The BEARS TEAM is an independent business providing individuals and families with career information to plan pathways from secondary school to college, university, apprenticeships or employment that lead to a successful future.

 



Year 10 & Below

The knowledge and skills gained in Years 9 and 10 provide the foundations for student success in Years 11 and 12. The BEARS TEAM provides parents and students with relevant career information and an understanding of the subjects and study requirements for Years 11 and 12 that lead to success after school is over. Our Career Consultants help with:

  • Career Interest Review (CIR) to identify individual career interests and how to achieve them with important contributions from parents
  • Selecting subjects for Years 10, 11 and 12 and how and when subjects can be changed
  • Prerequisite subjects for tertiary study and apprenticeships
  • How the Queensland OP system works compared to what happens interstate and overseas
Year 11 & 12

Students in Years 11 and 12 face an increased work load to prepare for tertiary study or a trade or employment. The BEARS TEAM can help students and families with information about:

  • Identifying and reviewing career interests with parents suggesting study related to career opportunities
  • Information on University degrees, entry requirements, upgrading and scholarships
  • Facts about alternatives to uni
  • An OP estimation guide for Qld students and how to achieve targets
  • Comparison between the Qld OP score and interstate/overseas results
  • Time Management and Study Skills

University & College

Whilst Universities offer first year students services relating to their enrolment, orientation and getting around campus there is much more to life as a uni student. Many students choose TAFE, Agricultural and Private College courses as an alternative to university. Some may need short courses to improve their current work situation and others may consider a College course as a pathway to University. The BEARS TEAM helps families with facts on –

  • Which university/college and which degree/course is right for you?
  • Accepting, rejecting, deferring or changing QTAC and interstate offers
  • Creating solutions when you miss out on your QTAC or interstate offer
  • Single or twin degrees and majors and minors when choosing subjects
  • Selecting subjects and preparing timetables for lectures, tutorials and prac sessions
Career Change - Mature Age Study and Employment Options

The BEARS TEAM can help when seeking a career or employment change. Our career consultants will work with you and partners or family members to identify other career interests and provide information to -

  • Identify other career interests and how to make a career change or a career shift
  • Further study options for mature age students
  • Professional resume and portfolio preparation
  • Where to find employment and preparing job applications and interview techniques

Resume Preparation

Gaining quality employment is essential for developing skills and achieving a fulfilling study/work/life balance. Whether a secondary or uni student, a graduate or seeking a career change, our consultants will listen to you and help develop a positive, concise and professional resume.

 

News Feeds

Uni Dates 2015

Leila Cosgrove - Friday, January 23, 2015

We've compiled the important dates for your calendar so that you don't miss all the necessary first weeks of classes and can plan your university holidays, picking up extra work, volunteering at events and anything else around the teaching weeks and exam periods.

 


 
To view our table of dates click here.

Important Uni Dates for 2015

Leila Cosgrove - Friday, January 23, 2015

We've compiled the important dates for your calendar so that you don't miss all the necessary first weeks of classes and can plan your university holidays, picking up extra work, volunteering at events and anything else around the teaching weeks and exam periods.

 


 
To view our table of dates click here.

Looking for a Career Change?

Leila Cosgrove - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Have you been working the same job for the past 10+ years? Do you feel it's time for a change? Wonder what skills you might have gained in the time you've worked full time? Or maybe you planned to study but the timing wasn't right, so you're planning to return some time later? How does someone apply for uni or TAFE under these circumstances?

All of these questions are valuable and with the times nowadays changing rapidly as new and exciting jobs are invented, it's no wonder some people are searching for a new path or have a desire to explore some university options. 
If these questions or thoughts apply to you, then we can guarantee a professional and accurate but understanding team with the adequate and necessary skills needed to help you achieve your goals. So, if you're in a mad search for a new path or how best to explore the one you're on, don't hesitate to give us a call and make an appointment with our friendly consultants. 

You can contact the BEARS Team on 07 3210 0277 or 0408 704 124 after hours or by email: bears@bears.com.au. 

2015 IMPORTANT DATES

Leila Cosgrove - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015 IMPORTANT DATES FOR STUDENTS

JANUARY

  • QTAC CHANGES CLOSE.
  • FIRST ROUND QTAC OFFERS AND RESPONSE TO OFFERS.
  • UNI STUDENTS ENROL AND START TIMETABLE PLANNER.
  • SECONDARY STUDENTS RESUME SCHOOL.
FEBRUARY
  • SECOND ROUND QTAC OFFERS AND RESPONSE TO OFFERS.
  • UNI STUDENTS CONFIRM SUBJECTS AND TIMETABLE.
  • SECONDARY STUDENTS PREPARE DIARY AND TIME MANAGEMENT CHART (TMC) AND REVIEW SUBJECTS.
  • UNI STUDENTS “O” WEEK.
MARCH
  • SECONDARY STUDENTS COMPLETE ASSESSMENT TIMELINE AND TMC.
  • UNI STUDENTS – TWO WEEK RULE BEING FINAL WEEK TO CHANGE SUBJECTS.
  • UNI STUDENTS CONFIRM TMC AND P/T WORK.
  • UNI STUDENTS – FOUR WEEK RULE (CENSUS DATE) BEING FINAL WEEK TO DROP ANY/ALL SUBJECTS WITHOUT ACADEMIC/FINANCIAL PENALTY.
APRIL
  • MID SEMESTER BREAK – HOLIDAY PLANNING.
  • SECONDARY STUDENTS – TERM ONE PROGRESS REVIEW.
  • TERTIARY STUDENTS – MID SEMESTER ASSESSMENT.
  • PARENTS – PREPARING FOR POSSIBLE TEACHER INTERVIEWS.
MAY
  •  SECONDARY STUDENTS – YEAR 10 SUBJECT RESEARCH FOR YEAR 11.
  • UNI STUDENTS – MID SEMESTER REVIEW OF ASSESSMENT.
  • SECONDARY STUDENTS – SETTING/CONFIRMING TARGETS FOR SEMESTER ONE AND LIKELY OPR.
  • UNI STUDENTS – COLLECTING PAST EXAM PAPERS.
JUNE
  •  SECONDARY STUDENTS – END OF TERM TESTS AND ASSIGNMENTS (PARENTS TO REVIEW).
  • UNI STUDENTS - END OF SEMESTER EXAMS AFTER SWAT VAC WEEK.
  • SECONDARY STUDENTS – HOLIDAYS BREAK, RESUME PREPARATION.
  • UNI STUDENTS – 4 WEEK VACATION – P/T WORK, RESUME REVIEW, COMPLETING EXTRAS.
JULY
  • SECONDARY STUDENTS RESUME SCHOOL, REVISE SUBJECTS AND SEMESTER 1 REPORT, PREPARE DRAFT TMC, TERTIARY EXPO.
  • UNI STUDENTS COMMENCE SEMESTER 2, ENROL, PREPARE DRAFT TMC, PLAN REMAINDER OF PROGRAM TO GRADUATION.
  • PARENTS – TEACHER MEETINGS (STRATEGIES/QUESTIONS TO ASK).
  • MATURE AGE CONSIDERING EMPLOYMENT CHANGES.
AUGUST
  •  SECONDARY STUDENTS – YEAR 10 CHOOSE SENIOR SUBJECTS.
  • UNI STUDENTS – CONFIRM TMC, CALCULATE GPA.
  • SECONDARY STUDENTS – ASSESSMENT TIMETABLE, TMC, OPR AND BEGIN QTAC OPTIONS.
  • UNI STUDENTS – RESUMES, FOLIOS, EXTRAS, CHRISTMAS VACATION WORK, and EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEWS (WEEKS 2 & 4 RULES).
SEPTEMBER
  •  SECONDARY STUDENTS – TERM 3 HOLIDAYS AFTER COMPLETING ORALS – TESTS – ASSIGNMENTS.
  • UNI STUDENTS – MID SEMESTER BREAK, REVIEW TMC, PREPARE EXAM TIMETABLE, CONFIRM VACATION WORK.
  • SECONDARY :
    • YEAR 10 – CONFIRM SENIOR SUBJECTS.
    • YEAR 12 – QTAC DRAFT, EXPLAIN DATES.
OCTOBER
  •  SECONDARY – ASSIGNMENT MONTH, TEACHER MEETINGS.
  • UNI – EXAM PREPARATION, TUTOR MEETINGS.
  • RESEARCH FUTURE EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS.
NOVEMBER
  •  SECONDARY – YEAR 12 – KEY DATES, RESUMES, HOLIDAY WORK CONFIRMED, EXTRAS.
  • UNI – EXAMS, RESUMES, VACATION WORK, QTAC.
DECEMBER
  • SECONDARY:
    • CONFIRM SENIOR SUBJECTS FOR YEAR 10.
    • YEAR 12 – QTAC REVIEW/CHANGES.
  • UNI – EXAM RESULTS, GPA CALCULATION, QTAC, DEGREE/SUBJECT/MAJORS REVIEW.
  • RESEARCH LABOUR MARKET TRENDS AND CHANGES TO QTAC AND OTHER COURSES.

To arrange an appointment time, please telephone us on (07) 3210 0277.

Queensland University Class Dates for 2014

Leila Cosgrove - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

We've compiled the important dates for your calendar so that you don't miss all the necessary first weeks of classes and can plan your university holidays, picking up extra work, volunteering at events and anything else around the teaching weeks and exam periods.

 


 
To view our table of dates click here.

Volunteering at events gives people experience, networking contacts and future employment opportunities. Events are fun, vibrant and exciting environments where opportunities are endless! Applications now open for:

  • Abbey Medieval Festival 7 - 8 July
  • BIGSOUND 12 - 14 September
  • Queensland Centre for Photography - ongoing

Contact us for assistance in completing volunteering applications or for further information.