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

Careers Information


Thank you to all the students and parents who attended the Scotch College Combined Schools Careers Expo last Wednesday to make it a very successful events with very positive feedback from the institutions and organisations that attended. Comments included: 'focussed students', 'inquisitive and asked great questions', 'polite', 'love attending this expo' If you were unable to attend and your son is still seeking career and course information, the university and TAFE Open days commence in July. Mr Frusher is also available for further studies and career advice.

Curtin - Sunday 21 July

ECU - Sunday 28 July (Joondalup Campus)

Murdoch - Sunday 28 July

UWA - Sunday 4 August             

ECU (WAAPA) - Sunday 11 August (Mt Lawley Campus)

Notre Dame - Sunday 11 August



Notre Dame University Early Offer Programme 2020

The University of Notre Dame Australia's Early Offer Programme makes early offers to Year 12 students who have demonstrated academic excellence and are making a significant contribution to their school, community or church. Students who have a predicted ATAR of 93+ for Law & Physiotherapy or 90+ for all other courses are encouraged to apply for this early offer by contacting Mr Frusher at Scotch College. If a student is successful and accepts the Early Offer, it in no way prohibits them from applying and accepting an offer from another university.

Applications are now open and close on Wednesday, 31 July, 2019. Offers will be made in September, 2019.

A Day in the Life of a Notre Dame Uni Student

Friday 19 July: 9.00am – 2.30pm (Year 12 students are invited to an optional application workshop from 2.30 – 3pm)

Year 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to Notre Dame's Fremantle Campus for A Day in the Life of a University Student to experience what student life at Notre Dame is really like! Visit the campus, take part in lectures and activities, enjoy a tour of our town university, and meet current students and academics.

Curtin University

Scholarships for students considering enrolling at Curtin University in 2020 open on 21st July 2019 (Curtin Open Day).

There are a number of scholarships available to support students from all backgrounds to realise their potential.

For further information, please visit


Arts Management and Live Production Information Evening

Thursday 20 June 2019 6.00pm

Mt Lawley Campus

Register here. 

Murdoch University  Business Open Night

A Murdoch degree is where business, commerce and entrepreneurship intersect with politics, security and sustainability. Murdoch courses will kickstart your career - whether that's starting your own business, helping corporations become more sustainable, or working to minimise threats to our security.

Wednesday 19 June 2019  6.00-7.30pm

Book now

BHP Apprenticeship Program 2020 | WAIO & Nickel West

BHP are seeking diverse and talented 1st year applications for their 2020 Apprenticeship Program across BHP's WA Iron Ore and Nickel West operations. For commencement in early 2020, they are offering a number of Residential and Fly-In-Fly-Out opportunities across our Perth, Pilbara & Goldfield Operations in Western Australia.

Nationally Accredited Trade Certificates being offered in 2020 may include:

  • Heavy Duty Diesel Fitting (Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology)
  • Electrical (Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician)
  • Fixed Plant Mechanical Fitting (Certificate III in Engineering –Mechanical Trade)
  • Automotive Electrician (Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology)
  • Refrigeration Technician (Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration/Air Conditioning)
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic (Cert III in Heavy Diesel - Automotive)
  • Communications Technician (Cert III in Electronics and Communications)
  • Plumbing (Certificate III in Plumbing)

Submit your application here by July 7th 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

  Qantas Group Pilot Academy

Estimates suggest that 790,000 more pilots will be required globally over the next 20 years. To meet this growing demand, Qantas Group will be opening their Pilot Academy in Toowoomba in September.

The Qantas Group Pilot Academy aims to produce industry-ready pilots with a strong focus on safety and quality of training, delivered in an inclusive and supportive environment. Training will be facilitated by Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) with support from the Qantas Group to provide an outstanding student experience.

Qantas will also be offering a scholarship program to make a number of grants available. These range from covering the cost of accommodation through to full training.

If you're born to fly and serious about a career in aviation, applications for the first intake are now open.

Find out more and apply here.

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser