If you think a piece of paper that says ‘degree’ is what employers are really looking for…think again.
All employers will want to see evidence of what you have done apart from your uni studies! See attached to register for an important webinar:
VU: Block Model
Commencing in 2018, Victoria University has introduced the Block Model to its undergraduate students. Unlike the standard university model where students juggle multiple subjects at once over a semester, at VU, students get to focus on one unit (subject) at a time. They complete each unit over a four-week ‘block’. Students typically finish their block on a Friday and receive their results on the following Monday, taking away uncertainty and a long wait for results.
With students being able to focus on a single unit at a time, they have small classes with a high level of teacher support. Prompt assessments ensure students have the opportunity to address any issues, or seek support, before commencing the next unit.
One of the greatest benefits of the Block Model is flexibility. Most units are available morning, afternoon and at times, in the evening, in multiple blocks throughout the year. This means students can choose what units they study and when, across the ten blocks throughout the year, to fit in with their work and family commitments outside of university.
Find out more about this revolutionary approach at VU Block Model
REMINDER: University Clinical Aptitude Test
Students intending to study certain medical, dental, and clinical science degree programs are reminded that they may need to sit the UCAT, and applications close on Monday 17 May 2021. The testing dates will be from 1 July 2021 to 11 August 2021.
Find out more and register at UCAT.
Aspire – Early Admissions Program to La Trobe
At La Trobe, we believe there is more to being a good student than marks alone.
The Aspire program rewards the skills and knowledge students gain from the positive impact they have made on their school or community through community service or volunteerism. Designed to give Year 12’s the tools they need to succeed at La Trobe and beyond, students accepted into the Aspire program will get:
- A taste of university life at La Trobe with special on-campus events before the year commences
- The chance to meet and connect with like-minded students
- Leadership opportunities, career development, networking, and industry mentoring
- VCE revision lectures for Year 12’s in the September school holidays
- Access to La Trobe’s extensive library and campus resources
- Induction into La Trobe’s Enrichment Program to prepare for what is to come
Successful applicants also receive their early conditional offer in September for their chosen course along with minimum ATAR requirements. Many courses have a minimum ATAR of 55.00, but some professional degree programs have higher requirements.
Up to 40 Aspire scholarships, worth $5,000 per year for up to four years, will be awarded to leading eligible Aspire students.
The Minimum ATAR Table shows the minimum ATAR for some professional degree courses for entry through Aspire in 2022. Should an applicant’s preferred course not be listed on this table, then the minimum ATAR is 50.00.
Applicants are required to provide information about the length and frequency of their community service and/or volunteering experience, as well as a 400-word description of their involvement and impact.
Types of volunteering include –
- community service or community group activities
- religious/cultural group activities
- participating in social justice groups or a school leadership role
- leadership in sport, the performing arts or charity fund-raising group activities
Further details can be found at the How to Apply link. Applications open 19 April 2021 and close 31 August 2021.
Discover What’s Next Webinar Series
Over the coming months, RMIT will be hosting a series of free Discover What’s Next online webinars. All events will take place from 5.00pm- 6.00pm, and registration is important, so click on the event listed below. Students are encouraged to register for as many that may interest them.
Tuesday 20 April
Thursday 22 April
Tuesday 27 April
Tuesday 4 May
Thursday 6 May
Tuesday 11 May
Thursday 13 May
Tuesday 18 May
Thursday 20 May
Tuesday 25 May
Thursday 27 May
Tuesday 1 June
Thursday 3 June
Tuesday 8 June
Thursday 10 June
Tuesday 15 June
Thursday 17 June
Tuesday 22 June
Thursday 24 June
Tuesday 13 July
Thursday 15 July
How much will a university course cost?
Changes to Student Contributions towards University Degrees
When Australian students go to university they are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP), whereby the Australian Government pays some of the university fees and the student pays the rest, this is called the 'student contribution amount'.
Commencing in January 2021 new student contribution bands and ranges have been introduced:
STUDENT CONTRIBUTION BAND
2021 maximum student contribution amount
Law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce, communications, society and culture
Dentistry, medicine, veterinary science
Other health, allied health, built environment, computing, engineering, surveying, science, environmental studies, pathology, visual and performing arts, professional pathway psychology, professional pathway social work
Agriculture, English, mathematics, education, clinical psychology, Indigenous and foreign languages, nursing, statistics
*EFTSL - equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) of a unit, so the standard annual amount the student has to pay.
Students are encouraged to browse Study Assist to familiarise themselves further about the costs of university study.