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

Careers Information

Notre Dame University   

Future Students 1-on-1 Advice Sessions  
18 - 29 November 2019  
Meet with one of the friendly advisors at Notre Dame who will introduce you to a range of  programmes  and pathways that align with your strengths and interests.  Register here

ATAR Advice Day

Thursday 19 December, 8:30am-2.00pm
Future unknown? If you're not sure of your next steps, chat to advisors and students at Notre Dame about your uni options. General pathway students are also invited to come along and find out more about studying at Notre Dame. You can even apply on the day! Register here

It's not too late to apply to start uni in 2020!
A friendly reminder that for Semester 1, 2020 Notre Dame will consider applicants who have completed the following in Year 12:

  • A Cert IV and ATAR English with a 50% or higher scaled score (or equivalent), for admission to degrees in the  School of Arts & Sciences  and  School of Business
  • An approved university enabling program, for admission to degrees that have a minimum ATAR requirement of 70.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Notre Dame to discuss the best admission pathway for them.

University of Western Australia

Future Students (Undergraduate)

If you have already  submitted an application , call 131 892 and select option 3 to speak to Admissions.

Extended opening hours

The Future Students Centre will be ready to answer all your questions over the holiday break.

  • Thursday 19 December: 8.30am - 5pm
  • Friday 20 December: 8.30am - 5pm
  • Monday 23 December: 8.30am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 24 December: 9am - 4pm
  • Monday 30 December: 9am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 31 December: 9am - 4pm
  • Friday 3 January: 9am - 4pm

From Monday 6 January 2020, normal opening hours will apply from 8.30am - 5.00pm.

SAE Creative Media Institute

Students are invited to visit the SAE Institute Perth campus and get a feel for the courses offered. See demonstrations of current and past student projects from all study areas, including recently published student games, screenings of short films from the animation and film departments, diverse graphic design portfolios, and audio production projects.

Thursday 28 November, 5.00pm - 7.00pm. SAE Institute Perth is located at 116 - 120 Roe St, Northbridge.

TAFE WA | Info Night: Diploma of Screen and Media (Film & TV)

26 November 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at  North Metropolitan TAFE Perth

The need for creative and qualified thinkers in the film and television industry is growing. TAFE's industry standard studios and  professionally-run  productions will give you the most practical experience possible that will prepare you for working in a TV crew or film shoot with confidence.

Attend the free Information Night to speak to experienced lecturers about your 2020 course options and check out the incredible facilities.

Find out more here  

TAFE Applications are open!

Applications are open for Semester 1, 2020 so here is some useful information to help in guiding students on where to go and what to do, to get enrolled for next year.

How to apply

For full-time study , students need to visit  TAFE Admissions and complete an online application. Students will then be required to send in their relevant documentation. They will then receive a Letter of Offer which will invite them to come on campus and enrol (in January 2020). 

UNSW | Physics Online Course

Are you interested in studying physics at University? Start it whilst you are still at school or use it to  reinforce your school studies.

UNSW provides a free, fully online short course covering the basics of physics. From motion to energy, friction to gravity, learn everything you need to know to kickstart your science education.

You can sign up for the course at any time and complete it at your own pace.

Find out more and enrol here  

Years 9 - 10 The Conco Phillips  Science Experience

This is a great opportunity for Year 9/10 students to explore the vast array of science courses and experiences at university, through 4 days of engaging, interactive workshops, lectures and challenges under the guidance of scientists. Students will be able to broaden their experience across fields such as Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Engineering, IT, Mathematics, Forensics, Ecology, Marine Biology and Vet.  
To secure a place and for further information go to:

16-19 December 2019 hosted by Murdoch University.

Academic Task Force 2020

Head Start Programme January 2020 for Years 7 - 12, please click here for further information.

C.A.S Hawker Memorial Scholarship

The C.A.S Hawker Memorial Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia.
Applications open soon, so keep an eye out here for more .

Unwanted Textbooks 

Time to de-clutter! If you have any unwanted textbooks that you haven't already thrown out and would like to recycle them please drop them off to the Senior School reception and a good home will be found for them.

Master Mind Australia

January 2020 Jump-Start Programmes - For all students entering Year 7 – 12 in 2020

NAPLAN -- Study Skills – Essay Writing – Subject Revision & Preparation

The January Preparation Program aims to prepare students for Term 1 (2020) before the academic year begins. The classes will revise those important components from the 2019 syllabus that are vital for success in the new year. The program will also preview what students can expect in their courses in 2020.

Courses will be conducted at:

Hale School - Thursday 16th to Tuesday 21st January, 2020                            

Christ Church Grammar School - Sunday 19th to Friday 24th January, 2020     

For further information please contact Dr. Robert Hallam at Master Mind Australia (08) 9486 1377

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Job Spotlight - Intelligence Security Industry

Intelligence Officers work day and night to help protect Australia's secrets and keep citizens safe. You could be working with computer systems and IT in cyber security, or on the ground with military and police.
If you think you've got what it takes to help keep Australia safe, a career in Intelligence could be right for you.

Intelligence Security Industry

Can you keep a secret? Fancy working in espionage, communication interception, or cryptanalysis? You could be providing early warnings about imminent emergency situations, engaged in crisis management, helping to plan military operations, protecting sensitive information, or working to influence the outcome of important events.

Or maybe you'd just like to be a small cog, providing support within the intelligence networks responsible for keeping Australia safe from military attacks, terrorism, and crime amongst other things.  Either way, a position within the intelligence security industry could be for you.

Careers with the AFP

The Australian Federal Police have opened expressions of interest for entry level jobs starting in 2020.  Register your interest for a career with the AFP

If you are fit, healthy and have a strong sense of justice, you can register your interest in starting your career with the AFP as a Police Officer or Protective Service Officer.

Read more about entry level positions and register here:

Apprenticeship Vacancy – Carpentry

If you know of anyone who is interested in commencing an apprenticeship in Carpentry please contact Mr Frusher either by email or phone 9383 6830.

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser