FROM THE HEAD OF SENIOR STUDIES AND CAREERS, KATH KNOWLES
This U.S. Government Website provides advice to students interested in applying to U.S. colleges and universities, including how to apply, testing, financial aid, visas, and more. The U.S. Consulate General in Sydney has an EducationUSA Centre. Students, parents and career advisers can make appointments to visit the centre.
Changes to Police Officer Recruitment Process
Changes have been made to the Police Officer recruitment process as follows;
- There is no longer a ‘minimum’ academic requirement to join the Police Force.
- A University Certificate in Workforce Essentials has been introduced.
- 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 applications can be made via JobsNSW.
- A case officer will contact applicants once applications are received.
Australian Defence Force Academy
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!
Good Careers Guide
This guide is a handy resource providing students and career advisers access to relevant tools which help explore career, education and employment options. There are 400+ job descriptions covered by the guide. These 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/
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
This article features some smartphone apps that can help students 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 exclusive online resource designed to provide students with the best opportunities to optimise their Year 11 and 12 marks.
TSFX HSC Study Tips
Read the 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 at https://www.employment.gov.au/occupational-skill-shortages-information
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 can STEM take you?
Why are STEM subjects in demand?
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
Good Universities Guide Resources
Sourced from The Good Universities Guide 2018, this page provides resources on a number of topics, including comparing universities by state or by degree.
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.