Careers / VET Update

How can parents help students make career choices

UOW Presentation

The University of Wollongong presented information to students about their courses, campus’ and facilities on Wednesday 20 March. It was good to see so many students in attendance.




UNSW Degrees and Scholarships Info Evening

11 June, 13 June, 20 June

At UNSW Sydney, we know that choosing what to study at university can be a complex decision. That’s why we’re holding the UNSW Degree and Scholarships Information Evening.


UNSW Art and Design Information Evening

25 June

Paddington Campus

This event will focus on our Faculty of Art & Design, hosted at our specialist Paddington Campus. It’s a chance for you and your parents to gain an insight into life as a creative student and what it means to be a practicing contemporary artist, designer, media creator or arts worker in today’s global economy.


Experience UNSW Business Day

21 May. 9.30am to 3.30pm

Kensington Campus

For Year 11 students

Experience a day in the life of a UNSW Business School Student at Experience Business Day.

Students will take part in interactive business workshops, hear from our current students and get a taste of what life is like at one of Australia’s leading business schools.


University of Notre Dame Early Offer Program for 2020

If you will be in Year 12 in 2019, register here to receive the information and application form for the Early Offer Program for 2020. Are you a high-achieving Year 12 student who wants to study at a leading Australian university? Do you want to get a head start on your future? If so, you may be the ideal candidate for Notre Dame’s Early Offer Program. This exclusive program is open to Year 12 students who have demonstrated academic excellence and/or are making a significant contribution to their school or community.

Such an offer means that you can sit your Year 12 exams with added confidence and reduced stress – it’s also a great way for schools to acknowledge their outstanding students.

Phone: 02 8204 4404 . Email:


Business Cadetships

Applications close: 15 May 2019 

Open to Year 12 students who wish to pursue a business career. Cadets combine university study with paid work at UBS, a top-ranking global bank. 

Program Director: Alister Wilkinson. Contact:



Engineering & Technology Cadetships (ETCAD)

Applications open: 29 April 2019

Applications close: 21 June 2019

For Year 12 students who would like to pursue a career in Engineering and/or Technology. Cadets are placed at Cubic Transportation Systems, a global leader in transport payment and traffic management systems.

Program Director: Alister Wilkinson. Contact:





Maxima Indigenous Traineeships and Apprenticeships

An amazing and comprehensive site to support indigenous youth into employment, training, apprenticeships and traineeships. Call for more information to:1300 669 859


Steps to Becoming an Australian Apprentice

Apprenticeships are a great way to earn money while learning a trade! Getting started in an apprenticeship can seem a little daunting, but it can be broken down into four easy-to-understand steps. Research; Preparation; Job Hunting and Sign-up. If you would like to learn more about each step, plus heaps more useful information, visit


Sarina Russo Apprenticeships

Want an apprenticeship?  Register to view the job board. Incentives and allowances for apprentices also explained.


Vantage Automotive Apprenticeships

Mechanic, Auto electrician, parts, body repair and painting.

As a leading training provider for the retail motor industry, Vantage Automotive’s Apprentice Learning Division offers an unrivalled range of motor industry qualifications.



Blue Mountains Hotel Career Focus Days

  • July 16-18
  • November 12-14
  • November 26-28

CFD is a 3-day residential program for students considering a career in the hospitality industry, designed for those aged 16 and over. This program gives prospective students insight into what it’s really like to study at BMIHMS and is held at both our Practical Learning Centre (Leura Campus) and Executive Business Centre (Sydney Campus).


Australian Theatre for Young People – School Holiday Program

15 to 18 April – Burn the Seats – Escape rooms, choose your own adventure and live action role playing! Increasingly audiences love to be physically involved in the story and become the focus of the action.

23 and 24 April – Year 9 to 12 Monologue Technique – Learn all this and more and sharpen up your monologue before your next audition or performance. Perfect for participants getting ready for their IP performances this year.


Flight Centre Travel Academy – Diploma and Short Courses Info Sessions

Register to be notified about forthcoming information sessions below. Our Information Sessions have been designed to give you all of the information you need to get started on your study journey with us. At these sessions, you can find out more detail about our courses, check out our campus facilities and meet with our facilitation team. It’s our business to prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the travel and tourism industry.


Music for Film and TV at AFTRS

15 and 16 April

AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Learn how to create music for film and TV in this challenging and rewarding two-day course, under the guidance of a professional Screen Music Composer. Using AFTRS’ state of the art film and music facilities you will have experience of scoring your own short piece of film.


Video Editing at AFTRS

23 and 24 April

AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Are you interested in learning how to edit your own videos? This hands-on practical course will teach you the basics of editing using Adobe Premiere Pro, part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. It is not recommended if you already have a strong familiarity with Premiere Pro.


AFTRS HSC Video Intensive

15, 16, 17 April

AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

This course is a skill and story development workshop for emerging filmmakers tackling an individual project for the HSC. The workshop helps you hone your screen skills to create a high quality year 12 video project. HSC subjects that video can be used in include English Extension, Visual Art, Design and Technology, and Drama.


Commercial Pilot – BASAIR Career Free Info Seminar

19 March, 17 April, 22 May, 18 June. 7.00pm to 8.30pm

628/23-25 Airport Avenue, Bankstown Airport

Learn about a career as a Commercial Pilot at one of our free information seminars. Register at:




How to Survive Year 12

The thought of embarking on your final year of school can trigger a range of emotions — excitement, nervousness, stress, nostalgia, anxiety, sadness or just impatience to get out into the world. Whether you’re excited to have taken the next step or are just hanging out for the end, we provide some tips to help you get through Year 12.


Au Pair in America – GAP Year Opportunity 

Being an Au Pair with Au Pair in America is the perfect way to use your childcare/babysitting hours to have the most amazing experience in the USA. A cultural exchange with a difference; you will live with an American family and immerse yourself in everyday American life.


Applying to the Australian Defence Force Academy

Applying for ADFA is a competitive, dual application process that can take up to 12 months. It’s preferable you apply in Year 11, but you can still apply in Year 12. Follow this link and the steps given to guide you along the right pathway.



Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator