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Gap year with a difference - in Africa
Gap year: Posted 5-10-11 Deadline - No Deadline
African Conservation Experience welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds and countries, with no previous experience necessary, from the age of 17 upwards. Volunteer Placements are from 1-3 months, and you can combine 2 or more projects in one trip.

For more information, visit www.conservationafrica.net

Electrical engineering cadetships close 7th Oct
Universities: Posted 5-10-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to apply for one of 5 cadetships being offered by Essential Energy and intend studying electrical engineering at university, you need to go online and do it by 5pm Friday. Uni fees are paid and there are many more advantages.
For more information, visit www.essentialenergy.com.au/cadetships

Deadline for ontime UAC/QTAC/VTAC applications
Universities: Posted 28-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
The deadline is 30th September if you are thinking of applying to university and want to avoid late fees. I suggest that you do it today or ASAP.

Childcare traineeships from end of 2011/early 2012
Job vacancies: Posted 28-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Tamworth Milestones CBD & Milestones Oxley Vale will have three twelve month traineeship positions available between the two centre’s (Nov 11, Dec 11 & Jan 12). These positions are stepping stones to possible permanent employment and further study options. You will get a Cert III. Contact Narissa King on 67 613 794 or 0437 618 100 or apply online at the site below. Please tell anyone you know who may be interested in this to check their emails.
For more information, visit www.milestoneselc.expr3ss.com/?s=7

AIE Holiday Courses, Open Day and Applications
Private Colleges: Posted 22-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Sydney & Canberra, Tue 4th – Fri 7th October and 2012 Applications- Now Open! Open Day - Saturday 19th November 10am to 3pm.

For more information, visit www.aie.edu.au/announcements/2012-applications-now-open

Raffles College of Design and Commerce Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 22-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Reminder! 2012 scholarships close Friday 30th September, 2011. One full-fee and one half-fee scholarship is available for each of the following full-time degrees for current Yr 12 students: Bachelor of Accountancy, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication). Contact Claire O’Connell on 9922 4278, email claireoconnell@raffles.edu.au,

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

William Angliss Institute Information Sessions
Private Colleges: Posted 22-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Sessions will cover Travel, Resort Management (Spa, Dive and Water Recreation), and Entertainment Operations.
Tues 25 Oct – 6.30pm, Wed 26 Oct – 1.30pm, Tues 29 Nov - 6.30pm, Wed 30 Nov – 1.30pm Ground Floor, 26-32 Waterloo Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 Call 1300 ANGLISS (1300 264 547)
For more information, visit www.angliss.edu.au/sydney/News/Latest-News/Information-Sessions-

Australian Careers Business College Open Days
Private Colleges: Posted 22-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Liverpool, 26th Sep 2011 Venue : 149 - 151 George Street Liverpoo Parramatta, 27th Sep 2011 Venue : Level 1, 85 George Street Parramatta Wollongong, 28th Sep 2011 Venue : 313 Crown Street Wollongong Times : 9:00 am until 7:00 pm Contact : Svetlana Kuzma, T 02 4228 1222

For more information, visit acbc.nsw.edu.au/

UWS Campus Tours, 26 - 30 Sept
Universities: Posted 22-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Monday 26 September, 2pm - Bankstown Tuesday 27 September, 11am - Werrington South (Penrith) (for students interested in Communication Arts, Design, and Health Science) Tuesday 27 September, 2pm - Kingswood (Penrith) (for students interested in Arts, Engineering, ICT, Music, Policing, Social Science, and Teaching) Wednesday 28 September, 2pm - Campbelltown Thursday 29 September, 2pm - Hawkesbury Friday 30 September, 2pm - Parramatta

For more information, visit future.uws.edu.au/future-student-events/campus_tours

Hospo Revision
HSC: Posted 22-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
William Blue Year 12 HSC Hospitality Review Workshop: For Year 12 students that are studying HSC Hospitality this year to attend a one day review workshop on Thursday 29th September. Time: 10am till 2pm
Address: Level 9, 171 Pacific Highway NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2060Free but RSVP is necessary.

For more information, visit www.williamblue.edu.au/news/year-12-hsc-hospitality-review-workshop

Passmores College in 2012
Private Colleges: Posted 22-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
See attachment for details of enrolling.
For more information, visit www.passmores.edu.au
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Trainee Accountant position available
Job vacancies: Posted 12-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Local company Edwards O'Connor have contacted me about this opportunity saying: We have a Trainee Accountant position available for a school leaver. Our firm, Edwards O’Connor is a medium sized Chartered Accountancy practice of two principals, Megan Edwards and Robert O’Connor and twelve staff. Our firm services the reporting and taxation requirements of Companies, partnerships, family and unit trust, self-managed superannuation funds and Individuals. From our geographical hub of Tamworth NSW we service North West NSW including our offices in Glen Innes and Narrabri. Our expertise covers the building and construction industry, medical and legal practices, restaurants and food industry, hotels and motels, primary producers and transport. We have a modern computerised work environment and a young friendly team. We are seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic trainee accountant to join our firm. The applicant will work directly with the principals, and be involved in all facets of business and taxation services. The applicant should demonstrate a commitment to completing their degree qualification. Support is offered for their ongoing education including study leave and a book allowance. Professional development is fostered and they will be supported and encouraged to study to achieve the qualification of Chartered Accountant. An attractive package is offered including Rostered Days off.
Applications should be emailed to Megan Edwards at medwards@e-oc.com.au or ring on (02) 6766 1010



Week 9 - careers advice
General: Posted 11-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
I will be away for most of Week 9 on sick leave. If you have any urgent careers questions, please send me an email to: careers@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au or wait until Monday of Week 10 when I hope to return.

Last uni guest speaker of the year
Universities: Posted 11-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
On Monday 12th at 12.45 in A4, Kim from UNE will be here to talk to any interested Year 11 or 12s about life at UNE, courses, accommodation, deferring offers, scholarships etc. Basically she wants to answer any questions you have so bring your lunch along to A4. See you then.


Flying Fish - work overseas ina gap year
Gap year: Posted 11-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Flying Fish Preview Event, SydneyWed 5 Oct 11, Flying Fish Sail Academy Sydney Find out how to get a job teaching windsurfing in Australia or skiing in Canada. Learn about well paid jobs on superyachts in the Caribbean. Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Lower Parriwi Road, The Spit, Mosman.

For more information, visit www.flyingfishonline.com/contact_us/550.asp

Sydney Dance Company
Career Choice: Posted 11-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Sydney Dance Company School Holiday WorkshopJazz & Hip Hop Workshop - $145.00 2 days of dance for experienced dancers aged 8 to 16. Juniors 27th & 28th September
Seniors 29th & 30th September Register: Phone 9258 4818
sdc@sydneydancecompany.com

For more information, visit www.sydneydancecompany.com/studios/holiday-workshops/

Army Technician Electrical
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 11-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Technician Electricals maintain and repair a wide variety of Army equipment ranging from generators to automotive electrical systems to field power distribution systems.

For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/army/jobs/TechnicianElectrical/

Break into Broadcasting!
Career Choice: Posted 11-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
ACTArtSound's October 2011 School Holiday Program.
Introductory 2-day course on digital music recording, radio program production and presentation. Location: Manuka Arts Centre, Manuka Dates: 4 & 5 October or 11 & 12 October. Cost: $225 Phone 6295 7444 or fill in the form on the website.

For more information, visit artsound.fm/training-courses/

Uni of Sydney Flexible Entry IT & Engineering
Universities: Posted 11-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
University of Sydney Flexible Entry to Engineering or IT DegreesFor current HSC applicants whose ATAR may fall up to a maximum of 5 points below the normal cut-off.
Flexible Entry does not apply to BE/BDesArch, BE/BCom, BIT/BCom, BE/BMedSc, BIT/BMedSc, BE/LLB or BIT/LLB programs. Applications close Thursday 5 January, 2012

For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/engineering/apply/flexibleentry.shtml

Uni Of Sydney: Engineering and IT
Universities: Posted 11-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
University of Sydney Test drive your future in Engineering & IT Wednesday 7 December 10am – 1.30pm, Electrical and Information Engineering 1.45pm – 4pm, Information Technologies Thursday 8 December 9.30am – 2pm, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 2.15pm – 5pm, Bachelor of Project Management

For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/engineering/testdrive

Study overseas
Universities: Posted 11-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Icares (International Career and Education Services)Icares.com offers an up-to-date and complete list of Bachelor and Master courses from around the world on the basis of your personal interest.

For more information, visit www.icares.com

Australian College of Applied Psychology
Private Colleges: Posted 11-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Information EveningsBrisbane - Wed, 23 Nov Sydney - Tue, 29 Nov T 1800 061 199
For more information, visit www.acap.edu.au

Australian National College of Beauty Workshops
Private Colleges: Posted 11-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian National College of Beauty Workshops & Information Evening Workshops: Saturday, 8th October & Saturday, 19th November $50 including lunch, from 10am to 4pm at 57 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills. Information Evening on 28th September.T: 1300 885 385

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

UNE guest speaker Monday lunchtime
Universities: Posted 8-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
On Monday 12th at 12.45 in the AV Room, Kim from UNE will be here to talk to any interested Year 11 or 12s about life at UNE, courses, accommodation, deferring offers, scholarships etc. Basically she wants to answer any questions you have so bring your lunch along to A4. See you then.

WORKWI$E Night Wed 7pm for all job seekers/parents
Job vacancies: Posted 6-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
A range of employers and guest speakers will be here to give advice on appplications, resumes and interviews. Talk to them after the presentations. This is aimed at gappers, those seeking full time jobs and apprenticeships. It will be in the PAC from 7pm-8.15pm.


Kenvale College Hospitality & Event Management
Private Colleges: Posted 6-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Chocolate Experience 17th Sep 2011 from 10.30am - 12noon
38 High Street, Randwick, SYDNEY Chocolate tasting followed by an explanation of the Kenvale courses. Kenvale offers a variety of courses within hospitality and events. Contact: mcfarlaneb@kenvale.edu.au or 0404 504 023 Text/1311739849651-2562/
For more information, visit kenvale.edu.au/

Scholarships at UQ -see me for details
Scholarships: Posted 6-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Various types at various campuses.

Motor Vehicle Trade apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 6-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
MTA Apprenticeships Plus' automotive pre apprenticeship programs Free pre apprenticeships courses in all areas in November, December and January. Trades: mechanic, panel beater, spray painter or parts industry info@mtaplus.com.au
T 98916900

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

NIDA APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Career Choice: Posted 6-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Date : 30th Sep 2011 Contact : Kate Murray : kate.murray@nida.edu.au | (02) 9676 7641 Applications for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses are now open for the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Our degree programs are designed to prepare exceptionally gifted people for careers in theatre, film and television. NIDA offers undergraduate courses in the following areas: - Acting (Acting or Music Theatre stream) - Design- Production- Costume- Properties


For more information, visit bit.ly/applingnida

AIT's Games & Animation Workshop
Career Choice: Posted 6-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
AIT's Games & Animation Workshop for Year 11 & 12 Students Date : 30th Sep 2011 Time : 10:00 - 15:00Venue : AIT Campus, Level 2, 7 Kelly Street, Ultimo Cost : 0.00 Contact : Angela Catalan : events@ait.nsw.edu.au | 02 9211 8399 Event Description : AIT's Games & Animation Workshop is designed especially for year 11 & 12 students who wish to explore the world of digital media as an exciting career choice! The day will start off with a casual meet and greet session with our faculty and staff, followed by several 'mini-workshops' to get your hands on some professional software - like the Adobe Creative Suites, 3DVIA Virtools, and Australia's first markerless motion capture system! IMPORTANT: Due to limited seats per session, RSVP is required. Light refreshments available throughout.

A Day In The Life Of A Designer workshop
Private Colleges: Posted 6-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Billy Blue College of Design - A Day In The Life Of A Designer
Date : 24th Sep 2011 Time : 10am to 4pm Venue : Billy Blue College of Design Sydney Campus, L8 171 Pacific Highway North Sydney Cost : $80

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

Open Days on Sat 17th Sept
Private Colleges: Posted 6-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
These include: Billy Blue College of Design, Bedford College and the Hotel School Sydney. See me for details.

Open Days on Sept 10th
Universities: Posted 6-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
These include Macquarie Uni, Blue Mountain International Hotel Management School, TAFE NSW- Sydney Institute Design Centre Enmore, AFTRS (Australian Film, Television & Radio School), Elizabeth Bence School of Fashion, Australian Catholic University- Strathfield Campus and Raffles College. See me for details of times and events.

Honeywell Engineering Summer School for Year 11
Career Choice: Posted 1-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
The Engineering Summer School is an initiative supported by Honeywell, Engineers Australia, Sydney Division and Rotary clubs around NSW and ACT.It brings together students entering their final year of secondary school who have expressed a sincere interest and application for studies and/or a career in one of the many branches of engineering.
You can apply to be sponsored through a local Rotary club. Successful students gain the opportunity of experiencing day-to-day life as an engineer through access to universities and contact with Australia's leading engineering organisations. Opportunities exist to talk with and observe engineers employed in government, private and research facilities covering a broad range of discipline categories. Such opportunities might encompass biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, electrical, computer or mechanical engineering.



Cancelled courses that are in the UAC book
Universities: Posted 1-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
I have received a list of almost 30 courses at Macquarie, Canberra, Western Syd and Wollongong that have been cancelled. They include some teaching, science, egineering and communications courses. Please see me if you want to check the list.

UTS Bonus points if applying through EAS
Universities: Posted 1-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
This is to inform you that students who apply to UTS for a place in 2012 will be automatically eligible for up to 10 bonus ATAR points through the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) that is administered through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Applicants will automatically receive a bonus of up to ten points on top of their ATAR. It is important to note that UTS has a minimumentrance requirement of an ATAR score of 69; the applicant needs a score of 69 before any bonus points can be allocated. For further information I have attached a brochure that outlines EAS at the University of Technology Sydney or you can visit www.tenpointscloser.uts.edu.au For application forms visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/eas/index.shtml
For more information, visit www.tenpointscloser.uts.edu.au

Looking for a job after the HSC - WorkWise night
Job vacancies: Posted 1-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Parents and job seekers are invited to the PAC next Wed night 7th Sept from 7pm to 8/8.30pm to hear from local employers, job agencies etc on what they look for and get advice on how to improve your chances of getting a fulltime job, gap year job, apprenticeship etc
Work wise.docx

Deadline for all early entry is Tuesday 6th Sept
Universities: Posted 1-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Have you applied to UAC yet? Have you filled in your early entry applications or scholarship applications yet? ALL these are due to me next Tuesday.

Scholarships for students studying law in 2012
Scholarships: Posted 1-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
See me about the information night being held in Tamworth 21st Sept.

Royal Agric Society Scholarships-rural & journalii
Scholarships: Posted 1-9-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Royal Agricultural Society (NSW) sent this: There are just four weeks to go until our 2012 Rural Scholarships and JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism close. The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation is searching for passionate and enthusiastic people who are determined to make a difference to rural and regional Australia, particularly NSW. Rural Scholarships (NSW students only) Up to $5,000 for full time students and $1,500 for part time students Do you have a passion for rural issues and see yourself playing a part in positively shaping the future for rural NSW? Do you need a financial helping hand in order to achieve your higher education goals and aspirations? There is also the J B Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism (Open to Applicants Australia Wide) The $10,000 Award to encourage students across Australia to pursue a career in rural journalism and tell the stories of Australian agriculture. Applying is easy, simply go to Applications close on 30 September 2011. Funding will be provided for the 2012 academic year. Please contact the RAS Foundation on 02 9704 1234 or foundation@rasf.org.au with any questions.

For more information, visit www.rasnsw.com.au/828.htm

Are you applying through VTAC?
Universities: Posted 30-8-11 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for the VTAC book and a bulletin that arrived this year about what you need to know.

UNSW bridging courses (Chem, Math & Phys)
Universities: Posted 30-8-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Brochure on what, when and prices has arrived. YOu need to register so see me for details.

UWS - earn up to 10 bonus ATAR points
Universities: Posted 30-8-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Uni of Western Sydney has a Triple Advantage scheme. Check out what you get if you recieve a Band 5 or 6 in subjects.
For more information, visit myfuture.uws.edu.au/informationabout/tripleadvantage/subjectbonus/search_by_hscib_subject

UNSW Bonus HSC points scheme
HSC: Posted 30-8-11 Deadline - No Deadline
For any course you are interested, please look at the table to see what you can gain. The same is on most of the other universities websites.
For more information, visit iaro.online.unsw.edu.au/pls/non/hsc_bonus_points.main

Accomm at SCU Lismore Campus
Accommodation: Posted 30-8-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Wilson College have sent flyers on accom, costs and how to apply. For students who are deferring for 2012, you do not apply this year.
For more information, visit www.wilsonscollege.com.au

Early Entry & scholarships - due Tues 6th Sept
Universities: Posted 30-8-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If applying for these you need to have applied online to UAC and if you are applying to CSU, you should be working on your draft responses and allowing time to get them checked. This also applies to scholarship applications.

Deadline for Wollongong's Early Entry is Thurs 1st
Universities: Posted 30-8-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Remember you need to go online to do this with September 1st as the closing date.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/future/earlyentry/index.html

Jobs in the Army Navy, Airforce Info Night 1st Sep
Job vacancies: Posted 29-8-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Beersheba Barracks. 6.30pm. Need to reserve a place for you and a parent. Jobs in medicine, engineering, apprenticeships etc. See attachment for details.
defence_jobs.pdf

Billy Blue's Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 29-8-11 Deadline - No Deadline
This is a excellent opportunity to get great ideas and feedback from Billy Blue lecturers on your current portfolio. Our Course & Career Advisors along with our lecturers from industry and current students will be available on the day to answer all your queries and provide valuable insights regarding our courses and your career pathways. Information on scholarships will also be available. Bring your family and friends and learn more about the working world of design Including; Communication Design Digital Media, Web and Interactive Branded Fashion Branded Environment
Commercial and Residential Interiors. When:Saturday 17th September 2011 11am - 1pm Where:Billy Blue's Sydney Campus Level 8, 171 Pacific Highway North Sydney

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

Apprenticeships in aviation & engineering
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 29-8-11 Deadline - No Deadline
I have received information on apprenticeships in metal fabrication, fitting and machining, avionics, mechanical and structural aeroskills. These are positions for 2012 that will be recruited for BAE Systems, Fast Jet, Nowra Rotary Wing and possibly Tamworth. The program is a defence contractor related program, and the successful applicants will be accommodated at the Tamworth Airport in the BAE facility for the duration of their training. Additionally they are paid a wage, it averages about 300 pw. See me for details and application forms. They MUST be applied for this week.

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