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Leaders and Achievers Update – Macquarie University

Thank you to everyone who has  promoted this scheme to their students. We’ve received an overwhelming response with a large amount of students applying in time to be considered for the first offer round in August.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 26 August 2019

Every effort will be made to assess all applications in time for the September offer round (12 September). However, if there is a large volume of applicants on the last day or two, submissions received in the lead up to the closing date may only be processed in time for the October offer round (3 October). Please advise students to complete and submit their applications as soon as possible so that they can participate in both remaining offer rounds.

Preference closing dates

Preference closing dates are not to be confused with application deadlines. Close of preference dates are the deadlines for students to lock in their preferences before an offer round. 

Students who list an education course as a preference

These students must complete a short survey before they are considered for an offer to an education degree. A pop up message will appear when they choose an education course directing them to this survey.

To apply, please click here.

Early Offers from Higher Educational Institutions

Early offer closing dates 2019

If you’re interested in applying to Uni and receiving a conditional offer* before you’ve sat your exams, then there’s still chance to apply to some of the early offer schemes around Australia.

* A “conditional offer” means it’s based on your predicted ATAR score. It’s not guaranteed, you’ll have to achieve your predicted or higher score to be able to accept the offer. Most offers from Uni, but not all, are issued on this proviso.

If you know where you want to study and what you want to do, then you could save yourself some stress by knowing you already have an offer in the pipeline and an application in. Then you can knuckle down to getting the best ATAR you possibly can.

Here are the closing dates:

Australian Catholic University’s  Community Achiever Program (CAP)  closing dates for each campus are:

  • Ballarat – Wednesday 28 August
  • North Sydney – Tuesday 3 September
  • Strathfield – Tuesday 10 September


La Trobe’s  ASPIRE  program application closing date is : 31 August 2019.

Macquarie Uni’s  Leaders and Achievers early entry scheme closes : Monday 26 August 2019.

Torrens Uni Early Entry Program for QLD & NSW students apply  before September 27, 2019

University of New England Early Entry applications close: Friday 27 September 2019.

University of Sydney  Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme  Applications for E12 (Equity) close on 30 September 2019. 

University of Wollongong’s  Early Admission Program applications open 1 August and close 30 August 2019. 

Western Sydney University HSC True Reward 

Not all Institutions have a program that you can apply to directly, but some have the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) which you can apply through via UAC. The closing date for SRS through UAC is Monday 30 September 2019. Participating institutions include:

Open Days & Info Sessions

 The Study Work Grow Open Day Guide 2019 has lots of useful information and many of the open day dates in August and September

Defence Force Information Sessions – NSW – August

August 5

Wollongong Women in Defence Information Session
Monday | 6.30pm | Wollongong Defence Force Recruiting Centre

August 6

Sydney Army Reserve Information Session
Tuesday | 6.30pm | Sydney Defence Force Recruiting Centre

August 15

Sydney Navy Careers Information Session
Thursday | 6.30pm | Sydney Defence Force Recruiting Centre

August 19

Sydney Defence Force Careers Information Session
Monday | 6.30pm | Sydney Defence Force Recruiting Centre

August 20

Sydney Pathways Information Session
Tuesday | 6.30pm | Sydney Defence Force Recruiting Centre

August 26

Women in Defence Information Session
Monday | 6.30pm | Sydney Defence Force Recruiting Centre

Other regional NSW sessions also available.

iCanMed Free Parent Seminar: Guide to Med School Entry

18 August 2019, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The University of Notre Dame, Sydney

This parents-only seminar is a 2.5-hour session that covers all aspects of medical and dental entry (especially UCAT, interview, medical applications, and the academic challenges of Year 12), as well as a quick overview of medicine as a profession.

Find out more

MedEntry Online UCAT Preparation Course

MedEntry is a company that offers a comprehensive online UCAT preparation course. Through their online learning platform you will have access to hundreds of resources, including ten full-length practise exams.

Being fully online gives you the flexibility to study for the UCAT from anywhere at anytime.

They also have a MedEntry Smartphone App, allowing you to study on-the-go.

Find out more

Simulated UCAT Day Workshops

Are you in year 10, 11 or 12 and considering career in medicine or dentistry? You may benefit from attending one of NIE’s Simulated UCAT Day Workshops.

The events will be conducted by the National Institute of Education in partnership with UCAT Preparation Australia, MICAS (Medical Interviews and Career Advise Services) and PTTI (Pro Training Tutorial Institute).

The workshop is designed to cover fundamental techniques in navigating all five sections of the UCAT test. Students will spend the day with one of NIE’s specialist teachers in the field and will be able ask questions and address any concerns they may have about the test. Students will also be able to undertake a practice test, and receive an introduction to UCAT Medical Interviews.

See a full list of dates and locations, and enrol here

WEP Student Exchange Online Info Session

25 September 2019, 6:00 pm


Imagine making friends from all over the world, learning about yourself and the world around you and seeing sights you could only dream of!

Find out more about your high school student exchange options at WEP’s info session.

Find out more

2020 Business Administration Traineeship Intake

Blacktown City Council has opened applications for their 2020 Business Administration Traineeship Intake. The 12 month traineeship combines work experience with Blacktown City Council and TAFE training, and successful trainees will receive a Certificate III in Business Administration (or equivalent) upon completion.

They are currently seeking 9 trainees to work in the following areas:

  • Blacktown City Information Centre
  • Building and Engineering
  • Civil Asset Maintenance
  • Community Development
  • Development Services Unit
  • Events and Sister Cities
  • Key Venues
  • Open Space Maintenance
  • Property

If you are interested, you can find out more and apply  here.

Work Experience

Work Experience at AIE

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) runs a Work Experience Program for students in years 10 to 12 throughout the year. Students can undertake work experience at their campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide.

The AIE Work Experience Program is a great way to gain insight into the career opportunities available in interactive media and digital industries. The program runs for a full week and allows students to participate in a variety of activities, including 3D animation, programming, QA testing and much more.

There is always plenty of interest in the AIE Work Experience Program, so make sure you register here so you don’t miss out.

Find out more and register here

US/UK application support – Crimson Education

Wednesday 28 August 

Northside Conference Centre

Many students try to start their overseas application during a busy Year 12. With a steady stream of exams, many students simply don’t have time to put together every element of their US or UK application. This event is designed for students in Years 9-11 to give them a roadmap as to the US/UK university application process. 

For more information

Camp America – Online Information Session! 

Camp America will be hosting an Online Information Session on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 6:30pm AEST

Year 12 students can experience a 9-12 weeks working on a U.S. summer camp with Camp America after graduation. The CA program is a great option for travelling, working and experiencing life in another country. Celebrating our 50th year in operation, it is a rewarding and safe cultural exchange experience that has been offered to young people around the world since 1969.  Please visit the Camp America  website  for more information.