Warrnambool Careers Expo (May 18, 19 & 20 – 2015)

All Warrnambool and District Secondary Colleges in conjunction with the region’s Further Education providers will be combining to host the Biennial Careers Expo during Careers Week in May 2015. The primary aim of the Expo is to assist students and their parents to research a wide range of careers options in preparation for the important decisions students will make over the next few years.

The Careers Expo is conducted every two years and from past experience and testimonials, is an invaluable experience and extremely useful in assisting students in their career decision making and transition process. Research clearly indicates that families who research career options early have a greater degree of success in navigating through the many career options.

Guest presenters are current practitioners in their chosen vocations and they will outline the day to day tasks involved within their career, the career paths and education and training required to obtain employment in their field / industry as well as further career prospects / advancement opportunities.  Students from Year 8 to Year 12 can attend the Careers Expo.

 Expo Dates and Venues:

Monday 18 May 2015 7:00 pm Emmanuel College
Tuesday 19 May 2015 7:00 pm  Brauer College
Wednesday 20 May 2015 7:00 pm Warrnambool College

Each evening will commence at 7:00pm with an array of static displays. Presentation commence at the times listed below:

 

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
7:15pm – 7:55pm 8:00pm – 8:40pm 8:45pm – 9:25pm

Students are able to choose up to three different presentations on each of the three evenings. As it is possible to attend nine different career presentations during the week, we encourage all students and parents to take full advantage of this schedule.

Students MUST complete the forms and return them to your Careers Teacher prior to the event.  Date will be notified.

Once you have indicated which sessions you wish to attend:

þ   We will work out a timetable for you.

þ   After processing, these forms will be returned to you indicating which sessions you will be attending and the room location of the presentation.

þ   A map is located on the reverse side of each evening program and it will indicate where each of the rooms are located at each of the Secondary Colleges. 

Career preparation is vitally important to any child’s future prospects and students are encouraged to do a little research prior to the Expo in order to ask relevant questions, enjoy and make the most of this opportunity.  More details will follow……

VTAC Offers – 20 January 2015

All Round 1 Offers have now been published.  If you have not accessed your VTAC Account – then please do so.

Follow all instruction about Accepting and Defering Offers very carefully.

If you need any Assistance with VTAC or Accommodation options please contact Mr Bollard ASAP.  Phone:  55644 406

Official VTAC Offer information listed below:

Rounds 1 and 2

If you applied for course codes ending in 1, 2 and 4, you will receive notification in your VTAC user account advising whether you have received an offer.

If you have not received any offers you will be notified in Round 2.

Don’t panic if you haven’t received the offer you were hoping for. You may still be eligible for future offers.

If you applied for course codes ending in 1, 2 and 4, you will automatically be considered, in Round 2, for:

  • preferences listed higher than an offer you’ve received, or
  • all preferences if you haven’t received an offer

If you want to be considered for preferences which are listed lower on your VTAC application than an offer you have received or a course that is not on your list of preferences, see Negotiated offer process below.


If you applied for course codes ending in 3, you will be considered for offers in the International offer rounds.

Round two—No guarantees

Even if you are eligible, there are no guarantees that you’ll receive an offer in the next round. Course authorities can only make offers in future rounds if there are places available. Some courses may fill their quotas in Round 1.

Your chances of receiving an offer in the next round will vary for each course. However, in general, over 80% of offers are made in Round 1.

How many offers?

If you are applying for general tertiary and other graduate courses, you can receive a maximum of one offer per offer round.

If you do not receive any offers in any of the offer rounds you are also eligible to apply for a course not listed on your application using the Negotiated offer process, or if you have given VTAC permission to release your application information to courses with vacancies, you may be eligible for a supplementary offer.

Getting your offers

When offers are released, you can view your offers  in your VTAC user account.

  • For international students who have applied through VTAC and studied an Australian Year 12 in 2014, Round 1 offer information will be available in your VTAC user account from 2pm Friday 9 January 2015
  • For applicants to graduate entry teaching (GET) courses through VTAC, Round 1 offer information will be available in your VTAC user account from 2pm Wednesday 14 January 2015.
  • For all other applicants to courses through VTAC, Round 1 offer information will be available in your VTAC user account from 2pm Monday 19 January 2015

Round 1 and Round 2 offers may also be published by newspapers (in print and/or online) with your permission.You give this permission either at the time of applying, or later in your VTAC user account. If you want to change your permission, see Making changes. 
 Verbal offers have no status. If you receive a verbal offer you should ask for the name of the person making the offer and contact VTAC immediately.


Other offer processes

Negotiated offer process

If your negotiated offer request is approved, you cannot submit another request and you forfeit the right to be considered for any other offers through VTAC for the remainder of the selection period.

What are my chances?

Your chances of receiving a negotiated offer depends on whether there are still places available after the previous offer round, whether you meet the selection criteria and whether selection authorities are willing to make you an offer.

When to apply

You can apply for a negotiated offer from 9am Tuesday 20 January 2015.

Who can apply for a negotiated offer?

You can apply for a negotiated offer if you want to be considered for:

  • a course preference listed lower than an offer you have received
  • a course not listed on your application (including graduate-entry teaching courses)

Don’t rely on the negotiated offer option to get into the course you want. Not all courses accept negotiated offer requests. And because some courses fill fast, all places in the course may be taken by Round 1.

To find out if the course you want accepts negotiated offer requests, check the list of GET negotiated courses. Please contact individual institutions to further discuss the availability of negotiated offers. For institution contacts and website, see individual institution pages.

How to apply for a negotiated offer

First you must ensure that you meet the requirements for the course.

If you are applying for graduate-entry teaching courses you must also qualify for the specialist teaching areas. See Entrance requirements.


Next you must check the list of available courses, then contact the selection officer for the course to find out whether there are any places available and whether they are prepared to consider making you an offer. At this stage you should also check the final date they will accept applications for a negotiated offer and if the selection officer requires any documentation. Then you must complete the negotiated offer request in your VTAC user account.

What happens next?

Your request is forwarded to the course selection officer to consider. You can track the progress of your negotiated offer request via your VTAC user account.

Pending status:

If the status of your negotiated offer request is ‘Pending’, it is still awaiting a response from the selection officer. While your request is ‘Pending’ you can choose to remove it and submit another request for a different course. Or you can wait to be considered for higher preferences on your course application.

You can only have one negotiated offer request ‘Pending’ at any one time.


Rejected status:

If the status of your negotiated offer request is ‘Rejected’, you will not be offered a place in that course. You can submit another request for a different course. Or you can wait to be considered for higher preferences on your course application.

Approved status:

If the status of your negotiated offer request is ‘Approved’, you will be offered a place in that course in the next round of offers.

If your negotiated offer request is approved your offer will be formalised through the VTAC offer system and you will receive an offer message in your VTAC user account in the next offer round.


Supplementary offer process

Some institutions may make supplementary offers after Round 2 if they have places available.

Who can get supplementary offers?

You may receive supplementary offers if you:

  • have not received an offer in any of the previous offer rounds (Early, Round 1, Round 2); and
  • have not been granted an offer for a negotiated offer; and
  • have given VTAC permission to release your application to all courses with vacancies.

You give this permission either at the time of applying, or later in your VTAC user account. Supplementary offers will be processed weekly.

If you receive two or more offers at the same time, you will need to choose which offer to accept—you should not accept more than one offer.

Accepting an offer/enrolment

Receiving an offer does not confirm your enrolment in the course. To secure your place, you must follow the enrolment instructions in your offer message. In some cases you may be required to attend enrolment in person on a specific date and time.

If you can’t attend enrolment

If you are unable to attend at the specified time you should check with the institution whether an authorised nominee (someone you choose) can enrol on your behalf.

For a list of institutions that have provided information about their enrolment and deferment policies on the VTAC website, see Participating institutions.