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Book Sale - Monday 10th November
School Matters: Posted 5-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
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Grad practice 11am Thursday at the Hall
General: Posted 5-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
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$2000 scholarship at UNE - last call for names
Scholarships: Posted 3-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Thank you to the students who have already let me know that studying at UNE in 2015 is their preferred destination and that they would like to be considered for this scholarship. You must attend UNE fulltime in 2015 and you cannot be taking a gap year. Names need to be sent to me by Friday of this week so send me an email if you want to be considered and there is no application form to fill in.
For more information, visit careers@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au

Win an Ipad
General: Posted 3-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
TAFE New England is now on Instagram! To celebrate, they are hosting a competition to win an iPad and are calling for entries from students throughout the New England. All you need to do is: 1)Start following us @tafenewengland on Instagram 2)Share a photo of them studying somewhere a bit different (on the dance floor, on their bike or anywhere they like!) 3)Use the #tnesmartmove and tag some friends to do the same. Entries close on Friday 7 November 2014. So if you have time on your hands now that exams are (almost) over, why not enter.

For more information, visit Trina.Constable@det.edu.au

Endeavour College of Natural Health Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 31-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications for 2015 Endeavour College of Natural Health Scholarships are now open to academically outstanding school leavers commencing full time study in 2015.

For more information, visit www.endeavour.edu.au/scholarships

Endeavour College of Natural Health Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 31-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications for 2015 Endeavour College of Natural Health Scholarships are now open to academically outstanding school leavers commencing full time study in 2015. For application guidelines, visit:

For more information, visit www.endeavour.edu.au/scholarships

University of Sydney:
Scholarships: Posted 31-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
One-third of Students to Receive Scholarships Under Deregulation

For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=14236

UWS: Badanami Alternative Entry Program
Universities: Posted 31-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
UWS: Badanami Alternative Entry Program for Indigenous Students Test Dates. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school and mature age students can apply to study at the University of Western Sydney through the Badanami Alternative Entry Program. The program is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who have not:
•Completed high school•Obtained an ATAR or high enough ATAR score for their chosen course•Received sufficient workplace experience•Obtained a Higher School Certificate (HSC). The Badanami Alternative Entry Program is a two day test held on the Kingswood (Penrith) campus. Students will be given an interview and tested on basic mathematics and English. November test dates: Mon 10th November and Tue 11th November.January test dates: Mon 19th and Tue 20th January 2015

For more information, visit future.uws.edu.au/future_students_home/events_at_uws

Universities: Posted 31-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
This U.S. Government Website provides advice to students interested in applying to U.S. colleges and universities. Information includes how to apply, testing, financial aid, visas, and more. The U.S. Consulate General in Sydney has an EducationUSA Centre and students, parents & career advisers can make appointments to visit the centre.

For more information, visit https://www.educationusa.info/australia

Current apprenticeship
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 31-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
I have just received an email from a local balustrading and fencing company in Tamworth. They say: we are seeking applicants to commence an apprenticeship with us in the new year. Are there any students that will be leaving school this year that are interested in this line of work. The successful applicant will commence a Certificate III in Welding apprenticeship at the start of 2015. Any interested persons are encouraged to contact Justin on 0423 370 026

Job - adminstration trainee - Headspace
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 29-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Tuesday's Leader had this job. If you cannot get a copy of the paper, email me for details please.

Job - apprentice painter
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 29-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
See Seek for details.
For more information, visit www.seek.com.au/job/27406925

Jobs - apprentice butcher
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 29-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Kay's Meats is after an apprentice. The job was in the Leader on Tuesday. Ring 67666655 for an interview.

Job- childcare traineeship
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 29-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
You must be 18 and this position will start as part time and then progress to fulltime. If interested in applying or want more details, go to Centrepoint Childcare with your resume and ask for Annette or Cindy.

RSA and RCG - 3 more people needed
General: Posted 27-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to do these through the school for the cheap rate of $215 for both on November 12 and 13, please bring the money in this week. If I don't 20 people paid by Friday, I will have to cancel the courses which will be disappointing. Ask your friends.

Year 12 Graduation 2014 - tickets
School Matters: Posted 27-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have not yet bought your tickets, please do so tomorrow before or after when you have your SOR exam. They were due to be purchased today. Remind your friends please.

African Conservation Experience Gap Year Program
Gap year: Posted 27-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
African Conservation Experience runs a series of conservation projects in South Africa and accepts students for 2-12 week placements. Must be 17 years or older. Projects include wildlife conservation & management, marine conservation, veterinary work, community projects and more.

For more information, visit www.conservationafrica.net/Gap-Year-Students

How to Become a Naturopath
Career Choice: Posted 27-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
This article by the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences provides information about the field of alternative medicine called Naturopathy. It covers what a naturopath does, what skills are required, and why people may want to pursue a career in naturopathy.

For more information, visit blog.aias.com.au/index.php/careers/how-to-become-a-naturopath/

JMC Academy New Songwriting Course
Private Colleges: Posted 27-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Learn how to brainstorm ideas, overcome writer's block, and express yourself more effectively in words and music. The course will commence in February 2015, applications now open.

For more information, visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au/News/2014-10-17/JMC-Academy-launches-Songwriting-course.cfm

Academy of Information Technology Information Sess
Private Colleges: Posted 27-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Thu 6th November, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Ultimo and Thu 20th November, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Ultimo. Interactive seminars providing an opportunity to learn more about the curriculum, course requirements and study pathways available at AIT.

For more information, visit www.ait.nsw.edu.au/events/

SAE Creative Media Institute Sydney/Byron Bay Open
Open Days: Posted 27-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
View the facilities and speak to their academics, staff, current students and graduates. Byron Bay: Thu 6th November, 6.00pm – 9.00pm, 373-391 Ewingsdale Road
Sydney Campus: Sat 15th November, 11.00am – 3.00pm, 11-17 York Street

For more information, visit sae.edu.au/news-and-events/events/

Uni of Canberra: New Bachelor of Film Produ
Universities: Posted 27-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Learn about all aspects of film including the sets, the shoot, directing actors, editing, sound design and effects as well as the creative processes of screenwriting.

For more information, visit www.canberra.edu.au/futurestudents/course-details/bachelor-of-film-production

UNE accommodation - open now. Apply for 2015
Accommodation: Posted 27-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
University of New England On-Campus Accommodation: Applications for on-campus accommodation at UNE in 2015 are now open. Room rates for UNE’s catered accommodation have been reduced to $199.50 with the exception of Mary White and St Albert’s.

For more information, visit www.une.edu.au/campus-life/une-accommodation/colleges

Trainee jobs with Tamworth Regional Council
Job vacancies: Posted 27-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
For Year 12 graduates from Tamworth Regional Council: Council has a number of Trainee positions available in the Water Division as well as one position in the IT Systems section. We are looking for individuals who have a keen interest in these fields, a positive attitude and ability in Maths and the Sciences. You will need to commit to learning and taking instruction with the rewards of gaining accreditation for the future. You have the opportunity to work whilst learning a skill with a great local employer that values employees and training. The following trainee positions available are:•Trainee Operator, Water & Wastewater (Kootingal)•Trainee Operator, Water & Wastewater (Manilla)• Trainee Process Operator •Information Technology Trainee. If this if for you, please go online to gain further information and to apply online. The closing date for these positions is 14 November 2014 at 5pm

For more information, visit www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/jobs

Year 12 Ancient History textbooks needed
HSC: Posted 27-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have Year 12 textbooks or study guides, students in my class are ready willing and able to buy them. Please bring them into the library this week with your name on it and your price ($30? depending on condition). Thank you.

Early entry at ACU due Monday 20th October
Early Entry schemes: Posted 17-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Early Achievers’ Program at ACU: Year 12 students applying for the Early Achievers’ Program (EAP) at ACU are reminded that applications close on Monday 20 October 2014, and offers will be made by the end of November 2014. Please note that failure to meet all the requirements for the EAP will result in not being considered for the program.
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/eap

Monash Uni Advice via YouTube
Universities: Posted 17-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Monash, in collaboration with first year students, have put together a series of short videos featuring study advice and tips from those who achieved exceptional ATARs. These videos are titled ‘Brilliant Advice’ and aim to inspire year 12 students.

For more information, visit www.youtube.com/user/monashunivideo

Southern Cross University Main Round Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 17-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close Sat 20th December.Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships to undergraduate students commencing study in 2014. Applicants can apply online and will be considered for all scholarships that they are eligible for.

For more information, visit scu.edu.au/scholarships/index.php/14

UNSW Parent Information Guide
Universities: Posted 17-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are applying to UNSW, here is a document for your parents.
For more information, visit www.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/documents/parent_information_guide%20FINAL_1.pdf

UTS Engineering Bonus Points 2015
Universities: Posted 17-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Questionnaire closes Fri 28th November. Engineering’s Year 12 Bonus Points Questionnaire could give students bonus points towards their application to a UTS engineering degree. Early round offers will also be made on the basis of this questionnaire.

For more information, visit www.uts.edu.au/future-students/engineering/essential-information/year-12-bonus-scheme-questio

Full time job in Quirindi - legal office administr
Job vacancies: Posted 17-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If you live in or around Quirindi (not Tamworth) and would like to apply, please email me so I can you the details of the job. It is a permanent position and they do not want a gap year student.

Job: trainee accountant - earn and learn
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 17-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
I received ta request from a local accounting firm: we are a local accounting firm that has a position available for a trainee accountant to commence in January 2015. This would suit Year 12 students that are looking to study a business or accounting degree that would be interested in a full time position by distance education while living and working in Tamworth. Our accounting firm is a medium sized local firm servicing Tamworth and North West NSW, with a modern computerised work environment and friendly young team. We are seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic school leaver to join our firm as a trainee accountant. The role is full time in the Tamworth office and requires the applicant to commence a business or accounting degree and to study externally. The trainee will work in a team environment and will explore all facets of taxation and accountancy, including preparation of Financial Statements, Income Tax Returns, Business Activity Statements and management reports. The work that is completed day to day will directly relate to the study undertaken. We are supportive of our trainee’s professional development, offering study leave to attend residential schools and exam leave. As the applicants career progresses we will encourage completion of the Professional Year program with the institute of Chartered Accountants to achieve the internationally recognised qualification of Chartered Accountant. The position is to commence in January 2015. If you wish to apply please forward a cover letter and resume to Megan Edwards: medwards@e-oc.com.au They understand that this is such a busy and important time for HSC students and would welcome applications after their exams have concluded. Email or see me if you need more information.

RSA & RCG - 16 have paid so far...
General: Posted 16-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
We need at least 20 students for this go ahead so if you are planning to do the courses through the school, please bring the $215 to the office as soon as you can. Thank you. They can definitely improve your chances of gap year, full time jobs in hospitality or part-time jobs plus look good on a resume.

New Bachelor of Management at UTS
Universities: Posted 15-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
The Bachelor of Management is a three year degree that provides you with a broad introduction to key managerial concepts, immersion into innovative and entrepreneurial thinking, and a choice of three key industry majors in events, tourism and sport business.

For more information, visit https://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/business/business-study-areas/management/bachelor-management

Career Choice: Posted 15-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out how long it takes to become a doctor and what steps are involved in this pathway.
For more information, visit https://www.myhealthcareer.com.au/medicine/how-long-does-it-take-to-become-a-doctor

Summer camp in the USA -job
Gap year: Posted 15-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Camp America – 9 - 12 week adventure on a Summer Camp in the USA. Working with kids and living the American dream. The perfect opportunity to travel.
For more information, visit www.campamerica.com.au

AIE Open Day - Saturday 15th November
Open Days: Posted 15-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Open Day on Saturday 15th November from 10am to 3pm. Sydney, Melbourne Canberra and Adelaide campuses will be opening their doors to visitors eager to find out about full-time and part-time courses staring in February 2015. The day will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. Student work will be on display and our teachers will be available to speak with you one on one about our courses and how AIE can get you into a creative career.
For more information, visit www.aie.edu.au/openday

Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning (Honours)
Universities: Posted 15-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Southern Cross University’s School of Environment, Science and Engineering is introducing a Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning (Honours) degree in 2015. The four-year degree will be taught on campus at Lismore and will equip students with the legal, environmental, social, design and engineering skills required to work as planners throughout Australia. Graduates can build careers in a range of fields including urban design, development assessment, housing, recreational planning, environmental protection and transport planning. For information on this exciting new degree, please refer to
For more information, visit courses.scu.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-regional-and-urban-planning-honours/2015

Bachelor of Dance/Bachelor of Music Auditions at A
Private Colleges: Posted 15-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
The Academy of Music and Performing Arts is now accepting audition bookings for Bachelor of Dance and Bachelor of Music courses for students wishing to commence in 2015. Auditions will be held from October, with final rounds in early December. To audition, students should complete an application form. For more information, please call 02 9555 1666 or email admissions@ampa.edu.au
For more information, visit www.ampa.edu.au/applynow

Online Computer Diplomas to start your IT career-
Career Choice: Posted 15-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Computer Power Institute (CPI) is passionate about making a difference to student’s lives. They do this by providing affordable, accessible IT Diplomas with International Vendor Certifications. Through weekly student intakes, students can be enrolled to quickly start their online computer courses. Computer Power provide IT courses in Information Technology, Networking, Software Development and Website Development designed for individuals with little or no vocational experience. See
For more information, visit www.computerpower.edu.au

Study at Notre Dame in 2015
Universities: Posted 15-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications to study at the University of Notre Dame in 2015 are open. Prospective students apply directly to the University via the Admissions Office. Applicants should submit a personal statement of 300 words, Year 11 & Year 12 reports, and any other relevant supporting documentation along with their completed application form. For more information and to download the application form or email sydney@nd.edu.au.
For more information, visit www.nd.edu.au/applynow

Event Management, Travel & Tourism, Sports Managem
Career Choice: Posted 15-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Industry Days for Students interested in: Event Management, Travel & Tourism, Sports Management or Journalism. The days are run by industry experts and give students a true taste of what it’s like to work in their dream career while having some fun along the way. Macleay College will host these days for senior high school students on 25th October and 1st November 2014, 10am - 1pm. RSVP is essential as places are limited.
For more information, visit https://www.macleay.edu.au/news/industry-days-oct2014

UNSW scholarship Academic Achievement Awards (AAA)
Scholarships: Posted 15-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Value $4,000 For 1 year. These Awards are provided to encourage academically gifted local Higher School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent students from NSW and ACT high schools to undertake undergraduate study at UNSW. The Academic Achievement Award (AAA) comprises:
- Certificate of recognition- Three bonus points (included in the maximum total bonus points) for entry into an undergraduate degree program at UNSW, except for Medicine (42800 BMed MD) and Co-op programs- A single payment of $4,000 following confirmation of full-time enrolment at UNSW. This award can be deferred for up to 2 years, if the offer of Admission is formally deferred and the student does not undertake any other tertiary study in the meantime. The AAA cannot be held in conjunction with a UNSW Scientia Scholarship, Student Achievement Award (SAA) or Rural Student Achievement Award. THERE IS NO NOMINATION OR APPLICATION REQUIRED. AAA offers will be made by UNSW to students that achieve the highest ATAR (not including bonus points) at eligible NSW and ACT high schools including ours. Multiple students from the same high school may be made an offer. Recipients will receive a Certificate of Recognition from UNSW. The Certificate is not an offer to study at UNSW. Automatic offer based on Australian Year 12 results

For more information, visit https://scholarships.online.unsw.edu.au/scholarship/sc_al_search_detail.display_scholarship_details?

Gap year job
Gap year: Posted 15-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Full time employment is available for a student at The Bucking Bull in Centrepoint. Please call in with your resume, ask for Luke and fill in an application form.

Health scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 15-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
See the site
For more information, visit https://www.myhealthcareer.com.au/scholarships/

Good luck Year 12
HSC: Posted 10-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
I wish you all the best in the coming weeks as you do your HSC.

Job in a local beauty salon
Job vacancies: Posted 10-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If you or someone you know are after an apprenticeship/traineeship in a beauty salon. Please email me or see me after an exam next week.

Stressed? Worried? Reach Out
HSC: Posted 10-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Reach Out Australia has just launched it’s #thereslifeafter campaign to remind all Year 12 students commencing their HSC soon, that there is a big wide world out there after high school. Your results do not define you as a person and there are so many pathways to get to where and what you wish to be in life!

For more information, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aGHLobXWLI&list=PLxwwvcl0cflvZOv71bUmtdjaDA164jKYU&index=75

IMPORTANT message: UNE early entry & $$$$
Early Entry schemes: Posted 10-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
UNE Direct Early Entry and Scholarship application closing dates extended to 17 October. Please see the attachment for details. Complete your part and email to: careers@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au as soon as possible please. It MUST go to that address.

For more information, visit www.une.edu.au/earlyentry
UNE Direct Early Entry and Scholarship application closing dates extended to 17 October.docx

Want to be a Digital Design Student?
Private Colleges: Posted 9-10-14 Deadline - No Deadline
JMC sent me this today: This course is about the design of The Web, Apps, Spaces and Experiences. In undertaking this course you will be equipped with the design tools to turn your ideas into things that we can not only visualise, touch or hear, but also things we can actively experience. Merging ever-expansive new technologies into our lives in a way that serves rather than frustrating us is one of the emerging design challenges of our time. In this course we will explore the boundaries of everyday life and bring new uses to emergent technologies. A JMC Academy Digital Design Bachelor's Degree will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in all the digital tools you need for your future in Design. While tackling a series of hands on studio based projects we will encourage you to open up your playful side, build your design literacy and your creative thinking toolkit. With our studio based learning, you'll have an experience that closely matches the industry you're preparing to enter. JMC Academy is a creative hub where you will meet and collaborate with other creative people such as animators, musicians and film and TV crews. Our lecturers come from an industry background, so you'll receive advice directly from someone who followed the same journey as you are on right now.

For more information, visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au/Course/Digital-Design-Sydney-only.cfm

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