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Need a resume/CV for a scholarship/job/college?
General: Posted 24-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
I will be running a short 15 minute workshop next Wednesday lunchtime in the AV Room to help students and show what you need to produce. A poor resume can cost you big time - no interview for that scholarship, job or place at college. Find out what you can do to increase your chances of success.

Crunch time...
HSC: Posted 24-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
THis is a great website to help you with your HSC.
For more information, visit countdowntocrunchtime.webs.com/

Xstrata Mount Isa Mines 2013 Apprenticeship Intake
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 24-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Closes: 2nd September, 2013 Positions start: January 2013 in Queensland. Apprenticeships on offer in: Diesel Fitting, Electrical, Fitting and Turning, Boilermaking, & Radio Tech
Applicants will ideally have a Year 10 Certificate by the end of 2012.View more eligibility details and complete an application form at this website. YOu will need to copy and paste it":
http://xstratajobs.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.checkJobDetailsNewApplication&returnToEvent=jobs.processJobSearch&jobid=00c96a9a-f050-4421-b572-a0a0010bdb16&CurATC=Search&CurBID=EA5BB92A%2D2B41%2D4CFC%2DB248%2D9DB401357A6D&persistVariables=CurATC,CurBID,JobID&lid=81958760047

For more information, visit xstratajobs.nga.net.au

A Day in the Life of a Hospitality Manager
Career Choice: Posted 24-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
25th September, 10am to 4pm 171 Pacific Highway, North Sydney Experience a Day in the Life of a Hospitality Manager at William Blue College of Hospitality Management to explore the hospitality industry and the many career paths available. The day includes a tour of a 5-star hotel, practical workshops in Hotel Management, Culinary Arts Management and Food and Beverage Management, as well as much more. The day costs $50 and includes all materials and lunch.


For more information, visit www.williamblue.edu.au/news/a-day-in-the-life

HSC in the Holidays September & October Workshops
HSC: Posted 24-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
HSC in the Holidays is running a series of full day workshops during September across UTS, Macquarie University and University of Wollongong. Subjects covered include Business Studies, Science, Mathematics, Legal Studies, History, English, PE, and more.Students will get the chance to interact in small groups with Expert HSC Markers and Teachers who will provide individual support and feedback. Prices range from $165 for one workshop to $610 for five workshops.


For more information, visit hscintheholidays.com.au/hsc-workshop-timetable/

Marcus Oldham College Scholarship Program
Scholarships: Posted 24-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Marcus Oldham College in Victoria offers education and training in a range of farm business management, agribusiness and equine business management courses. Marcus Oldham College offers a range of scholarships up to the value of $30 000.



For more information, visit www.marcusoldham.vic.edu.au/scholarships/overview

Optus Engineering Cadet Program
Cadetships: Posted 24-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close 15th September. The program is a combination of paid on-the-job learning and TAFE studies over three years. The TAFE course will take place at the Telecommunications Engineering Specialist Centre at Lidcombe, NSW and the on-the-job component will take place in Sydney throughout the program. Upon completion of the program, cadets will have earned a Graduate Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering and can commence a career in an Optus engineering position.


For more information, visit www.optus.com.au/aboutoptus/About+Optus/Careers/Engineering+Cadet+Program

Weekends of Open Days start this weekend
Open Days: Posted 24-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Most university open days are held this weekend and the next two weekends so if you can travel to Newcastle, Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney. Also many private colleges will hold open days for students and their parents. See the link for details.
For more information, visit www.aussieeducator.org.au/tertiary/university_opendays.html

$6000 ENVIRONEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP September 30th
Scholarships: Posted 24-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The Australian Geographic Society and Bayer Australia are running the Bayerboost environmental scholarship again this year and the closing date is drawing near at the end of Sept. The BAYERboost environmental scholarship is open to all Australian undergraduate and secondary students in Year 11 or 12 interested in a career in environmental science. The scholarship will give students the opportunity to take on a research project in a university or industry setting during the summer holidays. Students can work with an organisation of their choosing over the holidays for 6-12 weeks.Last holidays, year 12 student, Katie Mulder received a scholarship, alongside three other fellow students, for a 10 week project with the environmental education group, Bookend Trust. They had the opportunity to work with some of Tasmania’s leading scientists and visited some of the most remote parts of Tasmania, conducting wilderness surveys that investigated altitudinal climate change. “The scholarship has opened my mind to all the different fields of work there are in science as well as opening my eyes up to just how beautiful and unique Tasmania is. I’ve met some amazing people, learnt lots and experienced things most people my age haven’t and won’t get to until they are much older,” says Katie.



For more information, visit www.bayerboost.com.au

Australian International Conservatorium of Music O
Open Days: Posted 24-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
8th September, 11am to 2pm.Find out about the courses on offer at AICM at their Open Day. Get a taste of student life through hands-on workshops and master-classes, talk to staff and students, hear live performances and tour the facilities on offer. For more information or to register for the day, contact admin@aicm.edu.au or call (02) 9555 1666.

For more information, visit www.aicm.edu.au/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=379

UNE Scholarship Booklets and Applications forms
Scholarships: Posted 24-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Now available from the Careers Room.

UAC is coming to Tamworth for parents/students
UAC: Posted 24-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
UAC will be holding Parent/Student Information evenings in Tamworth on Monday 3rd September. All Year 12/11 parents and students have the opportunity to gain moreknowledge about university entry. Please find attached a letter and flyer with all venues, dates and times and let your parents know.
Info_session_Yr12_Aug-Sept_2012_combined.pdf

Girls interested in sport and Sydney Uni
Accommodation: Posted 24-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Women in Sport Dinner Friday 31 August 2012 at Women's College: Talented school sportswomen are invited to join College and University athletes at the annual Women in Sport Dinner. Students will learn more about sporting opportunities at College as well as the Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness Elite Athlete Program. Information about scholarships that enable students to study and continue their sporting activities will also be available. This dinner is complimentary for three students from our school. Please let me know if you wish to attend and will be in Sydney next Friday night.

For more information, visit www.thewomenscollege.com.au/news-article.php?newsid=20&pos=0

Essential Energy Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 24-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close 2nd Sept.
For more information, visit www.essentialenergy.com.au/apprenticeships

EAS talk Tuesday lunchtime A3
UAC: Posted 20-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
UAC recognises that some students experience difficulties beyond their control while studying for their Higher School Certificate and that this impacts on their ATAR score. Therefore universities allows the student to enter their preferred course with a ATAR score below the usual ATAR cut-off (minimum ATAR score otherwise required to enter the course) or sets aside places in each course for successful EAS applicants. Find out more in Home class on Tuesday morning and come to the meeting with Mrs McGregor and myself in A3 at 12.45. Find out what is involved and who can apply.

Deadline for Southern Cross Uni early entry
Early Entry schemes: Posted 20-8-12 Deadline - 21-8-12
If you are applying for SCU's early entry scheme, you must register online by August 23rd (Thursday) when applications close. Click on this link and follow instructions.
For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au/star/

New B Commerce/B Arts-Psychology at Macquarie
Universities: Posted 16-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Get the edge in business and understand people.
For more information, visit www.courses.mq.edu.au

Women's College at Sydney Uni open day
Accommodation: Posted 16-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to attend USyd or UTS, check out Women's College on Sat 25th August.
For more information, visit www.thewomenscollege.com.au

Newcastle Uni open day for parents and students
Open Days: Posted 16-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be on August 25th. Look at what is on and plan your day. Check out accommodation on campus too.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students/news/2012/08-august/?audience=non-school-leaver#01open-d

SYDNEY UNI OPEN DAY WEB APP
Open Days: Posted 16-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The Open Day app has just been released! Get the app and find out the latest updates to hands-on activities and tours. With over 140 mini lectures, use the app to create your own program and plan your day. The app works on all types of phone and tablet devices with access to the internet.


For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/open_day/create_your_program.shtml

Work in construction or casual work on blg site?
Career Choice: Posted 16-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
To do any kind work or work experience on a house or building under construction means you need to have done the OHS COnstruction Induction course. You can do it through TAFE or the Community College or now online. You can get the nationally accredited Moodle based e-learning White Card training qualification for only $58 and the course can be completed from any computer, at any time and at a pace that suits you. See me for details. Think ahead to applying for apprenticeships or casual labour jobs during uni holidays or Country Music Festival.

Aust Film TV and Radio School
Career Choice: Posted 16-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
AFTRS Open Day - AFTRS is opening its doors to prospective students and the public, so if you want to find out more about AFTRS courses or just check out the facilities here is a taste of what you can see and do:- Talk to AFTRS lecturers and teachers- Check out a live 'Next FM' radio simulation broadcast in our radio studios- Watch live TV interviews in progress in Studio 2- Check out our state-of-the-art facilities
- Watch a combined VFX/Cinematography/screen design demo. Saturday September 8: 10am - 3pm and Sunday September 9: 10am - 3pm
For more information, visit www.aftrs.edu.au/opendays

Have issues in your life affected your HSC result?
UAC: Posted 16-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you feel, for various reasons, that you have experienced this, you need to strongly consider applying for the EAS scheme. Mrs McGregor will talk about this at a meeting in A3 at the start of lunch on TUESDAY. Long-term educational disadvantage means your educational performance has been seriously affected by circumstances beyond your control or choosing, normally for a period of six months or more. They may include family breakup, serious illness for you or a close family member, excessive family responsibilities, Disrupted schooling, Financial Hardship. UAC wants to know and help you get into uni if your HSC and ATAR have been adversely affected. Please go to the meeting to find out more, if it applies to you and if so, what you need to do.

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

Social Work, Mental Health & EarlyCH/Primary- CSU
Universities: Posted 14-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
See details on the Careers Noticeboard at the front of the library.

B Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage)
Universities: Posted 14-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
CSU offers this course. See the poster in the Careers Noticeboard.
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/courses/undergraduate/parks_heritage

Business Management at CSU
Universities: Posted 14-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Seee course details on the Careers Noticeboard.
For more information, visit www.cus.edu.au/courses/undergraduate/business_management

CSU science scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 14-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
See the poster in the Careers Noticeboard.
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/scholarships

Business/Law at Newcastle guest speaker Wed lunch
Universities: Posted 14-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
At 1pm in the AV Room. Find out about courses in these areas, scholarships etc. Bring your lunch after Mass.

Want an automotive apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 14-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The MTA have sent me Expressions of interest form if you want to do light or heavy vehicle, plant or farm mecanics, spray painting, panel beating, parts interpreting, tyre fitting or to be an transmission specialist.

New NIDA course on stagecraft
Career Choice: Posted 14-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Bachelor of Drama Art (Staging) will start in 2013. it will be 3 years fulltime and entry is by interview. Applications are open from now until 30 Sept.
For more information, visit www.nida.edu.au

Didn't get a UAC book or list of early entry's
Early Entry schemes: Posted 14-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
See me on Wednesday.

QTAC 2013 books
Universities: Posted 14-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
These can be borrowed from me. Be careful with your PIN (dd/mm) and when you want to start ie you need to select which semester.

Health and medical scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 14-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Go to the University page and scroll down until you come to the link after Health and Medical Scholarships.
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/careers/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46

HSC Student Number???
UAC: Posted 14-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
See me if you cannot find a copy of it.

Instructions for applying to UAC
UAC: Posted 14-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
First read the information at the link on the front of the McCarthy Careers page where it says: Year 12s applying to UAC. Then get your HSC student number ready, your UAC PIN and the course codes from your UAC 2013 book plus how you will pay all ready and written down before you log on.
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/careers/index.php

Instructions for applying to QTAC
UAC: Posted 14-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Have a look at the link below.
For more information, visit www.qtac.edu.au/OnlineServices/OnlineServices.html#currentapplicant

ICMS at Manly Open day Sun 19th AUgust
Private Colleges: Posted 13-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Scan the QRC code to register.
For more information, visit www.icms.edu.au/test-drive

Engineering at UQ in 2013
Universities: Posted 13-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Course brochure has arrived.

Uni in a day at Macquarie Uni 27th Sept
Universities: Posted 13-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Macquarie will offer up to 9 bonus HSC points to McCarthy students. They will give you a chance to "roadtest" the uni. YOu can stay overnight at on-campus accommodation for free, get dinner and breakfast and attend lectures on media, music, languages, history, law, business, psychology, teaching, hearing and speech, engineering,science, It, chiropractic and geography. A great opportunity. I have several brochures on this.
For more information, visit www.mq.edu.au/uniinaday

HSC Final Revision Lectures in Sept hols
HSC: Posted 13-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
TSFX will be holding these at the University of Sydney. Please see me for a copy of what subjects and which topics/options will be dealt with, cost, dates etc. I have copies of the application forms.
For more information, visit www.tsfx.com.au

HSC Coach - online study support tool
HSC: Posted 13-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Check this out.
For more information, visit www.hsccoach.com.au

Major changes to B Psychology at Newcastle
Universities: Posted 13-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Its very very important that you are aware of these.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor/psychology

Nutrition and dietetics at Newcastle UNi
Universities: Posted 13-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
A newly refurbished $400,000 food science lab is available to help students in these areas.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor/nutrition-and-dietetics

Early Entry talk in HALL at lunchtime
Early Entry schemes: Posted 13-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Presentation on what you need to know and forms given out. Bring your lunch.

Optus Engineering Cadet Program
Cadetships: Posted 13-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close 15th September. The program is a combination of paid on-the-job learning and TAFE studies over three years. The TAFE course will take place at the Telecommunications Engineering Specialist Centre at Lidcombe, NSW and the on-the-job component will take place in Sydney throughout the program. Upon completion of the program, cadets will have earned a Graduate Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering and can commence a career in an Optus engineering position.


For more information, visit www.optus.com.au/aboutoptus/About+Optus/Careers/Engineering+Cadet+Program

UAC 2013 BOOKS WILL BE GIVEN OUT Period 4 Tuesday
UAC: Posted 13-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Get your copy then.

University Scholarships 2013
Scholarships: Posted 13-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Check out all of the scholarships that you can apply for by using the scholarships links on:

For more information, visit mhscareers.com/ListofNSWUniversities.html

Macleay College Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 13-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
A great alternative to uni if you want a more hands-on industry based course or a stepping stone if you don't get the ATAR for uni.18th August, 10am to 2pm 28 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills. Visit the Macleay College Sydney Campus, ask questions of their staff, students, and graduates, and find out more about the courses on offer.

For more information, visit www.macleay.edu.au/

Journalism scholarship $10,000
Scholarships: Posted 13-8-12 Deadline - No Deadline
JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism: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. For more information go to rasf.org.au Applications close 30 September 2012. T: 02 9704 1234 E:foundation@rasf.org.au


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

Rural Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 13-8-12 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 $5000 for a full-time scholarship or $1500 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. For more information go to rasf.org.au Applications close 30 September 2012. T: 02 9704 1234 E:foundation@rasf.org.au


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

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