Careers News

Macquarie University Presentation

We had a presentation by Macquarie University representatives on Tuesday 22 August. Information about courses, admission schemes, scholarships, facilities and overseas exchange programs was covered and the girls got an insight into what it would be like to study at Macquarie.



Invitation to the University Study Overseas Information Evening

University of Cambridge, Boston University, Yale-NUS, Princeton University, University of the Arts London,

St Andrew’s University , Education USA, Study in Canada

29 August. 4.00pm to 7.30pm

Kambala School, 794 New South Head Rd, Rose Bay

To provide to students and their parents a ‘one stop shop’ of representatives from a range of overseas institutions. This evening will commence with brief introductions and an overview of the various overseas university application processes. The rest of the evening will take place in an expo format where students and their parents will have time to speak with representatives about their post school options. Sessions are: Cambridge University and applying the UK; Applying to the USA – Education USA; an alumni/parent panel discussion. Book at:


The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Year 12 Scholarships

Closes 1 September 

The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) offers a number of scholarships each year for Year 12 students who qualify for entry appropriate course at an AIQS accredited university in Australia. The scholarships are to the value of AU$3,000. For more info contact

Apply here:


Graduate Outcomes – Is going to University worth it?

With the fees you’ll pay and extra time spent hitting the books, you’re probably wondering if uni is ‘worth it’. Will you get a job? How much will you earn? Read on to get the facts.


University of Western Sydney Early Offer Program 2018

Register now to receive information from Western Sydney University about our exciting, new early offer program. 


WSU Design Career and Portfolio Day

1 September
Parramatta Campus

Our Design (Visual Communication) program is centred on studio-based practice that will provide you with skills and knowledge to communicate ideas and information across a wide range of visual media. Show us your original creative work and have an interview to determine your eligibility for an early offer to our Design degree. Contact:  Phone: 0296854663


Don’t fear the university preference selection process

Logging into the website of your state’s tertiary admissions centre is peak of the uni preferences decision process. For some students it will be the culmination of years of hard work and careful subject selection at high school, others will be unsure right up until the moment they have the choices in front of them, while most will fall somewhere in between. Whatever your situation, selecting university preferences and potentially how you will spend the foreseeable future, is a chance to steer your life in any direction you choose.


UNSW Co-op Program

Closes 30 September

All programs offer industry experience. There are now 24 programs available in the fields of Business, Science, Engineering and Built Environment. All Co-op scholars in Accounting and Business Management; Finance and Banking; Commerce Information Systems; and Marketing will enrol in a 4 year B.Com (Co-op) Degree. Co-op scholars completing their degree in the Business Information Systems and Actuarial Studies are also awarded four year degrees, the B. Information Systems (Co-op) Degree in Business Information Systems and the B. Actuarial Studies (Co-op) Degree. Co-op scholars undertaking Engineering, Science and Built Environment programs will enrol in the aligned existing undergraduate program at UNSW. If you successfully progress to the interview stage you will be invited to attend a Briefing Day and an Interview Day. You will be asked to accept your interview online.


Robertson Scholars Leadership Program– Study in the US

Closes 1 December

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program seeks to assist students who have demonstrated passion and potential to become great leaders in college and beyond.  The Program valued at up to $50,000 per annum provides full tuition, room and board. Robertson Scholars at UNC will receive an additional living stipend (to cover travel, books, etc). In addition, support is provided for three summers of service, research and travel. Value $200,000.


Macquarie Entry Navigator

The navigator looks at your academic results in relevant HSC subjects to your engagement in your local community, previous study or work experience – and everything in between. You’ll be able to compare all of our entry programs and work out which ones suit you best and you’ll quickly discover you have more options open to you than you first thought.



 New York Film Academy Open Days – Film Making, Acting, Screenwriting

29 July. 10.00am to 12.00pm

19 August

9 September

21 October

Sydney:  19 Greek St, Glebe. 02 8964 9321. RSVP at:

Gold Coast: Southport Central Towers, Central 2E, 5 Lawson Street, Southport . 07 5585 9722. RSVP at:


JMC Academy – Scholarship Applications For 2018 Are Now Open

Closes 15 December

JMC Academy offers up to 8 Academic Undergraduate Scholarships in each campus, covering one year of tuition fees for any of JMC Academy’s eight bachelor degrees. Ph: 1300 410311


NIDA School Holiday Programs

NIDA offers introductory through to advanced courses during the school holidays in a variety of disciplines including drama, acting on screen, music theatre, singing & acting, public speaking and more.




NSW Police Force Application Process

  1. Exam:

Candidates can undertake the NSW Police Entrance exam before submitting an application to the NSW Police Force. This option gives candidates the opportunity to complete one of the mandatory recruitment elements and be a step ahead once they lodge their application.  

  1. Application:

When you successfully complete the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials you may lodge your online NSW Police (Professional Suitability) Application.  The application is accessed via the Jobs.NSW web site.

  1. Background Check:

The Police Recruitment Branch undertakes background checks for all applicants seeking employment with the NSW Police Force as a police officer.  Background checks are part of the professional suitability process.

  1. Physical and Medical Check:

As a police recruit applicant you will be required to undertake a number of physical tests to determine your ability to perform the physical demands inherent to operational policing.

5. Interview


Paramedic Traineeships

There are three training pathways to becoming a paramedic with NSW Ambulance. See which one you want to try.

  • Trainee Paramedic (Vocational Entry pathway).
  • Trainee Paramedic (Graduate) pathway
  • Qualified Paramedic pathway

Gap Year Tips


Au Pair in America Information Session. Get paid to work with children in the USA.

23 August. 6.00pm

20 September. 6.00pm

AIFS Office 10 – 14 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst

10 – 14 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst

We currently have many placements available for Australians to join our program. Spend a year in the USA where you can become more than just a tourist. We offer free return flights* (conditions apply), medical insurance, 24/7 support . For all of the conditions and details call 1300 889 067 to speak to our Sydney office. Visit :


National History Challenge

Closes 25 August

The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. It gives students a chance to be an historian, researching world history, examining Australia’s past, investigating their community or exploring their own roots.


TSFX HSC Exam/Study Advice for English Advanced and Standard


TSFX HSC Exam/Study Advice for Mathematics


TSFX HSC Exam/Study Advice for Mathematics General


Careers with Maths Stories


Looking at Growth Industries

The Department of Employment has projected industry growth over the period to 2019, with Health Care and Social Assistance; Education and Training; and Professional, Technical and Scientific in the top three.


Financial Assistance for Regional Students Moving Away from Home

If you are living in a regional or rural area and need to move away from home to study next year you are probably feeling anxious about the big move. While metropolitan students are usually able to stay at home until they find their feet, many country students are forced out of their comfort zone as they try to adjust to the student lifestyle, living in a city and the new responsibilities and expenses of living away from home.


Voiceworks Submissions

Voiceworks is a national, quarterly literary journal, featuring exciting new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art and comics by Australians under the age of 25. Payment of $100 to $150.

Fiction, poetry and nonfiction submissions due  25 June.

Comics , Art works due 23 July



Closes early October 2017

Part of Flickerfest. Australian Youth & Schools Competition – open to films from students enrolled in primary or secondary schools in Australia, or individuals under 18. (This competition will be divided into 2 sections: one for primary age and one for secondary age students) films under 35mins.


The ATOM Photo Competition 2017

 Closes 1 September

The ATOM Photo Competition provides School Students with the opportunity to submit a set of three (3) photographs on the theme ‘My Backyard’ and win fantastic photographic prizes.

Elizabeth Vrahnos

Leader of Vocational Learning