CASPer Test: Undergraduate Teaching Courses 2018

Gap Year Jobs – Apply Now – Ideal for Year 12 Students

Bicycle Centre – 2 Positions
A New Bicycle Centre is to open in Lava Street in conjunction with Crichtons Fireside Center.  they are Seeking 2 people to employ and train in all aspects of both businesses.  you do not have to be a bike mechanic, but you do have to have a passion for bikes and be willing to be trained.  You MUST have a good rapport with customers.. Contact Darren Harris – Lava Street Bicycle Center.

Cabinet Maker Apprenticeship – I Position
GM Cabinets in East Warrnambool are also looking to employ an apprentice for next year.  Contact the Employer directly:  51 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool VIC 3280.  Phone: 0409 146 330

Surveyors Assistant: 1 Position
Alan Simpson Surveyors is seeking a trainee for 2018 – Contact Alan at  58 Fairy St, Warrnambool VIC 3280.  Phone: (03) 5561 1846

Special Notice to all Year 12 Students / Parents / Guardians

Dear Parent / Guardian / Student,

Parents and students are reminded of the deadlines for making your application for admission into a TAFE or University course via a VTAC Application for 2018.

VTAC APPLICATIONS CLOSE:   Thursday 28 September 2017 (5:00 pm)

SEAS Applications Close:    Tuesday 10 October 2017 (5:00 pm)

Scholarships via VTAC:  Friday 13 October 2017 – (5 pm)

VCE results & ATAR via On-line: Friday 15 December 2017 – (7:00 am)

VTAC Change of Preferences Period:  20 November to 20 December 2017 (12.00 noon).

VTAC First Round Offers: On-line:  Tuesday 16 January  2018. 2:00 pm. (On-line / E-mail)

However you are advised that students should complete an application by the end of Term 3 – Friday 22 September, so that if you have any difficulties making your application we can provide some assistance.

Remember: Students MUST pay the VTAC Application Fee ($35.00) before VTAC will forward your application to a tertiary institution.  We recommend you pay as soon as you complete your application.  Final Closing Date to pay VTAC is 28 September 2017. Failure to pay the VTAC Application Fee will negate your application and Selection Officers will not be able to consider you for a course.

All students are strongly encouraged to make a VTAC Application as it increases your career and employment opportunities. Once your VTAC Application is made you are able to concentrate on your final assessments and revisit (change) your VTAC course preferences once the exams are completed and you know your results (12 December).

Students should receive your ATAR Score and individual study scores on Friday 15 December and will have until Wednesday 20 December to Change  VTAC Preferences if you wish.

On-Campus Accommodation:  You Need to Apply before the end of the school Holidays in September, Most accommodation applications are done online. See various institution websites

Thinking of Having a Gap Year:  Well do you have a Job ?  If not think Again.  Start Applying!

If you are looking for Employment – Apply before the end of the year – after the exams. Register with Westvic or any other Employment Agency such as WDEA.

South West TAFE – Apply Directly to the Institute.  Many applied courses available such as:  Aged Care, Agriculture, Arts, Business, Community Services, Nursing, Childcare, Tourism, Events, Maritime, Environment, Hairdressing & Beauty, Trades (Automotive, Building, Electrical,  Engineering, Plumbing).

If you have any questions please contact me directly on 55 644 406. Please keep this for your reference.

Peter Bollard

Careers Practitioner

RMIT SNAP (Schools Network Access Program)

SNAP is one way RMIT ensures a diverse and inclusive student population.

SNAP students can receive priority access to RMIT Courses through a Bonus on your score of up to 20 points. or Equivalent extra consideration towards selection tasks such as folios or interviews.

Who Can Apply for SNAP ?  Any Year 12 Student.

How do you apply for SNAP ?  Students apply via VTAC Website under SEAS.  Schools will then endorse SNAP students according to a criteria including:   Aptitude, Study Skills, Self-Management, Aptitude for course and related careers. Students need to obtain a SNAP Application from Mr Bollard once they have decided upon their VTAC course application. (Early August).

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)
http://www.acu.edu.au/99146
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)
http://www.boxhill.edu.au/events/
Charles Sturt University
Campus tours
http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/unilife/campuses/campus-tours
MyDay http://csu.edu.au/myday
Collarts (Australian College of the Arts)
South Melbourne campus Saturday 5 August (10am-3pm)
http://collarts.edu.au/open-day/ 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)
http://openday.deakin.edu.au/
Endeavour College of Natural Health https://www.endeavour.edu.au/events
Federation University Australia
Camp Street Sunday 27 August (10am-3pm)
Mount Helen (Ballarat) Sunday 27 August (10am-3pm)
http://federation.edu.au/openday
Footscray City Films
Footscray campus Sunday 20 August (1pm-4pm)
http://footscrayfilms.com.au/open-day/
Gordon (The)
City (Geelong) Sunday 6 August (11am-3pm)
Holmes Institute
FashionMasters campus Telephone: (03) 9945 9511
http://www.fashionmasters.com.au
Holmesglen
All campuses Open days are run throughout the year
http://www.holmesglen.edu.au/open
JMC Academy
Melbourne campus 12 August (10am-4pm)
http://www.jmcacademy.edu.au/events/open-days/register-for-our-next-open-day-2017-1
La Trobe University
Albury-Wodonga Saturday 12 August
Bendigo Sunday 27 August
Melbourne Sunday 6 August
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/openday
LaTrobe College of Art and Design
Collingwood Sunday 20 August (11am-4pm)
http://www.latrobecollege.edu.au
Longerenong Ag College http://www.longy.com.au
Macleay College
City Tuesday 4 July
https://macleay.edu.au/events/career-taster-day-melbourne/
Marcus Oldham College
Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Sunday 13 August (10am-2:30pm)
http://www.marcusoldham.vic.edu.au
Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Sunday 20 August (10am-3pm)
https://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/open-day/
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)
http://www.monash.edu/open-day/
Moorabbin Flying Services
Ground Theory Centre Thursday 3 August (12pm-4pm)
http://www.mfs.com.au
Navitas College of Public Safety
City Sunday 13 August (10am-2pm)
http://www.ncps.edu.au/information-session-registration-form/ 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)
http://www.rmit.edu.au/events/all-events/rmit-open-day
SAE Creative Media Institute
SAE Melbourne Saturday 5 August (10am-2pm)
https://sae.edu.au/news-and-events/events/
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Sunday 30 July (10am-4pm)
http://www.swinburne.edu.au/openday
University of Melbourne (The)
Parkville Sunday 20 August (10am-4pm)
http://openday.unimelb.edu.au
Victoria University
Footscray Park Sunday 20 August (10am-3pm)
http://www.vu.edu.au/openday
William Angliss Institute of TAFE
City Sunday 13 August (9.30am-3pm)
https://www.angliss.edu.au/openday

CAREERS EXPO 2017 – Full Program

Dear Students and Parents

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 July/August 2017. 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/pathway 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 potential related career prospects / advancement opportunities.

Expo Dates and Venues:

Monday 31 July 2017 7:15 pm Warrnambool College
Wednesday 2 August 2017 7:15 pm Emmanuel College
Monday 7 August 2017 7:15 pm Brauer College
Wednesday 9 August 2017 6:00pm Kings College

 

The first 3 evenings will commence at 7:00pm with 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 first three evenings. The Kings College evening will begin at 6:00pm and will run with two repeating sessions, running each 30 minutes, it will also host a tertiary institution exhibitor display with many tertiary providers in attendance. As it is possible to attend eleven different career presentations during the fortnight, we encourage all students and parents to take full advantage of this schedule.

Please find attached booking sheets for each of the Careers Expo evenings.

Students MUST complete the forms and return them to your Careers Teacher by Friday 30 June 2017.

Once you have indicated which sessions you wish to attend:

  •  We will work out a timetable for you.
  • After processing, the forms will be returned to you indicating which sessions you will be attending and the room location of the presentation.
  • A map is located on the reverse side of each evening program and it will indicate the location of each presentation. 

Career preparation is vitally important to your 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.

 

 


 Warrnambool & District Careers Teachers Association

presents

CAREERS EXPO 2017

Monday 31 July 2017 at 7:15pm – Warrnambool College, Grafton St, Warrnambool

Session 1: 7.15pm – 7.55pm, Session 2: 8.00pm – 8.40pm, Session 3: 8.45pm – 9.25pm

Student Name: _____________________House/ Home Group: _______ Nos Attending:_____

   

School: (W’bool Coll) (Emm Coll) (Brau Coll) (Kings Coll) (Other_________) (circle your  school)

Please tick a maximum of three (3) career information sessions you wish to attend from the list below (LH Column)

ü  3 Field Session Content Room Session

(Office Use)

  Advertising / Marketing / Communications Marketing, Brand / Product Manager, Courses & Pathways A1  
  Business and Accounting Business Planning, Courses, Training & Pathways C4  
  Electrical / Electrotechnology Electrician Occupations, Courses, Training, Career Pathways A5  
  Emergency Services / Ambulance / Fire person Entry Methods, Career Opportunities, Pathways Hall  
  Multi Media/ Web Design Multi-media Developer, Courses, Job Descriptions Studio 1  
  Nutrition (Food & Nutrition Consultant)/Dietician Job Descriptions, Education Options, Career Pathways L6  
  Gap year – Volunteering Overseas Lattitude Global Volunteering – Program designed for young people who wish to spend some time in a Gap year placement program overseas.  Jobs include:  School Assistant, Teacher, Sports Coach, Outdoor activities instructor, Community Worker, Caring assistant.  Counties include:  Argentina, Canada, Poland, UK, Ghana, Malawi, China, Fiji, India, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Library Study Grey Area  
  Medicine / Dentistry/Oral Health Care Entry Options, Career Specialisations A7  
  Pharmacy / Pathology Career Pathways, Education Options Studio 4  
  Health Promotions / Community Health Nurse Entry, Various Career Fields / Education Options

Eg: Cancer Council, Diabetes, Anti Smoking

L4  
  Aged Care/Disabilities Education / Training Options, Employment Pathways P3  
  Journalism – Editor Session 1 only Education Pathways, Employment Opportunities, E- Magazines Auditorium  
  Law and Related Occupations – Sessions 2 & 3 only Education Options, Career Opportunities

Eg: Commercial/Criminal/Court Officials

Auditorium  
  Performing Arts / Actor / Sound & Lighting / Stage Career Pathways, Education, Training

 

P2  
  Psychological Occupations Clinical / Community / Educational / Forensic, Pathways Staff Room  
  Trade Occupations Including:

Pathways VET Programs

School Based Apprenticeships Session 1 only

Pathways to eg: Automotive, Building and Cabinetmaking, Engineering, Plumbing, Plastering and Painting, Hospitality, Fashion, Arts, Hairdressing, Beauty / Makeup, Community Services, Media, Sport and Recreation, Library – VCE Study Centre  
  Veterinary Science / Veterinary Nurse Entry Methods, Education, Career Opportunities A2  

Please return this form to your Careers Teacher by Friday 30 June. See back for campus map

 


Warrnambool & District Careers Teachers Association

Presents

CAREERS EXPO 2017

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 at 7:15pm – Emmanuel College, Ardlie Street Campus, Warrnambool

Session 1: 7.15pm – 7.55pm, Session 2: 8.00pm – 8.40pm, Session 3: 8.45pm – 9.25pm

  

Student Name: _________________________ House/Home Group: ______ Nos Attending:_________

   

Your School: (W’bool Coll) (Emm Coll) (Brau Coll) (Kings Coll) (Other_________) (circle your  school)

Please tick a maximum of three (3) career information sessions you wish to attend from the list below (LH Column)

ü 3 Field Session Content Room Session

(Office Use)

  Agriculture – Careers – Wide variety of Occupations including Training Pathways Agricultural Scientist, Agronomist, Technical Officer, Life Scientist, Dairy industry, Food Industry B3  
  Art and Design – Education & Training Pathways / Opportunities Commercial Artist; Painter; Sculpture B4  
  Defence Forces – Army, Navy, Air Force General and Officer Entry Emm C  
  Fashion Industry Design/ Merchandising / Retail/ Entrepreneur D10  
  Project Management- corporate/government Pathways – what it means to manage a team/project Emm C  
  Hairdressing / Beauty Services – Therapist Salons, spas, training and options D1  
  Alternative: Naturopath Natural Therapist and related occupations D2  
  Radiography/Nuclear Medicine (Radiation Therapy) Medical Imaging Technology, Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology. D6  
  Registered & Psychiatric Nursing Registered / Enrolled, Training, Pathways D7  
  Therapies / Allied Health Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Training / Pathways LRC  
  Tourism – Event & Venue Management / Tour Guiding / Travel Agency Training, Employment Opportunities D9  
  Food Technology / Food Processing Career & Trade, Training Opportunities C7  
  Media Industry – Radio, TV and Film Training and Career Opportunities D11  
  Real Estate/ Valuation/ Property Management/ Town Planning Education and Training, D8  
  Health Information Management/Medical Records/Administration Career and training opportunities C1  
  Social Welfare – Community Worker / Therapist Education, Entry Methods, B2  
  Sporting Industry / Coaching / Fitness / Trainer / PE Teaching Education, Training, Entry Methods, EmmC  
  Teaching – Pre-School, Primary and Secondary/SDS Education, Training, Entry Methods, C2/3  
  Trade Occupations Including:

Pathways VET Programs

School Based Apprenticeships

Sessions 1 only

Pathways to Automotive, Building and Cabinetmaking, Engineering, Plumbing, Plastering and Painting, Hospitality, Fashion, Arts, Hairdressing, Beauty / Makeup, Community Services, Media, Sport and Recreation B6  

Please return this form to the Careers Team by Friday 30 June 2017 (Yr10’s 23rd). See back for campus map

 


 

Warrnambool & District Careers Teachers Association

presents

CAREERS EXPO 2017

Monday 7th August at 7:15pm – Brauer College, Caramut Road, Warrnambool

Session 1: 7.15pm – 7.55pm, Session 2: 8.00pm – 8.40pm, Session 3: 8.45pm – 9.25pm

  

Student Name: ____________________House/ Home Group: ______ Nos Attending:______

   

School: (W’bool Coll) (Emm Coll) (Brau Coll) (Kings Coll)(Other_________) (circle your  school)

Please tick a maximum of three (3) career information sessions you wish to attend from the list below (LH Column)

ü 3 Field Session Content Room Session

(Office Use)

  Aircraft Pilot / Maintenance / Air Frame / Technologist Civil Aviation / Training Opportunities A7  
  Architecture / Drafting / Surveying / Construction Management Courses and Employment Opportunities A2  
  Business and Management Enterprise and Management Opportunities, Start Up Businesses/Online A6  
  Childcare Services – Day Care / Childcare / Management Careers / Education and Training Pathways B4  
  Chiropractic / Osteopathy / Massage Courses and Career Opportunities B6  
  Computer / IT / Programming / Games Careers Career Options, Entry methods, Education / Training A1  
  Environment & Conservation / Environmentalist Parks Management, Training, Career Opportunities B2  
  Environmental Health (Municipal) Public Health Health Inspecting of Businesses, Immunisation etc A3  
  Registered & Mental Health Nursing Registered / Enrolled, Training, Pathways E69  
  Therapies: Podiatry, Speech Therapy Career Pathways, Education and Training E7  
  Hospitality – Chef, Catering, Commercial Cookery Pastry Cook – Education, Training, Career Pathways A8  
  Photography – Photographer Education, Training, Employment options A9  
  Police Officer and PSO (Protection Service Officer) Departmental Opportunities, Training & Entry Requirements / Testing E3  
  Professional Engineer: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Robotics / Integrated Technologies (pathway course to engineering) Education, Training, Training & Career Pathways A11  
  Mining and Gas Industries plus related Occupations Apprenticeships through to Professional Careers B5  
  Trade Occupations Including:

Pathways VET Programs

School Based Apprenticeships Session 1 only

Pathways to eg: Automotive, Building and Cabinetmaking, Engineering, Plumbing, Plastering and Painting, Hospitality, Fashion, Arts, Hairdressing, Beauty / Makeup, Community Services, Media, Sport and Recreation LIB  
  Water Catchment Management, Fisheries/Aquaculture Fisheries, Marine Biology & Waterways, Environmental Science, Courses & Pathways B1  

 

Please return this form to your Careers Teacher by Friday 30 June 2017. See back for campus map

 


Warrnambool & District Careers Teachers Association

CAREERS EXPO 2017

Wednesday 9th August at 6:00pm – Kings College, Balmoral Road, Warrnambool

The sessions listed will be repeated 3 times, every 40 minutes from 6-8pm.

 

Student Name: ____________________House/ Home Group: ______ Nos Attending:______

 

School: (W’bool Coll) (Emm Coll) (Brau Coll) (Kings Coll)(Other_________) (circle your  school)

Please tick a maximum of three (3) career information sessions you wish to attend from the list below (LH Column)

Field Session Content Room Session

(Office Use)

  Higher & Tertiary Education – All Sessions TAFE and Uni Pathways Options, Fees, Entry Method, Accommodation and Financial Assistance 75  
  GAP year opportunities – All sessions Traineeships, work options 70  
  RIST and CQ university Agriculture further study options 88  
This evening will also host displays from higher education and vocational providers.To assist exhibitors to provide resources that may be required, please tick those that you intend to visit on the night.  They will be vaailbale in rooms 72,73 and 87.
  Exhibitor Description    
  Australian Catholic University (Ballarat) Multi campus university offering tertiary courses    
  Deakin University Warrnambool, Geelong and Burwood Campuses    
  Federation University University (with a Ballarat campus) offering tertiary courses    
  JMC Academy Digital Media Studies, Music, TV, Film …    
  La Trobe University Multi campus university offering a tertiary courses    
  Marcus Oldham Agriculture, equine and farm management    
  Monash University University, offering tertiary courses    
  RIST Rural Industries Skills Training – Vocational training in Agriculture    
  Longerenong Agriculture College    
  University of Melbourne Melbourne University offering tertiary courses    
  University of Tasmania Tasmanian university offering tertiary courses    
  University of South Australia South Australian university with a campus in Mt Gambier    
  SWTAFE South West TAFE- training and higher education    
  Victoria University Dual sector- higher education and technical    
  Swinburne University University offering tertiary courses    
  Melbourne Polytechnic TAFE and Higher Education institute    
  Whitehouse Institute of Design    
  PSC Photography Studies College – Melbourne    
  William Angliss TAFE – specialist centre for hospitality    
  VECCI Apprenticeship Services    
  WESTVIC Apprenticeship, traineeship, Youth employment services    
  Sarina Russo Employment and apprenticeship service    
  MEGT Apprenticeships, traineeships, recruitment    
  Crimson International study opportunities (USA and UK)    

 

Please return this form to your Careers Teacher by Friday 23 June 2017. See back for campus map

Snowboard Internships – Interested ?

EA Ski and Snowboard instructor internship positions for 2017 and 2018 are now open for applications at all locations in Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan. These instructor internships provide full training, accommodation, exams, lift passes and a guaranteed job offer at the end.   Students considering a career in the snow industry should get in touch with our experienced training consultants to discuss their training, visa and working options. The courses with Educating Adventures have been in operation at over 24 resorts around the world for 10 years, and with a 99% pass rate maintained each season AND the guaranteed job offer, it is a great career pathway program.   Program Requirements:

  • Intermediate to advanced skiing or snowboarding ability
  • Genuine interest in snow sports
  • Positive attitude and good work ethic
  • Ability to work as part of a team

We have put together this link for interested students to get further information, so please forward this to anyone who may be interested in this program. Alternatively, if you would like to respond to this email I can answer any questions you might have.   Warm Regards,

Chris Hazeldine Training Program Coordinator Educating Adventures Limited

E: sst@educatingadventures.com

W: www.educatingadventures.com   United Kingdom +44 (0) 20 7193 2647

Educating Adventures Limited

The air holidays and flights advertised on our website are ATOL protected by the CAA. Educating Adventures Limited ATOL number is ATOL 9231.

CAREERS EXPO 2017

Warrnambool & District Careers Teachers Association

Presents

CAREERS EXPO 2017

Monday 31 July – Warrnambool College, Grafton Rd, Warrnambool 

Wednesday 2 August – Emmanuel College – Ardlie St, Warrnambool 

Monday 7 August – Brauer College – Carumut Road, Warrnambool 

Session 1: 7.15pm – 7.55pm, Session 2: 8.00pm – 8.40pm, Session 3: 8.45pm – 9.25pm

Including over 30 different Career Presentations each night. Presenters will discuss their day to day job, why they choose this field, trends in the future, promotional opportunities, what they like and dislike about their occupation.  Wide range of diverse fields include:  Medicine, Law, Apprenticeships, Nursing, Pilots, Social Welfare, Teaching, Multi media, Performing Arts,  Aged care, Emergency Services, Environment, Hospitality, Police, Physiotherapy, Engineering, Business & Accounting, Art & Design, Fashion Industry, Tourism, Sporting Industry, and many more !

Students & Parents will have the opportunity to choose up to 3 different career field each night. Booking sheets for each night will be distributed to students in Years 9 to 12 in the coming weeks.  You will complete he Booking sheets and return them to the college before the end of term 2. 

Wednesday 9 August – Kings College, Balmoral Road, Warrnambool (6:00pm to 8:00pm)

Including Sessions on Tertiary Education – University & TAFE, Financing Tertiary Study, Gap Year Job Opportunities, Employment Agencies, Tertiary Education Providers such as Deakin University, Federation University, ACU, JMC Academy etc

Students & Parents will be able to attend 2 or 3 information sessions and talk to various providers in a supermarket session.

The Warrnambool Careers Expo has been running every second year for over 30 years and has generated a great deal of positive and enthusiastic feedback. The most important aspect about the program is that it is delivered by current and passionate representatives of their chosen profession, who provide a realistic and practical view of their own occupation and career pathway.  It is one of the BEST things you can do with your child while attending secondary school. Don’t Miss it !!

Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation Scholarship

Overview

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:  http://www.msrf.org.au/scholarships/

 

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