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

Careers Information 

Year 12 Parents and Students  

School Curriculum & Standards Authority Information  

Year 12 WACE and IB Diploma final examination timetables have been released.  

WACE (ATAR)  timetables can be accessed via the SCSA (School Curriculum & Standards Authority) website: . All Year 12 WACE students should by now have read the on-line Year 12 Informati on publication and be aware of  the requirements to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and for sitting ATAR course examinations. These requirements are listed in the  Year 12 Information Handbook  which is available on the Authority website at .  Students should have also completed the on-line Student Declaration which will allow them to access their personalised WACE examination timetable when they are released later this year.  

IB Diploma  students have been given their exam schedule, their candidate number and their PIN code for accessing results by Mr Scaife.  

Please ensure that both you and your son are both aware of this information and if you have any questions, check the respective websites or contact Michael Scaife for IB Diploma enquiries or Peter  Frusher  for WACE enquiries.   

TISC (Tertiary Institutions Service Centre) Information  

Applications for further study at either TAFE or University have  NOT  been requested by the respective tertiary institutions at this stage. In August students will be given the  2020 TISC Guide that will outline all the procedures and dates that are relevant to the university application process and beyond. Mr  Frusher  will also be talking to the students as a group and explaining the TISC Guide, together with the application process. In August/September, Mr  Frusher  will be conducting one-on-one interviews with all Year 12 students to discuss applications and to offer advice. If applications have been submitted by this time, they are still able to be adjusted for several months.  

At this stage of the year all Year 12 students should have obtained a prospectus containing information on all courses offered by each of the WA Universities. Additional copies are available from Mr  Frusher . Following on from the Scotch Careers Expo, students are encouraged to attend university and TAFE Open Days throughout July/August.  

For information on interstate and overseas universities check the relevant websites or contact Mr  Frusher  who will be able to assist.  

As a parent, what can your son and you do together?  

  • Discuss various courses in the prospectuses that may be of interest to your son  
  • Gather more information by visiting university websites, or requesting further information from universities    
  • Attend university Open Days that are advertised in each prospectus and in this newsletter  

University of Notre Dame  1-on-1 Course Advice Sessions  

8 July 2019 - 12 July 2019, appointments 9.00am-6.30pm   
Prospective Students Office, 23 High St, Fremantle 

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 right degree for you.  

Appointments from 9.00am- 6.30pm  

Find out more:  https://www.notredame .  

A Day in the Life of a Notre Dame Student (for Year 10, 11 and 12 students)  
Get a taste of university life and explore our degrees! Take part in lectures and activities, meet current students and academics, and check out the facilities with a campus tour.  
19 July 2019, 9.30am - Register here    


Scholarship applications to most universities are now open and students need to start preparing their applications as soon as possible. Scholarships information can be accessed on individual university websites and also by contacting Mr  Frusher  at Scotch. There are many different scholarships available with different criteria attached to each. Applications for scholarships are made direct   to the university concerned but some are made via a nomination by Scotch and students will be notified of these in the near future.  

University of New South Wales - Canberra  

  • ADFA Trainee Officers  study Arts, Business, Computing and Cyber Security, Engineering, Science, or Technology degrees (while receiving military training and subsidised accommodation and living costs)  
  • Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship students  study Computing and Cyber Security or specialist Engineering degrees in Aeronautical, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical (with full tuition fee scholarships and stipends)  
  • Non-Defence Undergraduate students  study specialist Engineering degrees in Aeronautical, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical or Engineering / Science double degrees (with paid work experience opportunities).  

All students are provided with a unique study experience, access to custom-built facilities and resources, outstanding industry networks, and graduate with a degree from one of the top universities in the world.  

Find out more -    

The University of Melbourne New Scholarship  

Melbourne National Merit Scholarship will offer a one-off allowance of $8000 to talented students who achieve an ATAR of 99 .00- 99.85 from Australian states other than Victoria, to assist with the cost of moving to study in Melbourne. Students will additionally be offered accommodation for the first year of study.  

Further information is available at: .    

A Day in the Life of a Doctor – Medicine Experience Day, Perth  

27 July 2019, 9.00am-1.30pm  

Are you considering studying medicine in Australia?  

Come and see what it’s really like to be a medical student at  MedView’s  Medicine Experience Day.  

Designed f or high-school and university students interested in medicine, this is a unique opportunity to learn valuable medical and surgical skills, speak 1-on-1 with doctors and medical students, and put yourself on a path to a successful career as a doctor.  

Find out more:  

FREE PARENT SEMINARS: Complete Guide to Successful Medical/Dent al School Entry (for Year 11 and below )  

Thi s parents-only seminar is a two  hour session that covers  all aspects of medical and dental entry  (especially UCAT, interview, medical applications, and the academic challenges of Year 12), as well as a quick overview of medicine as a profession. The seminar will be more than an informative session, as Michael Tsai ( iCanMed's  co-founder) will be sharing insights gathered from his last  eleven  years of working with thousands of students regarding the student mentality, the role of parents, and the ideal  preparation timeline . Michael will introduce this preparation timeline by explaining what each medical entrance assessment requires, the do's and don'ts of preparation, and common misconceptions.  

Sunday,  28  July 2019  
1. 00 pm - 3.0 0 pm  
Perth Modern School  

Click the link below for a full event description and free ticket.  


Apprenticeships for 20 20     

Many large organisations are recruiting now for apprenticeships commencing in 2020. Check out the Job Search sites or Google 2020 apprenticeships.  

Rio Tinto Apprenticeships - 2020 Intake Applications Open July  

Applications are now open for Rio Tinto's incredible apprenticeship programme. If students are interested, they are encourage d  to do their research and start putting their documents together to apply.  

The four year programme offers qualifications in the following areas - electrician, heavy duty diesel mechanic, mechanical fitter and light vehicle maintenance.  

Applications will be advertised here -    

Hutton &  Northey  Sales Apprenticeship Intake 2020  

Every year Hutton &  Northey  Sales offer a number of four year  Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanical  apprenticeships in the Central/Eastern  Wheatbelt .  

Further information can be  found at   or by contacting the HR department via email   or (08) 9041 1077.  

Jobs & Skills WA Job Board  

A fantastic resource for job and apprenticeship seekers.  

Mr Peter  Frusher  
Careers Adviser