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SHC Kyneton Careers

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the VCE, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

ACU Guarantee student webinar

For any students interested in obtaining further information about ACU Guarantee program, ACU will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday 11 August at 5-6pm. Students can register at:

Free VTAC webinars 5-18 August

Heading to uni, TAFE, or college next year and looking for more information about the process? Join the VTAC team for a live webinar which will cover all aspects of the VTAC application process - from finding course information and making sure you're eligible, all the way through to actually receiving an offer.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions throughout, so join us to find out everything you need to know about getting to uni, TAFE, or college next year!

Webinars will begin in August so register for your place now using the link at

VTAC Year 12 Guides 2020

The VTAC Year 12 Guide resource and the downloadable VTAC Guide - Researching Tertiary Education publication are designed to provide students with useful information regarding course research and the application processes for entry to tertiary study in Victoria in 2021.  Year 12 students are encouraged to browse both links and begin to familiarise themselves with what lies ahead over the next months.


Careers Lunchtime Q&As - Thursdays 1.30pm (via zoom)

  • VTAC Q&A - Thursday 13th August
  • SEAS Q&A - Thursday 20th August

Come along and bring your questions and careers will provide their answers!

  • ACU - Thursday 27th August
  • VU - Thursday 3rd September

Federation University Future webinars

Join Federation University for their webinar series to learn more about their campuses, discipline areas and programs. Upcoming webinars include:
  • Wednesday 5 August - Bachelor of Veterinary & Wildlife Science
  • Thursday 13 August - Bachelor of Environmental & Conservation Science
To register click HERE

Deakin Accelerate Webinars

Tuesday 8th September 6-7pm and Wednesday 28th October 6-7pm

Deakin Accelerate is a distinctive VCE extension studies program designed to challenge high-achieving students with university-level learning opportunities.
In this program students will complete two units of a first-year university subject at the same time as your Year 12 studies, at one of Deakin's four campuses in Burwood, Geelong (Waterfront or Waurn Ponds) or Warrnambool or through their innovative online learning environment - Cloud Campus.

Find out more and register at


Swinburne - Early Entry Program

Please find the link for the information and registration of interest for EEP program. Any questions please come and see the Careers Department.

Students won’t be able to apply until they have a VTAC ID, but they can register interest and read more information on how to apply.

You can find a link to the recommendation form here.

For any interested students, please take the time now to review any additional pre-requisites that your preferred course may require.


Discover Deakin Uni Webinars - May 28 - September 16

Are you interested in a particular study area? Then you can get a taste of Deakin’s progressive, real-world approach to learning and discover what it’s like to study at Deakin. Students will get everything they need to help them choose the right course for them. You will hear from experts, get your questions answered and explore the world of future careers that Deakin will prepare you for.

Register now at

ACU Talk with industry series panel talks online

At these events you will:

  • hear from ACU graduates about their work experiences
  • get tips and advice for pursuing a career in your area of interest
3rd Sept - Arts Graduates
17th Sept - Nurses, midwives & paramedics
30th Sept - Teachers (all levels of education)

To register CLICK HERE

Job Vacancies

Please keep an eye out and check under FOR STUDENTS on this home page for any JOB VACANCIES advertised!

SAE audio masterclass free webinars

SAE will be hosting a series of free online audio masterclasses over the coming months and they would love for you to attend. These three free workshops are with acclaimed audio engineer Dylan Ely, an LA-based programmer with over 24 years of experience working with artists like Justin Bieber, Jay Z, Gwen Stefani, Ministry, Ludacris & Linkin Park.

Dylan will discuss the music industry and audio engineering basics and attendees will also learn the breakdown of Dylan’s technical process for mixing, signal flow, tour production and programming. Dylan will begin to lay the foundations of what makes a successful playback engineer and how to cut your teeth in the industry.

Sessions details:
  1. Masterclass 1 - Careers & Industry, Thurs 2 July 4 pm (AEST)
  2. Masterclass 2 - In The Studio, Thurs 6 August 4 pm (AEST)
  3. Masterclass 3 - Mixing & Pt Session Techniques, Thurs 3 September 4 pm (AEST)
Students can register now for the first class and you will also go in the draw to WIN an additional one-on-one session (via Zoom) with Dylan!

Meet Melbourne University Recorded Webinars

Students can still access our Meet Melbourne 2020 webinars. Each webinar will allow them to learn more about the courses and careers that interest them most.
For Meet Melbourne, we streamed our panel of Melbourne insiders to show students what life at Melbourne is really like. This means your students still have the chance to:
• Explore our undergraduate degrees and pathways to graduate study
• Hear from some of the inspiring people who will be teaching and supporting them at Melbourne
• Get to know some of our current students and find out their tips for making the most of university life
• Take a closer look at how we’ll prepare them for exciting careers in demand now and in the future
• Find out about internship, work integrated-learning, volunteer, research and study abroad opportunities
• Learn more about how we’ll support them along the way from careers and course planning to peer and academic mentoring, health and wellbeing and student life.
To access webinars CLICK HERE

La Trobe University Webinars until August 20

Weekly webinars to give students an insight with topics that go beyond the course information led by key academics.

Upcoming topics: 

  • Sport management

  • Media and Communications

  • Aspire

  • Parents information session

  • Business

  • Finance

  • More to come!

    To register

Charles Sturt University Advantage applications are now open!

After a successful 2019 program where more than 700 students received conditional offers to start studying with them in 2020, it’s time for this year’s Year 12s to have their turn to get the advantage!
This year even more courses are included – more than 70! Successful students will not only receive a conditional offer before they sit exams (and an adjustment to the ATAR they’ll need to achieve), they will also become part of an exclusive support program that will help them transition to life as an official Charles Sturt student.
To apply, students need to answer three questions relating to their soft skills. For more information, jump online or go along to their online information session on 23 June.

Please note applications close on 31st August 2020 so for more information click here Find out more


Latrobe University has just launched some more new pathways to tertiary study. Please see info below and research further online.

Latrobe have created two free pathways where students can study a La Trobe subject or micro-subjects online – and we’ll use their results, instead of an ATAR, when they apply for an eligible Bachelor’s degree.

In Achieve at La Trobe, VCE students can complete a first year La Trobe subject online in Semester 2, 2020. We’ll use their mark to calculate an ATAR-equivalent score – and if it’s higher than their ATAR, we’ll use this score when they apply to La Trobe.

In Prepare for La Trobe, students can complete online and free micro-subjects from our Tertiary Preparation Program that’ll give them the skills to thrive at uni, as well as an ATAR-equivalent score they can use when they apply. VCE students will complete three micro-subjects and VCAL students will complete six.

Both pathways are free, online and offer tailored support services to help your students succeed.

Explore our full range of pathways and entry schemes.



2021 Early Entry Programs now open - CAP at ACU and ASPIRE at La Trobe

Careers have received the information from both the Early Entry Programs offered by ACU and La Trobe.

ACU CAP program (Early Entry Program) and ASPIRE program (Early Entry Program). Both programs recognize community volunteering/leadership/coaching/mentoring.

The Community Achiever Program (CAP) offers future students who are active in their community early offers to their undergraduate course of choice. From regularly volunteering in their community, to representing their school or house in a leadership role, we urge all eligible students to apply. Successful students could receive an offer to study with us as early as August.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing protocols, we understand most people are not able to volunteer right now. Our admissions team will take this into consideration, and students should not let current restrictions deter them from applying.
Apply here

Please note that closing dates for CAP applications vary based on the campus you wish to apply for.

La Trobe Aspire Program has now opened its doors to applications information can be found at: Please note ASPIRE applications close 31st August 2020.


Study at ACU Series Webinars

Join ACU online for a series of webinars to have all your questions about studying at ACU answered.  Get helpful advice about how to apply, find out more about non-traditional pathways to uni, explore your study options and hear from students about what life is really like at ACU.

  • Tuesday 11th August - ACU Guarantee and Entry Pathways
  • Wednesday 23rd September - Moving Away From Home
For more information and to book CLICK HERE

2020 The Good Universities Guide University Ratings & Rankings in Australia

TIS Important Upcoming Webinars 4-5pm

The new Tertiary Information Service (TIS) upcoming webinar schedule is as follows:-
Topic: Date: Time:
Year 10 Subject Selection Wednesday 24th June 4pm-5pm
VTAC Applications Wednesday 29th July 4pm-5pm
SEAS and Scholarship Applications Wednesday 26th August 4pm-5pm
Transition to University/Moving Away from Home Thursday 1st October 4pm-5pm

Please visit the TIS website for log-in details or follow their events on Facebook:

TIS intends to record each of the sessions and these recordings will be made available on the TIS website for those that cannot attend during these times.


UNE Early Entry Scheme is now open

If you are considering UNE please take a moment to read through this information below.
What makes UNE's Early Entry Program so unique?
UNE's Direct Early Entry program is not new and has been running successfully for more than 20 years. They understand that an ATAR is not the only measure of future success at university. Instead, our approach relies on the School's/TAFE's recommendation of the student, including the student's personal attributes, ability to work and learn independently as well as their overall potential for academic success at UNE.
What is Early Entry
Students will be able to choose up to 3 course preferences in their free online application, which will be combined with:
  1. their academic performance;
  2. our school's recommendation; and
  3. any extenuating circumstances that will be taken into consideration.
 Students' ATAR will not be part of the assessment process so even our non-VCE students can be included.

Students will receive their offer directly from UNE in November. Even if the student does not meet minimum criteria for a degree offer, they will nevertheless receive a place in UNE Pathways program. UNE's Pathways Enabling Course is free and will build their study skills and capability to get them into their course of choice.
Of course all students are encouraged to keep their options open and a UNE Direct Early Entry application does not exclude them from applying through VTAC or to any other university.
Benefits of UNE Direct Early Entry
  1. Open to all year 12 students
  2. Apply directly to UNE online
  3. It's free to apply
  4. ATAR is not required
  5. Know in early November that your students you have a place at UNE
  6. Students can still make other applications via VTAC
  7. Most courses can be deferred
  8. Study fully online options available for most courses
  9. Study on-campus options available for most courses with affordable accommodation in their residential system.
Find out more about the program on UNE's Early Entry page.
Key Dates for Early Entry
  1. 25 September - Final date for Year 12 students to submit their completed application to their School/TAFE
  2. 6 October - Recommended date for Schools/TAFEs to review, complete and submit applications to UNE 
  3. 13 October - Final date for Schools/TAFEs to review, complete and submit applications to UNE 
  4. Early November - Early Entry Offers released
We’re here to help
If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, remember UNE are there to help, so please do not hesitate to contact one of their friendly Future Student Advisors by any of the following methods: 
  1. Visit the Early Entry web page
  2. Call them on 02 6773 5005
  3. Email them

2021 University Course Guides

2021 University Course Guides:

The links to the Course Guides for every university in Australia have been added to our SHC careers tools website. If you go to the "Post School Options" menu >> "University" >> "Info. About Uni's and Courses" you will see that the "Course Guide" link has been added to the list for each university. This will be a great resource for students when researching online.

VU Guaranteed 2020 applications now open / Update on scholarship application process

We hope you’re keeping well during this unprecedented time for us all. In this period of uncertainty, we’re pleased to share that our VU Guaranteed program will proceed as usual in 2020 – with an exciting development.
Thanks to feedback we received from participating schools, from 2020 the VUG application will double as an application for VU’s next generation of scholarships. Our Ignite scholarships and study grant acknowledge students who demonstrate passion and drive, and are inspired to use further study as a way to become world changers. Students who can show their passion for learning, willingness to develop themselves and their communities and a desire to become world changers are ideal VU scholarship candidates.
Two Year 12s from your school will receive a $2000 Ignite scholarship to VU or VU Polytechnic, and one Year 11 from your school will be awarded a $500 Ignite study grant to help set them up for success in Year 12. These scholarships can relieve the financial stresses students face, and enable them to pay for study essentials like technology, transport, textbooks – or developmental experiences like travel.
You know your students best – so while we facilitate the application process, the school will decide on the scholarship recipients.
These scholarships will replace our previous Chancellors and Achievement Scholarships. We anticipate the Ignite scholarship program will grow in the coming years as we make this transition.
To continue to support students for the duration of their education, we have also introduced the Thrive scholarship program. Our Thrive scholarships provide currently enrolled students the chance to access equity-based funds or support. VUG students applying for these new equity-based scholarships upon commencement will also receive accelerated access to apply.
All Year 11 and 12 students from your school are invited to apply for the VUG program. Successful applicants will enjoy a guaranteed place at VU or VU Polytechnic prior to final Year 12 exams. Visit the website to find out more or direct students to apply.

Defence Force Recruiting Virtual Information Sessions & Presentations

Please see the links below:

ADF Careers Information Session (This is a generic presentation):

RMC (Royal Military College) Careers Information Session:

LaTrobe University Webinars are continuing online

This is an opportunity for students across Victoria to join in online and get some helpful course and study information.

They also have online student panels coming up where current student ambassadors will also join in webinars and share their University experiences.  
This is where you can find the live Webinars and students can book/register their interest:

Monash University Information Evenings via webinar - 11, 12 and 25/8 6.30-8pm


Monash Information Evenings will proceed via webinar format on the dates and times that are currently advertised on their website including 11th, 12th and 25th of August all of which commence at 6.30pm until 8pm.

However, as these are now being delivered online, anyone can register and attend them virtually.

Book now

Year 10 - Mercy Health Work Experience Program Opportunities

The Mercy Health Work Experience Program recognises the importance of secondary school students being provided with the opportunity to explore the many career options available in the healthcare industry.

The Program is conducted over five days. On placement, students will observe the daily activities of a variety of healthcare professionals and attend afternoon education sessions that complement the learning experience.

Their aim is to provide a realistic perspective of what it is like to work in the healthcare industry. Applications are now open and are strictly limited.

For more information and to apply go to

Defence Work Experience Program

Defence is committed to providing a national work experience program designed to:

  • demonstrate the wide variety of interesting careers available within Defence;
  • ease the transition of students into the workplace; and
  • contribute to the development of the skills of young people.

Please Note: The Defence Work Experience Program offers unpaid work experience for students residing in Australia.

See the exciting work experience placements that are on offer.


Army Gap Year Program Applications are now open

Get an exciting 12-month taste of life in the Army and enjoy full job training, meaningful work and memorable experiences – plus much more.  On an ADF Gap Year you’ll grow and develop in a dynamic, supportive and people-focussed environment.

To be eligible to apply, you'll need to be an Australian citizen aged between 18 and 24 on completion of military training (dates vary by job). You'll also need to have completed Year 12 (subject passes required to vary by job) and have passed in Year 10 English and Maths. Refer to individual job pages for more information.

Applications for the 2021 program are now open. Register your interest to receive updates and don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique experience.