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 VCE subjects?
  • Go on-line and search for courses on institution websites
  • Read brochures/pamphlets about courses available in the Careers Room
  • Go to career events such as Career Expos; eg VCE Careers Expo 2016 at Caulfield Racecourse (see info later in this newsletter)
  • Go to institution Open Days (usually on Sundays in August) – dates later
  • Go to events such as ‘Inside Monash’ (previously called ‘At Monash’) – details later in this newsletter, and ‘Focus on Melbourne’ (University) – details later
  • Attend school holiday programs run by some universities and other organisations (eg the Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary)
  • Search the Job Guide at www.jobguide.education.gov.au; this site also offers links to other useful careers websites (eg Job Outlook). Find out what a particular job involves, and what is the likely rate of employment upon graduation
  • Attend events run during the year which focus on particular careers (eg sports related careers, dietetics, psychology careers seminars have been held in the past) – details in this newsletter as they come to hand
  • Talk to people who work in careers which interests you; What do they like about their careers? Are there disadvantages? How did they qualify?