholarships, Grants & Bursaries Office
  • Close date: 21 October 2016
  • 1. Via email to scholarships@federation.edu.au (subject line: “FedUni Year 12 Scholarship – [Student Name]”
  • Application submission
  • Students are required to complete the FedUni Year 12 Scholarship application form and forward to their Principal for completing. It is the Principals responsibility to submit the form to Federation University.
  • Selection panel
  • Enrolment type: Full-time
  • Student type: Domestic