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Work Experience is on for Term 3. If you are interested in taking part in Work Experience, please read the Work Experience web page on the careers website in its entirety and follow the steps in the Passport to Work Experience also available on this page. There has been some big changes in how work experience works at SFX and you need to understand these changes to be successful. More will follow.

Please don't forget the Event Calendar on the Careers Website for university and external career events!
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Part-Time Jobs
University/TAFE Events
Part-Time Jobs and Workforce News

There is now a new space for Part Time Jobs on the Careers Website. This is kept up to date and the jobs included in this news letter will be taken from there.
Casual Dish Hand in Garran
Casual Kitchen Hand in Garran
Casual Barista in Gungahlin
Military Shop Retail Assistant - Fyshwick
St Vincent de Paul - General Hands / Retail Assistants
PetBarn Dog Groomer - Gungahlin
Casual Barista in Canberra
Casual Bartender - Red Hill
Casual Waiter / Waitress - Red Hill
Casual Cafe / Restaurant All-rounder - Gungahlin
Part time Cafe / Restaurant All-rounder - Belconnen
The Just Group - Part Time Sales Assistant - Canberra City
Royal Hotel Casual Events & Bar Staff - Queanbeayan
Bettys' Burgers Casual Team Members - Canberra
Grill'd Healthy Burgers Team Members - Canberra Centre
Hungry Jack's Crew Member - Queanbeyan
Hungry Jack's Crew Member - Belconnen
Hungry Jack's Crew Member - Fyshwick

Ciao Cafe and Cakes Casual Wait Staff - Queanbeyan
Casual Sales Assistant- Canberra Petbarns

*Organisations and employers for the positions listed have not been vetted in anyway by St Francis Xavier College. They are publicly available on either or and from the wording on the ad have been deemed of interest. Please advise the career advisor of any concerns regarding any communication with or experience at any place of employment. *
Start your Career in Government with the Department of Finance

The Department of Finance have a number of entry-level programs including a Career Starter Program targeted at people who have completed a year 12 certificate or equivalent within the last 24 months (2019 or completing in 2020).
The Career Starter Program provides participants with the opportunity to become effective public servants, with formal training and development of skills and knowledge in a full-time APS Level 1 position. The program also provides continual support through various networking activities as a combined cohort.
At the successful completion of the program, Career Starters will obtain a Certificate IV in Government and have the opportunity to advance to the APS Level 2. Career Starters are engaged on a permanent ongoing basis by participating departments/agencies, with their salary to be paid in line with their department/agency’s Enterprise Agreement.

Please come see the Careers Staff for more information.
Apprenticeships - Full Time and Schools Based
If you are interested in leaving school before the end of year 12 to begin an apprenticeship be sure to come see us to work out if you have the points to leave with a year 12 certificate or are old enough to leave without one and what the consequences might be for your future. There are some exciting full-time apprenticeships available below. We will update as and when ASbA opportunities become available again.  

Business Administration School Based Traineeship

Flooring Technology – 1st year Apprentice

Automotive Electrician - 1st year apprentice

Marketing & Communications - Trainee

Carpentry - 1st or 2nd year Apprentice X 2

Carpenter - 1st year Apprentice

Commercial Cook - 10 X 1st year Apprentices - Full time & Part time
Carpentry - 1st year Apprentice

Electrical trade apprentice 1st, 2nd or 3rd Year

Apprentice Cabinet Maker

Apprentice Roof Plumber

*Organisations and employers for the positions listed have not been vetted in anyway by St Francis Xavier College. They are publicly available on either, or and from the wording on the ad have been deemed of interest. Please advise the career advisor of any concerns regarding any communication with or experience at any place of employment. *
2021 Australian Government Digital Apprenticeship Program

The Australian Government Digital Apprenticeship Program is for Australian citizens who are passionate about digital technology.

You don’t need a degree or any prior study for the program. You just need to be interested in digital tech and solving problems. So if you’re finishing year 12, this program is for you. If you enjoy pulling apart or building PCs, setting up home networks, building apps, finding trends in data or simply problem solving and making things simple, then you should consider applying.

Government agencies have many different digital and technical roles.

These roles support the core functions of each agency and are always changing. Past apprentices have worked in the following areas:
• cyber security
• user research
• programming
• interactive media
• software engineering
• big data
• networking
• systems analysis and design
• web development
• data analytics
• systems testing
• infrastructure support
• networking
• help desk
• applications development

Eligibility Applicants must be Australian citizens, and must have completed Year 12 (or equivalent, for example any Cert III or higher) or be able to complete it by January 2021. Applications are due Monday June 29th!
If you are interested in either a Trade or a Construction related career and this oppertunity sounds like it would suit you, please come to the careers office ASAP to put in a notice of interest to ATC.
For lots more competitions check out
University and TAFE/CIT Events
These blue buttons will direct you to the school careers website for more information. See below for University News and Events
University Virtual Campus Tours
University Open Days Online
Scholarships, Early Entry and Alternative Pathways
DegreeKey by Immerse Education:
Make your university application stand out


DegreeKey provides students with free access to reviews of books curated and written by undergraduates at leading universities, including Oxbridge and the Ivy League.
When preparing for university it can be extremely difficult to identify the books you should be reading in order to succeed. DegreeKey allows you to:
  • Explore book reviews in a variety of subjects e.g. Medicine, Law, Computer Science.
  • Read fascinating insights from top university undergraduates
  • Save books to your profile
  • Answer challenging questions on each book to test your understanding
  • Learn what it takes to study different subjects at university level
  • Improve the quality of your university application
The website is free to access for students at St Francis Xavier College
Unlock the secrets to your university future at:
Click Here for Pathways Information
The above link will take you to a table which outlines the different CIT certificate courses and diplomas that are approved by universities in canberra and Charles Sturt as pathways to their specific degree. This is important reading for anyone thinking about trying an ASbA in their year 11 and 12 but dont want to close the door to a degree in the future. Also useful for any students who are worried that they are not going to get the ATAR they wanted or are taking an Accredited Package but now want to enter a profession which requires a degree. There is always a way!
CIT 1 on 1 Appointments

Bernard Raby is the career advisor at CIT and he is ready to chat to you about pathways through CIT to your chosen future.

You can contact him using the below details: 

0481 000 498 |
ACU - Support for Year 12s

ACU are committed to providing virtual ways that you can engage, learn about and get support for admission to their Canberra and other campuses. Some of the things they are offering include:

The ACU are here to help please visit here to find out how they can support your entry to ACU.
UC CONNECT - Year 12 Student Information 

An alternative pathway to University of Canberra if your ATAR is going to be too low or you are sitting an Accredited Package.

UC Connect developed by UC College in conjunction with the University of Canberra (UC) provides a pathway for current Year 12 students and current school leavers who wish to study an undergraduate degree at the UC and whose current academic qualifications do not allow them direct admission to the University. You will study three preparation subjects that focus on the development of skills needed to successfully study at university: 
• Humanities - prepares you for the content, style and subject matter of academic teaching and thinking.
• Analytical methods - develops your analytical thinking skills and your competence in solving mathematical problems.
• Academic techniques - teaches the practical skills you need to comply with university standards and expectations.
• Numeracy and Digital Literacy – learn via a range of appropriate technologies to assist with your studies. 
Classes for UC Connect are held on Mondays and Fridays.  

Dates are as following: 
18 Week Program August 2020
• Orientation: Monday 27 July
• Classes commence: Monday, 3 August
• Classes conclude: Friday, 4 December   

• UC Connect is a commonwealth supported enabling pathway program. There are no tuition fees charged. Students must be Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia. For more information visit  
Note: you will need to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) of $310. 

Classes run on Mondays and Fridays between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm.
You attend four (4) to five (5) hours of classes on each of these days.
Additional time will need to be allocated to complete group and/or individual assignments on campus.

You will need to seek support from St Francis Xavier College.  
Please come speak to us in the Careers Office if you think this may be of interest to you.
Bond University: 2021 Year 12 Entry 

Students have shown incredible resilience in adapting to the challenges presented by COVID-19. To ensure Year 12 students are not disadvantaged for 2021 entry, Bond University will assess applications based on Semester 1, Year 12 results. Learn more at or contact Boyd Shacklock at

Swinburne Uni dumps
ATAR for popular degrees

Worried you aren’t on track to get the required ATAR for your degree of choice? From 2021, Melbourne’s Swinburne University has announced you won’t need an ATAR to get into a bunch of its popular Bachelor’s degrees. Instead you'll be able to enrol with a letter of recommendation from your school, provided you meet minimum English requirements.
EducationUSA Phone Advising Information Sessions

EducationUSA is offering free individual advising appointments by phone for students and families interested in tertiary study in the U.S. Students can benefit from their own personalised information session covering relevant topics such as holistic applications, SAT/ACT testing, sports scholarships, etc. Book here:
Online Agricultural Careers Expo

Online Ag Careers Expo - learn about education pathways, salary expectations, job and scholarship opportunities for a rewarding career in Agriculture. Speakers from Elders, Costa, AACo, Holmes Sacket, and more! Tuesday 23 June 11am -1pm
Struglling to find Course Guides? Email, name the institution and you will have a reply within the day with a pdf or link to the course guide. We are here to help!

Here to help.

At SFX you can access a huge range of resources on the school careers website!

You can also come visit us in the office beside the senior year co-ordinator's offices. Email for answers to all the questions you have about your future or to request an interview.

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