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Illalong News

  • 16th August, 2017

From the Careers Desk

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Gap Year

Applications for the 2018 ADF Gap Year are now closed. Applications for Gap Year 2019 will open in March 2018.  You can register to receive Gap Year updates on the ADF Gap Year website.

Courses and Institutions Updates

NIDA courses in Brisbane during the September holidays

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) will offer a ‘Close-up: Screen Acting’ course for students in Years 11 and 12 from 18 – 22 September 2017 at Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI), Brisbane. Visit the NIDA website for details and to apply.

Qld School of Film and Television (QSFT) workshops in August

QSFT will hold the following half-day workshops from 9 am – 1 pm at their Annerley campus:

  • Saturday 26 August 2017 - FILM IT: Introduction to Video Production.

Download an expression of interest in attending a workshop here.  For more information, ring 3392 7788 or email info@qsft.qld.edu.au.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) news

Free robotics and technology spectacular - Robotronica will return to QUT's Gardens Point Precinct on Sunday 20 August 2017 to display the most up-to-date advancements and innovations in the fields of robotics and interactive design.  This all-day, all-ages free event will be packed full of demonstrations, workshops (check out Code-a-Bot), games and discussions.  See the full program here.

QUT publications and online course information- QUT produces a range of publications to help students with their decisions about courses and university.  Real Choices provides an overview of what QUT can offer you.  The individual faculty guides include detailed course information, as well as opportunities within the faculty such as scholarships, hands-on learning experiences, facilities that you will use as a student, and overseas exchange and study tours.  You can access the publications on the QUT website.  If you want to find out more about the individual units (subjects) you will study in a course, course structures, entry requirements and costs, use the online course information search function.

TAFE at School On-Campus Programs for 2018

Applications are open for TAFE Queensland Brisbane and SkillsTech’s TAFE at School Programs for 2018.  Through these programs, Year 11 and 12 students can choose to study from over 50 certificate level courses.  Completion of a course counts towards your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).  It can also be a pathway to a job or to further study after Year 12.  Most of the courses available require you to attend TAFE one day a week.

Download the TAFE Queensland TAFE at School 2018 Course Guide to see the courses available.  To apply for a course, you will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  Apply on the Schools Program Application site.  You need to enter the application code for the TAFE you wish to attend – TAFE Brisbane is Code: TQB1801; and TAFE SkillsTech is Code: TQST1801.  Once you have applied, an email will be sent to your school for approval.

It is recommended that you apply this term as course offers will be made after the September/October holidays.  If you need help selecting a course or applying for a course, contact Mrs Maxwell.

Updates from Griffith University

National Science Week Queensland launch – Griffith will partner with National Science Week and Westfield Garden City for this launch from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 August 2017.  The launch will kick off on Thursday evening with the Science on the Go! team’s interactive science show.  The three days will be full of interactive science activities and interesting presentations and discussions.  View the full schedule of events here.

Criminology Careers Evening – This event will be held from 6 – 8 pm on 30 August 2017 at the Gold Coast campus and on 31 August 2017 at the Mt Gravatt campus.  During the evening, you will hear talks from recent graduates of the B Criminology and Criminal Justice about their current jobs.  Information will be given about diverse career pathways in state and federal policing, anti-corruption bodies, the corporate world and more.  Visit the website for details and to register.

Want to study engineering but don’t have the prerequisites? - Griffith offers students a pathway into engineering by sitting the Aptitude for Engineering Assessment examination.  Successful students will receive guaranteed admission into the B Engineering (Honours) at either the Nathan or Gold Coast campuses or B Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering at Nathan campus.  Registrations for 2017 sitting of AEA (enrolment in 2018) will open on Monday 14 August 2017 and close at 5 pm (AEST) on Monday 18 September 2017.  Find out more about AEA and the registration process on the Griffith website.

Griffith Sports College – The college supports students in the Elite Athlete Program to manage their training and competition while they complete their tertiary studies.  One of the benefits of the program is the allocation of bonus OP/rank points that can assist athletes to gain entry to Griffith courses.  Read more of the benefits here.

Continuing Education Certificates – These provide a pathway to Griffith undergraduate degree courses.  Entry is not based on OP or Rank.  Certificate students study part-time over two semesters in subjects related to their preferred degree program.  Find out more here.

Updates from the University of Queensland (UQ)

Gatton Open Day – This event will be held from 9am – 3pm on Sunday 20 August 2017.  On the day, you can attend information sessions to learn about careers in agriculture, agribusiness, animal studies, veterinary science, plant science, food and the environment.  Go on a tour of the various centres and watch the detection dogs’ demonstration.  Download the program here.

UQ Business School courses – The following undergraduate courses are offered through the Business School:

  • B Business Management - This course prepares you for today’s constantly changing and highly competitive business world; majors/specialisations available are advertising, business economics, e-business, human resources, international business, marketing, real estate and development and sustainability.
  • B Commerce - This course trains you in the principles of commerce and the business environment; majors/specialisations available are accounting, business information systems and finance.
  • B International Hotel and Tourism Management - This course opens career opportunities in the global tourism, hospitality and events industry; majors/specialisations available are event management, hospitality management and tourism management.
  • B Advanced Business (Honours) – This is a new course commencing in 2018.  It is an elite program that blends Commerce and Business management.
  • B Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) – This is your passport to becoming a leader in the fields of finance and economics.  This four-year program is offered in conjunction with the School of Economics.

Careers that Started in Science website – Love science but don’t know where it can lead you?  Visit this website Download this booklet at http://www.science.uq.edu.au/career-profiles to read the case studies of science graduates who now have exciting and interesting careers.

Jeanette Maxwell
Careers and Guidance Counsellor

(Source:  Options Career Information)

 

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