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

Careers Information

Year 12 Leavers Information

Year 12 Leavers Results Online

All 2017 WACE students with at least one scaled score will be able to access their TISC Universities Admission Advice Letter information (including scaled scores and ATAR) via the TISC website at Results will be available from Tuesday, 19 December 2017.

Changing Preferences

Once they have applied, students may change preferences as many times as they wish, until closing date 4 January 2018, without incurring any extra charge. However, it is advisable for them to wait until their university admission information is available from Tuesday 19 December 2017 before making changes.

University Advice

Check individual university websites for opening dates and times for students to access advice about courses, enabling programmes and preference changes.

C.A.S. HAWKER Scholarship

Applications for C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships open on Monday, 4 December 2017 and will close on Friday, 5 January 2018. This generous scholarship is valued at up to $45,000 over three years. Selection is largely based on personal qualities and demonstrated leadership as well as academic ability. Undergraduate and post-graduate Hawker Scholars are able to attend a range of Australian educational institutions. Further information about the C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship and an application form are available at

TAFE Information

Applications are still open for Semester 1, 2018 - so if you have any students who are still considering a TAFE course next year, here's some useful information to help secure them a place.

Step 1Browse our courses. We have over 500 full-time, part-time, online, apprenticeship/traineeship courses across 11 industries.

Step 2 Apply

Key dates

8 December 2017 TAFE Admissions round one applications close (full-time)

3 January 2018 TAFE Admissions round two applications close (full-time)

Up to 9 January 2018 Offers issued (full-time competitive courses)

9 January 2018 Offers issued (full-time non-competitive courses)

Information Nights

We're hosting a number of Information Nights to give students the opportunity to meet lecturing staff, view campus facilities, participate in a range of activities and ask a whole lot of questions. Visit our website for dates, times, study areas and to register.

Pre-Apprenticeships available

Did you know that we have six-month pre-apprenticeship programs on offer for students who have completed Year 10? Pre-apprenticeships give students a taste of the industry, practical hands-on experience in the trade and work-placement with an employer which generally leads to an Apprenticeship (Certificate III).

Pre-apprenticeships are available in:

  • Automotive Electrical & Servicing
  • Bricklaying & Blocklaying
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Solid Plastering
  • Wall & Floor Tiling
  • Electrotechnology
  • Heavy & Light Fabrication (Engineering)
  • Cabinet & Furniture Making
  • Plumbing

Visit our website and search using 'pre-apprenticeship' to view the full list.

Defence Force Information Sessions

31 October, 7.30pm - Perth: Army Reserve Information Session

Find out more and reserve your spot -

Medical Interview Training Sessions

MedEntry will be conducting an intensive Medical Interview Training workshop in all major cities in Australia and New Zealand from November to January. The sessions are conducted by Doctors for Doctors-to-be and are specific to the university/course for which you are applying. Due to popularity of this unique program, classes have already started to fill up. Places are strictly limited. Details at:

SAT Test Dates

SAT test are used as an admission bench mark for US universities. Registration for November and December 2017 testing has closed.

The following dates are scheduled for international testing in 2018:

10 March 2018 - registration by 9 February 2018

5 May 2018 - registration by 6 April

More information can be accessed at:

Academic Task Force

  • January ATAR Head Start Program with Academic Task Force- Increase your confidence and start your Year 11 and 12 studies with a boost with our Head Start Courses. We offer six hour subject courses in Year 11 and 12 ATAR subjects, Essay Writing and Study Skill during the Summer Holidays from the Tuesday 16 January -Thursday 25 January 2018 at Rossmoyne SHS and Churchlands SHS. Enrol online today at or call 9314 9500 or email
  • January Year 7-10 Head Start Program with Academic Task Force. Programmes available in Naplan Preparation, GATE and Scholarship Preparation, Intermediate English, Advanced Maths, Foundation Maths and English, Learning Skills and Essay Writing. Our 2018 January Head Start programme will run from Tuesday 16 January - Thursday 25 January 2018. Each subject is six hours, over two days. Enrol now online at or call 9314 9500 or email

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser