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

Careers Information

Year 12 Career Focus Breakfasts

Year 12 students have the opportunity to meet with OSCs who currently work in a variety of careers that may be of interest and may assist students to make further education choices for 2018. These breakfasts are sponsored by the OSC and have been advertised to Year 12 students who may avail themselves of this opportunity each Wednesday in June commencing at 7.15am in the Dining Hall. Places are still available for the 21 June breakfast (Physiotherapy & Medicine) and the 28 June breakfast (Law, Journalism & Psychology) but students must register through Mr Frusher for catering purposes.

University Information

Notre Dame University Early Offer Programme 2018

The University of Notre Dame Australia's Early Offer Programme makes early offers to Year 12 students who have demonstrated academic excellence and are making a significant contribution to their school, community or church. Students who have a predicted ATAR of 93+ for Law & Physiotherapy or 90+ for all other courses are encouraged to apply for this early offer by contacting Mr Frusher at Scotch. If a student is successful and accepts their Early Offer, it would in no way prohibit them from applying and accepting an offer from another university.

Applications are now open and close on Friday, 28 July, 2017. Offers will be made by the end of September, 2017.

A Day in the Life of a Notre Dame Uni Student

Notre Dame University is offering this popular event on Friday 14 July at the Fremantle Campus. Year 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to try out the University from a student perspective. The day will conclude with a university application workshop for Year 12 students. Morning tea and lunch are provided. Students can register online here.

Notre Dame Course Advice Sessions

Students seeking course advice are invited to book a one-on-one appointment with a Prospective Students Adviser during the July holidays - 3 - 12 July. This is an opportunity to discuss Notre Dame's undergraduate course options and the application process in depth.

WAAPA Arts Management and Live Production Info Evening

ECU Mount Lawley Campus

Thursday 22 June 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Register online here.

University of Melbourne Interstate Student and Family Info Day

Monday 10 July

The day will focus on aspects of the university that are of greater concern to interstate students such as the application process, scholarships, student services, the student experience and accommodation options.

We also highly recommend that you make it a long weekend and participate in another event we are running on the previous Friday 7 July 'A Day at Melbourne' where you will find out about our undergraduate courses structure, majors, graduate pathways, enhancement programmes and activities that can be done within each faculty. To find out more about the A Day at Melbourne programme go to

Please note: The Interstate Student Information Day is not an Open Day. Places are limited and registration is required. Register online here.


The University of New South Wales offers scholarships in a variety of areas including academic, rural, sporting, indigenous, accommodation and faculty. To search for a scholarship that suits you go to: Applications open in July and close 30 September.

Bond University scholarships applications are now open! These scholarships encompass a range of full-fee and part-fee tuition remission. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, sport, leadership arts and community enhancement.

For more information click here.

Applications close 31 July 2017.

Curtin University Scholarship Alert

Year 12 students can sign up for Curtin's free scholarship email service to receive an email alert whenever a scholarship that matches their criteria is open for applications. An email reminder will also be sent before applications close.

To subscribe, visit the scholarship website here.

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Scholarships

AIQS offers a number of scholarships each year for Year 12 students who qualify for entry into a Quantity Surveying, Construction Economics, Construction Management (Economics) or other appropriate course at an AIQS accredited university in Australia.

The scholarship is to the total value of AU$3,000. Applications close: 1 September 2017.

July Revision Programmes

ATARGET Years 10, 11 and 12 - subject revision, study skills, essay writing and exam preparation programmes will be offered at Christchurch from Monday 3 July - Friday 7 July. Enrol on-line at or phone 9486 1377.

ATAR Extra Years 11 and 12 - subject revision, study skills, essay writing and exam preparation programmes will be offered at Wesley College from Monday 3 July - Friday 7 July. Enrol at or phone 9486 1377.

WACE Plus Education - Years 11 and 12 - subject revision, study skills, essay writing and exam preparation programmes will be offered at Hale School from Monday 10 July - Friday 14 July. Enrol at or phone 9386 1377.

TEE Consultants July Programme from 3 - 7 July at Murdoch University offers scholarships and discounts for their study programmes. Contact TEE Consultants on 93872106 for bookings.

Career Information

Careers in Grain

This new website provides you with everything you need to know about entering the grains industry, and the wealth of career opportunities available. In 2015, the value of agriculture to WA was $7.9 billion with grain crops such as wheat, barley, canola and oats contributing $5 billion to the economy. With the value of the grains industry expected to increase, Careers in Grain is the portal that enables you to join this booming industry.

Rural Skills Australia

Download the Rural Career Guide and find out about training opportunities and career pathways in rural industries.

Plumbing Careers

This website is for students interested in a career in plumbing. Find out about what you can expect from your career and where to find an apprenticeship.

Nursing Expo

The Australian College of Nursing will be playing a leading role in promoting the profession of nursing to the general public at the upcoming ACN Nursing & Health Expo to be held from 8.30am - 1.30pm on Sunday 18 June 2017 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. More information about the Expo can be found on our website.

Gap Year Opportunities

Lattitude Global Volunteering

The application deadline for 2018 overseas placement experiences is Friday June 16, 2017.

Info nights: June 10, Perth, Perth College, 1.00pm. More information is available here.

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser