Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) News July 2016

Please see the UAC News for July 2016. It includes important information for Yr 12 stud nets including:

  • Key dates for 2016–17 admissions
  • Open days in 2016
  • Year 12 checklist for applying through UAC

Go to  file:///I:/Careers%202016/Term%203%202016/UAC%20News%20July%202016.pdf

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

Year 12 students received their copy through Homeroom before their Trial Exams. They should be receiving their UAC PIN soon via mail.


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

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

Other useful resources available from Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)

All About UAC for Parents (2016 edition) – Go to:

Frequently Asked Questions About the ATAR (2016 edition) – Go to:

Career Investigation – Year 10 Careers

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

MHSCAREERS Website – Access for parents and students

Parents and students have access for 2016 to the mhscareers website via a school subscription. To view the ‘news’ pages and the ‘calendar’, go the website at:

Login with: Bethany  Password: bth4

mhscareers calendar
You can also view their calendar by going to the calendar at: and select the State NSW.

Further information and events go to for all events

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.

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 Wollongong (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.

Australian Institute of Fitness: Open Day NSW & ACT

Parramatta – 20th August 2016, 10am to 3pm, Ground Floor, 87 Marsden Street, Parramatta

St Leonards – 20th August 2016, 10am to 3pm, Ground Floor, 40 Oxley Street, St Leonards

Newcastle – 13th August 2016, 10am to 3pm, 12/54 Clyde St, Hamilton North

Canberra – 13th August 2016, 10am to 3pm, 11 Irving Street, Phillip

Learn what it’s like to be a student at the Australian Institute of Fitness by visiting a campus and speaking to staff.

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
Learn all about our courses in Journalism, Advertising and Business from expert lecturers who are working in the industry.
Register your attendance via our booking form: 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

SEDA Open Day

23rd August and 10th September 2016, 10am to 11am, NCIE 180 George St Redfern

SEDA is a private secondary college for students in years 11 and 12. They offer non-ATAR HSC courses, with a focus on students who engage with learning through sport and music.

To RSVP contact,

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.

Date : 27th Aug 2016 Time : 10.30-2.30 Venue :  – Sydney Campus
Cost : FREE Contact : Karen : 20 8241 8899
On the day you will take a campus tour, undertake a focused overview on your course of interest, speak first-hand with current students, scholarship winners and the Heads of JMC Academy’s Music, Audio, Animation, Game Design, Film and Television, Digital Design (Sydney and Melbourne only) and Entertainment Business Management departments. You’ll also be able to view student work, listen to bands, view student films and even see live audio and film production in action. 

The University of Sydney Open Day 2016

Saturday 27 August, 9am – 4pm

To find out more and register for Open Day updates, visit 

Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT) Open Day
Date : 27th Aug 2016 Time : 10.00am – 2.00pm Venue : SIBT 
Cost : FREE Contact : Emma Hughes :
SIBT Open Day

Sat 29th August, 9.30am – 12.30pm, Level 1, 11 York Street, Sydney

Attend an information session on diploma programs and pathway options, participate in one-to-one consultations, meet with current and past SIBT students.

Australian National University (ANU) Open Day
Date : 27th Aug 2016 Time : 10am-4pm Venue : ANU campus Cost : FREE
Contact : ANU Student Recruitm :
Everything ANU will be on show on Saturday 27 August.
Find out more information at

Australian Catholic University (ACU) Canberra Open Day – Saturday, 27 August 2016, 9am-4pm
Date : 27th Aug 2016 Time : 9am-4pm
Venue : Australian Catholic University – Canberra Campus  Cost : FREE
Contact : Amelia Munro : or 02 6209 1295
Visit: ACU Canberra Campus Cnr Phillip Ave and Antill St, Watson ACT 2602

Western Sydney University Sydney City Campus – Open Day
Date : 28th Aug 2016 Time : 10.00am – 2.00pm
Venue : Western Sydney University Sydney City Campus Cost : FREE
Contact : Emma Hughes :

Western Sydney University Open Day 
Date : 28th Aug 2016 Time : 10am to 2pm
Venue : Western Sydney University Parramatta South campus Cost : FREE
Contact : Allison Slade :
Open Day provides the opportunity for students and their parents to speak to current University students and academic staff, experience the range of courses available at Western Sydney University through interactive workshops and presentations, learn about scholarships, The Academy, pathway programs and further opportunities to pursue their aspirations. For more information please visit

The University of Sydney: Applications for the Future Leaders Scheme now open

Following the success of the first year of our Dux Scheme, we have expanded the scheme to include School Captains under what will now be called the Future Leaders Scheme. Schools can now nominate eligible students who will be rewarded for their commitment to leadership and academic excellence by gaining a guaranteed place at the University of Sydney. For more information:

University of Tasmania Open Day

Rozelle – 28th August 2016, 10am to 3pm

Darlinghurst – 27th August 2016, 10am to 3pm

Open day will provide the opportunity for prospective students to explore the campuses and find out more about courses and career options.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Open Day

Sat 27th August 2016, 9am to 2pm, Macquarie street

Receive one-on-one advice, attend a lecture or masterclass, and bring an instrument to participate in the wind symphony and choir performances.

Contact: 1800 793 864

University of Wollongong First Year Accommodation Guarantee

The University of Wollongong offers first year students from outside the Wollongong region a guaranteed place at one of their university residences. UOW Living has a range of living options—catered, self-catered, single rooms, twin share, units and studios—and all are either on campus or a short distance from campus.

Top Education Institute Open Day
Date : 1st Sep 2016 Time : 2:00pm – 7:00pm Cost : FREE
Venue : Bay 4, Locomotive St, Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh NSW 2015
Contact : Fernando : / 02 9209 4888
Prospective students are welcome to come with their friends and relatives, and learn more about our undergraduate degrees in law, business, accounting, finance marketing and Public Relations. 
Attendees will also be able to discover the possibilities as PwC and TOP Education join forces. We will have fun activities, workshops, great food and prizes. See you on Thursday 1 September 2016 from 2pm to 7pm. Visit

Australian Catholic University (ACU) North Sydney Open Day – Saturday, 3 September 2016, 8.30am-2.30pm
Date : 3rd Sep 2016 Time : 8.30am-2.30pm Cost : FREE
Venue : Australian Catholic University – North Sydney Campus
Contact : Tony Ciccone : or 02 9739 2091
Open Day is a great way to find out everything you need to know about studying at ACU.  Visit: ACU North Sydney Campus 40 Edward St, North Sydney NSW 2060

JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism

Applications close 30th September

Prospective university students looking to enrol in a degree relevant to rural affairs and who possess a passion for rural journalism are encouraged to apply. The award includes a scholarship of $10,000 and practical work experience with the winning article to be published in a major rural publication.

NSW Government: Fee-Free Scholarships

Young people (aged 15 – 30) who meet the Smart and Skilled Fee-free scholarship criteria will be eligible for a government subsidy which covers their Smart and Skilled course fee. To be eligible for the scholarship, prospective students have to study a Certificate I, Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV level qualification on the NSW Skills List, and be either a Commonwealth Welfare recipient or the dependent of a Commonwealth Welfare recipient.

South Western Sydney Institute TAFE Open Day

Granville College – 27th August 2016, 10am to 2pm

Campbelltown College – 3rd September 2016, 10am to 2pm

Open day will provide prospective students with the opportunity to learn more about the study options available, tour the campus, take part in hands on activities, attend career information sessions and more.

Flight Centre Travel Academy Information Session

Level 13, 33 Berry Street, North Sydney

Flight Centre Travel Academy allows student to participate in real-world training in a blended online and offline model. Information sessions are held regularly throughout the year. To register your interest in attending one, fill out the form in the link below.

CLJA is now CLET

College for Law & Justice Administration is now College for Law, Education & Training.  Online courses include Police Preparation courses and Justice Studies from Cert II to Advanced Diploma level.

National Art School Open Day

Sat 29th August, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Explore real working artist studios, take part in a range of interactive art workshops, attend information sessions and view the campus.

Moore Theological College Open Day

24th September 2016, 9:30am to 1:30pm, Broughton Knox Teaching Centre, 15 King Street Newtown.

The day includes mini lectures, residential and library tours, information on course details and more.

Le Cordon Bleu Open Day

1st September 2016, 2pm to 5pm,

Open day includes a campus tour, career booths, information about scholarships, tasting and culinary demonstrations. To register for the event or find out more follow the link below.

Airbrush Ventori

Airbrush Ventori courses teach the skill of airbrushing all around Australia.

My Health Career: How Long Does It Take to Become a Fully Qualified Doctor?

Fair Work Ombudsman: Young Workers & Students

This webpage outlines the responsibilities and rights of young people and students in the workplace. Information can also be found on starting a job, beginning an apprenticeship or traineeship, and ending employment.

Career Quiz

This quiz will help you identify what types of work you most like doing.  A Career Quiz app can also be downloaded free from the iTunes app store and Google Play by searching for ‘Career Quiz Australia’.

Employment Outlook to November 2019

The Department of Employment’s annual employment projections forecast the job outlook by industry, occupation, skill level and region for the following five years to November 2019.

What do employers really want?

The Brother John Taylor Memorial Prize

The Brother John Taylor Memorial Prize is presented each year to a student or students who have overcome significant hardship to attain academic excellence in their HSC. The recipient receives a grant, trophy and certificate.

Nominations can be made well before HSC results are released.

Contact: Maureen Stevens on (02) 9367 8309 or 

Young Carer 2017 Bursary Program

Young carers who will be at secondary school in 2017 can apply for this bursary program. It is intended to ease the strain of part-time work for people who are carers and also attending school. Applications close 14th September.

Traineeships and apprenticeships with Australian Training Company

Current traineeships and apprenticeships available at Australian Training Company

Please see the attached for a number of opportunities including an Accounting Traineeship in the Sutherland area. 


Other events

Further information and events go to for all events

Wed 10th August:

The 2016 Hornsby Apprenticeship and Traineeship Expo 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Australian Institute of Music: Information Nights 6:00 pm

Thu 11th August:

Sydney Science Festival 11th – 21st August 2016

Women in Physics tour

Fri 12th August: 

National ICT Week

National Student Volunteer Week

Women in Physics tour

Sat 13th August:

Billy Blue College of Design Open Day 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

CATC Design Events 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

UOW Open Day Wollongong Campus 10:00 am – 4:00 pmSun 14th August:

AIE Open Day 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

International College of Management Open Day 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 Mon 15th August:

Charles Sturt University: 2016 Parent Information Evenings

Kings & Tara Tertiary Night, Parramatta

UTS Science in Focus: STEM Day

Tue 16th August:

St Ives High School Combined Careers Market

UTS Science in Focus: Inside the forensic world

 Accounting Traineeship - Sutherland (2)


2016 Apprenticeships


Viviene Gereige

Vocational Learning Coordinator