From the Careers Office

Dr David Short, Careers Counsellor

QTAC Applications

If you’re a 2021 Year 12 student, and you would like some assistance with your QTAC application, send me an email ([email protected]) or call into Studies.  I am available in the office Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.


Bond University

Scholarship applications close 5 September!

With our last round scholarship application deadline fast approaching, I wanted to remind you of the key details for you and your students.

Bond University’s Scholarship Program encompasses a range of full-fee and part-fee tuition remission scholarships available to future leaders and provides them with access to an exceptional educational experience. Bond University scholarships are awarded to the best and brightest all-rounded students who have excelled academically, or in the areas of leadership, community, and sport. Scholarships include:

  • Bond University Indigenous Scholarship – up to 100% tuition remission
  • Sport Scholarships – up to 100% tuition remission
  • Excellence Scholarship – 50% tuition remission
  • Transformer Scholarship – 50% tuition remission
  • Leadership Scholarship – 25% tuition remission
  • Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship* – 100% tuition remission
  • Vynka Hohnen Scholarships (WA only)* – 100% tuition remission

*Applications for these scholarships closed on 1 August so no further applications can be made.



University of Queensland (UQ)

Guaranteed minimum ATAR thresholds 2022

UQ Admissions has released the guaranteed minimum ATAR thresholds for majority of programs for 2022 entry. The final selection thresholds will be determined in January 2022 and may be lower than the ATARs listed within. For more information:

Gatton Open Day new date 12 September

Register now for UQ Gatton Open Day on Sunday 12 September from 9am – 3pm to meet teachers and current students of agricultural and veterinary science. Register here:

Engineering, Architecture, Design and Computing Experience Day

Explore, play and discover what it’s really like to study engineering, architecture, design and computing at UQ. Join us in-person on Saturday 11 September 2021.

Tour our labs and facilities and gain advice from students, lecturers and academics. There’ll be food trucks, live demonstrations and giveaways!  Register here:

The Macoun Family Scholarship in Finance

This scholarship, established in 2021, aims to assist female students coming from non-metropolitan Brisbane State Schools to study the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) (BAFE).

Five scholarships of $12,500 per year for up to four years are awarded. Work experience opportunities may also be available with organisations associated with the Macoun Family.

Closing date is 10 December 2021.

Discover more:


University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Scholarships Information Evening

Students and their parents are invited to our online Scholarships Information Evening where they’ll hear from current students who have received a scholarship or bursary to help with their uni studies.

There are so many scholarships and bursaries available, it’s just about knowing where to start. We’ll take everyone through the different types of scholarships on offer and provide tips to help your students ace their application.

When: Thursday 16 September via Zoom

Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Who should attend: Parents and students in Years 12



University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Early Offers

It’s August already! Do you know what that means? Students are already receiving  USQ Early Offers for 2022!

With the completion of a USQ Head Start course or a recommendation from their Principal (or Principal’s delegate), students can receive a conditional offer from USQ for a place in their desired program before they receive their ATAR results. These conditional offers will continue to be made to students until October 2021.

And don’t forget, in the midst of this excitement, eligible Year 12 students can receive an automatic  USQ Academic Excellence Scholarship when they put USQ as #1 on their QTAC application, and achieve an ATAR of 84+! More details are below.

2022 Residential Colleges Accommodation

Offers to live on-campus at USQ Residential Colleges for Semester One, 2022 will be sent on 1 September 2021. The offer email will include important information relating to fees, the rental period and the due date for acceptance of the offer.

If an offer is received for a catered room, students will be able to choose either the 7 meals, 14 meals or 21 meals package.

Find out more at:


University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Students and their parents are invited to our online Headstart Information Evening where we’ll take them through everything they need to know to get started at USC.

Headstart gives Year 11 and 12 students a real university experience and sets them up for their future, allowing them to study first-year uni subjects and receive credit to take time off their degree.

USC will cover the cost of the first course and additional courses are only $400, so your students will also save money on their full degree.

When: Tuesday 14 September via Zoom

Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Who should attend: Parents and students in Years 10-12.  Register at:



University of Melbourne (UM)

Access Melbourne 2022 briefing webinar

Access Melbourne is our guaranteed entry and scholarship scheme for domestic undergraduate applicants from a range of social and economic backgrounds, to help them reach their goals and fulfil their potential. It takes students’ personal circumstances into consideration under these eight application categories when applying to Melbourne.

  1. Disadvantaged financial background*
  2. Resident of a rural or isolated area*
  3. Difficult circumstances*
  4. Disability or medical condition*
  5. Recognition as an Indigenous Australian
  6. Graduate of an under-represented school
  7. Non-English speaking background
  8. Mature-age consideration (non-school leaver entry pathway)

The University is excited to announce a significant expansion of our Access Melbourne equity program and selection methods to welcome more students, from a range of diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds, than ever before.

For 2022 entry, we’ll be assessing *study score consideration in addition to ATAR for students eligible for application categories 1-4. Further criteria includes achieving a (raw) VCE study score of at least 35 in one or more of the VCE Unit 3/4 subjects (or equivalent) specified for their course(s) of interest, and providing a personal statement outlining their career ambitions, motivation and the future benefits for their community from them undertaking their preferred University of Melbourne course.

Join us for a briefing on 26 August, 11am – 12pm AEST, and have your questions about the scheme answered by our team.

Register to attend:


Australian National University (ANU)

ANU Webinar for Students

The sessions for students will cover a range of topics, including information about what happens next with their applications and offers, a student panel Q&A with current ANU students, and staff from ANU Engagement & Success to speak about support services at ANU.

The student sessions will begin on Monday 30 August and run each afternoon at 4:00pm throughout the week (all times AEST).

  • Monday 30 August: ANU Application Information
  • Tuesday 31 August: ANU Student Panel Q&A
  • Wednesday 1 September: ANU Application Information (repeated session)
  • Thursday 2 September: ANU Student Support Services
  • Friday 3 September: ANU Application Information (repeated session)

More information about the sessions and the registration link can be found at



Architect for A Day – Free event – Calling all Grade 10, 11 and 12 students looking to study architecture!

The Australian Institute of Architects are once again running the very popular Architect for a Day event for high school students. This year, we are excited to run this free half-day creative workshop at the BOND university’s Gold Coast Campus on the 10th of October, and on the Sunshine Coast at the University of the Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs Campus on the 9th of October. The students at your school are very welcome to register to attend and explore the possibility of studying architecture when they graduate high school.

Architecture is one of the most influential professions in our global society. It influences the way in which the built environment is planned, designed, made, used, and maintained. Architecture brings together the arts, environmental awareness, sciences, and technology. As an architect, you play a vital part in shaping the environment in which we live.

The Architect for a day event allows high school students the opportunity to ask questions to university representatives about studying architecture and build your own model according to a real design brief.  Students will enjoy:

Speaking with current students, graduates, academics and practitioners about architecture, design, planning, and sustainability pathways.

Learning through making with dynamic and fun activities including model making and design sketching

Hear from architectural practitioners who will provide an insight about what it is like to be an architect day to day

This event will have representatives from the Queensland architecture and design schools (Bond University, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology and The University of Queensland, Torrens university and the University of the Sunshine Coast) present to provide information about the selection of relevant university programs.  Register here:


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