Careers Update

JobJump Information Evening 


Bethany College and Marist College Kogarah organised an information evening on Tuesday 16 May for parents and students of their respective schools on how to navigate the JobJump website to source information ranging from  Year 11 subject selections to university courses and careers. Gary Grant from JobJump gave an informative presentation on the best way to utilise the site. The allocated event space at Marist was fully booked with interested parents and students who all walked away with information that will assist them in making informed decisions about both school related issues and post school options.




University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology Year 11 and 12 Information Evening

 30 May . 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Sydney Nanoscience Hub, Physics Road, Camperdown.

Interested in finding out where a degree in engineering, computing or project management can lead you? Do you have questions about entry requirements, fees or double degrees? Do you want to know more about the scholarships on offer at the University of Sydney? Find out everything you need to know about studying engineering, computing, technology or project management at Sydney University.


Charles Sturt University (CSU) MyDay Engineering 

Registration for this event closes on 2 June.

9 June

CSU’s MyDay Engineering event will be held in Bathurst. Parents are welcome to attend. Registration can be submitted online at or for a hard copy of the form please email


Australian National University (ANU) Asia Pacific Day

21 July

Every year the ANU EngageAsia program offers high school students the opportunity to visit ANU and expand their knowledge of the most current and topical issues facing Australia and it’s engagement with Asia and the Pacific . Students are invited to attend a full day of talks and presentations given by high profile ANU academics and current students. Students get to design their own timetables to suit their personal interest in the region and can choose from a range of of contextual and language lectures.

This year we are inviting all ACT students in years 10, 11 and 12 to attend. Expressions of interest are currently open, please register here. We will be sending out more program details in April.

For more information about Asia Pacific Day, please email



Agriculture HSC Seminar at Camden

15 June. 9.30am to 2.00pm

This seminar revises key concepts in the HSC. Agriculture courses and provides current examples of research that students can use in the extended response answers. Hear from leading researchers and see research facilities in action. Lecture recordings available for regional schools. More info: or


Camden Open Day

16 June. 9.30am to 2.25pm 

Camden Open Day lets year 9&10 students see research in action in agriculture, environment, science and veterinary science. First, an entertaining talk from Dr Karl, then students have the opportunity to attend three workshops to experience the latest in these natural science areas. More info:


Australian Catholic University (ACU) Early Achievers’ Program now open 

Closes 17 July

Applications are now open for the Early Achievers’ Program at Australian Catholic University. Your positive community impact could help you get into ACU, and if successful, you’ll receive an offer to study at ACU as early as August, and benefit from opportunities to enhance your leadership and volunteering skills.


UMAT 2017 registrations open 

Interested in a career in medicine or dentistry? Make sure you register NOW for UMAT 2017:

Are students prepared for the competition for post-graduate studies to complete their medical training?



Engineering &Technology Cadetships (ETCAD)

Applications now open.

Applications close: 16 June

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.

Contact Alister Wilkinson at:




University of Melbourne Information Session at Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College 

8 June 

Monte will be hosting the University of Melbourne and possible VTAC in Term 2 on 8 June 2017. There will be a session for parents and students as well as a session for Careers Advisers. Save the Date! More details to follow soon.



University of Melbourne Murrup Barak Camps

11 to 16 July

Open Day camp. 18 to 20 August

Murrup Barak hosts two annual camps that allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students in years 11 & 12 to experience University life.  The Murrup Barak camps  provide students with hands on interactive experiences highlighting  the support available, the University of Melbourne experience as well as opportunities to engage with various faculties and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.




Southern Cross University HSC Chemistry Day

8 June. 10.00am to 2.00pm

Lismore Campus

A study program for Year 12 students to explore the key concepts of the HSC chemistry syllabus to assist in preparation for exams.



University of Wollongong (UOW) June and July Years 10 to 12 Info Evenings

These events are designed to give you the information you need about choosing courses and studying at UOW.

Nowra 1 June

Griffith 20 June

Wagga Wagga 21 June

Albury22 June

Bankstown 28 June

Southern Highlands28 June

Parramatta 29 June

Coffs Harbour 18 July

Tamworth 20 July

Batemans Bay  24 July

Bega  25 July


University of Wollongong (UOW) Early Admission Program

Applications open 1 – 25 August

UOW Early Admission look at your results so far and reward your hard work with a place at UOW before you even sit your first exam. Applicants must be in Year 12 in 2017, and completing the HSC or interstate equivalent, or the IB on-shore at an Australian High School, be under 21 years of age, and eligible to receive an ATAR or IB Diploma.




Western Sydney Taste of Trades & Careers Market 

24 and 25 May. 9.00am to 3.00pm

Penrith Valley Sport Centre – Herbert St Cambridge Park. 

This event is for school groups students Yr7 – Yr12. Schools are allocated a 2 hour timeslot on booking. Please contact Brett Carter for more details. Ph 02 9208 9506 or email


Marina traineeships in Sydney

The new traineeship designed for the marina industries, announced last year by the Marina Industries Association (MIA) in conjunction training provider Safety Corp, is set to commence next month with the first group of trainees from NSW due to meet at the Boating Industry Association Watsons Bay Boating Safety Education Centre.

Contact Colin Bransgrove at, 0294395806, or Mark Robb at, 1300 799 190.



My Trade Start in Automotive, Retail, Hospitality, Business Administration, Warehousing & Distribution, Community Services.

My Trade Start delivers education, employment and training opportunities to Youth, Indigenous Australians, those with a disability and mature aged persons returning to the workforce.



MIGAS Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Check regularly to view local Sydney, Hunter Valley and regional New South Wales job openings, search all current apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities Australia-wide on our jobs board or subscribe to our monthly job alert enewsletter, MiTrade, to know first about the latest jobs.



AATIS Newsletter, apprenticeship & traineeship industry news 

Keep up-to-date with apprenticeship and traineeship industry news by subscribing to the AATIS Newsletter. We provide information, resources and tools that help with gaining a stronger understanding of the sector, as well as being relevant for parents, students and stakeholder groups. Subscribe here



Australian Film Television and Radio School Open Day

12 August.  10.00am to  3pm

Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney.

Find out how to start and progress your career in the screen and broadcast industries with the Australian Film Television and Radio School.  This is a great opportunity to see our state-of-the-art facilities, meet our professional tutors, learn about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses and see for yourself why AFTRS is the #1 film, TV and radio school in Australia.



The Creative Network – Exciting Events/Workshops coming to JMC Academy 

JMC Academy has teamed up with Fire Entertainment to bring you The Creative Network in 2017. The Creative Network is a series of uniquely crafted events designed to expand your knowledge, challenge your thinking and connect you to the opportunities and professionals you need to know in the creative industries. For more info and to register your interest please visit:



Cisco. Women Rock- IT

15 June. 2.00pm

Join the FREE “Women Rock-IT” live TV broadcasts and hear from some “Rock’in” women who have challenged stereotypes and turned their passion for technology into rewarding and successful careers. Our speakers are in different occupations and businesses. You will soon learn, IT is a world of possibilities and a technology career can be as varied, exciting, and as glamorous as you want it to be. Join our events and connect with the women who Rock-IT. To learn more about the technology courses offered through Cisco Networking Academy.



Endeavour College of Natural Health Open Day

17 June 

Speak with lecturers and students, find out all about our Bachelor degree courses, explore our campuses, learn about educational pathways and study options, and find out if a career in natural health is for you.




Get paid to study to teach in a rural or remote area 

HSC students can get paid while they study to become a primary or secondary teacher in a rural or remote NSW public school. Students are guaranteed a permanent job, $6000 per year of full time study and $5000 appointment allowance. Applications open in May! Visit our website


Cadetships for HSC students wanting to become Teachers 

Do you have students in Years 10 -12 who are interested in becoming a teacher? Students can work part-time in a school whilst studying and graduate with a permanent teaching position with a cadetship from the NSW Department of Education. Students can sign up for an ‘alert me’ to be notified when applications open in May. Be paid to study to become a teacher of a high-demand subject area. Teacher Education Scholarships are available to future teachers of mathematics, science (with physics), selected Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) or special education (K-12).

Future Leaders Awards 2017

Closes 31 May

The Future Leaders Awards recognise and reward young Australians who have shown strong leadership and potential. The Awards also aim to inspire others to engage in environmental and community issues and make a difference.


Youth for Understanding Student Exchange

Online Info Sessions: every month or at The Dougherty Community Centre, 7 Victor Street, Chatswood.

Going on exchange provides you with a unique opportunity to travel and study overseas with the support of a worldwide network of YFU Student Exchange organisations, a volunteer host family, a school and its community and local support people.


Focus on Ability Short Film Festival

Closes 30 June

About people with a disability. Tell a story on film. Great prizes.


Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers

Entries open 30 May

Closes  10 September

The Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers is a unique development award to foster talented writers aged 30 and under writing long form work. Entries between 5,000 and 10,000 words are welcome across all nonfiction genres, including memoir, journalism, essay, and creative nonfiction. Great prizes.


Express Media Toolkits

Closes 31 May

Toolkits is a rigorous 12-week program for writers aged 30 and under to develop their skills in a unique and exciting online environment. Each program includes one-on-one mentoring and feedback from an established writer, specialised presentations from guest artists and the opportunity to network with other young people working in the same literary form.


Communication skills for workplace success

The ability to communicate effectively with superiors, colleagues, and staff is essential, no matter what industry you work in. Workers in the digital age must know how to effectively convey and receive messages in person as well as via phone, email, and social media. What skills do employers look for? See the 10 communication skills which will help ensure your success.


Defence Jobs Info Sessions



Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator