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RTA traineeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 25-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Civil construction traineeship (4 positions) available in Western and South Western Sydney. See me for details

Indigenous Sport and Recreation Traineeship
Job vacancies: Posted 25-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you or someone who know may be interested in this, please pass it on: Indigenous Sport and Recreation Traineeship position is available in Tamworth. The position is an entry level position and would suit a current year 12 leaver. Duties would include assisting with organising and facilitating the administration of a variety of community based sport and recreation programs. Applicant would need to have some computer skills, good communication skills, an ability to work in a team environment and be self motivated. Current drivers licence an advantage. Applicant would need to prove aboriginality. Wage according to National Training Wage Award. Applications close on 31 October 2007 and should be emailed to amclauchlain@austrg.com.au or posted to Ann McLauchlain, Australian Training Company, PO Box 3165, North Strathfield 2137. For further information call Ann McLauchlain on (02) 97041500.


Sale of Year 12 Studies of Religion textbooks
School Matters: Posted 24-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
It has been decided that the RE department will buy 50 copies of textbook by Mudge that are in good condition for $20. If you are one of the first 50 students to take your RE textbook to Mrs Forrest in the office, you will receive $20 if it is in good condition. No copies will be accepted in the library for re-sale as it is not a required textbook for 2008. Your other option is to sell your textbook privately to an incoming Year 12 student who may want it as an additional resource.



Sales of second hand text books and study guides
School Matters: Posted 23-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The library will only be accepting texts being studied in 2008 plus relevent study guides. Prices will be set at $5, $10, $15 and $20 dollars with a maximum price of $25. If you wish to sell anything for more than $25, you may do so privately and not go through the library. Bring your books in and pencil inside it your name and a contact phone number please. We want to sell books and have a quick turnover instead of books left on shelves because they were overpriced.

RSA and RCG now open to Year 11
School Matters: Posted 23-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
I have opened this up to Year 11 students, so get your money in if you want to do the courses (and there were a lot of hands up when I asked in your year meeting about this but not many have paid yet). See previous Careers Alerts for details (eg search the Alerts section of the website).
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.careersalert.com

JMC academy scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 23-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Closing date is 9 November. I have a copy of the application.
For more information, visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au

New Newcastle Uni Maths BONUS scheme
Universities: Posted 23-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Newcastle Uni will give up to 4 additional UAI points to students applying to enter the bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering programs or combined programs including one of these courses. Students who study 2 unit Mathematics and get a Band 5-6 in the HSC get 2 bonus UAI pts. if you do Maths Ext 1 and get band 3-4 you get 4 bonus points and if you do maths Ext 2, you get 4 bonus points. These points are in addition to the 4 bonus UAI points you get for being a regional student. This only applies to applicants doing the USC in 2007.
For more information, visit www.newcstle.edu.au

Interested in IT AND Business?
Scholarships: Posted 23-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
QUT offer a new Bachelor of Corporate Systems Management. Course details and scholarship info available.
For more information, visit newIT.qut.com

QUT scholarships for high achievers
Scholarships: Posted 23-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Worth $5000 a year and closing date is 30 Nov 2007 for students who think they will get a UAI of 92+.
For more information, visit scholarships.qut.com

Accommodation in Newcastle
Accommodation: Posted 23-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Vinnies Lodge provides self-catering accomm for fulltime students in Newcastle attending either TAFE or uni and is at Tighes Hill. Applications are currently being accepted by the St Vincent de Paul Society in the Maitland/Newcastle Diocese. You would have your rown room, access to cmoputer facilities a large self catering kitchen, off street parking, a Residential Assistant and close to beaches, shops etc. I have brochures and information can be gained by calling 0249676277 or email
For more information, visit vinnies@hunterlink.net.au

Alternative entry to Wollongong Uni - Plan B
Universities: Posted 19-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Wollongong College Australia is a private college of the uni. Complete a year there and enter your chosen UOW course. FEE-HELP available. Remember this if your UAI means you can't get straight into uni.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au

Julius Events College Info Day & Summer courses
Private Colleges: Posted 19-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out about the skills shortage working backstage in the entertainment industry ( eg lighting, sound etc). At Parramatta Riverside Theatre Sat 10th Nov at 1 pm. Book on 96385955. There is a list of courses they run in January available.
For more information, visit www.juliusmedia.com

Automotive Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 19-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are going to move elsewhere, especially to Sydney, and want a mechanical/automotive apprenticeship, please contact Rochelle at the Motor Traders Association Apprenticeships Plus scheme on 0247322200 to see what is available and to do an assessment test.
For more information, visit www.mtaplus.com.au

Macquarie Uni scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 19-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Some close later November and early January. Check the site
For more information, visit www.reg.mq.edu.au/undergrad/current/scholarship/

Southern Cross Uni Info Evening 23rd October
Universities: Posted 19-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be held On Tuesday from 6pm with information session followed by Q&A on courses, costs of study, uni support , applications etc. For more inof or to register contact Lucinda on 0409748958 or lucinda.hutchinson@scu.edu.au
For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au

Urgent Important Notice- Newcastle Uni in 2008
Scholarships: Posted 18-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are intending to go to Newcastle Uni in 2008 and not deferring, please contact me via email, phone or in person in the next 2 days. This regards the possibility of a scholarship. If you know of someone this may apply to, please let them know and get them to contact me by Tuesday at the latest. Thank you and a final good luck to you all.

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP in 2008
Universities: Posted 15-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
I have multiple copies of these booklets available if students or parents want to find out more about university costs and ways of paying for university courses.

Students books held in the library
School Matters: Posted 15-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Would those students whose lockers were damaged and have been storing folders and textbooks in the library, please collect these ASAP?

A reminder about RSA and RCG courses
School Matters: Posted 15-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
THe RSA course will run on Tuesday 20th November from 3.15 -9.00 and the RCG course will be held on Wednesday 21 November 2007 at the same times. I strongly recommend you do both courses to improve your employment chances. The cost of each course is $70 or $140 for both. Please place the money in a blue school payment envelope with your name and course name/s on it and give it to Mrs. Forrest in the office. Each course is limited to 25. You can be 17 and still do the course.

TAFE courses in Fine Arts and Digital Media
TAFE: Posted 15-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
I have brochures on the Certificate IV courses in these areas. These have the 26th Oct closing date for applications.

TAFE applications close 26th October
TAFE: Posted 15-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A reminder that applications for popular high demand courses close in less than 2 weeks. If you are intending to go to uni, remember that it may be a good idea to apply in a course related to your desired uni course in case you do not get into university. I have a list of TAFE New England that require an application now. I also have copies of the application forms or you can download them from the internet.
For more information, visit www.tafensw.edu.au

Good luck in the HSC
School Matters: Posted 15-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
I wish all Year 12 students good luck in the exams. If you wish to use the library to study in or to use the books here, you are welcome to do so in the HSC exam period.

Student exchange scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 15-10-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The deadline for Language & International Affairs Scholarships is Friday November 30th. The next deadline for Creative Arts Scholarships is Friday 2nd November 2007. Scholarships are open to students between 15-18 years of age and offer theunique 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 in 2007 valued at over $112,000: these scholarships offer those with a keen interest in international affairs a chance to sample the world first hand.A Scholarship Information Pack (pdf 1.5mb) can be downloaded at the website.

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

Early entry and scholarship applications
Universities: Posted 28-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
All applications have been assessed and commented on and posted off to the relevant universities. Now we play the waiting game. Good luck!

TAFE applications
TAFE: Posted 28-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are applying for a popular TAFE course with a closing date of 26 October as either your preferred option or as a backup if you don't get into uni, I suggest you do this ASAP. Fill it in, post it off andget it out of the way and then go back to concentrating on your study!

Careers Alerts to resume in 2 weeks
Career Choice: Posted 28-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Please check your emails once school goes back as there will be a backlog of careers mail waiting for me based on previous years experiences.

Good job opportunity
Job vacancies: Posted 28-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Graham Grant from New England North West Group Training has contacted me about what he thinks is a great job opportunity for a Year 12 student who wants to start work after the HSC. It is a traineeship in a "hands-on" job, you would get a Certificate II and do lots of travel so you need your P-plates. The job involves working for an international fire protection company and you would be repairing, maintaining and checking fire equipment. If you are interested, ring Graham on 67626755 or pass this on to someone you know who might be interested in this. Remember that a job in the hand is better than an apprenticeship never offered.

New Bond uni scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 26-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
These are for 100% of course fees for B Exercise Science or Sports Science. Closes 30th Sept. Ring 02 9264 1215.

Study with Qantm Oct 2007
Private Colleges: Posted 25-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
‘Study with Qantm for a day’ is open to Year 10, 11, and 12 students interested in studying Creative Digital Technology. This is an opportunity to experience a day of hands on training in your chosen field for $40. Saturday 6th October 2007 (9.00 – 4.30pm) Complete the registration form at the web-address below

For more information, visit www.qantmcollege.edu.au/PDF/SYDRegistrationForm.pdf

Law at Uni of Sydney
Universities: Posted 25-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Whether you’ve always wanted to be a lawyer, you’ve just discovered a passion for social justice, or you would like to use an education in law to expand your horizons, consider studying Law at the University of Sydney. See more at the website.
For more information, visit www.usyd.edu.au/fstudent/careers/communicate/aug07/law.shtml

Pens down - an ex-HSC students blog
Universities: Posted 25-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Read the advice from an ex Year 12 student.
For more information, visit www.usyd.edu.au/fstudent/careers/communicate/aug07/blog.shtml

Flexible entry at Sydney Uni
Universities: Posted 25-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
It’s a university applicant’s worst nightmare – you work hard in year twelve in the hope of getting into your ideal course, only to find that, when you get your UAI, you’ve narrowly missed out on the mark you need. But, if your course of choice is offered by the University of Sydney, you may still be eligible for entry. Find out more at the website.

For more information, visit www.usyd.edu.au/fstudent/careers/communicate/aug07/flexible.shtml

More Centrelink brochures
Job vacancies: Posted 25-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If anyone in Year 12 missed out on getting one of the Centrelink brochures please see me.
For more information, visit www.centrelink.gov.au

JMC Academy scholarships worth $12-$16K
Private Colleges: Posted 25-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The JMC Academy is offering ten (10) full year scholarships for the 2008 Academic year. These scholarships are for the first year of study in one of the JMC Academys Bachelor degrees. Two scholarships are being offered per degree - one per Campus, and are open to both Australian International students. The value of the scholarship is determined by the course of study and will range from $12,000 to $16,000.To register your interest in these Scholarships, and to receive an information pack, please contact Hank Martin directly at the JMC Academy. PH. 9281 8899 Mob 0411 462 937 E-mail scholarships@jmc.edu.au
Fax (02) 9212 4801 Two scholarships per campus are on offer in the following categories: Bachelor of Entertainment (Popular Music and Performance) Bachelor of Entertainment (Business Management) Bachelor of Creative Technology (Digital Animation) Bachelor of Creative Technology (Audio Eng. & Sound Production) Bachelor of Digital Television Production PH. 9281 8899 Mob 0411 462 937 E-mail scholarships@jmc.edu.au Fax (02) 9212 4801



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

Another GAP year volunteer option
Career Choice: Posted 25-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Projects Abroad arranges voluntary work projects across the developing world. Ages from 17 - 70 work in schools, orphanages and conservation projects in countries such as India, Cambodia, South Africa and Nepal. There is a cost to the placements which have flexible start dates and can last between 1 and 6 months. Projects Abroad has been established for 15 years and arranges 3000 placements worldwide each year. Contact details; 1300 132 831, info@projects-abroad.com.au

For more information, visit www.projects-abroad.com.au

Student exchange scholarships for 2008
Career Choice: Posted 25-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
I received this information: For 2008, YFU, one of the oldest organisations in Australia, has some very attractive scholarships offered to our Australian students to some most fascinating destinations around the world. Please see the following attached summary list of our Special Scholarship Offers for 2008. These scholarships are for 2008 only. All applications will be subject to the assessment of the YFU Scholarship Selection Panel. The scholarship
application deadline is October 30th 2007. Should your students be interested in applying for any of the offered scholarships, please ask them
to contact "mailto:yfuaus@yfu.com.au"yfuaus@yfu.com.au or phone 1800 654 947 for further information about the application procedure.

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

New Sport Management Program not in UAC...
Universities: Posted 25-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
ICMS will be offering students the option to undertake the 2 Year Associate Degree of Business specialising in Sport Management as well as the Macquarie University 3 Year Bachelor of Business Administration in Sport Management. Students can apply to UAC for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) or a Domestic Fee Paying (DFEE) place in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Sport Management program. Alternatively, by successfully completing the 2 Year Associate Degree of Business specialising in Sport Management, students are eligible to continue to the 3rd year to complete the BBA at the ICMS campus in Manly.
The Sport Management program is not listed in this year's UAC Guide Book due to the timelines in the approval of the course and the printing of the
UAC Guide Book but the UAC course codes are:
300960 B Business Administration in Sport Management (CSP) and 310960 B Business Administration in Sport Management (DFEE).


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

Time is running out for on-time uni applications
Universities: Posted 25-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Friday is the deadline for UAC and QTAC applications to avoid late fees. If you are going to apply, do it NOW.

Clickview careers programs
Career Choice: Posted 23-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Go to Clickview and browse through the Careers section or type in words like apprenticeships, interviews, resumes etc. There are a lot of programs on job hunting, specific careers or career options if you do certain HSC subjects and much more. Go to the link below for a list of programs or browse when you are in the library.
For more information, visit www.clickview.com.au/videolibrary/video_content.php?category_type=secondary&parent_category_id=64

Early entry courses and UAC
Universities: Posted 23-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have applied to any university early entry scheme (CSU, UNE, SCU or Wollongong) and handed your application to me, you MUST include the course or courses in your 9 UAC or 6 QTAC preferences or your application for early entry application will not be valid.

Traineeships with Mitchel Hanlon
Universities: Posted 23-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out more about these opportunities to study and work in the areas of environmental engineering and surveying. Get study assistance and paid on the job training. Contact them for job descriptions and applications close 12 October.
For more information, visit www.mitchelhanlon.com.au

Job vacancies in Saturday's Leader - Yr 12s
Job vacancies: Posted 23-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
These include: apprentice pastry cook, apprentice mechanic, junior stud hand, trainee surveyor, apprentice chef, apprentice cabinet maker, retail traineeships, trainee antenna installer, trainee manager (SSS BBQ Barn), trainee environmental engineer, apprentice signal electricians.

Wollongong Uni - Journalism
Universities: Posted 23-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
B Journalism : interview/audition applications close 28 Sept.

Scholarships at Wollongong in Uni
Scholarships: Posted 23-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
CLosing date is 28 Sept.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/about/scholarships/

Wollongong Uni - Creative Arts
Universities: Posted 23-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Audition/interview applications fomrs must be submitted by Friday 28 Sept.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/

Course changes at SCU
Universities: Posted 23-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See the UAC sheet on the window in the Senior Study for details eg B Social Science, B Arts, Visual Arts, Media etc

B Business Admin in Sport Management - new course
Universities: Posted 23-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
New course offered at Macquarie Uni and the International College of Management Sydney at Manly. Go to the site or ring the uni on 9850 7314.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/course_search.html

CSU and deferring
Universities: Posted 23-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
You can now defer an offer if you are successful through the PREP scheme. Those courses that cannot be deferred are listed in the UAC book
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au

Year 12 2006 and deferring at Newcastle
Universities: Posted 23-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you did the HSC last year and deferred an offer from Newcastle Uni, you probably expected a letter from the uni in August. Word is that they are running late so don't panic. You may check with the uni to give yourself peace of mind.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/

Only 4 days left!
Universities: Posted 23-9-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to avoid late fees, you need to logon to UAC and/or QTAC by Friday. Please avoid the last day in case the computer systems melt down as has happened in the past.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

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