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Officer Selection Criteria in the Australian Defen
Career Choice: Posted 28-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
At the Officer Selection Board, the ADF look for the following qualities in candidates applying to join the Defence Force: • academic achievement• accepting criticism• conformity to rules• initiative• motivation towards the ADF• oral communication• performance under stress• perserverance• physical endurance• team-work• learning potential• leadership skills. For more information see me.

UNSW Scholarships Information Evening
Scholarships: Posted 28-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
UNSW sent this: On Wednesday June 20 2012 UNSW will host our annual Scholarships Information Evening. The purpose of the evening is to provide greater detail on the range of scholarships available at UNSW to year 11 and 12 students and their parents. The evening will consist of a general information session about scholarships at UNSW including the UNSW Co-op Program. The general information session will be followed by an opportunity for students and parents to speak to Scholarship Officers, Co-op Program staff and current students face to face. The evening will finish with rotating smaller talk/question breakout sessions.Please encourage your students to bring their Board of Studies Number or UAC number to the evening as we will be providing a space where students can register for online scholarship applications as well as reminders and updates. The event will be held in the Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW Kensington Campus, please clickherefor a detailed map of campus. Free parking will be made available to all attendees at the High Street Gate 11 car park after 5:30pm. Registrations are required and can be completed online here
For more information, visit www.whatson.unsw.edu.au/events/view/68/scholarships-information-evening

BONUS HSC POINTS - talk
HSC: Posted 28-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
On Wednesday at lunchtime there will be a talk on Bonus HSC points in the AV room at 12.50. If you want to know what the universities offer (ie which subjects, which courses, and how many bonus points you can get and what you need to do to get them) come along. Bring your lunch.

Careers in Agriculture Expo
Career Choice: Posted 28-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Any student who is considering a course or career based on agriculture (eg at uni, an apprenticeship with an agricultural machinery company, stock and station) but DOES NOT do Agriculture at school, please see Mrs Barrett about the Agricultural Careers Expo being held next week.





Names needed by Friday for Newcastle Uni trip
Universities: Posted 23-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
I need an idea of numbers so I can book a bus so please put your name down on the list in the library by the end of this week. Thank you.

Le Cordon Bleu Academy - if food is your passion
Private Colleges: Posted 23-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Courses in French cuisine, patisserie, and new ones in food and wine entrepeneurship as well as Gatronomic Tourism through a joint venture with Southern Cross Uni. See me for more info.
For more information, visit www.cordonbleu.com.au

UTS - extra course booklets have arrived.
Universities: Posted 23-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you missed out getting faculty booklets at their recent visit, UTS have sent lots of spares. See me to take whatever ones you want.
For more information, visit www.uts.edu.au

Bedford College for 2013 - accounting & childcare
Private Colleges: Posted 23-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Fast track your career and open pathways to uni, even if you do not get the ATAR needed for uni. Open Day: 15th Sep. Scholarships, vet fee help etc are all in the booklet that arrived today.
For more information, visit www.bedford.edu.au

Careers in Hotels and Hospitality
Career Choice: Posted 23-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Check out the website.
For more information, visit www.hotelcareersaustralia.com.au

QUT - courses and scholarships in 2013
Universities: Posted 23-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
A large folder of brochures has arrived. QUT has 2 campuses in Brisbane and one at Caboolture. See me to look through the folder.
For more information, visit www.qut.edu.au

Physio at Macquarie University in Sydney
Career Choice: Posted 23-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Do a relevant Bachelor degree anywhere and then do a Doctor of Physiotheraphy at Macquarie. This is an alternative pathway if you do not get the ATAR to get straight into Physio.
For more information, visit mq.edu.au/physiotheraphy/

UWS Careers Expo and HSC seminars
Career Choice: Posted 23-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Check out the posters and get one of the programs sent to me. Held at Homebush on June 21, 22, 23, 34.
For more information, visit www.westernsydneycareeerexpo.com.au

UNSW Computing Winter School- Computer engineering
Career Choice: Posted 23-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for details and application forms. They are open now.

Cultural Care Au Pair
Gap year: Posted 23-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Work in the USA with an American family after the HSC. New booklets have arrived.
For more information, visit www.culturalcare.com.au

Griffith Uni Guarantee
Universities: Posted 23-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you get an ATAR of 90+, you are guaranteed a place in most courses (some exceptions) from next year.
For more information, visit www.griffith.edu.au

Newcastle Uni app for future students
Universities: Posted 23-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Download this at the website listed.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students/news/2012/05-may/#mobile-app

Newcastle Uni Open Day 2012 - names please
Universities: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
THis will on the second last day of term. Cost: $35 approx. Leaving at 5am and back by 8pm. I need your name to make bus bookings please as we travel with other schools. See me asap and put your name on the list please.

Newcastle Uni Open Day 2012 - names please
Universities: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
THis will on the second last day of term. Cost: $35 approx. Leaving at 5am and back by 8pm. I need your name to make bus bookings please as we travel with other schools. See me asap and put your name on the list please.

UTS Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) co-op
Scholarships: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Get paid to study, with the expectation of a great job and a first-year professional salary well above the average.This is a fast-track course offered to high academic achievers who can demonstrate leadership potential. You will receive around $15,500 during each year of your studies - a total of around $46,500.Applicants must complete the UTS BIT application questionnaire as well as apply through UAC. The online form will be available in May 2012.
For more information, visit www.it.uts.edu.au/courses/scholarships/bit/index.html

UTS Bachelor of Accounting Coop Education Scholars
Scholarships: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Students will receive a scholarship valued at:$14,000 for the first year of the course; $14,500 for the second year of the course; and $ 7,500 for the first half of the third year of the course. The Bachelor of Accounting student scholarship terminates on June 30 in the third year of the program. However, by this time most (if not all) Bachelor of Accounting students will have been recruited for full-time employment starting the following year. Those students who receive and accept a job offer from any of our sponsor organisations will be rewarded with a Recruitment Incentive of $7,500 (i.e. equivalent to the value of a scholarship for the remaining 6 months of the course).Round 1 applications close on Friday 8 June 2012.Round 2 applications close on Friday 26 October 2012.Applicants must complete the online application form and apply through UAC.

For more information, visit www.business.uts.edu.au/bofacc/

PKF Cadet Program - Accounting
Career Choice: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
PKF offers ambitious graduates and school leavers a satisfying career with challenging and rewarding work within an established, major mid-tier firm.PKF cadets work full-time as trainee accountants and study part-time whilst getting paid.
Closing Date 24 June 2012.

For more information, visit www.pkf.com.au/careers/Graduate-and-Cadet-Programs

Moore Stephens Cadetships in Sydney & Western Sydn
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
We offer Cadetships to students who are completing their Year 12 studies and are planning to study a Commerce/Business degree with an Accounting major. Cadetships offer a fantastic opportunity to combine university studies in accounting with practical commercial work experience.Applications for the 2013 Cadetship Program will open on Monday 21 May 2012 and close on Friday 29 June 2012.

For more information, visit www.moorestephens.com.au/careers/students/cadetship-program.aspx

PwC Australia Trainee Program
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you're in your last year of high school or first year of university, our Trainee Program enables you to gain practical experience within one of our business areas – while completing a three year degree with one of your majors as either accounting or information technology.Applications for Canberra, Newcastle and Sydney are now open and close on 24th June 2012. Register for the Trainee Insight session
PwC Offices, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney 4:30pm – 6:30pm, 24 May 2012

For more information, visit www.pwc.com.au/careers/student/programs/trainee/index.htm

Ernst & Young Cadet Program - Accounting
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
As a cadet, you'll combine full-time work with part-time university studies. It takes drive and commitment, but we'll provide you with the support you need to succeed. You'll gain valuable experience working with clients and will be exposed to senior managers early so that you can learn from some of the best. You'll also benefit from the training and skills development we provide. And when you do graduate, the professional experience you'll have gained through the cadet program will place you head and shoulders above your peers.
Apply in Year 12 or in year one of your university degree.
Application opening date 21 May 2012, Application closing date 25 June 2012.

For more information, visit www.ey.com/AU/en/Careers/Students/Your-role-here/Students---Programs

Kenvale College Cooperative Education Scholarship
Private Colleges: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Open to most students who are accepted for admission to Kenvale College. The scholarship covers two thirds of the tuition fees (up to $11,700) for each year of study at the College.

For more information, visit www.kenvale.edu.au/Text/1251680918648-2712/uploadedFiles/1300331676113-6574.pdf

Kenvale College Cooperative Education Scholarship
Private Colleges: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Open to most students who are accepted for admission to Kenvale College. The scholarship covers two thirds of the tuition fees (up to $11,700) for each year of study at the College.

For more information, visit www.kenvale.edu.au/Text/1251680918648-2712/uploadedFiles/1300331676113-6574.pdf

TAFE Application Courses for Semester 2
TAFE: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
For most courses, you do not need to apply before enrolling. But for some TAFE NSW courses you'll need to submit an application before you are able to enrol. All Institutes (except North Coast) Applications close Friday 25 May North Coast Institute Applications close Friday 1 June

For more information, visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/enrol/appcourses.htm

Backstage Pass - at AIM
Private Colleges: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Students have an amazing opportunity to learn from and hone their musical skills with some of Australia’s leading music artists. Friday 25 May, 9:30am – 4:30pm Australian Institute of Music (AIM), 1-51 Foveaux St, Surry Hills Performance will take place on: Sunday 27 May, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Bayside Auditorium A Cost: $30.00 (covers morning tea and lunch on the day for all students/teachers/parents attending)

For more information, visit www.songsummit.com.au/backstage-pass/

Billy BLue - design
Private Colleges: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Day in the Life of a designer workshops dates 2012:Saturday 14th July Saturday 11th August Saturday 15th September Saturday 6th October. Contact info@billyblue.edu.au or call 1300 851 245

For more information, visit www.billyblue.edu.au/events/sydney-events/day-in-the-life-of-a-designer-workshops-sydney

Police and Psychology at CSU
Universities: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Charles Sturt University will be holding a MyDay Policing and Psychology event on Tuesday 19 June 2012 in Bathurst.This event is targeted at small groups of Year 11 and Year 12 students who may be considering study in the Policing, Justice Studies and Psychology fields. Please see me for further details of the event.How to register: Each student must complete a Student Registration Form from me. Please return the Student Registration Form to CSU by Monday 11 June 2012.
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au

Royal Military College Information Sessions
Career Choice: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Defence Force Recruiting Parramatta Level 4, 9 George Street, Parramatta On Wednesday 30th May 2012 3.00pm & Sydney On Wednesday 13th June 2012 – 6.30pm. Ask questions, discuss options and enquire about the recruitment process. For more information about the Royal Military College visit: www.defencejobs.gov.au To book your place at this info session call 13 19 01 or R.S.V.P. to Jordan on 02 8831-2243
For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au

Housing NSW HSC Youth Scholarship 2013
Scholarships: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The program assists eligible young people living in social housing or on the NSW Housing Register to complete their HSC or TAFE equivalent.Each scholarship is a one off payment of $2,000 which is administered by the school or TAFE College on behalf of the student. Applications for 2013 scholarships open on 18 June 2012.Email: youthscholarships@facs.nsw.gov.au or Telephone: 1300 468 746 (Housing NSW Contact Centre)

For more information, visit www.housing.nsw.gov.au/About+Us/Housing+NSW+HSC+Youth+Scholarship+2013.htm

Defence University Sponsorship
Scholarships: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The sponsorship is available to undergraduate or graduate students studying an accredited degree at any recognised university in Australia and provides the following benefits:a salary while studying HELP and student fees paid 18% superannuation contribution, a textbook allowance, subsidised accommodation, free health care (medical and dental), a rewarding career as an officer in the Navy, Army or Air Force. If you're an undergraduate, you must have completed one year of a three or four year degree or two years of a five or six year degree before being eligible for the sponsorship.

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

Whitehouse Institute of Design
Private Colleges: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Sydney Campus Open Days 22 - 23 June 2012, 10am - 4pm. Sydney Campus, 2 Short Street, Surry HillsT 02 9267 8799 Campus Tours will be running throughout the day. We also invite you to join them for a midday Fashion Parade. Please contact them to book in a school group or to schedule a campus tour at another time on 02 9267 8799. Design Beginnings Winter Foundation Workshops 2 - 6 July 2012, 10am - 3pm Sydney and Melbourne Campuses. These workshops are practical beginner programs that introduce concepts in design and teach skills that are required in different design industries and are suitable for secondary school and mature aged students. Design Beginnings Winter Advanced Workshops 9 - 13 July 2012, 10am - 3pm
Students build on the introductory workshop outcomes and are suitable for secondary school and mature aged students.

For more information, visit whitehouse-design.edu.au/courses/designafterhours.html

Tomago Aluminium 2013 Apprentice Intake
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Tomago Aluminium is one of the largest employers in the Hunter Region, with more than 1200 employees.Trade - Electrician / Mechanical Fitter. Applications close 3rd June 2012

For more information, visit www.tomago.com.au/careers/apprenticeships

Rio Tinto Coal NSW Apprenticeship opportunities
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
12 electrical and mechanical apprenticeships are available. You'll work on each of our three mine sites in the Hunter Valley to gain on-the-job experience, as well as a formalised training in your area of expertise, mining and safety. The selection process begins in July and is advertised in local papers and in online recruitment services. Visit www.novaskill.com.au for more information or to apply.

For more information, visit www.riotintocoalaustralia.com.au/careers/3856.asp

Ampcontrol Apprentice and Trainee Program
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The Ampcontrol Group is a leading international supplier of electrical and electronic products to the power, energy and mining sectors.Ampcontrol Head Office, 21 Old Punt Road, Tomago NSW 2322 Telephone: +61 2 4961 9000, Fax: +61 2 4961 9009 Applications for our 2013 Program open 1st June and close 1st July 2012.Positions available: Electrical Apprentice, Electronics Apprentice, Fabrication Apprentice, Mechanical Apprentice, Trainee Electrical Engineering Technician.

For more information, visit www.ampcontrolgroup.com/Supplementary-Nav-Content/Careers/Apprenticeships--Traineeships.aspx

TransGrid Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Apprentices are offered a starting salary of approximately $37,390 plus 14% employer superannuation contribution. Apprenticeships are offered in the following areas: Electrical: learn to install, maintain and commission high voltage and low voltage equipment. You will also learn how to perform fault finding tasks. Transmission Lines: learn how to maintain transmission lines at a voltage range of 132kV to 500 kV. You will use different techniques involving dead line work and live line work. All work is primarily based outdoors (in remote locations) with some work in high voltage substations. Applications will commence in the first half of 2012.

For more information, visit www.transgrid.com.au/careers/at/Pages/default.aspx

What is ADFA?
Career Choice: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) provides training and education for the future leaders of the Navy, Army and Air Force combining military and leadership training with study for an undergraduate degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Why ADFA? All tuition fee, text books, food and accomodation are sponsored by the Defence Force - A $1 million investment is made to each student. Get paid during study - You will be paid a salary of around $40K during the first year of your study at ADFA - while your year 12 mates are paying their tuition fee and working part-time outside school hours to earn for their expenses. Graduate with a guaranteed job in the Navy, Army or Air Force. Earn $45K in your third year, The ADFA has a total number of around 1000 undergraduate students. Each year the ADFA takes in students joining the three services: Navy 15% Army 50% Air Force 35% The first year intake is around 350 students ,with 50 of these positions reserved for students pre-selected to become pilots.






Year 1

Year 2

Year 3



No. of students (female)

347 (75)

288 (70)

272 (54)


Some students decide after first year the military is not for them. Note the excellent transition rate from year 2 to year 3 of 94%. ADFA has the highest completion rate of Australian Group of Eight Universities. The completion rate for engineering degrees at ADFA is 73% compared to a national average of 52% at Group of Eight Universities.




ADFA application process

Admission of ADFA@UNSW is a dual process. You must complete both application processes listed below concurrently in order to gain a place in the ADFA.





If you think ADFA is not suitable for you, you may quit 6 weeks after the course commences and before the end of your 2nd year of study without any obligation.



Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Open Day - 25thAugust 2012

Open Day at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is an ideal opportunity for people to gather first hand information about careers in the Defence Force and courses of the Academy.

When: Saturday, 25 August 2012 from 9am to 4pm
Where: Northcott Drive in Campbell, ACT
Admission: Free
For more information about ADFA Open Day, please click here.
For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au

New Courses in 2013 at SOuthern Cross Uni
Universities: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Lismore campus• Bachelor of Engineering (Civil). This four year undergraduate degree will enable local students to study civil engineering on campus at Lismore. The course will feature 60 days of professional internship. Gold Coast campus
• Bachelor of Health Science (subject to University approval) with majors in speech pathology and podiatry• Bachelor of Clinical Sciences with a major in Pedorthics (subject to University approval)• Bachelor of Social Welfare (subject to University approval)Coffs Harbour campus• Bachelor of Midwifery
For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au

New Courses in 2013 at SOuthern Cross Uni
Universities: Posted 22-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Lismore campus• Bachelor of Engineering (Civil). This four year undergraduate degree will enable local students to study civil engineering on campus at Lismore. The course will feature 60 days of professional internship. Gold Coast campus
• Bachelor of Health Science (subject to University approval) with majors in speech pathology and podiatry• Bachelor of Clinical Sciences with a major in Pedorthics (subject to University approval)• Bachelor of Social Welfare (subject to University approval)Coffs Harbour campus• Bachelor of Midwifery
For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au

$2 for bus to Careers Expo Wednesday
Career Choice: Posted 14-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
All Year 11 and 12 are to be at the bus bay at 1.10 to be taken to the TRECC. Please pay $2 as you get on the bus.

Guest speakers Tuesday - UTS & THink Colleges
Career Choice: Posted 14-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
See the signs and listen to notices - A1 and A2 at lunchtime Tuesday

Private colleges - guest speakers Tuesday A2 12.45
Career Choice: Posted 14-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Think Colleges will talk about courses and scholarships at 8 private colleges in Sydney. Certificate, Diploma and Degree courses that include work placements and industry links. Find out more in A2 at 12.45. Bring your lunch.

Tuesday - guest speaker from UTS in A1 12.45
Universities: Posted 14-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
University of Technology Sydney guest speaker to discuss:
courses, scholarships, bonus HSC points, etc etc

Police Recruitment
Career Choice: Posted 14-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian Police services use aptitude tests or psychometric tests as part of the initial application cull. Typically for a class of 20 trainees, the Police Service will receive 800+ applications - they will then fail 90% of the people in the aptitude tests to get the applicant pool down to a manageable number. PATS has been running prep courses for people applying to all Australian Police Services for over two years - our clients are having outstanding success. NSW Police Force - applications open throughout the year. You must be 18 years of age to lodge a Professional Suitability Application with the NSW Police Force.

For more information, visit www.pilotaptitude.com/?page=PoliceOfficers/PoliceOfficersOverview

A Day in the Life of a Nursing Student
Universities: Posted 14-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Held at Uni of Notre Dame’s Darlinghurst Campus in JUly hols.
Tour facilities, meet academic staff and find out what studying nursing at Notre Dame is like. This event is open to all current year 10, 11 and 12 students as well as mature-age prospective students. Wednesday 4 July 2012, 10:30am - 1:30pm Darlinghurst Campus, 160 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 RSVPs are essential. sydney@nd.edu.au or 02 8204 4404

For more information, visit www.nd.edu.au/sydney/events/nursing_life.shtml

University of Notre Dame Early Offer Program
Early Entry schemes: Posted 14-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Notre Dame’s Early Offer Program is designed to attract and select talented and capable high school students for an early offer into our University. This program is offered to Year 12 students who have demonstrated academic excellence, along with a special talent in community involvement or leadership.
Early Offer Program Applications due Friday 31 August, 4:00pm
For more information, visit www.nd.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/111516/early_offer_program_guide-.pdf

Elizabeth Bence School of Fashion Open Day
Career Choice: Posted 14-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Open Day 2012 - Couture Fashion Date 18 August 2012 Time 9 am – 3 pmVenue Elizabeth Bence School of Fashion, Level 2, 741 Pacific Highway, Gordon NSW 2072. Suitable for Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 and their parents. Contact Elizabeth Bence Phone 02 9498 7240 Email info@thefashionschool.com.au

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

Indigenous Scholarships Website
Scholarships: Posted 14-5-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Find information about all the undergraduate scholarships, available in Australia, designed for Indigenous students.

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

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