University of Southern Queensland Head start Program

Three Year 10 students have been successful in their applications to study a University Course this semester. The students have selected to further their knowledge in the STEM field, studying Lab-based Sciences. This is a huge undertaking and accomplishment and we wish them well and congratulate them on their risk-taking approach to complement their learning.



Certificate III Laboratory Skills

This week (National Science Week), 45 students in Year 10 and 12 completed their 7-month journey of this science-based course. These students, comprising of IB and ATAR bound students have been working steadily on their theory and then had the opportunity to complete their laboratory practicals under the guidance of our Trainers this week.
This qualification is particularly relevant in current times and reflects the role of workers who perform a range of laboratory techniques, including manual, semi-automated and fully automated, to collect and prepare samples in a laboratory. They conduct a wide range of basic, and limited range of specialist tests across a variety of industry sectors. Workers may be required to assist other personnel to solve technical problems and to adjust formulations and production mixes. They may also train them to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably.

Upon their successful completion now, students have gained a nationally recognised qualification that opens up science-based employment opportunities, 6 QCE points, a guaranteed VET rank into Griffith University or University of Southern Queensland and newfound knowledge that will help them with their senior science investigations. All of which was fully VET in Schools funded. Certificates will be presented at the Term 4 Secondary School assembly – Congratulations team.