Building Post-School Pathways

Should I drop a subject

Should I drop a subject?

Senior high school is tough! You’re busy with school, extra curriculars, and maybe even working part time too. You might also be learning to drive, expected to do more at home, then there’s all the life admin you’ve suddenly got to deal with…and a social life to consider. So it’s understandable that when you’re thinking …

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Don’t Wait to Finish School to get Experience

You don’t need to sit around and wait until you’ve finished school to start getting experience, building skills, and making connections for your future. There are lots of things you can do alongside your schoolwork. Let’s take a look at some of your options. Part-time work  This is something a lot of students already do. …

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Jobs for people who love puzzles

Jobs for People who Love Puzzles

Puzzles can be toys, games, or problems that are designed to test your ingenuity. From jigsaw puzzles and computer games, to crosswords and sudoku, there are lots of different ways you could be entertained by a great puzzle. But there’s more to puzzling than just fun. You can learn useful skills (puzzles are often used …

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Join the Academy for Enterprising Girls

The Academy for Enterprising Girls is a fun online eLearning campus designed to help students learn the innovation, design thinking, and tech skills to think like a Girl Boss and start their own business one day. The Academy includes expert advice from some of Australia’s most inspiring business people, teaches resilience, the art of problem-solving …

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All about Microcredentials

Bite-sized learning   In the future world of work, your transferable skills will be more important than ever. Gone are the days of getting one qualification and being done. Today, jobs are constantly evolving, which means our knowledge and skills need to as well. The popularity of microcredentials has exploded over the last few years. …

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University in the UK

Applying to University in the UK from Australia

If you’d like to study in the UK, there are a few things that you’ll need to know. Step 1 – Find out about Student Visa requirements It’s a great idea to start by looking at the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website. They specialise in providing advice and information to international students. …

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Apply for scholarships

Scholarships – Not Just for High Achievers

Lots of people think that scholarships are only there to benefit a very specific bunch of people (like high achievers). But that’s not the case. Most scholarships are aimed at a certain category of applicants, that’s true. But there’s a huge list of categories to choose from.

University benefits for school leaders

University benefits for school leaders

If you’re a school captain or leader, or have other leadership experience, you might be wondering if this can be a benefit to you when applying to university. The answer is yes. Lots of universities offer bonus points and other perks for school leaders, including scholarships, study support, access to exclusive opportunities, and more. Here …

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Work Experience with Your Local Council

Looking for somewhere to do your work experience? A great place to consider is your local Council. Many local Councils have structured work experience programs for high school students, as well as VET and university students looking for placements. They’re definitely worth considering on your work experience search.   Why should I do work experience …

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University of Melbourne Hansen Scholarship

The Hansen Scholarship is a flagship scholarship program at The University of Melbourne. From 2020, The Hansen Scholarship will be awarded to talented undergraduate students whose financial circumstances present a challenge to accessing a first-class education. Recipients will be awarded accommodation, an allowance, and financial and personal support.

ACU Law – Equity Scholarship

Established in 2012, the ACU Law – Equity Scholarship is intended to assist law students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Griffith Art in Bark Bursary

The Art in Bark Bursary supports an art student coming to study at QCA from a regional or remote area of Queensland.

Murdoch Coolibah Care Scholarship Program

The Scholarships are available for award to students in personal and/or financial hardship, studying the Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma of Gerontological Care at Murdoch University and who reside in the Mandurah area.

Murdoch Peel Community Fund Scholarship

This scholarships aims to support young people of the Peel region reduce the financial pressure and the living and study costs associated with attending university.

CDU AKRON Group NT Scholarship

To financially support a driven and hardworking Territorian enrolled in a Higher Education degree in the areas of Business or Engineering at Charles Darwin University

ECU Dorothea Swift Nursing Scholarship

The Dorothea Swift Nursing scholarships have been generously donated to support Bachelor of Science – Nursing students commencing their first semester of study.

alternative pathways

Alternative Pathways

You’ve spent the last few years studying hard, and have applied to uni. But what happens if offers start rolling out and you miss out? We know it can be disappointing, but it’s important to not give up. There’s always another way to get into the course of your dreams. Maybe you could consider taking …

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UTAS Destination Australia Scholarship (for Domestic Students)

The objective of the Destination Australia Scholarship Program is to attract and support students to study in regional Australia, to grow and develop regional Australian tertiary providers and offer students a quality learning experience. The University of Tasmania is proud to be a provider under the Destination Australia Scholarship Program and welcomes students to study …

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Murdoch James TF Chong Memorial Scholarship

The James T F Chong Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 and is available for award to a student beginning their first year in a Bachelor of Law at Murdoch University.

UC Accommodation Scholarships

Awarded to domestic students from a rural, regional and remote area in Australia to secure on-campus accommodation.

Arrive & Thrive Career Resources

Arrive & Thrive have developed a heap of free guides and online resources to help young people learn how to apply for jobs and find a career they’ll love. The resources include PDF guides and online modules, spanning topics such as resume and interview preparation, career design principles, tools for parents, and more. Access and …

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Murdoch Ragdoll Scholarship

The Ragdoll scholarships have been made possible by generous donors who wish to support students commencing any undergraduate course in the disciplines of Business, Law, Engineering, Health, Science, Teaching, or Technology.

UniSA Rural Reconnect Relocation Scholarship

These scholarships will assist students from rural and isolated areas to fund their relocation costs associated with moving to Adelaide in order to pursue full-time undergraduate study.

CQUniCares Scott Williams Foundation Scholarship

Made possible by the Scott Williams Foundation, the CQUniCares Scott Williams Foundation Scholarships will provide recognition and financial assistance to deserving and financially disadvantaged students enrolled in a business-related undergraduate course.

A Letter to the Class of 2022

This guest article was written by Claire Pech, Careers Advisor at Emanuel School, Sydney and owner of careers consultancy Claire Pech Careers.   So many articles were written for the Class of 2020. They were the first group who had any experience of Covid-19. They endured their first ever school closures. Home-learning, home schooling, pandemics and …

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Aspiring Teacher Grant

If you have decided to become a teacher, our Aspiring Teacher Grants will help you to get started.

CQUniCares GWI Scholarship

The CQUniCares GWI Scholarship will provide recognition and financial assistance to a deserving Bachelor’s degree student in financial need.

UOW John, Belle & Richard Miller, Bridgewater Scholarships for Opportunity

This scholarship acknowledges the long-standing connection of John, Belle and Richard Miller’s family to the Illawarra Region. This scholarship is a representation of the Miller family’s desire to support the studies of students in need, and recognises those who are involved in the community.

Curtin Sir William Tyree Scholarship in Engineering

The Tyree Foundation has established scholarships for engineering students across all Australian States. The scholarships are for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, to provide them support throughout their four-year course of study.

Murdoch Senate Bursary

The Murdoch Senate Bursary has been developed to assist students who are facing financial and/or personal hardship with some of the costs associated with studying at Murdoch University.

UWA Great Southern Science Scholarship

The Great Southern Development Commission donates funds annually to encourage and assist meritorious students from outside the Albany region to commence a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) undergraduate degree course at the UWA Albany Centre.


PreVET is a resource developed by the Department of Education NT for remote indigenous students. It has been designed to show students how the world of work links to the wider community and to themselves, and supports Aboriginal ways of learning. Each module explores a different job within the community in an interactive magazine format, …

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Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) Cyber Gap program is a 12-month online program designed to enhance your skills and employability in the cyber security field. You can be working towards any eligible qualification ranging from a Certificate III to a Master’s Degree, either full time or part time. During this 12-month program you will receive: …

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Charles Sturt Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service Scholarship

With a mission to improve health outcomes for the local Aboriginal community, the Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service offers this scholarship to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students commencing studies in Health and Rehabilitation, Speech Pathology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Podiatric Medicine on the Albury-Wodonga Campus.

University of Adelaide Augustus Short Scholarship

Thanks to the generous support of donors, the Augustus Short Scholarships are available to students of high academic merit who come from rural or remote areas, challenging financial circumstances or another disadvantage.

JCU Cullinane Law Scholarship

This program has been established with a generous donation from Professor Cullinane to support students aspiring to study law at JCU in North Queensland.

CQUniCares Launch Scholarship

The CQUniCares Launch Scholarship assists students from regional areas and/or low SES backgrounds with expenses associated with undergraduate study. Those expenses can include non-deferrable costs such as textbooks, uniforms, computer equipment, internet, equipment or travel costs associated with compulsory residential schools and unpaid work placements.

Swinburne Malcolm Styles Local Government Scholarship

The Malcolm Styles Local Government Scholarship aims to support a regional or rural-based (preferably) engineering student studying in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Professional) with an interest in local government.

Connecting what you have achieved to where you want to go

By Julie Dal Santo from My Career Capital Achievements are often personal. Each of us will have different versions of what success looks like. In the classroom, achievement can often be talked about in terms of getting high marks. Whilst this is important, if we broaden our view to look at all the information that …

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Meet the Women in STEM

STELR have gone around the country and interviewed women doing some amazing careers in STEM – now you can learn all about what they do. There are heaps of women out there doing some pretty cool things, from robotics to metallurgy, entrepreneurship to maths, agriculture to marine science. We’ve picked a few that might inspire …

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UTAS Larry Knight Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been endowed by the Australian Government in memory of Larry Knight, who was killed in the Beaconsfield Mine disaster in April 2006. Funding for the scholarship was provided by the Australian Government Department of Education.

University of Adelaide Dr Richard Oertel Scholarship

The Scholarship will support one commencing undergraduate student undertaking the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Advanced), Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) or Bachelor of Mathematical & Computer Sciences program of study or equivalent at the University of Adelaide.

NCI School Leavers Support

The National Careers Institute has put together their School Leavers Information Kit, packed with information you need on your options after school. Whether you’re thinking of studying, working, or doing something else, they can provide you with support and help you pick the best option for you. There’s also a series of recorded webinars and …

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How to Become a Doctor

University of Newcastle – Miroma Bunbilla Pre-Entry Program to Medicine

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, the Miroma Bunbilla Program is a pre-entry pathway to the Joint Medical Program (JMP). The Miroma Bunbilla program is a five-day intensive assessment, coordinated by the University’s Thurru Indigenous Health Unit. It will be delivered from December 5 to 9 2022, pairing students with mentors to successfully start medical …

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How students can successfully keep track of their achievements

By Julie Dal Santo from My Career Capital The term ‘Career Capital’ refers to the unique and valuable skills, knowledge, connections, and credentials that allow a person to have impact in their job. We all have career capital. What differs is how we each manage our own career capital. Our days are filled with taking …

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Inspiring the Future Australia

Inspiring the Future Australia aims to broaden the horizons and raise the aspirations of all young people, from primary school students to high school students. 95% of young people say they want employers to be more involved in providing advice and guidance about careers, so Inspiring the Future are on a mission to help make …

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Future Options

What are my future options?

After you finish school, there’s a whole wide world of options out there for you. Maybe you want to study. Maybe you want to work. Maybe you want to travel. But how do you know what the right choice is for you? Well, you’ve got lots of options. And if one pathway doesn’t quite fit, …

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The Business Cadetships in Melbourne Program

A reminder to Year 12 students who are interested in a business career that Business Cadetship applications close on 17 August 2022. By this date, both your Application Form and School Assessment are due in. You can read more about the program here. Apply online:

Research into the Value of Virtual Work Experience

Employers, educators, parents, policy makers and other professional bodies have long recognised that work experience has a crucial part to play in helping young people prepare for the world of work. But whilst the benefits of in-person work experience have been extensively researched and documented, very little research exists to substantiate the benefits of virtual …

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Curtin Rural WA Medical School Scholarship

The Curtin Rural WA Medical School Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to support students who are required to relocate from a regional or remote area of Western Australia to undertake the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at Curtin University and are experiencing financial hardship.

Explore Careers Career Quiz

Explore Careers has created a free quiz to help you discover the Australian industries and careers that are right for you. This quiz is unique because the results will tell you about real Australian companies that you could work for. Explore Careers have partnered with hundreds of Australian employers to help high school students learn …

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