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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 […]

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 […]

Careers Counsellor Services

Parents of year 12 students seeking careers counsellor services can obtain the following careers services from me at Karen Your Career Coach. My professional careers counselling services are affordable, progressive and confidential. Careers counselling is highly skilled work carried out by professional counsellors, qualified to post-graduate level in Career Development. Counselling incorporates psychological assessment and […]

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 […]

Courses, Open Days, and How to enrol

In year 12 our children are expected to make decisions about courses, to attend Open Days and know how to enrol, usually through VTAC, in higher education courses. That’s a lot to do when they’re busy studying for SACs, doing their VCEs, IB, VET or VCAL subjects. Parents, did you know how to do all […]

How can your child be career smart?

How can your child be career smart? Indeed, what does career smart mean? According to Jan Smart, from the Foundation of Young Australians, we need to rethink what it means to be smart. There is rapid change in the world of work and we cannot assume that a job that our child takes now will […]

Helping with course preference change.

It’s been a busy few weeks helping with course preference change. So many parents, or students themselves, have contacted me this year, when their VCE results were released, for a range of reasons, and driven by anxiety and the urgency of the process. Many were looking for help because they did so well. Better than […]

Worried about your student son or daughter?

If you’re worried about your student son or daughter and it’s keeping you awake at night, you might be in need of the support of a careers coach. I’ve been in the same position, wide awake and trying to figure out how to say the right thing in the morning – something that won’t make […]