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  • 20th May, 2020

Careers Pathways Latest News

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Job Finder

If you are interested in joining the ADF but don't know about ADF job, use the Job Finder on the home page to get you started. Click on 'Jobs' on the top navigation bar and you will see a list of jobs on offer in the various services. All jobs have a brief description, training and benefits including: salary, medical and dental, work/life balance, job security and career development, skill acquisition and community involvement.

Upcoming Australian Defence Force information sessions

Find out about upcoming Queensland and National ADF events and information sessions by visiting the Defence Jobs website. In the current COVID-19 environment you can view online:

Upcoming ADF events (they sometimes take a few minutes to upload):

21/05/2020         Gold Coast: Dial In Defence Careers Information Session
25/05/2020         Gold Coast: Dial In Army Reserve Information Session
27/05/2020         Toowoomba: Defence Careers Dial In Information Session
03/05/2020         ADFA Virtual Information Session

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

Your Future is Up – Find your ideal role in the Air Force

Want to take your first step to a rewarding role with the Australian Air Force? Visit the Your Future is Up website and learn what your career path could be in the Royal Australian Air Force. You will also find information about the various roles in the Air Force. Start checking it out.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Bond University scholarships for 2021

Bond’s scholarship program offers many full-fee and part-fee scholarships as well as cash bursaries. Most scholarships can be used for any single or combined program (except for the Medical Program). Visit the Scholarship webpage for more information, to download the scholarship brochure and to access the application tips. Scholarship applications for Year 12s must be lodged online using the Bond University application form. 

INTERSTATE AND INTERNATIONAL

Helpful websites for researching overseas study options

Study and play USA – Provide the knowledge, experience and expertise student-athletes need to travel to the USA to live, play, learn, compete, study, grow in a purpose fit university.

Education USA – This site offers a five-step approach to researching study in the USA.

International Student – Provides access to resources for study in USA, Canada and UK.

OS Top Universities – Provides information on the highest ranked universities in the world.

Study Link – This site has a search tool that gives you access to thousands of courses from institutions around the world.

Study Portals – Allows you to search globally for institutions and courses.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings – A website set up by the company behind the world’s most influential university ranking on every continent across the world.

OS-HELP on the Study Assist website – OS‑HELP is a loan available to eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place who want to undertake some of their study overseas.

Smartraveller – This Australian Government website provides information for Australian travellers.

Study in Canada – You can use this site to explore institutions and courses in Canada.

Study in New Zealand – A course search and information about qualifications and scholarships available.

British Council: Study UK – Everything you need to know about studying in the United Kingdom.

Ministry of Education, Singapore – Provides general information about studying in Singapore.

How we got in - US Uni Admits Share Their Top Tips

Learn from a recent Brisbane student who gained admission to Ivy League schools, Yale and UPenn with the help of Crimson Education, as well as more top admits from around Australia! Click here to read more.

PRIVATE PROVIDER UPDATES

Queensland Police Recruiting seminars

If you are interested in exploring the career opportunities within the Queensland Police Service, you can visit their website for recruitment information and to keep track of when information sessions will be held after the current COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. On the site you can find links to entry pathways, diversity and inclusion, what's offered, unsworn QPS careers, frequently asked questions and event and information session details.

UNIVERSITY UPDATES

Australian Catholic University

Biomedical Science at ACU

Has the current pandemic made you think about how a future career in STEM, particularly biomedical science, can help protect the world? ACU's Biomedical Science students explore microbiology, biochemistry, pathophysiology, immunology, biostatistics, pharmacology and more. Graduates are well-equipped to meet future health challenges. With a degree in biomedical science you can:

  • start a career running clinical trials to test new vaccines
  • get involved in hands-on laboratory testing to process biological samples for diagnosis
  • understand how a virus becomes a pandemic and help the medical community take appropriate safety and preventive measures
  • help pharmaceutical companies in vaccine production, testing, and distribution.

Early entry to ACU - Community Achiever Program

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, ACU understands most people are not able to volunteer right now. The admissions team will take this into consideration and you should not let current restrictions deter you from applying. Applications for the 2021 CAP program opened on 1 May 2020 and close 29 July 2020. Apply here.

Australian National University

ANU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science webinars

ANU invite you to an informative webinar series hosted by the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Each webinar will focus on a specific topic including student life at ANU, ANU areas of expertise, courses, structure and career outcomes. You will be able to ask their academics, students and staff any questions about studying at ANU. The webinars are:

21/05/2020         Biomedical Systems: Using tech to improve lives - Join us for a live webinar about how engineering has the potential to improve human lives.

26/05/2020         Student life at ANU - Listen to a panel discussion with students from the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science.

28/05/2020         Internships, industry experience and employment opportunities - Insights on gaining industry experience and getting job-ready for future opportunities.

02/06/2020         Discover Engineering at ANU - A unique interdisciplinary and systems approach to engineering that develops world-class skills and expertise to be job-ready. 

Central Queensland University

CQU: CQUniversity Online Chat Session

Got questions about TAFE or university? Get the answers at the Online Chat Session on 21 May from 3 - 6pm. Click here for more information about this event.

CQU: Study at CQUniversity at their Brisbane campus

CQUniversity provide innovative and flexible study options in Brisbane. Some of the courses offered at their Brisbane campus are:

  • Bachelor of Echocardiography and Cardiac Physiology / Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography - a course that would interest students looking for a career in Science and/or Health care. If you like anatomy, biology and helping people you may want to research this degree. 
  • Bachelor of Digital Media – a course for students with a flair for design who are keen to create digital media works using soft wear tools and techniques. 
  • Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) – an evidence-based degree, you will develop patient assessment skills and therapeutic approaches to manage common musculoskeletal issues like back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, movement problems and more. 
  • Bachelor of Accident Forensics – a course for students who love TV shows like Mythbusters, Air Crash Investigation or Seconds from Disaster. You will learn a range of analysis techniques to identify accident causes and more importantly, how to prevent it repeating. 

Griffith University

Tertiary Preparation Workshop for entry to the Bachelor of Music

The Conservatorium offers Tertiary Preparation Workshops to help you stand out from the pack at your audition for the Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. If you are in your final years of high school or know someone wanting to apply for entry to a university music degree, this program can help you better prepare for the theoretical and practical requirements of the audition process. The workshop will run from 29 June – 3 July 2020. For more information visit their event information page.

The University of Queensland

Admission Schemes update

Auditions for the 2021 B Music (Honours) Program

The UQ School of Music invites applications from everyone who is interested in auditioning for a place in the B Music (Honours) program commencing in Semester 1 2021. The closing date for applications to audition is Thursday 13 August 2020. The university may not accept your application to audition if your application is incomplete or received after that date. Click here for the apply for the application to audition form and further information. 

Changes to Undergraduate entry requirements for 2021

The University of Queensland has made changes to some of their entry requirements for the following 2021 entry:

  • Bachelor of Science and most related dual degrees now have the following new prerequisites: English, Mathematical Methods plus one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Earth and Environmental Science
  • Pending approval: - B Biotechnology and B Biomedical Science so keep checking the UQ website for further information

Doctor of Medicine - Provisional Entry for School Leavers - Changes to admissions process for 2021

Changes to Medicine entry requirements for 2021 are:

  • Applicants must be a current school leaver
  • Applicants must attain min ATAR 95
  • Applicants must sit UCAT. Late bookings to sit UCAT in 2020 for 2021 entry have now closed
  • Applicants must meet English prerequisite (and any other prerequisites for first degree)
  • Applicants attend a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). Applicants will be invited to attend the MMI based on UCAT scores. Not all applicants will be invited

Merit order selection into the program

  • Applicants will receive a score based on their Interview score (50%), UCAT Sections 1-4 aggregate (25%) and ATAR (25%)
  • Note that UQ admissions schemes and ATAR adjustments (max 5 points) will still apply to MD Provisional Entry

Requirements to progress from first degree to Medical Program 

  • Must complete their designated key degree in the minimum time (i.e. 3-year degree finished in 3 years) and must achieve GPA 5.00
  • Must complete the two tertiary science subject prerequisites during their undergraduate studies prior to enrolment in the MD

Jeanette Maxwell - Head of Pathways

(Source:  Options Careers Bulletin 8)

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