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

Careers Information

University Information

Murdoch University

Parent Information Evening - Wednesday 21 March

Learn more about the TISC application process, key dates, fees, how to help your child choose preferences and when university offers are available.

Suitable for parents with Year 11 and 12 students.

Register Interest

UWA Health Campus Open Day

For students interested in studying healthcare or pursuing a career in the fast-growing and in-demand health industry, UWA is holding a Health Campus Open Day on Sunday 8 April 2018.

Those attending will be able to meet staff and current students from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and discover courses available in areas like medicine, biomedical engineering, sports science and pharmacology. The full programme is available here.


Year 10 - Individual Advisory Sessions

School holiday sessions designed to help students answer questions about future study.

Date: 17-19 April 2018

The Circle Room, Reid Library, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley

April school holidays (17-19 April). 10.00am - 8.00pm (last appointment 8.00pm)

Curtin University

Astrofest 2018

Saturday 24 March, 5.30pm to 9.30pm

Curtin Stadium and Edinburgh Oval

As well as optical and radio telescopes observing throughout the day and night, Astrofest will feature myriad interesting, engaging and exciting indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. You can also take a look through some of WA's biggest telescopes.

Make sure you preregister to attend for your chance to win some great prizes.


UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships

The UWA Fogarty Programme is one of Australia's premier scholarship programmes, recognising 10 young people who demonstrate a wide range of positive attributes.

Through provision of holistic support and an award of $10,000 per year, the UWA Fogarty Scholarship will assist in tuition, accommodation and general living expenses while students complete their UWA undergraduate degree. Applications close 30 April 2018.

ANU Tuckwell Scholarship

This scholarship provides significant financial support for students planning to study at ANU in the future. It is awarded based on a number of criteria, including high academic performance.

Career Opportunities

Join the AFP

Applications are sought for entry level positions into community policing and national investigations families.

Recruit courses are anticipated for October 2018 and January 2019.

If you are interested, or even just curious, go to the website for more information:

Qantas Group Pilot Academy

In 2019, Qantas Group is establishing a pilot academy. This training is appropriate for high school or university graduates with a strong academic performance.

You can register your interest online to be kept updated about the new pilot academy.

Find out more -

Australian Defence Force Gap Year

ADF Gap Year applications for 2019 have opened. It's a unique opportunity for your students to try out a career in Navy, Army or Air Force and get a feel for a military life without committing for a longer period.

Through an ADF Gap Year they will:

  • Gain valuable skills and work experience
  • Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare
  • Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle
  • Make friends with like-minded people
  • Get the opportunity to see more of Australia

In 2019 there are 14 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery and even flight crew, plus this year ADF are offering 30 Army Officer roles - places are limited.

ADF Gap Year Navy - Closes 9 April 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Combat Engineer - Closes 9 April 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Officer - Closes 23 April 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Artillery Operator - Closes 23 April 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Infantry Soldier - Closes 14 May 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Driver - Closes 21 May 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Administration Assistant - Closes 21 May 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Warehouse Assistant - Closes 21 May 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Air Defence Operator - Closes 21 May 2018

ADF Gap Year Air Force Cabin Crew - Closes 7 March 2018

ADF Gap Year Air Force Warehouse Storeperson - Closes 28 May 2018

ADF Gap Year Air Force Aviation Support Technician - Closes 28 May 2018

ADF Gap Year Air Force Airbase Protection and Security - Closes 4 June 2018

ADF Gap Year Air Force Administration Assistant - Closes 4 June 2018

Closing dates are driven by demand and may close sooner than listed.


  • Australian citizen
  • Aged between 18 and 24 years on admission
  • Year 12 completion (required passes vary by job)

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Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser