From the Head of Careers and Senior Studies, Kath Knowles
Advice for choosing HSC Courses from NSW Education Standards Authority
Your aim is to attain the best HSC result you can. So, you should choose courses that you are good at, interested in and may use in the future.
When considering which courses to study, explore the content of a course. For example, what are the course outcomes? Will you be required to submit a major work, or perform, as part of your exams? Talk with your teachers about your strengths and weaknesses, as well as individual course requirements, before making your selections.
UNSW Sydney – Year 10 Subject Selection & Info Evening
May 29 | UNSW Kensington
Thinking about uni in the future? This evening is the best place for you to start if you are thinking about coming 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).
UNSW Sydney Scholarships Information Evening
June 5 | John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington
The Scholarships Information Evening provides depth and detail on the range of scholarships at UNSW and the application process.
The evening is aimed at Year 11 and 12 students and their parents.
Bachelor of Advanced Computing Information Evening
June 21 | University of Sydney
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney is launching its new Bachelor of Advanced Computing degree in 2018. Join us at an information evening where you will learn more about this new degree and the opportunities that it brings to our students.
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Year 11 & 12 Information Evening
May 29 | Sydney Nanoscience Hub
Join us for the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies’ Year 11 and 12 Information Evening to find out everything you need to know about studying engineering, computing, technology or project management at Sydney University.
UTS Engineering and IT Undergrad Info Evening
Thursday 14 June 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.
Discover Nursing @ UTS
Thursday 21 June 5:30 pm
Wednesday 18 July 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.
Macquarie Global Leadership Entry Program Expansion
We recognise students who are engaging with their school and community in service and leadership have diverse interests. So, we’ve decided to open the Global Leadership Entry Program (GLEP) to almost all Macquarie degrees.
Your students can now:
- choose up to five course preferences
- receive multiple offers for different degrees
- apply directly through our application portal
Applications close Monday 27 August, but apply now and you could receive an offer as early as NEXT MONTH
Macquarie Uni Co-op Programs
In 2019 we’re excited to offer two Co-op programs:
- Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Professional Practice
- Bachelor of Commerce – Professional Accounting with the degree of Bachelor of Professional Practice
Actuarial students will receive a scholarship of $18,200 p.a. and accounting students will be paid by our partners while they are on each placement.
These highly competitive courses will see students alternate between classroom studies and placements throughout their four years of study. Students will undertake three placements, totalling 15 months.
Applications are now open for both programs. We encourage students to commence their applications as soon as possible.
University of Notre Dame Sydney – Early Offer/Parent Info Evening
June 26 | Broadway Campus
Applications for Notre Dame’s Early Offer Program close on 31 July 2018. This event provides a great opportunity for students to find out tips and advice on submitting a comprehensive application. Students who gain an Early Offer are notified before they sit their final Year 12 exams.
University of Notre Dame Sydney – Careers in Law
July 12 | Chippendale
Join us at our Careers in Law day to explore all programs in Law, and where this profession can take you.
University of Notre Dame Early Offer Program – Sydney
Applications Close Tuesday 31 July
Are you motivated, forward-thinking and eager to get a head start on your future? Secure a place at Notre Dame before you sit your final Year 12 exams with the Early Offer Program.
Apply here –
Contact (02) 8204 4404 or email@example.com
Early Offer and Parent Information Session – Tuesday 26 June at Chippendale
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. Registrations will open here in February.
NIDA Open Day Applications for 2019
Saturday 16 June
Applications for 2019
Applications for 2019 Bachelor & Diploma Courses are open from 2 July to 30 September.
The Hotel School Info Evening
Sydney 30 May
During the Hotel School Info Evening event prospective students have the unique opportunity to experience ‘The Hotel School Advantage’, meet academics and other key support staff and find out about studying at The Hotel School.
ACU Teacher Selection Statement Advice
As part of your online application you need to submit a Teacher Selector Statement which consists of a concise (approximately 1000 words) statement demonstrating your suitability to teaching. There is some great advice to help you write this statement here
NOTE: the advice could help you write similar statements required by other universities, not just ACU.
Australian Catholic University – University Experience
July 10 – North Sydney Campus
University Experience is a free program that gives you the opportunity to sample the degree of your choice. Get a taste of life at ACU by meeting academic staff and current students and trying out the course you’re interested in.
ACU Early Entry Program
Regular volunteer work in your community – through a social justice organisation, sporting, performance, cultural or religious group – may be rewarded through our 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 with us.
Applications open Tuesday 1 May 2018 and close Tuesday 31 July 2018
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.
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.
HSC Maths Course Selection Advice from UNSW
How to make the right choice at High School to prevent issues later.
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
Find out more here
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
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 .
AIT Info Night
May 23 – Sydney
AIT’s Info night is perfect for those wanting to explore the endless opportunities available in the growing creative industry.
Find out more
AIT Open Day
July 28 – Sydney
Join us at our Open Day in July and learn all about AIT, the creative industry and amazing opportunities available to you.
Academy of Interactive Entertainment – Industry Experience Day
July 13 – Sydney & Canberra
AIE’s Industry Experience Days are a great opportunity for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. Students will get the opportunity to learn about the different pathways to get into the industry, what should be in a portfolio and will be able to get creative in practical workshops using industry-standard 3D animation and game development tools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
2-4 June ICC Darling Harbour
Skills Show Australia 2018 provides visitors with an opportunity to discover future careers through interactive events, demonstrations and competitions. It aims to equip young Australians with the knowledge to make an informed choice about their future career options. The Skills Show also provides them with a unique chance to network with the hundreds of industry and educational experts.
There are robotics competitions, and Try’aSkill events, plus much more.
Register to attend (it’s free)
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
TAFE NSW 2018 Career Guide
Get your copy of the Career Guide by downloading it here
FREE Maximising Exam Marks Lecture
Sunday 17 June 2018 | 10am to 2pm | UNSW Sydney
Examinations are a great source of stress for students, but it doesn’t need to be this way. With the right advice and a solid study plan, you can reduce stress levels, cut down on study time and significantly improve examination marks!
Valued at over $150, this lecture is FREE when you make a $10 donation to The Fred Hollows Foundation on the day.
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.
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 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.
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.
Will Robots Take My Job?
Worried about robots stealing your job? Find out the chances of your chosen field becoming automated in the future.
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.
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.
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.