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Important dates
Just for Year 12
Part-Time Jobs
Work experience and volunteering
University Information
Open Days
Short Courses
Important dates
20 July 2022: ACT RSA training at SFX
14 August 2022: Academy of Interactive Entertainment Open Day
20 August 2022: UNSW Open Day
20 August 2022: Australian Catholic University Open Day
3 September 2022: UC Open Day
3 September 2022: ANU Open Day

Just for Year 12
We are pleased to advise applications for the 2023 Career Starter Program open on Monday 27 June and close on Sunday 17 July 2022.  The Career Starter Program is a whole of government entry-level recruitment program, coordinated by the Department of Finance, targeted at people who have completed a year 12 certificate or equivalent in 2021 or be completing one in 2022.  This year the cohort is comprised of 99 Career Starters across the following agencies:
  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Department of Agriculture, Water & Environment
  • Defence
  • Department of Education, Skills and Employment
  • Australian Public Service Commission
  • The Department of The Treasury
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources
  • Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
  • The National Indigenous Australians Agency
  • The Australian Research Council
  • Services Australia
  • Department of Finance.
The Career Starter Program provides participants with the opportunity to become effective and efficient public servants in a full-time ongoing position.
Career Starters commence as an APS1 and participate in a structured 11 month (February-December) training program, and receive a nationally recognised qualification, Certificate IV in Government upon successful completion.
This year we will host virtual Candidate Information Sessions via Microsoft Teams for candidates to learn more about the recruitment process, hear from current Career Starters and to ask any questions they may have.
Date Time Link
Thursday 30 June 2022 4:00pm-5:00pm Microsoft Teams Link
Thursday 7 July 2022 3:00pm-4:00pm Microsoft Teams Link
Thursday 14 July 2022 12:00pm-1:00pm Microsoft Teams Link
Part-Time Jobs and Workforce News
To keep up to date with the latest jobs, check these websites during the break:
*Organisations and employers for the positions listed have not been vetted in any way by St Francis Xavier College. They are publicly
available 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. *
Work Experience and Vounteering
Students interested in volunteering at Canberra City Care, should contact Randolph Albrecht on 0467725864.
The careers team is glad to announce that we have recently acquired world-first, innovative Careers VR technology. Using Virtual Reality, you can now be virtually transported into the workplaces you're interested in. You'll feel like you are really there and gain insight into different careers.
If you would like to experience this technology, please attend one of the lunchtime sessions listed above.
Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Telecommunications Traineeship, Expressions of interest

Auto Glass Repairer Traineeship

Leader Air Conditioning are looking for an ASBA student to commence with them in Semester 2 2022.  The successful applicant would enrol in CIT for Semester 2 intake in a Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.  Please come to the VET and Careers office for more information, or contact Matthew Skupien (Managing Director) on 0448747539 to apply.
Tailor Made is a small domestic building company specialising in Extensions, Renovations, Bathrooms & Outdoor Living Spaces/Structures,  and are seeking an Apprentice who is keen to work in the building industry.
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If you are interested in a first year Hairdressing apprenticeship opportunity, please contact Maddi on the details provided.
University Information
Open Days
Check out Open Days at institutions in Canberra and across Australia using the SFX Careers website.   Click on your institution below to find out more.
Short Courses and Information Sessions
Last chance to book your spot in this training

Registration and payment details below.
ACT RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) is on offer for year 10, 11 and 12 students:
Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022
Time: 9am-1pm.
Venue: SFX
Cost will be $70

Complete payment and permission form through the Qkr app.  Registrations close June 30 2022. No late registrations will be accepted.
Register here
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