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Australian College of Applied Psychology Info Session

Are you interested in studying Psychology, Counselling, Coaching, Case Management, Youth Work or Social Science? The Australian College of Applied Psychology has been delivering specialist courses in applied psychology since 1983 & is a leader in the field. They cover a broad range of courses including counselling, psychology, case management, coaching, social science, social work & youth work. At ACAP you will be supported & enriched by their hands-on approach to learning, as you master the skills required for a career that will make a real difference to people’s lives. To find out more, why not attend an information session where you will learn how ACAP can help you to change lives & make a difference, meet ACAP staff, academics & current students & discover the courses on offer, the ACAP campus, flexible learning options & the benefits of studying at ACAP.

When: Tuesday 8 May 2018,

Time: 12.30pm & 6.00pm

Where: East Tower, Ground Floor, 410 Ann St, Brisbane

To register go to www.acap.edu.au/future-students/info-sessions/.

https://www.acap.edu.au/future-students/info-sessions/

JMC Academy Open Day

Are you still undecided about how you want to spend the next one to two years of your study time? Do you want a preview of what your years after school might hold? Then this is your opportunity to get to know JMC Academy. Established in 1982, the Academy was founded to meet the demand for qualified professionals in the entertainment technology industry. After 35 years of education, JMC Academy remains Australia’s leading creative industries institution, offering degrees, diplomas & foundation certificates in Animation, Audio Engineering & Sound Production, Contemporary Music & Performance, Digital Design, Entertainment Business Management, Film & Television Production, Game Development & Songwriting. On the open day you will take a campus tour, undertake a focused overview on your course of interest, speak first-hand with current students, scholarship winners and the Heads of JMC Academy's Music, Audio, Animation, Game Design, Film & Television, Digital Design & Entertainment Business Management departments. You'll also be able to view student work, listen to bands, view student films and even see live audio & film production in action. 

When: Saturday 12 May 2018

Time: 10:30am -  2.30pm

Where: JMC Academy, 75 Grey Street, South Brisbane

For more information & to register go to www.jmcacademy.edu.au/events/open-days.

https://www.jmcacademy.edu.au/life-at-jmc/about-the-jmc-academy

Looking at a career in Fashion?

To gain entry into a recognised fashion design course, the first thing you need is an amazing portfolio. If you yearn to be a designer but your portfolio lacks pizazz, then help is on the way. Fashion Illustration for Beginners is a short course that is held in April & June over two consecutive Saturdays at QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct in Kelvin Grove. This course will provide you with the foundations for creating a portfolio of fashion illustration using industry-standard design software. Working with an industry professional, you will be guided through the process of developing a design portfolio - from concept development to finished illustration & presentation. Dates for the next courses are:

Saturday 2 & 9 June 2018

10.00am - 3.00pm

(Early bird registration until Saturday 5 May 2018)

Early-bird discounted fee: $375 (GST included).

Standard fee: $412.50 (GST included).

For more information & to register go to https://www.qut.edu.au/study/short-courses-and-professional-development.

https://www.qut.edu.au/study/short-courses-and-professional-development/short-courses/fashion-illustration-for-beginners.3

Are you interested in Geography, Maths, IT & the outdoors?

If this sounds like you, why not try surveying on for size?

Surveying & land surveying is the measurement & mapping of our surrounding environment using mathematics, specialised technology & equipment. Surveyors measure just about anything on the land, in the sky or on the ocean bed. They even measure polar ice-caps. Surveying is the perfect career for those who are good at maths, have an interest geography, science or IT & like the variety of being indoors & outdoors. It also helps if you have good organisational skills, are able to measure accurately, good at problem solving & working both individually & as part of a team. Register your details at The Surveying Task Force website & they will make enquiries about work experience placements in your area on your behalf. You could also ring surveying firms in your local area & ask if they have any placements available. Please note that depending on projects undertaken by the host firm, students may be required to hold a general construction induction “white card”, allowing access to building & construction sites. The training ensures compliance with safety & prevention regulations in the construction industry &, if required, needs to be done prior to your work experience placement. A range of online & TAFE courses provide this short course training. For more information or to register your details for work experience go to www.alifewithoutlimits.com.au/secondary-students/.

https://www.alifewithoutlimits.com.au/secondary-students/

ADF Gap Year applications for 2019 have opened.

A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force is not only a chance to experience what a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force could be like, but also to have a year full of adventure, new friends, new skills, leadership, & travel as well as get a feel for a military life without committing for a longer period. In 2019 there are 14 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery & even flight crew, plus this year they’re offering 30 Army Officer roles - places are limited.

· Army Officer - Closes 23 April

· Army Artillery Operator - Closes 23 April

· Army Infantry Soldier - Closes 14 May

· Army Driver - Closes 21 May

· Army Administration Assistant - Closes 21 May

· Army Warehouse Assistant - Closes 21 May

· Army Air Defence Operator - Closes 21 May

· Air Force Cabin Crew - Closes 7 March

· Air Force Warehouse Storeperson - Closes 28 May 

· Air Force Aviation Support Technician - Closes 28 May

· Air Force Airbase Protection & Security - Closes 4 June

· Air Force Administration Assistant - Closes 4 June 

Closing dates are driven by demand & may close sooner than listed. For more information go to www.defencejobs.gov.au/students-and-education/gap-year.

https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/students-and-education/gap-year

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is designed for Year 9 & 10 students with a desire to grow their love for science. The workshops are designed to help students make better informed decisions when choosing their senior level subjects & provide insight into various science, technology, engineering & maths fields.

What do the workshops cover?

The program for 2018 is currently being discussed & yet to be finalised. Here is a snapshot of the activities that ran in 2017:

· Outbreak! Finding Patient Zero – students become members of the Disease Rapid Response Investigation Team & work together to understand what causes disease & how it is transmitted through undertaking laboratory tests such as DNA extraction, electrophoresis, & staining and microscopy

· Robotics Workshop – students group together to construct & program a robot to solve a problem

· Measuring Exercise Capacity & its Application in Exercise Prescription – students learn how to assess a person’s aerobic exercise capacity

· Synthesis of Fluorescein – under the guidance of an expert scientist, learn how to chemically synthesise a fluorescent dye

· Plasma Balls Workshop – learn about plasma through plasma lamps & explore the concepts of electrostatics & oscillating electric fields

· And much more!

All activities are run under the guidance of expert scientists and academics. 

When are the workshops offered?

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a three-day event taking place between Tuesday 25 September – Thursday 27 September 2018.

Is there a cost?

Registration costs $150.00

Registration includes attendance at the three-day workshop, all materials, morning teas, lunches & a BBQ for the student & their guests on Day 2. Registrations close 30 August 2018.

The Science Experience is supported by Rotary International, & students are encouraged to get in touch with their local Rotary branch to assist with possible sponsorship to attend.

For more information or to register go to www.usq.edu.au/hes/outreach-and-engagement/the-science-experience or email Outreach.Engage@usq.edu.au.

https://www.usq.edu.au/hes/outreach-and-engagement/the-science-experience

Make the most of your work experience

Year 10 students undertaking work experience in term 2 may feel nervous at the thought of having to spend a week unfamiliar workplace. Here are some tips from a former work experience student to help you through:

1. Make a social connection

You can do this by being friendly & starting conversations with your fellow colleagues. Even if this feels a little uncomfortable at the start, it’s important to push yourself, because it will get easier.

2. Demonstrate your work ethic

Your work experience placement is a great opportunity to demonstrate what you are like as a worker, so give it your best shot & try as hard as you possibly can. Your colleagues will appreciate it & you may score a casual job or traineeship as a result!

3. Don’t be afraid to ask questions

By asking questions, you will show your work experience colleagues & supervisor that you’re genuinely interested in their work & are keen to learn.

4. Have a positive attitude

Another way you can stand out during your work experience placement is by going into your place of work with a positive attitude & showing enthusiasm for everything you’re asked to do.

Good luck!

https://social.usq.edu.au/study-work/2016/09/blog-lachlan-stand-out-work-experience

Discovering Engineering & Surveying

Are you interested in Engineering & Surveying? USQ offer annual events at Toowoomba campus where you have the chance to hear from recent graduates & professionals about these exciting & challenging industries. You will get to hear from & talk to USQ lecturers, alumni & professionals who will  give a comprehensive overview of the day-to-day tasks of their work, job prospects, university requirements, & more.

When: Wednesday 8 August

Where: USQ Toowoomba, West Street

Please email outreach.engage@usq.edu.au or contact (07) 3470 4295 for more information. 

https://www.usq.edu.au/hes/outreach-and-engagement/discover-engineering

Defence Force Work Experience

The Army Aviation Training Centre runs a work awareness program for students who wish to pursue a career in Army Aviation. Students will be exposed to a program of indoor & outdoor activities providing participants with an introduction into Army Aviation. Students may be placed in one or a combination of the following areas: - School of Army Aviation, - Army Aviation Systems Program Office,- Oakey Medical Centre,- Air Traffic Control - Emergency Response, - Weapons Training Simulation System, - Military Working Dog Section, - Rotary Wing Aircraft Maintenance School & Workshops. A fitness test conducted by a qualified PTI is also offered as part of the placement, but is only done so on a voluntary basis.  Whenever possible students will be given the opportunity to experience the helicopter simulators. Due to their heavy use this may not always be possible.

Upcoming dates for Oakey Barracks are 2018:

Monday 25 June - Thursday 28 June

Monday 17 September - Thursday 20 September

Monday 29 October - Thursday 1 November

Time: 8.00am - 4.00pm daily

 

Work experience is also available at Enoggera & Amberley Barracks throughout the year.

For more information or to submit an online application go to www.defence.gov.au/WorkExperience/.

Hot Tip! Don’t give one word answers to the questions on the application form. The more detailed answers you provide, the better chance you have of scoring a place!

http://www.defence.gov.au/WorkExperience/

QUT Parent Information Session

Helping your child to transition from school to university is much easier with the right information. If you're a parent or guardian of a senior high school student, you & your child are invited to the Parent Information Seminar where you will receive information on:

· making course and career decisions

· getting in to university

· life as a university student

· transition to university & support for students

· study costs & financial support

· resources for parents and students.

You’ll also have the option to attend a twilight campus tour with a QUT student before the seminar.

When: Tuesday 15 May 2018

Time: Campus tour: 5.15pm - 5.45pm 

Seminar: 6.00pm -  7.30pm

Where: QUT, Gardens Point Campus

You must register to attend this event. Registrations open in April 2018. Go to www.qut.edu.au/study/events/parent-information-seminar.

https://www.qut.edu.au/study/events/parent-information-seminar

What’s your Number?

Students considering university should apply early for a tax file number (TFN) even if they are not currently working. Once at University, students in a Commonwealth supported place who are eligible to defer their fee payment through HECS-HELP (to pay later through the tax system) must provide a TFN to their University or TAFE. To obtain a TFN students need to complete a Tax File Number—application or enquiry for individuals (NAT 1432) form online or print a hard copy. Students need to apply early as it takes up to 28 days to be processed. For more information call the ATO on 132 861 or visit www.ato.gov.au

 

Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Education Award

If you are interested in completing a university degree as well as training to be an officer in the Defence Forces, consider applying for the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra. Applicants to ADFA are eligible to apply for the ADFA Education Award. Up to 50 awards are presented to Year 12 students each year on behalf of the Navy, Army & Air Force in recognition of the leadership potential & academic & sporting achievements these students displayed during Year 11. The award includes a tablet device (or similar) & certificate, along with a plaque for your school. Current Year 11 students can start their application on 1 May 2018 but applications have closed for current Year 12s.

Go to www.defencejobs.gov.au/students-and-education/australian-defence-force-academy/how-to-apply for more information.

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IM2C - The Australian Challenge

The International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM²C) is a new team-based mathematical competition for Australian secondary students. Operating in teams, comprising up to four students from the same school, participants must work collaboratively to solve a problem (set globally) by devising and applying an original mathematical model. Constrained to a period of five consecutive days, teams unpack the given problem, hypothesise, test, & develop a working solution, before preparing & submitting a report on their solution to the Australian judging panel. The best two solutions then progress to compete against the other participating countries on an international level. Completely free to enter, the IM²C exists to support the real-world application of learning, build proficiency, encourage collaboration, & challenge students to use mathematics to make a real difference to the world around them. Team registrations for the Australian round of the IM2C will open soon. To be notified when team registrations open, register for the free information pack & IM2C updates at www.immchallenge.org.au.

https://www.immchallenge.org.au/

Health Careers Evening

If you are thinking about a career in Allied Health, Medicine or Dentistry then come along to the Careers in Health Information Evening at The Glennie School on Tuesday 17 April 2018.

5:30pm - 6:00pm: Allied Health

Program options, career paths and work placements for Therapies & Rehabilitation Sciences at UQ: Topic include Social,  Exercise and  Nutrition (including teaching  HPE), Social Work & Psychology, Pharmacy, Nursing & Midwifery, Adjustment Factors (Rural Bonus) & Vet  Science:  Situational Judgement Test.

 

6:20pm -  7:00pm:  Entry into Medicine/Dentistry

Topis include Studying medicine at UQ, Undergraduate and postgraduate pathways, UMAT/GAMSAT & Recommended pre-medicine degrees and pathways.

Come for one or both sessions with the opportunity for questions after each session.

RSVP to Ms Sharon Currie, phone 4688 8852 or email curries@glennie.qld.edu.au.

 

New opportunities in QUT Creative Industries

Delivering on QUT’s commitment to providing contemporary, real-world education that equips students with the knowledge & skills to succeed & thrive in the changing employment market, a number of new creative industries degrees will be offered from 2019. A three-year Bachelor of Design, replacing the four-year Bachelor of Design (Honours), & offer a number of new double degrees. The Bachelor of Design will offer majors in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, fashion, industrial design, interaction design & visual communication. The new Bachelor of Communication integrates existing areas of study with new opportunities, with a particular focus on contemporary digital media practices.

The Bachelor of Communication will offer majors in advertising & public relations, digital media, entertainment industries, journalism & professional communication. For more information about these & the double degrees on offer go to www.qut.edu.au/study/undergraduate-study.

https://www.qut.edu.au/study/undergraduate-study/do-you-advise-school-students/news-and-events/

Get Songwriting Prize

If you are a Year 10 - 12 high school student in Australia, it is time to let the music flow & get songwriting! Enter a song or two for your chance to win a place at the 2019 week-long USQ Artsworx McGregor Music Retreat. Valued at over $1400, this prize includes the opportunity to attend songwriting workshops, jam sessions, elective workshops, performances & more.  Your accommodation at the Retreat is part of the prize, & it will be fully supervised accommodation & meals for the week on-campus at USQ Toowoomba. In addition to the overall winner there will be three highly commended entrants, one from each year level, who will receive a prominent songwriting text & the opportunity to be mentored by a current USQ music student. How do I enter?

If you haven’t already, unleash your creativity & write a song! You are only required to provide a copy of your lyrics & an audio recording of your song being performed. You can perform it yourself, or you can ask someone to help. You do not need to provide sheet music or perform with an instrument (but you are welcome to). Please refer to Clause 9 in the terms and conditions for more information. 

Remember that you don't need your entry to sound like a professional recording. A simple vocal track will suffice, & you can add basic piano or acoustic guitar if you like (unless of course your song is dependent on certain arrangement elements). The most important factor here is that your recording clearly & accurately communicates your song (lyrics, melody, chords, rhythm and form). 

Entries close Friday 15 June 2018.

For more information, terms & conditions & to enter go to www.usq.edu.au/get-songwriting.

https://www.usq.edu.au/get-songwriting?utm_source=Newsfeed&utm_campaign=GSW18&utm_term=Teachers

Earth & Environment Day UQ

This is a day for year 10-12 students to experience the applications & relevance of geography, planning, earth sciences & environmental management, & find out how studying these subjects can lead to a career with real world impact.

You will experience:

· A careers session presented by UQ graduates

· Two interactive workshops that explore geography, planning, earth sciences & environmental management themes

· Morning tea and & sausage sizzle lunch

· A tour of the UQ St Lucia campus (optional)

Date: Friday 20 July 2018

Time: 9:30am-2:15pm (arrival from 9.00am)

Location: University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus

Cost: FREE

For more information or to register go to www.sees.uq.edu.au/event/session/8815 or email science.events@uq.edu.au.

https://sees.uq.edu.au/event/2344/uq-earth-and-environment-day

What’s new at USQ?

USQ aim to continuously revitalise & expand their program offering to ensure their degrees are contemporary & professionally focused. Starting in 2018 they are offering a Bachelor of Science - Astronomical & Space Science combining the fascination of astronomy with the opportunity to develop in-demand expertise in physics, mathematics, statistics, computing & data science. You will learn from internationally recognised stellar astronomy & planetary systems experts & access USQ’s advanced research facilities, including Mount Kent Observatory, scientific computing software & support, & overseas telescopes available through USQ’s international collaborations in astrophysics. As a graduate you can apply your core scientific skills & related studies in maths & computing to a range of careers, within education, government or the private sector. You can also choose to take further studies at USQ to pursue a career in tertiary education or research.

Also starting in 2018 is a Bachelor of Business & Commerce - Accounting Extended. Accountancy is not just about numbers anymore, it is integral to the success of many modern businesses. The fast moving & diverse nature of business operations means accountants are involved in exciting & dynamic decisions on a daily basis & communicate with a wide range of stakeholders. Modern accountants also have up to date knowledge & experience of contemporary accounting information systems. USQ’s Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting (Extended)) provides a unique extension to the Accounting major. An extra four units of study will give you an advanced understanding of financial reporting & company operations. Successfully completing these courses will provide you with insights & knowledge that will enhance your preparation for the CPA or CAANZ professional examinations. In addition you will also be eligible for membership of the Tax Practitioners Board. Graduate as a qualified accountant with the ability to pursue careers as diverse as a registered tax practitioner, public accountant, chartered accountant, commercial accountant, chief financial officer, chief executive officer, bank manager, business services manager, government advisor etc.

For more information go to www.usq.edu.au/study/discover-usq/new-degrees

https://www.usq.edu.au/study/discover-usq/new-degrees

Get Writing Prize

If you are a high school student in years 7 - 12 with a passion for writing poetry or short stories this competition is for you! Enter to win some great prizes including membership to Express Media - the peak organisation for young Australian writers, mentoring by USQ staff or students, writer's toolboxes, QBD vouchers & more.  Students may enter into the following categories:

· Junior Poetry - open to years 7 - 9

· Junior Short Story - open to years 7 - 9

· Senior Poetry - open to years 10 - 12

· Senior Short Story -  open to years 10 - 12

To validly enter the prize you must:

1. Read the Terms and Conditions.  

2. Get Writing! 

· Write your poetry and/or short story masterpiece.

· Poetry entries should be no more than 30 lines.

·  Short story entries should be no more than 500 words.

Entries close Friday 15 June 2018. For more information or to enter go to www.usq.edu.au/bela/school-of-arts-and-communication/get-writing-prize/how-to-enter.

https://www.usq.edu.au/get-writing?utm_source=Newsfeed&utm_campaign=GW18&utm_term=Teachers

What is a White Card?

Construction sites are dangerous places. All workers on a construction site, even work experience students, must have knowledge of the hazards they may encounter & how to manage them. Consequently, the Workplace Health & Safety Act requires all employees & work experience students on a building site to hold a White Card or General Construction Induction. This card can only be obtained by successfully completing a Building & Construction General Safety Induction course. Most courses are delivered online however Downs Group Training offer face to face training every Friday. You can do an Internet search to find registered training organisations that offer General Construction Induction training, (Unit of competency - CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry). Once you have successfully completed the training the RTO will issue evidence that you have completed the training & the White Card. You should keep evidence of completion of training as it may be required to replace your card in the future. A White Card it is valid indefinitely. 

http://www.careertools.com.au/mailplag/download.php?id=9845

UQ Careers that Shape the World

Careers that shape the world is an exciting student experience day specifically designed to help year 11 & 12 students choose a career that's right for them. The annual event enables students to discover the wide range of exciting career opportunities made available to them through studying at UQ. Students take part in interactive, career-focused sessions from areas across the University, delivered by industry professionals, academic experts & current students from UQ. Sessions will be from the following study areas: Arts, Communication, Education & Society; Business, Economics & Law; Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology; Health & Medicine; & Science.

When: Tuesday 5 June 2018

Time: 8.00am - 3.00pm

Where: UQ Centre, UQ St Lucia campus

Go to www.uq.edu.au/shape-your-world/ for more information & to register. Registration is essential & opens in mid April.

https://www.uq.edu.au/shape-your-world/

Brisbane Arts Theatre - Workshops

Workshops run in term time and are aimed at enhancing performers’ skills. Youth workshops include:

Level One: Performing Arts Workshops

The children's performance programme for ages 8 to 16 enhances kids' performance skills, stagecraft knowledge & self-confidence through training in acting techniques, improvisation, voice (including singing - solo, chorus & harmonies), & movement (theatre, dance and mime). At the end of each semester, the class produces a performance for friends & family at the theatre, showcasing their new skills & work they have completed during the year. This programme is delivered by three industry professionals in three rotations - performance (acting), vocal (singing), & movement (dancing).

When: Saturdays 9am to 11am

Where: Lavalla Centre, 58 Fernberg Rd, Paddington

Cost: $600 per year or $350 per semester

New students are accepted into the course in terms 1 and 3 only.

Level 2: Musical Theatre Workshops

This all-round training for students aged 13 to 18 years, enhances young performers' skills & stagecraft knowledge in musical theatre, with four terms, each one focusing on a new area of performance. By the completion of a full year of our level-two workshops, students have a strong grasp on acting techniques, voice (including singing - solo, chorus & harmonies), dance training, rehearsal processes & performance. This diverse training helps with confidence & builds skills in the wide arena of musical performance.

When: Sundays 9am to 11am

Where: Lavalla Centre, 58 Fernberg Rd, Paddington

Cost: $850 per year or $250 per term

Enrolments now open for next term.

For more information go to www.artstheatre.com.au/childrensworkshops.

https://www.artstheatre.com.au/childrensworkshops

UQ Young Scholars Program

The 2018-2019 UQ Young Scholars Program involves:

· A five-day (four night) Residential Camp at the St Lucia campus

· A YSP Open Day Reunion (Early August 2019)

· Facebook Group Networking & Support 

Students will gain valuable insights into university life and fields of study they may not have encountered as part of the school curriculum. They will hear from leading thinkers and engage in discussions and collaborative forums in group settings. A range of social, sporting and cultural activities will complement the academic program. While on campus, students are housed in single rooms in one of UQ’s residential colleges. The Program is administered and supervised by University staff and Student Mentors.

The program cost of $615 (inc GST), includes all activities, meals & accommodation (five nights in total) for the residential camp.

To be eligible for selection, an applicant must be:

· enrolled in Year 11 at a Qld secondary school,

· OP eligible or undertaking the International Baccalaureate (IB), and

· intending to pursue university studies on completion of Year 12

Applications open Monday 28 May 2018 & close Friday 10 August 2018 (4pm).

https://young-scholars.uq.edu.au/node/3/4#4

Get a Head Start at USQ

If you are a high-achieving Year 10 or 11 student why not take the opportunity to start uni early with USQ's ead Start program over Semester 1, 2 or 3 in 2018? 

Certain courses give you guaranteed entry and academic credit into related degrees provided you have met the program pre-requisites (eg completion of Year 12 and four Sound Achievements in English).

With a large variety of courses to choose from, your journey at USQ can take many different directions. You can choose courses from the following study areas:

Click here for more information.

Closing date for Head Start applications for Semester 2 2018 is 4 June 2018.

 

Subject Selection for STEM Careers

Find out which subjects in senior high school prepare you for successful studies at QUT in science, IT, engineering, mathematics, health & education. This free careers evening provides excellent information for high school students who are considering university studies in STEM fields & want to get ahead in their career prospects. Information about STEM courses, QUT's admission processes, bonus points & degree-specific assumed knowledge will be provided along with comprehensive subject selection information. The evening will also include a mini careers fair with current QUT students from the faculties of health, science & engineering, education, business, law & creative industries available to answer questions about degree options & student life at QUT as well as offering tours of the $230m Science & Engineering Centre.

When:  Wednesday 9 May 2018

Time: 4.30pm - 8.00pm

Where: Gardens Theatre, X Block, QUT Gardens Point campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane. 

Registrations for the 2018 event will open in March. For more information go to www.qut.edu.au/study/undergraduate-study.

 

Guitar Workshops - USQ Artworx

Improvisation with Anthony Garcia A workshop in the art of solo and ensemble improvisation

Anthony Garcia’s artistic practice reflects a musical freedom that defies simple categorization. His exploratory approach has generated a highly personal musical style that fuses: the ancient with the contemporary; ethnic music with exploratory improvisations; pulsating world rhythms and Asiatic soundscapes. This workshop will focus on a range of techniques, methods and strategies that can be employed in creating new original music for guitar through improvisation. The program will be relaxed, interactive and conversational as Anthony aspires to generate new ideas, while exploring what is possible on this timeless instrument. The program will be ideal for those wishing to develop an original voice through their instrument.

The workshop is appropriate for plucked stringed players on classical, acoustic or electric guitars of any level. It doesn’t matter if you read notion or play by ear – all are welcome to attend.

Players of all levels are welcome to attend and participants will have the freedom to set their own level of practical involvement. 

 

When: Saturday 30 June 2018

Time: 10.00am - 12 noon

Cost: $55

 

 

Jazz, Bossa Nova and accompaniment with Doug De Vries - Learn to create a true Bossa Nova and Samba sound!

Doug de Vries will present an inclusive workshop informed by his considerable experience in many genres and settings over the last four decades. A specialist in Brazilian guitar and its nexus with jazz, Doug de Vries will demonstrate and instruct teachers and students how to create true Bossa Nova and Samba, while maintaining an individual and personal approach to this repertoire.

There will be a strong focus on accompaniment in various settings and a guide to best outcomes when improvising on and reinterpreting standard tunes. Notes will be provided ahead of the workshop as there will be opportunities to play and discuss nuances of fine performance.

Suitable for both electric and acoustic guitarists with either plectrum or fingerstyle techniques.

The workshop will take place in the USQ Arts Theatre, right before Doug’s feature concert at USQ Artsworx – a ticket to this concert is included in the workshop tuition.

 

When: Friday 21 September 2018

Time: 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Cost: $55 (includes entry into the show)

 

To book or for more information go to https://artsworx.usq.edu.au/event/guitar-workshop-contemporary-fingerstyle-with-adam-miller/.

 

FEAST at UQ Gatton

FEAST (Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science & Technology) is a five day residential program designed to help year 10, 11 & 12 students discover the huge range of exciting and rewarding science careers in the agriculture, animal and food industries.

Why attend FEAST?

· test drive university and meet other students with similar interests

· explore science disciplines through hands on activities and workshops

· attend industry run sessions reinforcing the many exciting career outcomes on offer to graduates

· experience living in the Halls of Residence and take part in fun social and sporting activities

· chat with current university students and staff and have all your questions answered

· expand your knowledge of UQ study options and programs, careers and campus life.

When: Sunday 1 July to Thursday 5 July 2018

Where: The University of Queensland Gatton Campus

Cost: $450.00. Price includes 4 nights accommodation, all meals, program activities and bus tours.

Expressions of interest are now open. To register go to www.science.uq.edu.au/how-do-i-apply-to-attend.

 

UMAT 2018

Are you considering applying to study Medicine or Health Sciences in 2019? Make sure to check with your chosen University’s entry requirements, as you may need to sit the UMAT Test. UMAT is an aptitude test and does not require any knowledge or skills in mathematics or sciences, or in any other area of the curriculum. It is designed to complement your academic results, not to replicate them. UMAT is offered once a year only and the results can only be used for 2019 applications. In 2018 the test date is Wednesday 25 July 2018 in Brisbane. Registrations must be received by 5.00pm AEST Friday 1 June 2018. For more information & to register go to https://umat.acer.edu.au/.

 

Considering Medicine Clinical Learning Observations

Experience what it is like being a medical student at regional Griffith University Medical School campuses. Students will have the opportunity to shadow medical students during simulated consultations, skills training and workshops. During school terms sessions run  throughout the year in afternoons after school, normally from 3:30pm - 5.00pm. The next open sessions are Thursday 22 March, Thursday 30 August & Thursday 27 September 2018. To register or for more information go to www.qrme.org.au/high-school-students/considering-medicine-program.html. Please only register for one event as spaces are limited. Repeat registrations will not be accepted. To speak to QRME about this call Paul Purea on 07 4638 7999 or email p.purea@qrme.org.au.

 

Horse Courses

The Online Horse College has been approved for funding under the VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools) program to offer fully funded courses in:

Horse Husbandry Assistant (AHC21216 Certificate II in Rural Operations) - Equine Husbandry and

Horse Riding Assistant (AHC21216 Certificate II in Rural Operations) - Assistant Instructor Electives.

This Fully Funded Horse Husbandry Assistant Course is perfect if you are currently enrolled in years 10,11 or 12 and looking toward a career in the horse industry (subject to eligibility). Students who complete this course can receive 4 QCE credits. You will learn about the care, health and welfare of horses including a higher level of handling horses and working effectively in the horse industry. You can take more responsibility for your working environment within the horse industry and use innovation to improve safety and efficiency with your horse related tasks. If you are enrolled in a Queensland High School in Years 10, 11 or 12 then there is a very good chance that you are eligible for this funding. For more information go to www.onlinehorsecollege.com/qldschools/.

 

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