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Further information and help can be found at The Bundaberg Seconday Guidance webpage using the link below
1. Exploration
2. Tertiary Pathway
3. Vocational Pathway
1. Learning Account
2. Study Skills
Career development is the process of managing learning, work and leisure throughout your life.  It starts with you getting to know yourself and then matching your interests, aspirations and skills with options for study and work.  You can develop your skills and discover career opportunities through:
·         paid work
·         unpaid work experience
·         Volunteering
·         education
·         hobbies and/or;
·         cultural activities.
Some simple steps can be undertaken by you such as listing your: goals; likes and dislikes; strengths and weaknesses; interests and passions, and; careers that interest you.  The following links will help you explore and find out more about these specifically for you.
1. Career Exploration
Job Guide
The Job Guide provides an in-depth look at a range of occupations and their education and training pathways.  
My Future
This is a national career information and exploration service that provides information on careers, occupations and career paths.  You can also undertake a careers interest test.
Real Life Career Interview Videos
aLife provide a massive range of interview with workers at their work site doing the job e.g., Harley Davidson 1st year motorbike mechanic, counsellor, boat builder, engineer, bus driver, computer technician…..
2. Tertiary Pathway
Open Days, Expos and Career Markets
Applying to University
The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) processes applications for the majority of undergraduate courses at Queensland universities, for medicine at Bond University, applications to the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania and to some courses at universities in Northern NSW, TAFE Qld and the Southbank Institute of Technology.
Applications for interstate Universities are made through the appropriate state admission centres. Each application is unique and it is therefore advisable to see a Guidance Officer before applying for tertiary courses. 
Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre
New South Wales and ACT - University Admissions Centre
Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre, including the Northern Territory
Western Australia - Tertiary Institutions Service Centre
University of Tasmania
Please note that some private providers have a different application process and students need to contact the individual colleges for further advice. 
Queensland and Northern NSW universities and colleges that use QTAC
·         Australian Maritime College
·         Bond University
·         Christian Heritage College
·         Griffith University
·         James Cook University
·         QANTM
·         SAE Institute
·         Southern Cross University
·         TAFE Queensland
·         The University of Queensland
Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC) Key Dates
The Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) is developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the UMAT Consortium universities. The test is used specifically to assist with the selection of students into the medicine, dentistry and health science degree programs at undergraduate level at the universities listed on the UMAT website.
UMAT scores can be used for admission to any of the UMAT Consortium universities ONLY in the year following the test. More information can be found at the UMAT website:
The Australian Defence Forces
The Australian Defence Force Academy
Types of Accommodation:
Residential Colleges:
Normally provide: a single bedroom; study desk; wardrobe; private / shared bathroom; shared common room; meals; weekly room cleaning; utilities (electricity; internet access); and, regular organised social, sporting and cultural activities. Costs per university week can be $320 - 500.
Agent operated student accommodation:
Organised through a real estate agent, this accommodation type usually provides a lockable bedroom; a shared kitchen; a shared bathroom; living areas; and utilities. Rent is typically $150 – 200 per week.
Privately organised accommodation:
Organise your own accommodation by either finding a room in shared accommodation (usually through online listings); or, renting a place yourself, finding people to move in with you. You will have to negotiate the costs including bond, rent and utility bills. Rent is typically $150 – 200 per week.
Student Guilds:
Many university Student Guilds (union) offer accommodation assistance.  
Accommodation Contacts
Walcott Street, St Lucia
Ph.: 3377 1300
College Road, St Lucia
Ph.: 3377 2333
Sir William MacGregor Drive, St Lucia
Ph.: 3871 9100
Walcott Street, St Lucia
Ph.:  3842 4000
Lowana (M05), Campus Life, Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Campus
Ph.: 3735 5697
E-mail: (Manager, Helen Watkins)
Level 1, Hub Building (N11), Campus Life, Griffith University, Kessels Road, Nathan
Ph.: 3735 7889
E-mail: / (Manager, Helen Watkins)
5 Rock Street, St Lucia
Ph.: 3721 2480
Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove
Ph.: 3236 9013
72 Upland Road, St Lucia
Ph.: 3871 9600
60 Bayliss Street, Auchenflower
Ph.: 1300 822753
College Road, St Lucia
Ph.: 3842 6600
College Road, St Lucia
Ph.: 3878 0600
The Women’s College
College Road, St Lucia
Ph.: 3377 4500
15 Jephson Street, Toowong
Ph.: 3371 1966
108 Margaret Street, Brisbane
Ph.: 3295 3500
Upland Road, St Lucia
Ph.: 3377 1500
60 Tribune Street, Southbank
Phone: 3844 1499 / 1800 260 801
80 Tryon Street, Brisbane
Ph.: 3457 5588
Bundaberg Area
Ph: 13 CQUni (13 2786) 
Bundaberg Area
Ph: (07) 41507013
10 – 24 Faculty Close, Smithfield, Cairns
Ph.: 4057 1111
Gold Coast
14 University Drive, Robina
Ph.: 55954194
96 Edmund Rice Drive, Southport
Ph.: 5631 4628
Level 10 Springfield Tower, 145 Sinnathamby Boulevard, Springfield Central
Ph.: 3171 4900
E-mail: (Manager, Codie-Lee Reid)
191 Warwick Road, Churchill
Ph.: 0412 588 133
Baker Street, West Toowoomba
Ph.: 46312650
554 – 700 Yaamba Road, North Rockhampton QLD 4701
Ph.: 4930 9766
PO Box 5606, Mackay Mail Centre, Mackay QLD 4741
Ph.: 4940 7426
1 James Cook Drive, Townsville City
Ph.: 47814148
7 Warilli Street, Aitkenvale and 14 Welsh Street, Rosslea
Ph.: 4723 9055
261 – 269 Sturt Street, Townsville
Ph.: 4772 3649
Financial Assistance
Department of Human Services
This website also links into Centrelink, Child Support, Students and trainees……..
This provides information for students about Australian Government assistance for financing future studyThe Government administers the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) which consists of five HELP loans schemes to assist students with the cost of their fees. There is also information about scholarships.
3. Vocational Pathway
Vocational Education and Training (VET) refers to education and training that focuses on delivering skills and knowledge required for specific industries. It is a learning option for young people in the senior phase of learning.  About one third of Australia’s senior secondary students are enrolled in a VET in Schools course. 
Participating in VET can:
Ø  provide credit points towards the attainment of a Queensland Certificate of Education  , and/or the attainment of a nationally recognised VET qualification
Ø  support young people's transitions to employment, vocational and higher education pathways
Other benefits of participating in VET include (but not limited to):
Ø  obtaining practical experience from work
Ø  gaining familiarity on how workplaces operate
Ø  developing employability skills
Ø  developing and improving interpersonal skills
Ø  allowing students to explore the potential career path they would like to pursue.
Young people can access VET in a number of ways including:
Ø  through their school being a Registered Training Organisation
Ø  at another Registered Training Organisation
Open Days, Expos and Career Markets
Vocational Education and Training Pathways
·         Agriculture College
·         Construction Industry
·         Defence Force
·         Manufacturing Industry
·         Mining Industry
·         Other Services Industry
·         Police
·         Retail Trade Industry
·         Wholesale Trade Industry
Other useful links
Job Guide
Department of Education Training & Employment
Queensland TAFE
This site shows all the TAFE courses in Queensland and you can look up Wide Bay TAFE
Australian Qualifications Defence Force Careers
Australian Apprenticeships
If you are thinking of undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship the following websites will be useful:
Financial Assistance
Department of Human Services
This website also links to  Centrelink, Child Support, Students and trainees……..
Vocational Education and Training/Fee-Help
This provides information for students about Australian Government assistance for financing future study.  There is also information about scholarships.
Learning Account
Student Connect
Learning Account, OP and QCE Results.
Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA)
Study Skills
Learning Laboratory
Tutorials on mind mapping, note taking, reading skills and exam preparation.
Education Atlas
There is a section on Study Skills.
If you are in an emergency or there is immediate risk of harm to yourself or others contact emergency services on OOO.  If you need to talk to someone phone Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800, Youth Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636, Life Line 131114 or to chat online contact eheadspace:
Kids Helpline
Youth Beyond Blue
Life Line
Bullying is a pattern of repeated physical, verbal, psychological or social aggression that is directed towards a specific person by someone with more power and is intended to cause harm, distress and/or create fear.  Click here for more information What is bullying?  Bullying can happen anywhere, at school, at home, at work, in online social spaces, via text messaging or email.
If you feel that you are being bullied you can do one or a number of the following:    
·         Talk to your parent/guardian
·         Talk to a teacher
·         Talk to someone in the school administration
·         Make an appointment with your school Guidance Officer
·         See the websites below
Bullying No Way                  
Take a Stand Together
Cyber Bullying Cyber Smart