Gymea Technology High School

Careers Newsletter

Careers Adviser's Update

Hi Year 12 ......

Important Dates

University Presentations & Open Days

Don't know when the university open days are? Find out! Click below to view the full list of NSW Universities and their corresponding open day dates as well as experience days and workshops.

Scholarships, Early Entry & Leadership Programs

Many universities offer scholarships and leadership programs. Click below to discover what you may be eligible for and when to apply.

Education Access Scheme & School Recommendation Scheme

You may be eligible to apply for bonus points if you have experienced educational disadvantage during Year 11 or Year 12. In 2014, SRS also was introduced to offer students an alternative early entry scheme that considers more than just your ATAR. Click below to find out more.
Everyone likes to know what bonus points their may be eligible for. Each university will offer a different scheme and this changes from year to year. See below the bonus point schemes for 2015.

Looking to Study Medicine

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Study Interstate

For students interested in applying for courses in states outside of NSW/ACT, you will need to apply through the corresponding Tertiary Admissions Centre. Please see Miss Murray for further information. The closing date for undergraduate applications is the 30th September 2016 - Australia wide.

Victoria: VTAC
Queensland: QTAC
South Australia and Northern Territory: SATAC
Western Australia: TISC
Tasmania: Direct Application

Excursions and Events

Although your time at Caringbah is quickly coming to a close, there are still a number of different excursions and events that you may be interested in attending. Some of these excursions are specifically for Year 12 and may support your University applications.

Life After Gymea

Find out how to continue building your resume through a range of available volunteering opportunities, gap years and short courses.

Take A Gap Year

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Interested in seeing the world? Upon gaining entrance to your chosen university degree, you have the option to defer your course for six to twelve months and take a gap year.This is an opportunity to gain worldly experience through travel, volunteering and international community projects.


Opportunities span across working in ski resorts, as camp counselors running children’s activities, teaching English as a foreign language and volunteering on environmental and animal conservation projects around the world. It's possible to volunteer overseas during your university holidays too!


Remember, employers are looking for well-rounded individuals. The more experiences you have under your belt, the more unique your professional profile becomes and the more stories you have to share in interviews!