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Macleay College courses for 2011
Private Colleges: Posted 23-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Course info, fee details and application forms have arrived. No ATAR needed.

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

Newcastle Uni Courses in 2011
Universities: Posted 23-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
The course guides for 2011 have arrived. See me for a copy to see what courses they offer plus info on accommodation, scholarships etc

Newcastle University Open Day
Universities: Posted 23-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be on Thursday 1 July. Put the date in your diary. This will be a long day 5am -8pm so if you want to go, don't have a work shift on this day. More details to follow.

UMAT 2010
Career Choice: Posted 23-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
See the poster in the Senior Study on who needs to do this. See me for the guide they have sent.

Architecture now at Griffith Uni
Universities: Posted 23-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
See the website for details.
For more information, visit www.griffith.edu.au/architecture

Business at UNSW in Sydney course booklet
Universities: Posted 23-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
See the wide range of courses in Economics, Commerce and combined degrees. You can major in accounting, actuarial, econometrics, finance, management, marketing, taxation etc.
For more information, visit www..asb.unsw.edu.au

Notre Dame University 2011 Prospectus
Universities: Posted 23-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Two copies of the booklets have arrived with details of the courses they offer and scholarships.
For more information, visit www.ned.edu.au

Work backstage: Music, Theatre, Events, TV
Private Colleges: Posted 23-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
See courses and careers in technical production, event management etc. Diploma courses can lead to Advanced Diplomas and uni. See the handouts from Julius Media in the Senior Study, Careers Noticeboard and Careers Room.
For more information, visit www.juliusmedia.com

Special Tertiary Admissions Test(STAT)Dates
Universities: Posted 23-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Some university courses require you to sit for this test. The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is a series of related tests designed to assess a range of competencies commonly considered important for success in tertiary study. STAT is administered nationally and is used by many tertiary institutions in Australia as part of their admissions procedure for certain categories of applicants.STAT is used in addition to any other information available when assessing applications for admission. If you have no formal qualifications on which to base your application to a tertiary institution, you may be eligible to be considered for entry to a course by sitting STAT.
Candidates (UAC and non-UAC applicants) can sit STAT in NSW or the ACT through UAC. STAT will be held on Saturday 8 May 2010 and Saturday 29 May 2010 at various locations Ė Birrong (Sydney), Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Newcastle, Nowra, Penrith, Surry Hills and Wollongong. All test sessions have a limited number of places, so you are advised to book early. Registrations close 10 days prior to the test date.To learn more about the STAT, including dates and locations of upcoming tests, download the STAT 2010 Mid-Year Leaflet from UAC.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/stat/

Social Work Careers Day - Westmead Hospital
Career Choice: Posted 23-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Social Workers assist people, groups and communities address their problems. With its focus on helping people in need, Social Work is a profession committed to social justice and respect for human rights. Social Workers provide a wide range of services to help people who are distressed or overwhelmed by problems such as poverty, substance abuse, homelessness, conflict or parental difficulties. Services which Social Workers provide include one on one counselling, group mediation, advocacy, social and financial support, legal representation, shelter and referral advice. Some Social Workers contribute to policy development or advise governments on specific welfare issues, such as domestic violence. In this way Social Workers can influence how services are delivered and how society responds to social issues. Social Work has many fields of practice, making it a diverse and rewarding career path with multiple opportunities to make a difference. Social Workers are found in hospitals, welfare departments, either government or private (such as employment services, justice, housing and youth services), womenís refuges, city councils, mental health, disability and aged care facilities and schools, to name just a few. Westmead Hospital still have places available in their Social Work Careers Days on 11th & 19th May 2010. but you need to hurry! The day goes from 9am -3pm and is $10 per student with morning tea provided. Venue: Special Functions Room. Level One, Education Block Westmead Hospital. Cnr Hawkesbury and Darcy Roads, Westmead. See me ASAP for details.

University of Tasmania - New Facilities for Medici
Universities: Posted 23-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Want to study medicine? It's worth considering all Australian universities that offer Medical degrees, even if it means going interstate. UTAS Faculty of Health Science students now have access to the state-of-the-art and architecturally-stunning $58 million Medical Science 1 (MS1) building. MS1 is the first stage of the new UTAS Medical Science Precinct in Hobartís CBD. The facility is the new base for the Menzies Research Institute and the Faculty of Health Scienceís School of Medicine, with the co-location of the medical research and education facilities enabling the highest levels of collaboration between health professionals.

For more information, visit www.medicine.utas.edu.au

First Careers Alert email for Week 1
General: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
So much information has arrived that there will be 2 emails at least this week for you. So please check and remind your friends to do this too or alert them to information you think they may be interested in.

Carpentry and joinery apprenticeship opportunity
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for details.

Rotary Aviation Careers Expo in Tamworth
Career Choice: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
This is open to Year 10 and 11 students. See me for details and an applicaiton form.

Science careers and study at uni
Universities: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are interested, please go to the website below for ideas and information.
For more information, visit www.science.uts.edu.au/careers/index.html

Whitehouse Institute of Design Holiday Workshops
Career Choice: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia was founded in 1988 and is acknowledged for its high standard of design education. The Institute offers a Bachelor of Design with specialisations in Fashion Design, Interior Design and Styling & Creative Direction. Holiday workshops are also available.
WHO CAN APPLY? Workshops are suitable for all ages from secondary school onward. These workshops are intended for those with little or no drawing skills but the desire to develop them. FOUNDATION & ADVANCED WORKSHOPS These workshops are one week in duration and run from 10am to 3.30pm Monday Ė Friday. They are offered during the summer and winter school holiday periods at Whitehouse Sydney and Melbourne Campuses. Detailed dates and times can be viewed on the Institute's Events Calendar FEES & COURSE REQUIREMENTS Maximum numbers per class apply, once reached, new applicants are wait-listed until minimum numbers are met for another class. Classes are subject to cancellation if minimum numbers are not met. Applicants must complete a Foundation course before taking the Advanced course. The workshops outlined are non-accredited courses. Workshop prices Foundation $440.00 Advanced $550.00

For more information, visit whitehouse-design.edu.au

University of Sydney Back to Agriculture Open Day
Universities: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are considering studying Agriculture, donít miss the Open day and free BBQ lunch in the Quad.There will be mini-sessions on hot topic issues like climate security, food production, carbon trading, water management etc. Sydney University's expert staff will also be available before and after these sessions to discuss course and and career degree options Ė itís a preview of Sydney Uniís Info Day (held at end of August). Current students and notable alumni will also be there to offer advice, and explain what they do. And this is a good opportunity to hear from first-years doing the brand new Bachelor of Environmental Systems, Sydney Uni's all-encompassing three-year degree! When: Saturday 5 June 2010,11 a.m. Ė 3 p.m.

For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/agriculture

Trainee paramedic with the Ambulance Service
Career Choice: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
A career with the NSW Ambulance Service offers a range of employment opportunities for advancement and ongoing development. the NSW service is unique due to front line staff having the opportunity to specialise into diverse areas such as special casualty access team, aeromedical services, snow operations, rapid response, counter disaster and patient transport service. There is also a fully accredited Ambulance Education Centre as well as regional training units that deliver in-service training, online learning courses and clinical support programs which include workshops and clinical assistance. Applicants With No Prior Experience:The role of a paramedic is a personally rewarding and highly respected profession. It is also a progressive career that offers opportunities for advancement and ongoing professional development. Applicants with no prior medical experience are offered education and training at our on-site Ambulance Education Centre following by practical on-road training. Successful graduates are awarded a nationally recognised Diploma qualification. NB: Although there is no age limit, Paramedics do need to have an unrestricted Driver's licence and an unblemished driving record.NSW Ambulance Service are an equal employment opportunity employer and provide programs to assist all applicants (including people whose first language is other than English or who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders) compete for employment opportunities based on merit. Applicants with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are encouraged to contact the Aboriginal Employment Coordinator to discuss applying for Trainee Paramedic positions.
Please call (02) 9320 7644 or email cbryan@ambulance.nsw.gov.au Please visit the website to download an Information Booklet, Information Package and Application Forms. Ensure you read the application information carefully before preparing your application. There are also Sample Aptitude Tests online to help you prepare.

New Courses from the University of Canberra
Universities: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
The University of Canberra has introduced 19 new courses. Commencing this year, the courses will give students greater flexibility and choice, leading to more career opportunities. The new 4 year double degrees offered by the Faculty of Education will help students gain the most extensive qualification in the shortest time. The Bachelor of Education combined with the Bachelor of Science allows students to experience cross-institutional study as you will have classes at both the University of Canberra and ANU. In addition, the University offers some courses on line, so you can study from home at times that fit your busy lifestyle.

For more information, visit www.canberra.edu.au/courses-units

Design Now! 2010 Exhibition
Career Choice: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Design Now! is an annual exhibition showcasing the work of the most outstanding design and applied arts graduates from universities across Australia.Eighteen outstanding design and applied arts graduates from across Australia have been selected as the 2010 Design Now! finalists. Ranging from jewellery, fashion, product, graphic and textile design, to architecture, photography and ceramics, this talented crop showcase the diversity and breadth of contemporary Australian design in the following categories:DESIGN FOR THE BODY | DESIGN FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT | DESIGN FOR COMMUNICATION | DESIGN FOR THE HOME | DESIGN FOR INDUSTRY | DESIGN FOR STUDIO PRODUCTION
Visit www.object.com.au/designnow/ to check out the profiles of the 18 finalists, find out who the winners are, download an Education Kit or head to the Design (Now and Then) blog for your total Design Now! fix.The exhibition can be seen at Object Gallery, 417 Bourke St Surry Hills, NSW 2010. Dates: 10th April to 30th May 2010

Aviation Careers Expo
Career Choice: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
The Aviation Careers Expo is Australiaís largest and only Ďaviation dedicatedí Expo targeted towards careers, training and employment for the Aviation Industry.The Aviation Careers Expo will be held on Saturday, 21 August 2010, at Aviation Australia, 15-25 Boronia Road, Brisbane International Airport.Aims of the Expo* Provide careers information to targeted audience.* Promote the awareness of aviation careers and aviation as a primary career pathway.
* Promote the profile and importance of the aviation and aerospace industry.* Provide a non-threatening environment which enables employers, education and training providers to communicate directly with potential candidates.For further details contact Deanne Hansell at Aviation Australia on 07 3860 0900.

For more information, visit www.aviationaustralia.aero/aviation-expo/overview

Internat School of Aviation Australia Cessnock
Career Choice: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
The International School of Aviation Australia believes that it takes a unique approach to pilot education. If you'd like to taste their unique offerings and take a free trial flight, then you need to book a place at their one-day Free event. They guarantee you will see teaching methods that are not taught elsewhere. DATE : Sunday 4th July 2010TIME : 11am - 2pm
VENUE : Cessnock Airport, Cessnock NSW 2325 Register online
For more information, visit www.isaa.edu.au/rsvp/

Career in radio? AFTRS Open Day
Career Choice: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Interested in learning more about what's on offer at Australia's national screen arts and broadcast School?
Discover what's on offer in 2011, chat to lecturers and check out AFTRS' state of the art facilities at the Open Days on 4th and 5th September 2010.What you will find and can do:+ Course information booths - talk to AFTRS teaching staff about the course you are interested in+ Radio studio drop in zone - drop in chat to AFTRS Radio teaching staff and check out the amazing gear+ Drop in zones - drop in chat to teaching staff and get inspired by the latest in multi platform, animation, game design, virtual worlds and much more ............

For more information, visit www.aftrs.edu.au/whats-on/guided-tours,-open-days,-courses--careers-expos.aspx

Want a career in film?
Career Choice: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
International Film School Sydney Information and Open Day When - Saturday 29th May , 10am - 2pm Where - 27 Rosebury Ave, Rosebury, Sydney 2018 What - Take a tour of the schools premises where you can :* View studio / stage / set design* Interact with audio / visual equipment* Review draft script material* View editing equipment* Chat with us about FEE HELP* Discuss our enrolment process

For more information, visit www.ifss.edu.au/

Enter the PMís AYF Challenge - $15,000
General: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
The Hon Kate Ellis MP, Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth has opened a new national initiative, the Prime Ministerís Australian Youth Forum Challenge. The PMís AYF Challenge is an annual initiative that aims to stimulate fresh ideas about how young people can connect with their communities. If youíre 12-24 and you have an innovative idea which you think will encourage other young people to engage in their community, actively address local needs and promote a positive image of young people, why not consider submitting a project entry? Winners will be eligible for up to $15 000 to put their ideas into action. The winning ideas will be documented on the AYF website. The PMís AYF Challenge closes 5.00pm AEST Tuesday 11 May 2010.

For more information, visit www.youth.gov.au/ayf/

National Youth Strategy Launched
General: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
The Minister for Youth, the Hon Kate Ellis MP launched the National Strategy for Young Australians on Wednesday, 14 April 2010. The Strategy is part of the Australian Governmentís ongoing process of giving young people a better deal and a voice in decisions that affect them. It will be used as a guide for future Government action to encourage and help young people take charge of their own lives. The Strategy on young people aged between 12 and 24 years. At the heart of the Strategy is a vision for all young people to grow up safe, healthy, happy and resilient. Developed with young Australians, the Strategy describes what itís like to be young in Australia today and highlights eight priority areas for Government action now and into the future.

For more information, visit www.youth.gov.au/nationalstrategy.html#doc

UBS Cadetship Applications Closing Soon
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Interested in a business career? Then donít miss out on applying for a UBS Cadetship. A reminder that applications for the 2010 UBS Cadetships Program close on 7 May. Applications are made online to Professional Cadetships Australia by Year 12 applicants. The second section, a brief school assessment, is also completed online. UBS Cadetships offer students a wonderful opportunity to launch their business career while studying at the university of their choice in Sydney. UBS is a global leader in the finance sector. Cadetship opportunities are offered in Operations and in Finance. Cadets may choose from a wide range of degrees, including business, commerce, economics, arts, social sciences and IT. Full details of the Program are provided on the website.

For more information, visit www.professionalcadets.com.au/UBScadetships

Green Careers - Make a Difference
Career Choice: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
With concerns for the environment bringing a greater awareness and the introduction of many new environmental regulations, thereís no doubt that the colour of the future is green. More and more jobs will be created to help people adapt to these changes and a whole new industry is opening up, so if you want to be a part of the green revolution, read on. Green careers contribute to a more sustainable world. They can include a wide variety of jobs and occur in most industry sectors. Examples of green occupations include park ranger or ecologist. However, green jobs exist in almost any career field or industry. There are green jobs at all education and skill levels. There are emerging industries that support environmentally friendly products, services and technologies. Solar and wind power technologies, hybrid cars and aquaculture are some examples. Electricians and plumbers, however, can work with both traditional energy sources and with solar energy. Construction workers can also work on energy-efficient designs. Green jobs are not all scientific, technical or practical. New green companies need accountants, human resource staff, receptionists, sales people and others. Existing companies are adopting new technologies and work practices to become green.

For more information, visit www.myfuture.edu.au/The%20Facts/Work%20and%20Employment/Green%20Careers.aspx

CSU Global can take you places
Universities: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Recent studies have indicated that over 80% of employers believe that graduates who undertake an overseas experience return to Australia with enhanced skills applicable to the workplace. CSU Global provides programs designed to give undergraduate students (on campus and studying by distance education) international exposure and a competitive edge in the graduate market, preparing students for work and citizenship through international exchange. If youíre considering an international career, you might want to check out CSU Global.
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/special/global/

open day every day @ CSU
Universities: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
CSU say: Whether youíre in Year 10, Year 11, or studying for your HSC exams, itís never too late to explore your options so why not come and visit CSU for an open day every day tour at any of our five regional campuses. A tour with an experienced student ambassador will help you acquaint yourself with the campus and its facilities. You will also get a chance to talk to staff members or lecturers about courses of interest and find out what itís really 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.

For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/study/campus-tours.htm or call 1800 334 733.

School students go MaD for $250 cash prizes
General: Posted 20-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
After the success of the Making a Difference competition in 2009, Charles Sturt University (CSU) invites senior school students to enter into the 2010 competition. The Making a Difference (MaD) Social Justice Innovation Award is open to all students in NSW and ACT aged 15 and 21 years and in Year 10, 11 or 12 at high school or a student at TAFE. Students are asked to ďwrite a story, poem or script that addresses any issue of social justiceĒ. In addition to the cash prizes, each winner is asked to select a charity of their choice which CSU will then make a $250 donation to on their behalf. In 2009 the charities chosen were UNICEF, MADRE, Cystic Fibrosis Australia and Youth Off the Streets. The MaD competition will run again in 2010 with entries open on Monday 2 May, 2010 and closing on Friday 2 July, 2010. Judging will take place in July and winners will be announced on Monday 16 August 2010. More information, including a full list of competition conditions, is available at the website.
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/student/mad

Details of the RSA/RCG courses in Week 1
General: Posted 15-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
These will be held in A3 on Monday-Tuesday and then again on Wednesday-Thursday. They start at 3.15 sharp because the courses are 6 hours long so please be on time. Please bring pens and whatever you need to eat and drink as there will be no chance to go out and buy dinner!

Happy Easter
General: Posted 1-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Enjoy your holiday, do some school work sometime and if you are travelling visit the nearest university or college that interest you and check them out. See you next term.

Apprenticeships at Integral Energy
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 1-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Electrical - Distribution Powerline apprenticeships will be advertised in July.

For more information, visit www.integral.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/integralenergy/nsw/nsw+homepage/aboutusnav/careers

Subject Bonuses for University Entry
Universities: Posted 1-4-10 Deadline - No Deadline
All UAC institutions recognise performance in Year 12 subjects relevant to the course/s for which you have applied. Some have formal bonus points schemes; while others consider students individually. More information at website.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/atar/bonuses.shtml

UNE Open Day notes now available.
Universities: Posted 31-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for your copy and return the money asap to Mrs Forrest to reserve your seat on the bus.

Universty of Sydney course booklets for 2011
Universities: Posted 31-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
These have arrived. See me to browse or borrow.

Deakin Uni in Victoria
Universities: Posted 31-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Course booklets have arrived for 2011 includeing Medicine.
For more information, visit www.deakin.edu.au

New Bachelor of Mathematics at Newcastle
Universities: Posted 31-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
A flyer of this new course arrived. See what you would study and what careers it would lead to for you. It can be done as a combined degree with other courses.

Want to be a film maker or a career in film?
Private Colleges: Posted 31-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
International Film School Sydney offers an Adv Diploma of Screen and Media over 2 years. See me for the info pack and dvd of students short films.
For more information, visit www.ifss.edu.au

Want a career in a health area??
Career Choice: Posted 31-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
The updated Health Careers Kit 2010 has arrived and it is a MUST SEE for anyone wanting a health career eg nurse, physio, optometrist, medical imaging, naturopath, exercise and sports scientist etc. See fme as I have only 1 copy of the book.

UNSW RUral High Schools Medicine Week
Career Choice: Posted 31-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Held 11th-16th July. Applicants who want to study medicine should see for for a form. They are due to ME (not the uni) at the beginning of Week 2 next term ie 26th April.

For more information, visit http:''rcs.med.unsw.edu.au

HSC preparation program
HSC: Posted 30-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
See website for holiday program.
For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/cce/hsc

Bonus entry scheme at QUT
Universities: Posted 30-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Queensland Uni of Technology's bonus scheme is outlined at this site.
For more information, visit www.qut.edu.au/entrybonus

Blue Mountains Hotel Management School
Private Colleges: Posted 30-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Allied with Austrlaian Interantional Hotel School. Offer degrees, diplomas, world travel etc. Links to UQ.
For more information, visit www.hotelschool.com.au

A day in the life of a nursing student
Universities: Posted 30-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Offered at Notre Dame uni on Friday 9 July .
For more information, visit www.nd.edu.au

New: Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science at CSU
Universities: Posted 30-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Couse allows you to specialise in Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine.

New: Bachelor of Business in Hospitality Managemen
Universities: Posted 30-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
At CSU in Lismore. INcudes a 20 week internship program.
For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au/tourism

Dr, dentist, pharmacist, vet, optometrist??
Universities: Posted 30-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
IF you want to apply for any of these, you MUST see about the requirements eg sitting UMAT and STAT tests.

Tax File Numbers needed by uni students
General: Posted 30-3-10 Deadline - No Deadline
IF you intend to get the gov't to pay your uni course costs through HEC-HELP, you must have a TFN. See the front office for an application form so you have it before you start uni.

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