Careers News

What is meant by the term Adjustment Factors?

Year 12 Adjustment Factors (previously known as Year 12 Bonus Points) awards points towards a student’s selection rank, based on their performance in selected high school subjects that are relevant to the course they have applied for.

Your selection rank is determined by a combination of your ATAR and any subsequent adjustment that have been applied, such as subject related adjustments.


UAC Information Evening

The Universities Admissions Centre information evening to take place place at Sydney Technical Boys High on April 7 between 6pm and 7pm. This event has been CANCELLED.


ACU Community Achiever Program 

The Community Achiever Program (CAP) was previously named the Early Achievers’ Program (EAP).

The program offers future students who are active in their community early entry to their undergraduate course of choice. It also provides opportunities to enhance leadership and volunteering skills.

If you’re successful in applying for the CAP, you could receive an offer to study with us as early as August.


ACU Elite Athlete and Performer Program – Plan ahead

The Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) is designed to give students who are top sporting or artistic performers the tools they need to achieve balance across their active and academic lives.

The program comes with a range of benefits, including:

  • adjustment factors to your entry score
  • academic support (deferred exams, extensions, special considerations)
  • access to travel grants and scholarships.


Business Cadetships

Opens – Monday 9 March 2020

Closes – Wednesday 13 May 2020

Open to Year 12 students who wish to pursue a business career. Cadets combine university study with paid work at UBS, a top-ranking global bank.  Over the last thirteen years, Professional Cadetships Australia has provided Year 12 students with the opportunity to apply for a cadetship with leading companies in the financial services industry, including UBS, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Westpac, QBE and Zurich. In 2019, UBS intends to offer cadetships across the firm under the Business Cadetships Program. In addition, the bank intends placing Technology Cadets under this Program. Program Director: Alister Wilkinson. Contact:


UTS – High School Senior Information Evening

10 June. 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Faculty of Engineering and IT Building, Building 11 Broadway

Hear from UTS students and academics about IT and engineering undergraduate courses.


Meet People in These Different Finance Careers – Videos

Chartered Accountant

Business Analyst


Finance Broker


UTS – Law Undergraduate Info Evening

17 June. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Discover why studying at UTS will give you an edge!

 Entry pathways

 Law scholarships

 Student life from current Law students

 Career opportunities from Law graduates


UTS Discover Nursing

Wednesday 14 July

Wednesday 18 November

Parents and partners are also welcome to attend with their High School student..


ANU How to Apply Direct 2021 – Consider which ANU programs are best for you 

View Programs and Courses to find a program that best suits your interests.  

You can also view admission requirements including minimum selection rank, prerequisites, study options, and any additional entry requirements that are required as part of your application.  


Check that you meet the co-curricular or service requirement 

The co-curricular or service requirement considers the knowledge you have developed outside of the classroom and recognises this in your ANU application.  

You’ll need to provide documentation to support your activities over the last two years, such as school reports or certificates for community activities. You can view examples of documentation we accept, or use our supporting documentation template to help.  

Find out if you meet the requirements by using our co-curricular or service calculator. 

Full details on all the steps on how to apply are below:


Western Sydney University The Academy Scholarships

The Academy gives academic high-achievers an added edge – in study and with employers. It’s free to join. Offers you the challenges and intellectual rigour you crave. Focuses on community engagement, and personal and professional development. Prepares you to be a leader of tomorrow.

The Academy is unique to Western. We enrich your learning experience and invite you to become an engaged and informed citizen through unlimited opportunities.


UAC Medicine and Medical Sciences Advice

Reminder – Registration for UCAT is open now and closes at midnight on 18 May 2020.

Entry into undergraduate medical degrees is highly competitive and the selection process is rigorous. Special entry requirements for medicine and medical science courses in 2021 at the University of Newcastle, University of New England, the University of Sydney, UNSW Sydney, Charles Sturt University and Western Sydney University for 2021 are now available. View the information on UAC’s website.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)


University Of Wollongong Early Admission Important Dates

Opens 20 July

Closes 14 August

Early Admission is UOW’s early offer program for Year 12 students. We’ll assess the results you’ve got so far and can reward you with an early offer for your chosen degree (or degrees) before you sit your first exam.

More dates to watch are here:

What you need to know is here:


UOW Scholarships 2020 Directory

Do you need help financially? Have you done well academically? Maybe you are an elite athlete? Whatever your situation, a scholarship can help you succeed at university. Studying can be expensive. UOW has a wide range of scholarships available to you which can assist with living costs, text books or that can contribute towards your fees.


Early Entry – Macquarie University

Applications open in Term 2, 2020

Macquarie has a new early entry program on the way! Following feedback and consultation with schools and students, they are launching a new early entry program very soon.
They are looking for students who are doing well at school and involved in service, leadership and extra-curricular activities within their community.
Be the first to know what’s happening at Macquarie, including when this new early entry program open for 2020 entry by providing your details below. Plus, we’ll keep you up updated on our events and activities. Visit here and complete to stay up to date:

Apply here:


Maxima – Set yourself up for life with an Apprenticeship/Traineeship

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a combination of paid work and structured training over a period of 12 to 48 months, depending on the qualification. At the end of your apprenticeship or traineeship, you will have the advantage of a nationally recognised qualification and practical, on-the-job experience.


ARC Group Training – Business Traineeships 

ARC make career development easy! ARC offers Business Traineeships for recent school leavers wanting to start their career in the Business world. As part of your traineeship, you will work full time in an office junior role, undertake a Certificate III in Business and get PAID! For more information call 02 8833 3999 or email your resume to:


JMC Academy Open Day

9 May

Animation, Film and TV, Music, Songwriting, Game Design, Entertainment Management, Audio Engineering and Digital Design. On the day you can take a tour of the facilities, get your hands on some serious gear, grab a bit to eat and learn why JMC continues to lead the way in Creative Industries education.


Qantas Group Pilot Academy

Qantas trains their pilots to the highest standards and can draw on almost 100 years of aviation experience. Qantas wants to help shape the next generation of pilots and that’s why they are establishing the Qantas Group Pilot Academy. It will open its doors in 2019 with an initial intake of 100 pilots, and once it’s fully established aim to train up to 500 pilots a year.

Qantas expect the typical entrants to be high school or university graduates with a strong academic performance. After 18 months of classroom, simulator and real world flight training you’ll graduate. The training could lead to employment with one of the Qantas Group airlines, including Jetstar.

Application Options Form here:


Main site here:


Future Teachers in NSW – HSC students step-by-step guide to becoming a teacher in a NSW public school

  1. Decide what type of teacher you would like to become.
    Note: Becoming a qualified teacher in a high-demand subject area would increase your chances of gaining employment in NSW public schools.
  2. Find out what teacher education course you will need to complete in order to become the type of teacher you want to be. You may need to study specific subjects in high school in order to gain entrance to the university degree you choose to study. Your school’s careers adviser should be able to help you select the subjects you need to study.
    Note: To teach in NSW public schools, you will need to complete teacher education studies at a recognised Australian university or tertiary institution. Your studies will need to meet the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) academic requirements for employment as a teacher. The NSW Department of Education has a number of programs on offer for future teachers to apply for a scholarship and get paid to study to become teachers of high-demand subject areas and in high-demand locations.
  3. Apply for admission to the university course you’ve decided to study through the UAC.
  4. Complete your HSC.
    Note: You will need to achieve three Band 5s, including in English, to enter a teacher education university course. A few more steps after this are to be found in the link below.



Stephen Donlan 

Year 12 Coordinator / Careers Advisor