Careers Update

Apr 4th 2020

What has been happening in Careers? 


It was another interesting seminar presented by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) on Monday 16 March that made me realise the extensive opportunities our students have after school and also on a chosen gap year and beyond. 


The ADF offers over 200 roles across a broad variety of trades, professions and military-specific positions. When you consider the generous remuneration they receive, superannuation, medical, travel and variety, it’s well worth considering.


It's never too early to start thinking about becoming an Officer in the Army. A degree can fast-track you into an exciting Officer role, and there are two ways to have your uni fees paid for by the ADF.


Australian Defence Force Academy

Receive military and leadership training in parallel with your university studies, choosing from a wide range of UNSW degree courses at ADFA in Canberra.

Defence University Sponsorship

Study a relevant degree at your choice of accredited university, have your course fees paid from your appointment, earn a salary as you learn, and walk straight into a guaranteed job in the ADF.

Work experience on the Barracks throughout the holidays have been popular amongst school students in Years 10-12 to gain valuable exposure for job roles available. If you’re interested, please feel free to discuss options with me or go to the website below.


Please note - All ‘Trade Taster’ at the Bundaberg Tafe have been cancelled. I’ll indicate when these have been rescheduled. 


The Trade Taster Program allows eligible high school students to try out a trade without needing to commit to a full qualification or apprenticeship. See if a trade is the right option for you, or test out a potential career path you're considering following in the future. 


The next newsletter we’ll hear from the students at St Luke’s who are going places within their chosen future careers. I look forward to hearing from our School Based Apprentices and Trainees as they settle into their new roles and responsibilities at School and in the workplace. 


“Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." 

Kind regards,
Kane Kersnovske
Director of Academic Welfare & Careers


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