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Want to go to uni in Victoria?
Universities: Posted 2-8-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Info from VTAC has arrived.
For more information, visit www.vtac.edu.au

Macleay College visit 19 Sept
Private Colleges: Posted 2-8-06 Deadline - 19-9-06
Macleay College in Sydney offer Diploma courses in advertising, business, event management & marketing, hospitality, journalism, public relations, real estate, sports management, travel and tourism. A speaker will be here at lunchtime on Tues 19 Sept to talk about courses, costs, etc. No UAI is needed. Mark the date in your diary, especially if you want to study in these areas but don't think you will get the UAI needed to study in these areas at university. Macleay has links to universities too.
For more information, visit www.macleay.edu.au/

Country Energy apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 2-8-06 Deadline - 18-8-06
Applications close 18 August and online testing closes 23 August. Ring 1800 123 590 or visit the site.
For more information, visit www.countryenergy.com.au/internet/cewebpub.nsf/Content/careers_app_main

New Courses not included in the UAC Book
Universities: Posted 2-8-06 Deadline - No Deadline
A list of these courses at 7 universities will be placed on the Noticeboard in the Senior Study. I know they will affect some of your preferences from what you have told me. Please check.

STAT & UAC
Universities: Posted 2-8-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Some courses you are interested in may require you sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). THis is a series of related tests designed to assess a range of competencies commonly considered important for success in tertiary study. STAT assesses your ability to understand the material given and to think critically about issues, rather than to test knowledge of curriculum or a specific academic subject. You need to go to the UAC to find out about registering, dates of the tests, costs etc.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/mya/admin/stat.html

Early Entry schemes at Wollongong University
Universities: Posted 2-8-06 Deadline - 20-9-06
These are open now and applications close 20th Sept with interviews to be held on 28 & 29 Sept. Ring 1300 367 869 or visit the website. Note the early closing date.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/prospective/early_entry.html

My Future Government website
Career Choice: Posted 2-8-06 Deadline - No Deadline
I recommend all students look at this website for a range of career information including career quizes etc. and has lots of useful links. It is worth a good look.
For more information, visit www.myfuture.edu.au

Nature Care College in St Leonards Sydney
Private Colleges: Posted 2-8-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Course guide on certificate and diploma courses in natural medicine, holistic counselling, yoga, massage, reflexology, aroma therapy etc is available.Find out about costs, scholarships etc at the Open Day on Sat 12th August.
For more information, visit www.naturecare.com.au

Lots of information later this week
Career Choice: Posted 1-8-06 Deadline - No Deadline
A very long email with loads of course, scholarship, uni, college and TAFE information that has recently arrived will be sent later this week. Watch out for it. Mrs B.

EAS Information Session Thursday lunchtime
Universities: Posted 1-8-06 Deadline - No Deadline
At 12.45 on Thursday 3rd August there will be an explanation of what the EAS (Educational Access Scheme) is, how it can help students who have experienced longterm educational disadvantage and how to apply. Please come to the AV Room to see if this may be relevent to you eg if you have experienced financial hardship (ie receive Youth Allowance or Austudy or Abstudy), family disruption (eg death, divorce, criminal proceedings), excessive family responsibilities, abuse, severe or longterm illness, have English language difficulty. Mrs Prisk will also be attending this meeting. Both she and Mr Mair will be available to assist students in the next few weeks.

Followup to Uni Info Night
Universities: Posted 27-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Thank you very much to those who attended on Wednesday evening. If you missed out on a green folder, please give your name to Mrs Gulliford in the library. You will then receive one next Tuesday. Next week one of my emails will contain the Centrelink details (phone number, details of the amount of money you need to earn in the 18 months from the day you finish school etc and other Centrelink information I was given on Wednesday). I will be available in the Careers Room on both Monday and Tuesday next week at lunchtime if you have any questions. See you then, Mrs Barrett

University Information Night - Wed 26th July
Universities: Posted 26-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are thinking of applying to go to university, I look forward to seeing you at the Information Evening tonight at 7pm in the PAC. Guest speakers from UNE and Centrelink will be there. This will be your oppportunity to find out everything you need to know.

Week 2 - advance notice from Mrs Barrett
Universities: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
I look forward to seeing all students intending on applying to university (and your parents) at the University Information Evening next Wed 26th July beginning at 7pm in the PAC. Please be there as everything, or almost everything, you need to know will be explained on the night. During Week 2 I will be unavailable for career advice at school. You can either save up your queries and bombard me in Week 3 or email me if you have an urgent query. Hopefully all will be explained at the Information Evening.

Australian Catholic University
Universities: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
ACU has 6 campuses . North Sydney and Strathfield open days will be Sat 9 Sept and Canberra will be 26 August. Course and career guides have arrived.
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/undergraduate

Julius Media October & January Holiday courses
Private Colleges: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for details or go to website. Full time event management and technical production diploma courses in 2007.
For more information, visit www.juliusmedia.com

Pharmacy assistants - training programs
Career Choice: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Contact the Pharmacy Guild of Australia on 029467 7130 for details.

UNE early entry and scholarship applications
Scholarships: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
These will be available from me from the beginning of Week 4.

APM Scholarships worth $7000
Private Colleges: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - 2-10-06
Applications close 2 October for advanced diploma course in business/marketing.. See me, website or noticeboard in Senior Study for details.
For more information, visit www.apm.edu.au

IT scholarships at UTS & UTS Open Day
Universities: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for details of the IT Cooperative Education Scholarship program worth $13K per year. UTS open day will be Saturday 26 August.
For more information, visit www.uts.edu.au

Australian Jobs 2006
Career Choice: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
A gov't publication has arrived on the labour market, industry profiles and a great summary of job prospects in just about every occupation.

QUT - new double degrees & creative-auditions
Universities: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
New double degrees in business/fine arts (fashion) journalism, it, human services and many combinations of these. See me for details. Applications for audition and portfolio courses will open on 21 July and close on Sept 1 ofr dance and music and 20 Oct for acting, animation, crative writing, fashion, film & TV, sound design, tech production and visual arts.
For more information, visit creativeindustries.qut.com

Medicine and B Health Sciences at Uni of Woll
Universities: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - 20-9-06
New Graduate entry medicine course will start in 2007. Do the new B of Health Sciences course to prepare you. See me for details. Entry is subject to portfolio, interview, UAI. Applications close 20 Sept 2006. Register online.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/health/

Uni of Wollongong Creative Art applications
Universities: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - 29-9-06
Internview/audition forms have arrived for B Creative Arts in performance, music, visual arts etc etc. Due 29 Sept.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/crearts

Uni of Wollongong College
Universities: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Want to do IT and Business at Uni but don't get in? Go to the UOW College, complete the Associate Diplomas and be guaranteed entry into the affiliated Bachelor Degree. Remember this in January if it applies to you or investiage now if you don't think you will get the UAI needed.
For more information, visit www.wuc.edu.au

Electrical engineering
Universities: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
See the alert on Energy Australia and see me for details. Looks good.

Uni of Syd courses & scholarships in ag, nat resou
Universities: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Scholarships worth $7K x 4 years and entry ones worth $3K for first year are available in ad ec, resource ec, science in ag, hort science and land and water science. Ph 0293512936 or see me or the website. Closing date 30 Sept. Course brochure has also arrived.
For more information, visit www.agric.usyd.edu.au

Martin College (Business & Technology) uni pathway
Private Colleges: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Brochure on Martin College diploma courses in Business, graphic design, IT and legal studies. Please remember these if you do not get into uni in these areas. The advanced diploma course in business management and other diploma courses will enable you to gain credit at university. See the brochure or website for details.
For more information, visit www.martincollege.com

Energy Australia - apprent & elect engineering
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Information and CDRom on apprenticeships (Year 10-12), Traineeships and Scholarships in Electrical Engineering (both for YEAR 12) has arrived. Apprenticeship closing date is Thursday 3rd August. Other closing date is 29 Sept.
For more information, visit www.energy.com.au/careers

UAC 2007 and QTAC 2007 books for Year 12
Universities: Posted 20-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
If you did not receive your copy of the UAC 2007 book, please see to collect one. QTAC 2007 for Queensland uni and TAFE courses will be available to borrow from me from the beginning of Week 4.

If you are thinking of applying to uni, read on...
Universities: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Students and parents are invited to attend the University Info Evening on Wednesday 26th July in Week 2 beginning at 7pm. The whole procedure of applying to university, the costs involved, the issue of deferring, early entry schemes, scholarships, HECS, UAI, dates and deadlines, what to do if you don't get in and much more will be explained. Representatives from UNE and Centrelink will be there. This will be your opportunity to understand what will be happening over the September 2006 -February 2007 period. Please try to be there if you are either definitely or possibly looking at university.

Childcare studies at Armidale TAFE in 2007
TAFE: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are interested in doing this next year, see me ASAP please about the information evening to be held in Armidale.

Careers Expo in Sydney July 28-29
Career Choice: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are in Sydney , check out the expo to be held at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. Free entry
For more information, visit www.eocexpo.com.au

Uni of Wollongong scholarships & science
Universities: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
For high achievieng students there are Dean's Scholars programs and advanced programs in engineering, science and informatics. Ring 1300 367 869
For more information, visit ww.uow.edu.au

Informatics at Wollongong Uni + scholarships
Universities: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Brochure on informatics, mathematics and statistics and computer science has arrived. Also information on scholarships and the early entry scheme.
For more information, visit www.informatics.uow.edu.au

Engineering at Wollongong - brochure & early entry
Universities: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - 19-9-06
Course brochure has arrived. Apply for Early Entry based on Trial HSC, resume and interview. Register online from 3 July - 20 September.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/eng/

AFS Intercultural Student Exchange
Career Choice: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Programs for Dec-Jan in France, Italy, Spain, China, Japan and Thailand are available. Ring 1300 131 736 or visit the website.
For more information, visit www.afs.org.au

Campion College applications/teaching scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Campion has opened its applications for 2007. Make your application now by downloading the form from the website below. You do not need to complete your essay until after the HSC, although Campion would be happy to accept it if you wish to complete it before then. Interviews, which normally last for 20 minutes, will be conducted after the HSC period. This is usually in December. If you are interested in applying for a teaching scholarship, please indicate this and they will send you out the appropriate paperwork for completion but can only do this on receipt of your application to Campion.


For more information, visit www.campion.edu.au/futurestudents/application-form.shtml

Year 11 in 2007 - meeting on Wednesday 19th July
School Matters: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
For students intending to go on to Year 11 in 2007, there will be an information evening held at school at 7pm. You and your parents are expected to attend.

Scholarships, Princ Rec & other Applications
Scholarships: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
For any application form that requires the school/principal to comment on your application (college, scholarships etc), please hand it in to me as the point of contact. I will hand this on to the relevant staff member to complete it. This must be done AT LEAST A WEEK before the closing date to give staff (eg Principal, Assistant Principal, Careers Adviser, Year Co-ordinator etc) time to complete their section of your application and also allow for Australia Post.

Teaching Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - 22-9-06
The NSW Education Dept is offering 230 scholarships whihch will give you a guarantee of a permanent job and play your HECS fees etc. Applications are now open. The school must comment on your application so please hand this in to me and allow plenty of time for this to be done as the closing date is 22 Sept 2006.
For more information, visit https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/employment/teachnsw/scholarships.htm

Queensland Conservatorium of Music auditions
Universities: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - 1-8-06
Here you can focus your studies to suit your interests and aspirations—from classical, opera, jazz and world music, to popular music, new media and audio engineering. Applications for an audition close 1 August.



Energy Australia apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - 2-8-06
You only have until 3 August to register for the pre-selection test by going to the website or by ringing 02 88785000.
For more information, visit www.energy.com.au/apprenticeships

Bluescope Steel Cadetships & Scholarships
Universities: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - 31-8-06
A reminder that Bluescope Steel Wollongong is offering cadetships to high achievers interested in undertaking part-time engineering/chemistry studies at the University of Wollongong or New South Wales. Applications open 1 July & close 31 August.
For more information, visit www.bluescopesteel.com/cadets

NIDA applications
Private Colleges: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
The National Institute of Dramatic Art is a centre of excellence in training for theatre, film & television. Applications for fulltime tertiary courses in 2007 open 1 July & close 30 September.
For more information, visit www.nida.edu.au

Southern Cross Uni guest speaker - Monday
Universities: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
A guest speaker from the Uni wil discuss courses at Southern Cross Uni, scholarships, accommodation and also the Early Entry Scheme they offer. This will be on Monday July 17th at 12.45 in the AV Room, the first day back after the holidays. Bring your lunch. It is very important that you attend if you want to apply for Early Entry /Principals Recommendation Schemes.
For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au

Sancta Sophia College (Sydney Uni) guest speaker
Accommodation: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
The Principal of Sancta Sophia College will be at McCarthy in the AV Room at 12.45 to talk to interested girls who are thinking of accommodation at Sydney University. She will mention what is available, scholarships and the application process. Sancta is a residential college for girls (undergraduates) and is a Catholic college although its students come from a variety of Christian denominations and world religions.
For more information, visit www.sanctasophiacollege.edu.au

ADFA applications due soon
Universities: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Students interested in applying for the 2007 ADFA intake must apply ASAP so that they will be ready for the September Officer SelectionBoards. The application process is competitive so to ensure that you have enough time to prepare we encourage applications now. Students can apply by calling 13 19 01 or applying online.

For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au

Year 12 Twilight Retreat - Tuesday night 18/7
School Matters: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
A reminder to all Year 12's that your next twilight retreat will be held at school on Tuesday 18th July from 5.00pm - 9.30pm

Year 12 jerseys
School Matters: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - 21-7-06
A reminder to all Year 12's that notes and money ($72.00) have to be in by the end of Week One and anyone who was away can collect a note from the office. Design 29 was the winning design

Hot Jobs in the Defence FOrces
Job vacancies: Posted 16-7-06 Deadline - No Deadline
For information about these jobs, go to the website: Army Aircraft Technician, Air Force Communication Electronic Technician , Navy Communication and Information Systems, Army Operator Bearer Systems, Army Vehicle Mechanic, Army Operator Supply, Royal Australian Air Force Reserves - General Hand , Airfield Defence Guard Reserve , Australian Defence Force Reserves, Electronic Technician & Marine Technician
For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/default.asp?done=1&initMedia=1&media=flash&bounceBack=/default.asp&p=3

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