18 June 2018

Careers Information

Mr Frusher, Careers Adviser

University Scholarships

UWA offers more than 400 scholarships every year to undergraduate students from all walks of life. In 2015, there will be in excess of $4 million in scholarships available to undergraduate students to assist them to realize their potential. Eligibility varies, however UWA's wide range of academic and equity-based scholarships provide commencing students with many opportunities to apply. 2015 Scholarships brochures (available from Mr Frusher at Scotch) highlight a number of available scholarships, including the prestigious UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships. Interested or eligible students to UWA can also refer to the Scholarships website, which includes a full list of undergraduate scholarships with details about eligibility criteria, closing dates and how to apply. Fogarty Foundation and VC scholarship applications close Friday 26 September (in line with the TISC on-time closing date) whilst all other scholarships applications close on 31 October, 2014. Many other scholarships are offered from individual faculties, schools, residential colleges and UWA Sports. For further information on any UWA undergraduate scholarships, contact the UWA Scholarships Office.

Curtin University offers a wide variety of scholarships which are now open for students to apply. Mr Frusher has information regarding all scholarships viable at Curtin or these can be accessed at www.scholarships.curtin.edu.au.

University Information

UWA and University Hall have created a new event for Open Day - BREAKFAST AT UNIVERSITY HALL!

Students that may be interested in living at UWA while they study have a great chance to really "get a taste of uni life!"

Students and their family members can kick-off their Open Day experience with:

  • Breakfast at University Hall
  • A Tour UniHall and discover what Living on Campus is all about
  • An insider's perspective on College life by chatting with current UniHallers and staff

And… be the first to Register to live at UniHall in 2015.

Please note; Students must register to attend Breakfast at UniHall at www.openday.uwa.edu.au/unihall.

Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television

Applications are now open for undergraduate programmes in animation, screenwriting, and film & television writers/directors.

Apply through VTAC.

Victorian University Applications (VTAC)

The VTAC Guide 2015 is now available for download on the VTAC website. The VTAC Guide will be on sale in newsagencies from Friday, 25 July.

Applications for 2015 courses open at 9am on Monday, 4 August.

University Open Days

July and August are the months during which universities will be conducting their Open Days. This is an opportunity for all students from Years 10-12 to visit universities to gain an understanding of what courses are offered, what subjects at Scotch are preferred and to talk to both lecturers and students about specific courses. It is essential that Year 12 students attend and I highly recommended that Years 10 and 11 also visit to gain valuable information about tertiary options.

Curtin University

Sunday 3 August 2014


Edith Cowan University & WAAPA (Mt Lawley)

Sunday 10 August 2014


University of Western Australia

Sunday 10 August 2014


Murdoch University

Sunday 24 August 2014


Notre Dame University

Sunday 17 August 2014


University of Melbourne Open Day

Sunday 17 August 2014


Gap Year Information

Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad organises volunteer and work experience programmes in 29 developing countries. These projects are in areas such as teaching, childcare, conservation, human rights, healthcare, and community work in countries such as Kenya, Nepal, Vietnam and Peru. The evening will feature presentations from staff and past volunteers, along with lots of opportunity to chat and ask questions.

Tuesday 5 August from 6.30 - 7.30pm at The Vic Hotel - 226 Hay Street, Subiaco 6008

Bookings can be made here: http://www.projects-abroad.com.au/about-us/meet-us/information-evenings/

Lattitude -Global Volunteering

There are a limited number of Schools Assistant placements still open in the UK, and also a few spots remaining for Fiji departing in January, and for Japan in March. These options are filling on a first come first served basis.

There are also numerous placements available in Canada, Poland, Malawi and locally in Asia/Pacific. Applications for this round are open until Friday 15 August; further details are included on our website here.

Revision Courses

Year 12 ATARextra WACE Revision Courses

  • Held at Scotch College
  • 6 weekly sessions held in a lead up to mock exams
  • Focus on exam preparation

Attendance is voluntary and designed to offer assistance in preparing for the upcoming internal and external examinations in a range of subjects. Information on this programme was recently sent to Year 12 parents and is also contained in the flyer.

Alternatively the website containing information can be found as follows: www.atarextra.com.au. The boys can also collect a flyer from Mr Frusher's office, the BRC and the Year 12 Common Room.

WEEKEND HELP CLASSES with Academic Task Force available for students in Years 7 -12. Semester 2 classes start Saturday 26 July at Rossmoyne SHS and Churchlands SHS and Sunday 27 July at Perth Modern School. Enrol now online at www.academictaskforce.com.au or call 9314 9500 or email learn@academictaskforce.com.

MASTER CLASSES with Academic Task Force open to Year 11 and 12 students who would like to achieve maximum marks at school and in their exams. Subject specialist teaching by WACE experts including Dr O.T. Lee and Dr Sarath Chandran. Classes available in Applecross and Subiaco. Semester 2 starts week commencing 27 July. Enrol now online at www.academictaskforce.com.au or call 9314 9500 or email learn@academictaskforce.com.

Career Information

Polytechnic West is conducting an Open Night at their Aerospace Training Centre.

Find out more about Aviation courses and training facilities.

Friday 1 August from 4 - 8 pm

14 Compass Road

Jandakot Airport

For further information

9414 1590

WA Aviation College

Careers Evening - Commercial Pilot

Learn the facts, the figures and all about the journey involved, from the perspective of a commercial pilot. Commercial flight training, this could be the perfect place to start.

Upstairs 41 Eagle Drive, Jandakot Airport (look for the big red Royal Aero Club sign).

Please note registrations are essential-Click here to register and simply select 'Commercial Pilot Careers Evening'

To learn more about the night- Click here

Australian Engineering Week

A Student Night will be held during Australian Engineering Week on Tuesday 5 August 2014 from 6.30pm - 8.00pm at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

High school students interested in a career in engineering are encouraged to come along to the event, as well as parents and teachers. Attendance is free of charge but registration is essential. You will hear from young graduates about their engineering journey and what they do day-to-day in their current jobs.

WA University representatives from UWA and Murdoch University will also present on what their campuses can offer engineering students.

After the formalities, refreshments will be served, and TAFE, college and University representatives will be available to discuss various learning pathways and answer any questions.

Come along and have your questions answered to help you decide your best pathway to a fulfilling career in engineering!

For further information contact:

Events Manager - Rod Wesley

Phone: 08 6214 6303

Email: rwesley@engineersaustralia.org.au