Careers News

Girls and their Cars

I would like to take this opportunity to let you know of my experience studying Automotive. I enrolled to study the Automotive course at Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College at Burwood this year.  Initially my experience was quite unusual, I was hesitant and shy not knowing what to expect. I was asked many times if I was in the right class. This didn’t affect me as I easily adapted to the ‘all boy’ environment seeing as I have 3 brothers. This gave me more confidence to speak up and get along with everyone. I have learnt about mechanical and electrical components and systems of cars and am looking forward to learning more as I progress through the course. I am so glad I chose to study this course as I’m loving it!


Samantha Hatzikiriakos (Year 11)



UNSW Presentation

Students were treated to an informative presentation by UNSW student representatives on Wednesday 20 June. Information about courses, university life, adjustment factors, exchange programs and scholarships meant that the students were enlightened about the tertiary choices they have available to them at this university.


UNSW STEM Presentation

Ex-students Eugenia Simoes and Sara Carabs (HSC 2015 graduates) presented information about STEM courses at UNSW. The girls informed the students about the opportunities for women in this field. The students gained valuable information about the courses on offer and scholarship opportunities.




ACU Community Achiever Program Early Entry

Applications close 31 July

Open to students who volunteer their time and energy to help others. Successful applicants receive an early conditional offer and may benefit from a reduced minimum ATAR requirement. 

ACU Education Course Personal Statement Made Easy 

ACU requires a 1000-word statement for teaching degree applications, to assess both academic and non-academic qualities and ensure students have the right mix of qualities to be an effective teacher. Guidelines for completing the statement are now available on the website:,_institutes_and_centres/education_and_arts/schools/suitability_for_teaching

Exploring STEM for Year 10 Girls – Careers Holiday Program at UNSW 

9 to 11 July

Join Science 50:50 and Women in Engineering for an exciting week exploring careers in STEM. You will meet professional scientists and engineers, visit organisations and participate in workshops on campus at UNSW. Apply below. Contact Sarah Coull for more info:



Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships do not require a prior qualification, which means that they are open to anyone who would like to begin training in an occupation. To get started in an apprenticeship or traineeship, you will need to find an employer willing to take you on. Contact your local Apprenticeship Network Provider for more information.


NECA Careers Paths

See where a career in electro technology can take you. This electro career map shows you the fantastic opportunities that lie ahead.



Torrens University Sydney – Hospitality Open Day

4 August. 9.30am to 1.00pm

1-5 Hickson Road, The Rocks Campus

  • Speak to our Industry Advisors about how to break into your dream career
  • Get advice about careers in hospitality, hotels, culinary management and tourism
  • Enjoy complimentary tasting plates by our culinary management students at William Blue Dining
  • Talk to our expert Course and Career Advisers about online options, entry requirements, FEE-HELP, pathways and scholarships.


The Space Dance and Arts Centre in Melbourne  Auditions

Applications close 15 December

Audition for Flexible Intensive Industry Training at The Space Dance and Arts Centre in Melbourne.

If you are passionate about a career in dance, audition to train at The Space Dance and Arts Centre in 2019.
Rachael Vautier: 03 9529 3949 E:


Bedford College Open Day – Business, Management, Community Services, Children Services

15 September – Glebe Campus

22 September – Norwest Campus

9 January  – Glebe Campus

16 January  – Norwest Campus

At Bedford, we are extremely proud of our College and the standard of service that we provide; visitors commonly tell us that they can feel that ‘special something’ as soon as they come through the front door. The friendly, caring, atmosphere that abounds makes everyone feel special.


International College of Hotel Management – Entry Scholarships


Torrens University – Business Open Day

4 August

1 – 5 Hickson Road, The Rocks Campus

Discover courses in Business, Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Financial Planning, Global Project Management, Marketing, Public Relations and Sports Management.. Open Day is a great opportunity for you to discover the strong industry partnerships, the modern campus facilities and interactive online platforms that give our students the best possible academic experience and positive career outcomes.



Positions in Australian Defence Force – Gap Year

A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force is not only a chance to experience what a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force could be like, but also to have a year full of adventure, new friends, new skills, leadership, and travel.
An ADF Gap Year is a truly unique opportunity for you to grow and figure out what next step you’ll take in life.


Astronomy Night in Sydney

14 August. 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Calyx, Mrs Macquaries Road

Dr Angel Lopez-Sanchez will point out bright deep sky objects such as the Jewel Box in the Southern Cross, globular cluster Omega Centauri, and bright nebulae in Sagittarius. If you are lucky you might also catch a glimpse of the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn.


ChooseMaths – Videos on Maths Careers

Inspiring stories of people who have used Mathematics successfully in their careers..


2018 Education Perfect Science Championships

13 to 20 August

The Education Perfect Science Championships 2018 is an exciting global online competition where students compete to earn points and prizes by learning engaging and thought-provoking Science content. Join over 300 000 students from 1000 schools in the most exciting science competition on the face of the planet.


Advice for Choosing HSC Courses from NSW Education Standards Authority

Your aim is to attain the best HSC result you can. So, you should choose courses that you are good at, interested in and may use in the future. When considering which courses to study, explore the content of a course. For example, what are the course outcomes? Will you be required to submit a major work, or perform, as part of your exams? Talk with your teachers about your strengths and weaknesses, as well as individual course requirements, before making your selections.


National Science Week

11 to 19 August

If you like Science, you are bound to find a special and fun event to go to when you visit:


NEWCYCLE Textile Art Piece Challenge

Closes 21 September

The ‘throwaway culture’ which has been adopted by consumers has created an avalanche of cheap clothing being discarded at an alarming rate. To create a more sustainable way of living consumers need to reduce, reuse and recycle valuable textile resources. We need to ‘newcycle’ items to make them usable again. The art piece may be a hanging art quilt, an ornament, a pocket, a pouch of any shape. A minimum of two (2) entries per school.


Sydney Youth Orchestras Summer School 2019

7 to 11 January

Applications open October.

SYO provides a week-long open music program packed with choir rehearsals, large ensemble playing, masterclasses and tutorials, music theory and info sessions, as well as the opportunity to make friends and have fun. Summer School culminates with ensemble showcases and concerts to highlight the week’s achievements.

Expression of Interest Form here:

Kickstart HSC Revision

Book now to secure your Kickstart hands-on HSC revision workshops for 2018. You can sign your class up for workshops in HSC biology, chemistry or physics. We cover areas of the syllabus that are hard to tackle practically at school, such as superconductors, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, and Genetics. More information at

HSC Science Extension – Mentoring and Statistical Skills

26 October

Our PhD student mentors will be able to give free advice to your students on their research, and the experimental design and analysis workshop will help them to ensure their research plans are statistically appropriate. Express interest here to be kept in the loop:


GROK Learning – Challenge 2018

Begins 30 July

The Challenge is unlike any other programming competition. We’ll teach you how to program as we go along, rather than expecting you to be an expert already. If you’re a seasoned coder, we have something for you too – the problems range from relatively simple to mind-bendingly hard. Programming (also known as coding) is how sites like Facebook and apps like Instagram are made. Knowing how to program is like having a computing super power.


National History Challenge

Closes 31 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. It emphasises and rewards quality research, the use of community resources and effective presentation.


International Poetry Writing Competition

Closes 27 July

An annual poetry writing competition giving poets of all ages the opportunity to compete for over $6,500 in prizes. Widely promoted to schools, libraries and the general community, this competition attracts local, interstate and global entries.




Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator