Careers / VET Update

Interesting article

TAFE can trump university for career prospects.  A federal government review of Australia’s vocational education system has found that many students end up in a vocational career after completing an unnecessary university degree.



UAC – Equity Scholarships

Equity Scholarships (ES) help financially disadvantaged students with the costs associated with tertiary study. Details of requirements for individual scholarships can be found on the institution websites.


UAC – Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS)

Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) are one way institutions make early offers of undergraduate admission to Year 12 students. They do this by using criteria other than (or in addition to) the ATAR. You must apply through UAC for undergraduate admission in 2019–20 to be eligible for SRS. Find out more


UAC – Access and Scholarships Programs Brochure

This year UAC’s new Access and Scholarships Programs brochure has a summary of information on applying for access and scholarship programs through UAC. Download the brochure


New Majors for Bachelor of Science – Western Sydney University

Your Science options just expanded at Western Sydney University. From 2020 students will be able to enrol to study the Bachelor of Science and major in one of the following 15 majors:

  • Animal Science
  • Applied Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Data Science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Futures
  • Environmental Health
  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition and Food Science
  • Zoology


Western Sydney University Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Future Student Evenings

16 September, 6:00pm–7:30pm – Penrith Campus

17 September 2019, 6:00pm–7:30pm – Campbelltown Campus

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Future Students Information Evenings at Western Sydney University are an opportunity to hear about what courses are on offer and how Western can help you during your studies. Learn about the different pathways to study, the support services available, scholarships on offer and life on campus.


University of Sydney – First Robotics (The Drop Bears)

One night per week during school term
Years: 8–12 The University of Sydney hosts a high school student robotics team competing in the international First Robotics competition. The team includes students from a variety of Sydney high schools who work together to build a robot to compete in a sports-like competition. By participating, you will learn valuable skills in programming, robotics, building, project management, leadership and communications. Apply here:


UCAT Medical Interview Preparation Workshops

24 August – UNSW Kensington

6 October – UNSW Kensington

12 October – Canberra. Red Hill

The workshop is structured and based on the models that are taught during our proven one-on-one personalised medical interview sessions. The workshop will allow each and every attendee to learn the required skills and practical understanding for the uni from which they received an interview offer.



What is the SAT?

The SAT (which used to stand for Scholastic Aptitude Test but now stands for literally nothing) is one of two college entry exams necessary for US college admissions.

Colleges use your SAT score to measure how ready you are for college courses as well as your future potential.

Each college has its own average SAT score expectation but US colleges assess your application holistically so it’s possible to get into your dream college without getting the best SAT score.


Notre Dame Early Offer Program Closing Date CORRECTION

31 July

At Notre Dame we know that you need to change your perspective to change the world. That’s why philosophy and ethics play such essential roles in every Notre Dame degree to empower you with the fundamentals of critical thinking – lifelong skills to navigate an uncertain future. If you are a Year 12 student, here’s your chance to secure a university education of a lifetime – before your exams!



Parent Guide to TAFE – ‘Guide Their Ambition’

You’re the most important and influential person in your teen’s life. When it comes to study and career options they may look to their peers, careers advisors and teachers for advice, however it’s you who can truly guide their ambition. We’ve prepared this guide for you to take some of the guesswork out of what TAFE NSW can deliver, how you can help your teen choose the right course and how to take advantage of the support services we have in place that encourage your ’s success.


Vantage Automotive Apprenticeship Vacancies

Alfa Romeo, Volvo, Fiat,  Audi, Subaru apprenticeships across NSW.

For over a decade, Vantage Automotive has placed thousands of young job seekers into a rewarding & fulfilling career with the automotive industry


Apprenticeships Are Us Business and Automotive Courses 

We are currently recruiting for Certificate II Business Course (5 Weeks) and Pre-Apprenticeship Automotive Courses (2 weeks plus work experience). These entry level courses are designed for students wanting to pursue a Traineeship or Apprenticeship now or in the future. Call Aaron now on 9891690



The Hotel School Info Evening – Sydney

22 May. 5.15pm to 7.00pm

60 Philip Street Sydney

If your interest is hospitality, tourism or business management and you want to explore a global career path then join us at our information session. The session is designed to provide you with information on the courses offered at The Hotel School, you can speak with the academic team and experience the campus. Come and discover how to make a start in the hospitality and tourism industry.


SAE Study for a Day – Animation, Audio, Design, Film or Games

Saturday 15 June. 9am – 4pm

SAE Sydney Campus is opening its doors this June for SAE Study For A Day, a one day program to expand your skills and work on inspiring creative projects in the fields of Animation, Audio, Design, Film or Games. Across the fun workshops, SAE Study For A Day attendees will work towards building a creative piece of work to take away for use in a portfolio or showreel. Attendees will receive a certificate of participation to acknowledge the creative work they have undertaken.



Whitehouse Institute of Design Open House

31 August
2 Short Street, Surry Hills

Celebrating design thinking, creativity and innovation, showcasing the work of graduating students from across Creative Direction & Styling, Fashion Design and Interior Design disciplines. Tour the school, talk to students and staff and have all your questions answered.


JMC Academy Workshops in July School Holidays

561 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney

For Years 9 to 12 students. Animation, games design, digital design, film, sound, song writing and music performance. The workshops are a great opportunity to check out the JMC Academy campus while getting a taste of what studying your passion with Australia’s leading Creative Industries provider is like at this fun, engaging and hands-on program!



HSC in July Holidays

From 8 July to 18 July

Preliminary Subject and HSC Subject study preparation lectures.

Held at UTS, Uni of Newcastle, Uni of Wollongong, Macquarie Uni.


Creating New Habits for Study Success

It’s one thing to know you need to use certain study strategies and techniques (e.g. create mind maps, break your work down into small chunks and review your notes regularly). But knowledge of these strategies is only the starting point.

Next you have to apply these strategies. You need to build these strategies into your daily routine.



 Commonly Asked Interview Questions

What are some of the most commonly asked job interview questions and how should you answer them? Here’s what the experts have to say. Job interviews often follow a common pattern. Many of the same questions come up again and again.

If you know what those questions are, you can prepare for an interview by coming up with ways to answer them. You could also practise your answers before an interview.


Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude is one of the largest international volunteering organisations, supporting around 1000 young people globally every year. As a nonprofit organisation, we ensure we remain cost effective and are transparent about all costs involved, while providing comprehensive support throughout the process. After 45 years of global experience, we think we’ve got a pretty good thing going.

With placements available in 13 countries, lasting between 6 weeks and 12 months and departing throughout the year, there is a volunteer program that will fit into any young Australian’s gap year!




Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator