The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Careers Information

Scotch College Combined Schools Tertiary Expo 2018

Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are invited to attend the above Expo to be held in the Dickinson Centre at Scotch College on Wednesday 13 June 2018 from 5.00pm - 7.00pm. This Expo will feature university representatives from around Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland and the ACT) as well as Defence Force Recruiting, Apprenticeships Australia, aviation colleges, Engineers Australia, Gap Year organisations, Education USA and many more. This is a great opportunity for students to gather more information about possible further education and training opportunities, prerequisite subjects for university courses and alternatives to university.

University Information

Notre Dame Early Offer Programme

Applications are now open

The Early Offer Programme carries personal and academic benefits for students looking to secure a place at university. If successful, a place is reserved at Notre Dame prior to sitting final exams, consideration is given for a place in the University leadership programme and consideration is given for an academic scholarship.

The selection criteria considers the following;

  • Students who demonstrate exceptional personal or leadership qualities and are motivated to study;
  • Students who are active members of their school, church, and/or community;
  • Students who demonstrate a predicted benchmark ATAR of 93+ (Physiotherapy) 90+ for all other programmes.

Offers are based on Year 11 and 12 reports to date , application information, school recommendation and admission interview. There is no obligation to enrol at Notre Dame if the application is successful. Application booklets are available from Mr Frusher at Scotch. Applications close Tuesday 31 July, 2018.

Curtin University Scholarship Alert

Year 12 students can sign up for Curtin's free scholarship email service to receive an email alert whenever a scholarship that matches their criteria is open for applications. An email reminder will also be sent before applications close.

To subscribe, visit the scholarship website at:

Meet Melbourne in Perth

The University of Melbourne will be visiting Perth to talk about courses and career outcomes, residential options in Melbourne, internships, exchange programmes and scholarships.

Thursday 14 June 2018 6.00pm -8.00pm

Riverside Theatre

Perth Convention Centre Register at:

The Australian National University Information Evening in Perth

Novotel Perth Langley

221 Adelaide Terrace

Thursday, 28 June, 6.00pm - 7.15pm

Register here

The evening will include information about programmes that are offered at ANU and moving to the East Coast, and Canberra more specifically. Please go along with any questions that you might have. If you would like any further information or have any questions, please contact us at

University of Sydney

While the University of Sydney is in Perth, they will be holding our annual Meet Sydney event, where students can come with their parents to discuss University of Sydney offerings.

As part of this event, there will be a Scholarship Workshop to assist students to maximise their chances of obtaining a scholarship. Any students looking to apply for scholarships may find it useful.

As it is a planned workshop with a trained facilitator, registrations are essential. The link is here:

College of Electrical Training Open Day

On Saturday 23 June 2018, CET Joondalup and Jandakot will welcome students, their families, electricians and contractors to find out about CET's diverse range of electrical and telecommunications pre-apprenticeship and post-trade courses at the annual Open Day.

This event is a great opportunity for high school students considering a career in the electrical industry to find out more about studying to gain an electrical apprenticeship pathway at CET. Electrical Group Training (EGT), the largest employer of electrical apprentices in the country, will be in attendance to speak with students about potential employment opportunities.

Click here to REGISTER YOUR INTEREST in attending CET Open Day.


Bond University

Scholarships applications for Bond University are now open! These scholarships encompass a range full-fee and part-fee tuition remission. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, sport, leadership arts and community enhancement.

For more information visit

Applications close on 31 July 2018.

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Scholarships

AIQS offers a number of scholarships each year for Year 12 students who qualify for entry into a Quantity Surveying, Construction Economics, Construction Management (Economics) or other appropriate course at an AIQS accredited university in Australia.

The scholarship is to the total value of AU$3,000.

Applications close: 31 October 2018.

UK & US University Applications for 2019

Year 12 students who are considering applying to overseas university commencing in July 2019 are advised to commence the application process sooner rather than later. The process can be quite involved and requires a lot of research in regard to courses and universities. Mr Frusher can be of assistance in this process.

US Sports Scholarships

Put those hard yards of training to good work by aiming for a US Sport Scholarship! If you love your sport and want to see if it can help you pay for a college degree, than visit this link to schedule a meeting with past student-athletes from Crimson Athletics.

Find out more -

Study in the USA - PSAT Testing

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a preliminary version of the SAT. Not only does the PSAT help prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, a great score on the PSAT can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other awards. With $180 million dollars in scholarships awarded to students that achieve high scores on the PSAT, how students perform on this exam can help them earn scholarship dollars that change the direction of their college planning. The PSAT is much more than a practice test, it is seen as an essential preparation tools for students who are considering future study in the USA.

The PSAT is fully aligned with the new SAT that made its debut in March 2016. The new PSAT, is two hours and 45 minutes long and tests skills in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Scotch College is now a registered test centre and will be offering students the opportunity to sit this test on Saturday 13 October 2018. The cost is $30 per student which includes preparation material, personalised feedback on test results and a suggested custom SAT study plan.

If students and/or parents are interested in finding out more about this test please contact Mr Frusher at Scotch College.

To purchase tickets please visit the Scotch College click on the 'Book a Scotch Event' icon. Registrations will close on Monday 25 June 2018.

July Revision Programmes

Academic Task Force ATAR Revision Programme Year 11 and 12 subject revision, study skills, essay writing and exam preparation programmes will be offered at Churchlands Senior High and Perth College from Monday 2 July - Friday 6 July. The same programmes will be offered at Perth Modern and Rossmoyne Senior High from Monday 9- July - Friday 13 July.

Enrol on-line at or phone 93149500.

Academic Associates ATAR Year 12 ATAR Enrichment Programme at UWA - Monday 9 July - Friday 13 July. You will receive academic extension in your ATAR courses with higher level exam questions, exam preparation workbooks, and small interactive classes with personal feedback.

Enrol at or phone 9314 9500.

Academic Task Force Skills Development Programme for Year 7,8,9 and 10

Learning skills, Advanced Maths and Intermediate English, essay writing and Foundation Maths and English will be offered at Churchlands Senior High from Monday 2 July -Friday 6 July and at Rossmoyne Senior High from Monday 9 July - Friday 13 July.

Enrol at or phone 9314 9500.

Careers Information

Information for parents is highly sought after when it comes to helping their children with their career choices. For that reason Myfuture has developed an Assist your child feature page containing links to the articles that provide tips and advice for parents and carers to assist their child with their career development.

Visit myfuture at

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser