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Correct link to Newcastle Open Day program
Universities: Posted 3-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Here is the correct link for you to copy and paste. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Marketing%20and%20Public%20Relations/Future%20Students/2009%20SVD%20program%20NEWC_web.pdf or you can see me to look at my copy. I will be handing out maps in the bus on the way down so you can work out where your talks are.


Bluescope Steel cadet recruitment
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Earn over $27,500 and get an education allowance, accommodation allowance etc all paid. Interviews will be in earlay October and find out if successful on 16th Oct. Start work at the end of January. Apply online. Details on posters in Senior Study.
For more information, visit www.bluescopesteel.com/cadets

Boyce Accounting cadetships in regional NSW
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
An information pack has arrived. This is a great opportunity to live, work and study in various regional cities in NSW.
For more information, visit www.boyceca.com

Sydney COllege of the Arts
Universities: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Get inspiration from the book of students' work and details of their courses eg ceramics,film and digital art, glass, jewellery, painting, photomedia, sculpture etc.
For more information, visit www.sca.usyd.edu.au

Medicine at UWS in 2010
Universities: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Please see me for information on the course and the application process.

UWS course guides for 2010
Universities: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
These have arrived.
For more information, visit www.uws.edu.au

Ernst & Young Accountancy Cadetships closing in Sy
Career Choice: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Why wait until you’ve graduated to work at a firm like Ernst & Young? As a cadet, you’ll combine your university studies with real work, and gain invaluable experience that could see you return to us full time at a more advanced level than other graduates once you’ve completed your studies. Applications in Sydney close 6 July 2009.


For more information, visit www.ey.com/global/content.nsf/Australia/_Careers_Home

Sail on the Young Endeavour after school
Career Choice: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The ballot for voyages July- December 2009 IS OPEN!So if you are looking for an awesome adventure and are aged 16 - 23 years, Join us for the voyage of a lifetime sailing on tall ship Young Endeavour. No sailing experience is needed.
Our voyages are challenging and exciting and most of all you learn more about yourself and working with others as a team. These are real world skills for life.


For more information, visit www.youngendeavour.gov.au/apply_now/apply_now.php

Discover Engineering Workshop in Newcastle
Career Choice: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?Years 9-12 Students, Parents, Science & Engineering Studies Teachers and anyone interested in a career in Engineering. Professional Engineers influence all aspects of our lives. The Career Seminar will provide students interested in engineering as a future career, with practical first hand knowledge from engineers across the various engineering disciplines who will talk to you about what it is like to be an engineer and how to get started. Disciplines covered include:- Civil Engineering/Surveying- Environmental Engineering- Chemical Engineering-Mechanical Engineering- Electrical Engineering- Structural Engineering
Representatives from The University of Newcastle and The Hunter Institute of TAFE will be available to provide course information. Time 5.30pm – 7.30pm on 4 August
Venue Engineers Australia, Newcastle Division Office, 122 Parry Street, Newcastle West RSVP Numbers Limited so bookings are essential to: Katrina Baker at Newcastle Division OfficeTelephone: (02) 4926 4440


Dept of Ageing,Disability, and Home Care - careers
Career Choice: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
There are few jobs as personally rewarding as those that make a difference in the quality of life experienced by other people. The work is not always easy, but the rewards are attractive and it will bring out the best in you. Look at the options if you want a career where you will make a difference in people's lives.

For more information, visit www.dadhc.nsw.gov.au/dadhc/careers/

Charles Sturt University iDAY in Sydney
Universities: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Saturday 29 August 2009 – 10am to 4pm at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney: The purpose of iDAY 2009 is to help students, including those in year 10 and 11 to select a university that is not only recognised as a leading communication education provider, but has an un-surpassed record when it comes to the all-important criteria of graduate employment. Over the last five years, iDAY has attracted hundreds of students and parents. As a result, many of those who have attended iDAY have selected CSU as their first university preference.The unique bonus is that you’ll enjoy the opportunity of studying and living in Bathurst or Wagga Wagga on arguably the most student-friendly and fun campuses in Australia. If you are considering university next year, iDAY 2009 is a must-attend event and will be invaluable in providing you with the information you need to make one of the most important decisions of your life. There will be two information sessions: 10.30am and 1.30pm. Admission is absolutely FREE and you can win an iPod just by attending!




For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/special/iday/

Electrical Engineering Cadetships: Country Energy
Career Choice: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - 31-7-09
Country Energy is offering 2 cadetships where you enrol in uni to do a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and do full time work experience with CE in your semester breaks. Ideally you have done Physics and possibly Ext 1 Maths. CE pays your uni fees and textbooks plus you can continue working with them when you graduate. Applications for 2010 are open now until 31 July. 1800 255 777 or visit website.
For more information, visit www.countryenergy.com.au/careers

Resumes to get you a scholarship or a job
General: Posted 30-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Come to the AV Room at 12.50 on Thursday to find out what employers and universities expect and look for. Create a resume that won't end up in a bin.

Newcastle Uni money & notes due 1st July
Universities: Posted 30-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Last call! The full program is at the link below or see me for a copy to plan to get the most out of the day. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Marketing%20and%20Public%20Relations/Future%20Students/2009%20SVD%20program%20NEWC_web.pdf
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Marketing%20and%20Public%20Relations/Future%20Students/2009%20

Newcastle Uni deadline approaching.
Universities: Posted 29-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I will be ringing final numbers through as promised on July 1st. Those who have paid need to collect programs from me.

University of Canberra
Universities: Posted 29-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Course info for 2010 has arrived.
For more information, visit www.uc.edu.au

Senior First Aid Certificates are here
General: Posted 29-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Please collect Certificate and card from Mrs Barrett

Newcastle Uni Open Day programs
Universities: Posted 26-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Students who have paid their money, can collect the program of lectures and tours from me.

Social Work and Teaching at University of Sydney
Universities: Posted 26-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The 2010 course guide for these courses has arrived. Courses include early childhood, primary and secondary teaching in the areas of PDHPE, English, HSIE, Maths & Science.
For more information, visit www.edsw.usyd.edu.au

CIB Accountants Cadetships
Career Choice: Posted 26-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I received this email: Cadetships are offered to students who have recently, or are about to, complete their HSC & gives an opportunity to attend a combination of full-time or part-time university whilst obtaining on-the-job training. Whilst we have up to 4 positions available, the majority of these will based in our head office at Parramatta.


For more information, visit www.cibaccountants.com.au/employment

Victorian uni open days
Universities: Posted 26-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
See the website. Details of the NSW & Qld ones are on the University page of the school's Career Website
For more information, visit www.vtac.edu.au/opendays.html

Gap year overseas & Youth Allowance
General: Posted 26-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I have received this infro: Places are still available in 2010 with Lattitude Global Volunteering!Even though our deadline has passed we still have over 200 places available in numerous countries for enriching gap year experiences. Projects still available for 2010 include:assisting in hospitals and community centres in Japan teaching in Poland working in an outdoor camp or residential home in the UK supporting disadvantaged communities in South Africa teaching English in Vietnam or China leading adventures in Canadian outdoor campsFor a full listing of projects available see www.lattitude.org.au. Youth Allowance The proposed changes to Youth Allowance recently announced by the Federal Government have understandably created concern for some students wanting to take a gap year from next year. Under the existing system, students need to earn approximately $19,500 within 18 months of finishing school to quality for the Youth Allowance. We currently support our returned volunteers with their applications to Centrelink by providing a statement of earnings, which includes the cost of accommodation and food as supplied by their host and any pocket money earned, that Centrelink include as part of earnings for Youth Allowance eligibility.Under the proposed changes students will need to work 30 hours a week for 18 months (within 2 years of finishing school) to qualify. The Senate are due to vote on the changes, and if approved they will come into effect from 1 January 2010. We are currently discussing options with Centrelink to possibly provide a statement of hours worked during a Lattitude placement as part of any new requirements, if implemented. We will keep you updated with any confirmed changes and approvals we obtain. With the proposed eligibility changes to requiring students to work 30 hours a week for 18 months, most students will need to defer their uni placements for two years to qualify. At present Australian universities generally allow placements to be deferred for 12 months only, which has been another concerning implication of the proposed changes. It's pleasing to see that one of Melbourne's universities recently announced they will now allow students to defer to two years and several other universities are considering offering the same. New country for 2010 - Japan!
We have exciting new projects opening up in Japan from March 2010! Volunteers will be able to gain invaluable experience for future medical or health related studies working in various departments in local hospitals, including Red Cross Hospitals. Opportunities are also available to really support the locals helping out in community homes and centres.

For more information, visit www.lattitude.org.au

UMAT - talk
Universities: Posted 26-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Everyone who has registered to sit the UMAT on 29th July in Armidale is invited to a talk by Jordon Stanley who has sat for UMAT, can tell you about it and can answer any questions. She will also be able to talk about getting into Medicine. Come to M1 at 12.50 and bring your lunch.

RSA & RCG Certificates have arrived.
General: Posted 26-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Please collect these from me in person.

Diploma of Tourism Management - in NZ!
Private Colleges: Posted 25-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian Students reach new heights in Queenstown, NZ :
Australia's future tourism leaders took to New Zealand's ski slopes this month as part of their Queenstown-based Diploma of Adventure Management. Get a first hand introduction to the snow industry from one of NZ's largest ski providers as well as a snowboard lesson. The diploma is the only one of its kind in Australiasia. If your family are taking advantage of the cheap airfares across the Tasman the next school holidays Pop in for a personalise tour. Contact Duncan Sadlier on Duncan.sadlier@qrc.ac.nz or skype Duncan to arrange a time. Visit the website
For more information, visit www.queenstownresortcollege.com

Australian Catholic University -B Physiotherapy
Universities: Posted 25-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree will now commence in 2011 at North Sydney MacKilliop Campus. Delay due to anaotomy labs that are necessary to enhance practical skills throughout the degree. For more information please contact Stephanie Lorenzo, Promotions and Recruitment Officer, Faculty of Health Sciences on (02) 97392140 or email stephanie.lorenzo@acu.edu.au
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au

15 minute Resume writing workshop
General: Posted 24-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be held in the AV Room at 12.45 on Thursday 2nd July. Bring your lunch. Everyone will need a resume at some stage: applying for fulltime or part time jobs, college accommodation, scholarships etc.

Williams Business College in North Sydney
Private Colleges: Posted 24-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
THeir course booklets have arrived. They offer: Management courses Marketing courses Secretarial and Business courses Hospitality and Tourism courses Legal secretarial majors Events management majors Human resources majors Financial control majors
For more information, visit www.williams.edu.au

Early Entry Schemes - evaluation forms
Universities: Posted 24-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Today I have placed copies of last year's forms on the side of the Assessment locker in the library for you to read. I mentioned this at the year meeting on Monday. Read the criteria on which you will be assessed carefully. Remember the SCU talk at recess on Thursday. Be prompt.

UNE Early Entry scheme
Universities: Posted 24-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Read what they look for on the website.
For more information, visit www.une.edu.au/for/future-students/landing/earlyentry.php

CSU Open Days
Universities: Posted 24-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
At the Albury, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and Wagga campuses, every day is open day. You just need to ring 1800 334733 to book a campus tour for you and your parents. The July holidays are a great time to do this before you get busy in Terms 3 and 4.
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au

Actors College of Theatre and Television
Private Colleges: Posted 24-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Full time and short courses - see the website.
For more information, visit www.actt.edu.au/

Live Train & Work in Tamworth Expo
Career Choice: Posted 24-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Tuesday 30th June 5.30-7.30 at the Town Hall. They have talks including one by Centrelink on Youth Allowance during the evening at the UNE building next to the town hall. If you will be looking for a job in Tamworth next year (office, hospo, banking, council, childcare, real estate, trade etc) this is a great chance to go along, see what is available and introduce yourself. Ask when they advertise or will be looking for workers.

Live Train & Work in Tamworth Expo
Career Choice: Posted 24-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Tuesday 30th June 5.30-7.30 at the Town Hall. They have talks including one by Centrelink on Youth Allowance during the evening at the UNE building next to the town hall. Brochures will be given out in Home Room on Thursday 25th June.

Cultural Care Au Pair info meeting in Newcastle
General: Posted 24-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
See poster in Careers Noticeboard for details if you and your parents want information on this program as an option for a gap year.

AFS Intercultural Programs and exchanges
General: Posted 24-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
There are programs for high school students and for gappers 18+. See me for brochures or visit the website. Several past McCarthy students have done AFS exchanges.
For more information, visit www.afs.org.au

Macleay College
Private Colleges: Posted 24-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Macleay College is conducting a special program of lectures and individual course advice for prospective students, and their families, who are interested in enrolling for the 2010 academic year. This is an opportunity to inspect Macleay's premises and gain comprehensive information about the courses offered which are listed below. Group lectures will be held on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 July 2009. Ring to book a seat on (02) 9360 2033 or email a request to study@macleay.edu.au Course advice appointments can be scheduled throughout the school holidays. Ring to book an appointment on (02) 9360 2033 or email a request to study@macleay.edu.au Courses: BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY EVENT MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING SPORTS MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING BUSINESS MANAGEMENT /MARKETING/ ACCOUNTING) HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT TRAVEL AND TOURISM JOURNALISM ADVERTISING BOOK EDITING AND PUBLISHING


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

Southern Cross Uni Guest Speaker - Thursday
Universities: Posted 23-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to find out about courses, accomm, the STAR early entry scheme come to A1 at the start of recess to meet Glenn. Hear what he has to say and this is your chance to ask questions so read up on the courses that interest you before you come along.
For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au

NEW CHILD CARE & ACCOUNTING COURSES
Private Colleges: Posted 23-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Endorsed by the Australian Government in December 2008, Bedford College is one of the first training providers to be approved by the Australian Government to deliver the new Diploma and Certificate of Children's Services courses to students.This means that Bedford students will receive the very latest qualification when they graduate and there will be no need for them to update their training in the near future. ACCOUNTING AVAILABLE IN 2010We are very excited to announce that in 2010, we are introducing a new course for students – The Diploma of Accounting.This is due to an increase in demand of students specifically interested in Accounting/Financial careers.The Diploma of Accounting will be offered full time and will take one year(40 weeks) for students to complete.We are currently in negotiations with several universities so that students can enter into a Bachelor of Accounting/Finance upon completion of their diploma at Bedford College with credit into the degree.

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

John Flynn Medical Students Placement Program
Scholarships: Posted 23-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you will be in the first or second year of a medical degree in 2010, you may be eligible for a place in the John Flynn Placement Program. Each year medical students enrolled in accredited medical courses at one of 20 participating universities can apply for a place in the program. From 2009, 300 new placements will be available each year.There is one application intake each year, which is generally between February and April. Once accepted on the JFPP, students are placed with a rural doctor and a local contact person for a minimum of two full weeks per year, normally over a four year period. Students are placed in the same community each year and are expected to complete the entire eight weeks of placements by the last holiday period following completion of their medical course.Students work closely with a rural doctor in a wide variety of health settings and experience one on one mentoring. This type and level of mentoring for students is unique and will supplement the experience of a University clinical rotation in a hospital or general practice.The JFPP covers the cost of travel and accommodation for students to go on placement and ACRRM provides assistance with these arrangements. In addition to this students are paid $500 per week to cover food and living expenses during the placement.


For more information, visit www.acrrm.org.au/main.asp?NodeID=29510

Apprenticeships with Qantas Engineering
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 23-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Qantas Engineering is currently reviewing its apprenticeship requirements for 2010. Once this review is complete we will contact all interested people who have lodged an expression of interest.If you are interested in the 2010 Qantas Apprentice Program, please lodge an expression of interest.If you have any questions please email apprenticetraining@qantas.com.au

For more information, visit careers.qantas.com.au/apprentices.aspx

BlueScope Steel Cadet Program - great chance
Career Choice: Posted 23-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
BlueScope Steel offers cadetships to students with superior academic results from their Higher School Certificate who are just about to begin, or who have just started, their undergraduate studies.The cadetships are mostly offered on a part time basis with the degree studies undertaken at the University of Wollongong or the University of New South Wales. On-line applications for 2010 cadetships will be activated from 1 July 2009.If you are interested in applying for a BlueScope Steel cadetship or finding out more information please email steeladl.recruiting.au@capgemini.com




For more information, visit careers.bluescopesteel.com/index.cfm?objectid=621106E3-0901-D8B5-4D4F99E7EEDB1E43

Integral Energy Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 23-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Integral Energy is one of the largest employers of Apprentices in Western Sydney and the Illawarra. As part of an Apprenticeship with Integral Energy you will:•Get paid to learn a trade•Work outdoors in a hands-on role•Receive specialised training at our purpose built Training Centre•Work in a secure workplace•Have access to excellent career opportunities•Enjoy fantastic working conditions, including a nine day fortnight Registrations for the Apprentice selection assessments are expected to open July 2009. Assessments will take place at various centres in Western Sydney during August 2009 and further information will be available on the website from 1 July 2009. Note the date in your planner.

For more information, visit www.integral.com.au/apprenticeships/

QUT holiday campus tours
Universities: Posted 23-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Visit during the school holidays for a holiday campus tour.
Each university campus is quite different – in its location, the facilities offered and the 'feeling' of the campus. It can be helpful to visit the campus where you are interested in studying, before you make decisions about where you will study. Knowing your way around the campus before you start studying will help on your first day of university. 29 June – 3 July, 28 September – 2 OctoberMonday to Friday 10am to 12pmMeet at A block (Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses)Meet at J block (Caboolture campus). You have the opportunity to experience QUT first hand through a campus tour with student ambassadors. The tours take approximately half an hour to complete. There is no need to book for the tours, please just meet at the location specified. QUT Open DaySunday 26 July, 9am-3pm, Kelvin Grove campus


For more information, visit www.qut.com/study/futurestudents/events/informationday.jsp

Ind Youth Allowance in the Senate - act now.
Universities: Posted 21-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Last week, Greens Senator Sally Hanson-Young and National Senators Fiona Nash and John Williams all spoke on this matter. Part of Senator Williams speech included: "I can say with confidence that, when this legislation comes to the Senate, the Senate will do its job. We know that we have many here in the Senate to support us. We will get this legislation off to a committee... The Senate will do its job. Amendments will be put through the Senate to protect the education of our country students who wish to commence a tertiary education. The legislation will then go to the House and, if the government do not accept the amendments, they will live with the consequences. If they bring on an election and the parents, the teachers and the students are as angry as I have seen them in meetings that I have attended, the government will face the consequences." You will be voting at the next federal election. You, and anyone else who believes this legislation is unfair, need to let Julia Gillard know now. You can email The Hon Julia Gillard MP at: Julia.Gillard.MP@aph.gov.au If you haven't done this yet, do it now or she will not be aware of the huge groundswell of opposition to this in rural Australia. Make your voice heard and let her know what tomorrow's voters think and how you will be affected. Do it today.
For more information, visit Julia.Gillard.MP@aph.gov.au

Update on changes to the Indep Youth Allowance
Universities: Posted 17-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I received an email from Senator Sarah Hanson-Young's office today. I have attached it and the information she sends so you know where the matter stands at the moment.
Email received on IYA.doc

16 to go!
General: Posted 17-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are one of the 16 Year 12 students who has not yet had a careers interview with me, can you please see me to make an appointment. Also if you have changed your mind since speaking with me, I suggest you do the same.

Careers Room - Friday lunchtime
General: Posted 17-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
To look at anything mentioned in previous Alerts or to ask me any questions, see me on Friday please.

First Aid course - Monday and Tuesday
School Matters: Posted 17-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Please bring both books, especially your completed workbook to A4 for a 3.30 start. If everyone is on time, you will hopefully finish before 7pm on both days. Bring a pen, drink and snack for afternoon tea.

SCU Guest speaker - next week
Universities: Posted 16-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are thinking of Southern Cross Uni as your first choice or a possibility, Glenn Jeffery will be at school next week, with a student ambassador, to speak with interested students. He will be here 10.30 -11.00 on Thursday 25th June. He will discuss courses, answer questions, talk about the early entry scheme (STAR Scheme), scholarships, accommodation and the new campus on the Gold Coast. Please listen to next week's morning memo about where he will be talking at recess - probably in A4. If you can look up there course booklet before the visit, you can ask any questions you think of as you read it.
For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au

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