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Exercise Physiology

Are you interested in a career in sports physiotherapy?

Have you considered clinical exercise physiology as being a more suitable pathway than physiotherapy?

“Where physiotherapists assist people with movement disorders using techniques to assist muscles and joints to move to their full potential, clinical exercise physiologists use exercise to prevent and rehabilitate disease and injury in the community”, explains Deakin University.

Students pursuing a career in sports physiotherapy will study an Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) accredited undergraduate exercise science degree followed by graduate studies in exercise physiology.

The following are examples of suitable courses at Victorian universities:

Deakin University

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science majoring in Exercise Physiology

Locations: Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waurn Ponds

Graduate: Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Australian Catholic University

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Location: Melbourne

Graduate: Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology,

Victoria University

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice)

Location: Footscray Park

Graduate: Master of Clinical Exercise Science & Rehabilitation

‘The Footnotes’

‘The Footnotes’ is an interesting blog that was launched to help guide young people towards the career path that best suits them. Here are some articles that quickly answer commonly asked questions from Year 11 and 12 students:

How to Become a Dentist

How to Become a Doctor

The Graduate Tour: Cosmetic Surgeon

Should you study Medical Science?

What is Medicinal Chemistry?

What’s it like being a doctor? Q&A with a resident

Dinner with Charlie Teo on life as a brain surgeon

Q&A with a Cancer Researcher

What is studying medicine really like? Q&A with a UNSW med student

Big Science, Small Science

Big Science, Small Science is a Facebook page run by RMIT Science students. The page is regularly updated with scientific articles, quizzes, facts and polls. Members are all invited to contribute.

Interested in trades? Pre-apprenticeship training is a pathway to an apprenticeship. The Victoria University Trades College runs a tour of their facilities every Wednesday at their Sunshine Campus. They have experts from their trade programs available to discuss how to secure a trade career. Register your interest.

There are other careers in construction, aside from carpentry.

There are many occupations within the construction industry, such as drain laying, floor finishing, cartography
(mapping) and surveying. Consider your options beyond being an electrician, plumber or carpenter. To explore these occupations, undertake aptitude quizzes and view pathway maps, click here.

Mining engineering graduates are in high demand

According to data from Graduate Careers Australia, mining engineers are the most employable engineering graduates. In order to meet global demand for highly skilled resource engineers, Monash University offers Engineering degrees in

  • Renewable Energy
  • Oil and Gas
  • Geological
  • Mining

For more information, click here .

Do you have an interest in a career in natural health?

Endeavour College of Natural Health is a private College located in Melbourne. The College offers courses in Naturopathy, Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, Acupuncture, Myotherapy, and Complementary Medicine. Read the following stories from two nutrition graduates:

How my Instagram account led Blackmores to my door

Roberta Nelson learnt firsthand about the power of social media as a marketing tool when vitamins giant Blackmores contacted her out of the blue with an enticing offer after becoming a fan of her Instagram account. Read this article.

How I scored a job with Sarah Wilson before I graduated

If there is one lesson 27 year old naturopath Emily Seddon has learnt in her career, it is the power of ‘just going for it’. Staying true to that mantra saw Emily secure a job working for best selling author Sarah Wilson’s business. ‘I Quit Sugar’ in her final year of studies. Read this article.

Surveying workshop at RMIT

RMIT is offering a free workshop for students interested in a career in land surveying. The workshop will run for one hour and will give students the opportunity to gain insight into the industry and see the current surveying equipment used in the industry including a digital level, total station, GPS and laser scanner.

Participants will also get the opportunity to do a practical activity measuring distance and use a precise surveying total station instrument to check their measurements.


  • April 12
  • Located at RMIT’s Field Station at Yarra Bend
  • For more information or to register, click HERE.

Careers with Victoria Police

Victoria Police provides policing services to the state’s community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, working to keep over six million people safe. They are currently in the midst of their biggest recruitment drive ever, looking to recruit over 3,000 new Police Officers, as well as additional Protective Services Officers and Police Custody Officers by 2021.

In addition to policing roles, Victorian Public Servants work across more than 500 locations in Victoria, playing supporting roles in specialist professions such as IT, law, communications, recruitment, forensic science and many more.

Year 12 students may be interested in starting their application at the end of the year. As a Victoria Police Officer, employees will have access to great benefits, including generous leave entitlements and ongoing training throughout their career.


Careers in Information Technology

Whenever you Google “Jobs Of The Future”, ‘“Best Paying Jobs”, or “Jobs In Most Demand”, you’ll always find Information Technology. The most in demand job anywhere is cybersecurity… protecting data from hackers, viruses, ransomware and many other cybercrimes that threaten our interconnected world.

Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. In a computing context, security includes both cybersecurity and physical security.

The second most in demand job is Data Analyst. Data analysts translate numbers into plain English. Every business collects data, whether it’s sales figures, market research, logistics, or transportation costs. A data analyst’s job is to take that data and use it to help companies make better business decisions.

Information technology is not just about cybersecurity and data analysis. It encompasses many jobs in the computer sciences, including mobile devices, gaming, digital marketing, hardware and software, coding, design, service support, website development and sales. There are vast choices, and all these careers are in-demand, which makes them highly paid jobs, and jobs that are highly transferable.

For example, an IT person in the Defence Force can work in health technologies (a massive growing industry), the banking sector or in communications. The fact that these technologies use English as a base language creates the opportunity for global travel, or online consultancy.

In this digital age, the IT sector is never going to stop growing. It will create many in demand jobs with job security, great salary, and transferable skills. You may be involved in the development of incredible new technologies in the sectors of Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, blockchain technology, or cybercurrencies (Bitcoin), to name a few. This is an industry where you never stop learning, providing great job satisfaction with a lifetime of education and upskilling every two years.

What’s really good about IT is that its gender neutral, and there’s a job for every level of expertise. You can enter with a degree, diploma or certificate.

I often hear the misconception that jobs in this sector require a university degree. This simply is not true of many key roles. In an industry that is focused on practical skills, it’s easy to see why the combination of competency-based outcomes and hands-on experience typically offered by VET courses is, in many cases, more useful than more academic university studies.

In fact, in one of the most in demand roles, ICT Support Technician, around half the current employees are VET qualified.

– Nathan Chanesman, founder of My Career Match

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