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Medicine at UNSW
Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out more at the website.
For more information, visit rural.med.unsw.edu.au

Universities: Posted 17-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The University of Notre Dame Open Day will take place on Saturday 29 August 2009 from 10am at the Broadway Campus. The day is designed as a fun event for prospective students, their families and community members to find out more about Notre Dame. Attendees will be able to take tours of the main campus, talk to current students and staff, and find out more about the admissions process and courses offered. All are welcome to attend this event. The Broadway Campus is located at 104 Broadway (cnr Abercrombie Street), about 10 minutes walk from Central station. UAI/ATAR score. The selection process is based on the following factors:- Personal qualities and motivatio- Academic record- Contribution to school, church and community life- Interview. You need to apply directly to uni - see the website for details. Go to: http://www.nd.edu.au/downloads/sydney/prospectus%20and%20admissions%20guide/2010%20Admissions%20Guide%20%28Sydney%20Campus%29.pdf

For more information, visit www.nd.edu.au/sydney/courses/index.shtml

Attn: Year 12 students from Mrs Sullivan (English)
School Matters: Posted 7-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
English revision with Mrs Ackhurst and Mrs Sullivan will be held on Saturday 8th August between 4-5pm in A3. All welcome.

Early entry schemes & trials - update
Universities: Posted 5-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The meeting which was going to be held on Thursday at lunchtime has been postponed until early Week 5 due to two other meetings for Year 12 students also scheduled for before the Trials. I will email you with details of whena nd where I will hold the meeting and hand out all the forms. REMEMBER that the Trial HSC exams will be very important for early entry applications, scholarships applications, your assessment marks and ultimately your ATAR. So good luck, study hard and make them help you get to where you want to go.

Six new courses at UNE in 2010
Universities: Posted 3-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
New degrees in: Primary Education, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Pharmacy, Sports Science, Zoology. See me for details or get the booklet on Thursday at the lunchtime meeting. One of these courses is not available through UNExtraEarly Entry. Find out which one on Thursday.

Careers in Sport Day Tuesday 4th AUgust
Career Choice: Posted 3-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
These senior students will be attending: G Amos, R Halpin, E Shaw, K Ryan, S Taylor, T Smith and M Bruno. COme to the front office after HRoom on Tuesday please. Lunch will be provided. You will transported to and from Calrossy on the McCarthy bus and be back by 3.00pm.

Early Entry Schemes & Scholarships meeting
Universities: Posted 3-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Thursday AV Room at 12.50: I will be outlining 6 schemes from 6 universities you are eligible to apply for. I will be handing out forms for them and for scholarships. Please be there or miss out the advice to increase your chances of being successful.

Changes-Independent Youth Allowance 7th August
Universities: Posted 3-8-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Last call for anyone concerned or affected by the proposed changes to the Independent Youth Allowance to have their voice heard. Submissions to the Senate inquiry close on 7th August with details at the website below. Donít rely on someone else voicing their concerns. Every case is different and if there arenít many submissions, the Committee will assume no one cares. THey want to know about: a. the financial impact on rural and regional students who are attending metropolitan secondary schools, universities or TAFE;b. the education alternatives for rural and regional students wanting to study in regional areas;c. the implications of current and proposed government measures on prospective students living in rural and regional areas;d. the short- and long-term impact of current and proposed government policies on regional university and TAFE college enrolments;e. the adequacy of government measures to provide for students who are required to leave home for secondary or post-secondary study;f. the educational needs of rural and regional students;g. the impact of government measures and proposals on rural and regional communities; andh. other related matters.The Committee invites written submissions by 7 August 2009. Submissions can be sent by email to rrat.sen@aph.gov.au,
For more information, visit www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/rrat_ctte/rural_and_regional_education/index.htm

Electrical apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Check the closing dates for the major companies so you don't miss them!

Tertiary open day in Canberra 29th August
Universities: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
This is for ANU, UC, ACU, CIT and ADFA
For more information, visit www.tertiaryopenday.com

Science courses at Sydney University 2010
Universities: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Big new course booklet has arrived. Neroscience to nonoscience to mathematics and chemistry. See me to find out more about courses and where they can lead you.

New Bachelor of Design inPhotography&SituatedMedia
Universities: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
UTS course loos fascination for anyone interested in photography, digital media, installations, advertising, websites and mobile phones. Create interactive images and find a career in a new growth area. I have received 6 brochures.

BIG NEWS - UC offer MCC students early entry
Universities: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
This is a first for us from the University of Canberra. See what courses they offer and find out more at the meeting on THursday.
For more information, visit www.uc.edu.au

UQ open days, new courses, accom scholarships
Universities: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
For details of the St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton open days, see the website. New exercise and nutrition course, OH&S Science course, Communications course etc. Scholarships are worth $6- $12K a year. College accommodation is available for over 2,500 students. See me for details on any of these.
For more information, visit www,uq.edu.au/opendays

Universities: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications for Jan 2010 close on MOnday 31 August. You need to also apply to UNSW through UAC by 30 Sept for one of the degrees inArts, Science, Business, Aviation and Engineering. An information booklet for parents, an ADFA course guide and also a new DVD have arrived. SEe me to borrow them.
For more information, visit www.defencjobs.gov.au

Deakin University in Victoria Open Days
Universities: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
For details of the open days at their Geelong, Melbourne and Warrnambool campuses, see the website.
For more information, visit www.deakin.edu.au/future-students

Lattitude Global Volunteering gap year
Career Choice: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
See poster in Senior Study.

Pathways into engineering at Griffith Uni
Universities: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to do this at one of the Griffith campuses(Nathan or Gold COast) but don't think you will get the ATAR needed or have done the right subjects in Yr 12, you can sit for the Aptitude for Engineering Assessment to be held on Saturday 10am-1pm. See me for details to get a guaranteed offer.

Calrossy Sports Day - 4th August
Career Choice: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
These are the Year 12 students who will be attending: Georgie Amos, Rachel Halpin, Emma Shaw, Katie Ryan, Steph Taylor. Year 11: Tegan Smith and Mia Bruno. Please wear full winter uniform and go the front office after HomeRoom on Tuesday.

A message from Sydney Uni
Universities: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The Universityís annual courses and careers day, Sydney Uni Live, will be held on Saturday, 29 August 2009. We hope to meet many of your students on the day to answer their questions about courses and study options at the University of Sydney. Sydney Uni Live will feature displays, demonstrations and mini-lectures from all faculties, plus a special lecture to introduce ATAR and what it means for admission to Sydney.

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

Campion College Open Day
Universities: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Open Day Saturday August 22nd 2009. Campion is a Catholic Liberal Arts College and will hold an Open Day for all prospective students and people interested in Campion College on Saturday August 22nd from 10 am to 3 pm.
A full schedule of events for the day will be posted on our website very soon but will include tours of the Campus and talks on the liberal arts, careers and scholarships.

For more information, visit www.campion.org.au

Charles Sturt University Open Day Every Day
Universities: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
From CSU: At Charles Sturt University you donít have to fit your plans around just one Open Day. Our open day every day program, means that you can take a campus tour at a time convenient to you! Visit CSU any day and have a personal guided tour from an experienced Student Ambassador, to give you a real insight into the CSU experience. You will also get a chance to talk to staff members or lecturers about your course and what itís like to study with CSU and see the facilities and equipment you could be using on your course. Choosing a university to study at is a big decision and it's important that you get the feel of the place. Take a look at accommodation, campus facilities, lecture rooms - plus get a feel for the great lifestyle options. At CSU, we donít just pretend to be student focused weíre delivering on the promise! So when you want us to roll out the red carpet for you, just give us a call on 1800 334 733 and book in for an open day every day campus tour. Tours are available Monday to Friday.

For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/study/campus-tours.htm

UNSW Info Day 2010
Universities: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
UNSW Info Day 2010 will be held on Tuesday January 5.More information will be available closer to the date.For more information about UNSW undergraduate programs please contact the Student Recruitment Office:T: (02) 9385 1844

For more information, visit studentrecruitment@unsw.edu.au

Bond University Medicine Information Evening - Syd
Universities: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Join Professor Chris Del Mar (Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine) and other faculty and admissions staff at our MBBS Information Evening in Sydney. Applications for Bondís May 2010 intake are now open so this information session is the perfect opportunity learn more about Bondís Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program . (Information sessions will also be held in Melbourne and on the Gold Coast at a later date).When02 September 2009 Arrival from 6.00pm (presentation from 6.30pm) - 8.30pm WhereSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level 5, Symantec House 207 Kent Street Sydney NSW 2000
For further information, please contact:Mrs Kara O'Dwyer
Acting Marketing ManagerFaculty of Health Sciences and Medicine Bond University Phone: (07) 5595 1119

For more information, visit www.bond.edu.au/degrees-and-courses/undergraduate-degrees/list/bachelor-of-medicine-bachelor-

Westrac apprenticeshiapplications close 7th August
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I have received a letter saying applications close soon and MUST be submitted online. Please allow plenty of time for this as they say no applications will be accepted after 7th AUgust.
For more information, visit www.westrac.com.au

Careers in Science, Technology and Engineering
Career Choice: Posted 31-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Ten copies of a new booklet giving examples of students who studied in these areas and the kinds of jobs they have gained eg medical scientific research, weather forecaster, research in social lives of bottle neck dolphins, engineer designing oil refineries. computer engineer testing software for Google etc. See me to borrow or browse through it to see where science-based careers can lead you.

Careers in Sport day next Tuesday
Career Choice: Posted 29-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Please send me an email by 9am Thursday if you are interested in attending and outline what area interests you and why you should go.

University Information Evening tonight (Wed)
Universities: Posted 29-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
This will go from 7pm-8.30pm and cover all aspects of applying and studying at university. A guest speaker from UNE will also be there. I strongly recommend parents attend with students to find out what is involved, when and the costs.
So if uni is an option for you in either 2010 or 2011, please be there so you know what you need to about this.

Marcus Oldham College, Geelong, (ag college)
Private Colleges: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Open Day - Sunday 9th August 2009 (10am-2pm) 145 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Geelong. Aims to advance agriculture through innovative educational programs in Rural, Agribusiness and Equine Business Management. Most students who study full-time at Marcus Oldham College live on campus in student residences. Scholarships available.

For more information, visit www.marcusoldham.vic.edu.au

Boyce Accounting Cadetships in regional NSW
Career Choice: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
This is a great chance for students wanting a career in accounting in rural NSW. Cadetships provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience whilst undertaking a degree. It is this combination of work and study that puts our cadets at the forefront of their careers within the accounting profession. Due to the location of our six offices in regional NSW, Boyce can offer students from in and around these centres the opportunity to develop a career and go to university whilst remaining in regional NSW. Early applications are being accepted for cadetships in our Dubbo office - applications close Friday 31 July 2009. Applications for all other Boyce office cadetships close Friday 28 August 2009.For further information Gabrielle McFarland or Karen McGufficke on (02) 6452 3344.

For more information, visit www.boyceca.com/default.asp?menu=AAAAAE&pagetype=content&pageid=RFOCQQ

Country Energyís Engineering Cadetships close 31/7
Career Choice: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Country Energyís Engineering Cadetship Program is designed to provide financial support and industry experience to students commencing a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree. The Cadetships are offered to students commencing first year studies in 2010 or are currently undertaking university studies in electrical engineering, and provide career opportunities within regional NSW upon graduation.
Applications for the 2010 cadetships are now being taken and close 5pm Friday 31 July 2009. To apply for these positions, please complete the application form and submit it to careers@countryenergy.com.au or send to The Recruitment Team, PO Box 2090, Bathurst NSW 2795. For more information about these opportunities please call Robyn Dunne on 02 6589 8481 or the Recruitment Team on 1800 255 777.

For more information, visit www.countryenergy.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/CEL/ce/aboutus/careers/careers_cadetships

HSC Bonus Points at Newcastle Uni
Universities: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out which of your subjects are included if you want to do which courses at Newcastle Uni.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/students/future/news/jul09/year-12-bonus-scheme.html

Combined degrees at Newcastle Uni
Universities: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out what you can do and what the advantages are.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/students/future/news/jul09/two-degrees-are-better-than-one.html

Photonics in a Science degree at Newcastle Uni
Universities: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Check out the website.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/students/future/news/jul09/science-major-in-focus-photonics.html

Music at Newcastle University
Universities: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you missed the Music presentation at the Newcastle Uni Schools Open Day at the end of last term, please see me as I have been sent a copy of the presentation on powerpoint.

TransGrid Electrical Apprenticeships 2010
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Closing Date: 09-Aug-2009 Electrical Fitter Apprenticeships available. Earn $663/week while working towards a trade qualification. Positions in Western Sydney, Wagga, Yass, Newcastle, Orange & Tamworth

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

Nature Care College Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
A huge range of courses are offered at this college eg Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Homoeopathy, Holistic Counselling, Transpersonal Life Coaching, Remedial Massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Kinesiology, Aromatherapy, Astrology, Yoga Teacher Training, Ayurvedic Medicine, Meditation Facilitation and much more. The open day is 8 August 2009, 11.30am - 3pm at 46 Nicholson Street, St Leonards, NSW 2065. Open Days are a great way for you to meet some industry experts in specific fields - they are a wealth of information. Our friendly team of course advisors are available all day to work one-on-one with you to answer any questions, work out a flexible study and payment plan and help you with enrolment enquiries.COLLEGE CAMPUS TOUR - 1.10PM - Enjoy visiting the library and seeing the dispensary and student clinic up close and in action!

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

International College of Management Scholarships
Private Colleges: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The Sydney (ICMS) will award three National scholarships in 2010. These scholarships are open to Australian citizens completing year 12 in 2009 as well as to students who completed Year 12 in 2008 and took a gap year in 2009. Each scholarship covers the full tuition fees for two years of study at the College and is valued at over $33,000. Applications open in July 2009. Courses cover many areas of hospitality and management.

For more information, visit www.icms.edu.au/apply/scholarships.html

Find out about hundreds of apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian Apprenticeships Job Pathways website is consistently regarded as two of the most valuable resources in the Australian Apprenticeships field.

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

Basair's Flight Camps in school holidays
Career Choice: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Basair's Flight Camps are a great way to go flying during the holidays. You may even go for your first solo flight! Basair is pleased to offer the following series of camps for the upcoming school holidays. These camps are a great way to get into flying, see what it's all about, and make serious progress towards gaining a pilot's licence. You'll have your own logbook at the end of the camp with flying hours logged - either towards a Private pilot Licence, or a Commercial Pilot Licence if you'd like a career as an airline pilot! Two different camps are available: Camp 1 is for someone who has never flown before, and takes you through all the basic manoeuvres and up to basic traffic patterns around the airport. Camp 2 follows on from Camp 1 with advanced traffic work, and right through to your first solo flight if you reach the required standard.

For more information, visit www.basair.com.au/index.php/learn-to-fly/school-holiday-flight-camps.html

Career as a Flight Attendant
Career Choice: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Flight Attendant Interview Preparation Classes will commence in Australia in September, 2009. These one-day courses cover aviation, hospitality and customer service-based recruitment processes. However, these courses will also prepare any applicant, for any interview, in any industry.
First class is on the 15 September.

For more information, visit www.reachfts.com/

CSU Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
CSU have released their scholarship info for 2010. Visit the website for more information.
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/student/scholarships

ADFA Open Day
Universities: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
This is to be held on Saturday 29 August 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Venue Northcott Drive, Canberra. ADFA University places are still available. More information available on website.
For more information, visit www.defence.gov.au/adfa/

HSC Online
HSC: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
With less than 12 weeks before the HSC exams start, students may benefit from HSC online. Students studying their HSC have been using the site for 11 years and with material for 48 HSC subjects, supplemented by advice on study strategies and the availability of past examination papers and markers' comments. Visit HSC Online at the website.

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

UMAT test in Armidale on Wed 29th July
Universities: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Just a reminder to those attending to make sure you know when and where to go and have arranged transport as these are your responsibility. Good luck.

Want a career in sport?
Career Choice: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
A Careers in Sport event will be held next week in Tamworth for students interested in a career in sport as an athlete, coach, administrator, journalist, teacher etc. I have reserved places for 10 students in Years 11-12 to attend. If you are interested, please email me with the area of interest to you and why you should go. I will then confer with Mr McKenzie as to which students will attend if I receive more than 10 expressions of interest.

Term 3 is the big one for careers and courses.
General: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
All uni applications, scholarships, cadetships, some accommodation applications etc are all due this term. Please please read your emails regularly to keep up with what is happening so you don't miss out applying for, or attending a talk, which may affect your future.

Traineeships for school leavers
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
From now on, there will be advertisements for 2010 traineeships especially in administration and childcare (one in Saturday's Leader for someone who want to beat the rush and apply now!). Please also check the Saturday copies of the Herald and Telegraph if you are intending to move to Sydney as some Councils have started advertising.

Apprenticeships for school leavers
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Currently all the major electricity companies, Transgrid, RTA, RailCorp, Westrac,Bluescope Steel and many others are all advertising for apprentices for 2010. Anyone interested in these should see me to see what has been sent to me, look not only in Saturday's Northern Daily Leader but also buy the Saturday editions of the Herald and Telegraph which also contain these job vacancies and many others.

University Info Night Wed 29th July 7pm
Universities: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Any student intending to apply to university and go in either 2010 or 2011, is strongly advised attend this information evening held at school from 7pm -8.30pm. I recommend that parents come to find out what is involved in applying, what happens when, deferring, early entry schemes, alternative pathways to uni and the costs of studying at university. A speaker from UNE will also be there. This night is essential for Year 12 students but will give younger students and their parents an idea of what happens.

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