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Careers Adviser: Julie Koranyi

6 December 2021


Reminder - ACU Change of Preference Online Event

21 January 2022

Chat online with our friendly staff about study options, courses available at our Blacktown, Canberra, North Sydney and Strathfield campuses and available pathways at ACU. Register now:


Reminder - ACU's Blacktown Campus Information Day

Saturday 4 December

Get a feel for our newest campus. It’s an opportunity to learn about our courses, meet staff and current students, and hear helpful tips on preparing for uni. Register to attend and choose from a range of 45-minute information sessions about what we have to offer. Register now:

University of Sydney Prospective Students, Save the Date for Info Day
20 and 21 January 2022

Students who are considering studying at the University of Sydney in 2022 are invited to join us for Info Day. There will be an online Info Day event run on Thursday 20th January from 10am – 3pm, and an in-person event at our Camperdown Campus on Friday 21st January from 10am-3pm. Please visit our University of Sydney Events which will have more details in the near future.


University of Sydney Deadline to submit a teacher education personal statement
11 January 2022

All applicants to our undergraduate education degrees (except early childhood) will be required to complete a brief personal statement as part of their application. Please remember to submit your statement via the UAC portal by midnight on 11 January to be considered for your degree in 2021


University of Sydney Architecture and Design Portfolio Admissions Pathway Round 2
Round 2 closes on 16 January 2022

Students can receive a 5-point increase to their ATAR for our architecture or interactive design degrees. If they are passionate about design and expect to be within five points of the required ATAR for our degrees, we encourage them to review our portfolio advice and submit a portfolio.

University of Sydney Extension for BVB/DVM Commitment Statement Deadline
to 5 December

In recognition of the disruption to schooling and HSC exam dates in 2022, the University of Sydney has extended the commitment statement submission deadline for entry into the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine to Sunday 5 December 2021. UAC applicants must upload their 'Commitment to Veterinary Science form' as a supporting document via UAC.

University of Sydney - Sydney College of the Arts portfolio reminder
Submit a portfolio of your artwork by midnight Tuesday 14 December AEDT 2021 

to be considered for entry into the Bachelor of Visual Arts or Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies in 2022. Your portfolio, along with your academic results is required for admission to these degrees.

University of Sydney Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics Bridging Courses

Bridging courses are open to everyone. You don't need to be commencing study at the University to register for a bridging course.

Registrations will open in January 2022. Sign up to our Bridging Courses 2021-2022 mailing list to receive new course updates. 

If you do not have the assumed knowledge for your course, we strongly recommend that you undertake bridging studies. Otherwise, you might find it difficult to manage the work, as your lecturer will assume you are familiar with this area of study. Bridging courses are also useful if you struggled with the subject in high school, or need a refresher. Bridging courses do not provide you with enrolment qualifications or satisfy prerequisites for degrees within the University of Sydney

If you have any questions about registering, contact

University of Sydney Join us on campus and online at Info Day

20 January online and 21 January on campus. 10am - 3pm

Discover the University of Sydney student experience and get your last-minute questions answered before preferences close.

Register for Info Day below, and we will let you know when the program becomes available to build your timetable.*olfh96*_gcl_aw*R0NMLjE2MzcwMzQ3MDEuRUFJYUlRb2JDaE1JOVllcjhvYUo1Z0lWMFNNckNoMW9wQUNURUFBWUFTQUFFZ0ptU3ZEX0J3RQ..

CQUniversity Join our Online Chat Session

17th of December

Speak with our expert team and discover your options. Get guidance on how to change your preferences and learn more about CQUni's alternative pathways. All you need to do is head over to our CQUniversity Facebook page on 17th of December and send us a message during the session and you’ll receive real-time answers to all your questions :

Live Online Chat Sessions - CQUniversity.


Campion College Summer Program

11-14 or 18-21 January 2022

Experience college life and a taste of Campion's Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts. Open to students aged 16 plus. Includes accommodation on campus, meals, social activities and sample lectures in history, literature, philosophy and theology. Free to attend but spaces are limited. Register at :


UNSW Campus Drop in Sessions

Session dates:

Wed, 1 Dec 5:30-6:30pm

Wed, 8 Dec 5:30-6:30pm

Wed, 15 Dec 5:30-6:30pm

Wed, 5 Jan 5:30-6:30pm

Wed, 12 Jan 5:30-6:30pm

Campus living provides the ultimate lifestyle, convenience and independence while you study.

Speak with campus residents and college deans to have your questions answered and find how you can make the most of your university experience by joining a fun and nurturing resident community centred around you and your education.

Join a session for help and advice choosing the right accommodation option for you. Our student residents will also share how living on campus has shaped their UNSW experience and pass on their advice for the year ahead.


UNSW Girls in Engineering Club Free CAD Modelling workshop

Saturday 11 December

For high school girls in Years 7 – 12 join the last GIE Club workshop for 2021. Run with CREATE UNSW this free workshop will teach students how to make their own 3D model using CAD. For more info and to register:  

Explore your Options at Macquarie University

From Monday 13 December to Thursday 23 December 2021

Explore our campus. Explore our courses.

We’re here to help you make an informed decision about your university study in 2022. And the best news? If you’d like to explore our campus, or know more about our courses, or how our unique employment service helps you find a job for up to a year after you graduate, then join us at Explore Your Options.

we’ll be available from 10am to 4pm for one-on-one consultations, enrolment support and campus tours.

We are currently inviting you to register your interest and we will be in touch once we open for registrations to book your spot. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to accept casual walk-in appointments.

Helping YOU to explore YOUR options. That’s YOU to the power of us.

Macquarie University - COVID-19 Impact Points

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the educational environment across Australia.

Macquarie recognises the significant impact this has had on people and the considerable anxiety and stress related to university entry for 2022.

To reassure Year 12 students and non-school applicants of Macquarie’s commitment to supporting access to higher education and studying at Macquarie Uni, all applicants (applying for a Session 1, 2022 undergraduate degree or Term 1 or 2 undergraduate certificate, diploma or foundation program, 2022) will automatically receive five COVID-19 Impact Points.

Prospective students will not have to apply for these additional adjustment factors as they will be automatically applied via their Universities Admission Centre (UAC) application.

These additional adjustment factors can be used for admission to all courses except our Actuarial degrees (and double degree combinations) and Co-op programs.

Macquarie University Gifted and Talented pathway Applications

Macquarie’s Gifted and Talented Pathway are now open to high-achieving students who have finished year 10 and have the capacity to take on extra-curricular study. As part of this pathway, students will study university units alongside their school subjects. Students could be eligible for an early offer (before their final Year 12 exams) to a Macquarie degree 

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Macquarie University – December 2021 Bookings for Campus Tours

You can never truly know if a uni is right for you until you visit in person and get a feel for the campus.

One of our current students will show you around our sprawling campus. Ask your questions while you walk, or for a more in-depth discussion, you can chat to your guide over a coffee at the completion of the tour. The tour provides a general overview of our campus and will highlight key areas of interest. We can’t wait to show you around.

The tour will take around 1.5 hours.

On every tour you'll see:

our various lecture theatres

our award-winning library (subject to capacity)

our new learning and teaching spaces in 1 Central Courtyard

our flexible and creative study spaces

January, February and March dates to follow. 

Find your way into ACU with the new ACU Foundation Studies Blacktown Campus

If you haven't got an ATAR, or your ATAR isn't what you were hoping for, don't stress – our Foundation Studies program provides you with another path into university. Develop the skills and confidence to thrive at university and gain guaranteed entry into a range of ACU undergraduate degrees. This fee-free program will prepare you for study at ACU by immersing you in university life while introducing you to a range of foundation units.

Click here:

University of Newcastle Tour Dates

10 December

Tours are offered across five of our campus locations in Newcastle and the Central Coast. Not sure which one to attend? Check out our handy guide below.

Charles Sturt University one-on-one consults

Our team is on hand to help with any questions you or your students may have around their preferences, courses or enrolment processes. Please reach out if your students would like any advice around their ATAR score and where it could potentially take them here:

Charles Sturt University Accommodation Scholarships

Charles Sturt has more $3 million worth of scholarships and grants available each year. Accommodation Scholarships are between $2,500 $6,000 to help take the financial pressure off students looking to study on campus. Browse here:


Western Sydney University introduces the Ignite Indigenous Traineeship Program

Avocational pathway for Indigenous participants to gain experience in university operations as business administration trainees launching early in 2022. Find out more on eligibility and criteria:


Western Sydney University The College

Applications close on 16 February 2022 for admission to Term 1 2022

The official pathway provider into Western Sydney University. Current and non-current school leavers can apply now for admission t­o the many courses offered at The College. Find out more:

Ace Your Medical Interview

Know the questions you'll be asked (university specific)

Learn key strategies for success (MMI & Panel)

Practice in a simulated mock

Gain valuable, expert feedback

Bonus uni-specific resources, guides & scenarios

We passionately believe that all young people have a fascinating and individual life experience. Our role is to help these experiences and the passion you have for medicine shine through. Details at:

Attention Medical and Dental School Applicants! 

An intensive Medical Interviews Preparation Workshop for students who received or expecting to receive an interview offer for the Undergraduate Medical Schools in Australia. The unique NIE workshop program aims for students to gain an in-depth understanding and required knowledge of the medical interview processes for specific universities, including Multi-station Mini Interview (MMI), Structured, and Semi-structured panel interviews. The workshop is structured and based on the models that are taught during our proven one-on-one personalised medical interview sessions. The workshop will allow each and every attendee to learn the required skills and practical understanding for the university from which they received an interview offer from.

The interview is an extremely competitive process. You will be assessed against other candidates who have not only tried as hard as you but who are also just as sincere and goal-driven in their desire to succeed. So, how will YOU achieve success? How will YOU be at your best? How will YOU gain that slight edge required to outperform the other candidates?  Partner with NIE and let us maximise your medical interview potential!

Contact Ph: (02) 4367 0404, 0404 197 178, 0412 439 115 / / Sign up here:

How do you REALLY get accepted to the Ivy League?

Saturday 4 December. 12:00PM

Discover the Secrets to Gaining Admission to the World's Top Universities. Join Harvard, Stanford and Oxford grad, and Crimson CEO, Jamie Beaton, for a sneak peek into his new book ACCEPTED!

Jamie Beaton has written the book on how to ‘get in’ to the world’s top universities.

After being admitted to 25 of the world's best universities, Jamie Beaton completed a Harvard, Stanford and Oxford degree by the time he was 26!

Should you study abroad? Australia Vs US/UK

11 December. 1pm

In the modern world it may feel like studying abroad is a difficult task.

With Crimson, Australian students are doing it every year!

Our FREE webinar will cover the pro’s and con’s of studying at universities abroad as well as offering exclusive insights into how it can be done.

Whether you’re looking to study overseas or you haven’t decided yet, we highly recommend you attend this webinar to see how studying overseas in the US/UK compares to Australia in 2021.



TAFE Information Sessions on Just About Every Course Imaginable

From now till the end of January 2022

Join us online or at your nearest participating campus, and discover how TAFE NSW can help you get the skills you need for the job you want. Registrations are mandatory. Get in quick to secure your seat today.

Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)

The Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (10767NAT), otherwise known as the Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC), is a qualification equivalent to Year 12. It is an excellent alternative if you missed out on the HSC or you want to do the HSC again to achieve a higher score for entrance into university.
TPC graduates gain an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) equivalent called a Tertiary Entrance Score and can use this to apply for entry to universities across Australia. Western Sydney University and Charles Sturt University both offer guaranteed entry to a range of undergraduate degrees for students with an eligible score who have completed the TPC with TAFE NSW.

TAFE International Student Guide 2022

Are you an International student who is considering your study options for 2022? The new 2021 TAFE NSW International Student Guide is now available. TAFE stands for Technical and Further Education. Discover why TAFE NSW can provide the best start to your dream career. Learn about our teachers, locations, courses – and why you can feel safe choosing TAFE NSW. Start thinking about where you would like to live, study and work in New South Wales (NSW), and get excited about launching your new career.


Tocal College Need financial help for your agricultural training?

Applications remain open for Tocal’s Scholarship Program but close very soon. In 2021, $166,000 was provided to 60 students from 29 donors. Individual amounts ranged from $1,000 to $6,000. More info @:


Glass and Glazing Apprenticeships - Apprenticeships

A Glass and Glazing Apprenticeship is the start to an amazing career in the Glass and Window Industry Glaziers install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops in residential and commercial constructions. The industry can help in various locations. Send your resume to:



Brent Street Summer Camp

10 to 14 and 17 to 21 January 2022

We’ve got an excellent lineup in store and we’re excited to welcome dancers from across the country to Brent Street for the best Summer dance experience! 

Each day commences at 9:30am (9am arrival on Day 1 of each week) and finishes at 3:30pm (we close at 4pm). Each day contains 5x 1-hour classes with an industry-leading dance teacher/choreographer; full timetable is released closer to the day. Throughout the intensive, teachers will be on the look out for hardworking and fierce dancers to win a scholarship to the 2022 Autumn Intensive, so be ready to break a sweat!

This program is suitable for 7 – 18-year-old students of intermediate to advanced level. Of course, if you’re outside of the age range but ready to give it a go, you’re more than welcome!

Get Started in Games & Film, Info Evening Academy of Interactive Entertainment 

14 December. 6pm to 8pm

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, film, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Information Evening on Tue 14 December 2021. The evening will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. We will be showing off AIE student work and our staff and teachers will be available to chat with you about our courses and how AIE can get you into a creative career.

AIE Film Careers Night

14 December. 6pm

33 Mountain St, Ultimo, NSW

Discover the courses in Filmmaking and Virtual Production at AIE's Film Career Day on Tue 14 December 2021. AIE Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra will be opening it's doors to future filmmakers eager to find out about courses in 2022. This event will include presentations on career pathways, curriculum, equipment and entry requirements. AIE teachers will be available to speak with you one on one about our courses and how we can help you get your filmmaking career started.


RuralBiz Training $30,000 scholarships

Grow farm management skills! Diploma of Agriculture and Adv Dip Agribusiness Management in Armidale NSW for more info contact 02 6884 8812 or


RuralBiz Training Diploma of Agriculture - Course information sessions

online Mon 13 Dec 1pm & Tue 14 Dec 7.30pm

Armidale, NSW


AIT - Academy of Information Technology Meet AIT grads

12 & 13 January 2022. 12pm - 3pm

Discover how they turned their ideas into a creative career at AIT #GRADTALKS. A virtual 2-day event. Grads now working in Film, Animation, 3D Design, Games and Mobile App Development. Register here:


RSA Courses 

11 December

Any questions, please contact / 02 9314 6213. For registration and more info, visit:

Sydney Flight College Spaces Available AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)

Our next course start date is confirmed for Monday 24th January 2022, subject to a minimum number of enrolments. To chat with an aviation course advisor, contact SFC using the ‘Enquire now’ form below.

With a 50 year history of training pilots, SFC specialise in professional flying courses which create the foundations of a rewarding career as a pilot. We deliver the AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane), AVI50419 Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor), and the AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) courses. These are full-time accredited courses which integrate aeronautical knowledge classes and practical flying training, and are designed for students wanting to make a career out of being a pilot.

William Angliss Institute Experience Day is back

19 January 2022. 10am to 2pm

For students Year 10 - 12! The day will be packed with workshops run by highly experienced trainers providing students with hands on experiences in Cookery, Patisserie, Barista and Mocktail making, and is FREE of charge. Please express your interest at or call (02) 9125 5179.


Jschool Journalism Open in December 2021 and January 2022

College Summer courses in journalism are open to senior secondary students in December 2021 and January 2022.  Selected single subjects from the Diploma of Journalism are on offer as well as a micro newswriting unit. 

Email  or text or phone 0493099463.

Details on: single subjects at  

micro unit at


The Hotel School Australia Want to explore boutique Sydney CBD campus?

Tuesday 7 December 2021, 10am–1:30pm

5-star events are back! Connect with passionate industry experts, meet global student ambassadors and discuss courses and scholarship applications in detail. The Hotel School Australia can help you discover exciting opportunities within the industry. Call 0409 415 656. RSVP :  

Endeavour - Our new Chinese Medicine Courses

Wednesday, January 19, 2022. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m

In 2022, we will be introducing three new Chinese medicine qualifications:

Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies) – BHSc(AcuTh)

Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) – BHSc(CM)

Diploma of Health Science (Chinese Remedial Massage) – DipHSc(CRM)

Endeavour - Acupuncture in Australia

Thursday, January 20, 2022. 5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m

Join Dr Patricia Diaz as she explains the history of Acupuncture in Australia and shares an overview of the recently published research into Acupuncture, including its benefits within gynaecology and obstetrics. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask any questions in a live Q&A session about how to become an Acupuncturist and the varied career opportunities Endeavour College’s new Chinese Medicine courses offer.

Endeavour - A modern perspective on an ancient practice

 Tuesday, February 8, 2022. 5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Join Dr Patricia Diaz, one of our Chinese Medicine Lecturers, as she explores how Traditional Chinese Medicine is becoming increasingly popular both nationally and globally. This overview will look into how Traditional Chinese Medicine has been typically understood, and will explore what the future holds for this exciting field of natural health. Dr Patricia Diaz will also explain the requirements for becoming a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and will also host a live Q&A at the end of the session.



The Space Industry - How to Land a STEM career

A STEM career in the space industry could take you places you have never dreamed. 

If you can see yourself writing code for satellites, helping to safely launch rockets or interrogating images of the Earth – Australia and New Zealand are the places to be.

The space industry already supports 10,000 Australian and 12,000 New Zealand jobs, with both countries committed to massively growing these numbers. How? Australian and New Zealand governments recently created dedicated space agencies. But unlike NASA, they aren’t trying to send satellites and spaceships into space themselves, they’re supporting others to get there.


Productivity Bootcamp Construction Program

Runs for 8 weeks

For16 to 25 year olds

Applications for Productivity Bootcamp 2022 are now open for all our sites - Penrith/Quakers Hill, Campbelltown and Nowra! Call 0419 511 565 or email  to register! *Please note that there is a wait list so we cannot guarantee any start times.


The Santos  Science Experience

Apply by 7 March 2022

The Santos  Science Experience is a fun 3 or 4 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students.

Each program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work.

The program takes place in over thirty-five universities and tertiary institutions, within many different laboratories and lecture theatres. Participants perform experiments in the laboratories, meet and hear senior lecturers in the lecture theatres, attend site visits and walk around and experience what it is like to be on the campus of a university or tertiary institution. More than 81,000 students have taken this rare opportunity, up to date.



AFL SportsReady Jobs Board and Traineeships

traineeships here:

First Nations Cadetship

NSW Department of Primary Industries Career Profiles

If your students are interested in innovative technology, travel, feeding the world or running their own business their future may lie in primary industries. The NSW Department of Primary Industries staff are sharing their career profiles with you, they are are available on YouTube and as pdf flyers. For more information go to:

Written transripts of the videos is here:

The Best Australian Companies to Work for In 2021, According to LinkedIn

Looking to do something different? You wouldn’t be alone. According to data from SEEK, 41% of Australians say they are likely to change jobs in 2021, whether for reasons pertaining to salary, a changed interest, or in order to achieve a better work-life balance.

When looking for a new role, it’s not just the title that counts. More and more, people want to work for companies with an admirable culture or values aligned to their own; businesses with employee support programs like matched giving, training budgets and health and wellbeing programs.


At the Museum - School Holidays

Our interactive workshops make learning about science and culture lots of fun for up to 16 year olds.

There is something for everyone at the Australian Museum these January School Holidays! Play scientist for a day and explore the Australian Museum’s amazing fossil collections. Recreate ancient creatures and lost worlds in a Palaeo-art workshop or learn how to capture nature’s best angles in a photography workshop.

Book today and have a roaring good time these school holidays!

The Future Leaders Writing Prize

Closes 1 May 2022

The Future Leaders Writing Prize is designed to recognise and reward talented young writers. It aims to encourage expressive and creative writing. Year 11 and 12 students in Australian secondary schools are invited to submit a piece of writing (800 to 1,000 words). The writing can be fiction or non-fiction and on any topic. PRIZE In 2022, the award winner will receive $1,000. Where there is more than one winner the prize money will be shared. The winners of the Future Leaders Writing Prize will have their work published.

Please send all submissions electronically in a word document by 1 May 2022 to


5 study pathway quizzes to take while you wait for ATAR results

The following five quizzes will help you prep for tertiary study while you wait for university offers to roll in *fingers crossed* Finished Year 12 and navigating that awkward in between limbo life? Take our top pathway-themed quizzes to set yourself up for all the incoming results, offers and decisions coming for you over the next few weeks.

And if you’re feeling stressed about which course preferences you’ve picked?

9 tips for choosing the right professional referees

Referees are key to job search success. In a competitive job market adversely impacted by COVID-19, it pays to ensure the referees you’re putting forward are the most appropriate for the job you are applying for. Be strategic when putting forward someone to speak about your work, achievements, skills, and cultural fit for the job you are in the running for. Here are just a few tips that may help.


Top 5 motivation boosters

Do you have a PhD in Procrastination? We all struggle to get stuff done sometimes, but all it takes is 5 mins to get some motivation back. Our top 5 motivation tips will help you smash your goals and get back on track.

We all struggle to get stuff done sometimes, but all it takes is 5 mins to get some motivation back. Our top 5 motivation tips will help you smash your goals and get back on track.


5 apps to help you study at home

Exams. It’s a word that’ll get most people’s stomachs sinking and hearts fluttering. Exam anxiety can be really tough to tackle and it can affect anyone – from the most super-conscientious student to the last-minute crammer. While it’s a tough ask to eliminate exam stress completely, there are some study apps that can help make it all a little more manageable. Here are the best study apps to get you on the right track.


How to handle fear about the future: A guide for year 12 students

Life as a year 12 student was probably already stressful enough, and then along came the coronavirus (COVID-19) to add even more uncertainty. You may be finding the resulting situation really hard to deal with.

You might be experiencing fear of the future in the short term (next week, next term) as well as in the distant future (end of the year, 2021, and beyond). As a result, you’re likely experiencing a range of different emotions, including stress, fear, uncertainty, depression, frustration, anger and disappointment.

While these emotions are understandable, they are also very distracting and can have negative impacts on our health and mood. Worrying about the future gets in the way of enjoying and making the most of the present. Luckily, there are some strategies for managing our worries about the future so that we are able to re-focus on and enjoy the present as much as possible.

Defence Careers Information Session

4 December - Holsworthy Army Reserve Open Day

6 December - Mittagong: Defence Careers Information Session

7 December - Canberra: Women in Defence Information Session

7 December - Campbelltown: Women in Defence Information Session

7 December - Wollongong: Army Reserve Information Session

7 December - Sydney: Army Reserve Information Session

7 December - Adamstown: Army Reserve Information Session

7 December - Sydney: Virtual Army Reserve Information Session

7 December - Armidale: Army Reserve Information Session

7 December - Erina: Army Reserve Information Session

7 December - Coffs Harbour: Army Reserve Information Session

8 December - Tamworth: Women in Defence Information Session