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Medicine at UNE/Newcastle Uni in 2008
Universities: Posted 27-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A brochure has arrived on this new course for 2008. If you are thinking of medicine, please get a copy of it from me.

Attention Year 12 2006
School Matters: Posted 27-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
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University of Wollongong's new Bonus 3 point schem
Universities: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
From this year, Year 12 students at McCarthy are eligible for 3 bonus UAI points on all UAC preferences for UOW. See me for a copy of their letter.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au

Accommodation applications to UQ
Accommodation: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Closing date this year will be Sept 28 for places in residential colleges at UQ.

Do you want to study at college/uni in the USA?
Scholarships: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Ausiec is an organisation that helps students apply for stport scholarships in the USA. See me for details or visit the site. Early applications are needed.
For more information, visit www.ausiec.com.au

Australian International COnservatorium of Music
Private Colleges: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Open day is on Sat 26th May.
For more information, visit www.aicm.edu.au

Australian Catholic University
Universities: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Course brochure and open day information have arrived. They have campuses in Canberra, Strathfield and North Sydney with open days in AUg & SEpt.
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au

UQ (Uni of Qld) open days & new courses
Universities: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Dates for campus open days are now available if you want to travel there in August. See me for details. THEy have made changes to Arts, Business, Architecture, Mulitmedia Design and Science courses.
For more information, visit www.uq.edu.au

Bond University
Scholarships: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Any one interested in finding out about Bond University courses and scholarships, please see me. A representative from the uni will be visiting me on Tuesday 1st May.
For more information, visit bond.edu.au

Engineering Scholarships at UTS
Scholarships: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Twenty scholarships worth $48,000 are on offer for students interested in civil or civil & environmental engineering pending RTA approval. If you are interested see me to find out what these forms of engineering involve and to get more details. Info evening on Wed 20 June.
For more information, visit www.eng.uts.edu.au/scholarships

Nature Care College Degrees & other courses
Private Colleges: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Courses available in natural medicine (Naturopathy, homeopathy, herbal medicine), yoga, holistics counselling, massage, reflexology, aromatheraphy, marriage celebrancy, etc etc. College is located in St Leonards Sydney. No UAI needed.
For more information, visit www.naturecare.com.au

**All University courses in Australia & their UAIs
Universities: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
THis year's copy of Directory Undergraduate contains all 3724 university degree courses offered this year and their cut-offs. COurses are listed in faculty areas (eg all nursing courses, all law courses) and are ranked according to their UAI cutoffs for this year. It is a "must see" for anyone thinking of going to university. Copies can be borrowed from me or you can photocopy the pages you need.

Deakin University in Melbourne
Universities: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Course guide has arrived.
For more information, visit www.deakin.edu.au

Jobs for when you graduate from University
Universities: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to find out where the jobs are when you finish uni or to help you decide wht courses to do at uni, you may like to look at this website.
For more information, visit www.gradsonline.com.au

Kenvale College Tourism & Hospo Mgt
Private Colleges: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Brochure and video available
For more information, visit www.kenvale.edu.au

Traineeships/Apprenticeships available now in Sydn
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
1) APPRENTICE BAKERS Required with Sonoma Baking Company, please send resume to andrew@sonoma.com.au Please include your contact details, plus details of your previous employment engagements, with the dates that you started and completed each engagement, professional references names and addresses and proof of your enrolment or call 0296902060. 2) Apprentice Chef Required with Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, please call 9218 0400 or email your resume to hr@holidayinndarlingharbour.com.au. 3) Apprentice Chef-1st year please fax through a brief CV 92322868 and you will be contacted for a follow up appointment if appropriate. The Ministry Of Food Pty Ltd, Phone: 92322758, Email: keith.mclaughlin@bigpond.com 4) Signpost Australia is seeking Apprentice Chefs 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th year. For more information, please call (02) 9279 1779, Fax 9299 7465 or email: signpostaustralia@gmail.com. 5) Pittwater Council has 2 x Traineeships available for 12 months Northern Beaches Location Business Admin/Frontline Management. For further information please contact: Paula Hammond on 9970 1151. Please send a covering letter and work history via email to employment@pittwater.nsw.gov.au or post to Human Resources, Pittwater Council, PO Box 882, Mona Vale. NSW 1660.


CSU Paramedic course
Universities: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The first university to introduce tertiary training for ambulance clinicians in 1994, Charles Sturt University (CSU) has now become the first to enter into a national accreditation process through the Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA). Because most States and Territories are moving toward university based education for paramedics, the CAA, the peak body representing the ambulance authorities in Australasia, recently began an accreditation process, to standardise the qualifications throughout Australia, as there are now eleven providers of paramedic education in Australia, according to Peter O'Meara, Associate Professor in CSUs School of Biomedical Sciences. Accreditation brings ambulance clinicians into line with similar professions such as nurses, and will allow our graduates to move around the country freely. In terms of credibility and portability it is really important, Professor O'Meara said.
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au

Accounting at UTS
Scholarships: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
UTS provided the following news about the Bachelor of Accounting co-op scholarship & course news: Applications will close Wednesday 13 June, for students hoping to start the course in January 2008. This is a much earlier closing date than other university courses, but was very successful last year as it allowed us to match the Chartered Accounting firmsí timetable. Like them, we will be making up to 25 guaranteed offers in July, allowing applicants to weigh up any BAcc offer at the same time as the CA firms make cadetship offers. A second round of applications will also be taken, closing much later in the year, but only limited places will be available. So please encourage interested students to apply in June.The BAcc application form is now available online at our website:www.bachelorofaccounting.com and students will see that it is a straightforward and quick process to apply. Like last year, applicants enter their personal and contact details online (which takes only 2 minutes) using Part A of our application form. They then complete a single-page Part B form, covering their achievements within and outside of school. We ask schools to sign off on this Part B form and fax it direct to us.This year we've improved our fax service to avoid the frustration some schools experienced last year with a constant busy signal as the closing date deadline approached. Our selection criteria remain unchanged, and are spelt out clearly for applicants at: http://www.business.uts.edu.au/bofacc/application/selection.html We are looking for all-round achievers - applicants who have taken initiative and pursued interests within and outside school, and in doing so demonstrated things like interpersonal skills, dedication and leadership. A high UAI is not essential. Academic ability is just one of our 5 selection criteria, so some successful candidates will be stronger in other areas than on UAI. Each year we take in applicants whose eventual UAIs fall in the range 85-100, so please encourage worthy students who don't expect to reach 95 UAI to apply. Our website now includes more pages on Accounting careers and how Accounting roles have changed from the stereotypical. There is also a new page describing in detail the skills that employers are looking for in applicants: http://www.business.uts.edu.au/bofacc/findmore/skillsneed.html Plus there are heaps of other online resources for applicants, such as student profiles, graduate profiles, FAQs, student news and events. And finally, you are invited to attend an Information Evening for potential BAcc applicants, to be held Monday 4 June, from 5.30 to 6.30 pm, at UTS Haymarket. This event will give students from your school (as well as interested teachers and parents) the chance to find out more about the BAcc course, talk to current students, graduates and sponsoring employers, and have their questions answered. With applications closing 13 June, please ask any interested students at your school to register online for this event via our website. If you would like any more information about the Bachelor of Accounting co-op course at UTS, please reply to this message or call 02 9514 3579.
For more information, visit www.bachelorofaccounting.com

Newcastle Uni Open Day
Universities: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The University of Newcastle Schools Visits Day will be held on
Thursday 28 June, 2007 which is the second last day of this term. I will be taking interested students on a bus with 2 other high schools so there will be a limited number of seats available. Cost will be approx $20. You can give your name to me if you are interested in going.

Term 2 - what it means career-wise
School Matters: Posted 24-4-07 Deadline - No Deadline
As Mr McDougall said at assemby this morning, this is a big term. The careers information that I receive turns from a trickle to a flood so you need to keep checking your CareersALert emails to know what is happening and what is available. Please ask your friends if they have subscribed yet. If they haven't, show them how or ask them to see me please

Accounting cadetship evening
Career Choice: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Chartered Accountants will be holding a free info session for students and parents on May 24 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney from 4.30pm. Attendance is free but you must register at the website. They will discuss the advantages of a cadetships where you work and earn while studying and talk about career paths and prospects in accountacny, business or commerce. Meet employers and find out how to be successful in the recruitment process.
For more information, visit charteredaccountants.com.au/students

Careers in media & communications
Career Choice: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
I received attended a Careers Advisers day where we looked at careers in radio, television and newspapers. Next term I will hold a lunchtime talk to let you know what I found out and what advice people working these industries told us to tell interested students.

Careers in the music, film and performing arts
Career Choice: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See me to look at the magazine (TBQ-Music issue) that has just arrived that shows jobs that young people are doing in these areas, gives advice to students who want to get into singing, composing, production, film industry, modelling etc.

Careers in Science
Universities: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Please check this website for both general information on careers for science graduates and information on specific science careers.
For more information, visit science.uniserve.edu.au/school/resource/careers.html

Medicine at Wollongong University
Universities: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This year has seen the first 80 students entering UOW's Graduate Medical students. IT will primarily focus on the shortage of doctors in rural, regional and remote areas. If you are thinking of medicine, this may be an option if you do another degree first preferably in the health field or science areas.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au

Last Careers Alert fo this term - holiday advice
Career Choice: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This is the last email from me before the holidays so I wish you a happy and holy Easter. I will be taking a week's Long Service Leave as from Friday 30th March. Try to make some use of your holidays to study (there are only 278 days left of this year and less to you begin the HSC and final yearly exams). Think about career options and investigate them or, if you are travelling, try to visit colleges or universities you are thinking of attending. If you still have no idea, use this time to investigate some of the careers websites located on the Careers page of the school website. This page will be changed and updated next terms so stay tuned...
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/newcareers.htm

R.I.P. Marcus Plevey
School Matters: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Some of you, and your older brothers or sisters, would know Marcus Plevey (Year 12 2004). You would, like everyone who knew him, be shocked and saddened to hear that he was tragically killed in a car accident in Western Australia recently. His funeral was held in Manilla yesterday (Tuesday). If you have an older brother or sister who was in his year at school, you may like to let them know in case they have not heard this tragic news. Rest in peace Marcus.

Thought of the week
School Matters: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
"Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans" - John Lennon.

Health Careers Forum - Wed 21 March
Career Choice: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Make sure permission notes are signed and returned. You will be asked to leave from the assembly and be taken to the new unit at the hospital and will miss Periods 1-3.

Macquarie Uni courses
Universities: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
For details of courses, HSC requirements, career options - see the poster in the Senior Study or the Careers Noticeboard.

Rotary Aviation expo applications.
Career Choice: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Due soon if you want to apply - for Year 10 & 11 students interested in a career in aviation.

Climate change related courses at uni
Universities: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
These include engineering, it, environmental planning, science, resource management etc. See me for details.

Forensic science at Griffith Uni in Qld
Universities: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Visit the website below for details or see me.
For more information, visit www.griffith.edu.au/futurestudents/science

UNSW's B Arts (Media & Communications)
Universities: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Major in film, theatre & performance study or in media, culture and technology. UNSW also offer a dance/education course.

Indigenous Engineering at UNSW
Universities: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for details of the program and their summer school.

Law essay - UNSW Faculty of Law
Universities: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Prizes of $500, $300 and $200 to write an essay on peoples rights and religion. Open to Yr 11 and 12. See your teacher or me for details or visit the website. Winning would look good on a resume or to mention in an interview.
For more information, visit www.law.unsw.edu.au/essaycomp

Current job vacancies
Job vacancies: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Apprentice electrician ( leave now and avoid the end of year rush), motor vehicle sales persons, computer technician, office position, stock person at feedlot, casual at IGA Quirindi, council workers/labourers, apprenticeships in fitter/turner/welder and electrician, casual & permanent administration positions, trainee livestock buyer and salesman.

Year 12 2006 - Casual work available
Job vacancies: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Northcott in Tamworth is looking for school leavers from 2006 who would be interested in casual work paying at least $17.00 per hour during weekends and school holidays. The job is providing personal care and activities with training provided. Northcott provides a respite care program. If interested or if you want more details, please ring April at Northcott on 67665755 or drop your resume in to 112 Carthage St.

Sydney University handbook for 2008
Universities: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Read about courses offered, services provided and everything else you need to know if you want to consider Sydney University.

What jobs pay 2006-2007 & Job prospects
Career Choice: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This book is available in the careers room and so is the one on job prospects. These are useful when deciding on which career path you may want to follow. The pay book details the occupations by age group ie 15-19 yrs to 45 plus.

Have your friends subscribed to Careers Alert?
Career Choice: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Please ask your friends and show them how easy it is to subscribe. It is the only way to find out everything you need to know about career information in the school.

Career Expo at TREC - change of date
Career Choice: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
I received a fax this week that the date for Tamworth students is now Friday 4th May. Please change this in your diary.

Health Careers Forum Wed 21st March
Career Choice: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Students who gave their names to me, should listen to the notices at the end of this week for details of this and when to collect a letter to your parents. You will be bussed from school to the hospital and back next Wed morning. More details to follow.

Macleay College course brochures
Private Colleges: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Multiple copies of course brochures have arrived. Some are in the Senior Study. Remember that no UAI is needed for these courses and you may use them to apply to uni later. With some courses, you can go straight into certain uni courses at the end of your advanced diploma from Macleay eg UTS, Newcastle, WOllongong & SCU. Youth allowance is available and so are bank loans. Read about their employment prospects eg they say 94% of journalism graduates gained positions in the industry & 93% of advertising graduates. Courses include: BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY, EVENT MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING, SPORTS MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING, PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING, BUSINESS (MANAGEMENT/MARKETING/ACCOUNTING), HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, TRAVEL AND TOURISM, JOURNALISM, ADVERTISING, REAL ESTATE (HSC Leavers), BOOK EDITING AND PUBLISHING.


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

Resume writing workshops - Wed & Friday
School Matters: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
There are still some vacancies (4 for Wed) and Friday. You will all need resumes for jobs, college, scholarship, etc applications. Please bring a memory stick or CD to save it. Workshops start at 12.45 and you end up with good resume, rather than an average one. Find out what the latest trends are and what makes a successful resume. It can help get you an interview or it can make you miss the cut.

Careers in science, engineering and technology
Universities: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A good website showing what jobs you can get by studying in these areas. Try the 10 minute quiz: Get SET Search is a free, interactive tool to help you discover the range of science, engineering and technology (SET) careers available to university graduates.
For more information, visit www.science.mq.edu.au/

Macquarie Uni handbook 2007 & open day
Universities: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Details of all courses and subjects studied in them have arrived and so have the Faculty books for Law; Society, Culture, Media and Philosophy; Health and Human Sciences; Education; Business, Commerce, Economics and Finance; Science; Humanities; Computing, IT and Electronics. The uni open day is Sat 1st September from 10-4.
For more information, visit www.mq.edu.au

Engineering @ Macquarie Uni Info evening
Universities: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Parent & student info evening on Engineering at Macquarie Uni and look at the options eg telecommunications, computing, photonics, software, wireless and electronics. If will be held on Tuesday 27th March at 6.30pm.See me for more details.

Short holiday courses at JuliusMedia
Private Colleges: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Courses in stage lighting, safety, video and sound mixing etc will be held in both April and July holidays. See me for dates and costs. Check their website for details of courses leading to careers in the events and entertainment industry.
For more information, visit www.juliusmedia.com

Traineeships & Apprenticeships for Year 12 2006
Job vacancies: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Tamworth Regional Council has advertised in The Leader for a mechanical or electrical apprenticeship. If you can't get the Leader, please contact me if you, or someone you know, are looking for an apprenticeship like this. There is also one going for aircraft avionics. Traineeships in the meat industry - livestock buyer and salesman. Other traineeships in Wee Waa and Tenterfield are being advertised as are jobs as architectural technicians, air force logistics officer (salary $52,400 pa), etc.

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