Futures Pathways

St Luke's Anglican School works in proud partnership with many universities, TAFE, businesses, organisations, and Government to offer its senior students early access to a broad range of career and tertiary education-starting opportunities. Please visit this page often to see the latest and upcoming events.

Tertiary Education, Qualifications & Certificates

UniSC Headstart Info Evening

UniSC is hosting a Headstart Information Evening and invites all Year 10, 11 and 12 students and their parents to attend. Have the opportunity to find out more about this program that is designed to give students a taste of university life while still in high school. 

In Headstart, students dive into first-year uni subjects and accrue credit towards their degree. As an added incentive, UniSC will cover the cost of the first course, with additional courses available for only $400. This means that not only will students gain a headstart on their university studies, but they will also save on the cost of their degree.

Date: Wednesday 13 March

Time: 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Register: To register for the information evening, please click here.

UQ Year 12 Biology School

The University of Queensland are holding a Queensland Biology Winter School for students in Year 12 to provide a deep dive into contemporary topics in biodiversity, cell, animal and plant physiology, biophysics, and how these biological disciplines are interconnected.

This coincides with Year 12 Biology Unit 4 (Genetics) but also references and revises Unit 3 (Ecology).

What’s involved

  • Live and breathe biology and related disciplines when you explore contemporary topics in biology (aligned with the subject matter in the QCE and IB Biology syllabuses) through interactive lectures, practicals, and tutorials.

  • Gain scientific skills in literacy, communication, and analysis of biological data (useful skills for QCE Internal Assessment 3: Research Investigation).

  • Learn from leading researchers to teaching specialists and current students at the start of their research careers, all eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you.

  • Consolidate your learning with quizzes at the end of both days.

  • Make friends with students from around the state and discover how much fun it is to be around people who love biology.


Date: 24 - 25 June (Winter school holidays)

Time: 8.30 am - 5.30 pm each day

Location: University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus

Cost: $165 (GST inclusive), including a limited edition QBWS T-shirt.

Applications: Open now and close on Friday 3 May 2024. Places are limited. Click here to apply.

Offers will be made by Monday 6 May 2024 and must be accepted by Thursday 6 June 2024

Please note: No accommodation is included in the program. It is necessary to make your own arrangements for accommodation and transport. The UQ Accommodation page may be of help.

UQ Year 11 Biology School

The University of Queensland are holding a Queensland Biology Winter School for students in Year 11 to provide a deep dive into contemporary topics in biodiversity, cell, animal and plant physiology, biophysics, and how these biological disciplines are interconnected.

What’s involved

  • Live and breathe biology and related disciplines when you explore contemporary topics in biology (aligned with the subject matter in the QCE and IB Biology syllabuses) through interactive lectures, practicals, and tutorials.

  • Gain scientific skills in literacy, communication, and analysis of biological data (useful skills for QCE Internal Assessment 3: Research Investigation).

  • Learn from leading researchers to teaching specialists and current students at the start of their research careers, all eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you.

  • Consolidate your learning with quizzes at the end of both days.

  • Make friends with students from around the state and discover how much fun it is to be around people who love biology.


Date: 1 - 2 July (Winter school holidays)

Time: 9.00 am - 5.30 pm each day

Location: University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus

Cost: $132 (GST inclusive), including a limited edition QBWS T-shirt.

Applications: Open now and close on Friday 3 May 2024. Places are limited. Click here to apply. 

Offers will be made by Monday 6 May 2024 and must be accepted by Thursday 6 June 2024

Please note: No accommodation is included in the program. It is necessary to make your own arrangements for accommodation and transport. The UQ Accommodation page may be of help.

UniSC Best Field Trip


UniSC is once again hosting their 'Best Field Trip in the World' experience, where Year 11 and 12 students who are keen to expand their educational horizons have an opportunity to participate in four jam-packed days of interactive and engaging field trip activities. 

Students at UniSC get hands-on throughout their degree with work-integrated learning (WIL) and field trips, exposing them to industry while gaining valuable practical skills. This field trip is designed to give future students a taste of what it’s like to be a UniSC student.

Field trip winners will experience a range of engaging activities, including:

  • Mechatronics fun with robodogs at UniSC Moreton Bay,
  • Behind-the-scenes tour at Suncorp Stadium before watching a live Dolphins vs Storm NRL match,
  • Enjoying a unique cultural experience with the Butchulla People at Central Station,
  • Uncovering the natural wonders of K’gari,
  • Tour of UniSC's high-performance sports precinct and watch the Lightning take on the Giants,
  • Whale Watching aboard Sunreef Mooloolaba alongside a UniSC tourism expert.

For more information on how to enter, please click here.

Certificate II in Animal Care


Skills Assure is offering interested students the opportunity to undertake a Certificate II in Animal Care through their self-paced online delivery program. As a component of this course, students will be required to complete work experience.

This qualification will provide the skills and knowledge for students to be competent in a range of activities requiring basic animal care and management.

Further information regarding this opportunity can be found in this brochure.

To express your interest, please click here.

CQU Principal Recommendation


CQUniversity’s Principal’s Recommendation Scheme (PRS) is an early offer program that provides Year 12 students with an alternate entry pathway to a CQU course. Year 12 students can apply for a course and receive an unconditional* offer based on the recommendation of their school Principal, rather than an ATAR, before their senior results are released. With entry based on a Principal’s recommendation, the PRS recognises that factors such as motivation, talent and passion play an important role in student success at university.

How to Apply

The application process is simple and fast. Students apply direct to CQU and attach their school Principal’s recommendation letter with their online application. Applications are now open and close 1 December for the following year's intake.

To find out more or to apply, please click here.

CQU Start Uni Now

For students completing Year 10 or currently studying in Years 11 and 12, CQUniversity offers a Start Uni Now (SUN) program that gives students the opportunity to combine their Senior School study with university-level study. Choose from a range of units from CQU's bachelor degrees and gain an authentic insight into university life and start university early. 

This program allows for possible eligibility for direct entry into a chosen course as well as credit towards a degree once the SUN units are completed. This saves students some of the stress of relying heavily on their ATAR score.

To find out more or to apply for the SUN program, please click here.

Bachelor of Pathology at UniSC


The University of the Sunshine Coast has introduced a new program - a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Pathology). 

This program equips students with the skills to investigate diseases and contribute to healthcare breakthroughs. Through hands-on experiences, students will develop advanced skills in handling specimens and instruments within accredited labs, preparing them to excel in diagnosing and researching diseases, driving advancements in healthcare practice. 

This program is aligned with the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists (AIMS) Accreditation Standards and graduates will be qualified for a career as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.

To find out more about this new program, please click here.

UQ Experience Guide

The University of Queensland has a range of diverse pathways for enrichment and engagement, with opportunities tailored to foster personal growth, ignite passions, and unlock potential in every student. These opportunities are detailed in the UQ's 2024 Student Experiences Guide, which you can access via this link.

From information on Open Days, Events, and Ambassador Programs to details on the disciplines offered, this guide provides a comprehensive insight into the various opportunities at UQ.

UniSC Headstart Program

Headstart challenges motivated Year 10, 11 and 12 students with university-level learning, giving them the opportunity to advance their study skills and gain credit towards a university degree. 

Students can pursue a subject of interest, experience life as a uni student and enhance their academic skills as they blend high school learning with university study.

Why study Headstart?

  • Students will gain credit towards their UniSC degree
  • The first Headstart course is free and additional subjects are only $400
  • Prepare for and get a taste of university life
  • Gain QCE points
  • Receive adjustment factors for each course they successfully complete (1 rank per course)
  • Broaden their education
  • Explore a subject they are interested in before committing to a full degree
  • Set themself apart

For more information or to apply, please click here.

Employment

Please note that the following employment listings are in no way associated with St Luke's Anglican School. The school is neither hiring, nor interviewing for the jobs listed below, and is acting solely as a noticeboard intermediary for the benefit of St Luke's student awareness only. Please contact the relevant business for all enquiries and applications. St Luke's students are also able to speak to Ms Robyn Deer as a first contact.

East Coast Apprenticeships


East Coast Apprenticeships have a number of apprenticeships and traineeships available in the local Wide Bay area for students and school leavers.

These include:

Apprentice Tiler

  • Full-time, 40 hours per week, with an accrued RDO each month
  • Study a Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling whilst being paid on the job
  • Applications close 29 February 2024

To find out more information about any of the above opportunities, or to apply, please click here.

Skills & Advice

Student Contributions