Student Opportunities, Tertiary and Scholarships News

Student Opportunities

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

CQUniversity Careers Expo
Date: Wednesday, 14 March
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: CQUniversity Rockhampton North

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


Queensland Training Awards: Nominations are still open for the 2018 Queensland Training Awards, which recognise the best in vocational education and training (VET), from apprentices and students through to teachers, employers and training organisations.

With 14 award categories, the Queensland Training Awards recognise individuals and organisations that strive for and achieve success, best practice and innovation in VET.

Nominate now - you have put in the effort and worked hard, you've gone the extra mile, this is YOUR opportunity to be recognised for your success.

Need some inspiration in completing a nomination?

You can view a number of examples of past winners' successful nominations on the Queensland Training Awards website.  Visit the how to submit page and view 'examples of successful nominations'.

This is an excellent resource if you're stuck, not sure how to structure your nomination, or just not quite sure where to start with the criteria.  Examples of successful nominations from teachers, apprentices, employers, trainees, school-based trainees and vocational students are available.

Nominations close Friday 2 March 2018

If you would like any more information about the Queensland Training Awards, please contact the Central Queensland Regional Coordinator on 4842 8379 or


University Information

CQU University Experience Day: University Experience is a free, one day on-campus event allowing Year 12 students to explore their post-high school options, including both higher education degrees and TAFE. It provides high school students an opportunity to experience a day in the life of a uni student.

  • Explore study options through on-campus events
  • Opportunity to pre-select areas of interest and participate in hands-on activities delivered by CQUni teaching staff and current students
  • Get a taste for student life - tour the campus and talk to students about their experience with us

Date: Friday, 9 March 2018
Time: Registration from 8:30 am. Event runs from 9.00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CQUniversity Rockhampton North


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:


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.


Mrs Karen Copping (Careers Coordinator)