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2017 Careers Updates Feb 16

Centenary Building

From the Head of Senior Studies and Careers, Kath Knowles

UNSW Science & Engineering

21st March 2017, John Niland Scientia Building map ref (G20).  Parking:  Gate 14 Barker St, Kensington or Gate 11 Botany Street Randwick.

UNSW Science & Engineering have teamed up to present an informative evening for Year 11 and 12 students and their parents on Tuesday 21st March 2017. The event is designed to give high school students an insight into the degrees on offer from UNSW Engineering and Science.

The evening begins with presentations from the Faculties’ Deans and current students who share their experiences of life at UNSW.

After the presentations guests will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one to our academic staff at a mini career market to gain a deeper understanding of our degrees and life on campus at UNSW.  Some of UNSW’s inspiring student-led projects will be on display.  Light refreshments will be served after the presentations.

Register for the event at

JMC Academy Open Day

29th April 2017, 561 Harris Street, UItimo

The open day includes tours, overview of courses prospective students may be interested in and to view current students work.


Considering a career in games, 3D or VFX?

Sat 27th May, 11am – 4pm (AEST)

If you have ever wanted to study 3D animation, game design or VFX for film online with AIE then the Online Experience Day is an ideal opportunity to find out about the programs the Academy of Interactive Entertainment offers without attending an open day in person.


Myfuture 2017 Updates

Myfuture has made updates to its website for 2017. These include my career profile. The account registration for users has also been simplified as well as a simplification of the course search to make finding a course or career path easier. For any other feedback or suggestions for the service contact,


Good Universities Guide Website Update

The Good Universities Guide has been revamped and they are seeking feedback on the site from students and careers advisers:


HSC and Careers Expo 2017

1st to 4th June 2017, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park

The Expo includes exhibitors from tertiary institutions, training organisations, employers, career and gap year resources. Admission is $10 per person, with school group discounts available.


STEM Subjects – Why are they in Demand?


UMAT 2017 Registrations Open Soon

Registrations for UMAT 2017 open early December 2016 and close 2nd June 2017.

The test takes place nationally on the 26th July 2017.

UMAT is a test that is used specifically to assist with the selection of students into the medicine, dentistry and health science degree programs at undergraduate level at the universities listed on this website.



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.


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.


Defence Jobs Australia Information Sessions

Parramatta – 15th February, 6:30pm, Australian Defence Force Academy


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 are listed in UAC’s 2016 Year 10 guide.


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:


Young Endeavour

Applications to sail on the Young Endeavour in 2017 are now open. If you’re aged 16–23, you can apply to take part in the program, in which you will develop self-awareness, leadership and teamwork skills.


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


Tips for note-taking


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: