The Careers Adviser, Louise Walls, is an experienced teacher and careers practitioner, holding a Masters in Guidance and Counselling. Career guidance at St Ursula’s College is based on the values of lifelong learning within the context of a transformative learning community. Through career education, support and guidance, students at St Ursula’s College are better equipped to make effective and informed decisions about their career development.

For more information please contact our Careers Adviser on (07) 4631 0843 or

Click on the careers website which is an invaluable resource for jobs and further education after school. 


Vocational Education

St Ursula’s College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 30031) delivering a nationally recognised qualification SIT20316 - Certificate II Hospitality. The College also partners with Binnacle Training (RTO 31319) to deliver the BSB30115 Certificate III in Business and the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness with an embedded SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport & Recreation. All three qualifications are delivered face to face on the College campus by qualified trainer and assessors.

 Many students in the Senior School are involved in School Based Traineeships or Apprenticeships which allows the girls to train on the job in paid employment and provide formal training in the process. Some current SBA qualifications include:

  • Certificate III Agriculture
  • Certificate III Individual Support (Aged Care)
  • Certificate III Education Support
  • Certificate III Hairdressing
  • Certificate III Beauty Services

 The TAFE in Schools program and courses offered by private training providers are another avenue for Senior Students wishing to pursue a vocational career pathway. Such courses can include:

  • Certificate II Salon Services
  • Certificate II Rural Operations
  • Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate III Health Services Assistance
  • Certificate III Design Fundamentals
  • Certificate IV Crime & Justice

 Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a growing area at St Ursula’s College and is supported by the VET Coordinator Anthea Gray. Ms Gray is an experienced teacher and VET trainer and assessor, holding a Masters of Education in Guidance & Counselling. Many students choosing alternative pathways to complete year 12 undertake a combination of vocational programs to develop employability skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications in addition to the QCE. VET programs are designed to provide practical skills and knowledge and ensure that students have increased employment options available after school. The transformative learning framework of the College supports all girls undertaking a Vocational program. The VET Coordinator provides assistance and guidance in all areas including work experience, School Based Traineeships and Apprenticeships and TAFE in Schools enrolments.

Work Experience Application Form 

2018 Expression of Interest