Careers and Pathway Counselling

Careers & Pathway Counselling at Elizabeth College


Careers Advisor

Dave Newcombe is the Careers Counsellor at Elizabeth College and he is available to provide advice on various career related matters such as university and TasTAFE courses, apprenticeships and traineeships, part-time/casual job applications and resumes, as well as offering general career planning advice. Dave can help explain career pathways, course options, ATAR and Tasmanian Certificate of Education requirements. Career-related activities offered at Elizabeth College include:

  • individual and group conversations;
  • subject selection counselling;
  • Careers Expo;
  • visits by Australian Defence Force Recruiting personnel;
  • career talks from experts in their chosen fields;
  • visits by group and training organisations to assist transitioning to traineeships, apprenticeships and the workforce;
  • University of Tasmania workshops;
  • visits by representatives of various mainland universities;
  • attendance at a variety of ‘taster days’ including medicine, pharmacy, nursing/paramedics and biomedical research; and,
  • assistance with applications for university, TAFE, scholarships, employment, the Defence Force and Police Career Development Program.
Dave also works closely with Hobart City High School to help prepare Year 10 students for their transition to college. Students are welcome to see Dave in the Careers Centre in the Library and they can make appointments for one-on-one assistance. He also welcomes contact from parents/carers via the College Office 6235 6555 or at

Book an Appointment

Book an appointment with Dave - Calendar of available time slots

Study and Exam Tips

Youth Central- Provides useful exam study tips

Exploring My Career Path

TASC- Information about Year 11 and 12, courses, course planners, qualifications and certificates, and university entrance

Job Outlook Career Quiz

Anything Can Happen- career insights

My Education- a site that will help you to explore possible career paths

Career Target Guide- looks at careers that link to your subjects at College

Good Universities Guide- will help you find courses at Australia’s universities, Tafes and training colleges

Course Seeker- explores course options and how to apply Australia wide


Australia has 36 universities. Below are some useful links that may assist you in determining the university and campus that best suits you:

Adelaide University
ANU - Canberra
Canberra University
Deakin University - Melbourne
Latrobe University - Victoria
Macquarie University - Sydney
Melbourne University
Monash University
UNSW - Sydney
University of Queensland
RMIT University - Melbourne
Sydney University
Swinburne University
University of Technology - Sydney
Victoria University
Wollongong University - NSW

University Clinical Aptitude Test- UCAT information

Financing Tertiary Study

Study Assist- Government website that helps you to discover what financial assistance you may be entitled to
Youth Allowance


Skills One - Video clips


Defence Force

Defence Job Search

Emergency Services

Australian Federal Police
Tasmania Police
Tasmanian Dept of Health including Ambulance
Tasmania Fire Service

My Future - create a personal profile to explore career options

Careerify - Career choices made simple

Careerify: a site that helps you explore career options including subject choices, VET and the world of work

Applying for a Tax File Number

Australian Taxation Office


Information about interstate university scholarships for 2023 coming soon.

UTAS Scholarship Information

UTAS offers a range of scholarships covering the following theme areas: Merit, Access & Diversity, University Experience, and Honours.


C.A.S Hawker Scholarships

C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships are one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate students in Australia. Each residential scholarship is valued at up to $60,000 over three years. The scholarships are available to all Australian students. The majority have been awarded to students entering their first year of university studies.

Selection is largely based on personal qualities and demonstrated leadership as well as academic ability. Undergraduate Hawker Scholars are able to attend a range of Australian educational institutions.

The Charles Hawker Scholarship perpetuates the memory of scholar, soldier and pastoralist Charles Allan Seymour Hawker and commemorates the achievements of one of Australia’s most respected statesmen.

C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships have been presented by Governors-General Ms Quentin Bryce AC and Major General Michael Jeffery AC, Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC, South Australian Premier Hon Jay Weatherill MP, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon David Hawker AO, Australian of the Year Dr Richard Harris SC OAM and Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr. Brendan Nelson AO.


Post College Destination Survey

Available to students after Yr 12 to map destinations

We invite you to complete the Post College Destination survey. All responses collected will help to provide critical information on education pathways, attainments and destinations of current and former Elizabeth College students and this will be another source that will help to inform us when providing careers advice.

Click here to complete the Post College Destination Survey