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Cultural Care Au Pair Info Meeting 12 April
Career Choice: Posted 8-4-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to travel to the US and look after kids, find out more at this meeting to be held at Newcastle Library, Laman St Newcastle at 11am- 1pm. Phone 1800 77 373 to book your place or register at the website.
For more information, visit www.culturalcare.com.au

A day in the life of a hospitality manager
Private Colleges: Posted 8-4-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Wiliam Blue College of Hospitality and Tourism will offer 3 days this year: Fri 18 APril, THurs 10 July and Tues 30 Sept. Cost is $80 but good value to see if this is really what you want to do and for a fraction of the cost of a course - try before you buy.
For more information, visit www.billyblue.com.au

Marine Careers Forum For Yr 11 and 12
Career Choice: Posted 8-4-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Held at Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour Tuesday 17 June 10-4pm. Bookings must be made through me and the cost is $10. See me for details.

Bond University Scholarship & General Info Evening
Scholarships: Posted 8-4-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This is for interested students and their parents. Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 Time: 7.00pm to 8.00pm Location: Small Business Centre Level 1, 307 Peel Street (Above Treloars)TAMWORTH Register: Online at www.bond.edu.au/events Email events@bond.edu.au or Phone 07-5595 1114
For more information, visit www.bond.edu.au/events

UTS Info Evening
Universities: Posted 8-4-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The University of Technology Sydney will hold an Undergraduate and Scholarships Information Evening on 12 May to provide course and scholarship information to students and parents. RSVP required by 7 May.
For more information, visit www.uts.edu.au

Experience life at Notre Dame uni
Universities: Posted 8-4-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Year 10-12 students are invited to explore their options at The University of Notre Dame Sydney on 11 July. Campus tours, info sessions on course & study options & a BBQ are all included! Bookings required.

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

A day in the life of a designer
Private Colleges: Posted 8-4-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Billy Blue College offers courses in Communication Design, Multimedia Design & Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Management. Experience a day in the life of a Designer at a 1 day Workshop on 31 May, 26 July, 23 August, 20 September & 15 November.
For more information, visit www.billyblue.com.au

HSC preparation
School Matters: Posted 8-4-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Edassist will offer several intensive HSC Preparation programs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Options Maths 2 Unit and Maths Extension 1, commencing 3 May & 16 August. Enrol now….
For more information, visit www.edassist.com.au

Hotel Management
Universities: Posted 8-4-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Bond University has announced a new School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management, that, in partnership with Marriott International, will offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs from January 2009. A rep from Bond Uni will be here Day 2 next term at recess to answer questions. http://enews.bond.edu.au/link/id/71cb84cd9d5b62622080P103c72d399ac8ea8a699/page.html#54ba75c9ef29a366aded")


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

APM HAS ‘DAY IN THE LIFE’ WORKSHOPS!
Private Colleges: Posted 8-4-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Students can experience a Day in the Life of Event Management, Public Relations, Communications and Marketing. Next Workshop: Saturday 31 May. Please call them on 9492 3220 for more information. I have flyers on this.
For more information, visit www.apm.edu.au/

Interested in a career in medicine?
Career Choice: Posted 8-4-08 Deadline - No Deadline
In 2007, AMA (NSW) hosted a Medical Careers Exhibition for medical students and junior doctors with exhibitors from most of the major learned Colleges and corporate sponsors. They were delighted that the event was very well received by all attendees including the 300 medical students and doctors who came along on the day. AMA (NSW) has decided to hold another Exhibition in 2008. This year, they have opened the exhibition up to Year 12 High School Students, as they have two of the major University Medical Faculties exhibiting on the day. This is an ideal opportunity for Year 12 high school students who are considering medicine as a career to have all their questions answered by Universities and Colleges all under the one roof. The exhibition is FREE. The event will be held on Saturday 31 May 2008 in the Shannon Room in the AJC Convention Centre at Randwick Racecourse. For students interested in attending the expo, all they need to do is visit the website, www.medcareerexpo.com.au and complete the online registration form.
For more information, visit www.medcareerexpo.com.au

Marine Careers Forum For Yr 11 and 12
Career Choice: Posted 8-4-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Held at Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour Tuesday 17 June 10-4pm. Bookings must be made through me and the cost is $10. See me for details.

Nature Care College (health, massage, beauty ther)
Private Colleges: Posted 8-4-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Short courses, certificate, diploma and bachelor degrees in a range of beauty therapy courses eg naturopathy, homeopathy, reflexology, massage, sport, life coaching, counselling, yoga, beauty therapy etc. FEE-HELP is available and there is a deferred repayment loan to cover course fees. Located at ST Leonards in Sydney. Open Day is May 3 10am - 4pm. I have 2 copies of the magazine available.
For more information, visit www.naturecare.com.au

Current jobs for school leavers
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 8-4-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Tuesday's Leader has these positions vacant: apprentice mechanic technician with Woodleys, casual pharmacy assistant, clerical assistant, young person to learn about the manufacture and service of blinds and awnings.

UNSW Law Essay competition
Universities: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
THis is open to all Year 11 and 12 students with prizes up to $500. Closing date is 11 April. A great opportunity if you intend to do law or do communications/journalism - it would look good on your resume.
For more information, visit www.law.unsw.edu.au/essaycomp

New careers books - teaching, business & gov
Career Choice: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to run your your own business, work for the government (fed, state or local) or be a teacher (from pre school, primary, high school to adult ed) have a look at these new books that I have bought. THey include personal stories, resumes, job hints etc etc

Bedford College- Business & Childcare courses
Private Colleges: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Diploma and Certificate courses available. No UAI needed. Specialise in accounting, admin, event mgt, human resources, legal services, management or marketing. Do the Diploma and get automatic entry into a B Business at UNE with one year credit (on campus or by distance if working). If you do childcare courses, you can alos use this to get into B Early CHildhood Studies (2 years credit with Beford's Diploma of Childrens Services). See me for the brochure.
For more information, visit www.bedford.edu.au

Have you paid for the RSA & RCG courses next term?
School Matters: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
RSA will be on Tuesday 20th May 3.15 -9.00 and RCG will be on Wednesday 21st May - same times. Cost of each course is $70 payable to Mrs Forrest. THe course is capped at 25 places so pay up when you can. It is advisable to do both courses as it improves your employment chances. You can be 17 yrs old and do the courses but cannot use them until you are 18.

B Business (Hospitality & Tourism Managemnt)
Private Colleges: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Carrick Institute of Education offers a two year fast track degree with 3 intakes in a year. They have sent me 2 CDs with all the info on their courses, costs, application forms etc. If you are interested in this area, check it out and compare with other places offering similar courses. They are located in Market St, Sydney. 1800 642 909
For more information, visit www.carrickeducation.edu.au

Year 12 individual interviews
Career Choice: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
I will be taking bookings for the last few weeks of Term 1 so if you want to make an appointment to see me before the holidays and before the Careers Expo in Week 1 next term, please see me to arrange this or email me.

Sydney Uni key dates for 2008-09
Universities: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The University of Sydney offers hundreds of courses from Archaeology to Zoology across 17 faculties including: • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources • Arts • Architecture • Dentistry • Economics and Business • Education and Social Work • Engineering • Graduate School of Government • Health Sciences • Law • Medicine • Nursing and Midwifery • Pharmacy • Science • Sydney College of the Arts • Sydney Conservatorium of Music • Veterinary Science
I have a list of 2008 Key Dates or visit the website.
• Yr 10 Subject Selection Evenings – 2, 4, 10 and 12 June 2008
• Parents Seminar – 30 August 2008
• Sydney Uni Live! (Open Day) – 30 August 2008
• Information Day – 6 January 2009

For more information, visit www.usyd.edu.au/about/publication/pub/ugprospectus/index.shtml

UMAT test prep courses
Career Choice: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you aim to be a Doctor, Dentist, Physiotherapist, Pharmacist or enter a Health Science or Premed course requiring UMAT then a preparation course may be of some assistance to you. Icarus College offers two day UMAT clinics in all major cities of Australia & New Zealand and an online version for those who are unable to attend a clinic. Personalised one-on-one training sessions are also available for those all important post UMAT Interviews. The UMAT Test on 30 July is a compulsory part of the selection process for Medicine & some Health Science courses. Icarus College offers Test Preparation programs & Medical School Interview Training in all capitol cities.
For more information, visit www.medical-entrance.com.au/

NIDA open day
Private Colleges: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Once very two years NIDA opens its doors and invites you to explore. Satisfy your intrigue and find out what goes on the studios and theatres of Australia’s most prestigious performing arts school. Observe rehearsals, take part in improvisation and acting classes, watch design and productions students at work, attend talks by NIDA staff and graduates, and meet current students. You’ll find information on NIDA’s full-time courses, in addition to the vast range of short courses available for children and adults. Saturday 31 May 2008
For more information, visit www.nida.edu.au

Sydney Uni tours
Universities: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The University of Sydney offers regular tours of the Camperdown & Darlington Campus to prospective students in years 10-12 & their parents/guardians throughout the year. March 19, April 16, May 21, June 11, July 9 & 23, August 13 & 20, September 17, October 1, November 12, December 10.
Bookings required. Campus Tours: 1300 362 006 / 02 9351 2274 Email: futurestudents@usyd.edu.au

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

Antipodeans Abroad
Career Choice: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Antipodeans Abroad offers the Year Out program for Year 12 school-leavers to undertake 3 month volunteer placements in a developing country. FREE Information Nights in Sydney (25 March)
For more information, visit www.antipodeans.com.au/

EXPLORE (Career Week), Kenvale College of Tourism
Private Colleges: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
EXPLORE (Career Week), will be held at Kenvale College of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Sydney between April 16 and 18, for students considering a career in Event Management or Hospitality Management. Three days of industry tours, workshops at the College, and interacting with people from industry. The cost of $450 covers all expenses, including meals and hotel accommodation. This is deductable from College fees for students admitted to the College for 2009.

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

FREE Workshops in Design! CATC
Private Colleges: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
For all those creative students who have a keen interest in design, CATC is once again hosting free workshops for students in Graphic Design and Interior Decoration & Design. These fun 3-hour Workshops for Year 11 and 12 students are practical and hands-on and serve as a great introduction to studying design and a future creative career. There are 3 dates and limited places available. Last year lots of schools missed out, so if you would like to be involved in these Workshops make sure you book your student numbers in fast! If you would like to make a booking, or find out more information about the Workshops or CATC, please contact me or Rebecca on 9251 0029 or email info@catc.nsw.edu.au.




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

Work experience in the school holidays
Career Choice: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are thinking of doing this in the next school holidays you need to see me next week. Please do not leave it to the last minute as there is a lot of paperwork to be completed before you do it (see the website for details).
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/careers/work_experience.htm

UTS - new faculty booklets
Universities: Posted 20-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
I have received booklets on each faculty at the University of Technology in Sydney eg law, engineering, health etc etc. They give details of the courses they offer and other info. I have put a selection in the Senior Study on the table (please browse and help yourself to these) and also have some in the Careers Room.
For more information, visit www.uts.edu.au

Work experience in the holidays- apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 10-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are thinking of organising work experience in the next school holidays to help you get an apprenticeship at the end of the year or earlier, please see me to discuss your plans and to get the huge amount of paperwork done in advance. I will not start the process in the last week of term - be organised please. Reputable employers will ask for paperwork from the school and insurance details before allowing you to work with them.

Careers in forest, timber and paper industry
Career Choice: Posted 10-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A DVD has arrived with details of career opportunities you may not have considered but may be interesting if you are thinking of careers involved with the environment and sustaintability. See me to borrow it or view it in the library.
For more information, visit www.nafi.com.au

Careers in Communications and Radio
Career Choice: Posted 10-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
2YOU FM have sent this information: Currently at the Tamworth Community Radio Station 2YOU FM 88.9 we are interested in starting a programme that gives students across the Tamworth area a voice within their community. We at 2YOU FM are wanting to get in contact with students at Tamworth schools who would be interested in becoming on air presenters, learn the ropes of running a radio station and most of all join up and have fun whilst gaining a range of skills and experiences. If their are any students from your school that are wanting to take part in this programme please contact us here at 2YOU FM 88.9 on the below contact numbers. It is a great opportunity if you are thinking of a career in radio journalism etc

United World College Scholarships for 2008
Scholarships: Posted 9-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See the websites for details of where you can go and what you can apply for.
For more information, visit www.uwc.org.au/scholarships.html

Student Echange scholarships
School Matters: Posted 9-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
They wish to advise McCarthy Catholic College students that the next application deadline of our Language & International Affairs Scholarships is Friday 30th May 2008. The next deadline for our Creative Arts Scholarships is Friday 28th March 2008.Scholarships are open to students between 15-18 years of age and offer the unique opportunity to live and study overseas for a semester or year. Students' language skills improve, their independence and maturity is enhanced and they gain an important edge when it comes to future career and study opportunities. There are thirty five (35) scholarships available valued at over $112,000: 24 x Language Scholarships offered in conjunction with the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA). Valued at up to $3,500 each these scholarships offer language students the chance to immerse themselves in the language and culture of their choice. 9 x Creative Arts Scholarships offered in conjunction with Asics. Valued at between $1,000 and $3,500 these scholarships are in the form of an on-line t-shirt design competition called 'Make Your Mark'. International Affairs Scholarships named after one of Australia's leading post war diplomats, Rawdon Dalrymple AO. Valued at up to $3,500 each, these scholarships offer those with a keen interest in international affairs a chance to sample the world first hand. Scholarship Information and Language Scholarship. Application can be downloaded at the website.

For more information, visit www.studentexchange.org.au/downloads/

Positions vacant
Job vacancies: Posted 9-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Saturday's Leader has: junior admin assistant with Rural Press Events, junior mig wlder, trainee pest controller, shop assistant, printers assistant, landscaping apprenticeship, traineeship with Joblink Plus, school based traineeships for Year 11 2009.

Billy Blue & APM guest speaker 29 April
Private Colleges: Posted 9-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Sarah from Billy Blue and APM will visit to McCarthy Catholic College at 12.45pm on Tuesday 29th of April (Day 2 of Term 2). She will be happy to speak about programs offered by not only Billy Blue College of Design and William Blue College of Hospitality & Tourism but also APM Training Institute & APM College of Business & Communications. A huge range of courses with great career prospects - no UAI needed. Visit these websites: www.billyblue.edu.au, www.apm.edu.au, www.apmcollege.edu.au for details.


Bond University Scholarships & school visit
Universities: Posted 9-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications for 2009 are open now. Our scholarships are designed to identify future leaders with big aspirations. Through a nationwide network of secondary schools, Bond University offers part and full tuition scholarships to Australia’s best and brightest young people. Each year Bond University awards the School its own Collegiate Scholarship valued at 50% of the tuition fees of any single or a double degree program (with the exception of MBBS). Bond offers the following full and part scholarships which include:
Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship (100%)Dean’s Scholarship (10% – 40%)Collegiate Scholarships (50%)Corporate Scholarships (50%)Sports Scholarship (100%)Sports & Exercise Science Scholarships (100%)Sunland Foundation Scholarship (100%)Vynka Hohnen Scholarship (100%)
John Burton Cadetship Scholarship (50%)Australia Day Scholarship (100%). Bond University scholarships offer students the opportunity to fulfill their potential and bring their ambition to life. They are awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability, community involvement, sporting prowess and well-developed communication skills. If you believe you have what it takes, we encourage you to apply for a Bond University Scholarship Program. Scholarship information is available from me or at www.bond.edu.au/scholarships. Application deadline is July 31st, 2008. For further information please contact your local Regional Co-ordinator, Stuart Floyd, on (07) 5595 1105 or email stfloyd@bond.edu.au. Stuart will be at McCarthy on Tuesday 29th April at recess to speak to interested students. Make a note of the date if you are interested. Two of our past students have won $50,000 scholarships to Bond. Will you be the next one? Bond offer interesting courses, great industry placements and career prospects. See their courses and the great facilities at the website.
For more information, visit www.bond.edu.au

AIHS - 2008 Career Focus Days (Hotel/event mgt)
Private Colleges: Posted 9-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Spend a few days at the college to see what you would be doing. A good chance to try before you "buy" and see if the Hotel School is what you really want. Cost - $110 March, $165 April, OR $220 July For more Information contact: Don Whitford don.whitford@aihs.edu.au mobile: 0418 156 198 PROPOSED NEW COURSES (subject to normal Higher Education accreditation process) Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses covering areas of International Hotel Management, International Tourism Management and Event Management are proposed for 2009.
For more information, visit www.aihs.edu.au

Business Cadetships - update for 2009
Career Choice: Posted 9-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
News from Business Cadetships: The Business Cadetships website has again been updated with the 2008 Program Companies officially announced. They are: UBS, BNP Paribas, QBE, Zurich and Westpac. Westpac is new to the Program this year and in addition to offering cadetships in Sydney, the bank may also make places available at four regional offices: Armidale, Newcastle, Orange and Wollongong. Applications for the 2008 Program open on 28 March and close on 16 May. Applications are made online by Year 12 applicants. Year 12 students, their parents and Careers Advisers are cordially invited to the 2008 Program Launch: 7.00pm on Friday 28 March at the Sydney Harbour Marriott, 30 Pitt Street, Sydney. No prior registration is required for the Launch and admission is free. While there is no obligation for applicants to attend the Launch, it will afford a great opportunity to learn more about the Program and to speak with Program Companies and current cadets.

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

Nursing for indigenous students
Universities: Posted 6-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A new DVD has arrived which would be of interest to any indigenous students thinking of a career in nursing. See me please.

Wollongong Uni course guide & scholarships
Universities: Posted 6-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This is a great booklet for those interested in courses at Wollongong and also worth browsing through for those who are still deciding what course to do. Find out about accommodation and scholarships too.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au

Part-time work with Northcott
Job vacancies: Posted 6-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Northcott is currently looking for students aged 18 or older who would be willing to work with disabled persons on both weekdays and weekends. It may suit someone who has deferred uni and is interested in working with children or someone in Year 12 thinking about working in these areas. Please pass this information onto anyone who know who may be interested. Ring 67665755 for more details on what is involved.

Early entry forms in Senior Study
Universities: Posted 4-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
As promised at the talk last Friday, I have put up copies of the UNE, SCU and CSU forms showing what the staff panel will be commenting on to evaluate your applications if you apply. Please read them carefully.

What to do if you don't know what to do?
Career Choice: Posted 3-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out about some ways to find the course or career that is right for you. Which do you decide on first: the course or career? Tafe? Uni? Private college? Come to the PAC on Wednesday at lunchtime - 12.45. Bring your lunch.

Information sent by GAP - money matters
Career Choice: Posted 3-3-08 Deadline - No Deadline
What's New! GAP Application Fee: Now refundable -All applicants must pay an application fee of $100 which goes towards the cost of processing applications and holding interviews. However for the first time applicants unsuccessful at interview (eg who we deem unsuitable for our program) will have this fee refunded. In all other cases this fee is non-refundable. We are hoping that this will inspire more kids to give it a go as they have nothing to lose. GAP year contributes to your independent living away from home allowance. The Taxation Office has issued Gap Activity Projects a Class Ruling; CR 2003/19 Income Tax and Fringe Benefits Tax: GAP Activities Program. This means that we can provide each volunteer who has successfully completed their project a Statement of Earnings that includes an allowance for board and lodging. For example someone who volunteers in Canada for 6 months may receive a Statement of Earnings that they can forward on to centrelink that notes they earned $8500.
For more information, visit www.gapactivityprojects.org.au/

Southern Cross Cultural Exchange
School Matters: Posted 29-2-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Brochures have arrived.
For more information, visit www.scce.com.au

Want to go to Sydney University?
Universities: Posted 29-2-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The course guide for 2009 has arrived. See me if interested.
For more information, visit www.usyd.edu.au

Kenvale College of Hosp & Event Management
Private Colleges: Posted 29-2-08 Deadline - No Deadline
On Wed 12th March at 7pm Kenvale are holding a presentation at the Powerhouse for students interested in the hospitality or the events industry with a guest speaker (Gen Manager of the Powerhouse). I have been given a few tickets for students to attend. PLease email me or see me for details if you are interested. First in!
For more information, visit www.kenvale.edu.au

GAP year options - update on websites
Career Choice: Posted 29-2-08 Deadline - No Deadline
For those who attended the talk and want the websites of all those organisations offering gap year programs, please go the Careers page of the school website, click on Gap year options and click on the photo of the plane for the powerpoint presentation which includes the organisations and their websites.
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/careers/

A writing competition
School Matters: Posted 29-2-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are thinking of journalism why not give this a go as it will look good on your portfolio. The Whitlam Institute at the University of Western Sydney is giving students in Yrs 5-12 in NSW/ACT the opportunity to write an opinion piece on what matters to them and why. Details on the website. Applications close 4 April. Download application forms from the website.
For more information, visit www.whitlam.org/whitlam/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=63&Itemid=1

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