Not sure what kind of work you want to do in the future? No problem. Answer the following questions and discover your possible dream job – as well as the VCE subjects and uni courses you’ll need to get it.
Are you good with numbers?
Like working with your hands?
Dream job: bricklayer, builder, plumber, carpenter, make-up artist, hairdresser.
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: automotive, building and construction, electrical industry, engineering, furnishing, hospitality, interactive digital media.
VU played a major role in making me a world champion. I had nothing to lose by going in for the nationals where I won gold and the right to represent Australia. That just shows the skill level and quality of the training I got at VU.
Love to write?
Dream job: scriptwriter, journalist, writer, editor, marketing/public relations coordinator, radio/television producer.
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: literature, drama, theatre studies, media, business management.
Benjamin Laut co-founded an award-winning film production company.
The best thing about studying at VU is the people I have met along the way. I am lucky enough to have met some fantastically creative and intelligent people who have not only inspired me, but supported me in my collaborative projects.
Are you creative & artistic?
Dream job: artist, festival director, music producer, graphic designer, poet.
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: visual communication design, art, studio arts, music, media, product design and technology, literature, theatre studies.
Quinn Daly travelled to Scotland for an art residency at famous artist studios.
While studying at VU I discovered a love of printmaking and pursued a job in the print industry. I now work full-time as a graphics pre-press operator.
Interested in health?
Dream job: osteopath, nurse, paramedic, dietitian, forensic scientist, wellness consultant.
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: biology, chemistry, physics, health and human development, biology, physical education, any mathematics.
Paul Hermann runs two successful osteopathy clinics.
VU gave me the knowledge, experience and motivation to continue my studies and to go to the next level in my career.
Like helping people?
Dream job: community services worker, lawyer, international aid worker, social worker, youth worker.
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: psychology, global politics, Australian politics, legal studies.
Meghann Clark’s law degree has taken her all over the world.
Studying law at the City Queen campus, right in the middle of the legal precinct, gives me unique exposure to a constant stream of opportunities. VU is open, accepting, growing, embracing, and overall a really positive environment. The sense of community here is something that friends from other universities are truly envious of.
Want to design our suburbs & cities?
Dream job: draftsperson, engineer, industrial engineer, surveying technician, engineering technician
- architectural and building engineering
- civil engineering
- electrical and electronic engineering
- mechanical engineering
- sports engineering.
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: product design and technology, systems engineering, physics, chemistry, any mathematics.
Emma Buis loves her job in architectural engineering.
Are you great with computers?
Dream job: applications developer, programmer, systems analyst, technical and user support, software engineer.
- computer science
- network and systems computing
- information technology
- digital media and technology
- electrical and electronic engineering.
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: software development, product design and technology, informatics, and mathematics.
Andrew Hinton found his dream job in IT at Telstra.
I have been able to apply everything I learnt at VU in my previous and current roles at Telstra - from security to networking and now infrastructure engineering. The vendor technologies taught at VU are industry current, and the exposure gave me a great head start.
Do you love sport?
Dream job: exercise physiologist, fitness instructor, PE teacher, program development coordinator, remedial/Sports massage therapist, sports coach.
- exercise science and human movement
- physical education
- sport and recreation management
- remedial massage/myotherapy
- sport coaching.
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: physical education, health and human development.
Sisters Bianca and Rosemarie Michetti are exercise science stars.
I am currently working in a clinic as a sole trader exercise physiologist. My next goal is to open up a successful multidisciplinary clinic focusing on sports and clinical rehabilitation with my sister Rosemarie who has just graduated in Osteopathy.
Want to help people learn?
Dream job: childcare supervisor, primary or secondary school teacher, training manager or assessor, teacher aide.
Relevant VCE subjects to consider: any mathematics.
Sarah Mullucks won an award for her work as a primary school teacher.
I chose VU because it offered more placement hours than any other teaching course. I wanted to have as much experience as I could in schools before starting my career. I believed it was very important for me to be exposed to different learning environments.