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Adventure Kokoda - Year 11 students

Year 11 students are invited to apply to join the 2018 'Adventure Kokoda' trek.


The Arthur Grassby Scholarship provides financial support to students from Secondary Colleges across the East Gippsland Shire to assist with costs associated with the trek.


Arthur Grassby is a Bairnsdale resident who fought with the 39th Battalion and was with the first Australian troops to encounter the Japanese at Kokoda. He was one of many Gippslanders to serve on the Kokoda Trail.


Applications close at 5pm Friday 30th March 2018


Please see Mr Garry (Year 11 Hub leader) or Mr Martin (Assistant Principal) for further details.

Kangan Institute: Fashion Camp

Kangan Institute: Fashion Camp

10 April, 10 July & 25 September

This event is held during the school holidays and provides an insight into the fashion industry from industry experts. It is intended for students aged 15–19 who are interested in pursuing a career in fashion.

Find more details here –

UTAS Marine Discovery Scholarship

UTAS Marine Discovery Scholarship

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies is offering a scholarship to four Tasmanian and five interstate students to live the life of a marine biologist on Maria Island for five days. The program is open to Year 11 and 12 students and will run 18 – 23 April. Completion of the program will also count towards one unit of study at the University of Tasmania. Applications close Tuesday 27 February.

Application forms can be received here –

Australian Defence Force Gap Year 2018 Year 12 students

Australian Defence Force Gap Year – 2018 Year 12 students

Applications are now open for the ADF 2019 Gap Year program. This program is a great way to find out if a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force is for you, as well as make great friends

and have new leadership and travel experiences.

Find out more –

Deakin University Step on Campus

Deakin: Step on Campus

5 – 6 April & 11 – 13 April, 10am & 12pm daily

Deakin’s Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront and Warrnambool campuses are holding Step on Campus events for potential future students. You’ll have the opportunity to be taken on a guided tour of your local Deakin campus with a current student, asking any questions along the way.

Register here –

William Angliss School Holiday Program

William Angliss School Holiday Program

Thursday 5 April: Food day

Wednesday 11 April: Tourism, Events and Hospitality day

These sessions are recommended for students in Years 9 – 12 and are an opportunity to find out what training, study and a career in these industries are like. You will also go on a campus tour.

Book your ticket now –

Monash University - Information evening (advance notice)

Monash Information Evening

Sale: 21 August 2018

More details –

Australian College of Nursing - Nursing Careers Expo

ACN Nursing and Health Expo Melbourne

Saturday 28 April, 8:30am – 1:30pm

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Students interested in pursuing a career in nursing or other health professions can attend this expo to find out about their study, employment and career options.

More details –

Deakin: Medical Imaging, Optometry and Medicine Info Evening

Deakin: Medical Imaging, Optometry and Medicine Info Evening

Waurn Ponds campus: 10 April, 6pm – 8pm

This information evening is for prospective students to find out about their study options in medical imaging, optometry and medicine.

More details –

Aim for the Stars Scholarships

Aim for the Stars Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded annually in many areas including sport, science, art, music and entertainment, environment and sustainability plus business, leadership and community.  

The scholarships are for young women??(over 12 years old) who have initiative and passion and are committed to achieving a dream in their field of choice. 

Applications close 31 March. Apply online. Winners announced on 1 July 2018. 

Apply now - 

The VCE and Careers Expo

Senior students are invitied to attend The VCE and Careers Expo on Friday 4th May

Departing at 6am we will arrive at the Expo with time for you to attend a range of seminars and browse the Expo. 

FREE entry to Expo -  $10 cost towards bus travel

Numbers are limited - please give your name to Careers if you would like to attend. 


Federation University - Year 10 campus visit

Year 10 students are invited to attend the Federation University (Gippsland) campus visit on Monday 7th May 2018.

The day includes an talk and tour of the camus, Q and A session with student ambassadors, an interactive study skills session and a $10 lunch voucher is provided for you to use at the student cafeteria. 

This is a free day 

Numbers are limited - to secure you place -  let your Pastoral teacher or Careers know if you would like to attend. 

Federation university - Study Skills Days

Gippsland: Tuesday 3 July, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Berwick: Wednesday 4 July, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Mt Helen: Thursday 5 July, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Find more details about these events –

AIE Holiday Workshops

Gotta Make ‘em All: 12 – 13 April

Game Programming in Unity: 12 – 13 April

These fun, interactive courses are appropriate for all students aged 12 and over. You will be introduced to design concepts and see what the AIE campus is like.

More details –

Zoos Victoria- Become a keeper for a day!

Become a keeper for a day!

Zoos Victoria is a place full of passionate conservationists committed to providing a safe place for species in the future. With over 120 zoo keepers employed, they provide world-class welfare and care to our native Australian and endangered animals.

These school holidays students can discover what it is like to work at Werribee Open Range Zoo and become a Keeper for a Day.

Heading behind-the-scenes, students will get a hands-on experience of what it’s like to work as a zoo keeper as they take part in the many duties keepers undertake on a daily basis, including animal enrichment and exhibit maintenance.

Students will get to see animals up close, speak with keepers about their jobs and experience and head on a special safari tour across the savannah.

‘Keeper for a Day’ is designed for secondary school students (years 7 to 12) who are interested in caring for wildlife and working at the zoo.

Event Information:

Dates: 3rd, 5th, 9th and 11th of April

Times: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Location: Werribee Open Range Zoo

Cost: $115.00 per participant 

$103.50 for Zoo members


Covered shoes must be worn. All participants must agree to follow Zoo educator instructions. Students will need to bring their own morning tea, lunch, water bottle and digital device to capture the moments!

Spaces are limited and bookings are essential. To book, please call 1300 966 784.


Latrobe University - 'Experience Clever'

Latrobe University has a program called ‘Experience Clever’ running across all campuses. Led by teachers, they are offering fun and dynamic workshops for students to see and experience uni life at Latrobe. The dates at each campus are as follows:

Melbourne Campus (Autumn) – Fri 6th April Registrations are now open.


Albury-Wodonga – Friday 1 June

Bendigo –Thursday 5 July

Melbourne (Winter): Friday 6 July


For more information, visit:


University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne has a new Bachelor of Science course planner which is commencing this year. This will help students plan their studies in their preferred science area.

With 40 majors available (more than any other science degree in Australia), it can make considering options overwhelming or a bit complicated. The course planner allows students to type in either a career, major or subject and, depending upon the search, it provides a career pathway or course information map to follow. For example, if 'veterinary medicine' is entered in the search field, the planner will advise which major and subjects to take as well as the career outcomes.

The planner is available in the app and android stores for free:

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

 Apprenticeships and Traineeships are a great career option for students looking to combine practical work with structured training. Australian Apprenticeships (often referred to as apprenticeships or traineeships) are available to anyone of working age and you do not need a secondary school certificate or other qualification to begin your apprenticeship. You can even commence while you're still at school finishing Years 11 and 12. There are many opportunities to train, study and earn an income in most occupations and traditional trades which offer a variety of qualification levels. Upon completion you will obtain a nationally recognised qualification and receive the experience you need to get the job you are looking for.

There are 5 simple steps to follow to help you find an Australian apprenticeship:

  1. Establish your chosen career pathway. Visit websites, do the research and undertake the necessary quizzes to match occupations with your interests. (Visit and
  2. Discuss these options with your career advisers and teachers, they also have access to the most up-to-date information.
  3. Write your resume. If you’re not sure where to start, your career adviser can assist you with a template or basic format. You will need to include your contact details, school studies, achievements, work experience, interests, skills and career goals.
  4. Find an employer who is looking for an apprentice. This can take a little bit of time but being patient can be worth your while. Subscribe to the various websites online such as Job Active has a ‘Job Seeker’ app which allows you to establish a job plan, browse and apply for jobs and track your applications.
  5. Formalise all the paperwork. Ask your employer to call their local Australian Apprenticeships Centre. This center will provide everything needed including the signing of the National Training Contract.


Monash Pharmacy webinar

21 June, 6pm – 7pm AEST

Find out about Monash’s undergraduate courses in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

More details –

What?s App?

If you haven’t already, it is worthwhile downloading the VTAC smartphone app. It lets you discover over 1,700 courses listed with VTAC offered at 57 universities, TAFE institutes and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. Its helpful functions include;

  • Searching for courses by keyword or course code, filtering your results by institution, campus, area of interest, qualification type and application method.
  • Entering your Year 12 study program into the prerequisite and course explorer, establishing a shortlist of courses.   
  • Enables you to create a VTAC account to check your ATAR and tertiary offer status.

Course content on this application is always updated so it is important to have internet connection to receive amended information. Available from your app store


VCE & Careers Expo

When: Thurs 3rd and Friday 4th May 9am-3pm, Sat 5th and Sunday 6th May 10am-4pm.For more information visit 


Senior students - bus travel available for Friday 4th May - departing Bairnsdale at 6am

Please contact Careers to book your seat - limited numbers