Term 3 is a busy and important term for our senior students with subject selection & VTAC applications opening. This week’s Career News focuses on Open Days and some strategies for making the most out of these events. All students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are encouraged to attend at least one Open Day.

Open Day Dates
30 July - Swinburne University- Hawthorn

6 August - Monash University:

13 August - RMIT:

13 August - Australian Catholic University: Melbourne
                  (Ballarat, 27 August),

6 August - La Trobe University- Bundoora
                  (Bendigo, 27 August),

20 August - University of Melbourne, Parkville & Southbank (20),

20 August - Victoria University, Footscray,

27 August - Deakin University- Burwood
                    Geelong (20 August),

Try to attend information sessions on topics like pathways, scholarships, accommodation and overseas exchange programs. 

If you are unsure what to ask on the day, Victoria University has developed some questions you can ask:

  • Are there any prerequisite subjects I need to study for this course?
  • What study scores/ATAR do I need to achieve to get into this course?
  • Do I need to attend an audition, have an interview or present a folio as part of the selection process?
  • Are there any other ways into this course other than through a VTAC application?
  • Can I do a vocational course first which might then lead into a university course? What is the difference between TAFE and university study?
  • If I can’t get into this course, is there a similar course at this institution I can apply for?
  • What are the core subjects for this course and are there any electives?
  • How many hours per week are spent in class and can I study part time?
  • Can I defer the course?
  • What kind of jobs do graduates of this course generally get?
  • Are there any scholarships available?

VTAC has just released the FREE VTAC App for devices. This enables easy access to tertiary course information for all Year 10-12 students.

Year 9, 10 & 12 students have had presentations on subject selection & applying for tertiary courses in 2018.

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 - 31 July Successful applicants are guaranteed entry into the degree of your choice with a minimum ATAR, providing you meet prerequisites,
  • ASPIRE Early Admissions Program, La Trobe University: Applications now - 31st 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.