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Careers Adviser: Julie Koranyi

Careers Adviser: Julie Koranyi

13 February 2020



ANU Applications 2021

Direct applications for 2021 will open in March 2020 for all domestic school leavers. There is no application fee, students will be required to meet the co-curricular or service requirement, and they will apply for admission, guaranteed accommodation, and over 200 scholarships all in one application. For more information:

University of Melbourne 2020 Updates

Important updates on how to apply, Scholarships, events information for the year.

Click here.


UNSW United Nations Workshops

27 March

Or 26 June

Law Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW

Do you dream of being part of the United Nations, or making a difference in how world events play out? Join us for our UNSW Arts & Law United Nations Workshop.

In collaboration with the UNSW United Nations Society, this unique opportunity will enable you to learn about the work and operation of the United Nations through a Model UN (MUN) - a simulation of the debate and diplomacy which occurs in the UN’s real General Assembly.

If you’re in Years 10-12, come and be inspired by addressing and resolving real world issues affecting our global society – building your skills in diplomacy, negotiation and public speaking.

Click here for more details.


UNSW 360 Virtual Tour

Tour through UNSW on your mobile or PC. Explore the different departments and see what University life is like. Imagine yourself enjoying the experience of studying in a tertiary environment and making new friends along the way. Some of the greatest things happening on this planet are being developed in the labs and study rooms at UNSW. Check it out here:


University of Sydney 360 degree tour

Enjoy looking across all parts of the university in any direction you choose. Look at what university life is like across the lecture rooms, activities, research labs, sport and much more.

Cochlear Autumn School of Engineering

20-24 April

For Year 11&12 Students studying Adv/Ext Maths; Physics/Chemistry. Engineering Studies an advantage but not compulsory. 5 Day program visiting 5 x Unis & 5 x organisations. Meet Engineers; Graduates & Uni Students & Lecturers. Learn about opportunities & career paths DETAILS: limit 4 students per school; For Regional Students. E:

During the day the students will visit the following universities and split into smaller groups for problem solving activities that range across Engineering disciplines.

▪   University of Sydney

▪   Western Sydney University

▪   University of NSW

▪   Macquarie University

▪   University of Technology Sydney

 They will visit the following engineering organisations:-   (to be confirmed)

▪   RAAF Richmond  (Defence/Mechanical/Electrical/Aerospace)

▪   Cochlear (biomed/mechatronic/mechanical/materials/sound & acoustics)

▪   TfNSW


▪   Thales

*Autumn School is not a residential course, however, we have arranged 20 subsidised packages for Regional students. Based across the road from UTS (our daily meeting point) includes 5 nights accommodation, breakfast each morning and dinners each night.  There will be 2 Engineers Australia Staff onsite at the hotel.

VIP: attendance at CASE2020 is recognised by NSW Universities and serves to support students’ application into Engineering Degree courses.


UTS Girls in STEM May 2020

21 May, 2020. 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Engineering and IT Building, Building 11 Broadway

This one-day event provides an opportunity for female students to explore different areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Design and Building. Students participate in a range of hands-on activities plus they get an inside look at life as a student and professional in the STEM.

Charles Sturt Advantage 2020

The Charles Sturt Advantage is back in 2020. Year 12 students can gain a conditional offer to study at Charles Sturt University through demonstrating a variety of soft skills. Applications open 1 June and close on 31 August. Students can register their interest at the link below. For more information 1800 ASK CSU.:

Charles Sturt University Medicine Information Night

Come and hear all about Charles Sturt University's new Doctor of Medicine. Find out about admissions, UCAT, and rural or Indigenous entry as well as CSU's brand new facilities and Orange campus life. Contact or 1800 ASK CSU Register :

UCAT Workshop

MedEntry will be running a two day UCAT workshop at UTS Broadway campus on 7-8 March 2020. You will be taught by Dr Ray Boyapati, MBBS (1st Hons), MD (Research, Edinburgh), FRACP (Gastroenterology). Dr Ray is a Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist & Endoscopist at Monash Health and is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University. He is your perfect medical school mentor. Details at :

Study Medicine Resource – Free Parent Information to Assist Your Son/Daughter Applying for Medicine.

Study Medicine has helpful information for parents – including the ATAR Scaling Guide

10 Step Application Guide .

Parents can also understand university deadlines for medicine applications by reading the latest deadline information :


ANU Tuckwell Scholarship - Be on the Mailing List

One of the most prestigious scholarships in Australia. The program has a focus on giving back to Australia and is the only one of its kind that nurtures Scholars to fulfil their broader community ambitions over and above the pursuit of an undergraduate degree.


Sydney UTASMedical Programs

Darlinghurst campus

The University of Tasmania's Darlinghurst campus is located in Sydney's inner city and is serviced regularly by public transport. Nursing within the School of Health Sciences offers the two year fast track Bachelor of Nursing course through the Darlinghurst campus in partnership with the St Vincent's and Mater Health Services.

The University's Darlinghurst campus is co-located on the site of the St Vincent's Hospital Darlinghurst campus. St Vincent's Hospital is Australia's second oldest hospital and has a long history as a premier teaching hospital. A major public and principal referral hospital, it specialises in heart/lung transplantation, bone marrow transplantation, cardiology, cancer, HIV medicine, respiratory medicine, mental health as well as drug and alcohol services.

Rozelle campus

The University of Tasmania's Rozelle campus is located in the inner western suburbs of Sydney, in close proximity to the Sydney central business district and regularly serviced by public transport. The Rozelle campus is part of the Callan Park Precinct, which is known as the old Rozelle Psychiatric Hospital, now no longer used for this purpose. There are numerous government organisations within the precinct including Ambulance Service of New South Wales headquarters and community education departments.

The University's School of Medicine offers the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice through the Rozelle campus and this course is supported by the Ambulance Service of New South Wales. The School of Medicine at the Rozelle campus aims to provide the community with sound, comprehensive out-of-hospital care through the development of paramedic students conversant in the field of paramedic practice.

The University's School of Health Sciences offers the fast track two year Bachelor of Nursing course through the Rozelle campus in partnership with the Sydney Local Health District, South Western Sydney Local Health District ,  South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.


Apply Now - Experience in 2020 a week as a Marine Biologists - UTAS Marine Discovery Scholarship

This predominately field-based unit consists of 5 days on picturesque Maria Island on the Tasmanian East Coast. The unit is open to 24 students and is designed to engage, challenge, excite and inspire you through a hands-on marine science program. It will encourage you to explore issues threatening biodiversity as well as the productivity of the marine system. Climate change, invasive species, pollution, debris and their associated social and economic impacts will be covered. Apply here:


2020 University of Newcastle Science & Engineering Challenge

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a nationwide STEM outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with communities, Rotary clubs, universities and sponsors. Through the Challenge, students experience aspects of Science and Engineering which they would not usually see in their school environment. The Challenge runs a range of programs but focuses on inspiring students in year 10 to consider a future career in science and engineering by choosing to study the enabling sciences and mathematics in years 11 and 12.  See below for your nearest venue for an event.

There is a location nearest to you here:

Main site at:



University of Sydney - Coming soon - Earth Hour 2020

Soon we will be announcing a special Earth Hour event presented to you by the School of Geosciences - stay tuned.

Every year hundreds of millions of people around the world in more than 7,000 cities in over 180 countries, take part in this amazing global conservation event.

The School of Geosciences joins communities around the world participating in a wide range of activities to show they care about our planets future.



Summer in Oxford Program

International Summer In Oxford offers high school students between the ages of 14 to 19 an exclusive opportunity to catch a glimpse of studying at prestigious universities in the United Kingdom. Participants spend part of their summer in an academically renowned city, studying a subject of their choice, and attending workshops focusing on the university preparation and application process.

Summer I: 5 July – 18 July 2020
Summer II: 19 July – 1 August 2020
Summer III: 2 August – 15 August 2020
Summer IV: 16 August – 29 August 2020

To apply, simply fill out the application form online.

You can also download our PDF application form, fill it out and mail it back to us.

To apply:


Open Universities Australia

Study a university degree online and at your own pace. When you choose Open Universities Australia, you get more than online study. You get to choose between some of Australia’s leading universities such as RMIT, Macquarie, Swinburne and many more. You can pick a degree, work your way through the course when and where it suits you (that’s the beauty of online education), and then graduate with the same qualification as an on-campus student.




New Year, New Career or Hobby? TAFE Short Courses are the Answer

Whether you want to refresh your skills, learn new ones or start a new hobby, a short course is a rewarding and enjoyable way to help you get the skills you need:

TAFE - Get your 2020 Career Guide delivered straight to your inbox

Click the link, fill in the form and you will receive your free career guide click here.


TAFE Degrees

Achieve your academic and career goals with TAFE NSW Higher Education degrees or articulation and credit transfer from diploma study into degree programs.


HSC & Tertiary Preparation at TAFE

Many areas of study require you to have attained your Higher School Certificate (HSC). If you did not complete your schooling, for whatever reason, you can still achieve your study goals by completing HSC or Tertiary Preparation studies through TAFE Digital.

We are passionate about helping students to unlock their dream careers, by providing courses that equip them with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to get them there. By offering our HSC courses and other Preparation for Work & Further Study Courses via online correspondence around Australia, you also can enjoy the ultimate flexibility in your studies.


Master Chefs of the Future - HTN Apprentice Chef Opportunities

The largest recruitment Group Training Organisation in Australia for future apprentice chefs. We encourage, support, promote, develop the vocational skills of young people who wish to pursue a career in a range of food service industries.

Express your interest and contact them at:


Over 1000 Apprenticeships & Traineeships now available 

Group Training Organisations (GTOs) have over 1000 open apprenticeships and traineeships across the Sydney Metro and Regional areas. Many targeting school leavers. For more information and to contact a local GTO and visit:



Aviation Australia Cabin Crew Career Training – Register Your Interest

20 April - 15 May 2020

20 April - 1 May 2020

25 May - 12 August 2020

25 May - 1 July 2020

Discover how you can travel for a living at an Aviation Australia Cabin Crew Career Session. Find out how to excel in a career as a flight attendant, speak to industry experts and learn about the world class training aids on offer. Come along to a Cabin Crew Career Information Session to talk to experts about how we can help you take to the skies.

JMC Academy Sydney Campus Enquiry

Career opportunities in the growing areas of Animation, Film and TV, Music, Songwriting, Game Design, Entertainment Management, Audio Engineering and Digital Design or if you want a private tour of their Ultimo campus, email to:


Becoming a Creative Professional Masterclass
25 February

JMC Academy Sydney, 561 Harris St, Ultimo

Led by  Australian Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Graphic Designer and Photographer, Michael Carpenter, this masterclass will explore a variety of avenues to get students started on their careers outside and during their Uni degree. First up Michael will cover general concepts such as developing your public profile, show reels, social media perceptions and strategies, through to some financial basics when starting your own business, including learning how to charge for your services, and being aware of your tax and debt commitments. Lastly he'll discuss the psychology of dealing with clients, building a client base, and refining your professional practices. The 2 hour class will conclude with a thorough Q and A, so bring along your questions!


Journalism Micro-Courses

Jschool has added two micro-courses to its suite of journalism-related units - open to senior secondary students. Each 4-week online unit gives a basic foundation with considerable feedback to enable ongoing solo study. The units are Teeline Shorthand Basics and Keys to Journalism. Units are run in April, June, September and December 2020, at $299 per unit. Call 1300 859 975. Or visit:


NIDA Work Experience Program

What's it like to study at NIDA? What skills do you need for a career in performing arts? In 2020 NIDA offers non-Acting work experience to students interested in design, making, building, sewing, lighting, sound. NIDA's work experience program offers Year 10 and 11 students the chance to spend a week in Kensington, Sydney to observe and, where possible, participate in classes. Apply :


Macleay Journalism Student Wins Best Text-Based Story at 2019 Ossie Awards 

Macleay College is pleased to announce that its Journalism student, Indi Brummelen, has won Best Text-Based Story at the recent Ossie Awards. Read more about Indi’s award and the Ossie’s her -


White Card Training On Campus

White Card Training On Campus $99 per student. Delivered by experienced trainers who know how to make this course interesting and engaging. Call Now 02 4382 3055 or


White Card Training

To book your white card course or first aid for 2020 call us on  1300 400 647.


AFTT Film & Acting Open Day

9 May. 9.30am to 2.30pm

41 Holt Street, Surry Hills

Experience Australia’s most exciting creative arts academy, where taking risks is expected, pushing boundaries is encouraged, and collaboration is key.

If you’re searching for information about a career in Film, Acting or Stage Management then come along to our open day in May and learn how to build your creative future.


Whitehouse Campus Tour for Fashion or Interior Design

Our campus tours give you the opportunity to visit either our Sydney or Melbourne campuses, meet staff and students and gain in-depth information on our courses, teaching and student life. You will be able to ask questions about the course, see the studios and facilities and get a taste of the creative atmosphere at Whitehouse.


Interior Design - Coco Republic Design School Online, Day or Evening Course Options

24 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria

Unleash your creative potential doing a short course or on-line specialising in developing your interior design and decorating skills. See the full year of options at:

Open Day at Avondale - Teaching, Nursing, Arts, Business and Ministry and Theology

10 June

Open Day is an opportunity for you to realise your potential and immerse yourself in the Avondale experience. Explore the possibilities and discover what 2020 could hold for you. Hear from current students, lecturers and staff and find out everything you need to know about studying at college.
Your day will include:

  • Tours of our Lake Macquarie campus
  • Interactive course sessions
  • Information about courses, scholarships, applying, alternate entry options and student life
  • Sessions on HSC lectures and study tips
  • Career profiling to help find the best course for you
  • An information expo
  • Free lunch

Offering accredited degrees in Teaching, Nursing, Arts, Business and Ministry and Theology, as well as VET courses in Outdoor Recreation and our pathway option - General Studies. Avondale also has catered, on-campus accommodation available. Call admissions on 02 4980 2377. Visit below to register:



The Sydney US & UK University Expo

March 14 1pm to 5pm

SMC Conference & Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney

Crimson’s  biggest event for the year. Get crucial advice from recent student admits and speak with world leading admission experts at the US & UK University Expo!

Put the world's top universities like Harvard, Yale, Oxford and Stanford within your reach!

Perfect for students in Years 7-12, parents and teachers, this will be a day that could dramatically change your future. The link to the event is here:


InspirED’s HSC Kickstart Seminars at Macquarie University


Designed to set you up for success in your HSC year, these sessions will give you a detailed, in-depth understanding of what HSC Markers are looking for, address key content within each core/module and give you access to potential HSC questions and answers/solutions. Cost: $25 for 1.5 hours. Register here:

Generation Entrepreneur - Startup 101, A High School Entrepreneurship Program

Generation Entrepreneur’s Startup 101 is an entrepreneurship program that has impacted almost 1000 students in 2019. Designed as a business-building competition, it challenges students to think critically, creatively and collaborate with peers. The content can be tailored for the curriculum for subjects in Commerce & Business Studies.

One for the horse lovers! Applications for the Fast Track traineeship program opening soon

Applications for Fast Track 2020 will open at the end of January. The 12-month program sees successful applicants commence a full-time traineeship with a reputable stud farm, while studying a Cert III in Horse Breeding. Open to students 18 years & over this is a great opportunity for anyone with a passion for horses. For more info visit the link below or oemail


2021 UK Gap Year Program Paid Position In UK Boarding School - LETZ LIVE

UK Gap Year program for 2021 placements closes 20th March. An amazing opportunity to travel, make new friends & work in a respected boarding school. All positions are paid positions. Receive full accommodation, food & all training. All support from our Australian & UK offices. Students to apply online via  the link below or contact for more information.

Formula 1 and Logistics

Formula 1 requires some of the most complex levels of logistics planning you’ll find in any sport. It’s a good reminder that without top level logistics and planning solution, one of the world's most spectacular sports would come to a screeching halt. Consider a career in logistics.

Schoolies Unearthed 2020 - Travel Overseas for Schoolies Week. New Destinations Added

Want to travel overseas for Schoolies next year? Grab your mates and find out more about Schoolies Unearthed 2020 trips to VANUATU, NEPAL, BORNEO or VIETNAM. Travel with a leader and explore an amazing new country, while giving back to a developing community. Applications OPEN online at: the link below or email

Don’t miss out on cutting edge Science - Science Alert – CSIRO Events

A one stop shop for some of the best science events in the country if not the world! There’s something for almost everyone here. Go to:

Mission Australia –Transition to Work –Trainees & Apprentices

If you’ve left school early or have had difficulty finding work after school, our Transition to Work service can help you to build your skills and confidence and support you into work or education, including apprenticeships or traineeships. We’ll work together on a Job plan that helps you achieve your education or employment goals.

Defence Forces Nearest to You This Week

17 Feb – Wollongong – Women in Defence

17 Feb – Sydney - Defence Info

18 Feb – Newcastle – ADFA

18 Feb – Canberra – ADFA

19 Feb – Sydney – ADFA

20 Feb – Wollongong – ADFA


Love Flying? Ask your parents to start planning 2021 - Avalon International Airshow

26 to 28 February 2021

This super event will feature flight simulators, a variety of ground and air displays, and lots of other exciting aviation exhibits to check out. Along with a range of ADF aircraft and vehicles on display, you can get up close with Military Working Dogs and try your hand at our virtual reality experience. There will also be the opportunity to meet and speak to current serving ADF members and get your questions answered.


Sydney Writers Festival Student Sessions 2020

29 April

Join the 2020 Festival’s brightest minds for a thought-provoking program of talks, specially curated to complement the school curriculum in ways that inform, challenge and inspire.

With sessions led by world-renowned writers and respected social commentators across film, theatre, journalism, television, literature and more, our Student Sessions program is rich in opportunities for secondary school students. It builds on students’ classroom learning, extends their capacity for critical thinking, and engages them in thoughtful discussion and meaningful debate. Each talk runs for 45 minutes and all sessions are stand-alone – we invite you to create your own schedule of sessions. Book here:


Study smarter this year – Good Advice

Marty Lobdells “Study Less Study Smart” video.


The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

AIEF provides scholarships that enable Indigenous students to attend leading Australian schools and universities, as well as mentoring and career support to ensure students make a successful transition from school to further studies or employment, productive careers and fulfilling lives

View the scholarship and educational benefits for indigenous students at:


Big Science Competition

Register by 22 April

Running from  20 to 29 May

Yr7 to Yr 10 - Enjoy solving scientific problems. It’s a 50 minute, multiple choice competition testing critical thinking and problem solving skills, not just factual recall, so you can find out what’s really going on inside their heads. Questions are set in real-life, contemporary contexts, making them relatable (and interesting). Take a look at some sample questions. Track their performance against state or national averages.


Country Education Foundation Scholarship Support

A scholarship can help you get on your way to achieving your further study dreams by covering the costs of textbooks, course fees, equipment, accommodation and living costs. Search for your opportunities here:


Future Teachers Scholarship Opportunities

Closes 24 April

Value - $4,000. The NSW Teachers Federation Future Teacher Scholarships Committee will award 15 scholarships worth $4,000 each to successful applicants across the following five (5) categories: 

  • Future teachers (Open to all applicants); 
  • Future teachers who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; 
  • Future teachers from a rural or remote area (significant distance from the nearest tertiary institution);
  • Future teachers in their first year of a teacher education program; and 
  • Future teachers from a Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE).

Where possible, applications should be made online:

Information here:


How to stand out without work experience

Tips on how to get experience to impress an employer. It can be hard to get a job if you have no work experience. There are some things you can do to get work experience, even if you haven’t worked in a paying job yet. These things will help you stand out without work experience.

2020 Kickstart HSC Science Workshops – Biology , Chemistry, Physics

A workshop for HSC science students

Kickstart workshops give HSC students a chance to do experiments and demonstrations of key ideas in the syllabus that are difficult to do in the classroom.

2020 Lake Macquarie Newcastle Career Expo

14 May

Newcastle Racecourse

Advice from Uni, TAFE and other tertiary education, trades, businesses and career support agencies.


2020 Western Sydney Careers Expo

Thursday 25 June - Friday 26 June, 9am-3pm

Saturday 27 June - Sunday 28 June, 9am-3pm

The Dome, Sydney Showground, Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park

Universities, TAFE, gap year and employment opportunities. $10 per person or $12 at the door.

  • Information and resources for the HSC
  • Information about university, TAFE and training courses
  • Career advice
  • Study advice
  • Employment advice and opportunities
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship advice
  • International exchange and gap year programs


2020 Voyages – Join the Young Endeavour

Apply now to sail STS Young Endeavour

Aged 16 - 23 and looking for a new challenge?  Join tall ship Young Endeavour for an unforgettable adventure!  

Test yourself as you learn to navigate, set sails and climb the 30 metre mast.  Develop your confidence, teamwork and communication skills and make new friends. Apply now to sail in 2019.


Bradman Scholarship Applications Close

Closes 28February

Value - $45,000. The emphasis on choosing a Bradman Scholar is placed on a blend of academic, sporting (cricket), personal and social skills, all of which best allow the Scholar to fulfil the purpose of the Scholarship. Valued to $15,000 X 3 Years.

Apply here:

Where to Study Surveying

Whether it’s University or TAFE find all your options on one page here:

Future Demand Still Strong for Surveyors

Higher graduate salary and excellent job prospects are just two reasons surveying is a career path secondary students should take note of. According to The Good Education Group, which publishes The Good Careers Guide, surveying has the fourth highest average starting salary at $60,049 compared with the national average of $52,840.

Graduate surveyors are also among the most likely to be employed straight out of university, with the third highest employment rate at 78%.


$20 Boss – The Largest Entrepreneur  Program for Students

Pre-registration open.

$20 Boss is a nationwide in-school entrepreneurship program for primary and secondary school students. Students are provided with $20 of start-up capital to create, launch and operate a business venture over the course of a school term.  The $20 Boss program is about putting skills development at the forefront of learning. The program toolkit includes comprehensive lesson materials, a variety of tasks and activities, teacher notes, assessment and monitoring tools, as well as advice and inspiration to enrich enterprise learning. Visit here:

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