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Work experience
Gap Year information
Short Courses
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
University Information
Part-Time Jobs
Important dates
23 September 2022: Women in IT Australian School based Apprenticeship (ASbA) applications close
26 September 2022: ADF Trade Careers Virtual Information session
30 September 2022: UAC Early Bird Processing charges final day
30 September 2022: Applications for National Computer Science Summer school close
11 October 2022: Camp America online information session
12 October 2022: UCAT information session
14-16 October 2022: National Endangered Skills and Trades Show
18 October 2022: MBA Carpentry Careers Evening
Work experience
Year 10, 11 and 12 families
Thank you to all the proactive students and families who have contacted the VET and Careers office for information about work experience placements. 

Here is a summary of the timeline and responsibilities associated with the process. 

Please contact for further information.
Gap Year Information
Short Courses and Information Sessions

Applications for NCSS 2023 (Wednesday 4th to Friday 14th January 2023)

Applications for students close on 30th September 2022

If you have any questions, please contact

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

NCSS applications will be accepted from students who will complete Year 11 in 2022, and from exceptionally gifted Year 10 students.  Selection of students will be based on academic performance, particularly in the subjects of mathematics and science, and demonstrated interest in computing. Personal qualities, such as community service, and social and teamwork skills will also be taken into consideration.

No prior knowledge of computing is assumed. Students who are not taking computing units of study at school are eligible to apply. Rest assured that students who enter the program as proficient programmers will also find plenty of material to extend their skills.


Apply here
Training for students aged 16 years or older

Microsoft Cyber Security Bootcamp Recognise the need for Cyber Security (VU21990)

Delivery: Virtual workshops, 9am to 4.30pm, 26th - 30th September 2022.
Cost: FREE (eligibility criteria apply)

Description: This course provides introductory knowledge and skills for cyber security in an organisation. You will learn how to recognize threats, risks and vulnerabilities that affect networks, machines, applications, data, users and infrastructure.

In addition, if eligible, students may transition into the Certificate IV in Cyber Security as a traineeship pathway through MEGT.

For more information email  CIT Centre for Cyber Security and Games at

ADF Trade Careers
Virtual Information Session

Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Register to attend
Australian Training Company has opened the next intake for the Women in IT Australian School based Apprenticeship (ASbA) program with Federal Government. All ASbA positions in this program are located with the one Federal Government Agency in Canberra City. These positions are suitable for current Year 10 and Year 11 students. This ASbA program is an excellent pathway to the fulltime APS ICT program on completion of the ASbA.
Female students in Year 10 and 11 interested in a career path in IT should send their resume and covering letter to Karyn Hunter at or contact via 0438984212 if you would like further information prior to application.
Closing date for acceptance of applications is 5pm Friday 23 September 2022.
University Information
2023 admissions reminders

Early bird applications closing 30 September

Early bird applications close at midnight on Friday 30 September, after which UAC’s processing charge increases.
If students aren’t sure about what they want to study, they can submit an application to any course and change their preferences as many times as they like, for free. Year 12 applicants can also 'commit to pay' using BPAY. Payment must be made, however, in order to have their application assessed and receive an offer.


All 2022 NSW HSC and ACT Year 12 applicants have had their UAC PIN emailed to them. To start their UAC application students will need their Year 12 student number (issued through NESA or BSSS) and their UAC PIN. Once they have applied, they can then use their UAC application number and UAC PIN to log in and manage their application.

Considering a Career in Medicine or Dentistry?

UCAT, Interviews, Med School Applications, Pathways into Medicine and Dentistry (for universities in Australia)

Free Webinar

An Excellent Opportunity for Students, Teachers, and Parents


~ 12 October 2022 (Wednesday),  7.00pm – 9.00pm (AEDT) ~



Calling All Writers: Have your short story published in MiNDFOOD magazine

Due to popular demand, our short story competition has been renewed for 2022!

Each month, MiNDFOOD will publish one reader’s short story, with the best story published over the course of a year going on to win $1000. We are looking for unpublished stories from budding non-professional writers who may need a nudge to showcase their talent. Each month, the staff of MiNDFOOD will choose the best story to publish and, at the end of the year, will choose the award for Best Short Story.

Register now
Part-Time Jobs and Workforce News

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO)  have a special area of their website dedicated to students, our 'education zone'.

Tax Super and You is mapped to the Australian Curriculum from years 7-10, including digital interactives & resources found here.

A great resource for those looking for work, already working, or getting ready to leave school.

Casual Groundsperson Royal Canberra Golf Club
Cafe All-rounder Green House Coffee
Sales Assistant - Under The Mistletoe
Animal Attendant - Dog Daycare Pip's Pet Sitting Pty Ltd
Nightfill Team Member - Coles Belconnen
Sales Assistant - Anaconda Gungahlin

*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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