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ACU Early Entry scheme
Universities: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Hurry and go to their website and download the form or see me for a copy. You have until next Wed to fill it in and give it to me. More info can be found at their website http://www.acu.edu.au/qualify/why_choose/early_entry/year_12_students/

For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/108518/ACU_Early_Achievers_Program_NSW_form.pdf

Free Child Care Course at Bedford College
Private Colleges: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Save $12000. See me for details on who to contact for more info. No UAI needed.

Diploma of Childrens Services at Armidale TAFE
TAFE: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to do this childcare course with the option of going to university after receiving your Advanced Diploma, there will be an open day at Armidale TAFE on Thursday Sept 19. I have a letter with the details. If you want to do childcare at uni but don't know whether you will get the necessary UAI, this is your best backup option. See me for details.

Centrelink talk Monday Period 3 in the Hall
School Matters: Posted 3-9-08 Deadline - No Deadline
You really need to be there to find out what you need to do and what assistance is available to you if you are looking for a job, studying at uni or TAFE, deferring and wanting to qualify for Independent Youth Allowance or have an apprenticeship. They offer help with travel, tooks, rent assistance etc etc. Don't miss out on wha you are entitled to from the Gov't.

Looking for a job after Year 12?
Job vacancies: Posted 29-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Two guest speakers from Jobs Australia will speak to those seeking employment at the end of Yr 12 in the AV Room at 11.25 next Wednesday 3rd Sept to give info and advice.

What's on in Week 7
School Matters: Posted 29-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Monday: SCU guest speaker P1 in AV room, Wednesday: P3: guest speaker from Jobs Australia for those seeking employment at the end of Yr 12 and 12.45 AV Room - applying to uni forum -all questions answered, Friday: 7.00am-3.00pm UNE open day.

Equity Scholarships - financial help for uni
Scholarships: Posted 29-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
These are worth $2207 - $4415 per year. Please see me to get a copy of the booklet and application form if you think you are eligible. This is particularly applicable if you receiving a Centrelink payment or have exceptional financial hardship. If you want to go to AMC, Griffith, ANU, La Trobe, UNE or Wollongong, you must apply DIRECTLY to these universities. See their websites. For all other uni's, UAC will process the applications.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/uac/eas.html

UNE Open Day details: notes & money please
Universities: Posted 28-8-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Cut off for any wanting to go, to get their money and note to the front office is 3pm Tuesday. I have rung Albies and we are booked in there for breakfast. After that you can tour as many of the colleges as you like and make your way to the uni (walk or take the shuttle bus). You need to go to Lazenby Hall which is where all the lecturers, professors and course advisers etc are. Uni tours of faculty areas are available eg Science, Education etc. They will provide a sausage sizzle lunch and you need to be at the Northern Car Park at 1.25 to catch the bus back so we return by 3pm.
For more information, visit www.une.edu.au

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.

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