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

Careers Information


Thank you to all the students and parents who attended the Scotch College Combined Schools Careers Expo last Wednesday to make it a very successful events with very positive feedback from the institutions and organisations that attended. Comments included: 'focussed students', 'inquisitive and asked great questions', 'polite', 'love attending this expo' If you were unable to attend and your son is still seeking career and course information, the university and TAFE Open days are approaching and will be advertised in the next Thistle.

Year 12 Career Focus Breakfasts

Year 12 students have the opportunity to meet with OSCs who currently work in a variety of careers that may be of interest and may assist students to make further education choices for 2018. These breakfasts are sponsored by the OSC and have been advertised to Year 12 students who may avail themselves of this opportunity each Wednesday in June commencing at 7.15am in the Dining Hall. Places are still available for the 28 June breakfast (Law and Arts) but students must register through Mr Frusher for catering purposes.

University Information

Notre Dame University Early Offer Programme 2019

The University of Notre Dame Australia's Early Offer Programme makes early offers to Year 12 students who have demonstrated academic excellence and are making a significant contribution to their school, community or church. Students who have a predicted ATAR of 93+ for Law & Physiotherapy or 90+ for all other courses are encouraged to apply for this early offer by contacting Mr Frusher at Scotch College. If a student is successful and accepts their Early Offer, it would in no way prohibit them from applying and accepting an offer from another university.

Applications are now open and close on Tuesday, 31 July, 2018. Offers will be made in September, 2018.

A Day in the Life of a Notre Dame Uni Student

Friday 6 July

Year 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to Notre Dame's Fremantle Campus for A Day in the Life of a University Student to experience what student life at Notre Dame is really like! Visit our campus, take part in lectures and activities, enjoy a tour of our town university, and meet current students and academics.

1-on-1 Advice Sessions

July 9-July 13

Students seeking course advice are invited to book a one-on-one appointment with a Prospective Students Adviser during the July holidays - 3 - 12 July. This is an opportunity to discuss Notre Dame's undergraduate course options and the application process in depth.

For more information and to register for any events, visit

University of Melbourne Interstate Student and Family Info Day

The University of Melbourne would like to invite students to attend their Information Day for Interstate Students at their Parkville campus on Thursday 12 July 9.00am - 6.00pm.

The day will focus on aspects of the university that are of greater concern to interstate students such as the application process, scholarships, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. Participants will have an opportunity to ask current University of Melbourne students who have come from interstate about their experience and how they managed the transition. The programme will also include a campus tour followed by a free lunch at one of the residential colleges and a college tour. Optional additional accommodation tours will take place after the official programme has ended.

It is highly recommend students turn their University of Melbourne experience into a long weekend and participate in another event being run on the following day Friday 13 July 'A Day at Melbourne' where they will find out about undergraduate courses structure, majors, graduate pathways, enhancement programmes and activities that can be done within each faculty. To find out more about the A Day at Melbourne programme to


UNSW Canberra

  • ADFA Trainee Officers study Arts, Business, Computing and Cyber Security, Engineering, Science, or Technology degrees (while receiving military training and subsidised accommodation and living costs)
  • Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship students study Computing and Cyber Security or specialist Engineering degrees in Aeronautical, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical (with full tuition fee scholarships and stipends)
  • Non-Defence Undergraduate students study specialist Engineering degrees in Aeronautical, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical or Engineering / Science double degrees (with paid work experience opportunities).

All students are provided with a unique study experience, access to custom-built facilities and resources, outstanding industry networks, and graduate with a degree from one of the top universities in the world.

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The University of New South Wales offers scholarships in a variety of areas including academic, rural, sporting, indigenous, accommodation and faculty. To search for a scholarship that suits you go to: Applications open in July and close 28 September 2018. See Mr Frusher for more information.

Bond University scholarships applications are now open! These scholarships encompass a range of 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 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 here.

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.

Apprenticeship Opportunity

Rio Tinto Apprenticeships - 2019 Intake Applications Open July

Applications open soon for Rio Tinto's incredible apprenticeship programme. If students are interested, they are encourage to do their research and start putting their documents together to apply.

The four year programme offers qualifications in the following areas - electrician, heavy duty diesel mechanic, mechanical fitter and light vehicle maintenance.

Applications will be advertised here -

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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.

TEE Consultants

Revision courses will be run at UWA during the first week of the school holidays. See the attachment for details and registration.

Gap Year Opportunities

EA Ski & Snowboard Canada

Educating Adventures are now recruiting for paid ski and snowboard instructor jobs with full training provided starting this November. Download your free Canada instructor brochure to find out how you can become an instructor at one of their world-class ski resorts.

Download here -

Australian Defence Force

There are still some places available for the ADF Gap Year Programme.

Air Defence Operator

Airbase Protection and Security

Artillery Operator

Warehouse Storeperson

Find out more -

Future Skills Report

Pearson predicts the most sought-after jobs and skills of 2030. David Barnett announces the Future Skills report, and unpacks findings from this research: the occupations and - critically - the skills predicted to experience increased demand by 2030.

Watch the video:

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser