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Student Exchange
Gap year: Posted 25-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Student Exchange Australia and New Zealand – Discounts & Scholarships Available. Discounts of $500 (5-7 Month Program) and $750 (10-12 Month Programs) are available.
These Early-Bird Discounts and Scholarship application deadlines are: 31st October, 2012 (Programs departing between April and September 2013), 31st March, 2013 (Programs departing between October 2013 and March 2014)
Scholarships are available for students embarking on Semester or Year long exchanges only. Language, International Affairs and Design Scholarships are valued at $2,500 (Semester program) and $3,500 (Year program).



For more information, visit studentexchange.org.au/programs/discounts-scholarships/

Jobs for Year 12 leavers
Job vacancies: Posted 25-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The first few jobs are starting to be advertised in the Leader. Please check on Saturdays and Tuesday where most jobs are advertised and make sure your parents keep an eye out too.eg a traineeship through NENWGT in today's paper

UQ School of Economics Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 25-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Available to current Year 12 Australian Domestic Students intending on studying the B. Economics at UQ. The scholarship will cover up to 100% of the tuition fees for courses required in the B. Econ program. The prize will be awarded based on Year 12 results and broad academic achievement in years 11 and 12.Students with a strong maths/science background are encouraged to apply.
Applications are due 19th November, 2012

For more information, visit www.uq.edu.au/economics/year-12-australian-domestic-students

Sarina Russo Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 25-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Current Year 12 High School students are invited to apply.
$20,000 will be awarded in Scholarships for study in Business or Hospitality at Sarina Russo Schools.
Entries close October 19th

For more information, visit www.russo.qld.edu.au/australian/courses/2012-scholarship-application.aspx

International College of Management Sydney Scholar
Scholarships: Posted 25-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
A reminder that applications are due by 19th October. Entry scholarships are awarded to students graduating from secondary school based on merit, aptitude and ability. Students who are completing Year 12 in 2012 or took a gap year in 2012 after completing year 12 in 2011 are eligible for these scholarships. Each scholarship covers the full tuition fees for two and a half years of study in the Bachelor of Business Management program.

For more information, visit www.icms.edu.au/apply/scholarships/new-domestic-scholarships.html

Live Train & Work in Tamworth
Job vacancies: Posted 25-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Live Train & Work in Tamworth will be held at the Tamworth Town Hall, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday the 16th October 2012. If you will be looking for a job in Tamworth after the HSC, you may like to call in and then go home to study for English and Industrial Tech.




ADFA applications
Career Choice: Posted 25-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
APPLICATIONS ARE STILL OPEN to study at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). Students to who intend to apply for ADFA university study need to call 13 19 01 within the next two weeks to start their application. ADFA offers degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including Arts, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Science and Technology. ADFA sponsors their students to study, all Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) fees (previously known as HECS) are covered by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). ADFA students receive a salary between $37,088-$52,358 per year. Students who attend ADFA gain a world class degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and military leadership training. ADFA educates our future leaders.

For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/adfa/

Jobs with Roads & Maritime Services (RTA)
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 18-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
RMS sent this: Roads and Maritime Services (formerly Roads and Traffic Authority) is one of Australia's biggest public sector agencies, with more than 7,000 employees and an annual budget of nearly $4 billion. We offer diverse and challenging career opportunities for professional and technical specialists, trades, customer service and people interested in making a difference to transport operations and road safety in New South Wales. A state wide range of entry-level positions have just been advertised including: Customer Service Traineeships (November start,12 months), Civil Construction Traineeships (24 months), Apprenticeships, Road Designers in-training, Traffic Engineering Officers, tertiary Civil Engineering Cadetships (2013 start, 4-5 years) and Contact Centre Traineeships (Newcastle, 24 months). Position Information, duration and salaries are detailed in the on-line information for each job. Roads and Maritime Services is actively working to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we serve. We encourage diversity in our teams to provide a more creative, innovative and responsive workforce to meet the challenges of the future. Roads and Maritime Services encourages applications from mature applicants, women, people with disabilities and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. Please advise us if you require reasonable adjustment during the application process. Please view all positions available online and follow the prompts. NOTE: Apprentice applications close Friday 21 September 2012. For more information on Customer Service Traineeships and Contact Centre Traineeships, please contact Newcastle Contact Centre on 1300 361 852. For more information on Apprenticeships and Civil Construction Traineeships, please contact our Employment Programs team on (02) 8849 2289.
For more information, visit www.rta.nsw.gov.au/careers/index.html

Bachelor of Design - fashion, interior & styling
Private Colleges: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Apply now to Whitehouse Institute of Design. VET FEE help available.
For more information, visit www.whitehouse-design.edu.au

Maths Bridging course for Griffith Uni at QIBT
Universities: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
QIBT offers a Mathematics Bridging Program for students who have not met the Mathematics A or Mathematics B pre-requisite to enter our programs, which articulate to the 2nd year of the relevant Griffith University degree.
For more information, visit www.qibt.qld.edu.au

After an apprenticeship or traineeship?
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Please see me at school or email me so I know who is looking for what as I have several companies contacting me and opportunities available but unless I know who to tell or contact, it is difficult.

NSW Dept of Education 2013 Teacher Education
Scholarships: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close 5th of October. Up to 300 scholarships are available for students to train as teachers in secondary maths, science, english, or special education. Up to 80 of these scholarships are available exclusively for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students to train as teachers in any primary or secondary school subject. The scholarships award an annual training allowance of $5,000 and $3,000 upon completion of studies as well as guaranteed permanent employment in a NSW public school. For more information contact the Scholarship team on scholarships@det.nsw.edu.au or 1300 301 435. http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-centre/school-careers/teaching/our-programs-and-initiatives/teaching-scholarships

For more information, visit www.dec.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-centre/school-careers/teaching/our-programs-and-initiativ

University of Notre Dame Academic Merit Scholarshi
Scholarships: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close 31st December 2012. The University of Notre Dame awards a number of merit-based scholarships for students commencing their studies in 2013. The scholarship will pay for tuition fees for the one year full-time equivalent of a single degree program.

For more information, visit www.nd.edu.au/scholarships/academic-merit-scholarships

UNSW Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close 30th September 2012. These scholarships offer $10,500 per annum, are offered for up to four years and come from a variety of providers. Scholarship applications are assessed based on an interview, academic merit and personal qualities. Economic circumstances may also be considered.


For more information, visit www.eng.unsw.edu.au/information-for/future-students/high-school-students/admission/scholarshi

UNSW Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close 30th September 2012. These scholarships offer $10,500 per annum, are offered for up to four years and come from a variety of providers. Scholarship applications are assessed based on an interview, academic merit and personal qualities. Economic circumstances may also be considered.


For more information, visit www.eng.unsw.edu.au/information-for/future-students/high-school-students/admission/scholarshi

Sir Adrian Solomons Memorial Law Bursary reminder
Scholarships: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Each year, Everingham Solomons offers a Tamworth, Gunnedah, Manilla or Quirindi Year 12 student wishing to undertake university study in law the opportunity to receive a Bursary. Each recipient of the Bursary will receive 2 weeks per year paid work experience and $1,000 to go towards tuition fees or books. An information night is being held on the 10th October 2012.

For more information, visit www.eversol.com.au/pages/firm/bursary.html

Redkite Education Support Grants
Scholarships: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The Redkite Education Support Grants replace the Redkite Dare to Dream Scholarships for 2012. These grants are offered to children or young people, who have been affected either directly or indirectly by cancer, reach their study and work goals. Grants can be received for a variety of areas, including tutoring or coaching, courses, classroom support, the pursuit of an interest area (music, art, dance, etc), developmental therapy and materials for education or work (books, laptops, etc). 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

Nursing/Allied Health Undergraduate Scholarship &
Scholarships: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The Allied Health Undergraduate Scholarship is available to students who intend to enrol in an accredited/approved undergraduate allied health course. Successful applicants will receive up to $10 000 per year for fulltime students and $5000 per year for part time students as a contribution towards the cost of study. Applications Close 25th of October

For more information, visit sarrah.org.au/site/index.cfm?display=250845

Macquarie University “Uni in a Day” Program
Universities: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
27th September, 8:30am to 2:30pm. Macquarie University will be opening its campus to Year 10, 11 and 12 students for a day so that they can experience a day in the life of a uni student and find out what University is all about! Workshops on offer include Marketing and Management, & Engineering. Registrations are required and are open now.For more information contact uniinaday@mq.edu.au or call (02) 9850 7250. A great chance to "try before you buy".

For more information, visit www.mq.edu.au/uniinaday/planyourday

Free Career Finder app
Career Choice: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Search for University of Canberra Career Finder App and download for free to help you make career decisions by
suggesting careers aligned with their interests and showing them how to get there. Students can choose from the full or
short quiz, engage in convenient, live chat events within the career community, and even book a guided tour of the University. Students and staff can download the app free onto an Apple iOS device or an Android OS device.

CAMPUS TOURS at UCanberra
Universities: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Campus tours are great for students who are contemplating where they shouldundertake their future studies. The University of Canberra runs campus tours every week throughout the year on the following days and times: • Monday 2:30pm• Wednesday 10:30am• Friday 12:30pm. If any students or their parents would like to visit the university they canbook a tour through marketing@canberra.edu.au
For more information please visit the website.

For more information, visit www.canberra.edu.au/university/campus-tours

Uni of Canberra: NEW COURSES & UNITS DATABASE
Universities: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The University of Canberra has recently unveiled the new Courses and Units Database. The new search function makes
it simple and easy for students to gain access to information relating to courses. If you would like to search for a course
please visit the website.

For more information, visit www.canberra.edu.au/coursesandunits

Australian Careers Business College Open Days
Open Days: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
ACBC sent this: Our open days are a great way for high school students who are seeking guidance for their career options in 2013 and beyond. They are also a great way for parents to take a look at ACBC, meet out team and explore the programs that we have offer. Australian Careers Business College has been delivering excellence in VET for over 16 years, and helping young people to start their careers with nationally recognised programs that lead to real jobs and further study. To showcase our college we are holding open days in 2012 as follows:Liverpool 26 September 2012, Wollongong 6 October 2012, Parramatta 25 September 2012. Our open days will feature guest speakers representing employers and industry specialist. We will also have past students speaking to share their experiences in VET and beyond. In 2013, ACBC will be offering programs at Diploma and Advanced Diploma is Childcare, Tourism and Travel, Legal Services, Business Administration, IT, Marketing and Accounting. All of our programs are approved for VET FEE Help for eligible applicants and our programs feature a structured work placement component to ensure that students have access to real work environment to put their learning into practice as part of their course. Our programs also offer articulation into selected Universities. Please call 1300 COLLEGE to register your attendance or for more information.
For more information, visit www.acbc.nsw.edu.au

JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism
Scholarships: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
This award encourages students who are passionate about rural issues to turn their passion for writing into a career. The winner receives a $10,000 grant as well as internships with Rural Press and the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Click to apply.
For more information, visit www.rasnsw.com.au/828.htm

Royal Agricultural Society Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 17-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Rural Scholarships are granted to those actively making a difference in their rural community. There are no age or course limitations. It is essential however, that applicants demonstrate a commitment to creating a better future for rural NSW. Winners will receive $5,000 for a full-time scholarship or $1,500 for a part-time scholarship. Of the 40 scholarships awarded this year, areas of study included fields as diverse as agriculture, education, health and engineering. Click to apply.


For more information, visit www.rasnsw.com.au/828.htm

Apprentice diesel mechanics - Cornishs for 2013
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
They have sent an information pack so if any student in Year 10, 11 or 12 would like to find out more information and apply, please see me.

Bridging Courses at UNSW
Universities: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for details of courses in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. Registration opens online on 3 Jan 2013. The Mathematics course is NOT for General Maths students but is aimed at students who have done Mathematics to take them up to Mathematics Ext 1 level. Several brochures have arrived.
For more information, visit www.science.unsw.edu.au/bridging

Changes to Uni of Canberra Regional Bonus Points
UAC: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Due to recent changes to the UAC Education Access Scheme (EAS), the University of Canberra Regional Bonus Points Scheme will be changing for semester 1 2013 admission. Students from NSW schools outside metropolitan Sydney and Canberra will no longer be automatically awarded five (5) bonus points toward their ATAR as in previously years. UAC has classified all regional and remote schools throughout Australia into four EAS disadvantage lists according to criteria developed in consultation with UAC stakeholder institutions. The University of Canberra will award bonus points based on the above method from semester 1 2013. As such, a minimum of four (4) bonus points will be awarded to McCarthy students and will be capped at maximum of ten (10) bonus points for each individual.

BHP Billiton Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Do you live in the Gunnedah or Liverpool Plains Shire Council areas? See me for details.

Sydney Royal Wine Scholarship 2013
Scholarships: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close 15th November. This scholarship offers $5,000 for full time study or $1,500 for part time study for people who demonstrate a passion for the Australian Wine Industry and who will play a part in shaping a positive future for the industry. The scholarship is open to students applying for any accredited tertiary course with relevance to the Australian Wine Industry.

For more information, visit www.rasnsw.com.au/1813.htm

Notre Dame’s Academic Merit Scholarships.
Scholarships: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
These applications should be submitted by Monday 31 December. Please note that applicants are required to submit an application to study in addition to their scholarship application. Copies of the application form may be downloaded from the website.For further information on courses of study, visit www.nd.edu.au/sydney/courses/undergraduate or talk to Prospective Student Advisors on 02 8204 4404.


For more information, visit www.nd.edu.au/applynow

Law scholarshipAdrian Solomons Memorial Bursary
Scholarships: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Year 12 students interested in studying law in 2013 are invited to apply. Everingham Solomons sent this: We will also be holding a free information evening on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 in Tamworth for any interested students and their parents. This will give students an opportunity to learn more about the Bursary and meet with some of our solicitors. Could you please RSVP by 3 October 2012 at the website. EverSol have sent me an info pack for you to look at.
For more information, visit www.eversol.com.au/pages/firm/Seminars.html

Career in fitness or as a personal trainer
Career Choice: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
An information night about becoming a Personal Trainer is being held at Club Synergy Kable Ave Tamworth NSW 2340
Wednesday the 19th September 7-8pm. Details: most hands-on course, with the practical component delivered locally through the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT). Earlier this year NIAS /AIPT and Club Synergy formed a partnership to set up a local Campus in Tamworth to deliver a Fast Track Certificate 4 in Fitness course. So far 18 students have come through the program with the next course to commence on the 3rd October. The Course offers;
• Certificate IV in Fitness which qualifies graduates to become Personal Trainers • Practical and hands on training and support delivered locally utilising different venues and environments.• Delivered by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers’ local campus director, Peter Annis-Brown, who has more than 14 years’ experience in the sport and fitness industry.• Each course in limited to ensure each student gets the highest level of personal support.• Graduation rate more than 3 times the industry average for publicly funded places.• Post-graduate employment rate of 80%

85 degrees at Newcastle Uni
Universities: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Check them out.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/

Construction casual work, apprenticeships, work ex
Career Choice: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
To go on any construction site (eg holiday work, work experience or getting an apprenticeship in any of the building trades) requires the COnstruction Induction White Card before you can set foot on a construction site. You can do the courses at TAFE or the Community College for a day at approx $120 or do an online course at home for $58. See me for details.

CQ Uni - Central Queensland
Universities: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
CQU has campuses from the Gold Coast up to Rockhampton, Mackay and inland to Emerald. See me if interested in the booklets that have arrived.
For more information, visit www.cq.edu.au

JMC Academy course guides and scholarships
Private Colleges: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Scholarship application forms have arrived (close 7 Dec) plus details of coursese in music performance, audio engineering and sound production, entertainment management,animation, game design, film & tv production. See me for details and to borrow the books.
For more information, visit www.jmc.edu.au

UOW: B Performance and B Medical and Health Sci
Universities: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Both these courses need you to submit separate applications PLUS putting them on UAC. See me for details.

UOWollongong: accommodation
Accommodation: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Advice is to apply as early as possible if you intend going there in 2013.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/about/accommodation

New UNSW courses & changes - not in UAC book
Universities: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Please see me if you are very interested in going to University of New South Wales as one of your top preferences. There are new courses that are not in the UAC book and I have the course codes you need to put in as preferences with UAC. There are also new combined course options, changes to course names and length of courses. This affects 21 courses. See me ASAP please.

Course changes: B Computer Science at Newcastle
Universities: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
From 2013, 3 majors will be on ofer. See me for details.

New UNE course: Bachelor of Plant Science
Universities: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
UAC code: 392699. This is NOT in your UAC book but can be added to your preferences using the code. Read about it at the link.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/une/392699.html

Aiming for bonus points?
Universities: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out details at the website.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/atar/bonuses.shtml

Early entry courses MUST be in your preferences
UAC: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
These must be in your preferences and for some of the universities, it must your first preference now so that you get the early entry offer.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

TAFE in 2013? First choice or back up? TALK MONDAY
TAFE: Posted 13-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are wanting to go to TAFE in either Tamworth or anywhere in NSW, you need to find out about the changed enrolment procedures that apply for 2013. TAFE may be your goal or it may be your backup if you do not get a uni offer due to a lower than expected ATAR. Some people should cover all bases by applying to TAFE as well so you do not miss out on both TAFE and uni. Come to the AV Room at 12.30 please on Monday 17th September to hear what the TAFE representatives have to say.

Have you applied to UAC and/or QTAC yet?
UAC: Posted 12-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The deadline for ontime applications which avoid late fees is approaching. Please do not leave it until the last minute in case the UAC computer crashes as it has done in the past. Don’t forget that on-time UAC applications close at midnight on Friday 28 September.

Looking for a fulltime job or gap year job ?
Job vacancies: Posted 7-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are, let me know. I have already had one employer talk to me about someone starting after the HSC. Email me and let me know what kind of job you want please.

CATC Design School 2 Day Design Discovery Worksho
Private Colleges: Posted 7-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
A great opportunity. The CATC workshop is a perfect introduction into Interior Design, Graphic Design, and/or Photography. This hands on workshop gives attendees a better understanding of what is involved in the design industries and provides insight into CATC’s interactive classes. The next workshop will be held on the 22nd-23rd September at our Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Gold Coast campuses. The Sydney campus is at The Rocks in a stunning building.


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

Australasian College of Natural Therapies Scholars
Scholarships: Posted 7-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Do you have a passion for helping others? Are you taking your first step towards a career in natural therapies? We're looking for new students passionate about the Australasian College of Natural Therapies, and who believe it provides an excellent education in natural medicine and health, to become ACNT Student Ambassadors. The successful applicant will be awarded a scholarship which will cover their tuition fees for one full year of study undertaken in 2013. They also hold one day workshops. See the website.
For more information, visit www.acnt.edu.au/courses/scholarships/

Australian National College of Beauty Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 7-9-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Do you have a passion for beauty? Are you taking your first step towards a career in the beauty industry? We're looking for new students passionate about the Australian National College of Beauty, and who believe it provides an excellent education in beauty therapy, to become ANCB Student Ambassadors. The successful applicant will be awarded a scholarship which will cover their tuition fees for one full year of study undertaken in 2013.
For more information, visit www.ancb.edu.au/scholarships.html

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