VTAC – Community Information Evening

VTAC Community Information Evening
Time:   7pm,
Date:  Thursday 9 August 2018
Venue:  Gwen and Edna Jones Auditorium
King’s College, Balmoral Road, Warrnambool
 

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) will be holding an open community information session. The session will cover information about applying to Universities, TAFEs and Independent Tertiary Colleges within Victoria; as well as information about the ATAR, scaling, special consideration, scholarships and offers.
This event will be of particular relevance to students currently completing VCE who are considering their post-Year 12 study options and their parents, as well as anyone in the community considering further study as a mature age applicant. Students in Years 9-11 and their parents may also find the session helpful when choosing subjects for VCE. Come along to find out everything you need to know about tertiary study in 2019 !

Job Vacancy – Trainee Court Registrar 2018

Trainee Court Registrar recruitment is now open!
While completion of VCE (or equivalent) is a minimum requirement for the role of Trainee Court Registrar, you may be in contact with past students who would be interested in the below role of Trainee Court Registrar.

Trainee Court Registrar recruitment is now open!
The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria (MCV) is still recruiting for Trainee Court Registrar positions.

Applications are currently open until 31 December 2018.
The position is advertised at :
https://careers.vic.gov.au/job/trainee-court-registrars-magistrates-court-of-victoria-200707?returnurl=https%3A//www.careers.vic.gov.au/jobs/trainee-court-registrar%3Fkeyword%3Dtrainee%2520court%2520registrar

Only completed applications submitted via the link above during the set period will be considered.   Attached is a link to the MCV website where you can locate valuable information about the role of a Trainee Court Registrar and a potential career with MCV.
https://www.magistratescourt.vic.gov.au/faqs/frequently-asked-questions/career-court-registrar-faq

Court proceedings are open to the public and prospective applicants are encouraged to visit a Court to observe proceedings prior to lodging an application.

We would appreciate if you could please forward this information on to any students who may be interested.

If you require any further information or clarification please call the Workplace Development and Support Team on 9032 0907.

Magistrates Court Victoria

 

Tertiary Open Days – Term 3 – 2018 Calendar

Open Days are coming up for most Victorian universities in Term 3 – but what are Open Days all about?  Which ones should you go to, and what will you do when you get there?

What is Open Day? On Open Day, a university opens its doors to anyone who is interested in attending their university in the future, or who would just like to know more about the university. University Open Days are well worth attending because they can help you make one of life’s important decisions. They usually occur on weekends during Term 3 of the school year.

Open Day advice  – Who can attend? Anybody can attend Open Day, and it’s important to remember that you don’t have to wait until Year 12 to go along. You might be in a lower year level at the moment and just beginning to consider university in the future – this is a great time to get a head start on finding out more about higher education and the study options available. Open Days are also a great chance for parents/guardians to find out more about their child’s future study options.

What happens at Open Day? Universities run tours of their campuses, have staff and student representatives from different courses and faculties to talk about what they do and they provide information about all different study services. Among the presentations, activities, food and fun, you also have an opportunity to talk informally with current students who are studying in the courses you are considering. Open Days also give you a chance to soak up the culture of university life while you’re still deciding your options for future study. While you are there, you can take the opportunity to ask questions about courses, facilities and your future plans, as well as exploring campuses, from teaching and learning areas to libraries, cafes, social spaces and accommodation.

“Must do” items to tick off:

  • Visit the areas such as students support services and student lounges to check out what it’s like to be a student. Does the campus feel like a place you’d like to belong?
  • Go on a campus tour and see what facilities and resources are available on campus.
  • Don’t just talk to university staff: make sure you chat with some current students of the institution. They are experts on what it’s like to study there, and have recently gone through the process of selecting and getting into their course.
  • Bring someone along with you. Parents/guardians are a great option as they may have information they want to find out too. A friend or other family member can also be helpful and make you feel comfortable making your first trip onto campus.
  • Watch out for student clubs and societies who will be around on the day. These can be an exciting addition to university life and cover a huge range of interests, often creating lots of social opportunities and freebies.

“Must find out” items to tick off:

  • Different pathways into the courses in which you’re interested.
  • Any prerequisite subjects or tasks for the courses you’re considering.
  • The time commitment of the course your considering (how many years it takes to complete the course, how many hours per week will you need to attend lectures and tutorials, and do extra reading and studying- uni doesn’t have set hours like school). What public transport and parking options are available if you are going to travel to uni.
  • What accommodation is available if you are considering moving away from home to go to uni.
  • The facilities that are available at the campus. Libraries, cafes, banks, book stores, security services are all commonly found at uni campuses.

What questions should I ask current university students?

  • Why do you choose to study at this university?
  • What is it like living away from home?
  • What do you wish you’d known before you started studying?
  • What jobs does your course lead to?
  • What are the best and worst things about uni in your opinion?
  • How have you found the course so far – what are the teaching / facilities / support like.
  • What’s this town/suburb like to live in?

What questions should I ask University staff ?

  • What are the prerequisites for the courses I’m considering?
  • What are my options if I don’t get the ATAR for this course?
  • What services and facilities are available for students?
  • Who should I contact if I have more questions?

What questions should I ask students and staff at on-campus accommodation?

  • Who can live on-campus at this university?
  • How long can I live on-campus for?
  • Am I guaranteed a place in on-campus accommodation if I’m accepted into a course?
  • How do I apply for accommodation?
  • What type of accommodation is available? (i.e. single rooms, shared room, shared or private bathroom and kitchens, room or flat living).
  • What extras are provided for students who live on-campus? (i.e. food, support services, social program, sports and recreational facilities).
  • What are the costs of living on-campus?

Please See the full list of Open Days for 2018 – attachment on Compass

Copies available at the VCE Front Desk.

Peter Bollard – Careers Practitioner

Open Day calendar – Link: 

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.