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Good Universities eGuides

Below is a series of eGuides based on the print edition of The Good Universities Guide 2018. Designed to demystify the process of choosing the right university, you can download as many or as few as you like and compare fields of study, states and institutions, national ratings, and access all the information and guidance from the print guide — anywhere, anytime. 

https://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/the-good-universities-eguide#Ratings

 

UNSW Info Day

16 December. 9.00am to 4.00pm

UNSW Kensington Campus

With new UAC round dates for 2018 entry, get all your questions answered in time for the December Round. Attend some lectures, chat to academics and current students in the Advisory Centre or take a campus tour

https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/unsw-info-day

 

STEM Girls at Sydney

10 and 11 January 2018. 10.00am to 4.00pm

Camperdown/Darlington Campus, the University of Sydney

Are you interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)? Do you want to pursue a career creating positive solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges? STEM Girls at Sydney is a two-day workshop for female high school students who will be in Year 9 to 11 in 2018, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney. In this workshop, you will participate in a wide range of experiences such as talks, tours, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. You will also have the opportunity to meet with leading female academics and industry representatives in the STEM field.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/stem-girls-at-sydney-tickets-38216535687

 

CAASTRO Galaxy Convention – Women  in Years 10 , 11 and 12 interested in STEM and Entrepreneurship

3 to 5 December

Apply by 31 October

The University of Sydney The CAASTRO Galaxy Convention (#GalCon) is a 2-day event focused on female innovation and entrepreneurship in the STEM space. Delegates include school students, school teachers, university students, researchers and STEM business leaders .

http://www.caastro.org/event/2017-galaxyconvention

 

TAFE

Trail a Trade training for new Cookery, Patisserie or Hospitality Students 

12 December 2017 or 16 January 2018. 10.00am to 12.00 noon

William Angliss Institute Sydney are hosting free 2 hour sessions. For anyone interested in commercial cookery, patisserie, events & hospitality or Barista coffee training. This hands on training is fun and informative Please book your spot by clicking on the following link 

https://www.angliss.edu.au/register-for-trial-a-trade

The Hotel School Scholarship Info Day

22 November . 11.30am to 4.30pm

The Hotel School recognises talent and invests in the development of high-potential students interested in a business degree in Hotel Management. Through its marquee scholarships program, The Hotel School annually
selects a number of recipients who demonstrate potential to become future leaders in the industry.

RSVP now :

 https://hotelschool.scu.edu.au/events/scholarships-day-sydney-2017/

 

My Skills

Provides a national directory of vocational education and training (VET) organisations and courses. It enables you to search for, and compare, VET courses and training providers. You can also explore courses by industry and skills in demand.

https://www.myskills.gov.au/

 

National Skills Week Videos

 Shining the spotlight on Australia’s Vocational Education.

http://www.nationalskillsweek.com.au/media/video-gallery/

 

New Initiative to Promote VET Career Pathways in NSW Schools 

Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills John Barilaro has announced a new partnership with seven leading industry trade bodies to promote VET career pathways and strengthen industry engagement in schools. Read the media release. Story web link: 

http://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/119073/Barilaro-med-rel-$3M-VET-training-partnership-with-industry.pdf

2017 NSW Training Awards Winners Announced 

Individual, organisation and industry excellence was recognised and celebrated at our peak VET awards held in Sydney last Thursday night. See all the award winners across the 17 categories, including School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year and VET in Schools Student of the Year. 

https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/training_awards/event/2017_winners.html

 

COLLEGES

JMC Academy Enrolling for February 2018

Creative thinkers can now secure their place to study with Australia’s leading creative industries institution before they even receive their HSC Results and ATAR. JMC Academy’s early application program allows passionate prospective students to attend an interview and receive an offer to study on the basis of their school reports. To apply or for more information, visit 

http://www.jmcacademy.edu.au/

 

Event Management Introductory Course 

If you are interested in event management as a career but are unsure what it involves and whether this is the right career choice for you, complete this introductory online course. The Meetings Essentials course which will give you a good foundation to learn about the events industry and what it takes to be an Event Manager. For details 

https://secure.meetingsevents.com.au/meaeducation/essentials-on-line

 

GENERAL

Year 12 Open Day with Free Air Experience Flights at Sydney Flight College 

19 November

Bankstown Airport

Becoming a commercial pilot is easier than you think, and at Sydney Flight College our Passion for Flying can get your students in the air. We are proud to offer free air experience flights to the first ten Y12 students to register for our open day. To register for a free flight visit or call us on 9709 8488:

 

National Summer Art Scholarship

13 – 20 January 2018

Closes 6 November

If you are in Year 11 and interested in art, you can spend a week this summer at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Become one of sixteen students selected from around the nation—two from each state and territory—to participate in the National Summer Art Scholarship in 2018. Learn all about these careers: Artist, conservator, curator, designer, educator, multimedia, public relations, publishing.

https://nga.gov.au/SummerArtScholarship/

 

Enter the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards

Closes 8 December

The purpose of the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people.

http://www.awardsaustralia.com/young-achiever-awards/nsw

Wollongong Youth Services – Looking for Something to Do?

A huge range of fun and useful activities. There is something for everyone here:

http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/services/community/Documents/Something_to_do_Oct-Dec_2017.pdf 

 

How to Apply for a Job At Woolworths

We have developed the following ‘how to’ guides to support external job seekers through our application process.  All current Woolworths employees are asked to apply for positions through the WOW Careers internal website only. Don’t forget to visit our questions and answers page should you have any further queries about working with us.

https://www.wowcareers.com.au/page/Careers/Come_and_work_for_us/How_to_apply_for_a_job

 

Career Pathways with Coles

With over 2,200 locations around Australia and a team of 100,000 personalities working together, there’s no limit to the experiences you can have in a career at Coles. A world class graduate program, structured in-store training, specialist academies and experiences you won’t find anywhere else… Coles can be the difference to your career!

https://www.colescareers.com.au/why-work-with-us

 

Find a Job with Work For Teens

Are you a Teenager or young Adult between the age of 15 and 23? Workforteens.com.au aims to create a common platform where teenagers and young adults alike can search the website for hundreds and thousands of jobs which cater for both inexperienced as well as experienced teenagers and provides them with a suitable form of income and work experience.  As a job seeker you are able to choose from different types of jobs such as full time, part time, internships and volunteering experiences to name a few, as well as choose between a variety of different industries such as retail, food & restaurant, sales & marketing and healthcare to name a few.

http://www.workforteens.com.au/

 

Want to be a Counsellor?

Counsellors assist people to identify and define their emotional issues and better understand themselves by explaining options, setting goals, providing therapy and helping them to take action.

https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/counsellor

 

Find out about a life as an Actor?

Great video. Actors portray roles in both live and recorded or filmed productions. The job not only requires talent and passion; actors need a great deal of patience and commitment, as most productions require long rehearsal schedules and many hours of memorising lines outside the rehearsal periods. Peter Rowsthorn takes us through how he began his acting career and what a typical work day entails

https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/actor

 

Want to See What a Surgeon Does?

Surgeons perform surgery to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, and improve human functioning and appearance. Medical Registrars training as Surgeons are included in this unit group. Most occupations in this field typically require a bachelor degree or higher qualification, two years hospital-based training, and at least five years specialist study and training.

https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/surgeons

 

Why it’s okay to change your career path.

As the closing date for university applications draws closer, many students start to panic about choosing their preferences — but it’s not a once-and-for-all decision. It’s not unusual to have a change of heart, even as you move into the workforce. After all, it’s hard to know where your specific interests and strengths lie until you get started.

https://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/education-blogs/student-life/why-it-s-okay-to-change-your-study-path 

 

Five questions to expect in your next job interview

Job interviews are one of the more nerve-wracking experiences going around, particularly for university graduates. Polishing your resume, drafting cover letters and building a portfolio can be taxing, and that’s before you even get to the interview stage.

https://australiancareersservice.com.au/2017/09/05/five-questions-expect-next-job-interview/

 

Overseas Volunteer Experiences in Cambodia For High School Students 

Join likeminded students from Australia & the world this summer to get involved in meaningful, worthwhile and truly rewarding volunteer work in Cambodia. Work with children in the local communities of Phnom Penh to improve literacy, help with some renovation work on community centres, and enjoy a weekend visit to Siem Reap. For more information, call 1300132831 or visit:

https://www.projects-abroad.com.au/

 

6 Good Reasons Why Engineers Rule

https://careerswithstem.com/best-degree/

 

We Are What We Eat. True for Bacteria Too 

Microbiologists from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have published an article for early high school students on bacteria in the journal Frontiers for Young Minds. This will explain the link between food processing and cell division in bacteria. 

http://kids.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/frym.2017.00054

 

How to Transition to Tertiary Education

Helpful Hints for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The information here was developed as two booklets. These booklets discusses many changes to expect, but cannot predict all possible changes you may experience. Each university or TAFE is different; each campus is different; the staff are different; the students are different; and the way you experience it may be different as well. Nevertheless, a good logical approach to planning will help you cope with the transition.

 https://www.adcet.edu.au/students-with-disability/autism-transition/

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator