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Careers in Sport Workshops at Sydney Olympic Park
Career Choice: Posted 18-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Dates: 8 & 30 March, 5 April, 3, 11 & 24 May, 8 & 14 June. Location: Sports House, 6A Figtree Drive Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127. Cost is $30 per student. Students and parents are welcome to attend individually or as part of a group. Email julie.stafford@sportnsw.com.au or call 8116 9737 or 0405 841 016

For more information, visit www.sportnsw.com.au/epages/ecornerhosting.sf/?ObjectPath=/Shops/sportnsw/Categories/Education

ADFA Education Award - Applications Close 28 Febru
Scholarships: Posted 18-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: presented to Year 12 students in recognition of leadership potential, and academic and sporting achievements during Year 11. Prize: a laptop computer and certificate, along with a plaque of recognition for your school.
There is no obligation to accept an offer to attend ADFA if you win. Contact: 13 19 01 or www.defencejobs.gov.au

For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/adfa/howToApply/educationAward.aspx

Workshops: Digital Media, Film & Television, Mus
Career Choice: Posted 18-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Free Introductory High School Student Workshops. What: hands-on workshops in Digital Media, Film & Television or Music Industries. Who: year 10, 11 or 12 high school student in Sydney. When: Sydney 11th & 12th July 2011, 9.00am to 4.00pm Where: JMC Academy Sydney Campus, 41 Holt Street Surry Hills Register: 02 9281 8899 or http://www.jmcacademy.edu.au/Workshop-Booking.cfm
www.jmcacademy.edu.au
For more information, visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au/News/2011-07-11/Free-Introductory-High-School-Student-Workshops.cfm

Kenvale courses and scholarships: guest speaker
Private Colleges: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out about their courses in Hospitality and Event Management and Commercial Cookery, scholarships etc at recess next Thursday 17th February in A4.
For more information, visit www.kenvale.edu.au/Text/1251959575448-0039/

Apprenticeship thru the defence force. Earn $$$$$
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out how to get trade qualifications and earn more than the usual apprentice. COme along to a talk at Thursday lunchtime. In the meantime visit the website.
For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/search/default.aspx?q=trades

Defence Force visit Thursday 17th Feb
Career Choice: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Representatives from the Defence Forces will be here to talk to students about joining the army, navy or airforce. You can goin via general entry, officer entry or trade entry.
For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au

Raffles College of Design and Commerce, North Sydn
Private Colleges: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Courses in: Art & Design, Animation, Design Management, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Games Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Multimedia Design, New Media and Digital Film, Photography, Accountancy, Finance, Hospitality, Management and Marketing. Contact: 02 9922 4278

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

Apprenticeship & Traineeship Jobs – New Vacancie
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: industries include – Automotive, Business, Hospitality, Building & Trade, Horticulture, Green Sustainable jobs and Australian Indigenous apprenticeships.

For more information, visit www.wpcgroup.org.au/index.php/career-centre/current-vacancies

TAFE - Sydney Institute - 2011 Student Scholarship
TAFE: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Deadline extended! What: scholarships available in - Electrical & Electronics, Food & Beverage, Patisserie & Baking, Commercial Cookery, Human Resources. For: students with a background of educational disadvantage or financial difficulty. When: apply by 23 February. Contact: 1300 360 601 or
For more information, visit www.sit.nsw.edu.au/scholarships/?

Australian Coast Guard Maritime Academy
Career Choice: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Commencing in July 2011 on Cockatoo Island, Sydney. The Academy will target core training markets in Commercial Maritime Operations, Marine Tourism, Maritime Search & Rescue, Youth Development and Recreational Boating.
Ideal Gap Year – Become a Maritime Cadet.

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

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website has over 3,300 job and training descriptions. Check out the site if you are interested in gaining an apprenticeship.
For more information, visit www.aapathways.com.au

Careers in Accounting: Cadetships
Career Choice: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Institute of Chartered Accountants 2011 High School Student Cadetship Evening: Wednesday 18 May from 4.30pm, Sydney Convention Centre. This is a free event for year 12 students to meet and network with about 30 firms that are offering cadetships in 2012. It is an excellent opportunity for the students to build contacts, learn the application dates and receive tips for the recruitment process. Students can register for the event online at
For more information, visit www.charteredaccountants.com.au/students

RCNA Nursing and Health Expo - NSW
Career Choice: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Explore future career possibilities! Exhibitors range from universities and TAFE, hospitals, health & related services and specialty nursing groups. This year they are showcasing healthy lifestyles with well known trainer and healthy lifestyle advocate Michelle Bridges conducting workshops on staying fit and healthy. Come along and meet Michelle, and learn more about the nursing profession. Where: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday 27 March 2011. Call 1800 061 660 for details



RCNA Nursing and Health Expo - NSW
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Explore future career possibilities! Exhibitors range from universities and TAFE, hospitals, health & related services and specialty nursing groups. This year they are showcasing healthy lifestyles with well known trainer and healthy lifestyle advocate Michelle Bridges conducting workshops on staying fit and healthy. Come along and meet Michelle, and learn more about the nursing profession. Where: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday 27 March 2011. Call 1800 061 660 for details



Sydney Film School
Private Colleges: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
SFS offers VET Fee-HELP assistance for the Diploma of Screen & Media. What: for eligible local students. When: Applications for courses commencing February 21 close on 11th of February 2011. Contact: info@sydneyfilmschool.com or 02 9698 2244.

For more information, visit www.sydneyfilmschool.com.au/school/apply/local-student-course-fees-and-payment-methods.aspx

NSW Police College Open Day 2011
Career Choice: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
When: Sunday 20 February 2011, 9am-3pm. Where: NSW Police College, McDermott Drive, Goulburn, NSW. More Information: Call 1800 222 122

For more information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au/recruitment/upcoming_events

EA Ski & Snowboard Training Instructor Internship
Job vacancies: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Programs now available in Canada, USA, Japan, Australia, & New Zealand (coming soon). Open to all abilities - beginners are most welcome. Priced from - US$4950. Open to any school leavers. Contact: sstraining@educatingadventures.com

For more information, visit www.easkiandsnowboard.com

Australian Navy, Army and Air Force Cadets
Career Choice: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
As a cadet you’ll learn leadership, team building and survival skills that will set you up for life. There are close to 25,000 cadets and cadet staff in 450 units throughout Australia – so there’s bound to be one near you.

For more information, visit www.cadetnet.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx

ANTIPODEANS - a gap year opportunity
General: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Antipodeans Abroad specialises in educational and student volunteer travel programs with a purpose. Their GapBreak program takes students to the heart of the local people and their culture making their travel experience rewarding and inspiring. Their educational travel programs are designed around developing young Australians. Leadership, personal challenge, cultural immersion and responsible travel have been the focus of their educational travel programs for over 15 years.
For more information, visit www.antipodeans.com.au

The Chocolate Experience: TAMWORTH.
Private Colleges: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
For those interested in a career in Hospitality Management, Event Management, Commercial Cookery or Hotel Management…or who just like chocolate – come along to learn about chocolate, taste some samples, and hear about Kenvale’s courses. Thursday, February 17, 6.45pm. Best Western Sanctuary Inn, 293 Marius Street, Tamworth. Teachers, parents, students welcome. Please book or we may run out of chocolate! RSVP to Bernie McFarlane on 9314 6213 or mcfarlaneb@kenvale.edu.au
For more information, visit www.kenvale.edu.au

Lattitude Gap year in 2012
General: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Lattitude (formerly Gap Activity Projects) is an organisation which arranges gap year placements of up to one year. Applications for 2012 are now open. The deadline for applications is 22 June. Interviews are held in July-August. To find out more check out the website or collect a brochure from me in the Careers Room.
For more information, visit www.lattitude.org.au

Blue Mountains Internat Hotel Management School
Private Colleges: Posted 11-2-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Open day is 10.00 - 3.00 Sat 19th Feb at Leura to find out about their courses in hospitality management.
For more information, visit www.hotelschool.com.au

Senior textbook and study guide sale - Yr 12 2010
School Matters: Posted 28-1-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have Preliminary Year books and any HSc books left to sell, you can do so on Friday 4th Feb in the hall at lunchtime from 12.40 to 1.15. There will be over 10 0new Yr 11 studentws and some Yr 12s still after books. If you are working, you may be able to work your lunch break around this time. Please bring $5 and $10 notes for change. Please tell anyone from your year that you see or talk to to spread the word.

Office job - suit gap year student
Job vacancies: Posted 28-1-11 Deadline - No Deadline
A local accounting firm is looking to employ a responsible and reliable ex-student to do administrative office duties starting as soon as possible. This may suit someone who is looking at studying accountancy in the future or it may lead to an office traineeship in the future if the applicant is not looking at a uni career. Please take your resume into Warburtons at 22-24 Bourke St and ask to see Amy McLean asap.

Uni offers for 2011
UAC: Posted 27-1-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Hopefully you received the offer you wanted and are doing what you need to do to accept, defer or reject the offer. If not, hopefully you changed your preferences by Jan26 and will receive an offer in February. Yes, it is possible to receive more than one offer which gives you choices now and in 2012 if you defer both offers.

Enrolling at TAMWORTH TAFE
TAFE: Posted 27-1-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Tamworth Campus is now open for Semester 1, 2011 enrolments between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Main enrolment days are on Thursday, 27 January 2011 and Friday, 28 January 2011 from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.

To enrol, visit the front office in A Block and a staff member will direct you to the appropriate enrolling officer (teacher) for the course you wish to undertake.


For more information, visit www.newengland.tafensw.edu.au/location/tamworth/

Last days for Early February & Final Round applica
UAC: Posted 19-1-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Late applications for semester 1, 2011 study close at midnight on Thursday 3 February. Late fees apply and some courses may have closed, so check the course search before applying. There will not be many offers made in the last rounds.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

UAC offers - not happy?
UAC: Posted 19-1-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you did not receive an offer or have changed your mind you can apply for an Early February Round offer if the course has vacancies. See those with a V beside their name in the paper. Changes to course preferences for consideration in the Early February Round can be made between Wednesday 19 January and Wednesday 26 January.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/faq/change-preference.shtml

UAC offers
UAC: Posted 19-1-11 Deadline - No Deadline
I hope you are happy and have received the offer you wanted. If not, please read my other alerts today.

Important UAC deadlines
UAC: Posted 4-1-11 Deadline - No Deadline
The deadline for changing your preferences is 6 January to be considered for the Main Round of offers so the advice is to put whatever your dream course is as your first preference by then. Use all your 9 preferences and make sure your last one had a very low ATAR in 2010 as we don't know if ATARs for each courses will go up or down for 2011 applicants. Also UAC advises that Early January Round offers will be available on this website from 9am on Wed 5 Jan 2011.

For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/

Best wishes for Christmas and 2011
General: Posted 22-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Now that the HSC results and ATARs are out, for some it will be a matter of finding a job and for others it will be making decisions about courses at uni or TAFE. I wish you all the best and if I can help you in any way, please email me.

Accommodation in Sydney in 2011
Accommodation: Posted 22-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Accoommodation is available in Drummoyne: 2 unfurnished bedrooms in a 3 bedroom house near a bus route (Victoria Road) to get you to the city for work or study at Sydney or UTS or Macquarie Uni. Available from the end of January. $150-$160 per person plus expenses. Please ring Mrs Nolan on 67613595 for details.

Youth Allowance & Centrelink
Universities: Posted 16-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Hopefully you read the recent email about the current situation. I strongly suggest 2 things: check with Centrelink about YOUR family circumstances and what applies to you and if working, keep a copy of EVERY pay slip between graduation in November this year and May 2012 to show Centrelink if applying for IYA.

Bridging Courses Pre-University 2011
Universities: Posted 16-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
What: take a course to improve your level of knowledge before you start your degree. You can vist this site for contact details for each uni or UAC at: http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/institutions/
For more information, visit www.mhscareers.com/University.html

Year 12 - What next?
General: Posted 16-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
To find out the huge range of options open to Year 12 leavers, visit this site eg jobs, apprenticeships, further study at TAFE, college or uni; working and learning etc
For more information, visit www.year12whatnext.gov.au/

How to pay for uni (HECS-HELP)
Universities: Posted 16-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you enrol in a Commonwealth supported place at uni or apply for a FEE-HELP loan you must have obtained and read a copy of the relevant booklet. Your provider will supply you with a copy of the booklet. If you want to plan ahead and know what is involved and your options, I have copies of the booklets which arrived today or you can go to the website.
For more information, visit www.goingtouni.gov.au/Main/Resources/PublicationsAndLinks/FormsPublications.htm

HSC and ATARs - who to call or contact
UAC: Posted 16-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
By now you will have received your HSC results and ATARs. If you have questions about the HSC results, you can ring the Board of Studies on 13 11 12. If you have questions about the ATAR, the ATAR Enquiry Centre phone number is 02 8736 5900. If you have questions about your options, especailly if your ATAR is higher or lower than expected, please contact me via email as I will have resources and suggestions(especially for those who want to go to uni but whose ATARs indicate that this may not be possible). Also many universities will have advice days in the first week of January before the deadline of changing Main Round preferences on 6th January.

HSC results/ATARs - best wishes & help available
HSC: Posted 14-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
I wish Year 12 all the best in receiving your results and ATARs. If you, or someone you know, is disappointed with their ATAR and still wishes to go to university, please see me as there are quite a few options available which I know about and can suggest. This is the week when I often see students who are very disappointed and embarassed, either on their own or with a parent. Please ring or email me if you find yourself in this situation.

Jobs in Tuesday's Leader
Job vacancies: Posted 14-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
IT Suport Trainee and Parks & Garden Apprentice with Tamworth Regional Council, apprenticeships (chef, elctrician, fitter machinist, mechanical fitter, motor mechanic,) juior tades assistant in a heavy vehicle workshop, junior welder, caual labourer, courier driver, casual fast food jobs etc.

Cancer Council wants volunteers in CMF
General: Posted 13-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
The Cancer Council of NSW is looking for volunteers to assist with their stall in Peel Street and at an event at AELEC during the Country Music Festival. If you can spare a few hours, a day or several please cll them on 67630900 or ddrop in to Shop 2 218 Peel St. THis will look great on your resume and give you some thing to mention in scholarship & college applications in Term 3 as many ask for examples of your involvement in both the school and in the community. You will receive a certificate showing your assistance. It is also a good opportunity to be involved for a worthy organisation that helps many Australians.

Changes: independence for Youth Allowance & ABST
General: Posted 13-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
This factsheet provides information about the changes to independence criteria for Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY from 1 January 2011.

For more information, visit www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/publications/st089.htm

Diploma in Law Course:Sydney Uni (Law alternative)
Career Choice: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
A pathway to legal practice for students with a minimum ATAR of 68.9 and can be done part time or by external study. A brochure has arrived for the Summer 2010 /11 semester. Over 1300 students are currently enrolled.
For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/lec

Last day for Main Round applications
Universities: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications for university study next year are still open, and must be in by midnight on Friday 10 December to be guaranteed consideration for the Main Round. Make sure all your relevant documents have been provided to UAC by 14 January 2011.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

All about your ATAR booklet
Universities: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
2010 NSW HSC students can now read and download the new All about your ATAR booklet that explains what the ATAR is and how it's calculated, and has answers to the most commonly asked questions.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/documents/atar/All-About-Your-ATAR.pdf

ATAR Enquiry Centre
Universities: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
UAC's ATAR Enquiry Centre will be open between Thursday 16 December and Friday 31 December 2010 (excluding weekends and public holidays). Opening hours are listed on UAC's ATAR information page and students will be able to call the centre on (02) 8736 5900. Specific questions about which courses to choose should be directed to those institutions or by attending the Info Days in early January.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Raffles College of Design and Commerce
Career Choice: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
What: Holiday workshops - 5 days of fun plus a valuable learning experience.When: 10 - 14 January 2011. Subjects: Art & Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Animation, Games Design and Photography.
Contact: 9922 4278 or contact@raffles.edu.au

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

Don't get conned by your employer
Job vacancies: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Frequently Asked Questions from NSW Industrial Relations
What: Useful for young people looking for work over the holidays.

For more information, visit www.youngpeopleatwork.nsw.gov.au/Looking_for_work/Dont_get_conned.html

One option if you don't get into Newcastle Uni
Universities: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Newstep Program – Alternative Entry at Newcastle University
What: One-year program for 17-20 year olds with insufficient marks in the HSC.Where: Callaghan campus in Newcastle and Ourimbah campus on the Central Coast. Contact: 1800 353 775 or enabling@newcastle.edu.au There are other options I know about if they are needed.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/students/foundation-studies/newstep/

Difficult interview questions
Job vacancies: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Here is some advice on what to say in interviews.
For more information, visit www.careerfaqs.com.au/job-interview-tips/1101/How-to-answer-interview-questions

Five hottest jobs for 2011
Career Choice: Posted 10-12-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you’re considering your career options and want to know what jobs show the best prospects, you might be interested in a recent IBISWorld report revealing which Australian industries are expected to demonstrate the strongest employment and wages growth in the years 2011 to 2016.

For more information, visit www.careerfaqs.com.au/employment-news/1685/five-hottest-jobs-for-2011%20

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