image description

Lourdes Hill College 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.

Subscribe to News Feed

To receive these News Feed items by email, click here and then fill out the form.

Are you in year 11 and interested in studying a Uni subject at school through QUT? (Posted: 18/09/2020)

START QUT Information Webinar
Tuesday 13 October
For Year 11 students and parents
Find out more

QUT exam help (Posted: 17/09/2020)

Year 11 and 12 students can get help preparing for their exams with free online lectures covering subject content and exam tips offered by ATAR Notes on 21–25 September.
Join us for a QUT session about tips to maximise course and scholarship applications for Year 12 students, or getting a head start on uni through the START QUT program for Year 11 students.
Register now to join us online.
Sign up for sessions 

QUT early offer scheme (Posted: 17/09/2020)

More courses have been added to the QUT early offer scheme as well as new application guidelines.

For more information go to:

International virtual University Fair (Posted: 17/09/2020)

International University Fair | Virtual
East Asia & Oceania

23 September 2020
11:00–14:00; 19:00–21:00 AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Connect with 240 universities.

Video highlighting the fair experience: 1 minute fair overview
The impressive list of universities registered and planning to be online to meet your students. 
Overview of how the fair works!

Register here


QUT ATAR advantage session and test drive uni (Posted: 15/09/2020)

FREE QCE lectures for an ATAR advantage
Tips to maximise your course and scholarship applications
Wednesday 23 September, 1-2pm

Test drive university with START QUT
Thursday 24 September, 1pm-2pm

Find out more and register now

Griffith school leaver English enhancement (Posted: 15/09/2020)

Improve your English for university success

If you are currently studying Year 12 Essential English and wish to start studying at Griffith University in 2021, this is the course for you.
After successful completion of this School Leaver English Enhancement course you will meet Griffith’s English subject prerequisite requirements for a range of Griffith undergraduate degrees.

You could commence your studies* in the next available trimester.

only $150

University of Melbourne updates (Posted: 15/09/2020)

NEW* University of Melbourne Guaranteed ATARs
2021 admissions will look a little different at the University of Melbourne, with the introduction of new guaranteed ATARs for domestic Year 12 students. Provided domestic students meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required ATAR (see below), and preference appropriately through VTAC, they’ll know there’s a spot waiting for them at the University in 2021 as soon as they receive their ATAR. More information is available on each of our undergraduate degrees here:  
Undergraduate Degree  2021 Minimum ATAR  2021 Guaranteed ATAR 
Bachelor of Agriculture  70.00  72.00 
Bachelor of Arts  85.00  88.00 
Bachelor of Biomedicine  94.00  95.00 
Bachelor of Commerce  93.00  95.00 
Bachelor of Design  85.00  88.00 
Bachelor of Science  85.00  88.00 

*NEW* Virtual Campus Tours
At our recent Virtual Open Days we launched our brand new Virtual Campus Tour, a great resource and opportunity for your students to explore a number of our campuses. You can view the Virtual Tour here:

Moving to Melbourne Webinar Series 
Our webinar series designed specifically to assist students living interstate or in regional Australia navigate the finer details of applying and moving to Melbourne continued at our recent Open Day, with our Accommodation at Melbourne and Moving to Melbourne from Rural and Interstate sessions. These sessions can still be accessed and viewed in the coming weeks through our Open Days website:


Experience Bond like never before (Posted: 15/09/2020)

Bond Personal Open Day_840x650.png
Bond Personal Open Day is an exclusive experience where students get the keys to campus for the day. It’s a fully personalised itinerary of tours, chats, experiences and behind-the-scenes access. Students are able to bring up to four friends or family members to experience the day with them.
Read more

Griffith Early offer/fee guarantee scheme (Posted: 14/09/2020)

Griffith early offers

Eligible students simply need to apply to QTAC by 31 October to receive an early offer to Griffith by 20 November.

Start in Trimester 1 2021
Students can choose from over 60 degrees (including some double degrees) across a wide range of study areas and start in March 2021.

Why wait? Start in Trimester 3 2020
Students will complete one course of their degree this year. This option is ideal for students who may need a boost in confidence with an early introduction to university. As well as gaining valuable skills, they’ll be considered as a continuing student in 2021, which will mean they won't be impacted by potential increases to student contributions in the federal government’s proposed Job Ready Graduates Legislation.

How do students apply?
To be considered, students need to apply to QTAC by Saturday 31 October and list one of the available degrees as a preference (1-6) in their QTAC application. They will then be invited by email to upload additional documentation.

QCE and eligible HSC students will need to upload their Year 12 Semester 1 graded report card. VET students will need to upload their completed AQF Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma qualification in addition to Year 12 Semester 1 results. These documents are for Griffith University's use only in assessing a student's eligibility for an early offer and not for the purposes of their QTAC application.


Griffith Film School Experience Week, 21-25 September 2020 (Posted: 09/09/2020)

The Griffith Film School prepares the next generation of filmmakers, animators and game designers for creative and exciting careers in the global industry.  
Our Experience Week is tailored to current Year 12 students considering future tertiary study at the Griffith Film School. 
During the week-long program, participants will choose a study area (Animation or Film and Screen Media Production) and be taught by our highly skilled, 
industry connected teaching team and gain theoretical and practical skills.  
Participants will also complete a piece of work for their creative portfolio and get a feel for what it’s like to study at the Griffith Film School on Griffith’s vibrant South Bank campus.

» For more information visit 

Science school holiday opportunities for grade 9 and 10 students in Christmas school holidays (Posted: 08/09/2020)

The Science Experience opportunities

The Science Experience is a fun 3 or 4 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students in 2020 program year.

Each program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work.

Read more here and find the apply link.


Thinking about overseas study? (Posted: 08/09/2020)

Aiming For Harvard, Stanford and Oxford? Hear admissions secrets from a successful admit to all three!
On 16 September, Crimson Education CEO, Jamie Beaton, will be sharing his advice for families considering overseas study based on his journey going from high school in Auckland to studying at Harvard, Stanford and Oxford while working alongside world leaders and founding a global education company. Click here for more information and to register.

Crimson Education's bursting the bubble - How to leave home after High school and succeed overseas webinar
Crimson Education CEO, Jamie Beaton, will be sharing his advice for families considering overseas study. Click here and join the webinar on 16 September 2020.

How To Get Into Stanford, Cambridge and Beyond Webinar
Crimson Education is holding a webinar on 28 September providing a comprehensive introduction to US & UK unis for Year 8-11 students and parents. Register to learn the application fundamentals, the scores you need, scholarship opportunities and how to stand out from the crowd for US & UK uni applications. Click here to find out more and to register.


Jazz Music Institute: Summer Jazz Clinic 2021 (Posted: 08/09/2020)

JMI’s Summer Jazz Clinic has been running since the late 1970’s.
It is a four-day jazz performance clinic that is delivered in a fun and supportive environment for musicians of all abilities and all ages. 
The 2021 clinic will be held from 18 – 21 January 2021 at JMI’s Brisbane campus in Bowen Hills. 
For more information and to register, visit the
JMI website.


The Hotel School Information Webinar (Posted: 08/09/2020)

On September 22 from 5 - 5.30pm the Hotel School will hold an information webinar. Join to hear from their industry-led academic team and students on the advantages of studying at The Hotel School including:
  • Find out more about course and flexible degree options
  • Hear about student life studying
  • Learn about the support you will receive throughout your study.
Live chat will be available to have your questions answered by experts, course advisors and student ambassadors. Plus, gain access to a multitude of online resources and videos. Register here.

Explore your passion for music with Young Conservatorium (Posted: 08/09/2020)

Griffith Uni's comprehensive pre-tertiary programs continue to produce young musicians of the highest caliber.
Young Conservatorium recognises talent and engage young musicians through to adulthood.
All their ensembles, classes and individual tuition are held at the Queensland Conservatorium.

Click here for more information.


STEM student experience panel discussion (Posted: 08/09/2020)

Interested in studying a STEM discipline at university?
STEM Student Experience panel discussion

On Tuesday, 15 September, 4 – 5 pm, Griffith Sciences will be hosting a live, interactive, online presentation for high school students in Years 10-12.

The panel discussions will feature current Griffith undergraduate students discussing their transition to university and their experiences, even in this difficult COVID-19 year.

The discussion will look at the support available to students, unique studying opportunities like work integrated learning and field trips as well as the prospects available to students.

There will be dedicated time to interact with the panel through a Q&A session. 

Click here to register.


UQ experience days (Posted: 08/09/2020)

Experience days
Junior Physics Odyssey: Hear from UQ researchers, meet with current students and explore diverse topics in physics in the Junior Physics Odyssey (JPhO). During this 2-day program (1 & 2 October) for Year 10 students, you'll meet like-minded people while participating in an exciting range of hands-on physics experiments and workshops.
Experience Marine Biology: On 3 October attend an interactive lecture on marine biology, participate in an immersive marine zoology activity and learn about the diverse range of careers that await you after you complete a Bachelor of Science at UQ. 
Experience Zoology: On 3 October attend an interactive lecture on zoology, participate in an immersive laboratory activity and learn about the diverse range of careers that await you after you complete a Bachelor of Science at UQ.

University of Southern Queensland Two day experiences (Posted: 08/09/2020)

Aviation Sim Banner
The University of Southern Queensland is offering a unique suite of Two Day Experiences.

 The experiences are designed for Year 11 and 12 students who have a passion and future aspirations to study in their career of choice. 
During the two days students will have the opportunity to work with USQ academics, industry partners and current students. The following programs are being offered during the school holidays:

Event When Location
9.30 AM - 4.00 PM
9.30 AM - 4.00 PM
9.30 AM - 4.00 PM
9.30 AM - 4.00 PM
9.30 AM - 4.00 PM
9.30 AM - 4.00 PM

Want to study Engineering but lack the prerequisites? (Posted: 08/09/2020)

Griffith University offers a pathway into Engineering through the Aptitude of Engineering Assessment (AEA) exam. This pathway is open to Year 12 students who may not meet the prerequisites for admission into engineering. 

The AEA is a 2 ½ hour multiple choice test that assesses a candidate’s aptitude to think scientifically, solve quantitative problems, critically analyse information and display interpersonal understanding.  

Successful applicants who sit the exam will receive admission into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at either the Brisbane or Gold Coast campus or the Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Nathan campus. 

» For more information about the AEA test visit

Are you in grade 12 and Applying to UAC? Read this (Posted: 07/09/2020)

UAC 2021 admissions
Early bird closing
UAC, early bird closing is midnight on Wednesday 30 September, after which, UAC’s processing fee rises from $70 to $200.

If you aren’t sure about what you want to study, you can submit an application with any course and change their preferences as many times as they like for free. 2020 Year 12 applicants can also 'commit to pay' using BPAY or Post Billpay. Payment must be made, however, in order to have their application assessed and receive an offer.
More UAC key dates
Text Box: More UAC key dates


Company 'excursion' opportunities - limited spots! (Posted: 07/09/2020)


VIRTUAL All Day Event in partnership with AMAZON: one of the world’s most successful e-commerce companies! 

DATE:  Tuesday 22nd September
VENUE: Virtual Event
OPEN TO:  Girls in Grades 7-12. 

You can find all of the details here, but we’re expecting an exciting and informative day including:
  • A macro overview of the tech and e-commerce industries
  • An inspiring panel of three women working across different departments at Amazon.
  • A virtual ’tour’ of Amazon offices from around the world
  • An interactive workshop led by QLD’s Enterprise Sales Manager, Anne Marron.
  • ‘Mentoring Rooms’ during which the girls are separated into small groups to meet and chat with a variety of women who work across the company in areas ranging from coding to security to sales and more.

#2: In-Person All Day Company Excursion to SKEDULO: Qld’s fastest-growing software development company

DATE:  Thursday 1st October
VENUE: Fortitude Valley in Brisbane
OPEN TO: Limited to a maximum of 24 girls in Grades 7-12

This was a very popular day in 2019 and an excellent opportunity to see inside one of QLD’s fastest growing software development companies. 

During the day the girls will see behind the scenes at the (very funky!) Skedulo offices, meet and speak with a wide variety of women who work across various departments, participate in a number of workshops, and hear the companies ’start-up story’ from the CEO himself. 

To register for either of these FREE events, please go to


GUESTS applications open for 2021 (Posted: 03/09/2020)

Applications are now open for motivated Year 11 students who wish to take up the opportunity to study a single course in the GUESTS program while completing their high school studies.

For Year 11 students who wish to study in Trimester 3 (Nov 2020) applications close 16 October.

Year 11 students who wish to study in trimester 1 next year (Mar 2021) are encouraged to apply by 13 November to ensure they can select classes that most suit their school timetable.

From 2021, non-ATAR VET pathway students completing an AQF Certificate III or above and non-standard curriculum students completing the New Zealand Certificate of Steiner Education NZCSE or senior studies at Toowoomba Christian College will also be eligible for the GUESTS program should all other criteria be met.

» For further information on admission criteria and available courses, visit 

GUESTS courses in Animation and Film (December 2020)

These courses introduce the requirements and practicalities of undertaking a degree in Animation or Film and Screen Media Production at Griffith Film School. On successful completion of the course, students are eligible for two adjustments to their ATAR when applying for a Griffith degree and credit transfer once they commence their related degree.

Online Information Evenings: October 13 – 14, 6 – 8 pm.

» Register your interest with Donna Hamilton (Film School) by emailing


ACU on campus University experience day (Posted: 01/09/2020)

University Experience
Sample your degrees of choice
Come along to ACU’s University Experience event to get a taste of uni life and try out the degrees you’re interested in studying.
On the day you’ll get to:
- participate in two hands-on workshops to sample degrees of your choice
- meet ACU staff and current students
- get a feel for your local ACU campus
- learn about industries and careers
- hear helpful tips on preparing for university
- enjoy the entertainment and fun campus atmosphere.
9.30am – 2pm, 29 September 2020
ACU Brisbane Campus
Register now
We look forward to welcoming you to campus.


Welcome to the Lourdes Hill College Careers Website.


This site provides a valuable resource for students and parents and will be updated regularly with a wide range of information and resources.


It is recommend that you sign up for calendar updates and the careers newsletter, to ensure you are always up to date with career related news.


If you have any questions, or would like to book in an appointment to come in and see me, please send me an email at



Mrs Richelle Staley

Careers Counsellor 

Upcoming events

Don't forget to check out the calendar and the news feed for events that might be of interest to you.


Booking an appointment

If you would like to book an appointment to see Mrs Staley, go to the for students tab and click on the appointment booking page.


The worst days of those who enjoy what they do, are better than the best days of those who don't.

E. James Rohn