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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.

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Bond University information (Posted: 03/04/2020)

Due to the cancellation of most school events, visits and presentations, Bon Univesirty have created a brief video outlining Bond's key features . The 2nd video link is a student testimonial video – this is great resources for any students/ parents that may have questions regarding “student life” at Bond.

Personalized presentation video:

Student testimonial video  (January 2020 commencement)

The future of 2020 is a bit uncertain, so we want to do our part to ensure your students are well supported during this time. Below is a list of available opportunities Bond can provide for you and your students via Zoom:
  • Personal meetings (1:1 with students and/or their parents)
  • Cohort presentations (e.g. general information or program-specific)
  • Class workshops (e.g. scholarship applications, career workshops)
  • Virtual campus tours
Contact Mrs Staley for more information or to book one of the above.

International students - online university information sessions with AUG (Posted: 02/04/2020)

Year 12 international students looking to occupy themselves during the term break?
AUG brings the info session to them! 
Speak to top University reps from QLD and interstate, as well as professional visa advices from the comfort of their homes.  
Students register here

Defence Force Recruiting Remains Open For Business (Posted: 01/04/2020)

In light of current events Defence Force Recruiting has ceased face to face information sessions, school visits and events until further notice. 

YOU sessions will continue to be held in accordance with social distancing regulations. 

Defence continues to offer exciting job roles and is progressing candidates through the recruitment process. We are reviewing ways to deliver you information on Defence careers.

Feel free to continue asking your questions to us by emailing

We are here to help!
Find out more
Information for Job Seekers and Current Candidates

Rest assured students can still apply for a position within the Australian Defence Force at any time. Simply head to to find out more about available positions, and submit an application online.

Find out more

Current candidates are encouraged speak with their Defence Force Recruiting point of contact if they require more information and we will determine a way forward.

Useful Links

Some other useful links for students and job seekers are Defence Jobs Facebook Page and YouTube. Visit Defence Jobs NavyArmyAir Force
And you can download all brochures in pdf form.
Navy Brochures
Army Brochures
Air Force Brochures  
General ADF

Updates from some of the Universities in light of the Corona Virus (Posted: 01/04/2020)

Australian National University

ANU has made the following announcement:
As COVID-19 brings an unprecedented situation to Australia and the world, we wanted to ensure you that your desire to attend ANU for study remains a priority for us.  
To provide you with support and advice throughout this period, we will continue to be available to answer your questions and to provide guidance regarding the impact of University decisions on your application.   
In order achieve to this, our Enquiry Team is now working from home and we have closed our phone lines. This is to ensure we can remain operational throughout this period, while respecting the advice from the Australian Government.  However, you are still encouraged to contact us with any questions or concerns, and we offer several other ways you can get in touch:  We hope that you stay safe during this time, and we look forward to seeing you on campus as soon as it is possible. 

Queensland University of Technology

A message from QUT
While QUT is not be able to visit your school over the next few months, we want to assure you and your parents that we are still here to help support you with your post-school study options and answer any questions you have about courses and careers at QUT. Make sure you don’t miss out on any events, key dates or QUT news by registering with us at
QUT events
All QUT course and careers events scheduled through until June have been postponed or cancelled, including Careers and Employment Expo, Parents Information Seminar and Get Ready for Uni Day for Year 11 and 12 students. A decision is yet to be made about QUT Open Day which is scheduled for 26 July. We will stay in touch with your school over the next few months to provide further information or you can visit
QUT online resources for students to access
The QUT website is still your best resource for all QUT course, admission and scholarships information. 
Visit or access other resources including: Talk to us
QUT staff are still available to answer any questions you have via live chat and email, and also offer 15-minute phone appointments with career educators for prospective students. Visit

The University of Queensland

UQ COVID-19 announcement
In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, and Government advice to slow the rate of community transmission, the University of Queensland has made the decision to cancel all University events unless they are critical to teaching or research. This includes student, academic and public events on and off-campus until the end of June 2020. Therefore, all face to face outreach activities such as in-school presentations, school expos, workshops and campus visits are to be cancelled, rescheduled or re-imagined. The Careers that Shape the World event will be postponed to a later date or hosted within the digital space. UQ sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.

UQ digital course guides are available to download here

University of the Sunshine Coast

USC announcement
USC has announced:
As you know, COVID-19 is forcing us all to evaluate our activities and interactions to keep our communities safe, so USC has made the decision to suspend all face-to-face events with students, schools, parents and the community.While we are suspending these face-to-face events, we are committed to developing other ways to provide you with information about USC, so keep an eye on your inbox for our Parent Lounge email which includes information and resources for our parent community. In addition to the Parent Lounge, USC has a wealth of existing online resources that are available for our communities to use. These include:
  • Talk with USC: live chat where you can chat online with USC students
  • Vlogging USC: YouTube channel showcasing the real lives of USC students
  • Virtual campus tours: explore our campuses in an online 360-degree environment
  • USC website: comprehensive information about study pathways and programs, events and activities
If you have any questions during this difficult time, our Student Central team is always here to help. Please don’t hesitate to reach out via email or phone 07 5430 2890. 


UCAT update (Posted: 31/03/2020)

From the UCAT website:
"We do expect testing to go ahead in 2020. However, candidates will appreciate that in the current climate we cannot predict when our test centres in Australia, New Zealand and internationally will be operating normally.  It is possible that timelines for testing will shift from those which usually apply. Registration and booking is open and we encourage candidates to proceed as normal under the current timeline. Please refer to the booking deadlines. A decision regarding testing times will be made closer to July and communicated to ALL our candidates."

Virtual resources available from the tertiary institutions (Posted: 30/03/2020)

We currently have live chat available across the Griffith website for your student cohorts to access with any questions relating to their future study goals.
Our student recruitment officers will be available to chat online with students between 10 am – 12 pm each weekday to ensure their questions are answered.
We are also working to record and publish online versions of our in-school presentations that would previously be delivered in person, along with a variety of other online resources. 

Helpful online resources:
Our 2021 All Degrees guide is available online for you to access and download. Our suite of digital study guides is being finalised and will be shared online as soon
Virtual campus tour available


The QUT Welcome Guide is for students looking to study in 2021 is currently available online . Faculty guides and other flyers, including our Year 10 flyer (A quick guide to QUT) will be available from late-May.

What resources can we access now?
The QUT website is still the best resource for all QUT course, admission and scholarships information.
Visit or access other resources including:
Stay connected
HiQ staff are available to answer questions via live chat, email and phone. For more details, visit


ADF gap year is now open! (Posted: 12/03/2020)

You can now apply for the 2021 Australian Defence Force (ADF) Gap Year, to experience life in the Navy, Army or Air Force.

It’s an opportunity to experience military life, without committing to a longer period - 'signing up'.
An ADF Gap Year is a way to have an adventurous year, gain valuable skills and work experience and get paid for it.
In 2021 there are
27 roles to choose from across the Army, Navy and Air Force from administration to cabin crew to artillery operator to driver to engineer and more.
Be aware that it is a very popular program and once all roles are filled the program will close.

Click here to find out how to apply and you must be an Australian citizen, aged between 18 and 24 years on admission and have completed Year 12 (required passes vary by job).

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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.


UCAT 2020 registrations now open

f you are planning on sitting UCAT this year (because you are thinking about applying to study either medicine or dentistry), registrations open today. 

Registration for UCAT 2020 is now open.

The list of courses that require UCAT can be found here  Remember the earlier you register, the more choice you have regarding the date you sit the test.

Also - if you missed the applying to medicine presentation by UQ last week, the recording is available in the student secure area of the careers website. (listed under 'resources from lunchtime presentations').

For information about booking and to register, see 
Quote of the Week
A lot of people think I had such a rosy career, but I wanted to identify that one of the things that helps you have a long career is learning how to deal with adversity, how to get past it. Once I learned how to get through that, others things didn't seem so hard.

Cal Ripken, Jr