Which degree should I choose?

19 February 2015

How do you choose a university degree you will be passionate about? There are hundreds of different courses on offer, and you can combine degrees at some universities. The Australian National University has developed a fantastic video to help you consider a degree that's right for you. Details can be found on the ACK Career Libguide.

UMAT 2015

Year 12 students, please note that applications to sit the UMAT 2015 are open and registrations close on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 5pm sharp! The UMAT will be held on Wednesday, July 29, and the results will be available late September. Results from UMAT 2015 can only be used for undergraduate medicine or health science courses beginning in 2016 but not 2017.  Students should not register for UMAT 2015 unless they are planning to apply for a course starting next year and they meet the eligibility criteria specified in the UMAT 2015 information booklet.  Click here  for more information and to apply, or call (03) 8508 7643.

Candidates without a current passport, drivers licence or learners permit are strongly recommended to apply for an Australian Keypass or Australian Proof of Age Card as soon as possible as no other forms of ID will be accepted. Candidates without correct identification will not be permitted to sit UMAT 2015

The UMAT is required for the following courses:

Bond University - Medicine

Charles Darwin University - Clinical Sciences

Flinders University - Clinical Sciences/Medicine; Vision Sciences

Monash University - Medicine

University of Adelaide - Dental Surgery, Medicine

University of Auckland (NZ) - Medicine

University of Newcastle/University of New England - Joint Medical Program

University of New South Wales - Medicine, Optometry

University of Otago (NZ) - Dental Surgery, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine

University of Queensland - Dental Science, Medicine (provisional entry)

University of Tasmania - Medicine

University of Western Australia - Dental Medicine (assured entry); Medicine (assured entry)

University of Western Sydney - Medicine


Year 10 vocational planning

We have started the Vocational Planning program with our year 10s. This program is based on career education and improving students’ study skills in preparation for VCE/VCAL studies, and will be held every Tuesday afternoon. The Career Education program will cover such things as resume writing, application letters, interview techniques and end with all students having a mock interview with an “employer”.

If you have conducted job interviews and have the time to help us out, we would love to hear from you. The mock interviews will take place in October. The study skills session will cover such things as how to prepare for exams, different study techniques and time management.

We believe that students should know these skills before leaving ACK and, as a result, we expect them to actively participate in all sessions. Their progress will be reported on in the final year 10 report.  Please ask your child about these sessions and maybe use the opportunity to discuss your experiences with resumes and interviews.

Parent information nights

Thank you to the parents that have attended our information nights in the last two weeks. If you were unable to attend, there is a copy of the PowerPoint presentations on the Career Libguide. If you have any questions about these presentations, please feel free to contact either Tracey Kift, Rachel Williams (VCE) Alex Houghton (VCAL) Carol Fisher (VET & SBAT) or me. 

Jenny Pendlebury - Careers Coordinator