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Three Lives to Live Scholarship to help disadvantaged students

Three Lives scholarship

**Deadline Extended! Applications close Friday 9 August.

Entrepreneur Ben Howard wants to help disadvantaged young people achieve their dreams. Coming from a background of homelessness and hardship, Ben now works with the biggest names in the music industry putting together multi-million dollar deals.

The Three Lives to Live Scholarship is named in honour of Ben’s two brothers who passed away and will be awarded to a student in financial need who are the first generation in their family to enter university studies.

The Three Lives to Live Scholarship is available to a commencing student undertaking any Bachelors degree on a full time basis at the University of Adelaide as a Commonwealth supported student.

One scholarship valued at $5,000 per year for up to three years is available to a student who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia. Students must also be among the first generation in their family to enter University education. Applications close on Friday 9 August 2013.

Find out more about the scholarship here and hear Ben talk about his vision here.

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Jobs in Darwin – Finance & Accounting positions available, Outback Stores

Outback Stores

There are currently 3 positions available with Outback Stores in Darwin. Outback Stores is Australia’s largest remote retail provider dedicated to achieving our mission “to be the most efficient and effective provider of retail services that makes a positive difference in health, employment and economy of remote indigenous communities by providing quality, sustainable retail stores.”

If you feel that you have the right attitude and the necessary skills to be successful in any of the below positions, please forward applications to or contact Louise for further information on 08 89821900. Further information on Outback Stores can be found at

Finance Officer – Stores

We are looking for an all rounder with experience in a full Accounts Payable & Receivable role (Bookkeeper) preferably with Cash Reconciliation experience.

This role would suit an individual who is dynamic, enthusiastic and enjoys the challenge. We are a diverse team with specialised knowledge of accounting functions therefore providing a great support structure and friendly open plan environment.

About you:

  • Finance officer experience and understanding
  • Understanding the Debit and Credit process
  • Experience with Excel, Word, MYOB and Microsoft Outlook
  • Excellent communication skills (including written and verbal skills)
  • Ability to prioritise tasks in order of importance and work to a deadline
  • Able to communicate with other team members to promote team work and team morale
  • Show resilience in dealing with difficult suppliers and pressure situations
  • Show accountability in all areas of the position
  • Able to manage customer invoicing, customer queries and collection of customer payments

The successful applicant will join a team of dedicated people committed to making a positive difference in the health, employment & economy of remote Indigenous communities and enjoy a fast paced environment.

Assistant Accountant

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Accountant who can assist the Store Accountant to provide accurate management of retail stores’ accounts. Outback Stores currently provides high quality management services to Indigenous remote community stores in the NT, SA and WA.

This role would suit an individual who is dynamic, enthusiastic and enjoys a challenge. We are a diverse team with specialised knowledge of accounting functions therefore providing a great support structure and friendly open plan environment.

Duties will include:

  • Complete Board reporting for stores
  • Assist Reporting and Reconciliation team with general duties, including payroll, monthly, reporting, quarterly reporting, super & BAS
  • Obtain quotes from auditors and ensure they are approved by the stores’ committee’s
  • Lodge financial statements with the NT Association or ORIC
  • Communicate with auditors on timing of year end audit
  • Manage and review all insurance claims and insurance renewals for all stores
  • Approve payment runs as and when required, ensure information is accurate
  • Authorise bank files in bank
  • Assist the Accountants to ensure all stores quarterly accounts are completed on time and the stores meet their financial obligations
  • Assist Accountants with stores budgets and review of new stores budgets
  • Review stores taxes and ensure they are paid on time and accurate, BAS/IAS, Payroll tax and PAYG
  • Responsible for all communication with the bank and new bank account set up
  • Cover for Store Accountants and Reporting and Reconciliation team when on leave
  • Assist stores team leaders with monthly and quarterly reviewing
  • Create, manage and maintain policies and procedures and ensure efficiencies are reviewed regularly

About you:

  • Accounting experience essential with full understanding of accounting concepts
  • Degree or CPA qualified including experience to Assistant Accountant level.
  • Competency in accounting software MYOB.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Able to work cohesively in a team environment and manage a team.
  • Accuracy and consistency of work.
  • Excellent planning and time management skills.

The successful applicant will join a team of dedicated people committed to making a positive difference in the health, employment & economy of remote Indigenous communities and enjoy a fast paced environment.

Finance Reconciliation & Reporting Officer

Due to growth within the business, Outback Stores has a position available in our finance team located at Berrimah. We are looking for a dynamic individual who can think outside the box and have the desire and flexibility to step up within the business if required.

Your primarily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, quarterly reconciliation and reporting for designated stores, BAS and PAYG preparation, store wages and stocktake analysis. This role also works very closely with the Stores Accountant dealing with any issues that arise.


  • Prior experience in bookkeeping is essential.
  • Good understanding of debits and credits and accounts processes
  • Competency in accounting software and spreadsheets.

Your Profile:

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise.
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Able to work cohesively in a team environment and have the ability to learn to manage people with training and support.
  • Accuracy and consistency of work
  • Excellent planning and time management skills.
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Industry Connect July: Network with professionals in their environment

Industry Connect

What is Industry Connect?

Industry Connect is part of the Careers on the Move program. Industry Connect visits take you into fascinating workplaces to show you what your profession is all about. You will be given the chance to network with professionals in your field and hear from the experts to see where your degree can take you. From 2013, visits will take place in each term break (February, April, July and September).

What’s in it for me?

• Access to highly-restricted work places
• Networking opportunities with potential employers and industry leaders
• A chance to learn about and develop your employability skills

How do I apply for the Industry Visits?

Applications Close on Tuesday 16 July 2013. Please note that places may fill before the close date as places are limited. Register now to secure your spot.

  • Email with the following information included in your application
  • Nominate which Industry visit you would like to apply for
  • Write one or two sentences in the body of the email about why you would like to be involved in the program
  • Advise your current degree and year level
  • Attach a current resume**
  • Ensure you are registered on CareerHub

What upcoming visit could I apply for?

Majoran Distillery Industry Connect Visit : Thursday 25th July from 3.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Disciplines: Computer Science, Business, Commerce, Economics, Finance
    Applications from all students interested in this field are welcomed
  • Year Level: Focus on first and second year students
    Applications from all year levels are welcomed
  • Cohort: Domestic and international students
  • Places are limited – Apply now

Majoran Distillery is Adelaide’s space for tech. No matter what your currently studying if you’re into is tech stuff (web, apps, hardware), this is the place for you. We’re a community of developers, front-end designers, and others who build tech things, work in our own startups and also join forces to generally make the tech community in Adelaide way better. Some of our members who will be speaking and sharing their stories on the day include:

  • James Martin from Insider Foundry ( who, together with his business partners, bootstrapped their business from nothing into a thriving publishing house and app development studio.
  • Dallin Howes from Ibis Group ( Dallin and his brother Luke have built from scratch and invested in a portfolio of websites and apps and also participated in one of Australia’s top accelerators PushStart.
  • Michael Reid from Majoran Distillery ( Michael is a Chartered Accountant who’s worked in both chartered firms and corporate before getting involved in starting Majoran.


EY (Ernst & Young) Assurance Industry Connect Visit : Wednesday 24th July from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Disciplines: Commerce (Accounting)
  • Year Level: Penultimate (second to last) but first year students may also apply
  • Cohort: Domestic students
  • Places are limited – Apply now

More information on EY:
Do you want to understand what makes a business tick? Do you have a questioning mind? Are you a natural networker and do you enjoy building relationships? Assurance helps investors to understand a company’s financial health. It gives them confidence that the results reported give a true and fair picture of the business. EY audit 10 of the largest 20 businesses listed on the Australian stock market. So, you’ll have unrivalled opportunities to develop rewarding client relationships with reputable business leaders in a wide variety of industries.

Why not find out more at EY’s Industry Connect Visit where you’ll hear first-hand experiences from current staff, who will share their  EY career journeys with you. You will have the chance to speak to current graduates through to Partners who will help you to determine if this is the area for you. If you like what you hear, you can apply for a paid work placement with EY Adelaide over your summer break where you’ll be given real client work, attend client meetings and have the opportunity to meet some of the most dynamic business minds in the market.

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Commerce Breakfast: Building a financial services career in Adelaide


With special guest Marcus Bailey, a University of Adelaide alumnus and recently listed in the top 50 of our states rising stars.

On the first Tuesday of every month there is an opportunity for commerce alumni and current students to meet for breakfast. It gives you a chance to sit amongst your peers, listen to special guests, and enjoy some networking.


Date: Tuesday 2 July 2013
Time: 7.30am – 9.00am
Venue: East Terrace Continental Café, 6 East Terrace Adelaide (UPSTAIRS)
RSVP: Not Required as  Individuals are responsible for the purchase of their own breakfast

Key Speaker:

Marcus Bailey is a founding director of Fortis Ago and has in excess of 13 years corporate finance experience across mergers and acquisitions, private equity and infrastructure advisory. Marcus’ background includes Head of M&A in SA for a Big 4 firm, responsible for ANZ Private Equity SA/NT and M&A role with a FTSE 100 infrastructure company responsible for leading global divestments.

After working together in mergers and acquisitions, Marcus and Tennyson Wickham joined forces to start independent corporate finance advisory firm Fortis Ago in 2011. Fortis Ago works with clients in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region and executes multimillion-dollar deals.

Marcus is a chartered accountant and has a commerce degree from the University of Adelaide.

Click here for more information.

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Real world connections and knowledge: Careers in Financial Services


Free student seminar: Careers in financial services
Adelaide, Wednesday 10 July

“Providing you with real world industry knowledge and connecting you to professionals in banking and finance”

Why attend?

  • Find out the breadth of jobs available to finance graduates and what they entail
  • Gain exposure to leaders and insights into the world of work
  • Build networks with people working in the industry and other like-minded students
  • Learn how leaders built their careers and gain tips from the rising stars about getting that job and moving ahead

Finsia – the Financial Services Institute of Australasia – is Australia’s premier membership organisation for the financial services industry.

Napier G04, Napier Building

6.15pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 10 July

Drinks and snacks will be served.

How much?

By email to
Or register online here.

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Completing an internship is the single best way to research and prepare for a career


Adelaide Uni Alumni West Malaysia Bhd: Summer Vacation Internship Programme 2013-2014 Application

Registration of attendance at the Career Forum, Saturday 18 May is a prerequisite for acceptance of applications to participate in the 2013-2014 AUAWMB Summer Vacation Internship Programme in Malaysia.


Completing an internship is the single best way to research and prepare for a career.

Benefits to Malaysian students returning home to do Internships:

  • Practical application of academic learning
  • Development of professional contacts in Malaysia
  • Acquisition of experience and hence a competitive edge in the

Malaysian job market

  • Affirmation of your career choice.

Information required in Application:

  • Full Name
  • Name to be used during Internship eg Peter
  • Adelaide Address
  • Australian mobile
  • Malaysian Address
  • Malaysian mobile contact
  • Personal  Email Address (not University email)
  • Course and Year eg 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering
  • Field in which you are seeking placement eg Law
  • Availability during December 2013/ January 2014/ February 2014

(date of proposed start and conclusion of placement).

Accompanying documentation:

  • Letter of Application: addressed to “Dear Mr Habel”
  • Current CV
  • Latest Results Transcript
  • Copy of your Course outline for year 2014
  • Scanned copy of main page of Passport
  • Names, Status and Mobile Numbers of two Faculty Staff referees.

Forward Application to Peter Habel:

Applicants will be contacted within 7 days of receipt of their Application.

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First Aid Training for new teachers

First aid

Education students:

Please carefully read the information below and, if you still need to do 1st Aid Training,  choose the 1 or 2 day course – whichever one meets your training need.

Regarding this 1st Aid Training, please communicate directly with Bruno Timpani only:
mobile:  0403 812 103;

  • If you intend applying for employment with DECD later this year, you will need to complete beforehand  1 day Basic Emergency Life Support (DECD) Australian Red Cross 1st Aid training. If you would like to do this training on Tuesday 9th July please click here and reply by 25th June. This training is open to anyone.
  • If you would like to do 2 day Apply First Aid training (formerly Senior First Aid), on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th July, please click here and reply by 25th June. You may wish to do this training because you teach swimming or are involved in another activity requiring you to have more comprehensive 1st Aid skills.

 2013 First Aid Training Dates:



Tues 9 JulTues 24 Sep

Tues 3 Dec

Tues 9 & Wed 10 JulTues 24 & Wed 25 Sep

Tues 3 & Wed 4 Dec

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KickStart for Kids: become a volunteer

Kickstart for kids

KickStart for Kids is a not-for-profit charity aimed at helping disadvantaged school children in South Australia through Breakfast Programs, positive mentoring and increasing self esteem.

Breakfast Program

KSFK currently provides over 1200 breakfasts per week to disadvantaged school children in South Australia. The program is supported by the Port Adelaide Football Club and as a result we call our programme the Power Breakfast Program. Once a month selected players serve breakfast and interact with children at the schools.  We need more volunteers to do this role which is only a 30 minute commitment in the mornings before school starts.


Our mentoring program is called Mentoring Mates. Our Mentors interact with children that are at risk of disengaging from the education system. They try to spend regular time with the children, getting to know them and making a positive difference in their lives. The mentors spend an hour a week with selected kids at their school.

KSFK tries to target kids that have low self esteem and we try to make them feel good about themselves.


You can register as a volunteer online either as a mentor or to supervise a breakfast each week.

Being a KickStart for Kids volunteer is a very rewarding experience and a valuable inclusion to any CV.

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The globalisation of inequality: The Joseph Fisher Public Lecture series


François Bourguignon, a French national, is the Director and founder of the Paris School of Economics. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President for Development Economics and Chief Economist at the World Bank for four years (2003-2007). While there he placed economic growth and its relationship with inequalities at the centre of the World Bank’s research agenda.

Before that period in Washington DC he was Professor of Economics at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He also founded and directed the Département et laboratoire d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée (DELTA), a research unit in theoretical and applied economics.

The Joseph Fisher lecture is organised by the University’s School of Economics and has been presented at the University almost every other year since 1904. Funds for the lectures and a medal for the top commerce student were provided by an endowment to the University in 1903 by prominent Adelaide businessman Joseph Fisher.
This year’s Fisher Lecture visit to Australia is co-sponsored by the Monash Centre for Development Economics and AusAID.

This year’s lecture will take place on Friday 24th May in Napier Lecture Theatre G04 between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

More details from or +61 (0)8 8313 4768

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Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Dual Degree Program: Complete your Masters in Germany!


Under a new partnership agreement signed between the University of Adelaide and the University of Tubingen, Bachelor of Economics (Honours) students will be offered an opportunity to spend 1 year in Germany and gain their Masters degree from a prestigious German partner university.

The dual degree program allows a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) student from Adelaide to transfer the courses they have successfully completed in their honours year and count them as credits towards the M. Sc. In Quantitative Economics program at the University of Tubingen, enabling them to complete the 2-year M. Sc. degree in just one year. A competitive application process will apply.

To find out how to make your Economics degree stand out from the crowd, visit the website or contact Belinda Kon (

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