Careers Newsletter

What is ADFA?

Receive service training while studying for your degree, earn a salary while learning, and graduate with a rewarding job and no HELP debt. Forged from a partnership between the ADF and the University of New South Wales, the Australian Defence Force Academy offers world-class education plus military and leadership training. On the Canberra campus, in addition to being expertly trained in leadership and management, you’ll undertake a degree in Arts, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Science or Technology.

ADFA Virtual Tour

Want to learn more about the Australian Defence Force Academy? Discover ADFA through our virtual tour.


UAC – Youtube How to Apply for 2023 for Current Year 12s

There is a quick video guide for Year 12 students applying for undergraduate courses through UAC for University entry in 2023.  Go to:


The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway Program

Upcoming assessment rounds:

Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 May 2022

Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 August 2022 

Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 November 2022

This is an alternative entry pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Pathway Program will be delivered virtually with required assessments and an interview component completed online.

WSU accept applications throughout the year with assessment days scheduled in May (mid-year commencement), August (2023 commencement) and November (2023 commencement).


Languages at Sydney 2022

Thursday 26 May 2022

 Discover how you can take your next step in language studies at the University of Sydney.

Hosted by the School of Languages and Cultures, Languages at Sydney: Go Global is an annual event for high school students to get a taste of language learning at the University of Sydney.

USyd offers a large selection of subjects that cover Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. There is also the opportunity for overseas exchange, short-term and in-country programs that will broaden your skills through language and cultural immersion.


University of Sydney – Career in Architecture

Jun 8, 2022 04:00 PM

Are you interested in Architecture and the built environment? Discover the myriad of careers available to you in architecture, design, urban planning, heritage conservationism, property development, sustainability, construction and more! Find out how a degree at the Sydney School of Architecture* can help you prepare for an exciting career in the field.

*Ranked first in Australia for Architecture/Built Environment in the QS World University Rankings 2021 by Subject.


University of Sydney – Your Future in Business

Jun 1, 2022 04:00 PM

Join this session to hear about how the Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney will prepare you for a future in business. Find out about the wide range of areas of study or ‘majors’ on offer, such as Finance, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Management & Leadership, and more.

Gain insights into the variety of hands-on industry experience, study tours, exchange program and other real-world opportunities available to Business School students.


University of Sydney – Day in the life of a Law Student

Jun 15, 2022 04:00 PM

Join the student panel to learn more about what it’s like to study Law at the Sydney Law School.


UTS Law Undergraduate Information Evening and Webinar

17 May, 2022. 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

19 May, 2022. 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


UTS – Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Co-operative Scholarship Program

Applications for 2023 will be open from 20 April – 4 September 2022. Interviews will be held on the 20th of September 2022.

This is a cooperative education scholarship program in computer information systems, developed by UTS in cooperation with a group of leading organisations. It differs from other cooperative education courses in that, during the industry-based sessions, students follow a structured program designed jointly by UTS and the employer group, including formal coursework delivered by industry.

There are a limited number of places available in this course according to the number of industry sponsors each year. If selected for this course, students receive a total scholarship of around $49,500 for the duration of the course.

This intensive course includes two six-month industry-based sessions with different industry sponsors. Industry sponsors are heavily involved in the curriculum design to ensure graduates are not only highly qualified but also have the knowledge and skills relevant to the needs of industry.


Women in Engineering and IT at UTS

May 23, 2022 05:30 PM

Learn more about the Women in Engineering and IT Community and the scholarships that are available for women in engineering or IT. UTS offers a number of generous scholarships for highly motivated female students with a passion and interest to pursue a career in Engineering or IT.

Register and gain an insight into the Women in Engineering and IT Community and scholarships available. Hear from key academics and scholars about how to apply and what it’s like to undertake a scholarship at UTS. There will also be a Q&A session where you can have your questions answered live.


ACU Guarantee application process and student panel (NSW/ACT/Qld)

Tuesday 14 June. 6 – 6.30pm AEST

The ACU Guarantee Program offers eligible Year 12 students a place at ACU based on your Year 11 results. Join ACU to learn detailed information on how to apply and hear current students share their experiences.


ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science Female Excellence Scholarships To Plan For

Closes 23 May 2022

This scholarship is offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science.The scholarship is valued at $5,000 per annum for 2 years, with payments made after census date each semester.

Recipients will receive mentoring and career development support from College staff members and receive priority access to industry engagement opportunities


Diploma of Screen and Media – Sydney Film School

This full-time course, comprising 3 trimesters of 13 weeks each, enables students to work across a slate of scripted narrative and documentary film productions. In this real-world production environment, students learn screen storytelling techniques, production craft, and technical skills, under training by passionate industry-qualified tutors. Students are trained in professional approaches to development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution, and the technical craft of camera, lighting, grip, sound and editing equipment, as well as gaining a wide range of experience in all key crew roles across a range of screen production projects.

Throughout their training, students train and gain in experience in multiple film production disciplines including:

Production Management

Directing for Screen



Sound Recording, Editing and Mixing

Editing and Post-Production

Screen Industry and Career Planning


TAFE NSW Degrees

TAFE offers a number of degree level courses and higher education options. These areas are:

  • 3D Art & Animation
  • Fashion Design
  • Interior Design
  • Information Technology 
  • Business and Commerce
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Property
  • Community Services

With strong industry links to over 25,000 employers, you will get both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to land a job faster and succeed in their chosen career. For more info visit:


Is a traineeship or apprenticeship right for me?

An apprenticeship or traineeship is one of the best ways to get hands-on training and a nationally recognised qualification while being paid. They’re more than a foot in the door to gain experience – they’re a great way to start your career as they give you the skills employers need.


As an apprentice, you’ll spend three to four years learning a traditional trade such as building and construction, automotive, cooking, engineering, hairdressing or manufacturing. You’ll graduate as a qualified tradesperson.


As a trainee, you’ll spend one to three years, depending on your industry and qualification, learning a vocation in areas such as agriculture, information technology, hospitality, business, digital media or financial services.

To help you find the right location, course and provider, use these filters to refine these results

Compare the providers available to find the perfect match to how you like to study


The Hotel School Sydney Information Evening

Tuesday, 24 May 2022. 5:00 – 6:30 pm AEST

The Hotel School Sydney Campus

If you are passionate about a career in hospitality and tourism, join the Hotel School event to explore how you can start an exciting global career within the hospitality, hotel and tourism industry by attending the Information Evening event on 24 May



Stephen Donlan

Careers Advisor