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2017 Careers Updates Jun 15

From the Head of Senior Studies and Careers, Kath Knowles


UAC News

Applications for undergraduate study in 2018 will open on Wednesday 2 August. Year 12 students are encouraged to apply before on-time applications close at midnight on Friday 29 September to avoid rising application charges.

The UAC Guide 2017–18 will arrive at NSW and ACT schools in mid-July.  It is provided free of charge to all current Year 12 students.


Year 10 Booklets

University Entry Requirements 2020 for Year 10 Students can be downloaded from UAC:

This booklet gives all of the information that Year 10 need to choose their senior subjects towards entering into uni in 2020.

The leaflet: “Top 10 Tips for Choosing HSC Courses” will also help with subject selection:


ADFA Open Day

26 August 2017, 9am – 4pm.


UNSW Law and Business Info Evening                                                     

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 6:00pm to 8:30pm @ UNSW Law, Union Road, UNSW Kensington Campus.

High School Students in Years 11 and 12 along with their parents, are invited to attend our combined Information Evening.  Register online:


UOW Southern Sydney Info Evening                                                     

6.30pm, 28 June @ UOW Southern Sydney Campus, Loftus.

This Information Evening is for any interested student and parents who would like to know more about studying at UOW’s Southern Sydney Campus.


UOW Years 10 – 12 Information Evening, Kogarah

6.30pm, Wednesday 21 June @ St George Leagues Club

See all of the Info Sessions:


UTS Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) Co-op

Closing date for Round 2 applications: Friday 20 October 2017

(Places for Round 2 applicants will be limited)


UTS Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Co-operative Scholarship

You must apply through both the Universities Admissions Centre and directly through UTS.

Successful applicants are selected on a combination of interview + ATAR.

Round 1 closing date: 3 September

Round 2 closing date: 13 October


UTS Discover Nursing

5.30pm, 12 July – Discover Nursing


University of Sydney Scholarships information evening for Year 12 students

6 – 8pm, Tuesday 20 June.


Macquarie Technology Taster Day

Wednesday 5 July we’re opening our doors to Year 11 and 12 students who are keen study – and carve out a career – in the field of technology. It’s all about you getting a taste of what a day in the life of a Macquarie IT or Engineering student is really like. Registrations will open soon.


Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) CQ University

CQ University, Sydney is home to the newest 3 year chiropractic degree. There is great demand for qualified and registered chiropractors globally. This career delivers work-life balance, travel and self employment opportunities. Students at our CBD campus learn from an award winning faculty using the best available facilities. Get in touch for a campus tour and meet with our teaching staff.


Law Admission Test

The LAT is a requirement for domestic applicants who wish to study an Undergraduate Law Dual Degree program at UNSW.

The LAT 2017 will be held on Tuesday 26 September 2017.

Registrations for the LAT 2017 are now open and will close at 5:00pm AEST on Friday 11 August 2017. Late registrations will be accepted from 5:00pm AEST on Friday 11 August 2017 until 5:00pm AEST on Wednesday 6 September 2017. A late registration fee will apply.


UTS Law Undergraduate Info Evening

6 – 8pm, 21 June @ UTS Haymarket Campus – Building 5, Block B, cnr Quay St & Ultimo Rd, Haymarket, Sydney.

Open to Year 11 and 12 students and their parents.



UTS Future Tech Careers

6 – 8pm, 5 July @ UTS, City – Broadway. For Year 10 – 12 and parents.

Hear from industry experts, students and leading academics about the exciting new tech careers which lie ahead. From robotics to cyber security to artificial intelligence and the internet of things, hear about the unique career opportunities for emerging graduates and the programs we have at UTS to help you prepare.


UTS Bachelor of IT Co-Op Scholarship Info Evening

6 – 8pm, 2 August @ City – Broadway›CB11 Faculty of Engineering and IT Building, Building 11

The Bachelor of IT Co-Op Scholarship, valued at approx. $49,500, is a flagship IT program for UTS.

The BIT attracts high calibre students who are passionate about technology and motivated by the exciting opportunities which are emerging. It’s equally attractive to our 50+ industry sponsors who want to work with this niche group of students who are the innovators of the future.


UNSW Built Environment School Holiday Workshops

9.30am – 3pm, 4 July @ UNSW Kensington Campus.

For Year 10, 11, & 12 students.


UTS HSC Economics and Business Studies workshop

9am – 1pm, 22 July @ UTS Business School


UNSW Mining Summer School 2018

17 – 19 January @ UNSW campus and NSW mine sites. 3-day residential camp for students currently in year 10 and 11.Start at the UNSW campus in Sydney to experience uni life, lectures and labs. Try out the 3D virtual reality mine simulator and VR headsets.  Then travel for 2 nights to visit underground and surface mines, learn how coal and minerals are extracted and processed, view mine rehabilitation sites. Learn about study, careers and opportunities in the Australian mining industry from professionals, current students and recent graduates. COST: $200 CLOSING DATE: 30 October 2017


Scholarship opportunities for future teachers

Applications open May/June 2017 for 2018

The NSW Department of Education offers presentations via video conference to groups of students interested in teaching. To keep up to date with the various scholarships offered and when applications open and close, subscribe to Teach NSW.


The University of Notre Dame: Young Achievers Early Offer Program

Applications for the 2018 Young Achievers Early Offer Program is open and will close at the end of July.

Applicants are able to apply in one of four categories:

Commitment to community and/or church

Commitment to and excellence in cultural pursuits

Commitment to and excellence in sporting achievements

Academic Excellence


Notre Dame Early Offer & Parent Information Evening – Tuesday 27 June – Broadway

This session will provide information for all students interested in starting their uni study in 2018, and as the Early Offer applications close on 21 July, this session will also provide information on the Early Offer Program, tips and advice on putting together a comprehensive application.

The session will also provide information for Year 12 students and parents who want to find out about transitioning from school to uni, student life on campus, fees, HECS and FEE-HELP and more. Register below and choose one of the sessions available.

Early Offer and Parent Information or at


Notre Dame – A Day in the Life of a Nursing Student – Wednesday 5 July – Darlinghurst

Thinking of a career in Nursing? Join us for a Day in the Life of a Nursing Student and find out about a career in the Nursing profession.

Students attending the day will have the opportunity to find out about the Notre Dame Nursing program, meet academic staff, engage in clinical activities, experience a Nursing lecture and tour our campus. Lunch is provided.

Reserve your place at A Day in the Life of a Nursing Student  or at


UOW Early Admission

Applications open 1 – 25 August 2017

With UOW Early Admission, we’ll get to know you, look at your results so far and reward your hard work with a place at UOW before you even sit your first exam.


ACU Early Achievers’ Program                                                                       

If you regularly volunteer in your community – through your school, community organisation, or cultural or religious group – you could be eligible for the Early Achievers’ Program entry into an undergraduate degree. If successful, you’ll receive an offer as early as August to study, and benefit from opportunities to enhance your leadership and volunteering skills while at ACU.Applications Close: Midnight Monday 17 July 2017


ACU Passion for Business Early Entry Program

Applications close Friday 15 September 2017

If you are a domestic or international student currently studying Year 12 in Australia and have completed, or are completing, a business related subject in Year 11 and/or Year 12, you are eligible to apply for entry to ACU through the P4B Program.,_institutes_and_centres/law_and_business/school_of_business/passion_for_business/eligibility_and_application


ACU Passion for Law Early Entry Program

Applications close Friday 15th September 2017. If you are a current Year 12 student studying in Australia, you are eligible to apply for the Passion for Law program at ACU. Applicants require a minimum ATAR of 78 and must complete the Passion For Law Online Application Form:,_institutes_and_centres/law_and_business/school_of_law/passion_for_law_early_entry_program/eligibility_and_application.


Australian Public Service ICT Cadetships

The Cadetship Program is available to university students who would like to work part time while completing their ICT degrees.

Applications will open in June 2017 and programs will begin in January or February 2018.


National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

NIDA offers a range of courses and experiences for Young People across a variety of disciplines from introductory courses in Drama, Acting on Screen, Music Theatre and Public Speaking to the Young Actors Studio or Residencies for Young People aged 15-18 years.

Our courses run in conjunction with the school term and holidays in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and in other major capital cities and regional centres at selected times throughout the year. There’s a course to suit all Young People from the curious beginner to the young artist seeking pre-professional training.

NIDA’s Info Night: Wednesday 16 August 2017, 6–9pm @ 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW


University of Canberra: Schools Recommendation Scheme

Students are able to secure an offer to the University of Canberra if their school recommends them for admission. This scheme is available to domestic students completing a year 12 program


TAFE NSW Open Week

Explore your options at TAFE NSW Open Week, from 19th to 24th June across NSW TAFE campuses.Far too many Information Sessions to list. See them all here:


TransGrid Electrical Apprenticeships 2018

TransGrid are the only organisation in New South Wales that offer high voltage electrical apprenticeships. The Apprenticeship Program 2018 Intake closes on Sunday, 18 June 2017.


NECA Electrical Apprenticeships 2018

Are you interested in becoming an apprentice electrician? Apply now for our 2018 intake, which will commence September 2017 – January 2018.


Jetstar Apprenticeship Program

Jetstar anticipate accepting applications for their 2018 intake in mid-to-end of 2017. Sign up online to be kept informed of job openings.


Linfox Cadet Program

The Linfox Cadet Program offers young people the opportunity to gain training and development in a warehouse or transport environment over a two year period.  Many Linfox Cadets have successfully grown their careers and moved into frontline management positions. The Program is aimed at young people who don’t have tertiary qualifications and are keen to build a career in warehousing and logistics.


AIT’s Info Night

Wednesday 21 June 6pm-8pm. Learn about careers and study options in film production, 3D animation, digital media, game design, mobile apps and IT.Take a campus tour. Learn about our $8,000 Scholarship for domestic students.


JMC: How to break into the arts and entertainment industries

This article from JMC Academy provides some great tips on how to break into these industries and others like them.


JMC Academy Open Day

9.30am – 2.30pm, Saturday 26 August @ 561 Harris Street, UItimo, NSW.Music, Audio, Animation, Game Design, Film and Television, Digital Design and Entertainment Business Management. Register online:


Macleay College Taster Day & Open Day

Career Taster Day: 7 July, 11am – 4pm @ L2/28 Foveaux St, Surry Hills

Sessions in: Advertising & Digital Media, Sports Business, Public Relations, Entrepreneurship, Journalism, Marketing.

Open Day: 19 August, 9am – 2pm @ L2/28 Foveaux St, Surry Hills


National Art School Open Day & Info Sessions

Open Day: Saturday 2 September

Info Sessions: Tuesday 20 September, 6 – 7.30pm @ National Art School, Postgraduate Centre Seminar Room


SAE Sydney Open Day

11am – 3pm, 5 August @ 39 Regent Street, Chippendale

See our, brand new, state-of-the-art Sydney campus. If you’re considering studying creative media, now is the time to speak to our experienced team, and pursue your passion in this dynamic and expanding industry.


SAE QANTM Study for a Day

Are you interested in studying Audio, Graphic Design, or Film?

9am – 4pm, 1 July in Sydney.


The Creative Network

JMC Academy and Fire Entertainment bring you a series of uniquely crafted events designed to expand your knowledge, challenge your thinking and connect you to the real opportunities and professionals you need to know in the creative industries in 2017.

There are Masterclasses, Speakshops / Industry Q&As, Workshops, Pitch Nights, & Networking Events.

Register your interest:


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:


STEM Subjects – Why are they in Demand?


Medical Schools Around the World

Find and compare med schools around the world.



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.



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!


Kickstart in the School Holidays

Kickstart Biology, Chemistry and Physics are running in the July School Holidays at the University of Sydney (Camperdown campus). Students can register individually to attend these sessions.

3 July – Physics; 4 July – Biology; 5 July – Chemistry.


ACE the HSC Free Seminars

10am – 12pm, 3 July 2017 @ UTS Haymarket

10am – 12pm, 6 July 2017 @ Macquarie University

10am – 12pm, 10 July 2017 @ University of Newcastle

10am – 12pm, 10 July 2017 @ University of Wollongong


HSC in the Holidays

Preliminary Subject and HSC Subject Lectures in the July holidays.

Focused HSC Lectures in September.


University of Sydney HSC Preparation Courses
The courses run at various times throughout the year. There are preparation courses for biology, chemistry, economics, exam preparation, legal studies, music, visual arts, business, design and technology, English, history, mathematics and physics. Dates for specific courses can be found by following the below link.


HSC Syllabus Update

The HSC curriculum is being updated, with changes set to be implemented from 2019. The new syllabus with have a greater focus on learning in depth rather than a breadth of topics.


Good Careers Guide

Available from May 8 2017.  A resource that provides students and career advisers access to the relevant tools to explore career, education and employment options.
The 400+ job descriptions covered by the guide include information about personal requirements, education and training, employment opportunities and related jobs.


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:


Smartphone Apps to Help with Studying

This article features some smartphone apps that can help students to improve their study habits.


Think Education Surviving Year 12 eBook
Think Education have produced a free eBook with tips on how to master your final year of school.


TSFX Exam/Study Tip 3 & 4


TSFX Edge Online

Edge Online is an online resource portal that provides exclusive resources designed to provide students with the best opportunities to optimise their Year 11 and 12 scores.

Edge Online members receive over $300 worth of resources at no charge.


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


Tips for note-taking


Tips for volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to give to your community, meet interesting people, and learn new skills. It can also be a great way to get some experience on your resume before you get a job. Youth Central have some tips on finding a volunteering position and making sure you’re not being exploited in the role.


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: