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

Careers Information

Year 12 Information

WACE Examinations – Sickness/Misadventure

If a student's performance in a WACE examination is affected by a temporary sickness, non-permanent disability or unforeseen misadventure suffered immediately before or during the examination period OR a student is prevented from attending an examination due to illness or misadventure, a SICKNESS/MISADVENTURE APPLICATION FORM can be obtained from Mr Frusher or downloaded from the SCSA website for completion and forwarding to School Curriculum & Standards Authority. There is a long list of reasons that will not be accepted by School Curriculum & Standards Authority but if a student is unsure he needs to check with Mr Frusher.

Examination Candidates

Each ATAR course has an ATAR course examination.

Students who are enrolled in Year 12 ATAR courses (Units 3 and 4) must sit the ATAR course examination in that course. A personalised examination timetable is generated for each examination candidate. A personalised written examination timetable which provides information about the time, date and location of each written examination in which they are enrolled. The timetables can be downloaded by schools from SIRS and by students from the student portal at The timetable is used by candidates as proof of identification when they sit examinations.

The rules for conduct of the Authority examinations are published in the Year 12 Information Handbook, which is available for download from the Authority website at It is the responsibility of all candidates to ensure that they understand all instructions relating to the examinations.

Notre Dame University

The undergraduate applications for Semester 1, 2019 has now passed. Students are still welcome to apply, although there is no guarantee of an interview, particularly for high demand courses., There is no late fee.

Curtin Enabling Course in Science, Engineering and Health

Curtin University and Canning College have partnered together to offer you a one year Enabling course. This course is HECS free and is designed for students with little background in science or mathematics. You will be enrolled as a Curtin student and will have access to the facilities at Canning College. Successful completion guarantees a place in Curtin University's School of Science. A set number of places are available on a competitive basis in Engineering, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Medical Imaging and Health Science.

Contact Mr Sheldon Smith at Curtin University on (08) 9266 3529 or email

Centrelink – Introduction to Student Payments

Watch the intro to student payments video for an overview of the financial support we have for students. Watch -


C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship

The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is awarded to Australian students, usually those entering their first year of university. It is awarded based on personal qualities, demonstrated leadership and academic ability. The 2018 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship opens on Monday 3 December 2018 and will close on Friday 4 January 2019.

Australian Defence Force Info Sessions

October 15

Perth: Army Reserve Accelerated Training Information Session

October 23

Perth: Careers for Indigenous Australians

SAE Qantm – Info Night

November 22


If you are considering studying creative media, Animation, Audio, Design, Film or Games, now is the time to speak to our experienced team, your future mentors, and discover how you can pursue your passion in these dynamic and expanding industries.

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Apprenticeship Information

AMA – Apprenticeships & Traineeship Services - WA

As an apprenticeship and traineeship provider for the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN), AMAATS is contracted by the Australian Government the Department of Education and Training to deliver free support services for Australian Apprenticeships.

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WesTrac Apprenticeships – Opening Early 2019

WesTrac believes its greatest investment is people. For this reason, WesTrac takes great pride in its apprentice program and endeavours to provide the highest level of training possible. The quality of our training is often reflected in the demand for our qualified apprentices and for those that meet our high standards.

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Medicine 2019 Onwards

From 2019 the aptitude test UMAT used as part of the selection process into medical and dental courses will be replaced by the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test).

New Year 11 and 12 students who may be interested in Medicine. To this end there will be a student/parent workshop on to outlined the changes major changes

  • Explaining what the UCAT is (the differences and similarities with UMAT)
  • Going through how scoring works and what's required to achieve 90th percentile or more
  • How universities will be using UCAT now as a selection tool
  • Section by section dissection of what each of the five sections involves
  • LIVE demonstration of how a sample UCAT question can be solved
  • Preparation strategies for the summer holidays

Date: Tuesday 30 October

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Venue: Memorial Hall, Scotch College

Here is the registration link for the free event:

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser