CAREERS WEEK, FOCUS ON OPEN DAYS & PATHWAY PLANNING
Careers Week is happening here at the college! It’s all about having career conversations with young people. At home, we encourage parents and family members to discuss their career journey and those of relatives and friends. The aim of the week is to inspire our young people to understand success, career journeys, challenges and future possibilities. Some pointers:
BOSCO PATHWAY PLANNING
With subject selection underway, it is a great time to research careers, courses and prerequisites.
Prerequisites for courses for current Year 10 students is now available must be studied to be eligible for entry in 2021.. These subjects
Students can research relevant courses through and by attending Open Days. Our Careers Centre has course guides and are happy for students to pop in at recess and lunchtimes.
To explore careers including duties/tasks, study pathways & future employment growth, go to Good Careers Guide and
All Year 10 students have developed a personal Career Action Plan with career interests, course areas and possible subjects for next year. Year 11s should continue researching courses, careers and attend Open Days. Year 12 are now deciding on preferences for courses.
All Year 12s will have an application appointment with a careers adviser to support them with the application process. Attending Open Days is crucial to decision making.
The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) processes course applications on behalf of participating higher education institutions. From Monday 6 August, you will be able to create a VTAC account and apply for vocational and higher education courses. VTAC has a series of resources to assist students with their applications. The following are three examples:
EARLY ENTRY SCHEMES NOW OPEN
Australian Catholic University (ACU), Community Achievers Program: Selection is based on: written application about history of community service/ leadership/volunteerism, academic reports, referee.
If you receive a place in the program, you will receive a guaranteed place in your desired course if you: achieve the required minimum ATAR set by the University and meet eligibility criteria for the course. Apply by 31 July
La Trobe University, Aspire Early Admissions Program: Selection is based on written application about history of community service/ leadership/ volunteerism, ATAR predicted by school, referee.
If you receive a place in the program, you will receive a guaranteed place in your desired course if you: achieve the required minimum ATAR set by the University and meet eligibility criteria for the course. Applications close 31 August,
Victoria University, VU Guaranteed: Salesian is an eligible school for this program only. ALL students are guaranteed a place in either Uni or TAFE course
For students wanting to studying at University or TAFE after school, it is crucial that you attend Open Days.
At an Open Day, you will be able to:
2018 OPEN DAYS
List of Victorian Open Day dates for private providers and TAFE institutes:
For Open Days at all other states and territories go to
Why is completing a vocational or higher education qualification after school so important? According to the My Career Match website:
To read more about the future automation, globalisation and collaboration of the future workforce, read the following report by the Australian Foundation for Young Australians -
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast