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Student Opportunities, Tertiary and Scholarships News

Student Opportunities

The search is on for Queensland’s best and brightest in vocational education and training, with nominations now open for the 2019 Queensland Training Awards.

Celebrating its 58th year, the Queensland Training Awards recognise individuals and organisations that strive for and have achieved success, best practice and innovation.

The awards showcase all that's great about training in Queensland, with categories for apprentices, trainees, vocational students, teachers and trainers, as well as training providers and employers.

For individuals, being involved in the Queensland Training Awards is a unique opportunity to share your success story with peers and professionals, and boost your career.

For organisations, the awards help raise their profile, attract more customers and forge a reputation as an employer or training provider of choice.

Employers can also highlight their commitment to training by nominating apprentices, trainees and vocational students for an award.

Nominations close Sunday 17 March 2019.

 

Engineering Australia event: To be hosted at CQUni, Rockhampton North campus on Tuesday 26 February from 4pm to 6pm.  This event is for students aged 8 to 13 years old and will include a screening of the film Dream Big: Engineering our World, as well as opportunities to hear from engineers and to engage in some age-appropriate engineering activities.  To register, please click on the link.   Registration is $5/person and will close on the 25 February.  Please see Mrs Copping for more information.

 

Defence Force

Exercise First Look

These exciting placements are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are interested in a career in the army either as an Officer or Soldier.

They include an all-inclusive funded trip to Canberra (ACT)  for Officers or Bandiana (Victoria) for soldiers.  Both placements will be held 6-10 May 2019.  Applications close 3 April 2019.

 

Exercise First Look – Army Officer

Exercise First Look is Army’s Indigenous Flagship Work Experience Program and allows Indigenous students from across the country the opportunity to get a taste of life as an Army Officer. 

Exercise First Look is a five-day residential program designed to give aspiring students aged 16-18 a comprehensive overview of life in the Army. During the program students will be exposed to the day-to-day activities of an Army Officer, and will have the opportunity to experience Army lifestyle as a whole. 
This dynamic program will include an overview of the roles available within the Army as well as practical activities such as: 

  • Outdoor obstacle course
  • Weapons Training Simulation System (WTSS)
  • Obstacle course over the ADFA pool
  • Weapons demonstrations - Physical Training
  • Leadership Courses
  • Field craft lessons
  • Group Orienteering
  • Leadership drills
  • Information sessions about recruitment process, training and degrees at ADFA and much more.

The program will be supervised by experienced Army and civilian staff, with secure modern accommodation provided as part of this residential program. 

If you are successful in obtaining a position on this work experience placement, Army will fund your travel to and from your home location and accommodate you at a Defence Force establishment within Canberra.

 

Exercise First Look – Army Soldier

Exercise First Look is Army’s Indigenous Flagship Work Experience Program and allows Indigenous students from across the country the opportunity to get a taste of life as an Army Solider. Exercise First Look is a five-day residential program designed to give aspiring students aged 15-18 a comprehensive overview of life in the Army. During the program students will be exposed to the day-to-day activities of an Army Solider, and will have the opportunity to experience Army lifestyle as a whole.

This dynamic program will include an overview of the roles available within the Army as well as practical activities such as: Weapons Training Simulation System (WTSS) – Physical Training – Weapons demonstrations – Field craft –Team & Leadership skills - Dills - Information sessions about recruitment process, and a visit to ‘The Home of the Solider’, Army Recruit Training Centre at Kapooka.
The program will be supervised by experienced Army and civilian staff, with secure modern accommodation provided as part of this residential program.

 

Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp

The Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp will provide a hands-on and interactive experience for young women who are considering a career in Navy technical trades. 

Navy technical careers include Marine, Electronics and Aviation technicians. Interested students can learn more about these jobs at www.defencejobs.gov.au/navy/trades/ 

The camp is open to female students in Years 10, 11 & 12 aged between 16 – 18 years of age. Successful participants must have passes in Year 10 English, Maths and Science and applicants will need to provide proof as part of the application process (e.g. copy of latest report or letter of confirmation from school). 

Based at HMAS Cairns, participants will be exposed to various sub-units at HMAS Cairns to gain knowledge and understanding of a range of technical trades available within Navy. 

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a number of presentations, demonstrations and hands-on tasks to showcase and develop technical and mechanical skills, damage control and communications. Students will also have the opportunity to engage with serving Navy sailors to learn more about the Navy lifestyle and with Defence Force Recruiting personnel to discuss pathways to various Navy careers. 

This is a residential camp and participants will be accommodated at TS Endeavour, the Navy Cadets training facility located within HMAS Cairns. All meals will be provided. The successful young women will be supervised at all times by personnel from Defence Force Recruiting, Defence Work Experience Program and Royal Australian Navy. 

 

Other upcoming opportunities include:

  • Air Force Familiarisation Program
  • Army Field and Familiarisation Program
  • Army in Motion: Maritime, technical Trades, Hospitality and Support Overview
  • HMAS Cairns Navy Overview
  • Army Aviation
  • Physical Training Instructor Familiarisation
  • Air Traffic Control Familiarisation
  • Mechanical Equipment and Operation maintenance Workshop

Click here for more information.

 

University Information

CQU Uni Experience Day: Uni Experience is a valuable opportunity for Year 12 students to experience a day in the life of a uni student and get a taste of post-school study. Our event is a great way to inform and excite students about studying and kick start the conversation in the lead up to applying for University or TAFE.

What to Expect
You will choose two study areas of interest and participate in interactive, hands-on sessions delivered by CQUni teaching staff. On the day you will receive a personalised timetable which you will need to navigate just like uni students.

Study Areas
Our study areas available to choose from include:

  • accident forensics
  • allied health
  • agriculture
  • business, accounting and law
  • digital media
  • education
  • engineering and built environment
  • exercise and sports science
  • hospitality
  • information technology
  • medical science
  • nursing and midwifery
  • paramedic science
  • professional communication
  • psychology
  • social work


Other Highlights

Other highlights of Uni Experience include hearing from CQUni Alumni who will share details of their learning journey, plus you will get a glimpse into the social and cultural aspects of uni, find out about study support and scholarships, and get all you questions answered by our friendly CQUni staff and students.

 

Mrs Karen Copping (Careers Coordinator)

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