Careers / VET Update


Macquarie University – Entry Navigator

Everyone comes to university on an ATAR. Right? No, not with Macquarie Entry. ATAR is just one of the factors we use to determine your suitability for study. It’s true that your ATAR rank can be a useful factor of your chances for success in a specific course. But it’s equally true that there are other factors we can use to assess your suitability. That’s why we have 11 different admission pathways to Macquarie; ten of these assess your suitability on more than a selection ranking based on your raw ATAR or on your ATAR plus adjustment factors providing additional points.


Macquarie University’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entry Pathway (ASTIEP)

Applications are now open

This entry pathway is a 2 step process; an online application followed by an interview on our North Ryde Campus. Students should apply to receive an early offer and peace of mind if they don’t think they are going to get the ATAR they need or aren’t intending to receive an ATAR. Interviews are every second week from now until February 2020, and each applicant will know their result within 2 weeks of their interview. At the casual interview, applicants will get to meet the Walanga Muru staff and students and learn about our scholarships, accommodation options, engagement services and much more. Call Tayla on (02) 9850 8624.


WSU – HSC True Reward

Most people are good at something. What’s your passion? It’s important to play to your strengths because, ultimately, your strengths determine your future. This is the premise behind Western’s HSC True Reward program. True Reward offers you a place at Western on the basis of relevant HSC subject results.

Find out more about HSC True Reward and how to apply. 


Reminder – Western Sydney U Day

STEAM*, Business and Law

*Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts (Creative Industries), Mathematics

Tuesday 19 November 2019, Parramatta Campus 


Teaching and Education, Social Sciences, Psychology and Arts

Thursday 21 November 2019, Penrith Campus

Western Sydney U Day provides the opportunity for Year 10 and 11 high school students to experience a day on a Western Sydney University campus.

The event will allow high school students to speak with current University students and academic staff, experience the range of courses available at Western Sydney University through interactive workshops and presentations, learn about scholarships, The Academy, pathway programs and further opportunities to pursue their aspirations


UON Open Foundation

Open Foundation is a free pathway program offered at the University of Newcastle for people who do not have the qualifications required for direct entry into an undergraduate degree program. Not only is Open Foundation designed to help you gain entry, it helps you develop the skills needed for successful study at a university level. We want to give you every chance to succeed, regardless of your background or level of previous education and to help you there are no tuition fees to complete the program.


Living on a Budget While at University

If you think being a student means being poor, think again! With careful planning and a little self-restraint, you can learn to keep to a budget and not skimp on life’s necessities.


UOW – Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking

News just in – UOW is delighted to be ranked equal 13th in the world for the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, demonstrating UOW’s successful delivery of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and identifying UOW as a global leader in social and economic impact.

UOW outperformed almost all 500 institutions from 75 countries that participated, highlighting the difference it is making to the world we live in, and the positive impact being delivered to communities locally, nationally and globally. Find out more.


UOW College Australia now accepting applications for 2020

UOW College provides pathways to the University of Wollongong. We offer uni preparation courses to support students and progress to university studies. We also provide VET courses for students seeking work-ready qualifications in Nursing or Fitness. These can also be used for a direct pathway to a bachelor level study. Find out more at the site below or email:



2020 TAFE NSW Career Guide

Due to be released mid-August, be one of the first to receive your 2020 TAFE NSW Career Guide. Contact us at


HTN Margaret Fulton Future Food Service Professional Scholarship

Apply by September – Watch this space.

You could be doing paid work experience at leading kitchens at The Merivale Group, Pendolino, Parliament House, Four Seasons Hotel and much more!


HIA Apprenticeships Australia

Whether it’s running your own business, taking over the family company or being the best tradie in the area, we can help you get there. Find out more

You will learn your trade on the job and attend trade school to gain additional knowledge and skills through accredited courses. Apply now

HIA Apprentices offer apprenticeships in:

  • bricklayer
  • cabinetmaker
  • carpenter
  • painter and decorator
  • solid plasterers and wall and ceiling fixers
  • roof tiler and tiler



Billy Blue College of Design – Open Night

3 September. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Billy Blue College of Design

46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo

Learn about our courses. Take a tour of our studios. Speak to our Lecturers and Faculty staff, and

Hear from current students about what it’s like to study at Billy Blue.

Open Night isn’t like your typical Open Day, you’ll have the opportunity to speak one on one with the Faculty staff that teach and write our courses, work in the industry and have first-hand experience of what it’s like to follow your passion and turn it into a career.


Top – Sydney City School – Business and Law Scholarships

Scholarships are available for domestic and international students, school leavers and non-school leavers.
Our scholarships can cover partial or full annual tuition fees. The selection criteria vary and some scholarships may be subject to an interview.
Below are the scholarships we offer for new commencing students of TOP:

Academic and Merit

Principal’s Outstanding Award (Dom – Bus/Law)

TOP’s Outstanding Achievement Award (Int/Dom – Bus/Law)

Sydney City School of Law Award (Int/Dom – Law)

Sydney City School of Business Award (Int/Dom – Bus)

Young Achiever (Int/Dom – Bus/Law)

Dean’s Award (Int/Dom – Bus/Law)

Innovative Minds Scholarship (Dom – Bus/Law)


JMC Academy Open Day

17 August .

561 Harris Street, UItimo

On the day you can take a tour of our facilities, get your hands on some of our serious gear, grab a bit to eat and learn why JMC continues to lead the way in Creative Industries education. You’ll also have a chance to chat with current students and heads of department about studying abroad, industry internships and scholarships. Don’t forget to listen to our student bands and stop by the studios to see and hear live film and audio productions in action!


AIT – Academy of Information Technology Open Day

24 August

Level 2, 7 Kelly Street, Ultimo, Sydney

Your introduction to film production, 3D animation, games design, mobile apps and IT. AIT’s Open Day is perfect for those wanting to explore the endless opportunities available in the growing creative industry. This is a fun and interactive way to get further information on our curriculum, course requirements, study pathways. Our friendly staff & students will also be there to talk to and get advice from. Register here:


 Le Cordon Bleu – Sydney Open Day

17 August. 10am to 2pm

Location: Le Cordon Bleu Sydney campus, 250 Blaxland Road Ryde NSW 2112 Australia

Meet our expert educators and industry professionals. Tour our state-of-the-art facilities. Learn about our prestigious culinary arts and Bachelor of Business degree programmes. Experience culinary delights and sensory workshops. Discover why Le Cordon Bleu is recognised as the world’s best culinary and hospitality school.


Billy Blue Scholarships – Photography, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, 3D, Digital Design

Closes Monday 20 January 2020 for February 2020 intake


We’re looking for creative thinkers who can produce quality original designs based on solid concepts and backed by research and inspiration.

We  want a team of passionate, outgoing and out-right cool Ambassadors, everyone is different so show us what you can bring to the team.

We want the innovative thinkers, ambitious new design leaders, the agitators, rule-breakers and the game-change.



Traineeships from Real Estate Institute of NSW

Whether you’re starting out in real estate, wanting to improve your skills, looking for a career change, or an agency looking for trainee opportunities, a traineeship has something to offer you. Traineeships offered in Cert III in Property Services (Agency) and Cert IV in Property Services (Real Estate).


Taronga Zoo – Exploring Ecosystems Stage 5 – Sydney or Dubbo

Ecosystems are complex, incredibly diverse and come in all different sizes. This workshop allows students to explore how energy flows through food chains and food webs as well as considering the importance of keystone species.

Students will have the opportunity to meet a range of incredible animals and investigate the roles that they play within their native ecosystems.

This workshop also investigates the threats and challenges to ecosystems and the roles and the role that we can play in protecting them.


Study Tips – Macleay College  

Confused about how to study most effectively? If so, you’re not alone. Macleay’s Senior Lecturer and study tip guru, Dr Manny Aston, has some clever tips for you and your students in this video


Living Laboratory in the Royal Botanic Gardens

18 August. 11am to 3pm

Join us at a free outdoor event to celebrate the environmental sciences. Explore the Royal Botanic Garden to get hands-on with science experiments, explore behind-the-scenes and use scientific equipment.

  Talks and demonstrations from the Lab Stage

  Meeting Australian animals and bugs

  Hands-on kids fossil-making

  Meet Botanic Garden scientists

  Sydney University’s Nano-Lens project


Headspace Career Plan Guide

Our career plan is the roadmap for our career. We need to know the career or job goal we are aiming for, the step by step direction and timeframes we will follow to get there – study, employment, 5 year plan etc., and the tools we will use to reach our goal – special skills training, work experiences, qualifications etc.


Global Leaders Delegation – Europe with Crimson Education

Do you want to become a future leader and pursue a career in international relations and politics? Be inspired by global experts and visit renowned international organisations in Prague, Geneva, London, Cambridge and Oxford.


Lattitude Global Volunteering 2020 Applications Open

With over 20% of first year university students in Australia leaving their chosen course or dropping out all together, maybe it’s a good idea to step off the academic treadmill and consider your goals before diving in. There are so many benefits to taking a gap year – independence, confidence, career experience, and cultural awareness are just a few! Volunteering can really give you an edge before and after university.


National Computer Science School – Plan Ahead

Applications open in September

Friday 3 January to Sunday 12 January 2020

NCSS applications will be accepted from students who will complete Year 11 in 2019, and from exceptionally gifted Year 10 students. Selection of students will be based on academic performance, particularly in the subjects of mathematics and science, and demonstrated interest in computing. Personal qualities, such as community service, and social and teamwork skills will also be taken into consideration.

No prior knowledge of computing is assumed. Students who are not taking computing units of study at school are eligible to apply. Rest assured that students who enter the program as proficient programmers will also find plenty of material to extend their skills.

If you have any questions, please contact


 Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

224 Howick Street, Bathurst

Where art and science meet. Baffle your senses with an evening of tactile and visual illusions. Watch static images move and twist before your very own eyes. Feel your body change size and shape. Immerse yourself in the bizarre sensory world of animals in which perception determines your fate.

National Marine Science Centre

Located on the edge of the spectacular Solitary Islands Marine Park in sub-tropical Coffs Harbour, the National Marine Science Centre is one of the world’s best situated facilities for studying coastal and marine habitats and their inhabitants.

Scientists at the NMSC excel in research in key global issues such as food security and the impacts of humans at local, regional, national and international levels.

Expertise in disciplines including marine biodiversity and ecology, aquaculture, estuarine and coastal processes, and coastal management provide a diverse base for teaching and research projects on conservation and sustainability of marine environments that are affected by increasing urbanisation and climate change


Study Assist – Financial Support

Information to help students financing their Tertiary studies from the Federal Government. Includes information on HELP Loans, HECS, Commonwealth Supported Places.


Scholarships Australia Wide

There are currently more than 3000 scholarships available to Australian students, across both the higher education and vocational sectors. Scholarships can cover an array of costs from tuition fees to living and accommodation costs, our advice is to investigate your options early on as the amount of information to get through and applications to fill can be overwhelming.

Defence Work Experience – Various Roles across Many Areas of Defence

The Defence Work Experience Program provides young Australians interested in Defence as a future career, the opportunity to sample life in Defence and learn more about the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Australian Public Service (APS).
For queries about the Defence Work Experience Program please email
For more information on the Defence Work Experience Program and how to apply, click here.


Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator