The Careers Department Highlights



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

  • King's Career Festival - 24 May 2023 at Reedy Creek Campus Auditorium
  • Study Gold Coast Careers Festival 1- 3 June 2023 at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre
  •  NYFA school holiday Teen Camps  1-week Film Teen Camp - Write, direct, shoot and edit your own film on our professional film set! 1-week Acting Teen Camp - Learn how to act by actually acting on set with a film crew! Each student will take home their own audition reel scene. Teen Camp Start Dates:  3 July, 10 July, 25 September

  • Weekend Condensed Aussie Wildlife Course Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. More information. Weekend Course - Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April

  • Career Pulse: Save the date Date: Wednesday 31 May Time: 8.45am – 3pm Location: UQ St Lucia campus Registrations opening in April. Years 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to participate in engaging and interactive career-focused sessions at UQ’s Career Pulse event, which will be held in-person at St Lucia campus in 2023. Find out more.

  • Experience UQ Skills Experience UQ Skills is a full day of hands-on, interactive workshops at UQ Gatton for years 9-12 students considering vocational study in agriculture, animal care or rural operations (including VETiS, certificates, diplomas and traineeships). Find out more. Date: Thursday 6 July Time: 9am – 3pm  Location: UQ Gatton campus

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Join space historian, Kerrie Dougherty, in the story of Australian early space tracking and the role of moonwatchers.  Free event on Saturday 6 May 2023 2:00pm - 3:30pmRegister here.

  • Brisbane Truck ShowThursday 18 May or Friday 19 May 2023Click here for more information and to register for attendance.

  • Experience UQ Skills is a full day of hands-on, interactive workshops at UQ Gatton for years 9-12 students considering vocational study in agriculture, animal care or rural operations (including VETiS, certificates, diplomas and traineeships).
    Date: Thursday 6 July 
    Time: 9am – 3pm 
    Location: UQ Gatton campus    Find out more   

Careers, Courses and Universities Newsletters

Options Career Information Bulletin

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Study Work Grow

Open days, information sessions, competitions, scholarships and career-related newsletter.  There's some useful information in the links below:

SWG 24.4.23 Edition

Pathway Options and Future Career Articles

Click on the buttons below to read about entry into a few different careers:

Guide to EngineeringBenefits of doing VET in schoolEntry into Veterinary ScienceEntry into Medicine

Latest School-Based Traineeships for Year 11:

Current vacancies can be found in the vacancy lists promoted on this site. 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

The Gold Coast Defence Force Recruiting Centre, Ground Floor, 14 Edgewater Court, Robina:

Army Reserve Night in Southport - 9 May @ 7pmTrade Careers Information Session - 17 May @ 6-8pmDefence Careers Information Session - 30 May @ 6-8pm

Defence Force Work Experience Program

The Women Experience Day takes place on 1 June from 8am to 2pm.  Any female students interested can register below.  This program provides opportunities for young Australians interested in a career in Defence to gain exposure to the type of work that is available.  Opportunities are available for Secondary students who are at least 15 years of age at the time of placement.

To Register for the Women Experience Day Click here for more information on the Women Experience Day

Registered Training Organisations - 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.  Enrolment form and transport permission

Guides for Parents

The following information is to help your child with career investigation and decisions.  Click on the buttons to view the relevant video:

1.  The Future of Work talks about what we imagine the Future of Work will look like and can help parents and family members think beyond the popular jobs of the past. It's our #1 career education video on this list.

2. Five Types of Motivation Factors - Do you know what drives you?  There are five common types of motivating factors, and knowing where you sit can be really useful.

3. Will Robots Take My Job - With a dramatic rise in AI, many students (and parents) are thinking about the future.  Worried your job might get replaced by a machine?  Technology is changing how we work - find out which jobs are most at risk and what you can do to future-proof your career.

The Future of Work Five Types of Motivation Factors Will Robots Take My Job