Careers guidance is an important focus of the Northern Beaches Secondary College (NBSC). While great opportunities are available to our students through the very broad choice of subjects in their senior years, we believe that the benefit is only fully realized if students are carefully guided in making their choices.
There is a full time position for Careers Education on each of the five campuses of NBSC. Each campus has a comprehensive Careers Education Program that includes lessons (usually for year 10), interviews, school to work preparation, work experience, computer guided career exploration and a range of activities designed to equip students with knowledge, skills and understanding to make important decisions about their future.
Work Experience is available at each Campus. Contact the Careers Adviser. There is official DET documentation that must be completed before work experience is approved. Written authorization must be obtained from the school before work experience is undertaken.
Private Providersof Tertiary education
Meet the Northern Beaches Secondary College Careers Team
Campus Careers Advisers
Balgowlah Boys Cromer Manly Selective Sue Davis Fiona Bird Suzie Copp
Freshwater Mackellar Girls Melissa Penrose (Wed/Thurs/Fri) Lucas Scott
and Mary Ann Rogers (Mon/Tues)
Open Days for NSW and ACT Universities
Australian Catholic University- Canberra Campus
Australian Maritime CollegeLaunceston Campus There is an online registration form. Tours also by appointment 1300 361 928
Or call and arrange Campus Tours 1800 620 032
Charles Sturt University- Open every day - phone 1800 334 733
Southern Cross University- Open every day - phone 1800 111 890
Information Evenings held in Sydney at various venues.See website and check Events .
Notre DameSydney Campus Open Day
Universities Admissions Centre
The Year 12 UAC Guide will be available to Year 12 students through the Careers Office at the beginning of August. The UAC Guide contains information on universities in NSW and the ACT. It provides details on all university courses that will be offered next year including the ATARs.
In addition, the UAC Guide has information on university application procedure, deferment of studies, STAT tests and Study Costs.
Year 10 students are issued the College'sSenior Studies Guideprior to their subject selection for Year 11.The UAC's Year 10 Booklet is also available from the Careers Office. These Booklets contain information on specific university courses and their requirements and should be consulted when a student is considering his/her subject choices for Years 11 and 12.
NSW University Admissions Centre www.uac.edu.au
Interstate University Admission links can be found in the UAC guide.
Education Access Scheme (EAS) Application forms are available from: www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/admission/eas
Other Useful Sites
TAFE NSW www.tafensw.edu.au
HSC/TAFE Credit Transfer www.det.nsw.edu.au/hsctafe
Universities Australia www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au
Northern Sydney Institutewww.nsi.tafensw.edu.au
My Future www.myfuture.edu.au
APM Training Institute www.apm.edu.au
Australian Academy of Dramatic Art www.aim.edu.au/aada/aada.html
Australian Business Academy www.aba.edu.au
Australian Film Television and Radio School www.aftrs.edu.au
Australian International Hotel School www.aihs.edu.au
Basair Australia www.basair.com.au
Bedford Business College www.bedford.edu.au
Billy Blue School of Graphic Arts www.billyblue.com.au
The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School www.hotelschool.com.au
College of Natural Therapies www.acnt.edu.au
Commercial Arts Training College www.catc.qld.edu.au
CPA Australia www.cpaaustralia.com.au
The Hotel School www.hotelschool.scu.edu.au
International College of Management Sydney www.icms.edu.au
JMC Academy www.jmc.net.au
Kenvale College www.kenvale.edu.au
Macleay College www.macleay.edu.au
Martin College www.martincollege.com
National Training Information Service www.ntis.gov.au
Nature Care Collegewww.naturecare.com.au
Raffles College of Design and Commerce www.raffles.edu.au
St. Patrick's Business College www.stpatsbuscol.com.au
The Whitehouse Institute of Design www.whitehouse-design.edu.au
William Blue International Hotel Management School www.billyblue.com.au
Williams Business College www.williams.edu.au
Universities offer undergraduate scholarships. For further details refer to their websites. Follow the links available in the University Open Days list above. There is usually a link to scholarships via the Undergraduate Information or search for undergraduate scholarships.
Various industries and government departments offer scholarships. Refer to their websites.
Bonus ATAR Points
Most Universities offer ATAR Bonus Points for performances in Bands 5 and 6 in subjects that are relevant in specific courses at that University. Search on the University website or ask your Careers Adviser.
Elite Athletes and Performers Bonus Points
Some Universities also offer Bonus ATAR Points for performances at State and National level. This scheme is not only for athletes but includes muscians, chess players, school captains, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Awards etc.
The British Council - Australia www.britishcouncil.org
Citizenship and Immigration Canada www.cic.gc.ca
Study in Canada www.studyincanada.com
Education USA usembassy-australia.state.gov
Auckland University of Technology www.aut.ac.nz
University of Canterbury www.canterbury.ac.nz
Lincoln University www.lincoln.ac.nz
Massey University www.massey.ac.nz
University of Otago www.otago.ac.nz
Victoria University of Wellingtonwww.vuw.ac.nz
The University of Waikato www.waikato.ac.nz
Studylink New Zealand www.studylink.govt.nz
New Zealand Immigration Service www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant
Queenstown Resort College www.queenstownresortcollege.com
Looking for a job
School to Work www.schooltowork.com.au
My Future www.myfuture.edu.au
Careers Advice Australia www.careeradviceaustralia.gov.au
Australian Council of Trade Unionswww.actu.asn.au
Group Training Organisationswww.nswgrouptraining.com.au
Australian Workplace www.workplace.gov.au
Northern Beaches Business Education Network Inc www.nbben.com.au
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations www.deewr.gov.au
VET in Schools www.det.nsw.edu.au/vetinschools
Industrial Relations www.industrialrelations.nsw.gov.au/Young_workers.html
Year 12 what next?
Year12 What nextwww.year12whatnext.gov.au
Going to Uni www.goingtouni.gov.au
Australian Workplace workplace.gov.au
Careers OnLine www.careersonline.com.au
Career Central www.careercentra.jobs
My Future www.myfuture.edu.au
Graduate Careers www.graduatecareers.com.au
Tax Flie Number
When you begin part-time employment, you will be required to have a Tax File Number. You will also need this when you apply for a Commonwealth-supported place.
Students can apply for a tax file number by collecting a "Tax File Number - Application or Enquiry For Secondary School Students" form from the Careers Office.
For taxation enquiries, visit the Australian Taxation Office website:
Australian Taxation Office www.ato.gov.au