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Careers News No 17 (Also available on the Hawker College Website and Google Classrooms)

18th November 2015

*** Full information on previous items can be found in the Career News Archive on the Hawker website***

  • Holiday Programs / Workshops

  • CIT / TAFE News

  • Scholarships

  • Traineeships / Apprenticeships

  • Resources

  • Special Programs

  • Pathway Programs for University

  • Opportunities for Indigenous Students

  • Open Days / Experience Days / Campus Tours

  • Work Experience

  • ASBA Opportunities

  • USI – Student Identifier Numbers


UMAT 2016

National Institute of Education: Simulated UMAT Day Workshop

Sat 5th March, Canberra Grammar School

Sat 16th July, Canberra Grammar School

Workshops are designed to cover the various types of UMAT style questions to be encountered and how to tackle them. During the intensive one day course, students will spend time with teachers as they go through Logical Reasoning, Understanding People and Non-Verbal Reasoning sections of the exam.

From 2016 UNSW Canberra will be accepting non-defence first year undergraduate engineering students for the first time (as well as students already studying for their engineering degree at other Universities, who will be able to complete their studies at UNSW Canberra).

Current year 12 school students who wish to study engineering without joining join the Australian Defence Force are strongly encouraged to apply for entry to these elite engineering programs. UNSW Canberra is offering enrolment across all four engineering programs.  UNSW Canberra will be hosting events for career advisors, parents and students to provide information about the programs and tours of the campus, on the following dates:

Monday 23 November                  1800-2000

Tuesday 24 November                  0800-1000

Please register for an Information event at

Please contact on 6268 8201 or email at if you have any questions or to book a visit.

One-on-one with ANU

Canberra: Wed 25th November, 12.00pm – 5.00pm, Student Central, Marcus Clarke Street, Acton

Canberra: Wed 2nd December, 12.00pm – 5.00pm, Student Central, Marcus Clarke Street, Acton

Canberra: Wed 9th December, 12.00pm – 5.00pm, Student Central, Marcus Clarke Street, Acton

Canberra: Wed 16th December, 12.00pm – 5.00pm, Student Central, Marcus Clarke Street, Acton

Canberra: Wed 23rd December, 12.00pm – 5.00pm, Student Central, Marcus Clarke Street, Acton

Discuss future study options one-on-one with an ANU Recruitment Officer.
ANU: Online Chat

Tue 22nd December, 12.00pm – 6.00pm

Chat with an ANU advisor regarding future study opportunities.
ANU: Advisory Days

Canberra: Fri 18th December, 10.00am – 2.00pm, Melville Hall, ANU

Learn about ANU programs, student accommodation, exchange programs, and support services.
ANU: Engineering and Computer Science Special Admission Scheme

Applications close: Fri 4th December

Students who are not expecting to achieve the required ATAR for entry into the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Advanced Computing, or Bachelor of Software Engineering, may apply for entry through the special admission scheme. To qualify for the special admissions scheme, applicants are required to demonstrate excellent academic performance in disciplines relevant to the study of engineering and/or computer science, leadership and community service, as well as strong commitment to engineering and/or computing.

Applicants who wish to be considered under the Special Admission Scheme will need to submit an online application.

ACU: Make the Right Choice

Canberra Campus: Thu 17th December, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, B10, Ground Floor, Blackfriars Building

Academic staff and current students will be available to provide advice on course preferences and pathways to university.
ACU: Uni and You Guide 2016

A guide to help students in their transition from high school to university by looking at university life, terminology, student support and key differences.
University of Canberra: Big Day In Save the Date

Thu 2nd June 2016, Boiler House Auditorium, University of Canberra

IT conference for high school students.
CSU: Online Digital Forensics Course

CSU’s online Digital Forensics course has become one of CSU’s most popular short courses as cybercrime becomes increasingly relevant to everyday lives. Over 6,000 students from 35 countries registered for the digital forensics short course that ran for four weeks in October.

To learn more about the course, visit:
UNSW: Bridging Courses

Throughout January and February in 2016, UNSW will be holding bridging courses in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. Each course consists of 40 hours of tuition including lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and/or demonstration sessions.
UNSW Art & Design: Being a Student at UNSW Art & Design

UNSW Art & Design has created this one minute video that encompasses everything that goes into the creative intensity of student life at UNSW Art & design. To view the video, visit:
UNSW: Info Day

Tue 5th January, 9.00am – 4.00pm, USNW Kensington

An opportunity to speak with current students, academics and UNSW staff before close of UAC preferences.
UNSW Art & Design: Media at UNSW Careers and Industry Evening

Mon 14th December, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington

Hear from a panel of teaching academic staff and industry-based alumni about the breadth of study options within media at UNSW.
Western Sydney University: Course Decision Day

Wed 6th January, 4.00pm – 8.00pm, Parramatta South Campus, corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere

Academics from all areas of study will give presentations on courses and be available to speak to attendees one-on-one in the course advising rooms. Information will also be available on admissions, career opportunities, scholarships, and student services.
Western Sydney University: New Bachelor Humanitarian and Development Studies Degree

The Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies covers all aspects of disaster management, humanitarian assistance, and development practice to equip students with the required skills, knowledge, and practical experience to work with national and international government and non-government agencies.
Western Sydney University: New Bachelor of Anthropology

The new Bachelor of Anthropology offers students the opportunity to examine social patterns and practices across cultures, discover similarities and differences between cultures, and to understand the processes by which humans organize and create meaning.
University of Wollongong Options Day

Tue 5th January, 9.00am – 2.00pm, UOW Building 67

Prospective students can bring their results on the day to receive advice from academics, representatives from UOW College, and TAFE.
Contact: 1300 367 869 or
The University of Sydney: Info Day

Tue 5th January, Camperdown

An opportunity to chat with current students and staff about study options before finalizing ATAR preferences for the main round offers.
The University of Newcastle: Uni Advisory Days

Tue 5th January, 2.00pm – 6.00pm, Newcastle campus, Central Coast campus, Port Macquarie campus

Thu 21st January, 3.00pm – 6.00pm, Newcastle campus, Central Coast campus, Port Macquarie campus

The first Uni Advisory Day, on Tue 5th January, will provide the opportunity for prospective students to speak to university staff about courses and change of preferences for study in 2016. The second Uni Advisory Day is for anyone who didn’t get a university offer and would like to discuss change of preferences or enabling programs such as Newstep, Open Foundation or Yapug.
UTS: Business Undergraduate Info Night

Thu 26th November, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, City – Haymarket, CB08 Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Building 8

An opportunity for those considering a professional career in business, accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing or related fields, to explore study options from students and academics.
Macquarie University Info Day

Wed 6th January, 9.30am – 3.00pm, North Ryde

Speak with academic advisers, gain a better understanding of how a Macquarie degree builds towards a rewarding career, and come away being able to make a fully informed decision about future study.
CSU: Live Chats

Offers, Accommodation and Scholarships

Mon 7th December, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Speak to student advisers and current students about accommodation, scholarships, and life at CSU.


Mon 21st December, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

An opportunity to speak to students advisors once ATARs have been released.

* see previous newsletters
The University of Sydney: Students Unite to Deliver Health Messages to Community

The University of Sydney will premiere videos made by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students to promote healthy life choices for young people in regional Australia.
Qantas Indigenous Careers Program: School Based Traineeship

Qantas is seeking applications from current year 10 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who are interested in a School-Based Traineeship with Qantas. The Traineeships provide an opportunity to kick-start a career in aviation by learning on-the-job skills and operations. Successful applicants will be working one day per week while completing a nationally recognised qualification.
Health Heroes

This website provides information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in a career in the health industry. It provides information about the huge variety of jobs available, and has videos of personal stories from Indigenous people working in the health sector.
The University of Sydney: Architecture Scholarship to Work Initiative for Indigenous Students

Applications close: Sat 16th January

The Leadership Scholarship in Architecture includes a three-year fully funded undergraduate degree, a dedicated mentoring program, and work placement with the University’s Campus Infrastructure and Services unit.
The University of Sydney: Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program

Mon 11th January – Fri 15th January, The University of Sydney, Camperdown

Applications close: Fri 18th September

The Wingara Murra (Year 9 – 10) and Bunga Barrabugu (years 11 – 12) Summer Program, is an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to learn about life at university by visiting the University of Sydney campus and speaking directly with academics and industry figures. Travel, accommodation and other expenses associated with the program will be paid for by the university.
The Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS)

Sun 10th – Sat 16th January 2016 @ Curtin University

Applications close Fri 13th November.

The Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS) provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from around Australia with the opportunity to experience engineering studies and careers. Open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students entering Years 10, 11 and 12, the six-day live-in summer school gives these students a taste of engineering as a university course and career. It involves hands-on and challenging activities within the Faculty of Science and Engineering as well as site visits to engineering companies.

For more information, contact Tim Keely: 08 9266 7884 or

University of Western Sydney: Badanami Alternative Entry Program for Indigenous Students

Indigenous Students who do not have an ATAR or other qualifications, or who have an ATAR score lower than required for their desired course can apply to study through this program.

The program includes a two-day assessment workshop, with these workshops to be held on and January 11 -12 2016 at the UWS Penrith Campus.

Contact: 1300 897 669 or
Canberra Institute of Technology: Apprenticeships Meet and Greet

Tue 24th November, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, G Bloch Trades Barn, CIT Bruce

An opportunity to learn about CIT’s trade course facilities, network with potential employers, and have apprenticeship questions answered by CIT staff and industry representatives.

Changes to VET FEE-HELP

A number of changes have been introduced to the VET FEE-HELP program to ensure that the loan process is transparent as well as ensuring the capability of students before enrolling. You can read more about the changes at the links below:


AIE Open Day

Sat 21st November, 10.00am – 3.00pm, Canberra

Learn about the courses designed to get careers started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects. The day will include a presentation on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part time courses.
Big Day In Save the Date: University of Newcastle

Tue 3rd May, 2016, Great Hall, University of Newcastle IT conference for high school students.
UC 4 Yourself University Experience Days

Wed 25th November, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Thu 26th November, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Building 1, Level B Room, Refectory

UC 4 Yourself days bring high school students to UC from schools across NSW and the ACT, with the aim of familiarising students with a university environment, exposing them to some of the ideas and concepts that can be studied at university, and encouraging them to recognise the potential benefits associated with a university education.

JMC Academy: High School Workshops Sydney

Introduction to Game Development: Mon 18th January, 10.30am – 2.30pm

Film and Television Workshop: Mon 18th January, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Music and Audio Engineering: Mon 18th January, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Design-Lets Man an App: Tue 19th January, 10.30am – 2.30pm

Introduction to Animation: Tue 19th January, 10.30am – 2.30pm

Songwriting: Tue 19th January, 10.30am – 2.30pm

Learn about what a career in the creative industries would be like and get a taste of studying at JMC Academy by attending a workshop.

Cost: $15
UTS Discover Architecture Summer School
Applications close Tue 5th January

Summer school runs from Mon 11th January – Thu 21st January, UTS School of Architecture, 702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo. Students will get to explore the Sydney CBD, make models and drawings using advanced digital equipment, meet and work with architects from various fields of industry, and more. The course costs $599 and does not cover day-to-day costs such as meals, flights or accommodation.

Contact: Joanne Kinniburgh on 02 9514 884 or
UNSW: Minerals Summer School
Mon 18th January – Wed 20nd January
Applications close Sat 31st October

Students in Year 10 or 11 who are interested in science or engineering can take part in this four day residential summer school. Students will learn about study, careers, lifestyles, and opportunities in the Australian minerals industry.


UTS: Summer School Program
The Summer School Program offers Year 11 students from UTS partner schools the chance to attend intensive two-week summer schools in subject areas like filmmaking, engineering, information technology, design, nursing and midwifery, and science. Contact: 9514 1084 or
Cambridge Immerse

This program allows students aged 15 – 18 to live in a residential college at Cambridge University and participate in world-class tutorials and seminars. Students will also participate in extra-curricular activities to give them an understanding of what university is like. The programs will take place from 24th July – 6th August and 7th August – 20th August 2016.
Whitehouse Institute of Design: 2016 Summer Holiday Workshops

Commencing on January 4 2016, Whitehouse will be offering a series of 2, 3, 5 and 10 day workshops for those looking to build technique and skills in Fashion Illustration, Interiors Illustration or Image Styling.
International Screen Academy: Free Open Workshops

Sat 5th December

12.00pm – 3.00pm, 242 Young Street, Waterloo

Attend a workshop and learn about acting, filmmaking and animation.
International Screen Academy: School Holiday Film & Acting Workshop

Mon 11th January – Thu 14th January, 4.00pm, 242 Young Street, Waterloo

Work with award winning director Erin Good to help improve your writing, directing, cinematography and screen acting skills. Available to those aged 15 – 18.
UOW: Women in Engineering Summit

Sun 10th January – Fri 15th January, UOW, Wollongong Campus

Applications close Sat 31st October

The Women in Engineering Summit allows young women who are entering Years 10 and 11 in 2015, to participate in a series of lectures and workshops to learn more about the various fields of engineering. Participants will be able to visit engineering sites, meet industry leaders, academics, and other women with similar interests from NSW and the ACT.
Engineers Australia: Honeywell Engineering Summer School

Sun 6th December – Fri 11th December, Dunmore Lang College, Macquarie University

100 students from across NSW and ACT who are about to enter their final year of study will come together and attend lectures and demonstrations at five universities across Sydney. Participants will learn about the role of professional engineers in society by meeting and interacting with professional engineers employed by government, private companies, researchers and academics in a wide range of engineering disciplines.
Applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Contact: 02 9410 5612 or
National Computer Science School

Sun 3rd – Tue 12th January 2016

NCSS is a program for students going into years 11 and 12 who are interested in and talented at computer science, and want to develop skills in computer programming and website development while meeting like-minded peers. The program is held at the University of Sydney.

View their website closer to the date to find out more about applications.
Australian Theatre for Young People: Summer Workshops

Stage and Screen: Mon 4th January – Fri 8th January, 10.00am – 4.00pm, The Wharf

Audition Technique: Mon 11th January – Thu 14th January, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt St, Redfern

Lose Yourself: Mon 11th January – Fri 15th January, 10.00am – 4.00pm, The State Library of NSW, Macquarie St

Short Film Course: Mon 18th January – Fri 22nd January, 10.00am – 4.00pm, The Big Dig Education Centre, Cumberland St, The Rocks

Rock Musicals: Mon 18th January – Fri 22nd January, 10.00am – 4.00pm, The Seymour Centre, Chippendale

Workshops are available for students in Years 9 – 12.

Bendigo Bank: University Scholarships
Applications open: Tue 1st December
Applications close: Mon 25th January
Bendigo Bank and Adelaide Bank offer a number of scholarships to students commencing university in 2016. Scholarships available include agriculture based scholarships and those connected to community bank branches.
To view the scholarships available, visit:
Teachers Mutual Bank: Future Teacher Scholarships

Applications close: Fri 12th February 2016

Future Teacher Scholarships provide $5,000 in financial assistance to eight university students who are studying to become teachers. The scholarship also provides ten runners-up with $250 of financial assistance.

As part of the application process, prospective scholars are required to submit an essay addressing ‘Why Teaching? – why is it more than just a job?

The scholarships are only available to current university students.
The University of Notre Dame Australia: Academic Merit Scholarships for Commencing Students
Applications close Thu 31st December
The scholarships provide students who intend to study a single degree program with a fee paid year of full-time tuition. Successful applicants will have either a high academic ability demonstrated by their ATAR, IB result, a pre-tertiary qualification of Cert IV level or higher, or a combination of the above.
SAE Institute Scholarship Program

Applications close Fri 18th December

SAE Creative Media Institute offers scholarships to outstanding creative media applicants. SAE Scholarships are awarded to recognise creative talent coupled with academic excellence and outstanding leadership.

C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship

Applications open: Mon 7th December

Applications close: Fri 8th January 2016

The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship provides residential scholarships to undergraduate and post graduate students to the value of $45, 000 over 3 years. Selection is largely based on personal qualities, demonstrated leadership, and academic ability. Students may study a course of their choosing as long as it is at one of the specified institutions.
Western Sydney University Scholarships

Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship and Aspire (Group A) applications close: January 2015

UWS Sports Scholarship (Group A) applications close: January 2015

Donor Funded Scholarship (Group B) applications close: January 2015

Western Sydney University awards a number of scholarships to recognize attributes including leadership, academic excellence, sporting achievement and community involvement, as well as a number of equity scholarships to support students.
Vantage Automotive

Vantage Automotive provides a number of apprenticeship and non-apprenticeship roles for individuals interested in a career in the automotive industry. They currently have over 120 vacancies across NSW and the ACT. Anyone interested in the automotive industry may also like to visit their website as it has a comprehensive range of information and resources for students.

To learn more about their programs, and to view their current vacancies, visit:
Flying Fish Traineeships

Flying Fish Traineeships provide vocational qualifications and access to their worldwide recruitment service in yachting, watersports and winter sports. Flying Fish has traineeship courses beginning in January and March in 2016.

GAP YEAR / Student exchange

US Summer Camps Info Meetings

Canberra: Mon 23rd November, 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Eastlake Football Club, 3 Oxley Street, Griffith

Learn about changes to Camp Counselors USA program for 2016, hear from people who have worked at a summer camp, ask questions, and discuss the program one on one with a staff member.

UNSW: Science Work Experience Program 2015 Pilot Initiative
Mon 30th November – Fri 4th December, 9.00am – 4.00pm, UNSW Kensington Campus

UNSW Science will be trialing a work experience pilot program and is currently collecting expressions of interest from students in Years 10 or 11 that are enrolled in an Australian secondary school. Students who participate in the program will gain insight and experience into the faculty’s everyday work, gain relevant work experience, and explore their careers and study interests. Up to 20 places will be made available in the pilot round.

Contact: 02 9385 7788 or
Academy of Interactive Entertainment: 2016 Work Experience Program

This program is for students in Years 10 to 12 and includes a range of activities, including 3D animation, programming, product testing, and much more.
ESSENTIAL: Organise your work experience EARLY as many popular places fill up quickly.
Please see Carmel Lacey for all work experience enquiries.
USI numbers
USI (Unique Student Identifier) numbers – make sure you get this done. This applies to everyone as it relates to all training for the rest of your life! Log on to:

Survey of Employers Recruitment Experiences

The Department of Employment’s Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences provides insights into recruitment. The survey results identify what employers are looking for in applicants and how job seekers can better connect with employment opportunities.
Disability Support in Higher Education

The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training provides a comprehensive list of support services available for students with a disability who are studying at university or TAFE. It has information about the tertiary education application process as well as contacts at each individual education provider.

ReachOut provides practical tools and support to help young people get through everything from everyday issues to tough times. Check the site out by visiting:

Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences

New findings from the Department of Employment's Survey of Employers' Recruitment Experiences are now available online. The survey findings provide a useful source of insights about what employers are looking for in new employees and highlight ways job seekers can find new employment opportunities.

Access it online:
New myfuture Website

The myfuture website has been relaunched with new features and an easier-to-use design. The content is more readily personalized to provide you with the information you need.

Check it out:
How to De-Stress During Exams

Students at Bond University have created this short clip filled with tips on how to reduce stress during exams.
My Health Career: What’s the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
Youth Central Top Ten Study Tips

Ten tips for students on the best study practices and habits.
Youth Central Career Profiles

A comprehensive list of careers that allows students to gain insight into a job or industry by hearing from those already working in that job. Students are able to search through over 250 jobs to learn more about possible careers.
The Guardian: Personality Test: What Job Would Make You Happiest?

The Guardian website has an interest based questionnaire that may help you provide an insight into which career you may be most suited to.
Life Hack: 10 Cover Letter Mistakes Anyone Could Have Avoided
The Muse: 6 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job (That No One Will Ever Tell You)
Holland Code Personality Test

Widely used in career guidance, the Holland Theory centres on the theory that people are most likely to enjoy, develop and grow in careers that match their personality.

You can take the Holland Code test now:

See Carmel in Careers ASAP if you are interested in an ASBA


Chontel Green, Tegan Makowski and Carmel Lacey

Careers Team Hawker College

Careers News No 17 (Also available on the Hawker College Website and Google Classrooms)


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