Dr David Short, Careers Counsellor
Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
Can 2021 Year 12 students apply for EAS based on the impact of COVID-19?
Year 12 students whose studies have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 should, in the first instance, work with their school and QCAA for any Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (AARA) available within their specific circumstances.
The QTAC Educational Access Scheme (EAS) is open to all year 12s whose studies have been impacted by COVID-19. Each EAS applicant must make a case based on their individual circumstances and supply all the supporting documents normally required for the category in which they are applying.
To see some examples of COVID-19 related circumstances that are considered in different EAS categories.
For EAS case studies, coversheets and a comprehensive list of FAQs see here: https://www.qtac.edu.au/educational-access-scheme/
Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Upcoming ACU webinars for future students: We’re running a range of webinars throughout the year to help students with their study options. Register online: https://www.acu.edu.au/study-at-acu/future-student-events
Tuesday 7 September: 6 – 7pm
Study at ACU: Entry and pathways to ACU
Tuesday 5 October: 5 – 6pm
Talk with Teachers
Wednesday 6 October: 5 – 6pm
Talk with Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Physiotherapists
Thursday 7 October: 5 – 6pm
Talk with Exercise Scientists
Wednesday 9 December: 12 – 1pm
Study at ACU: Pathways to ACU
2022 Year 12 guaranteed early offers – Bond University
Did you know that you can apply directly to Bond now and receive a guaranteed early offer for 2022*?
Applying online to study at Bond University is free, easy and can be lodged anytime with your Semester 1 Year 12 report. We encourage you to lodge your application directly as soon as you have an idea of what you would like to study. Apply now at bond.edu.au/apply.
*Offers are conditional on the completion of Year 12 and prerequisite requirements and excludes the Bond Medical Program.
Scholarships: Bond University offers one of Australia’s most generous scholarship programs. Applications are open now for scholarships including the Excellence, Leadership and Indigenous Scholarships and close on 5 September. Check your eligibility at apply direct at bond.edu.au/scholarships
Introducing Bond’s Personal Open Day!
Personal Open Day is all about your students – their passions and ambitions – and is their opportunity to see how Bond can help them to realise their full potential. Year 11 and 12 students can access this exclusive experience by reserving their spot, and we’ll be in touch to create a fully personalised itinerary. Learn more: https://bond.edu.au/personal-open-day?
Griffith University upcoming Experience Days.
Suitable for Year 11 and 12 students, our Experience Days give students a feel for life at Griffith University and include campus tours as well as hands-on interactive sessions dedicated to different study areas.
To attend, your students will need to register on the link below. They must also select the interactive sessions they wish to attend as places are limited.
Students can race drones, learn about the birth of artificial intelligence, build a trebuchet, deconstruct a film script, use a news camera and even play computer games developed by Griffith graduates.
Register now: https://www.griffith.edu.au/engage/experience-days
Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee
Lock in your study plans sooner with Griffith University’s Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee: If you’re a student from Queensland or New South Wales undertaking the QCE, IBD or HSC you may be eligible to receive an offer to study at Griffith before ATAR or IB Diploma results are released. Choose from over 60 degrees across a wide range of study areas and submit your QTAC application before the 15th of October. Approved applicants will receive an offer by the 19th of November. For more information visit: https://www.griffith.edu.au/apply/guaranteed-admission-scheme/early-offer
Griffith University has introduced key changes to English and Maths prerequisite subjects for domestic students’ university entry applications. Search the course you are wishing to study at our Degree Finder. There are more than 600 scholarships available to new and continuing students based on a variety of areas. Further details are available here: https://www.griffith.edu.au/scholarships
GRIFFITH ENG Program 2021 – Applications are open
Applications for the 2021 intake into the GRIFFITH ENG Program are now open!
Griffith University is excited to offer Year 11 students the opportunity to take part in GRIFFITH ENG Program commencing in late 2021. The program is designed to encourage students interested in pursuing a career in engineering to study the equivalent of a first-year first trimester Griffith University course during their senior years.
GRIFFITH ENG is a two-stage program. Stage one, A Taste of Engineering, consists of an intensive Experience Day offered to Year 11 students, covering the practical components of various engineering disciplines. Students who successfully complete the Taste of Engineering will be invited to enrol in GRIFFITH ENG in Year 12 to continue with stage two of the program in Trimester 1, 2022. Stage two provides a foundation in the mathematical sciences for later studies in science and engineering. It is expected that students will be taking this course at the same time as Mathematical Methods in Year 12. The material in this Stage introduces basic vector algebra in two and three dimensions, matrices, complex numbers, probability and revises basic functions. Students who successfully complete this course and choose to study Engineering at Griffith will receive full credit for Engineering Mathematics 1 (1010ENG).
High school students who complete the Program can:
How to Apply:
Interested students can apply online at: griffith.edu.au/guests-at-school
Applications close on Friday 17 September 2021
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
A number of QUT Scholarships are now open for applications, including:
While the above scholarships require application forms, from 2022 you do not need to complete an application form to be considered for QUT Excellence Scholarships (Academic). All eligible students who complete a QTAC application in line with QTAC key dates will be considered for this award. Find out more about scholarships: https://www.qut.edu.au/study/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/corporate-partners-in-excellence-scholarship-commencing
University of Queensland (UQ)
Young ChangeMakers program for 2021
The University of Queensland is delighted to announce the launch of the Young ChangeMakers program for 2021. Formerly the Young Scholars Program, Young ChangeMakers is a new and refreshed on-campus experience for highly motivated Year 11 students.
The program presents an exciting opportunity for academic extension and enrichment for students with big ideas and ambitions, aimed to develop leadership, critical thinking, and innovation skills.
Important Dates: Applications Close: Sunday 26th September 2021
YCM Program: Tuesday 30th November to Thursday 2nd December 2021*
*Optional stay on Monday 29th November will be available (at cost) for students travelling from regional or remote areas.
The program cost of $420 includes all activities, meals and accommodation. Transport to and from UQ is not included. Fee waivers and travel bursaries may be available to assist students who would not otherwise be able to participate due to financial circumstances.
Further information: https://young-changemakers.uq.edu.au/
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
USQ’s Bachelor of Agricultural Technology and Management offers students extensive knowledge and skill acquisition in emerging areas of Agriculture. Developed with significant industry engagement, the multidisciplinary approach to this program maximises employability of USQ’s graduates in a large growth sector within the Agricultural Industry.
USQ’s Bachelor of Environmental Science combines a rigorous academic program with substantial industry-relevant field-based experience to establish a comprehensive approach to your learning. This program provides students a better understanding of the human impact on biodiversity whilst gaining invaluable knowledge on sustainable living.
Enquire with USQ about our year 12 Early Offers: https://www.usq.edu.au/study/apply/adjustment-factor-pathways/early-offer
University of New England (UNE)
UNE Early Entry: UNE Early Entry is open to all Year 12 applicants. Early Entry relies on your school’s assessment of your attributes and abilities.
Apply to UNE online
Apply now to secure your place for 2022 https://www.une.edu.au/study/study-on-campus/get-early-entry
RMIT’s Open Day Next Fest is now on Demand!
On Sunday 29th August our academics, student, alumni and industry partners all came together to deliver a range of live presentations, panels and workshops for our Next Fest Open Day. We hope that if you joined, you found the content engaging and informative for your students.
If you had any students who missed out or would like go back and watch recordings of all our awesome sessions, no need to panic! Our Open Day platform will be available for students to access and enjoy for the whole month of September!
Our range of on demand sessions include:
Find out more: https://www.rmit.edu.au/openday
Christian Heritage College (CHC)
What does your ideal career look like? Is it full of meaning, passion and purpose? Here at CHC we believe in connecting you to meaningful work that will impact the world. Teaching, Counselling, Business, Human Services, Philosophy, Ministry.
Early offer pathways are available so that you can secure your spot at CHC without the stress and pressure of ATAR results. For more information on our early offer pathways see https://chc.edu.au/early-offer/ . Scholarships available for Education, Social Science and Liberal Arts! Contact CHC for more information or join us for our Open Night on Oct 21, 2021. More information: https://chc.edu.au/
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