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Australian Engineering Week
Career Choice: Posted 4-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be held 4 to 10 August. A great range of events is on offer for students and parents. Check out the website.
For more information, visit www.engineersaustralia.org.au/aew

Enterprising students wanting their own business
Career Choice: Posted 4-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Visit the Ignite site below for ideas.
For more information, visit www.frankteam.com.au/downloads/ignite_48_2008.pdf

Country Energy apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 4-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Country Energy sent this: This is a great opportunity for prospective students to embark on an exciting and challenging career in the energy industry. At Country Energy we are proud of our training programs tailored specifically for our Apprentices. As the driving force behind Australia's largest power supply network - crossing snow-capped mountains and searing deserts to bring energy to our customers - we can offer loads of opportunities to learn,
develop and progress in a career. Advertising commenced Wednesday 30 July 2008 Applications close 5pm Friday 22 August 2008.



For more information, visit www.countryenergy.com.au/apprentices
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QUT student accommodation website
Accommodation: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Go to the site below
For more information, visit www.qut.edu.au/accommodation

National Gallery Summer Art Scholarship Yr 11
Career Choice: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Held in January. See me for details.

Transgrid apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A DVD has arrived for you to look at if you have applied to Transgrid.

Interior & graphic design workshops & courses
Private Colleges: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
CATC will offer courses and workshops in these areas. See me for details. They have also sent sample DVDs for you to look at.
For more information, visit www.catc.nsw.edu.au

Another way to become a lawyer
Career Choice: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
I have a brochure that arrived from the Legal Profession Admission Board called "A pathway to legal practice". The Diploma in Law from Sydney UNiversity requires a UAI of at least 66 and you can study this course externally. See me for the brochure and booklet.

JMC Scholarships now open
Private Colleges: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See the website for details.
For more information, visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au

JMC Academy Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Sydney: 13 Sept, Brisbane: 6 Sept at either 10.30 or 1.30.Diplomas and degrees in audio engineering, filem and tv production, digital media, 3D animation, popular music & performance, entertainment mgt etc.
For more information, visit www.jmcacaedemy.edu.au

Financial Services Careers Week 18-22 Aug
Career Choice: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be held in Sydney with a series of lectures on various topics.
For more information, visit www.kaplanprofessional.edu.au/Your_Career/Financial_Services_Careers_Week/Events

GradFiles
Universities: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Look up the stats on 2005-2007 graduates - employment rates and median starting salaries. I have about 15 copies available.

QUT High Achievers scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Brochure has arrived - worth $6-$24K.
For more information, visit www.qut.edu.au

Performing Arts and Communications at CSU
Universities: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
iDay08 is the day to find out about courses in these faculties at the Wagga an Bathurst campuses. It will be held in Sydney at the Powerhouse Museum on Sat 30 August at either 10.30 or 1.30.
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/special/iday

Sydney Uni Open Day 30 August
Universities: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Copies of the Open Day program have arrived - what's on, mini lectures, maps etc.
For more information, visit www.usyd.edu.au

Early Entry Program at ACU
Universities: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Early Achievers Program will be one the early entry schemes I will be mentioning at the meeting on early entry schemes in Week 5 - Wednesday lunchtime (Wed 20th Aug) in the AV Room.

Australian Catholic University
Universities: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Open Days on Tues 30 Sept and wed 1 Oct at Strathfield and on Oct 2 at North Sydney campus. It is a hands-on day and you can experience a range of courses and what they are really like eg Education, arts, business, early childhood, enivr science, exercise science, nursing, social work, vis arts, religion, IT etc. Check out the courses in the newly arrived 2009 course guides.
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/universityexperience

Repaying HECS (cost of uni courses)
Universities: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
At the Uni Info Evening, I didn't fully explain that the cost of your course (eg $5000pa x 4 years = $20,000) does not have to be paid up front at the beginning of each year if you cannot afford this. You or your parents can make part payments and receive discounts on the amount owing or you can ask the gov't to pay the whole bill and when you start work and earn over $36K a year the gov't will take money from your pay each week to pay your debt - just like tax.

Gap year opportunity - earn up to $500 pw
Career Choice: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Challenge in Tamworth have a gap year program for 2009. This would help you qualify for independent youth allowance and may suit students looking at uni studies, especially those interested in working with children, disabled, special education, business etc. See me for details.

Careers in Real Estate
Career Choice: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Wondering which course to do to get you into this career? I have information available after speaking to real estate agents at the Live, Train and Work in Tamworth expo.

Country Energy cadetships, apprentices, trainees
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 31-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications are now open for a lot of varied positions. What suits you? Find out more about jobs, the pay, training. Some applications close 8 August so you need to move quickly. See me, ring 6338 3555 or visit the website for details.
For more information, visit www.countryenergy.com.au/careers

Scholarship at UNSW worth $4000
Scholarships: Posted 29-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are intending going to UNSW, please let me know.

Cultural Care Au Pair Info Meeting 2nd Aug
Career Choice: Posted 29-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be held in Newcastle on Saturdau from 11-1pm. I have details if you want to work and travel in the USA looking after children.
For more information, visit www.culturalcare.com.au

Notre Dames's High Achiever Early Entry Scheme
Universities: Posted 29-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
CLoses 31 July. Please see me ASAP if interested.
For more information, visit www.sydney.nd.edu.au

Science at Sydney Uni in 2009
Universities: Posted 29-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Courses in science, ag, vet science. Info on bridging courses. Areas to specialise in ege anatomy, cell pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, plant sciences, psychology etc etc.
For more information, visit www.science.usyd.edu.au

Uni of Queensland (UQ)
Universities: Posted 29-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Information has arrived on courses, open day, scholarships.
For more information, visit www.uq.edu.au

Careers in Coastal Engineering (civil or environ)
Career Choice: Posted 29-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Brochures on this have arrived - if you are interested in geography, effects of global warming, research in waves water and sea levels, remote sensing etc. You should be good at physics and maths. A new and fascinating area.
For more information, visit www.engineersaustralia.org.au/nccoe

Maths and Science uni courses
Universities: Posted 29-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
From 2009 these will be regarded as National Priority courses like Teaching and Nursing and the cost of these courses will be reduced by up to $3000 a year. Teach in these areas and your HECS-HELP debt will also be less.

International College of Management Sydney (Manly)
Scholarships: Posted 29-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Open Day is 17th August. They have also sent scholarship applications worth over $33,000. Closes 20th october for courses in Hosp Mgt, International Tourism, Event Mgt, property Service Mgt, Retail Services Mgt and Sport Mgt.
For more information, visit www.icms.edu.au

Australian Student Mineral Venture 2009
Career Choice: Posted 29-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are in Yr 10,11 or 12 and interested in science and engineering see me.

QUT Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 29-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Two brochures and application forms have arrived.
For more information, visit www.scholarships.qut.com

GAP Activity Projects has a new name
Career Choice: Posted 29-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Lattitude Global Volunteering is the new name for this organisation. Check the websites - voluntary placements are available for 17-25 year olds.
For more information, visit www.lattitude.org.au

University scholarships in Victoria
Universities: Posted 29-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
VTAC have advised that thye will be administering the Access, Equity and Instituitonal Merit scholarships. Closing dates are 10 Sept. I have details of cancelled courses at some of the 10 universities and their open days.
For more information, visit www.vtac.edu.au

Uni Info Evening 7pm Wed 30th July
Universities: Posted 25-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be held in the PAC next Wed. I encourage you and a parent to attend. All aspects of applying, costs, deadlines, dates and deferring are covered. This will be THE ONLY chance for you to hear the big picture of what is involved for students wanting to go to university -whether it is next year or in the years ahead. I look forward to seeing you there.

Welcome back to Term 3
Career Choice: Posted 25-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
For Year 12 this is the busiest most hectic term of the year in terms of school work and careers. Next week there will be a massive email with all the material which arrived over the holidays and during this week so make sure you check your emails.

Southern Cross Uni booklets
Universities: Posted 2-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Booklets from every faculty at SCU have arrived. Some are on display in the Senior Study and others are in the Careers Room. You are encouraged to look at these, especially if you will be applying for SCU's early entry scheme so that you apply for the course that suits you best and meets your needs.

JMC Academy prospectus for 2009
Private Colleges: Posted 2-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A large book has arrived with course details, open day, scholarships and holiday workshops. Courses: digital animation, digital tv production, audio engineering & sound production, entertainment business management and popular music and performance.
For more information, visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au

Blue Scope Steel cadetships: $27,336+
Universities: Posted 2-7-08 Deadline - 31-8-08
Work and earn and study at the same time. BlueScope Steel are seeking people wanting careers in envir science, chemistry or engineering (mechanical, electrical, mechatronics, materials,chem, civil, structural). You will earn $27K+ a year plus there are educationa dn accommodation allowances. Successful candidates are notified 10 October. Applications are open now and close on 31 August with interviews in the Sept holidays. See me for details.
For more information, visit www.bluescopesteel.com/cadets

Live Train & Work in Tamworth expo July 29th
Career Choice: Posted 2-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be held at the Town Hall on Tuesday 29th July afromm 5.30-8.30 and is targeting 13-19 year olds so if you intend working in town next year you should atttend to talk to prospective employers. More info next term.

Changes to uni applications for UAC and QTAC
Universities: Posted 2-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
I have recently received information on changes that are taking place this year for those applying to university, whether you intend going next year or deferring. I will explain these at the University Information Evening on Wed 30th July. Please make sure you and a parent are here at school on that night to hear what you need to know.

Final email for Term 2
Career Choice: Posted 2-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be the final email for Term 2. I wish you all a good break, hope you do get some study done, are able to continue researching career and course options for after the HSC and can even visit some universities and colleges. After this term, I will be available to see you if you have changed your mind since your interview with me or need further information.

UAC Course Finder
Universities: Posted 2-7-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are searching for courses, you may like to use the Course Finder at the UAC site. It is for 2008 and next term the 2009 one will be available but this is a start to help you.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/career/resources_for_year12.html

Early Entry Scheme at Wollongong Uni
Universities: Posted 26-6-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Aren't you lucky - this scheme has been expanded in 2008. This is different to other early entry schemes because you have to apply online between 1st July and 23 September. Please read the details carefully as not all courses are offered and there are lots of things you need to do.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/prospective/earlyentry/

Program of lectures at Newcastle Uni Open Day
Universities: Posted 26-6-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Newcastle Uni have sent this information: When arriving on campus all students should first make there way to the Great Hall where they will receive a program and carry bag. Students will also receive an entry form to win one of two $100 JB Hi-Fi gift vouchers. We will notify the winners on the day. There will be a number of food areas open on campus during the day where students can buy lunch. This includes Marmadukes Cafe and Subway. Please remind students that the campus is large and most walkways are not under cover so they should be prepared for wet weather. Go to the link below and click on the pdf file for a copy of the program of lectures so you can plan your day, read what each is about and a map. Don'f forget to visit the colleges to check out accommodaton.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/students/future/events-and-key-dates.html

Bedford's mid-year intake in Business & Childcare
Private Colleges: Posted 26-6-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Mid Year intake in Bedford College's Business and Child Care Courses commence on 21 July 2008. Diploma courses in both Business and Child Care provide graduates with automatic entry (with at least one year credit) into a university degree - Business graduates can gain entry into a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce and other degrees, whilst Child Care graduates can gain entry into a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Education (Primary). Remember this for 2009 and also if you know anyone from the 2007 HSC year who is still looking for options, this may suit them.


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

Newcastle University booklets
Universities: Posted 24-6-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The 2009 books have arrived as well as well as books on study options at the Central Coast campus at Ourimbah. Those going to the Open Day are advised to check this out before going there so that you choose the best lectures to attend on the day to help you make good decisions on the best courses for you.

Pilot Aptitude Training Systems (PATS)
Career Choice: Posted 24-6-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This company helps prepare people to pass aptitude tests to get ino the defence force and to pass selection testing for the Qantas Pilot Cadeship program. See me for brochures or visit the website.
For more information, visit www.pilotaptitude.com

Jobs in the Marine Industry CD
Career Choice: Posted 24-6-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to work in any boating or marine based job or to see what is available, please see me to get a copy of the CD.

Fast track your Business Degree at APM
Private Colleges: Posted 24-6-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Do a traditional 3 year course in 2 years by doing 3 semesters a year for 2 years. See me for details.

APM : A day in the life of ...
Career Choice: Posted 24-6-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to know what exactly do event managers, marketers, public relations, communicatino and media professionals actually do, take part in the Day in the Life of program. The days are offered on Saturdyas in July, August, Sept and November to help you make good career choices for $80. See me for applications.

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