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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 […]

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, […]

A decade of educational and career decision-making

Today as I reflect upon the past decade from 2010 to 2020, I realise that so many educational and career decisions have been made in my family alone, not to mention all of the various career and education decision-making that I have supported in my professional practice. I have two now adult daughters, both of […]

Career Coaching, Is it different to other coaching services?

As I hit my 6 year anniversary of private and professional career coaching practice, I am keen to reflect, and also to communicate the distinctions between career coaching and other coaching services, such as life coaching, that you might find on the internet. In reflection I have experienced wonderful success with my clients and I’m […]

How to apply for courses through VTAC

If you have a student in year 12, who needs help with applying for courses using the VTAC application process I can help. The VTAC application process can be overwhelming. If your year 12 child is confused and doesn’t know what tertiary courses he or she wants to apply for, I can help by working […]

Stress and Anxiety in Year 12

In my career coaching practice I see many year 12 students who are experiencing stress and anxiety. This is not a reflection upon 2017 clients – stress and anxiety has been a common theme for clients of all ages throughout my years as a private career coach. What is concerning for me as a career […]

What are STEM subjects and Soft Skills?

What are STEM subjects and Soft skills? These are the buzz words being used in careers. Everyone is talking about STEM subjects and soft skills, etc – the trouble is, do we know what these are and why they are related? Also, do we know how to communicate them to a prospective employer, or recruiter? […]

VTAC applications for 2018

I attended a VTAC applications for 2018 Briefing last week. There are quite a few changes this year, so there was a lot to take in! Changes I posted a blog about the  changes earlier in the year, as I heard Greg Craven, member of the Federal Government Higher Education Standards Panel, speak on the […]

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 […]

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