Careers VET Newsletter St Dominic’s Priory College 139 Molesworth Street Issue Number 6 WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE 2009 NORTH ADELAIDE 5006 P 08 8267 3818 by AndyHobson

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									                              Careers & VET Newsletter
St Dominic’s Priory College
139 Molesworth Street           Issue Number 6 WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE 2009
NORTH ADELAIDE 5006
P 08 8267 3818
                              UniSA Links - Newsletter                                  Information Technology
F 08 8267 4877
www.stdominics.sa.edu.au      for Prospective Students                                  - New UniSA degrees for
                              UniSA Links is a newsletter the University of             2010
  Features                    SA produces to advise prospective students of
                              programs, events and activities that may better           Information Technology degrees at UniSA’s school
UniSA Links                   assist students to take preliminary steps towards         of Computer and Information Science have
Newsletter for Prospective    their long-term career goals. The second edition,         been given a thorough make-over, ensuring their
Students                      available online now at <http://www.unisa.edu.            continued relevancy in today’s vast IT landscape.
                              au/future/advisers/unisalinks.asp>provides                These have been designed in consultation with
New Information               valuable resources that will help students at their       government and industry, and accentuate the skills
Technology Degrees            peak career counseling period. Below is an article        and attributes demanded of an IT professional.
at UniSA in 2010              taken from page two of this year’s May edition.           Here are a few of the key features of the new programs:
                              Court moots enhance Law Students’                         Common First Year: All programs now have a
New Courses Flinders                    advocacy skills                                 common first year making it easy to switch to another
University                                                                              IT program. This allows students to pursue another
                              Mooting is common practice in the study of Law as
for Semester 1, 2010                                                                    line of study without losing any time or money.
                              it gives the students a chance to fine tune their oral
                              advocacy skills in a mock trial. Generally mooting        New Skills: The first year of each program
UMAT - Timelines
                              is left to the final year of a Law degree, however        features a new course that develops the soft skills
                              at UniSA students begin mooting in first year.            critical to success in any profession, particularly IT.
Defence Force Careers
Evening - Wednesday 10        Our integrated program introduces students to             This includes developing essential communication,
                              all aspects of public speaking and oral advocacy          project management, report writing and
June
                              early in the degrees and build upon this foundation       presentation skills and ensures our graduate are the
                              through the degree. The aim of our integrated             most work-ready compared to other universities.
Southern Cross
Cultural Exchange             program is to develop skills from day one which will      Project Courses: Students will complete a project
- Global Friendship           be beneficial for students in their professional lives.   with one of our industry partners or within our
Campaign                      UniSA student Andrew Adams described his first            research labs that will equip them with valuable
                              mooting experience as “daunting and enjoyable             on-the-job skills. The School has a rich and diverse
Come and Try Higher           at the same time.” Samantha Carter, another               industry partner program with over 200 partners
Education 2009                UniSA Law student commented, “Whether we                  ranging from small business to large enterprises.
                              go into practice or not, we will need advocacy            Specialisations: The Bachelor of Information
Student Information           skills and mooting is giving us the opportunity           Technology provides specializations in Business
Day - Aerospace,              to practice this right from the beginning.”               Systems, Games and Entertainment Design,
Maritime & Defence            These skills will also benefit the group of students      Networking and Security and Software Development.
                              who are chosen to represent UniSA at the                  Visit  <hhtp://www.unisa.edu.au/itee/CIS/
University of Adelaide        upcoming national mooting competitions held by            new.asp> for more information.
Short Courses & Year 12       the Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA).
Library Program               Although Andrew and Samantha have not yet                 New Courses at
                              decided where they would like their law degrees to
Bond University - Open        take them, the oral advocacy skills they are gaining      Flinders University for
Day 23 August                 at UniSA will set them apart from the crowd.
remember the Careers
                                                                                        2010 - Optometry and
                              For more information about a degree in Law
room is open every
school day at recess.         please visit: <http://www.unisa.edu.au/law>               Undergraduate Medicine
Jo riccio                                                                                    Further information is available at:
Careers Advisor
                              UniSA Subject Bonus Points Scheme                           <http://www.flinders.edu.au/undergrad-
                              Further information available at: <http://www.                            medicine/>
matthew Noble                 unisa.edu.au/future/year12/bonuspoints/
VET Coordinator               default.asp> or contact Darren McInnes on 8302                Please note that these courses are not
Year 10 Work Experience       0626.                                                        currently open to International students.
 21-25 September 2009
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UMAT Timelines                                    Come & Try Higher                             University of
June 5, 2009: Last day to register for
UMAT with ACER
                                                   Education 2009                             Adelaide Library –
                                                       Planning study at TAFE or
July 29, 2009: Sit UMAT                                       University?                      Year 12 Program
September 2009: Early SATAC Closing                 Got a learning difficulty, medical       During Year 12 many students discover that
date / UMAT Scores available                            condition or disability?             they need access to a level of material that
                                                                                             school libraries and public libraries don’t
December 4, 2009: Late SATAC closing             Find out what to expect at TAFE and
                                                                                             always hold. Although members of the
date                                             University and what we can do to help
                                                                                             public can use the Barr Smith Library,
                                                 you succeed.
January 6, 2010: Final date for Change of                                                    there are additional benefits for students
Preferences                                                    1 July 2009                   whose schools register for the Library’s
                                                            9:30am – 3:00pm                  Year 12 Program.
January 14, 2010: Offers made through               TAFE SA Adelaide City Campus
SATAC (with additional offers in late               Light Square, corner Currie St &         Registration Fee
January - early February as applicable)                       Morphett St                    $27.30 for part year registration to
      For further information, visit:            RSVP by 19 June essential to:               October
     <http://umat.acer.edu.au/>                  ndcosa@gmail.com / (08) 8207 8652           $55.00 for 12 month registration (Oct
   Defence Force                                      Please advise of any Assistive
                                                     Learning Devices that may be
                                                                                             to Oct)
                                                                                             Registration is free for students from
  Careers Evening                                 required. Lunch & light refreshments
                                                            will be provided.
                                                                                             eligible schools under the Fairway
                                                                                                            Scheme
 Wednesday June 10                                   Teachers, parents, students and
                                                                                             Further information
       2009                                             school groups welcome
                                                                                                   Lucy Zuzolo – (08) 8313 1060
    6:45pm in the Pavillion                            Student                                    lucy.zuzolo@adelaide.edu.au or
                                                                                                  www.adelaide.edu.au/library/
All codes will be represented (Navy, Air          Information Day                                       membership/year12
Force & Army). A great opportunity to
find out more about the Defence Force               - on careers in                          Bond University
Trade Scholarships for Years 11 ($2,000)
and Year 12 ($3,000); Educational Laptop         Aerospace, Maritime                         OPEN DAY - Sunday,
Awards for Year 12s; ADF Gap Year;
Trade Apprenticeships, and undergraduate
                                                     and Defence                             23 August 10:00am
                                                  Students in Years 9 – 12 are
opportunities at the UNSW and Australian
Defence Force Academy.
                                                         invited to a                        – 3:00pm
                                                     Student Information Day
RSVP to Sandra Mitchell at Rostrevor                                                             Are you interstate or
College on 8364 8200 or Ben Kluzek at                       on careers in
YouthJET on 82270933 before COB
                                                                                              from an outer Gold Coast
                                                 AEROSPACE, MARITIME AND
Friday 5th June (as seats are limited)                  DEFENCE
                                                                                                       region?
                                                                                             We’d like to extend an invitation for you
                                                    Thursday 2 JULY 2009,
                                                                                             to visit Bond University to experience the
                                                  Adelaide Convention Centre                 Gold Coast and Life @ Bond.
                                                Attendance is free of charge. Places are     For full details on the packages available
                                                limited and restricted to organised school   for you and your family please visit.
                                                groups only.
                                                                                             <http://www.bond.edu.au/openday>
                                                  If you are interested, please let the          E-mail: events@bond.edu.au
                                                    Careers Office know, so that St.                 or Call: 1800 074 074
                                                 Dominic’s can register on your behalf.
  Now is the Time for a Global                  Adelaide University                          REMEMBER!
    Friendship Campaign                                                                      Applications for Bond
Australian families are needed to share life    Short Courses                                University Scholarship
with International Exchange Stduents (15
to 18 years old) from Germany, France,
                                                Professional &                               Program close Friday 31st July
Italy, Finland, Sweden and Holland. Bring       Continuing Education                         Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n , p l e a s e
Europe into your life this July by calling                                                   visit:<http://www.bond.edu.au/
                                                Fur ther infor mation available at:
Southern Cross Cultural Exchange on                                                          study/scholarships/> OR See Mrs.
                                                <http://www.adelaide.edu.au/pce>
1800-500-501 for more details or visit                                                       Riccio in the Career’s Office for a
                                                or phone: (08) 8303 4777
online at: <http://www.scce.com.au>                                                          Scholarship Booklet.

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