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Job vacancy - no Gappers please.
Job vacancies: Posted 4-2-08 Deadline - No Deadline
A local dental practice is looking for a mature well presented female to start as soon as possible. It is a permanent full time position and they do not want any students intending to go to uni in 2009 to apply. Email me if you are interested and I will give you the contact details and what to do.

Want to join the police force?
Career Choice: Posted 4-2-08 Deadline - No Deadline
The NSW Police Open Day will be held on Suunday 10th February. Details on the website or ring 1800 222 122
For more information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/117171/Police_Career_Day_2008.pdf

TAFE Applications Feb 1st and 4th
TAFE: Posted 31-1-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Enrol in person at Tamworth TAFE from 1pm - 7pm on Friday 1st Feb and Monday 4th Feb. For details of courses, either ring 1800 448 176 or go to the website.
For more information, visit www.newengland.tafensw.edu.au

APM College of Business & Communication
Private Colleges: Posted 31-1-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you would like to do a Bachelor of Business specialising in either marketing, public realations or advertising but not through a university you may like to consider APM who offer Business degrres in 2 years full time or 4 yeras part time. As part of this you will alos do 200 hours of industry experience so you end up with a Degree plus hands-on experience in the workplace. Courses start in North Sydney in Feb and they would like anyone who has just finished their HSC to contact them on 1300 880 610 for details or go to the website.
For more information, visit www.apmcollege.com.au

Jobs - traineeships and apprenticeship
Job vacancies: Posted 31-1-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Hopefully those of you who are job hunting will have seen lots of apprenticeships and traineeships being advertised in the Leader, including the opportunity to work at Tamworth Regional Council and do university study inthe areas of IT and Accounting/Commerce (closing date is 4th Feb)

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Jobs
Job vacancies: Posted 16-1-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Those currently being advertised include: trainee green keeper, app engine reconditioner, casual wait and bar jobs, child care traineeship, window manufacturing, dental assistant, app plumber, traineeships in retail and hospitality, surveyor's assistant. Good luck.

Interstate Offers
Universities: Posted 16-1-08 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are successful in receiving an offer of a place through QTAC or VTAC etc, please send me a quick email to let me know. I would appreciate you letting me know, especially if you intend accepting the offer. Future students may benefit from your experience if I know who is going where.

UAC Main Round Offers
Universities: Posted 16-1-08 Deadline - No Deadline
Good luck to those who have applied to UAC when Main Round offers are e-released - at 9pm on Thursday night. If you don't receive an offer or an offer to a course you would actually consider doing, please contact me before the change of preferences for the Late and Final Round Offers. This will be midnight on Tuesday 22nd January.

Deadline for changing preferences
Universities: Posted 30-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The deadline is midnight on Friday 4th January for Main Round offers so please make sure you adjust your preferences if you wish - depending on your UAI. Also, the UAI cut-offs for courses in 2008 may be different to those needed in 2007 that appear in your UAC book. This week is the time to seek advice - either from universities or from me. Best of luck. And Happy New Year.

Changing uni preference deadlines
School Matters: Posted 21-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
For QTAC, the deadline is 2nd January and for UAC the deadline is 4th January. You can do this based on the 2007 UAIs in your UAC book but remember that UAI cut-offs may rise or fall depending on supply and demand. Your final preference should be the course with the lowest UAI that actually gets your "foot in the door" at university. Please contact me if you have a dilemma or if you don't get an offer in mid-January. I will check my emails regularly and will have some resources avaialable to help you.

Changing uni preference deadlines
School Matters: Posted 21-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
For QTAC, the deadline is 2nd January and for UAC the deadline is 4th January. You can do this based on the 2007 UAIs in your UAC book but remember that UAI cut-offs may rise or fall depending on supply and demand. Your final preference should be the course with the lowest UAI that actually gets your "foot in the door" at university. Please contact me if you have a dilemma or if you don't get an offer in mid-January. I will check my emails regularly and will have some resources avaialable to help you.

UAIs
School Matters: Posted 21-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Congratualtions to those of you who were happy with your UAI and to those of you who were disappointed, please don't despair. You are more than a set of numbers and if you really want to do something specific, there are alternative ways of reaching that goal. If you need help or advice and have not ben one of the students I have seen or spoken to in the last few days, please contact me to discuss your options.

Good luck Year 12
School Matters: Posted 18-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Good luck again and remember to contact me in person at school this week, via email or phone in December and January if you have any questions or problems.

APM Open Day on Jan 12th
Private Colleges: Posted 18-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Just a quick email to ask you to remind your students, especially any outgoing Year 12 students, that our OPEN DAY will be held on Saturday 12 January between 10am and 4pm.
There will be presentations in the auditorium at 11am and 2pm on what APM has to offer in 2008 and the forseeable future. Prospective students will be able to mix with graduates, industry professionals, lecturers and course advisers. The OPEN DAY will be held at our new Northpoint Campus, 171 Pacific Highway, North Sydney. It is on the corner of Miller Street and the Pacific Highway, a short walk from North Sydney station. Students will need to register their attendance at the presentations by emailing admin@apm.edu.au and indicate the number attending
For more information, visit www.apm.edu.au

HSC results and UAIs
School Matters: Posted 13-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Good luck everyone. If your UAI is higher or lower than you had anticipated and you don't know what decisions to make, where to go or if you can get to university at all please contact me. I would hate to think of someone being so upset and embarassed that they do not come and get some advice. I will be at school Thursday and Friday if you would like to call in to share your good news or work out what to do. You can contact via email if you wish anytime over December and January if you need information or help making decisions. I have often met with students and parents in previous holidays so please don't hesitate to contact me. Once again, Good Luck. Congrats also to those who have already gained jobs and apprenticeship. Well done.

Hawker scholarships - $60K over 4 yrs
Scholarships: Posted 13-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The Trustees offer scholarships to academically capable students of principle and character, who are committed to Australia¹s future. Selection is based largely on personal qualities.The Trustees are looking for young Australian students who have demonstrated throughout their secondary education commitment to their studies and involvement in school and wider community activities.The website has Hawker Scholar biographies and information about Charles Hawker and the scholarship which is valued at up to $60,000 over four years. 2008 applications close on Friday January 11th. Thank you in anticipation of you encouraging potential students to apply for a scholarship in 2008. If successful, it will change their lives.
For more information, visit www.hawkerscholarship.org includes

UWS course preferences
Universities: Posted 13-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
To help students make the right decision about study and career options, the University of Western Sydney will hold a Course Decision Day on 2 January at the Parramatta Campus

Horse courses at Scone
TAFE: Posted 13-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Scone Equine Studies Centre at Hunter Institute TAFE offers many full-time & part-time courses in the Horse Industry. these include: Equestrian & Performance Horses, Horse Breeding & Training, Racing, Equine Nursing & Farriery etc



Billy Blue Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 13-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be on 12 January. Billy Blue College offers a range of exciting careers and study pathways in Communication Design, Multimedia Design and Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Management. FEE HELP is available. Please contact BB if you wish to attend.


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

Bridging courses at Newcastle
Universities: Posted 13-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The English Language and Foundation Studies Centre at the University of Newcastle offers tertiary preparation and bridging courses to meet the needs of all students entering or continuing degrees

Macquarie Uni
Universities: Posted 13-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Prospective students who do not have the required UAI for entry can discuss alternative paths to university during Macquarie University's Pathways Day on 3 January.

CSU & Change of preferences
Universities: Posted 13-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Charles Sturt University will hold Change of Preference Info Sessions in Sydney on 3 & 4 January to assist prospective students with any questions they may have about choosing CSU courses. Phone Hotline also operating on 20, 21/12 + 2-4 January.

HSC results - BOS
School Matters: Posted 13-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The Board of Studies HSC Examination Inquiry Centre will be available to answer any queries you may have about your HSC results from 19 December to 4 January. Phone: 13 11 12 from anywhere in NSW for the cost of a local call.

VTAC applications
Universities: Posted 13-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to study at university in 2008 late applications close with the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) 16/11; very late applications close 14/12. Late fees apply.
For more information, visit www.vtac.edu.au

Job vacancies
Job vacancies: Posted 11-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See Tuesday's Leader about : admin trainee, apprentice elect in Quirindi, apprentice baker in Manilla, junior apprentice mechanic, trainee survey & design officer with TRC (Closes today).

Release of 2007 UAIs
Universities: Posted 11-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
You will be able to access your UAI from 9am on Thursday 20 December 2007 via the UAC website. Follow the online instructions to access your UAI. You will need your UAC application number or HSC student number and UAC PIN. You will receive written advice of your UAI from UAC on Friday 21 December 2007.

For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/admin/uai.html

Accessing your HSC results
School Matters: Posted 11-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out how to access these via internet, telephone or SMS at the website below.
For more information, visit www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/hsc_results_07.html

Accountancy traineeships and cadetships
Job vacancies: Posted 4-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See Tuesday's NDL for details.

Lots of apprenticeships & other jobs in NDL
Job vacancies: Posted 4-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
There were over 12 apprenticeships, traineeships and jobs in Tuesday's NDL that suit Year 12 school leavers.

Administration/reception/office job - Apply now
Job vacancies: Posted 4-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This is a local fulltime job (38hrs pw) and is NOT suited to a school leaver intending on deferring and going to university in 2009. You need to write a cover letter (see the examples int the blue spiral bound careers booklet I gave you)and put it with your resume. You need to take to Country Employment Services (67613722)and ask to see Danica Isaac. If you want to apply you need to do so as soon as possible.

Urgent message if interested in ANU
Universities: Posted 4-12-07 Deadline - 8-12-07
If you want to go here in 2008 but do not think you will get the necessary UAI, there is a new alternative pathway to university called uniTEST. It is a 2 1/2 hours multiple choice aptitude test to asses your reasoning and thinking skills covering maths/science and the humanities areas. You need to register. The Australian National University and Flinders University will conduct a test sitting on Monday 7 January 2008, for 2008 entry. The Australian National University will hold a test sitting on Monday 7 January 2008. Registrations close Wednesday 2 January. Contact ANU for further information about how to register for this sitting. Flinders University will hold a test sitting on Monday 7 January. Registrations close Thursday 3 January. To register you will need to complete an online registration . Macquarie University will hold a test sitting on Saturday 8 December 2007. Registrations closed Friday 23 November 2007. This information only arrived on my desk this week! Go to the website for more info.

For more information, visit unitest.acer.edu.au

Graduate Entry into Medicine
Universities: Posted 4-12-07 Deadline - No Deadline
At the recent Careers Advisers Association held in Wollongong I attended a session on this ie you do whatever undergraduate (first) course you like at whatever uni you like, and then apply to do a post-graduate medicine degree. I saw presentations by the universities of Notre Dame, Western Sydney and Wollongong which all offer this. I have a lot of information about their courses and advice from the people who spoke about what you can do to improve your chances of getting into medicine later rather than now.

Queenstown Resort College in New Zealand
Private Colleges: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Gain a Diploma in Hospitality Management or in Adventiure Tourism Management and go skiing, bungy jumping, jet boating etc in NZ. Go on to complete a university degree in Sydney after it if you wish. I collected a booklet on this place at a Careers Advisers Conference in Wollongong last week.
For more information, visit www.queenstownresortcollege.com

Vet & Equine Nursing courses in Victoria
TAFE: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Goulburn Ovens Institute TAFE will hold Course Info Sessions on Equine Industry, Vet Nursing & Animal Care programs for prospective students. Seymour (12/11) Cranbourne (28/11) Wangaratta (30/11) Ballarat (1/12) Shepparton (4/12) Dromana (5/12).

UNSW Info Day 3 Jan
Universities: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Info Day at UNSW on 3 January 2008 is for HSC students to get last minute advice on course options before UAC’s ‘Change of Preferences’ deadline on the 4th. Free sausage sizzle! Other universities will hold similar events. Check with me or the uni websites.






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

HSC Questions 2007
School Matters: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The Board of Studies HSC Examination Inquiry Centre can be contacted about questions you may have about your HSC results from 19 December to 4 January. Phone: 13 11 12 from anywhere in NSW for the cost of a local call.






EdAssist lectures in holidays
School Matters: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Edassist will offer a holiday lecture program at Sydney Uni for Yr 12 students. It goes from 7 – 18 January covering key topics in many 12 HSC subjects plus Essay Writing, Time Management & Exam Strategies. Accommodation available and details are in the Senior study.

Nature Care College
Career Choice: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
They offer accredited courses in natural & complementary medicine, massage, nutrition, sports therapies, yoga teacher training…. FEE HELP available. Summer School from 14/1 - 3/2 is your chance to sample a range of short courses.
For more information, visit www.naturecare.com.au/upload/magazinetimetables/470_Summer_School_08_v3.pdf

Careers in Science, Eng & Tech Macquarie Uni
Universities: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline

he College of Science & Technology offers a broad range of science, engineering and technology courses from physics & psychology to animal behaviour & astrobiology. Get SET Search is a free, interactive tool to help you discover the range of science, engineering and technology (SET) careers available. Complete a 10-minute survey to find careers that match your skills and interests. All career suggestions are intended as information only. Please speak with your teacher, careers adviser and parents before making any decisions about studies or career paths. Follow the link to check out your career options.
For more information, visit www.science.mq.edu.au/getset/intro.htm

Carrick Institute
Private Colleges: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Carrick Institute’s ‘Career Sampler’ on 8 December in Sydney & Melbourne offers a range of interactive workshops designed to give you first hand experience in your future career. Hairdressing, Event/Hospitality Management, Community Welfare, Cookery…
For more information, visit carrickeducation.edu.au/about/about_main.asp

HSC Results via SMS
School Matters: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Receive your 2007 HSC Results from 6am on 19 December via SMS (pre registration required), internet or telephone. Student number & PIN required.

RSA and RCG Certificates have arrived
School Matters: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Please collect these from the library and while you are here, bring in any textbooks for sale and check with Mrs Forrest if there is any money for you to collect.

Macquarie Uni on YouTube
Universities: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See current students talking about courses and campus life.
For more information, visit www.youtube.com/macquarieuniversity

Macquarie Uni hotline
Universities: Posted 30-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are interested in courses here and have questions once you get your UAI it ill be open December 19,20,21 and January 2,3 and 4. Call 1800 351 117 about courses, what if your UAI is too low, preferences, alternative pathways they offer etc.
For more information, visit www.mq.edu.au

Julius Events College - short courses & open day
Private Colleges: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Short courses run every school holiday break. These include OH&S, lighting, sound, video and the Certificate Three - CUE30203 (Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Tech Ops). BIG OPEN DAY SYDNEY: Saturday 19 January This is our BIG day for everyone interested in working in entertainment. Held at our college, 10 Bridge street Rydalmere. Show Time: 1pm sharp.You need to reserve a space, call 02 9638-5955 or email reception@juliusmedia.com


For more information, visit www.juliusmedia.com

The ICMS and Macquarie Uni
Private Colleges: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The International College of Management (ICMS), Sydney was established in 1996. In association with its strategic partner Macquarie University, ICMS offers Diplomas as well as Associate, Bachelor and Master Degree programs in areas of Hospitality, Events, Tourism, Retail, Sport and Property Services Management. Course brochures are available from me. It is located at Manly.
For more information, visit www.icms.edu.au/

APM - get a degree in 2 yrs
Private Colleges: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
APM is now offering Degrees as well as other qualifications at their new campus in Nort Sydney. For the degree, you would do 3 semesters each year (total 6) instead of 2 semesters each year over 3 years like most universities. FEE-HELP now available. Courses are in marketing, advertising, PR, event management, sprts and music management etc
For more information, visit www.apm.edu.au

Pearsons School of Floristry
Career Choice: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Open Days in Sydney in Dec and Jan. They offer a range of courses.
For more information, visit www.pearsonsschool.com.au

Outdoor Recreation Industry
Career Choice: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Do you want to work as a tour guide or on outdoor ed programs? Courses are available - Certificate III and IV to get into the industry.
For more information, visit www.oric.org.au

Transport & Logistics industry huge job prospects
Career Choice: Posted 27-11-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Just about every commodity in Australia is moved at least once. There are many jobs in this industry which is one of the largest employers eg transport, engineering, IT etc. Check out the website.
For more information, visit www.the-linc.com.au

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