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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.

Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for it.

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CQU Parent Webinar (Posted: 02/06/2020)

 

Graduating high school and starting university is an exciting time for Year 12 students and we understand there is a lot of information needed to navigate this transition. That's why we're here to help at our Year 12 Parent webinar Tuesday, 16 June from 4 to 5 pm.

Parents, students and teachers are encouraged to attend as we guide guests through each step of the transition and arm you with the information and resources you need. 

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
Please encourage students and parents to register and attend. 

 
 
 
 
 
EVENT DETAILS
 
 
 
 
Event Name: Year 12 Parent webinar
Event Date: Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Event Time: 4 - 5 pm AEST
Location: Zoom

Save the Date
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
REGISTER NOW
 
 
 
 

 

JCU Webinars (Posted: 02/06/2020)

JCU is offering a number of webinars throughout June and July with the first one taking place next Tuesday.  
Two of these webinars are particularly useful for students who are planning on studying Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.
 
 

2021 BMA apprentice intake open (Posted: 31/05/2020)

https://www.amsj.com.au/applications-open-for-2021-bma-apprentice-intake/

JCU Virtual information session (Posted: 29/05/2020)

Open the door to new opportunities, new careers and new beginnings by attending the JCU Virtual Information Session from the comfort of your own home.

Our Virtual Information Session is a customised virtual event, where you can:
 
  • Access and download course information
  • Visit virtual booths
  • Attend presentations
  • Network with current students
  • Live chat with academic staff, and
  • Explore our virtual campus.
Event details
Date: Wednesday 3 June
Time: 4 pm - 7 pm (AEST)
 
Register here
 

Study at ACU Webinar Series (Posted: 26/05/2020)

Join us online to have all your questions about studying at ACU answered. Get helpful advice on how to apply, find out more about non-traditional pathways to uni, explore study options and hear from students about what life is really like at ACU.
Ask an ACU Student Tuesday 16 June at 5.00pm
Placements and Internships with ACU Wednesday 15 July at 5.00pm
More sessions will be added in the coming months.
 
Talk with Industry Series
Join us for one of our Talk with Industry events, a series of webinar panel discussions featuring ACU graduates across a range of different professions. Get helpful advice and find out what it’s really like to work in your area of interest.
Join the webinars to:
· hear from ACU graduates about their work experiences
· get tips and advice for pursuing a career in your area of interest
Talk with Business and IT Professionals Tuesday 2 June at 5.00pm
Talk with Lawyers Wednesday 3 June at 5.00pm
Talk with Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists Wednesday 17 June at 5.00pm
Find out more

Qld Conservatorium Griffith University Tertiary Preparation Workshop (Posted: 26/05/2020)

Open Conservatorium
 
presents
 
Tertiary Preparation Workshop (TPW) Online 2020
 Dates: Monday 29 June -  Thursday 2 July 2020
Cost: $150 incl GST
Delivery: via Zoom
 
REGISTER NOW to get ahead of the audition pack!
 
Dear Musicians
 
We are taking TPW online this year to ensure students have the opportunity to prepare for auditions at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

Now in its’ eighteenth year, the online workshop will run from Monday 29 June - Friday 3 July 2020, providing prospective tertiary students with the opportunity to work with Queensland Conservatorium staff.

Musicians will gain effective strategies for interviews and auditions as well as techniques to overcome performance anxiety. Places in TPW Online 2020 are limited and only open to those in years 9 to 12 and adults wishing to return to study, so be sure to get in quick!

 
For further information on TPW Online and the schedule for this year please visit the TPW Online webpage.
 
Read Queensland Conservatorium student, Cara Daily’s experience at TPW, her life at the Con and her advice to students looking to audition!
 
We look forward to seeing you online this year!
 
Open Conservatorium
open-conservatorium@griffith.edu.au
 

Central Qld University Principal’s Recommendation Scheme (Posted: 25/05/2020)

CQUniversity’s Principal’s Recommendation Scheme provides Year 12 students with an alternate entry pathway to a CQUniversity course. Through this Scheme Year 12 students can apply for a course and receive an unconditional* offer based on the recommendation of their school Principal. With entry based on a Principal’s recommendation, the Principal’s Recommendation Scheme recognises that factors such as motivation, talent and passion play an important role in student success at university.

BENEFITS OF THE SCHEME
The Principal’s Recommendation Scheme is an ideal entry pathway for all Year 12 students, especially those who may be experiencing situations where their senior school results may be impacted. The Scheme gives students certainty about their study options after school with entry based on the recommendation of their school Principal, rather than their ATAR result. Plus, with applications processed within 48 hours, students can receive an unconditional offer for a CQUni course before their senior results are released.

APPLICATIONS OPEN
Applications for Term 1, 2021 are open now and close 1 December 2020.

EXCLUDED COURSES AND FURTHER INFORMATION
Please note that there are some courses that are excluded from this scheme or have additional requirements.

Further information can be found on CQU’s web-site.
https://www.cqu.edu.au/courses/future-students/future-study-options/high-school-to-uni/principals-recommendation-scheme

If you think you may qualify for this scheme then contact Mrs Russell for a discussion about the application process.
russellj@sbc.qld.edu.au
 

Junior Construction Material Testing Assistant, Gladstone (Posted: 25/05/2020)

Construction Sciences is a 900 strong team, located in 52 base laboratories. Our dynamic team provides Construction Materials Testing, Geotechnical Engineering, Subsurface Utility Engineering and Environmental Services, in Australia and internationally. Our strength is providing prompt turnarounds of large volumes of tests, accurately. We are major project specialists.
We are currently looking to recruit Junior CMT Assistant located at our Gladstone Laboratory. The candidate will be provided with technical expertise and will assist with project management, analysis and reporting.  
ABOUT THE ROLE
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Conducting laboratory and field testing of concrete, aggregates and soils
  • Produce clear and concise field and laboratory records and reports
  • Weekend work and overtime may be required
  • Must will be willing to occasionally travel to remote locations
ABOUT YOU
In order to be successful for this role, you will ideally possess:
  • A desire to develop new skills and be enthusiastic about learning
  • Be punctual, reliable, conscientious and courteous
  • A reasonable level of mathematics
  • Basic computer skills
  • Willing to enrol and complete certificate 3 or 4 in laboratory techniques (we pay)
  • Able to comply with our Drug & Alcohol policy
  • Manual driver's licence essential  
*To be considered please indicate in your application/cover letter that you hold a manual drivers licence.
https://www.seek.com.au/job/41365520?type=standard#searchRequestToken=44a9837b-44c7-4b8a-8dd7-324520e31b2a
 

Entry Level Maintenance Workers, Rockhampton (Posted: 25/05/2020)

RWM works exclusively with Teys to introduce people to their new careers in the meat manufacturing industry.
Meat processing is the largest manufacturing industry in Australia, and there are many opportunities for a stable, long-term career - this is just the first step!
Successful candidates will assist the tradesmen with the following:
  • Undertake maintenance of processing equipment
  • TIG, MIG stick welding with stainless steel
  • Proactive approach to equipment life cycle optimisation
The Person
  • Capable to learn on the job and act as a trades assistant
  • Possess strong communication, organisational, and interpersonal skills
  • Desire to actively engage with on-floor teams so as to optimise equipment performance
  • Willing to do overtime as required
  • Mature safety attitude
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Current drivers licence
https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=cHRyZW5lcnJ5LjgxMDk0LjY5ODJAbWVhdHByb2Nlc3NvcnNhdS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20&utm_source=joraau&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic
 

Glencore 2021 Apprenticeships, Emerald and Mackay (Posted: 25/05/2020)

Glencore, one of the world’s largest natural resource companies, has mechanical and electrical apprenticeships on offer across their Australian Coal Operations, commencing in January 2021. 
Our Queensland Coal Operations across the Mackay and Emerald regional coalfields are offering apprenticeships in Electrical, Metal Fabrication/Mechanical (dual trade), Plant Mechanic/Mechanical (dual trade) or Auto Electrical/Plant Mechanic (dual trade).

Whilst our Coal Operations in the Hunter Valley and Mudgee regions of New South Wales are offering apprenticeships in Electrical, Mechanical (Open Cut / Underground) or Auto-Electrical.
About our apprenticeships:
Our four-year Apprenticeship Program will allow you to:
  • Develop skills, experience and knowledge to become a qualified tradesperson
  • Access to onsite and offsite TAFE training
  • Learn from leaders in their field
About you:
If you are an enthusiastic and motivated person with a commitment to achieve, coupled with a focus on safety, ability to work in teams and good communication skills, we would like to hear from you!
Candidates must have completed at least Year 10 by the end of 2020 to be considered. Mature age candidates are welcome to apply.
 Benefits:
  • Earn while you learn
  • Work alongside highly-skilled tradespeople
  • Strong career pathways for your future
How to apply
You will be asked to upload your cover letter, resume and copies of the last two (2) years of School reports, TAFE or University results or evidence of work related training (for mature age candidates).
You will be informed of your progress throughout the selection process.
Applications Close online Sunday 21 June 2020.

https://glencorejobs.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.jati&returnToEvent=jobs.home&jobID=6A1ABE1D-8FC1-4DC3-9360-ABC000DD75F4&audienceTypeCode=AUS&UseAudienceTypeLanguage=1

Application tips from Hastings Deering (Posted: 22/05/2020)

These tips apply to all job applications:
https://www.hastingsdeering.com.au/our-business/working-with-us/apprenticeships/top-tips-for-applicants

ERGON 2021 apprenticeship intakes starts mid June (Posted: 22/05/2020)

Set up a job alert so that you receive an email alert when the apprenticeship intake begins. Follow this link:
https://jobsergon.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=ja.startJobAlertProfile&CurATC=EXT&CurBID=62AFB35D-9273-4A11-8DCC-9DB401354197

Research the types of apprenticeships on offer:
https://www.ergon.com.au/about-us/careers/apprenticeships

Steps to an Australian Apprenticeship (Posted: 21/05/2020)

Australian Apprenticeships, which include both apprenticeships and traineeships, involve training in a formal qualification and paid employment. It can be difficult knowing what types of apprenticeships and traineeships are out there, and how to find them.
The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service has developed the Steps to an Australian Apprenticeship, which breaks up the process of finding an apprenticeship or traineeship into 4 easy steps: Research, Preparation, Job Hunting and Sign Up.
 
These steps, when followed, can make the task of getting an apprenticeship or traineeship less daunting, and more achievable. If you would like to learn more about each step, plus heaps more useful information and resources, visit AAPathways.com.au/steps


 
Research Researching your options is an important step to take before you start making career and training decisions. This will help you make up your mind about what industries and occupations you are interested in working in.
 
Preparation Now that you’ve done your research and know which apprenticeship or traineeship you want to do, the next step is to prepare yourself for the job! Consider things like doing a pre-apprenticeship, having a look at wage information, and familiarising yourself with working conditions.
 
Job Hunting There are many ways to find an apprenticeship or traineeship job. Think about contacting employers you already know, using job search sites or registering with a Group Training Organisation. Don't stick to just one method, try them all!
 
Sign Up Every Australian Apprentice must be signed up into a formal training contract shortly after they are employed. To organise a sign up, the employer will need to contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider, who are funded by the Australian Government.
 
 
 







 

Kings College Residential College 2021 (Posted: 21/05/2020)

King’s College is a residential college providing accommodation for 320 women and men within The University of Queensland and Brisbane based universities. The College operates as an academic residential community of undergraduate and postgraduate members drawn from across the country and international universities.

As we have been unable to visit your school this year to speak with the year 12 students we have put together some short videos. These are brief and cover a few of the areas detailing what we offer at King's. eg academic support, sport, cultural, our facilities and other general information.

The main video is a Tour to provide more of a  ‘feel’ of the College to prospective students.
http://www.kings.uq.edu.au/tour/

After watching the Tour video it is easy to scroll down to all the other links providing our sporting, cultural, academic and social video clips. 360-degree panoramic images of the different style bedrooms can be found by clicking https://www.kings.uq.edu.au/facilities/

 

Glencore 2021 Apprenticeship applications are open now and close 21 June 2020! (Posted: 19/05/2020)

Check out the following link for further information and how to apply
https://www.glencore.com/careers/australia/coal-apprenticeship

Study at ACU Webinar Series (Posted: 18/05/2020)

Study at ACU Webinar Series
 
Do you want to know more about university? Wondering if study is for you? Join us for our series of webinars to introduce you to ACU, our entry pathways and our courses. It’s also an opportunity to hear from current students about their experiences at ACU. 
 
Introduction to Study at ACU webinar
Our first webinar topic is an introduction to ACU, where we will discuss our courses, campus and facilities, pathways, entry schemes and support services. 
 
Wednesday 20 May 2020
5-5.45pm
Click here to join
 
 
Looking for more ways to explore ACU?
Check out our virtual campus tour here.
Visit out Youtube channel here.
Veiw our 2021 undergraduate course guide here.
 

BHP FutureFit Academy, Bowen Basin (Posted: 18/05/2020)

Turn your passion for DIY or fixing things into a career in maintenance. You’ll have a permanent job from day one and get paid to learn a nationally accredited traineeship or trade apprenticeship. Recognised skills that could take you across Australia with BHP. The BHP FutureFit Academy is a new approach to training with a pathway to a career in maintenance with “fit for purpose” training programs in dedicated learning centres in Perth, WA or Mackay, QLD.
Typical Day
You’ll be based in either Perth, WA or Mackay, QLD in order to commute to and from the learning centre daily. As you learn, you’ll receive an attractive annual salary while you study.
The purpose built learning centres feature the latest immersive virtual reality technology combined with workshop learning to develop your skills and knowledge. You’ll be competent, safe and ready to work once you are deployed to a mine site.
Everyone learning at the BHP FutureFit Academy will be commencing on a roster broken down into 4 day shifts (6.00am to 2.30 pm), followed by 4 afternoon shifts (2:30pm – 11:00pm) and then 4 days off. There will be scheduled mid and end of year annual leave breaks. 
Once you successfully complete the training program, you’ll be deployed with Operations Services to one of BHP's sites. 

Certified training
The training program delivered through the BHP FutureFit Academy provides the choice of two training options that will earn you nationally recognised certifications.
Maintenance Traineeship – Over 12 months you’ll complete specific modules to a Certificate II level to equip you to be trained, competent and authorised to perform a range of preventative maintenance tasks as a Maintenance Associate.
Trade Apprenticeship - Earn a full trade qualification and the skills to perform preventative maintenance, diagnostics and repairs. Initially we are seeking trades in Heavy Diesel Fitting or Mechanical Fitting.
The training program, delivered through the new BHP FutureFit Academy, is being developed in conjunction with respected Registered Training Organisations, CQUniversity Australia and North Metropolitan TAFE (Perth).

https://www.bhp.com/our-approach/work-with-us/operations-services/bhp-futurefit-academy/
 

Automotive 1st year Apprentice, Mackay (Posted: 18/05/2020)

About the business and the role
 Do you love cars and helping people?
If you are a true car enthusiast then you will thrive being surrounded by some of the most amazing vehicles our country has to offer. Operating out of two large workshops while assisted by state of the art technology, we have the knowledge and resources to mold only the best.
 Job tasks and responsibilities
 We are currently on the lookout for a 1st Year Apprentice who is looking for a strong, stable career in the industry to join our team.
With a commitment to only the highest standard of workmanship, we are seeking people who are willing to reap the rewards of their hard work.
After a two week trail, the role is then split into two parts. One week is general duties and the other you will be working on the vehicles and developing your skills.
 Skills and experience
 The successful candidates will offer the following:
  • A long term commitment to success in this field
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A willingness to learn
  • A strong work ethic
  • An attention to detail
  • A manual drivers licence is a must
  • A passion for cars and the Automotive industry
This is an unparalleled opportunity to work for an industry leader and take your career to the next level!
  • We work Monday to Friday with NO weekends!
  • Weekly pay!
  • All training is provided. 
  • You may be eligible for the Government's $20,000 Trade Support Loan Scheme.
If you would like to be considered for this excellent role, please send your resume by clicking  the 'APPLY' button below.
https://www.seek.com.au/job/41326665?type=standard#searchRequestToken=316165b5-1b85-4435-99cd-236b5543ccb8

 

Carpentry Apprenticeship, Busy at Work, Gladstone (Posted: 18/05/2020)

This employer supplies a professional , licensed Building service for all renovation and repairs . Specialist in decks and all things Carpentry , with more than 25 years experience in construction and design . Servicing Gladstone and surrounding areas .
They require a 1st year Carpentry Apprentice to complete a Cert III in Carpentry
A candidate local to the Gladstone area who is reliable, punctual, has good communication skills, strong work ethic, Fit and mentally capable. Drivers Licence essential own vehicle.
You must have a genuine interest in the trade and be capable of a hard days work (continuously lifting 25 kg through out the day ) Having some work experience would be a strong advantage.
Position is Monday to Friday with some overtime required
https://apprenticeshipcentral.com.au/apprenticeship/vacancies/17177/6469/
 

BHP Indigenous Only Opportunities, Apprenticeships and Traineeships, Bowen Basin (Posted: 18/05/2020)

Operations Services is excited to announce that we have created new entry level opportunities to develop a maintenance career with BHP, helping you kick-start your maintenance career. You will be paid to study whilst working on industry leading equipment and you will have a permanent position and a continual focus on personal and career development.  
 Through our facility-based program, we are offering two different pathways: 
 ·       A Traineeship which is a 12 month training commitment at our facility, equipping you with certified qualifications and making you work-ready for your first day on site as a Maintenance Associate.  
OR 
 ·       An Apprenticeship which is a training commitment of 2-2 ½ years fully immersed at our training facilities. On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be a trade qualified Heavy Diesel Fitter or Mechanical Fitter.  
Initial training will be undertaken fulltime at our training hub in Mackay on a roster of 4 day shifts, 4 afternoon/evening shifts, 4 days off.
These will be town-based training locations, therefore accommodation or daily transport to training will not be provided. Upon successful completion of a training program, you will commence site-based employment with access to accommodation facilities if you do not reside locally.  

https://careers.bhp.com/careers/JobDetail/Maintenance-Apprenticeships-Traineeships-OS-Indigenous-Only-QLD/170895?featured=0&utm_source=joraau&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic

 

ADF Gap Year. There is still time to apply! (Posted: 15/05/2020)

Gap Year is a great option for students interested in experiencing life in the Navy, Army or Air Force. In just 12-months, they’ll gain a great salary package, security and stability, unparalleled skills and experience, plus friends for life. All of which will help them decide on a future career – and excel in it.

With more than 20 roles to choose from, students are sure to find one to suit their interests. They’ll experience life in management, engineering, logistics and warehousing, combat and security, and administration.

Applications for the following job roles are closing soon:
Driver Closing Friday 30 May 2020
Warehouse Storeperson Closing Monday 1 June 2020
Army Officer Closing Friday 5 June 2020
Administration Assistant Closing Thursday 30 June 2020
Airbase Protection and Security Closing Thursday 30 June 2020
Infantry Soldier Closing Thursday 30 June 2020
Electronics Engineer Closing Friday 31 July 2020
Electronics Engineer Submariner Closing Friday 31 July 2020
Helicopter Pilot Closing Friday 31 July 2020
Marine Engineer Closing Friday 31 July 2020
Marine Engineer Submariner Closing Friday 31 July 2020
Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer Closing Friday 31 July 2020
Maritime Logistics Officer Closing Friday 31 July 2020
Maritime Warfare Officer Closing Friday 31 July 2020
Maritime Warfare Officer Submariner Closing Friday 31 July 2020
Air Defence Operator Open
Airfield Defence Guard Open
Aviation Support Technician Open
Navy Sailor Open
Warehouse Coordinator Open

For more information call 13 19 01 or visit defencejobs.gov.au


 

Have you considered direct Entry to CQU through the SUN program. Find out more! (Posted: 15/05/2020)

SUN application dates for Term 2 close on the 19th June, 2020!

If you are considering studying at CQU the SUN program may be worth looking into. Some of the benefits of starting Uni early with SUN include:
  • Sneak peek: With SUN you will get an insight into university life and will be better prepared for the transition from high school to university.
  • Direct Entry: After successful completion of SUN, you may be eligible to apply for direct entry into an undergraduate degree at CQUniversity (excluding quota managed courses). To be eligible for direct entry, you must:
    • pass at least one SUN unit from the undergraduate degree you are applying for
    • meet all of the prerequisites of the undergraduate degree you are applying for.
  • Affordable: High school students have the opportunity to undertake their first SUN unit at zero cost (excluding textbooks and resource expenses). Subsequent SUN units are offered at a reduced fee which is less than a third of the cost that a regular university student would pay. As a SUN student, you could potentially save thousands of dollars.
For further information look here.....SUN PROGRAM

Year 13 Digital Careers EXPO May 18-22 (Posted: 15/05/2020)

Finding what you want to do made easier!


Through a series of live chats, webinars and online ‘booths’, the Year13 Expo will help you figure out what it is you’re passionate about and what you need to do in order to get there. Hear from experts, chat with influencers and explore all of your post-school options.
Watch an overview video, see more information and click to attend at https://year13.com.au/expo



Year13, the digital career and life advice platform, have kindly offered all students a free Premium MyYear13 Account at this time, where you can:
·       Get your own personalised skills forecast,
·       Build your own career plan using their career explorer tool, and
·       Access the Year13 Digital Careers Expo, which will be held on May 18-22. You’ll hear from awesome speakers such as:
o   Laura Enever, a Pro Surfer, 
o   Will Hodgett, the Creative Director of GoPro Europe,
o   Hugo Gruzman of Australian band Flight Facilities, and
o   Industry experts on a variety of topics, ranging from creative industries, sustainability and apprenticeships!
 
If you haven’t already checked it out before, you’ll likely find this site really interesting and helpful – it’s run by young people, for young people - and they have some really great tools and resources to help you as you think about your future beyond high school.
 
To get signed up:
1.     Click this link:   https://year13.com.au/account/verify/school/YH1VFZ8K
2.     Fill out your details
3.     Click Attending Expo
4.     Complete your skills forecast and career plan
 
If you already have a MyYear13 account, please go to your profile, and add this code YH1VFZ8K in ‘link school’.
 
Between now and the beginning of the Expo on May 18, they will be sharing tools and tips through your new profile so make sure you tune in.
 

Engineering is not just construction (Posted: 12/05/2020)

If you like problem solving and are looking for a growth industry have you considered Biomedical Engineering ?

Mine Engineering Careers (Posted: 12/05/2020)

Videos relating to Mine Engineering careers

Mining Careers

Careers with STEM activity (Posted: 12/05/2020)

Read the attached STEM Careers magazine and answer the questions on the worksheet attached to research Math and Data Careers in STEM

Careers Magazine

Careers Worksheet
 

Job Vacancies! (Posted: 12/05/2020)

Keep up to date with the latest job vacancies by checking the job board on your SBC Careers web-site. Go to the Student drop down menu and choose job vacancies OR click this link.

JOB VACANCIES

Stanwell Apprentice and Trainee Programs (Posted: 12/05/2020)

Stanwell’s Apprentice and Trainee Program provides structured opportunities for you to develop skills in-line with industry training standards.

As a Stanwell Apprentice or Trainee, you will be supported by our team of highly experienced and knowledgeable mentors who want to see you grow as much as you can during the program.

If you thrive in a team environment, are willing to learn and are passionate about kick-starting your career in the electricity generation industry, you could be part of our next Stanwell Apprentice and Trainee intake.

Learn more about the benefits of completing an Apprenticeship or Traineeship with Stanwell.

https://www.stanwell.com/stanwell-apprentices-and-trainees/

Literacy and Numeracy Skills for Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships (Posted: 12/05/2020)

When starting an apprenticeship or traineeship, you won’t be expected to have specific skills and experience in the industry – you learn this on the job and through your training. However, this doesn’t mean you don’t need any skills at all before starting!

Literacy and numeracy skills are important for everyone, but they are sometimes underrated by people looking at apprenticeships and traineeships. The training for Australian Apprenticeships requires both literacy and numeracy, but in ways that are specific to your job.

For example, someone starting a traineeship in retail will need to be able to deal with money, but in carpentry you will need to understand lengths and angles. Different occupations might require different types of literacy numeracy skills. Across all areas, reading, writing and verbal communication will be important as you learn your job.

The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service have developed short online quizzes to help you self-assess your literacy and numeracy skills. The questions are related to an industry you might be looking to do an apprenticeship or traineeship in. For example, you will get different questions depending on whether you do the Animal Care and Management quiz, compared to the Electrotechnology quiz.

These quizzes will help you understand the types of literacy and numeracy skills you might need when starting an apprenticeship or traineeship in the industry you choose. Once you finish the quiz you will see what questions you got right and wrong, and your score. You will also get information about what your next steps might be. This could include focusing on your literacy and numeracy skills or starting job hunting.

To explore these different tests and quizzes go to: aapathways.com.au/lnq or to your School Careers Website > Post School Options > Apprenticeships & Traineeships

 

Stanwell Expressions of Interest and Resources (Posted: 12/05/2020)

Stanwell has provided infromation and resources to help candidates:
  1. Apprentice and Trainee webpage. This webpage provides information on the apprentice and trainee program at Stanwell as well as a variety of resources to help candidates with submitting job applications (resume tips, cover letter tips and interview tips). https://www.stanwell.com/stanwell-apprentices-and-trainees/
  2. Expression of Interest form. By submitting an expression of interest, Stanwell will have the contact details of the student so that we can contact them when applications open. https://careers.pageuppeople.com/529/caw/en/job/494782/apprentice-and-trainee-program-expression-of-interest

Australian Catholic University Updates (Posted: 07/05/2020)

Early entry to ACU

Are you looking at gaining an early entry offer into university in 2021? ACU have early entry programs to suit a range of interests and passions.

The Community Achiever Program (CAP) offers future students who are active in their community early offers to their undergraduate course of choice. From regularly volunteering in your community, to representing your school or house in a leadership role, we urge all eligible students to apply.
CAP provides opportunities for you to enhance your leadership and volunteering skills, and if you’re successful you could receive an offer to study with us as early as August.
Due to COVID-19 social distancing protocols, we understand most people are not able to volunteer right now. Our admissions team will take this into consideration, and you should not let current restrictions deter you from applying.
Applications for the 2021 CAP program will open on 1 May 2020 and close 29 July 2020.
Apply here
 

ADF Gap Year (Posted: 07/05/2020)

There's still time for students to apply for an ADF Gap Year, but they’ll need to apply soon so they don't miss out on their preference.
The valuable work and life lessons gained during an ADF Gap Year are transferable and will give your students confidence in their future career paths. They can get real engineering experience, discover their leadership potential as an officer, or find passion in an administration role.
While ADF Gap Year roles initially involve only a 12-month commitment, it could be the beginning of a long and stable career in the ADF.
 
Students who take part in the ADF Gap Year program:
  • Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare
  • Gain valuable skills and work experience
  • Have job security and stability
  • Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle
  • Make friends with like-minded people
  • Have the opportunity to see more of Australia
 
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SUN Program (Posted: 07/05/2020)

SUN Program, CQUniversity
Start Uni Now (SUN) is a CQUniversity initiative that allows students in Year 10*, 11 and 12 to study CQUniversity units whilst still in high school. A 'unit' is the word used to describe something similar to your school subjects.
You can enrol in a range of CQUniversity units, either on-campus (face-to-face) or by online study (online), and combine them with your regular high school work.
*Year 10 students are eligible for Term 3 (November) intake only.
https://www.cqu.edu.au/courses/study-information/work-and-study-preparation/sun
 

CQU Book a Conversaton (Posted: 07/05/2020)

Central Qld University

Even though we can't visit in person at the moment, we’re still committed to sharing our information about courses, entry requirements, pathway options, and answering any other questions that provide some clarity for future study options.

The Book a Conversation feature provides the option to choose the day, time and forum – whether that's on the phone, video conference (Zoom), Facebook messenger or email.

CQU High School to Uni Web-page (Posted: 07/05/2020)

At CQUniversity, we appreciate the way that schools and institutions are operating is constantly evolving to follow government health advice and prioritise the welfare of students, families, staff and the community. So, we’re adapting how we bring information to schools and offering new online and virtual ways for students, parents and schools to engage with us.

If you are in high school, or a teacher or parent of a high school student, this is a great place to check-in for the latest information relevant to high school students and the study options available at CQUniversity.
CQU High School to Uni Web-page

Stanwell Apprentice and Trainee Programs (Posted: 07/05/2020)

Stanwell’s Apprentice and Trainee Program provides structured opportunities for you to develop skills in-line with industry training standards.

As a Stanwell Apprentice or Trainee, you will be supported by our team of highly experienced and knowledgeable mentors who want to see you grow as much as you can during the program.

If you thrive in a team environment, are willing to learn and are passionate about kick-starting your career in the electricity generation industry, you could be part of our next Stanwell Apprentice and Trainee intake.

Learn more about the benefits of completing an Apprenticeship or Traineeship with Stanwell.

Stanwell Expressions of Interest and Resources (Posted: 07/05/2020)

Stanwell has provided infromation and resources to help candidates:
  1. Apprentice and Trainee webpage. This webpage provides information on the apprentice and trainee program at Stanwell as well as a variety of resources to help candidates with submitting job applications (resume tips, cover letter tips and interview tips). https://www.stanwell.com/stanwell-apprentices-and-trainees/
  2. Expression of Interest form. By submitting an expression of interest, Stanwell will have the contact details of the student so that we can contact them when applications open. https://careers.pageuppeople.com/529/caw/en/job/494782/apprentice-and-trainee-program-expression-of-interest

JCU Entry requirements for 2021 (Posted: 07/05/2020)

In response to the disruptions caused by the current pandemic, James Cook University (JCU) has created a Year 12 Student Success Package outlining the following adjustments to the entry requirements for 2021:

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:
jcu.edu.au/year-12

 
 
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