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Careers May Update

18 May 2017

Careers May Update


  • UMAT applications close 2 June; test 26 July. Information Booklet: link
  • ‘INSIDE MONASH’ seminars – Coming in May: 2nd Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, 4th Nursing and Midwifery, 9th Education, 11th Psychology, 16th Medicine and Biomedical Science, 16th Education, 17th Law, 18th Health Sciences, 18th IT, 23rd Biomedical Sciences, Radiography and Nutrition, 25th Engineering; Register: link
  • EARLY ACHIEVERS PROGRAM (ACU) – Applications now open until 17 July. See: link
  • ‘FOCUS ON MELBOURNE’ seminars in May: 16th Biomedicine; 17th Agriculture; 18th Veterinary Science; 23rd Engineering; 24th IT; 30th Science; link


Health is the fastest growing employment industry. Deakin is offering information sessions where you can explore your options.

  • Exercise and Sport Science at Burwood – 6-7.30pm, 17 May and 2-3.30pm, 20 May; at Geelong (Waurn Ponds) 6-7.30pm, 24 May and 2-3.30pm, 27 May
  • Food and Nutrition Sciences at Burwood – 6-7.30pm, 17 May and 2-3.30pm, 20 May
  • Health Sciences at Burwood – 6-7.30pm, 18 May; at Geelong (Waterfront) 6-7.30pm, 25 May
  • Nursing and Midwifery at Burwood – 6-8pm, 26 July and 2.30-4.30pm, 29 July; Geelong (Waterfront) 6-8pm, 26 July and 2.30-4.30pm, 29 July; Warrnambool – 6-7.30pm, 11 August.

Register online at link; Health course information: 1800 693 888.


The number of Victorian university graduates applying to become teachers has fallen nearly 40% in a year. This drop has triggered concerns about potential teacher shortages into the future. Requirements for getting into a teaching course will rise this year, with ATAR’s set at a minimum of 65 for 2018 and 70 in 2019. From this year, Victorian universities will only be allowed to offer two-year graduate entry initial teacher education programs, instead of one-year courses which were known as the Diploma of Education. This may have deterred some students from pursuing a teaching career, although the difficulty in finding full-time work could be a contributor as well.

The new compulsory literacy and numeracy test and a separate test which will now be used by many Victorian universities for entry to education courses to measure non-academic skills like problem solving, leadership, empathy and resilience (known at CASPer) may also put off students.

CASPer (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) is an admissions test developed in Canada which assesses non-cognitive or non-academic attributes in an online format in the pre-screening stage of the application process. The cost to complete this test will be $80.00.

[Ms. Zuleyha Kip – Careers Advisor (girls')]