LUNCHTIME Careers Presentations Term 1

 This term there were 3 optional Lunchtime Careers Presentations available for Year 12 students to attend. They were well attended and students were provided with information on the following: 

  • Lunchtime Careers Presentation 1: Bonus Points and Early Entry Programs
  • Lunchtime Careers Presentation 2: Undergraduate Medical Admissions Test (UMAT) and Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Lunchtime Careers Presentation 3: Educational Access Scheme (EAS), Equity Scholarships and Schools Recommendation Scheme.


LUNCHTIME Careers Presentations Term 2

There will be a number of optional Lunchtime Careers Talks in Term 2 for yr 12 students. These will be presented by University representatives and will provide Yr 12 students with valuable information regarding such things as course information and scholarships. Students will also be given relevant 2017 Undergraduate Course Guides and the opportunity for students to ask questions. I encourage Yr 12 students to attend. 

Chartered Accountants ANZ presents Meet The Business Leader 2016 – Receive information on how to gain a cadetship.                                                                         

Date: Wednesday May 11, Luna Park, free to attend.                                                                  

For year 12 student who want to secure a cadetship before commencing their business degrees. Meet The Business Leader is the perfect forum for students to interact with actively recruiting employers face to face, and receive information on how to gain a cadetship.

FREE WORKSHOPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – University of New South Wales (UNSW) Art & design

UNSW Art & Design has constructed specialised workshops for interested students during the April school holidays. Find out about creative coding, enhance your Illustrator skills, make a touch-responsive banana or work on your portfolio. Limited places available, so register today. first 5 people to book a workshop will win a double movie pass.

UNSW Newsletter for educators and future students: To stay up to date with UNSW’s internationally recognised degree programs, events and workshops, subscribe to our MAKE newsletter for educators and future students. 

University of Notre Dame – Pathways to University
Date : 19th Apr 2016 Time : 10am Venue : 140 Broadway, Chippendale
Cost : FREE Contact : Anne-Maree McCarthy : 02 8204 4404
Find out about pathways to university at Notre Dame. Pathway options consist of:
                  – Foundation Year – delivered over two semesters
                  – Tertiary Enabling Program – delivered over one semester
Foundation pathways are an ideal way for students to transition from school into university study, providing valuable academic and study assistance, enabling students to move into approved degree programs upon successful completion of their foundation studies. For further information or to register visit 

University of Notre Dame Young Achievers Early Offer Program

Applications open mid-March. There are four categories students can apply in, commitment to community and/or Church, commitment and excellence in cultural pursuits, commitment and excellence in sporting achievements and academic excellence. For any further questions email:

Macquarie in a Day

21st April 2016, 8:30am to 3pm, Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University

The day offers students a chance to choose which classes they are interested in attending, experience practical sessions and tutorials and ask staff and students about university life.


Southern Cross University (SCU): Head-Start Application Open

3rd May 2016

The Head-Start program enables year 11 and 12 students to obtain entry to courses offered at the university. Applications will be selected on merit of academic performance and a statement from a principal. Applications close 9th of October 2016.


Western U Day – Western Sydney University

Parramatta – 31st May 2016

Kingswood – 1st June 2016

Campbelltown – 26th October 2016

Bankstown – 27th October 2016

U Days provide prospective students with the opportunity to experience life on campus, tours, information on scholarships, speak to current staff and students and engage with interactive workshops.


Western Sydney University (WSU): Penrith Observatory

Astronomy Nights starting in April. See website for details:

Penrith Observatory runs numerous night events, giving those interested a tour of the dome area and a chance to view the sky with the observatory telescopes.


University of Technology Sydney (UTS) 2017 Course Guides

UTS has released digital course guides for its 2017 undergraduate courses. Hard copies can also be requested.


Think Education: Upcoming Events

Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) – William Blue – 23rd March 2016, 6:30pm

Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) – William Blue – 23rd March 2016, 6:30pm

Bachelor of Business (Public Relations) – APM at Torrens University – 23rd March 2016, 6:30pm


International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) Professional Scholarship Program

The program has numerous scholarships available. These include ANZ Scholarship, Hostplus Scholarship, Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship, Michael Hill Scholarship, NSW Rugby League Scholarship, PGA IGI Scholarship and ICMS Sports Management Scholarship. These close 25th November 2016.


Ella Bache College Open Day

16th April 2016, 11am to 1pm, 77 Berry Street, Level 2, North Sydney

Open day provides the opportunity to tour the campus, meet trainers and learn about careers that a Diploma of Beauty Therapy can lead to. Registrations are essential and can be booked by completing the form available on the website below.


Graduate Opportunities 2016 ebook

Graduate Opportunities E-Book is a Jobs Directory that contains Graduate and Undergraduate Programs from employers and other organisations for students and graduates.

The online copy is free and can be downloaded by visiting:


Fire and Rescue Work Experience
Work Experience at Fire and Rescue NSW provides school students in Years 10 to 12 with the opportunity to develop industry-specific and generic work skills in an authentic work environment at the State Training College, Alexandria.

The practical program covers the roles of Fire and Rescue NSW and its firefighters. Through this program, school students gain insight into the organisation and develop employment related skills to enhance their vocational education


My Health Career
My Health Career contains articles relating to health careers and also general health and study related resources. Some of the topics include all-nighters for studying and what being a successful health practitioner means.


The Green Army

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative open to young people including Indigenous Australians, school leavers, gap year students, graduates, and job seekers who are looking for employment to develop skills, undertake training and gain experience in the delivery of conservation.

View current projects at:


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.


Sydney TAFE now offers Degrees 

Sydney TAFE Degrees are different. More practical, smaller class sizes, and focussed support. We have great Degree options for your students in the Associate Degree of Accounting, the Bachelor of Applied Finance (Financial Planning), the Bachelor of Applied Management, and the Bachelor of Property Valuation. Please call (02) 9217 4811 for more information.

SBATs: Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships – Phone 13 28 11 for information                             

There are 50 scholarships open until 30 May 2016. Criteria include apprentices who commenced btw 1 March 2015 – 30 May 2016, working in skills shortage areas and experiencing hardship, in both metro and regional areas. SBATs can apply. Recipients receive $5,000/year up to 3 years.

Viviene Gereige

Vocational Learning Coordinator