Pathways & Careers

Pathways and Careers 

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YEAR 9

Careers and Pathways Update 

Try-A-Trade Day – Bricklaying @ North Metropolitan TAFE, Balga Campus

Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 September 2022

Please contact the Partnerships & Pathways Office at pathways@newman.wa.edu.au to register your interest.

STEM Holiday Program – ECU School of Engineering

27, 28 & 30 September and 4 & 5 October, 9:15am – 3:00pm

One day workshops focusing on Civil Engineering (Bridge Design & Building) and Mechatronics (Automation). Registration closes on 20 September 2022 https://www.trybooking.com/CBUPC

‘A Day in the Life of a Murdoch University Student’

Wednesday 28 September or Thursday 29 September 8am – 3pm

Experience a full day hands-on workshop in subject areas that interest you, meet current students and explore the campus. For more information and to register, follow this link

Selecting subjects for Year 11

Next term, all Year 9s will receive an introduction to the subject selection process for Year 11, 2024. In particular, students will be provided with information about the prerequisites for Year 11 subjects and academic goal-setting.

Parents / guardians can also find some relevant links here: https://www.newman.wa.edu.au/careers-transition/#choosing-and-changing-school-subjects 

YEAR 10

Education Opportunities

‘A Day in the Life of a Murdoch University Student’

Wednesday 28 September on Thursday 29 September 8am – 3pm

Experience a full day hands-on workshop in subject areas that interest you, meet current students and explore the campus. For more informaiton and to register, follow this link https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-university-student-tickets-53986292454?aff=EVP

School holidays – Try-A-Trade – Carpentry, Bricklaying, Civil Construction, Plumbing, Painting, Interior Design

Free. For more information visit School Holidays Try-A-Trade | CTF

 Applications for VET Certificates and work experience for 2023

Thank you to all families / students who applied for VET Certificates and / or work experience for 2023. The College is currently processing the applications and will be in touch with individual families as the need arises.

STEM Holiday Program – ECU School of Engineering

27, 28 & 30 September and 4 & 5 October, 9:15am – 3:00pm

One day workshops focusing on Civil Engineering (Bridge Design & Building) and Mechatronics (Automation). Registration closes on 20 September 2022 https://www.trybooking.com/CBUPC

‘A Day in the Life of a Murdoch University Student’

Wednesday 28 September or Thursday 29 September 8am – 3pm

Experience a full day hands-on workshop in subject areas that interest you, meet current students and explore the campus. For more information and to register, follow this link

Careers in Building and Construction

Students interested in this area are encouraged to check the Construction Training Fund for lots of useful information about careers in this industry: https://ctf.wa.gov.au/construction-futures

Job Opportunities

School Based Traineeship – Automotive (Heavy) Western Power – close 30 September 2022

Apply through the links below:

Christmas Casuals – Adidas Watertown

If interested contact Jacob, 3IC at Jacob.Hristianopoulos@adidas.com or visit Jacob at the store.

The Flower Market

Casual positions at the Herdsman store and Subiaco Warehouse, contact Ron Hayward for more information, ron@theflowermarketperth.com.au

Tilly’s Lights, Osborne Park

Summer casuals needed, contact Wayne in store or via email, wayne@tillyslights.com.au

General Public, Scarborough

Looking for part-time kitchen, bar, and general hospo-all-rounders. Contact Byrony for more details on 0417 985 068 or email hello@generalpublicfoodco.com.au

Subway, Woodvale

Certificate II – Food Processing

To apply: https://www.skilledjobswa.com/job-details/query/8731323/

YEAR 11

Careers and Pathways Update 

Applications for UniReady in Year 12, 2023

Families and students are advised that applications for the UniReady Program (for Year 12, 2023) are now open. For a guaranteed place in UniReady next year, Year 11 students will need to apply before the end of Week 3 (Friday 5 August). After this time, Year 11s can still apply for a place in UniReady but it will be conditional on a place being available in the class.

Further information about UniReady can be found here

To apply for UniReady for 2023, students will need to fill out the electronic form located here

Applications for VET Certificates for 2023

Thank you to all families / students who applied for VET Certificates and / or work experience for 2023. The College is currently processing the applications and will be in touch with individual families as the need arises.

Applications for work experience for 2023

Applications for work experience for the 2023 school year are currently open. Students will need to complete their applications for work experience before Friday 9 September 2022.

Further information and application forms can be found at: https://www.newman.wa.edu.au/careers-transition/#onsite-work-experience-program

Obtaining C grades for Onsite work experience

Onsite (work experience) students: please remember to complete your reflection for Onsite.

To obtain your C grade for completing Onsite, you need these things:

  1. Completed and signed timesheet with at least 55 hours (yellow pages in your logbook)
  2. Completed a list of the tasks done each day (white pages in your logbook)
  3. Completed employer evaluation (green pages in your logbook)
  4. Completed reflection questions (you will be provided with these questions after you hand in your logbook).

STEM Holiday Program – ECU School of Engineering

27, 28 & 30 September and 4 & 5 October, 9:15am – 3:00pm

One day workshops focusing on Civil Engineering (Bridge Design & Building) and Mechatronics (Automation). Registration closes on 20 September 2022 https://www.trybooking.com/CBUPC

Job opportunities

Christmas Casuals – Adidas Watertown

If interested contact Jacob, 3IC at Jacob.Hristianopoulos@adidas.com or visit Jacob at the store.

The Flower Market

Casual positions at the Herdsman store and Subiaco Warehouse, contact Ron Hayward for more information, ron@theflowermarketperth.com.au

Tilly’s Lights, Osborne Park

Summer casuals needed, contact Wayne in store or via email, wayne@tillyslights.com.au

General Public, Scarborough

Looking for part-time kitchen, bar, and general hospo-all rounders. Contact Byrony for more details on 0417 985 068 or email hello@generalpublicfoodco.com.au

Subway, Woodvale

Certificate II – Food Processing. To apply: https://www.skilledjobswa.com/job-details/query/8731323/

Defence Force Work Experience

Army Familiarisation: 1 – 2 November. This two day placement looks at the range of career options available in the Army for both officers and enlisted ranks across full time and reserve rolls. Students will have the opportunity to experience aspects of being a solider such as infantry, medical, drivers and vehicles, and physical training. Applications close 18 September Students can apply here

Air Force Familiarisation: 15 November. Visit RAAF Base Pearce for one day and learn about the different platforms and facilities that are used to train pilots as well as the wide range of other careers in the Air Force. Applications close 25 September Students can apply here

Careers in Building and Construction

Students interested in this area are encouraged to check the Construction Training Fund for lots of useful information about careers in this industry: https://ctf.wa.gov.au/construction-futures

Education Events

Creative Industry Careers – SAE Info Night

Year 11 and Year 12 students (2023) Thursday 13 October 5:30 – 7:30pm. Explore your passion for the creative industries, find out career opportunities and study pathways at SAE. Info Night at SAE – Register now

YEAR 12

Careers and Pathways Update

Scholarship opportunities

SAE Scholarship Program is open, commencing February 2023

SAE Domestic Scholarships – SAE Creative Media Institute – Apply Now

Job Opportunities

Height Plumbing Services – Is looking for an apprentice plumber preferably Year 12 or offering work experience

Contact Lachlan Height on 0402 929 102 or via email, heightplumbingservices@gmail.com

John Hughes Car Dealership – General Hands Students who are finishing school and want full time jobs vacuuming cars which have been serviced and driving them into the car wash. Need a Drivers licence.

Auto Mechanic Would suit a Specialist Auto student who is finishing school this year. Will need auto experience and a Drivers licence. Contact Paul Baker 0419 126 965

Christmas Casuals – Adidas Watertown – If interested contact Jacob, 3IC at Jacob.Hristianopoulos@adidas.com or visit Jacob at the store.

The Flower Market – Casual positions at the Herdsman store and Subiaco Warehouse, contact Ron Hayward for more information, ron@theflowermarketperth.com.au

Tilly’s Lights, Osborne Park – Summer casuals needed, contact Wayne in store or via email, wayne@tillyslights.com.au

General Public, Scarborough – Looking for part-time kitchen, bar, and general hospo-all rounders. Contact Byrony for more details on 0417 985 068 or email hello@generalpublicfoodco.com.au

Subway, Woodvale

Certificate II – Food Processing, to apply: https://www.skilledjobswa.com/job-details/query/8731323/

Obtaining C grades for Onsite work experience

Onsite (work experience) students: please remember to complete your reflection for Onsite.

To obtain your C grade for completing Onsite, you need these things:

  1. Completed and signed timesheet with at least 55 hours (yellow pages in your logbook)
  2. Completed a list of the tasks done each day (white pages in your logbook)
  3. Completed employer evalaution (green pages in your logbook)
  4. Completed reflection questions (you will be provided with these questions after you hand in your logbook).

Vocational Education & Training (VET)

Applying for TAFE for 2023

For Year 12 students interested in applying to TAFE for 2023, please note that applications for TAFE courses are currently open. Applications for Semester 1, 2023 will close on Friday 2 December 2022.

Students interested in applying to TAFE can check all TAFE courses here: https://www.fulltimecourses.tafe.wa.edu.au/

Other private (non-TAFE) training courses can be viewed here: https://www.myskills.gov.au/ and here: https://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/

Careers in Building and Construction

Students interested in this area are encouraged to check the Construction Training Fund for lots of useful information about careers in this industry: https://ctf.wa.gov.au/construction-futures

University Updates

ECU Online ATAR Revision Sessions

ECU ONLINE ATAR Revision Sessions Tickets | TryBooking Australia

Notre Dame UniPath 2023 – Year 12 students 2022

An alternate entry into University of Notre Dame for Year 12 students. The 12 week course develops skills required for university and secures students an offer into many undergraduate degrees.

UniPath Expression of Interest (office.com)

ECU Engineering Scholarships valued at $20,000 – Year 12 students 2022

Nominations close Monday 31 October 2022 ECU | ECU Engineering Excellence Scholarships : Find a scholarship : Scholarships

Murdoch Veterinary Science requirement – Casper

Current and new applicants for Veterinary Science will receive a communication from TISC regarding the Casper, which is an online assessment. More information can be found at https://www.murdoch.edu.au/explore/about-murdoch/our-colleges/murdoch-veterinary-school/casper-situational-judgement-assessment The final tests date for entry into Murdoch University 2023 intake is 8 December 2022.

Applying for University via TISC

For Year 12 students interested in applying to University via TISC for 2023, please note that applications are currently open.

The College recommends that students should use TISC:

  • If you have not applied for an Early Offer.
  • If your Early Offer application was ‘conditional’ or unsuccessful.
  • If you want to apply for a University course where an Early Offer is not available.
  • If you want other options besides your Early Offer. (TISC will allow you 6 preferences).
  • If you want to defer your University studies for 1-2 years.

It is not necessary for students to use TISC if they have received / accepted an Early Offer and are definitely happy with only that offer.

Key dates for students using TISC are below:

  • 30 September: Last date that you can enter a preference for Medicine / Dentistry / Pharmacy / Podiatry.
  • 30 November: Last date to inform TISC of any medical / personal issues. Last date that you can enter a preference for Veterinary Science.
  • 19 December: ATAR results released. Change preferences by 11.59pm if required.
  • 23 December: ‘Main round’ offers sent to students.
  • 15 January 2023: Closing date for ‘second round’ preferences.
  • 20 January 2023: ‘Second round’ offers sent to students.

Applying to University via an Early Offer

SAE – Launchpad Early Entry Program – Creative Industries
Entry requirements
-Current Year 12 Student, passing all Year 12 subjects and/or 18 years of age or turning 18 with the first year of study with SAE
-An Australian Citizen and permanent resident
How to apply
-Students complete a simple application from that includes their current school and the course they wish to study.
-A course advisor will chat with you about course options and confirm eligibility to receive a conditional offer.
For more information, click here.
Curtin University
·       You must be studying at least 4 ATAR subjects this year OR studying UniReady this year.
·       Your Year 11 ATAR results will be used to calculate your predicted ATAR if you apply before Year 12 Semester 1 reports.
·       If you apply after your Year 12 Semester 1 report, these results will be used to calculate your predicted ATAR.
·       If your predicted ATAR is 5 points (or more) above the entry requirement for your degree, you will receive an unconditional offer.
·       If your predicted ATAR is less than 5 points above the entry requirement for your degree, you will receive a conditional offer and must meet the minimum ATAR requirement for your degree in the ATAR examinations.
·       All students must achieve WACE, meet English requirements, and meet any ATAR subject prerequisites.
·       Apply via TISC at any time during the year. Must have a Curtin degree as first preference. You will receive your offer within 1-2 weeks of applying.
Early Offers not available for all courses, please check the website. https://study.curtin.edu.au/undergraduate/early-offers/
Edith Cown University
·       Open to students doing ATAR Pathway / Certificate IV / UniReady.
·       You can apply with your Year 11 report if you did ATAR in Year 11.
·       Apply via TISC and list an ECU degree as your first preference
Further information and a list of eligible courses at: https://www.ecu.edu.au/degrees/early-offer-program
Murdoch University
·       Provide evidence you are on an enabling program such as successfully Certificate IV or UniReady.
·       Provide your Year 11 ATAR results.
·       Provide your Year 12 Semester 1 report, (these results will be used to calculate your predicted ATAR).
·       Conditional on you completing Year 12 for ATAR students and successful completion of UniReady / Certificate IV for non-ATAR students.
·       You can apply direct to Murdoch here https://www.murdoch.edu.au/study/how-to-apply/apply-directly-to-murdoch or apply via TISC. If applying for Veterinary Science you must apply via TISC.
·       You should receive your offer within 2-3 weeks of applying (if successful).
·       Closes 9 December 2022.
·       Further information at https://www.murdoch.edu.au/study/how-to-apply/year-12-early-offer-program
Notre Dame University
·       You can apply for an early offer for any degree.
·       You will need to be taking the ATAR Pathway in Year 12.
·       You will need to provide your Semester 1 Year 12 report.
·       You will be asked for some non-academic information like awards, community service, leadership etc.
·       Offers will be made starting in July 2022.
·       Your early offer might be unconditional (guaranteed) or conditional on certain things. You will be informed of this.
·       If you don’t receive an early offer, your application is automatically considered again at the end of the year so you don’t have to apply twice.
·       Closes Friday 30 September 2022.
·       Further information here: https://www.notredame.edu.au/study/early-offer/early-offer
UWA
·       Minimum predicted ATAR of 80.
·       Unconditional offer if your predicted ATAR (based on your mid-year Year 12 report) meets the necessary ATAR for the degree you are applying for.
·       Conditional offer if your predicted ATAR is not high enough.
·       All students must satisfy UWA’s English requirements and any ATAR subject prerequisite requirements.
·       All students must complete Year 12 with an ATAR.
·       All students must achieve WACE.
·       Students can apply directly to UWA for all degrees excluding Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Podiatric Medicine (applications can be submitted through TISC for these courses).
·       Applications close on Friday 16 December 2022.
·       Further information at https://www.uwa.edu.au/study/how-to-apply/early-offers

Applying for TAFE for 2023

For Year 12 students interested in applying to TAFE for 2023, please note that applications for TAFE courses are currently open. Applications for Semester 1, 2023 will close on Friday 2 December 2022.

Students interested in applying to TAFE can check all TAFE courses here: https://www.fulltimecourses.tafe.wa.edu.au/

Other private (non-TAFE) training courses can be viewed here: https://www.myskills.gov.au/ and here: https://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/

Careers in Building and Construction

Students interested in this area are encouraged to check the Construction Training Fund for lots of useful information about careers in this industry: https://ctf.wa.gov.au/construction-futures

Police Cadet Program

Applications for the WA Police Cadet Program are now open. The Cadet Program is open to all applicants 17 to 19 years of age.  Successful applicants will receive an initial 12 month contract with a competitive salary of $33,211 to $51,498 per year (dependent on age).

Cadets have the opportunity to develop fantastic workplace skills, gaining exposure to a range of policing activities, all within a supportive environment. 

Regional placements at major centres will be considered on a case-by-case basis, however, the majority of placements will be in the metropolitan area.

If you know of someone who would be interested in this opportunity, please encourage them to visit https://www.letsjoinforces.wa.gov.au/join-wa-police/cadet/  or contact Police Recruiting on (08) 9301 9607 for more information. 

Applications close 3 October 2022.

STEM Holiday Program – ECU School of Engineering

27, 28 & 30 September and 4 & 5 October, 9:15am – 3:00pm

One day workshops focusing on Civil Engineering (Bridge Design & Building) and Mechatronics (Automation). Registration closes on 20 September 2022 https://www.trybooking.com/CBUPC

School Leaver Grain Harvest Training

Two and a half day, hands on practical learning experience for students finishing Year 12 in 2022 and looking for post schoolwork. Skills include, GPS training and practice, General farm hand skills, Harvester and chaser bin driving, food and accommodation provided in the price of the course. For more details, https://2workinoz.com.au/farm-skills-training/

Air Force Familiarisation: 15 November. Visit RAAF Base Pearce for one day and learn about the different platforms and facilities that are used to train pilots as well as the wide range of other careers in the Air Force. Applications close 25 September Students can apply here

Acting, music and performance at WAAPA

Become a confident performer through Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Junior Academy for secondary school students. More information can be found via this link https://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/corporate-training-and-short-courses/junior-academy-for-school-aged-students

Scholarship opportunities

Curtin universityhttps://scholarships.curtin.edu.au/
ATAR Achievement Scholarship  details | Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Edith Cowan Universityhttps://www.ecu.edu.au/scholarships/overview
Murdoch Universityhttps://www.murdoch.edu.au/study/scholarships
Notre Dame Universityhttps://www.notredame.edu.au/current-students/opportunities/scholarships
 
Year 12 students may be interested in applying for the Christian Leaders Scholarship, which provides financial assistance throughout a university degree. For further details, please visit: https://ichthys.org.au/wordpress/christian-leaders-scholarship/
UWAhttps://www.uwa.edu.au/study/scholarships/explore

UPCOMING PATHWAY EVENTS 2022

AUGUST
Info Session – ScienceMurdoch2ndwww.murdoch.edu.au/events
Info Session – ArtsMurdoch9thwww.murdoch.edu.au/events
Humanities ShowcaseECU10thhttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=859985
Open DayNotre Dame21sthttps://events.nd.edu.au/OpenDayFreo
Psychology HonoursECU24thhttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=859990
Teacher EducationECU25thhttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=859991
Skillswest Careers & Employment ExpoVarious training providers25th – 27thSkillsWest Careers & Employment Expo (skillswestexpo.com.au)
Year 11 and 12s Engineering showcaseECU31sthttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=888455
SEPTEMBER
Nursing and MidwiferyECU2ndhttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=892605
Science & MathematicsECU6thhttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=860001
WAAPA Production tourECU7thhttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=860003
Medical & Health ServicesECU13thhttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=860007
Computer & Security ScienceECU20thhttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=869969
Business & Law InformationECU20thhttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=860008
Arts InformationECU21sthttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=860010
OCTOBER
Future Student ExpoECU20thhttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=881607
NOVEMBER
WAAPA Production TourECU10thhttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=860041

Important points about Early Offers

  • There is no need to worry if you haven’t applied for an early offer or were unsuccessful in securing one. The standard TISC offer rounds will proceed as usual following the release of results, and there will still be sufficient places available in courses for students who meet the usual entry requirements. Courses will not be prematurely filled by early offers.
  • Students should check the text of their early offer notification carefully and note any requirements that will need to be met at the end of the year, for their early offer to be confirmed.
  • Note that Year 12 is not just about securing easy entry to a particular course or university. It is a vital period of academic skill development and preparation for the increased freedom and academic expectations that come with degree-level study.
  • Even if a student has received and accepted an early offer at a university, they are not “locked in” to that course. The TISC system allows students the freedom to change their mind during the admissions process.

UPCOMING PATHWAYS EVENTS 2022:

ATAR Revision Sessions: ECU, 26 September, Information Expo Tickets, Joondalup Campus, Building 32, Room 101, Joondalup | TryBooking Australia

Future Student Expo: ECU, 20 September, Information Expo Tickets, Joondalup Campus, Building 32, Room 101, Joondalup | TryBooking Australia

WAAPA Production Tour: ECU, November 10, https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=860041

ATAR and Applications Help Day: UWA, 18 and 19 December