Careers News

Women in STEM Workshop at St. George Hospital

On Friday 8th February, seven Year 10 girls from Bethany attended a STEM information and careers day at St George Hospital in celebration of women in science. During the day we listened to lectures from women who had successful STEM careers. We heard from several doctors, researchers, astronomers, a banking CEO, a marine biologist and an ecologist (just to name a few). We thoroughly enjoyed listening to how they began their careers, what they do and what challenges they have overcome in their field. The day was incredibly helpful into gaining an insight into what our lives will be like if we chose to do a STEM career. Thank You to Mrs Vrahnos for organising and promoting the day for us.

Ayva Palmer Year 10


The life of a VET on a farm – Work Experience at Calmsley Hill City Farm

In Week 9 of Term 4 last year I spent a week volunteering at Calmsley Hill City Farm. I spent the time assisting in the care of a range of animals such as farm animals, reptiles, Australian native mammals and birds. I was involved in feeding turtles, caring for an orphan joey, flea and tick treating chickens and ducks, worming sheep and treating a cow’s skin allergies. The time I spent at Calmsley Hill was highly enriching and I gained a deeper understanding of animal care.

Georgia Bray Year 11



ANU Tuckwell Scholarship

Applications open 4 March

Current Year 12s. Receiving a Tuckwell Scholarship is not just about your intellect. It is about your desire and determination to use your natural abilities to realise your full potential so that you can make a difference in the world. The Tuckwell vision is to see highly talented and motivated school leavers fulfil their potential and reinvest their knowledge, skills and experience in ways that positively benefit others. The program has a focus on giving back to Australia and is the only one of its kind that nurtures Scholars to fulfil their broader community ambitions over and above the pursuit of an undergraduate degree. Find out more here:


Study Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, admissions pathway and more for 2020

At the University of Sydney, students can choose from the largest range of health degrees of any Australian university. We’re world leaders in medicine and health, and our students graduate in demand. We offer admissions pathways, including for double degree medicine and dentistry, and publish guaranteed ATARs for some of our courses. Read our updates for career advisers:


University of Sydney 360 degree tour

Enjoy looking across all parts of the university in any direction you choose. Look at what university life is like across the lecture rooms, activities, research labs, sport and much more.


UTS Science Work Experience 2019 Now Open

Imagine doing real hands on work in forensics, environmental, biological, medical activities at UTS in:

  • joining tertiary students in their experimental work
  • performing experimental work under the supervision of technical staff
  • working with scientific equipment

Speak to your Careers Adviser as soon as possible to check this out.

Macquarie University 2019 Campus Tours

13 February. 11.00am – 12:30pm

You can never truly know if a uni is right for you until you visit in person and get a feel for the campus. At Macquarie University, we’re ready to help you get to know your future home.

On every tour you’ll see our various lecture theatres, our award-winning library, MUSE – our flexible and creative study space, the Sport and Aquatic Centre, and the Campus Common, where you can explore the many dining options.


Macquarie University – Save These Dates and Register Your Interest

April 2019 – Year 12 Info Evenings (on-campus and off-campus)

17 – 18 April – Macquarie in a Day

May – Year 10 Subject Selection Evenings (on-campus and off-campus)

17 August – Open Day


UCAT – No Need to Panic

A good article via My Health Career published by UCAT NIE – The National Institute of Education

The shift from UMAT to UCAT took place without much warning with only the university admission offices having been made aware ahead of the change.  For everyone else it did come as a surprise and truth be told, it has created a lot of work for people like us who had spent a lot of time researching and developing courses for the UMAT.


UCAT Test Dates, Fees and Processes

Candidates taking the UCAT in 2019 for entry to universities in Australia and New Zealand in 2020 should note these key dates:

1 March – Registrations Open

17 May – Registrations Close

1 July – Testing begins

Early September- Results delivered to Universities

All details in full are found here:


Australian Catholic University –University Experience Workshops 2019

9 July – Strathfield Campus

11 July –  North Sydney Campus

1 October – Canberra Campus

Would you like a taste of uni life before you enrol to study at ACU? Attend our free university experience day. Tailored to your study area of interest, the day gives insight into on-campus life. Experience, before you enrol.

If you’re considering university study in the next year or two, you can sample life as a university student by registering for a university experience program.

As a program participant, you’ll spend a day at your local campus where you’ll be able to:

  • participate in hands-on workshops related to your degree of choice
  • meet staff and current students
  • explore your local ACU campus
  • learn about industries and careers
  • get helpful tips on preparing for university
  • soak up the campus atmosphere.


Australian National University –Schools Enrichment Program

The ANU Schools Enrichment Program gives students in years 10 to 12 an amazing opportunity to experience what it is like to learn at Australia’s national university. They will see what studying at ANU is all about by participating in workshops delivered by some of our leading researchers, designed to deepen their knowledge and interest in the field. Workshops cover a range of disciplines across our academic Colleges from Fine Arts to Astrophysics and everything in between.  Talk to your Careers Adviser.


How We Got In: Our Journeys to the World’s Leading Universities

The choice you make after high school is likely to be the first life-changing decision you’ll make. If you’re feeling like there must be other options out there than local unis then this event is for you! Hear from Australian students who have just been offered a place at some of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Hornsby –  2 March. 10.30am to 12.00pm –

Double Bay – 2 March – 2.30pm to 4.00pm –


NIDA Courses 

From 9 February onwards

215 Anzac Pde, Kensington

Practical, skill-based learning led by industry experts across a range of performing arts disciplines. NIDA courses for students are designed to support and inspire young people at any stage of their creative development. Each term we focus on a specific area of performance practice to ensure students have a varied experience and learn a range of essential creative skills.

Drama for Grades 7-10, NIDA Kensington

Acting on Screen Grades 7-10, NIDA Kensington

Acting on Screen Grades 11-12, NIDA Kensington


Join us at our Feb Info Nights UTSInsearch – Discover the preferred pathway to UTS

12 February or 26 February. 5.00pm to 7.30pm

UTS Insearch, 187 Thomas Street, Haymarket

Info Night is about discovering what UTS Insearch is all about. Hosted by our Program Managers and students, you’ll be welcomed on to campus and invited to enjoy a tour of our teaching spaces and recreation areas, take part in live demonstrations and learn about the types of courses we offer and how they can lead into second year study of a UTS degree.


AIE Information Evening –Games Design and Animation

20 March. 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Level 2, Wentworth Park Grandstand, Wattle Street, Ultimo

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects Our campus will be opening our doors to visitors eager to find out about upcoming full-time and part-time courses.

The evening will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. Student work will be on display and our teachers will be available to speak with you one on one about our courses and how AIE can get you into a creative career.

P: +61 2 8514 8800 E:


AIE Introductory Courses in Games 3D animation & programming

Courses available for high school students who are interested in learning 3D Animation, Game Design or Game Programming. With convenient study options either in the evenings, school holidays or online. More info: 02 8514 8800 AIE also offers Work Experience for year 10 students, spots going fast.


Study Interior Design Entirely Online

Whilst enrolments for Sydney Design School are now closed you can still study their world-class courses online. As their official online partner, Interior Design Online gives you access to their accredited career qualifications. Find out more today on our website below or call our team on 02 9460 8664.



What You Need To Know About New Rights For Casual Employees

As of October 2018, casual employees now have the right to request a permanent part-time or full-time position after working for at least a year in a casual role. If like many young people you’ve spent a lot of your working life jumping from one casual job to the next then this is BIG news.


Emerging Entrepreneurs Tour USA

April 2019

Visit top tech firms like Twitter, Google and Facebook and learn from the people that build the virtual world around.
Meet your mentors at game-changing companies like Stripe,  Xero and Unfiltered
Make friends for life with peers that will challenge and engage you
Every question you’ve had about campus life and every insight you’ve wanted to help you make the right decision – fully immerse yourself into the culture of your dream schools.


NYSF Year 12 Program – Inspiring Australia’s Young Scientists

Applications open 1 March for January 2020

The NYSF Year 12 Program is a 12-day residential program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields.  At the NYSF Year 12 Program run in January each year, participants will:

  • visit science and technology related laboratories and facilities
  • go on site tours and listen to lectures

Participants also take part in sessions on entrepreneurship, critical thinking, how to work together effectively, and more. The focus is not solely on academic achievements, but on developing well-rounded individuals who have the skills and confidence to determine their futures.


ARTEXPRESS – HSC Showcases and Exhibitions

Art Gallery of NSW from 7 February

ARTEXPRESS is an annual exhibition of exemplary artworks created by students for the HSC in Visual Arts. The works represent a broad range of subject matter, approaches, styles and media including painting, photomedia, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, documented forms, textiles and fibre, ceramics, time-based forms and collections of works.


Encore – HSC Showcases and Exhibitions

Sydney Opera House 18 February. 1.30pm and 7.00pm

ENCORE is a program of outstanding performances and compositions by students from the HSC Music examinations.


Shape – HSC Showcases and Exhibitions

22 February to 5 May

Powerhouse Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

The Shape exhibition features a selection of exemplary Major Projects from HSC Design and Technology, Industrial Technology and Textiles and Design students from the 2018 Higher School Certificate examinations.


Texstyle – HSC Showcases and Exhibitions

12 to 16 March

The Muse, Ultimo TAFE, Sydney.

The exhibition of a selection of exemplary major textile projects. Year 11 Textiles and Design students are encouraged to attend the seminars associated with Texstyle.


Young Writers Showcase – HSC Showcases and Exhibitions

Young Writers Showcase is an anthology of some of the extraordinary Major Works in print, sound and visual media submitted for the HSC English Extension 2 course.

View the selection of authors and their writings lower down on this link:



Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator