YEAR 12 Early entry programs who have shown community service, leadership, and school participation should apply NOW for:

  • Early Achievers Program at Australian Catholic University (ACU): Applications close on - 17 July Successful applicants are guaranteed entry into the degree of your choice with a minimum ATAR, providing you meet prerequisites. To apply, go to 
  • ASPIRE Early Admissions Program, La Trobe University: Applications now - 31 August
    This program guarantees successful applicants entry into La Trobe courses with a guaranteed ATAR.
    To apply, go to

The Careers staff are available to assist students with applications



  • Hospital Medical Laboratory Tours 3 - 7 July RMIT: students in years 10 - 12 can go behind the scenes at a medical laboratory in one of Melbourne's major hospitals, including the Royal Children's Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Students will get to see whether a career as a medical scientist might be right for them. Tours are free, but students must register as places are limited,
  • RMIT Experience Days 3 – 6 July for Yr 10 -12s: register ASAP,
  • Experience La Trobe 6 July for Yr 10 – 12s: 1 day taster and workshops Register ASAP
  • ACU Experience Day 4 July for Yr 10 – 12s
  • William Angliss School Holiday Program 1 day programs in July: Choose from: Travel & Tourism, Baking & Pattisserie, Event Mgt; Food Science, Cookery
  • RMIT Portfolio Preparation Programs: 26 –29 June - for Year 12 students planning to apply for design courses to start in 2018. Workshops will run for one day \



OPEN DAYS 2017: All Bosco families should plan to attend these.


Agriculture isn’t just farming- It is focussed on “the entire food chain, managing the environment and minimising the impact of human endeavours on natural resources”.

About 50% of all jobs in the agriculture industry are in capital cities. These jobs include environmental management, research, development, agribusiness and education.

The demand for agricultural science graduates is growing. Enrolments in agricultural courses rose between 15 – 20% nationwide in 2014 demonstrating an increased interest in the industry. There is also an ongoing demand for agricultural science graduates with economics and management training, source-

With four jobs for every graduate, 1 in 6 jobs in agribusiness and a starting salary on average of  $60 000, studying agriculture is a very attractive option for students, source-


Experts are needed in the areas of

  • Sustainable farming practices
  • Land management
  • Land conservation
  • Climate change practices
  • Food security
  • Agricultural research and policymaking.


Students can specialise in areas such as:

  • Economics, marketing
  • Animal and plant biotechnology
  • Catchment management
  • Climate change impacts
  • Crop management and production
  • Plant and soil science
  • Nutrition and feed production
  • Sustainable production and consumption
  • Water management, and
  • Rural business practices 

The following are examples of agriculture courses you can study:

  • La Trobe University: You can study Agriculture and Technology, Agricultural Sciences, and Agribusiness,
  • University of Melbourne: You can study the Bachelor of Agriculture,
  • University of Tasmania: You can study Agriculture and Business, Agricultural Science, and Agriculture,
  • Charles Sturt University: You can study Agriculture, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Business Management, and Ecological Agricultural Systems etc.,
  • Longerenong College: you can study Agribusiness, Agronomy, Agriculture and Woolclassing,
  • Marcus Oldham: you can study Agribusiness and Agriculture,



From 2018, all students will need to achieve a minimum ATAR of 65 to gain access to teaching degrees in Victoria. Some universities will have higher ATAR requirements. From 2019, the minimum ATAR will be 70. The universities you apply to will also have prerequisite study score requirements and some may require you to complete additional online testing.

It is also important to note that you will be required to complete and pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students before you graduate from your Bachelor degree. Some universities will require you to complete this test in the first semester of your course. For information, go to and check with the universities you would like to apply to.

Are you looking for casual or part time employment? The following are links to recruitment sites for several major retail companies:


Do you need a Tax File Number (TFN)? If you are planning to get a job or if you would like to study at university or TAFE next year, you will need a TFN. You will need to apply for a TFN – these aren’t issued automatically. To start the application process, go to