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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.

Tertiary Information Evening – Year 10 to 12 Parents / Students

Parent & Student Information Evening:  Wed 28 March 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Venue:  Deakin University – Warrnambool Campus.

The tertiary sector have come together in offering parents and students a great opportunity to speak with a number on representatives from universities, TAFE Colleges and Independent Colleges. Parents and students from Year 10, 11 and 12 are invited to attend.   (Note:  Year 12 students will be attending from school on the morning from 9:00 am on Wed 28 March). Learn all about:

  • Courses, VCE pre-requisites and extra entry requirements.
  • The VTAC Application process – Key Dates.
  • Costs of Further Study, Financial Assistance & Scholarships
  • How to make a successful transition from school to university or TAFE life.

 

Peter Bollard Careers Practitioner

 

Visual Art Winter School: Folio Preparation

INTRODUCTION

The VCA’s Visual Art Winter School: Folio Preparation is a crucial intensive short course in contemporary visual art practice.  Guided by a dedicated artist and industry professional, you will gain a fundamental insight into preparing your visual art folio; a pivotal asset of the professional artist. This workshop is perfect for those embarking on VCE study in visual art and those planning to pursue creative tertiary study in visual and fine arts at the VCA or elsewhere.

HOW TO APPLY

Essential Information

10.00am – 4.00pm 9 Monday  -13 Friday July 2018 Prior experience with visual art making (e.g. painting, drawing, photography) is beneficial but not essential This course is suitable for 15 to 20 year olds Students will need to supply their own materials

Fees

Full Fee $550
CONTACT

For further information, please contact: E: visualart-shortcourses@unimelb.edu.au T: + 61 3 8344 6951

Job Vacancy – Business Traineership

This job has just been advertised and might suit a Yr 12 student from 2017 – Please pass on to anyone you know who is seeking a position.

Westvic Staffing Solutions in partnership with Aussie Broadband are seeking suitable applicants to apply for the position of Business Trainee.   Tasks include

  • Greeting customers
  • Answering telephones
  • Receiving payments
  • General administration tasks
  • Key requirements
  • Friendly professional nature
  • Attention to detail
  • General computer skills
  • Well presented with a strong work ethic
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Willingness to undertake Certificate III in Business
  • Drivers licence would be beneficial but not essential
  • Position will be full time for a contract period of 12 months with the scope to be employed permanently post the traineeship. School leavers encouraged to apply.   For further information please contact Anthony Smith  at Westvic Staffing Solutions on 55619 000 or email asmith@westvic.org.au   Applications close 5pm Friday 9th March 2018
  • Anthony Smith Apprentice / Trainee Consultant 190 Koroit St, Warrnambool, Victoria, 3280 PO Box: 933 P.  03 5561 9000 F. 03 5562 1858 M. 0427 356 826

UMAT Preparation Workshop Schedule 2018 (Year 10, 11 & 12 Students)

Places are filling fast – don’t miss out!

Click here to view  available workshop dates

THE STRUCTURE OF THE SIMULATED UMAT DAY

Whether you are in Year 10, 11 or 12, our face-to-face full day UMAT workshop is an excellent chance for you to assess your UMAT knowledge and discover what areas need the most attention. The workshop includes 5 hours of tuition time to cover every section of the UMAT, the various types of questions to be encountered and how to tackle them, and of course Medical Interviews.

After a short lunch break, students will be sitting full strength, 3 hours UMAT mock paper under strict test conditions. Our past students always say that this part of the day is a very similar experience to the one when attempting the real UMAT. So why not put yourself through this experience and identify your strengths and weaknesses before the actual big day.

The Simulated UMAT Day is finalised by scoring the test, answering students’ questions, and providing advice and recommendations. Make sure you take the opportunity to meet and discuss the UMAT with our expert teacher and ask any questions you may have.

Please note, places for this event are strictly limited and registration is required.

Click here  to register online.

Alternatively, browse our website to see what you can gain by truly preparing yourself for one of the biggest days of your life. If you are serious about a career in health and considering structured UMAT preparation, we also highly recommend our PlatinumPremium or DLP UMAT Courses.

NIE UMAT preparation resources include:

UMAT Preparation Textbooks

UMAT Workshops

UMAT Tuition

Medical Interview Preparation

Recent UMAT NIE Blogs:

UMAT 2018 Date and Registration

Why study Medicine? Entry from a current Undergraduate Medicine Student at Monash University.

So Where Do I Start my UMAT Journey…And how much time do I need to get ready for the UMAT?

Balancing UMAT preparation with Year 12 studies. How much time should I spend on UMAT practice?

How do you structure your UMAT Preparation? Can you study and successfully prepare for the UMAT?

UMAT percentile and UMAT scores requirement for medicine and dentistry. What if I don’t get the right mark? ATAR and Year 12 academic achievement.

Preparing for Medical Interviews. The structured panel, semi-structured interviews, and MMI.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions in relation to UMAT preparation or our services.

Best Wishes,   The NIE TEAM

National Institute of Education

1300 974 187    mob. 0404 197 178

mob. 0412 439 115   enquiries@nie.edu.au    www.nie.edu.au

Work Experience Groups and Dates for 2018

 

Warrnambool College – Year 10 Work Experience Dates:

Work Experience Forms are being distributed by the Year 10 Humanities Teachers and need to be returned to your Humanities Teacher by the due date.  These forms will consist of the “Official Departmental Permission Form” and a Form outlining the students Work Experience Preferences (3 Job Preferences are required).

Students can choose to do Work Experience in Warrnambool from the list of positions provided in the Work Experience Booklet – handed out with the forms.

Note:  Work Experience is just that – an “Experience of Work.” It is not meant to be job training.  Many employment positions – especially professions do not allow students to undertake work experience at Year 10 due to the sensitivity of the position or the maturity of Year 10 students.  Many students therefore choose positions that might help them to find a part-time employment position.

Students are also required to complete an on-line, Occupational Health & Safety Program before being allowed to undertake Work Experience.

Students from Year 11 & 12 may undertake Work Experience during normal Holiday breaks. All Work Experience enquiries should be directed to Mr Bollard.

2018 Work Experience Dates are as follows:

Tues 13 to Friday 16 March              

10ENGA5A & 10ENGF2A – Ms Brown’s English Groups

Monday 21 to Friday 25 May

10ENGC2E & 10ENGC5A – Ms Connellan’s English Groups

Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June

10ENGC1C – Ms McKenzie’s English Group

10ENGC6D – Ms Askew’s English Group

Monday 23 to Friday 27 July

10ENGA1B – Ms Crevola’s English Group

10ENGC2B – Ms Vesey’s English Group

Monday 12 to Friday 16 Nov                            

10ENGS2A – Ms Hulin’s English Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VTAC Offers 2018 – Reminders ( 18 Jan 2018)

Reminders – How VTAC Works

  1. Always Accept or Defer your first offer.
  2. You are sill eligible for any VTAC Preferences above the Offer you received in round 1.
  3. So you might sill get an offer in round 2 for you higher Preference’s
  4.  We recommend you accept your Round 1 offer and if you receive a Round 2 offer you can easily transfer to the new offer.
  5. If you have any questions – Please ring me on 0477 664 960

Yours

Peter Bollard, Careers Practitioner.

 

VTAC Round 1 Offers – Now Published

With Round 1 offers now released, change of preference prior to Round 2 is open until 29 January 2018 (4pm) for domestic and international applicants.

For students who had submitted a course application but failed to pay the course application fee, late payments can now be made through their existing VTAC account. The late payment fee is $53 and must be paid by Monday 29 January (4pm) for Round 2 consideration.

For students who had not submitted a course application last year but now wish to apply for courses in Victoria, January applications can now be submitted by creating a VTAC account and applying for courses. January applications close on Monday 22 January 2018 (5pm), with payment of the $53 fee due by 4pm the next day. Please note that January applicants will not be able to change their submitted preferences until after Round 2.

 

Deakin University – Warrnambool Campus Scholarships (12 Dec 2017)

Deakin’s Warrnambool campus has in 2017 been working with the south west community to establish a scholarship fund that will provide financial support for students to commence their undergraduate degree here on campus. We would like to offer your year 12 students the opportunity to apply for a $7000 scholarship to study here at the Warrnambool campus, commencing in Trimester 1 2018.   Please note the scholarships are targeted for students to commence undergraduate degrees in Education (Primary Ed), Health, Science (Marine Biology), Psychological Science and Commerce.

All of these degree programs are listed on our Deakin webpage at http://www.deakin.edu.au/deakin-warrnambool

The application process for students who may wish to apply can be found at http://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/scholarships/find-a-scholarship/south-west-philanthropic-scholarships-for-deakin-warrnambool-campus

All applications will be reviewed to identify students who are most appropriate and meet the eligibility criteria for entry into their chosen course.  All successful applicants will also be eligible for a discount for accommodation on campus at the Student Residence.

If you have any Questions – Please Contact Peter Bollard – Careers Practitioner

NEW – Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

Students from regional and remote areas can now apply for scholarships valued at up to $18,000 to undertake STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies, including in agriculture and health fields.

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships supports students for up to four years (or the part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying a Certificate IV to a PhD level course.  The scholarships support flexible study and include part-time and online students.

Students may receive a further $500 to support an internship.

To be eligible for a scholarship the applicant must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia;
  • not have already commenced their eligible course of study;
  • have a permanent home address that is in a regional or remote area as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard. Applicants can check the remoteness classification of their address.
  • Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of need and merit, as outlined in Section 6 of the program guidelines, with priority given to women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people among others.You can submit your application and supporting documentation to the Scholarship Support Organisation at the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).
  • To apply for a scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application form and attach the following supporting documentation:
  • How to apply
  • evidence of Australian citizenship, permanent residency, holding a permanent humanitarian visa or being a New Zealand citizen living in Australia;
  • proof of residence in a regional or remote area in Australia;
  • evidence of financial need; and
  • evidence of eligibility for other considerations (available in Section 6 of the program guidelines).Scholarship Support Organisation
  • The Department of Education and Training has contracted the QTAC as the Scholarship Support Organisation, to manage the application and selection processes, distribute scholarship funding, monitor continued eligibility and compliance with scholarship conditions, and report to the department.
  • Applications for the 2018 round of the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship program are open from Monday, 4 December 2017 and close Monday, 8 January 2018.