Careers 18/11/22: Electrical Apprenticeships, Landscaping, Camp America and more

Job Opportunities

We have been contacted by two local businesses who are looking for Year 12 students interested in starting an apprenticeship in 2023.

Electrical Apprentice – 1st Year

Local Electrical Company.

Requirements as follows:

• Must have a whitecard

• Must be able to get to Prestons each day for work

• Can do work experience to see if this is the right job

Shopfitting/Cabinet Making Apprentice – 1st Year

Local kitchen manufacturer. Located in the Prestons area and looking for students to complete work experience with the company with a view to gaining an apprenticeship in the cabinet making trade.

Details on either of the above apprenticeships available from the Careers Department in M1 or contact


Bachelor of Western Civilisation Summer School

18 – 20 January

The Western Civilisation Program Summer School is a three-day academic retreat for high school students going into Years 11 and 12 who have an interest in the liberal arts and humanities.

The Summer School will include:

● Lectures and discussions

● Year 12 exam and study skills workshops

● Games, activities, socialising and more

Come along and get an insight into what it’s like to study ACU’s Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation) and hear from current students about their experience of the program.


iCanMed Free UCAT Webinars


The UCAT is a key criterion for medical/dental interview & course offers, but many top students fail to get a competitive score due to poor planning. This webinar will cover efficient UCAT study advice to help students catch up to candidates who started prep in April, plus a full summer holiday prep plan (+ mini mock test).


Job Trainer

NSW JobTrainer provides fee-free* training courses for young people, job seekers and school leavers to gain skills in Australia’s growing industries. Explore hundreds of qualifications and register your interest today.

Whether you’re a school leaver on gap year, recently unemployed or upskilling to expand your job prospects, a JobTrainer full or part-qualification is a great way to future-proof your skills, explore new interests and trial in-demand industries.


TAFE NSW Your students can get skills fit this summer Summer Skills

This is a fee-free short course program designed for school leavers from 16-24yrs, to support skill development over the summer months. Whether your students plan to attend TAFE NSW, uni, or have a gap year, TAFE NSW has a course that can give your students the skills for a brighter future.


Landscaping – How do I find an apprenticeship position?

There are many different ways to find an apprenticeship position, from contacting landscaping companies directly to listing yourself with apprenticeship organisations.

Through our representation at careers expos, our links to TAFE institutions, our active presence at landscaping and other expos, as well as our prominent website, we are often the first place individuals turn to in finding an apprenticeship position and we receive many calls and emails from employers looking to hire apprentices.

We can connect you with businesses looking to take on an apprentice in your area. You can fill in our ‘Apprenticeship Expression of Interest Form’ below and we will contact you shortly to discuss apprenticeship opportunities.

The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) is also able to assist with recruiting apprentices.

Private Colleges

Learn to dive! – PADI Open Water Diver Course

November dates available

PADI – The way the world learns to dive.

Abyss Scuba Diving offers numerous PADI courses ranging from introductory scuba diving certification classes to specialty classes which can teach you about things like Wreck Diving and Enriched Air Diving. The range of dive courses includes Freediving, Technical diving and Instructor level training.


Can I do harvest work?

Harvest work in Australia involves a variety of jobs like fruit or vegetable picking, packing, pruning and planting. The type of work varies between locations and the time of year. Jobs are available in harvest areas in most Australian states and territories. Jobs are seasonal and can range from just a few weeks to six months or more.


Apply for Camp America 2023

We’ve opened our applications for 2023. All those eager beaver’s looking to get started and start planning their adventure for next year, now is the time to get ready.

To start your application head to

Summer Camps are looking for you! Teach your skills all summer, make a difference and meet great mates on your next adventure. Stop dreaming and start your next adventure.


Are you an Enterprising Girl?

Got a great idea that you don’t know what to do with? Enterprising Girls will give you the tools you need to turn that idea into a reality!

The Academy for Enterprising Girls is a fun and exciting entrepreneurship program, available FREE to all young women in Australia aged 10 – 18, funded under the Australian Government’s Women’s Leadership and Development Program. The Academy is designed to cultivate young women’s skills in design thinking, entrepreneurial and business skills.


Financial support for school leavers

There are a range of student payments available for school leavers going on to further study, including ABSTUDY and Youth Allowance for Students and Apprentices. Find out which financial support packages you may be eligible for using the Payment and Service Finder.


Disability Jobs In NSW

With the advent of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) the disability sector is expected to grow by 90,000 FTE employees. That equates to hundreds of thousands of full-time, part-time and casual jobs.

If you are looking for entry-level vacancies in front line support, you will need to search for jobs with titles like these: 

  • Direct Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Lifestyle Support Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant


Aged & Community Care Jobs In NSW

Aged care is a huge industry and it is expanding rapidly. Australia’s aged care workforce is expected to grow to over 800,000 by 2050, which means there are many, many opportunities for people to become involved.

Community care services support people to live with dignity and independence in their own homes and to avoid social isolation. These services are aimed at the elderly and those who have mental illness, disability or are otherwise disadvantaged.

AGED CARE entry-level job titles:

  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Home Care Worker
  • Lifestyle Assistant
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Undergraduate & Graduate Nurses


Women in Leadership Forum 2022

3 December

Recognising the breadth and depth of impactful women in leadership positions around Australia, we invite you to join our panel discussion where you will gain insights from impressive women across a range of sectors. Our focus will include:

  • Leadership skills
  • Wellbeing dynamics
  • Balancing demands
  • Organisational needs


NIDA Drama School, Grades 7-10

12 December – 16 December

A comprehensive course for committed young people. Develop performance skills including improvisation, voice and singing, movement and dance, devising and acting to camera. The program includes a session on auditions and screen tests.


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