Careers / VET Update

Bethany student places first in Business Services Worldskills competition!


On Tuesday, 3rd September, I participated in the Sydney Catholic Schools Inter-school Worldskills Business Services competition at Bethany College. I competed against 12 other students from various catholic schools. Throughout the competition, I had to print, photocopy, handwrite mail, organise a daily work schedule and complete many other business administration tasks. At the end of the competition, the judges marked all the student’s work and revealed the results. I was awarded first place and will now be participating in the zone competition to determine a national representative. All the students who were involved in the competition did exceptionally well. Thank you Mrs Vrahnos for giving me this opportunity. 

Kelly Tan (Year 11)


Want to know more about Worldskills?

Refer to the following link to learn about Worldskills


SSBEN VET Excellence Awards 

On Thursday the 12th of September, I had the privilege of attending the Southern Sydney Business Education Network annual VET Awards Ceremony. I was nominated to receive the award for my outstanding achievement in the Early Childhood Education and Care course I currently undertake at school. It was a very lovely ceremony, held at Parliament House where we enjoyed a delicious breakfast followed by the presentation of the awards. I would like to thank Bethany College for nominating me for this award, particularly Ms Brennan for all her support throughout the two years. 

Andrea Salapatas, Year 12


Bethany student excels in Hospitality Worldskills competition

On the 4th of September, I competed in the Worldskills competition for Hospitality. I was thrilled to be chosen to participate, but was nervous at the same time. The day was a nerve-racking but enjoyable experience. I cooked a 3-course meal, including a caeser salad, crumbed chicken with various vegetables and a tomato concasse, and chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce and chantilly cream. I was challenged by all the techniques but learnt new things that enhanced my ability to produce wonderful dishes. Once the competition was over, they presented the first and second placings and gave out awards to everyone.  A little after the competition ended, I was pleased to receive an email notifying me that I got into the next round. Overall, my day and the competition was an enjoyable and an experience that I wouldn’t forget.

Alexia Georgiou Year 11



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ACU Talk with Teachers Online

29 October 5pm to 6pm

Join us and hear from a panel of teachers on what it’s really like to work in education.
At the event you will:
– hear from teachers about their experiences in the profession
– get tips and advice for pursuing a career in education
– take a campus tour and visit AskACU.
The panel discussion will be available to watch online and attend in person at our Melbourne campus. Registration is essential, please register via the links below.
Online Registration here:


University of Sydney Campus Tours

Join one of the campus tours to explore Australia’s first university and learn more about our campus up close and personal. On the first Friday of every month (and on other selected days), we run campus tours for prospective students and their friends and family.

These tours run between 4 and 5pm, beginning under the Clocktower of the Quadrangle, and are led by our student ambassadors.


UTS STEM Day – Spots Still Left for November

21 November

Years 9 to 12. Take part in hands-on workshops, talks and panel discussions with people in STEM industries. Learn all about study and career options in STEM. This program is free and is for students in years 9–12.  Held by the UTS Faculties of Engineering & IT, Science, Transdisciplinary Innovation, Arts and Social Sciences.

Please register your interest for our STEM Day:


Engineering and IT Leadership Scholarship, University of Sydney

Closes October

The Leadership Scholarship is one of the most valuable undergraduate scholarships in Australia, offering generous financial support and extensive leadership development. Our aim is to shape you as a future industry leader by fostering your passion and motivation, and providing you with the hands-on experience as well as technical skills highly valued by prospective employers. We also prepare you to be an excellent communicator, with the confidence to work effectively within teams and with clients.$18,000 per year for up to 4 years.


Campus Tours at Western Sydney University 

Western Sydney University is now running campus tours on the first Friday of each month for prospective students, their family and the general public. Each month provides a new opportunity to explore a different campus. For more information please visit:


USA University Applicants – 2019 PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)

19 October. 8.30am to 12.30pm

Ascham School, 188 New South Head Road Edgecliff

The PSAT is designed for students in Years 10 to prepare for the SAT, the test required for many USA university admissions. This test is administered once a year and provides valuable feedback on the students’ strengths and weaknesses. The results of this test are not recorded for any future USA university applications; they are for the individual student’s reference only. The number of seats is limited and allocated on a “first come first served” basis.


ADFA – Study at UNSW Canberra

UNSW Canberra has international recognition as a successful, research-intensive university – generating new knowledge for the benefit of present and future generations which has had an impact around the globe.

School of Business

School of Engineering and Information Technology

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Science


MIT Sydney – What makes MIT School of Information Technology & Engineering graduates different?

Launch your career in one of the fastest growing professions.

With the rapid evolution of global information structures, mobile technologies and cloud deployments, businesses are facing major challenges in providing networks that are accessible yet safe. They need specialists who can design, build, maintain, support and protect computer networks.

Establish your career with three new specialisations to our Bachelor of Networking: cyber security, software engineering and cloud networking.




TAFE Snapshot on Engineering and Electrotechnology

Which occupations in this industry are likely to have the largest employment growth over the next three years?

Which TAFE NSW courses are popular for people looking to get into these job roles and how much can you earn?


TAFE Snapshot on Aviation and Maritime

Which occupations in this industry are likely to have the largest employment growth over the next three years?

Which TAFE NSW courses are popular for people looking to get into these job roles and how much can you earn?


TAFE Snapshot on Community Service Counselling

Which occupations in this industry are likely to have the largest employment growth over the next three years?

Which TAFE NSW courses are popular for people looking to get into these job roles and how much can you earn?


New Guide for Apprentices and Trainees

This guide, from Training Services NSW at the Department of Industry, welcomes your students into their apprenticeships and traineeships. Becoming an apprentice or trainee is a proven way for your students to get the skills and connections they need and this guide will help them (and you) to make the most of their exciting journey. Your copy awaits you at:

Apprenticeships—Five Proven Strategies to Help Your Students Get One

A VET apprenticeship has so much to offer—in NSW apprenticeship training is fee-free, apprentices earn while they learn and they’re on a proven pathway to well-paid jobs. When your students decide an apprenticeship is right for them, they’ll need a plan to help them to get the one they really want. Five NSW apprentices share their stories and to give their advice on how your students can win an apprenticeship at:

Employable Me—VET Opens Doors for People With Disabilities

VET caught up with Kathleen Campbell, episode one series 2 of the ABC’s award-winning show Employable Me, and her disability support provider to learn how VET helped secure employment for the 20-year-old. You can read Kathleen’s update and find out how the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program supports people with disabilities to gain the confidence, skills and connections to succeed, at:



Become a Web Developer / Coder in 6 Months

Laneway Education is currently taking enrolments for its Full Stack Web Developer course. This program is offered in a flexible manner and can be completed alongside school or work. With over 80,000 jobs becoming available over the next 4 years, now is the time to think about a career in tech. Join Laneway Education graduates at Google, Amazon and Boeing for a career that could take you anywhere. Contact for more information.


Event Essentials Course

Meetings & Events Australia has launched a new introductory course for entry level candidates who are seeking to understand the event industry or build a foundation of understanding and skills. The Event Essentials Program can be used as an entry point into the meetings and events industry. It is accessed online and has support from the MEA’s training faculty with assessments that relate back to industry case studies. This blended learning allows you to commence your professional development pathway without interrupting your workplace commitments while still studying in a supportive learning environment.



Should I Travel or Should I Study

Going from years of rigorous schedules and same-old school, adult life hits you pretty hard when it all wraps up. Suddenly weekdays become free, there’s no need to worry about school nights and the workload alters. Also, more choices come your way while you’re basking in your newfound freedom.

One key question is if and when you want to take off and travel the world. For a holiday or for a journey. For a gap year or for a tourist sightseeing expedition. Normally determined by your post-school schedule and bank account, the decision creeps into a lot of people’s minds. So what should you consider when it comes to making this decision?


Are you choosing a course for the right reasons?

Picking a course can be tough. You need to think about what you want to study, how you want to do it and where, while also considering the best path towards your chosen career. There are big differences between courses, so how do you know you’re making the right choice? We take a look at some of the reasons why you shouldn’t choose a course.


Be Your Own Boss – Become an Entrepreneur

Starting your own business can be one of the most rewarding and satisfying experiences you can have. Find out more with our guide to getting started.

Starting your own business and entering the world of entrepreneurship is something that more and more Australians are doing.

The increase in connectedness across the globe means that the structure of employment has changed rapidly, enabling more people to realise their dream of becoming a business owner.


Your Free Guide to a Career in Dietetics

We asked two dietitians what they love about their job. Sally Marchini said that it is helping people to understand their health concerns and improve their life, and Josh Reed said that it’s motivating and empowering people and learning how to improve his own health.

There is plenty of variety in the university course, which includes statistics, psychology, physiology, biochemistry, nutrition sciences, food science as well as being competent in the three main areas of dietetics – clinical, food service management and community dietetics. This gives a range of potential career paths with a dietetics degree


Inspiring Young Women

The Inspiring Futures for Young Women campaign is designed to help young people from all backgrounds, at schools and colleges across Australia to meet and make connections with female role models from a range of sectors.  By introducing young people to successful women working in different roles and industries, the aim is to enhance understanding of the breadth of career opportunities available, challenge gendered stereotypes about occupations and give young people the chance to ask questions and make connections with female role models.


EA Ski & Snowboard New Canada Recruits Wanted

We are now recruiting for paid ski & snowboard instructor jobs with full training provided starting this November. Download your free Canada instructor brochure to find out how you can become an instructor at one of our world-class ski resorts.


ArtExpress is Going Across NSW

Through to 4 November

ARTEXPRESS is an annual series of exhibitions of the highly ranked artworks created by New South Wales visual arts students for the Higher School Certificate examination. Find a date and location nearest to you and plan your visit.


Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator