7 May 2018

Career Information

University Information

Year 12 Parents and Students

The applications for further study at either TAFE or University have NOT been requested by the respective tertiary institutions at this stage. In August students will be given the 2016 TISC Guide that will outline all the procedures and dates that are relevant to the application process and beyond. Mr Frusher will also be talking to the students as a group and explaining the TISC Guide, together with the application process. In August/September, Mr Frusher will be conducting one-on-one interviews with all Year 12 students to check each application and to offer advice prior to applications being sent on-line.

At this stage of the year all Year 12 students should have received a Prospectus from each of the WA Universities and a Year 12 WACE Information Handbook 2015 (on-line at Schools Curriculum & Standards Authority - www.scsa.wa.edu.au). Following on from the Scotch Careers Expo, students are encouraged to attend university and TAFE Open Days throughout the month of August.

For information on interstate and overseas universities check the relevant websites or contact Mr Frusher who will be able to assist

As a parent, what can your son and you do together?

  • Discuss various courses in the prospectuses that may be of interest to your son
  • Gather more information by visiting university websites, or requesting further information from universities
  • Attend university Open Days that are advertised in each prospectus and in this newsletter
  • Be positive; don't panic (yet) and communicate with as many people as possible


Scholarships applications to most universities are now open and students need to start preparing their applications as soon as possible. Scholarships information can be accessed on individual university websites and also by contacting Mr Frusher at Scotch. There are many different scholarships available with different criteria attached to each. Applications for scholarships are made direct to the university concerned but some are made via a nomination by Scotch and students will be notified of these in the near future.

UWA Scholarships

UWA opened their applications for scholarships specifically directed at Year 12 students on June 1 via the on-line portal www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au. It is hoped that this will give students a larger window in which to complete applications for these scholarships rather than only during the already stressful months of August and September. The 2016 Scholarships Booklet will be distributed to students this week.

Applications for both Fogarty scholarships will close on 31 August 2015, whilst all other scholarships will close on 31 October 2015.

Students should apply for all the scholarships for which they consider they are eligible. If they're not sure, apply for all of them and UWA will sort out the eligibility at their end.

Another important issue isthat for the scholarships in the Year 12 round, students MUST apply whilst in Year 12. If they are successful and receive a scholarship, they can defer it while they take a gap year, but these scholarships cannot be applied for at the end of a gap year.

UWA Winthrop Scholarships will be automatically awarded to high academic achieving school leavers plus students accepting a place in the Bachelor of Philosophy. These are valued at $5,000 per annum for up to eight semesters. No application is necessary.

For students not in Year 12 this year, we recommend that for Years 11 and 12 they keep a portfolio of activities and achievements and keep copies of important documents such as certificates, letters of commendation, advices of inclusion in teams/development squads, performances in artistic endeavours, any achievements at all in the categories of Academic, Arts, Leadership, Community Involvement or Sport. By keeping a portfolio, this will reduce the time required at the time of completing an application. Evidence of achievements is required for the UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships and the Vice-Chancellor and UWA Alumni Awards of Distinction.

Other scholarships are mainly for students experiencing financial hardship. There are many scholarships for students in this position, particularly once they commence their studies at UWA, so if they are unsuccessful in the Year 12 round, they will have many more opportunities to apply for scholarship assistance. Support of equity and access programs is a priority of this University to ensure that students have the opportunity to study at UWA regardless of their background.

University Open Days

Edith Cowan University (Mount Lawley campus including WAAPA) Sunday 9 August

University of Western Australia Sunday 9 August

Notre Dame University Sunday 16 August

Most Open Days commence at 10.00am and close at 4.00pm. Please check individual university websites for further details.

UWA University Hall Prospective Residential Students

Start the day fresh with an exclusive buffet-style breakfast at University Hall.

Experience first-hand the vibrant community present at the Hall and take a tour with our ambassadors to hear their personal stories and to see the rooms for yourself.


Sunday, 9 August 2015




Sir George Currie Dining Hall, University Hall, 130 Winthrop Ave, Crawley (corner Stirling Hwy)




Register a seat at www.unihall.uwa.edu.au/event/unihallbreakfast/Places are limited so get in quick

For further information please contact 9273 3488 or marketing@unihall.uwa.edu.au.

University of Melbourne Open Day

Sunday 16 August 2015


(University of Melbourne, Parkville and Southbank campuses www.openday.unimelb.edu.au)

Australian students and their parents visiting from interstate or overseas as well as students visiting from New Zealand are invited to a special information session on Open Day. Lunch will be provided following the information session.

Go along and learn more about:

  • Undergraduate degrees and graduate pathways at Melbourne
  • Entry requirements and how to apply
  • Scholarships
  • Residential colleges and housing options
  • Stories from current students who have moved to Melbourne to study
    • Student support services.

This is a free session, but registration is required. For more information, go to:


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 2016 is now available for download on the VTAC website. The VTAC Guide will be on sale in newsagencies from Friday, 31July.

Applications for 2016 courses open at 9am on Monday, 3 August.

Defence Forces

Australian Defence Force Academy

Year 11 students who may be interested in entering the Defence Force Academy at the completion of Year 12 are encouraged to apply for an ADFA Education Award. This award is presented annually to Year 12 students in recognition of leadership potential, and academic and sporting achievements exhibited in Year 11. The award comprises a laptop computer and certificate for the student and a recognition plaque for the School. There are 120 awards offered and there is no obligation for the student to attend ADFA.

The application process comprises the ADFA entry aptitude test, medical testing and a series of interviews including an Officer Selection Board. These are conducted in Canberra during April/May 2015 with all fares and accommodation provided.

For further details contact the local Defence Force Recruiting Centre on 131901 or visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/adfa or contact Mr Frusher at Scotch College.

Defence Forces 2016 Gap Year Programme

Applications have reopened for selected Gap Year jobs in the Army and Air Force.

Go to www.defencejobs.gov.au/gapyear to apply.

The Royal Military College

The Royal Military College (RMC) in Duntroon, ACT, is one of the world's truly outstanding military training institutions. Every course at RMC focuses on bringing out the best qualities and equips students with the confidence and skills to make decisions, think quickly on their feet and motivate others in any situation. At RMC, students learn all the skills and knowledge needed to turn from a regular civilian into a world-class officer in today's Army. Training will focus on bringing out their best, and the leadership courses offered are second to none. Training in everything from infantry tactics and strategy, to military technology and communication, will ensure graduates are ready to lead.

To find out more or start the application, please call 131901 or visit www.defencejobs.gov.au or see Mr Frusher for more information.

Engineering Student Night

High school students interested in a career in engineering, as well as parents are invited to this specially engineered event to provide information about engineering in a fun and interactive way. The night will consist of two simultaneous activities. One group will be directed to the main Scitech floor to participate in the many interesting activities and visit the activities in Rio Tinto Innovation Central. There will also be the opportunity to talk to representatives from WA universities, Challenger TAFE, Central Institute of Technology and Department of Defence. A second group will be invited to take a seat in the Planetarium and hear Scitech's star presenter Leon Smith's presentation 'Spaced-out Engineering,' including a live tour of the WA night sky, solar system and recordable known universe. Some of our young engineers joining us on the night will share their career stories including Dr Bay Yeo from Australia's Bridge, Stuart Peterson from Woodside (creator of WA's Pedal Prix, an engaging practical event for students and the community), Rashmin Gunarathe from the Department of Defence, Sebastian Bunney from Chevron and Georgina North from Wood Kenny Group. These two groups will switch places half way through the evening's activities. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.


Scitech, City West, Corner Sutherland Street & Railway Parade, West Perth


Tuesday 4 August 2015




6.30pm - 8.00pm


FREE Register Now

Academic Task Force

Weekend classes and after school classes ENROL AT ANY POINT DURING THE TERM

Venues: Churchlands SHS, Rossmoyne SHS, Perth Modern School.

See attachment for further details.

Aviation Careers

Polytechnic West's fifth annual AeroSpace Training Centre Career Expo will take place on Tuesday 11 August from 4.00pm to 8.00pm.

The night is an opportunity for prospective students, parents, schools and the general public to explore aviation career opportunities in the Aviation, Transport and Logistics industries, and view the facilities in the Polytechnic West hangar at Jandakot Airport, 14 Compass Road Jandakot Airport.

For further information call 9414 1590

Mr Peter Frusher

Careers Adviser