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Careers Newsletter - November 2016


  • 9 December 2016 - TAFE Admissions applications close (full-time)
  • 29 December 2016 - WACE Results
  • 6 January 2017 - 1st round offers issued (full-time competitive courses)
  • 16 January 2017 - 2nd round offers issued (full-time competitive courses)
  • Mid/Late January 2017 - Enrolments (full-time)
  • Mid/Late January 2017 - Enrolments (part-time, no application required)
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It is predicted that jobs will change in the future. There is a constant evolution in the jobs that are available and predictions suggest that jobs in the future will require new skills. These skills include: Problem solving, ICT, communication and teamwork. Some occupations will be replaced through technological improvements just as other jobs will be created. Students need to be aware of the need to develop transferable skills and the importance of lifelong learning.

WA’s top growth industries

Western Australian job seekers are being encouraged to explore TAFE training options to take advantage of forecast job growth in the State.

The forecast key growth areas over the next five years:

· Health Care and Social Assistance (25,000 additional jobs)

· Education and Training (14,000 additional jobs)

· Construction (14,000 additional jobs)

· Retail Trade (11,000 additional jobs)

· Accommodation and Food Services (11,000 additional jobs)

For more information on TAFE courses, visit





Labour market information portal


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CQUniversity is expanding its presence in Perth with a full-sized CBD campus currently under construction and set to open in February, 2017.

Located in the vibrant Perth CBD, a short stroll away from Elizabeth Quay, the new campus will offer students state of the art facilities in the heart of Western Australia’s capital. Conveniently located a few minutes away from Perth Underground Station and the Esplanade busport, CQUniversity Perth is set to attract hundreds of students and is committed to filling the gaps in the WA tertiary education sector.

Find out more about our expansion into WA and explore your study options here.


New campus facilities will include:

  • sonography, echocardiography and engineering labs
  • student computer labs and study areas
  • wireless internet access
  • high-tech classrooms, theatres and teaching spaces
  • student recreational and social spaces
  • student support services
  • research facilities and meeting rooms
  • and staff offices


10 William St, Perth WA 6000 (currently under construction)

Current and future student enquiries: 13 27 86
Overseas enquiries: +61 7 4930 9000
Local campus enquiries: +61 8 9278 2476

CQ University Online Chat Sessions

3pm – 6pm, 29 November & 9am – 1pm, 19 December Australia's largest regional university with more than 20 locations across the nation (including major cities), known for our world-class education and a leader in distance education.

CQ University WA Information Sessions

Perth: 5pm, 9 November



ATAR Advice Day

Tuesday 3 January 2017
9am - 5pm
Admissions Office:

The University of Notre Dame Australia, corner of High & Mouat St, Fremantle

Received your ATAR and want to explore your choices?

Come and chat to our friendly Advisors for one-to-one advice on courses, your application and alternative pathways.

There is no need to RSVP for this event; please join us at any time on the day.
Light refreshments provided.

Keep up to date with Notre Dame’s events and news by registering your interest.

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

ATAR EXPRESS WORKSHOPS - Please click the link below


Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options and a high degree of flexibility, allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career and personal interests.


Murdoch University is internationally recognised as a research-led institution with a flexible approach to learning.

Our students work alongside specialist researchers to tackle the most critical global challenges.

Our graduates are sought after by business and industry as a result of the high-quality teaching, multidisciplinary degree combinations, leading-edge research and relevant real-world learning. Quintessentially Australian with far-reaching influence, we are also proud to offer international opportunities for study in Dubai and Singapore.

Murdoch University acknowledges that its South Street, Rockingham and Mandurah campuses are located on Noongar Land.


WAAPA Short Courses

Weekend and weeknight workshops running throughout the year in acting, dance, music and music theatre.


Curtin Twilight Campus Tours

7 December 2016. Registrations open at 5pm; tours start at 5.30pm.

Our prospective student advisers will also be on hand to answer questions about applying to Curtin.



VET in Schools are certificate courses run at TAFE for one or two days a week that enable students in Years 11/12 to obtain certificates in courses not provided for at school. They are competitive and students need to be aware that grades achieved in school are used as entrance qualifications into the courses. Applications for the courses and all details can be found at:



Please speak to Mrs Beedie if you are thinking of applying to see how the course would fit into your career pathway plan. Please note that support information, such as resumes, school reports and relevant certificates, must be uploaded at the time of application.




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Congratulations to Issac Paul for his successful completion of the iDiversity project at Kwinana Industry Council.

The KIC Education Development Program is about exposing high school students in the region to the types of careers that are available in industry, and working with them in a practical sense on how they might aspire to these sorts of careers. Issac spent five days experiencing work life in industries around Perth.

He spent time with students from other schools in the area developing team building, confidence, self -esteem and public speaking skills.

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Private Colleges

Career Quiz

This quiz will help you identify what types of work you most like doing. A Career Quiz app can also be downloaded free from the iTunes app store and Google Play by searching for ‘Career Quiz Australia’.


My Health Career: How Long Does It Take to Become a Fully Qualified Doctor?


Fair Work Ombudsman: Young Workers & Students

This webpage outlines the responsibilities and rights of young people and students in the workplace. Information can also be found on starting a job, beginning an apprenticeship or traineeship, and ending employment.


Student Exchange Australia New Zealand: New Volunteer and Community Involvement Scholarships

These scholarships are open to students who are actively involved in their community and have a desire to help build the community and make a difference to the people around them. Successful scholarship applicants receive a substantial discount on the normal fee program.


Employment Outlook to November 2019

The Department of Employment’s annual employment projections forecast the job outlook by industry, occupation, skill level and region for the following five years to November 2019.


Open day at South Metropolitan TAFE for automotive industries.

A Future in Chemistry

Find out about more about careers, degrees and vocational training in chemistry.


The Simpson Prize

Entries close 11 November 2016

The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students. The competition requires students to respond to the following question:

“The experience of Australian soldiers on the Western Front in 1916 has been largely overlooked in accounts of World War One.”

To what extent would you argue that battles such as Fromelles and Pozières should feature more prominently in accounts of World War One?



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Recruit Information Session - 10 November 2016

People who have an interest in a career as a Police Officer are encouraged to attend the next Recruit Information Session. Please be advised the Recruit Information Session only provides information on the Police Officer role and recruitment process and does not provide information on the Cadet or Police Auxiliary Officer entry pathway.

Recruit Information Sessions include presentations by WA Police Recruiting Personnel, Police Recruits and other members of WA Police and provide an overview of the recruitment and selection process, training requirements and job specific information relevant to a career as a police officer.

Joining as a Cadet:


Please note that regular checks on the website will indicate when applications for Cadets are available.


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A student studying Certificate II in school can start their training pathway. It can lead to further studies at TAFE or to a traineeship or apprenticeship. A certificate II is one of the requirements of WACE if An ATAR score is not generated through completion of four ATAR subjects in year 12.


A student studying Certificate II in Sport and Recreation at school can open up the following pathways:


Look at the resources on the website to see where a Certificate II could take you in the future. ‘The Job I Love’ allows students and jobseekers to find out about occupations and careers within the service industries. It has information about qualifications, how to find training, and what course goes with what job.

Download it here: http://thejobilove.com.au/

My Health Career: Hiring Secrets from Richard Branson and Naomi Simpson


5 Steps to Become a Commercial Pilot


You Asked, Brian Cox Answered

See Brian Cox answer student-submitted questions about astronomy and physics as part of his A Journey Into Deep Space tour:


How to Become a Naturopath

This article by the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences provides information about the field of alternative medicine called Naturopathy. It covers what a Naturopath does, what skills are required, and why people may want to pursue a career in Naturopathy. http://blog.aias.com.au/index.php/careers/how-to-become-a-naturopath/

Agrifood Careers & Rural Skills Australia

This website provides information to students, parents, career advisers and teachers about the agricultural and horticulture industries in Australia. Students interested in pursuing a career in these industries should visit this website: http://agrifoodcareers.com.au

African Conservation Experience Gap Year Program

African Conservation Experience runs a series of conservation projects in South Africa and accepts students for 2-12 week placements. Projects include wildlife conservation and management, marine conservation, veterinary work, community projects and more. http://www.conservationafrica.net/Gap-Year-Students

Mining, Oil and Gas Jobs – Year 10 Career Planning Guide

Outlines the career options for students considering entering the mining, oil and gas industries. The guide provides information about the careers that are trade based as well as those that require tertiary qualifications. A list of Australian Universities and Mining Schools is also displayed. Students can learn a lot about the industry just by navigating their way through the site.

http://www.miningoilgasjobs.com.au/Training-and-Development/Career-Planning-for-Students/Year-10--Guide-for- Planning-a-Career.aspx

Khan Academy

This website features an extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments. It covers K-12 maths, science, finance, history and more. Students can learn and study from the comfort of their own home. https://www.khanacademy.org/

Jobs of the Future: Examining Workforce Trends

http://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/Latest-news/Education-news/Jobs-of-the-future-examining-workforce- trends

Rail Career Pathways

This website has information about the range of careers available in the rail industry and information on what you should study to get there.


Retailworld Resourcing

This website has information about getting started in the retail industry, including qualifications you might need. It also has job listings for locations around Australia.


Green Army Programme

The programme provides opportunities for young Australians aged 17-24 years to gain training and experience in environmental and heritage conservation fields, while participating in projects that generate benefits for the environment. Green Army teams of 10 (up to nine participants and one team supervisor) are deployed to projects lasting 20-26 weeks across Australia to help communities deliver local conservation outcomes.

To learn more about the programme, and see when a programme may be starting near you, visit: http://www.environment.gov.au/land/green-army

College of Event Management: What are Employers Really Looking for?


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PO Box 3102


Phone: 9414 4000

Fax: 9498 5864