The Careers program has started this year with the Year 10 Careers lesson once every 2 weeks and Careers Interviews for Year 12 students.

The ‘Lunchtime Careers Talks’ will again be held this year with relevant tertiary institutions and will begin in Term 2. 

All students have access to, and are encouraged to visit the Careers Room in the Marian building which is generally open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at lunchtime.

The students will also have access to a number of useful careers websites via a College subscription. Details of these will be made available in later newsletters and will be a valuable resource for students and parents/caregivers.

It is important for students to read this Careers Newsletter regularly, and in particular Year 12 students as this will main form of communication of careers information relevant to them.

The careers newsletter will contain general careers news as well as important information for Year 12 students regarding application procedures, open days, event information and other useful resources and links, as outlined below.

ADFA Education Award: Applications Close 28 February

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Education Award is presented annually to Year 12 students in recognition of leadership potential, and academic and sporting achievements exhibited during Year 11. You need to submit an application prior to 28 February in the year you undertake Year 12. However, you are encouraged to apply in Year 11. Applications open for this year’s Year 11 students on 1st May.


Exam Techniques and Strategies
Date : 13th Feb 2016 Time : 9.00am-5.00pm Venue : University of Sydney
Cost : FREE Contact : T.S.F.X : 1300 364 173
During the course of our “Exam Techniques & Strategies” lectures, students will learn vital skills that will help optimise performance in school-based assessments, as well as strategies that will maximise learning and cut down on study time. Vacancies are strictly limited. Valued at $300, these lectures are free of charge when students make a minimum $10 donation to The Fred Hollows Foundation representatives on the day.

Aviation Australia’s Cabin Crew Careers Session
Date : 24th Feb 2016 Time : 6:30pm Venue : Qantas Centre of Service Excellence
Cost : FREE Contact : Laura McQuilkin :
Aviation Australia’s Cabin Crew Career Sessions offer you the chance to learn about our world-class training, experience what we offer and speak to industry experts to discover what options are available for you to lead a career as a flight attendant.
It is a perfect opportunity to find out more about the AVI20208 Certificate II in Aviation (Flight Operations), meet past students as well as our inspirational instructors who are aviation experts, having led successful careers in the industry themselves.
Please allow a minimum of 2 hours for the tour and information seminar.

BiG Day In IT Careers Conference @ UTS
Date : 1st Mar 2016 and 2nd March  Time : 9:00am – 2:30pm                                                                            Cost : $10ph Venue : The Great Hall, UTS Sydney
BiG Day In UTS IT Careers Conference for high school students from Years 9-12 will be held on Wednesday 2 March 2016 at UTS. Bring your students to hear industry speakers from Microsoft, Westpac, WiseTech Global, CBA, Animal Logic, TCS and more to come, talking about their career paths & the future of technology as well as visiting cool exhibitor stands. Enq: Kerrie, ACS Foundation 02 8296 4444   Go 

Defence Jobs Australia Information Sessions

Wollongong – 10th February, Defence Careers Information Session

Parramatta – 10th February, ADF Fitness Information Session

Online – 11th February, Submariners Facebook Q and A

Canberra – 16th February, Army Reserve Information Session

Parramatta – 16th February, Gap Year Information Session

Newcastle – 16th February, Army Reserve Information Session

Wollongong – 16th February, Army Reserve Information Session

Parramatta – 18th February, Trade Careers Information Session

Albury – 22nd February, Women in Defence Information Session

Newcastle – 22nd February, Women in Defence Information Session

Canberra – 23rd February, Submariner Careers Information Session and Aviation Careers Information Session

Various information sessions are run about the job opportunities the Defence Force provides ranging from Army Reserve information to Submariner and Aviation Careers.


Health Graduates’ Statistics

Starting salaries & employment rate.


UNSW Engineering: Through engineers’ eyes: engineering mechanics by experiment, analysis and design

18th April 2016, 12pm

This free online course will provide information on the techniques of engineering mechanics as well as use the theory to interpret experiment and designs. The course consists of four hours per week over a seven week period.


University of Sydney: Introduction of Mathematics Prerequisite

The University of Sydney will introduce a mathematics prerequisite for some courses in 2019. The courses that will have the prerequisite will be listed in UAC’s 2016 Year 10 guide.


University of the Arts London: Sydney Visit

16th to 25th February, 2016

For those interested in studying at University of the Arts London, staff will be available in Australia. To organise school visits email:


Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information

This NSW Government run website provides information on apprenticeships and traineeships. There are also links to further information on apprenticeship providers, rules and regulations, financial help, school based apprenticeships and many more relevant topics.


Barista Training

16th February 2016, 9am to 4pm, Cliff Noble Community Centre, Corner of Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

The training is aimed at 16 to 24 year olds. It will provide skills for those looking for part or full time work in a café. The course covers types of coffee and maintenance and cleaning of coffee machines. 

Phone: 02 8512 8771


Barista4Schools Training TAFE NSW

Only $110.00 per person at The Sydney Coffee Academy, Ryde.

Phone: +61 2 9448 6140


Chef Apprenticeship Positions Available

There are apprenticeship positions for school based and full-time apprenticeships with HTN. Positions are available in the Greater Sydney region.

Email: or Call: 1300 139 108


William Angliss Institute Trial-a-trade

12th April 2016, 10am -12pm

Trial-a-trade provides prospective students with the opportunity to have a hands-on experience of any of the following areas: chefs, patissiers, barristers and those interested in travel, events and hospitality.


Sydney Aviators Open Days

13th March, 12th June, and 18th September 2016, from 8:30am

The days will include Trial Introductory flights, presentations on obtaining a private pilot licence, BBQ lunch and chats with the instructors.



This website provides information on careers and courses. There are options to read case studies for different careers, browse companies, build a career profile based on interests and skills and information on various industries.


Work Experience & Meet a Keeper Days at Taronga

The work experience program applications closing date is 19th Feb 2016.  The Meet a Keeper program is for those aged 14 years and over interested in becoming a zoo keeper. Students will learn about the required qualifications for becoming a keeper, responsibilities and career opportunities. Meet a Keeper dates: 15th March 2016, 31st March 2016, 6th April 2016.

See Ms Gereige asap if interested in applying.


Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarships

The NSW Government is offering Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarships to students undertaking selected government-subsidised qualifications on the NSW Skills List in areas related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

Students who commence training in one of these qualifications on or after 1 January 2016 with an approved Smart and Skilled training provider are eligible to apply for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship worth $1,000.


Viviene Gereige
Vocational Learning Coordinator