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Queensland: Professional services for gifted students
Published: 15 September 2022
Clearing Skies is a Queensland based support organisation for gifted students. Support is provided in person or online through the provision of counselling, resources, seminars and groups. There are multiple offerings for students, teachers and parents.
Tertiary education resources for 2e students in Victoria
Published: 15 September 2022
Applying to University through VTAC
VTAC is the organisation that coordinates the applications for Victorian university or TAFE entry. There are specific dates that your students must comply with and there is a cost to do so. It is almost impossible to be accepted into university by any other method. It is important that your student and yourself read the site well as there are a lot of considerations and variations in the process.
Overview of tertiary courses available in Victoria
This is a very clever tool which provides an over-view of all courses available in Victoria at university or TAFE. The links within the generated list enables you to find information about specific places and courses. It details private course providers as well.
The page includes a link to prerequisite and course explorer and to a page on interstate and IB subjects meeting Victorian prerequisites.
Guide to university open days
This is the site for the 2022 University Open Days. I will replace this link as the 2023 days start to be advertised.
It is important to check out several universities as a young student. The first time is to collect the free goodies and any information you like the look of. The second visit is to begin to focus in on the faculty and universities you are interested in. Talk to lectures if you feel confident and listen to current students. The third visit is to make a bee-line the to attend the talk on the courses and universities you are very interested in. Look at times on specific websites to coordinate your visits. Ask specific questions and find out what the code for the degree or course is so this can be written on the application form for VTAC. Enjoy the process and be brave.
Special entry access scheme (SEAS)
SEAS Special Entry Access Scheme. This is a notification to the university you have applied to that there has been “difficult circumstances” during the student’s school career. It can include short- or long-term impact and requires supporting document for the claim to be valid. The greater the difficulty potentially the greater the adjustment to the ATAR outcome. It is worthwhile for all twice-exceptional students to put in an application for consideration. Applications can be for multiple categories.
There are some short youtube clips that are worth watching:
This is Deakin University's explanation of the Special entry access scheme for 2023. Be aware other universities will also offer this in other years we just like the way that Deakin University has explained the process here.
They also have an access scheme for performers and athletes. Look for similar in other universities.
Early Entry Programs
We're not recommending the school but the document that they have put together. It succinctly explains the process and reasoning behind the early entry scheme. Twice-exceptionality can be a reason that you would be offered a place at university early.
Latrobe University ASPIRE program
This is another early entry system, Latrobe university explains early entry and the potential benefits of gaining your Duke of Edinburgh Award or being a St. Johns cadet.
Most universities have schemes like this so use this knowledge to explore other options.
Senior Secondary information for students in Victoria
Published: 15 September 2022
Senior Secondary Pathways
There are multiple pathways through the final years of school and into further education. VCAA has provided downloadable information of the new alternative pathways in senior school in Victoria. Very relevant information to students who are wondering what to do in years 11 + 12
VCAA provides a list of VET subjects that can be taken and are scored. These will add to the eventual ATAR score received.
Please ensure that you check with your school to ensure you are registered for a course that is relevant, attainable and provides exactly the outcomes you think it does.
This is a useful means of beginning courses in year 10 that will enhance your outcome in year 12.
Senior Secondary Support
This website contains a series of webinars that Dr Michael Carr-Gregg recorded in 2020. These are useful for those approaching year 12 in the future though some areas of the website are specific to his sponsors there is enough of interest here.
You may also want to look at his study tips
Support toolkit for parents and caregivers
This site is sponsored by Deakin University and well worth investigating, there is even a ATAR calculator provided. Aimed at parents but could be useful to students too.
Year 12 exams - managing stress
This website has a useful set of stress management strategies designed for students. It provides a focus upon diet, sleep and exercise which some students may find condescending, even though they are useful.
VCAA Special Provision aims to provide students in defined circumstances with the opportunity to participate in and complete their secondary level studies.
Some students find it motivating to use the ATAR calculator as they move through year 11 and 12. There are multiple ATAR calculators available. Adding results from assessments, tests, assignments during the unit 3+4 studies may predict the ATAR achievable.
Monash Scholars Program
Monash Scholars is a prestigious program for high achieving secondary school students based in Victoria. The program is offered by Monash University to give high potential students a unique head start into university life. It provides opportunities for personal and academic development, as well as, giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to make the right study choices. It also enables them to expand their network of like-minded peers.
Melbourne University Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program
The Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program is an academic enrichment program designed to support high achieving Victorian Year 11 and Year 12, and select secondary students living close to the New South Wales and South Australian borders.
Scholars get the opportunity to experience university life and take part in a range of academic and personal development events and activities to help you achieve your best.
When you finish your secondary studies, you could also be offered a guaranteed place in an undergraduate degree, financial assistance to move to Melbourne, and an overseas scholarship during your studies.