Careers Update

CSU Early Offer closing soon

Closes 31 August

Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program helped more than 700 students secure an offer to study in 2020.

CSU looks beyond academic skills and is searching for people with soft skills.


CSU Virtual Open Day Tours and Agenda

26 September

It’s one thing to hear about what going to university is like – but it’s completely different to experience it for yourself. That’s where the CSU virtual Open Day comes in.


University of Sydney – Science Student Panel

26 August. 4pm

Thinking about pursuing a future in Science and want to know more? Join USyd to hear from current Science students about what they are studying, their favourite subjects, and what it is like to be a university student.
You will hear from Ella who is studying Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, April and Gemma who are both studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.


University of Sydney – Your future in Business

26 August. 5pm

Hear about how the Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney will prepare you for your future in business. Hear directly from the Careers Services Manager and students to learn about the range of support available from the Careers and Employability Office, and how students can boost their employability skills, gain practical industry experience and access a variety of a real-world opportunities at Australia’s no. 1 university for graduate employability.


Scholarships at the University of Sydney

27 August. 4.30pm

Get a brief overview of the types of scholarships available at the University of Sydney in preparation for the Scholarships Workshop, scheduled right after this webinar!


The University of Sydney | Online Open Nights: 9-10 September Get course advice, chat to current students and attend a range of webinars at one of the University of Sydney’s Online Open Nights. Choose from either convenient weeknight session and learn about the University of Sydney from home.



University of Western Sydney Early Offer True Reward

20 September – Closing date to be assessed on Year 11 subject results

24 September – Conditional offers made based on Year 11 subject results

11 December – Closing date to be assessed on Year 12 subject bands

18 December – Offers made based on Year 12 subject bands

This unique program makes an early offer into a university degree based on corresponding HSC subject band outcomes, not your overall ATAR. The program offers you a place at University of Western Sydney before you receive your ATAR, on the basis of your HSC subject results.

The University of Western Sydney is one of the only universities to offer a program with the chance to apply for an early offer based on your HSC results.


ACU Year 12 Revision Workshops Register now for a series of free online webinars run by experienced Year 12 exam markers and assessors. They’ll guide you through how to respond to possible exam questions, help you get your head around the class content to deepen your understanding, and offer plenty of tips and strategies along the way.


ACU Guided Visits have recommenced 


This is a great opportunity to view each of the ACU campuses and check out the great facilities, while keeping up with social distancing and COVID-19 safe practices. Register here:


ANU Virtual Open Week 22-28 August The Australian National University (ANU) invites you to attend ANU Virtual Open Week. Starting Saturday 22 August, the week long event will include live webinars, interactive sessions with ANU Students and Academics, virtual tours of the campus and accommodation, and much more! For more information and to register for this event, go to


Bond University Year 12 for 2021 Admission

To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the hardship caused by COVID-19, Bond University will support students by assessing applications based on their first semester Year 12 results. Learn more at:


Matrix Education UCAT Preparation Masterclass

21 to 25 September

8 and 15 November

6 and 13 December

4 to 8 January 2021

For these sessions go to the following on the above dates


Scholarships for future teachers now open 

The NSW Department of Education is offering scholarships for students to teach in the public school system. Students will receive financial support whilst they study and a guaranteed permanent teaching position on completion of their degree. Find out more at :


Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Info Service

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways Facebook information page has loads of useful advice for obtaining an apprenticeship or traineeship. Opportunities are also listed on facebook.


Apprenticeship Support Australia Advice for Parents
An Australian Apprenticeship (commonly known as an apprenticeship or traineeship) combines paid on-the-job training with formal study resulting in a nationally-recognised qualification.
There are more than 500 occupations across Australia that offer apprenticeships and traineeships, ranging from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma levels, including traditional trades, as well as a number of emerging occupations in most sectors of business and industry.
The Australian Government even provides funding to eligible Australian Apprentices aimed to assist with the costs incurred whist they are undertaking training!
To find out which career may suit your child head to our free careers advice portal – Australia’s number 1 destination for career advice!



Explore the many occupational videos relating to Australian Apprenticeships

Through the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways YouTube channel. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website to search for apprenticeship and traineeship ideas, get helpful tips on how to find an employer, and access a range of career resources –



Sydney Design School Join us for our Open Day

Saturday 26 September. 10am – 12pm

Includes 40 minute presentation

Twice a year we open our studios for a morning of creative exploration. Our Director Amanda Grace will take you through our flexible course options and give you a comprehensive introduction to our School community. Meet our Careers Coach, tour our campus and explore our inspiring student work.



QANTAS Cabin Crew Training and Recruitment – Get the Lowdown

Being one of Qantas’s cabin crew team members is a truly rewarding experience. You’ll meet new people every day, travel to incredible places, and be part of a passionate and welcoming team who take pride in wearing the Qantas uniform.

This isn’t your usual nine-to-five job – you’ll need to go above and beyond – but that’s why it’s so unique. You’ll need to be flexible and committed as you face exciting and new challenges every day.


HSC Guide for Students – Charles Sturt University Support

Welcome to the Charles Sturt University HSC Library Resource Guide for Senior Secondary Students.

This guide will offer you resources, information and advice, that will help you during preparation for your HSC. It may assist both students and teachers but please note that it is not intended to replace advice from your school. 

We’ve included:

  • links to past exams and study guides
  • free online resources for each year 12 subject or stream
  • free multidisciplinary resources.



TAFE NSW goes virtual for Open Day! TAFE NSW Virtual Open Day 2020 is on from 9-10 September. Go to


Applications now open for 2021 Applications to Sydney Film School are now open for the January 21 intake. Hollywood based Variety Magazine has awarded Sydney Film School its top film schools for 2020 accolade. The only Australian film school to be awarded. Sydney Film School was founded to teach the essential filmmaking ‘tools’ necessary for a successful career in the global film industry. Visit the website to find out more.

Applications now open for 2021 Applications to Sydney Actors School are now open for the January 2021 intake. Australia’s premiere acting school has a clear vision; the school is about providing the most personalised, hands-on practical training in acting in the world. Find out more at:


Stephen Donlan

Careers Advisor