We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.  Georg Hegel 1770n – 1831, Philosopher

It is now the business end of the year for all Year 12 students who are finalising 13 years of schooling and are preparing to embark on a voyage of lifelong learning. This newsletter contains information on cadetships, apprenticeships and scholarship applications.

Hills Grammar will once again host its Tertiary Awareness Market for senior students in the Hills district. This year it is expected that over 500 students, from 6 local schools, will visit the event with over 45 Tertiary Institutions present to answer the student’s questions. The Hills Grammar School would like to thank all the schools and Tertiary providers who will visit the market and in turn help to make the event a success.

University Admission Centre (UAC) dates for your calendar

On time application closing date – Thursday 29 September with a $58 fee.

HSC notification – 14 December;

UAI notification – 15 December;

Change of University preferences for December main round offers – 17 December

Change of University preferences for January main round offers – 3 January 2018.

University of New England Regional Bonus Points

UNE's Regional Bonus Scheme adds 5 points to your ATAR, OP (or equivalent), and is for applicants from regional, rural and remote locations Australia-wide. It complements UNE's long-established Early Entry Admissions Scheme for domestic Year 12 and TAFE students.

http://www.une.edu.au/study/study-on-campus/regional-bonus-points

University of Western Sydney Early Offer Program 2018

HSC students can now start planning their futures early by registering with Western Sydney University’s Early Offer Program. Register online with your details today and get advance notifications about their exciting offers program.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/informationabout/bonuspoints/early_offer_2018#.WYfhibUPS3s.facebook

WSU Go Global Info Sessions

These sessions will provide you with information about applying and how to research subject options in order to select your preferred destinations and host universities. At these sessions, you can learn about the Go Global Exchange Program for Spring Session 2018 and our range of end-of-year and mid-year short programs.

Parramatta Campus – Wednesday 16 August 5pm

Penrith Campus – Thursday 17 August 5pm

Bankstown Campus – Tuesday 22 August 5pm

Webinar – Tuesday 29 August 5pm

https://westernsydney.edu.au/globalmobility/goglobal/home/exchange_sessions

WSU Design Career and Portfolio Day

1 September @ Parramatta Campus

Show us your original creative work and have an interview to determine your eligibility for an EARLY OFFER to our Design degree.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/home/events/design_career_and_portfolio_day2

Future Teachers Scholarships Closing Soon

Teacher Education Scholarships – 220 places available

Teacher Education Scholarships – Aboriginal – 80 places available

Teacher Rural Scholarships – 50 places available

Great Teaching, Inspired Learning Cadetships – 30 places available

Applications close on Friday 15 September 2017.

https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/

Riewoldt Family AFL Excellence Scholarships – Bond University

Applications for this scholarship are now open and will close 1 September.

The scholarship offers 100% tuition remission for any single undergraduate or postgraduate degree or diploma, excluding the Bond Medical Program.

https://bond.edu.au/scholarship/riewoldt-family-afl-excellence-scholarship

University of Melbourne Interstate Student and Family Information Day

Mon 2 October

This day is designed for interstate domestic Year 11 and 12 students to visit the University of Melbourne and find out about study and accommodation options. Registrations are required.

https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/explore/events/victoria_and_interstate/victoria/interstate_student_and_family_information_day_october

Blacktown City Council is calling for Trainees and Apprentices

The second largest council in NSW is looking for 48 trainees and apprentices for multiple roles in Childcare, Business Administration and Trades Apprenticeships. All applications close 15 September.

Childcare Traineeships (24 available)

Business Administration Traineeships (9 available)

Trades Apprenticeships (15 available)

Paramedic Traineeships

Applicants who have no prior medical experience can apply for the Trainee Paramedic (vocational entry) role. Through the Trainee Paramedic vocational entry training pathway, you will undertake the nationally-accredited Diploma of Paramedical Science over three years, delivered by the NSW Ambulance Education Centre, Rozelle, Sydney.

http://www.ambulance.nsw.gov.au/media/docs/2016%20Paramedic%20Intern%20Guide-cff5296d-5c28-4e35-92d5-298cdc685000-0.pdf

http://www.ambulance.nsw.gov.au/Employment/Paramedic-Positions/Becoming-a-paramedic.html

Apprenticeship Engagement Forum Flyers

These flyers are suitable for both school-based apprenticeships or post-school apprenticeships. Each flyer sets out a possible career path for the student and then suggests the elective subjects that will make that career path possible. The subject lists cover choices in years 9 & 10 and 11 & 12.

http://www.apprenticeshipengagementforum.com.au/pages/onepage.aspx

AHG Apprenticeships (Motoring Group)

An apprenticeship with AHG is run over 4 years on a full-time basis. It gives you the opportunity to get the formal technical training and the hands-on experience you need to become a fully qualified Service Technician. You will gain recognised job skills and qualifications, all whilst being paid.

Applications open for 2018 intake

http://www.ahg.com.au/nsw/ahg-apprenticeship-program

Becoming an apprentice

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways can help you when you’re looking for an apprenticeship. Visit this page on their website for a step-by-step guide to finding and securing the best apprenticeship for you.

http://www.aapathways.com.au/Self-Help/Step-by-Step-Guide

Calibre Consulting: Engineering Scholarship

Each year, we offer a number of Dream Big scholarships to help young women.

Dream Big is open to young women throughout Australia who are Australian citizens or permanent residents and who will be undertaking an approved civil or structural engineering course. Applications open from October in the final year of high school and close in January the following year

http://www.calibreconsulting.co/careers/teams/start-your-career/dream-big

Power of Engineering at UNSW - 26 September UNSW will host a Power of Engineering Day for girls in years 9 and 10 on Tuesday 26 September. Students interested in science and maths are encouraged to come along to get a taste of engineering through hands-on workshops and an "industry experience" session. Power of Engineering Day: Tuesday 26 September, 9am-4pm, UNSW Kensington Campus - http://unsw.to/poe

Kenvale College - GET REAL EVENTS EXPERIENCE - Hospitality, Cookery & Events Scholarship Program If you have a real passion for Event Management then our Get Real Events Experience program is for you. This is a partial scholarship program for Year 11 and 12 students in 2017. Our 10-15 finalists will be working in an events environment for a week. Entries now close on Mon 23 Aug http://bit.ly/applyGREE2017. For more info contact Jacob Munday: mundayj@kenvale.edu.au or 9314 6213.

Year 12 Scholarships - Closes Friday 1 September 2017 The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) offers a number of scholarships each year for Year 12 students who qualify for entry appropriate course at an AIQS accredited university in Australia. The scholarships are to the value of AU$3,000. For more info visit www.aiqs.com.au or contact lkirby@aiqs.com.au
Only one month left to apply! Do you have any students who are interested in becoming teachers? Applications are closing soon. Students are guaranteed a permanent teaching job, $5000 per year of full time study and $3000 appointment allowance.

 https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/getpaidtostudy