Careers News

Work Experience

Our ‘opt-in’ work experience program will recommence from Term 3. Interested students are encouraged to meet with one of our Careers Advisers to begin their personalised career and transition planning.

Student Placement Records:

All relevant work experience documentation can be accessed via the link below. Students are required to submit their Student Placement Record (SPR), two weeks prior to their placement. It is an expectation that students make contact with their classroom teachers prior to their placement in order to discuss the work they will miss whilst participating in this program, and to plan accordingly.    Work Experience Documentation

Work Readiness Certificate

MyWorkExperience helps students to prepare for their work experience by providing them with access to learning modules that help them to understand skillsets and competencies required for a safe and successful work experience placement.

Once students have completed the MyWorkExperience modules, they will obtain their own Ready for Work Experience Certificate which MUST be provided, along with their Student Placement Record. Students can access these modules by creating an account, via the following link.   Create Your Account

White Card course

Students who would like to undertake work experience on construction sites are required to have their white card (general construction induction card). We will be organising another white card course for next term. Students should register their interest with the Careers Office immediately, as place are limited. The cost of this course is usually around $110.

UNIVERSITY UPDATES:

Changes to University fees for 2021

The Federal Government has recently announced an overhaul to tertiary education funding. The table below outlines what students can expect to pay per year of their degree. These changes apply to current Year 12 students who will commence university in 2021. Students are continued to be encouraged to prioritise their preferences based on their passions and interests, and are reminded that the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) will continue to provide students with access to financial support. More information can be accessed via the following link:   University Fees – Overhauled

How much students can expect to pay:

Band

Discipline Annual cost
1 Teaching, clinical psychology, English, Maths, Nursing, Languages, Agriculture $3,700
2 Allied health, other health, Architecture, IT, Creative Arts, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Science $7,700
3 Medical, Dental, Veterinary Science $11,300
4 Law & Economics, Management & Commerce, Society & Culture, Humanities, Communications, Behavioural Science $14,500

 

UOW Global Leaders Program:

Global Leaders – Development Program

UOW is offering tomorrow’s young leaders the opportunity to join a unique undergraduate program where students undertaking a global degree will study, live and travel in some of the world’s most vibrant cities, gaining skills and experience that will uniquely position them to be among the most sought after graduates in the world.

University of Notre Dame:

UND are running a series of information sessions from Monday 29 June – Thursday 2 July. These presentations allow students and parents/carers to connect with representatives to learn more about their programs and early offer schemes. Schedules and registrations are accessible via this link:   Notre Dame 2021 Early Offer Program

UND Nursing Webinar:  Learn more about the nursing courses at UND by attending the upcoming webinar.   Nursing Webinar Registration

UND Education Webinar:   Learn more about education courses at UND by attending the upcoming webinar.  Education Webinar Registration

Western Sydney University – ATSI Pathway:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who do not have a HSC, or who have an ATAR lower than required for their chosen course, can apply to study at Western Sydney University through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway Program. Students can also gain an early conditional offer based on the completion of their HSC, not an ATAR, by successfully completing the literacy and numeracy assessments plus a short interview as part of the Pathway program.

Western Sydney UAC

Macquarie University:

Macquarie Leaders and Achievers Early Entry Scheme applications are now open. This Early Entry Scheme is for students who are performing consistently at school and have demonstrated leadership qualities through extra-curricular activities. First round offers close on Friday 10 July. Top applicants also have the opportunity to receive one of 15 scholarships of $10 000 per year for up to four years.   Macquarie – Leaders and Achievers Early Entry Scheme

VIRTUAL RESOURCES:

UTS – Big Day In IT:

A reminder that the virtual Big Day In will be held on Wednesday 24 June at 11.00am. Students who are interested in viewing this presentation live should register their interest with a careers adviser as soon as possible. The guest speakers include Richard White from Wise Tech Global, and Curtis Black from Animal Logic. Registrations are not required. Access can be obtained via the following link.  The Big Day In

UOW Webinar:

The link below will provide you with access to the UOW webinar. This presentation outlines Early Admission processes, and other relevant information.

UOW Webinar – Early Entry Process

EMPLOYMENT & TRANSITION OPPORTUNITIES:

Sydney Trains Apprenticeships:

Applications for the 2021 apprenticeship program open on 3 July 2020. More information can be accessed via the following link:    Sydney Train Apprentices

Job Ready program:

Project Youth are offering an 8 week workshop, aiming to build on young people’s employability skills. This program is held at Hurstville on Fridays, and is targeted towards students who are planning their transition from school. Please see the Careers Advisers for more information.

SUBJECT SELECTIONS:

Year 10 students have completed their first lesson relating to their HSC subject selections. Students have been provided with information relating to HSC and ATAR eligibility requirements and UAC processes. Students who would like more information are encouraged to make an appointment with one of our Careers Adviser.

  • Ms Keats: Monday – Tuesday
  • Mrs James: Wednesday – Thursday
  • Mrs Graham: Friday

Please continue to remain up-to-date in all Careers related matters, via our Facebook group (Kirrawee High School – Careers).