Applications for courses for 2018 are now open on the VTAC website. You will need your VCAA student number to create an account, the first step in the application process. Timely applications close on 28 September (cost $35.00). Late applications cost $103.00. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) applications are also open and can be completed following a VTAC course application (close 10 October). Scholarship applications done through VTAC close on 13 October. You can change your VTAC course application as much as you wish at no extra charge.
CASPer: FOR INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION (ITE) COURSES
Applicants for all Victorian university ITE courses must undertake the CASPer test. The test requires applicants to demonstrate personal attributes such as motivation to teach, strong interpersonal skills, willingness to learn, resilience, self-efficacy, conscientiousness and organisational skills. CASPer is taken on-line and is composed of 12 sections. Each section contains video or word-based scenarios followed by three open-ended, follow-up questions. Applicants have five minutes to answer the questions that follow each scenario. CASPer can only be taken on-line; international students must complete it by 10 November 2017 and applicants for undergraduate and graduate-entry teaching Round 1 offers must complete it by 30 November 2017. You will need to enter your VTAC ID when registering and will be asked to provide government issued photo ID eg passport, drivers licence or learner permit card. Your results will be sent directly to VTAC and the institutions to which you apply. Results are not given to the applicant.
NOTE: If you sit CASPer and get an offer and defer, you do not have to sit the test again.
When applying for courses, VTAC recommends applicants place some pathway courses in their preference list as they will not know the outcome of their CASPer test and therefore, whether they will be accepted into teaching courses. Eg – a Bachelor of Arts may be suitable for those interested in primary teaching or teaching Humanities or Studies of Society and Environment.
If you deferred your place in an education course in 2017 you do not have to sit the test before taking up your place in 2018
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE NEWS –
ACCESS MELBOURNE 2018 – Guaranteed entry for Access Melbourne applicants have been approved for 2018. Students from a rural or isolated area, or those who have a disadvantaged financial background could be eligible for a guaranteed place at Melbourne by applying through Access Melbourne – even if their ATAR is below the clearly-in rank.
- Students must have completed Year 12 in Australia or the International Baccalaureate in 2017
- Student is eligible for the consideration in one or both of the categories ‘disadvantaged financial background’ and ‘from a rural or isolated area’
- The student satisfies the prerequisite subjects for their chosen course
- Achieved an ATAR or notional ATAR in 2017 of:
78+ guarantees a place in Design or Science
80+ guarantees a place in Arts
88+ guarantees a place in Commerce
92+ guarantees a place in Biomedicine
For more information see: https://access.unimelb.edu.au/
DOOKIE OPEN DAY –
For students interested in studying Agriculture at Melbourne, the university is offering an opportunity for prospective students to visit their farm at Dookie. There will be course and career advice, information sessions, farmers market and various activities. When: Wednesday 18 October.
MONASH UNIVERITY NEWS –
FREE VCE HHD and PSYCHOLOGY REVISION LECTURES AT MONASH – The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is offering VCE revision lectures to assist Year 12 students prepare for exams. The lectures, delivered by qualified VCE teachers, are designed to reinforce each term’s learnings. When: Health and Human Development, 10am-3pm, Tues 26 Sept; Psychology: 10am-3pm, Wed 27 Sept;
CAREERS AND CREATIVITY DAY FOR ART, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE –
The Monash Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) Careers and Creativity Day is a great way to find out more about the courses available and the varied careers to which they can lead. The day will start with a panel discussion between MADA’s lecturers and alumni about their career paths and job prospects. The afternoon session will provide the opportunity to take part in a hands-on workshops focusing on different areas of interest. Students interested in Fine Art will have the application process explained, covering the folio and what happens in the interview. When: Sat 16 September; Where: Caulfield campus; Information and bookings: www.monash.edu/mada/workshops.
[Ms. Zuleyha Kip – Careers Advisor (girls)]