16 October 2017

Careers Information

Schools Curriculum & Standards Authority Notices

Non School-Candidates 2016

Non-school candidates are typically Year 12 students who wish to sit a language examination through interstate language examination where the course is not offered at Scotch College (eg Italian, German, Indonesian Background Speaker …) or a Year 12 student who is undertaking the French background language examination where the course is not offered at Scotch College.

Applications forms for Non-School Candidates are available from Mr Frusher at Scotch. Applications close on Wednesday 6 April, 2016.

2016 WACE Year 12 Examinations

In certain circumstances, the School Curriculum and Standards Authority offers special examination arrangements to candidates in their final WACE examinations. Students who feel they may qualify in 2016 and have not begun the process of applying to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) should contact Ms Fitzgibbon, PA to Residence, CAFitzgibbon@scotch.wa.edu.au.

Applications to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority close on 17 May 2016, and eligible students will be provided with further information from the Academic Support Team over the next few weeks.

Students who sustain an injury or illness that will or could impact upon their written or practical WACE examinations should also contact Ms Fugill as soon as the injury or illness becomes apparent. There are also provisions for students who become ill during their WACE examinations and all students should familiarize themselves with the process of applying for sickness/misadventure provisions before they begin their WACE examinations.

Further details regarding accommodations and illness provisions can be found at http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/Senior_Secondary/WACE_Examinations/Special_Provisions

Scholarships

UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships for 2017

Important changes have been made to the application and awarding process for the UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships for 2017.

In response to feedback from schools, students and parents in 2015, please be advised that the UWA Fogarty Foundation has made important changes to the application and awarding process for the UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships for 2017, as follows:

Applications open 14 March and close on 27 May, 2016. Applicants are required to:

  • demonstrate up to four extra-curricular activities or achievements in two or more of the categories of Leadership, Community involvement, Sport and/or the Arts, and submit documentary evidence to support their claims.
  • rate their own achievements using the matrix in the Advice to Applicants document provided on the University's Scholarships website as a guide.
  • submit a signed School Principal's Endorsement Form (also available via the University's Scholarships website) verifying their predicted ATAR.

A shortlist of 20 applicants will be selected for interview on July 11 or July 12. The interviews will determine which ten students are offered a UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarship; the remaining ten applicants will be offered a prestigious UWA Winthrop Scholarship.

Due to the earlier application period, Year 11 results must be used to calculate the predicted ATAR. All scholarships will therefore be awarded conditionally, based upon students achieving the ATAR as advised in their letter of offer.

Important notes:

  • Students will be required to meet a minimum predicted ATAR of 99.
  • All regional students shortlisted for a UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarship will be eligible to be offered a 50% reduced fee accommodation scholarship at St Catherine's College, providing they have not already entered into an agreement with another college.
  • All Year 12 students who nominate a UWA course as their first preference in the main round of TISC offers and achieve a minimum ATAR of 99.90, will automatically be awarded a UWA Winthrop Scholarship.

Mr Frusher will be meeting with prospective applicants next week to distribute further information.

University of Western Australia: Parent Information Evenings

Senior school students and their parents are invited to this information evening where UWA staff will provide details and advice on UWA courses and more. The Future Students Team will also be on hand to answer questions.

Year 12: Monday 21 March, 6.30pm at Westfarmers Lecture Theatre, UWA Business School http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/about/events/year-12-students/yr12-info.

Year 10/11: Tuesday 22 March, 6.00pm at Westfarmers Lecture Theatre, UWA Business School http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/about/events/year-10-students/yr10-info.

Tuckwell Scholarship

The Tuckwell Scholarship programme offers undergraduate scholarships designed to help recipients make an impact on their community and the world through unique educational opportunities and personal experiences. Stage 1 applications are now open and close at 3.00pm (AEDT) on 30 March 2016.http://tuckwell.anu.edu.au/applying/

Police Entry Information Session

Thursday 28 April, 4:30pm at WA Police Academy, Joondalup

Session includes a presentation from police recruiting about entry pathways followed by an opportunity to speak informally with presenters. Registration is essential.

Tel: (08) 9301 9607 or Email: Police.recruiting@police.wa.gov.au.

https://www.stepforward.wa.gov.au/information-sessions/recruit-information-session-28-apr-3/

Gap Year Opportunities 2017

Canada 2016/17 Ski Instructor Internships - EA Ski and Snowboard Training

EA Ski and Snowboard Training provides ski instructor courses and snowboard instructor courses at the World's top Resorts. They are currently offering a special offer for interested Australians for internships in Canada.

Find out more by visiting the website: http://www.easkiandsnowboard.com/australian-special-offer/

Gap Medics

Students wanting to enter the healthcare field should consider taking a gap year with Gap Medics. They offer work experience programs in hospitals in destinations such as Tanzania, Thailand, Poland and Croatia.

http://www.gapmedics.com.au/

Defence Force Gap Year 2017

Details of all the Gap Year roles are available at defencejobs.gov.au/gapyear

Employment commences early 2017

Applicants must have completed Year 12 and be aged between 18 and 24 as of 1 April 2017 (Navy), 31 May 2017 (Army), or 7 April 2017 (Air Force).

Career Exploration

Graduate Careers Australia - Career Profiles

For Secondary School Students, Careers Advisors, Parents, Teachers and University Graduates - the website offers an insight into a range of careers in a multitude of different industries.

http://www.graduatecareers.com.au/CareerPlanningandResources/careerprofiles/index.htm

Hobsons Course Finder: Year 12 Survival Tips

http://www.hobsonscoursefinder.com.au/Latest-news/Getting-into-university/Year-12-survival-tips

Revision Courses

April ATAR Revision with Academic Task Force - 10 hour or 6 hour subject revision at Rossmoyne SHS, Churchlands SHS and Perth Modern School. Enrol now online at www.academictaskforce.com.au or call 9314 9500 or email learn@academictaskforce.com.au.

April ATAR Revision Courses with Academic Associates - 10 hour courses available at the University of Western Australia and the University of Notre Dame. Enrol online at www.academicassociates.com.au or call 9314 9500 or email info@academicassociates.com.au

Mr Peter Frusher

Careers Adviser