Tertiary, Trade & Training

ICPA Qld lobbies to ensure that students in rural and remote areas have access to post compulsory educational options which will enable them to pursue the career path of their choice.

Kylie Camp

Kylie Camp ~ Portfolio Leader

Kim Donaldson
Jessie Persse
Susi Bellingham



The latest ICPA Qld Tertiary, Trade & Training report can be found  here - TERTIARY, TRADE & TRAINING PORTFOLIO MID-YEAR REPORT – NOVEMBER 2018


Check out the websites of the university you are interested in attending – many offer scholarships. Start looking early in the year you commence Year 12 as it can be a competitive process and take some time to apply. You may need to apply before you are even offered a place to study.

Your local Country Education Foundation (CEF) supports youth in your area through financial grants for education and employment expenses. Our grants contribute towards apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, diplomas, certificate level studies, university qualifications or employment: https://cef.org.au/

CEFA awards scholarships to young Australians interested in civics and citizenship: http://www.cefa.org.au/scholars-and-scholarships 

CEFA also offers a scholarship guide: https://cef.org.au/student-support/search-for-scholarships/

The following websites offer information for high school, VET, university (under-graduate and post-graduate students) and Indigenous students:


VET and Secondary School Combination Colleges (offering Boarding)

Tec-NQ is a registered training organisation (RTO) and a senior secondary school that has been in operation since 2007. Tec-NQ provides a range of training and educational programs to Townsville and the North Queensland region including full-time apprentice training, on demand industry training, pre-employment programs and school-based apprentice programs. https://www.tecnq.com.au/

The innovative QATC Access Ag program offers a senior high school curriculum fully integrated with accredited agricultural training and work integrated learning opportunities, providing pathways for an exciting career in agriculture or the wider agribusiness supply chain. Based at Emerald Ag College. https://www.qatc.edu.au/

TAFE in Schools:

Coming soon is the document for the TAFE at School for Distance Education and Remote Students. This school guide has been developed in consultation with ICPA as a result of motions and member feedback from 2016 State conference.
Note: that while the document makes reference to Year 11 and 12 students, Year 10 students are also encouraged to apply and would be eligible, as Year 11 and 12 students are, for funded course placements.
Students from TAFE South West catchment area as well as Distance Education students Qld wide are eligible to apply for these courses.


New QCE Arrangements Coming to Qld Students

Information regarding the new QCE assessment for Senior Students, including syllabus, assessment and VET at school, as well as the new entrance to tertiary education ranking system. https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/senior/new-snr-assessment-te


Available Allowances

The Are You Aware factsheet gives a good summary of State & Federal allowances and the way in which to apply. https://www.qld.icpa.com.au/page/download_attachment/60/are_you_aware_icpa_qld_2017