Careers News

It has been a busy start to the year with students starting to take advantage of the resources on offer in the new Careers Room opposite the library.  I look forward to meeting as many of the girls as possible in the coming months and encourage them to drop into the Careers Room during any of the following lunchtimes to discuss careers, courses and other post school options:

Week A – Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes

Week B – Monday, Tuesday and Friday lunchtimes

I have also started emailing Year 12 students a ‘Careers Newsletter’ which includes information that will be of particular interest to them as they will need to start making decisions about the pathway they will take next year. Encourage your daughters to share this newsletter with you and take some time to read and discuss the options together.


Open Universities Australia

Study a university degree online and at your own pace.


Meet University of Melbourne in Albury

26 April . 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Albury Entertainment Centre, 525 Swift Street, Albury.

Contact: Lois Carlton at


US Application Information Workshop 

 2 March. 5.30pm and 7.30pm

Cranbrook High School

School 5 Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill, Sydney

Presentation for students and their families about the UC College Application Process.

RSVP For students in years 10-12 


UTS Insearch Information Session

28 February. 5.00pm to 7.00pm

Level 5, 187 Thomas Street, Haymarket

Diploma pathway into UTS Degrees if you did not get the desired ATAR.


Bond High School Mooting Competition Open

Years 11 and 12 who are interested in Law. Experience the courtroom environment and legal practice.

Contact  or phone 1800 074 074.


University of the Arts London

Study degrees, short courses or abroad programs. Their staff come to Australia to interview prospective students. For your school visit email:


The Doctor – Transcending history and space with Dr Karl

 7June.  5.45 to 7.00pm 

York Theatre, Seymour Centre

Free Public Lecture at the University of Sydney

Dr Karl once again unearths the scientific truths: from the theories of movie audiences emitting chemicals to immortal jellyfish, why coffee is now good for you and how hot tea cools you down. Join Dr Karl as he tells the tale of his latest mission.


Stranger Things – The Uncanny world of animal pregnancy. JD Stewart Lecture with Dr Camilla Whittington on the amazing world of genes.

16August. 5.45 to 7.00pm 

Eastern Ave Auditorium

Free Public Lecture at the University of Sydney

Discover how cutting-edge techniques are used to identify the pregnancy genes that cause live birth rather than egg-laying. Explore how Dr Whittington’s work relates to pregnancy in lizards, mammals and fish, including the world’s only male-pregnant animals–the seahorses.


Bright Lights – The science of light at the nanoscale. Nano Technology – Can we fit a whole lab on a chip? With Prof Ben Eggleton & Dr Andrea Redondo 

26April. 5.45 to 7.00pm WESTMEAD

Free Public Lecture at the University of Sydney

It’s possible with nanophotonics, the science of light at the nanoscale. Be dazzled by how nanophotonics is addressing the production of point-of-care medical diagnostic devices, reducing the carbon footprint of big data and making our future bright.

International Science School 2-15 July

Applications close 17 March

Join 140 other top young scientists from years 11 and 12, from around Australia and across the world, for an amazing, all expenses paid two weeks of science at the University of Sydney. Featuring talks by leading researchers, tours of scientific labs, hands-on experiments and activities, and a packed social program. More info:

Kickstart HSC Science Workshops 

Parts of the biology, chemistry and physics syllabus require equipment or expertise in areas that many schools may not be able to provide. Kickstart workshops give HSC students a chance to do experiments and demonstrations of key syllabus points that are difficult to do in the classroom.

P 9114 0825. Email to:


Kickstart HSC Science in Armidale and Dubbo, May 2017 

Armidale . 9 and 10 May

Dubbo. 30 and 31 May

Kickstart workshops give HSC students a chance to do experiments and demonstrations of key syllabus points that are difficult to do in the classroom. Biology and Physics workshops.
P 9114 0825. Email to:




Students who need another chance for their HSC and an alternate pathway into University. TAFE NSW St Leonards Campus are accepting late enrolments for HSC and Tertiary Preparation (TPC) courses. For more information, contact Colin Frederick on 9942 0743 or at Also on Facebook . Search “HSC Courses – TAFE NSW” or “TPC Courses – TAFE NSW” 


Study online with TAFE

Select your TAFE course to study at your own pace in your own home.


Build a Career with REECE School based Apprenticeship Program(ASbA)

Offering exciting employment, training for year 10s or 11s continuing through to year 12 combining  HSC with part time work. See position locally at:


HTN Apprentice Chef and Butcher Opportunities

Apprentice butcher or chef apprenticeships available now.


HTN Aspire

Do a 4 week training program to obtain a chef apprenticeship.



Bedford College February Intake for Business, Child Care, and Social Work Diplomas.

There are four intakes throughout the year in February, April, July, and October and enrolments accepted all year round. For enquiries, call on 1300 174 174, or visit the website at


Coco Republic Design School Online Courses

From 16 to 18 weeks on Interior Design Essentials, Styling Essentials and Colour for Interiors.


Interior Decoration Masterclass – 2 day creative workshop at Sydney Design School 

19 and 20 April. 9.30am to 4.00pm 

Sydney Design School 2/40 Oxley Street, St Leonards, Sydney

You’ll learn from practising Interior Designers and build your own interior scheme for a space in your home. Get a taste of this exciting industry and be inspired.


College for Law Education and Training Online in Law, Business Management, and Government Studies.

Nationally recognised qualifications.


Aviation Australia Cabin Crew Career Session, Qantas Centre of Service Excellence, 

22 March . 6.30pm to 8.30pm

70-80 Euston Rd Alexandria 

Discover how you can travel for a living at an Aviation Australia Cabin Crew Career Session. Find out how to excel in a career as a flight attendant, speak to industry experts and learn about the world class training aids on offer. For more information, contact our Airline Training Consultant, Laura McQuilkin on 07 3860 0993 or visit


Whitehouse Institute of Design School Workshops

2 Short Street, Surry Hills

Held on Whitehouse or at your school in drawing for fashion, interior drawing, textiles and design for all high school students. Email: or phone: 02 9267 8799


APM College of Business and Communication Course Guide

Business, Marketing, Event Management and Project Management.


JMC Academy Sydney Mocktail Film Award Submissions 2017 

Closes 5 March

For talented, young and aspiring high school filmmakers. Submit a short film for The Mocktail Awards. The nominated films will be screened at the prestigious Martini Awards held at Hoyts Broadway in April. For more information and to submit your work click here


JMC Academy Sydney Campus Tour 

Career opportunities in the growing areas of Animation, Film and TV, Music, Songwriting, Game Design, Entertainment Management, Audio Engineering and Digital Design or if you want a private tour of their Ultimo campus, email Student Recruitment Advisers at:


Work Experience in Game Development, Animation and Visual Effects 

The AIE Work Experience Program is a great way for secondary school students in years 10 to 12 to learn about the interactive entertainment and digital industries. The week will open the door to the range of career possibilities in the industry and allow students to get hands-on with the tools of the trade. Register at: 


3D Animation Workshop 

18 February

4 March

This workshop will give you a beginner’s understanding of the software ZBrush where you’ll have the opportunity to build a character from your own digital clay. 3D Design takes on many forms: modelling, rigging, texturing and more. Walk away with a good understanding of what it’s like to start the process of building your own designs from scratch Register:

AIT Intro to Film workshop 

18 February

4 March

A fun introduction to screen editing. Learn the basics of Premiere Pro and create your own photo montage, music video and green screen sequence. Learn about transitions, effects and other skills you can apply to your own projects. Use video footage and music tracks supplied – or bring your own to customise your creative work. Register:

AIT Intro to Creative Drawing 

18 February

4 March

Creative Drawing is a core unit for many programs here at AIT. It gives you an experience in basic traditional drawing techniques that can be applied to any digital formats. This one-day teaser course will give you the opportunity to try your hand at creative character design. Register:

AIT Digital Design

18 February

Learn how to create your own business card and personalised stationary with this exciting design workshop. Using Illustrator, explore the impact of bold typography and stylish layout to produce a professionally crafted package. You’ll come away from this workshop with a business card that you can incorporate into all your materials required for getting your work ready. Register:

Your Portfolio Crash Course 

22 February 4.00pm to 6.15pm

Level 2, 7 Kelly Street, Ultimo

You know a portfolio is important in digital media, but what goes into it and how do you get started? This Portfolio Crash Course will help you if graduating from High School or changing careers to understand what the key elements of building your portfolio.


Complimentary workshops at William Angliss Institute Sydney in school holidays 

Surry Hill campus

A specialised training centre running workshops in Cookery, Patisserie, Coffee and Hospitality

It offers a unique opportunity for students to try some hands on experience in these fields during school holidays. For more information, contact Stacey or call 0291255111


Endeavour College of Natural Health

Bachelor of Complementary Medicine online.



2017 Western Sydney Careers Expo

22 to 25 June

The Dome and Hall 2, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.

Universities, TAFE, gap year and employment opportunities. $10 per person.


Young People at Work

NSW Government website. Learn how to get a job, workers’ rights, how to work, leaving a job.


Be Work Ready

See what employers want in a new worker.


Discover Your Career in Tourism and Hospitality


How to survive year 12

and also:


How to prepare for year 12

Top students reveal how they achieved great results:

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Crash Course Chemistry

Videos on all Yr. 11 and 12 Chemistry topics.


National NAIDOC Poster Competition

Closes 6 March

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander do an artwork on the theme “Our Languages Matter”. Win $5,000 and have your poster in NAIDOC promotions.


Young Endeavour

Applications to sail open.

16s and over  develop sailing, leadership and teamwork skills.


Bradman Scholarship Applications Close

Closes 28February

Are you a commencing uni student and can demonstrate cricket skill, academic, personal and community involvement. $5000 per year.


National Indigenous Youth Parliament 2017

Closes 3 March

Indigenous youth, 16 and over can learn about democracy and contribute discussions for future of Australia.


Volunteer 2018 Commonwealth Games – Gold Coast       

Registrations open


WEP Australia Student Exchange Scholarships – Student Exchange Programs to 25 Countries 

WEP Australia is a not-for-profit student exchange organisation offering partial scholarships for students wishing to spend a semester or year overseas in 2018. Students can choose from 25 countries around the world. The majority of their destinations do not have language per-requisites. Request a free information pack: 1300884733,


Defence Force Recruiting Information Sessions 

Adventure, travel, great pay and diverse career opportunities  are a few of the benefits on offer when you join the Navy, Army or Air Force. If you would like to find out more, come along to one of their upcoming information sessions.

Email and quote reference number 0270231158 for more information.

For a Defence event near you visit:


Au Pair in America – GAP Year opportunity 

Spend a year in the US caring for children, sightseeing, making friends and having fun. Au Pairs all attend an orientation and flights and insurance are included. For more info –


Challenges Abroad Australia International Volunteering

Overseas internship opportunities in education, business and/or health.


AFS Overseas Student Exchange Online Information Sessions

Find a location nearest to you for the correct session.


Camp Leaders Australia Applications Now Open

Applications Summer season in the USA.


STEM Subjects – Why are they in Demand?

The future of the Australian economy depends on a workforce that is skilled in using new applications and applying innovations. Young people with STEM skills are highly prized by employers and this trend is predicted to continue as there is a shortage of qualified recruits.




Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator