From the Careers Desk

17 November 2016

View your year 12 results online

Results will be available online from 7am Monday, December 12 to 5pm Friday, December 16. Students will need to log on to using their student number and PIN.

This service is free and operates 24 hours a day. The website is optimised for smart phones and other mobile devices with an internet browser.

If you don’t remember your student number (it starts with 1) please email me before December 12 so I can give it to you. This also applies to year 11 students who completed unit 3-4 subject this year.

Results by SMS

Students can register to receive an SMS on the morning results come out. Registration is open until midnight Sunday, December 11 by sending your student number (without the letter) and PIN to 19 787 888 ($1.10 incl. GST). From 7am on Monday, December 12 until 5pm Friday, December 18 results can be obtained immediately. For further information go to Results and ATAR Service: SMS.

Students who will be overseas as this time should not register to have their results sent by SMS, but rather access them on the internet.

Results will arrive in the post from Tuesday, December 13. I will be available at school on the Monday, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday to help anyone wanting to discuss change of preference applications. Please phone me on 0457 817 990 to make an appointment.

During this time staff from VTAC, universities and TAFEs will be available to answer questions. Most universities will be conducting information sessions about change of preferences and pathways into courses of choice. More information in the next newsletter.

Low Income Health Care Card for Australian students

Once you have finished secondary school you may be eligible for a Low Income Health Care Card.

This card gives access to various concessions, not only on some health care items but also on other goods and services. In particular, TAFE and other short courses offer substantial discounts for cardholders.

You may also be eligible for public transport concessions (however, if you are studying interstate you are not eligible for public transport concessions in Victoria).

Eligibility for a Low Income Health Care Card is based on your income over the previous eight weeks. As long as your income is less than $4296 over that period you should qualify. You will maintain the Low Income Health Care Card as long as your income does not exceed $4296 in any 8-week period.

I recommend that all graduating year 12 students consider applying for this card once the exams are over. Visit Low Income Healthcare Card  to find out more.

Mock interviews – Year 10 career program

Over the past month we have completed over 170 mock interviews with our year 10 and year 11 VCAL students. Thank you to the following people who gave up their time to not only interview the students but to read their applications and provide written and verbal feedback: Amanda Wyllie, Anna Quigley, Bernie Jephson, Carol Fisher, Caroline Burge, David Taylor, David Williams, Deirdre Payne, Elizabeth McCormick, Grazia Egan, Jenny Buckingham, Jess Pendlebury, Karen Tabone, Marie Gerrard, Mary-Ann Leonard, Megan Fraser, Michael Foldi, Michelle Jones, Mick Leslie, Peter Appleton, Philip Clancy, Steve Calvert and Tonya Frost. Click on the photos at bottom of page to see some of the students being interviewed.

VCA & MCM's 2017 intensive summer schools

Students keen on the visual and performing arts are invited to join in a summer immersed in arts with a variety of performing and visual art summer school programs at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in the Southbank arts precinct.

The 2017 summer school intensives are available in acting, film and television, pop song writing, musical theatre, composition for animation, visual art: drawing and painting, dance, and music.

Find out more at Short Courses & Summer Schools

Are you interested in studying in the USA?

Kilmore International School is hosting an information session on November 28 at 3.40pm on the application process to study in America. The speakers will cover such things as the subjects you need to complete to be considered, how to determine the best college or university to apply to, scholarships, the whole application process and will answer any questions you may have.

This information session is particularly aimed at year 9 and 10 students but anyone is welcome. If you are thinking of studying in America this would be a wonderful opportunity for you to obtain all the information to make an informed decision.

If students or parents wish to attend, please email me by Friday, November 25 so I can book you a spot.

Jenny Pendlebury - Careers Coordinator