Please note that this blog is intended for the students and parents associated with Gordonvale State High School, Cairns. Please check areas of interest as seen on the blog to confirm dates and other information as there will be occasions when dates will change and the information may not be included in the blog as it may not have been received by the school. Posts prior to July 2017 may have reference to Smithfield State High School as this blog was initially developed for students when I was the Guidance Officer at that school.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

The University of Queensland Bachelorof Music Auditions

Please see this link if you are interested in applying for The University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Music

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art

The following information has been forwarded to me from the Australian Careers Service:

It’s not easy for people to find their way into the entertainment industry — most  don’t know where to start. But there are many talented people out there looking to make headway as professional performers.

That’s where Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art comes in.

Based in the national capital, CADA delivers world-class actor training to help aspiring performers get started in their ideal career. In our courses, students learn acting technique, vocal development, acting for camera, acting on stage, auditioning and movement skills. Plus, they’ll work with professional actors, directors, writers, producers and others who have industry connections and can mentor them along the way.

10197NAT Certificate IV in Acting for Stage and Screen
A six-month full-time (or equivalent part-time) course which provides a strong foundation for the aspiring actor.

CUA40513 Certificate IV in Musical Theatre
A six-month intensive course in singing, dance and acting - includes a trip to London’s West End.

10295NAT Advanced Diploma of Performance
A two-year course for the career actor to help them become a versatile performer and able to work across stage, screen, radio and other media.

CUA60415 Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development
Major in either directing or scriptwriting

 In a competitive marketplace, performers need the right support behind them — and that's what CADA offers.

Find out more at this link

The Best Jobs of 2018

The following information has been taken from Good MBA Guide. this is the link to the article.

Some people love what they do for work, some hate it but what do you think is the best job in the country? It depends on how you define best; it might be salary, perks, development opportunities, the work-life balance or a multitude of other factors.
Or you could cut out the middleman all together and check out Business Insider’s rundown of Indeed’s Best Jobs of 2018, a comprehensive list of the top 30 roles based on demand. The rankings include average base salary, number of postings per million of jobs in 2017 and percentage of growth over the last three years.
If you were thinking about becoming a lead teacher, good choice! They were number one on the list, earning $92,723 on average and in the last three years, have grown by an extraordinary 1,907 per cent. Full stack developer wasn’t far behind with a 1,652 per cent boost, followed by senior landscape architect and regional recruiter, while court manager rounded out the top five.
Perhaps surprisingly due to its job title, technology assistant came in at number 11 with the highest average salary ($141,738), with survey technician ($81,879) at the other end of the spectrum. Full stack developer led the way for postings per million (2,740), while regional recruiter recorded just 45.
Three key industries featured strongly in the list, including tech (full stack developer, cloud engineer, IT security specialist), health and wellness (wellbeing managers, clinical lead nurse and maternity nurse) and construction (senior landscape architect, site engineer and survey technician).
Other insights included the shortage of tradespeople in Australia paving the way for those who do enter the industry (builders, plumbers, electricians) to enjoy lucrative careers, and the value of workers with skills related to data science.          

Veterinary Science application changes at the University of Queensland

The following information has been provided from the University of Queensland re Veterinary Science at UQ:

Veterinary Science at UQ

We appreciate that your students are increasingly asking questions about the Situational Judgement Test component for admission into the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours).

This test is known as the Computer Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics test (CASPer).

Further information on this test has been added to UQ's knowledge database and further information can be found on our website -


We are hoping to release further information - including test dates, early next term.

Some useful frequently asked questions about the test can also be found on the UQ Answers website -


Sample Resumes by Industry

The following link has been sourced from myresume.com.au. The link provides over 125 sample resumes

Visit: http://cv.myresume.com.au/cvSample.do?industryId=3

The Skills Required by Workers in the Future...

The skills required by workers in the future will be very different to those of today, a new report predicts, as well as warning we need to ensure schoolkids of today learn the necessary skills for tomorrow.


The University of the Sunshine Coast - Open Days

The following information is from the University of the Sunshine Coast:

The decision to go to uni is an important one. USC's Open Days are designed to give your students a taste of university life, and provide the information they need to start planning their future pathways.
And our Open Days are fast approaching!
This is a great opportunity for students at school to visit our campuses, talk to real USC students, and get expert advice from staff about their study options.

Students and families can view the event schedule and register for USC Open Days at usc.edu.au/openday

Going to uni is a life-changing experience. At USC's Open Days, you can explore your study options, check out the campus, and talk to real students and lecturers about the opportunities ahead.

USC Sunshine Coast - Sunday 22 July

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