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

Careers Information

Year 12 Parents and Students

2017 WACE Examinations

The 2017 ATAR course written examinations will be held from Wednesday, 1 November to Tuesday, 21 November.

The 2017 ATAR course examination written and practical timetables can be accessed via the Authority website at

From Friday, 8 September 2017 candidates will be able to download a copy of their Personalised examination timetable from:

University Applications

Students will be given the 2018 TISC Guide that will outline all the procedures and dates that are relevant to the 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. If students complete their TISC application prior to meeting with Mr Frusher, they will still able to make changes if necessary. University applications across Australia will open in early August.

At this stage of the year all Year 12 students should have received a Prospectus from each of the WA Universities 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 the month of August.

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

TAFE applications will open in September.

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

University Open Days

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 Engineering Early Offer Programme for 2018 Entry

The University of Western Australia will again make available the Early Offers programme into the Engineering Direct Pathway. Online applications will open on Monday 17 July, 2017. To be offered a place students need to provide a copy of their Year 12 mid-year report showing A or B grades for four ATAR subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics Specialist and Mathematics Methods.

Applications and further information can be accessed here.

University of Melbourne - Ormond Residential College

If any Year 12 students are planning to travel to Melbourne for the University's Open Day on Sunday 20 August, Ormond College would like to chat with them about how they can get the most from their university experience. Doors will be open from 10.00am - 4.00pm and refreshments will be available all day.

Students will be leading one-on-one tours of the College to show future students what it is like to live and learn in this thriving, welcoming community. It is a great opportunity for them to ask questions about college, university, and Melbourne life.

This link, includes all relevant details including a map. Students can also access further information on financial assistance at extensive financial assistance program.

Bond University New Scholarship Opportunity

A new scholarship opportunity available to Year 12 students - the Riewoldt Family AFL Excellence Scholarship. As a proud partner of AFL Queensland, Bond University is offering two Riewoldt Family AFL Excellence Scholarships for students commencing university in January 2018.

Offered in partnership with the Riewoldt Family, these unique full tuition scholarships provide an opportunity for one male and one female to enhance their footballing career whilst also gaining a first class educational experience at Bond University. The scholarship offers 100% tuition remission for any single undergraduate degree or diploma programme, excluding the Bond Medical Programme. The scholarship also includes free accommodation for the first year should the scholar wish to live in a University residence.

Applications for this scholarship are currently open online via the Bond University Online Application Form and will close Friday, 1 September.

Monash University Information Evening - Perth

Students and their parents are invited to attend the Monash University Information Evening in Perth on Monday 21 August, 2017 from 6.30pm - 8.00pm at the Mercure Hotel (10 Irwin Street, Perth). Information will include: course offerings, entry requirements, scholarships and accommodation options.

Registration is essential and can be made here.

Police Recruit Info Session

Find out about a career as a Police Officer

Sessions will be held on 24 August and 21 September 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Bookings open 12.00pm 14 August - book quickly as places go fast.

Endeavour College of Natural Health Open Day

Saturday 7 October, 10am.

Royal Lifesaving Society WA

Students who may be looking for employment as a Swimming Instructor or a Pool Lifeguard can access the website below to gain the necessary qualifications.

For full course details please visit the AUSTSWIM website:

TEE Consultants Intensive Revision Courses

See the attachment with this newsletter with information regarding these revision courses being offered in August/September.

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser