Vocational & Higher Education News

Cybersecurity careers are in high demand. This is an excellent article about cybersecurity, study pathways, example job titles and salaries and key websites, http://bit.ly/2wUTyk9

Getting robots to do our dirty work: Did you know that over 40% of jobs are at risk of automation? New careers are being created in robotics and mechatronic engineers are paving the way.

Mechatronic engineering is a combination of mechanical, electronic, computing and control engineering. Careers With STEM has written an excellent article about how robots are reshaping jobs and about mechanical engineering courses and key websites, http://bit.ly/2wViaL7

Robotics at Deakin University: Deakin offers Australia’s first four-year Software Engineering course in Robotics and Smart Systems. Using the skills acquired throughout the course, graduates could be developing the next smart car, the next smart watch or a new form of artificial intelligence.

The course has been designed in response to industry demand for innovative software engineers capable of designing and developing complex software systems for the modern world. For information, go to http://bit.ly/2cpCKJL

Interested in working in a vet clinic as a nurse or a technologist? You may find the following two courses interesting:

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Technology, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga: You can specialise in practice management, large animal technology, or clinical technology and you can study the course on campus or via distance. You will also complete the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through Goulburn Ovens TAFE via distance, http://bit.ly/1BCc1w4
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing, La Trobe University: This course is offered by La Trobe and delivered at Melbourne Polytechnic, Epping and is the first course of its kind in Australia. The course has a heavy focus on industry experience, http://bit.ly/22jRuuA

Have you considered studying hospitality or tourism in the future? In response to Victoria’s demand for qualified tourism and hospitality graduates, Victoria University has announced its new School for the Visitor Economy. This new cross-university school will combine courses from pre-vocational certificates delivered by Victoria University Polytechnic, through to degrees and PhDs from Victoria University. Find out more at https://bit.ly/2x0QL9l 

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Careers Guide: Did you know that there are over 200 roles to choose from in the Army, Airforce and Navy? The ADF has developed a careers guide for students and parents that provide a concise overview of career and study options. You can download the guide here: https://bit.ly/2O5kaGI

To download other guides such as the recruitment process, fitness guidelines, and pay rates, go to https://bit.ly/2oUDRpG

The most in demand jobs you’ve never heard of: Anna Patty has written an article looking at five in-demand jobs taken from an analysis of job titles on LinkedIn. The jobs are:

  • Customer Success Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Full Stack Engineer
  • Cyber Security Expert
  • Experience Designer (IT)

To read the article, go to https://bit.ly/2wTuwmD

Industry Experience Day: Academy of Information Technology, Melbourne is running a free Industry Experience Day for students in Years 10 – 12. The event provides students with a great opportunity to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries.

They will get the opportunity to learn about the different pathways to get into the industry and will be able to get creative in practical workshops using industry-standard 3D animation and game development tools. For information and to register your place, go to https://bit.ly/2bfaG92

Would you like to work at a zoo? Werribee Open Range Zoo present a day of activities where you get to work alongside their Zoo Keepers. You will be able to: help with food preparation, assist with animal enrichment, listen to Keeper talks, do animal health checks and handle animals safely. Dates for the Keeper for a Day program are: 25 September and 1 & 3 October, http://bit.ly/1vornA4

Choose Clever Expo, La Trobe University: This expo is open to Year 12 students and their families and is ideal for students who are yet to finalise their VTAC preferences. Students will be able to participate in hands-on course focussed workshops and hear from a current student and alumni working within the industry. Year 11 students are also welcome to attend.

Workshops are running in the following course areas:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Physiotherapy
  • Engineering
  • Exercise Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Business
  • Law & Criminology
  • Creative Arts (Visual Arts)

The expo will run between Monday 24 – Thursday 27 September at the Bundoora and Bendigo campuses. For information on workshops dates, venues and to register your place, go to https://bit.ly/2QiIjLh

Missed the Federation University Open Day? The University is running campus tours and information sessions during the Term 3 holidays between Monday 24 September – Thursday 27 September. For information, campus dates and to register your place, go to https://bit.ly/2cc0gLt

Applying for a folio or audition based course at Federation University? FedUni’s Arts Academy gives applicants the opportunity to prepare for their portfolio or audition with workshops conducted in September.

Find out all the details about the Art and Design Workshops – Folio preparation held in Ballarat at this link – https://bit.ly/2NxQipk, and the Audition Masterclasses held in Ballarat and Melbourne at this link – https://bit.ly/2NxzZZQ

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