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Students in Year 12 have been receiving, via their school email, information from various institutions regarding courses, adjustment factors, early entry and apprenticeships.

This week marked the beginning of five presentations aimed at assisting students with their post HSC planning. UAC kicked off with a webinar on The-ATAR and Applying Through UAC.pdf with 40 plus students in attendance. Other presentations include:  Monday 27 August – Macquarie University, Wednesday 5 September – Newcastle University, Monday 10 September – Employment Advice and 19 September – TAFE.

Year 10 students will participate in a mock interview in Week 10 as part of the PDHPE assessment to develop their interview skills.  They are to prepare a portfolio containing a cover letter, resume, certificates and samples of work that highlight their employability skills.  Students will be interviewed by members of the community and given feedback on their interview performance and portfolio.  It is hoped that this activity will assist them in their real life interviews.


National Art School Open Day

Saturday 1 September 10 am to 4 pm

We’ve handpicked the top five reasons to join us on Open Day. Read on, get inspired and start planning your day.

  1. Get one on one advice about how to apply: Take the opportunity to get free advice with a member of faculty and ask them anything you are unsure about; from the admissions process to how to prepare your portfolio to what its like to be a student at NAS.
  2. Explore our studios: Go behind the scenes and discover what it’s like to work in a real artist studio. Talk to the students as they work on projects in Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photomedia, Printmaking and Sculpture.
  3. Take a historic tour of the campus: The old Darlinghurst gaol has a fascinating and dark history spanning hundreds of years. Our free tours will take you to the hidden corners of the campus. Read more about the history of the site here.
  4. Get your hands dirty with interactive art activities: Try your hand at a range of art activities including wheel-throwing or life drawing, plus much more.
  5. See the National Art – Part One exhibition: presents both major and formative works of alumni of the National Art School. 50 artists, showing 150 works. spanning 7 decades of influence in Australian art. All the works in the exhibition have generously been donated to our permanent Collection. See more here.

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William Angliss Institute Hospitality, Tourism and Events Sydney Open Day

22 September

Interested in a career in foods, hospitality, events, or tourism? William Angliss Institute Sydney is proud to announce the opening of our new campus! Be inspired by cooking demonstrations, take part in a trial-a-trade, and indulge in gourmet food. To book a place in the cookery, patisserie, coffee-making, or mixology trial-a-trades, contact

Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO)

ACCCO has been successfully training students working in education for over 22 years. During this time thousands of students have graduated to become qualified professionals working in a range of positions from support roles to managers and teachers. By keeping our core training in Education, we remain focused on delivering current, relevant courses that meet the needs of our students and the Industry. Call: 1300 139 406


Join us to celebrate St Patrick’s Institute of Education for our 95th Anniversary

30 August, 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm

St Patrick’s Institute of Education, now Patrick Careers Academy, is celebrating 95 years as a vocational college in 2018. If you would like to join us for drinks and canapes, meet our staff, past and present students and our graduate employers at Sheraton on the Park in the city. Please call Bevan McPherson on 02 8252 9951 for your invitation.

General Opportunities

Au Pair

Why not take a gap year to travel and work with children? Being an Au Pair is the opportunity of a lifetime that will allow you to do just that! We have many locations available such as America, the UK, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, China and Canada. Please visit our website for more information:


Worthwhile and Productive Schoolies Experiences

Alternative Schoolies Projects are a mix of worthwhile project work and cultural immersion activities which allow students to celebrate the end of high school by exploring the rich culture and history of the country they are visiting while contributing to sustainable community-led initiatives under the full supervision of our staff. Tel: 1300 132 831

Projects Abroad

Building the Cyber Security Workforce

Cyber security is now one of the most rapidly growing industries globally. The threat posed by the perpetrators of malicious cyber activities has spurred governments, the private sector and the research community to invest in cyber security products and services to the tune of around  US$250 billion by 2026.

Cyber Security Workforce Australia



Green Super Camp Junior

30 September to 6 October – Cave Hill Creek, Beaufort

Age Group: 10 -14 years

Our school holiday camp is an adventure program aimed at teens and young people who are looking to improve their academic and life skills and have a lot of fun along the way!

For early bird price – by 15 September

Green Super Camp

Green Supercamp – Senior Forum

12 April to 20 April 2019 – Cave Hill Creek, Beaufort

Age Group: 14 -18 years

Our school holiday camp is an adventure program aimed at teens and young people who are looking to improve their academic and life skills and have a lot of fun along the way!

For early bird price – by 29 March 2019

Green Super Camp

The Simpson Prize – National Competition

Closes 9 November

The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students. The competition encourages participants to explore the significance of the Anzac experience and what it has meant for Australia. The Simpson Prize requires you to respond to the quote and question above using both the Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection (which can be found at and your own research. Answer this:

‘To what extent could 1918 be considered a year of victory for Australia and its people?’

The Simpson Prize

Students put surveying to the test on their work experience placements

For students who love maths, geography, IT or the outdoors, NSW Surveying Taskforce can facilitate work experience placements with local surveying firms. Surveying is undergoing a skills shortage and tertiary graduates enter the profession in high demand. Students can learn about surveying work experience opportunities at

A Life Without Limits.



A Guide to Extracurricular Activities

Universities are looking more and more at a student’s extracurriculars when considering their admission. This blog article from Crimson Education helps students understand how to think about their extracurricular activities and how contributing to their school and community can benefit them in the long-run.


JOBTED Resume Writing Guide

A new practical guide on how to write an effective resume. This comprehensive Resume Writing Guide is intended to help students and job seekers to create a resume and job application. Check it out for lots of good advice.

How to Write a Resume

Years 11 and 12 – Write Up –Creative Writing Workshop, University of Notre Dame

10 October, 9.00 am  to 4.30 pm – Broadway Campus, 140 Broadway Chippendale

Write Up introduces students to the characteristics of great creative writing. The sessions focus on: shaping a narrative, the use of figurative language and motifs, setting and context, dialogue, point of view, and attitude in narration. Students will produce creative work throughout the sessions, learning in an environment that blends lectures with practical workshops.



Defence Forces Work Experience

The Defence Work Experience Program 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). For queries about the Defence Work Experience Program please email: or go to the link below:

Here are some of the places and roles you can go to for work experience.

  • Army Familiarisation
  • Army Aviation Training Centre Familiarisation
  • 10 Force Support Battalion Overview
  • Women in Army Adventure Camp
  • Army Hospitality Familiarisation
  • Army Aviation
  • Infantry Overview
  • Royal Australian Regiment
  • Cyber Security & Robotics
  • Infantry and Light Mortar Battery
  • Combat Service Trades
  • Navy Familiarisation
  • Women In Navy Leadership Camp
  • RAAF 9th Force Support Battalion
  • Air Force Introduction and Familiarisation

Defence Careers

Navy Careers Day

19 September – HMAS Waterhen Waverton, NSW

The Navy provides maritime forces that contribute to the Australian Defence Forces (ADF’s) capacity to defend Australia, contribute to regional security, support global interests, shape the strategic environment and protect national interests. Students will participate in tours, presentations and demonstrations from the following areas: Marine Technician, Electronic Technician, Boatswains Mate, Physical Training Instructor, Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare, Coxswains and Medical section.

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