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Monday, 19 February 2018 00:11

CAC Career News - Week 5, Term 1 2018



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Three school-based traineeships in a child care centre in Oxenford are currently available– one is a Cert III Child Care and the others are both Cert III Business admin.  Please forward resumes to Nicole Wallace, Career and Placement Advisor, Busy at Work

Below are job descriptions:

School-Based Childcare Traineeship – Oxenford - Wednesdays

Centre based in Oxenford are seeking a school-based child care trainee to join their team on a Wednesday and gain a cert III in childcare.  You will need to be comfortable working with children and their families, have great presentation and communication skills and be a keen learner as it is a busy environment.
If you would like to gain a certificate while still at school in a high priority area then apply now.


School-Based Business Admin Traineeships x2 – Oxenford – One for Tuesdays and the Other Day To Be Confirmed


Centre based in Oxenford are seeking 2 x school-based business admin trainees to join their team and gain a cert III in business administration.  You will need to be comfortable working with children and their families, have great presentation and communication skills and be a keen learner as it is a busy environment.

One of the roles is on a Tuesday and the day for the other vacancy is TBA

If you would like to gain a certificate while still at school in a high priority area, then apply now.




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CAC Career News - Week 1, Term 1 2018



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We deliver exceptional courses and provide rare opportunities that lead to career success for our students — we offer courses in Fashion, Styling, Design, Beauty, Visual Arts, Make-Up, Interior Design & Photography!

Brisbane Campus - 29 Amelia Street, Fortitude Valley
Gold Coast Campus - 14/475 Scottsdale Drv, Varsity Lakes

Believe - Create - Succeed

If you’d love to lead a creative life, come along to one of our info sessions to discover your potential and explore your opportunities for an amazing future. Attending an info session is a great opportunity to meet with the teaching staff, learn more about our courses and where they could lead you, and ask any questions you might have.




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Illusions Magic Show at Sanctuary Cove currently have traineeships available. If you are in Year 11, 12 you may qualify for one of these work place traineeships.
For expressions of interest please contact Jacqui

This week is the APS SUMMER FINALS for 2017. All teams will be leaving from the Secondary Campus carpark at 12.10pm to play in the Summer APS Finals Round.

Congratulations to all teams playing on Friday, with special mention for the following teams who are playing for a premiership:


  • Open Girls AFL
  • Open Boys AFL
  • Open Boys A Basketball
  • Open Girls A Basketball
  • Intermediate Boys AFL
  • Junior Girls Water Polo
  • Junior Girls Softball
  • Yr. 8A Boys Basketball
  • Yr. 8A Girls Basketball
  • Yr. 8B Boys Touch
  • Yr. 7A Boys Basketball
  • Yr. 7B Boys Basketball
  • Yr. 7A Girls Basketball
  • Yr. 7B Girls Basketbal

Please Note:
Students who usually catch a Surfside bus home from the College will need to make alternative arrangements, as the return sport buses will most likley not return to the College on time to catch them.


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The Australian Industry Trade College will be hosting monthly delivery of TAFE Qld, White Card Training at our campus at 281 Scottsdale Drive, Robina. Details of first course as follows;

  • Course:          CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry
  • Date:              Thursday November 9
  • Cost:               $25
  • Time:              12.30 – 4.30pm  (4hrs)
  • Transport:       Campus is 10 min walk from Varsity Train Station or alternatively there is a bus stop outside campus
  • Enrolment:     Please complete attached admission formIdentification:  Personal ID required on day of training
  • Classes:         10-15 per class


School-based Apprentice in Hairdressing

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Hair Headquarters are opening a new salon at the new Coomera City Centre and are looking for a school based apprentice and a full time apprentice.  They are looking for for a team worker, bubbly, hard working apprentice who is passionate about becoming a great hairdresser. Please feel free to call Karissa Noscov  0435902375.



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TAFE Queensland Southport campus is opening its doors
for you to explore our courses.

Connect with our dedicated team
to make great happen.

Date: Thursday 18 January, 2018
Time: 1.00pm-6.00pm
Location: Ground Floor, 91-99 Scarborough Street, Southport


Find out about courses in Health, Nursing, Trades, Creative Industries, Business, IT, Beauty, Hairdressing, Hospitality, Early Childhood & Education and more.

•    View exhibits by Creative Industries
•    Visit the Southport campus facilities
•    Career and course advice
•    Fun interactive displays

For further enquiries, please visit our website.
Courses include:

Aged Care, Health & Fitness | Beauty & Hair | Business, Management & Justice  | Cookery, Hospitality & Tourism | Community Services & Counselling | Early Childhood & Education | English and Employment Preparation | Nursing | Short Courses | Tradesn. pus is opening its doors
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Great internship opportunity available for School Leavers


Over the past 10 years, EA has helped over 2,000 young people have the best winter of their lives through their Instructor Internship Program. The internship provides young-people with world-class training, support and an internationally recognised qualification which then assists them into a paid instructor job at one of the world’s top ski schools. Internship programs start at $4975 which cover the costs of training, examination fees and materials, accommodation and a guaranteed job offer at one of EA's highly competitive resorts.

 The recruitment stage is now open for programs starting Nov/Dec 2018.

 EA are looking for school leavers who:

•    Have a passion for skiing or snowboarding (Low level intermediate to advanced ability welcome)
•    Have a willingness to learn through training and working
•    Have an interest in travel and adventure
•    Are available between November/December to April 2018
•    Will be 18 years of age by November 2018
•    Are looking for a life-changing experience
•    Have the financial support to participate in an internship abroad

Click here to see if you meet initial eligibility criteria for this opportunity.

 Successful applicants will receive:

•    A GUARANTEED offer of employment as a ski or snowboard instructor which includes uniform, full season pass, and discount deals
•    Early season orientation, instructor training, and accommodation package
•    International Instructor Association membership and level one ski or snowboard examination
•    Training, support and further qualifications throughout the season
•    Assistance and support with obtaining Working Holiday Visas, flights and insurances (in partnership with STA Travel)
•    Access to our 29 resort partners for future work opportunities to help progress their career in the snow sports industry


We work with partner ski resorts in Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland. Programs start in late November each year for the northern hemisphere and June for the southern hemisphere.

 Download your career pack here to start the application process and learn more about EA’s paid internship opportunity.
For general information about our internship programs around the world, check out our website or read some of our Alumni reviews here.



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Fixtures locations and match times - Round Seven Friday 3 November Vs Trinity


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Fixtures locations and match times - Round Six Friday 27 October Vs Emmanuel


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Coomera Waters Tavern requires a full time first year apprentice chef. No experience necessary but having done Hospitality during school is an advantage. For details please send Shannon an email



Toomey Earthmovers is a company who manufactures large earthmoving equipment and Elevation Compensators for use with GPS in agriculture.
The compensator is a small technical device which we manufacture our selves and is sold globally.
We require a motivated, organized, punctual, methodical and keen learner to help make these devices.
The position requires soldering components, making cables and assembling components.
This position would suits someone who is interested in electrical engineering or tech wiring and assembly.

License required as the position is at Yatala. The hours would depend on workload.

Toomey Earthmovers
Sue Toomey
Roger Toomey

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We are currently looking for some school based apprentices and trainees for our employers.  All of our vacancies are currently listed on our website: – search using school based tab.

School based roles:

  • Hairdressing apprentice – school based  - Robina, This is an upmarket salon and the employer is looking for a student who wants to become a     hairdresser – must have great customer service skills, be well presented and keen
  • Hospitality trainee – School based – Helensvale, Busy café based in Westfield is looking for a school based trainee to join their team, in this     role you will working as an all rounder.  No experience necessary

  • Commercial cookery apprentice – school based – Mermaid waters, Contemporary Asian restaurant is looking for school based apprentice to join their     team, must be passionate about food, have a great work ethic and be keen to learn

  • Hospitality trainee – school based – Burleigh,Our employer is looking for 2 school based hospitality trainees to work front of house in their     busy West Burleigh café.  This is a great opportunity to gain fantastic hospitality skills

  • Information technology traineeship – School based – Runaway Bay,
    If you love IT and want to learn in an interesting environment, with cutting-edge technology at your fingertips, then don't look anywhere else.  A fantastic opportunity for someone currently in Year 10 to commence a school based traineeship. You will be completing a Certificate III in     Information, Digital Media and Technology.



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 What is Student Exchange? Who is WEP Australia? Where and When can I go? What support will my child receive? Who are the host families? …

Have all your questions and more answered at one of our free, personalised and engaging information evenings.

These represent a fantastic opportunity to meet the WEP team as well as recently returned students and will help you make an informed decision about whether student exchange is right for you and your family. Fill out the form below if you can make it! (It is not compulsory to RSVP, but helps us plan ahead.)

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Fixtures locations and match times - Round Five Friday 20 October Vs Kings


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2018 UQ Enhanced Studies - applications are now open

Current Year 11 students are invited to apply for UQ’s Enhanced Studies Program (ESP).

ESP provides your talented students with an opportunity to extend their studies by completing a university subject in Semester 1 of Year 12.  Your students can select from over 40 courses including maths, psychology, accounting, business management, history, languages, music, and tourism.  Some external and flexible delivery courses are also available.  In 2018, we are happy to introduce ten new courses:


•    Introduction to Criminology
•    Quantitative Economic and Business Analysis A
•    Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I
•    Music Techniques and Aural Skills 1
•    Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
•    Introduction to Australian Politics
•    Introduction to Politics and Public Policy
•    Introduction to Political Ideas


Students who study an ESP course do not pay tuition fees.  ESP students enjoy the benefits associated with being a UQ student, including access to UQ libraries, student services, guest lectures, and use of UQ’s extensive sporting facilities.  In addition, students who successfully complete ESP will receive one bonus point (1-99 scale) towards their university entrance rank through UQ’s Bonus Rank Scheme.  Students who later enrol in a relevant UQ program may receive credit for their completed course.  



Students currently completing Year 11 (in the year of application), in all Queensland state and non-government high schools and colleges, including on-shore international students and students studying the Diploma of the International Baccalaureate who:


•    are high academic achievers gaining at least a 'B' cumulative average (or equivalent) during Semester 1, Year 11; and
•    can participate in ESP during first semester of Year 12; and
•    are confident the extra study will not negatively impact their Year 12 studies; and
•    have gained support and permission from their parent/guardian and their school to take on the additional workload.


Interested students are encouraged to check out the ESP website to see if ESP is right for them and other course-specific eligibility requirements.

Applications are now open via the ESP website.  Applications close Tuesday 31 October, 2017 at 11.59pm.



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Fixtures for the Summer APS Sport Round 3 vs St Stephen’s College - Friday October 6


Sport Days finish time notice


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly CAC


  • Yr. 10  and Open Boys Basketball Teams – CAC

  • Yr. 8, 9 and Open Boys Touch – CAC

  • Boys and Girls Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

  • Intermediate  Softball – CAC

  • Yr. 7, 8  and 9 Boys Basketball Teams – Coomera Indoor Centre – Beattie Rd.


Teams playing away – Mainly St Stephen’s College


  • Girls Basketball – St Stephen’s College

  • Yr.  8, Yr. 9, Yr. 10 and Open Girls Touch – St Stephen’s College

  • Junior and Open Girls Softball – St Stephen’s College

  • Yr. 7 Girls Touch  and Yr. 7 Boys and Senior Girls Tier 2 Touch – Owen Park Touch Football

  • Junior Boys and Junior Girls Water Polo – Miami Swimming Pool

  • Open Boys and Open Girls Water Polo – Southport Swimming Pool

  • Junior Boys Cricket – Oxenford Synthetic, Leo Graham Way

  • Junior, Intermediate and Open Girls AFL – Runaway Bay West Soccer Fields

  • Intermediate Boys AFL – Carrara East Fields

  • Open Boys  AFL - All Saints

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Get a head start in your health career by studying whilst at school!

Join us at our information night to hear about the TAFE at School health programs on offer in 2018. Find out course details, entry requirements, units that you'll study and the outcomes and pathways available post study.

Health courses available in 2018:

ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies
HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services / HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing (Partial Completion - 6 or 10 units)
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (Partial completion - 8 units)
SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation / SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness
SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development (Partial Completion - 8 units)

View all TAFE at School programs for 2018 here.

The evening will commence with a presentation followed by break out sessions for each course where staff and teachers will be available to answer your questions.

Thursday 19 October 2017

6.00pm - 8.00pm

TAFE Queensland Southport
Stage Precinct, Ground Level
91-99 Scarborough Street


Register by Friday 6 October to secure your seat.

For further information contact our Faculty of Community Services, Health and Nursing.
5581 8247

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Time to take your creative talent to the next level?

TAFE Queensland is opening its doors at our Coomera campus

for you to explore and make great happen.


Date:               Saturday 14 October, 2017

Time:              9.30am-2.30pm

Where:           198 Foxwell Road, Coomera


Activities on the day include:


  • Interactive displays: gaming stations, green screen and broadcast demonstrations

  • Radio Metro Pop Up Party with Celebrity DJ & MC Bilsy - prizes up for grabs

  • Viewing exhibits by Interior Design, Building Design and Graphic Design students

  • Visiting our Film Editing suites, Sound Recording studios and Black Box Theatre

  • Meeting our team to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

  • Speaking with industry exhibitors and experts

  • Touring the campus facilities

  • Career and course advice

For further enquiries, please email us or visit ourwebsite.

Courses include: 

Music | Sound Production | Graphic Design | Information Technology |



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The 2018 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships open on Monday 4th December and close on Friday 5th January 2018.


C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships are one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate students in Australia. Each residential scholarship is valued at up to $50,000 over three years

Information about the C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship and an application form are available at or by contacting the secretary to the Trustees on 08 8127 1654.

The Charles Hawker Scholarship perpetuates the memory of scholar, soldier and pastoralist Charles Allan Seymour Hawker and commemorates the achievements of one of Australia’s most respected statesmen.

C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships have been presented by Governor-General Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC, South Australian Premier Hon Jay Weatherill MP, former Speaker of the House of Representatives and Hawker family member Hon David Hawker AO and former Governor-General The Hon Major General Michael Jeffery AC.


The scholarships are available to all Australian students. The majority have been awarded to students entering their first year of university study.

Selection is largely based on personal qualities and demonstrated leadership as well as academic ability. Undergraduate Hawker Scholars are able to attend a range of Australian educational institutions.


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Fixtures for the Summer APS Sport Round 2 vs AB Paterson College – Friday 8 September


Sport Days finish time notice


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly CAC


  • Yr. 10  and Open Girls Basketball Teams – CAC

  • Yr. 8, 10 and Open Girls Touch – CAC

  • Girls Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

  • Junior, Intermediate and Open Softball – CAC

  • Byes - Intermediate Girls AFL and Intermediate Girls Softball – Stay at College


Teams playing away – Mainly AB Paterson College


  • Yr. 7, 8  and 9 Girls Basketball Teams – Coomera Indoor Centre – Beattie Rd

  • Boys Basketball – A B Paterson College

  • Boys Touch – A B Paterson College

  • Boys Tennis – Queens Park Tennis Centre

  • Yr. 7 Girls Touch  and Yr. 9 Girls Touch Football – A B Paterson College

  • Junior Boys and Junior Girls Water Polo – Miami Swimming Pool

  • Open Boys and Open Girls Water Polo – A B Paterson College

  • Junior Boys and Senior Girls Tier 2 Touch – Owen Park

  • Junior Boys Cricket – Albert Park Cricket Oval

  • Junior and Open Girls AFL – Runaway Bay West Soccer Fields

  • Intermediate Boys AFL – Carrara East Fields

  • Open Boys  AFL - All Saints

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Our friends at Craveable Brands (home to Red Rooster, Oporto and Chicken Treat) are currently looking for students to fill casual positions at their Oporto store in Cavill Avenue.

There are 10 positions available, for both BOH and FOH staff.

The work times are as follows:

  • After school (Weekdays)

  • All day (Weekends)

  • Day and night shift (School Holidays)

We believe this is a great opportunity for students who are looking for part-time/casual work whilst they’re still at school.

For more information, or to apply, please click here, or email


Summer APS Sport Round 1 vs Somerset College – Friday 25 August 2017


Sport Days finish time notice


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly CAC


  • Yr. 10  and Open Girls Basketball Teams – CAC

  • Yr. 8, 10 and Open Girls Touch – CAC

  • Girls Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

  • Junior and Intermediate Softball – CAC


Teams playing away – Mainly Somerset College


  • Yr. 7, 8  and 9 Girls Basketball Teams – Runaway Bay Indoor Centre

  • Boys Basketball – Somerset College

  • Boys Touch – Somerset College

  • Junior Boys Tennis – Miami Vets Tennis Centre

  • Yr. 9 Girls Touch Football – Somerset College

  • Senior Boys Tennis – Somerset College

  • Open Softball – Somerset College

  • Junior Boys and Junior Girls Water Polo – Southport Swimming Pool

  • Open Boys and Open Girls Water Polo – Somerset College

  • Yr. 7 Girls Touch and Junior Boys and Senior Girls Tier 2 Touch – Owen Park

  • Junior Boys Cricket – Darcy Doyle Cricket Oval

  • Junior and Intermediate Girls AFL – Runaway Bay West Soccer Fields

  • Intermediate Boys AFL – Carrara East Fields

  • Open Boys  AFL - All Saints

  • Open Girls AFL – Scottsdale AFL Fields


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A boutique salon at Hope Island Santa Barbara are searching for a school based apprentice or trainee looking to get into the Hairdressing industry.
They are looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic either female or male that would be able to work Fridays and a half Saturday.

Pease feel free to contact Zavier via email or you can call and talk on 55140899



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You are invited to New York Film Academy
 Gold Coast's Open Day

The Open Day is taking place on Saturday, August 19 from 10am to 2pm at the

New York Film Academy Southport Central Campus.

New York Film Academy, Southport Central:
Southport Central, Entrance 2E
5 Lawson Street
Southport QLD 4215
(entrance through Ground Level)

Our Open Day provides a great opportunity for you to learn more about
New York Film Academy.
We will be running workshops and information sessions on all of our programs.
Please click here to RSVP your place/s for Open Day

 We look forward to seeing you there!



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Summer APS Sport 'Wash Out Round' vs Trinity – Friday 18 August 2017


Sport Days finish time notice


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly CAC


  • Yr. 7, 8  and 9 Boys Basketball Teams – Coomera Indoor Centre – Beattie Rd
  • Yr. 10 and Open Boys Basketball – CAC
  • Boys Touch – CAC
  • Boys Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre


Teams playing away – Mainly Trinity Lutheran College


  • Yr. 7, 8, 10 and Open Girls Basketball – Trinity
  • Yr. 8 and Open Girls Touch – Trinity
  • Girls Tennis – KDV Tennis Centre, Chisholm Rd and Nerang-Broadbeach Rd.
  • Open Softball – Trinity
  • Junior Boys, Junior Girls and Open Boys’ Water Polo – Southport Swimming Pool
  • Open Girls Water Polo - Trinity
  • Yr. 7 Girls Touch and Junior Boys and Senior Girls Tier 2 Touch – Owen Park
  • Junior Boys Cricket – Albert Park  - Number One Oval
  • Junior and Intermediate Girls AFL – Runaway Bay West Soccer Fields
  • Intermediate Boys AFL – Carrara East Fields
  • Open Boys and Girls AFL – Cooke Murphy Oval

All teams not mentioned have a bye and will be training at the College

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Vantage Automotive Pty Ltd is a major provider of Government funded vocational learning and outsourced services to major vehicle manufacturers with an extensive client list across Australia. Applications are now being sought from students that are interested in a career within the automotive industry as an Automotive Technician or Parts Interpreter.

Both male and female candidates from all over Australia are invited to apply for the Automotive Modern Apprenticeship Programme and, if selected, will be offered full time employment at a dealer close to their home and flown to Sydney for block training.  This is a funded programme with minimal cost to the student.

Positions are already available for the 2018 academic year so please ensure you apply quickly to ensure your chance of a full time position.

To gain a better understanding of what Vantage Automotive has to offer please visit

If you are interested in joining one of the Automotive Modern Apprenticeship Programmes, the application process would be to carefully look at the manufacturers and dealerships listed on the website under the ‘Apply Now’ area, remembering that the Apprenticeship Programme leads to full time employment, and choose which manufacturer and dealership you wish to apply.

Once you are happy with your selection, you are then required to fill out the application form online and attach your current resume with a cover letter, you will also be required to follow the steps and complete a short online assessment.  
The dealership to which you have applied will then receive the application and may be in contact to invite you in for an interview.



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See you at USQ Open Day!

Ensure you register and plan your day at one of USQ's Open Day to make the most of your time on campus. Don't forget by registering your attendance, there's the chance to win a $1000 gift card. Make sure you check out Tash's top 5 reasons to attend a USQ Open Day. We can't wait to see you at USQ Toowoomba on 13 August, USQ Springfield on 20 August and USQ Ipswich (featuring All Things Healthy Expo) on 2 September.



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