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2018 Careers updates, 8 March


Notre Dame – Getting to Know Nursing

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 on a current innovative nursing topic.

Tuesday 22 May, 6pm

160 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

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 to attend. Register here .

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Business, Engineering & Technology Cadetship programs for Year 12 

Professional Cadetships Australia (PCA) provides year 12 students with the opportunity to apply for a cadetship with leading companies.  The cadetships provide cadets with paid employment while they undertake university studies.  Applications are made online. Business Cadetship applications open 5 March and close 16 May 2018 Engineering & Technology Cadetships open 30 April and close 22 June 2018 For more information and to apply visit –  

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

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

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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

Defence Jobs Info Sessions

Parramatta Australian Defence Force Academy (Adfa) Information Session

Date: 12 March | Time: 6:30 Pm, Parramatta Defence Force Recruiting Centre

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Canberra Defence Careers Information Session

Date: 13 March | Time: 6:00 Pm, Canberra Defence Force Recruiting Centre

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Parramatta Engineering Careers Information Session

Date: 13 March | Time: 6:30 Pm, Parramatta Defence Force Recruiting Centre

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Parramatta Pilot & Aviation Careers Information Session

Date: 14 March | Time: 6:30 Pm, Parramatta Defence Force Recruiting Centre

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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.
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US Athletics Scholarship and General Information Sessions

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and EducationUSA have two information sessions in March on US college athletics scholarships and programs.

Interested teachers, students, parents, careers, advisors, and counsellors are invited to attend. The sessions will cover core course requirements, amateurism, and advice and support on the application process.

Thursday 15 March
6pm – 7.30pm

Meriden School
Lecture Theatre
Entry on Margaret Street
Strathfield, NSW 2135
Register now

Friday 16 March
5pm – 6.30 pm

Freshwater Senior Campus,
Northern Beaches Secondary College
153 Harbord Road
Freshwater, NSW 2096
Register now

For more information, contact:
Michael Charlton
Director, Media
(02) 9367 8248

US College Sport Scholarship Seminars

Do you love your sport and want a world-class education at the same time? Don’t miss out on the chance to hear from former student-athletes about how to get a US College Sport Scholarship.

Find out how to navigate the recruiting process, the benefits of being a student-athlete and the how to make your application stand out from the crowd. Open to students in years 9-12. Use the code ‘MHS’ to get free tickets to any of our events around Australia.

March 12 – Inner West US Sport Scholarship Seminar

March 14 – North Sydney US Sport Scholarship Seminar

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UAC Favourite Uni Courses for 2018

THE majority of Year 12 students have received their offers to uni and the stats are in—Health, Law and Business were the most favoured fields of study. Data released today by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) indicates a strong preference among applicants for health degrees, with the Bachelor of Medicine at UNSW topping the list at 1,322 unique first preferences. Two other medicine degrees and a nursing degree also made the top 10 list.

Find the list here

UMAT Registrations are now open

Registrations close 1 June, and the testing date is 25 July 2018.
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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 after 5 March

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 May 1st 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

JMC Academy VR Workshop

You can learn all about the future of VR as a technology and creative industry, how VR brings together multiple creative disciplines, and how to prepare film and animations for VR – an overview, tips, industry standards and pitfalls to look out for with VR creation.

Tuesday 27 March, 4.30pm

561 Harris St, Ultimo

Get tickets here

Become a Drone Pilot

Upcoming course dates for RePL training in Sydney:

12 March (Monday) – 16 March (Friday)

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.

Apr 16 Music for Film & TV: 13-17


Apr 23 Video Editing with Premiere Pro: 13-17

Apr 26 HSC Video Intensive: 15-17

Apr 26 Blood & Guts Movie Makeup: 9 – 14

Jul 02 The Real Filmmaking Workshop: 13-17

Jul 09 AFTRS Trop Jr Filmmaking: 10-15


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.

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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.

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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

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.

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.

7 paths to computer science careers

This article from Careers with STEM tells the stories of a number of different computer scientists and shows how they got to where they are.

Check it out

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.

A career in sports psychology

Read this profile to find out what sports psychology is and how you could pursue a career in it.

Check it out

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?

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

How to focus on wellbeing in 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 –

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