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Subject Bonus Points at ACU(Aust Catholic Uni)
Universities: Posted 19-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Students may be awarded up to five bonus points if they have performed well in specific year 12 subjects relevant to the course for which they have applied. To view the courses and subject bonuses visit:

For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/study_at_acu/alternate_entry/accessacu

UTS 2015 Course Guides
Universities: Posted 19-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
UTS 2015 undergraduate course guides are now available online.

For more information, visit https://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/teachers/tools-and-resources/course-guides

UNE Open Day
Open Days: Posted 19-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
All students interested in finding out about and attending the UNE Open Day on Friday May 2 are asked to meet with Mrs Barrett in the AV Room TOMORROW (Thursday) at 1pm-1.15pm.
For more information, visit www.une.edu.au/openday

Early entry schemes
Early Entry schemes: Posted 19-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
All students interested in finding out about early entry schemes are asked to meet with Mrs Barrett in the AV Room TOMORROW (Thursday) at 1pm-1.15pm. Students who are not eligible for an ATAR are also asked to come along if they want to go to university.

Health Careers Forum - March 18th
Career Choice: Posted 5-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If you wish to attend, please put your name on the list in the library with your Mentor Group and area/s of interest. List closes Monday 3pm. Not all health careers will be covered but many are included. See the poster in the Careers Noticeboard at the front of the library for the 11 career areas that are included.

Accommodation in Brisbane available
Accommodation: Posted 5-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If anyone from Year 2013 is moving to Brisbane and is still looking for accommodation, please let me know. A share flat in Carseldine in north Brisbane is available.

Engineering as a career lunchtime talk
Career Choice: Posted 4-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Talk next Tuesday lunchtime 12.50-1.00 on courses, how to choose universities, areas to specialise in and scholarships etc. All in 10 minutes

2014 UNSW Indigenous Winter School Program
Universities: Posted 4-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
This program is open to all Indigenous students in years 10, 11 and 12 who are considering tertiary studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. The program has been running since 2002 and has grown significantly since then, with Nura Gili receiving in excess of 300 applications last year for only have 100 spots to offer. More details available.

Defence Jobs Australia Youtube Channel
Career Choice: Posted 4-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
The new Defence Jobs Australia Youtube Channel is the organisations sole video channel. The site can be of use to future ADF applicants to research job roles and get an understanding about life in the Defence Force.

For more information, visit www.youtube.com/defencejobsaustralia

A Career in Radiation Oncology
Career Choice: Posted 4-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Students interested in a career in radiation oncology or those exploring their options can use this site to gain better insight into the field of radiation oncology and what the job entails. Students are able to read career stories and learn how to start a career in this field.

For more information, visit www.acareerinradiationoncology.com.au/

Careers in the Sign and Graphic Design Industry
Career Choice: Posted 4-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
This website focuses on the range of careers in the Sign and Graphic Design Industry. It includes a list of available apprenticeships by state, career guidance & more detail about the Sign and Graphic Design Industry.Contact: peterh@visa.org.au or (02) 9868 1577

For more information, visit www.signcareers.com.au/

Sydney Dance Company: April School Holiday Worksho
Career Choice: Posted 4-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Juniors: Mon 14th & Tue 15th April; Seniors: Wed 16th & Thu 17th April. These workshops are run by Sydney’s leading choreographers & dance teachers, including Jason Winters (So You Think You Can Dance), Loredo Malcolm (The Lion King), Manuel Oliveira (The Voice USA), Amy Campbell (King Kong The Musical) and more.

For more information, visit www.sydneydancecompany.com

Metro Screen Short Courses
Career Choice: Posted 4-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Metro Screen runs a number of short courses for people wanting to learn the skills required to get involved in the screen industry. Some of their upcoming courses are in the April holidays.
For more information, visit metroscreen.nsw.edu.au/courses/Courses/Short+Courses

Career in business or hotel management?
Career Choice: Posted 4-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
The Hotel School Sydney, together with InterContinental Sydney, is offering a unique experience. Go behind the scenes of this leading 5-star luxury hotel and hotel school.
What is a 5-star hotel environment like? Experience the delivery of service and excellence. Live the Life is a 2 day residential program inclusive of 1 nights accommodation at InterContinental Sydney. Limited spaces. See me for details.

Interested in environmental/marine science?
Career Choice: Posted 4-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Dive into coral reef studies at UQ. A free online course on tropical coastal ecosystems is now open to anyone with internet access and high school science knowledge. The University of Queensland's world-leading marine and ecology experts will offer the course from April 28 through edX, a world-leading consortium of massive open online courses (MOOCs). For information, contact:Dorothea Bender. Phone: 0424 88 6910 Registrations are now open

Bachelor of Arts at University of Queensland
Universities: Posted 4-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
It’s now even easier to find about the many and varied study options available to students interested in the Bachelor of Arts thanks to the new Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences website. Students can browse over 40 different study areas to discover more about their study interests and where they can lead them. UQ’s Bachelor of Arts has one of the most comprehensive course offerings in Australia and its flexibility allows students to tailor a program that fits not only their career aspirations, but also fulfils their passion.
For more information, visit www.hass.uq.edu.au/future-students

Open Day 2014 in Canberra
Open Days: Posted 4-3-14 Deadline - No Deadline
This year Open Day will be held on Saturday the 30th August from 9am until 4pm. This be for Uni of Canberra, ANU, CIT, ACU, and ADFA ’s Open Days.

Apprenticeship talk next Tuesday -10 minutes
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Any student looking for an apprenticeship at the end of the year, or now, is asked to come along to hear what you can do to boost your chances of success. We will have a guest speaker to give you extra tips too. Tuesday 4th March 12.50-1.00 in the AV Room. Ten minutes that may change your life.

A Day in the Life of a Nursing Student at Notre Da
Career Choice: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Wednesday 2 July: Darlinghurst site in Sydney. Gain hands-on nursing experience working with current students, hear from our experienced academic staff and take a campus tour. For further information or to register, please visit the site.
For more information, visit www.nd.edu.au/events/sydney/nursing-aditl

HSC Study Intensive at Notre Dame Uni in July hols
HSC: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Notre Dame sent this: Following the success of our inaugural HSC Study Intensive in 2013, we will again be running this week-long series of intensive study workshops. This will be provided by senior HSC teachers and markers to show students how to study effectively, clarify the course content and work through potential HSC questions in a professional environment. HSC teachers and university students will be on hand for one-on-one tutoring during the week.This year’s HSC Study Intensive will run from 7-11 July. For further information, please email sydney@nd.edu.au

ADFA Facebook Chat This afternoon
Career Choice: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian Defence Force Academy Facebook Chat on Thursday 27th February, 6:30pm – 8pm (AEDT). Are you currently thinking about joining the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) or just want to find out more? Chat with midshipmen and officer cadets to learn about their experiences, life at ADFA and how they find balancing military training with their university study.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/773511302677592/

Smartphone Apps to Help with Studying
HSC: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
This article features some smartphone apps that can help students to improve their study habits.

For more information, visit blog.aias.com.au/index.php/study/making-technology-work-for-you-effective-apps-for-smart-stud

StarNow - actors, dancers, film crews, musicians
Job vacancies: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
StarNow lists a range of jobs and open auditions for actors, dancers, film crews, musicians, and more.

For more information, visit www.starnow.com.au/

Tutors Worldwide gap year program
Gap year: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Tutors Worldwide provides the opportunity for students to undertake a gap year at either a junior or secondary school overseas. Applications Close Thu 10th April

For more information, visit www.tutorsworldwide.org/

University Cricket scholarship worth $15,000
Scholarships: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If you know of anyone starting uni now and who plays cricket, please forward this to them: 2014 Bradman Foundation University Scholarship. Applications close Fri 28th February.This scholarship for young cricketers attending university offers $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years. The Bradman Scholar will be chosen on a blend of academic, cricketing, sportsmanship, community, community service, presentation, personal and social skills.
Contact: Karen Mewes on events@bradman.com.au

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

Work Experience with Fire & Rescue NSW
Career Choice: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Work Experience at Fire & Rescue NSW provides school students in Years 10 to 12 the opportunity to develop industry-specific and generic work skills in an authentic work environment at the State Training College, Alexandria. The practical program covers the roles of Fire & Rescue NSW and its firefighters. Through this program, school students gain insight into the organisation and develop employment related skills to enhance their vocational education. The program is offered weekly during school terms. Please see me for details if you are interested.

William Blue College of Hospitality Management
Career Choice: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
William Blue College of Hospitality Management: Upcoming Events. If you are thinking of this as a career, Day in the Life Events are a great way to find out what is involved in this career and see what the college is like during the school holidays: Tue 15th April, 2nd July, 8th July, and 23rd September at their North Sydney Campus. Contact: enquiries@williamblue.edu.au or 1300 851 237.

For more information, visit www.williamblue.edu.au/about-william-blue/upcoming-events

Raffles College of Design & Commerce: July Schoo
Private Colleges: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Raffles College of Design and Commerce: July School Holiday Workshops. Mon 7th to Thu 10th July, Raffles College of Design and Commerce, 99 Mount Street, North Sydney. These workshops are for students in Year 10-12 who are interested in a creative design career. Workshops cover the topics of commerce, digital media, fashion, graphics, interiors & photography. This is a great opportunity to find out about possible careers and Raffles itself. Contact: contact@raffles.edu.au or 9922 4278.

For more information, visit www.raffles.edu.au/workshops

Coco Republic Design School: Upcoming Masterclasse
Career Choice: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Coco Republic Design Studio, 24 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria. Coco Republic Design School offers a range of masterclasses for people who are interested in getting involved in drawing & illustration, and interior design.
Drawing & Illustration: Sat 12th April. The Outdoor Space: Sat 10th May Contact: designschool@cocorepublic.com.au or 1300 323 171.

For more information, visit www.cocorepublic.com.au/design-school/start-learning/on-campus-courses/on-campus-masterclasse

Nursing Expo
Career Choice: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian College of Nursing: NSW Expo 2014 Sat 10th May, Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney. These expos aim to promote recruitment into Nursing and Midwifery. Students can hear from a range of educational institutions, healthcare providers, nursing groups, and more. Put the date in your planner.

For more information, visit www.acn.edu.au/expo_nsw_2014

Pre-Apprenticeship Course Finder
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service Pre-Apprenticeship Course Finder-The ‘PCF’ now has a default home screen to search courses by state and territory. This allows students to quickly identify what State or Territory has 'active' courses available, which are then categorized by broad industry groups. Once an industry group is selected, students can then narrow the search by selecting your 'Region' to find active local courses.

For more information, visit www.aapathways.com.au/Search/Preapprenticeships/Courses-by-State-and-Territory

Exercise/Sport Science in demand at Newcastle Uni
Universities: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the Central Coast campus continues to have strong demand with offers up 15 per cent in 2014 compared to 2013. More than 1,400 prospective undergraduate students received offers to study at the University of Newcastle (UON) Central Coast in 2014. Find out more about the Exercise and Sport Science degree offered at the Central Coast campus.

For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-exercise-and-sport-science/why-study-with-us

Volunteer Opportunity in Cambodia
Gap year: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
This is for students who want to spend 2 or 4 weeks during January 2015. Volunteers will be working on teaching projects in rural schools. This project is intended for school leavers who want to experience volunteering before starting university.
For more information, visit www.octours.com.au

Want to be an electrician?
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Career videos highlight pathways to success for apprentices - In a bid to boost apprenticeship numbers within the energy industry, Master Electricians Australia has launched a series of videos that give a behind the scenes look at career pathways in the industry. Titled ‘The Future Looks Bright’, the six videos feature real people in real jobs including apprentices, workers, business owners and CEOs. The Future Looks Bright videos are available online.
For more information, visit www.masterelectricians.com.au/brightfutures

UTS: New Courses 2014.
Universities: Posted 27-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Learn about the new UTS courses starting in 2014 in: Digital and Social Media, Creative Writing, and Cultural Studies (www.handbook.uts.edu.au/comm/ug/); Design in Landscape (www.handbook.uts.edu.au/dab/ug); and Creative Intelligence and Innovation (www.cii.uts.edu.au), the first of its kind in Australia.
For more information, visit www.uts.edu.au

Wednesday Periods 1 + 2 - if applying to uni
Universities: Posted 25-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Students who will be applying to go to university either next year or the year after in NSW or elsewhere are asked to go the hall after Mentor Groups for the Uni Roadshow presentation by several universities on what you need to know. This will go from 9.15 -10.30 and you will have a chance to collect information from the universities there and ask them questions.

Wednesday Periods 1 + 2 - if not going to uni
Career Choice: Posted 25-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Tomorrow (Wednesday) after Mentor Groups if you are one of the approx. 20 students who have indicated they are not applying to go to university please go to J1 where there will be a list of activities for you to investigate. Please bring your headphones as you will be the first senior class in northern NSW to be given access a new careers website. You will be given the login and password on Wednesday morning. You will be there in Periods 1 & 2.

Heading off to uni or college?
Universities: Posted 17-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are heading off this week or soon, best wishes for this stage of your life. Remember to get help sooner rather than later (with referencing, assignments, essays, where to find things, homesickness, changing courses). All the best.

Cricketers: male or female, who is attending Uni
Scholarships: Posted 17-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Bradman University Scholarship• $5,000 per annum• Up to 3 years. 2014 Applications for the Bradman Foundation University Scholarship for young players attending University is open till 28 February 2014. This scholarship is an outstanding opportunity for club players to obtain extra funds to assist with paying costs associated with education and playing cricket. It is a national scholarship worth $15,000 over three years. Each year the Bradman Foundation offers one Scholarship to an Australian University student. The emphasis on choosing a Bradman Scholar is placed on a blend of academic, sporting (cricket), sportsmanship, community service, presentation, personal and social skills. The applicant must be an Australian citizen attending an Australian University and is actively involved with a cricket club. Full information and application form for the Bradman Scholarship is available online. Applications close on 28 February 2014.

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

Scholarships for first year uni - still available
Scholarships: Posted 17-2-14 Deadline - No Deadline
I have been asked by one university to let students who are about to begin university that there are still some scholarships available to students commencing uni and many are for certain courses. Please check your uni website for scholarships and apply.

Still want to go to UTS but didn't get the ATAR?
Universities: Posted 22-1-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Enrol in a diploma this semester and, depending on the course you choose, you can FAST TRACK into the 2nd year* of a UTS degree!
For more information, visit www.insearch.edu.au/movie/

Preferences for next round of UAC offers close Thu
UAC: Posted 22-1-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have received an offer, accept it and if you change your preferences you may get another offer in the next round. Change your preferences for January Round 3 offers until midnight on Thu 23 Jan 2014. This applies if you missed out on getting an offer. You must see if there are any vacancies (V) in the course you want to get into though.

For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/offers/rounds/jan-feb.shtml

UAC Main Round Offers- IMPORTANT advice from UAC
UAC: Posted 14-1-14 Deadline - No Deadline
UAC sent this: Undergraduate Main Round offers are coming soon. Main Round offers will be released at 9pm on Thursday 16 January at www.uac.edu.au.Checking your offer Our UAC homepage will have clear access points for checking if you've received an offer. You'll need your UAC PIN and UAC application number to log in. Forgotten any of your details? Check our UAC application number and UAC PIN FAQ for instructions on retrieving your application number and PIN. Although we'll be using extra servers to cope with demand, please be patient when accessing your offer details as the high volume of users online at the time can make things slower. Cut-offs- We'll be publishing the cut-off for entry into each course on our website. The cut-off for a course shows you the minimum ATAR needed by the majority of Year 12 applicants. Bonus points and entry to courses with an ATAR below the cut-off- In some circumstances, an institution may allocate bonus points to a Year 12 applicant; for example, in recognition of the applicant's performance in a relevant HSC subject, because the applicant lives or attended school in an area defined by the institution, or as part of an Educational Access Scheme.
If you are allocated bonus points you may receive an offer to a course even though your ATAR is below the cut-off published on our website.Find out more about institution bonus points schemes by visiting our subject and regional bonuses pages. Accepting your offer- If you get an offer, there will be links to information about how and when to accept it. In most cases you'll have to accept online. Make sure you accept by the deadline or your offer will lapse. Accept my offer or wait for the next round? We recommend that you accept your offer; if you don't, you might lose your chance to study at university this year. You may not receive an offer in later rounds and if you don’t accept by the specified date, the offer will lapse and your position at university will be offered to someone else. Accepting your offer doesn't stop you from being considered in a later round. Just make sure that the course you really want to study is listed as your first preference. More offer rounds coming up- After the Main Round, institutions will make more offers in the January Round 3 at 9pm on Thursday 30 January, but only to courses that still have vacancies. A list of these vacancies will be published on UAC's website with the course cut-offs. There will be progressively smaller offer rounds in February for courses that start in the first half of the year. Offer rounds for courses starting in the second half of 2014 will then continue until July. Read our offers page for more information about UAC's offer rounds.
Changing your preferences for later rounds- In later offer rounds you will be considered for any of the preferences you have listed higher than the course for which you've already received an offer in the Main Round. If you want to be considered for lower preferences than the course you have been offered in the Main Round, you must remove the offered course from your preferences using Check & Change. If you receive an offer in a later round, you can either accept this offer and withdraw from your Main Round offer, or keep your Main Round offer and not accept the later offer. Some institutions may not be able to consider changes of preference or new applications submitted after the Main Round, particularly for courses that use additional selection criteria. Check the course descriptions in the course search before you apply or change preferences.Still time to apply for semester 1 courses- Although you won't be able to receive a Main Round offer, you can still apply for undergraduate study in 2014. But remember that only very limited places will be available for courses starting in semester 1 after Main Round offers are released. Check the UAC undergraduate website after the Main Round for details of courses with vacancies. Some applicants need to provide documents relating to their previous study – normally not Year 12 applicants. Make sure you can get hold of these documents easily as there won't be much time for semester 1 offer rounds if you apply now. Read our Applying FAQs to find out more about what information you'll need to apply.

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

ADFA LIVE Facebook Chat with cadets
Career Choice: Posted 14-1-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Are you currently thinking about joining the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) or just want to find out more? Chat with midshipmen and officer cadets to learn about their experiences, what life at ADFA is like and how they find balancing military training with their university degree. In the meantime, visit the website to find out more information. Thursday 27th February 6.30pm -8pm at: facebook.com/DefenceJobsAustralia

For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/Adfa/

TAFE New England courses and enrolments
TAFE: Posted 14-1-14 Deadline - No Deadline
I have attached a link to the new Training Directory, which encompasses all of TAFE New England. Most of the enrolments are able to be done online at www.tne.edu.au.
For more information, visit www.newengland.tafensw.edu.au/~/media/files/TNE%20Semester%201%202014%20Training%20Guide/TNE_

University of Western Sydney and UWS College
Universities: Posted 14-1-14 Deadline - No Deadline
UWSCollege is your Pathway to university if you did not get the ATAR needed to go there or receive an offer this week.
For more information, visit uwscollege.edu.au/

Apprenticeships and other jobs available now
Job vacancies: Posted 14-1-14 Deadline - No Deadline
In the Leader and on the Seek website, the following apprenticeships are available: welding, greenkeeper, vehicle body builder, chef/cook, fitter/machinist and HINO Dealership in TAMWORTH are looking for an enthusiastic individual seeking a formal Diesel Fitter Apprenticeship. Trainee process operator with Tamworth Council, ICT assistant at St Mary's College in Gunnedah, jobs with Safari Club etc. Please contact me if you want more details.

Festival jobs and casual/gap year jobs
Job vacancies: Posted 4-1-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Saturday's Leader has several jobs mentioned that may suit you.

Midnight Saturday deadline for UAC
UAC: Posted 4-1-14 Deadline - 4-1-14
Midnight deadline for UAC: Change your preferences for the Main Round by midnight on Sat 4 Jan. UAC Call Centre (02 9752 0200) will be open on Saturday 4 January from 9.00am to 4.00pm for phone enquires only.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

UAC advice
UAC: Posted 4-1-14 Deadline - 4-1-14
Best advice - put your dream courses first, second and third then courses with realistic ATARs 4-9 with the last preference being a very low ATAR to get you into the university system. You may get into courses that you don't think is possible with ATAR changes for 2014 and with bonus points for all sorts of reasons that you may not even be aware of that will increase your selection rank above your ATAR. Good luck. Remind your friends and let them know.

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