Careers Support

Careers Support

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

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.

University Open Days

Universities Admissions Centre

Useful Sites

Private Providersof Tertiary education


Bonus ATAR Points

Overseas Study

Looking for a Job or Career?

Year 12 What next

Money Matters

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

Strathfield Campus

Australian Maritime CollegeLaunceston Campus There is an online registration form. Tours also by appointment 1300 361 928

Australian National University

Or call and arrange Campus Tours 1800 620 032

Charles Sturt University- Open every day - phone 1800 334 733

Macquarie University-

Southern Cross University- Open every day - phone 1800 111 890

University of Canberra

University of New England-

University of New South Wales-

University of Newcastle

University of Sydney

University of Technology Sydney-Broadway Campus -

University of Western Sydney- Open Day

University of Wollongong-Campus Tours in the school holidays phone 1300 367 869;

Information Evenings held in Sydney at various venues.See website and check Events .

Bond UniversityOpen Day Sunday

Notre DameSydney Campus Open Day

Personalised Tours available.

Griffith UniversityOpen Day

ADFAOpen 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

Interstate University Admission links can be found in the UAC guide.

Education Access Scheme (EAS) Application forms are available from:


Other Useful Sites


HSC/TAFE Credit Transfer

Universities Australia

Northern Sydney

My Future

North Sydney Region

Private Providers

APM Training Institute

Australian Academy of Dramatic Art

Australian Business Academy

Australian Film Television and Radio School

Australian International Hotel School

Basair Australia

Bedford Business College

Billy Blue School of Graphic Arts

The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

College of Natural Therapies

Commercial Arts Training College

CPA Australia

The Hotel School

International College of Management Sydney

JMC Academy

Kenvale College

Macleay College

Martin College

National Training Information Service

Nature Care


Raffles College of Design and Commerce

St. Patrick's Business College

The Whitehouse Institute of Design

William Blue International Hotel Management School

Williams Business College



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.

Overseas Study

The British Council - Australia

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Study in Canada

Education USA


The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland University of Technology

University of Canterbury

Lincoln University

Massey University

University of Otago

Victoria University of

The University of Waikato

Studylink New Zealand

New Zealand Immigration Service

Queenstown Resort College


Looking for a job

School to Work


Job Juice

My Future

Careers Advice Australia

Australian Council of Trade

Australian Apprenticeships the State Training Services website

Group Training

Australian Workplace

Northern Beaches Business Education Network Inc



Career One


Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

VET in Schools

Industrial Relations


Year 12 what next?

Year12 What

Going to Uni

Australian Workplace

Careers OnLine


Career Central

My Future


Graduate Careers

Money Matters

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

Youth Allowance