School Education Program Reminder – Tax file numbers for school leavers
We have recently heard from the ATO reminding senior students to apply for Tax File Numbers while still at school. Because the College can certify that a young person is a student at the College this overcomes difficulties around providing proof of identity.
Students leaving early or completing Year 12 may need a TFN for their employment, deferring university fees or applying for Centrelink benefits. It is in the best interests of all students to take advantage of this program now before the student leaves school.
TFN application forms are available through the College TFN Coordinator, Mrs Bronwyn Harrison, in the Administration Office. If you are a senior student, particularly those soon to leave us, you would be well advised to get this done now.
To ensure that students get their TFN before Christmas, completed application forms should be brought into the office early next term as they must be received in the Australian Taxation Office by 22 November 2013.
Ergon Energy Apprenticeships closing this weekend 22/9/13
Ergon Energy Apprenticeships are now being advertised but are CLOSING THIS WEEKEND. They employ in all regional areas of the state. Please go to the link below. http://www.ergon.com.au/jobs–and–careers/apprenticeships
MEGT Apprenticeship Centre.
Your son or daughter may be able to get a head start on a career even while they are school. A school-based traineeship or apprenticeship could not only provide them with formal entry-level qualifications, the workplace experience could also help them confirm it is the right career. They would be paid for their work, gain (or work towards) a nationally recognised qualification as well as complete their secondary schooling and provide them with valuable workplace experience for their resume.
Employers of School Based Australian Apprentices may also be eligible for up to $9750 when they take on an Australian Apprentice. To find out more, please don’t hesitate to discuss this option with the school careers teacher and Caraline Preston from MEGT Australian Apprenticeships Centre on 0448 725 190.
At this time of year our students are steadily coming to the end of all sorts of study programs. Our latest achiever is Courtney Haines. Some of you may have seen Courtney working at the Landsborough Pharmacy where she has completed a traineeship and Certificate II in Community Pharmacy. Well done Courtney.
Congratulations also to Aaron Giles. Aaron has been studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast this year and achieved excellent results in first semester. He is following up this semester by undertaking the very difficult subject Human Anatomy, along with Libby Carver who is doing the same subject. Aaron was awarded a Scholarship to continue his studies this semester. Here he is at the University receiving his Scholarship Certificate.
Emergency Services Cadets.
The PCYC Emergency Services Cadet program is delivered in partnership with Police Citizens Youth Clubs Queensland (PCYC) and Queensland Emergency Services. The program is offered to youth between ages of 12 to 17 and operates out of emergency sponsoring facilities. Cadets learn a diverse range of emergency service skills and are encouraged to explore a career pathway in emergency services and volunteering. To find out more about the cadet program contact PCYC emergency Service Cadet Program: 3909-9572.
Scholarships to Support Women
Scholarships of up to $20000 are being offered to women interested in taking on a new challenge and getting into non-traditional fields of work. The scholarships provide $5000 per year for the length of eligible courses – up to $20000 – for study in agriculture and environmental studies, architecture and building, engineering, earth science or information technology. Applications for round two close Friday 11 October. For more information or to apply visit www.supportingwomen.qld.gov.au.
Are you interested in fashion? Sunshine Coast TAFE have fashion short courses on offer for all interest and skill levels.
Sunshine Coast TAFE is currently offering a range of fun fashion short courses now ready for enrolment. The courses are designed to suit individual needs with specific skills learned – of course you could enrol in each one and learn it all!
Introduction to Professional Dressmaking – This course is designed for fashion enthusiasts as an entry level into the fashion industry. You will learn basic pattern alterations and fitting techniques so you can create your own individual garments.
Fashion Swimwear – This course is for budding fashion designers or anyone wanting to advance their sewing skills. Perfect to help you create your own original swimwear of even professional looking dance costumes.
My Mummy Made It – Remember beautiful hand crafted clothing? Sunshine Coast TAFE does too. This course is a great way to learn basic sewing skills to enable you to create children’s clothing, either for your kids or as a small business venture.
Personalised Pattern Making – This course will teach you the practical side of the fashion industry. Learn all about pattern blocks and how to create your own. Let your creativity out as you learn to create original garments.
To enrol in any of these course call Sunshine Coast TAFE on 5457 1000 or visitwww.sunshinecoast.tafe.qld.gov.au
This has been a very big term for our senior students. Everyone has earned a good break. Happy and safe holiday to all our students and families. See you next term.
From Mrs Simo McMinn and Mrs Joan Ferris.