Employment, Traineeship and Career News

All the best to the Year 10 Students who are doing their Work Experience over the next week or during the holidays.  I hope it is a rewarding experience for all involved.


Vocational Education

CQUni TAFE: CQuni TAFE have announced that they will have a mid-year intake of the following courses for Year 11 students only:

  • Certificate II Horticulture
  • Certificate II ICT
  • Certificate I Construction
  • Certificate II Kitchen Operations
  • Certificate II Tourism
  • Certificate III Early Childhood Care and Education

If you are interested you will need to have your enrolment in by the end of term.


Try-A-Trade at CQUniversity: Need something to do in the June school holidays?  Try your hand at a trade with CQUniversity’s Try-A-Trade program.  The Try-A-Trade program is ideal for 15-17year olds interested in Construction, Engineering/Electrical and Automotive streams.

You will participate in entertaining and informative activities, learn basic skills in a range of trade areas and gain knowledge to make an informed decision about your career.  Students can participate on all days.

When:  26, 27 and 28 June 2017 8.00am – 3.00pm
Where:  Rockhampton City Campus, E Block, Canning Street, Rockhampton
Cost:  $35 per day (includes lunch)

Enrolments close Wednesday 21 June.

Call CQUniversity today on 13 27 86.


Employment Opportunities

BMA Apprenticeship Intake 2018

Applications Open on 12th June and close 25 June 2017.


Job Number 789667

Click here for more information.


Glencore Coal Assets - Queensland Apprenticeship Intake for 2018: Please read the following information carefully before scrolling down to read the application requirements and submitting your application.

  • Once you have you successfully submitted your application online (Step 1 - see below), you will be supplied with a mailing address by automatic return email.
  • Please then post the rest of your application (cover letter, resume, school, TAFE or University results, work training certificates to the supplied address (Step 2 - see below).
  • Each applicant must use a unique email address for their application. If you are trying to use an email address that has already been registered by someone else in your family, the system will reject it. In this instance, we suggest you create a new email address (using a free mail service such as hotmail or gmail for example) for your own profile.

Make sure you monitor your email address as most communications will come to you via email. It is important that you stay in constant contact with your email address as you may have to respond to an email from us within specified timeframes.



Glencore, one of the world’s largest natural resource companies, is offering mechanical and electrical apprenticeships in 2018. Opportunities exist across Glencore’s Queensland Coal Operations.

Our four-year Apprenticeship Program will allow you to develop your skills, experience and knowledge, and provide you with challenges and opportunities along the way. 
Choose from the following trade choices:

  • Electrical Trade
  • Metal Fabrication / Mechanical (dual trade)
  • Plant Mechanic / Mechanical (dual trade)
  • Plant Mechanic / Auto Electrical (dual trade)

With onsite, offsite and TAFE training, our Apprenticeship Training Program offers a great mix. If you are an enthusiastic and motivated person with a commitment to achieve, coupled with a focus on safety, ability to work in teams and good communication skills, we would like to hear from you! 
Candidates must have completed at least Year 10 by the end of 2017 to be considered. Mature age candidates are also welcome. 

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain skills and experience and become a qualified tradesperson;
  • Take advantage of strong career pathways for your future; and 
  • Work with one of the world’s most successful and diversified natural resource companies. 

How do you apply? 
STEP 1: Register online and complete the online application form (specifying your trade preference, either electrical or mechanical). 

You will then be emailed the mailing address for you to post your Step 2 information to us.

STEP 2: Post the following documentation to us:

  • Your Cover Letter - introducing yourself and your reasons for applying;
  • Your Resume - including your personal details, education level and details of any work experience;
  • Copies of the last two (2) years of School (4 reports), TAFE or University results or evidence of work related training (for mature age candidates);

You should note that the selection process will include ability testing, an interview and a health assessment.

You will be informed of your progress throughout the selection process.

What are you waiting for? Start the process to an exciting career!

Applications close online (Step 1) – on Tuesday 3 July 2017. (You must complete both Steps 1 & 2 above for your application to be able to be considered).

Should you require further assistance, contact:
Melanie Renfrew on 02 4925 6296, Trisha Limjoco on 02 4925 6483 or Tracey Clements on 0438 701 768

Click here to begin your online application.


Hastings Deering are very excited to announce that our 2018 Apprenticeship Intake will be open for applications from Monday 17 July 2017. An apprenticeship with Hastings Deering is an opportunity join over 200 existing apprentices across our network and to learn from the best in the business working with world-class Caterpillar machinery.

The following apprenticeships will be offered for commencement in early 2018.



Diesel Fitter







Mount Isa

Auto Electrician



Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician


Engine Reconditioner


Fitter Machinist



For further details, please visit our website, Facebook page or contact us directly on 1300 071 618.


Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL): Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) are pleased to announce that we will be opening applications for our 2018 apprentice intake on 17 June 2018.

The apprenticeships will be advertised in the Gladstone Observer, Rockhampton Bulletin and Bundaberg Newsmail on Saturday 17 & 24 June.


Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeship, Brown & Hurley - Rockhampton: The Brown and Hurley Group is one of Australia's leading truck dealership with nine locations throughout QLD and Northern NSW. We are a family business specialising in the sale and service of heavy commercial trucks and trailers. The Brown and Hurley Group is the winner of many industry awards and a leading supplier to Australia's Road Transport Industry since 1946.

The Brown and Hurley Group are seeking recent school leavers and those finishing school this year to commence our four year apprenticeship program in 2018 at our dealership in Rockhampton. Applicants will commence a Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology course.

About this opportunity: This four year apprenticeship combines specialised on the job training and learning with industry leading professionals at our state of the art facilities. After the successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will have a formal qualification in heavy vehicle mechanics and an opportunity to become a qualified, permanent employee at The Brown and Hurley Group.

Benefits include:

  • A formal qualification and pathway to a challenging and rewarding career
  • Above Award pay rates plus penalties
  • Expert training in all aspects of heavy commercial vehicle repairs and maintenance
  • Earn while you learn and enjoy the security of an apprenticeship
  • Modern facilities and equipment
  • Excellent and safe working conditions
  • Ongoing technical training and support
  • Uniforms

How to apply: Visit our Careers page to apply.


Student Opportunities

CQU are holding a Careers Expo at their City Campus (Canning Street) Tuesday 27 June 2-5pm.

Year 10, 11, 12 students, Parents and General Public are welcome.


Overseas Volunteer Projects Summer Year 10 and 11 Students: Summer 2016/17 may feel like a lifetime away, but there's no better time to start planning ahead for an unforgettable overseas experience. A High School Project is a unique opportunity for students in Years 10 and 11 to embark on a volunteering trip in a safe and supportive environment. Spend two weeks volunteering alongside a group of like-minded students from across the globe, while contributing positively to communities in need. A High School Project is ideal for those keen to make new friends, see the world, understand a new culture and even gain insight into a potential career path.

This year's trips run from 10 - 23 December 2017 and 7 - 20 January 2018, in Fiji, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Samoa. From Conservation and Medicine to Care and Community work, there's an option to suit everyone. These projects are fully supervised, and consist of a mix of practical volunteer work and cultural activities, so that you can really get to know the local way of life. Sign up individually or with your friends – for an unforgettable summer experience!  Click here for more information.  Download the High School Projects leaflet.


University Information

Engineering Link Projects: Engineering Link Projects allow students to work with engineers and scientists on a range of day-long, hands-on projects that use engineering principles to demonstrate how the maths and science they are learning NOW applies in the real world.  They also get a real understanding of what a career in engineering could be like for them.

Rockhampton @ CQU – June 26-27


Experience Science - registrations closing soon. Experience Science is a free event which provides students in Years 10-12 the opportunity to discover what studying science is like at UQ and how science is applied in industry and everyday life.

The event is facilitated by experts from UQ and the industry through a series of hands-on, interactive science workshops. All workshops are held at the UQ St Lucia campus.

There are limited places available on Friday July 7 and Wednesday July 12. Registrations are essential.

For information, contact:

Experience Science Team

Phone: 07 3365 6455




UQ Open Days: Join us for UQ’s Open Day events at the St Lucia and Gatton campuses. Figuring out what you love and what you want to do are often the hardest decisions to make. At Open Day you will have the opportunity to speak with current staff and students, take a campus tour and attend information sessions about studying and life at UQ.

This year, our Open Day dates are:

  • St Lucia: Sunday 6 August, 9.00am-3.00pm
  • Gatton: Sunday 20 August, 9.00am-3.00pm
  • Pharmacy Centre of Excellence Experience Day: Sunday 20 August, 9.30am-1.00pm

For information, contact:

Office of Marketing and Communications

Phone: 07 3365 1606




Audition Information for Bachelor of Music (Honours) applications: The School of Music has released its audition information for Year 12 students wanting to enter the Bachelor of Music (Honours) program in 2018. Written applications for entry are due by Monday August 14, with the on-campus audition process occurring Saturday 16-Saturday 30 September. Auditions are limited to students performing using classical orchestral instruments, classical guitar, piano and classical voice.

For information, contact:

School of Music

Phone: 07 3365 4949




Apply for the ACU Early Achievers’ Program now!  Applications are now open for the Early Achievers’ Program at ACU. Apply before 17 July and a student's positive community impact could help them get into ACU by having their application assessed on lowered minimum entry scores. If successful they’ll receive an offer as early as August to study at ACU and benefit from opportunities to enhance their leadership and volunteering skills.

Visit to see videos explaining the program and eligibility criteria, as well as tips on preparing, submitting and monitoring applications.


University Experience – coming up 4 and 6 July. Registrations now open!  Every year, Australian Catholic University holds a free University Experience day at our Brisbane Campus during the school holidays. Students can choose their own mix of workshops and it’s a fun way to try out a class and get a feel for ACU’s famous friendly environment (many current students tell us they chose us after their first visit!)

University Experience is at ACU's Brisbane Campus on Thursday 6 July. For information and to register visit


Kings College: Mr Greg Eddy from Kings Boys Residential College at UQ will be visiting the school on Friday 21 July during first break.  If you are looking for accommodation whilst studying in Brisbane this will be of interest to you.


















Griffith University: Do you have students interested in pursuing tertiary studies in architecture?

Griffith University is hosting student workshops run by Neil Design in the coming school holidays at the Gold Coast Campus, on 29 and 30 June 2017. These workshops offer high-school students a chance to experience architectural education in the university design studio.

Griffith University is sponsoring a limited number of places for aspiring young designers. Applicants for Griffith University sponsored positions should email an expression of interest to We ask that students supply a short paragraph outlining their interest or inspirations for studying architecture. Please also include year level and school attending.



SUN Programme (Start Uni Now): A  SUN Bursary program being offered by Regional Womens’ Network CQ from CQUniversity.

RWNCQ are proud to have launched a bursary program for SUN.  At least two students each year will be selected to receive a bursary of $500 to pay for enrolment and other expenses.  This bursary is open to students facing financial difficulties in being able to access the SUN program.

More information is available on the RWNCQ website.


Law Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students: The TC Beirne School of Law Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship offers students $7000 towards living expenses during their undergraduate law studies, and one-on-one academic support.

Eligible students are those who are currently completing senior schooling in Australia at a non-selective government school, have demonstrated significant educational, social and/or financial disadvantage, and are intending on studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at The University of Queensland in 2018.

In addition to the scholarship, students can apply for the UQ Special Admissions Scheme (SAS) for undergraduate law programs. The scheme offers eligible students access to support services and considers the level of hardship they may have experienced, as well as their OP/Rank.

Applications for the LEAD Scholarship and SAS will open online from 3 August until 8 September 2017.

For information, contact:

TC Beirne School of Law

Phone: 07 3365 2206





Bond University Indigenous Scholarship


  • Agriculture Environmental and Related Studies
  • Architecture and Building
  • Creative Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering and Related Technologies
  • Health
  • Information Technology
  • Management and Commerce
  • Natural and Physical Sciences
  • Society and Culture
  • Law

Level of Study:

  • Undergraduate
  • Enabling foundation and preparatory courses
  • First Year

Study Modes:

  • All modes of Study

Study Loads:

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

These scholarships, valued up to 50% of tuition fees for any single undergraduate degree (excluding the Medical Program) or 100% tuition for any diploma program, are awarded to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who have demonstrated extracurricular involvement, leadership potential and academic achievements.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This scholarship is available to new commencing students at Bond University in the following year, January semester.
  • Available to Australian Citizens that are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (as defined by ABSTUDY).
  • Applicants must have successfully completed, or be currently completing Year 12 at an Australian High School.
  • Applicants must meet the prerequisites and the admissions entry standards for their chosen program.

Click here for more information.

Mrs Karen Copping (Careers Coordinator)