Careers Update

Post school pathways (Year 12)

If you didn’t submit a QTAC application (or application to a course in another state), and would like assistance formulating your plan for when you finish Year 12, please book an appointment to see me. Mrs Hurley is ready to take your booking.


QTAC preferences – second thoughts? (Year 12)

If you are unsure about the course preferences you selected for your QTAC application, and would like to discuss your options in more detail, please book an appointment to see me.


Bond University Medicine and Biomedical Science information evening – 20 October

For more information on this FREE event and to register click here


Bond University Headstart Day –  student free day (17 October)

Take part in simulated lectures, enjoy interactive activities, meet Bond University professionals and students, and get to know your way around the campus. For Year 10 and 11 students, this program will give you a ‘headstart’ on your senior years, thinking about university. Click here for more information. Bond Headstart Registration Link.


REMINDER: Want to study a university subject in Year 12?

Applications close for the UQ Enhanced Studies Program on 31 October. Eligibility criteria applies. Any questions? Make an appointment to see me.

Options Career Information Bulletin

Click here to read an email that includes a wealth of career information. Take the time to scan the contents page to decide on the articles that will appeal to you. There is great information in there for you.


A night in the Navy – 20 October

If you are interested in joining the Royal Australian Navy then this event will be the perfect place to get information straight from current serving ADF members. The Commanding Officer of HMAS Moreton will also be in attendance during the evening as a guest speaker. Click here for more information on this event to be held in Herston.


Mater Education Open Day – 22 October

Mater Education offers a range of entry-level healthcare courses which may be suitable for Year 12 graduates, including our popular HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing program. For more information about the day and to register click here.


Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School – applications close today!

Applications for the  2017 Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS) close on 14 October. The IAESS program gives 20 Indigenous high school students from across Australia, who are entering Years 10, 11 & 12 in 2017, the opportunity to come to Sydney and explore the possibilities of studying and working within various areas of engineering. For more information on this fully funded program please click here. The program includes climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge!


QSFT Open Day 2016 – Invitation to Fast Track Your Filmmaking Career – 29 October

Looking for professional development or just passionate about film making? This is the perfect opportunity for you to gain knowledge about the creative industry and career path opportunities. You will hear from industry professionals, along with personal stories from our current and alumni students. For more information and to register for this free event, click here.


Want a job in 2025? (taken from Options Bulletin)

Based on the prediction that many current jobs will be lost due to automation and on several credible reports, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has developed a list of the fastest growing occupational fields.  These include:

  • Software developer, computer systems analyst and market-research and marketing specialist jobs
  • Medical technicians, physical therapists, and workplace ergonomics expert jobs
  • Sales and marketing specialists and customer service representative jobs
  • Management analysts, accountants and auditors.

You can read the WEF article at Want a job in 2025? These are the sectors to focus on.  The article also includes a list of the skills that will be required in the future.

The Educational Access Scheme (EAS) can help if you have experienced circumstances that negatively affected your most recent studies. If you are eligible for EAS, you may get bonus OPs or ranks that improve your chances of getting an offer to a tertiary institution. When you complete your QTAC application, you will be asked if you would like to apply for one or more EAS categories. Watch this QTAC EAS video to understand more about the scheme and how it can benefit you, or visit the QTAC website today.

If you have any questions in relation to this information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Mrs Wallace

Careers Counsellor