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What is the role of a career coach?

What is the role of a career coach? Excellent question! So many people are asking how might a career coach help me or my child. What difference will it make to me if I have one or more appointments with a private, professional career coach? The role of a career coach is to be client-centered […]

How to help a Year 12 student apply for courses through VTAC

Today’s update to career guidance professionals is helpful in supporting year 12s who are applying for further education and training courses through VTAC. VTAC stands for Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre. This is the sorting house, or admissions portal, for all applicants to courses in 2022 whether they are: Year 12 students Young adults who recently […]

Courses and Careers. Tertiary Study in 2022.

I’m having a lot of discussions about courses and careers, with parents and students, particularly since the arrival of the global covid-19 pandemic. The question being, is tertiary study a wise choice, for 2022? It is at this time in the academic year that many parents are trying to help their school-age children decide upon […]

Career coaching. Is your child motivated?

What do you do if your child is not motivated to study? Does your child feel as if school is a constant struggle? If your school-age child is not studying, or enjoying their subjects, career coaching is great for helping students to find motivation. But good quality professional career coaching for students is hard to […]

How to be Positive, for Students and Young Job Seekers

How can parents, friends and family members stay positive for their year 12 child; year 11 child; their job-seeking sibling? How can they stay positive themselves, when Covid-19 is still out here? Covid-19, an Iceberg of Sorts I’m not saying this is easy. There is no quick fix to anxiety, or lack of optimism. We […]

Dates for interviews for Medicine degrees Australia

I am sharing an updated list of dates for the interviews for applicants to courses in medicine around Australia. I have had very recent success working with a surgeon who was applying for a medical fellowship. We prepared for his interview thoroughly over a period of a few weeks. It was conducted online, which added […]

Victorian Year 12 students will receive an ATAR

Victorian students in year 12 will receive an ATAR, according to an announcement from Education Minister James Merlino. The Coronavirus effect Year 12 students across Australia have suffered the disadvantages that come from being “home-schooled” during the Covid-19 lockdowns. For sure, some schools are better equipped than others to support their students remotely. In particular, […]

Applying for university or TAFE courses for 2021

Applying for university or TAFE courses for 2021 is going to be different to previous years. It’s July 2020 and for many of us the past 5 months have felt like being in a giant washing machine, being thrown about. Everything is stop-start; topsy-turvy like never before. There are so many uncertainties. With respect to […]