The Careers Department Highlights



For all important dates and events regarding careers, view the Calendar of Events.

  • Understanding Animal Behaviour
    Weekend Course – Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March.
    Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. More information.

  • QUT Advice Night
    Year 11 students and parents are invited to join staff online on Tuesday 21 March to find out more about course and career planning, how to apply, resources to support students through their studies, and life as a uni student. Register now.

  • START QUT Information Webinar
    Do you know a Year 11 student interested in studying a university subject in Semester 2, receiving a selection rank adjustment, and gaining potential credit towards a future degree at QUT? We’re hosting our START QUT Information Webinar on Tuesday 28 March. Register now.

  • QUT Engineering Our Future
    Join us at our Gardens Point campus on Saturday 25 March for an engineering experience day. For students in Years 4–12, it will open their eyes to a possible career path in Engineering. Find out more.

  • Create For A Day at SAE
    SAE Brisbane is opening its doors on Saturday 15th of April for Create For A Day, a one-of-a-kind full day program where students can come to our campus and work on inspiring creative projects in the fields of Animation, Audio, Film, Games, Design, Songwriting & Music Production. Yr 10 - 12 only. All workshops are run at the same time, therefore only one workshop can be attended by an individual. *Lunch included. Tickets are limited and going fast, don’t miss out! Get your ticket here

Careers, Courses and Universities Newsletters

Options Career Information Bulletin

Access all bulletins here.

Options Career Information Edition #4

Study Work Grow

Open days, information sessions, competitions, scholarships and career related newsletter.

There's some useful information in links below:

SWG 6.3.23 EditionSWG 13.3.23 Edition

Interesting Articles about Pathway Options and Future Careers

Latest School Based Traineeships for Year 11

Current vacancies can be found on the Traineeship Vacancies Notice Board.

These change on a weekly basis as new positions become available.

Students who cannot find anything that appeals to them in these vacancies need to source their own employer.

Defence Force Information 

Check the Defence Force website for Gold Coast events.

Women in Defence Virtual Information Session
Register for virtual attendance on 21 March 2023.

Defence Force Work Experience Program

The Defence Work Experience Program provides opportunities for young Australians interested in a career at Defence to gain exposure to the type of work that is available.

Opportunities are available for both secondary students and you must be at least 15 years of age at the time of the placement.

More Information

Registered Training Organisation Courses

Students in Year 11 can apply for external study options to enhance their career options.  Students need to ensure they have good time management skills to cope with the workload. 

GeSS Educationcourses and pathway options.

TAFE and Trade options fill fast and so students need to apply ASAP to secure a place in their desired course.

Gold Coast Trade College pre-apprentice courses for 2023. (Download the enrolment form and transport permission form).

Guides for Parents

The following guides are available to help your child with career investigation and decisions: