Vocational and Higher Education News

Compare important data between education institutions

Choosing the education institution that is right for you is crucial. Not only will it increase your chances of completing your course, it makes good economic sense to thoroughly research your options.

The Quality Indicators of Teaching and Learning (QILT) website enables students and families to compare data between universities, private providers and TAFE institutes in course areas they are interested in taken from current students and recent graduates of the institutions. Measures include:

  • Overall quality of education experience
  • Teacher quality
  • Learner engagement
  • Access to learning resources
  • Access to student support
  • Experience of newly qualified graduates
  • Teaching scale
  • Skills scale
  • Employment outcomes

To access the website, go to www.qilt.edu.au/

Passionate about health and wellbeing?

Victoria University (VU) health clinics are open to the public. VU students under supervision from qualified teaching staff provide treatments at the following clinics:

  • Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation
  • Dermal Clinic
  • Massage Clinic
  • Nutrition Clinic
  • Osteopathy Clinic
  • Psychology Clinic.

For information on services, costs, and to book an appointment, go to http://bit.ly/1UdLsWg

Fantastic resource for VCE students

Lisa Tran has developed a series of free resources and study guides for students studying the VCE. She also offers online English tutoring services through a program called Ladder Up. Titles of advice articles include:

  • How I went from average to an A+ in English
  • English oral presentation ideas 2018
  • How to survive VCE – motivation and how to approach VCE
  • Why I burnt out during my exams
  • Top 10 English study hacks
  • Tips for effective note taking
  • Deciding your preferences for university

The articles are also suitable for HSC students. You can contact Lisa via email – lisachentran@gmail.com or you can access the study guides, resources, and Ladder Up online English tutoring services via:

Have you considered studying hotel management?

This is an exciting industry with opportunities to work in Australia and overseas. Hotel management suits students who enjoy interacting with people from different backgrounds, enjoy travel, have excellent communication skills, are highly organised and enjoy solving problems. Being able to speak a second language is highly desirable in the industry.

The following are examples of institutions that offer courses in hotel management:

Courses at Australia National University (ANU)

ANU has developed a downloadable ‘Career Wheel’, which gives an overview of the courses on offer, VCE/HSC subjects they align with, and potential career pathways. Download the Wheel at this link – http://bit.ly/2sdC9zr

Science and Business at ANU

You can now take a virtual tour of the amazing science labs at ANU and also the College of Business and Economics. Use the following links to navigate around the campus areas:

Courses at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)

At the VCA, undergraduate students can study Contemporary Music, Dance, Animation, Film & Television, Screenwriting, Music Theatre, Production, Acting, Theatre, and Visual Art. The VCA runs an online information platform called Precinct, which contains many interesting articles on the Faculties activities and achievements. To view Precinct, go to http://bit.ly/2reTsTs

Interested in plumbing?

If you are completing school at the end of the year and are interested in pursuing a career in plumbing, you may be interested in undertaking a pre-apprenticeship in plumbing at the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) at Brunswick. This is a world-class training facility. For more information, go to www.picac.com.au/

Cybersecurity degree at La Trobe University

La Trobe offers the Bachelor of Cybersecurity at the Melbourne campus. The course has been designed to address the global shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Also on offer are two double degrees – Cybersecurity/Commerce and Cybersecurity/Psychological Science, allowing students to graduate with an even deeper breadth of skills. The degree has been designed by industry – including the Australian Signals Directorate, Optus, Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Learn more about cybersecurity courses offered at La Trobe at this link https://bit.ly/2KXOtNB

La Trobe University Online

If you would like to study at university in the future, but don’t want to move away, you can study courses through La Trobe online. To view the range of courses, as well as entry requirements, go to https://online.latrobe/

Learn about the Aspire program at La Trobe University:

  • Years 9 – 11: If you are engaged in leadership and community service through school and/or in the community you are eligible to apply for the La Trobe University Aspire Generation program. Successful applicants will be supported to participate in a range of volunteer and leadership opportunities hosted by La Trobe in conjunction with various community organisations.
  • Year 12: Applications for the La Trobe University Aspire Early Admissions program open on Friday 1 June for current Year 12 students who plan to study at La Trobe in 2019 or 2020.

For information on both programs and to apply, go to http://bit.ly/1cXetap

Interested in becoming a pilot, firefighter, or paramedic etc.?

The Pilot Aptitude Training Systems (PATS) website explains the process for Year 12 completers to apply for these different courses and occupations. It also explains the process for applying to the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). To view the site, go to www.pilotaptitude.com

Interested in vocational education and training (VET)?

This includes – apprenticeships, traineeships and TAFE study. Did you know that 77% of VET graduates secure employment after training? VET is one of the most progressive forms of education available to school leavers. It’s in touch with the realities of the current and future employment market – because it’s entirely driven by the employment market. If you would like to learn more about VET and why you should consider gaining a VET qualification after school, go to https://bit.ly/2xiZBTf to check out the ‘VET. It’s Right Now’ video initiative.

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