Vocational & Higher Education News

Important tips for your first or current job: we know that the world of work is rapidly changing and that young people can expect to have on average 17 employers across 5 industries in the future. We also know that every single occupation will change and many will completely disappear in the near future. So, it’s important that you gain work skills that can be easily transferred between jobs.

The team at Careers with STEM asked the questions:

  • How will the experience of your first job prepare you for your next job?
  • How do you make the most of your first or current job to prepare you for the future?

To read their answers and suggested industries to work in (e.g., pharmacy assistant), go to http://bit.ly/2x8imoh

University ratings by course: Uni Reviews ranked Australian universities for study fields by a formula using:

  • Faculty size (student numbers)
  • Student and graduate satisfaction (% satisfied)
  • Indicative graduate salaries (based on pay, study and unemployment rates).

There are 19 study fields. Below are some examples, rating the top three universities in 2017  (in order):

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

  1. University of Notre Dame, Sydney
  2. Australian Catholic University
  3. University of Queensland.

Business and Management

  1. University of Melbourne
  2. Charles Sturt University
  3. University of Southern Queensland


  1. University of Queensland
  2. University of Wollongong
  3. University of Adelaide


  1. UNSW
  2. Queensland University of Technology
  3. University of New England

For more information, go to http://bit.ly/2nr7sp0

7 tips to help you study smarter from Deakin ‘this’: if you are feeling overwhelmed with study at the moment, take 2 minutes to read through tips from Deakin University, http://bit.ly/2vUsy5i

Follow University of Melbourne student stories: The Faculty of Veterinary and Agriculture Sciences recently launched “Discover” featuring stories from current students. Read about students’ experiences in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Food Science, and the Diploma of General Studies. Discover is a unique collection of student stories, written by students themselves, http://bit.ly/2vkGG4i

Medical Radiation Career Events

  • Monash Health, Moorabbin Hospital. This evening is for students interested in careers in the medical radiation professions. Staff will conduct department tours and provide career and professional information. 4 September, 6pm – 8pm, https://bit.ly/2wobSST
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre: information is the same as the Monash Health evening but the event will be held during the day on Sunday 9 September. Universities will also be in attendance, https://bit.ly/2M1sDgi

Would you like to study at an overseas university? You may like to attend one of the following information sessions:

  • Overseas Study Fair – The World Awaits. Meet international admission staff, talk with alumni and visit representatives from EducationUSA, the British Council and the Canadian High Commission. Monday August 27, Melbourne Grammar School – 5pm – 7:30pm, https://bit.ly/2N5OL6v
  • S. College Information Session. Tuesday August 28, Carey Grammar School – 5:30pm – 7pm, https://bit.ly/2OUizUl

Passionate about business? Year 12 students have the opportunity to apply for the University of Wollongong Management Cadetship Program to start in 2019. The two successful applicants will study a relevant Bachelor degree and undertake a paid cadetship with the university. Students will also receive an education allowance to cover university tuition fees and textbooks. Applications close 27 August. For information and to apply for this prestigious program go to https://bit.ly/2Bv2Itd

JMC Academy High School Workshops: will run during the September and October holidays for students in Years 9 – 12. Workshops will run in study areas such as Stage Management Live, Art, Media Production, Animation, MIDI Lab Mixing Protocols, Songwriting and Arranging, and Visual Communication. For information and to purchase tickets go to https://bit.ly/2BrysiU

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