Careers Update

Keep up to date on all the latest Career News.

QTAC applications now open! (Yr12)

Confused about ordering your preferences or need support to generate career options? Book an appointment to see Mrs Wallace through Mrs Hurley in Academic and Student Services.


Applying to QTAC – fixed closing dates (Yr12)

Some courses have early closing dates. A list of most of these courses and their required closing dates can be found on pages 20 and 21 of the QTAC Guide.  They are also listed for relevant courses in the ‘Courses with applications through QTAC’ section of the Guide.  Examples of courses with an early fixed closing date is the audition and folio application for Queensland Conservatorium courses and some QUT Creative Industry courses.

Aviation Careers Expo (all students)

Click here to register for this FREE event which is being held at the Brisbane International Airport on 20 August.


Australian Catholic University (ACU) Early Achiever’s Program (Year 12)

The ACU Early Achiever’s Program recognises community contribution and leadership potential. Successful Year 12 applicants receive an offer (place in a degree) well ahead of the usual tertiary admissions announcements. Applications open Monday 8 August.


University of Queensland (UQ) Scholars program applications closing today (Year 11)

Apply by 4:00 pm on 12 August to be considered for this five-day (four night) Residential Camp at the St Lucia Campus (Sunday 27 November – Thursday 1 December, 2016). Click here for more information.


Website for women: The Footnotes (all students)

“For intelligent women. A fresh perspective on the issues that matter”. This is the catch cry of this website that aims to bring together trusted recommendations, inspiring stories and relatable content to inform and shape the real life decisions of today’s woman. Dealing with a frustration to find tangible career case studies that went beyond a generic ‘follow your dreams’ mantra, The Footnotes was born. Create your own profile here.


Information article: Tomorrow’s Digitally Enabled Workforce (all students)

CSIRO and the Department of Employment have released a report on the futures for jobs in Australia. The study has identified trends for jobs and employment markets over the coming twenty years. An interesting read! Click here.

Open Days for Brisbane THINK Education colleges

THINK Education is a network of colleges of higher education offering courses in design, business, hospitality management, natural therapy and beauty therapy.  All of its Brisbane colleges will hold an open day on 13 August 2016 from 10 am – 2 pm.


What do I need to know when I start a job?

Do you have a casual job or are you thinking about getting one? The Fair Work Ombudsman website has a number of resources that can help.  These include: Guide to starting a new job; Starting a new job online course; and, a Guide for young workers.

Career profile. Being a police officer?

Visit the Queensland Police Recruiting website to begin your exploration.  Click on ‘Recruit Entry’ to find out about the entry requirements and how to prepare yourself for a police career.


Elite athlete entry bonus schemes for students applying to university

Elite athlete programs recognise sporting excellence.  Successful applicants have usually competed at state, national or international level in their chosen sport. See the Career Information Bulletin for more information.