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St Patrick's Business College Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 18-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
In Sydney on Sunday, 13 June for 2011.

For more information, visit www.stpatsbuscol.com.au

School Holiday CSI Workshops at UNSW.
Career Choice: Posted 18-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Forensic Investigation Workshops & Cyber Crime Investigation Workshops will be on Monday 27 September & Tuesday 28 September, Wednesday 29 September & Thursday 30 September

For more information, visit www.nsg.unsw.edu.au/CSI.html

Want to be a florist? current or ex-students
Career Choice: Posted 18-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Pearsons School of Floristry Info Sessions will be on: 30 Mar, 07 Apr, 21 Apr, & 29 Apr 2010. About 1.5 Hours at the City Campus

For more information, visit www.pearsonsschool.com.au

Scholarship for children of Vietnam veterans
Scholarships: Posted 18-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
The Sir Colin Hines Scholarship assists the children of Vietnam veterans with their education.15 awards will be made to undertake study at a University or TAFE. $1,200 plus a certificate to commemorate the award. Applications before Monday 29 March 2010

For more information, visit www.rslnsw.com.au/uploads/Sir%20Colin%20Hines%202009.pdf

Southern Cross University new Gold Coast campus
Universities: Posted 18-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Degrees in business, convention and event management, international tourism management and law and paralegal studies.

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

Police Open Day this weekend
Career Choice: Posted 18-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
See what is available. THis day will occur again in early 2011.
For more information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/144905/police_career_day.pdf

Want to join the police force?
Career Choice: Posted 18-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
See the website below.
For more information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au/recruitment

RSA and RCG details - 3rd attempt
General: Posted 18-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
There will be 2 RSA and RCG courses run in the first week of Term 2 for Year 12. Course 1:RSA on Monday 19th April and RCG on Tuesday 20th April. Course 2: RSA on Wednesday 21st April and RCG on Thursday 22nd April Cost: $70 each or $140 for both RSA and RCG (advisable).Places are limited in each course so please bring in your money to Mrs Forrest in the office ASAP. On the envelope you need to write your name and if you want to do RSA/RCG Course 1 or Course 2

RSA & RCG couse details
General: Posted 16-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
See attached
There will be 2 RSA and RCG courses run in the first week of Term 2 for Year 12.doc

Apprentice mechanic?? Job available now
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 15-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are someone you know is after this, get them to see me for details of the local employer who rang me last week regarding this opportunity.

Antipodeans Abroad Information Nights - Gap Yr
General: Posted 15-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
GapBreak/UniBreak Information Nights in Feb/Mar/Apr around Australia. French (6 May) & German (13 May) Immersion Information Nights. See website for details
For more information, visit www.antipodeans.com.au/info-nights.htm

Thinking of Accounting? Some dates
Career Choice: Posted 15-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Institute of Chartered Accountants ‘Cadetship Evening’ 13th of May from 4pm-7:30pm at the Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. Institute of Chartered Accountants ‘Meet the Business Leader’ 18th August from 4pm-7pm. For Year 10, 11 and 12 students.

For more information, visit www.charteredaccountants.com.au/students_calendar

UTS Nursing Courses Approved for 2010
Universities: Posted 15-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
UTS:Nursing Midwifery and Health have been successful in revising and renewing their undergraduate courses for 2010. As of the 1st of January 2010, the Nurses and Midwives Board of NSW has approved changes to the UTS Bachelor of Nursing and the combined Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts in International Studies courses. The new courses have been approved for 6 years, the maximum approval time given by the NMB. This is great news for new students entering the courses this year, as the approval reflects that the Bachelor of Nursing at UTS is of world class stature and is contemporary and responsive to external drivers in the health industry and the nursing profession. The new course structures focus on a combination of theoretical based learning, increased clinical practice and simulation. The teaching and learning focus is based on a patient centred approach, nursing leadership and community involvement with the excellent integration of simulation. Updated learning methodologies and clinical practice offers new students a more comprehensive learning experience that will increase graduate entry into the nursing and health profession both in Australia and internationally.

Interested in UTS?
Universities: Posted 15-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
UTS say: UTS Info Day on facebook- In addition to the traditional communication, over the past year we have been trialling a facebook page that aims to provide students with an increasingly interactive and easy to use too for learning about upcoming events and information at UTS. By becoming a fan of this page, students curious about studying at UTS are able to post questions that will be answered by UTS and their peers. The link to this facebook page will be published in our brochure this year, however feel free to encourage your students to visit the UTS Info Day page on facebook to post questions or ask advice about UTS and uni in general.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/UTSInfoDay

General: Posted 15-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
A voyage aboard Australia’s national sail training ship Young Endeavour is a unique challenge; inspiring leadership, teamwork and a strong sense of community responsibility, with training from a world recognised organisation. Australia’s national sail training ship Young Endeavour is now accepting applications for 2010 voyages along the coasts of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania. It is for young Australians aged 16 – 23 to apply to crew Young Endeavour for eleven-day voyages departing from July - December. No previous sailing experience is required. Since 1988 the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme, in partnership with the Royal Australian Navy, has provided challenging training voyages for over 11, 000 young Australians in the tall ship Young Endeavour. See poster in Careers Noticeboard on how to apply. For more information or to apply for voyages please visit the website or phone 1800 020 444.
For more information, visit www.youngendeavour.gov.au

Uni Roadshow on Wed arvo P 5 & 6
Universities: Posted 15-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are definitely or possibly lloking at going to uni next year or in 2012, please go to the Hall at the end of lunch on Wednesday. Bring pen and paper. Those with no intentions of applying to uni, are to listen to Wednesday morning notices to find out where you are to go.

Career event Hospitality & Event Management
Career Choice: Posted 15-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
"Tamworth Horizons" is an event for Year 11 and 12 students looking at a career in hospitality, events or commercial cookery. Guest speaker, David Golledge - creator and organizer of the event "Harleys for Helicopters" - will run the students through what is involved in organizing a large event. Kenvale representatives will also speak about Kenvale courses, regional scholarships, and opportunities for students to pick up some experience in the industry while still at school. The event will be held at the Quality Hotel Powerhouse, Thursday February 26th, 7pm. Bookings required. For details, contact Bernie McFarlane, 02 9314 6213 mcfarlaneb@kenvale.edu.au

Details of RSA & RCG courses
General: Posted 10-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Please open up the attached document to get prices and dates of the courses I have organised.
There will be 2 RSA and RCG courses run in the first week of Term 2 for Year 12.docx

Want to earn approx $100 for one night's work?
Job vacancies: Posted 9-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
THis may suit either current or ex-students. Franklins will be holding a stock take on Wed 17th Feb starting at 7pm and going until approx. midnight. If you are interested, you need to write the following information on a pice of paper and take it to Narelle at Franklins: tax file number, bank account details (BSB and account number) plus contact phone number. You MUST attach a copy of your birth certificate to the sheet.

Early entry at Australian Catholic Uni
Universities: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Have a read about ACU's program for later this year in Term 3.
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/acu_national/why_choose_acu/choosing_the_right_university_to_attend/early_entr

GAP year 2011 - Lattitude- applications open
General: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Lattitude advise that: Applications are now open for placements in 2011 and the priority deadline date is Friday 14 May 2010. Please note: for the best chance of securing their first placement preference, it is advisable that applicants apply by the priority deadline date. We will be mailing you a copy of our 2011 brochure and application form in the next two weeks, but in the meantime please click here to view it.
We have placements in 15 different countries and six different roles are on offer for next year, and we are pleased to announce that placements in Mexico have now been confirmed for 2011. If you have any questions at all about the Lattitude program or any of our placements, please don't hesitate to contact us either by email to info@lattitude.org.au or on 03 9826 6266. Interviews will be held this year in June and July in the following cities:ACT: Canberra NSW: Albury, Armidale, Newcastle, Orange and Sydney
For more information, visit www.lattitude.org.au

BASAIR - trial flight and pilot workshops
Career Choice: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
See poster in Careers Noticeboard.
For more information, visit www.basair.com.au

Career Choice: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Closing Date: 23rd February 2010 Sponsored by: AIRSERVICES AUSTRALIA Value: FOUR Prizes valued at $6000 each (Total prize value $24000) Age: Must be 16 years at announcement of winner Flying Completed: Flying must be completed within twelve months from winning competition. How to enter: Just take a Trial Introductory Flight with an RFACA member Club. How does it work: CFI's will assess each student and choose the top 10% of entrants at each Club. These names will be put into a barrel and the winners will be drawn.

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

AOPA Airservices Australia Flying Training Sch
Scholarships: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
AOPA and Airservices Australia have entered into an agreement to fund three scholarships per year, each to the value of $6,000. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide flying training to accepted standards in the field of general aviation. Applications for the 2010 scholarship close on 30 April 2010.

For more information, visit www.aopa.com.au/information-centre/aopaairservices-australia-scholarships/

Whitehouse Institute of Design
Private Colleges: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Dates to remember for 2010:Jun 25-26 | Sydney Campus Open Days Jun 28 | Melbourne Campus Winter Workshops commence Jul 5 | Sydney Campus Winter Workshops commence Aug 1 | 2011 Bachelor of Design Applications Open
Nov 22-23 | Sydney Campus Graduate Exhibition & Parade

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

Raffles College Bachelor of Accountancy degree
Career Choice: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Raffles College of Design and Commerce New Degree - Bachelor of Accountancy.This new degree was accredited last month by the NSW Department of Education and Training.

For more information, visit raffles.studentnet.edu.au/index.php/Accountancy/Bachelor-of-Accountancy.html

Career in radio
Career Choice: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
AFTRS Introduction to Radio 13 - 17 year olds: AFTRS Introduction to Radio course is an exciting, fun and informative 2 day holiday workshop for enthusiastic and talented teens. Using AFTRS state of the art facilities, participants will have the opportunity to develop and produce their own radio show. This course is taught by leading industry stars and will give you the chance to have fun and learn from the experts. The course will cover the following: Sounding great on the mike, How to use and work the studio equipment, How to develop and put together your own radio show, Writing and interviewing for radio, Going Live to Air. April 12/13th. APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Mar 26 2010

For more information, visit aftrs.edu.au/courses/course-search/open-course-detail.aspx?id=3741

Lunchtime uni talk Wed 10th Feb
Universities: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are in Year 12 now and have any questions before they Uni Roadshow next week, I will be in M1 on Wednesday from 12.50 -1.10 to discuss university as an option and answer any questions before the Uni Roadshow next Tuesday afternoon eg applying, early entry, what if I don't get into uni etc. Bring your lunch and bring a friend.

Ex-students off to uni
General: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
To all those students from the class of 2008 and 2009 heading off to university at this time, I wish you all the best as you start this new stage in your life. Good luck.

2 local apprenticeships available now
Job vacancies: Posted 4-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
A local Tamworth company is looking for Metal Fabrication Welder and Fitter & Turner apprentices. See me for details. This may be of interest to ex-students and anyone in Yr 12 who wants to leave school.

Want an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 4-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you or someone you know wants an apprenticeship when you leave school, is interested in a job involving Electrical work, is interested in a job involving Mechanical work, is interested in a job involving Engineering work that has great job prospects and if have good Maths skills. GUEST SPEAKERS will be in the AV Room at 11.00 on Friday 5th February will explain some options for you. You must give your name to me if you wish to attend.

GAP year optons in 2011
Career Choice: Posted 4-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Are you are thinking of taking a gap year and wondering what options exist to travel or work or volunteer overseas? Go to the page called Gap Year Options on the McCarthy Careers website to find out more. There is a powerpoint presentation there as well as a link to a list of organisations.
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/careers/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57

Work and trave to the USA
Career Choice: Posted 4-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are aged 17-26 and want to work with children and travel to the USA, the organisation called Cultural Care Au Pair will be holding an information meeting on Saturday 20th Feb 10-12pm at Newcastle LIbrary in 10 Laman St. Ring 1800 677 272 to reserve a place or find out more or go to the website to register.
For more information, visit www.culturalcare.com.au

Book sale of senior textbooks/study guides 1st Feb
School Matters: Posted 27-1-10 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be the last chance to sell your Prelim year textbooks to the incoming Year 11s and to sell any leftover HSC material to new Year 12s who were away at the end of last year. THis will be on Monday 1st February 9.00-9.45 in the hall. There will be over 120 Year 11s looking for textbooks etc. Make sure you have change and set realistic prices. Remind anyone you see about this and if you cannot be there, arrange for someone to sell your items.

Direct application to UNE closes today
Universities: Posted 27-1-10 Deadline - 27-1-10
It's not too late to apply directly to UNE to begin study in Semester 1. If you haven't yet applied you need to apply online today. The last day to apply is Wednesday 27 January. This is NOT for students going through UAC.

For more information, visit www.une.edu.au/for/future-students/apply09.php

Accommodation in Sydney
Accommodation: Posted 21-1-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are looking for accommodation in Sydney in 2010, I have a list of short term temporary options that may help if you do not have anything organised.

Accommodation in Newcastle in 2010
Accommodation: Posted 21-1-10 Deadline - No Deadline
An ex-McCarthy student is currently looking for 2 female housemates for 2010 to share a beautiful 3 bedroom house, 15 minute walk to the uni, $140 per week including phone and internet. Anyone interested can contact Jordon on 0402 716 485 or Julie on 67 653 588 for details

Uni offers available today (Wed)
Universities: Posted 20-1-10 Deadline - No Deadline
As you know, UAC offers will be available online tonight from 9pm and will appear in newspapers tomorrow. If you receive an offer, please please make sure you follow the instructions carefully and keep all documents and letters somewhere safe, especially if you are deferring.

What if I don't get into a course at university?
Universities: Posted 20-1-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you do not receive an offer this week, there are still options available to you. I have a list of about 6 options which may or may not suit you. Please contact me with an email if this applies to you.

Reminder about the deadline- changing preferences
Universities: Posted 4-1-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to change your course preferences for the Main Round of offers now that you have your ATAR, you MUST do it before the deadline of midnight on Wednesday 6th January 2010.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Deadline: changing preferences for Main Round
Universities: Posted 24-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Change your course preferences for the Main Round of offers by midnight on Wednesday 6 January 2010. If you have any questions, please email me or visit the uni information days on 5th January.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Accommodation in Newcastle
Accommodation: Posted 24-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you or someone you know is heading to Newcastle and is looking for accommodation please contact me as I know of something that is available from late January. I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

ATAR really low and want to go to University??
HSC: Posted 17-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have received a lower than hoped for ATAR and wanted to go to university, read on and if this applies to someone you know, please let them know. Your low ATAR may seem like the end of the world today and you may feel upset, angry and embarassed. If you or someone you know is in this situation, please seek advice. There are many options available. I have developed a list of things to consider to maximise your chances of getting into a unversity course and changing your preferences to UAC (eg considering regional points bonus schemes, various university HSC bonus point schemes etc) and quite a few alternative pathways to university. You can ring the school (67610800) to make an appointment or email me with a contact phone number and I will talk to you and your parents if they wish to discuss options open to you.

Good luck with the HSC results and ATARs
HSC: Posted 15-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
It was great to see so many Year 12s at the Awards Ceremony last night and congratulations to those recipients. Best of luck with your HSC results tomorrow and yor ATARs. Remember that I an only an email or phone call away if you need help or advice or want to share your good news.

Sale of second-hand texts/study guides 2010
School Matters: Posted 15-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Monday 1st February (first Monday back at school): 9am to 9.30am in the Hall. This will be an opportunity for you to sell any leftover HSC texts and all your preliminary year texts and study guides to the new Year 11s. Average prices per book should be $10, $15, $20, $25 OR $30 so sellers should have money to provide change and be realistic in setting prices or risk getting stuck with their books. Bring lots of $5 and $10 notes to school on the day and not $50 notes. Put the date in your phone or diary as this will be your last chance to get some money back.

Deferring and pay slips
General: Posted 11-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are intending to defer and will be applying to Centrelink for any kind of benefits, you need to physically keep a copy of every pay slip you receive from every job from the date you graduated. Get a folder or file to put them in. This is very important. DO NOT rely on a group certificate as this will not show wages from November 17 onward.

Job hunting
Job vacancies: Posted 11-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Have you registered with Centrelink to get your Job Seeker Number and then chosen your employment agency? You can also search for jobs on line at many websites. Some are listed half way down the Job Hunting page of the McCarthy Careers website
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/careers/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59

School Certificate Results
School Matters: Posted 11-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you know anyone who was in Year 10 this year, can you please let them know that their School Certificate results are now available to be collected from the Front Office at school. Thank you.

After you get your HSC results and ATAR...
General: Posted 10-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
There are so many places to get advice and help. You can email me, go to the Careers Alert website listed below to search through all the Alerts I have added this year if there is something you need to know or investigate (eg if your ATAR is lower than expected) and go to the McCarthy Careers page on the school website.
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.careersalert.com

Charles Sturt University Information Sessions.
Universities: Posted 10-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Albury-Wodonga 21/12, Bathurst 21/12, Dubbo 22/12, Orange 21/12, Sydney 5/1, Wagga Wagga 21/12.
Attend one of the information sessions or contact them on 1300 135 435 or email info.csu@csu.edu.au if you need advice once you get your ATAR

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

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