Post-school Pathways

It’s a busy start to the year in careers.  Each fortnight a list of upcoming events will be published and I encourage you and your daughter to read through the article to see what events may be helpful as they begin to choose their post-school pathway options.  Of particular interest to our seniors will be the online information seminars and workshops. Highlights this fortnight are:

  • UAC Parent information site and newsletter
  • Medicine and Dentistry information
  • Webinar on studying in the USA
  • UTS Bachelor of Accounting scholarship
  • Information sessions and workshops: AIM, ACU, Western Sydney University, UTS, University of Sydney and TAFE Bradfield College
  • Competitions for all year groups

UAC Information for parents

UAC has a newsletter specifically for Year 12 parents to keep them informed about the application and uni entry process. Visit the ‘UAC Parents page”’ here and subscribe to their newsletter here.

Medicine and Dentistry Information evenings

University of Sydney | Careers in Oral Health and Dentistry Webinar 6 March

Explore career opportunities in the world of dentistry and oral health through our accredited courses. This webinar is designed for year 11 and 12 students and provides a unique opportunity to discover their potential for a rewarding career in Oral Health and Dentistry. Register here


UNSW | Year 12 Medicine Information Evening 12 March

UNSW’s Medicine Information Evening, for current year 12 students, will provide insight into the dynamic blend of hands-on clinical experiences and research-focused learning that you will be immersed in as a UNSW Medicine student. You’ll also find out detailed information on the application and admissions process for 2025 entry, including special entry schemes such as Indigenous Entry Schemes. Find out more

Charles Sturt University Online Medicine Information Evening  Wednesday 20 March 

Learn more about a career in rural or regional medicine and discover everything there is to know about CSU’s five-year undergraduate entry degree – the Doctor of Medicine – from the team and current students. Join on Wednesday 20 March 2024, 6.00-7.30pm. Book here

Free UCAT Bootcamp 

Dr Ray, Gastroenterologist at Monash Health offers UCAT mini test, discusses medical interviews, admission process, life as a medical student, and career as a doctor.  Free two hour Bootcamp.  Click here.

Overseas Medical Placements for Years 10-12 Students | Applications Open 

Places are open on the Projects Abroad overseas medical experience programs. Dates start from mid-June and through July, with December and January dates also open. In the first instance please email an expression of interest and any questions to For students in Years 10-12, more information here

Studying overseas

Study in the US Virtual Presentation Hosted by Internationally Educated Wed 6 March

Learn about studying in the US and the US university application process, directly from a former Assistant Director of Admissions. Q&A session will follow. Suggested for students in Years 9-12. Wednesday 6 March, 6pm.  Register here.  

Scholarships, Early Entry, Alternative Pathways

UTS Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) Co-op Scholarship Applications for 2025 Open 

Around 35 full scholarship places are available for the UTS Bachelor of Accounting in 2025. This includes a tax-free scholarship of more than $55,000 each, two internships with different industry partners, and a graduate role after completion of your 3 year degree. For more information, please visit here.


Wiingy Future STEM Leaders ScholarshipOpens January 1 and closes March 31, 2024

The Wiingy Future STEM Leaders Scholarship is a monthly scholarship designed to support students with a passion for STEM. Find out more

Information sessions, webinars and holiday workshops

Australian Federal Police PSO Online Information Session | Wednesday 13 March

Interested in a career as a Protective Service Officer (PSO)? Have questions answered in this online information session.  Register here for this free virtual information session. 

TAFE NSW Bradfield Senior College Open Days – HSC workshops for Creative Industries

For HSC students interested in preparation for the creative industries – filmmaking, a career in design or visual arts, production or performance, Bradfield’s project-based learning in Year 11 can build specialisations and industry connections. Find out more at Open Days; 12 March, 9 April and 7 May. Register here.

What can I study at Western Sydney University webinars

Join the Future Students team for a series of online webinars to hear all about the specific programs you’re interested in, what subjects you will study, career options, early offers and alternative entry. Q&A sessions available as well as live (virtual) tours. Click here for further details. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Information Evening:  Western Sydney University 

Information Evenings are an opportunity to learn about what programs are on offer, the many different pathways to study, support services available, scholarships on offer and life on campus. For upcoming dates and locations (online and face-to-face) please visit here.


ADF | Navy Careers Virtual Information Session – 7 March

Consider a career like no other and work alongside likeminded, expertly trained personnel as a member of the Navy. Speak with serving members about career opportunities at our virtual info session. Find out more

 Start 2024 with a Google Career Scholarship 

2024 is the year to get job-ready skills with Google and Grandshake. Designed and delivered by senior Google experts, the Google Career Certificate scholarship offers job-ready professional training in areas including IT Support, UX Design, Data Analytics, Project Management and Digital Marketing. Students can get started for free. Click here


AIM | School Holiday Workshops and Industry Experience Day

Performance and Songwriting Workshops 8 April 

Created for students in Years 9-12, AIM’s new high school music workshops provide incredible opportunities to explore performance and songwriting, mentored by AIM’s own accomplished musicians and educators.

Register for the Performance workshop

Register for the Songwriting workshop


Industry Experience Days 11 April to 17 April 

Great opportunity for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. Students will learn how to create a portfolio through and participate in practical workshops using 3D animation and game development tools. Find out more


Holiday HSC Performance Masterclass 12 April

Designed exclusively for Year 12 Music 1 and 2 students who are interested in improving and polishing their performance works for their assessments, trial performances and HSC. Find out more


Discover series at ACU North Sydney: please register as places limited (free events)

Health Sciences 16 April 

Take part in hands-on workshops and hear from current students about a rewarding career as a nurse, occupational therapist or speech pathologist. Go behind the scenes of our interactive, fully functional nursing simulation wards. Designed for high school students in Years 10 to 12 interested in health sciences, however anyone, including parents and caregivers, is welcome to attend. Please register your attendance. 


Teaching and Social Work at ACU Strathfield 17 April

Take part in hands-on workshops, tour our facilities and hear from current students about a rewarding career as a teacher or social worker. This event is designed for high school students in Years 10 to 12, however anyone, including parents and caregivers, is most welcome to attend. Please register your attendance. 


Greater Western Sydney Careers Market 2024

May 22 to 23, 2024  Find out more

University of Sydney upcoming events

Year 10 – 12 Information Evening Tuesday 12 March – Tuesday 26 March

Year 10 students joining us will take part in a separate interactive session that aims to help link personal interests and skills with careers and courses with a focus on selecting the right subjects for senior high school. Registration links for each event are here. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students workshops at University of Sydney

The Indigenous Recruitment Team will have a variety of on campus opportunities for Indigenous Students.. For more information on our programs you can visit our website via this link 

Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival | Thursday 21 March

Find out more about ocean life and protecting the environment at the University of Sydney’s exhibit in the Sea Science Student Expo at the Bondi Pavilion. Hear from our marine science researchers about their over and underwater investigations and how they can get involved too. For more information click here

Interested in Engineering?  The Space Robot Revolution may be the project for you

Imagine being part of a team sending robots into space to keep satellites running! That’s what Space engineers at USYD are working on sending robots into space to keep satellites running with a $2.3M project backed by SmartSat. This cutting-edge research into robotic satellite maintenance extends the life of space tech and opens doors to the future for students like yours.  For more information on their engineering program click here

Forthcoming exhibitions at the Chau Chak Wing Museum  For event schedule and dates click here.  



Imagine Cup Junior 2024  Opens: January 10, 2024  Closes: May 8, 2024

Now in its fifth year, Imagine Cup Junior is an exciting opportunity for students aged 5-18 years old to learn about technology and how it can be used to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, while participating in a global student challenge. It’s a great introduction to technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and cybersecurity, and is suitable for all levels, especially beginners. Find out more


International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition  Closes: April 26, 2024

The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition gives you the unique opportunity to show your knowledge and astronomy skills! The IAAC is an online astronomy competition for students from all countries. Win awards and cash prizes or become IAAC ambassador in your country!  Find out more


Science without Borders® International Student Art Contest  Closes: March 4, 2024

The Science Without Borders® Challenge is an international contest that engages students and teachers in ocean conservation through art.  This annual competition inspires students to be creative while promoting public awareness of the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.  Find out more


Ms Leonie Clarke, Post-school Pathways Coordinator
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