16 October 2017

Careers Information

University Information

Year 12 Parents and Students

TISC Applications

All Year 12 students who are applying for university entrance in 2016 have been given the 2016 TISC Guide. This book contains important information about applying to university, enrolments and deferrals, applying to interstate universities and course codes and descriptions and much more for all courses at West Australian universities (except Notre Dame). Mr Frusher has 'walked' students through this book but if there are any queries then please contact him on 9383 6830 or by email pfrusher@scotch.wa.edu.au.

Please ensure that this book is kept in a safe place until your student is enrolled at a university for 2016. Note that all applications for university entry in 2016 (except Notre Dame) must be made on-line by accessing the TISC website at www.tisc.edu.au and that applications are now open until Wednesday September 30 2015, after such time a late fee of $138 will apply.

2015 WACE Examination Timetables

These timetables are available on the School Curriculum & Standards Authority website. http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au.

All Year 12 students will be issued with personal timetables later this term.

UWAY 2016

UWAY is an equity initiative for WACE students whose academic achievements have been adversely affected by certain disadvantages. Students can apply for special entry to an undergraduate degree course at UWA. Please see Mr Frusher for more details.

Notre DameUniversity applications are also now open but will require a written application. All Year 12 students have be given the 2016 Admissions Guide for Notre Dame.

Mr Frusher is available for discussion with students and parents about options for 2016. All Year 12 students will also be given an appointment time with Mr Frusher to discuss tertiary options prior to making their application.

At this stage 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).

Interstate University Applications

Applications to public interstate universities is done through the respective admission centres in each State as detailed below.

Victorian University Applications (VTAC)

The VTAC Guide 2015 is now available for download on the VTAC website - http://www.vtac.edu.au. The VTAC Guide will be on sale in newsagencies from Friday, 25 July.

Applications for 2016 are now open.

New South Wales University Applications (UAC)

South Australian University Applications (SATAC)

Queensland Universities (QTAC)

Tasmania University (including Australian Maritime College) (UTAS)

Please note that applications to Bond University are made direct to the university.

Overseas Applications

Applications to overseas universities are completed in a variety of ways with applications for the commencement of university in July/August 2016 needing to be completed by January 2016. For further information please see Mr Frusher at Scotch College.

University of Melbourne Scholarships

A range of scholarships is available to students who are considering applying for further study at Melbourne University in 2016. Please see Mr Frusher for further information or go on-line to: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/scholarships/ugrad/.

Notre Dame University

Parent Information Evening - for parents of Year 10, 11 and 12 students. Wednesday 9 September 6.00pm.

Admission Information Evening - including alternative entry. Tuesday 15 September, 5.30pm expo and 6.00pm presentation

UK University Entrance Tests

Any Year 12 student who is considering university study in the UK in 2016 may need to sit an admission test. Students will need to check with the university to determine if an admission test is required. If a test is required students will need to contact Mr Frusher who will register you for the test. Please note: You cannot register yourself for the admissions test - you must be registered by your school or college, or nearest test centre.

Registrations to accept standard BMAT (Medicine) entries will be open between 1 September and 1 October 2015. A late entry penalty will then be charged for any BMAT entries made between 2 and 15 October 2015, after which no entries will be accepted.

Registrations to accept entries for the CAT, ELAT, HAT, MAT, MLAT, OLAT, PAT, Philosophy Test and TSA Oxford tests will be open between 1 September and 15 October 2015.

You can find further information about specific tests, test dates and costs on this website http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/. Please see Mr Frusher at Scotch if you require registration.

Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management degree at Muresk.

Early Entry Open for the Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management degree at Muresk.

This is an early entry option for students to enrol into the degree programme with offers made December 2015. Applications are open now until close of business 30 October 2015. All documentation needs to be completed and submitted prior to this date.

It is open to ATAR and non-ATAR students seen as academically talented.

Please see Mr Frusher for further details and application forms.

Murdoch University

For student interested in Engineering and IT…

If you are passionate about developing gaming, mobile and computer software, creating a sustainable future and engineering new technologies, the Engineering and Information Technology Evening is an ideal event to discover your options.

Wednesday 2 September at 6:00pm to talk about your career options and the opportunity to study and work internationally in a wide range of engineering specialisations, as well as in online security, software design and production, energy and the environment, and urban and regional planning.

To register, simply visit http://www.experience.murdoch.edu.au/event/engineeringit/.

For students interested in Sciences…

If you're passionate about all things science - from working with animals to protecting and managing the environment, the Science Careers and Industry Evening is an ideal event to discover the range of courses on offer at Murdoch University including new majors in Laboratory Medicine and Crop & Pasture Science.

Wednesday 16 September at 6:00pm to explore a broad range of majors which give you the opportunity to study and work internationally in areas of Agriculture, Medical Science and Health Industry, Environmental and Conservation Sciences and Veterinary Sciences.

To register, simply visit http://www.experience.murdoch.edu.au/event/sciencecareers/.

Scholarships in the Sciences…

Applications are now open for a range of new scholarships in recognition of academic excellence, for students commencing undergraduate studies in 2016.

The Murdoch Academic Excellence Award will be awarded to students based on academic merit, to the value of $3,000 each. Students with a predicted ATAR of 90+ (or 94+ for Law) are eligible to apply. Applications are due on Friday 30 September.

Also on offer are additional scholarships for students interested in Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Laboratory Medicine, Crop & Pasture Science and Veterinary Science, each valued at $3,000.

More information about eligibility, application and other scholarships on offer, students are encouraged to visit the Scholarships website at http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Student-life/Finances/.

Endeavour College of Natural Health

Natural Health Open Day - Saturday 17 October, 10.00am

Endeavour College of Natural Health will be holding their Natural Health Open Day on Saturday 17 October from 10 am. The day is filled with opportunities to listen to and chat with our expert academic staff and admissions team about our higher education courses and flexible study options. Find out more at naturalhealthopenday.com.au.

Hospital Experience for Students interested in Healthcare Careers

If you are a student who is interested in a career in healthcare, you'll no doubt be aware that hospital work experience is amongst the most desirable thing you can have as part of your applications.

Premed Projects offer hospital work experience for students aged 16+ in UK, India and Thailand hospitals to give you the best possible head start on the competition. Students get to spend 2-weeks shadowing healthcare professionals in a real life hospital in either the UK, India or Thailand. Living during your project in the Premed Project house with a fully supportive staff team, students also have the benefit of Premed Project lectures from doctors and a social environment to learn about their future healthcare career with other likeminded students from all over the world. Teachers from the UK, USA and Australia are part of your staff team to ensure you make the most of this opportunity.

We have just released our Projects for 2016 and with limited spaces on each, you can find out more and book your place by visiting www.premedprojects.co.uk.

Central Institute of Technology

Central Institute of Technology is conducting an open afternoon at their Perth Campus, 30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge from 3.00pm - 6.30pm. Students and parents are invited to attend to discover what Central can offer in 2016. In 2015 Central offered an alternative entry pathway to university via their Diploma of Business which provides the equivalent of first year university studies at Curtin University. There are many great courses at Central for both ATAR and non-ATAR students. Register your interest at www.central.wa.edu.au.

Central Institute will also be conducting an Information Day for careers in Biology and Earth & Environmental Science. This will be held on 18 September 2015 at the Greenskills Building, 140 Royal Street, East Perth.

Apprenticeships

August/September is the month that many companies advertise their apprenticeship opportunities for the following year. Students who are seeking apprenticeships in 2016 are advised to scrutinise the Saturday The West Australian each week, search the Apprenticeship WA website, network with employers and to also seek advice from Mr Frusher.

Projects Abroad High School Volunteer Programmes

Projects Abroad offer a range of two-week programmes specifically designed for high school students in Year 10, 11 and 12 - typically aged 16-17. The projects combine volunteer work with cultural immersion and are fully supervised by full-time Projects Abroad staff. Programmes are available in Cambodia Fiji, Nepal, Philippines and Sri Lanka. Programmes run from 6-19 December 2015 and 3-16 January 2016. See www.projects-abroad.com.au for more details.

Mr Peter Frusher

Careers Adviser