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Career Support & Learning at University

The University Landscape – Career Support & Learning at University Are you heading off to university?  Congratulations! This blog is for those of you who are entering higher education for the first time. You may not know what is available at university regarding career and learning support, so this blog is for you. Did you  […]

University Rankings – Latest Results

Two rankings platforms, both the Times Educational Rankings and QS sites, have published the latest results in world university rankings. This is timely news for school-age students looking to apply for courses to commence in September 2022, in the northern hemisphere.For year 11s in Australia, soon to be commencing their year 12 studies, they will […]

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 […]

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 […]

When will my year 12 child receive his 2020 course offer?

  Dear year 12s, may I be the first to congratulate you on completing your VCE, VCE(VET) or IB exams! Well done for surviving this period of intense study. I’d also like to congratulate your parents. Parents of year 12s; bravo! Now what? Sure, there’s Schoolies. Sorry parents of year 12s, that was uncalled-for. But […]

Do you have to go to university?

I’m going to address another hot topic; the question of whether you have to go to university. A lot of year 12s ask me this question. Short story – I didn’t go to university straight from school, but pretty much most of my year group did so. I can also tell you that one of […]

The qualifications that students need.

  The qualifications that students need for long-term career success are not necessarily the same qualifications that their parents obtained and the Australian Government recognises the need for radical change. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) exists to set the standards of knowledge, skills and understanding required at each level of tertiary education. This framework has […]

If your child drops out of university

If your child drops out of university, you might be feeling very concerned about what they are going to do next. Dropping out of university in the first year of study is not uncommon. On average, in Australia, around 25% of students will drop out of university, and not return to study. Andrew Norton, refers […]

Year 12 students apply through VTAC for tertiary courses

Year 12 students in Victoria will soon be able to apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) for tertiary places in up to 8 courses. It is a period when they are also really busy completing SACs and so semester 2 in year 12 can be really busy and maybe a little stressful for […]