Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Guide 2016-17 – For Year 12 Students 2016

Year 12 students received their copy through Homeroom..


An outline of Open Days for 2016 is available on the UAC website:

A copy of this is also found at the end of this newsletter.


All About Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for 2016: Year 11 and 12 Students

This guide provides information about UAC including university applications, a university course listing, the HSC and ATARs.

For an online copy go to

A number of hard copies are available from the Careers Room. See Ms Gereige


Career Investigation – Year 10 Careers

Year 10 students are conducting a ‘Career Investigation’ as part of their Careers lessons. These should be completed by the Year 10 Information Evening in Week 4 to assist in the subject selection process.  Parents/Carers may be interested in working through this with the student.


University of Sydney E12 Scheme

The Early Offer Year 12 (E12) scheme makes your path to uni easier, even before the HSC exams start.  If you apply successfully, we will hold a place at the University of Sydney for you.  As long as you meet some conditions, such as the E12 ATAR cut-offs (which are lower than standard ATARs) and the HSC subject requirements for your preferred course, you’ll have a definite place when results come out. Applications are open and close on 2 September.


Scholarship Application Close – Bond University
Date : 31st Jul 2016 Time : 11:59 pm
Contact : Kayla Warner : / 0418 556 880
Bond offers a number of full-fee and part-fee scholarships to the best and brightest applicants each semester and are designed to reward and encourage students who have excelled in the areas of academia, leadership, community and sporting.

University of Wollongong (UOW)  Early Admission Applications Open
Date : 1st Aug 2016 Time : 0900
Contact : Kevin Rhodes :
UOW Early Admission Applications open on August 1.
Students can apply for Early Admission at
Early Admission applications are also being taken for the UOW South Western Sydney campus – opening in 2017.

Parent Information Evening
Date : 3rd Aug 2016 Time : 6:00pm
Venue : Western Sydney University – Penrith campus  Cost : FREE
Contact : Monica Bain :
Parent Information Evenings will be held on Western Sydney University campuses in July and August. Join us from 6pm for one-on-one consultations with our staff and students; the official program will begin at 6.30pm.
• Parramatta campus – Thursday, 21 July 2016
• Campbelltown campus – Tuesday, 26 July 2016
• Penrith campus – Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Register to attend one of the Parent Information Evenings at or for more information please email the Prospective Students Unit at

La Trobe University Sydney Campus Open Day
Date : 4th Aug 2016 Time : 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue : Level 10, 11 York Street SYDNEY 2000 Cost : FREE
Contact : Erin Keech : 
Our friendly staff will give you a tour of our modern premises and answer any questions you might have about our Diploma, Bachelor and Masters programs.

SAE Sydney Campus Open Day
Date : 6th Aug 2016 Time : 11am – 3pm Venue : SAE Sydney Campus
Cost : FREE Contact : SAE Sydney Staff :
We’re opening the doors to our, state-of-the-art Sydney campus. If you’re considering studying creative media, now is the time to speak to our experienced team, and pursue your passion in this dynamic and expanding industry.
Where: Level 1, 11-17 York Street, Sydney, NSW
Phone: 02 8241 5200 
Email: Please register on the link:

Australian Catholic University (ACU) – Early Achievers’ Program – Applications open 8 August and close October, 2016
Date : 8th Aug 2016 Time : 9am Venue : Australian Catholic University 
ACU recognises that you have more to offer than your academic results. Our Early Achievers’ Program considers the contribution you have made to your community through your school or workplace, local community organisation, cultural and/or religious group. Applications open 8 August and close October, 2016. For more information please visit

University of Wollongon (UOW) Open Day
Date : 13th Aug 2016 Time : 10.00am Venue : UOW Main Campus, Wollongong
Cost : FREE Contact : Liz Clark :
See where we learn, live and play at UOW! We’ll be running tours of Wollongong, the UOW campus and our accommodation all day. Register for updates at and we’ll let you know when the schedule is set so you can start planning your UOW Open Day.

Academy of Interactive Entertainment – Open Day
Date : 14th Aug 2016 Time : 10am to 3pm Venue : Wattle Street, Ultimo
Cost : FREE Contact : Simon Freeman :
Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at an AIE Open Day. Sydney, Melbourne Canberra and Adelaide campuses will be opening their doors to visitors eager to find out about full-time and part-time courses.
For more information head to

Macleay College Open Day
Date : 20th Aug 2016 Time : 9.30am – 1pm Venue : Macleay College
Cost : FREE Contact : Laura Parker : / 0412346726
Open Day is your opportunity to experience the Macleay College difference.
*Register your attendance via our booking form: If you have any questions please contact our team on 1300 939 888 or contact Adriana Kind on -477 719 450 or at

Le Cordon Bleu OPEN DAY
Date : 20th Aug 2016 Time : 10 am – 3pm
Venue : Le Cordon Bleu Campus 250 Blaxland Rd Ryde Cost : FREE
Contact : Terry Patriarca : /0428546663
Le Cordon Bleu’s Annual Open Day.
A hands on experience to showcase the skills, courses & outcomes that are provided by the Worlds leading Culinary and Hospitality educator.
The event is free.
For further information please contact Terry Patriarca – Mob# 0428 546 663

Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) Information Evening
Date : 24th Aug 2016 Time : 6pm  Cost : FREE
Venue : Level 5, 11 York St Sydney, NSW 2000 (above Wynyard Station)
Contact : Carolyn Chandler : 9964 6173
Established in 1983, ACAP offers on-campus, online and blended delivery courses in psychology, counselling, social science, social work, youth work, case management and coaching. Our Counselling degrees are accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and our Psychology degrees are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). ACAP’s Social Work courses have been provisionally accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), the body that sets the benchmarks for professional education and practice in social work. ACAP’s free information session will feature talks from teachers, students and alumni. RSVP at or call 1800 061 199.

Medicine at University of Queensland

There are a few different entry pathways and requirements, depending on who you are and what experience you have previously had. To make things simple we have a walk-through which clearly explains the application process for UQ’s Doctor of Medicine.


University of NSW (UNSW) Luminocity

28th August – 6th October 2016, UNSW Built Environment, Ground Floor Gallery

The showcase will display work from current students and graduates. It will also provide the opportunity to explore various career options.


Notre Dame Getting the Most Out of Year 12

30th September 2016, 9am to 12:30pm, 104 Broadway, Chippendale

The event is for current year 11 students and will help develop skills to achieve success in the HSC. To register for the event, follow the link below. For further information contact, or call 02 8204 4404.


McDonald’s Ready for Work Booklet
This online resource aims to provide young people with information that can assist them with preparing for their first paid job. The booklet provides information about skills needed, resume building, superannuation, tax file numbers, and more.


A Career as a Veterinarian

This website gives an overview of the career of the veterinarian and the salary range that a new graduate might expect. The site also provides a list of Australian universities that facilitate the Bachelor of Veterinary Science.


Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship

As from 1 July 2016, Smart and Skilled fee-free scholarships are being extended to people experiencing domestic or family violence. This measure is an extension of the Fee-Free Scholarship Program for Smart and Skilled to help people across New South Wales gain financial independence and stability.


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Viviene Gereige

Vocational Learning Coordinator