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What's Happening at Hawker College?
Thursday 19 March 2020

In This Issue:

University of Canberra Information
Australian Careers Service
ADF Gap Year
Academy for Enterprising Girls
SPARK Women in Civil Construction


4 March -  2021 ANU Domestic Undergraduate applications open & close 25 May
2 April - SPARK Women in Civil Construction Enrolment Session 10:30am-12:30pm
22 August - University of Canberra Open Day 9am-4pm

Life isn’t always kind to everyone. If you’ve experienced an exceptional situation or event during your high school period, particularly in Years 11 or 12, you may not be able to perform to the best of your abilities. And that could affect your ATAR.

You don’t have to miss out on achieving your career goals if circumstances beyond your control mean that you’ve been held back in your studies or exams.
Exceptional doesn’t always mean better
When you’re at school you might hear about exceptional students and link them with being high achievers, and you’d be right – but that’s not all there is to it.

Exceptional circumstances can also be unusual, out of the ordinary, not your everyday occurrences.

So even if you’re not one of the top academic achievers at school, don’t dismiss the word as not applying to you. Because if you’ve been unfortunate and suffered in any way, then your case may be exceptional too.

Click here for more information
Workplace Learning Program Suspension

Find out how, where and when you need to apply to get an offer before everyone else. Click here for more information.

Click here to access the Early Entry 2021 Quick Reference Guide with opening and closing dates for applications.

The Co-op Scholarships Guide for 2021 is available here.

It's jam-packed full of the most exclusive and juicy scholarships on offer to school leavers for 2021 University entry.

We've checked with every university in Australia to bring you the comprehensive list of every scholarship that's out there. These scholarships have some fantastic benefits, including:
  • Generous financial support (up to $80,000)
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Mentorships and extra support from staff
  • Exclusive access to networking, events, and insights
  • Accommodation support
  • Work Experience throughout your degree
  • and more
In the Guide, you'll find every detail you need including open and closing dates, essential links, eligibility info and a summary of the benefits for each scholarship.




As the new school year officially ramps up, we wanted to reach out regarding the opening of our domestic undergraduate applications on 4 March for commencement in 2021.

Following the inaugural launch of our new direct application process for domestic students last year, we’ve had the opportunity to listen to your feedback and refine our process.

With this in mind, we are happy to advise you of the following:
  • We’ve created a video walkthrough of the application portal to help you to better understand the system and know what to expect in the process - you can easily share this with your students as well.
  • We’ve refreshed and expanded the activities that meet our co-curricular or service requirement 
  • We’ve developed State/Territory specific forms to support uploading Year 11 results – helping make the process more efficient.
What’s next?
We encourage you to view our website for a detailed overview of the domestic direct application process.
Key points to consider:
  • Applications for 2021 domestic undergraduate open 4 March and close
    25 May.
  • There is no charge for submitting an application.
  • Applications are open to domestic school leavers studying an Australian Year 12 qualification or the International Baccalaureate.
  • There is only one application for ANU that includes admission, guaranteed
    on-campus accommodation and access to over 200 scholarships in one form.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about this process and we’d be happy to speak with you.

Contact us
Future Student enquiries: 1800 620 032


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - ETB001

This new IT course offering allows students to choose their specialisation from either Robotics and Artificial Intelligence or Network and Software Engineering. 

Bachelor of Landscape Design - 290JA

Bachelor of the Built Environment (Landscape Architecture) - ABB003 has been suspended and has been replaced with the Bachelor of Landscape Design.


Master of Strength and Conditioning - HLM401
This is a new course offering the opportunity for current and future coaches to gain industry level experience and develop their knowledge and skills in line with key competencies of the profession. 
Master of Applied Clinical Epidemiology (Sport) - HLM201

This is a new course co-designed with Australia's leading health practitioners.



Did you know that science graduates from the Faculty of Science and Technology rank in the top four nationally for employment? Or that our computer and information systems graduates rank in the top five nationally! The Faculty of Science and Technology has a commitment to experiential teaching to ensure “work ready, world ready, future ready” graduates! 



Held from 9am-4pm Saturday, 22 August 2020
UC Open Day is a once-a-year opportunity to see what it’s like to live, study, and work in the nation’s capital.

It’s your chance to experience life at the University of Canberra first-hand. You’ll get the chance to explore the campus and discover the different courses, career opportunities, latest innovations, displays, clubs, and so much more!  
The Australian Careers Service

We’re delighted to announce the introduction of webinars on the ACS website in 2020! This offering gives all members the opportunity to learn from various industry bodies, education providers and employers, regardless of your location and availability.

Q&A with Crimson Education

Want to know what it takes to get into top US colleges or UK universities? Get the answers to all your questions in the Q&A session with international university experts, Crimson Education. Topics covered include academic scores, financing an overseas degree and more. Get in direct contact with Crimson via the buttons if you would like more information.


We will be getting in touch to announce future presenters and collect your questions, so keep an eye on the ACS newsletter, website and our social media page for regular updates.


This month, we've got the lowdown on the best universities in Australia to study degrees in health services and support.

We also looked into the benefits of internships and the career benefits of learning a foreign language.

Click here to read more

If you have any questions, you can also get in touch via 
FacebookTwitterLinkedIn or by email.

The Australian Careers Service team

An ADF Gap Year is a unique opportunity to experience life in the Navy, Army or Air Force, without needing to make a long-term commitment. The skills obtained through the ADF Gap Year program will provide students with valuable work and life experience which are completely transferable. It will enable students to develop the confidence for their next endeavour.

Students who take part in the ADF Gap Year program:
  • Gain valuable skills and work experience
  • Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare
  • Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle
  • Make friends with like-minded people
  • Have the opportunity to see more of Australia
Whatever their interest, there are a variety of roles to select that will provide young Australians valuable life skills. These include experiences as an officer, in management, engineering, logistics and warehousing, combat and security, and administration.

Academy for Enterprising Girls eLearning Campus launches for International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day this Sunday, we are excited to share with you a new and free resource, the Academy for Enterprising Girls eLearning Campus, funded by the Federal Government Future Female Entrepreneurs Program.

This special resource will unlock future career opportunities for Australian girls by fostering an interest in design thinking, business skills, creative thinking,  innovation and the practical applications of STEM in business.


Help spread the word

International Women’s Day Week is the perfect opportunity to share these resources with the following members of your school community:
  • Educators. The eLearning modules can be used in the classroom and are accompanied by more than 120 Youtube videos including interviews with role models. The learning modules are perfect for project-based learning and allow students to progress an idea right through to a business opportunity. 
  • Parents. Including a link to the resource in your school newsletter, on social media or at your P&C can help encourage girls to access these targeted self-paced learning in their own time to complement their learning at school. 
  • Students. Girls aged 10-18 years can benefit and enjoy the challenge of creating their own business idea. 
Did you know? 

Only 22% of business founders are women.
Women make up just 17% of the workforce in careers related to STEM.
Demand for enterprising skills has increased by 200% in the last 3 years and will grow exponentially as today’s teen girls enter the job market over the coming 10 years. 
Increased diversity across business and STEM is essential to ensure our teenage girls have access to the best job opportunities the future presents them. 

Undertaking the eLearning offered by Enterprising Girls is a targeted way to help these girls become the innovators and business leaders we know they are destined to be. The eLearning modules are designed to engage girls in entrepreneurialism and STEM and thus ensure they are better prepared for the workforce of the future. 
Campus is open. Visit now.

Created by girls, for girls

The Academy has been co-designed by girls for girls, with support from talented educators and industry professionals, to help give the girls the mindset and skills needed for future careers that haven’t been invented yet. 

The number one request was to see more female role models succeeding in business and STEM careers to demonstrate what is possible. 

That is why, the Academy for Enterprising Girls features some of Australia’s leading businesswomen including Mamamia’s and Lady StartUp founder Mia Freedman, Future Women’s Helen McCabe, celebrated Indigenous tech entrepreneur Mikeala Jade of Indigital, and Youtube star, Georgia Productions amongst many more. 
Visit Campus to learn more

If you are having trouble logging in, watch the helpful video below and get a sneak peek at the modules.
What else does the Academy Offer?

The Academy of Enterprising Girls website is jam-packed with videos, articles and more for students, parents, and educators. There are more than 150 resources for use in the classroom.  

We are facilitating more than 100 face-to-face entrepreneurial learning workshops in 2020, and you can register your school for the waitlist on the website. 

To learn more, and see what is available from the Academy for Enterprising Girls:

Master Builders ACT together with SPARK and our partners are proud to launch this innovative training program to encourage more women to consider a career in the civil construction industry. Civil construction is an exciting part of the sector with interesting roles across the planning, design and creation of major infrastructure projects and this program will provide participants with specialised accredited training and employment pathways.

An enrolment session will be held on Thursday 2nd AprilDownload the flyer here

SPARK and Master Builders ACT acknowledge our program partners and thank them for their participation.
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