Starting to think about the journey from high school to work can be extremely daunting, but it does not have to be! As you navigate through these important years, the decisions you make today will shape your future.

The Careers Hub aims to equip you with valuable insights, resources, and tips to help you feel comfortable in pursuing a career, while asking questions along the way. Whether you are pondering potential career paths, seeking advice on tertiary admissions, or looking for tips on enhancing your skills, we are here to help!

The Careers Hub will feature:

Guildford Grammar School Careers Expo

The Guildford Grammar School Careers Expo will take place on Monday 17 June from 1.30pm to 4.00pm in the Senior School Gymnasium. The event will be for all Year 10 to 12 students, with their parents able to attend from 3.30pm.

This is the perfect opportunity for our Year 10 students to chat to industry and education providers before making their subject selections. More information will be released shortly.

University and VET News

All WA Universities will be open for applications for 2025 on 1 May. The first offers (early offers) will not be made until 2 September. Further rounds will be made following this initial date. Most early offers will be conditional – students must carefully read their offer letter, so they know what is required. Please note, not all courses are available for early offer.

Year 12 students applying to ECU, Curtin, Murdoch and UWA must apply through TISC. If you are applying for WAAPA then this is done directly through ECU. For the University of Notre Dame, applicants can choose to apply directly to the university, or via TISC. Please note, the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Assured Pathway) is not eligible for early entry and applications are made via TISC.

Personalised letters for Year 12 students from TISC will be released later in the year – more information soon.

Here is a snapshot of what is taking place at our universities and in VET this year:

InstitutionChanges for 2024
The University of Western AustraliaMature age students are now accepted based on life experience.
The introduction of microcredentials that can be used to gain credits towards a degree, whilst still in high school.
Edith Cowan UniversityECU is now in preparation to open the Perth City campus in 2026.
All of WAAPA and some business courses will be offered at this campus.
Business and Law is the biggest school at ECU and is now gaining international recognition.   
Curtin UniversityCurtin is planning to undertake a change in culture to build on the achievements of Prime Minister, John Curtin.
Continuation of the reputation of academic excellence, particularly in the areas of Commerce and Engineering.
TAFE WAThere are more Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses now delivering credits to university courses, including VET Nursing qualifications and IT courses, that open entry to university.
Many VET courses are currently free which is enabling career advancement in technical skills.  

Important Update – The Universities Accord

A new report published by the Minister of Education that looks at reforming the higher education section to meet Australia’s future needs. The report has found that significant changes are needed across several sectors where we will experience significant growth and subsequent chronic shortages.

This has shown that we need to ensure our post-school (higher education) pathways are equitable and innovative to meet skill, knowledge and intellectual ambition.

University Open Days

The University of Notre Dame

Edith Cowan University

The University of Western Australia

Most Popular University Courses in WA (2024)

University CourseApplications
UWADoctor of Dental Medicine via Bachelor of Biomedicine (Specialised)2,284
CurtinBachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery1,667
CurtinBachelor of Commerce1,118
CurtinBachelor of Engineering (Honours)1,102
UWABachelor of Commerce1,063
UWABachelor of Engineering (Honours)1,043
UWABachelor of Science1,025
UWABachelor of Biomedical Science922
CurtinBachelor of Science (Nursing)890
CurtinBachelor of Biomedical Sciences852

Perth Careers Expo – 16 to 19 May 2024

The 2024 Careers Expo will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. This is Perth’s largest and longest running careers, education, training and employment expo. The event welcomes 10,000 visitors a year and attracts:

Entry is free. For more information, click below.

Law Week – 15 to 21 May – The Law Society

The Law Society provides an opportunity to place a spotlight on issues affecting access to justice in the community. A list of weekly events can be found on their Facebook page.

Senior School Opportunities for Students

UCAT Test 2024 Registrations

The University Clinical Aptitude Test registrations are now open for 2024. The three pathways into Medicine that require the UCAT include:

The testing begins on 1 July and runs through to 9 August. Bookings close 17 May.

Career Conversations Information

This is a free event from the Education Department for parents, students and community in your local area. Registrations open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. Refreshments are provided!

Location: Bentley Technology Park – Global Streaming Room, The Hub, 2 Brodie-Hall Drive, Bentley

Rockingham Jobs Fair

Discover local employers looking to recruit new employees and apprentices. Government departments, education providers, and businesses will all be in attendance. For more information, click below.

Location: Gary Holland Community Centre, Rockingham from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

Defence Force Work Experience

The Defence Force Work Experience Program provides young Australians interested in Defence as a future career, the opportunity to sample life in Defence and learn more about the ADF and APS. See opportunities here.

Curtin Focus on Mining (2024)

The Focus on Mining Camps are five-day residential camps for high school students to experience what it’s like to study and work in the mining industry in WA. Students get to tour mine sites, participate in hands on workshops, and meet industry leaders. This is for Year 11 and 12 students who have an interest in engineering and who would like an introduction into the mining and resources sector.

WAAPA EXPLORE Music Short Courses 2024

Whether you’re a singer or instrumentalist, a classical musician or contemporary musician, WAAPA’s acclaimed staff present a range of free workshops to help you prepare for your WACE exams, WAAPA audition, master your instrument, or just have fun. To see the full list of courses and to book your place, click below.

ECU STEM One Day Workshop

Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to a STEM Workshop where students can explore activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Register your interest here.

Career News – Changes in the Job World!

Interested in Working in Aged Care?

Aged care workers have won their years-long Fair Work case for a wage increase of up to 28.5% for the entire sector. This makes work in aged care much more financially viable, as pay rates increase to $32.52 an hour!

The Most In-Demand Jobs According to LinkedIn

Four of the top 10 jobs with the fastest-growing demand are in-person roles, with two in food service (deli clerk and barista) and two in health care (optometrist and hospice nurse). Sales managers, sales specialists and IT skills continue to be in high demand.

Top 5 Fastest Growing Salaries According to SEEK