Careers News

ATAR Enquiry Centre

UAC operating its ATAR Enquiry Centre for students who have queries about the calculation of their ATAR. Days are as follows:

  • Fri 18 December, 8.30am–6pm
  • Sat 19 December, 8.30am–4.30pm
  • Mon 21 December, 8.30am–4.30pm
  • Tue 22 December, 8.30am–4.30pm

Offer rounds for Year 12 students

The most important offer rounds for Year 12 students are:

  • December Round 2 – Wednesday 23 December
  • January Round 1 – Friday 8 January 2021.

Not all courses will be offered in December Round 2, and applicants should check UAC’s website for details of excluded courses before they finalise their course preferences. Please note, the Australian National University (ANU) will not be participating in December Round 2.

Students whose results are not available in time for December Round 2 can be assured that they will not be disadvantaged – universities will still have places available to make offers to all courses in January Round 1.

The University of Sydney – Commerce or economics: which degree for me?

Wednesday 25 November, 5.30-6.40pm 

The world needs experts with the problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking skills of business and economics graduates to tackle the challenges of an ever-changing society. Gain the hands-on experience to develop into resilient future leaders. But what’s the difference between these two degrees?


University of SydneyCurrent School LeaversUniversity Bridging Courses Online
January and February 2021
Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics Ext 1, Physics
These 5- to 7-day courses are ideal for students wanting to enter a University degree that requires assumed science knowledge that they did not complete in the HSC.
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STEM at University of Sydney

STEM courses open up a world of opportunity

As new fields of STEM employment continue to emerge, it’s important for today’s graduates to be agile and able to adapt their skills to this fast-changing global economy.

What can I do with a STEM degree? 

The range of STEM careers is broad and diverse, from biomedical engineering and software development to psychology and accounting.  .

USyd’s purpose-built labs, teaching and learning hubs are home to the latest technology and equipment, providing you with an engaging and hands-on educational experience. Find out more about the Faculty of ScienceFaculty of Medicine and Health and the Faculty of Engineering and IT’s laboratories and facilities.


Reminder – UNSW, The 2021 Bachelor of Commerce Information Evening

17 November. 6pm

Are you considering studying commerce at UNSW in 2021 or beyond? UNSW Business School has made some exciting changes to the Bachelor of Commerce to make sure their graduates are equipped to tackle the big business issues of the future. Join online to find out how UNSW’s Bachelor of Commerce can help you kick-start your business career.

Register now to secure your spot.


Study at ACU Law and Business Webinar! 

This talk focuses on ACU’s business and law courses, highlighting ACU’s Passion for Business and Passion for Law entry programs. A current business student, law student and an ACU graduate will share their experiences and answer your questions. Register now:


ACU Transitioning to Uni

2 December. 5pm

Making the leap from high school to university can be daunting. In this session you will hear from students who have made that transition and get their tips for making the most of uni.


Reminder – ACU’s brand new Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation) 

This new course will dive into the intellectual tradition and culture of the West. The Ramsay Centre is funding 30 scholarships valued at $30,000 per year ($90,000 total) across the duration of your degree. To find out more, visit :


University of Notre Dame Accepting Applications for Bachelor of Primary Education

Notre Dame are currently accepting applications for the Bachelor of Primary Education, starting in 2021. The Bachelor of Primary Education provides students with some of the highest rates of practical, industry experience in the country whilst supporting them through an in-depth mentoring program, allowing students to graduate job ready and in demand.


Reminder Discover Western: The Western Experience

Thursday 26 November at 4pm
Audience: Year 12 students who have just finished HSC

Reminder – HSC True Reward Early Offer Program 

Apply by 15 November

Current Year 12 students have the opportunity to apply to Western’s HSC True Reward Early Offer Program based on their Year 11 results with a final round offer being released on 19 November. Apply now:


UOW Free in person – COVID safe – Campus Tours

 Friday & Saturday – 13 and 14 November

The University of Wollongong is holding campus tours. Tours will be offered twice each day, will take 1 – 2 hours  and will be hosted by a current UOW student. Booking are essential for COVID-safe practices. To book a spot – interested families should head to:



TAFE – Hundreds of choices delivered straight to your inbox

With hundreds of courses to choose from, TAFE NSW can help you find your passion – and turn that passion into a career.


Australian Training Company Apprenticeships

Select the traineeship or apprenticeship you are interested in, click the ‘Apply Now’ button and complete the online Vacancy Application Form and attach your resume.

Or if you are interested in finding out more, simply contact your local ATC office and ask to speak to an Account Manager on:  02 9704 1550.

Search the list of available apprenticeships here –


Apprenticeships & Traineeships Available 

The Apprentice Employment Network and its 29 member Group Training Organisations have over 1000 apprenticeships & traineeships on offer for school leavers. They are also running numerous pre apprenticeships courses giving school leavers a kick start they need for picking up a trade.


TAFE NSW Pathways to Degrees

TAFE offer’s many pathways to Degrees at TAFE NSW to help students get the job they want. Follow their pathway journeys in Engineering, Construction, Tourism and Retail, some of the occupations available and their salaries.


Patrick’s College Australia 6 Scholarship places available for the Diploma of Business Administration

Undertake the 40 Week Course to become a Personal Assistant (PA), Executive Assistant (EA), Legal Secretary or Administrative Assistant. These places are currently reserved for School Leavers but will become available to Non School Leavers after November 2020. All applicants will be considered should they have a genuine interest in gaining paid employment in Sydney’s corporate world.

The College Campus (at Level 7, 451 Pitt St, Sydney) is open from 10am to 8pm for Interviews, Monday to Friday. It is best for students to contact directly on 0450 291 797 or to arrange an appointment. Parents are highly encouraged to attend the meeting also.

Here is the 2021 Course Guide.




Stephen Donlan

Careers Advisor