Dr David Short – Careers Guidance Counsellor
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment is conducting a survey of businesses to measure the impact of COVID-19. Data is collected on staffing changes, business impacts, actions taken by businesses in response to the pandemic, and future expectations. The key findings from this survey are presented on the following website: https://lmip.gov.au/default.aspx?LMIP/Gaininsights/COVIDInformation/ResearchandInsights
Attend our Virtual Careers Expo
Thursday 7th May and Friday 8th May: Online
The Virtual Careers Expo is an innovative and interactive collaboration between Australia’s major tertiary education providers, designed to showcase the wide range of options available to students as they prepare for life after school. https://www.torrens.edu.au/about/virtual-careers-expo
On-time UCAT ANZ registrations close Monday, 11 May. All students must individually register for the UCAT ANZ.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
School VET qualifications—important update
In recognition of the extraordinary challenges Year 12 students are facing due to COVID-19 disruptions, QUT will now accept VET qualifications (Certificate IV and above) for entry in 2021 for any student who completes Year 12.
Students in Years 11 and 12 can gain university experience and trial possible future study areas through the START QUT program. Applications for Semester 2 close on 31 May. See the website for details about entry requirements, program benefits and the units available for study. All lectures and most other activities will move to online offerings.
Cut-off date for creative industries additional entry courses
In addition to applying to QTAC, students must apply online to QUT by 5pm on Monday 28 September 2020 for creative industries courses with additional entry requirements.
Additional entry requirements include auditions, portfolio submissions, personal statements and interviews. Please refer to individual course information on the QUT website. In-person auditions and interviews will move to an online format.
Changes made to direct application process
In response to COVID-19 study disruptions, we have changed our admissions process for Year 12 students who are applying to ANU for undergraduate study in 2021.
• We will now make offers based on Year 11 results on 10 August 2020, and these will be honoured for study in 2021 as long as students have completed Year 12.
• Students will still need to complete Year 12 in order to be eligible for study in 2021.
• If Year 11 results don’t meet entry requirements, we will automatically consider students on their Year 12 results in the December offer round.
Tuckwell Scholarship applications close 25 May at 3pm
The Tuckwell Scholarship changes lives but time is running out for students to apply to join the 2021 cohort! All talented and motivated students are encouraged to apply. Applications close on 25 May at 3pm. Find out more: https://tuckwell.anu.edu.au/apply
It has been promising to see some restrictions being lifted of late, however Defence Force Recruiting are still unable to conduct face-to-face information sessions. I am very excited to say that soon we will have a platform up and running to conduct live virtual information sessions for students and job seekers. In the meantime, we are continuing with dial in teleconference information sessions, please see below for the next session details.
Gold Coast: Dial In Defence Careers Information Session
Thursday, 21st May, 6:00pm
Dial In to our upcoming info session from home on Thursday, 21st May, 6:00pm to hear from current serving members and find out if a career in the Australian Defence Force for you.
To register. https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/events/event/5YYGJZY
Can’t dial in to a session? Check out the recorded information sessions available on our website.
ADF Careers Information Session
Navy Trades Information Session
Army General Entry Information Session
ADF Gap Year
There’s still time for students to apply for an ADF Gap Year, but they’ll need to apply soon so they don’t miss out on their preference.
The valuable work and life lessons gained during an ADF Gap Year are transferable and will give your students confidence in their future career paths. They can get real engineering experience, discover their leadership potential as an officer, or find passion in an administration role.
While ADF Gap Year roles initially involve only a 12-month commitment, it could be the beginning of a long and stable career in the ADF.
Students who take part in the ADF Gap Year program:
• Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare
• Gain valuable skills and work experience
• Have job security and stability
• Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle
• Make friends with like-minded people
• Have the opportunity to see more of Australia
For more information: https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/students-and-education/gap-year
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