Student Opportunities, Tertiary and Scholarships News

University Information

UQ Young Scholars Program: UQ’s Young Scholars Program (YSP) provides high achieving secondary school students with an opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ’s academic community and like-minded students from across QLD and NSW.  Designed to nurture and develop future leaders, the Program also presents students with a unique opportunity for academic extension and enrichment.

Applications close Friday 10 August 2018.


Indigenous Australian Science and infrastructure Developmental School: The camp is designed to break down myths and barriers around attending university and build student's aspirations.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to explore their post-school options and gain access to higher education.

Our Indigenous Australian Science and Infrastructure Development School is a fully supervised five-day residential camp designed to inspire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Year 10, 11 and 12 to consider higher education studies.

The camp is designed to break down myths and barriers around attending university and to build aspirations. The camp is held in Brisbane and all participants stay in safe and secure accommodation.

At the Science and Infrastructure Development School participants will meet current QUT students who did not consider university as an option for them. Participants will also have the opportunity to:

  • experience university campus life
  • visit 'real-world' work sites and meet industry professionals
  • participate in interactive university faculty activities
  • make new friends also considering university study
  • do much more!

Who should attend the school?

Year 10, 11 and 12 students who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent should apply. The camp is free for participant students. All travel, meals, accommodation and activities are covered as well.

Visit the Science and Infrastructure Development School website to find out more.


Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science:  Applications for the Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS) opened on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Year 10 students who are interested in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are eligible to apply.

ASSETS is a free nine-day summer school for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Year 10 students. There are three summer schools held across the 2018/19 summer holidays. More than 100 students from across Australia will participate.

Download application form and fact sheet here

Share the opportunity with colleagues and students that may be interested in applying.

Please feel free to contact the ASSETS team on 03 9545 8700 or if you require any further information.


VCE Summer School (Indigenous and non-Indigenous encouraged to apply), University of Melbourne 

  • Incoming Year 11 & 12
  • 7 – 18 January 2019
  •, 8344 8204
  • VCE Summer School (VCESS) is a two-week tutoring program that takes place in January and aims to help high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds gain a head start on their final years of education.


Raise the Bar - University of Melbourne 

  • Incoming Year 10, 11, & 12
  • January 2019
  • The Academy will aim to support Indigenous Australian secondary school students who are interested in pursuing tertiary education and a career in the sports industry.


InspireU Camps – University of Queensland: InspireU brings Indigenous High School kids onto campus at UQ over the school holidays with the aim to inspire the University pathway. Students are given a holistic experience of University life and are led by current Indigenous University students through the area of study the student is interested. Further information is available here.

Camp dates:

  • July 1-6 – Business & Health Sciences
  • July 8-13 – Education
  • September 23-29  - Law

The University of Queensland is currently home to 380 Indigenous students. InspireU aims to give Indigenous High School students an opportunity to explore the opportunity of studying at one of Australia’s finest Universities. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit (ATSISU) creates a ‘community’ away from home where students can feed off each other’s success. InspireU attendees are connected to the ATSISU and current students to learn how to navigate University and gain an understanding of how to enter University.

ATSISU will cover all reasonable costs for the camp including flights, accommodation and meals.


Brolga Program - CQUniversity: Designed for Indigenous student’s Year 5–12, the BROLGA program is a mix of on-campus and ‘on country’ learning experiences that increase student connections and provides a brief understanding of some aspects of CQUniversity, community, government and culture. Students will be culturally empowered, become familiar with the CQUniversity campus, learn new things, meet new friends and the senior students provided with an understanding of opportunities.

BROLGA will occur over five days with a range of activities facilitated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural mentors, community, government, professional and academic staff from CQUniversity. ‘On country’ is used as a platform for cultural conversations and connection activities that strengthens student understandings of opportunities and the importance of personal goals. This program reflects career education. Students will briefly recognise the significance of country, culture and community.

Activity Highlights

  • Sport and culture
  • Science and the environment
  • Pathways and guest speakers
  • Cultural celebrations and Student Wrap-Ups

Date: Monday, 24 September  – Friday, 28 September 2018

Duration: Five days

Location: Rockhampton  North CQUniversity 

Drop off and pick up: CQUniversity, Rockhampton North, Sports Centre

Time: 8 am – 3 pm each day

Contact:  Malcolm Mann - (07) 4923 2052 or

Applications close  Friday 31 August 2018.



Student Opportunities

CQTAFE Rockhampton Careers Expo 

  • Tuesday 26 June
  • 2pm – 5.30pm


Information night for Senior Students interested in Studying Medicine: The Yeppoon Family Practice is running an information evening for students looking to study medicine.  Please see Mrs Copping for more information.


Indigenous Defence Science and Technology (DST) Cadetship Program 

DST Cadetship Program

  • Real world work experience while you study
  • Generous financial support to complete your degree
  • Guaranteed employment on successful completion

Kick start your research career with a DST Cadetship

The DST Cadetship Program is an entry-level employment pathway for high performing undergraduate students currently studying a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) degree.

As DST is committed to building a diverse and innovative workforce, the DST Cadetship Program (Affirmative Measures – Indigenous) pathway is only open to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Applications close 24 May 2018.

For further information and to view a list of available positions, click here


BSL Apprenticeships (Boyne Island Smelters): BSL is once again pleased to be able to offer apprenticeships commencing in 2019.  An information evening will be held 7 June which we encourage all interested applicants to attend, however attendance is not compulsory and is not considered as a requirement for a successful application.  Flyer for the Information Evening.


Mrs Karen Copping (Careers Coordinator)

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