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Turramurra High School Careers

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the HSC, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

Scholarships Guide

Follow the link below to access the Scholarship Guide. Here you may find that you meet the requirements to meet apply for and successfully gain a scholarship while at university.  

2021 - Work Experience during 2021

Dear Year Ten students and parents,

Due to the extraordinary circumstances caused by COVID-19, there will be some changes made to the Turramurra High School work experience program this year.

Many employers have contacted me saying they are no longer able to, or are now unwilling to, take work experience students due to COVID-19. Many employers who would have taken students in past years are working from home and will be for the foreseeable future and it is not appropriate for them to host a work experience student at that venue.Many students have already contacted me saying they are experiencing great difficulty in securing a work experience placement because of the COVID-19 repercussions.

Work Experience will no longer be compulsory for year 10 students this year. You will be given the option of 'opting in' to do work experience if you wish to.

The time frame around work experience will also change. You can choose to do work experience during any week this semester as long as it does not take place in the exam weeks or the week before exams. You should also take into consideration any assessment tasks that have been scheduled for the week you wish to do your placement.

The week you choose to do work experience must be negotiated with Mr Harrisson and all work experience documents must be fully completed and submitted to Mr Harrisson at least TWO weeks BEFORE the placement occurs. The school reserves the right to not allow the placement if it deems that it has been scheduled at an inappropriate time.

In summary:
- work experience is not compulsory for Year 10 this year
- students can still choose to do work experience if they wish to and if they can find an employer who agrees to take them.
- the week of work experience must be negotiated with Mr Harrisson
- all forms must be filled in correctly and returned to Mr Harrisson at least TWO weeks BEFORE the placement occurs.

Please contact Mr Harrisson if you have any questions about this.

NSW Police Eligibility Quiz

Are you considering a career in the police force? Wondering if you are the right person for the job?
You can take an eligibility quiz on the NSW Police Force’s website to see if it would be the right career for you.
Take the quiz here:

Healthcare Career Job

Healthcare Career Job Spotlights to start you off that could give you some insight into different careers.
Aged Care (the industry)
Cosmetic Nurse
Occupational Therapist
Physicians and Paediatricians
Specialist Doctor
Medical Doctor
Social Worker
Sports Physio
Pathology Collector
Registered Nurse (RN)

5 Careers to Fight Global Warming

Do you love STEM and the environment? Maybe you would like to be one of the people helping to solve one of the world’s biggest problems today – global warming.
If a career in STEM to help end climate change sounds exciting to you, here are 5 job ideas to consider where you can help to make a difference:
Renewable Energy Engineer
Tech Entrepreneur
Agricultural Scientist
Interested in learning more about these careers? Check out Careers with STEM’s full blog here:

Dos and Don’ts for Subject Selection in Year 10


Choosing subjects to study in senior high school is hard. If you’re feeling confused or overwhelmed about it all, here are some top tips and advice to help get you started on the right track.


Things you could DO


  • Start to think about your subjects now if you haven’t already


  • Double check the compulsory subjects that you have to take at your school


  • Pursue your interests. If you love Art and Japanese, then choose those subjects. But balance them with other studies that will make you ATAR eligible (if uni is an option) and that will give you the most flexibility in your options after Year 12


  • Research the post high school pathway you’re planning on taking. See what subjects may be required to help get you in to the course, apprenticeship, traineeship or career


  • Speak to an expert (teachers and careers practitioners at your school) to see if the combination of subjects on your shortlist will make you eligible for an ATAR or not


  • Whether your electives provide the best range of options for after high school or could they limit your opportunities


  • Discuss your options with a broad range of people from teachers and parents, to Future Student teams at universities and prospective employers at Careers Fairs


  • Be realistic. E.g. You might love animals but you’re not great at Chemistry or Maths and you’re scared of some animals. Looks like becoming a Veterinarian might not be a dream career for you, think about other options from dog handling in customs or the police, to animal behavioural studies instead.


We recommend that you DON’T


  • Put off thinking about your options and leaving it until the last minute, then choosing random subjects


  • Choose subjects just because you think that they’re easier or they might scale better and will help you to get a better ATAR


  • Don’t just take the easy route. If you’re going to study Maths or English for example, go for the harder options instead. Because:
  1. You could surprise yourself and do really well
  2. The next two years at school could be really boring if you don’t challenge yourself
  3. You can always go down a level but it’s unlikely that you can move upwards once you’ve made your choices
  4. You don’t really want to limit yourself do you?


  • Choose subjects that will really limit what you can do or apply for after Year 12. For example, if you choose only STEM subjects then you’ll be ensuring that your future study or work opportunities will only be in that field


  • Forget about Maths – lots of universities list English as their only prerequisite, but you’ll find that not only is Maths incredibly useful in life, it’s also essential assumed knowledge for lots of degrees and other courses


  • Choose subjects because your best mate is taking them or your parents would be happy if you did



Don’t stress out


Yes, Subject Selection is important, but it’s not the be all and end all.

The subjects you choose now won’t make or break your career success in future years, there will always be alternative pathways and Plan B’s.

So give it some thought sure, consider all your options absolutely, but don’t lose sleep over it.