Student Opportunities, Tertiary and Scholarships News

Student Opportunities


Secondary students are invited to an informal barbeque dinner and conversation about career pathways with those already involved in the agriculture industry. This event will provide students looking forward to a career in agriculture an opportunity to connect with industry members, information on career pathways and a greater understanding of the diverse and exciting job opportunities in the industry.

When: Wednesday 12 June

Where: Rockhampton Showgrounds

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost: Free


FREE Training for Livingstone Shire Council residents as part of Youth Week 

  • Delivered by Coal Train
  • RSA
  • White Card

Please see Mrs Copping for more information.


Defence Force

ADF GAP Year: Applications are now open for ADF Gap Year roles across the Navy, Army and Air Force. Unlike any ordinary gap year, this gives your students the opportunity to:

  • Get involved in fulfilling and worthwhile work
  • Gain valuable skills and work experience
  • Enjoy a good salary package
  • Live a varied, active and healthy life
  • Make friends with like-minded people
  • See more of Australia

This gives them the chance to experience life in the ADF – with no commitment beyond one year.  Click here for more information.


University Information

2019 UNSW Indigenous Winter School Program: Applications for the 2019 UNSW Indigenous Winter School Program are NOW OPEN!!

Designed for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who are currently in Year 10, 11 and 12, our renowned Winter School program has been running since 2002 and has provided over 1000 Indigenous Australian high school students an opportunity to experience university. Throughout the week-long residential program, participants will be introduced to tertiary studies in the discipline area of their choice, while also experiencing university life with the other 99 Indigenous students. They will be guided by people who are committed to nurturing their leadership, growth and development with a comprehensive, fun and engaging program of activities. Participants will be mentored by Indigenous students currently studying at UNSW, along with graduates, academics and experts from industry, as well as having the opportunity to meet staff from the university who can help them identify their areas of interest, clarify their subject choices and provide further information on gaining entry into their degree. The whole program is at no cost to the student.

The 2019 Winter School is running from Monday 15 July to Saturday 20 July 2019 inclusive. The program is held on UNSW Kensington Campus in Sydney and is coordinated by Nura Gili, the University’s Indigenous Programs Unit.

The program runs for five days and five nights and involves an extensive timetable which includes three full faculty days in the specific subject area, as well as academic sessions, cultural activities, excursions and night activities. All students who attend Winter School are expected to fully participate in all activities set down in the program. This will involve group presentations, team activities and possibly public speaking.

If you have any questions regarding your application or Winter School please contact Nura Gili on (02) 9385 3805 or email here for more information.


InspireU Health Science Camp now Open: The InspireU 2019 Health Science camp is now open! The camp will be held from 30 June – 5 July 2019. 

What To Expect

Students are given a holistic experience of university life which is delivered in collaboration with the current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students, UQ’s faculties and Industry partners.  They will stay on campus at one of the colleges and get to attend jammed packed engaging sessions which will include a hands on component.   

Who Should Apply

This is a great opportunity for high achieving students interested becoming doctors, dentists, psychologists, pharmacists; frontline health professional; nutritionists, nurses, occupational therapists, dietitians, social workers, speech pathologists, midwifes or physiotherapists to attend and build their knowledge about university.   The program exposes students to a wide range of career and study options available to UQ health science students and graduates

See Mrs Copping for an application form and you can read further information at this link.

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University of Southern Queensland Deadly Ways Residential Workshops – Years 11 and 12, Toowoomba 28-31 May 2019: The Years 11 and 12 Residential Program in 2019 will be a new and exciting immersive style program where students have the opportunity to fully explore the University and what it has to offer. This three-day program will be offered once in 2019 and will give Indigenous Years 11 and 12 students an on-campus experience and an opportunity to explore career and study options. Progressing through three themed stages – Capacity Building, Explore, and What Next – the program  is designed to give students the tools they need to make better informed decisions about their pathway to higher education and their future career.

See Mrs Copping for more information.

College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research (CISER)
07 4631 2763  |



Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education: The Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education recognise students, teachers, support officers, schools and education partners (volunteers, mentors and organisations) who demonstrate an outstanding and innovative contribution to STEM education in Queensland.

The awards are named after Professor Peter Doherty, a Brisbane-born Nobel Prize winning scientist who was educated at Indooroopilly State High School and the University of Queensland.

In 2015, the renowned Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education expanded and the awards became the Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education. This acknowledges STEM education as a strategic priority for the Department of Education.

Nominations for 2019 are now open

Nominations are open for the 2019 Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. This year awards will be presented, across 6 categories, to the value of $125,000.

The awards categories are:

  • Outstanding Senior STEM Student – $5,000 each
  • Outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Senior STEM Student - $5,000 each
  • Outstanding Teacher of STEM – $5,000 each
  • Outstanding STEM Support Officer – $5,000 each
  • STEM Education Partnership – $5,000 each
  • Outstanding School STEM – $5,000 each.

Who can apply

The awards are open to state and non-state schools in Queensland.

You can apply for a Peter Doherty Award if you are a student who has completed Year 11 in a Queensland school and are currently enrolled in at least 2 Year 12 approved senior science or technology or engineering or mathematics subjects. You also need to have attained a very high level of achievement or equivalent in at least 2 applicable Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or other approved curriculum senior science, technology, engineering or mathematics subjects in Year 11.

Click here for more information.


Promotion Products Scholarship, TAFE and University students: We are offering a bi-annual scholarship to an eligible student currently studying at an Australian University or Further Education College, to assist them with the cost of living and the expenses of being a full-time or part-time student. This scholarship will be awarded and paid each June and December, and while multiple applications are accepted, each winner may only receive the scholarship funds once in order to provide a wider net of students with the support they need.

To be considered for this scholarship we invite students to submit an application that includes a small essay.

Email us and describe in the body of the email:

  • Educational establishment attending or going to attend
  • Dates of your Study
  • A brief outline of the special circumstances you feel that makes you a candidate for the scholarship

Attach a short essay: 500+ words that state how your education is going to positively impact others in either your local community or in the wider world

Applications for August 2019 Scholarship must be received by 15 July 2019.

Click here for more information.


Mrs Karen Copping (Careers Coordinator)

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