Careers / VET Update

UAC Information Evening

This year Sydney Technical College will be hosting a UAC information evening on Wednesday 3 April 6pm to 7pm in their Auditorium. Bethany hosted last year’s presentation and it was well attended by Year 12 students and their parents from six local schools. The information presented on this evening will go a long way in helping students understand the university application process. I would like to see many of our students and their parents at this evening so please save the date.









Your ATAR isn’t the only thing universities are looking at

An interesting article about how we facilitate young people’s pathways to career success;


ACU Presentation

Australian Catholic University was the first cab off the rank this year to present information about their university to the students. The girls learnt about the courses on offer, the campus’s, extra curricular activities and scholarship opportunities. I’m sure that the students in attendance got a good overview of what this university has to off them post school.




USYD Year 10 Student and Parent Information Evening

  • Thursday 4 April 2019
  • Tuesday 7 May 2019
  • Thursday 16 May 2019

We will answer the important questions: How does scaling work? What should you consider when selecting your subjects for Year 11 and 12? What are prerequisites and assumed knowledge? What is university really like? You will hear from a range of speakers including University staff and students. To register:


UNSW Year 12 Medicine Information Evening

20 March. 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Leighton Hall, Niland Scientia Building

If pursuing a career in Medicine is what you’ve always dreamed of, then make sure you don’t miss the Medicine Information Evening.

This evening provides a general overview of the UNSW Medicine degree as well as detailed information on our application and admissions process for 2020 from current staff and students in the Faculty of Medicine.


UNSW Year 10 Subject Selection Evening

10 April 6.00pm to 7.00pm

2 May 6.00pm to 7.00pm

20 May 6.00pm to 7.00pm

2 May  6.00pm to 7.00pm

Leighton Hall, Niland Scientia Building

Thinking about uni in the future? This evening is the best place for you to start if you are thinking about coming to uni in two years’ time and are currently a year 10 student (or you are the parent or teacher of a year 10 student). Advice will be given on navigating HSC subject selection.


UNSW Law Admission Test LAT

9 May. 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Do you want to find out more about how the Law Admission Test (LAT) affects entry into our Law double degrees? 

Have your questions answered at our 2019 LAT Information Evening. The LAT is an entry requirement for all undergraduate law double degree programs at UNSW. This information evening will cover how the LAT has worked for entry in the past, provide detailed program and Faculty information, as well as key LAT dates for the year ahead.

Our LAT Information Evening is for year 11 and 12 students and their parents, career advisers and students currently studying at another university who are hoping to transfer to UNSW Law in 2020


Lovers of Chemistry – USyd Science Forum

  • 29 May, 5:45pm for 6pm – 7pm
  • Presented by Associate Professor Liz New and Dr Alice Williamson, School of Chemistry
  • Registrations open 20 March 2019


Dr Karl at his very best – Sydney Science Forum

  • Wednesday 5 June, 5:45pm for 6pm – 7pm
  • Presented by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Julius Sumner Miller Fellow, University of Sydney
  • Registrations open 27 March 2019


Western Sydney University Parent Information Evening Parramatta

13 June

The Parent Information Evening at Western Sydney University provides parents, guardians and students a chance to find out everything they need to know about university. From discovering the way the ATAR works to speaking with Western Sydney University staff and students one-on-one to learn about the opportunities available for your child, the Parent Information Evening is a great introduction to the exciting journey ahead. Register here:


Western Sydney U Day

Wednesday 12 June 2019, Campbelltown Campus

Tuesday 19 November 2019, Parramatta Campus

Western Sydney U Day provides the opportunity for senior high school students to experience a day on a Western Sydney University campus.

The event will allow high school students to speak with current University students and academic staff, experience the range of courses available at Western Sydney University through interactive workshops and presentations, learn about scholarships, The Academy, pathway programs and further opportunities to pursue their aspirations.


Charles Sturt University Parent Information Evenings

Parent info evenings are being held at 5:30pm on our campuses; Orange 11th March, Bathurst 12th March, Albury 19th March, Port Macquarie 20th March and Wagga Wagga 27th March. CSU aims to equip you with the answers to support your child/children on the university journey. For details visit

Masterclasses and Composition Portfolio Development – Sydney Conservatorium of Music

We offer masterclasses and composition portfolio workshops for classical, jazz and contemporary music, composition and musicology – all are free and suitable for high school students. We partner with Musica Viva and Sydney Symphony Orchestra so students can learn from some of the world’s leading talent. Please email or visit for more information.


Hansen Scholarship Program – University of Melbourne

Applications for the Hansen Scholarship Program, the University of Melbourne’s new flagship equity scholarship, open on 1 March. Provided by benefactors Jane Hansen and Paul Little, the program brings together an unrivalled package of benefits for high-achieving domestic students who may otherwise struggle financially to access higher education. For more info, go to:

UNSW Civil & Environmental Engineering Work Experience Week

Apply 10 April

For 27-31 May

The School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UNSW will be holding its annual work experience program in Week 5 of Term 2.. Year 10 students across NSW are welcome to apply. Application forms and further information can be obtained from Tricia Tesoriero (


ACU Personalised Student Tours

Mondays and Fridays

Our team can provide a more personalised experience for students who are thinking about studying at ACU. If your student would like to individually visit an ACU campus or speak to ACU staff about our course offerings personalised tours are available at the Ballarat and Canberra campuses or at 10am or 3pm at the Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney campuses. Tours run for approximately 30 minutes.


Study Medicine – New Information Added to Study Medicine: Frequently Asked Questions and the AMA.

This free resource provides detailed information to questions such as: How do I increase my chances to get into medical school? What’s Plan B if I don’t get into medicine? The FAQ links to the Australian Medical Association (the AMA also links to Study Medicine), pointing students to highly credible and authoritative information.


Free Education Assessments -US & UK University Pathways

Thinking of studying at the world’s top universities? The summer holidays is the perfect time to set your goals and make a plan. Book in for a free Education Assessment with Crimson’s  Academic Advisors to see how you rank against the world’s top students. Visit the Crimson website to request an online consultation:



If You Love the Land – New Scholarship on Offer

Applications close March 29

Local high school students have an opportunity to gain work experience in event management and a $2,000 educational scholarship thanks to Tocal Field Days Association. The Association today launched the new scholarship program ahead of this year’s Tocal Field Days (May 3-5). Three Year 10 students will be selected this year for the five-year scholarship. Recipients will be paid to work at Tocal Field Days each year for five years. At the end of five years they will receive $2,000 that can be used to pay off a HECS debt or other educational fees. Students wishing to apply for a scholarship should visit below or call 4939 8820 for an application form.


TAFE Career Insights – Trades in Growing Areas

Find out where the largest employment growth is and the courses that are popular for your students looking into these roles. Find out where the largest employment growth is in this sector over the next three years.


For an Apprenticeship in Home Building Careers HIA Apprenticeships

Learn all about the advantages of a HIA  construction apprenticeship. Submit a General Application online.


TABMA Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

These courses can be a real advantage when applying to an employer for an apprenticeship or traineeship. A pre-apprenticeship or pre-traineeship teaches youth the basic skills of a particular industry, so you bring those skills and knowledge to the work place when starting an apprenticeship or traineeship.



HSC Drama Performances at NIDA

15-18 April 2019, 10am-5pm

7-11 October 2019, 10am-5pm

HSC Drama Performance is a comprehensive course for NSW students in year 11 and 12. Broaden your understanding of performance styles and develop improvisation, acting and devising techniques. The focus is on how best to communicate as a performer to an audience in both the group and individual performance projects. For more information and tickets:


NIDA HSC Individual Project Study Day

29 October


This is a fantastic way for students to explore the creative process from initial idea to completion. Participants gain a practical understanding of what is involved in the project area of their choice. The day commences with a keynote speech from an industry artist before breaking into groups for focused sessions with specialist tutors in Performance, Design, Video Drama, Scriptwriting, Director’s Folio or Theatre Criticism.


NIDA Open Day

15 June


From backstage tours to alumni and course talks, free shows, NIDA Open classes and more, we have a jam-packed schedule of events to showcase everything that makes NIDA one of the top 10 drama schools in the world (2018 Hollywood Reporter ranking)!


Cabin Crew Aviation Course William Angliss Institute Sydney

Get a start in this competitive industry with technical, health and safety, and risk management training. You’ll go on industry-based excursions and learning experiences, strengthening your employability with our industry approved course. Learning the customer service and hospitality foundations to take you around the world, you’ll be well equipped to perform as part of a professional cabin crew team.


Sydney Design School Interior Design Information Session

27 March. 6.00pm

If you’re passionate about becoming an Interior Designer or Interior Decorator then we invite you to join us for a free information session to learn more. While you’re here, have a look around and view our graduate’s exciting work. A presentation from our Director, Amanda Grace will give you a clear idea about what it’s like to study at the School and provide you with information about career opportunities in the interior design and decoration industries after you graduate.


Academy of Interactive Entertainment Online Experience Day

25 May

If you have ever wanted to study 3D animation, game design or VFX for film online with AIE then our Online Experience Day is an ideal opportunity to find out more! Course overview sessions will be running on the range of online courses in 3D animation, game art, game programming and game design offered by AIE. You will get to participate in workshops, guest speaker talks and much more.



Make Up Essentials Workshop

The makeup essentials workshop will teach you all the basic skills and techniques required to perfect your makeup application. Designed for personal makeup skills and for the inspiring makeup artist. A certificate is issued on completion.



HSC and Careers Expo

30 May to 2 June

Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park

  • Information and resources for the HSC
  • Information about university, TAFE and training courses
  • Career advice
  • Study advice
  • Employment advice and opportunities
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship advice
  • International exchange and gap year programs


Camp Leaders Australia Applications

Applications Summer season in the USA. Summer camp in America is your chance to do something different. We’ve sent thousands of people to work abroad in the USA and with hundreds of roles to choose from, there’s going to be something to suit you too.


Parents – Encouraging Students in STEM Subjects  –  Why are they in Demand?

The future of the Australian economy depends on a workforce that is skilled in using new applications and applying innovations. Young people with STEM skills are highly prized by employers and this trend is predicted to continue as there is a shortage of qualified recruits.


CSIRO Indigenous Cadetship – Plan Ahead

Calling all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students! Take on a paid cadetship in an exciting and stimulating workplace with real life projects, excellent career development opportunities, study support and access to the latest research and state-of-the-art technology.


CSIRO Indigenous Traineeship

Apply for a traineeship and receive structured, on the job training and the opportunity to complete a nationally accredited qualification in a diverse, multicultural work environment. Our traineeship program offers diverse, multicultural work environments across CSIRO in all areas of science, research and support services, such as human resources, administration, finance, communication, information technology, lab assistants and more.


ADF Gap Year Applications Open or Register Your Interest

A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force is not only a chance to experience what a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force could be like, but also to have a year full of adventure, new friends, new skills, leadership, and travel. An ADF Gap Year is a truly unique opportunity for you to grow and figure out what next step you’ll take in life.


JOBTED Career Profiles

A new guide to Australian careers with plenty of information to help discover career profiles sorted by industry. Find out about the job tasks, education & training, skills, career path and prospects of careers that interest you. Jobted Career Profiles provide useful career information when thinking about future study, training and career options. Explore at


Want to learn another language, make overseas friends and have a lifetime experience?

Find out more about complementing your high school studies with a student exchange program by requesting your free student exchange info. Email or head to:


LETZ LIVE | 2020 UK Gap Year Programme Working in a Boarding School 

Gap Year Applications are now open. For current Year 12 students interested in working at a UK boarding school in 2020. Participants receive full accommodation, food & full training. All positions are paid positions. Full support from our Australian & UK offices. Applicants to apply online via Contact Nick ( for further information for your school


Past HSC Exams Papers

Higher School Certificate exam papers, with marking guidelines and HSC marking feedback , are available for each c course. Select a learning area from clicking the link below to see exam paper packs by course for each HSC year.

Girls Programming Network

  • Saturday 27 April, 10am-4pm
  • Saturday 10 August , 10am-4pm
  • Sunday 10 November , 10am-4pm

A group of women and girls into computer science, programming and information technology. We run workshops once per school term for high school girls! We’ve written games, made interactive websites and taken apart computers! Check out the past projects to see what girls have done, and what you could be doing!


One Shift Jobs

Casual or part-time jobs opportunities. Based on the information and skills you have selected in your profile, OneShift matches you with the right jobs. Your matches can call or message you directly to set up an interview. It’s like having your own personal recruiter.


Surveying Work Experience Opportunities for Students

Try Surveying connects students with professional surveyors around NSW, where they will get a hands-on education in the complexities of surveying. Work experience can really lead you places! Just ask Michael Baker, who used his surveying work experience placement to launch into tertiary study – and into a real surveying job teamed with the surveyors he first met as a work experience student. Learn more about Michael’s story.


 Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator