Pathways/Careers Information

Sunday 29 Sep 2019 by Pathways@Redlands

Welcome to Careers/Pathways 2019 Term 3

Pathways Advisor: Margaret Smith


Phone No: 32860232

Check out the Pathways/Careers website:  www.redlandscollegecareers.

Scholarship Options:

This will be added to as new ones are known.

QUT Updates:

School holidays: see campuses and find out about getting into QUT

Students considering QUT can visit us during the school holidays to tour the campuses, collect course information and attend a seminar about applying to QUT, upgrading pathways, life as a university student, study costs and more.  Register now for Get Ready for QUT.

Apply now for university experience program—START QUT

START QUT gives students the best chance of finding a course they’ll enjoy by trying out university subjects while they’re in high school. Applications are now open and close on 31 October. Read more about the program and a day in the life of a START QUT student.

Help with decision making

It’s a big decision choosing what to study at university. To help with finalising QTAC preferences, students can attend a career workshop, take the Match My Skills quiz, complete the Kickstart Your Career online course, or make a face-to-face or phone appointment to get their questions answered. Find out more on the Need help deciding website.

Upcoming events

There are school holiday design workshops for students who love to think of new ideas, design and create

Apply for scholarships

Applications for many scholarships are now open. Now is the time for students to explore the opportunities and apply for any that are relevant.
Take a look at QUT Excellence Scholarships (academic and creative industries), Sport ScholarshipsWestpac Young Technologists ScholarshipEquity Scholarships for students facing financial hardship, or check out the full range.

Information about entry to QUT in 2021 and beyond

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications (including VET qualifications) we will consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. To find out more about how the changes will affect high school students and advice about selection ranks visit the Starting uni in 2021 and beyond website. 

UQ Updates

Public Health Hackathon

Teams of Year 11 and 12 students will work together to solve a contemporary health issue facing Australia. Teams will be briefed on the issue on the day of the competition, and will race the clock to prepare a recommendation, which will be presented to a panel of public health experts from both UQ and government.

Event Details

  • Competition day: Monday 30 September 2019
  • Awards evening: Thursday 3 October, 5pm - 7pm

Register by this Friday 13 September:

Discovery Sandbox (school holidays program)

UQ Idea Hub Sandbox is a two day workshop (9:00am - 3:30pm) designed for Year 7 to Year 12 students. This hands-on program focuses on fostering an entrepreneurship mindset, to support the participants to be better learners, leaders and professionals. Students will learn how to identify complex problems and design impactful solutions.

This workshop has evolved into two days to include outside activities, more interaction with entrepreneurs and the university life. The next session will be held on the 25th and 26th of September. More information and tickets can be found here.

Scholarships for studies in Western Civilisation

Thirty scholarships of approximately $30,000 per year for the duration of the program are planned to be offered to students commencing studies in Western Civilisation in 2020. Students will be able to study Western Civilisation in two ways - as an extended major in the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) or in the new Bachelor of Humanities/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) dual program.

Scholarship criteria and processes are still being finalised, however interested students can register their details here to be provided with information once confirmed. In the meantime, an outline of the curriculum can be viewed here.

Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP)

Do you have students looking for alternative pathways?

Applications are now open for the January 2020 intake of the Tertiary Preparation Program which is delivered by UQ College. The program will commence on 20 January 2020.  

This 28 week program is a pathway to The University of Queensland where students can increase their rank and obtain relevant prerequisites for their degree of choice.   

Applications close December 20, 2020.

Discover more


Griffith University Updates:

Personalised Q&A sessions 

If your students have questions about studying at Griffith, our study advisers are here to help this school holidays. Talk to us about Griffith degrees and what you can study, admission pathway options, support services and facilities, general admission information and how to apply. Book a 30-minute one-on-one Q&A session at our Nathan or Gold Coast campus, or over the phone.

Excludes weekends and Public Holidays.

Where and when
Griffith University Nathan and Gold Coast campuses
Monday 23 September – Friday 11 October 2019
10 am – 4.30 pm

» To book a Q&A go 

Parents and families guide 

Parents and families provide essential support when their children are thinking about further study after high school. Knowing the available options and being well informed can help make the selection process and transition to tertiary education much less daunting for all involved.

With that in mind, Griffith has created a dedicated website and downloadable online guide for parents. Full of tips and other useful information, the guide is a must-read for any parent or guardian helping their teen make the move to university.  

» To find out more and to view and download the guide 

NEW PROGRAM: Bachelor of Business Innovation 

Offered at Logan campus, the new Bachelor of Business Innovation is based on entrepreneurship, innovation and community. Students will study the foundations of business as core subjects and learn what they mean for business through a series of applied industry-integrated activities.

The degree is designed to ensure students graduate with a strong network among their cohort as well as extended ties to the community and industry organisations. With fast-track options and extensive hands-on learning experiences, this flexible degree will see students graduate with adaptable skills across a broad range of business environments. 

» For more information,

BusinessPLUS scholarships now open 

Griffith Business School has opened its suite of BusinessPLUS scholarships for students in Year 12 considering a degree in business or government from 2020. These scholarships reward potential as well as excellence, so students are encouraged to investigate their eligibility on a basis beyond grades alone.

The three BusinessPLUS scholarships being offered are Academic Excellence (OP 1-8, worth $15,000-$20,000), Transition Scholarship (OP 9-14, worth $7,500-$10,000), and First Peoples Scholarship (worth $15,000-$20,000).

Students are invited to contact us on 1800 677 728 for assistance with their application.

Apply by Monday 16 December (QTAC offer round 1) or Monday 3 February (QTAC offer round 2) for Trimester 1, 2020. » for more information. 

Admission pathway into engineering 

Griffith University is offering prospective students an admission pathway into engineering by sitting the Aptitude for Engineering Assessment (AEA) this September. Successful applicants will be offered admission into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering.

The AEA is a two-and-a-half-hour multiple choice test that assesses a candidate’s aptitude to think scientifically, solve quantitative problems, critically analyse information and display interpersonal understanding.

The exam, which costs $150 to sit, is open to both school leavers and mature applicants.

Register by Friday 20 September.

Where and when
Griffith University, Nathan and Gold Coast campuses
Saturday 28 September
9 am – 12 pm 

If you are in regional Queensland, you can take the exam online.

» Register and find out more


USQ (University of Southern Queensland) Updates:

USQ launched a number of new scholarships for school leavers with the aim of keeping them in the region.

School leavers who achieve an OP of 1-2/ATAR 97.5 will automatically receive a  scholarship package valued up to $29,000, including an optional study abroad package and leadership development.

Students with an OP 6/ATAR 90 or above will be awarded a  scholarship package valued up to $20,000 and OP8/ATAR 85 or above will be awarded up to $6,000. There are no caps to the scholarships available, as long as students put USQ as their first preference on QTAC, they will receive the award.

Future Community Leaders Scholarships are still available to students, however, due to high demand the closing date has been extended until 15 September.

USQ Television & Radio Two Day Experience

Date: 23 - 24 September
Years 10 - 12
USQ Springfield

Register now

This is an opportunity for students to produce their own Television or Radio show. Places are limited to just 35 school students (25 Television and 10 Radio) and are booking out fast. Don't miss this fantastic experience on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 September 2019 during the school holidays.

USQ Inspiring Health Two-Day Experience

Date: 3 - 4 October
Who: Years 11 - 12
Venue: USQ Ipswich

Register now

The Inspiring Health Experience is designed for those who have an enthusiastic interest in the industry and future aspirations to study:

Places are limited to just 80 school students (20 students per industry), to engage with USQ academics, current students and our industry partners. The experience will outline some of the opportunities and the future needs the industry is facing, and give attendees a chance to experience the USQ facilities and the industry first-hand.

Monday 30th September 

Monday 30th September

Tuesday 1st October

Tuesday 1st October

Tuesday 1st October

Wednesday 2nd October

Thursday 3rd October

Friday 4th October


Aspiring Entrepreneurs Weekend

14-15 September 

RCC in partnership with Bop Industries

Redland City Council is keen to identify Redlands Coasts' next generation of innovative creators and entrepreneurs, and provide opportunities for them to develop their skills and broaden their horizons.

This weekend event is especially for youth who:

  • are riding the wave of innovation either in or outside of school
  • are running their own business or looking at setting up a business
  • have a ‘creative mind’ and are ‘smart thinkers’

Book your space by midnight Friday 13 September 2019

Cost for the Weekend: $20 per person

More information and Bookings:

Bookings are essential

Torrens University Updates

School Holiday Workshop
CO.STARTERS 24 Hour Generator


Sign up here:

Day in the Life - Design

Workshops in Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Digital Media, Game Art and Gaming

Day in the Life - Business

Workshops in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Sports Managements and Event Management.

Day in the Life - Health

Workshops in Nutrition, Beauty and Sports Development

USC – University of Sunshine Coast

Did you know they have a campus at South Bank?

It’s focus is in the area of degrees in Business.  Check out the options here: