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.

September 2019

University of Sydney James Strong – Rip Curl Undergraduate Scholarship
Value: $6,000
Open/Closing Dates: September 3, 2019 – February 3, 2020
Generously donated by the Rip Curl Group in memory and legacy of James Strong, this scholarship provides financial support to enable students to study Science at the University of Sydney. You must:
• be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
• enrol full-time in an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science
• have achieved an ATAR (or equivalent) of at least 90.00 in the NSW HSC (or equivalent) in the year of application.
Note: The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and outstanding ability in sport. Preference will be given to applicants who have competed in sports at the state, national or international level.

The Hotel School | Information Evening

25 September 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Hotel School
If your interest is hospitality, tourism or business management and you want to explore a global career path then join us at our information session. The session is designed to provide you with information on the courses offered at The Hotel School, you can speak with the academic team and experience the campus. Come and discover how to make a start in the hospitality and tourism industry.
This is an opportunity for prospective students to:
• Know more about ‘The Hotel School Advantage’
• Meet Our Academic staff
• Go on a campus tour
• Ask questions

AIM | Information Evening
27 September 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Australian Institute of Music, Surry Hills
The Australian Institute of Music invites you to an intimate evening information session where we’ll take you on a personalised campus tour, hear what makes AIM special from our academics and students, plus have a chat to our friendly team members who will be able to answer any questions you may have ahead of our January 2020 intake.

Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program
Applications are now open for Jetstar’s Cadet Pilot Program.
The Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program is an outstanding opportunity designed to equip successful graduates with the skills, qualifications and experience required for a future career as an airline pilot.
You will be provided with the best training, aircraft, and facilities available in Australia. Jetstar’s approved Flight Training Organisations (FTO’s) have been assessed to ensure that they meet specific training requirements and stringent safety standards. Supporting the training organisations is Swinburne University in Melbourne, offering a unique University experience.

Jetstar have introduced, in conjunction with their University partner, a number of measures including FEE-HELP, to ensure that the Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program is one of the most cost effective ways to complete your flight training.
If you have dreamed of becoming a pilot, this is the opportunity for you.
Applications are open until Monday 30 September.

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

UNSW Art & Design Undergraduate Scholarship
Value: $5,000
Open/Closing Dates: July 8, 2019 – October 1, 2019
The Art & Design Undergraduate Award was established to assist students to make the transition into their first year of University.
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:
• Be commencing a full-time Undergraduate (single or dual) program at the Faculty of Art & Design.

University of Melbourne | Interstate Student Information Day
4 October 2019, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC
The University of Melbourne would like to invite you to attend our Information Day for interstate students and their families at our Parkville Campus. This event is specifically designed to give you a better insight into the Melbourne experience for interstate students. The day will cover application processes, scholarships, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. Participants will have an opportunity to ask current University of Melbourne students who have come from interstate about their experience and how they managed the transition. The program will also include lunch at a residential college, a campus tour and accommodation tours.

University of Sydney | Campus Tour
4 October 2019, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The University of Sydney, Camperdown
Are you a future student? Sydney University Tours allow you to gain an insider’s look at the campus and get the answers to any questions you have about university. Friends and family are welcome.
Tours are run from 4 to 5pm on the first Friday of every month.

UNSW | What does an Actuary do?
10 October 2019, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Finity Consulting Pty Ltd, Harrington Street
Are you in year 11 or 12 and interested in a career in the Actuarial Industry? Come along to ‘What does an Actuary do?’ held at Finity Consulting’s Sydney office.
You’ll find out what a day in the life as an Actuarial Analyst really looks like, network with Actuarial Analysts and learn more about the opportunities available to you at Finity Australia and UNSW Business School.

AIM Sydney | Audition Day
4 October 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Australian Institute of Music
Have you ever wanted to perform in front of thousands, manage successful artists or compose your own music? The AIM Audition days have been announced.
If you’ve been thinking about a career in music or the performing arts now’s the time to apply for The Australian Institute of Music 2020 intake! Positions are limited.
Whether it’s performing, producing or managing, The Australian Institute of Music has been kickstarting careers in the music and performing arts industries for over fifty years now and has all the tools, knowledge and experience you’ll need to succeed in your career.

Pamela JA Wallis Women in Business Scholarship (UGCA1609) Value: $5,000 per annum Duration: Minimum duration of program Number available: One Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

• Have completed the NSW HSC (or interstate equivalent) or IB, either:
o in the year prior to commencing study at UNSW, or
o in the previous two years prior to commencing at UNSW, provided no tertiary study was undertaken during this period; and
• Be female, or identify as female; and
• Be commencing full-time undergraduate study in one of the following Business School disciplines (single or dual):
o Bachelor of Information Systems
o Bachelor of Actuarial Studies
Selection Criteria Applicants will be assessed on the basis of:
• Academic Merit
• Leadership skills (school, workplace or community)
• Extra-curricular activities (sporting, cultural activities, volunteer/work experience)
• Aptitude and commitment to studies in an area of Information Systems or Actuarial Studies

Goldman Sachs Women in Business Scholarship (UGCA1610) Value: $6,000 per annum Duration: Minimum duration of program Number available: One Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:
• Have completed the NSW HSC (or interstate equivalent) or IB, either:
o in the year prior to commencing study at UNSW, or
o in the previous two years prior to commencing at UNSW, provided no tertiary study was undertaken during this period; and
• Be female, or identify as female; and
• Be commencing full-time undergraduate study an undergraduate degree program (single or dual) offered by the UNSW Business School
Selection Criteria Applicants will be assessed on the basis of:
• Academic Merit
• Leadership skills (school, workplace or community)
• Extra-curricular activities (sporting, cultural activities, volunteer/work experience)

Work Experience at the Sydney Opera House
The Sydney House is currently taking applications for year 10 students who are wanting to undertake a week of work experience.
The program will run from Monday 4 to Friday 8 November, and involve a wide variety of activities, including meeting and working alongside a diverse range of Opera House employees, from Ticketing Sales Representatives to Stage Managers to Building Operations Supervisors.
Applications are open until Sunday 6 October, so get yours in now.

UOW | Community Campus Tour, Wollongong
15 October 2019, 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
University of Wollongong, Wollongong Campus
Join a free community tour of UOW’s Wollongong campus. The tour will feature Early Start, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) and SMART Infrastructure Facility.

Australian Volunteers Program Information Session, Sydney
15 October 2019, 6:15 pm
Museum of Sydney, Phillip Street
The Australian Volunteers Program supports thousands of skilled Australians to volunteer overseas. Learn how you can get involved.
Come to an information session and meet:
• Australian Volunteers Program staff who will share insights into the application process. They can also explain what support you receive as an Australian volunteer.
• Returned Australian volunteers who can share their experience on the program and give you a glimpse of what life is like as a volunteer.
• Other like-minded Australians interested in sharing their skills overseas.

UOW | Business Major/Minor Info Session
16 October 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
University of Wollongong, Wollongong Campus
Not sure which Major/Minor to choose? Then come along to our Major/Minor Info Session to discover your options.
Business staff and academics will be on hand to give you all the advice you need and to answer your questions about Internships, Study Abroad, Careers and the different Major/Minor study options.

UOW | Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Information Session
17 October 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
University of Wollongong, Wollongong Campus
Thinking about doing your honours degree? Come along to our Honours Info Session to discuss your options with Honours Coordinators.
Come along to our Honours Info Session:
• Find out if the Honours Program is right for you
• Hear about the process of applying to the Honours Program
• What you can expect in a typical Honours Program
• What students gain out of successfully completing the Honours Program

UTS | Campus Tour
22 October 2019, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
University of Technology Sydney
Explore Australia’s most innovative campus, located in the heart of Sydney with the best the city has to offer. Student Ambassadors will lead you through the Broadway and Haymarket precincts, including a stop at the iconic Dr Chau Chak Building and the 220 seat multi-disciplinary Super Lab. They can help you answer your questions about courses, university life and the opportunities available to students at UTS.
Find out more: 

Canstar Future of Finance Student Scholarship
Value: $5,000
Open/Closing Dates: August 1, 2019 – December 1, 2019
As Australia’s biggest financial comparison website and one of the country’s fastest growing tech companies*, Canstar actively supports the future of the finance and technology industries.
The successful applicant will get a helping hand towards covering their uni costs, plus invaluable career guidance to help set them apart when the time comes to make their next career move.
To be eligible to apply you must:
• Be enrolled as a student at an accredited Australian university
• Be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia
• Be over 18 years of age

University of Sydney | Architecture, Design and Planning Portfolio Day
12 October 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The University of Sydney, Camperdown
The Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning will hold a Portfolio Day to assist you to prepare your portfolio in the following programs:
• Bachelor of Design in Architecture
• Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)/ Master of Architecture
• Bachelor of Architecture and Environments
• Bachelor of Design Computing
• Bachelor of Design Computing/ Bachelor of Advanced Studies
With a successful portfolio submission, you can receive up to 5 bonus ATAR points for 2020 entry into our bachelor’s degrees. If you think you may achieve up to 5 points beneath the 2020 ATAR cut-off, we recommend you submit a portfolio. Join us on the day and our academic staff will review your portfolio and give you feedback on what it takes to create a successful submission.


Engineering and IT Leadership Scholarship, University of Sydney
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.


University of Sydney | Teacher Education Personal Statement Workshop
12 October 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The University of Sydney, Camperdown
Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney will hold a Teacher Education Personal Statement Workshop to assist you with preparing your personal statement to study one of USYD's undergraduate education degrees (excluding early childhood).

The Teacher Education Personal Statement Workshop is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet with academic staff and to learn more about the personal statement process and suggestions for what to include in your statement. Attending the workshop will also give you the opportunity to find out more about the education degrees offered at the University of Sydney.

University of Sydney | Visual Arts Portfolio and Workshops Day
12 October 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The University of Sydney, Camperdown
Sydney College of the Arts at the University of Sydney will hold a Portfolio and Workshops Day to assist you with preparing your portfolio and application to study the three-year Bachelor of Visual Arts and the four-year Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

The Portfolio and Workshops Day is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet academic staff and receive feedback on your portfolio and visual arts practice. You can also choose to submit your portfolio for admission on the day.
During the Portfolio and Workshops Day, we will also be holding a number of workshops on the visual arts, delivered by our leading contemporary artists and academic portfolio reviewers.

Get bonus Uni points with SYO
If you’re already enrolled in Sydney Youth Orchestra (SYO) programs, or you’re thinking about doing it, your participation could earn you bonus points towards a University application.
Find out if you’re eligible for the additional points at each of these institutions, then you’ll have to apply:
• ACU’s Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) could provide you with adjustment points which count towards your application.
• Macquarie Uni’s Elite Athletes and Artistic Performers (EAAP) Scheme could provide you with 4 adjustment points towards your application. Applications open on 17 August 2019 and close on 31 October 2019. You can also apply between 1 – 30 November but you’ll have to pay a late fee of $150 to be considered.
• Southern Cross Uni’s Elite Athlete Friendly Program (EAFP) offers amongst other benefits, bonus points towards your admission application.
• You might be eligible for the University of Newcastle’s Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS), and Year 12 Adjustment Scheme (you’ll need to check which degrees Music applies to).
• UNSW’s Elite Athletes, Performers and Leaders (EAPL) program awards up to 5 adjustment factors (bonus points) to applicants who’ve excelled in a number of areas including music, at an elite level. 2020 applications are open now and close on 30 November 2019.
• Through The University of Sydney’s Elite Athletes and Performers Scheme, you might be considered for admission to a course if your ATAR is up to 5 points below the one you’re applying for. On-time applications close 5pm Thursday 31 October 2019.
• UTS’ Elite Athletes and Performers Special Admissions Scheme offer students who’ve had their studies disrupted in high school (due to performing at state / national level events and competitions), a chance to get up to 5 adjustment points on their Selection Ranking (SR). Applications close on 30 November 2019.
• At UOW, SYO students are eligible to apply for the Early Admission Program (applications close 30 August 2019), and both the catchment and equity adjustment schemes. For closing dates for the adjustment point schemes, refer to UAC’s key dates.
• WSU Elite Athletes or Performers Scheme could entitle you to 5 bonus points to boost your Selection Ranking. Applications in 2018 closed on the 30 November, so it could be around the same time this year, but you’ll need to check with WSU.


Scholarships for Y12 Students Quantity Surveyors
Closes 31 October
The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) offers a number of scholarships each year for Year 12 students who qualify for entry into a Quantity Surveying, Construction Economics, Construction Management (Economics) or other appropriate course at an AIQS accredited university in Australia. Call 02 8234 4000.

November 2019

University of Sydney | Experience Economics and Business
1 November 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The University of Sydney, Camperdown
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the University of Sydney Business School are coming together to host an event dedicated to the study of economics and business.
Experience the University of Sydney’s world-class teaching, participate in interactive workshops, and hear from our esteemed alumni who have become leaders in their field. You will also hear from our current students about the opportunities and experiences they’ve had during their studies, including industry placements, exchange programs and study tours.
Find out more:

UTS | Discover Nursing
13 November 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Technology Sydney
There’s more to modern nursing than meets the eye. Anyone considering a career in nursing will benefit from attending a Discover Nursing session – whether you’re in high school, TAFE, working as an AIN or EN or looking to embark on a change in career.



Andrea Pinnock
Careers Adviser