EARLY ENTRY PROGRAMS:
Early Entry Programs: Several Universities offer alternative ways of gaining access to tertiary courses through early entry programs. Each universities early entry program has different selection criteria, different closing dates and different methods of application. To find out more, go to the following websites:
University of Canberra: Applications close 30 Sept, www.canberra.edu.au/principals-recommendation
University of New England: Applications close 30 Sept, http://une.edu.au/earlyentry
Flinders University: Applications close 30 September: www.flinders.edu.au/future-students/how-to-apply/special-entry/principals-recommendation-program.cfm
La Trobe University: Applications close via SEAS Category 6 on 11 October, www.latrobe.edu.au/access/SALT.htm
University of Ballarat, Applications close 18 Oct, www.ballarat.edu.au/reep
Australian Catholic University: Applications close 14 Oct,
RMIT Flight Training Open Day: All year 12 students interested in aviation are encouraged to attend this event. RMIT offers a Diploma of Air Transport (Airline Pilot) that will provide students with the flight training necessary to obtain a full commercial pilot’s license as well as the theory component for an Instrumental Rating and an Air Transport Pilot’s License. The event will be held Sunday 11 September 2011, 10 am – 4 pm at RAAF Williams Base, Point Cook Airfield, Williams Rd, Point Cook. For more information, phone 03 9394 9999.
Interested in Nursing? The University of Ballarat is running an information evening about their Bachelor of Nursing program run at the Horsham Campus. The event will be run on Thursday 15 September starting at 6.30pm at the University of Ballarat – Horsham Campus, Auditorium C005 (main building). For more information, please contact Janet Lancaster at firstname.lastname@example.org, 03 5362 2688.
Try out Engineering at the University of Melbourne: You have the opportunity to participate in hands on sessions exploring Lego Robots, GPS Map-making and Bridge Building. These sessions run for two hours each and you can sign up for any or all of them. You will be able to find out what engineers really do and be tutored by lecturers of first year engineering students. The event will run on 27 September between 9.30 – 4.30pm at the University of Melbourne Parkville Campus. To register, go to the following sites- Lego Robots-
www.surveymonkey.com/s/HOE-Robots, GPS Map-making-
www.surveymonkey.com/s/HOE-Maps, Bridge Building-
Have you ever considered Biomedical Engineering? Biomedical Engineering is for those interested in practical solutions in the world of medicine, technology, and science. It is the bridge between clinical medicine and technology. RMIT is hosting an introductory seminar and workshop for students in Years 11 and 12 on 30 September about Biomedical Engineering and their four-year degree program. For more information and to register your interest, go to www.rmit.edu.au/eleceng/bioeng
If you are currently applying for TAFE or University courses, make sure you thoroughly research your scholarship options. Besides applying for scholarships through VTAC and UAC, make sure you search the Myfuture website for scholarships.
1) Log onto www.myfuture.edu.au
2) Click on ‘The Facts’
3) Click on Awards and Scholarships
4) Use the search facilities to find scholarships you may be eligible for.
It is a very busy time of year for year 12 students, but try and make time to find and apply for scholarships. Be aware of closing dates and methods of application.
2012 Camp America applications now open. Attend an information session & learn about the program, hear from returnees & find out how to work in a US summer camp in 2012.
Monday 19th Septermber Wodonga
Thursday 22nd September Melbourne
1300 889 067
University Australia: This website enables prospective students to be able to find a university; browse courses; read University reviews; browse articles about topics such as student funding; and learn about life at university etc.