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Vincentia High School

Vincentia High School

Learning For Life

Telephone02 4441 6766

Career Adviser

Mrs Maree McNeil is our Careers Adviser.

We have a Careers website dedicated to all things careers!

Please visit the school’s Careers Website for fortnightly newsletter and IMPORTANT information on:

  • Careers Events
  • White Card courses
  • Working at Heights courses
  • Rural Fire Services Training courses
  • Yr. 12 UAC and University Dates and Requirements, including early entry, Schools Recommendation Schemes & Educational Access Schemes
  • Community Activities and events
  • Current Jobs
  • TAFE Opportunities
  • Subject Selection – EVET opportunities

Any questions or information please contact Mrs McNeil, Vincentia High School Careers Advisor 


Follow this link to the page:

Careers Website

The Career office is located in the Library.

Parents and students are most welcome to make contact to discuss work or training opportunities. Mrs McNeil has a Jobs Vacancy Notice Board in the Library and it is updated daily. or phone the school on 4441 6766 ext:133.

VHS Careers Update for Students, Parents and Carers

Please find below information regarding TAFE NSW EVET & SBAT Students delivery:

·       TAFE NSW will temporarily pause the face-to-face delivery of courses from Monday 30 March until Monday 27 April. 

TAFE NSW campuses including Nowra will remain open so communities and students can access a range of support services.

Kiama Community College

·       Kiama Community College is closed for Face-to-Face Delivery Courses: students are encouraged to participate in online sessions with the campus. Their teachers will be in touch shortly with further instructions.

SBAT: Student based apprenticeship and traineeships

Training Services NSW and the Department of Education are stepping up their efforts to support Trainees and Employers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in NSW.

Please visit the below link as a matter of priority to learn more about how the Department is helping:

  • Employers who no longer have the capacity to continue employment
  • Organisations (Employers) experiencing financial hardship
  • Trainees who have lost their employment due to COVID-19
  • The ability of Trainees who have lost employment to continue their studies with their RTO

Training Article

Wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees 

The wage subsidy is to support small business to retain their apprentices and trainees. Employers that meet the eligibility criteria can apply for a wage subsidy of 50% of the apprentice or trainee’s wage, paid during the 9 months from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020.  

Employers will receive a reimbursement per eligible apprentice or trainee up to a maximum of $21,000 ($7,000 per quarter).  

If a business is not able to retain an apprentice or trainee, the wage subsidy will be available to a new employer. 

Alternatively, any displaced apprentices or trainees will be supported to find re-employment through The National Apprentice Employment Network using their network of host employers across Australia. 

What is the eligibility criteria?  

There are three requirements for an employer to be eligible and receive the wage subsidy:  

1.     An employer with an apprentice or trainee must have less than 20 full-time employees 

2.     The apprentice or trainee must have been in training with the small business as at 1 March 2020 

3.     The employer must complete an eligibility assessment undertaken by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider – including

The wage subsidy will also be available for any employer or Group Training Organisation that re-engages an eligible out-of-trade apprentice or trainee. 


From early April 2020, employers can register for the subsidy with final payment claims to be lodged by 31 December 2020. All AASN providers can help employers on how to apply for the subsidy, eligibility information or any other related questions. 

University Of Wollongong – (UPP) NEWS - UOW Year 12 UPP program updates - COVID-19

In light of the recent global health situation and the presence of COVID-19 in Australia, the University of Wollongong has reviewed its delivery of the Year 12 University Preparation Program for 2020.

They are committed to the success of VHS students in their HSC year, and therefore the Year 12 University Preparation Program will proceed in 2020 with content that is delivered in an online capacity during Term 2.

This is likely to include the following:

  1. Online HSC study support;
  2. Online transition to university content;
  3. Soft Skill webinars and lectures;
  4. Live Q&A sessions with University of Wollongong Mentors;
  5. Support with university applications.

UOW have contacted those students who have already applied to inform them of this change, as well as updated our website about how this program will be run in an online format.

The University of Wollongong will be in contact next week with further updates.

UOW are also asking students to subscribe to the UOW School Leaver Newsletter: UOW Newsletter

UAC – University Admission Centre

Please be assured that UAC is committed to ensuring that their services remain available and no student is disadvantaged during this challenging time.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact our Community Engagement team through email​

The following link is a useful guide for students in Years 10, 11 & 12:

Beyond School Study Guide 2018

2018 Job Vacancies & Careers News:

Careers newsletter Weeks 7 and 8 Term 4

Careers Newsletter Weeks 5 and 6 Term 4

Careers Newsletter Week 3 Term 4

Careers Newsletter Week 10 Term 3

Careers News Wk5/6 Term 3 (pdf 426 KB)

Careers News Wk 3 Term 3 (pdf 658 KB)

Careers News Wk 2 Term 3 (docx 421 KB)

Careers News Wk 9 Term 2 (pdf 642 KB)

Careers News Wk 7 Term 2 (pdf 723 KB)

Careers News Wk 5 Term 2 (pdf 408 KB)

Careers News Wk 3 Term 2 (docx 373 KB)

Careers News Week 10 2018 (pdf 224 KB)

Careers News Week 8 2018 (pdf 404 KB)

Careers News Week 6 2018 (pdf 159 KB)