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Interesting Reads

The below links make for interesting reads from Australian Careers Service, Sydney Morning Herald and  seek: 

In demand Careers and Industries

Is your industry growing or shrinking?

A student’s take on what it was like finishing their high school education

4 things your resume must include this year       

Five tips to help year 12 students set better goals in the final year of school


Ms Katrina Smith and Ms Alexi Kayes

Career Advisors

Careers Events


UCAT & Undergraduate Pathways into Medicine Information Session

22 March | 6.30pm | Hornsby

Are you currently studying in Years 10, 11 or 12? Are you considering a career in medicine OR dentistry? If you have answered yes, then you may need to sit a compulsory entry exam known as UCAT (Undergraduate Clinical and Aptitude Test) before you can apply for certain universities. 

The National Institute of Education (NIE) is proud to present the free information seminar all about UCAT and the undergraduate pathways into medicine and some other health science programs.

Uncovering the UCAT – Newcastle

23 February | Newcastle

Unsure about changes in medical school admissions testing? Come decipher the shift from UMAT to UCAT for Australian med school admissions.

Find out more 

A Day in the Life of a Surgeon

9 March | UTS Sydney

MedView’s “A Day in the Life of a Surgeon” will cut through the fat and give you a gross-anatomical view of what it’s like to be a surgeon, and how to excise the relevant information to become one.

  • Understand the complex pathway on training to be a doctor, and ultimately a surgeon (including UCAT, Medical School and speciality training)
  • Learn basic Surgical and Suturing Techniques
  • Understand the human body with an Anatomy Masterclass
  • Hear from an inspiring Surgeon, and junior doctors from Queensland’s best hospitals.

Find out more 


Gap Year Help

Are you considering a gap year but don’t know what you’d like to do and need some help narrowing down your options, or giving you some ideas?

Then a database of resources could be a very handy tool.

Have a look at Go Overseas , they have  1,352 listings and over 7,200 reviews for you to explore.

Work Experience Opportunities

School Work Experience at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Taronga Zoo Sydney offers school work experience opportunities for students in Years 10 – 12 who are interested in pursuing a career in zoo keeping, animal care, tourism or zoo horticulture.

Places in Taronga’s work experience program are very competitive and applications for 2019 are now open. If you are interested in applying, speak to your school careers adviser who will liaise with Taronga on your behalf. To find out more about what work experience here would entail, or to download the application pack, click here.

Behind the Scenes Work Experience with SBS

An exciting opportunity for motivated Year 10 and Year 11 students to go behind the scenes and check out SBS’ operations, programmes, exclusive filming and live shoots for a one-week placement in 2019. You’ll spend time in their television and radio divisions as well as watch live recordings of popular shows such as World News, The Feed and meeting each of the hosts. You’ll also get the opportunity to go on location with a camera crew and journalists to interview famous individuals and work in state-of-the-art studios.

To find out more about how to apply (you’ll need to make a short video and upload it) and the dates you will need to be available for, click here.

Please note that there is currently no closing date. Applications are screened and placements will be closed once sufficient interest is received.

2019 Work Experience Program with the ABC

The ABC offers full-time and/or part-time placements with flexible starting dates in various areas such as Broadcasting/TV Production, Journalism, Radio, Technical Production/Sound Engineering, IT/Technology and Marketing/Audiences.

High School students are accepted in some locations and departments; however, priority is given to students studying a related discipline.

For an overview of the work experience opportunities that the ABC can offer, please refer to Work Experience Projects

To find out if you’re eligible to apply, which regions you could apply to, and details about the application process, click here.

Applications close at 11:55pm – 14 April 2019

Australia National University Observatory Work Experience

The Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the ANU offers a limited number of work experience places to Year 10, 11 and 12 students each year.  We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 work experience program – please bear in mind these positions are competitively sought after

You will have the opportunity to work on an astronomical project under the supervision of professional astronomers, learn computing skills, and attend departmental talks as well as have discussions about university courses available and potential career paths. Subject to weather conditions and staff availability participants are also usually invited to attend an evening stargazing session using the observatory’s outreach telescopes.

Local, interstate, and international students are invited to apply. However, students outside Canberra must organise and pay for their own travel and accommodation arrangements..



Number of positions available

Applications due

Students notified of outcome

May – July


15 March

31 March

August – October


15 June

30 June

November – January


15 September

30 September


For details about the application and referee report please click here.

Camps and Short Courses

Camp United Nations for Girls Sydney II 2019

12 October | Sydney

Celebrate United Nations Day of the Girls with us at Camp United Nations for Girls Sydney II 2019! Camp United Nations for Girls is a political leadership program that introduces girls ages 8-15 to international politics and the work of the United Nations.

The program begins with a lesson on the history of the United Nations and its purpose. This is followed by an explanation of the structure, leadership and the rules of procedure of the United Nations starting with the General Assembly and subsidiary organs. Participants learn about the specific work undertaken by the United Nations’ boards, commissions, committees, councils and panels and working groups. Prior to convening the General Assembly, each participant will be assigned a country and solve geopolitical challenges in regional work groups. When the General Assembly convenes, delegates will give speeches, negotiate with other delegates and caucus and propose resolutions along with amendments before finally voting. All activities will be guided by a camp counsellor in small working groups of delegates.

Camp United Nations for Girls is ideal for girls with an interest in politics. The delegate fee covers all program materials and meals. For additional information visit our website or    email for more  information.

Film Short Course

In February and March we have weekend introductory courses in Directing , Screenwriting , Documentary and Producing which will give you insight into key career paths in the screen industry and are open to students 16+. We also have skills-based two-day courses in Premiere Pro , Budgeting and Camera and Sound and online courses in Radio and Podcasting . Also just scheduled for April is John Collee’s one-day Writing for Hollywood , a great insight for all aspiring feature film writers.

Find out more here.

Night Sky Discovery – Macquarie Astronomical Observatory Sessions

The Association for Astronomy (in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at MQ) invites you to observe the cosmos with your own eyes at the Macquarie University Astronomical Observatory. View planets, moons, binary stars, star clusters, nebulae and bright galaxies through our professional maintained 12″ and 16″ in-dome telescopes. You will be guided by our experienced, passionate and knowledgeable astronomy staff, so definitely bring all your astronomy questions with you!

All are welcome, but minimum sales are required for a session to proceed, and capacity is limited to 40 people  so we recommend booking early. Sessions run from 8pm to 9.30pm during daylight savings time (Oct-Mar/Apr) and 7pm to 8.30pm for the remainder of the year.

Find out more and book here.