Careers

This term, the focus is on the future, as the senior year levels explore their options for when they leave the College. Each year Universities, TAFE Institutes and private colleges open their doors to the public to showcase what they can offer to future students. To ensure the best decisions are made, it is essential that families attend as many open days as possible. 

Our Schoolbox Careers Page is available for students and parents to find useful career resources, information and links click here. You can also email careers@scr.vic.edu.au with any queries.

Years 9, 10 and 11: Term 3 started with the subject selection process. All Year 10s have seen the Careers team to create a Career Action Plan, which includes careers of interest, tertiary study options and possible subjects in VCE or VCAL. Pre-requisites subjects are essential to be considered for a course – these can be found on the VTAC Pre-requisite and Course Explorer, hyperlinked on our Schoolbox Careers Page click here.

Year 12: All students will have an appointment in Term 3 with the Careers team to assist with their selections. In addition, students will register for VTAC in August during a pastoral lesson.

31 August: Early Entry applications close for La Trobe University, http://bit.ly/1cXetap

OPEN DAY DATES: A great opportunity to view the facilities, get a feel of the campuses, ask questions about course and career information and as well as programs such as Aspire at La Trobe University and the Early Achievers Program at the Australian Catholic University.

13 August RMIT: http://openday.rmit.edu.au/

13 August Australian Catholic University: Melbourne      
                  (Ballarat, 27  August), http://bit.ly/1TNUiMW

20  August University of Melbourne, Parkville & Southbank (20), https://openday.unimelb.edu.au/

20  August Victoria University, Footscray, www.vu.edu.au/

27 August Deakin University- Burwood
                  Geelong (20  August), http://openday.deakin.edu.au/
                  Federation University, Ballarat


HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF OPEN DAY VISITS
Don’t wander aimlessly….try the following:

  • Get an Open Day Guide from the provider website
  • Be there when relevant information sessions are on
  • Speak to staff about courses which interest you - note your questions beforehand
  • Get a student perspective - speak to students studying courses which interest you
  • Collect information/brochures
  • Ask about work integrated learning opportunities; these can assist with gaining employment  
  • Ask about international study opportunities – a popular option
  • Consider transport issues; is the campus accessible from where you live? 
  • Check the environment where you will study; will you be happy there for three/four years?
  • Consider the facilities/clubs offered at your preferred institution
  • Consider visiting a rural campus, especially if you think you won’t obtain a high enough ATAR for a metropolitan campus.  ATAR’s are often lower and they often offer more personal assistance, accommodation, and a lifestyle which will suit some students. NOTE: If you plan to apply for a course involving an interview/folio presentation/ audition as part of the selection process, attendance is A MUST! You might be asked what you learned at Open Day.