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NEGS Careers News - Term 4 Week 8

NEGS Careers News - Term 4 Week 8

Macquarie | Parent webinar: How to support your child from HSC to university

Monday 21 November 2022, 12:00 am - Saturday 31 December 2022, 12:00 am


Watch our on-demand session to hear from Dr Jessica Belcher from the Centre of Emotional Health as she provides parents her tips and strategies on how to support adolescents in their HSC year as they go into uni.

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Wednesday 30 November 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

JMC Academy, Harris St Campus

Join us at MAKING WAVES, an event experience that will guide you through the scope of careers in the audio industry. Hear and learn from our Alumni panelists who have each carved out their own unique career path!

MAKING WAVES is a must for current and future students, and graduates wanting to explore the multitude of career opportunities in audio. Live music, food, drinks, and experience our new world class studios along the way.

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TAFE NSW | Design Centre Enmore Open Day

Friday 2 December 2022, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

TAFE NSW - Design Centre Enmore

Are you interested in studying with us? Come along to view student works and learn about our range of course offerings in 2023.

The teaching sections open are:

  • Entertainment Design Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • Interior Design
  • 3D Art & Animation

Find out more:


William Angliss | VET Info Series: Food Science, Butchery & Cookery

Wednesday 7 December 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Savour the details of our Food Science, Butchery and Cookery courses. Tune in as program leaders provide an overview of these qualifications and which one might be right for you.

What you’ll learn:

Course content

Entry requirements

Career pathways

Graduate student outcomes

How Angliss can support you

A chance to ask the program leaders questions

Find out more:


Explore Your Options at Macquarie University

Monday 12 December 2022, 10:00 am - Friday 23 December 2022, 4:00 pm

Macquarie University

From 12 – 23 December 2023, prospective students can book a 1:1 consultation with one of our friendly students, attend an info session, or join a campus tour to discover Macquarie’s amazing facilities and stunning grounds, get help with enrolling or finding their own unique pathway into university.

Find out more:


SCU | Explore Your Options Webinar and Q&A

Thursday 15 December 2022, 12:00 pm - Friday 16 December 2022, 12:00 pm


Have your questions about applying, accepting and enrolling answered live by our study experts in a Q&A webinar.

Find out more:


SCU | Options Day

National Marine Science Centre: Thursday 15 December 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Coffs Harbour: Thursday 15 December 2022, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lismore: Friday 16 December 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

National Marine Science Centre, Australia, Bay Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW, Australia

Join us at your preferred campus on Options Day. Here you can chat to current students and study experts and take a campus tour.

Find out more:


The Women’s College | Info Day

Friday 16 December 2022, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

The Women's College (CG4), The University of Sydney

Join us for Info Day on Friday 16 December 2022, 8.30am – 2.00pm. Meet our staff and students and take a tour of College. Hear from the College Principal at 11.00am and enjoy some light refreshments.

Find out more:


UOW College | Online Pathways Information Session

Thursday 19 January 2023, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Use your time wisely and get started on your pathway to UOW. UOW College offers pathway courses that can guarantee entry into a range of bachelor programs, some with direct entry into the second year.

Please join us for our upcoming online info session to find out more about our range of courses, scholarships and how to apply. If you have already applied or received an offer, please come along and find out more about classes, student support and a previous college students experience. Staff will be available on the night to answer your questions.

Find out more:


Torrens University | Virtual Open Day

Tuesday 31 January 2023, 6:00 pm - Saturday 4 February 2023, 12:30 pm


Jump online for our Virtual Open Day to get the information you need to turn today’s dream into tomorrow’s career. Hear from academics who are leaders in their field; guest speakers who are trailblazers in their industries; and Course and Careers Advisors who knows the ins and outs of our courses, internships, scholarships and campuses.

Find out more:

Exploring the Universe with ESO’s Super Telescopes: The 2022 Allison-Levick Lecture

Thursday 1 December 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Macquarie University

The Department of Industry, Science and Resources and Macquarie University are proud to present Exploring the Universe with ESO’s Super Telescopes: The 2022 Allison-Levick Lecture on Thursday, 1 December from 6:00 – 7:00pm.

This special event, introduced by Professor Fred Watson, will commence with a presentation from our special guest, Professor Xavier Barcons, Director General of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Professor Barcons will showcase cutting-edge astronomy using the expansive suite of ESO’s facilities and foretell future discoveries with the next generation of ultra-large, ground-based telescopes.

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NIE | Medical Interviews Preparation Workshop, Online

Saturday 3 December 2022, 10:00 am - Sunday 4 December 2022, 4:00 pm


This unique NIE workshop program aims for students to gain an in-depth understanding and required knowledge of the medical interview processes for specific universities, including Multi-station Mini Interview (MMI), Structured, and Semi-structured panel interviews.

The workshop is structured and based on the models that are taught during our proven one-on-one personalised medical interview sessions. The workshop will allow each and every attendee to learn the required skills and practical understanding for the university from which they received an interview offer from.

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MedEntry | Interview Strategy Day

Thursday 8 December 2022, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Dr Ray’s Interview Strategy Day is a fun and collaborative group strategy session that will help you create a blueprint for interview success. Learn in an interactive, online classroom environment from Australia’s pre-eminent medical entry expert.

Learn key strategies

Understand the mindset of the interviewer

Manage your stress

Know the questions, structures and emphasis of each university

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Teens Audition Technique Workshop Online

Friday 16 December 2022, 9:45 am - 12:45 pm


During this Workshop Peter Rasmussen will demonstrate how to use his easy to understand techniques to create stand-out performances. This workshop is tailored specifically towards young performers – with fun exercises and explanations that will help them create the perfect audition that captures instant attention. Learn exercises in objects and actions that enable the performer to take direction and deliver different versions of the same scene – giving the Director options.

After sign-up a short monologue for the participant to learn will be sent to your nominated email address.

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CCE | Years 10-12 Course: Study Methods

Thursday 19 January 2023, 8:30 am - Friday 20 January 2023, 4:30 pm

The University of Sydney Business School

This two-day study methods course for Years 10 – 12 students focuses on time management, learning and memory, critical thinking and the examination period.

Students develop strategies for independent study and time management for all subjects. We begin with how to confront and overcome distraction and procrastination – the most common difficulty for students in Years 11 and 12. The course then defines the higher order thinking that underpins HSC syllabuses and marking guidelines. Time management is explored – a major need for success in study, with specific reference to time management techniques such as Pomodoro and certain note taking systems, eg Cornell. Recent theories of learning and memory are explained and applied.

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Community Bank Scholarships

Value: Varies

Open/Closing Dates: September 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023

One of the leading privately funded scholarship programs in Australia, this program offers a range of options to assist students studying with Secondary or Tertiary studies.

Find out more


University of Newcastle Glencore Coal Undergraduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering

Value: Up to $30,000 AUD

Open/Closing Dates: September 1, 2022 – February 15, 2023

The aim of this scholarship support is to provide scholars greater financial independence while completing their program and to encourage students to pursue an education in this field.

Find out more


Cec Spence Memorial UNE Country Scholarship

Value: $7,500 AUD per year

Open/Closing Dates: September 1, 2022 – January 2, 2023

The Cec Spence Memorial UNE Country Scholarship recognises the generosity and commitment that Cec Spence demonstrated during this lifetime in supporting students attending UNE.

Find out more


ACU Damo Family Scholarship

Value: Up to $9,000 AUD

Open/Closing Dates: August 1, 2022 – March 1, 2023

Established in 2019 by Mrs Maria Magda Damo, this scholarship is designed to assist students experiencing financial disadvantages.

Find out more


University of Sydney Josiah and Myra Roberts Scholarship

Value: $30,000 AUD

Open/Closing Dates: April 3, 2022 – January 16, 2023

This Scholarship was established in 2020 in honour of Josiah & Myra Roberts to encourage students to pursue the study of both physics and mathematics during their study.

Find out more


NAS First Peoples Scholarship

Value: Full fee remission

Open/Closing Dates: August 1, 2022 – December 20, 2022

Generously supported by a philanthropic donor in partnership with the National Art School, the NAS First Peoples Scholarship covers the full tuition fees for students entering the Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) program.

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Enter the Very Short Film Festival

Entries are now open to the Very Short Film Festival. Get creative in a short 2–5 minute film which includes a reference to our 2023 theme ‘CHIP’ for your chance to win from a range of prizes. Join us on the red carpet to announce the winning films at 5.30pm, Friday 26 May 2023 at Spring Bay Mill, Triabunna, Tasmania.

The festival is a vehicle for social change – a place where diverse voices are front and centre in an environment full of opportunity. Using the power of storytelling through film, the festival provides a chance for creative sides to be discovered and existing skills sharpened. It’s where many of the entrants pick up a camera to shoot something for the first time in years (or ever!).

Entries close Monday 17 April 2023.

Find out more:


Barbara Petchenik Children’s World Map Drawing Competition

The Barbara Petchenik Award was created by the International Cartographic Association in 1993 as a memorial for Barbara Petchenik, a past Vice president of the ICA and cartographer who worked through her life with maps related to children.

This year’s competition is based on the theme “A map of my future world”. Young people under 16 years of age from around the world are invited to enter the competition.

Entries must be submitted by Monday 1 May 2023. Find out more and enter here:


Careers & Jobs

Where to look for Summer Work

Looking for casual or short term jobs over the upcoming summer break? There are loads of opportunities out there.

We’ve put together a list of places where you can have a look at what’s on offer – you might find the ideal job or you might just be inspired to find something similar near you.


Start your summer job search here:

  • Student Super have a blog with 25 companies that are often looking for Christmas casuals
  • The Summer Jobs database also talks about plenty of job openings around the country – check it out and see if there’s anything near you
  • Student Edge is yet another database that links to lots of major employers
  • Seek always have plenty of jobs on offer
  • Indeed are another recruitment site that list dozens of jobs you can browse
  • The Student Job Board might have something for you too – you’ll need to check eligibility as this site might be more targeted towards uni students
  • Adventure Pro feature casual jobs in the outdoors if that sounds like your perfect summer job
  • This blog lists a few ideas of jobs to consider and contains a couple of links to relevant organisations as well
  • Search for local job sites in your area, such your local council’s website
  • There are plenty of farmers crying out for workers all across Australia, so have a look at sites like Harvest Jobs


Be responsible

Some of the jobs listed on the sites we’ve found above may not be suitable if you’re under 18 or don’t hold relevant licenses or qualifications, so remember to read the eligibility criteria carefully before applying.

When you’re looking for jobs online, things aren’t always as they seem. We always recommend doing a bit of background research on the company, call and speak to someone if you’re not sure about something, or get your parent or carer to suss out the position and the organisation to make sure you’re all happy. Do this prior to submitting any online forms or providing any information about yourself.


Reasons to become a Paramedic

Thinking about becoming a Paramedic? If you love making a difference and helping others, this could be the perfect job for you.

NSW Ambulance have written a blog with the top 7 reasons you might like to work as a Paramedic. They might be enough to convince you that this is your ideal career.

Read the full blog here:


YouthXP – Jobs for Young People

YouthXP is a dedicated job platform for young job seekers aged between 15-24.

Whether you are entering the workforce for the first time or just want a change of scenery, YouthXP are here to help you find a job.

The platform is designed with features to ensure you are able to search for roles that fit your lifestyle and skills, making your job search efficient. You can also add your specific availability, recognition of your achievements in school and sports, and much more.

Find out more and start searching here:

Finding the right course for you at endota Wellness College

This guest article was written by Anna Nguyen from endota Wellness College.

Beauty and Wellness are among the fastest-growing industries in the world. Time-poor, stressed-out lifestyles coupled with advancements in mind-body medicine have persuaded us to engage more fully in activities that promote wellness. Now more than ever, people are seeking services from beauty and wellness professionals to help them decompress, relax and reconnect with themselves.

endota Wellness College is a registered training organisation that offers nationally recognised training in Beauty Therapy, Remedial Massage and Salon Management.

Our courses keep pace with fast-moving trends and advancements in both technique and technology. Our study environments feel more like a spa than a classroom and our educators are industry leaders who have a passion for supporting and growing future beauty and wellness professionals.

Have an interest or passion for beauty and wellness but need help figuring out where to begin? Here are some tips to consider as you explore and discover the right course.


Cover all bases

Much like you’d do if you were shopping, it pays to check out our Open Day events or weekly Information Sessions so you can find the course that’s best suited for you. Feel free to book a treatment at our student spa so you can see how our therapists work.


Question time

There’s nothing you can ask us that we haven’t already been asked, so don’t be shy. We welcome questions in any form, so think about what you’d like to know beforehand and we’ll be happy to answer.


Talk to our trainers

Our trainers are on hand to answer burning queries you’d like answered. They know the ins and outs of what it’s like to study at endota Wellness College, so they’ll be able to address any of your questions or concerns – it’s what they are passionate about.


Our commitment to you

It’s in our core values to offer you balance, and we aim to be as flexible and accommodating as possible when it comes to your learning. Let us know what you need and what works for you, and we’ll work hard to make it work.


Take time to reflect

Take away as much as you can from our Open Days, and reflect on what you’ve learnt about endota Wellness College. Do our values line up with your own? We want to ensure you choose the form of study that is perfectly suited to you.

Join us at an upcoming Open Day event in Sydney or Melbourne on Saturday 3rd December to learn more.


Thanks to Anna for writing this guest article for us. If you’d like to find out more about endota Wellness College, you can take a look at their website here.



UpRising is an innovative and disruptive initiative that seeks to remove the barriers between education, business and industry.

50 NSW HSC Design & Technology students will have the chance to connect with industry, business, and community, to get feedback, test their ideas and prototypes and promote their final designs.

Entries are limited to 3 students per school.

Find out more and sign up here:


Naval Shipbuilding College – Online Taster Course

Get a taste for the shipbuilding industry with NSC’s free online Shipbuilding Taster Course. The course is designed to provide an overview of the work happening across Australia and the many career opportunities this work will provide.

Gain an understanding of common shipbuilding terminology and production processes, increase your knowledge of some of the most technologically advanced programs in the world, and see if you might be interested in a career in Naval Shipbuilding.

The course is completely free and takes around 30 minutes to complete.

Find out more:

Spend a Gap Year in the Snow

Have you always dreamed of seeing the snow? Fancy getting to travel, learn new things, and make new friends? You might like to consider taking a Gap Year at a ski resort.

There are lots of providers out there that can help you train up and secure work, so you can earn some money while experiencing life in the snow.

When you’re not working, you’ll also get free time to hit the slopes or just soak up some of the atmosphere at the resort.


What can you do at a ski resort?

Ski and snowboard instructors are the most popular and in-demand roles, so if you’re willing to do a bit of learning and are keen to teach others, this could be an ideal choice.

But don’t worry if you’re not into sports – aside from being a ski instructor, there are heaps of other roles to fill at ski resorts. These include things like lift operators, hospitality work, retail work, and more.


Do you need to know how to ski before you go?

Many providers offer ski instructor training as part of their gap year package – many cater to complete beginners, so you can go even if you’ve never touched snow in your life.

For other roles, it’s ideal if you have some work experience you can show off on your resume – this could help your chances of landing a job.

If you go to a country with a primary language other than English, knowing how to speak that language can also be a huge advantage, but is usually not essential.


Where can you go?

Basically anywhere there’s snow! But some of the most popular choices include:

  • Canada
  • Japan
  • The US
  • New Zealand
  • France


What else is included?

Most programs will include accommodation and meals, so you don’t have to worry about where you’re staying while on your gap year. You’ll most likely be staying on-site at the ski resort. You might also get perks including free access to the slopes, discounts on gear, and more.

Many gap year providers will also assist with things such as securing a job before you arrive, getting a Visa, and more.

Inclusions vary depending on your provider, so make sure you check what’s included (and what’s not) before you book.


Where can you find out more?

If you’d like to know more, check out some of these gap year providers:


How to become a Veterinarian

Veterinarians (also known as Vets) are doctors of animal health. They prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and other health issues in animals. They can work in small clinics, emergency and specialist hospitals, zoos and aquariums, wildlife parks, universities, research facilities, pet food and drug manufacturing companies, conservation and government organisations.

Are you passionate about animals and committed to their welfare? Do you love science, and are you proactive and driven by emotional rewards rather than financial? Then you should definitely consider a career as a Vet.


About you:

  • Have a passion for animals, their health and welfare
  • Excellent communicator
  • Empathetic and emotionally resilient
  • Great organisational and time management skills
  • Good attention to detail and observational skills
  • Technical skills – use of machinery and lab equipment, surgical knowledge, etc.
  • Aptitude for science and an inquiring mind


The job:

  • Examine, diagnose and treat sick and injured animals
  • Carry out general check-ups and administer preventative treatments, e.g. vaccinations
  • Prescribe and administer animal medications
  • Take cell and tissue samples
  • Perform diagnostic tests
  • Perform surgery on animals


Lifestyle Impact: High

  • Part Time opportunities: Low – around 28% of Veterinarians work part-time (source:
  • Average hours for full-time workers: 46 hours a week, which is just above average (source:
  • Veterinarians’ salary (median) $75,000* per year (source: *Salaries can vary depending on your skills and experience.
  • Future career growth: Very strong (source:
  • You will be doing work in a variety of environments, both indoors and outdoors.
  • You may see things that are confronting, so you’ll need to be emotionally resilient.
  • You might need to do work after hours and on weekends and holidays, especially if there is an emergency.


Veterinarians are most in demand in these locations: 

There is a huge demand for Veterinarians in regional and rural areas, particularly those experienced with or interested in farm animals. Most Veterinarians work in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry.


How to become a Veterinarian

You will need to complete a university-level degree and register with the Veterinary Board in your state or territory to practice as a Vet in Australia.

Step 1 – Complete Year 12 with a focus on English and Maths. Biology and Chemistry could also be advantageous.

Step 2 – Complete an undergraduate degree accredited by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) – you can see the full list here.

Step 3 – Alternatively, complete any undergraduate degree, then complete a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Step 4 – Register with the Veterinary Board in your state or territory.

Step 5 – Start working as a fully qualified Veterinarian.





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What options are there for career progression?

You might start out treating popular animals such as cats and dogs, before specialising in a particular kind of animal, such as small animals (birds, guinea pigs, mice, etc.), fish and reptiles, or farm animals (horses, cows, sheep, etc.).

  • Do I need to go to university to become a Veterinarian?

Yes, you will need to complete an accredited degree and register with the relevant Veterinary Board in your state or territory.

  • Where do Veterinarians work?

Vets can work in a variety of areas, including vet clinics, animal hospitals, pounds and shelters, with rescue groups, and out in the community, treating peoples’ pets from home.


What are 3 things I can do right now to help me become a Veterinarian?

If you’re in high school and you’d like to find out if a career as a Veterinarian is right for you, here’s a few things you could do right now:

  1. Take volunteering opportunities in your community that involve animals. This could be cleaning at the local animal shelter, offering to walk your neighbour’s dogs, or fostering animals waiting for adoption.
  2. See if you can find work experience with animals. This will help you see if you might enjoy the work, and can help you start building important contacts for the future.
  3. Talk to a Veterinarian to see what a day in their life is like. If you don’t know anyone, see if you can watch videos or documentaries about a career as a Vet.




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