Student Futures

Career Expos and Open Days

There are several Career Expos held throughout the year and I would strongly encourage you and your child to attend any that are of interest, especially if you are wanting to explore post-schooling options with your child. Two expos I am currently aware of are the Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo, which will be held THIS Sunday 8 and Monday 9 April at the Adelaide Convention Centre (, and the National Careers and Employment Expo which will be held on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May at the Adelaide Showgrounds (  Both of these expos will have a presentation schedule for students and parents to listen to information that is specifically relevant to them plus a myriad of exhibitors for students to speak directly with. The TSACEA presentation list can be found at In addition to these, all of the major SA universities and TAFE will hold Open Days over the weekend of Friday 10 – Sunday 12 August and several faculty areas within the universities will also hold individual Open Days. These will be advertised to students as dates become available.

Bond University Scholarships now open

Applications for scholarships to study at Bond University are now open. Bond university offers a broad range of scholarships for those who excel in their academic, community and/or sporting pursuits. If students are interested in studying at Bond university, they should go to to find out more about the scholarships on offer to Year 12 students. Scholarship applications close on July 31.

University of Western Australia (UWA) – Tuesday 10 April

The University of Western Australia is holding an information session on Tuesday 10 April, 6.30pm – 7.45pm at the Adelaide Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Plaza, Adelaide for students interested in exploring post-schooling study options in Perth. For further information and to register to attend, please go to

EducationUSA Information seminar - Wednesday 11 April, 5.30 – 7.45pm

EducationUSA is running a follow up ‘Next Steps’ seminar Wednesday 11 April, 5.30 – 6.30pm in Wyatt Hall, here at Pulteney Grammar School. Following this, there will be a ‘Student Athlete Aspirations’ workshop from 6.45 – 7.45pm. To get the most out of these sessions, you should have already attended a general information session held within the last 12 months and have some idea about the process of application to Colleges and Universities in USA. To find out more details and/or register for either or both of these events, please go to the links below: Next Steps -; Student Athlete Aspirations:

Academy of Interactive Entertainment Experience Day – Wednesday 18 April

For students interested in exploring a possible career in gaming, 3D animation and Visual FX, you are invited to attend the AIE Experience Day on Wednesday 18 April, 10am – 2.30pm at their Adelaide campus, 32 Grenfell Street in the city. For further information and to book a place, go to:

University of Adelaide STEM Careers Night - Wednesday 9 May

If you or your child are interested in exploring STEM careers, and where they could lead you, please find more details here:

New FUTURES website

Pulteney has a new FUTURES website, which can be found at The website contains a huge amount of information on all things ‘careers’, including job seeking skills, career exploration tools and post-schooling study links, plus links to other career and ‘future’ relevant websites. In addition to contacting me, I would encourage you and your child to explore the website when you are seeking ‘FUTURES’ information.

I would particularly encourage our current Year 12 students to continue (or begin) to explore their post-schooling options for 2019 and beyond in the upcoming April school holidays. Whilst it is important students concentrate on their studies throughout the term, to ensure they have the best possible outcomes from their Year 12, the upcoming holiday time provides a little respite from the day to day pressures of being at school and therefore an opportunity to explore some post schooling options. In addition to the vast resources on the new Pulteney FUTURES website, below are several other websites, which students (and parents) may find useful, when exploring pathways for their future. (Apprenticeships and Traineeships) (Uni SA) (Adelaide University) (Flinders University) (TAFESA)

Further useful links can be found at:

ATO Tax File Number (TFN) Applications

A tax file number is a unique nine-digit number issued to individuals and organisations to help administer tax and other Australian Government systems. Students need a TFN before they can start paid work and/or to access the Government supported HECS-HELP program to financially support further study. For information on how to apply for a TFN, visit:

If you have any questions concerning careers or related topics, please feel free to contact me on or 8216 5553.

Have a great week!


Leeanne Johnston-Bryan

Coordinator of Futures