Rapid changes in technology, information acquisition and the increasing complexities of modern society require people to be receptive and adaptive to new ideas and changes in both work and social lives. Given these changes, the idea of Life long Learning is seen as an increasingly relevant aspect of the 21st century.
The notion that an individual has one occupation for their entire working life is no longer a reality, and as such, in order to maintain employability currency, an individual must be receptive to the idea of life long learning, to constantly reassess and revaluate their skills and training the light of the current market climate.
Here at Mary MacKillop Catholic College the aim of the Careers department is to empower the students in becoming informed and resilient individuals to meet the changing needs of the future.
Careers at the college provide a caring and nurturing environment with information regarding options and courses available. Parents are also invited to visit the Careers room to browse or speak with the Learning Advisor Pathways and Partnership.
TAFE & Apprenticeships
The Footnotes – The FREE study and careers online magazine engaging Australian students in their future.
UMAT preparation courses: if you are thinking of applying for medicine or other areas in health that require UMAT testing. https://www.nie.edu.au/umat-
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QS World University Rankings
The QS World University Rankings for 2016/2017 have the Australian National University, ranked 22nd globally, being first in Australia. The top 10 universities in Australia according to these rankings are:
- Australian National University (22)
- The University of Melbourne (42)
- The University of Sydney (=46)
- The University of New South Wales (=49)
- The University of Queensland (=51)
- Monash University (65)
- The University of Western Australia (=102)
- The University of Adelaide (125)
- University of Technology, Sydney (193)
- University of Wollongong (218)
ACU: School Visits
ACU offers the options of booking campus tours for school groups or a school visit where a staff member can speak about study options at ACU.
Charles Sturt University Online
CSU offers courses online for those unable to attend face-to-face classes.
Macquarie University Campus Tours
On every tour you’ll see our various lecture theatres, our award-winning library, MUSE – our flexible and creative study space, the Sport and Aquatic Centre, and the Campus Hub, where you can explore the many shopping and dining options. If you’re interested in seeing something not on the general tour – like accommodation options – all you need to do is ask when you book your tour.
Friday 17 November, 4pm – 5.30pm
ACU Campus Tours
ACU offers personalised campus tours of any of our six campuses.
Campus tours give you the opportunity to come on campus and check out our facilities and discuss your future study options.
If you are thinking about studying at ACU, our team can provide a more personalised experience. If you would like to individually visit an ACU campus or speak to ACU staff about our course offerings personalised tours are available Monday to Friday, from 9am until 4pm. Approximate duration is 30 minutes.
If you have a special request for a campus tour, please specify this when filling out the booking form.
Bond High School Mooting Competition
Registration is now open for the 2017 High School Mooting Competition for students in years 11 & 12 who are
interested in law or are just keen to experience something new. The competition introduces students
to the courtroom environment and provides insight into the workings of the legal system.
For more information, contact email@example.com or phone 1800 074 074.
The Creative Network
JMC Academy and Fire Entertainment bring you a series of uniquely crafted events designed to expand your knowledge, challenge your thinking and connect you to the real opportunities and professionals you need to know in the creative industries in 2017.
There are Masterclasses, Speakshops / Industry Q&As, Workshops, Pitch Nights, & Networking Events.
Register your interest: http://www.jmcacademy.edu.au/events/the-creative-network
Sydney Writers’ Festival Biggest Names
Secondary school students get rare access to some of the biggest stars on the Festival program – including acclaimed writers, respected social commentators and some of the world’s keenest thought-leaders.
The MyFuture website has a new page about entrepreneurship, including an Entrepreneurship activity to see if you are ready to try this path.
Junior Tall Poppies Awards
These awards, for students aged 15–17, recognise students who can develop projects in their schools to encourage the study of science and educate the public about the importance of science to society. Students need to be nominated by a teacher. There is also a category recognising the work of teachers.
Preparing Secondary School Students for Work: My Skills
Service Skills Australia
The Service Skills website provides information, resources and videos about a variety of careers in the Sport, Fitness & Recreation, Tourism, Travel & Hospitality, Wholesale, Retail & Personal Services sectors.
Southern Cross Cultural Exchange: Scholarships Now Open
Students can apply for a full scholarship or reduced program fees on a student exchange program.
Work Readiness Course
SkillsRoad.com.au has launched a new Work Readiness Course that is available for schools and individual students to complete online. The interactive course is designed to prepare young adults for the workforce and can be completed in around 75 minutes.
Total course cost is $29.95 which includes a certificate upon completion.
High School Study Tips
It’s time to conquer your course load! Whether you’re a natural academic or not, it never hurts to have few added study tips and tricks on hand.
Open2Study for Career Advice & Counsellors
Open2Study offers 48 short courses online. These are designed to provide a taste of different career options, help prepare for tertiary study, experience the online learning environment and develop transferable skills. The website has various resources for career advisors to download.
TAFE & Apprenticeships
TAFE Bytes is a blog project, which has posts that relate to different industry, study, apprenticeships and many more relevant subjects.
Enrolments for the Open Training and Education Network are open all year round. With OTEN, studies can be completed around other commitments. There is also careers advice, counselling services and tutorial assistance which can be found through the online learning service.
TAFE Career Quiz
The quiz uses brief multiple choice questions to determine prominent characteristics and then which career paths suit these.
HTN Apprentice Chef and Butcher Opportunities
There are currently job opportunities for those wanting to start a butcher or chef apprenticeship.
Whitehouse Institute of Design: School Workshops
2 Short Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Whitehouse Institute of Design offers workshops for school students, which are beginner classes and may be held on campus or at the school. Areas offered include drawing for fashion, interior drawing techniques, creative direction, textiles and design. These are suitable for students from year 7 to 12.
To book or for enquiries, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 02 9267 8799
My Career Match Avondale
This is a personality type survey based on understanding human behaviour. When your career report is generated, it will display a list of matching courses that might suit you at Avondale.
AIM HSC Requirements
Those interested in studying at AIM are required to have completed the HSC or equivalent and must present evidence of this. For those without evidence of the HSC, applicants must provide proof of two years’ full-time study, at a certificate IV level or higher.
APM College of Business and Communication Course Guide
APM’s course guide is available online for prospective students. It details the courses on offer, with requirements and an overview of what to expect.
Applications to sail on the Young Endeavour in 2017 are now open. If you’re aged 16–23, you can apply to take part in the program, in which you will develop self-awareness, leadership and teamwork skills.
Struggling with your first week of Chemistry?
Crash Course Chemistry provides videos spanning all topics of chemistry studied throughout years 11 & 12. If you are struggling with a concept see if Crash Course can help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSyAehMdpyI&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPHzzYuWy6fYEaX9mQQ8oGr
National Register of VET
This website provides information about VET qualifications, including whether they are current, what has replaced them and the units of competency required. It also has information about Registered Training Organisations and what courses are provided in different locations.
This website provides legal information, specifically targeted at children and young people. Some of the main topics covered include bullying, school stuff, sex, love and health, the law, at home and on the job. There is also a further Lawmail service for those under 18 years of age.
Hour of Code
The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. The hour of code can be completed at any time and may be split up into multiple sessions.
Meet a Keeper Days at Taronga
The program is for those aged 14 years and over interested in becoming a zoo keeper. Students will learn about the required qualifications for becoming a keeper, responsibilities and career opportunities.
A strategy to help you finish your assignments
The situation is this: you need to finish an assignment but you just can’t find the energy to get started. So what do you do? Follow this link to find out more: http://learningfundamentals.com.au/blog/the-everest-philosophy-a-strategy-to-help-you-finish-projects-and-assignments-when-youre-sick-and-tired-of-them/
Australian Taxation Office: Tax File Number
A tax file number is a unique nine-digit number issued to individuals and organisations to help administer tax and other Australian Government systems. Students need a TFN before they can start any type of paid work.
For information on how to apply visit: https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/tax-file-number/
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Free Resume and Cover Letter Template for High School Students
Need a resume and cover letter but don’t know where to begin? This template will get you started: http://www.
Meet the Business Leader 2017
Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is proud announce our partnership with The Woolmark Company in sponsoring the major prize in the TWC’s Wool4School student design competition for 2017. The Winner will be offered a scholarship (full tuition fees) to the Bachelor of Design at Whitehouse Institute of Design commencing 2018. For more information on Wool4School go to: http://www.wool4school.
WEP Student Exchange Scholarships WEP Australia Scholarships – Applications for three $2000 scholarships are open now. Students currently in year 9 are encouraged to apply. The award can be applied towards a semester or year-long WEP student exchange program commencing in 2018. For more information, visit https://wep.org.au/
AAFP Margaret Fulton Future Foodservice Professional Scholarship HTN is Australia’s leading group employer of Apprentice Chefs and Butchers, currently supporting hundreds of young people throughout NSW and ACT. This scholarship enables hands-on paid work experience and training with one of HTN’s leading industry partners and assistance with travel costs to a capital city within Australia. Find out more – email@example.com | 1300 139 108 | www.htn.com.au
UTS Bachelor of Accounting Co-op Scholarship Program – Early Closing Date Friday 2 June 2017 The UTS Bachelor of Accounting Scholarship program is a 3-year full time degree ($51,000 tax-free!). It includes two internships. Online applications at www.bachelorofaccounting.
The 10 Skills You’ll Need By 2020 (And Beyond) What skills do you think the average job seeker will need in 2020? Here are the top 10 skills that will help you future-proof your career! http://www.careerfaqs.
HSC SUBJECT KLA / FACULTIES
Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts
Academy of Interactive Entertainment Events
Industry Experience Day. Sydney and Canberra 14July, 27 September http://www.aie.edu.au/ied
Open Day. 20 May http://www.aie.edu.au/openday
Online Experience Day. 27 May, 11.00am to 4.00pm http://www.aie.edu.au/oed
UWC Australia Scholarships
Two year pre-university period of overseas study at UWC schools and colleges around the world. http://www.uwc.org.au/how-to-apply/scholarships
Careers in Maths
See how different people in a wide range of careers use maths as part of their daily routine at work. http://mathsadds.amsi.org.au/
Senior Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics
Youth Central Finding an Apprenticeship or Traineeship
A great blog with posts on different industries, study at TAFE and apprenticeships. http://tafebytes.com.au/
OTEN Enrolment with TAFE Distance Education
Open all year, your studies can be completed at your leisure. Careers advice, counselling and tutorial help provided. http://oten.tafensw.edu.au/enrolling/
How to change your career with help from VET
In this new video see how Daniel Kelty used vocational education and training to get the career change he wanted. Daniel won the Trainee of the Year award at last year’s NSW Training Awards and is a former MasterChef contestant. Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujiUAUImP4Q&feature=youtu.be
For an Apprenticeship in Home Building Careers HIA Apprenticeships
submit a General Application online.
One Shift Jobs
Casual or part-time jobs opportunities. https://oneshiftjobs.com/
VET Information and Digital Technology
Girls Programming Network
12 August. 10.00am to 4.00pm
5 November. 10.00am to 4.00pm
Fun workshops for girls to code and see the careers opportunities in IT. https://sites.google.com/site/girlsprogrammingnetwork/
Hour of Code
One hour introduction to easily learn the basics of code. https://hourofcode.com/au
VET Information Technology
Hour of Code
One hour introduction to easily learn the basics of code. https://hourofcode.com/au
VET Primary Industries
Great website on all career fields and pathways on the land, environment and agriculture. Explore career options, scholarships and internships on offer.
VET Retail Services
One Shift Jobs
Casual or part-time jobs opportunities. https://oneshiftjobs.com
Past HSC Exams
Visit this site to find the subjects you study and view past exam papers and questions and do practice attempts. http://mcq.bostes.nsw.edu.au/hsc.cfm
Scholarship opportunities at The NSW Department of Education for future teachers
Opening May/June 2017 for 2018
Be part of video conference student groups to learn more. Register your interest to keep up to date to Teach NSW. https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au
All types of teaching careers and those in high demand, salaries and high demand locations. https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/exploreteaching
Defence Jobs Australia Information Sessions
Australian College of Beauty Therapy
Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up) Open to international students.
Experts predict jobs of the future
Open Universities Australia
Study a university degree online and at your own pace.
University of the Arts London
Study degrees, short courses or abroad programs. Their staff come to Australia to interview prospective students. For your school visit email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stranger Things – The Uncanny world of animal pregnancy. JD Stewart Lecture with Dr Camilla Whittington on the amazing world of genes.
16 August. 5.45pm to 7.00pm
Eastern Ave Auditorium
Free Public Lecture at the University of Sydney
Discover how cutting-edge techniques are used to identify the pregnancy genes that cause live birth rather than egg-laying. Explore how Dr Whittington’s work relates to pregnancy in lizards, mammals and fish, including the world’s only male-pregnant animals–the seahorses.
Kickstart HSC Science Workshops
Parts of the biology, chemistry and physics syllabus require equipment or expertise in areas that many schools may not be able to provide. Kickstart workshops give HSC students a chance to do experiments and demonstrations of key syllabus points that are difficult to do in the classroom.
P 9114 0825. Email to: email@example.com
TVET will be opened on the 31st July 2017 for applications for 2018. If you are interested in undertaking a course at TAFE while you are still at school, please contact Mrs Pedavoli.
Below are the list of courses available:
|2018 EVET List Western Syd – swsi proposed V4|
|2018 TVET Course Information Summary Version 1|
You will need to apply and there will be a cost of $290.00 payable on your school fees for the cost of the course and TAFE will take place one day a week.
If your require more information, please email Mrs Pedavoli – firstname.lastname@example.org
HSC & TPC at TAFE
Students who need another chance for their HSC and an alternate pathway into University. TAFE NSW St Leonards Campus are accepting late enrolments for HSC and Tertiary Preparation (TPC) courses. For more information, contact Colin Frederick on 9942 0743 or at email@example.com. Also on Facebook . Search “HSC Courses – TAFE NSW” or “TPC Courses – TAFE NSW”
Study online with TAFE
Select your TAFE course to study at your own pace in your own home.
Build a Career with REECE School based Apprenticeship Program(ASbA)
Offering exciting employment, training for year 10s or 11s continuing through to year 12 combing HSC with part time work. See position locally at:
HTN Apprentice Chef and Butcher Opportunities
Apprentice butcher or chef apprenticeships available now.
Do a 4 week training program to obtain a chef apprenticeship.
Bedford College February Intake for Business, Child Care, and Social Work Diplomas.
There are four intakes throughout the year in February, April, July, and October and enrolments acc
Accepted all year round. For enquiries, call on 1300 174 174, or visit the website at www.bedford.edu.au
Coco Republic Design School Online Courses
From 16 to 18 weeks on Interior Design Essentials, Styling Essentials and Colour for Interiors.
College for Law Education and Training Online in Law, Business Management, and Government Studies.
Nationally recognised qualifications.
Whitehouse Institute of Design School Workshops
2 Short Street, Surry Hills
Held on Whitehouse or at your school in drawing for fashion, interior drawing, textiles and design for all high school students. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 02 9267 8799
APM College of Business and Communication Course Guide
Business, Marketing, Event Management and Project Management.
JMC Academy Sydney Campus Tour
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 Student Recruitment Advisers at: Sydney@jmc.edu.au
Work Experience in Game Development, Animation and Visual Effects
The AIE Work Experience Program is a great way for secondary school students in years 10 to 12 to learn about the interactive entertainment and digital industries. The week will open the door to the range of career possibilities in the industry and allow students to get hands-on with the tools of the trade. Register at:
Complimentary workshops at William Angliss Institute Sydney in school holidays
Surry Hill campus
A specialised training centre running workshops in Cookery, Patisserie, Coffee and Hospitality
It offers a unique opportunity for students to try some hands on experience in these fields during school holidays. For more information, contact Stacey email@example.com or call 0291255111
Endeavour College of Natural Health
Bachelor of Complementary Medicine online.
Young People at Work
NSW Government website. Learn how to get a job, workers’ rights, how to work, leaving a job.
Be Work Ready
See what employers want in a new worker.
Discover Your Career in Tourism and Hospitality
How to survive Year 12
How to prepare for Year 12
Top students reveal how they achieved great results:
Like them on Facebook for video updates:
Crash Course Chemistry
Videos on all topics Yr 11 and 12 chemistry topics.
Applications to sail open.
16s and over develop sailing, leadership and teamwork skills.
Volunteer 2018 Commonwealth Games – Gold Coast
WEP Australia Student Exchange Scholarships – Student Exchange Programs to 25 Countries
WEP Australia is a not-for-profit student exchange organisation offering partial scholarships for students wishing to spend a semester or year overseas in 2018. Students can choose from 25 countries around the world. The majority of their destinations do not have language per-requisites. Request a free information pack: https://wep.org.au/ 1300884733, firstname.lastname@example.org
Defence Force Recruiting Information Sessions
Adventure, travel, great pay and diverse career opportunities are a few of the benefits on offer when you join the Navy, Army or Air Force. If you would like to find out more, come along to one of their upcoming information sessions.
Email email@example.com and quote reference number 0270231158 for more information.
For a Defence event near you visit: https://www.facebook.com/DefenceJobsAustralia/events
Spend a year in the US caring for children, sightseeing, making friends and having fun. Au Pairs all attend an orientation and flights and insurance are included. For more info – https://www.aifs.com.au/aupair-america/
Challenges Abroad Australia International Volunteering
Overseas internship opportunities in education, business or health.
AFS Overseas Student Exchange Online Information Sessions
Find a location nearest to you for the correct session.
Camp Leaders Australia Applications Now Open
Applications Summer season in the USA.
STEM Subjects – Why are they in Demand?
The future of the Australian economy depends on a workforce that is skilled in using new applications and applying innovations. Young people with STEM skills are highly prized by employers and this trend is predicted to continue as there is a shortage of qualified recruits.
Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and National Australia Bank help students develop a business from scratch.
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School Barista Courses, Sydney Coffee Academy
The Northern Sydney Institute, Ryde Campus.
Offer your students and staff the opportunity to learn the art of espresso coffee in a professional facility for a special schools only rate . For dedicated groups of 14 students/staff, Yr 9 – 12 students, over 4 hours, Monday – Friday, 10 am – 2.30 pm, Ryde Campus , 250 Blaxland Road, Ryde.
Contact Mark Hastings to reserve a date firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 9448 6126.
Responsible Service of Alcohol School RSA Courses
The Northern Sydney Institute, TAFE NSW, Ryde Campus or at your school.
Offer your students and staff the opportunity to learn Responsible Service of Alcohol for a special schools only rate . For dedicated groups of 30 students/staff, students must be 17 or over, Duration: 6 hours, any day of the week – Monday – Sunday from 9.00 am – 3.30 pm, Special Price:$180.00 per person
Contact Mark Hastings on (02) 9448 6126 or email email@example.com
White Card, RSA & RCG courses
Delivered at your school.
White Card $89. RSA only $120. RCG only $85. RSA & RCG $199 Minimum number apply. Call 02 43823005 or firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.coastalohs.com
Free Hunter TAFE Campus Tours
Visit your local campus today, Tours are available free to schools, offering students a chance to visit training facilities, practical workshops, and meet industry experienced teachers and can be organised for groups of 10 or more at any of our 15 Campuses, tours can be tailored to suit your needs. Bookings are essential for more information contact Rebecca Boyce Rebecca.email@example.com
National Science Week at Newcastle TAFE Campus
14 to 18 August
We explore Future Earth featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities for students of all ages. Get involved, explore exhibitions, and demonstrations! To book your school group visit contact Rebecca Boyce Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org
Macquarie University School Portal
A one-stop-shop for all Careers Advisers need to know about how you and your students can get in touch and involved with us. From here you can access up-to-date information about new courses and course changes, entry programs, upcoming events and special offers all in one place at mq.edu.au/study/school-portal
New from MyCareerMatch
NEW MyCareerMatch 2017 https://www.mycareermatch.com.au
MyCareerMatch updates to its Year 10 – 12 report, and introduces two new career adviser programs, Discover ME for Year 6 – 9 students and Blast OFF a job ready program for year 11 & 12’s. For pricing, trials and information visit the MyCareerMatch website or contact Michelle 02 9389 2800 email@example.com
National Register of VET
With current registered VET, units of competency and Registered Training Organisations, courses and locations. http://training.gov.au/Home/Tga
Study in the US
Visiting speaker at schools from March 3 to March 19 about applying to the US for colleges, giving students from year 9 on tips on the process and what is expected from students. A camp is also offered in July to prepare for standardised tests held at Cranbrook School. I am an Australian teacher now based in the US Please contact Deborah Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internationally Educated Study in the USA
Internationally Educated welcomes the opportunity to present to Sydney based schools on the topic of US Universities and the application process. Email: email@example.com
The Lemon Car
Year 10 and 11 students are taught with hands on activities to know what to look for in their own Pink Slip or making their car road worthy. They learn road safety practices and fines that can apply to them.
Ph 0416950323 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Book your 2017 projectABLE workshop
projectABLE is an initiative of National Disability Services. We offer free in-school workshops led by people with disability for students in years 10, 11 & 12 in the ACT and Hunter and Nepean regions of NSW. We raise awareness of disability and promote the range of careers available in the disability sector. To book or for more details, call (02)9256 3184 or email email@example.com
Mental Health First Aid Teen
Teaches your students in Years 10 –12, how to provide mental health first aid to their friends. (School staff must be trained in the YOUTH stream before the TEEN course is delivered). For more information on session times and availability, please contact Nadia Toumi, Business Capability Specialist on (02) 9941 5341 or Nadia.Toumi@tafensw.edu.au to secure your training.
ENID – Program for Girls
ENID showcases the diverse array of career, educational, life and post-school opportunities available, particularly those in which females are underrepresented. We believe equality of opportunity begins with awareness of what’s really out there, and continues by instilling in girls’ the practical strategies to achieve them. ENID Online: www.enidnetwork.com Contact ENID: firstname.lastname@example.org