Careers Update - Gungahlin College

 Careers Update
Date: Monday 23rd March 2015
Dates to Remember:
Connect Presentation datesFriday 27 March:
Smith Family, Volunteering ACT, HIA (Trades), Transport Industries Skills Centre,
AIPT (Personal Trainers + VET in schools programs)
See Schoology to enrol and bring your QR code to scan in to your selected session
UMAT registrations are now open and close 5 June (for Year 12 students) 27 March online applications for Defence Gap year close 7 April AFTRS School holiday filmmaking 13 April Charles Sturt Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physio My Day, Bathurst 23 April ANU Girls in ICT Day (registrations close 16 April) 15 May ANU Girls Get Set program‐ Engineering, technology and science (registrations close 8 May) Details:
WEP Student Exchange Scholarships World Education Program (WEP) Australia is awarding two $3000
scholarships towards semester and year-long student exchange programs to over 25 countries around the world
commencing in 2016 (Jan/Feb or July/Aug departure). To request program information for your school visit: or email [email protected]
ADF Gap year
What jobs are available?
Navy Gap Year,
Army Gap Year (Administration Clerk, Artilleryman, Driver, Rifleman, Unit Quartermaster) and
Air Force Gap Year.
The ADF Gap Year program provides an opportunity for young Australians, who have finished year 12 (or
equivalent) and are aged between 17 and 24*, to experience military training and lifestyle whilst gaining new skills
and pay over their Gap Year.
The life skills and job training that you will acquire during your Gap Year experience will be valuable regardless of
what career you ultimately undertake.
Go to for more information or to start your application.
UNSW: Getting into Medicine
UNSW has put together information for students wanting to know more about the application process for studying
medicine at UNSW.
CIT Virtual Open Day enables prospective students to view course options, learn about career pathways and
hear personal success stories from CIT graduates. CIT’s Virtual Open Day is available for viewing at any time.
Girls in ICT Day
Thursday 23 April, 8.30am – 3.30pm
Your students are invited to join us these school holidays for International Girls in ICT
Designed for girls in years 9 -12, this program will give students the chance to speak to
current students, hear from women in the industry, and get involved in workshops and
At the event, students will hear more about the opportunities for females in the ICT
sector, exciting careers, and cutting edge technology that can help shape our future.
»read more and register
Friday 15 May, 8.30am – 4.00pm
Designed for girls in years 11 -12 the GET Set Program at
ANU is a day full of fun activities that explore the cutting-edge
fields of engineering, technology and science.
Students will get involved in a jam-packed day featuring
hands-on activities and innovative presentations. Participants
will have the opportunity to chat to current students and learn
more about why we need more women in STEM and hear
more about what engineering is really all about.
»read more and register
Please note: The programs for both events are different to
last year's, meaning students who participated in 2014 are
welcome to attend again.
CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY will be holding the MyDays in the next few months:
Monday 13 April 2015 Clinical Science, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy event on in Bathurst.
Friday 20 March 2015 Arts, Psychology and Social Work event in Wagga Wagga.
Monday 13 April 2015 Communication and Creative Industries event in Bathurst.
AFTRS April School Holiday Filmmaking Tue 7th April – Sat 18th April, Australian Film Television and Radio School, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Surry Hills The AFTRS Open School Holiday program, at the Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney, offers short courses for kids and teens from 9 – 17 years in Filmmaking, Digital Animation, TV Presenting, Game design, Screen Acting, Screen Music and more.‐courses/short‐courses‐list?&f.Category:%7CI=School%20Holidays UMAT
In 2015, students will need a UMAT score to apply for 2016 undergraduate admission to any of the following
The University of Adelaide
Medicine, Dental Surgery
Bond University
Charles Darwin University
Clinical Sciences
Flinders University
Clinical Sciences/Medicine, Vision Sciences
La Trobe University
Health Sciences (Dentistry), Oral Health Science
Monash University
The University of Newcastle / University of New England
Joint Medical Program
The University of New South Wales
Medicine, Optometry
The University of Queensland
Medicine (provisional entry), Dental Science
University of Tasmania
The University of Western Australia
Medicine (assured entry), Dental Medicine (assured entry)
University of Western Sydney
University of Auckland
University of Otago
Medicine, Medical Laboratory Science, Dental Surgery
Changes to the Secondary Schools Tax File Number Program in 2015
The Secondary Schools Tax File Number (TFN) Program will not continue beyond 31 December 2014.
This means that School TFN forms will no longer be processed beyond this date.
How students can apply for a TFN from 1 January 2015
The Australian Taxation Office in partnership with Australia Post is making it easier for individuals to apply
for a TFN.
Students can now apply for a TFN online and have their identity verified through an interview at a
participating Australia Post office.
Applying online is the fastest and most convenient way for students to get a TFN. More information on
applying online can be found at by searching for 'QC27248'
if you require any further information you can phone 1300 130 282 between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday
to Friday.
See Di, Kirsten or Elspeth in the Careers Resource Node for more information