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What's Happening at Hawker College?
Friday 24 July 2020

In This Issue:


First Aid COURSE


CAREER STARTER PROGRAM Department of Finance 


First Aid - Thursday 20th August

Welcome to Semester 2! 
We are now back into the full swing of things and have certainly been a hive of activity this week. 
We have had lots of enquiries this week about university, work experience part time jobs, ASBA’s, apprenticeships and Year 12 post school planning.

Just before the holidays, the finalists for the ACT Training Awards were announced.  We had eight students nominated from Hawker College this year.  Two of our students have been named as finalists. 
Congratulations to Blake Frantz and Nathan Woodward. 
Blake is undertaking his CERT III in Business and is employed by the ACT Education Directorate. 
Nathan is employed at one of our local schools and is undertaking a CERT II in Horticulture. 
Both boys will be recognised at the ACT Training Awards on the 10th September. 
We would also like to recognise our other wonderful students that were nominated by their employers – Georgia Ugov, Kira Williams, Ellie Pietrukowski, Tara Speldewinde, Abbie De Josselin and Dylan Newell. 
They have all been wonderful ambassadors for not only our ASBA program but for Hawker College. 

We are running our final First Aid Course for students here at the college on Thursday 20th August.  A copy of the course and payment information is included in this newsletter. 

We will also have our final RSA course for the year running during term 4 on 12th November.  Course and payment information will available towards the end of the term. 

Student bookings to see Chontel or Robyn can be done via our Careers Website or in person via Sarah at the reception desk upstairs.

To discuss Work Experience or ASBA opportunities students can see Robyn.
To discuss college packages / subjects, ATAR estimates, pathways to university, full time traineeships / apprenticeships, employment, career exploration or post school planning students, can see Chontel.

If you haven’t had an appointment with Chontel this year, you are encouraged to make an appointment during this semester. 
She would love to see you!
 Hawker College Careers Team
                        Chontel Green                                Robyn Donohoe                  
               Transition & Careers Officer             WEX / ASBA Coordinator      
Sarah Dawson
Careers Team Administration

And we are back! 
We now have the green light to go ahead with work experience placements. 
Students can do some research by looking at the opportunities available on InPlace which can be accessed via student digital backpack


We have attached the Workplace Learning and InPlace Student Guide which will assist students to explore the database.
We highly recommend that ALL students undertake at least 2 x work experience placements during their college studies as it enables students to test potential career choices against the realities of the workplace.
Work Experience also forms part of a student’s broader career education. Work Experience contributes to the requirements of the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or a vocational education and training (VET) qualification for those undertaking vocational classes at the college. 


A work placement can help you:
  • • explore the world of work first-hand
  • • gain relevant skills, knowledge and capabilities
  • • gain valuable experience in an area of work you are interested in
  • • become more employable
  • • transition more successfully from school to work
  • • connect with potential employers
  • • learn about workplace expectations, rights and responsibilities
  • • understand career and training pathways and the role of work in society
  • • relate school learning to life beyond school.
Students can reach out to our Work Experience Coordinator Robyn Donohoe for further information or support with placements.

If students have any issues with accessing the Inplace database please let Robyn know. 


First Aid COURSE @ Hawker College Term 3 2020  

This course is scheduled for Thursday 20th August and will take place in the Study Support Room up in the Humanities Area. 
This course will cover the following competencies, which are recognised nationally. This qualification is valid for 3 years from the date of issue. 
Students will need to complete a pre-course booklet.  You will be contacted to come and pick up a first aid manual and the pre-course booklet from the upstairs Student Services Area once you have paid at the front office. 
  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
This course will start at 9:00am and finish at 3:00pm.  
Students MUST COMPLETE the pre-course work prior to the day.     
The cost of this course for students is $70 and will need to be paid to the front office by Monday 10th August.
Please note this course will be capped at 16 participants (we also need 9 participants for the course to go ahead)

Click here to download the full flyer for more information

Back in May during National Careers Week, Year 13 hosted an amazing Expo which had some fantastic webinars. 
The webinars are now available to view here.

Make sure you check out Hawker College Year 12 student Blake Frantz who featured as part of the expo webinar series.  Blake spoke about his journey so far as an Australian School Based Apprentice and how this has given him the motivation to finish school. You can check it out here.

There are opportunities at 3 locations

What we do?
We service all garden power equipment including chainsaws, brush cutters, blowers, generators, lawnmowers, etc.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for High school or College students who are motivated, reliable and have good communication skills. Students must be interested in undertaking an Australian School based Apprenticeship. 
What do you do?
The successful applicant would undertake an Australian School based Apprenticeship in ‘Small Engine Mechanics.’ They will work in the workshop 2 days a week and attend CIT at Fyshwick 1 week a month. When they have completed their schooling, this would become a 5 day a week position and they would continue with CIT to complete the apprenticeship.
Prior Knowledge and/or Experience?
To make sure you understand the position, enjoy the working environment and are deemed suitable, we would ask that you engage in ‘work experience’ for at least 1 week during 2020.
If you are interested: 
email Robyn from the Hawker College Careers area as soon as possible

CCUSA offer unique programs designed to teach leadership, professional development and work-related skills. 
In today’s society, communication, collaboration and creativity are critical for success in the work force.
Many Australian’s believe a GAP year experience between high school and tertiary studies - or after graduating university, before entering the work force- is effective in gaining these important skills.  Working or volunteering overseas is also useful in guiding students in personal growth and deciding on a study or career path.

Creating career path experiences is something CCUSA specialises in.  Each program is outlined for students to review, along with the outcome of each program, explaining what skill they will obtain from their experience. All programs provide a stable platform for Australian’s to successfully transition from high school/university into the workforce - and ensures they use their GAP year constructively. 

Department of Finance (ACT Government)

This program is for current year 12 students who on track to graduate in December 2020.  Employment commences in 2021. 
This is a great opportunity for students wishing to gain entry in the Public Service. 
Applications will open on Monday 27 July 2020 and close at 11:30pm (AEST) Sunday 9 August 2020.

The Department of Finance will host two Virtual Candidate Information Sessions via GovTEAMS (Microsoft Teams) for participants to learn more about the recruitment process, the Career Starter Program, hear from current Career Starters and to ask any questions that they may have.

See website for further details
Download Career Starter Brochure here.


Interested in an Australian School Based Apprenticeship or Full Time Apprenticeship / Traineeship?

AATis have some great resources which include

            For more information on the grants program visit:
Or phone ACT Office for Women on 6205 1075
Applications close on 28 August 2020



Dear Year 12 Students,

At ICMS we have three exciting things to tell you about that will help you set yourself up for the future:
  1. Scholarship applications are now open!
  2. Early Entry, the Leadership Entry Program and the Elite Athelete/Performer Program are now open - for those who want an offer before finals.
  3. Open Day is on the 9th August and it'll be an online and on-campus event.

Download full brochure HERE to read more

Please see below Defence Force Recruiting’s Virtual Information National Schedule for the month of July.
All centres across Australia share the schedule in hosting and prospects/candidates can register to any session as the information is the same across Australia.
We are currently using a platform called Google Meets and once you have registered, on the day of the information session we will send you the link to the virtual session. ** Are all the sessions hosted by the NSW/ACT team.
To register for an info session please click on the following link and scroll to the bottom of the page and find the session you would like to register too.  


Despite current restrictions, EducationUSA is still here to support students interested in a U.S. college pathway. During the school holiday we hosted a Virtual Week which allowed students to hear directly from U.S. university admissions specialists on a variety of topics including U.S. university applications, finance, college sports, Arts programs, STEM programs and many more.

The sessions were all recorded and can be accessed here
If students would like individual advice they are still able to access free advising phone appointments Monday - Wednesday, which can be booked here 


Virtual Open Days

This year ACU is running Virtual Open Days in line with social restrictions.
The Virtual Open Days will offer you an in-depth experience from anywhere, whether that be in the comfort of your home, while you sip a latte at your favourite café, or lounge at the beach.

On the day you can:
  • chat with current students and staff
  • learn more about our courses
  • discuss your options with experts
  • check our videos and virtual campus tours
  • join online presentations and Q&A sessions
We will be holding three Virtual Open Day events
  • Saturday 29 August -  9am – 3pm
  • Saturday 5 September -  9am – 3pm
  • Saturday 12 September -  9am – 3pm


ANU Virtual Open Week 22-28 August 2020

Find out what ANU has to offer during the ANU Virtual Open Week, taking place Saturday 22 August to Friday 28 August.
Our interactive day is Saturday 22 August with Q&A sessions with our students, campus accommodation tours and information about internships and double degrees. During the week, we'll also cover ANU student life, how to start building a successful career while at university and degree specific webinars from our Colleges.

Register for more information HERE 

Download full ANU newsletter HERE


VIRTUAL OPEN DAY - SAVE THE DATE -  Saturday 22 August 2020

We are very excited to be holding our virtual Open Day on Saturday 22 August 2020.
Because we are unable to warmly welcome you onto our campus due to COVID-19, we will be bringing our campus to you in the comfort of your own home.
You and your students will also be able to continue to engage with all of the pre-recorded information sessions and live chat from Sunday 23 August through to Friday 28 August.
We are asking for you and your students to save the date! Keep an eye out for further details to come.

Students are now eligible to enter the Bachelor of Building and Construction Management via the Portfolio Entry pathway.
This change now means that students may gain entry into any course within the Faculty of Arts and Design via the Portfolio Entry pathway. 
The annual competition for creative Year 11 and 12 students is back again, with a new name and a whole new suite of prizes!
Students are invited to submit their best creative work (as part of a school project or their own creative work) for the chance to win study grants towards a Faculty of Arts and Design degree as well as a range of cash prizes.
Submissions open in July!

  •  July Indigenous Winter Camp  > 6 July            
  •  Conquering Code Workshop for Girls  > 10 July
  •  Resources Engineering Information Session  > 30 July         
  •  Monash Information Evening  > 11 August
Monash Information Evenings are the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered on everything you wanted to know about undergraduate study at Monash.

These events will now be run as webinars until the end of August.

Register to attend a date that's convenient for you to hear about:
•    Monash courses
•    How to apply and access schemes
•    Student life
•    Accommodation options

Download full MONASH newsletter HERE

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Save the dates! We’re delighted to announce that Open Day 2020 will be an interactive digital experience held over three days:
  • Saturday 29 August -  10am – 2pm
  • Sunday 30 August - 10am - 2pm
  • Monday 31 August - 4–7pm

While we’re changing the way students access Open Day, they can still expect to receive a unique look into Monash life as a student with:
  • Interactive Q&A panels, online lectures and information sessions about courses, student life, scholarships and support services
  • Live chat with current Monash students, alumni, academics and support staff to have their questions answered
  • Virtual campus tours and walk-throughs of our buildings and learning spaces
  • A 360-degree immersive display of our award-winning A Future Without Change exhibition
  • A swag bag to fill-as-you-go with digital course guides and brochures
  • Student ambassadors to help guide their digital experience on the day

Students will have the flexibility to personalise their experience to match their interests, and the freedom to explore our campuses at their own pace, from the comfort of their own home.

We encourage students interested in attending Open Day 2020 to register to receive event updates.




Check our undergraduate events page for upcoming webinars and recordings of past sessions.

Parent Information Session

Join us for this session where we will provide some helpful tips on supporting your child as they finish their high school studies and embark on their journey to university.

Tuesday 4 August, 6.00pm-7.00pm


Sydney Scholars Award - applications open early! 
Our flagship suite of scholarships have opened early for applications. Students can join us for a workshop in early August or apply now!

Admission pathways and entry requirements

NEW! Creative Arts Special Admissions Scheme 
This new scheme offers talented Year 12 students a chance to enter music and visual arts degrees based on audition and portfolio prior to getting their ATAR.
Learn more >>

Future Leaders Scheme Nominations open 1 August!
This scheme is for nominated school captains and Dux students at high schools in Australia, who apply through UAC.
Learn more >>

Elite Athletes and Performers Scheme Applications open 1 August!
For athletes or performers whose rehearsal, training and/or competitive commitments have significantly impacted their Year 12 studies.
Learn more >>

Gadigal Program 
This entry pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is now administered through UAC. 
Applications for early conditional offers close on Sunday 9 August.
Learn more >>

Changes to 2021 entry for Bachelor of Oral Health For 2021 entry only, all eligible applicants must attend the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) via Zoom. Eligible international and domestic applicants will participate in September and December respectively.
Ask a question >>

Courses, workshops and information sessions for students

Tertiary Jazz Pre-Audition Workshop 
This workshop includes discussion and demonstration, a Jazz aptitude test and the opportunity to have your mock audition critiqued by members of the Conservatorium staff. Saturday 1 August, 2.00-5.00pm

Scholarships Workshop 
Join us for a practical session where we will use the Sydney Scholars Award to work through tips and examples for scholarship applications. Tuesday 6 August, 5.00pm-6.00pm

Languages at Sydney: Go Global 2020 
Languages can give a competitive edge in our globalised world. With 15 language options available.
Register by 10 August to join our language immersion webinars and Q&A. 
Monday 17 – Thursday 20 August, 4.00pm

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