27 November 2017

Career Information

Universities

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.

Tuesday 8 March, 6:30pm - 19 Mouat Street, Fremantle

For further information please email us on future@nd.edu.au or call 08 9433 0533.

Medicine Information Session

Sunday 20 March 2016

11.00am presentation, refreshments served beforehand, Tannock Hall of Education (ND4), The University of Notre Dame Australia, Corner of Croke and Cliff Streets, Fremantle.

Parents and students are invited to attend Notre Dame's Medicine Information Session. Information about the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Pre-Medicine Certificate (PMC) will be discussed including the application and selection process, course structure, and important dates and deadlines.

For further information please email us on future@nd.edu.au or call 08 9433 0533.

Melbourne University

The University of Melbourne would like to invite your students to attend our Interstate Information Day for interstate students and their families at our Parkville campus on Monday 11 April, 9:00am - 4:30pm.

The day will focus on aspects of the university that are of greater concern to interstate students such as the application process, scholarships, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. Participants will have an opportunity to ask current University of Melbourne students who have come from interstate about their experience and how they managed the transition. The program will also include a campus tour followed by a free lunch at one of the residential colleges and finally a college tour.

Your students may want to turn their University of Melbourne experience into a long weekend and take part in one of Melbourne's many sporting or cultural events or simply wander through the laneways taking in the café atmosphere.

Event Details:

Date: Monday 11 April 2016

Location: University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010

Register Now: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/fq2a

Medicine, Dentistry & Podiatric Medicine 2017

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 3 June 2016

UMAT date: Wednesday 27 July 2016

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.

ADFA Education Award

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Education Award is presented annually to Year 12 students in recognition of leadership potential, and academic and sporting achievements exhibited during Year 11. You need to submit an application prior to 28 February in the year you undertake Year 12. However, you are encouraged to apply in Year 11. Applications open for this year's Year 11 students on 1 May.

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/adfa/howToApply/educationAward.aspx

Australian Defence Force Academy

Applications for the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) 2017 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 2017.

June 2015 - March 2016: Submit an application for ADFA by calling 131901 or by visiting www.defencejobs.gov.au.

June 2015 - March 2016: Attend a YOU session in Perth to check eligibility.

January 2016 - May 2016: Attend an Assessment Session in Perth to receive a recommendation to attend an Officer Selection Board.

April 2016 - September 2016: 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 2016 - September 2016: 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 2017.

January 2017: 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 29 February, 2016.

Want to know more?

Attend an ADFA Information Session at Defence Force Recruiting, Level 7, 66 St Georges Terrace, Perth on Monday 29 February at 6.30pm.

Overseas Exchange 2017

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 2016, 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.

Projects Abroad 2016/17

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 and 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!

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

Lattitude Global Volunteering - 2017 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 2017. 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 17 June 2015. Further information is also available from Mr Frusher at Scotch College.

Rotary Youth Exchange 2017

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 and Taiwan.

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 2016.

Host Family Required

Scotch will be hosting a student from France for 4-6 weeks in June this year. The student will be 16 years old and would prefer to be hosted with a Year 11 or 10 Scotch student. This is an ideal opportunity for a Scotch student who is studying French to speak more of the language and to learn more about the French culture.

Please contact Audrey Brown on 0407 242 264 or email riviere.minerals@bigpond.com

Mr Peter Frusher

Careers Adviser