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Ulladulla High School aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

Please visit Ulladulla High Careers to locate university, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the HSC, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

Year 12

University Of NSW Residential Program. No cost to experience a few days as a student at UNSW in the holidays. Scan the QR code to apply by Friday May 10th.


UHS University/ UAC Info Sessions

Interested Year 12 students and their parents are invited to attend the upcoming Information Sessions being held Week 2 Term 2. Please register for your preferred session.

Session times are: Week 2, Term 2

Tuesday 7 May 3pm - 4pm or Friday 10 May 11am - 12 noon


Defence Force Recruiting invites you to an interactive live presentation with current serving Navy Maritime Warfare Officers. This is your opportunity to find out more about life in the Navy on the land and out at sea, with a virtual submarine tour. This will also give you a chance to ask questions about the lifestyle and their experience in the Australian Defence Force and the steps they took to joining the Australian Defence Force.


Junior positions in our area

Hayden's Pies

If you are interested in joining this well established local business we would love to meet you. Please email your resume to: haydenspies@outlook.com

Cupitt’s Winery

Full Time -Apprentice Chef

Weekend roles also available: Front of House, Kitchen hand and Kitchen Assistant.

Send email to mel@cupitt.com.au

Ulladulla Ex-Servo's

The Southside Restaurant at the Ulladulla Ex-Servo's are looking for staff to fill a range of roles. Drop your resume in to the club reception.


Summer Skills QR Registration Code

Summer Skills for School Leavers

Dive into the Summer Skills program today! Every summer has its own story, time to write your own! This summer is expected to be an absolute bumper. Many employers will need summer staff to cope with the huge demand of jobs across a variety of industries. This is why the NSW Government is offering fee-free, industry aligned short courses for young people wanting to learn new skills. Who can apply? Are you a school leaver or aged between 16 and 24? Are you looking to kick-start your summer career? Then Summer Skills could be for you

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Law Summer Master Class Opportunity for the Class of 2022

Are you interested in pursuing a career in law? Or would you simply like to experience studying at a university level before graduating from high school?

After 8 years of running our popular Summer Master Class program out of our Wollongong Campus over the January school holidays, in 2022 UOW is looking to pilot a Long-Format of this program, during the school year for students in the Batemans Bay and Bega regions. Running during Terms 1 and 2 of the 2022 school year, you will have an opportunity to complete a 15 week university level Law subject through blended online and face-to face delivery at our local campuses. Our long format master class has also been registered as a board endorsed course for the HSC and on successful completion will earn you credit towards the HSC as well as 6 credit points towards future study at UOW as well as a guaranteed UOW Early Admission interview or offer if you apply to Early Admission in 2022.

See Mrs Ingold for more information.


Year 12 UOW Scholarships

The UOW Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship will challenge recipients to develop leadership potential alongside a network of like-minded students striving to create positive change. 

The scholarship will provide generous financial assistance, leadership training, dedicated academic support, community networking, and global mobility opportunities.  Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Scholars will be selected based on their academic achievement and leadership potential.

Register your interest here : tinyurl.com/j8navxw4


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UNSW Gateway Spring Program Year 11

The Gateway Spring Program will be held online from 6 - 23 September and is an opportunity for Year 11 students on an ATAR pathway to explore university through interactive faculty workshops, prepare for Year 12 study, and hear from current UNSW students about their transition to university. 

Register here: tinyurl.com/jyy6b37c


Year 12

Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Applications
Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) is a simple part of the UAC Application that enables you to receive an Early Offer (November). It is one way institutions make early offers of undergraduate admission
to Year 12 students. They do this by using criteria other than (or in addition to) the ATAR. SRS applications close 20th September.

EAS Application

Educational Access Schemes (EAS) aim to help students, whose education has been negatively affected during Year 11 and/or Year 12 (or equivalent), receive an offer to university. There are many categories of disadvantage that students may be eligible to apply
for. All UHS students are encouraged to apply for NO1D (Natural disasters).  If you and/or your parent/s are in receipt of Centrelink you
may be eligible to apply for Financial hardship by giving your
Centrelink CRN. You may also be able to apply for Equity Scholarships.
EAS documentation is due by November 20th.

Early Bird application closes September 30th ($70), after this date it will be $200 to make a UAC application. See Mrs Ingold if help needed!

Job Opportunities   

Local companies are looking for apprentices to join their team, in Automotive and Painting & Decorating.

White Card 

The next course will be held early next term. Students should collect an information sheet and pay their money to Student Services ($120). Student assistance is available if required.


Work Experience                                                                              

Many students are taking the opportunity to experience the world of work. Ben Garrett spent the week with Oyster life at Batemans Bay. Charlie Guise and Annalise Hare gained an insight into Primary school teaching at Milton Public School.


Defence Force Recruitment team visit UHS

Defence Force Recruiting Visit

It was great to be able to host Mishka and James from DFR. They gave an insight into the wide variety of opportunities in the Australian Defence Force, including The Gap Year Program, Direct Entry and ADFA (University through the Defence Force UNSW ADFA Campus). The 23 students impressed, with their enthusiastic involvement, with thoughtful questions being asked. Unfortunately the Defence Work Experience Program has been cancelled this year due to Covid-19. The Defence Jobs Australia:

https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/ is a great place to find information about Careers in Defence!


UNSW gateways program

UNSW Gateway Program for Year 11

Be part of the UNSW Gateway Spring Program and have the chance to apply for a Gateway early conditional offer to study at UNSW. In this free digital program, you will participate in interactive faculty experiences that showcase the range of degrees and what it’s really like to be a student at UNSW. The program includes academic skills workshops, and we’ll be guiding you through your application for your UNSW Gateway early conditional offer, so you can secure your place at University for 2022.

More info and to apply www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/year-11

Applications close on September 4th


Job opportunities

There are a few employers contacting the school, looking for recommendations for students to fill apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities.

Shoalhaven City Council have advertised through hvtc.com.au for next year's apprentice intake. Applications close soon.

A local painting company are seeking a keen apprentice to join their team.

 If you are interested in being considered for these opportunities, you should have a current resume (template in the Student Area of uhscareers.com.au) and confirm your interest with Mrs Ingold.

Parents Did You Know?

Research indicates that parents are the single greatest influence on their child's education and career decisions. Even more influence than teachers and the Careers Adviser!

On the uhscareers.com.au website there is a tab “FOR PARENTS”, with lots of helpful information and links to help you support your student as they start making decisions along their career journey!

Apprenticeship Opportunities

There seem to be a few opportunities around at the moment.

Shoalhaven City Council have advertised via hvtc.com.au/jobs for 3 apprenticeships based in Ulladulla commencing 2021.

Cert III in Automotive (Heavy Vehicle)

Cert III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Cert III in Horticulture

A local Window manufacturer is also on the lookout for an apprentice to join them (prefer with a licence).

See Mrs Ingold for more details.

Need a resume? A cover letter? Go to the Student Secure Area of the uhscareers.com.au website!


Yr 12 students with advisor from University of Wollongong

Year 12  

We are grateful to Emily from the University of Wollongong, who visited the Study Hub to assist students with their Early Entry applications. She was so impressed with our articulate and diligent Year 12 students and said she looks forward to working with our fantastic students each year!
UOW Early Entry closed last Friday and we look forward to many students having positive outcomes. 

Owen Hodge at work experience

Work Experience is back! 

Work Experience is a valuable opportunity for students (usually Year 10s but not always). The benefits include providing students with an opportunity to relate school to a workplace as well as exposing students to the demands and expectations of the working world. Many job opportunities have eventuated from Work Experience placements. After being on hold, due to Covid-19, we are now able to proceed with Work Experience opportunities. This could be a one week block or perhaps a day/week for a period of time. The Student Placement Record is an important document that must be completed prior to a student attending the workplace. There is a copy available at www.uhscareers.com.au website or students can see Mrs Ingold.


Shantika Chandra at work experience with Strive Physiotherapy

Work Experience  

Congratulations to the students who have organised some real-world experience in the work force. Thanks to the employers and businesses who continue to support our Work Experience program.

Ethan Ryan spent the week with Joe French at Ulladulla Diesel Mechanic, Adam McCann was busy with Brett Warner Automotive, and Shantika Chandra gained an insight at Strive Physiotherapy with Cathy Nolan.


Year 11

The University of Canberra are offering a “Fast Forward” Program for Year 11 students who intend on studying at UC after the HSC. Details can be found at https://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/apply-now/alternative-entry/fast-forward-program  
UOW offer a similar program, the “University Preparation Program” which will be on offer early next year. SBAT Opportunities A School Based Traineeship/Apprenticeship combines paid work, study and school. Many employers understand the benefits of having an SBAT, and as a result there are several employers seeking students to fill positions. These would ideally suit current Year 10 students, as they are for two years. Opportunities include: Hospitality student working with a busy local catering firm, Retail or Business Services student employed with a local furniture retailer and Business Services student  to work in a local office

Where to After School?

The Careers Advisory Service www.careersadvisoryservice.com and the Ulladulla High School Careers website www.uhscareers.com.au have information to help students, teachers and families to explore post school options and careers.



One of the important messages that came from National Careers Week was “It’s never too young to start exploring.”

There are many online resources for students and parents to explore. Covid-19 has seen many of the Careers Expos go Digital with online tours, interactive webinars and chat sessions.

Here are a just a few:

Ulladulla HS Careers website www.uhscareers.com.au Check out the Careers Targets to investigate Job/Career opportunities. Register in the Student Area to create a resume and lots more!

Skillsroad www.skillsroad.com.au

https://myfuture.edu.au  Take the first steps to managing your career. Discover your strengths to help make the right career decisions for you.



ASTAR is made by students for students.
With a wealth of knowledge about school subjects, they can support you at high school and beyond. They offer lots of articles about HSC subjects, study tips, and general wellbeing. High school is a stressful time and we’re here to make it a little bit better.      https://astar.tv/


Girls at SALT worksop

SALT Girls in Trades Workshop

In Term 1 a group of UHS girls had the opportunity to work with the Lady tradies from SALT (Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen). They took over the Construction Shed and worked with a variety of tools to produce a timber box, which they took home at the end of the workshop. Feedback from the participants was positive and they enjoyed the opportunity to gain practical knowledge. The SALT crew commended the students on their positive attitude. Congratulations!


And another SBAT

Congratulations to Year 10 student Bill Joyce-Briggs, who has commenced work with Robert Miller and the team at Narrawilly Dairy as part of his School Based Traineeship.


Great Opportunities for Students

School-based Apprenticeships/Traineeships are a great career option, allowing young people to commence training for a vocational qualification and earn a wage while completing their senior secondary schooling. This week, Clyde Adams Y10 commenced a TAFE Cert III Engineering (Metal Fabrication) and is working with Steven from Howes That Fabrications. Gus Boland will join the team at Alstain Sheetmetal Ulladulla, from next week. Ruby Frank Y11 commenced a Cert III in Retail with employer, Clyde River Berry Farm. Thank you to these employers for supporting these young people on their career journey!


Stduents assisiting community members for the Gen Connect program

GenCONNECT Volunteers

UHS are proud to be part of a community program, GenCONNECT, which is held at the Ulladulla Library. Students assist senior members of the community with their “tech” problems, or sometimes just how to use some of the features of their device.

Students would volunteer on a roster system (a couple of times per term) for P1 and 2 on a Friday. This is a really rewarding program and looks great on a resume and/or University early Entry application.   Students in Years 7-11 are invited to register their interest with Mrs Ingold.


Year 12

Information is already beginning to arrive in relation to Early Entry Programs at some universities.

Charles Sturt Uni believe “there’s more to life than your Year 12 results. So how can we help students show us their advantage?

We knew soft skills were key. But what are soft skills?

They’re skills like emotional intelligence, collaboration and communication skills, resilience and a commitment to creating a world worth living in. We’re looking for those special soft skills – things that might not always be reflected in your academic results – but they’re skills that help you excel in the working world.”

Register at https://study.csu.edu.au/study-options/pathways/charles-sturt-advantage  to learn more about the CSU Advantage Early Entry Program.

The University of Wollongong have released the dates for Early ?Entry applications. They will open on July 20th (first day of Term 3) and close on Friday 14th August (Term 3 Week 4). There will be lots of information sessions available to assist students interested in applying for Early Entry at UOW coming up in Term 2.

Students interested in studying at ANU Canberra. You can apply direct to ANU for 2021 and get an early conditional offer. This will allow you to focus on what's really important - completing your final year.

Direct applications will open March 2020. More information https://www.anu.edu.au/study/apply/domestic-applications-anu-undergraduate/applying-to-anu-application-details/application

Current Job opportunities:

*School Based Traineeship available for an interested Year 10/11 student. This involves paid work one day/week and completing a qualification in Business Services or Banking/Finance.

*A local Jewellery store is looking to employ a school leaver a few days/week increasing, with a possible traineeship available.

*Mollymook Pharmacy are wanting motivated and reliable junior staff to join their team. Shifts may be after school and on weekends. Drop your resume in to the pharmacy.

*See Mrs Ingold for more details.


Congratulations to the Class of 2019

What a great group of young people we had graduate from UHS Class of 2019. Many students have gained employment, some are taking a “Gap year”, hoping to travel and explore, and many are continuing with formal education.

Fifty-eight students received 77 offers to attend University (some students received 3 offers or more)! Courses include Medicine, Physiotherapy, Communication and Media, Environmental Science, Primary Education. University of Sydney, University of Wollongong, Charles Sturt University, Australian National University and University of Canberra were just some of the institutions to extend offers.

We look forward to hearing of continued success, as the Class of 2019 become the changemakers of the future!

Interested in Marine Biology?

There is an outstanding opportunity for students in Year 11 and 12 to apply to attend an all-expenses paid, week long Marine Discovery experience with the University of Tasmania.

Students should follow the Marine Discovery link for more details and to register interest before the 24th February. Good Luck!

Upcoming Events more details on the UHS Careers website

March 16th - SALT Lady Tradies Workshop for Girls

March 18th- Professional Snapshot Day for interested Year 10s 

March 26th- Defence Force Recruiting visit to UHS (p.5)


News for students who have left school

*Want a career in Electrotechnology? NECA are looking for Electrical apprenticeships. Go to https://www.necatraining.com.au/electrical-apprenticeships/expression-of-interest/

*Regional express is seeking applications for 2020 Apprenticeship intake for Cert IV Mechanical (B1) and Avionics (B2) trades. Positions available throughout various locations in Australia (Sydney, Adelaide, Essendon and Wagga Wagga).
Regional Express (Rex) - Australia’s largest independent regional airline - flies to 60 destinations throughout all states in Australia.

Information on how to apply has been emailed to all 2019 Year 11 & Year 12 students

*Great number of SBAT and ASBA opportunities on the Sarino Russo website. Go to www.sarinarusso.com/apprentices/

*South Coast Careers College (Batemans Bay) has put together a Hospitality short course for Year 12 students (they must be signed out from school). Only limited places available. To register call SCCC and quote UOW and get the course for $80 instead of $500.

*SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FOR STUDY IN 2020  Bedford College is offering a needs scholarship for a 1-year diploma course in either Business, Leadership and Management, Early Childhood Education or Community Services. It covers 50% of tuition fees for a student who may be suffering hardship due to family or personal circumstances. For information please go to Scholarship Information/application on webpage or  call 1300 174 174.

General Careers information

Casual Trolley Collection Positions available for after School, weekends & school holidays). There is training involved. For more info phone Alicia 0433 947 008 or send your resume, site/location preference and availability to info.trolleycollections@gmail.com


HVTC Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Call 1800247864 or go to website hvtc.com.au/jobs


Certificate III in Automotive (Light Vehicle) – Ulladulla

Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical (Fitting) – Bomaderry


Certificate II in Civil Construction – Woollamia & Ulladulla

Certificate II in Water Operations - Nowra

Certificate III in Business Admin - Nowra


Year 10 students explore virtual reality

Skillsroad 360° Virtual Reality  

Year 10 students have been exploring the “World of Work” in Careers lessons using the Skillsroad VR headsets. Students watch videos, hear from employees in a variety of jobs and visit workplaces all through Virtual Reality. There are many great resources for students and parents at https://www.skillsroad.com.au/


The Benefits of Part-time jobs for Teens!

Learn money-management skills, such as saving; Get ideas for a future career path and decide what you like (or don’t like) to do.

Build self-confidence and develop a sense of responsibility;

Learn basic work skills such as putting together a resume, interviewing and working with different colleagues

Need a resume?  Go to www.uhscareers.com.au (Student Area)

Year 12 - What Now?

Are you a Year 12 student who is unsure of what to do now you have completed school? There is lots of help available. Mrs Ingold the Careers Adviser is available to assist you, (even after you have left school) with information and options available. Other places for help include:

Mission Australia / Transition to Work (located in the Youth Centre ph. 44541761) The friendly staff can assist with resume writing, help applying for jobs, funding and assistance with training such as White Cards/ barista/ RSA.

Get Summer work with the F3Style Program    

F3style is a Commonwealth Government funded training and employment program for young people aged 16-21, being delivered by the Dunn and Lewis Youth Development Foundation. The F3Style Hospitality stream is a 6-week program that connects young people with education providers, practical work experience and local businesses. The program provides an individualised approach, which aims to help you to reach your training, education and workplace goals.  For more information and a chance to chat please contact Gemma Hart, Program Manager on Ph44541099, or via email. Gemma.hart@dunnlewisfoundation.org.au

Lifelauncher.nsw.gov.au helps young people simplify their career choices. Lifelauncher offers young people the largest range of career and course options in one place. It's a smart and simple way to help young people take the guess work out of what to do when they've finished school.

UHSCareers.com.au also has current job opportunities, scholarships and lots of information for students and parents.




Madi Reid with Egyptian Day Spa

Madi Reid has formalised her School Based Traineeship studying Beauty with Louise and the team at Egyptian Goddess Day Spa at Burrill Lake. She is really excited to be able to follow her passion and commence her training whilst completing her HSC. Congratulations, Madi

Riley White

School Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships

Riley White (Year 10) has recently commenced a SBAT in Automotive with Reedys Repairs and Restorations. Riley will work one day/week as part of his Year 11/12 study pattern and get a head start on a future career in the Automotive Industry. For more information go to https://sbatinnsw.info/


Noah Golle at Taronga Zoo

Work Experience

UHS students continue to impress employers with their positive attitude and skills in the workplace. Noah Golle worked at Shoalhaven City Council with the Automotive/Mechanical team and had a great week. Douglas Effield (photo) has returned from Dubbo Zoo where he assisted the Zookeepers, and we wish Jaz Reuhle and Bailey Matthews all the best as they start some shifts of Work Experience with PEAK Fitness and Learning.

Taronga Zoo Work Experience 2020

Are you currently in Year 9 or 10? Would you like to attend Taronga Zoo next year for Work Experience? You would need to have your own accommodation for the week. If interested, you need to register your name with Mrs Ingold by 1st November. We can only send ONE student from our school, so this is a great opportunity!


Blaise on Work Experience

Work Experience

Lots of young people took the opportunity to gain Real World Connections by completing some Work Experience. Blaise McKenzie Wiesberger returned to Ulladulla Primary School (photo) and worked with Mr J and the Year 6 students. Jordan Taylor from Year 9 tried his hand at Barbering with Jack the Barber and Cindy. Douglas Effield spent a great week at Dubbo Zoo with the animals and Zookeepers, and Sal Gattuso continues to impress at JNC Welding.

Jaimee Soo at Milton Village Vet for work experience

Jaimee Soo had a wonderful week at Milton Village Vet. We thank Carrie and the team for supporting our students and the UHS Work Experience program.


Tahleka Morris at Work Experience

At the end of last term Tahleka Morris attended Milton Primary School where she had a great week with 5W. Sam Fitzpatrick worked with RTB Plumbing and Sal Gattuso has been busy at JNC Welding.  I have received excellent feedback on the work ethic of Nathan Smith and Chris Parisi at the Trade WEX program. Thank you to all our host employers who provide these real world Work Experience opportunities for our students.


Congratulations to Ethan Sigler who was awarded the prestigious ADFA Education Award. He received a Surface Notebook, valued at more than $2000. Ethan has been accepted into UNSW ADFA with a promising future career in the Royal Australian Navy.

Jobs Don’t Have a Gender

In a move to reduce the gender gap in STEM, The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has announced that from 2020, all women students applying to study Engineering, IT or Construction will receive 10 adjustment points added to their ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank).

The decision, which was approved by the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board, was made in an attempt to encourage more women to choose to study what have traditionally been male-dominated fields. According to Engineers Australia, women make up only 13% of the engineering workforce.

Read about Taylah, a female Aircraft Engineer at Boeing in this article  https://careerswithstem.com.au/profiles/qut-aerospace-grad-aircraft-boeing/




Year 10 Careers

Year 10 students have been investigating Enterprise/Employability skills for the future. Financial Literacy, Digital Literacy and Problem Solving are some of the skills that will be required and valued, yet many young people demonstrate low proficiency in these areas.


Work Experience

Year 10/11 students have been busy at various workplaces around town recently. Ally England attended work experience at Raine and Horne Ulladulla, Taya Zerbes has been assisting at Naturally Curious Early Learning Centre, Georgia White returned to Tabourie Preschool where she attended when she was a toddler a few years ago now. Sal Gattuso has been a welcome addition at JNC Welding and Brody Hewitt-Hull really enjoyed his week on the tools with Nigel and Tyson Quealey (TNQ Building). Thank you to these businesses for hosting our students.


Apprenticeships and Traineeships for 2020

HVTC Shoalhaven are currently recruiting on behalf of Shoalhaven City Council and Shoalhaven Water. There are a number of opportunities based in Ulladulla including

Cert III Automotive (Light Vehicle)

Cert II Civil Construction

Cert II in Water Operations

More info from Mrs Ingold or at hvtc.com.au/jobs


Careers News

Mock Interviews

Our Students have been fortunate to have Heather, Emily and Joel visit from Shoalhaven City Council's Human Resources Department.

They guided some of our Year 11 students through a “Mock Interview”, asking them questions that they might be asked when they apply for a job. Our students found it a most valuable experience (even though it was nerve-wracking for some)!

Skills such as shaking hands and introducing yourself, with good eye contact, need to be practiced, as first impressions are very important.


Year 12

ADF Gap Year

Applications are now open for ADF Gap Year roles across the Navy, Army and Air Force. Unlike any ordinary gap year, this gives students the opportunity to:
•Get involved in fulfilling and worthwhile work
•Gain valuable skills and work experience
•Enjoy a good salary package
•Live a varied, active and healthy life ...
•Make friends with like-minded people
•See more of Australia

This gives you the chance to experience life in the ADF – with no commitment beyond one year.


Could $6000 help you with your studies?

Nominations are invited from any young person in Australia who is aged 16-21 inclusive with genuine talent, ability and/or determination in any education or training course, including (but not limited to): academic skills; visual or performing arts; sport; trade skills; and music. Further details and eligibility criteria can be found on webpage  www.youthoffthestreets.com.au/programs/scholarship   
See Mrs Ingold if you need help with the application.


Year 12 Discover the University of Wollongong

In week 2 of Term 1 50 of our students travelled to Wollongong to get a taste of life as a University student.

They participated in workshops in a variety of areas including Education, Physics, Nursing and also completed a campus tour.

With UOW being a popular choice for UHS students, especially their Early Entry programs, it was a great opportunity for students to get an insight into the Wollongong campus.

Work Experience Opportunity at the University of NSW

The School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CVEN) in conjunction with its Industry Advisory Committee will be holding a work experience program to promote engineering career options to high school students. The program will be run during Week 5 of Term 2: from Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May, and will be available to Year 10 students across NSW.

The program will allow students to experience engineering projects firsthand across six areas of the civil and environmental engineering field, namely:

• Coastal and Port Infrastructure

• Structures and Design

• Construction and Project Management

• Water, Wastewater and Environment

• Road, Transport and Geotechnical Engineering

• Surveying and Geospatial Engineering

Daily field trips will be led by UNSW CVEN staff supported by engineering professionals to a range of engineering sites across Sydney, followed by an afternoon debrief and short report writing session at the UNSW Kensington campus. Students selected for the program will be required to meet daily at 8.50am, at Central Station, with each day of the program finishing at approximately 4pm at UNSW. Students must be available to attend the full five day program. See Mrs Ingold to apply.


The Benefits of Part-Time Jobs for Teenagers

Jobs can help teenagers learn important financial skills and develop a strong work ethic. Some teens may choose to work part time after school or on the weekends while others explore full-time summer employment or odd jobs, such as babysitting or mowing lawns.

Harris Scarfe and Subway Ulladulla are looking for reliable young casuals to join their teams. Details can be found on the UHS Careers website at www.uhscareers.com.au


UOW HSC bootcamp

Jade Andrews with Year 11 students

It was great to welcome ex-student Jade Andrews back to UHS in her role as University of Wollongong Outreach worker. Jade and her team worked with our Year 11 students on topics such as "Understanding your Learning Style", "Exam preparation and Time Management", and "Taking Notes Effectively". We hope this was valuable for students as they  prepare for the upcoming exams.

Year 11 UOW Summer Masterclass


Maximise your HSC results and kick-start your Bachelor degree with a UOW three week Summer Master Class university experience.



UHS students Lily Poll, Matilda Langford and Riley Nolan were finalists in the Milton Ulladulla Business Awards (Trainee of the Year). These students are completing School Based traineeships as part of their study pattern, and were nominated by their employers as being outstanding trainees. Riley is at Budawang School (Education Support), Lily at Milton PS (Education Support) and Matilda is the smiling Customer Service face of ANZ, Ulladulla. Winners were announced at a gala dinner held on Friday night. Well done!

Year 10 subjects for Year 11

Some tips for choosing subjects for Year 11 from the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) is available on the website. 

Year 12

What a busy time for Year 12. Many universities have their Open Days happening soon and this is a good opportunity for prospective students to visit, talk to current students and have any questions answered.

UAC (University Admissions Centre) applications have opened. UAC guides are available to assist students with information or visit the website http://www.uac.edu.au/ or download the app.

Students need their NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA - BOSTES) number and should have received a UAC pin by email. 

In relation to Early Entry, some universities participate in the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) and this is part of the UAC application process. Other universities have their own Alternative Entry/ Early Entry programs and students should research about their course of interest.

The University of Wollongong is a popular choice for our students and their Early Entry Scheme is open for applications from 1-25 August. Jade Andrews, a former UHS student now UOW mentor, will conduct an Early Entry workshop for current Year 12 students in the MMC on Wednesday 9 August at 3pm.

Are you interested in joining the Police Force? View Police Force Entry (PDF 153KB) to find the relevant information.

To learn more about career, please follow career quizThis may help you decide what area of work that you may wish to pursue.

My future website - this will assist you with what to do when leaving school and looking for work or study.

Lattitude gap year - this website explains working overseas for a gap year.

CAA news

CAA executive committee positions available from October - If you are considering standing for a CAA Executive Committee position when these roles are filled in October, you are invited to attend some executive meetings to see how it all works. Please contact me if you are interested.

Information sessions for students 

UOW Live Chat – choosing a career - It's careers market season and the University of Wollongong knows students have questions about what careers to look at – including what careers are ‘the next big thing'. UOW are holding an online chat live on YouTube, where they will be able to answer these sort of questions. They'll have expert advice from UOW careers office staff on hand, as well as current UOW students. For more information and to register, students should head to http://www.uow.edu.au/future/index.html.

Courses and course information for students 

Online Journalism Diploma - accredited journalism college Jschool is now offering its vocationally-focused Diploma of Journalism via online study. Students are entitled to VET fee-help support for the course, which may be studied over one year full-time, or two or more years part-time. There is a mid-year entry point, with the next semester starting in July. Further details and application forms are on Jschool's website on www.jschool.com.au or email inquiries@jschool.com.au.

Trade career or non traditional role for girls - The Lady Tradies may be able to help you help them. Lady Tradies is a new group: Promoting, supporting, connecting & encouraging women and girls find a position in a trade or non traditional role. The website is currently under construction, but in the meantime, find them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/LadyTradies or contact them via email at ladytradies@hotmail.com.au.

Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO) can help your students obtain the essential skills and knowledge they need to become a great educator! Contact ACCCO today on 02 9618 6263 or email nsw.info@accco.com.au to request an information pack or visit our website www.accco.com.au.


Teaching scholarships: applications are now open for NSW teacher scholarships, please see www.teach.nsw.edu.au. Connect with teach.NSW via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to find out about a new suite of opportunities for future teachers in NSW public schools. The NSW Department of Education and Communities' Teacher Education Scholarships, teach.Rural Scholarships and Great Teaching, Inspired Learning Cadetships are available to talented HSC students considering teaching as a career.


TAFEnow has prepared an online work placement kit, that will guide students and parents through work placement requirements and forms to be completed. This is a one-stop-shop for all necessary documents and conforms to TAFENSW standards. If you're online and doing work placement for the first time read TAFEnow's The work placement guide for students and workplace supervisors. There's also FAQs, the workplace approval form in writable PDF format and TAFE's Certificate of Currency. Everything you need at last!


Are you looking for career information and engagement tools? MyCareerMatch has released a Pinterest page packed full of career and related subject information. MyCareerMatch matches strengths and employability skills with careers. It's empowering and gives students knowledge of themselves and what they're good at, creating a positive experience. Suggested careers are linked to MyFuture for discovery and exploration. Visit MyCareerMatch to find out more and where you can ask for a free trial. 


SBAT IT Traineeship - this is a website with more than just part-time jobs - they’re a great way to set yourself up for the career you want whilst you are completing your HSC.

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