Disclaimer

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.








Tuesday, 22 October 2013

University of Melbourne update


Extension Program Information Evening
The Extension Program Information Evening is an ideal opportunity for students and their parents to have their questions answered by Extension Program staff, the academics that teach Extension subject areas, and past Extension Program students.

When:     Wednesday 23 October
6.00pm — 8.00pm
Where:     Carillo Gantner Theatre,
Sidney Myer Asia Centre
University of Melbourne
Parkville campus

Register online for the Information Evening, at:  www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/umep

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia can book an individual 30-minute consultation to talk with University staff.

Students can discuss their study options, the application and change of preference process, how the VTAC system works, our international support services and all things they want to know about studying at the University of Melbourne.

Dates:    Every Wednesday afternoon
from2 October until 18 December 2013.
Appointments are available from 2.00pm — 5.00pm.

Where:     University of Melbourne
Parkville campus

MORE INFO
For more information, visit:
REGISTER NOW
Registrations are essential.
International students can make an appointment by emailing:

Students are asked to please provide the following information in their registration email:
  • Name
  • School
  • Year level
  • Course interests
  • Preferred date and time.

Call for high school film entries – Northern Lights Film Festival


DEADLINE THIS THURS 24 OCT

James Cook University is once again looking for budding young film makers in north regional Queensland to submit their creations to this year’s Northern Lights Film Festival.

This is the fifth year the School of Creative Arts (SoCA) has hosted this exciting short film festival and we have been so impressed by the quality and imagination of the high school entries that we have decided to make this year’s NLFF specifically a high school festival!

It is absolutely free to submit an entry and the pooled prize money to be won is $1000, thanks to SoCA and the Townsville Cinema Group. The films can be any genre, the only real restriction is that they must be short; between 60 seconds and 6 minutes in length.

This year’s screening event and prize announcements will be held at the Old Courthouse Theatre (thanks to Full Throttle Theatre Company) on Saturday 9 November . This event is free of charge, everyone’s welcome and there will even be popcorn provided!

Application form and guidelines attached, otherwise see here www.jcu.edu.au/soca/northernlights

Central Queensland University Scholarships - Closing Soon


CQUniversity scholarships are aimed to make university available for all students and CQUniversity  encourage all Year 12s to apply for any and all scholarships they may be eligible for.

Please see the below information and if you need any assistance in completing applications the CQUniversity  friendly staff are only a phone call away.

 CQUniversity are taking applications for the following scholarships:
Scholarship
Closing Date
Building My Career (BMC) Scholarship - covers on-campus meals and accommodation at CQUniversity Mackay
25 October 2013
BMA Community Scholarship Program - for undergraduate students studying in non-mining related disciplines
1 November 2013
BMA Indigenous Scholarship Program - for Indigenous undergraduate students in non-mining related areas of study
1 November 2013
Desmond Tabone Engineering Scholarship - for first year engineering students interested in mechanical engineering
1 November 2013
Helene Jones Memorial Scholarship - to support students studying a Bachelor of Music
1 November 2013
Robert James Diamond Science Trust Scholarship - for commencing Bachelor of Medical Science (Specialisation), Bachelor of Environmental Science or Bachelor of Science (Specialisation) students
1 November 2013
Adam Scott Foundation Scholarship - to provide financial support to a first year undergraduate student
15 November 2013
Iwasaki Foundation Tertiary Education Bursary Program - to assist students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds
30 November 2013
For further information about scholarships, visit our website or call 13 CQUni (13 27 86).

Thursday, 17 October 2013

QPIX


QPIX, Queensland's leading film school for serious filmmakers who want to break into the industry, is holding its OCTOBER OPEN DAY on Saturday 26th October from 2-4pm.

In 2014 they will again be offering our uniquely hands-on, industry-focused creative courses:
  • our Diploma of Screen and Media (CUF50107) or GEN TV
  • and our brand new Advanced Diploma (CUF60107) or THE FEATURE PROJECT
Both courses are available under VET FEE HELP.

Their training is always conducted by working filmmakers, but guest lectures will also be provided throughout each course by specialists from ABC (Qld) and by many of the top directors, producers and writers in the Australian Industry.

QPIX courses are the only ones that give students the practical skills they need to get into the industry. They also equip all our students with business skills so they are not on their own when they leave.

Please see the information below about their upcoming OPEN DAY at our Production Studios in Annerley, Brisbane. 

Both the GEN TV and The Feature Project courses will commence in late February 2014.

Lots more information can be found on their websites at  www.gentv.com.au and www.qpix.org.au and by phone on 07 3848 8000

Tertiary Education Scholarships

TERTIARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS APPLY DECEMBER 2013

The Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund can assist with scholarships for those commencing their tertiary studies in 2014.

The scholarship applications are assessed by a “merit and means test” process and are provided to assist youth to achieve their goals in their chosen field.

Initial enquiries regarding eligibility can be directed to Debbie Wood at the Fund’s Office on 40516590 (9am – 3pm Mon-Fri). 

Applications can be obtained from the Fund’s website at www.fnqyaf.org.au.
Applications close 31st December 2013. 

We also have Facebook – Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund.

Try Something New

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Scholarships


Student Exchange Australia New Zealand, a not-for-profit organisation registered with all state and territory departments of education, is pleased to extend an invitation for Smithfield State High School students and their families to attend our next information evening in Cairns. The session is being held on Thursday, 24th October at the Holiday Inn Cairns, Cnr The Esplanade and Florence St, Cairns.  The session starts at 7:30pm and will be the last session held before our scholarship & discount deadline.

The evening gives students and families the opportunity to learn more about becoming an exchange student and the various scholarship options that are available.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS - DEADLINE 31ST OCTOBER 2013 FOR PROGRAMS DEPARTING APRIL 2014 - SEPTEMBER 2014

Central Queensland University Update


The Bachelor of Property

The Bachelor of Property at CQUniversity leads to a wide range of career options.
Property encompasses a wide range of areas; from the residential home through to shopping centres and commercial premises and from resorts to rural land holdings or mining operations. Explore a range of career opportunities, from valuation, property economy and consulting, property management and more.

CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Property is available by distance education, so if you are looking to go further in life through tertiary education, consider the property program at CQUniversity – you won’t have to leave your own back yard to do it.

Watch the CQU latest property video to find out more about the great range of careers and feature of the Bachelor of Property!

New Programs and Developments at CQU

The New Programs in 2014 publication containing some of the recent additions to our range of programs is now available. These programs will become available in the near future and there are a number of recent developments in existing study areas.

Some exciting changes include new programs in agribusiness and food security, applied sociology, asset and maintenance management, education, psychology and safety science, and developments in arts, aviation, chiropractic, engineering, IT, professional communication and psychology.

Auditions/interviews for places in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Theatre programs in 2014

Auditions/interviews for places in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Theatre programs in 2014 are:

• Rockhampton: Tuesday, 5 November 2013
• Mackay: Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Students can study on-campus at CQUniversity Mackay, and benefit from state-of-the-art facilities such as:
• 200 seat proscenium theatre
• Recording studio and equipment
• Music teaching studios and practice rooms

Applying for entry to CQUniversity is a simple three-step process for your students:
1. Apply through QTAC
2. Complete the online application to the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM )
3. Attend an audition.

If you are interested in auditioning, however unable to attend a live audition, you are welcome to audition via DVD or upload to a secure channel on YouTube.
For further information call 07 4940 7800 or email musicandtheatre@cqu.edu.au.

Defence Force Work Experience Opportunities


Vacancies that still exist for Defence Work Experience between now and the end of the school year.  If you  are considering a Defence career, here are some final opportunities for 2013 work experience:

Army Careers Visit - Lavarack Barracks - 6th November

Military Police - Lavarack Barracks - 4 - 8 November (2 positions available)

Applications via the DWEP website, link below:


Air Traffic Control (JBAC) - RAAF Base Townsville - 4 - 6 November (1 position available)

This placement is no longer on the website,  but if you are interested, please visit the Guidance Officer.
Note that students will have to address Selection Criteria (via email with ADF) for this placement.

Plant Operator - 3rd Combat Engineer Regt - Lavarack Barracks - 4 - 8 November (1 position available)

While there is some focus on the Plant Operator role, the unit hosts 10 students in different job areas on this placement, but brings them together for the majority of the placement to participate in activities and demonstrations relevant to the regiment as a whole.  So any students interested in trades or combat engineer roles would still get something out of applying for this particular placement.

This placement is no longer on the website, but if you are interested, please visit the Guidance Officer.

Navy Overview - HMAS Cairns - 18 - 21 November (5 positions available)

Applications via the DWEP website, link below:


Note that any out of area students would need to organise their own travel to and accommodation in Cairns for this placement.

Univeristy of Queensland Update


VCE results will be released at 7.00am on Monday 16 December 2013. If you or your students have any questions during the change of preference period, please call our COP Hotline on:
13 MELB (13 6352) Or meet the staff at the University Information Centre, located at Gate 3, Swanston Street.

Students can also learn about their preference options on Course Information Day.
When:    Wednesday 18 December
10.00am — 2.30pm
Where:    University of Melbourne
Parkville campus

For more information visit: www.cop.unimelb.edu.au

Extension Program Information Evening
The Extension Program Information Evening is an ideal opportunity for students and their parents to have their questions answered by Extension Program staff, the academics that teach Extension subject areas, and past Extension Program students.

When:     Wednesday 23 October
6.00pm — 8.00pm
Where:     Carillo Gantner Theatre,
Sidney Myer Asia Centre
University of Melbourne
Parkville campus

Register online for the Information Evening, at:  www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/umep

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia can book an individual 30-minute consultation to talk with University staff.

Students can discuss their study options, the application and change of preference process, how the VTAC system works, our international support services and all things they want to know about studying at the University of Melbourne.

Dates:    Every Wednesday afternoon
from2 October until 18 December 2013.
Appointments are available from 2.00pm — 5.00pm.

Where:     University of Melbourne
Parkville campus

MORE INFO
For more information, visit:
REGISTER NOW
Registrations are essential.
International students can make an appointment by emailing:

Students are asked to please provide the following information in their registration email:
  • Name
  • School
  • Year level
  • Course interests
  • Preferred date and time.

Melbourne University Scholarships


The Melbourne Scholarships Program is one of the most generous and comprehensive in Australia. Not only do we offer scholarships for outstanding academic achievement, we also provide access to students who might not otherwise have the chance to study here.
There are a number of equity scholarships available through the University’s scholarship program including:

MELBOURNE ACCESS SCHOLARSHIP
Benefits: A total allowance of $13 500 for the normal three-year duration of an undergraduate degree (excluding honours).

NATIONAL EQUITY SCHOLARSHIPS
Benefits: Tuition fee-exempt Commonwealth Supported Place, valued up to approximately $30 500.

INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIPS
Benefits: Annual allowance for up to four years of an undergraduate degree.

MILDURA ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS
Benefits: Up to $15 000 for the normal three-year duration of an undergraduate degree (excluding honours).

For these equity scholarships, students are reminded to submit a scholarship application through VTAC by Friday 18 October 2013 (5.00pm). This application is separate to the SEAS application which closed through VTAC on Tuesday 8 October 2013.

There are a range of other scholarships available at Melbourne which have different application requirements and closing dates. For more information, visit:

RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The University of Melbourne’s residential colleges offer financial support in the form of scholarships, bursaries and employment opportunities to help students fund their college experience.

FACULTY SCHOLARSHIPS
Many faculties have specific scholarships and benefits for students applying to their courses. Students are encouraged to check the website of their preferred course for more information:

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

2014 UQ sporting scholarship applications now open. Closes 31st October 2013

The University of Queensland (UQ) and UQ Sport, in partnership with the Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland and The Clem Jones Group, are pleased to offer sporting scholarships to outstanding athletes enrolled at UQ each year. 

Scholarship holder benefits include:
  • financial assistance
  • free access to UQ sporting facilities
  • academic support
  • free education programs
  • access to high performance support services
  • access to the athlete's lounge 
In 2014 the following scholarships are on offer:
Check out the new frequently asked questions page
Tel: 07 3346 6243
E-mail UQ: sportscholarship@uqsport.com.au

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Release of Year 12 students results and OP's

Online release

All results contributing to the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and OPs and FPs will be available in students’ learning accounts on the Student Connect website https://studentconnect.qsa.qld.edu.au from 9 am on Saturday 14 December 2013.

Students must know their Learner Unique Identifier (LUI) and password to log in and check their results. Students will be able to access their results more quickly if they have previously activated their learning account.

Students have been issued with their LUI numbers, however if you have misplaced your LUI number, you can find it on your One School Home Page.

Mail out

Students will begin receiving their Senior Education Profile in the mail from Monday 16 December 2013. Depending on individual student’s circumstances and results, each profile will comprise one or more of the following documents:
 • QCE
• Tertiary Entrance Statement
• Senior Statement
• Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Career Training Institute Study Options 2014

There is a new and exciting training opportunity for year 12 school leavers.  This program has been developed based on feedback from industry and geared towards what school leavers have told us they are looking for after year 12.

Key results shows
  • Many students simply do not know what they want to do
  • Have not had enough exposure to life to know where their interest or passion lies
  • Students wanted a gap year and travel  but do not have the financial means to cover this
The Solution

A combination of Diploma qualifications which can be completed over a 12 month period and will involve travel and work experiences.  Students undertaking this program will complete either a double or triple diploma in:
  • Diploma in Travel / Tourism, Hospitality and Management
  • Diploma in Hospitality and Events
 Advantages 
  • Students will gain formal qualifications and understanding of industry in major employment areas
  • Holding the double or triple diploma can pathway into University if they choose to study further
  • Choosing to study at University and gain credit, reducing time and costs at University
  • Exposure to these industries may assist students in finding their ideal career pathway
  • Students will have the opportunity to travel in a safe, secure and educationally enlighten manner
  • Students will gain the skills to enable them to obtain part time work in the interim or whilst at university.
  • Experience personal growth, maturity  and  self esteem as you are exposed to the world and other cultures
  • Vocational placement within various departments of the Watermark Hotel & Spa, Gold Coast.
Opportunities

On successful completion of their course students will have the opportunity to apply for the following positions
  • One year internship at Disneyworld Florida
  • USA summer camps
  • Working in Ski fields – Australia, America/Canada and Europe
  • Working holiday England, - pre arranged jobs in UK hotels
  • Working in accommodation properties in Malaysia.
 Expressions of interest are now being taken for the double and triple Diploma courses starting February 2014. Contact the Career Training Institute of Australia on 07 5564 9044 for your scholarship application pack. You can visit their website at www.ctia.edu.au

ADERG Competition

THE BRIEF

Design a cover for an imaginary issue of DG magazine with the theme: Famous Designers.
Download the Call for Entries.

The SUBJECT can be, for example:
  • From any era.
  • The work of one or more designers.
  • The work of a group of designers that constitutes a particular style or movement.
  • A generic sub-group of design (such as fashion, graphic, typography, industrial, performing arts etc.)
The IMAGERY may include:
Emphasis on the style of a particular designer or group of designers.
A portrait of the designer – but this is NOT mandatory.
Examples of the work, e.g. iconic designs, stylistic references, etc.
All entries must use the templates supplied by DGi Media (Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop).

Templates can be downloaded here.
It is important that all of the graphics are the entrant’s own work. Images may be sourced from third parties
but they must not be used “as found”. Entrants should use photo-imaging techniques to create unique cover images.

PUBLICATION OF RESULTS
The results will be published online here at the ADERG Channel.
www.dgdesignnetwork.com.au/aderg

PRIZES
The prizes will be announced at:
www.dgdesignnetwork.com.au/aderg

WHO CAN ENTER?
There are two divisions:
  • University & College Division (Tertiary)
  • Secondary School Division
 COLLEGE (TERTIARY) DIVISION
The competition is open to all students attending a certificate, diploma or degree course at an
 Australian tertiary institution: University, TAFE or private college.
The subject being studied may be any of those included in the Art & Design Education Resource Guide (which means any art or design discipline).

SECONDARY SCHOOL DIVISION
The competition is also open to students in years 10-12 at secondary schools in Australia.
The rules are the same. The schools section will be judged separately.

COPYRIGHT
One of the most important conditions of the competition is that the entries must be entirely the work of each entrant.
If stock images, clip art or any other ‘third party’ items are included, the sources should be noted.

CONDITIONS
The copyright of the entries remains with the entrants, but DG International Media Pty Ltd reserves the right to use the designs to promote the competition (in this or subsequent years) or to promote the
Art & Design Education Resource Guide, ADERG Course Guide or ADERG Channel. The entries may also be published in a digital or other medium in connection with the competition or as part of any other publication by DGi Media.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRIES CANNOT BE RETURNED
DG International Media Pty Ltd, competition promoters or sponsors are not liable for any consequential costs, loss or damage arising from entry into or association with the DG Student Design Competition.
Entrants must ensure that their design does not contain any material for which copyright releases have not been obtained.

ENTRY FEE
There is no entry fee.

ENTRIES should be sent to:
DG Student Design Competition 2014
DG International Media Pty Ltd
PO Box 10 Ferny Creek VIC 3786 Australia

Finalists for the DG Student Design Competition 2013 are online at the ADERG Channel:
http://www.dgdesignnetwork.com.au/aderg/dg-student-design-competition/

Applications Now Open for 2014 AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarships

The AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarships are available for outstanding current or future Indigenous students studying an eligible engineering or other eligible mining-related degree in 2014.

 
The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) and BHP Billiton are working together to identify enthusiastic, capable and driven Indigenous students interested in successfully completing a degree in an eligible engineering or mining-related discipline, with a motivation to work for BHP Billiton in the future.
 
This is a unique and highly attractive opportunity to learn from experts, develop a global network of colleagues, attend world class training and build exceptional skills and expertise. 
 
The AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarships will cover: 
  • payment of residential accommodation, meals and other expenses at a university residential college of your choice, up to a maximum of $20,000 per annum paid directly to the college;
  • an annual stipend of up to $2,000 per annum for text books and other materials, or other education-related expenses such as field trips;
  • a living allowance of up to $6,000 per annum;
  • an allowance of up to $2,000 per annum for compulsory fees;
  • opportunity to apply for the BHP Billiton Iron Ore Undergraduate Program (i.e. vacation internship) and the BHP Billiton Graduate Program (following successful completion of degree); and
  • ongoing professional development and career pathways events with AIEF.
 Students studying the following degrees may be eligible:
  1. Engineering - Chemical
  2. Engineering - Civil
  3. Engineering - Control Systems
  4. Engineering - Electrical
  5. Engineering - Environmental
  6. Engineering - Geotechnical
  7. Engineering - Mechanical
  8. Engineering - Mechatronic
  9. Engineering - Metallurgy
  10. Engineering - Minerals Processing
  11. Engineering - Mining (Open Cut) (Minerals Processing or Metallurgy)
  12. Engineering - Mining
  13. Science - Earth (Geology) (Geology/Geoscience, Earth Sciences, Science/Applied Science with major in Geology/Geoscience)
  14. Science - Environmental (Environmental Science/Health, Environmental Management, Science with major in Ecology or Environmental Studies)
  15. Science  -  Hydrology (Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering)
  16. Science - Spatial (Surveying)
  17. Other mining-related degrees as approved by AIEF.
 Important: Applications for 2014 are now open and will close on Friday, 27 September 2013. 
 
For more information please visit our website at www.aief.com.au  or contact us at applications@aief.com.au 

Finishing school? Now what? Please do not have a career by accident!

The following is written by Nigel Phillips and taken from the careerlifecollege blog. A link is provided at the bottom of the page:


Recently I had a client whose first degree was in nursing because they really liked helping people - but they dropped out because they didn't like the shift work.

Their second degree was in psychology, a natural progression from nursing, however, they couldn't handle statistics and so they never finished.

A third degree was in graphic design, the opportunity to be creative was always a strong motivator but finding a job proved difficult.

Then something unusual happened - they blinked, and eight years flew by and they found themselves still working in records administration a job they started just to pay their way through nursing.

Many people think that they don’t need a career plan because they already know what they want to do, don’t see it as a priority or don’t want to spend the money.

However, in the above example, how much is eight years of your life worth?

At this time of the year, especially, don’t let your Final Year result decide what you will do in life and don’t be too busy doing urgent things to avoid doing ‘important’ things – like career planning.

Have a look at the statistics:

• 34% of first year university students drop out;
• 17% of TAFE students drop out;
• 39% of traineeship students drop out;
• 28% of apprentices drop out; and
• up to 20% of persons don’t want to work in the area they’re qualified.

“Career by accident” is experienced by up to 80% of Australians.

This message is particularly important for parents, where their influence alone accounts for up to 70% of the career choice of their children.

The fact is that with all the good intentions of parents throughout Australia unacceptably high numbers of students are still dropping out of courses and career pathways.

The tragedy is that the biggest cost is the loss of self-esteem and motivation that often accompanies dropping out.

The good news is that there are some excellent career programs and support available both through the school and through private providers.

The antidote for career by accident is to learn how to self-manage your own career and it is a good time to start now as you consider your VTAC preferences.

Applying for the right course the first time could save you a lot of time, money and anxiety.

8 Tips to Avoid Career by Accident

1. PAUSE – for a minute. Don’t just choose a particular course or career path now because you have to. Take the time to plan your career.

2. EXPLORE – your career options. Find at least 3 ways that you can explore your career options now. These may include using the web, meeting with your career teacher or visiting an industry association. Remember there is no point choosing a course you want to do if it doesn’t lead to a career that you want to do.

3. EXAMINE – your career path options in terms of how closely they align with your needs, values and what you want for your future. Clarify what is important to you, the lifestyle you want, the location and other conditions that your ideal career will provide. This process will help you to identify your career path priorities.

4. DEFINE – your education and training options. There are many ways to enter just about every career so it is important that you consider your options carefully. Don’t just look at Uni, consider TAFE, traineeships, apprenticeships, interstate courses and courses offered by private providers.

5. CONSIDER - part time versus full time study options, your personal learning preferences, preferred study locations, cost and living expenses and the environment where you are most likely to succeed.

6. FEEL GOOD – use as many strategies as you can to really know what your preferred course and career options feel like. Go to open days to research the campus and course. Try to talk with ex-students you know who are studying the courses you’re interested in. Ask yourself, “What will it feel like to study here?” and “Will it optimise my chances of being successful?”

7. ACTION – don’t just plan it, do it. So many people just think about what they’re going to do but never get around to actually doing it. Ensure that you write down step by step what you need to do and by when. Just do it.

8. ASK FOR HELP – seek assistance if you find the process a bit scary. Make an appointment to see your career teacher with your parents or see a professional career advisor.
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Art and Design Education Research Guide

Deciding what to study and where to study just got easier with the publication of the first edition of the ADERG Course Guide. And it’s free!


The ADERG Course Guide is a digital extension of the annual print edition of the Art & Design Education Resource Guide, providing an interactive resource to assist in your search to find a creative course.

The ADERG Course Guide contains comprehensive information to creative courses at universities, TAFE/VET and private colleges in Australia. You’ll find everything you’ll need to assist in your search for a course in:
• Graphic Design;
• Digital Media;
• Animation;
• Performing Arts;
• Music;
• Photography;
• Industrial Design;
• Fashion Design;
• Ceramics;
• Film/Television/Audio;
• Illustration;
• Built Environment;
• Interior Design;
• Fine Arts, and more.

One click takes you to an institution’s website. No more hunting around too many websites than you have time to explore. It’s all here; in one place.

The index provides rapid access to all of the institutions in the ADERG Course Guide. The addendum in the last pages connects you to a wide range of professional associations and industry organisations.

Download the ADERG Course Guide 2013 here: http://www.dgdesignnetwork.com.au/forms/ADERG-Course-Guide-2013.pdf

RAAF Camp For Girls


Tertiary Education Scholarships for the Youth Assistance Fund

The Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund can assist with scholarships for those commencing or continuing their tertiary studies in 2014.
 

The scholarship applications are assessed by a “merit and means test” process and are provided to assist youth to achieve their goals in their chosen field.
Initial enquiries regarding eligibility can be directed to the Fund’s Office on 40516590.
Applications can be obtained from the Fund’s website at www.fnqyaf.org.au .

Applications close 31st December 2013.

Refer to their Facebook page – Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund.

Austalian Catholic University Early Achiever's Program

ACU recognises that students have more to offer than their academic results. Our Early Achievers’ Program (EAP) considers the contribution students have made to their community through school or workplace, local community organisation, culture, sport and/or a religious group. The Early Achievers’ Program is now open with applications closing on the 21st October. Students can register online at www.acu.edu.au/eap .

ACU encourages students to apply for this program if they meet the following eligibility criteria. One of the biggest benefits of the program is that successful applicants receive an offer well ahead of the usual tertiary admissions announcements.

Careers in Flowers and Foliage

Are you interested in a career with flowers?

There are many career opportunities associated with the Australian cut flower and foliage industry, which involves a number of connected components, from growing the plants all the way through to selling the final products to the customer. In this industry, you can choose from a diverse range of working environments, from the farm to the laboratory, classroom or retail business, and become a part of a professional chain that is committed to the delivery of quality floral products.


If so, please visit http://www.flowersqueensland.asn.au/assets/files/Projects/Career%20Guide/index.html 

Monday, 9 September 2013

James Cook University Update

Accommodation

Students need to consider where they will live when they are applying to a university. JCU has an Accommodation Service that can assist with the varied on- and off- campus accommodation options available.  And getting in early means students (and often their parents) have the peace of mind of knowing where they will live.  On campus applications for 2014 are open now.  For more information, click here

Important Admission Dates and information

27th September - Absolute due date for Medicine & Surgery, Dental Surgery, Veterinary Science and Physiotherapy online applications to QTAC.  Applicants who do not apply by this date will not be considered for these competitive courses.  This is also the on-time due date for all other courses.   Student can still apply after this date for all courses except Medicine & Surgery, Dental Surgery, Veterinary Science and Physiotherapy, however higher fees will apply.  

30th September - Absolute due date for JCU written applications for Medicine & Surgery, Dental Surgery, Veterinary Science and Physiotherapy.  Written applications must be received by September 30 for you to be considered for a place in this course. Applications postmarked after this date will not be accepted.  These applications are available here.

25th October 4pm - Prediction of Academic Achievement (Medicine & Surgery applicants only) must be received by fax by this date.  Applicants will be selected for interview on the basis of their written application and the prediction of academic achievement.

For more information, or for assistance, visit the Student Centre

Spread your wings and study Business at our JCU Singapore campus

Enrol in our Bachelor of Business from 2014 and students receive the opportunity to study abroad and spend up to two teaching periods at our Singapore campus continuing their undergraduate studies. Another reason why 89% of our Business graduates are employed within six months of completing their degree... Study online, on-campus or overseas!

School of Education - New degrees and teaching facilities

From 2014, students will be able to choose from three new Education courses: Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Education Primary (Majors in Physical Education and Special Needs) and Bachelor of Education Secondary (Majors in Physical Education and Vocational Education). These courses are designed to meet the requirements of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT), allowing graduates to teach across Australia and overseas.
JCU has invested heavily in the new School of Education facilities at our Townsville campus, including
• 150 seat collaborative (active) lecture theatre
• 72 seat flat-floor active learning space
• 48 seat collaborative teaching laboratory
• 48 seat collaborative wet teaching laboratory
• 36+ seat flexible flat-floor seminar/conference room
• Peer-to-Peer learning centre.

Revamped Engineering Programs

Commencing in 2014, JCU’s School of Engineering and Physical Science will be introducing Minors within our Bachelor of Engineering programs. With the support of Engineers Australia all 5 Engineering Majors (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Chemical & Computer Systems) will now become more flexible, allowing students to customise their degree. A range of minor streams (including Sustainability, Mining and Minerals, Asset Management, Mathematics, Infrastructure and Planning and more) will be available for students to choose from, depending on their interests and their future career orientations.

TAFE Try a Trade Day - 23rd September 2013

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Have your say and win an iPad mini!

QSA is offering Year 12 students the chance to win an iPad mini.

To be in the running, simply log into your learning account before 31 August 2013 and complete the quick online survey.
You'll need your LUI (Learner Unique Identifier) and password to log in. If you don't know your LUI, ask your school for it.

Check your personal and enrolment details

While you're in your learning account, don't forget to check your personal and subject enrolment details. If any information is missing or incorrect, talk to your school or VET provider.
In December, the QSA will post your results to the home address listed in your learning account, so it's important to let your school know if your address has changed.

Conditions of entry

  • The competition is open to all Year 12 students in Queensland in 2013.
  • To be automatically entered into the draw, you must successfully log into your learning account with your LUI and password between 1 June 2013 and 31 August 2013 and complete the online survey.
  • You will receive one entry into the draw if you complete the online survey. Logging into your learning account more than once will not increase your chances of winning.
  • The competition closes at midnight on 31 August 2013. Students who log in to their learning account after this date will not be entered into the competition.
  • There are three iPad minis to be won.
  • iPad mini winners will be drawn on 6 September 2013.
  • Prize winners will be notified by mail, telephone or email as soon as reasonably possible and will be announced on the Student Connect home page.