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University Information

Open Days

There are still a couple of Open Days happening over the next few weeks.

If you’re still interested in seeing what other uni’s and education providers have to offer, then here’s what’s on.


Australian Catholic University | Strathfield  Sat 7 Sept | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

UNSW Sat 7 Sept | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

BMIHMS | Leura  Sat 7 Sept | 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

National Art School | Sydney  Sat 7 Sept | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cameron Jane Make-Up Design Sat 21 Sept | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WSU | Liverpool City Campus  Sat 21 Sept | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

University of Sydney | Bachelor of Advanced Studies Information Session

9 September 2019, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Carslaw Building, University of Sydney

Come along to this information session to learn more about your study options and opportunities in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, including the honours and advanced coursework pathways. Hear from representatives from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Business School, Faculty of Science, and the School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Find out more

Macquarie University Campus Tour

10 September 2019, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Macquarie University

You can never truly know if a uni is right for you until you visit in person and get a feel for the campus. At Macquarie University, we’re ready to help you get to know your future home.

On every tour you’ll see our various lecture theatres, our award-winning library, MUSE – our flexible and creative study space, the Sport and Aquatic Centre, and the Campus Common, where you can explore the many dining options.

Find out more

UTS Campus Tour

16 October 2019, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

University of Technology Sydney

Explore Australia’s most innovative campus, located in the heart of Sydney with the best the city has to offer. Our experienced Student Ambassadors will lead you through the Broadway and Haymarket precincts, including a stop at the iconic Dr Chau Chak Building and the 220 seat multi-disciplinary Super Lab. They can help you answer your questions about courses, university life and all the exciting opportunities available to students at UTS.

Find out more

Macquarie Co-Op Program Webinar

Date: Wednesday 4 September

Time: 4pm – 5pm

Location: Online

Register  here

Join us to find out about:

  •  how to put together a strong application
  •  the application process and key dates
  •  what you need to submit with your application
  • Careers advisers and parents are welcome

*Co-op applications close 27 September

Uni of Melb – interstate student information session

The University of Melbourne would like to invite your students to attend our next Information Day for Interstate Students at our Parkville campus on Friday 4 October from 8:30am – 6:00pm.

Please note: Registrations usually close within a few days as we reach capacity quickly.

The day will focus on aspects of the university that are of greater concern to interstate students such as the application process, scholarships, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. Participants will have an opportunity to ask current University of Melbourne students who have come from interstate about their experience and how they managed the transition. The program will also include a campus tour followed by a free lunch at one of the residential colleges and further accommodation tours.


Date: Friday 4 October 2019

Location: Kenneth Myer Building, Parkville  Campus, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3000 

Click here to Register

UTS Elite sports evening

UTS Sport are elated to announce that we are hosting the inaugural High Performance Clubs Information Night on campus on Friday September 20th. We view this as a chance for prospective UTS student athletes from the sports listed below, to meet with club representatives and current UTS Elite Athlete Program scholars, to have personalised conversations about a future as a UTS student athlete.

2020 UTS High Performance Sports Clubs:

  • UTS Northern Suburbs Athletics Club
  • UTS Australian Football Club
  • UTS North Sydney District Cricket Club
  • UTS Northside Futsal Club
  • UTS Hockey Club
  • UTS Sparks Netball Association
  • UTS Rowing Club
  • Gordon Rugby Union Football Club
  • UTS Women’s Rugby 7s (Aon Uni 7s Series)
  • UTS Volleyball Club
  • UTS Balmain Water Polo Club

Each of these clubs work closely in collaboration with the UTS Elite Athlete Program to provide scholarship holders with a range of benefits and services, including: financial assistance, academic assistance, access to facilities and subsidies for intervarsity competitions.

All students, including those who do not compete in the above listed sports, will have the opportunity to speak with UTS Sport staff about general UTS Elite Athlete Program enquiries, or receive advice with UTS Elite Athlete Special Admission Scheme (5 Adjustment Factors) applications. Applications may be formally submitted on the evening, prior to the closing date of November 30th.

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Private College Info

ICMS Early entry

Closing 14 September. Students need to demonstrate that they have a strong academic record and the potential to be an outstanding ICMS student through their passion and commitment for a career in their chosen area of study.  

Technical theatre courses at NIDA

NIDA is currently taking applications for its 2020 technical theatre cohorts.

Key information:

 Applications close Monday 30 September 

 Interviews  held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in November/December 2019

 Courses commence February 2020 (for Bachelor courses) and April 2020 (for VET course)

Learn more

Other courses/ information sessions

Date: Saturday 7 September
Time: 6.30pm – 10.00pm
Location: Wally’s Walk, Macquarie Uni
Join us for an amazing night of astronomy talks, telescopes, exhibitors and virtual reality displays. Tickets on sale now at

Western Sydney Apprenticeship & Traineeship Expo

10 September 2019, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee

This is the perfect chance to meet industry experts from a range of interesting fields and apply for apprenticeships, traineeships, jobs and further education from exhibitors representing industry, businesses, group training companies, registered training organisations and many more.

Find out more

Torrens University | Day in the Life Health Workshop, Sydney

2 October 2019, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Torrens University Australia, Pyrmont Campus

Considering a Career in Health? Unsure which path to take?

Register for Torrens’ Day in the Life workshops and take the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work and study in Nutrition or Naturopathy.

Run by Torrens’ talented team, take part in free professional workshops in:

  • Nutrition
  • Naturopathy

Hear first-hand what it’s like studying with Torrens and take a tour of their campus!

Find out more

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand | Online Info Session

11 September 2019, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm


The LIVE Online Info Session is conducted by a senior member of our staff using a service which allows us to meet online or over the telephone. You will be able to meet our representative over a video internet connection, ask any questions and watch a presentation.

Our LIVE online session will cover the following topics.

  • Introduction to Student Exchange, the regulatory environment & benefits
  • Program options, destinations & eligibility
  • Safety and Well being, our support system & where you will stay
  • Money Matters, including available discounts & scholarships
  • Deadlines & how to apply
  • Why choose Student Exchange?

Find out more

Endeavour College of Natural Health | Open Day, Sydney

12 October 2019, 10:00 am

Endeavour College of Natural Health – Sydney Campus

If you’re thinking about studying natural health, Endeavour College of Natural Health’s Open Day is the perfect opportunity to discover more about our degrees, meet our academics and current students and tour the campus.

Here’s what you can expect from our Open Day:

  • Meet our industry expert academics and teaching staff
  • Chat with current students about their experience
  • Tour the campus and visit our teaching clinic, library, student areas and teaching rooms
  • Discover what career options are available to you after graduating
  • Find out more about our courses including what you’ll learn, assessment types, hands on experience and more
  • If you have prior education or work experience, learn about our pathway entry options which could count towards your degree
  • Meet with our student enrolment advisors to discuss your study options, which course is right for you, fees and payments, applying and enrolling

Find out more

HSC Focused Workshops – October Holidays

With the HSC exams approaching, and with 50% of marks yet to be determined, HSC students are invited to participate in a series of Subject-Specific Workshops in the upcoming October school holidays.

The sessions are run by senior teachers and exam markers together with UTS, Macquarie University, UOW and UON.

This program has been proven to enhance knowledge and develop exam skills in students to confidently sit final exams.

In any of our 20 subjects, students can sit for a day with an expert teacher to:

Practice a range of possible HSC questions;

Receive feedback on their work;

Be provided with essential exam tips and strategies;

Receive comprehensive student workbooks, including notes and answers/solutions to probable HSC questions;

Clarify any aspect of the syllabus;

Ask expert HSC Markers any questions

Learn More here

AFTT | Film High School Workshop

2 October 2019, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Academy of Film, Theatre & Television

Come along to our introductory workshop and learn what a career in the film industry would be like. This workshop is a great opportunity to visit our campus and experience the way we teach our students as we showcase film in a concise one-day workshop. This is a very hand on day where students will have a chance to interact, use state of the art equipment and learn new techniques.

Using AFTT’s industry standard film gear, students will be taught the basics of film making and post production work flow. An industry professional tutor will guide them through the process, setting a strong foundation on which they can easily build upon.

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NIDA Drama School – Holiday Program

NIDA is running a series of drama workshops from students in years 7-10 over the upcoming school holidays. The courses help students to develop performance skills including improvisation, voice and movement, devising, acting and rehearsing scenes. Students will perform scenes at the end of the week for family and friends.

They are running at the following locations:

  • The Concourse, Chatswood
  • Newcastle Grammar School

If you are thinking about going to NIDA or enjoy acting and drama, this course could be perfect for you.

Find out more and enrol here

Think. Create. Code

With many careers today involving some form of computation, there is a growing urgency for individuals to move beyond digital literacy, to understand how digital technologies work, and to develop literacy in code.

The University of Adelaide is offering a MOOC called “Think. Create. Code” to help students understand the inner workings of digital technology, and creating and manipulating images with code. Your images and animations will be displayed in an online Art Gallery, forming part of a vibrant learning community.

You will also develop effective computational thinking skills and concepts transferable to other coding environments and programming languages.

What you’ll learn:

  • Computational thinking skills
  • Introductory programming concepts, such as sequencing, iteration and selection
  • Skills and knowledge of how to create art and basic animations with ProcessingJS
  • Preparation for study of computer science or other programming languages

The course can be done from anywhere at anytime.

Find out more and enrol here

Music Technology Foundations Online Course

Have you always dreamed of writing and producing your own music?

The University of Adelaide is offering a fully-online short course in music technology foundations, giving you the knowledge and skills you need to start creating your own music.

In this course, you’ll learn about the core principles of music technology, including sound, audio, MIDI, effects and sequencing.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to produce and record your own music
  • History, theory and practice of music technology
  • Sound, audio, MIDI, effects and sequencing
  • Hands-on practice with music-making using contemporary digital tools

The course is self-paced and can be done from anywhere at anytime.

Find out more and enrol here

Learn About “Imagineering” at Disney

Have you ever visited a Walt Disney theme park, marvelled at the fantastic rides and attractions and wondered just how people come up with those ideas?

Well now you can get an insight into the minds of the “Imagineers” at Disney and see behind the scenes. Disney has released an online course called “Imagineering in a Box”, showing you how artists, designers and engineers work together to create theme parks.

The course combines a wide variety of skills, including story development and conceptual design, to math, physics and engineering, to show students how they can create their own immersive experiences. It is designed to encourage creativity and innovation.

Best of all, it’s completely free.

Get inspired and view the course online here


Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust

Value: $3,000 – $5,000

Open/Closing Dates: August 18, 2019 – October 31, 2019

The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust is a national independent charity helping the children and grandchildren of ex-service men and women to a better future through tertiary education. Through the generous support of the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs, ex-service organisations, corporate sponsors and private donors, we provide scholarships which assist recipients to obtain the tertiary qualification they need for their chosen career.

To be eligible to apply for AVCAT scholarship you must:

  • have Australian residency
  • be the child or grandchild of a person with operational service (as defined by the legislation) or three or more years continuous full-time other service, as a member of the Australian Navy, Army or Air Force
  • be planning to enrol or be enrolled in tertiary education in Australia at an Australian university, TAFE or registered training organisation in 2019
  • be studying or planning to study full-time on-line or face-to-face
  • be receiving, or be eligible to receive, Centrelink Youth Allowance or an equivalent educational payment
  • be under the age of 25 (except for exceptional circumstances)

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Australian Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant

Value: $5,000

Open/Closing Dates: June 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019

The Australian Seniors Insurance Agency was established to provide cost effective insurance solutions for mature Australians in 1998. We do this by providing a range of insurance products and policies designed to suit those over 50 years old. We believe in supporting the ageing community of Australia in a number of ways, and a big area is healthcare. So with that in mind, we are helping to encourage the best people into the healthcare, age care industry by providing the Australian Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant.

  1. To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time in an accredited Australian Tertiary Education Institution and be studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in any of the following areas:
    • Aged Care
    • Aged Care Nursing
    • Dementia Care
    • Disabilities Care
    • Any other courses leading to similar careers as an aged carer
  1. Only citizens or permanent residents of Australia can apply.
  2. You must have reached 18 years of age to enter.

To apply for the Australian Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant, you will need to write an essay (maximum 500 words) on why you want to work in your selected industry and the difference you hope to make in your particular field of study.

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Sydney Scholars Awards

Value: $6,000 – $10,000

Open/Closing Dates: September 2, 2019 – September 30, 2019

This scholarship supports outstanding Year 12 students to undertake an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

You must:

  • be a domestic student (this includes New Zealand citizens), or an international student who has recently completed an International Baccalaureate (or educational award equivalent to the HSC)
  • be applying for admission through UAC
  • have achieved an ATAR of 95 or above (if you are applying to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music or the Sydney Dental School you must receive an ATAR of 90 or above)
  • apply in the year that you complete your secondary education (if you are offered a Sydney Scholars Award, you may defer it for up to two years).

Find out more

Young Carer Bursary


Open/Closing Dates: July 23, 2019 – September 3, 2019

The Young Carer Bursary Program supports young carers to continue with their education. The program offers a limited number of bursaries of up to $3,000 each year. Young carers across Australia can apply from late July until early September.

To apply you must be a young carer:

  • Young carers are people up to 25 years old who provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend with a disability, a physical or mental illness, a substance dependency, or who is aged.
  • aged 12 – 25 years old for the entire time you’re receiving the bursary
  • studying at high school level or beyond, up to and including your first undergraduate degree*
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • not receiving another scholarship

*Undergraduate degrees include: advanced diplomas, bachelor degrees, bachelor degree with honours and associate degrees.

Find out more

Indigenous Time at Sea Scholarships (ITSS)

Value: $1559.85 per fortnight

Open/Closing Dates: August 14, 2019 – September 10, 2019

The Indigenous Time at Sea Scholarship is an initiative of the Marine National Facility (MNF) under the CSIRO Indigenous Engagement Strategy which seeks to significantly increase Indigenous employment and engagement nationally within CSIRO. Through this strategy, CSIRO aims to enhance the educational, employment, training and career development opportunities for people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Funded by the Australian Government, owned and operated by CSIRO under direction of an independent Steering Committee, the MNF provides a blue-water research capability to the Australian scientific community and their international collaborators. This capability includes the research vessel Investigator. An opportunity exists for two university students to undertake a work placement with the MNF on board the RV Investigator for a research voyage from Darwin to Fremantle as part of the science contingent and MNF technical services team.

The voyage will provide the opportunity to gain a unique experience on Australia’s only blue water research vessel to facilitate skill development and networking, while gaining exposure to methods and techniques applicable to careers in marine science and the maritime industry more broadly.

Indigenous Time at Sea Scholarships are open to students who are:

  • enrolled in full-time study in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) at an Australian university;
  • of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  • be able to pass a seagoing medical, attend pre-voyage meetings and complete additional pre-departure materials.

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Jetstar 2020 Apprenticeship Program

Applications are now open for Jetstar’s 2020 Apprenticeship Program.

If you have an interest in aviation and engineering, this is an exciting opportunity to work and learn with one of the biggest airlines in Australia. Jetstar are looking for apprentices in the following trade streams, within aviation:

  • Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Avionics

The apprenticeship will run for four years and is based in Newcastle.

Applications close 11.00am AEST on Sunday 8th September.

Find out more and apply

1300apprentice 2020 Intake

1300apprentice look after a wide variety of apprenticeships and traineeships in locations across Sydney and are now looking to commence their intakes for vacancies commencing either later this year or beginning in 2020.

Interviews will take place in the October school holidays at their offices in Burwood.

The apprenticeships and traineeships they primarily offer are:


  • Horticulture: Landscaping, Parks & Gardens, Retail Nursery, Sports Turf Management (Green keeping), Arboriculture.
  • Electrical: Electrical, Instrumentation & Control, Air-con/Refrigeration, Telecommunications, Electronics.
  • Metals Engineering: Automotive (Heavy vehicle, light vehicle, Body repair, motorcycle), Boiler making, Fitter/Machinist, Sheet metals.
  • Construction: Carpentry, Shopfitting, Cabinetmaking.


Accounting, Business, Financial Services, Information Technology, Legal, Real Estate, Retail, Surveying, Warehousing.

We are looking for candidates who have a genuine interest in these areas and ideally have some work placement or VET study while at school. For the majority of these vocations, driver’s licence and own transport would be highly desirable and, in some cases, essential.

Find out more and apply here

Become a STEM Cadet with the Australian Government

The Australian Government is currently accepting applications from high achieving undergraduate students studying a STEM-related field for their STEM Cadetship program in 2020.

The cadetship program gives you the opportunity to gain experience through work for the Department of Defence as a public servant. Not only will you receive a salary, but you also get contributions towards your university expenses, and a guaranteed position with the Department of Defence upon completion of the program.

During the program you get the chance to work with some of the world’s most cutting-edge technology, and learn from world leaders in your chosen field.

The program currently operates in the following locations:

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane (Amberley)
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Newcastle
  • Perth (Rockingham)
  • Sydney

Applications are currently open until Wednesday 11 September.

Find out more about the program and apply here.