FROM HEAD OF SENIOR STUDIES AND CAREERS, KATH KNOWLES
NIDA HSC Workshops & Study Days
HSC Drama Performance
A comprehensive course for Years 11 and 12 to broaden understanding of performance styles and develop improvisation, acting and devising techniques.
Cost – $615
16–20 April 2018, 10am–5pm
8–12 Oct 2018, 10am–5pm
HSC IP Study Day
HSC IP Study Day is a fantastic way for students to explore the creative process from conception to successful completion. Participants gain a practical understanding of what is involved in the project area of their choice.
Tuesday 30 October 2018, 9.30am–3.00pm
HSC in the Holidays March Seminars
Subject-specific seminars designed to provide insight and understanding from expert HSC Teachers in the lead up to the half-yearly exams.
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th March
Macquarie University Seminars
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March.
ADF Gap Year Applications Open
A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force is more than just a great way to try out a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force. It’s a fulfilling year of adventure, experiences, mateship, learning, leadership and travel.
Find out more
UMAT Registrations are now open
Registrations close 1 June, and the testing date is 25 July 2018.
Find out more
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. To avoid having to do the application when you are busy with year 12 exams, think about starting your application soon!
Click here for information on how to apply.
Good Careers Guide
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 click here.
TAFE NSW 2018 Career Guide
For your copy of the Career Guide click here.
Breaking bad study habits
Start the new school year off right with these great tips for staying focused while studying.
Smartphone Apps to Help with Studying
An 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.
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.
Find out which occupations have skills shortages
Choosing a job in an industry where they need more workers is usually a smart decision. Right now, most professions are adequately supplied with large numbers of qualified candidates competing for vacancies. There are shortages for architects, surveyors, sonographers, audiologists and veterinarians, and many trades need more qualified people.
Click here to find out where more people are needed here.
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.
What is being a forensic scientist like?
It sounds like the coolest job in the world – find out what it actually involves from a forensic scientist over at Careers with STEM.
Where could STEM take you?
STEM Subjects – Why are they in Demand?
Surviving Year 12
This article from Youth Central has some great tips on surviving and succeeding in Year 12. Start your year off right by thinking about how you’re going to balance your year.
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.
Good Universities Guide Resources
This page has electronic resources on a number of topics, including comparing universities by state or by degree. The information is all sourced from The Good Universities Guide 2018.
https://australiancareersservice.com.au/resources/ – good-university-guide-downloadables
How to focus on wellbeing in times of stress
ReachOut is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents.
There’s a section on school and study, to help you work through the big decisions.