News from the Careers Department

A Day in the Life of a Uni Student events at UWA (Applications close 21 March)

These free events provide a valuable insight into a typical day at university, with a number of interactive and informative workshops to participate in.

The following sessions will be run in the April school holidays for Year 11 and 12 students:

  • Wednesday 18 April - A Day in the Life of an Arts Student
  • Thursday 19 April - A Day in the Life of an Environmental Science Student
  • Friday 20 April - A Day in the Life of a Music Student

Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential. Applications close 21 March.

For further information look at or contact, Margi Watson the Schools Career Counsellor or via email, to obtain an application form.

Murdoch University's Prospective Student Open Night

WHEN: Wednesday 28 March, 6 - 8pm

WHERE: Kim Beazley Lecture theatre and the Student Centre at Murdoch Campus

It is a great opportunity to speak to academics, explore their facilities, take part in hands-on activities and have all your questions answered about studying at Murdoch. Refreshments provided at this FREE event. Registration via

Rotary Youth Exchange program

31 March is the Closing date to apply for this programme. Students must be between 16 years and 18 years old (on the 1st January 2013) to apply and be prepared to spend 12 months in another country attending secondary school. Experience first-hand a different culture and lifestyle. Cost is $6 500 and parents are expected to cover all additional travel expenses. For further information see



Registration for UMAT 2012 opens in early April and closing date is 1 June.

UMAT 2012 will take place on Wednesday, 25 July 2012.

UMAT information session will be held on Wednesday 2 May 2012 at 7pm at UWA. Places are limited and Year 12 students must request a ticket by emailing:

The UMAT is still very relevant for entry into courses at a variety of Universities these are:

The University of Western Australia's Assured pathway into:

Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

A quota of approximately 40 Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) is available for domestic school leavers for the MD and approximately 5 CSPs are available for domestic school leaver applicants for the DMD.

Selection for the Assured Pathway (High Academic Achievement) will be based on:

  • Performance in UMAT;
  • ATAR or equivalent school-leaving result (minimum ATAR of 99.00 or equivalent required);
  • Interview.

Students gaining entry to the Assured Pathway must complete one of UWA's five undergraduate bachelor degrees (Arts, Commerce, Design, Philosophy* or Science). Taking up an assured place in the graduate programme is conditional on applicants obtaining a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.50 in their initial UWA degree. Applicants wishing to progress to the DMD will also need to satisfactorily complete a manual dexterity and a spatial awareness admission test at the time of interview.

New South Wales

  • The University of New South Wales - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Optometry, Bachelor of Science.
  • The University of Newcastle/University of New England - Bachelor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program (JMP).
  • University of Western Sydney - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Northern Territory

  • Charles Darwin University - Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (articulating with Flinders University's Northern Territory Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)


  • Bond University - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • The University of Queensland - Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
    Provisional Entry for School Leavers scheme

South Australia

  • Flinders University - Bachelor of Clinical Sciences, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • University of Adelaide - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery; Bachelor of Dental Surgery


  • University of Tasmania - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery


  • Monash University - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

For further information go to

NEW courses at Curtin University

  1. Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Sports & Rehabilitation Science

Major in Exercise and Sports Science as part of the new Bachelor of Science (Exercise, Sports and Rehabilitation Science) degree. ATAR 70.

The Exercise and Sports Science major within the Bachelor of Science (Exercise, Sports and Rehabilitation Science) is designed to provide knowledge of the human body and how it relates to sports and exercise, and the practical skills to apply knowledge in a professional setting. For further details visit the exercise, sport and rehabilitation course page

or contact Curtin Future Students Centre on (08) 9266 1000.

  1. Bachelor of Arts (Early Education)

This is a unique three year program that specifically prepares students to teach in the early years learning sector (birth to five years). Graduates from this degree will help ensure that high quality, sustainable and universally-recognized education is provided to young children during the years when brain development is most rapid and when ongoing learning dispositions are set in place.

  1. Curtin's proposed medical degree will commence in 2014

(is dependent on Commonwealth approval).

  1. Curtin's Business School

A new course combination which includes Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management.

Margi Watson
Careers Counsellor