Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

Issue 7 VET/Careers

  • UMAT Preparation                                                                             BACK    

  • Entry Path for School Leavers

  • Academic Task Force July Holiday Revision Programmes
  • ECU Open Days
  • Snow Careers

UMAT 2017 preparation

Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT) for Year 12 students wanting to study Medicine or Dentistry will be held on the 26 July 2017. Registration for this test is via the ACER website.


Simulated UMAT Day 2017 - Intensive Preparation Workshop

 Last one for the 2017 UMAT season - don't miss out! 

PERTH - 4 July 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm (School Holidays)

University of Western Australia  

While the Simulated UMAT Day is extremely beneficial for Year 12 students, who will be attempting the real UMAT on the 26th of July 2017, this workshop is also highly recommended to anyone in Years 10 - 11 and aiming for a head start in UMAT preparation. Every year, students from Years 10, 11 and 12 mention to us that they wished, they had known about the UMAT NIE workshop before attempting the real UMAT, and also before Year 12 commenced. 

Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 interested in Medicine or Dentistry will need to sit the compulsory UMAT (examination) when applying for one of the above career choices. During a school holiday period, on the 4 July 2017, The National Institute of Education (NIE) will be conducting a full day UMAT preparation workshop. Please note, this is the final workshop for the 2017 UMAT season, don't miss out! Places are strictly limited. All details are available via

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The workshop includes an overview of the entire UMAT process - exam, scores, standardising, applications, university requirements, interviews, past experiences, professional advice, performance expectations, and more. Each student is individually assessed and fine-tuned for peak performance. Strategic problem solving and tuition in each UMAT construct, and of course medical interviews (MMI and structured panel). The workshop will be conducted by highly experienced and expert lecturer who will define and explain each UMAT construct. A full practice test conducted under exam conditions, followed by marking and feedback session. This intense full day preparation workshop allows students to identify and explore their true strengths and weaknesses in relation to UMAT-readiness. 

Cost: $289 (food and refreshments will be provided) 


Recent articles of interest. 

Why study Medicine? Entry from a current Undergraduate Medicine Student at Monash University. 

So Where Do I Start my UMAT Journey...And how much time do I need to get ready for the UMAT? 

Balancing UMAT preparation with Year 12 studies. How much time should I spend on UMAT practice? 

How do you structure your UMAT Preparation? Can you study and successfully prepare for the UMAT? 

UMAT percentile and UMAT scores requirement for medicine and dentistry. What if I don't get the right mark? ATAR and Year 12 academic achievement. 

Preparing for Medical Interviews. Structured panel, semi-structured interviews, and MMI.

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Entry Path for School Leavers



Just launched: PwC’s new entry path for high school leavers

Straight out of school and thinking about work or further study? What if you could do both at the same time while kick starting a career at Australia’s biggest professional services firm!
Now offering an alternative pathway to the traditional university route, PwC is proud to bring you the Higher Apprenticeship program - a new entry path that can help you build an exciting and rewarding career, your way!
During this 18 month program, you’ll work on varied and challenging client or internal projects, develop your business skills and complete a professional Diploma of Business with a leading training organisation
At PwC we care about you, your development and ability to grow within our firm. We’ll set you up with on-the-job training and ensure you get the time-out you need to study for exams. Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship, you’ll have access to the same opportunities for career progression as a new graduate! How about that for new possibilities?
The Higher Apprenticeship Program will commence on the 31 July with positions available in our Assurance and Consulting teams.

You’re ready to apply if:

  • You’ve completed Year 12 of high school (HSE or VCE)
  • Can commence employment by late July 2017 in our Sydney or Melbourne office
  • Eligible to work in Australia 

Please note: Applications will not be accepted from students who have completed a degree or are yet to finish Year 12
What we’re looking for…
We’re looking for switched on, enthusiastic people who have a passion to work on projects that make an impact. We’re on the hunt for people with speciality interests. Got a passion for coding, building websites, interested in economics or keeping up with the latest business trends? If you’re passionate, a great communicator and a team player, you’ll fit right in!
Next Steps

  • Apply online at PwC Careers
  • Applications close 14 June, 2017
  • Assessment Centres commence 26 June, 2017
  • Final interviews held the week commencing 31 July, 2017


Academic Task Force July Holiday Revision Programmes
Enrolments are currently open for ATAR revision courses during the July school holidays with Academic Task Force at Perth Modern School, Churchlands Senior High School, Perth College or Rossmoyne Senior High School or Academic Associates at the University of Western Australia. Specialist ATAR teachers will help you revise your course content and prepare you for your exams. Courses will give you fresh insights into course concepts and tips on how to answer questions and maximise marks in your exams. To enrol visit the Academic Task Force website at or speak with your Year Coordinator for a brochure.  

·July Year 11 & 12 ATAR Holiday Revision with Academic Task Force - 10 hr subject revision and exam preparation courses to guide your study and preparation for exams. Available in week 1 and 2 of the July school holidays at Rossmoyne SHS, Perth College, Churchlands SHS and Perth Modern School. Enrol online today at or call 9314 9500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

· July Year 12 ATAR Revision Courses with Academic Associates – Premium 10 hr revision courses available at the University of Western Australia in week 2 of the July school holidays. Enrol online at or call 9314 9500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

· July Years 7 – 10 Skills Development Program with Academic Task Force.  Programs available in English, Maths, Learning Skills and Essay Writing. Available in week 1 and 2 of the July school holidays at Rossmoyne SHS and Churchlands SHS. Enrol now online at or call 9314 9500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ECU Open Days



Snow Careers
The EA Ski and Snowboard instructor internship positions for 2017 and 2018 are now open for applications at all locations in Canada and Japan. These instructor internships provide full training, accommodation, exam, lift passes and a guaranteed job offer.

Students considering a career in the snow industry should get in touch with our experienced training consultants to discuss their training, visa and working options. The courses with Educating Adventures have been in operation at over 24 resorts around the world for 10 years, and with a 99% pass rate maintained each season AND the guaranteed job offer, it is a great career pathway program.
Program Requirements:

  • Intermediate to advanced skier or snowboarder ability
  • Genuine interest in snow sports
  • Positive attitude and decent work ethic
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Click this link for interested students to get further information.


Best wishes
Susan Leach
VET/Careers Coordinator
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