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

Career Information

University Information

Year 12 Parents and Students

The applications for further study at either TAFE or University have NOT been requested by the respective tertiary institutions at this stage. In August students will be given the 2018 TISC Guide that will outline all the procedures and dates that are relevant to the university application process and beyond. Mr Frusher will also be talking to the students as a group and explaining the TISC Guide, together with the application process. In August/September, Mr Frusher will be conducting one-on-one interviews with all Year 12 students to check each application and to offer advice prior to applications being sent on-line.

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 2017 (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 July/August.

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

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

A Day in the Life of a Uni Student

All Year 10-12 High School students are invited to join us to experience a day in the life of a Notre Dame University student on Friday 14 July. For more information on the FREE event and to register, contact 9433 0530 or visit

Year 11 ATAR Express Workshops - University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

Monday 3 July - Friday 14 July 2017

Fremantle Campus 9433 0950

Year 11 ATAR courses for Human Biology, Maths Methods, English and Chemistry. There will also be Study Skills Year 11 and Year 12 combined courses which will be presented by university academics.

Murdoch University ATAR Prep Week

Monday 3 - Friday 7 July

Register for more information about this week of preparation for ATAR

U niversity Open Days

Edith Cowan University (Joondalup campus) Sunday 23 July, 10.00am -3.00pm

Murdoch University Sunday 30 July, 9.00am - 3.00pm

Curtin University Sunday 6 August 10.00am - 4.00pm

Edith Cowan University (Mount Lawley campus including WAAPA) Sunday 13 August

Notre Dame University Sunday 20 August 10.00am - 4.00pm

University of Western Australia Sunday 13 August

UWA Year 12 Individual Advisory Sessions

Discover the answers to your questions about study, including course options, admission requirements, important dates, and what it's like to study at UWA.

Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend, and bookings are essential

Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 July 2017, 10.00am to 7.30pm

UWA TISC Information Evening for Year 12 students

We'll look at what 'TISC' is and how it works, so you can make the most of your ATAR score and get into our chosen UWA course.

UWA Alexander Lecture Theatre

Tuesday 12 September 2017, 6.00pm to 7.30pm


Scholarships applications to most universities are now open and students need to start preparing their applications as soon as possible. Scholarships information can be accessed on individual university websites and also by contacting Mr Frusher at Scotch. There are many different scholarships available with different criteria attached to each. Applications for scholarships are made direct to the university concerned but some are made via a nomination by Scotch and students will be notified of these in the near future.

Melbourne University

Year 10 or 11 students who can picture themselves at the University of Melbourne but are unsure of which degree is right for them are invited to attend A Day at Melbourne and find out for themselves! Students will be able to find out more about the Melbourne Curriculum, scholarships, study abroad, Access Melbourne, clubs and societies, accommodation options and much more.

Date: Friday 7 July

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Location: The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus


Uni Experience at Muresk Institute

Curious About University Life? Why not take part in the 'UNI EXPERIENCE' at Muresk Institute for Year 11 and 12 students? Experience life as a Uni student, explore career opportunities and pathways to get you there, talk to recent graduates, meet current university students and enjoy an experience you will never forget.

Duration: Two day overnight stay 13 - 14 July 2017 starts 10.00am Day 1 and concludes after lunch Day 2

Cost: $40 toward catering and accommodation

Contact: Daisy Franz, 08 9622 6789 or

Gap Medics

International Medical Work Experience for School and Undergraduate Students. Students wanting to enter the healthcare field should consider Gap Medics. They offer one to eight weeks' work experience programmes in hospitals in destinations such as Tanzania, Thailand, Poland and Croatia.

For more information please visit:

General Career Information

Police Recruit Information Sessions

You'll learn about what it's like to be a police officer and how the recruitment process works.

Thursday 27 July 2017, 4.15pm to 6.30pm - bookings open Monday 19 June 2017

Thursday 24 August 2017, 4.15pm to 6.30pm - bookings open Monday 17 July 2017

Apprenticeships for 2018

Many large organisations are recruiting now for apprenticeships starting in 2018.

Check out the Job Search sites ( or Google 2018 apprenticeships.

Sound & Audio Engineering - SAE

If you're interested in animation, audio, graphic design, film or gaming then you need to see what life is like at SAE in Perth.

Study for a Day - Saturday 1 July 2017

Open Day - Saturday 5 August 2017 10.00am to 2.00pm

Linfox Cadet Programme

The Linfox Cadet Programme offers young people the opportunity to gain training and development in a warehouse or transport environment over a two-year period. Many Linfox Cadets have successfully grown their careers and moved into frontline management positions. The programme is aimed at young people who don't have tertiary qualifications and are keen to build a career in warehousing and logistics.

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser