Student Opportunities



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Defence Force

Rockhampton Defence Careers Information Session 21 September  

Consider a career like no other and represent Australia with pride in the Navy, Army or Air Force.

Head to our upcoming info session to speak with current serving members and ask your questions.

Is a career in the Australian Defence Force for you?

Please note: Staff will be adhering to up to date health guidelines. Booking are essential and spaces are limited.  Registrations close on Monday 21 September at 3pm.

  • Monday 21 September
  • 6pm – 7pm
  • Rockhampton Leagues Club
  • Cnr George and Cambridge Streets
  • Register now


University Opportunities

Extending the USI to higher education

The Australian Government is extending the Unique Student Identifier (USI) to higher education students, starting in 2021.

What is the USI?

The USI is a single unique identifier for a student’s education journey.

When will the USI be introduced to higher education?

The USI will be introduced gradually, with students who are commencing their studies in 2021.

By 2023, all higher education students will need to have a USI if they expect to receive their award in 2023 or beyond. This includes all students who started before 2021, as well as, all international onshore students.

Continuing students may obtain their USI anytime between now, and 2023.

What do students need to do?

Students who are commencing study in 2021 are encouraged to:

  • check if they already have a USI (from previous vocational education or training); or
  • get a USI as soon as possible;
  • provide their USI to their Tertiary Admissions Centre or Higher Education Provider when requested.

If a student is applying for Commonwealth Financial Assistance (HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, OS-HELP, SA-HELP) a USI must also be recorded on their Commonwealth Assistance Form (CAF or eCAF).


ICHM (international College of Hotel Management

Please view the presentation video for ICHM to find out more about their Degree.

Please contact Mrs Copping if you require any further information.

JMC Academy

The resilience, adaptability, vision and heart of our creative industries will be on display during our Online Open Day on Saturday 15 August, challenging perhaps your own expectations of where the industry is headed in terms of growth and renewal. You’ll meet some of our current students and Alumni as they talk about their journey from passionate creative to a sustainably employed creative.


Overview of University Virtual Open Days


Start QUT 

START QUT gives you the best chance of finding a course you’ll enjoy by trying out university subjects while you’re in:

  • Year 12
  • Semester 2 of Year 11.

You can trial potential study areas, experience the university lifestyle and learn about the differences between high school and university. You’ll be part of the student community and attend lectures, tutorials or workshops with other QUT students.

Get the real QUT experience and set yourself up for future success.


University of Queensland

Enhanced Studies Program, UQ  

Students currently completing Year 11 (in the year of application), in all Queensland state and non-government high schools and colleges1, including on-shore international students and students studying the Diploma of the International Baccalaureate who:

  • are high academic achievers gaining at least a ‘B’ cumulative average (or equivalent)2,3 during Semester 1, Year 11, and
  • can participate in ESP during first semester of Year 12, and
  • are confident the extra study will not negatively impact their Year 12 studies, and
  • have gained support and permission from their parent/guardian and their school to take on the additional workload.

Students can only complete one ESP course with UQ.

To determine if ESP is right for you, refer to the 2020 ESP Rules and Guidelines and the frequently asked questions.



Don’t miss the Apply to CQUni webinar on Tuesday, 22 September 4 – 5 pm AEST.

During the webinar discuss:

  • TAC applications and direct applications
  • course preferences and how to order these
  • offer rounds and key dates
  • options to accept or conditionally accept your offer
  • changing your preferences
  • enrolling into your course
  • HECS and more

SUN Program, CQUniversity

Start Uni Now (SUN) is a CQUniversity initiative that allows students in Year 10*, 11 and 12 to study CQUniversity units whilst still in high school. A ‘unit’ is the word used to describe something similar to your school subjects.

You can enrol in a range of CQUniversity units, either on-campus (face-to-face) or by online study (online), and combine them with your regular high school work.

*Year 10 students are eligible for Term 3 (November) intake only.


Griffith University

Griffith Film School Experience Week 

  • 21 – 25 September 2020
  • Five-day intensive program
  • 10 am – 4 pm daily on our South Bank campus
  • Cost: $350 (including GST)
  • Lunch provided daily

The Griffith Film School prepares the next generation of filmmakers, animators and game designers for creative and exciting careers in the global industry.

Our Experience Week is tailored to current Year 12 students considering future tertiary study at the Griffith Film School.

During the weeklong program, participants will choose a study area (Animation or Film and Screen Media Production) and be taught by our highly skilled, industry connected teaching team and gain theoretical and practical skills.

Participants will also complete a piece of work for their creative portfolio and get a feel for what it’s like to study at the Griffith Film School on Griffith’s vibrant South Bank campus.

Participants will choose a study area of focus: click the link to find out more and to register: school

Virtual Open Day

This year, we’re doing Open Day differently. Our Virtual Open House gives potential students the freedom to explore our degrees, student life, and support services from home, as part of our interactive online event from 14 July to 1 October.

Students will have 24/7 access to dynamic virtual study booths, information and on-demand presentations. Plus, each week, we’ll shine the spotlight on a different study area, with live sessions every Tuesday and Thursday, 4-6 pm. Our GriffithLIVE sessions will feature one-on-one chats with study area experts, live webinars, virtual classes and more. For further information and to register your interest please refer to the following web page

Guests At-School, Griffith

GUESTS At-School is an excellent opportunity for motivated senior high school students to experience Griffith University by undertaking up to two courses (subjects) while completing Years 11 and 12. With study options in the sciences and health, courses align with the senior school curriculum and can provide credit transfer toward related Griffith degrees.


Scholarships and Awards

Sisters of Mercy Scholarship 

The Rockhampton Sisters of Mercy established an annual scholarship of $5,000 for the tertiary education of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student. The scholarship recipient will be chosen from applicants who are enrolled in Year 12 at a Catholic Secondary College in the Rockhampton Diocese and who are accepted into a university degree course.

  • The student must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.
  • Studying at a Catholic Secondary College within the Diocese of Rockhampton.
  • Intending to study at university

See Mrs Copping for more information.


Peninsular Development Road, Scholarships 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is offering two tertiary scholarships in 2021 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students, with a traditional or historical connection to country around the Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR), Cape York Peninsula. These scholarships are part of the Cape York Region Package Stage 2 (CYRP) and the delivery of the Peninsula Developmental Road projects.

Applications opened on Friday 17 July and close Friday 18 September 2020.

More information can be found at


The Australian Youth Aerospace Association (AYAA) is excited to announce that we will be making 20 scholarships available! These scholarships, proudly supported by Raytheon Australia, will be rewarded to deserving students around Australia. We hope these scholarships, of $1000 AUD each, will reward student’s interest and engagement in the aerospace industry.

The application process and portal will be made available on our website from 17 August until 14 September. To find out more about the scholarships please visit


2020 John Koowarta Reconciliation law Scholarship 

The 2020 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship are now open.

Please note that the closing date for receipt of applications is COB, 8 September 2020.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact at the Law Council on (02) 6246 3788 or by email at


Scholarships for Term 2 2020 at CQUniversity 

BHP Scholarship for Indigenous Students $40 000

CQID Scholarship $5000


Bond University

Bond University offers one of Australia’s most generous scholarship programs, featuring a range of full-fee and part-fee scholarships awarded to the best and brightest applicants. Scholarships are designed to reward and recognise students who have excelled in the areas of academia, leadership, community and sport; including but not limited to:

  • Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship – 100% tuition remission
  • Bond University Indigenous Scholarship – up to 100% tuition remission
  • Sporting Scholarships – up to 100% tuition remission
  • Excellence Scholarship – 50% tuition remission
  • Leadership Scholarship – 25% tuition remission

Applications are currently open and close on:

Sunday, 9 August  for Vice Chancellor ‘s Elite Scholarship applicants
Sunday, 6 September  for all other scholarship applicants

How do students apply?

Step One  – Complete the Bond University Study Application Form at

Step Two  – Complete the Scholarship Application Form at  by the earliest closing date relevant to the scholarship(s) they are applying for.


Bond University Scholarships, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Applications for Bond University’s Indigenous Scholarships are now open online and close Sunday, 6 September, 2020.

These scholarships, valued up to 50% of tuition fees for any single undergraduate degree (excluding the Medical Program) or 100% tuition for any diploma program, are awarded to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who have demonstrated extracurricular involvement, leadership potential and academic achievements.

More info at:

2020 QATSIF Young Indigenous Leader awards

Attached is the nomination form for our 2020 QATSIF Young Indigenous Leader awards.  These awards recognise a current Year 11 or 12 QATSIF student who has been an outstanding leader within your school community. These awards close at the end of Term 3, so that we can get the medallions and certificates out before any Annual Awards evenings.  If your school is having an awards ceremony this term, please get your application back ASAP and make a note of the Awards Ceremony date on your application.


QATSIF Scholarships now open 

Our Round 12 QATSIF QCE Scholarship portal will open from 9am on Monday, May 11.  It will remain open until at least Friday, August 7 for you to upload any new scholarship applications for your current Year 10s or 11s.  Please remember that your Year 11 QATSIF students do not need to reapply for Year 12 as they have a two year scholarship.  The only time that a Year 11 QATSIF student would need to reapply for Year 12 is if they were a put in as replacement student for a Year 12 student.


WIN News Scholarship

Applications are now open for the WIN News Scholarship in partnership with the prestigious The Walkley Foundation.

This unique opportunity provides aspiring journalists the fundamentals for a dream career in media, gaining first-hand newsroom experience.

For more information and to apply, please visit:


Human Rights Commission Indigenous Graduate Program, Rockhampton, Brisbane and Townsville

We’re proud to announce the launch of our new Indigenous Graduate Program.

This is a first for us at the Commission. The program is aimed at building human rights capability among Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduates in Queensland.

Applications are now open for the 2020 program. There are three positions available: a law graduate position in Brisbane, and two positions for graduates in any discipline (one in Rockhampton, one in Townsville).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary graduate job opportunity with Queensland Human Rights Commission.

The Brisbane position is only for graduate law students however Rockhampton and Townsville positions are open to all graduate disciplines.

Queensland Human Rights Commission

For more info or to apply, head to


RSL Scholarship

If your parent served in the ADF, you might be eligible for a scholarship to support your tertiary studies and help you achieve your career aspirations. RSL Queensland Scholarships provide financial support to students who have overcome challenges in their lives and demonstrated their determination to gain a tertiary qualification.

This annual scholarship program administered is through the Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT). Applications for the next round will reopen in August 2020. For more information visit the AVCAT website.


2020 Gallipoli Descendant Scholarship

Calling all ANZAC descendants we have $6000 Gallipoli Scholarships available for first year 2020 Uni and TAFE students. Open to direct descendants of WW1, WW2 and the Korean War. Plus, Australian service men and women serving in Malaya and Indonesia between 1948-1966