Changes to university entry standards for future teachers

From 2016, prospective students will need to meet increased academic standards to be offered a place in a NSW accredited undergraduate teaching degree.    

What are the new prerequisites for a 4 year undergraduate teaching degree?

From 2016, entrants to an accredited undergraduate teaching degree will need:

  • a minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English or
  • to complete bridging units equivalent to a minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including English, as approved by BOSTES before entry or
  • to enter via an alternative pathway as advised by their university and approved by BOSTES.

What about HSC extension courses where a Band 5 result is not available?

Band E3 or above results for HSC extension courses will meet the prerequisites for entry to a teaching degree. For more details go to:

Please go to individual University websites for their entry details based on these new entry standards. Some Universities are still in the process of finalising the relevant details.

UTS – The Bachelor of Accounting Co-op Scholarship Program

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 $46,500 scholarship over the three years, a year of full-time industry experience and are encouraged to complete a second major or sub-major in another business discipline. Historically, it has a graduate employment rate greater than 95 per cent.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

This is an intensive scholarship course for current school leavers. Special application and selection procedures apply, including an early closing date for applications. Full details on application and selection are available from the Bachelor of Accounting website at:  Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Round 1 Applications close: 5 June 2015

Round 2 Applications close: 23 October 2015

UTS Bachelor of Accounting Information Evening

Tue 19th May, 6.30pm – 7.30pm, UTS City Broadway

UTS Bachelor of Information Technology Coop scholarship program

This is a cooperative education scholarship program in computer information systems, developed by UTS in cooperation with a group of leading organisations. It differs from other cooperative education courses in that, during the industry-based semesters, students follow a structured program designed jointly by UTS and the employer group, including formal coursework delivered by industry.

There are a limited number of places available in this course according to the number of industry sponsors each year. If selected for this course, students receive a total scholarship of around $46,500 for the duration of the course.

This intensive course includes two six-month industry-based semesters with different industry sponsors. For further information go to:

UNSW Co-op Scholarship Program

There are a number of scholarships under the Co-op Scholarship program. For more details, go to:

UNSW Guaranteed Entry program

Guaranteed Entry: UNSW can tell you today what selection rank will guarantee you a place in a particular degree here at UNSW.

On the following website, you will find a booklet with the Guaranteed Selection Ranks for all our degrees in 2016. Your selection rank is made up of both your raw ATAR and any bonus points you may be eligible for.

The University of Notre Dame – MBBS Information Session

Date : 22nd Mar 2015 Time : 12:00pm
Venue : 160 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Cost : FREE
Those considering studying the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) commencing in 2016 are invited to attend an information session at our purpose-built Darlinghurst campus. 
The session is designed to help you find out more about the admissions process, an overview of course content, meet current students and tour our facilities.

Professional Cadetships Australia 2016 Cadetship Programs

Business Cadetship applications are now open and close Wed 13th May

Engineering and Technology Cadetship applications open: Tue 28th April

Engineering and Technology Cadetship applications close: Fri 12th June

PCA offers cadetships in business, engineering and technology for Year 12 students who will be attending University in 2016. Participants for the programs will be chosen based on their academic effort and achievement, transferable skills, evidence of leadership potential, team involvement, work experience and personal motivation. 

UTS 2016 Course Guides Now Available Online There are also copies available now in the Careers Room.

Bonus Points at ACU

Bethany College students will automatically receive 5 bonus points through the School Relationship Bonus when applying through UAC and listing an ACU course as a preference. Also, students may additionally receive up to 5 additional bonus points through the ACU Subject Bonus. In total, students can receive a maximum of 10 bonus points across Access ACU and the ACU Subject Bonus. For further information regarding ACU bonus points, go to:

If you have a selection rank at or above the published Guaranteed Selection Rank, you’ll receive an offer to study at UNSW in the 2016 UAC Main Round. For a copy of the booklet ( and for further information:

Defence Force Australia Information Sessions

Sydney – Royal Military College: Thu 19th March, 6.30pm

Sydney – ADF Fitness Information Session: Mon 23rd March, 6.30pm

Parramatta – Pilot Careers: Wed 25th March, 6.30pm

CSIRO Work Experience

CSIRO offers high school science students (years 10-12) the chance to gain first-hand experience of core research in a scientific environment. Students will gain an insight into the CSIRO and the science industry whilst gaining relevant work experience. 

Please see Ms Gereige if interested.

Defence Jobs Australia: Medical, Travel Opportunities Leave and Superannuation

This article outlines some of the travel and career opportunities available to those serving in the Army. The article also outlines the leave, superannuation, and medical treatment enlisted personnel are entitled to receive.

Med Entry UMAT Preparation Courses

Each year Med Entry holds courses to assist students in their preparation for the UMAT Test.

Sydney: Fri 3rd April – Sat 4th April, University of Technology

Sydney: Sun 5th April – Mon 6th April, University of Technology

Wollongong: Mon 6th April – Tue 7th April, St Mary Star of the Sea College

Sydney: Wed 15th April – Thu 16th April, Macquarie University

Canberra: Sat 25th April – Sun 26th April, Australian National University

Newcastle: Sat 16th May – Sun 17th May, Newcastle Grammar School

Sydney: Sat 30th May – Sun 31st May, University of Technology

Sydney: Sat 20th June – Sun 21st June, Macquarie University

Sydney: Mon 29th June – Tue 30th June, University of Technology

Sydney: Sat 25th July – Sun 26th July, University of Technology

Sydney Design School Information Session

Date : 26th Mar 2015 Time : 6pm
Venue : Level 2, 40 Oxley Street, St Leonards
Cost : FREE
Contact : Julie Knox : (02) 9436 1902
Come along and find out more about the world of Interior Design & Decoration, see samples of our student’s great work and take a tour of our campus. 
Register now at

Projects Abroad Information evening

Date : 30th Mar 2015 Time : 6.30pm-7.30pm

Venue : Sydney Central YHA 11 Rawson Place, Sydney 2000 Cost: FREE

Programmes are available for school leavers and for year 10 & 11 students
during their summer break. Registrations or 1300 132 831.

Macquarie University Campus Tour

Date : 13th Apr 2015 Time : 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Venue : Macquarie University Cost : FREE

This campus tour is open to everyone who would like to hear more about Macquarie. Visit our wonderful campus, meet our Student Advisers and have your questions answered.

School holiday trial-a-trade and Info Session

Date : 14th Apr 2015 Time : 10:00- 12 noon

Venue : William Angliss Institute Sydney, 26-32 Waterloo Street, SurryHills 

William Angliss Institute School holiday trial-a-trade and information session in Surry Hills. These sessions are short, two-hour glimpses into the exciting careers available within Cookery, Patisserie, Coffee and
Hospitality/Events/Travel. The day will also include an information session, which is then followed by a hands on session in one of our state of the art facilities including our commercial kitchens and coffee academy. Please
register on

Any enquiries please contact



Viviene Gereige

Vocational Education Coordinator