Careers 15/2/22: UCAT test, Volvo Apprenticeship, ANU Astronomy and more


UCAT 2022 Test Dates, Fees and Processes

Candidates taking the UCAT ANZ in 2022 for entry to universities in Australia and New Zealand in 2023 should note these key dates (deadline times are in AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time): 

Concession Scheme opens
Access Arrangements open  
1 February 2022
Concession application deadline10 May 2022
Access Arrangements application deadline17 May 2022
Late booking deadline31 May 2022
Cancellation deadline3 June 2022
Testing begins1 July 2022
Last testing date12 August 2022
Results delivered to universitiesby early September 2022

All details in full are found here:

ANU Astronomy Work Experience

The Mount Stromlo Observatory offers a limited number of work experience places to year 10, 11 and 12 students each year. These placements are typically one week in duration and students work on an astronomical project under the supervision of professional astronomers. Aside from working on their project, work experience students also learn computing skills, attend departmental talks and find out further information about University courses that are available to them and the potential careers paths they may embark on.

University of Sydney – Dubbo Medical Program

2 Mar 2, 2022. 4:30pm

Find out about our Doctor of Medicine delivered entirely at our Dubbo Campus. Learn why a regional and rural medical career could be for you.

Quantum Australia Conference and Careers Fair

Friday 25 February 2022, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Online

At Quantum Australia 2022, you can join many of the world’s leading minds in quantum science and technology. Hear from over 50 speakers and panelists including from Google, IBM, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Xanadu, Silicon Quantum Computing, Q-CTRL, QuintessenceLabs, PsiQuantum, and more.

The program includes thought-provoking talks on the latest in quantum technology and applications, as well as issues and opportunities facing the rapidly expanding quantum economy.  

With demand for quantum expertise growing, Quantum Australia is also hosting an online careers fair exploring the many study and career opportunities on offer. The careers fair is free for students.

The inaugural conference and careers fair, Quantum Australia 2022, is presented by Sydney Quantum Academy, a partnership between four world-leading universities – Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney – proudly supported by the NSW Government.  


The Volvo Apprenticeship Program
The Volvo Apprenticeship Program has been designed to equip you with the relevant skills and knowledge to become fully qualified in your chosen career.
The Volvo apprenticeship lasts for four years (three years block release at the Volvo Technical Center) and consists of a variety of workplace and off-the-job training. Your career will be given full support to help you successfully complete the Program. Few businesses can offer their employees such diversity, challenges, excellent training and career development prospects. Volvo offer a wide choice of attractive career opportunities for all levels of experience, aptitude and personality types – whether you are technically minded, a ‘numbers’ person or more people orientated. Every apprentice is encouraged to demonstrate initiative and contribute his or her own ideas for improving customer service and developing the business. But this approach requires a special type of person. You must have the ambition to contribute and succeed in a fast-paced, results oriented environment and strive to be the best in everything you do.

TAFE New Fee-Free* JobTrainer Certificates and Diplomas
Apply now for Semester 1, 2022

The JobTrainer program provides young people and job seekers with low cost and fee-free* training courses to help you develop new skills, improve job prospects and kickstart your career. JobTrainer’s fee-free training programs are available in various industries and include full qualifications and skillsets.

TAFE NSW fee-free* JobTrainer short courses (Statement of Attainment – SOA), certificates and diplomas are currently open for enrolment, so you can enrol now and upskill faster. Exciting new training courses are being added all the time, so check back regularly.

PwC Higher Apprenticeship Program is still accepting applications

Please encourage any of your former Yr 12 students to apply, this program is designed to be an Alternative Pathway to a career in PR This program is INSTEAD of University, encouraging your students that think ‘outside the box’ that are born problem solvers, those that are tech savvy and are looking to get hands-on experience from day 1. This is a Vocational Education Pathway endorsed by the Australian Federal Government. Take a look Here at our fantastic Higher Apprenticeship Program here in a video designed to highlight the experiences the successful candidates will have whilst employed with us. professional services than that of the traditional university route.


NIDA Student Courses 

Practical, skill-based learning led by industry experts across a range of performing arts disciplines. NIDA courses for grade 7-10 students are designed to support and inspire young people at any stage of their creative development.

Learning framework

Each term we focus on a specific area of performance practice to ensure students have a varied experience and learn a range of essential creative skills.

Students are able to join us at the start of any term during the year.

NIDA Open Drama courses are designed across a four term structure within the following learning framework:

Term one Improvisation and Performance Craft
Term two Voice and Movement
Term three Devising and Contemporary Performance
Term four Script Work and Staging

Video Game and Animation Work Experience at AIE 

The AIE Work Experience Program is a great way for secondary school students in years 10 to 12 to learn about the interactive entertainment and digital industries. The week will open the door to the range of career possibilities in the industry and allow students to get hands-on with the tools of the trade.

The Work Experience Program runs from 9am to 3pm over the course of a week and encompasses a range of activities including 3D animation, programming, QA testing and much more.

To apply for work experience at our Sydney campus please use the form below.


Defence Work Experience Opportunities 2022

Navy Overview Closes 20 February 2022

Army Familiarisation – Derwent Barracks Closes 27 February 2022

Air Force Indigenous Youth Program RAAF Williamtown Closes 6 March 2022

The Defence Work Experience Program is pleased to advise that they have placed advertisements for the Navy Aviation Overview at HMAS Albatross. There are two programs occurring in March, with more planned throughout the year. Applications close soon, so please visit below.

To apply please email if you have any queries.:

Reminder – Taronga Zoo Work Experience Sydney

Applications close 28 February 2022, unless program reaches capacity earlier.

Work experience undertaken at Taronga Zoo Sydney allows students to: 

  • Observe a variety of work being done in the fields of zoo keeping, animal care, zoo horticulture or guest services and education 
  • Undertake supervised work appropriate to the student’s skill level 
  • Ask questions about a zoo workplace 
  • Gain skills related to being at work at the zoo 
  • Investigate training and employment opportunities with Taronga 

International Comic Manga School Contest 2022

Closes Friday 8 April 2022

This is a manga, comic, and illustration contest open to students worldwide. Winners are eligible for cash prizes, digital creation software, pen tablets, and chances to be featured in the media too! The contest is also an opportunity to have your work judged and critiqued by professional creators and boost your skills. There are loads of categories to choose from and many opportunities to win prizes! We are looking forward to your entries!