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.
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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.

June 2019

Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition
Australia Zoo and Robert Irwin are inviting you to share your best photo of wildlife for a chance to win over $3,900 worth of photography prizes!
Open Grand Prize includes:
• The cover photo of Crikey! Magazine Summer edition.
• One spot on the 2020 Mourachan Outback Photography Expedition to the value of $2,490.00 AUD.
• CameraPro voucher to the value of $1,000.00 AUD.
Junior (Under 15 years) Prize includes:
• The cover photo of Crikey! Kids section of the Crikey! Magazine Summer edition.
• CameraPro voucher to the value of $500.00 AUD.
Entries are open from Wednesday June 5 to Saturday August 31.
Find out more and enter here.


Are you passionate about art? Art Gallery NSW – Youth Collective
Next round opens in September

Do you want to meet like-minded art lovers? Would you like to gain hands-on experience creating events and programs at the Art Gallery of NSW?

We are calling for arts and culture enthusiasts aged between 15 and 24 years to be part of the Art Gallery of NSW’s 2019 Youth Collective. We want to give YOU direct access to a kaleidoscope of art experiences and empower you with the skills you need to reach your goals.

The Youth Collective will work closely with Art Gallery of NSW staff, industry professionals and artists to produce FOMArt, a monthly program featuring interviews and talks, performances by young musicians, collaborative workshops with local artists... and more!

Fire and Rescue NSW | Recruitment Information Session
17 June 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Reservoir Street, Surry Hills NSW, Australia

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) recruitment information sessions
are designed to inform potential candidates about the recruitment process, including the Physical Aptitude Test (PAT). The sessions also give candidates the chance to hear from current firefighters about the rewarding career offered by FRNSW.

UN Youth | Voice Competition
Voice is a unique public speaking competition for students in Year 7-10, running throughout Terms 3 & 4. Voice invites you to solve issues that affect your community, nation and the world. From homelessness to climate change we want to hear you pitch your big ideas.
Why compete in Voice?
• Develop skills in public speaking and research.
• Hone your ability to think on your feet, assisting you in leadership positions or debating competition in the future.
• Build an increased knowledge about areas pertinent to you as students.
• A chance to meet like minded and engaged young people.

Registrations for this year haven’t opened yet, but keep an eye on the UN Youth Facebook page to find out when they do. Find out more about the national competition here.

Macquarie Leaders and Achievers– Early Entry program
Macquarie Leaders and Achievers is a new early entry program that recognises a student’s academic performance alongside their extracurricular activities that demonstrate leadership, community service and personal achievement.
Year 12 students who meet the criteria are offered a place in their preferred degree before the HSC examinations.

How to Apply
Students complete an online application and have a school representative endorse their application.
Applications Open: June 3
Applications close: 26 August

Open Day at NIDA
Date : 15 Jun 2019
Time : 9:00am
Venue : National Institute of Dramatic Art
Contact : Natalie Freeman; 02 9697 7600 

From backstage tours to alumni and course talks, free shows, NIDA Open classes and more to showcase everything that makes NIDA one of the top 10 drama schools in the world (2018 Hollywood Reporter ranking).

Bond University Scholarships
Bond offers a number of full-fee and part-fee scholarships to the best and brightest applicants each semester and are designed to reward and encourage students who have excelled in the areas of academia, leadership, community and sporting.
Download a copy of the 2020 Scholarship Brochure for domestic high school leavers. Scholarship applications for students currently completing their final year of high school in Australia are now open online.

Bond University Leadership Scholarship

The Bond University Leadership Scholarship aims to recognise current Year 12 students who have outstanding leadership experience and community involvement with a partial-fee tuition remission scholarship.
Eligibility is based on applicants meeting a minimum academic requirement as well as providing evidence of outstanding leadership and community achievements.

Reminder - UNSW Degrees and Scholarships Info Evening
11 June, 13 June, 20 June
At UNSW Sydney, we know that choosing what to study at university can be a complex decision. That’s why we’re holding the UNSW Degree and Scholarships Information Evening.

Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts
UNSW Art and Design Information Evening
25 June
Paddington Campus
This event will focus on our Faculty of Art & Design, hosted at our specialist Paddington Campus. It’s a chance for you and your parents to gain an insight into life as a creative student and what it means to be a practicing contemporary artist, designer, media creator or arts worker in today’s global economy.

UNSW Degrees and Scholarships Info Evening
11 June, 13 June, 20 June
At UNSW Sydney, we know that choosing what to study at university can be a complex decision. That’s why we’re holding the UNSW Degree and Scholarships Information Evening.

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. This exclusive program is open to Year 12 students who have demonstrated academic excellence and/or are making a significant contribution to their school or community.
Such an offer means that you can sit your Year 12 exams with added confidence and reduced stress – it’s also a great way for schools to acknowledge their outstanding students.
Phone: 02 8204 4404 . Email:

UNSW Art & Design Degrees Info Evening
Tuesday 25 June | 6.00pm - 8.00pm | Paddington Campus
This event will focus on the Faculty of Art & Design, hosted at the specialist Paddington Campus. It’s a chance for you to gain an insight into life as a creative student and what it means to be a practicing contemporary artist, designer, media creator or arts worker in today’s global economy. Expert staff, industry graduates and current students will provide their insights into the experience of being a UNSW Art & Design student and share their advice for high school students including careers, the admissions process and Portfolio Entry pathways. You’ll also find out about degree structures, studio-specialisations, and global exchange network with opportunities at prestigious institutions across more than 35 countries.
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UNSW Degrees and Scholarships Info Evening
Tuesday 11, Thursday 13 & Thursday 20 June | 6.00pm - 8.00pm | Leighton Hall, Kensington Campus
This is a chance for you and your parents to come along and learn about the degrees, career options and scholarships available to you. UNSW knowledgeable staff, industry graduates and current students will provide insight into the experience of studying at UNSW as well as share information about high school subject selection, the admissions process and applying for scholarships or the Co-op Program. You’ll also find out more about degree structures, specialisations, dual degrees and global exchange network with opportunities at prestigious institutions across more than 35 countries.
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July 2019

Notre Dame - Early Offer Student & Parent Info Night
2 July. 6-8pm
Broadway campus St Ben's Hall, 104 Broadway, Chippendale
This is your opportunity to discover more about Notre Dame’s Young Achievers Early Offer program. At the Info Evening you will gain an understanding of the benefits of being an Early Offer applicant, you will also be able to submit your application. Our supportive Prospective Students Office team will be available throughout the evening to assist you and answer any questions you may have.

Work Experience - Bell Shakespeare
Students in Year 10 and 11 are invited to apply for one week of Work Experience at Bell Shakespeare HQ in Sydney from 4-8 November 2019.

Twelve students from around Australia will be selected to join the Company and go behind the scenes to discover how a working theatre company operates. Meet our team and learn about production, casting, design, rehearsals, marketing, box office, fundraising, education and administration.

Students will see live theatre, explore backstage, undertake group projects, listen to panel discussions, interview staff and participate in practical workshops.

The 2019 program will take place during the Sydney Opera House season of Much Ado About Nothing.

Entry by application. Students in regional/interstate schools are encouraged to apply, however Bell Shakespeare is unable to cover travel and accommodation costs.

Students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for the Work Experience Program.

Applications Close: 8 July, 5pm
Successful Students Announced: 30 July
Work Experience Week: 4-8 November


US College Intensive with Former Stanford Admissions Officer
When: 4 July 2019, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, Ultimo NSW, Australia
Learn exactly what US College Admissions Officers are looking for from Martin Walsh, a former Stanford Admissions Officer who has reviewed more than 5,000 applications!
This is a must-attend event for students in Years 10-12 who intend on applying to US Colleges.
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UNSW | Girls in Business Camp
Monday 8 – Wednesday 10 July | 9.30am – 2.30pm | UNSW
Girls in Business – High Risk to High Tech is an immersive winter camp designed for girls in Year 10 and 11 who want to explore their future in the Information Systems and Actuarial industries. This exciting new program is a collaboration between UNSW Business School and industry partners to build confidence and participation in the Information Systems and Actuarial industries within females.
Find out more and register

UNSW | Exploring STEM Careers Application
Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 July | 9.00am – 5.00pm | UNSW Kensington Campus
Join Science 50:50 and UNSW Women in Engineering for an exciting one-day holiday program exploring careers in STEM! Together we will visit various organisations, meet professional scientists and engineers, discover where they work and what they do. The holiday program is designed for female Year 10 students who have an interest in STEM.
Find out more and register

University of Sydney Scholarships Information Evening
30 July. 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Eastern Avenue , The University of Sydney
If you are a Year 12 student, join us on campus for an informative evening where current students and staff will answer the important questions on scholarships

University of Sydney - Project Management Winter Camp
July 2019. Watch this space.
Years 10–12. This two-day intensive workshop offers an introduction to project management and where this dynamic field can take you. Hear about project management degrees, careers and pathways and try your hand at working on authentic case studies. The camp includes a site visit to a large project management organisation to learn about projects in action. Places are limited.

 State Junior and Senior Music Camps
• Junior Music Camp (Years 5-8): Sunday 21 July - Friday 26 July (week 1, Term 3)
• Senior Music Camp (Years 8-12): Sunday 30 June - Friday 5 July (week 10, Term 2)
Talented music students join together for one week each year to receive expert tutelage and develop their performance skills. Participants rehearse and perform high quality repertoire culminating in a concert for families and friends on the final night of the camp.
Musical activities at camp include participation in a major ensemble (symphony orchestra, symphonic bands, vocal ensembles, stage band) as well as a number of elective ensembles and activities. Elective activities include brass and woodwind ensembles, jazz improvisation, composition, music theatre, percussion ensemble.

Discover Nursing @ UTS
Wednesday 17 July & Wednesday 13 November | 5.30pm | UTS Sydney
There's more to modern nursing than meets the eye. Whether you're in high school, TAFE, working as an AIN or EN or looking to embark on a change in career, this session is for you. Hear from nursing academics and current students before touring our world-class clinical laboratories and taking part in a hands-on workshop. Find out more:

Discover Sport & Exercise @ UTS
Thursday 18 July | 1.00pm | Rugby Australia Building, Moore Park Precinct
Get a taste for what you can study in health at UTS at UTS Discover Health sessions. Find out more about courses at an info session, then head on a tour of the facilities.
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University of Notre Dame | A Day in the Life of a Nursing Student
Wednesday 10 July | 10.00am - 2.00pm | University of Notre Dame, Sydney
‘Day in the Life of a Nursing Student’ will provide you with a unique opportunity to experience what it is like to study nursing at the University of Notre Dame.
On this day, you will have the opportunity to:
• Learn more about the nursing program and unique admissions process
• Attend a nursing lecture and engage in clinical activities
• Tour the Darlinghurst campus and Anatomy Museum
• Discuss course options with academic staff
• Meet current nursing students
Find out more and register:

UTS - Women in Engineering and IT Cooperative Scholarship
Closes 8 September

  • Biomedical
  • Civil/ Civil Environmental
  • Data
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical/ Mechatronics
  • Software

This scholarship is proudly sponsored by Industry to increase the participation and retention of young women in engineering or information technology. The Women in Engineering and IT Cooperative Scholarship is a cooperative education program between the University and sponsoring organisations. The scholarship will include 3 periods of industry placement as well as mentoring, networking, leadership and professional development opportunities.

PwC Higher Apprenticeship Program

PwC is one of Australia’s leading professional services firms, and they are currently running a Higher Apprenticeship Program.

You will have the opportunity to work at PwC, as well as gain a professional qualification in Information Technology. The program gives you on-the-job training and experience in a real workplace. There a variety of roles you can work in, including technology consulting, analytics, and customer experience. They are currently accepting applications for positions in Sydney and Melbourne. To be eligible you must have obtained a high school certificate by the start of the program in January 2020.
Applications close Wednesday 28 July.

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.

University of Wollongong | Open Day
Saturday 3 August | 10.00am – 4.00pm | UOW Wollongong Campus
Join one or more of 100+ info sessions, talk to students and staff in the expo hall, jump on a tour, get hands-on at one of the many exhibitions or just chill out on the duck pond lawn. This is your chance to see what it’s like being a student at one of Australia’s best modern universities. Find out more and register:

CSU Open Days – Save the date
Bathurst – August 4
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.



Andrea Pinnock
Careers Adviser