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Good luck with your results Year 12
HSC: Posted 13-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Best wishes as HSC results are released on Wed (see website link for details) and ATARs on Thursday. Please contact me if you need advice and options once you receive your ATAR either in person at school, by phone or by email. I am here to help you and talk to you (and your parent) if your ATAR is higher or lower than hoped for. There are many pathways to get into careers and courses which you may not know about. Good luck.
For more information, visit www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/hsc-results/getting.html

Jobs for School leavers
Job vacancies: Posted 13-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Apprentice mechanic at Woodleys Motors, full time assistant at Milestones Early Learning Centre, Trainee furniture removalist (fit and able to travel), apprentice greenkeeper at West Leagues, medical receptionist, childcare trainee at Club SYnergy creche. Please contact me for details.

Childcare Traineeship at Club Synergy
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 13-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
This job in their creche will suit either someone interested in a career in childcare or a gap year student. They are looking for a motivated student who shows initiative and can cope independently with studying the Cert III in Childrens Services as well as working. If interested, take your resume into Club Synergy and ask to see Lea.

Bond Uni Scholars Award (ATAR of 99+ needed)
Scholarships: Posted 13-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: part-fee scholarship to students who receive an OP 1 or 2 (ATAR 99-97.5). How much: 40% or 25% to provide tuition remission (Medicine/Surgery excluded). Apply: online once you have your results. Contact: Kristy Manyweathers (07) 5595 1067 or scholarships@bond.edu.au

For more information, visit www.bond.edu.au/degrees-and-courses/scholarships/australian-applicants/BD3_019744

Acting scholarship worth up to $35K
Scholarships: Posted 13-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Imagine yourself starring in Underbelly like Firass Dirani? The Firass Dirani ACTT Scholarship is a full-year scholarship covering all fees for the Advanced Diploma of Arts in Stage and Screen Acting, known as the ‘Professional Actor Program’ at ACTT. The first year award value is $12,500 and the total value of this unique scholarship could be in excess of $35,000 to an individual student.
For more information, visit www.actt.edu.au/firass-dirani

McCarthy Awards Night 2011 - 7pm
General: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
A reminder that the Awards Night begins at 7pm on Monday 12th Dec. If you received a letter to attend and cannot be there, please ring the school on 67610800.

Apprenticeships in the Automotive Industry
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
WPC Group in Sydney will give you an opportunity to get the hands on experience you need for a real career while earning an income and gaining a national recognised certificate or qualification. Submit an online application or mail your resume and expression of interest to the recruitment team at recruitmentnsw@wpcgroup.org.au or the Sydney Office.Suite 2 / 190 George St Parramatta, NSW 2150. P: 1300 760 099 F: 1300 760 077 Website address to copy and paste is: www.wpcgroup.org.au
For more information, visit www.autoapprenticeships.org.au

JMC Academy Open Day 2012 Fri 20 January 2012
Private Colleges: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
I visted JMC last month and thought it offered some great courses, career paths and facilities. Go along to the open day to learn how to build your creative future with JMC Academy.
Where: Sydney Campus – 41 Holt Street, Surry Hills.Register your attendance by calling 1300 410 311. Courses in music, film, tv, digital media, performance, music business, audio engineering etc etc


For more information, visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au/News/2011-11-18/OPEN-DAY-2-12.cfm

Billy Blue College of Design 4 February 2012
Private Colleges: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Billy Blue LIVE is an interactive experience where you can check out the campus, try out the courses and speak with their designers. Where: Level 8, 171 Pacific Highway, North Sydney. For more info and RSVP Emma Shean (02) 8588 4758 or eshean@think.edu.au




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

Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting - New Recruits
Career Choice: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are motivated, fit and seeking an active and rewarding role apply now to be involved in an exciting career as an Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter. You will be required to carry out functions that are both physically and mentally challenging, whilst working on a roster that allows you to balance work and life! Full-time paid training is provided to successful applicants. Applications for the 2011-2012 National Recruitment Campaign are open and will be continuous.


For more information, visit careers.airservicesaustralia.com/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=492247

CATC Design School Info Night 24 January 2012
Private Colleges: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
I recently visited the CATC in The Rocks in Sydney and was very impressed with the range of courses, facilities etc. If you are interested in more details, see me and this is a great chance for prospective students to check out the campus, speak to lecturers and current students. Where: Level 4, 1 - 5 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney. For more info and RSVP Emma Shean (02) 8588 4758 or eshean@think.edu.au


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

Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting - New Recruits
Career Choice: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are motivated, fit and seeking an active and rewarding role apply now to be involved in an exciting career as an Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter. You will be required to carry out functions that are both physically and mentally challenging, whilst working on a roster that allows you to balance work and life! Full-time paid training is provided to successful applicants. Applications for the 2011-2012 National Recruitment Campaign are open and will be continuous.


For more information, visit careers.airservicesaustralia.com/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=492247

UNiversity Advisory Days - early January
Universities: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Most universities will be open either 3rd, 4th or 5th January to advise students about final preferences before the deadline for Main Round offers of 5th January once you know your ATAR. I have a list of the dates or you can contact the uni you are interested in.

NSW Fire & Rescue 2012 Firefighter Recruitment
Career Choice: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: 50 places available. When: applications close 5pm December 14th. To apply go to the website. The Online Aptitude Tests: extremely difficult – failure rate 85%. Pilot Aptitude Training Systems offer a Course: 4 day program in Melbourne Contact: 0457 101 101 or info@pilotaptitude.com
or copy and paste this: http://www.pilotaptitude.com/?page=EmergencyServicesApplicants/QLDNSW


For more information, visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=10

All about your ATAR
UAC: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
This month, you can view UAC's new short video, All about your ATAR, which explains the difference between performance-based HSC marks and the position-based ATAR, or download the PDF version of the booklet from the website.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/schoolink/demos/all-about-your-atar/

BOS PIN and UAC PIN needed for next week
HSC: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
YOu will need these to get your HSC and your ATAR. Do you know where they are and what they are? Next Wednesday or THursday is not the time to realise they are misplaced.

Changing preferences when you get your ATAR
UAC: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
It’s okay to change your mind about the courses you want to study and many of you will want to change your preferences after ATARs are released on Thursday 15 December. Read UAC's changing preferences FAQs for more information but be sure to make any changes for the Main Round by midnight on Thursday 5 January.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/faq/change-preference.shtml

New course at Notre Dame Uni in Sydney + changes
Universities: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
The new course is Behavioural Science and Counselling(Sydney). COntact the uni directly for more info and to apply. From next year onwards, Notre Dame will be offeringmore Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) to domestic students enrolling at Notre Dame and will be offering them in a broader range of courses. In addition to the CSPs they currently offer students enrolling in courses inEducation, Nursing, Medicine.
For more information, visit www.nd.edu.au

Medical receptionist - suit gap year students
Job vacancies: Posted 9-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to be considered for this, please email me and I will pass on your name to the surgery.

Part-time job in Canberra available in 2012
Job vacancies: Posted 1-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you will be studying at an ACT university next year and would want part time work please contact me about some part time work that is available and I will give you the contact details.

Job: Account Broker Traineeship in insurance
Job vacancies: Posted 1-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Year 12 students looking for employment may be interested in a 2 year Account Broker Traineeship with a local insurance company. Please email me for the attachment which explains in-depth what these positions offer.



Job: engineering/manufacturing traineeship
Job vacancies: Posted 1-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
A locally owned and operated steel manufacturing business in Tamworth employing up to fourteen staff is seeking to employ a young man interested in furthering his career in the Manufacturing & Engineering industry. They are hoping to guide and support the suitable applicant through a traineeship in this field. Please email me if you are interested and I will give you the details.

Attn Yr 12 - Like McCarthy Careers on Facebook
General: Posted 1-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are on Facebook, in the HSC class of 2011 and don't want to miss out on the latest news on careers, jobs, the HSC, uni deadlines etc, go to Facebook. Then search for McCarthy Careers Year 12 2011 and click on Like. Please tell all your friends and classmates to do this too, especially as a lot of important news is coming your way soon. CareersAlert emails will still be sent but I am hoping to reach more of your year with important information by both emails and Facebook.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com

NSW Regional Dentistry scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 29-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Open on 6 Dec and closed on 25 Feb 2012. Worth $4,800 and is supported by Senator JOhn Wiliams and administered by the National Rural Health Alliance.
For more information, visit htto://nrha.ruralhealth.org.au/otherscholarships/?IntCatId=43

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS: fashion & graphic design
Career Choice: Posted 29-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
One week workshop in Fashion Design or Graphic Design
Monday 16 January - Friday 20 January 2012. Ulladulla Campus 44 Deering Street, Ulladulla NSW contact us to make a booking (02) 4454 0101, admin@kvb4design.com
For more information, visit www.kvb4design.com

Hope & Home - Volunteering in Nepal
Gap year: Posted 29-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: sends volunteers to schools and communities for two weeks to three months. Contact: [977] 1 4439097 or info@hopenhome.org


For more information, visit www.hopenhome.org

Wollongong Uni campus tours
Universities: Posted 29-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
University of Wollongong Campus tours: 12 - 23 December & 9 - 26 January twice daily


For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/future/visit/index.html

Uni of Wollongong Options Day: 4 January
Universities: Posted 29-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Options Day: 4 January 9am – 2:30pm. What: helpful for students who did much better or worse than expected in their HSC. Where: University Hall (Building 11) - University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue,


For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/future/visit/index.html

NSW Industrial Relations Website for Young Workers
Job vacancies: Posted 29-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: info on work cycles, unpaid work trials, practical tips on resolving workplace issues.


For more information, visit www.youngpeopleatwork.nsw.gov.au

Jobs, Employers & Facebook - think Schoolies etc
General: Posted 29-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
From:The Australian November 28, 2011. MORE than a quarter of Australian bosses are now using social networking sites to screen job candidates, with almost half of these employers admitting to turning away prospects based on something they've seen on Facebook or Twitter. Telstra's Officer of Internet Trust & Safety, Darren Kane, said the research findings are a timely reminder that Australians need to consider their cyber CV over the silly season. “This new Telstra research has shown that posts, photos and videos shared online not only amuse friends, but can lead to employers making judgement calls that affect careers,” she said. According to the findings some of the biggest cyber CV faux pas candidates make includes posting inappropriate pictures, with 31 per cent of employers saying this counted against applicants, and posting discriminatory comments - 37 per cent. “Given the impressions comments and images can create, Telstra recommends job seekers think twice before posting, tagging and uploading pictures and status updates this Christmas,'' Mr Kane said. Top social media behaviours counting against applicants include posting negative comments about their workplace, with 44pc of bosses saying this counts against job candidates, followed by discriminatory posts (37pc) and posts which contained confidential information (32pc). Facebook is the biggest social network screener with 41pc of bosses who screened applicants via social media saying they check out Facebook pages, followed by LinkedIn profiles (31pc) and Twitter feeds (14pc).

William Blue College of Hospitality Management Ope
Private Colleges: Posted 29-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
When: 14 January 11am until 2pm. Where: 171 Pacific Highway, Northpoint Building, North Sydney 2060


For more information, visit www.williamblue.edu.au/news/open-day-january-14th-12

APM Sydney Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 29-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: journalism, marketing, advertising, event management, public relations, business.When: 21 January 11am - 1pm. Where: Level 4, 213 Miller Street NORTH SYDNEY

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

Australasian College of Natural Therapies Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 29-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
When: 14 January 10am - 1pmWhere: 57 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills (5 minute walk from Central Station) Contact: 1300 017 267. Wide variety of courses including remedial massage etc


For more information, visit www.acnt.edu.au/events/sydney-openday

Win a scholarship to Macleay College in 2012!
Scholarships: Posted 25-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
We are offering 3 talented students a $5,000 scholarship towards their tuition fees next year in our journalism, business and advertising courses. Entries are open now, just follow the links for further information. Use your creative talents to save money on your 2012 fees. Entries must be submitted by 16th January 2012, don’t miss out! Contact: scholarship@macleay.edu.au


























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

Year 12 gift to the school - message from James F
School Matters: Posted 25-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
A message from James asking all Yr. 12 student to drop in $10 to Mrs.Forrest in the office for the gift for the school when they can. It would be a great idea to collect your copy of the 2010 school magazine at the same time.

NEWS FROM UAC
UAC: Posted 25-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications for undergraduate courses remain open until 2 February 2012 so you still have time to apply. You’ll need to check the undergraduate course search to make sure the courses you are interested in are still open and then apply online. NSW students doing the HSC will be able to view their ATAR on the UAC website from 9am on Thursday 15 December – ATAR advice notices will arrive in the post from 16 December. You’ll need your HSC student number and UAC PIN to access your ATAR. Forgotten your UAC PIN? If you’ve already applied through UAC you can retrieve it through Check & Change. Otherwise call UAC on (02) 9752 0200.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Want a job on a farrm?
Job vacancies: Posted 25-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Some agricultural job sites are listed here and you will need to copy and paste them: http://www.agrifoodcareers.com.au/farmrecruit/ http://jobsearch.gov.au/harvesttrail/default.aspx http://www.aussiefarmjobs.com.au/ http://www.taw.com.au/
http://www.primarypositions.com.au/jobs/browse/category/50

Jetstar pilot cadetships close TODAY
Career Choice: Posted 25-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
See website for details and other options if you want to be a pilot
For more information, visit www.pilotaptitude.com/

Student for a Semester – Bond University
Universities: Posted 25-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: study a Bond subject, meet students and teachers, and get involved in university life. When: applications close 25 November so ring today or ASAP if you have missed the deadline. Contact: Kristy Manyweathers 07 5595 1067 or kmanywea@bond.edu.au

For more information, visit www.bond.edu.au/student-life/experience-university-life/student-for-a-semester

Apprenticeships and Traineeships for 2011/12
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 25-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: many opportunities exist in all areas (automotive, sheetmetal, landscaping etc.) Tip: if you apply you must know what fully qualified people do in their chosen fields. This proves you are serious and will help you get a position. Contact: Chad Smith on (02) 9715 7344 or info@1300apprentice.com.au


For more information, visit 1300apprentice.com.au/

Sydney Dance Company Summer School
Career Choice: Posted 25-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: For dancers aged 8 to 18. When: juniors 10-13 Jan, seniors 17-20 Jan. Cost: 2 days $145. Contact: Tammy Wheeler 02 9258 4818 or sdc@sydneydancecompany.com
http://www.sydneydancecompany.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Summer-School.pdf

For more information, visit www.sydneydancecompany.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Summer-School.pdf

Macleay College Open Day 2012- big changes in 2012
Private Colleges: Posted 25-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: journalism, advertising and business. New campus in Sydney CBD. When: 21 January 2012 9.30am–4pm. Where: 28 Foveaux St, Surry Hills


For more information, visit macleay.edu.au/news/open-day.html

Job choices in agriculture, fisheries & forestry
Career Choice: Posted 25-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: info on careers in cropping, livestock production, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and viticulture on website.


For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/special/acda/careers/

Volunteer & travel on your gap year!
Gap year: Posted 25-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Teach English, care for animals, build a new school or work at an orphanage on the GapBreak Program. Travel with a group of gap year students and explore a new country and culture. Information Nights held regularly in Sydney and Canberra. Phone: 02 9413 1522 Email: explore@antipodeans.com.au

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

UTS Law Equity Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 25-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: $20,000 paid over four years for a student with a high level of financial need or other disadvantage.When: applications close 9 December. Contact: 02 9514 2527 or scholarships@uts.edu.au


For more information, visit datasearch2.uts.edu.au/law/undergraduate/scholarship-detail.cfm?code=0000021580

Aeroskills scholarships worth $6000
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 21-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian Aerospace is offering thse in Mechanical, Structures and Avionics. I have brochures on what is involved and how to apply. If you know of someone who may be interested, please let them know.

Office jobs & Beauty trainees
Job vacancies: Posted 21-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
A local insurance company is still after a trainee for 2012 and so is a local salon looking for a beauty trainee or apprentice.

Apprenticeship with Cornish's - diesel mechanic
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 21-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Please contact me if you or someone you know are interested. I have details about the position and what to do to apply.

Early entry offers - follow instructions!!!!!
Universities: Posted 21-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Congratulations if you have received an offer as some universities have begun contacting students. Please please please make sure you don't lose the letter and follow the instructions very carefully to accept the offer. If you want to accept the offer, make that course you 1st preference until ATARS are released and then you may change preferences. This way, students may receive 2 offers.

Equity Scholarships through UAC
Scholarships: Posted 21-11-11 Deadline - No Deadline
What: assist financially disadvantaged students with the costs of higher education. When: applications close on 30 November 2011.


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

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