27 May, 2022


Community Service – Salvation Army Appeal

Service Learning extends learning beyond the classroom and into the local community.  It is about developing empathy and compassion for others in our community through gaining a deeper understanding of their life circumstances.  It is encouraged that each student of the College will engage in and contribute to a local organisation.

Last Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 May, students from Years 6-12 volunteered to assist the Salvation Army with its annual Red Shield Appeal campaign. Due to COVID, the traditional door knock appeal has been replaced with various collection points around Launceston accepting coins, cash and card. This Saturday 28 May more students will be volunteering at Bunnings North Launceston from 10.00am – 4.00pm and Launceston Quadrant Mall from 10.00am – 2.00pm. Drop by and say hello and give a little to help out someone in need in our community. If you cannot drop by, please consider donating via the Scotch Oakburn College digital doorknock. Any amount, no matter how small, makes a big difference.

Donate online to the Scotch Oakburn College digital doorknock to raise funds for the Launceston Salvos

Jamie Breden
Community Service Coordinator

From the Futures Centre


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 high school. We’re visiting Launceston on 31 May and you’re invited!

In 2022, there is a 30 minute presentation to complement the in-person expo in Launceston. You are encouraged to watch it prior to attending.

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

Institutions attending are:

The University of Melbourne
University of Tasmania
Deakin University
Swinburne University of Technology
Monash University
La Trobe University
UNSW Sydney
Universities Admissions Centre (NSW & ACT) UAC
Bond University
RMIT University
JMC Academy

Letz Live applications for their New Zealand gap year program and working holidays in the UK are open now.  For more information and to apply – Gap Year and Working Holiday Organisation | Letz Live  – NEW

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, but 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                       UNSW Co-Op Scholarships open now – Apply | Co-op Program (

May                       LaTrobe Aspire applications Open Now – Aspire Early Admissions Program, Study with us, La Trobe University

May 30                 University of Melbourne Visit – 1:00pm in the Don Wing Lecture Theatre – NEW

May 31                 Tertiary Information Service (Interstate Tertiary Providers) Expo 6:00pm to 7:30pm UTAS Inveresk Library Level 1

May 31                 RMIT Property, Building & Trades Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Property, Building and Trades – RMIT University

May 31                 Bond University Visit – 1:00pm in the Don Wing Lecture Theatre


June 2                   RMIT Education Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Education – RMIT University

June 7                   RMIT Flight Training & Aviation Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Flight Training and Aviation – RMIT University

June 21                 RMIT Health Science Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Health Science – RMIT University

June 23                 RMIT Biomedical Science Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Biomedical Science – RMIT University

June 30       UTAS Schools Recommendation Program Opens – SRP-2022-timeline.pdf (


July 2                     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