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Careers and Jobs

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Career programs

Year 10 students engage in a Work Experience Program with VPG and Career Connect pastoral care program with embedded units from CareerCEO leading to a Certificate I.

​Career information

ADFA: Australian Defence Force Recruitment Process

  • Can apply at 16 ½ but can’t join until 17 years old
  • Must be an Australian citizen
  • 3- Step Process as follows:

1. YOU (Your Opportunities Unlimited) Session

  • Relaxed and informal
  • Bring birth certificate (preferable)

Consists of Career counselling (3/4 hour), Aptitude test (computer based – 1 hour), Medical questionnaire with nurse

A list of jobs for which you can apply are generated from the aptitude test.

Can be booked via:

  • Phone: 131901
  • Online: www.defencejobs.gov.au
  • In Person: Defence Recruiting – 118 Macleod Street, Cairns

2. Assessment Day

  • Interview with psychologist
  • Medical Officer – go through questionnaire and physical test
  • Job Interview
  • If applying for an officer level, there will be leadership questions and further interview with Officer Selection Board including oral presentation.

3. Fitness Test

  • Occurs one month prior to joining – can do practices

Different standards for female/male and between Navy/Army/Air Force

Minimum Educational Requirements

General Entry

  • Non-Technical – Year 10 Maths and English (exceptions may apply)
  • Technical (Trades/Apprentices) – Year 10 Maths, English and Science (exceptions may apply)

Officer Entry

Officer – Year 12 Maths, English and 3 other Authority/General subjects

ADFA (Australian Defence Force Academy)

  • Student to be on an OP/ATAR pathway
  • Apply through both Defence Force (can start process at 16 years) and UAC (University Admissions Centre – UNSW)

Year 11 students

There is an excellent career opportunity for Indigenous students at QANTAS for a School Based Trainee in Customer Service.  Check out the LINK right.

Students can apply online or forward your resume to Mr Harland at mharl21@eq.edu.au

Qantas have a strict police/security check that is required for the successful candidate. These candidates will need to ensure they have the below documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • School Photo ID
  • Medicare Card
  • Bank Card
  • Bank Statement

Interested applicants to apply by COB 15th February 2019.

Links

Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority (QCAA)

My QCE - Student Portal Account

All students must have a My QCE Student Portal account in Year 11 and 12.  This is where final results and your QCE are released to at the end of Year 12.  You will need your LUI to set-up your account.  The school emails this to all students at the start of Year 11 and 12. 

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC)

Australia’s National Career Information Service

Job Guide

Australian Jobs

Study Assist

My Future My Life (for Students with Disability)

Seek Career Resources

My Future My Plan

My University

Australian Apprenticeships

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Last reviewed 10 March 2021
Last updated 10 March 2021