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RASF Community Futures Grant
Scholarships: Posted 9-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is offering up to $25,000 in funding for a community project between a young person and a community partner. To apply applicants must identify a need or issue in their local community and partner with a community organisation to create a project to address this need. Applicants must also be aged 35 years or under.For more information contact the RAS Foundation on foundation@rasf.org.au or call (02) 9704 1232.

For more information, visit www.rasnsw.com.au/832.htm

Academy Hospitality Australia: Online RSA & RCG Co
Career Choice: Posted 9-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
The Academy Hospitality Australia is a certified Registered Training Organisation and can deliver the Responsible Service of Alcohol and Responsible Conduct of Gambling courses required for working in licensed premises in the NSW. AHA delivers these courses online which allows you to undertake the courses wherever there is internet access. For more information call (07) 3801 4149.

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

Actors College of Theatre & Television: 2014 Schol
Scholarships: Posted 9-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
This scholarship provides a full scholarship for up to two years full-time study in the Advanced Diploma of Arts in Stage & Screen Acting at ACTT for 2014. Applicants are required to perform monologues in front of a panel, take part in an interview, submit a short written application and perform in front of the scholarship panel. For more information contact info@actt.edu.au or contact (02) 9213 4500.

For more information, visit www.actt.edu.au/admissions/scholarships/

JMC Academy Open Day 2014Fri 31st January, 10:30am
Open Days: Posted 9-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
561 Harris Street, Ultimo. Find out more about studying at JMC Academy at this open day. Students can take campus tours, talk with current students & lectures, and more. Registrations are required. Contact: 1300 410 311.

For more information, visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au/News/2014-01-31/REGISTER-FOR-OUR-NEXT-OPEN-DAY-2-14.cfm

SAE Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 9-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Scholarship applications close Fri 14 February 2014
There are a range of scholarships available for commencing students, including: creative development scholarship, creative vision scholarship, creative Indigenous scholarship, and creative visitor scholarship.

For more information, visit sae.edu.au/admissions/scholarships/

Studying Law at ACU
Career Choice: Posted 9-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
A YouTube video about what it’s like to study law at ACU. The video includes interviews with students.

For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1O0A_XXFXk

Uni of Melbourne Interstate/Outside Melbourne Live
Universities: Posted 9-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Staff will be available to answer questions and speak to students from interstate or outside of Melbourne who are looking for more information about studying at Melbourne every Thursday from 2:00pm – 6:00pm AEST online, over the phone or via email. The chat aims to help students with entry requirements, how to apply, what it’s like living in Melbourne, support services for students, housing and accommodation advice and scholarships.For more information and to participate in a live chat, visit this address.

For more information, visit futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/contact/domestic/live-chat

Charles Sturt Uni: Improved Campus in Port Macquar
Universities: Posted 9-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
A development application for work at CSU’s Port Macquarie campus was approved this week which would allow for a boost in student numbers and a wider range of courses to be offered. By 2015 CSU will welcome students into Education and Communications, Creative Industries & more Social Science courses. The campus will also get two medical imaging laboratories with advanced x-ray equipment and image viewing stations. Work is due to complete on the campus in late February 2014.

For more information, visit news.csu.edu.au/director/regionalnews.cfm?itemID=A2454C19C13B60FE91A48F0813A1BA95

Australian National University: Guaranteed Entry
Universities: Posted 9-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Requirements for UAC Main Round Offers 2014. The Australian National University has released the guaranteed entry requirements for UAC main round offers in 2014. Students who achieve at least the ATAR’s listed will be guaranteed entry into that course at ANU.

For more information, visit preference.anu.edu.au/entry-req.php

University of Notre Dame Australia: Course Informa
Universities: Posted 9-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Fri 3rd January, 9am to 3pm 104 Broadway, Ultimo. Find out more about the courses on offer at Notre Dame University. Meet academic staff, talk to students, take a campus tour and more.

For more information, visit www.nd.edu.au/events/sydney/event-course-information-day

Job - pharmacy traineeship
Job vacancies: Posted 4-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
I have been contacted about a pharmacy traineeship for a school leaver to start in Dec or January. A local pharmacy has a full time job for a school leaver who wishes to work full time. This is NOT for a student wanting a gap year job. Email me or ring me at school to find out where and how to apply.

Jobs -Childcare traineeship in Tamworth
Job vacancies: Posted 4-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are 18 and want to work with young children, you will receive a Cert III as part of this year long full time job. Contact me for how to apply and where to take your resume.

Heavy vehicle apprenticeship at Careys
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 3-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
See the Leader.

Early entry offers deadline is MIDNIGHT UAC + QTAC
Early Entry schemes: Posted 3-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Today is the last day for students to change their UAC preference (to make their Early Entry offer number one), to ensure they get made an offer in the early round on Thursday the 5th of December. Friday the 5th of December is the final day for preference changes for QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre), to ensure they get made an offer in the early round on Thursday the 12th of December.

Pre-Law Pathway if you don't get the ATAR
Universities: Posted 2-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
The Pre-Law Pathway at Macquarie University is designed for those students who just missed out on admission to a law program. Admission to the Pre-Law Pathway allows students in non-law degrees to undertake introductory law units as a pathway to enter a law degree. The ATAR required to enter the Pre-Law Pathway in 2014 is 93. If accepted into this pathway, students may study law units in their first year, and upon successful completion, move into the full law program in their second year.
For more information, visit law.mq.edu.au/future_students/undergraduate_law_programs/new_pathways_into_law/

5 BONUS Points and Scholarships at Macquarie Uni
Universities: Posted 2-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Macquarie University offers students from McCarthy 5 bonus points to be added automatically to your ATAR to improve your selection rank and is the only Sydney university to offer us bonus points for being regional students. Macquarie also awards over $2 million in scholarships each year for future and current students. These recognise a range of factors from social inclusion and equity, to financial need, academic excellence and sporting achievement. This year Macquarie has introduced the PACE Scholarship. With PACE, Macquarie students put their academic learning into practice by working on real world projects while developing valuable career skills and networks with one of our 400+ PACE partners in the business, government and community sectors. The PACE scholarship is valued at $1000 a year for three years and current school leavers need a minimum ATAR of 93 to apply.
For more information, visit mq.edu.au/future_students/undergraduate/scholarships/

Macquarie University Guaranteed Entry program
Universities: Posted 2-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Macquarie has also recently introduced a Guaranteed Entry Program. If students meet or exceed the published ATAR for the degrees listed in our Guaranteed Entry Program, they simply put that degree as their first preference before the UAC main round closes at midnight 4 January 2014.This means that as soon as students receive their ATAR, they'll know whether they’re guaranteed a place in their chosen Macquarie degree.
For more information, visit mq.edu.au/graduate-advantage

Macquarie University Early Entry - a bit different
Early Entry schemes: Posted 2-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Early Admissions -Macquarie has recently introduced an Early Entry Program. If students list a participating Macquarie degree as their first preference by 1 January 2014, they could receive an early offer through our Early Entry Program. There's no need to register or apply for an Early Offer at Macquarie. Offers will be based on HSC performance bands in subjects that relate to their chosen degree and are made on 3 January 2014 prior to the main round.

For more information, visit mq.edu.au/admission-advantage

Early entry - unsuccessful applications? Options?
Early Entry schemes: Posted 2-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Not all students who are apply to the early entry schemes at various university are successful. Sometimes the staff here are surprised given our recommendations but ultimately it is up to the universities based on their quotas of places set aside plus your academic record and other activities. Wait until your get your ATAR and hopefully you will get into a course you want to do. If not, then you see me on the last Thursday and Friday of term and I can show you the range of options available based on what you want to do.

Juggling early entry offers - be careful #####
UAC: Posted 2-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you were fortunate enough to receive more than one early entry offer you MUST follow instructions to make the one you want to do MOST your number one preference by midnight Tuesday 9.30 to convert the offer into a confirmed December Round actual offer from UAC.

Lattitude Global Volunteering: Last Minute Availab
Gap year: Posted 1-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
There are still a small number of placements available for programs departing 2014. You can be a teacher in China or Fiji, a medical assistant in Japan, an Outdoor Activities Instructor in the UK and many more. For these placements applications must be submitted by Tuesday 10th December 2013.

For more information, visit www.lattitude.org.au/index.php?nodeId=164

General: Posted 1-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
This website gives school leavers with advice, information and resources that will help them with the transition from secondary school. The first edition of the magazine includes information on finances, resumes & advice for parents about how to support their students through end-of-year exams.

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

University of Canberra Career Finder App
Career Choice: Posted 1-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
The UC Career Finder App for iPhone and Android helps students find a career aligned with their interests and shows them how to get there. The application includes quizzes to find out about careers and courses at University of Canberra, a social network based around University of Canberra, and the ability to book a tour of the campus at any time.

For more information, visit www.canberra.edu.au/careerfinderapp

National Parks & Wildlife Service: Field Officer T
Job vacancies: Posted 1-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Following the recent announcement that 100 traineeships would be created for field officers on the front line in national parks across NSW, expressions of interest are being sought for people interested in undertaking a traineeship. Field officers ensure that the public have access to high-quality, safe recreational facilities through NSW’s national parks. Contact: Lisa May on (02) 9585 6900 or lisa.may@environment.nsw.gov.au

For more information, visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au/jobs/FOtraineeships.htm

Australian Pacific Travel & Tourism
Private Colleges: Posted 1-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian Pacific Travel & Tourism 100 Ebley Street, Bondi Junction. APTT is a Registered Training Organisation that offers courses, traineeships & work experience in the tourism industry. Contact: (02) 9387 4230 or info@aptt.edu.au

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

QANTM College: Sydney Campus Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 1-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Sat 7th December, 10am to 2pm. SAE Sydney Campus, 55-57 Wentworth Ave, Sydney & Level 2 74-78 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills Students can learn more about the courses, facilities & staff at QANTM College in Sydney. Their courses cover Audio Production, Film Production, Games Development, Animation, Design or Web & Mobile.

For more information, visit sae.edu.au/news-and-events/events/sydney-campus-open-day/?date=2013-12-07

Pre-Apprenticeship Test
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 1-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Thinking about a career as a tradesperson, health worker or in retail? This is a link to Maths and English aptitude tests which show you the entry levels expected for different industry areas.

For more information, visit www.ulmitb.com.au/PreApprenticeshipPracticeTest/HomeState.do

ALink NSW - construction industry
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 1-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
This website provides information about the building and construction industry in Australia. People interested in the industry can find out more information about how to get ahead in the industry.

For more information, visit www.alinknsw.org.au

University of Wollongong: Options Day
Universities: Posted 1-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Fri 3rd January, 9am to 2pm. University Hall, Wollongong
Hear from academic staff & representatives from UOW, UOW College & TAFE about how to choose the right courses at the University of Wollongong. This is the last chance for interested students to talk to UOW staff before preferences close on Sat 4th January.

For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/future/optionsday/index.html

Charles Sturt University Science Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 1-12-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close Sun 23rd Feb, 10pm. Charles Sturt University has scholarships available to applicants starting study at CSU in 2014 with an ATAR of 80 or above. Scholarships target a range of courses, including the Bachelor of Medical Science, Computer Science, and more. The scholarships award successful applicants with $4,000 per year for up to four years.

For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/student/science/

Building/construction/carpentry apprenticeship??
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 29-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
School leavers interested in a building/construction/carpentry apprenticeship: TAFE New England – Tamworth Campus are offering a short course in Carpentry. The course has been designed to cater for students who are leaving, or considering leaving school and who may be interested in an apprenticeship in the building industry. The building industry is currently in high demand and TAFE have had a number of enquiries from local Tamworth builders seeking apprentices. Therefore, TAFE are providing students with an introduction to the carpentry trade in an effort to prepare them for potential employment opportunities over the vacation period and possibly a formal apprenticeship. The course is funded by State Training Services therefore no enrolment fee applies. Places are limited and TAFE are seeking keen and enthusiastic students who are genuinely interested in the building industry trades. Start date: Monday 2 December 2013 so you need to move NOW - TODAY. Attendance timetable: Mon/Tue/Wed - 2/3/4 Dec. Mon/Tue/Wed - 9/10/11 Dec. 8:30am – 4pm daily (including 30 minute lunch break). PPCE requirements: Safety boots (Steel cap not mandatory). Tools/equipment: All tools and equipment will be provided. Pass this to anyone you know who may be interested. Ring Grant Bowden, Head Teacher Building and Construction on 0428 523 461 or email him today at: grant.bowden@det.nsw.edu.au

UNE Early Entry Outcomes Released
UAC: Posted 29-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Early Entry outcomes have been released to both successful and unsuccessful applicants. Students were notified of this via email last Friday. Hard copy letters will be sent out this week. If a student has not received notice, please ask them to double check their email address they provided – it may have been a mix up when entered in the system. Otherwise, give me a call and I can let know the result and who to contact at UNE. If you make the desired course your first preference by December 3rd, you will receive a December Round offer on Thursday 5th December from UAC.

Academy of Interactive Entertainment- Game Develop
Private Colleges: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Online Open Day Saturday November 30th. Discover the skills needed to become a Game Developer or VFX Artist. Access to industry training is accessible no matter you location. Students can join the Online Open Day from home; no need to catch the train, bus or even drive. AIE offers Certificate II through to Advanced Diploma courses online. Find out how studying 3D Animation or Programming can count towards completing a student’s HSC. To register visit the website
For more information, visit www.aie.edu.au/online-events

Flight Centre Travel Academy:travel/tourismcareers
Private Colleges: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Flight Centre Travel Academy provide national qualifications for the travel industry. Regular information session are run. Contact them to find out more information about the courses they provide and how students can break into the Tourism Industry. 1300 369 694 Level 9 234 Sussex St Sydney 2000

For more information, visit https://fctravelacademy.com/

Second chance entry to UONewcastle
Universities: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
You can investigate Newstep and Yapug programs if you do not get the ATAR needed to into Newcastle Uni. I have brochures on these options.

Bachelor of Visual Arts at SCA, Sydney University
Universities: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
There have been changes to the degree which offers 6 majors: sculpture (inc ceramics and class), painting, printmedia, photmedia, screen artss and jewellery.
For more information, visit www.sydney.edu.au/sca

Still deciding on which courses and universities?
Universities: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Come in and have a look at the Good Universities Guide 2014 which gives feedback from graduates as to how they liked the course, the lecturers, how many are still looking for a job, how hard it is to get in, detailed statistics on each university etc.

HSC results in the mail
HSC: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
HSC credentials will arrive in the mail on Tuesday, 14 January 2014. Please check your postal address is correct in My Details to ensure they are sent to the right place.

For more information, visit studentsonline.bos.nsw.edu.au/go/login/&returnURL=studentdetails/

Get your HSC results online: student no. & BOS PIN
HSC: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
HSC results will be available online and by SMS the morning of Wednesday, 18 December 2013. The HSC Inquiry Centre hotline will also open followed shortly after by other HSC results services.Visit one of the following websites by copying and pasting the addresses. Enter your Student Number and Students Online PIN:www.hscresults.nsw.edu.au OR www.hsc-results.nsw.edu.au OR

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

Accessing your HSC results via SMS - register now
HSC: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
SMS:Register to receive your results by SMS in Personal details in My Details by 11.59pm Tuesday 17 December. Alternatively, from 6am Wednesday 18 December, get your results by SMS by texting your Student Number, followed by a space, followed by your Students Online PIN to 0447 331 043. The SMS service (Australian mobile numbers only) will be charged by your mobile service provider, the standard price for a text message.

Aviation courses at Tamworth TAFE/airport
TAFE: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Courses in aeroskills, avionics, structures and mechanical.
For more information, visit www.aviskills.com.au

Tamworth TAFE courses in 2014
TAFE: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
These are finally available online.
For more information, visit www.newengland.tafensw.edu.au/Course/Course-Search-Results.aspx

Become a personal trainer
Career Choice: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Fit College is offering Cert III and IV courses.
For more information, visit www.fitcollege.edu.au/fitnesscourses/

National Institute of Fitness Career Profiles
Career Choice: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Ideal for anyone interested in a career in the fitness industry, this webpage contains a number of profiles on how to become a fitness professional and what attributes fitness and health organisations are looking for in potential employees.

For more information, visit www.fitness.edu.au/employment-partner-profiles

‘Get Ready for Uni’ Resource for Students with Dis
Universities: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
This website provides information for high school students with a disability who are planning on going to university. The site provides information about how to prepare for university and includes a range of tips, hints and links to further information.

For more information, visit pubsites.uws.edu.au/ndco/getready/

Hope & Hope Gap Year Volunteering in Asia
Gap year: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Hope & Home offers a range of programs for people interested in undertaking volunteering in Asia as part of their Gap Year. They run projects in Nepal which include volunteering with orphanages, teaching English, and volunteering with medical centers.

For more information, visit www.hopenhome.org

Casual & Part Time Jobs for 2013
Job vacancies: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Now is the time to start searching for casual and part time jobs that can complement tertiary studies or provide money for a Gap Year. Many retailers and fast food chains accept online applications and expressions of interest. Copy and paste these websites. Refer to the yellow Careers Book 2013 I gave you for resume advice.KFC: http://www.kfcjobs.com.au/ Coles: http://www.colescareers.com.au/ McDonalds: http://mcdonalds.com.au/#/careers Woolworths: http://www.wowcareers.com.au/wowcareers/woolworths/home/

Defence Jobs: Experience Life as an Engineer
Career Choice: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Defence Jobs: The Mentor – Experience Life as an Engineer in the ADF. Follow an engineer and experience what it's like to work in the Australian Defence Force. This online adventure takes you inside the Navy, Army and Air Force, where your duty will be to support missions from your mobile and computer.

For more information, visit https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/thementor/#about-the-mentor

Career as an airline pilot
Career Choice: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Hunter Valley Aviation based at Cessnock will be holidng an information session in Newcastle on Thursday 5th Dec 7-9pm. Flyers arrived in the mail. Contact me if you are interested.

John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 26-11-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close Fri 13th December, 2013. The John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in an approved course of study at or through an Australian tertiary institute, which is a prerequisite to admission as a legal practitioner in any Australian jurisdiction.

For more information, visit www.lawcouncil.asn.au/lawcouncil/index.php/about-the-law-council-of-australia/scholarships/jo

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