2019 NSW and ACT University Open Days Calendar

Click here for a list of University Open Days in NSW and the ACT for 2019.

New Early Entry - Macquarie University
Macquarie has a new early entry program on the way! Following feedback and consultation with schools and students, we are launching a new early entry program very soon.

We're still looking for students who are doing well at school and involved in service, leadership and extra-curricular activities within their community.
Be the first to know what's happening at Macquarie, including when this new early entry program open for 2020 entry by providing your details below. Plus, we'll keep you up updated on our events and activities. Visit here and complete to stay up to date:

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT ANZ)
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test used by the UCAT ANZ Consortium of universities in Australia and New Zealand for their medical, dental and clinical science degree programmes.
The UCAT ANZ test will replace the UMAT (Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test) from 2019 (for university entry in 2020).

The test helps universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required for new doctors and dentists to be successful in their clinical careers. It is used in collaboration with other admissions processes such as interviews and academic qualifications.
It is also an opportunity to stand out from other applicants and demonstrate aptitude for a demanding programme of study.

The UCAT ANZ is a computer-based test delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout Australia, New Zealand and at some overseas locations.
Please note that some pathways to medicine / dentistry / clinical sciences will not require the UCAT. For some applicants a different test may be required. For details candidates should refer to the websites of the universities to which they intend to apply.
Find the dates for 2019 here –

University of Notre Dame Early Offer Program for 2020
If you will be in Year 12 in 2019, register here to receive the information and application form for the Early Offer Program for 2020. Are you a
high-achieving Year 12 student who wants to study at a leading Australian university? Do you want to get a head start on your future? If so, you may be the ideal candidate for Notre Dame’s Early Offer Program. Register your interest here:

ConocoPhillips Science Experience
The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a fun 3 or 4 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students in 2019 program year. Each program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work.

The program takes place in over 35 universities and tertiary institutions, within many different laboratories and lecture theatres. Participants perform experiments in the laboratories, meet and hear senior lecturers in the lecture theatres, attend site visits and walk around and experience what it is like to be on the campus of a university or tertiary institution. More than 68,000 students have taken this rare opportunity.

August 2019

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 (or equivalent), receive an offer to university.
To apply for EAS you must be able to demonstrate that your Year 11 and/or Year 12 studies (or equivalent) were negatively affected for a period of at least six months as a result of circumstances beyond your control or choosing.

University of Melbourne Open Day - Program of Events and Faculties View Now
18 August
Chat to academics and current students: students can learn more about the courses that interest them from most from the people that understand each course best.
Explore our campus: students can join a guided tour of one of our faculties, student accommodation or our campus facilities.
Go beyond the classroom: from virtual reality to exhibits of student work, sample lectures and student society events, they’ll quickly discover how a degree at Melbourne can support their future
See more details here.

Early offer closing dates 2019
If you’re interested in applying to Uni and receiving a conditional offer* before you’ve sat your exams, please see the list of universities and closing dates listed below.
* A “conditional offer” means it’s based on your predicted ATAR / OP score. It’s not guaranteed, you’ll have to achieve your predicted or higher score to be able to accept the offer.

(Universities are listed in alphabetical order)

  • Australian Catholic University’s Community Achiever Program (CAP) closing dates for each campus are:
  • Ballarat - Wednesday 28 August
  • North Sydney - Tuesday 3 September
  • Strathfield - Tuesday 10 September
  • La Trobe’s ASPIRE program application closing date is 31 August 2019.
  • Macquarie Uni’s Leaders and Achievers early entry scheme closes Monday 26 August 2019.
  • Torrens Uni Early Entry Program for QLD & NSW students apply before September 27, 2019
  • University of New England Early Entry applications close Friday 27 September 2019.
  • University of Sydney Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme Applications for E12 (via SRS) close on 30 September 2019. They also offer the Future Leaders Scheme nominations open in August 2019 and on time nominations close 30 September 2019.
  • University of Wollongong’s Early Admission Program applications open 1 August and close 30 August 2019.

Qantas Group Pilot Academy
Estimates suggest that 790,000 more pilots will be required globally over the next 20 years. To meet this growing demand, Qantas Group will be opening their Pilot Academy in Toowoomba in September.

The Qantas Group Pilot Academy aims to produce industry-ready pilots with a strong focus on safety and quality of training, delivered in an inclusive and supportive environment. Training will be facilitated by Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) with support from the Qantas Group to provide an outstanding student experience.

Qantas will also be offering a scholarship program to make a number of grants available. These range from covering the cost of accommodation through to full training. If you’re born to fly and serious about a career in aviation, applications for the first intake are now open.

CSU Open Days – Save the date
Wagga Wagga – August 11
Albury-Wodonga – August 18
Port Macquarie – August 25
Dubbo – August 30
Orange – September 6
More details to come –

Monash Roadshow Info Evenings

We know that choosing a university is a big decision. Get all your questions answered at our information evening and save yourself the trip to Melbourne. Hear everything you need to know about life at Monash. We’ll tell you all about our undergraduate courses, accommodation, scholarships and student life. Hear from a current student or graduate about where their Monash degree has led them.

Tuesday 13 August – Albury, NSW
Wednesday 28 August – Webinar
Wednesday 4 September – Sydney, NSW

What can you find out about?
• Our ten diverse study and discipline areas
• Undergraduate course types, such as our comprehensive and specialist courses, double degrees and pathway programs
• International opportunities including study abroad and overseas tours
• How to apply – everything need to know about VTAC, key dates and deadlines
• Scholarships and fees
• SEAS and the Monash Guarantee
• Accommodation options, both on and off campus
If you’re interested in or have questions about a graduate degree, please contact us on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274).


September 2019

National Art School | Open Day 2019
7 September 2019, 10:00 am
National Art School, Burton Street, Darlinghurst NSW, Australia
Discover what goes on behind the sandstone walls of the National Art School at Open Day. Explore our studios and working spaces, visit NAS Gallery, meet our faculty and students, get advice about your study options and the application process, attend mini-lectures and get involved in interactive art workshops – including the bronze pour, screen printing, life drawing and much more.

UAC Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS)
Closes 30 September
Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) are one way institutions make early offers of undergraduate admission, using criteria other than (or in addition to) the ATAR.

Each institution has its own policy for determining SRS eligibility and making offers. For example, you may also have to submit an EAS application by institution-defined date/s, or attend a school in a particular region.

SRS is not available for all courses. The institution-specific SRS criteria detail any exceptions.

For each University's SRS criteria click here.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Register for an audition or interview
If you'd like to study at the Conservatorium, you will need to attend an audition or interview. This allows us to assess your abilities and discuss your commitment. 

To apply for a course at the Conservatorium you should:

1. Make an application through UAC or the University of Sydney
2. Register online for an audition, portfolio submission or interview
3. Check your email for a confirmation of your registration from the Con
• Main round auditions: 27, 30 September to 4 October 2019
• Main round registration closing date: 11.59pm 1 September 2019
• Late round auditions: 28 November to 6 December 2019 (excluding weekends)
• Late round registration closing date: 11.59pm 1 November 2019
You choose the round to participate in.
Please make sure you register your audition and/or interview before the closing date. If you are unable to attend in person, you may submit a video audition. If being interviewed, a Skype interview will be arranged.

Check the specific audition or portfolio requirements to ensure you are fully prepared for your audition or interview.

National Questacon Invention Convention
The National Invention Convention is an all-expenses paid, five day workshop held in Canberra every January. This program gives 25 delegates aged 14-18 from all around Australia the opportunity to play, make and create with Questacon, designing and developing a prototype that solves a real world problem.

Use tools, tech and materials, work with local mentors and entrepreneurs, and forge friendships that last a lifetime.

The National Invention Convention is open to 14-18 year olds attending an Australian secondary school. Please note that if you’ve already participated in a National Invention Convention then unfortunately you are not eligible to apply. If you’ve been part of a regional Invention Convention please do apply.

Applications are open until Monday 30 September. Find out more and apply here:

October 2019
Engineering and IT Leadership Scholarship, University of Sydney

Closes October
The Leadership Scholarship is one of the most valuable undergraduate scholarships in Australia, offering generous financial support and extensive leadership development. Our aim is to shape you as a future industry leader by fostering your
passion and motivation, and providing you with the hands-on experience as well as technical skills highly valued by prospective employers. We also prepare you to be an excellent communicator, with the confidence to work effectively within teams and with clients.$18,000 per year for up to 4 years.


Andrea Pinnock
Careers Adviser