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Pathways to your dream job

There are many pathways you may follow to get to your dream job. Check out the link below for one successful woman's story.

Entrepreneur Tanya Williams

Tertiary study- headstart

Check out the link for information on how, from term 3 of year 10, you can start studing units from university degrees while you are still at school!! These are then able to be credited to your degree if you decide to continue on with your university studies.

SUN Brochure - Start Uni Now

School student work hours

Did you know that students are restricted to working a maximum of 12 hours per week during school times? Check out the link below for all the details on daily and weekly limits.

Restrictions on children working in Queensland

Blue card application

For those needing to apply for a Blue card, follow the link

Working with children Blue Card


Finding a casual job

Out of all Year 9 & 10 SCCC students who have casual jobs, NOT ONE was found advertised in the newspaper...

60% were not advertised at all- with students finding opportunities by speaking to friends and family, or approaching the business directly.

This really highlights that if you are looking for work- tell people, tell anyone and everyone you want a job. Be proactive- approach businesses, volunteer, show interest in what they do. Put yourself out there...

ATAR explained

Check out the link below for a great explanation of the new ATAR system. 


QTAC explains the new ATAR system 

Traineeship Opportunities

Check out the 'Job Vacancies' (under the student tab), for traineeship opportunities

Year 10 /11 High School Health Careers Program

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS) - Clinical Education services High School Health Care Careers Program is an opportunity for Year 10 and 11 students to gain practical experience and knowledge to develop their understanding of the broad range of health industry professions offered at the THHS. Students will be provided with an overview of all clinical careers and may choose one of three professional workforces - Allied Professionals, Nursing or Medicine. Students within each professional group will rotate through a variety of experiences including simulated clinical practices and a focused guided tour. Each group is faciliated by an experience health professional who will provide them with the opportunity to discuss their own career goals. The hands-on experiences are designed and delivered by experienced clinical educators who actively engage the students in a variety of activities reflecting the daily tasks associated with their chosen professional workflow. The students will use the same simulation training equipment as clinical staff. If you are interested in attending a one day workshop, please contact the Careers Officer for further information.