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  • Women in IT with Federal Government – this is open to students who will be in year 11 and 12 in 2023
  • Women in Construction Pathways Program – this is open to current Year 10 and 11 students. Commencement end of 2022
  • ATC/Lendlease Women in Construction – Commencement Feb/Mar 2023. Student must be Year 10/11 in 2023
  • ACTION Bus Program – Heavy Vehicle Mechanic – Program to commence Jan 2023. Applicants need to be Year 10/11 2023
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program through CMTEDD – applicants for this program will be in Year 11 in 2023.
  • Fulltime apprenticeships for 2023
Information session for any interested students in Year 10,11 and 12 is being held on Friday 19th August 2022 in B2 at 1.30pm.  Students must use this link to sign up to attend.
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Important dates
Just for Year 12
Just for Year 10
Short Courses
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
University Information
Open Days
Work experience
Part-Time Jobs
Important dates
20 August 2022: Australian Catholic University Open Day
20 August 2022: ADFA Open Day
23 August 2022: 
Achieve Apprentice FREE online workshop
24 August 2022: Defence Force Recruiting visiting SFX
27 August 2022: CIT Open Day
28 August 2022: DCUS applications close
3 September 2022: UC Open Day
3 September 2022: ANU Open Day
15 September 2022: CIT Studio 22 event for Year 11 and 12 students
Just for Year 12

The Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship (DCUS) is open to aspiring university students who wish to pursue a degree through the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra campus at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). 

Applications for the 2023 DCUS intake are now open. Apply Now.

There are no military service obligations or requirements. This is a sponsorship for civilian students who may be interested in a civilian career in the Department of Defence.

The Department of Defence will determine the undergraduate degree disciplines that will be offered from the following options:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Aeronautical and Naval Architecture) (4 years)
  • Bachelor of Computing and Cyber Security (3 years).

Eligible applicants will have the full tuition costs of their degree covered and receive a generous annual allowance to cover the cost of text books and equipment.

During the sponsorship students will have the opportunity to participate in paid work placements within Defence, providing exciting opportunities and give an insight into how one of Australia’s largest organisations conducts business.

Applications close 11:30pm (AEST), Sunday 28 August 2022
No extensions will be granted and late applications will not be accepted

Just for Year 10

The University of Canberra invites prospective students, their families and other interested parties to learn more about the Accelerated Pathways Program (H Courses). Guests will have the opportunity to hear important information about the program and application process, as well as ask questions. Bookings for this online event can be made via Eventbrite. Bookings are essential.

WHEN   Tuesday 18 October (Week 2, Term 4)

TIME      6:00 pm

WHERE  Online, via Zoom link


In 2023, Year 11 students will have the opportunity to study in Anatomy and Physiology, Creative Writing, Politics and Democracy, and Psychology, and two new course areas, Digital Design and Communication and Environmental Challenges.

For further information about the program please visit our website or contact the program coordinator:
Short Courses and Information Sessions
Post-UCAT Advice & Medical Interviews Preparation Introductory FREE Live Webinar

Introductory Webinar

16 August 2022, 7 - 9 pm (AEST)

Free Admission

Don't miss it - 1 session only 

The session is PACKED with invaluable information during which we will be covering the following topics:
  • Your UCAT Scores and what they mean
  • Applying to universities that do not require UCAT (JCU and Bond)
  • Medical Interviews for undergraduate medicine and dentistry courses
  • Interview structures and assessment criteria by universities
  • Take a look at a few sample questions
  • Medical interview preparation advice
  • Q and A
Register here
CIT visited SFX on Wednesday 3rd August 2022 and shared comprehensive information about their programs.  See the recording and the powerpoint presentation on Clickview.
Please see the VET and Careers office if you are interested in attending this event
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
ASI Locksmiths are seeking an apprentice locksmith. If you are interested in this opportunity, email your resume to
AFL SportsReady believes in a fair and united Australia, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the same opportunities and access to education, training and employment as other Australians. Through Warumilang, (AFL SportsReady’s Indigenous Program), our vision is to provide opportunities for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to start their careers with confidence, qualifications and skills.

Warumilang currently has an exciting position available.

As the successful applicant, you will:
• Be employed by AFL SportsReady, as part of our Warumilang program.
• Work on-site with QinetiQ – Canberra
• Study for an accredited qualification: Certificate III in Business

Apply now
Territory Carpentry and Construction are a company in Canberra looking for apprentices.  If you are interested in a construction or carpentry apprenticeship, please contact:

Rhys Daniel 
Territory Carpentry & Constructions 
What is it?
Achieve Apprentice is a FREE online workshop for aspiring apprentices and young tradespeople.
Why Achieve Apprentice?
Every year thousands of young people apply for apprenticeships across Australia. With high demand comes tough competition and unfortunately many talented young people miss out. Here’s where Achieve Apprentice comes in: with the industry knowledge of HIA and learning expertise of Prince’s Trust Australia, we’ve designed an impactful half-day program to fill the gap.
What’s involved?
Participants will develop key skills to help score an apprenticeship, discover pro tips and life hacks to advance their careers and connect with business experts and industry leaders. There will be a live panel featuring trades people at all stages of their career and, best of all, participants will receive a certificate of completion to boost their CV!
Sounds great, what are the details?

WHEN: Tuesday, August 23 | 4PM – 7PM (AEST)
WHERE: Delivered online via a FREE live stream.
HOW: Register your interest here!
Places are limited so to find out more and register your interest complete this quick form.
Interested in an apprenticeship with a Kitchen Company? This opportunity could be for you.  Contact the Office Manager directly.
University Information
We're here to help your students get ahead of the pack with a guaranteed Early Entry offer from UNE.
We know your Year 12 students have had a challenging couple of years. Our Early Entry program has helped thousands of students secure an early guarantee of a university place based on their School’s recommendation rather than an ATAR. UNE courses can be studied online or on campus, part time or full time.

Benefits of applying for Early Entry
  • It’s free and easy for your students to apply
  • Students will get an offer of a place before they get their final results
  • Get an offer with or without an ATAR
No UAC application required – but it’s fine to have both.
Key Dates
  • Friday 23 September — Early Entry applications close for students
  • Wednesday 12 October — Your School Assessments of students are due
  • Monday 7 November — Early Entry offer letters released for students

UC's biggest school leaver competition is back for another year! The Faculty of Arts and Design is once again partnering up with Adobe to celebrate your creativity.

We invite all ACT, NSW and QLD students in Years 11 and 12 to enter!

The UC Creative Competition is your chance to showcase your skills in all creative areas from creative writing, design, digital media to the built environment and just about everything in between.

Submit your best creative work (this could be a school project or something you created in your own time) for your chance to win some fantastic prizes. Check out our participation guide and get inspired!

Enter now
Open Days
Check out Open Days at institutions in Canberra and across Australia using the SFX Careers website.   

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) comes to your students in 2022 with the ADFA Open Day! This year they’ll have the opportunity to attend the Canberra or virtual event.

ADFA Open Day – Canberra
Date: Saturday 20 August
Time: 9am to 4pm
Location: ADFA Campus, Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT
Learn more about what’s happening on the day here.

ADFA Open Day – Virtual
If your students can't make it in person, they can still experience all the action on Saturday 20 August with our virtual ADFA Open Day!

At ADFA, your students can kick-start their careers with the Australian Defence Force and gain a fully paid, world-class degree from the University of New South Wales. They'll receive military training, plus earn a salary while they study. Upon graduation, they'll walk straight into a job - HELP debt-free.

UC Open Day 2022
If you’re thinking about university next year, then make sure you join us at Open Day on Saturday 3 September.
Explore our campus with a guided tour, meet your future teachers in our Expo Hall or simply discover what student life at UC is like. There’ll also be giveaways, food trucks and meet-and-greet opportunities with the Brumbies and UC Capitals.

We just can’t wait, so we wanted to share some sessions we’ll be running across the day.
Check out below some of what we’ll be offering:
UCFM Media Walk Through 9AM – 4PM ALL DAY
Expo Hall talk courses, pathways, travel options and more 9AM – 4PM ALL DAY
Workshop7 Robotics Demonstration 10AM – 2PM
Why Rats and Robots aren’t Legal People 11AM – 11:30AM or 2PM – 2:30PM
What’s Blue and Green and Stops you Using Canberra Lakes 12PM – 12:30PM
Good Vibes Only – and Saving Lives, a physio workshop 12PM – 12:30PM
How to get into UNI without an ATAR 2PM – 2:30PM
There’s something for everyone this Open Day, whether it’s learning more about UC life or the work we’re doing here. You don’t even have to be a student to enjoy the fascinating work being done at UC.
Register now
Work experience

We're excited to let you know that Imagine More has an upcoming workshop that may be of interest to secondary school students. Work Experience: Think Outside the Gate is for families of secondary school students with disability wanting to create community based work experience opportunities that are customised to the student's interests, needs and potential contributions. This workshop draws on the customised employment approach and material developed by Marc Gold and Associates, as well as the lived experience of families and young people.


We are thrilled to offer free registration. This is thanks to funding by the Australian Government Department of Social Services through an Individual Capacity Building grant.

Find out more and register

Tata Consultancy Services’ goIT Girls program is a week-long work experience program aimed at female students in Years 10 and 11. At TCS, we are empowering Australian students with the skills they need to be ready for the workplace of the future.

goIT Girls is challenging stereotypes and inspiring women in STEM again this year, in its eighth year running! In this TCS-run, week long work experience program, students will meet inspiring senior executives and learn all about the growing number of jobs available in STEM, as future innovators, problem solvers and technology professionals!

Register here
SPARK in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO Code: 0101) and ClubsACT, are delivering an innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and employment within the licenced club industry.
Program partner, ClubsACT will provide work experience placements and real employment pathways for participants who meet the criteria.
Commencing Tuesday 18th October 2022, this 4 week program will run 4 days per week (Tues – Fri, 22 hours per week) and be a combination of theory, practical hands on learning and sector work placement. All classes will be located at CIT Reid Campus. Eligibility criteria apply.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for JobTrainer funding, you must at the time of enrolment be:
  • 17 years old or over
  • Living or working in ACT
  • Not enrolled in or attending secondary school or college
  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than six (6) months, or a person who holds a visa that is identified as being eligible, and
  • Not completed the units of competency listed above before
  • Have an interest in the hospitality sector
 To enrol or find out more information, please contact Shayla at SPARK on 1800 316 900 or email
Part-Time Jobs and Workforce News

RSPCA ACT - Animal Care Assistant

Wait Staff for FLORIADE pop up - Papa J's

GoBoat Canberra is looking for motivated individuals with great people skills and a great work ethic; previous Customer service, retail/hospitality and/or boating experience is desirable, but not necessary as is a current first aid certificate & boat licence.  

Most of the hours available will be on weekends, and school holidays but some weekday shifts will be available - Availability over the Christmas break is a must.  

Onboarding & training for this intake will commence by the end of August!  

Pay is under the marine tourism and charter vessels award, with additional allowances for first aid and supervising.  

To apply visit 

or receive more information you can email  


*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. *
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