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Careers Adviser: Julie Koranyi


University of Sydney Support Open:

Friday 18 December | 7:30am to 5pm
Saturday 19 December | 9am to 6:30pm 
Monday 21 December | 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 22 December |9am to 5pm
Wednesday 23 December | 7:30am to 5pm
Thursday 24 December | 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 30 December | 9am to 5pm
Thursday 31 December | 9am to 5pm
Monday 4 January | 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 5 January | 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 6 January | 9am to 5pm
Thursday 7 January | 9am to 5pm

If you need support during the university shut down period our Student Centre will be open for online and telephone support but closed for in-person enquires. For the latest regarding undergraduate events please visit our events page. For key dates relating to offer rounds please visit UAC Key Dates.

Holiday Program - Back in the Lab

13-14 January 2021

The University of Sydney would like to invite the keenest young scientists going into Year 9 & 10 to sign-up to a brand-new, hands-on holiday science program on one or both days 13-14 January 2021. Prices are $60 per student per day. For more information see the flyer here:

University of Sydney Science & Mathematics Bridging Courses

January and February 2021 

These online courses with live-Zoom components are ideal for students wanting to enter a University degree that recommends assumed science or mathematics knowledge that they did not complete in the HSC. The topics available are Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics Extension 1, Physics. Anyone welcome to register. For more information visit:

The University of Sydney Future Student Consultations

Monday 14 to Friday 18 December 

We are providing Year 12 students the option to book private Zoom consultations with current students and get their final questions answered before close of preferences. Book a consultation now:

Macquarie University - COVID-19 Impact Points

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the educational environment across Australia in 2020.

Macquarie recognises the significant impact this has had on people and the considerable anxiety and stress related to university entry for 2021.

To reassure prospective students and their families of Macquarie’s commitment to supporting access to higher education and studying at Macquarie Uni, all domestic applicants (applying for 2021) will automatically receive five COVID-19 Impact Points.

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

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

Macquarie University - Introducing our new on campus Accommodation 

Designed as part of the Central Courtyard precinct, our new premium accommodation offers 342 rooms. 
You have the choice of studio, twin, four or six bedroom apartments in this University-owned and managed accommodation.

Your study and living experiences will be connected in a supportive, inclusive and healthy environment.

Opening in early 2021, this exciting new student accommodation will become the buzz on campus.

Find out more here:

Macquarie University - Campus Tours

Join us for a guided tour around the Macquarie campus, with an option to chat with one of our current students to have all your questions answered. 

Book here: 

Macquarie University
- Book a phone or online consultation

Do you have specific questions about your study options at Macquarie? Do you need assistance with exploring our courses, understanding entry criteria or wish to find out more about university life?

You can book a 30-minute personal consultation with one of our expert student advisors. This is your opportunity to talk through your individual circumstances and ask questions you may have.

Select the date and time that suits.
Book here:


Reminder – UNSW Information Day

19 December

Registrations are now open for one of the most important events of the year for all Year 12 Students! Once you've received your ATAR, getting onto campus for Info Day should be one of your top priorities.

1. Essential degree consultations
Book a 1-1 session at an Advisory Centre. Talk to an expert about the degree you want to study, your ATAR results, pathways and career opportunities. All personalised to you.

2. Feel like a uni student
Join an extra Student Experience session while you're here! Meet current students to gain tips and insights on student life, plus speak with Admissions, Scholarships and Accommodation staff. 

3. Decide what's right for you
Before finalising your preferences, Info Day is your chance to see if UNSW is right for you. Ask any last-minute questions and get help to figure out all your options.

Register here:


Reminder University of Newcastle Online Undergrad Info Session

Friday 18 December between 10:00am – 2:00pm and talk to our team about degrees, changing preferences, alternative entry options, accommodation and more.

The Info Session will be held after ATARs are released and prior to the close of change of preferences for consideration in December Round 2 so it's perfect timing to get the advice you need to finalise your UAC application.

Knowing your ATAR means your choices may have changed. There are a variety of entry schemes and adjustment factors available to you. Talk to our admissions team who can help you understand your adjusted ATAR and your options.

If you are yet to apply and needing some extra advice, be sure to make a virtual appointment with our expert teams.


Discover Western Webinar: Subject Selection & Future Career in Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, Criminology and Policing.

Wednesday 24th February. 5pm
Year 10 Focus (but open to all senior students) Parents, Teachers

Want to know more about Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, Criminology & Policing  careers and degrees? Not sure what subjects to pick in Year 10? Let us support you make informed decisions and discover more about why you should study Social Sciences, Social Work or Psychology at Western.

Discover Western Webinar: Subject Selection & Future Career in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery.

Wednesday 24th February. 6pm
Year 10 Focus (but open to all senior students) Parents, Teachers

Want to know more about Sport Sciences, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery careers and degrees? Not sure what subjects to pick in Year 10? Let us support you to make informed decisions and discover your future.

Discover Western Webinar: Subject Selection & Future Career in Music, Creative Industries and Communications.

Thursday 25th February. 5pm
Year 10 Focus (but open to all senior students) Parents, Teachers

Want to know more about Music, Creative Industries & Communication careers and degrees? Not sure what subjects to pick in Year 10? Let us support you make informed decisions and discover more about why you should study Music, Creative Industries or Communication at Western.

Discover Western Webinar: Subject Selection & Future Career in Criminology, Policy and Cyber Security, Computing, Entrepreneurship, Data Science & Mathematics

Thursday 25th February. 6pm
Year 10 Focus (but open to all senior students) Parents, Teachers

Want to know more about Cyber Security, Computing, Data Science, Mathematics and Entrepreneurship careers and degrees? Not sure what subjects to pick in Year 10? Let us support you make informed decisions and discover your future aspirations.

Medical Special Zoom – Personal Journeys

14 December. 1pm to 4pm

Professor Hala Zreiqat along with Professor Fiona Wood 

The aim of the symposium is to help students understand the journey from medical research to a product that can be used with patients.

One of the key elements of the Australian Research Centre for Innovative Bio-Engineering (ARCTCIBE) is to provide the next generation of researchers with the interdisciplinary skills and mentorship to be leaders in the rapidly evolving, highly innovative field of bioengineering. The event is a significant step in this journey. We will hear from pioneers in the field, about their own personal journeys on the road to translation, taking devices out of the lab and into the world. For the young researchers in the Centre, it is an opportunity to learn from and be linked with mentors who are among the brightest minds in the Australian bioengineering landscape.

Can’t make ACU Know Your Option? Join us for the Webinar

Come along to the 2020 ACU Know Your Options webinar, an online event where you can learn about alternative entry and admission pathways, information about accepting your offer, and hear about scholarships and accommodation opportunities. Register here:

ACU Spots Still Open for New Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation) 

Dive into the intellectual tradition and culture of the West. The Ramsay Centre is funding 30 scholarships valued at $30,000 per year ($90,000 total) across the duration of your degree. More info here:

Find your way into ACU with the new ACU Foundation Studies

The new Foundation Studies program is a pathway into all ACU undergraduate degrees on offer in 2022. This free program is currently offered to domestic students at the Blacktown Campus, but acts as a pathway to degrees at any ACU campus provided you meet minimum GPA requirements for your chosen course. Click here:

Avondale Parent Information Session

ONLINE at 7pm, Wednesday 20 January 2021

If you're the parent or caregiver of a high school planning to go to university in 2021 or 2022, Avondale University College is hosting an information session just for you!  Talk directly to our Student Administration Team, Student Finance and Student Life Services about entry requirements (including alternative pathway options), fees, living in the dorms or off campus, and student support services such as tutoring and counselling.


Avondale Student Information Session

ONLINE at 7pm, Tuesday 19 January 2021

High school students in Years 11 and 12 who plan to study at university for the first time
Hear from current students about their experience at Avondale University College. Ask them questions about what it is like to study on campus or online, live in dorms, or off-campus as a day student, balance study and work and more.


UCAT Bootcamp Free

At under “Free Resources” tab. Available to parents, aspiring Med students and Careers Advisers. Here, Dr Ray Boyapati, Gastroenterologist, Monash University academic, offers sample UCAT mini test, medical interviews, admission process, life as a medical student, and career as a doctor. Watch from the comfort, convenience & security of your home at any time!

Medical Interview Training 

MedEntry provides comprehensive interview training in two parts: Medical Interview Strategy Day with Dr Ray, a Consultant Gastroenterologist with 20 years’ experience in medical interview training. Second part is the mock interview which is specific to the university you are applying to. Details at:

Attention Medical and Dental School Applicants! 

An intensive Medical Interviews Preparation Workshop for students who received or are expecting to receive an interview offer for the Undergraduate Medical and Dental Schools. Contact Ph: (02) 4367 0404, 0404 197 178, 0412 439 115 / / Sign up here: 

How To Get Into Harvard: With Former Harvard Admissions Officer Devery Doran Webinar

12 December. 10am

Learn from Former Harvard and UC Berkeley Admissions Officer and Harvard graduate Devery Doran, to learn to create a strong profile for the U.S University Application to outshine the competition and make a memorable impression on Admission Officers. Register now:

How to Crush Your U.S/U.K Application: Expert Workshop for Year 10/11 Students 

Join this online workshop hosted by two of Crimson's U.S and U.K Admissions Experts, to learn about exactly what you will need to prepare in order to crush your U.S and U.K application. Register now:



Information Sessions about the Tertiary Preparation Certificate

Wednesday 22 January

Information Session for the Tertiary Preparation Certificate Course Wednesday 9 December 2020 and 20 January 2020 The TPC course is an alternative to those who do not wish to study the HSC and want to do further studies. On completion, successful graduates can apply to study at university, or apply to study a diploma or degree course at TAFE . Email for more info

Information Sessions about the Pathways to Further Study Cert 3

Wednesday 20January 2021 

Ultimo TAFE

Pathways to Further Study is an alternative to the school year11. Designed to give the academic know-how and practice for higher level study. Learn the essential skills employers are looking for. The NSW government is fully subsidizing the course-there are no fees for students. Reply to

TAFE International Student Guide

Are you an International student who is considering your study options for 2021? The new 2021 TAFE NSW International Student Guide is now available.

Glass and Glazing Apprenticeships - Apprentices needed 

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



Get Started in Games & Film, Holiday Courses at Academy of Interactive Entertainment 

Learn how industry experts make your favourite games and film. Introductory 3D Animation and Games Development courses available for Ages 12+. Get started in industry-standard programs and make your own game or animation. Rego:


RSA Courses 

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

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

Course starting on 8 February 2021.

If you know of any recently-graduated students who might be interested in a career as a pilot, please ask them to contact Tarquin Watt at SFC without delay ( or 0456 500 460).

JMC Academy January Short Courses 

This January School Holidays Short Courses are available for High School students going into grades 9 - 12 in 2021 or who have just completed grade 12 in 2020. Courses are available in Script to Screen, Songwriting & Production, Character Design and Recording & Mixing a Band. To book visit:


Industry cadetships: tapping the talents of women in STEM

Australia loses female talent at every stage of the STEM pipeline. A program in which educators and industry work together to help women gain in-demand skills is one piece in the puzzle.

Meet a Woman Geoscientist

Dr Ashleigh Hood is a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellow and has a killer career as a geoscientist.

At school Ashleigh was into science, but also creative subjects too.

“I loved physics, but also geology and art,” the University of Melbourne graduate says. “I enjoyed basically any subject where I could learn about how the world around us works.”

And with a family big-time into environmental science, Ashleigh spent her childhood hanging out in nature – camping, kayaking and rock climbing – constantly questioning why and how things were the way they were.

Meet a Woman in Medicine

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellow, Dr Valerie Sung, is using her STEM smarts to improve the lives of children with congenital hearing loss.  

Dr Valerie Sung has studied a lot. So much so that she’s only just getting stuck in to her research career 25 years after finishing high school.

“The journey has been very long indeed,” Dr Sung says of her study pathway. “But most clinician-researchers would be in the same boat.” The L’Oréal–UNESCO For Women in STEM fellow kicked off her career with an epic six-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at The University of Melbourne, followed by a 12-month internship, seven years of specialist paediatrics training, a PhD through The University of Melbourne and a masters of public health at Monash University.

Where are the Employers for Space Careers in Australia and New Zealand?

Set your sights sky-high! The space industry in Australian and New Zealand is seriously taking off. Look into the following employers…

How to Land a STEM career in the Space Industry

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

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

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

The Australian Space Agency is helping fund the University of Melbourne’s ‘SpIRIT’ mission, to launch a small satellite in 2022 hosting an advanced X-ray imaging instrument. They are also assisting Human Aerospace, a startup that is building a spacesuit designed to ease the side effects of low gravity during long space missions.

Looking for an Office Job? 

Since 1923, Patrick's College Australia has been training young women and men to be Sydney’s most sought-after Personal Assistants (PAs), Executive Assistants (EAs), Legal Secretaries, Administrative Assistants and Office Managers. Enrol now in the BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration - Limited Scholarship Places Available - 02 8252 9963

AFL SportsReady 'How did you get the dream job?' webinar,

17 December

Join former AFL SportsReady trainees working at Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani & Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. Discover how these people got their DREAM JOB through a traineeship. Click here to attend:

NSW Department of Primary Industries Career Profiles 

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

Second Summer Intake for Micro Journalism Course 

11 January

Jschool Journalism College has opened a second intake for the micro unit Newswriting Basics. the second opportunity for senior secondary students to enrol is 11 January.

Details at

Places are also available for single subject study - details at

Australia's best workplaces for 2020

Global workplace research and consulting firm, Great Place to Work Australia, has released the 2020 edition of its much-anticipated annual publication, 50 Best Places to Work. The report is based on research conducted by surveys and evaluation of a company’s policies and procedures.   While the report always provides fascinating insights into what makes a company great to work for, this year’s report is especially interesting, given the disruption to all industries due to COVID-19. The organisations in this report have continued to demonstrate excellent leadership and care for their employees in the most trying of times.  The report is sectioned into three different categories based on size: 1,000 or more employees, 100– 999 employees, and 100 or fewer employees.

At the Museum - School Holidays

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

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


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

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

And if you’re feeling stressed about which course preferences you’ve picked? Don’t be! There’s a two-day window between an offer round and when you’ll need to submit your change of preferences, which means you can tweak them right up until the final round of offers in March.


Tips for Choosing the Right Referees

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

Top 5 motivation boosters

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

5 apps to help you study at home

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

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

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

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

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



Defence Careers Virtual Information Session

14 December. 6pm

Consider a career like no other and represent Australia with pride in the Navy, Army or Air Force.

Tune in for a virtual information session to speak with current serving members and ask your questions- is a career in the Australian Defence Force for you?

How does it work? Click here to find out more:

Canberra Defence Information Session

15 December. 6pm

Are you considering a career in the Australian Defence Force?

Are you keen to learn about the many exciting roles available in the Navy, Army and Air Force?

Join us at an upcoming info session and speak with current serving members to see which Australian Defence Force career is best suited to you.

Please note: Staff will be adhering to up to date health guidelines.

It is highly recommended you book as soon as possible to avoid missing out- places are strictly limited!

For bookings: