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

Careers Information


WACE Examinations 

Each ATAR course has an ATAR course examination. Students who are enrolled in Year 12 ATAR courses (Units 3 and 4) must sit the ATAR course examination in that course. 

Year 12 Personalised WACE Examination timetables are now available on the SCSA website These contain the date/time and location of each exam, both Written and Practical. students and parents should check it carefully and let Peter Frusher know if there are any discrepancies. This needs to be downloaded, printed and taken with them to each exam as proof of their identity. I suggest they put it in their blazer pocket as they are required to wear their blazer to each exam unless they have an exam at another location other than Scotch whereupon they will wear smart casual clothing. 

Please remember that failure to attend an exam due to misreading a timetable is not an acceptable reason. 

Should you have any questions, see Mr Frusher. 


If a student's performance in a WACE examination is affected by a temporary sickness, non-permanent disability or unforeseen misadventure suffered immediately before or during the examination period OR a student is prevented from attending an examination due to illness or misadventure, a SICKNESS/MISADVENTURE APPLICATION FORM can be obtained from Mr Frusher or downloaded from the SCSA website for completion and forwarding to School Curriculum & Standards Authority. There is a long list of reasons that will not be accepted by School Curriculum & Standards Authority but if a student is unsure, he can to check with Mr Frusher. 

Examination Rules of Conduct 

The rules for conduct of the Authority examinations are published in the Year 12 Information Handbook, which is available for download from the Authority website at It is the responsibility of all candidates to ensure that they understand all instructions relating to the examinations. 

Centrelink – Introduction to Student Payments 

Watch the intro to student payments video for an overview of the financial support we have for students.  

Year 12 ATAR Geography Exam Seminar 

The Geographical Association of Western Australia presents an opportunity for some extra help with your ATAR Geography Examination. A team of Senior Geography Teachers will provide presentations focusing on typical ATAR Examination questions, and how to deconstruct questions and plan suitable answers. 

Find out more: 

Saturday 21 September | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm 

University of Notre Dame Fremantle 

32 Mouat Street   
Fremantle, WA Australia 


Notre Dame University 

Future students can meet with an Advisor for a 1-on-1 Advice Session from 16-25 September or check out the video from the How to Apply - Online Info Night on Facebook. 

The Prospective Students Office will also be open until 7pm, Monday-Thursday from 16-26 September and from 9:30am-1:30pm on Saturday 21 September. 

 For any other questions or application help, feel free to a call 08 9433 0533 or email  

UWA Conservatorium of Music – Auditions for 202 Entry 

22 September 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AND Monday 25 November 2019 

UWA Conservatorium of Music, Crawley 

Auditions are now open to study at the UWA Conservatorium of Music!  

UWA's flexible, innovative course structure gives you the opportunity to tailor your study pathway and achieve your unique goals. 

You can choose to specialise in performance, composition, musicology or electronic music – or you can choose to combine music with other study areas, giving many choices of career! 

The four majors offered at the UWA Conservatorium of Music are: 

  • Music Specialist Studies
  • Music Studies
  • Music General Studies
  • Electronic Music and Sound Design (no audition required) 

Applicants looking to major in Music General Studies, Music Studies and/or Music Specialist Studies at the University of Western Australia must pass an audition (in addition to fulfilling the standard University entrance requirements). The required standard is around AMEB grade 5 for Music Studies/Music General Studies and grade 7 for Music Specialist Studies (or equivalent level). 

Domestic applicants should also apply to UWA, online, through TISC. 

Find out more:  
University of Melbourne  

Interstate Student Information 

The final information day for interstate students will be held during the Term 3 school holidays. The program has been designed to cover their specific needs and will cover the application process, scholarships, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. The program does not include course presentation or detailed course information. Participants will have the opportunity to ask current University of Melbourne students who have come from interstate about their experience and how they managed the transition. The program will also include lunch, a campus tour and a residential college tour, with the option to visit at least two more residential colleges. The Interstate Student Information Day is not an Open Day, but a structured program designed for Year 11 and 12 domestic interstate students and a guest. Places are limited, and only one person (parent or guardian) will be permitted with each prospective student's registration. Registrations are required. Once confirmation of the registration is received students can book their flights and accommodation.  

When: Friday 4 October Time: 8.30am-6.00pmWhere: Parkville campus Morning tea and lunch provided 


C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship 

The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is awarded to Australian students, usually those entering their first year of university. It is awarded based on personal qualities, demonstrated leadership and academic ability. The 2020 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship opens on Monday 9th December 2019 and will close on Wednesday 8th January 2020. 

Aviation Careers 

The 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: 

Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program 

Want to be a pilot? A cadet Pilot program, like this one from Jetstar, can help you complete your training and move into a career with an airline.  

Applications close 30 September, so find out what's involved here.    

Emirates Career Open Day – Perth 

21 September 2019, 9:00 am - 21 September 2019, 9:00 am 

Duxton Hotel, St Georges Terrace 

Emirates invites aspiring cabin crew to attend any of their open day events. Join their international team of cabin crew and see where your journey takes you. 

Find out more: 

Mr Peter Frusher 
Careers Advisor