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Year 12 Video Advice from UAC – How to Apply

See the quick video guide for Year 12 students applying for undergraduate courses through UAC.


Steps to Apply to Uni – UAC

Keep your options open by taking the time to understand how the university application process works, how institutions use the ATAR to select students, non-ATAR pathways to tertiary study, and the many levels of financial support available to you.


Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships

The NSW Government’s new Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships mean that students can get the skills they need to get the job they want and their course fees will be covered.

Young people (aged 15-30) who meet the Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship criteria are eligible for a government subsidy which covers their Smart and Skilled course fee.

Eligible students can receive a single Fee Free Scholarship in a financial year, and two Fee-Free Scholarships across 4 financial years.


How to apply for the Macquarie Leaders and Achievers Early Entry Scheme

The Macquarie Leaders and Achievers Early Entry Scheme will reward students’ academic achievements, leadership qualities and commitment to community with an early offer to their degree at Macquarie in 2023. 

Watch this webinar to hear from current students who will share their insights about the early entry experience, explain how to apply step-by-step, and answer common questions.

Register to watch on-demand.


Register for Macquarie University Open Day 2022

Saturday 13 August

Register now  to hear about what’s on offer at the Open Day.


Macquarie University Become a Co-op student Actuarial Studies, Accounting, Business Analytics

Applications close 15 Sep 2022

Be financially supported to develop professional skills and network for the future. Co-op students alternate between classroom studies with practical workplace experience, while receiving financial support from partner organisations.


Macquarie University Year 10 Subject Selection Online Information Session

This online information session will give students everything they need to start thinking about their future career. Hear about selection ranks, entry pathways and how subject choices help at university.


HSC Study Tips from University of Sydney

  • History: Cultural Revolution to Tiananmen Square (12:30 minutes)
  • History: Sydney Quarantine Station – Stories from the Sandstone (20:23 minutes)
  • Chinese and literature (40 minutes)
  • Economics (24 minutes)
  • Modern history (39 minutes)
  • Music (29 minutes)


Sydney University – Sydney College of the Arts – Information to prepare your portfolio and application

Portfolio submissions deadline: Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 5pm AEDT.

Creative Arts Special Admission Scheme (CASAS) deadline:  Yr 12 students wishing to be considered for an early offer through CASAS should submit their portfolio by 1 August 2022, 5pm AEDT for UAC August Round 1 or by 12 September 2022, 5pm AEDT for UAC September Round 2.

In addition to meeting the academic criteria for admission to the Bachelor of Visual Arts degrees you will need to submit a portfolio of your artwork.


 2023 UTS Early Entry Program

Applications are direct to UTS and opened on 15 June 2022

UTS Early Entry Program is open , applicants are assessed on their Year 11 results, and can secure a place at UTS before the final Year 12 exams.


Reminder – Applying to UTS For students and parents

2 July 2022 

Find out about different application options, including applying through UAC, the UTS Early Entry Program and pathway options. Students will also get a chance to ask UTS staff their questions. Click link to register.


UTS Year 12 Subject Scheme

The Year 12 subject scheme awards adjustment points towards your selection rank, based on your performance in select high school subjects that are relevant to your preferred UTS course.



UTS Specific Study Area Scheme LOOK INTO EACH ONE!

 Your interest or aptitude in specific study areas can also be taken into consideration in your application to study at UTS. 

You can increase your chances of being made an offer to certain courses through these admission schemes:

  • Business cadetship scheme
  • Design and Architecture portfolio scheme
  • Engineering portfolio
  • Information Technology portfolio
  • Science aptitude test 
  • Women in engineering, information technology and construction


Points for UTS – Have you Done Work experience?

You may be eligible for up to five adjustment points if your work experience relates to the course you are applying for. Complete the employment question in your UAC application so your work experience can be considered for specific courses in: 



Engineering and IT



Reminder – Discover ACU – North Sydney Campus

Tuesday 5 July 9.30am – 1pm

The North Sydney event has a wide range of sessions available including nursing, physiotherapy, psychology, nutrition, speech pathology, occupational therapy, biomedical science, law, criminology, business, arts and education, as well as student panels and campus tours.


UNSW Year 12 Degrees & Scholarships Information Evenings

21 June 2022. 6pm to 7.30pm and 23 June 2022. 6pm to 7.30pm

Learn how to get ready for Uni at the UNSW Year 12 Degrees and Scholarships Information Evenings.

The evening will cover how to preference for your dream degree, scholarship application tips and tricks, and how you can show you are more than just your ATAR.


Western Sydney University Register for Open Day 2022

The Open Day on Sunday 14 August, 2022 is your chance to discover what Western has to offer.

Register now to explore presentations and student panels, meet academics and current students and find out all about Western’s early offer pathway, HSC True Reward.


Western Sydney University Year 12 apply for their course preferences directly

Students can now apply for their course preferences directly through the Western Portal for free. Find out more information about scholarships, pathways and more.


CSU HSC Study Days 2022

5, 6 and 7 July 2022

Boost your exam marks with the help from expert HSC markers.

Hear from accomplished HSC markers at Charles Sturt University’s HSC Study Days!  The guest presenters have experience leading HSC marking, sitting on exam committees and writing textbooks, so you’ll leave these free sessions exam-ready.

Learn strategies and tips from HSC experts.

Practise questions and receive example responses.

Improve your knowledge and understanding of key syllabus content.

Receive detailed notes and sample questions for each module/topic.


NIDA 2023 Undergraduate Courses


NIDA 2023 Applications for Undergrads

Now Open

NIDA’s practice-based learning, connections to industry and culture of innovation have produced some of the world’s most influential and in-demand storytellers across stage, screen and beyond.

NIDA offers a wide range and depth of industry-relevant training across performing arts disciplines including: acting, costume, cultural leadership, design, directing, make-up, musical theatre, props, scenic construction, stage management, technical theatre, and writing .

This, along with the Institute’s international networks and deep industry links, ensures  graduates are immediately employable, enjoying successful careers in theatre, dance and opera companies, festivals and events, film, television and games production.

Application form here:


Early offers for Visuals Arts and Music students – Creative Arts Special Admission Scheme (CASAS)

Secure your place at uni early.

Did you know you can apply to get an early offer from the Con or Sydney College of the Arts before you get your ATAR? If you’ve got the talent and the dedication, we want you.

The Creative Arts Special Admissions Scheme offers talented Year 12 students a chance to receive an early offer to study music based on their audition and academic performance in year 11 and 12 so far, prior to getting an ATAR.

Click link/title to apply to the Con: 

Apply to the SCA:


What is the difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?

The main difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship is that a traineeship can be within a broader range of occupations and is run either part-time or full-time, where you are employed and trained for typically between one to two years; compared to an apprenticeship, which covers skilled trades and takes around four years to complete.


Guide for Apprentices and Trainees

This guide, from Training Services NSW at the Department of Industry, welcomes students into their apprenticeships and traineeships.


Qantas Group Pilot Academy

Applications are now open

Apply now. For the QG24 course starting in 2023.

For information on courses, selection process, funding or other training related topics, contact the Pilot Academy.


Estimates suggest that 790,000 more pilots will be required globally over the next 20 years with around one third of them in the Asia Pacific region.

To help meet the increasing need for skilled aviators in one of the fastest growing global industries Qantas has launched the Qantas Group Pilot Academy. The Academy is part of plans to build a long-term talent pipeline not just for Qantas, QantasLink and Jetstar, but for the industry more broadly.

Application form here:


Women for the Defence Forces

Across all of the 200+ roles, the ADF offers excellent career opportunities for women. They foster equality and provide a uniquely supportive and inclusive workplace.


TAFE NSW Information Sessions

On now through to 22 July 2022

Join online or at your nearest participating campus, and discover how TAFE NSW can help you get the skills you need for the job you want. Registrations are mandatory. Get in quick to secure your seat today.


 Stephen Donlan

Careers Advisor