26 June 2017

Career Information

University of Western Australia Scholarships

Applications for UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships for the 2018 cohort are now open and close on Sunday 30 April. These prestigious scholarships provide students with $10,000 per year to assist in tuition, accommodation and general living expenses while completing their undergraduate studies at UWA. Students will also participate in a tailored leadership programme throughout their time at university. To be eligible students require a minimum predicted ATAR of 99.

School principals will be asked to provide UWA with the predicted ATARs for each student lodging an application.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview on Friday 14 or Monday 17 July.

Further information about applying can be found in our flyer and we kindly ask that you share this with your Year 12 students and encourage them to apply.

Edith Cowan University Information Evenings

Future Student Information Evening: Tuesday 21 February at 6.00pm ECU Mount Lawley Campus

Register online here: http://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/course-entry/events

Murdoch University: Science Careers Evening

Wednesday 8 March from 6.00pm - 7.45pm at Murdoch University- South Street Campus, Kim Beazley Lecture Theatre.

Meet Murdoch University Academics and learn about undergraduate course opportunities and careers in science, from working with animals to protecting and managing the environment. Hear firsthand what to expect whilst studying your degree; learn about combining majors and degrees to maximise your employment opportunities and hear from industry professionals about trends in the sector.

For more information please email: engage@murdoch.edu.au

To register: http://www.experience.murdoch.edu.au/event/science-careers-evening-2/

Medicine, Dentistry & Podiatric Medicine 2017

Medicine is offered at UWA and Notre Dame as a graduate-entry study option only and dentistry and podiatric medicine is offered as a graduate-entry study at UWA. This means that there is no longer a requirement for students to sit the UMAT (Undergraduate Medical Admission Test) as following the completion of an undergraduate degree, students who are intending to complete postgraduate studies in either medicine, podiatric medicine or dentistry will be required to sit the GAMSAT (Graduate Medical School Admission Test).

However, UWA offers limited assured entry places to highly qualified school-leaving (Year 12) students when they commence at UWA. To secure one of these places, a student must sit the UMAT, attend the structured interview, achieve a 99+ ATAR and complete an undergraduate degree with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.5 (approx. 65%).

Students who are intending to study medicine or dentistry at an interstate university (except University of Melbourne) are still required to sit the UMAT to gain entry into undergraduate medicine or dentistry.

UMAT applications closing date: Friday 2 June 2017

UMAT date: Wednesday 26 July 2017

For more information please see umat@acer.edu.au or contact Mr Frusher at Scotch.

Mr Frusher will be meeting with all interested Year 12 students following the mid-term break.

2017 ANU Tuckwell Scholarship Roadshow

Students and their parents are invited to the 2017 ANU Tuckwell Scholarship Roadshow in Perth to hear about Australia's most transformational undergraduate scholarship - the Tuckwell Scholarship. James Naylor-Pratt 2016 Leaver was one of the proud recipients of this scholarship last year.

Come along to this event to learn about:

  • Eligibility requirements for the Tuckwell Scholarship
  • How to apply (Applications for the Tuckwell Scholarship will open on 6 March 2017)
  • The benefits and opportunities
  • Life as a Tuckwell Scholar
  • Learn about what makes ANU a truly unique place to live and study
  • Other scholarship opportunities at ANU to offset the cost of university.
  • Tuesday 7 March, 5.30-7.30pm
    Novotel, 221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
  • Register here

ADFA Education Award: Applications Close 28 February

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Education Award is presented annually to Year 12 students in recognition of leadership potential, and academic and sporting achievements exhibited during Year 11. You need to submit an application prior to 28 February in the year you undertake Year 12, however, you are encouraged to apply in Year 11. Applications open for this year's Year 11 students on 1st May and close for Year 12 on 28 February 2017.

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/adfa/how-to-apply/

ADFA Evening (Defence University)

ADFA provide the opportunity for school leavers to apply for entry into the Australian Defence Force Academy based in Canberra. To find out more about this opportunity attend the seminar at:

Defence Force Recruiting Perth: Level 7, 66 St George's Terrace, Perth on Tuesday 21 February from 6.30-8.00pm

To book your seat, please email CPTWA@dfr.com.au

Overseas Exchange 2018

Year 12 students who are considering a GAP Year overseas are encouraged to start thinking about their proposed destinations and to arrange a time to meet with Mr Frusher to discuss the various options available.

Some of the options already advertised are as follows:

Letz Live/Tutors Worldwide handle the recruitment of gap tutors for a good number of schools in the UK, New Zealand and Thailand. In 2016, they offered 130 gap tutor placements in UK schools to Australian applicants from the age of 17 upwards. Full information regarding the programme offered by Letz Live/Tutors Worldwide can be found at the organisation's website www.letzlive.org or www.tutorsworldwide.org

Projects Abroad 2017/18

The High School Projects are a jam-packed two week group trip with students from all over Australia, New Zealand and around the globe. Students in Year 10 and 11 - typically aged 16 and 17 - can choose to join the groups individually or with friends.

The volunteer trips will run this summer from December 6 to the 19 and January 3 to the 16 in Cambodia, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Philippines.

The projects are a rich mixture of volunteer work and cultural activities, so you can really get to know the country you're in! The projects allow you to:

• Support disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Cambodia

• Become part of a traditional village community in Fiji

• Learn to dive and support marine conservation work in Cambodia

• Shadow doctors in medical work experience in Nepal

• Help to reconstruct community buildings and housing devastated by a typhoon in the Philippines

These projects are well supervised, worthwhile and very practical ways to make your summer holidays unforgettable and to travel with a purpose to a developing community a world away!

For more information go to: www.projects-abroad.com.au or email: info@projects-abroad.com.au

Lattitude Global Volunteering - 2018 applications now open!

Applications are now open for students interested in embarking on a volunteering placement in a new culture and community during their gap year in 2018. Lattitude is the original gap year organisation, having supported young Australians on worthwhile and challenging placements for over 40 years.

Placements are available within our region in Asia/Pacific, or further afield in Europe, the Americas and Africa. Exciting additions to the program next year include Japan as a country option, and Medical Assistant placements which will be ideal for those considering a career in a health profession. To help with costs, they have a number of scholarships available to assist with placement fees or flights to certain countries.

The Lattitude website explains all the details and includes an Application Form for students to download. Application deadline for all placement options this year is Friday 16 June 2017. Further information is also available from Mr Frusher at Scotch College.

Rotary Youth Exchange 2018

Applications are now being accepted for Rotary Youth Exchange for 12 months commencing January 2018. School students who are currently 14-16 years of age are invited to apply.

Details of the Exchange Programme are contained in the initial application form downloadable from the website.

The anticipated countries of exchange for 2017 may vary, but typically include: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and Taiwan.

Application forms are available from your local Rotary Club or may be downloaded from Rotary Youth Exchange website: www.youthexchange.asn.au. Applications close late March 2017.

Southern Cross Cultural Exchange

SCCE offer numerous short and long term exchange programmes across many countries. For more information go to www.scce.com.au

Year 9-12 students interested in Technology

The ACS Foundation is delighted to invite students to BiG Day In IT Careers Conference to be held in Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre on Wednesday5 April 2017 from 9.00am - 2.30pm.

Join us to hear leading speakers from companies such as Westpac, Ajilon, WiseTech Global, Bankwest, Avanade plus loads more to come, talking about the future of technology and how students can get involved in shaping the future. Hear from cool industry speakers & visit exhibitor stands to learn about where a career in IT can take you - don't miss out, book your seats early!!

Tickets: $10 per student

Click HERE to book your tickets (morning tea provided for all attendees).

Career Search

The following websites may be useful when students are for information about careers and university courses that can lead to these careers.

AusAppPathways Mobile App

AusAppPathways is a free app that will help students and jobseekers explore the many careers available through an apprenticeship or traineeship pathway.

http://www.ausapp.com.au

Skills One

Skills one is a video platform with over 1500 short video stories about getting a trade or skill. http://www.skillsone.com.au

Hospitality School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Hospitality Group Training WA has a number of school based traineeships in hospitality advertised on their website. If a career in hospitality interests you, check them out on the jobs board: http://www.hgtwa.com.au/job-seeker/jobs-board.aspx

EngQuest

This STEM outreach program for students is run by Engineers Australia and provides opportunities for young people to participate in fun, educational engineering activities, and contains information about what an engineering career involves. You can register for free access to the EngQuest curriculum resource material here: http://www.engquest.org.au

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser