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Australian Computer Society - acute shortage of skilled workers!
Australian Computer Society CEO Alan Patterson highlighted a number of issues currently facing ICT in Australia which have the potential to hinder the development the digital economy. These include declining ICT university enrolments, a drop in skilled migration, an ageing workforce; and community misconceptions about the opportunities and rewards associated with an ICT career.
"We are seeing capacity constraints emerging in Australia’s labour market, with acute ICT skill shortages at regional, industry and occupational levels" said Mr Patterson.
Mr Patterson highlighted key statistics:
At least 14,000 new ICT jobs will be created during 2012 and at least an additional 21,000 through 2013 but we are struggling to find the skilled people to fill them.
ACS statistical research shows that university enrolments in ICT are currently less than half of what they were a decade ago and that despite a small recovery last year – as a percentage of the total student body – ICT students are continuing to decline.
The pronounced decline in ICT education is also evident in the VET sector where a decade ago 75,000 people received an ICT qualification but by 2010 this had declined to 46,000.
Australian Government ICT Entry-level Programs
If you are looking for a challenge, can work as part of a team and have a keen interest in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), then kick start your ICT career as an Apprentice, Cadet or Graduate in the Australian Government!
Applications for the 2013 Program will open on Thursday, 19 July 2012 and close on Friday, 10 August 2012.
ICT Apprenticeship Program targets students who are currently completing their Year 12 Certificate.
ICT Cadetship Program targets current University students who have completed their first year (or full-time equivalent) of an undergraduate degree in ICT, or an undergraduate degree with an ICT major.
Bond University Film and Television Awards Open
Bond University has opened its annual short film competition BUFTA, where Year 11 and 12 students with a passion for film and television have the chance to win a full tuition scholarship to study a Bachelor of Film and Television at Bond University.
Entries Close 12 October
97-year-old Uni graduate sets world benchmark
Allan has graduated with a Master of Clinical Science (Complementary Medicine) at Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus – gaining his fourth university degree.
Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge
Applications for 16-22 year olds to be part of the 2012 Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge close on Monday May 14, 2012.
The Challenge takes place from September 24 through until October 5 inclusive.
The Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge is an annual program administered by the RSL and Services Clubs Association.
Expenses covered by ClubsNSW include the cost of flying to Kokoda, as well as accommodation, food, camping equipment, boots and track permits.
The intention of the Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge is to identify young people within the community who are potential leaders, and who have an ability to both inspire and educate other young people within their local communities.
In addition to offering cadetships in Finance and Operations, UBS Investment Bank will now also look to placing cadets in a range of front-office investment banking divisions.
This is likely to significantly increase the number of cadetship positions offered by the Bank to Year 12 applicants in 2012.
A reminder that the deadline for applications is next Wednesday 9 May.
This includes both the student Application Form and School Assessment.
Professional Cadetships Australia
Young talent for leading companies
T: 02 4998 8780 F: 02 4998 8790
Thursday 7th June 2012
Providing information for young people regarding the diversity of, and options for, working and studying in agricultural/rural industries from apprenticeships to university and allied industries.
Contact: Robert Arranz
Careers Adviser, Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School
These events have been organised to promote Senior Agriculture Courses, and showcase future Career Options for our students.
Event 1: AGRICULTURE ENRICHMENT DAY-Friday 1st June,
Joyes Hall, Graham Centre, Wagga Wagga, 8.45am-2.00 pm
• A series of 5 info/hands-on sessions with various Agricultural Research Scientists. Graham Centre staff from I & II and CSU
• Suitable to promote Agriculture/Course options for capable Yr 10-12 students
• School uniform recommended.( it is also easier to sort and direct students)
Event 2: RURAL CAREERS EXPO- Friday, 8th June,
TAFE Primary Industries Centre, North Wagga, 8.45-2.30 pm
• A series of about 6 hands-on agricultural skill activities by qualified TAFE instructors
• Suitable to promote Primary Industries with your Yr 10 Ag students
(other interested students welcome)
• Work clothing and solid footwear essential
The Nth Wagga TAFE and Graham Centre events are both free to attend (apart from transport) Lunch will be provided for the students and staff.
Please confirm your attendance to either or both events by fax before the end of week 2, Term 2, Friday 4th May.
FAX your attendance and initial estimates of numbers to Al McMillan at Wagga Wagga High School.
Fax (02) 69255150
ACPE Sporting Careers Showcase Evening
ACPE together with some of the Sporting industries finest is hosting a "Sporting Careers Showcase" Evening.
Our leading expert panel will provide insights on the best way to navigate for career success and demystify what life in this competitive and high demand industry is all about.
The panel presentation will be followed by an opportunity to connect with the speakers as well as a number of other industry professionals with networking drinks and light refreshments.
Time 5:30 pm for 6:00 pm start to approx. 8:00 pm
Date 17 May 2012
Venue Members Long Bar, Sydney Cricket Ground
Parking for the event is available in the MP1 Car park, entry will be via Gate A SCG
Places are strictly limited so RSVP now to ensure your spot
Year 10 Subject Selection Advice
School A to Z has been produced by the NSW Department of Education and Communities.
University of Sydney Engineering, Project Management & IT Information Night & Scholarships Information Evening
Engineering, Project Management & IT Information Night
Thursday 7 June 6.30 - 8pm
PNR Lecture Theatre
Maze Crescent, Darlington Campus
The University of Sydney
We know that life during the final years at school can be stressful, so we want to make your students’ transition to university as easy as possible.
At our Year 11/12 and Parent Information Night we’ll give students an overview of our undergraduate degrees, explain the application process and let them know about our HSC preparation and bridging courses. Chat to academics and current students and hear about their experiences at Sydney first hand.
Students and parents can find more information and register online on the Year 11/12 and Parent Information Night website.
Scholarships Information Evening
Tuesday 19 June
This event is designed to maximise your year 11 and 12 students’ chances of receiving a scholarship to study at the University of Sydney. More information will be online closer to the event.
University of Sydney Kickstart Science
The Kickstart Science Workshops are aimed at HSC science students and teachers. These workshops are designed to meet the demand expressed by science teachers in response to changes to the NSW HSC Science syllabus. Parts of the science syllabus requires equipment or expertise in areas that many schools may not be able to provide. Kickstart workshops give HSC students a chance to do experiments and demonstrations of key ideas in the syllabus that are difficult to do in the classroom.
These useful and flexible workshops are offered in:
Anatomy and Histology
For further information please contact Louise Atkins:
Phone: (02) 9351 5268
Kickstart HSC Physics on the Road
Bookings for 2012 will soon be open or email us:
Your contact details, (school name, address, phone and fax)
Number of students.
The day on which you would like to attend.
Kickstart Physics is co-ordinated by Tom Gordon and Alex Green.
Phone: 9351 3201 (Tom), 9036 6188 (Alex)
Fax: 9351 7726
University of Sydney students working on community projects in the developing world.
Students from Health Sciences at the University of Sydney have been working collaboratively on community projects in the developing world for more than 30 years, enriching their understanding of global health and making a lasting difference in communities worldwide.
Now, under an exciting initiative called ‘FHS Abroad,' senior students across all undergraduate and graduate entry master's courses will have the opportunity to take part in these experiences as part of their study program.
Nicole Darcy spent five weeks in Cambodia in June/July 2010 as part of the FHS Abroad program while studying for her Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) degree.
Read about her experience:
University of Sydney - Changes to Entry Requirements – Bachelor of Pharmacy
The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is no longer an entry requirement for the Bachelor of Pharmacy. Entry is based on ATAR (or equivalent) only for HSC students and recent student leavers. This is applicable from the 2013 intake onwards.
Students whose ATAR (or equivalent) is slightly below the ATAR cut-off may still be offered a place based on excellent performance in relevant HSC subjects through the flexible entry scheme. The Faculty will generally consider students who have an ATAR up to 5 ATAR points below the published cut-off in that year.
Relevant HSC subjects are now Band 4 and above in HSC English (2 unit or above) and Chemistry and Band 4 and above in at least one of Mathematics (2 unit, not General) or Physics
How to apply: No additional application is required as the Faculty of Pharmacy automatically reviews the performance of all UAC candidates in relevant HSC subjects.
For more information on these changes, please visit http://sydney.edu.au/pharmacy/
Keynote presentation at the University of Sydney Careers Advisers & Teachers' Day 2012
Anders Sorman-Nilsson, founder and creative director of Thinque, discusses trends impacting industry today and how students can gain a competitive edge in the work place of the future.
Your path to Sydney Uni
An information evening for parents and students
Ever wondered about going to uni?
What can I study? What marks do I need to get in? How do I apply? How much would it cost?
Join us to find Your path to Sydney Uni. At this information evening you can find all the answers to your questions and hear from current Sydney Uni students including Corey Payne from the Canterbury Bulldogs about why he chose to study at Sydney.
Join us and be in with a chance to win tickets to the NRL Grand Final, double passes to a Bulldogs home game and a signed Bulldogs Jersey!
When: Wednesday 9 May 2012, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Refreshments will be available from 6.30pm
Event begins at 7pm
Where: Whitlam Room, Revesby Workers Club, 2B Brett Street, Revesby
You do not need to be a member of Revesby Workers Club to attend this info night.
Register: Fill in your details on the registration page
Places are limited so please register online by 7 May
Cost: Free, please register for catering purposes
Contact: Future Students Helpline: 1300 362 006
Australian Academy of Beauty and Spa Therapy
Campuses: Bella Vista (Hills district), North Strathfield and Chatswood (which services the central coast in addition to Sydney’s North).
The academy is able to offer VET FEE HELP for the Diploma of Beauty therapy.
Pathway to Victoria University, giving graduated students priority of place in the Bachelor of Health Science (Dermal Therapies), a specialist course of study for those beauty therapists wishing to work with the medical profession.
Two intakes a year, enrolments are being taken now for both July 2012 and January 2013
Upcoming Information Evenings
Bookings are essential.
Bella Vista Wednesday May 9th 2012 7pm
North Strathfield 7pm Wednesday May 9th 2012
Chatswood 7pm Thursday May 10th 2012
T 1300 277 785
Sutherland Business Education Network
Resilient & Resourceful-Flourishing Young People Webinar
This exciting ONLINE presentation from leading coach Clive Leach will help you as parents to have a better understanding of what happiness and well-being really are.
Drawing upon the field of positive psychology, with particular reference to ‘Positive Education’ Clive will share some of the latest evidence-based ideas and tips focusing on strengths, optimism and creating a positive space for learning. Each has been shown to increase levels of well-being, hope, resilience and achievement in young people and adults.
This valuable session will be interactive, empowering and fun and it has the potential to have a meaningful and positive impact on the future success of yourselves and your families!
TUESDAY MAY 8TH, 6:30pm-7:15pm (followed by question time)
http://tinyurl.com/77x445f to register
Migrants Pathways to Employment Expo - 1 Jun 2012, Brookvale
Manly Community Centre (MCC)
1 June 2012, 10.00am-1.00pm
Community Rooms, Warringah Mall Shopping Centre, Pittwater Rd, Brookvale
The MCC's Settlement Grants Program invites the CALD communities of the Northern Beaches of Sydney to an Employment Expo to access information about local work opportunities.
Local businesses, industries and Government agencies are invited to participate in the Employment Expo to meet with prospective employees and to support the "live locally, work locally" campaign.
For more information: contact Maria Elena Chidzey, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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