Careers 19/5/23


On Call Firefighters Express Your Interest

On-call firefighters respond to local emergency incidents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from their home or other workplaces. They are notified by pager or mobile phone and can balance other work, study and family commitments while also protecting and supporting their local community.

Our on-call firefighters are trained to:

  • prevent and reduce the risk of fire and potential loss to life and property
  • work closely with the local community to increase fire safety awareness and promote fire prevention
  • undertake all manner of rescue
  • deal with hazardous material incidents
  • assist other agencies with emergency medical responses and severe weather-related events.


Community Fire Units

A Community Fire Unit (CFU) is a team of local residents living in urban areas close to bushland who are supported by Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) to enhance their safety and resilience to bushfires. As a volunteer CFU member you will learn how to prepare yourself, your family and your home ahead of the bushfire season. You will learn how to make informed decisions about whether to leave early or stay and defend your property when bushfires threaten.


Unit Volunteer with NSW SES

Every NSW SES volunteer is part of a team of over 10,000 highly-trained professionals across the state who share a commitment to helping their communities. NSW SES volunteers come from all walks of life and bring a wide range of skills, experiences and backgrounds to the roles they perform. 

There are lots of roles that you can do depending on what you like and what you want to learn. Whether providing on-the-ground support, assisting in operational support roles or raising community awareness through education programs, there are many ways to be part of NSW SES.

NSW SES has a spectrum of membership options and includes members who attend training every week, to those who maintain their skills and attend only when required. It includes members with specific skills, and members who have a more diverse skillset. The spectrum is broad to encourage a diverse volunteer workforce with the skills and experience required to meet community needs.


Work Experience with Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences

Applications for Winter Holidays close 21 May

Applications for Sprint Holidays open 1 August

Our Secondary Student Placement Program provides a snapshot into the world of museums and cultural institutions. It gives high-school students a taste of an industry that they might one day be part of.

This program can be used as part of a secondary student’s work experience requirement in Year 10, 11 and 12.

The program gives insight into the operational aspects of a cultural institution, including museum practices, entertainment, education programs and visitor services. Here you will support the delivery of public programs at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and the Museums Discovery Centre, working alongside staff and volunteers.


Applications Now Open for National Youth Science Forum Year 12 Program

Applications Close 31 July

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Year 12 Program is designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields.


University of Sydney Conservatorium Creative Arts Special Admission Scheme

Did you know you can apply to get an early offer from the Con before you get your ATAR? If you’ve got the talent and the dedication, we want you.

The Creative Arts Special Admissions Scheme offers talented Year 12 students a chance to receive an early offer to study music based on their audition and academic performance in year 11 and 12 so far, prior to getting an ATAR.

You must be a domestic student, currently undertaking a recognised Year 12 qualification to apply. All offers will require you to complete your high school qualification. The scheme does not apply to non-recent school leavers.


UTS Women in engineering IT and construction

If you’re female and have applied for selected engineering, information technology or construction project management courses, you’re eligible to receive 10 adjustment points through both UAC and the Early Entry Program.

These adjustment points are automatically applied (no additional application required) and contribute to your selection rank.

Degrees range from Computing degrees, Games Development, IT, Engineering and Construction


UTS Up to 5 Adjustment Point for Work Experience

You may be eligible for up to five adjustment points if your work experience relates to the course you are applying for. Complete the employment question in your UAC application so your work experience can be considered for specific courses in: 

  • Engineering and IT
  • Business 
  • Science


The Law Admission Test (LAT) Now Open

Registration now open. Closes 11 August, with late registrations until 6 September

The Law Admission Test (LAT) is a professionally designed and scored selection test developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to assess the types of aptitudes and skills that are critical to success in tertiary Law programs. These aptitudes and skills include the ability to think critically, to analyse information, and to organise and express ideas in a clear and fluent way.

The LAT is a computer-based test developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in conjunction with UNSW Law & Justice and is currently used for selection into undergraduate level programs in Law at UNSW Sydney.