Student Opportunities, Tertiary and Scholarships News

University Opportunities

JCU HERO Health Program  

Rockhampton 5-6 May 2020

Mackay 12-13 May 2020

Get a sneak peek of what it’s really like to be in a healthcare career at HERO - Health: Exploring the Realm of Opportunity. This two-day program is a joint collaboration between James Cook University and the Mater Hospital that offers students a unique opportunity to explore Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Careers.

What to expect?

Gain unique insights into careers in health care. Students go behind the scenes at the Mater Hospital, with opportunities to speak directly with health professionals and get all their questions answered. To help students with their career goals, JCU Advisors will be on hand to provide information about JCU health courses.


CSIRO Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy

Applications are now open for the 2020 intake of students to join the Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy. Eligibility criteria applies.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Students in Year 11 can be attending high school anywhere in Australia
  • Students must by Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Students must be female or female-identifying
  • Students must be passing English, Maths and Science at school

Apply now.


JCU Winter School: Year 10,11 and 12 students 28 June to 3 July

Discover university life and gain skills for success.

Want to know what it's like to be a uni student? Then our residential preparatory program for high school students may be the program for you.

The JCU Winter School for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students offers students in Year 10, 11 and 12 the chance to experience university life during the school holidays.

Over five days, students live on campus and take part in academic lectures and team-building activities in an interactive program that provides opportunities to meet University staff and students and form bonds with other students in the program.

On-campus accommodation allows for a complete university experience. Accommodation is in the residential colleges on campus and catering is provided for all participants while students are on campus. JCU covers the cost of return travel, including flights, bus or train, for students outside of the Townsville region, within Australia.


UQ Inspire U Programs

InspireU UQ is a tertiary aspiration-building program for Indigenous youth, administered by the Outreach and Engagement team.

The program involves a series of residential camps themed around the professional disciplines of engineering, science, law, business and health sciences. Program participants attend on-campus residential camps, take part in interactive workshops and lectures, workplace/industry visits and receive guidance from UQ and industry experts about study and career opportunities. InspireU is delivered in collaboration with community and industry partners, and UQ faculties and schools.

  • Inspire U Health Sciences – 30 June to 05 July
  • InspireU Education -  22 to 27 September 2020
  • InspireU Law – 29 September to 04 October 2020
  • InspireU Business – to be advised

Applications will open soon.

Scholarships and Awards

WIN News Scholarship: Applications are now open for the WIN News Scholarship in partnership with the prestigious The Walkley Foundation.

This unique opportunity provides aspiring journalists the fundamentals for a dream career in media, gaining first-hand newsroom experience.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.


Human Rights Commission Indigenous Graduate Program, Rockhampton, Brisbane and Townsville: We’re proud to announce the launch of our new Indigenous Graduate Program.

This is a first for us at the Commission. The program is aimed at building human rights capability among Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduates in Queensland.

Applications are now open for the 2020 program. There are three positions available: a law graduate position in Brisbane, and two positions for graduates in any discipline (one in Rockhampton, one in Townsville).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary graduate job opportunity with Queensland Human Rights Commission.

The Brisbane position is only for graduate law students however Rockhampton and Townsville positions are open to all graduate disciplines.

Queensland Human Rights Commission

For more info or to apply, head to


RSL Scholarship: If your parent served in the ADF, you might be eligible for a scholarship to support your tertiary studies and help you achieve your career aspirations. RSL Queensland Scholarships provide financial support to students who have overcome challenges in their lives and demonstrated their determination to gain a tertiary qualification.

This annual scholarship program administered is through the Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT). Applications for the next round will reopen in August 2020. For more information visit the AVCAT website.


2020 Gallipoli Descendant ScholarshipCalling all ANZAC descendants we have $6000 Gallipoli Scholarships available for first year 2020 Uni and TAFE students. Open to direct descendants of WW1, WW2 and the Korean War. Plus, Australian service men and women serving in Malaya and Indonesia between 1948-1966


Queensland Training Awards: The Queensland Training Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of people and organisations involved in training. Nominations are now open and will close on 31 March 2020. If you know someone who is doing great things through Vocational Education and Training (VET), please make sure a nomination is submitted. For a full list of award categories go to the website.

For more information, contact the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training on 1800 210 210.


Mrs Karen Copping (Careers Coordinator)


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