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CHAC Careers

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the QCE, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

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UCAT registration opens on 1 March 2019

UMAT is NO LONGER needed for entry into Medicine or Dentistry at certain universities across Australia and New Zealand. It has been replaced by the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Not all universities require you to sit and pass the UCAT so it is best to check each universities’ application/prerequisite requirements. Registration and test bookings for UCAT opens on 1 March 2019 and closes on 17 May 2019.  The official UCAT website is at  For more information, visit CHAC Careers Office.



TAFE announces a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

This industry qualification is designed for students with a special interest in the sheet metal industry. TAFE is working with OSMAC Apprenticeships to assist students in gaining a potential sheet metal apprenticeship upon completion. 

QCCA answers all of your QCE questions

Students in Years 10 and 11 in 2019 are the first to study under the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) system. myQCE will help you plan your pathway to achieving a QCE by the end of Year 12 and explore further study, training and career options.Click here to go to the new website explaining the new QCE

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Attn Year 12: QUT STEM Internships (Posted: 15/02/2019)

STEM-savvy Year 12 students can spend their next school holidays interning at QUT and tackling issues such as interstellar travel, monitoring the Great Barrier Reef, hospital superbugs, the genetics of migraines and mega-batteries to power our planet. The free QUT High School STEM Internships program will run from April 8 to 12, with online applications closing on February 18.

Bond offers Year 12 Business students a head start (Posted: 14/02/2019)

The Bond Business School Year 12 Extension Program is a two-day workshop for a select group of students handpicked for the opportunity to receive an early bird offer into Bond Business School and the opportunity to be awarded a Year 12 scholarship valued at 50% of tuition fees for a single program. Applications are open now for current Year 12s. Read more at

Headstart with the Defence Force Academy (Posted: 13/02/2019)

Students interested in completing a university degree as well as training to be an officer in the Defence Forces, apply 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 and Air Force in recognition of the leadership potential and academic and sporting achievements these students displayed during Year 11. The award includes a tablet device (or similar) and certificate. Applications for the award open on 1 May each year. Current Year 12s have until 28 February 2019 to submit their applications and current Year 11 students can start their application on 1 May 2019.  Visit the ADFA Education Award on the ADFA website for more information, including:

Pathways to Medicine (Posted: 12/02/2019)

For students seeking more information on pathways to Medicine please see this excellent reading.

Options Newsletter First Edition 2019 (Posted: 11/02/2019)

Don't miss the latest Options Career Information Bulletin which includes articles on:

  • University scholarships
  • Pathways to Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • Projected skills shortages in Queensland

Click here to read.

Scholarship announcement from the Uni of Melbourne (Posted: 11/02/2019)

Applications for the Hansen Scholarship Program, the University of Melbourne’s new flagship equity scholarship, open on 1 March.

Provided by benefactors Jane Hansen and Paul Little, the program brings together a package of benefits for high-achieving domestic students who may otherwise struggle financially to access higher education.

Candidates can get a head start on their applications by previewing the application questions now and gathering the documents they’ll need to submit.


This scholarship is not just about academic achievement. It will reward students who have shown they can overcome obstacles and conquer adversity, and who are driven to help others.