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Friday, March 10th, 2017

Australian university application tips with Meghan from OzTREKK

Meet Meghan, OzTREKK’s very own admissions coordinator! What does an admissions coordinator do? Well, among a million other things, Meghan processes our online applications, so that means she is often the very first person to “meet” you!

Since 2002, OzTREKK has helped send hundreds of Canadian students to Australia for professional degrees. Applying to an overseas university can be complicated and overwhelming, but we are here to make the process easy. Take it away, Meghs!

Australian university application tips with Meghan from OzTREKK

Meet Meghan from OzTREKK

About Online Applications

Filling out an online application form through OzTREKK is often the first step in the application process. All of the online applications can be found at the OzTREKK Application Centre or on their individual program pages. Our online applications are processed every morning—by me!

Once I process your online application, I pass it along to the admissions officer who deals with that program. This admissions officer will work with you through the entire application process to help in any way they can! Our admissions team is divided into different program fields, which means the admissions officer you will work with is very familiar with that program area and are truly experts!

So, you have submitted an online application via the OzTREKK Application Centre… not sure what to do next? Don’t worry! Once your application has been processed, your admissions officer will email you with a detailed list of all of the documents you will need to complete your application. We help you every step of the way so you don’t feel lost or have to scramble to get your documents in on time.

Meghan’s Quick Application Tips

In order to be ahead of the game, here are some of the most common things I see on an application that may delay processing:

  • Program preference name and intake – Make sure you do a little research before you fill out your online application! Knowing the correct name for the program you are wishing to apply to as well as the available intake semesters it is offered are very helpful for us! If you’re unsure, just check the individual program/university page on the OzTREKK website. On most program pages, we’ve included the full program name, the next intake available, and the prerequisites required.
  • Incomplete applications – Incomplete applications come through the system on a daily basis. Incomplete applications will not be saved to your file, and you will receive an email notifying you that your application was incomplete.
  • Education history – It is important that we know all about your educational background. So, when you complete your application, be sure to include your correct program names, study dates, etc. This information will help us track your documents, too.

Avoiding these common mistakes mean your applications can get processed faster and you will be one step closer to studying in Australia!

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Ready to start your application? Please contact us at 1-866-698-7355 if you need any help!

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Monash University Master in Counselling applications are open

Monash University Master in Counselling applications for the 2014 intake are now open via OzTREKK!

The Master in Counselling program at Monash University provides a professional qualification and real-life counselling experience for people who may not be practicing as psychologists or social workers.

This counselling program aims to provide students with advanced knowledge about major counselling approaches, training in counselling practice, and an understanding of ethical and professional issues relating to the counselling profession. An integral component of the program is a supervised professional placement including contact and non-contact hours.

Program: Master in Counselling
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March and July each year
Duration: 1.5 years
Application deadline: Please contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Rachel Brady

Entry Requirements

Master in Counselling at Monash University applicants must hold an approved four-year undergraduate qualification, or an approved three-year undergraduate qualification plus two years of relevant work experience. Selection into the program will be based on qualifications, academic merit, relevant work experience, referee reports and/or interviews.

Apply to the Monash University Master in Counselling program!

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For more information about how to become a counsellor, including counselling program entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Counselling Programs page.

If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Counselling Programs Admissions Officer Rachel Brady:

Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone Rachel toll free at 1 866-698-7355.

Contact OzTREKK for more information about how you can study in Australia and about counselling programs at Australian universities.

 

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

UQ Master of Counselling applications are open

UQ Master of Counselling applications are now open for the 2014 intake via OzTREKK!

The Master of Counselling at the University of Queensland provides graduate students with an in-depth knowledge base and practice skills in professional counselling. This program achieves this through the encouragement of scholarship in counselling, professional skills training and attention to the recognition of the counsellor as a person within counselling. Students are required to complete 200 hours of supervised practice over two semesters.

Program: Master of Counselling
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: September 30, 2013

Entry Requirements

Master of Counselling applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, social welfare, behavioural studies, human services, nursing, the therapies, medicine or related fields. Entry to the program will be considered on the basis of a recognition of previous academic study, experience and personal qualities.

Apply to the UQ Master of Counselling program!

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For more information about how to become a counsellor, including counselling program entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Counselling Programs page.

If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Counselling Programs Admissions Officer Rachel Brady:

Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone Rachel toll free at 1 866-698-7355.

Contact OzTREKK for more information about how you can study in Australia and about counselling programs at Australian universities.

 

Friday, February 1st, 2013

What is the Optometry Admission Test (OAT)?

If you’re considering applying to optometry school, then you have heard of the Optometry Admission Test (OAT). OzTREKK has gathered a little bit of background information about the OAT from the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) website in order to help prepare pre-optometry students.

OzTREKK is an official Canadian representative of the University of Melbourne. The University of Melbourne offers the Doctor of Optometry (OD) program, a master’s-level professional-entry degree that creates a new benchmark in 21st century optometric education. It is an internationally recognized qualification and the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere. As part of the entry requirement into the University of Melbourne Doctor of Optometry, applicants must take the Optometry Admission Test (OAT).

What is the OAT?

The Optometry Admission Test (OAT) is a standardized examination designed to measure general academic ability and comprehension of scientific information. The OAT is sponsored by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) for applicants seeking admission to an optometry program. The University of Melbourne‘s Doctor of Optometry program requires the OAT.

What subjects does the OAT cover?

The OAT consists of four tests: Survey of the Natural Sciences (Biology, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry), Reading Comprehension, Physics and Quantitative Reasoning.

Do you need to study for the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT)?

Yes, you should definitely study for the OAT, as it will affect your chances of being admitted to the Doctor of Optometry program. When you are preparing to take the OAT, OzTREKK recommends the following:

  • Look for test preparation materials and a sample test. Check out the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) website. They also have an OAT User Guide and helpful tips.
  • Study guides are usually available and through book suppliers. Search for “optometry admission test sample” or “optometry admission test preparation””.
  • Do an online search for “optometry admission test”. YouTube has many videos about the OAT.

When should you take the OAT?

At least one year of university education, which should include courses in biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics, is required prior to taking the OAT. Most students, however, elect to complete two or more years of university prior to taking the exam. If you plan to apply to the February 2014 intake of the Doctor of Optometry at the University of Melbourne, you should consider writing the OAT as soon as you feel you are ready so that if your results are not as you expected, you have time to rewrite the exam.

When is the OAT examination administered?

The OAT exam is computerized and examinees are allowed to take the OAT an unlimited number of times; however, you must wait at least 90 days between testing dates. Only scores from the four most recent attempts and the total number of attempts will be reported.

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About the University of Melbourne Doctor of Optometry

The Doctor of Optometry is four years in duration, and consists of a combination of on-campus teaching and clinical placements, with the clinical component commencing in Year 1 and gradually increasing to full time in the final year. Opportunities exist for clinical-related research to be conducted as a required component of the degree.

If you have questions about the University of Melbourne‘s Doctor of Optometry program or the OAT, please contact OzTREKK for more information and for helpful tips about how to apply.