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VTAC 2010 book
Universities: Posted 24-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
A copy will be available to be used here at school. Alternatively you can search the VTAC website for course details.
For more information, visit www.vtac.edu.au

New College accomm at UNSW
Accommodation: Posted 24-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Brochures have arrived. Only 1 in 5 applicants is successful as demand is high. You can apply online.
For more information, visit www.newcollege.unsw.edu.au

Universities: Posted 24-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
A copy of the VTAC bulletin for July 2009 has arrived. See me if you want to read it.Victorian universities are adopting ATAR for admission.

Health Careers thru UNE - meeting 27th Aug
Universities: Posted 24-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
UNE are holding an information evening for parents and students regarding the flexible learning options if you want to study nursing, social work, health science, health and community care. It will be at UNE Tamworth 24 Fitzroy St from 6-8pm. I have a flyer if you want to show your parents.

Digital Media course at Wollongong
Universities: Posted 24-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Eew course: Bachelor of Digital Media

For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@crearts/documents/doc/uow061673.pdf

New medical course at U of Wollongong
Universities: Posted 24-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
University of Wollongong - New Degree for 2010: Bachelor of Medical & Health Sciences Advanced (Honours)
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@unia/documents/doc/uow060741.pdf

Career Choice: Posted 24-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
National Institute of Dramatic Art ( information evening in Blacktown at Blacktown Arts Centre 78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown on 26 August 7.30 -9pm.

For more information, visit www.nida.edu.au/info-evening

Australian College of Sport & Fitness Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 24-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The closing date for applications is 31st October 2009. Call 1300 404 305 or email info@acsf.com.au or visit the website.
For more information, visit www.acsf.com.au/Scholarships2009/

Passmores Smminar for Students and Parents
Career Choice: Posted 24-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Please show your parents the flyer you received today. The seminar will be directed to both year 12 students about to sit their HSC and to year 11 students merging into year 12. Furthermore it will also cover some career guidance. It will be held at Calrossy on Thursday evening 27th August.

TAFE 2010 = high demand courses.
TAFE: Posted 24-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
TAFE NSW Course Applications for Semester One 2010 are now open. Close — Friday, 30 October. A guest speaker from TAFE will be here in about 2 weeks so I suggest you wait until then to apply.
For more information, visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/applyenrol/applying/index.htm

University of Notre Dame Australia Open Day
Universities: Posted 24-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Saturday 29 August. The new link to Open Day is below.

For more information, visit www.nd.edu.au/sydney/future%20students/sydney_events.shtml

Quantity Surveying Scholarships & Cadetships.
Scholarships: Posted 24-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Scholarships Closing Date before 30 September. Cadetships. In last quarter of each year the AIQS publishes a list of firms that plan to recruit cadets which is available at www.aiqs.com.au.

For more information, visit www.aiqs.com.au/What_Is_AIQS/Scholarships.htm.

Year Meeting, uni applications & UAC books
Universities: Posted 21-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
During Period 3 on Monday, there will be a year meeting for Year 12. At that meeting I will be handing out a UAC book to each student and outlining what you need to know about applying to university.

Early entry schemes & scholarships meeting
Universities: Posted 21-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be at lunchtime in M1 on Tuesday starting at 12.45. I will be giving out all the application forms and explaining the process, what to do to boost your chances and when they are due.

Guest Speakers this week
Career Choice: Posted 21-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
On Thursday at lunchtime in A3 and A4 there will be 2 guests: one from UNE to talk about scholarships, the new sports and exercise science courses etc. The Defence Force will also be here to talk about officer, general and trade entry for those who want apprenticeships, go into ADFA etc.

UNE Scholarships and Early Entry
Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Booklets and application forms given out next Monday. Listen for when the meeting will be.

University of Canberra - early entry
Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Principal's Recommendation Scheme is an initiative of UC now available to McCarthy students. I will be givng out application forms next Monday. http://www.canberra.edu.au/aus-future-students/about-uc/principals-recommendation-scheme

UNSW Open Day 2009
Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Saturday 5 September, 9am – 4pm. Open Day is designed to provide a snapshot of life at UNSW and its faculties, including Arts and Social Sciences, Built Environment, Law, Medicine, Science, Business, Engineering, Fine Arts and UNSW@ADFA.
For more information, including lecture program, please visit the website.
For more information, visit www.openday.unsw.edu.au

Business Scholarships at CSU
Scholarships: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The School of Business is currently offering five $3,000 scholarships ($1k per annum), available to those HSC school leavers who apply for the Bachelor of Business (Marketing) program via PREP. Three scholarships will be offered to those students looking to attend on-campus at Bathurst, and two scholarships for on-campus at Albury. Students can still be eligible if they choose to defer studies until 2011.

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

Pharmacy at CSU - changes in applying
Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
There is a change to application process for CSU’s Bachelor of Pharmacy from 2010. In addition to lodging an application with UAC by September 30, a ‘Supplementary Application Form’ and interview process has been introduced. Reflecting CSU’s continued support for students who wish to study and gain their professional qualifications in regional Australia, this new application process offers greater opportunity to applicants by giving them the chance to demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, rural Australia, a career in pharmacy and the overall health of the rural population, and an understanding of the unique issues that confront pharmacists and other health workers in rural and remote Australia. For more information visit the website or phone 1800 334 733.

For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/courses/undergraduate/pharmacy

Career Choice: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
What to study. Where to study. NEW EDITION has arrived for students who favour a course of study in one of the creative disciplines find that there are so many options and it can be very confusing. The Art & Design Education Resource Guide can save a lot of time as it contains all of the information they need in their quest for what to study, and where to study. See me to borrow it. It has courses at TAFE,college and uni.

Civil Engineering scholarship for females at USYD
Scholarships: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
A scholarship opportunity exists for female students considering tertiary studies in Civil Engineering at University of Sydney in 2010 who have or are suffering financial or personal hardship. For more information refer to our scholarship website.
For more information, visit www.eng.usyd.edu.au/scholarships/future-students.shtml

ADFA Open Day
Career Choice: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The ADFA Open Day will be held from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday 29 August 2009 in Canberra.

For more information, visit www.defence.gov.au/ADFA/news_events/openday.html

Scholarships for Children of Veterans for 2010
Scholarships: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
In 2010 the Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) are expecting to give financial assistance for up to 65 students under many different scholarship schemes. All schemes help the selected children in need of the Australian veteran community with the costs of tertiary education. Applicants are considered for all schemes for which they are eligible. Applications open on 18 August 2009. The child or grandchild of a person who has operational service with the Australian Navy, Army or Air Force, or if not has three or more year’s continuous full-time service as a member of the Australian Defence Force. The largest scheme is the Long Tan Bursary funded by the Australian Government. There are 50 new bursaries each year. They are valued at $9,000 each which paid at $3,000 per year for three years. There are selection number targets for each State and Territory. To apply you must be the child of an Australian Vietnam Veteran, be resident in Australia, be entering any year of tertiary study, having not previously received a Long Tan Bursary.The other national schemes are the AVCAT Bursary, the two RSL Scholarships, three Vietnam Veterans’ Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Scholarship and the Defence Force Welfare Association Scholarship. George Quinsey Scholarships directly pay tuition fees for economics, commerce and accountancy studies. There are also regional scholarships. In NSW, there are three from Brisbane Water Legacy covering Gosford/Wyong NSW and two from the NSW TPI Association. Some private donors offer two scholarships to resident NSW applicants. In SA, the VVAA also offers a scholarship.Schemes vary between $3,000 and $5,000 per year each. Some are restricted to location of residence or studies Most require veteran service in Vietnam but others are broader. Most schemes continue payments for later years of study. All scholarship schemes but one pays monthly instalments. That scheme helps with tuition costs for courses in commerce, economics and accountancy. One scheme is for indigenous students doing substance abuse or related studies. For this scheme there is no upper age limit nor a need to be related to a veteran. In addition to the above there is one grant per year to assist an handicapped eligible veteran’s child or grandchild with special extra costs of transition to tertiary studies or employment. To receive an application form register interest on 1800 620 361. Children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans should do so now, as should any others who believe that they are eligible. If not sure, ask. Applications close on 31 October each year.

For more information, visit www.accsoft.com.au/~vvt

UNSW Aviation Open Days for Prospective Flying Stu
Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
An information session will be held for prospective Flying and Management students at the University of New South Wales main campus on Saturday 5th September.Additionally there will be two open days for prospective Flying applicants at our Flying Operations Unit at Bankstown. These will be held on 19th September and 28th November between 1000 - 1300. A presentation will be given with a question and answer session on its conclusion. Guests will have an opportunity to meet our flight instructors and some of our current flying students. Our aircraft and simulator will be available for inspection as well. If you would like to find out more information about these Open Days please contact our staff at Bankstown Airport on (02) 9791 3047 or email unswavia@bigpond.net.au.

For more information, visit www.aviation.unsw.edu.au/news/2009/OpenDay2009.html

Macquarie Law School
Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The Dean of the Macquarie Law School, Professor Peter Radan, will be hosting an information evening for prospective law students and their families.Professor Radan and Macquarie University law academics will speak about how the Macquarie Law School degrees are structured and about what makes Macquarie's law programs different to other universities.There will be opportunities to meet current Macquarie University law students and to ask questions of University staff about studying law at Macquarie University.
The event will be held on Wednesday 2 September, from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at Level 3, U@MQ building, Macquarie University. RSVP is essential to: events@mq.edu.au. For more information regarding this event contact 02 9850 4271.

Study in Tasmania - Ag Science and Engineering
Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
UTAS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERSTATE STUDENTS: As part of its comprehensive financial support package, the UTAS Scholarships Office is offering successful interstate applicants in the Agricultural Science and Engineering disciplines the opportunity to receive substantial scholarships. The scholarships are open to successful interstate applicants in the following degrees: Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture and whigh achieving students applying for the Bachelor of
Engineering through the UTAS School of Engineering. The scholarships provide payment of all HECS fees for the duration of the degree (paid in two installments per year), one return airfare per year to your nearest capital city, and
help with relocation expenses. Scholarship numbers are limited and conditions apply.

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

UTS Info Days
Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Choose if you are attending the City Info Day (Saturday 29 August, 9am to 4pm) or the Kuring-gai Info Evening (Wednesday 9 September, 4pm to 7pm) or both.

For more information, visit www.infoday.uts.edu.au/

UWS Open Day, Sunday 30 August
Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
UWS Open Day.Choosing your future career can be a big decision - but it does not have to be a difficult one. And that's where the 2009 UWS Open Day comes in. The UWS Open Day is all about giving you a front row seat to university life and your study options. The choices are diverse. Come along and see for yourself.

For more information, visit www.uws.edu.au/future-student-events/university_open_day

Fast track nursing - 2 years
Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
UTAS Bachelor of Nursing, 2 years in Sydney- Since 2006, the UTAS School of Nursing and Midwifery has offered the highly regarded Bachelor of Nursing in partnership with St Vincents and Mater Health, Sydney.Applications for 2010 are now open.

For more information, visit www.fasttracknursing.com

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife and Animal C
Career Choice: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Gain an insight into careers at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, RSPCA, Guide Dogs Queensland, Animal Welfare League, all animal and environment related courses as well as university & TAFE course advice.Venue: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Date: Wednesday 9 September, 2009 Time: 10am - 3pm Cost: $7 per person

For more information, visit www.cws.org.au/getcloser/discover_more/

Optus Engineering Cadet Program 2010
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Under the Engineering Cadet program you could join the many talented school leavers who are developing their engineering careers in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries: telecommunications. The Optus Engineering Cadet Program is a combination of on-the-job learning and TAFE studies for a three-year period.Upon successful completion, you will have earned a Graduate Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering and can commence an exciting career in an Optus engineering position. This position will involve the design, installation, operation, maintenance and management of telecommunications networks and equipment. To facilitate your progress to the highly respected status of a qualified Optus engineer, the TAFE course will follow an accelerated pattern and be conducted at the Telecommunications Engineering Specialist Centre at Lidcombe, NSW. The on-the-job component will take place at various Optus sites in Sydney throughout the three-year program. The Cadet program provides an unparalleled education in leading-edge telecommunications technologies, along with on-the-job experience and employment in one of Australia’s most progressive and successful companies. Applications close 28 August 2009- http://www.optus.com.au/portal/site/aboutoptus/menuitem.cfa0247099a6f722d0b61a108c8ac7a0/?vgnextoid=ae0d58ebbebd1010VgnVCM100000c8a87c0aRCRD

Apprenticeships for 2010 with Billiton
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
2010 may still seem to be a long way off, but applications for some of the best apprenticeships are closing soon! For example go to the Billiton website and you will see that the closing date for apprenticeships in Mechanical and Electrical trades is 30 August. Under the links section of mhscareers.com you can find Job Search sites and Group Training Companies sites to help you find your apprenticeship. Also don't forget to keep your eye on the Jobs sections of the newspapers.
For more information, visit jobs.bhpbilliton.com

Australian Govt Canberra - Finance Career Starters
Career Choice: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are willing to respond to a challenge, are able to work as part of a team and have an enthusiasm for professional growth and development, the Finance Career Starters’ Program may be for you. To be eligible you will need a strong academic record in either tertiary or accredited subjects and be completing your year 12 certificate or have completed it within the last 2 years. If you are successful, then you will be engaged at the APS 1 level receiving a starting salary of $38,600 per annum. All positions are based in Canberra. Applications close 6 September 2009.

For more information, visit www.finance.gov.au/about-the-department/working-at-finance/recruitment/

Schindler Lifts Apprenticeships 2010 in Sydney
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
re you looking to start a career working in a dynamic and exciting environment? Do you want to work hands on with innovative and cutting edge engineering technologies? Do you want to be working for a global organisation spanning over 100 countries with over 40,000 employees? Schindler Lifts Australia has opportunities for aspiring people looking to get into an electrical fitter / mechanic apprenticeship. A leader in its field, Schindler is offering apprenticeships in NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT and WA. An apprenticeship with Schindler offers you the chance to gain diverse skills across a broad range of areas including installation, service, repairs and modernisation of elevators, escalators and moving walks. As you are rotated throughout the different areas of the business you will undertake studies to obtain your trade certification in appropriate electrical, mechanical and electronic disciplines. Applications will be available on the web site from the 20th of August.

For more information, visit www.au.schindler.com/aus_index/aus-newpage-64/aus_kg_careers/apprenticeships.htm

Private Colleges: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
FOUNDATION DIPLOMA - If you have an interest in working in the film industry, or an interest in new media, or in television broadcasting but don’t really know how it all works or where you could fit in, AFTRS has a course created especially for you. AFTRS is looking for students with strong creative portfolios to apply for this unique and intensely practical course. Applications officially open on September 1.

For more information, visit www.makeit.aftrs.edu.au/beginner.html

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)
Private Colleges: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
AIE has announced the speakers from the local games industry for Melbourne campus as part of their National Open Day on Sunday 16th August from 10am until 4pm. As part of the program one of the industry speakers on the day will be the Art Director from Big Ant Studios, Adam Briggs. Mr Briggs will be leading a discussion at 11am about what's needed to land a job in the games industry and give everyone a bit more of an understanding about what's involved in game development for next generation consoles.
Big Ant Studios, one of the many local studios employing AIE graduates, develop premium character action and racing content for platforms that include the Sony PlayStation2, PlayStation3, Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox360, and PC. Every console title developed by Big Ant Studios has gone on to sell multiple hundred thousand units and they are currently developing the Australian Rules Football game for the next-gen consoles which is due for release next year. AIE is located on Level 8 of the Atari Building at 14 Queens Rd in Melbourne, and the Open Day offers a variety of talks and demonstrations designed to inform aspiring 3D artists and games programmers of the career and training options available. AIE staff, students and graduates working in a variety of roles in the games and animation industries will be available will be to answer your questions and show you around. Other studios expected to be available on the day to chat with include Iron Monkey Studios, Infinite Interactive, Tantalus Media and EA.The full program of events for Open Day is available at the website and enquiries are welcomed on (03) 9820 8201 or melbourne@aie.edu.au.
For more information, visit www.aie.edu.au/openday

Antipodeans Abroad GapBreak Program
General: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The GapBreak program is a 3-6 month volunteer placement in a developing country.This is a fantastic way to spend your first year out of school. Get a job, earn some money, do your three-month structured placement then go and see the world.
They run a first class, two-day Training Course which covers health and safety, responsible travel, teaching workshops and has loads of tips from past students to prepare you for the biggest journey of your life.Taking a GapBreak is a great way to prepare for your tertiary studies. You'll gain confidence, independence and a belief that you can make a difference.nformation Nights are held in the office at Suite 303A, 282 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, Sydney 2067 located opposite Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre. 25 Aug 2009 6.30pm - 7.30pm 29 Sep 2009 6.30pm - 7.30pm

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

Bond University Film & Television Awards (BUFTA)
Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The Bond University Film and Television Awards (BUFTA) is a short film competition open to any year 11 or 12 secondary school student in Australia.Students are encouraged to enter short films made as part of school assessments or as independent projects. There are a number of different categories for films to be entered into and winners are chosen for the most outstanding film in each category.
The Best Overall Filmaker will receive a full scholarship to Bond University, to study a Bachelor of Film and Television at the Centre for Film, Television and Screen-based Media, valued at $79, 200. APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN UNTIL THE 2ND OCTOBER 2009

For more information, visit apps.bond.edu.au/bufta

TAFE NSW Course Applications for Semester One 2010
TAFE: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications for Semester One 2010 are now open until Friday, 30 October.Applying and enrolling are two distinct processes. Applications are only required for those courses that have the application closing date under their course name.

For more information, visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/applyenrol/applying/index.htm

UWS to open more clinical schools in NSW
Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The University of Western Sydney will receive almost $10 million from the Federal Government to establish additional clinical schools at Bathurst and Lismore in regional NSW for UWS medical students. This is in addition to $17.6 million already earmarked by the Federal Government for the UWS Blacktown Clinical School. The new funding will allow the University to establish new training sites for UWS medical students in the Lismore and Bathurst regions and is part of a Federal Government initiative to expand the Rural Clinical Schools program. The first students will have the opportunity to study from mid 2010, and will spend twelve months in these communities.

For more information, visit pubapps.uws.edu.au/news/index.php?act=view&story_id=2510

Hunter TAFE’s Open Day at Newcastle Campus
TAFE: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Saturday 19 September 10am - 3pm. Are you interested in studying at TAFE? Perhaps you’re considering a career change or want to retrain or upskill? Come along to Hunter TAFE’s Open Day at Newcastle Campus to find out your options! There will be tours, live music, food, coffee, demonstrations, presentations, information stalls and interactive displays.

For more information, visit www.hunter.tafensw.edu.au/mediacentre/events/Pages/default.aspx

New university pathway for community welfare stude
Career Choice: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
TAFE NSW and Charles Sturt University have recently signed an articulation agreement which will give community services diploma graduates the opportunity to enter a Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare) with two years advanced standing. Students who have completed any one of ten relevant diplomas from the national Community Services Training Package will be eligible for the articulation program, allowing students to complete the degree in as little as one year. Students will be able to complete their degrees at CSU online, increasing their options and flexibility.

For more information, visit www.tafestudy.info/HTML/News_Events/pathways.html

TAFE NSW Sydney Institute College Info Sessions
TAFE: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out about training options, study support, financial assistance, applications and how to enrol for 2010. Info sessions are for you and your parents in September eg Enmore TAFE. Also applications for high demand courses starting Semester One, 2010 are now open. Call 1300 360 601 or visit the website for more information.
For more information, visit www.sit.nsw.edu.au

OPEN DAY at Kenvale College, Hospitality & Event M
Private Colleges: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Saturday, 5 September, 10am to 12 - includes practical demonstrations in kitchen, bar and event management. Guest speaker: 2006 Kenvale graduate, Melissa Farkas. Melissa is currently Sales Coordinator - Events, at Mercure Sydney. Her previous roles have included Restaurant Team Leader on Heron Island, and Site Manager of a restaurant in London. RSVPs required. Interviews are also conducted in the afternoon for those interested. For more information, contact Bernie McFarlane on 02 9314 6213 or 0404504023 mcfarlaneb@kenvale.edu.au
For more information, visit www.kenvale.edu.au

Open Day - Raffles College of Design and Commerce
Private Colleges: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Saturday 5 September 2009 :10am - 2pm Raffles have designed a great day to help prospective students find out more about the College, talk about careers and to help choose the right course. Lecturers, graduates, students and staff will be on hand to answer questions. An opportiunity to find out more about courses of interest, application processes, careers, support services, scholarships, and student life at Raffles College. A Parent & Student Information Session is being held from 12 noon to 1.45pm. Please go to the website or phone 9922 4278 for more information.
For more information, visit www.raffles.edu.au

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)
Career Choice: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) invites aspiring circus performers to submit their applications for entry into the 2010 Bachelor of Circus Arts course by 4 September 2009. The degree course is accredited by Swinburne University. Entry into the course is by audition. Applicants must have completed Year 12 or equivalent to be eligible for this program. The course is for those with a flair for the physical, the desire for a challenge and backgrounds in physical training such as circus, sport, dance, gymnastics, Xtreme sport, martial arts, acrobatics, physical theatre, trampoline, diving or similar. NICA graduates are highly employable, knowledgeable and creative, with awe-inspiring circus and performance skills. Graduates have gone on to establish careers in Australia and internationally in acclaimed companies including Australia’s own Circus Oz and Cirque du Soleil, La Clique, Dragone, Cavalia (Europe) and Speigeltent (New York). Some form their own companies and tour the world to perform in prestigious festivals. Dates and venues for auditions are in Melbourne: Friday 25 September and Sunday 11 October (NICA, Prahran) Applications close on:Friday 4 September 2009 for local applicants (attending auditions) Friday 18 September 2009 for international and geographically remote applicants (applying by DVD/ Video.)
For more information, visit www.nica.com.au

Faculty of Economics and Business at USyd
Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The University of Sydney has a strong commitment to providing intellectually rigorous academic programs. Year 12 students have an opportunity to speak with some of the academics, current students and alumni at Sydney Uni Live on Saturday 29 August 2009. For the first time this year the Faculty of Economics and Business is holding a number of registration only events. For more information about the open day program and online registration please visit the website.
For more information, visit www.econ.usyd.edu.au/live

Medical Schools
Career Choice: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA) produces on-line publication annually on details of, and requirements for admission to all of Australia's medical schools. This year the federal government has provided funding for the guide to be produced in hard copy, and that is now available. The on-line version can be viewed and downloaded from the website under the publications tab.
For more information, visit www.amsa.org.au

Teaching Scholarships for 2010
Scholarships: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
There are big changes to the 2010 Teacher Education Scholarship Program, which now offers even better incentives to encourage talented students to consider a teaching career. These include increased financial assistance, plus a guaranteed job after graduation. This year, 300 scholarships are on offer for students to train as teachers in maths, science and English and primary or secondary special education. Of these scholarships, 80 are available exclusively for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students to train as teachers in primary or any secondary subject area. Successful scholarship applicants this year will receive: • up to $5,000 annual allowance • a guaranteed job when they graduate • $3,000 when they begin permanent teaching • plus, they may be eligible for the HECS-HELP benefit from the Commonwealth Government. Applications close on 2 October 2009. Download an info pack today from the website.

For more information, visit www.teach.nsw.edu.au/scholarships

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