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Camp America Information sessions: Wed 6 Sept Shepparton, Mon 19 Sept Wodonga. For more info T: 1300 889 067 E: info@campamerica.com.au, www.campamerica.com.au.

Seasonal Firefighters
The Department and Sustainability and Environment and Parks Victoria are looking for fit and health people to become firefighters this summer and help protect Victoria from bushfire. All training will be provided – you just need to have a high level of fitness, be a team player and hold a current manual drivers licence. Salaries range from $765.32 – $1084.81 per week plus 9% superannuation. Applications open from 15 August 2011 to 4 September 2011. For more information visit www.dse.vic.gov.au firejobs or call 136 186
Information session: The Centre, Chisholm Street, Wangaratta 30 August 6pm-7pm. For more information contact Ray Ahmat on (02) 6043 7940 or Shane Crispin on (03) 5721 0241.

Interested in becoming a fitness instructor? The certificate III in fitness can get you on your way. Delivered over 20 evening sessions starting 5th September, the Certificate III in Fitness allows graduates to gain employment as fitness and group exercise instructors within the fitness industry. The Certificate III in Fitness (National Code SRF30206) is nationally recognised and will be conducted in Wangaratta. More information Phone: 1300 GOTAFE (1300 468 233)

Lattitude Global Volunteering
Young People without Borders is an exciting new program that will enable more young Australians to embark on a transformational gap year than ever before. Sponsored placements are available in 2012 through the introductory Trailblazer Award.

We are inviting applications for funded placements in China, India and Vietnam to provide assistance in the areas of teaching, community development and sports coaching. For further information about the program and funded placements available for 2012 see the website www.fya.org.au/initiatives/youngpeoplewithoutborders.

Application deadline September 2, For more information contact Siobhan Marsh    phone    9826    6266    or    0401    782    456 smarsh@lattitude.org.au, www.lattitude.org.au.

DanceLife’s Online Guide to Dance & Performing Arts Courses 2012 Released: ‘DanceLife’, an Online Community for Dancers and Performers have released their annual course guide: DanceLife’s Online Guide to Dance & Performing Arts Courses. The guide has been put together for secondary school students interested in a career in the dance and the performing arts industry. Download the guide    at    http://www.dancelife.com.au/wp-content/ uploads/2011/08/ DanceLife_Online_Guide_To_Dance_and_Performing_Arts_ Courses_2012.pdf

Careers with the Victoria Police Protective Services Unit:
Victoria Police Recruitment Services have just commenced a campaign to recruit 950 Protective Services Officers (PSO’s) over the next three years. The Protective Services Division (PSD) is Victoria Police’s specialist provider of security services, located within the State Emergencies and Security Department of Victoria Police. PSO’s work in law courts and in 24-hour deployment. Recruits undergo eight weeks of training at the Victoria Police Academy, Glen Waverley, before being sworn-in as a PSO. For more information, go to www.police.vic.gov.au/ content.asp?Document_ID=123

Folio Preparation Programs at RMIT:
If you are planning to apply for an arts or design based University or TAFE course, chances are you will need to present a folio at an interview. RMIT will be running folio preparation courses over the term three school holidays for students in years 11 and 12. These courses give students the opportunity to learn and try new tech- niques to use in their folios. For more information and to enroll, go to www.shortcourses.rmit.edu.au

Scholarships Engineering Scholarships at University of Technology Sydney:
Each year, approximately 20 scholarships are awarded in Engineering, ranging between $13,000 and $73,000. Not only does a scholarship provide financial support, it provides an opportunity to gain real world experience through established industry links. Applications close 4 October 2011. ?To find out more and to apply, visit www.eng.uts.edu.au/scholarships

IT Scholarships at the University of Technology Sydney:
The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Co-op Scholarship program is regarded as one of Australia’s leading IT programs. It is a 3-year fast-track IT course with a business focus, designed to meet the needs of employers by combining information systems knowledge with an understanding of IT management and strategic planning. Students receive a scholarship of $43,500, paid over the 3 years of the course. ?You will need to apply for this scholarship in September. Go to www.it.uts.edu.au/courses/scholarships/bit/

 

Rob Walker, Work and Further Education Coordinator