16 October 2017

Careers Information

Scotch College Combined Schools Careers Expo

This annual event will be happening again on Wednesday 15 June from 5.00pm - 7.00pm in the Dickinson Centre at Scotch College. Year 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to attend with their parents to gain valuable information regarding university courses, apprenticeships, TAFE courses, Defence Forces and many other further study and career opportunities. Year 10s in particular can still make changes to their subject selection for next year if they discover a particular university course that has specific prerequisites. More than 50 exhibitors will be attending so come along and get informed.

University Information

University of Western Australia: Guided Tours of the Crawley Campus

Monday 6 June, 10.00am at UWA, Mt Crawley

The Prospective Students Office invites future students and their families to join them on a guided tour of UWA's Crawley campus. The tour runs for an hour and provide the opportunity to collect course information books and other brochures.

http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/about/events/year-12-students/campus_tours

University of Western Australia

Learn how to make the most of your WACE results and achieve your study and career goals.

For Year 12 students and their parents, applying for university can be a daunting process. UWA information sessions will provide advice on UWA courses, admission requirements and key dates for 2016. The Future Students team will be available to answer any questions you may have following the presentation.

Tuesday 7 June, 6.00pm Social Sciences Lecture Theatre

Curtin University Parent Information Sessions

Parents of Year 12s: Tuesday 7 June 2016

Parents of Year 10s: Wednesday 8 June 2016

Expo and refreshments on arrival at 5.00pm

Formal presentations from 5.45 pm to 7.00 pm

Building 210 Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre

Curtin University, Bentley Campus

Parking and Campus map

Study in the UK 2017

Searching for 2017 courses

Your son or daughter may want to start their application journey by looking at available courses in our search tool. There are over 37,000 courses for them to choose from, so taking their time to find the right course is of paramount importance. For help on narrowing down their choices, encourage them to look at the advice on how to find a course.

Do as much research as possible

Reading about a course online can only give your son or daughter so much information. Try to attend open days with them to really get a feel for what the university is like and what facilities are available. Take a look at our open days search tool to find out if the university your son or daughter is interested in has an open day coming up that they can attend.

Apply for 2017 courses

Our online application service, Apply 2017, will open on 24 May, allowing your son or daughter to start their university or college application. Here's what they will need to do.

  1. Register - it is free and only takes about 15 minutes. Once registered, there are seven sections to complete, but these don't have to be done all at once.
  2. If applying through their school, your son or daughter will have been given a buzzword that they will need to enter before they begin their application, to link them to their school.
    They can start their application but they can't submit it to us until September. Before they start, advise them to watch our short video about filling in your application and read our step-by-step guide.
  3. In the personal details section, there's a 'nominated access' question, where your son or daughter can provide details of anyone they want to be able to contact us on their behalf. If they choose to nominate you, you will need to have their Personal ID to hand, and be able to answer any basic security questions when you call.
  4. It is important your son or daughter remembers their Personal ID and password as well as the answers to their security questions to sign back in throughout the year - especially on exam results day!

Use this checklist with your son or daughter to make sure they provide the right information and complete all the steps on their application. They will then be able to submit their application from 6 September.

Study in the USA

PSAT Testing

The PSAT/NMSQT (or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a preliminary version of the SAT. Not only does the PSAT help prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, a great score on the PSAT can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other awards. With $180 million dollars in scholarships awarded to students that achieve high scores on the PSAT, how students perform on this exam can help them earn scholarship dollars that change the direction of their college planning. The PSAT is much more than a practice test, it is seen as an essential preparation tools for students who are considering future study in the USA.

The PSAT is fully aligned with the new SAT debuting in March 2016. The new PSAT, launched in October 2015, is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and tests skills in Reading, Writing, and Maths.

Scotch College is now a registered test centre and will be offering students the opportunity to sit this test on Saturday 15 October 2016. The cost is $30 per student which includes preparation material, personalised feedback on test results and a suggested custom SAT study plan.

If students and/or parents are interested in finding out more about this test please contact Mr Frusher at Scotch College.

To purchase tickets please visit the Scotch College websitewww.scotch.wa.edu.auand click on the 'Book a Scotch Event' icon. Registrations will close on 24 June 2016.

Chartered Accountants: Cadetships

The Chartered Accountants Employment Guide 2016 contains information on firms offering cadetships to Year 12 leavers. If students are interested, they should apply for cadetships as soon as possible.

Download the guide: http://charteredaccountantsanz.com/guide

Police Entry Information Session

Thursday 23 June, 4:30pm at WA Police Academy, Joondalup

The 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-23-jun-2016/

Career Tips

Tips for note-taking

http://this.deakin.edu.au/study/students-take-note-and-ace-your-exams

Jobbydoo

Jobbydoo is an online jobs board advertising job vacancies from all over Australia.

https://www.jobbydoo-au.com/

Mr Peter Frusher

Careers Adviser