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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 […]

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 […]

How will COVID-19 affect this year’s UCAT exam?

I am going to do my level best to be a one-stop professional online career coach to year 12s in particular at this time of the COVID-19 virus.I will share links to helpful resources and then you can contact me for further information as needed. This blog is about the medical entry, or UCAT exam. […]

Career Coaching in Year 11.

When I ask a student what career coaching they receive(d) in year 11, at school, I’m often met with a blank stare. Year 11 is very often a ‘forgotten’ year level from the point of view of school-based career coaching and so they have nothing to tell me. Even if they completed some sort of […]

Career Coaching in Year 12 – When to start and what needs to be done.

It is important for year 12s to obtain professional career coaching, and ideally they need to begin this process early in the academic year. This is particularly the case if they have not received any career coaching in years 9, 10 or 11. So when should your year 12 child start their career coaching and […]

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 […]

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 […]

How do you decide on your VTAC preferences?

This is the time to decide on your VTAC preferences if you are applying for tertiary courses in 2020. This applies to both year 12 and non year 12 applicants. So, how do you decide on your VTAC preferences? And how important is it to get your preferences in order? A lot of applicants are […]

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