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2018 Careers updates, 22 February

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Kath Knowles

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

Find out more

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

Book now

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.

UTS Seminars 

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th March

Macquarie University Seminars 

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March.

Find out more and register

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

EducationUSA

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.

https://www.educationusa.info/australia

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.

Find out more

ADFA

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.

Find out more

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.

Check them out.

Smartphone Apps to Help with Studying

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

Click here to read.

Think Education Surviving Year 12 eBook

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

Read it here.

TSFX Exam/Study Tip 3 & 4

https://www.tsfx.com.au/hsc-study-tips

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.

https://www.tsfx.com.au/resources/

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

https://www.tsfx.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HSC-2016-Study-Tip-1.pdf

Tips for note-taking

https://this.deakin.edu.au/study/students-take-note-and-ace-your-exams

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.

Read it here.

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.

https://www.sportspeople.com.au/

What is it like to be a nutritionist?

Read the article here – https://this.deakin.edu.au/career/what-its-really-like-to-be-a-nutritionist

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.

Read the article

Where could STEM take you?

https://www.mskills.org.au/media-centre/news#NewsHint=14168

https://upto.com/embedded/detail/5HQ1O?pt=a1SO

STEM Subjects – Why are they in Demand?

https://www.skillsroad.com.au/parents/career-planning/stemsubjects

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.

Read the tips.

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.

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

https://www.utas.edu.au/news/2017/10/6/422-how-to-focus-on-wellbeing-during-times-of-stress/

Being a ‘completionist’ rather than a perfectionist

Many people struggle with perfectionism – needing everything to be exactly right. Sometimes the desire to get things perfect prevents us from doing anything at all. This article provides some ideas about getting things done rather than needing everything to be perfect.

Check it out and see if it works for you – https://learningfundamentals.com.au/blog/how-to-be-a-completionist-not-a-perfectionist/

Reachout.com

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.

Find it here

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