Padua Careers News

There is lots happening over the next few months in the Careers area and the following information is provided to assist all students and parents. Please feel free to make contact with our careers team for any assistance.

VCE and Careers Expo –  “The biggest Careers and Education event”  on 2nd – 5th May at Caulfield Racecourse. Exhibitors include VCE resources, universities, TAFE and training colleges plus seminars.

Padua Careers Website – Our College website has a wealth of information on this site and it’s useful to check regularly: updates, VTAC information, calendar of dates, newsletters and links to TAFEs and Universities.

University and TAFE Open Days – these will mostly be held in July and August and we will publish these dates when they are available. It is strongly advised for students to visit Open Days to experience the campus and further research potential tertiary courses.

Monash University Seminars (various dates) - an opportunity register for an evening information session with a specific faculty.

ECAT – Thursday 1 August - (A date for your dairies). The Padua College annual Expo for Education, Careers and Training will showcase to students and parents all senior subjects, displays from all Learning Areas and exhibitors from Universities and training provider.

Mornington Peninsula MPLLEN Expo – A local Careers Expo Day held at Chisholm TAFE on Tuesday 21 May for students to gather information from a wide variety of exhibitors, Universities and TAFE Colleges. This is an optional day and there are still a few vacancies for any students in Year 10 or 11 who would like to attend, please send us an email or call into the office to book your spot.

Lunchtime Careers Information sessions at Padua – these will include a variety of guest speakers and a variety of careers topics. These sessions will be advertised in the daily bulletin.


Year 12 students

VTAC - In August students will be able to set up VTAC accounts for applications for Tertiary study. It is important that they have been looking at Course Search to investigate future courses:

An assembly will be held in August for all Year 12 students at school to assist them with setting up of VTAC accounts.

SEAS – There are four categories within the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) for special consideration. Applications will open in August as part of the Year 12 student VTAC account and eligible students should be aware of these and prepare relevant any documentation.

Category 1:  Personal information and location

Category 2:  Disadvantaged financial background

Category 3:  Disability or medical condition

Category 4:  Difficult circumstances


UCAT 2019 - Year 12 students applying for Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences – for courses commencing 2020. Students must sit the UCAT ANZ 2019 test Registration. Booking are open now at the UCAT ANZ website and will close on 17 May 2019 at 11:59pm AEST. The UCAT ANZ test is a 2 hour, computer-based test, multiple choice test in the month of July 2019.

If you have any queries about registering for the UCAT please feel free to visit the Careers Office to discuss these.


Early Achievers Programs  - there is opportunity for Year 12 students who have leadership and community involvement experience to apply for early acceptance into their desired courses at ACU or LaTrobe University.

 ACU -  Community achievers program Opens 1st May

 LaTrobe University - Leaders program Opens 1st June


Careers advice

If students would like to arrange a careers meeting to discuss subjects or courses, please contact the Padua careers staff member for your house, or contact the careers office at Mornington anytime to make an appointment:

Green Houses – Ms Stipic

Blue Houses  -  Mrs Maher

Red Houses  - Mrs Kerr

Gold Houses - Mrs Milne


The Careers Team