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Please note the following change:

Loreto Normanhurst no longer subscribes to Job Jump.

However you can still register as Loreto Normanhurst community member for Study Work Grow – school code: LRNH19

Note, you will need to log in to Study Work Grow and become a member to access some of the content below. Contact careers if you require assistance.

 

Study Work Grow 2020 Scholarships Guide

Study work grow have just released our Scholarships Guide, packed with tips and links to scholarships at universities, TAFEs and private providers all around the country.

You can check it out here.

 

Job Spotlight:

Cyber Security

Cyber security helps organisations – small and large – and individuals prevent data breaches, identity theft, malware and ransomware attacks, and aids in risk management.

What type of person would this job suit?

 

Interesting Reads:

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Ms Katrina Smith and Ms Alexi Kayes

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Higher Education Information

Defence Force Information Sessions – NSW – November

Check out the link for Defence force information sessions across NSW.


Sydney Design School | Open Day

9 November 2019, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sydney Design School, Oxley Street

If you’re passionate about becoming a professional Interior Designer or Interior Decorator, then join Sydney Design School for our next free event and find out more about our world-class accredited courses. Come to Open Day and get a feel for life in our creative community, meet our inspiring Educators and find your perfect course option.

Bring family and friends and get hands on building an interiors mood board, play with 3D modelling or walk through our student work exhibition.

Our Director Amanda Grace will take you through our course options and give you a comprehensive introduction to our School community.

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UTS | Discover Nursing

13 November 2019, 5:30 pm
University of Technology Sydney

Get a taste for what you can study in nursing at UTS at one of our Discover Nursing sessions. Find out more about our undergraduate courses at an info session, then head on a tour of our world-class facilities.

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Admission Secrets of US & UK Unis with Application Workshop

14 November 2019
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

When it comes to studying at top US and UK universities, many families may know some of the basics, but it takes much more than that to gain admission at some of the world’s top universities.

If you’re in Year 8-12 or a parent wanting to learn more, this information evening will give you an unparalleled insight into the amazing education opportunities and life experience that comes from studying overseas.

Attendees will learn the basics about US & UK universities:

  • The exams, essays and interviews to apply overseas
  • The required HSC / IB scores
  • An application timeline from Year 8 to Year 12
  • Sport scholarships to US Colleges
  • The improved job prospects for US & UK graduates

Beyond the basics, Harvard graduate and Crimson Education Australia Manager, Shori Hijikata, will run a 45min application workshop covering topics that you won’t find anywhere else including:

  • A breakdown of where students fail through the application process
  • The impact of extracurriculars – what universities actually look for
  • Essay insights – brainstorming your most important piece of writing
  • Beyond the Ivy League and Oxbridge – an application strategy case study

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Support Services at ANU: a Webinar for Future Students, Parents & Carers

19 November 2019
5:30 pm
Online

The transition from school to university is an important moment not only for students, but also for their families. This Webinar, hosted by the Student Engagement and Success team, was prepared to answer any questions parents and carers may have about ANU, from the moment the students move to Canberra to the development of their academic life. The Student Engagement and Success team provides a range of programs and services to enable students to learn and grow intellectually, socially and professionally during their time at ANU, supporting their transition into, through and beyond university.

If you are planning to study at ANU or are the parent of a future student, register now to participate on this webinar and send questions about support services, mental health, safety, moving to Canberra, and much more.

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SAE | Master of Creative Industries Webinar

20 November 2019
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Online

SAE’s Master of Creative Industries can help creators like you become a leader in your field. This unique course offers a flexible and interdisciplinary online learning experience whilst fostering collaboration with like-minded creative peers across the SAE network. You’ll also get unlimited access to SAE’s state-of-the-art facilities and equipment across Australia and the world. The Master’s webinar gives you an insight into the program and how SAE can help you realise your creative potential.

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SAE | Info Night

Byron Bay: 28 November 2019, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sydney: 28 November 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Find your true calling with the leading global specialist in creative media education.

We’re opening the doors to our state-of-the-art Byron Bay and Sydney campuses as an opportunity for you to check out the facilities and equipment, meet with lecturers and ask any questions you might have about studying at SAE before the next intake in January.

If you’re considering studying creative media come along to SAE’s Info Night to speak to our experienced team and learn how you can pursue your passion in this dynamic and expanding industry. Talk to current students and learn about life at SAE and discover the types of career opportunities that await you after graduation.

We offer Bachelor, Diploma and Certificate courses in Animation, Audio, Design, Film or Games, in a relaxed and friendly learning environment. You can begin your creative career now!

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AIM | Open Day

30 November 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Australian Institute of Music, Foveaux Street

Wondering if you have what it takes to make it in the music and entertainment industry? Come join us at AIM Open Day to find out!

Discover | See our vibrant campus come to life with free performance workshops, demonstrations, displays, career overview talks and more!

Get Involved | Enjoy live performances and experience a range of fun interactive activities. Plus take part in our industry feedback panel sessions.

Find Out More | AIM Open Day is the perfect opportunity to discover our range of unique and specialised degree programs. Meet teachers, students and alumni, chat to industry experts and explore your course options with our friendly admissions advising staff.

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MedView | Uncovering the UCAT

30 November 2019
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
UNSW Sydney

This event is an introduction to studying for the UCAT and offers insights from a UCAT expert and a detailed exploration of each section of the UCAT. If you have questions about the sitting the UCAT, or you are interested in learning about how MedView can help you prepare, be sure to attend this event.

MedView offers bespoke packages to help students prepare for the UCAT, which are tailored to your individual needs. Join us at this event to benefit from our industry-leading expertise in medical admissions in Australia and New Zealand.

MedView’s ‘Uncovering the UCAT’ event will include:

  • An introduction by our UCAT expert on UCAT Basics, including a detailed evaluation of each section of the exam
  • Guidance on which medical schools are part of the UCAT Consortium
  • Tips of preparing and studying for the UCAT
  • Sample questions from our expert UCAT Tutors
  • Q&A to conclude the session

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MedView | Get Into Med

8 December 2019
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Parramatta RSL Club

Medical school admission is becoming an increasingly difficult task.

The number of medical school places has doubled in Australia and New Zealand over the past 15 years, but as supply has increased, so has demand. As more students become aware of the exciting career prospects of a medical practitioner, medical school competitiveness becomes stronger and stronger.

To obtain the ever-elusive medical school place, students must be well-informed of their personal, philosophical and professional reasons for pursuing medicine.

Get into Med: first steps to becoming a doctor will deep-dive into the world of medical school admissions. Presented by current medical students, the 2 hour program entails:

  • Do you really want to be a doctor? We’ll do a full-body CT scan of the rationale, motivations and reasoning of why people decide to study and practice medicine, and look beyond the media and societal representations.
  • We’ll dissect the Australian Medical Council (AMC) requirements of medical schools, and give you a sneak peek at the curriculum so you know what you’ll be studying.
  • Understanding the 3 major admissions parameters used in medical schools across Australia and New Zealand is critical for entry. We’ll prescribe the strategies for optimising:
    • Entrance exams: UCAT or GAMSAT
    • Academic performance thresholds: High school or Uni
    • Medical interviews
  • How do you get there? We’ll stitch together tips and tricks to avoid the medical school offer slump, including ways to make you stand out from the crowd.

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Macquarie | Explore Your Options Week

16 December 2019, 8:00 am – 22 December 2019, 8:00 pm
Macquarie University, North Ryde

Some unis expect you to make up your mind about your future in a single day. At Macquarie we give you more than a week to explore your options.

Starting on Monday 16 December, through to Sunday 22 December 2019, join us in our full program of tours, one-on-one consultations, enrolment support and lectures.

We understand every student is different and with so many choices, we are on hand to help you work through what’s best for you. And the best news? You can choose a day and time that suits you.

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CSU | ATAR Advice Day

17 December 2019
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CSU, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie & Wagga Wagga Campuses

It’s the big day, you’re getting your results. And we’re holding sessions on our campuses so you can talk all things ATAR, courses, scholarships, admission pathways and next steps. You can also tour the campus to check out your new uni. However you do in your exams, we know you are more than just a number – so we’ll help you find the right path for you.

Come and chat to our friendly experts on campus at Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga.

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ACU | Know Your Options

Strathfield: 17 December 2019, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
North Sydney: 18 December 2019, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come along to Know Your Options, an event where you can talk to experts about your course and career path, learn about alternative entry and admission pathways, and explore our campus.

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ACU | Know Your Options, Online (UAC)

18 December 2019
11:00 am –  2:00 pm
Online

Do you have questions about your study options? We’re running online chats through Facebook Messenger, so you can talk one-on-one with an ACU team member about your studies. Get the personalised advice you need to make your study decision.

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University of Sydney | Info Day

19 December 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The University of Sydney, Camperdown

How do I plan my dream degree? What if I didn’t get the ATAR I need? Get answers to all your questions before finalising your preferences for the December Round 2 offers.

Learn more about the subject choices on offer, our unparalleled student experience and the many admission pathways into uni.

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Notre Dame | Info Day

19 December 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The University of Notre Dame, Sydney

Get a taste of University life. Join us for The University of Notre Dame’s Info Day – it’s the perfect opportunity to chat with our academics, get an understanding of our course offerings and have your last-minute questions answered.

Whether you’ve already applied to study at Notre Dame or you’re still considering what you’d like to study, all prospective students are welcome to come along and find out more about the opportunities available, including mentoring and leadership programs.

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UNE Law School’s Tamworth Community Event

11 November 2019
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
University of New England, Tamworth Campus

Join members of UNE’s Law School to get together and celebrate everything to do with the law and the legal profession.

You will hear how UNE Law alumni Dylan Reynolds and Julia Day use their law degree outside of legal practice. The event will provide you with an opportunity to informally chat with legal practitioners, academics, high school teachers, members of industry, law students and UNE Law alumni.

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The Hotel School | Information Session

19 November 2019
5:30 pm
The Hotel School, Sydney

If your interest is hospitality, tourism or business management and you want to explore a global career path then join us at our information session. The session is designed to provide you with information on the courses offered at The Hotel School, you can speak with the academic team and experience the campus. Come and discover how to make a start in the hospitality and tourism industry.

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ACAP | Info Session

27 November 2019, 6:00 pm

Australian College of Applied Psychology, Sydney

Interested in studying psychology, counselling, social work, criminology, coaching, or case management?

  • Learn how ACAP can help you to change lives and make a difference!
  • Meet ACAP staff, academics and current students.
  • See our campus.
  • Discover the courses we offer, flexible learning options and the benefits of studying at ACAP.

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Work Experience

Work Experience at the SCG

Work experience students will spend a total of five days at the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust in the Administration, Events and Operations Program. Students will rotate between Corporate Services, HR, Events and Operations, Commercial, Membership and Marketing, Communications and Strategy and Projects (IT).

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Scholarships

Study Work Grow 2020 Scholarships Guide

Study work grow have just released our Scholarships Guide, packed with tips and links to scholarships at universities, TAFEs and private providers all around the country.

You can check it out here.


The 2019 Books.org Scholarship

Value: $3,000

Open/Closing Dates: July 31, 2019 – January 31, 2020

The Books.org Scholarship is available to any currently-enrolled undergraduate or postgraduate student. Each year we invite students to explore issues involving literature and books in general.

To be eligible for the prize you must provide proof of enrolment in a course from an accredited tertiary institution, college or university.

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Bond University Indigenous Medical Scholarship

Value: 50% tuition fee waiver

Open/Closing Dates: January 16, 2020 – January 30, 2020

In 2020, Bond University will be providing an Indigenous pathway into its Medical Program. As part of this initiative, Bond University has developed one 50% scholarship for one Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander student commencing in the 2020 Medical Program.

To be considered, applicants must:

  • be Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander
  • meet the program prerequisites as per the Bond University Medical Program

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University of Sydney Susan Wakil Scholarship – Undergraduate Rural and Regional

Value: $29,000 per year + $500 one-off

Open/Closing Dates: August 27, 2019 – January 6, 2020

This scholarship supports students from rural or regional Australia to study a Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) at the University of Sydney.

You must be:

  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident from rural or regional Australia
  • enrolled full-time and commencing first year of a Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) degree at the Sydney Nursing School.

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University of Sydney Western Union Foundation Scholarship

Value: $7,000 per year

Open/Closing Dates: July 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020

Established in 2017, this scholarship is provided by the Western Union Foundation. Western Union’s signature program ‘Education for Better’ aims to provide education and jobs skills training that provide economic upward mobility for individuals, families and communities around the world.

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or citizen of New Zealand
  • be currently enrolled or commencing an undergraduate degree program with the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering or the University of Sydney Business School.

Note: the scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, student’s financial circumstances and a personal statement which demonstrates the applicant’s interest and focus on the social impact enhancing the benefit of economic opportunity and education. Preference will be given to students from indigenous or refugee backgrounds.

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CSU Casella Wines Health Science Scholarship

Value: $10,000

Open/Closing Dates: August 1, 2019 – February 5, 2020

This scholarship is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressures that come when studying so that students can focus on achieving exceptional results.

Available to:

  • Commencing Students

Campus:

  • Wagga Wagga

Must be studying in:

  • 1st Year
  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (with specialisations)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health)
  • Bachelor of Nursing

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Western Sydney University Community Scholarship

Value: $6,000 per year

Open/Closing Dates: August 9, 2019 – March 20, 2020

The Western Sydney University Community Scholarship was established to provide ongoing support to talented, ambitious and hardworking students who might not otherwise have the chance to study at university due to financial hardship or other circumstances out of their control.

Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • receive an offer to study an undergraduate program at the University or in the case of current students, be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree
  • demonstrate financial or other hardship, based on Opportunity and Equity criteria and also including students who are the first in their family to attend university

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WSU Lion Dr William Chiu Scholarship

Value: $7,500 per year
Open/Closing Dates: August 9, 2019 – March 20, 2020

This scholarship supports students who have the drive and talent to achieve tertiary education.

Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  • be currently enrolled or commencing full-time or part-time study in any year of any undergraduate degree
  • demonstrate equity considerations such as economic, social or other disadvantage based on Western Sydney University Opportunity and Equity Considerations
  • demonstrate academic potential through a minimum ATAR of 80 for new students, or a minimum GPA of 5 for continuing students. Non-current school leaver applications will be assessed on the basis of work experience and educational qualifications.

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WSU School of Medicine Rural Scholarship

Value: $10,000
Open/Closing Dates: August 9, 2019 – December 6, 2019

Western Sydney University’s School of Medicine Rural Scholarship helps academically gifted students living in rural and remote locations to enrol into the Doctor of Medicine.

Applicants must:

  • be commencing full time in the MD
  • have lived in an Australian Statistical Geography Standard- Remoteness Area (ASGS-RA) of 2 to 5 for a minimum of 5 years consecutively or 10 cumulative years, commencing from the age of 5 to immediately prior to commencing the MD
  • be able to demonstrate commitment to rural medicine
  • be offered a position through the Rural Entry Admission Scheme (REAS) OR;
  • be offered a position through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander application pathway

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WSU Enid Helen Hort and Family Scholarship

Value: $6,000 per year
Open/Closing Dates: October 9, 2019 – March 20, 2020

The Enid Helen Hort and Family Scholarships are intended to ensure that people of all walks of life have the opportunity to attend University including those who may have experienced financial hardship, or those who may not have come from a privileged background.

Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  • receive an offer to study an undergraduate program at the University or, in the case of current students, be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree
  • demonstrate disadvantage by reason of Indigenous status, single parent or carer responsibilities or disability circumstances

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Apprenticeships

Find Apprenticeships in NSW

Whether you’ve decided that an apprenticeship or traineeship is the pathway for you, or if it’s still an option that you’re considering.

Searching for roles available near you could help you confirm your choice, or help you make that decision.

There are lots of ways of searching for positions available, one of them is to keep checking with Apprenticeship Network providers. They often advertise on behalf of local employers, and they could help you through the process too.

One example is MEGT who are an Australian not-for-profit organisation.

Here are some of the positions that they are currently advertising:

Horticulture Apprenticeship, Rosehill

Trainee Bus Driver, Terrey Hills

 IT Service Technician Trainee, Sydney

Child Care Trainee, Narwee

Apprentice Butcher, Bondi Beach

Click on the links to read more about the roles, or to find out how you need to apply.


Further Information

Information Management & Information Technology Traineeships with ASIO

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is currently seeking applications from graduating year 12 students for Information Management (IM) and Information Technology (IT) Traineeships at their office in Canberra.

If you are interested in IT, computers or security, this could be a great starting point for your career. You will learn about several areas of IT and IM within ASIO, as well as earning a Certificate IV in your field.

Even if you live outside of Canberra, people willing to relocate can get an assistance package to help with the costs.

Find out more here


Indigenous Fire and Rescue Employment Strategy

Applications for the 2020 Indigenous Fire and Rescue Employment Strategy (IFARES) are now open.

IFARES is a pathway for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people to become Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters.

The six-month program helps candidates to improve their skills, knowledge and fitness, and also earn a Certificate IV in Fitness with TAFE NSW.

Read more about the program here

Apply here


Australian Border Force Careers

If you’re interested in a career that could be different every day, is challenging and rewarding, you could consider becoming a Border Control Officer.

You could be patrolling Australia’s air and seaports, remote locations, mail and cargo centres and Australia’s extended maritime domain. Officers also perform specialist functions relating to investigation, compliance and immigration detention operations.

Eligibility:

  • be an Australian Citizen
  • be aged 18 or older
  • have Government security clearance (and maintain it)
  • pass ABF physical fitness standards (and maintain them)

You’ll then have to apply for the Border Force Officer Recruit Training Program (BFORT) where you’ll be required to:

  • complete Operational Safety Training, carry and use personal defence equipment, including a firearm, if required
  • have completed a Year 12 education, or Year 10 with a trade certificate or Year 10 with a Cert IV and/or equivalent

Ensure you meet other entry requirements such as wearing a uniform, agree to be deployed at short notice, etc.

You can read all about what it takes to join the Australian Border Force (ABF) on their official website.

Applications for the Border Force Officer Recruit Training Program are currently closed. The next annual recruitment process is likely to be advertised in January 2020. You’ll need to check here for updated information.


AFTRS | Teens Digi Animation Workshop

16 December 2019, 9:30 am – 18 December 2019, 5:00 pm
Australian Film Television and Radio School

If you’re inspired by animated films such as The Lego Movie and the Pixar library then this is the course for you. Working with an industry professional, you will learn digital animation skills to advance your animation journey.

  • Dive deeper with Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Animate, Blender and experiment with green screen animation.​ ​
  • Explore 3D imaging with industry standard animation software Maya.
  • Take home a copy of your work at the end of the workshop.

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AFTRS | The Real Filmmaking Workshop

16 December 2019, 9:30 am – 20 December 2019, 5:00 pm
Australian Film Television and Radio School

The five-day Real Filmmaking Workshop is the number one filmmaking workshop for young people in Australia. It is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with a group of creative young people for a ‘real filmmaking experience’. You’ll work together to take a script to screen, learn how to direct actors and experience the technical elements of filmmaking including camera, lighting, sound and editing skills – all in one week.

Your group’s vision will be realised with a screening of your short film in the AFTRS theatre for parents and friends. You’ll also receive a copy of your film for future viewing.

  • Explore all areas of filmmaking including scriptwriting, art direction and set design, cinematography, lighting, sound effects, directing, editing and producing.
  • You will work with experienced industry tutors, professional actors and AFTRS crew.
  • Work in AFTRS’ state-of-the-art film studios using professional equipment.

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SYO | 2020 HSC Preparatory Program

6 January 2020, 3:00 pm – 10 January 2020, 6:00 pm
Santa Sabina College, Strathfield

For students in Years 10, 11 and 12, the Sydney Youth Orchestra Summer School includes a HSC preparation stream that can be selected as an add-on to the weekly program or as a standalone package.

Led by leading NSW music educators and long-time HSC markers, this program covers areas of theory and practice that relate specifically to the NSW HSC Music 2 curriculum.

Participants can expect to receive intense training on theory, composition, essay writing, thesis development and constructive performance critique. This program provides HSC students the opportunity to receive invaluable guidance and tailored HSC music training in a supportive and fun environment with like-minded students.

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