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What's Happening at Hawker College?
Thursday 4 July 2019

In This Issue:

VLO Programs
Master Builders
International Universities

University News
Study Work Grow
Share the Dignity
Job Spotlights


9 July Spark Horticulture & Land management Intro Program enrolment session 
24 August MBA Open Day
27 August Study Overseas Info Night @ Girls Grammer
31 August CIT Open Day 
Vocational Learning Options (VLO's) Semester 2
VLO's are a great opportunity for students to explore an area of interest. These programs give students the opportunity to develop some great industry skills and achieve competencies towards a qualification. Students spend 1 day a week from anywhere between 10-15 weeks taking part in a program (see individual programs for further details about days and number of weeks). Why not use this opportunity to develop your industry knowledge and employability skills. Students will receive 0.5-1.0 E course points towards their ACT Senior Secondary Certificate. Students can also reduce their subject load by 1 x class. 
The following programs are still open for application
- Nail Art (EOI closes Thursday 4th July)
- Community Care (EOI closes Friday 5th July)
- Design Thinking (Still Open)
- Hairdressing & Social Media Essentials (nearly closed)
- Mechanical Engineering (still Open)
- Plumbing (nearly closed) 
Students need to attend a careers interview with Chontel Green(Careers Advisor @ Hawker College) and complete their EOI Application along with parent endorsement by the due date. Completed applications need to be sent to the ACT Education Directorate by the due date in order to be considered.  Interested students should contact Chontel Green ASAP on so a careers interview can be scheduled.   






The SPARK Training and Employment Initiative proudly supports training and employment initiatives for local people in the Capital region.
Based on this highly successful program in 2018, SPARK in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology are again delivering a training program focused on giving individuals accredited training within the Horticulture and Conservation Land Management sector.  FLYER This program will introduce participants to career options and the range of associated vocational pathways.
Specifically targeting people 17 years of age and over, this program will deliver 7 accredited units from the Certificate III package:
1.       Operate specialised machinery and equipment (AHCMOM305)
2.       Identify Plant Specimens (AHCPCM303)
3.       Control Weeds (AHCPMG301)
4.       Erect Timber Structures & Features (AHCLSC304)
5.       Collect Native Seeds (AHCNAR305)
6.       Co-ordinate work site activities (AHCWRK305)
7.       Recognise Fauna (AHCFAU201)

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • White Card
  • Personal Protective Equipment
This program will commence Monday 29th July 2019 and run 3 days a week (Mon – Wed ) for 17 weeks. The program will be a combination of theory, practical hands on learning and industry work placement. Eligibility criteria apply. Program will be run on site at Ginninderry and at Bruce CIT.
Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for Profile Funding, you must at the time of enrolment be:
  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than six (6) months; or
  • a permanent Humanitarian visa holder; or
  • a person who holds a visa that is identified as being eligible, and
  • at least 17 years of age, and
  • not enrolled in or attending secondary school or college
  • not have completed a Certificate III Horticulture OR Conservation Land Management in the past 10 years
*Please note - a small fee will apply for each successful participant depending on their eligibly.
An enrolment session will be held on Tuesday 9th July 2019 10:30am at Uniting Care Kippax – corner of Luke Street and Hardwick Crescent Holt. It is mandatory that all individuals seeking to be on the program attend the 10:30am session.  This is a 2 part sessions broken into 1.  An information presentation followed by 2.  A selection session for eligible participants.
To book a place or find out more information, please contact Ashleigh at SPARK on 1800 316 900 or email

Join us for the MBA Open Day!
Master Builders ACT will open its doors on Saturday 24 August 10 am – 2 pm as part of this year’s ACT Tertiary Open Day. 
The day will showcase our facilities and you will have the opportunity to listen to a range of guest speakers. 
What's on for the day:
  • Meet the Master Builders team and the 2019 MBA Apprentice of the Year
  • Hear all about the benefits of an Apprenticeship and the opportunities that it can offer
  • Learn about the various trades on offer and the differences that make them the best choice for you
  • Discover the information that you will need to apply for an Apprenticeship with the Master Builders
Date: Saturday 24 August 
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: 1 Iron Knob St, Fyshwick ACT 2609
Register for the Open Day here

For more information contact: 
Karen Freer
Marketing Manager
6175 5970

Bethany Mason
Marketing and Events Coordinator
6175 5968
SAVE THE DATE….. On Tuesday 27 August from 5.30pm Canberra Girls Grammar School is hosting a ‘Study Overseas Information Evening’. The intention of this evening is to provide Year 10, 11 and 12 students and their parents with an opportunity to meet representatives from a range of international tertiary institutions from North America, UK, Asia and Europe.
The event will be free and registration is essential. A registration link will open early in Term 3, details to be advised. A formal invitation will also be sent then.

Any enquiries may be directed to Jessica Dietrich, Careers Adviser at Canberra Girls Grammar School at


Have you registered for Studio19?
Come along to CIT’s creative industries open house, where students can meet our professional staff, use CIT’s First class industry standard facilities, and find out what it’s like to be a CIT student for a day.
Students can choose up to 3 of our one hour workshops!

Application are now open for Semester 2, 2019! 
Visit to see all courses on offer.

Check out our upcoming information and enrolment sessions. 
Visit to search for upcoming sessions


9am - 3pm | CIT REID

Stay tuned for more details!

English for Employment
Develop your English communication skills for the workplace - writing workplace documents, negotiation skills, oral communication, chairing meetings, writing job applications and interview skills
When:   Wednesday evenings, 26 September – 20 November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
Where:  CIT Bruce
Cost:      $77

English for Business Communication
Improve your skills in speaking and writing in a business context. Develop an understanding of and ability in both formal and informal business communication. Increase your employment/study opportunities.
When:   Wednesday evenings, 24 July– 18 September 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
Where:  CIT Bruce
Cost:      $77

English for Science and Technology
Improve your skills in speaking and writing using technical English and Increase your employment/study opportunities in STEM fields.
When:   Wednesday evenings, 24 July– 18 September 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
Where:  CIT Bruce
Cost:      $77
Academic Techniques
Improve your skills in: essay and report writing; research skills; referencing skills; creative and empathetic responses; skills for group work; oral presentation skills; study skills; pathway planning.
When:   16-18 July 2019, 10am – 4pm
Where:  CIT Bruce
Cost:      $77

Mathematics Tutorials for Senior Secondary Students
This three hour weekly tutorial targets tertiary level Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Methods and Specialist Methods students. Individual support is available to students in a tutorial setting with an experienced teacher. Tutorial topics include applied maths, calculus, statistics, algebra, functions and graphs, and probability.
When: Every Wednesday throughout term, from 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Term 3: 22 July – 20 September 2019
Term 4: 23 September – 15 November 2019
Where:  CIT Bruce
Cost:      $77 per term

Chemistry Fundamentals
This four week bridging course provides students with the fundamentals of chemistry for courses at CIT, university and the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate. It is a blend of three weeks online study with one week of face-to-face practical sessions in a chemistry laboratory. Successful completion of this course will give you an ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies record of achievement in Unit 1 Chemistry.
Online study
Week one: 24 - 28 June 2019
Week two: 1 - 5 July 2019
Week three: 8 -12 July 2019
Face-to-Face classes
Week four: 15 - 19 July 2019
Time:  10am - 4pm each day
Location: CIT Bruce
Cost: $143

Register your interest now in one of these courses by contacting:   or visiting:
For more information, please contact CIT Student Services:
(02) 6207 3188 |  
These courses are participatory only; you will not receive a formal qualification. Minimum enrolments are required for courses to proceed.

Do you need to refresh or gain new skills in business and don’t want to enrol into a full qualification? CIT has the business short course for you!

Improve your foundation computing ability, learn in-demand bookkeeping skills or study in CIT’s simulated business environment to gain vital business and administrative skills.

Training in Bookkeeping using MYOB
Start Date: Monday 22 July 2019
Duration: Monday evenings, 22 July - 25 November 2019 (Including two week term break)
Location: CIT Reid, Flexible classes available at CIT Gungahlin
Indicative Cost: $258

Office Administration Skills
Start Date: Monday 29 July 2019
Duration: Monday evenings, 29 July - 6 December (Including two week term break)
Location: CIT Reid
Indicative Cost: $359

Career Skills for Business
Start Date: Tuesday 30 July 2019
Duration: Tuesday evenings, 30 July - 6 December (Including two week term break)
Location: CIT Reid
Indicative Cost: $247

Computing Skills for an Office Environment
Start Date: Wednesday 31 July 2019
Duration: Wednesday evenings 31 July - 6 December (Including two week term break)
Location: CIT Reid
Indicative Cost: $286

Find out more at:

Are you interested in becoming a nurse and looking to contribute to a better future in healthcare?
CIT’s Statement of Attainment training in Introduction to Nursing (Health Services) [from HLT] introduces you to working in the health care sector, with a focus on preparing people to work in nursing or healthcare.
As a part of your learning, you will have the opportunity to work in CIT’s simulated nursing environment. With class attendance just one day a week, over two semesters, you will contribute to meeting the prerequisites to study nursing at CIT.
Indicative Cost : $520
Where: CIT Bruce
Apply now for semester 2, 2019. 

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) 
This course will provide you with skills and knowledge required to serve alcohol in a responsible manner. The course is run over one session (four hours). Successful completion of this course achieves the qualification Statement of Attainment - training in Providing Responsible Service of Alcohol [extract from SIT30713].

Completion of either course will go towards achieving a unit of competency from the Certificate III in Hospitality SIT30616. 

Next RSA Course:
When: Wednesday 10 July 2019,  5:30pm - 9:30pm          
Where: CIT Reid, Room K220
Cost: $75
For more information, please contact CIT Student Services: 
(02) 6207 3188 |
Or visit:

2 week intensive course teaching skills in Music Literacy and Pro Tools!
This music bridging course is ideal for people wanting to develop skills and knowledge in music literacy, be introduced to Pro Tools software for personal interest, or as a taster for further study at the CIT Music Industry Centre.
Featuring four units of competency from the Certificate III in Music Industry (CUA30915). This qualification introduces students to the role of individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context in the music industry!
Statement of Attainment - training in Music Bridging [extract from CUA30915]
Indicative Cost: $517
When: 8 – 19 July 2019
Where: CIT Reid
Apply online and find out more at:

Do you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person?
CIT Yurauna is CIT's dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support centre. If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, CIT Yurauna warmly welcomes you into its community.
CIT Yurauna can help you grow your knowledge, abilities and confidence and guide you along the path to your career of choice through skills training, advice and cultural support.
We can help you develop skills from basic reading and writing to creative writing and cultural art to help you tell your story and express your culture.
Visit an information and enrolment session to learn more and enrol:
Tuesday 23 July 2019, 10am-2pm at CIT Yurauna, F Block, CIT Reid

Industry experts have designed CIT’s customised training workshops for school students to be delivered at school or CIT Bruce. The two units of competency delivered are mandatory for students to enter work sites and are required for students undertaking work experience.
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (CPCCWHS1001)
  • (10675NAT) Course in Asbestos Awareness
Cost: $140
Duration: 6 hour full day plus 4 hour half day
Class size: 20+ or 40 maximum
Students must be 15 years or older to attend this training.
To register your school, or for more information contact:
CIT Student Services: (02) 6207 3188 |

Get ready for the construction industry!
Are you looking to get into the construction industry but not sure where to start? Or do you know someone who is after the right pathway for entry into the industry?
CIT offers the Certificate II in Construction Pathways CPC20211 where you will learn the skills and knowledge required for a range of support tasks, which apply in a variety of construction work industries.
This course can also be completed via an Australian School-Based Apprenticeship (ASBA).
Indicative Cost: $997 | Apprentice/Trainee: $560
The elective options are structured to allow choice from a range of units aligned at the certificate III level, and in total could provide meaningful credit in a construction industry Australian Apprenticeship or pathways to the certificate IV and diploma qualifications.
For more information and to apply, visit: or contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188, or email

‘Speed dating' builds industry connections
The CIT Industry Connections event was uniquely characterised by the speed of interpersonal interactions for recruitment purposes. Employers who met Advanced Diploma of Accounting students interested in securing a work experience placement included: the Canberra Airport, the Planning Institute of Australia, Canberra Vikings, RPS Management, ACT Government and various local accounting firms. Read more.

CIT graduates celebrate their academic achievements!
Graduates from the CIT celebrated their academic success, at CIT's annual Celebration of Achievement at Bruce Hall on 6 June. Read more.

CIT graduate helps the vulnerable to have the best quality of life
Rebecca Manjariotis graduated in 2018 with Certificate III in Community Services (CHC32015) and a Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) and she is passionate about her field. Richmond Fellowship recently recognised Rebecca's commitment to assisting individuals with special needs with an Outstanding Employee Award. Read more.

Bridges built up and knocked down in CIT Bridge Challenge
Following four earlier heats where 56 bridges were tested, the 2019 CIT Construction and Engineering Bridge Challenge saw 17 finalist teams from 14 local high schools compete in a hands-on competition at CIT Bruce. Read more.
Congratulations to the 2019 CIT Bridge Challenge Final Winners:
Strength Award: Melba Copland College
Efficiency Award (Strength to Weight): Daramalan College
Innovation and Aesthetics Award: Canberra Grammar School
Bridge Challenge Champions: Daramalan College
See more photos from the day.

UC Starter Pack
Thinking about applying to UC?
If you are and you accept an offer with them, remember to enter this great competition.
You could win $4,000 goodies. Wouldn’t that be a brilliant start to Uni life.
Here is some of the swag:
  • MacBook Pro 13 inch 128GB + Microsoft Office personal
  • Club Lime 12 Month Multi Club Membership
  • Vintage style cruiser push bike
  • Unisex laptop backpack (Hershal)
  • $250 Textbook Voucher
  • $50 Office works voucher
  • UC Hoodie
  • $50 MyWay public transport pass (ACTION buses and Light Rail)
  • Brumbies rUCkus crew season pass
The competition opened on Monday 1st April 2019 and closes on Sunday 28 January 2020 at 6:00pm AEDT, so make sure you get your entry in on time.
Remember that to enter you must have accepted an offer of a place at UC, then submit your details on this form.
UC Design Competition
Year 11 & 12 students in NSW & ACT are invited to enter the UC Faculty of Arts & Design competition.
All you have to do is submit a piece of work you’re proud of in one of the competition categories. It can be either a school project or an individual work.
You could win a $6,000 Faculty scholarship (must be redeemed within 12 months following Year 12 completion and is subject to successful admission into an Arts and Design degree), as well as cash prizes of $500 for first place winners of each category and a People’s Choice Award and $500 cash prize for the ‘most voted’ entry will also be awarded.
Submissions are open now & you’ll have to submit your work by Friday 18th October 2019. Winners will be announced in November.
The categories are Arts, Built Environment, Communication and Media, and Design.
If you’re applying to UC you could even use your submission to demonstrate your suitability for creative study at UC through the Portfolio Entry option.
To Enter:
  • Complete the online Competition Entry Form
  • Include an explanation of your design and evidence of your creative design process
  • Submit a clear visual representation of your final project (Word or PDF documents/photos/images/links to videos or websites etc).

We're really excited to announce we've just released the Study Work Grow Open Day Guide for 2019. 
We've collected the Where, When & Why for every Open Day at every institution for this Guide, so you can find all the details in one handy place.
There's much more than just the Guide...
We've put together resources to help you plan Open Day season however you like.
For the first time you can access an online version of the Guide, where you can search for events, filter by location, and find them on the map. 

Plus you can:
  • Download a Quick Reference Guide, where you can see every event for each state on just one page. Print the pages you need or the whole Guide
  • Get your copy of the Scheduler and use it to plan your time, plus you can keep all the details you need in one handy place
Students and parents will need to log in to see the online Open Day Finder, and they can quickly and easily set up their free membership on your school's Careers Hub: 

Your Careers Hub:
Your School Code: HAWC19

If you'd like to speak with the team about anything, or if you have any problems downloading your copy of the Guide please reach out to us and we'll be happy to help. 
Lucy from Study Work Grow
Phone: 0432 860 108
Share The Dignity Volunteering
Share The Dignity is currently looking for volunteers to join their team from all across Australia. They operate in all states and territories and currently have no office premises. This means that everyone works at home; from kitchen benches and sofas.
Ready to put your hand up for change?
  • Do you have a minimum of 3hrs a week to volunteer and make a difference?
  • Do you have access to the internet on a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device?
  • Do you have a passion to help women and girls in need?
If you answered yes to all then Share The Dignity wants you to join their team! To get involved, read more and apply here.
What do they do?
Electricians plan, install, maintain, repair, test and commission electrical and electronic equipment and systems for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes.
Everyday Australians wouldn’t have access to the lights, televisions, appliances and equipment that are essential to modern life without them.
If you enjoy working with your hands, being out and about, and like solving problems, becoming an electrician could be a great decision.
  • Test, repair and maintain electrical equipment
  • Installing and testing electrical systems and their components
  • Removing potential electrical hazards
  • Read electrical, architectural and mechanical diagrams, drawings or specifications to determine job requirements
  • Plan the layout of wiring systems
  • Test for, locate and repair electrical malfunctions
  • Install electrical and electronic control systems and insulated cables
  • Install electrical equipment such as storage heaters, water heaters, electrical signs, switchboards and motors
  • Install and connect lighting, switches, power outlets, conduits, cable trays, ladder racks, circuit breakers and emergency lighting
  • Identify and assemble electrical and electronic components and appliances required for jobs
  • Maintain automated production processes
  • Install voice and data cabling
Skills required: 
  • Maths
  • Technically minded
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Good eyesight and normal colour vision
  • Logical thinking and diagnostic ability
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Precise and attention to detail
  • Work independently or as part of a team
  • Physically fit
  • Good communication skills
  • Accurate report writing & inventory detailing for invoicing
  • Maintain high safety standards at all times
Complete a 4-year Australian Apprenticeship. Including successful completion of a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician. Completion of Year 10 including Maths is required.
Universities and other educational institutions also run programs designed for want to be electricians. They include hands-on training and classroom-based learning to prepare graduates for work.
In order to work (regardless of your qualification / pathway) you’ll then need to qualify for an Electricians License by completing an LEA Assessment.
Average salary:
Automotive Electricians average $54,288 per year (Source:
General Electricians average $72,800 per year (Source:
Job growth in this area is moderate (source:

What do they do?
Surgeons perform surgery to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, and improve human functioning and appearance.
If you have a steady hand, an inquiring mind, and work well under intense pressure then surgeon might be the career for you.
  • examine patients to determine medical state, necessity of surgery, and surgical risk
  • analyse patient medical history, allergies and examination results to decide best courses of action
  • consulting with Anaesthetists regarding the correct anaesthesia for patients
  • selecting the best operational procedures and performing operations
  • prescribe pre-operative and post-operative treatments to patients including sedatives and antibiotics
  • refer patients to other medical specialists and exchange relevant medical details
  • explaining risks to patients
  • examining instruments, equipment, and surgical set-up to ensure that antiseptic and aseptic methods have been followed
  • instructing other medical, nursing and associated staff regarding the preparation of patients and instrument and equipment requirements
  • prescribing post-operative care, and observing and investigating patients’ progress
  • maintaining records of operations performed
  • may specialise in particular types of operations
Skills required:
  • good communication skills
  • high ethical standards
  • compassionate towards others
  • high level of motivation and self-discipline
  • excellent hand-eye coordination, excellent vision and visuospatial awareness
  • above average dexterity
  • good organisational ability and decision-making skills
  • emotional resilience, a calm temperament and the ability to work well under pressure
  • physical stamina to cope with the demands of surgery
  • the ability to lead and manage a team effectively
Surgery is a challenging and rewarding career, requiring commitment, discipline and compassion. Surgical training usually takes five to six years following completion of a medical degree.
The steps are:
  • Complete a medical degree & internship, obtain medical license
  • Work and train in a clinical setting as a resident – usually a hospital – for two to three years.
  • Apply to the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS) Surgical Education and Training (SET) program (or other accredited course) during your third ‘postgraduate’ year (PGY3) after university.
  • If your application to enter SET is successful, you will choose to train in one of the nine surgical specialties including (5+ years full-time):
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery – surgery inside the chest including heart and lungs
  • General Surgery – abdominal contents including oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland
  • Neurosurgery – nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.
  • Orthopaedic Surgery – muscles and bones
  • Otolaryngology – head and neck surgery
  • Paediatric Surgery – surgeries on babies, children and adolescents
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urology – kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, urethra, testes
  • Vascular Surgery – arteries and veins
  • Receive fellowship
  • This training occurs primarily in public hospitals and usually takes at least five or six years. Following successful completion of SET you will become a Fellow and be accredited to practise independently as a surgeon.
Average salary:
Varies depending on speciality, institution, location, overtime and bonuses.
General Surgeon $154,027 (Source:
Neurosurgeon: $242,200 (range $60,402 to $502,004) (Source: MEDIQ Financial Services)
Surgeons $398,866 (Source:
Future growth: stable (source:
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