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UNSW - College Accommodation
Accommodation: Posted 27-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
New College have sent a brochure and letter which will be of interest to anyone looking at going to UNSW and staying on-campus which is the recommended option for first year at least. Please see me if you are interested or visit the website.
For more information, visit www.newcollege.unsw.edu.au

HSC Winter School EDAssist program - July hols
School Matters: Posted 27-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A revision and exam preparation program for HSC students in 18 subjects will be held at Sydney Uni in the first week of the July holidays. You can download the program with topics covered within subjects, costs and application details from the website. See me if you have problems downloading it.
For more information, visit www.edassist.com.au

Want to join the army, navy or airforce?
Career Choice: Posted 27-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Guest speakers from the Defence Force will be here in the AV Room on Thursday at lunchtime to talk about officer and general entry, doing apprenticeships through the defence force, applications, fitness levels etc and to answer questions you might have. Talk goes from 12.45 -1.15 and you can bring your lunch to the AV room.
For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au

Julius Events College short courses (sound/lights)
Private Colleges: Posted 21-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Julius Media offers Stage OH&S courses, 3 day courses in sound Basics and Lighting Basics which can be stand-alone courses or help you end up with Cert III in Technical Production Theatre and Events (Technical Operations). I have a brochure with all their courses in the July holidays and you are also invited to their open day on Sat 14 June.
For more information, visit www.juliusmedia.com

Australian International Hotel School-Canberra
Private Colleges: Posted 21-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian International Hotel School-Canberra (AIHS) News
Experience Career Focus Days at AIHS during July 1-3 or July 8-10 for $220. Be early as limited positions available to maintain a quality not quantity approach. New courses are proposed for 2009 covering International Hotel Management, Events and Tourism Management and AIHS has a 4 Year Master of Hotel Management program Contact Don Whitford on mobile 0418 156 198 or by email don.whitford@aihs.edu.au for more details to be sent electronically for your students.
For more information, visit www.aihs.edu.au

Job Guide 2008
Career Choice: Posted 21-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This year's copies have arrived. If you would like to look at the more recent one, especially as you got your copy back in Year 10, I have put some spares in the library, senior study and Careers Room if you wnat to look for up to date info on careers you are interested in investigating.

Griffith Uni at the Gold Coast: courses, accom etc
Universities: Posted 21-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This is a long message about innovative courses and why you could consider Griffith but worth reading if you want to live and study on the Gold Coast: the new Arts Degree in which one quarter of the credit points is in "Social Enterprises" - working at charities, libraries, cultural organisations, community groups etc - to promote social inclusion. Or, the innovative Bachelor of Visual Media (ePhotojournalism) Bachelor of Animation and Bachelor of Games Design. There is even a Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art. Opportunities for students wishing to fast track their degrees are available in Business (2 years) and Medical Science (2 years leading to Medicine). The university runs an Honours College for high academic achievers supporting their exchange programs, community participation and providing them with speciality elective courses. A brand new hospital is being built on campus as a training centre of excellence for Medical, Dental, Nursing, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Dietetics, Physiotherapy and Psychology students. The new Bachelor of Exercise Science (Pre-Physiotherapy) course leads to a Doctorate in Physiotherapy. The new Bachelor of Biomolecular Science (Advanced) features an industry placement in 3rd year - specialisations include drug design and development and medicinal chemistry. This course is backed up by the new research institutes leading the way in the field of Eskitis (drug discovery) and Glycomics. Flagged new programs include a joint Environment and Business Degree,and a Green Architecture Course linked with Urban Design. And, a new Graduate Diploma of Education - Middle Years, Bachelor of Education (Special Education), B Psych Sc, Grad Dip Education Secondary (to assist in the school's learning environment) . In addition, the University has opened a new film school. Equally impressive is their Career Smarter program designed by the careers office, and the magnificent accommodation with ensuites and swimming pool at only $125/week. No wonder they had a 10% increase in 1st preferences in 2008. You can now apply to them through UAC.
For more information, visit www.griffith.edu.au/undergraduateadmission '

Career Choice: Posted 21-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Last year Association of Consulting Engineers (ACEA) produced a DVD titled "Engineering:Design your world" It was produced to encourage secondary school students (12 - 15 year olds) into an engineering field and can also be viewed on Youtube.
For more information, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lcorL9TCcU

Portfolio workshop in Sydney
Private Colleges: Posted 21-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Conducted by Billy Blue on Sat 31 May . See me for details and you need to reserve a place by phone or email.

$32,000 scholarship - Attention: Hospo students
Private Colleges: Posted 21-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
William Blue College of Hospitality and Tourism is offering a Scholarship for students and one of the desireable requirements are doing a VET Hospitality subject in the HSC and having completed hospo work experience (Paid or unpaid). Closing date for this 5th September and you will need to supply your Trial HSC results. Finalists must attend a 2 day workshop on 1-2 October. See me a copy of the application form.

$32,000 design scholarship
Private Colleges: Posted 21-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The application forms for the $32K scholarship with Billy Blue College of Design have arrived. It has details of the design submission you have to do. Please see me to get a copy. Entries close 3 Oct 2008.

New course booklets at CSU for '09 finally arrived
Universities: Posted 19-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are considering CSU you really must must book at these booklets. See me please for the faculties you are interested in.eg Education/Exercise Scienc, Communications, Creative Media, Humanities, Psychology, Business, IT, Maths, Ag, Vet Envir Science, Foodd & Wine Science, Allied Health, Medical Science, Nursing etc
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au

ANU Course Book for 2009
Universities: Posted 19-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A uni with a good reputation, ANU has sent their uni and college guide for students to look at. ALso visit their website or the open day on 30 AUgust.
For more information, visit info.anu.edu.au/studyat/

First Aid courses
Career Choice: Posted 19-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Do you want or need a first aid course to help you get into a certain uni or other course or to improve your job prospects? St Johns Ambulance will be holding courses here at McCarthy. The next 2 are: Sat 21 June 9-5 and Sat 19 July 9-5. Cost is $70. Please ring Pauline on 0412647601.

Whitehouse Open Days & Short course for YR12s
Private Colleges: Posted 19-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be on 15 and 16 August. Find out about their Bachelor of Design courseplus Cert IV and Advanced Diploma courses. Whitehouse also offers a 1 week course in the holidaysto develop your design skills. I have several new brochures on their courses plus a copy of the application for admission to the college plus the new course guide.
For more information, visit www.whitehouse-design.edu.au

Women's College Leadership seminar
Career Choice: Posted 19-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Held on May 24th from 9.30-4.00pm. with a range of guest speakers including Marie Bashir. Cost is $35 to cover meals plus your own transport and accommodation. See me for details if you are interested

What jobs are in demand & what pay the most?
Career Choice: Posted 19-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The new GradFiles booklet has arrived. First year graduates earning the most money are dentists ($70K) , mining engineers ($60K)and geologists and chemical engineers (both on $55K). Graduates with the most likelihood of getting a job include: architects, building & urb/regional planners, certain types of engineering, surveyors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, vets, rehabilitation and medicine. All have employment rates of more than 90%. See me to look up certain careers.

RSA & RCG - Tuesday & Wed 3.15 start
School Matters: Posted 19-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Be in A4 promptly by 3.15. Bring pen, paper, food and drink as you will only have a short break and won't be able to leave the school to get a meal.

Earle Page College at UNE
Accommodation: Posted 13-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See the poster in the Senior Study. The college offers a lot of scholarships and bursaries as well as UNE scholarships. I have a long list of them. You can also visit their website and actually visit the college on the open day.
For more information, visit www.une.edu.au/campus/earle-page/

Bachelor of Planning at Macquarie
Universities: Posted 13-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
FIrst offered in 2008, it has a UAI of 75.10. Urban planning graduates have one of the highest employment rates with 93% of graduates getting jobs quickly.

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

New Media Internship at Macquarie
Universities: Posted 13-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Internship with be available in Year 3 for M Media students eg with ABC, SYdney Film Festival etc. See me or the website for details.
For more information, visit www.dmc.mq.edu.au

Womens College at Sydney Uni
Accommodation: Posted 13-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Newsletter has arrived. Visit it on open day on 30 Aug. Applications can be found on the website
For more information, visit www.thewomenscollge.com.au

Business @ Macquarie but worried about the UAI?
Universities: Posted 13-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
SIBT is the alternative entry pathway for students who do not get the UAI needed. Sydney Institute of Business and Technology offers courses that will get you into 2nd year at Macquarie Uni regardless of your UAI. Booklet has arrived on this.

For more information, visit www.sibt.nsw.edu.au

IT Scholarships at UTS - $42000
Scholarships: Posted 13-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
These are big scholarships for all -round achievers, those in leadership roles with communication and teamwork skills and an interest in IT and business. You get industry placements with sponsors. There is an online chat forum at the website below. Open day is 30 Aug. I have applications and brochures about this. Closing date is soon - 11 June.
For more information, visit ask.it.uts.edu.au

UTS B Accounting scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 12-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The closing date for Round 1 applications is fast approaching being Wed 11 June. Interested students will need to have their application form signed off by the school before this date. Don't leave everything until the last minute! Application forms can be downloaded from the website.

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

Design Workshops
Private Colleges: Posted 12-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
CATC is a specialised design college offering courses from Certificate to Diploma level in Graphic Design & Interior Design. Yr 11/12 visual arts & design students can attend a FREE Design Workshop on 16 May, 20 June or 15 August. Contact them for details.
For more information, visit www.catc.edu.au/

Cultural Care Au Pair
Career Choice: Posted 12-5-08 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 who are looking for a launchpad into a career in child care or other caring profession. If you would like further information about these meetings or the au pair program please don't hesitate to call on 1800 677 373 or from Sydney on 02 9252 2977.

For more information, visit www.culturalcare.com.au/

NEW GAP year Projects for 17year olds:
Career Choice: Posted 12-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
GAP has some new projects for 17 year olds which is great news for students who are not 18 until next year and were undecided about taking a GAP year. The following projects are now also available: Schools (Boarding), UK Community and Care, UK Outdoor Education, UK. In lieu of this GAP will be extending the closing date by a week. Therefore the new closing date is Fri 23 May 2008.

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

Defence Force Visit
Career Choice: Posted 12-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are interested in finding out more about joining the army, navy or airforce I have arranged for guest speakers to come to the school on Thursday 29th May in the AV room at lunchtime. COme along if you want to find out about officer entry, general entry or doing an apprenticeship in the defence force. Make a note of the details in your planner.

Qantas Cadet PILOT Program
Career Choice: Posted 12-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This is designed to help you get the skills, qualifications and experience required for possible future entry into Qantas as a Second Officer. Applications close 30 September.

For more information, visit www.qantas.com.au/info/about/employment/pilotsCadetInfo

Another early entry scheme - ACU
Universities: Posted 12-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The ACU National Early Achievers Program is a great way for you to gain a guaranteed place at university, as early as December 2008. Applications open 1 July and close 30 September. You will have to apply to UAC as well.
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/courses/early_entry/year_12_students/

Private Colleges: Posted 12-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The Whitehouse Institute offers a range of courses including a Bachelor of Design specialising in Fashion Design, Interior Design or Styling and Creative Direction. Open Days are 15 & 16 August.
For more information, visit www.whitehouse-design.edu.au/

UNSW Co-op Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 12-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The Co-op Scholarship Program at the University of NSW offers industry-linked scholarships worth $15 000 pa to high achieving students in Business, Science & Engineering. Selection is based on UAI + personal interview. Applications close 30 September.

For more information, visit www.co-op.unsw.edu.au/

Avondale College
Private Colleges: Posted 12-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Avondale College is a private college with a Christian focus offering degrees in Arts, Business, Science, Theology, Nursing & Education + various VET courses. HECS+FEE HELP available. Open Day (Lake Macquarie): 11 June.

For more information, visit www.avondale.edu.au/

Half Yearly Marks and UAI calculators
School Matters: Posted 12-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
There are several websites that claim to be able to guesstimate your UAI if you type in your subjects and marks. Please do not rely on these for several reasons. They are based on final HSC marks in each subject and not marks for possibly 2 or 3 assessment tasks which have not included a 3 hour exam. The assessment tasks may be research, oral or visual ones which, while contributing to your overall assessment mark which is 50% of your HSC mark in a subject, does not indicate the mark you will receive in the HSC. The UAIs calcuated at this stage are not for the 2008 cohort and may either give you inflated marks (which means you may stop trying very hard) or very low marks which may mean you give up trying. Please take this advice into consideration and see me if you have any questions about this.

Parent/Teacher Interviews on Wednesday 14th May.
School Matters: Posted 12-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
These will be held in the library (note the changed location please) between 4-7pm on Wednesday. You are asked to return the slip to your Home Room teacher advising whether your parents will or will not be coming. Mrs Sparke wrote this in the latest newsletter: I encourage students to attend the Parent/Teacher interviews with their parents in order to discuss the results and comments.

Attention: HSC class of 2007 - School Magazine
School Matters: Posted 6-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The 2007 school magazine is now available. Year 12s from 2007 can collect their copy from the school office. Please tell anyone you know from the HSC 2007 class about this so they, or family members, can call into the office and collect their copy.

Year12 Form Meeting: Day 8 Period 6
School Matters: Posted 2-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Please make sure you have your planner and a pen as I will be giving you some important dates during the meeting.

GAP applications closing soon
Career Choice: Posted 2-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you intend to go overseas next year through GAP Activity Projects Australia, you have unitl 16 May 2008 to apply. I have copies of the application form. You might also like to talk to Mrs McGregor about costs and what is involved in applying. Don't leave it until the last minute.
For more information, visit www.gapactivityprojects.org.au

Want to be your own boss?
Career Choice: Posted 2-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Borrow and read the book called "Be Your Own Boss - making it BIG in business" which is in the Careers Room. Get ideas on what opportunites exist and what assistance there available. Over 20 stories of people who have done this successfully are included in the book eg food, fashions, sports, service industry etc. Read about the university and TAFE courses that would be useful, finance, business plans, having an online business with your own website etc.

Good Universities 2008 guide
Career Choice: Posted 2-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Remember when you are shortlisting various universities and courses, to check out the most recent edition of the guide. I have a copy in the Careers Room for you to check. See which are the hardest uni's to get into, which graduates earn the most, which have the lowest unemployment rates, how happy graduates were with the quality of their teachers etc

Don't know what to do?
Career Choice: Posted 2-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Do you enjoy or are you good at..... Look at this website and choose the subjects you enjoy most and in which you are achieving the best results. The level of qualifications required increases the further you go from the centre of the chart. Jobs in the Level 4 circle generally require university qualifications.
For more information, visit www.dest.gov.au/sectors/career_development/publications_resources/careers_information_product

Fitness requirements if joining the Armed Forces
Career Choice: Posted 2-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The details are on the website listed here.
For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/recruitmentCentre/process/fitnessTest/

Careers in the Army, Navy and Airforce
Career Choice: Posted 2-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Have you thought about the range of jobs, including apprenticeships and those requiring university degrees, that you can do in the Armed Forces. Your qualifications that you gain in the defence force are recognised if you leave.
For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au

Careers in science/minerals industry dinner
Career Choice: Posted 1-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The NSW Minerals Council is inviting Year 12 science students who are interested in finding out more about careers in mining to attend a dinner here in Tamworth on Wed 18th June. There will be representatives from local mining companies, uni students studying in these areas (eg engineers, apprenticeships, metallurgy, geoscience, environmental scientists who plan regrowth after mining finishes in an area). The mining industry offers great job opportunities, good-very good salaries and the chance to travel a lot with the job. If you want to attend the dinner, please see me for a copy of the invitation.
For more information, visit www.nswmin.com.au/campus/careers

NIDA open day
Private Colleges: Posted 1-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
NIDA Open Day will be held on Saturday 31 May, 2008. Once every two years NIDA opens its doors for all to see and experience what NIDA has to offer. NIDA Open Day is an entertaining and informative way for prospective students, families, the public and members of the arts industry and media, to gain insight into studying at NIDA whether it be a full-time course, short or part-time course, or a corporate communications course you are interested in. For more info and to register to receive the NIDA E-news, visit their website
For more information, visit www.nida.edu.au

Notre Dame Info Evenings
Universities: Posted 1-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Darlinghurst Campus 13 May 6-8pm (Medicine and Nursing) and Broadway Campus Tuesday 27 May 6.30-8.30pm for Arts, Science, Bus, Edu, Lae, Med, Nursing, Philosophy and Theology.
For more information, visit www.sydney.nd.edu.au

Newcastle Uni Open Day - Thursday 3rd July
Universities: Posted 1-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Make a note in your planner and make sure you are not scheduled to work as we leave at 5.15 and get back around 8pm. Cost will be approximately $25.

Blue Mountains Hotel School
Private Colleges: Posted 1-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Offer a new 2 year Associate Degree of Tourism Mgt or Hotel and Resort Mgt leading to a 3 yr Bachelor of Business (Hotel Management) Degree through Uni Of QLd. Brochures are available.
For more information, visit www.hotelschool.com.au

EF HIgh School Exchange Programs
Career Choice: Posted 1-5-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Brochures for later this year esp to Canada, France or Germany. Scholarships available. Brochures in the library.

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