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  • 12th July, 2017

From the Careers Desk

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.

  • B Medicine/B Surgery
  • B Dental Surgery
  • B Veterinary Science
  • B Physiotherapy

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:

  • Bond University Preparation Program – This program for domestic students can be studied on a full-time, flexible or part-time basis. Students gain the core skills required for university study and are guaranteed entry to most Bond diplomas or degrees, depending on their results.
  • Bond College Foundation Program – This program, for international students, provides an academic preparation for students seeking entry to first year undergraduate study.
  • Bond University Diplomas – These diplomas provide work-ready qualifications as well as a pathway into several undergraduate degrees at Bond. Diplomas can be completed in eight months full-time. Successful students can then move into their chosen degree at Bond with credit.

Flight Attendant Career Session

  • Aviation Australia will hold this session from 6.30pm – 8.30pm on Tuesday 25 July, 2017 at its campus, on 15 Boronia Road, Eagle Farm. Register to attend on the Australian Aviation website.

Flight Centre Travel Academy

  • Flight Centre Travel Academy is the training and education arm of the Flight Centre Travel Group. Its Brisbane campus, at Southpoint, 275 Grey Street, South Brisbane, offers the Diploma of Travel and Tourism and some short courses. Diploma students may be eligible for FEE-HELP. Visit the Study Assist website for more information on fee assistance. Visit the Academy’s website for more information on the Diploma and to check out the blogs.

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 n.mccarthy@griffith.edu.au 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)

  • Art, Design and Fashion information sessions– Pathways: Art Design Fashion is a series of panel discussions with QUT lecturers and graduates about career opportunities in the areas of visual arts, industrial design, landscape architecture, architecture, interior design and fashion. It will be held during QUT’s Open Day on Sunday 30 July, 2017. For more information and/or to book a session, visit the Pathways: Art Design Fashion website.
  • International students attending TSXPO and Open Day - International students completing senior studies in Australia are encouraged to attend TSXPO and Open Day to talk to course experts, current students, and specialist international staff. There will be a specialist desk/tent for international students at both events, and a seminar, Getting in for international students, at Open Day. TSXPO is on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, 2017, and Open Day is on Sunday 30 July, 2017.
  • Gain assumed knowledge or prerequisite subjects for university over summer – If you do not meet the assumed knowledge or prerequisites for courses you wish to study in 2018, you can do an intensive bridging course. QUT offers bridging courses in Maths B, Chemistry and Physics. These bridging courses will meet requirements for QUT courses and may satisfy prerequisites for other universities (check with the relevant university). Registrations for Maths B close on 9 October for evening classes and 6 November for day classes. The Chemistry course closes on 13 October. Students can enrol in the Physics course at any time and complete it online. Visit the website for details.

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.

  • Direct entry for students who have completed, at minimum, a 3-year Bachelor Degree with a GPA of 5.0 or better within the past 10 years. They must achieve a minimum score of 50 in each section of the GAMSAT completed in the past two years. Applications are through the Graduate Entry Medical School Admissions System (GEMSAS). For more information, visit the Future Students website.
  • Provisional entry for school leavers – Year 12 students can apply through this pathway.  The requirements are OP 1, a pass in Year 12 English and a UMAT score. Overall, UMAT scores are used and UMAT Section 1 scores are used as a tiebreaker. Once accepted into the course, students must complete, at minimum, a 3-year Bachelor Degree at UQ before commencing their medical studies. See the UQ School of Medicine website for a list of recommended Bachelor Degrees.

In addition, there are several special entry schemes available.

  • Alternative Entry Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students – This scheme is for capable students who may not meet the usual MD entry requirements. See the Alternative Entry Pathway website for details.
  • The Bonus Rank Schemes can be applied to the MD program. They can be derived from the Educational Access Scheme, UQ Link Program and/or the UQ Bonus Rank Scheme. The maximum number of bonus points a student may receive is capped at five. See the Future Students website for more information.
  • Rural Background Sub-quota (RBS) - 28 % of MD places in each year’s intake are given to applicants who come from a rural background. Find out more here.
  • Bonded Medical Place (BMP) – 28.5 % of MD first-year places are BMPs. In return, following successful completion of their medical course, participants agree to work in an Eligible Location in Australia for a total of 12 months, prior to or within five-years of attaining fellowship (completion of a specialisation). For entry in 2017, the UMAT cut-off for Non-Bonded places was 186.61 and the UMAT cut-off for Bonded places was 181:60. A successful applicant can be both BMP and RBS. See the Department of Health website for details about the BMP scheme.

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 marketing@qsft.qld.edu.au.

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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