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Early entry at Australian Catholic Uni
Universities: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Have a read about ACU's program for later this year in Term 3.
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/acu_national/why_choose_acu/choosing_the_right_university_to_attend/early_entr

GAP year 2011 - Lattitude- applications open
General: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Lattitude advise that: Applications are now open for placements in 2011 and the priority deadline date is Friday 14 May 2010. Please note: for the best chance of securing their first placement preference, it is advisable that applicants apply by the priority deadline date. We will be mailing you a copy of our 2011 brochure and application form in the next two weeks, but in the meantime please click here to view it.
We have placements in 15 different countries and six different roles are on offer for next year, and we are pleased to announce that placements in Mexico have now been confirmed for 2011. If you have any questions at all about the Lattitude program or any of our placements, please don't hesitate to contact us either by email to info@lattitude.org.au or on 03 9826 6266. Interviews will be held this year in June and July in the following cities:ACT: Canberra NSW: Albury, Armidale, Newcastle, Orange and Sydney
For more information, visit www.lattitude.org.au

BASAIR - trial flight and pilot workshops
Career Choice: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
See poster in Careers Noticeboard.
For more information, visit www.basair.com.au

RFACA LEARN TO FLY SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Career Choice: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Closing Date: 23rd February 2010 Sponsored by: AIRSERVICES AUSTRALIA Value: FOUR Prizes valued at $6000 each (Total prize value $24000) Age: Must be 16 years at announcement of winner Flying Completed: Flying must be completed within twelve months from winning competition. How to enter: Just take a Trial Introductory Flight with an RFACA member Club. How does it work: CFI's will assess each student and choose the top 10% of entrants at each Club. These names will be put into a barrel and the winners will be drawn.


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

AOPA Airservices Australia Flying Training Sch
Scholarships: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
AOPA and Airservices Australia have entered into an agreement to fund three scholarships per year, each to the value of $6,000. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide flying training to accepted standards in the field of general aviation. Applications for the 2010 scholarship close on 30 April 2010.


For more information, visit www.aopa.com.au/information-centre/aopaairservices-australia-scholarships/

Whitehouse Institute of Design
Private Colleges: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Dates to remember for 2010:Jun 25-26 | Sydney Campus Open Days Jun 28 | Melbourne Campus Winter Workshops commence Jul 5 | Sydney Campus Winter Workshops commence Aug 1 | 2011 Bachelor of Design Applications Open
Nov 22-23 | Sydney Campus Graduate Exhibition & Parade



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

Raffles College Bachelor of Accountancy degree
Career Choice: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Raffles College of Design and Commerce New Degree - Bachelor of Accountancy.This new degree was accredited last month by the NSW Department of Education and Training.




For more information, visit raffles.studentnet.edu.au/index.php/Accountancy/Bachelor-of-Accountancy.html

Career in radio
Career Choice: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
AFTRS Introduction to Radio 13 - 17 year olds: AFTRS Introduction to Radio course is an exciting, fun and informative 2 day holiday workshop for enthusiastic and talented teens. Using AFTRS state of the art facilities, participants will have the opportunity to develop and produce their own radio show. This course is taught by leading industry stars and will give you the chance to have fun and learn from the experts. The course will cover the following: Sounding great on the mike, How to use and work the studio equipment, How to develop and put together your own radio show, Writing and interviewing for radio, Going Live to Air. April 12/13th. APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Mar 26 2010




For more information, visit aftrs.edu.au/courses/course-search/open-course-detail.aspx?id=3741

Lunchtime uni talk Wed 10th Feb
Universities: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are in Year 12 now and have any questions before they Uni Roadshow next week, I will be in M1 on Wednesday from 12.50 -1.10 to discuss university as an option and answer any questions before the Uni Roadshow next Tuesday afternoon eg applying, early entry, what if I don't get into uni etc. Bring your lunch and bring a friend.

Ex-students off to uni
General: Posted 8-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
To all those students from the class of 2008 and 2009 heading off to university at this time, I wish you all the best as you start this new stage in your life. Good luck.

2 local apprenticeships available now
Job vacancies: Posted 4-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
A local Tamworth company is looking for Metal Fabrication Welder and Fitter & Turner apprentices. See me for details. This may be of interest to ex-students and anyone in Yr 12 who wants to leave school.

Want an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 4-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you or someone you know wants an apprenticeship when you leave school, is interested in a job involving Electrical work, is interested in a job involving Mechanical work, is interested in a job involving Engineering work that has great job prospects and if have good Maths skills. GUEST SPEAKERS will be in the AV Room at 11.00 on Friday 5th February will explain some options for you. You must give your name to me if you wish to attend.


GAP year optons in 2011
Career Choice: Posted 4-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
Are you are thinking of taking a gap year and wondering what options exist to travel or work or volunteer overseas? Go to the page called Gap Year Options on the McCarthy Careers website to find out more. There is a powerpoint presentation there as well as a link to a list of organisations.
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/careers/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57

Work and trave to the USA
Career Choice: Posted 4-2-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are aged 17-26 and want to work with children and travel to the USA, the organisation called Cultural Care Au Pair will be holding an information meeting on Saturday 20th Feb 10-12pm at Newcastle LIbrary in 10 Laman St. Ring 1800 677 272 to reserve a place or find out more or go to the website to register.
For more information, visit www.culturalcare.com.au

Book sale of senior textbooks/study guides 1st Feb
School Matters: Posted 27-1-10 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be the last chance to sell your Prelim year textbooks to the incoming Year 11s and to sell any leftover HSC material to new Year 12s who were away at the end of last year. THis will be on Monday 1st February 9.00-9.45 in the hall. There will be over 120 Year 11s looking for textbooks etc. Make sure you have change and set realistic prices. Remind anyone you see about this and if you cannot be there, arrange for someone to sell your items.

Direct application to UNE closes today
Universities: Posted 27-1-10 Deadline - 27-1-10
It's not too late to apply directly to UNE to begin study in Semester 1. If you haven't yet applied you need to apply online today. The last day to apply is Wednesday 27 January. This is NOT for students going through UAC.

For more information, visit www.une.edu.au/for/future-students/apply09.php

Accommodation in Sydney
Accommodation: Posted 21-1-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are looking for accommodation in Sydney in 2010, I have a list of short term temporary options that may help if you do not have anything organised.

Accommodation in Newcastle in 2010
Accommodation: Posted 21-1-10 Deadline - No Deadline
An ex-McCarthy student is currently looking for 2 female housemates for 2010 to share a beautiful 3 bedroom house, 15 minute walk to the uni, $140 per week including phone and internet. Anyone interested can contact Jordon on 0402 716 485 or Julie on 67 653 588 for details

Uni offers available today (Wed)
Universities: Posted 20-1-10 Deadline - No Deadline
As you know, UAC offers will be available online tonight from 9pm and will appear in newspapers tomorrow. If you receive an offer, please please make sure you follow the instructions carefully and keep all documents and letters somewhere safe, especially if you are deferring.

What if I don't get into a course at university?
Universities: Posted 20-1-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you do not receive an offer this week, there are still options available to you. I have a list of about 6 options which may or may not suit you. Please contact me with an email if this applies to you.

Reminder about the deadline- changing preferences
Universities: Posted 4-1-10 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to change your course preferences for the Main Round of offers now that you have your ATAR, you MUST do it before the deadline of midnight on Wednesday 6th January 2010.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Deadline: changing preferences for Main Round
Universities: Posted 24-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Change your course preferences for the Main Round of offers by midnight on Wednesday 6 January 2010. If you have any questions, please email me or visit the uni information days on 5th January.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Accommodation in Newcastle
Accommodation: Posted 24-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you or someone you know is heading to Newcastle and is looking for accommodation please contact me as I know of something that is available from late January. I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

ATAR really low and want to go to University??
HSC: Posted 17-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have received a lower than hoped for ATAR and wanted to go to university, read on and if this applies to someone you know, please let them know. Your low ATAR may seem like the end of the world today and you may feel upset, angry and embarassed. If you or someone you know is in this situation, please seek advice. There are many options available. I have developed a list of things to consider to maximise your chances of getting into a unversity course and changing your preferences to UAC (eg considering regional points bonus schemes, various university HSC bonus point schemes etc) and quite a few alternative pathways to university. You can ring the school (67610800) to make an appointment or email me with a contact phone number and I will talk to you and your parents if they wish to discuss options open to you.

Good luck with the HSC results and ATARs
HSC: Posted 15-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
It was great to see so many Year 12s at the Awards Ceremony last night and congratulations to those recipients. Best of luck with your HSC results tomorrow and yor ATARs. Remember that I an only an email or phone call away if you need help or advice or want to share your good news.

Sale of second-hand texts/study guides 2010
School Matters: Posted 15-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Monday 1st February (first Monday back at school): 9am to 9.30am in the Hall. This will be an opportunity for you to sell any leftover HSC texts and all your preliminary year texts and study guides to the new Year 11s. Average prices per book should be $10, $15, $20, $25 OR $30 so sellers should have money to provide change and be realistic in setting prices or risk getting stuck with their books. Bring lots of $5 and $10 notes to school on the day and not $50 notes. Put the date in your phone or diary as this will be your last chance to get some money back.

Deferring and pay slips
General: Posted 11-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are intending to defer and will be applying to Centrelink for any kind of benefits, you need to physically keep a copy of every pay slip you receive from every job from the date you graduated. Get a folder or file to put them in. This is very important. DO NOT rely on a group certificate as this will not show wages from November 17 onward.

Job hunting
Job vacancies: Posted 11-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Have you registered with Centrelink to get your Job Seeker Number and then chosen your employment agency? You can also search for jobs on line at many websites. Some are listed half way down the Job Hunting page of the McCarthy Careers website
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/careers/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59

School Certificate Results
School Matters: Posted 11-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you know anyone who was in Year 10 this year, can you please let them know that their School Certificate results are now available to be collected from the Front Office at school. Thank you.

After you get your HSC results and ATAR...
General: Posted 10-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
There are so many places to get advice and help. You can email me, go to the Careers Alert website listed below to search through all the Alerts I have added this year if there is something you need to know or investigate (eg if your ATAR is lower than expected) and go to the McCarthy Careers page on the school website.
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.careersalert.com

Charles Sturt University Information Sessions.
Universities: Posted 10-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Albury-Wodonga 21/12, Bathurst 21/12, Dubbo 22/12, Orange 21/12, Sydney 5/1, Wagga Wagga 21/12.
Attend one of the information sessions or contact them on 1300 135 435 or email info.csu@csu.edu.au if you need advice once you get your ATAR


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

Going to TAFE first and then on to university
TAFE: Posted 10-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
An option for those seeking practical, up-to-date industry skills or who do not immediately qualify for direct entry to university.

For more information, visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/tafeunicredit/

Macquarie University
Universities: Posted 10-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
To help you choose courses and preferences when you know your ATAR: Info Day on January 5 2010.

For more information, visit www.infoday.mq.edu.au

University of Wollongong
Universities: Posted 10-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
To help you choose courses knowing your ATAR. Options Day on January 5 2010.

For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/future/events/UOW065114.html

University of Canberra College.
Universities: Posted 10-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
An option if you miss out on direct entry into university.
Information Sessions: 22nd December, 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th January 2010.

For more information, visit www.canberra.edu.au/dontpanic/information-sessions.html

Stay in Tamworth and study at SCU
Universities: Posted 10-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Southern Cross University distance education: Applications will close on Friday 19th February.

For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au/studyin2010

University of Sydney Start website
Universities: Posted 10-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The tools and important information you need to finalise your UAC preferences are here.

For more information, visit www.usyd.edu.au/start

ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment a
Universities: Posted 10-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Special advisory session on 17 December. Peter Baume Building 42A, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.


For more information, visit billboard.anu.edu.au/event_view.asp?id=53317

Macleay College in 2010
Private Colleges: Posted 10-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you don't want to go to uni and/or want to go to a more hands-on course at a RTO (private college), Macleay have sent their course details for 2010. They also provide information for those who want to go on to university after Macleay (using it as a stepping stone) and you can find out which uni's give credit for the Macleay courses.



For more information, visit www.macleay.edu.au/

Getting your HSC Results - instructions
HSC: Posted 10-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
All the info you need is on the website listed here.
For more information, visit www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/hsc-results-2009.html

Get your HSC Results by SMS at 6am on Wed
HSC: Posted 10-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Receive your results by SMS by sending a text message from your mobile phone with your student number, followed by a space and your PIN to 0427 659 900. If you pre-register, your results will be sent to your mobile phone automatically on Wednesday 16 December at approximately 6.00 am. You can pre-register to receive your results by SMS until Tuesday 15 December. You will receive an acknowledgement of your pre-registration.


Changing UAC preferences
Universities: Posted 9-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Please read uni letters and be aware of the important dates regarding offers and changes of preferences that appear in your UAC book.

Year 12 Muck up photo
School Matters: Posted 9-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you ordered and paid for the muck up photo, they can be collected from the Front Office.

Reminder about Awards Night
School Matters: Posted 9-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be held at the school on Monday 14th Dec. You are asked to be here by 7.15pm if you are receiving an award.

Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Award
Scholarships: Posted 8-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Provides 20 postgraduate students and 20 undergraduates with up to $63,500. Will it be you?
For more information, visit www.endeavour.deewr.gov.au

Games programming
Private Colleges: Posted 8-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
AIE and CIT Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds(Programming) is a 3 year degree. Find out more on their website.

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

The Australian College of Physical Education.
Private Colleges: Posted 8-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Win a $2500 study grant if you apply before 22nd December 2009. Campus tours in December: 7/12 10.30am, 10/12 3.00pm, 14/12 10.30am, 17/12 3.00pm.

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

Has your chosen course been changed or cancelled?
Universities: Posted 8-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
There have been some changes to university courses since the publication of the UAC 2010 Guide. Check online.


For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/updates/index.shtml

Whitehouse Institute of Design Bachelor of Design.
Private Colleges: Posted 8-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Design Foundation Workshops, suitable for school students, 11 - 15 January. PivotPoint/Whitehouse Workshops 18 - 22 January.

For more information, visit whitehouse-design.edu.au

University of New England Campus Tours
Universities: Posted 8-12-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during December and January. Contact them to book.

For more information, visit www.une.edu.au/for/future-students/tours.php

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