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Notre Dame University

Medicine Info Session

Sunday 22 March - 12:45pm for a 1.00pm presentation

Interested in studying Medicine at Australia's leading university for Medicine? Find out all you need to know about Notre Dame’s Doctor of Medicine and Pre-Medicine Certificate programs including how to apply and important dates. You will also hear from current students and take a tour of our School of Medicine's facilities.  

School of Medicine (ND35), The University of Notre Dame Australia, 38/40 Henry St, Fremantle

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Murdoch University

18 March 2020 - Business Open Night  
A Murdoch degree is where business, commerce and entrepreneurship intersect with politics, security and sustainability. These 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.  
1 April 2020 - Humanities and Social Sciences Open Night  
A Murdoch Arts degree can help you to make a real difference to communities around the world. Murdoch boasts extensive internship opportunities, a new Global Security course and a selection of successful Alumni contacts which will transform you into a skilled communicator and creative thinker.

For more information and to register:


Course Information Evening: Year 10-12 students

Monday 30 March 2020   
4.30pm – 6.00pm: Interactive faculty course expo – speak directly to faculty specialists, academic teaching staff and current students.   
6.00pm – 8.00pm: Information presentation, followed by presentations from each faculty.

Bookings at:

Years 10, 11 and 12 – Individual Advisory Sessions

During the upcoming school holidays, UWA will be holding Individual Advisory Sessions for Year 12 students on 15-16 April and for Year 10 - 11 students on 22-23 April. This is the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about: 

  • UWA courses 
  • Entry requirements 
  • Subject selection advice 
  • The ATAR process 
  • The UWA student experience 

Bookings are essential due to a limited number of sessions.  Parents/guardians are welcome to attend. 

  • The Circle Room, Reid Library 
  • 15 & 16 April 2020

  • The Circle Room, Reid Library 
  • 22 & 23 April

Registrations for 2020 UCAT are now open

UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) is required for all Year 12 students who are considering studying Medicine in 2021 

To make your registration as easy as possible, click the button below for: 

  • INSTRUCTIONS on how to register (there are only 3 steps!) 
  • IMPORTANT LINKS (e.g. applying for a concession discount) 
  • MUST-KNOW ADVICE about which date to choose (and how to change dates if needed) 
  • MASSIVE DISCOUNTS on UCAT prep materials


University of Western Australia Fogarty Foundation Scholarship

Applications are now open for this prestigious award which has been established to provide senior secondary students with an opportunity to undertake a cycle 1 undergraduate degree course and then a cycle 2 postgraduate degree by coursework at the University. The scholarship is intended for students who show significant academic potential, together with leadership ability and other outstanding achievements throughout Year 11 and 12.

Closing date:  25 May 2020 for Year 12 students commencing in 2021.

Apply Now >>

Australian National  University Tuckwell  Scholarship 

Every year, the ANU offers 25 students from around Australia a scholarship of over $21,000 per year for up to five years of undergraduate study. The Tuckwell Scholarship is one of Australia’s most valuable scholarships, both monetarily, and in terms of the support and opportunities offered to scholars whilst at the ANU.

Visit   for more information about the application process and how to apply.

WA Farmers to Employment

Are you a young person and enjoy agricultural technology? The farm mechanisation industry needs you!

Make a  3 day investment in your future by joining the WA FARMERS  BOOTCAMP TO EMPLOYMENT AT MURESK.

What will you do at WA Farmers Bootcamp?

Fly a drone

Operate precision control technology

Learn about machinery application for agronomy

Apply  data based  decision making

Kick start your career

Obtain a graded skills passport

Hear from Ag machinery and precision agriculture experts

Pitch to employers looking to employ apprentices and trainees

Program fee includes accommodation and meals. Spaces are limited – apply at mureskinstitute

April Exam Preparation & Revision Programmes 

Tuition for all students Year 7 - 12

Week One: 13 - 17 April at Christ Church Grammar School

Week Two: 20 -24 April at Hale School and Methodist Ladies' College

The April School Holiday Program offers students comprehensive subject revision and prepares students for their First Semester Exams. 

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Australian Defence Force Gap Year – Applications are now open

An ADF Gap Year is a unique opportunity to experience life in the Navy, Army or Air Force, without needing to make a long-term commitment. The skills obtained through the ADF Gap Year program will provide you with valuable work and life experience and are completely transferable. It will enable you to develop the confidence for your next endeavour.

Students who take part in the ADF Gap Year program:

  • Gain valuable skills and work experience
  • Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare
  • Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle
  • Make friends with like-minded people
  • Have the opportunity to  see more of Australia

Whatever your interest, there are a variety of roles to select that will provide young Australians valuable life skills. These include experiences as an officer, in management, engineering, logistics and warehousing, combat and security, and administration.

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Advisor