Study skills and resources

Lisa Tran has developed a series of free resources and study guides for high school students.

Whilst many of the resources are targeted to VCE students, HSC students will benefit from tips on study skills and how to write essays.

YouTube Channel:

Australian Defence Force Gap Year Program

Current Year 12 students can apply for a 12-month position in the Air Force, Army or Navy to begin in 2022. To explore the positions available and to apply, go to

Swinburne University

Work Integrated Learning Guarantee

Did you know that Swinburne guarantees that all students studying a Bachelor degree will have access to industry experience through placements, internships or industry-linked projects? It’s called the ‘Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Guarantee’.

Prospective students and their families can find out about this program through an online webinar being run on Wednesday 16 June at 4pm. To register your place, visit

Have you considered vocational education and training (VET)?

This includes – apprenticeships, traineeships and TAFE study. Did you know that 77% of VET graduates secure employment after training?

VET is one of the most progressive forms of education available to school leavers. It’s in touch with the realities of the current and future employment market – because it’s entirely driven by the employment market.

If you would like to learn more about VET and why you should consider gaining a VET qualification after school, go to to check out the ‘VET. It’s Right Now’ video initiative.

What type of apprenticeship would you be suited to?

Taken from the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website.

“Career evaluation is constant and unending especially for people who are considering their next career step. Career choices can be difficult as there are so many options out there.

It can be easier if you know which Work Types you prefer and what career options they lead to. These Work Types are identified through a Career Interest Explorer, co-created in consultation with Australian Centre for Career Development and focus on apprenticeship and traineeship career pathways.

There are seven Work Types in total which can lead to different industries and occupations. While it may be easy to choose the best known occupation in a Work Type, it may not be the best option for you.

Realistically, an occupation can be linked to many Work Types, but focusing on your primary Work Type can help narrow down the industries or occupations that may interest you.

Below are the seven Work Types that are linked to apprenticeship or traineeship occupations. There may be some occupations that you may not have even thought could be done as an apprenticeship or traineeship”.

  • Analytic and Scientific
  • Creative and Artistic
  • Helping and Advising
  • Nature and Recreation
  • Organising and Clerical
  • Persuading and Service
  • Practical and Manual

Go to to complete a career interest quiz, research occupations that align with each work type, and to further research your apprenticeship and traineeship pathways.

Interested in Veterinary Nursing?

This is a fantastic occupation for those who are passionate about working with animals. Veterinary nurses assist veterinarians in all aspect of animal patient care, including surgical procedures, laboratory testing, medical treatment, and consultations.

To become a qualified veterinary nurse, you usually have to study the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing whilst undertaking employment, work placement in a Vet clinic.

This can be completed through a traineeship, VET study or online study. Once qualified, you can undertake further study to specialise in dental, surgical or emergency and critical care.

For information on this occupation, go to

You may also consider studying a paraprofessional qualification at the university level:

Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing

La Trobe University

This is the first paraprofessional veterinary nursing qualification of its type in Australia,

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

Charles Sturt University

This course can be undertaken at the Wagga Wagga campus, in partnership with GO TAFE, Wangaratta or online,

The University of Melbourne - Updates

Prospective students – get in touch!

High school students can sign up to receive news about courses, events, key application information, accommodation, and scholarships etc. Register via

Learn about courses

You can download the 2022 undergraduate course guide and faculty course guides via

A Day at Melbourne

Year 10 and 11 students are invited to get a taste of the university experience at Melbourne. Students will have the opportunity to attend lectures and interactive workshop sessions that will challenge them to think critically and gain insight into the broad areas of study available to them.

They’ll also have the chance to chat with University staff about courses, accommodation, scholarships and student societies at the course and student services expo. All students will enjoy a tour of the Parkville campus. There are two sessions running – you can choose which session to attend.

Date: Thursday 8 July

Morning session -

Afternoon session -

Meet Melbourne Live

The University of Melbourne has hosted online webinars for prospective students about courses.

There is one webinar left – Bachelor of Music on Wednesday 2 June.

If you missed the following previous seminars, you can watch them on demand. The following course areas are covered:








Fine Arts

Veterinary Medicine




For information, visit

Mathematics and Statistics Undergraduate Experience (Online)

The University is hosting a 2-day undergraduate experience for students in Year 11-12.

Throughout the event, students will gain insight into the mathematical and statistical courses offered in the undergraduate degrees. Students should be studying advanced mathematics.

Date: Thursday 1 - Friday 2 July

Information and RSVP: contact Sam Povall for information, [email protected]

Upcoming career events

Australian Catholic University - Experience ACU

Experience ACU is a free event allowing prospective students to participate in workshops and activities tailored to their study area of interest.

Students can choose workshops from a range of study areas including nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, education, physiotherapy, psychology, sports and exercise science etc.

Melbourne campus: Tuesday 29 June

Canberra campus: Tuesday 6 July

Ballarat campus: Tuesday 28 September

Information and registration,

Monash University

Monash Indigenous Winter Camp

The Indigenous Winter Camp aims to provide Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students from year 10-12 with an in-depth insight into university life, while focusing on team-building, meeting new people, culture, confidence building and health and well-being. The program will run between 27 – 29 July. For information and to register, visit

Digital Open Day

Monash will be running a Digital Open Day for prospective students on Sunday 25 July. This is open to all students and their families. You will be able to find out about courses, accommodation, pathways, scholarships and student services,

Do it with DATA: Tackling climate change

This event for Year 12 students will reveal how the power of information can be harnessed to reverse climate change and champion a healthier world. Students will engage in on-campus activities and workshops. Must have completed or be studying Unit 3-4 Mathematical Methods.

Date: Tuesday 29 June

Venue: Monash Clayton campus

Information and RSVP:

Discover Business

Join the Monash Business School Discover Business taster sessions and choose from a range of activities to learn more about the many different courses and careers available across all areas of business, economics and commerce. For Year 11 and 12 students.

Date: Wednesday 7 July

Venue: Monash Caulfield campus

Information and RSVP (closes 23 June):

Upcoming career events

Monash University – Inside Monash

Monash University is running a series of information evenings for prospective students focussed on courses and study areas in June. For information and to register visit


Nursing and Midwifery


Introduction to law


Politics, Philosophy & Economics




Become a teacher

You can watch recorded seminars from past events via

Virtual Careers Expo 2021

Connecting students to more than 50 tertiary providers including Torrens University Australia, Virtual Careers Expo provides a wealth of information on course offerings, study options and career outcomes.

Students from anywhere in the country can log in to explore virtual expo halls, tune in to seminars and presentations, download course guides, take virtual campus tours and connect with staff and students.

Date: 16 July 2021

Information and RSVP:

Western Victorian Careers Expo

This event will be run online and there is a huge range of exhibitors that students and families can connect with. Whilst this event is targeted to students in Western Victoria, all prospective students are welcome to participate.

Date: Tuesday 22 June, 9.30am – 3pm. Information and RSVP:

Missed the Year13 Expo?

Don’t worry – you can still watch some of the webinars that were recorded.

Victoria Police

For career information session dates, visit

Deakin University

Discover Deakin

Deakin is hosting the following online seminars for prospective students in June. The seminars will showcase courses at the University,


Marketing Psychology & Human Resource Management Psychology




Property & Real Estate


Commerce & Business




Sport Management & Development


Architecture & Construction Management


Information Technology


Find out about accommodation at Deakin University by tuning into an online webinar during July,

Victoria University – Undergraduate Webinar Series

Victoria University is running a series of information evenings for prospective students focussed on courses and study areas in June.


Law, Criminology, Legal Studies


Creative Arts, Screen Media, Animation


Building Design, Building Surveying, Construction Management, Engineering


Science: Biomedical & Health Sciences


Primary & Secondary Education


Community Development, Social Work, Youth Work, Criminal Justice


Information Technology, Cyber Security


Sport, Exercise Science, Outdoor Leadership




Tourism, Hospitality, Event Management



For information and to register visit

RMIT University – Discover What’s Next

RMIT University is running the following online information sessions for prospective students in June and July.

These are events not to be missed as you will receive up to date information for the 2022 intake and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about courses.





Flight Training & Aviation






Health Science


Information Technology








For information and to register for sessions, go to

Endeavour College of Natural Health

Endeavour College is located in Melbourne and offers courses in the following study areas: Acupuncture, Myotherapy, Naturopathy, Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, and Complementary Medicine.

The College is running two open days for prospective students in July.

On-campus: Saturday 19 June

Online: Wednesday 30 June

For information and to RSVP, visit