16 October 2017

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 2017 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 2016 (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 July/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

Notre Dame School Holiday Programmes

Notre Dame ATAR Express Workshops

This July school holidays, The University of Notre Dame invites Year 11 and 12 students to attend revision workshops in ATAR English, Human Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics Methods, as well as Study and Writing Skills.

For more information and to register, contact 9433 0950 or visit http://www.nd.edu.au/academic_support/outreach

A Day in the Life of a Uni Student

All Year 10-12 High School students are invited to join us to experience a day in the life of a Notre Dame University student on Friday 15 July. For more information on the FREE event and to register, contact 9433 0530 or visit www.notredame.edu.au.

Engineering Information Evening

Tue 28 June, 6.30pm - 7.30pm, UWA, 25 Stirling Highway

Meet UWA Faculty of Engineering staff, Computing and Mathematics staff, and current engineering students who will answer all your questions about studying engineering at UWA. https://www.facebook.com/events/261696457516167/

UWA Residential

University Hall (UniHall) is inviting parents and students to an exclusive (free) Open Day Breakfast at 9.00am on Sunday 14 August.

On the day students will meet ambassadors who will take them on a tour and share their stories about living at the Hall. Students will also have a chance to win some prizes in our 'Hang Out Zone' where they can take selfies, chill on a bean bag and meet more of our residential community.

Students must register their attendance online at unihall.uwa.edu.au/event/unihallbreakfast2016.

University Open Days

Edith Cowan University (Joondalup campus) Sunday 17 July, 10.00am -3.00pm

Murdoch University Sunday 24 July, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Curtin University Sunday 31 July 10.00am - 4.00pm

Edith Cowan University (Mount Lawley campus including WAAPA) Sunday 14 August

Notre Dame University Sunday 14 August 10.00am - 4.00pm

University of Western Australia Sunday 21 August

Scholarships

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.

University of Sydney

St Andrew's Scholars programme is a merit-based scholarship and is awarded to five new students each year. This scholarship is for the 'best and brightest' senior students in the country, who wish to study at a University in the Sydney metropolitan area.

The Scholars will be exceptional young men and women who thrive academically, are engaged in life and have the potential to make a significant positive contribution to College and, in the future, the wider community.

Applications are now open for the 2017 St Andrew's Scholars intake and will close on 22 July 2016.

More information is available here: standrewscollege.edu.au/st-andrews-scholars/

University of Melbourne Open Day

Sunday 16 August 2015, 10.00am - 4.00pm

(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: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/open-day-interstate-lunch

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 2017 with all fares and accommodation provided.

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

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.

Defence Work Experience Programme

Aviation

Fri 2 September, Thu 8, Thu 15, and Thu 22 September, RAAF Base Pearce, Bullsbrook

Number 2 Flying Training School is the main flying training school for the Royal Australian Air Force. This placement is suitable for participants who have a strong interest in becoming pilots or pursuing an aviation career within a Defence environment.

Applications close: Fri 26 August

Marine Technician

Mon 19 September - Fri 23 September, HMAS Stirling, Garden Island

The Fleet Support Unit provides high levels of maintenance support including metal fabrication, corrosion control and electronic repair. Participants will be involved in the maintenance and repair of ships and submarines.

Applications close: Fri 9 September

https://goo.gl/gO5kkU

Career Tips

Australian Mining: This is our story

This website has stories of a variety of people who work in the mining industry. It also provides information about working in the mining industry and how you could enter a career in the industry. http://www.thisisourstory.com.au/

How to join the army

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/army/how-to-join-the-army/

News.com.au: STEM Graduates most likely to get jobs, earn more money http://goo.gl/P1EyXd

Mr Peter Frusher

Careers Adviser