INFO OVERLOAD: Important careers notices for students & families to check out!


ANU ASA Roadshow - Wagga Wagga and Sydney The ANU Admissions, Scholarships & Accommodation Roadshow will give information on what it's like to study at ANU, an update on the new domestic admissions model for 2020, the chance to hear from Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), and a forum to have your questions answered. Find more information and register online -

Creative Careers in IT and Design Information Night Come along and learn about the exciting career opportunities within design, animation, film, games and IT. Join us on the 26th September, 5.30-7.30 at Level 2, 7 Kelly St, Ultimo (Sydney campus) or Level 13, 120 Spencer St, Melbourne (Melbourne campus). Book today:


MacKillop House is a hostel in Canberra that supports women from around Australian and overseas who are looking for an alternative option to university accommodation. We welcome all women regardless of their beliefs or backgrounds from apprenticeships to PhD. We are fully catered, staffed 24/7. Contact details: P:0262496182

College of Event Management Info Session coming soon Learn how our specialist event programs will best equip you for a career in event management. Meet the CoEM team. See our dynamic facilities. Hear all about our on campus or online study options. Learn about the exciting career opportunities that await you after graduation. Info sessions are held at our Surry Hills campus. Call 1300 725 846 or email: to register interest.


NIDA applications closing 30 September Thinking about a career in the performing arts? The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is accepting applications for the 2019 intake to its world-class higher education performing arts courses. Applications close 30 September 2018. There are greater opportunities than ever before for a career in creative industries with VET Diplomas, Bachelor and Masters degrees.


STUDENT CAREER PLANNING WORKSHOPS CAREER AVENUES are offering Career Profiling Workshops for students from Years 9 to 12 in Term 4. Workshops run over 2 sessions. Students complete a Career Avenues Profile in the first session (after school), and receive their results back in an individual career counselling interview in the second session. Parents and Careers Advisers enquiries welcome. Call Marian Kratzing on 1300 764 641.

POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS: MOTIVATED FAMILIES, TURNING POINT CONSULTING, 11 or 12 SeptemberUnderstanding the demands on parents & youth during their educational journey, families to come together to improve their connection & understanding of each other by assessing personal motivators. Families, carers, students and educators welcome to learn more about using motivations to support positive conversations. Register your interest at

Student Camps, Wellbeing & Career Days, Turning Point Consulting, Your School, Date & Time We support school camps for all students, delivering enjoyable and empowering workshops to small and large student groups on wellbeing, career and transition tools, leadership skills or coping strategies to manage change. Schools utilising us refer to the depth, positive style and immediate connection with students during their camps. Contact Kathryn to discuss your needs on 047857070.

Applications Open for UNSW's Women in Engineering Camp 2019 For any female student going into year 11 or 12 in 2019 - applications for the 2019 UNSW Women in Engineering Camp are now open! The 3-day residential program will run from 7th-9th January 2019. Participants will take part in site visits, workshops, networking events and more. Head to for more info and to apply. Any questions please contact Sarah Coull, WIE Manager

Barista, First aid and RSA courses GET IN QUICK for Barista, First aid and RSA courses. For registration and more info, visit Any questions, please contact us at / 02 9314 6213 (9am-5pm AEDT).

AFTRS Bachelor of Arts Screen applications close 12 November The Australian Film Television and Radio School's Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production is designed for students with a passion for storytelling and a commitment to a career in the screen industries. Students will become mutli-skilled screen storytellers with skills in all creative roles. Applications close 12 November. More:

College of Event Management // Event Bootcamp October 2018 Our two-day Event Bootcamp intensive is designed for those with an interest in a career in events but who need a clearer idea of what it’s all about. This short course will give students a good understanding of the role of an event manager while gaining first hand experience behind the scenes of a major event. SYDNEY // 27 & 28 October 2018

JA Australia Speed Mentoring Excursions with Sydney Metro for yr10-12 students STEM Speed Mentoring excursions opportunities are available for school coordinated groups of year 11-12 students (especially girls interested in engineering and STEM) for schools within the alignment of the Sydney Metro project. This is free for schools and students to arrange, Min attendance numbers apply. Contact for information on how your school/students can participate.

JA Australia Company of the Year Program EOIs are now open. (Formerly Young Achievement Australia)The JA Company of the Year program enables 10-15 students to run a fully functioning business as an extra-curricular after-school activity. Students create a physical product, and raise funds, and liquidate fully experiencing the full business cycle. We are seeking EOIs from schools interested in offering this to your students. This was formerly known as YAA For info:

Avondale offers counselling services and degree courses | R U OK? Life can be a roller coaster and balance is about navigating the highs and the lows. At Avondale, students and staff are like family so when times get tough or you just need to chat, our professional free counseling service on-campus is always available. For courses covering Counselling, Chaplaincy, Humanities or Psychology visit

Creative Industries High School Workshops! JMC Sydney will be holding 6 Introductory Workshops this October school holidays. These High School Workshops are inspired by JMC's creative courses. Tickets are now available and 2 of the workshops have already sold out! Workshops are for High School students in years 9-12 and are $50 (including lunch), held at JMC, 561 Harris St, Ultimo.


Liverpool Campus Open Day at Western Sydney University Our brand new state of the art Liverpool Campus is now open! Come along to our Liverpool Campus Open Day on Saturday the 22nd of September. It is a great opportunity to see the fantastic facilities and learning spaces that we offer at this campus. For more information or to register please visit:

2018 TAFE NSW Open Days Wrap Up In case you missed coming along, there was a hive of excitement, engaging hands on activities and a flurry of information sharing. The weather was brilliant and we welcomed a multitude of new faces. Don’t let this be a distant memory. Our doors are open and we welcome group bookings for a campus tour or school visit. Email us at to arrange your next visit.

WILLIAM ANGLISS INSTITUTE SYDNEY OPEN DAY Interested in a career in foods, hospitality, events, or tourism? Come view our new campus, be inspired by cooking demonstrations and take part in a trial-a-trade! 10am-2pm, Sat 22nd September, 1/11 Bowden St Alexandria 2015 NSW. To book a place in the cookery, patisserie, coffee-making, or mixology trial-a-trades visit

Register now for the Sydney Flight College Open Day If any of your students would like to know what it takes to become a commercial pilot, they should register now for the Sydney Flight College Open Day taking place on Saturday 17th November 2018. An opportunity to view facilities & aircraft fleet, and talk to instructors & students about courses and job opportunities. Register now at or call us on 02 9709 8488.


AIS Industry Skills Forums in Canberra & Sydney Join industry leaders in discussions at the upcoming AIS Industry Skills Forum. The event will be in Canberra on Tuesday 11 September and in Sydney on Wednesday 26 September. Hosted by prominent journalist and author Kerry O'Brien, these free forums will explore current and future skills needs. For the full program and to register go to


Scholarships at TAFE NSW If your students enrol at TAFE NSW they may be eligible to apply for the many scholarships that are available. To find out more visit

UTS Bachelor of Accounting Scholarship Program Closing date for the 2019 intake for the UTS Bachelor of Accounting Cooperative Scholarship Program will be Friday, 19 October 2018. Online applications are now open at For more information, email

Students can kick-start their career in teaching! This year there are four different get paid to study scholarship and cadetship programs for your HSC students to apply for. These opportunities are a sure way to kick-start their career in teaching with financial support and a permanent teaching position. Applications are open and they can complete theirs online. Applications close September 14th, encourage your students to apply!


HSC True Reward at Western Sydney University Applications for the HSC True Reward Early Offer Program are now open! Our unique program gives a student an early offer into a University degree based on corresponding HSC subject band outcomes, not the ATAR. For more information about this fantastic opportunity or to lodge an application please visit:

Early Entry Program to TAFE NSW Degree now OPEN Did you know TAFE NSW are now accepting early entries into its Degree Programs? Your students can now apply for a Degree and receive a conditional offer before they get their HSC results! With some degrees fully online they will get an industry-recognised qualification that can change their future. Applications are being taken now


Alcohol-free Schoolies Alternative - Schoolies Unearthed Schoolies Unearthed is a life-changing travel experience for Aussie high school graduates! Spend 10 days overseas, support sustainable volunteer projects and explore an amazing new country with other school leavers. Want something different to the standard Gold Coast trip? This is for you! 2018 & 2019 applications BOTH OPEN. Students can apply online at:

Au Pair We offer Au Pair programs in the USA, Canada, the UK, Italy, France, Spain and the Netherlands. The programs are an enriching way to travel, experience culture and look after children. You can have a gap year, but still gain international experience, from working and studying a little overseas. Learn more at:

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA VISIT 10 SEPTEMBER Elisabeth O'Connell from The University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League University, is making her annual visit to Sydney to present from 6.00-7.30pm at Redlands School, in the library on Monday 10 September. Elisabeth is a keen supporter of Australian students with 14 admitted in 2017. All CA's, parents and students welcome. Please register:


Life at USYD! What does life look like at USYD? Crimson's video team is taken around by Henry Chan who studied Pharmacy as an undergraduate at the University of Sydney, and is now pursuing a Masters in Management at the Sydney University Business School. See Henry's video and many more on Crimson's YouTube channel:

Study Medicine - Medicine Applications. How the Australian system works New Study Medicine information this month looks at how to apply for medicine and key aspects to take into consideration. Medicine applications – how the Australian system works. . Help spread the information – put Study Medicine on your school’s website as a resource link. Find Study Medicine on Twitter, Facebook or email:


BiG Day In @ UTS - 20 March 2019 BiG Day In IT Careers Conference for students Yrs 9-12 @ UTS on Tuesday 20 March 2019 – Speakers incl. Animal Logic, Technology One, Microsoft, WiseTech Global, Westpac, Adobe & more talking about their careers & the future of technology. Loads of cool exhibitors including Westpac, Microsoft, IBM, WiseTech Global, ACS, Adobe & loads more. Tickets $10 for students

CyberTaipan - Australia's Youth Cyber Defence Challenge! CyberTaipan is a national high-school aged cyber defence competition. Teams compete in online rounds for the top placement within their state or territory and the chance to compete in the National Finals Competition in March 2019. CyberTaipan is open to anyone in years 7-12 with an interest in cyber, defence, puzzles and code breaking. Information and registration at

BiG Day In @ UTS - 20 March 2019 BiG Day In IT Careers Conference for students Yrs 9-12 @ UTS on 20 March 2019 – Speakers incl. Microsoft, Animal Logic, IBM, Technology 1, WiseTech Global, Westpac, Adobe & more talking about their careers & the future of technology. Loads of cool exhibitors including Westpac, Microsoft, IBM, CSIRO, WiseTech Global, ACS, Adobe & loads more. Tickets $10 for students


Audience Availability for Channel 10 Show That's The Ticket have a FREE opportunity for your students to see behind the scenes of Network 10 TV show, POINTLESS. Available dates 4, 5, 12, 14, 18, 19, 25, 26 SEPTEMBER. Arrival time is 10:30am, finish time approx 4:40pm. Studios, 1 Saunders St, Pyrmont. 12 years old and up. *All students must wear mufti clothing. Email and copy in more info and a risk Assessment.

AUS Students reach Grand Finals for FedEx Express ITC Asia Pacific (AP) Finals 6 Students representing Australia attended the AP finals for the FedEx / JA International Trade Challenge. Rainbow from North Sydney Girls was in the top 6 Asia Pacific teams in the AP Grand finals! Students received expense paid travel and an invaluable experience working with students from 10 countries! Contact for information on how your school/students can participate.

Over 120 apprenticeship courses are available for your students to choose from Taking up a fee-free apprenticeship is a clever move for students who are keen to work in the trades. And there are so many fee-free apprenticeship courses that students can explore and select from—over 120! To see the full list, to discover the top 20 apprenticeship courses, and to download a fee-free apprenticeship brochure, go to

Major in Cyber Security at MIT Sydney MIT Sydney is offering a Bachelor of Networking with a NEW Major in Cyber Security. The course is ACS accredited; enhancing degree recognition and job prospects. Study Cyber Security Principles, Ethical Hacking and Security Governance + get 400 hours of industry based project work. Successful Completion of HSC required. APPLY! UAC Code B Networking 570130. Contact Bridget Spinks


National Skills Week 2018 - Real Skills for Real Careers Shine a spotlight on VET in your school by taking part in National Skills Week from 27 August to 2 September. Visit the National Skills Week website: to get involved and celebrate vocational education and training.


New Biomedical Science degree Students in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science will now be able to tailor their degree towards a specialisation by completing a Sub Major in their final year. Options include Cellular Pathology, Microbiology and Host Responses or Biochemistry and Molecular Diagnostic. See our updated course guide:

Introduction to Actuarial Science The Australian National University is running a special version of its popular Introduction to Actuarial Science course for Year 11/12 students in Australia from Term 4 2018 to Term 1 2019. The course is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and is FREE for all students. For more information:

Online journalism units open to senior students Senior students may now study two subjects offered online by Jschool Journalism College. The units are JR101 Introduction to Journalism and JR100 Shorthand (speed writing - a great help with accurate and fast note-taking). The next course begins in December and finishes in early March, which should suit those between years 11 & 12 plus exiting students. Details:

See what it’s like: A day in the life: Sydney University Student

Rasha Fitzsimons

Careers Advisor / STJPIICC and Nirimba Precinct Co-ordinator