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Careers In Focus – March Issue

The latest Careers events and opportunities for March.

Training News

College of Electrical
Training Course for Girls
The Department of Training and
Workforce Development has granted the College of Electrical Training Joondalup
campus 16 places to run an all girls Cert II in Electrotechnology
(Pre-Apprenticeship) course through VET in schools.
The course is scheduled to start on March 1. This is a great opportunity
for girls wishing to take that first step towards working in a trade.
Further information can be found on the CET website or
contact Peta O’Day directly.

Pathway to Engineering and Communications

College of Electrical Training has recently signed an MOU with Edith Cowan
University that will provide a pathway into Engineering and
If you
have anyone interested, please contact Peta O’Day adminmanager@cet.asn.au on 0437 425175

Getting an Apprenticeship or Traineeship Advice

Getting an
Australian Apprenticeship is more complex than many people think. Over the next
few months, AATIS will be focussing on the Steps to an Australian
We will be
publishing more articles, sharing great social media posts and launching a
brand new flowchart. To start off, take a look at our relaunched Steps to an
Australian Apprenticeship web pages!
These steps will explain the process of getting an apprenticeship or
traineeship, from the research stage to when the training begins.
For more
information go HERE.

21 March Webinar – Steps To An Australian Apprenticeship

This webinar will
walk you through each of the Steps to an Australian Apprenticeship. We will
explain what each of the steps cover and show you how to find resources to help
you or your clients in finding an apprenticeship or traineeship.
REGISTER NOW  NOTE: This webinar is on at 11am West
Australian time.

 Applications now open! WA Training
Awards 2019

Getting an WA Training Award is a
recognition of excellence and can lead to doors opening, particularly for those
who win the individual awards.

They are now open for 2019. You can learn
more about them HERE.

Year 12


1 March – UCAT Applications Open

Students wishing to apply
for Direct Entry to UWA Medicine or Dentistry or to Curtin Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of
for 202 will need
to do the University Clinical Aptitude TEst

You can find information about the new approach HERE including a lot
of information for potential candidates with special needs. There are practice
tests and resources and clear instructions on what to expect in the test on the
You can find further information HERE.

13 March Murdoch Law and Criminology Open Night

A legal career can open up a world of opportunities: working with
creative artists, dealing with big business, and lobbying for environmental and
social justice. The only uni in Australia to offer Criminology as a degree,
Murdoch also boasts its own state-of-the-art electronic Moot Court.
Time 5.30 – 7.30pm
Register HERE

13 March Notre Dame Thinking Beyond Careers for Parents.

How do we equip
students to navigate a future that hasn’t been dreamt of yet? Through
empowering them with the fundamentals of the timeless art of critical thinking.
We’ll also step you
through the transition from high school to university, our admissions process
and uni student life. This event is for students in Year 10, 11 and 12 and
their parents/guardians.
Time 6pm. Register HERE

18 March UWA Year 12 Course Information Evening

Make the most of
your WACE results. Find out more about:
·features and benefits of UWA’s
course model
·courses and entry requirements;
·maximising your ATAR
·Work Integrated Learning and
student exchange opportunities
·key dates for 2019 and more
You can also talk
directly to faculty specialists, academic teaching staff and current UWA
students.  Register HERE.

Medicine Information Sessions

The medicine information sessions at Notre Dame and Curtin
are always very well attended so it is wise to arrive early to get a good seat.
·       24 March Notre Dame Medicine
Information Session
·       27 March Curtin Medicine Information Session
·       UWA is not having a special
health industry information event this year. People wanting to know about the
changes from UMAT to UCAT should go to the Year 12 Course Information Session on 18 March to ask questions.
You may contact the Medical Admissions Centre for more information on (08) 6488

27 March Murdoch Education Open Night

Inspire the next
generation of students with Murdoch’s Education degree. You’ll develop new ways
of thinking under the guidance of our experienced academics and be able to take
advantage of unique student experiences, admissions pathways, scholarships and study
abroad opportunities.
5.00 – 7.30pm
Register HERE.

Year 12 NEWS

2019 Examination Timetable

The 2019 written ATAR course examinations are
scheduled to run from Wednesday, 30 October to Tuesday, 19 November.
Information about specific course written examinations will become available on
27 May.
The schedule for practical examinations is
already available

TISC Update from the CEO

Each year Wayne
Betts, the head of TISC, speaks at the Notre Dame/Career Development
Association workshop and he always makes regulations and stats interesting.
Key points that I
took from his talk in February were:
·       Students who don’t meet the
English language requirement for university entry can’t be considered in first
round offers.
·       TISC has switched to electronic
documents for information gathering and sharing. This has speeded up its
processes and capacity to consult with universities.
·       There is ongoing work trying to
standardize information and processes across Australia so that students will
have the same application processes in all states and territories.

·       The new Course

site provides information about courses at all Tertiary Admission Centre
institutions. They are trying to make it possible to compare universities and
similar courses at universities. This site will get better over time.
·       There is growing emphasis on
standardizing special consideration
in application processes across universities across Australia.
·       The  focus on ATAR is reducing but uptake of
alternative pathways has plateaued.
·       TISC is producing a series of
online videos which are gradually being added to the TISC site.
·       The 2019 revised TISC Guide is out.
·       Functionality of TISC Site has
been improved as universities now provide predicted ATAR minimum so that it can
be publicized. Students can plug their anticipated ATAR into the TISC site to
see if they have a chance of being offered a place.


1 March National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) 2020 Applications Open

In January 2019, seventy
students from Western Australia attended the National Youth Science Forum.
The aim of the NYSF
is to inspire young Australians to value science and past participants report
that the experience is transformative.
For more
information go HERE.

18 March UWA Course Information Evening for Year 10 – 11

Our free information session will
help make your Year 10 or 11 experience a positive one, even if you’re unsure
of what to study in the future.
You can also talk directly to faculty
specialists, academic teaching staff and current UWA students. 
Go HERE for more
information and to secure your spot.

2019 WACE Manual

You can download a copy of the 2019 WACE Manual HERE.

Year 9 –

8 March Get Real Experience and Try Nursing (GREaT) Work Experience for
Year 10s

Applications close
for the 2019 Get Ready Experience and Try Nursing work experience program on 8
March. The program is conducted in hospitals around Western Australia.
You can find your
more information HERE.

19 March Maths Pathways Information Years 9 – 12

The Maths Association is eager
to showcase career opportunities that you can engage in via maths.

This information session at ECU is for Year 9 – 10 students and parents
AND for Year 11- 12 students who are
already on maths pathways and wondering what opportunities are in front of
Time: 5.30 ECU Mt Lawley Building 3, Room 3.101
For more
information, please click here and Register
your interest HERE

31 March Maths Association Expo

The Maths Association is
running a free event for students and families that aims to encourage love for

There will be lots
of stalls and exhibitors with interactive events designed to engage students as
they learn to play with maths.
Time: 9am – 4pm
Crown Convention
The event is free.
To find out more go

10 April Maths Pathways Evening Years 9 – 12

The Maths
Association is keen to let students know the rich world that opens up for those
who take maths pathways. You can discover what is possible at the Maths
Pathways Information Evening at Murdoch
Time: 5.30 Murdoch
University. Robertson Lecture Theatre, Building 245
Register HERE.

School Based Traineeships in Government

Year 11 students
have the opportunity to undertake paid part-time employment-based training two
days a week.
Upon successful completion of the school-based traineeship,
students will be awarded a Certificate II in Government (Public Administration)
and this will count towards their Western Australian Certificate of Education
While there may not
be a traineeship available, one may be developed in collaboration between a
government department and a school if a student shows interest in a pathway.
To find out more go

Rural Regional and Remote News

North Regional Jobs and Skills Centre Services

The Kimberley now has career
advice and job application help available through the Jobs and Skills Centre in Broome which services through to Fitzroy. Wunan is delivering the Jobs and Skills services
across the North Kimberley.

Jobs and Skills
services are designed to help people to find what career they want to follow,
to gain job application skills and to find out about courses at universities
and at TAFE.
Contact the Broome
Jobs and Skills Centre HERE.

Albany Jobs and Skills Centre officially
South Regional TAFE’s
Albany Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched today by Premier
Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.
The Centre is based
at the Albany TAFE campus. You can contact the Albany Jobs and Skills Centre HERE.

Individual Placement and Support – Albany and Broome

Headspace is to be
the provider of employment placement and support services to people impacted by
mental ill-health.
The trial of the
new services is to be conducted in Albany and in Broome.

Aboriginal News

Mandalah 2020 Scholarships Open

2020 secondary
scholarship applications open
MADALAH is calling
for applications from Indigenous students interested in undertaking their
high-school studies at one of our partner schools.
students should review the selection criteria on the MADALAH website.

Employment Education and Housing graduate named ‘Employee of the

Romesh George completed his Certificate III in Civil
Construction with near perfect attendance and secured permanent employment in
He was recently named 2018 ‘Employee of the Year’ for the
Nyamba Buru Yawuru, Transition to Work Program.

Central Queensland University Indigenous Scholarships and Support

CQU has a $20,000
Indigenous Student Scholarship and a range of other support services available
to Indigenous students. CQU offers most of its courses online with support
centres available around the country. You can find out more about this
scholarship and support services HERE.
Indigenous Careers.gov.au
The Commonwealth Government has created a site with direct
links to jobs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. You can find these
jobs HERE.

Mindaroo Generation One – In School Parent Employment Service

The In-School Parent Employment
Service (IPES) project supports young parents living around the suburb of
Armadale to secure sustainable employment.

For more information go HERE.

Mindaroo Generation One – Indigenous Education Engagement

Our goal is to design, test and scale effective strategies
for communities and governments to support these schools in improving
Indigenous educational outcomes from kindy to year 12.
Join us on this learning journey. Whether you are a teacher,
a principal, a parent, work in a community or government, access to current and
best practice knowledge on how to improve Indigenous education in your
community is critical. For more information go HERE.

with Disability

13 March Mental Health Career
Information Webinar

Career advisors, parents and service providers may
be interested in this webinar which aims to improve awareness of how to support
young people experiencing mental ill health.
Find out more HERE.
to Work Program
The Ticket to Work
prepares young people with disability for the world of work and provides them
with an open employment pathway in their transition from school.
There are two providers
in WA.
·      Edge Employment Solutions   (08 9286 6600)
·      National
Disability Services
9208 9835)

Get Ready for Work and Study

This worksheet is just one of the resources
on the School to Work tab of the National Disability
Coordination Officer Program (NDC0) site
site supports senior students to transition to further education.

International Student

University Foundation Program (UFP)

Canning College and St
Georges Anglican Grammar School
deliver UFP program in Western Australia. The course is designed to
help international students to gain places at Western Australian universities.
You can read more
about the UFP HERE.

Applying for University

The government
Tertiary Information Service Centre (TISC) undertakes a range of services for Western Australian universities.
TISC identifies the
following links to information for international student applicants at:
Curtin University
Future students website
Edith Cowan University
Murdoch University
The University of Western Australia
Future students website