Professional Cadetships Australia





PCA cadetship programs are open to current Year 12 students only. They enable you to combine study at the university of your choice with paid work at leading companies.


Business Cadetships

Cadet placement at UBS, a leading company in the financial services sector.

Applications open: 7 March 2016

Applications open: 11 May 2016


Engineering Cadetships (Technology cadetships not offered in 2016)

Technology Cadets are placed at Westpac in Sydney.
Engineering Cadets will not be placed under this year’s program. 
The Engineering & Technology Cadetships (ETCAD) Program provides Year 12 students with the opportunity to apply for a Technology Cadetship at Westpac. On completion of their cadetship, Technology Cadets are well-placed to pursue a career in IT and in business.

This year Rolls-Royce will not be offering Engineering Cadetships.  

Applications open: 26 April 2016

Applications open: 17 June 2016


For more information, go to:

University of New South Wales (UNSW)Law Admission Test Information Evening
17th March 2016, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, UNSW Law Theatre
Admission processes for Law at UNSW will be changing from 2017. The information evening will provide prospective students with information regarding the test required.


Bond University Medical Program

Bond’s Medical Program is comprised of two sequential degrees – the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD).

All students selected for entry into the Medical Program will have to complete both the BMedSt and MD to be eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in any state or territory in Australia or New Zealand. Both degrees are awarded at the completion of Year 5.

University Admissions Centre (UAC) Information Evening for Year 12 Students and Parents


Time 6 – 7pm

Sydney Technical High School – Auditorium 686 Forest Road, Bexley, NSW 2207

Please see the attached flyer below for further information.

Scholarship opportunities for future teachers

The NSW Department of Education offers presentations via video conference to groups of students interested in teaching. To register your interest please contact:


Australian Tax Office (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:


Job Guide Website Offline

The Job Guide Website was permanently taken offline last week. Fortunately, all information and data can still be accessed on The Good Universities Guide website:


Sydney TAFE Career Guide

The Career Guide provides information on the support services offered, careers index, courses and more.

Australian Business Apprenticeships Centre
The ABAC offers adviser visits that support schools and their students in exploring vocational career pathways. Advisers can help students to build resumes, refine job hunting skills, and find specialist services and support agencies.
Contact:  1300 192 322

University of Notre Dame – Medicine Information Session
Date : 20th Mar 2016 Time : 12.00pm Venue : 160 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
Cost : FREE Contact : Anne-Maree McCarthy : 02 8204 4404
Those considering studying Medicine commencing in 2017* are invited to attend an information session at our purpose-built Darlinghurst campus. 
The session is designed to help you find out more about the admissions process, an overview of course content, meet current students and tour our facilities.
To register or for further details visit
*Please note the University of Notre Dame Medicine program is a Graduate Entry program. 

2016 UNSW Science & Engineering Student Parent Evening
Date : 23rd Mar 2016 Time : 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue : UNSW Kensington Campus. John Niland Scientia Building (map ref: G20)
Cost : FREE Contact : Scarlet Lung : / 0293858809
UNSW Science and Engineering have teamed up to present an informative evening for future students and their parents. The event is designed to give high schools students an insight into the degrees on offer from UNSW Engineering and Science.
Register and information at:

*Light refreshments will be served after the presentations. 

Applying to the Australian Defence Force Academy

It is advised that students wishing to study at ADFA apply in year 11 as it is a competitive selection process which may take up to 12 months to complete.

Gaining entry to ADFA is a dual process which requires students to apply directly to the Australian Defence Force while also applying concurrently to UNSW ADFA through UAC.  

An offer to study at ADFA is conditional to meeting the academic requirements of UNSW as well as the mental and physical requirements of the Australian Defence Force.


Australian Defence Force Careers Information Session

Wednesday March 16th 6:00pm at Defence Force Recruiting Wollongong- Level 2, 96 Crown Street, Wollongong.

Find out more about available roles.
To book your spot, email with your details.


Defence Jobs Australia: Learn to be a Leader Facebook Q&A

Wednesday 23rd March, 6:30pm – 8pm (AEDT) @ Facebook

Find out about developing leadership skills as an officer in the Australian Army. On the night, the Q&A will appear as a post on the Defence Jobs Australia Facebook page, where participants can post their questions in the comments section and have them answered. 


Australian Defence Force Gap Year

Applications for a 2017 gap year open in March 2016.

The ADF Gap Year program provides an opportunity for young Australians who have finished year 12 or equivalent, aged between 17 and 24, to experience military training & lifestyle whilst gaining new skills over a paid Gap Year.


Defence Work Experience Opportunities
There are numerous work experience programs listed for all aspects of the Defence Force. They will provide an opportunity to get a taste of the job as well as learn more about the ADF and Public Service. 


Defence Jobs Australia Youtube Channel

The Defence Jobs Australia Youtube Channel is the organisation’s sole video channel. The site can be of use to future ADF applicants to research job roles and get an understanding about life in the Defence Force.


UNSW Year 12 Medicine Information Evening

24th March 2016, 6pm to 8pm, Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW Kensington

During the evening information will be provided on the UNSW Medicine degree, regarding application, admissions and tips for the UMAT exam. Registrations open 29th February at 5pm.


Before You Sign Up to a Training Course – Know Your Rights

NSW Fair Trading is running an education campaign to alert consumers about inappropriate conduct by training providers and marketers in relation to marketing VET FEE-HELP courses. The campaign aims to provide greater awareness and understanding to NSW consumers about their rights and obligations before signing up to a training course.


A Career in Radiation Oncology

Students interested in a career in radiation oncology or those exploring their options can use this site to gain better insight into the field of radiation oncology and what the job entails.  Students are able to read career stories and learn how to start a career in this field.


Skills Road: Job Interviews 101 Checklist

This resource provides tips on job interviews and helpful ways to prepare.


University of Western Sydney College: Foundation and Diploma

Foundation Studies allow guaranteed entry to an undergraduate degree at the University of Western Sydney. An ATAR is not required for entry. From Foundation Studies students can enter the first year of an undergraduate degree or complete a Diploma, which allows them entry into the second year of an undergraduate degree.


Aviation Australia Information Sessions

Cabin Crew: Sydney, 29th June, 6.30 – 8.30pm


The HSC and Careers Expo 2016
2nd – 5th June 2016, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney
The Expo includes exhibitors from tertiary institutions, training organisations, employers, career and gap year resources. Admission is $10 per person, with school group discounts available.



Western Sydney Careers Expo 16                                                                                                               

The Western Sydney Careers Expo 2016 will be held on Thursday 16 , Friday 17 (9am-3pm), Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June (10am-3pm) at Halls 5 & 6, Sydney Showground, Corner Showground Road and Grand Parade, Sydney Olympic Park. 



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Viviene Gereige

Vocational Learning Coordinator