Here are some activities which may interest Year 11

Seeing the Unseen: from brains to black holes – Tuesday 20 August, 6.00pm – 7.30pm, MacLaurin Hall in The Quadrangle, University of Sydney.

How far can we push our brains to achieve brilliance? How does the mind conjure an idea of something that doesn’t exist, or that we haven’t experienced? Join us for this special Innovation Week event. A big part of ground-breaking science is seeing what couldn’t be seen, imagining the unimaginable. Every great scientist has a fundamental capacity for creativity – crossing new frontiers of outside-the-box thinking and pushing their brainpower to superhuman levels.
Not Guilty: the psychology of crime investigations by Dr Celine van Golde, School of Psychology – 18 September, 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm, University of Sydney, Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, John Hopkins Drive, Camperdown

Wrongful convictions can and do happen – it’s the unfortunate truth of the legal system. But it’s not just a legal matter; the science of how our brains work plays a big part too.

Our brains can be tricked and draw the wrong conclusion in lots of situations, so when it comes to witnessing a crime, this can influence our recall memory in witness testimonials or our recognition memory in identifying suspects.
UTS Science in Focus: Curing Diseases in Space – 14 August, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Australian Museum,1 William Street, Sydney

Join Dr Joshua Chou as he prepares for the first Australian space mission, looking into the biology of our cells outside of Earth. The evolution of our cells has been shaped by the physical forces of our home planet. But how will the space environment shape us, and how will we accommodate to this new biology as we delve further into space exploration? Be a part of brand new research in cell biology and biomedical engineering, to uncover the effects of space travel on human biology.


Planning Ahead: Your US & UK Application Timeline – Wednesday 28 August, 2019 North Sydney

Are you in Year 9, 10 or 11 and thinking about applying to universities like Harvard, Stanford, Oxford or Cambridge? The single biggest mistake Australian students make is leaving the application too late.

Many students try to start their overseas application during a busy Year 12. With a steady stream of exams, many students simply don’t have time to put together every element of their US or UK application.

At this event, expert speakers from Crimson Education will use successful student case studies to map out all the steps you can take to give yourself the best chance of gaining admission to top US & UK universities. JobJump members an exclusive discount that can be accessed here: 


Study in the US or UK Info

Various dates to select U.S. Consulate General, Sydney, Level 10, MLC Centre, 19-29 Martin Place

One-on-one information session with an EducationUSA Adviser.

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centres in more than 170 countries. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States.


Your Future at TAFE Open Day  Saturday 14 September, 9:00am – 1:00pm

TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore
TAFE NSW Granville
TAFE NSW Kingscliff
TAFE NSW Maitland
TAFE NSW Mount Druitt
TAFE NSW Northern Beaches
TAFE NSW St George
TAFE NSW Tamworth
TAFE NSW Wagga Wagga
TAFE NSW Wollongong

Join us at TAFE NSW Open Day for interactive workshops, live demonstrations, explore our world-class facilities and meet your expert teachers! If you’re looking to kickstart your career with a diploma or degree, become an aspiring apprentice, launch your small business, or gain exciting new skills, TAFE NSW can help you be in a career you love. Register here:  Events at TAFE NSW Open Day

Hair and Beauty – Career Snapshots TAFE
Which occupations in this industry are likely to have the largest employment growth over the next three years? Which TAFE NSW courses are popular for people looking to get into these job roles and how much can you earn?   Career Snapshot Hairdressing and Beauty

Australian Maritime College Short Online Courses

Upskill and progress your maritime career. Work with research experts to test and optimise maritime designs and prototypes. Hire our vessels and facilities for commercial or scientific work.

AMC Search is the maritime training and consulting division of the Australian Maritime College. Whatever your needs, we work with you to design and deliver solutions that meet them.

A growing range of courses can be completed entirely online and at the student’s own pace, meaning reduced travel costs, time and the flexibility to combine work and study.

A number of our online courses are AMSA-approved, which means they can qualify successful participants to undertake specific roles or duties on vessels in Australia.

The Fitzroy Academy

This online course teaches you about entrepreneurship, building a company and creating impact at scale. Learn at your own pace. Extra resources, short lessons.

College of Event Management – Event Boot Camp – 17 August

  • Ever wondered what an event manager actually does?
  • Interested in getting behind the scenes of a major event?
  • Would you like to meet events professionals on the job?

Event Bootcamp is designed for people with an interest in a career in events but who need a clearer idea of what it’s all about. The course is a low-cost, high-intensity backstage pass to the world of events. By the end of this short course you will have a good understanding of the role of an event manager while gaining first hand experience behind the scenes of a major event.

We need more girls in tech! (And how you can be part of the revolution)

Sally-Ann Williams worked at Google for more than 12 years, and was a founding partner of our Careers with STEM: Code magazines. Her next role will be as chief executive at Cicada Innovations, a company that supports tech start-ups. In the below article, Sally – a pioneer and an advocate for women in STEM – reflects on her career as a woman in the STEM industry.  How you can be part of the revolution

Your free guide to a career in Optometry

Given that approximately 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable, there is usually something that can be done to help your patients.
Given that work-related factors such as clinical challenges keep 78% of Australian optometrists happy and satisfied with their profession, you will most likely enjoy this profession if you like the challenge of putting together all the clues to reach a diagnosis and management plan in complex cases.

The scope of practice of optometrists is expanding. Students commencing an optometry degree in the future will be therapeutically endorsed when they graduate. This means that they will be better placed to assist some of their patients who present with eye inflammations, infections and injuries. It is expected that the number of people presenting to optometrists instead of emergency departments with eye injuries will increase

ABC TV Q&A – Join the High School Panel

Could a high school student join the Q&A panel? Yes!

Q&A is looking for senior high school students who are keen to tackle the big issues from behind the desk – right beside our top politicians and commentators.
Send us a one minute audition video answering the following questions:

  • Why would you be a good addition to the Q&A panel?
  • What issues are you passionate about?
  • How would you deal with the big issues going head-to-head with our politicians?

The 2019 Q&A High School Special will be broadcast live from the ABC studios in Sydney in August.

Mind the Gap – Tax Made Easy to Understand

How do I file my very first tax return? (TFNs, PAYG summaries, tax agents, deduction basics)
How can I check my boss is paying me right?  (Payslips, modern awards, leave and loading)
And what about superannuation and other money stuff?  (Super, insurances, banking, money)

Mind the Gap is your pathway into the workforce!

Mind the Gap offers an online course and classroom workshops tailored to your needs.

For schools, institutions and the general public, Mind the Gap Online is a place to for to learn the basics of money in Australia. Mind The Gap Academy

Early Bird Cultural Homestay Program in China

Experience the culture and master the language by participating our Cultural Homestay Program! With Early Bird China, you’ll be paired with a host family based on mutual interest, and live with the family as a homestay during your program. In exchange for your time informally teaching English to your host sibling(s), you will be given the opportunity to experience the language and culture in a unique way!  Go Over Seas

Wilderness Therapy Program for At-Risk Young People

This initiative gives disadvantaged young people a break from their everyday lives and the opportunity to work on person-centered goals, over a six month period. Adventure therapy is used as the foundation of providing support, encouragement, and care.

I.T. Lovers – GovHack 6 – 8th September

GovHack is an international competition for people of all abilities who seek to make life better through open data.
Across one weekend, thousands come together to form teams, agree projects, and participate in what has become one of the world’s largest open data competition.  GovHack Competition


Year 12 Information

Secure An Early Offer in Selected Degrees Western Sydney University – Friday 23 August

By attending the HSC Enrichment Day (next message mentioned below), you can have the option to sit a 60 minute exam with the unique opportunity to secure an early offer into one of our Geography or Society & Culture related degrees.
This exam will expect students to apply knowledge that they have learnt during the day and in class. Please note, we do not expect students to study for this exam prior as the focus is mainly on the content provided to them on the day as well as their ability to satisfactorily respond to exam style questions.
If students satisfy the exam requirements, they could be eligible for a conditional offer into one of six related degree programs at Western Sydney University:

  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Planning (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (with Anthropology, Geography and Urban Studies, Heritage, Peace and Development, or Sociology majors)
  • Students who perform well will be eligible for an offer into the Bachelor of Social Science (Advanced) program.

Western Sydney University – HSC Enrichment Day – Geography and Society & Culture

Friday 23 August 2019 9:00am – 3:30pm  Kingswood Campus

Cost: $33.00. HSC Enrichment Day educates students in key areas of the HSC syllabus, curriculum development and examination techniques. Hosted by our academics alongside highly experienced HSC teachers, students will be taught how to best use materials and prepare for their HSC exams.
This event is aimed at students who are interested in pursuing further studies in the areas of Geography and Society & Culture.
Students will also have the option to sit a 60 minute exam with the unique opportunity to secure an early offer into one of our Geography or Society & Culture related degrees.

ACU – Passion for Business early entry program now open for direct entry

ACU has streamlined the Passion for Business (P4B) early offer program.

For the 2020 intake, you can apply for direct entry into an ACU business course and be made an early offer in Year 12, if you have completed Year 11 and a business-related subject.  This means that you can rest assured well before Year 12 is over that you have been awarded a place in the degree of your choice.
You will need to complete Year 12 to satisfy ACU’s English prerequisite requirement before entry.

Students apply for the P4B program directly to ACU – which means you don’t have to apply through UAC to receive an offer.  Click here for more information.

ACU Community Achiever Program

Applications close for:

  • Canberra Campus on Tuesday  3 September 2019
  • North Sydney Campus: Tuesday 3 September 2019
  • Strathfield Campus: Tuesday 10 September 2019

Offers made by:

  • Canberra Campus: mid September
  • North Sydney Campus: mid September
  • Strathfield Campus: late September

TYPE – Nature of activity, your role and the impact of your volunteer work.

FREQUENCY – How often you participate and the commitment required.

DURATION – How many hours and over what period of time you contributed.

How your application is assessed  –  While all volunteering is valuable and highly regarded by ACU, there are limited spaces in each course. Your application will be assessed against others for the same course. When reviewing the details of your volunteering experience, the following characteristics are considered.

ACU Passion for Law – Early Entry – Closes late September

Choose a path empowering others. If you’re in Year 12 and driven by ideas such as justice and fairness, our Passion for Law (P4L) program offers you early entry into ACU and gives you the opportunity to take your first career steps while you study. Fill out and submit our P4L online application. Include a 200-300 word written statement addressing the following:

  • why you are passionate about law
  • why you want to study law at ACU
  • your future career goals and aspirations.

ADFA UNSW Canberra Open Day – 24 August – 10.00am to 4.00pm

Open Day at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is an ideal opportunity for you to experience first hand this unique, world class training and educational facility.

If you are interested in combining a challenging and exciting career in the Australian Defence Force with a degree then you should come along and find out more.

Get Into Med – Western Sydney – Sunday 1 September, 1:00pm – 3:00pm and 8 December, 1:00pm – 3:00pm Parramatta

Get into Med: first steps to becoming a doctor! The number of medical school places has doubled in Australia and New Zealand over the past 15 years, but as supply has increased, so has demand. As more students become aware of the exciting career prospects of a medical practitioner, medical school competitiveness becomes stronger and stronger.

1 September:

8 December:

Marine Science and Management at Southern Cross University

New in 2019 is Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Marine Science and Management at the fantastic National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour. Located 100m from the beach with plumbed sea water straight into the building, state-of-the-art marine laboratory and field facilities, this unique learning space is not to be missed. Learn more at

Special Subject Bonus Scheme

We believe that your ability to undertake a university course can also be measured by looking at a combination of the Year 12 subjects you have taken at high school and your overall score, rather than looking at your ATAR/OP alone.

Southern Cross University may award bonus points to you based on your performance in selected Year 12 subjects that we believe will better prepare you for the demands of your chosen university study.

To make things easy for you the Year 12 Special Subject Bonus Scheme does not require a separate application. If you are marginally below the course cut-off, bonus points will be applied which may make you eligible for an offer. These offers will be made in the UAC and QTAC main offer rounds.

Access and Scholarship Programs

A reminder that Schools Recommendation Schemes, Educational Access Schemes and Equity Scholarships are all open for applications.

These programs have opened earlier this year so schools have more time to help students with their supporting documentation like records of attendance, educational impact statements and student ratings (for SRS).

It also gives students more time to fill out their applicant statement, obtain supporting documentation like medical impact statements and Centrelink information, all before the pressure of final exams.

If you’ve already applied for EAS, don’t forget your supporting documentation. Your EAS application won’t be considered until UAC has received all of your paperwork.    You can check what documents you need to supply on UAC’s website.

Avondale President’s Scholarship – Applications Now Open

Applications are open for the Avondale President’s Scholarship for Year 12 2019 students for the 2020 intake. The President’s Scholarship is one of the prestigious scholarships that Avondale offers. Avondale relies heavily on the referrals from yourselves and we appreciate your consideration in encouraging your high achieving students to apply. Application form click here.

VET Can Help Your Students into an Aviation Career

Here’s a terrific case study for your students who are interested in a career in aviation. Toby Dorn from regional NSW is an aviation engineer, a pilot and more. VET gave Toby the chance to develop the skills he needed to pursue his career. Please invite your students to read his full story at Working in Aviation.

PwC Higher Apprenticeship Program

Applications are open. For more information go to higher apprenticeship.

Nursing – Canberra Institute of Technology Info Sessions

Monday 5 August,  12pm – 1pm and  Wednesday 14 August, 12:00pm – 1:00pm   –   A22 Lecture theatre, CIT Bruce

Be part of a growing healthcare industry and provide essential services for your community. Gaining a strong knowledge of anatomy and physiology, disease and health; you will work directly with patients and health service clients to provide care and treatments, empowering people with the knowledge to make healthier life choices. A qualification at CIT will put you on track for a rewarding career as an enrolled nurse.

Jobs for Youth – Apprenticeship and Traineeship Information Night Revesby  – 12 August. 7pm to 9pm

Revesby Workers’ Club, 2B Brett Street, Whitlam Theatre, Revesby

Young People/Students, Parents and Caregivers, Career Advisers

Just left school or thinking of leaving school soon or at the end of the year? Looking for a job, with a good future where you are getting paid to learn? Wanting to know more about Apprenticeship and Traineeship options?


Be a Skill Seeker! Take a Short Course at TAFE NSW

Did you know that TAFE NSW offers over 500 short courses? With flexible study options and varied course lengths, you and/or your students can get ahead with in-demand skills in just a few hours, a few days or a few weeks. Enrol now at:

Academy of Music and the Performing Arts Open Day  –  31 August  –  136 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills

You’ll have the chance to speak to staff and students to get a taste of what life is like on campus. Find out what our recent graduates are up to, join one of our campus tours and bring all of your burning questions.

If you’re interested in a career in the Performing Arts, RSVP now to discover why more and more musicians, producers and dancers are making the switch to AMPA. We’ll see you there!

Torrens University Scholarships in Business – Closes 20 January 2020

You could be eligible for a Business Scholarship. Want to know more about our course fees? Download our domestic course fees. Eligible Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Sports Management)
  • Bachelor  of Business (Event Management)
  • Bachelor of Business  (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)

Interested in Becoming a Pilot? Flight Experience Opens its Scholarship Program for the 2nd Year  –  Closes 31 August

Flight Experience and partners are pleased to announce a joint initiative to offer our Aspiring Pilots scholarship program. The program is open to all high school students who would like to know more about a career as a pilot. The scholarship is valued at around $2000. Visit:

Business, Digital Media, Journalism – Macleay College – Sydney Open Day – Saturday 24 August  – Macleay Sydney Campus, Level 2, 28 Foveaux Street, Sydney

We’ll be kicking off at 9:30am for registration, followed by faculty presentations from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  During the day you’ll also have a chance to explore the campus and surrounding neighbourhood, chat to our lecturers, grads and students, have a look at some of our student projects and enjoy lunch on us.

  • 9:30AM – Registration
  • 10:00AM – Business Presentation
  • 10:30AM – Advertising and Digital Media Presentation
  • 11:00AM – Journalism Presentation
  • 12:00PM – Lunch (free)


  • Get specialised advice on how to fast-track your career in a casual, ask anything environment
  • Ask industry experts any questions you may have and learn where our diploma and bachelor degrees in Business, Journalism, Advertising and Digital Media can take you.
  • Work out which area of study suits you
  • Enjoy some other fun activities

The Hotel School Sydney Campus Tour – 60 Phillip St, Sydney

The Hotel School was founded in 1989 as an integral part of InterContinental Sydney with the vision of creating Australia’s best talent in Hospitality. Are you interested in experiencing our Sydney campus?

At The Hotel School, we run campus visits during the week. If you are interested in scheduling a visit please contact:

Olsen Sozubek, Senior Course Advisor, on (02) 8249-3207 or  for Sydney campus tours.

Business, Marketing, Events, Tourism, Design at Martin College Weekly Campus Tours

Business, Marketing, Events, Tourism, Design and Technology qualifications with face to face and online study options.

Kick-Start Your Journey in Games & Film, Beginner’s Courses at Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Be ahead of the game. Study game programming, 3D art and animation under industry experts at AIE while you’re still at school! Endless pathways await you in the game and film industry. Mid-year courses starting 24 July. Enrol now!

Coco Republic Design School Online Courses and provide specific options – 24 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria

Unleash your creative potential doing a short course or on-line specialising in developing your interior design and decorating skills. See the full year of options at:

Teacher Education Scholarships Now Open – Closes 30 August

$5,000 per year of study and $3,000 appointment allowance and a permanent job.

Get a head start with your teaching career. If your future plans include studying teacher education in the subject areas of mathematics, science (with physics), selected technological and applied studies subjects or special education (K-12), or you’re already enrolled in one of these courses, then this scholarship is for you!
With up to 220 Teacher Education Scholarships on offer there’s never been a better time to apply!