Get Ready to Study in 2018!

The 2017–18 University Admission Centre (UAC) Guides were provided this week to all current Year 12 students. This year the Guide contains descriptions of over 2,000 courses at 45 institutions, plus plenty of useful information about the ins and outs of applying through UAC.

University Admission Centre (UAC) applications http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/ is now open.

Please refer to the following link to access the power point on Applying through UAC.

All Year 12 students will need to be aware of the following changes from University Admission Centre that will affect students applying from August 2017:

  • The maximum number of preferences will now be five (not nine as currently).
  • There will be an offer round after ATAR release and before Christmas.
  • There will be an offer round in mid-January but no ‘Main Round’.
  • Cut-offs will be published for the pre-Christmas round and the mid-January round.

KEY DATES FOR 2018 ADMISSIONS FOR HSC AND IB STUDENTS

Click here for HSC and Click here for IB

These changes simplify the admissions process and ensure that offers are made in a timely manner.

We recommend all Year 12 students apply by Friday 29 September 2017, before the processing charge starts to increase.

Processing charge for 2017 is now set as $58.00. Each student will be required to pay this charge after they apply through UAC.

After you apply, you can change your course preferences as many times as you like for no extra cost. Many students wait to receive their ATAR before they make their final decision.

If students are applying for scholarships, they will need a UAC number. However, this number isn't generated until you apply through UAC. 

For Year 12/HSC applicants – You will apply through UAC, using your NESA number ONLY, and UAC four-digit PIN (which you will receive by mail to your home address in August) when first applying through the UAC site. The UAC PIN allows you to apply online through UAC’s website. It also gives you access to your ATAR and to UAC’s Check and Change, where you can change your course preferences and check for offers. Your UAC application number has nine digits and is issued when you apply.

For Year 12/IB applicants – You will need to use your Personal Code (6 alphanumeric like abc123)

For Year 12/IB applicants –Your UAC PIN is the first four digits of your date of birth. For example, if your birthday is 3 October, your UAC PIN is 0310; if your birthday is 17 May, your UAC PIN is 1705.

Once you have started your UAC application, your UAC number is then generated and this will be used throughout the application period.

Lost or forgotten PIN: If you’ve already applied through UAC, you can click on the lost PIN link in Check and Change to have it emailed to you. If you haven’t applied, you can call UAC Customer Service on 1300 ASK UAC (1300 275 822), from (Monday to Friday 8.30am–4.30pm). Due to privacy legislation, UAC can only release this information to you.

 

UAC Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS)
Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) are one way institutions make early offers of undergraduate admission, using criteria other than (or in addition to) the ATAR.
Participating institutions can use a range of criteria when making SRS offers, including your Year 11 studies, school's rating of your abilities in areas of study and aptitudes, and your Educational Access Schemes (EAS) application (if applicable).
SRS Applications Open Wednesday 2 August and close Friday 29 September
http://www.uac.edu.au/srs/
http://www.uac.edu.au/documents/srs/SRSbooklet.pdf
 
Educational Access Scheme Applications 
Educational Access Schemes (EAS) aim to help students whose education has been negatively affected
during Year 11 and/or Year 12 receive an offer to university. Institutions use EAS to help eligible
applicants gain admission to university if their ATAR is below a course cut-off by allocating bonus points,
or places, to eligible EAS applicants.
http://www.uac.edu.au/eas/
 
UAC Equity Scholarships Applications Open
Equity Scholarships help financially disadvantaged students with the general costs associated with tertiary study.
Equity Scholarships are awarded to students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those who receive Centrelink income support payments.
http://www.uac.edu.au/equity/

 

 

UNIVERSITIES

 

Find All Your Uni Courses You Want Clearly On One Page and Save Weeks of Time

Enter the ATAR you plan to achieve and select your area of study and there is your list instantly ready for you!

https://jobjump.com.au/atar

 

5 Tips on Applying for a Scholarship

Brief but very useful video giving you the key tips to address when applying for a scholarship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e10KBpAmYIg&feature=youtu.be

 

Where to Study Architecture Across Australia and NZ

A comprehensive listing of the Universities that offer Architecture.

http://www.architecture.com.au/cpd-education/national/schools-education

 

UNSW Business School Information Systems Workshop

10 November. 9.30am to 12.30pm

Westpac Tower 2, International Towers, 200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo South

UNSW Business School invites Year 11 and 12 students to join Big Four consultancy firm, Deloitte, and one of Australia's leading retail and business banks, Westpac, to explore the options of a technology career.

https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/information-systems-workshop-deloitte-and-westpac

 

University of Newcastle Walking Campus Tours

29 September, 6 October, 3 November, 1 December.

Newcastle or Central Coast Campuses

See the facilities, lifestyle and the places that interest you for your degree at the University.

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/study/forms/campus-tour-booking-form 

 

ACU - Virtual Tour

Australian Catholic University 360 Virtual Tour Strathfield, North Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane locations. Visit all the student facilities and see what life is like at their Uni from the comfort of your home.

http://www.acu.edu.au/international/virtual_tour

 

WSU Legal Studies Day

16 September. 8:45am - 1.30 pm

169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

The School Law at Western Sydney University welcomes HSC legal studies students to an intensive one day series of workshops to  prepare for their upcoming HSC examinations. The series of workshops is specifically tailored to the HSC Legal Studies syllabus and prepares students with an understanding of structures of an essay, new developments in cases, unpacking examiners' comments and use of legislation, cases and non legal sources in HSC examinations. The workshops have been expertly advised by the chief HSC examiner and aim to improve students' understanding, capabilities and approach to the HSC examination

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/sol/school_of_law/legal_studies_day

 

University of Sydney Future Leaders Scheme

Closes 13 December

This scheme offers Dux students and student captains of schools in NSW a guaranteed place at the University of Sydney based on academic achievement and a principal's nomination from their school.

http://sydney.edu.au/study/admissions/pathways-to-study/alternative-entry.html#future-leaders

 

University of Sydney Broadway Scheme

The Broadway scheme targets domestic students who have experienced long-term disadvantage that has affected educational performance in Year 11 and/or Year 12 including from disrupted schooling, financial hardship, home or school environment, English language difficulty, personal illness or disability, or refugee status. There are 600 places allocated every year and it allows for entry into most courses with an ATAR that is up to five points below the published cut off. Excluded courses are all combined medicine courses. Applications for the Broadway Scheme are made through UAC's Education Access Scheme (EAS).

http://sydney.edu.au/study/admissions/pathways-to-study/alternative-entry.html

 

University of Notre Dame Direct Application Deadline

29 September

All prospective students apply directly to the University to our in-house Admissions Office.

While each course has indicative academic pre-requisites, assessment of your application is much broader. We also consider you as a person - who you are, what you have done and what you want to do with your life. You get the opportunity to meet us in person at an interview and we can answer your questions about the course and the university. If you are in Year 12, you can apply as soon as you have received your mid-year results

http://www.nd.edu.au/nav-future-students/applynow

 

Personal Statement Topics to Address University of Notre Dame

Very useful checklist of the areas you need to consider in your Personal Statement.

http://www.nd.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/140123/Personal-Statement.pdf

 

University of Wollongong Year 12 Summer Master Class

Closes 22 September

On from 4 to 22 January 2018 at Wollongong or 4 to 23 January at Shoalhaven

Select from 7 subjects. Goes for 3 weeks. Receive Early Admission Interview for UOW, credit towards your Degree subject, $3,000.

http://www.uow.edu.au/in2uni-myway/year12summer/index.html

 

University of Wollongong Interview On-Line Preparation for Early Admission Interviews

19 September. 5.00pm

Interviews will be held from 25 to 28 September

This is a chance for UOW staff to meet you and to hear why you want to study your degree at UOW.

http://www.uow.edu.au/future/early-admission/interviews/index.html

Register here for the live on line chat for the interview preparation for 1 hour:

http://mkto.uow.edu.au/20170919Webinar-EarlyAdmissionLiveChat-19Sept_1a.Registration.html

 

Macquarie University Incubator 360 Business Innovation Challenge

14 and 15 September. 8.00am to 6.00pm

As part of a team, you’ll utilise a range of skills over two days to solve a real-world business problem and pitch your solution to business leaders.

http://www.mq.edu.au/about/events/view/incubator-360-a-business-innovation-challenge/ 

 

Macquarie University Language Day

25 September 9.30am to 2.00pm

W5A Theatre, 23 Wally's Walk, Macquarie University

Discover how Macquarie can elevate your language skills at one of our 10 workshops. Learn invaluable skills, tips and strategies specific to your language from our experts to boost your confidence and performance.  We designed our Language HSC Day to showcase the life of a languages student so you can make the best decision when it comes to your UAC application.

http://www.mq.edu.au/about/events/view/language-hsc-day-strategies-for-success/

 

Open Colleges- On Campus Courses

Hundreds of on-line courses across all study areas from well-known colleges. Download a course guide here:

http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/courses/on-campus

 

Deferring A Uni Course - What you need to do.

Deferment is when your institution gives you permission to delay starting your course. Deferment is for a fixed period, usually six months or one year. All deferments are granted subject to the course being offered the following semester or following year.

http://uac.edu.au/undergraduate/offers/defer.shtml

Internationally Educated

Assisting students and their families to identify and apply to appropriate US universities. We have recently written an article on the International Association for College Admission Counselling conference we attended last month in Cleveland, Ohio. We encourage you to have a read: http://www.internationallyeducated.com.au/news

 

University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University

13 September. 3.30pm to 5.00pm 

Meriden, 10-12 Redmyre Rd , Strathfield, 

Careers Advisers will be able to speak with delegates from both institutions. An invitation is extended to students, their parents and Careers Advisers to come along and hear from representatives from both Universities about entry, degrees offered and the life at their campuses. Please RSVP: fdsouza@meriden.nsw.edu.au  Register at: https://australia.meetcolleges.com/

 

UOW College Info Evening Wollongong

21 September 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Looking to study at UOW College in 2017 and don’t know what to do? Don't worry! We've got you covered. Come along to our information evening and meet with UOW College staff and get all your questions answered. Applications will be accepted on the night. Classes start in October for Summer Session and scholarships available.

https://www.uowcollege.edu.au/about/events/UOW235742.html

UOW Global Honours 

UOW’s new Global Honours degrees offer students the opportunity to gain a truly global experience as they study, work and travel in some of the world’s most vibrant cities with sponsorship of $48,000. Find out more go to :

https://coursefinder.uow.edu.au/golead/index.html 

The University of Sydney – Introduction of Fixed ATARs 

We have introduced fixed ATARs for most of our courses, to simplify the application process and make it more transparent. It removes the uncertainty about what’s required for entry, so you can have the confidence to list your dream course as your first preference. For more information and to view the list of fixed ATARs visit: http://www.sydney.edu.au/sydney-atar

 

University of Sydney Indigenous Summer Programme

Ever wondered about university, the Summer Programme is a great way to try it out over the holidays. You will make friends for life, while learning skills in an epic setting: the oldest university in the biggest city in Australia. You will stay on-campus, access world-class facilities and have the chance to hang-out with people your age and current university students who also came to Summer Programme when they were in school! 

wmbb.program@sydney.edu.au or on (02) 8627 8515.

http://sydney.edu.au/wpo/indigenous/summer-program/index.shtml?cid=em_ug-careers 

 

University of Sydney Dalyell Scholars Programme

Exclusive to high achieving students with an ATAR (or equivalent) of 98+, the Dalyell Scholars programme is an opportunity to challenge yourself alongside your most promising and talented peers.  The programme enables you to draw on the rich interdisciplinary depth and breadth on offer at the University, cultivating leadership and professional expertise.

http://sydney.edu.au/study/find-a-course/undergraduate-courses/dalyell-scholars.html?cid=em_ug-careers 

 

UNSW Gateway Entry Scheme 

UNSW Sydney has launched its new admissions scheme, UNSW Gateway, for 2018 entry. UNSW Gateway offers students from 370 geographically and educationally disadvantaged schools in metropolitan and regional NSW additional points towards UNSW degrees with a Guaranteed Entry cut off of 90 or below. Visit the site below or for more information or email UNSWgateway@unsw.edu.au 

https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/unsw-gateway

 

UNSW High School Leavers and Future Students Scholarships

Closes 30 September

Interested students can register and create a profile here. You can already start filling out the form and putting in your responses to the general questions.  Just be sure to submit before the deadline.

https://www.scholarships.unsw.edu.au/news-events/high-school-leavers-future-students-scholarships-now-open#overlay-context=schol 

 

Info Night at UTS Insearch - Business, Communication, Design, Engineering, IT or Science

26 September. 5.30pm to 7.30pm

UTS Insearch, Level 5, 187 Thomas Street, Haymarket

UTS Insearch are the leading pathway to the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Info Night is your chance to tour our fantastic campus, speak to programme managers and current students about our higher education diploma courses that can lead to 2nd year of a UTS degree.  To register: 

https://www.insearch.edu.au/campaigns/anotherway/index

 

C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship

Opens 4 December

Closes 5 January2018

The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate and post-graduate students in Australia. Each residential scholarship is valued at up to $50,000 over 3 years.
http://www.hawkerscholarship.org

 

UNSW and Reserve Bank Economic Workshop

14 September. 12.00pm to 3.00pm

RBA, Martin Place, Sydney

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and UNSW Business School invites year 11/12 high school students to discover more about the world of Economics. Join the RBA and hear all about what a career in Economics is all about. You will also have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of the RBA staff - some who are graduates of UNSW Business School.

https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/economics-workshop-unsw-reserve-bank-australia 

 

UNSW and Macquarie Group Finance Workshop

15 September 9.30am to 12.30pm

UNSW Business School, Business Lounge Level 6 College Road Kensington

Business School and Macquarie Group informs Year 11/12 Finance is an ever-changing, fascinating field that can profoundly impact the way we live. Come along and hear from a representative from Macquarie Group about why a career in Finance is so important and learn about what a professional career in Finance looks like on a day to day basis. High school students may discover more about the world of Finance. You will also have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of UNSW current finance students, who will tell you all about University life and what it's like studying finance as a major.

https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/finance-workshop-unsw-macquarie-group

 

University of New England Campus Tours

Monday and Friday at 9:30am and 1:30pm each week (excluding public holidays)

A free campus tour at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW Australia is a great way to experience the lifestyle of a university student. Tours will take approximately two hours.

http://www.une.edu.au/study/study-on-campus/campus-tours

 

University of New England Regional Bonus Points
UNE's Regional Bonus Scheme adds 5 points to your ATAR, OP (or equivalent), and is for applicants from regional, rural and remote locations Australia-wide. It complements UNE's long-established Early Entry Admissions Scheme for domestic Year 12 and TAFE students.
http://www.une.edu.au/study/study-on-campus/regional-bonus-points

University of Western Sydney Early Offer Programme 2018
HSC students can now start planning their futures early by registering with Western Sydney University’s Early Offer Programme. Register online with your details today and get advance notifications about their exciting offers programme.
https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/informationabout/bonuspoints/early_offer_2018#.WYfhibUPS3s.facebook

 

Riewoldt Family AFL Excellence Scholarships – Bond University
Applications for this scholarship are now open and will close 1 September.
The scholarship offers 100% tuition remission for any single undergraduate or postgraduate degree or diploma, excluding the Bond Medical Programme.
https://bond.edu.au/scholarship/riewoldt-family-afl-excellence-scholarship

Interstate University Applications

If you’re planning to apply to university interstate, here is where you can apply. Make sure you keep an eye on the dates, as they differ from state to state. Most admissions centres allow you to change your preferences after the closing date, but make sure you know the rules (and fees) that apply in each state. Some have variable closing dates depending on the course you’re applying to.

VIC: http://www.vtac.edu.au/
Applications open 7 August; close 28 September
QLD: http://www.qtac.edu.au/
Applications open 3 August; close 26 September
WA: http://www.tisc.edu.au/
Applications open 7 August; close 29 September
SA and NT: http://www.satac.edu.au/
Applications open 7 August; close 29 September
TAS: Direct to http://www.utas.edu.au/
Applications open 4 August; close 29 September

 

Student Life in the Tertiary World

Choosing what to study and where to study is really just the tip of the iceberg. Once you've finally made the big decision and turned up for your first day, student life is everything that follows. Your time as a student is a whole lot more than just showing up to class and displaying a diploma on your wall. Rather, it's about the complete picture and what you get out of your experience, including minor ups and downs and the general challenges that come with taking time out to complete post-compulsory education.

https://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/study-information/student-life

 

How to get Industry Experience While You are Still Studying.

It’s never too early to start thinking about getting your foot in the door. University can be a tad overwhelming for new students but once you’ve become settled, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for any workplace opportunities.

Whether it’s through an internship, volunteering, work experience or a combination of all three, getting ahead is entirely possible while you’re still studying.

https://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/education-blogs/career-guidance/how-to-get-industry-experience-while-you%27re-still-studying

 

Hot Courses Abroad

Search world locations for undergraduate degrees for your field of future study.

https://www.hotcoursesabroad.com/

 
UTS Legal Futures and Technology Major
Legal Futures and Technology will equip students with the requisite knowledge and skills as future legal practitioners and professionals amongst rapid developments in technology, innovation and work.
Available in 2018
http://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/law/course-experience/new-legal-futures-and-technology-major

Road Designer in Training
Offered by Roads and Maritime and WSU, you get a full-time job and salary while you study civil engineering, your university fees paid in full, study and exam leave, plus on the job training and practical experience while you study.
http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/about/careers/working-with-us/employment-programs/road-designer-in-training.html

Engineering and IT Leadership Scholarship, University of Sydney
Our Leadership Scholarship is one of the most valuable undergraduate scholarships in Australia, offering generous financial support and extensive leadership development.
$18,000 per year for up to 4 years, plus professional industry placements and participation in the Faculty Leadership Programme.
http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/scholarships/undergraduate/future/leadership

University of Sydney E12 Scheme
Applications for the 2018 E12 intake are now open. 
Our Early Offer Year 12 (E12) scheme makes your path to uni easier, even before the HSC exams start. If you apply successfully, we will hold a place at the University of Sydney for you. As long as you meet some conditions, such as the E12 ATAR cut-offs (which are lower than standard ATARs) and the HSC subject requirements for your preferred course, you’ll have a definite place when results come out.
The scheme has some other great benefits too. You will also receive a $5950 scholarship (paid in two equal instalments of $2975 after the Autumn and Spring census dates) and lots of support to help you get started at uni.
http://sydney.edu.au/future-students/domestic/undergraduate/e12/

 

Inspired by Business Programme, University of Sydney
Our Inspired by Business programme is designed to recognise and support talented high school students in achieving their full potential through access to university education.
Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce (Advanced Studies) students will receive financial support valued at $10,000 per year for the three years of their degree, comprising of E12 and Inspired by Business scholarship funding.
http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/inspired_by_business

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Audition and Portfolios Deadlines

Early Round Closes - 1 September

Late Round Closes - 29 September

http://music.sydney.edu.au/study/auditions/

Application form is here:

https://sydneycon.formstack.com/forms/scm_audition_submission_form_2018

 

UTS Legal Futures and Technology Major

This equips students with the requisite knowledge and skills as future legal practitioners and professionals amongst rapid developments in technology, innovation and work.  The new major will prepare graduates for careers that require a capacity to work with technology and its impact, innovation and new law as a result of unprecedented change and disruptive technologies. 

http://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/law/course-experience/new-legal-futures-and-technology-major

 

The Good Careers Guide 2017 plus augmented reality app. 

In addition to its comprehensive education and career information, The Good Careers Guide 2017 is complemented by a free augmented reality app. The app interacts directly with the guide, unlocking additional resources and exclusive content. Download the app for free by searching Good Education AR in the App Store or Google Play. The Good Careers Guide 2017 is available at 

goodeducationbookshop.com

 

The University of Newcastle and UNE Joint Medical Programme

The Joint Medical Programme is a unique partnership between the University of Newcastle (UON) and University of New England (UNE), in collaboration with the Central Coast Local Health District and the Hunter New England Local Health District. We recognise that the best type of learning in medicine is practical learning and so our students' clinical experience begins in the first semester and increases throughout the programme. The programme is also underpinned by excellent education technology, including simulated learning facilities. We’re proud of our world-class graduates, many of whom now work as health professionals in Australia and abroad, and are making new discoveries as researchers. Our programme is your first step to launching your own medical career.

https://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/354339/2018-JMP-Prospectus.pdf

 

US Universities and the Common Application 

Internationally Educated has recently published an article titled 'What is the Common Application' to better assist students and careers advisors with US University application options. Our article can be accessed here: 

http://www.internationallyeducated.com.au/single-post/2017/07/04/What-is-the-Common-Application

 

Global leadership entry programme

The programme is open to students completing the HSC or SSC or the IB, who are active in the community and achieve good results in school. To register your interest for the programme, complete the online form on the website.

http://www.mq.edu.au/study/find-a-course/undergraduate/macquarie-entry/global-leadership-entry-program

 

UNSW Co-op Programme

Australia’s leading companies take part in the training and professional development of some of the nation’s best and brightest students with a view to recruiting high-potential young professionals. Minimum ATAR of 96 (or equivalent) is required, and aside from training and mentorship throughout university, you’ll increase your chances of being offered a graduate position at a participating company.

http://www.coop.unsw.edu.au/future-students

 

Robertson Scholars Leadership Programme – Study in the US

The Robertson Scholars Programme is not just a scholarship; nor is it just a leadership development programme. The Robertson Scholars Programme is a comprehensive, long term investment in our Scholars' futures. The Programme valued at up to $50,000 per annum provides full tuition, room and board. Robertson Scholars at UNC will receive an additional living stipend (to cover travel, books, etc). In addition, support is provided for three summers of service, research and travel.

The Scholarship is available for students of most courses of study including pre-medicine and pre-law. Study in medicine and law past undergraduate level is excluded. Applications are handled by UNSW and close 1 December 2017

https://scholarships.online.unsw.edu.au/scholarship/sc_al_search_detail.display_scholarship_details?p_scholarship_specific_id=1097

https://robertsonscholars.org/apply/international/

 

University of Sydney Architecture Portfolio

The portfolio submission is a way for students who have achieved close to the required ATAR (or equivalent) to gain entry into our programmes. In conjunction with the HSC and other formal assessment systems, it assists the University of Sydney to identify students with the potential to excel in higher education in architecture or design computing. Students expecting to receive an ATAR of up to five points lower than or roughly around the ATAR are encouraged to apply by submitting their portfolio. Call 800 793 864.

http://sydney.edu.au/architecture/pathways/

 

University of Sydney - Sydney Scholars Awards 2018

Closes end of September

How to Apply for Sydney Scholars Awards 2018. Research The Sydney Scholars Awards offers opportunities for Year 12 students, who are commencing their studies in 2018 to apply for scholarships ranging from $6,000 (for Domestic and International students) up to $10,000 (Domestic students only) in value and awarded in duration from one year, up to the duration of their undergraduate degree, including double degrees. The scholarships will be offered to students who achieve a minimum ATAR of 95 or equivalent in conjunction with a personal statement. You need to have the University of Sydney listed as one of your preferences throughout the application period, i.e. from September 2017 to January 2018. Please note that if you do not include one of our courses in your preferences, we are unable to access your ATAR, and will not be able to offer you a scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants enrolled in any University of Sydney undergraduate degree.

http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/undergraduate/year12/How%20to%20apply%20for%20Sydney%20Scholars%20Awards%202018.pdf

and

http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/undergraduate/year12/sydney-scholars-award.shtml

 

UNSW Art and Design's 2018 Undergraduate Guide

UNSW Art and Design is ranked in the Global Top 40 for art and design and UNSW Australia is ranked 46th in the 2017 QS World University Ranking.

https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/atoms/files/unsw_art_design_2018_undergraduate_guide.pdf 

 

ACU Passion for Law Early Entry Programme

Closes 15 September

Successful applications will be notified by email on 29 September.

Minimum ATAR of 78.

http://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/faculties,_institutes_and_centres/law_and_business/school_of_law/passion_for_law_early_entry_program

 

UTS 2018 Course Guides

https://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/undergraduate/essential-information/uts-courses/course-guides

 

FAQs about the ATAR

http://www.uac.edu.au/documents/atar/ATAR-FAQs.pdf

 

UTS Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Co-operative Scholarship

To apply for the programme you must apply through both the Universities Admissions Centre and directly through UTS. Successful applicants are selected on a combination of interview + ATAR. It is expected that students will achieve an ATAR around 90 or higher. However, quite often we'll take in applicants whose ATAR falls in the range of 85 to 99.50. Final acceptance into this course for 2018 will be determined following the release of HSC results in late December 2017.

Round 1 closing date: 3 September Round 2 closing date: 13 October

https://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/information-technology/essential-information/how-apply/how-apply-bit

 

UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS

 

Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)

Where: 10 Parkview Drive , SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK
When: Saturday,14/10/2017

 

Australian Catholic University Open Days

Strathfield. 9 September

http://www.acu.edu.au/student_experience/student_life/experience_uni_before_you_start/Open_Day

 

TAFE

 

Chef Apprenticeships from HTN

Gain entry into the world of cooking through a guaranteed  placement in some of Australia’s best kitchens. Our approach ensures that Apprentices are able to acquire a variety of skills from different industry placements during the course of their training. Our Industry Advisors provide expert guidance for all work placements.

http://htn.com.au/

 

Master Builders Association Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Master Builders Apprenticeship Service is a Group Training Organisation, who employs apprentices and trainees to place them with tradespeople, builders and contractors within the Building and Construction Industry for on the job training in their selected trade. 

We’re always looking for great people looking to start their apprenticeship . Apply by completing the form found in the link below.

http://www.mbansw.asn.au/Services/Apprenticeships/Become-an-Apprentice/

 

Electrogroup Electrical Apprenticeships

We encourage people interested in gaining an Electrogroup apprenticeship or wishing to partake in a pre-apprenticeship course to register their interest at any time by sending through a completed application form.

You will learn to install and maintain electrical components, wiring, equipment and systems. You may have the opportunity to elect to work in specialised areas of the electrical industry

http://www.electrogroup.com.au/apprentices-overview/

 

Automotive Group Training Apprenticeships

We employ apprentices and then place them with one, or more, host trainers in order to undergo their trade training. These host trainers are businesses operating in the Automotive industry and can range from small local workshops to bigger car dealerships. We will always aim to place our apprentices into a business that is close to their home and that fulfils all the requirements for them to learn the trades of their apprenticeship of choice.

Select an auto Career here you like: http://www.agtnsw.com.au/job-seekers/job-profiles

Register for an opportunity here:

http://www.agtnsw.com.au/Job-Seekers/Register-with-us

 

MTA Automotive Apprenticeships

If you are a job seeker or recent school leaver and are seeking an apprenticeship in the automotive industry, simply email your resume to Aaron or John below. If you have any questions please feel to call at any stage.

http://www.apprus.com.au/what-we-do.html

Automotive Apprenticeships - Inner City, Eastern Suburbs, St George and Sutherland Shire

Aaron Low, Candidate Resources, Ph:   (02) 9891 6900Email: alow@apprus.com.au

Automotive Apprenticeships - Sydney Greater Metropolitan area, Central Coast and Newcastle

John Vu, Candidate Resources, Ph: (02) 9891 6900, Email: jvu@apprus.com.au

  • Light Vehicle
  • Heavy Vehicle
  • Motor Cycle
  • Spray Painting
  • Panel Beating
  • Auto Electrical
  • Tyre Fitting
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Transmissions
  • Radiator Repairs
  • Car Detailing
  • Parts Sales
  • Automotive Administration

 

Landscape Contractors Apprenticeships

If you are looking for work in the Landscaping Industry, please view our positions vacant page on this website.

If you are actively looking for work in our industry, please submit your details on this form below.  

http://www.landscapenswact.com.au/job-seekers-application-form.html

 

Master Plumbers Association of NSW Apprenticeships

7 steps to become an apprentice plumber:

http://www.masterplumbers.com.au/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=104287

Application form here:

file:///C:/Users/DESKTOP/Downloads/Application+for+Apprenticeship+SOPF+5+-+102+++++9+September+2015.pdf

Website information here:

http://www.masterplumbers.com.au/apprenticeship-opportunities 

 

Growth Occupations for VET to 2020

https://compliantlearningresources.com.au/blog/growth-occupations-industries-australia-2020/

 

COLLEGES

 

UN 2017 Youth Rep
Applications open late 2017
The Australian UN Youth Rep travels across the country on a national listening tour to discover what matters most to young Australians. The Youth Rep then reports back, sharing their stories in the media, with national leaders and other influences. As part of the role, the Youth Rep travels to New York with the Australian delegation to the United Nations to present important issues to the UN General Assembly. Applicants must be 18 years or over to be considered for the role.
https://unyouth.org.au/representation/youthrep/
 
Country to Canberra’s 2017 Leadership Competition
At least 10 young women will win a once-in-a-lifetime all-expenses paid ‘Power Trip’ prize to Canberra to meet inspiring politicians and CEOs, attend exclusive events, tour Parliament, receive an leadership and public speaking training and so much more. Winners also score online mentorship sessions and access to our alumni network.
Entries must be emailed to submit@countrytocanberra.com.au by 11.00 pm AEST 8 September 2017.
Entrants must be:
Female students who are attending school in grades 10, 11 or 12 in 2017 and attend a school that is located at least 50 kilometres away from a town with a population 80,000 persons or more.
http://countrytocanberra.com.au/enter-the-competition/
 
Camp America
Join us for the 2018 Camp America season launch!
Want to know more about our Camp America programme? Come along and find out why more than 7,000 people from around the world head to America every year to work in Summer Camps.
https://campamerica.com.au/events/

 

JMC Academy Short Courses for Creative Thinkers 

This September, JMC Academy is proud to offer 6 different 2-4 day Short Courses based on Animation, Audio Engineering & Sound Production, Contemporary Music & Performance, Digital Design, Entertainment Business Management, Film & Television, Game Development and Songwriting. For more information contact Kassandra Kashian at JMC Academy on (02) 8241 8899 or kkashian@jmc.edu.au

 

 

OTHER NEWS

 

NSW Police Force Exam Dates and Locations

The NSW Police Entrance exams are coordinated every 6-8 weeks in locations across Sydney and Regional NSW. ACER will open registrations for up to two (2) exam sessions at a time. 

Exam dates currently available for registration are as follows:

14 October  - Alexandria, Liverpool, Granville and Newcastle

Further 2017 dates:

2 December  - Alexandria, Liverpool, Granville, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour & Dubbo

https://nswpolice.acer.edu.au/register/exam-dates-and-locations

Register here:

https://nswpolice.acer.edu.au/register

 

Want to be an archaeologist? Check this out!

http://www.sciencemag.org/category/archaeology

 

Australian Merchant Navy

See what life is like and what you need to do to be part of the exciting world in the merchant navy.

http://www.australianmerchantnavy.com/whatwedoatsea.htm

 

Sports People - Employment in Sport

Established in 1996, Sportspeople was the first agency in Australia to offer a specialised sport recruitment service. Today Sportspeople remains a highly specialised agency offering a range of recruitment services to the broader sport, fitness and aquatics sector throughout Australia and New Zealand.

http://www.sportspeople.com.au

 

EA Ski and Snowboard Training

Positions for 2017 November and December for intermediate to advanced skiers and snow boarders. Training provided with employment opportunities.

http://courses.easkiandsnowboard.com/skiing-instructor-courses/

 

Defence Careers Information Sessions

Find a location and a date to suit your needs and interests.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/DefenceJobsAustralia/events/

 

Defence Work Experience Programme - Some Options

The Defence Work Experience Programme provides young Australians interested in Defence as a future career, the opportunity to sample life in Defence and learn more about the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Australian Public Service (APS).

Here are a handful of the options available. See the links below for all your opportunities and to apply.

 

Au Pair in America Information Session. Get paid to work with children in the USA.

20 September. 6.00pm

AIFS Office 10 - 14 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst

10 - 14 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst

We currently have many placements available for Australians to join our programme. Spend a year in the USA where you can become more than just a tourist. We offer free return flights* (conditions apply), medical insurance, 24/7 support . For all of the conditions and details call 1300 889 067 to speak to our Sydney office. Visit :

www.aupairinamerica.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/pg/AuPairInAmericaAU/events/

 

The Simpson Prize

Closes 10 November

The Simpson Prize is a national writing competition for Year 9 and 10 students interested in Australian history. The competition encourages participants to explore the significance of the Anzac experience and what it has meant for Australia.

http://www.simpsonprize.org

 

Looking for a Job After School? Employability Skills

Most employers will also want you to have some general skills. These general job skills are sometimes called "employability skills". Having employability skills can help you get a job. They can also help you stay in a job and work your way to the top. 

http://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/jobs-careers/planning-your-career/employability-skills

 

Au Pair Around the World with AIFS America, the UK, Spain, France or China

Experience life overseas as an au pair in America, the UK, Spain, France or China. Earn money, gain new skills, meet new people and have the time of your life. Be more than just a tourist! Our all-inclusive, safe and supportive programmes run for 3 - 12 months. Email info@aifs.com.au for your free info pack.

http://www.aifs.com.au

 

How Long Does It Take to Become a Fully Qualified Doctor

It’s an absolute minimum of 10 years following entry from high school, but it’s not unusual to take 12 to 14 years. Read more here:

https://www.myhealthcareer.com.au/medicine/how-long-does-it-take-to-become-a-doctor

 

Final year Dental Science students share their tips for starting university

A must watch video for any interested Dental Science students.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn0QFx_bk1o

 

Land Your Career

Careers in land management are diverse and rewarding. Clicking on the icons and learn more about the various careers areas that exist in land management, the types of jobs available, activities undertaken in these jobs and what type of qualifications and experiences are needed.

http://landyourcareer.edu.au/careers.php

 

A career as a vet

This website gives an overview of the career of the veterinarian and the salary range that a new graduate might expect. The site also provides a list of Australian universities that facilitate the Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

http://essendonvet.com.au/careers/a-career-as-a-veterinarian

 

How to write an effective cover letter

http://tafesouthwestblog.tafeq.com/article/how-to-write-an-effective-cover-letter/

 

Year 12 HSC Study Guide

Delivered by The Sydney Morning Herald and NESA. Plenty of practical information and advice.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/hsc-study-guide-2017/

 

Your Tutor - Free Practice Tests and Quizzes

Test your knowledge across a wide range of subjects with our quizzes and practice tests.

http://www.yourtutor.com.au/resources/free-practice-tests

 

Dr Frederick Osman | Director of Vocational Education and RTO Manager (Careers Education)