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

Careers Information

Year 12 Information

2018 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.

University Information

Curtin STEM Outreach – Year 11 & 12 Focus on Mining Camp

November 26 – 30 Curtin University, Bentley

Do you want to feel the rumble of dump trucks and a distant explosion, inspect an operational mine site, rub shoulders with industry professionals and learn about the role of science and mathematics in the mining industry?

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University of Notre Dame – 1 on 1 Advice Sessions - WA

September 17 – 26 Fremantle Campus

Considering your University options but unsure of the right degree for you? Our 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.

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Murdoch University – Undergraduate Scholarships

If you're eligible for a scholarship, you will receive a payment to help support your study. It's not a loan so it doesn't need to be repaid. Most scholarships are not intended to be used to pay tuition fees but can help to cover university costs such as books, living expenses and transport.

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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.

Australian National University

On Tuesday 16 October, ANU will be hosting a public information session for prospective students, their friends and families. The primary purpose of this presentation is to discuss the changes to admissions at ANU from 2020, however current year 12 students are also very welcome to attend as there will also be general ANU information and an opportunity for a Q&A.

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 5.30pm at Novotel Perth Langley.

Please register on this link for the public event:

UNSW CO-OP Scholarships

Students considering UNSW as a study option in 2019 are invited to submit a scholarship application before 28 September 2018.


The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne would like to invite students to attend their Information Day for interstate students at their Parkville campus on Friday 5 October 8.30am – 6.00pm (allow for 3.30pm finish if you don't wish to tour additional accommodation options). The day will focus on aspects of the university that are of greater concern to interstate students such as the application process, scholarships, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. The program will also include a campus tour followed by a free lunch at one of the residential colleges and a college tour. Optional additional accommodation tours will take place after the official program has ended at 3:30pm.

Date: Friday 5 October 2018

Location: University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010


UWA School of Design Holiday Workshops

Love drawing, making, designing things? Interested in shaping the future of our environments?

Curious about what it would be like to study architecture, fine arts, landscape architecture, or history of art at UWA?

Register for one or more of the interactive sessions with School of Design staff.

The week will conclude with an exhibition of work produced by workshop participants. Unless otherwise noted, workshops are suitable for ages 13 and up.

Drawing foundations and experimental drawing

Architecture through model making

Product Design and Making

Wear your own DNA

The story art of the graphic novel

How to change the world through exciting careers in the Arts

Landscapes for the future

Register online: 


Phone:                          6488 2582


Preparing your US or UK Uni Application Session

20 September, 6.00pm West Perth

Come to this information evening where experts from Crimson Education will take you through what US or UK college admission officers are looking for and where you could make last minute improvements.

We will draw on our database of our 133 Ivy League and 38 Oxford / Cambridge admits to analyse college admission strategy, essays and more.

Register here - Tickets are free using the unique MHS code, here.

Defence Force Australia – Trade Careers Info Session

September 13, Perth

Want to learn a trade? Or maybe you're already qualified? Either way, the Australian Defence Force provides great career opportunities for trades.

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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.

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MPA Skills offers Pre-Apprenticeships for both Painting and Plumbing

A Pre-Apprenticeship course will give a student a true insight in to the industry they are considering. This is the first step to gaining a full-time apprenticeship and demonstrates to a potential employer that a candidate has a real idea of what the job is about and what is expected of them.

The units completed on the pre-apprenticeship will be credited against the training completed in your first year of your apprenticeship. MPA Skills will direct you in securing your work experience placement, which forms part of the 'job hunting' training each student receives.

MPA aim to make apprentices employable which could ultimately lead to employment by their own Apprentice Employment division for a number of successful candidates.

Please click on the Pre Apprenticeship you are interested in below for more information and to enrol:

For more information

Tel: (08) 9471 6600 (reception) Mob: 0407 475 582 Fax: (08) 9471 6601

Email:  Website:

Apprenticeship Opportunities

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

MEGT Australian Apprenticeship Support Network

What do I do if I don't want to go to university??

Students looking for a more hands-on approach to higher learning – or who just want to start earning but also want to get a qualification under their belt – an apprenticeship or traineeship might just be the way to go.

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

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser