Please note that the Careers Room and my office are now located in the Bartlett Room in the Library, a beautiful space.
Westminster has subscribed to several sites with Career Information and Testing which are available to the Westminster Community. Two very useful sites can be accessed through Inspire - go to Study at West and scroll to Career Hub and Study Work Grow.
This is an incredibly useful site where there is a Job Search which will give all the relevant information about any Job, a Course search which includes all Universities in Australia and New Zealand, Scholarship information, Career Ladders, Resume templates and a Quick Quiz to ascertain interests.
The Westminster log in is WEST 2019
Some great ideas for work experience on this site also.
Equip’ de magazine: https://www.work-ready.com.au/e-mag/e-mag-2019/
Diary Date: Tuesday March 3 - Education USA presentation for students and parents in the MMC.
Education USA is funded by the American Government to assist Australian students to study in America. There will be a keynote speaker and representatives from American Colleges. This session is open to anyone in SA.
Amy was formerly the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Undergraduate Admission at UC Berkeley before leaving in July 2018 to pursue other opportunities.
She has served in admissions leadership for over a decade, moving to Berkeley from the University of Virginia in 2012. Admissions is Amy’s second career. She started her professional life in public service, working in Washington DC for government and non-profits.
Amy holds a graduate degree from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and an undergraduate degree from Sweet Briar College. She was a first-generation college student who discovered the wonders of global education while studying abroad as an undergraduate. Inspired by her own experience, Amy has worked to articulate the value of studying abroad and the positive impact of welcoming international students to college campuses in the US.
Amy’s leadership experience off campus includes the NACAC Board of Directors (2014-2017), the Overseas Schools Project in partnership with the US State Department and the College Board, and Khan Academy's Thought Leadership Council.
Topics that we are looking at covering include:
Save the date! Sunday 5 April 10:00 am – Monday 6 April 2:30 pm
Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide SA
Universities from all over Australia and New Zealand and other tertiary providers will be there - a one stop shop! Highly recommended. This event is free.
Monday 22 June (full day for all Year 10 and 11 students)
This will be a day when students will have access to many providers: Universities, TAFE, Private Providers, RTO’s, Trade Training etc. More details to follow but save the date for this very important day. This will constitute the first day of Year 11 work experience and will assist Year 10 students for Futures preparation.
Commencing Tuesday 23 June, Year 10 and 11 students students will have the opportunity to do three to four days of work experience. If students are on tour at this time, they will have the opportunity to do work experience at another time.
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test used by the UCAT ANZ Consortium of universities in Australia and New Zealand for their medical, dental and clinical science degree programmes. The test helps universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required for new doctors and dentists to be successful in their clinical careers. It is used in collaboration with other admissions processes such as interviews and academic qualifications.
Candidates taking the UCAT ANZ in 2020 for entry to universities in Australia and New Zealand in 2021 should note these key dates (deadline times are in AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time):
|Concession Scheme opens|
Access Arrangements open
|3 February 2020|
|Booking Opens||2 March 2020|
|Concession application deadline|
Access Arrangements deadline
|4 May 2020 at 5.00 pm|
|Booking Deadline||11 May 2020 at 11:59 pm|
|Late booking deadline||18 May 2020 at 11:59 pm|
|Cancellation deadline||18 May 2020 at 11:59 pm|
|Testing begins||1 July 2020|
|Last testing date||31 July 2020|
|Results delivered to universities||by early September 2020|
The following UCAT ANZ test fees apply in 2020:
|Tests taken in Australia or New Zealand||$299|
|Concession Fee (Australia only)||$199|
|Tests taken overseas / outside Australia and New Zealand||$374|
All fees will be charged in Australian dollars. An additional late fee of $75 applies for late bookings. The late fee also applies to candidates who have used a concession voucher to contribute to their test fee.
We will be having UCAT Club meetings during the year - please express your interest to me if you are wanting to join in. It is anticipated we will meet at a lunchtime once a fortnight in the Careers Room (Bartlett Room).
Head of Careers