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Thought for the Week
School Matters: Posted 12-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
"The past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future" - Marilyn Ferguson




What's on in Week 8
School Matters: Posted 12-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes - Careers Room, Friday - deadline for Newcastle Uni notes and money

SCU guest speaker - Week 1 - early entry scheme
Universities: Posted 4-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
On Wed 18th July in Week 1, Lucinda from SCU will be here at lunchtime to give info the STAR scheme, courses, scholarhsips and answer questions. Note it in your diary
For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au

CSU faculty handbooks 2008
Universities: Posted 4-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
All these have arrived. Have a look at the large range of courses available. For each course, there is a list of subjects you will do in each year of the course which is very useful.
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au

CSU science scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 4-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Worth $4000 per year for up to 4 years if you do any of 14 selected courses including teaching, medical science, forensic biotechnology etc etc. You need a UAI of 80+. Check out the poster in the Careers Noticeboard near the library front door.
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/science

Part time Afternoon Job
Job vacancies: Posted 4-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See Careers Noticeboard for details.

QUT in 2008
Universities: Posted 4-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Queensland University of Technology has sent a huge folder of everything about their uni and its courses, scholarships, colleges etc. Faculty booklets are very impressive and worth looking at to help compare uni's and courses.
For more information, visit www.qut.edu.au

Engineering at UNSW
Scholarships: Posted 4-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Info has arrived on : 2008 student guide, FEAS engineering admissions scheme and rural scholarships scheme (20 x $9000 per year for 4 years). Scholarship website is below. I have brochures.
For more information, visit www.coop.unsw.edu.au

Energy Australia apprenticeships etc
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 4-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
For details of apprenticeships, cadetships and traineeships with Energy Australia, visit their website. Closing date is 2 Aug and 28 Sept. These are highly sought after opportunities for almost 200 school leavers this year.
For more information, visit www.energy.com.au/energy/ea.nsf/Content/Careers+Home

Rural High School Health Careers Expo
Career Choice: Posted 4-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The HNE health service announcies this will be held on tuesday 26th June at NEGS in Armidale from 4-6.30pm. See the sign in the Careers Noticeboard for details.

Ed Assist's HSC Winter School at Sydney Uni -Jul
School Matters: Posted 4-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Brochures for the subjects, dates and costs will be in the Senior Study.
For more information, visit www.edassist.com.au

Country Energy Engineering scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 4-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Four scholarships worth $40,000 are available with paid employment in uni holidays. See me for details or visit the site.
For more information, visit www.countryenergy.com.au/scholarships

Alternative entry into law
Universities: Posted 4-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Diploma in Law course handbook from the Legal Profession Admission Board in association with the Uni of Sydney. Find out more about another pathway to legal practice - especially if you don't get the UAI you need.
For more information, visit www.usyd.edu.au/lec

Wannabee journalists?
School Matters: Posted 4-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
There are two writing competitions you should consider entering to practice your craft and which would look good on a resume/application to do a journalism/communications course. They are the one mentioned in the morning notices (forms at the office) and once from Australian Catholics. The latter has prizes of $500 & $250. Visit the website for an entry form and details. There are unior and senior sections.
For more information, visit www.australiancatholics.com.au

What's on in Week 7
School Matters: Posted 4-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Monday and Thursday: interviews with Year 12 students, Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes: Careers Room. A reminder to those who are doing the RSA and RCG courses to pay this week please and to students going to Newcastle to return permission notes and money to the office ASAP please.

Thought of the Week
School Matters: Posted 4-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Mark Twain once wrote: "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

Finding uni scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 1-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
In the My Future website, there is a page to go searching for scholarships by area (NSW or regions), career (eg nursing, surveying, engineering) etc. It is worth browsing.
For more information, visit www.myfuture.edu.au/services/default.asp?FunctionID=6001&Action=Advanced

Accounting/business scholarships at Newcastle Uni
Scholarships: Posted 1-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you did not attend the talk on Thursday afternoon, and want to apply for the $2000 scholarship or want info on their accouting and business related courses please see me.

APM Info Night: Marketing, Public Relations
Private Colleges: Posted 1-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
APM have sent this information: Take the time to learn about careers in - Marketing, Public Relations, Event Management, Sport Management & Marketing, Entertainment & Music Management, Advertising or Digital & Interactive Marketing - and discover how APM can get you started. At APM we offer fast track, accredited qualifications that get people working. We have the connections to get you work experience and the business cred to get you employed. Consider these points: 98% of employers view work experience as critical when recruiting. 79% of employers think most uni grads are not prepared to enter the workforce. 92.5% of 2006 graduates were employed in their area of training within 3 months of graduating. Over 40% of APM full time students gain employment through their internship company.94% of APM students would recommend our course (which is a huge compliment to us and far higher than uni or TAFE!). Less than 1% of APM students drop out (compared to around 21% of uni students). You owe it to yourself to explore all your study options. Don't miss out on attending our information night. Hear from current students, graduates and employers. APM INFO NIGHT FOR FULL-TIME STUDY -Tuesday 3 July 5.30 - 7.30pm 213 Miller Street, North Sydney. To RSVP email cindy@apm.edu.au.

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

Attn: Year 12 2006 - School magazine 2006
School Matters: Posted 1-6-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Hello all Year 12 from 2006. Here is some news literally hot off the presses. The school magazine has arrived in the school. Can you either call in and collect it or arrange for a brother/sister to collect your copy? Any that are uncollected after a while will be posted out. It looks great and is a bumper edition. Please spread the word about it to all your classmates so they know it is now available from the school office. I hope your year is going well and life is being good to you. Regards, Mrs Barrett

Interview appointments for next Monday
School Matters: Posted 28-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Please see me or email me to make an appointment for next Monday. Alternatively I will send notices through Home Room to you when it is your turn for your interview.

Griffith University in Brisbane
Universities: Posted 28-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
All faculty booklets have arrived and are worth checking out. Browse Griffith's study areas at the website: Arts, languages and criminology Business Education Engineering and IT Environment and planning Health Law Music Science Visual and creative arts. Open day is Sunday 15 July.

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

Newcastle Uni 2008 guide
Universities: Posted 28-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Several copies of this have arrived. Please see me if you are thinking of this uni and did not get a copy at the Careers Expo.

What's on in Week 6
School Matters: Posted 28-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Monday - careers interviews with Year 12, Tuesday - Careers Room at lunchtime, Thursday - Careers Room at lunchtime, Newcastle Uni talk on accounting and business in Period 5 (names to me please if you wish to attend).

Newcastle Uni Open Day = permission notes
Universities: Posted 28-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
These can be collected from me in the library or in the Careers Room. Notes and money ($22) need to be in by June 15. Notes will be numbered in order of receipt in case there are not enough seats on the bus.

Uni of Western Sydney
Universities: Posted 28-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
UWS and You 2008 booklet has arrived with details of courses. Open day is Sunday 19 August at Parramatta campus
For more information, visit www.usw.edu.au

Uni of Canberra - torus & scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 28-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
THe hold tours every Wed at 10.30 - remember this is you are going to Canberra in the holidays. Scholarships worth $670,000 will be available. eg 5 worth $2000 for IT.
For more information, visit www.canberra.edu.au

UTS accounting scholarship closes 13 June.
Scholarships: Posted 28-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are applying for this worth $40,000, you need to be organised and be working on it now. Application forms are online.
For more information, visit www.bachelorofaccounting.com

Guest speaker - Newcastle uni Business/Accounting
Universities: Posted 28-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This Thursday during Period 5 there will be a guest speaker from the Faculty of Business and Management at Newcastle Uni her to speak to students interested in accounting, traineeships, business degrees, and scholarships - 1 worth $2000 is specifically for a student from Tamworth. Find out more. Listen to the notices in home room on Thursday for the location. The uni asks that Business Studies students especially attend the talk and anyone else who is interested. Please give your name to me so I can let teachers know who will not be in class Period 5. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

RSA & RCG - have you paid?
School Matters: Posted 28-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to do the courses later this term, please pay your money at the office ASAP. Check previous careers alerts for the details.

Thought of the week
School Matters: Posted 28-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
"Don't give up. Often it's the last key in the bunch that opens the door."

Kenvale College - July
Private Colleges: Posted 28-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
In the July holidays, Kenvale College of Tourism and Hospitality Management is holding a career week program called Explore. Students will be taken to experience a variety of hospitality establishments and interact with industry professionals. They will also participate in practical sessions and host their own afternoon tea event. Dates: July 4-6. Possibly an extra one the following weekFor more information, see website or Or contact Bernie McFarlane on 9314 6213 or mcfarlaneb@kenvale.edu.au .
For more information, visit www.kenvale.edu.au

What's On in Week 5
School Matters: Posted 21-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Monday: Medicine talk at lunchtime, Tuesday - Careers Room, Thursday - Q&A Careers Forum at lunchtime.

Billy Blue & William Blue scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 21-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Application forms have arrived. See me. They are worth $30K over 2 years and close 7th and 14th Sept.
For more information, visit www.billyblue.com.au

Uni Of Sydney: Eco & Business courses
Universities: Posted 21-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Details of their economics, commerce and international studies degrees plus majors offered, esp accounting.
For more information, visit www.econ.usyd.edu.au

Engineering at Macquarie Uni
Universities: Posted 21-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
They will offer industry placements of 6 months (eg with Optus, IBM etc) and courses in computer, electronic, instrumentation and control, photonics, software and wireless engineering.
For more information, visit www.ics.mq.edu.au

Notre Dame courses & admissions guide 2008
Universities: Posted 21-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Over 1000 students have enrolled at ND in Arts, Commerce, Education, Law, marketing, Medicine, Nursing etc
For more information, visit www.sydney.nd.edu.au

UNSW 2008
Universities: Posted 21-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Undergraduate course booklet for everything you need to know about going to UNSW, courses, costs, scholarships,accom. I also have information on early admissions scheme for exceptionally talented students and Academic Achievement Awards for a Yr 12 student, optometry, B Taxation, open day 1st Sept
For more information, visit www.unsw.edu.au

Blue Mountains Hotel School
Private Colleges: Posted 21-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Information pack has arrived and includes: scholarships worth $15K, Career Focus days during holidays (try before you buy), FEE-HELP, early entry etc
For more information, visit www.hotelschool.com.au

GradFiles - who earns what & where the jobs are
Career Choice: Posted 21-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The Dec 2006 issue of GradFiles has arrived.82.4% of uni graduates from 2005 were in full time jobs within 4 months earning av $40,800pa. Highest earners were: Surveyors ($68K), Mining Engineers ($64K) then geologists, other engineers and doctors. Highest employment prospects: mining engineering, urban & regional planners, civil & electrical engineers,surveyers, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, medicine, rehabilitation, law, vets. See me for more details.

Quantity surveying & Construction economics: why?
Scholarships: Posted 21-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Scholarships worth $3000, employment prospects are fantastic (over 93.1% of graduates) and money is good (av $1600 per week). Find out what courses are available or more about the 20 scholarships being offered from me. If you don't know what they do, go to the website below. THis is a great area to get into.
For more information, visit www.myfuture.edu.au/services/default.asp?FunctionID=5050&ASCO=212211A#Earnings

Nursing and Health Expo - Sydney 3rd June
Career Choice: Posted 21-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Sunday 3rd June 10am-3pm at Sydney and organised by Royal College of Nursing. More details on 1800 061 660.
For more information, visit www.rcna.org.au

Mid year UAC applications close soon
Universities: Posted 21-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close 1st June. Check the website for details.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/mya/apply/abw.html

Mid year enrolments at TAFE close Friday
TAFE: Posted 21-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Check the website for details and allow time for applications to arrive - due 25th May 2007.
For more information, visit www.tafensw.edu.au/

Thought of the Week
School Matters: Posted 21-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
"It's never too late to be who you might have been" George Elliot

Jobs in Sydney & Central Coast
Job vacancies: Posted 21-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
1) Apprentice chef: Bexley Gold Club, please Fax resume to 9150 5424, Email resume to ceo@bexleygolf.com.au or Phone 9150 9062 for more details 2) PRINTER & FINISHING APPRENTICESHIPS- Empire Printing: is Marrickville Printing company is urgently in seek of apprentices. Please email your resume to cathy@empireprinting.com.au or Fax: 9560 1316 3) Business Administration Traineeship - CENTRAL COAST GROUP TRAINING LIMITED: Please register your interest on our website at www.ccgt.com.au and send your detailed resume to jobs@ccgt.com.au 4) Junior/Traineeship - Dental Assistant: Crows Nest Dental Centre: Please contact the Practice Manager, Sumathy on 9438 4471.


RSA & RCG course dates set - Week 9
School Matters: Posted 16-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
RSA will be held on Tuesday 19th June and RCG on Wednesday 20th June. Course provider for both courses isCountry Hospitality Services. The cost of each course is $60. Please collect an envelope. Write RSA, RCG or both on it with the correct amount & return to Mrs. Forrest in the office. It is advisable to do BOTH courses as it increases your employability as so many places that serve alcohol also provide gaming facilities. The first 25 students to pay for each course will be enrolled in the courses. You must be 17 or older to do the course. More details on the flyer on the library counter.


UMAT prep course
Universities: Posted 14-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
UMAT Preparation Centre, has asked that I pass on contact details for students who are interested in doing a prep course for the UMAT exam. For more information, visit the website or call Michael on 0414870754.

For more information, visit www.face2faceumat.com.au

Optometry and Pharmacy in 2008
Universities: Posted 14-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
UAC has released information about courses in these areas for 2008 and beyond regarding UMAT and STAT. See me for details.

What's On in Week 4
School Matters: Posted 14-5-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Monday - appointments with Yr 12 students, Tuesday - lunchtime in the Careers Room, Wednesday - Guest Speaker Jason Gunter on Accounting, UTS and Scholarships at lunchtime in A1 and Parent/Teacher Interviews, Thursday - Careers Room at Lunchtime.

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