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NEGS Careers News, Term 3 Week 4

7 Aug 2023
Written by Tianna Kelly

What’s On in the Next Few Weeks

SCU | 2023 Open Day
August 6 to August 13, 2023
Discover which courses spark your interest and the location or format that works best for you.
Check out your options online and on-demand.
Take a campus tour, listen to live panel sessions with students, alumni and industry experts or watch online. 
Register for Open Day at Gold Coast, Northern Rivers, Coffs Harbour, online – or come to them all.
Find out more

La Trobe | Open Day 2023
August 6 to August 27, 2023
Discover what it’s like to study and live at La Trobe. You can:

  • chat with our current students and teachers
  • explore your course options
  • experience the campus vibe
  • join a campus tour and check out our facilities
  • learn more about the La Trobe by You study model
  • get info on applications, scholarships, pathways and our Aspire program
  • win La Trobe merch like hoodies and Frank Green water bottles!

Find out more

Apprenticeship/Traineeship & Jobs Expos
August 8 to September 12, 2023
Whether you are a student at school looking for a career path, a parent hoping to give your child the best opportunities in life, seeking a career change, or looking for employment, the 2023 Apprenticeship/Traineeship & Jobs Expos have all the answers you need.
This is a fantastic opportunity you won’t receive anywhere else to meet industry experts from a range of interesting fields and learn about the opportunities that exist. Bring copies of your resume and get in first on the road to a rewarding career!
With an expected over 100 exhibitors at each expo who are seeking employees now, if you are serious about securing employment, then these events are not to be missed.
Entry is free and registration is not required.
Newcastle & Hunter – Tuesday 8 August – 3pm to 8pm
NEX – Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre
Central Coast – Tuesday 15 August – 3pm to 8pm
Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi
Illawarra – Tuesday 22 August – 3pm to 8pm
Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley
South Western Sydney & Macarthur – Tuesday 29 August – 3pm to 8pm
Liverpool Catholic Club, Prestons
Western Sydney – Tuesday 5 September – 3pm to 8pm
Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre Cambridge Park
Sutherland Shire – Tuesday 12 September – 3pm to 8pm
Tradies Gymea
Find out more

UNSW x National Science Week
August 8 to August 17, 2023
The electrifying UNSW x National Science Week program illuminates groundbreaking advancements in science, medicine, tech, and engineering. In 2023, learn how to unlock the secret to a happier life and how taking mushrooms can improve your mental health, before meeting the environmental pioneers protecting our native animals, and journeying to the farthest reaches of the cosmos with a trailblazing astronaut (and UNSW alumna!).
Find out more

SCCE | Exchange Webinar
August 8, 2023 
Preparing for your exchange program is an important part of the process and is vital to continued program success. At these online meetings, an experienced high school exchange advisor will share an overview of high school exchange programs with Southern Cross Cultural Exchange.
You’ll learn more about living with a host family and how studying overseas can help you develop confidence and independence… and gain a lifetime of memories.
Find out more

University of Sydney | Life of an Marine Scientist
August 9, 2023
Are you passionate about protecting our marine environments and in leading the global efforts to mitigate climate change? Join this session with A/Prof William Figueira from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences to find out how you can embark on a career in marine science.
Learn about a day in the life of a marine biologist conducting pivotal research at the University of Sydney’s One Tree Island Research Station.
Find out more

University of Newcastle | Campus Tours
August 11 to December 8, 2023
Join us on one of our beautiful campuses for a personalised walking tour. 
Let our Student Ambassadors show you some of our must-see teaching and learning spaces, their favourite study spots, and of course – where to get the best coffee on campus. Not only will you get a personalised tour, but an opportunity to ask as many questions as you have about what uni life is really like!
Tours are offered across five of our campus locations in Newcastle and the Central Coast.
Find out more

Macquarie | Open Day 2023
August 12, 2023
Many of our degrees are co-designed with industry, which means they’re shaped by the latest industry trends. Our double degrees can be personalised – you choose the combination you consider will best kick-start your career. Practical experiences are built into all of our degrees, so you’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the current and future challenges of your profession. You also have the option to undertake many of our degrees on campus or online – or a combination of both.
Join us at Open Day to find out more and check out our awesome campus.
Open Day is an experience made for (YOU) us.
Find out more

JMC Academy | August Open Day, Sydney
August 12, 2023
Register for our Free Open Day! This is your chance to see our multi-million dollar world-class facilities.
Things to do at Open Day:

  • Tour our world-class facilities and tech
  • Explore your creative future in our hands-on workshops
  • Meet our current students and industry expert lecturers
  • Check out live student performances
  • See creativity come to life with course demonstrations
  • Build your creative network

Find out more

Science of Nature Community Open Day
August 12, 2023
Discover how organic farms work with nature to grow food at Sydney City Farm. Learn about urban ecology with free activities for all ages. Biodiversity experts will introduce you to local wildlife and demonstrate how to support biodiversity in urban environments. Aboriginal educators will share cultural knowledge of native plants we can grow and nurture. 

  • Sample bush foods and learn how to cook with native ingredients
  • Make a native bee habitat to take home. Presented by Pine Street Creative Arts Centre
  • Get creative with botanical art
  • Plant flower seeds to nurture
  • Search the leaf litter touch tank for bugs, burrowing cockroaches and native millipedes
  • Experience nature on the farm with our seasonal scavenger hunt
  • Take a tour and see how we attract beneficial insects to the farm with plantings for pollinators

Hosted by Sydney City Farm. This initiative is supported by Inspiring Australia as part of National Science Week.
Find out more

Whitehouse Institute | Open House 2023
August 12 to August 26, 2023
Come and join us on campus for Open House this August! Immerse yourself in our vibrant campus atmosphere, explore our exceptional learning environment and meet our welcoming design community.

  • Sydney Campus – 12 August 2023, 10am-2pm
  • Melbourne Campus – 19 August 2023, 10am-2pm
  • Brisbane Campus – 26 August 2023, 10am-2pm

What you can expect on the day:

  • Interactive creative workshops: immerse yourself in hands-on design workshops led by our expert teachers
  • Course information sessions: Hear more about our comprehensive curriculum, the subjects you’ll study and the overall Whitehouse experience
  • Campus tours: Take a tour of our state-of-the-art campus, where creativity thrives and innovation is nurtured
  • Design exhibition, view the latest student design work
  • Q&A sessions: Engage with our faculty and current design students to answer all your questions
  • Fashion Runway Show

Find out more

Torrens University | 2023 Open Day
August 12, 2023
Open Day gives you a taste of what we do and how we do it. Meet our academics, talk to current students and tour our campuses. We’re here to help you turn your dream into your career. 
Find out more

Open Day at SAE
August 12, 2023
Join us for SAE Open Day where you’ll have the opportunity to check out the campus facilities, explore study pathways for a career in creative media and get all your questions answered by existing students and industry experts.
Find out more

University of Sydney | Explore Science in the Museum
August 12 to August 20, 2023
Join us to explore the world of colours in art, various types of film & plastics, liquids in museums and plants. Scientists from Sydney Analytical and the School of Physics from the University of Sydney will be showing live demonstrations of scientific equipment and how different techniques can provide valuable information to museums.
Suitable for ages 12 and up.
Find out more

AIE | Open Day
August 13, 2023
Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation, film and visual effects at the AIE Open Day on Sun 13 August 2023. This event will be held at AIE Campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide from 10am to 3pm.
AIE’s Open Day is a great opportunity to meet our teachers, staff and students. The day will cover everything you need to know about the:

  • careers in games and VFX that we train students for;
  • studios and industries that we work with;
  • courses we offer – from beginners to professional mastery, and;
  • the software, skills and knowledge we teach.

AIE’s Open Day will also include presentations on entry requirements and how to apply. Find out how AIE can get you into a creative career.
Find out more

Science in the Scrub 2023
August 13, 2023
Science in the Scrub is returning to Lizard Log for an exciting day jam-packed full of science, fun and discovery for the whole family. 
Unearth your inner scientist with hands-on, family-friendly science experiments and captivating displays. Get up close with native animals, chase giant bubbles, touch the world’s biggest seed, learn bush survival skills or visit the pop-up ocean lab. Say hello to Ginger, the incredible life-sized roaming dinosaur!
Meet real life scientists including geologists, zoologists and marine biologists as you visit over 30 awe-inspiring stalls and activity stations. It’s free to attend with food trucks, picnic areas and live shows – guaranteed science fun for adults and children alike!
Find out more

Dr Karl Fire-Ed Up Q and A
August 14, 2023
Dr Karl is teaming up with the Chief Scientist & Engineer’s ‘Fire-Ed Up’ program for this enlightening webinar, casting a spotlight on the role of Science and Technology in bolstering our defences against bushfires amidst the escalating risks posed by climate change.
Expect to delve deep into the nature of fire, its profound impact on the Australian terrain, and the groundbreaking use of Artificial Intelligence in enhancing bushfire predictions, future fire-related industries, among other intriguing topics.
Get ready for a treasure trove of scientific knowledge, delivered by none other than Australia’s favourite scientist, Dr Karl. He’s prepared and eager to satisfy your scientific curiosities.
Find out more

University of Sydney | Deadly Entertainment
August 14, 2023
In the 1930’s being a film projectionist in a cinema was a hazardous job. In the USA it was estimated that every 18 days a projectionist died – and this was partly attributed to working with cellulose nitrate film. Cellulose nitrate transparent plastic film was used by photographers and movie filmmakers from its release in the 1880s to the 1950s.
The storage of this material is a challenge for cultural institutions because of its instability and hazardous nature, as nitrate is highly flammable and deteriorates over time. Historically, cellulose acetate gradually began to replace cellulose nitrate as it is not flammable. Despite its non-flammable properties, leading to cellulose acetate being called ‘safety’ film, over time it became clear that it also deteriorates in hazardous ways. 
This floor talk will discuss how a team of conservators, chemists and statisticians worked together to develop a protocol that is now used internationally by cultural heritage institutions to identify cellulose nitrate and cellulose acetate film bases.
Find out more

SciFest 2023 
August 14 to August 18, 2023
SciFest 2023 is the biggest virtual excursions festival in Australia promoting science and technology. SciFest links up with National Science week and is on between 14 – 18 August. This year we have 15 events from some of Australia’s best education providers.
The theme for National Science Week in 2023 is Innovation: Powering Future Industries. The theme incorporates the advancement in technology in all industries, especially using artificial intelligence (AI).
Find out more

WEP | Student Exchange Info Session
August 14, 2023
Imagine making friends from all over the world, learning about yourself and the world around you and seeing sights you could only dream of! Find out more about your student exchange opportunities at WEP’s online info session.
Find out more

Basair | Pilot Career Seminar, Sydney
August 14, 2023
Learn about career paths, salaries, entry level jobs, qualifications, pilot courses and everything you need to know about becoming a Commercial Pilot in less than a year at Basair.
Find out more

WSU | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Future Students Information Evenings
August 15 to August 16, 2023
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Future Students Information Evenings at Western Sydney University is an opportunity to hear about what programs are on offer and how Western can help you during your studies. Learn about the different pathways to study, the support services available, scholarships on offer and life on campus.
Find out more

UOW | Early Admission Audition Webinar
August 15, 2023
As a part of your Early Admission application to the Bachelor of Performance and Theatre (Acting) you are required to submit an audition. This webinar will provide you with all the information you need to ace your audition, including:

  • Timeline & key dates
  • Audition performance pieces
  • Audition tips and advice
  • The audition assessment process

Find out more

UNSW | Meganne Christian: An Evening with a Future Astronaut
August 15, 2023
Embark on a captivating journey into the realm of space exploration as we unravel the remarkable story of Meganne Christian, a trailblazer whose unconventional path has led her to the stars. With a degree in Engineering from UNSW Sydney, Meganne’s path took her to the ends of the Earth as a scientist in Antarctica. From there she soared even higher, earning a coveted spot as an astronaut in reserve, with dreams of venturing into the cosmos. 
Discover the fascinating role of a reservist astronaut, as Meganne unveils the rigorous selection process and both the physical and mental training required to be part of this elite group, as well as the importance of space research and its impact our everyday lives. Join us for an evening of inspiration with Meganne Christian in conversation with Audes Vignelle as they unveil the secrets of her extraordinary journey and invites us to imagine a future where the stars are within our reach.
Find out more

UNSW | Earth Conservation x Space Exploration
August 15, 2023
What’s more important: Earth’s conservation or space exploration? 
It’s a tough question, and in this interactive event, you choose whet her you explore the physics of life and energy on Earth or in space, or both!
If exploring the Earth, you can learn about renewable energy and the physics that connects us to the cosmos, or, if space is more your thing, you can learn about cool (literally) space technology and imagine a future where the stars are within your reach. There will also be telescopes and a planetarium for those wanting to immerse themselves deeper into the Universe.
Meet some of our brightest stars (up-and-coming teaching and research academics) as they guide you through this ‘choose your own adventure’ experience!
Find out more

Tradeswomen Australia | Trades Information Session
August 16, 2023
This info session will be held in Marrickville and everyone is welcome. Ask questions about your potential career in trades and whether they would suit you. What trades are available? What can you earn? Connect with TWA staff who can help you.
Find out more

University of Sydney | The Bachelor of Advanced Studies Webinar
August 16, 2023
Learn about the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and find out how this degree can give you the flexibility to pursue multiple areas of interest and graduate with specialisation in two specific fields of study.
Find out more

University of Sydney | Infinity Mathematics Workshop
August 16, 2023
National Science Week after-school workshop for high school students at the University of Sydney.
In this workshop, we will have a deeper look into counting to infinity and try to figure out if all infinities are equal or one thing can be more infinite than another one. We will explore the mathematics of infinity through discussion and solving problems.
This event will be presented by University of Sydney mathematician, Milena Radnovic.
Find out more

Monash | Information Evening – Apply from Interstate – NSW & ACT
August 16, 2023
We know that choosing a university is a big decision, especially if you don’t live in Melbourne.
Monash Information Evenings are the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered on everything you wanted to know about undergraduate study at Monash.
You’ll hear about:

  • our 10 diverse study and discipline areas 
  • undergraduate course types, such as our comprehensive and specialist courses, double degrees and pathway programs
  • international opportunities including study abroad and overseas tours
  • how to apply – everything you need to know about VTAC, key dates and deadlines
  • scholarships and fees
  • Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and the Monash Guarantee
  • accommodation options, both on and off campus.

At the conclusion of the information seminar, you’ll have the opportunity to join a breakout room and chat with staff from your area of interest.
Find out more

Aviation Job Skills Workshop – Blacktown
August 17, 2023
Join us at our workshop to explore the huge variety of Airports and Aviation job career pathways available to the women of Western Sydney.
Each workshop is designed to share career pathways, training options and skill requirements, job application tips for women to apply for aviation jobs. It’s a great insight into the amazing career opportunities that exist at Airports, including careers that do not require any formal qualifications to enter.
Find out more

University of Sydney | Twist and Turn: The Arithmetic of Ropes
August 17, 2023
National Science Week after-school workshop for high school students at the University of Sydney.
In this activity, we take a mathematical spin on tangling and untangling! We will consider a situation where we have two ropes and apply two possible operations: a twist and a turn. In this simple setup, we can create deceivingly complex tangles, but can we untangle them using the same two operations? We will answer this question by exploring the mathematics behind these tangles in a combination of hands-on activities and discussions.
This event will be presented by University of Sydney mathematician, Andy Tran.
Find out more

University of Sydney | Meet Sydney, Coffs Harbour
August 17, 2023
Join us for an information evening to find out all you need to know about the University of Sydney!
Learn about our new Regional and Remote Entry Scheme and MySydney Scheme.
The session will also cover information about courses, admission requirements, entry schemes/pathways, fees, and scholarships, as well as the type of support available on campus.
Uni students and alumni from Regional NSW will share stories, tips on moving away from home and advice about their journey to university and beyond.
You’ll also get the chance to speak with staff and students and have all your questions about the University of Sydney answered.
Find out more


Important Future Events


AFTRS | Open Day 2023
August 19, 2023
Each year, we hold our annual Open Day on campus at AFTRS, focusing on the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production, Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcasting, Master of Arts Screen and Master of Arts Screen: Business programs.
Prospective students get to know our lecturers, students, and alumni, attend live chats and panel discussions, participate in exciting hands-on exercises, take an access-all-areas campus tour, settle into a screening of work produced at the School, and get some tips on applications for the upcoming intake.
Find out more

TAFE NSW | Virtual Open Day 2023
August 24, 2023
Discover all that TAFE NSW has to offer while connecting with experts who can help you make decisions around your future studies. Join us for webinars, browse the exhibition hall and view our on-demand content to learn more about studying with TAFE NSW.
Find out more

UTS | Open Day 2023
August 26, 2023
We’re excited to announce that registrations for UTS Open Day are now open! Join us on-campus to explore your course and career options available at UTS.
With 100+ info sessions, campus tours, 1-1 chats and workshops on offer, Open Day is the place to get your questions answered.
Find out more

AIM | Open Day 2023, Sydney 
August 26, 2023
Join us for Open Day at our Sydney Campus, and experience everything AIM has to offer! 
Explore our campus, get course advice, experience live performances, meet our teachers and students, and take part in activities that will give you a taste of student life here at AIM.
Whether you’re ready to study now, or in five years’ time, Open Day is open to all and a fantastic opportunity to discover how the Australian Institute of Music can help turn your passion for music into a career.
Find out more

Notre Dame | Sydney Open Day 2023
August 26, 2023
Chat to our academics, alumni and current students about your study options and university life. Register now for our 2023 Open Day and explore everything that Notre Dame has to offer!
Find out more

NAS | Open Day 2023
September 2, 2023
The National Art School is Australia’s leading fine art school, with an unrivalled studio-based teaching model that has delivered a rich tradition of artistic practice and generations of world-renowned alumni for the past 100 years. Leading into the 21st Century, NAS provides a progressive and holistic art education, and invites you to join us on Open Day to share our creative community.
Everyone is welcome at Open Day, from those considering art as a career to anyone simply curious about what happens behind the school’s historic sandstone walls.
There will still be plenty of opportunity to see what life is like for students at NAS, with demonstrations in the studios, the chance to drop in on classes, and to enjoy shows in our exhibition spaces.
Find out more

YES (Young Entrepreneur Summit) Primary, Sydney
September 7, 2023
Run by young people, for young people, YES (Young Entrepreneur Summit) is a one-day, interactive summit designed to inspire and empower a generation of brave, creative and entrepreneurial young leaders.
YES is a super high energy, action-packed, one day event that features keynote presentations, panel discussions and interactive group workshops on a whole range of ‘adulting skills’ such as public speaking, financial literacy, ideation and collaboration + team work.
This event is designed for students in Grade 3 to Grade 6. 
Find out more

Sydney Careers & Employment Expo 2023
September 8 to September 9, 2023
Sydney’s New Careers & Employment Event will open on September 8 & 9, 2023, at the Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park. The Expo will showcase over 100 organisations and employers with career opportunities for all ages. Entry is free.
The event is for school students, parents, teachers, graduates, job seekers, people looking for courses and workers seeking new training options.
Find out more



Community-based scholarships: tapping into local opportunities
While the landscape of scholarships is vast, one often overlooked avenue is the world of community-based scholarships. These scholarships, offered by local organisations, businesses, and community foundations, can provide you with invaluable support for your studies. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the realm of community-based scholarships, exploring how you can tap into local opportunities, build meaningful relationships, and leverage your community ties to access these valuable resources.

Local scholarships
Unlike national scholarships, community-based awards are often tailored to the specific needs and aspirations of the local population. Businesses, clubs, foundations, and other organisations in your town or city may offer scholarships that are not widely publicised. By actively seeking out these opportunities, you can uncover options that may not be as competitive as larger, nationally recognised awards.

Networking and building relationships
One of the key strategies to accessing community-based scholarships is networking and building relationships within your local community. Here’s how you can get started:

  • Engage in local activities: Participate in local events, workshops, and volunteering opportunities. This not only helps you contribute to your community, but also puts you in direct contact with potential scholarship providers. 
  • Reach out to local organisations: Research local clubs, non-profits, and businesses that align with your interests or career goals. Connect with them, express your enthusiasm, and inquire about any scholarship opportunities they may offer.
  • Attend community meetings: Attend town hall meetings, community forums, and local gatherings. Engaging in discussions and being an active member of your community can lead to valuable connections and insights into available scholarships.
  • Leverage social media: Follow local businesses, organisations, and influencers on social media platforms. Many scholarships are now advertised through these channels, providing you with up-to-date information.

Showcasing community involvement
Community-based scholarships often prioritise applicants who have demonstrated a strong commitment to their local area. Here’s how you can showcase your community involvement:

  • Highlight volunteering experience: List any volunteer work, community service, or leadership roles you’ve undertaken in your local community. Highlight the impact you’ve made and the skills you’ve developed.
  • Connect your goals to the community: Clearly show how your educational and career goals align with the betterment of your community. Scholarship providers want to see a direct connection between their support and the positive changes you aim to bring to your community.
  • Obtain strong local recommendations: Request recommendation letters from community leaders, mentors, or employers who can speak to your contributions and potential.

Navigating the application process
When applying for community-based scholarships, it’s important to be remember a few key points:

  • Read and follow instructions: Carefully review the scholarship requirements and guidelines. Ensure that your application addresses each criterion.
  • Customise your application: Tailor your application to the specific values and goals of the scholarship provider. Emphasise how you align with their mission.
  • Craft a compelling essay: Write a compelling personal statement that illustrates your connection to the community, your aspirations, and how the scholarship will impact your journey.

Community-based scholarships offer more than just financial support; they provide an opportunity to deepen your roots in your local community and create lasting connections. 
You can search for scholarship opportunities on our database to get started.

Some scholarships you may be interested in:

2024 Teacher Education Scholarship Program
Open: July 24, 2023
Closes: August 25, 2023
Value: Up to $7,500 AUD per year

MySydney Entry and Scholarship Scheme
Open: April 3, 2023
Closes: February 9, 2024
Value: $8,500 AUD per year


Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apply for the ATO School Leaver Program
If you’re a 2022–23 year 12 graduate, the ATO School Leaver Program can kick-start your career. You’ll receive:

  • a competitive salary
  • practical hands-on work experience
  • formal training, including a Certificate III qualification in IT or business.

At the ATO, you’ll do work that matters. Be part of an organisation that:

  • combats crime and fraud
  • administers programs to support the community
  • protects the data of millions of people.

Applications for the 2024 program open from 2 August and will close 30 August 2023.
Find out more and apply here.


Getting Ready for Work

Interested in sports? Consider these careers
If you eat, sleep, and breathe sports, then you might be considering a career in your favourite field. Right off the bat, most people think, “Great – I’m going to be a professional golfer or a football star.” And while those professions are undoubtedly exciting, they can be difficult to attain. Luckily, they aren’t the only options out there. In fact, careers in sport are just as diverse as the games themselves, with options that include administration, sports science, journalism, and more. So let’s explore some exciting sports-related career paths you might like to consider. 
Sports Journalist
If you have a passion for both sports and writing, sports journalism might be right up your alley. 
As a sports journalist, you could cover everything from local competitions to professional sports. Plus, you can choose from many different mediums, including print, television, radio, or digital platforms.
Sports Agent
If you’re a savvy negotiator and enjoy managing relationships, consider becoming a sports agent. An agent’s role is to represent the interests of athletes, assist with contract negotiations, and offer career advice.
Sports Psychologist
If you love understanding the human mind and how it affects performance, a career in sports psychology could be for you. In this field, you’ll work on improving athletes’ mental health and helping them hone their focus, dealing with performance anxiety, and even overseeing their recovery from injury.
Do you have a deep understanding of your sport and enjoy teaching others? Coaching is a fantastic route. As a coach, you could work with athletes of all ages. Your responsibilities would extend far beyond the playing field, to mentoring and guiding athletes toward their goals, both on and off the field.
Fitness & Nutrition Advisor
With an interest in sports, you’re likely familiar with the importance of proper diet and exercise for optimal performance. As a fitness and nutrition advisor, you’d have the opportunity to guide and instruct athletes on how to maintain a balanced diet and perform exercises that would cater to their specific sports.

Sports Physician or Physiotherapist
Do you have an interest in medicine? Combining that with a love for sports could lead down a rewarding path. Sports physicians and physiotherapists work to treat and prevent injuries in athletes and assist them in their recovery process.
Sports Event Planner
Behind every major sports event lies a team of experts ensuring the program runs smoothly. As a sports event planner, you would coordinate the logistics and manage event operations – a great choice for those with strong organisational skills and attention to detail. 
Even if you don’t make your career on the playing field, there are still so many ways to carry your passion for sports into your professional life. Using a blend of your passion for sports, your knowledge, and your skills, the possibilities are just about endless.

10 Jobs You Didn’t Know Were Dangerous
When we think of dangerous jobs, there are a few common careers that probably pop into your mind; think police officers, deep sea fishers, construction workers, or truck drivers. But some jobs that sound harmless actually used to be much more deadly than you might have first thought. Most of these jobs are perfectly safe these days, but they didn’t always start that way.
Take a look and read about some jobs you didn’t know were dangerous.

Film Projectionist
Up until the 1950s, film was made of a substance called cellulose nitrate, which is so flammable it even burns under water! Handling this stuff was no joke – it’s estimated that in the USA, a film projectionist died every 18 days. Thankfully modern film is made of polyester, which is much more durable and safe.

From all the way back in 400 BC up until the 1970s, lead was added to paint to make it dry quicker and last longer. So if you were a painter during these times, you probably came into contact with a lot of lead, which we now know is bad for your health. These days paint is only allowed to contain a maximum of 0.009% lead, so lead poisoning is no longer a problem.

Dye Maker
In the 19th century, making your clothes bright and colourful wasn’t as easy as it is today.
Swedish chemist Karl Scheele created an incredibly vibrant green dye that was all the rage, but he did it using arsenic, a toxic substance that caused everything from rashes to stomach aches and even death. Once the adverse health effects were discovered, it didn’t take long for the dye to fall out of fashion.

These days it’s little more than a novelty, but in the early 1900s things being glow-in-the-dark was considered magic. Watch and clock dials were painted with radium paint to make them glow, and workers used to keep their brushes pointy by putting them between their lips, unknowingly ingesting the radioactive material and causing devastating health effects.

Shoe Fitter
Up until the 1970s, shoe stores often employed a device known as a shoe-fitting fluoroscope to help their customers find perfectly fitting shoes. They were essentially a little x-ray box into which the customer would put their foot, and the salesperson could look and see if their toes were being squished. Both customers and shoe fitters were exposed to deadly radiation, and you probably won’t be surprised to hear you won’t find these machines in your local shoe store any more.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, mercury was commonly used in the production of felt, which was then used to make hats. The people who made the felt and hats were exposed to this deadly chemical, and would become irritable, shaky, and even have hallucinations, eventually leading to the phrase “mad as a hatter”. These days, mercury is no longer used to make felt.

Right up until the 1980s, many building products contained asbestos, including insulation, drywall, and floor and roof tiles. Asbestos was originally used for its insulation and flame-resistance properties, but inhaling asbestos dust also causes major health issues, from breathing difficulties to cancer. It has been illegal to manufacture, import, or use any asbestos products in Australia since 2003.

Fuel Manufacturer
Similar to paint, tetraethyl lead was added to fuel beginning in the 1920s, increasing its efficiency. But it didn’t take long for the side effects to start showing, with workers in fuel production facilities experiencing headaches, hallucinations, and eventually dying. A production plant in New Jersey was even nicknamed “the house of butterflies” after workers insisted they were seeing insects everywhere. Sadly, despite the effects of lead poisoning being well-known, production of leaded fuel has only been stopped worldwide since 2021.

Match Makers
No, we’re not talking about people who set singles up on dates. From around the 1840s to the 1910s, matchsticks were made using white phosphorous, and many of the workers in the matchstick factories developed a serious condition known as “phossy jaw”. White phosphorous has since been replaced with the much safer red phosphorous, which is still used to this day in the striking surfaces used to light matches.

Cosmetic Chemist
Radium wasn’t just used to make things glow – shortly after it was discovered, it was believed that it had potent health and wellbeing effects. This led to radium appearing in a variety of cosmetics, including makeup, lotions, hair treatments, toothpaste, deodorant, and even in a drinkable tonic. These days, you definitely won’t find any radioactive materials in your lipstick, we promise.

Jobs in the Future
You might have noticed a common theme amongst these once dangerous jobs – they often involved unknown or new substances, the negative health effects of which weren’t seen for many years after their use. Today, we have either eliminated these deadly substances from our workplaces altogether, or are much better at limiting our exposure to them. And safety practices are better now than at any other point in history.


Work Experience

Reflecting on work experience
Work experience holds a special place in the educational journey of high school students. It provides a unique opportunity for you to step out of your comfort zone and dive into the real world of work. But beyond the initial placement, the real value of work experience lies in the reflections that follow. In this blog, we’ll delve into some questions you can ask yourself when reflecting on your placement.

Discovering your preferences
Think about the activities during your work experience that made you excited and engaged.  
What tasks did you enjoy the most? Also, consider what you were naturally good at – the things that felt easy for you to handle. These clues can help you understand your interests and strengths.

Understanding the working world
Remember the people you met during your work experience? Did you find someone whose job made you think, “I’d love to do that!”? Reflecting on these encounters can help you shape your career ambitions. It’s like connecting the dots between what you enjoyed doing and the careers that match those interests.

Learning professional expectations
Consider the rules and expectations you encountered in the workplace. What did you learn about how to behave professionally? This could include things like punctuality, communication, and teamwork. Reflecting on these lessons can prepare you for success in any job you pursue. 

Recognising areas for growth 
Were there moments when you felt like you could have used more training or knowledge?
Reflecting on this can help you identify areas where you might need to improve your skills.
Remember, it’s okay to acknowledge these gaps – they’re opportunities for growth. 

Defining your career goals
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