Early Bird Information for Year 12

The University Admission Centre
Opens Wednesday 1 August 2018

The University Admission Centre (UAC) information and details will be presented to students in Term 3. The links below will assist for those wanting to research during the holidays.


Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
Opens Wednesday 1 August 2018

The Education Access Scheme (EAS) is a scheme for Year 12 students who have had their educational performance seriously affected, due to circumstances beyond their control or choosing, normally for a period of at least six months, during Year 11 and/or Year 12.

For more information:

Educational Access Scheme information

Educational Access Scheme categories


Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)
Opens Wednesday 1 August

The Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) is an early offer program, managed through UAC.  A number of universities are part of this scheme, but not all courses are offered.  SRS is open to all students.  


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Book a Meeting with the Careers Advisor – we welcome students in all years

The Careers Office is open to all students. We are available in the office, located in the LRC, before and after school, and at recess and lunch. 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 or drop in with your diary to schedule a time.

Please email   the Careers Team.


Mrs Carmel Donnan & Ms Katrina Smith

Careers Advisors


What’s on?


Sancta Sophia College Sleepover
Saturday 25 August 2018

Sancta Sophia College has been a home away from home for female undergraduate students in Sydney for over 90 years. Current Year 12 students are invited to join us for the SANCTA Sleepover.

Come and see what it’s like to live at college as an undergraduate student in the heart of Sydney’s university precinct.

  • Socialise and dine with current Sancta undergraduate students
  • Visit university open days with Sancta tour guides
  • Meet other Year 12 girls from across Australia who are coming to Sancta
  • Enjoy a movie night and entertainment organised by current Sancta undergraduate residents.

Register to attend by Friday 6 July 2018 via email to Amy Coleman Marketing & Development Manager.

Study in the USA

Studying in the USA Information Evening

Wednesday 8 August 2018
6.30pm – 8pm  
Barnet Lecture Theatre, Centre for the Sciences, Ascham School

Mr Liam Dean-Johnson from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions of New York University will speak about NYU, the USA Common Application process, recommendations and how to write a great personal essay. Years 10-12 students and parents are welcome.

Please register to attend here. Enquiries via email to Gillian Sloan.


PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)

Saturday 13 October 2018
8.30am – 12.30pm

Ascham School invites Year 10 and 11 students, who are considering USA university applications, to sit the PSAT test. This test, held once a year, is an opportunity for Year 10 and 11 students to practise the SAT under exam conditions. The test results will provide valuable feedback on their strengths and weaknesses. The date is set by the US College Board and this year it will take place on Saturday 13 October, which is the last Saturday of the spring school holidays for most NSW schools.

Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

Registration closes 5pm Monday 13 August 2018 or when we reach capacity.

Enquiries: Mr Ludo Onstein, PSAT Coordinator

Click here to register       

Canberra Institute of Technology Info Sessions

July 16 | Public Health, Dental Assisting

July 17 | Work, Health and Safety

July 18 | Massage

July 19 | Allied Health

Enrol with CIT and study our nationally recognised courses.

Find out more here.

Torrens University

Torrens University Australia – Open week
4 – 12 August, Sydney

Find out more here.


Torrens University Sydney – Hospitality Open Day

Saturday 4 August
The  Rocks Campus

Talk to our expert course and career advisers about entry requirements, FEE-HELP, pathways and scholarships.

Find out more here.

Northern Sydney Apprenticeship & Traineeship Expo

Thursday 16 August 2018
The Concourse – Civic Pavilion, Chatswood

The Northern Sydney Apprenticeships and Traineeships Expo is a free event and a great opportunity for students, parents and carers to learn how to get an apprenticeship and talk to one of more than 40 organisations who will be present.

Find out more here.

UTS: Experience Day
Thursday 12 July 

The day gives students the chance to get a taste for a range of study areas of interest, through building a personalised timetable for the day. The essentials:

  • A hands-on workshops day for Years 11 and 12 students
  • Hosted at UTS City campus on Thursday 12 July
  • 60+ workshops available across all UTS faculties 
  • Lunch is provided by UTS and the event is free.

Workshops include: Law’s ‘Justice is Served’, Transdisciplinary Innovation’s ‘Imagine and Create The Future’, Science’s ‘Forensics Whodunnit’ plus  many more.  Registration is currently open and places for the day fill fast. Students should visit the Experience UTS Day website to register.

Charles Sturt University MyDays

Find out what CSU is really like. CSU will have MyDay events at Bathurst, Port Macquarie, Albury-Wodonga, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga campuses during dates in June and July. Parents are very welcome.

Students can find out more information and register here.

Kenvale College Open Day

Saturday 1 September
11.30am – 1.30pm
Kenvale College – 38 High St Randwick NSW 2031

Travel the world with your taste buds as Kenvale take you on a culinary journey at World Food Festival!

> Find out more about future career possibilities from our industry leaders

> Get first-hand advice from our current students

> Tour the campus and get your questions answered

> Free entry

Click here for more information.

Bond University Scholarships Open Now

Bond University scholarships are available to Year 12 students who excel in academic, community leadership and sporting pursuits. Students wishing to apply for a scholarship are required to complete a Bond University Study Application Form before commencing the Scholarship Application.

Click here for more information or contact 1800 074 074.

Australian National University

Community service as important as ATAR for Year 12s in ANU overhaul

In a new scheme designed to diversify the university’s ranks, school leavers will be asked to meet a minimum threshold of community service and extra-curricular activity such as working part-time, playing sport or volunteering, on top of achieving the right score for their degree.

ANU vice-chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said students were more than “just a score” and had unique skills on offer from time spent volunteering, working part-time, excelling in sports or performance or participating in student leadership.

You can find out if you meet the tests here.


ANU New Admissions for 2020

The way domestic undergraduate students apply to ANU is changing. This new approach will be first in the nation, making it easier for students to choose Australia’s national university. The change launches in March 2019 for domestic school leaver applicants who will commence undergraduate programs in Semester 1, 2020.

Click here for more information.


ANU Sydney Midyear Advisory Session

Tuesday 24 July 2018
Terrace Room, Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street Sydney

Scholarships Supplement

Five Simple Steps to Apply for a Scholarship

With research to do, forms to fill out and deadlines to meet, there’s no doubt that applying for a scholarship can be tricky. If you’re in the midst of scholarship applications or need some pointers to help you get started, working your way through our five-step checklist of scholarship tips will put your mind ease.

Macquarie University – Campus Tours

July, August, September, October, November and December

You can never truly know if a university 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.

Find out more here.

Academy of Interactive Entertainment – Work Experience Program

Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra & Adelaide

The AIE Work Experience Program is a great way for secondary school students in Years 10 – 12 to learn about the interactive entertainment and digital industries. The week will open the door to the range of career possibilities in the industry and allow students to get hands-on with the tools of the trade.

Find out more here.

UNSW – Law Admission Test (LAT)

Tuesday 25 September

Registrations are open and will close 10 August.

Find out more here.

International College of Hotel Management – Entry Scholarships

Entry Scholarships now open for 2019 undergraduate entry into the Bachelor of Business Hospitality Management. Some standard admission requirements are needed.

Find out more here.

Rio Tinto Apprenticeships – 2019 Intake Applications Open July

Applications open soon for Rio Tinto’s incredible apprenticeship program. If you’re interested, then do your research and start putting your documents together to apply.

The four-year program offers qualifications in the following areas – electrician, heavy duty diesel mechanic, mechanical fitter and light vehicle maintenance

Applications will be advertised here. Find out more here.

Australian College of Nursing – Scholarship Resources

There are lots of scholarships for people who want to become nurses. The list below contains some scholarships for people with qualifications, as well as for those who want to start their training.

australian veterans’ children assistance trust (AVCAT) Scholarships are opening soon

If you have a parent or grandparent with service in the Australian Defence Force you may be eligible for one of these scholarships – check out the details to see if you can apply.

Find out more here.

BDO Cadet Career Opportunities

Applications close Friday 20 July

BDO are currently recruiting for Cadet opportunities, within our Audit, Tax and Business Services teams. They are specifically targeting students who are looking to study part-time and work full-time after they leave school, and who will be studying a degree in Accounting, or Business majoring in Accounting, and looking to begin a career as a Cadet next year.

Students can apply here.

The University of Melbourne 

Information Day for interstate students
Thursday 12 July
9:00am – 6:00pm
Parkville Campus

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 students 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 a college tour. Optional additional accommodation tours will take place after the official program has ended.

Click here for more information.

The University of Melbourne – A Day at Melbourne
Friday 13 July

The University of Melbourne will also host ‘A Day at Melbourne’ event where students will find out about their undergraduate courses structure, majors, graduate pathways, enhancement programs and activities that can be done within each faculty.

To find out more click here.