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Attn: parents
Career Choice: Posted 30-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Copies of a brochure entitled A Parent's Guide to myfuture.edu.au has arrived and is available from the front office to interested parents.

Accounting traineeship in Tamworth in 2008
Career Choice: Posted 30-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A local accounting firm has contacted me to ask me to let you know that they will be offering a local student a position next year. You will need a UAI of 75-80. See me for details of whom to contact to make an appointment for an interview or to find out more info.

UNE Scholarships booklet for 2008 - 100+ on offer
Scholarships: Posted 30-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The booklet and application forms hav finally arrived. See me for your copy or collect one from the uni on the open day. You need to allow time to do the application properly and it is due to me by 12th Sept. They are worth $1.3m so it is worth applying.
For more information, visit www.une.edu.au

UQ - Science and entry options
Universities: Posted 30-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Booklets on science courses and entry pathways have arrived.
For more information, visit www.uq.edu.au

UQ Link scheme
Universities: Posted 30-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This assists students who have experienced educational disadvantage as a result of financial hardship to gain entry to university at Uni of Qld. See me for details.

Good Universities Guide 2008
Universities: Posted 30-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This book compares university graduates opinions about their courses, satisfaction with lecturers, starting salaries, % getting jobs etc and is worth looking at. It also offers advice on what to look for in courses in each major career area eg law, education, engineering, computing etc etc

Liberal Arts at Campion College & then Notre Dame
Universities: Posted 28-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out which courses at Campion can lead to Notre dame in teaching, law, medicine, journalism etc. See me for details
For more information, visit www.campion.edu.au

Uni of Melbourne scholarships 2008
Scholarships: Posted 28-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Booklet has arrived.

UNSW Bridging courses in Maths, Chem & PHysics '08
Universities: Posted 28-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Brochure and application form have arrived if you need or think you need to do a bridging course in any of these subjects to assist you in first year university. Costs are $275-$300. Register between 2 Jan - 1 February 2008. You may do this one even if you want to attend another uni - but check first.
For more information, visit www.unsw.edu.au/bridging

UNE open day - any one still want to go?????
Universities: Posted 28-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
With only 27 Year 12s returning notes and money by last Friday, I am now inviting Year 11s to make up the seats on the bus. If you want to go, contact me at school or email me ASAP. If you are applying for Early Entry (SRAS) at UNE, I strongly urge you to visit the uni on the open day to get your choice of courses right.

C.A..S. Hawker Scholarships worth up to $6
Scholarships: Posted 28-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
They are the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate students in Australia. The 2008 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships open on Monday 3rd December and close on Friday 11th January 2008. Information about the C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship and an application form are available at the website or by contacting the secretary to the Trustees on 08 8127 1654. The Charles Hawker Scholarship perpetuates the memory of scholar, soldier, pastoralist and statesman Charles Allan Seymour Hawker and commemorates the achievements of one of Australia’s most respected pastoral pioneers. Born on May 16th 1894 at Bungaree homestead near Clare in South Australia, Charles Hawker was killed on October 25th 1938 when the aircraft Kyeema crashed in fog into Mount Dandenong in Victoria. This year the Trustees awarded ten scholarships to students from five states and the Northern Territory. Family member and Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon David Hawker MP presented the students with their scholarships at a function in Old Parliament House in Canberra in May.C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships are available to all Australian students. Since 1991, the majority have been awarded to students entering their first year of university study.Selection is based on personal qualities as well as academic ability. Undergraduate Hawker Scholars are able to attend a range of educational institutions. These include the Australian National, Adelaide, Flinders, South Australian and New England Universities and Marcus Oldham College.

For more information, visit www.hawkerscholarship.org

Sail the Young Endeavour
Career Choice: Posted 28-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Now is the time to apply for the adventure of a lifetime sailing the Young Endeavour. Your students may wish to apply. Go to the website or call 1800 020 444 to apply. Applications close on 30 September. Successful applicants spend eleven days at sea on the tall ship Young Endeavour, working and having fun.

For more information, visit www.youngendeavour.gov.au/site/

APM College (marketing, PR and event mgt)
Scholarships: Posted 28-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
APM 2008 Scholarship Program Submissions close Friday 28th September To receive a Scholarship Pack, prospective students are encouraged to email natalie@apm.edu.au


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

Careers in Dentistry
Career Choice: Posted 28-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The Australian Dental Association NSW Branch has developed a website that provides great information about careers in dentistry.



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

Not getting a UAI and want to go to uni?
Universities: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See me about a new UNE application process.

Surveying cadetships and scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for details $3,000. Closing date is 30 Sept.
For more information, visit www.aiqs.com.au

More auto apprenticeships in Sydney
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Trivett offer 20 Apprenticeships to commence in January 2008 in the following areas;
Automotive Mechanical (Light Vehicle)
Automotive Mechanical (Motorcycles)
Automotive Parts Interpretation
visit the website listed.


For more information, visit www.trivett.com.au/apprenticeships

RTA Rural Engineering scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
We hope that interest in the RTA Rural Engineering scholarships is going strong. Just a friendly reminder that the UTS:Engineering Scholarship application deadline is Friday 28 September 2007.We understand that students may have a lot of questions about the scholarships, accommodation and even university life at UTS.

Actuarial studies Info Session at Macquarie Uni
Universities: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
What does and actuary do? Besides being very good at Maths, find out on Sat 1 Sept 11.30-12.30. I have brochures. Register online.
For more information, visit www.efs.mq.edu.au

Australian Institute of Music Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
AIM open day is 1st Sept 11-4pm. See website or me for details of their music based courses - quite a range from performance to behind the scenes.
For more information, visit www.aim.edu.au

2008 UNSW Minerals Summer School
Universities: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
For year 10 or 11 students. See me. Closing date is 17 Sept 2007.
For more information, visit www.mining.unsw.edu.au

Automotive apprenticeships on offer
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
MTA Apprenticeships Plus is an organisation that employs automotive apprentices and trainees in NSW in 10 areas eg light and heavy vehicle, panel beating, tyre fitting, business administration and 5 other areas. See me for details.

Macquarie Uni Open Day program
Universities: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Held Sat 1st Sept 10-4. See the booklet or website for details. Remember to also visit colleges to check out accommodation.
For more information, visit www.openday.mq.edu.au

Newcastle Uni Open days for students & parents
Universities: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Port Macquarie campus: Sat 25 Aug 10-1, Newcastle: Sat 8 Sept 10-3, Ourimbah on Central Coast: Sat 15 Sept 10-3.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au

UNE Open Day notes and money DUE NOW
Universities: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
These are due Friday 24th August. If you still want to go, but have either lost the note or haven't brought it in yet let me know ASAP so you can get a seat on the bus before I open the offer to other students.

Full time job starting after the HSC
Job vacancies: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
There is a fulltime junior position here in Tamworth available from mid November. You would need to be an independent worker, have some interest or knowledge of computers, enjoy working with your hands and not be afraid to get your hands duty. Duties include: sales, customer service, working with registers, printers and copiers. See me for more details if you are interested.

More EAS applications available
Universities: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
These are available from either Mrs McGregor or myself. Remember you need to make an appointment to see Mrs McGregor to assist you with your application and do not leave it until the last week of term please.

Lunchtime talks and guest speakers after the Trial
Career Choice: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
In Weeks 9-11 there will be a series of guest speakers and lunchtime talks (eg on preferences to UAC and QTAC), TAFE, Centrelink, apprenticeships etc. Keep an eye out for details on Careers Alert.

Newcastle Uni Accounting Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A scholarship will be offered to a Tamworth student (will it be you?). Applications close 31 August and you need to go to the website below to apply.
For more information, visit webapps.newcastle.edu.au/scholarships/index.cfm

Performance, Creative &Communication Arts at UWS
Universities: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Courses on Fines Arts and Electronic Arts at UWS have become the Bachelor of Contemporary Art. The acting, theatre and dance courses have been combined into the Bachelor of Performance. Thre is a collaborative partnership with NIDA beginning this year. See me for the brochure and booklet if you are looking for a career in advertising, animation, journalism, media, graphic design, multimedia, music or public relations.
For more information, visit www.uws.edu.au

Were you away last Friday?
Universities: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Did you miss out receiving the sheet entitled UAC 2007: A list of the important things to know or a permission note to the UNE open day? See me if you didn't get them.

Hundreds of new careers sites added
Career Choice: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
I have recently added over a hundred websites to the Careers website which are aimed at specific careers or job areas from Accounting to Zoo Careers. Have a browse through them if you are still seeking inspiration on what to do with your life. It is in the Career Sites Worth Checking section.
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/careers/Careers%20Sites%20worth%20Checking.htm

Thought for the week
School Matters: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability - John Wooden

References from staff
School Matters: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
I have spoken to Mr McDougall and this is what he had to say: staff may write a personal reference for a student on plain paper. Only official references and documents from the school will be on paper with the school letterhead.

Sancta Sophia College for girls at Sydney Uni
Accommodation: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Accommodates 148 females. Check it out on open day or ring to arrange a visit. Applictions are open now and can be downloaded from the website.
For more information, visit www.sancta.usyd.edu.au

Bluescope Steel Engineering Cadetships
Universities: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close on 31 August. You would start earning $26,000, study at Uni of Wollongong and need Physics/Chemistry and Maths Ext 1. Cadetships offered in Materials Engineering (Metallurgy).
For more information, visit www.bluescopesteel.com/cadets

IT at UTS
Universities: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A DVD on career opportunities in IT has arrived and can be viewed during a study period or borrowed.
For more information, visit it.uts.edu.au

RMIT University in Melbourne: Flight training
Universities: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out about the Diploma in Air Transport (Airline Pilot) course and the Bachelor of Applied Science(Aviation).
For more information, visit www.international.rmit.edu.au/aviation

Coles group - casual work
Job vacancies: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications for casual jobs for the Sept - Jan period are being advertised on line. Go to the website and look under: Casual Roles 2007
For more information, visit www.colesgroup.com.au/careers

ADF Gap Year Program - earn up to $45K in 2008
Career Choice: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
To find out more about how you can earn betweeen $30,000 and $45,000 for 12 months after you finish the HSC go to the website below and then contact 131901 for more details.
For more information, visit www.defence.gov.au/media/download/2007/aug/20070809/Gap_Yearfactsheet.pdf

UNE Open Day - money and notes
Universities: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Please return these to the front office asap before your Trials ie by Friday.

What's on in Week 6
School Matters: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Monday: more individual Yera 12 interviews, Tuesday and Thursday: Careers Room at lunchtime

UNE Open Day notes now available
Universities: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Open Day is 6th Sept, the day after your Trial HSC ends. If you are applying for early entry at UNE, I strongly recommend you go and ask about the courses you are thinking of applying for and visiting the various colleges. Cost is $10 for the bus (subsidised by UNE) and notes can be collected from me now. Notes and money due 24th August so get it finalised before exams. First in gets the seats.

Working overseas in 2008
Career Choice: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to work overseas after Year 12, I have details of the working and visa requirements of most European countries including England.

Additional EAS application forms and booklets
Universities: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
These will be available from eithre Mrs McGregor or myself from Thursday.

Country Energy apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Apply online by 24 August.
For more information, visit www.countryenergy.com.au/internet/cewebpub.nsf/Content/careers_app_main

Julius Media - new Degree in Music & Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Open Day: Sat 22nd Sept at 1pm . Career advice for anyone interested in music and entertainment. Find out about opntions for Year 12 leavers with the Music courses. See me about this and the short courses offered in Oct holidays.
For more information, visit www.juliusmedia.com

Raffles KvB open day -huge range of design courses
Private Colleges: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be on Sat 15 Sept from 10-3. FEE-HELP is available for Degree courses. Bachelor of Design Full-time for 3 years (6 semesters) with a choice of majors: Design Management Fashion Design Fashion Marketing Graphic Design Interior Design*starting January 2008 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) Full-time for 3 years (6 semesters) with a choice of majors: Animation Games Design Moving Image Multimedia Design Photography

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

Westrac apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Westrac have sent a letter saying applications are now open from 11th August to 31st August. Apply online.
For more information, visit www.westrac.com.au

Uni of Wollongong's 3 Bonus Points for you
Universities: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The University of Wollongong’s 3 Bonus Points Scheme is for students from high schools within the University’s drawing area, as well as students in regional areas throughout NSW. Qualifying students who have a UOW course as a preference and who completed their HSC in 2007 at one of the schools in the University’s area, or at a rural or remote school in NSW, will have their admissions rank automatically increased by three points for all Wollongong preferences. The Scheme extends the University’s commitment to supporting the students of regional, rural and remote NSW. The list includes McCarthy. You do not need to apply as they are automatically added to your UAI if you include a Wollongong Uni course in your preferences. These are independent from EAS bonus points.


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