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Uni offers for 2011
UAC: Posted 27-1-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Hopefully you received the offer you wanted and are doing what you need to do to accept, defer or reject the offer. If not, hopefully you changed your preferences by Jan26 and will receive an offer in February. Yes, it is possible to receive more than one offer which gives you choices now and in 2012 if you defer both offers.

Enrolling at TAMWORTH TAFE
TAFE: Posted 27-1-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Tamworth Campus is now open for Semester 1, 2011 enrolments between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Main enrolment days are on Thursday, 27 January 2011 and Friday, 28 January 2011 from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.

To enrol, visit the front office in A Block and a staff member will direct you to the appropriate enrolling officer (teacher) for the course you wish to undertake.


For more information, visit www.newengland.tafensw.edu.au/location/tamworth/

Last days for Early February & Final Round applica
UAC: Posted 19-1-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Late applications for semester 1, 2011 study close at midnight on Thursday 3 February. Late fees apply and some courses may have closed, so check the course search before applying. There will not be many offers made in the last rounds.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

UAC offers - not happy?
UAC: Posted 19-1-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you did not receive an offer or have changed your mind you can apply for an Early February Round offer if the course has vacancies. See those with a V beside their name in the paper. Changes to course preferences for consideration in the Early February Round can be made between Wednesday 19 January and Wednesday 26 January.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/faq/change-preference.shtml

UAC offers
UAC: Posted 19-1-11 Deadline - No Deadline
I hope you are happy and have received the offer you wanted. If not, please read my other alerts today.

Important UAC deadlines
UAC: Posted 4-1-11 Deadline - No Deadline
The deadline for changing your preferences is 6 January to be considered for the Main Round of offers so the advice is to put whatever your dream course is as your first preference by then. Use all your 9 preferences and make sure your last one had a very low ATAR in 2010 as we don't know if ATARs for each courses will go up or down for 2011 applicants. Also UAC advises that Early January Round offers will be available on this website from 9am on Wed 5 Jan 2011.

For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/

Best wishes for Christmas and 2011
General: Posted 22-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Now that the HSC results and ATARs are out, for some it will be a matter of finding a job and for others it will be making decisions about courses at uni or TAFE. I wish you all the best and if I can help you in any way, please email me.

Accommodation in Sydney in 2011
Accommodation: Posted 22-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Accoommodation is available in Drummoyne: 2 unfurnished bedrooms in a 3 bedroom house near a bus route (Victoria Road) to get you to the city for work or study at Sydney or UTS or Macquarie Uni. Available from the end of January. $150-$160 per person plus expenses. Please ring Mrs Nolan on 67613595 for details.

Youth Allowance & Centrelink
Universities: Posted 16-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Hopefully you read the recent email about the current situation. I strongly suggest 2 things: check with Centrelink about YOUR family circumstances and what applies to you and if working, keep a copy of EVERY pay slip between graduation in November this year and May 2012 to show Centrelink if applying for IYA.

Bridging Courses Pre-University 2011
Universities: Posted 16-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
What: take a course to improve your level of knowledge before you start your degree. You can vist this site for contact details for each uni or UAC at: http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/institutions/
For more information, visit www.mhscareers.com/University.html

Year 12 - What next?
General: Posted 16-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
To find out the huge range of options open to Year 12 leavers, visit this site eg jobs, apprenticeships, further study at TAFE, college or uni; working and learning etc
For more information, visit www.year12whatnext.gov.au/

How to pay for uni (HECS-HELP)
Universities: Posted 16-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you enrol in a Commonwealth supported place at uni or apply for a FEE-HELP loan you must have obtained and read a copy of the relevant booklet. Your provider will supply you with a copy of the booklet. If you want to plan ahead and know what is involved and your options, I have copies of the booklets which arrived today or you can go to the website.
For more information, visit www.goingtouni.gov.au/Main/Resources/PublicationsAndLinks/FormsPublications.htm

HSC and ATARs - who to call or contact
UAC: Posted 16-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
By now you will have received your HSC results and ATARs. If you have questions about the HSC results, you can ring the Board of Studies on 13 11 12. If you have questions about the ATAR, the ATAR Enquiry Centre phone number is 02 8736 5900. If you have questions about your options, especailly if your ATAR is higher or lower than expected, please contact me via email as I will have resources and suggestions(especially for those who want to go to uni but whose ATARs indicate that this may not be possible). Also many universities will have advice days in the first week of January before the deadline of changing Main Round preferences on 6th January.

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
:

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

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