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November 2017

Education USA January Information Sessions - (added 16/11/17)
Friday 19 and Wednesday 24 January 2.00pm at the US Consulate
Education USA are holding two information sessions on the application process of applying to US colleges and universities. There is also information on sporting scholarships in the US. Register on the link below.
www.educationusasydney.eventbrite.com.

2018 ANU Tuckwell Applications - (added 23/10/17)
ANU are encouraging Year 11 students to think ahead and prepare for their Tuckwell Scholarships. Please see below for lots of information about the scholarship and what ANU are looking for when awarding these 25 scholarships.

Every year, ANU offers twenty five students from across the country a Tuckwell Scholarship - Australia’s most transformational undergraduate scholarship. The Tuckwell Scholarship Program allows students to take full advantage of their time at university, including the many academic, social, cultural, sporting and leadership opportunities that come with life on campus at ANU. The application process for the 2019 intake opens for Year 12 students in March 2018, so we would encourage all Year 11 students to look into this opportunity now by heading to the Tuckwell Scholarship webpage and beginning to prepare.

Students can stay up to date with the latest Tuckwell news by:

If you would like more information about the Scholarship, explore the following pages:

National Summer Art Scholarship - (added 23/10/17)
13 – 20 January 2018 in Canberra, ACT
If you are in Year 11 and interested in art, you can spend a week this summer (13 – 20 January 2018) at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Become one of sixteen students selected from around the nation—two from each state and territory—to participate in the National Summer Art Scholarship in 2018.
Applications close 6 November.
Find our more and apply - https://nga.gov.au/SummerArtScholarship/

University of Sydney ends uncertainty with fixed ATAR - (added 12/10/17)
The University of Sydney has introduced a fixed ATAR so students can have greater transparency and certainty when choosing courses. USYD have introduced fixed ATARs for most of their courses, to simplify the application process and make it more transparent. It removes the uncertainty about what’s required for entry, so students can have the confidence to list their dream course as their first preference. The ATARs are fixed and will not change throughout the preference and admissions period, providing a simple way to make informed decisions about your future. https://sydney.edu.au/study/admissions/apply/entry-requirements/undergraduate-academic-requirements/required-atar-for-guaranteed-entry.html

Enter the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards - (added 12/10/17)
The purpose of the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people. There are a huge range of awards, including categories for education, leadership, community service, arts and design, women’s affairs, small business and sports. Applications close 8 December 2017. Find out more and apply - http://awardsaustralia.com/young-achiever-awards/nsw

ADFA Applications Open Now - (added 12/10/17)
Applying for ADFA is a competitive, dual application process that can take up to 12 months. It's preferable you apply in Year 11, but you can still apply in Year 12. Applications for 2018 Year 12 Students (for 2019 entry) close at the end of February 2018.
https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/students-and-education/australian-defence-force-academy/how-to-apply

UNSW Elite Athletes and Performers Bonus Points - (added 14/9/17)
2018 Applications are now open!
The Elite Athletes and Performers (EAP) Program supports students with a flexible entry process that considers both academic and elite achievements and recognises these by awarding bonus points.

Students can be considered for EAP bonus points for undergraduate study at UNSW. The EAP Program awards up to five bonus points to high school leavers who have excelled in areas of sport, academia, leadership, and/or music at an elite level. Activities and/or commitments must have been undertaken in years 11 and/or 12.

Note: An overall maximum of 10 bonus points can be awarded across all the university's schemes (HSC Plus, EAP and EAS). Students must submit an application and provide supporting documentation by November 30 each year to be considered for bonus points. For further information on the process, including the current EAP Bonus Points table, please download the Elite Athletes and Performers Bonus Points Program guide. https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/uploads/2018%20Elite%20Athletes%20and%20Performers%20Guide.pdf

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Young Guides Info Session - (added 5/9/17)
21 December 11,00am to 4.00pm
MCA Young Guides are a committed team of arts-interested volunteers between the ages of 15-21 who deliver professional tours of our exhibitions to museum visitors. Young Guides gain behind-the-scenes insight into the art world. The team are mentored across the year by artists and learn professional techniques for researching art, build communication skills and confidence in public speaking, and make lasting friendships with like-minded people. https://www.mca.com.au/events/young-guides-try-outs/12515/

MCA Young Creatives Program - (added 5/9/17)
MCA’s Young Creatives programs are developed in collaboration with a diverse team of 13-18yr old volunteers, recruited yearly; the MCA Youth Committee. Through the events, talks, workshops and unique opportunities we have on offer, our team aims to provide you with the platform to create, experiment and challenge your professional and creative skills.
https://www.mca.com.au/learn/young-creatives/

Girls Programming Network
Sunday 14 May, 10.00am-4.00pm
Saturday 12 August, 10.00am-4.00pm
Sunday 5 November, 10.00am-4.00pm

The Network aims to teach girls how to code as well as provide insight into what it is like to be a girl in IT. Workshops run on the aforementioned dates at the University of Sydney. https://sites.google.com/site/girlsprogrammingnetwork/

 
December 2017

Education USA January Information Sessions - (added 16/11/17)
Friday 19 and Wednesday 24 January 2.00pm at the US Consulate
Education USA are holding two information sessions on the application process of applying to US colleges and universities. There is also information on sporting scholarships in the US. Register on the link below.
www.educationusasydney.eventbrite.com.

p>2018 ANU Tuckwell Applications - (added 23/10/17)
ANU are encouraging Year 11 students to think ahead and prepare for their Tuckwell Scholarships. Please see below for lots of information about the scholarship and what ANU are looking for when awarding these 25 scholarships.

Every year, ANU offers twenty five students from across the country a Tuckwell Scholarship - Australia’s most transformational undergraduate scholarship. The Tuckwell Scholarship Program allows students to take full advantage of their time at university, including the many academic, social, cultural, sporting and leadership opportunities that come with life on campus at ANU. The application process for the 2019 intake opens for Year 12 students in March 2018, so we would encourage all Year 11 students to look into this opportunity now by heading to the Tuckwell Scholarship webpage and beginning to prepare.

Students can stay up to date with the latest Tuckwell news by:

If you would like more information about the Scholarship, explore the following pages:

National Summer Art Scholarship - (added 23/10/17)
13 – 20 January 2018 in Canberra, ACT
If you are in Year 11 and interested in art, you can spend a week this summer (13 – 20 January 2018) at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Become one of sixteen students selected from around the nation—two from each state and territory—to participate in the National Summer Art Scholarship in 2018.
Applications close 6 November.
Find our more and apply - https://nga.gov.au/SummerArtScholarship/

University of Sydney ends uncertainty with fixed ATAR - (added 12/10/17)
The University of Sydney has introduced a fixed ATAR so students can have greater transparency and certainty when choosing courses. USYD have introduced fixed ATARs for most of their courses, to simplify the application process and make it more transparent. It removes the uncertainty about what’s required for entry, so students can have the confidence to list their dream course as their first preference. The ATARs are fixed and will not change throughout the preference and admissions period, providing a simple way to make informed decisions about your future. https://sydney.edu.au/study/admissions/apply/entry-requirements/undergraduate-academic-requirements/required-atar-for-guaranteed-entry.html

Enter the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards - (added 12/10/17)
The purpose of the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people. There are a huge range of awards, including categories for education, leadership, community service, arts and design, women’s affairs, small business and sports. Applications close 8 December 2017. Find out more and apply - http://awardsaustralia.com/young-achiever-awards/nsw

ADFA Applications Open Now - (added 12/10/17)
Applying for ADFA is a competitive, dual application process that can take up to 12 months. It's preferable you apply in Year 11, but you can still apply in Year 12. Applications for 2018 Year 12 Students (for 2019 entry) close at the end of February 2018.
https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/students-and-education/australian-defence-force-academy/how-to-apply

 
January 2018

Education USA January Information Sessions - (added 16/11/17)
Friday 19 and Wednesday 24 January 2.00pm at the US Consulate
Education USA are holding two information sessions on the application process of applying to US colleges and universities. There is also information on sporting scholarships in the US. Register on the link below.
www.educationusasydney.eventbrite.com.

 
Websites

What’s it like to be a clinical exercise physiologist? - (added 14/9/17)
http://this.deakin.edu.au/career/whats-it-really-like-to-be-a-clinical-exercise-physiologist

Become an architect - (added 29/8/17)
Architects deal with many of the critical issues in today's society. They push boundaries when it comes to living, investigate new technologies and materials, and help ensure that what we build is environmentally sustainable. Importantly, they design not just for today, but for future generations.
http://www.architecture.com.au/architecture/national/becoming-an-architect

Six Things You Need to Consider When Picking a Degree - (added 7/8/17)
http://thefootnotes.com.au/5-things-you-need-to-consider-when-picking-a-degree/

Should I study Law if I don't want to become Lawyer? - (added 7/8/17)
http://thefootnotes.com.au/should-i-study-law-if-i-dont-want-to-be-a-lawyer/

Careers in Sport- (added 7/8/17)
This website is for anyone interested in a career in sport and fitness. There is information about recommended qualifications and pathways, along with a list of available positions and courses.
http://www.sportspeople.com.au

Charles Sturt University HSC Guide For Students - (added 7/8/17)
CSU have put together a comprehensive free website to help NSW senior students with their HSC. It includes lots of study guides, resources, and tips, as well as specific subject study information across English, Maths, Science, HSIE, PDHPE, Creative Arts, Technology and Languages (click here). http://libguides.csu.edu.au/HSC/home

Year 13 - (added 2/8/17)
Year 13 is an online resource which provides advice and information on life after high school. The website provides information on a number of topics including apprenticeships, gap year programs, job vacancies, studying, and
internships.
https://year13.com.au

Australian Government Cadetships, Scholarships and Work Experience Opportunities - (added 1/8/17)
The Australian government has a number of cadetship, scholarship, and work experience opportunities within Australian Government departments and agencies. To view these opportunities, visit:
http://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/jobs-and-workplace

How to get the most out of your first year of nursing school - (added 1/8/17)
http://sydney.edu.au/nursing/about/news-events/news/things-ive-learned.shtml

A career as a vet - (added 25/7/17)
This website gives an overview of the career of the veterinarian and the salary range that a new graduate might expect. The site also provides a list of Australian universities that facilitate the Bachelor of Veterinary Science.
http://essendonvet.com.au/careers/a-career-as-a-veterinarian

My Health Career: How Long Does It Take to Become a Fully Qualified Doctor - (added 25/7/17)
https://www.myhealthcareer.com.au/medicine/how-long-does-it-take-to-become-a-doctor

Women in STEM - (added 25/7/17)
This collection of videos and articles from Australia’s Science Channel is a good starting point for any girls who need some extra inspiration to pursue study or a career in a STEM field. See inspiring and interesting stories from women who work in science, technology, engineering and maths.
https://www.australiascience.tv/theme/women-in-stem/

Psychology, Nursing or Social Work? - (added 25/7/17)
This article from The Footnotes interviews different people at the beginning of their careers to give you some insight into studying and getting a job in psychology, nursing and social work.
http://thefootnotes.com.au/psychology-nursing-social-work/

Careers with Maths: Stories - (added 13/6/17)
Read this story of where a career in maths can take you.
https://careerswithstem.com/profiles/campaign-manager/

Is multitasking a good idea? - (added 13/6/17)
Do you try to watch TV while you study? What about reading your notes with music playing and while messaging your friends? This article lets you know why multitasking might not be such a good idea.
https://www.myhealthcareer.com.au/business-of-health/the-impact-of-multi-tasking

Careers with STEM - (added 15/5/17)
This website is a great resource for anyone interested in pursuing a career in a STEM field. Find out where maths, science, engineering, code, health and more could take you, and learn about possibilities you didn’t know existed.
https://careerswithstem.com/

University of Sydney Medicine - (added 15/5/17)
See 5 short videos and study pathways:
http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/study/md/index.php

Physics World Careers - (added 8/5/17)
This publication provides information about careers in physics. You can see what jobs graduates are doing and find out about employers who take on physics graduates.
http://blog.physicsworld.com/2017/02/07/your-future-with-physics/

OC Tours
OC Tours runs school tours, small group and personalized tours, and volunteer programs in rural Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Their volunteer program places students in teaching projects in rural schools, and is intended for school leavers interested in volunteering during their Gap Year. For more information visit: http://www.octours.com.au.

Go Overseas
Go Overseas is a website that allows you to find and compare overseas programs. Every organisation and program has been reviewed by students who have participated in that program. There are also over 300 articles on travel available as well as customized country guides. http://www.gooverseas.com/

Careers in Mathematics
Visit the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute’s website to view a range of career profiles from apprentice chefs to Electricians to Nurses where mathematics is a necessary part of their everyday jobs. http://mathsadds.amsi.org.au/

UNSW: Canberra Non-Defence Undergraduate Engineering
From 2017 certain UNSW Engineering programs at Canberra will be open to non-defence applicants. To find out more about studying engineering with UNSW in Canberra as a non-defence student follow the link below.
https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/study/undergraduate/non-defence-applicants

University of Sydney Equity Scholarships
The University of Sydney offers Equity Scholarships for students commencing in 2017. These are applied for via UAC’s website. Scholarships include University of Sydney Bridging Course Scholarships, Burton Educational Trust Scholarship, Rural Sustainability Scholarships, Environmental Sustainability Scholarships, The William John and Lizzie May Sinclair Scholarship, Roy Frederick Turner AM Scholarship, Graham Daniels Scholarship in Engineering and Information Technologies, Peter Giles Memorial Scholarship in Pharmacy, Commonwealth Indigenous Scholarships, and University of Sydney Accommodation Scholarship.
http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/equity.shtml

ADFA Education Award
For current Year 11 students: Award presented to Year 12 students in recognition of leadership potential, and academic and sporting achievements exhibited during Year 11. Award comprises of laptop and certificate along with plaque of recognition for your school. For eligibility and application:
http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/adfa/howToApply/educationAward.aspx

Air Force Jobs with just 1 or 2 Year’s Commitment
Pick one of these exciting roles and you'll have the freedom to join the Air Force for just one or two years. No strings attached.
Read more at http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/airforce/one-and-two-year-roles/

Sydney TAFE Career Guide 2017
The career guide has information on how to enrol, study pathways, career areas and course disciplines, graduate profiles and advice for how to use TAFE’s industry connections.
http://sydneytafe.edu.au/sites/default/files/files/2017-Career-Guide.pdf

Discover ADFA
This interactive video will help potential applicants understand what ADFA is really like.
http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/campaigns/discover-adfa/

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.
https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/whats-on/news/being-student-unsw-art-design

Times Higher Education Rankings
The Times Higher Education Rakings have been released for 2017. Universities are judged across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

The University of Melbourne has been ranked the highest out of the Australian universities at number 33, followed by the Australian National University at 47, the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland, both at 60.
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/world-ranking

2018 ADF Gap Year Intake
Students interested in taking an ADF Gap Year in 2018 can register their interest to receive an email as soon as the 2018 details are available.
Entry requirements:

  • Australian Citizen or hold Permanent Resident status
  • At least 17 years old (on entry)
  • Completed Year 12
  • Reasonably fit and healthy, with an acceptable Body Mass Index.

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/gap-year/

Australian Institute of Architects NSW
The Australian Institute of Architects NSW provides a range of resources for students interested in the industry. Information about events, studying architecture at university and more can be found at the website.
http://www.architecture.com.au/nsw/

A Future in Chemistry
Find out about more about careers, degrees and vocational training in chemistry.
http://www.rsc.org/careers/future/student-home-page

Aotearoa Leadership Tour
The Aotearoa Leadership Tour is put on by UN Youth Australia and is for young Australians to learn about indigenous rights, culture and reconciliation on a tour of New Zealand. Applications for 2017 are now open.
https://unyouth.org.au/event/aotearoa-leadership-tour/

ADFA
Australian Defence Force Academy applications are now open for 2018. While this may seem like a long way away, the application process can take 3–12 months depending on your circumstances. To avoid having to do the application when you are busy with year 12 exams, think about starting your application soon!
http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/adfa/how-to-apply/

UTS Year 12 Bonus Points Scheme
The bonus points scheme provides a maximum of 5 bonus points to students who achieve sufficient results in certain HSC subjects and have a minimum ATAR of 69, or interstate equivalent. Bonus points are automatically applied to offers through UAC.
https://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/undergraduate/high-school-students/year-12-bonus-scheme

CSU: Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)
For students wishing to become a paramedic this course can be studied at Bathurst or Port Macquarie. It can be studied either full or part time. For further information, follow the link below.
http://www.csu.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-clinical-practice-paramedic.

Macquarie University: 2016 Undergraduate Scholarship Booklet
Each year Macquarie University awards scholarships based on equity, financial need, academic excellence and sporting achievement. To learn more about these scholarships, view their 2016 undergraduate scholarship booklet:
http://students.mq.edu.au/opportunities/scholarships_and_prizes.jsp

The University of New England Early Entry Program
UNE’s Early Entry program allows Year 12 students to gain a place at UNE before ATARs are released. Selection for the program is based on an applicant’s ability to work and learn independently, as well as their overall potential for academic success.
http://www.une.edu.au/study/study-on-campus/get-early-entry/about.

Careers in Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine is an exciting branch of medical radiations that uses radioactive materials in the form of radiopharmaceuticals to generate images that are used to diagnose diseases and in the form of radioisotopes to treat disease or relieve pain.
http://www.nuclearmedicine.org.au/

Gap Medics International Medical Work Experience
Shadow doctors, nurses, midwives or dentists in hospital for 1–8 weeks.
http://www.gapmedics.com.au/

UNSW Elite Athletes and Performers Bonus Point Guide
Information can be found by clicking on this link: https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/uploads/EAP%20Web%20Guide%202016.pdf.

ISV High School Program
ISV's High School Program allows secondary school students to combine volunteering and adventure travel to Thailand, Vietnam, Costa Rica or South Africa. Students live, travel and learn in another country whilst making a positive contribution to communities and environments through volunteering. Download the ISV High School Booklet that details departure dates and itineraries: http://www.isvolunteers.org/high-school-program.

Antipodeans Abroad: Schoolies Unearthed
Schoolies Unearthed is a 10-day journey overseas where secondary school graduates have the chance to embrace their independence and travel to Borneo, Thailand or Indonesia. Students will explore the country whilst helping others and contributing to a local community development project. Find out more by contacting Mr Ned Murphy at ned@antipodeans.com.au or (03) 9827 9541 or visit: http://www.antipodeans.com.au/Programs/Expeditions-and-Tours/Programs/Unearthed.htm.

Andrea Pinnock
Careers Adviser

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