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ACTT MID-YEAR CORE APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Private Colleges: Posted 1-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
A finely tuned highly developed acting course aiming to fast-track students to be ready to audition for advanced acting courses. It also provides in-depth practical experience in the acting industry. One year part time starts July 09: two evenings per week OR Five months full time starts Sept 09; four days per week. Contact the for more information 02 9213 4500, email info@actt.edu.au or download online.
For more information, visit www.actt.edu.au

UTS Bachelor of Accounting scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 1-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The closing date for Round 1 applications is fast approaching - Fri 12 June. If interested you need to have the application form signed off by the school before this date. This is worth $KKK. Check the website for details.


For more information, visit www.business.uts.edu.au/bofacc/application/appform.html

IT Support, Office Admin, Asst Nursing, Farm Asst
Job vacancies: Posted 1-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
These are are the areas where the cadetships are being offered. See the links in the adjoining CareersAlert.
JumpStart_Cadetship_Information_Pack_for_Applicants.pdf

500 new gov't cadetships -JumpSTART NSW
Job vacancies: Posted 1-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I have received this info: 500 entry-level cadetships are being offered to HSC school leavers every year for the next four years. The program is called JumpSTART NSW. What is a Cadetship? A cadetship is a way for you to earn while you learn. You’ll get paid for the work you do while you develop new skills and learn about the work of the organisation. You can choose from: Office Administration and Customer Service Cadetship Assistant in Nursing Cadetship IT Support Cadetship Farm Assistant Cadetship APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5 JUNE 2009 We’re the largest employer in the state, and we have more than 100 different types of organisations providing services to people across NSW. We have agencies and workplaces all over the state, and an amazing range of jobs and careers. Who can apply for a cadetship?You are eligible to apply for a cadetship if you: Have your HSC Will be under 21 Are a permanent resident of Australia.
For more information, visit https://www.onetest.com.au/nswgovtentryleveljobs/

APM courses and VET FEE-HELP
Private Colleges: Posted 31-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Eligible APM students have had access to the Australian Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme for higher education degree courses for some time now. We are delighted to announce the VET FEE-HELP loan scheme for advanced diploma and diploma vocational courses is now available also. These schemes are the private college equivalent of the well-known university HECS scheme and can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your tuition fees. So you can study now and pay later. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold ($41,595 in 2008-09). For over 21 years, APM College of Business and Communication has been providing people with the perfect platform to launch their careers in the dynamic worlds of marketing, advertising, public relations, event management and journalism. APM’s programs are designed to offer you accelerated, realistic pathways into the career of your choice. With industry practitioners as lecturers, and an on-going commitment to work experience, it’s easy to see why our programs position students as highly qualified and sought after graduates. Bachelor of Business (Marketing) Bachelor of Business (Advertising) Bachelor of Business (Event Management) Bachelor of Business (Public Relations) Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) APM Advanced Diploma of Marketing and Advertising APM Advanced Diploma of Marketing and Public Relations APM Advanced Diploma of Events Marketing APM Advanced Diploma of Sports Marketing APM Advanced Diploma of Marketing Entertainment and Music APM Diploma of Marketing To secure your place call 1300 880 610, email enquiries@apm.edu.au or visit the website. Notes:The Bachelor of Business/Communication degrees are available in NSW only. FEE-HELP applies to the higher education degrees whereas VET FEE-HELP applies to the advanced diploma and diploma vocational courses.

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

Newcastle Uni Open Day bus trip 2009
Universities: Posted 25-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are seriously considering going to Newcastle Uni and want to attend this on Thursday July 9th, leaving at 5am and getting back about 8pm with a cost of $25 put your name on the list in the library by Friday 29th May so I know how many want to go and can organise transport.

Senior First Aid Course in June
General: Posted 25-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I have organised for this to be held here at school on Monday 22nd June and Tuesday 23rd June from 3.30-7.00pm to complete the practical component. Before this, you must have completed the workbook using the manual supplied to you. You will receive these after you pay your $85 to Mrs Forrest. Numbers are limited to the first 20 students who pay regardless of whether they put down their names or not. Students who do Hospitality Operations and Construction CANNOT do this course after school.

RSA & RCG Certificates have arrived
General: Posted 25-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Students who completed the course on 12-13 May can collect their Certificates from me in the Careers Room at lunchtime on Tuesday.

NEW RSA & RCG COURSE
General: Posted 25-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
These will be held as follows: RSA: Monday 15th June 3.15-9.30 and RCG: Tuesday 16th June 3.15-9.30. The cost of each course is $70 or $140 for both (highly recommended to do both to improve your employment chances). The first 25 to bring in their money get to do it.

UAC Mid Year Entry - Semester 2
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
For past students, applications are now open. However not all universities and not all courses are involved. Go to the UAC website or contact me for details.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/

Cultural Care Au Pair
Career Choice: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
More brochures have arrived.
For more information, visit www.culturalcare.com.au

Changes to Commerce at Newcastle Uni
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The course has been redesigned. See the website.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/degree/commerce

Biotechnology at Newcastle
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
See the link below for details of this course.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/degree/biotechnology

Newcastle Uni's 4 Bonus points extended
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The uni advises that these now apply to all undergraduate courses, even combined degrees and combined law degrees are now included. Only the Bachelor of Medicine is not.

More on the Budget: Greens & Julia Gillard
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I received a reply to my email to Senator Bob Brown who included this link in his reply to me: http://www.greensmps.org.au/content/media-release/govt-faces-youth-allowance-amendments-budget-measures Don''t forget to add your voice. Reading the transcript of a radio interview Julia Gillard gave and her replies to rural listeners may make you send her an email.

For more information, visit www.deewr.gov.au/Ministers/Gillard/Media/Transcripts/Pages/Article_090520_163244.aspx

Careers in hospitality
Career Choice: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
This is a great new website with details of places to work in this industry (hotels, restaurants, catering, clubs, pubs), possible career paths. qualifications needed etc
For more information, visit www.discoverhospitality.com/public_panel/index.php

Bond Uni
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Open day Sunday 23rd AUgust. They have sent the 2010 course guide plus scholarship applications which close 31 July 2009 plus detasils of the new Mirvac School of sustainable Development Laboratory.
For more information, visit www.bond.edu.au

Bedford College: Business, Accounting and Childcar
Private Colleges: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Do Certificate courses and get a Diploma in 1 year in these areas. You don't need to go to uni or you can use these courses as a pathway to uni if you don't get the UAI needed.
For more information, visit www.bedford.edu.au

Newcastle Uni Open Day - names needed
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to attend on July 9th, leaving at 5am and getting back about 8pm with a cost of $25 put your name on the list in the library by Friday 29th May so I know how many want to go and can organise transport.

Rural High Schools Medicine Workshop
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Held in July holidays. I need application forms filled in by May 25th. See me asap if you want to do Medicine.

Scholarships at Billy Blue and William Blue
Scholarships: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
IF you want to study graphic design and hospitality/tourism, try for a scholarship worth over $30,000. I have details of what you need to do. Applications close in October and there will interviews for finalists then.

Business courses at UNSW
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Booklets have arrived with a change of subjects within the Bachelors of Commerce and Economics. Course details and scholarships are in it.
For more information, visit www.asb.unsw.edu.au

Macquarie Uni: guide to undergraduate study 2010
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
A huge envelope of all their courses, campus and college details etc arrived today.
For more information, visit www.mq.edu.au

UNE in 2010
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
School leavers guide to UNE has arrived. Info in it on scholarships and early entry.

CSU 2010 booklet
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Has arrived.

APM Day in the life of a ... workshops
Private Colleges: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out what event managers, marketers, public relations and media professionals actually do. 27 Jun, 22 August and 14 Nov. Cost is $80. See poster in Careers Noticeboard.


APM College of Business & Communication
Private Colleges: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Now offers Degree courses in marketing, Event Mgt, Public relations and a new one in Journalism. Get a degree in 2 years rather than 3 atuni. Scholarships worth up to $37,000 are now on offer. I have the application forms. Closing date is 4 Sept. They also offer Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in these areas.

Raffles College of Design and Commerce
Private Colleges: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Six scholarships are being offered for 2010. I have the application forms and the closing date is 30 Sept. Two are in each of Commerce, Design and Visual Communication. Open Day is 5 th Sept

Law at Sydney Uni with a UAI of 66???
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Look at the information on the Pathway to Legal Practice if you don't think you will get in the 90s and want to go to Sydney Uni. The brochure and booklet arrived today.

Computing/Engineering at UNSW
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Information arrived this week on courses and scholarships.
For more information, visit www.computing.unsw.edu.au

GradFiles Dec 2008
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out the median starting salaries for uni graduates in various areas and how many have found fulltime jobs. Mining engineering graduates have 100% employment and av starting salary for all uni graduates in $45,ooo. Find out who earns more!

Health Careers Kit 2009
Career Choice: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are thinking of studying any health or medical career you MUST look at this for the latest information on courses, scholarships etc.

WHAT YOU CAN DO - EMAIL THESE POLITICIANS
Universities: Posted 22-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I have (hopefully) attached a list of politicians who can make a difference and need to know how you will be affected and how you feel. Send your emails today or during the weekend
as Federal Parliament meets again next week on May 25th.

WHAT CAN YOU DO.doc

Changes to Youth Allowance - Part 2
Universities: Posted 20-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If the first attachment didn't work, try this attachment. Alternatively click on the website below, click on Alerts at the top of the page and then the attachment at the end of the first Alert. Then get emailing. Tomorrow there will be details of a Facebook site about this issue.
For more information, visit mccarthy.careersalert.com/
Sheet on proposed budget changes.doc

ADF Gap Year Update - Important Changes
Career Choice: Posted 20-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Due to the enormous popularity of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Gap Year, the application process has changed and improved from previous years. The process is designed to provide a fairer selection by considering a complete pool of applicants and the abilities they can bring to the experience. Key Points: Apply online for the ADF Gap Year. Applications open 1st May till 3rd September, 2009. A fairer application process has been developed.

For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au

ALL MUST READ - Changes to I Youth Allowance
Universities: Posted 20-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Please read this and pass it on to parents, anyone you know who has deferred uni and is aimed at earning enought to qualify for Independent Youth Allowance. Proposed changes in last week's budget mean that whatever the 208 HSC students, earn they will not qualify. There are massive changes also to current students who must work a minimum of 30 hours per week for 18 months to qualify. Unless you take action and sign the petition at the front office and library or send emails as outlined in the attachment, this will be passed and become a reality. Go people power!
Sheet on proposed budget changes.doc

ATTN: Year 12 2008 on a gap year!!!!!!!!!
Universities: Posted 18-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
There are major changes proposed in last week's Federal Budget which will have huge implications for any student who deferred uni and is currently working to earn enough money ($19532) to qualify for the Independent Youth Allowance. This matter was in the Leader on Monday. Please keep an eye on this as it will greatly affect you and your parents as they intend scrapping the amount and wanting you to work 30 hours a week for 18 months to qualify. I will be sending out further Alerts as I find out more. I have contacted the DEEWR in Canberra, sent emails to the Careers Advisers Association and have made several politicians aware of the inequities and issues of what this involves.

Current Yr 12: proposed changes to Indep Youth All
Universities: Posted 18-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
There will be a meeting on Tuesday in M1 at 1pm outlining the changes proposed in last week's Federal Budget which will have major implications for any student intending to defer uni in 2010 and work to earn enough money to qualify for the Independent Youth Allowance. This matter was in the Leader on Monday and is being talked about by many students in other schools too. Come along and find out what is proposed.

UNSW Courses and Careers Day name change!
Universities: Posted 14-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Courses and Careers Day has had a facelift, and will re-launch this year as UNSW Open Day. The Advisory Centre will move from the Roundhouse to The John Niland Scientia Building and this year UNSW Open Day will coincide with 60th anniversary celebrations. The day will be held on Saturday 5th of September, 9am-4pm, UNSW Kensington Campus. We encourage your students to visit us and explore the campus, attend the lectures on all our programs, visit the Advisory Centre and ask lots of questions. Information will be sent to your school as soon as it is available, in the meantime please visit the site.
For more information, visit www.openday.unsw.edu.au

Careers in Sport +Event Management in Sport
Career Choice: Posted 14-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Careers in Sport & Event Management Workshops at Sydney Olympic Park Careers Days Suitable for any student interested in sport from Yrs 9-12, this interactive day will start by looking at the range of sporting careers available. Guest speakers from a variety of sports will then add their ‘real life’ examples of working in sport. Students will leave with a wider insight into the range of careers in the sports world. His workshop links specifically with the module : ‘Opportunities and pathways in physical activity and sport’. Following the module ‘ Event Management ‘ and suitable for students studying the PASS and SLR courses, this interactive workshop will get the students to examine the skills needed to run a sports event using practical examples from around the Olympic site. Using working professionals, students will be able to help out with the design of real events such as the Medibank International Tennis Tournament and concerts at ACER Arena. Depending on availability we will be able to go behind the scenes at some of the venues. Program for each day 10.30am – 12.30pm: Speakers and interactive workshops 12.30 – 1pm Lunch (at own cost) 1pm – 2pm Tour of facilities at Sydney Olympic Park (venues depending on availability) 2pm – 3pm Swimming or Golf recreational activity. $20 per student Dates for Careers Days : 10 June, 11 June, 20 August, 16 September Dates for Event Management workshops : 18 June, 26 June, 18 August, 10 November For more information and to book, visit www.sportnsw.com.au and click ‘Education’.

USB Business Cadetships
Career Choice: Posted 14-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The 2009 Business Cadetships Program was cancelled due to the global economic downturn. However, UBS Investment Bank has asked Professional Cadetships Australia to run a cadetship program for the company. The UBS Cadetships Program is open to current Year 12 students Applications for UBS Cadetships open on 11 May and close on 10 June. Information on UBS Cadetships and the application process can be found at the website.


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

Lattitude Global Volunteering (ex GAP Activi
General: Posted 14-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Lattitude says: REMINDER - ONE WEEK TO GO UNTIL 2010 APPLICATIONS CLOSE!If you are interested in our varied volunteer placements please remind them to complete their application form and forward to us ASAP as our closing date for 2010 departures is next week, Wednesday 20 May.
If you have any questions about volunteering opportunities available through us do not hesitate to call 03 9826 6266. See me for booklets and application forms. Please don't leave it to the last minute and it will take time to do and collate what they want.


Another Senior First Aid course option for $80
School Matters: Posted 8-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I am investigating the possibility of organising a First Aid course to be done here at school. It would require at least 10 students, cost would be $80, you would need to do 2 hours online work (theory) which you can do at home followed by 2 afternoon sessions at school to do the practical side from 3.15 to 6.45. If you are interested please email me now so I can make a decision on whether to organise it or not. Mrs Duns will be running a similar course for Hospo and Construction students so studetns in those courses need not email me. This one is for other students who want to do it to improve their job prospects and intend doing health or childcare or other courses where it is advisable.

Important info on RSA & RCG****
School Matters: Posted 6-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I had a phone call from Country Hospitality who run the courses to say that each course needs to be a minimum of 6 hours (similar to those run at other locations). So please be aware that a prompt 3.15pm start in A4 will see you finish at 9.15-9.30ish. If you have paid but cannot attend, please see me immediately as there is a waiting list of students.

Deakin University in Victoria
Universities: Posted 4-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
They have sent copies of their 2010 course guide and info. They are in Melb, Geelong and Warrrnambool.

Bond University’s Scholarship Program
Scholarships: Posted 4-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
This is now open for applications.This year in an effort to improve the ease of applications, they have created a streamline online scholarship application form. Students will also be required to provide a letter of reference from a nominated person at their High School. This must be a Principal, Vice-Principal, Year Coordinator or someone of similar standing. Students will be able to download an education reference form whilst completing their scholarship application form and their nominated referee will be required to complete this and send directly to Bond University. APPLICATIONS FOR ALL BOND UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS CLOSE ON FRIDAY, 31ST JULY 2009. More information will arrive shortly. Some full scholarships are worth $79K and $105K.
For more information, visit https://application.bond.edu.au/scholarship/

Actors College of Theatre and Television
Private Colleges: Posted 4-5-09 Deadline - No Deadline
ACTT is proud to announce the launch of its brand new website. Featuring in-depth information about courses, people and events at the college, along with the latest news and theatre production details; the new look ACTT website is a feast for the eyes – check it out today! Best known for its acting training system, ACTT conducts courses at Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels in Stage and Screen Acting, Music Theatre and Technical Production.
For more information, visit www.actt.edu.au/

RSA and RCG courses on May 12 and 13
General: Posted 30-4-09 Deadline - No Deadline
A reminder to those students doing the courses about the details: RSA will be on Tuesday 12 May from 3.15-8.30 at school with the RCG on Wednesday 13 May from 3.15-8.30. Bring a pen and snacks/food. There will be no chance to leave the school to get takeaway food. Both courses will be in A4.

First Aid Course coming up in May
General: Posted 30-4-09 Deadline - No Deadline
See the attached poster for details. Alternatively if you need a first aid qualification for a career or to improve your chances of getting a job or getting into a health or sport related course, you can check out the TAFE and Tamworth Community College who offer courses.
For more information, visit www.tamworthcc.nsw.edu.au/
Tamworth First AId.doc

Tocal field days this term
Private Colleges: Posted 28-4-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Held at Peterson on Friday - Sunday 1-3 May.
For more information, visit www.tocal.com

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