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Careers Adviser: Julie Koranyi


UAC - Year 12 students: early offers explained

If you’re in Year 12 and planning to go to uni next year, there are plenty of opportunities to lock in an early offer before you get your ATAR. In many cases, with just a little effort, you can finish school feeling a bit more relaxed about what’s in store for 2023.

But it's important to remember that most offers to Year 12 students are made in late December, after ATARs have been released. This is because the ATAR is one of the main tools universities use to select students for courses.

We highly recommend you make the most of all the opportunities universities give you to increase your chances of being selected for their courses.

UAC Digital / Let's Chat – Alternative pathways to university

3 August 2022. 6pm

In this session we'll be joined by a panel of admissions experts from various universities. We'll discuss:

– pathways you can take if you don't meet your dream course's selection criteria

– the benefits of taking a pathway course

– pathway course credits you can receive if you want to get into an undergraduate degree

– which unis offer pathway courses.

UAC Digital / Let’s Chat – Student teachers, Live, love, teach

Thursday 4 August. 6.00pm.

If you are interested in teaching then this session is for you. Current students from a range of uni's share their experiences of student life. Topics covered include:

how they decided on the course they are studying

what they found easy about the process of applying and enrolling, and what they found hard

what they thought uni would be like

the best thing about being at uni

their hopes and dreams for when they finish

UAC - Equity Scholarships (ES)

Equity Scholarships are awarded to students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those who receive Centrelink income support payments such as ABSTUDY, Austudy, Youth Allowance, JobSeeker Payment, Disability Support Pension, Parenting Payment (Single) or the Carer Payment.

There are two types of Equity Scholarship:

Institution Equity Scholarships: these are funded by individual institutions and their value, eligibility criteria and duration differ between institutions

Indigenous Student Success Program: these are funded by the Australian Government and are not covered on this website.

Most institutions also offer merit scholarships: apply directly to the institution for these.

University - Institutes

University of Wollongong (UOW) South Western Sydney Campus Open Day

30 July 2022. 11am to 2.00pm

Whether you are in Year 12, finishing up your gap year, or looking for a career change, the South Western Sydney campus Open Day will provide all the information you need to start at UOW in 2023.

Our campus offers a world-class education in one of Australia’s fastest-growing urban areas. We are located at 33 Moore Street in the heart of Liverpool's CBD and within a few minutes' walk of the Liverpool Train Station, Macquarie Mall, and Westfield Shopping Centre.

At our Open Day, you will have the opportunity to speak to our staff and students, attend study area sessions, learn more about courses on offer and receive a personalised tour of the campus facilities.

UOW Open Day - Wollongong Campus

Saturday 6 August from 10am - 3pm.

Everyone is welcome. Get your questions answered when speaking one-on-one with course experts and current students

Find out about the scholarships available to you

Discover our high-achiever programs

Take a guided tour and explore your 2023 home at UOW accommodation

Look at entry options with UOW's pathway programs

Campus-wide activities, exhibitions, entertainment, music and food

Click link to register.

WSU - Bachelor of Music Applicants Audition Update

Interested in studying music at Western? Keen on performing, production, composition or musicology?

All music applicants will need to apply through UAC or direct.

You may either audition into the degree or submit qualifications for Band 4 HSC Music, or AMEB theory and practical qualifications or TAFE qualifications.

To audition for the degree, book a time through the link. You will be asked to perform two short, contrasting pieces or songs (or excerpts of two pieces) and/or perform one piece and present one or more compositions as scores and/or recordings. Works performed can be covers or originals, performed solo or with accompanying musicians or with backing tracks on your phone.

Auditions will be held at the Kingswood campus and on Zoom, and 2022 audition dates will be listed on this page in June. For enquiries, email Clare Maclean at

Western Sydney University - Discover Western: Parents - Your Role and How You Can Help Guide Them To University

Thursday 18 August. 6pm

Parents of senior high school students

Parents and Carers play a vital role in supporting students when it comes to University. Let us support you with relevant, important information that can help you guide your child in making those big decisions about their future. Discover university entry options, careers and courses and pathways they can use should they not achieve their desired ATAR.

Careers in Arts and Social Sciences - The University of Sydney

28 June 2022. 6pm

Join us for an industry expert panel discussion hosted by senior staff from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to learn more about the future job trends for Arts and Social Sciences graduates, and what makes Sydney grads so employable.

Studying Languages and Cultures at Sydney: How, why and where it can take you - The University of Sydney

3 August 2022. 4pm

So you’re thinking about studying languages and culture at university. Great! In this webinar, we’ll take you through how you can study languages and culture with us, and how it can benefit you. We’ll cover a range of options, from specialising in multiple languages to incorporating language study into a non-language specialist degree. You can also find out about our intensive in-country study units, where you can gain credits toward your degree with a two-week language and culture immersion experience overseas. We’ll also wrap up with some stories about our recent alumni, so you can see first-hand how study of languages and cultures can open doors to exciting global careers.

Engineering - Industry Engagement - The University of Sydney

31 August 2022. 4pm

Industry engagement. Professional engagement program (PEP). ESIPS scholarship. Why USYD and what makes us apart from others. Presented by Mr Anthony Kadi (Director of industry engagement).

Life of Medical Scientist - The University of Sydney

20 July 2022. 4pm

Have you wondered what a day in the life of a medical scientist is like? And what jobs are available in this growing sector? Join award-winning medical scientist, Professor Phillip Poronnik, to find out what an average day of work might be like in medical science. Learn about the range of different roles available in this field, from wearable technology solutions to prevent elbow injuries in tennis players, to developing infection prevention and control to support education with virtual reality.

University of Sydney Tertiary Jazz Pre-Audition Workshop

30 July 2022. 2pm to 5pm

Are you planning to audition for a Conservatorium tertiary degree in jazz? Be well informed about the audition requirements and process so you can achieve your best result in this highly competitive field.

This three hour workshop includes discussion and demonstration of the process, a mock Jazz aptitude test and the opportunity for some students to have their mock audition critiqued by members of the Tertiary Jazz staff in front of your peers (this is optional). This is an invaluable opportunity to ensure your optimum preparation for the "real thing".

*If you wish to do submit a mock audition we recommend you check the tertiary course audition requirements and prepare yourself.. click the link to see the list of songs for 2022 auditions:

ACU Year 12 HSC Tips and Tricks

Jun 28, 2022 04:00 PM

Get study tips, learn how to revise and improve your HSC results. We offer workshops for secondary students from our ACU partner schools, community organisations and students living in regional and rural areas of New South Wales.

Take the stress out of your exam preparation by joining our free Online Webinar Series. Hear from both experienced teachers and current university students as they walk you through how to respond to possible exam questions, get your head around class content to deepen your understanding and offer plenty of tips and strategies along the way.

ACU Online Open Day

Online Saturday 10 September, 10am – 2pm (all campuses)

Deciding what to study is a pretty momentous decision. That’s why we run Open Day – it’s everything you need, in one place, to help make your choice.

Join us on campus to explore and find out more about our courses.

On the day you can:

chat with current students and staff

learn more about our courses

discuss your study options with experts

go on a tour and watch demonstrations

join Q&As and discussions with alumni and current students

discover how ACU can help you achieve your goals.

If you can’t make it to campus, you can also join us at our online Open Day.

Register here:

CQ University Virtual Open Day and Online Chat

27th Aug 2022 9:00 am to 1.00pm

Join us online from the comfort of your living room and connect with CQUni's teaching staff, discover our huge range of TAFE and university courses, and learn more about our outstanding range of online and on campus support services.

Visit course booths and browse course flyers and videos to find out about careers, practical learning opportunities and what you will study in the course. Attend webinars, get support on topics like applying, fees and scholarships, support and more. Plus, our team will be available to chat directly with you to provide career advice and scout out the best study options for you.

University - General

Avondale Scholarships

Avondale offers scholarships to high achieving students and indigenous students, as well as arts, business, education, nursing and health, ministry and theology, and science students.


TAFE Virtual Open Day 2022

August 24, 2022. 10:00 am to August 26, 2022.5:00 pm

Registrations will be open in July 2022

Join us from the comfort of your own space, and experience:

On demand content including videos, podcasts and written materials

Engaging information sessions and webinars with teachers

Virtual expo where you can connect with our support services

You’ll also learn all about scholarships, degrees, pathway opportunities, flexible study options, enrolment support and so much more.

Skills and Thrills – TAFE – Is Back

Commencing from July 18th and going through Terms 3 and 4, 2022

The Skills and Thrills Showcase is returning this July for both LIVE and DIGITAL shows.

LIVE SHOWS will be visiting schools and venues in the North Coast, Riverina, Western NSW, Central Coast and Illawarra. 2022 showcases are FREE for NSW high schools students from Years 7-12 and will be running throughout Terms 3 & 4. Shows will feature the latest information on:

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs)

Industry trends for the next 5-15 years



Opportunities in the vocational education and training sector (VET)

The DIGITAL SHOWCASE will be available as a 35-minute video resource through the SkillsOne website.

For more details on live showcases contact or

For more details on digital showcases contact

Sydney Trains Try-a-Trade Days

9th and 16th July

At the Clyde Hub

Please click on the link to purchase your free ticket to attend.

If you are thinking about an apprenticeship but have never used a power tool, attending a Try-a-Trade Day will give you the confidence to build your skills.

You’ll receive hands-on tools training by qualified tradespeople while learning more about the apprenticeship opportunities available at Sydney Trains.

How to Apply - What to do when you’ve decided on your degree

You don't need an ATAR to study a degree with TAFE NSW, but you will graduate with a qualification that will change your future. Study a Bachelor degree, post graduate or higher education qualification with TAFE NSW, and graduate with strong theoretical knowledge, practical experience and industry connections that will give you a head start on your career. Plus if you have previously completed a higher education or vocational diploma or certificate qualification, you may be eligible for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning (RPL) towards your degree, which means you could graduate sooner.

Be Skilled in Days or Weeks - Take a Short Course at TAFE NSW

Accounting & Finance - Business, Admin & Computer Skills - Digital Media & Communications Technology - Career Pathways & Further Study -

Higher Education Short Courses - Real Estate & Property - Building, Trades & Construction - Logistics & Warehousing - Sales & Retail -

Natural Resource Management Agriculture & Animal Studies - Food Production & Processing - Commercial Cookery & Hospitality - Events -

Art & Design - Barbering, Beauty & Hairdressing - First Aid & Health Care - Sport & Fitness - Community Services

Discover hundreds of TAFE short courses and get the skills you need to be whatever you want to be.

TAFE NSW has hundreds of short courses - including online short courses - that can be completed in just days or weeks, offering practical skills and experiences across all industries.

Gain the confidence to immediately apply new skills in your career and be whatever you want to be — faster.

TAFE NSW TAFE NSW Schools Launchpad

TAFE NSW Schools Launchpad is a different way to think about school and TAFE-delivered Vocational Education and Training (TVET). These 20 virtual courses combine teacher-led virtual classrooms with workshops and work placements across a range of exciting career areas within growth industries.

Success is doing what you love, so discover your perfect career path with TAFE NSW Schools Launchpad.

It’s your choice, your passion, your future.

Private Colleges

Reminder - Torrens University Virtual Open Day

Tuesday 16 August 2022

Jump online for our Virtual Open Day to get the information you need to turn today's dream into tomorrow's career. You'll hear from academics who are leaders in their field; guest speakers who are trailblazers in their industries; and Course and Careers Advisors who knows the ins and outs of our courses, internships, scholarships and campuses.

Reminder - Torrens University Australia – Open Day

6 August 2022

Design, Health, Education, Business, Hospitality

Open Day gives you a taste of what we do and how we do it. Meet our academics, talk to current students and tour our campuses. We’re here to help you turn your dream into your career. Click on link to register now.

Australian Maritime College Search - Short Online Courses

From seafarer training to research into cutting-edge vessels, our maritime training and consultancy services help the maritime industry and its people develop and innovate. AMC Search courses are designed to make online learning more effective and interesting for trainees. We deliver training courses that utilise simplified gamification teaching techniques with video, 3D and VR content. AMC Search has over 27 years of experience in both face-to-face and online maritime training. We deliver online training that draws from the pedagogical expertise in AMC.

Interested in Becoming a Pilot? Flight Virtual Reality Experience Schools Program

Flight Experience works with local universities & schools to conduct education and training programs for students. Read on for examples of what Flight Experience can do for your classroom.

For the past few years, Flight Experience has been working with both universities and schools to develop educational and fun programs for their students. With courses focusing on the importance of situational awareness to the fundamentals of flight and aerodynamics, we have been able to use our state-of-the-art 737 simulator to educate and expose students to the wonders of aviation.

There are many aspects of commercial aviation which can be brought into other industries. The medical industry, among many others, have taken lessons and experience from the world of commercial pilots. Perhaps your school, university or even company could learn and develop these skills in our simulators.

Boeing 737 Flying Club

Learn to fly the 737 like a professional! run through structured lesson plans and work through our comprehensive manual. By the end you will be able to operate and fly the 737 on your own!

Our Flying Club is all about learning to fly a commercial aircraft. Whether you'd like to do that for fun, to learn a new skill, or perhaps to prepare yourself for a career as a pilot? our Flying Club course is tailored to you. With professional manuals, training guides and actual flight instructors, our course puts you through your paces with the goal of flying the Boeing 737 simulator solo.

Game Programming for Beginners Courses at Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Commencing 15th Nov 2022 Online Daytime. 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Tues, Thu session

Over 4 weeks


Commencing 15th Nov 2022 Online Evening. 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Tues, Thu session

Over 4 weeks

This beginner course has been designed to help develop the skills and knowledge to create 3D games using the 3D game engine, Unity. Get an introduction to industry standard tools and techniques for game development. Learn C# to script game interaction and design game mechanics to create gameplay.

The course will provide you with a portfolio piece which will help establish or enhance your portfolio of work for entry into our Career Courses.

Theatre Production High School Workshop

Thursday 7th July 2022. 9:30am – 5:00pm

AFTT - 41 Holt St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

This is a fantastic opportunity to participate in a one day work shop at AFTT. Gain hands-on experience in every facet of Theatre Production, from Stage Management to Lighting & Sound design and operation. Participants will be guided by our team of professional industry specialists through a step by step process in how to produce a Theatrical Performance, culminating in the hands-on running of the show.

Film High School Workshop

Wednesday 6th July 2022. 9:30am – 5:00pm

AFTT - 41 Holt St, Surry Hills NSW

This workshop is a great opportunity to visit our campus and experience the way we teach our students as we showcase acting, film and theatre production in one-day workshops. This is a hands-on day where students will have a chance to interact, use state of the art equipment and learn new techniques.

Using AFTT’s industry-standard film gear, students will be taught the basics of film making and post-production workflow.

Acting High School Workshop

Tuesday 5th July 2022. 9:30am – 5:00pm

AFTT - 41 Holt St, Surry Hills NSW

This workshop is a great opportunity to visit our campus and experience the way we teach our students as we showcase acting in a concise one day workshop. This is a very hands on day where students will have a chance to interact, use state of the art equipment and learn new techniques.

Explore an introduction to the Morris Technique preparation exercises, coupled with improvisation and script work in the AFTT theatre. You will also have the chance to apply acting techniques whilst performing on camera and collaborating with peers to write, perform and shoot your very own single shot short film

AFTT is proud to present the HSC Drama/Film Feedback Sessions,

1hr or 2hr bookings for a feedback session are being held from Friday 1st July - Monday 18th July: 9am to 5pm

AFTT is proud to present the HSC Drama/Film Feedback Sessions, the first Acting/Film program of this kind. HSC Drama or Multimedia students are encouraged to book a time with industry professionals to go through their HSC Drama Projects (Individual Performance OR Group Performance) or Short Film Project.

This course is ideal for year 12 drama/multimedia students who are looking to take their project to the next level with feedback from industry professional who are experts in their field.


The rewards of teaching - Cassandra Christensen

Junior School Educator

Bachelor of Primary Education, University of Wollongong - Graduated in 2017

Cassandra Christensen had always loved teaching, even before she studied to become an educator in the classroom. ‘I taught dance, I was a swim instructor and I also volunteered and taught in Kids Ministry at church,’ she says.

Pursuing a career in education seemed like a natural choice, as did following her passion for the arts. Cassandra applied for early offers through the University of Wollongong’s early admission program with two possible courses in mind: Primary Education and Graphic Design.

Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA) Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA)

The Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA) is a career-focused education and training provider with courses available in Nursing, Community Services, including Aged and Disability Care, as well as Early Childhood Education and Health Management. All our courses incorporate blended learning so that you can make the most of online and in-person experiences. You’ll get comfortable with simulating real work scenarios when you get to use the campus facilities and laboratories.

We collaborate with people working directly in healthcare to make sure that you get the all the relevant skills you need to walk straight into work after your course is finished.

Marine Jobs

The marine industry is booming and the demand for workers is at an all-time high. If you have ever wanted to work on or around water, now is the time to make the move. Marine Jobs is a dedicated careers centre built by the marine industry for the marine industry.

From boat broker jobs to superyacht crew, marine mechanics, dockmasters and everything in between.

Start your search today and sign up to receive job alerts.

7 Ways to Make the Most of an Open Day

From campus tours to discovering university societies and clubs, here's how to have a successful Open Day experience! If you’re in Year 12 University Open Days are a great way to check out specific courses and campuses. Yep, even virtually. If you’re in Year 12 heading along to a university open day could equip you with the clarity needed to narrow down your pathway options.

Sitting in on lectures, chatting to course co-ordinators and meeting real-life undergraduates are some of the intro activities that generally go down, although like last year, loads will have virtual options too.

Your free guide to a career in Optometry

Given that approximately 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable, there is usually something that can be done to help your patients.

Given that work-related factors such as clinical challenges keep 78% of Australian optometrists happy and satisfied with their profession, you will most likely enjoy this profession if you like the challenge of putting together all the clues to reach a diagnosis and management plan in complex cases.

The scope of practice of optometrists is expanding. Students commencing an optometry degree in the future will be therapeutically endorsed when they graduate. This means that they will be better placed to assist some of their patients who present with eye inflammations, infections and injuries. It is expected that the number of people presenting to optometrists instead of emergency departments with eye injuries will increase.

Inside Cyber Security Careers – New Hub

The number of cybersecurity jobs will grow by 300% by 2023. Here’s how to get these skills, what cyber specialists do, the best study paths and top employers.

Thinking about studying IT or computer science? Our brand-new cyber security careers hub will tell you what to study, which employers to hit up and what's involved in the job.

Mind the Gap – Tax Made Easy to Understand

How do I file my very first tax return?

(TFNs, PAYG summaries, tax agents, deduction basics)

How can I check my boss is paying me right?

(Payslips, modern awards, leave and loading)

And what about superannuation and other money stuff?

(Super, insurances, banking, money)

Mind the Gap is your pathway into the workforce!

Mind the Gap offers an online course and classroom workshops tailored to your needs.

For schools, institutions and the general public, Mind the Gap Online is a place to for to learn the basics of money in Australia.

Budding Journalists Note - Be informed and on top of current affairs – ABC Q&A Past Episodes

From sport, energy, politics, youth, environment. Keep abreast of the issues that face Australia, the world and your community.

Career Expeditions – Dive into a virtual world of coding careers! Here’s how.

We’ve teamed up with Google to bring you three amazing virtual career expeditions. Through the Google Expeditions app, teachers can immerse students in a day in the life of a coder. All you need to get started is a smartphone or tablet and a VR headset like Google Cardboard.

HSC Preparation Courses for Yr10s to Yr12s with the Centre for Continuing Education – University of Sydney

HSC biology - HSC business studies - HSC chemistry - HSC economics - HSC English - HSC legal studies - HSC mathematics - HSC physics

Year 11 (new syllabus)

Years 10-12 study and essay skills

Success in your HSC exams is all about being well prepared, so we’ve designed an all-new program of over 60 HSC preparation courses led by a team of highly experienced educators – who will keep you focused on the content that matters and help you exceed your HSC expectations.

Each intensive HSC holiday course will consolidate your school studies and give you critical subject-matter knowledge. You’ll also learn how to improve your exam technique to give you a valuable edge over the competition.

Our HSC preparation short courses are open to everyone. Sign up today get your HSC year off to the best possible start.

July 2022 timetable here: