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

Careers Information

Year 12 Parents and Students 

Year 12 WACE and IB Diploma examination timetables have been released and are attached to this edition of Thistle. These attachments also contain additional important information  in regard to  the respective examinations. Please ensure that both you and your son are 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.

2019 Year 12 ATAR course written examinations timetable 

2019 examination schedule Diploma Programme and IB Career-related Programme

TISC Online  is now open and students can explore this website and are able to enter their preferences for university studies in 2020. All Year 12 students will receive a copy of the 2020 TISC Guide that will outline all the procedures and dates that are relevant to the university application process and beyond. In August/September, Mr  Frusher  will be conducting one-on-one interviews with all Year 12 students to discuss applications and to offer advice. Even if applications have been submitted, they are still able to be adjusted for several months.

At this stage of the year all Year 12 students should have received a Prospectus from each of the WA Universities via the Careers Expo or Mr  Frusher  and a Year 12 WACE Information Handbook (on-line at Schools Curriculum & Standards Authority - ). Following on from the Scotch Careers Expo, students are encouraged to attend university and TAFE Open Days throughout August/September.

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

TISC Information 

Semester One 2020 Applications open on Monday 5 August. Student will receive the TISC Guide and personalised letters in the coming week. The application fee for current WACE and IB students is $40 until 30 September. After this date, a late application fee of $160 will apply.

Results and ATARs will be available online from Thursday 19 December 2019.

First round offers will available from Monday 23 December 2019 with another major round of offers being available from Thursday 16 January 2020. Most Year 12 students will get an offer in the December round. Those waiting on their  final results , (IB students) or those who need to sit a second chance English test will get an offer in the January round. Universities will make sure that there are places available in all courses in both offer rounds. No student will be disadvantaged by these changes to offer dates.

For further information go to the TISC website: .

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
  • Be positive; don't panic (yet) and communicate with as many people as possible

Notre Dame University Open Day 
Sunday 11 August from 10.00am – 4.00pm    

Curtin University – Law Information Evening 
28 August, 2019  
Interested in a career in Law?   Attend the information evening at the Curtin Law School Perth city campus to find out more about studying Law at Curtin.  T his evening will provide you with an opportunity to experience the teaching facilities and ask any questions you might have.  
Find out more -  

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 - .  

Medical School Admissions Seminar FREE EVENT! 
Saturday 31  August 2018 1.00pm – 3. 00pm  
Fremantle, venue TBC  

This presentation is also based around answering key questions including:  

  • Why choosing a career in Medicine might be right for you
  • Advice and information on applying to direct-entry Australian Medical Schools
  • Requirements for admission into Medicine (ATAR, UMAT, Interview etc.)
  • Information on interview systems across different Australian Medical Schools
  • Insights into the academic life of a Medical student

Find out more - 

WA Police Force are Recruiting 
22 August – Information Session  

Joining the WA Police Force as a Recruit is an exciting, life-changing decision. If you've got enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and a passion for protecting your community, you are all set for a highly challenging and incredibly rewarding career.   You must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Australian Resident, hold a current manual 'C' class Motor Driver's Licence or equivalent and be at least 18 years of age.  

Apply here -  

Defence Force Australia  
7 August – Careers Information Sessions  

Find out more -  

Scholarship Opportunity (Pilots of Tomorrow)  

The Company of Air Pilots and Flight Experience are offering scholarships to students in Year 10, 11 and 12 who may be interested in a career as an airline pilot. Applications are now open and will close on 14 September.  

For more information go to:    

Skills West Careers Expo 

This is the final careers expo for 2019 and will feature tertiary, skills training and jobs.  

16- 18 August 2019,  Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre – free entry  "" ﷟HYPERLINK "" ﷟HYPERLINK ""  

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Royal Lifesaving Society WA 

Students who may be looking for employment as a Swimming Instructor or a Pool Lifeguard can access the website below to gain the necessary qualifications.  

For full course details please visit the AUSTSWIM website:  

MASTER MIND AUSTRALIA - Master Classes Term 3 ATAR Subjects - For all students Years 7 to 12

Mr  Peter  Frusher     
Careers Advisor