TVET courses can be studied in Year 11 and allow students the opportunity while still at school, to build the foundation skills required for work and further study whilst discovering talents and skills.  We have a group of girls in Years 11 and 12 studying various courses through TAFE.

Sarah has been studying Childcare Services at Meadowbank Tafe since Year 11.  Studying this course has allowed Sarah to gain a real insight into the Childcare industry.   After school Sarah could continue her studies through TAFE, there is also a pathway to complete the Bachelor of Education (0-5 years) through Charles Sturt University.

The past two years I have chosen to do a TAFE course called Child Care Studies. This course involves learning the basics of how to work with young children, usually newborns to five year olds. The aspects of this course that I enjoyed are working with the children and learning how to care for them and help them grow and develop. This course gives me the chance to experience one possible career path that I have been considering as a future career. 

-Sarah, Year 12


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Career Meetings – Keep Calm and See The Careers Advisor!

The Careers Office is open to all students in all years.  We are usually in the office before and after school and at recess and lunch.  Girls are most welcome to drop in but at times we can be busy with students, so the best thing to do is to send an email indicating your availability or drop in with your diary to schedule a time.  




Guest speakers from a range of universities and colleges have been invited to talk to our senior students as part of our Lunch time Career Forums.  Girls are encouraged to come along and learn about all the possible options and opportunities that are available so that informed choices can be made.

This week:

  • Representatives from The Australian Catholic University presented.

Coming up next week:

  • Monday May 9:   The University of Technology, Sydney
  • Tuesday May 10:  Macquarie  University
  • Thursday May 12:  Notre Dame University


Students in Years 10-12 – Two Careers ExpoS Coming Up …

 You’re Invited – Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview Career Expo and Presentation

9 May, 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Gartlan Centre from 5.00pm – 7.00pm.   

From 7.00pm to 8.00pm  OIU professionals will be presenting on the following topics:

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)                           
  • Business (Finance, Law, Sales & Marketing, Communication)         

The Expo will bring together exhibitors and experienced professionals from universities, private providers and TAFE under one roof.  Students and parents can meet exhibitors and discuss their future study options.


You’re Invited – Knox Grammar School Careers Night

16  May, 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Knox Great Hall, Woodville Ave, Knox Senior School

The night is open to local students and their parents. It will provide the opportunity to speak to representatives from universities, TAFE and private colleges.




Applications for the Business Cadetships Program run by Professional Cadetships Australia close on 11 May. Year 12 students apply online    for cadetship placement at UBS.

Students who intend to apply are reminded that both their Application Form and School Assessment are due on 11 May so it is advisable to speak to your Careers Adviser well in advance about your School Assessment.

Applications for the Engineering & Technology Cadetships (ETCAD) Program open on 26 April. Watch MHS Careers for details of this Program.  



Year 10 Subject Selection

The official word is that you should take the subjects that reflect your interests and abilities.  Later in the term Year 10 will begin the information and decision making process of subject selection.  Universities also run parent information sessions throughout the year, which you may like to consider attending.


Coming up:


10 May, 18 May 2016 – 6:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW Kensington

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).


University of Sydney: Year 10 Information Evenings

The evenings are designed to help Year 10 students (and their parents) choose subjects for the HSC and navigate through the process of applying to university.

The 2016 Year 10 Information Evenings will be held on Monday 16 May, Wednesday 18 May and Monday 23 May.

Topics include:

  • ATAR, scaling, prerequisites and assumed knowledge
  • subject selections
  • career pathways
  • the student journey to university.

Time:   6-8pm
Venue:   The University of Sydney. Venue information will be provided to registered attendees.

  Study in Victoria

Senior students and parents are invited to learn about the application processes and study options available in Victoria. Presentations will be given by the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

Wednesday 1 June 2016, 6.15 pm arrival for 6.30 pm start

(6.30-7.00pm: University of Melbourne presentation; 7.00-7.30pm: VTAC presentation; 7.30-8.00pm: University of Melbourne Q&A). 

Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College, O’Regan Arts and Cultural Common Theatre, 128 Miller Street North Sydney NSW 2060.

RSVP is essential at:



Canberra: 5  July 2016

North Sydney: 8 July 2016

Strathfield: 6 July 2016

An opportunity for Year 10, 11 or 12 students to experience university life by living a day as a student studying arts, business education, health or theology.


UTS: Law Undergraduate Information Evening

22  June 2016, 6pm to 8pm, UTS Building 5, Block B, Cnr Quay St and Ultimo Rd, Haymarket

The event is directed at students in years 11 and 12, who are interested in studying law. The evening will include information on various degree options, practice-oriented learning, entry pathways, student life and one-on-one consultations with staff and students.



17  May 2016, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Haymarket

This event is for students in Years 11 and 12 and their parents and teachers. There will be information on the Bachelor of Accounting course and the opportunity to meet current students, sponsors and staff.


Women in Trades Video Channel at SkillsOne

This online series of videos illustrates the range of trades that women are involved in around Australia.


  Northern Sydney Institute Open Day

20  August 2016, 10am to 3pm, St Leonards Campus
Open day will provide the opportunity for prospective students to learn about the different courses offered and talk to teachers about the industry areas.



View the personal stories of more than 120 Australian Apprenticeship Ambassadors who have found a career and success through completing an Australian Apprenticeship.


 Nida Open Day

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of the school that trained some of Australia’s greatest actors, directors, writers, designers, costume and props creators and screen and stage professionals?

On Saturday 14 May from 11am, the National Institute of Dramatic Art will open its doors so that you can find out more about everything the centre has to offer through classes, demonstrations and presentations by current students, alumni and staff.


 Architecture on Show Surry Hills

28 May . 2.00pm to 3.00pm

405 Crown St, Surry Hills

Planning a career in architecture.  Purchase tickets to Architect and Builder Relationship Show here.


 Academy of Film, Theatre and Television Open Day

14 May 2016, 9:30am to 2:30pm, 41 Holt St, Surry Hills

The open day will include campus tours, watch student films, speak to current students, an opportunity to find out about the tutors and information on VET FEE-HELP. To register attendance, follow the link below.



Mrs Carmel Donnan

Careers Advisers