Careers / VET Update

Year 12 Hospitality prepares restaurant quality meals

The Year 12 Hospitality class invited staff to a three course luncheon on Wednesday 5 June. The students prepared an array of canapés which included coconut coated fresh prawns, avocado and salsa pastry cups and blini with salmon and mascarpone.  The main course included a choice of two meals of couscous chicken or chorizo pasta with caramelized onions. The dessert dishes included a culinary display of seasonal fruits and a deliciously creamy mouse. The staff were very impressed with the taste of all the dishes, the table presentation and table service. A huge congratulation to Mrs Killorn and her students for providing a restaurant quality meal and service.


Cameron Jane Make up and Beauty Academy presentation

Cameron Jane presented information about her make-up and beauty academy during lunchtime on Tuesday 4 June. She covered information about the courses on offer at her college and showed interested students an array work samples from past students of the academy. The highlight was Cameron’s lesson on understanding facial shapes and features when using make up.




Notre Dame – Early Offer Student & Parent Info Night

2 July. 6-8pm
Broadway campus (campus map) St Ben’s Hall, 104 Broadway, Chippendale

This is your opportunity to discover more about Notre Dame’s Young Achievers Early Offer program. At the Info Evening you will gain an understanding of the benefits of being an Early Offer applicant, you will also be able to submit your application. Our supportive Prospective Students Office team will be available throughout the evening to assist you and answer any questions you may have.


UAC – Access and Scholarship Programs are Now Open

Schools Recommendation SchemesEducational Access Schemes and Equity Scholarships are all open for applications.

By opening earlier this year it gives you more time to arrange your supporting documentation like records of attendance, educational impact statements all before the pressure of final exams.

If you may be eligible for these schemes begin your application as soon as you have applied through UAC.



Equity Scholarships


University of Sydney Scholarships Information Evening

30 July. 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Eastern Avenue , The University of Sydney

If you are a Year 12 student, join us on campus for an informative evening where current students and staff will answer the important questions on scholarships


University of Sydney – Project Management Winter Camp

July 2019. Watch this space.
Years 10–12. This two-day intensive workshop offers an introduction to project management and where this dynamic field can take you. Hear about project management degrees, careers and pathways and try your hand at working on authentic case studies. The camp includes a site visit to a large project management organisation to learn about projects in action. Places are limited.


UTS – Bachelor of Information Technology Co-operative Scholarship

Closes 8 September

Are you at the top of your game? With the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT), you’ll join a cohort of high achieving students who are passionate about using technology to drive business outcomes.

The BIT is a three-year, fast-tracked IT course that’s been designed to mentor the next generation of IT and business leaders.

Apply here:



Learn a Hobby and Turn it into a Career – TAFE

Check out the range of hobby courses that are fun to do and may earn you big bucks in the future. We all know education’s value: education helps you navigate and better understand the world, and it helps you land your dream job. But when is the last time you learnt something just for the fun of it?


Local College Open Days

Friday 12 & 19 July

Friday 4 & 11 October

During open days students get the opportunity to chat to teaching staff, receive an overview of courses, and take a tour of the College and its commercial farms. For more information and to make bookings for lunch please contact us on 1800 025 520 or 02 4939 8888, or email




Student Fashion from the Leading Institutions

Closes 13 October

Powerhouse Museum 500 Harris St, Ultimo

Student Fashion is an annual display that provides a glimpse of the exciting potential of the next generation of Australian fashion designers. It showcases outfits from the final-year ranges of top students from four Sydney-based fashion design schools: Fashion Design Studio, TAFE NSW, Ultimo Campus, Raffles College of Design and Commerce, University of Technology, Sydney and Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia.


Where being a Chartered Accountant Can Lead You

  Want to work anywhere in the world? The CA designation could be your passport to an international career 

  Want to be in demand by top companies? Improve your chances of being head hunted by top employers throughout your career

  Want to be globally recognised? Join one of the globe’s top ten leading accounting bodies and connect to a 1,000,000 strong global knowledge network.


What is forensic science really like?

What’s it really like to have that dream job you’ve been eyeing off? We’ve found out for you and are busting myths about some hard-to-pin-down careers in STEM. Professor Shari Forbes dishes the decomposing dirt on forensic science, and it’s nothing like CSI.


What Does a Marine Biologist Look Like? 

Inspire your students to pursue marine biology at UTS Science, with this great short video of UTS graduate Justin Tierney. Justin currently works at Port Stephens Fisheries Institute as a Fisheries Technician. He says participating in field trips to Heron Island and Stroud in his degree helped to reinforce the theoretical knowledge he learnt in class.


Great Video on being a Youth Worker

Youth work is a career that involves working for and with young people in a variety of ways. The key thing that differentiates a youth worker from other community service workers is that young people are their primary focus. It’s about ensuring young people feel supported in developing the skills they need to make positive changes in their lives.


Lovers of Psychology – University of Sydney Science Forum

  • Wednesday 18 September 2019, 5:45pm for 6pm – 7pm
  • Presented by Dr Celine Van Golde, School of Psychology
  • Registrations open 10 July 2019


Psychology Scholarships – Plan ahead

Australian Psychological Society

Health Workforce Scholarship Program

Indigenous Psychology Student Congress Attendance Scholarship


Your plan to become a Psychologist

For psychologist Tracey McGrath it’s that she loves seeing clients turn their life around. In this article Three psychologists on their love for work and love for life different views are shared here.


Robotics Enthusiasts – First Australia – Lego League

26, 27, 28 July 2019
Macquarie University

This event, like all FIRST events, is free and open to the public.  There will be seating for spectators to view matches. This is a great opportunity to see some really cool robots built by inspirational high schoolers!


Study Abroad has a fantastic way for you to search for Study Abroad Programs by level, type and country. It’s easy and visual so you won’t get lost. We will walk you through it.

Search by program level; choose:

  • Gap Year
  • High School
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate

Search by program type; choose:

  • Intern Abroad – Gain vital job or business skills is important to you.
  • Volunteer Abroad – A week, a month or a year, in the type of volunteer work that would be meaningful to you.
  • Teach Abroad – Get specific; search by country, duration and even audience.
  • Intensive Language – If immersing yourself in a foreign language.
  • Full Degree Abroad – If studying overseas appeals to you, but for an extended period, find associates degrees, courses, diplomas, undergraduate and graduate certificates, bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees by country and specialty.



Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator