Careers

Please note: Information regarding HSC Seminars / Courses etc contained in the Careers News is included for your information. This is not an endorsement or recommendation by the College. You will need to make your own enquiries and judgements regarding what is on offer. 

Macquarie University Big History Scheme – Earn three UAC bonus points!

Our Big History Scheme rewards student commitment to learning by acknowledging completion of the Big History: Connecting Knowledge MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).  Available through the Coursera Platform, students who verify completion of this course will receive three bonus points on their UAC rank to study a bachelor degree with us.

Big History: Connecting Knowledge, is a 12 hour self-paced, independent study course that can be completed by students in Years 10, 11, or 12.  It develops skills in problem-solving and critical thinking that will optimise student performance in senior years across all subjects and prepare them for tertiary studies.

How to apply:

  • Students must enrol in the Big History: Connecting knowledge MOOC
  • Following enrolment students will receive an email from the Big History: Connecting Knowledge team with a link to an online form to register their interest in the Big History bonus point scheme.
  • Students must verify completion of the Big History Connecting Knowledge MOOC by obtaining a Coursera verified certificate for the course.
  • Students must apply to Macquarie University through UACwithin three years of verifying their completion of the course to automatically receive three bonus points on their UAC rank for admission to study from a wide variety of bachelor degrees with us.

Learn more about the Big History Scheme.

If your students have any questions they can contact bighistoryinstitute@mq.edu.au or call (02) 9850 6410.

 

2016 HSC Study Guide

The guide will be available in the Sydney Morning Herald on the 20th of June. It contains study advice, exam advice, videos and more.

 

University of Notre Dame – Sutherland Shire Info Evening
Date : 22nd Jun 2016 Time : 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue : St Aloysius Parish Hall, 18 Giddings Avenue, Cronulla 
Cost : FREE Contact : Anne-Maree McCarthy : (02) 8204 4404
Whether you’re considering further study or looking to start uni for the first time, this Notre Dame Information Evening will give you the information you need to make an informed decision about tertiary study. 

Current students and staff are available to answer your questions regarding all of our courses and our unique admissions process. Applications will be accepted on the night.

For further information or to register visit www.notredame.edu.au 

APM at Torrens University – Day in the life of a Digital Marketer, Event Manager and Professional
Date : 5th Jul 2016 Time : 9.30am – 2.30pm 
Venue : Torrens Campus, 1-5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks, NSW  Cost : 25
Contact : Rob McGowan : 02 9034 5161 / rmcgowan@laureate.net.au
Thinking of a career in Business, Events, Social Media, Digital Marketing? Join us for a Day in the Life and find out what the modern world of business is like!
This event typically sells out so students are advised to RSVP early to secure their place. Please see website to register:http://www.apm.edu.au/ 
**A discount code will be distributed to high school students before the event and can be used when purchasing tickets for 30% off 

School Holiday Workshop at UNSW Art & Design – Dyeing Fabrics
Date : 5th Jul 2016 Time : 10:00am-1:00pm Venue : UNSW Art & Design
Cost : FREE Contact : Damien Nedeljkovic : 02 8936 0870
Making Patterned Fabrics Using Dye
In this workshop, Associate Professor Liz Williamson will teach the traditional technique of Shibori, the historic and influential Japanese dyeing process that typically involves folding, twisting and bunching cloth and then dyeing it in indigo. 
Register now at https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/whats-on/events/july-holiday-workshops-for-high-school-students 

William Angliss Institute-School Holiday Trial-a-trade
Date : 5th Jul 2016 Time : 10am-12pm
Venue : Ground Floor, 26 – 32 Waterloo St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
Cost : FREE Contact : Anna Klingberg : annakl@angliss.edu.au /02 9125 5111
William Angliss Institute Sydney campus is offering a unique and exciting “Trial-a-trade” session for students this school holiday. It is a perfect opportunity for students to follow their passion, inspire their potential and discover new career paths in Cookery, Patisserie, Tourism, Events and Hospitality. Students will get information about our courses as well as hands-on experience on our campus for two hours. 
There are restricted numbers for these sessions, so register now at http://www.angliss.edu.au/register-for-trial-a-trade to save a spot! 
Please phone 02 9125 5111 or email Anna Klingberg, annakl@angliss.edu.au or Stacey Niu, staceyn@angliss.edu.au for more information.

William Blue College – Day in the life of a Chef, Event Manager and Hospitality Professional 
Date : 6th Jul 2016 Time : 9.30am – 2.30pm  Venue : 1-5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks, NSW 
Cost : $25 Contact : Rob McGowan : 02 9034 5161 / rmcgowan@laureate.net.au
High school students can experience what it’s like to work in a 5-star hotel, restaurant, events or travel business as well as find out the steps they need to take to get them there. 
This event typically sells out so students are advised to RSVP early to secure their place. 
**A discount code will be distributed to high school students before the event and can be used when purchasing tickets for 30% off. Please see website for more details: http://www.williamblue.edu.au/ 

Prelim & HSC Subject-Specific Lectures at Macquarie University
Date : 6th Jul 2016 Time : 10am – 12pm & 1pm-3pm
Venue : Macquarie University Cost : $20-$40
Contact : Shane Hardcastle : info@hscintheholidays.com.a 1300 677 336
A series of July Preliminary (Year 11) and HSC Trial Preparation Lectures are being held at Macquarie University from the 6th July-15th July. Over 30 subject-specific lectures in 18 of the most popular subjects, all presented by expert HSC teachers/markers. 
Students will receive expert advice on syllabus content and how to prepare most effectively for each exam. Comprehensive notes will also be provided.
Timetables, further details and registration can be found at https://hscintheholidays.com.au or call 1300 677 336.
University of Notre Dame – A Day in the Life of a Nursing Student
Date : 6th Jul 2016 Time : 10.30am – 2.00pm Venue : 160 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
Cost : FREE Contact : Anne-Maree McCarthy : (02) 8204 4404
Thinking of a career in Nursing? Join us for a Day in the Life of a Nursing Student and find out what it’s really like! Students attending the day will have the opportunity to meet academic staff, engage in clinical activities, experience a Nursing lecture and tour our campus. Lunch is provided.
Places are limited so to register or for more information visit www.notredame.edu.au 

Australian Catholic University (ACU) University Experience (Strathfield) – Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Date : 6th Jul 2016 Time : 9am-3pm Venue : Australian Catholic University – Strathfield Campus Cost : FREE Contact : Tony Ciccone : Futurestudy.Syd@acu.edu.au or 02 9739 2091
University Experience is a free program that gives you the opportunity to sample the degree of your choice. Get a taste of life at ACU by meeting academic staff and current students – and trying out the course you’re interested in. Register online at: www.acu.edu.au/uni-experience
ACU Strathfield Campus
25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

School Holiday Workshop at University of New South Wales (UNSW) Art & Design – Printmaking
Date : 7th Jul 2016 Time : 10:00am-1:00pm Venue : UNSW Art & Design
Cost : FREE Contact : Damien Nedeljkovic : d.nedeljkovic@unsw.edu.au
Experience the Printmaking Process of Etching
Master print-maker and renowned Australian artist, Michael Kempson, leads this workshop aimed at providing an overarching understanding of printmaking processes in general, including screen-printing, engraving, etching and lithography. 
Register now at https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/whats-on/events/july-holiday-workshops-for-high-school-students

Australian Catholic University (ACU) University Experience (North Sydney) – Friday, 8 July 2016
Date : 8th Jul 2016 Time : 9am-3pm
Venue : Australian Catholic University – North Sydney Campus Cost : FREE
Contact : Tony Ciccone : Futurestudy.Syd@acu.edu.au or 02 9739 2091
University Experience is a free program that gives you the opportunity to sample the degree of your choice. Get a taste of life at ACU by meeting academic staff and current students – and trying out the course you’re interested in. If you’re in Year 10, 11 or 12 and considering tertiary study, University Experience provides the perfect chance to explore your study options by living a day in the life of a university student. Register online at: www.acu.edu.au/uni-experience
ACU North Sydney Campus
40 Edward St, North Sydney NSW 2060

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Blog: How to prepare for the UMAT

http://unswfuturestudents.tumblr.com/post/120678297692/how-to-prepare-for-the-umat

 

University of Western Sydney (UWS) Advantage Schemes
The UWS Advantage is designed to provide prospective students with more opportunities to study at UWS. Students may receive up to 10 Bonus ATAR points qualifying for a range of UWS schemes including regional bonus points, subject bonus points, the early offer program, educational access scheme and the elite athlete and performer bonus scheme. 

http://uws.edu.au/informationabout/uwsadvantage

 

University of Sydney: Sydney College of the Arts Student Profiles

http://sydney.edu.au/sca/future-students/profiles.shtml

 

University of Technology Sydney (UTS): Handbook 2016 – Scholarships

Links are provided to a wide range of scholarships offered at UTS. Some of these include faculty scholarships, Vice-Chancellor’s scholarships, equity scholarships, diversity access, indigenous scholarships and more.

http://www.handbook.uts.edu.au/general/scholarships.html

 

University of Technology Sydney (UTS): Bachelor of Information Technology Co-operative Scholarship Program

Round 1 Applications Open: 24th April

Round 1 Applications Close: 19th June

Round 2 Applications Open: 15th July

Round 2 Applications Close: 30th September

The Bachelor of Information Technology Co-operative Scholarship Program provides students with $15, 500 per year of study, and two six month full-time industry placements with sponsor organisations. There are two rounds of applications in 2016 for the 2017 intake.

http://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/information-technology/essential-information/how-apply/how-apply-bit

 

Charles Sturt University Upcoming Webinars

14th June 2016, 4pm – 5pm – Bachelor of Medical Science

14th June 2016, 7pm – 8pm – Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition)

15th June 2016, 4pm – 5pm – Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

15th June 2016, 8pm – 9pm – Bachelor of Accounting

Learn about course content and career opportunities upon graduation. Previous webinars can also be viewed by letting CSU know which one you missed.

http://www.csu.edu.au/contacts/webinar

 

University of Wollongong (UOW) Information Evenings for Students and Parents

20th June 2016, 6pm – 8pm – Liverpool

21st June 2016, 6pm – 8pm – Parramatta

22nd June 2016, 6pm – 8pm – Bankstown

These sessions will provide students and parents with the opportunity to talk to university representatives about courses offered and university life.

https://www.uow.edu.au/future/events/index.html

 

Engineering & Technology Cadetships

Applications close: Fri 17th June 

A reminder that applications for the Engineering & Technology Cadetships (ETCAD) Program close on the 17th of June. The 2016 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.  

Information on the ETCAD Program may be found at www.etcad.com.au

 

University of Notre Dame – HSC Study Week
Date : 11th Jul 2016 Time : 9.00am – 3.00pm Venue : 104 Broadway, Chippendale  Cost : $290 Contact : Anne-Maree McCarthy : (02) 8204 4404
HSC Study Week is designed to give students the opportunity to maximise their performance in the HSC. The week (Monday 11 July – Friday 15 July 2016) is staffed by teachers who have many years of experience teaching and marking the NSW Higher School Certificate. They include senior teachers, head teachers, deputy principals and senior markers.
The HSC Study Week costs $290.00 per student.
For further information or to register visit www.notredame.edu.au 

HSC in the HolidaysACE the HSC program

Places are strictly limited and you must register prior to the event. Cost and other information at https://hscintheholidays.com.au (follow the links to the ACE the HSC program)

Cost : Contact : Shane Hardcastle : info@hscintheholidays.com.a 1300 677 336

The School for Excellence (TSFX) Trial Exam Revision Lectures

4th – 17th July 2016, The University of Sydney

Each lecture will cover the examinable materials for the course in detail. The subjects offered include Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, English Advanced, English Standard, General Mathematics, Legal Studies, Mathematics (2 Unit), Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Modern History, PDHPE, Physics.

http://www.tsfx.com.au/?hsc-program=trial-exam-preparation-lectures&utm_source=tsfx&utm_medium=email&utm_content=/

 

Mastering the Exams Lecture

19th June 2016, University of Sydney

This program is relevant to students in years 11 and 12. It aims to provide students with the best ways to prepare for exams, planning, addressing panic attacks and more.

http://www.tsfx.com.au/?hsc-program=mastering-the-exams-series-3&utm_source=tsfx&utm_medium=email&utm_content=/

 

The School for Excellence (TSFX) Exam Tip: HSC Exam Advice Chemistry

http://www.tsfx.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/HSC-Tip-5-2016-Exam-Advice-Chemistry-FINAL.pdf

 

The School for Excellence (TSFX) Exam Tip: HSC Exam Advice Modern History

http://www.tsfx.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/HSC-Tip-6-2016-Exam-Advice-Modern-History-FINAL.pdf

 

PDHPE and CAFS HSC Student Enrichment Days

The Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) NSW provides ongoing support and professional development activities for teachers and students in PDHPE throughout NSW.

To assist students prepare for their upcoming HSC exams, ACHPER NSW is running enrichment days for PDHPE and CAFS.

 HSC enrichment dates and venues for PDHPE:

  • Monday 20 June – Burwood RSL
  • Thursday 23 June – Westmead Hospital
  • Wednesday 20 July – Wollongong University
  • Tuesday 26 July – Video Conference

HSC enrichment dates and venues for CAFS:

  • Friday 24 June- Westmead
  • Wednesday 29 June – Newcastle University
  • Thursday 30 June – Burwood

For more information regarding these enrichment days visitwww.achpernsw.com.au/professional-learning/workshops/stage-6-pdhpe-enrichment-days/ or contact the ACHPER NSW Office on (02) 97875141.

 

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Interior Architecture Workshop
14th July 2016, 9:30am to 3pm, UNSW Kensington Campus
The interactive workshop will provide interested students with an insight into the work of an interior architect, with a focus on understanding the use of space. To register follow the link below.
https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/interior-architecture-workshop

 

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Architecture Workshop
15th July 2016, 9:30am to 3pm, UNSW Kensington Campus
The interactive workshop will provide interested students with an insight into the work of an architect, looking at how buildings are designed. To register follow the link below.
https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/architecture-workshop-1

 

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Landscape Architecture Workshop

15th July 2016, 9:30am to 3pm, Gallery, Ground Floor, West Wing, Red Centre Building, UNSW 
The interactive workshop will provide interested students with an insight into the work of a landscape architect, with a focus on how both the built and natural environment is managed. To register follow the link below.
https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/landscape-architecture-workshop

 

University of Sydney: Explore Engineering

11 – 13 July, The University of Sydney, Camperdown

The University of Sydney is delivering a workshop in the July school holidays for year 9 and 10 students interested in finding out more about engineering. Students will participate in hands-on activities and meet current engineers and engineering students. They will also be tasked with solving a real-life engineering problem and will get the opportunity to present their findings at the end of the workshop. Applications close 10 June.

For more information and to apply: http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/high-school/explore-engineering

 

TAFE Western School to TAFE
This brochure provides information on gap year options, career training, stepping stone to university and more.

https://www.tafewestern.edu.au/files/dmfile/Get-Skills-for-a-Better-Future_20151.pdf

 

St Patrick’s Institute of Education Open Day

12th June 2016

Open day provides the opportunity to speak to staff and obtain information on the courses offered.

http://www.spie.edu.au/

 

Sydney City School of Business Course Guide

http://www.top.edu.au/future-students/careers-advisers

 

Sydney City School of Law Course Guide

http://www.top.edu.au/future-students/careers-advisers

 

ADF Information Sessions

Army Reserve – 21st June 2016, Wollongong

Defence Careers – 21st June 2016, Parramatta

Defence Force Academy – 22nd June 2016, Parramatta

Fitness – 29th June 2016, Newcastle

https://www.facebook.com/DefenceJobsAustralia/events  

 

HSC in the Holidays 
There are numerous resources available that are subject specific and also general study tips. Seminars for students and parents in years 10 to 12 also run at various times throughout the year to assist students with their study.

https://hscintheholidays.com.au

 

Please note: Information regarding HSC Seminars / Courses etc in the Careers News is included for your information. This is not an endorsement or recommendation by the College. You will need to make your own enquiries and judgements regarding what is on offer.   

 

 

 

 

Viviene Gereige

Vocational Learning Coordinator