Careers News

Bethany student does us proud at WorldSkills competition

Racquele Bechara of Year 12 competed in the Business Services division of the recent national WorldSkills competition. She placed 4th missing out on 3rd place by a mere .40 of a point! Racquele demonstrated her skills in business administration completing a series of tasks in specified time restraints which covered data base entry, use of spreadsheets and numerous other office related jobs. Racquele is to be commended for her effort in this national competition and on behalf of the school community we extend our congratulations.

UTS presentation

UTS representatives presented information to a ‘packed house’ in the theatre about the many and varied courses on offer at this university. The presentation also covered information about scholarships, adjustment factors and application processes.




Year 12 Hospitality students’ culinary skills on show

On Wednesday the 13th of June 2018, the teachers of Bethany College were invited to our luncheon where we treated them to a three course meal. We had an assortment of canapés that included caramelised onion and feta, avocado and salsa, and the heavenly salmon and cream cheese on crackers. The main dishes were cabbage pasta and chicken wrapped in bacon and served with mash potato and beans as the accompaniment. For dessert we made chocolate and raspberry tarts served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The teachers enjoyed the meals and we received excellent feedback. It was a good experience to treat the teachers and put our culinary skills and customer service to the test.

 – Cassandra Patrulovski (Year 12 Hospitality student)


Year 11 Hospitality Food Truck

On Thursday 14th June, Year 11 Hospitality students participated in a Food Truck experience. Students were given the opportunity to choose a cuisine of their choice. They produced 80 meals which they sold to Year 11 and 10 students during lunch (with proceeds to be donated to a charity). This was a great example of authentic learning for students as they gained valuable skills and knowledge of the hospitality industry and current food trends.

 – Mrs. Gabrielle Killorn (Hospitality teacher)




University of Notre Dame Sydney – Early Offer/Parent Info Evening

26 June 4.00pm to 5.30pm or 6.00pm to 7.30pm

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. The session will also provide broader information on Notre Dame, its application process and is ideal for Year 12 students and parents who might also want to find out about transitioning from school to uni, student life on campus, fees, HECS and FEE-HELP and more


University of Notre Dame Sydney – A Day in the Life of a Nursing Student

11 July . 10.00am to 2.00pm

160 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Thinking of a career in Nursing? Join us for a Day in the Life of a Nursing Student session and find out about a career in the Nursing profession. Students attending the day will have the opportunity to find out about the Notre Dame Nursing program, meet academic staff, engage in clinical activities, experience a Nursing lecture and tour our campus. Lunch is provided.


University of Notre Dame Sydney – Careers in Law

12 July

104 Broadway, Chippendale

Join us at our Careers in Law day to explore all programs in Law, and where this profession can take you. Hear from the experts about the courses, application and life at Notre Dame.


Parent Information Evening – A Guide to US & UK Universities

26 June. 6.00pm to 7.30pm

North Sydney Harbourview Hotel, 17 Blue Street, North Sydney,

Having a child who aims to do their undergraduate studies at a top US or UK university is an exciting prospect but it does raise a lot of questions. Find the answers at this event.


University of Wollongong – Info Evenings and Tours to Suit You

Find a suitable day and time for your information session or tour that best suits you. Register here:


Uni 2 Beyond

uni 2 beyond supports people with an intellectual disability to study courses for interest and take part in university life. You can study some subjects at the university without enrolling in a degree. You can study these subjects because you are interested in them. This is called “auditing”.


 Pre- Uni Confidence Booster Advice

Going to university for the first time can often be a difficult time even for the best of us. It’s a new environment with new people and new challenges that you can’t really imagine until you’ve experienced them. You’ve just come from a place in which you had just worked your way to the top and where you’d grown comfortable and familiar with the teachers and facilities. Most importantly, you had a support group of friends.



ACPE Open Day

23 June

10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park

Meet with academic and student support staff to get answers to all of your study and student life queries. Chat with current students about their experience at ACPE. Learn all about our industry-focused courses. Find out where a qualification from ACPE can take your career.


AIT Open Day

28 July 10.00am to 3.00pm

Level 2, 7 Kelly St Ultimo

Join us at our Open Day in July and learn all about AIT, the creative industry and amazing opportunities available to you. Ph: 02 92118399. E:



How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You) – Wait But Why

“Society tells us a lot of things about what we should want in a career and what the possibilities are—which is weird because I’m pretty sure society knows very little about any of this. This post isn’t me giving you career advice really—it’s a framework that I think can help you make career decisions that actually reflect who you are, what you want, and what our rapidly changing career landscape looks like today.”

Read the full article at:


Australia’s Booming Industries – SEEK

SEEK has revealed the Australian industries that boomed in the last 12 months. We look to the data and speak to industry experts about the trends that will shape the year ahead. See the occupations here:


Employers Finding It Hard to Fill Jobs – Where?

SEEK data reveals how candidate availability changed across Australian industries in 2017 compared to the previous 12 months. Discover what industries are attracting more candidates and where the gaps are. Industries categorised as ‘easing’ saw more applicants for every job, while those categorised as ‘tightening’ saw less applicants for every job. Industries categorised as ‘stable’ experienced minimal change during the time period.


10 Skills You’ll Need By 2020 and Beyond

The world is changing at such a rapid pace with new technologies, advancements in science and all areas of STEM. To survive and have longevity in your future career will require you to develop personal qualities that will stand you in good stead to face the brave new world you will embrace.





Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator