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2016 Careers Updates Nov 9

Centenary Building

From Head of Senior Studies and Careers, Kath Knowles

This Week’s Update

Design Centre Enmore Open Day

25th and 26th November, 10am to 3pm, 110 Edgeware Rd, Enmore

Meet teachers and current students, learn about the range of courses including degrees, tour the campus, and be inspired by the possibilities.


St Patrick’s New Courses 2017

St Patrick’s Institute of Education has two new diploma courses on offer for 2017. They will now offer a Diploma of Marketing and Communication and a Diploma of Leadership and Management.


Bradman Scholarship

Applications close on 28th February 2017

Each year the Bradman Foundation offers a $5,000 per annum scholarship to one Australian student commencing university. The scholarship is chosen based on a blend of academic, sporting (cricket), personal and social skills which best fulfil the purpose of the scholarship.


UNSW: Minerals Summer School

18th – 20th January 2017

Applications close 30th October 2016

Students in Year 10 or 11 who are interested in science or engineering can take part in this four day residential summer school. Students will learn about study, careers, lifestyles, and opportunities in the Australian minerals industry.



UNSW: Bridging Course

Throughout January and February in 2017, UNSW will be holding bridging courses in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. Each course consists of 40 hours of tuition including lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and/or demonstration sessions.


USYD: Sydney Summer School

Summer School allows students to take units outside of semester, for those students who have completed year 12 this will provide the opportunity to get a head start on their degree or just have a taste of academic study. All units are full-fee paying, although FEE-HELP is available for eligible students.



This U.S. Government Website provides advice to students interested in applying to U.S. colleges and universities. Information includes how to apply, testing, financial aid, visas, and more. The U.S. Consulate General in Sydney has an EducationUSA Centre, and students, parents and career advisers can make appointments to visit the centre.


Qantas Apprenticeship Program

Qantas offer apprenticeships at Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane airports. Applications for 2017 open in August/September.


Gap Year – Applying for Uni – Scholarships

Students planning on taking a gap year should apply for university this year and if accepted into a course they can then apply for deferment for 12 months.


AIE Open Day

Sat 19th November, Sydney and Canberra Campuses

Learn about the courses designed to get careers started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects. The day will include a presentation on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part time courses.


New York Film Academy Open Days

12/11, & 10/12

Sydney: Suite 127, Building 61, Fox Studios Australia, 38 Driver Ave, Moore Park
Tel: +61 2 8964 9321     RSVP at:


New York Film Academy Summer Film Camps

Students looking to spend their summer making films need look no further than NYFA’s digital film camps offered at the Academy’s locations in Sydney and the Gold Coast.


NIDA School Holiday Workshops

NIDA will be holding a number of courses for school students of all ages this summer holidays. These include Acting Bootcamp, Musical Theatre Bootcamp, Screen Writing 101, Action Hero, Drama School NIDA Acting 101, NIDA’s Amazing Race, NIDA Murder Mystery, Close Up: Screen Acting, Wounds, Bruises and Special Effects, NIDA’s Actors Project, Stand-up Comedy Masterclass for Young People, Acting for Stage and Screen, Screen Acting Bootcamp, NIDA Bites, Make-up Design 101, Writer’s Bootcamp and more.


Entry Pathways to UTS

Almost half of UTS’s current students came through a pathway option, rather than directly from high school. These pathways included an external TAFE or VET course, as well as the university’s own pathway program courses such as Foundation Studies or those that area offered by Insearch.

To learn more about these entry options, visit:


Changes to Police Officer Recruitment Process

The main changes to the recruitment process include no minimum academic requirement, introduction of a University Certificate in Workforce Essentials, the entrance exam is now known as the Police Entrance Exam, copies of transcripts and other mandatory documents need to be certified by a Justice of the Peace, online application via JobsNSW and a case office will contact applicants once applications are received.

2018 ADF Gap Year intake

Students interested in taking an ADF Gap Year in 2018 can register their interest to receive an email as soon as the 2018 details are available.

Entry requirements:

  • Australian Citizen or hold Permanent Resident status
  • At least 17 years old (on entry)
  • Completed Year 12
  • Reasonably fit and healthy, with an acceptable Body Mass Index.


Australian Defence Force Academy Education Award

This award is presented to Year 12 students in recognition of leadership potential and academic and sporting achievements achieved during Year 11. The award includes a tablet device and certificate for you, along with a plaque for your school. There are up to 50 awards available on behalf of the Navy, Army and Air Force, which will be presented to suitable applicants who have applied for entry to the Australia Defence Force Academy (ADFA). Current Year 11 students have until 28 February 2017 to apply for this award. The award is unbonded. That means you do not have to accept an offer to attend ADFA.



Australian Defence Force Academy applications are now open for 2018. While this may seem like a long way away, the application process can take 3–12 months depending on your circumstances. To avoid having to do the application when you are busy with year 12 exams, think about starting your application soon!


University of Sydney: Introduction of Mathematics Prerequisite

The University of Sydney will introduce a mathematics prerequisite for some courses in 2019. The courses that will have the prerequisite will be listed in UAC’s 2016 Year 10 guide.


Release of Results: Time to Update Your Information

Students about to undertake their HSC exams should update their personal details so results can be sent to the correct address or texted to the correct mobile number.


ATO Tax File Number Applications

A tax file number is a unique nine-digit number issued to individuals and organisations to help administer tax and other Australian Government systems. Students need a TFN before they can start any type of paid work.

For information on how to apply visit:


Study Tips: Flashcards, Mind-maps and more


TSFX: HSC Study Tips – Top Tips from Past Year 12 Students


UNSW: Stay Motivated During STUVAC with These Study Tips

Tips for note-taking


UK Private Schools
UK Private Schools lists over 200 schools & colleges around the United Kingdom and can be of use for students looking for a school to work in during their gap year.


Careers in Sport

This website is for anyone interested in a career in sport and fitness. There is information about recommended qualifications and pathways, along with a list of available positions and courses.


Where could STEM take you?


TSFX Free HSC Survival Guide

The School for Excellence (TSFX) have put together a 36 page guide to help year 12 students achieve the best possible marks in end of school exams. The guide has advice about goal setting, managing stress and procrastination, time management skills, effective learning techniques, planning study timetables and more.

Download it here:


5 things to consider when picking a degree


Career FAQs: 10 Arts Degree Majors you might not have considered


Hobsons Course Finder: Year 12 Survival Tips


Tips for note-taking