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St Brendan's College Careers

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the QCE, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

The difference between the impossible and the possible is a person's determination.

Tommy Lasorda

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Article: Career Paths to Pursue Post Coronavirus (Posted: 26/06/2020)

The University of Wollongong (UOW) have written an article with regards to what career paths you could pursue in this new world to guarantee job security and a successful professional future. They have looked at government data and spoken to leading academics.

However, it is important to note these predictions may change as the current situation continues to unfold.

See the article at

Exciting Aerospace/Aviation Opportunity (Posted: 24/06/2020)

The Australian Youth Aerospace Association (AYAA) have a truly exciting aerospace/aviation opportunity for students!

Spanning five days in December, AYAF offers 60 high school students from across Australia, the chance to experience and interact with the vast amount of opportunities available within aerospace and aviation, specifically from industry and academia, whilst also partaking in engaging and fun activities.

This event is run by highly passionate university students who are studying relevant degrees to AYAF. This ensures the students can hear what tertiary education is like and be mentored to help prepare them for the next step after high school. 

If you have further questions about AYAF or AYAA, go to:


Or contact Alice or James from AYAA who will be happy to answer any questions:
Australian Youth Aerospace Association Inc.
Igniting passion. Launching connections. Mission accomplished.

M: +61 427 559 850 ①
M: +61 455 936 040 ②
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New Central Qld Employment Web-site (Posted: 23/06/2020)

The Job Skills Network has created a new Employment web-site for Central QLD. The CQROC (Central Qld Region of Councils) has also added a video outlining plans to focus on east west growth in the region. Have a look at the following link and save to your favourites to keep up to date:

QAL 2021 apprenticeship intake closes 10th July (Posted: 23/06/2020)

QAL Website Link

University Research (Posted: 22/06/2020)

There is a lot to consider when choosing a University pathway next year so why not use the holidays to start researching now? If you go to our SBC Careers page you will find information about every University in Australia ranging from early entry schemes, alternate pathways, scholarships, course guides and much more. You can fine tune your search by selecting which State is of interest to you.

Some Universities have early entry schemes so if you are stressed about your external exams this may be something to consider. You will still need to complete your exams and QCE but some Universities are happy to consider other factors as well.

There are also many scholarships available and you can apply for more than one at any time.

2021 Apprenticeship Intake Rio Tinto and Boyne Smelters (Posted: 18/06/2020)

Rio Tinto Yarwun and Boyne Smelters 2021 Apprenticeship Programme is now open for applications. The following link provides information as well as further links to the application page, website and apprentice recruitment video.

QTAC JCU Information Webinar tonight (Posted: 16/06/2020)

JCU Events

Tue, 16 Jun 2020

JCU QTAC Information Webinar

When: 16 June 2020, 4pm -- 7pm
Where: Online

Year 12 students, parents and school staff are invited to attend a QTAC Information Session hosted by James Cook University. This session is designed and delivered by QTAC and will be supported by the JCU Careers and Employability team.

QTAC will provide information on:

- Applying for tertiary study through QTAC (selecting preferences, entry requirements, ordering preferences and pathways if you don't get the ATAR you need)
- How QTAC calculates your ATAR and assesses other Year 12 qualifications and certificates
- Special Admissions Schemes (e.g. Educational Access Scheme and other adjustment factors)
- Important dates and deadlines and how to respond to offers when the time comes

The JCU Careers and Employability team will also provide a snapshot of what university life is like and the JCU Future Students team will be available for any questions you may have.

Register here.

Contact details:

JCU Marketing – Future Students | | 07 4781 4108

Australian Catholic University (ACU) Support program for Year 12 Students (Posted: 16/06/2020)

While Year 12 is a challenge at the best of times, finishing school in the midst of a global pandemic is tough. So, at ACU we’ve been looking at a range of ways to help and support you during your final year of schooling – from exam support to university admission. We’re hoping these programs and activities will help you gain confidence as you approach exams, and provide some certainty around university entry, in a deeply uncertain time.

JCU Success Package (Posted: 16/06/2020)

In response to the disruptions caused by the current pandemic, Universities are beginning to provide information regarding adjustments to entry requirements for 2021.

James Cook University (JCU)
JCU has created a Year 12 Student Success Package outlining the following adjustments:
Early Offer Program
An early offer is available for all Year 12 students. The offer requires a school recommendation that includes academic and character attributes. The process is designed to limit work for the school. 

Guaranteed Admission Plan
Guaranteed Admissions for Year 12 students are based on ATAR results. For students who participate in the Guaranteed Admission Plan, subject prerequisites may not be required.

Regional Preference Scheme
The ATAR score is adjusted by two bonus points (+2) for students living in regional and remote Queensland.

Subject Recognition
ATAR score is adjusted by two bonus points for subjects that require a high level of skill and knowledge, such as maths, science, and languages. These subjects need to be fully completed in high school.

Further information can be found on the JCU web-site at the following link:


CQU Parent Webinar (Posted: 11/06/2020)

CQU are running a webinar to support students and their parents to navigate their post Year 12 transition.  

Tuesday, 16 June from 4 - 5 pm AEST.

The webinar will include information on:
  • Opportunities for students after high school
  • Making career choices
  • Where to find course information including entry requirements
  • How to apply
  • Alternate pathways
  • Course fees
  • Scholarships, and
  • What comes after application.
Parents, students and teachers are welcome as we guide guests through each step of the transition and arm you with the information and resources you need. 
Event Date: Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Event Time: 4 - 5 pm AEST
Location: Zoom

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University information (Posted: 11/06/2020)

Looking for information about University. Go to our St Brendan's career page (see link below) and you will find information on every University in Australia and many other institutions. Just click on a logo to get information on that institution including: a link to their website, scholarships, early entry schemes, alternate entry schemes, application information, adjustment factors and course guides."

There are also links to the various University Admissions Centre Guides (the 2020-21 Guides will be linked as they become available):


Scholarships (Posted: 11/06/2020)

If you are looking for post-school scholarships, try the following link: