FROM THE HEAD OF SENIOR STUDIES AND CAREERS, KATHRYN KNOWLES
University and Careers Info Sessions:
Universities Admission Centre – ATAR & Offers Live Q & A
Friday 7 December | Online
Join us for an ATAR, applying and offers Facebook Live stream. We’ll be talking about what the ATAR is, how it’s calculated, how to apply, entry pathways and how the whole preferences and offers system works. Post a comment letting us know what you want us to discuss during the stream.
Find out more – https://www.facebook.com/events/1060071794162987/
University Open Days and Info Sessions
Medview – Uncovering the UCAT
November 26 | Sydney
Unsure about changes in medical school admissions testing? Come decipher the shift from UMAT to UCAT for Australian med school admissions.
Find out more – https://www.eventbrite.com/o/medview-11179498502
UTS – Law Discovery Day
November 27 | City – Haymarket
November 29 | City – Haymarket
Year 11s with an interest in law. As places are limited, this program is available to up to four students per school. Careers advisers and/or teachers are welcome to accompany the students.
Engineers Australia – Honeywell Engineering Summer School
December 2 – 7 | Sydney University
Students will meet and interact with professional engineers employed by government, private companies, researchers and academics in a wide range of engineering disciplines. They will gain valuable insight into career opportunities available to men and women in engineering.
Find out more – https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/
Australian Catholic University – Know Your Options Info Session
December 13 – 14 | North Sydney Campus
Come along to Know Your Options, our information sessions where you can talk to experts about your course and career path, learn about alternative entry and admission pathways, explore our campus, and meet staff and students.
Macquarie University – Explore Your Options Week
December 13 – 22 | Macquarie University
We’re showcasing what’s on offer when you study at Macquarie. During this time, you can chat one- on-one with our team about our flexible courses and pathways to uni, visit our campus and check out our facilities. It’s a great opportunity to get your questions answered and know you’re making the right uni choice.
Find out more – https://www.mq.edu.au/study/events/explore-your-options-week
The Australian National University – Advisory Day
December 14 | International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour
At the Advisory Day, you will have one-on-one access to advisors, as well as representatives from our academic Colleges. We will be there to answer your questions, no matter how general or detailed, so we encourage you to come along to learn more about why ANU is the right choice for you.
Torrens University – Results Day
December 14 | Sydney
Our courses are designed to place passionate people into careers they love. Torrens University offers courses in a variety of disciplines; design and technology, business, health and hospitality. Our diploma and bachelor’s degrees have different entry requirements. Speaking with a course and career adviser on campus will give you the opportunity to explore university options now that you have your ATAR.
Find out more – https://www.torrens.edu.au/about/events-and-workshops#all
UNSW – Info Day
December 15 | UNSW, Sydney
Attend lectures, explore the campus and chat to academics and current students in the Advisory Centre. Come and see what studying at UNSW is all about.
Find out more – https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/unsw-info-day-2018-0
UTS – Info Day
Saturday December 15 | UTS
UTS Info Day is your last chance to visit the campus before UAC preferences close the following day. Attend an info session or chat with staff and students. Ask those last-minute questions before you lock in your uni choice.
Find out more – https://infoday.uts.edu.au/
University of Sydney Info Day – Save the Date
Saturday 15 December | 9.30am—3pm
Camperdown/Darlington Campus, University of Sydney
Info Day allows you to get answers to all your questions below finalising your main round preferences.
More information to come.
University of Melbourne – Course Information Day
Tuesday 18 December | Mercure, Sydney
After you’ve received your ATAR, come and talk to our friendly staff about your study options in 2019. We know your parents will have questions too, so bring them along and imagine yourself at Melbourne as you tour our beautiful Parkville campus, residential colleges and other accommodation options.
AIE – Information Evening
Sunday January 16 | Sydney & Canberra
The evening will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. Student work will be on display and our teachers will be available to speak with you one on one about our courses and how AIE can get you into a creative career.
Find out more – https://aie.edu.au/aie_event/information-evening/
TAFE NSW – Information Week 2019
January 21 – 25 | TAFE NSW
Come along to TAFE NSW’s Information Week from 21-25 January to explore your course and career options for 2019. Our program of events includes info sessions, campus tours, and live demos – program to be released soon. Talk to our teachers, career counsellors, find out about scholarships, support services, and much more.
Find out more – https://www.facebook.com/events/477772419408283/
CCUSA Job Fairs
Sydney: Sunday December 9 | 12pm – 4pm | The Grace Hotel
Up to 25 US & 1 Canadian camp hiring in ALL activity areas at camps in the USA & Canada. Over 400 jobs available. CCUSA Camp Job Fair offers the Most Camps giving you access to the Most Jobs!
Find out more – https://www.ccusa.com.au/MORE-INFORMATION/Camp-Job-Fairs
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/
TAFE NSW 2018 Career Guide
Get your copy of the Career Guide by downloading it here – https://www.tafensw.edu.au/contact?rto=Hunter%20%26%20Central%20Coast
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.
Download it here – https://goodeducationbookshop.com/products/the-good-careers-guide
Teach.nsw Get Paid to Study
Want to become a teacher? You could get paid to study and have a guaranteed job on graduation.
Subscribe to their mailing list to find out more – https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/get-paid-to-study
TAFE NSW – Fee-free Apprenticeships
There are 100,000 funded apprenticeship positions available. The NSW Department of Industry will pay the student fee on behalf of any apprentice who commences their apprenticeship training on or after 1 July 2018.
Find out more – https://www.tafensw.edu.au/fee-free-apprenticeships
NSW Smart and Skilled
Now’s a great time to look for fee-free training through the Government’s Smart and Skilled package.
You’ll need to be over 15, and have left school.
You can search for free courses near you here – https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/
Sydney Trains – 2019 Apprenticeship Program
You will get the opportunity to be part a program that combines paid work and structured training, allowing you to learn a trade and gain a nationally recognised qualification.
Find out more – https://bit.ly/ASA-Sydney-Trains-2019
How To Get a Builder’s License – from HIA (Housing Industry Association)
To work as a builder or tradesperson in Australia you must have a licence or be registered (depending on your state or territory). A licence or registration may require a combination of technical qualification, experience, skills and knowledge prior to application.
Find out more – https://hia.com.au/Training/builderLicence
BHP – Apprenticeships
BHP are looking for apprentices to work at their new South Flank operations in 2019. South Flank will be part of the worlds largest iron ore operation integrating the latest advances in automation, digital connectivity and modular design.
Find out more and apply here – http://ow.ly/d87p30mt0e8
Essential Energy – Apprenticeships – NSW
If you would like to express your interest in our 2020 Apprentice intake, we can keep you up to date on when applications open.
Find out more – https://www.essentialenergy.com.au/careers/apprenticeships
NECA Electrotechnology Apprenticeships
At NECA we’re here to help you complete a national qualification that supports a career in data/ communication, home automation, renewable energy, construction, the installation of lights, power, air conditioning, fire protection, building management systems and more.
They pay for everything, including your tools, and you’ll get a nationally recognised qualification.
80% of their apprentices graduate and 99% of graduates find a job in the first 3 months, with up to $91k starting salary.
Check out their infographic – http://www.necatraining.com.au/electrical-apprentices/career-paths/#infographic
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.
Find out more – 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 – http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/recruitment/home
There are 3 ways to study at UNSW Canberra (ADFA)
- ADFA Trainee Officers study Arts, Business, Computing and Cyber Security, Engineering, Science, or Technology degrees (while receiving military training and subsidised accommodation and living costs)
- Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship students study Computing and Cyber Security or specialist Engineering degrees in Aeronautical, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical (with full tuition fee scholarships and stipends)
- Non-Defence Undergraduate students study specialist Engineering degrees in Aeronautical, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical or Engineering / Science double degrees (with paid work experience opportunities).
Our students are provided with a unique study experience, access to custom-built facilities and resources, outstanding industry networks, and graduate with a degree from one of the top universities in the world.
Find out more – http://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/study
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!
CCUSA Summer Camp Jobs & Info Sessions
Attend one of our exciting free information meetings and learn first-hand about working, living and traveling overseas. At these sessions, CCUSA staff, through a fun and informative presentation, will walk you through the program, benefits, responsibilities, and application process. You can hear former participants relate their memorable program experiences, and ask them questions to gain insight into camp and the USA.
Our aim is to give you an honest and straightforward view of CCUSA and the programs we offer. We want you to learn about the total experience and the commitment required so you can decide which program is the right fit for you.
Find out more – https://www.ccusa.com.au/MORE-INFORMATION/CCUSA-Events
Pathway to a Career in Aviation – Sydney Flight College
- Private Pilot Licence
- Diploma of Aviation and a Commercial Pilot Licence
- Instrument Rating then either Charter or Instruct
Then you start with regional airlines before moving to business jets or international airlines
See the full flowchart – http://www.sfcaero.com.au/pdf/college/16129_Aviation%20pathway%20sheet_FOR%20DIGITAL.PDF
Western Sydney University – HSC True Rewards
Our unique program makes an early offer into a University degree based on corresponding HSC subject band outcomes, not the ATAR. Why? Because at Western we recognise that too often, the ATAR system overlooks natural strengths and talent.
Find out more – https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/study/application-pathways/hsc-true-reward.html?icid=fs-omc-hsctruereward
CASPer Test – New Requirement for Teacher Entry in 2019
If you want to study education at uni next year then you’ll possibly need to sit the CASPer test. It’s a test designed to assess traits like professionalism, empathy, communication and ethics. Find out more about it here.
ACU is using CASPer results for 2019
Find out more and take the test here – https://takecasper.com/
ACU Bachelor of Education Studies
The Bachelor of Educational Studies has been designed for students who are passionate about becoming teachers, but do not achieve the entry requirements.
Students who successfully complete their first year of study (subject to meeting certain progression and non-academic requirements) will be guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) or the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary).
For more information about pathways into ACU early childhood, primary or secondary teaching courses, see our website – http://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/faculties,_institutes_and_centres/education_and_arts/schools/study_areas/education_pathways
University of Wollongong – College Pathways Programs
Maybe you didn’t get the ATAR to get straight into university but our pathways p[program at our college will set you up to succeed.
Read more – https://www.uowcollege.edu.au/getin-getahead/
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.
ACU Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Education
Commences 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.
Microsoft – Traineeship Program
Microsoft is proud to launch the Microsoft Traineeship Program, which aims to support over 150 people take their first steps into a technology career. Commencing with a pilot in Sydney in 2019, the Program will combine a Certificate IV in Information Technology and Microsoft Certifications with paid work experience. This combination of knowledge and experience will set students up to embark upon a successful career, as well as help address the technical skills shortage in Australia.
To find out more and apply – https://news.microsoft.com/en-au/features/microsoft-traineeship-program-overview/
NIDA – Holiday Workshops
These workshops are for all ages, Drama School, Acting 101, Improvisation and more.
Courses starting in early December running through to end of January.
Find out more – https://www.open.nida.edu.au/courses/How+/School+Holidays
Studying at TAFE – Myths Debunked
Is TAFE really that bad? Is university really that good? Studying is studying. Isn’t it? Here are five of the most common myths about TAFE debunked by those in the know.
Disclaimer: I have a feeling this post was sponsored by a VET provider, so take the information with a pinch of salt.
My Future – Supporting your Child’s Career Development
Support from family and key people in their life is important in helping young people through the process of thinking about and planning for their career.
As a parent or carer, four areas where you can provide practical support are self-awareness, opportunity awareness, decision making and transition support.
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 – 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.
Find out more – http://www.sportspeople.com.au/
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.
Download it here: http://www.tsfx.com.au/hsc-survival-guide-edge-teachers
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.
Think Education Surviving Year 12 eBook
Think Education have produced a free eBook with tips on how to master your final year of school.
Find out more – http://beyou.think.edu.au/surviving-year-12
Community service as important as ATAR for Year 12s in ANU overhaul
In a new scheme designed to diversify the university’s ranks, school leavers will be asked to meet a minimum threshold of community service and extra-curricular activity such as working part-time, playing sport or volunteering, on top of achieving the right score for their degree.
ANU vice-chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said students were more than “just a score” and had unique skills on offer from time spent volunteering, working part-time, excelling in sports or performance or participating in student leadership.
You can find out if you meet the tests here – http://www.anu.edu.au/study/apply/new-admissions-for-2020/co-curricular-or-service-requirement
HSC Maths Course Selection Advice from UNSW
How to make the right choice at High School to prevent issues later.
Read the advice – https://www.maths.unsw.edu.au/highschool/hsc-course-selection
Studying Math for the HSC and Beyond – Year 10 Students Subject Selection
The Mathematical Association of NSW has put together a guide to selecting maths subjects for the HSC.
Read the guide here – https://www.mansw.nsw.edu.au/documents/item/320
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.
Find out more – http://www.tsfx.com.au/resources/
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.
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 to improve their study habits.