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What's Happening at Hawker College?
Thurs 20 June 2019

In This Issue:

Financial literacy Course
University News
Apprenticeship Opportunities
CIT News
Get into Med-Canberra
AIE Open days

Tax, Super & You
5 things to know about Super
National endangered skills & trades
Travel & Schoolies Unearthed
Job Spotlights
Defence force FIT Prep Program


21 June: Financial literacy course applications due
24 June: UC Connect applications due 
25 June: Schoolies Unearthed online discovery session
25 June: Defence Force FIT Prep Program first session
Due to the popular response to this program last term. We are partnering again with the Smith Family to deliver another Financial Literacy course on Wednesday 26th June and Wednesday 3rd July. We will need a minimum of 15 participants for this program to run. This course is free. 
Students will be given 0.2 points towards their ACT Senior Secondary Certificate on successful completion. Students will also have the opportunity to obtain their Certificate I in Financial Services    
The course will show students how to  
  • Set financial goals
  • Create a budget
  • Look at needs vs wants
  • Develop a savings plan
  • Recognise scams
  • Better understand credit, debt and debt traps
  • Find assistance if you are in too much debt
  • Understand taxation
  • Understand the basics of superannuation
  • Understand the role of regulators such as the ACCC and ASIC and how they can help you
See the attached flyer for further information. PLEASE NOTE - Students must have a satisfactory level of numeracy (C average for Maths) as the course does move quite quickly.  
VENUE:  Board Room
TIME:  9:00am-3:00pm (both days)
You are to arrive 10 minutes early to the room. This will ensure you are settled and ready for a 9:00am start. 
What to bring on the day
  • Pen / Pencil
Prior to the day
  • Complete the Application Form (inclusive of USI Number) and Media Consent by Friday 21 June.This can be handed into the ladies down at the student services admin office, put under the door of the careers office or emailed to
  • You will be sent a confirmation email with all details of both days on Monday 23rd June. 
  • If you don’t have a USI or your have forgotten yours please visit to set up or retrieve. 
If you need any further information or assistance, please feel free to contact me
Chontel Green
Transition & Careers Officer
Hawker College 61420364

UAC Careers Newsletter Super Edition

University of Canberra | Open Day
31 August 2019, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of Canberra, Kirinari Street, Bruce ACT, Australia
UC Open Day is your once-a-year opportunity to discover first-hand what living, studying and working is like in the nation’s capital. Come and experience what it’s like to be a UC Student for the day with fun and engaging hands-on workshops, and informative course information sessions. You’ll soon see why UC is #1 in the ACT for full-time employment, starting salaries, student support and learning resources.
Come and indulge in a FREE Big Breakfast on the concourse from 9am-11am, experience campus life, learn about our flexible new courses, plot your amazing career opportunities and learn about our latest innovations.
Stay tuned for more information on what to expect on UC Open Day.
Find out more:

Applications are now open for current Year 12 students for UC Connect as a pathways program to university. Ideal candidates for this program are students with an ATAR estimate under 60 (students under 60 ideally should have an average of C's across three subject areas) or those that have achieved an average of C's and above in an Accredited Package. 
This program will run in Semester 2, starting Week 2 and will be at UC College every Monday and Friday. Students participating in the program are not permitted to study more than 2 lines of classes at the college while undertaking the UC Connect Program and will also need to be in a position to achieve their ACT Senior Secondary Certificate at the end of 2019.

Students will achieve an ATAR equivalent which is then used for entry into the University of Canberra. The maximum ATAR equivalent that can be achieved through this program is 88. Other institutions will accept UC Connect results - however you will need to investigate this further with your university of choice. 

Important to know when considering UC Connect courses
The following degrees require a higher entry score that can't be achieved through UC Connect:
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation
Bachelor of Law

MOVING FORWARD WITH UC CONNECT (if you would like this option)
Please find attached the information and application forms for UC Connect. Please read all of the information carefully. FLYER 
I will require the following to complete your application
• Completed application form
• Completed Disclaimer form
• A copy of your birth certificate or passport.
I will require all of the above documents by Monday 24th June. Once Semester 1, 2019 results are on your academic record I will also forward a copy of your academic record to UC College. 
There will be a diagnostic task that you will need to complete on Wednesday 3rd July @ 11am. This will take approximately 1 hour and will take place here at the college.
Please contact Chontel if you have any further questions.

Short answer: everyone.
Well that is to say anyone who is planning on a tertiary education (and that includes CIT and VET of course).
You might think Year 12’s are the only people who should go to Open Days. But if you’re in Years 10 & 11 and thinking about Uni, you could benefit from going to open days now too.
Parents wanting to learn more, and support their children’s wishes to continue studying after high school, are welcome as well. Mature students, friends and siblings, the doors are open for everyone.
Unless you’re adamant that you’re starting an apprenticeship or your career as soon as you leave high school, then you’ll definitely benefit from spending some time at open days.
Are you: 
Unsure about Uni
Great, go along to open days, see how the lifestyle might suit you, see if the courses and the staff inspire you, speak to current students to get their opinion (they’ll be honest about the best and worst parts about further education).
Whether you leave feeling excited about going to Uni or deciding it’s definitely not for you, at least you’ll be certain. 
Unsure about which course
Struggling to decide which course to do, what has the best career outcomes?
The good folk at Uni will be able to answer all your questions. Reassure you about your choices or suggest alternatives that could suit you better.
Unsure about which Uni
If you know what course you’d like to do but can’t decide between two or more Uni’s, then the absolute best way to decide is to pay them a visit.
One might have better facilities, a more exciting course, internship or work opportunities. Maybe it’ll just come down to which campus you felt more comfortable in or which staff were more welcoming.
Sure about your options
You’re 100% decided on which Uni you want to go and which course you’ll be listing at the top of your preferences – well done you, you’re in a fantastic position right now.
Why not go along to the open day anyway – familiarise yourself with the campus, see what accommodation is available, check out the social scene and speak with the lecturers and staff you’ll be working with next year.
Take some time to attend another open day or two, you might find another Uni that suits you even better or find a course that blows you away. If not, you know that your first choice is the best option for you.

Which open day attendee are you?
The Snaffler – out to get every goodie bag, freebie and coupon that’s out there
Well this speaks for itself really doesn’t it. What’s better than a free day out?
A free day out with goodies, surely. Pick up your free tote bag at the start of the day. Try any workshops and activities. You might even snag a free feed.
Don’t forget to register for any competitions being run as well, you never know what you could win. And you might come away with a bonus headful of ideas about a course you’d love to do or a Uni you’d love to study at.
The Interrogator – ready with quickfire questions.
Fantastic – draw up your list of questions and join the masses, speak to all the professionals, current students and staff.
You might find out more than you bargained for or help other future students by asking questions they’re too shy to ask, or just hadn’t thought of yet.
The Wallflower – hanging back, not sure who to ask and terrified of having to make eye contact.
Fear not, if you’re shy, you don’t have to engage if you don’t want to. You can be an anonymous face in the crowds, taking in the surroundings, soaking up the atmosphere and gaining a little bit more confidence ready for next year.
Take a friend or parent if this is you, they’ll help you feel more at ease and might pick up on things you could miss.
Take advantage and go along
Regardless of which type of attendee you are, there are benefits to going to at least one open day.
We recommend going to a few.
They’re designed to be fun as well as informative, so they should be a good day out.

Many of us still have traditional views and ideas around what makes a successful career, and the steps needed to get there. The only problem? These ideas don’t fit in with the way the future of work is heading. It’s time for change!
Join us for the final segment of the future of work series, where our expert panel will provide some clarity around the importance of keeping an open mind when it comes to career advice.

What skills will future careers need most?  

The days of a job for life are over  

Telecommunications Traineeship 
Do you have a genuine interest in telecommunications? At 1300apprentice, one of our reputable hosts is currently looking for Telecommunication trainees to join their team in Canberra. Our host is looking for long term dedicated employees who are looking to make this their career. 

The work will include:
  • Working in Data centres and some site work
  • Pulling and running cables
  • Terminations 
  • Labelling and looming
  • Splicing of cables 
Mandatory requirements:
  • Must pass Federal Police check 
  • Hold a Working with Children Check 
  • White card 
  • Asbestos card 
  • Driver's licence and own transport
High School leavers are encouraged to apply! 

Working Conditions:
4 year apprenticeship, CIT attendance, small team, one-on-one training and support 
White Card, Asbestos Card, Driver’s licence and Own Transport 

WE LOOK AFTER: • Wages  • Allowances  • Annual leave & Annual leave loading 
• CIT/RTO Fees  • Mentoring & support  • WHS/PPE
Should you have any questions or are interested,please email a resume and/or cover letter to or visit

Job hunting tips for Apprenticeships & Traineeships
Australian Apprenticeship Pathways have put together this great resource, with tips about how to go about finding apprenticeships or traineeships.
Tips include:
  • Searching online or in local papers.
  • Approaching employers directly.
  • Using personal networks.
  • Being proactive about seeking opportunities shows you know what you want, you’re enthusiastic and motivated.
Read more about these tips in the full article.
Laboratory Science at CIT
Study a course in laboratory science and gain the skills and knowledge to be able to work in medical laboratories. You could assist in determining the cause of human disease, or use your training as a pathway into medical science or forensics.
CIT offers the Certificate III in Laboratory Skills (MSL30118) and Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques (MSL40116).
Have you thought of using your current employment or industry experience to support skills recognition of a laboratory qualification? Speak to CIT about our skills recognition options, or attend the course information and enrolment session.
For further information, please contact CIT Student Services:
P: (02) 62073188 | E:
RTO 0101

CERT IV in Sports Development for College Students
There is an opportunity in Semester 2 for interested college students to undertake the CERT IV in Sports Development at CIT.  This program will require 1 day a week face to face at CIT along with work placement days in industry. If you are interested in working in the sports industry this is a fantastic qualification to have under your belt. There are lots of connections with industry – many of which have the potential to result in part time / casual or full time work.  Students will be able to count their study towards their ACT Senior Secondary Certificate in the form of E course points (E stands for External Learning). This program can be used pathway to university study for those seeking further qualifications. Students also have the opportunity to move on to the Diploma after the completion of the CERT IV. Please find attached flyers outlining the program itself. If you are interested in this program or would like to meet with myself (Chontel Green) and Dave Briggs to find out more information please email me and Dave Briggs
Cert IV Brochure
Cert IV Program 

Canberra Institute of Technology | Information Sessions
The Canberra Institute of Technology holds information sessions throughout the year for the courses they currently have on offer. You can attend to find out more about the course and what it is like to study at CIT.
Search the list of courses and information sessions available here.
17 August 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Canberra ACT, Australia
To obtain the ever-elusive medical school place, students must be well-informed of their personal, philosophical and professional reasons for pursuing medicine.
Get into Med: first steps to becoming a doctor will deep-dive into the world of medical school admissions.
Academy of Interactive Entertainment | Virtual Open Day
31 August 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
23 November 2019, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Considering a career in games, 3D or VFX?
If you have ever wanted to study 3D animation, game design or VFX for film online with AIE then our Online Experience Day is an ideal opportunity to find out more!
Course overview sessions will be running on the range of online courses in 3D animation, game art, game programming and game design offered by AIE. You will get to participate in workshops, guest speaker talks and much more. Have a question? Don’t worry, pop by and one of our friendly staff from AIE online will be more than happy to assist.
With classes starting all the time, starting your career as a game developer or 3D animator has never been easier. Register now for this FREE event.
The Online Experience Day will start at 12:00 noon and finish at 4:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Academy of Interactive Entertainment | Canberra Open Day
16 November 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Watson ACT, Australia
Considering a career in games, 3D or VFX?
Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Open Day. Sydney, Melbourne Canberra and Adelaide campuses will be opening their doors to visitors eager to find out about upcoming full-time and part-time courses.
The day will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. Student work will be on display and our teachers will be available to speak with you one on one about our courses and how AIE can get you into a creative career.
The AIE Open Day will start at 10:00am and finish at 3:00pm.
You’ll need to register on the link supplied to register for this event (if Open Day dates haven’t been updated for registration you can still register for this confirmed event or contact AIE directly).
Find out more:
Tax, Super + You Competition
If you’re a student in Year 7–12, we want you to think outside the box and develop creative products that highlight the value of tax and/or super in the community. You don’t need to be a tax expert to enter. Taking part in this competition will not only give you an insight into the value of tax and super, but you also have the chance to win a share of over $6,000 in prizes!
For your chance to become Australia’s next tax and super creative genius, you must:
  • be a student in Year 7–12
  • be enrolled in the Australian education system
  • only submit up to three entries per person/group
  • complete a separate entry form to accompany each entry
  • comply with the terms and conditions.
There is no entry fee.
Entries open Monday 3 June and close Friday 23 August.
Find out more and enter here.
Lots of people don’t start thinking about their super until they start working.
But it’s never too early to start thinking about it, or contributing – even if you have a casual or park time job as a teenager.
This article covers some of the basics that should know about your super, if you want to get ahead in the future:
  1. What you should know about your Super when you’re starting out. You super and a house will likely be your two biggest life assets, so it’s important that you understand what it’s all about.
  2. Consolidate and find “lost” Super.
  3. How to find the best Super fund for you.
  4. The implications of taking time off from work to raise a family
  5. Pros and cons of employer elected super funds
Note: it is co-written by QSuper, so there is some bias towards their Super funds, but the information is valid.
Read the full article here.
Endangered Skills and Trade Festival, Fitters workshop 13-14th July 2019, Traditional crafts of yesteryear for bespoke solutions for tomorrow.
We are very excited to be representing a number of businesses( approx 25) in Canberra for what is our first National Endangered Skills and Trades show (Nests). This year it is being held at the Fitters workshop in Kingston next to the Bus Depot Market on the weekend of the 13th-14th July. 9am-4.30pm both days.  The event is to raise the profile of the unusual and specialised skills which are the back bone of many industries. 
Funnily the shortage of skilled practitioners has made it impossible for us to get coopers as they are too busy. These days they can name their price and hours, which is a unique position. Many parents would not appreciate the employment security some of these trades offer. The global need for analogue trained sound engineers for archive record digitisation has become urgent. The loss of these formats is potentially a huge loss of human capital. There is a great enough need to ensure employment for a full generation of sound engineers. 
It is envisaged that this event will become an annual event with different traders who are looking for potential apprentices. A sort of match making event if you will, often the first contact is the hardest to find. So all of the traders will have a sheet on their bench for students to sign up to register their interest for more information.
In the evening of the 13th of July at the Visions Theatre  6pm-8.30pm, we have a free evening of presentations by some of our traders speaking to the theme, "How my heritage skills have been used to solve unique problems of the digital age”.  These speakers will talk about their experiences making bespoke products and prototypes for solving modern issues. Unusual partnering of trades and new industries will be discusses ie. of cobblers and prothetic manufactures or weavers and bullet proof vest manufacturers. 

Tickets are FREE but must be booked on Eventbrite just for numbers look for the National Endangered Skills and Trades Show seminar. There is unlikely to be catering at this point unless we get sponsorship. 
The 13th July at the Visions theatre, program below
Come and join us for the National Endangered Skills and Trades Show seminar, a celebration of artisans, makers and repairers using traditional skills and knowledge as a basis for innovation and change. Learn about keeping vocational skills alive such as book binding, taxidermy, and heritage lock-smithing and how traditional knowledge can help create new products and new solutions for an innovative future. Join us and hear about how these heritage skills are relevant and profitable in the digital age. 

Guest speakers
  • Jan Muller NFSA 
  • Robin Tait from The Tait Bindery, Book binder.
  • Natalie Delaney-John from Rest In Pieces, Taxidermist
  • Aaron Smith from The Keyhole Surgeon, Heritage Locksmith
  • Garry Mclaughlin from The Traditional Furniture Restorer, French Polisher 
  • Scott McMillan from McMillan Heritage Plastering, Master Craftsman Plasterer
  • David Hallam speaking about the skills we have brought in from overseas as we have skills already lost in Australia. 
  • Victoria Pearce, Endangered Heritage Conservation of heritage.
Wrap up questions and close.
This event is part of the National Endangered Skills and Trades Show at the Fitters' Workshop.
Schoolies Unearthed Online Discovery Session
TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019 AT 7:00 PM (AEST) - ONLINE 
Dear Year 11 and 12!
You're invited to learn more about Schoolies Unearthed trips overseas for high school graduates! Discover our amazing 10-12 day trips to Nepal, Vanuatu, Vietnam or Borneo and access our special offer for all attendees.
We're holding our next Schoolies Unearthed Online Discovery Session on Tuesday 25th June. Join us online as we take you through our incredible trips overseas! We'll cover:
- Info on destinations, flights and dates
- Safety, support and pre-departure prep
- Steps on how to book your place
- Live Q&A
Special Discount Offer For Attendees
Log into the session and book your trip in the following 24-hours, and you'll automatically receive a discount of $200! (Not to be used in conjunction with any other discount). 
For more information go to or email
Online Info night Flyer 
Schoolies Unearthed Flyer 

Thinking of heading off the beaten track in your gap year, or simply want to have some adventure on your next holiday?
Then the largely unknown tropical, jungle covered, Islands of Sao Tome and Principe off the West African coast could be exactly what you’re looking for.
South African billionaire Mark Shuttleworth has dedicated himself to helping the islands develop in a sustainable manner. He has bought all the exisiting island hotels (and built some more), and started gardens and orchards to grow the produce used in the hotels’ restaurants and spas. There are also recycling facilities to deal with the waste, including a craft studio that makes jewellery from trash.
The hotels sound quite exclusive, so you might have to work extra hard to afford a visit to these islands, but it sounds like it would be well worth the effort, and none of your mates are likely to have been.
Read more about the islands in this article.
If you plan on travelling overseas, you’ll probably organise a credit card to take with you.
It’s one of the safest ways to travel with money.
But this article explains why when you pay by credit card you should NOT select the “Would you like to pay in your own currency?” options you’ll be asked after entering your PIN.
Why not? Because if you do you could end up paying 7 or 8% more on your bill.
For a full explanation of how this cheeky little rip-off works, you can read more here.
What do they do?
Youth Workers are there to support, mentor and engage older children and adolescents (12-25). It’s educating and improving their social development through voluntary participation in activities, games and talks. You’d be working on improving their self-perception, helping them make better choices and contribute positively to society.
You could be working in schools, youth centres, youth organisations, residential care facilities, health clinics, community centres, youth counselling units, hospitals, correctional centres, outreach and detached projects, youth action and participation groups, drug and alcohol projects – wherever young people are at.
If you’re an outgoing, open minded, people person. And would love to help young people make a difference in their lives, this job could be perfect for you.
You’d be required to do a mixture of interpersonal, administrative and advocacy work. Duties vary depending on your work setting and experience:
  • Meeting with young people to identify and discuss their problems
  • Providing support and advice in a one-on-one or group setting to young people experiencing difficulties, such as family problems, unemployment, illness, drug abuse and homelessness
  • Arranging food, shelter, counselling and clothing for young people in need
  • Assessing risks and providing crisis counselling to young people experiencing trauma
  • Referring clients to appropriate specialists or community agencies
  • Acting as an advocate and raising issues with government departments
  • Providing information about services and resources available locally
  • Planning and conducting programs focused on the specific needs of young people, such as employment and training, education, self-development, accommodation, welfare and counselling
  • Organising and supervising group activities including sports, handicrafts, dancing, drama, hiking, bushwalking and holiday camps
  • Writing reports, submissions and applications for funding
  • Work closely with teachers, social and welfare workers, local authorities, health professionals, refuge workers, parents and, in some instances, the police
  • Assist with developing policies relating to young people
  • evaluate data relating to the effectiveness of community support services
Skills required:
  • Able to take initiative
  • Leadership qualities
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work independently
  • A non-judgmental attitude
  • Able to plan and organise
  • Cooperation and collaboration
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality
  • Good report writing skills
  • Recognition of Indigenous peoples
The level of qualification among youth workers can vary between states and organisations.
You could become a Youth Worker by undertaking a Traineeship or VET qualification including the Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma of youth. You’ll have to had completed Year 10.
Completing a degree in social science, social work, social welfare, counselling, human services, youth work or a related field. To get into these courses you’ll probably need a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.
It may be possible to work in the field of youth work without formal qualifications, particularly if you already have some relevant experience, like volunteering.
Volunteering is also a great way to find out early on if this is the kind of work that will suit you. You could contact your local council’s youth service team to see if you can volunteer with them.
You’ll also need a Working with Children Check / Blue Card before you can work in this field.
Average salary is $56,368 per year (Source:
Job growth in this area is strong (source:


What do they do?
Specialists are fully qualified Medical Doctors who have decided on a particular area of medicine that they are passionate about and would like to focus on within their career.
If you’re really interested in a specific area of medicine, have all the qualities of a great Doctor and are committed and passionate, then you might like to consider your options to specialise within the medical profession.
There are over 64 different medical specialties to choose from in Australia, and within some of those areas, you can specialise even further:
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Anaesthesia
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine / Paediatric emergency medicine
  • General Practice
  • Intensive care medicine / Paediatric intensive care medicine
  • Medical administration
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology includes: gynaecological oncology, maternal-foetal medicine, obstetrics & gynaecological ultrasound, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, urogynaecology
  • Occupational and environmental medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics and child health includes: clinical genetics, community child health, general paediatrics, neonatal and perinatal medicine, paediatric oncology, paediatric clinical pharmacology, paediatric emergency medicine, paediatric endocrinology, paediatric gastroenterology & hepatology, paediatric immunology & allergy, paediatric infectious diseases, paediatric intensive care medicine, paediatric medical oncology, paediatric nephrology, paediatric neurology, paediatric nuclear medicine, paediatric palliative care, paediatric rehabilitation medicine, paediatric respiratory and sleep medicine, paediatric rheumatology
  • Pain medicine
  • Palliative medicine
  • Pathology – include: general, anatomical, chemical, haematology, immunology, microbiology, forensic
  • Physician – includes: cardiology, clinical genetics, clinical pharmacology, endocrinology, gastroenterology & hepatology, general medicine, geriatric medicine, haematology, immunology & allergy, infectious diseases, medical oncology, nephrology, neurology, nuclear medicine, respiratory and sleep medicine, rheumatology.
  • Psychiatry
  • Public health medicine
  • Radiation oncology
  • Radiology – diagnostic radiology, diagnostic ultrasound, nuclear medicine
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Sexual health medicine
  • Sport and exercise medicine
  • Surgery including: cardio-thoracic, general, neurosurgery, orthopaedic, otolaryngology (head & neck), oral and maxillofacial, paediatric, plastic, urology, vascular
Duties: (vary widely according to speciality undertaken), examples of duties include:
  • undertaking patient consultations and physical examinations
  • admit or refer patients to hospitals
  • consult other medical specialists
  • using technical equipment to undertake laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
  • analysing test results and other medical information to make diagnoses
  • assessing and planning treatment requirements
  • prescribing, administering and monitoring medication, remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures
  • writing reports, referral letters, recording medical information and data
  • reporting specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities
  • organising workloads
  • performing surgical procedures
  • providing general pre- and post-operative care
  • liaising daily with staff including other doctors, non-medical management staff and healthcare professionals
  • promoting health education
  • managing a department
  • leading a medical team
  • keeping GPs informed about the care of their patients
  • teaching and supervising trainee doctors
Skills required:
  • excellent communicators
  • good leadership skills
  • able to solve problems under stress and in emergency situations.
  • compassionate
  • attention to detail
  • organisational skills
  • good record keeping
  • patience
  • stamina to work long hours and handle emotional stress
  • dexterity to work with medical equipment and tools
  • Become a registered medical doctor (see pathways in the Study Work Grow Doctor job spotlight).
  • Complete at least two years of postgraduate residency before they can enter a speciality training program (3-7years full-time) with an AMC accredited specialist college.
  • Pass clinical, practical and exit exams, and other assessments to test the full range of skills and behaviours required as a doctor, such as communication and team work.
  • Undertake vocational training in a public hospital, private hospital, or a regional, rural and community health settings. (The exception is general practice, where doctors undertake most of their training in designated private general practices in a community setting).
  • Awarded a fellowship from the college.
  • Apply for unrestricted Medicare provider number
  • Apply for jobs within any medical institution to practise independently in the area of your specialty.
Average Salary: 
As the jobs are so diverse, as are the institutions in which specialists practise, these figures are just a guide. They don’t include overtime, bonuses etc.
Neurosurgeon: $242,200 (range $60,402 to $502,004).
Anaesthesiologist: $153,506 range $51,583 to $296,958.
Physician / doctor, cardiologist: $120,000 range $60,000 to $400,000.
Obstetrician / Gynaecologist: $109,113 range $50,013 to $391,486
Paediatrician: $100,478 range $51,555 to $171,140
(Source: MEDIQ Financial Services)
Medical specialists $160,340 (Source:
Radiologist $154,783 (Source:
Emergency Room Doctor $102,718 (Source:
Future growth: strong (
For women who are looking to enter the defence force, but require additional support and development with fitness, confidence, and resilience, there is an alternative pathway.
You can apply to join the Female Initial Training Preparation (FIT Prep), which will help get you to the fitness levels required to undertake recruit training. This enlistment pathway has been developed for female candidates over the age of 18, seeking general entry full-time roles.
FIT Prep is a seven week course that guides you through fitness activities and basic army skills, and helps to strengthen your confidence, mental resilience and independence.
It is run at the Army Recruit Training Centre in Kapooka on these upcoming dates:
  • 25 Jun – 12 Aug 19
  • 23 Jul – 09 Sep 19
  • 27 Aug – 14 Oct 19
  • 24 Sep – 04 Nov 19
To find out more about the entry pathways available for women to the Defence Force, visit their website here.
You can also check out various information sessions that are held for women looking to join the Defence Force here.
Address: Murranji St, Hawker ACT 2614
Phone:(02) 6142 0355

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