Student Opportunities, Tertiary and Scholarships News

University Information

The College will also be hosting a number of Information Sessions, for Year 12 students and their parents, from visiting Universities and Residential Colleges.   These sessions provide valuable information to assist in planning for the future.

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START UNI NOW (SUN) - CQUniversity: Start Uni Now (SUN) is a CQUniversity initiative that allows students in Year  10*, 11 and 12 to study CQUniversity units whilst still in high school. A 'unit' is the word used to describe something similar to your school subjects.

As of Term 1 2018, high school students from across Australia will have the opportunity to undertake their first Start Uni Now (SUN) unit at zero cost^

You can enrol in a range of CQUniversity units, either on-campus (face-to-face) or by online study (online), and combine them with your regular high school work.

*Year 10 students are eligible for Term 3 (November) intake only.

^ First unit free initiative applies to new students only. Unit resource costs such as textbooks still apply.

Come in and speak to Mrs Coombs or Mrs Copping if you are interested in completing a SUN course.


UQ ATSISU Unit: 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.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit new website and social media is now live:


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.



Future, Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology (FEAST) Camp - registrations open  

Students in Years 11-12 are invited to attend the FEAST residential camp held at the UQ Gatton campus from Sunday 1 - Thursday, 5 July in 2018

Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology (FEAST) is a five day residential program designed to inspire and inform high school students of the range of exciting and rewarding science careers in the agriculture, animal, plant and food sectors.

Discover more here.


Student Opportunities

Defence Force Work Experience Opportunities

  • Navy Overview, 26-28 June, Cairns  Navy Overview more information
  • Army Aviation Training Centre, 25 – 28 June Oakey  Army Aviation more information
  • Air Force Familiarisation, 27-29 August, Amberley  Air Force Familiarisation more information
  • Army Band, Townsville, organised by request Army Band more information


ADF GAP Year 2019 NOW OPEN: Applications are now open for ADF Gap Year. An ADF Gap Year is a unique opportunity to experience military life without committing for a longer period. There are opportunities in the Navy, Army and Air Force.

Through an ADF Gap Year you'll:

  • Gain valuable skills and work experience
  • Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare
  • Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle
  • Make friends with like-minded people
  • Get the opportunity to see more of Australia

In 2019 there are 14 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery and even flight crew, plus this year we’re offering 30 Army Officer roles - places are limited.

Apply online 


CQUniversity is partnering with the Rockhampton Regional Council and the Health and Community Services Council to offer a look inside the careers related to the community and disability sector.

For students who are interested in traineeships, casual or full time work in this area, this expo will allow them to meet people who currently work in the sector and discuss potential job opportunities.

Please see Mrs Copping if you are interested in attending.


Future Leaders Awards: The Future Leaders Awards recognise and reward young Australians who have shown strong leadership and potential. The Awards also aim to inspire others to engage in environmental and community issues and make a difference.

  • Future Leaders Jazz Award
  • Future Leaders Writing Prize
  • Helen Handbury Leadership Award
  • Future Leaders Future Justice Award
  • Future Leaders Photography Prize

Click here for more information.


Career Markets - Date claimers: Careers Markets can shed light on potential pathways for students to consider. CQUni is involved with many throughout the year including:

Capricorn Careers Expo
Date: Tuesday, 15 May
Time: 9am - 2.30pm
Location: CQUniversity Rockhampton Sports Centre


Mrs Karen Copping (Careers Coordinator)