The last two weeks have been extremely busy with the completion of Year 10 SET Plans, the opening of the TAFE application process and interviews for tertiary entrance.
The SET Plan is reviewed on a semester basis and adjustments to that plan can be made, and often are, as a result of academic performance and changing circumstances.
It is intended that in 2015 the SET PLANS will be covered over a three week block to allow more flexibility for parents, students and staff. My apologies to the few families who were inconvenienced by the rescheduling of the interviews.
GCCC has been conducting and funding one School-Based Traineeship in Fitness, over the last twelve months. The school wants to continue this traineeship in 2015.
The process will be as follows: the traineeship will be formally advertised with a clear job description. Students who are interested will have to apply and be interviewed for the position. Further details will be provided as they become available.
Options still exist for students to do alternative subjects/courses in Year 11 in accordance with their career pathway and in the event that when the subject lines have been determined, subject clashes occur.
Other types of study include:-
- TAFE courses either as stand alone, or funded ones at the Certificate I and II level.
The funded courses were in the information pack given out on the night of 6 August 6 if it is a stand alone course at TAFE
- Skills Tech TAFE
- Sunshine Coast Trade Training Centre (SCTTC)
- A school-based traineeship. The government is strongly recommending that a Certificate level III course is best completed in the context of a school based traineeship. This is the most cost effective way for students, parents and the employer.
- Distance Education Subjects, available subjects at https://brisbanesde.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx
- Doing a TAFE course at another school site, only with the approval of the HOS, Mr Heyworth and Principal, Mr Curtis.
- Destiny Rescue Internship, see website, http://kickstart3d.com.au/what-is-kickstart-3d/interns-program/destiny-rescue
Interviews and applications for these courses are completed usually by the end of October.
This is a the time of year when many private providers are sending out their representatives and advertising courses between Certificate levels 1 –IV.
A word of caution for both students and parents – always check that the organization is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and compare and contrast the costs and length of courses between training providers.
The Year 9 students will have a Work Experience Information Night on the 14 October. Attendance is mandatory; otherwise you may not get one of your work experience preferences in 2015.
Year 9 students will also have an excursion to the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) on the 29 October, for the ‘QUT Explore Uni Day’.
Students thinking of doing a Headstart course in 2015: There is an information evening coming up on Wednesday 10 September 6-7pm in Lecture Theatre 7, Building C.
You should register to attend this evening by going to http://www.interactivemail.alwaysinteractive.com/forms/s/1c486c4/23691/462619.html Don’t forget that applications must be submitted by the end of October if you want to study a University Headstart course in Semester 1 next year.
Year 12s are proceeding with QTAC and TAFE interviews. Year 12s who are not pursuing these pathways are also welcome to make appointments, according to their perceived needs.Closing Date for QTAC applications is Tuesday 30 September.
A reminder to Year 12 students to view withdrawn and added courses at www.qtac.edu.au. A copy of the most recent courses added and withdrawn is on Connect.
Latitude Global Volunteering still has limited places for 2015. Are you still thinking about a Gap Year in 2015?The full list of options still available is on LGV’s website www.latitude.org.au.
Girls try a TASTE OF NAVY TRADES, 9.30am – 3.00pm, Monday 15September 2014 Queensland Maritime Museum Southbank. The Specialist Recruiting Team – Women in the Navy – is offering an exclusive tour for females interested in a technical trade career in the Navy. Morning tea and lunch are provided.RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 8September.
From 8-14 September it will be Rail Careers Week. Further information on Rail Careers Week, along with more rail stories and a list of all the rail industry activities throughout the Week can be found at http://railcareers.net.au/rail-careers-week/.
There is still a vacancy for a Year 10-11 student to do a Certificate II or III in Horticulture as a School Based Traineeship.
Apprentice chefs are wanted in Maroochydore. Training will be offered in Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.
If you are interested go to the website http://www.ecapprenticeships.com.au/ and ‘Apply Now’ as a New Applicant, quoting Employer Reference Number SCHOS.
Congratulations go to Izaak West, on being nominated for the Sunshine Coast Technical Trade Training Centre (SCTTTC)-HIA 2014 Student of the Year Award.
Paul Nash, Head of Future Pathways