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Macquarie Uni
Universities: Posted 13-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Prospective students who do not have the required UAI for entry can discuss alternative paths to university during Macquarie University's Pathways Day on 3 January.

CSU & Change of preferences
Universities: Posted 13-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Charles Sturt University will hold Change of Preference Info Sessions in Sydney on 3 & 4 January to assist prospective students with any questions they may have about choosing CSU courses. Phone Hotline also operating on 20, 21/12 + 2-4 January.

HSC results - BOS
School Matters: Posted 13-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The Board of Studies HSC Examination Inquiry Centre will be available to answer any queries you may have about your HSC results from 19 December to 4 January. Phone: 13 11 12 from anywhere in NSW for the cost of a local call.

VTAC applications
Universities: Posted 13-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to study at university in 2008 late applications close with the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) 16/11; very late applications close 14/12. Late fees apply.
For more information, visit www.vtac.edu.au

Job vacancies
Job vacancies: Posted 11-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See Tuesday's Leader about : admin trainee, apprentice elect in Quirindi, apprentice baker in Manilla, junior apprentice mechanic, trainee survey & design officer with TRC (Closes today).

Release of 2007 UAIs
Universities: Posted 11-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
You will be able to access your UAI from 9am on Thursday 20 December 2007 via the UAC website. Follow the online instructions to access your UAI. You will need your UAC application number or HSC student number and UAC PIN. You will receive written advice of your UAI from UAC on Friday 21 December 2007.

For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/admin/uai.html

Accessing your HSC results
School Matters: Posted 11-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out how to access these via internet, telephone or SMS at the website below.
For more information, visit www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/hsc_results_07.html

Accountancy traineeships and cadetships
Job vacancies: Posted 4-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See Tuesday's NDL for details.

Lots of apprenticeships & other jobs in NDL
Job vacancies: Posted 4-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
There were over 12 apprenticeships, traineeships and jobs in Tuesday's NDL that suit Year 12 school leavers.

Administration/reception/office job - Apply now
Job vacancies: Posted 4-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This is a local fulltime job (38hrs pw) and is NOT suited to a school leaver intending on deferring and going to university in 2009. You need to write a cover letter (see the examples int the blue spiral bound careers booklet I gave you)and put it with your resume. You need to take to Country Employment Services (67613722)and ask to see Danica Isaac. If you want to apply you need to do so as soon as possible.

Urgent message if interested in ANU
Universities: Posted 4-12-07 Deadline - 8-12-07
If you want to go here in 2008 but do not think you will get the necessary UAI, there is a new alternative pathway to university called uniTEST. It is a 2 1/2 hours multiple choice aptitude test to asses your reasoning and thinking skills covering maths/science and the humanities areas. You need to register. The Australian National University and Flinders University will conduct a test sitting on Monday 7 January 2008, for 2008 entry. The Australian National University will hold a test sitting on Monday 7 January 2008. Registrations close Wednesday 2 January. Contact ANU for further information about how to register for this sitting. Flinders University will hold a test sitting on Monday 7 January. Registrations close Thursday 3 January. To register you will need to complete an online registration . Macquarie University will hold a test sitting on Saturday 8 December 2007. Registrations closed Friday 23 November 2007. This information only arrived on my desk this week! Go to the website for more info.

For more information, visit unitest.acer.edu.au

Graduate Entry into Medicine
Universities: Posted 4-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
At the recent Careers Advisers Association held in Wollongong I attended a session on this ie you do whatever undergraduate (first) course you like at whatever uni you like, and then apply to do a post-graduate medicine degree. I saw presentations by the universities of Notre Dame, Western Sydney and Wollongong which all offer this. I have a lot of information about their courses and advice from the people who spoke about what you can do to improve your chances of getting into medicine later rather than now.

Queenstown Resort College in New Zealand
Private Colleges: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Gain a Diploma in Hospitality Management or in Adventiure Tourism Management and go skiing, bungy jumping, jet boating etc in NZ. Go on to complete a university degree in Sydney after it if you wish. I collected a booklet on this place at a Careers Advisers Conference in Wollongong last week.
For more information, visit www.queenstownresortcollege.com

Vet & Equine Nursing courses in Victoria
TAFE: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Goulburn Ovens Institute TAFE will hold Course Info Sessions on Equine Industry, Vet Nursing & Animal Care programs for prospective students. Seymour (12/11) Cranbourne (28/11) Wangaratta (30/11) Ballarat (1/12) Shepparton (4/12) Dromana (5/12).

UNSW Info Day 3 Jan
Universities: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Info Day at UNSW on 3 January 2008 is for HSC students to get last minute advice on course options before UAC’s ‘Change of Preferences’ deadline on the 4th. Free sausage sizzle! Other universities will hold similar events. Check with me or the uni websites.






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

HSC Questions 2007
School Matters: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The Board of Studies HSC Examination Inquiry Centre can be contacted about questions you may have about your HSC results from 19 December to 4 January. Phone: 13 11 12 from anywhere in NSW for the cost of a local call.






EdAssist lectures in holidays
School Matters: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Edassist will offer a holiday lecture program at Sydney Uni for Yr 12 students. It goes from 7 – 18 January covering key topics in many 12 HSC subjects plus Essay Writing, Time Management & Exam Strategies. Accommodation available and details are in the Senior study.

Nature Care College
Career Choice: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
They offer accredited courses in natural & complementary medicine, massage, nutrition, sports therapies, yoga teacher training…. FEE HELP available. Summer School from 14/1 - 3/2 is your chance to sample a range of short courses.
For more information, visit www.naturecare.com.au/upload/magazinetimetables/470_Summer_School_08_v3.pdf

Careers in Science, Eng & Tech Macquarie Uni
Universities: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline

he College of Science & Technology offers a broad range of science, engineering and technology courses from physics & psychology to animal behaviour & astrobiology. Get SET Search is a free, interactive tool to help you discover the range of science, engineering and technology (SET) careers available. Complete a 10-minute survey to find careers that match your skills and interests. All career suggestions are intended as information only. Please speak with your teacher, careers adviser and parents before making any decisions about studies or career paths. Follow the link to check out your career options.
For more information, visit www.science.mq.edu.au/getset/intro.htm

Carrick Institute
Private Colleges: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Carrick Institute’s ‘Career Sampler’ on 8 December in Sydney & Melbourne offers a range of interactive workshops designed to give you first hand experience in your future career. Hairdressing, Event/Hospitality Management, Community Welfare, Cookery…
For more information, visit carrickeducation.edu.au/about/about_main.asp

HSC Results via SMS
School Matters: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Receive your 2007 HSC Results from 6am on 19 December via SMS (pre registration required), internet or telephone. Student number & PIN required.

RSA and RCG Certificates have arrived
School Matters: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Please collect these from the library and while you are here, bring in any textbooks for sale and check with Mrs Forrest if there is any money for you to collect.

Macquarie Uni on YouTube
Universities: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See current students talking about courses and campus life.
For more information, visit www.youtube.com/macquarieuniversity

Macquarie Uni hotline
Universities: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are interested in courses here and have questions once you get your UAI it ill be open December 19,20,21 and January 2,3 and 4. Call 1800 351 117 about courses, what if your UAI is too low, preferences, alternative pathways they offer etc.
For more information, visit www.mq.edu.au

Julius Events College - short courses & open day
Private Colleges: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Short courses run every school holiday break. These include OH&S, lighting, sound, video and the Certificate Three - CUE30203 (Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Tech Ops). BIG OPEN DAY SYDNEY: Saturday 19 January This is our BIG day for everyone interested in working in entertainment. Held at our college, 10 Bridge street Rydalmere. Show Time: 1pm sharp.You need to reserve a space, call 02 9638-5955 or email reception@juliusmedia.com


For more information, visit www.juliusmedia.com

The ICMS and Macquarie Uni
Private Colleges: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The International College of Management (ICMS), Sydney was established in 1996. In association with its strategic partner Macquarie University, ICMS offers Diplomas as well as Associate, Bachelor and Master Degree programs in areas of Hospitality, Events, Tourism, Retail, Sport and Property Services Management. Course brochures are available from me. It is located at Manly.
For more information, visit www.icms.edu.au/

APM - get a degree in 2 yrs
Private Colleges: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
APM is now offering Degrees as well as other qualifications at their new campus in Nort Sydney. For the degree, you would do 3 semesters each year (total 6) instead of 2 semesters each year over 3 years like most universities. FEE-HELP now available. Courses are in marketing, advertising, PR, event management, sprts and music management etc
For more information, visit www.apm.edu.au

Pearsons School of Floristry
Career Choice: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Open Days in Sydney in Dec and Jan. They offer a range of courses.
For more information, visit www.pearsonsschool.com.au

Outdoor Recreation Industry
Career Choice: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Do you want to work as a tour guide or on outdoor ed programs? Courses are available - Certificate III and IV to get into the industry.
For more information, visit www.oric.org.au

Transport & Logistics industry huge job prospects
Career Choice: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Just about every commodity in Australia is moved at least once. There are many jobs in this industry which is one of the largest employers eg transport, engineering, IT etc. Check out the website.
For more information, visit www.the-linc.com.au

Photography, Advertisng and Multimedia courses
Private Colleges: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
ICCP (Interntional Colege of Creative Arts) offers courses in these areas at their Sydney and Melbourne campuses. eg Advaned Diploma of Business (Creative Advertising).
For more information, visit www.icpp.net

Jobs- apprenticeships and traineeships
Job vacancies: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A lot are currently being advertised in the Leader. Check out Tuesday's and Saturday's editions.

Prospects in the Mining Industry
Career Choice: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A DVD is available if you are interested.

Australian Institute of Fitness
Private Colleges: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Course brochures and info for careers as personal trainers, gym instructors, group fitness and aqua instructors. You can do some courses externally. Ring 1300669669 or go to the website.
For more information, visit www.fitness.edu.au

Qantm College - Bris, Sydney and Melb
Private Colleges: Posted 21-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
They offer diploma and degree courses in games programming, 3D animation, multimedia, digital video production and graphic design. Thye also offer short courses in Dec & Jan on various software in digital media. Ring 1300 136 933.
For more information, visit www.qantm.com.au

UNE Campus Tours
Universities: Posted 21-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
THere will be guided tours at UNE for students and parents in December (7,11,13,14,18,20) and January (8,10,11,15,17,18,22,24,25) visiting the colleges and the uni facilities. You need to book on 1800818865.
For more information, visit www.une.edu.au

Lots of money
School Matters: Posted 21-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Mrs Forrest in the office has quite a lot of money from the sale of textbooks. She asks that Year 12 students ring the school (67610800) and ask to speak to her to see if there is money for you rather than coming in and being disappointed. You can also send a younger brother or sister to the office and I suggest you send a note with them giving them your permission to collect it.

Apprenticeships and jobs
Job vacancies: Posted 21-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Do you like mechanical things, good with your hands, can do heavy lifting, show initiative and are good at problem solving? There is a local firm looking at employing an apprentice refrigeration mechanic - servicing and repairing refrigeration, air conditionaing, ice machines etc. This is a great opportunity. If you want more details about the job and who to contact, please email me or ring me at school next Monday (26th Nov). There is also an advertised job in the NDL at the Shoppingworld newsagency which would suit a student deferring uni.

Alternative Pathways into Law
Universities: Posted 19-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you get a UAI of at least 66, but don't get into the law course of your choice there is an option with the Diploma in Law course. Remember this in Dec & January and contact me for details.

Women's College at Sydney Uni
Accommodation: Posted 19-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A magazine and DVD have arrived from Women's College and is worth checking if you want accommodation at uni in Sydney.
For more information, visit www.thewomenscollege.com.au

St Johns College at Sydney Uni
Accommodation: Posted 19-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
St Johns is co-ed and has sent me a DVD for students and parents to look at together with an invitation for you to visit the college.
For more information, visit www.stjohnscollege.usyd.edu.au

New UNE Engineering Course
Universities: Posted 19-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The University of New England has developed a new course
in civil / environmental engineering - Bachelor of Engineering
Technology (majoring in Civil or Environmental engineering). The course is open to students next year and offers a choice of Full Time (3 years) or Part Time (6 years) study modes. The course is very well placed to fill the skills gap in civil and environmental engineering in regional Australia, and allows
students to study while they work (if they wish). It is also suited to mature age students wishing to study engineering.
UNE has teamed up with the University of Southern
Queensland on a cross institutional basis to provide some of thesubjects. Both universities are leaders in providing distanceeducation. Options are available to students to discontinue the courseearly with a Diploma / Advanced Diploma in the Sciences, or undertake additional studies to obtain a Degree in engineering. The course development has been supported by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia and the Institution of Engineers Australia. See website for details.
For more information, visit www.une.edu.au/courses/2008/courses/BET

Year 12s with overdue library items
School Matters: Posted 19-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
According to library records, the following students still have library items out in their name: Adam Bennett, Ben Cai, Anne-Maree Maunder, Sammy Bowen, Carla Bruno, Steven Green, Maree Kilroy, Jessica Goodwin. Please arrange for them to be returned to the school or paid for if they are lost.

Reminder about RSA and RCG courses
School Matters: Posted 19-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
They will be held this week in A4 starting at 3.15. Bring your pen and your tea/snacks. RSA: Tuesday 20th and RCG: Wed 21st November.

Year 12 Graduation
School Matters: Posted 9-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
I would like to wish you and all your classmates a wonderful time at your grad. Unfortunately I will not be there as I will be in Sydney doing HSC marking for Modern History for 8 days. Have a great time and keep reading your emails from me. I know there is one coming up that will have details of a new traineeship suited for Year 12. Have fun and stay safe. From Mrs Barrett

Library overdues - 12 students
School Matters: Posted 9-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Are you one of the students of the class of 2007 who has library books still out? Please return them this week to save the library staff having to contact you personally about this. Thanks for your help in this.

Law Bursary
Scholarships: Posted 9-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A reminder has come from Everingham Solomons about the law bursary they offer. Closing date is end of November. Contact me for details.

UTAS course in plant science& scholarships
Universities: Posted 9-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
UTAS Information
The University of Tasmania has been sending me some interesting info lately. They have sent me a Plant Science CD for students who would be interested in pursuing a university course based on Life Sciences. A/Prof Anthony Koutoulis points out that The School of Plant Sciences has international recognition for teaching and research in physiological and forest genetics, evolution and ecology of the Australian flora and aquatic botany, including introduced marine pests. Definitely worth checking out the website A/Prof Koutoulis also points out that UTAS is a real option for students from mainland Australia, with less expensive accommodation and access to some of the best wilderness and natural resources in the country. There are also scholarships on offer at UTAS in the Earth Sciences field, ranging from $3000 to $20000 per year.

For more information, visit www.utas.edu.au/plantsci/

SIBT: uni option for UAIs less than 63
Private Colleges: Posted 9-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT) provides opportunities for both Australian and International students seeking an alternative entry to University studies. Located on the Macquarie University campus in North Ryde, SIBT offers Diploma courses that include the first year Macquarie University units. Therefore, upon successful completion students can directly enter into 2nd year of Macquarie Degree programs. Students can graduate with a Diploma and a Degree within 3 years. SIBT offers Diplomas in the areas of Arts, Business Administration, Commerce, Communication and Computing. Students require a minimum UAI of 63 to enter these programs. Students who receive a UAI of less than 63 but who still wish to pursue University studies can commence the Foundation program at SIBT and then progress to the Diploma. All programs at SIBT are offered with a maximum lecture size of 50 students and additional academic and study support is provided. SIBT students also have access to the facilities offered by Macquarie University. To learn more about the SIBT courses and the degrees that students can progress into at Macquarie University, contact Melissa Skeers on 02 9850 6228 or refer to teh website.

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

ACU Change of Preference & campus tours
Universities: Posted 9-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline

During the coming Change of Preference period Australian Catholic University will be offering future students and their parents and friends, several opportunities to engage with the university and have any of their questions answered. They will be offering future students the following services: Personalised Campus Tours: Students can meet with relevant academic staff, learn more about courses and discover what ACU National has to offer. Personalised campus tours can be booked by emailing campustours@acu.edu.au Students can find additional information via the website below, The ACU National Change of Preference Helpline, 1300 ASK ACU, will be operating from November 1st or alternatively emails can be sent to futurestudents@acu.edu.au Operating times for the Change of Preference period are from the 17th of December until noon 24th December.
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/cop

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