Career planning is a continuous process that has to be actively managed. Student Support at Inaburra is here to help you maximise your opportunities for future success. This page is full of helpful resources to give you some direction. Click the links to start exploring:
- Exploring Post School Options
- Apprenticeships and Traineeship Providers
- Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)
- Universities in NSW
- UAC supported Universities outside NSW
- Universities in other states
- Overseas Universities
Exploring Post School Options
Disclaimer: Information is provided by employers, tertiary institutions and RTOs through their websites. Inaburra is not responsible for the accuracy of information and recommends students contact the institutions directly to verify the information. Some information may not be up to date and the student is also advised to contact the tertiary institution/RTO as early as possible to get on their contact list. This is not an exhaustive list of entry options, other information and dates, so further individual research should be undertaken by the student. Inaburra is not advising to go to any institution/RTO, this is the choice of the student. This is an information service only.
Apprenticeship and Traineeship Providers
Australian Apprenticeships – Australian Government Website
Christian Tertiary Organisations
Defence Force, First Responders and Emergency Services
Design - Fashion, Digital Design, Gaming and Fine Arts
Fashion Design Studio (FDS) – TAFE Bachelor of Fashion Design
Digital Design, Animation, 2D/3D Art and Gaming
SAE Institute – Creative Media Education
Design Centre, Enmore – TAFE Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation
Film, Music, Drama and Theatre Studies
General Lifestyle Courses
Sports and Health
Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
- process applications for admission to many postgraduate courses
- calculate and provide the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) to NSW HSC students
- process applications for Educational Access Schemes (EAS)
- process applications for some Equity Scholarships (ES)
- process applications for some Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS)
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT ANZ) is an admissions test used by the UCAT ANZ Consortium of universities in Australia and New Zealand for their medical, dental and clinical science degree programs.
The test helps universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required for new doctors and dentists to be successful in their clinical careers. It is used in collaboration with other admissions processes such as interviews and academic qualifications.
It is also an opportunity to stand out from other applicants and demonstrate aptitude for a demanding program of study. The UCAT ANZ is a computer-based test delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout Australia, New Zealand and at some overseas locations. Please note that some pathways to medicine / dentistry / clinical sciences will not require the UCAT ANZ. For some applicants a different test may be required. For details candidates should refer to the websites of the universities to which they intend to apply.
The UCAT ANZ replaced the UMAT (Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test) in 2019.
Law Admission Test (LAT)
The Law Admission Test (LAT) is a written test that is used to demonstrate your aptitude and suitability for studying undergraduate Law at UNSW. Your LAT score, in addition to your academic results (e.g. ATAR + adjustment factors) will be used in our selection process to allow us to better differentiate between the many high achieving applicants to Law. The LAT was introduced in 2016 for entry to UNSW Law double degrees.
Australian Catholic University
Our students have soul. They have heart. But more than that – they have the courage to turn their compassion into action. We empower our students to achieve their goals, and accomplish something incredible for themselves, and for others.
Australian Catholic University has campuses across Australia but in Sydney they are located in North Sydney and Strathfield.
Charles Sturt University
We are a University of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others. We develop holistic, far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. The Wiradjuri phrase yindyamarra winhanganha means the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in. This phrase represents who we are at CSU – our ethos. It comes from traditional Indigenous Australian knowledge, but it also speaks to the mission of universities – to develop and spread wisdom to make the world a better place. Harnessing technology, we thrive as a distributed yet connected community, welcoming and engaging with people across Australia and the world.
Charles Sturt University has locations across NSW, including Bathurst, Albury Wodonga, Orange, Dubbo, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga. They also have specialist campuses, including Parramatta and Manly in Sydney.
While only 50 years young, Macquarie has risen to be a progressive and influential institution both locally and internationally. Our campus brings together 40,000 students and 2000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery.
Macquarie University is located in Marsfield (North West Sydney) NSW.
Notre Dame University
Notre Dame is a private Catholic University, extending from the West Coast of Australia in the beautiful and historic City of Fremantle, to the North-West town of Broome and across the continent to the heart of Sydney. We embrace the ancient and esteemed traditions of Catholic Universities in Europe, North America and 2000 years of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. We welcome people of all faiths or none at all. As an academic community, we welcome open and rigorous enquiry, debate and discussion. We have an enrolment of over 12,000 students and offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Our student experience, employment and graduate outcomes are the best in New South Wales and Western Australia, and among the very best in Australia.
Notre Dame is located in Broadway and Darlinghurst NSW.
NB: Notre Dame is not in UAC so application is through direct application.
Southern Cross University
Southern Cross University is a progressive, young and connected regional research university, with vibrant campuses in northern New South Wales and the southern Gold Coast. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and many are available in a dynamic online form. Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we deliver exciting, contemporary and high quality learning experiences.
Torrens University Australia
Torrens University Australia was recognized by an act of the South Australian parliament in 2013 (Torrens University Australia Act 2013), making it the 40th university in Australia and the first new university for 20 years. Torrens is a private university and is part of Laureate International Universities, the leading global network of 70 accredited universities and higher education institutions with over 1 million students worldwide. Torrens offers courses through its Vertical structure in 5 fields of study being Business, Design, Health, Hospitality and Education.
Torrens University is located throughout Sydney with campuses in Pyrmont, The Rocks, Ultimo, Town Hall, and the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School in Leura. They also have campuses in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Auckland (New Zealand.)
University of New England
The University of New England was formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. The University became fully independent in 1954 and pioneered teaching to external students by correspondence, making UNE Australia’s most experienced provider of distance and now online education. UNE is Australia’s oldest regional university offering more than 200 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research levels. UNE has more than 20,000 current students and 1,200 staff.
UNE is located in Armidale and Sydney.
University of New South Wales
At UNSW, we take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs. Our teaching gains strength and currency from our research activities, strong industry links and our international nature; UNSW has strong regional and global engagement. In developing new ideas and promoting lasting knowledge we are creating an academic environment where outstanding students and scholars from around the world can be inspired to excel in their programs of study and research.
The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is a unique military institution which combines military education and training with academic study for an undergraduate degree through the University of New South Wales.
UNSW is located in Kensington NSW, they also have a campus as part of ADFA in Campbell ACT.
University of Newcastle
Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within its own region, throughout Australia and across the globe.
UON is located in Callaghan, Newcastle NSW
University of Technology
UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We’re known for our industry focus, practice-based teaching and learning, real world research and our location. With state-of-the-art campuses and facilities, we’re preparing students to become global thinkers, leaders and innovators.
UTS is located in Ultimo Sydney NSW.
University of Wollongong
University of Wollongong is a research-intensive university with an outstanding reputation for its learning environments across a broad range of disciplines. Our commitment to our students is evident in our graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace. UOW is an international network of campuses and regional learning centres. Together with our partners, we make a strong and connected presence in our communities.
UOW is located in Keiraville, Wollongong, NSW.
Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University offers a range of study options within the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. If you want a degree that has you armed with the skills and knowledge needed to be job ready and to have a thriving career, then come to Western.
TAFE NSW (non UAC entry)
TAFE NSW is the leading provider of vocational education and training in Australia. Each year, more than 500,000 students enrol into nationally recognised courses and training. We aim to provide high quality, personalised vocational education and training to build prosperity, sustainability and innovation throughout New South Wales. We’re passionate about helping you build skills, create success and become inspired to achieve a better future. We believe in helping students and businesses to unlock their potential and helping them achieve long term success throughout their career.
Note: TAFE NSW now provides full bachelor degree programs as well.
Locations – TAFE are located throughout Sydney and NSW.
UAC supported Universities outside NSW
This list includes universities that are outside NSW but can be applied for through UAC.
Central Queensland University
Originally founded in Rockhampton in 1967 as the Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) Capricornia, CQUniversity was awarded full university status in 1992. Now, 25 years on, the University has more than 30 000 students across 25 locations Australia-wide. This reach has firmly established CQUniversity as Australia’s largest regional university with a proud and rich history dating back to 1889.
Central Queensland University is located across Queensland and in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.
Griffith University QLD
At Griffith University, we believe in, strive for and celebrate The Remarkable. The remarkable people who better our world, the remarkable experiences that transform people and communities, and the remarkable contributions that change the future forever. We know success often comes from being an exception to the norm—challenging convention, adapting and innovating, creating bold new trends and pioneering solutions ahead of their time. At Griffith, remarkable is the norm.
Griffith University is located in Mt Gravatt, South Bank (Brisbane), Gold Coast, Nathan and Logan in Queensland.
La Trobe University VIC
At La Trobe University our mission is advancing knowledge and learning to shape the future of our students and communities. Our vision is to promote positive change and address the major issues of our time through being connected, inclusive and excellent.
University of Tasmania
University of Tasmania (and Australian Maritime College) recognises that the world is changing rapidly. Some industries and jobs are disappearing but many new ones are emerging. The University of Tasmania recognises that for our graduates to have the skills, experience and knowledge to thrive we must adapt and change our courses and the way they are taught.
Australian Maritime College is located in Newnham, Beauty Point and Launceston Tasmania, with a study centre in Darling Harbour Sydney.
Australian National University
ANU is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Our location points to our unique history, ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people. Our focus on excellence in research and education ensures our graduates are in demand the world-over, well-prepared to address complex contemporary challenges.
ANU is located in central Canberra ACT.
University of Canberra
At the University of Canberra we aim to be amongst Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions, continue our ascent in world rankings, and extend our regional, national and international reach.
The University of Canberra is located in Bruce, ACT.
Universities in other states
The following Universities cannot be applied to via UAC.
Good Universities Guide
The Good Universities Guide is Australia’s largest course comparison website where you can find courses, compare university rankings and explore career options.
Open Days – Keep up to date with all the university open days, as well as TAFE open days and other college open days.
Career Ladders – Discover the level of training required for your dream job with the Good Universities Guide career ladders.
NT and SA Universities
Disclaimer: Initial research should be done by the student themselves. We advise you seek external support in this process. We do not recommend one organisation over another. Due diligence should be completed for all organisations you deal with in terms of overseas university applications.