Careers News


Reminder – UOW Early Admission – Applications closing soon 

From 1-24 August 

UOW Early Admission is an early offer program which assesses students through an interview and academic results during Years 11 and 12. Successful students are rewarded for their hard work with a place at UOW before they sit their final exams. For full details, including application criteria, visit :


University of Sydney Scholarships Info Evening

14 August. 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Eastern Avenue , The University of Sydney

If you are a Year 12 student, join us on campus for an informative evening where current students and staff will answer the important questions on scholarships: What scholarships are offered at the University of Sydney? What does it take to submit a successful scholarship application? What are the broad range of opportunities available to scholarship holders? Representatives from our residential colleges and Elite Athlete Program will also be on hand to answer any further questions you may have.


University of Notre Dame – Getting to know Nursing

18 September. 6.00pm – 7.30pm
160 Oxford St, Darlinghurst (cnr Victoria Street)

Anyone interested in a nursing career should attend this stimulating information evening at Notre Dame’s highly-acclaimed School of Nursing and Midwifery. This is a great opportunity for students and their parents to meet our academic staff, ask questions and learn more about the profession of nursing.

Please note: there is no parking onsite. Please contact the Prospective Students Office +61 2 8204 4404 or email


National Art School Open Day

1 September           

At the National Art School, we believe that an artist’s role is to think creatively and critically about the world through the making of art. We offer you the opportunity to shape your future as a forward thinking artist in a dynamic, supportive and collaborative environment. If you have an artistic edge, something to say and the desire to create, the National Art School is the place for you.


ANU New Admissions for 2020 

The way domestic undergraduate students apply to ANU is changing. This new approach will be first in the nation, making it easier for students to choose Australia’s national university. The change launches in March 2019 for domestic school leaver applicants who will commence undergraduate programs in Semester 1, 2020. We know students are more than just an ATAR score, we know they are passionate and have unique skills. We know they gain experience through community service, volunteering, working part time, caring for family, participating in school leadership, excelling in sports, creative and performance arts, competitions and more.

Check out the checklist test:


Deferring Your University Degree and What to Do

Look lower down for the UAC Deferment tab option.

Deferment is when your institution gives you permission to delay starting your course. Deferment is for a fixed period, usually six months or one year. All deferments are granted subject to the course being offered the following semester or following year. Some institutions will only let you defer in special circumstances.

How to Defer: When you receive an offer to enrol in a course, information included with your offer will explain how to apply for deferment. You may have to accept the offer before you can defer. Learn more here:


Macquarie University – Info Night

9 August 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Macquarie University City Campus, 123 Pitt Street, Level 24

Come along to an information night for high achieving students and their parents and find out how you can achieve remarkable things at university.


Want to study internationally? Check out Crimson Education’s YouTube Channel

Crimson Education is the world leader in global admissions consulting. Find out more, and apply for a free education assessment here: https://community.crimsoneducation.or… Through Ivy League and Oxbridge admissions, and consulting and mentoring for medical schools, MBA programs, extra curriculars, leadership, scholarships, and career plans.


Study in the US or UK Info Evening

23 August. 6.00pm to 7.30pm

North Sydney Harbourview Hotel, 17 Blue Street, North Sydney

Come to this seminar to learn why gaining undergraduate admission to top US and UK universities through academic or athletic pathways can be your springboard to success.


Western Sydney University – Enrichment Day – Geography, Society & Culture

31 August

Liverpool City Campus

Do you want unique case studies to impress your HSC examiners? Want exam tips from highly experienced HSC teachers? Want to see what your future lecturers and campus is like? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this day is a must for you! Sign up for our informative and fun HSC Enrichment Day for Year 12 Geography and Society and Culture students.




 HIA Apprenticeships Australia

There has never been a better time to start a career in the housing industry. Doing paid training through an apprenticeship is a great way to learn new skills, make industry contacts and get set up for the future. HIA Apprentices matches apprentices with the right boss and makes sure they are supported until they finish.

Contact HIA Apprentices on 1300 650 620 or email us.

Fee-free apprenticeships announced 

From 1 July 2018, the NSW Government will cover the qualification fee for 100,000 new apprenticeships over the next six years, to help address skills shortages. Under the initiative, employers and apprentices won’t have to pay the up-to-$2000 qualification fee – the government will pay it direct to the Smart and Skilled training provider. For more information, visit 

Your Future at TAFE Open Day

18 to 25 August

Visit your nearest TAFE College


Whether you’re looking to; kickstart your career, become an apprentice, launch a small business or gain some savvy new skills, TAFE NSW Open Day will help you be in a career you love. Be Ambitious and register for your nearest participating campus today. We look forward to meeting you at Open Day. Open Day is the perfect opportunity for you, your family and your friends to discover a huge range of courses, diplomas and degrees.

Register here:



 Sydney Flight College Open Day

17 November

Bankstown Airport

The day will likely include tours of our facilities and aircraft fleet, discovery sessions about careers as a pilot, free air experience flights, and an all-day sausage sizzle.


Le Cordon Bleu – Sydney Open Day

18 August

Find out why Le Cordon Bleu is the world’s most acclaimed culinary arts & hospitality management institute in a discovery tour of Le Cordon Bleu Sydney. Please book in advance for this free event.


Early Offer for Top – Sydney City School of Law

Applications close 17 October

We are proud to give students the opportunity of reserving a place into one of our Business or Law programs before sitting the HSC exams. Successful student applicants guarantee their spot and receive a $500 Innovative Minds Scholarship. Apply directly or through UAC! How to apply?


Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Open Day

8 September – Leura

Perfect for those interested in studying a bachelor degree specializing in hotel and resort, or event management. Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School’s (BMIHMS) Practical Learning Centre, located at the Leura Campus consists of a simulated hotel where first and second year undergraduate students live, work and study. In addition to the Practical Learning Centre, students also have the opportunity to hone their skills in an operational hotel at The Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort which is operated by BMIHMS. Phone: +61 2 9307 4600


Traineeships from Real Estate Institute of NSW

Whether you’re starting out in real estate, wanting to improve your skills, looking for a career change, or an agency looking for trainee opportunities, a traineeship has something to offer you. Traineeships offered in Cert III in Property Services (Agency) and Cert IV in Property Services (Real Estate).


College of Event Management – Event Boot Camp

27 and 28 October – 88 Foveaux Street Sydney

Ever wondered what an event manager actually does?
Interested in getting behind the scenes of a major event?
Would you like to meet events professionals on the job?

Our two-day Event Bootcamp intensive is designed for people with an interest in a career in events but who need a clearer idea of what it’s all about. The course is a low-cost, high-intensity backstage pass to the world of events. By the end of this short course you will have a real understanding of the event manager’s role and have had experience behind the scenes of a major event.



HSC Lectures  – ATAR Notes at UTS

Running in October

These lectures are completely free and are presented by some of Australia’s highest achieving students.

The tickets are usually released 3-4 weeks in advance and are booked out very quickly. In order to be notified as soon as tickets are released, please Register here.


Living Laboratory in the Royal Botanic Gardens

11 August. 10.00am to 3.00pm

Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

Join us at a free outdoor event to celebrate the environmental sciences. Explore the Royal Botanic Garden to get hands-on with science experiments, explore behind-the-scenes, visit state-of-the-art science facilities and use scientific equipment


Headspace Career Plan Guide

Our career plan is the roadmap for our career. We need to know the career or job goal we are aiming for, the step by step direction and timeframes we will follow to get there – study, employment, 5 year plan etc., and the tools we will use to reach our goal – special skills training, work experiences, qualifications etc.


Global Leaders Delegation – Europe with Crimson Education

Do you want to become a future leader and pursue a career in international relations and politics? Be inspired by global experts and visit renowned international organisations in Prague, Geneva, London, Cambridge and Oxford.


Lattitude Global Volunteering

With over 20% of first year university students in Australia leaving their chosen course or dropping out all together, maybe it’s a good idea to step off the academic treadmill and consider your goals before diving in. There are so many benefits to taking a gap year – independence, confidence, career experience, and cultural awareness are just a few! Volunteering can really give you an edge before and after university.


Girls Programming Network

11 August

4 November

University of Sydney, Faculty of Engineering

The Girls’ Programming Network is a group of women and girls into computer science, programming and information technology. We run workshops once per school term for high school girls. We’ve written games, made interactive websites and taken apart computers. Check out the past projects to see what girls have done, and what you could be doing. Email, or call Josephine Spongberg on 02 9351 3424.


MadMaker 2018

8 October to 23 November

Electrical and Information Engineering at University of Sydney

MadMaker is a 6-week online course aimed at Year 9 and 10 students with a goal to educate them about embedded systems and their use in everyday life. You will investigate fun and interactive ways to use science, technology, engineering and maths to solve real-world problems. Phone: (02) 8627 4806



National Computer Science School

Applications open in September

4 to 13 January 2019

NCSS applications will be accepted from students who will complete Year 11 in 2018. The main activity for the week is the creation of software to implement a social networking site. Social and teamwork games are included in the relaxation periods, as well as scheduled free time in Sydney. NCSS is about challenging students to think like computer scientists and providing an intensive programming experience in a university setting. As part of the program, students will go on industry site visits and meet industry professionals in a variety of contexts, including talks, competitions and meals. In 2017, NCSS students visited Atlassian, Google and WiseTech Global.


A Night of Illusions

11 August. 7.00am to 10.00am

107 Redfern Street, Redfern

Where art and science meet. Baffle your senses with an evening of tactile and visual illusions. Watch static images move and twist before your very own eyes. Feel your body change size and shape. Immerse yourself in the bizarre sensory world of animals in which perception determines your fate.


 HTN Margaret Fulton Future Food Service Professional Scholarship

You could be doing paid work experience at leading kitchens at The Merivale Group, Pendolino, Parliament House, Four Seasons Hotel. Recipients will be provided uniforms, a knife kit and $1,000 cash to put towards future training needs. The winner will be supported, escorted and chaperoned throughout the week-long experience by one of HTN’s Employment Coordinators/Mentors. Upon completion of the scholarship, HTN would offer the participant a full culinary apprenticeship within HTN’s network of 170 host businesses. To contact HTN please send us an email – or call on 1300 139 108




Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator