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Careers Adviser: Julie Koranyi

1 April 2021


UAC Key Dates

·         HSC results released – Friday 10 December, 6am

·         ATAR released – Friday 10 December, 9am

·         December Round 2 – Monday 20 December

·         January Round 1 – Thursday 13 January 2022

Other key dates for the rest of the year:

UAC Applications Opening

Applications for study at uni in 2022 are opening this Thursday 1 April. Students will be able to apply for undergraduate study as well as Schools Recommendation SchemesEducational Access Schemes and Equity Scholarships.

Although not all courses for 2022 will be available, encourage your students to choose any 2022 course to complete their application and come back later to review and change their preferences as courses come available. All semester 1, 2022 courses will be available from August.

Early bird applications will close at midnight on Thursday 30 September and Schools Recommendation Schemes will close on Sunday 19 September.


Students will receive their UAC PIN on Thursday 1 April and will be able to apply straight away. PIN emails will be sent to the email address NESA has on file. 

Remind your students to update their email address with NESA, preferably to a personal email address (rather than a school one), so they can be contacted by UAC in December when they have left school.

The UAC Guide

The UAC Guide will be arriving at schools from the beginning of Term 2. Contact UAC if there are any issues with your school's delivery.

The Guide contains everything Year 12 students – both undergraduate and international – need to know about applying for uni in 2022 in one handy publication. Comprehensive course descriptions will be added to UAC’s website as they are finalised by the universities. Encourage your students to check UAC’s website regularly.

Introducing UAC Digital

21 April. 6pm to 7.30pm

For students, there will be a Year 12 Conference on Wednesday 21 April where they can hear from participating universities and UAC about study options. More information here.

UAC Digital is a new online platform established by UAC's Community Engagement team. Throughout the year, they will present a range of free webinars for students, careers advisers, parents and anyone navigating their path to higher education.

These will include live briefings and Q&A sessions on the application process, panel discussions with experts on moderation and scaling, and introductions to the many and varied universities in NSW and the ACT.

Throughout the year there will also be a series of sessions for students focused on popular fields of study like medicine and teaching. The 'Let's Chat' series will bring together academics and students for a conversation about what they can expect from their course and how to submit their application. Sessions are being added so check back regularly for new events.

University of Sydney – Bachelor of Advanced Studies Webinar

21 April, 2021. 4:00pm

What is the Bachelor of Advanced Studies? In this webinar we will talk you through the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, the benefits it offers, as well as how this degree will set you apart.

University of Sydney – Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme

28 April, 2021. 4:00pm

This webinar provides an overview of our Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme, including eligibility and how to apply.

University of Melbourne Webinar

27 April

Our Meet Melbourne Online 2021 undergraduate webinar series gives students the opportunity to explore the courses and study areas that interest them. Commencing on Tuesday 27 April, we’ll be running 13 subject area specific sessions over two weeks. At each webinar students will: • Explore our undergraduate degrees and pathways to graduate study • Meet some of the inspiring people who will be teaching and supporting them at Melbourne • Get to know current students and hear their tips for making the most of university life • Take a closer look at how we’ll prepare you for exciting careers in demand now and in the future • Find out about internship, work integrated-learning, volunteer, research and study abroad opportunities • Learn more about how we’ll support you with course planning, peer and academic mentoring, health and wellbeing initiatives and our vibrant student life.

University of Wollongong Year 10 Information Evening

3 May, 2021. 6:00pm

The Year 10 Subject Selection webinar is for students thinking about studying at university who would like to know more about our degrees and choosing subjects that provide a good foundation for each study area.
Staff from the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will go through the ATAR, how it is calculated, and touch on scaling.

University of Newcastle- TAFE to Uni Webinar

13 Apr 2021 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Are you looking at studying a University degree after completing TAFE? We invite you to join us for our TAFE to Uni webinar via zoom. Tune in to hear from our admissions staff and student ambassadors that will provide advice and give key insights into studying at the University of Newcastle. Ready to start your uni


UTS - Ready to choose a uni degree? 
Monday 12 April 2021. 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Figuring out how to transform what you love into a course – and then a career – can be a big ask.

In partnership with ATAR Notes, join us at our webinar to hear from a current UTS student about uni life and the courses we have on offer.

ACU - Talk with Business and IT Professionals 

21 April 2021. 6pm

As the world constantly changes and evolves, a career in business or IT offers an exciting future. Register:



ACU - Talk with Lawyers 

22 April. 6pm

Law degrees open the door to a career helping others live in a safe, just and free society. By studying law, you'll gain the skills to make an impact. Register:

Westerns’ School of Computer, Data & Mathematical Sciences – Webinar Series 

Western’s School of Computer, Data & Mathematical Sciences (CDMS) invites you to participate in a series of webinars for senior high school students designed to allow students to explore career opportunities in CDMS related careers. For further info, dates and details:

Western Sydney University Campus Tours

17-28 June, and the 18-29 November

For a full schedule for each campus, please see our 2021 Tour Dates from the  link below.  

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

Campus tours are held every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning, and more frequently during school holidays.

What to expect on your tour?

Tours usually take approximately 1.5 hours.

Macquarie University Campus Tours

If you would like more information about Macquarie University and our facilities, please contact:

Future Students or call (02) 9850 6767


Professional Business Cadetships Australia Companies

Reminder - Closes 26 May

What is it like to be a cadet in Business ?

Find out about the companies here:

Who do they look for?

A Business Cadet is an articulate, highly-motivated young person who enjoys working with other people. He or she demonstrates initiative and is keen to contribute intelligently to the world of banking and finance.

Meet some cadets

Online application:

Technology Cadetships

Opens on 6 April

In 2021, UBS will place Technology Cadets in its Group Technology division. Students interested in applying for a Technology Cadetship should be considering studying Computer Science, Advanced Computing, Computer Science or an equivalent degree.

How they work:

Apply here:

University of Newcastle Ask a Student

Want to know more about studying with us? Our students can give you their perspective on student life, courses and the exciting opportunities you could experience with us! Chat with our students to find out about student life, studying with us, living on campus or any other questions you may have about going to Uni.


Scholarships for Dentistry

Australian Dental Association Study Grant information page

National Rural Health Alliance – New South Wales Regional Dentistry Scholarship

Grants for Indigenous Dental Students (ADA)

Grants for Rural and Remote Dental Students


Your guide to Dentistry


La Trobe University Connect and  a chance to win a techpack

Before you even set foot on campus, you could start the party with your Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 or head out with your new Fitbit on your wrist, AirPods in your ears and Rains Backpack on your shoulders.

Tell us about yourself and you could win one of four tech prize packs worth $1,000.

La Trobe University has introduced a series of webinars for students, parents and carers to assist Year 10-12 students with study tips, Aspire and course information at the link below.

La Trobe Aspire Early Admissions: Applications 101

Tuesday 13 April 2021 05:00 pm until Tuesday 13 April 2021 06:00 pm 

Learn how you can be rewarded for your involvement in community, leadership and volunteering with an early conditional offer into your chosen course at La Trobe. Future Students Centre
1300 135 045

Studying at La Trobe Webinar

Tuesday 20 April 2021 04:30 pm until Tuesday 20 April 2021 05:30 pm

Find out what studying at La Trobe is like – our team will talk you through La Trobe and the unique opportunities you’ll have within your studies and beyond.

CQUniversity Australia Virtual Open Day

17 April 2021 

Join CQUni at the April Virtual Open Day, to discover CQUni’s huge range of courses available to study online or on campus. Chat with course lecturers, attend webinars, download resources, and learn about CQUni’s outstanding range of support services, all from the comfort of your living room. For more info, to register, or to find out about all virtual events, visit:

Applying and studying in the UK

What it’s like to study in the UK as an international student, and how to apply to a UK university.

The UK is one of the world's most popular destinations for international students. More than 485,000 EU and international students enrol in the UK each year. Of these, 143,000 are from the EU.

You have a choice of over 140 universities and other higher education institutions. Each offers a range of tertiary qualifications recognised around the world.

Tuition fees vary between institutions. After Brexit, from August 2021 most EU and EEA nationals won't be eligible for home fee status unless they're from Ireland or are already living in the UK and registered under the EU Settlement Scheme.

You’ll need to be aware of visa conditions, English language requirements and work permit restrictions.

Use this guide as well as other information and advice found across our website. Our UK university rankings are a good place to start.


Accelerate your SAT / ACT

While the US application process is a holistic one with admissions officers taking into account the various aspects of your Common Application, your SAT and/or ACT and SAT Subject Test results often act as deciding factors as to whether your application is given a thorough read by an admissions officer or not.


Free Medicine Webinars for Year 10 & 11 Students

7 April

11 April

What exactly makes the medicine/dentistry entry process so challenging? Why do so many brilliant students fail to make the cut every year? This free webinar will comb through each assessment criteria (UCAT, interview, application, voluntary work) used to select top applicants, cover common pitfalls, and share a 12/24-month timeline for preparation. Register:




Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships - Applications for 2021 now open

You need to be in a first year apprenticeship arrangement that commenced between 1st March 2020 and 28th May 2021

The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships are to assist apprentices who have experienced hardship in their life to successfully complete their apprenticeship.

The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships assist apprentices in NSW who have demonstrated:

  • hardship in their personal circumstances
  • aptitude for vocational education and training that leads to successful completion of their trade training
  • a positive attitude and application in the workplace and in off-the-job training.

There will be a maximum of 100 Scholarships awarded in 2021, including up to 27 Scholarships for Indigenous Apprentices under the Western Sydney City Deal and up to 10 apprentices who have completed one of the ‘Fit For Work’ programs under the NSW Police Commissioner’s RISEUP strategy.

Scholarships are open to NSW registered apprentices in both metropolitan and country areas, including school based apprentices.


TAFE Digital Has Options For You

TAFE Digital offers a wide range of nationally recognised, online study options, across a range of modern industries. You can study online and enjoy flexible learning to fit your lifestyle, with our online short courses, certificates, diplomas, and degrees.

TAFE Digital is part of TAFE NSW, and is the largest online education provider in Australia. We combine the best of all previous TAFE NSW online platforms (OTEN, TAFENow, and TAFE Online) to offer you current and industry relevant online learning courses across a range of modern industries. You can enjoy flexible learning to fit your lifestyle, with our range of nationally recognised online training courses that include short courses, certificates, diplomas, and degrees.


Sign up to Skilling Australia Foundation’s Citi New Recruits program today! 

6 April

Skilling Australia Foundation’s next FREE job-ready pre-employment program commences on April 6 and runs for 3 days & is open to job seekers in NSW! These programs are a great way to enhance your employability skills & real-world work experience for a week with one of WPC Group’s employer partners. Email for more info or visit: 




International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) - Scholarships and Sponsorships

Each year the International College of Management Sydney provides a comprehensive range of scholarship opportunities for new and current students, from industry and ICMS sponsored professional scholarships to tuition fee, accommodation and financial hardship scholarships. Click below for more about benefits and how to apply.


SAE Digital Schools Pack and Course Flyers and Posters

This was created to assist with any enquiries you or your students might about SAE, if you have any questions about how SAE can offer support or guidance please do not hesitate to reach out.

For SAE Byron Bay: Daniel Musgrave email: or phone: 02 6639 6029

For SAE Sydney: Holly Matheson email: or phone: 02 8241 5215

SAE Video


AIE Animation Industry Experience Days – Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane

7th July
30th September

Limited places available.

AIE's Industry Experience Days are a great opportunity for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. Students will get the opportunity to learn about the different pathways to get into the industry, what should be in a portfolio and will be able to get creative in practical workshops using industry-standard 3D animation and game development tools.

The sessions are run by industry professionals who have worked on some blockbuster games and films. Everything is provided for you to participate in the hands-on workshops and you will be using the same software that is used in the industry.

If you are thinking about a career in the games or film industry then we highly recommend registering for this free event. We are limiting numbers for this event due to physical distancing requirements, with Year 12 students having priority to register.


NIDA Holiday Classes

Stretch your creative muscles with NIDA’s holiday short courses. Whether you are a five year old attending your very first drama class or an aspiring artist participating in our summer residency program, there is a NIDA Open experience for everyone at every age or stage. NIDA is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government and is committed to providing a safe environment for our community.


Australian College of Applied Psychology Information Session

Tuesday 27 April -  6.00pm (NSW time)
Learn how to be an extraordinary leader and guide people towards a sustainable future

Tuesday 27 April - 7.00pm (NSW time)
Improve human connections and help others gain a better sense of self-awareness

Wednesday 28 April - 6.00pm (NSW time)
Understand how motivations and actions contribute to criminal behaviour

Wednesday 28 April - 7.00pm (NSW time)
Delve into the scientific research of human behaviour

Barista Course - One day course in Macarthur

17th April 2021 

Hands on full day barista course will give you the skills you need to make a great coffee. Use these skills to get your first cafe job! Accredited training with MTTEC RTO# 41365. Held at Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living in Mount Annan. $199 includes 2 units of competency and lunch. More info and to book or email

AFTT: High School Outreach Initiative 

Wednesday 7th April: Acting Thursday 8th April: Filmmaking

Friday 9th April: Theatre Production

Steven from the student admissions team at the Academy of Film, Theatre & Television (AFTT) is reaching out to invite your students to AFTT's upcoming High School workshops for acting, film & theatre production during the April holiday period. Please find the workshops via the below link. 


AFTT Parents and Carers

Parents/ Guardians can redeem their voucher with us and let their child develop new creative skills. If families have not yet applied for their $100 voucher they can do so by logging in to their Service NSW account, it takes less than five minutes! 

JMC Design Panel - Join the 'Designing Better Futures' Series

Wednesday 7 April. 4.30pm

'Fork in the Road' panel. Where 2 JMC Design Alumni will give a glimpse of different design careers and what led them to where they are now. Register at:



Youth Week - Are you up for a challenge?

16 to 24 April

Get fit and raise money to help support the mental health of young people. Raise much needed funds to support PCYC's brand new mental health program!


Sydney Trains Work Experience 2021

Sydney Trains work experience program aims to give Year 10, 11 and 12 students the opportunity to gain insight and experience into the world of work at Sydney Trains and gain an understanding of possible career options for their future within a dynamic industry setting.

You can spend a week with us and learn about:

  • Diesel/Plant mechanics with our Heavy Plant team, which repairs and maintains a large fleet of track maintenance machines 
  • Our Business Studies program which will provide opportunities to gain experience at our training facility at Petersham in a range of office procedures and tasks

Write to:

Details here:



Sydney Trains Apprenticeships – Watch for July

The Sydney Trains Apprenticeship Program is one of the best in Australia. Come and work for a dynamic organisation with state of the art technology, recognised experts in the rail industry, a variety of challenging work and a genuine commitment to apprenticeships.

We advertise apprenticeship positions in July on: and our apprentices commence in January of the following year. 

Info here:



What Will the Future Workforce Look Like?

It is no secret that the job paths and skills of young Australians are about to experience significant change, moving away from routine, manual tasks into a world of automation and critical innovation. This great shift in the working order has seen a change in priorities both at work and in career trajectories, with an increasing number of young people being left behind as the working world moves forward.

Read more here.


My Health Career Videos

Watch a variety of specialists who give their candid insight on why they enjoy their careers.





Occupational Therapy:



Hey! Budding Writers and Journalists Out There ! Here is a podcast treasure trove.

Australia's largest celebration of literature, stories and ideas. Bringing together the world's best authors, leading public intellectuals, scientists, journalists and more.

Indigenous Scholarships Portal

Welcome to the Indigenous Scholarships Portal. Here you will find a list of scholarships available for Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander students of, or currently studying at, universities, TAFEs or registered training organisations (RTO’s). The Indigenous Scholarships Portal is delivered by the Aurora Education Foundation.

Search scholarships here for 970 options:


The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Doing the Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognised program for young people, building their skills to equip them for life and work. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development. The Award is a leading structured (non-formal education) youth development program, empowering all young Australians aged 14-24.


Practice Tests for Cabin Crew Entrance Used by International Airlines

Are you fully prepared for the cabin crew recruitment process? At most airline’s, long gone are the days where you could simply turn up at an Open Day and hope the recruiter liked the look of you. Nowadays, you have to submit a detailed online application including a bespoke resume or CV to stand a chance.

Luckily, we’ve sat through many of these online cabin crew exams and know exactly what international airlines are testing candidates on.  With that knowledge, we’ve created a series of bespoke practice tests to help you prepare for the cabin crew application tests.  And the best bit? – they’re completely free!


ATAR Calculator from InspirED

See what marks you need to reach your HSC potential

Marks to ATAR - Enter your subject marks to see your predicted ATAR

ATAR to Marks - Enter your target ATAR to see what subject marks you need


Five tips for study success

International students are often worried about adjusting to a new education system, and many are afraid that they will not achieve their academic goals while settling into life in a different country. If you share these concerns, read through our five tips before you begin classes.


How to ace Year 12

Although based around VCE, the principles are much the same for achieving your best Year 12 results.

Year 12 can put a lot of pressure on you, but think about this: ‘whatever your goals may be for the future, keep in mind that there are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is the same’. That’s some pretty sound advice from Phil Newnham, a teacher and careers practitioner in a large government school in Melbourne’s east. Phil also recommends you ‘plan for your future but don’t let it get in the way of a successful Year 12 – nothing is final; there are always other options.’


World Challenge

World Challenge builds the life skills young people need to live a life of courage, kindness and adventure. Today we are 30 years young, proudly travelling to over 40 destinations with over 8,000 students every year. We’re not shy in saying we lead the way in safety, quality, ethical community engagement and learning outcomes.

Commonly Asked Interview Questions

What are some of the most commonly asked job interview questions and how should you answer them? Here's what the experts have to say. Job interviews often follow a common pattern. Many of the same questions come up again and again. If you know what those questions are, you can prepare for an interview by coming up with ways to answer them. You could also practise your answers before an interview.

Camp America Applications for 2022

We've opened our applications for 2022. All those eager beaver's looking to get started and start planning their adventure for next year, now is the time to get ready.
To start your application head to

Summer Camps are looking for you! Teach your skills all summer, make a difference and meet great mates on your next adventure. Stop dreaming and start your next adventure from home.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021. 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 19, 2021. 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


ARTiculate: virtual workshops to help with HSC prep 

Workshops on HSC Culture and Society: save the dates! All session will run via Zoom at 12pm. Sessions are:

4 May: “Some useful concepts for thinking about identity”

5 May: “Popular feminisms in the 21st century”

6 May: “Race, Diversity and Popular Culture?”

Learn more:

SEDA Full Scholarships 2021 

Offering 5 full scholarships to start year 11 in 2021. Scholarships cover all costs including uniform and laptop, associated with attending SEDA College to complete a non-ATAR HSC. Students need to be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage to be eligible for these scholarships. They do not need to be elite sportspeople but must have an interest in sport. Email