18 June 2018

Career Information

Australian Defence Force Academy

Applications for the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) 2016 are now open. Applying for ADFA is a competitive process, which can take 12 months or more, therefore it is recommended that students apply in Year 11. Students are able to apply any time after their 16th birthday, with parental consent. See the application time line below that is recommended for applicants who are in Year 12 now and who will commence ADFA studies and training in January 2016:

June 2014 - March 2015: Submit an application for ADFA by calling 131901 or by visiting www.defencejobs.gov.au

June 2014 - March 2015: Attend a YOU session in Perth to check eligibility.

January 2015 - May 2015: Attend an Assessment Session in Perth to receive a recommendation to attend an Officer Selection Board.

April 2015 - September 2015: Attend an Officer Selection Board in Canberra and, if successful, receive a job offer (pending completion of Year 12 subjects and university entrance ATAR requirements).

August 2015 - September 2015: Apply through Universities Admissions Centre (UAC - www.uac.edu.au) for entrance to UNSW at ADFA. At the same time, you can also apply to study at another university at your own cost (through TISC if you wish to study in WA), in case you don't receive an ADFA job offer for January 2016.

January 2016: Attend your appointment Ceremony and start your career in the Australian Defence Force as an Army or Air Force Officer Cadet or a Navy Midshipman.

In addition, Year 12 students, are eligible to apply for the ADFA Education Award before the closing date 28 February.

Want to know more?

Attend an ADFA Information Session at Defence Force Recruiting, Level 7, 66 St Georges Terrace, Perth on Tuesday 17 March at 6.30pm.

The University of Notre Dame

Parent Information Evening

Parents of students in Year 10, 11 and 12 are invited to attend Notre Dame's Parent Information Evening to discuss subject selection, course information, the transition from high school to university, and how to apply to Notre Dame. Guest speaker, Robyn Smith (Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Moderation at SCSA) will present on how changes to the WACE curriculum will impact students applying to university from 2017.

Tuesday March 10, 6:30pm - 19 Mouat Street, Fremantle

Medicine Information Session

Students interested in studying Medicine at Notre Dame are invited to attend a Medicine Information Session. Learn about the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, the Pre-Medicine Certificate and speak with current Medicine students.

Sunday March 22, 10:30am

School of Medicine, 38 Henry Street, Fremantle

To RSVP, visit www.nd.edu.au or contact the Prospective Students Office on 9433 0533.

Medicine, Dentistry & Podiatric Medicine 2016

Medicine is offered at UWA and Notre Dame as a graduate-entry study option only and dentistry and podiatric medicine is offered as a graduate-entry study at UWA. This means that there is no longer a requirement for students to sit the UMAT (Undergraduate Medical Admission Test) as following the completion of an undergraduate degree, students who are intending to complete postgraduate studies in either medicine, podiatric medicine or dentistry will be required to sit the GAMSAT (Graduate Medical School Admission Test).

However, UWA offers limited assured entry places to highly qualified school-leaving (Year 12) students when they commence at UWA. To secure one of these places, a student must sit the UMAT, attend the structured interview, achieve a 99+ ATAR and complete an undergraduate degree with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.5 (approx. 65%).

Students who are intending to study medicine or dentistry at an interstate university (except University of Melbourne) are still required to sit the UMAT to gain entry into undergraduate medicine or dentistry.

UMAT applications closing date: Friday 5 June 2015

UMAT date: Wednesday 29 July 2015

For more information please see umat@acer.edu.au or contact Mr Frusher at Scotch.

Mr Frusher will be meeting with all interested Year 12 students following the mid-term break.

TISC Presentation for WA Students

TISC have released a presentation for all year 12 students. The presentation covers all TISC aspects relating to Year 12 including admission requirements, ATAR, the mark adjustment process as well as the application and offer process.


Overseas Exchange 2016

Year 12 students who are considering a GAP Year overseas are encouraged to start thinking about their proposed destinations and to arrange a time to meet with Mr Frusher to discuss the various options available.

Some of the options already advertised are as follows:

Tutors Worldwide handles the recruitment of gap tutors for a good number of schools in the UK. In 2015, despite the continuing recession and changes to visa regulations, they offered 130 gap tutor placements in UK schools to Australian applicants from the age of 17 upwards. Full information regarding the programme offered by Tutors Worldwide can be found at the organisation's website www.tutorsworldwide.org. Please note that the closing date for applications for placements in 2016 is 9 April, 2015.

Projects Abroad 2015/16

The High School Projects are a jam-packed two week group trip with students from all over Australia, New Zealand and around the globe. Students in Year 10 and 11 (11 & 12 in NZ) - typically aged 16 and 17 - can choose to join the groups individually or with friends.

The volunteer trips will run this summer from December 6 to the 19 and January 3 to the 16 in Cambodia, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Philippines.

The projects are a rich mixture of volunteer work and cultural activities, so you can really get to know the country you're in! The projects allow you to:

• Support disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Cambodia

• Become part of a traditional village community in Fiji

• Learn to dive and support marine conservation work in Cambodia

• Shadow doctors in medical work experience in Nepal

• Help to reconstruct community buildings and housing devastated by a typhoon in the Philippines

These projects are well supervised, worthwhile and very practical ways to make your summer holidays unforgettable and to travel with a purpose to a developing community a world away!

Perth Information Evening Monday 16 March

For more information go to: www.projects-abroad.com.au or email: info@projects-abroad.com.au

Lattitude Global Volunteering - 2016 applications now open!

Applications are now open for students interested in embarking on a volunteering placement in a new culture and community during their gap year in 2016. Lattitude is the original gap year organisation, having supported young Australians on worthwhile and challenging placements for over 40 years.

Placements are available within our region in Asia/Pacific, or further afield in Europe, the Americas and Africa. Exciting additions to the program next year include Japan as a country option, and Medical Assistant placements which will be ideal for those considering a career in a health profession. To help with costs, they have a number of scholarships available to assist with placement fees or flights to certain countries.

The Lattitude website explains all the details and includes an Application Form for students to download. Application deadline for all placement options this year is Friday 5 June 2015. Further information is also available from Mr Frusher at Scotch College.

Rotary Youth Exchange 2016

Applications are now being accepted for Rotary Youth Exchange for 12 months commencing January 2016. School students who are currently 14-16 years of age are invited to apply.

Details of the Exchange Programme are contained in the initial application form downloadable from the website.

The anticipated countries of exchange for 2016 may vary, but typically include: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden andTaiwan.

Application forms are available from your local Rotary Club or may be downloaded from Rotary Youth Exchange website: www.youthexchange.asn.au. Applications close late March 2015.

Casual Employment - Suit University student

The Central Institute of Technology is looking for 2-3, casual in class note takers, computer savvy as they need to take notes electronically for students with Disability, pay is $23 an hour (5-6 hours + a week). It would be suitable work for young people that are looking for casual work whilst studying or looking for more permanent positions.

Mr P Frusher

Careers Adviser