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Student opportunities

If you don't qualify for our graduate opportunities but are currently enrolled as a tertiary student, you can sign up to be considered for the following Queensland Government opportunities:

Register for the student talent pool

Cadetships

Cadetships usually provide employment while studying.

Queensland Government agencies conduct their own recruitment processes and applications can open at any time of the year. Departmental websites contain the most up-to-date information on available opportunities and closing dates.

Find out about cadetships with:

Industry placements

Industry placements are usually compulsory as part of the completion of certain degrees, but can also be voluntary. Either a university or an employer can initiate an industry placement. There is usually a selection process to award placements to students, which can be on a paid or unpaid basis.

Queensland Government agencies conduct their own recruitment processes and applications can open at any time of the year. Departmental websites contain the most up-to-date information on available opportunities and closing dates.

For student nurses and midwives, contact your local hospital and health service about opportunities while studying.

Find out about industry placements with:

Scholarships

Scholarships provide current undergraduate students a grant or payment to support their education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement. A scholarship with the Queensland Government may include:

  • financial assistance
  • practical on-the-job training in your area of study.

Work experience

Work experience is unpaid on-the-job learning for a short period and can be offered to students throughout the year as business needs arise.

Work experience with the Queensland Government helps you to:

  • gain valuable hands-on experience while you study
  • get a head start and help make your CV stand out from your peers
  • build strong networks within your chosen profession.