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Upcoming Careers Lunchtime Speakers at School in Term 2:

University of New England

Monday 20 May

Bond University (Gold Coast)

Tuesday 4 June


Thursday 13 June

Macquarie University

Friday 14 June


Monday 17 June


Tuesday 18 June

Western Sydney

Friday 21 June

University of Sydney

Monday 24 June


Year 10 Reminder

Morrisby Online Vocational assessments to be completed at home as soon as possible – if you are unsure or need further information please contact Careers.

To commence the assessment visit the website .


Why go to university-based days? Attend Open Days?

Immersing yourself in programs run at university and other higher education institutions can be beneficial and help you to find your future path.

Isabella Stewart, a Year 11 student recently attended the Macquarie-in-a-Day experience and below is a review of what she thought.

“Macquarie-in-a-Day is a fantastic way to experience what it could be like for you, as a student at Macquarie University. Despite what I thought, the day was nothing like what you may experience at an Open Day where you are talked to about a million different things. The first hour or two of the day consisted of a great presentation from two Psychology students who told us all about their exchange experiences and overall involvement so far at Macquarie, as well as ways to get into university and apply for scholarships – with some wild karaoke on the side! Throughout the day we were split into different streams (chosen upon registration). I took part in the Medicine and Health stream, were I was told about the undergraduate course structure and postgraduate option and shown various learning areas such as the Macquarie Hospital, Simulation Labs, Physiotherapy Practical Gyms and more, with a few Kahoot Quizzes along the way. After this I was able to really experience student life in the common area where there are endless possibilities for lunch and a tour of the campus including student spaces for study, the library, the gymnasium, pool and more. I would highly recommend current Year 10 and Year 11 students to sign up for next year to experience Macquarie-in-a-Day.”


Interesting Reads:


Ms Alexi Kayes and Ms Katrina Smith

Careers Advisors


Open Days, University Information & Information Sessions

UAC applications for Year 12

Students may be in the process of applying for courses via UAC. Please note that many university courses for first semester 2020 intake are not yet open. As a result, not all university courses are available on the UAC website. Careers will notify your daughter once all UAC courses are uploaded to their website.

UNSW Sydney 2020 Co-op Program

UNSW Coop Program has slightly changed for 2020, please see below for dates, events and the changes.


Wednesday 1 May 2019 – Co-op Program applications open online
Wednesday 29 May 2019 – Create Your Career Evening (see information below)
Friday 30 August 2019 – Co-op “video snapshot” invitations sent to registered students
Monday 30 September 2019 – Co-op Program Applications close

New for 2020

All Co-op Program Scholarship applicants need to complete a 2-minute video snapshot to help us get to know them better. In the snapshot the student will introduce themselves and tell us something interesting, unusual, unique or different about themselves to expand on their written application. For further info see the Co-op Apply page

The Co-op Program scholarship is increasing to $19,600 p.a. for 4 years from 2020. Scholars undertaking a 5-year Engineering Co-op program also have the chance to compete for a 5th year Honours scholarship.

Students can call into the Careers office to pick up the 2020 Co-op Program brochure. Prospective Co-op applicants can also access the registration and application tutorials at any time

UNSW Create Your Career Evening

To help start to shape your students career and the study pathway that will get them there, the UNSW Co-op Program has assembled a line-up of Industry Leaders in key sectors at our Create Your Career sessions

Time:  6:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Colombo Theatres – UNSW Sydney, Kensington 2052

Register here

Rural Health Forum

Wednesday May 22  |   5pm – 8pm |  Pymble Ladies College

If you are interested in a career in health care, come along and learn what a rural health career can offer you.

You’ll have the unique opportunity to speak one-on-one with health professionals about their career pathways and day-to-day work. You’ll also be able to explore your study options with current university staff and students.

For more information: Register here

Go behind the scenes at the Intercontinental hotel: INTERCONTINENTAL INSIGHTS

Saturday | 6th July 2019 | 9am – 3pm | Intercontinental Hotel (117 Macquarie Street (Fort Macquarie Room))

Brought to you by The Hotel School Sydney

Register Here

Athletic Pathways to the US – Sydney

Monday May 27 | 6pm – 8pm | Sydney Cricket Ground

Are you knocking on the door of a State team or already an established athlete? The best reward for all those hours of training is a US Sport Scholarship! Learn how you could be studying and competing on the world stage at this seminar with Head of Crimson Athletics, Tessa Berger.

Book here for FREE as a Study Work Grow member – US Sport Scholarship Night – May 27

Australian College of Applied Psychology | Online Info Sessions

15 and 16 May | 7.00pm – 8.00pm | Online

Interested in studying social work, psychology, criminology or counselling?

  • Learn how ACAP can help you to change lives and make a difference!
  • Meet ACAP staff, academics and current students.
  • Discover the courses we offer, flexible learning options and the benefits of studying at ACAP.

Find out more and register


The University Clinical Aptitude Test is a compulsory test that you’ll have to sit in order to apply for some degrees in the fields of medicine or dentistry.

If you’re thinking of applying to uni in 2020 for a degree in one of those fields, you should check their entry requirements to see if the UCAT is necessary for you to sit.

Registrations close on 17 May and the tests are taken between 1 and 31 July 2019.

It costs $298 to sit the test ($198 concession fee but you only have until 10 May to register for concession prices).

To see which universities require the UCAT ANZ test for applications, to register, or find out more, click here.

UTS STEM Year 12 Information session

Hear from UTS students and academics about IT and engineering undergraduate courses.

13 June 2019 | 4.30pm -8pm | UTS

For more info and to register click here

UTS | Co-op scholarships open

Round 1 applications for UTS co-op scholarship programs – the Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Information Technology are now open.  

Key Dates

14 May 2019 Bachelor of Accounting Co-op Scholarship info evening
7 June 2019 B Accounting Co-op Scholarship first round interviews close
8 September 2019 B Information Technology Co-op Scholarship closes 

UTS Information Evenings

15 May 2019 Meet The Journalist Series: Sandra Sully
13 June 2019 Faculty of Engineering and IT Year 12 info evening
27 June 2019 Law undergraduate information evening
31 August 2019 UTS Open Day 

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School | Info Session, Sydney

Saturday 27 July | 2.00pm – 4.30pm | Shangri-La Hotel

Meet current students and alumni who are achieving success in the booming hospitality industry.

Behind the scenes hotel tour. Take a look behind the scenes tour of a large-scale hotel and see what goes into running a successful property.

Learn about degrees in hotel and event management. Ask questions, hear about our industry focused degrees, and how you will study in a real hotel.

Find out more and register

UOW College Information Evening – Wollongong

Thursday 16 May | 5.30pm | UOW College, Wollongong

Are you thinking about applying to UOW College? Do you have an offer to study at UOW College already, but still have questions? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. We have pathway programs to get you into University of Wollongong and vocational courses in Nursing and Fitness to get you job ready and set you up for the future. Come along to our information evening, meet with staff and students and find about courses offered and more at our Wollongong campus.

Find out more and register 

Flinders University – Early Entry program – UniTEST

Flinders Early Entry program has opened.

For more information click here

University of Sydney | Scholarships Information Evening

Tuesday 30 July | 6.00pm – 7.30pm | University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus

Join us at this event to find out about the range of scholarships available and hear tips to create a successful application. Our current students and staff will also be on hand to answer any further questions you may have.

Find out more and register

University of Sydney | Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Year 11 & 12 Information Evening

This will be an excellent opportunity for students interested to hear from and meet heads of school, faculty staff, current students and industry speakers. Students will discover our degree offerings, scholarships available, entry requirements and our embedded industry immersion/placement program. 

Event Details 

  • When: Wednesday 5 June
  • Where: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney
  • Time: 6pm (for a 6:15pm start) – 8pm
  • Format: formal presentations, industry speakers, Q&A panel, networking
  • Register Here  (registration essential)

Western Sydney University | HSC Enrichment Day – Geography and Society & Culture

Friday 23 August | 9.00am – 3.30pm | Western Sydney University, Kingswood Campus

HSC Enrichment Day educates students in key areas of the HSC syllabus, curriculum development and examination techniques. Hosted by our academics alongside highly experienced HSC teachers, students will be taught how to best use materials and prepare for their HSC exams.

This event is aimed at students who are interested in pursuing further studies in the areas of Geography and Society & Culture.

Students will also have the option to sit a 60 minute exam with the unique opportunity to secure an early offer into one of our Geography or Society & Culture related degrees.

Find out more and register your interest 

Business Cadetship applications close soon

For Year 12 students who wish to enter the business world, why wait until you finish university to start your career? Apply for a cadetship under the Business Cadetships Program.

Business Cadets combine study at the university of their choice with paid work at UBS in Sydney, a top-ranking global bank. Cadets may choose from a wide range of degrees, including economics, commerce, the humanities, mathematics and computer science & technology. Under the Business Cadetships Program, UBS will continue to place cadets across the firm. In addition, as part of the Program, the bank intends placing cadets in UBS Group Technology.

By studying and working at a leading company from the start of university, cadets earn a competitive advantage over students who delay work until after university. Only current Year 12 students can apply so this is your one and only chance to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity!

Applications for the Business Cadetships Program are currently open and close on 15 May 2019.

By this date, both your Application Form and School Assessment are due in.

Find out more and register 

ACU | Community Achiever Program (CAP)

The CAP offers future ACU students who are active in their community early entry to their undergraduate course of choice. It also provides opportunities to enhance leadership and volunteering skills.

Anyone applying for an undergraduate bachelor course at ACU, with a demonstrated history of regular volunteering experience from an approved category, is eligible.

Closing dates for applications vary by campus location:

Brisbane – Tuesday 30 July 2019
Melbourne – Wednesday 14 August 2019
Ballarat – Wednesday 28 August 2019
North Sydney – Tuesday 3 September 2019
Canberra – Tuesday 3 September 2019
Strathfield – Tuesday 10 September 2019

Find out more and apply

Life as a First Year Apprentice

Are you thinking about doing an apprenticeship? You might be interested in a few tips about what to expect when you first start.

Read more in this interesting  article  about starting out as an apprentice.

Larapinta Challenge 2019

Have an adventure and raise money to support the Starlight Foundation’s Healthier Futures Initiative, for the health and well-being of kids in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.

Between the 23-29 September 2019, you could trek 60kms of the iconic Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory.

Find out more about what’s involved and how to register on the  website.