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Want to go to UNSW??????? VERY IMPORTANT
Early Entry schemes: Posted 28-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
The UNSW Gateway scheme recognises that schools have different levels of educational advantage and therefore some students experience more disadvantage than others. This means that a student’s ATAR may not accurately reflect their ability to achieve at university. The UNSW Gateway Scheme applies an evidence-based approach which makes the pathway to a degree at UNSW more equitable for students from low-socio economic backgrounds and regional areas. The UNSW Gateway Scheme automatically applies an adjusted selection rank to students who have attended Gateway eligible schools in NSW. If your ATAR falls within ten points of the Guaranteed Entry rank for UNSW degrees where the cut off is 90 or below, and you order your preferences in a way that allows you to receive an offer, Gateway will automatically adjust your selection rank.
For more information, visit https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/unsw-gateway

Resumes please to help early entry applications
Early Entry schemes: Posted 28-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Students are reminded to create a university-appropriate resume like the examples in the purple covered Year 12 Careers Booklet and to email them to: careers@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au

Sydney University E12 early entry
Early Entry schemes: Posted 28-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Our E12 scheme provides an opportunity for eligible students to receive ATAR concessions, an early conditional offer to a University of Sydney course, and a scholarship. For those students who haven’t yet had a chance to apply for this scheme, a gentle reminder the online application portal will remain open until 5pm, 1 September 2017
For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/future-students/domestic/undergraduate/e12/

Peter from SCU here 7 Sept to talk about Star entr
Early Entry schemes: Posted 28-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
See what courses are available.
For more information, visit scu.edu.au/futurestudents/index.php/29/

Southern Cross Uni's early entry scheme
Early Entry schemes: Posted 28-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Register for STAR Early Entry before 15 September to gain an early offer to study with Southern Cross University based on your school principal's recommendation. You can register online and there are no application fees.

For more information, visit https://ssm.scu.edu.au/SMS/SCU_eStudent/S1/eApplications/eAppLogin.aspx?f=%24S1.EAP.LOGIN.WEB

Western’s Exciting New Early Offer Program
Early Entry schemes: Posted 28-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
From WSU: At Western Sydney Uni, we do things differently. In 2017 we are giving HSC students the opportunity to plan their futures early. We will reward students with an early offer in return for their hard work so they don’t have to rely on their ATAR. Why? Because your hard work matters – not your ATAR ranking. Register now to receive information from Western Sydney University about this exciting new early offer program.
For more information, visit https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/informationabout/uwsadvantage/early_offer_2018

University of Wollongong Accommodation Guarantee
Accommodation: Posted 28-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
UOW is one of the few Australian universities to offer an accommodation guarantee for first-year students. To be eligible for the guarantee students must apply by 12 November 2017. UOW also offers a range of accommodation scholarships.

Certificate III in Engineering - apprenticeship
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 28-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
A local employer is after someone with a licence who is seeking an apprenticeship after the HSC. See Mrs Barrett for details.

Essential Energy electrical apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 23-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Essential Energy is committed to providing exciting and challenging career opportunities across regional New South Wales and applications close 12pm (AEST) Friday, 8 September 2017. Please make sure you watch the videos of our current apprentices: www.youtube.com/essentialenergytv

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

Digital Media Traineeship - starts in Jan 2018
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 23-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are interested, you need to apply now and hopefully get an interview in October ready to start in 2018.
For more information, visit www.2creativemedia.com.au/careers_
Traineeship_Information.pdf

Scholarship for Culinary, Hospitality & Winemakin
Scholarships: Posted 23-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Hunter TAFE Scholarship for Culinary, Hospitality and Winemaking.The Trevor Drayton Scholarship, granted by the Hunter TAFE Foundation, comprises awards in culinary, hospitality, and winemaking. The scholarships, valued at $2500 each, seek to discover promising young talent in the region and showcase the Hunter and Central Coast’s vibrant tourism and hospitality industry.. Applications Close 29 November

For more information, visit www.hunter.tafensw.edu.au/news/pages/entries-open-for-trevor-drayton-scholarship.aspx

Wollongong Early Entry - time is running out
Early Entry schemes: Posted 23-8-17 Deadline - 25-8-17
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 25th August. Find out about the accommodation guarantee too. Allow time to do your application please!!
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/future/early-admission/index.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_of26KXs1QIVLti9Ch0WHAu8EA

UTS Open Day 26 AUg
Open Days: Posted 23-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out what you can do there and see Mrs Barrett for the card with details of the 10 Bonus Points. https://openday.uts.edu.au/?utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Careers%20Adviser%20In%20Brief%20August%202017
For more information, visit https://openday.uts.edu.au/

Common job interview questions
Job vacancies: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Year 13 has some common questions you’ll likely be asked in any job interview. It’s a good idea to have prepared answers for them next time you have an interview.


For more information, visit https://year13.com.au/your-next-job-interview/

Have you enrolled to vote?
General: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
This is one of the many things facing Year 12 school leavers along with getting your own Medicare card etc. It’s easy to enrol online, that way you can join in an make your voice heard on the important issues. You must be 18 years or older to vote.

For more information, visit www.aec.gov.au/enrol/

Becoming an apprentice
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian Apprenticeships Pathways can help you when you’re looking for an apprenticeship. Visit this page on their website for a step-by-step guide to finding and securing the best apprenticeship for you.

For more information, visit www.aapathways.com.au/Self-Help/Step-by-Step-Guide

Paramedic Traineeships
Career Choice: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Applicants who have no prior medical experience can apply for the Trainee Paramedic (vocational entry) role. Through the Trainee Paramedic vocational entry training pathway, you will undertake the nationally-accredited Diploma of Paramedical Science over three years, delivered by the NSW Ambulance Education Centre, Rozelle, Sydney.
http://www.ambulance.nsw.gov.au/media/docs/2016%20Paramedic%20Intern%20Guide-cff5296d-5c28-4e35-92d5-298cdc685000-0.pdf
http://www.ambulance.nsw.gov.au/Employment/Paramedic-Positions/Becoming-a-paramedic.html

For more information, visit www.ambulance.nsw.gov.au/Employment/Paramedic-Positions/Becoming-a-paramedic.html

Want to learn to fly a drone???
Career Choice: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Learn the essentials of flying a drone with TAFE NSW Coomealla. Registrations are now open for TAFE NSW Coomealla’s new Drone Essentials Short Course. Delivered as a blended online and practical course, it includes an online learning component which students complete before taking part in practical training. The drone essentials course includes training in aviation safety and rules, how to set up a drone, operations, flight and software.

For more information, visit https://www.rit.tafensw.edu.au/courses/detail/drone-essentials-statement-of-attainment-2017-836998

Future Teachers Scholarships Closing Soon
Scholarships: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Teacher Education Scholarships – 220 places available. Teacher Education Scholarships – Aboriginal – 80 places available. Teacher Rural Scholarships – 50 places available. Great Teaching, Inspired Learning Cadetships – 30 places available. Applications close on Friday 15 September 2017.

For more information, visit https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/getpaidtostudy

University of Western Sydney Early Offer Program 2
Early Entry schemes: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
HSC students can now start planning their futures early by registering with Western Sydney University’s Early Offer Program. Register online with your details today and get advance notifications about their exciting offers program.

For more information, visit https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/informationabout/bonuspoints/early_offer_2018#.WYfhibUPS3s.facebook

University of New England Regional Bonus Points
Universities: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
UNE's Regional Bonus Scheme adds 5 points to your ATAR, OP (or equivalent), and is for applicants from regional, rural and remote locations Australia-wide. It complements UNE's long-established Early Entry Admissions Scheme for domestic Year 12 and TAFE students. This is not associated with Direct Early Entry applications.

For more information, visit www.une.edu.au/study/study-on-campus/regional-bonus-points

University of New England Campus Tours
Universities: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
A free campus tour at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW Australia is a great way to experience the lifestyle of a university student. Campus Tours are conducted on Monday and Friday at 9:30am and 1:30pm each week (excluding public holidays) and will take approximately two hours. Great for parents and students to see what UNE offers.

For more information, visit www.une.edu.au/study/study-on-campus/campus-tours

Exercise Science pathways and careers
Universities: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Exercise science is a growing industry with interesting, impactful, and diverse career opportunities. Sport – career opportunities exist in coaching, strength and conditioning, performance analysis, and sport science
PE teaching. Outdoor leadership – recreation or education. Allied health professions - accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) are allied health professionals who use exercise to improve the quality of life for individuals with a variety of chronic diseases, such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, obesity, musculoskeletal injuries, cancers, or mental illness. An AEP can work in public and private hospitals, multi-disciplinary clinics, population health settings, or sport settings.. ACU offers a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, and a Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science, as well as dual degree opportunities with teaching, business and public health.
For more information, visit https://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/faculties,_institutes_and_centres/health_sciences/course_updates/

Bachelor of Nutrition Science at ACU
Career Choice: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
See the course outline here: https://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/faculties,_institutes_and_centres/health_sciences/course_updates/2018_new_undergraduate_offerings/?_cldee=Y2FyZWVyc0BtY2NhcnRoeS5uc3cuZWR1LmF1&recipientid=contact-f95c820a1bbce61180f73863bb360c48-2f0447ab74ad439a98463423ad0109c2&esid=9dc3868e-db82-e711-8104-e0071b668851
For more information, visit https://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/faculties,_institutes_and_centres/health_sciences/course_updates/

Guest speakers - accountancy Friday lunchtime
Career Choice: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Open to all Year 10, 11 and 12 students considering business, finance, accounting, combined law courses. Come to the AV Room at 12.45.

Accountancy cadetship for 2018 - work and study
Cadetships: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
A great opportunity for current Year 12 students or first/second year University Students who want to commence their career in accountancy in Sydney. See Mrs Barrett for details.

Apprentice carpenter with Multiplex in Sydney
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Great opportunity and applications close very soon. Apply now and start work in January 2018.
For more information, visit https://jobs.multiplexcareers.global/jobtools/jncustomsearch.viewFullSingle?in_organid=18939&in_jnCo

Teach NSW - live chat on Facebook
Career Choice: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
teach.NSW will be hosting a Facebook live chat on Tuesday 29 August @ 5pm for those interested in teaching as a career. We are offering HSC students, their teachers and parents/carers, uni students and career changers the opportunity to talk to the teach.NSW team and special guests Eddie Woo and Nancy Penfold, about the fantastic opportunities available to them! Key representatives from the department will be available to answer questions and chat about opportunities offered to students, including how they can get paid to study with our scholarship programs. Applications for scholarships will close on Friday 15 September and time is running out! To join the event, participants should register on the teach.NSW Facebook event page. Facebook friends can also be invited to the event.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/470031210020527/

Job - interested in technology??? Got a licence?
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Traineeship with Viatek: https://au.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=db64cf623be283d9&q=trainee&l=Tamworth+NSW&tk=1bnmbalpp2tvvc0f&from=ja&alid=597932cfe4b0afc5b749552e&utm_source=jobseeker_emails&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=job_alerts&rgtk=1bnmbalpp2tvvc0f
For more information, visit https://au.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=db64cf623be283d9&q=trainee&l=Tamworth+NSW&tk=1bnmbalpp2tvvc0f&from=

Scholarship workshop Monday 6pm
Scholarships: Posted 17-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Open to all Tamworth Year 12 students. Details are here: https://www.facebook.com/270157479809179/photos/a.284637345027859.1073741828.270157479809179/869139443244310/?type=3&theater
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/270157479809179/photos/a.284637345027859.1073741828.270157479809179/8691394

Scholarship writing workshop - next week
Scholarships: Posted 16-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
See a long long Careers Alert email tomorrow for details.

Accounting as a career / course GUEST SPEAKER
Career Choice: Posted 16-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
ACCOUNTING Have you thought about becoming an accountant? How good at Maths do you have to be? Why do most CEOs and Managers of businesses have an accounting background? Can I do work experience in Tamworth? What are accounting cadetships?How much will I earn? What courses can I do?What subjects do I need to do?A guest speaker from ICAANZ NW Group will be here at lunchtime in the AV Room on Friday to talk to interested students and answer these questions + more.

Missed out on your UAC 2018 book and info guide?
UAC: Posted 16-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
See Mrs Barrett if you were away and missed these given out yesterday and at the lunchtime meeting today. They are vital to successfully applying to university.

EA Ski & Snowboard Training
Gap year: Posted 16-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Positions for 2017 November and December for intermediate to advanced skiers and snow boarders. Training provided with employment opportunities.


For more information, visit courses.easkiandsnowboard.com/skiing-instructor-courses/

Australian Merchant Navy
Career Choice: Posted 16-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
See what life is like and what you need to do to be part of the exciting world in the merchant navy.


For more information, visit www.australianmerchantnavy.com/whatwedoatsea.htm

Want to be an archaeologist?
Career Choice: Posted 16-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Check this out!


For more information, visit www.sciencemag.org/category/archaeology

NSW Police Force Exam Dates and Locations
Career Choice: Posted 16-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
The NSW Police Entrance exams are coordinated every 6-8 weeks in locations across Sydney and Regional NSW. ACER will open registrations for up to two (2) exam sessions at a time. Exam dates currently available for registration are as follows: 26 August - Liverpool, Granville, Padstow, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour & Dubbo. 14 October - Alexandria, Liverpool, Granville & Newcastle
Further 2017 dates: 2 December - Alexandria, Liverpool, Granville, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour & Dubbo


For more information, visit https://nswpolice.acer.edu.au/register

Sydney Design School Open Day 4 November. 10.00am
Open Days: Posted 16-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
At 40 Oxley Street, St Leonards. Bring your friends and family and join us for our Open Day. Immerse yourself in the exciting world of interior design and get creative building your own mood board. Our Director, Amanda Grace, will be giving a 30 minute presentation at 11am covering everything you need to know about our career courses and flexible learning options. To attend, simply register your details below.


For more information, visit sydneydesignschool.com.au/info-sessions/

UAC Equity Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 16-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
As mentioned at the talk at lunchtime today, Equity Scholarships help financially disadvantaged students with the general costs associated with tertiary study. Equity Scholarships are awarded to students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those who receive Centrelink income support payments. Booklets are in the Careers Office.


For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/equity/

Student Life and university
Universities: Posted 16-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Choosing what to study and where to study is really just the tip of the iceberg. Once you've finally made the big decision and turned up for your first day, student life is everything that follows. Your time as a student is a whole lot more than just showing up to class and displaying a diploma on your wall. Rather, it's about the complete picture and what you get out of your experience, including minor ups and downs and the general challenges that come with taking time out to complete post-compulsory education.


For more information, visit https://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/study-information/student-life

LUNCHTIME TALK - WED on UAC and early entry applic
Universities: Posted 14-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
This will begin in the PAC at the start of lunchtime and will not be repeated. A separate booklet to help you with the process and choices will be handed out.

UAC books- to be given out in Mentor Group on Tues
UAC: Posted 14-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
All Year 12 students will receive a copy of UAC 2018 in Mentor Group on Tuesday morning. Read it and attend the presentation on Wednesday at the start of lunchtime in the PAC for information on applying to UAC and early entry schemes.

Heavy Diesal Mechanical Apprenticeship -Cummins
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 14-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Mechanical and Electrical Apprenticeships commencing January 2018 have now been advertised on the Cummins Careers Website. Apprenticeships are available at 23 Cummins branches including Tamworth. See Mrs Barrett if you need help with your application.
For more information, visit cummins-australia.jobs/tamworth-aus/heavy-diesel-mechanical-apprentieship-tamworth/65BF24A533

Year 12: not received UAC PIN email update
UAC: Posted 1-8-17 Deadline - No Deadline
I rang UAC for students who have not yet received their UAC PIN via your email address registered with NESA. The advice is to to please check your Junk/Spam Mail folder. If you still can't find the email containing your UAC PIN, please call UAC Customer Service team on (02) 9752 0200 from mobiles or 1300 275 822 between 8.30am and 4.30pm Sydney time. You will need to give your NESA HSC number to identify yourself and they will give you youor PIN over the phone. And don't worry, applications open tomorrow, but you have until the end of September to submit an early-bird application.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

UAC PINs are being sent today - don't lose it!!
UAC: Posted 31-7-17 Deadline - No Deadline
UAC PINs have been sent by email to Year 12 students in NSW and ACT! If the email isn't in your inbox, check your junk mail folder. UAC undergraduate applications open Wednesday 2 August, so keep your PIN handy - you'll need it to apply after the Trial exams are over and before 29th September. Please don't stress about applying to UAC until after your Trial HSC exams when all McCarthy Year 12 students will receive a copy of the UAC 2018 book. It is not a case of first in gets to go to university.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Good luck in your Trial HSC exams
HSC: Posted 28-7-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Please do your best over the next few weeks to make your HSC and your ATAR the best it can be plus have a Trial HSC report that will improve your chances of employment, scholarships, college and early entry scheme success.

Two early entry schemes close on Monday 31st
Early Entry schemes: Posted 28-7-17 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are thinking health courses or teaching courses, have been an active member in and around the school you should investigate and apply for the ACU scheme over the weekend.
http://www.acu.edu.au/study_at_acu/pathways_And_entry_schemes/year_12_student_entry/early_entry The other scheme is Notre Dame's early entry scheme: http://notredame.edu.au/sydney/early-offer.php


For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/study_at_acu/pathways_And_entry_schemes/year_12_student_entry/early_entry

GAP year job for 2018 in an accounting office
Gap year: Posted 26-7-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Are you graduating this year and seeking a gap year positions for 2018? The role is as an office junior completing clerical tasks, filing, messages, switchboard etc and would be for one year until commencement of university in 2019. Please email careers@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au if interested.

Psychology, Nursing or Social Work?
Career Choice: Posted 26-7-17 Deadline - No Deadline
This article from The Footnotes interviews different people at the beginning of their careers to give you some insight into studying and getting a job in psychology, nursing and social work.

For more information, visit thefootnotes.com.au/psychology-nursing-social-work/

Dentistry???
Career Choice: Posted 26-7-17 Deadline - No Deadline
Final year Dental Science students share their tips for starting university

For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn0QFx_bk1o

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