Careers News

Year 12 student Lia Nondas awarded VET Excellence Award

On Thursday the 12 September, Southern Sydney Business Education Network hosted the VET Excellence Awards at Doltone House in Sylvania Waters. This event celebrated the contribution of host employers, teachers of VET subjects as well as the outstanding achievement of students in VET subjects. The awards were presented during a sumptuous breakfast and I was accompanied by Mrs Vrahnos, my Business Services teacher, and my mum. I was the recipient of the VET Excellence Award for Business Services. It has been a rewarding experience doing Business Services as I have learnt about the many different facets of an administrator’s role in an organisation and got the chance to experience real work through my two work placements. I am very honoured to receive this award and trophy in recognition of my efforts.

Lia Nondas Year 12 Business Services




Applications Open for UNSW’s Women in Engineering Camp 2019 

Applications will close 17 October

Running 7 to 9 January

For any female student going into year 11 or 12 in 2019 – applications for the 2019 UNSW Women in Engineering Camp are now open. Participants will take part in site visits, workshops, networking events and more. Any questions please contact Sarah Coull, WIE Manager . Apply at:


Bond University Scholarships Open Now

Bond University scholarships are available to Year 12 students who excel in academic, community leadership and sporting pursuits. Applications are now open and we encourage high achieving students to submit a Bond University study application before commencing a scholarship application. Apply now via Visit:


ACU – Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP)

Closes 4 December

We understand you might need support to maintain sporting or performing excellence while studying. The Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) is designed to give you that support, and encourage excellence in both your sport/performing and academic life.

Top US University Colleges Not In The Ivy League

There are many more highly ranked universities in the USA that are not in the top Ivy League. Hear about their benefits and how to best apply to them in this very informative video.

CASPer Test –Undergraduate Teacher Entry in 2019

NOTE: Most of the Universities below require you to have VTAC ID, so this is mainly relevant for study in Victorian Institutions.

The CASPer test is an online screening tool designed to evaluate key personal and professional characteristics that make for successful students and graduates. Traditional evaluations of personal characteristics (e.g. standard interviews, reference letters, and personal essays) have shown to be ineffective in discerning good applicants. CASPer increases fairness in applicant evaluation by providing admissions and selection committees with a reliable measure of traits like professionalism, ethics, communication, and empathy.

Institutions using CASPer results for 2019 are:

Australian Catholic University

Deakin University Federation University

La Trobe University

Monash University

RMIT University

Swinburne University

Victoria University

Test date options are below:

25 September. 8.00pm

14 October. 1.00pm

29 November. 6.00pm

9 December. 1.00pm

4 January. 10.00am

22 January. 6.00pm

7 February. 6.00pm *only available for some schools

6 March. 9.00am *only available for some schools




Up to 15 Types of Scholarships at Top – Law and Business

TOP offers a wide range of scholarships and awards each year to both domestic and international students. Scholarships and awards are designed to recognise academic, leadership and community achievements and to assist students for a variety of reasons. If your students are interested in applying for admission, please get in touch. Phone 9209 4888 or email

Pilots of Tomorrow Scholarship

We are pleased to announce a joint initiative to offer a future pilots scholarship program. The program is open to high school students interested in a career as an airline pilot. The aviation industry is experiencing extraordinary growth but a shortage of pilots is expected. Email See more information at:

Torrens University Early Entry Applications Now Open

This is a great opportunity for your students to receive a conditional offer for a 2019 university place before receiving their ATAR. Students are able to apply to secure a university place in 2019 through the Torrens University’s Early Entry Program. Open to all year 12 students. More information visit: 


Study Medicine – Macquarie University Medicine. Free Trial Videos and September Medical Degree Deadlines.

New Study Medicine information added this month includes: – September deadlines for Australian medical degrees and degrees leading to medicine at:

New free trial videos explain how medical programs are structured using Macquarie as an example:

Find Study Medicine on Twitter, Facebook or email: 



Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator