Career News

Job Guide website permanently offline

The Job Guide website has been permanently taken offline.

Please be advised that all Job Guide information and data can still be accessed on

The Good Universities Guide website at

Our students can begin their search for occupations by clicking on the ‘Careers’ tab. All occupational data is linked to career information and relevant courses.

The website will also soon be updated with Job Guide’s education requirements and employment information, including full details about courses required for entry, as well as additional requirements.

For more information about the future of Job Guide or the Good Education Group, please or email

The Career Centre

New occupational videos available online – The Career Centre’s YouTube channel now has over 175 videos that provide information about what it is like to work in a diverse range of careers in Western Australia.

Updated and new occupational profiles – Career Centre is in the process of adding 100 new occupational profiles to its current collection which are also being updated.

Need a Tax File Number?

Changes to the Secondary Schools Tax File Number (TFN) Program in 2016

The Australian Taxation Office in partnership with Australia Post is making it easier for individuals to apply for a TFN.

Students can now apply for a TFN online and have their identity verified through an interview at a participating Australia Post office.

Applying online is the fastest and most convenient way for students to get a TFN. More information on applying online can be found at by searching for ‘QC27248’

Students who are unable to visit a participating Australia Post office will need to complete the application form Tax file number – application or enquiry for individuals form (NAT 1432). More information about lodging this form can be found at by searching for ‘QC22604’

Jobs Available

ALDI to recruit 400 people ahead of launching stores in WA

Aldi is preparing to hire 400 people for its launch into WA.

GERMAN supermarket chain ALDI is recruiting 400 West Australians as it prepares to launch its first stores in 2016.

The discount store is looking for store managers, assistant store managers, trainee store managers and store assistant positions.

Interested applicants can apply online from December 12 through

ALDI managing director WA Viktor Jakupec said his company is looking for “dynamic, enthusiastic and ambitious people.”

“ALDI employees are highly motivated and dedicated to delivering the best shopping experience to our customers,” he said.

“In return, they are provided with rewarding careers, development opportunities and industry-leading employment benefits.”

ALDI offers its staff paid maternity leave, which includes 18 weeks at half pay.

Its fulltime employees are given five weeks annual leave and salaries are apparently “well above” industry standards.


“ALDI’s training program sets our employees up for career success.

“We’ve enjoyed seeing our staff grow alongside our business and independent employee surveys have consistently shown high levels of job satisfaction.”


AUSTRALIND — Australind Shopping Centre, Mardo Avenue, Australind

BELMONT — Belmont Forum, Belmont Avenue, Cloverdale

BUSSELTON — West Street, Busselton

CAMILLO — Westfield Shopping Town, Westfield Road, Camillo

CANNINGTON — Albany Highway, Cannington

ELLENBROOK — Pinaster Pde, Ellenbrook

HALLS HEAD — Halls Head Central Shopping Centre, Guava Way, Halls Head

HAYNES — Haynes Shopping Centre, Cnr Eighth Road and Armadale Road, Armadale

KWINANA — Meares Avenue, Kwinana Town Centre

LAKELANDS — Lakelands Shopping Centre, Mandurah Road, Lakelands

JOONDALUP — Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre, Joondalup Drive, Joondalup

MADDINGTON — Maddington Trade Centre, 1851 Albany Highway, Maddington

MANDURAH — Aldgate Street, Mandurah

MIDLAND — Midland Gate Shopping Centre, Great Eastern Highway, Midland

MUNDARING — Hartung Street, Mundaring

NEDLANDS — Captain Stirling Shopping Centre, Stirling Highway, Nedlands

ROCKINGHAM — Robinson Road, Rockingham

SECRET HARBOUR — Secret Harbour Shopping Centre, Secret Harbour Boulevard, Secret Harbour

SOUTH LAKE — Lakes Shopping Centre, Cnr North Lake Road & Omeo Roads, South Lake

SOUTHERN RIVER — Warton Road, Southern River

WAIKIKI — Waikiki Village Shopping Centre, Cnr Read & Gnangara Drive, Waikiki

WATTLE GROVE — Hale Road, Wattle Grove

Students on the Move

Eighteen students braved the wintery conditions during the first week of the holidays to visit the campuses of the universities of Edith Cowan at Joondalup and Mt Lawley, UWA Crawley and Notre Dame Fremantle.

These students were taken on guided tours to the Engineering, Nursing and Creative Arts areas and shown libraries and other facilities which will be important to them next year when they begin their studies. It was an opportunity for students to gauge transport availability (first year students at UWA are not permitted to park on campus) timetables, locations and for many of the group to enjoy their first time on university grounds.

A further ten students who are part of UWA’s Fairway Program were involved in academic extension sessions during the first week of the holidays.


All ATAR students

On the round table in the Library are the University files for you to read to see what degrees are on offer and the Indicative ATAR required for 2016 entry. Where applicable, I have included the ATAR score of the last person to be accepted in the course.

For example,

  • CURTIN 2015 ATAR for Midwifery was 80 – last person in at ATAR 91. The 2016 ATAR for Midwifery is now 88.
  • ECU 2015 ATAR for Electrical Engineering was 70 – last person in at ATAR 92.65. The 2016 entry remains at 70.
  • ECU 2015 ATAR for Computer Systems Engineering was 75 – last person in 88. The 2016 entry remains at 75.

The made-up files are:

CURTIN: Business, Humanities/Arts and Health Sciences

ECU: Biology & Environmental Sciences, Business, Communications & Arts, Computing & Security, Engineering & Technology, Exercise & Health Sciences, Law & Justice, Medical & Paramedical Sciences, Nursing & Midwifery, Planning, Psychology & Social Sciences, and Teacher Education.

MURDOCH: Arts, Business, Engineering and Law

NOTRE DAME: Arts & Sciences, Business, Health Sciences and School of Medicine.

All ATAR Year 12s should by now have scheduled an appointment with Mrs Earl to discuss their University options after the 1st semester results, and have picked up the 5 University Prospective handbooks to choose those options.  All ATAR Year 11’s should be prepared to do the same.

Apprenticeship Quizzes

Practice Aptitude Quizzes

Practice Aptitude Quizzes are a general resource designed to illustrate some of the key literacy, numeracy and comprehension learning standards required of people attempting an Australian Apprenticeships entry level qualification. Questions in these Quizzes are presented in the context of a specific industry sector. These industries include:

  • Automotive
  • Building & Construction
  • Animal Care
  • Business Services
  • Children’s Services
  • Electrical
  • Hospitality
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Retail Services

The Practice Aptitude Quizzes also provide industry specific careers information and links.