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Careers Adviser: Julie Koranyi

May 2021



How much does it cost to study at Uni? From UAC

Dreaming about attending university but worried about the cost? There are government loans, Equity Scholarships and other kinds of financial assistance to help you with the costs of study.


Griffith University Online Chat Have your questions answered each weekday from 3 – 5 pm.

Our team of student advisers are available between 3 – 5 pm each weekday to chat with you about:

  • Subject pre-requisites and alternative pathways to University
  • Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee
  • Degree information
  • How to apply
  • Getting the most out of QTAC preferencing
  • Studying online


Western Sydney University Tours Beginning Soon

Western's highly successful Campus Tours kick off on 17 June.

Students, their parents and families and general public can view state-of-the-art facilities and hear from current students and staff about courses and degrees Western offers. Visit here for dates and campus locations:


Western Sydney University - Open Day

Sunday 15 August, 2021

This is a chance to discover everything Western has to offer. Explore course presentations, meet academics and current students, visit HSC hub and find out all about Western's early offer pathway, HSC True Reward. For details and to register your interest visit here:


How to Keep to a Budget While at University

If you think being a student means being poor, think again! With careful planning and a little self-restraint, you can learn to keep to a budget and not skimp on life’s necessities.


UNSW Galleries

May to July 2021

UNSW Galleries, Cnr Greens Rd & Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm

UNSW Galleries brings together the work of leading Australian and international practitioners, curators and writers working in contemporary art and design.

View the full upcoming program online, and highlighted May to July exhibitions below.

UNSW’s Degrees & Scholarships Information Evenings

· Tuesday,15 June

· Thursday, 17 June

This event shares what you need to know about applying for a UNSW degree as a Year 12 student.

Registrations are now open to Year 12s and parents for UNSW’s Degrees & Scholarships Information Evenings. Join us at our Kensington campus as we cover everything to know about finding the right degree for you at UNSW.


UNSW’s Regional & Interstate Degrees & Scholarships Online Information Evening

16 June. 6pm to 7pm

This online event shares what you need to know about applying for a UNSW degree as a Year 12 student from

regional New South Wales or interstate.

Registrations are now open for UNSW’s Regional & Interstate Degrees & Scholarships Information Evening. Join us on our livestream as we cover everything to know about finding the right degree for you at UNSW.

Why you should attend:

Get critical info on UAC, scholarships, admission and degrees.

The fun stuff won’t be missed, so you can start imagining uni student life.

We’ll keep it focused, you’ll just hear what’s important to know.

Current students will share their stories of transitioning from high school to uni, to give you a better idea of what to expect when you start.

UNSW - Student Accommodation – Which option is best for you?

3 June. 6.30pm

Moving to Sydney to study at UNSW, but unsure about accommodation?

This webinar will provide you with an overview of the types of accommodation available on and off-campus, delivered by Student Support Advisors, Student Accommodation staff, and current UNSW students. There will be an opportunity at the end to ask questions.

UON Open Foundation

Open Foundation is a free pathway program offered at the University of Newcastle for people who do not have the qualifications required for direct entry into an undergraduate degree program. Not only is Open Foundation designed to help you gain entry, it helps you develop the skills needed for successful study at a university level. We want to give you every chance to succeed, regardless of your background or level of previous education and to help you there are no tuition fees to complete the program.


Macquarie University's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entry Pathway (ASTIEP)

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entry Pathway (ATSIEP) is run by Walanga Muru - Macquarie University. This admissions pathway provides opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to study undergraduate level courses at Macquarie University and determines readiness for study or providing advice on alternative opportunities.

Applications are now open to commence study at Macquarie University in semester 1, 2022 (Note: interviews will commence from May 2021). Click here to apply now!

Bond University:  Year 12 early offers for 2022: How it works  

1.       Complete Bond’s direct online application, submitting results from your Semester 1 Year 12 report, as well as your Semester 1 and 2 Year 11 reports.

2.       Bond University will assess your application and high school grades against the minimum entry requirements for Bond's undergraduate* and diploma programs.

3.       If you meet the entry requirements, you receive an early offer that guarantees entry to Bond conditional on the completion of Year 12 and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for your program.

4.       When you successfully complete Year 12 and pass any prerequisite subjects, your offer becomes unconditional and you are officially a Bondy!

*Note: Bond's Medical Program is excluded from these revised entry requirements.  


Charles Sturt Parent Information Sessions

All our Parent Information Sessions will be evening events. Times will be confirmed closer to the dates.

· Albury-Wodonga – Tuesday 7 September 2021
· Bathurst – Tuesday 14 September 2021 
· Orange – Tuesday 7 September 2021
· Port Macquarie – Tuesday 14 September 2021
· Wagga Wagga – Monday 13 September 2021


CQ Post Year 12 Study Options Webinar

16 June. 4pm

Graduating high school and starting university is an exciting time for Year 12 students and we understand there is a lot of information needed to navigate this transition. Whether you're a Parent or a student in Year 12, we're here to help you get all the answers you need.

Join us at our Year 12 Parent Webinar where we will guide you through each step, and arm you with the information and resources you need. This webinar will give you a glimpse of what options students pursue after graduating Year 12 and provide helpful resources on making a career choice. You will also learn where to look for information on courses, entry requirements as well as detailed information about how to apply.


CQ Virtual Subject Selection Webinar

17 June. 3pm

Are you a student or parent of a student in grade 10 and considering what subjects you should choose for years 11 & 12?

Join us at our virtual subject selection expo where we will have everything you may need to know when considering what to do after school.

  • Information based on your career or school subject of interest.
  • Find out more about choosing your subjects, explore career pathways, and learn about pre-requisites required for uni courses
  • Learn about in-school study options such as our Start Uni Now (SUN) and Start Tafe Now (STN) programs
  • Live webinars for both parents and students


University of Canberra Webinar on August Early Offer Round

1 July. 5pm to 6pm

This webinar is a dedicated information session on the UC August Early Offer Round. 

Join the Domestic Recruitment Team as they provide an overview of the new admissions pathway, and have your questions answered. 

A recording of this webinar will be made available following this session.

UTS Undergraduate Engineering & IT - on campus tours

Throughout the month of June the UTS Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology will be offering on-campus tours of our Engineering and Information Technology facilities.

Tour dates:

Thursday 3 June: 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Wednesday 16 June: 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Tuesday 22 June: 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Wednesday 30 June: 10.00am - 1.30pm

Check out the state-of-the-art UTS Engineering and IT building! Guided by one of our students, you will explore the facilities and study spaces that are available for engineering and IT students at UTS.

Reminder –UTS Apply for the Engineering and IT Work Experience Program

Apply by 31 May

Gain an insight into a career in engineering or IT - 22-26 Nov 2021

Get hands-on experience with this 5-day program designed to give you an insight into what it’s like to choose a career in engineering or IT.
You’ll get to take part in a range of workshops (including computer science, cyber security, biomedical engineering, electronics engineering, civil engineering and more) as well as spend time with current UTS students and academics from UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT.


Experience ACU - Canberra

6 July 2021

9:30 am-1:00 pm

Join our free Experience ACU event. Tailored to your study area of interest, these sessions will give you an insight into life as a uni student.

While on campus, you can participate in hands-on workshops, meet staff and current students, and learn about industries and careers while soaking up the campus atmosphere


Experience ACU - Blacktown

30 June 2021

9:30 am-1:00 pm


Experience ACU - North Sydney

6 July 2021

9:30 am-1:00 pm


ACU - I did not get the ATAR / OP / rank

It's OK if your final school result wasn't what you were hoping for. We've got your back. Use our list of alternative entry pathways to assess your options and create a plan. A pathway is an extra qualification or test you take in addition to your application that helps you meet your course entry requirements.

An entry program is a way of boosting the success of your first application if you meet certain criteria with your schooling or personal background.


ACU - I am an elite athlete or performer

The Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) is designed to give students who are top sporting or artistic performers the tools they need to achieve balance across their active and academic lives.

The program comes with a range of benefits, including:

  • adjustment factors to your entry score
  • priority class allocation
  • academic support and flexibility (deferred exams, extensions, special considerations)
  • access to financial scholarships and competition/travel grants
  • networking and career development opportunities

The program is administered annually, so all EAPP students need to reapply each year to maintain access throughout their study.

You can learn more by visiting elite athlete and performer support.

Elite athlete and performer support


Guarantee your place at ACU 

Grab a place even before your Year 12 exams. The ACU Guarantee program offers eligible Year 12 students a place at ACU based on your Year 11 results. Applications will open June 2021.


UNSW Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme – Keep an eye open on this one

Undergraduate Alternate Admissions Pathways

 At UNSW Engineering we strive for a better world, driven by our graduates who are passionate in creating solutions for humanity through their diverse perspectives.   

We know that things don’t always go to plan, and we recognise that your passion for Engineering and your performance in relevant subjects may not be reflected in your ATAR. We are pleased to offer you the Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme (FEAS) to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your passion for engineering and performance in relevant subjects to support your ATAR.   

FEAS is an alternative pathway for students who want to study at UNSW but don’t meet the Guaranteed Entry Rank (GE).You should apply for the Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme if you’re expecting an ATAR between 83.00 and 90.95 and want to study at UNSW. FEAS applies to most UNSW Engineering undergraduate programs, including our double degrees with a Guaranteed Entry Rank (GE) of 91. Students who are applying for the Bachelor of Food Science (Hons) program can submit a FEAS application with an ATAR of 80 and upwards.


UNSW Girls in Engineering Cybersecurity Workshop July 2021

When we think of security, most of us would automatically think about anything that locks. With the increased reliance on technology, cybersecurity is becoming a hot industry. Our GIE Club Cybersecurity workshop will be taking place in the second week of the winter school holidays, so fill out the Expression of Interest form below to receive an email when registrations open to make sure you don't miss out!


UNSW Join the Girls in Engineering Club

The Girls in Engineering Club is free to join – sign up today to receive our monthly newsletters packed with inspiring content and activities!

GIE Club members get…

  • Exclusive invitations to Girls in Engineering Club events​
  • Monthly inspo delivered to your email, featuring profiles of female engineers, study tips and more!​
  • Opportunities to be mentored by female engineering students ​
  • Access to a closed Facebook community to connect with likeminded girls​
  • Regular workshops and challenges


From University of Sydney - Dos and don’ts of HSC subject selection

It's time to start thinking about your future career and planning what elective subjects to study in Year 11 and 12. Learn about scaling, get advice on how to make the right decisions and start planning early.


Mathematics Prerequisites Course Listing – University of Sydney

All you need to know about our mathematics prerequisites

We have mathematics prerequisites for some courses to help you thrive in your degree and prepare you for future career challenges.

The mathematics course prerequisites will apply to you if you are applying:

  • with an Australian state or territory secondary education (Year 12 or high school) qualification, such as the NSW HSC, undertaken in or outside Australia
  • with any other recognised secondary education (high school) qualification, such as the IB Diploma or GCE A Levels, undertaken in Australia.


University of Sydney - Become a Dalyell Scholar

23 June. 4pm

Our Dalyell Scholars stream gives high-achieving students access to a range of enrichment opportunities that will challenge you alongside your talented peers.
Join us online to learn about the exciting opportunities available to our Dalyell Scholars, including engaging in experiences that will enhance your academic abilities, develop leadership capabilities and expand your global network.

The University of Melbourne Webinar - Career Conversations: Psychology

8 June. 4pm – 5pm

Join Dr Simon Cropper, Graduate Diploma in Psychology Course Coordinator, as he guides you through what psychology looks like today (we’ll give you a hint – it’s more than just clinical psychology) and the many options that are available to students who are fascinated by psychology. We hope this webinar will help you choose the pathway that is right for you. Simon loves taking questions from the audience, so there will be opportunity for a Q and A.

This webinar will discuss opportunities for graduate study. If you are interested in undergraduate study, please see information about our undergraduate degrees.


No Testing Required for 2021-22 US University Admissions

This is great news for year 12 students who may not have left enough time to sit or re-sit the SAT or ACT and who are interested in studying in the US!

US university application requirements for current year 12 students changed due to the pandemic. For the second consecutive year, most US universities will not require students to submit an SAT or ACT test result as part of the application process. Although there are a few institutions for which this does not apply, this is a giant step in the world of admissions.

Universities are still able to gain a solid understanding of an applicant without the test scores due to the holistic admission process. University admission teams will put further emphasis on the other required components of the application such as an applicant’s courses and earned marks (transcripts) dating back to year nine. Admission teams may also review the letters of recommendation through a new lens, as they strive to learn more about the applicant as an individual. As in the past, the personal statement will continue to be the sole place an applicant can determine what they want to convey to the admission team. For this reason, perhaps more significant time and reflection is required in crafting the personal statement.




TAFE NSW - TAFE NSW Degrees Scholarships Program

2022 TAFE NSW is excited to announce the launch of its inaugural Degrees Scholarship Program for 2022! Five generous scholarships are on offer for students who will commence studying their bachelor degree next year. Application dates and further details will be released soon.  Register your interest to be the first to hear :



Secure the future with a TAFE NSW Bachelor of IT Degree (Network Security)

The rise of cybercrime has created an unprecedented demand for professionals who can secure and monitor IT systems and protect personal and organisational privacy in cyberspace. The Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) will allow you to develop your skills in communication, problem solving and critical thinking.

This degree prepares students to sit for recognised industry certifications (such as CISCO, CCNA, and CCNP).

Alternatively, you can complete a Diploma of Information Technology by completing all first year subjects in the degree.


NSW Fashion Design Studio TAFE

With a list of alumni that reads like a ‘who’s who’ of Australian fashion, the TAFE NSW Fashion Design Studio (FDS) in Ultimo is a “fashion school of excellence.” Consistently ranked in the top 20 fashion design schools worldwide*, FDS has over 60 years of creating fashion design excellence.

FDS also has established partnerships with International Design Institutes in India, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Sweden and the United States that allow final year students the opportunity to complete a fourth year overseas and gain an international degree.

No matter what area of fashion you want to be involved in – be it design, couture, tailoring, patternmaking and construction, styling or media – FDS gives you the skills, experience and exposure you need to be a cut above.


Culinary Apprentice Mentor Program

HTN have successfully employed, mentored and supported more than 12,000 apprentice chefs to date so we are very well positioned to provide a proven, specialist mentoring service to apprentice chefs employed across NSW and the ACT. This will be experienced Chef Mentors providing onsite support and industry advice to apprentice chefs in order to improve the apprenticeship completion rates associated with the hospitality industry. CALL 1300 139 108




Sydney Actors School Acting Application and Audition Monologues

Do you have stories to tell? Do you love to collaborate with passionate and creative people? Is acting what you want to do with your life? Do you need guidance and opportunity to ‘make it’?

If your dream is to build a thriving career in the screen, stage and media industry, then Sydney Actors School is almost certainly the acting school for you.

Minimum 18 years of age preferred. Applicants turning 18 years of age in the year of admission will be considered through an interview and audition process. As a domestic student, you must have Australian or New Zealand citizenship, Australian permanent residency or similarly hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa. International students are furthermore welcome to apply to our acting and musical theatre courses– see our international students page if you need to know more about visa application and other requirements for study at Sydney Actors School.

AIE Open Day

15 August

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation, film and visual effects at the AIE Open Day on Sun 15th August, 2021. AIE will be running this event on campus and online.

AIE Campuses in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra will be open for you to check out the facilities, meet our teachers and see our student work. We will also be holding a livestream of our Open Day for prospective students interested in studying online.

We will be covering everything you need to know about the:

  • careers in games and VFX that we train students for;
  • studios and industries that we work with;
  • courses we offer - from beginners to professional mastery, and;
  • the software, skills and knowledge we teach.

AIE's Open Day will also include presentations on entry requirements and how to apply. Find out how AIE can get you into a creative career.

Meet the Producer - Events at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment

3 June. 6pm

Beau graduated the Design course in 2017. Beau joined Nightjar growing in the company as he brought his experience in the wholly interactive medium of video games alongside his enthusiasm for people, to the world of digital production & management. Join us to talk about his amazing journey.


Designing Better Futures: Moving Magic with Mark Lamb

2 June. 4.30pm to 5.30pm

The JMC series on all things design - Join us to learn more about Animation in UX!

Mark is a freelance UX designer and startup advisor with nearly 20 years of experience in visual, interaction, and motion design. Previously, he served in design leadership roles at Google, Uber, and Adobe in San Francisco.

In this talk Mark shares his journey from studying Multimedia in Brisbane to helping shape some of the biggest game-changing digital products of all time in Silicon Valley. He'll discuss what's important to have a successful career, how motion helps "make magic" at Uber, and the 8 areas to use animation in digital product design.

Short Courses Le Cordon Bleu Sydney

Le Cordon Bleu Australia offers a range of one and two day culinary discoveries for those with a passion for the art of cooking. These culinary workshops give home cooks, aspiring chefs and food enthusiasts hands-on opportunities to learn the techniques and skills to create professional dishes in the home environment.
Le Cordon Bleu Gourmet Short Courses are non-accredited / non-award courses. These are not CRICOS registered courses and cannot be offered to an international student on a student visa. Participants receive a Certificate of Participation from Le Cordon Bleu CordonTec.

Le Cordon Bleu High School Residential

6 to 8 July

We're opening our doors to high school students in Years 11 & 12, to experience a ‘day in the life’ at one of the world’s leading culinary and hospitality institutions to provide a taste of what a future career in global hospitality will be like.

Meet lecturers and Le Cordon Bleu professionals, hear from industry experts, discover what Le Cordon Bleu hospitality management degree programmes involve and experience hands-on culinary arts with our chefs.

Inquire now about this residential designed to take your passion for hospitality, gastronomy and management to the next level ...and join us at Le Cordon Bleu Sydney!



Physical Aptitude Test - FireFit Training Guide from NSW Fire and Rescue

As firefighters, we put life first and we train to get it right.

Firefighting is a physically demanding occupation. Tasks include carrying heavy loads including personal protective equipment, handling temperature extremes, variable terrains and confined spaces, all of which impose unique physical and physiological demands upon firefighters.

The FireFit Training Guide is based on an eight to 12-week program, depending on each individual’s fitness level, and is available to help eligible candidates prepare for the Fire and Rescue NSW Physical Aptitude Test (PAT)*.

We have created a series of exercise focused videos called “Train Like a Firefighter” that will show you how each exercise relates to the physical demands required of firefighters.


Eligibility Quiz for the NSW Police Force

Take the quiz to see if you may be eligible to commence an application to the NSW Police Force.


AFP Recruitment Public Group Facebook

If you are keen to join the Australian Federal Police Force, join this group and keep an eye on developments here.


Careers in the Thoroughbred Industry

Wanting to pursue a rewarding career with thoroughbreds? Watch this very useful video.


HSC Careers Expo

3 to 6 June

·         Information and resources for the HSC

·         Information about tertiary study, university, TAFE and training courses

·         Career advice

·         Study advice

·         Employment advice and opportunities

·         Apprenticeship and traineeship advice

·         International exchange and gap year programs


Western Sydney Careers Expo

24 to 27 June

·         Information and resources for the HSC

·         Information about tertiary study, university, TAFE and training courses

·         Career advice

·         Study advice

·         Employment advice and opportunities

·         Apprenticeship and traineeship advice

·         International exchange and gap year programs


UN Youth - Junior Leadership Weekend Registrations for 2021 Express Your Interest

September 2021
Sydney Academy of Sports and Recreation, Narrabeen

If you are interested in Junior Leadership Weekend 2021, please complete the Expression of Interest Form.

Are you in Years 7 – 8 and passionate about making change in your community? Come to Junior Leadership Weekend 2021!

In September 2021, more than 100 students from across NSW will come together to take part in Junior Leadership Weekend. You will learn about leadership, diplomacy and advocacy in the context of a yet to be revealed theme of international importance. You will form connections and friendships with a diverse array of students and work with them to deliver change in your local communities, and beyond.






Evatt NSW - Australia’s Premier Debating and Diplomacy Competition

Now open for registration 

Registrations are still OPEN for the 2021 Evatt Competition.

If you’d like to participate, grab a friend and register NOW via the form below!

Tuesday 8 June, 10am-2pm | Newcastle Grammar
Friday 11 June, 1-5pm | James Ruse Agricultural High School
Saturday 12 June, 9am-1pm | Loreto Kirribilli

The New South Wales Evatt Competition is the NSW State round of the UN Youth Australia Evatt Competition, Australia’s premier debating and diplomacy competition. Evatt is a Model United Nations Security Council diplomacy competition for students in Years 9-12. It aims to educate young people about Australia’s place in the world and empower them as active citizens by developing public speaking, negotiation, teamwork, research, and diplomatic skills. 

The competition takes the form of a mock session of the UN Security Council. Teams of two students debate, amend, and vote on resolutions from the perspective of the country they are assigned. Teams will be allocated one of the fifteen countries that are members of the United Nations Security Council in 2021. The students judged the most effective diplomats proceed to the next round.

The competition is named after the notable Herbert “Doc” Evatt, who was an Australian High Court Justice and a leading Federal politician who became President of the UN General Assembly and helped draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

'Unearthed' - art in archaeology and anthropology.

Mon 14 Jun 2021, 9am – Sat 26 Jun 2021, 4.55.59pm

'Unearthed' is an exhibition exploring the intersection between art, archaeology and anthropology through works created by students and academics from the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the College of Asia and the Pacific. 'Unearthed' examines the role that imagery in its myriad forms plays in archaeology and anthropology: in terms of how those researchers present, analyse and record their findings, how they interpret others' findings and data, and how imagery shapes their understanding of the past. This imagery takes the form of mapping, illustrating, photographing and modelling. In this exhibition, archaeology and anthropology students and academics represent examples of these through their own artworks.


Student Exchange Australia & New Zealand Information Sessions

Wednesday, 9 June 2021. 7.30pm AEST (Sydney) / 9.30pm New Zealand

Thursday, 24 June 2021. 5.30pm AEST (Sydney) / 7.30pm New Zealand

Tuesday, 20 July 2021. 7.30pm AEST (Sydney) / 9.30pm New Zealand

Wednesday, 11 August 2021. 5.30pm AEST (Sydney) / 7.30pm New Zealand 

Thursday, 26 August 2021. 7.30pm AEST (Sydney) / 9.30pm New Zealand

Over 25 Countries as options. If you would like to find out more information on our programs, please come along to one of our free information evenings listed below. Student Exchange Australia New Zealand holds free information evenings around Australia each year.

  • Come and meet our staff
  • Hear comprehensive information on all aspects of exchange
  • Listen to former exchange students talk about their experiences


Camp Counsellors USA Zoom

Thursday 17th June. 7:00pm

Ever wanted to be a Summer Camp Counselor? Tune in to our online Zoom information event to learn all you need to know about being a role model, leader and hero to campers. CCUSA’s programs run in the USA, Canada, the UK, Russia and Croatia. Camps are looking to hire Aussies for their 2022 summer seasons.

Meeting ID: 853 8545 7319
Passcode: 872045

Join Zoom Meeting

Jobted Australia

Need advice with career pathways and work transitions? WE CAN HELP! The new Jobted career profiles pages will give you unbiased information about many careers, their responsibilities, the working conditions and what training and qualifications are needed to achieve your career goals. Check out :