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

Careers Information

University Information

UWA Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

Year 12 Leavers are advised that UWA Opening Hours during the Christmas /New Year period will be:

17-21 December 8.30am - 8.30pm

24 December 9.00am - 4.00pm

27-28 December 9.00am - 4.00pm

31 December 9.00am - 4.00pm

2-4 January 9.00am - 4.00pm

Students are welcome to meet with student advisers at any of these times to discuss courses and alternative options following the release of ATAR results on Monday 17 December and first round offers on 21 December.

Notre Dame 1-on-1 Advice Sessions

26 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2018, 9.00am - 6.30pm

Considering your university options but unsure of the right degree for you? Our advisors can introduce you to a range of programs that align with your strengths and interests to help you find the right degree for you.

Book a 1-on-1 Course Advice session at:

Can't make it? Contact us on 08 9433 0533 or email to arrange an alternative time.

Notre Dame ATAR Advice Day

Tuesday 18 December, 9.00am – 4.00pm

Need some help now you've got your ATAR? Come and meet with our friendly Prospective Students Advisors, who can talk you through Notre Dame's programs, admission pathways and the application process.

No RSVP necessary.

For further information please contact us on 08 9433 0533 or email

WACE Results

Year 12 students will be able to access their results online at on Monday, 17 December 2018.

To log on, students will need their student number and other personal identification information. It is advisable that students provide an alternate email address via the student portal. This is to avoid issues where school email accounts close prior to the release of results.

TAFE Applications are open!

Applications are open for Semester 1, 2019 so here is some useful information to help in guiding your students on where to go and what to do, to get enrolled for next year.

How to apply

For full-time study, students need to visit TAFE Admissions and complete an online application. Students will then be required to send in their relevant documentation. They will then receive a Letter of Offer which will invite them to come on campus and enrol (in January 2019). 

Defence Force Australia – Army Reserve Information Session

12 November, Perth

27 November, Perth

Enjoy unique rewards and earn tax-free pay with part-time work in the Army Reserve.

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Defence Force Australia – Defence Careers Info Session

13 November, Perth

Thinking of a career in the Australian Defence Force but not sure if you're best suited to Navy, Army or Air Force?

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Medview – Uncovering the UCAT

Medical and Dental School Admissions across Australia and New Zealand are now based on the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). The UCAT is a new test based on the British UKCAT. The transition from the UMAT to the UCAT is more than just a name change. It's a different test with different challenges. It's a test which prioritise different skills and demands a markedly different approach from prospective students.

Unsure about changes in medical school admissions testing? Decipher the shift from UMAT to UCAT for Australian med school admissions.

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29 November, Perth

Gap Year Opportunities

CCUSA Job Fairs

Perth: Sat, 1 December 12:30pm-3:30pm, Notre Dame University

Up to 25 US & 1 Canadian camp hiring in ALL activity areas at camps in the USA & Canada. Over 400 jobs available. CCUSA Camp Job Fair offers the Most Camps giving you access to the Most Jobs!

CLICK HERE to download your Camp Job Fair quick Reference Guide

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WA Police Force Aboriginal Cadet Program

Applications Now Open!

As a cadet, you will develop fantastic workplace skills, under the guidance of experienced Police Officers.  You will gain exposure to a range of unique policing activities and get a true taste of what it means to be part of the WA Police Force family.

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Apprenticeship Opportunities

XLT – Apprentice & Trainee Training

With campuses in QLD and WA, XLT are the best, most advanced, welding, engineering and Technology Training Institution in the world.

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Monadelphous WA

Monadelphous will provide structured on and off the job training while you complete your apprenticeship. You will be supported on site by experienced trades people, strong construction and project management teams and a dedicated Apprentice and Trainee Coordinator. Find out more - 

Rio Tinto Apprenticeships

Click on the following link to see more information on Apprenticeships with Rio Tinto

Subject Revision and Preparation Courses 2019

Master Mind January 2019 Jump-Start Programs

OLNA – NAPLAN - Study Skills – Essay Writing – Subject Revision & Preparation

For all students entering Year 7 - 12 in 2019

The January Preparation Program aims to prepare students for Term 1 (2019) before the academic year begins. The classes will revise those important components from the 2018 syllabus that are vital for success in the new-year. The program will also preview what students can expect in their courses in 2019.

Courses will be conducted at:

Christ Church Grammar School and Hale School

Sunday 20 to Friday 25 January 2019

Dr Robert Hallam at Master Mind Australia on 9486 1377  

Academic Task Force

January ATAR Head Start Program with Academic Task Force Increase your confidence and start your Year 11 and 12 studies with a boost with our Head Start Courses. We offer six hour subject courses in Year 11 and 12 ATAR subjects, Essay Writing and Study Skill during the Summer Holidays from Thursday 17 January - Wednesday 30 January 2019 at Rossmoyne SHS and Churchlands SHS. Enrol online today at or call 9314 9500 or email

January Year 7-10 Head Start Program with Academic Task Force. Programmes available in Naplan Preparation, GATE and Scholarship Preparation, Intermediate English, Advanced Maths, Foundation Maths and English, Learning Skills and Essay Writing. Our 2019 January Head Start programme will run from Thursday 17 January –Wednesday 30 January 2019. Each subject is six hours, over two days. Enrol now online at or call 9314 9500 or email

Unlock Your Greatest Potential – Preparing for Year 11 and Beyond

When: Wednesday 21 November 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Where: St Catherine's College - 2 Park Rd, Crawley

Free event

Free parking is available. There will be light catering after the presentation and Crimson staff will be on-hand to discuss your goals.

Register at

Student topics include:

  • Study skills to manage the workload from top ATAR scorers
  • Effective note taking and memorisation
  • How to build a profile for school leadership roles
  • Time management - procrastination and effective downtime
  • Communicating effectively with your teachers and parents
  • Researching courses, universities and career pathways

And for parents:

  • Supporting your child's final years of high school
  • The best and worst questions to ask your child
  • Helping your child to manage their schedule
  • Offering career guidance in a tech-driven future

Mr Peter Frusher 
Careers Adviser