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All universities are integrating a CASPer assessment as a requirement of their admission process for initial teacher qualifications for 2018 entry. CASPer helps program leaders make more informed and data-driven admission decisions, resulting in stronger, higher quality students and graduates. The purpose of the CASPer assessment is to determine students’ non-academic suitability for teaching. Course entries on the VTAC website ( indicate if this assessment must be undertaken as part of the admission process to teacher education courses. Information including sample scenarios can be found at and

Dates for completing CASPer start in September. Cost: $80.00.



Careers News Week 9 Term 3 2017




 VTAC Applications are open for Year 12; timely applications close 28 September




Remember that most universities require you to take the CASPer assessment. CASPer can only be taken online on specific dates between September and January, however for guaranteed consideration for courses commencing in 2018, tests must be sat prior to:


  • 10 November 2017 for international Year 12 undergraduate offers
  •  30 November 2017 for undergraduate and graduate-entry teaching Round 1 offers.


Results from tests taken after these dates may be considered in subsequent rounds, depending on course availability. See for details and technical requirements.






If you would like to discuss your options at La Trobe, you can book a one-on-one consultation. Consultations are available: 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, from Monday 25 Sept to Friday 8 October (school holidays). To book see:




Monash University is offering free VCE revision lectures in both Biology and Chemistry. When: Biology – 1pm-3.30pm, 27 September; Chemistry – 1pm-3.30pm, 28 September; Where: Parkville campus; See:


DEAKIN UNIVERSITY UPDATE – More news regarding opportunities at Deakin:


  • STEP ON CAMPUS – Take a personalised tour with a current Deakin student and learn more about Deakin’ study areas, campus life and how to make the best transition into university; When: 10.00am, 12.00 noon and 3.00pm of every Monday and Thursday of the coming school holidays (tours are 45 minutes); Where: Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, and Warrnambool campuses; Register:   This course is designed to encourage students to learn through real experiences, which help integrate knowledge, consolidate skills, tackle real problems, and reflect on the experience to develop a professional identity. Specialisations include: event management, film and television, people management, property and real estate, retail management. See:
  • In 2018 the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences will be known as the Bachelor of Nutrition Science. Enrolled students and graduates of this course can apply for membership of the Nutrition Society of Australia. See: 
  • From 2018 students enrolled in the Bachelor of Cyber Security or the Bachelor of Criminology/ Bachelor of Cyber Security will benefit from a compulsory industry-based placement. Students complete a minimum 100-hour placement with an approved organisation, ensuring that graduates have relevant industry experience. See:
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) students will now be required to complete a minimum of 60 days with an approved organisation so as to provide them with increased opportunities to apply and consolidate their knowledge and build professional networks prior to graduation. See:
  • ·         The Bachelor of Computer Science will from 2018 have 17 core units including a compulsory industry-based placement unit and six general electives. Students will be equipped with the skills and competencies needed to design and develop data-driven computing solutions to existing and emerging problems in areas like data analytics, robotics, intelligent systems, and so on. See:
  • From 2018, the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science will have a new structure and redeveloped subjects to meet the new Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) national standards. All graduates will be eligible for accreditation with ESSA as an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES). All students will be able to choose at least one of five majors to complement their degree – applied sport science, exercise physiology, physical activity and exercise for health, sport coaching, and strength and conditioning. Other majors are available such as sports nutrition and psychology. See:




  • The Diploma of Justice will not be offered by RMIT in 2018, partly due to the funding changes imposed by the government at the end of last year impacting on the accessibility of the course for students. The course requires students to pay the full tuition fee. Alternative pathways into the Bachelor of Criminal Justice include the Diploma of Youth Work, the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs, and the Diploma of Community Services.
  • RMIT is taking scholarship applications for students wanting to commence study at RMIT in 2018. Information about how to apply can be found here: For more information email
  • Indigenous Access Program – Did you know that RMIT has an Indigenous Access Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students that is not based on a study score? RMIT provides support to students with applying for courses and also assist with tutoring, scholarships, accommodation and orientation. Explore pathway options into Higher Education and VET with the Ngarara William Centre, or call 9925 4885.
  • Science in the City Lab Tour – you are invited to visit RMIT’s state-of-the-art learning laboratories to learn more about the science courses on offer and the research and training facilities available. You are encouraged to attend if you are interested in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, food science, nanotechnology or physics. When: 11am-2pm, 28 Sept; See:
  • Spring Science Lectures – RMIT is holding a series of talks from leading experts to address some current topics about how science can positively impact the problems in industry and everyday life. Still to come: The Precision Revolution in Satellite Navigation Technology (6.30-7.30pm, 18 Sept) and Migrating to the Digital World, are you ready? (6.30pm-7.30pm, 25 Sept).  Lectures are free and there is no need to book. More Info:




Vantage Automotive P/L is a major provider of Government funded vocational learning and outsourced services to major vehicle manufacturers (eg Jaguar, VW, Volvo). Applications are being sought from students interested in a career in the automotive industry as an Automotive Technician or Parts Interpreter. Those selected will be offered full time employment at a dealer close to their home and flown to Sydney for block training. Find out more: or email If interested, look at the manufacturers and dealerships listed on the website under the ‘Apply Now’ area and choose the manufacturer and dealership to which you wish to apply. NOTE: Group Training Companies are located throughout the State. Search Group Training if you are looking for an apprenticeship.












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Applying for Tertiary Education in Victoria 

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre has prepared a range of resources to support students (and parents) through this process. 

Applying for Tertiary Study in Victoria 2017 from julien2013
VTAC has also developed a series of videos to help with the process  - click on the logo on right to check out the VTAC channel on youTube -


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An apprenticeship or traineeship is a pathway to skilled employment and further training opportunities. They can be undertaken on a full or part-time basis and can be used as a stepping stone to a career in one of 500 occupations across a wide range of industries. To do an apprenticeship/traineeship you must have a job. Apprentices/trainees learn industry skills by combining paid work with training through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The training leads to a vocational qualification, ranging from a Certificate I to an Advanced Diploma level, and is recognised throughout Australia. Find out more: Also see:



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