Careers / VET Update


Australian University Ratings and Rankings 2019/2020

The section below provide a series of ratings and insights across a range of indicators. On the premise that no institution is superb at everything, these rankings are high-level indicators and should be used to gain comparative insights into the varying strengths and characteristics of each institution.

This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the overall quality of their educational experience.


UNSW – Women in Engineering Breakfast

19 December. 9am to 10am

Join us at the Women in Engineering Breakfast on UNSW Info Day.

This is a great opportunity to hear about our Women in Engineering community and learn about the initiatives you can be involved in through UNSW’s Women in Engineering program.

You will also meet some of our current students, who are ready to tell you all about the engineering degrees they chose and answer your questions!

Friends and parents are welcome to come along – we hope to see you there!


The Good Universities Guide 2020 Edition

As Australia’s premier resource on higher education, The Good Universities Guide enables students to make an informed choice when selecting a course and provider to achieve their career goals.

The Good Universities Guide 2020 is the most comprehensive edition to date, featuring:

  • institution profiles grouped by state
  • entry requirements and ATAR cut-off scores
  • financial assistance, fees and scholarships
  • an updated editorial section.


Notre Dame Sydney Info Day

Thursday 19 December
Sydney Campus – 104 Broadway – 9am – 3pm

Get a taste of University life!

Join us on Thursday 19th December for The University of Notre Dame’s Info Day – it’s the perfect opportunity to chat with our academics, get an understanding of our course offerings and have your last-minute questions answered.

Whether you’ve already applied to study at Notre Dame or you’re still considering what you’d like to study, all prospective students are welcome to come along and find out more about the opportunities available, including mentoring and leadership programs.


WSU – The College puts university within reach

Get a head start on your path to Western by studying at The College.

As the official pathways provider to Western Sydney University, The College offers a wide range of University Foundation Studies and Diploma programs to help you on your way to achieving your tertiary education and career dreams.

With our wide range of pathway courses on offer, The College prepares you for success with smaller class sizes and a supportive learning environment.

Apply for one of our many courses and you could be on your way to completing a university degree in no time!



ANU – AC Aligned Physics Resources

Are you a student revising Year 11/12 Physics?

meriSTEM is a new initiative of The Australian National University to provide flipped classroom resources for Year 11/12 STEM subjects. The Physics course, aligned to the Australian Curriculum, is a perfect revision tool for students. Email Tim Friel ( or phone (02 6125 7011) for free access for students and teachers.


University of Sydney Information Day

19 December

Camperdown/Darlington Campus, University of Sydney
Learn more about the subject choices on offer, our unparalleled student experience and the many admission pathways into uni. Further details to come here:


Australian Catholic University -Know Your Options Info Sessions

17 December. 3.30pm  to 6.30pm

Strathfield Campus, 25A Barker Road, Strathfield

18 December. 3.30pm  to 6.30pm

North Sydney Campus, 33 Berry Street, North Sydney

Come along to Know Your Options, our information sessions where you can talk to experts about your course and career path, learn about alternative entry and admission pathways, explore our campus, and meet staff and students.

19 December. 10am to 5pm

Canberra Campus, 223 Antill Street, Watson


CQUni Sydney Change of Preference Drop-In Session

Wednesday, 18 December

Students can chat about their Change of Preference options and pathways at the CQUni Sydney Drop-In Session. Whether students didn’t get the ATAR they were hoping for or have changed their mind about what they want to study in 2020, we will be there to answer all their questions. More info at:


CQ University’s Creative Degrees Auditions Request

Auditions for our performing arts courses will be taking place in Brisbane, Cairns, Mackay and Townsville in November, or online now until February 2020 for the below courses. Interviews for Visual Arts will be held in Rockhampton in November 2019. 

Diploma of Music 
Bachelor of Creative Arts

Bachelor of Music (Specialisation)

Bachelor of Theatre (Specialisation)

Request your audition here:



Discover a world of opportunity through an apprenticeship or traineeship 

Training Services NSW has published their latest guide, Create your future now – apprenticeships and traineeships in NSW, to help young people to make informed career decisions. For further information on apprenticeships and traineeships and other VET options, contact your local regional office by calling 13 28 11. Please visit:



See current opportunities here.

An apprenticeship program is generally completed over 4 years. Within the first 3 years, you will complete structured training by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as TAFE. Competency-Based Completion can be attained through discussion with your host employer, RTO and your Field Officer.

Find out how 1300apprentice can help.



The Hotel School Scholarships

Closes 6 December

Are you passionate about Hospitality and Tourism?

Do you want to join the fastest growing industry in Australia and in the World?

This is your chance to join a growing industry through The Hotel School scholarship program.


Reminder – Whitehouse Institute of Design 2019 Graduate Exhibition & Fashion Runway

Celebrates design thinking, creativity and innovation, showcasing the work of graduating students from across Creative Direction & Styling, Fashion Design and Interior Design disciplines. To be held at the Sydney campus, 2 Short Street, Surry Hills on Tuesday 3 December 2019. FREE School Group matinee 11am for 12:30pm runway show. To register, email


Whitehouse Institute of Design Workshops Registrations

The workshops fall between 16 December 2019 to 31 January 2020

2 Short Street, Surry Hills

A 5-day and 2-day 2019 / 2020 Summer Workshops in Fashion Illustration | Image Styling | Sewing | Interiors Illustration | Design Portfolio Development are now open. Email: Bookings go to:


Reminder – Kenvale College – Get Real Events Experience – Hospitality & Events Management Scholarship

Entries close on Friday 6 December

Are you a student who has a real passion for Event Management then our Get Real Events Experience program is for you. This is a partial scholarship program for Year 11 students (started year 11 in 2019). Our 10 finalists will be working in an events environment for a week.  For more info contact us on or 9314 6213. 


The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management $20,000 Scholarship

$20,000 scholarship in conjunction with Australian Hotels Association NSW. They’re interested in all potential Hospitality students from regional NSW (terms apply). If you have a stand-out student, nominate them here:


Australian Institute of Music  Open Day

30 November. 10am to 3pm

1 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills

See our vibrant campus come to life with free performance workshops, demonstrations, displays, career overview talks and more!

Enjoy live performances, and experience a range of fun interactive activities. Plus take part in our industry feedback panel sessions.


Introduction to Childcare eLearning Course eLearning Tool

Written by Early Childhood Educators, this Introduction to Childcare Online Course gives your students a taste of Children’s Services, with a certificate included, so they can decide whether childcare is right for them. This course is also being used in Children’s Services and centres as a recruitment tool where preference for positions are given to those who complete this course – so it could be the advantage and foot in the door they need!

  • Only takes 1-2 hours to complete
  • Includes voiceover and sound
  • Rendered 3D layout of a real service (including Virtual Tour)
  • Interactive panoramas of real indoor and outdoor areas
  • A ‘Day In The Life Of An Early Childhood Educator’ with real-life scenarios and tasks
  • Short quiz + certificate to show completion
  • Large industry knowledge base



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Want to See What a Surgeon Does?

Surgeons perform surgery to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, and improve human functioning and appearance. Medical Registrars training as Surgeons are included in this unit group. Most occupations in this field typically require a bachelor degree or higher qualification, two years hospital-based training, and at least five years specialist study and training.


Why it’s okay to change your career path.

As the closing date for university applications draws closer, many students start to panic about choosing their preferences — but it’s not a once-and-for-all decision. It’s not unusual to have a change of heart, even as you move into the workforce. After all, it’s hard to know where your specific interests and strengths lie until you get started. 


Five questions to expect in your next job interview

Job interviews are one of the more nerve-wracking experiences going around, particularly for university graduates. Polishing your resume, drafting cover letters and building a portfolio can be taxing, and that’s before you even get to the interview stage.


MyRoad: Free Online Mentoring Program for Year 10-12 Women

MyRoad is a free online mentoring program for years 10-12 girls offered through The Beacon Foundation. MyRoad connects young women across the country to skilled industry volunteers via Zoom Call to offer advice regarding transferable skills such as resilience, teamwork and collaboration. Contact on and more info at:

Medical Interview Training

Medical Entry Interview workshops for UNSW, Western Sydney, Newcastle, New England and interstate university Medical schools will be held in November, in Sydney. Training sessions in small groups include theory, practice and simulated mock MMIs with feedback. Led by Specialist Doctors and Professors. Preference given to MedEntry students in case of limited places. Please visit

ATARs for 9 Health Professions in Australia

It’s that time of year when My Health Career has published ATAR information for a range of health professions for every course in Australia. Go to the site below to find ATARs for dentistry, dietetics, exercise physiology, exercise science, medicine, midwifery, nursing, optometry and occupational therapy. Students can also subscribe for free for the latest updates.

The Women’s College Now Accepts Students From All Universities

The Womens College now accepts students from all universities. Applications are open for 2020 affiliate (day students) and residential students who wish to expand their academic, leadership and social opportunities. Programs include Academic Assistance, Resident Assistance, Mentoring, Professional Development and Internships. or


Make Your Move – International Freight & Logistics Career Opportunities

The international freight and logistics industry in Australia is seeking interest from students leaving in Yr 10-12, who may be interested in the global freight and logistics industry. There are 2 year traineeships available through the RTO called My Freight Career, who is aligned with the industry association. More information for students, parents and career advisers is available at:

Training at My Freight Career:





Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator