Futures with Fiona Symons

Our Careers Advisor Mrs Symons has put together some information for our students in Grades 10, 11 and 12.



As part of a program of activities to assist current Grade 10 and Grade 11 students plan for next year, students are encouraged to visit the Careers Centre for help with selecting their subjects.  The Careers Centre will be open during most recess times to provide one-on-one subject selection support.


I will also be in attendance at the Subject Selection Evening being held at the Senior campus on Tuesday 9 August.



Applications for most university courses, accommodation and scholarships open in early August.  Grade 12 students will attend compulsory information sessions about these processes next week and in Week 4.


Application drop-in help sessions will be held in Room C4 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime from Monday 8 August – Friday 30 September.  Students and parents are also very welcome to make appointments at other times.



Our Grade 10 students have been invited to participate in the first year of a new longitudinal study of young people in Australia.  In 2022, the GENERATION study will focus on the activities and aspirations of Grade 10 students – what they are doing now and what they think they would like to do in the future with study, training and employment.


Each student who completes the survey will receive an individual summary of their career interests, while the school will receive a summary report of the plans of Grade 10 students as a group.  No individual student will be identified in the school report. All data will be kept strictly confidential and no individual student or school will be identified in published data or reports.


Further information about the study will be provided to all Grade 10 families along with a consent form in late August.  If you have any questions about the survey, please contact me.



Come along to The University of Melbourne’s Meet Melbourne event to speak to their Future Students team and hear how a Melbourne degree will set you apart. Hear about your study and accommodation options at Melbourne, how to apply, scholarships, internships, student life, and Access Melbourne – the University’s special entry access scheme. You’ll also hear from the accommodation team and Murrup Barak (Indigenous Outreach Team).


Date: Monday 1 August

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Location: Peppers Silo Hotel, 89 – 91 Lindsay Street, Invermay, Tasmania, 7248

Register at: https://go.unimelb.edu.au/an8e




The Monash Information Evenings provide prospective students and their parents with a broad overview of what it’s like to study at Monash and get all their questions answered.

You’ll find out about:

  • Monash University’s ten diverse study and discipline areas;
  • Undergraduate course types, such as our comprehensive and specialist courses, double degrees and pathway programs;
  • How to apply: everything you need to know about VTAC, key dates and deadlines;
  • Scholarships and fees;
  • SEAS and the Monash Guarantee;
  • Accommodation options.


Date: Tuesday 9 August 2022

Time: 6.30 – 8.00pm

Location: Peppers Silo Hotel, 89 – 91 Lindsay Street, Invermay, Tasmania, 7248

Register at: https://www.monash.edu/discover/events/general-information/monash-information-evenings-launceston 




Jane Franklin Hall (a residential college in Hobart) are offering two Jane Community Scholarships for 2023. Open to all Tasmanian students currently in Grade 12, these scholarships are valued at $27, 000, offering a reduction of $9, 000 per year of residency at Jane for up to three years. To apply, students are advised to visit the Jane Franklin Hall website at https://jane.edu.au/fees-scholarships/scholarships/

and complete this application form https://jane.edu.au/documents/269/JFH_Community_Scholarships_Application_Form_-_Digital_7bvrv9t.pdf

Applications for these scholarships close at 9.00am on Tuesday 27 September.

Jane is also offering other scholarships – details are available at https://jane.edu.au/fees-scholarships/scholarships/.

Students requiring any help including proofreading their applications are encouraged to contact me





Monday 1 August          TCE subject selection drop in session, recess, Careers Centre

                                   UTAS course application drop in session, lunch, C4


Tuesday 2 August         University of Melbourne presentation, recess, C4


Wednesday 3 August     TCE subject selection drop-in session, recess, Careers Centre


Thursday 4 August        Grade 12 University Applications presentation, P3, Auditorium


Monday 8 August –       university application drop-in sessions, every Monday, Wednesday & Friday, lunch, C4

Friday 30 September


Monday 8 August          Newman College presentation, recess, C4


Tuesday 9 August         TCE subject selection drop-in session, recess, Careers Centre

Monash University presentation, lunch, C4

TCE Subject Selection Evening


Wednesday 10 August   St Hilda’s College presentation, recess, C4

Bond University presentation, lunch, C4


Friday 12 August           TCE subject selection drop-in session, recess, Careers Centre


Monday 15 August        TCE subject selection drop-in session, recess, Careers Centre


Tuesday 16 August       TCE subject selection drop-in session, recess, Careers Centre


Wednesday 17 August   TCE subject selection drop-in session, recess, Careers Centre


Thursday 18 August      Grade 12 University Scholarships & Accommodation presentation, P3, Auditorium


Friday 19 August           TCE subject selection drop-in session, recess, Careers Centre


Tuesday 23 August       Marcus Oldham College presentation, recess, C4


Thursday 22 September Grade 10 GENERATION 2022 survey, P3, Auditorium


I welcome the opportunity to sit down with parents and students at any time throughout the year to discuss options; please contact me by phone: (03) 6336 6058 or email: careers@lcgs.tas.edu.au to arrange an appointment.


Fiona Symons

Careers Advisor