Monthly Archives: February 2016


Lattitude Global Volunteering


Lattitude Global Volunteering (formerly Gap Activity Projects) has been offering international volunteering and gap year projects for 17-25 year olds, for over 35 years.  A diverse range of projects are on offer in Asia/Pacific, or further afield in Europe, the Americas and Africa. Lattitude Volunteers… are not tourists; they immerse themselves in the local culture, […]

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GAP Medics


    GAP Medics programs offer students interested in healthcare a genuine insight into the hospital work of doctors and nurses in Tanzania, Zanzibar, Thailand and the Czech Republic. Gap Medics are offering an exciting project for students that are looking to apply for university courses in medicine, nursing, dentistry or midwifery.  Gap Medics is a […]

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VCE and CAREERS EXPO 2016


Attending the VCE and CAREERS EXPO 2016 is a great opportunity to collect information from a huge range of providers at the one location. Exhibitors include: VCE resource providers, universities and TAFE and training colleges. In addition, there will be seminars on VCE subjects, tertiary courses, career, gap year and study advice. When:  9am-3pm, Thurs […]

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Swinburne University overview


  Swinburne is a provider of higher education and vocational education and training (VET) courses. Its main campus is in Hawthorn, with small campuses in Croydon and Wantirna. 2016 saw the introduction of 11 Professional Degrees in areas such as Arts, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Games and Interactivity, Health Science, Information and Communication Technology, Media […]

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Open days at Holmesglen


Most tertiary institutions hold their Open Days in August (dates will be provided in the next Newsletter so you can get them in your diary). However, Holmesglen has Open Days throughout the year. Holmesglen is mainly a VET provider (some degrees) with campuses in Chadstone, City, Moorabbin and Waverley. Dates of Open Days are: 17 […]

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Deakin University Overview


Deakin is the seventh largest university in Australia with over 53,000 students. It offers over 700 courses and careers at its four campuses: The largest campus is in the Melbourne suburb of Burwood There are two campuses in Geelong, one at Waurn Ponds and the other on the Geelong Waterfront.   A campus is located […]

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Monash University Admission News


Monash offered more than 10,000 students a place in an undergraduate course for 2016. There was an increase in offers made by the Faculty of Business and Economics, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science compared with 2015. Of these offers, 5,800 went to students with a Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application. […]

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How can I find out about University Courses and Careers?


School students who do their research usually find it easier to make course/career decisions than those who do not. How/where can I research? Go to the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website at www.vtac.edu.au and do a Course Search (eg Where is a particular course taught? What is this year’s ATAR? What are the prerequisite […]

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Health Degrees Overview


MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY – It is possible to study medicine/surgery at Deakin (Geelong), Monash (Clayton and Gippsland), and Melbourne universities. Of course, many interstate universities also offer medicine, and it is possible to study it in New Zealand (eg University of Otago in Dunedin) and have the qualification recognised in Australia. NOTE: Be aware that […]

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What are some of your alternatives upon leaving school?


Many students will want to pursue university study. Research shows that those who have a university degree are (on average) less likely to be unemployed and are likely to earn more during their lifetimes than those who do not. Others will want to complete a vocational course (VET) like hospitality, childcare or graphic design. Another […]

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