From the Careers Office

Dr David Short – Careers Guidance Counsellor


Top Career Opportunities in Sport

A career in sports is the top aspiration of thousands of young people across the country. You don’t have to be an athlete to get a job in sports, and you don’t have to be the one in a million who becomes a professional to get into the game. In fact, the range of job types and sectors in the sports, fitness and athletics fields are open to all kinds of skills, attributes and abilities.
Is there a specific personality one needs to make sport and fitness a career?
In our opinion every personality type can have a role in this growing industry. It doesn’t matter which personality type a student is, there is a sport and fitness career out there that will suit their personality and sporting interests. Leaving aside the sports person, the supporting cast can be segmented into these career types.

1. Health and Fitness …comprises physical therapists, psychologists, nutritionists, doctors, strength and conditioning coaches and rehabilitation therapists.
2. Coaching and Training …can be former professional sports people or people who have qualified to coach a particular discipline, athletic trainers, tacticians and data analysts.
3. Science …includes exercise science, biomechanics, sports engineers, clothing footwear and equipment specialists, injury prevention and recovery specialists, musculoskeletal specialists.
4. Sports Management and Administration… Fortunately for job seekers, many professional sports are big businesses. They need administrators and managers to run. Everything from a stadium management, food and ticket sales, merchandise sales, managing equipment, video and scoreboard, off and on-field umpires, rules officials and linespersons. Sport is business and the business of sport is full of opportunities.
5. Media and Marketing… is essential to sports and requires talented people to live stream, promote, produce, announce, write, commentate and photograph. Sport employs every medium to engage with spectators and fans. Behind the scene, business and marketing managers run everything from events, hospitality, sponsorship, media announcements, player information and transfers to functions, awards, community and school engagement programs.


University of Sydney

Studying engineering, computing or project management at the University of Sydney will provide your students with the highest technical skills through both theory and practice, preparing them for the jobs of tomorrow.

The Faculty of Engineering & IT is holding a series of live webinar discussions with our leading academics and current students on 15, 16 and 17 April. This is a great opportunity for prospective students to find out what our undergraduate degrees are really like and have their questions answered.

Students will learn about (but not limited to):

• Course structure of degrees (see below)
• Our Flexible First Year degree option, perfect for those who aren’t quite sure what they want to specialise in
• The faculty’s flagship Leadership Scholarship worth $18,000/year
• Our award-winning Professional Engagement Program
• Our industry engagement programs like Jacaranda Flame Consulting and the Engineering Sydney Industry Placement Scholarship

Event details

Students can choose one or more live webinar sessions based on their interests:

• 15 April, 6 – 7pm AEST (UTC+10)
Bachelor of Advanced Computing

• 16 April, 6 – 7pm AEST (UTC+10)
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Biomolecular)

• 17 April, 6 – 7pm AEST (UTC+10)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and/or Bachelor of Engineering (Software)

• 17 April, 7 – 8pm AEST (UTC+10)
General Engineering and Computer Science at Sydney. This webinar will focus on scholarships, industry immersed programs, Flexible First Year and the Dalyell program

Webinars open to Years 9 – 12 and their parents.

Australia National University (ANU)

There are two recordings of webinars on the Virtual Open Day website (and several more planned) that I believe would be very interesting for your students interested in ANU:
Applying to ANU: Meeting the Co-curricular or Service Requirement – Host: David McLean

In this session we will assist you in completing the co-curricular or service section of your ANU application; we will discuss how you can check if you’ve met the requirement and the types of supporting documentation that you will need to provide. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of our Domestic Admissions Team.

To participate, students just need to login at the Virtual Open Day Website ( and click on the Webinar tab at the top.

Griffith University

Applying to Griffith as an international student
International students have three options when applying to study at Griffith:

• Apply directly using the online application form on our website
• Apply through a registered Griffith international agent
• Apply through QTAC or UAC

International students applying directly or through an international agent can submit their application to Griffith International at any time during year 12. For those applying through QTAC or UAC, Griffith International will make a conditional offer for the student’s highest course preference in November.

Entry requirements for international students

• Academic entry requirements: offers will be conditional on last year’s OP cut-off
• English entry requirements: 4 SA in Senior English or English for ESL Learners; or an approved English language test
» Visit to find out more or contact Samantha Milton at [email protected]

VET pathways for high school students

Griffith recognises the skills and knowledge gained through Vocational Education and Training (VET) as a highly effective pathway to university. While Griffith encourages high school students to achieve an OP or ATAR, we will continue our policy of recognising stand-alone VET qualifications completed at high school. Students that complete a Certificate III, IV or Diploma and meet the English prerequisite may be eligible for a place in a range of Griffith degrees.
» Find out more at and view the list of eligible degrees

Open studios at Queensland College of Art (QCA) South Bank campus

Queensland College of Art (QCA) is opening its studios for the public to view student artists at work at our South Bank campus as part of Brisbane Art Design (BAD) 2019.
QCA prepares the next generation of visual artists to influence social change through creative art. As one of Australia’s top ranking and largest dedicated art and design schools, QCA has been challenging the boundaries of art and design education since its foundation in 1881.

Some of the artforms featured during the Open Studios at QCA include Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art, Painting, Drawing, Jewellery and Small Objects, Expanded Practice, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photographic Art Practice, Advertising Photography, and Documentary Photography. Whatever you’re studying, student tutors can help you succeed. Our students are highly knowledgeable in a range of areas and boast specialist skill sets that can help you with your studies.

11 May and 18 May 2019
9 am – 12 pm
Buildings S02 and S03
Griffith University, South Bank campus

University of Queensland (UQ)
Changes to Bonded Medical Places (BMP)

As of January 2020, the Bonded Medial Places (BMP) program will be reformed as part of measures announced in the 2018/19 Federal budget.
Under this program, a small percentage of medicine students enter into an agreement with the Federal Government to do a period of service in a geographic area of high need – usually regional or rural areas.

The existing agreement currently requires students to complete 12 months return of service within an area of workforce shortage. Under the new scheme, students accepted into a bonded place from 2020 will be required to complete 3 years return of service

The new scheme will also introduce an interactive web portal and other digital communication channels to help bonded students better understand and manage their bonded obligations.
All existing BMP Scheme participants will have the opportunity to opt-in to the new arrangements which aim to encourage more doctors to work and stay in rural and remote areas.
Discover more.

European Double Degrees

As part of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Master of Engineering program, students are now offered the exciting opportunity to study overseas with one of our premier European partners.
Selected students will spend at least three semesters studying in either Germany, France or Sweden. Students will gain an invaluable global perspective, international industry experience, and will graduate with two master degrees – one from the partner university and one from The University of Queensland.

Experience Science – register now

Experience Science is a free event which provides students in Years 10 -12 with the opportunity to discover what studying science is like at The University of Queensland (UQ).
Programs will be held on July 12, 16, 17 and 18. This event is facilitated by experts from UQ and industry, and provides hands-on, interactive science workshops.

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