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.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Indigenous Traineeship Program

The Following information has been sent to me:

Earn and learn straight out of school
Regional locations in NSW, Queensland or the Northern Territory
Ruralco Holdings Limited is Australia’s fastest growing agribusiness. With a national footprint of 48 individual business units and 500 outlets specialising in providing rural customers with products and services in rural merchandise, fertiliser, wool, livestock, real estate, water, grain, finance and insurance; ours is a diverse and exciting business.  Our livestock business employs some if the best Livestock Agents in the industry. We are now offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians an opportunity to start their career in agribusiness with the Ruralco Indigenous Traineeships Program.

The agriculture sector is the fastest growing industry of the 19 key industry sectors in Australia, so securing a Traineeship within our large and diverse business is securing your future.
Our two year Traineeship Program in Livestock is developed to provide a training platform for young people to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to progress into livestock sales roles within Ruralco businesses.
A Livestock Sales Representative has the responsibility of managing the requirements of livestock (sheep and or cattle) producer clients primarily assisting with selling and purchasing.  The Program provides a tailored approach to learning, based on individual academic and cultural needs.
You are offered a full-time entry level position, competitive salary and a nationally recognised certificate or diploma.
About You:
We are looking for motivated Indigenous Australians with an interest in joining the agricultural sector working predominantly with cattle and/or sheep.
If you have experience in working with livestock, and an interest in wool, general farming and animal health together with an eagerness to learn new skills, enjoy physical work and different challenges each day then we’d like to hear from you. You will be required to rotate around different Ruralco businesses from time to time to gain invaluable experience and establish networks.  You will be supported by the Company with relocation assistance.  As part of the Traineeship, you’ll be paid to receive on-the-job training in a real workplace while completing a Vocational qualification at Certificate level to become fully qualified.
How to Apply:
To join this diverse business offering the opportunity to develop and progress your career alongside like-minded people in a supportive environment, just email your details to hello@explorecareers.com.au – clearly stating your preferred work location and we will get back in touch with you to discuss your application.
To find out more about us go to www.ruralco.com.au
Ruralco including its subsidiaries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. At Ruralco we believe that creating a diverse workforce will provide the best talent to achieve our strategy of being the leading Australian Agribusiness and Employer of Choice in our sector.
We value integrity, accountability, loyalty, leadership, common sense and aiming high in all that we do.
Ruralco: We’re here for Australian Farmers

School holiday language program at JCU – scholarships available

The Academy of Modern Languages at James Cook University is inviting Year 7-12 students, to participate in a language immersion program during the second week of the school holidays 9-13 July. Applications close 25 June 2018.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Sunday, 29 April 2018

2018 National Council of Women - Bursaries available

2018 National Council of Women - Regional/Rural Bursaries

Do you know a female student from year 12 last year who may benefit  from the following bursary?


ACU Update

The following information has been forwarded to me from ACU:

Undergraduate course guide
The 2019 undergraduate course  guide is available to download here or additional print copies may be requested here.

A notable inclusion in this year's guide is the 'Pathways to ACU' content on pages 92 and 93. If you're concerned you won't get into your preferred university course this section provides alternative options for you to consider, including ACU College (formerly ACUcom) which offers a range of certificate and diploma qualifications.

New courses available
For students commencing in 2019, ACU has added a range of new courses for you to consider studying in Brisbane:
Bachelor of High Performance Sport
Bachelor of Human Services
Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Education
Learn more about these courses and others by visiting acu.edu.au/courses
Courses not continuing
These courses will not be taking any new enrolments in Brisbane.
Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Bachelor of Counselling
Bachelor of Science (and double degrees)
Bachelor of Public Health (and double degrees)