6 May, 2022


2022 Economics Challenge

On Thursday 5 May our TCE Economics students had the privilege to attend the UTAS Economics Challenge, alongside many other Northern Tasmanian TCE students – testing “our economic understanding in a practical environment.”

Mr Peter Whish-Wilson, Greens Party Senator and key note speaker, introduced students to the influence of economics on climate change, highlighting that the loss of Tasmanian kelp forests was both an economic, and political problem.

Professor Swee-Hoon Chuah, a behavioural economist, then used interactive, game-style activities to demonstrate how businesses influence consumer choice and the wider “impact that business can have on a society.” Professor Chuah’s presentation further conveyed how our society shapes consumer thought, including the well-known fear of missing out.

Dr Maria Yanotti encouraged student groups to compete for prizes in a boat challenge, around the concept of fiscal policy. Student ministers were tasked with reducing national debt while maximising promised social benefits – such as tackling climate change.

Students then completed a second challenge, run by Dr Dugald Tinch, a resource economist. Students were presented with a fishery scenario, exploring the idea of scarcity and the behaviour of businesses when faced with this problem.

This was a beneficial experience for our TCE Economics students, highlighting the application of economics in the real world – including potential career paths and study opportunities at UTAS.

Stacey Hyland
Year 12 

Year 12 Students vs Teacher Lacrosse

Lunchtime on Thursday 14 April 2022 will not soon be forgotten. With Year 12 Connor Shephard as commentator, Mr Ali Foot and Year 12 Sarah Gower prepared to umpire, and competitors ready to dominate the field – the Year 12 vs. Teacher Lacrosse game was set to begin.

Despite the lack of experience for all players, the strong desire to win charged this game with enthusiasm and energy. Some were a little too enthusiastic, though the death of Mr Simon Dray’s stick did not hinder the performance from either team. The students gained an early lead, though the staff refused to back down without a fight. As the whistle sounded to conclude the end of the match, the teachers were victorious, winning 3-2. However, the Year 12 students are keen to show that they are the rightful champions.

What does the Student Executive have next in store for the Year 12 vs. Teacher matches? You’ll have to wait and find out.

Cadence Brown
Year 12 

Futures Centre Important Dates

Bond University Virtual Open Day – Saturday 14 May 2022

Experience Bond’s deliberately different approach to learning at their Virtual Open Day, streaming live on Saturday 14 May from 2.00pm.

See for yourself why the Gold Coast is Australia’s favourite classroom. From personalised attention to exceptional graduate outcomes, Virtual Open Day is the place to uncover everything Bond University has to offer.

Register your interest now to keep up to date ahead of the livestream, and you’ll also gain access to the suite of on-demand content, available to browse at any time throughout or after the live broadcast.

Register Now

Tertiary Information Service (Interstate Universities) Expo 

Every year the Victorian Tertiary Information Service runs a series of roadshows, providing an opportunity for students to learn more about their Higher Education and Tertiary study options once they have finished Senior School. All welcome to attend.

Launceston Session
Date: Tuesday 31 May
Session Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Inveresk Library, Level 1, University of Tasmania (Inveresk Campus)
2 Invermay Road, Launceston

In 2022, this 30 minute presentation complements our in-person expo in Launceston. We encourage you to watch it prior to attending and look forward to meeting you.

The University of Melbourne  Colleges want to meet you!

Are you thinking about attending the University of Melbourne? Then we want to meet you. The Uni Melbourne Colleges are holding open houses on Saturday 21 May from 12.00pm-4.00pm. Hear from current students, meet the academic and pastoral care staff, learn more about our scholarship programs and discover the best of residential college clubs, societies, events and leadership opportunities. Lunch and refreshments will be served at each College.

Tour up to four Colleges. Tours will run on the hour and will last 30-45 minutes, allowing you some travel time before the next College tour commences. And if you want to see more than four Colleges – contact them directly to organise a tour.


Interested in Agriculture? Would you like to travel Australia, build your skills, and get paid?  Why not consider

ADF Gap Year – A great range of paid opportunities ranging from submariner roles to cabin crew are available across the Army, Navy and Airforce for 2023 Gap Year applicants. Hurry as positions fill quickly! Defence Jobs Australia – Discover your path in an ADF GAP year

Important Dates

UNE 2023 Early Entry Program Opens – Early Entry – University of New England (UNE)


May             LaTrobe Aspire applications Open Now – Aspire Early Admissions Program, Study with us, La Trobe University
10 May       RMIT Art & Photography Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Art and Photography – RMIT University
10 May       Dominoes and Explore Careers Leadership Webinar with Mr Matt Kershaw (Students and Parents ) Register Here
12 May       Victorian Careers Show May 12-14 Victorian Careers Show: 2022
12 May       RMIT Fashion Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Fashion – RMIT University
14 May       Bond University Virtual Open Day – Register Here
16 May       Year 10 Work Experience Week – Program A
16 May       National Careers Week
17 May        UCAT on time Registrations Close
17 May        RMIT Future Careers Expo 17 – 19 May Register Now
17 May        RMIT Architecture Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Architecture – RMIT University
19 May        RMIT Design Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Design – RMIT University
21 May        UniMelb Colleges Open House 12.00pm to 4.00pm
23 May       University College (Accom College – Uni Melbourne and RMIT) 1.00pm RDSSC
23 May       ANU Applications close
24 May       RMIT Social Science Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Social Science – RMIT University
26 May       RMIT Media & Communication Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Media and Communication – RMIT University
28 May       TasTAFE Info Week
31 May       Tertiary Information Service (Interstate Tertiary Providers) Expo 6.00pm- 7.30pm UTAS Inveresk Library Level 1
31 May       RMIT Property, Building & Trades Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Property, Building and Trades – RMIT University
31 May       Bond University Visit – 1.00pm in the Don Wing Lecture Theatre


2 June         RMIT Education Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Education – RMIT University
7 June         RMIT Flight Training & Aviation Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Flight Training and Aviation – RMIT University
21 June       RMIT Health Science Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Health Science – RMIT University
23 June       RMIT Biomedical Science Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Biomedical Science – RMIT University
30  June      UTAS Schools Recommendation Program Opens – SRP-2022-timeline.pdf (


2 July           Launceston School Leavers Expo

Reminder to follow the Scotch Oakburn College Futures Facebook Page to be kept up to date with events and career-related information.

Teresa Darcy
Careers Advisor / VET Coordinator