NSW Winter Holiday, 4 - 17 July 2011
RailCorp 2012 Apprenticeships
RailCorp provide exciting opportunities for apprentices, with careers across a wide range of areas – for electricians to telecommunications experts to mechanics. While apprentices get paid to learn, they gain valuable experience that allows them to grow and develop, whether they are just out of school or planning a career change.
Each year RailCorp offers around 80 apprenticeships to applicants who have a genuine interest in the rail industry.
Apply by Friday 15 July 2011.
Telecommunication Traineeships with Telstra
With the roll out of the National Broadband Network and other emerging technologies the Telecommunications industry will be in need of many new recruits.
Skilled, a national provider of training services, is offering a number of different traineeships across Australia in partnership with Telstra. As a paid Excelior employee you’ll have an amazing opportunity to do hands-on work within Telstra, servicing its large corporate customers. On top of gaining a nationally recognised qualification, you’ll receive coaching, mentoring and support by experienced Telstra specialists, which will place you in a great position to build a career.
There are a number of traineeship programs available:
9 months in Telecommunications (Certificate 2) – NSW & VIC
24 months in Telecommunications (Certificate 2 & 3) - nationally
24 months in Information Technology (Certificate 3 & 4) - ACT & VIC
All programs combine classroom training with practical work experience at Telstra to apply and build on your skills.
Who do they best suit?
People with a keen interest in information technology or communications, who are looking for a career, and want to gain a qualification. People who are up for a new challenge, who are willing to apply themselves in order to gain the skills they need. People who aren’t afraid of hands on learning, and most importantly, we’re after people who enjoy working with others. People who like variety and interacting with new people everyday.
Telstra is committed to the success of the communications industry and is prepared to invest in the future by ensuring there is a skill resource from which the industry may draw from in years to come. This program is a wonderful opportunity for you to develop the skills necessary to build a career as a Communications Technician.
As a technician your work is varied which means that no two days are ever the same. Some of the work you would be doing is installing and maintaining Telstra’s infrastructure for telephone, broadband, satellite and wireless.
When working ‘in the field’, you will be liaising directly with a variety of customers ranging from people at home, to small business operators, to major organisations. As a Technician you are often the face of Telstra to our customers and you’ll be having an enormous impact on their lives and businesses. This is an extremely rewarding and important role to have.
Aged Care Nursing Scholarships
Supporting student nurses who show a demonstrated commitment to aged care to undertake undergraduate studies at an Australian tertiary institute leading to a qualification to practice as a registered nurse. Under this scheme there are places set aside for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
The Aged Care Nursing Scholarships: Undergraduate is open and will close on 1 September 2011.
Scholarship worth up to a total of $10,000 per year for three years full time study ($30,000 in total), or $5,000 per year for up to six years part time study.
Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme
Supporting students who are commencing or intending to commence an accredited nursing course at an Australian university or registered training organisation (RTO) that provides them with the ability to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Please note that NAHSSS UG includes the following scholarship: Nurse Scholarship Program Rural and Remote Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme.
This Scheme's application period will open 25 July 2011.
Scholarship worth up to a total of $10,000 per year for three years full time study or $5,000 per year for up to six years part time study.
Country Education Foundation of Australia
Young Australians living in rural and remote areas are as bright and ambitious as their counterparts living in Australia’s major metropolitan centres. However, the fact that they live outside public transport commuting distance of metropolitan centres causes them great difficulty when they are faced with the decision of what to do with their lives after leaving school. This is where the Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEFA) steps in. CEFA is a national not-for-profit organisation which assists rural and remote communities around the country establish local Education Foundations. These local foundations raise funds that are used to provide 'non-cash' grants to local youth to assist them with their transition from high school into further education, training or vocations.
CEFA Home Page: http://www.cef.org.au/index.php
UNSW Co-op Program Applications open
The UNSW Co-op Program is a career development scholarship that develops our scholars into professionals, not just graduates at the end of their university degree. The program incorporates industry experience, leadership and professional development, networking, mentoring, friends and fun!
A UNSW Co-op Scholarship provides:
$16,750 pa* for every year of study
Between 9 and 18 months of relevant industry training with up to four different companies during your degree
The opportunity to experience the sort of work you might be doing as a graduate in the field and to assess/be assessed by a number of potential employers
A Co-op Academic Co-ordinator that can offer advice and support throughout your degree
Professional development & leadership training during your degree
Opportunities to network with leading employers and make valuable contacts within your industry
A social network of friends that can support you through university and last a lifetime
Scholarships pay $16,750 per year over 4 years for Business degrees and 5 years for most Engineering and Science degrees.
Applications for 2011 high school leavers are now open.
Don't forget the Scholarships Information Evening on 21st July!
Elite Athlete Friendly University Network
The Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network has been established to identify and promote universities who have responded to the specific needs of elite student athletes by developing new, or promoting existing policies and practices which assist elite student athletes to undertake sporting opportunities whilst pursuing and achieving academic excellence.
See http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/career_and_education/university_network/endorsed_universities for contacts at universities around Australia.
International Film School Sydney
Future Filmmaker scholarship competition
This competition is open to Australian residents 17+ years old.
Entry into this competition makes you eligible for the prize of a full 2 year scholarship of an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media at the International Film School Sydney (IFSS) - a prize value of $44,000 AUD.
Competition call for entries : DEADLINE 21st October 2011
Produce a short 3 minute film on a "Be Daring" theme
Provide a short synopsis of the film with your entry
Fill in your details and click 'submit'
Wait for the winner to be announced - its that simple
NSW Marine Industry Careers Guide
The Australian marine industry employs 29,000 people.
See the Careers Guide: http://www.bia.org.au/careers.html
Visit the Boat Show in Sydney from 28 July - 1 August. http://www.sydneyboatshow.com.au/
Wodonga TAFE information sessions and open day
Some of our departments will be holding an Open Day on Sunday 21 August 2011. These include:
Community Services and Health
Creative Industries (Phone 02 6055 6660)
Motorsports (Phone 02 6055 6769).
If you are interested in other areas, then please review our information sessions leaflet for dates and times: http://www.wodongatafe.edu.au/media/641554/info%20sessions_2011.pdf
Institute of Design Ulladulla
ART & DESIGN DROP IN CLASSES
Classes will re-commence next semester on a new day TUESDAYS from 9 August 2011, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
44 Deering Street Ulladulla NSW 2539
$5 per class
YOU WILL LEARN
Come to IDU to work on art and design projects with the guidance of our design teachers. Bring along your school or personal projects or start something completely new with us. All work created can contribute to your creative folio.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Students in Year 10, 11 and 12.
Call 4454 0101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or just come along Tuesdays at 4pm.
World Education Program (WEP) Australia
Study overseas in more than 20 countries with World Education Program (WEP) Australia. Our international student exchange programs offer you a transformational learning experience hand-in-hand with unsurpassed quality of support and attention to every student and family.
Opportunities to live and study overseas are available to all Australian secondary students who enjoy a challenge and are willing to completely immerse themselves into day-to-day life in another country. These outstanding educational programs offer you the experience of a lifetime and promote understanding and peace between people from different cultures.
Information Evenings in Victoria, Queensland & NSW: http://wep.org.au/info/information-evenings
Sydney: 3 August, 23 August, 26 October from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Bowlers Club of NSW, 95-99 York Street, Sydney
Open Day between 12pm and 4pm 20 August 2011
WEP Australia Head Office
Suite 2 / 249 Hampton Street
Hampton VIC 3188
School Based Apprenticeship & Traineeship Information Evening Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
Are you a student currently in Year 10?
Have you heard people talk about how great SBATs are, but don’t really know anything about them?
Would you like to find out how you can combine your HSC with a nationally recognised qualification and paid work?
Do you want to find out how a School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship would fit into your HSC?
Can you convert your existing casual job into a School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship?
To find out the answers to these questions and more:
Career Links presents the 2011 annual School Based Apprenticeship & Traineeship Information Evening
Tuesday 2nd August 2011 at Club Macquarie, 458 Lake Road Argenton NSW 2284
The evening will include two identical sessions starting at 6pm and 7pm.
Each session starts with a seated presentation that explains what a SBAT is and how it fits into the HSC; how the Expression of Interest process works; how you can help yourself to gain a position; and how positions are advertised. At the conclusion of the main presentation you will move to another room where you will have time to speak one on one with representatives from a range of organisations involved in the SBAT process.
Seating is limited and registration is essential.
For event enquiries please contact Kerrie Parkinson on 4956 8468 or 0412 373 995
On this site find:
A Resume Builder which will give you a simple resume in Word format.
A Career Quiz which helps you choose a job that’s right for YOU.
DEEWR Scholarships for Career Advisers applications now close 22 July
Applications for DEEWR Scholarships for Career Advisers in 2012 have been extended and will now close on 22 July 2011.
8 Scholarships offered for 2012
One full-fee and one half-fee scholarship is available for each of the following four year degree programs with a selected major:
•BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTANCY
•BACHELOR OF COMMERCE
•BACHELOR OF DESIGN
•BACHELOR OF ARTS (VISUAL COMMUNICATION)
The design scholarships are currently valued at $55,440 for full tuition fees and $27,720 for half tuition fees. Design/BA (VisCom) students must also allow for out of pocket expenses and an initial art kit.
The Bachelor of Commerce scholarship is valued at $45,360 for full tuition fees and $22,680 for half tuition fees.
Applications are open to all current Year 12 Australian high school students with Australian citizenship. Scholarship awards are based on outstanding creative abilities.
Applications close 30 September 2011
Charles Sturt University Open day every day
CSU's open day every day campus tour program lets you take a personalised tour of a CSU campus at a time that suits you, any working day of the year.
Tours are available Monday - Friday in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Parramatta and Wagga Wagga.
You will get the chance to:
talk to our professional staff about your course and career options
take a look around the campus with one of our tour guides who's a current student
see our state-of-the-art teaching facilities and equipment
learn about on campus accommodation options and other student amenities.
see what it's like to study at University.
Book your tour: http://www.csu.edu.au/oncampus/campus-life/tour
(3 working days' notice is required for booking.)
If you have not heard from us prior to the day of your tour please contact us on 1800 334 733.
Hazard a Guess
Did you know that 15 young workers aged between 15 to 25 are injured each day while working. The good news is that many of these workplace incidents are preventable.
Hazard a Guess is an interactive eLearning tool to learn about your rights and responsibilities.
If you would like further information call WorkCover on 13 10 50. WorkCover staff are here to help and you can remain anonymous if you wish.
2011 Heywire Competition
The HEYWIRE competition is now open to people aged 16 - 22, to submit a story about life in Australia outside the major cities.
Your story can be created in any form of media: text, video, photography or audio. And if you are selected as one of our winners (roughly 40) your story will be featured on ABC Local Radio, ABC Radio National, triple j and abc.net.au.
And you'll also score an all-expenses-paid trip to the Heywire Youth Issues Forum in Canberra in February 2012.
Entries for the 2011 Heywire Competition close on Monday 19 September 2011 at 5pm
Entrants must be aged between 16 and 22 years of age on the 1st of February, 2012
Undergraduate Opportunities 2011
Undergraduate Opportunities 2011 e-book is now available online!
What It Means To Be A Writer
Wednesday 13 July from 12.15 to 13.15
Customs House, 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay
Join Pip Smith in conversation with experienced young adult writer Deb Abela about what it means to be a writer. Deb is the author of fifteen novels for 8-12 year olds, including the Jasper Zammit (Soccer Legend) series and the Max Remy Superspy series. Her latest novel is Grimsdon.
Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme
The Scheme was established in recognition of Dr Arnold ('Puggy') Hunter's significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and in his previous role as Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).
The aim of the Scheme is to help address the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health professions and assist in increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with professional health qualifications.
The scholarship provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are intending to undertake study or are undertaking study in an entry level qualification in an eligible health related discipline at an Australian university or TAFE (Certificate IV and above).
Eligible health areas include:
Aboriginal health worker
Allied health (excluding pharmacy)
Closing date for applications:
Friday 16 September 2011 @ 5.00pm EST/EDST
If you require further information or assistance to complete your application please contact the Scholarships team at Royal College of Nursing, Australia (RCNA) by:
Free call: 1800 688 628
Australian Engineering Week Events
Lots to see and do in the first week in August 2011
Find all of the events around Australia at http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/aew
Engineering Games 5th August Questacon Entries Close 22 July
Workshop and site tour for career advisors, science and maths teachers 1st August
Discover Engineering in Newcastle & Coffs Harbour Information Sessions for students 2nd August
Discover Engineering in Grafton, Alstonville, & Port Maquarie Information Sessions for students 3rd August
Site Tour: RTA Material Laboratory
Site Tour: Pylon Lookout Museum
Harricks Address Technical Presentation
Site Tour: Inner West Busway
Site Tour: Lifting the lid on urban organics
Site Tour: St Mary’s Waste Water Treatment Plant
Site Tour: Cochlear
Macquarie University Lecture
Great Engineering Challenge at UNSW
Great Engineering Challenge at Dubbo
Site Tour: RAAF Base Richmond Engineering and Maintenance
Site Tour: Cochlear Global Head Quarters
Site Tour: ResMed Limited
Site Tour: ABC Tour Ultimo
Site Tour: Water Desalination Plant
Site Tour: UNSW Water Research Laboratory
Sydney Harbour Bridge Technical Presentation
Site Tour: Port Botany
Aurecon Bridge Building Competition
Site Tour: ILC at Enfield
The CSIRO Parkes Observatory Open Days
On the weekend of 8-9 October 2011, the Parkes Observatory will host an Open Weekend, offering guided tours up and through the famous radio telescope. The open days showcase the achievements of the Observatory as a world-leading astronomical telescope as well as its role in supportimg some of the most significant space missions in history.
In addition to telescope tours, there will be regular talks by astronomers on a range of astronomy related topics, Q&A sessions with astronomy and engineering experts, a look behind the scenes of the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) and many other fun family activities.
Regional Aviation Association of Australia Scholarships
These scholarships are available to people who have already started their training.
ArtSound FM Break into Broadcasting! ACT
Open to ALL Students 13 and over
An introductory 2-day course on digital music recording, radio program production & presentation.
Location: ArtSound FM, Manuka Arts Centre, cnr NSW Crescent & Manuka Circle, Manuka
Times: 9.30am to 4pm (one hour lunch break)
Dates: 11 & 12 July, and 18 & 19 July
Cost: $225 (payment due 05 July)
Limited numbers .... book now to secure your place .... 6295 7444
Women in Physics Lecture Tour - The dark side of the Universe
6.30pm, Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Location: Sydney Observatory
Presenter: Tamara Davis, University of Queensland
RSVP required: Yes
Contact Phone: (02) 9921 3485
The Universe is an amazing place, and our modern telescopes are giving us an unprecedented view. We can now see the Universe as it was only 100,000 years after the big bang, before galaxies even existed. We have found hundreds of planets orbiting other stars and are trying to detect their atmospheres to see if there are hints of life. We regularly detect supernovae (exploding stars) that went off billions of years before the earth even formed. And we’ve discovered some kind of ‘dark energy’ that is making the expansion of the Universe speed up (and one day might teach us how to harness anti-gravity to make hover-boards).
Tamara will talk about these and other things she researches in her life as an astrophysicist.
Mid North Coast Post Secondary Options Expo
The Mid North Coast Post Secondary Options Expo will be held on Wednesday, 27th July at the Coffs Harbour Education Campus gymnasium between 9.30am and 12 noon.
The day is aimed at local senior students with universities, accommodation providers, TAFE, private providers, Police, Defence Forces, employment providers and many more being available to speak with students.
There is no cost for students to attend this event.
26th Jul 2011 from 1pm to 3pm
Venue: St Edmunds College, McMillan Cres Griffith ACT
Deanne Reynolds email@example.com
Light lunch provided. RSVP for catering.
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