IMPORTANT DATES (updated 5 December 2012)




7 Dec

TAFE applications for first round of offers closes

Students interested in applying to a TAFE, Polytechnic or Institute of Technology need to go on or individual institutions to apply.

13 Dec

6pm -7pm

Year 12 TISC Info Session at UWA

An information session for Year 12 students and their parents. For more information see:

New CURTIN undergraduate courses have been created. They are:

Bachelor of Science - Health Sciences, major in Paramedicine

It takes a special person to become an Ambulance Paramedic. Clinical laboratories will be delivered by the St John Ambulance WA College of Pre-Hospital Care. To be eligible to complete the degree program students must maintain employment with St John Ambulance WA as an Ambulance Officer.

Visualisation Technologies
achelor of Arts (Visualisation Technologies)

This major is unique, developed in response to the increasing use of new forms of computer-based applications. It's designed to meet the need for graduates in virtually all disciplines to be able to understand, manage and communicate using virtual and augmented realities, interactive media and immersive technologies.

Bachelor of Laws degree is the required qualification for all who wish to enter into legal practice. It will give you a professional legal qualification allowing you admission to practise as a lawyer, including the giving of legal advice and appearing in court. It will also give you a strong commercial awareness and the opportunity to focus on industry.

This course is also available as a double degree:

Law and Arts Double Degree Law and Commerce Double Degree

The new Curtin LLB offers a unique opportunity for you to choose optional units that focus on high demand areas for law graduates. These are mining, resources and energy law or governance and regulatory compliance.

Food Industry Management
Bachelor of Commerce - BCom(FIM)

The food industry is rapidly growing, especially in the international market. Food management businesses need professionals to manage the delivery of this valuable commodity from farm to table, at home and abroad. Study in this area can equip you to work in the international food industry and pursue careers in fields as diverse as:
• purchasing and procurement • food supply chain management
• wholesale and distribution • logistics • commodity trading and export • food marketing.

ECU Science and Mathematics Bridging Program

ECU have bridging courses covering chemistry, physics and maths for students who have may not have studied these subjects in their final years but require knowledge of these disciplines for their degree.

Summer Bridging Course for students requiring Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus for tertiary study.

Curtin University run this course in the evenings for four weeks in January and February prior to the commencement of semester 1. The course is for students who are concerned about their level of maths skills required for a course they would like to do at Curtin. This would benefit students who are thinking about studying surveying, pharmacy or chemistry. Cost is $715.

For more information ring the Dept of Mathematics and Statistics on 9266 7672 or go to


University of Notre Dame Academic Merit Scholarships

Academic Merit Scholarships are awarded to successful domestic applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic record and who will support the objectives of the university. The scholarship covers tuition fees for the first year of a degree.

Applications close 31st December

Curtin New Scholarships

A number of new scholarships for year 12 students have recently opened. View the Curtain scholarship website to view these scholarships.

The Horizon Scholarship The Horizon Scholarship is designed to support the next generation of agricultural leaders and is for young people who are passionate about agriculture, have an interest in the future of the industry, and are entering their first year of university studying an agriculture-related degree. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on their commitment to a career in agriculture, as well as their leadership potential and high school academic record. The scholarship offers a $5,000 per year bursary, mentoring partnerships, professional development workshops, annual industry work placements, opportunities to network and gain further knowledge at industry events. Applications close Fri 1st February.

AFS Thailand Partial Scholarships AFS Thailand is offering full-year scholarships to the value of $2400 to travel to Thailand in 2013. This is available to a high school student who is between 15-18 years old in July 2013. The Thailand Program involves spending 10-11 months living with a host family, attending a local high school and getting involved in the host community.

Applications close 15th March for a July 2013 departure.

Additional news

Projects Abroad Online Information Session Projects Abroad is holding an online information session where students can ask questions and hear from staff about the wide variety of opportunities available. Projects Abroad places people in volunteer and work experience programs in 30 developing countries. Projects are across a variety of areas, including teaching, childcare, conservation, human rights, healthcare, and community work.

Monday 10th December, 3.00pm

TISC Updates:

The late processing fee of $120 now applies for all TISC Applications. Students can still change their preferences. ATAR results come out on 31 December 2012. It's a good idea to check the latest news on the TISC website, for any changes, or cancelled courses at the various universities.

For more info see the TISC website

The following organisations are offering current Year 11 students in January an opportunity to prepare for Year 12. For more information contact the organisations directly.

The Academic Task Force Tue Jan 15 - Fri Jan 25, P: 9314 9500

ATARGET Sunday Jan 20 - Friday Jan 25, P:9486 1377

Mastermind Sunday Jan 20 - Friday Jan 25, P9486 1377

Margi Watson
Career Counsellor