10 September 2018


Year 12 Parents and Students

The applications for further study at universities across Australia are now open. 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. If students complete their TISC application prior to meeting with Mr Frusher, they will still able to make changes if necessary.

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 the month of August.

For information on interstate and overseas universities check the relevant websites or contact Mr Frusher who will be able to assist.

TAFE applications will open in September.

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

University Scholarships

UWA offers more than 400 scholarships every year to undergraduate students from all walks of life. In 2017, there will be in excess of $4 million in scholarships available to undergraduate students to assist them to realize their potential. Eligibility varies, however UWA's wide range of academic and equity-based scholarships provide commencing students with many opportunities to apply. 2017 Scholarships brochures (available from Mr Frusher at Scotch) highlight a number of available scholarships. Interested students can also refer to the on-line portal at www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au which includes a full list of undergraduate scholarships with details about eligibility criteria, closing dates and how to apply. Many other scholarships are offered from individual faculties, schools, residential colleges and UWA Sports. For further information on any UWA undergraduate scholarships, contact the UWA Scholarships Office.

Curtin University offers a wide variety of scholarships which are now open for students to apply. Mr Frusher has information regarding all scholarships viable at Curtin or these can be accessed at www.scholarships.curtin.edu.au.

Murdoch University

Murdoch University offers the following scholarships:

The Murdoch Academic Excellence Awards are

  • awarded based on academic merit, to students currently enrolled in Year 12 who have a predicted ATAR of 90+ or 94+ for Law
  • one hundred (100) awards of $3,000 each.

Please note: Veterinary Science is excluded from this programme.

The School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) Chemical and Metallurgical/

Environmental Engineering Scholarships are available to students studying:

a) Bachelor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering (Honours); or

b) Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours).

The Scholarships are:

  • awarded based on academic merit, to students currently enrolled in Year 12 who have a
  • predicted ATAR of 80+, who specify one of the above courses as their first preference
  • fourteen (14) awards of $3,000 each.

Applications for the Murdoch Academic Excellence Awards and SEIT Scholarships for 2017 admission are now open. Application forms for these scholarships are available for download at: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/scholarships.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of:

  • their predicted ATAR results
  • endorsement from your school.

Applications close on Friday 30 September 2016 and applicants will be informed of the outcome in mid‐October 2016.

Edith Cowan University also offer a range of scholarships that can be accessed via the respective scholarship websites.

Scholarships Websites







Over 3000 scholarships in Australia can be found by searching: http://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/scholarship/search

Victorian University Applications (VTAC)

Applications for courses are now open, online at www.vtac.edu.au. The VTAC Guide 2017 is now available for download on the VTAC website and is also on sale in newsagencies from July, 2016. Alternatively students may access this Guide in Mr Frusher's office.

NSW University Applications (UAC)

Applications for courses are now open, online at www.uac.edu.au. The UAC Guide 2017 is now available for download on the UAC website and is also on sale in newsagencies from July, 2016. Alternatively students may access this Guide in Mr Frusher's office.

Australian College of Sport

The Australian College of Sport offers high performance programs for aspiring professional athletes. Their programs consist of basketball in Melbourne or Sydney, football (soccer) in Adelaide, and golf in Melbourne. A swimming program will commence in 2017. https://collegeofsport.edu.au/

Skills West Expo 2016

The final Careers Expo for 2016 will be held from 12-14 August at the Perth Convention Centre. Studnets and parents will have the opportunity to explore and aquire information from over 100 exhibitors in areas of:

  • Tertiary and VET Education & Training
  • Graduate, Apprenticeship & Traineeship Opportunities
  • Top Growth Industry Leaders
  • Pathways to university

University OPEN DAYS

Sunday 14 August:

University of Western Australia

ECU Mount Lawley & WAAPA Open Day

Sunday 21 August:

Notre Dame's Open Day Festival

Message from the Australian Taxation Office for Students

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  • Create a myGov account at my.gov.au
  • Phone the ATO on 13 28 61 and press 5 at the prompt to get your unique linking code.
  • In the myGov Services page, link to the ATO with the unique linking code.
  • Lodge your return through myTax by 31 October.

Mr Frusher

Careers Adviser