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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.

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Message from UAC - The HSC and COVIT-19

Message from UAC - The HSC and COVIT-19

"We have had many questions about EAS and COVID 19. This situation is affecting all students and my understanding is that NESA will put procedures in place in order to combat the disruptions to students’ study if needed. If the total Year 12 population shows weaker results, then university entry will reflect this, and no student will be disadvantaged.

COVID 19 is not covered specifically under EAS as the disadvantage must be long term. It would be expected that students who become ill through infection, will not last for six months or longer. UAC does understand the disruption that is occurring to everyone and would always advise students to apply for EAS if they meet the criteria for any EAS disadvantage if applicable."


UAC PIN and Applying


'Year 12 students will receive their UAC PIN via email when applications open on 1 April. UAC are expecting more courses than last year to be available from April for students to list on their application, some institutions such as UTS and WSU will be waiting until August. Students would then make changes to their preference list later in the year once their chosen courses become available.

Remnder to students that they must use their Year 12 student number and UAC PIN to apply so that they can be identified as a Year 12 student.'

Year 10 Work Experience 2020

Forms for the work experience week are due back in to Mr Harrisson by the end of Term 2. Please ensure that all sections of the form has been filled out correctly and has been signed before handing it in.

The dates of work experience are the 30th Nov - 4th Dec.

If you need extar forms, please see Mr Harrisson in the THS Careers Centre.

Dos and Dont's of HSC Subject Selection from Uni of Sydney

Dos and Don’ts of HSC Subject Selection from Uni of Sydney

Starting uni seems so far away - yet here you are choosing your HSC subjects so that you can achieve an ATAR and apply to do a degree at uni. So how do you make the right choices for you? And should you worry about subject scaling?

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Become a Surveyor - a rewarding career


From the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information of NSW – “A career in surveying can be very diverse and involves travelling and the use of specialised technology.  Surveyors can be involved in making measurements in the outdoors or indoors processing data and creating plans and maps.”

What does that mean? In a nutshell, surveyors measure and map things then provide the information to people like engineers, architects and developers.

Video – Working in Surveying

You could work in the office or in the field, using high-tech equipment and sophisticated software to put together measurements that are needed by other design professionals.

Without their work it would be impossible for engineers and architects to accurately design and construct buildings.

Salary: from around $42k for an Assistant (Cert III level) to $64k for a Draftsperson with 5 years’ experience. University qualifications mean you could earn $90k plus as a Licensed/Registered Surveyor.

Qualifications: From TAFE, start with a Cert III and work through to a Diploma to become a fully qualified draftsperson, you need a university degree to become a surveyor.

Where do I start? Check out A Life Without Limits, they have heaps of fantastic info and a list of all the courses at TAFE and uni level in Australia.

NS5 Career Expo 2020 - Turramurra High School

Where: Turramurra High School
When: Tuesday 30th June 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Exhibitors include:

University of Sydney

Macquarie University


University of Technology Sydney

Uni of Canberra

Australian Catholic University

Western Sydney University

University Admissions Centre

Education USA



Australian Defence Force

Engineers Australia

Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Try Surveying

NSW Nurses and Midwives Association

Apprenticeship Support Australia

Master Builders Association


Fewer students accepted into uni based on ATAR

Fewer students accepted into uni based on ATAR

Only 2 out of 3 school leavers use their ATAR alone to get into uni.
That's because universities "are turning to aptitude tests, interviews, portfolios, auditions, bridging courses, essays and bonus point schemes to determine whether a candidate is a good fit for a course."
ATAR can be just one part of the puzzle if you choose, so don't let it dictate all your decisions.
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Surprising careers in nursing

Surprising careers in nursing

Check out this article about some of the interesting places a nursing career could take you –

Food Technologist

Food Technologist

Consider this varied job, allowing you to continually explore and develop new ideas, and combines an interest in food and science

What do they do?

Food technologists are responsible for the research and development of new food and drink products. They also work to improve the quality of existing products, processes, packaging, storage, and safety of foodstuffs.

If you’re a hands-on person, with plenty of patience and persistence, you’re knowledgeable about food and love science – this career could be right up your alley.

Free Apprenticeship Careers Advice

Apprenticeship Support are a Government organisation and they’re offering free consultations with one of their apprenticeship experts.

You fill in a form and then they’ll schedule an appointment with you.

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