Alice Jennings Scholarship – Year 12 Female Koorie Students

Scholarship details

  • Sponsored by the Department of Education and Training
  • Valued at $1000
  • Available for the duration of the course, subject to satisfactory academic progress
  • One scholarship awarded each year.

Who can apply?

  • Female Koorie students who are currently completing Year 12 in 2017 in a registered Victorian school, who will be commencing a full-time approved TAFE or university course in 2018 in a field that contributes to the welfare of the Koorie population (i.e. law, social work, education, psychology or applied science – health production, nursing, etc
  • Students involved in Koorie community activities.

What documentation do you need to provide?

  • Applicant’s 2017 academic results
  • Applicant’s confirmation of enrolment in an approved TAFE or university course – evidence will be required by 1 March 2018
  • Statement confirming the applicant’s involvement in Koorie community activities.

Application Closing Date

  • 1 February 2018

Further information

If you have not yet registered you will need to do so here Register  If you have already registered you can start your application here Apply for this Scholarship


CASPer Test: Undergraduate Teaching Courses 2018

Universities and Higher Education Open Day Calendar for 2017

Dear Students, Parents & Guardians

Please see the Universities and Higher Education Open Day Calendar for 2017 below.
Many Open Days are conducted in August each Year and students from Year 10 to 12 are encouraged to attend at least some each year.  Please note Deakin Warrnambool Open Day is Sunday 5 August.  A great opportunity to see first hand what Deakin has to offer.


University & Higher Education Open Days 2017
Australian Catholic University
Melbourne campus Sunday 13 August (10am-4pm)
Sunday 13 August (10am-4pm)
Ballarat campus Sunday 27 August (10am-3pm)
Australian Maritime College
Launceston campus Saturday 12 August (10am-3pm)
Box Hill Institute
Box Hill campus Sunday 27 August (10am-3pm)
Lilydale campus Sunday 20 August (10am-3pm)
Charles Sturt University
Campus tours
Collarts (Australian College of the Arts)
South Melbourne campus Saturday 5 August (10am-3pm) Saturday 20 January 2018 (10am-3pm)
Deakin University
Warrnambool Campus Sunday 6 August (9am-3pm)
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus Sunday 20 August (9am-3pm)
Geelong Waterfront Campus Sunday 20 August (9am-3pm)
Melbourne Burwood Campus Sunday 27 August (9am-3pm)
Endeavour College of Natural Health
Federation University Australia
Camp Street Sunday 27 August (10am-3pm)
Mount Helen (Ballarat) Sunday 27 August (10am-3pm)
Footscray City Films
Footscray campus Sunday 20 August (1pm-4pm)
Gordon (The)
City (Geelong) Sunday 6 August (11am-3pm)
Holmes Institute
FashionMasters campus Telephone: (03) 9945 9511
All campuses Open days are run throughout the year
JMC Academy
Melbourne campus 12 August (10am-4pm)
La Trobe University
Albury-Wodonga Saturday 12 August
Bendigo Sunday 27 August
Melbourne Sunday 6 August
LaTrobe College of Art and Design
Collingwood Sunday 20 August (11am-4pm)
Longerenong Ag College
Macleay College
City Tuesday 4 July
Marcus Oldham College
Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Sunday 13 August (10am-2:30pm)
Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Sunday 20 August (10am-3pm)
Monash University
Caulfield Sunday 6 August (10am-4pm)
Clayton Sunday 6 August (10am-4pm)
Parkville Sunday 20 August (10am-3pm)
Peninsula Saturday 5 August (10am-3pm)
Moorabbin Flying Services
Ground Theory Centre Thursday 3 August (12pm-4pm)
Navitas College of Public Safety
City Sunday 13 August (10am-2pm) Thursday 7 December (6pm)
Photography Studies College
Melbourne Sunday 13 August (10am-3pm)
RMIT University
City Sunday 13 August (10am-4pm)
Brunswick Sunday 13 August (10am-4pm)
Bundoora Sunday 13 August (10am-4pm)
SAE Creative Media Institute
SAE Melbourne Saturday 5 August (10am-2pm)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Sunday 30 July (10am-4pm)
University of Melbourne (The)
Parkville Sunday 20 August (10am-4pm)
Victoria University
Footscray Park Sunday 20 August (10am-3pm)
William Angliss Institute of TAFE
City Sunday 13 August (9.30am-3pm)

Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation Scholarship


Each year MSRF offers a number of scholarships for Year 12 students who are planning to pursue tertiary education. The number and value of scholarships we offer each year is dependent on funding and donations that we receive, and is also dependent on our partner organisations. This page provides an overview of the scholarships that will be available for current Year 12 students to apply for (i.e. students who will complete VCE in 2017). The application process and key dates are the same for each of these scholarships.

MSRF Foundation Scholarships

  • Scholarship consists of three elements: financial support, mentoring and leadership development
  • Financial support is valued at $45,000 ($15,000 per annum for three years)
  • Open to rural Victorian year 12 students who plan to attend university after they complete secondary school
  • Online application process
  • Selection criteria include: demonstrated leadership capacity/potential, financial need, desire to return to rural Victoria after graduation, community service and academic ability Key dates for all university scholarships
  • Application assessment period: August & September, 2017
  • Applications open: May 21, 2017
  • Applications close: July 28, 2017
  • Each application will be individually assessed. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by the MSRF selection panel during the September term holiday (date to be advised).
  • All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their applications by October 31, 2017.

How to Apply

  • Please carefully read the terms and conditions of the Foundation Scholarship before starting your application.
  • Ensure that your school principal is willing to endorse your application. Only 3 applications per school will be considered.
  • Apply online by clicking on the “Apply Now” button below (absent when applications have closed).
  • To read the application questions in advance, please click on the apply button below and work through the forms without saving or submitting your application.
  • After you submit your application you will see a confirmation page with your unique application code and instructions for your school principal and other referees. Forward that information to your school principal and other referees. Applications MUST receive endorsement from school principals before the closing date to be considered for a scholarship. One school reference is essential, and other references are recommended
  • Other references are optional but strongly recommended.

Selection Criteria 

  • Applications will be individually assessed, and may be shortlisted for interview. Interviews form part of the application process. All applications and interviews will be treated in the strictest confidence.
  • The MSRF Scholarship Selection Panel and MSRF Board will consider the following in selecting scholarship recipients:
  • Selection of scholarship recipients will be managed by the MSRF Scholarship Selection Panel and approved by the MSRF Board.
  • Demonstrated leadership in their local community (e.g. school leadership; participation or volunteering in in community organisations, events, sporting clubs; sharing family responsibilities; extra-curricular roles at school etc.)
  • Managing and/or overcoming personal disadvantage i.e. financial disadvantage, cultural challenges, social challenges, remoteness, disability, significant loss, trauma or other hardship.
  • Commitment to learning and academic ability.
  • Demonstrated interest and passion for living in rural/regional Victoria and an intent to return to rural/regional Victoria.
  • The level of likely impact on their life and rural/regional Victoria if awarded the scholarship
  • References confirming examples of demonstrated leadership, academic ability and potential, experience of hardship and how they have handled personal challenges.

Website Link:


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

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:

Federation Year 12 Scholarship

Federation Year 12 Scholarship

We offer scholarships to the value of $5,000 to Year 12 students within the Central Highlands, Wimmera, Barwon, Loddon, Mallee, Western District and Gippsland regions who enrol in a Federation University Australia course. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of excellence in your areas of study, contributions to the community and to your school and Principal’s statement.

No. awards available: 10

Award value: $5000

Award duration: One-off payment

Eligibility criteria

  • Current year 12 student intending to enrol at Federation University Australia
  • Residency requirements
  • Australian or New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Australian ResidentLevel of study: UndergraduateAssessment criteriaHow to applyPlease note: All schools within regional Victoria will be sent information along with application forms for this particular scholarship.Your application may be submitted using one of the methods below:2. Via mail to Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Team, Federation University Australia, PO Box 663, BALLARAT, VIC 3353Contact usTelephone +61 3 5327 9340   Email:
  • Scholarships, Grants & Bursaries Office
  • Close date: 21 October 2016
  • 1. Via email to (subject line: “FedUni Year 12 Scholarship – [Student Name]”
  • Application submission
  • Students are required to complete the FedUni Year 12 Scholarship application form and forward to their Principal for completing. It is the Principals responsibility to submit the form to Federation University.
  • Selection panel
  • Enrolment type: Full-time
  • Student type: Domestic

Year 12 Students Transition Program: 2016


All Year 12 students seeking to apply for University or TAFE for 2017, should have Received their copy of the VTAC guide by now.  If you have not done so – Contact Mr Bollard ASAP.  The guides where distributed to students  last week at a special assembly where the VTAC application process was explained.

Most students will be able to complete their VTAC Application at home, but  we will run lunchtime workshops for students to attend so that all can be registered and have at least 1 preference on the system before the closing date.

A parent / guardian  presentation was conducted last week, to explain the VTAC process, how to apply for SEAS and scholarships, accommodation we will also look at issues such as Funding Tertiary study, Gap years, Finding employment etc.  It was close to a full house – so if you could not attend please contact me for an outline.

VTAC APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 29 September 2016 (5:00 pm)

However students are advised that you should complete your application by the end of Term 3  – Friday 16 September. This is to ensure that any problems encountered can be dealt with by school staff, well before the Closing Date.  For example – sometimes Birth Dates and names do not match

VCE Results & ATAR Scores: Monday 12 December 2016 at 7:00 am (Website service).

VTAC Change of Preferences:  21 Nov to 20 Dec 2016 – 12:00 noon. (FINAL)

VTAC  First Round Offers:  Monday 18 January 2017. (Online – E-mail)


SEAS is the umbrella program run by most institutions for applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage.

It allows selection officers to grant extra consideration for course entry to applicants, but is NOT USED AS A REPLACEMENT for course entry requirements. If a student does not complete the extra requirements for a course, then having a SEAS application will not help. Students will still need to attend all interviews, sit any required tests, submit all required folios, and fill in all required forms, regardless of the SEAS application.

Specific questions about how SEAS is used in selection for specific courses should be directed to the institution. REMEMBER THAT ALL APPLICANTS ARE SELECTED IN A COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT. Fulfilment of all course eligibility requirements (with or without SEAS) does not guarantee an offer.

SEAS Categories (4):

  1. Personal information and Location.
  2. Difficult family circumstances.
  3. Disadvantaged socio-economic background.
  4. Personal disability or medical condition.

Warrnambool students are all eligible for Category No 1:  Rural Background.

Not all institutions recognise all categories. VTAC’s website with SEAS link will provide an overview of the categories recognised by participating institutions. SEAS will boost your eligibility for entry, just by using Category 1 by about 5 or 6 points.

For all the latest Careers information and links to some fantastic web resources – Please visit the Careers Blog located on the College Home Page:

Warrnambool College Transition Program:

This year we have conducted lunchtime sessions for year 12 students on the following

23 February – JMC Academy Presentation – Provider of Specialist Media, Arts, Graphics, Music programs.

22 March – Deakin University Nursing Programs – Registered Nursing and Midwifery Course and Careers

12 April – Gap year Programs – Philippines – What to do in a Gap Year? Volunteering Overseas.

20 April – Presentation by the International College of Hotel Management.

10 May – Deakin University Business & Law Programs – Why do Business & Law ?  Career pathways.

17 May – Occupational Therapy – Ex Student from LaTrobe University outlined the many transition issues she encountered from leaving home and moving to Melbourne.  Along with how the course operated, her clinical placements, accommodation, and finally how she has now returned to work locally with Moyne Health Services.

24 May – Australian Defence Forces – Careers in Trades with the ADF.

14 June – How to use the VTAC Website !  Researching Courses and Careers.

12 July – Psychology and Psychophysiology courses at Swinburne – Presentation by Year 3 Ex Student – Marli Culkin

19 July – Ex-Students from University of Melbourne discussed their transition issues including why they chose to do a Science or Psychology course. How the Unimelb course system works to you favour, living on campus, finding jobs in Melbourne and  future plans.

11 August – VTAC Briefing for Students.  Why apply ?  How to apply, How to pay online; What is SEAS and Why it is important;  How to apply for scholarships;  VTAC Deadlines.

16 August – Ex  Students explain how they were successful in applying for scholarships.  Tips for new players, and why you should apply, how to prepare for scholarship interviews.

16 August – Uni SA, Introduction to the university and what they have to offer in the region and in Adelaide.

23 August – Deakin University – Warrnambool Campus – advantages of studying at home. Accommodation options and Pathways Courses.

29 August – Federation University, Courses and Pathway Options.

30 August – VTAC and SEAS Workshops.

5 September – South West TAFE – Courses, Apprenticeships and Pathways

6 September – Deakin University Accelerated Learning Program for gifted students (SEALP).

4 October – How to Successfully Apply for a Gap year Job ?

Plus VTAC Workshops at lunchtimes for those students who need assistance.