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2016 Careers Updates Oct 12 : Career News Issue 13

Centenary Building

From Head of Senior Studies and Careers, Kath Knowles

This Week’s Careers Update

Junior Apprentice – Grant Walker Electrical

We are looking for a junior electrical apprentice to join our awesome team of guys. Mainly working on pubs and restaurants in the east and city. Great conditions, all long term employees, lots of perks. Interested applicants should be pretty good at Maths. Please give Renee a ring today for a chat 0404 632 385 or  email



Tabma is looking for two apprentices – one in Carpentry and the other in Joinery. Please see Mrs Knowles for more information.


Qantas Apprenticeship Program

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


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.



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.


University Preparation Program Information Sessions

14 November, 6:15pm to 7:15pm, Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, 1st Floor Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street

15 November, 6:15pm to 7:15pm, Marrickville Library, Corner of Marrickville and Petersham Roads

16 November, 6:15pm to 7:15pm, UNSW Australia, Tyree Energy Building LG05, Kensington Campus

17 November, 6:15pm to 7:15pm, Bowen Library, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra

The program aims to help prospective university students develop their academic skills.


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.


ACU Pathway Programs

Successful completion of a pathway course can provide eligibility into your chosen ACU undergraduate course.


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.


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!


Defence Jobs Information Sessions

Parramatta – 24 October, 6:30pm, Pilot Careers

Parramatta – 31 October, 6:30pm, Comms, I.T. and Intelligence Roles


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.


Bateman Battersby Lawyers Law Bursary

Applications close: 28th October, 5pm

Bateman Battersby Lawyers provide a $10,000 bursary to a student who, upon completion of their Higher School Certificate or International Baccalaureate, intend to apply for admission to a full-time University law course in Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle or the ACT. The bursary is awarded to the applicant who receives the highest ATAR or IB equivalent.


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: How to memorise things quickly and easily

TSFX Exam/Study Tip #4: The Most Effective Learning Tip Known to Man


TSFX Exam Study Tip 6: Getting more out of Learning Sessions

TSFX Exam Tip: HSC Exam Advice Chemistry


TSFX Exam Tip: HSC Exam Advice Modern History

TSFX EXAM/Study Tip: The Smartest Way to Work Through Past Exam Papers


TSFX Exam Tips

  • Exam Day Machinations
  • Mark Boosting on Day Exam Strategies
  • Managing Panic Attacks & Mind Blanks in the Exam

Top Tips from Past Year 12 Students


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:


TSFX: Creating and Implementing Effective Exam Study Timetables


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

Career News Issue 13, 2016

Download the newsletter below for more ideas and information for school leavers.

In this edition:

  • Career Profile: Optometrist
  • Careers of the Future: Software Applications Developer
  • Study Hospitality
  • Apprenticeship Opportunities



Career News Issue 13, 2016 Download