News from the Careers Department

2012 Defence Technical Scholarship (DTS)
Congratulations to Benjamin Graham (Year 11) who was awarded the above scholarship. A fantastic result considering that the Defence received in excess of 2300 applications from students all around Australia. Applicants were required to research the answers to a set of questions about the range of technical trade career options found in the Defence. Benjamin will shortly receive his Scholarship cheque to the value of $2000 and a Certificate acknowledging this Award.

Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC) Trainee program
The PwC Trainee program offers Year 12 students interested in studying accounting at university the opportunity to secure employment early with one of their professional services firms. The program enables students to gain practical and commercial experience while completing a Commerce or Business degree majoring in accounting. If students are interested they must contact the Careers Counsellor.

Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) Recruiting
The AAFC is the cadet organization of the Royal Australian Air Force. They train cadets of both sexes between the ages of 13 and 20 in a broad range of areas. Cadets learn about aircraft, flying, bush craft, survival, shooting, sporting activities and parachuting. Many cadets go on to join the Air Force or find a career in civilian aviation. The AAF will be holding an information night for interested students and their parents on the 3 August in Karrakatta or for more information speak to the Careers Counsellor.

Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA)
Year 12 students enrolling into the ADFA must remember that it is a dual process and they must also apply to the University of New South Wales via UAC before the end of September.

Margi Watson
Career Counsellor

IMPORTANT DATES IN TERM 2 AND 3 (updated 20 June 2012)




22 June

Curtin Uni school visit

Global Volunteering

Year 12 students are invited to attend. Pd 2 in GBT

Deadline today for applications

2 July

UWA school visit

Year 11 & 12 students invited. When: Pd 6 in GBT

4 July

Curtin University Year 12 Parent Info Evening

To register your interest and for more information

9 - 11 July

UWA Campus Challenge

For Year 11 & 12 students to explore all aspects of university life. Contact 6488 4631 or

9-13 July

Media Frenzy at Murdoch University

Open to Year 10-12 students passionate about all types of media including photography, sound and games design. For more information

11 July

Be an I.T. Student for a Day at Murdoch University

17 July

Be a Law student for a day at Murdoch University

17 July

A Day in the Life of an Engineering Student at UWA

Year 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of hands-on activities that will be interactive, fun and very rewarding. Business students will work in teams with other students to undertake a business case study. Interested students must register.

18 July

A Day in the Life of a Chemistry Student at UWA

19 July

A Day in the Life of a Business Student at UWA

19 July

Be an Animal Scientist for a day at Murdoch University

19 July


Occupational Therapy


Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

To reserve a place phone 9346 2855

20 July


A Day in the Life of a Notre Dame University student

To book contact (08)9433 0533

29 July

ECU Open Day in Joondalup › Future Students

1 Aug

Notre Dame school visit

For interested Year 11 & 12 students.

When: Pd 6 in GBLT

3 Aug


Australian Air Force Cadets Information Evening

Open to all students from 13 years old who are interested in flying and possibly a career in aviation. Where: Irwin Barracks, Karrakatta.

5 Aug

Curtin University Open Day

10-12 Aug

Skills West Expo

Ideal for non-University bound students

Perth Convention Centre

12 Aug

UWA Open Day


Mt Lawley

Experience what's on offer at UWA

Students interested in the Arts or backstage careers. ›Future Students

15 Aug

TISC talk for UNI bound Year 12

When: PD 6 in GBLT

16 Aug


Social Work Information Evening

Foyer of building 108, Bentley Campus Curtin University

19 Aug

Notre Dame Open Day

Murdoch University Open Day

5 Sept 5.30pm

Notre Dame Admissions Info Evening & Expo

Information about undergraduate, Tertiary Enabling Program and Foundation Year. For further information (08) 9433 0533

5 Sept


Central Institute of Technology Open Day

For students interested in enrolling for any Certificate I - IV courses.

Where: 30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge

12 Sept

ECU school visit

Year 11 & 12 students are all invited. Pd 6 GBT

17 Sept

Central Institute school visit

When: Pd 1 GB Theatre