The Careers team (Ms Katrina Smith and Ms Alexi Kayes) can help in many ways including: subject selection, work experience, writing resumes, gap year options, part time work and post school pathways.  

The Careers Office is open to all students. Girls are most welcome to drop in but at times we can be busy with students, so the best thing to do is to send an email indicating your availability (study lessons for the seniors and break times for junior girls) or drop in with your diary to schedule a time.

Please email

We welcome all students from all year groups!


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Careers News

Making a meaningful career

When you’re still in school, it can be a bit overwhelming to think about what you want to do for the rest of your life once you leave. The good news is, you don’t have to. The workforce is changing more than ever, and that means so is the way we make our careers.

You can find out more about how to make a meaningful career for yourself here or here.


Turning sport into a career

Love playing sport but don’t know how you can make it into the big leagues? It might seem like a dream, but it’s more achievable than you might think. And careers in sport aren’t just for the top athletes either – even if you’re not top of your team, you can still find a career in coaching, marketing or even journalism.

Read up more on turning your passion into a reality here.


Ms Katrina Smith and Ms Alexi Kayes

Career Advisors

Information Sessions

NSW Police | Recruitment Information Session, Parramatta

8 February 2020, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

NSW Police Force Headquarters, Parramatta

Come and join us for an information session about the NSW Police Force recruitment process. There will be speakers from the NSW Police Force and Charles Sturt University who will provide an overview of the academic and professional suitability requirements for entry into the NSW Police Force including information on the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials (UCWE) and the Police Academy. Recruitment Officers will be on hand to discuss your current or future application and to answer specific questions relating to the process.

Physical Training Instructors will also be available to discuss the physical testing standards, medical requirements and tips for training.

Find out more: here

Basair Aviation College | Career Info Seminar

13 February 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Basair Aviation College, Bankstown Aerodrome

Basair Aviation College runs monthly seminars in Sydney and Brisbane. Learn more about a career in aviation and the benefits Basair can provide for your training as a commercial pilot.

Find out more: here


Study Regenerative Agriculture at SCU

This year Southern Cross University is launching a new major for their Bachelor of Science: Regenerative Agriculture. If you have an interest in the environment and want to be ready for the future, this could be the course for you.

Read more about the new subject here.

UTS | Campus Tour

5 March 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 4:30 pm – 5:30 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.

Work Experience

Work Experience with Walkabout Park
Central Coast NSW

General assistants help our front of house team with office work such as filing, kitchen work such as defrosting the fridge or washing the dishes, shop work such as labelling. Students need to commit to a 10-day work experience program with the Walkabout Park (in school holidays). They do not take students to work with their animals. More information here:


Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

Value: Up to $18,000

Open/Closing Dates: January 20, 2020 – November 30, 2020

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program (RRESP) supports access to tertiary education for people from regional and remote areas of Australia studying any discipline, from Certificate IV to PhD level with an eligible higher education provider or vocational education and training institution. Scholarship recipients can choose any mode of study – face-to-face or online/by distance.

Applications will remain open throughout 2020, with offers made on an ongoing basis through the 2020 academic year or until available scholarships are fully allocated.

To be considered for a Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship, you must meet all the eligibility criteria below:

  • You must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia.
  • You must have commenced or be commencing your Eligible Course of Study in 2020.
  • Your permanent home address must be in a regional or remote area as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

Find out more

Real Futures Grant

Value: $5,000

Open/Closing Dates: November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020

The grant is awarded annually to one person and is worth $5,000. Applications for the 2019–20 grant open November 1st 2019 until October 31st, 2020.

Am I eligible?

Entry is open to full-time students currently studying in an accredited Australian Tertiary Education Institution. Eligibility is limited to those studying a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in one or more of the following fields:

  • Business – including any business-related courses from any institution.
  • Finance – including actuarial, statistics, accounting and general finance courses.
  • Medicine – including medical and health sciences, surgery and medical research.
  • Healthcare – including health and fitness-related specialties, sport sciences, health services assistance and international health.
  • Specialist healthcare – including nursing, optometry, dentistry and pharmacy.

Only citizens or permanent residents of Australia can apply and you must be 18 years of age to enter.

How to enter

To enter the Real Futures Grant, your challenge is to write an essay (maximum 700 words) on why you want to work in your selected industry and the difference you hope to make in your particular field of study. How do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Why have you chosen your career path?

Find out more

AWARD School Indigenous Scholarship Program

Value: $2,200

Open/Closing Dates: February 6, 2020 – February 20, 2020

If you’re interested in big ideas and are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, we’re offering scholarships valued up to $2,200 to cover the entire AWARD School course.

If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent on the application form, you will automatically be considered for the AWARD School Indigenous Scholarship Program. All scholarship and non-scholarship applicants must be awarded a position on merit via a panel of industry judges before a Scholarship / acceptance can be awarded.

Find out more