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UTS – Apply for the Engineering and IT Work Experience Program

Applications close 31 May 2020

For 23 to 27 November 2020

Year 10s and 11s. Get hands-on experience with this 5-day program designed to give you an insight into what it’s like to choose a career in engineering or IT. You’ll get to take part in a range of workshops (including computer science, cyber security, biomedical engineering, electronics engineering, civil engineering and more) as well as spend time with current UTS students and academics from UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT.

Work Experience week runs from 23-27 November 2020.  Students are expected to attend for all 5 days. Click here for more info.

Year 10 Work Experience at Sydney University

4-8 May

14-18 September

Apply by 9am Monday 30 March

A week-long Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Work Experience for Year 10 students will be offered by the University of Sydney. High school students will team up with researchers to work on interactive projects. Please visit the link below for more information. Questions?: or click here for more info.

Work Experience with NSW Fire and Rescue 

Dates available for Term 1, 2020

– 16-19 March

– 23-26 March

– 30 March – 2 April

– 6-9 April

Dates available for Term 2, 2020

– 11-14 May

– 18-21 May

– 25-28 May (Junior IFARES program, identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander)

– 1-4 June (Junior IFARES program, identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander)

– 22-25 June

– 29 June – 2 July

Click here for Terms 3 and 4 dates. The Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Work Experience Program provides participating students with an overview of the roles of FRNSW and its firefighters. Through this program, school students gain insight into FRNSW and develop employment related skills.

Surveying Work Experience Opportunities for Students

Try Surveying connects students with professional surveyors around NSW, where they will get a hands-on education in the complexities of surveying. Work experience can really lead you places! Just ask Michael Baker, who used his surveying work experience placement to launch into tertiary study – and into a real surveying job teamed with the surveyors he first met as a work experience student. Learn more about Michael’s story.

Youth at the Zoo Applications

This program is open to teens aged 13 – 19 years old. Members will have the opportunity to take part in a range of training programs, volunteer their time with our Guest Services team or at Special Events, take part in campaigns, interact with Zoo guests, attend Social Nights and so much more.  As our YATZ get older they can even put up their hand for additional responsibilities like training for our overnight programs, or becoming a Leader or Mentor for younger YATZ.   Members will develop important skills in communication, both in person and via email as they manage their availability with the YATZ Coordinator via our online Volunteer Management System called Volgistics. Click here for more info.

Sydney – apply here.

Dubbo – Email

GoIT Girls Work Experience STEM Program

16th March – 20th March 2020
18th May – 22nd May 2020
27th July – 31st July 2020
7th September – 11th September 2020

GoIT Girls program is a week-long work experience program aimed at female students in Years 10 and 11. The participants meet senior executives from our company and from our client organisations, who provide insight into the various STEM roles that exist across the business spectrum, with the hope of inspiring a new generation of innovators, problem solvers and technology professionals. The aim is to provide insight into and challenge stereotypes, of the technology industry and challenge gender occupational stereotypes. Click here for more info.


UTS Bachelor of Accounting Scholarship – The closing dates for applications to the 2021 

Round 1 Interviews Closing Date – Friday 29 May 2020

Round 2 Interviews Closing Date – Friday 16 October 2020

Entry to the Bachelor of Accounting is very competitive and is not based on ATAR score alone. Selection criteria are:

– A genuine and informed interest in an accounting-based career

– Personal attributes needed to succeed both as a student and in a business career – communication skills, inter-personal skills, team-working skills, problem-solving skills, enthusiasm and dedication

– Involvement and achievement in a range of activities and interests

– Demonstrated leadership qualities or potential

– Academic ability (desirable ATAR: 95)

Click here for more info.

Apply here.


UNSW – Year 12 Medicine Information Evening

18 March. 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Leighton Hall, Scientia Building, Kensington

If pursuing a career in Medicine is what you’ve always dreamed of, then make sure you don’t miss the Medicine Information Evening. 

This evening provides a general overview of the UNSW Medicine degree as well as detailed information on our application and admissions process for 2021 from current staff and students in the Faculty of Medicine. 

Finally, the evening is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about what it’s like to be a student studying Medicine at UNSW, what the interview process is like, or anything else that may be on your mind. 

This event is extremely popular and will fill to capacity. Please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Applying to the Australian Defence Force Academy

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.

To start the ADF application process, use our degree and job match tool to explore the courses through ADFA, and the careers they can lead to. You can choose from a range of UNSW degrees, each of which leads directly to an officer role in the Navy, Army or Air Force. You will also need to ensure you are eligible.

You may also like to attend ADFA Open Day where you can experience ADFA, meet staff and students, take a tour and view military displays. Click here for more information.


TAFE NSW Scholarships Support Students to Study

Every student deserves the opportunity to explore their talents. TAFE NSW scholarships provides students the chance to reach their full potential regardless of their circumstance. Hundreds of scholarships are on offer. Applications are now open. Click here for more information.

For an Apprenticeship in Home Building Careers HIA Apprenticeships

Learn all about the advantages of a HIA  construction apprenticeship. Submit a General Application online.

We’re always on the lookout for great people wanting to start or continue their apprenticeship in the building industry. Join HIA and let us guide you through your career and the process of becoming a qualified tradesperson. During your apprenticeship, we give you all the support you need including mentoring and training. We’ll help you make a smooth transition from school to the workforce – we will be with you every step of the way!


Australian College of Beauty Therapy

14th March, 10am to 1pm

Whether you dream of delivering luxe spa treatments or being a full girlboss running your own beauty salon, it all starts with a qualification from ACBT: Click here for more information.

Sydney Design School Interior Design Information Session

Wednesday 25th March 2020 6pm

If you’re passionate about becoming an Interior Designer or Interior Decorator then we invite you to join us for a free information session to learn more.

Academy of Interactive Entertainment Online Experience Day

Saturday 28th March

If you have ever wanted to study 3D animation, game design or VFX for film online with AIE then our Online Experience Day is an ideal opportunity to find out more! Register now for this FREE online event.

NIDA Open Day

13th June Kensington

From backstage tours to alumni and course talks, free shows, NIDA Open classes and more, we have a jam-packed schedule of events to showcase everything that makes NIDA one of the top 10 drama schools in the world (2018 Hollywood Reporter ranking)! Click here for more information.

Creative Careers Expo

22nd & 23rd May Campbelltown Arts Centre

Schools and young people are invited to the annual Creative Careers Expo at Campbelltown Arts Centre. Extending over two days in 2020, the free expo showcases the diverse career paths in the creative industries and is packed with presentations, info stalls from tertiary institutions, workshops, artist panels and group ‘speed meets’. More info here. Enquiries: 02 4645 4298.


ADF Gap Year Applications Open or Register Your Interest

A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force is not only a chance to experience what a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force could be like, but also to have a year full of adventure, new friends, new skills, leadership, and travel. An ADF Gap Year is a truly unique opportunity for you to grow and figure out what next step you’ll take in life.

Applications for the 2021 program will open in March 2020. Register your interest to receive updates and don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique experience.

HSC and Careers Expo

Thursday 28 May – Friday 29 May, 9am-3pm

Saturday 30 May – Sunday 31 May, 9am-3pm

Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park.  Click here for more information.

Australian Theatre for Young People – School Holiday Program

Monday 14 April – Friday 17 April . 9.30am to 3.30pm Surry Hills Yrs 10, -, 12

“I know I’m meant to enjoy Shakespeare but I find it hard to understand.” Sound familiar? Don’t worry you’re not alone. Participants will explore the language and meaning of Shakespeare’s work, rehearse Shakespearean text and perform with direction. Most auditions for Drama Schools require a Shakespearean monologue, so this session will give participants invaluable feedback and new methods for performance.

Discover Engineering Days

Day Workshop For Years 7, 8, 9 &10   

Capped at 150 students per event Discover Engineering Days is a program that is run six times a year by Engineers Australia Sydney.  The workshops cover many facets of Engineering from solar cells; humanitarian, chemical, mechanical and structural engineering. Click here for more information.

University of Sydney – First Robotics (The Drop Bears)

One night per week during school term
Years: 8–12. The University of Sydney hosts a high school student robotics team competing in the international First Robotics competition. The team includes students from a variety of Sydney high schools who work together to build a robot to compete in a sports-like competition. By participating, you will learn valuable skills in programming, robotics, building, project management, leadership and communications.

Apply to join The Drop Bears

Career in Games & Film, Info Evening at Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Wednesday 19 March. . 6pm-8pm 33 Mountain St, Ultimo

Considering a career in games, 3D or VFX? Discover AIE’s courses in Game Art & Animation, Programming and Game Design. Learn about entry requirements and career pathways. Rego required. RSVP here.

UTS HSC Help April, July and October

ATAR Notes aims to provide free and low-cost resources to HSC students, with the aim of making high school education more accessible. Taught by high academic university students, these free HSC lectures aim to give students a head start on their final years of high school.

Careers Harvest

Great website on all career fields and pathways on the land, environment and agriculture. Explore career options, scholarships and internships on offer here.