Course and Institution Updates
Applying for health science/veterinary courses at James Cook University (JCU)
Course information sheets and 2018 application forms for the following courses are now available on the JCU website.
You must submit the application form directly to JCU as well as apply to QTAC by 30 September, 2017 for entry in 2018.
Bond University snippets
Ideas Camp - This is a full-on, one-day business boot camp designed exclusively for the next gen corporate adventurers. It will be held from 8.45am – 3pm on Friday 4 August, 2017. The program consists of ‘campfire’ talks from some of Australia’s most successful young entrepreneurs. For more information about the presenters and to register, please visit the Bond website.
Pathway programs - Bond has several pathways for students who do not meet the entry requirements for Bond degree programs. These are:
Flight Attendant Career Session
Flight Centre Travel Academy
Griffith University events
Open Day – You are invited to this event to be held from 9am – 2pm on Sunday 23 July, 2017 at the Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses. The program on the day will include information sessions, tours and activities. Download the open day program from the website. By registering for Open Day on the website you could win tickets to a session of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Swimming Finals.
After the Siren: Griffith Sports College elite athlete workshop - This free, all-day workshop, will be run by the Griffith Sports College. The workshop is designed for school-aged elite and developing athletes and includes information about good role modelling behaviour, tips on maximising opportunities and advice on preparing for life as an elite athlete. The workshop will be held on Monday 31 July, 2017 at Runaway Bay Super Centre. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
Applications for 2018 B Music – All applicants must lodge an online Application for Audition with the Queensland Conservatorium by 14 August, 2017. There will be a two-round audition process. In round one, applicants are required to submit a video demonstrating their performance ability (by 14 August, 2017). Live auditions will be held in round two, 25 – 29 September, 2017. Visit the website for details.
News from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
NIDA 2018 applications open
Applications are now open for the National Institute of Dramatic Art’s (NIDA) B Fine Arts and Vocational Diplomas for entry in 2018. Applications close on 30 September, 2017. Specialisations in the B Fine Arts are in Acting, Costume, Design for Performance, Properties and Objects, Staging, and Technical Theatre and Stage Management. The Vocational Diplomas are in Live Production and Technical Services, Musical Theatre, Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) and Stage and Screen performance. Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP. For more information, visit the NIDA website. NIDA representatives will be attending the Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) on 15 and 16 July, 2017.
NIDA Term 3 Classes in Brisbane
The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) will be offering Acting for Grades 11 and 12 this term, in Brisbane. The program will be delivered at TAFE Brisbane on weekends, commencing on 23 July, 2017.
Pathways to medicine at the University of Queensland (UQ)
There are two entry pathways to the four-year graduate entry Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at UQ.
In addition, there are several special entry schemes available.
Queensland School of Film and Television (QSFT) Script Writing Workshop
QSFT invites students to the ‘Direct It: Introduction to Directing Workshop’ to be held from 9am – 1pm on Saturday 22 July, 2017 at the campus in Annerley, Brisbane. Click here to register for this workshop. For more information about the workshop, phone (07) 3392 7788 or email email@example.com.
Thinking of studying at the University of Tasmania (UTAS)?
UTAS offers courses in the fields of Humanities, Business, Education, Health Science (including Medicine), Law, Science, Engineering, IT, Creative and Performing Arts, Environment, Journalism and Communication, Marine and Antarctic Studies, Maritime Studies, Tourism, Nursing and Midwifery. For information about the courses visit, the UTAS website and the UTAS stand at the TSXPO in Brisbane on 15 and 16 July, 2017. It is advisable to apply for student accommodation as early as possible to avoid missing out. Also, check out the scholarships. Applications for entry to UTAS in 2018 open in August and close on 30 September, 2017. You apply online directly to UTAS.
University of Melbourne snippets
Meet Melbourne in Brisbane – Representatives from the University of Melbourne will be at the TSXPO in Brisbane on 15 and 16 July, 2017 (this weekend)
Open Day – The university will hold its Open Day on Sunday 20 August, 2017. Visit the Open Day website for more information.
Access Melbourne – This is a special entry and access scholarship scheme, which can help you gain entry to undergraduate courses even if your tertiary entrance score is below the ‘Clearly-in Rank’. See the website for more information.
Updates from the University of Queensland (UQ)
UQ Open Days - The 2017 Open Days are on Sunday 6 August (UQ St Lucia) and Sunday 20 August (UQ Gatton). You can obtain an Open Day Program from Mrs Maxwell, Careers and Guidance Counsellor. Alternatively, go to the Open Day website to download the Open Day Program and the Open Day App and start planning your day.
UQ Enhanced Studies Program (ESP) – High achieving Year 11 students are invited to apply for this program, which gives you the opportunity to study one UQ subject during Year 12 in 2018. You can view content from the 2017 program on the ESP website. The 2018 content will be available in early August when applications open. Applications for 2018 close on 31 October, 2017.
UQ Women in Engineering: Engineering Futures Evening – This event will be held on 20 July, 2017 in the GHD Auditorium, Level 2, Advanced Engineering Building, St Lucia campus. For more information and to register, please visit the website.
Gap Year Program News
AFS Intercultural Programs Australia offers both full and partial scholarships to students wishing to participate in their overseas programs. Scholarships are available for AFS Intensive Programs, Semester Programs and Year Programs. To find out about these programs and how to apply for a scholarship on the AFS website.
Lattitude Global Volunteering applications for 2018 overseas placements are now open. Learn about their gap year programs on the Lattitude website.
Projects Abroad will hold an information session from 6.30 – 7.30pm on Monday 17 July, 2017 at the Hotel George Williams, 325 George Street, Brisbane. Register to attend here.
Southern Cross-Cultural Exchange will hold an information session from 7 – 9pm on Tuesday 25 July, 2017 at Ruth Fairfax House, 89-95 Gregory Terrace, Brisbane. Register to attend here.
World Education Program Student Exchange (WEP) will hold an information session in Brisbane from 7 – 8.30am on Wednesday 19 July, 2017 at Fulton Trotter Lounge, 129 Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill. Visit the WEP website to register to attend.
Youth for Understanding Student Exchange (YFU) will hold an online information session between 6 – 7.30pm on 13 July, 2017. For details and to register, visit the YFU website.
Jeanette Maxwell - Careers and Guidance Counsellor
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