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Southern Cross University Guest Speaker
Universities: Posted 28-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
On Monday 1st September at 9am - 9.30am Lucinda from SCU will be in the AV room to talk about courses, accommodation, early entry schemes and scholarships. If you interested in the early entry scheme or have questions about their courses, I strongly suggest you come along. See you there.
For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au

UNSW Bridging Courses & Maths Skills program
Universities: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See the booklet and poster about courses in maths, chemistryand physics for 2009. Also if you want to do a course, that assumes you have done Mathematics there is a separate program that you must find out about.
For more information, visit www.unsw.edu.au/bridging

Actuarial studies at Macquarie Uni
Universities: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Info Session on Open Day 13 Sept from 11.30-12.30. Find out about scholarships as well. If you like numbers and want to earn a lot of money, investigate this career option.
For more information, visit www.acst.mq.edu.au

Bedford College Open Day & Scholarships
Private Colleges: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This will in Glebe on 20th Sept from 9.3-3.00pm. They offer courses in business and childcare. You can do the scholarship assessment there or here at school. You can go from Bedford to uni if you wish and this is a good option if you do not get a UAI high enough to get you into uni.
For more information, visit www.bedford.edu.au

Scholarships at Sydney Uni in Eco/Business
Scholarships: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
I have a list of scholarships from the Faculty. See me as some are worth up to $15K pa. Closing date is end of September.

UQ LInk program
Universities: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This is for students who have experienced some type of educational disadvantage. Applications close 27 Oct 2008.
For more information, visit www.uq.edu.au/study/uqlink-entry

Job prospects in your chosen career
Job vacancies: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See the Australian Jobs 2008 book or visit the website below to find out if your dream job's prospects are good, average, below aware and what the future growth is predicted to be.
For more information, visit www.joboutlook.gov.au

Scholarships at Melbourne Uni
Scholarships: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See the brochures or the website.
For more information, visit www.unimelb.edu.au/scholarships

Medicine at Newcastle UNE
Universities: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Booklets have arrived for students categorised as rural or remote.

EAS Educational Access Schemes
Universities: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to go to university and you will be applying to these schemes, you need to allow plenty of time for applications and catch up with Mrs McGregor. If successful, you may get into courses that your UAI otherwise may not be high enough.

Job Shortages - Go where the jobs are
Career Choice: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The Aust Govt has put out a booklet which lists these areas where there are shortages now and in the future: childcare coordinators, engineers (7 types), some ICT jobs, accoutants, auditors, reg nurses, 5 health specialists (eg speech path, sonographer etc), engineering trades such as welders, fitters, vehicle trades such as mechanic, panel beaters), electrical trades, construction trades, some food and some wood/furniture trades.
For more information, visit www.workplace.gov.au/skillshortage

GOOD UNIVERSITIES GUIDE 2009
Universities: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
I have 2 copies of this book which compares universities and courses based on surveys of the graduates eg how many are still looking for jobs, course satisfaction, degree of difficulty in getting in, average starting salaries etc. Worth a look if you are trying to decide between universities and courses. It also includes evaluations of some of the larger private colleges

UAC International 2009 has arrived
Universities: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
There is a separate book for international students who do not have Australian citizenship.

Tamworth TAFE Open Days
TAFE: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
These will be held on Wed 17th and Thursday 18th Sept from 10am -3pm. A schedule of events will be available early in September.

Performing Arts at uni and/or College
Career Choice: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Directions 2008/09 is the national guide to all degree, diploma and advanced diploma courses in drama, music, dance, media, digital, visual arts, production & design, arts management, circus and community cultural development courses. It is a comprehensive guide with lots of info about courses, what you study and how to get in.

SATAC 2009
Universities: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The book of Sth Australian universities and courses has arrived.
For more information, visit www.sastac.edu.au

UNE Open Day - notes & money due
Universities: Posted 26-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Please bring these by Friday 29th August. See me if you have not got a permission note.

Macquarie Uni's new UAI bonus point scheme
Universities: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Macquarie is the latest uni to offer a scheme where you receive between 1-3 bonus UAI points depending on how well you do in certain subjects for certain courses. See me for eligibility details of their Academic Advantage Scheme.

WesTrac apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Info pack and application details have arrived. Applications are now open and you need to move quickly if you want to apply for apprenticeships in NSW and WA. You only have another week to apply. Go online or see me for details.
For more information, visit www.westrac.com.au

NSW Teacher Education Scholarship Program
Scholarships: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
There are applications for both indigenous and non-indigenous Yr 12 students who want to become teachers. See me for a copy of the application and details. Closing date is 8th October. Make sure any of your friends who are interested in a teaching career know about this.

Bachelor of Indigenous Studies at UNE
Universities: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for a copy of the brochure on this new course.

Win an ipod Nano at the UNE Open Day 5th Sept
Universities: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
To be in the running, register at the website below as well as bringing in your permission note and money.
For more information, visit www.une.edu.au/unextra

Arts at Sydney Uni - see what they have to offer
Universities: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Go online to see the courses they have to offer and where a B Arts from Sydney Uni can take you.
For more information, visit www.careers.usyd.edu.au/students/careeropt/degree_arts.shtml

Year 12 checklist for applying to Uni
Universities: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A handout from UAC is available from me. I will give them out through Home Rooms on Tuesday. If you are absent or late, make sure you get a copy if you are intending to apply for uni.

Early entry application forms are now available
Universities: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for copies of UNE and SCU applications. Go online for CSU, Wollongong, Notre Dame and ACU.

Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science
Universities: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Info and DVD available.

Newcastle's HSC Subject Bonus Scheme - UAI points
Universities: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out what bonus points you can gain and from what subjects and which of the 56 courses they can be used for. Remember that you can also gain 4 bonus UAI points under their Rural and Regional Bonus Points Scheme.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/students/future/how-can-i-get-in/bonus-scheme.html

Newcastle Uni Info Day 30 August
Universities: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Students and parents are invited to the day. More details can be found at the website.
For more information, visit www.meetyourfuture.com.au

Bridging courses at Newcastle Uni
Universities: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See the website below for details or ring 0249215558.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/centre/elfsc/bridging/index.html

Newcastle's B Business (Sustainable Tourism)
Universities: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Why choice this business focussing on tourism? See me to find out more.

B Business/B Economics at Newcastle uni
Universities: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for details on this course.

JuliusMedia scholarships , open day, loan scheme
Private Colleges: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
To help with costs of courses for those wanting to work in the entertainment industry (backstage, management, production, audio etc) see the website or visit them on St 20th Sept.
For more information, visit www.juliusmedia.com

Australian Veterans Childrens Trust scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
These will help pay for living expenses while studying at university. Please see me for dtails. Closing date is 31 October.
For more information, visit www.accsoft.com.au/~vvt

Scholarship for children of Vietnam veterans
Scholarships: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for details if you are eligible.

Scholarships - rural, ag, vet
Scholarships: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Sir William Yeo scholarships are offered ofor up to 4 or 5 years study at uni. See me for details. Applications close 30 March 2009.

Griffith Uni Criminology & Criminal Justice
Universities: Posted 22-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice invites you to
their Career Information Evening on Wednesday 3 September at 7pm – 9pm Location: Andy Nimmo Auditorium (M23), Mt Gravatt CampusThis is a great chance to meet representatives of the agencies employing Criminology and Criminal Justice graduates, including the Australian Federal Police, Crime and Misconduct Commission and Queensland Corrective Services. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the programsoffered by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, aswell as hear first hand experiences from Criminology graduates on their transition into the workforce. For more information contact the School of Criminology and
Criminal Justice on (07) 3735 5955.

Essential uni application powerpoint
Universities: Posted 20-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
YOU MUST SEE THIS IF YOU WANT TO APPLY TO UNI.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/career/files/ug_presentation.ppt

HSC student numbers
Universities: Posted 20-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See me if you need yours.

HSC student numbers
Universities: Posted 20-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See me if you need yours.

Wollongong early entry
Universities: Posted 20-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Go to this website, read and download.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/informatics/students/earlyentry/index.html

CSU early entry scheme website
Universities: Posted 20-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Please download and print as explained at the meeting today. Due to me 10th Sept.
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/study/oncampus/docs/prep.pdf

Want to be a teacher - important message
Universities: Posted 20-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Form 2009 there will be changes to the English and maths requirements for teachers: if you want to be a primary teacher you must have achieved a minimum Band 4 in English nad a Band 4 in any maths course. If you want to be a secondary teacher in a NSW school, you must have achieved a minimum of Band 4 in English in the HSC in NSW schools.

UNE Open Day letter - please collect
Universities: Posted 20-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Cost is $10 and this is on Friday 5th September. Please collect a permission note and return, especially if you are applying for their Early Entry scheme.

Monday 18th is a normal school day
School Matters: Posted 13-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
I have been asked to remind you that you are expected to be at school on this day. It is not part of the Trial HSC exam period.

Early Entry information meeting 20th August
Universities: Posted 13-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
As mentioned at your last year meeting, if you intend applying for an early entry scheme to get into university you need to attend the information session which will be held next Wednesday 20th at 12.45 in the AV Room. This will be the ONLY time I have to explain what the schemes are, which uni's, how to apply, important dates for handing in applications, handy hints to improve your chances of success etc. I will also be handing out the application forms.

UAC PIN
Universities: Posted 13-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
You should now have received your PIN from UAC. You will also receive a different one from the BOS. Please please please DO NOT lose them. Put them on your phone, on your calendar, in your diary, give a copy to a parent. Both PIN are needed for different reasons. If you have not received your UAC PIN by the end of this week, please see me on Monday.

UAC 2009 books will be given out Monday
Universities: Posted 13-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
During Monday 18th, each Year 12 student will be given their own copy of the UAC 2009 book so you can start reading and researching courses to choose for 2009 or 2010.

Important Year meeting next Wednesday
School Matters: Posted 13-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
On Wednesday 20th there will be an important meeting in the PAC for all Year 12 during Period 5. Please try not to miss this. You will be reminded on Monday 18th about it.

Lots of info arriving daily
School Matters: Posted 13-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
There will be another large email coming soon as more and more information arrives for Year 12s. Keep an eye out for it and check that your friends are doing this too otherwise they won't know what is happening coming up etc.

Scholarship at Ella Bache
Private Colleges: Posted 8-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The Ella Baché College is offering a scholarship that will provide the recipient with the tuition fees to attend the Ella Baché College of Skin and Beauty Therapy and undertake a Diploma in Beauty Therapy. Valued at $14,750 the Diploma course is the highest qualification in the beauty industry. Entries close September 10th 2008. For information phone Cassie on (02) 9432 5020 or email: cassieb@ellabachecollege.edu.au
For more information, visit www.ellabachecollege.edu.au

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