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.
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 quiz. This 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 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.