VU News for schools - December 2014

NEWS
DECEMBER 2014
FOR SCHOOLS
PREFERENCE PANIC? WE’RE HERE TO HELP
We understand that not all strengths can be ranked.
The end of exams and release of ATARs can be a stressful time.
If your students want to do tertiary study, we can help them find
their best study option.
During Change of Preference (24 November – 22 December),
our team will be available to give advice and answer questions
so your students are ready to take the next step.
Change of Preference Expo
Your students can get information about courses, fees and
scholarships directly from academic staff, VU Course Advisers
and current students.
Wednesday 17 December, 4–7pm, Footscray Park Campus
Register
SUPPORT FOR
SUCCESS
One-on-one appointment
Students can register for a free 30 minute one-on-one
appointment with a VU Course Adviser at our Footscray Park
Campus. Appointments are available from:
Monday 15 – Friday 19 December, 10am – 6pm
Book an Appointment
Chat online or over the phone
Our Course Advisors will be available to take your calls and
chat online or via our Facebook page.
Monday 15 – Friday 19 December, 9am – 5pm;
Monday 22 December, 9am – 12pm
Call 1300 VIC UNI (1300 842 864)
Learn more about our Change of Preference activities
Our flexible study pathways can help
students start their tertiary education
journey regardless of their ATAR.
key to your students’ success. Many of our
current students take advantage of academic
and personal support services designed to
help them reach their goals.
We offer tailored learning support and
entry level degrees where students can
transition into a specialised second year.
We are here to support your students on
the next steps of their academic journey.
Making the most of their studies will be the
VU and Victoria Police have launched a
ground-breaking internship program that
will give law students the opportunity to
gain legal experience in a police setting.
The ten-week internships comprise a series
of two-week placements in a variety of
police specialist areas including
Prosecutions and Civil Advocacy. It’s the
latest program in a suite of more than
150 internships offered by the College
of Law designed to give students unique
exposure to the justice system.
Read more about the internship
MARK YOUR DIARY
DECEMBER – FEBRUARY Course Information Sessions
DECEMBER
15 ATARs released
15–19 Course coaching: one-on-one appointments
VU hotline opens 1300 VIC UNI
Online chat available
17
Change of Preference Expo, Footscray Park Campus vu.edu.au/cop
22
VTAC Change of Preference closes
FEBRUARY
3–4 Course Information Evenings for students still looking for 2015 study options
MAY
15 SAVE THE DATE: 2015 Career Practitioners’ Forum
NEW! We’re excited to announce three new scholarships for students commencing
in 2015. Applications close 30 January for the Fielding Foundation Sport
Scholarships, George Alexander Foundation Leadership Scholarships and
Maribyrnong City Council Sport Scholarships. Read more about our scholarships
VU
NEWS
FOR SCHOOLS
VU CHOSEN FOR TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
Victoria University will participate in one
of the State Government’s new Teaching
Academies to help its up-and-coming
teachers boost their classroom skills
through school-university partnerships.
partner schools in Melbourne’s west,
extending the considerable classroom
immersion that VU already offers
its students.
Under the $1.6 million program, Bachelor
of Education students will spend two days
a week for up to 30 weeks learning at
Associate Professor Bill Eckersley, the
teaching and learning director in the
College of Education, said that by
bringing together a cluster of schools
into a single hub with a partner university,
VU’s education students can blend theory
and practice, build strong and sustained
relationships with school communities,
and increase their employment prospects
upon graduation.
Read more about the program.
COURSE IN PROFILE
Certificate II in Electrotechnology
Studies (Pre-Vocational)
Electrotechnology is a hi-tech industry which
covers all aspects of electrical, electronic,
instrumentation and communication technologies.
Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies
(Pre-Vocational) is a great introductory course
that will give students a competitive edge
when seeking an electrical apprenticeship.
Delivered at VU’s award-winning $44m
Construction Hub at the Sunshine Campus,
students have access to an innovative learning
space that integrates hands-on workshops
INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS
CAREER OUTCOMES
with high-tech learning labs.
Through employer engagement initiatives,
Electrical skills are highly sought after
STUDENT TESTIMONIAL
VU’s new approach to apprenticeship
and graduates can gain entry into an
“I needed to keep up with the fast-changing
programs offers flexible learning delivery
apprenticeship and pathway into the
electrical industry so I took the study pathway Certificate III in Electrotechnology
options and new assessment practices
from the Certificate III to the Advanced
that include relevant task-based projects.
Electrician. Upon completion of an
Diploma.I’m currently an electrical technician apprenticeship, graduates can find
We deliver higher quality, complex training
with Airservices Australia, maintaining the
that develops skilled job-ready graduates.
employment as a licensed electrician
UPS power supply for Melbourne’s airports.” across the manufacturing, construction
vu.edu.au/courses
and mining industries.
Yasar Karanar, Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician, Advanced Diploma
Electrical apprenticeships include some advanced mathematical computations.
of Engineering Technology (Electrical)
VU’s Learning, Literacy and Numeracy team is on hand to fill the knowledge
SAMPLE STUDY PATHWAY
Certificate II in
Electrotechnology
Studies (Pre-Vocational)
gaps and help students master their trade.
Certificate III in
Electrotechnology
Electrician
Advanced Diploma
of Engineering
Technology (Electrical)
Bachelor of Engineering
(Electrical and
Electronic Engineering)
(Honours)
VU
NEWS
FOR SCHOOLS
EXTEND YOUR SKILLS WITH A
POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATION
Are you or your colleagues looking for professional development?
VU offers a range of postgraduate courses in the field of
education, from graduate certificates to graduate diplomas,
masters and PhDs.
New for 2015, the Master of Education is designed for
teaching professionals*, principals and educators who want
to advance their career or take on a specialist education role.
The course allows you to build on your experience with the
latest theory, research and practical skills in education.
* In VU News October, it incorrectly stated that the Master
of Teaching was
for non-teaching professionals. We apologise for any inconvenience.
PLACEMENTS MAKE PERFECT
VU’s clinical placements and industry-relevant curriculum helped
Alexandra Edwards graduate job-ready.
STUDENT PROFILE:
PRACTICAL-MINDED
”I love sport and fitness and realised I could make a career out
of it. VU was my first preference for my undergraduate degree
because of the rehabilitation component of the course.
The path to victory doesn’t always run straight!
Some students are yet to discover where their natural abilities
lie and are searching for a vocation or career they enjoy that
utilises their skills.
VU gives these students the support and reassurance they need
to build self-confidence and future direction. Our study pathways
and practical approach helps them make their own success.
Suggested courses
Foundation Studies in Health and Science
Certificates III or IV in:
Business
Construction
Health and Science
Information Technology
Sport and Fitness
Hairdressing
Media and Arts
Make-up
My 520 clinical placement hours, helped me get job-ready
because I experienced everything first-hand, not just from a
textbook. I did exercise prescriptions for patients suffering from a
range of conditions such as diabetes and spinal cord injuries.
I’m now working as an exercise physiologist at a sports medicine clinic.”
Alexandra Edwards, Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human
Movement, 2011
Browse sport and exercise courses available at VU
INFORMATION SESSIONS
VICTORY IS OURS
•This year’s Myer Christmas Windows showcase the handiwork
of our Diploma of Specialist Make-Up students. Read more
about our students’ involvement
•VU is teaming up with major partner Netball Victoria to expand
netball in Melbourne’s west. Read more about the program
•VU was proud host to VCTA’s annual Comview Conference in
November which included a presentation from former Federal
Minister and VU Adjunct Professor Craig Emerson.
We still have selected course information sessions available during
December -– February for students before the 2015 enrolment period:
Children’s Services, Footscray Nicholson
Children’s Services, St Albans
Disability and Community
Education Support
Youth Work
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CONTACT US
Lauren Strathie
Manager, Future Students
(VE and Undergraduate)
+61 3 9919 4586
lauren.strathie@vu.edu.au
vu.edu.au
Joanna Little
Future Student Adviser
+61 3 9919 5276
joanna.little@vu.edu.au
Tricia Fidler
Future Student Adviser
+61 3 9919 2581
tricia.fidler@vu.edu.au
Carmen Dilullo
Future Student Adviser
+61 3 9919 5263
carmen.dilullo@vu.edu.au
CRICOS Provider No. 00124K
Jessica Campbell
Future Student Adviser
+61 3 9919 5282
jessica.campbell@vu.edu.au
Paula Soon
Victoria University International
+61 3 9919 1365
paula.soon@vu.edu.au
VU supports students with disabilities and has a range of services and
resources to help them complete their studies and participate in all aspects
of university life. For more information visit vu.edu.au/disability
2014 CHANGE OF PREFERENCE
PATHWAYS
If your student didn’t get the ATAR score needed to get into their first choice course, we can help design a study pathway.
We have guaranteed pathways linking courses within and between further, vocational, and higher education.
Diploma of Education Studies
Bachelor of Education
Diploma of Children Services
(Early Childhood Education and Care)
Bachelor of Education
(Early Childhood/Primary)
Diploma of Information Technology
Bachelor of Information Technology
(Network and Systems Computing)
Diploma of Fitness Diploma of Sport Development
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
of
of
of
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of
of
of
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Exercise Science (Sport Practice)
Exercise Science (Clinical Practice)
Sport Science (Exercise Science)
Sport Science (Human Movement)
Sport Coaching
Psychological Studies
Sport Management
Sport Science (Physical Education)(Secondary)
Sport Management/Bachelor of Business
Certificate IV in Community Development
& Diploma of Sport Development
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
of
of
of
of
of
of
of
of
of
of
Sport Science (Exercise Science)
Sport Science (Human Movement)
Sport Coaching
Psychological Studies
Sport Science (Human Movement)/
Sport Management
Sport Science (Physical Education) (Secondary)
Sport Management/
Business
Sport Management
Diploma of Engineering Technology Advanced
Diploma of Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Engineering (Architectural Engineering) (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)
Diploma of Nursing
Bachelor of Nursing
Diploma of Building Surveying
Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Bachelor of Building and Construction Management
Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
Diploma of Remedial Massage
LOOKING FOR OPTIONS?
To assist with guiding your students to their dream careers we have grouped related courses.
We recommend preferencing multiple courses within the group to maximise your student’s chance of studying
their preferred interest at VU.
Accounting and Finance
Bachelor of Commerce
(Applied Finance)
Bachelor of Business
(Accounting)
Bachelor of Business
(Banking and Finance)
Bachelor of Business
(Financial Risk Management)
Bachelor of Commerce (Applied
Finance)/Bachelor of Laws
Allied Health
Bachelor of Health Science
(Paramedic)
Diploma of Paramedic Science
Bachelor of Science (Clinical
Science) – Osteopathy
Bachelor of Health Sciences
(Dermal Therapies)
Bachelor of Health Science
Biomedicine
Bachelor of Biomedicine
Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Bachelor of Science
Science)
(Biomedical and Exercise Science)
Building and Construction
Bachelor of Building
(Construction Management)
Diploma of Building and
Construction (Building)
Advanced Diploma of Building
Design (Architectural)
Diploma of Building Surveying
Business and Management
Bachelor of Business (Supply
Chain and Logistics)
Bachelor of Business
(Marketing)
Diploma of Business
(Enterprise)
Bachelor of Business
(Management)
Bachelor of Business
(Information Systems
Management)
Education and Training
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Education –
Extended Learning Program
Bachelor of Education
(Early Childhood/Primary)
Diploma of Education Studies
Diploma of Early Childhood
Education and Care
Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil
Engineering) (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering
(Electrical and Electronic
Engineering) (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering
(Architectural Engineering)
(Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering
(Mechanical Engineering)
(Honours)
Advanced Diploma of
Engineering Technology
Exercise Science/
Sport Science
Bachelor of Exercise Science
(Sport Practice)
Bachelor of Exercise Science
(Clinical Practice)
Bachelor of Sport Science
(Exercise Science)
Bachelor of Sport Science
(Human Movement)
Humanities and Social
Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of International
Studies
Bachelor of International
Studies/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Arts (Legal Studies) Diploma of Liberal Arts
Information Technology
Bachelor of Information
Technology (Network and
Systems Computing)
Diploma of Information
Technology
Certificate IV in Information
Technology
Law and Legal
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Legal Services
Bachelor of Laws/
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Laws/
Bachelor of Arts
Advanced Diploma
of Legal Practice
Bachelor of Creative Arts
Industries
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Interactive Media
Diploma of Professional
Writing and Editing
Certificate IV Health Science
Foundations
Media And Communications Bachelor of Communication
Nursing and Midwifery
Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Midwifery
Diploma of Nursing
Nutrition and Food Science
Bachelor of Science
(Human Nutrition)
Bachelor of Science (Food
Science)
Bachelor of Health Science
Physical Education /
Sport Management
Bachelor of Sport Science
Bachelor of Sport Management (Human Movement)/ Bachelor
of Sport Management
Psychology
Bachelor of Psychological
Studies
Bachelor of Psychology
(Honours)
Bachelor of Science
(Psychology)
Social Work and
Community Services
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Arts
(Community Development)
Bachelor of Arts (Criminal
Justice Studies)
Diploma of Community Services
Bachelor of Arts
Work
Sport Management /
Physical Education
Bachelor of Exercise Science
(Sport Practice)
Bachelor of Exercise Science
(Clinical Practice)
Bachelor of Sport Science
(Exercise Science)
Bachelor of Sport Science
(Human Movement)
Tourism and Events
Bachelor of Business
(Event Management)
Bachelor of Business
(Music Industry)
Bachelor of Business
(International Hospitality
Management)
Bachelor of Business
(International Tourism
Management)
Youth Work
Bachelor of Youth Work/
Bachelor of Youth Work
Bachelor of Sport Management
Diploma of Youth Work
Certificate IV in Youth Work
Bachelor of Sport
Management/
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Sport Science
(Human Movement)
Diploma of Business
(Enterprise)