25 March 2022

Career & Pathways News

25 March 2022

Career & Pathways News

More information, including the most up-to-date information about scholarships, early entrance programs and pathways can be found at Marcellin Careers. One on one appointments are available to all students at: Lara Ingram and Kevin Kelly

Work Experience | Year 10 Reminders
Students should now be aware that work experience week will be running from 14-17 of June. We encourage students to be actively searching for a placement. Remember to sign up for White Card training if you are doing placement in the construction industry. Details on how to do this are located on the MyMC News page.

Year 12 Early Admissions | Exciting News! 
Speakers from Swinburne, RMIT and La Trobe will be coming out to discuss early admission programs and applications in Term 2. Keep an eye on your emails for an invite!

ADF GAP Year Program 2023
An ADF Gap Year is a unique opportunity for students to experience life in the Navy, Army, or Air Force, without needing to make a long-term commitment. The skills obtained through the ADF Gap Year program will provide them valuable work and life experience and are completely transferable. Applications are open! Learn more and/or apply at ADF Gap Year.

UNI in Translation: A-Z of Terms 
Searching for a course for next year can be very overwhelming. To make it even more confusing, universities have their own language. Let’s break down some common terms:

  • Admission pathways: different ways of getting into university and meeting the admission criteria
  • ATAR: Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank, this is a score based on Year 12 subject scores. It is used to form your selection rank that determines your entry into a course
  • Bachelor’s degree: This is the first qualification you can complete at university and it is also known as an undergraduate degree
  • Core: A compulsory unit that all students enrolled in your degree must do
  • Credit points: a numerical value attached to each unit. You need to complete a certain amount of credit points to finish your degree
  • Elective: a unit that you can select from any school or discipline provided you meet the pre-requisites
  • Lecture: A presentation facilitated by an expert academic that conveys critical information on a particular subject. This is the main kind of class at university
  • Major: this is the main thing you will be studying. It is a sequence of units in your chosen area and will become your area of expertise. Generally, it is 8 units per major
  • Minor: a shorter sequence of units in a specialised area of study. It has less depth and less units than your major and often will complement your major. Generally, it is four units per minor
  • SEAS: Special Entry Access Scheme. SEAS is used to make sure universities get a sense of your full potential by enabling you to share the circumstances that have impacted your VCE.
Selection Adjustments:
  • Selection rank: a course specific ranking used to determine entry into a course. It is made up of your ATAR, subject adjustments, SEAS, folio or selection tasks, and any interview or personal statement.
  • Unit outline: this tells you everything about the unit you will be studying, including assessments, and learning outcomes
  • Unit: a subject focused on a specific topic. Full time students generally do four units per semester