Careers News


USA University Applicants – 2018 PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)

13 October. 8.30am to 12.30pm

Ascham School, 188 New South Head Road Edgecliff

Ascham School invites your Year 10 and 11 students, who are considering USA university applications. This test, held once a year, is an opportunity for Year 10 & 11 students to practise the SAT under exam conditions. The test results will provide valuable feedback on their strengths and weaknesses. The date is set by the US College Board and this year it will take place on Saturday 13 October, which is the last Saturday of the spring school holidays for most NSW schools. Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

Registration closes 5.00pm, 13 August, or when we reach capacity.

Enquiries: Mr Ludo Onstein. PSAT Coordinator



University of Wollongong – Koori STEM Camp

18 to 21 November

The University of Wollongong invites teachers and community members to nominate Year 10 and 11 students from the NSW South Coast. Aboriginal Year 10 and 11 students from the NSW South Coast. are being given the opportunity to identify with their Aboriginal cultural heritage and its connection to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Exploring old ways in new times while relating Aboriginal and modern STEM concepts through a unique student-focused program, the Koori STEM Camp will establish stronger senses of Identity, Connection, Pride and Empowerment for participating students. Students will engage with their cultural heritage and its links to STEM.


University of Canberra – UC 4 Yourself University Experience Day

27 to 29 November. 10.30am to 3.30pm

Building 1, Level B Room: Refectory, 11 Kirinari St, Bruce ACT

UC 4 Yourself days bring high school students to UC from schools across NSW and the ACT, with the aim of familiarising students with a university environment, exposing them to some of the ideas and concepts that can be studied at university, and encouraging them to recognise the potential benefits associated with a university education as both valuable and attainable.


ADFA – 3 ways to study at UNSW Canberra

  • ADFA Trainee Officers study Arts, Business, Computing and Cyber Security, Engineering, Science, or Technology degrees (while receiving military training and subsidised accommodation and living costs)
  • Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship students study Computing and Cyber Security or specialist Engineering degrees in Aeronautical, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical (with full tuition fee scholarships and stipends)
  • Non-Defence Undergraduate students study specialist Engineering degrees in Aeronautical, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical or Engineering / Science double degrees (with paid work experience opportunities).

Our students are provided with a unique study experience, access to custom-built facilities and resources, outstanding industry networks, and graduate with a degree from one of the top universities in the world.


Future proof your career with a Networking degree from MIT Sydney 

Cybersecurity is a gold mine for anyone who has the right skills and knowledge. If students want to future proof their career, the smart thing would be to apply for a computer networking degree at MIT Sydney, and specialise in Cyber Security, Cloud Networking or Software Engineering. Contact Bridget for more information on 8267 1400 or 



Thiess – Apprenticeships

For almost a decade, the Thiess Apprenticeship Program (TAP) has been striving for excellence, best practice and innovation. Recognised Australia wide for delivering consistent, high-quality on the job and off the job training. View the application steps for:

  • Certificate III Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitter)
  • Certificate III Automotive Electrical Technology
  • Certificate III Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding)
  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Systems Electrician (High Voltage)


Western Sydney Apprenticeship and Traineeship Expo

28 August – 3.00pm to 8.00pm

Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee

Events such as this encourage and help young people gain the qualifications they need to secure a job.



Kenvale College – Hospitality & Events Management Scholarship Program 

Closes 14 November

If you have a real passion for Event Management then our Get Real Events Experience program is for you. This is a partial scholarship program for Year 11 students in 2018. Our 10 finalists will be working in an events environment for a week. For more info contact us on or 9314 6213 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).



Inspiring Young Women

The Inspiring Futures for Young Women campaign is designed to help young people from all backgrounds, at schools and colleges across Australia to meet and make connections with female role models from a range of sectors.  By introducing young people to successful women working in different roles and industries, the aim is to enhance understanding of the breadth of career opportunities available, challenge gendered stereotypes about occupations and give young people the chance to ask questions and make connections with female role models.


ADF Recruiting Options for Indigenous People

Enjoy the rewarding lifestyle of working in the Army, Navy or Airforce with hundreds of Indigenous people. Meet them in the various roles they perform.


ArtExpress is Going Across NSW

Through to 4 November

ARTEXPRESS is an annual series of exhibitions of the highly ranked artworks created by New South Wales visual arts students for the Higher School Certificate examination. Find a date and location nearest to you and plan your visit.


EA Ski & Snowboard New Canada Recruits Wanted

We are now recruiting for paid ski & snowboard instructor jobs with full training provided starting this November. Download your free Canada instructor brochure to find out how you can become an instructor at one of our world-class ski resorts.


Science Experience Dates

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a fun 3 or 4 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students in 2018 program year. Each program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work. The program takes place in over thirty-five universities and tertiary institutions, within many different laboratories and lecture theatres. Participants perform experiments in the laboratories, meet and hear senior lecturers in the lecture theatres, attend site visits and walk around and experience what it is like to be on the campus of a university or tertiary institution.





Macquarie University, Sydney

15 – 17 January 2019

31 October 2018

University of New England, Armidale

15 – 17 January 2019

31 October 2018

University of Sydney, Sydney

9 – 11 January 2019

31 October 2018

University of Technology, Sydney

3 – 5 October 2018

30th August 2018

University of Wollongong, Wollongong

22 – 24 January 2019

31 October 2018

Australian National University, Canberra

26 – 28 September 2018

30th August 2018



Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator