Careers News

Bethany student recipient of University of Sydney Academic Excellence Award

“On Tuesday 10th of April, I was very grateful to have received an award at the University of Sydney’s Academic Excellence Awards ceremony. This award was presented by Professor Pip Patterson, the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Education. The presentation itself was preceded by a campus tour and speeches from staff members and a current student, which provided valuable insight into university life. I would like to sincerely thank all the staff at Bethany College who made it possible for me to receive this award and for their continued commitment to our education and wellbeing.” Eve Fernando Year 11



Work placement presentation

As part of any VET course, students need to complete a work placement related to their respective subject. On Wednesday 9 May, Southern Sydney Business Education Network presented information to students about work place expectations and opportunities. The presentation was informative and the students will now be more confident when they undertake their work placement.



Presentation by Notre Dame University

Representatives from Notre Dame University informed students about courses, early entry programs and a variety of other information that will assist students in selecting a university that best suits their needs.


Hospitality students showcase cooking skills

Year 12 Hospitality have been studying the unit “Use basic methods of Cookery”. Each week they put into practice a method of cookery they have learnt about in class. This week students made a delicious mushroom stuffed chicken breast on a bed of sautéed spinach. The students were very successful in demonstrating skills in shallow frying, roasting and blanching. 

Gabrielle Killorn, Hospitality Teacher




UNSW Sydney Scholarships Information Evening

5 June. 6.30pm to 8.00pm

John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington.

The Scholarships & Co-op Information Evening provides depth and detail on the range of scholarships at UNSW and the application process. The evening is aimed at Year 11 and 12 students and their parents.


University of Sydney – Bachelor Of Advanced Computing Information Evening

21 June . 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Abercrombie Building, ABS Case Study Lecture Theatre 1070, Darlington, University of Sydney

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney is launching its new Bachelor of Advanced Computing degree in 2018. Join us at an information evening where you will learn more about this new degree and the opportunities that it brings to our students.


Engineering Course Named in World Top Four. Charles Sturt Uni

They don’t sit a single exam throughout their degree and instead of lectures, engineering students at Charles Sturt University have Netflix-style on-demand classes. The students spend four years of their five-and-a-half-year degree doing paid engineering work and are assessed on portfolios of their real-world projects. The unusual approach has attracted the attention of the leading Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which has named the regional NSW university as one of the four top “emerging leaders in engineering” in the world.


UTS Science in Focus – Staying Safe in Cyberspace 

31 July. 6.00pm to 8.0pm

Building 1, Great Hall, UTS Broadway, Sydney

Is social media becoming an issue for your students? Join Clinical Psychologist Louise Remond and technology education expert Kristy Goodwin, as they provide insights and practical tips to empower young people to become social media savvy. School groups welcome. Email


MedView UMAT Winter Crash Course

9 to 13 July

The UMAT often accounts for nearly half of your admission to medical school in Australia – that’s almost equivalent to one year of high school grades. Included in the workshop are: • 3 beautifully designed UMAT workbooks corresponding to each of the 3 UMAT sections. Each workbook covers the different question types asked in each section and includes heaps of practice questions, tips and strategies for acing the UMAT • 5 days of intensive teaching by tutors who scored in the 95th – 100th percentile in the UMAT • Small group sizes to maximise engagement and learning • 2 full mock exams. Book here:



Discover TAFE Digital 

No matter where in the world you are physically located, TAFE Digital allows you access to high-quality online training so you can gain a nationally recognised qualification in your area of interest. We combine the best to offer you over 250 current and industry relevant courses across the range of modern industries. The flexibility of our courses means you can adapt your study around your family and lifestyle. You can begin at any time and work at your own pace – but you won’t need to do it alone with real-time interaction with teachers and fellow online students via our live virtual classrooms, forums and chat bots.


Skills Show Australia 2018 – Open Registrations 

2, 3, 4 June

International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour

The full registration page for Skills Show Australia 2018 is now open at Skills Show Australia 2018 is an opportunity for you to see the future of Australia’s trade and skill industry. The Skills Show will be a celebration of trades, skills, vocational education and training and above all – industry excellence.


ATEL Gap Year Traineeships

Gap Year Traineeships are a great way to test drive your chosen career to see if it’s right for you. Enjoy a bit of a breather from the daily demands of school, all while earning money.

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NIDA Open Day

16 June

NIDA, 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington

Open Day is a great opportunity to find out more about our courses, the application process and student life. Experience all that NIDA has to offer through performances, workshops and presentations by our team of educators and alumni.


The Hotel School Info Evening – Sydney

30 May

60 Philip Street Sydney

If your interest is hospitality, tourism or business management and you want to explore a global career path then join us at our information session. The session is designed to provide you with information on the courses offered at The Hotel School, you can speak with the academic team and experience the campus. Come and discover how to make a start in the hospitality and tourism industry.


The Hotel School Intercontinental Insights Event

1 July. 9.00am to 3.30pm

Treasury Room, InterContinental Sydney 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Experience the opportunity with The Hotel School, Australia’s leading university hotel school.

Do you see yourself in Hotel Management or Tourism – a global growth sector and Australia’s second largest industry? The Hotel School, together with the InterContinental Sydney, is offering a unique experience. Would you like to go behind the scenes of this leading 5-star luxury hotel and find out what working in a 5-star hotel environment is like? Bookings here:


Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Info Afternoons

17 July

Over 200 managers from 28 luxury hotel chains said they prefer hiring staff from Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School. Meet students and alumni. Meet current students and alumni who are achieving success in the booming hospitality industry. Take a look behind the scenes tour of a large-scale hotel and see what goes into running a successful property. Learn about degrees in hotel and event management. Ask questions, hear about our industry focused degrees, and how you will study in a real hotel.



My Gain Videos

Nearly every possible apprenticeship or traineeship career is here to watch. Enjoy!


Main 5 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. To give you a heads up, we’ve compiled a list of questions that tend to be asked in almost every interview, and provided some tips on how best to respond.


Breaking bad study habits and replacing them with good habits.

It’s a new year. A clean slate. The perfect time to break some bad study habits and replace them with more effective study habits. I’ve listed 16 bad study habits many students develop, followed by more effective habits to replace each one.


70 Tips for Staying Focused

Do you ever sit down with good intentions to study but quickly find yourself derailed by a text message, a random thought or the urge to eat something? I’ve created a simple eBook to help you stay focused! It contains 70 simple and effective strategies to help you minimise distractions and focus your mind on what really matters. It will take you only 5-10 minutes to read. And best of all, it’s FREE!


How to Become a Youth Worker

Youth work is a career that involves working for and with young people in a variety of ways. The key thing that differentiates a youth worker from other community service workers is that young people are their primary focus. It’s about ensuring young people feel supported in developing the skills they need to make positive changes in their lives.


How Can I Get a Job with No Experience

10 great tips to give you the preparation and the edge when all you have done is study.


Surprising Careers in Nursing

‘Almost every industry offers opportunities for qualified nurses,’ says Dr Rawson. ‘For nurses working in a hospital, there are many areas you can specialise in, for example the emergency department, medical and surgical units, intensive care units, paediatrics and theatres. Then are dozens more opportunities.


Subject Selection

We understand that year 10 can start to feel a little worrying when you have to choose your upper school subjects. Suddenly you not only have to think about years 10, 11 and 12, but university and your future career as well! If you’re feeling nerve-racked or just after a bit of advice, here are some handy tips to help you out with choosing your upper school subjects:



Forensic Scientist – Myth Busting Jobs

Shari Forbes dishes the decomposing dirt on forensic science, and it’s nothing like CSI.




Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator