Career News

your go-to guide for career news and information.

Advisers update

Hi Year 12 (and Year 12 Parents),

Welcome to the Senior Careers News Page! This will be your go-to resource for career information during your final year of school and will provide you with the most up-to-date information on everything you need to know regarding future work and study. We will cover university applications, early entrance, scholarships, cadetships, open days, school presentations and seminars and university special entry schemes. I will also provide some information regarding different industries and career exploration opportunities.


Mrs Poppett



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Programs to look into...

Important Dates

UMAT Registrations open for 2017

Breakfast Club - TBA

University Open days & Information Sessions

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.

Educational Access Scheme & School Recommendation Scheme (Updated Term 3)

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.

Bonus Points

Looking to study Medicine?

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Studying 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 + Education Access Scheme

Queensland: QTAC + Educational Access Scheme

South Australia and Northern Territory: SATAC + Individual Bonus Application (EAS)

Western Australia: TISC + Educational Access Schemes

Tasmania: Direct Application

Studying Overseas

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If you are interested in studying overseas.. Research is KEY! Please find below some helpful links to get the ball rolling.

General Information

Best place to start... Click HERE

Education-USA offer information consultations - book your session online now.

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 caringbah

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!

....... or you could work as a Nanny in the USA Cultural Care Au Pair

Short Courses

At the end of Year 12, we will be running a series of short courses to help boost your resumes. The following courses and qualifications can help you find work whilst completing your tertiary studies. Please see Miss Murray if you would like to register to attend. We will be running them after the HSC in late November /early December. You will be able to register in Term 3.

  • Barista training (CBD location - Dymocks Building)
  • RSA & RCG (In-School)
  • White Card (In-School)
  • First Aid (In-School)

Looking for work?

Alumni Success Stories

  • UBS Cadetship - Alex Sharp
  • UNSW Co-op Scholarship - Rachel Hopping (Marketing)
  • Medicine - USYD & UNSW - Aolei Yu and George Petrides

We are very proud of the achievements of all 2015 Year 12 students!