News and Events
November 2012 Newsletter
1. Taylors UniLink and Victoria University
2. Staff Profile
Taylors UniLink and Victoria University
Taylors UniLink is proud to announce Victoria University as a new destination for their students.
Victoria University and its predecessor institutions have been providing education, research and training for over 90 years.
The University is now one of Australia’s leading tertiary institutions with more than 51,000 students. More than 7,000 international students from over 90 countries study courses at campuses and sites in Melbourne or in their home country. In 2011, the Good Universities Guide awarded Victoria University a five-star rating for cultural diversity.
Victoria University offers the latest in facilities, technology and practices, preparing our graduates for the demands of the 21st century.
3 out of 10 Victoria University's campuses are located in Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) and another four campuses are within 10 kilometres of the CBD.
Taylors UniLink students receive 8 credits of advanced standing allowing them to enroll into second year of the Bachelor of Business in twenty different majors including:
- Banking and Finance
- Computer Systems Management
- Culinary Management
- Event Management
- Financial Planning
- Financial Risk Management
- Hospitality Management
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems
- International Business
- International Hospitality Management
- International Trade
- Music Industry
- Retail Commerce
- Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- Supply Chain and Logistics Management
- Tourism Management
Packaging is available under streamline visa processing arrangements (SVP).
The addition of VU means Taylors UniLink is now recognised by 15 universities in Melbourne for credit transfer. Other universities include Deakin, RMIT, La Trobe, CSU and Swinburne, making Taylors UniLink the most flexible university pathway in Melbourne.
Patricia Fulcher comes from Aotearoa, New Zealand. She is a marketing-savvy business executive with extensive facilitation experience. Her corporate career followed three industries; IT, Banking/Finance and Academia. Through her sales and marketing roles she developed an early love for education and apart from being a lecturer in Marketing in Victoria, she is also a PhD research student.
Mini University Course Expo
On Wednesday, 21st March, students at Taylors UniLink took advantage of the opportunity to get personal help and advice from university representatives from RMIT, Swinburne, Bond, La Trobe and Deakin Universities at the mini Course Expo.
Our students were able to ask questions and gather information on the very wide variety of university courses they are considering for 2013. Events such as this are designed to help international students in particular feel safe and confident while exploring their future options.
Graduation for the Class of February 2012
On Wednesday 22 February 2012, Taylors UniLink acknowledged its first graduates.
Wei-Hao CHEN (Jack), from Taiwan, was one of our high achievers. Jack says the Taylors UniLink provided him with valuable preparation for university entry. Jack was very appreciative of the small classes and the individual attention that his lecturers were able to provide.
When Jack came to Australia to study, he was not familiar with the Australian Higher Education system. His year of university preparation at Taylors UniLink has allowed him to make an informed choice about the course he wanted to study and the tertiary institution which suited his needs and aspirations.
According to Jack the extra attention given to him during his year at Taylors UniLink, along with additional subjects designed especially to prepare him for university studies, has prepared him well for his chosen university course.
Jack has been successful in gaining admission into the second year of the Swinburne University Bachelor of Business (Management). He has also had offers from Deakin University and RMIT.
Top Students, Class of February 2012:
• HE, Hucheng, China
• Kim Seng YEO, Malaysia
• Kyung Hun LEE, Korea
• Mohamed Ahmed SHAFEE, Sri Lanka
• Wei-Hao CHEN, Taiwan
• Wen Jie SHI, China
Taylors UniLink Information Evening
Taylors UniLink information evening runs from 5pm Thursday, October 6, at Taylors College, in the heart of Melbourne's CBD.
The evening will consist of a campus tour, FAQs with academic advisors and admissions coordinators giving you the opportunity to find out first-hand how Taylors UniLink can help you with your first steps towards a rewarding career in Business or IT.
Did you Know?
Taylors UniLink has credit arrangements with 14 universities in Australia, which means students know up front how many credits they will receive when they move into a second-year degree course.
Taylors UniLink offers flexibility with start dates so that students can opt to begin their diploma course in February, June or October 2012.
Preparing for the Challenge
Preparing for the future is exciting – but it can also be an anxious time for students and their families. If you have just missed out on a university place or are simply not sure exactly what career you want, Taylors UniLink - a new concept in university preparation that offers government-accredited higher education diplomas in Business and IT - could be the answer.
Choose the university that you want to attend
While many other available diploma courses force students to choose a university and then enrol in a course that will lead them into that university Taylors UniLink takes a different approach by allowing students to decide at the end of the diploma which university will best meet their aspirations. And for those who do know what they want to do before starting a conditional letter of offer from their chosen university.
Taylors UniLink Campus Director, Tony Cranshaw, says that Taylors UniLink, which took its first students in October last year, appeals to a specific group of students who may not feel entirely confident in approaching university studies.
“Getting into university is just the beginning of a demanding academic journey, and many students are ill-prepared for the challenges of university study when they get there – that’s why quite a few students don’t finish their degree,”
Mr Cranshaw goes on to say. “In the Taylors UniLink program we have developed specific subjects to explicitly and systematically address the skills needed to succeed. Graduates of Taylors UniLink will be confident and ready to meet the challenges of undergraduate study.”
Outstanding student results have been achieved
Taylors College students have an enviable record of outstanding results. “Throughout Taylors College we have provided academically rigorous preparation for many years to many students, who have gone on to excel at many Australian universities,” says Cranshaw.
“All Australian universities know Taylors College. In most cases, successful graduates of Taylors UniLink will be able to enrol into second year at university, since after the completion of the unilink year Taylors UniLink courses are first-year university courses.”
Mr Cranshaw says the Taylors UniLink Diploma not only prepares students academically for the university course they want, but also addresses other needs, particularly those of international students. Many overseas students arrive in Australia with limited knowledge of our society and may need to improve their English, he says.
Students are very well supported
“Taylors UniLink Diplomas help students adapt to studying and living in Australia. Parents can be confident we have excellent support networks for students to meet their social, pastoral and academic need. “Taylors UniLink offers a personal approach to learning that is just not available at large universities. We can take them from being somewhat uncertain students arriving in Melbourne to being ready to take responsibility for their own educational journey,” he said. “Our students and academic staff get to know each other, which is the key to student success in higher education.”