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when you get there questions to ask clubs and societies student interview sorting your finances transferring and deferring studying interstate sport and uni games sorting accommodation studying abroad choosing where to go intro to university Deakin University La Trobe University University of Canberra Bond University RMIT University of Newcastle Australian Catholic University James Cook University University of Queensland Charles Sturt University University of Tasmania University of the Sunshine Coast intro to tafes TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute NMIT William Angliss Institute of TAFE Holmesglen Institute of TAFE intro to colleges/academies Qantm College SAE Institute Australian Academy of Design Participate Film Academy Australian Institute of Music Endeavour College of Natural Health JMC Academy Raffles College of Design Sydney College of the Arts The Australasian College-Broadway


OPEN DAY SURVIVAL GUIDE

FOR those of you in your final year of high school, the pointy end of 2011 is fast approaching. It’s capital-D Decision Time. Choices need to be made. Important choices. But sometimes it would be waaay easier to jam on your headphones, turn the music up super loud and just drown out the well-meaning, but thoroughly irritating, words of advice from parents and teachers. It’s all a bit overwhelming, but just think; the rest of your life is about to begin! In a few short months you’ll have finished school, and who knows where you’ll be? Travelling the world, starting a new job, or, for many of you, starting

the tertiary education that will set you up for your satisfying and brilliant future career. My Open Day lets you compare different universities, TAFEs and private colleges and figure out which institution and course is perfect for you. There’s an awful lot to consider, so S-press is here to help! Our handy Open Day survival guide is chockers with the information you need to make the right choice, advice from those who survived Open Day season 2010, and the dates, times and locations of Open Days across the country. So go forth and conquer! And good luck! myOPENday.com . au

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OPEN days can be overwhelming, so it’s important that you have a plan of attack. Nothing complicated; just make a list of all the things you want to make sure you see or get more information about. Then hit the campus early, and take a stroll to get acquainted with the surroundings. Next, head to your faculty of interest. Even if you don’t know the exact course you’d like to do, you probably know the area of study you’re most interested in — whether it be Arts, Science, Business or Engineering. Each faculty will have information sessions and tours that are running throughout the day, so check the schedule and make a note of what interests you. 6

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Ask lots of questions! Check special entry requirements, what the course involves and where it can get you. Take along a bag and fill it with handouts — you won’t read them all on the day, but they’ll be mighty helpful later on! In your downtime, conduct your own campus tour. Check out the services, like the libraries, computer labs and student housing. Look at the extracurricular facilities like gyms and theatres. And definitely check out the food and coffee on offer — you’ll need serious brain fuel when hitting the books! Most of all, keep an open mind. Even if you’re pretty set on one course or institution, it doesn’t hurt to know all your options.


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CAMPUS SPECIFIC • Do you offer any support networks, like career counselling, health services and financial assistance? • If I need help with an assignment or am struggling in a subject, is there tutoring available? • What kind of student accommodation is available? • What kind computer facilities are available? • Is there on-campus parking (and do I need to buy a permit)? • What public transport is available? • Do I have the option of studying overseas for a semester? • What kinds of extracurricular activities do you offer? • What clubs or groups can I join?

• What are the entry pre-requisites? • Are there special requirements, like interviews or folios? • If I don’t get the required marks, what are my options? • Are there bridging courses, recognition of prior learning or cross credits available? • If it’s a TAFE course, can I get credit for my studies and do a uni degree later? • What type of job does this degree lead to? • What proportion of students land a job in their chosen profession after finishing this degree? • What industry connections and work placements does this course offer? • What sort of salary can I expect after I graduate? • Can I defer my place or take a year off? • Can I transfer from one course or campus to another? • How does this course differ from similar courses at other institutions? • How many hours of classes will I be expected to attend? • Are there any scholarships for school-leavers in this faculty that I can apply for? myOPENday.com . au

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CLUBS and societies provide thousands of students with the chance to get more out of university than just a degree. Joining a club or society (or two) at university will not only help you make new friends and make your time at university more enjoyable, but it can also help you develop both life and vocational skills that can assist with future employment opportunities. All universities offer a huge variety of clubs and societies that may be of interest to you, including professional based clubs, cultural clubs, religious and political clubs and sporting clubs as well. Monash University, for example, has more than 100 8

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student-run clubs that conduct activities, events, comps, productions, get-togethers, seminars, camps, conferences and more for its 10,000 plus student members. What’s best about clubs and societies is that they are extremely cheap and easy to join. The majority of clubs and societies will have their own stalls set up during O-Week, so you can sign up as soon as you’ve commenced your uni-life. And once you’re a member you’ll get to engage in everything your particular club and society has to offer, as well as benefit from sharing your university experience with people who have similar interests or who are studying the same degree.


Wow — sounds like all of your commitments must be pretty time-consuming, on top of your study! Yes, I suppose to some extent it is, but from my perspective it’s a supplementary, extra thing. You can come to university and you can go to class as much as you like, but it gives to an extra level of enjoyment.

CLAIRE CHANDLER, A THIRD YEAR ARTS/LAW STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA, SAYS JOINING A CLUB OR SOCIETY IS A GREAT WAY TO GET INVOLVED IN CAMPUS LIFE — AND AS A MEMBER OF THE ARTS FACULTY SOCIETY, LIBERAL STUDENTS SOCIETY AND GOLDEN KEY HONOUR SOCIETY, SHE SHOULD KNOW!

So, has being involved with clubs and societies enriched your university experience? Absolutely, definitely! And it’s also really helped me feel connected to the university. I know when I got here in my first year, I came to my classes and I went home and I didn’t really feel like I was a part of the community. But getting involved in societies has really enabled me to do that. What are the benefits of joining a club or society at uni? It definitely helps you socially in introducing you to another group of people, and usually a group of people who have similar interests to you, just by the nature of the society that you’re joining. And, it looks good on your resume! It gives you a skills set that I think employers really appreciate. Would you recommend that those heading to university in 2012 consider joining a club or society? Absolutely! I mean, the biggest shock for me coming out of high school and into university was that I didn’t have to be there nine or 10 hours a day, I didn’t have a group of friends that I had similar interests with. By joining a society you sort of you have more of a reason to be at university, you can meet people who have similar interest to you, all of that stuff! myOPENday.com . au

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COMMONWEALTH SUPPORTED PLACES (CSP) Most places offered by educational institutions are Commonwealth supported. If you get one of these spots, you’re eligible for HECS-HELP. If you take a full-fee paying place, you’ll have to pay the entire cost of the course up front, although you can apply for FEE-HELP.

HECS-HELP HELP, the Higher Education Loan Program, helps students taking up a CSP pay for their course. The Government pays the loan amount directly to your higher education provider, while you pay a student contribution towards the cost of your studies. When you get a job and start earning a certain amount of money, you pay off part of this debt every year. Compulsory repayments are made when you lodge your tax return and your income is above the minimum threshold, which is $44,912 in the 2010-11 income year and $47,196 for the 2011-12 income year.

HOW IT WORKS CSP students need to pay a student contribution amount for each year they study, which is basically an amount per subject. You can have the government pay them in full, or pay them as you progress through the course. If you decide to pay yourself, as you go, you’ll receive a 20 per cent discount. So, if your degree or diploma is costing you $20,000 for four years, if you pay up-front, you’ll pay $2000 per semester instead of $2500. If you choose to have the government pay all your student contribution, you’ll have to start paying it back once you start earning above the threshold. The percentage you pay back each year depends on how much you earn.

FEE-HELP If you take a full fee paying place you must pay the full cost of your study. Students who get a full fee-paying place, which requires a lower entrance score, may be eligible for a loan. FEE-HELP is the loan given to eligible fee-paying students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. You can borrow the entire amount of the tuition fee being charged by your provider for your unit of study, but you can borrow only up to the FEE-HELP limit. In 2011 the FEE-HELP limit is $86,422. A loan fee of 20 per cent applies to FEE-HELP loans, and the FEE-HELP limit does not include the loan fee. For example, a loan for tuition fees of $1000 will attract a loan fee of $200, so that debt is $1200. 10 myOPENday.com . au


IF you’re not ready to dive into university just yet, or you think you’ve chosen the wrong course once you do, don’t panic! You have two options: deferring and transferring. Make sure to ask about deferring and transferring at Open Day, because different institutions will have different requirements.

DEFERRING WHAT IS IT? Deferring is when you delay the start of your course. You can usually choose to defer for either one or two semesters. WHY? There are plenty of reasons why you might want to do this. Maybe you want to travel, take a gap year or work and save some money. Taking a break from studying can be a great opportunity to do something unusual or rewarding, and many people feel that it gives them a chance to become more confident and independent before tackling their degree. You might also need to take time off if you’re injured, ill, or need to care for a friend or family member. KEEP IN MIND... that different institutions have different deferral policies. You’ll probably need to complete a deferral application form.

TRANSFERRING

WHAT IS IT? Transferring is when you change from one course to a different one. You might move to another course at the same uni or change institutions completely. WHY? After you start studying, you might decide the course isn’t for you after all. Perhaps it doesn’t live up to expectations, you decide a different course is better suited to your needs, or you realise you’re not cut out for a career in the field. Perhaps you want to study closer to home, move overseas or interstate, shift from TAFE to uni, or do a double degree. KEEP IN MIND... that if you want to transfer, you’ll probably need to meet certain requirements. These might include completing a full semester of study in your first course, maintaining certain grades or having relevant practical experience. Some of what you’ve already studied in the first course may also count towards the course you want to transfer into. myOPENday.com . au 11


SPORTS lovers heading to uni would be well advised to ask one very important question on Open Day — ‘does this fine institution take part in the Australian University Games?’ The Games are the largest annual multi-sport event in Australia and the flagship event on the university sporting calendar, attracting more than 6000 students each year. Since their inception in 1993, the Games have grown into a week-long social program made up of 29 team and individual sports. In 2010, participants headed to Perth to compete in sports as diverse as athletics, badminton, baseball, fencing, golf, handball, rowing, taekwondo, ultimate frisbee and water polo.

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As well as all the many sports on offer there are also a wide range of social activities held every day throughout the Games, ensuring a party-filled week for all attendees. This year another mammoth crowd will descend on the Gold Coast from September 25-30 for the 2011 edition of the Games. For students heading to those institutions who don’t take part in the Games you need not worry as there are bound to be plenty of opportunities to still involve yourself in sport or some sort of physical activity, whether that be signing up to the campus gym, joining a sports team or simply organising a casual run among friends.


ACCOMMODATION THOSE of you living in the city are lucky enough to be able to keep living at home while you’re studying. Even if you pay board to your parents, it’s certainly cheaper than moving out, which you may feel you’re not ready for yet anyway. For other students, it’s not an option. You may be looking at going to a tertiary institution that’s three hours from your family home — so unless you’re a brilliant commuter, if you want to study there, you’ll have to find somewhere different to live. Don’t panic, though! There’s lots of information out there to help make the transition that much easier, starting with Open Days. Go along to see if they have colleges or appropriate housing nearby and chat to members of the student union about what people in similar circumstances have done in the past. But before you start packing your bags, it’s important you make a decision that’s right for you — budget included. Here, we explore two of the most popular accommodation options available to students…

SHARING A HOUSE Noticeboards are usually filled with flyers from people looking to room share with other students close to campus. The advantages are that it’s cheap and the other students will understand you sometimes need to study. Just don’t end up being the person with all the bills in your name! You should be able to get a room in a share house for $80 - $150 per week close enough to campus to either commute or walk. Most universities/TAFEs/colleges have dedicated housing officers you can get in touch with. People in these departments can provide free assistance with finding you somewhere to live, as well as advice about things like lease agreements and bonds.

ON-CAMPUS LIVING Living in a college on-campus will give you your own room with shared bathroom facilities. For example, Melbourne University’s International House takes approximately 265 students and this year the undergraduate annual fees for a 35-week are $17,850, or $510 per week, including all meals and utilities. That’s about the average price for Melbourne University’s colleges. myOPENday myopenday.com . au 13


RIGHT across this great country there are opportunities to study a range of university and TAFE courses. While uprooting from your hometown to study interstate is a major decision, for many students the move provides not only a fantastic educational experience but also an unforgettable, often life changing, experience. So, if you’re thinking you could live and learn in the sunny cities of Brisbane or Perth, the bright lights of Sydney or Melbourne, or the student friendly cities of Hobart, Darwin, Canberra or Adelaide, it’s time to start your research.

You need to seriously consider the cost of living and income opportunities if you are moving interstate. Without your parents around to spot you $50 when you’re short of cash, you’ll need to be smart about your living expenses and budget for entertainment.

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS For university students living away from home, low incomes and a wide range of study-related expenses mean many struggle to pay the bills. Living on a meager budget, however, is easier in some places than others.

There are a range of types of government funding on offer, including Youth Allowance, Abstudy and more. To check for eligibility go to www.centrelink.com.au

The cost of food, rent, entertainment and public transport, for example, is significantly less in Hobart and Adelaide, than, say, Sydney or Melbourne. The cost of living is less again in regional centres, though part-time jobs may be harder to get.

There are also Commonwealth scholarships for you to consider. Check out www.deewr.gov.au/ HigherEducation/Programs/StudentSupport/ CommonwealthScholarships/Pages/Home.aspx for more info.

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OPEN DAYS PROVIDE PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS WITH A RANGE OF VITAL INFORMATION REGARDING THEIR FUTURE STUDIES. STEVE MITCHELL, WHO COMPLETED AN ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF GRAPHIC DESIGN AT HOLMESGLEN TAFE, UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF ATTENDING OPEN DAY BETTER THAN MOST, AND SHARES HIS TIPS ON HOW TO APPROACH THE DAY. Why is going to Open Day important? Open Day helps you get a feel for the place and determine whether it’s the kind of institution you see yourself spending the next 2-3 years of your life at. It also gives you the chance to speak face-to-face with staff who can answer any questions you have. We hear you attended Open Day three years in a row. Why was that? From Year 10 onwards I was thinking about the kind of course I wanted to get into and was lucky enough to be pretty clear in the direction I wanted to take. Going to Open Day multiple times helped me to get a really good sense of what Holmesglen had to offer and gave me a chance to speak to staff on a number of occasions. How should students prepare for Open Day? It’s always a good idea to have a couple of questions prepared. Staff members will often remember you if you make the effort to go up and have a chat to them and this can be of great advantage in an interview situation. Asking questions also shows that you’re serious about your future and where you’re going to study. Is there anything you wish you’d known before you went to your first Open Day? The importance of speaking to as many people as possible was something I didn’t really consider. I was shy like everyone else but as it came closer to decision time I realised how valuable a short talk with an ex-student or a staff member could be. What was the most helpful part of Open Day? Seeing the students’ work was a huge help and I can remember saying to myself, ‘This is the kind of thing I really want to learn how to do’. The information sessions were also extremely valuable, as they gave me a really clear overview of the course and the necessary steps I needed to take in order to gain a place there. 16 myOPENday.com . au


RMIT students Jack Watty, left, and Tim Montagna proudly show their Arizona State University colours while on student exchange.

S-PRESS CAUGHT UP WITH RMIT UNIVERSITY STUDENT JACK WATTY TO TALK ABOUT HIS STUDENT EXCHANGE EXPERIENCE AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU). Why did you want to study overseas and were you always set on going to America? I thought a student exchange would be a great adventure and that it would allow me to really embrace campus life, and I really wanted to go to America to experience that cliché college lifestyle. I had to choose a college in America and settled on Arizona as it was the largest on-campus university in America and had a reputation as a great party school. Tell us a little bit about the university. ASU has 65,000 on-campus students and its campus has everything from its own Taco Bell and Hungry Jacks to a bowling alley and an 80,000-seat football stadium. What were the best parts of your experience in Arizona? Without a doubt making new friends. I have some great mates now who live in Melbourne who did exchange and whom I had never met previously. I also developed some great relationships with some Europeans who were on exchange and so when I travelled through Europe, I had many different houses to crash at.

What advantages do you think a student gains by studying overseas? I have a much better understanding of foreign people and an understanding that, although we have differing views, who isn’t to say that they are correct and I am wrong and vice versa. I also gained great life experiences by fending for myself without the aid of family and existing friends. Finally, would you encourage students to complete part of their degree in a foreign country? Without a doubt, I am still yet to meet anyone that has completed an exchange program and doesn’t absolutely rave about it. You will undoubtedly love it. • Read our full interview with Jack at myOPENday.com.au

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WHAT to consider when making up your mind...

REPUTATION Do some research and ask people who work in your desired profession or industry which institutions have the best reputation when it comes to your field of study.

ENTRY SCORE How achievable are the entry requirements? How competitive is it to gain a place in the course? Are there alternative ways of being accepted, like transferring later on?

SCHOLARSHIPS Most institutions offer scholarships; considering how expensive tertiary education can be, it’s worth finding out what you’re eligible for!

INDUSTRY LINKS A university or TAFE with strong industry links is a major bonus, giving you opportunities to do internships, get on-the-job training and make professional connections.

FACILITIES Is the equipment state-of-the-art, or dodgy and dated? You’ll want to be familiar with the latest technological advancements in your field.

OVERSEAS STUDY If you want to spend a semester studying in Paris, New York or Shanghai, see what exchange programs different institutions have on offer. Some Aussie universities have international campuses, too.

LOCATION Consider travelling to and from campus. How long will it take? How convenient is public transport? And if driving, calculate the costs of petrol and parking permits. 18 myOPENday.com . au


UNIVERSITY: AN INTRODUCTION IF you want to go into a profession like accounting, engineering or journalism, you’ll need a university degree. At university you’ll get a bachelor degree, and you have the option of tackling further postgraduate study afterwards. It takes three to six years to gain a degree. University subjects focus on theory and analysis. There’s not much hands-on learning, but many degrees give you the opportunity to do internships so you can boost your on-the-job experience and make professional connections. Be prepared for big classes, with some lecture theatres packing in hundreds of students. You’ll have to be highly independent, because there won’t be anyone checking to make sure you turn up to class and manage your workload! University is expensive, and courses like Law or Medicine can cost close to $100,000. The trade off is that graduates in these fields are likely to secure jobs with high salaries, so they’ll be able to pay off their debt pretty easily. Universities also offer fantastic social opportunities, including student politics, clubs, societies and sports facilities. Different groups run events so you can meet people with similar interests and really get involved in campus life. There will probably also be health, legal, career, employment and housing services to help make the school-to-university transition easier. myOPENday myopenday.com . au 19


WHEN AND WHERE Warrnambool campus: Sunday, August 14, 10am-2pm Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus: Sunday, August 21, 10am-3pm Melbourne Burwood Campus: Sunday, August 28, 10am–4pm

CONTACT DETAILS Ph: 1300 DEGREE (1300 334 733) E: enquire@deakin. edu.au W: www.deakin.edu. au/openday

Deakin’s Open Days are a fun, informative way for you to gain valuable information on our courses and facilities and experience the university environment for yourself. You can also enter our competition to win an Apple iPad 2!

VIBRANT ATMOSPHERE Each Deakin campus boasts modern facilities and a unique atmosphere — from the inspiring architecture and bay-side appeal of the Geelong Waterfront Campus, to the bustling cafe culture of our Melbourne Burwood Campus, and more.

FLEXIBILITY TO CHOOSE Flexibility is a key feature of Deakin’s courses. Deakin provides the choice of four locations and allows you to fit study around life and work commitments with full-time, part-time, online and off-campus options. You can also get a head start on your career by utilising initiatives such as Deakin’s trimester system or Gap Year Program.

DIVERSE RANGE OF COURSES Deakin offers general degrees like Arts and Commerce, professional degrees like Law and Engineering and specialist disciplines like Nutrition and Sport. We also offer combined courses to make you highly sought-after by employers.

GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES We offer a range of opportunities to gain a global perspective. Our Study Abroad and Exchange Office offers various programs including short-term study programs, study tours and international volunteering placements in a variety of overseas locations.

A GREAT LEARNING CULTURE

Deakin’s balance of theoretical and practical experience alongside cutting-edge technology and research ensure our courses are relevant to employers. Deakin’s close links with government, professional associations and other education providers ensure our courses are industry standard.

Deakin’s supportive staff and friendly environment makes it a great place to meet different people with new ideas, be treated as an individual with freedom of thought and make lifelong friendships along the way.

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fields. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable, practical understanding and develop workplace skills through industry placements, work experience and internships.


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WHEN AND WHERE Melbourne: August 7, 10am-4pm; Shepparton: August 12, 12pm-7pm; Mildura: August 14, 10am-2.30pm; AlburyWodonga: August 21, 10am-3pm; Bendigo: August 28, 10am-4pm Ph: 1300 135 045 E: study@latrobe. edu.au W: latrobe.edu.au/ openday Facebook:facebook. com/latrobe Twitter: @latrobe YouTube: youtube.com/ latrobemarketing

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS: BE THERE AND EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE La Trobe University encourages you to be there and experience the La Trobe difference on Open Days. With the opportunity to speak to academics, students and graduates about the right course and check out the right campus for you, head along and experience La Trobe life for yourself. Along with information sessions covering courses, facilities and life as a La Trobe student, there will be tours conducted by current students, giveaways and entertainment. Use our online planner to build your own personalised program.

WHY LA TROBE? At La Trobe, you will discover a wide selection of courses, created to challenge your thinking and put you on the path to success. You’ll also enjoy a vibrant campus lifestyle, and be part of a friendly, inclusive community. There are more than 30,000 students — including 7600 international students from over 90 countries — across five main campuses in Melbourne and regional Victoria. The university’s main campus is in Melbourne, situated in Bundoora. A newly refurbished library, great cafes and easy access to public transport are just some of the benefits of studying at the Melbourne campus. Our students love the outdoor study options at La Trobe! Students benefit from smaller class sizes and more personalised teaching at the university’s regional campuses. La Trobe’s Bendigo campus is known for its sporting teams and vibrant student association. A diverse mix of students study at La Trobe’s Albury-Wodonga and Mildura campuses, which are both located close to the Murray River.

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We have recently relocated into our new $10 million campus in Shepparton, which has been designed with sustainability in mind and provides brilliant teaching and study spaces, a nursing lab, and a café, bookshop and computer hub.

WHAT COURSES CAN I STUDY? La Trobe offers more than 380 courses in arts, business, communications, education, engineering, health sciences, law, sciences and technology. Studying at La Trobe gives students a mix of academic work, industry experience, personal development and overseas study opportunities.


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WHEN AND WHERE August 27, 9am-4pm University of Canberra Bruce ACT 2601 W: www.canberra.edu. au/openday

OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR FUTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA OPEN DAY At Open Day you can speak to academic staff, course advisers, and current students to gain a comprehensive understanding of what study options are best for you. Explore the campus and discover the facilities and services that will make your time at university both productive and rewarding. Talk to our clubs and societies about campus life and enjoy the free entertainment.

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION FOR PROFESSIONAL CAREERS Through a mixture of theoretical learning and practical, handson experience, students are equipped with the skills and knowledge sought after by employers. The university offers more than 200 professionally based undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in disciplines including allied health, applied science, arts and humanities, business and government, communications, education, information sciences, law, sports studies, and much more. Students from the University of Canberra benefit from access to state of the art facilities designed to give students work related experiences. This includes our Law eCourt, National Media Centre with operational media production studios, fully equipped design studios, science laboratories, student led communications agency and health clinics, and much more. There is also a wide range of academic and pastoral support facilities on campus, including student resource centres, 24-hour computer laboratories, a health and counselling service, Academic Skills Centre and a recently refurbished 24 myOPENday.com . au

library just to name a few. The university provides some of the most comprehensive support and transition programs in the country to ensure students not only finish their studies, but excel in them. This includes pathway programs through University of Canberra College, Peer Assisted Learning Support (PALS), the Ngunnwal Higher Education Centre from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and an Outstanding Scholars program. The university has a diverse community of 12,000 students including 2500 international students from more than 100 countries. The campus is set on 120 hectares of picturesque native bush land, conveniently located just 10 minutes from Canberra CBD and within five minutes of Belconnen, the Australian Institute of Sport and Canberra Stadium.


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Come to Open Day and discover how a degree from the University of Canberra can open the door to your future career. Find out about the range of professional based

courses on offer and how the University integrates academic learning with real work experience and skills. Talk to course advisers, academic staff and students, attend

course and campus information sessions, tour the learning and practical experience facilities, and enjoy the entertainment and campus life on offer.

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OPEN DAY DATES AND TIMES Bond University Sunday, July 24 10am-3pm Bond University University Drive, Robina Ph:1800 074 074 E: information@bond. edu.au W: www.bond.edu.au/ open-day

Bond University Open Day 2011 is set to be the biggest event Bond has hosted yet. More than 50 presentations will be held on Open Day, with topics ranging from sport and campus life at Bond, to scholarships and program specific information. A day full of interactive faculty presentations and activities will be complemented with live entertainment and fun activities for the whole family. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with Bond’s renowned academic staff, current students and alumni.

BRINGING AMBITION TO LIFE Bond University is Australia’s first private, not for-profit university, offering a personalised academic environment that enables graduates to exceed the outer limits of their potential. Created in the scholarly traditions of pre-eminent private universities of world standing, Bond University challenges students to be leaders and thinkers, taking them beyond the accepted definition of a university education to develop initiative, enterprise, ambition and a lifelong commitment to making a meaningful contribution to their field. Bond offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in: Law, Business, Information Technology, Sustainable Development, Architecture, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management and English and Foundation Studies All students have access to unparalleled academic and technological resources on Bond’s world-class Gold Coast campus. 26 myOPENday.com . au

Bond’s personalised approach to education combined with its focus on industry relevance sets Bond University apart from every other Australian university. Students thrive in smaller study groups where eminent professors and industryexperienced lecturers know them by name. Students have open access to industry leaders, corporate high-flyers and notable achievers who actively participate in Bond’s guest speaker programs. Students are given the opportunity to study overseas through established partnerships with some of the world’s leading universities. By undertaking threesemesters-per-year instead of the usual two, students complete their degree studies 12 months or more before their colleagues from other universities.

STATISTICS 110 programs on offer 4600 students in 2011


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OPEN DAY OUTLINE Come along to RMIT’s Open Day for a jam-packed experience of hands-on workshops, campus tours, info sessions and events. Find out what campus life is really like at an urban university.

LEADING RESEARCH IN TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN

CONTACT DETAILS

INSTITUTE OUTLINE

Info Corner study@rmit.edu.au 9925 2260

RMIT is a global university of technology and design with a reputation for producing some of the most employable graduates in the country.

From revolutionising the way diseases are diagnosed and treated to developing Australia’s first hydrogen racing car, RMIT is transforming the future and you have the opportunity to be a part of it. RMIT’s reputation in industry stems from close to 125 years of education excellence and the University’s qualifications are held in high regard nationally and internationally.

A PHILOSOPHY OF LEARNING BY DOING

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RMIT ensures that you are engaged with industry throughout your degree and graduate work-ready, through, with: • Hands-on programs where you learn by doing; • Real-life projects for real clients; • Work placements that connect you to industry leaders.

Established: 1887 73,000+ students 11,000+ international students Campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick, Bundoora) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi) 900+ courses, including degrees, dual awards, diplomas and advanced diplomas, apprenticeships and traineeships.

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• Fashion parades at the Brunswick campus • The world-record breaking hydrogen racing car • Trial-a-trade – express hands-on workshops Visit www.rmit.edu.au/openday for a full list of activities

RMIT IS YOUR TICKET TO THE WORLD You will have opportunities to experience the world through work placements, student exchange and study tours. • International work experience with industry leaders such as Rolls-Royce, BMW and IBM through RMIT’s International Industry Experience and Research Program. • Semester exchanges and study tours to over 100 partner institutions around the world or RMIT Vietnam. 28 myOPENday.com . au


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WHEN AND WHERE Newcastle campus Saturday, August 27 10am-3pm Central Coast campus Saturday, August 20 10am-3pm Port Macquarie, the glasshouse (info session) Thursday September 3pm-6pm W: www.doorsopen. com.au

FIVE REASONS TO CHOOSE THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE OPEN DAY

1. PEOPLE WHO STUDY HERE DO WELL

Our Open Day is a great opportunity to chat with staff and students from every faculty, tour the facilities and catch one of the many demonstrations or info sessions.

We produce self-confident, well-equipped, career-ready graduates. Employment rates and starting salaries for our graduates are higher than the national average.

2. WE’RE HANDS-ON AND RESPONSIVE IN THE WAY WE TEACH Our degrees focus on both academic and professional training. You’ll be taught in a variety of ways and can gain real-life experience from field excursions and long-term work placements.

The University of Newcastle’s Open Day — it’s the best way to gather intelligence.

3. GREAT ENVIRONMENT FOR STUDY We have a student population of more than 35,000, including some 7300 international students from more than 80 countries. Our campuses at Newcastle, Central Coast and Port Macquarie are in bushland settings and close to some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches.

4. WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH The university is nationally ranked in Australia’s top 10 research universities.

5. A PLACE OF OPPORTUNITY Whether you want to broaden your mind, advance your career, increase your knowledge, or travel the globe, the University of Newcastle can provide you with the opportunity and real-life skills to do it.

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STATISTICS • 200+ courses on offer • 35,000 students enrolled in 2011


DOORS OPEN NEWCASTLE CAMPUS 10am-3pm, Saturday 27 August 2011

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CENTRAL COAST CAMPUS 10am-3pm, Saturday 20 August 2011 PORT MACQUARIE, THE GLASSHOUSE (INFO SESSION) 3pm-6pm, Thursday 1 September 2011 It’s the University of Newcastle’s annual Open Day where you can chat to staff and students from every faculty, tour the facilities and even catch one of the many demonstrations or info sessions. Come and learn about a university degree that will open doors for you. It’s the best way to gather intelligence.

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WHEN AND WHERE Brisbane: July 20, 5.30pm-8.30pm; Melbourne: August 14, 10am-4pm; Canberra: August 27, 9am-4pm; Ballarat Campus: August 28, 10am4pm; North Sydney: September 3, 9am-4pm; Strathfield: September 10, 9am-4pm

WE ARE UNIQUE ACU has six campuses around Australia, empowering students to think critically and ethically, and gain the skills to bring about change in their communities, professions and industries.

CONTACT DETAILS Ph: 1300 ASK ACU (1300 275 228) W: www.acu.edu.au E: futurestudents@acu. edu.au FACEBOOK: www.acu. edu.au/facebook

WE VALUE YOU As a publically-funded university, we welcome staff and students of all beliefs and backgrounds, and uphold a respectful, open-minded, culturally diverse learning environment. We support our students in attaining the highest level of academic achievement.

WE ARE PRACTICAL ACU recognises the importance of practical experience. Students undertake professional placement, volunteer work and community service. By building and maintaining strong links with communities and industries, the university produces highly skilled graduates poised to become leaders in their respective fields.

MORE THAN JUST STUDY University is a great place to meet new people and have new experiences. Student associations regularly host events like barbecues, balls and concerts. There are plenty of clubs and initiatives to join, and sporting events like the ACU Games and University Games. We are committed to developing social and community engagement by providing opportunities, like volunteer experience programs, so students can give back to their communities.

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— all while receiving credit towards their degree.

YOUR SUCCESS We understand that success means different things to different people. The Office of Student Success works closely with students to meet their unique personal and academic needs, providing academic skills, career development and counselling services, and support for people with specials needs or disabilities on each campus.

CATHOLIC INTELLECTUAL TRADITION As Australia’s leading Catholic university, ACU is supported by the richness of over 2000 years of Catholic intellectual tradition. As a member of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, we are devoted to communicating truth in every field of knowledge, and promoting the dignity of all people and the common good.


2011 OPEN DAY - StrathďŹ eld Campus Saturday 10 September, 9am - 4pm

OPEN DAY - Canberra Campus Saturday 27 August, 9am - 4pm

OPEN DAY - North Sydney Campus Saturday 3 September, 9am - 4pm

1300 ASK ACU www.acu.edu.au/openday

OPEN DAY - Melbourne Campus Sunday 14 August, 10am - 4pm

OPEN DAY - Ballarat Campus Sunday 28 August, 10am - 4pm

OPEN NIGHT - Brisbane Campus Wednesday 20 July, 5.30pm - 8.30pm


Cairns: Sunday, August 21, 10am-2pm McGregor Road Smithfield, 4870

At the JCU Open Day you can: • Tour our labs, research and facilities; • Talk to JCU students, lecturers and graduates; • Do real experiements in our labs; • See the OPTI-Minds regional finals; • Take part in interactive displays; • View volcano demonstrations; • Participate in psychology activities; • Engage in IT/Games lab gaming & networking activities; • Enjoy live music and entertainment.

Townsville: Sunday, August 28 10am-2pm Angus Smith Drive, Douglas, 4811

James Cook University (JCU) is a dynamic university, leading Australia in Environmental Science and Management*.† It is Queensland’s second oldest university and is ranked among the top 5% of universities in the world.††

Ph: 1800 246 446

Spacious campuses in Townsville and Cairns are set among nature in tropical northern Queensland, close to the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics rainforests that attract over two million visitors each year.

WHEN AND WHERE

W: jcu.edu.au/ opendays

JCU offers more than 100 undergraduate courses spanning the arts, business, creative arts, dentistry, education, engineering, health sciences, information technology, law, medicine, sciences, social sciences, sustainability and veterinary science.

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JCU has friendly and approachable teaching staff and services like a Student Mentor Scheme that links new students with second or third year students and free study skills workshops. *

Excellence in Research for Australia 2010 National Report, ARC, 2011

Essential Science Indicators, Thomson Reuters, 2011

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Academic Ranking of World Universities, Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

STATISTICS •145 undergraduate courses •19,546 students in 2011


Open Day is a great opportunity to meet university staff, attend presentations on study areas and careers, tour the campus, libraries and museums and take part in a huge range of fun activities and giveaways. It’s your chance to find out what going to uni at UQ is all about. There’s more to discover at the University of Queensland (UQ) Open Day. UQ is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions. The university’s 43,000-strong student community includes 10,000 postgraduate scholars and almost 10,000 international students from more than 134 countries. UQ, through the UQ Advantage, creates a learning and research environment for our students, staff and alumni which rewards excellence and innovation and promotes engagement with local, national and international communities. These advantages provide our students with opportunities, choices and support that will enable them to realise their individual aspirations, to become leaders in their chosen fields and to positively impact on the society in which they live. The UQ Advantage is:

• Programs that are underpinned by cuttingedge research; • Choices between different pathways to qualification; • Overseas study, concurrent diplomas and summer research scholarships; • Access to world leaders and industry partners; • A vibrant campus experience; • State-of-the-art facilities and technology; and • A meeting of the best minds in the staff, student and alumni communities.

WHEN AND WHERE St Lucia: August 7, 9am-3pm Gatton: August 21, 9am-3pm Ipswich: August 24, 2pm-6.30pm E: openday@uq.edu.au Ph: 07 3365 2846 W: youruq.com/ openday

• A wide range of flexible, industry recognised study programs;

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St Lucia 7 August Gatton 21 August Ipswich 24 August To plan your Open Day experience visit youruq.com/openday

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CAMPUS LOCATIONS Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Wagga Wagga and more PH: 1800 334 733 to book a campus tour. W: www.csu.edu.au

At Charles Sturt University (CSU), it’s Open Day every day. You can take a personalised tour of a CSU campus at a time that suits you. Tours are available Monday to Friday in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Parramatta and Wagga Wagga. But you need to let us know you’re coming, so please book ahead in advance. CSU embraces diversity and nurtures individual growth. Choosing to study at CSU lets you explore the topics which excite you and realise your career goals and you’ll be pleased to know 87 per cent of domestic graduates find employment within four months of completing their degree. Most CSU courses offer access to work experience from the first year of study, ensuring you are equipped to tackle real life situations and build relationships with prospective employers. Our students also gain experience in industrystandard facilities like our radio station, television broadcast studio, dental, podiatry and veterinary clinics, exercise physiology laboratory and simulation hospital wards. CSU offers a range of programs to help students get into the university degree of their choice, including pathways from TAFE study, regional bonus points, or the Principal’s Report Entry Program, and CSU degrees are accredited with relevant government and industry bodies, to ensure our

At CSU it’s open day every day At Charles Sturt University our open day every day program means you can take a campus tour at a time convenient to you. Our personal guided tour with a current student is an excellent way to get real insight into the CSU experience. Tours run Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Just give us at least three days notice so we can arrange a tour to suit your needs.

Book online: www.csu.edu.au/campustour or call: 1800 334 733

graduates are industryready. At CSU, you’ll also enjoy a great social life and all the benefits of living and studying in each of the regions.

STATISTICS 400+ undergraduate and postgraduate courses, both on campus and via distance education. 34,000 students


At UTAS Open Day 2011 you can see for yourself what’s Beyond the Red Door. Take a tour of the campus, listen to inspirational guest speakers, find out everything you need to know about courses and admission requirements, explore opportunities, talk to students and lecturers, ask questions and find answers.

INSTITUTE OUTLINE Established in 1890, UTAS is the fourth oldest university in Australia and has approximately 26,000 students. UTAS offers a choice of more than 100 undergraduate degrees in traditional and specialised disciplines; ready access to academic staff who are leaders in their fields; world class facilities; an extensive scholarship program valued at more than $7 million per annum; and an enviable reputation worldwide for teaching and research. The university has three main campuses — Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast in Burnie — with specialised satellite campuses for creative arts in Hobart and Launceston. UTAS opened a Medical Science Precinct in Hobart’s CBD

in 2010, and this facility is expanding with a second $90 million building currently under development. The Australian Maritime College — a specialist institute of UTAS — is located in Launceston and houses unique facilities including an integrated marine simulator, survival centre, towing tank and cavitation tunnel.

STATISTICS 110 undergraduate degrees (including combined degrees) 130+ postgraduate coursework degrees Approx 26,000 students enrolled in 2011

WHERE AND WHEN Hobart: August 28, 10am-3pm; Launceston: August 21, 10am-3pm; Cradle Coast (Burnie): August 14, 10am-3pm Ph: 13 UTAS or 1300 363 864 E: Course.Info@utas. edu.au W: www.utas.edu.au/ openday


The best of both worlds

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is Australia’s newest and fastest-growing public university.

WHEN AND WHERE USC campus Sippy Downs Sunday, August 14 10am-3pm

Since its foundation in 1994, student numbers have grown from 500 to now more than 8000 enrolled students. Students complete a quality degree while enjoying the relaxed Sunshine Coast lifestyle — getting the best of both worlds.

CONTACT DETAILS Ph: 07 5430 2890 Fax: 07 5430 2882 Email: studentadmin istration@usc.edu.au

The University consistently rates five stars for teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide. Students have ready access to highly qualified teaching staff, who believe in the value of face-to-face learning. USC offers more than 100 study programs in the disciplines of: business and information technology; communication and design; education; health; humanities and social sciences; and science and engineering. Degrees are complemented by opportunities for work experience, internships and practical industry-based projects.

What do you get when you combine one of the most beautiful geographical locations in the world with 5 star Teaching Quality and a higher student satisfaction rating* than any other uni in Queensland? You get the best of both worlds. Come see for yourself, or visit usc.edu.au today. * The Good Universities Guide 2011

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Elective courses and specialisations can be selected across a wide range of disciplines, and entrepreneurship or sustainability can be studied as part of most degrees. USC’s award-winning Global Opportunities (GO) Program gives students the opportunity to study overseas while earning credit towards their degree. The Sippy Downs campus is located approximately one hour’s drive north of Brisbane, with easy access via the Bruce Highway and Sunshine Motorway. The campus is modern and fully-equipped.

The best of both worlds


TAFE is an awesome option if you’re not a huge fan of studying and theory and want to get into the workforce fast. With lots of practical, hands-on learning, a TAFE qualification is all about getting the skills you need to get the job! TAFE is generally the go if you want to get into a trade, like plumbing or floristry. There are hundreds upon hundreds of courses to choose from, many of them very specific and vocationally focused. There’s also a ton of on-the-job experience built into your course, so you get to learn by doing, rather than memorising chunks of a textbook. TAFE classes tend to be on the smaller side, so there are no colossal lectures to get lost in. Smaller classes mean more one-on-one attention from your teachers, so help is always close at hand when you need it. Entry scores for TAFE courses are also usually lower than for university courses, which means the pressure in that final year of school isn’t as intense. And if you do want to get into university but don’t quite make the cut, you can head to TAFE and complete a few units to be counted towards a uni degree later on (it’s called Recognition of Prior Learning, or RPL). You’ll also have the option of studying online, and TAFE fees tend to be much lower than the fees at universities and private colleges — so you won’t graduate with a huge debt! myOPENday.com . au 39


The enrolment dates for Semester Two courses are: Wednesday, June 29 - Friday, July 1. T: 1300 360 601 W: www.sit.nsw.edu.au www.facebook.com/ TAFESydneyInstitute twitter.com/ sydneyinstitute

Whether your goal is a fast track to the workplace, a career change or access to tertiary study, TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute offers you the opportunity to enhance your skills, boost your confidence and gain the qualifications you need to achieve your ambitions. We are Australia’s largest vocational education and training institute, with 120 years experience in preparing graduates for the workforce and further study. We offer 700 courses over 59 study areas at our seven colleges located across central Sydney and the southern suburbs. Our teachers bring not only educational expertise but also their professional contacts, industry links and ‘real-life’ experience to share with their students. We make it easy for you to study with us, and offer flexible study options to suit your lifestyle, including full and part-time courses, apprenticeships and traineeships, short courses, online learning and training in the workplace. We also have scholarships, international exchange programs, pathways to university and offer a Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) with more degrees planned for the future. Check out what one of our graduates experienced when he studied with us:

JAMIE FERGUSON, DIPLOMA OF MARKETING As part of his course, Jamie was offered a six-month scholarship and placement on exchange studying at Canterbury College in Canterbury, England.

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“It was a great experience living away from home, out of my comfort zone and meeting new people from different backgrounds. My exchange was great fun socially and educationally we had a lot of support from the people at Canterbury College. “I enjoyed the course so much that I stayed on doing further studying at Canterbury College towards a Business and Marketing degree with the University of Kent. TAFE helped make this change for me; I would never have had this opportunity to continue my studies here in the UK without TAFE. “My advice would be to go for it. I’d tell anyone to jump at the opportunity to do what I have done as it has been such a lifechanging trip.”


Please come to your local college’s career information session: 10 September 10am – 3pm

Open Day

Design Centre Enmore

13 September 5pm – 8pm

Open Evening

Randwick College

13 September 7pm – 8:30pm

Open Evening

Sutherland College, Gymea

14 September 5pm – 7pm

Open Evening

Petersham College

14 September 6:30pm – 8pm

Open Evening

St George College

14 September 7pm – 8:30pm

Open Evening

Sutherland College, Loftus

15 September 11 am – 2pm 4:30pm – 6:30 pm

Open Day

Ultimo College (The Muse/ Turner Hall)

15 September 4pm – 7pm

Open Evening

Eora College


CAMPUSES Preston, Collingwood, Epping, Fairfield, Greensborough, Heidelberg

OPEN DAYS/ WORKSHOPS 2011: June 16, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 1, December 15 (Preston only)

NMIT delivers more than 550 nationally accredited courses, plus over 400 institute accredited courses across a broad selection of industries — so we are bound to have a course for you. We’re an established TAFE provider, offering quality education for almost 100 years, so we know what we’re doing.

W: www.nmit.edu.au/ superthursdays Ph:03 9269 8400

REAL COMMUNITIES, OUTSTANDING FACILITIES

E: course-enquiries@ nmit.vic.edu.au

We offer more than a qualification because our campuses are real communities. You’ll feel supported while you study, with access to a host of student support services and activities. In-house video and sound production facilities mean our broadcast and performing arts students work hands-on to deliver quality broadcasts and recordings. Our restaurants mean hospitality and cookery students train while they serve real customers. NMIT has four vineyards and two wineries, so our viticulture students can follow the grapes we grow all the way through to the pressing, bottling and cellaring stages. Engineering, building and manufacturing students enjoy the latest technology at the Building and Construction training centre, the indoor Aquaculture training and research centre is the perfect venue to breed fish, and a new Green Skills Centre of Excellence provides a venue for our sustainable courses.

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Turn your questions into answers at NMIT’s course information and enrolment* sessions.

FLEXIBLE PATHWAYS There’s always more than one way to reach your goal. Many NMIT courses can lead to higher qualifications at NMIT or other TAFEs or universities. We’ll take into account any qualifications you already hold or past work and life experiences so you can fast-track your studies. Many courses are nationally recognised, so you can continue your studies or work almost anywhere in Australia.

2012: January 19, February 2, February 16

GO FURTHER WITH SUPER THURSDAYS

Super Thursdays offer loads of activities, demonstrations, tours and exhibitions to help you go further in your chosen career. Some events require registration, so contact us to find out more and secure your place today on (03) 9269 8400 or check out our website at: www.nmit.edu.au/ superthursdays *for 2012 non-VTAC courses

STATISTICS 550 courses on offer, 67,500 students enrolled in 2011


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OPEN DAY

William Angliss Institute has devoted the last 70 years to inspiring students and providing specialist training in foods, tourism and hospitality.

Sunday, August 7

CONTACT DETAILS 555 La Trobe Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Careers in foods, tourism and hospitality are rarely 9 to 5 — no grey suits or boring paper shuffling. These are vocations for creative people, passionate about food, service, and experiences of all kinds. They are also careers you can pursue pretty much anywhere in the world.

P: 03 9606 2111 W:www.angliss.edu.au E: info@angliss.edu.au

We encourage students to do what you love — and follow your dreams — by providing you with a range of specialist courses and vocational training that is recognised nationally as well as overseas. Our innovative degree courses, accredited apprenticeships, compliance training, diplomas, certificates and short courses provide you with flexible study options and pathways. At William Angliss Institute you learn to perform under pressure with hands-on training. With three on-site restaurants and world-class classrooms, we offer the largest specialist facilities of our kind in Australia. We also understand that relevant, practical work experience is

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extremely valuable to employers, so we make work-based learning, industry tours and live systems from industry our priority. This will make you highly skilled and sought after as a graduate of William Angliss Institute.


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Taking place on all three campuses, Holmesglen Open Day will provide the opportunity to: • Discover new courses; • Find out about little-known or high-demand careers; • Attend information sessions; • Test your skills at career based activities; • Explore our facilities; • Talk to students and teachers. “You need the skills to pay the bills”, as someone once said. But it’s not just bills that skills are useful for. Employers prefer graduates with practical skills because they can actually do what they’ve been employed to do. And skills come from practical experience. Holmesglen courses provide that real experience. Our graduates are trained with the latest industry equipment and many get job placements that mean they’re work ready when they graduate. It’s an edge in the increasingly competitive job market. There’s a course to interest everyone, because our degrees are recognised by professional peak bodies. Holmesglen can also be a pathway to university level study but with the distinct advantage of gaining applied knowledge, the kind of knowledge that is already being used in today’s industries. So, to get skills that will do more than simply pay the bills, take a look at Holmesglen.

Holmesglen offers more than 600 programs across 10 different study areas, to over 50,000 students. Choose to study a degree, graduate certificate, diploma, certificate, pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, short course or at the Vocational College, offering an alternative to VCE.

WHEN AND WHERE Saturday, August 20, 10am-3pm Chadstone, Moorabbin Aand Waverley campuses T: 1300 MY FUTURE, 1300 693 888 E: info@holmesglen. edu.au W: www.holmesglen. edu.au/openday

Vocational and Higher Education www.holmesglen.edu.au

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INTRODUCING

OPEN IF there’s a single message you should take away from our Open Day Guide, it’s this; Open Days are really, really important. Heading along to as many university, TAFE and college Open Days as you can and soaking up all the info your brain can handle will be invaluable when making all-important decisions about what you’ll be doing and where you’ll be heading after finishing high school. But it just isn’t humanly possible to make it to all the Open Days you want to get to. First, there are just too many institutions out there. Second, a few of them are bound to hold their Open Days on the same day. And third, some institutions are just too far away to get to. And that, dear readers, is where our brilliant, brandspanking-new website myOPENday.com.au comes in. At the risk of sounding like a lame advertising slogan, at myOPENday it’s open day every day, all the time! All the info you need to know about different institutions right across Australia is at your fingertips. You can read up on courses, do campus tours, check entrance requirements, hear from past students, contact institutions directly, save a list of the courses that interest you, and best of all; conveniently compare courses from different institutions. But wait, there’s more: myOPENday will be continually updated throughout the year, with up-to-date information about apprenticeships, traineeships, change of preferences, industry events, expos, overseas study and career profiles. It’s awesome, if we do say so ourselves.

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A PRIVATE College is for those who want to get into a field where experience is more important than a degree. Private colleges generally teach hands-on skills. When considering a private college, do your research; unfortunately, there are some dodgy operators. Lots of private colleges are run by people who are passionate about the field, which is a major bonus for students. You also get taught by those who actually work in the industry or field you’re studying. The best private colleges offer qualifications that are equivalent to the bachelor degree you’d receive if you went to university — but they’re accelerated, so you can complete your course faster. Unlike university and TAFE, the government doesn’t always subsidise the education you receive from a private provider, so you may need to pay the full cost of your course up front. While private colleges can be expensive, the reputable ones will offer some kind of scheme to help you cover the cost of your fees. Classes are also small. Your course will include industry placements and work experience, which look great on your resumè and will help you get that allimportant foot in the door. myOPENday.com . au 47


WHEN AND WHERE Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth

BRISBANE Ph: 07 3017 4333 E: infobrisbane@qantm. com.au

SYDNEY Ph: 02 8241 5300 Email: infosydney@ qantm.com.au

MELBOURNE Ph: 03 8632 3450 E: infomelbourne@ qantm.com.au

PERTH Ph: 08 6217 4100 E: infoperth@qantm. com.au W: www.qantm.com.au

Qantm College Open Days are a great opportunity to experience what the college has on offer. Prospective students, parents, and anyone else interested, are invited to tour campus facilities, meet and mingle with staff, check out past and current student work, engage in information sessions that cover the various courses and study options available, and above all experience a taste of the Qantm College lifestyle. Qantm College is one of Australia’s most successful and innovative creative digital media educators, providing specialist courses in animation, games design, games programming, interactive digital media, graphic design and digital video production. Qantm College programs are unique and creative with an emphasis on practical learning, and a course structure that is designed with the objective to align knowledge and skills with current industry demands. With campuses located around the globe, students at Qantm College reap the benefits of being part of a larger international network. This includes the opportunity to join Qantm’s very active international Alumni Association, which opens the doors to a world of employment opportunities for graduates. Qantm College teaching staff are academically and professionally qualified in their area of expertise. Our lecturers have extensive industry experience, and on top of this are passionate about, and dedicated to, inspiring creativity and providing quality education to all students. Our accelerated learning format enables students to complete a fully accredited bachelors degree in two years, getting you geared and out in the industry much sooner than with a

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traditional degree. And with Qantm College degrees and diplomas being FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP approved, eligible students can borrow part or whole of their tuition fees from the Australian government, relieving some of the financial pressures that can be associated with tertiary study. With all the benefits of a traditional university and more, it is no wonder Qantm College has fast become one of Australia’s leading creative digital media tertiary educators.


DIPLOMA & DEGREE COURSES IN: Games Design 3D Animation Graphic Design Games Programming Web Design & Development

OPEN DAY DATES

MELBOURNE CAMPUS – JULY 2ND & OCTOBER 15TH, 11AM - 3PM PERTH CAMPUS – JULY 15TH, 6PM - 9PM BRISBANE CAMPUS – AUGUST 6TH & DECEMBER 3RD, 10AM - 2PM SYDNEY CAMPUS – AUGUST 6TH & DECEMBER 3RD, 10AM - 2PM Please contact your local campus for address details.

1300 136 933 www.qantm.com.au

Brisbane | Sydney | Melbourne | Perth Qantm CRICOS codes - 03204G (QLD) 00312F (NSW) 02047B (VIC) 02431E (WA)


Brisbane Ph: 07 3850 2000 E: brisbane.sae.edu Byron Bay Ph: 02 6639 6000 E: byronbay@sae.edu Sydney Ph: 02 8241 5200 E: sydney@sae.edu Melbourne Ph: 03 8632 3400 E: melbourne@sae.edu Adelaide Ph: 08 8215 7800 E: adelaide@sae.edu Perth Ph: 08 6217 4100 E: perth@sae.edu W: www.saeaustralia. com.au

Open Day is a fantastic opportunity to get a taste of the unique SAE Institute experience. Prospective students and parents can tour the studios and check out the impressive facilities, see past and current student work, meet staff and ask questions about the courses or seek assistance with applications. Information sessions and seminars run continuously throughout the day including an academic overview that provides in-depth insight into the various courses available at SAE Institute. SAE Institute is Australia’s definitive creative media educator. Specialising in audio, film and electronic music production, SAE is committed to producing talented and passionate future professionals through courses that inspire artistic independence and encourage creative confidence. SAE’s audio stream includes accredited courses in electronic music and audio/sound production with students receiving extensive access to SAE’s state-of-the-art studios. The Bachelor of Audio Production and Diploma of Sound Production both cover the fundamental components of audio engineering and production and could facilitate a career as a studio recording or mix engineer, live sound engineer, mastering engineer, music producer or more. SAE’s electronic music production (EMP) course is a Certificate III designed to teach you the niche skills involved with producing electronic music including theoretical, technical and creative elements — ideal for those aspiring for a career as a DJ, electronic music producer, writer/arranger, composer or remixer. During SAE’s Bachelor of Film Production students explore all the creative and technical elements of filmmaking. With an emphasis on developing practical skills, graduates leave with extensive real-life experience and proficiency in directing, producing, editing, scriptwriting and cinematography.

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SAE’s unique education provides a hands-on, interactive training experience where you can connect, collaborate and create with like-minded classmates and above all merge your creative passion with practical and enriching learning outcomes.


CERTIFICATES, DIPLOMAS AND DEGREES IN:

FILM PRODUCTION, AUDIO ENGINEERING ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION, LIVE SOUND PRODUCTION

OPEN DAY

ADELAIDE CAMPUS – JUNE 26TH, 1PM - 4PM MELBOURNE CAMPUS – JULY 2ND & OCTOBER 15TH, 11AM - 3PM SYDNEY CAMPUS – AUGUST 6TH & DECEMBER 3RD, 10AM - 2PM Please contact your local campus for address details.

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SYDNEY - MELBOURNE - BYRON BAY - BRISBANE - ADELAIDE - PERTH CRICOS: 00312F (NSW) 02047B (VIC) 02431E (WA) Please contact relevant campuses for further information regarding open days, tours, course programs and FEE HELP options.


WHEN AND WHERE Sunday, August 14, 11am-4pm Australian Academy of Design 220 Ingles Street Port Melbourne, easily accessible by the 109 tram. The academy offers campus tours for individuals and school groups by appointment. For further details contact marketing@ designacademy.edu.au or 03 9676 9000. W: www.design academy.edu.au

The academy offers the Bachelor of Design Arts degree with majors in Advertising, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Photo Media and Visual Arts. Open Day is an opportunity for prospective students to meet the tutors and find out why studying at the academy provides a degree of difference. There are some great activities planned for the day, including fashion parades, life drawing classes and interactive film and photographic sessions. The academy is a small, friendly place and the staff are approachable. Based in Port Melbourne, the campus has less than 300 students, offers free parking and is easily accessible on public transport. The Academy is a not for profit, independent design institute, which prides itself on its focus on design, as well as small class sizes of 16 students in each class. Students at the academy often find that the transition from secondary school to tertiary education easier than at a larger university. The Australian Academy of Design offers the three year Bachelor of Design Arts with majors in Advertising, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Photo Media or Visual Arts. Students may also complete a minor in one of the other courses. To be competitive today, design graduates need skills in more than one major unit of study. Academy students get an expanded professional skill-set resulting in increased career options. Academy graduates have found professional success in a variety of creative roles, ranging from securing positions at top advertising agencies and design studios to one graduate being part of the Oscar winning production team for the film Happy Feet.

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The academy encourages individuality and doesn’t impose a “school style”. Each student is unique and will develop their own particular style of expression through the personalised approach to acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge. The academy provides top quality, intensive tuition that results in students receiving the equivalent of a four year degree in three. The Academy offers FEE-HELP assistance, international exchange and tutors who are professional designers and artists in their own right.


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open day sunday 14 august, 11am – 4pm a degree of difference

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220 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207 www.designacademy.edu.au 03 9676 9000 CRICOS No. 02201G


OPEN DAY: By appointment W: www.participate. com.au <http://www. participate.com.au>

FAQ See the website, under Film Courses/FAQ. www.participate. com.au/film-courses/ faq <http://www. participate.com.au/ film-courses/faq> This is a unique course offering government accredited education coupled with 500 hours of work experience and a chance to make your first movie!

ABOUT PARTICIPATE

THE CAMPUS

In 2001, Artur Kade began researching and trialing ways that a group of aspiring, yet inexperienced, filmmakers could produce a commercial project as a learning outcome. Participate was officially launched in October 2005.

Participate Film Academy is located at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney, with 2-minute access from Redfern station. The Park offers a variety of spaces for learning and production.

Ever since, we have been offering students the chance to make a full-length movie during our 13-month course â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and we are still the only school in the world that does. Since welcoming the first intake of students the school has produced five feature films, which screened in cinemas across Australia, as well as several behind-the-scenes documentaries, and we have trained hundreds of students in the art and business of filmmaking. Participate graduates are working for production companies, TV stations, producing their own films, have started their own businesses, have been cast in other feature films, commercials, corporate productions and more. Our government accredited courses offer qualifications, and together with the globally recognised feature film credit, Participate Film Academy offers unparalleled career pathways for the committed student.

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Neighbouring the new Channel 7 building, the Heritage listed Locomotive Workshop, where the Academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office is located, offers two cafes as well as beautiful outdoor areas.


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WHEN AND WHERE Saturday, August 13 from 10am-3pm

LOCATION AIM is located at 1-51 Foveaux Street Surry Hills, a 2 minute walk from Central Station. For more information call AIM on (02) 9219 5444 or email enquiries@aim.edu.au W:www.aim.edu.au

ALL ABOUT AIM The Australian Institute of Music (AIM) Open Day is the perfect day to see the campus in action. Come and find out more about AIM’s unique music degree and diploma courses. The day will be packed with music course information for those looking to study in areas including: Audio Technology, Composition & Music Production, Contemporary Performance; Classical Performance, Music Theatre and Entertainment Management. Potential acting students will also be able to speak with the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art department (AADA, a department of AIM) and find out about their career and study options in acting and theatre. It will also be a great opportunity to check out our AIM High School program, Open AIM short courses and Young AIM music courses. AIM Open Day gives you the chance to get up close and personal with AIM’s teaching staff, students and our exclusive panel of industry professionals and experts during the popular music and entertainment industry panel forum. For those curious to know just what goes on inside the leading school for today’s music industry, come and have a tour of our facilities including AIM’s state of the art Q Recording Studios and take part in instrument masterclasses, participate in film composition and music production workshops and watch AIM’s talented students perform. AIM is the leading school for today’s music industry. It is a major player in education and training for the music, performing arts and entertainment management fields. AIM courses deliver first-class tuition and industry relevant

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programs designed to equip students for successful lifelong creative careers. You simply won’t find a more diverse combination of professional courses, campus facilities, student body, opportunities and music teachers at the top of their game, and all under one roof, than you will at AIM. It has been more than 40 years since AIM began training, educating and preparing people for music careers, and with the industry booming, it’s an exciting time to look into study and a career in music.


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Endeavour College of Natural Health is the largest provider of natural health education in the southern hemisphere with campuses in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Endeavour College of Natural Health (formerly known as the Australian College of Natural Medicine) was established in 1975 and has a reputation of producing some of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest natural health practitioners. It was the first institution in Australia to offer a complete range of natural health courses from Certificate through to Bachelor degree level.

Our graduates are practising clinicians, supporting others in multi-modality clinics, working with manufacturers, conducting research and development, technical writers, working in hospitals, in resorts, day spas and on cruise ships.

Endeavour offers six Bachelor of Health Science degrees* in Acupuncture, Musculoskeletal Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine, Western Herbal Medicine and Homeopathy, plus Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in Massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy, Beauty and Fitness.

Endeavour graduates are accredited by an extensive list of Australian professional natural health/medicine associations and the college provides articulation to domestic and international tertiary institutions.

Students have access to a national network of specialist resources including clinics which are equipped to service each modality and include a fully stocked dispensary unit to complete the diagnosis and prescription process.

* Bachelor degree accreditation differs between states, visit the website for more info.

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WHEN AND WHERE Sunday, July 24 from 10am Discover your calling at the Endeavour Open Day at a campus near you. Ph: 1300 462 887 W: www.endeavour. edu.au E: enrolments@ endeavour.edu.au


JMC ACADEMY JMC Academy is opening its doors in August and September for dedicated campus tours and advice and updates on courses and careers in the creative industries. Open Days provide the perfect opportunity to speak directly to current JMC Academy students, scholarship winners and the Department Heads of Music, Audio, Animation, Film and TV and Entertainment Business Management.

WHEN AND WHERE Brisbane: August 13, Melbourne: August 20, Sydney: September 14 Register now at www. jmcacademy.edu.au or call 1300 410 311 Twitter: @jmcacademy Facebook.com/ jmcacademy

JMC Academy was the first private college in Australia to be accredited in Digital Multimedia, Audio Engineering and Digital Television, and JMC Academy remains Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest private training and education provider for the creative industries. JMC Academy has led the way in creative industries education with ground-breaking accreditation, comprehensive higher education programmes, industry standard facilities and respected teaching professionals. Students studying at JMC Academy enjoy the unique environment where theory based curriculum is underpinned at every level by a highly practical and integrated series of projects that add meaning and true value to each programme. Students can collaborate on projects with students from other disciplines, allowing them to experience how the real industry operates.

JMC Academy is committed to ensuring our graduates are able to succeed in making their own indelible mark on industry. There are three levels of qualification (Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees) across five core disciplines â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Entertainment Business Management, Popular Music and Performance, Audio Engineering, Sound Production, Film and TV, 3D Animation and Digital Media.


Raffles College of Design and Commerce is a unique, internationally-recognised, private education provider based in Sydney. We specialise in design, visual communication and business programs delivering premium higher education and vocational programs from Master Degrees through to Bachelor Degrees, Diploma and Certificate courses. Keeping pace with industry for over 30 years, we deliver practical courses and produce well respected and successful graduates. You benefit immensely from lecturers actively engaged in industry, learning from their knowledge and experience. An internship in your final year enhances the practical focus of our degrees to help you get a job. We understand how important you are as an individual with your own talents, interest and goals and offer you a great range of electives as part of your degree program. You can shape your experience by studying part of your qualification in an overseas location, gaining a true international perspective.

COURSES

Hospitality, Management, Marketing and Tourism majors). Bachelor of Accountancy Master of Design Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Design Management majors) Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) (Animation, Games Design, New Media & Digital Film, Multimedia Design and Photography majors) Advanced Diploma, & Diploma of Management Certificate II, & Certificate IV in Art & Design (Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft)

WHEN AND WHERE Saturday, September 10 99 Mount St, North Sydney W: www.raffles.edu.au Ph: 02 9922 4278 E: contact@raffles. edu.au

Master of Commerce Bachelor of Commerce (Design Management, Finance,

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SYDNEY COLLEGE OF THE ARTS WHEN AND WHERE August 27, 10am-4pm Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street) NSW W: http://sydney.edu. au/sca Facebook: http://www. facebook.com/group. php?gid=2427909843 &ref=ts

If you are interested in studying fine art, media art or object art and design, Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, August 27. Prospective students and members of the public are invited to visit the ceramics; glass; jewellery and object; film and digital art; painting; photo media; print media; and sculpture, performance and installation studios and explore the study options available. There will be a wide variety of studio demonstrations, workshops, tours, portfolio development drop-in centre, art market, talks, exhibitions, film screenings, degree information, glass blowing, entertainment and more.

movers and shakers in the art world here and overseas as graduates and staff. These include artist Shaun Gladwell, painter Ben Quilty, photographer Rosemary Laing, photomedia artist Anne Zahalka, filmmaker Jane Campion and designer Marc Newson.

SCA is the Visual Arts Faculty of the University of Sydney, offering an exciting range of programs that reflect its mission to provide a vibrant and conceptually coherent coverage of subjects relevant to international contemporary arts. SCA has a prestigious history of educating many of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most successful contemporary visual artists, helping them to realise their aspirations and develop their communication, intellectual and cultural skills. In fact, we have been delivering learning and teaching of the highest quality across for over 30 years, with an impressive list of

OPEN DAY

SYDNEY COLLEGE OF THE ARTS Saturday 27 August, 10am to 4pm Find out more about studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in: - Ceramics - Film and Digital Art - Glass - Jewellery and Object - Painting - Photomedia - Printmedia - Sculpture, Performance and Installation

All day events include: - art markets - portfolio development drop-in centre - demonstrations - tours - t a l k s o n u n d e r g r a d u a te a n d postgraduate study at SCA - exhibitions - degree information - glass blowing - entertainment, plus more...

Find more information at sydney.edu.au/sca or sydney.edu.au/sca/openday

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The Australasian College-Broadway (The College) is a registered Training Organisation and was established by Maureen Houssein-Mustafa in 1994. A wholly Australian owned company; it is now recognised as the benchmark vocational college in Australia.

CAMPUS The college campus is located in Broadway, a bustling dining and shopping precinct — minutes from the Sydney Central Business District and close to regular public transport.

COURSES Offering Nails, Beauty, Makeup, Hairdressing, and Business Management qualifications all under one roof, not one to rest on its laurels, this year the college is extending its offerings to include Aged Care, English and a number of other qualifications, each with a pathway to higher education.

VALUES The Australasian College Broadway values can be summarised by the acronym LEAPS: Leadership, Excellence, Accountability, People, Sustainability. With more than 4000 successful work placements to date, and the ability to deliver 23 nation-

Are you management material?

ally endorsed qualifications the college’s record of providing highly trained staff to industry reflects the emphasis placed on students being ‘industry ready’ when they enter the workforce.

The Australasian College Building 1, 87 Bay Street Broadway, NSW 2037 Open Day – By appointment

The college is continuing its commitment to being the best in the business. In 2009 the college began offering specialised business management courses, and university pathways that can lead to degree qualifications.

Ph: 02 9571 8288 Fax: 02 9571 8277 W: www.australasiancollege.com.au

Whilst currently providing articulation pathways to universities, The Australasian College-Broadway is now working towards its own higher education programme.

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• Award winning college • Certificate to Diploma Courses • Regular Intakes • Pathway to University

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