Regional Career Practitioners and Teachers Conference

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Hear about the many pathway programs available for students at La Trobe University as well as current practices and understandings to support you in monitoring and responding to students’ wellbeing.

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Date:
Wednesday 13 October 2021 11:00 am until Wednesday 13 October 2021 01:15 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Roxy Sproule
0434 078 833
Presented by:
Professor Joanna Barbousas, Dr Emmaline Bexley, Dr Anne Southall, Professor Jane Mills and Maree Dixon
Type of Event:
Future Student: Career Practitioners; Conference
Cost:
Free

Join us for the La Trobe 2021 Virtual Regional Career Practitioners and Teachers Conference. Hear from our experts about Education and pathways at La Trobe, impacts of COVID-19 on the education system and the HEY program at Headspace.

Professor Joanna Barbousas will be providing an update on La Trobe’s suite of Education courses and Professor Jane Mills will share an insight into the potential of a career in rural health including pipelines into our current degrees, the opportunities for diverse and tailored clinical placements and graduate destinations.

Dr Emmaline Bexley will look at the role of non-ATAR pathways in addressing the gap in participation in university by young people, from backgrounds that have not offered them the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities through senior school performance. The correlation between socio-economic status and ATAR performance has long been recognised, but in Australia is largely addressed through ‘ATAR adjustments via SEAS’ and the like. La Trobe University has introduced a suite of new pathways to suit students of all levels of educational preparedness that mitigate reliance on ATAR, but still support students to develop their skills in meaningful academic programs. Emmaline will report on early successes and lessons for the future.

Dr Anne Southall will be considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of the multiple school closures, strict social distancing measures, economic uncertainty and family stress and the high levels of mental health issues being reported by students and staff. She will present the approaches and practices that support the mental health and wellbeing of students and discuss the important role career practitioners can play in a mental health promoting school.

Maree Dixon, HEY Diversity Workers at headspace Bendigo will be talking about the HEY Diversity Program, breaking down the acronym and providing a look at statistics from Writing Themselves in 4. Maree will discuss how to best support LGBTIQA+ young people within educational settings and Best Practice when working with LGBTIQA+ young people.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2021 Virtual Regional Career Practitioners and Teachers Conference.

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