Careers Update



Dear Students, Parents and Carers.

This update outlines relevant information relating to a variety of resources and opportunities surrounding the HSC and Careers and Transition planning.

We encourage all students, and their families to remain informed via our Facebook group “Kirrawee High School – CAREERS”. If you are not already a member, please request to join so that you can remain updated and informed of all opportunities relevant to your child’s transition plan.

Please take a moment to read through this information.

HSC Timetable and Date Changes:

The 2020 HSC examination timetable was released last week.

Students can access their personalised HSC timetable via their Students Online account (using their NESA number and PIN).

Student HSC Timetables

Key changes to the HSC and ATAR release dates are outlined below:

  • HSC exams are to commence 5 days later than originally scheduled, and will now begin on Tuesday 20 October.
  • HSC results will be released on Thursday 18 December.
  • ATARs will be released at 9am on Friday 19 December.
  • Deadline for changing UAC course preferences for December Round 2 is midnight Saturday 19 December.
  • December Round 2 offers are released at 7.30am on Wednesday 23 December.

At this stage no other dates in 2020 have been changed. We will keep you updated on any future changes.

Click the following to see when Zoom Meetings are being held so you can join in. Zoom meetings

UAC Updates:

The Educational Access Scheme (EAS) have added two new categories of disadvantage, for students whose parents/carer’s employment has been affected by COVID19. Starting in August, students whose parents received the Job Keeper or Job Seeker benefit for a period of at least 3 months are eligible to apply for the EAS through the disadvantage stream. This scheme considers the impact the disadvantage may have had on students, and allocates adjustment factors accordingly.

More information can be accessed via the link below:

Future Applicants / Scholarships & Schemes / Educational access schemes

HSC Major Projects:

Students who have major works to complete as part of their HSC assessments should understand the changes that NESA has announced, including modified marking dates and extension periods for practical subjects. Please access the link below for more information.

University Updates:

A variety of tertiary education providers have scheduled Zoom presentations to update students about their options for 2021. Links to the Zoom meetings are posted on our Facebook page, and a schedule is attached.


Guaranteed offer of study in 2021 (including pathway courses).

More information can be accessed via the link below, and a short video outlining this process is accessible via the second link. study-on-campus        Video – Early Entry

UOW Early Admission:

UOW’s early offer program for Year 12 students supports students to earn their place at UOW before they sit their first HSC exam. Rather than relying on an ATAR, UOW assess Year 11 results as part of the application process. Stay updated via the following link:  UOW Early Admissions

University of Notre Dame:

Students can secure a 2021 university placement before their final exams. Students are considered based on criteria other than academic performance.  Notre Dame Early Entry

WSU – True Rewards Program:

This early entry program provides students with an early offer into a degree based on their HSC subject band results, in relevant HSC subjects. No ATAR required.   WSU – Early Entry

Virtual Resources:

HSC & Beyond – Virtual Careers Expo

Dates:  27 – 31 May 2020 and 24 – 28 June 2020

This opportunity will provide students with access to connect with Universities and HSC experts, along with TAFE, UAC, and NESA representatives. Students can participate in live stream lectures on Early Admissions and scholarship applications, ask live questions via video chat with student advisers, access webinars that cover topics on HSC strategies for success, dealing with stress, maintaining motivations, and study tips. Students can register online now. (If you are having trouble accessing the registration link, try using Chrome instead of Internet Explorer).

HSC and Careers Expo:

Available from 1 June, for four weeks.

This event provides our students will have access to on-demand video seminars, via an online platform. Students will require login and password details that we can pass on at a later stage. There will be no cost to access these resources.    HSC and Carers

UNSW Virtual School Presentation:

Find out more about studying at UNSW by accessing this resource.    UNSW Virtual School Presentation

UACT 2020:

Students who are considering a career in medicine or dentistry, will need to sit a compulsory entry exam known as the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) before they can apply for relevant placements at universities.

A full day interactive UCAT workshop may be of interest to those students interested in these fields of study.

7 June 2020 (Sunday), 10.00am – 6.30pm AEST. More information can be accessed via the  following link:   Simulated UCAT Day Workshop

HSC Subject Support:

UOW are offering free, online HSC subject support series. These online sessions are designed to help students to improve their knowledge and understanding of key subject content and discover what HSC exam markers are looking for. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive tips and strategies directly from education professionals. Students can register online via the link provided.   HSC Subject Support Series

Transition Options:

ADF Gap Year program:

Gap Year is a great option for students interested in experiencing life in the Navy, Army or Air Force.

In just 12-months, students will gain a great salary package, security and stability, unparalleled skills and experience, plus friends for life. All of which will help them decide on a future career – and excel in it.

Roles include engineering, logistics and warehousing, combat and security, and administration.

More information can be accessed via the link below:

Discover Your Path In An ADF Gap Year

Please make contact with one of our Careers Advisers if you would like further information.