Western Sydney University (NSW)

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University Careers

Kingswood Campus

Location: Building K, First Floor, Room 27-37 (Kingswood campus)
Postal Address: 
Locked Bag 1797 Penrith NSW 2751
Telephone: 1800 897 297 or +61 2 4736 0424
Facsimile: +61 2 4736 0377
Homepage: www.westernsydney.edu.au/careers
Email: careers@westernsydney.edu.au
University Switchboard: +61 2 9852 5588
University Homepage: www.westernsydney.edu.au

Western Sydney University is characterised by its diversity. With six campuses across the Greater Western Sydney region and approximately 44,000 students, it is also one of the largest universities in Australia. Western Sydney University graduates are recognised as being job ready, well trained and also as innovative thinkers, able to solve problems and think on their feet. This is thanks to Western Sydney University’s progressive mix of theory and applied knowledge, delivered through practical, useful courses.

At Western Sydney University we are unlocking the potential of the next generation of global citizens, leaders and change-makers.

With a focus on equipping our graduates to be workplace ready, our curriculum reflects the needs of the world we live inWe acknowledge that in today’s fast-paced and changing world, universities don’t have the monopoly on knowledge or education. In pioneering a model of co-created learning that treats our strategic partners as co-creators in education, we work with business and industry leaders to develop course content that meets the needs of employers, the jobs of the future and responds to the challenges of a global workplace.

Our approach recognises that learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Instead, we offer a combination of on-campus, online and clinical learning environments, with real-life work experience in professional and community settings.

Services and Programs
Job advertising ■ Shortlisting service ■ Discipline specific career events ■ Career event advertising ■ Links with faculties ■ Mentoring program ■ Online career development program and resources

Facilities 
Catering ■ Seminar rooms ■ Lecture theatres ■Gyms ■Childcare centre ■Short stay and student accommodation ■Libraries■ Shuttle bus service ■On-site parking ■ Uniclinic (Campbelltown campus) ■Pool (Hawkesbury and Nirimba) ■Restaurant (Parramatta) ■Cafes■ Observatory (Penrith) ■Art collection ■Hairdresser (Penrith) ■ ATMs

Equity Groups

Western Sydney University has a high proportion of students from a low socioeconomic background, first in family to attend university and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Assistance is available to employers who wish to locate and recruit candidates from equity groups at the University.

Fields of Education
Accounting, Biomedical & Health Sciences, Communication Arts, Computing & Mathematics, Economics & Finance, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Languages, Law, Management, Marketing, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Social Sciences.

Number of Graduating Students (approximate)
Business 17,151; Computing, Engineering & Math 3,996; Education 5,313; Humanities and Communication Arts 8,122; Law 3809; Medicine 328; Nursing and Midwifery 4,333; Social Sciences & Psychology 4,744; Science & Health 11,209

Staff

Head of Careers Service: 
Patricia Parish
T: +61 2 4736 0376
E: p.parish@westernsydney.edu.au

Careers Liaison Officer:
Scott Hinchliffe
T: +61 2 4736 0898
E: s.hinchliffe@westernsydney.edu.au

Employer Visits

Employer presentations on campus may be arranged after discussion with the Employer Liaison Coordinator.

Careers Events

 Event Day Date Time Location
Edfest Wednesday 28 February 2018 10am – 3.30pm Building EE Parramatta South
Law Careers Evening Wednesday 7 March 2018 6pm – 8pm Lvl 9, Parramatta CBD Campus
Business Careers Evening Thursday 5 April 2018 6pm – 8pm Lvl 9, Parramatta CBD Campus
Policing and Criminology Careers Expo Friday 20 April 2018 tba Building EE Parramatta South
Nursing and Midwifery Careers Expo tba Between May and July tba Building EE Parramatta South
Environmental Sciences Careers Expo tba Between May and July tba Hawkesbury Campus
Property and Construction Careers Evening Thursday 16 August 2018 6pm – 8pm Lvl 9, Parramatta CBD Campus
Tourism and Heritage Careers Expo Tuesday 28 August 2018 1pm – 5pm Building EEa Parramatta South
Technology Careers Expo Friday 31 August 2018 6pm – 8pm Building EE Parramatta South
Psychology Careers Expo Thursday 27 September 2018 10am – 4pm Building 20 Bankstown
Social Work and Community Welfare Expo Friday 12 October 2018 9am – 2.30pm Building EE Parramatta South