From the Head of Senior Studies and Careers, Kath Knowles
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: https://www.uac.edu.au/documents/publications/year10-booklet-20.pdf
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: https://uac.edu.au/documents/schoolink/toptips.pdf
ADFA Open Day
26 August 2017, 9am – 4pm.
UNSW Co-op Program
Australia’s leading companies take part in the training and professional development of some of the nation’s best and brightest students with a view to recruiting high-potential young professionals.
Minimum ATAR of 96 (or equivalent) is required, and aside from training and mentorship throughout university, you’ll increase your chances of being offered a graduate position at a participating company.
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.
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)
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
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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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: https://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/faculties,_institutes_and_centres/law_and_business/school_of_law/passion_for_law_early_entry_program/eligibility_and_application.
Boyce Accounting Cadetships for 2018
Each year we offer exciting opportunities for high school leavers and university students undertaking, or about to commence, a degree in accounting, or relevant field including business and commerce. We provide flexible arrangements to allow a combination of full time, part time and distance education options whilst working in your chosen field 3-5 days per week.
You’ll have endless opportunities to learn from our experts, participating in weekly learning and development sessions, being paired with a buddy and working in a collaborative team, whilst also enjoying the great work environment and social events. You will receive financial support for textbooks and generous study leave.
To apply, please submit your resume, transcript or reports and a cover letter detailing what you’ll bring to the position. For further information contact our HR Coordinator, Tracey Somerville, on (02) 6971 0600.
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
NIDA School Holiday Programs
NIDA is running school holiday classes over the Winter break, with options for young people from years 7 to 12. If courses are booked earlier than 4 weeks before the start of classes, then an early bird discount of 10% applies.
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
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. https://www.necagt.com.au/
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. https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/careers/apprenticeship
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.
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
AIE Online Experience Day
Sat 8th July
If you’re interested in studying 3D animation, game design or VFX at AIE but can’t get to an event in person, check out their Online Experience Day.
New York Film Academy Open Days
Saturday 24 June 2017, 10am to 12pm
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: https://www.jmcacademy.edu.au/events/the-creative-network
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3321734/GUG-Website-Survey
STEM Subjects – Why are they in Demand?
International Medical Work Experience for School and Undergraduate Students. Students wanting to enter the healthcare field should consider Gap Medics. They offer 1 – 8 weeks’ work experience programs in hospitals in destinations such as Tanzania, Thailand, Poland and Croatia.
For more information please visit: https://www.gapmedics.com/aus/
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: https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Tax-file-number/
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: https://www.tsfx.com.au/hsc-survival-guide-edge-teachers
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