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HSC results/ATARs - best wishes & help available
HSC: Posted 14-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
I wish Year 12 all the best in receiving your results and ATARs. If you, or someone you know, is disappointed with their ATAR and still wishes to go to university, please see me as there are quite a few options available which I know about and can suggest. This is the week when I often see students who are very disappointed and embarassed, either on their own or with a parent. Please ring or email me if you find yourself in this situation.

Jobs in Tuesday's Leader
Job vacancies: Posted 14-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
IT Suport Trainee and Parks & Garden Apprentice with Tamworth Regional Council, apprenticeships (chef, elctrician, fitter machinist, mechanical fitter, motor mechanic,) juior tades assistant in a heavy vehicle workshop, junior welder, caual labourer, courier driver, casual fast food jobs etc.

Cancer Council wants volunteers in CMF
General: Posted 13-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
The Cancer Council of NSW is looking for volunteers to assist with their stall in Peel Street and at an event at AELEC during the Country Music Festival. If you can spare a few hours, a day or several please cll them on 67630900 or ddrop in to Shop 2 218 Peel St. THis will look great on your resume and give you some thing to mention in scholarship & college applications in Term 3 as many ask for examples of your involvement in both the school and in the community. You will receive a certificate showing your assistance. It is also a good opportunity to be involved for a worthy organisation that helps many Australians.

Changes: independence for Youth Allowance & ABST
General: Posted 13-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
This factsheet provides information about the changes to independence criteria for Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY from 1 January 2011.

For more information, visit www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/publications/st089.htm

Diploma in Law Course:Sydney Uni (Law alternative)
Career Choice: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
A pathway to legal practice for students with a minimum ATAR of 68.9 and can be done part time or by external study. A brochure has arrived for the Summer 2010 /11 semester. Over 1300 students are currently enrolled.
For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/lec

Last day for Main Round applications
Universities: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications for university study next year are still open, and must be in by midnight on Friday 10 December to be guaranteed consideration for the Main Round. Make sure all your relevant documents have been provided to UAC by 14 January 2011.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

All about your ATAR booklet
Universities: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
2010 NSW HSC students can now read and download the new All about your ATAR booklet that explains what the ATAR is and how it's calculated, and has answers to the most commonly asked questions.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/documents/atar/All-About-Your-ATAR.pdf

ATAR Enquiry Centre
Universities: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
UAC's ATAR Enquiry Centre will be open between Thursday 16 December and Friday 31 December 2010 (excluding weekends and public holidays). Opening hours are listed on UAC's ATAR information page and students will be able to call the centre on (02) 8736 5900. Specific questions about which courses to choose should be directed to those institutions or by attending the Info Days in early January.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Raffles College of Design and Commerce
Career Choice: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
What: Holiday workshops - 5 days of fun plus a valuable learning experience.When: 10 - 14 January 2011. Subjects: Art & Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Animation, Games Design and Photography.
Contact: 9922 4278 or contact@raffles.edu.au

For more information, visit www.raffles.edu.au

Don't get conned by your employer
Job vacancies: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Frequently Asked Questions from NSW Industrial Relations
What: Useful for young people looking for work over the holidays.

For more information, visit www.youngpeopleatwork.nsw.gov.au/Looking_for_work/Dont_get_conned.html

One option if you don't get into Newcastle Uni
Universities: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Newstep Program – Alternative Entry at Newcastle University
What: One-year program for 17-20 year olds with insufficient marks in the HSC.Where: Callaghan campus in Newcastle and Ourimbah campus on the Central Coast. Contact: 1800 353 775 or enabling@newcastle.edu.au There are other options I know about if they are needed.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/students/foundation-studies/newstep/

Difficult interview questions
Job vacancies: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Here is some advice on what to say in interviews.
For more information, visit www.careerfaqs.com.au/job-interview-tips/1101/How-to-answer-interview-questions

Five hottest jobs for 2011
Career Choice: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you’re considering your career options and want to know what jobs show the best prospects, you might be interested in a recent IBISWorld report revealing which Australian industries are expected to demonstrate the strongest employment and wages growth in the years 2011 to 2016.

For more information, visit www.careerfaqs.com.au/employment-news/1685/five-hottest-jobs-for-2011%20

Awards Night Monday 13th December
School Matters: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have received a letter indicating that you will be receiving an award but are UNABLE to attend, please ring the school on 67610800 to let the organisers know. Thank you. I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Release of the 2010 ATAR
Universities: Posted 2-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
What: Results released NSW 9am 16 December, ACT results released 9am 17 December. Where: website You need: UAC application number or HSC student number and UAC PIN.
ATAR Enquiry Centre: (02) 8736 5900 during business hours from 16 December.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/atar

Access your 2010 HSC Results
HSC: Posted 2-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
When: 6.00am 15 December 2010. How: Use your 8-digit Student Number and HSC PIN. Online: Access your results for free here: www.hscresults.nsw.edu.au or www.hsc-results.nsw.edu.au or www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au SMS text message: Register by sending a text message from your mobile phone to 0427 659 900 with your Student Number, followed by a space and your HSC PIN. Telephone: Dial 1300 669 248 and follow the voice prompts.

For more information, visit www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/hsc-results/accessing.html

Macquarie Uni Scholarships 2011
Scholarships: Posted 30-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
I have copies of their scholarships booklet with new ones for regional and rural students. Please contact me if interested.
For more information, visit www.mq.edu.au/scholarships

A list of Uni Advice Days in January 2011
Universities: Posted 30-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you need advice from universities as to your options regarding preferences before the close of the Main Round, please see this list.
Uni Advice Days.docx

NSW Police Career Day 2011
Career Choice: Posted 30-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
20 February 2011, 9am-3pm, NSW Police College, Goulburn NSW.Contact: 1800 222 122 www.police.nsw.gov.au
For more information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au/recruitment/upcoming_events

Basair Airline Pilot Career Workshops –
Career Choice: Posted 30-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Bankstown/Cessnock - 21 & 22 Dec 2010. Find out about career prospects in aviation, and how to enter the industry.
Contact: (02) 9791 0111 or http://www.basair.com.au/index.php/learn-to-fly/introductory-offers/103-airline-pilot-career-workshowww.basair.com.au
For more information, visit www.basair.com.au/index.php/contact-basair.html

UNE early offers
Universities: Posted 29-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
UNE will be posting offers this week in time for the first change of preferences deadline with UAC. If you receive an offer, my suggestion is that you follow the instructions carefully to accept and make it a genuine offer at this stage.

Lower than expected ATAR?
HSC: Posted 26-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
I attended the Careers Advisers Association annual conference in Sydney recently. One session was on what options are open to students who want to go to university but whose ATAR is too low and they are unable to get into the course they want. Six different universities provided insight into what they recommend and I gained a lot of information and suggestions for Year 12 students. Please contact me if you find yourself in this position after you receive your HSC results and ATAR as I have several suggestions depending on what you want to do and where.


2011 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 26-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
These open on Monday 6th December 2010 and close on Friday 7th January 2011. C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships are the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate students in Australia. The scholarships are valued at up to $60,000 over four years. Information about the C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship and an application form are available at www.hawkerscholarship.org <> or by contacting the secretary to the Trustees on 08 8127 1654.
For more information, visit www.hawkerscholarship.org

Joblink Plus Training courses
General: Posted 26-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
They are currently offering the following Nationally Recognised courses in the lead up to Christmas. Safe Food Handling 1 Day First Aid 2 Day First Aid


Ambulance Service of New South Wales
Career Choice: Posted 26-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Want to base your career on helping people? Consider joining the Ambulance Service in New South Wales.If you like to help others and you want to make a difference to your community, then you’re on the right path if you consider a career with the Ambulance Service of New South Wales.
For more information, visit www.first10.com.au/government/ambulance-services-of-new-south-wales/

Hope & Home - Volunteering in Nepal
General: Posted 26-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Placements range from two weeks to three months.
Contact: [977] 1 4439097 or info@hopenhome.org


For more information, visit www.hopenhome.org

Apprentice Butcher wanted
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 26-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you or someone you know, is interested please contact Mark at Kays meats on 67666655. Mention that you heard about it from me.

Submission to govt on Youth Allowance by 6 Dec
Universities: Posted 25-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to let the Parliamentary Enquiry know what you think abou the existing Youth Allowance rules, you have until 6 December to have your voice heard. Click on this link to find out what to do: http://www.fionanash.com.au/Committees/CurrentInquiries/tabid/77/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/655/categoryId/17/The-Education-Employment-and-Workplace-Relations-Legislation-Committee-inquiry-into-the-Social-Security-Amendment-Income-Support-for-Regional-Students-Bill-2010.aspx
For more information, visit www.fionanash.com.au/Committees/CurrentInquiries/

Youth Allowance update
Universities: Posted 25-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
During October and November there have been moves in Parliament to get the existing laws which penalise students living in Tamworth changed. If you, and or your parents, want to know what has been happening you can visit the website below or do your own Googling.
For more information, visit www.fionanash.com.au/Home.aspx

Textbook Sale to new Year 12s next Monday
School Matters: Posted 25-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to sell textbooks and study guides to the new Year 12, this will be done in the hall on Monday 29th Nov from 10am to 11am. A good chance to tidy up your bedroom and get some cash! Bring lots of $5, $10 notes etc. so you can give change.



Macquarie University Info Day 2011
Universities: Posted 11-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Info about: alternative pathways, accommodation, Transition Program, sport and rec facilities. A chance to ask questions before the final change of preferences. 9am – 4pm Wednesday 5 January
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For more information, visit www.infoday.mq.edu.au/index.html

Free Pre Apprenticeship Courses - Sydney
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 11-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Careers in Plumbing, Construction/Carpentry, Horticulture/Parks & Gardens/Landscaping. On completion they have suitable employers waiting to employ you. You must: be willing to commit to a four year apprenticeship, and hold a current drivers licence or be willing to obtain. Contact: sydney.gt@atel.com.au

For more information, visit www.atel.com.au/Home.aspx

Reminder: AIE Open Day this Saturday
Private Colleges: Posted 11-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
November 13, 10am-3pm: Interested in a career in 3D Animation or Visual FX? Come along to an open day at your local AIE Campus to find out more: Sydney - Level 2, Wentworth Park Grandstand. Wattle Street, Ultimo NSW 2007. If you are interested and can't go,ph: +612 8514 8800
For more information, visit www.aie.edu.au

Book sale to Year 11s
School Matters: Posted 11-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Mrs Burt wanted me to let you know that if you wanted to sell textbooks and study guides to the new Year 12, this will be done in the hall on Monday 29th Nov from 10am to 11am. A good chance to tidy up your bedroom and get some cash! Bring lots of $5, $10 notes etc. so you can give change.

Grad practice on Monday 15th Nov
School Matters: Posted 11-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Mrs Burt would like to remind you that grad practice will be held at the Town Hall starting at 11am. Her words were: BE THERE! Please remind your friends and tell everyone you see, talk to, chat to, text etc etc

Still after UNE scholarship applications for 2011
Scholarships: Posted 9-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Want to go to UNE in 2011 and be considered for a scholarships? Contact me asap to be considered.

500 NSW Gov't cadetships for Yr 12 leavers
Job vacancies: Posted 9-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
You need to under 25 and have your HSC. Earn and learn in a huge range of jobs.
For more information, visit www.jobs.nsw.gov.au

Letter from the Board of Studies - HSC, PIN etc
HSC: Posted 9-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
All HSC students will receive a letter in the next few days reminding them of their HSC PIN. A HSC PIN card was also sent to students earlier this year.Students will need their HSC PIN to log in to Students Online to view their Assessment Rank Order Notice that will be available from 4.00 pm on Wednesday 10 November 2010. Students will see the order in which they have been ranked in their school for each course and must tell the school immediately if they think a ranking is incorrect. Any appeals must be lodged with School Principals by Tuesday 16 November.It is very important that students check that their assessment ranks are as they expect. A discrepancy may indicate that the school has made an error in determining the final assessment mark, which will affect the HSC results. For an explanation of how this works, read about the HSC Aligning and Moderating Procedures.Students should keep the letter handy as they will require their HSC PIN on Wednesday 15 December to obtain their HSC results via the internet, telephone or SMS. It is important to remember that the HSC PIN is different to the UAC PIN.HSC PIN Enquiries: Student Records on (02) 9367 8001.


Bond Uni
Universities: Posted 9-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
To find out more about studying at Bond University visit: Website or Phone: Student Administration on (07) 55954049 Email: enrolment.enquiries@bond.edu.au
For more information, visit www.bond.edu.au/degrees-and-courses/fields-of-study/index.htm

Australian Catholic University Information Session
Universities: Posted 9-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
ACU information sessions are a great opportunity for you to discuss your options with academic staff and current students and get the right advice.Brisbane Campus: Monday 20 December, 6pm -7.30pmNorth Sydney Campus: Tuesday 4 January, 9am - 4pmStrathfield Campus: Tuesday 4 January, 9am - 4pmCanberra Campus: Wednesday 15 December, 5.30pm - 7pmBallarat Campus: Tuesday 14 December, 5.30pm - 7pmMelbourne Campus: Friday 17 December, 5.30pm - 7.30pm http://www.acu.edu.au/apply_and_enrol/information_for/future_undergraduate_students/changing your_preference/information_sessions/

For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/home/

Billy Blue Sydney Open Day Jan 2011
Private Colleges: Posted 9-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
11am – 1pm Saturday 15 January.Billy Blue's Sydney Campus Level 8, 171 Pacific Highway, North Sydney Contact: 1300 851 245, info@billyblue.edu.au


For more information, visit www.billyblue.com.au/

The Australian College of Physical Education
Scholarships: Posted 9-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
This is now taking applications:March intake: Bachelor of Applied Fitness, Bachelor of Dance Education, Bachelor of Health and Movement (Sport), Bachelor of Sports Business, Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Administration. Scholarships for New Students open 14th January 2011. ACPE holds free campus tours throughout the year.
For more information, visit www.acpe.edu.au/default.asp

The Australian Racing Industry - jobs
Private Colleges: Posted 9-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
The Australian racing industry generates over $10 billion annually and creates over 100,000 full time or equivalent jobs. During the past few months, the SkillsOne team have been busy travelling around Australia to find out more about careers and skills shortages in the racing industry. go to: http://skillsone.com.au/industry/207/agriculture/video/1249/national-centre-for-equine-education/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Emailmarketingsoftware&utm_content=968940346&utm_campaign=TheAustralianRacingIndustry&utm_term=NationalCentreforEquineEducation

ANU Advisory Days 2010
Universities: Posted 9-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Discuss tertiary education options with ANU staff. NSW: 17 Dec 10-3 at Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt Street, Sydney
Contact: 02 6125 4893 or Free call 1800 620 032 or student.recruitment@anu.edu.au

For more information, visit www.anu.edu.au/studyat

Alternative Pathways to Macquarie Uni - SIBT
Universities: Posted 9-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT) have Diplomas that are equivalent to first year at Macquarie University. Upon completion gain direct entry into the second year. Diplomas in Business, Commerce, Computing, Communication, Electronic Engineering, and Arts. Keep this in mind when you get your ATAR.
For more information, visit www.sibt.nsw.edu.au/

Sydney Theatre School – Full Fee Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 9-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Offering one applicant for the Diploma of Theatre Performance in 2011 will have the full fee amount ($6,950) covered by the school. Deadline for scholarship applications: Friday 10th of December Apply at: http://www.sydneytheatreschool.com/index.php/applications/audition-application

For more information, visit www.sydneytheatreschool.com/index.php/home

University of Newcastle 2011 scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 9-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 per annum. Closing dates for 2011 scholarships vary – check the website for details.

For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/scholarships

Explore life on a CSU campus now!
Universities: Posted 9-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
It’s never too early or too late to start looking at university campuses. Charles Sturt University (CSU) has an open day every day scheme which means you can book a tour at any of their five regional campuses when it suits you. A tour with an experienced student ambassador will help you acquaint yourself with the campus and its facilities. You can also organise to talk to staff members or lecturers about courses of interest and find out what really it’s like to study at CSU. Tours are available Monday to Friday and bookings are essential at least three business days before the time you require. Find out more at the website or call 1800 334 733.

For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/campustour.htm

A reminder on resumes and applying for jobs
Job vacancies: Posted 5-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
In the Year 12 Careers Booklet I have out towards the end of Term 3, there are pages on resumes, application (cover)letters and interview techniques. It may be worth reading up on this or visiting the Careers Page of the McCarthy site for information, especially on internet job sites.
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/careers/

JT Fosseys Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 5-11-10 Deadline - No Deadline
The information about the Apprenticeship is as follows: They are looking for 2 x Apprentice Motor Mechanics to start ASAP. They are trialing someone at the moment so if he is good they will only have 1 position left. You need to contact Peter Vincin on 67661466 to arrange a time to meet and also drop in their current resume. Apply yourself or if you know someone, make sure they have read this. Ta

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