Careers News


Macquarie University key dates for 2017 

Macquarie in a Day -19 and 20 April 

Global Leadership Entry Program – Applications open 8 May – 28 August 

Undergraduate information evening – 17 May 

Macquarie subject taster days – July and September holidays

Open Day – 19 August 

Undergraduate information day – 16 December 

More info at


Macquarie University’s  Global leadership entry program

Open 8 May

Closes 28 August

Students are global citizens, deeply engaged with the world and the big issues shaping the future of society. Global Leadership Entry Program (GLEP) will support and inspire you as a global leader of tomorrow. If you’re selected for GLEP,  you receive an early offer for Session 1, 2018. You’ll also participate in exclusive activities while you’re still at school. Are you active in the community and achieving good results? Register at:


Macquarie in a Day

21 April . 8.30am to 3.00pm

Experience practical sessions and tutorials in the area you like to study, and learn about university life.


University of Sydney launches new undergraduate curriculum

Reimagined undergraduate curriculum to start from 2018.

The University of Sydney has formally launched the Sydney Undergraduate Experience, a new undergraduate curriculum which will enable students to tailor their degrees to their interests and prepare graduates for global possibilities.


Year 12, in 1 Year from now. Five things you should do at Orientation Week

Good advice on what to do and what to expect for Uni at Orientation Week late February early March 2018.

Amidst the fun and social activities of the OWeek festival, there are plenty of other important events and sessions. Make sure you take the time to do these 5 things – you’ll thank yourself later.


ACU Personalised Campus Tours

Available Monday to Friday. 10.00am or 3.00pm . Sydney Campus.  30 minutes duration.


QUT Blueshift Business Case Competition

Closes 10 March

Senior school student teams submit an answer to a real world business problem by applying your classroom  theories .


UTS Bachelor of Accounting Co-op Scholarship ProgramEarly closing date 2 June

The UTS Bachelor of Accounting Scholarship program is a 3-year full time degree ($51,000 tax-free!). It includes two internships.

Online applications at

Round 1 opens 1 March and closes 2 June.

Round 2 opens 1 August and closes 20 October.

Interviews will be held in the first week of July and again in November.

For more information email: 


Business Cadetships

 Applications open: 6 March 2017

Applications close: 10 May 2017

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.

 Program Director: Alister Wilkinson




Engineering &Technology Cadetships (ETCAD)

 Applications open: 26 April 2017

Applications close: 16 June 2017

 For Year 12 students who would like to pursue a career in ICT and in business. Technology Cadets combine an IT-related degree or a business degree with paid work at either Westpac Group or Macquarie Group.

 Program Director: Alister Wilkinson




Western Sydney University The Academy Scholarships

Are you a high achieving student and making a community contribution?

Scholarships are for  VC Leadership Scholarship  ($10 000 per year), and the Dean’s Scholarship and Academic Excellence Scholarship, ($5 000 per year).


Western Sydney University Webchat Icon

Webchat your University questions by clicking the bubble icon found at the bottom right corner on their website and enter your name and email.


Western Sydney University Open Day

27 August

Plan the day and meet staff, view presentations, get scholarship and pathways advice.


Notre Dame Early Offer Program

Opens in March

Demonstrate your involvement n  academic studies , community and/or church, cultural pursuits, sporting achievements.


Applying to the Australian Defence Force Academy

Suggested advice – apply in year 11 as it can involve a 12 months process. It is a 2 step process.

  1. Apply directly to theAustralian Defence Force and
  2. Apply for University through UAC for the UNSW ADFA course of your choice.




HTN Inter School Culinary Competition 

Leading local chefs will demonstrate a restaurant quality dish. Each team of 2 are to reproduce it within a given time frame and will then be professionally judged according to technique, presentation, and taste. Great prizes are up for grabs. Find out more about the competition – . Call 1300 139 108


AAFP Margaret Fulton Future Foodservice Professional Scholarship 

HTN is Australia’s leading group employer of Apprentice Chefs and Butchers, currently supporting hundreds of young people throughout NSW and ACT. This scholarship enables hands-on paid work experience and training with one of HTN’s leading industry partners and assistance with travel costs to a capital city within Australia. Find out more – . Call 1300 139 108 . Visit: 


Sarina Russo Apprenticeships

Want an apprenticeship?  Register  and view the job board. Incentives and allowances for apprentices also explained.


Vantage Automotive Apprenticeships

Applications for positions can be completed online for automotive apprenticeships across NSW and ACT.



Creative Courses Available At Raffles College Of Design And Commerce 

Raffles is a unique education provider, delivering Bachelor Degrees specialising in Design, Arts and Visual Communication. Raffles offers undergraduate degrees in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Animation, Games Design and Photography. All Bachelor Degrees are three years in duration, visit the website for more information.

Diploma of Event Management 

College of Event Management is Australia’s only vocational education college specialising solely in event management courses. CoEM offers nationally recognised courses: Diploma of Event Management and Certificate III in Events. Both are skills based, event specific, relevant for today’s industry needs and include a proactive Industry Engagement Program


SAE Institute Web and Mobile Courses

7 months full time. Study Bachelor of Interactive Technologies Diploma of Screen and Media. Gain knowledge and skills in graphic, web and interactive design. Be equipped to succeed in the creative digital industry. Visit:


Blue Mountains Hotel School Open Day 

11 March. 9.30am

Leura Campus, 1 Chambers Road, Leura

Visitors will receive personalised tours of BMIHMS’ with opportunities to speak to students and staff about topics including scholarships, career development and paid placements. Lunch will be provided at the BMIHMS RSVPs are essential. 02 93074600


Australian Theatre for Young People – School Holiday Program

The Art of Improvising– 10 to 13April

Jennifer Medway Is Missing -10 to 13April

Comedy Masterclass –10 to 13April

HSC Monologues –10to 13 April

Social Animals – 18 to 21April

Monologue and Scene Work –18 to 21 April

Audition Technique – 18 to 21April

Short Film Making 18to 21 April


JMC Information Session

22 March. 6.00pm to 7.00pm

561 Harris Street, Ultimo

Digital Design , Animation, Game Design , Film and TV, Music, Song writing, Entertainment Management, Audio Engineering career opportunities and training explained.


Discover the Possibilities with Top Education Institute’s Student Career Development Program 

Due to the alliance with PwC Australia, Top Education Institute offers eligible students the unique opportunity to attend a two-week career development program, which focuses on taking classroom skills to the boardroom of any company in the world. For more information please visit:


The Australian College of Physical Education  – ACPE Online Study

Fully online undergraduate courses:

Bachelor of Sports Business (Leadership)

Bachelor of Sports Coaching & Administration.

Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration.



Work experience with NSW Fire and Rescue 

Now open for 2017

In 2016, 77 secondary schools participated in the program, with students coming from as far as Cootamundra and Narrabri. The program takes 10 students per week. You are encouraged to book early. Find out more at:

8 Career-Defining Moves To Make In Your 20s 

Your 20s are not a throwaway decade. They’re potentially the most transformative – and defining – years of your adulthood, and a critical set-up period for later life. Here are 8 career-winning moves you should make in your twenties:

The 10 Skills You’ll Need By 2020 (And Beyond) 

What skills do you think the average job seeker will need in 2020? Here are the top 10 skills that will help you future-proof your career.

10 High-Paying Jobs You Won’t Need A Degree For 

Want a great paying job, but don’t want to spend years studying at uni? Here are the 10 highest paying jobs in Australia that don’t require a degree. You’d be surprised at the variety of jobs that pay well and value experience and technical skills far more than whether or not you went to university.


Australia’s Science Channel Ultimate Careers

Careers of the future in science and technology. Read their magazine and view their app.


Job Interviews 101 Checklist


HSC Half-Yearly Seminars 

5 March – Macquarie University

12 March – UTS

To assist students prepare effectively for the upcoming HSC half-yearly exams. Sessions will be held in 14 different subjects and run by expert HSC teachers/markers. For more information, call 1300 677 336 or go to

Northern Rivers Careers Expo

18 to 19 May. 9.30am to 1.03pm

Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre, 50 Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah.

Meet representatives from universities, TAFE, private colleges, gap year providers.


Go Overseas

Student participants review every overseas organization and program. Many customized country and travel guides.


Projects Abroad Information Sessions

28 March. 6.30 to 7.30pm

Sydney Central YHA, 11 Rawson Place, Sydney

Overseas cultural awareness experiences explained. Online webinars also available.


The Leap

Gap year programs in unique world locations.


AFS Intercultural Program Scholarship

Be in the running if you have cultural awareness, community involvement and strong  results.




Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator