Vocational & Higher Education News

Psychology Careers

Would you like to become a psychologist? You will need to start your education by studying a Bachelor degree with an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved major in psychology. Not all psychology majors are approved by APAC, so you will need to contact the institution you would like to study at to double check. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/2xqsTeQ

Careers in Psychology: Deakin University has developed an excellent website showcasing different careers in Psychology. Go to http://bit.ly/2wLNAof

Love biology? Explore genomics majors at Deakin University

Genomics major: Students can study a major in genomics in the Bachelor of Science. Genomics is the study of the genetic code of plants, animals and bacteria. This major provides an introduction to the nature of genes and genomes, how they are structured, function and evolve. Students will also learn about DNA sequencing and analysis and how an understanding of genomics relates to human health and wellbeing, the environment, biodiversity management and food production systems, https://bit.ly/2xty4dH

Medical Genomics major: Students can study this major within the Bachelor of Biomedical Science. Students will examine core genomics areas, including medical and human genomics, comparative genomics, microbial and forensic genomics, biotechnology and phylogenomics. Students will also gain a solid understanding of associated methodologies, including Next Generation Sequencing, high throughput genotyping, metagenomics, small RNA and transcriptome analysis, https://bit.ly/2vnSDev

Portfolio Information Evenings at Deakin University

If you have applied for a course that requires a portfolio, you can attend an information evening to find out more about the selection process and portfolio requirements. Dates in September are: Melbourne – 11th and Geelong Waterfront – 12th. For information and to register, go to http://bit.ly/2wVnfDB

Interested in Marine Science?

Marine Science and Marine Biology courses are offered at the following institutes in Victoria, Tasmania and Canberra:

CSU is searching for their 2019 engineering students

Charles Sturt University offers an engineering program that is unique in Australia. Students undertake a Bachelor of Design Technology/Master of Engineering over 5.5 years. They complete the first 18 months at the Bathurst campus (NSW), then complete the rest of their studies as a paid student engineer over four year-long placements. They will accept only 30 students and are looking for entrepreneurial young people who want to change the world, http://bit.ly/1MImaPY

Student Experience Day, Monash University

At this event, you will be able to find out about courses offered by the Monash Art, Design & Architecture faculty and participate in a project focussed on art, design or architecture. The event will be held Saturday 15 September at the Caulfield campus. For more details and to register, go to https://bit.ly/2MCvgqd

Advice Nights at Swinburne University

Year 12 students and their families are invited to attend the following advice nights at Swinburne to learn about the VTAC application process, courses at Swinburne and scholarships:

  • 10 September: advice about nursing, apprenticeships and vocational courses at the Wantirna campus
  • 12 September: advice about university courses at the Hawthorn campus.

For information and to register, go to https://bit.ly/1NLW26l

Are you creative? Do you love working on computers? Do you enjoy media?

You may be suited to studying digital media. IT, coding, design and multi media skills are currently in demand and will continue to be desired workplace skills in the future. The following are examples of digital media courses you can study at Victorian institutes:

Passionate about Information Technology?

The following three universities offer Bachelor of Information Technology Industry Scholarship programs:

  • University of Technology Sydney: The scholarships are worth $49 500 each and recipients have had a 100% employment success rate post graduation. Round 1 applications close on 2 September, https://bit.ly/2ENOz75
  • Swinburne University: recipients receive 40 weeks of industry experience and a $40 000 industry funded scholarship, http://bit.ly/2bG8LuW
  • La Trobe University: students who receive entry into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional) receive an annual scholarship and depending on the campus (Melbourne or Bendigo), a year of paid industry experience, or a $20 000 industry based scholarship, http://bit.ly/2bzgTLy

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