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.

Monday, 14 March 2016

QTAC Early offers in 2016

2016 brings a big change to how QTAC offers Year 12 students a tertiary placement.

Students will start receiving offers as early as 12pm, 18 November 2016, the day school finishes.

From this year onwards, if a student applies for a non-competitive course, there’s no need to wait until January for offers.

Students could receive their offer within days of applying.

Offers for competitive courses will still be made on major offer rounds. The first being 16 January 2017.

Over the coming weeks QTAC will be sending out more detailed newsletters on what other changes are coming (as well as what’s staying the same).

Note: Offers for non-Year 12 students are made from 3 August onwards. But as already stated, Year 12 students will only start receiving offers once they finish Year 12
Information about competitive vs non-competitive will be provided soon 

Sunday, 6 March 2016

ADF Gap Year applications are now open

Students can now apply to experience their Gap Year in the Navy, Army or Air Force

In one action-packed year you will:

·         Gain valuable skills and work experience,

·         Enjoy a good salary package plus free healthcare,

·         Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle,

·         Make friends with like-minded people.

The ADF Gap Year program is an excellent way for your students to experience military life and to gain a greater understanding of what's involved. On completion they can continue serving in the Navy, Army or Air Force, or offer the skills and experience they've acquired to an alternative career path

In 2017 there are 11 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery, and flight crew to logistics. Places are strictly limited and will only be open for a limited time so make sure your students are informed of this opportunity.

Things to know:

·         Details of all the Gap Year roles are available at this link.     

·         Employment commences early 2017

·         Applicants must have completed Year 12 and be aged between 18 and 24 as of 1 April 2017 (Navy), 31 May 2017 (Army), or 7 April 2017 (Air Force).

Visit this link to view videos about the ADF gap year.