27 November 2017

Career Information

TISC Final Date to Change Preferences

Thursday 5 January 2017 is the final closing date for prospective university students to apply to TISC, and add/re-arrange preferences for the main round of offers. Click here to view important dates for TISC.

Year 11 and 12 Course Changes

With the Spring Term nearing conclusion, it is an opportune time for students and parents to start reviewing student progress to date. In some cases students have already made course changes and have settled into their new courses. During Spring Term teachers have had the opportunity to administer several tests and the results of these tests are an indication of possible success or otherwise in chosen courses. If a student is obviously not achieving in a course, it is highly recommended that he arranges to meet with Mr Frusher to discuss the reasons for this and to look at possible solutions eg change of course, change of level (mathematics), attend a study skills course during the holidays (see below). To ensure a smooth start to Summer Term, it is recommended that any changes be made as soon as possible with Mr Frusher who will be available until Friday 16 December. Mr Frusher can be contacted via Email: Peter.Frusher@scotch.wa.edu.au or Tel: (08) 9383 6830.

Notre Dame School Holiday Workshops for 2017 Year 11 & 12 Students

9 - 20 January 2017 @ Fremantle Campus.

Notre Dame University will be conducting Year 11 and 12 ATAR preparation workshops during the January school holidays.

All of the workshops will be presented by highly experienced subject specialists currently working in WA schools, as well as academics from The University of Notre Dame.

There will be separate Year 11 and 12 courses for Human Biology, Maths Methods and ATAR English and Chemistry, as well as Study Skills courses which will be presented by university academics.

Please click here to see copies of all of the flyers.

Due to the University shut down during the Christmas period, please ensure that enrolments are in by Monday, 19 December 2016.

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a fun 3 or 4 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students in 2016/17

Each programme is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work. The programme takes place in over thirty-five universities and tertiary institutions, within many different laboratories and lecture theatres. Participants perform experiments in the laboratories, meet and hear senior lecturers in the lecture theatres, attend site visits and walk around and experience what it is like to be on the campus of a university or tertiary institution. More than 65,000 students have taken this rare opportunity, up to date.

The programme also provides information about further studies in science, technology and engineering. It highlights the wide range of careers that allow students to pursue their interest and abilities in the sciences. One aspect of the programme often commented on by participants is the opportunity to meet and share ideas with students from different schools. Each programme includes a BBQ or other social activity. Any Year 9 and 10 student is welcome to attend any one of the programmes listed on the Where and When page.

Universities & Tertiary Institutions

Programme Dates

Best Apply Before

Curtin University, Perth focused on Year 9 students

8, 9, 12, 13 December 2016

1 December 2016

Edith Cowan University, Joondalup

17 - 20 January 2017

5 January 2017

Murdoch University, Perth

12 - 15 December 2016

7 November 2016

University of Western Australia, Perth

17 - 19 January 2017

4 January 2017

Applications can be made on-line at http://www.scienceexperience.com.au/conference

Academic Task Force January 2017

ATAR Head Start Programme for Years 11 and 12. Each ATAR course is 6 hours/subject over 2 days.

  • Gain an overview of the syllabus for your courses of study
  • Receive expert teaching from ATAR specialists
  • Preview important concept
  • Build confidence for the academic year ahead
  • Receive an excellent refresher for students who have commenced the year's work in Term 4, 2016
  • Learn effective study methods, time management, goal setting, reading strategies and stress management skills
  • Learn how to write great essays using a structure that you can adapt to any subject

Register at www.academictaskforce.com.au

Curtin University

Curtin University is offering a UniReady Enabling Programme in 2017. This course is designed for students who wish to enter Humanities or Business degrees at Curtin and did not get the required ATAR or did not do WACE examinations. The programme is one semester full time or two semesters part time and is also available online. Applications for Semester 1 are now open and can be accessed via the Curtin website.

Notre Dame University

Notre Dame University (NDU) is still accepting applications for Semester 1, 2017. Applications can be made directly to the university and do not incur an application or late fee. Please contact the Prospective Students Office on 9433 0533 to make an appointment for a campus tour, to receive course and application advice or to be sent an application pack. NDU is also offering two different enabling courses; the Tertiary Pathway Program (TEP) which is a semester programme offered as an alternative entry to undergraduate studies at Notre Dame for students who did not achieve the required ATAR and the Foundation Year (FY) programme which is designed specifically for students who have not met the required ATAR or who may have experienced educational disadvantage in the form of economic, cultural, social, health or emotional factors. For further information contact Notre Dame University.

Murdoch Uni FlexiTrack

Thinking about uni but didn't qualify for direct entry and can't make it onto campus? We've expanded our successful alternative pathways program to provide FlexiTrack - a free, online uni preparation course that you can complete in a 10 week intensive block, or at a pace that suits you for up to 12 months. Click here for more information.

Royal Aero Club & WA Aviation College

Enrolments are now open for flight training and theory training required for a range of flying licenses.

For further information click here.

What's Uni Like

A free online course that has been funded by the Commonwealth government. It helps people answer the following questions: is university for me? What should I expect at university? What academic skills will I need?

Click here for more information.

Which career in commerce suits you?

This quiz is for people who are planning to study commerce at university but aren't quite sure which area they want to specialise or work in. Click here to learn more.

Defence Force Recruiting Information

Find out more about Officer roles at the ADF information session Wednesday 30 November 6:30 pm at Defence Force Recruiting Perth - Level 7, 66 St George's Terrace, Perth.

To book your spot click here.

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser