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 Study Work Grow (formerly known as MHSCareers)

This is free for all parents and students to access.

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Step 3 – enter your school code – LRNH19

Step 4 – complete your sign up and start exploring


Job Jump

Students simply go to the following website: click on the “I’m New” purple button. Enter your school based email and the school’s password is: lnh


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Females in the Trade Sector

What are Soft Skills and why do you need to know about them?

(Source: Study Work Grow)

Why your soft skills matter?

When you apply for a job you know you’ll need to have the right qualifications and technical skills, they’re the hard skills, the absolutes for each specific job. Soft skills are your personal attributes, the things that will enable you to function well in your role, work well in a team, interact with other people and basically make you shine in your job.     

Why do employers like them ?

Imagine you’re an employer – you’ve got two employees with the exact same qualifications and technical skills. One of them is positive, adaptable, a great team player and always receives good feedback from customers and colleagues. There is nothing wrong with the second person’s skills and ability to get the job done, but they never go the extra mile.

You have to let one employee go…. who would you choose to keep?  

Soft skills go beyond what you’ve learnt at school or university, they’re the things that are not generally taught, but are really important in creating a well-rounded employee.

Things like: common sense, initiative, the ability to deal with people, a positive attitude and being adaptable.

Let’s face it, many ‘hard skills’ are rapidly being replaced by robots, which makes your ‘soft skills’ more valuable than ever.

Who needs Soft Skills?  

Everyone. That’s the short answer. Lots of recent reports indicate that the majority of employers view soft skills as more important  than academic qualifications. Whether you’re academically gifted, or more of a hands-on type of person, working on your soft skills is something that you should put to the top of your priority list and never stop working on. 

Top 7 Soft Skills for 2019

  • Communication skills
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Leadership
  • Positive Attitude 
  • Collaboration 
  • Work Ethic
  • Emotional Intelligence 


Ms Katrina Smith & Ms Alexi Kayes

Career Advisors


Scholarship Information

 Scholarships for Medicine

Bonded Medical Places Scheme

Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS)

John Flynn Placement Program

Medshop Australia Student Scholarship Program

Medical Insurance Group Australia – elective grants program

Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS)

Support for Rural Specialists in Australia Funding

General Practice Rural Incentives Program

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (awards and prizes)

Cowra Country Women’s Association Medical Education Grant

Rural Resident Medical Cadetship

Bush Bursary/CWA Scholarship

HETI GP in Psychiatric Medicine Scholarships

University Information

 UAC – Facebook demonstration on applying

UAC’s application portal is opening very soon on the 3 April, therefore UAC will be hosting a Facebook Live demonstration of an undergraduate application including School Recommendation Scheme (SES) and Educational Access Scheme (EAS) applications.

The demo took place today –  Friday the 29th at 12:30pm. The link below allows students to see the details of the live demo and the video is recorded and will remain on the UAC Facebook page as a public video for anyone to access. 

Australian National University (ANU)

Interested in ANU? You may like to sign up for the ANU Virtual Open Day.

This will allow students to view online any information that would usually be available at an Open Day event, including:

  • Life on Campus
  • Accommodation
  • Program and course information
  • Scholarships
  • Support Services
  • Webinars on the application process

More information will be added regularly.

Students may also like to visit the ANU for a campus tour; bookings can be made online.

Students and their families are welcome to contact ANU’s future students team for further information about the university, or you can phone 1800 620 032 or fill in an enquiry form


Macquarie in a day is designed to help Year 11 and Year 12 students experience what studying on campus might be like.

Students can choose their preferred day to attend, favourite subject stream and what facilities on the campus they would like to see up-close and personal.

This is a great opportunity to see what university life is all about, sample some relevant classes and ask questions of academics, current students, and Macquarie’s future students team

Places are limited, so register here.

Bond University Medical Program

The Bond University Medical Program is comprised of two sequential degrees:

  • Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt)
  •  Doctor of Medicine (MD)

The Medical Program is designed to equip graduates with the foundational knowledge, skills and attributes required to safely and effectively practise medicine in today’s complex healthcare environment. With small class sizes, students learn in a highly personalised environment with state-of-the-art equipment.

Find out more

CSU Explore Days

Choose the campus you are interested in to see upcoming dates from April via the link.

Rural Health Careers Forum – For Year 10, 11 & 12 students

The forum, to be held at Pymble Ladies’ College at 5pm on Wednesday 22 May, will provide students the opportunity to:

  • Speak one-on-one with health students, recent graduates and health professionals about their journeys;
  • Participate in hands-on activities run by health students to give an insight into a day in the life of a health professional;
  • Attend an information session with an interactive Q&A session; and
  • Talk to universities and rural workforce agencies about study and career opportunities.

To register click here

James Cook University (JCU) | Careers in Health Webinar

Monday 13 May | 4.00pm – 5.00pm | Online

Join Professor Richard Murray, Dean of JCU College of Medicine and Dentistry, for a webinar on the range of careers available in the healthcare sector. This webinar will cover Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Speech Pathology, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, and more!

Register here

UNSW Sydney

New Programs:

  • Double Law (426000)
  • Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Media (Screen & Sound Production)/Bachelor of Arts (422721)
  • Bachelor of Media (Public Relations and Advertising)/Bachelor of Arts (422711)
  • Bachelor of Media (Screen & Sound Production)/Bachelor of Arts (422721)
  • Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (BPPE) (422310)

UTS Bachelor of Accounting Co-op Scholarship – Info Evening

Tuesday 14 May | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEST

Come along to our Information Evening and meet current students, graduates, sponsors, and staff of this elite program.

Closing date for Round 1 applications: Friday 7 June 2019.

Visit the UTS site for more information about the program and important dates.

Register here 

Discover Midwifery @ UTS

Wednesday 17 April | 5.30pm | UTS Sydney

Considering life as a registered midwife? Determine if midwifery is the right career for you as you pick the brains of an expert academic and tour our state-of-the-art clinical facilities with current students.

Register here. 

Find out more

UNSW | Law Admission Test Information Evening

Thursday 9 May | 6.30pm – 8.30pm | UNSW Kensington Campus

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.

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UTS | Galuwa Engineering and IT Experience

Monday 15 – Friday 19 July | UTS Sydney

A week-long program for Indigenous high school students to discover the opportunities that studying engineering or information technology can provide. Galuwa means ‘to climb’ in the Gadigal language, and that’s exactly what we want Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students to do. The 5-day program attracts students who are interested in the fields of engineering or IT, as well as those who have an aptitude for maths, creative thinking and problem solving and are unsure of which career path to follow. The free program features interactive hands-on workshops, site visits with industry partners, cultural activities, information about career paths and lunch. Participants also hear inspirational talks from students, cadets and professionals. 

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USA College Fair

This fair at Redlands, gives Australian students an under­standing of what makes an undergraduate degree in the USA unique, as well as showcase the wide range of options available.

When:  Monday, 6 May from 5.30-7.30pm

Where: Redlands Hall

There is an incredible line-up of over 20 US universities. The full list can be found here, along with registration details.

Student Opportunities |Work Experience

Experience It! at UoW – Engineering Immersion for Female Students Years 7-10 – Friday 5 July 2019

Engineering is simply the practical application of Maths and Science. Engineers imagine, create & continuously improve on ways that make the world a safer, better place to live. Come to: Experience It at University of Wollongong. Bursaries available for travel & accommodation for students more than 120kms away.

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Want to study Engineering, Computing or Project Management at the University of Sydney?

Join the University of Sydney for their live webinar series and  meet leading academics and current students from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies. Find out about their professionally accredited undergraduate degrees, majors, scholarships, industry placement opportunities and what studying at the University of Sydney is like.

Webinar details

Bachelor of Advanced Computing
15 April, 6 – 7pm

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Biomolecular)
16 April, 6 – 7pm

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor of Engineering (Software)
17 April, 6 – 7pm

General Engineering and Computer Science at Sydney
17 April, 7 – 8pm

Register via the link .

Click here for  more information.

Applications Open: Year 10 Work Experience (Chemical Engineering) at Sydney

Applications will close on Monday 1 April at 9am, outcomes announced 5 April.

6–10 May

2-6 September

The Faculty of Engineering and IT offers work experience placements for Year 10 students interested in chemical engineering. Students are teamed up with an academic or PhD student to work on a week-long project.

Find out more