Emmanuel Catholic College

Careers Newsletter - May 2017

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Monday 19 June

SPACE Centre (Sport and Performing Arts Centre of Excellence)

Students in Year 9 and 10 will visit during the afternoon.

Students and parents from all year groups are invited to attend from 3.30pm until 6.30pm.

University representatives, TAFEs and private training providers will be there to answer your questions.

Why are Careers Expos so important?

An article from Skills Road: https://goo.gl/BcTifs

What are careers expos?

Careers expos and markets give students, parents and job-seekers a chance to find out first-hand from careers advisors, apprenticeship centres, registered training organisations, universities and employers about the latest career pathways. Essentially, they are a one-stop shop for professional careers advice.

Why should my child attend?

  • Careers expos give your child the chance to make direct contact with experts from tertiary institutions teaching exciting subjects. Industry insiders can give personal advice on which courses or training pathways are best for certain occupations.
  • Career expos often offer practical demonstrations giving potential recruits the chance to observe.
  • Career expos give your child a unique opportunity to hear first-hand about what it’s really like to work and study in a range of fields. This could be the stimulus they need to begin making a career decision!

    Universities and academic advisors are also on hand to give advice about higher education.

Source: https://goo.gl/BcTifs

Choosing a career path whilst at school can be overwhelming. An idea of the type of career path you would like to follow will help guide you through school and provide a focus or a goal to aim for. The best place to start is to examine your strengths and interests. We tend to do perform better when we focus on these.

Further information email Mrs Susan Beedie: Beedie.Susan@emmanuel.wa.edu.au


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Why Knowing Your Strengths Matters

Why strengths matter when it comes to work.

When it comes to choosing a career, the way a role enables us to use our strengths matters. As people who go to work and use their strengths every day experience far more engagement and satisfaction than those who don’t.

Take time to talk about the strengths in your children. By beginning to understand our top strengths we can start to think about whether different careers and opportunities will enable us to flourish or flounder.

Source: https://goo.gl/vCpUEA


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Year 12 can be both challenging and exciting. During your final year of school, there are lots of strategies you can use to keep things in perspective and to manage any stresses that come along.


There are many people that can help. Students are encouraged to talk to their subject teachers, form teachers, mentors, parents and friends. The final year of secondary school is an important year, but it will not be the most important year of your life. Your future will not be determined by what happens at the end of it.

Follow the link for more information: https://goo.gl/tDRn4w




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Notre Dame

May Course Information Evening

Wednesday 17 May 2017

5.30pm Expo, 6.15pm Presentation

Drill Hall (ND25), The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Looking for your ideal university degree?

Come to Notre Dame in Freo’s West End and explore your future study options.

Have a chat with our course advisors and discover degrees that match your strengths and career aspirations. Whether you’re looking to apply for Semester 2, 2017 or to study at university in 2018 or beyond, this event will help you find your way.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For further information - email future@nd.edu.au or call (08) 9433 0533.

Fremantle Campus Early Offer Program 2017

The University of Notre Dame Australia introduced the Early Offer Program in 2006 to reward the achievements of outstanding Year 12 students by simplifying their access to courses at our University. One of its benefits to the recipients has been that it has allowed them to face their final WACE examinations with reduced stress and added confidence.

Students who are selected for the Early Offer Program should be able to demonstrate that they:

· have exceptional personal or leadership qualities and are motivated to study;

· are active members of their church, school and/or community; and

· have a predicted ATAR (based on their best 4 eligible ATAR subjects) of:

· 93 or above if they applying to study Bachelor of Physiotherapy or Bachelor of Laws; or

· 90 or above if they are applying to study any other course.

Students must ensure that their school completes the school nomination component of their Early Offer Program application form, and that they submit their application form along with:

· Year 11 school reports and first semester of Year 12 school report (compulsory);

· personal statement of approximately 300 words outlining personal qualities and motivation to study their preferred course at Notre Dame (compulsory);

· evidence of Australian citizenship or residency status (such as a certified copy of their Australian passport, Australian citizenship certificate, Australian birth certificate, permanent resident visa or any visa with a copy of it from their passport) (compulsory);

· other relevant supplementary information (written references, awards or certificates) (optional).

Notre Dame encourages Year 12 students from all secondary schools to apply for the Early Offer Program.

While Notre Dame provides higher education within a context of Catholic faith and values, it welcomes students of all faiths or no faith at all. Applications must be submitted by the end of July.


CQ University

Australia’s largest regional university with over 35,000 students, 20+ locations, 300+ TAFE and University qualifications, flexible study options, practical learning experiences and pathway options.

Application process: https://goo.gl/Z85TDn


UWA University

UWA Course Info Sessions

For Year 10 & 11 students:

5.30 – 7pm, 8 May @ Tattersall Lecture Theatre

For Year 12 students:

7 – 8.30pm, 8 May @ Tattersall Lecture Theatre


UWA Campus Tour

Friday 14 July 2017.

9 – 10am Campus Tour, 10 - 11am: Morning tea and talk to Future Student Advisers.


UWA Health & Medical Sciences Information Evening

6.30 – 8.30pm, 10 May @ Social Sciences Lecture Theatre



Curtin University

Curtin University Engineering Information Evening

6 – 8pm, Thursday 4 May @ Building 213, Room 101 (Next to Tim Winton Lecture Theatre)

Find out how your passion for maths, science and technology could lead to a successful career in engineering.


Parent Information Session

Tuesday 6th June and Wednesday 7 June 5-7pm - Building 210 room 101 Elizabeth Jolly Lecture Theatre, Bentley Campus, Curtin University

Please register your interest. https://goo.gl/928fww



ECU Pizza Nights for Year 10’s

Tuesday, 23 May, 6.00pm, Mount Lawley Campus

Tuesday, 6 June, 6.00pm, Joondalup Campus

Thursday, 15 June, 6.00pm, South West (Bunbury) Campus

Our Year 10 Pizza Nights will help you – and your parents – think about what to study by showing you the courses we offer across our eight study areas. We'll also talk about uni entry pathways and how this relates to your Year 12 results.


ECU Teacher Education Information Evening

Tuesday, 16 May, Mount Lawley Campus

Tuesday, 27 June, Joondalup Campus

Register online:


WAAPA Production Tour

Thursday, 18 May, 6.00pm at Mount Lawley Campus

Visit design and costume studios, check out sound and lighting facilities, and explore our extensive props and scenery workshops on the way to a Q&A at the Geoff Gibbs Theatre.

If you can’t make this tour, take a virtual tour from the webpage.


WAAPA Arts Management and Live Production Info Evening

Thursday, 22 June, Mount Lawley Campus


ECU Media, Communications, Arts and Design Information Evening

Thursday, 8 June, 6.00pm, Mount Lawley Campus


ECU Business and Law Information Evening

Monday, 12 June, 6.00pm, Joondalup Campus

Thursday, 21 September, 6.00pm, Joondalup Campus



Murdoch University

Murdoch Engineering and Information Technology Careers Evening

6 – 7.30pm, 21 June @ Murdoch University South Street campus.


A day in the life of a Murdoch University student (Year 9's & 10's)

Date option 1: 27 September 2017
Date option 2: 28 September 2017

Please register for one day only



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TAFE & Apprenticeships

Australian Apprenticeship Ambassadors

View the personal stories of more than 120 Australian Apprenticeship Ambassadors who have found a career and success through completing an Australian Apprenticeship.


Hospitality School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Hospitality Group Training WA has a number of school based traineeships in hospitality advertised on their website.

- Apprentice Chef

- School Based Apprentice - Chef

- Trainee - Food & Beverage Service

- School Based Trainee - Food & Beverage Service

- Trainee - Kitchen Operations

- School Based Trainee - Kitchen Operation

Find out more by checking out on the jobs board: https://goo.gl/fLVcmq

Women in Trades Video Channel at SkillsOne

This online series of videos shows the range of trades that women are involved in around Australia. https://goo.gl/QjxGZ8

Endeavour College Open Day

Saturday 17 June from 10:00am

Natural Health Open Day is an opportunity to be immersed in the Endeavour College experience. Speak with lecturers and students, find out all about our Bachelor degree courses, explore our campuses, learn about educational pathways and study options, and find out if a career in natural health is for you.

To register, please visit: https://goo.gl/Owwh04

Youth Jobs PaTH

Youth Jobs PaTH is a new, flexible program designed to prepare young people for work. It also encourages employers to trial a young person for a job by offering interns and financial incentives to reduce the cost of recruitment.


Find your local Employability Skills Training Provider here:


The Defence Work Experience

Who is it for ?

The Defence Work Experience Program provides opportunities for young people who have an interest in a Defence career to gain exposure to job roles that are available in the Australian Defence Force and Australian Public Service.

Work experience opportunities are available for both secondary and tertiary students.

Students participating in Defence work experience placements must be at least 15 years of age at the time of the placement.




Skills West Expo is Western Australia’s leading, largest and most attended careers event that enables visitors to explore tertiary and VET course options, find traineeships, apprenticeships and plan new career pathways.

Skills West Expo is free for all visitors to attend and will be held on 18 – 20 August, 2017 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre


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    Phone: 9414 4000

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