Illalong News

  • 1st November, 2017

From the Careers Desk

Course and Institution Updates

Medical Science offered at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) in 2018

USC will offer the B Medical Science for the first time in Semester 1, 2018.  A three-year program that will provide provisional direct entry into Griffith University’s planned Doctor of Medicine program at the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital at Birtinya.  More news about this here.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Changes to creative industries courses – You have more options with the reviewed and updated creative industries courses offered in 2018.  These include the following new double degrees:

Find out about other creative industries course changes here.

Scholarships and other opportunities in business and technology - Scholarships often provide advantages in addition to financial support, such as work experience and access to professional networks.  Find out more about the opportunities with QUT business scholarships and the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarships.

QUT disability support - Students with a disability, injury or health condition who are planning to study at QUT can contact the QUT disability advisers to discuss support options.  Find out more on the website.

QUT Accelerator – Do you have a business idea, but don’t know where to start?  The Accelerator is a three-month intensive program aimed at getting you and your start-up commercially ready.  Find out more here.

University of Queensland (UQ)

The UQ Toolkit – This is a collection of helpful web pages for UQ students, especially new students.  It includes:

  • Dictionary of UQ terminology - This can help you understand the language of university study
  • FAQs – Answers questions on admissions (e.g. UQ Bonus Scheme, choosing courses and much more)
  • my.UQ - Provides information on the processes you are likely to encounter when studying at UQ
  • UQ Answers - Has a section for future students to ask questions about studying at UQ.

Visit the UQ Toolkit webpage to access these useful ‘tools’.

Moreton Bay Research Station Open Day - UQ's Moreton Bay Research Station will be hosting its Open Day from 10 am – 3 pm on Saturday 25 November 2017.  The day is free for all.  There will be free Moreton Bay discovery cruises, a live animal show, art workshops and research talks.  Visit the website for more information.

Use QILT to compare institutions and their courses

Finding it difficult to made final decisions about the institution you want to attend.  The QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) website can help you compare study experience and employment outcomes data from Australian higher education institutions assisting you to select the institution with all the qualities you want.

2018 JMC Academy Creative Industries Short Courses

JMC Academy will offer the following short courses from 15 – 18 January 2018:

  • Audio (two-day course)
  • Character Design (two-day course)
  • Introduction to Visual Design (three-day course)
  • Insta-Pro Marketing Boot Camp (two-day course)
  • Pop Song writing and Production (four-day course)
  • Script to Screen (four-day course).

Find out more here and register now before the Early Bird 20% discount ends.

Events at TAFE Queensland

The Future of Design Information Night – Interested in design, but not sure about which area of design?  This event will help you explore options in civil engineering, architectural studies and interior design.  It will be held from 5.45 – 7.30 pm on Wednesday 15 November 2017 at the TAFE Queensland South Bank campus.  Visit the website for more information and to register.

Flight Attendant Training enrolments for 2018 now open at Aviation Australia

Aviation Australia is offering this training course at its Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne campuses.  There are no specific entry requirements for the course.  The course can be undertaken full-time or part-time.  There are various start dates.  Visit the website for details.  

Defence Information Sessions

Gold Coast – Monday, 6 November 2017 at 6 pm – Defence Careers Information Session at Defence Force Recruiting Gold Coast, 14 Edgewater Court, Robina.  Book your spot here.

Gold Coast – Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at 6 pm – Management and Leadership Careers Information Session at Defence Force Recruiting Gold Coast, 14 Edgewater Crescent, Robina.  Book your spot here.

Further information about these events and Army Reserve Information Sessions can be accessed on the Facebook site.

Overseas Studies

Compare US Colleges and Universities

When researching US colleges and universities, you can open an account on the College Board website to save all your college planning activities.  The website has a Compare Colleges page where you can compare up to three colleges.  It can help you organise your research.

World University Rankings 2018 for Engineering and Computer Science results

Looking for the top university in the world to study engineering and/or computer science?  The World University Rankings 2018 for engineering and computer science have recently been released.  You can access this information here.

Jeanette Maxwell
Careers and Guidance Counsellor

(Source:  Options Career Information)

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