UMAT = Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admissions Test.

All students wishing to apply for an undergraduate Medicine (Monash Uni) or Dentistry & Oral Health (LaTrobe Uni)  must sit the UMAT on Wednesday 26 July 2017.  

Students need to Register by 2 June 2017 and Warrnambool students usually sit the test at the Geelong Test Center. You can sit the test in Melbourne if it suits you better.  Test Fee = $250.00, Concession Fee of $150.00 if eligible.

The UMAT Test is made up of 3 distinct parts and is a prerequisite for most medical courses across Australia.  UMAT does not endorse any UMAT prep courses and provide previous test questions at a cost.

Students / Parents need to read the UMAT Information Booklet – available from Mr Bollard at the Careers Centre.  If you have any questions please contact Mr Bollard directly – 55644 406

Defence Force Gap Year Jobs:

Each year the Army, Navy and Airforce offer a limited number of Gap Year positions for students who have completed Year 12. Gap Year Sailors for example can earn up to $57,600 for a 12 month period including uniform and many service allowances.

The application process is rigorous and involves a number of visits to Melbourne during the year. If you are interested you need to access the Defence Jobs Website and search for Gap year jobs.

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/

Year 10 Work Experience Dates: 2017

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.  

2017 Work Experience Dates are as follows: 

Tues 14 Mar to Frid 17 Mar  — Mrs Penn & Mr Payne’s Humanities Groups

Mon 22 May to Frid 26 May  —  Ms Brennan’s Humanities Groups    

Mon 29 May to Frid 2 June  —  Mr Finn’s Humanities Groups

Mon 24 July to Frid 28 July  —  Mr Sullivan & Ms Vells’s Humanities Groups

Mon 13 Nov to Frid 17 Nov —  Mr Darts Humanities Group

Part-time Jobs – KFC Warrnambool

If you are 15 and over and looking for a part-time job – This might be for you !  KFC Warrnambool are looking to recruit quite a number of young people for positions in Customer Service and Food Service.  A great place to start your employment journey.

To Apply – Go to www.kfc.com.au and complete the questionnaire.  You will then be contacted via E-mail within 3 days as to your suitability and asked to attend an interview.  You are also encouraged to drop in a Resume and ask to meet James  (Recruiting Manager).  KFC is also an Equal Opportunity Employer so all interested students should apply.  The main criteria for selection is your availability (Weekends / Holidays).  They will train you for the job. Any Questions please contact Mr Bollard.