Torrens University and University of Technology presented information about their courses on Monday 28th August and Wednesday 30th August respectively. Each presentation was informative and provided students with even more post school study options. It is encouraging to see so many students who are proactive in determining the direction their life will take after school.


                                                                                                                                                                                            Torrens Universtiy (Monday 28 August, 2017)

                                                                                                                                                                                      University of Technology (Wednesday 30 August, 2017)


 SAT and ACT Standardised Tests 

A reminder for students interested in studying in the US should sit their SAT or ACT standardised test by the end of year 11. A summary of each test and upcoming testing dates can be found here:—Updated.

Feel free to contact us with any questions:


UAC Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS)

Closes 29 September

Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) are one way institutions make early offers of undergraduate

admission, using criteria other than (or in addition to) the ATAR. Participating institutions can use a range of criteria when making SRS offers, including your Year 11 studies, school’s rating of your abilities in areas of study and aptitudes, and your Educational Access Schemes (EAS)application (if applicable).

For each University’s SRS criteria go here:

For the SRS Booklet for here: 



Connect with Bond

Getting connected with this community doesn’t have to start once you arrive on campus, you can connect with a bondy right now. You will find a number of students who are happy to chat, email or tweet with you about any of your niggling questions you might have about studying at Bond.


UNSW Women In Engineering Camp

15 to 19 January 2018

Apply by 17 September

Are you a young woman currently in Year 10 or 11 and want a career where you can be at the forefront of positive change for society? Do you enjoy using lateral thinking, creativity and design? Or do you love problem solving, working in teams or have an aptitude for maths and science? Find out about exciting careers opportunities.


UNSW Power of Engineering Day

26 September. 9.00am to 4.00pm

UNSW Kensington Campus, High Street, Kensington

Female year 9 and 10 students. Lunch included.

  • Interactive and hands on workshops showcasing a variety of disciplines.
  • Inspirational and informative speakers from industry that the students can relate to.
  • Industry experience sessions for students to experience local engineering projects.


Macquarie Uni Co-op

Closes 29 September

In the new Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Professional Practice you alternate between classroom studies and workplace experience in the form of three vocational placements of three to six months each throughout your degree. You’ll develop professional skills and networks across different workplace settings, and use your practical experiences in the classroom, while also receiving a scholarship for the duration of the course.


Macquarie Uni Gifted and Talented Entry Program

Are you in Year 10 studying an Accelerated subject? Our Gifted and Talented Entry Program allows a select group of high achieving students the opportunity to enrol at Macquarie while still at high school. You study Macquarie’s first year Critical Thinking unit in Year 11. You’ll gain analytical and reasoning skills that will benefit you in your HSC study. Then pursue your passion with another Macquarie first year study unit to undertake in Year 11 or Year 12. If you successfully complete your units with the necessary GPA, we’ll open the door to an early offer for a Macquarie University degree. You’ll get a head start on everyone else with two completed units already under your belt. 


La Trobe Aspire Early Admissions Program

We look for applicants who have gained valuable skills, knowledge and experience through volunteering or making a positive contribution to their community.


Macquarie has Campus Tours

6 October, 10.30am – 12.00pm

17 November, 4.00pm – 5.30pm

You can never truly know if a uni is right for you until you visit in person and get a feel for the campus. At Macquarie University, we’re ready to help you get to know your future home.


Info Night at UTS Insearch – Business, Communication, Design, Engineering, IT or Science

26 September. 5.30pm to 7.30pm

UTS Insearch, Level 5, 187 Thomas Street, Haymarket

UTS Insearch are the leading pathway to the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Info Night is your chance to tour our fantastic campus, speak to program managers and current students about our higher education diploma courses that can lead to 2nd year of a UTS degree.  To register:




Apprenticeships Jobs of Tomorrow $1,000 Scholarships

People with skills in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are in high demand. If you are interested in training in these skills, you may be eligible for a $1,000 Jobs of Tomorrow scholarship under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Program. From 2016, we are offering 25,000 scholarships over four years to students commencing selected qualifications under Smart and Skilled.


Future Mechanic Apprentices. Apply now to AHG Apprenticeships (Motoring Group)

An apprenticeship with AHG is run over 4 years on a full-time basis. It gives you the opportunity to get the formal technical training and the hands-on experience you need to become a fully qualified Service Technician. You will gain recognised job skills and qualifications, all whilst being paid.


CSIRO Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeships

The CSIRO is actively seeking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in working in an exciting dynamic and supportive organisation.  Our one to two year traineeships offer exciting work environments for people starting their careers by combining employment with structured formal training.


Becoming an Apprentice

Searching and applying for an Australian Apprenticeship is very much like hunting for any job. An employer has to create a vacancy and decide to use Australian Apprenticeships as a way to employ and train their staff. The following steps will explain the process to get an Australian Apprenticeship from the preparation stage, to the time you begin your training



3D Animation for Games and Film Workshops . Free at AIE in the holidays 

AIE’s Free Workshops in 3D Animation & Visual Effects for Games and Film are a great opportunity to learn some core skills in digital art. Students will use industry standard software in a fun and friendly environment led by industry professionals. Workshops are free and a great opportunity for anyone considering a career as a Digital Artist. Call 1300 709 019. Register at: 


AFTT Workshops, Short Courses and HSC Drama Feedback Sessions

High School workshops are designed to give students a taste of what a career in the Film and Acting industry would be like. Guided by industry level tutors, the short courses will afford your students the opportunity to develop skills in Avid, Production Design, Writing, Cinematography, the Eric Morris Acting Techniques or Audition Preparation. The HSC Drama feedback sessions will offer students a fresh perspective on their individual or group project and time to workshop new ideas and performance techniques.



Le Cordon Bleu Scholarships In Hospitality, Event, Hotel, Tourism Management

AAFP Margaret Fulton Future Foodservice Professional Scholarship

Closes August

Recipients will also be provided uniforms, a knife kit and $1,000 cash to put towards future training needs.

The winner will be supported, escorted and chaperoned throughout the week-long experience by one of HTN’s Employment Coordinators/Mentors. Upon completion of the scholarship, HTN would offer the participant a full culinary apprenticeship within HTN’s network of 170 host businesses.

Call 1300 139 108




Road Designer in Training with Roads and Maritime Services 

Road Designer In Training program is a Roads and Maritime initiative where trainees will be working on challenging transport, road and infrastructure projects in NSW while completing the Associate Degree in Civil Engineering with the University of Western Sydney, The College. Upon completion trainees might have the opportunity to apply for a full time position within road design industry.


Gap Medics

International Medical Work Experience  which can help strengthen your interview for entry to Medical Schools. Year round medical internships in medicine, nursing, midwifery, dentistry.


IPROWD – NSW Police Training Entry Program for Indigenous People

IPROWD is a specialist program to assist Aboriginal people to gain entry to the NSW Police Academy at Goulburn which is the first step to becoming an officer in the NSW Police Force. Application locations across 10 NSW centres.

For more information call 1300 823 393 or email


Australia Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust

The scholarships are worth between $3000 and $5000 per year and may continue for up to four years.

If you are interested in applying for a 2017 Scholarship please fill out the “Contact Us” form and we will add you to our Expressions of Interest Register. An application form will be emailed or posted to you in July.


Eco Challenge Australia

Fun experience for students up to  Year 12 through the online strategic game, Aqua Republica, to explore issues and solutions relating to water management and sustainable development.


SAE Institute Scholarship Program – Animation, Sound, Film, Music, Graphic and Web Design

Closes 30 October

Scholarships are awarded to recognise creative talent coupled with academic excellence and outstanding leadership. There are a number of scholarship programs aspiring students can apply for in 2018


AFTRS Introduction to Screenwriting (Sydney)

7 and 8 October. 9.00am to 5.00pm

Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Ready to get serious about writing that screenplay? Get all the tools you need in this two day course. You’ll be given hands-on methods for building the foundations of Character, Story and Structure used by professional screenwriters, illustrated with key moments from a wide range of films, from Black Swan to Raging Bull , from Bicycle Thieves to Breaking Bad , from Charlie Chaplin to Christopher Nolan. You’ll also have the opportunity to get feedback on your movie ideas and on a scene of your choice. 1300 065 281


Elizabeth Vrahnos

Careers Advisor