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CQUni connect program

The CQUni Connect program aims to raise and support aspirations of students from low SES schools, their families and communities towards tertiary study as a real option for their future by developing strong partnerships between schools, students, families, community and the university to build capacities for careers through tertiary pathways.

The program operates in Central Queensland (Bundaberg, North Burnett, Central West, Rockhampton and Mackay) and the Cairns region delivering aspiration-building and career-focused content to students at low SES schools from Year 6 to 12 including two culturally relevant programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. A team of six practitioners are located across these locations, as well as approximately 20 casual team members, all of whom are current CQUniversity degree students who, in addition to the program content, can offer real time insights into University life and the benefits of further study.

General Programs

Year 6 – Who Am I?

Students will explore their identity and connect their interests, strengths and aspirations with potential career paths. At school, 90 minutes

Year 7 – Self Awareness

Students will consider and express their dreams for the future; uncover their strengths and passions; explore their values; and learn to build resilience. At school, 3 x 60 minute modules

Year 8 – Occupation Awareness

Students will investigate their career profile; explore current and future occupations; skills and capabilities for the future workforce; and explore how they can begin shaping their future now. At school, 3 x 60 minute modules

Year 9 – Navigating Pathways

Students will explore opportunities and challenges they may face on their journey; build success-oriented mindsets; and explore how they can achieve their hopes and aspirations for the future. At school, 3 x 60 minute modules

Year 10 - Campus Connect

Students will have the opportunity to visit and explore their local CQUni campus and engage in activities with academic, teaching and professional staff.  On-campus

Year 11 – Future Ready

Students will develop an understanding of their University and TAFE post-school options; investigate various qualifications, tertiary and vocational study options; and explore tips on what they can do now to make themselves future ready.  At school, 3 x 60 minute modules

Year 12 – The Next Step

Students will focus on the challenges they may face as they prepare to take the next step after school; discuss their expectations of finishing school; explore the opportunities of higher education, the challenges of money and participation in the workforce.  At school, 3 x 60 minute modules

Indigenous Programs

Yarning Circle Program (Yr 5-12)

This program engages students through activities and conversations of the values of cultural knowledge and identity, it's relevance in today’s world and its relationship to education pathways of success. At school, 2 x 60 minute modules

BROLGA Program

Designed for Indigenous student’s Year 5–12, the BROLGA program is a mix of on-campus and ‘on country’ learning experiences that increase student connections and provides a brief understanding of some aspects of CQUniversity, community, government and culture. Students will be culturally empowered, become familiar with the CQUniversity campus, learn new things, meet new friends and the senior students provided with an understanding of pathways opportunities.

Activity Highlights include:

  • Sport and culture
  • Science and the environment
  • Pathways and guest speakers
  • Cultural celebrations and student wrap-ups

On campus and on country in Rockhampton, 5 days in September school holidays

**Monday 24th - Friday 28th September, 2018 - CQUniversity Rockhampton North**

*List of Secondary Schools eligible for CQUni Connect’s General Programs

  • Alpha State School
  • Aramac State School
  • Atherton State High School
  • Babinda State School
  • Baralaba State School
  • Barcaldine State School
  • Bentley Park State High School
  • Biggenden State School
  • Biloela State High School
  • Blackall State School
  • Bundaberg North State High School
  • Bundaberg State High School
  • Burnett State College
  • Calen District State College
  • Capricornia School of Distance Education
  • Charleville School of Distance Education
  • Djarragun College
  • Eidsvold State School
  • Gin Gin State High School
  • Glenden State School
  • Glenmore State High School
  • Gordonvale State High School
  • Innisfail State High School
  • Isis District State High School
  • Kepnock State High School
  • Longreach State High School
  • Longreach School of Distance Education
  • Mackay State High School
  • Mackay North State High School
  • Malanda State High School
  • Miriam Vale State School
  • Monto State High School
  • Mount Larcom State School
  • Mount Morgan State High School
  • Moura State High School
  • Mundubbera State School
  • North Rockhampton State High School
  • Pioneer State High School
  • Rockhampton State High School
  • Rosedale State School
  • Sarina State High School
  • Springsure State School
  • Tambo State School
  • Taroom State School
  • Theodore State School
  • Winton State School
  • Woree State High School
  • Yeppoon State High School

For primary schools interested in enquiring about the Year 6 program please contact cquniconnect@cqu.edu.au

For primary and high schools in Central Queensland interested in CQUni Connect’s Indigenous Programs please contact cquniconnect@cqu.edu.au N.B.* (minimum class sizes of 15)