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USyd Info Day – 9:30am – 4pm, 3 January 2014
Universities: Posted 10-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Don’t forget that USyd Info Day is on Friday 3 January. This will be the last opportunity for future students to explore the University of Sydney and speak to staff and students about their options before finalising their UAC preferences for the main-round offers on Saturday, 4 January, 2014. Other universities will hold similar days about the same time.

New Course in Food and Agribusiness at USyd
Universities: Posted 10-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
New Course in Food and Agribusiness at Uni of Sydney. Check here for details.The University has introduced the new Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness for the 2014 intake; a new degree focusing on the exciting world of food production, agribusiness and agricultural science. Agribusiness is the fastest growing industry at the moment with 6 jobs for every graduate in this field. Graduates will be in demand across a range of sectors within the agribusiness industry. Career opportunities are diverse, from consulting within the private sector to retail, food science, marketing, product development, transport logistics, trade, management, food safety, global food security, international development, packaging, research, policy, and many others. The program combines science and business to cover every step of agriculture and food production "from paddock to the plate". Students will be studying agribusiness from both the scientific and post farm-gate perspectives. The four year program includes an imbedded honours year and an industry placement internship. This degree is an excellent choice for those who are pursuing a career in food, health, marketing, logistics and agriculture.

For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/future-students/career-advisers/latest-news/#ag

Local sign writing apprenticeship
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 10-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
A local company have emailed me as they are looking for 12 student to start an apprenticeship after their HSC. As part of their apprenticeship, they have to attend TAFE in Newcastle and need their drivers license. Please contact me if you are interested and I will give you the details of what they are looking for and how to apply. Pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested.

Apprenticeship in building: wall/floor tiler
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 10-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
A local tiler has contacted me and is looking at putting on an apprentice in 2014. You need your Construction Induction White Card. Please contact me for details.

Importance of English to your ATAR
HSC: Posted 10-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Please remember that two units of English MUST be included in your ATAR so do what you can in the time remaining to get every mark you possibly can. It is true to every extra mark you can get in each subject will be rewarded. What can you do in the coming weeks to make this happen for you? Think about it and focus on doing the very best you possibly so that you have more options for uni and are more competitive for jobs and scholarships etc.

Good luck and best wishes for the HSC
HSC: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
I hope your revision and studying is going well. Every bit of work you do will potentially reap the rewards for you. Hopefully it will lead to HSC results that make you happy and look good to an employer or give you the ATAR you need if university is your desired goal. All the best. And keep checking your emails.

Australian Institute of Architects NSW
Career Choice: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
The Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter provides a range of resources for students interested in the industry. Information about events, studying architecture at university and more can be found at the website.
For more information, visit www.architecture.com.au/nsw

Work smarter, not harder to boost your HSC & ATAR
HSC: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Depending on how many units you do and what subjects you do, you know that 2 units of English MUST contribute to your ATAR. So do what you can to boost your English marks if you are looking at going to university and then look at those subjects you do that will scale well if you do well in them. This is a reminder that if you are hoping to go to uni, you will need to get Band 4 or higher in your subjects to get the ATARs needed for uni study.

HSC Survival Guide
HSC: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
This guide provides practical advice for the whole family about dealing with the challenges and stresses of Year 12 and HSC.

For more information, visit www.schoolatoz.nsw.edu.au/homework-and-study/homework-tips/tips-for-surviving-the-hsc

A Reminder: There is Life Beyond the HSC
HSC: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
This article by Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor of Sydney University, offers advice for students currently undertaking the HSC. He discusses the value of HSC results, the importance of looking after yourself during the HSC experience, the importance of a gap year, and more.

For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=12377

Five Simple Steps to Apply for a Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
This article covers five helpful steps that people interested in applying for scholarships should follow to maximize their chances of receiving a scholarship.

For more information, visit www.hobsonscoursefinder.com.au/Latest-news/Five-steps-to-apply-for-a-scholarship

Veterinary Nursing Training Pathways
Career Choice: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
This site provides a good overview of the training required to become a Veterinary Nurse.Details about what it is like to work as a Vet Nurse is also available, as well as information about how to extend your career possibilities in the future.

For more information, visit www.vnca.asn.au/my-career/training-pathways/

Brown Consulting: Engineering Scholarship Program
Scholarships: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Brown Consulting: Engineering Scholarship Program for Year 12 Girls. Applications close in March or as vacancies are filled.Brown Consulting is offering paid work experience, financial assistance ($1,500 to $3,000 per year), a graduation bonus ($3,500 per year for two years) and mentoring and training to women who are considering studying engineering at university. Positions are available in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney & the Sunshine Coast. Contact: (07) 3895 3444.

For more information, visit www.brownconsulting.com.au/dreambig

ADFA Material Engineering Undergraduate Schola
Career Choice: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
The Defence Materiel Organisation is offering sponsored scholarships to young Australians who have completed their secondary education and wish to pursue an engineering degree as a civilian student at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. The scholarship covers full tuition costs for a four-year Bachelor degree in mechanical, electrical or aeronautical engineering, offers paid work experience placements and provides expert mentors.

For more information, visit www.defence.gov.au/dmo/careers/scholarships/index.cfm

Australian Film Television and Radio School:
Private Colleges: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian Film Television and Radio School:Undergraduate Foundation Diploma. Applications close Fri 1st November.
Students graduating in 2013 who are interested in working in the film industry, new media or television broadcasting should consider the AFTRS Undergraduate Foundation Diploma. In 2015 AFTRS may offer a bachelor degree which Foundation Diploma graduates will be able to enter.

For more information, visit www.aftrs.edu.au/courses/foundation-diploma-(1).aspx

Raffles College of Design: Photography Evening Cou
Private Colleges: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Raffles College of Design is launching three photography evening courses in 2013 & 2014. These courses will cover camera skills, lighting skills and use of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Courses will run In October, November, December,January/February, February/March, and March/April.Contact: photography@raffles.edu.au
For more information, visit www.raffles.edu.au/eveningcourses

Juliusmedia and The Concourse Backstage Technical
Private Colleges: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Juliusmedia and The Concourse are offering short technical training courses in Sydney. These new courses draw from a decade of training experience at Juliusmedia and take advantage of the latest technical equipment installed at The Concourse. The courses are for people interested in developing skills for live production in theatre and venues.
Stage Lighting Basics: Mon 6th & Tue 7th January, 10am to 4pm. Stage Sound Basics: Wed 8th & Thu 9th January, 10am to 4pm

For more information, visit www.cx-mag.com/technical-courses-at-concourse.html

Australian International Conservatorium of Music A
Career Choice: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
The Australian International Conservatorium of Music is now accepting applications for 2013/14. Students need to make an online application for entry and attend an audition at the AICM campus near the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

For more information, visit www.aicm.edu.au/web/future-students/apply-now.html

MTA Apprenticeships Plus Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
MTA Apprenticeships Plus are looking for people looking to start an apprenticeship in Panel Beating, Spray Painting, Parts Interpreting, Heavy Vehicles and Light Vehicles. Positions are available throughout the greater Sydney region.

For more information, visit www.mtaplus.com.au/job-seekers/job-vacancies.php

UNSW: Bachelor of Information Systems Admissions S
Universities: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close 21st November.The Bachelor of Information Systems Admissions Scheme (BISAS) offers an alternative pathway for domestic students into the Bachelor of Information Systems. The ATAR cut-off for the Bachelor of Information Systems for Semester 1, 2014 is expected to be 90, but with the BISAS students that achieve an ATAR between 80 and 89.95 can gain access to the course. The entry into the scheme consists of an interview and application. For more information contact bisas@unsw.edu.au or phone (02) 9385 5320.

For more information, visit www.asb.unsw.edu.au/futurestudents/undergraduate/Pages/informationsystemsadmissionscheme.aspx

UTS Facebook chat on ATARs
Universities: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
University of Technology Sydney: Facebook Live Chat
Thu 19th December, 2pm. Students can take part in this live chat and find out about ATARs, study options, and entry schemes and pathways. Mark the date in your diary or in your phone
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/233507716804426/

Does your uni course need STAT?
Universities: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Special Tertiary Admissions Test 2013-14. Registrations for the Sat 2nd November test close on Thu 24th October. The Special Tertiary Admissions Test is a required test for students wishing to study the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. It is also for students that have no formal qualifications on which to base their application to a tertiary institution. Tests are held throughout NSW & ACT.
Contact: (02) 9752 0200

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

Australian Catholic University Early Achievers Pro
Early Entry schemes: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian Catholic University Early Achievers Program
Applications close October 21.The Early Achievers Program allows prospective ACU students to gain guaranteed entry into an ACU degree without the stress of the formal application process. To be eligible for the program applicants must have achieved successful results in Year 11 and 12, be able to demonstrate community involvement, include an ACU course on your EAP application when applying through QTAC, UAC or VTAC, and have undertaken the required prerequisites. For any change of mind applications, please contact me.

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

Are you a female looking for an exciting job in th
Career Choice: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Defence Force Recruiting is currently looking for females to join the Army as a Surveillance Aircraft Operator.In this role you’ll operate a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to be the eyes and ears of the battlefield. It’s an exciting and rewarding job, as the information you gather will be used to keep the troops on the ground safe and out of enemy territory.You’ll also be trained to monitor and record weather conditions, liaising with the Bureau of Meteorology and using a variety of sophisticated weather equipment to gather and distribute information to assist commanders in accurately directing artillery units through any dangers ahead. If this role sounds like something you would be interested please contact Rebecca Sutcliffe on rsutcliffe@dfr.com.au or (02) 4974 5427 to make an application today

For more information, visit www,defencejobs.gov.au

Career Choice: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
ADFA - A Facebook chat will occur on Thursday 17th October at 6:30pm. I have more details if you are interested. Please contact me.

B. Nursing & Midwifery - New Mater QTAC Codes for
Universities: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
B. Nursing & Midwifery - New Mater QTAC Codes for 2014 applications. New for all 2014 applications: students will be able to nominate the Mater clinical school using a separate QTAC code. The School of Nursing and Midwifery at UQ is unique in offering intensive learning through clinical schools. UQ nursing and midwifery students undertake the bulk of their learning at a clinical school and attend lectures one day a week on campus at UQ. Depending on which program students nominate, students attend lectures either at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) located on the grounds of the PA Hospital, or UQ Ipswich campus. As always, when students nominate preferences for UQ nursing and midwifery through QTAC, they nominate a preference for a clinical school. For 2014 QTAC applications, students will be able to nominate the Mater using a separate QTAC code. If students choose to nominate the Mater as their first preference clinical school, they will also have the option to nominate an existing UQ clinical school for their second preference and vice versa.
Mater clinical school QTAC codes -728502 B. Nursing - Mater Redlands or Mater South Brisbane clinical school
728402 B. Midwifery - Mater South Brisbane clinical school
728602 B. Nursing & Midwifery - Mater Redlands or Mater South Brisbane clinical school. Existing clinical school QTAC codes - 728002 B. Nursing - Ipswich clinical school or Holy Spirit Northside clinical school 728102 B. Midwifery - Caboolture clinical school, Ipswich clinical school 728202 B. Nursing & Midwifery - Ipswich clinical school, Redcliffe clinical school, RBWH clinical school

For more information, visit www.nursing-midwifery.uq.edu.au/clinical-schools

Preparing for the HSC and dealing with stress
HSC: Posted 7-10-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Managing Panic Attacks, Anxiety Attacks and Mind Blocks in the Exams. Read the tips and hints here that may help you.
For more information, visit www.tsfx.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/HSC-2013-Study-Tip-29.pdf

Best wishes for interviews and HSC study days
HSC: Posted 20-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are travelling to visit colleges or universities, attending interviews or HSC revision days have a safe journey and I wish you all the best as we start the final lap for the HSC. Do what you can. It really is true that every extra mark helps your HSC results and your ATAR so whatever you do or can do, is to your advantage. My wish for all of Year 12 is that they have no regrets when they get their results and ATAR that they did not try hard enough or put enough effort in.

White English folder???????
HSC: Posted 20-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have picked this up by mistake and don't know who it belongs to, I do know. Or you may have seen it somewhere. Please contact me and I can let the owner know. Thanks.

Creative arts course requiring interview/portfolio
HSC: Posted 20-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Anyone in Year12 who is hoping to apply for a tertiary course in the creative arts that requires and interview and/or folio presentation, read on. Tamworth Regional Gallery is offering 2 hour intensive workshops with a focus on developing student’s portfolios and interviewing techniques. These workshops are on offer the first and second Tuesday of the School holidays from 10am-12noon. The tutor is Leisel McIlrick, who has worked within Art Education Victoria and as a teacher for 13 years. She has assisted students who have successfully gained entry into institutions including R.M.I.T., Monash University and Victorian College of the Arts.This is a great opportunity for students! Each class costs just $25.00. Places are limited, for details or to make a booking, contact the Gallery on 6767 5248.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/tamworthregionalgallery

B Science (Environ'l Mgt) & Real Estate at UNSW
Universities: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
This is a new course at UNSW majoring in Environmental Management and a change to the B Commerce - with real estate. See me for details.

UAC advises: changes to some dual degrees at UNSW
Universities: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for the list of new dual degrees available for 2014.

UAC advise: UNSW minimum selection rank
Universities: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
For 2014, you will need to get an ATAR of 80 or above to get into UNSW except if there are additional selection criteria.

Open day comments
Open Days: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Thanks to those who have already emailled me with details. Any more comments or feedback would be great.

Day In The Life workshop at William Blue
Private Colleges: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Day In The Life workshop - Tuesday 24th September. Uncover the world of hospitality at this interactive workshop: find out about the streams of Hotel Management, Event Management, Tourism and Commercial Cookery; talk to the industry-professional lecturers and take a tour of a 5-star Sydney venue. Register online now

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

Billy Blue Open Day Saturday 21st September
Open Days: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Got ideas? Attend the Billy Blue Open day and get a true insight into creative industries career pathways, explore the campus, get creative with fun and challenging activities and discover where an adventure into design can take you!Register online now

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

New Pyrmont campus in Sydney- Health and Wellness
Private Colleges: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Pyrmont Campus Open Day- Saturday 16th November allows students interested in studying natural or manual therapies, beauty or counselling to experience the health and wellbeing campus at Pyrmont. Students can get involved in workshops by the Australian National College of Beauty, Australasian College of Natural Therapies or the Jansen Newman Institute. Copy and paste these websites. www.ancb.edu.au www.acnt.edu.au www.jni.edu.au |

William Blue launches its brand new website!
Private Colleges: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
William Blue's website has undergone a facelift and is now live! The website features a much easier navigation system, extensive information for all prospective and current students, up-to-date lecturer profiles and student and graduate testimonials, and lots of opportunities to find out more. After many months of treatment, the new website has an ease of use and a bright new design to make information finding as easy as possible.

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

Scholarships at Uni of Wollongong
Scholarships: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
See website link.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/about/scholarships/ug/prospectiveforms/index.html

Preparing for interviews
General: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you get an interview for a job, scholarship, college or uni place please please do you homework and prepare. For good ideas, suggestions on what to wear, what to say and possible questions please look in the yellow McCarthy Careers Booklet 2013 which I gave out recently to all Year 12s. See me if you did not get it. Do your research on the job/course/college/uni, be able to say why you want to go there, what they offer, why you should be successful, what your strengths and weaknesses are etc. Remember you only have one chance to make a good first impression - dress, eye contact, handshake, smile etc.

RedKite Education Support Grants
Scholarships: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Grants offered to children or young people who have been affected either directly or indirectly by cancer to reach their study and work goals. Grants can be for a range of areas including tutoring, classroom support and educational resources (books, laptops). For more information contact Redkite on support@redkite.org.au or call 1300 722 644

For more information, visit www.redkite.org.au/education-assistance

APRA Singer-Songwriter Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close Thu 31st October 2013. Available to interstate APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) members commencing an undergraduate degree in contemporary music at the UTAS Conservatorium of Music as a singer-songwriter. Value is HECS fees for the course duration (up to three years).

For more information, visit www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/scholarships/AwardDetails.aspx?AwardId=2352

Just so you don't get Lost on Campus iOS App
Universities: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
This free application for your iPhone or iPad has detailed maps and information on a range of universities and campuses around Australia. The app includes detailed information on rooms, locations of ATMs, water bubblers, vending machines, car parks and much more. To download the app search for “Lost on Campus” in the Apple App Store.

For more information, visit lostoncampus.com.au/

BOS Students Online Accounts
HSC: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Students Online Accounts Now Available for 2013 Year 10-12 Students. The Board of Studies NSW has launched Students Online, a website designed specifically for senior students as their source of information from Year 10 to the HSC. Contact records@bos.nsw.edu.au or 1300 13 83 23

For more information, visit news.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/index.cfm/2013/9/6/Students-Online-accounts-now-available-for-

Rail Careers - want to drive a train or????
Career Choice: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
There are a wide range of careers available in the rail industry, these include engineering, customer service, corporate jobs and more. This website provides information about the industry and provides students with information about how they can succeed in the industry.

For more information, visit railcareers.net.au

Ruralbiz Online Agricultural Career Expo
Career Choice: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Ruralbiz recently held an Online Agricultural Career Expo. People who missed out on this expo can now view the recording of the expo online. The expo explored why agricultural is a worthwhile career choice, the perceptions of agriculture, and provided information about studying/training/working in the agricultural industry.

For more information, visit www.ruralbiztraining.com.au/ag-careers

Taronga Zoo Learning and Experience Internships
Career Choice: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Interns will work alongside Taronga’s Learning and Experience team and on completion of their internship will receive a Certificate III in Tourism. The internship consists of two days per week theory and one day per fortnight practical work for 6 months. Course begins January 2014. Contact: (02) 9978 4746 or enrolmentstti@zoo.nsw.gov.au

For more information, visit taronga.org.au/education/certificate-courses/internship-0

UTS Bachelor of Information Technology Co-ope
Scholarships: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
University of Technology Sydney: Bachelor of Information Technology Co-operative Scholarship Program
Applications close Thu 30th September. Round 2 applications have just opened for this program which offers students $16,000 during each year of their studies and will undertake two six month full-time industry placements. The course has a 100% employment rate for its graduates.

For more information, visit www.uts.edu.au/future-students/information-technology/it-undergraduate/bit-co-op-benefits

Health scholarship season..
Scholarships: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
It seems that “scholarship season” has officially opened!! There are lots of scholarship opportunities open now. Check out the Australian College of Nursing, Scholar Support, the Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship and Indigenous Allied Health Australia plus lots of others. It is also worth checking for scholarships from the course provider you are applying to and My Health Career’s scholarship page!!

For more information, visit https://www.myhealthcareer.com.au/scholarships/

Guaranteed Entry at Macquarie Uni
Early Entry schemes: Posted 17-9-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Get a head start with Macquarie's Guaranteed Entry Program. If you've listed Macquarie as your first preference and you meet the published ATAR, then you don't need to do anything else! While this year's ATAR cut-off is a good indication of next year's entry requirement, there's no guarantee that the ATAR cut-off won't change. So Macquarie has introduced our Guaranteed Entry Program, to give you the confidence that your ATAR result will definitely get you into your chosen degree. As soon as you receive your ATAR, you'll know whether you're guaranteed a place in your chosen Macquarie degree.

For more information, visit mq.edu.au/future_students/undergraduate/how_to_apply/guaranteed_entry/

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