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Careers Information

Year 12 Information

WACE Examination - 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.

TISC Applications

All Year 12 students who are applying for university entrance in 2018 have been given the 2018 TISC Guide. This book contains important information about applying to university, enrolments and deferrals, applying to interstate universities and course codes and descriptions and much more for all courses at West Australian universities (except Notre Dame). Mr Frusher has 'walked' students through this book but if there are any queries then please contact him on 9383 6830 or by email

Please ensure that this book is kept in a safe place until your student is enrolled at a university for 2018. Note that all applications for Western Australian university entry in 2018 (except Notre Dame) must be made on-line by accessing the TISC website at and that applications are now open until Friday, September 29 2017, after such time a late fee of $155 will apply.

Notre DameUniversity applications are also now open but will require a written application. All Year 12 students have been given the 2018 Undergraduate Course Guide for Notre Dame that has the application form enclosed. If students have applied through the Early Offer Program to Notre Dame they do not have to submit another application. The Early Offer application will carry over.

Revision Courses

Year 12 Exam Boost Seminars at Churchlands Senior High School commenced on Saturday 2 September and will run through to Sunday 28 October 2017.

The courses will be held at Churchlands Senior High School but are open to all students.

The six hour ATAR Exam Boost Seminars will inspire and build students' confidence before their upcoming exams. Students will receive targeted exam advice, tips and preparation, including strategies and problem solving methods to boost exam performance. Students will gain insights from an experienced exam marker on what examiners look for in student's answers and receive feedback on their work.

The seminars offer your students excellent preparation for their Mock and final ATAR exams.

The following courses will be available: View online timetable

Term 3 Dates


Saturday 9 September

Chemistry Year 12 ATAR

Politics and Law Year 12 ATAR

Saturday 16 September

Human Biology Year 12 ATAR

Saturday 23 September

Modern History Year 12 ATAR

Physics Yr 12 ATAR

Term 4 Dates


Saturday 14 October

Acc. & Finance Year 12 ATAR

Human Biology Year 12 ATAR

Maths Methods Year 12 ATAR

Saturday 21 October

English Year 12 ATAR

Literature Year 12 ATAR

Physics Year 12 ATAR

Saturday 28 October

Chemistry Year 12 ATAR

Psychology Year 12 ATAR


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 4 December 2017 and will close on Friday 5 January 2018.

Defence Civilian Undergraduate Scholarship

Open to aspiring university students who wish to pursue a degree through the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA).

There are no military service obligations or requirements. This is a sponsorship for civilian students.

Applications are open from 4 September and will close 28 September 2017.

Contact: or call (02) 6127 3103.

The degree disciplines available in 2018 are:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Aeronautical and Civil) (4 years)
  • Bachelor of Computing and Cyber Security (3 years)

SAE Institute Scholarship Program

Applications close 30 October

SAE Creative Media Institute offers scholarships to outstanding creative media applicants. SAE Scholarships are awarded to recognise creative talent coupled with academic excellence and outstanding leadership.

UWA Design School

The University of Western Australia's School of Design is once again running a design studio during the January 2018 vacation for school students.

The focus will be a small-scale design project and students don't need any prior knowledge or artistic skills to participate in the studio. They will get a feel for what it is like to study design at UWA and develop new skills under the guidance of university staff.

Activities on offer during the studio include:

  • An introduction to the latest computer modelling and rendering programs
  • Talks by architects, landscape architects and visual artists
  • Model making and drawing classes
  • Meet with current design students at UWA
  • A site visit
  • An exhibition of all the students' work at the culmination of the studio\

The studio website is:

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

The Engineering Institute of Technology

EIT is a college dedicated to world-class education in engineering and to you as a learner. Like Australian universities they offer Australian accredited Bachelor of Science degrees across four streams of engineering. In this world of rapidly changing technology their qualifications are inspired and driven by industry to prepare students for an exciting career in engineering. For more information go to:

Vantage Automotive 2018 Apprenticeships - Applications Open

Vantage Automotive Pty Ltd is a major provider of Government funded vocational learning and outsourced services to major vehicle manufacturers with an extensive client list across Australia. Applications are now being sought from students that are interested in a career within the automotive industry as an Automotive Technician or Parts Interpreter. Both male and female candidates from all over Australia are invited to apply for the Automotive Modern Apprenticeship Program and, if selected, will be offered full time employment at a dealer close to their home and flown to Sydney for block training.  This is a funded program with minimal cost to the student.

Trades Open Night North Metro TAFE

The Automotive and Engineering Departments at North Metropolitan TAFE are holding a Trades Open Night at their Midland campus, 6.00pm - 7.30pm, Monday 18 September.

The Open Night is targeted at;

• Students interested in exploring an Automotive or Engineering career

• Students interested in enrolling in Automotive or Engineering qualifications in 2018.

At the Open Night students can view the training facilities, meet the trainers, find out about qualifications offered and ask questions. VET Coordinators, Career Counsellors, Design & Technology Teachers and interested students and their families, are encouraged to attend.

Gap Medics International Medical Work Experience

Shadow doctors, nurses, midwives or dentists in hospital for 1 - 8 weeks.

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser