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UNE scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you really really really want to do a course at UNE as your first preference and want to be considered for a scholarship that UNE is offering, please email me this week. Please don't email me if UNE is not your first choice and is much lower in your preferences. Thanks.

Scholarship at Newcastle Uni - update
Scholarships: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - 23-10-08
Last term I asked that if you were interested in being considered for a scholarship at Newcastle Uni to let me know. Several students did contact me. If you have changed your mind and are now thinking of going to Newcastle Uni and it is your Number 1 preference and you would like to be considered for a scholarships please email me by Thursday 23rd October at the latest.

Tours of SCU campuses
Universities: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Personalised tours for you and your parents are available at the Lismore, Coffs and Tweed campuses. Ring 1800 111 890. Check them out if you are going on schoolies near these campuses.
For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au

New courses at SCU Gold Coast
Universities: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
These include: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of behavioural Science and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).
For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au

Free Careers Advisory Service Dec 17-Jan 9
Career Choice: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The NSW Dept of Education and Training will provide a free service when HSC results are released. You can ring 1300 300 687 or go online.
For more information, visit www.cas.det.nsw.edu.au

GAP year in the USA with Cultural Care Au Pair
Career Choice: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
You need to be between 18-26. The cost is $1085 and you get paid $US176.85 per week plus free room and board. For more details see the brochures at school or ring 1800 677 373 or go to the website.
For more information, visit www.culturalcare.com.au

UQ: new courses
Universities: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
In 2009 they will be offering B Creative Arts, B Education (Primary) and B Education (Middle Years). Go to the website.
For more information, visit www.uq.edu.au/qtac

Rural pharmacy scholarships worth up to $40K
Scholarships: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Thirty scholarships worth $10,000 per year for up to 4 years are on offer. See the website for details.
For more information, visit www.guild.org.au/rural/content.asp?id=204

Kenvale College of Tourism and Hospitality
Private Colleges: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
They offer courses in hosp, tourism and event management from Certificate level to Advanced Diplomas. Students will start work in the industry straight away and will work an average of 20 hours a week and Kenvale prides itself on a 100% employment record.
For more information, visit www.kenvale.edu.au

Griffith Uni Open Day 2008
Universities: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are interested in IT, engineering, science and environmental based degrees at Griffith Uni they have sent a magazine with interesting stories about students, courses and what jobs they can lead to in the real world. Contact me if you want to look at it.
For more information, visit www.griffith.edu.au

Sir Adrian Solomons Law Bursary
Scholarships: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - 29-11-08
If you interested in applying to study law at university next year, you can apply for the $1000 bursary and gain some paid work experience with Everingham Solomons duirng uni holidays. You need to apply with your resume and a covering letter (see the green Careers Book I have out in the last week to help you with this). Closing date is the end of November. There will be interviews in December and the successful applicant must gain entry to an approved law degree when offers are made in January. Please email me if you want more details.

Local apprenticeship available
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are interested in a local apprenticeship, there is one for a fitter machinist at Cargill. Applications closed on 3rd Nov and details were in Saturday's Leader on p24. If you can't get a copy of it, please email me for details. If you don't know what a fitter does, read on: A fitter fits and assembles parts and sub-assemblies made from metal and other materials to make production machinery and other equipment. The work of fitters can be divided into three main areas: marking out work to be done, assembling and installing machines, and maintaining and repairing them. They may be known as bench fitters, diesel fitter mechanics, fitter machinists, fitter welders, fluid power fitters or maintenance fitters. Fitters may shrink-fit parts during assembly, using oxy-acetylene torches and presses, dry ice and carbon dioxide freezing; manufacture, repair and fault-find hydraulic and pneumatic equipment; inspect machinery and make repairs; and erect machinery and equipment on site. So if you, or someone you know, is good with their hands and likes working with machinery this might be a great opportunity.
For more information, visit www.myfuture.edu.au/services/default.asp?FunctionID=5050&ASCO=411211A

Whitehouse Institute of Design
Private Colleges: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Whitehouse have sent me this information: Bachelor of design 2009: Applications are now open to study the Bachelor of Design in 2009 at our campuses in Sydney and Melbourne. Visit courses on the website for course and applicant information as well as application forms, or contact us on 1300 551 433 for a brochure and application pack. Send in your application to our Head Office in Sydney to secure an interview! FEE-HELP approved: The Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is now approved to offer FEE-HELP to all students applying for the 2009 Bachelor of Design program. For more information on FEE-HELP visit the website.
For more information, visit www.whitehouse-design.edu.au

Bond Uni - physio, ex sci, sports science etc
Universities: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Physiotherapy, Exercise Science, Sports Management and Sports Science at Bond Uni in 2009: Bachelor of Exercise Science Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Sports Management Bachelor of Sports Management Bachelor of Sports Science Master of Sports Science (coursework) - Contact Prof Greg Gass: ggass@bond.edu.au for details. Master of Sports Management (coursework): New Structure for 2009 - Contact Prof Shayne Quick: squick@bond.edu.au for details. Doctor of Physiotherapy, (currently undergoing accreditation with the Australian Physiotherapy Council) - Contact Ms Jenny Dimento: jdimento@bond.edu.au for details.
For more information, visit www.bond.edu.au

Bedford College and VET FEE-HELP
Private Colleges: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Bedford College have sent this info: VET FEE-HELP is an extension of the Australian Government’s FEE-HELP scheme to provide loans to students to assist them to pay their tuition fees. We have been fortunate to be one of the few colleges approved as a VET FEE-HELP Provider. This means that in 2009, VET FEE-HELP will be available to students completing a Diploma course at Bedford College. This is fantastic news for students! See te VET FEE-HELP information flyer.
For more information, visit www.bedford.edu.au
VET FEEHELP INFO.pdf

P Platers - short course on looking after your car
School Matters: Posted 19-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
TAFE's Transport Section - Light Vehicles has put together this short, sharp program aimed at P Platers learning to maintain their motor vehicles. Please see the attached flyer outlining the topic areas that the course will cover. This is a first for Tamworth Campus.
Maintain Vehicle.pdf

Good luck Year 12
School Matters: Posted 15-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
I wish you the best of luck in the exams and hope they are a stepping stone on your journey to achieve your goals.

TAFE deadline of Oct 31st for popular courses
TAFE: Posted 15-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Remember not to leave applications for the very popular Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses until the last minute or miss the deadline. Check the TAFE website below for which courses this applies to and download the application form. It must be sent to the TAFE campus where your first preference is offered eg if you want to do Diploma in Graphic Design at the Newcastle campus you must send your application form to that campus by Friday 31st Oct. This is relevant if you really want to do the course or if you don't get in to a certain uni course because your UAI is too low or you cannot afford a similar course at a private college or provider. Ring 131601 or go to the website for details.
For more information, visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/howex/servlet/Course?Command=GetApplicationCourses

Careers Alerts will still be coming this term
School Matters: Posted 15-10-08 Deadline - No Deadline
I am currently on long service leave. However you will shortly be receiving the first Careers Alert with information that has been sent to me. If you need to contact me before November 11, please do so via email and I will get back to you. After then I will be back at school.

Casual Christmas jobs at Sam's Warehouse
Job vacancies: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want a job over the Christmas period, take your resume into the Warehouse as they are looking at putting on casual staff for the holiday period.

Keep on checking your Careers Alerts
School Matters: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
You need to keep checking as the career info will still be arriving during the holidays, during stuvac and during and after the HSC. If you see something that you think a friend might be interested in, make sure they check their emails or browse through the CareersAlert website.
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.careersalert.com

Did you miss the Year meeting on Wed arvo?
School Matters: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you did not get a copy of the Year 12 Careers Book with the green cover that I gave out, please see Mr Vella or Mrs Sparke sometime during the HSC exam period.

New ACE Day jobs on DVD
Career Choice: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Want to be an engineer, statistician, meteorologist, biophysicist, psychologist, geoscientist, speech pathologist, food scientist, dietician or reptile keeper? See the website for a full list and you can look at the DVD in the library before or after an exam next term.
For more information, visit www.abc.net.au/acedayjobs

Want to let employers know about you?
Job vacancies: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
There is a website where you can list your resume and let employers know where you are looking for work. Check it out at the site below.
For more information, visit www.listmyresume.com.au

Camp America 2009
Job vacancies: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Want to work for 9 weeks in a US summer camp? Phone 1300 889 067 or email: info@campamerica.com.au
For more information, visit www.campamerica.com.au

Jobs at Pizza Hut Tamworth for GAP year students
Job vacancies: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Pizza Hut in Tamworth is offering two traineedship suitable for students wanting to work for a year before going to uni. You would need to do Cert II or Cert III in Retail or Hospitality. You need to be 18 by 31 Dec. A clean licence and first aid cert are desirable. Ask at the store for an application form and the closing date is 10 October 2008. You may be required to work some weekends and public holidays. More info can be obtained from the Manager, Shauna Biffin on0428614263 or ask in the store.

UTS Engineering Multiple Criteria Entry Scheme
Universities: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out how to lift your UAI and you need to know about the 30th Nov deadline for qustionnaires.
For more information, visit https://support.eng.uts.edu.au/entry/

S Patrick's College Open Day 12 Oct & 16 Nov
Private Colleges: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See the website for details on a range of business and hospo courses etc.
For more information, visit www.stpatsbuscol.com.au/

Why learn a language?
Career Choice: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Go to this new website.
For more information, visit www.languagesopenthedoor.edu.au

Scholarships booklet for Macquarie
Scholarships: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See me or go to the website.
For more information, visit www.reg.du.au/undergrad/current/scholarship/

Academic Advantage bonus scheme at Macquarie
Universities: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See how to earn up to 5 Bonus UAI points and what courses do not do this.
For more information, visit www.mq.edu.au/academicadvantage

Aust InternationalConservatorium of Music Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Offering courses in music, dance, drama, production, theatre and design. I have the prospectus of all their courses. Open Day and scholarship auditions will be on Sat 1st Nov 2-5pm
For more information, visit www.aicm.edu.au

ACU course info evenings in December
Universities: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are looking at ACU they are holding campus tours and info evenings: Strathfield 18 Dec 2-7pm and North Sydney campus 19 Dec 2-7pm. To book a personal campus tour, email: campustour@acu.edu.au
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/qualify

Land care management job vacancy
Job vacancies: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A company is looking for a Year 12 leaver preferably male. The successful applicant will progress through to Diploma level. It is a Tamworth company but will be someovernight travel will be involved as they do the north west & hunter areas. Above award wages. Would suit someone interested in Ag or Rural careers and is a good alternative to uni. If you, or someone you know may be interested, please email me for details on who to contact.

Elite Athletes/Performers & schol at UNSW
Universities: Posted 26-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
would like to advise you of the
This new Program supports elite athletes and performers with entry to UNSW (up to 5 bonus points) and also provides flexibility while they study. Interested students must complete a registration form which will become available in October. Students must also complete the usual application to UNSW via UAC. In the first instance please contact Executive Officer, Amanda Snowden at a.snowden@unsw.edu.au or on (02) 9385 8546. Elite athletes should also contact Helen Bryson, Athlete Development Officer at h.bryson@unsw.edu.au or (02) 9385 5725. Sport Scholarships are available at website
For more information, visit www.scholarships.unsw.edu.au

Help with Resumes - why you need a good one
School Matters: Posted 19-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
For many of you, applying for jobs, scholarships, accommodation etc will require a copy of your resume. At your Year meeting next Wednesday afternoon I will be talking about resumes and giving you each a booklet which contains guides to writing resumes, job application letters etc. A good resume will get you shortlisted for a job and a poor resume will cost you any chance of getting a good job.

Trainee Property Valuer position in Tamworth
Job vacancies: Posted 19-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Tremain Prowse Property Valuers are offering a full time position as a Trainee Property Valuer located in Tamworth. The position will provide employer based training whilst the successful applicant will be required to complete a Bachelor of Business Degree in Property by distance learning. Property Valuation is an interesting career covering many facets of urban, commercial and rural property consultancy. Tremain Prowse P/L operates throughout North West NSW, New England and the Upper Hunter.For further details contact Tracy on 02-67663442 or info@tremainprowse.com.au

For more information, visit www.tremainprowse.com.au

Another fulltime job - Dental Assistant
Job vacancies: Posted 19-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A local dental surgery has a 40 hour a week job available. You can start after the HSC if you are the successful candidate. They are looking for a mature young person. You will need a resume. See me on Monday or email me to find out who to contact and what to do if you are interested.

Jobs
Job vacancies: Posted 19-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Congrats to the students who have told me that they already got jobs lined up after the HSC. There are other jobs Year 12s could be applying for now and these include: mechanical trade apprenticeships at Hillgrove Gold Mine, Childcare traineeship in South Tamworth and there are casual bar and agricultural jobs available too.

QIBT: Alternative pathway to Griffith Uni
Private Colleges: Posted 19-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If your UAI is lower than needed to get into a course at Griffith Uni, you can go to QIBT and do a program which is the equivalent to first year uni and guarantees you entry into second year uni. This applies to : Graphic Design, Commerce, Hotel Mgt, IT etc. I have copies of the brochure which will answer most questions. Remember this option when you get your UAI in December.

Accommodation at UNSW
Accommodation: Posted 19-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Kensington Colleges at UNSW include Basser, Philip Baxter and Goldstein Colleges. Brochures have arrived. You can also download the application form.
For more information, visit www.kensingtoncolleges.unsw.edu.au

Uni of Western Sydney
Scholarships: Posted 19-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Brochures on each faculty have arrived with course details and scholarships worth up to $50,000.

B Ag Economics, Resource Economics etc
Universities: Posted 19-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Info on three degrees at Uni of Sydney has arrived - these two courses plus B of Land and Water Science. A faculty booklet has also arrived.

Scholarships at Sydney Uni - Ag & Nat Resources
Scholarships: Posted 19-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Quite a few available worth between $3000 - $10000 a year over 4 years. Closing date is 28 Sept.
For more information, visit www.agric.usyd.edu.au

Beauty Therapy courses & open day
Private Colleges: Posted 19-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Advanced School of Beauty Therapy is located in Newcastle. They will be offering Cert III, IV and Diploma courses in beauty therapy, beauty services and nail technology from January 2009. They also offer full and part time courses and short courses. I have 2 information handbooks from them with cost of courses. They will be holding an open day on November 19th 3pm-7pm.

Important year meeting Wednesday 24th Sept
School Matters: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A very very important year meeting will be held after lunch next Wed. Please ensure you are there. I will be giving out a Careers booklet, there will be a presentation on getting a job and talks by members of the school executive.

Newcastle Uni - Newstep program
Universities: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you sit the HSC but do not get the UAI needed to get in, you can apply to complete the one year program to prepare you for uni study and is accepted for entry to all degrees except for Medicine. Apply by Jan. No HECS fee. Ring 024921 7292

ACU Early Entry date extended
Universities: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to apply for these, go the website and you MUST give me your application by 9am Monday 22nd Sept.
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/earlyentry

Commonwealth Supporting Places and HECS HELP
Universities: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Make a full or partial upfront payment to the govt by 31 March 2009 and get a 20% discount on your HECS fee.
For more information, visit www,goingtouni.gov.au

Chemistry bridging courses at UNE
Universities: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for the details of what is available.

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