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  • To help with this process, Study Work Grow have created a ‘How To’ guide to show you step-by-step how to register.
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Interesting Reads

Here are some interesting reads, from The Conversation and World Economic Forum, regarding the future of work and graduate employment, plus ideas around careers from

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Young Endeavour Youth Scheme

The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme is an exciting experience for young Australians aged 16-23 to develop skills for life. Their program builds self awareness, develops teamwork and leadership skills, and fosters a strong sense of community responsibility.

Applications are open here.

Voyage fees and conditions will apply to successful applicants. Potential applicants should apply now for the best chance of being drawn for a voyage.

Professional Cadetships Australia (PCA)

PCA provides the opportunity for Year 12 students to apply for a cadetship with leading companies. The cadetship provides cadets with paid employment while undertaking university study.

There are two cadetship programs:

  • The Business Cadetships – Applications are made online and open on 4 March 2019 and close 15 May 2019.
  • The Engineering & Technology Cadetships – Open on 29 April 2019.

Year 12 students can visit their website here.

Save the date for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand ‘Career Kickstarter – Business & Accounting’ is back for Year 12 school students.  It is coming to Sydney on Thursday 30 May. Here is what Year 12 students will learn:

  •       Work experience and scholarship opportunities
  •       Industry presentations
  •       Information on future of work
  •       Competitions and prices

Registrations will open in the coming weeks and more information will be posted as it becomes available.

Changing Lives with Science | April

16 April | 5.30pm | Australian Academy of Science, Canberra

Electronic skin might sound futuristic, but Australian scientists are making this cyborg-like tech a reality. These scientists and a Melbourne-based company are merging this science, innovation and industry to improve human health.

NIDA Open Day

15 June 2019 | NIDA, Kensington

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)!

Register to attend

Find out more.

ACU – Experience Uni before you start

July 9 | ACU Strathfield Campus

July 11 | ACU North Sydney Campus

At our events for future students, we’ll show you around your local ACU campus, introduce you to current staff and students, and answer any questions about your degree.

Find out more here.

NIDA Young Actors Residency

Develop and extend your acting skills within a highly motivated group. Work with industry experts and NIDA tutors in an intensive Residency course exploring core acting techniques and their application to a variety of material.

Week 1: Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July 10:00am–5:00pm

Week 2: Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July 10:00am–5:00pm

Application fee: $123.50

Early bird fee: $1,111.50 (includes $123.50 application fee)

Full fee: $1,235 (includes $123.50 application fee)

NIDA Young Musical Theatre Residency

Develop your performance skills in this intensive program for committed young artists as you collaborate with NIDA tutors to meet the demands of musical theatre performance.

Week 1: Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July 10:00am–5:00pm

Week two: Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July 10:00am–5:00pm

Application fee: $141

Early bird fee: $1,269 (includes $141 application fee)

Full fee: $1,410 (includes $141 application fee)

University – Early Entry Programs

ACU – Community Achiever Program (CAP)

Move forward by giving back. Our Community Achiever Program (CAP) is open to people who volunteer for local community, social justice, sporting or cultural causes. In return, you’ll gain early entry and tap into leadership and development opportunities.

OPEN DATE May 2019

CUT OFF DATE End of July 2019

NOTIFICATION DATE End of August 2019

Apply here.

ANU – Early Conditional Offers

ANU could make you an early or priority offer of admission based on your Selection Ranks, if you are a talented student, or have varied life experiences. Early offers are open to students from all backgrounds, from every town and city of Australia. 

OPEN DATE: 4 March 2019

CUT OFF DATE: 31 May 2019

NOTIFICATION DATE: August 2019 (Conditional Offer)

Application Criteria

– Co-curricular or service requirement – Academic requirements

– Yr 11 results for conditional offer

– Yr 12 (ATAR/OP) results for final offer

– Pre-requisites or portfolios applicable to chosen course

Apply here

Early Admission at UOW

University of Wollongong’s early offer program for Year 12 students.

The results you’ve got so far will be assessed and can reward you with an early offer for your chosen degree (or degrees) before you sit your first exam.

You’re eligible to apply if you are completing your final year at an Australian high school.

OPEN DATE: 1 August 2019

CUT OFF DATE: 30 August 2019

NOTIFICATION DATE: Before your exams

Assessment Criteria

– Current academic performance

– Personal traits and skills

Apply here

HSC True Reward at WSU

HSC True Reward is Western Sydney University early offer program.

Get an early offer into a university degree based on your HSC results and corresponding HSC subject band outcomes, not your overall ATAR.

Check our website regularly for the dates.

Apply here

Macquarie University GLEP

Global Leadership Entry Program (GLEP)

For students who are kicking goals at school and making a positive change in your community through leadership and service.

Fill out an expression of interest form, and check the website as details are updated (early 2019) for 2020 applications.

Apply here

Notre Dame’s Early Offer Program

Are you a high-achieving Year 12 student who wants to study at a leading Australian university? Do you want to get a head start on your future? If so, you may be the ideal candidate for the University of Notre Dame’s Early Offer Program.

This exclusive program is open to Year 12 students who have demonstrated academic excellence and/or are making a significant contribution to their school or community.

OPEN DATE :Once you’ve received your Semester 1 Year 12 results

CUT OFF DATE: End of August 2019

NOTIFICATION DATE: End of September 2019

Assessment Criteria

– An application form completed by yourself and your school

– A personal statement of 300 words

– Year 11 school reports

– Year 12 Semester 1 reports

– Any other supporting documentation such as awards and certificates

It’s free to apply. Apply here

UNE Early Entry

UNE’s Early Entry recognises that your story is not best told by a number and ensures that you have the best opportunity to go to university.

OPEN DATE: Open now

CUT OFF DATE: 27 September 2019

NOTIFICATION DATE: Early November 2019

Assessment Criteria

Early Entry relies on your school’s assessment of your attributes and abilities to determine your suitability for entry to university.

Application is free. Apply here

UON Early Offer Program

The University of Newcastle’s Year 12 Subject Spotlight is where your ATAR doesn’t define who you are – it is your unique passions, abilities and ambitions that matter.

The Year 12 Subject Spotlight program rewards you with an early offer for your hard work and strong results in one or more subjects related to your degree. So, you can take some of the stress out of your final school exams, knowing your ATAR isn’t all that matters. There is no separate application for the program – simply apply through UAC and have UON listed as your first preference to qualify.

OPEN DATE: 9am on 3 April 2019 (UAC admissions open)

CUT OFF DATE: TBC (as per UAC schedule)

NOTIFICATION DATE: TBC (as per UAC schedule)

Assessment Criteria

Year 12 Subject Spotlight program rewards you with an early offer for your hard work and strong results in one or more subjects related to your degree.

Apply here

Work Experience Opportunities

A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force

Get the opportunity to experience what a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force could be like.

Have a year full of adventure, make new friends, gain 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.

Find out more or sign up for information about 2020 places here.

Defence Work Experience – 2019

There are lots of Defence Work Experience programs available all across Australia this year.

If there’s a program you’re interested in, but it’s not nearby, then it may be worth the effort to get there – not only is work experience with Defence a great way to get an insight into a career that comes with a cast-iron (and long-term) time commitment, doing work experience with them can help your application.

Find the full list here.


Applications open: Monday 29 April 2019

Applications close: Monday 27 May 2019

Questacon is Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre. We strive to promote greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community and we’re committed to making that experience fun, interactive, and relevant.

We are seeking school students looking to gain work experience in a number of industries including science, technology, engineering, tourism or museum sectors and retail. Our work experience program covers a variety of work areas at Questacon.

To be eligible, students must be in Years 10, 11 or 12 only and be participating in a school-sponsored work experience program.

Find out more.

NIDA Work Experience | Applications Close

Are you interested in a career in the performing arts?

Apply now!

NIDA offers courses in a wide variety of professions that are involved in the theatre, film and TV.

Our work experience program offers interested Years 10 and 11 students the chance to spend a week with us at NIDA to observe and, where possible, participate in classes.

We have 3 periods in which we accept work experience students:

  • mid-February
  • mid-June (non- acting career program only), and
  • October – November (non- acting career program only)

Our programs will not only give you a taste of what it’s like to study at NIDA but also an opportunity to see what skills and tasks the career you are thinking about involves.

NIDA Work Experience is open to school students in Years 10 or 11 who have:

  • an interest in the performing arts
  • completed the online application form for NIDA Work Experience
  • a letter of support from their school
  • the ability to attend a week at NIDA between February and June

Should you have any further queries, please contact the Work Experience Coordinator using the contact form.

Application Dates

February – March 30th 2019

Find out more.