As the Year 12 class of 2018 focus on future career pathways, planning for the future is extremely important. I often advise students to always have a few career pathway ideas and be willing to have an open mind. To investigate various employment fields and explore all options available to them. Students are encouraged to reflect on the skills school has taught them; such as teamwork, collaboration and developing good quality working relationships with people.  


Recent Careers Activities:


Year 12 Exit Interviews – My Future Plans

Year 12 students continue having their My Future Plans exit interviews. Students are encouraged to always have a Plan A, Plan B and Plan C and to focus on their employability and transferable skills as they venture into the workforce and into tertiary education.

Year 11 Academy Access Award for Western Sydney University.

Students in Year 11 have been encouraged recently to consider applying for the Western Sydney University High Academic Achiever Academy Access Award. Year 11 students can write a statement outlining why they should be considered for this Award. Applications need to be emailed to Mrs Rimmer. Applications close on 9th November.

Global Leadership Entry Program- Macquarie University                                                                                       

Congratulations to the following year 12 students: Jacob Cohen, Ravi Liyanaarachchi and Leonard Abdo who have successfully been offered an early entry place at Macquarie University under the Global Leadership Entry program. This program looks for students who have made an active and significant contribution to society through social justice and leadership, students who show initiative and commitment to their community.


Dates for your Diary:


Universities Admission Centre (UAC)

Year 12 Students are reminded to make sure they apply for university through the UAC website. Students have five preferences. The early bird charge of $70 ends at midnight on Friday 28 September so remember to apply by then. After this date the fee reverts to the standard processing charge of $200. Spare UAC guides are available for students in the careers office.


University Course Offer Rounds for Year 12s

The most important offer rounds for Year 12 students are December Round 2 (Thursday 20 December 2018) and January Round 1 (Friday 11 January 2019).

Not all courses will be offered in December Round 2, and applicants should check UAC’s website for details of excluded courses before they finalise their course preferences.


TAFE Applications for 2019 are currently open for current Year 12 students.

Check TAFE website for further information on courses and important dates; or come and see me at the careers office for further assistance.



Diana Rimmer

Careers Advisor