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What's Happening at Hawker College?
Friday 07 August 2020

In This Issue:



The New Work Standard – Foundation For Young Australians

FYA have released another report as part of the New Work Order Series. 
In this report FYA look at what young people may need to thrive in the world of work post COVID-19.
Find the Webinar HERE  
Find the Report HERE



National Skills Week in 2020 is from Monday 24th August – Friday 30th August. 
It is a great opportunity to raise the profile and status of vocational learning, along with showcasing the fantastic career opportunities available. 
Vocational Training has a key role to play in our emerging industries, and in future proofing our exiting ones. 
Vocational Education is becoming increasingly important. 
Did you know that 9 out of 10 jobs of the future will require VET qualifications? 
Did you know that VET is now servicing a range of emerging industries to help them grow and find qualified employees?
In our current situation of COVID 19 resulting in the loss of many jobs across Australia, many people have had to look at options to re-skill in areas where jobs have emerged to gain employment or transfer into jobs where they can utilise their existing skills.    
On the 20th July 2020,  Skills Canberra released their Skilled Capital Training List which allocates funding to significantly reduce the cost of qualifications or skill sets that are in demand by employers in the ACT

There are several events happening across National Skills Week that our Hawker students can get involved in which includes:
  • The Year 13 Future of Work Virtual Expo
  • Guest Speakers visiting our Vocational Subjects
  • Home Group Activities
  • Workshops (this will happen in Week 10)
A full report will be provided in our next newsletter!


As we step into the 2020s amidst a radically reshaping world, the Year13 Future of Work Expo will arm young Australians today with the insights needed to thrive in the Australian workforce of tomorrow.

Taking place between August 25 - 27 during National Skills Week, the online event will be an opportunity for youth around the country to gain a behind-the-scenes understanding of their future lifestyle as a worker and an entrepreneur.

Coming off the back of Year13’s Digital Careers Expo which saw over 93,000 attendees explore their post-school options, the Future of Work Expo will promote connectivity between employment, higher education and vocational education and training with a focus on the underlying demand for skills in our workforce.

The three-day event will bring together tens of thousands of high school students, graduates and parents across the country to engage directly with education, employment and travel experience providers.


Alongside live chats and digital exhibitor booths, the Year13 Expo will also host webinars with industry experts, innovative thought leaders and companies leading the charge into the new world of work.

Expo Queries
Email or call Career Links |  4967 1050

Attendee Registration Link

Exhibitor Query (transition related services)

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus

The Future Choices Virtual Transition Expo for Students with Disability is a unique opportunity to continue the delivery of our annual expos, and assist those unable to offer events in other Regional, Rural and Remote areas of NSW/ACT due to COVID-19.
The Future Choices Virtual Transition Expo is presented by Career Links in conjunction with the National Disability Coordination Officer Program, and NSW Department of Education Support Teachers Transition.

This long-running transition Expo is the only event of its kind in the State, attracting over 150 local, state and interstate exhibitors including leading education and training providers. The event connects young people and tertiary graduates with disability to education/training providers, employment services, employers, apprenticeship/traineeship services, disability providers, assistive technology suppliers, government services, and other support services to help them make informed decisions about their future, and highlight the support that is available. The Expo remains online for three months after the live day.

Find the full prospectus HERE



Applications are now open for the Microsoft Traineeship Program

This program has been designed to combine education and on the job experience as a pathway into an IT Career.  Students achieve a CERT IV in Information Technology and some of the latest computing Microsoft qualifications
For Further information CLICK HERE 
Candidate Guide CLICK HERE
Find the Application HERE 


Open days across Australia
Attending open days is an important step towards making decisions about your future education and training. Open days allow you to find out about an institution’s courses and programs, explore campus facilities and speak with current students about their experience.

Due to COVID-19, many institutions are hosting virtual open days this year, where you can do these things online – all without having to travel!

Some institutions may hold events on campus too, so be sure to research the institutions you’re interested in for specific details and dates.

Study Work Grow have released two very helpful guides for students. 

Open Day Planner
Applying to Uni Guide 2021

Chontel has emailed Year 12 students and parents this week outlining the process for university applications across our different states. 
Please contact Chontel if you did not receive this email

DCUS (Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship)

Applications for the Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship (DCUS) opened on 3 August 2020 and will close on 31 August 2020.

Every year, the Department of Defence sponsors civilian undergraduates wishing to undertake engineering or computing & cyber security degrees, to study through the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra Campus.  

As well as providing full tuition costs, the sponsorship provides a bursary and paid work experience. Successful applicants will study alongside cadets at UNSW Canberra i.e. ADFA to obtain their degree and have the opportunity to apply for the Defence Graduate Program on completion. Please note: Students on the DCUS are not military. They are not required to wear uniform, complete any military training, nor is there a return of service obligation.

For more information, you can visit the website HERE



Welcome back for Term 3, I hope this term is shaping up to run more smoothly after the challenge’s schools have faced so far this year. 2020 has thrown some curve balls thus far, and there is some uncertainty for what is to come next.
Even with this in mind, we are seeing more than ever, the thirst young Aussies have to explore their options for after school, both domestically and internationally.

Camp Counselors USA is here to share the world of international summer camping with young Australians through our cultural exchange programs. We work with 1000’s of summer camps in the USA & Canada as well as Croatia, Russia and the UK who are ready to open their gates to international staff once again in 2021.  Much like the schools in Australia, these countries experienced disruption in both school year proceedings and the essential programming of summer camps. Ensuring the successful delivery of summer camps next year is more important than ever. Summer camps are a safe learning environment outside of a school community, where the children are reminded about the importance of human connection and engaging people from other cultures.

Encouraging school leavers to look into their overseas options for the future (not just in 2021) allows them to explore the benefits of international work experience and culture exchange. A great way to share this informative flyer may be on your school’s social media platforms or in your school newsletter. The flyer has hyperlinks that allow students access to our online resources in order to gather more information.

We endeavour to engage students in discussions about the future, not just for a Gap year, but what’s on offer with regards to international work experience during and after university as well.

Other ways we can help and connect:
  • CCUSA’s Events website:  CCUSA has a list of upcoming online information events. These are perfect for any students that may be interested to know more about any of the programs that CCUSA offers. Here is the link to our events page 

Bar Service Course

This course gives participants the knowledge and range of skills required to work in a bar. This is a five week course, one evening per week (four hours). Successful completion of this course achieves the qualification Statement of Attainment - training in Bar Service [extract from SIT30713] which includes the RSA Certificate.

Upcoming Bar Service course:
  • Dates: 19 August - 16 September (Every Wednesday night)
  • Time: 5:30 - 9:30pm
  • Location: CIT Reid, Room K220
  • Cost: $191
  • Block Code/CRN: BAR2

To enrol

Students over the age of 18 can enrol HERE

Students under the age of 18 will need to complete the attached CIT Form, provide copies of 3 forms of ID and submit to Sarah or Druen at the Hawker College Student Services Reception Desk upstairs
  1. Proof of Citizenship (e.g. passport, birth certificate, Medicare card, Australian citizenship certificate) 
  2. Photo ID (Government employee card, driver’s licence, proof of age, working with vulnerable people card) 
  3. Other ID (credit/debit card, health card, utilities bill or statement) 

Love animals enough to learn more?

CIT’s Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20117) is the perfect entry point into the animal care and management industry, which is designed for inclusion in a VET in Schools program. This course will help you turn your nurturing nature into a rewarding career. You’ll gain practical experience working with a variety of animals, and in our dog day care centre with real pets and clients. Learn everything from nutrition to health!

Indicative cost: $1,305
Duration: 1 day a week for 2 semesters

Learn more and enrol.

Ready to learn massage?

Looking for skills that you can use to give a full body massage to your family and friends? CIT’s Introduction to Massage is for you!

You’ll get a taste of working in a real clinic and learn skills for a hobby or future career in massage therapy! Classes are hosted via four convenient evening sessions, delivered over two consecutive weeks.

Students will be enrolled into the subject Recognise Healthy Body Systems HLTAAP001 from the
Certificate IV in Massage Therapy HLT42015.

Register your interest for the next course.

Have an eye for colour, or feel like applying your creativity in a fun new way?

Our 'Flowers in the Marketplace' short course, will teach you how to draw from easily accessible resources in your garden, home, local market or floristry supplier. You will learn to create beautiful flower arrangements, professional enough to sell in an open marketplace!

Date: Every Friday from 14 August to 18 September and Saturday 19 September
Time: 9am-2pm
Where: CIT Bruce, H Block, Room HL18
Indicative Cost: $499 + additional floral materials

This course is non-accredited and non-assessed.

Enrol now

For more information, contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email

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.

Indicative Cost: $810

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Scholarship may be available to eligible female students as well as Indigenous Scholarships for Indigenous students.

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.

The course is currently conducted on Thursdays at CIT Bruce between 9am and 3pm

For more information and to enrol,
contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188,
or email
Address: Murranji St, Hawker ACT 2614
Phone:(02) 6142 0355

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