Careers News


Family Show


India Mix and I got to experience what it’s like to work in the event industry at the dodo Family Show 24 March to 28 March. We learnt how important it is to work well in a team environment. We also experienced first-hand all of the planning and organisation that goes into the running of a large event. It’s also interesting to see what goes on when things may not go to plan. India and I were lucky enough to be a part of this show as a work placement requirement for our Tourism and Events TAFE course. Being able to get experience out in the field is very rewarding and certainly allowed India and myself to get an idea of what goes on behind the scenes. We were also lucky enough to catch some free rides sample the food and go up on the stage as Elmo.

Moya Denford Year 11 Tourism and Events TAFE student






Engineering &Technology Cadetships (ETCAD)

Applications open: 30 April

Applications close: 22 June

For Year 12 students interested in a career in engineering or in technology. Engineering Cadets combine an engineering degree with paid work at Cubic Transportation Systems, a world leader in integrated transport systems.

Technology Cadets combine an IT-related degree or a business degree with paid work at Macquarie Group.

Contact: Alister Wilkinson at:


UMAT 2018 Test Centres

Register by 1 June

UMAT Test Centres for 2018 In 2018 test centres will only be offered in the following cities and towns: Canberra Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Newcastle, Sydney.


Bachelor of Advanced Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences 

New to our Advanced Science program, the Pharmaceutical Sciences major will prepare graduates for exciting careers in drug discovery, development and application. This major also has a special entry pathway to the UTS Master of Pharmacy (conditions apply).


University of Newcastle Events

Schools Visit Day – 5 July

Open Day Central Coast – 4 August

Open Day Port Macquarie – 16 August

Open Day Newcastle – 25 August


ANU Sydney Midyear Advisory Session

24 July. 4.00pm to 7.00pm

You will have access to representatives from our academic Colleges who will 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.


UTS Science Outreach program – Want to give your students a science experience they’ll remember? 

Bring your students to UTS Science to experience a day of hands on workshops and other activities that will get them excited about Science and Mathematics like they’ve never been before! Read about the program here: 

OR go to the Outreach webpage here:

Uni of Melbourne Interstate Student and Family Information Day – In Melbourne

16 April. 8.30am to 5.30pm

Rather than focussing on course information readily available on our website, this event looks specifically at the Melbourne experience for interstate students. The program includes information about the application process, scholarship opportunities, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. You’ll also have the chance to ask current interstate students about their experiences and hear how they managed the transition to Melbourne. Experience what it’s like to live in one of our Residential Colleges with lunch in a college dining hall.


New – Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Education at ACU 

ACU will offer a suite of new courses in 2019 designed for specific career paths. The new three-year Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Education includes optional registration as a teacher and is designed for students wishing to focus on outdoor education and recreation.


ACU Community Achiever Program 

ACU’s Early Achievers’ Program is now the COMMUNITY ACHIEVER PROGRAM, better reflecting the nature of the eligibility criteria and the on-going community activities in which these ACU students participate. Applications are open from 1 May to 31 July, with successful applicants receiving conditional offers by late August. Go to:



Westpac IT School Based Traineeship x 2 

AFL SportsReady currently have two exciting positions available for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Year 11 2018 students wanting to pursue a career in the Information Technology and Digital Coding Industry. For more information, please visit the job advertisement link: 


Women in Trades Videos

Skills shortages, advances in machine technology and a shift in attitude are just some of the factors that have led to the acceptance and encouragement of women taking part in traditionally ‘male’ trades. Some key industries that now persuade women to get involved are Automotive, Building & Construction, IT, Manufacturing, Engineering, Mining and Rural & Farming.



Flight Attendant Career Training

2 May. 5.45pm

Find out more about Aviation Australia’s Flight Attendant Career Training at the Sydney information evening. Learn from the industry experts, meet our alumni and discover how you can become a Flight Attendant. Visit: 


MIT Sydney – Who Are We? 

MIT Sydney in the Sydney CBD offers industry accredited degrees in Business, Accounting, Marketing, Management and IT Networking opening up job opportunities and industry connections. Entry via UAC or direct. FEE-Help available. Small class sizes. Extra support on hand. Convenient location. Phone 02 8267 1400 or visit:


AIE School Holiday Courses

16 to 19 April

Introduction to 3D Animation

Introduction to Game Programming 

Learn more about Avondale 

Avondale College of Higher Education is a private tertiary education provider offering Bachelor degrees in Arts, Business, Ministry, Nursing, Science and Teaching. 


Academy of Film, Theatre & Television Open Day

12 May. 9.30am to 2.30pm

41 Holt Street, Surry Hills

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.


SAE Information Night

19 April.  6.00pm-8.00pm – Sydney Campus, 39 Regent St, Chippendale

26 April. 4.00pm to 6.00pm – Byron Bay Campus, 373-391 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay

If you’re considering studying creative media, Animation, Audio, Design, Film or Games, now is the time to speak to our experienced team, and discover how you can pursue your passion. Register here to attend:



Your Rights at Work

Starting work can be an exciting time. While every workplace is different, there are rights and responsibilities that apply to all employees. Follow the tips below to help prepare for a new job.


Creating Positive Study Habits

It’s one thing to know you need to use certain study strategies and techniques (e.g. create mind maps, break your work down into small chunks and review your notes regularly). But knowledge of these strategies is only the starting point. Read more:


NSW Police Force – Now Recruiting 

There have been many changes over the years in regard to the NSWPF recruitment process. As such, we have a new web-site and a new Facebook page that would be a great source of information to those students wanting to join.


Now Open – Hotel Career Expo Registrations

7 May

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Registrations now open at: 

This year it will be bigger and better than ever and will feature six amazing, interactive Career Zones so you can explore all the professional careers that interest you; a “People & Culture Chill Out Zone”, where you can take a load off, grab a coffee, and chat with People & Culture staff from the 22 participating international hotel brands about how you can get your start in the industry; a “Hostplus Seminar Zone” with fascinating seminars on topics including Breaking into your Career and Interviewing for Success; and more.


Defence Jobs Info Sessions

No matter what force you wish to join or the type of defence career, you will find the right event option for you by going to this site:


HSC and Careers Expo – Moore Park

31 May, 9.00am-3.00pm

1 June, 9.00am-3.00pm

2 June, 10.00am-3.00pm

3 June, 10.00am-3.00pm

Information and resources relating to the HSC, including career and study advice, employment opportunities and apprenticeships and traineeship advice.


High School Careers Expo

30 May, 4.00pm to 7.00pm

Hilton Hotel

Organised by the Australian Assoc of Graduate Employers for Year 10,11&12 students, parents and careers advisers. Meet recruiters from employers including: Accenture, APRA, ATO, BDO, Caltex, Downer Group, EY, Honeywell, John Holland Group, Lendlease, Mars, Nestle, PwC, Westpac.

For more information or register your interest email

NSW High School Study Skills Course

Prepare for the years assignments and exams. 

Organisational skills, exam techniques and stress relief for High School students in years 7 – 12 in 2018!

This six hour workshop will help you power through your assignments and your exam preparation whilst leaving you with strategies to manage your own stress levels. For further information contact or call 0417 208 562.


Day of STEM 

Day of STEM is a free STEM career awareness program for high-school students. The online program introduces students to Australian STEM industry experts while completing skill-based activities, watching videos and participating in interactive Q&A sessions. The self-guided program showcases the hard and soft skills needed to succeed in future STEM roles. Register at:


State Junior and Senior Music Camps

Junior – Years 5-8: 22 July – 27 July

Senior – Years 8-12:  1 July – 6 July

Talented music students join together for one week each year to receive expert tutelage and develop their performance skills. Participants rehearse and perform high quality repertoire culminating in a concert for families and friends on the final night of the camp.


HelloUni UMAT Study Course

Our product is not only a higher quality evolution of the UMAT preparation services that have existed in their current form for more than a decade.


NIE Simulated UMAT Day Workshop

Find a date and location that suits you from 11 March to 22 July.

Our workshops are designed to cover every section, the various types of UMAT-style questions to be encountered and how to tackle them, and then to check where you are at with respect to UMAT-specific study, throwing a full-blown UMAT NIE practice test at you. How will you fare? How have you been going? Which UMAT style questions still need work? In the intensive one day course you will spend time with our teachers as they go through Logical Reasoning, Understanding People and Non-verbal Reasoning sections. Just after lunch comes the challenge – a sitting of the UMAT under strict UMAT conditions, for the full three hours. Are you ready for the big day yet?

Enhancing The Links 

National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) program Western & South West Sydney will be holding an Enhancing The links seminar on 13th JUNE 2018 in Liverpool. The seminar designed for professionals who are providing support in further education and subsequent employment pathways for people with a disability, mental health or chronic medical condition. REGISTER

Local Sporting Champions – Grant Program

This Grant is designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18. If successful, applicants will receive a $500 grant that can be used towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships, or a School Sport Australia state, national or international championships.


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.

Plan ahead. Requirements: be an Australian citizen; aged between 18 and 24; completed Year 12.

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 Warehouse Store person – 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 here:

Gap Year videos:




Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator