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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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VTAC information sessions (Posted: 03/08/2020)

If you are thinking about studying in Victoria,  VTAC will be running an online event for year 12 students and their parents. The webinar covers various aspects of the application process, and is presented live so that students and parents can ask questions throughout.

The session is free 
6:30pm Wednesday 12 August Applying to Victoria from interstate Register

Bond University Scholarships Workshop (Posted: 31/07/2020)

| Wednesday, 5 August | 5.30pm – 6.30pm

What we’ll cover:
▪ Why students choose Bond?
▪ Scholarships overview – value, eligibility, requirements
▪ Top tips: Summary of Achievements
▪ Top tips: Essay Questions
▪ Bondy perspective: hear from a current student
▪ Next steps

Zoom - join from school or home
Register Now

Sean Johnson, Domestic Regional Manager, Bond University
Ryan Morrissey, Domestic Regional Manager, Bond University
2 former scholarship recipients from Brisbane/ Gold Coast schools


University of Melbourne’s Moving to Melbourne webinar series.   (Posted: 28/07/2020)

Register now for the University of Melbourne’s Moving to Melbourne webinar series, kicking off next Tuesday 4 August with the first session Moving To Melbourne: How To Apply.

During this session you’ll learn all about applying through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), course entry requirements, the University’s special entry access scheme Access Melbourne, key application dates and deadlines, and any changes due to COVID-19.

Places are limited so register now:


TAFE open day (Posted: 27/07/2020)

Proposed Term 3 presentations “Career Conversations” (Posted: 24/07/2020)

Week 2
Monday 27th
After school


Transition to Uni presentation
Bella Richards and Grace Forrester plus guests

Wednesday the 29th
Careers auditorium

Presenter 1  12:40 –12:50  Lucy Marrinan
Recent Bachelor of tourism and hotel management graduate

Presenter 2 12:50 – 1:05   Isabella Quaid
Creative and Content Specialist in the marketing team at Tourism and Events Queensland.

Presenter 3 1:05 1:20 Leisa Ashton
National Marketing and Communications Manager, Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation

Week 3

Monday 3/8
After school

Presenter 1 4.30-4:45pm Paula Dillon
Registered Midwife / Childbirth & Perinatal Loss

Presenter 2  Louise Durant 4:45-5
Nurse unit manager, Melaleuca Clinic, Alcohol and Drug Service

Presenter 3:  5:15-5:30 Sarah Cooper
Registered nurse

Tuesday 4/8
Careers auditorium

Presenter 1  12:40- 12:55  Jenni Broe
Speech pathologist

Presenter 2  1:10 – 1:20  Dr Nicole Grant
Occupational therapist and Practice Principal

Presenter  1:10 – 1:20 Caitlin Bayley
Thursday 6th
Careers auditorium
Griffith Uni lunchtime presentation


Register here:

Senior students - Virtual Conversations with LHC Alumni (online career conversations series) (Posted: 24/07/2020)

 Thinking about what you would like to study after year 12?
Searching for tips on motivation as you finish the year?
Meet like-minded alumni who were in your position 5+ years ago and can offer some insight and advice!

See the link that has been sent to join this TEAMS event on Monday afternoon  the 27th of July (from 5pm)


TAFE scholarships = apply now (Posted: 23/07/2020)

Applications are now open for TAFE Queensland scholarships worth up to $5,000*.

Scholarships are available for eligible courses across a wide variety of study areas.
Apply now
Merit scholarships
Merit scholarships are awarded based on criteria which may include things like your previous academic or work history, practical skills, and technical knowledge. You'll need to demonstrate that you're doing or will do well in the industry in which you apply for the scholarship.
Access and equity scholarships
Access and equity scholarships are awarded on the basis of specific equity criteria; they're about making vocational education and training more accessible and affordable. You'll also need to show a genuine interest in and commitment to your chosen industry.
Advance Queensland - TAFE Queensland Indigenous Pathways Scholarships
The Advance Queensland – TAFE Queensland Indigenous Pathways Scholarships focus on supporting Indigenous students to create pathways to a successful future through education and training.
The Advance Queensland scholarships are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) courses with TAFE Queensland. These are access and equity scholarships offered in partnership with the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation (DSDTI).
Along with our experienced teachers, industry-standard facilities, and practical training these scholarships provide a great opportunity to upskill and retrain for jobs to keep pace with a changing Queensland economy.
See where TAFE can take you in 2021.

Don't miss out. Applications close 27 August 2020.
Apply now

Defence Force Recruiting invites you to our upcoming Women in Trades Information Evening! (Posted: 22/07/2020)

Whether you’re starting your trade career from scratch or are looking for new avenues for your skills, the ADF has a wide range of varied and rewarding avenues you may not have yet considered.

When: Thursday, 30th July, 6pm to 8pm

Where: Defence Force Recruiting Brisbane, Level 13, 295 Ann St

RSVP: HERE or via the flyer attached

Interested in learning more about US and UK study opportunities? (grade 9 - 11 students) (Posted: 22/07/2020)

US & UK Introductory Webinar | July 30
This is an introductory event for students in Years 9-11 covering the basics of the application process including required scores, estimated costs and timeline for students.
RSVP Register here:

US College Virtual Tour | August 8
With travel limited, a recent Harvard grad from New Zealand and a current MIT student from Melbourne have created brilliant virtual campus tour videos which are sent to students who register for a Q&A session on August 8th to talk about life overseas.


Updates from the University of Sydney (Posted: 21/07/2020)


Sydney Scholars Award - applications open early! Our flagship suite of scholarships have opened early for applications. Students can join us for a workshop in early August or apply now!

Admission pathways and entry requirements

NEW! Creative Arts Special Admissions Scheme This new scheme offers talented Year 12 students a chance to enter music and visual arts degrees based on audition and portfolio prior to getting their ATAR. Learn more >>
Future Leaders Scheme Nominations open 1 August! This scheme is for nominated school captains and Dux students at high schools in Australia, who apply through UAC. Learn more >>
Elite Athletes and Performers Scheme Applications open 1 August! For athletes or performers whose rehearsal, training and/or competitive commitments have significantly impacted their Year 12 studies. Learn more >>

Gadigal Program This entry pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is now administered through UAC. Applications for early conditional offers close on Sunday 9 August. Learn more >>

Changes to 2021 entry for Bachelor of Oral Health For 2021 entry only, all eligible applicants must attend the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) via Zoom. Eligible international and domestic applicants will participate in September and December respectively. Ask a question >>

Courses, workshops and information sessions for students
Tertiary Jazz Pre-Audition Workshop This workshop includes discussion and demonstration, a Jazz aptitude test and the opportunity to have your mock audition critiqued by members of the Conservatorium staff. Saturday 1 August, 2.00-5.00pm

Scholarships Workshop Join us for a practical session where we will use the Sydney Scholars Award to work through tips and examples for scholarship applications. Tuesday 6 August, 5.00pm-6.00pm

Languages at Sydney: Go Global 2020 Languages can give a competitive edge in our globalised world. With 15 language options available, register by 10 August to join our language immersion webinars and Q&A. Monday 17 – Thursday 20 August, 4.00pm

ACU virtual open day now over 3 weeks (Posted: 21/07/2020)

ACU Virtual Open Days
Due to current social distancing practices, we will be moving all our Open Days to a virtual format. Over a series of weekends, students can virtually visit the campus, hear from academics, chat to our current students and participate in live Q&A webinars to have their questions answered.
Virtual Open Day dates
Saturday 29 August, 9am-3pm
Saturday 5 September, 9am-3pm
Saturday 12 September, 9am-3pm

Register your interest to hear more important updates regarding Virtual Open Day 2020.

ANU Virtual Open Week (Posted: 21/07/2020)

 22-28 August 2020
Find out what ANU has to offer during the ANU Virtual Open Week, taking place Saturday 22 August to Friday 28 August. Our interactive day is Saturday 22 August with Q&A sessions with our students, campus accommodation tours and information about internships and double degrees. During the week, we'll also cover ANU student life, how to start building a successful career while at university and degree specific webinars from our Colleges.

Register for more information

BOND open day and scholarship info (Posted: 21/07/2020)

Open Day live from Bond isn Saturday, 25 July from 12pm to 4pm so register now and join us virtually
Scholarships at Bond
Bond University offers one of Australia’s most generous scholarship programs, featuring a range of full-fee and part-fee scholarships awarded to the best and brightest applicants. Scholarships are designed to reward and recognise students who have excelled in the areas of academia, leadership, community and sport; including but not limited to:
  • Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship - 100% tuition remission
  • Bond University Indigenous Scholarship - up to 100% tuition remission
  • Sporting Scholarships - up to 100% tuition remission
  • Excellence Scholarship - 50% tuition remission
  • Leadership Scholarship - 25% tuition remission
Applications are currently open and close on:
Sunday, 9 August for Vice Chancellor ‘s Elite Scholarship applicants
Sunday, 6 September for all other scholarship applicants

How do students apply?
Step One - Complete the Bond University Study Application Form at
Step Two - Complete the Scholarship Application Form at by the earliest closing date relevant to the scholarship(s) they are applying for.

We will contact you in the next two weeks with further details on scholarships and the names of the students from your school who have applied to date.
Check scholarship eligibility

QUT Virtual Open Day   (Posted: 21/07/2020)

QUT Open Day will be brought to you online this year on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August. Our Virtual Open Day will be an opportunity to find out more about QUT and chat with staff and students from the comfort of your home. Students and parents are encouraged to register to attend Virtual Open Day 2020 to stay updated with the event program. By registering, they will also be in the draw to win a MacBook Air.

UQ open day (Posted: 21/07/2020)

This Open Day we're bringing UQ to you! Join us for our online Open Day event on Sunday 2 August, 9am to 6pm (AEST).

This is your opportunity to dig deeper into your areas of interest and get answers to your unknowns.
What you'll experience at UQ Open Day
  • Chat one-on-one with our passionate, engaging lecturers
  • Get exclusive information about your preferred programs
  • Find out from our students what it’s really like to study at UQ
  • Explore our outstanding learning facilities through virtual tours
  • Attend live sessions such as How to choose the right career.

ACU year 12 revision Webinars (Posted: 21/07/2020)

Worried about your Year 12 exams? You’re not alone. We know this can be a stressful time, which is why we’ve teamed up with InspirED to help you do your very best and get you ready for what’s to come.

Join us for a series of free online webinars run by experienced Year 12 exam markers and assessors. They’ll guide you through how to respond to possible exam questions, help you get your head around the class content to deepen your understanding, and offer plenty of tips and strategies along the way.

You’ll also have an opportunity to get your questions answered during a live 30-minute Q&A.

Year 12 Revision Webinars – QLD
click here to learn more

Le Cordon Bleu opportunity for year 11 and 12 (Posted: 20/07/2020)

Le Cordon Bleu opens its doors to high school students in Years 11 and 12 interested in culinary arts, hospitality or business management careers to experience a ‘day in the life’ of a student.

The careers residential invites students to stay on campus to explore, through practical and theoretical aspects, a discovery experience designed to take your passion for hospitality, gastronomy and management to the next level.
  • Hands-on cuisine and patisserie classes
  • Visit prestige hotels in guided tours and meet industry experts
  • Participate in industry workshops
  • Experience dining in a restaurant
  • Chat with our Industry Engagement team about how they will guide you to your perfect career
  • Learn more about the subjects you’ll study like Marketing, International Hospitality Experience, and Leadership Management
  • Meet our world-class lecturers and chefs, successful alumni and current students
For links to the Brisbane course, click below:
Very limited places available!


JCU webinars for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery or Bachelor of Veterinary Science. (Posted: 16/07/2020)


JCU tutoring student

Application-based Programs -
Tuesday 28 July 2020 - 4pm (AEST)

Not sure what to do for application-based programs?

Have your questions answered for how to apply for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery or Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

This webinar will provide information to help you confidently complete your application with JCU, and provide insight into other course options you could select for your preferences.

Who should attend?

Students looking to apply to one of JCU's application-based programs.

Register Now


Early University offers (Posted: 16/07/2020)

This year, several Queensland institutions have announced they will be making early university offers to students.

If you are thinknig of studying at:

CQU, JCU, USC,  USQ, Torrens or SAE,  

Contact Mrs Staley for more details.

Audition for Queensland Conservatorium (Posted: 15/07/2020)

Audition for Queensland Conservatorium

The process for applying to study at Queensland Conservatorium in 2021 has changed. With the health and safety of applicants and staff in mind the audition process will now include a video audition component.  
Applications close for the Bachelor of Acting and Bachelor of Musical Theatre on 31 August and for the Bachelor of Music on 4 September. 

» Audition requirements and helpful information on how to complete the application process are available at

Want to study Engineering but lack the prerequisites? (Posted: 15/07/2020)

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

Griffith Film School Experience Week, 21-25 September 2020 (Posted: 15/07/2020)

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 

Get ahead of the pack with GriffithENG Program (Posted: 15/07/2020)

Do you have a genuine interest in engineering? Get ahead of the pack with GriffithEng. High School students can study Engineering at Griffith while they finish high school and gain credit transfer towards a degree.

The GriffithENG Program lets students experience a university engineering course and stretch their academic boundaries while studying in Year 11 and 12. It is a two-stage program: students start in Year 11 and continue in Year 12 in Trimester 1, 2021. 

High school students who successfully complete the program can:
  • Gain credit for a first-year engineering course, saving thousands of dollars in HECS bills and reducing the essential workload of first-year university
  • Be awarded an adjusted selection rank  
  • Access it all for FREE! All costs are covered by the University.  
» Applications open now: 

2020 QUT STEM Camp (Posted: 15/07/2020)

The QUT STEM Camp is fully-funded and open to Year 11 students from across Queensland, providing the opportunity for regional and local students to spend four days working alongside QUT researchers and undergraduate students on real-world STEM projects.

The program will run from Tuesday 29 September to Friday 3 October at the QUT Gardens Point Campus.

Applications have been extended and now close Thursday 23 July 2020.


Year 12 - QTAC information session (online) (Posted: 15/07/2020)

A reminder to keep the 19th of August free for our QTAC information evening commencing at 6:30pm.

This presentation will be online and there will be time for questions at the end of the session. 


The Hotel school - speak to Current students event (Posted: 13/07/2020)

Are you interested to hear from current students?
We invite you to join us and hear from our students about study and student life at The Hotel School. Due to a tremendous response after our previous event, we will be catching up with current students as they share their insights and career aspirations, along with a course advisor who can answer your course questions via our live chat.
Date: Thursday, 23 July 2020
Time: 4:00-4:30 PM
We look forward to seeing you.
The Hotel School Team
To save your place, please click on register button.

Griffith Uni Open day done differently - Open House (Posted: 13/07/2020)

Open Day done differently

This year, we're doing Open Day differently. To give future students a flexible way to make important decisions about study, we’ve created Virtual Open House. It’s an online event that will run from 14 July to 1 October that students can explore 24/7 from their own home.

Over 12 weeks, students can discover our 200+ degrees and support services and get all the information they need to make informed decisions about their future. Students can explore:
  • Dynamic virtual study booths
  • On-demand presentations and videos
  • Spotlight weeks, highlighting a specific study area
  • GriffithLIVE sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 pm, featuring one-on-one chats with study area experts, live webinars, virtual classes, and more
» Register for Virtual Open House to stay up-to-date with the full event schedule:



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.


A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery