Careers Corner

Interested in plumbing? If you are completing school at the end of the year and are interested in pursuing a career in plumbing, you may be interested in undertaking a pre-apprenticeship in plumbing at the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) at Brunswick. This is a world-class training facility. For more information, go to

Cybersecurity degree at La Trobe University: La Trobe offers the Bachelor of Cybersecurity at the Melbourne campus. The course has been designed to address the global shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Also on offer are two double degrees – Cybersecurity/Commerce and Cybersecurity/Psychological Science, allowing students to graduate with an even deeper breadth of skills. The degree has been designed by industry – including the Australian Signals Directorate, Optus, Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Learn more about cybersecurity courses offered at La Trobe at this link

La Trobe University Online: If you would like to study at university in the future, but don’t want to move away, you can study courses through La Trobe online. To view the range of courses, as well as entry requirements, go to

Learn about the Aspire program at La Trobe University:

  • Years 9 – 11: If you are engaged in leadership and community service through school and/or in the community you are eligible to apply for the           La Trobe University Aspire Generation program. Successful applicants will be supported to participate in a range of volunteer and leadership opportunities hosted by La Trobe in conjunction with various community organisations.

  • Year 12: Applications for the La Trobe University Aspire Early Admissions program open on Friday 1 June for current Year 12 students who plan to study at La Trobe in 2019 or 2020.

For information on both programs and to apply, go to

Interested in becoming a pilot, firefighter, or paramedic etc.? The Pilot Aptitude Training Systems (PATS) website explains the process for Year 12 completers to apply for these different courses and occupations. It also explains the process for applying to the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). To view the site, go to

Interested in 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.