Volume 31 Issue 24 12 Aug 2022 15 Av 5782


Claire Pech – Careers Advisor

Open Day season is officially here

I say this every year and I try and give as many reminders as possible: these are the days when decisions are made!

I encourage everyone in Year 12 and in Year 11 to go to the Open Days falling over the next few weeks. 

The Sydney Open Days are being held over the next few weeks. You may want to plan your days around the talks, tours, Q&A sessions and more – some of which you need to register in advance. Here is the full list of Open Days for you to choose from.

Each year I hear students deciding on courses and making big decisions by attending these days. Go to hear, see, look and listen to what the university has to offer. Best wishes and ask as many questions as you need to!

UTS update

I had a meeting with UTS this week about the updates that they are setting for the 2022 intake. The most important piece of information related to their Educational Access Scheme where they are giving 10 adjustment factors (the old bonus points) for anyone who qualifies for EAS.


All merit based schemes are featured below:


Articles, links and dates

Why employers are choosing employers with Autism  

This is a great article in the Sydney Morning Herald championing the work of people who are on the Autism Spectrum, and the many assets that they bring to the workforce: from IT and Data Analytics to a Unit in the Israeli Defence Forces that employs only staff who have ASD. I read with delight the many new initiatives around inclusivity and new ways of embedding the amazing employable traits that people with Autism bring to the world of work.


If you are interested in scholarships, there is a great guide here from Study Work Grow with all of the details.


ACU is running some great HSC seminars in the next holidays which are worth looking at:

Monday 5 September 2022 
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
English Standard – Module C: The Craft of Writing

Tuesday 6 September 2022
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
English Advanced – Module C: The Craft of Writing

Wednesday 7 September 2022
7.00 pm  – 8.30 pm
Mathematics Standard 2 – Topics 1 and 2: Algebra and Measurement

Monday 12 September 2022
7.00 pm  – 8.30 pm
Business Studies – Topics 3 and 4: Finance and Human Resources

Tuesday 13 September 2022
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Legal Studies – Core 1 and 2: Crime and Human Rights

Register here for these sessions online.