SENIOR SCHOOL Resources
Senior years at secondary school can be hard work without having to add in finding all of the resources yourself. We’ve searched high and low, asked past students and found some great information to help you out.
There are plenty of study programs, camps, scholarships and bursaries available – some of them from year 9. Make the most of your time at school and explore all of the options!
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Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)
All up to date information for students studying VCE. Study Designs, exam dates and more. Bookmark this one!
International Baccalaureate Organisation (IB)
Everything you need to know to stay up to date with IB information.
REGIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT NETWORK (RESN)
RESN is a not-for-profit which provides free, online tutoring for regional and rural students provided by a team of passionate VCE, HSC, QCE and IB graduates.
VICTORIAN TERTIARY ADMISSIONS CENTRE (VTAC)
The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria (and a few outside Victoria).
Sometimes you need information about other things – how to access bursaries, camps for senior kids and more. We’ll keep adding them here as we find them. Click on the image to take you straight to the relevant page.
Scholarships are payments to help with the cost of your child’s education.
They’re generally offered based on:
- financial need or difficulties
- your child’s school results
- school and community activities your child takes part in.
Most scholarships offered are for Victorian government school students. A small number are also open to non-government school students.
VCE Summer School (VCESS) is a two-week tutoring program that takes place in January and aims to help VCE students from a range of backgrounds gain a head start on their final years of secondary education. The program has a particular focus on creating a healthy study-life balance, and providing tutoring on the widest range of subjects.
The aim of Big Camp is to challenge the perspectives that young people hold about themselves and others. Through introducing 100 young men and 100 young women aged 16.5 – 18 years to a broad range of peers, we help dismantle social barriers through an increased understanding and acceptance of diversity. Throughout the challenging week participants’ work together to compete as a team, push their boundaries and develop friendships.
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is committed to supporting young people through various initiatives, including our annual scholarship program. Each year scholarships are awarded to first year tertiary students studying at an Australian university or college campus for the first time.
ATAR Notes aims to increase the accessibility of high-quality educational materials to students both in terms of affordability and ease of access for regional students across Australia.
We offer free educational services such as high-quality downloadable study notes, subject lectures, revision videos, helpful articles, a podcast and Australia’s largest student forum. With all of the high quality free education and study resources offered, we hope that no one anywhere is barred from achieving their dream ATAR and preferred university course.
At Access Education our aim is to provide you with the best tools for VCE whether you’re a student or teacher
Lectures for students
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A program for female high school students, contributing towards gender parity in engineering and IT disciplines. For girls from Australia with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. For students in Year 9 and above.
Apply online – normally in Term 1
Curious Minds is a hands-on extension and mentoring program to ignite girls’ passion in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It’s a six-month program that combines two residential camps and a STEM coaching (mentoring) program. For students in Year 9 & 10.
Curious Minds is an invitational program. Students are invited based on their performance in the Australian Mathematics Competition, Computational and Algorithmic Thinking competition and the Big Science Competition.
The Residential Indigenous Science Experience (RISE) is traditionally an exciting week-long camp held at the University of Melbourne to engage Year 9 and 10 Indigenous students with science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) and inspire you to consider a career in STEM as an option for the future.
Held annually, the John Monash Science School Regional Science Exchange invites Year 10 students from regional Victorian schools with a passion for science to join us for an immersive three-week block.
Apply online. Normally in Term 1
Broadcast from a purpose – built studio on the campus of John Monash Science School, Emerging Sciences Victoria (ESV) makes it possible for Year 9 and 10 students to access specialised STEM subjects through a virtual classroom.
Enrolments available for both Semester 1 & 2. Speak with your science teacher at your school.
The Santos Science Experience is 3 or 4 days of science activities for students in Year 9 & 10. Each program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work.
Note – experiences book up really quickly so don’t delay in applying!