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RFACA Learn To Fly Scholarships Competition 2011/2
General: Posted 2-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
What: win $7700 worth of flying lessons Who: Entrants must be 16 years on 16th April 2012 When: competition closes 31 March To enter you must take a Trial Introductory Flight with a RFACA member Club.


For more information, visit members.ozemail.com.au/~rfaca_new/learn_to_fly_scholarship.htm

Sydney Film School Diploma of Screen & Media cours
Private Colleges: Posted 2-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
What: classes in drama and documentary production cover all essential aspects of filmmaking When: commences on 15 February Apply: by 10 February Contact: registrar@sydneyfilmschool.com or 02 9698 2244.


For more information, visit www.sydneyfilmschool.com.au/school/courses/diploma.aspx

Final Round from UAC now open until midnight
UAC: Posted 2-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The 2012 Late Round cut-offs and vacancies are now available. You can change your preferences for the Final Round until midnight on Thursday 2 February 2012 and Final Round offers are released at 9am on Wednesday 8 February
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/check-change/

Want to go to COllege in the USA?
General: Posted 31-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
US College Night: learn more about the college admissions process in the United States When: March 15, 7pm Where: Department of State and Regional Development, NSW Trade and Investment Centre, Level 47, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000. Who: students in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 and their families. RSVP: compulsory at collegeconsultinginternational@gmail.com Individual appointments also available on request.

For more information, visit www.collegeconsultinginternational.com

TAFE Sydney 2012 Scholarships & New Bachelor Degre
TAFE: Posted 31-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Scholarships: automotive, accounting and finance, building and construction, health and aged care, fashion design, interior design and decoration, IT and more. When: applications close on 10 February. New degrees: Applied Finance (Financial Planning) and 3D Art and Animation.


For more information, visit www.sit.nsw.edu.au/

Train for Free in 2012 at CIT in Canberra
TAFE: Posted 31-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
What: for occupations currently in demand in the ACT. Courses: include business, beauty, aged care and IT. Info Session: 14 February




For more information, visit www.cit.edu.au/ppptrainforfree

Tamworth TAFE enrolment day
TAFE: Posted 31-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The enrolment/information day for courses is scheduled
for Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10.00 am - 6.00 pm.
For more information, visit www.newengland.tafensw.edu.au/en/find_a_course/~/media/files/campus_brochures_S1_2012/Tamwort

Changes to school next week
General: Posted 25-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have brothers or sisters at school or have family friends with students at McCarthy can you please let them know that now the first day for the new Year 7 and 11 students will be on Tuesday due to Mr Rice's funeral on Monday and that all other students are expected back on Wednesday now. Please pass this news on to anyone you know whom this concerns. Thank you very much.

Funeral for Mr Rice
General: Posted 25-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Following the sudden and tragic passing of Mr Rice last weekend after a motorbike accident, I have been asked to let you know that his funeral will be held at St Nicholas Church next Monday at 10.30am if you wish to attend. Any current students attending the funeral are asked to wear summer school uniform with the incoming Year 12 to form a guard of honour. Year 12 boys are asked to wear long pants and a tie and summer uniform for the girls.

Job hunting?
Job vacancies: Posted 24-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Please check out Tuesday's Leader for details of apprenticeships, traineeships and other jobs being advertised.

Accepting/deferring/declining uni offers
Universities: Posted 24-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Just getting an offer, does not mean you are automatically going. Please make sure you read any information sent to you very carefully and follow the instruction eg accept or defer by whatever date the uni says. You must actually accept or accept and defer or decline the offer.

Change preferences for Late Round
UAC: Posted 23-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The closing date is Wed 25 Jan 2012 so if you want to be considered for another offer in this round you need to see if there are vacancies in the course you want to do and if your ATAR will get you in.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Happy or unhappy?
Universities: Posted 18-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Did you get an offer for the course you wanted to get into? If you did not, please contact me about the options you have either in the Late Round or alternative pathways to uni (there are lots).

Job hunting?
Job vacancies: Posted 15-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
There are a lot of jobs being advertising in the Leader and on online job sites. Check out the advice and websites on the link. Good luck.
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/careers/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59

Equity Scholarships outcomes
Scholarships: Posted 15-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you applied for an Equity Scholarship, outcomes will be available online on Thursday 19 January 2012. To access your application outcome you'll need your Equity Scholarships application number and Equity Scholarships PIN. UAC will also notify you in writing of the outcome of your application by Wednesday 25 January 2012.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/equity/

Didn't apply to UAC? Applications still open
UAC: Posted 15-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Although you won't be considered for the Main Round of offers, you can still apply for undergraduate study in 2012. Remember that only very limited places will be available after Main Round offers are released and the final closing date for all applications is Thursday 2 February. You can check the UAC undergraduate website after the Main Round for details of courses with vacancies.
Make sure you can get hold of documents relating to your study easily as there is little time to assess your documents in time for final offer rounds if you apply now. Read UAC's Apply FAQs to find out more about what information you'll need to apply.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Changing preferences for other offer rounds
UAC: Posted 15-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
You may want to change your preferences after the Main Round and you can do this through Check & Change on UAC’s website. You can change your course preferences for the Late Round from 9pm on Wednesday 18 January until midnight on Wednesday 25 January.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Main Round uni offers from UAC - important
UAC: Posted 15-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Main Round offers will be released on UAC’s website at 9pm on Wednesday 18 January. To check if your application has been successful, visit www.uac.edu.au and log in using your UAC application number and PIN.
Tip: You can retrieve your UAC PIN by using the Check & Change service and entering your UAC application number.
Please be patient when accessing your offers - there is a very high demand on our website at release time. UAC phones will also be very busy from 8:30am on Thursday 19 January so UAC asks for your patience if you are trying to contact them.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Happy New Year
General: Posted 2-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Best wishes to all Year 12 students. May 2012 bring you the jobs course and career pathway you want.

Deadline: change preferences for Main Round Offers
UAC: Posted 2-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
To be considered for a Main Round offer, you need to finalise your preferences BEFORE midnight on Thursday 5th January. Take into account your dream course, any bonus points you are eligible for which increase your selection rank, alternative courses that will lead to your dream course and including a low ATAR course as a "foot in the door course". Read your UAC book on preferences and contact universities asap for advice. Please don't leave it until the last minute on Thursday evening to login and change your preferences. Use the 9 preferences allowed to you wisely and well.

Uni Info Days this week - ask before the deadline
Universities: Posted 2-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The Info Day held at many universities is your last chance to ask questions about courses, careers and university life before change of preferences close. If the uni you wish to go to, does not have an info day on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday this week ring the university directly to ask what you want to know eg what course should you apply for it you don't get into your first choice. If you cannot travel to the uni, ring them.

Uni advice days in early January before 5th Jan
Universities: Posted 20-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Remember preferences for Main Round offers must be finalised by 5th Jan. You can visit the universities or ring them to get advice before then.
For more information, visit www.mhscareers.com/ListofNSWUniversities.html

Did you get a letter from UAC about EAS?
UAC: Posted 20-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
UAC will be allocating possibly 1 or 2 bonus ATAR points to our students which may make the difference getting you into a course but this varies from uni to uni. This is as well as any regional or HSC subject bonus ponts. You can check with your preferred university. The best advice is to put your desired course as your first preference even if you do not think you will get into it - ATARs can go up or down and supply and demand can change each year. Go for it.

Happy with your ATAR or disappointed?
HSC: Posted 16-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you, or someone you know, is very disappointed and does not think they can do what they had wanted to do at university, please contact me. This can be by email, phone or in person at school next Monday or Tuesday. After then, please send me an email. Remember you have until %th January to change your preferences for the Main Round offers on 18th January.

HSC results, Bonus ATAR points and Preferences
HSC: Posted 14-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
By now you will have probably checked your results. You may be happy or disappointed. When you get your ATAR, there are always some students who are very disappointed. Please see me or contact me before changing preferences for 2 reasons: 1) you may have earned bonus ATAR points for getting Band4 or higher in a subject. This will change your selection rank for some courses at some universities. I have a list of these in a book. 2) there are many options to reach your desired career or course that you may not know about. I know of many alternative entries and pathways that do exist so please come in to see me or email me. Please feel welcome to bring a parent if you wish. If you are happy with your results and know a friend who is not, please suggest they contact me.

Year 12 girls summer school uniforms needed
School Matters: Posted 14-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have no need for your summer school uniform and if it is in good condition, please bring it to the school library either Thursday or Friday or arrange for it to be brought in. They will be packed up with others from the clothing pool and Mr. Chan is organising for them to be sent to a school in Papua New Guinea. Thank you for your cooperation.

Good luck with your results Year 12
HSC: Posted 13-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Best wishes as HSC results are released on Wed (see website link for details) and ATARs on Thursday. Please contact me if you need advice and options once you receive your ATAR either in person at school, by phone or by email. I am here to help you and talk to you (and your parent) if your ATAR is higher or lower than hoped for. There are many pathways to get into careers and courses which you may not know about. Good luck.
For more information, visit www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/hsc-results/getting.html

Jobs for School leavers
Job vacancies: Posted 13-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Apprentice mechanic at Woodleys Motors, full time assistant at Milestones Early Learning Centre, Trainee furniture removalist (fit and able to travel), apprentice greenkeeper at West Leagues, medical receptionist, childcare trainee at Club SYnergy creche. Please contact me for details.

Childcare Traineeship at Club Synergy
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 13-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
This job in their creche will suit either someone interested in a career in childcare or a gap year student. They are looking for a motivated student who shows initiative and can cope independently with studying the Cert III in Childrens Services as well as working. If interested, take your resume into Club Synergy and ask to see Lea.

Bond Uni Scholars Award (ATAR of 99+ needed)
Scholarships: Posted 13-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: part-fee scholarship to students who receive an OP 1 or 2 (ATAR 99-97.5). How much: 40% or 25% to provide tuition remission (Medicine/Surgery excluded). Apply: online once you have your results. Contact: Kristy Manyweathers (07) 5595 1067 or scholarships@bond.edu.au

For more information, visit www.bond.edu.au/degrees-and-courses/scholarships/australian-applicants/BD3_019744

Acting scholarship worth up to $35K
Scholarships: Posted 13-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Imagine yourself starring in Underbelly like Firass Dirani? The Firass Dirani ACTT Scholarship is a full-year scholarship covering all fees for the Advanced Diploma of Arts in Stage and Screen Acting, known as the ‘Professional Actor Program’ at ACTT. The first year award value is $12,500 and the total value of this unique scholarship could be in excess of $35,000 to an individual student.
For more information, visit www.actt.edu.au/firass-dirani

McCarthy Awards Night 2011 - 7pm
General: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
A reminder that the Awards Night begins at 7pm on Monday 12th Dec. If you received a letter to attend and cannot be there, please ring the school on 67610800.

Apprenticeships in the Automotive Industry
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
WPC Group in Sydney will give you an opportunity to get the hands on experience you need for a real career while earning an income and gaining a national recognised certificate or qualification. Submit an online application or mail your resume and expression of interest to the recruitment team at recruitmentnsw@wpcgroup.org.au or the Sydney Office.Suite 2 / 190 George St Parramatta, NSW 2150. P: 1300 760 099 F: 1300 760 077 Website address to copy and paste is: www.wpcgroup.org.au
For more information, visit www.autoapprenticeships.org.au

JMC Academy Open Day 2012 Fri 20 January 2012
Private Colleges: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
I visted JMC last month and thought it offered some great courses, career paths and facilities. Go along to the open day to learn how to build your creative future with JMC Academy.
Where: Sydney Campus – 41 Holt Street, Surry Hills.Register your attendance by calling 1300 410 311. Courses in music, film, tv, digital media, performance, music business, audio engineering etc etc


For more information, visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au/News/2011-11-18/OPEN-DAY-2-12.cfm

Billy Blue College of Design 4 February 2012
Private Colleges: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Billy Blue LIVE is an interactive experience where you can check out the campus, try out the courses and speak with their designers. Where: Level 8, 171 Pacific Highway, North Sydney. For more info and RSVP Emma Shean (02) 8588 4758 or eshean@think.edu.au




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

Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting - New Recruits
Career Choice: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are motivated, fit and seeking an active and rewarding role apply now to be involved in an exciting career as an Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter. You will be required to carry out functions that are both physically and mentally challenging, whilst working on a roster that allows you to balance work and life! Full-time paid training is provided to successful applicants. Applications for the 2011-2012 National Recruitment Campaign are open and will be continuous.


For more information, visit careers.airservicesaustralia.com/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=492247

CATC Design School Info Night 24 January 2012
Private Colleges: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
I recently visited the CATC in The Rocks in Sydney and was very impressed with the range of courses, facilities etc. If you are interested in more details, see me and this is a great chance for prospective students to check out the campus, speak to lecturers and current students. Where: Level 4, 1 - 5 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney. For more info and RSVP Emma Shean (02) 8588 4758 or eshean@think.edu.au


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

Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting - New Recruits
Career Choice: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are motivated, fit and seeking an active and rewarding role apply now to be involved in an exciting career as an Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter. You will be required to carry out functions that are both physically and mentally challenging, whilst working on a roster that allows you to balance work and life! Full-time paid training is provided to successful applicants. Applications for the 2011-2012 National Recruitment Campaign are open and will be continuous.


For more information, visit careers.airservicesaustralia.com/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=492247

UNiversity Advisory Days - early January
Universities: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Most universities will be open either 3rd, 4th or 5th January to advise students about final preferences before the deadline for Main Round offers of 5th January once you know your ATAR. I have a list of the dates or you can contact the uni you are interested in.

NSW Fire & Rescue 2012 Firefighter Recruitment
Career Choice: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: 50 places available. When: applications close 5pm December 14th. To apply go to the website. The Online Aptitude Tests: extremely difficult – failure rate 85%. Pilot Aptitude Training Systems offer a Course: 4 day program in Melbourne Contact: 0457 101 101 or info@pilotaptitude.com
or copy and paste this: http://www.pilotaptitude.com/?page=EmergencyServicesApplicants/QLDNSW


For more information, visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=10

All about your ATAR
UAC: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
This month, you can view UAC's new short video, All about your ATAR, which explains the difference between performance-based HSC marks and the position-based ATAR, or download the PDF version of the booklet from the website.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/schoolink/demos/all-about-your-atar/

BOS PIN and UAC PIN needed for next week
HSC: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
YOu will need these to get your HSC and your ATAR. Do you know where they are and what they are? Next Wednesday or THursday is not the time to realise they are misplaced.

Changing preferences when you get your ATAR
UAC: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
It’s okay to change your mind about the courses you want to study and many of you will want to change your preferences after ATARs are released on Thursday 15 December. Read UAC's changing preferences FAQs for more information but be sure to make any changes for the Main Round by midnight on Thursday 5 January.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/faq/change-preference.shtml

New course at Notre Dame Uni in Sydney + changes
Universities: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
The new course is Behavioural Science and Counselling(Sydney). COntact the uni directly for more info and to apply. From next year onwards, Notre Dame will be offeringmore Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) to domestic students enrolling at Notre Dame and will be offering them in a broader range of courses. In addition to the CSPs they currently offer students enrolling in courses inEducation, Nursing, Medicine.
For more information, visit www.nd.edu.au

Medical receptionist - suit gap year students
Job vacancies: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to be considered for this, please email me and I will pass on your name to the surgery.

Part-time job in Canberra available in 2012
Job vacancies: Posted 1-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you will be studying at an ACT university next year and would want part time work please contact me about some part time work that is available and I will give you the contact details.

Job: Account Broker Traineeship in insurance
Job vacancies: Posted 1-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Year 12 students looking for employment may be interested in a 2 year Account Broker Traineeship with a local insurance company. Please email me for the attachment which explains in-depth what these positions offer.



Job: engineering/manufacturing traineeship
Job vacancies: Posted 1-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
A locally owned and operated steel manufacturing business in Tamworth employing up to fourteen staff is seeking to employ a young man interested in furthering his career in the Manufacturing & Engineering industry. They are hoping to guide and support the suitable applicant through a traineeship in this field. Please email me if you are interested and I will give you the details.

Attn Yr 12 - Like McCarthy Careers on Facebook
General: Posted 1-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are on Facebook, in the HSC class of 2011 and don't want to miss out on the latest news on careers, jobs, the HSC, uni deadlines etc, go to Facebook. Then search for McCarthy Careers Year 12 2011 and click on Like. Please tell all your friends and classmates to do this too, especially as a lot of important news is coming your way soon. CareersAlert emails will still be sent but I am hoping to reach more of your year with important information by both emails and Facebook.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com

NSW Regional Dentistry scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 29-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Open on 6 Dec and closed on 25 Feb 2012. Worth $4,800 and is supported by Senator JOhn Wiliams and administered by the National Rural Health Alliance.
For more information, visit htto://nrha.ruralhealth.org.au/otherscholarships/?IntCatId=43

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