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Please read the following information from the Careers Office:

  • Animation and Film Media at Griffith Film School
  • Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
  • Year 12 Initial Teacher Education
  • QUT News Week 8
  • The University of Queensland Young Scholars Program

Animation and Film Media at Griffith Film School

December courses for year 11 students in animation and film media at Griffith Film School: Gain credits towards a degree.

Griffith University Early Start to Tertiary Studies (GUESTS) program is designed to provide you with the opportunity to study a single course at Griffith while completing your high school studies. 

Griffith Film School (GFS) is offering introductory courses in Animation, and Film and Screen Media in December 2018 to Year 11 GUESTS students. Taught in intensive mode by GFS lecturers, these courses provide an authentic introduction to the requirements and practicalities of undertaking a degree in Animation, and Film and Screen Media Production at Griffith Film School.

On successful completion of the course, students are eligible for two adjustments to their OP when applying for a Griffith degree and credit transfer once they commence their related degree. 

The courses on offer are:
1108GFS Principles of Animation (Trimester 3 offering)
1701GFS Introduction to Screen Production (Trimester 3 offering)

Applications are open, closing October 1. You must have a B average to apply for these courses.

Go to: for more information.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website helps you make informed decisions about future study by allowing you to compare up to six different institutions and study areas, based on the experiences of real students and graduates. You can create your own shortlist to compare the different study areas and/or institutions. Data is presented separately for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework levels of study.

The quality indicators collected through the surveys relate to:
Students’ satisfaction with key aspects of their study experience, such as teaching quality, learning resources and support services.
Graduates’ satisfaction with their course.
Graduates’ employment and further study outcomes, including information on the proportion of graduates finding work and median salaries.

Go to for more information.

Year 12 Initial Teacher Education

Year 12 Student information regarding the Non-Academic Entry Requirements for Teacher Entry
For entry to initial teacher education (ITE) courses you will need to meet both the academic and non-academic entry requirements.

Academic entry requirements can include subject prerequisites and OP/selection rank thresholds and are outlined in the entry requirements for each course in our Course Search.

To meet the non-academic entry requirements, applicants must demonstrate they possess the key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes, and motivations common to effective teachers. To demonstrate this, you will need to complete an online questionnaire as part of your application.

Completing the online questionnaire

Once you have submitted your QTAC application for an initial teacher education course, you will be emailed the instructions on how to access and complete the online questionnaire. 

In the online questionnaire, you will be asked several questions that require you to rank a series of statement responses, in order of what you think is most, to least important.

You will also need to provide two written statements addressing the following categories:
Category 1: Your Motivation and Suitability to Become a Teacher
Category 2: Your Involvement in Personal Learning and Leadership Activities

To help you prepare your written statements before accessing the questionnaire, please refer to our Fact Sheet here: 

Note: If you are applying to more than one initial teacher education course through QTAC, you will only need to complete the online questionnaire once.

Complete the questionnaire, review and then submit.
Once submitted, you will not be able to log back in and change your responses (and QTAC cannot change responses on your behalf), so please review your responses carefully before submitting.

Your completed questionnaire will be assessed by QTAC, in addition to your academic achievements in order to consider you for a place in your desired initial teacher education course.

Just like some assessment processes such as interviews, you won’t receive your individual results from this assessment. Your answers are a reflection of the personal attributes that indicate how suitable you might be for teaching. So, while you can’t ‘fail’, it is possible that your responses may show that the teaching profession may not be best suited to you right now. If this is the case, don’t worry, we are here to support you on your journey to becoming a teacher, so please contact us to discuss your available options.

QUT News Week 8

New QUT website and Match My Skills tool
Check out the new study section of the QUT website where you can customise your experience so it’s relevant to you, as a parent, student or career adviser. The redeveloped Match My Skills career tool now includes more detailed information about career areas and future opportunities, as well as courses.

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships now open
Students tell us that receiving a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship is a wonderful thing, not just for the financial support, but also the connections with other recipients and opportunities it brings. Check out the academic, elite athlete and creative industries Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships now.

Get Ready for QUT—27 and 28 September
With QTAC applications due soon, the September school holidays are a good time for students considering QUT to take a tour of our campuses, hear from current students and attend a seminar about getting into uni. 
Check the details and register now.

Consider START QUT for uni experience
START QUT, our university experience program for high-achieving students, is currently accepting applications for 2019 from students in Year 11. Students can complete up to two QUT units alongside their Year 12 studies.
Entry reminders for creative industries and education courses
Students considering creative industries courses with additional entry requirements must apply, and register for their audition/interview or submit their portfolio, by 5pm on Friday 14 September. Students planning to undertake a teaching course next year must complete a questionnaire and a written statement as part of their QTAC application.

Visit us for CreateX and Design Festival Exhibition
See community, creativity and technology come together and experience some of the coolest and most innovative ideas in entertainment and the creative industries. Book a tour or visit at your own leisure.

International students
International students planning to study at QUT can read the step-by-step guide on how to apply. Year 11 and 12 international students studying in Australia are invited to join us on Monday 22 October for a fun day exploring the campus and their study options.

Please see the attached flyer for the links.

The University of Queensland Young Scholars Program

Massive Congratulations to Pule and Reshi who have been accepted into The University of Queensland’s Young Scholars Program.

The Young Scholars Program is designed to nurture and develop exceptional students and provides a unique opportunity for extension and enrichment. They will be joining more than 220 talented and like-minded students and will have the opportunity to discover, learn and engage with the University’s academic community and a team of UQ Student Mentors.

The Program comprises of the following key components:
• A five day Residential Camp at the St Lucia campus in November
• A Young Scholars Program Reunion at UQ Open Day 2019
• Online engagement forums and networking through the private Young Scholars Program Facebook group and private Instagram account

Jane Thornton
Careers Advisor

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