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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.

Defence Work Experience Program

Defence is happy to announce that they are starting to open up Work Experience placements in 2021.
If you want to learn about work and life in the Defence Force and gain some valuable skills, the Defence Work Experience Program could be perfect for you.
Keep an eye on placements as they’re announced on the Defence Work Experience website.


2021 Meet a Scientist virtual event recording

This event celebrated International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11. Through our Meet a Scientist event we hope to inspire female secondary school students to pursue a career in science, help them understand the paths and opportunities through higher education and beyond, and hear directly from our research scientists about their own journey, their advice and their achievements.  Brought to you by The Royal Women's Hospital.


UCAT ANZ for Medicine and Dentistry in 2022 opens 1st March 2021

The University Clinical Aptitude Test is a compulsory test that you may have to sit in order to apply for some degrees in the fields of Medicine or Dentistry. Designed to help universities to select applicants the appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required to practice successfully as a doctors or dentists.  It is used in collaboration with other admissions processes such as interviews and academic qualifications.

13 of the universities in Australia offering Medicine and Dentistry, and 2 in New Zealand, will require you to sit the UCAT ANZ test as part of your application. So, if you’re thinking of applying to uni in 2022 for a degree in one of those fields, you should check the entry requirements as soon as possible to find out if taking the UCAT ANZ is necessary.

Registrations for concession and access schemes are open now. Bookings open on 1 March 2021 and close on 17 May. You’ll sit the tests between 1 July and 11 August 2021. Results will be delivered to the universities in early September.

It costs $305 to sit the test ($199 concession fee, but you only have until 10 May to register for concession prices).

Additional information about dates, fees and how to register can be found here.

To find out which universities and courses apply, the eligibility criteria, or simply to find out more, head over to the official UCAT ANZ website.

VU Undergraduate Webinar Series (16th March - 14th April)

VU Undergraduate Webinar Series
Hear from VU's experienced Course Chairs about the benefits of all of their undergraduate courses.  For more information, dates, times and to register please click on the link below!


ACU ‘Talk With’ Webinar Series

We invite students to hear from current and former students studying these disciplines.
Talk with Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine – Tuesday 20 April, 6 – 7pm
Talk with Business and IT – Wednesday 21 April, 6 – 7pm
Talk with Law – Thursday 22 April, 6 – 7pm
Register here

Applications for ADF Gap Year open now

An ADF Gap Year is a unique opportunity for your students to experience life in the Navy, Army or Air Force, without needing to make a long-term commitment. The skills obtained through the ADF Gap Year program will provide them valuable work and life experience and are completely transferable. It will enable your students to develop the confidence for their next endeavour.
Students who take part in the ADF Gap Year program:
  • Gain valuable skills and work experience
  • Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare
  • Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle
  • Make friends with like-minded people
  • Have the opportunity to see more of Australia
Whatever their interest, there are a variety of roles to select that will provide young Australians valuable life skills. These include experiences as an officer, in management, engineering, logistics and warehousing, combat and security, and administration.


La Trobe University Webinars, ASPIRE and On Campus Tours (Bendigo)

Undergraduate webinars on offer

LaTrobe University are continuing to offer full virtual services in 2021, including webinars with students and parents.  They are embracing the opportunity to be available more often, in more accessible formats – all while staying COVID-safe.

The upcoming webinars are:
  • 16 March & 13 April – Aspire: Application 101
  • 30 March – Build your study skills
  • 20 April – Studying at La Trobe
  • 5 May - Scholarships and grants
Future webinars will include: Entry and pathway programs, parent information session, Arts, Business, Health, Education, Science, IT & Engineering.

Updates to Aspire Early Admission Program dates

In these uncertain times, we want to give students more confidence about their future. So here’s some good news: Aspire applications will open earlier this year. Students will be able to apply for Aspire from 19 April 2021.
Aspire helps Year 12 students prepare for their future by giving them the chance to receive an early conditional offer to their course. After its many successes last year, we’re focusing on making it even more accessible in 2021. Visit our Aspire webpage to find out more.

Bendigo Campus Talk & Tours

The Bendigo Campus will again offer personalized consultations and tours of the Bendigo Campus during each of the school holidays.

Students and their families are given the opportunity to meet with one of our friendly team to have their course questions answered and enjoy a tour of the campus and accommodation with a student ambassador who can talk about student life at La Trobe.
  • Term 1 Holidays: 12 – 16 April
  • Term 2 Holidays: 28 June – 2 July
  • Term 3 Holidays: 27 September – 1 October
Bookings for Term 1 Holidays are now open!  Don’t miss this early opportunity to explore what the Bendigo campus has to offer.  Have a course on your mind? Join at one of their many talk and tour sessions between Monday April 12 to Friday 16 April. This is your chance to meet a course expert and find out what it’s like to study with La Trobe. Ask questions, get a taste of uni, and feel ready to start your dream course. You'll meet their student ambassadors and take a tour of the Bendigo campus, check out the facilities and get a feel for their on-campus accommodation.



STUDY GUIDE: for successful learning (suitable for all ages)

This great study guide developed by the CCCA team is a wonderful resource full of great tips and techniques to keep you motivated and on track to reach your study goals.  You can print and use the time schedule to help you stick to meeting deadlines. 

CLICK HERE for your free resource

RMIT Discover What's Next Webinar Series (20 April - 15 July)

Over the coming months, RMIT will be hosting a series of free Discover What’s Next online webinars.  All events will take place from 5-6pm, and registration is important, so click on the link below to register.  Students are encouraged to register for as many that may interest them.


Deakin University April school holidays campus tours & course information webinars

Deakin Campus Tours – school holiday program

There's only one way to choose a uni. You've got to experience it for yourself, and we are excited to announce that Deakin is open for campus tours. Deakin Campus Tours will allow students and their families to experience their preferred Deakin University campus through a tailored tour, during the 2021 school holidays.

Guests will join a 45-minute tour with a current Deakin student and get a first-hand look at our cutting-edge facilities and have all their study questions answered.

The school holiday program will be held at all our Deakin campuses: Burwood, Waurn Ponds, Waterfront and Warrnambool.

The April events for each campus are:

Term 1 school holidays - April 2021
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Thursday 8 April
Tuesday 13 April

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Friday 9 April
Thursday 15 April

Geelong Waterfront Campus
Wednesday 14 April
Warrnambool Campus
Wednesday 14 April

Tours will depart daily from 9am until 4.30pm. Our events will run in accordance with Deakin University and government guidelines.

To find out more information about the Deakin Campus Tours and to register your attendance please visit

Discover Deakin - course information webinars

Deakin are extremely pleased to once again present the Discover Deakin Webinar Series again in 2021.

The Discover Deakin webinars will continue to give students a chance to experience our progressive, real-world approach to learning.

In 2021, the webinars will be covering a range of undergraduate study areas and topics that will help prepare  students to ready to study at Deakin. Attendees will also have a chance to meet future teachers, hear student stories and get their questions answered by our experts.

Most importantly, students will discover what it's actually like to study at Deakin and gather all the information they need to choose the perfect course to help them achieve their study goals.

To find out more visit


Meet Melbourne University Live Webinars 27 April - 6 May

Meet Melbourne Online 2021 undergraduate webinar series gives students the opportunity to explore the courses and study areas that interest them. Commencing on Tuesday 27 April, Melbourne University will be running 13 subject area-specific sessions over two weeks. At each webinar students will:
• Explore our undergraduate degrees and pathways to graduate study
• Meet some of the inspiring people who will be teaching and supporting them at Melbourne
• Get to know current students and hear their tips for making the most of university life
• Take a closer look at how we’ll prepare you 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 you with course planning, peer and academic mentoring, health and wellbeing initiatives and our vibrant student life.

Faculty experts will be available during all sessions via live chat to answer student questions throughout the event. Students should register their interest to receive updates about University events, for further information at


Careers in Law Information

  • Legal Careers and General information for Students prepared by the Institute of Legal Executives the peak body for paralegal employees Careers in Law

Victoria Police are looking to recruit over 3,000 new Police Officers by 2021

Victoria Police are currently in the midst of our biggest recruitment drive ever. We are looking to recruit over 3,000 new Police Officers by 2021, so there's never been a better time to apply!

Victoria Police has four different roles available for students who might be interested in pursuing a career in policing:
  1. Police Officer
  2. Protective Services Officer
  3. Police Custody Officer
  4. Victorian Public Servant
For students interested in a career with Victoria Police, please find some helpful information below:

Experience and attributes we are looking for:

Not every 18 year old will be ready to apply but those who are gathering life experience whilst they are in high school will be more competitive throughout the recruitment process.

For example:
  1. Part-time work experience in a customer service environment - provides exposure to people of all works of life and develops communication, teamwork and conflict resolution skills. For example, working at McDonalds one day a week.
  2. Volunteer experience - develops a sense of community-mindedness and communication skills. For example, working at the local surf lifesaving club or community centre.
  3. Sporting club experience - develops teamwork, communication and leadership skills, not to mention the healthy level of fitness that is a requirement of the role.
  4. Overseas travel - provides exposure to other cultures, religions and languages and fosters a sense of independence and assertiveness.
To see the full eligibility criteria visit the Victoria Police careers website.

Information Sessions:

Victoria Police regularly holds information sessions and webinars across the state for those that are interested in a career in Policing. Students can register for our next information session.

Upcoming Information Session

For all resources that are available to assist students in their preparation please visit our Resource page.

On the resources page students can:
  1. Watch tutorials
  2. Download information flyers
  3. Watch the fitness test video

And much more.


Marist House - accommodation for students at ACU, RMIT & Melbourne University

Marist House : a residential program for university students (Fitzroy Melbourne).Marist House provides good and cheap accommodation within a very Catholic context.  For more information visit

Beyond School Study Guide

The Beyond School Study Guide is a useful tool for information about tertiary study and government help.

Check out the factsheets on each of the HELP loans, different pathways to university, and compare what study might look like in higher education and vocational education and training (VET).

Beyond School Study Guide (PDF 3,210KB).

VTAC Year 12 Guides

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.  Year 12 students are encouraged to browse both links and begin to familiarise themselves with what lies ahead over the next months.


Job Vacancies

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

2021 The Good Universities Guide University Ratings & Rankings in Australia

2022 University Course Guides

2022 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.

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:

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 closed. Register your interest to receive updates and don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique experience.