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Friday 17 May 2019
Issue 13

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

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EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY (ECU)
ATAR Revision Session - Joondalup:

Monday 30 September - Friday 4 October | 8.30am - 6.00pm | ECU - Joondalup Campus
ECU is pleased to offer ATAR Revision Sessions as a service to Year 12 high school students. These sessions are suitable for students who are seeking additional support to prepare for the upcoming examinations by attending an additional seminar to complement their existing study program. Find out more and register HERE.
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (UWA)
UWA Conservatorium of Music - Day of Electronic Music:

Sunday 19 May | 10.00am - 4.00pm 
Chair of Electronic Music and Sound Design, Chris Tonkin, leads a day of workshops and production masterclasses in electronic music for students in Years 10-12. Participants will be fully engaged with beat-making, song-writing and mixing using Ableton Live and the Ableton Push 2. Find out more and register HERE.

Year 12 Individual Advisory Sessions:
Monday 15 - Wednesday 17 July | 10am - 7.30pm
Over the July school holidays, UWA will host Year 12 Individual Advisory Sessions to answer any questions students may have about studying at UWA. Book your spot HERE.
 
MURDOCH UNIVERSITY
Step Into The Future and Learn In Our New Information Technology Innovation Hub:

Complete with a Mixed and Augmented Reality Studio, Data Networking Operations Centre, Cyber Security and Networking Labs and a Student Training and Research Lounge, you’ll undertake hands-on learning in specialist facilities which are keeping pace with the IT industry and developing trends. See the IT Innovation Hub for yourself at the Information Technology Open Night on Wednesday 22 May. Event details and registration is available HERE.

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY (Melbourne)
Webinar Series: Study Nutrition and Dietetics:
Thursday 13 June | 12.00pm | Online
Do you have a passion for food and nutrition? Are you looking to explore a career in dietetics? Find out about the role of nutrition and dietetics in the health sector and how you can make a real difference in your career. Find out more and register HERE.
 
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY (Sydney)
Macquarie Leaders and Achievers - Early Entry Program:

Macquarie Leaders and Achievers is our new early entry program that recognises a student’s academic performance alongside their extracurricular activities that demonstrate leadership, community service and personal achievement.  

Year 12 students who meet the criteria are offered a place in their preferred degree before the HSC (NSW's version of the WACE) examinations. 

Students complete an online application and have a school representative endorse their application.  

Key dates:
• Applications Open: Monday 3 June
• Applications Close: Monday 26 August
• Offer Round 1: Thursday 15 August
• Offer Round 2: Thursday 12 September
• Offer Round 3: Thursday 3 October

Visit our website (HERE) or email futurestudents@mq.edu.au to find out more.

OTHER NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES

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Ernst & Young (EY) Future of Work Day for Years 11 and 12 Students:
EY are inviting students in Years 11 and 12 to visit their office in Perth to learn about what the future of work will look like. In the age of disruption, whose hands is your future career in? With the world in the midst of a Transformative Age, we need to respond to rapidly changing circumstances. And that’s what we’re all about at EY.
 
The day will cover:
• A welcome to EY and introduction to ‘the Future of Work’ 
• STEM based discussion groups with EY professionals to introduce you to future career paths
• Interactive workshops including employability skills
• An overview of future student programs that you can aim to be part of
• Networking opportunities
  
Click HERE to register for the event.
 
Army Experience Program:
For those students who missed out of the Army Experience on Thursday 2 May, there will be another one on Wednesday 8 August. More information is available HERE.

Defence Force Information Sessions:
Perth Women in the Navy, Army and Air Force Information Session - Wednesday 22 May, 6pm, Perth Defence Force Recruiting Centre
Perth Defence Careers Information Session - Thursday 23 May, 6.30pm, Perth Defence Force Recruiting Centre
Perth Army Reserve Information Session - Tuesday 28 May, 7.30pm, Irwin Barracks, Karrakatta

National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Courses:
Do you have a passion for acting and drama? Did you know that NIDA hosts courses all across Australia?They have a wide variety of subjects including acting, writing, singing, filmmaking, and more. You can find the courses currently on offer HERE.

RESOURCES AND GUIDES

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Deakin Webinar Series:
• Inside the Career of a Business Analyst - Tuesday 4 June, 12pm - 
Find out how to equip yourself with the skills to thrive in this growing industry with Deakin’s Bachelor of Business Analytics and Master of Business Analytics. Find out more and register HERE.
• What It's Like to Study Online - Tuesday 4 June, 5pm - Online study at Deakin’s Cloud Campus brings the classroom to you using innovative technology. World-class teachers, comprehensive support services, and your course content - it’s all available at your fingertips, when and where you want it. Find out more and register HERE.
• Your Career in Writing and Literature - Wednesday 5 June, 5pm - Whether you want to write the first chapter of your own Ulysses or change the narrative of your career, a writing or literature course at Deakin can help you unlock your potential. Find out more and register HERE.
 
JOB SPOTLIGHT
Carpenter

What do they do? Carpenters are highly skilled, important within the construction and renovation industries, and work in both commercial and residential settings. They work with wood in all its forms. From putting up timber frames for buildings, to boat making, creating cabinetry or fine furniture, the scope is very broad. If you’re practical with a creative streak, love to be hands on, have great attention to detail and love a bit variety, this could be a really rewarding career to consider.

Duties: These vary greatly depending on the job and type of carpentry, but here’s a rough guide.
• Read and interpret plans and designs
• List, measure and price materials required
• Build, install, repair and erect wooden frames, foundations, walls and other structural elements.
• Cut, measure and shape timber elements, using precise measurements and adjustments
• Construct formwork into which concrete is poured
• Use both hand and power tools, maintain and sharpen tools.

Skills required: 
• Creativity and visualisation of finished products
• Dexterity and a steady hand
• Physical strength and stamina
• Maths
• Attention to detail
• Patience

Pathways: Check in your state as to what accreditation or supervision is required. The best pathway is usually an apprenticeship with a RTO and a minimum of a Certificate III in Carpentry. Entry requirements vary, but employers generally require completion of Year 10.

Workers in the construction industry must undergo safety induction training and be issued with a Construction Induction Card (CIC).

Average salary: Ranges from $40,000 to $90,000 per year depending on type of carpentry and level of qualification (source: Payscale). Job growth in this area is moderate (source: Joboutlook.gov.au).

TAFES, RTOs AND APPRENTICESHIPS

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Chevron Women in Engineering 2019:
Applications for the 2019 Women in Engineering Program are now open! Delivered in partnership with Chevron Australia, the Women in Engineering program provides valuable foundation skills for gaining employment in Western Australia’s oil and gas, and resources industry, or a pathway to higher level qualifications. Students benefit from a supportive, applied learning environment and access to female role models. There are 14 fully funded scholarships available. Information on the Scholarships and Program is available HERE.

Webinar - Demystifying Vocational Education and Training (VET):
Thursday 30 May | 7.30pm - 8.30pm | $30 | Online
This webinar will introduce to you the huge range of futures available to people who choose courses in the VET sector. Presented by Craig Robertson, CEO of TAFE Directors Australia, the session will explore the VET system and the range of courses to suit the career aspiration of many Australians. Find out more and register HERE.
 
Apprenticeship Aptitude Quizzes:
Australian Apprenticeships have put together a new bunch of Literacy, Numeracy and Aptitude quizzes for students who are looking to get into the trades. You can take the test HERE.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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UWA Fogarty Scholarship Program:
The UWA Fogarty Scholarship is intended for students who show significant academic potential, together with leadership responsibility and other outstanding achievements throughout Years 11 and 12. The University awards a total of 10 UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships per year. Applications for the Fogarty Scholarship close Sunday 26 May 2019. Click HERE for more information. 
 
UWA Engineering Science Scholarship:
UWA is offering an Engineering Science Scholarship to high-achieving students who wish to undertake a major in Engineering Science, and subsequently the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) at the University from 2020. $5,000 will be awarded over a maximum of two semesters for candidates with an ATAR between 96 and 97.95. $25,000 will be awarded over a maximum of 10 semesters for candidates with an ATAR of 98 or above.

The main round of scholarships for prospective students will open Monday 1 July and close Sunday 3 November. Further updates and links will be provided closer to this time.
 
Curtin Julia Gillard Women in Leadership Scholarship:
Academically gifted female students who display leadership qualities and have the desire to develop themselves as a leader are eligible to be nominated for this scholarship. More information is available HERE.
 
Murdoch Young Technologists Scholarship:
Are you passionate about technology? If you are starting a tech-based undergraduate degree in 2020, you could be eligible for a scholarship worth up to $25,000 from Westpac Scholars Trust. To apply you need to show:
• A demonstrated interest in technology
• Curiosity to explore a future that is connected to technology and how it can make a difference in the world
• Focus on personal growth and development
• Commitment to be an active Westpac Scholar Alumni member
• Diverse skills and experience

Find out more HERE.
 
Billy Blue College of Design Scholarship:
Value: $10,000
Scholarships are open to high achieving school leavers, those who have worked in design or established professionals ready to return to study for a postgraduate course. Study in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Find out more HERE.
 
Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Medical Scholarships:
Open/Closing Dates: Not yet open for 2020
Value: $25,000 AUD
The purpose of the Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Medical Scholarships is to encourage Indigenous students to study Medicine at The University of New South Wales (UNSW). The Scholarship will normally be tenable for the minimum program duration (six years) of the Medicine program (BMed/MD), subject to satisfactory progress. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be commencing full-time study in the BMed/MD program at UNSW. Find out more HERE.
 
The Ragdoll Scholarships - Murdoch:
Open/Closing Dates: Closed but should be available again for 2020
Value: $12,000 AUD
Eligibility: For those suffering financial hardship, who are enrolled full-time and commencing your first year of your undergraduate course, in one of the following schools:
  • Arts
  • Business & Governance
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Psychology & Exercise Science
Find out more HERE.
 
Dr Herbert Gibson Rural Health Scholarship:
Value: $20,000 AUD
A scholarship for students who are studying medicine and have a low income or are from a regional or remote area of Australia. Dr Herbert Gibson was born in Bendigo and moved to Melbourne to study Medicine at Monash. He later became an academic staff member at Monash, and devoted his life to the care of marginalised people. Find out more HERE.
 
JCU Access Fund:
Open/Closing Dates: Wednesday 1 May 2019 - Wednesday 31 July 2019
Value: $4,000 AUD
The JCU Access Fund could be the answer if money problems stand between you and a higher education at James Cook University (JCU). Your financial circumstances are taken into consideration when awarding these scholarships and bursaries. The JCU Access Fund consists of three awards as below, you only need to submit one application which will be assessed for all awards you may be eligible for. There are two rounds, so if you are starting mid-year or missed the Round 1 close date you can still apply for Round 2.
JCU Access Scholarship - Undergraduate, first year, full time - $4,000 (1 year)
JCU Access Bursary - Undergraduate, first year, full time - $1,500 (1 year)
• JCU Support Grant - Undergraduate, second year only, full time - $500 e-voucher for the Co-op Bookshop (1 year)

For Application dates for 2020 study, check with JCU. Find out more HERE
 
Arrow Energy-JCU Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarships:
Value: $10,000 AUD
Through the Arrow Energy Reconciliation Action Plan, Arrow is aiming to build mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous people and communities in a range of fields including education. As a part of this commitment, Arrow is providing tertiary scholarships to support Indigenous students to attend and complete university. Applications are currently closed, if you’re applying to JCU to study in 2020 then check back for dates - 1 October 2018 is when they opened last year. Find out more HERE
 
The Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship:
Value: $9,000 AUD
The aim of the Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship is to provide financial assistance that enables applicants on low incomes to undertake study at Griffith University. The Scholarship will assist students with high levels of sporting and academic ability gain tertiary qualifications from which they and the community will benefit. Application dates listed are for 2019 study, if you’re planning to commence studies at Griffith in 2020, please check back for application dates or contact the Uni for more information. Find out more HERE.
 
Griffith Sports Excellence Scholarship:
Closing Date: Sunday 30 June 2019
Value: $28,000 AUD
The Griffith Sports Excellence Scholarships enable gifted sportsmen and sportswomen who have the potential to perform at a sound academic level at a tertiary institution, to gain a higher qualification without forfeiting their sporting opportunities. Please check with the University for the application dates if you are planning to commence studies at Griffith in 2020. Find out more HERE.
 
Griffith University Chancellor’s Scholarships:
The Chancellor’s Scholarships are for students who have experienced financial hardship, and/or education disadvantage that has impacted on their ability to achieve their full potential. There are multiple scholarships available within the Chancellor’s Scholarships, find out more HERE

Bond University Scholarships:
Bond offers a number of full-fee and part-fee scholarships to the best and brightest applicants each semester and are designed to reward and encourage students who have excelled in the areas of academia, leadership, community and sporting. If you believe you have what it takes, we urge you to apply for one of our scholarships. Download a copy of the 2020 Scholarship Brochure for domestic high school leavers. Scholarship applications for students currently completing their final year of high school in Australia are now open online. We’ve listed some of them below:
 
Bond Uni Leadership Scholarship: The Bond University Leadership Scholarship aims to recognise current Year 12 students who have outstanding leadership experience and community involvement with a partial-fee tuition remission scholarship. Eligibility is based on applicants meeting a minimum academic requirement as well as providing evidence of outstanding leadership and community achievements. Find out more HERE
• Transformer Scholarship: The Transformer is a co-curricular program offering at Bond designed to enable students to innovatively tackle real-world problems that matter. It is a program that attracts motivated, self-directed individuals who want to work in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams on challenging projects that typically span multiple semesters. The nature and scope of these projects are limited only by the passions and interests of the participants. Although highly motived and self-directed, Transformer participants are supported throughout the program by dedicated Bond academics and staff, industry experts, mentors, state-of-the-art facilities and other essential resources. Find out more HERE.
• Riewoldt Family AFL Excellence Scholarship: As a proud partner of AFL Queensland, Bond University is offering two Riewoldt Family AFL Excellence Scholarships for students commencing university in January 2020. Offered in partnership with the Riewoldt Family, these unique full tuition scholarships provide an opportunity for one male and one female to enhance their footballing career whilst also gaining a first class educational experience at Bond University. Find out more HERE.
• ADCO Sports Excellence Scholarship: Bond University looks beyond academic achievement when searching for the next leading business executive, film producer, Olympian or senior legal counsel. The ADCO Sports Excellence Scholarship celebrates this by awarding sporting scholarships to outstanding sports men and women from around Australia with the chance to help fund their tertiary studies. These Scholarships open the door to applicants with high achievements in the sporting arena to a personalised education, fast-tracked degree options and small classes. Find out more HERE.

NOW Contemporary Art Prize: 
NOW Contemporary Art Prize is a Biennial Visual Arts prize exhibited at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery. The prize aims to inspire artists to consider contemporary art as more than something created recently, and to reflect on the ways contemporary art has, and continues to, push boundaries and comment on our world and the artist’s place in it. Artists across Australia are invited to submit works in any media. Entries close Sunday 25 August 2019. Find out more and enter HERE.
 
Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women:
The Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women is seeking entries from women photographers of all ages,
backgrounds and career levels. The only requirement is photographers must only use available light. Entries are open until Friday 21 June 2019. Find out more and enter HERE.

Lester Prize Youth Award:
The Lester Prize Youth Award encourages the creative talents of young, aspiring and emerging artists. It is open to all high school students across Australia and children in care at the Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH). The Prize allows entrants to showcase their works and present their unique artistic perspectives; helps build their confidence to further their art practice; and allows them to share their stories with the wider community. Applications are open until Friday 26 July. Find out more and apply HERE. 

Paddington Art Prize:
The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. The prize encourages the interpretation of the landscape as a significant contemporary genre, its long tradition in Australian painting as a key contributor to our national ethos, and is a positive initiative in private patronage of the arts in Australia. Entries close Sunday 15 September. Find out more and enter HERE.

UPCOMING CAREER EVENTS IN PERTH

16-19 May Careers and VET Expo Convention Centre https://www.careers-expo.com.au/welcome
 
21 May
 
SHC/St Marks Combined Careers Expo www.sacredheartcareers.com 
21 May UWA Engineering and Maths Sciences Information Session https://study.uwa.edu.au/events/
 
22 May ECU Teacher Education Evening https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/events/teacher-education
 
22 May
 
Murdoch Information Technology Open Night https://www.murdoch.edu.au/study/undergraduate-students/events-and-resources/future-students
23 May ECU Yr 10 Parent Information Evening and Pizza Night https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/events
 
25 May AIE Online Experience Day https://aie.edu.au/aie_event/online-experience-day/
 
27 May ECU Business and Law Information Evening https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/events
 
29 May ECU Media, Arts, Design and Communications Twilight Tour and Chat https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/events/arts-and-humanities
 
6 June ECU Engineering and Technology Showcase  
https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/events/engineering-and-technology
 
15 June SAE Institute Study for a Day
 
https://sae.edu.au/news-and-events/events/perth-study-for-a-day/?date=2019-06-15&id=892
15 June Endeavour College of Natural Health Open Day https://www.endeavour.edu.au/open-day
22 June College of Electrical Training Open Day https://www.cet.asn.au/Blog/2019-CET-Open-Day
 
Julie Bertolucci
Head of Careers
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