Careers Corner

Welcome to the first article of 2020 discussing areas of interest in Careers.

This year will be known for years to come as the first year that Queensland students will receive an ATAR instead of an OP. Its introduction into Queensland will mean that we now have a system that makes it easier for Queensland students to understand the entry requirements if applying for entry into tertiary institutions interstate and vice-versa. Many questions are asked about what subjects will provide the best ATAR. As with the OP system and others over the years, it’s best to study those subjects that hold an interest for you, and you perform best in.

Another area of change is in the character of the workforce with new career titles being added each year while other titles disappear. The World Bank in its World Development Report 2019 states, “Technology is also changing the skills that employers seek. Workers need to be better at complex problem-solving, teamwork and adaptability.” It’s important that all students endeavour to develop their problem-solving skills, learn to adapt to different situations and fully engage in team-oriented activities that lead to them possessing skills required in the 21st century workforce.


  • Year 12, 2021 students: Interested to study a university subject while at school?
    • 17 March, 4.30pm – 6.00pm @ USC Moreton Campus in Petrie

Robin Grant

Director of Careers and Student Services