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NEW COURSES- Uni of Canberra: Pharmacy & Physio
Universities: Posted 12-3-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Bachelor of Pharmacy ATAR 80.0 and Bachelor of Physiotherapy ATAR 93.1. See me for details.

2014 UK Gap Year Program
Gap year: Posted 6-3-13 Deadline - No Deadline
UK Gap Year places students graduating Year 12 in 2013 in work placements in private schools throughout the UK in 2014. Applications close Tue 30th April.

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

CSIRO Work Experience Placements
Career Choice: Posted 6-3-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Work experience placements are available for high schools students around Australia interested in science in years 10, 11 and 12. Applications open March Fri 1st and close Sun 31st March. Please see me if you are interested.
For more information, visit www.csiro.au/org/Work-Experience-Overview

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management Scho
Private Colleges: Posted 6-3-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Career Focus Days- Career Focus Days are 3-4 day residential programs for students aged 16 and over who are considering the hospitality industry. Dates for 2013: Mon 22nd – Wed 24th April, Tue 16th – Fri 19th July, Tue 3rd – Fri 6th September, Tue 8th – Fri 11th October, and Tue 26th – Fri 29th November.

For more information, visit www.bluemountains.edu.au/programs/career-focus-days/

Health & Medicine Careers Forum at the hospital
Career Choice: Posted 5-3-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Are you are interested in: Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Medical Radiation Science, Medicine, Nutrition & Dietetics, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Psychology & Mental Health? Students will be taken to the forum to be held at Tamworth Hospital on Monday March 18th 12.30-2.30. Only those students whose names are on the list will attend. The list is in the Careers Room where you can put your name down to attend. Parents are also welcome to attend so let me know if your parents will be there.

Careers in Construction and Property Services
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Interested in a career in Architecture, Building, Contract Cleaning, Fire Protection, Pest Management, Real Estate, Security, Surveying and the Spatial Sciences, or Waste Management? The Construction & Property Services Industry Skills Council website has information on the industries and industry trends, events, news, group training, and women in the industry. There will be a tab specifically for career practitioners, and a wide range of resources including information sheets, videos, pathway charts, posters, and a list of individual success stories. The website will be updated on a regular basis as user feedback is received.
For more information, visit www.constructmycareer.com.au

Music Factory & HSC Prep Holiday Workshops
General: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
2nd to 4th July 2013 - Music Factory - This 3 day workshop offers informative and entertaining workshops and masterclasses with industry professional musicians. Music Factory is a great opportunity for all high school students to develop their technical skills, ensemble performance and valuable repertoire knowledge. HSC Prep Workshop - These 3 half-day workshops offer study tips and advice from HSC Markers and industry professionals covering Performance, Composition and Musicology. Get valuable feedback and information on how to prepare for written and practical HSC exams. Both workshops are an opportunity for students to collaborate with like-minded musicians and hone in on their performance skills. Visit www.aim.edu.au for more information or call Jemma on 02 9219 5444.
For more information, visit www.aim.edu.au

Scholarships for students wanting to be a teacher
Scholarships: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
The NSW Department of Education and Communities offers scholarships for students to study to become teachers in areas where the greatest needs exist. To receive updates on our programs, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teachnsw
For more information, visit www.teach.nsw.edu.au for more information

A Career in Radiation Oncology
Career Choice: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
A Career in Radiation Oncology is an exciting and technology focused career that includes the specialities of radiation oncologists, radiation therapists and radiation oncology medical physicists. Resource materials have been developed including a video, brochure, website and presentation.
For more information, visit www.acareerinradiationoncology.com.au

RAFFLES NEW SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS FOR 2013
Private Colleges: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Do you fancy learning how to up your social media presence? Want to become a fashion designer? A 3D animator? Or is number-crunching more their style? Finding out what career path to choose, just got a whole lot easier! High school students interested in a career in design or commerce should consider attending Raffles College school holiday workshops which will be held regularly throughout the year at Raffles dynamic North Sydney campus. Dates for 2013: 15 April – 26 April, 1 July – 12 July, 23 Sept – 4 Oct. Choose from a cross-section of disciplines, including, fashion illustration, graphic design, 3D animation, multimedia design, interior design, photography and commerce/marketing-related intensives. Alternatively, for your students’ convenience, 1 day, 2 day or 4 day workshops can be organised on site at your high school. For further information, careers advisers or teachers should contact: Marketing Director Robert De Gioanni Tel: (02) 9922 4278
For more information, visit www.raffles.edu.au

Guest Speaker Monday Hospitality and Event Mgt
Career Choice: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Kenvale College will be here in the Av Room at 12.45 to discuss courses and scholarship options for Year11 and 12 students interested in careers in hospitality and event management.

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

Smartphone Apps to Help with Studying
HSC: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Check this out.


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

10 Step plan to your First job
General: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
The ACTU website offers a good reference list to help students organize themselves for their first job.

For more information, visit www.worksite.actu.org.au/new-stuff/10-step-plan-to-your-first-job-plus-one-extra-step.aspx

Tutors Worldwide
Gap year: Posted 27-2-13 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 11 April

For more information, visit www.tutorsworldwide.org/

Hands On Engineering and IT at UTS - for girls
UAC: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Fri 5th April (Year 11& 12) and Fri 6th August (Year 10)
Tower Building, UTS Broadway. Female students can find out about Engineering & IT at UTS while experiencing studies, practice and research at UTS. Registrations due by Fri 22nd March. Contact: Karen Belista - Karenmay.Belista@uts.edu.au or (02) 9514 2602.

For more information, visit utswomeninengineeringandit.blogspot.com.au/p/wie-hands-on-days_01.html

Arty? Coco Republic Design School Masterclasses
Career Choice: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Drawing & Illustration – Sat 13th April & Sat 3rd August, 10am to 3:30pm. The Outdoor Space – Sat 27th April, 10am to 3:30pm. Colour for Interiors – Sat 27th July, 10am to 3:30pm. All masterclasses will be held at CR Design Studio, 24 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria.


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

Australian National College of Beauty Day of Beaut
Career Choice: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Sat 11th May, 10am to 4pm. ANCB Pyrmont Campus, 235 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont. The workshop costs $50 and includes equipment and lunch.Contact: 1300 885 385.


For more information, visit www.ancb.edu.au/about-the-college/open-days-events/sydney-beauty-workshop.html

Join the army for one year
Gap year: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Try before you buy in your gap year. Find out more online.
For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/army/oneyearroles/

Join the army for one year
Gap year: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
One Year Jobs Program -replaces Gap Year program
For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/army/oneyearroles/

William Blue College of Hospitality Management Inf
Open Days: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Tue 30th April, 6:30pm 171 Pacific Highway, Northpoint Building, North Sydney. Registrations are required and can be done online.

For more information, visit www.williamblue.edu.au/news/william-blue-information-evening-tuesday-30th-april-2013

Australian National College of Beauty Open Day
Open Days: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Sat 27th April, 10am to 1pm.ANCB Pyrmont Campus, 235 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont. Registrations are essential and can be made online or via the phone number listed below. Contact: 1300 885 385

For more information, visit www.ancb.edu.au/about-the-college/open-days-events/sydney-open-day.html

Sydney Film School Open Day Sat 13th April, 2pm
Open Days: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
RSVPs are essential and can be sent to iferris@sydneyfilmschool.com

For more information, visit www.sydneyfilmschool.com/school/important-dates/open-day.aspx

DFAT Indigenous Cadetship Program
Career Choice: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade offers an opportunity for Indigenous students studying their first degree to receive valuable work experience and a good income whilst at university.

For more information, visit www.dfat.gov.au/jobs/cadetship/

Health Careers Forum Monday 18th March
Career Choice: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Put your name down to attend if you are interested in: Speech Pathology Occupational Therapy Medical Radiation Science Medicine Nutrition & Dietetics Nursing Physiotherapy Pharmacy Psychology & Mental Health. Only those students whose names are on the list will attend. The list is in the Careers Room.

Any one interested in journalism?
Career Choice: Posted 27-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you would like to hear a talk by ex student Anna Henderson who is working as a reporter for the ABC in Canberra, please see me for details. Cost is $15 for students and will be held on Friday March 8th.

Want an apprenticeship or traineeship after schoo?
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 22-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Come to a presentation and hear a guest speaker on Tuesday in the PAC at 12.50- 1.10. This is for both males and females and will cover a lot of different careers - from traditional trades (plumbing, hairdressing etc) to office/business traineeships. Find out where the skill shortages are, what can you do to improve your chances of getting the job you want and Hear about work experience. You may bring your lunch.

For more information, visit mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/careers/work-experience/

Important Dates and Events for 2013
General: Posted 19-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Please find this attached.
Yearly overview for Year 12 2013.docx

Year 12 Career Survey?
Career Choice: Posted 19-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have not filled this in or have not handed it in to me, please do so this week. Thank you.

2012 HSC Examination Papers Now Online
HSC: Posted 19-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Most HSC Exam Papers from 2012 are online on the Board of Studies website. Some exam papers also have marking guidelines and sample answers, with further papers, marking guidelines, sample answers and notes from the marking centre to be added in the future.

For more information, visit news.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/index.cfm/2013/2/11/2012-HSC-examination-papers-now-online

Gap Year: Lattitude 2014 Applications open
Gap year: Posted 19-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications are open for Lattitude’s 2014 volunteer placements. A number of opportunities are available in many locations throughout the world. Applications close Fri June 21

For more information, visit www.lattitude.org.au/

NSW Police Academy Open Day
Career Choice: Posted 19-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Sun 24th February, 10am to 3pm. NSW Police Academy, McDermott Drive, Goulburn. Students will have the opportunity to meet and talk with local police officers, lecturers, and officers from specialist commands such as Highway Patrol and Mounted Police.Tours of the Academy will also be available and there will be chances to watch physical fitness and officer survival demonstrations. For more information call 1800 222 122.

For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/study/arts-courses/policing/career-days

Defence Forces visit - Thursday lunchtime
General: Posted 19-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are interested in the army, navy or airforce - officer, trades (apprenticeships), general entry or being paid through university please go to A1 at 12.45 with your lunch on Thursday.
For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au

University Roadshow - Wed 20th Feb
Universities: Posted 19-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be held in the hall at 9.30 tomorrow. Please go to English in Period 1 and then move to the hall at 9.25 if you are definitely or possibly going to university. If you are not, please go to the AV Room.


Year 12 Careers on Facebook
General: Posted 13-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Like this page to get reminders of guest speakers, deadlines and excursions. I DO NOT get to see any student Facebook pages. I only send quick important reminders.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/pages/Careers-at-McCarthy-Yr-12-2013/

Year 12 2013 - early entry schemes and gap year
Universities: Posted 13-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Welcome. The first Careers Lunchtime talk will be on Friday in the PAC at 12.50 for students thinking of university study on these 2 topics.

Year 12 2012 - message from Mrs Stuart
General: Posted 6-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Mrs Stuart is doing a POST SCHOOL DESTINATIONS Survey. She would like you to email her and let her know if this year you are number at: 1) University- what uni and which course you are going to be doing (includes deferred students) or 2) TAFE or 3) in theWorkforce or 4) Private College or 5) Other (travel???). If you have deferred university, let her know the uni details and what you are doing in your gap year. Let others in your year know please: sstuart@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au
For more information, visit sstuart@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au

Unsure or need advice on your options?
General: Posted 17-1-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are among the disappointed students who did not receive an offer to university or to the university who wished to attend, you can look at the ATAR cut-offs, see which courses still have vacancies (noted by a V beside them in the Herald or Telegraph newspaper) and change your preferences for the late and final round of offers. Cick below for details. If your ATAR means, that university is not an option, there are plenty of alternatives around. Please email me (careers@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au)if you would like advice or suggestions on options for you.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/documents/atar/2013-main-cutoffs.pdf

Congratulations on university offers
Universities: Posted 17-1-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Congratulations if you were one of our many students who have received university offers. Please make sure you follow instructions from the university to accept or defer. A word of advice - keep all your paperwork together and don't lose it!!

TAFE course in 2013?
TAFE: Posted 6-1-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have decided that one of the over 1200 TAFE courses in NSW is what you want to do or to investigate what is available, you should check them out. You can visit the main website or look at what is available in Tamworth (use link)or Newcastle or Coffs or whereever you want to go. Different enrolment procedures apply at each TAFE so the sooner you start looking, the better it will be. ATARs are not required, some will need interviews or portfolios etc. TAFE courses can lead to great careers or be a stepping stone to uni. Your choice.
For more information, visit www.newengland.tafensw.edu.au/~/media/files/Campus_Brochures_Semester_1_2013/Tamworth.ashx

Jobs jobs jobs
Job vacancies: Posted 6-1-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Saturday's Leader had quite a few apprenticeships, traineeships, casual festival jobs, fulltime jobs and some suitable for gap year students. Check it out.

Use TAFE and private colleges as a pathway to uni
Universities: Posted 2-1-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you don't think you will get into uni based on your ATAR, and still want to go to university consider doing some Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses. Use these to apply to go to uni in 2014. Some universities have credit transfers programs from certain TAFE and college courses. This does not apply to ALL courses so contact me for details. Other private colleges have special agreements that will see you get straight into university after completing courses at the college. There are a wide range of course and careers that these apply to so please contact me if you want information.

Uni advice days - Jan 3
Universities: Posted 2-1-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Most universities will have open days on Thursday Jan 3rd to help students decide on final preferences. This includes most Sydney universities, UOWollongong, Notre Dame, Newcastle etc. Visit the websites to find out times. If you cannot visit them in person, ring up to get advice if you want this or to discuss alternative pathways. Details here.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/institutions/

Deadline for changing preference is midnight Jan 4
UAC: Posted 2-1-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Whatever course you want to get into during the Main Round offers must be your first preference by midnight Friday Jan 4. If you want to change preferences, you must do it by then. Advice from UAC is put your dream course as your first preference and then include courses more aligned to your ATAR (based on what this year's ATAR was which is the best guide we have) to have realistic chances of getting into uni - either at the uni you want or into a similar course at a different uni.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/

HSC results - now the ATAR.
UAC: Posted 19-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Relieved? Disappointed? Regrets? Pleased? Thrilled? Mixed feelings? Please remember that your ATAR is NOT the average of your HSC marks. You would need have received mainly Band 4s and above to get the ATAR needed for most uni courses. HSC results in the 70s will NOT mean an ATAR in the 70s. If you want to go to uni, but are disappointed with your ATAR or can't see how you can get into your desired course or want to see how bonus ATARs points change your selection rank for different uni's and courses, please ring the school, email me or ring/text my mobile (0422600014) to arrange a time to talk about your options either on your own or with a parent too. Ask a parent to ring me if you prefer. I cannot help you if I do not know you need advice because the school is not advised of your ATAR. Fingers crossed for good news for you.

HSC results and ATARs
HSC: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Good luck to all Year 12s. Remember to contact the school to celebrate and share your good news or to see advice on possible options and courses of action if your ATAR is lower than hoped for or expected. I know of many alternative pathways to uni depending on what course and where you want to go. Please contact me at school or via my email anytime in the next few weeks. All the best.
For more information, visit careers@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au

2012 HSC results - Good luck
HSC: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
This year HSC results will be available online, by SMS and telephone from 6.00 am, Wednesday, 19 December. To access results online visit one of the results websites: www.hsc-results.nsw.edu.au OR www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au 2.Enter your student number and HSC PIN. Not your UAC PIN.

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

Get your HSC results on your mobile SMS
HSC: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
To register to receive your HSC results via SMS:1.Visit Students Online2.Enter your student number and HSC PIN 3.Click on "My Details" 4.Click on "Personal Details" 5.Enter your mobile number (Australian mobile numbers only) 6.Tick the "Results by SMS register" box. Uncheck at any time to unregister if you change your mind. Update your mobile number if necessary. SMS registration closes midnight Tuesday, 18 December 2012. From 6 am Wednesday, 19 December 2012, results can be obtained via SMS by texting your student number, followed by a space, followed by your HSC PIN to 0427 555 999

For more information, visit studentsonline.bos.nsw.edu.au/

Environmental Careers Guide
Career Choice: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
An essential guide showcasing the environmental career opportunities, varied pathways and levels of education required to work in the environmental industry.

For more information, visit www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=hjjh0e7h8qz1

Fight Choreography and Stunt Fighting Masterclass
General: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Something different: Tue 22nd and Wed 23rd January, 10am to 4pm. Powerhouse Youth Theatre, 19 Harris Street, Fairfield.
Kyle Rowling will be leading a Fight Choreography and Stunt Fighting for Stage and Screen Masterclass during the summer school holidays. The masterclass will show performers clever tricks and techniques for developing safe and convincing fight sequences and choreography. The masterclass costs $50 or $40 for returning PYT Ensemble Members, and it is suitable for people aged 16 to 20 years old. For more information or to book contact Danielle@pyt.com.au or (02) 9724 6077

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/446806842033706/

Apprentice butcher needed now for immediate start
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you or someone you know is interested, please contact me at school via email or phone.

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