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Want to be a pilot? Join the Aust Defence Force?
Career Choice: Posted 10-2-09 Deadline - No Deadline
PATS (Pilot Atitude Training Systems) provide training for people who want to join the ADF, especially ADFA, RMC and also those wanting to get jobs as aircrew (pilot, navigator etc), genreral entry and technical trades positions. I have cards and flyers from them or check the website.
For more information, visit www.pilotaptitude.com

Message to Year 12 2008 from Mrs McHugh
School Matters: Posted 10-2-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Mrs McHugh would like Business Studies and Modern History students from last year to bring in their Preliminary and HSC textbooks which she will buy. Don't hold onto them for a younger brother or sister or to sell later. She is buying class sets for future students so this is your chance to get some of your money back. Arrange for a parent, sibling, friend etc to bring them into the front office to Mrs Forrest who will forward the money to you.

Cultural Care AU Pair Gap year program
Career Choice: Posted 10-2-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Cultural Care is a cultural exchange organisation offering 18 to 26 year olds the opportunity to work and travel in the USA as an au pair. This program is a wonderful GAP year option for students who love children and looking to gain experience in childcare while developing their independence and confidence. THey will be holding very special information meetings during February where interested students can come along and meet a returned au pair and hear about her story while taking the opportunity to save up to $150 off the cost of the program when they travel in the next 12 months as an au pair. 14/02/2009 - Saturday in NEWCASTLE at Newcastle Library Laman Street Newcastle 10:00am to 12:00pm
For more information, visit www.culturalcare.com.au

Jobs with Tamworth Regional Council
Job vacancies: Posted 4-2-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Attached are advertisements for apprenticeships that Council are currently offering: Trainee Water Process Operator and Apprentice Parks & Gardens. Click on the attachments if you or someone you know is interested in either job.
PV10-2009_Apprentice_Parks_&_Gardens.doc
Trainee_Water_Process_Operator.doc

GAP Australia is now Lattitude: 2010 Applications
School Matters: Posted 30-1-09 Deadline - No Deadline
A message from Lattitude: In 2010 we will continue to offer a diverse range of projects for your students to choose from including Community, Education, Environmental and Outdoor Education projects in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and we are excited to announce the introduction of two new countries: Mexico – Undertake community work in a developing country and help improve local peoples' standard of living. For more info click here Malawi – Teach a variety of subjects in a country where educational standards are low. For more info click here Important closing date information: To assist us in managing the large number of applications we receive for UK projects, we have introduced an Early Bird closing date. Priority will be given to all applications for the UK received by this date. Applications for all projects will continue to be accepted up until Wed 20th May. Early Bird Closing date: Thursday 30th April 2009* 2010 Applications Close: Wednesday 20th May 2009


St Patrick's Business College - late intake
Private Colleges: Posted 30-1-09 Deadline - No Deadline
St Patrick’s Business College will be accepting a late intake of students for Diploma Level courses in 2009. The intake will commence on April 27th. Courses on offer include Diploma of Business Administration and Diploma of Hospitality Management and Diploma of Hospitality Management. St Patrick’s is a short walk from Central Station and has a long established link with industry offering real employment opportunities. Student loans also available. Contact the College for a course pack to be mailed out to you. Please contact the College on 86032333 or email admin@stpatsbuscol.com.au for further details. College tours available on request.
For more information, visit www.stpatsbuscol.com.au

End of January 2009
Career Choice: Posted 28-1-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Think back to this time last year and know when the new Year 12s roll up tomorrow, you don't have to be here in school uniform again. Hopefully you have found employment, have enrolled in a course and are intending to now or in the middle of the year or are happily travelling or taking a break. I would like to know what your plans are or what you intend doing so please send me an email.

Jobs
Job vacancies: Posted 28-1-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Jobs: driver wanted at the Marigold restaurant (take your resume in to see them) and a local automotive company is after a delivery driver. Contact me if you are interested.

Citigate Central Hotel Operations Traineeship
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 28-1-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to find out more about this position at a Mirvac hotel in Sydney, they will be recruiting now for 2009. If you want details of the Cert III course in Rooms or Food & Beverage contact me. They offer exemptions to anyone who did Hospo for the HSC.

TAFE enrolments for Semester 1 2009
TAFE: Posted 28-1-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Tamworth Campus enrolment period is Thursday 29th and Friday 30th January 2009 from 1pm to 7pm.
For more information, visit www.newengland.tafensw.edu.au/

Prelim & HSC BOOK SALE FRIDAY 30th January
School Matters: Posted 28-1-09 Deadline - No Deadline
There will be a followup sale of prelim texts and study guides to the new Yr 11s and a chance to sell any HSC books you have left in the hall on the Friday year 30th Jan at 11.00-11.50 in the Hall. If you cannot be there, arrange for a friend to sell your books and earn some money. Keep prices at $5, $15, $15, $20 or $25. Don't forget to have spare $5 notes for change. Please let other students know about this last chance to make some money from your prelim and HSC year textbooks.


Uni offers? Please read carefully.
Universities: Posted 28-1-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Hopefully those students who wanted to go to university have received offers to the places and courses they wish to go. Please follow instructions carefully if you have received an offer. If you still want to be considered for a course, the FINAL date for changing preferences and making the course you want to do as your first preference is midnight on 5th February. Remember that there will be a much smaller number of offers made in the last round. If you have not received an offer and would like some advice please email me or ring me at school.

Happy New Year
School Matters: Posted 5-1-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I hope that 2009 will be a good year for you and that your hopes and dreams become reality for you.

Preliminary offers on Tues 6th Jan + offer info
Universities: Posted 5-1-09 Deadline - No Deadline
These will be e-released at 9am on Tuesday.Offers are posted by UAC on behalf of the institutions. The six offer rounds are Distance Education, Early, Preliminary, Main, Late and Final. Most offers are made in the Main Round. If your application is successful, you will receive an offer letter and an information booklet or leaflet from the institution making the offer that explains acceptance and enrolment dates, and procedures. You must accept your offer by the date shown otherwise you may lose your offer. You could receive an offer in more than one round. If you do, you can choose which course to accept. If you receive an offer in one round and accept it, and then receive an offer in a later round, you can choose either to: keep your previous offer and not accept your new offer or withdraw from your previous offer and accept your new offer.


UAC: important date for changing preferences
Universities: Posted 5-1-09 Deadline - No Deadline
You can change your course preferences until midnight on Wednesday 7 January 2009 for the Main Round of offers through Online applicant services at the website below.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/apply/oas.html

Jobs in Saturday's Leader
Job vacancies: Posted 5-1-09 Deadline - No Deadline
These include: apprentice heavy vehicle mechanic, cadet journalist, childcare traineeship, sales assistant.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
School Matters: Posted 19-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
I wish you and your families a happy and holy holiday season and look forward to communicating with you in 2009.


Order of Preferences!!! VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE
Universities: Posted 19-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Put your dream course first and one with a really low UAI as your "foot in the door" 9th preference. Remember that the UAIs that we see nowis UAC are for LAST YEAR and are NOT necessarily the ones for 2009 courses. These will not be known until Main Round offers in mid-January. All we can do is use the ones in the UAC book as a guide. Supply and demand will change many of them - either up or down. No one can know yet. Read the UAC book on preferences starting on p21 carefully before the close of Main Round offers on midnight 7th January.

UAIs and bonus/regional points
Universities: Posted 19-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The universities through UAC will automatically add any regional points bonuses or bonus UAIs you receive from gaining Band 5 or 6 in certain subjects. Remember to take these into consideration when listing your preferences. This is crucial. You may be eligibile for extra UAI points that might get you into a course that the UAI you have received would not get you into at the moment.

Interested in cars? Full time job available.
Job vacancies: Posted 19-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A local company in Taminda is looking for a Year 12 leaver interested in cars and spare parts. You would be employed full time and do a TAFE qualification over 2 years giving you a trade certificate. This is NOT for a gap year student. If you are interested you can ring Bill Caley at Motorco on 67624199 or call in with your resume to 69 Plain St Tamworth and ask to see Bill. If you know someone who may be interested in this, please let them know.

Need advice or help?
Career Choice: Posted 18-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Contact me via email anytime over December and January if you have questions. I will have some resources at home with me and will be regularly checking my emails. Contact the uni's directly before the deadline for preferences closes for main round offers. See the contact details in the booklet you received called "You and your UAI".

Career stuff keeps coming
Career Choice: Posted 18-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Please keep checking your emails regularly for information that I receive.

A message from Whitehouse Institute of Design:
Private Colleges: Posted 18-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
2008 has seen the Whitehouse Institute celebrate 20 years of excellence in design education, the first graduates of the Bachelor of Design, and the introduction of FEE-HELP for eligible students. Enroling now for the Bachelor of Design 2009 We are currently enroling for our 2009 cohort; applications will continue to be accepted until all places have been filled. Information and application forms for the Bachelor of Design are available from our website, or from course brochures available upon request. Send applications to our Sydney Office now to secure an interview and avoid disappointment. With VTAC and UAI results being released this week, be sure to get your direct application in to Whitehouse to be part of the 2009 cohort! Summer Short Courses - Apply Now! If you're looking for something creative to do these summer holidays why not consider one of our practical short course programs in Sydney or Melbourne. Designed to quickly build your creative ability and develop design ideas, these classes are suitable for high school and mature aged students with no or little design experience. Sydney Introduction to Fashion classes are now full, so be quick and apply for remaining Fashion places in Melbourne. Places are still available in the Interior Design and Styling & Creative Direction classes in both Sydney and Melbourne. For more details and application forms head to our website or call 1300 551 433.
For more information, visit www.whitehouse-design.edu.au/

Scholarships: Computer Science & Games Technology
Scholarships: Posted 18-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is now offering lucrative scholarships for the Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Computer Science (Game Technology). Providing $4000 per annum for up to four years (subject to satisfactory progress), these scholarships can be used in any way the student chooses. Applicants must achieve a UAI of 80 and above (inclusive of Regional Bonus points) to be eligible to receive the scholarship. Please pass this information on to your high achieving students and to those you feel have a passion for computers. They can learn more about CSU’s Science Scholarships by visiting www.csu.edu.au/student/science/ CSU’s Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Computer Science (Games Technology) provide exciting opportunities, with students learning everything from programming and graphics to artificial intelligence, psychological and social influence in computer games design and mathematics underpinning virtual world creation. For more information on these courses visit the website or call 1800 334 733
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au

Kenvale College Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 18-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
KENVALE COLLEGE - Event Management, Commercial Cookery, Hospitality Management. Open Day - Tuesday, 6 January. 10am to 12nn. Where: 38 High Street, Randwick - opposite UNSW. Set program - guest speaker from industry, interactive demonstrations, and more. Please RSVP to Carmen at paviac@kenvale.edu.au or on 9314 6213.
For more information, visit www.kenvale.edu.au

UAI too low to get into uni? Alternative pathways
Universities: Posted 18-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
After talking with several Year 12 students this morning who were disappointed with low UAIs, I have done some investigating and have come up with several alternative pathways to help if your UAI is below 60 and you still want to go to university. Please contact me for the details of these pathways so I can let you know which ones are relevant to you. Don't be embarassed or feel too bad about a low UAI. Each year I talk to students in that very situation. I cannot help you talk about options if you don't contact me.

A message from Mr Vella:
School Matters: Posted 18-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Congratulations Year 12 on receiving your official HSC results. I wish you all the best and God's blessing in your travels and vocation. May you and your families have a safe and Holy Christmas and a great start to 2009.

A message from Mrs Rayment:
School Matters: Posted 18-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Congratulations on your fine results. I would love to hear about your UAI and uni/work offers. Please email me at: k.rayment@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and every success in your chosen pathway.

Macleay College in Sydney
Private Colleges: Posted 16-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
They offer a wide range of courses at Macleay. You don't need a certain UAI and can do their one year courses which can lead to 2nd year at some universities in some courses. FEE-HELP is now available too and loans through the C/Wealth Bank.
For more information, visit www.macleay.edu.au

Paying for uni 2009?
Universities: Posted 16-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
You need a copy of the HECS-HELP 2009 booklet. Call in and get one this week to help you and your parents understand the options and how to pay for your course if you are going in 2009 and not deferring.

Occupational Therapy now at SCU in 2009
Universities: Posted 16-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be offered for the first time from the beginning of 2009 at SCU Lakeside campus in Tweed Heads.
For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au/courses/course.php?page_id=153

If you are still job hunting in February...
Job vacancies: Posted 16-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
When Term 1 starts, each year I have employers ring up about jobs they have for either permanent work or ones that would suit a gap year students so please do not unsubscribe to Careers Alert before the end of February if you are job hunting.

Job vacancies in the Leader
Job vacancies: Posted 16-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Traineeship at Brumby's, several jobs in the Telstra Shop, kitchen hand/cleaner at Nazareth House, apprentice heavy vehicle mechanic at Careys Freight Lines, Trainee town planner (work, earn and study) in Inverell, Training and Support worker (casual) with Challenge's Schools Out program.

Good luck Year 12
School Matters: Posted 16-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Best of luck with your HSC results and UAIs. Please contact me via email or at school if you wish to discuss your options after receiving these.

Get your Results on your mobile
School Matters: Posted 10-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
For instructions, visit the weblink below.
For more information, visit www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/hsc-results-08.html

Certificate ll in Animal Studies at Taronga Zoo
Career Choice: Posted 10-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Taronga Zoo have some places now left for their Cert II in Animal Studies course for 2009, and would love to fill them.




For more information, visit www.taronga.org.au/tcsa/education/taronga-training-institute/certificate-ii-in-animal-studies

Awards Night 10th Dec
School Matters: Posted 9-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A message from Mrs Wheaton: if you are receiving an award, be at the hall by 7.15 wearing your summer uniform.

Jobs in this week's Leader
Job vacancies: Posted 9-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Retail Traineeship and part time work with Brumby's. Heavy vehicle mechanical apprenticeship with Tamworth Buslines. Spare Parts interpreter traineeship. Maintenance hand with a feedlot. Food processing workers. Junior Dental Assistant. Farmhand. Drive a B Double tipper and earn $90,000-$100,000. IT Traineeship - closes 12th Dec. Classroom Assistant with Montessori Pre-school.

What is VET FEE HELP and who offers it?
Private Colleges: Posted 9-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out at the link below if you are interested in going to a private colege rather than TAFE or university.

For more information, visit www.dest.gov.au/sectors/training_skills/programmes_funding/Programme_categories/key_skills_pr

Jobs available now
Job vacancies: Posted 9-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
2 positions in Warehouse & Distribution. Separate businesses in Tamworth.Some lifting -Drivers Licence prefered. If you are interested, please contact Graham Grant Regional Manager New England North West Group Training Mob: 0438 712 115


RTA- Civil Engineering Design trainee staff.
Career Choice: Posted 9-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This is a great opportunity. David Johnson has emailed me 5 attachments for me to give interested persons. Applicants can apply on line via the information provided. These positions are permanent and provide fully funded study through to the attainment of the Bachelor of Civil Engineering inaddition to a multitude of internal RTA courses relating to engineering design, computer aided design and drafting and project management. If you have any questions contact David Johnson ASAP on Ph 02 66 401045 to help explain the CBPP (competency based position description) which is new to the RTA and can be daunting to those who have not seen one before. You will need to address each of the Key Technical Criteria and Non Key tenchnical Criteria and provide a resume as a minimum. An alternative contact is David Reid on 02 8837 0560.


Carrick Institute of Education
Private Colleges: Posted 9-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This private college now offers a range of Bachelor and Advanced Diploma courses if you do not get a UAI high enough to get into uni or you prefer to be fast tracked through a private college in a more practical hands on course. Applications for 2009 close soon.
For more information, visit www.carrickeducation.edu.au

The Hotel School
Private Colleges: Posted 9-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close soon for their hospitality based courses which are offered in conjunction with a range of top Sydney hotels and Southern Cross Uni. Fee help is now available.
For more information, visit www.hotelschool.scu.edu.au

Is your UAI too low to get into uni?
Universities: Posted 9-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The University of Notre Dame is one of several universities offering Tertiary Enabling Programs. These are bridging courses for studetns who do not meet the university's minimum requirements. After completing the one semester 13 week program, you can apply for entry into certain undergraduate courses. I have a flyer on the entry requirements and how to apply. They say there is no cost for this program. See me or ring Laura Patrick steward Antai on 0282044419
For more information, visit www.sydney.ned.edu.au

Australian College of Physical Education
Private Colleges: Posted 9-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
They are in Sydney at Olympic Park and now offer Bachelor of Education in both PDHPE and Dance.
For more information, visit www.acpe.edu.au

UWS Course Decision Day 5th January
Universities: Posted 9-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This is for students with questions on their UAI and what their course options are and how to organise their preferences by the cut-off date. It will be at Parramatta campus on 4pm-8pm
For more information, visit www.uws.edu.au/coursedecisionday

Deadline for changing preferences
Universities: Posted 9-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The deadline for changing preferences for Main Round Offers is midnight on Wed 7th January. Some universities will be holding advice days before then.

Busy weeks ahead - results, UAIs & help available
School Matters: Posted 9-12-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The coming weeks should be busy for Year 12s as they are job hunting, getting HSC results and UAIs, having to make decisions on courses at colleges, TAFE or uni, considering the options open to them, visiting institutions for advice, moving away from home etc etc.Remember please that advice and suggestions are available from me at school or via my email (careers@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au) or via the McCarthy Careers Alert webpage at www.mcccarthy.careersalert.com During the December-January period when decisions need to be made, please seek help if you need it. Information, resources, ideas and suggestions on possible options if UAIs are higher or lower than expected will be available. I wish you all the best in the coming few months. And keep checking your emails as new career information and available jobs comes my way.

Year 12 and Awards Night 10th Dec - RSVP please
School Matters: Posted 28-11-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Mrs O'Brien in the office has asked me to ask every Year 12 who received a letter notifying them that they would receive an award to contact her to let her know if you will be attending or will not be able to attend. Please ring 67610800 and leave a message saying yes or no for Mrs O'Brien. This will enable the organisation of the Awards Night to go smoothly.

Working at Star City in Sydney
Job vacancies: Posted 26-11-08 Deadline - No Deadline
I attended a conference there last week and they spoke of the careers and jobs they offer. If you want to move to Sydney to work there full time or get part time work there while studying, please contact me for details eg hospo, bar work, gaming, food and beverage, security etc.

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