Careers Newsletter


A USI is your individual education number for life. It also gives you an online record of your VET training undertaken in Australia. (If you are undertaking any nationally recognised training/certificate eg: a first aid course, you need a USI).

How Do I Get a USI?  A USI is your lifelong education number – you only need to create it once. Click here to Get yourUSI.


The Defence Work Experience Program (DWEP) is a national Youth Program that provides young Australians with an interest in a Defence career, the opportunity to gain exposure to a range of job roles available within Defence and the Australian Public Service. Defence work experience activities are designed to be hands on and interactive so that young people can make informed career decisions.

The following programs are now open for applications online with others to follow as the year progresses: 

Defence Work Experience Program (DWEP)WEP NumberProgram DatesApplications CloseLocation
Army Familiarisation ProgramWEP/00330/2327 - 29 March19-FebGallipoli Barracks
Army Familiarisation ProgramWEP/00373/2317 - 19 April05-MarGallipoli Barracks
Air Force Familiarisation ProgramWEP/00422/2317 - 19 April19-FebRAAF Amberley
Army Familiarisation ProgramWEP/00376/2308 - 10 May19-MarGallipoli Barracks
Air Force Familiarisation ProgramWEP/00424/2329 - 31 May16-AprRAAF Amberley

Applications may close before the advertised date if large volumes are received.  Please contact the Careers Centre at school for further information before applying.

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) offers world-class degrees in Business, Engineering, Computing, Arts and Science. Based in Canberra, students who join ADFA have a unique opportunity to receive advanced military and leadership training whilst studying a range of degrees from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). ADFA also offers students a salary while they study, allowing them to focus throughout their degrees and enjoy a range of sporting and extra-curricular activities without the need to get a part-time job.

Upon graduation students are guaranteed a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force and will have their degree fully funded, graduating HELP-debt free. Students who graduate from ADFA move into a range of exciting and varied jobs as Officers - these range from Pilots, Civil Engineers, Logistics and Finance Officers, Mission Controllers and much more. Browse over fifty roles available for students.


Ergon Energy Network and Energex would like to invite students to attend the 2023 Girl Power WebEx Session. Students can choose to attend one of the two sessions on offer.

To Register:

1.        Email Terri Webster with your preferred date:

  • Tuesday 7 March – 11:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Thursday 9 March – 1:00PM to 2:00PM

2.        You will receive an email with the WebEx dial-in details the week before the session.  
The Program 
The Girl Power Program is designed for girls currently completing Grade 10 to 12 and would include: 

  • Information on the trades/apprenticeships that Ergon Energy Network/Energex offer
  • Opportunity to hear from Female Apprentices and Tradespeople
  • Overview of the recruitment process
  • Opportunity to complete relevant testing and Work Experience in Term 2 if interested in progressing with the 2024 Apprentice Recruitment (this would be open to Year 12 girls)

JW Marriott & Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort SAT'S

An information session is being held for students interested in gaining a school-based traineeship/apprenticeship at JW Marriott or Sheraton Mirage. Successful students will rotate throughout the property to ensure a full experience in the hospitality industry. Ares include: 

Commercial CookeryFront Office
ConciergeFood & Beverage

Date/Time:  Wednesday 22 February at 5pm

Location:  JW Marriott, 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise

Registration:  Contact the College Careers Centre


School-Based Traineeship opportunities are managed through the Careers Centre. Now is the perfect time for Year 10-11 Non-ATAR students to consider securing a position which provides paid employment, hands-on work experience and a certificate qualification upon completion. Students MUST speak to Mr Hamilton or Terri Webster in the Careers Centre before applying for a SbT. You can view all current opportunities via the link below: