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Year 12 Career Survey?
Career Choice: Posted 19-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have not filled this in or have not handed it in to me, please do so this week. Thank you.

2012 HSC Examination Papers Now Online
HSC: Posted 19-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Most HSC Exam Papers from 2012 are online on the Board of Studies website. Some exam papers also have marking guidelines and sample answers, with further papers, marking guidelines, sample answers and notes from the marking centre to be added in the future.

For more information, visit news.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/index.cfm/2013/2/11/2012-HSC-examination-papers-now-online

Gap Year: Lattitude 2014 Applications open
Gap year: Posted 19-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications are open for Lattitude’s 2014 volunteer placements. A number of opportunities are available in many locations throughout the world. Applications close Fri June 21

For more information, visit www.lattitude.org.au/

NSW Police Academy Open Day
Career Choice: Posted 19-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Sun 24th February, 10am to 3pm. NSW Police Academy, McDermott Drive, Goulburn. Students will have the opportunity to meet and talk with local police officers, lecturers, and officers from specialist commands such as Highway Patrol and Mounted Police.Tours of the Academy will also be available and there will be chances to watch physical fitness and officer survival demonstrations. For more information call 1800 222 122.

For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/study/arts-courses/policing/career-days

Defence Forces visit - Thursday lunchtime
General: Posted 19-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are interested in the army, navy or airforce - officer, trades (apprenticeships), general entry or being paid through university please go to A1 at 12.45 with your lunch on Thursday.
For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au

University Roadshow - Wed 20th Feb
Universities: Posted 19-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be held in the hall at 9.30 tomorrow. Please go to English in Period 1 and then move to the hall at 9.25 if you are definitely or possibly going to university. If you are not, please go to the AV Room.


Year 12 Careers on Facebook
General: Posted 13-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Like this page to get reminders of guest speakers, deadlines and excursions. I DO NOT get to see any student Facebook pages. I only send quick important reminders.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/pages/Careers-at-McCarthy-Yr-12-2013/

Year 12 2013 - early entry schemes and gap year
Universities: Posted 13-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Welcome. The first Careers Lunchtime talk will be on Friday in the PAC at 12.50 for students thinking of university study on these 2 topics.

Year 12 2012 - message from Mrs Stuart
General: Posted 6-2-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Mrs Stuart is doing a POST SCHOOL DESTINATIONS Survey. She would like you to email her and let her know if this year you are number at: 1) University- what uni and which course you are going to be doing (includes deferred students) or 2) TAFE or 3) in theWorkforce or 4) Private College or 5) Other (travel???). If you have deferred university, let her know the uni details and what you are doing in your gap year. Let others in your year know please: sstuart@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au
For more information, visit sstuart@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au

Unsure or need advice on your options?
General: Posted 17-1-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are among the disappointed students who did not receive an offer to university or to the university who wished to attend, you can look at the ATAR cut-offs, see which courses still have vacancies (noted by a V beside them in the Herald or Telegraph newspaper) and change your preferences for the late and final round of offers. Cick below for details. If your ATAR means, that university is not an option, there are plenty of alternatives around. Please email me (careers@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au)if you would like advice or suggestions on options for you.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/documents/atar/2013-main-cutoffs.pdf

Congratulations on university offers
Universities: Posted 17-1-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Congratulations if you were one of our many students who have received university offers. Please make sure you follow instructions from the university to accept or defer. A word of advice - keep all your paperwork together and don't lose it!!

TAFE course in 2013?
TAFE: Posted 6-1-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have decided that one of the over 1200 TAFE courses in NSW is what you want to do or to investigate what is available, you should check them out. You can visit the main website or look at what is available in Tamworth (use link)or Newcastle or Coffs or whereever you want to go. Different enrolment procedures apply at each TAFE so the sooner you start looking, the better it will be. ATARs are not required, some will need interviews or portfolios etc. TAFE courses can lead to great careers or be a stepping stone to uni. Your choice.
For more information, visit www.newengland.tafensw.edu.au/~/media/files/Campus_Brochures_Semester_1_2013/Tamworth.ashx

Jobs jobs jobs
Job vacancies: Posted 6-1-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Saturday's Leader had quite a few apprenticeships, traineeships, casual festival jobs, fulltime jobs and some suitable for gap year students. Check it out.

Use TAFE and private colleges as a pathway to uni
Universities: Posted 2-1-13 Deadline - No Deadline
If you don't think you will get into uni based on your ATAR, and still want to go to university consider doing some Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses. Use these to apply to go to uni in 2014. Some universities have credit transfers programs from certain TAFE and college courses. This does not apply to ALL courses so contact me for details. Other private colleges have special agreements that will see you get straight into university after completing courses at the college. There are a wide range of course and careers that these apply to so please contact me if you want information.

Uni advice days - Jan 3
Universities: Posted 2-1-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Most universities will have open days on Thursday Jan 3rd to help students decide on final preferences. This includes most Sydney universities, UOWollongong, Notre Dame, Newcastle etc. Visit the websites to find out times. If you cannot visit them in person, ring up to get advice if you want this or to discuss alternative pathways. Details here.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/institutions/

Deadline for changing preference is midnight Jan 4
UAC: Posted 2-1-13 Deadline - No Deadline
Whatever course you want to get into during the Main Round offers must be your first preference by midnight Friday Jan 4. If you want to change preferences, you must do it by then. Advice from UAC is put your dream course as your first preference and then include courses more aligned to your ATAR (based on what this year's ATAR was which is the best guide we have) to have realistic chances of getting into uni - either at the uni you want or into a similar course at a different uni.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/

HSC results - now the ATAR.
UAC: Posted 19-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Relieved? Disappointed? Regrets? Pleased? Thrilled? Mixed feelings? Please remember that your ATAR is NOT the average of your HSC marks. You would need have received mainly Band 4s and above to get the ATAR needed for most uni courses. HSC results in the 70s will NOT mean an ATAR in the 70s. If you want to go to uni, but are disappointed with your ATAR or can't see how you can get into your desired course or want to see how bonus ATARs points change your selection rank for different uni's and courses, please ring the school, email me or ring/text my mobile (0422600014) to arrange a time to talk about your options either on your own or with a parent too. Ask a parent to ring me if you prefer. I cannot help you if I do not know you need advice because the school is not advised of your ATAR. Fingers crossed for good news for you.

HSC results and ATARs
HSC: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Good luck to all Year 12s. Remember to contact the school to celebrate and share your good news or to see advice on possible options and courses of action if your ATAR is lower than hoped for or expected. I know of many alternative pathways to uni depending on what course and where you want to go. Please contact me at school or via my email anytime in the next few weeks. All the best.
For more information, visit careers@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au

2012 HSC results - Good luck
HSC: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
This year HSC results will be available online, by SMS and telephone from 6.00 am, Wednesday, 19 December. To access results online visit one of the results websites: www.hsc-results.nsw.edu.au OR www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au 2.Enter your student number and HSC PIN. Not your UAC PIN.

For more information, visit www.hscresults.nsw.edu.au

Get your HSC results on your mobile SMS
HSC: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
To register to receive your HSC results via SMS:1.Visit Students Online2.Enter your student number and HSC PIN 3.Click on "My Details" 4.Click on "Personal Details" 5.Enter your mobile number (Australian mobile numbers only) 6.Tick the "Results by SMS register" box. Uncheck at any time to unregister if you change your mind. Update your mobile number if necessary. SMS registration closes midnight Tuesday, 18 December 2012. From 6 am Wednesday, 19 December 2012, results can be obtained via SMS by texting your student number, followed by a space, followed by your HSC PIN to 0427 555 999

For more information, visit studentsonline.bos.nsw.edu.au/

Environmental Careers Guide
Career Choice: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
An essential guide showcasing the environmental career opportunities, varied pathways and levels of education required to work in the environmental industry.

For more information, visit www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=hjjh0e7h8qz1

Fight Choreography and Stunt Fighting Masterclass
General: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Something different: Tue 22nd and Wed 23rd January, 10am to 4pm. Powerhouse Youth Theatre, 19 Harris Street, Fairfield.
Kyle Rowling will be leading a Fight Choreography and Stunt Fighting for Stage and Screen Masterclass during the summer school holidays. The masterclass will show performers clever tricks and techniques for developing safe and convincing fight sequences and choreography. The masterclass costs $50 or $40 for returning PYT Ensemble Members, and it is suitable for people aged 16 to 20 years old. For more information or to book contact Danielle@pyt.com.au or (02) 9724 6077

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/446806842033706/

Apprentice butcher needed now for immediate start
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you or someone you know is interested, please contact me at school via email or phone.

Electrical Apprenticeship Readiness Assessment
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The Readiness Assessment has been designed to test ability such as fractions, ratios, and literacy to determine capability of successfully completing an electrical apprenticeship. There are a number of education providers that hold an electrical apprenticeship readiness assessment.

For more information, visit energiseoz.com.au/index.php/the-project/participating-rtos-for-2013

Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close Fri 4th Jan. The Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarship aims to encourage others to help serve their country. The scholarship is available to any Australian student undertaking a three or four year course of study approved by the foundation at a range of institutions, including the Australian National University, the University of New England, University of Adelaide, University of Cambridge, and others. For more information contact Cesare Silvestri on cesare.silvestri@aetlimited.com.au or (08) 8127 1654

For more information, visit www.hawkerscholarship.org/

APM College Sydney – Open Day 19th Jan
Private Colleges: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
North Sydney Campus, 4/213 Miller Street, North Sydney. Learn more about APM College and how to gain employment in: Marketing, Event Management, Public Relations, Business, and Management. Talk with lecturers and careers advisers about the opportunities available to you through APM. Current students will also be available to answer questions about their experiences at APM. Register for the Open Day via the website for your chance to win a 12 month subscription to B&T Magazine.

For more information, visit www.apm.edu.au/about-us/events/sydney/apm-open-day-sydney

Study in the USA
Universities: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
EducationUSA Information Sessions. EducationUSA, US Consulate General, Level 10, MLC Centre, 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney. EducationUSA is holding a series of information sessions in the Summer school holidays about studying in the United States. The information sessions will start at 3pm, but arrive at 2:30pm. Undergraduate Information Sessions: Mon 7th, Fri 11th, Mon 14th, Fri 25th January Sports Scholarship Information Sessions: Wed 9th, Wed 16th, Wed 23rd January. An RSVP is essential and can be made via rsvpsyd@state.gov

For more information, visit www.educationusa.info/sydney

University of Newcastle Newstep - alt entry
Universities: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close Fri 25th January. Newstep is a preparation program offered by the University of Newcastle that is designed for 17-20 year olds who didn’t complete the HSC or gain sufficient marks for entry into university. The program is accepted as an entry qualification by many universities. The course consists of two semesters of full-time study and is of no cost apart from textbooks and other miscellaneous expenses.

For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/students/foundation-studies/newstep/

Wollongong Uni Facebook
Universities: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Any interested students/parents/teachers can get to the chat via the home page (www.uow.edu.au) or our Facebook page.



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

ATAR Chat: Wollongong Uni
UAC: Posted 18-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
On December 20 (the day ATARs are released), there will be three online chat sessions so that students from all over Australia can log in and ask any questions they have in real time – each hour long session will be on at 11.30am, 3pm and 5.30pm for info is at the site below. Maybe your ATAR didn’t quite reach last year’s cut off for thecourse of choice (don’t panic - ATAR cut offs change every year and there are heaps of alternative entry pathways into UOW). Perhaps you’ll want know how to change your UAC preferences etc.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/future/chat/index.html

Jobs jobs jobs
Job vacancies: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
In today's Leader there are a few jobs: gap year, traineeships and apprenticeships.

The Perfect Job Interview in 8 Simple Steps
Job vacancies: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
This article covers 8 steps which can help people applying for jobs to have “the perfect job interview”. These steps are key to keep in mind when preparing for a job interview and taking part in one.


For more information, visit www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20121121171031-20017018-the-perfect-job-interview-in-8-si

Career Harvest - jbos in ag
Career Choice: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
This new website has been launched to showcase the career opportunities and pathways available for individuals interested in the environment or agriculture industry. The website provides examples of individual jobs within these industries and the qualifications needed to occupy the listed professions.

For more information, visit www.careerharvest.com.au/

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship Program
Scholarships: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close Fri 25th January. This scholarship program offers scholarships through community banks for students local to their district and through Bendigo and Adelaide Bank for students from rural and regional areas who must move away from the family home to study. The full list of participating community banks can be found on the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank website. Students applying for scholarships must be an undergraduate student for the first time in 2013, be studying full-time, have graduated from secondary school in either 2012 or 2011, be able to demonstrate disadvantage or challenging circumstances, and have demonstrated academic achievement and community involvement. For more information contact foundation@bendigobank.com.au

For more information, visit bendigoadelaide.com.au/public/in_the_community/2013_scholarships.asp

Mentorship Program for Emerging Writers and
Career Choice: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Each year the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) runs a selective mentorship program for unpublished writers and book illustrators. The mentorship program aims to give successful applicants the chance to develop their work to a publishable standard, by working with a mentor of their choice.

For more information, visit https://www.asauthors.org/annual-mentorship-program-for-emerging-writers-and-illustrators

NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close Mon 18th February. The NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship supports a student who has strong links to regional NSW to train for a professional dental career. The one year scholarship has a value of $4,800 and is awarded to a student commencing dentistry studies. The scholarship holder will also have access to mentoring from an experienced dentist based in regional NSW. For more information contact nsw-rds@ruralhealth.org.au or call 1800 460 440 or (02) 6285 4660.

For more information, visit nrha.ruralhealth.org.au/otherscholarships/?IntCatId=43

BIA Boating Cadetship
Career Choice: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The Boating Industry Association (BIA) Boating Cadetship is aimed at young people ready to leave school and start working in the marine industry. It is a 12 month program that combines hands-on full time work with study at TAFE. Cadets will be paid for the work they do, gain a wide range of experience, build their skills base, gain a Certificate II in Boating Services and will get practical learning experience in a boating business. Training at TAFE will commence in Feb 2013, but the work component of the cadetship can commence at any time. For more information contact training@bia.org.au

For more information, visit www.bia.org.au/careers/cadetship.html

Academy of Interactive Entertainment Online Open D
Private Colleges: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Wed 16th January. AIE has launched two new online short courses, Game Design Foundations and Game Development Foundations, and will be holding an online campus open day.
Students can attend this online open day to find out more about these short courses and how they will help them achieve either a Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Game Development Foundations) or a Certificate III in Media (Game Design Foundations). To register for the online open day or to find out more contact online@aie.edu.au or call (02) 6162 5139.

For more information, visit www.aie.edu.au/announcements/become-a-game-developer-form-home

Endeavour College of Natural Health Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Sun 20th January, 10am to 12pm. Endeavour College of Natural Health Sydney Campus, Level 2, 815 George Street, Sydney. Endeavour College of Natural Health is holding an open day for students interesting in studying a Bachelor of Health Science. Students can attend mini lectures, watch and participate in practical demonstration, and learn about study options in Nutrition, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Muskuloskeletal Therapy and Acupuncture. Registrations are essential and can be done online.


For more information, visit www.naturalhealthopenday.com.au/

JMC Academy Open Day Mon 21st January
Private Colleges: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
10:30am to 3:30pm 561 Harris Street, Ultimo. JMC Academy is a leading educator for the creative industries and offers degrees and diplomas in music, audio engineering, film and television production, entertainment business management, 3D animation, and game design.During the open day prospective students can take a campus tour, learn about their course of interest, speak first-hand with students, teachers, and scholarship winners, and view student work.
Registrations are essential and can be made online or by calling 1300 410 311.


For more information, visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au/News/2012-09-10/REGISTER-FOR-OUR-JANUARY-2-13-OPEN-DAY.cfm

Cameron Jane Make-Up Design Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Sat 12th January, 12pm to 3pm. Suite 201, 271 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills. Find out more about the courses on offer at Cameron Jane Make-Up Design (CJMD) at their open day. At the day prospective students will have a chance to take part in a meet-and-greet, a short lecture, a live demonstration, tours of the facilities, and a short practical session. CJMD offers training in make-up artistry and technology, and their courses are designed to equip students with the skills needed to succeed in the make-up industry.
To RSVP or for more information contact info@cameronjane.com.au or call 9318 1280.

For more information, visit www.cameronjane.com.au/

Coco Republic Design School Online Interior Design
Private Colleges: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Coco Republic Design School has launched two interior design courses which can be studied online. These courses are Interior Decoration Essentials 101 and Colour for Interiors 401, and both are fully accredited by Enmore Sydney Institute TAFE. The early bird special cuts hundreds of dollars off the cost and ends Fri 21st December.
For more information contact designschool@cocorepublic.com.au or call 1300 323 171.

For more information, visit www.cocorepublic.com.au/design-school/online-learning-2/

UNSW - new pathway if you miss out on an offer
Universities: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you get get at least 65 or 75 and want to attend UNSW, the new Foundations Studies options may be of interest but you need to submit an application to them ASAP. You will need to privide school reports and a letter of recommendation from the Careers Adviser. Visit the website for details.
For more information, visit www.ufs.unsw.edu.au

Macquarie University Advice for Students with Low
Universities: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Macquarie University has published an article which details what students can do if they achieve a lower ATAR than expected. The article outlines alternate access pathways, bonus point schemes and other techniques which can help students to get into their desired courses.

For more information, visit www.mq.edu.au/blogs/getsirius/2012/11/23/not-the-atar-you-wanted/

Careers Advisory Service:
HSC: Posted 11-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Thu 20th to Mon 24th December, 9am to 5pm. The Careers Advisory Service is an annual initiative which gives students and their families’ up to date information about the range of career and study options available following the release of the High School Certificate results.The two services offered by the website are a phone-in service and an email service, as well as a vast range of online resources covering options for school leavers.

For more information, visit www.cas.det.nsw.edu.au/

Please check UAC website for early Dec round offer
UAC: Posted 7-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Please go to Check and Change on UAC to see if you have received an offer based on your preferences. Please let other Year 12 know if you see, speak or Facebook them. Thank you. Always follow instructions and keep copies of everything.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Darwin Diocese Gap Year Program 2013
Gap year: Posted 7-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Please see the attachment for details. This is the first time this has come our way and is a great opportunity for someone interested in Christian leadership.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/darwindiocese.youthoffice
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‘Get Ready for Uni’ Resource for Students with Dis
Universities: Posted 4-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
This website provides information for high school students with a disability who are planning on going to university. The site provides information about how to prepare for university and includes a range of tips, hints and links to further information.

For more information, visit pubsites.uws.edu.au/ndco/getready/

National Institute of Fitness Career Profiles
Career Choice: Posted 4-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Ideal for anyone interested in a career in the fitness industry, this webpage contains a number of profiles on how to become a fitness professional and what attributes fitness and health organisations are looking for in potential employees.
profiles

For more information, visit www.fitness.edu.au/employment-partner-

What Degree? Which University?
Universities: Posted 4-12-12 Deadline - No Deadline
This assists students to choose what their best initial choice of studies could be. The website describes what the different faculties of universities are concerned with and what personality types they may appeal to. Importantly, the website notes that Universities are on the whole very flexible in allowing student to change courses to study new areas and different degrees. The website also lists a range of universities and information about student housing among other things.


For more information, visit www.whatdegreewhichuniversity.com/Degrees.aspx

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