Future Pathways News 24 March 2017

Considering a Career in Medicine or Dentistry?

Are you in Year 12?

You need to sit the UMAT (Undergraduate Medical Admissions Test) on 26th July 2017. This is the only date for the year.

Registrations are already open and will close on 2 June 2017. Details on how to register can be found here: https://umat.acer.edu.au/register

University and Tertiary Pathways Showcase

On Monday 27 February our Year 12s attended the annual University and Tertiary Studies Expo at Beerwah State High School.

Representatives from Sunshine Coast University, Queensland University of Technology, Australian Catholic University, University of Queensland, Bond University, Griffith University, University of Southern Queensland, Central Queensland University, TAFE QLD East Coast and Defence Force Recruiting made presentations on life at university, financial support and living away from home.

The Showcase was a great opportunity for students to explore course options, scholarships and possible pathways.

The Defence Force was also on hand to provide the latest information regarding recruitment processes, the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and job opportunities.

We will continue to have guest speakers from various tertiary institutions to assembly, and have our own Careers and University Expo on 3 August 2017 along with the various University Open Days and Expos available throughout the year.

Students are, of course, very welcome to pop into the Future Pathways office at any time to discuss ideas and ask questions on possible courses and pathways after Year 12.

QUT Information Evening on Subject Selection for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Careers

When: 27 April 2017

Where: This event will be held in Gardens Theatre, X Block, QUT Gardens Point campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane.

Time: 4:30pm – 8pm

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/subject-selection-for-stem-careers-2017-registration-32908617561

Find out which subjects in senior high school prepare you for successful studies at QUT in Science, IT, Engineering, Mathematics, Health and Education.

This free careers evening provides excellent information for high school students who are considering university studies in STEM fields and want to get ahead in their career prospects.

Information on STEM courses, QUT’s admission processes, bonus points and degree-specific assumed knowledge is presented along with comprehensive subject selection information.

The evening will also include a mini careers fair with current QUT students from the faculties of Health, Science and Engineering, Education, Business, Law and Creative Industries available to answer questions on degree options and student life at QUT; as well as offering tours of the $230m Science and Engineering Centre.

Information sessions

  • Science degrees presentation (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science and Environmental Science)
  • Health Science degrees presentation (Exercise, Medical Imaging and Radiation, Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Optometry, Paramedics, Pharmacy, Podiatry and Psychology)
  • Information Technology degrees presentation
  • Engineering degrees presentation
  • Mathematics degrees presentation

University of Queensland Presentation at Assembly to Year 11 and 12

Sebastion Marx from the University of Queensland presented a very informative talk to our Year 11 and 12 students on Monday 20 March. Sebastion covered such aspects as how to pick the best course for you, student support, housing, clubs, work/life balance and highlights of each of UQ’s 3 campus’.

Sebastion will return in June to talk to our Year 10 cohort on subject selection and fulfilling university pre-requisites and assumed knowledge. He will also be available to talk to and answer any burning questions our Senior students may have at our Careers and Tertiary Study Expo in August.

University of Sunshine Coast Parent’s Lounge

Have you been to USC’s Parent Lounge yet? This online resource connects parents of high school students on your child’s journey to higher education. Get lots of tips and trick along the way on how to best prepare and support students.

Visit www.usc.edu.au/parents and sign up to the newsletter today.

School Based Traineeship Vacancy

Suncity Travel Caloundra

Certificate III in Business Administration – 1x position

Type of position: This position is seeking Trainee Administration Assistant for a Travel Agency in Caloundra who is happy to complete administration duties and learn the travel consultant’s role. Also takes initiative, works effectively both independently and within a team.

REQUIREMENTS ARE: Must have genuine interest in the work, be punctual, positive, and quick learning attitude. Must be an Australian Citizen/Resident. Genuine interest in this career pathway. Applicants require a Police Check.

Must be currently enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12 for 2017.

Benefits of an Apprenticeship:  Earn and learn whilst finishing school on the job training:

Certificate III in Business Administration.  Mentoring and Support if required.

How to Apply: See Mrs McKee in Future Pathways