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We wish you all the best of luck for the future!

The SFX Careers Team

Career Guidance for Those Looking to Take the Next Steps in Their Career

The Australian Government has recently launched the Your Career website,  designed to help anyone who is starting a career or experiencing change in their career.
The Your Career website includes:
  • career quizzes to explore your future career, or your options now
  • education or training options to help you upskill or reskill
  • tips for successful job searching, including resume writing
  • links to support services to help you find employment, manage your wellbeing and understand your rights at work, and
  • an A to Z of occupations, including detailed career descriptions, average pay and jobs in demand.
For young people finishing school in 2020, the website also features the School Leavers Information Kit, Your Career: What’s next for you? providing young people with tailored information about education, training and work options as they navigate the changing labour market.
School leavers can contact the School Leavers Information Service for assistance in using the kit and the Your Career website, or to access further careers support, where needed.  The information service can be accessed by: Visit for more information.

Paid Gap Year in Australia

Live & Work as a Gap Assistant in an Australian Boarding
Our Australian Gap Year Program offers you a taste of the Aussie lifestyle that a tourist could only ever dream of. Working as an assistant at a prominent Australian school, you’ll be completely immersed in every aspect of typical Australian life. From the stunning tropical coastline of Northern Queensland to the rugged and impenetrable forests of Tasmania, we offer a wide variety of school placements through Australia!

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Vocational Education & Training Scholarships
RASF Vocational Education & Training (VET) Scholarships are now open.
Do you have a desire to play an active part in the future of rural NSW but just need a
financial helping hand?

Applications are now open for RASF VET Scholarships, supporting students in NSW who
demonstrate a passion for rural life and a commitment to a career that will ensure the future success of rural and regional NSW.

There is no limit on the types of courses that qualify. You could be studying at a registered VET institution such as College or TAFE, on campus or by distance learning or
at other registered providers.

Scholarships of up to $6,000 for full-time study and up to $3,000
for part-time study are available.
Find out more
Applications close 8 February 2021
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.
Don't forget to check out 

Casual Cafe / Restaurant All-rounder in Braddon
Part time Dish Hand in Belconnen
Casual Cafe / Sales Assistant / Supervisor Cockington Green Gardens
Sales Assistant - Christmas- Rockmans
Swimming Teachers - Kingswim
Casual Barista in Gungahlin
Casual Cafe / Restaurant All-rounder in Gungahlin
Casual Cafe / Restaurant All-rounder in Kingston
Casual Sales Assistant - Tarocash Fyshwick
Casual Retail Sales Assistant- Spendless Shoes
*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. *
POST SCHOOL - Apprenticeships

1st year Apprentice Sheetmetal Fabricator- ACT STAINLESS STEEL - Fyshwick
Certificate III in Parks & Gardens Apprenticeship 1st Year (Horticulture)
Plumbing – 1st year Apprentice
Stone Masonery – Certificate III – Apprenticeship – 1st to 4th year
Hairdressing – Certificate III – 1st year Apprentice
Sheet Metal - 1st Year Apprentice 

Hairdresser - 1st or 2nd year recommencing apprentice
Hairdresser - 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year Apprentice
Landscape Construction - 1st Year Apprentice
Carpenter - 1st or 2nd year apprentice
Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration - 1st Year Apprentice

Electronics and Communications Apprenticeship
Enter an industry where your current strengths and skills are valued…

If you have good customer service skills, an ability to work as part of a team, a positive attitude and willingness to learn then MEGT and Honeywell believe you may just be a perfect apprentice program candidate!

Being an HBS apprentice allows candidates with the right attitude to learn the technical skills required to gain a career in some of Australia's fastest growing industries - Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), security, life safety and energy management.

MEGT and Honeywell are looking for Electronics and Communications apprentices based in Canberra.

What will you be doing?
  • Electronics and Communications apprentices learn how to select, install, set up, test, fault find repair and maintain electronic equipment. Electronics and Communications apprentices also work with the systems that keep workplaces safe, secure, comfortable and energy efficient.
What's in it for you?
​No experience within Electronics and Communications is necessary as both MEGT and Honeywell will teach you all that you will need to know in a positive and supportive environment. We will achieve this by providing you with
  • A dedicated Honeywell mentor to work with you in the field - providing you with 'on the job' support and experience
  • A registered training provider that will teach you in a supportive environment
  • A MEGT field officer dedicated to guiding and helping you through the apprenticeship
What we are looking for:
  • Completed year 12 or equivalent.
  • Pre-apprenticeship course is favourable.
  • A driver's licence and your own reliable transport.
So, what are you waiting for?

If you would like to be part of a team that is committed to your safety, please express your interest online today so you don't miss this exciting opportunity. If you would like further information about this position, please contact Mia Hampson on 07 3340 8513 or email

Sport and Recreation Traineeship

Australian Training Company (ATC) is seeking someone with a genuine passion and interest in Outdoor Recreation for a 12 Month Sport and Recreation Traineeship. During this time you will complete a Nationally Recognised Qualification – SIS30115 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation. This position will be located at a Northside College in Canberra. 
In this position, you will support the Outdoor Education faculty by:
  • Assisting teachers and staff where necessary with all aspects of the outdoor education program including excursions, practical lessons and excursion preparation
  • Learning and implementing the protocols and skills associated with Outdoor Education
  • Leading, instructing and assisting students with all aspects of the Outdoor Education Program
  • Participating as a staff member on excursions, managing student safety, presenting activity briefings and instruction, pre-trip planning and preparation and post-trip pack-up and debriefing
  • Applying activity specific skills including navigation, climbing, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking
  • Mentoring and role modelling appropriate behaviours and communication for students
  • Completing all the training and assessment requirements for the SIS30115 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
  • In this position the trainee is required to be available outside the ‘normal’ school hours and time in lieu will be provided.
 The successful applicant will ideally:
  • Have recently completed a Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • Have a current First Aid and CPR Certificate or willingness to obtain
  • Have a current bronze medallion certificate or willingness to obtain
  • Have documented experience in and a passion for various outdoor recreation activities.
  • Present professionally and have a good level of personal physical fitness
  • Have a strong sense of accountability and a commitment to providing a positive environment
  • Have a strong work ethic and be self-motivated
  • Demonstrate initiative and strong capacity to follow operating procedures and instructions
  • Demonstrate excellent time management skills, organisation and ability to prioritise tasks effectively
  • Demonstrate confident communication skills both written and oral
  • Be reliable and committed to the role (this includes the need to make presentations when necessary)
  • Have a well-developed ability to recognise and value the diversity of staff and students
  • Be able to maintain supportive and positive relationships with the client groups aged 16-18 years old
A mature and responsible attitude toward this role is essential, as it will carry with it a great deal of responsibility.  If you are looking to study teaching or pursue a career in the Outdoor Recreation Industry this traineeship would be ideal.

This position will commence mid December 2020.  A current ‘Working with Vulnerable People’ registration is required for this position. This position would suit a Year 12 leaver.
Enquiries are to be directed to Karyn Hunter,
Application close date is 5pm  Friday 21 November 2020
At FUSE we are always on the lookout for new talent and currently seeking school leavers within our region, whom may be interested in starting an apprenticeship.

Basic duties within this role include; warming up machinery in the mornings, cleaning duties, edging material, onsite/workshop work and deliveries. The apprenticeship would include CIT enrolment in Certificate 3 in Cabinet Making, located in Bruce.
This is based on 5 semesters, part-time study, approx. 8 hrs per week.

What You Need
To be successful in this role we would ask for the following:
*Be honest, reliable, hardworking and efficient.
*Have a driver’s licence (manual preferred) and own transport.
*Have good communication skills.

What We Offer
As your employer we offer, a helpful management team who will help you learn all aspects of the trade and develop your skill set.

Wages are based on award; Joinery and Building Trades Award 2010 with set weekly hours.

We would like to appeal to any student interested in pursuing a trade-based career, to consider the Joinery and Cabinet Making industry.

For more information and enquiries, please contact:

Mathew Morris
0422 702 007

Designcraft are looking for students for full time cabinet making apprenticeships. Ask your design and technology teacher if you would be a good candidate and come by for a chat at the careers office. 

1300apprentice 2021 intake applications now open.

Apply now with the below information or call us on 1300 277 736.

Vocation details on /apprenticeship or /traineeship



School attended:

Level completed:

Year completed:

Preferred apprenticeship/traineeship: Option 1 -                       Option 2 -

Your contact name, email & phone, suburb:

Attach your resume if you have one.

SEND or use this google form:

*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. *
Short Course and Door Openers 
CIT are running a white card and asbestos awareness course at CIT Gungahlin
24th November – white card
27th November – asbestos awareness
Commencing at 9.00am each day. Cost for student is $140.00.

For details contact Tony Cowlishaw at CIT on
Remember that if CIT does not have the short course for you, there is TAFE Digital as well as face to face TAFE campuses near by and many other online providers. Come by the Careers Office to discuss what short courses you would like to study while still at SFX.
Year 12 - What's your destination?

When you fill in your leavers form, you are required to be signed off by the Careers office as having submitted a Destination Survey.  This is simply a bit of information that we use to track what our students are intending doing once they leave SFX.  It takes less than 5 minutes.  You can find the survey on the careers website under the 'For Students' tab or by clicking this link

Have you got what it takes?

Play The Mission and lead your team on an exciting RIMPAC adventure through Hawaiian waters where you’ll need to locate Red Force, collect vital intelligence and evade detection. 

Complete The Mission and enter the competition for your chance to win an all-expenses paid VIP tour of a Collins Class submarine, tour submariner training facilities, meet Navy Submariners plus loads more.

Play Here


The competition closes 21 November 2020. To be eligible to win, you must be 18 years old by the submarine tour date, currently scheduled for April 2021. For more information, view the full competition terms and conditions here


Good luck on completing The Mission.
Defence Jobs 

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
UAC Offers
There are three main UAC offer rounds for Year 12 students; they take place in November, December and January. This is a brief guide to what you can expect in each round and what to do when you get an offer.

For every offer round, make sure you have your course preferences in order. Place the course you most want to do at number 1. Have you applied directly to a uni as well? Make the most of both applications and choose different preferences in each. Check with the uni as to how and when it will make its direct offers.

23 Dec 2020 - December Round 2

Confirm the order of your course preferences by midnight 19 December 2020.

First offers made based on your ATAR.
Offers made to Year 12 students whose results are available in time (primarily NSW HSC and ACT Year 12 students).
Other Australian Year 12 students whose results are not available in time (and IB students if your results are delivered later than planned) will not be disadvantaged: your results will be considered in January Round 1
and January Round 2.
SRS conditional offer converted to unconditional offer if you have met the specified requirements.
You can receive only one offer. It will be unconditional.
All institutions, except the Australian National University and Charles Darwin University, will make offers in this round. However some NSW university COURSES will not. Check the UAC website for more details.

8 Jan 2021 - January Round 1

Confirm the order of your course preferences by midnight 3 January 2021.

All institutions, except Charles Darwin University, will make offers to all courses in this round.
Charles Darwin University will wait until January Round 2 to make offers to the following courses: Clinical Sciences, Health Science double degrees, Midwifery, Nursing.
Required selection ranks may be higher or lower than – or the same as – the ranks required to get an offer in December Round 2.
You can receive only one offer. It will be unconditional.

Do you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person?

CIT Yurauna is CIT's dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support centre. If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, CIT Yurauna warmly welcomes you into its community.

CIT Yurauna can help you grow your knowledge, abilities and confidence and guide you along the path to your career of choice through skills training, advice and cultural support.

We can help you develop skills from basic reading and writing to creative writing and cultural art to help you tell your story and express your culture.

Learn more and enrol.

Tertiary Scholarships for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people

For some years now, the Education Directorate has been providing substantial scholarships to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking teaching or health degrees through local universities.  

Please come to the careers office for an information pack today!

With the holiday season coming up, it’s a great time to learn bar skills and get qualified to serve alcohol in the ACT.
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate
This course teaches you the skills and knowledge you need to serve and sell alcohol in a responsible manner.
Successful completion of this course achieves the qualification Statement of Attainment - training in Providing Responsible Service of Alcohol (extract from SIT30616).
Upcoming RSA courses
Date Time Location Cost  CRN
2 Dec 2020 5:30 – 9:30pm CIT Reid, Room K220 $75 56602
15 Dec 2020 5:30 – 9:30pm CIT Reid, Room K220 $75 56603
Bar Service Course
This course is for people who want to work in bartending positions in restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels and clubs.
Successful completion of this course includes the RSA certificate and achieves the qualification Statement of Attainment - training in Bar Service (extract from SIT30616).
Upcoming Bar Service courses
Date Time Location Cost  Block Code
12 Nov - 10 Dec 2020
(every Thursday night)
5:30 – 9:30pm CIT Reid, Room K220 $191 BAR5
16 Nov - 14 Dec 2020
(every Monday night)
5:30 – 9:30pm CIT Reid, Room K220 $191 BAR6
Bookings and more information
To make a group booking or for more information, please contact Kylie Seretin at or on (02) 6207 3196.
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!

Study Music at CIT - Music E Course
Certificate IV in Music Industry (CUA40915)

Strengthen your music theory and composition knowledge, music performance ability, and gain essential skills for working in the music industry. This course is designed for Year 11 and 12 students planning a career as a professional musician and is taught as a series of night classes over two years.

This nationally recognised training course provides credit towards the Year 12 Certificate, and after successful completion students will be issued with the Certificate IV in Music Industry (CUA40915).

For more information visit or contact
CIT Student Services: (02) 6207 3188 |
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 |
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:
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!

Email for answers to all the questions you have about your future or to request an interview. You can also come visit us in the office beside the senior year co-ordinator's offices and see Debra Slack (Left) and Chris Stewart (Right) to discuss how we can help you with your pathway planning.

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