Careers 4/8/23: University Open Days, Scholarships, Gap years and more


STEMsational Careers

23 August

Join us for an amazing day at our Sydney training centre as we head into National Skills Week! This year we’re hosting an exhilarating event that combines a range of interactive activities, refreshments and visits from our clients within the industry.


AFL Sports Ready Traineeships

AFL SportsReady recruits people who are generally aged between 16 – 21 including school students, recent school leavers, adults returning to work and matches them with our host employers, supporting them to complete a traineeship that leads to a quality, on the job experience and nationally recognised qualifications.
AFL Traineeships


TAFE Ultimo Campus Open Day

26 August

What to expect:

●        Discover certificates, diplomas, and degrees

●        Explore student support services

●        On-demand tours of our facilities

●        Experience practical demos and interactive workshops

●        Connect with industry-experienced teachers

●        Enjoy live music and giveaways


BlueScope Cadetships 2024

Come and discover the opportunity to work at our Port Kembla Steelworks as a Chemistry or Engineering Cadet! Each year, our manufacturing business in NSW offers amazing opportunities for highly motivated students to join the team in chemistry and electrical, materials, mechanical, and computer engineering. 

With a combination of part-time study and work, you’ll be provided one day per week to attend university classes. Cadetships enable you to rotate through various departments, so that you gain exposure to a range of areas and projects across the business relating to your degree.


University of Wollongong – Cyber Academy

The first-of-its-kind, the Cyber Academy is an inclusive program combining nationally recognised qualifications with paid, on-the-job training. Develop a career in the fast-growing cyber security sector and meet the needs of a changing technological landscape.

You will fast-track your career in cyber security by completing a three-year professional apprenticeship program that offers:

●        Industry experience. Work at Deloitte, an industry partner or a government department.

●        Paid employment while you study.

●        Ongoing coaching and mentoring

●        Access to Deloitte’s graduate program and bootcamps.

●        Upon completion, you will have earned two qualifications: ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) from TAFE NSW and a Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) from UOW.


Western Sydney University Scholarships

Western Sydney University offers $20 million in scholarships every year. This includes a generous range of University and donor-funded opportunities.

Scholarships applications are now open. Please refer to the individual scholarship pages for eligibility criteria that may apply.

Please continue to check these pages or contact our team on 02 9852 5501 and, to find out the opportunities available for you.

  • Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Teaching Scholarship OPEN Value: $7,500 per year for duration of degree. Course/s: Any undergraduate degree or Master of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Eucharistic Community Scholarship for Aboriginal Women Value: $10,000 per year for two years
  • Knox Family Scholarship OPEN Value: $7,500 per year for the duration of the degree
  • Orro Scholarship in Engineering & IT Value: $7,000 per year for up to four years
  • Walker Family Foundation Aspire and Excell Scholarships Value: $7,500 per year for three years
  • Western Sydney University Community Scholarship Value: $6,000 per year for the duration of the degree


University of Sydney Open Day

26 August

Experience Sydney at Open Day

Our program is packed with everything you need to start your journey. Join an info session, explore our campus and get course advice from staff & students. We’ll have activities scheduled throughout the day, so you can join in on what interests you.

Register to build your personal timetable and keep informed of any event updates.


UTS Open Day

26 August

Explore your course and career options at UTS Open Day! With 100+ info sessions, campus tours, the student experience and more on offer, it’s a great opportunity to talk to academics and current students and get your UTS questions answered.


Torrens University Open Day

12 August

Virtual Open Day: 29-31 August

Our Open Day events give you a taste of what we can offer you. Meet our academics, talk to current students and tour our state-of-the-art facilities to find out how we have become Australia’s most innovative university. Our Future Student Advisors will be on hand to answer questions about applying for early entry, scholarships, study pathways and campus life.


Notre Dame Sydney Open Day

26 August

Chat to our academics, alumni and current students about your study options and university life. 

Register now for our 2023 Open Day and explore everything that Notre Dame has to offer!

Private Colleges

Study at the Zoo – Taronga Zoo

We have a deep commitment to education. To contribute to a shared future for wildlife and people, apply to join one of our formal or informal courses today.

  • Certificate courses
  • Bachelor degree
  • Masters degree
  • Short courses and workshops
  • Internships and placements
  • Veterinary professional training


Australian Careers Business College – Business Admin, Accounting, Counselling, Child Care

Australian Careers Business College (ACBC) combines training in the classroom and hands on work experience. We train in nine highly demanded courses specialising in educating and preparing students for rewarding futures. Our Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses earn you credit points towards bachelor degrees at leading universities and our training philosophy of pairing study with work placement, delivers the relevant hands-on skills that employers are looking for. Ph: (02) 9824 0000


Bedford College Open Day

5 August

If you are interested in the Education, Health Care, Community Services or Business sector, but would prefer a shorter vocational course over uni or TAFE, drop into Bedford College for Open Day on August 5, 2023 from 10am-3pm. 

Bedford cater to all kinds of people looking for alternative pathways into work and/or study. Our Open Day will help students and their families be informed of where Bedford can take them, with many surprised to learn they can be trained and qualified in a short amount of time for jobs in high-demand sectors. Plus, they’ll get a feel for what it’s like to study at Bedford College with a campus tour held by our friendly trainers.


The Hotel School – Industry Insights

2 September

Join us for an exclusive behind the scenes look at life working in a luxurious 5-Star Hotel.

Experience InterContinental Sydney through the eyes of a hospitality professional. Find out what it is like to work in this dynamic environment by immersing yourself in the behind-the-scenes operations of a luxury hotel.

You are invited to this unique, fully interactive experience where you will meet professionals of key hotel departments and have an opportunity to understand their roles. This event is perfect for those wanting a better understanding of the complexities and depth of hospitality careers.


Become a Surveyor

Being a surveyor isn’t just a career, its a profession that is critical to the ongoing development of Australia, and Australia needs you right now! That is why we have work experience options that allow you to experience the diversity surveying offers. We will help you lay a foundation for a dream future. Your love for technology, science, geography, maths and working outdoors should take you to places other than an office cubicle. You have the entire world to explore.


QANTAS and Jetstar Recruitment Casual Cabin Crew – Get the Lowdown

Our fantastic cabin crew team are based all around Australia, in either full time or casual roles and are an integral part of our customer’s onboard team. The cabin crew role offers lots of variety, challenges, and rewards.

The aviation industry is very dynamic and ever-changing, therefore we are looking for candidates that are resilient and adaptable that can deliver exceptional service on behalf of our customer airlines. If you have always dreamed of a career as a cabin crew, are passionate about providing fantastic customer service and want to be a part of a professional, motivated and dedicated team, we want to hear from you.


Youth at the Zoo

November Intake – Express Your Interest

The program is open to teens aged 13 – 19 years old. Members will have the opportunity to take part in a range of training programs, volunteer their time with our Guest Services team or at Special Events, take part in campaigns, interact with Zoo guests, attend Social Nights and so much more. 

Members will develop important skills in communication, both in person and via email as they manage their availability with the YATZ Coordinator via our online Volunteer Management System called Volgistics.


AIFS Au Pair Life

You will spend 12 months living in the USA with a carefully selected host family. You will receive a weekly stipend, private bedroom, all meals and a study allowance towards taking classes. The minimum weekly stipend is calculated by the U.S. Department of State after accounting for costs associated with weekly room and board. Host families and au pairs are free to agree to compensation higher than the legally applicable minimum.

You will provide up to 45 hours of childcare per week for your host family. Duties may involve a range of general child-related tasks such as feeding and bathing babies, planning fun activities, homework help or driving to appointments. You’ll only be placed with a host family whose needs match your childcare experience.


Letz Live Gap Years in the UK

Our Paid Gap Year in United Kingdom programme is designed for young people who want to immerse themselves into British culture. The programme is available to those who are graduating high school, university students or recent graduates. On a Gap Year in United Kingdom, you will live and work as a gap year teaching assistant in a prominent UK boarding school. We have hundreds of positions across the United Kingdom and match your skills and attributes to a UK school.


Expression of Interest Open to Join The Drop Bears Robotics Team 2024

Join a team of high school students dedicated to furthering their STEM skills in the First Robotics Competition. With the 2023 season in full swing, we will be looking for people with a passion for engineering, whether mechanical, electronic or software to join us for the 2024 season starting in September this year.

Students who are interested in joining us for the 2024 season can do so in August 2023.

Alongside this, we will be holding an information session on 17th of September for those interested in learning more about the team.


Explore the World of Automotive Careers: Open Day at Autosports Group

15 August

Are you in Years 10, 11, or 12 and intrigued by a career in the automotive industry? Autosports Group invites you to their Careers Open Day, designed specifically for apprentices and sales trainees ready to shift their passion for all things automotive into high gear.

This event aims to introduce potential school-based apprentices and school leavers to the various career paths within the automotive industry. Whether you’re considering an apprenticeship or a sales trainee role, our Open Day will provide you with a comprehensive insight into your potential future.