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Newcastle High School Careers

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the HSC, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

When can I do Work Experience? - 20/3/2020 PLEASE NOTE: Work experience has been postponed for now

POSTPONED for the safety of our students. Work Experience participation will be reviewed in the future.

Students can apply to do work experience at any time between Year 10 and Year 12.

In some circumstances Year 9 are also welcome to apply. Students must be 14 years +

It is encouraged that students check with their teachers prior to applying to ensure they are not missing important course work, assessment tasks, or tests. 

The amount of time you can spend on work experience placement varies depending on the students needs and interests.

Some options are a 3-5 day block, or one / two days per week over a few weeks or a whole term.

Year 10 - A great time to do work experience is in the last 4 weeks of Term 4. All Year 10 assessments are complete and Year 11 work has not started yet.

See Mrs Hine in the Careers office a few weeks prior to when you want to go on work experience as there are considerations that need to be discussed and paperwork to complete to ensure that students are covered by Department of Education insurance.


Search Career information

Discover your ideal career path!

Search industries and find the courses and career resources to help guide you to your career. 

Start your exploration here

UCAT 2020 tests BOOKING OPENS 2 March 2020. BOOKING DEADLINE 11 May 2020.

University Clinical Aptitude Test Australia and New Zealand UCAT ANZ is a group of universities in Australia and New Zealand who use the UCAT test for their medical, dental and clinical sciences degree programmes. 
The test helps universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required for new doctors and dentisits to be successful in thier clinical careers.  It is used in collaboration with other admissions processes such as interviews and academic qualifications.

University Admissions Centre UAC - information


01 APR 2020 - Undergraduate: Applications open for 2020-21 admissions


Your UAC PIN will be emailed to the address you registered with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). 

Keep your UAC PIN in a safe and secure place and don't give it to anyone else. We recommend that you log in to your application and change your PIN after you've applied.

Course Compass

Practice Aptitude Quizzes for apprenticeships

Practice Aptitude Quizzes

General industry based literacy & numeracy quizzes illustrating the levels required when undertaking Australian Apprenticeships qualifications.

Automotive & Boating

Building & Construction

Business, Clerical & Financial Services

Electrical, Electronics & Utilities

Food & Wine Processing

Gardening, Farming, Animals & Environment

Health, Care & Community Services

Hospitality, Travel & Tourism

Information Technology & Telecommunications

Manufacturing & Production

Metal & Engineering

Property Maintenance & Management

Resource Mining & Processing

Retail, Sales, Marketing & Customer Service

Sport, Recreation, Hair, Beauty & Services

Transport, Logistics & Warehousing

General or non-industry based

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