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

Careers Information

Careers Expos

The first Careers Expo for 2018 will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 17-20 May from 10.00am - 4.00pm each day. For more information This free event will include both tertiary education and vocational training opportunities with a huge variety of universities and other tertiary institutions from WA and across the country and VET specialists in everything from plumbing and painting, personal training, multimedia design, aviation and many more.

The annual Scotch College Combined Schools Careers Expo will be held in the Dickinson Centre on Wednesday 13 June 2018 from 5.00pm - 7.00pm. Students in Year 10, 11 and 12 are invited to attend this Expo that will have representatives from all Western Australian universities and TAFE Colleges, Eastern States universities and many other private providers.

Year 12 Career Focus Breakfasts

Each year Old Scotch Collegians sponsor Career Focus Breakfasts where OSC members from various career areas attend a breakfast to talk about what their career involves, how they got there and offer to some helpful advice. These breakfasts occur each Tuesday in June from 7.15am - 8.25am at the Boarding House dining room annexe.

Year 12 students may attend as many breakfasts as they wish providing they have an interest in the career areas being offered on that day. To register for a breakfast, they need to complete the flyer emailed to them and return it to me. Please note that there will be a limit on numbers for each breakfast. Students from previous years have gained interesting career information, tips on appropriate university courses and have made a start to their networking contacts.

Please encourage your son to register for one or more of these breakfasts.

University Information

Curtin Psychology Info Session

Tuesday 15 May, 6.30pm - Curtin Medical School

Our psychology information evening and webinar provides a great opportunity to speak to the experts about your study options. Register online to attend.

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Curtin Medical Radiation Science Info Session

Wednesday 16 May, 4.00pm

This information session will provide prospective students with detailed information about Medical Radiation Science courses, fees, admission requirements and much more.

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Murdoch University -Law & Criminology Information Evening

Here how the Murdoch Law School provides students with real-world practical experience and unrivalled support and flexibility.

Wednesday 23 May, 6.00pm - 7.30pm at Murdoch Campus

Register at:

Monash University Information Evening in Perth

Monday 21 May, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Novotel Langley, 221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth

Register at:

Notre Dame University

You and your students will be able to find all there is to know about Notre Dame's programmes, events and how to apply direct in the dedicated future students section of the site -

Year 10 Parent Information Evening and Pizza Night

Are you currently in Year 10 and trying to choose subjects for next year? Well grab your parents and come along to the ECU Year 10 Pizza Night!

If you don't know what subjects to pick next year or you just want to find out about university and the courses we offer, this is a great opportunity to have a chat with our friendly Student Recruitment Team over pizza!

Edith Cowan University

Mount Lawley Campus

When: Thursday, 24 May at 6:00pm

WAAPA Production Tour

Mount Lawley Campus
Thursday, 24 May at 6:00pm

Register here

US & UK Universities Info Session - Crimson Education

May 21, Mt Claremont

The top universities in the US and UK are within your reach! Come along to our event and find out 'Everything You Need to Know About US & UK Universities'. MHS members receive free tickets at the link!

Register here.


UWA Fogarty Scholarship Program

There are 10 scholarships on offer to Year 12 WA high school students.

The UWA Fogarty Scholarship Program is enriching our community by investing in exceptional young people who use their skills, abilities and commitment to lead positive change in our community, State and nation.

Each scholarship is valued at $10,000.

Applications close in May 2018

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Study Abroad Scholarship

Apply for Crimson Education's first Study Abroad Scholarship! The student with the most outstanding application will win an extensive mentoring package connecting you to a team of five to eight mentors from the world's top universities and $500 cash to get you closer than ever to your dream university.

Applications close June 1

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Woodside Indigenous Scholarships

Developed by Woodside Energy Ltd in conjunction with Curtin University to encourage and support Indigenous students to consider a career in science and engineering or a discipline aligned to Woodside's business needs. Indigenous candidates from the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of Western Australia are encouraged to apply.

Up to two scholarships will be offered to undergraduate Indigenous students who will be or are currently enrolled full-time in an eligible course at Curtin.

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Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Thiess 2018 Mid Year Apprentice Intake

Working with experienced colleagues at various Thiess projects, our four-year structured Apprenticeship Program will offer you the chance to participate in training towards a nationally recognised trade qualification.

You will need to be self-motivated, conscientious and committed to developing a career for yourself in the resources industry. A mature attitude is essential and you must be willing to learn new skills and accept direction.

Thiess Apprentices have all of their college fees and associated costs covered by Thiess and are supplied with full PPE and a uniform.

Locations - Fly In Fly Out From Perth WA

  • Solomon
  • Christmas Creek
  • Leinster/ Rocky's Reward

Apply now

Good Universities Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Read the guide

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser