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Scholarships for surveying students
Scholarships: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The AIQS is offering $3000 scholarships for students studying uni courses in quantity surveyin, construction economics, construction managment. Closing date is 30 Sept. See me for details.

Sourses offered at Tamworth TAFE campus 2009
TAFE: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See the list on the Senior Study wall or visit the website. Remember about the Oct 31st deadline for popular course applications.
For more information, visit www.newengland.tafensw.edu.au

TAFE : pre apprenticeship courses in 2009
TAFE: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A list of these courses will be in the Senior Study for students who want an apprenticeship but don't get one by the end of January. You are STRONGLY advised to do a pre-app course to improve your chances of getting an apprenticeship as many employers ring the TAFE and ask who the best students are instead of advertising in the Leader. See me for details about which courses you can enrol in at the end of January 2009.

How did the top 17 2007 HSC students get 100 UAI
School Matters: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Top performing HSC candidates from every major subject area will be attending seminars to personally explian the secrets of the success and how they achieved UAIs of 100. Intensive Summit seminars will be held in Sydney on 27-28 September. Ring Louisa Khong (0410347 835) or vist the website or see me for details and registration forms.
For more information, visit www.intensivesummit.com.au

Sydney Intercontinental Hotel Traineeships 2009
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to move to Sydney, read on. You can work and get paid for a full time job and gain your Cert III in Hospitality Operations. If you have done Hospitality at school it would be great but not essential. Poster on noticeboard. On the website , go to Asia Pacific and Hotels.
For more information, visit www.ihg.com/careers

Flexible Entry at Sydney Uni -UAI 5pts below cutof
Universities: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If your UAI is 5 points below the cut-off for the course you want, you may be eligible for the Flexible Entry Scheme. For some courses, no application is needed. For other courses you need to register or apply by a certain date. I have several copies of the Flexible Entry Quick refernce Card sent by USYD and is well worth looking at if you are really interested in going to Sydney Uni. A poster is in the Careers Noticeboard at the front of the library.

Notre Dame uni applications close 26th Sept
Universities: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
You must apply directly to Notre Dame and not through UAC. They are offering a new Bachelor of Counselling/Behavioural Science course which looks interesting. See me for details.
For more information, visit www.sydney.nd.edu.au

Great new site for searching for uni courses
Universities: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
I received an email from the creator of this site. If you are searching for uni courses, have a go at this. You can use it in conjunction with UAC and QTAC books. Have a go and let me know how you find it ie is it useful and user-friendly?
For more information, visit www.fastfound.com

Part time work at Domino's
Job vacancies: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
I have application forms and details for jobs as drivers and working in the store. See me for a copy.

Career in the military - Air Force Cadets
Career Choice: Posted 18-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The local unit is holding a Recruit Information Night on Tuesday 23rd Sept. More more info ring Chris Gibson on 67607050.

TAFE Open Days Wed & Thursday
TAFE: Posted 14-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
These will be happening 10-3 this week. See the paper for me details. If you want to attend, you can either sign out of school to go their with a parent or bring a note from your parents if you can drive yourself to the TAFE campus.
For more information, visit www.tafensw.edu.au

Graham Grant's business card
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 14-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you attended Graham's talk on local apprenticeships and traineeships, and would like to make an appointment to talk to him he has dropped in a stack of business cards. See me if you want one.

Tamworth apprenticeships & traineeships available
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 14-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Jobs in the Leader on Saturday include: cabinetmaking traineeship,air conditioning apprenticeship, apprentice electrician, apprentice mechanic, fitness traineeship and a junior spare partsman. If you are interested see me or let someone you know who is after an apprenticeship or traineeship know about these.

What's on in Week 9
School Matters: Posted 14-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
You need to apply to UAC and or QTAC, hand in any early entry or scholarship forms, Thursday: At lunchtime an ex-student, Matt Sheridan who successfully applied to do the Defence Force Gap year with the airforce will be here to talk to interested students eg application process, what he does, how much he gets paid etc and will answer your questions. He will be in the AV room from 12.45. I will be in the Careers Room on Friday only this week and in the library at lunchtime on Monday and Thursday if you want to speak to me.


Bedford College - business and childcare courses.
Private Colleges: Posted 14-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Bedford College will be holding its Open Day on September 20 2008, 9.30am – 3.30pm. Scholarship Examinations will be held at 10.30am. Studentsd will meet the staff, speak to current and past students, discuss career options, discuss university pathways, tour the campus and inspect the facilities and resources. Information sessions will be ongoing throughout the day. Also due to recent Government funding under the Productivity Places Program, Bedford are offering a Diploma of Children’s Services at no cost to students (valued at over $12 000). This nationally recognised qualification is offered full-time (3 days per week on campus, 1 day practicum placement) Commencing February 2009 for 40 weeks. For more information on the Bedford initiatives email contact Jemma Hirst on marketing@bedford.edu.au
For more information, visit www.bedford.edu.au

RTA Recruitment 2009
Job vacancies: Posted 14-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The RTA is currently recruiting for several positions for Road Designers in Training, Trainees and Apprentices. The recruitment drive is targeting Year 12 (HSC) students in Sydney and regional NSW. The RTA are advertising for Road Designers in Training through JobsNSW, Seek and local Sydney and regional NSW newspapers from Saturday 13th September 2008. Applications close on Friday 10th October 2008. Applicants who are found to be suitable will be invited to attend interviews with the RTA in Sydney and Regional NSW offices in December 2008. Recruitment is going through a recruitment agency, Onetest, and all students need to do to apply is fill out an online application form and send through a resume to www.onetest.com.au/rta/ap20986. Advertisements for Trainees and Apprentices we are should be out by Saturday 20th September information about these positions will be given through our e-news once they are available.

Kenvale College
Private Colleges: Posted 14-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
They are holding a 2 Day Program called "Explore!" Year 11 and 12 students get a real taste of the industry. Visits include Luna Park, where an experienced Event Manager walks the students through the management of an event, from beginning to end, showing some real events at different stages of their planning. Students will also visit The Grace Hotel for a tour and dine in there. Other visits include restaurants, cafes, and more. There will also be practical sessions at the College, in food and beverage service, as well as in the kitchen. For more information, contact Bernie McFarlane on 0404 504 023 or 9314 6213. Or see the website.
For more information, visit www.kenvale.edu.au

Napoleon Perdis Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 9-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
SATURDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2008 COME ALONG TO OUR OPEN DAY at all campuses. Makeup artistry demonstrations, seminars from our elite trainers, tours of the campus and special offers on the day.! To register for Open Day, please contact the NPMA info line on 1300 791 699
For more information, visit www.napoleonperdis.com/index.cfm?CFID=45169959&CFTOKEN=44955247

Tamworth TAFE Open Day next week
TAFE: Posted 9-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
From 10-3pm, the Tamworth Campus will be holding an open day next Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th September. If any Year 12 student would like to attend, you may go on your own or accompany your parents. You will need to bring a letter which gives your parental permission to leave school at a certain time to go to TAFE. More details of the day will be available at the TAFE talk on Thursday 11th Sept at 12.15.
For more information, visit www.newengland.tafensw.edu.au

Defence GAP year guest speaker
Career Choice: Posted 9-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
At lunchtime on Thursday 18th September, an ex-student, Matt Sheridan who successfully applied to do the Defence Force Gap year with the airforce will be here to talk to interested students eg application process, what he does, how much he gets paid etc and will answer your questions. He will be in the AV room from 12.45.

Extension for early entry/scholarship applications
Universities: Posted 9-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
These will now be due to me by 3pm on THURSDAY 11th Sept, instead of Wednesday at 3pm.

Have you applied online to UAC yet???
Universities: Posted 8-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
I encourage you to do this sooner rather than leaving it to the last minute.

Diploma in Childrens Services at Armidale TAFE
TAFE: Posted 8-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Linda from Armidale rang to remind me to remind interested students about the Open Day next week for those wanting to work in early childhood educaiton. This course is a great backup for students who may miss out on a place at uni. If you do not apply to TAFE by October this year, however, you may miss out on TAFE AND UNI. Come to the TAFE talk on Thursday in the library and also see me for details of the Armidale open day and Childrens Services course.

Applying to UAC and don't have a Mastercard?
Universities: Posted 8-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you would like to apply to UAC and get the payment part done immediately, bring $23 to school with all your paperwork (ie UAC PIN, list of course numbers you want to apply for and your HSC number). You can log on to UAC (takes up to 30 mins) in the first half hour of study club this week or next week and I will use my credit card for your application.

Get a Head Start TAFE 2009 books
TAFE: Posted 8-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are thinking of TAFE as your main goal or as a backup you really should look at the courses in this book. COpies are in the Senior STudy and Careers Room.

Jobs in the automotive industry: short MTA courses
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 8-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The Motor Traders Association is running 2 free courses for school leavers who want a head start to get an apprenticeship in the industry ie Blue Card course and the Auto Start course. See me for details or the poster in the Careers Noticeboard at the front of the library.

Programs for Macquarie Uni Open Day 13th Sept
Universities: Posted 8-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
SEveral copies have arrived with details of lectures, activities and what is happening when at their Ryde campus 10-4pm this Saturday.
For more information, visit www.openday.mq.edu.au

Guest speakers in Week 8
Career Choice: Posted 8-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Centrelink on Monday in Period 3, apprenticeships and traineeships talk on Wednesday in Period 2 in the AV Room and TAFE on Thursday in Period 4. Listen to morning memos for locations of the talks.

Early entry and scholarships due Wed 10th
Universities: Posted 8-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Just a reminder that you need to have these forms to me by the due date above. If you are applying for early entry, the courses you are applying for must be included in your preferences in your UAC application.

HSC Revision workshop
School Matters: Posted 8-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
HSC exam preparation will be held in the holidays. See the website below for details.
For more information, visit www.tsfx.com.au/nsw/

Deferring uni and doing another course in 2009?
Universities: Posted 4-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
You can lose your deferred place at university if you do a TAFE or private college course at Certificate III or above level. There is a dot point on p106 of the UAC guide that explains this and if you ring UAC they will mention Cert III or above and say to check with the uni before doing another course. The aim of deferring is to travel or earn money but not to gain other qualifications. Read through the deferment policies for each uni on those pages in the UAC book ie which courses, costs, how long etc.

UQ campus tours in the holidays
Universities: Posted 4-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The UQ Student Recruitment Team is offering guided tours of The University of Queensland's St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton campuses throughout the Queensland and New South Wales mid-semester holidays from Monday, 22 September until Friday, 10 October. A campus tour is a fantastic opportunity to get a closer look at university life, ask questions, talk to current students and see the facilities first-hand. UQ packs are provided for all visitors, which includes information about program, scholarships and accommodation options. Interested students and their families can find out more information or register for a tour online. I would appreciate it greatly if you could promote these tours to your students.
For more information, visit www.uq.edu.au/study/campus-tours

APM Scholarship deadline $37K
Scholarships: Posted 4-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
APM Scholarship Applications Closing Date Extended until Friday 19 September! Hurry, don't miss out! Scholarships valued at up to $37,000 on offer! APM invites talented and ambitious students to enter the Scholarship Competition of a lifetime and win a prestigious APM Scholarship!


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

Weather forecast for Armidale on Friday
School Matters: Posted 4-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
It is predicted to be 11 degrees and raining so wear warm clothing and bring an umbrella as you will be moving from building to building. If you become sick overnight and cannot go, please send a text message to the phone number on the letter or let a friend know and ask them to tell me please.

Tocal Ag College Open Day & Courses
Private Colleges: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Visit Tocal on Friday 3rd or 10th October. I have an info pack if you are interested in finding out more about them and what they have to offer.
For more information, visit www.tocal.com

Albies at UNE - why go there
Accommodation: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
They have sent an info package. See me or see them at breakfast on Friday.

NSW Audit Office Accounting Cadetship
Career Choice: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A great and highly sought after offer. Start earning $30,348 and start studying as well on a part-time basis. Interview will be held soon and applications close Friday 12 Sept so you need to move quickly if you are interested. I have details of what you need to do to apply and you need to do this online.
For more information, visit www.audit.nsw.edu.au

SCU Handbook
Universities: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to know details of the subjects you have to do in any of their courses, to see if it the right course for you see me to get a copy of this book.
For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au

Step by step on how to apply to UAC
Universities: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
This has been prepared to help students through the process. See me if you want a copy.

Year 12 checklist for applying to Uni
Universities: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you did not get this sheet from UAC in Home Room in the last week, check with your HRoom teacher or see me for a copy.

QUT scholarships worth $2.3m
Scholarships: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Details fo these and the campus tours are on the website.
For more information, visit scholarships.qut.com

International Exchange Programs - USA SUmmer Camp
Career Choice: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Want to work in the USA or Canada, UK, Ireland, Peru, Cambodia etc etc? Fnd out more from me or the website.
For more information, visit www.iep.org.au

Raffles Open Day and design degree scholarships
Private Colleges: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Raffles at North Sydney open day is 6 Sept. New college design and commerce courses include photography, management and fashion. Huge range of courses. Check out the website or brochures I have.
For more information, visit www.raffles.edu.au

Joining the workforce - r u being ripped off?
Job vacancies: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you think you are being unfairly treated in terms of wages, hours or leave there are people to contact to answer your questions and help you. The Workplace Authority is the place - ring 1300 363 264 or go to the website.
For more information, visit www.workplaceauthority.gov.au

Griffith Uni Village on the GOld Coast
Accommodation: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are looking for accommodation, I have lots of brochures on the campus living villages there that look great. Online applications open now.
For more information, visit www.griffithuv.com.au

Deakin Uni in Vic
Universities: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
They have sent some booklets and schoalarship info.
For more information, visit www.deakin.edu.au

EAS applications - are you working on these?
Universities: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Remember to allow plenty of time to collect the documentation you need to get them in on time.

Robin Anderson Film Awards - $2000 prize
Scholarships: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for details. Open to Yrs 7-10 and 11-12. Due 26 Sept

Sydney Film School Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are a budding film maker, see posters in the Careers Noticeboard at the front of the library.
For more information, visit www.sydneyfilmschool.com

Business scholarships at QUT
Scholarships: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for the application guide.
For more information, visit www.qut.edu.au

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