Employment, Traineeship and Career News


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

Students need to come and meet with Mrs Copping and Mr Beotra if they are interested in enrolling.


Try'a Trade Day CQU: CSQ, in conjunction with TAFE CQ Uni , is once again holding our Try’a Trade event.  This free event is aimed at Year 10s considering construction as a subject in Years 11 and 12.  

Activities offered at the Rockhampton event include:

  • Electrical
  • Bricklaying
  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry
  • Structural Steel
  • Painting 
  • a display by Makita (TBC)

Event Details

When: Thursday 25 May 2017

Time: 8:30am-2:30pm

Where: TAFE CQ Uni Rockhampton  Campus

Cost: Nil

More information please see Mrs Copping.


School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeships

School Based Business Trainee, Yeppoon: MRAEL are currently seeking a school-based business trainee for a fast food restaurant. The traineeship will have a retail focus and include a food safety unit.


  • Must be in Year 10 or 11 in 2017
  • Must be an Australian citizen / resident.
  • Genuine interest in this career pathway
  • A positive quick learning attitude
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Benefits of an Apprenticeship
  • Earn and learn
  • On the job training
  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • Mentoring and Support if required

How to Apply

  • Ensure an up to date resume is uploaded to your account. If you need to update this you can click My Profile at the top of the job board.
  • Complete the aptitude testing as listed below
  • Click Apply

Aptitude Testing

You are required to complete the below testing as a requirement for applying for this position.

  • Basic Literacy & Numeracy Test

Please click on the following link to be taken to the apprentice and trainee recruitment assessment site

Log in to the site using your MRAEL profile username and password.

Please note: If you fail to provide and complete all details as requested above your application will not be considered.

Due to the number of applications received only successful candidates are contacted.

MRAEL is an equal opportunity employer.


KFC School Based Traineeships, all locations: Earn a Certificate lll in Business.  Interested students should apply online at  Make sure you select the option that you are interested in a traineeship


Employment Opportunities

Cafe All Rounders, Baristas, Cooks and Kitchen Staff, Rockhampton: Are you energetic, love a challenge and want to be part of a fun cafe concept? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you at our Jamaica Blue Rockhampton store.

Full time, Part time and Casual positions available. This is a 7 days operation and weekend work will be required. 

Successful applicants will have a passion for food preparation, coffee and customer service. You will be responsible for delivering quality products and unique coffee.

Cooks and Kitchen Staff
We are looking for experienced cooks and kitchen staff that enjoy working in a busy environment and love working with food.  

As a cook you will have a background in short order cooking and café style operations.  To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have an eye for quality food
  • Be organised and systematic in your approach
  • Pay attention to presentation and detail

Kitchen staff will have a background assisting in the kitchen with food preparation and  will have some cooking experience.

Café All-Rounders/Barista
Impress us with your high standard of customer service! Customer service, cash handling and coffee making are all part of this role. To be successful you will love the hustle and bustle of a busy environment and will enjoy working with people. Experience is highly regarded, however full training is provided. This position will require weekend work, evening work, and a flexible availability.

This job could be for you! In return successful candidates can expect a fun, friendly team environment. Experience in customer service and food preparation will be highly regarded but not essential as all training will be provided.

If you are passionate about food and great service, we want to hear from you today! Please submit your application, stating the position you are applying for and your availability, to Simon at We look forward to hearing from you today!


Pizza Hut, Gracemere: As a Pizza Hut team member, you can be the smiling face that serves our customers or be behind the scenes in the preparation of our products, from making the dough to topping our pizzas. You will need the ability to handle our fast paced working environment with positive energy and a willingness to work as part of a team.

We will give you the training you need to succeed on the job. You will learn new things, get recognized for your efforts and develop skills that will last a lifetime.

Address: Shop 11, 21 Lawrie Street,

Click here for more information.


Hospitality Workers, Yeppoon: Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant - Rockhampton QLD

About the business and the role

We are an exciting new Wine Bar & Restaurant opening soon in Yeppoon right on the beach.

Job tasks and responsibilities

We are looking for the following positions to be filled:

  • Chefs
  • Bar staff
  • Front of house staff
  • Barista
  • Juniors

Skills and Experience

Essential requirements to join our dynamic team include

  • Must have a friendly positive outgoing personality
  • Must be hard working and be able to take initiative
  • Must be honest & reliable

Contact Tanya Lynch.


Baristas - Rockhampton North: Zarraffa's Coffee have opened a brand new store in Rockhampton North and have positions for barista's to join their enthusiastic team.

Zarraffa's Coffee focuses on training employees and providing the necessary tools to effectively carry out their roles. Zarraffa's Coffee employees are encouraged to carry out their duties with diligence and enthusiasm and to ensure that we deliver on our promise to serve an individually perfect cup of coffee - every time.

Candidates should possess the following attributes:

  • Confident and well spoken
  • Outgoing and not afraid of hard work and good fun
  • Impeccable presentation and personal hygiene
  • Thrive on working in a fast paced, team environment
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Self - motivated
  • A passion for the Zarraffa's Coffee brand

Zarraffa's Coffee aims to create a culture that is inviting to our customers promoting a fun environment and sharing a smile is important.

Barista responsibilities will include:

  • Customer Service
  • Cashing Orders
  • Making Coffee
  • Cleaning
  • WHS
  • Food Safety

Casual positions are available with 15-30 hours available.  Seven day flexibility is required for the position including early morning opens and late-night closes. Previous Barista experience is preferred, but not essential. 
If you feel you meet ALL of the above criteria, have the desire to succeed and enjoy a challenging and rewarding career, please forward your resume with cover letter by email.  Click here for more information and contact details.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.



Student Opportunities

African Conservation Experience (ACE) is now well into its second decade of conservation travel, sending volunteers to Southern Africa to work with wildlife and make a real contribution to wildlife conservation in the region. 

Benefits for Participating Students

Gap year volunteering and conservation travel is increasingly being recognised by employers and universities for providing real life experience and the opportunity to learn valuable skills. The students will gain a range of skills and experience including increased independence, team work and gaining practical knowledge essential for a career in the animal care fields, conservation, veterinary science or wildlife research. The experience gained on a project can stretch a young student and be demanding while giving them an experience of a lifetime, passion and drive which they take home with them. Many of our volunteers have continued on in the field of wildlife care and management, and now work in their dream careers!

ACE Conservation Value

While our programs cover all aspects of wildlife conservation and management, our attention in recent times has also been focused on the continuing plight of the Rhinos in the Region. Our Khulula Care for Wild wildlife centre is now largely focussed on the care of orphaned rhinos. As a volunteer here, you will be focussed on hand rearing, veterinary care, nutrition and rehabilitation of rhino calves whose mothers have been killed by poachers.

We are now able to offer volunteers a choice of 15 programs to participate in, including our Game Ranger, Predator and Rhino courses. Volunteering with ACE includes the opportunity to work on wildlife reserves alongside conservationists, zoologists, wildlife vets, game rangers and reserve managers. Details about all our volunteering opportunities are included on our website at - All Projects.


University Information

Duchesne College: Thérèse Eddy (Head of Duchesne College) will be in Rockhampton on Thursday 20 July 2017. There will be an information session for parents and students at Rockhampton Grammar School (time is yet to be confirmed). This is a general presentation that focuses on all the accommodation options at the University of Queensland. Thérèse will discuss issues that arise at UQ, QUT and ACU, as well as addressing why they no longer have the ability to take students that may want to go to Griffith University. Thérèse will discuss any concerns regarding attending a Residential College and would be extremely pleased to take the opportunity to speak with your son/daughter about the academic and social challenges that they may encounter. Year 12 students considering tertiary study in 2018 would be encouraged to attend the information session. Thérèse is also going to speak to our students interested in accommodation options at Duchesne College.


InspireU Senior Engineering Camp: Applications for the 2017 InspireU Senior Engineering camp are now open.

The InspireU Engineering Camp will be run at The University of Queensland St Lucia campus from July 3-7  2017, and participants will be staying at Emmanuel College for the duration of the camp.  This camp is for Year 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are interested in studying an Engineering related discipline.

To be eligible to attend the camps students must meet the following criteria:

(a) Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin;

(b) Be enrolled in schooling in Year 11 or Year 12 in 2017;

(c) Have school attendance rate of 90% or greater; and

(d) Interested in undertaking an OP eligible pathway.

PLEASE NOTE: Preference will be given to students currently studying one or more of the following:  Chemistry, Physics and Math. Students will be selected from a competitive process and will be assessed on their academic standing in addition to their attendance and behaviour.  The number of places available on the camp is approximately 20 students in 2017. There is no restriction on the number of applicants from a particular school.

Applications will close on Friday 2 June  2017 and all applicants will be notified via email of their outcome by COB Friday 9 June 2017.  Please forward on to all your contacts and apologies for duplications that you may receive.

For more information on InspireU please visit our website or if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us on the contact details below or via email to


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.


UQ Accommodation guarantee for new students: For students commencing study at UQ and looking for accommodation, UQ's accommodation services is providing guaranteed accommodation for eligible students before they arrive!

Students who will be studying as an international, regional or interstate student at the St Lucia or Herston campuses will receive guaranteed accommodation through the UQ Colleges and UQ's external partners.

Upon application, students will receive an offer within five days, allowing them to plan and prepare for their move to Brisbane.

Applications for Semester 2 enrolment close Wednesday 31 May, 2017.

For information, contact:

Andrea Strachan

Phone: 07 3365 1720




UQ Experience Science: limited places available: Experience Science is a free event that 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 academics and industry experts through a series of hands-on, interactive science workshops.

Limited places are still available on Friday July 7 and Wednesday July 12.

For information, contact:

Experience Science Team

Phone: 07 3365 8598





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.

Mrs Karen Copping (Careers Coordinator)