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CHAC Careers

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the QCE, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

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BusinessPLUS with Griffith (Posted: 12/09/2019)

Students considering a degree in business or government for 2020 are encouraged to investigate Griffith University's BusinessPLUS scholarships. These scholarships reward potential, as well as excellence.


Three BusinessPLUS scholarships are offered for Academic Excellence (OP 1 to 8) worth $15,000 to $20,000. Griffith is also offering Transition Scholarships for students with OPs 9 to 14 worth $7,500 to $10,000.


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Scholarship search starts now (Posted: 05/09/2019)

A range of  scholarships are offered throughout Australia that recognise academic merit and community involvement. More on these can be read here. Many institutions also provide a guide to scholarships, including QUT and the University of Queensland. The Good Universities Guide is an excellent online tool for searching scholarships offered throughout Australia.

Careers in Construction (Posted: 30/08/2019)

The The Ready 4 Construction program is Hutchinson Builders' pre-apprenticeship program offering senior students the chance to achieve a fully-funded Certificate I in Construction and 80 hours of structured workplace learning.


Any Year 11 considering a career in construction is encouraged to see the Ready 4 Construction handout here. It provides an  opportunity to gain both a trade qualification and practical experience before committing to an apprenticeship.


 Participation in the program would require that students miss one day per week of school and so interested students should see CHAC's Careers Counsellor to discuss how their school timetable might be adjusted to cater for the school absence.

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Discover your strongest sense?

Discover your most dominant sense with this quiz. Match it with your natural skill set to help identify a really interesting career path.


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Tax Time

Years 11 and 12 students are encouraged to commence the process of obtaining a Tax File Number (TFN). The fastest way to obtain a TFN is through a post office. Prospective university and TAFE students need a Tax File Number to defer their fee payments. These loans are made on the basis that you pay it later through the tax system. If students don’t have a TFN, they will not be able to finalise a government loan for study. There are several ways to apply for a TFN. Visit the Australian Taxation Office for details. 

Defence Careers

Defence Force Recruiting runs fun and informative events throughout the year to help school students learn more about careers in the defence forces. For events this August, click here.

Sofitel Insights

Behind the Scenes is an opportunity for students of Years 11 and 12 to learn more about working in the tourism and hospitality industry. From 9:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday 21 September, students can experience working in one of Brisbane's 5-Star hotels and learn more about the many hotel careers possible. RSVP is essential by emailing

QCCA answers all of your QCE questions

Students in Years 10 and 11 in 2019 are the first to study under the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) system. myQCE will help you plan your pathway to achieving a QCE by the end of Year 12 and explore further study, training and career options.Click here to go to the new website explaining the new QCE