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

Careers Information

Year 12 Information

2019 WACE Examination Timetables

WACE practical and written examination timetables are available on the School Curriculum & Standards Authority website.

All Year 12 students will be issued with personal timetables in the near future. Please keep these in a safe place as they have to be taken to each examination as proof of identity. As winter uniform needs to be worn to exams, the blazer pocket is an ideal safe place and this ensures that the timetable is taken to each examination.

Admissions Information Evening

Date: Tuesday 10 September 
Venue: ND4, Tannock Hall of Education, cnr Cliff and Croke Streets, Fremantle 
Time: 5.30-7.00pm (presentation at 6pm)

You can find out all you need to know about how to apply direct to Notre Dame.

University of Notre Dame – 1 on 1 Advice Sessions – WA
16 - 25 September 2019
Fremantle Campus

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

Find out more - 9433 0533 |

UWA Uway Alternative Entry

You can apply for alternative entry to an undergraduate degree course through UWay if your academic achievements have been adversely affected by certain disadvantages.


UNSW CO-OP Scholarships

Students considering UNSW as a study option in 2020 are invited to submit a scholarship application before 28 September 2018.


ECU Engineering Scholarships

Value: $20,000

Open/Closing Dates: 4 February 2019 - 6 January 2020

ECU is offering scholarships valued at $20,000 to high performing Year 12 students who have achieved an ATAR of 94 or above and wish to study Engineering in 2020. This scholarship will support your study in some of the best equipped, industry-grade engineering labs in Australia, work on real-world projects, and develop strong contacts through industry engagements, events and internships.

ECU Engineering Excellence Scholarships

ECU School of Science Excellence Scholarships

Value: $15,000

Open/Closing Dates: 1 August 2019 - 1September 2019

ECU is offering scholarships to high performing Year 12 students who achieve an ATAR of 90 or above and wish to commence an undergraduate degree program within the School of Science.

ECU School of Science Excellence Scholarship

Curtin University

Scholarships for students looking at enrolling at Curtin University in 2020 opened on 21 July 2019.

There are a number of scholarships available to support students from all backgrounds to realise their potential.

For further information, please visit

Murdoch University

Year 9s and 10s, it's your chance to experience life as a Murdoch University student!

Join Murdoch University for A Day in the Life of a University Student as you create your own customised university timetable of activities with hands-on workshops in subject areas that interest you. Speak with current Murdoch students, learn from our talented and inspiring academics and make new friends.

They have a wide variety of workshops on offer, including:

  • Criminology
  • Games Art & Design
  • Nursing
  • Environmental Science
  • Theatre & Drama
  • Forensics
  • Chiropractic Science
  • And much more!

A Day in the Life of a University Student events are our most popular events of the year. Get in early to secure your place and avoid disappointment! Register your free place

Choose either Wednesday 2 October or Thursday 3 October

Choose either Wednesday 2 October or Thursday 3 October

TAFE & Apprenticeships

Becoming an Apprentice

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways can help you when you're looking for an apprenticeship. Visit this page on their website for a step-by-step guide to finding and securing the best apprenticeship for you.

Pre-Apprenticeships Course Finder

The pre-apprenticeships course finder helps you to search for courses which can teach you skills that can lead to an apprenticeship or traineeship. You can search by where you live, the industry you are interested in and whether the course offers work experience.

Australia Apprenticeships Pathways

A first step into an industry or career pathway can start with apprenticeships or traineeships in industries like community services and health, travel and tourism, communication and information technology, financial services, agriculture and horticulture, and government.

Find out more -

Our Career Hub has the answers

From online aptitude testing and career quizzes to resume templates, job hunting tips and interview advice, MEGT's Career Hub has all the free resources your students need to find the right career path, find the right opportunity, and to show potential employers they are the right fit for the job.

Want to know more?

Visit our Career Hub online now or contact your local apprenticeship experts today

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Applications are now open for Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanical Apprenticeships with Hutton & Northey in Merridin, Corrigin, Cunderdin and Mukinbudin. For further information contact HR department on 90411077 or via email or visit their website Applications close 30 September 2019.

Planning Ahead: Your US & UK Application Timeline – September 9 |  St Catherine's on Park, Crawley

If you're in Years 9-11 and want to have the option of studying in the US or UK straight after high school, we encourage you to learn as much as you can about the application process. This information session, run by Crimson Education, will show you how to prepare for overseas admission and will give students tips on how to apply alongside your WACE. Click the link to register.

Cambridge/Oxford Admission Testing

Any students who are considering applying for Oxford or Cambridge universities in the UK may need to register to sit an admission test eg PAT (Physics Aptitude Test) BMAT Biomedical Aptitude Test) TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment). Students need to contact Mr Frusher at Scotch College as registrations can only be made through a registered test centre which Scotch College is one. Students from other schools may also sit these tests at Scotch College.

Holiday Revision Courses

Revision course offered for the upcoming holiday period:


ATF - Atar Revision

ATF - Year 11 and 12 Exam boost

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Advisor