Tertiary Studies Expo

The 40th Annual Tertiary Studies Expo incorporating the QLD Work & Skills Expo TSXPO is on this weekend Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July, at the RICC, Brisbane Showgrounds.

The combined events provide senior students a “one-stop, study shop” with access to local and interstate exhibitors and free seminars over the weekend.

  • Meet with organisations from around Australia offering hundreds of study, training and career options.
  • Choice of seminars to attend during the expo.
  • Enter the competition for a chance to win a $1000 JB Hi-Fi voucher.
  • Get expert advice on study support, financial assistance, scholarships and enrollment procedures.
  • Explore GAP year opportunities
  • Discover student accommodation options available.
  • So come along and discover What’s your next career move!

Transport –
Travel to the event via Translink with Student Fares! All fare prices can be viewed at Translink.com.au.

A list of Queensland Uni Open Day happening in 2021

If you’re in Year 12 University Open Days are a great way to check out specific courses and campuses. Yep, even virtually

If you’re in Year 12 and have 2022 on your mind, heading along to a university open day could equip you with the clarity needed to narrow down your pathway options.

Sitting in on lectures, chatting to course co-ordinators and meeting real-life undergraduates are some of the intro activities that generally go down, although like last year, loads will have virtual options too.

Here, we’ve listed the universities hosting info days in 2021 so you can start prepping questions, schedules and which lecturers to stalk. We’ll continue to review it as updates are announced.


Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, August 7 Virtual sessions, August 7-8

Bond University, August 7, Virtual session, July 24

CQ University, July 31 and August 14 (virtual)

Griffith University, August 8, Virtual sessions, July 12 – August 20

James Cook University, September 14 (virtual)

University of Queensland, St Lucia, August 1 (virtual offering too), Gatton, August 15

University of Southern Queensland, Ipswich, August 8, Springfield, August 8, Toowoomba, August 15, Virtual, August 22

University of The Sunshine Coast, July 18 (virtual)

Queensland University of Technology, July 24, Virtual session, July 25


A reminder that applications for some Undergraduate Scholarships will be closing

A reminder that applications for some Undergraduate Scholarships close in the first week of August. If you are intending to apply for a scholarship, check the information about the application process and closing date.



Australian Catholic University (ACU)

ACU Guarantee ¬– accepting your offer

ACU Guarantee offers for 2022 have now commenced. We wish you the best of luck, and hope you are able take your Year 12 exams knowing you have secured an offer to study at ACU.

Below is some further information for what to do after you receive your offer. Haven’t applied for the program yet? You still can – apply now to be assessed for entry to ACU based on your Year 11 results and receive an early offer. Applications close 24 September.

How and when will I know if I am successful?

As soon as your offer has been made you will be notified via email.

For most courses, you will be notified after each of the fortnightly offer rounds.

Please note: competitive courses may not provide any offers until the final rounds in late September and October.

You will also be notified if your application was not successful as you may then choose to change your preferences and re-apply through ACU Guarantee until the application deadline (24 September). Alternatively, you can still apply through QTAC.

I’ve been successful in securing my place at ACU, now what?

In addition to continuing to complete Year 12 and confirming any relevant prerequisites for your course, you will need to accept or defer your offer. All unactioned offers will expire.

To accept your offer, you will need to enrol in your first semester units for 2022. Enrolment instructions will be emailed to you directly prior to enrolment opening from early October 2021.

Applications close

Friday 24 September 2021

Apply now: https://www.acu.edu.au/study-at-acu/admission-pathways/acu-guarantee


Bond University

Bond University is accepting early applications from year 12 students via the following link – https://apply.bond.edu.au/

This application is completely free, will take 10-15 minutes and you could receive an offer for university study in 2022.

There is no obligation to accept this offer – this is just an opportunity for you to put another option on the table alongside your QTAC etc. offers and decide later in the year.

Bond also has a range of scholarships available which I’d encourage you to have a look at.

The first scholarship deadline is approaching on August 1st.


Griffith University

Hope you are all looking forward to the games in Tokyo.  Griffith are so excited to have 34 current students and 9 alumni competing as a part of the Australian Olympic Team and we are still waiting on our final Paralympic numbers. While we are looking forward to so many of our athletes competing at Tokyo, it’s time to get ready for the next generation coming through.

The Griffith Sports College are holding an elite athlete Webinar on Thursday 22 July 4:30 – 5:30pm.  This webinar is designed to assist any elite athlete looking to study at University.   The webinar will be hosted by Olympic Gold Medallists Duncan Free and Naomi McCarthy from the Griffith Sports College and will also feature some of our elite athletes currently studying or recently graduated from Griffith.

The webinar is for elite athletes and their families considering study at University and will provide information on:

  • Griffith Sports College as the lead University for elite athlete support in Australia
  • How Griffith Sports College provides support to help athletes balance their elite sporting and academic life
  • Griffith Sports Scholarships
  • Gaining entry into the Griffith Sports College to join nearly 600 other elite student athletes
  • Information from current elite student-athletes on how they benefit from the Griffith Sports College

For more information please see the attached flyer or the details of how to register below:

Visit: https://www.griffith.edu.au/open-day


Open Day – Griffith

Open Day On campus. Sunday 8 August 2021, 9 am – 2 pm. Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses to meet our expert staff and student ambassadors, listen to information sessions, participate in demonstrations, see displays, take a lab or campus tour and get your questions answered.


University of Queensland (UQ)

See UQ from every angle

Whether attending in person or online, students at Open Day can:

  • meet lecturers, researchers and current students
  • get advice and answers to their uni questions
  • take a physical or virtual tour of our beautiful campus and world-class teaching facilities
  • join seminars and watch on-demand content to explore their interests and study options.

Running both on campus and online, St Lucia Open Day is on Sunday 1 August (9am to 3pm), and Gatton Open Day is on Sunday 15 August (9am to 3pm).

Register at: https://future-students.uq.edu.au/open-day



University of Sydney

Students can immerse themselves in University life, meet experts in their field and learn about study and admission options. Hosted on the Camperdown/ Darlington Campus and Online between 10am – 4pm.   Register at:  https://www.sydney.edu.au/study/events-for-prospective-students/undergraduate.html?campaign=2022_preference&source=email&area=university&a=careers-advisor&type=o


RMIT Open Days

RMIT Next Fest is a month-long festival of virtual and face-to-face events for your students to discover a taste of what studying at RMIT is truly like. They can connect with academics, current students and future employers, explore our cutting-edge facilities, and immerse themselves in student life experiences on campus.

Next Fest Experience dates:

  • Digital Experience: 1 – 31 August
  • Physical Experience:

– Bundoora campus, Sunday 1 August, 10am – 4pm

– City campus, Sunday 8 August, 9:30am – 4:30pm

– Brunswick campus, Sunday 8 August, 10am – 4pm

– Bendigo Flight Training, Sunday 15 August, 10am – 3pm

– Point Cook Flight Training, Sunday 22 August, 10am – 3pm

Staying safe on our campuses at Open Day: Across our campuses, RMIT’s COVIDSafe protocols are in place to protect the safety and wellbeing of all visitors, staff and students.

Students can register today to unlock what’s next this Open Day. https://openday.rmit.edu.au/



Marcus Oldham College

Our Virtual Open Day is scheduled to run on the 1st of August from 10am – 4:30pm AEST. We are asking any interested parties to register at https://marcusoldham.vic.edu.au/open-day

During registration, students will be asked what course information sessions they would like to attend, and a personalised schedule will be sent closer to the day.

On the day, Marcus Oldham lecturing staff will be available for one-on-one or small group Zoom chats with potential students to talk about the courses, their circumstances and career goals as well as answer any questions they may have.

While it was not feasible to have an in-person Open Day this year, we do plan on holding a hybrid in-person/virtual event in 2022 and we are happy to take visitors on small group tours through the College at any time throughout the year.



Gold Coast Defence Trade Careers Information Session

Look to the Australian Defence Force for a trade career with a difference.

A trade role in the Australian Defence Force will see you working on some of the world’s most advanced military technology and equipment.

Learn about trade careers in the ADF and the comprehensive training they provide. Join us for an info session and speak with current serving members about their own experience and advice.

Please note: Staff will be adhering to up to date health guidelines.  It is highly recommended you book as soon as possible to avoid missing out- places are strictly limited!

Date: Thursday, 22nd July

Time: 6.00pm

Address: Defence Force Recruiting, 14 Edgewater Court, Robina

RSVP: https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/events/event/S4CJ5OT

GAP Year

The Australian Defence Force offers a number of Gap Year opportunities in the Navy, Army and Air Force. The number of Gap Year roles and eligibility requirements can sometimes be confusing! Our Careers Promotion Team will be holding a virtual information session open to Career Advisors and School Staff across Australia to provide you with all the information you will need to equip and support your students wanting to experience a Gap Year with the Australian Defence Force.

The Information Session will cover:

  • The Gap Year Application Process
  • Education Requirements and Entry Options
  • A chance to chat to current serving ADF Members and ask them any questions
  • The Gap Year roles available

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm (AEST) Date: 28 July 2021

Please register via the link: https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/events/event/QQ3S7RU

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