Careers News

Student learning in full bloom

My name is Claudia and I began a Floristry TVET course at Ultimo TAFE this year. I am really enjoying this course as each week, not only do we learn about different plants and flowers, but we also get to create an arrangement of our own. It has not only taught me new and interesting things but has also opened new pathways for future study in creative careers.

Claudia Alison Year 12



In this subject, I have enjoyed all practical lessons that we have done especially when we were baking the chicken and when we did the Open Day prac. I am also enjoying learning about different cooking techniques and the importance of working in a team. Gabrielle Policarpio

I have really enjoyed hospitality this term, especially the prac. I feel that working hands-on really improves my knowledge and understanding of what we learn in class, for example, the different cutting techniques. I also enjoy working as a team and assisting other members as well as receiving their help with my cooking. Emily Licovski

I have enjoyed cooking and working with other students in the cooking periods. The theory lessons are good as I learn new things about cooking and how to make different meals. Lauren Markovski

I’ve enjoyed doing the practical lessons. I also enjoy learning how to work with other people when cooking a meal, and learning about different cutting techniques for cutting food. Leah Fisher

One of the things I have enjoyed in hospitality this year is the practical lessons. In the practical lessons we are able to learn and practice new skills within the kitchen. Another thing that I have liked is being given the opportunity to go to work placement which will provide us with industry experience. Rebecca Martinez

I have really enjoyed Hospitality. In particular, the practical aspects of this course such as cooking. Pia Morris

So far this year in hospitality I have enjoyed the practical lessons the most. I enjoyed cooking the chicken drummies and veggies! Alexia Sardelis

I have enjoyed the prac lessons and learning how to cook different dishes. I have also enjoyed learning new cooking preparation techniques including the different cutting styles. Naomi Ruggiero

I have enjoyed working in a team to create delicious dishes. Caitlin McGowen

I have really enjoyed cooking in hospitality this year and the group work activities that we have done in class. I have also enjoyed sharing ideas of fun activities we could include in our lessons. Amy Burge

In this course I have enjoyed all the practical lessons. My favourite would be the Bethany in Action Day when we made brownies and practiced our precision cuts. Bridget Sciuriaga

What I’ve enjoyed most about being in Hospitality is cooking dishes I’ve never cooked before and being able to expand my knowledge of cooking and preparation methods. Tash Papacosta

I really am enjoying hospitality and the areas that I enjoy the most in the course are the practical lessons, like practicing precision cuts. Angela Robinson



ATAR in Question for Uni Entry
The relevance of university entrance scores has come under question in a new report that has found just one in four undergraduate students is admitted based on their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Read ABC article:

My Health Career Videos
Watch a variety of specialists who give their candid insight on why they enjoy their careers.
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UMAT Workshop
UMAT registrations for 2018 are now open. Senior students may need to sit this exam if they would like to apply for medicine in 2019. Seventeen universities accept school leavers directly into their medical programs. Please visit

UNE Open Day
11 May
UNE Open Day gives you the chance to explore UNE and find out everything you need to know about studying at university. Every year, we hold information sessions, individual course advice, tours of the academic campus and colleges, live demonstrations, free food and activities. Open Day runs from 7:30am – 2:30pm, starting at the residential colleges at 7:30am, where you can tour the residences and meet current students to chat about college life. Academic course advice is available from 9:00am – 2:30pm, with tours of academic areas and course advice information sessions running between 9:30am and 1:30pm, so there’s plenty of time to explore, talk to course advisors, and get a taste of university life. Full details:

UTS Bachelor of Accounting Scholarship Information Evening
15 May. 6.30 – 7.30 pm
UTS Campus – Ultimo
Contact : Carin Alberts :
Register here:

UTS Bachelor of Accounting Scholarship Round 1 Applications
Close 1 June
Online applications:
Contact : Carin Alberts :
Note that applicants will need to apply through UAC as well.

Uni of Wollongong General Info Evenings Coming to You
Sutherland 15 May
Kogarah 26 June
Find out more details go to:

UTS Engineering and IT Undergrad Info Evening
14 June. 5.00pm to 8.30pm
Hear from industry experts, students and leading academics about the exciting new tech careers which lie ahead. From robotics to cyber security to artificial intelligence and the internet of things, hear about the unique career opportunities for emerging graduates and the programs we have at UTS to help you prepare. It’s also a great opportunity to meet academics and current students who can share information on course options, and how you can prepare for your university journey. Register:

Discover Nursing @ UTS
21 June. 5.30pm
Find out about the exciting and ever changing world of nursing, a career that allows you to specialise across most forms of medicine and can take you across the world. Register:

Uni of Wollongong Early Entry
Early Admission is UOW’s early offer program for Year 12 students. It recognises the personal qualities and skills that define who you are. We get to know you, look at the results you’ve got so far and can reward you with a place at UOW before you even sit your final exams. Apply:

An insight into universities from around the world – Crimson Education’s Youtube Channel
Give your students an insight into universities from around the world with Crimson Education’s YouTube channel. See interviews with students at top US and UK universities as well as Australian and New Zealand campuses. Everything from course specific information to campus life. Please feel free to share the link:


AIE Open Day
19 May. 10.00am – 3.00pm
Level 2, Wentworth Park Grandstand, Wattle St, Ultimo
Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE The day will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. Student work will be on display and our teachers will be available to speak with you one on one about our courses and how AIE can get you into a creative career. Jessica Bull: Ph: 85148800.

Pilot – BASAIR Career Info Seminar
Bankstown Airport from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
26 June
26 July
27 August
26 September
30 October
26 November
Learn about a career as a Commercial Pilot at one of our free information seminars. Find out more:

School Drama Curriculum Performances and Workshops at NIDA
18 – 22 June
NIDA will be staging plays recommended to secondary school students, two of which are included on HSC Drama and English Curriculum. Waiting for Godot and The Removalists are included, plus NSW Public Schools Drama Company’s performance of Yerma by Garcia Lorca. Schools are also invited to workshops after each performance. Talk to your Drama teacher. Tickets at:

SAE Open Days
5 August
Sydney – 39 Regent Street Chippendale.
Byron Bay – 373-391 Ewingsdale Road
We’re opening the doors to our, state-of-the-art campus. If you’re considering studying creative media, now is the time to speak to our experienced team, and pursue your passion in this dynamic and expanding industry of animation, film, music and sound production.
Sydney –
Byron Bay –
Information Session at College of Event Management
10 May. 6.30pm.
Specialising solely in event management training. Our courses are nationally recognised and give students specific, practical and relevant, hands on experience that leads to employment within the event management industry. See more information on our website:

JMC Academy Open Day
12 May
Celebrating 35 years in education, JMC Academy remains Australia’s leading Creative Industries institution, offering Degrees and Diplomas in Music, Songwriting, Audio Engineering, Film and Television Production, Entertainment Business Management, Digital Design, 3D Animation and Game Design .


Will Robots Take My Job?
A US based site which looks at the level of change and disruption caused by technology across hundreds of careers. It has relevance as similar changes may occur in Australia. Enter your chosen career and sit back and see what may happen! Good luck.

Australian STEM Video Game Challenge
To 3 August
(Inclusive of registration, game build and entry submission.)
Students can enter in teams of 1- 4 members, and it’s free to enter to design, build test a video game. Go to:

Careers with STEM Science Out Now
The latest edition of Careers with STEM magazine – Science – has been dispatched to secondary schools across NSW. This magazine looks at the myriad of careers that start with a foundation of Science. It has tips on how to turn study into start-ups, the top 9 industries for science graduates and you can also meet one of the Superstars of STEM. Go to this site for an for e-edition.


Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator