Search icon
Explore icon

Please note: This post is from our website archive. Some of the information within this post may now be out-of-date.

Academic Curriculum

2018 Careers Updates, 5 April


University of Sydney Year 10 Information Evenings

Join the University of Sydney on campus for a fun and informative evening. You will hear from a range of speakers including University staff and students.

Camperdown/Darlington Campus – University of Sydney

  • Tuesday 8 May 2018, 6 – 8pm
  • Thursday 17 May 2018, 6 – 8pm

Register now

UNSW Year 10 Subject Selection and Information Evening

  • Wednesday 9 May 2018, 6pm

This evening is the best place for you to start if you are thinking about going to uni in two years’ time and are currently a year 10 student (or you are the parent or teacher of a year 10 student).

Register here

University of Wollongong Year 10 Subject Selection Information Evening

UOW is holding an information evening specifically designed for Year 10 students and their parents. This is an opportunity to hear from current staff and students about subject selection, and opportunities are available to those who choose to study at UOW.

Find out more

University of Wollongong General Information Evenings for 2019

UNSW Engineering Information Day

Tuesday, 15 May 8:30am to 3:30pm

The UNSW Engineering Information Day is designed to give Year 11 & 12 students the opportunity to sample several fields of engineering through interesting and stimulating, hands-on activities, over a day at UNSW Kensington Campus.

Find out more

UTS Engineering and IT Undergrad Information Evening

Thursday ,14 June 2018, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Hear from industry professionals about future tech careers and the skills you need to get there. Follow with key course information for engineering and IT and UTS.

Register now

Find out more

Discover Nursing @ UTS

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 5:30 pm

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 5:30 pm

There’s more to modern nursing than meets the eye. Whether you’re in high school, TAFE, working as an AIN or EN or looking to embark on a change in career, this session is for you. Hear from nursing academics and current students before touring our world-class clinical laboratories and taking part in a hands-on workshop.

Find out more

Notre Dame – Getting to Know Nursing

Tuesday 22 May, 6pm

160 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

Get to know what it’s really like at Notre Dame’s Getting to Know Nursing event.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet academic staff and hear from a guest speaker who will provide information on a current innovative nursing topic.

Places are limited. Please register here or contact 02 8204 4404 or for further information.

Book here

 UTS Law Undergrad Info Evening

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Discover why studying at UTS will give you an edge! This event is open to Year 11 and 12 students, and their parents. Careers advisers and teachers are also welcome. Registrations will open here in February.

Find out more

HSC Economics & Business Studies Workshop

Tuesday 24 April

Join leading academics as they tackle the biggest challenges facing Economics and Business Studies HSC students, followed by an Info Night covering all our business options.

Register now

Find out more

ACU Community Achiever Program

Regular volunteer work in your community, through a social justice organisation, sporting, performance, cultural or religious group, may be rewarded through the Community Achievers’ Program with entry into an undergraduate degree.

A successful CAP application means you could receive an offer as early as August to study at ACU. Being part of this CAP group also offers unique opportunities to enhance your leadership and volunteering skills, while you study.

Applications open Tuesday 1 May 2018 and close Tuesday 31 July 2018.

Find out more

ACU Passion for Business – Early Entry Program

ACU’s new Passion For Business (P4B) program is not just about your ATAR – it’s about providing a unique opportunity for student’s with a passion for business. Are you a current Year 12 student studying a business related subject at school and want to gain an early competitive edge?

ACU believes passion and commitment to learning are important. Passion for Business is a guaranteed early entry program designed to nurture your learning passion and give you a step up in your future business career.

Find out more

ACU Elite Athlete and Performer Program

We understand you might need support to maintain sporting or performing excellence while studying. The Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) is designed to give you that support, and encourage excellence in both your sport/performing and academic life.

Future Student Applications are open year round.

Find out more

ACU Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Education

Commencing in 2019, the Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Education degree has core studies that provide an extensive knowledge and skills base in human health, wellness and performance, with a specific focus on the role of sport, exercise and outdoor education.

Find out more

Professional Cadetships Australia – Business, and Engineering & Tech Cadetships

Applications for the Business Cadetships Program opened on 5 March and close on Wednesday 16 May. The 2018 Program provides Year 12 students with the opportunity to apply for a cadetship at UBS, a top-ranking global bank.

Applications for the 2018 Engineering & Technology Cadetships (ETCAD) Program open on Monday 30 April. Under this Program, Engineering Cadets are placed at Cubic Transportation Systems and Technology Cadets are placed at Macquarie Group.

For details of these programs and for the Business Cadetships online application form, go to

SAVE THE DATE! Career Kickstarter – Business and Accounting – 23 May@ Luna Park 

Previously known as “Meet the Business Leader”. Year 12 students are invited to attend to meet with and hear from business leaders in Industry.  Students will also learn about work experience and scholarship opportunities.  Registrations will open in the coming weeks.

NIDA HSC Workshops & Study Days

HSC Drama Performance

Comprehensive course for NSW students in year 11 and 12. Broaden your understanding of performance styles and develop improvisation, acting and devising techniques.
Years 11 & 12, cost is $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

ADF Gap Year applications for 2019 have opened.

It’s a unique opportunity for your students to try out a career in Navy, Army or Air Force and get a feel for a military life without committing for a longer period.

In 2019 there are 14 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery and even flight crew, plus this year we’re offering 30 Army Officer roles – places are limited.

  • Navy – Closes 9 April 2018
  • Army Combat Engineer – Closes 9 April 2018
  • Army Officer – Closes 23 April 2018
  • Army Artillery Operator – Closes 23 April 2018
  • Army Infantry Soldier – Closes 14 May 2018
  • Army Driver – Closes 21 May 2018
  • Army Administration Assistant – Closes 21 May 2018
  • Army Warehouse Assistant – Closes 21 May 2018
  • Army Air Defence Operator – Closes 21 May 2018
  • Air Force Cabin Crew – Closes 7 March 2018
  • Air Force Warehouse Storeperson – Closes 28 May 2018
  • Air Force Aviation Support Technician – Closes 28 May 2018
  • Air Force Airbase Protection and Security – Closes 4 June 2018
  • Air Force Administration Assistant – Closes 4 June 2018

Closing dates are driven by demand and may close sooner than listed.

Apply now –

Defence Jobs Information Sessions

  • 28 March – Parramatta, ADF Opportunities For School Leavers Information Session
  • 3 April – Parramatta, Defence Careers Information Session
  • 5 April – Parramatta, Gap Year Information Session
  • 11 April – Parramatta, Commando Information Session

UMAT Registrations are now open

Registrations close 1 June, and the testing date is 25 July 2018.
Find out more

Academy of Film, Theatre & Television Open Day

You’ll be able to soak up the culture, learn about the best way to finance your studies, meet our tutors and speak to current students about their experiences. Find out why AFTT is now Australia’s most contemporary fully immersive arts academy.

Saturday 12th May 2018, 9.30am to 2.30pm

41 Holt Street, Surry Hills

Register now

The Hotel Career Expo

7 May @ Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

The Hotel Career Expo is your opportunity to go behind the scenes of this amazing industry and kickstart your new career with great rewards, internationally renowned training and strong management pathways. Meet highly influential professionals in the hotel industry and discover more about the opportunities available in some of Australia’s best hotels.

Register now

AIT After School 2D Animation Workshops

This after-school workshop gives students the opportunity to experience all of the steps involved in creating a polished full-colour 2D animation. In the final workshop, outlining and colouring will be the main focus and the final exported animation will be sent to each participant.

These workshops will run every Tuesday for five weeks beginning on 1 May 2018 in Ultimo.

Find out more and book now

AIT After-School Special Effects in Film Workshops

This workshop provides students with an introduction to desktop Special Effects compositing and motion graphics using Adobe After Effects.

These workshops will run every Thursday for five weeks beginning on May 3rd 2018 in Ultimo.

Find out more and book now

Become a Drone Pilot

Upcoming course dates for RePL training in Sydney:

30 April (Monday) – 4 May (Friday)

21 May (Monday) – 25 May (Friday)

Find out more

AFTRS Upcoming Courses

Our courses are the perfect way to learn new skills, have fun and make new friends and are taught by industry professionals at AFTRS’ state-of-the-art film, TV and radio studios in Sydney.


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.

Join the AFP

Applications are sought for entry level positions into our community policing and national investigations families.

Recruit courses are anticipated for October 2018 and January 2019.

If you’re interested, or even just curious, head to our website for more information:

Join our Facebook Recruitment group for info and updates throughout the process. We’ll be sharing application tips, info about AFP College life, how to get over the (literal) hurdle and pass the physical fitness tests, and heaps more. Here’s a link to the group:

Applications close on 5 April.

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.

NSW Police Recruitment

The police force is recruiting, and they’ve launched a new Facebook page.

They’re also running info sessions and practice sessions for the Physical Capacity Test.

  • Recruitment Information Session – Parramatta OPENING SOON
    Saturday 21 April 9.00am – 12.00pm
  • Recruitment Information Session – Parramatta COMING SOON
    Saturday 16 June 9.00am – 12.00pm

Find out more –

 Real Estate Training Reforms

NSW Parliament has passed reforms which increase the training requirement for Real Estate Agents. The previous course took 5 days (or less), but now recruits will need to complete more units and undergo 12 months industry experience before they can become a Licence holder.

Read more here


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!

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 visit:

TAFE NSW 2018 Career Guide

Get your copy of the Career Guide by downloading it 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

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.

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.

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.

How an engineering degree can build your future

This article from Deakin explores what an engineering degree can lead to in the current environment where what we know about manufacturing, business and career paths is all changing.

Read it here –

Will Robots Take My Job?

Worried about robots stealing your job? Find out the chances of your chosen field becoming automated in the future.

Take the test –

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.

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. – good-university-guide-downloadables

How to choose a degree when you’re unsure

This article from Careers with STEM has some great tips for choosing a university degree if you don’t quite know what you want yet.

Read it here –

UMAT 2018

Thinking of studying medicine, dentistry or health sciences? You need to know about UMAT.

UMAT stands for the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test. It’s a test that’s designed to help select students for undergraduate medicine and health science programs for participating universities.

If you’re in your final year of secondary school and want to enter a medicine or health science degree next year then you need to sit UMAT in 2018. It’s only held once a year.

In 2018 it will be held on Wednesday 25 July , 2018


Job Spotlight – Physio

Ever wanted to work with your favourite sports team? Becoming a physiotherapist or another type of support person who works with elite sports people can be rewarding, challenging and exciting.

You’ll get to travel with the professional athletes and play a critical role in their success. Not only will you manage injuries, you’ll also help them maximise recovery and prepare properly so that they can be their best on the big day.

“Very few elite sports people play without any pain. You just have to know how to deal with it and also whether there is going to be any long-term damage or you can get them back on the field again next week. So you have got to understand the game and the feeling of playing sport.”

Justin Faulkner, Physio for Hong Kong Rugby 7s Men’s Team

Salary Range

In general, physiotherapists could expect to earn around $60,000 to $85,000 per year, but if you own your own practice or become an elite sports therapist you could expect to command much more.

Future Growth

The Good Universities Guide rate the outlook for Physiotherapists as very strong.

Qualifications and skills required

To become a qualified physiotherapist you need either a 4 year undergraduate degree, or a 3 year undergrad degree plus a postgrad degree that generally takes 2 years.

There’s a great flowchart here that shows you how it works. Keep in mind that the 4 year degree might get you qualified quicker, but the longer route may leave you with a higher qualification that’s diversified and highly regarded.

Sports physios need strengths in the following areas:

  • Lots of patience to deal with multiple clients and both players and coaches under stress
  • A strong interest in sports and physical fitness
  • Ability to handle the physical demands of the job, including treating clients
  • Good communication skills

Get a Head Start and become a Club Trainer

Sports Trainers and First Aiders volunteer and provide player support and safety. While most AFL and NRL Sports Trainers already have qualifications in the medical field, your local clubs are likely to depend on volunteers with basic first aid qualifications.

Find out about AFL and NRL sports trainers, netball volunteers, and ask at your local club as well.

What does the training look like?

Your degree will include elements of medical theory, clinical courses, and hands-on training. By the time you graduate you’ll have all the skills and knowledge you need to start working straight away.


CSU La Trobe Griffith Uni of Notre Dame
Macquarie Uni of Melbourne JCU
Uni of Sydney VU
UoN Deakin
UoW Monash

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency has a list of approved programs of study that you really should check out before picking a course – all of these programs have been assessed and are recognised by employers across Australia. Not all courses offered by Australian Universities are approved, and the list is updated regularly so do your own research FIND THE LIST HERE

Find out more –

Tips for getting a sports physio job for the team of your choice from My Health Career