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Local students thrilled with tertiary offers

TERTIARY offers were made early last week to many of the thousands of students who sat for their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) last year. The Year 12 class of 2010 at South Gippsland Secondary College did particularly well in terms of being accepted into the tertiary courses of their choice.

Thirty-five students are going off to either TAFE or university (a few are deferring), as they had hoped.

Twenty-five students received their first preference, three their second, three their third, two their fourth and two their sixth.

Of the other students among the 50 who completed their VCE or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) at the college in Foster, some have got into TAFE via direct application, a few have secured apprenticeships and several are working.

Erin Wright, Matthew Brown and Briney Musinskas are three of the students lucky enough to have secured a place in the course of their first preference. Erin plans to study design/business at Swinburne University of Technology. Matt is looking forward to studying commerce at the University of Melbourne and is pleased that he has a place to live on campus at Ormond College. Briney is happy to have got into nursing at La Trobe University.

“We’re nervous but excited about going to Melbourne to live and study,” they agreed.

The complete list of tertiary offers made to students from South Gippsland Secondary College in this first round of tertiary place offers shows the wide variety of careers this particular cohort of students has planned for themselves.

  • Wade Aitken – exercise science and human movement/sport and recreation management at Victoria University;
  • Connor Amenta – forensic psychology/social science at Swinburne University of Technology;
  • Kate Appleyard – sport (sport development) at Kangan Institute;
  • Amelia Brickle – science at the University of Melbourne;
  • Matthew Brown – commerce at the University of Melbourne;
  • Bridgette Campbell – nursing at La Trobe University;
  • Jacqui Castellan – legal services at Victoria University TAFE;
  • Caitlin Castellan – nursing practice at Monash University;
  • Casey Christian – event management/tourism management at La Trobe University;
  • Louise Clarke – secondary teaching/arts at Deakin University;
  • Jackson Collins – music audio production at Box Hill Institute of TAFE;
  • Tarley Elmore – arts (diploma of tertiary studies) at Monash University;
  • Lucy Gair – health sciences/occupational therapy practice at La Trobe University;
  • Breanna Garrow – children’s services at Chisholm TAFE;
  • Marni Garrow – massage/myotherapy at Holmesglen;
  • James Gurnett – statistics at RMIT University;
  • Joshua Harris – computer science at Monash University;
  • Heather Johnston – marine environment at Australian Maritime College;
  • Sarah Jordan – massage/myotherapy at Victoria University TAFE;
  • Alexandra Karavis – international development at La Trobe University;
  • Grace Kindellan – arts at the University of Melbourne;
  • Sam Lyon – engineering/naval architecture at Australia Maritime College;
  • Kate Lyon – education (P-12) at Victoria University;
  • Keeley Morris – forensic science at Deakin University;
  • Fiona Moss – science at the University of Melbourne;
  • Tarni Musinskas – creative arts industries at Victoria University;
  • Briney Musinskas – nursing at La Trobe University;
  • Sarah Pilkington – environmental management at Deakin University;
  • Brandon Scammell – accounting at Victoria University;
  • Jordan Shaw – fitness at Swinburne TAFE;
  • Dylan Williams – outdoor recreation at Gordon Institute of TAFE;
  • Rachel Williams – primary education at Monash University;
  • Erin Wright – design/business at Swinburne University of Technology;
  • Tamsyn Wymer – health sciences at La Trobe University;
  • Sharina Youl – education (diploma of tertiary studies) at Monash University.


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