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.

Job Vacancy: Trainee Court Registrar – 23 Jan 2017

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria will soon be recruiting! The Magistrates Court of Victoria (MCV) recruitment for Trainee Court Registrar positions will soon be open.   Applications will be open from 6th February 2017 until midnight 26th February 2017.   The position will be advertised at www.careers.vic.gov.au and in various regional newspapers.  Only completed applications submitted via the link above during the set period will be considered.   Attached is a link to our website where you may locate valuable information about the role of a Trainee Court Registrar and a potential career with MCV.  http://www.magistratescourt.vic.gov.au/about-us/careers-court

It may also interest you to know that court rooms are open to the public and students can visit a court room to observe proceedings.   Please call us if you require further clarification after looking at the information above or on our website.

Kind regards

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria n  Level 6 223 William Street Melbourne

T: (03) 9032 0907  n F: (03) 9032 0900   n E: courtregistrar@magistratescourt.vic.gov.au


n Website: www.magistratescourt.vic.gov.au







New Scholarships for Deakin University Warrnambool Campus – 2017

To be eligible for 1 of 18, $7000 scholarships, students must be:

An Australian citizen or hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa

  • A commencing Deakin student enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place
  • Undertaking located studies at Deakin’s Warrnambool Campus
  • Experiencing low socio-economic circumstances, financial hardship or personal disadvantage

Areas of hardship:

Financial hardship – be receiving a means-tested Centrelink benefit or can demonstrate personal or family taxable income below the HELP repayment threshold, depending on independence status

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
  • Regional or remote home location
  • Disability/long term medical condition
  • Recent refugee
  • Other demonstrable disadvantage

Students have until the 10th of February to apply, although scholarships will be awarded from the 18th of January on a rolling basis. When all scholarships have been allocated the scholarship will be closed.  This may occur before the closing date.

Link to the info can be found at: www.deakin.edu.au/warrnambool-scholarships

Full – Time Job Vacancies – Posted 11 Jan 2016.



A Local Warrnambool Primary school in partnership with Westvic Staffing Solutions has an outstanding opportunity for an Education Support Trainee commencing early February 2017.

This traineeship fills an important role in supporting teachers in the classroom environment to ensure the smooth, efficient running of their programs at all times.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to show initiative and have strong problem solving skills.

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/ed-support-trainee/

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

Applications close: 5pm Wednesday 18th January, 2017. 

Year 10 Work Experience Dates 2017

Work Experience Dates 2017
Tuesday 14 March Friday 17 March Confirmed
Group 1 & Group 2
Mrs Penn (10 +) Mr Payne (HUMA 10F1)  
TERM 2  
Monday 22 May Friday 26 May Confirmed
Group 3 & Group 4
Ms Brennan (HUMA 10C1) Ms Brennan (HUMA 10E1)
Monday 29 May Friday 2 June
Group 5 & Group 6
Mr Finn (HUMA 10D1) Mr Finn (HUMX 10E1)
**** (On Camp Week before)  
TERM 3  
Monday 24 July Friday 28 July Confirmed
Group 7 & Group 8
Ms Collis (HUMX 10C1) Ms Vella (HUMX 10D1)  
TERM 4  
Monday 13 November Friday 17 November Confirmed
Group 9
Mr Dart (HUMS 10D1)

Bachelor of Design – Scholarship – University of Melbourne


The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Medley Hall and the University of Melbourne have partnered together to introduce the DELWP Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship. The DELWP Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship aims to support the diversification of our student cohort and, consequently, of future urban planning professionals entering the workforce who will go on to shape our urban environment.


Applicants from an Indigenous Australian background are strongly encouraged to apply, as are students from disadvantaged financial backgrounds and/or students who have lived in regional Victoria or growth areas of Melbourne.

To be eligible you must:

  • Have applied or intend to apply for the Bachelor of Design through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), with a view to majoring in Urban Planning, and;
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.

VTAC applications for Bachelor of Design close: Friday 2 December (After that time, the Change of Preference Period will allow all existing VTAC applicants to add, subtract or reorder their course preferences). DELWP Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship applications close: Friday 16 December.

Full Details – see Attachment:

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.