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Dates for Uni applications & deadlines
Universities: Posted 7-4-06 Deadline - No Deadline
The UAC site now has all the dates for applying to uni, changing your preferences, when you receive your HSC results and UAI and dates when offers are made. The first major deadline is September 29 for an on-time application
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/mya/general/dates.html

Uni Open Days 2006
Universities: Posted 7-4-06 Deadline - No Deadline
A list of all the Uni Open Days for this year is now available from either me or from the UAC website. Remember that if you cannot visit a uni or college on their open day, to ring them and make arrangements when you will be in the area. The next 2 school holidays are a good time to do this so that you have visited the places before you have to make decisions.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/mya/general/open.html

Careers in Real Estate
Career Choice: Posted 7-4-06 Deadline - No Deadline
A brochure from the Real Estate Institute of NSW has arrived with details of traineeships and courses.
For more information, visit www.reinsw.com.au

Become an SES Volunteer
Career Choice: Posted 7-4-06 Deadline - No Deadline
The Tamworth unit of the SES has some vacancies for volunteers aged 16 and over. Volunteers undergo training and many courses are available. Membership would be useful to : those considering a career in the military or emergency services, wanting to become involved in community work (to include this in a CV, scholarship application etc). Brochures are available and there is a local phone number for any interested persons to call.
For more information, visit www.ses.nsw.gov.au

Reminder about Jason's talk Fri 31st March
Universities: Posted 30-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Jason (HSC 2005) will speak and answer questions on what it is like to study and live at UTS in the centre of Sydney, studying business and accounting at uni (job prospects) and advice on applying for scholarships and going for scholarship interviews. Come to the AV Room at the beginning of lunch.

Ace Day Jobs DVD - 36 inspirational careers
Career Choice: Posted 30-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
DVD has interviews with people in these careers: aerospace engineer, air traffic controller, cancer researcher, ecotoxicologist, finance lecturer, forensic anatomist, hydrogeologist, hydrographic surveyor, materials engineer, mechatronics engineer, microbiologist, radiologist, sleep researcher, social worker, sports physiotherapist, systems administrator, zoologist, boat builder, architect, business development officer, computer animator, computer games, electrician, entrepreneur, fashion designer/buyer, historian, museum curator, orchestral musician, restaurant manager, science journalist, tourism journalist, wine technician.
For more information, visit abc.net.au/acedayjobs

Exchange Programs
Career Choice: Posted 30-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Information has arrived on student exchange programs wotj WEP, Cultural Care Au Pair and STS.

Uni of Canberra- IT, Design,Architecture, Open Day
Universities: Posted 30-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
The uni has a new degree in Business Informatics for those who want to work in IT as busines analysts, project managers etc. Employment success rate is 100% with the internship program. Open Day will be Sat 26 August. Design & Architecture exhibition in May.
For more information, visit www.canberra.adu.au

Flight Attendant Courses
Career Choice: Posted 24-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Certificatee II in Aviation Flight Operations - Cabin Crew course to help prepare you for a career with both domestic and international airlines. Ph 07-38600900 or visit their website.
For more information, visit www.aviationaustralia.aero

Blue Mountains Hotel School
Private Colleges: Posted 24-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
An information package has arrived which includes course details of Hotel and Resort Management and fees ( students here are now eligible for FEE-HELP loans from the Fed Gov't). Scholarships worth $15000 are available. Students may also attend the Career Focus Days held during the year to enable you to see the facilities, find out first hand about courses ie "try before you buy". The cost is deducted from your fees if you enrol. You can progress from the BMHS to doing a degree at UNE even if you didn't get the UAI needed to get into UNE's Bachelor of Commerce.

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

Medicine and UMAT workshops
Universities: Posted 24-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
MedEntry is an organisation offering workshops to assist you in doing the UMAT test and interviews. See me for information and costs.
For more information, visit www.medentry.com.au

Australian Catholic Uni - 2007 courses
Universities: Posted 24-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
A booklet has arrived with details of courses at campuses in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Courses offered are in Arts, social sciences, teaching, nursing etc. You do not have to be a catholic to attend. Open Days will vary at each campus - see me please.
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au

Macleay College Open Days and Courses
Private Colleges: Posted 24-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
The college will offer courses in event management and marketing, journalism, advertising, public relations and marketing, sports management and marketing, business, (management, marketing, accounting), real estate, travel and tourism, hospitality management and Bachelor of Arts with Southern Cross Uni. They will offer small group lectures on each area so you can find out about what it involves. These will be held on Monday July 3 and Tuesday July 4. Book a seat by ringing 02 93602033.
For more information, visit www.macleay.edu.au

University of Notre Dame in Sydney
Universities: Posted 24-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
An information pack on courses, fees, applying, studying overseas has arrived. Their selection system is very different to other universities. They offer nursing, teaching, law, commerce, arts etc
For more information, visit www.sydney.nd.edu.au

Guest Speaker : UTS, scholarships and accounting
Universities: Posted 24-3-06 Deadline - 31-3-06
Jason Gunter (HSC 2005) who was awarded a scholarship to UTS worth over $30,000 will be speaking to students in the AV room at lunchtime on Friday 31st March. If you are interested in finding out about going to UTS (what it's like, accommodation etc), applying for scholarships and what happens in scholarship interviews or studying accounting/business at uni, please write it in your diary and come along. Bring your lunch.
For more information, visit www.uts.edu.au

Australian Maritime College
Universities: Posted 24-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
This college is based at Launceston and offers courses in science and marine-based areas eg enigneering, business, aquaculture, fisheries, vessel operations and marine/coastal conservation. A copy of their course handbook has arrived. They pride themselves on a very high graduate employment rate. You apply to AMC either directly or through UAC.
For more information, visit www.amc.edu.au

Sydney Institute of Business & Technology
Universities: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to study business, commerce, arts, communication or computing and don't get the UAI to get into university, remember SIBT. You can do a Diploma course and gain automatic entry into Year 2 of Degree course at Macquarie University.
For more information, visit www.sibt.nsw.edu.au

Macquarie Uni eg fees, various ways to get in
Universities: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
More from Macquarie - Open day : 9 September.Fees are one of the lowest in Australia - can be up to 25% cheaper than some other universities.What if you don't get the UAI needed? There are many ways to get into Macquarie courses eg TAFE, SIBT for business courses etc.

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

Last chance to attend the Uni Roadshow
Universities: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - 20-3-06
Names must be given to Mrs. Barrett by Monday 20th if you wish to attend the presentations on Wed 22nd March in Periods 5 and 6.
Only those with names down may attend.

It is highly recommended that any student thinking of university should attend.

2006 UAI cut-offs for Wollongong & UNE
Universities: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
A list of UAI's needed in 2006 is available.

Uni of Wollongong course guide for 2007
Universities: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
This has arrived with details of courses and career options. I highly recommend anyone thinking of uni to look at this booklet. Plus there is also a FAQ booklet for parents coping with all they need to know about when students apply to go to uni.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au

TAFE courses from home via Wodonga TAFE
TAFE: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
The Open Learning Centre offers flexible learning options for school leavers who are unable to attend classes on campus.
For more information, visit www.wodonga.tafe.edu.au

New 5 yr B Medicine/B Surgery course at UWS
Universities: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
From 2007 University of Western Sydney at Campelltown and Liverpool will offer this course with a focus on school leavers. The 3 step process is :UAI of 92+, UMAT and interview.
Open Day for 2006 will be Sunday 20th August at Parramatta.
For more information, visit www.uws.edu.au

AFS exchange programs
Career Choice: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
See posters in the Careers Noticeboard or visit the website.
For more information, visit www.afs.org.au

Accounting, Law and Teaching Careers
Career Choice: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
New books on real jobs and real experiences in these 3 areas have arrived. ie what do you actually do, applying for jobs, courses, pay scales etc.

Australian Jobs 2005 - jobs prospects
Career Choice: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
This booklet has information on job prospects for most careers. Find out where the skills shortages are and what are the expected growth industries. Also check out Job Outlook online.
For more information, visit www.jobsearch.gov.au/joboutlook

Macquarie Uni HSC Enrichment courses
Universities: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Offered in several HSC subjects in July and September holidays. See me about which subjects are available, then call 0298509446 for further details.
For more information, visit www.hscandbeyond.mq.edu.au/hscenrichment/index.htm

Macquarie Uni course guide
Universities: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Info on UAIs, HSC requirements, career options after doing each course.
For more information, visit www.mq.edu.au

Careers in Dentistry/Work Experience
Career Choice: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
I have information for anyone interested in doing work experience in a dental practice.

Architecture & Design Computing at Sydney Uni
Universities: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Brochures have arrived on these courses. There is also information on scholarships
For more information, visit www.arch.usyd.edu.au

RSA and RCG courses Week 2 Term 2
Career Choice: Posted 16-3-06 Deadline - 11-5-06
RSA & RCG Courses These courses will be offered to students in Year 11 & 12 who are aged 17 or older. The course provider is Country Hospitality Services. The RSA course will be held at school from 3.15 – 9.00 on Wednesday 10th May (Wk 2). The RCG course will be on Thursday 11th May (Wk 2). Students are to collect an envelope from the office. Write RSA, RCG or both on it with the correct amount (Cost is $50 per course or $100 for both) & return to Mrs. Forrest in the office.

The first 25 students to pay for each course will be enrolled.


Health Career Expo 4th April
Career Choice: Posted 10-3-06 Deadline - 5-4-06
Hunter New England Health is organising a Rural High School Health Career Expo in Armidale on 4th April at PLC 4pm-6.30pm for students in Years 9-12.See the poster in the Careers Noticeboard at the front of the library for details. There will be a second expo in Gunnedah on 13th June.
The expo allows you to talk to healtah professionals in the area you are interested in and also to network with universities.

JuliusMedia Short courses in holidays
Private Colleges: Posted 6-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
They offer many short courses plus Certificate and Diploma courses in mustic, theatre, events, lighting, sound, studio work etc. Call 02 96385955
For more information, visit www.juliusmedia.com

Marine Careers Forum 20 June
Career Choice: Posted 6-3-06 Deadline - 20-6-06
If you want a career in marine-based fields you can attend the forum at Australian National Maritime Museum 10am-4pm. Bookings are essential. There will be lectures, discussion groups and excursions. Cost $10.

Traineeship in Manilla
: Posted 6-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Water Operations Trainee operator. Needs School Certificate and licence. Salary from $546.60 per week. Applications close 17th March with Tamworth Regional Council

Air Force Cadets Info Night 7 March
Career Choice: Posted 6-3-06 Deadline - 7-3-06
Recruit info evening to be held. many activities are available eg gliding, parachuting, abseiling, firearms training.
Linked to TAFE Cert III and Duke of Edinburgh. Students are to be aged 12-18 years.
Ring Amy Baddams on 0402123363 for details.

Traineeships and apprenticeships
: Posted 6-3-06 Deadline - 16-3-06
For anyone interested in heavy Vehicle Road Transport, Catering, Office Admin and Stores Warehousing an information breakfast will be held on Thursday 16th March.
Details available. Names must be given to me if you wish to attend.
This is being organised by the 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers.

GAP guest speakers
: Posted 6-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Anyone in Years 11 or 12 who would like to find out doing a GAP year from two people who have done, come along to the AV Room on Wed at 12.45 and bring your lunch. Find out about costs, application procedures, interviews and experiences.
Applications for 2007 close in may.

A reminder about uni talk on Thursday
Universities: Posted 1-3-06 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are thinking of applying to uni, don't forget to come along to the AV Room at 12.45 on Thursday 2nd March for a quick overview. You will find out what happens in Terms 3 and 4, when you get your UAC book, closing dates for applying for uni,scholarships, what is involved in Principal's Recommendation schemes, career excursions.
Bring your lunch.


Electrical pre-vocation course at TAFE
TAFE: Posted 26-2-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Some vacancies exist. Classes start 27 Feb. Suitable for school leavers and is equal to a first year of elecrical trade course.

Traineeships apprenticeships & jobs
: Posted 26-2-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Jobs available include: apprentice signal electricians, engineering apprentice (need HSC), apprentice painter, child care trainees, factory worker, farmhand, paper person.

Want to find out about applying to uni?
Universities: Posted 26-2-06 Deadline - 2-3-06
If you want to find out what needs to be done and when, come along to the AV Room at 12.45 on Thursday 2nd March for a quick overview. You will find out what happens in Terms 3 and 4, when you get your UAC book, closing dates for applying for uni,scholarships, what is involved in Principal's Recommendation schemes, career excursions.
Write the details in your diary and bring your lunch along.

Health and Medical Careers
Universities: Posted 21-2-06 Deadline - 0-7-06
Some health and medical careers require you to sign up and sit the UMAT test in July.
For more information, visit www.medical-entrance.com.au

Subscribing to Careersalert
Career Choice: Posted 21-2-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Thank you for subscribing. I hope you find it useful. Please encourage your friends to subscribe.
Mrs. Barrett

Green Corps - Gap year alternative
Career Choice: Posted 21-2-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Green Corps gives volunteers aged 17 to 20 the chance to participate in full-time projects designed to preserve, protect and/or restore our natural and cultural heritage. Projects are of six months duration. Green Corps provides team members with quality education and training (including accredited training) and an allowance for the duration of the project.
For more information, visit www.greencorps.com.au

Bedford College
Private Colleges: Posted 21-2-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Bedford College offers accredited courses from Certificate II to Diploma level in Business & Children’s Services with pathways to degree studies in Commerce & Early Childhood Education. No UAI required.
For more information, visit www.bedford.edu.au

Antipodeans Abroad
Career Choice: Posted 21-2-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Whether it's a 1 month placement in Sri Lanka, a student expedition to Peru, a French language exchange to Lyon or a Gap Year Out in Kenya, Antipodeans Abroad will provide you with a valuable learning experience.
This is a GAP year alternative.
For more information, visit www.antipodeans.com.au

AIM
Private Colleges: Posted 21-2-06 Deadline - No Deadline
The Australian Institute of Music offers courses from HSC level through to postgraduate in performance (classical, contemporary & music theatre), audio engineering, composition, music production & arts management.
For more information, visit www.aim.edu.au

Edassist lecture
Career Choice: Posted 21-2-06 Deadline - 0-3-06
Focus on HSC offered by Edassist at Sydney University on March 5th & 6th provides lectures in 14 HSC subjects as well as sessions on essay writing, exam strategies & time management techniques. Postal applications close March 1.

Police Open Day
Career Choice: Posted 21-2-06 Deadline - 0-3-06
The Police Career Open Day at Goulburn on March 12 will highlight careers with NSW Police. Prospective students can tour the College & attend info sessions, demonstrations & displays on the various aspects of policing. All welcome.
For more information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au

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