To become a NSW Police Officer, you will need to complete a rigorous program including eligibility checks; entrance exam; background checks; fitness testing; psychological testing; health checks; comprehensive checks; and a final interview. You will be appointed to general duties as a probationary officer while you complete the remainder of your studies and cannot apply for a specialist role before completing 3 years active service.
Application process - NSW Police
Application process - AFP
Get Qualified - NSW Police Force
Get Qualified - AFP College
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Alternative Nursing Pathways
A Bachelor of Nursing at a university is a traditional pathway to become a Registered Nurse. However the following are also nursing pathways:
Get Qualified - Assistant in Nursing - TAFE
Get Qualified - Assistant in Nursing - Community College
Get Qualified - Assistant in Nursing - ET Australia
Get Qualified - Enrolled Nurse - TAFE
The University of Newcastle offers up to 80 credits (1 year) off a Bachelor of Nursing for those that have attained a Diploma in Nursing.
Please also see NSW Health info sheets on the different nursing categories. Scholarships may also be available for Diplomas.
Civil Engineering and Surveying
Civil construction designers work with civil engineers in the design and construction process of major projects such as commercial buildings, bridges, roads, dams, tunnels, railways.
This career requires a range of skills including an eye for detail, being able to work with others, project management, the ability to use CAD software to produce plans with precision as well as being involved in the construction process to ensure the structure is being built to specification as per the plan.
Get Semi-Qualified - Cert III
Get Semi-Qualified - Cert IV
Get Qualified - Diploma of Surveying
Get Qualified - Diploma of Civil Construction
The University of Newcastle offers up to 70 credits (1 year) off a Bachelor of Surveying for those that have attained a Diploma in Surveying.
The University of Newcastle offers up to 70 credits (1 year) off a Bachelor of Civil Engineering for those that have attained a Diploma in Civil Construction.
Pathology Collector works in a pathology collection centre, hospital, clinic or medical practice or does home visits to take pathology specimens from patients. Taking pathology specimens generally involves using a needle to take blood specimens from patients.
Get Qualified - Hunter TAFE
Paramedics provide pre-hospital emergency health care to those who need medical attention. They are often the first response unit for the injured and sick and provide urgent care and transport for those who require immediate medical assistance.
Get Qualified - Paramedical Services
Get Qualified - Wilson Medicone
Get Employed - NSW Health
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Animal Studies allows students to develop practical skills in animal care, and gain a real understanding of animal welfare requirements. It is a nationally recognised qualification, and an entry point into the animal care and management industry.
Get Qualified - See Ms Connally about EVET
Get Qualified - Hunter Tafe
Volunteer - RSPCA
Volunteer - Seek
Volunteer - Animal Welfare League
Credit Transfer into Newcastle University
Credit may be awarded to students who can formally demonstrate that they have already achieved the learning outcomes of our courses/ subjects through either formal learning such as TAFE or previous University studies.
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Newstep is a foundation studies program designed for 18-20 year olds who have completed the HSC but did not qualify for university entrance, have experienced adverse circumstances during their senior secondary schooling or did not complete the HSC.
Newstep is a one-year program that commences in Semester 1 each year - mid-year entry is not available. It is accepted as an entry qualification to many universities in Australia.
How to apply
Fee-Free Courses Post-School
Take a step towards your dream career with our taster courses. Designed to be completed quickly, these courses contain a limited number of skillsets providing learners with a taste of what it would be like to study and work in your chosen field. Best of all, these courses are available at no cost to you* and provide full credits towards nationally-recognised job-ready qualifications.
Get Qualified - TAFE Western Sydney - Online
Get Qualified - TAFE Digital
Get Qualified - TAFE South West - Online
Museum curators look after, manage, organise, display and develop museum collections, and conduct related research. Museum curators usually specialise in a broad discipline, such as anthropology, art, decorative arts, natural history, social history, science or technology. Within that discipline they are generally recognised as authorities on one or more specific subject areas.
Get Semi -Qualified - Museum Assistant
Get Qualified - Macquarie University
Get Qualified - University of Sydney
Electric Train Drivers are in charge of and responsible for driving passenger train locomotives. These trains generally operate between stations where passengers board and disembark.Train Drivers are responsible for the mechanical operation of the train, train speed and train handling.
Get Semi-Qualified - 7 Core Units from GoTrain @ Tuggerah
Get Qualified - Southern Cross Traing @ Chullora
All students must be 18 years old to complete the assessment.
Forklift operators drive around forklifts (shocker, we know), moving materials around warehouses, storage yards, factories, construction sites and other work sites The machine itself has a hydraulic lifting mechanism, and forks for moving heavy and large objects.
Get Qualified - Wyong
Get Qualified - Tuggerah
Physiotherapy uses physical techniques to improve your movement, reduce your pain and stiffness, speed up your healing process and increase your quality of life.
All physiotherapists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA). They must be qualified, have insurance and be continuing their education.
Get Semi-Qualified - Physiotherapist's Assistance (Allied Health Assist)
Get Qualified - Bachelor of Physiotherapy
General Career Courses
Do you need some extra skills to get you on the path to a career or further education? Maybe you didn’t get the HSC result you were after, or you can’t read and write as well as you’d like. Perhaps you haven’t studied in a while and just need a refresher course to get you started. Or Maybe you're an early school leaver.
Education for Careers and Further Study encompasses:
- Introductory and job ready skills
- General Education
Get Qualified - Certificate II in Career Preparation
Get Qualified - Certificate III in Career Advancement
Find out if my Literacy, Language & Numeracy are high enough for Cert III
To be able to work on the road in a Traffic Controller capacity to operate a stop/slow bat, you will need a minimum of a Traffic Controller licence. A White Card is also recommended to gain work on a construction site.
Get Qualified - NSW White Card.com
Get Qualified - TPC Training
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Air Traffic Control
To become an air traffic controller you usually have to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with passes in English, mathematics and a science subject (preferably physics). Airservices Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) are the only trainers and employers of air traffic controllers in Australia. Applicants for Airservices Australia must undergo a comprehensive selection process, including an online cognitive ability test, a computer-based aptitude test, an assessment day involving a competency-based interview, police checks, medical examinations and a drug test.
Get Qualified - Airservices Australia (Traineeship in Traffic Control)
Get Qualified - Australis College (Pilot License)
Get Qualified - Griffith University (Aviation Management)
Waterproofing work involves any protective treatment of a dwelling designed to prevent the penetration of water or moisture into the dwelling or the protective treatment of wet areas in a dwelling designed to prevent the unwanted escape of water from those areas by using solid membranes or membranes applied by brush, roller or any other method.
Get Qualififed - Hunter TAFE
Get Qualified - Commsec Training
Get Qualified - Master Builders Association
RSA & RCG
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) is a certification that is aimed ensuring that staff who are serving or supplying alcohol, do it responsibly and correctly.
The Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) course helps to promote safety (harm minimisation) in venues where there are gaming machines, including how to recognise gambling problems and addiction.
Get Qualified - Short TAFE Courses
Get Qualified - Intercept Training
Get Qualified - Bar Max
A White Card is evidence that you have completed a General Construction Induction course/White Card course (previously known as the Blue Card course). This course is mandatory for anyone who works, or wants to work, in the construction industry.
Get Qualified - Coastal OHS
Get Qualified - Intercept Training
Get Qualified - Advanced OHS
Get Qualified - NSW White Card.com