26 June 2017

Careers Information

University Information

Parent Information Evening

Parents, guardians and students in Year 10, 11 and 12 are invited to attend Notre Dame's Parent Information Evening to discuss subject selection, course information, the transition from high school to university, and how to apply to Notre Dame.

Wednesday 8 March, 6.00pm Refreshments, 6.30pm Presentation

Malloy Courtyard (ND2), 23 Mouat Street, Fremantle

Medicine Information Evening

Students interested in studying Medicine at Notre Dame are invited to attend a Medicine Information Session. Learn about the Doctor of Medicine, Pre-Medicine Certificate, the application process, and hear from current Medicine students about their experience.

Sunday 26 March, 10.45am start for an 11.00am presentation

Drill Hall (ND25), corner of Croke and Mouat Street, Fremantle

To register, visit www.nd.edu.au or contact the Prospective Students Office on 9433 0533

UWA Campus Tour

Monday, 6 March (Labour Day) 9.00am - 11.00am

This event will include a tour of the campus with a current UWA student, followed with morning tea where the Future Students Team will be on hand to answer any questions about studying at UWA.

Year 10 and 11 Course Information Evening

Wednesday, 22 March 5.30pm - 7.00pm

The Year 10 and 11 Course Information Evening will have an informative presentation for parents and students, specifically on UWA courses and admission requirements, advice on subject selection, fee information and the UWA student experience. All UWA faculties will be present so that families will also have the opportunity to speak directly to specific course advisers. Light refreshments are provided.

Year 12 Course Information Evening

Wednesday, 22 March 7.00pm - 8.30pm

The Year 12 Course Information Evening will have an informative presentation for parents and students, specifically on UWA courses and admission requirements, Direct Pathways into postgraduate degrees, our new Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree, fee information and the UWA student experience. All UWA faculties will be present so that families will also have the opportunity to speak directly to specific course advisers. Light refreshments are provided.

Bookings are essential, students can register here: www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/events.

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.

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

UK Universities and Colleges

UCAS is the organisation that processes all full-time applications to UK universities and colleges. It is there to support you - as well as your son or daughter - through every step of the application process. UCAS sends all applicants a monthly newsletter, full of useful information, reminders, advice and competitions. But did you know you can access information from UCAS too?

You can sign up to monthly parent newsletters quickly and simply online. They're completely FREE and contain timely information and advice about your son or daughter's journey to higher education and what you can do to support them.

For further information about the UCAS process, take a look at the advice for parents on www.ucas.com.

Applying to the Australian Defence Force Academy

It is advised that students wishing to study at ADFA apply in Year 11 as it is a competitive selection process which may take up to 12 months to complete.

Gaining entry to ADFA is a dual process which requires students to apply directly to the Australian Defence Force while also applying concurrently to UNSW ADFA through UAC.

An offer to study at ADFA is conditional to meeting the academic requirements of UNSW as well as the mental and physical requirements of the Australian Defence Force.

To find out more about the selection process visit: http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/adfa/how-to-apply/

Career Tips

Students looking for part-time work will require a resume`:

There are many web-based sites that will assist in the development of a resume suitable for seeking employment. Simply Google resume` and look for a style that suits you. Another good source is the Career Centre web page http://www.careercentre.dtwd.wa.gov.au/Pages/CareerCentre.aspx. Go to Tools & Resources then Resume Builder. Here you will find an easy to use template that can be filled out and then one of five different formats can be selected.

Confused about what to do after Year 12?

The UWA website offers descriptions of the many careers available to students. Simply go to www.studyat.uwa.edu.au and find future students - featured careers.

Mr Peter Frusher

Careers Adviser