Lunchtime Careers Talks Term 2 2016

The following Lunchtime Careers Talks have been arranged for Year 12 students. Information on such things as early entry schemes, scholarships, courses, bonus points, pathways as well as publications including Undergraduate Guides 2017 and other information will be made available to students. Yr 12 Students are encouraged to attend.

These will be presented by the University representatives.  


Lunchtime Careers Talks Term 2 2016













UAC News Mar 2016 (UAC – University Admissions Centre)

What’s inside: 

  • Medicine and Medical Sciences – special entry requirements 
  • University news 
  • Out and about with UAC 
  • UAC key dates for 2016–17 admissions 
  • Open days for 2016

UAC news Mar 2016 is attached below. You can access the UAC News on the UAC website at:


Educational Access Scheme (EAS), Equity Scholarships and the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)

These following three programs are managed by the University Admissions Centre (UAC) and are relevant for Year 12 students thinking of applying to University in 2017. Updated information specifically for this year is not yet available on the UAC website howeverst year’s information will provide students and parents with an understanding of the nature of each of the programs.

  1. Educational Access Scheme

The Educational Access Scheme (EAS) that has been available is available for students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage as a result of circumstances beyond their control or choosing. Categories of disadvantage considered in the past include: 

  • disrupted schooling; 
  • financial hardship; 
  • home environment; 
  • English language difficulty; 
  • personal illness/disability;
  • refugee status; 
  • and school environment ​ (including Distance education)

To be eligible for EAS consideration your educational performance must have been seriously affected, normally for a period of at least six months during Year 11 and/or 12 or equivalent, due to circumstances beyond your control and choosing. Some institutions set aside a certain number of places for eligible EAS applicants, some institutions allocate bonus points to eligible EAS applicants.

Information on EAS is found on the UAC website at note:  Information currently on the UAC website is for university entry 2016. Details for 2017 will be updated later in the year.

​The 2015-2016 EAS Booklet is still up on the website and contains all the information as for last year. This, however, will give students an idea of what is required. Last year the form was available in August and was due in September.


  1. Equity Scholarships

Equity Scholarships assist financially disadvantaged students with the costs associated with higher education. Information regarding this is available on the UAC: The information has not been updated for this year however, it will give you some idea of the eligibility requirements and the application requirements.

Last year, application forms were available in August. Details for this year will be made available as it becomes available. You can also check the UAC website for further / updated information.

  1. Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS)

 Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) are one way institutions make early offers to current Australian Year 12 students who have applied for undergraduate admission  through UAC. Further information is available on the UAC website at

​The information has yet to be updated for 2017. This will be updated throughout the year. 


University of Sydney New in 2017 Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management

The Faculty of Pharmacy will introduce a new five-year Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management degree. This innovative course provides students with a unique combination of pharmacy as well as business knowledge and skills.   

For further details, go to: /


Ernst and Young Sydney Cadetship Program

Applications open Mon 23 May and close Wed 24 June

Ernst and Young Cadetship program provides high school graduates the opportunity to combine full time work with part-time study. Cadets will gain valuable experience working within the organization and with clients, ensuring they graduate from university a step ahead of their peers.
Cadetships may be available for students in business, commerce, law, information technology, information systems and computer science degrees.

For further information go to:—Programs

Information Sessions We will be running Information Sessions in Sydney in June. For more information, visit


The Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) is a cooperative (Scholarship) education program in Accounting  BAcc Information Evening

BAcc Information Evening: Tuesday 17 May 6.30 – 7.30pm. More information is still to be published.

The Bachelor of Accounting is a cooperative education program in accounting. It is an intensive course offered in conjunction with major employers. Students complete a compulsory first major in accounting and receive a scholarship and full-time work training.

This course is a specialist degree for high-achieving students who view an accounting career as an excellent foundation for future business leadership. All students in the course receive a scholarship of up to $51,000 over three years and a year of full-time industry experience, and are encouraged to complete a second major or sub-major in another business discipline. Historically the course has a graduate employment rate greater than 95 per cent.


Meet The Business Leader 2016 (Cadetships and scholarships information)

Register are open. Register asap as places are limited. 

Date: Wednesday May 11 

Venue: 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. Plus, find further information about scholarship programs and business programs from attending universities.

For further information and to register, go to: Register asap as places are limited.


Defence Jobs Australia: Information Sessions
Parramatta: Women in Defence Information Session – 5th April 2016, 6:30pm

Parramatta: ADF Fitness Information Session – 6th April 2016, 6:30pm

Wollongong: Women in Defence Information Session – 12th April 2016, 6pm

Sydney: Army Reserve Information Session – 12th April 2016, 6:30pm

Wollongong: Defence Careers Information Session – 13th April 2016, 6pm

Parramatta: Army Officer Information Session – 13th April 2016, 6:30pm

Parramatta: Trade Careers Information Session – 18th April 2016, 6:30pm

Wollongong: Army Reserve Information Session – 19th April 2016, 6pm


Bradfield Senior College Workshops


Interstate Events

 Bond University Experience Day – Year 11 & 12

Date: 9th Apr 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Venue: Bond University, Qld
Cost: FREE Contact: Kayla Warner: / 0418 556 880
Bond will be hosting an exciting 1 day event for interstate students to experience life at Bond first-hand. 

The cost for BU-X is $99 and includes:
• Return airfare to the Gold Coast
• Pick-up and return to the Gold Coast airport
• Lunch and light refreshments
• Campus tour
• Presentations from our faculties and staff

Paid places are strictly limited and via invitation only so please ask interested students to contact me directly. 

  • Scholarship Application Open – Bond University

Date: 1st Apr 2016 Time: All Day Contact: Kayla Warner: / 0418 556 880
Bond University’s Scholarship Program encompasses a range of awards available to both Australian and international school leavers. 

  • UQ

Information Day in Sydney – 2nd May 2016, 3:30pm to 6pm, Mercure Sydney

The event will provide the chance for prospective students to find out more about programs, entry requirements, how to apply, how to accept an offer and accommodation options.


  • SCU: Suit Up Careers Day

31st May 2016, 9:45am to 2pm, Gold Coast Campus

This event is for students interested in Business, IT, Tourism and Law. The day includes interactive workshops, a chance to hear from graduates and a Q and A panel. This may be of interest to students on the north coast of NSW.

For further information contact Peter Marshall, call: 07 5589 3015 or email:



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 New South Wales (UNSW) Engineering Link Holiday Workshops

18th to 19th April 2016, 9am to 4pm, UNSW Kensington Campus

The workshops are aimed at students in years 11 and 12. The days will involve students being guided by professionals to solve problems in a variety of disciplines in engineering.


U.S. Undergraduate and Sport Scholarship Information Sessions

13th and 22nd April 2016, 1:30pm to 4pm, US Consulate General, Level 10 MLC Centre, 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney

The session will provide information on undergraduate applications in the US and sport scholarships. These are for high school students and parents interested in studying in the US. RSVP is required for the event.


APM College: Course Guide


Sydney Flight College Theory Courses

PPL Theory Course – 9th April 2016

This course runs over five weeks, on Saturdays, from 9am to 4pm.

CPL Flight Rules and Air Law – 18th to 22nd April 2016

This course is run over five days at Ultimo, from 9am to 5pm.

BAK Theory Course – 30th April 2016

This course runs over five weeks, on Saturdays, from 9am to 4pm.


Tue 12th April:

Western Sydney University Campus Experience (Campbelltown Campus) 3:00 pm


University of Sydney: HSC Essay Writing Course

18th to 22nd April 2016, 1:30pm to 5pm

4th to 8th July 2016, 1:30pm to 5pm

11th to 15th July 2016, 1:30pm to 5pm

These courses cover structuring text, organizing information, writing introduction, developing supporting paragraphs and writing conclusions. To book a place, follow the link below.


UTS: Discover Sessions


28th April 2016, 5:30pm


16th June 2016, 5:30pm

20th July 2016, 5:30pm

16th November 2016, 5:30pm

These sessions include interactive workshops that allow anyone interested in a career in nursing or midwifery to attend and find out more about the courses and potential career paths.


Billy Blue College of Design: Open Day
30th April 2016, 10am to 2pm, 46-52 Mountain St, Ultimo, NSW 2007
Open day provides the opportunity for interested students to hear from industry experts, participate in workshops, talk to lecturers and current students and more. Registration for the day is free.


William Blue: Open Day
30th April 2016, 10am to 2pm, 1 Hickson Rd, The Rocks, NSW

Open day will include the chance to meet lecturers and current students, speak to career advisors, workshops, with complimentary coffee. Registrations are now open for the day.


University of New South Wales (UNSW): Career Paths in Music, Theatre and Performance

31st May 2016, 6pm to 7:30pm, Io Myers Studio, UNSW Kensington

The event will provide information on career paths in the music, theatre and performance disciplines, there will be a panel discussion and Q and A session.


University of Wollongong: HSC Study Days

Business Studies – 21st June 2016, 9:45am to 2:15pm

Economics – 6th September 2016, 9:45am to 2:15pm

These study days are free and provide information from experts at the University and tips and strategies to help students improve results.


University of Sydney: Camden Open Day

10th June 2016, 9:30am to 2:25pm, 410 Werombi Road, Camden, NSW

The open day is aimed at students in years 9 and 10, with workshops throughout the day in the natural science areas that are offered on the Camden Campus. The cost is $15 per student.

For further information contact Science Alliance, call: 9114 0825 or email:


University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Law Information Evening

22nd June 2016, 6pm to 8pm

The evening will include information on entry pathways, scholarships, practice-orientated learning, student life and international experiences. To register follow the link below.


University of New South Wales (UNSW) Indigenous Winter School

4th to 9th July 2016

Applications are now open for winter school; these are open to indigenous students in years 10, 11 and 12 who are interested in tertiary education. The residential program provides an opportunity to experience university life. The program is free for the students and there are a variety of subject areas offered.


Careers Market Dates

Sutherland Shire Tertiary Information Day, Sutherland Entertainment Centre – 28th April 2016

St Ignatius’ College Careers Expo, Lane Cove – 9th May 2016

Western Sydney Try a Trade & Careers Market, Penrith – 25th to 26th May 2016

HSC & Careers Expo, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park – 2nd to 5th June 2016

Western Sydney Careers Expo, Sydney Olympic Park – 16th to 19th June 2016

Careers Search, WSU, Milperra – 29th June 2016

St Ives High School Combined Careers Market, St Ives – 16th August 2016

The Hills Grammar Tertiary Awareness Day, Kenthurst – 17th August 2016

Cherrybrook Technology High School Tertiary Evening – 17th August 2016


REINSW Certificate of Registration
For those interested in a career as a real estate agent, the Certificate course will provide the required skills and knowledge for the industry. For further information call (02) 9264 2343 or email 

Hobsons Course Finder: Uni Myths Debunked

CareerMe App

CareerMe is a free app for young people that helps plan career paths and find job opportunities. It has information about which skills are required for different industries and training requirements and opportunities. It is available for Apple and Android.

Construct My Career

This resource provides news and information on the construction and property services industry. The website aims to showcase the breadth of careers available in the construction and property industry, while highlighting education and participation opportunities such as scholarships and mentor programs.


Australian Electoral Commission: Enrol to Vote
Students who are already 18 or turning 18 this year should consider adding their details to the electoral roll to ensure they are able to vote with a pending Federal election.


Local Government Careers

This website aims to help you understand about the diverse range of careers on offer at Local Government (also known as Councils) and provides information on the training required.


Study Tips: Flashcards, Mind-maps and more


Hobsons Course Finder: How Facebook Can Help (or Hurt) A Student’s Job Prospects


TSFX: HSC Study Tips – Top Tips from Past Year 12 Students


Urban Planning Resource

A website that provides information on the careers and study options in urban planning.


Sydney TAFE Degrees

Sydney TAFE offers Bachelor and Associate Degrees in a range of subject areas including accounting, applied finance, applied management and property valuation. These degrees provide the opportunity to gain skills, real world experience, to study on your terms and the opportunity to make connections.


Academy of Information Technology (AIT): Free Digital Workshops

16th April 2016, 9:30am to 4pm

30th April 2016, 9:30am to 4pm

28th May 2016, 9:30am to 4pm

25th June 2016, 9:30am to 4pm

The sessions offered on these dates include intro to game design, intro to concept art, intro to film editing and intro to 3D animation.


Diploma of Aviation

13th July 2016

The course is divided into four pathways, with the next intake for pathway 1 starting on the 13th of July. The four pathways are for different levels of flyers, with the option for beginners, those with private licences and commercial licences holders to complete the course. Job Insights uploaded a series of articles that provide insights into various careers.


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Viviene Gereige

Vocational Learning Coordinator