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

Careers Information

Year 12 Information

2017 WACE Examination Timetables

WACE practical and written examination timetables are available on the School Curriculum & Standards Authority website.

All Year 12 students will be issued with personal timetables in the near future. Please keep these in a safe place as they have to be taken to each examination as proof of identity. As winter uniform needs to be worn to exams, the blazer pocket is an ideal safe place and this ensures that the timetable is taken to each examination.

University Information

UWA Uway Alternative Entry

You can apply for alternative entry to an undergraduate degree course through UWay if your academic achievements have been adversely affected by certain disadvantages.

The University of Western Australia: Engineering Information Session

Tuesday 12 September from 6.00pm - 7.00pm at UWA Oceans Institute Auditorium

The Engineering Information Session at UWA will provide you with valuable course and prerequisite advice, information on career paths and guidance on the different areas of study within Engineering.

University of Western Australia: TISC Information Evening

Tuesday 12 September from 6.00pm - 7.00pm presentation, 7.00pm - 7.30pm Q&A at Alexander Lecture Theatre

This session is designed to help Year 12 students make the most of their ATAR score to help you get into your preferred course at UWA.

University of Western Australia Campus Tours

Monday 25 September from 9.00am - 10.00am campus tour, 10.00am - 11.00am light morning tea and chat with Future Student Advisors and current students.

Our stunning campus offers a vibrant and dynamic learning environment with its mix of heritage buildings, contemporary architecture and beautiful gardens. Current UWA students will take you on a tour of our campus giving you an insight into what it's like to be a student at UWA.

Murdoch University Perth Campus TISC Information Evening

Wednesday 30 August from 6.00pm - 7.00pm at Murdoch University, Perth campus - Kim E Beazley Lecture Theatre

K-Track - Information about this award winning 14-week course which equips Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with key skills to gain an alternative pathway into a broad range of undergraduate degrees.

Media Portfolio Prep Day - An opportunity on Friday 29 September for Year 12 students to participate in creative workshops conducted by our academics, get feedback on their work and learn how to compile it all into a stunning portfolio for submission via the Creative Portfolio application pathway.

Notre Dame University

Application Workshop for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students

Notre Dame's inaugural Application Workshop for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders students gives students applying for Notre Dame in 2018 the opportunity to have their application reviewed or receive help completing application and scholarship forms. Course advice will also be available for students seeking career guidance. Supper will be provided.

Date: Thursday, 31 August 2017
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Location: Manjaree (ND9), Bateman Courtyard, access from 38 Mouat Street, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Admissions Information Evening

Notre Dame's upcoming Admissions Information Evening will help students and parents find out what makes Notre Dame unique, discover the courses and alternative pathways available at the Fremantle Campus, chat with Admissions staff and current students, and learn about our unique applications process. Whether you're looking to apply for Semester 1, 2018 or beyond, this event will answer all your questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: Tuesday 5 September 2017
Time: 5.30pm expo, 6.15pm presentation
Location: Foley Hall (ND1), The University of Notre Dame Australia, 19 Mouat Street, Fremantle

Course Advice Sessions

Students seeking course advice are invited to book a one-on-one appointment with a Prospective Students Advisor during the September holidays. This is a chance to go over Notre Dame's undergraduate course options and the application process in depth. Undergraduate applications are due 29 September.

Monday 18 to Thursday 28 September, by appointment

Prospective Students Office, 23 High Street, Fremantle

To register for any events, visit or contact the Prospective Students Office on (08) 9433 0533

Curtin University Engineering Evening

Wednesday 30 August from 6.00pm - 7.30pm at Curtin University building 213.

Join us for an engineering information evening and find out how your passion for maths, science and technology could lead to a successful career in engineering.

Curtin University Scholarship

The John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship 2018 is now open for nominations. The scholarship is for academically gifted students who have excelled in a wide range of endeavours and have lent their talents and energies to the community around them. Candidates must demonstrate John Curtin's qualities of vision, leadership, and community service.


The scholarship will provide the following support for the normal expected duration of the undergraduate degree (based on 100 credit enrolment per semester):

*Option 1

1. Cost of student contribution fees (tuition only) each semester

2. $1,000 cash payment per semester to assist with costs associated with studying

3. $6,000 one-off payment towards an approved international study experience

*Option 2

1. $4,000 cash payment per semester to assist with costs associated with studying

2. $6,000 one-off payment towards an approved international study experience

*Conditions apply, for further information on the value of the John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship 2018, please visit the scholarships website .

Nominations close: 4.30pm 22 September 2017

TAFE & Apprenticeships

Becoming an Apprentice

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways can help you when you're looking for an apprenticeship. Visit this page on their website for a step-by-step guide to finding and securing the best apprenticeship for you.

Pre-Apprenticeships Course Finder

The pre-apprenticeships course finder helps you to search for courses which can teach you skills that can lead to an apprenticeship or traineeship. You can search by where you live, the industry you are interested in and whether the course offers work experience.

Polytechnic West TAFE Courses and Campus Information

College of Electrical Training Open Day

11.00am - 2.00pm, 2 September at the Joondalup and Jandakot campuses.

Find out more about studying an electrical apprenticeship at CET. Electrical Group Training (EGT), the largest employer of electrical apprentices in the country, will be in attendance to speak with students about potential employment opportunities.

Schoolies Alternative

Projects Abroad are offering a Schoolies Alternatives Abroad - 2-3 weeks in Samoa or Sri Lanka volunteering as community care workers. Departure dates: 18 November or 25 November 2017.

For more information contact Go as an individual or get a small group of friends together for a memorable, constructive and educational experience.

Overseas Opportunity for Past Students

NACEL Australasia is looking for chaperones to go to France with their students at the end of 2017. If you are over 25 years old, available for six weeks from 11 November, 2017 and have advanced or fluent French, contact Nacel at

Leavers Vacation Employment

Campion Education are seeking employees to work in their warehouse in Malaga at the conclusion of WACE exams.

Requirements include:

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser