Year 11 students and parents are always welcome and invited to come and discuss subjects and pathways with our Careers Advisers.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
All Year 10s have an appointment with a Career Adviser this term to develop a personal Career Action Plan. This will include a list of career areas of interest, related tertiary courses, Year 11 subjects and pathways. This will assist students with Subject Selection early next term. All parents welcome to attend.
Work Experience: Congratulations to 88 Year 10s who have organised their work experience this year. Many exciting places have been secured, including the ADF, NIDA, business, health, and many valuable opportunities for students to test out career areas.
Careers Program Year 12s have had presentations from RMIT, Deakin, ACU, La Trobe and attended the Caulfield Careers Expo excursion. Students have been encouraged to continue research of their path for next year. Some have vocational training and apprenticeships in mind and need to keep planning for this. Many plan to go to University and should continue their research. Students will have an Application Interview with a careers counsellor in Term 3. Yr 12s can attend Experience Days these school holidays, information events and Open Days in August. Students will have to list 8 course preferences on VTAC and should now be narrowing down their course list. Any student who has experienced difficulties that has affected their ability to perform in Year 12, should apply for SEAS. Students wishing to apply for SEAS will be guided through the process next term.
Community Achievers Program at Australian Catholic University (ACU) NOW OPEN: This is an early entry program that takes into account community service, leadership, and school participation etc. If you are successful, you will be guaranteed with a minimum ATAR, providing you meet prerequisites.
La Trobe Aspire Program is NOW OPEN (closing 31 August). Students can receive an early guaranteed offer for community service & volunteering.
Passion for Business, Australian Catholic University: Students can receive an early guaranteed offer for one of seven eligible Bachelor degrees in business, IT & Commerce.
Passion for Law, Australian Catholic University: Students can receive an early guaranteed offer for the Bachelor of Law & double Law degrees with an essay & ATAR of 78.
Experience Days for Bosco students these school holidays are a great way to check out fields of interest and campuses.
Registrations are essential:
• A Day at Melbourne - University of Melbourne Friday 13 July
9.30am - 2.30pm (registration opens at 8.30am). Click here to register.
• DeakInspire Day: Deakin University is hosting Inspire Days at the Burwood and Geelong campuses these school holidays.
Burwood, Tuesday 3 July, and Geelong Waurn Ponds, Thursday 6 July.
For more information and to register, click here.
• Experience Clever Day, La Trobe University, these July school holidays.
• Australian Catholic University Experience Days, these July holidays: Melbourne (3), Ballarat (5).
• MyDay, Charles Sturt University, Wednesday 27 June, Albury Wodonga.
ZOOKEEPER FOR A DAY for secondary school students who are interested in caring for wildlife and working at the zoo For information and costs call 1300 966 784 or visit the website.
Animal Careers Discovery Day, RSPCA, 26th June Burwood East facility.
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm (registration from 6pm onwards)
Location: Parkville and Southbank Campuses
Swinburne University: If you aren’t currently studying Further Mathematics or Mathematical Methods and require these subjects for entry into a course at Swinburne University, the following are bridging programs you can apply to undertake during Year 12 or during a gap year: MathsLink: Methods and MathsLink: Further. For information, click here.
To find apprenticeship and group training companies in your local area, click here and use the search facility. You will be able to contact the companies listed to discuss your options in obtaining an apprenticeship or traineeship in the future.
You may enjoy a career in health information management. According to La Trobe University, “there is a national workforce shortage in this industry, which means graduates are in high demand. Salaries range from $50 000 - $180 000 at senior level”. The course at La Trobe University is called the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification)/Bachelor of Health Information Management. Find out more here.
If you love humanities but aren’t sure what you would like to specifically study, the Bachelor of Arts is a fantastic undergraduate degree. The following videos have been developed by three universities to showcase their Bachelor of Arts programs:
Excellent double degrees include Asian Studies, European Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Laws (Honours), and Criminology. You can complete a Diploma of Languages on the side of the degree, click here for more information.
You may like to explore the following courses as examples of what you can study at university:
For other vocational and higher education courses, search the Good Universities Guide.
ANU has developed a downloadable ‘Career Wheel’, which gives an overview of the courses on offer, VCE/HSC subjects they align with, and potential career pathways. Download the Wheel here.
You can now take a virtual tour of the amazing science labs at ANU and also the College of Business and Economics. Use the following links to navigate around the campus areas:
Careers With STEM have written a fantastic article about 5 jobs that could be a reality in the future. They are listed below:
To read the article, click here.
This is an exciting industry with opportunities to work in Australia and overseas. Hotel management suits students who enjoy interacting with people from different backgrounds, enjoy travel, have excellent communication skills, are highly organised and enjoy solving problems. Being able to speak a second language is highly desirable in the industry.
The following are examples of institutions that offer courses in hotel management:
At the VCA, undergraduate students can study Contemporary Music, Dance, Animation, Film & Television, Screenwriting, Music Theatre, Production, Acting, Theatre, and Visual Art. The VCA runs an online information platform called Precinct, which contains many interesting articles on the Faculties activities and achievements. To view Precinct, click here.
La Trobe offers the Bachelor of Cybersecurity at the Melbourne campus. The course has been designed to address the global shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Also on offer are two double degrees - Cybersecurity/Commerce and Cybersecurity/Psychological Science, allowing students to graduate with an even deeper breadth of skills. The degree has been designed by industry - including the Australian Signals Directorate, Optus, Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Learn more about cybersecurity courses offered at La Trobe by clicking here.