Term 3 is a good time to meet with your careers teacher about the jobs and careers you're interested in and ask about the types of courses to consider.
So where do you start? You can use the tips on this page when speaking to your careers teacher, they might help you get the most out of your one-on-one time with them.
Questions to ask
If you're meeting with your careers teacher, it's good to be prepared.
This is your chance to find out about course options, possible careers and getting started on your university application.
Here are our top questions you should be asking:
1. What course leads to my desired career?
Do you have an idea of what career you'd be interested in, but unsure of your course options?
Swinburne has an extensive range of single and specialist degrees and double degrees.
Use our job and career search - search by occupation, and find out what courses can lead you there.
If you're unsure about careers, the job and career search is a good chance to view an extensive list of jobs which may catch your interest.
2. What other pathways can I take to get there?
There are many options to consider to reach your career goals, not just the ATAR you achieve in Year 12.
At Swinburne, you can pathway into degree-level courses through vocational programs and two-year associate degrees.
These offer a variety of entry options and learning styles.
Make sure you ask your careers teacher about your options, or feel free to contact us for detailed information.
3. How should I order my VTAC preferences?
The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) looks after the application and offer process for universities and TAFEs in Victoria.
If you apply through VTAC, you can list between one and 12 courses in order of your preference.
This gives you the chance to list more than one course that you're considering (and possibly list a pathway option).
Ask your careers teacher for advice or please contact us for further information about your application.
(Note: you can also apply directly to Swinburne)
4. Am I eligible to apply for SEAS?
You may be eligible to apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS).
SEAS allows VTAC selection officers to grant extra consideration when assessing your application, with consideration based on a number of categories.
Swinburne participates in SEAS categories 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
You can find further details about SEAS categories from your careers teacher or the VTAC website.
Job and career search
Use our career search below to help you find courses which lead to your desired career.
Either type in a keyword, such as 'psychologist,' or select from many of the careers listed in the 'career outcomes' field to give you an idea of future jobs and the related courses to get you there.