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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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NIDA holiday short courses (Posted: 19/11/2019)

NIDA is running several short programs over the coming holiday period:

• Acting Boot Camp, Grades 11-12 Saturday 18 January - Sunday 19 January 2020 at Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) Brisbane.

• NIDA Acting 101, Grades 11 – 12 (scroll down) Monday 6 January- Friday 10 January 2020 at St Laurence’s College Brisbane

• TV Presenting 101, Grades 11 – 12 (scroll down) Saturday 11 January – Sunday 12 January 2020 at St Laurence’s College Brisbane

• Screen Actors Society, Grades 11 – 12 (Scroll down) Monday 13 January – Friday 17 January 2020 at Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) Brisbane.

SAE Qantm Creative January Creative Workshops (Posted: 19/11/2019)

The SAE Brisbane campus, located in West End, is opening its doors these holidays for the SAE Creative Workshops for students aged 15 years and above (Year 10 and over) from 21 - 23 January 2020.


These creative workshops provide a 3-Day program to expand your skills and work on inspiring creative projects in the fields of Animation, Audio, Design, Film or Games. Register by 11.30pm 31 December 2019 for the early bird special price of $120.


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SAE Qantm Creative Media Institute Info Night (Posted: 19/11/2019)

This event will be held at the SAE Brisbane campus, located in West End, from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday 28 November 2019.


SAE has Diploma and Degree courses in Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Game, Web and Mobile. FEE-HELP is available for eligible students.


For more information and to register, visit the SAE website.

The Hotel School Brisbane Open Day (Posted: 19/11/2019)

Start exploring how you can be a part of a thriving industry and enjoy a global career in the hotel and tourism industry by attending their Open Day on Wednesday 22 January, 2020. You will be given the opportunity to meet staff and fellow students, discuss the courses in detail and take a tour of the newly renovated CBD campus. For further details on how to register as well as how to start your 5-star career visit

NIDA: Applications are open for Young Actors Studio 2020 in Brisbane (Posted: 19/11/2019)

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) offers the Young Actors Studio for young people aged between 15 – 18.


The studio runs for 12 months over four terms. Classes are usually held on Sundays. Entry to the course is by audition only. Brisbane auditions will be held at:

• 10am on Sunday 15 December 2019; and
• 2pm on Sunday 11 January 2020

For further details on this studio opportunity, visit the NIDA website.

Institute of Modern Languages Summer High School Enrichment Program (Posted: 11/11/2019)

The Institute of Modern Languages (IML) invites Year 11 & 12 students studying Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish to enrol in the 2020 IML Summer High School Enrichment Program delivered at The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus.

These courses are suitable for students who wish to enrich their knowledge of the language and culture they have been studying in previous years, and practise their language skills over the summer holidays.

The classes have a focus on enhancing fluency and accuracy. The content is based on themes and topics specified for the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB). Please note, enrolment is only open to students in the 2020 Years 11 and 12 cohorts.

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Dates: 13 - 17 January 2020
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm (Mon- Thurs), 9:00am - 3:00pm (Friday)    
Price: Early Bird - $295, Full Fee - $320
Due Date: Monday 16 December 2019

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USQ: The McGregor Summer Arts Retreat and the McGregor Music Summer 2020 (Posted: 11/11/2019)

The Summer McGregor Summer Arts Retreat will be held from 12 – 18 January 2020 at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba campus.

Immerse yourself in a week-long artist sanctuary with a plethora of arts classes spanning acrylics, boot making, calligraphy and much more.

Enrolments are now open.


USQ will also be running the McGregor Music Retreat 2020 being held from 13 – 17 January 2020, where an active industry professionals will help you uncover your musical potential – no matter your instrument, specialty or skill level. Registrations are now open.

Learn Shorthand (Posted: 11/11/2019)

Jschool Journalism College has opened it's unique shorthand subject to senior secondary students.


Shorthand can be very useful in a variety of industries and settings, whether it be jrournalism or speedy note taking.


For more information go to


Defence force health careers information session (Posted: 06/11/2019)

Looking after the health and wellbeing of ADF personnel is a high priority; optimise your potential in a challenging and rewarding Health role, experience job variety and satisfaction, and contribute to humanitarian, combat and disaster-relief operations.

Join the info session to find out more about career options in the Navy, Army and Air Force.


Date 11/11/19
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Location: Defence Force Recruiting Centre, Level 13, 295 Ann Street, Brisbane

Details and Registration:

Thinking about a trade? (Posted: 30/10/2019)

Are you interested in a Certificate one in construction over the holidays? (Posted: 23/10/2019)



2020 Camp Courage (presale now) - AMAZING OPPORTUNITY (Posted: 23/10/2019)

Camp courage changed the lives of the girls who attended this year - and it's happening again.



Grades 7-8   13- 15th of January


Grades 9 - 12  15th - 17th of January


Camp Courage is a unique 3-day residential experience just outside of Brisbane, QLD that provides teen girls in Grades 7-12 the tools to build their own sense of self, confidence, and opinions – and leave with life-long friendships and the increased courage
and skills to succeed in school, relationship, work and life.


The feedback from these camps have been sensational. Clink on the link below (and watch the short video to find out more).


CRE8 Festival (Posted: 23/10/2019)

Southbank TAFE  campus comes alive on the 28th of November between 6-8:30 for their annual CRE8 festival.


This festival showcases the creative arts  and will feature:

  • music
  • entertainment
  • exhibits
  •  free food stalls
  • black light yoga 
  • workshops with personalised glitter henna, 
  • glow in the dark doughnuts 
  • and much much more!!
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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 

Lunchtime Presentations

I strongly encourage you to attend the lunchtime career informatio sessions as they may provide information on a career you had never considered. Similarly, when you learn more about a career you might be considering, it might solidify your interest in pursuing that pathway, or it might even make you reconsider your options.


Any questions, send me an email:




Please read the Careers newsletters!

Please take the time to read through the Fortnightly Options newsletter to keep you informed. This newsletter is always found in a link on the right hand side of VOCA, but now, it can also be accessed via the secure student section of this website.

This is a valuable resource that provides information on a wide range of topics such as Tertiary and VET options, upcoming competitions, ADFA information, upcoming open days, lectures, scholarhips, links to interesting articles, alternative post schooling pathways, etc.

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