Student Opportunities, Tertiary and Scholarships News

Student Opportunities

CQUni Tafe Careers Expo Rockhampton: Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at the Canning Street Campus.


Defence Force

Trade Careers Information Session, Rockhampton: Want to learn a trade?

The Australian Defence Force provides great career op.portunities for trades.

  • Rockhampton Leagues Club
  • Wednesday 26 June, 6PM 

Register now.


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

The Engineering Link Project is now open for registrations across Queensland.

FULLY-FUNDED places (including accommodation costs) are available to encourage girls and students from rural and remote locations to attend.  Please contact us if you want to find out more!

Briefly, an ELP is designed for students in Year 10, 11 or 12 to find out more about engineering as a possible career, through active participation in hands-on projects, designed to test and extend their understanding and appreciation of mathematics and science (in particular, Physics).  Students work in small teams on Projects across a range of disciplines, exploring the task in-depth, supported by a professional engineer from a related local firm or tertiary institution.

Details about this year’s Projects:

Central Queensland (Rockhampton) – July 1 and 2 – Registration here Student Flyer here

Far North Queensland (Cairns) – July 22 and 23 – Registration here Student Flyer here

North Queensland (Townsville) – July 25 and 26 – Registration here Student Flyer here

The South-east Queensland event at QUT has sold out.

Note: Accommodation options are available for the Rockhampton, Cairns and Townsville events, for those students who have to travel.  Details on the registration page for each event.

We are very grateful to our sponsors and supporters:

  • James Cook University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • CQ University
  • Engineers Australia (Queensland Division)
  • Defence Force Recruiting

Please email us if you have any questions.


UQ Young Scholars Program - Applications open: Designed to nurture and develop our future leaders, the Young Scholars Program presents Year 11 students with an exciting opportunity for academic extension and enrichment and is centred around igniting young change-makers' passions for leadership, academic achievement and community development in today's global society.

Students will gain valuable insights into university life and fields of study they may not have encountered as part of the school curriculum. They will hear from leading thinkers and engage in discussions and collaborative forums in group settings. A range of social, sporting and cultural activities will also complement the academic program.

Fee waivers and travel bursaries will be available to assist students who would not otherwise be able to participate.  Evidence of financial hardship, including supporting documentation, must be supplied as part of the Student Application.

When: Sunday 1 December - Thursday 5 December
Where: UQ St Lucia
Cost: $615 (includes all activities, meals and accommodation)

Discover more


Brolga Program, CQUniversity: Designed for Indigenous students in Years 5-12, the BROLGA program is a mix of on-campus an “on country” learning experiences that increase students awareness of some aspects of CQUniversity, incorporating aspects of community, country and culture.

Monday 23 September – Friday 27 September

Contact us at


JMC Academy - Creative Arts school holiday workshops this July.

We will be holding Introductory Workshops during the July school holidays at our JMC Melbourne Campus. These workshops are specifically tailored for students in years 9 to 12 who want to get a real taste of what a career in the Creative Industries would be like, while also experiencing student life at JMC. 

Students can book their place at any one or more of these holiday workshops for a chance to check out our facilities, tour the campus and get hands-on with some pretty serious gear!

Cost: All workshops are $50 (including lunch)
Times: 10am – 3pm
Location: JMC Academy, 75 Grey St, South Brisbane


UNSW Sydney would like to share some updates and information about 2020 Co-op Program scholarships, dates and events.

  • Wednesday, 1 May 2019 - Co-op Program applications open online
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2019 - Create Your Career Evening 
  • Friday, 30 August 2019 – Co-op “video snapshot” invitations sent to registered students
  • Monday, 30 September 2019 – Co-op Program Applications close

NEW for 2020

  • All Co-op Program Scholarship applicants need to complete a 2 minute video snapshot to help us get to know them better. In the snapshot the student will introduce themselves and tell us something interesting, unusual, unique or different about themselves to expand on their written application. For further info see the Co-op Apply page.
  • The Co-op Program scholarship is increasing to $19,600 p.a. for 4 years from 2020. Scholars undertaking a 5 year Engineering Co-op program also have the chance to compete for a 5th year Honours scholarship.

Click the link below to download the 2020 Co-op Program brochure. Prospective Co-op applicants can also access the registration and application tutorials at any time.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us with queries or concerns via or 02 9385 5116. 


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


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QATSIF scholarships now OPEN: Our 11th Round of QATSIF QCE Scholarships will open for applications from Wednesday, June 19 through until Friday, August 23. 

In 2018, QATSIF committed to 1416 new scholarships and over $2.6M to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.  We are proud to have supported over 8,700 students across our first 10 years.

We pay our respects to the Elders and Ancestors who suffered the grave injustice of having their wages stolen, as it is the interest from unspent reparation monies held in perpetuity which fund our program.  We are also very grateful to the Queensland government for the additional $6M in funding they have provided over our first 10 years.

Please see Mrs Copping for the following forms:

  • Approvals and Endorsement form:  completed by the Principal and a community Elder or Indigenous organisation.
  • Round 11 Applicant Declaration:  completed by each student and their family.

Please be aware that:

  • Elders or Indigenous organisation representatives are being asked to endorse your school as a community worthy of support.  They are not being asked to confirm each individual student’s Aboriginality.
  • Applications can only be accepted through our online portal after the opening date – June 19.


Bond University: Applications for this scholarship are now open online and close 6 September, 2019.

Bond University offers a range of full and part scholarships, bursaries and grants to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

In 2018, 9 scholarships were awarded to Indigenous students due to the generous support of corporate partners, through funds raised at the Indigenous Gala and through a significant contribution by the University.

These scholarships, valued up to 50% of tuition fees for any single undergraduate degree (excluding the Medical Program) or 100% tuition for any diploma program, are awarded to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who have demonstrated extracurricular involvement, leadership potential and academic achievements.

The Indigenous Scholarships are supported by generous alumni and community donations into the Ambition Fund.



  • This scholarship is available to new commencing students at Bond University in the following year, January semester.
  • Available to Australian citizens who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (as defined by ABSTUDY).
  • Applicants must have successfully completed, or be currently completing Year 12 at an Australian High School.
  • Applicants must meet the prerequisites and the admissions entry standards for their chosen program.


BHP Indigenous CQUniversity Scholarship, Up to $40 000 

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to receive the CQUniCares BHP Indigenous Scholarships an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in Term 2, 2019
  • Be studying a Bachelor course
  • Be a 1st or 2nd year student
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Reside permanently in Queensland, in communities classified as Inner Regional, Outer Regional, Remote or Very Remote by the Australian Government

Applicants will be assessed on the application form and a written submission of no more than 500 words addressing the following:

Selection Criteria:

  • Career goals and how the scholarship will assist you in achieving your educational objectives;
  • Extracurricular activities – especially community and volunteering activities and demonstration of leadership.
  • Life experiences

Click here for more information.


Young, Black and Proud Scholarships: The YBPS are for our young mob who want to get further in sport, the arts or achieving academically (either at school, TAFE or uni). With support from the Queensland Family & Child Commission this round we have $2000 and $1000 scholarships to give away. How deadly is that! Applications are now open!

Looking for some support with school, uni, arts or sporting dreams? The Young, Black and Proud Scholarships are OPEN! For more info and to apply visit our website.


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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