CAREERS NEWSLETTER

#07

2021, the year that everyone learnt resilience. 

Last year I coined 2020, the year of adaptability. This year our resilience levels across the board were tested. When students started to engage in a face to face format, the relief and joy were clear from not only the student but the teacher and educator. I personally was delighted to jump back into face to face conversations with students and engage in many meaningful career conversations.  

Year 9 

Many of our students engaged with the My Career Insights program and completed the Morribsy profile. Students can easily access their profile by logging into Morrisby and exploring their results. The CEAV will be joining our students on campus on the 2nd of December to chase up any missed interviews that were not completed during remote learning. These students have been notified. You still have the opportunity to complete your Morrisby all the way up to the end of term. Reach out to tyson@fitzroyhs.vic.edu.au for more information. 

My Career Insights results will be used in the curriculum again at the year 10 level next year. The profile can be used as a way to determine senior school pathways and much more. 

Year 10

This year the 10s had to choose their senior pathway and decide between VCAL and VCE. Many of the 10s embraced these opportunities and explored their Morrisby profile from the My Career Insights program they completed in Year 9 to help them. We also had a significant percentage choose to engage with VET certificates as a part of their VCE or VCAL program, a great sign in developing a broad range of skills. 

Next year is a big step into senior school, where students will begin to learn more about their options for life after Fitzroy and understand the level of commitment required by the final two years of schooling. Not to mention engaging in the new space at Wurun campus in 2022.

Year 11

Starting year 11 online is not easy. Our students had to adapt and show resilience from Day 1. All of the students have done well to engage and develop a foundation for their final years in school in very difficult conditions. All students now have a taste of their subjects and programs and hopefully engaged with university and TAFE information, employment resources and career research throughout this year. 

I encourage all Year 11s to take time over the break and reset for a big year in 2022. New campus and a fresh start, it’s the perfect mix to have a successful 2022!   

Year 12 – Class of 2020

A huge congratulations….to all the students who have finished Year 12. Many of you have come through considerable challenges, especially in the last two years. As you progress into your chosen pathway, there are a few final announcements that you need to be across, depending on your journey.  

ATAR Results 

Results will be released on the 16th of December at 7 am. This can be a testing time for many students as it will confirm, blur or deny your chosen pathway. Please remember if you are unsure or unconfident of what your results mean for your pathway, please book a time with Tyson over the change of preference period 16th – 20th of December.   

University and Courses through VTAC 

Course offers will come through to your emails throughout January and February. The following offer rounds are:

14th of January – (Jan offer round) 

1st of February – (1st Feb offer round) 

8th of February – (2nd Feb offer round) 

14th of February – (3rd Feb offer round) 

18th of February – (4th Feb offer round) 

The majority of offers will happen in the January round and 1st February round. Make sure that when you are offered a course, you accept the offer, even if it is not your first preference, as you may receive your higher preference in later rounds. When you accept an offer, it does not automatically enrol you in your course. This will be a separate process that your tertiary provider will share with you. 

Change of Preference Period 

Once results are released, students will have the opportunity to log into their VTAC account and make any course preference changes on the 16th of December up until the 20th of December at 4 pm. 

To change your preferences, you need to log in to your account and click ‘Course Preferences’ and then remove the course that you would like to change and add the new course preference. 

This can also be done by changing the order that they are in, making sure you have the course that you most desire and have met the requirements for at the top of your list. 

I will be available to support the students who require assistance in changing their preferences and understanding their options if they have not received the correct ATAR to gain their top preferences or don’t meet the subject requirements. 

To book a session with each individual, please click on the following link: 

Tyson Day availability digitally – https://calendly.com/fhs-careercounselling/30min  

Courses that don’t require VTAC

For all courses that don’t require VTAC (this will be stated on the VTAC website as ‘’Apply Directly”) these courses will need to be applied for through the website of the course provider and will have their unique dates and deadlines. Generally speaking, these application deadlines are around mid-February. So make sure that you understand the commitment and deadlines. 

Wurun campus

Next year is an exciting time for both Fitzroy and Collingwood communities with the arrival of the Wurun Senior Campus. I’m excited to be invovled in the new campus and have an opportntiy to continue to support students in their career decisions.  

Everyone deserves a break…

After the year we have had, many many people need a break, parents, students, teachers…everyone. Make sure that you use the summer break to reflect on the year that was, what worked well, what didn’t work well. Use these learnings to come back even stronger! 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Tyson Day