Careers News

The HSC and Careers Expo 2017

Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney

Thursday 1 June and Friday 2 June, 9am -3pm and Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June, 10am – 3pm


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

Thursday 22 June and Friday 23 June, 9am –3pm and Saturday 24 June and Sunday 25 June, 10am – 3pm

The HSC and Careers Expo brings together over 140 exhibitors providing HSC, tertiary course, career, study skills and gap year information and resources. Exhibitors include Australia’s major universities. The Expo also features 100 seminars on many HSC subjects. Admission is $10 or $25 for families of 3 or more and is valid for all 4 days of The Expo. Admission includes all seminars. For more details visit: for the Expo at Moore Park for the Expo at Sydney Olympic Park


School presentations

The students have had the opportunity to hear about two different post school options to date. On Wednesday 8th March we had a presentation from Professional Cadetships Australia who informed students of the opportunity to study, work and gain valuable work place experience and earn an income at the same time. Wednesday 15th March was a presentation from the Australian Catholic University who informed students of the various course options available to them at the University. These are the start of many other presentations I will be organising in the coming months and I urge you to encourage your daughters to attend so as they can make informed decisions about their future post school options.


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Study in Australia for International Students

This is the official Australian Government website for international students. Search for courses, institutions and scholarships, read about studying and living in Australia, watch stories from other students, and learn about Australian education.


UAC Studying In Australia for International Students

Australian tertiary institutions offer a broad range of study options and areas of specialisation, from arts and humanities, business and economics to communications and media studies, creative arts, education, engineering, health and medical sciences, science and technology and teaching. Qualifications gained in Australia are recognised around the world.


UAC International Students – Who can apply?


Cambridge Immerse, UK

Register to 30 June

Study academic programs in the university with Cambridge and Oxford tutors for 16 to 18 year olds.  View the Law program at Cambridge Immerse.



The University of Melbourne Virtual Fair

22 March. 5.00pm to 8.00pm

23 March. 9.00am to 12.00pm

Speak to university staff about your tertiary options. Register at:|oa_im_2017_events_virtualfair _march


University of Melbourne at Sydney Careers Expos

HSC Careers Expo – 1 to 4 June

Western Sydney Careers Expo –22 to 25 June

Tertiary Studies Expo Brisbane – 15 and 16 July

Advice on all courses and their application process.


Western Sydney College Foundation and Diploma No ATAR entry

Complete Foundation Studies – guaranteed entry to first year undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University.

Complete a Diploma – entry to second year of an undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University.


UNSW Indigenous Students Enabling Programs

Needing to be prepared for first year undergraduate study ?  Do this one year program and you can obtain transfer into a degree program at UNSW.


CSU Port Macquarie Expands Health Science Options

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science


College Week Live

30 March. 10.00am to 10.00pm

View hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide with presentations and  live videos and chats.


Bond University Medical Program

5 year double degree of the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD).


Calling Year 10 Agvocates Challenge at the Royal Easter Show

Express your interest to  the Youth Agvocate Forum and enter the workings of the Easter Show.

Contact Christopher Vella  or April Browne


SCU Virtual Info Session

9 May.  5.00pm

17 May. 6.00pm

1 June. 10.00am

6 June. 6.00pm

Learn about SCU undergraduate degrees and their career opportunities, university life and support you receive.



Q&A School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

School based apprenticeships and traineeships allow senior high school students to commence an apprenticeship or complete a traineeship while at school. School based apprentices work part-time and undertake the first stage of their apprenticeship training before the end of the HSC year. School based trainees work part-time and complete their traineeship by the end of their HSC year.


The Dungal Scholarship Program

Closes 31March

Riverina Indigenous students planning on 2017 TAFE needing financial assistance. Call Sonia Shea on: 02 6938 1267. 

Mail completed form to:

Sonia Shea

Manager Aboriginal Education and Training

PO Box 2231 Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650


Apprenticeship Interview – What we look for.

What do interviewers want  in an apprenticeship interview?


Automotive Industry Career Resources

Great job opportunities and variety. See where a mechanical career can take you.—Quizzes/Automotive-and-Boating-–Service-and-Repair/Automotive-Industry/Career-Information



NIDA Autumn School Holiday Classes

8 to 23 April

Years 7 to 12 drama short courses.


Shillington Graphic Design Info Session

22 March. 6.00pm

Level 3, 50 Margaret Street, Sydney

Speak about course and career opportunities in graphic design with current students, staff and do a campus tour.


Endeavour College of Natural Health Open Day

6 April. 6.00pm

Speak about course and career opportunities in natural health with current students, staff and do a campus tour.


AFTRS Autumn School Holiday Courses

11 April – Camera and Sound Workshop

18 April – Teens Digi Animation

19April – HSC Video Intensive


Sydney Dance Company School Holiday Workshops

10 to 21 April

Jazz, Theatre Jazz, Contemporary and Lyrical, JFH and Hip Hop. Contact:  or phone: 02 9258 4818


College of Event Management College Tour

Level 9, 28 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills

Any prospective students are able to come and tour the campus and speak to course advisors, who can answer any questions about studying event management.


Australian Careers Business College

Accounting, business administration, counselling, child care, legal services and marketing qualifications.


Whitehouse Institute of Design Registrations Winter Workshops

3 to 14 July

2 Short Street, Surry Hills

Fashion Illustration, Image Styling, Sewing, Interiors Illustration are now open.

For bookings phone 1300551433 or email

Whitehouse Institute of Design VET for Senior School Students 

10 April to 13 April

2 Short Street, Surry Hills

Certificate III in Design Fundamentals CUa30715 Stage 1.

For further information phone 1300551433 or email

Whitehouse Institute of Design now offers Certificate IV in Design 

Foundation for Professional Portfolio Development.

Commencing 2 May

This course will be of particular interest as a pathway to the Bachelor of Design for those High School students who leave school before completing Year 12 and the HSC or equivalent. Contact: 


Whitehouse Institute of Design on-campus work experience for design/education orientated Year 10

The week at Whitehouse provides the opportunity to watch and learn about photo shoots , illustration and design classes and workshops as well as experience some of the core administration tasks in a design college such as graphic design for advertising, social media management and reception duties. Contact:




Creative job opportunities and auditions for musicians , actors, dancers, film crews.


EA Ski & Snowboard Training

Applications open

Are you an intermediate skier or snowboarder?  Apply for the paid instructor program and you can start work in November onwards 2017 in 5 countries.


Struggling with Physics? Crash Course Physics

Videos on all topics in Years 11 & 12.


Struggling with Biology? Crash Course Biology

Videos on all topics in Years 11 & 12.


Australian Defence Force Gap Year

Applications for 2018 now open.

After Year 12 and over 17. Be paid to do a Gap Year involving ADF Training.



A Life Without Limits Surveying Work Experience

Register  online to do work experience in surveying. This occupation has excellent job prospects and opportunities.


Smartphone Apps to Help with Studying


What Matters? Writing Competition

Closes  5 May

Write 400 to 600 words on the questions, ‘What actions do you think should be taken to build a better society?’, ‘What would you change if you could?’ and ‘What do you want other people to care about?’ From the Whitlam Institute.


Sheila Malady Short Story Competition

Closes 23 March

Shakespeare on the River presents a short story competition of up to 2,000 words on the theme of Friendship.


National NAIDOC Indigenous Awards Nominations

Closes 3 April

Do you make a contribution to your community through art, music, culture, sport, education or the environment? Be nominated for a deserving award.


How to break into the arts and entertainment industries.

Great advice from JMC.


Jobactive PaTH

A  government program to help young people with employability skills and host employer work experience of 4 and 12 weeks.


Defence Jobs Information Sessions


Central Coast Career Expo

27 June. 8.45am to 2.30pm

Avondale College Cooranbong

Universities, TAFE, trades and training providers to provide career advice.


Know Your Workplace Rights

 Advice when entering the workforce.



Tips for volunteering

Volunteer to gain work experience and do community help for others. A great addition to your resume.


Study with Jess. My School Homework Routine

YouTube channel on help with exams & perfect study techniques. Jess Holsman, Deakin Psychology Graduate helps thousands of students worldwide on improving your study.





Elizabeth Vrhanos

Vocational Learning Coordinator