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Help with your tertiary queries

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July 27, 2017

Shepparton High School career practitioner Mary-Ann Linehan welcomes all community members to the VTAC information session at the school.

How to apply for university and other important tertiary information will be covered in a community information session at Shepparton High School next month.

A Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre presenter will discuss and answer questions about the process for school leavers and mature aged students, along with representatives from La Trobe University, Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE and Partners in Training.

‘‘The evening is open to the whole community with students and their parents from other schools, and those considering going to university as mature age students in 2018, welcome to attend,’’ Shepparton High School careers advisor Mary-Ann Linehan said.

‘‘It can be daunting for mature age students who don’t have the guidance of a school practitioner, so this evening gives them the opportunity to ask any questions they might have.

‘‘The process is different for them, school leavers have prerequisite requirements that don’t apply to mature aged students and they could potentially qualify through a range of TAFE courses or pathways.’’

Special Entry Access Schemes SEAS and how to apply for scholarships will also be covered.

Ms Linehan said locally there were some great pathways provided through La Trobe and GoTafe such as diploma of nursing with a dual enrolment with La Trobe.

‘‘They complete two years at GoTafe, earning qualifications as an enrolled nurse, before starting at the next two years training to become a registered nurse at La Trobe.

‘‘This evening is a good lead-up into August when many of the universities will be hosting open days,’’ Ms Linehan said.

Applications for VTAC, SEAS and scholarships open on Monday, August 7. Applications for SEAS close on October 4 and scholarship applications close on October 14.

Timely course applications end on September 29 with cost increases incurred for applications after that date.

The session will be held in Shepparton High School’s hall at 6pm on Tuesday, August 8.

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