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Australian Learning & Teaching Council Awards 2010 The Australian Learning and Teaching Council is an independant body dedicated to improving the student learning experience by supporting quality teaching and practice. Citation winners for oustanding contributions to student learning in 2010 include the following JCU teaching staff. For the effective design and implementation of pedagogies that foster learner ‘connectedness’ in a pre-service teacher education course.

Dr Marie Caltabiano School of Arts & Social Sciences

For integrating ‘Best Practice’ work models with pedagogy and scholarship to foster desired attributes in Psychology graduates.

Associate Professor Susan Gordon, Ms Anne Jones, Ms Marianne Bonassi, Associate Professor Marion Gray School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences

For the development, implementation and review of Individual Learning Plans in Allied Health which successfully respect and support first year students.

Dr Lindsay Harrington School of Marine & Tropical Biology

For sustained commitment and enthusiasm to improving student engagement and achievement in marine biology through multidimensional teaching and response to feedback.

Dr Josephine Pryce School of Business

For sustained and enthusiastic teaching that creates a positive learning environment and involves, empowers and transforms students through their learning of management theories and practice.

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Contents A brighter future Introduces James Cook University, our history and achievements and includes a career directory to help you find the right JCU course. The importance of reputation

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The power of place

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A practical edge

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A lifetime investment

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Choosing the right course

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Options for non-school leavers

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Career directory

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Study areas Sets out our course information in nine broad study areas. Descriptions include course and career details, along with specialist career websites. Business & Information Technology

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Creative Arts

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Education

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Engineering & Planning

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Humanities & Social Sciences

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Journalism, Communication & Languages

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Law

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Medicine & Health

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Science

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Student life Describes our campuses, facilities and support services, including a special section with information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our campuses

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Accommodation 106 Travel while you study

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What is uni study like?

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Support services

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Library, technology and study resources

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Indigenous students at JCU

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Entry and application information All you need to know about getting into JCU, including pathway options, financial information and how to apply. Entry requirements

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Terminology 121 How to apply

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Alternative entry pathways

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Study costs

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Helping you pay

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A brighter future JCU qualifications are internationally recognised for excellence.

In this section read about: The importance of reputation The power of place A practical edge A lifetime investment Choosing the right course Options for non-school leavers Career directory

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The importance of reputation The reputation of your university is a key to your future success. Strong foundations

Respected courses

A dynamic university with around 17,000 students, main campuses in Townsville and Cairns and satellite campuses in Brisbane and Singapore, James Cook University (JCU) is Queensland’s second oldest university.

We offer a full range of courses spanning the arts and humanities, business, creative arts, dentistry, education, engineering, health sciences, information technology, law, marine biology, medicine, sciences, social sciences and veterinary science.

We offered our first courses in Townsville in 1961 as an annex of the University of Queensland. JCU became a university in its own right on 20 April 1970 when the proclamation was signed by Queen Elizabeth II in Townsville.

Internationally recognised A JCU qualification is internationally recognised for excellence. The Institute of Higher Education, which compiles the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ranks JCU as one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, and in 2010 placed us in the top 301 – 400 grouping of more than 14,000 universities in the world.* In Asia and the Pacific, we are placed in the top 100.** Only one other university in Queensland makes this prestigious list.

This broad range of study areas means you can usually combine areas of personal interest into a customised study plan. Find out more at Choosing the right course on page 12. Our degrees are accredited by leading professional organisations and are internationally recognised.

Teaching excellence Study with us and you will learn from expert teachers. Over the past three years JCU academics have won more than 20 citations for teaching excellence from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council – more teaching awards than many larger universities.

Study facilities include excellent libraries on the Cairns and Townsville campuses.

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With degrees accredited by leading professional organisations, the University received four stars in The Good Universities Guide 2011 for outstanding graduate employment results.

Helping you succeed

Practical focus

Our Student Mentor Program links new students with second or third year students in the same course for advice and support. We also offer free workshops to help you improve your study and research skills.

JCU courses will give you opportunities for hands-on experience from internships, vacation placements and real-world projects with business, industry and government organisations, to field trips in the natural environments of northern Queensland. JCU works with employers and industry groups to make sure our courses reflect best industry practice. Our courses will give you the key skills essential to all successful careers – effective writing and communication, how to research a topic effectively and the ability to use the latest technology.

JCU gives you the support you need to succeed. This starts with our friendly and approachable teaching staff and continues through to all of our services for students.

All of our students have access to the latest online study resources, 24-hour computer laboratories and free technology skills workshops. The JCU library, with its main hub at the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library on the Townsville campus, is one of the best in Queensland. * International Handbook of Universities, International Union of Universities, 2010. ** Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010. This ranking system is widely acknowledged as a leading global indicator of university status.

The Australian Tropical Science and Innovation Precinct on the Townsville campus brings together leading research organisations.


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“JCU’s spectacular location in the tropics sets it apart from any other university in the world.”

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The power of place Live and study in our unique and diverse tropical environment. Iconic World Heritage areas James Cook University’s spectacular location in the tropics sets it apart from any other university in the world. Our campuses in Cairns and Townsville are close to the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics – both World Heritage areas that attract more than two million visitors each year. The world renowned Great Barrier Reef covers some 35 million hectares and is home to a vast array of coral formations, islands and marine life. The Wet Tropics region includes spectacular rainforests, mountains, waterfalls and rivers, with ancient and rare plant and animal species. Inland to the west lies the huge, rugged expanse of the savannahs of the dry tropics. Townsville and Cairns are both vibrant coastal cities with busy ports and airports plus comprehensive commercial and government infrastructure.

Living in northern Queensland, you can enjoy the city buzz without the traffic, cost and hassle of metropolitan centres. Add to the mix the tropical climate, relaxed and friendly lifestyle and beautiful natural environment and it’s an ideal place to study. You’ll find plenty to see and do whether you are interested in socialising, sport, culture or adventure. Find out more about our campuses on pages 102-105.

Living laboratory Our location in the tropics gives you unique opportunities to bring your studies to life. Whether you are studying science, health, business or social sciences, your course will give you the chance to get out into our remarkable region through field trips and work placements.

Vibrant culture

Make a difference

Northern Queenslanders share a rich cultural heritage and diversity. This includes Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, along with people from many other cultures who have settled here since the 1800s.

Because of our location in the tropics, JCU has a special focus and responsibility. Forty per cent of Australia’s landmass is in the tropics. Globally, the tropics is home for more than half of the world’s population and around 80 per cent of its plant and animal life.

This diversity is reflected in JCU’s teaching curriculum, which gives you the opportunity to study subjects that will broaden your understanding of other cultures. Students come from around the world to study at James Cook University. We have one of the largest proportions of North American students of any university in Australia, as well as students from Europe and Asia. It all makes studying at JCU a vibrant cultural experience.

The tropical world has huge economic potential and is also the site of major challenges and opportunities in health, the environment and economic, social and political development. Our courses give you the opportunity to understand life in the tropics, as well as the skills you need for a career anywhere in the world.

Pages 8-9 give examples of these kinds of practical opportunities.

Townsville is Australia’s largest tropical city.

The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area covers 900,000 hectares of pristine rainforest, mountains, crater lakes and waterfalls.

A geology field trip in inland savannah country.

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A practical edge Educational experiences and activities that will bring your studies to life. Getting out there At James Cook University we know that employers want graduates with practical skills who can ‘hit the ground running’ when they start work. We encourage our students to gain this practical edge through: • Field trips that take you into our special environments and northern Queensland communities for hands-on experience • Work placements and internships to foster valuable professional experience and build professional networks

Others offer opportunities for project work with local businesses, remote communities or local Indigenous communities. Medical and health science students have placements from early in their degrees around northern Queensland and beyond. Students gain first-hand experience of the needs of regional, remote and tropical communities. Education and social science students have placements throughout northern Queensland, working with schools and community centres.

• Real-world projects where you put all the theory into practice

Orpheus Island Research Station

• Innovative use of technology for teaching and learning

Situated in the Palm group of islands in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and surrounded by the Orpheus Island National Park, JCU’s field station plays host to field trips throughout the year. The station has excellent laboratories, accommodation, teaching rooms, dive equipment and research vessels. It’s not only environmental and marine biology students that visit, each year photography students from the

• International exchanges at partner universities for academic and personal enrichment.

Field trips and placements There are many courses that offer exciting field trips, over single days or longer. Some make use of our research stations on the Great Barrier Reef and rainforests.

The Daintree Rainforest Observatory is unique in the southern hemisphere.

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School of Creative Arts visit for an intensive photography workshop.

Daintree Rainforest Observatory Situated in the Daintree rainforest in the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics region, the observatory is the only facility of this type in Australia. It is used by a range of researchers with interests in plants, animals or the environment. This is an area of extraordinary biodiversity with around 5,000 plant species and 800 vertebrate species.

Fletcherview cattle station Fletcherview is JCU’s working cattle station near Charters Towers. Students from veterinary science, biomedical science, tropical biology and geology visit for field trips and hands-on experience, either working with the animals or observing the unique geological features of the property, which include fossil beds and lava flows.

Students tour the rainforest on a field trip with the Mossman Gorge Aboriginal Community.

Business and tourism in the tropics JCU’s teaching and research programs in tourism are internationally renowned. Our tourism, hospitality and business students enjoy exceptional field trips and placements with local resorts, major hotel chains, eco-tourism operators and the environmental management agencies that work with these businesses. As one of the busiest tourist destinations in the country, northern Queensland provides a wealth of opportunities for these students.


“Our Orpheus Island Research Station is surrounded by national park.”

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A lifetime investment Gaining a degree from James Cook University will equip you for a well-paid and sustainable career. Benefits of a university degree A degree is proof of your commitment and self-motivation, and in the competitive job market employers value these attributes. A degree demonstrates beyond doubt your focus and capabilities. Education is a crucial factor in the type of career you can access and your potential for higher earnings. A recent study of young Australians found that: • University degrees have a strong impact on earnings and occupations, attracting graduate salaries that are much higher than the average Australian salary

Personal satisfaction

Skills that travel

• 76 per cent of university graduates find full-time work within four months of completing their degrees*

A degree does more than prepare you for a secure financial future. When you study at university you are gaining new ideas, skills, contacts and experiences, which all lead to significant personal growth. As you explore your true potential, you will surprise yourself with what you can achieve.

• The average salary for a graduate student who has just completed a degree ranges from approximately $49,000 to $75,000, and that is just in the first year.**

In fact, a recent survey of university graduates shows that graduates’ satisfaction with their studies is very high with more than 93 per cent of those surveyed expressing broad satisfaction wirh their courses.*

JCU degrees are recognised internationally, so as a graduate you have opportunities to travel and work in countries throughout the world. You can also include an international exchange semester with one of JCU’s overseas partner universities while you are studying. Employers value international experience in their workforce. Find out more about international student exchanges on page 108.

• A bachelor degree has the greatest impact, increasing earnings by 25 per cent* Recent studies also confirm the salary prospects of new graduates:

Information sourced from * Grad Stats, Graduate Careers Australia, December 2010 www.gradsonline.com.au ** Grad Files, Graduate Careers Australia, December 2010 www.gradsonline.com.au

Max Burns, Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) Chemical Engineer, Townsville City Council

Elisha Oatley, Bachelor of Creative Industries (Theatre) Freelance Theatre Practitioner, Brisbane

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Alana Colbert, Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology) (Honours) Archaeologist, Exxon, Papua New Guinea


Find a career that’s right for you – these websites are a great place to start. Careers Online lists Australia-wide job vacancies and career information.

www.careersonline.com.au My Future has an interactive career exploration service, with an emphasis on jobs and advice for 16 to 24-year-olds.

www.myfuture.edu.au The Australian Government’s Jobsearch includes a career information section.

http://jobsearch.gov.au Graduate Careers Australia is the main employment and resources website for graduates.

www.graduatecareers.com.au Job Guide offers detailed descriptions for a wide range of jobs, plus their education and training requirements.

www.jobguide.com Queensland Studies Authority’s Career Info Service has useful links on jobs and industries.

www.qsa.qld.edu.au

Damien Atzeni, Bachelor of Speech Pathology Currently doing professional training in the USA

“The average salary for a new graduate is approximately $49,000, and that is just in the first year.”

Queensland Government Smart Jobs lists vacancies in Queensland Government departments and includes a student information section.

www.jobs.qld.gov.au/students/disciplines.asp Learn Jobs Careers is a US site with links to many job search and career websites.

www.learn-jobs-careers.com Additionally, the Study Area pages in this guide (pages 24-99) include professional information and list specialist career websites.

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Choosing the right course With more than 100 undergraduate courses on offer at JCU, from accountancy to zoology, you need to take time to research your options. At JCU, we have set up a range of careers events to provide you with the information you need to decide on the course that is right for you. All JCU campuses hold information sessions throughout the year. These provide opportunities to speak to staff about study and admission requirements. For Year 12 students, the Uni Experience program provides special days on campus in Townsville for students to experience practical sessions and seminars and to get to know the study areas at JCU. A residential option is also available for schools travelling from outside the region. JCU Open Day is a great opportunity to view the Cairns and Townsville campuses and talk to staff. These are the dates for 2011: Open Day Cairns campus Sunday 21 August 2011 Open Day Townsville campus Sunday 28 August 2011. JCU also participates in career markets and expos in Queensland, as well as other states. For information about JCU events and the main career market dates, visit JCU’s Events site at: www.jcu.edu.au/events JCU staff also visit high schools throughout Queensland and interstate, so look out for a possible visit to your school. You can also arrange for a personalised tour of our campuses. For more information on events and school visits contact: Townsville (07) 4781 6838 Cairns (07) 4042 1008 Brisbane (07) 3001 7812 Mackay (07) 4957 6048.

To help you make your choice, you could also attend careers events in your area, speak to our Student Enquiry staff, look at career information websites, or make an appointment with your school guidance officer.

Choosing your study area The Study Area section of this guide, pages 24-99, give you an overview of the courses available at JCU and the prerequisites (academic entry requirements) that you need to gain entry. More detailed booklets on each study area are also available from our Student Enquiry Centre. Complete the reply paid card at the back of this guide to receive these, or call freecall (within Australia) 1800 246 446. You can also view our courses online at: www.jcu.edu.au/courses

Can I enrol mid-year? Mid-year enrolment is available for many courses at JCU. Study usually commences in late July. The Study Area pages in this guide show mid-year availability for each course.

Can I change my mind after I enrol? You might start a course and then wish you had chosen something else. There are always options for changing your enrolment – you

can change your specialisation/ major or your bachelor degree program. Obviously the sooner you do this the less the disruption there will be to your study timetable. If you wish to avoid incurring a study debt (student contribution amount) for a subject, you will need to withdraw from the subject before its census date. Census dates are explained at Terminology on page 121.

Career and employment options In the Study Area pages you will find web resources to help you source more information about specific careers and employment trends.

On campus or flexible study? Most JCU courses are delivered on campus. However, an increasing number of courses offer subjects that are available in a variety of mixed-mode options. Mixed mode can include: distance education learning packages, online delivery, use of our study centres in Mackay, Mount Isa and Thursday Island, intensive block modes of one or two weeks on campus, or vacation schools on campus. This flexibility can help if you are combining study with work and family commitments.

Further info Search our courses online at: www.jcu.edu.au/courses If you would like more information, contact JCU’s Student Enquiry Centre on freecall 1800 246 446.

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Qualifications explained JCU offers courses that lead to the full range of diplomas and degrees. Diplomas

Bachelor degrees (Graduate Entry)

These are one-year full-time courses (or longer if taken part-time). They are introductory courses and are usually equivalent to the first year of a bachelor degree.

These courses enable existing graduates to gain entry to other bachelor degree programs and complete them in reduced time. For example, the Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry) is a two-year, full-time course for health and science graduates who wish to gain nursing qualifications. Other graduate entry bachelor courses at JCU include Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. To gain teaching qualifications, see Graduate Diplomas below.

Bachelor degrees A bachelor degree generally takes three years of full-time study to complete. Some, for example Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, take longer. Some degrees have a fixed structure of subjects, others will offer a variety of majors, or specialisations, and options to combine majors. Examples of degrees with more flexible structures include the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business, or Bachelor of Science. If you are interested in these degrees, you will benefit from speaking to a JCU academic adviser to help in planning your subject choices.

Joint degrees These combine two degrees in reduced time. Examples include Bachelor Business-Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Laws. They usually take four to five years of full-time study to complete. Joint degrees equip you with skills and qualifications in complementary study areas and can enhance your career options.

Graduate Diplomas JCU offers some graduate diplomas. These are made up of undergraduate subjects. They enable you to gain a qualification in a different area from your initial degree. An example is the Graduate Diploma of Education, which is an intensive, one-year course to equip graduates from many study areas with professional teaching qualifications, see page 41. Other graduate diplomas can be found in the JCU Postgraduate Study Guide.

Postgraduate degrees These are the next level of study available to you once you have completed your bachelor degree. JCU offers more than 100 postgraduate courses including coursework and research options. See the JCU Postgraduate Study Guide. for this course information.

Bachelor degree with Honours If you demonstrate strong academic performance in the first or second year of your bachelor degree studies, you may qualify for entry into an Honours program. Honours usually involves additional coursework plus an original research project. An Honours degree takes a minimum of four years of full-time study to complete. Honours graduates have research experience and can gain entry to higher research degrees such as Masters and PhDs.

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Options for non-school leavers Has it been a while since you were at school? JCU offers a range of courses and entry pathways to get you started.

You’ve been in the workforce for a few years and have some non-uni qualifications. Can you enrol at JCU? This will depend on the entry requirements for your preferred course. If you’ve gained work experience and non-university qualifications – for example, from TAFE – since leaving school, this can show that you have a reasonable chance of success with university study. With work and/or other study experience, you can apply to QTAC using the Alternative Entry method. For more information see Alternative Entry on page 124. Standard entry for bachelor programs If you completed Year 12 and have gained work experience and/or non-uni qualifications, this experience can be included in your QTAC application and can improve your chances of securing an offer. For more information see page 124 or speak to our Student Enquiry Centre staff for details. Are there upgrading options? If the course you really want to enter has additional entry requirements such as Maths B, Physics or Chemistry – don’t worry. JCU offers bridging subjects for these areas. For more information see Alternative Entry on page 124.

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What about a Diploma? You may feel more comfortable trying a shorter course before committing to a full bachelor degree. JCU diplomas are designed for this. They take a year to complete full-time and prepare you for entry to a range of degree programs. Most subjects you successfully complete can be credited towards a JCU bachelor degree. Diploma options include: • Diploma of Arts • Diploma of Business • Diploma of Creative Arts • Diploma of Health Science • Diploma of Information Technology • Diploma of Introductory Engineering Studies • Diploma of Science.


You have a degree but would like to change career direction Postgraduate courses

If you already have an undergraduate degree but would like to change your career and qualifications, you can enter some professional courses and complete them in reduced time (known as Graduate Entry).

Some postgraduate courses will give you new professional qualifications in a study area different to your undergraduate degree – such as teaching, business or accounting. See our Postgraduate Study Guide for more information on these courses. Examples include:

Alternatively, there are postgraduate courses that are designed for graduates who are seeking a career change.

• Graduate Diploma of Education • Master of Education for Sustainability

Graduate Entry courses

• Master of Professional Accounting

If you have an appropriate undergraduate degree you can gain Graduate Entry and complete the following courses in one to three years of full-time study.

• Master of Business Administration.

• Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) • Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry) • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Graduate Entry) • Graduate Diploma of Education.

You didn’t do well at school. Can you still enrol at university? If you didn’t get good marks at school, or maybe didn’t complete Year 12, there are entry pathways to university study available to you. Tertiary Access Course JCU offers a Tertiary Access Course (TAC) that gives you the skills and knowledge to enter many degrees. This course takes six months of study full-time or one year part-time. For more information see Alternative Entry on page 124.

experience and other qualifications you may have gained since school. Visit the QTAC website to find out more www.qtac.com.au. You can also sit the Personal Competencies Assessment and/or Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with QTAC to improve your rank. For more information see Alternative Entry on page 124 and visit the QTAC website.

Alternative Entry with QTAC In addition, the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) has an Alternative Entry application process that takes into account any work

Further info To discuss your options, contact JCU’s Student Enquiry Centre on freecall 1800 246 446. Visit QTAC online for Non-school leaver and Alternative Entry information: www.qtac.edu.au

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CAREER

STUDY AREA / DEGREE DETAILS

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A Aboriginal liaison officer

Humanities and Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Australian Studies)

54 59

Accountant

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

27

Actuary

Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)

96

Administrator

Bachelor of Business Humanities and Social Science

26 54

Advertising consultant

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

29

Bachelor of New Media Arts

37

Aged care services officer

Bachelor of Arts (Human Services) Bachelor of Social Work

59 62

Aid worker

Bachelor of Social Science (Asia-Pacific Governance and Development) Bachelor of Social Science (Tropical Health and Society)

61 62

Anaesthetist

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery plus further study

81

Animator

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Illustration and Visual Media)

38

Anthropologist

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology)

56

Applications developer

Business and Information Technology

24

Aquaculturalist

Bachelor of Science (Aquaculture) Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology)

92 95

Archaeologist

Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology)

57

Artist, Illustrator

Creative Arts

34

Arts Administrator

Creative Arts Business and Information Technology Humanities and Social Sciences

34 24 54

Audio engineer

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Music and Sound Media)

39

Auditor

Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Bachelor of Business (Financial Management)

27 27

Bank executive

Business and Information Technology

24

Biologist

Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry/Molecular Biology)

96 92

Biochemist

Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry/Molecular Biology )

92

Biotechnologist

Bachelor of Biotechnology

90

Botanist

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)

94

Business analyst

Business and Information Technology

24

Business manager

Business and Information Technology Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science

24 90

Charity manager/consultant/ coordinator

Humanities and Social Sciences

54

Chemical engineer

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)

50

Chemist

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) Bachelor of Pharmacy

92 84

Child care centre manager

Education

40

Child and family welfare officer, Child protection officer

Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of Arts (Human Services)

62 59

Cinematographer

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Photomedia)

39

Civil engineer

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)

51

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Communication officer

Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations) Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism

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Community arts officer

Creative Arts

34

Community services officer

Bachelor of Arts (Human Services) Humanities and Social Sciences

59 54

Community health officer

Bachelor of Social Science (Tropical Health and Society)

62

Composer

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Music and Sound Media)

39

Computer programmer

Business and Information Technology Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems)

24 51

Computer systems engineer/designer

Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems)

51

Conference and events manager

Bachelor of Business (Sports and Events Management)

29

Conservation biologist

Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation) Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)

93 94

Corrective services officer

Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) Bachelor of Social Science (Social and Criminal Justice)

57 61

Council planner

Bachelor of Planning

52, 91

Counsellor

Bachelor of Psychology

60, 85

Criminologist

Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) Bachelor of Social Science (Social and Criminal Justice)

57 61

Customer service manager

Bachelor of Business

26

Customs officer

See Quarantine

D Database designer/administrator

Business and Information Technology

Dentist

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Development planner

Bachelor of Planning Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)

52, 91 94

Digital designer or publisher

Business and Information Technology Bachelor of New Media Arts (Media Design)

24 38

Diplomat

Humanities and Social Sciences Bachelor of Languages

54 70

Disaster relief coordinator

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Asia Pacific Governance and Development) Bachelor of Social Sciences (Tropical Health and Society)

61 62

Doctor

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

81

Early childhood teacher

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

42

Earth scientist

Bachelor of Geology Bachelor of Science (Geology)

91 95

eBusiness Manager

Bachelor of Information Technology (Business Informatics)

31

Ecologist

Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation) Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)

93 94

Economist

Bachelor of Business (Economics and Regional Development)

27

Ecotourism operator

Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation)

30 93

Editor

Bachelor of Arts (English) Bachelor of Arts (Writing) Journalism, Communication and Languages

57 69 64

Electrical/Electronic engineer

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)

51

Employment services officer

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

27

Engineer

Bachelor of Engineering

50

Entrepreneur

Business and Information Technology

24

Environmental adviser

Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science

90

Environmental consultant

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation)

94 93

Environmental health officer/planner/manager

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)

94

Environmental scientist

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)

94

Event manager

Bachelor of Business (Sport and Events Management)

29

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Exercise physiologist

Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical)

81

Exhibition designer

Creative Arts

34

Exporter/importer

Business and Information Technology

24

Family welfare officer

Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of Arts (Human Services)

62 59

Festival manager

Bachelor of Business (Sports and Events Management)

30

Film, television and video producer/director

Creative Arts

34

Film reviewer

Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Cinema) Journalism, Communication and Languages

66 64

Finance analyst

Bachelor of Business (Financial Management)

27

Financial planner

Bachelor of Business (Financial Management)

27

Fish farmer/consultant/technician

Bachelor of Science (Aquaculture)

92

Food critic

Humanities and Social Sciences Journalism, Communication and Languages

54 64

Food scientist

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)

92

Forensic science officer

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)

92

Futures trader

Business and Information Technology

24

Gallery director

Creative Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

34 54

Games designer

Bachelor of Information Technology (Interactive Technologies and Game Design) Bachelor of New Media Arts (Media Design)

31 38

Geographer

Bachelor of Science (Geography) Bachelor of Arts (Geography)

80 58

Geologist/economic geologist

Bachelor of Geology Bachelor of Science (Geology)

91 95

Genetic counsellor, Geneticist

Bachelor of Science (Genetics and Genomics)

94

Graphic designer

Creative Arts

34

Guidance officer/careers advisor

Education

40

Gym instructor/manager

Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

81 85

Health administrator

Medicine and Health Business and Information Technology

78 24

Health, safety and environmental officer

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)

94

Heritage officer

Humanities and Social Sciences Bachelor of Social Sciences (Environment and Heritage)

54 61

Historian

Bachelor of Arts (History)

58

Hotel manager

Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management)

30

Human resources manager

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

27

Immunologist

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry/Molecular Biology)

80 92

Importer

Business and Information Technology

24

Indigenous project officer

Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Australian Studies)

59

Industrial relations officer

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

27

Information systems manager/consultant

Business and Information Technology Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems)

24 51

Intelligence analyst

Humanities and Social Sciences

54

International business relations consultant

Business and Information Technology

24

Interpreter, linguist, translator

Journalism, Communication and Languages

64

IT consultant, manager

Business and Information Technology

24

Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism

69 70

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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

42

Laboratory technician

Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

92 81

Land and water management consultant

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)

94

Lawyer, Barrister, Solicitor, Magistrate

Bachelor of Laws

75

Legal aid officer

Law

72

Librarian

Humanities and Social Sciences + additional study

54

Manager

Business and Information Technology

24

Marine biologist

Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology)

95

Marine scientist

Bachelor of Marine Science

91

Marine zoo keeper

Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology)

95

Market researcher

Business and Information Technology Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

24 60

Marketing manager

Business and Information Technology

24

Mathematician

Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)

96

Mechanical engineer

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)

51

Media adviser/officer

Journalism, Communications and Languages

64

Medical laboratory scientist

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

81

Medical research scientist

Medicine and Health

Mental health professional

Bachelor of Psychology Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Merchant banker

Business and Information Technology

24

Meteorologist

Bachelor of Science (Physics) + additional study

97

Microbiologist

Bachelor of Science (Microbiology)

96

Midwife

Bachelor of Nursing Science-Bachelor of Midwifery

83

Movie reviewer

Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Cinema) Journalism, Communications and Languages

66 64

Multimedia designer

Business and Information Technology Creative Arts

24 34

Museum/gallery manager, curator

Humanities and Social Sciences Bachelor of Social Science (Environment and Heritage)

54 61

Musician/music technician

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Music and Sound Media)

39

Musicologist

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology)

56

Network administrator/engineer/manager

Business and Information Technology Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems)

24 51

News producer

Journalism, Communications and Languages

Nurse

Bachelor of Nursing Science

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O Occupational therapist

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

83

Oceanographer

Bachelor of Marine Science Bachelor of Science (Physics)

91 97

Orthodontist

Bachelor of Dental Surgery + additional study

80

Parasitologist

Bachelor of Science (Microbiology)

96

Park ranger

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation)

94 93

Pathologist

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery + additional study

81

Personal coach/trainer

Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

81 85

Pharmaceutical sales consultant

Bachelor of Pharmacy

84

Pharmacist

Bachelor of Pharmacy

84

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Pharmacologist

Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology)

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Photographer

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Photomedia)

39

Photojournalist

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Photomedia) Journalism, Communications and Languages

39 64

Physical education teacher, Primary or Secondary

Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)

Physicist

Bachelor of Science (Physics)

97

Physiologist

Bachelor of Science (Physiology)

97

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Planner

Bachelor of Planning

Political adviser, Political analyst

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)

59

Private investigator

Bachelor of Arts (Criminology)

57

Prawn farmer/consultant/ technician

Bachelor of Science (Aquaculture) Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology)

92 95

Programmer

Business and Information Technology Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems)

24 51

Project manager

Business and Information Technology

Psychologist

Bachelor of Psychology Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Public health administrator

Medicine and Health Bachelor of Social Sciences (Tropical Health and Society)

78 62

Public relations officer/consultant

Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations)

69

Public relations manager

Bachelor of Business (Public Relations Manager as second major)

30

Publisher

Humanities and Social Sciences Journalism, Communication and Languages

54 64

Bachelor of Science (Zoology)

97

Radio producer

Journalism, Communication and Languages Creative Arts

64 34

Rehabilitation counsellor

Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of Arts (Human Services) Medicine and Health

62 59 78

Retail manager

Business and Information Technology

24

Scientist

Science

88

Social scientist

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) Bachelor of Social Science (Tropical Health and Society)

60 62

Social worker

Bachelor of Social Work

62

Sociologist

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) Bachelor of Social Science (Tropical Health and Society)

60 62

Sound editor/producer/engineer

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Music & Sound Media)

38

Spatial scientist

Bachelor of Science (Geography)

94

Speech pathologist

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

85

Speech writer

Humanities and Social Sciences Journalism, Communication and Languages

54 64

Sports coach

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

85

Sports journalist

Journalism, Communication and Languages

64

Sports manager, Sports development professional

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Bachelor of Business (Sports and Events Management)

85 29

Sports psychologist

Bachelor of Psychology

Sports scientist

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

85

Statistician

Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)

96

Stockbroker

Business and Information Technology

24

Surgeon

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery + additional study

81

Systems analyst

Business and Information Technology Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems)

24 51

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STUDY AREA / DEGREE DETAILS

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Education

40

Telecommunications engineer

Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)

51 51

Television producer

Creative Arts Journalism, Communication and Languages

34 64

Theatre director

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Performance) Bachelor of New Media Arts (Contemporary Theatre)

37 37

3D designer

Creative Arts

34

Tourism consultant/operator

Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management)

Town planner

Bachelor of Planning

Translator

Journalism, Communication and Languages

30 52, 91 64

U Urban and regional planner

Bachelor of Planning

52, 91

V Vet

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

85

Veterinary nurse

Medicine and Health Bachelor of Nursing Science

78 81

Web designer

Business and Information Technology Creative Arts

24 34

Welfare officer

Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of Arts (Human Services)

62 59

Wildlife biologist

Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation) Bachelor of Science (Zoology)

93 97

Workplace health and safety manager

Business and Information Technology

24

Writer

Bachelor of Arts (Writing) Journalism, Communication and Languages

69 64

Bachelor of Arts (Human Services) Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of Social Science (Social and Criminal Justice)

59 62 62

Zookeeper

Bachelor of Science (Zoology)

97

Zoologist

Bachelor of Science (Zoology)

97

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Study areas A full range of courses accredited by leading professional organisations and recognised worldwide.

In this section read about: Business & Information Technology Creative Arts Education Engineering & Planning Humanities & Social Sciences Journalism, Communication & Languages Law Medicine & Health Science

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Business & Information Technology JCU’s Business and Information Technology courses will prepare you for careers in the adrenalin-fuelled worlds of Business and Technology. With a focus on global adaptability, growth and innovation, courses in the School of Business also give you opportunities to incorporate work experience and special project work with a wide range of employers while you study. As one of the most popular schools at JCU in terms of student numbers, the School of Business offers its range of programs at Townsville, Cairns, Singapore and Brisbane (International and postgraduate only) campuses. Business A qualification in business opens the door to great career opportunities. Successful businesses and organisations need leaders with the skills to build professional relationships with employees, customers, partners and suppliers. JCU Business graduates hold key positions across all sectors including finance, the arts, defence and police forces, the government sector, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, export, real estate, technology, retail, leisure and entertainment, tourism, health, charities, welfare organisations and education. The Bachelor of Business is designed with input from industry experts and uses current research results for real-world relevance. Our lecturers have strong business and academic credentials and focus on creating a challenging and inspiring learning environment. The program’s first year provides you with a solid foundation in business essentials including accounting, economics, data analysis, customer experiences and management. You can then 24

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choose to study for a broad-based degree (Multidisciplinary major) or specialise with a single or double major, combining any two fields from a diverse range of study areas. You can change your choices at any time in the first year. The Bachelor of Business also has several joint degree options. No matter which study option you choose, you will develop the problem-solving and critical thinking skills needed by today’s organisations. Information Technology Choose a course in Information Technology and you’ll be entering an ever-growing global industry full of exciting and rewarding career options. Society and organisations are technology-dependent as never before. The Internet and computer networks are essential business tools and access to IT services and the professionals who create, monitor, operate and maintain them is crucial in order to operate effectively in today’s business world. JCU’s Bachelor of Information Technology combines a solid basis of computing theory with practical knowledge and skills in software, software engineering, multimedia, databases and networking. After completing first-year core subjects, you select a major from: Business Informatics; Computing and Networking; or Interactive Technologies and Games Design. The course includes opportunities for hands-on experience with internships at local businesses and organisations. The learning environment is friendly and open, with ample small-group tutorials and hands-on practical sessions in the laboratories. JCU has excellent computing facilities, with 24-hour labs in Cairns and Townsville.

Professional recognition JCU’s Bachelor of Business program has accreditation with, or is acknowledged by, key professional associations. Depending on your study specialisation, on graduation you will be eligible to join: • Australian Institute of Management

Accountants (CPA Australia)

• Australian Human Resources Institute

• Economic Society of Australia (QLD)

• Australian Marketing Institute

• Hotel & Catering International Management Association

• Australian Amusement, Leisure & Recreation Association, Inc. • Australian Institute of Travel & Tourism • Australian Market & Social Research Society • Australian Tourism Export Council • Catering Institute of Australia • Certified Practising

• Inbound Tourism Organisation of Australia • Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) • Institute of Public Administration Australia • Meeting Industry Association of Australia.

The Bachelor of Information Technology program has accreditation with: • The Australian Computer Society.

Find out more about Business careers CPA Australia, for information about accounting careers www.cpacareers.com.au

Marketing Association of Australia and New Zealand www.marketing.org.au/ marketing_career.aspx

GradCareers Australia – Australian Graduate Careers www.gradcareers.com.au

Reserve Bank of Australia http://rba.recruitasp.com.au

Economic Society of Australia www.ecosoc.org.au

Tourism Australia www.tourism.australia.com

Financial Planning Jobs www.financialplanningjobs.com.au

World Tourism Organisation www.unwto.org

Find out more about IT careers Australia Computer Society www.acs.org.au/ictcareers

IT Skills Hub www.itskillshub.com.au

Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science & Research www.innovation.gov.au

Smart Moves site about science careers http://smartmoves.questacon.edu.au

Contacts Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625/4271 Fax: (07) 4781 4021 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/business

Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au>


Degrees available • Bachelor of Business Majors: Multidisciplinary Accounting Economics and Regional Development Financial Management Human Resource Management International Business Management and Entrepreneurship Marketing Sports and Events Management Tourism Management Business Law – secondary major Communication Design – secondary major Public Relations Management – secondary major • Bachelor of Business and Environmental Sciences (See Science p90) • Bachelor of Information Technology Majors: Business Informatics Computing and Networking Interactive Technologies and Games Design Diplomas • Diploma of Business

Graduate starting salaries* Accounting graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45,000 Business graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $47,500 Economics graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,000 Information Technology/Computing graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,600 *Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2010.

• Diploma of Information Technology Joint degrees • Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Business • Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Laws • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)Bachelor of Laws • Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Psychology • Bachelor of EngineeringBachelor of Information Technology • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science-Bachelor of Business

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Bachelor of Business Overview JCU’s Bachelor of Business will equip you with skills and knowledge for a range of rewarding careers in business and finance. Students have many study options, choosing a single, multidisciplinary major, nine specialist majors or three secondary majors: • Multidisciplinary (mix subjects from business with other study areas) • Accounting • Economics and Regional Development • Financial Management • Human Resource Management • International Business

Andrew Fadden Bachelor of Business (Management), 2008* Finance Officer, Agriculture and Industry Branch, Budget Group, Department of Finance and Deregulation, Australian Government, Canberra

A JCU Bachelor of Business sits well on your resumé – it gave me the tools to commence my professional career. Initially I studied education, but became interested in business management and returned to JCU to study a Bachelor of Business. The business management lecturers were excellent and offered cutting-edge knowledge that challenged my thinking and kept me very motivated. In my final year I applied to numerous graduate programs and the Department of Finance and Deregulation in Canberra contacted me, flew me down for an exam and interview session and offered me a Finance Officer position. To achieve a great career path, I recommend students apply for graduate programs early in their final year. I enjoy the diversity of the people I work with and the graduate program offers a great variety of professional development training. I’m continually learning about the inner workings of parliament and the Australian Government. I recently worked on my second Commonwealth budget. It was very challenging and fast-paced and there was a great sense of achievement on completion. *Now Bachelor of Business (Management and Entrepreneurship)

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• Management and Entrepreneurship • Marketing • Sports and Events Management • Tourism Management. All students in the Bachelor of Business complete a common first year of foundation business subjects. This means that you are not locked into a major until the end of the first year of study. Work integrated learning projects are encouraged for all business students, to apply business theory and gain practical skills. Business graduates will have the professional and personal skills, problem-solving abilities and expertise in business technologies to pursue contemporary business careers in Australia and beyond. You can further enhance your skill set and qualifications by: • Combining majors in a double major (options may vary between campuses), or • Combining the Bachelor of Business as a joint degree with Arts, Law, Psychology or Sport and Exercise Science.

Bachelor of Business Multidisciplinary Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC code: Tsv 312081; Cns 322081 Key features • Tailor your course to combine personal interest areas and/ or non-business subjects • Choose from JCU’s many study areas – from environmental science to languages, from history to statistics and more Course overview The Multidisciplinary option allows you to study a diverse range of subject areas to complement your business studies. You will receive a firm foundation in first year with subjects including accounting for decision making, economics for business, business data analysis and managing the customer experience. This major enables you to develop broad business skills, a multidisciplinary approach to management style and the adaptability that employers are looking for. Academic advisers in the School of Business will help you with subject selection for Years 2 and 3. Career opportunities This course equips you with broad skills for careers in a range of business settings. By selecting appropriate elective subjects, you can tailor your studies towards specific interests and career pathways.


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Bachelor of Business Accounting Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable) Mid-year entry: yes QTAC code: Tsv 312151; Cns 322151 Key features • This degree is professionally accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and CPA Australia • Accounting skills are always in demand Course overview Accounting is at the core of every organisation, ensuring its financial viability. JCU has trained hundreds of qualified accountants and is strongly supported by the local accounting profession. Foundation subjects are complemented by specialist topics in, for example, business modelling, financial management, auditing, business law, taxation, contemporary accounting issues and performance management and control. You can combine Accounting with a second Business major. Career opportunities Accountants are in demand around Australia and the world. The profession is dynamic, with new roles evolving including e-commerce and environmental accounting. Employment options in the public and private sectors include: public accounting practice, financial and management accounting, systems accountant, financial officer, chief executive officer, financial analyst, management consulting, stockbroker, merchant banker, financial institutional manager, policy advisor, taxation and financial planning, and corporate bankruptcy, insolvency and recovery. Accountants often move to executive-level positions.

Bachelor of Business Economics & Regional Development Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable) Mid-year entry: yes QTAC code: Tsv 312171 Key features • Graduates can apply for membership of the Economic Society of Australia • Major employers including the Reserve Bank and State Treasury value JCU economics graduates Course overview The demand for economists in Australia and internationally is growing in both the private and public sectors. Economists are key professionals in public policy development and in the finance and banking sector. JCU economics graduates work for major employers including the Commonwealth, State and Local Government; the Reserve Bank; merchant banks; and large private companies such as KPMG. The course combines foundation subjects in accounting, economics, data analysis and management with specialist topics in: micro and macro economics, regional economic growth, international trade, contemporary economic policy and social welfare, and forecasting and/or econometrics. Additional subjects such as personnel economics, environmental and project evaluation, are also available. Career opportunities Graduates can pursue careers across a range of areas including: consulting, economic policy development with government departments, investment and trade, banking, and private industry. Some organisations (eg, the Reserve Bank) will pay students a salary if they undertake a final honours year after completing the BBus in Economics.

Bachelor of Business Financial Management Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable) Mid-year entry: yes QTAC code: Tsv 312181 Key features • Discover how to create and manage wealth • Graduates with the appropriate subjects can join the Australian Institute of Management, Market Research Society, Institute of Public Administration Australia, Economic Society of Australia (QLD) and Meeting Industry Association of Australia Course overview Financial management is the study of financial and capital markets and the decision making within those markets to determine prices and financial assets. The course includes subjects in portfolio management, financial institutions and markets, multinational business finance and business modelling. For enhanced skill and expertise, you can combine Financial Management with a second major from the Bachelor of Business, for example Management and Entrepreneurship. Career opportunities Financial Management graduates will have the financial expertise to pursue successful careers in business, banking and the finance industry as: bankers, compliance officers, financial managers, financial analysts, financial planners, fund managers, investment bankers, stockbrokers and financial researchers.

Bachelor of Business Human Resource Management Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC code: Tsv 312201; Cns 322201 Key features • Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute • Human resources specialists are always in demand by business, government and non-government organisations Course overview Human resource managers are trained professionals who deal with the recruitment, management and staff-related matters within organisations. The course includes subjects in strategic human resource management, employee relations, new forms of work and organisation, cross-cultural management, personnel economics and contemporary HR issues. For enhanced skill and expertise, you can combine Human Resource Management with a second Business major such as, for example, Management and Entrepreneurship, or Tourism Management. Career opportunities Graduates can pursue careers in: personnel recruitment, training and management with government departments, organisations and consultancies, worker advocacy and equity, performance evaluation, negotiation and workplace legislation, management and remuneration consultancy, workplace health and safety, and industrial relations management.

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Bachelor of Business International Business Campus: Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC code: Cns 322211 Key features • Gain valuable skills for managing across borders in the global marketplace

Victoria Steabler Studying Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management major)

When I look at the job advertisement pinned to my study board I remember why I am here at JCU and what I am doing this for. I like dealing with people and that’s what human resources is all about. What I’ve found very enjoyable about the degree is the wide variety of subjects it covers such as economics, management and statistics. You are able to shape the degree to what you want and your individual needs. JCU’s location, environment and culture have played a big part in making my university experience enjoyable. Usually when I think of university I think of old school buildings in a concrete jungle. JCU is different. The uni is more personal, with small class sizes and closer contact with lecturers. Being from Cairns, JCU was an attractive option as it allowed me to stay in my hometown. Unlike some other degrees, the business degree doesn’t involve placements but I was fortunate enough to attend, with the support of JCU, a national human resources workshop. I found it extremely valuable because I was learning about the industry from a room full of experts. As a mature-aged student returning to study after a 10-year break, I’ve found the university experience of study, exams and lectures challenging at times. But once I started returning good marks, it reaffirmed my decision that going back to study was the right one. Ideally, after graduation, I would like a management position with a government department or organisation. I don’t expect to fall into a position like that straight away but I know, after achieving so much at uni, that with hard work I will reach my goal. 28

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• Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Management Course overview An understanding of the key issues involved in operating a business internationally will be valuable for many organisations. Topics covered include business negotiation, operations management, cross cultural management, international marketing and international business. Students can combine International Business with a second Business major such as, for example, Management and Entrepreneurship, or Financial Management. Students can also include electives from non-business areas such as languages or international relations. Career opportunities Graduates will have a skill set that equips them for careers in government departments and agencies or multinational businesses. Roles could include: foreign affairs and trade, country or international regional managers for organisations, international management consulting, managerial roles in export/import businesses, and in international operations, marketing and logistics.

Bachelor of Business Management & Entrepreneurship Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC code: Tsv 312221; Cns 322221 Key features • Gain fundamental management and analytical skills for a leadership career • Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian Institute of Management and other professional bodies, depending on their course structure Course overview Management roles are essential within all organisations. This course can be your launching pad for a successful career in business, government, or non-government sector management. Topics include business negotiation, organisational flexibility, service quality, cross-cultural management, managing small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurship in emerging economies. For enhanced expertise, students can combine Management and Entrepreneurship with a second major such as, for example, Accounting or Business Law. Career opportunities Graduates can pursue a broad range of careers with enterprises including: chief executive officer, business manager, business consultant, entrepreneur, administrative officer and senior executive officers. They can also work in areas including strategic planning, total quality management/operations, public relations, advertising, human resources and finance.


Business & Information Technology

Bachelor of Business Marketing Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 312231; Cns 322231 Key features • If you want a creative aspect to your business career, marketing may be for you • Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian Institute of Marketing Course overview Marketing professionals require a broad skills set to understand sales and promotion, product research and development, consumer demand, customer service and effective communication. Today’s marketing professional must be able to assess current business trends for optimal positioning of their organisation. The course combines foundation business subjects with specialist marketing topics including integrated marketing communications, consumer behaviour, international marketing, strategic marketing, public relations and interactive marketing. Students can combine Marketing with a second Business major such as, for example, Management and Entrepreneurship, Communication Design or Public Relations Management. Career opportunities Marketing graduates can pursue a broad range of careers in: advertising, brand or product management, interactive marketing, direct marketing, market research or public relations. Graduates also pursue managerial roles in marketing, sales, customer service management and international marketing.

Bachelor of Business Sports & Events Management Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC code: Tsv 312251 Key features • Learn from guest lecturers and go behind the scenes at major sporting and entertainment venues • Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association Inc. Course overview Sporting and events management are dynamic multi-billion dollar industries. The course brings together foundation business subjects with specialist topics in sports management, conference and events management, club and gaming management, public relations, sponsorship, negotiation, safety and crowd control, service quality management and sport and entertainment law. Students can combine Sports and Events Management with a second Business major such as, for example, Marketing or Tourism Management. Career opportunities Sports and events specialists are in high demand in a wide range of areas including: community and corporate events management, concert management, conference, meetings and convention management, event and festival management, sport and entertainment law, sports administration and marketing, venue management, team management, recreational and leisure club management, and non-profit organisations. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Bachelor of Business Tourism Management Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 312241; Cns 322241 Key features • JCU was one of the first Australian universities to offer tourism studies

Rachael Bode Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Economics), 2009 Financial Services Graduate Program, Commonwealth Bank, Sydney

• Northern Queensland is a leading tourist destination and a great place to study tourism • Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Travel and Tourism and the Australian Tourism Export Council Course overview

I love my new job and am realising all the benefits of completing a Bachelor of Business at James Cook University. After leaving school I worked in payroll positions and enjoyed the work so much I decided to gain a professional qualification, so I enrolled in the Bachelor of Business. Accounting is not just number-crunching. It’s a diverse and interesting area of study with a broad range of subjects including management, taxation, law, and economics. The lively discussions we’d have in lectures really helped with gaining a good understanding of new and complex issues. I enjoyed the whole learning process and was happy to put in extra study time at home. The work load is very manageable. I made new friends and got involved in JCU’s mentoring program, which helps firstyear students settle into uni life. That was very fulfilling. I successfully applied for the Commonwealth Bank’s 2010 graduate program in my final year and moved to Sydney to take up the position, which has been exciting. The bank’s financial services graduate program rotates you through different areas such as retail banking, wealth management, treasury, internal audit, or business and private banking. I choose the areas I’m interested in and trial them. To date, I have completed a rotation in institutional banking and am presently working in wealth management. The bank also sponsors me to complete the Chartered Accounting Program (CA), so after three years I’ll be a qualified accountant. If it all works out I’ll be happy to stay with the bank and progress up the ranks. 30

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Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries and over 900 million tourists travel internationally each year. This course provides students with the multidisciplinary skills to examine the social, economic and environmental impacts of tourism. Foundation subjects are complemented by specialist topics including tourist and leisure behaviour, destination management, conference and events management and tourism policy and planning, and tourism and the environment. Northern Queensland, with its many world-class attractions, offers tourism students exciting field trips and practical experience opportunities. Career opportunities Graduates will be able to pursue careers across the sector including: conference and events management, hotel and resort management, retail travel sector, attractions, visitor centres, government tourism promotion departments and tourism research and education.

Bachelor of Business Secondary majors • Business Law • Communication Design •P  ublic Relations Management These majors are available only in combination with a primary Bachelor of Business major. Business Law is available on the Townsville and Cairns campuses. It is especially complementary with Accounting, Financial Management, and Management and Entrepreneurship majors. Students will gain an understanding of the impact of law on business activity including law and ethical behaviour and risk and legal compliance issues. This secondary major would be valuable for careers in, for example: administration of government departments and statutory authorities (including policy, administration, research and community education), business consulting, human resources, banking and insurance. Communication Design is available on the Townsville campus only. The ability to use new media technologies to gather, manipulate and present information is a valuable skill for business professionals. The major includes studies in graphic design, digital media, web authoring, and information and publication design. This secondary major would provide enhanced skills for careers in, for example: marketing, public relations, product design and marketing communications roles. Public Relations Management is available on the Townsville campus only. Public relations play an important role in helping modern organisations to develop and manage positive relationships with a range of constituencies and stakeholders. The major is a particularly attractive second major for students studying Marketing or Sports and Event Management, but can be combined with any major in the Bachelor of Business.


Business & Information Technology

Bachelor of Business & Environmental Science

Bachelor of Information Technology Business Informatics

Bachelor of Information Technology Computing & Networking

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable)

Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable)

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

QTAC codes: Tsv 312261; Cns 322261

QTAC codes: Tsv 312271; Cns 322271

Key features

Key features

• Gain the technology and analytical skills that businesses want, to help them work smarter

• Tailor your course to include subjects from business, science, creative arts or engineering

• Apply your skills to real-life projects while you study

• Apply your skills to real-life projects while you study

• JCU is a world-leading university in environmental science

• Graduates are eligible to apply to join the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

• Graduates are eligible to apply to join the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Course overview

Course overview

Course overview

Business professionals need to work across issues of environmental impact and the business bottom line. Core subjects provide a solid grounding in business and environmental science topics. You can then choose from an exciting range of elective subjects including business, environmental science, marine science, aquaculture and ecology to develop an area of interest or a range of generic skills and cross-disciplinary knowledge.

The course includes a core program that provides the essential skills for professional IT careers. Students also develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving, which are essential for programming and database and systems design. In addition, students include electives from a wide range of Business and IT subjects, to equip them with a well-rounded understanding of business processes and functions for technology careers in a business environment.

This course spans pure computer science and information technology application areas. It includes core computer science topics such as data structures, algorithms, operating systems, networks and security so students can gain a sound basis for professional information technology careers as well as a platform to advanced studies and careers in research and development. There is scope to include additional subjects from a secondary area of interest from science, maths, engineering, business or creative arts.

Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English; Chemistry; Maths B Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 316341 Key features • Combine science-based subjects with business content for new careers in business and sustainability • A solid understanding of environmental principles and impacts is essential in today’s business world

Career opportunities Graduates can work across a vast range of areas. Some career examples include: environmental advisers to businesses, natural resource advisers, consultants, researchers and academics.

Career opportunities Graduates will have the skills and expertise to pursue well-paid careers as, for example: IT managers, corporate database administration managers, information systems designers, business analysts, e-business managers, information systems architects, application and software developers and project managers.

Career opportunities Graduates of Computing and Networking will have the skills and expertise to pursue careers as business analysts, e-business managers, database designers, information systems architects, applications developers and project managers.

Bachelor of Information Technology Interactive Technologies & Games Design Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable) Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 312281; Cns 322281 Key features • Do you want a career in cutting-edge, interactive technologies or computer gaming? • Queensland is home to more than 40 per cent of Australia’s electronic games developers • Graduates are eligible to apply to join the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Course overview This course brings together the skills that are essential for professional information technology careers along with subjects in 2D and 3D graphics and animation, games design, digital media, computational arts, interactive visualisation, autonomous simulation, web and mobile technologies and virtual worlds. Optional subjects from business and creative arts can give you additional relevant skills. Career opportunities Interactive technologies and games design is a rapidly growing market and skilled graduates from this specialist area are sought after by industry. Graduates will have the expertise to pursue exciting careers as: simulations and multimedia developers and designers, web designers and programmers, application developers, project managers and software developers.

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Diploma of Business Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 1 year full-time Prerequisites: none Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 312071; Cns 322071 Course overview The Diploma is a flexible, one-year course that combines introductory subjects from the Bachelor of Business. Diplomas are designed for:

Corey Reitano Studying Bachelor of Information Technology (Interactive Technologies and Games Design)

• People who do not have the academic entry requirements for their preferred course and need a pathway course, or • People who would like to try a ‘taste’ of university study before enrolling in a full degree.

To work in this area you need to be interested in games, know what other people are playing and what appeals to them. I enjoy online, multi-player games which can involve playing with hundreds of people from all around the world. I’ve always been interested in computers and when I left school I completed a Certificate III in Information Technology first before enrolling at JCU. Learning how to create games is fascinating. I really enjoy the computer game and 3D modelling subjects. It’s not complicated but it can be time consuming, so working in groups makes designing easier. Plus it means you make new friends and the whole experience is a lot of fun. In my first year I helped to design a video game for STePs, a disability employment and training organisation. It was a group project that involved working with the client, learning what they wanted and demonstrating results. It’s how games are designed in the real world. The exciting result is that our project ended up as the Steps for the Future video game, which now helps people with disabilities find out what’s available to them when they leave school. It’s been distributed around Queensland to STePs’ offices and schools. When I complete my studies I’d like to work in game design, most likely in Sydney, Melbourne or even overseas. Photo courtesy University of Otago Magazine, Issue 24. 32

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The course includes foundation business subjects from JCU’s wide choice of business study areas. You can receive advanced standing/credit for subjects you successfully complete. In the first instance, you will need to discuss your subject choices with the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts to design a suitable study program for your career goals: Cairns (07) 4042 1451 Townsville (07) 4781 5133.

Diploma of Information Technology Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 1 year full-time Prerequisites: none Mid-year entry: not available QTAC codes: Tsv 312291; Cns 322291 Course overview The Diploma is a flexible, one-year course that combines introductory subjects from the Bachelor of Information Technology. Diplomas are designed for: • People who do not have the academic entry requirements for their preferred course and need a pathway course, or • People who would like to try a ‘taste’ of university study before enrolling in a full degree. The course includes foundation information technology and business subjects. You will receive advanced standing/ credit towards a Bachelor of Information Technology for any successfully completed subjects. In the first instance, you will need to discuss your subject choices with the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts to design a suitable study program for your career goals: Cairns (07) 4042 1451 Townsville (07) 4781 5133.


Business & Information Technology Joint degrees Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Business

Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Psychology

Bachelor of Sport & Exercise ScienceBachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)Bachelor of Laws

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (depending on major)

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (depending on business major)

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 4 years full-time

Duration: 5 years full-time

Duration: 4 years full-time

Duration: 5 years full-time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031

QTAC codes: Tsv 311081; Cns 321081

Prerequisites: English (Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education desirable)

Why combine Business and Arts?

Why combine Business and Psychology? This joint degree will give you expertise in understanding human behaviour and how this impacts on organisations and business. Career areas could include: management, human resources, marketing and market research, training and development. With further study you enter a career in counselling, or industrial and organisational psychology.

This joint degree will give you a broad, well-rounded educational experience and prepare you for many career paths, depending on your study program. You will have practical and professional business skills coupled with the analytical, communication and research skills that you get from the BA. Arts study areas include: languages, psychology, sociology, history, journalism or politics, to name a few.

Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Laws Campus: Townsville; Cairns (depending on business major)

Bachelor of EngineeringBachelor of Information Technology Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only) Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 5 years full-time

Duration: 5 years full-time

Prerequisites: English; Maths B

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

QTAC codes: Tsv 314071; Cns 324071

QTAC codes: Tsv 311061; Cns 321061

Why combine Engineering and IT? Combining Engineering and IT qualifications will give you a powerful degree for careers that require innovative and creative IT solutions. Depending on your Engineering and IT specialisations, you will have rewarding career opportunities with cutting-edge industries including: electronics and communications technologies, computer system engineering and electricity supply industries, to name a few.

Why combine Business and Law? This is a popular joint degree with excellent career outcomes. Graduates will possess legal qualifications and contemporary business training and expertise that will be valuable for roles with organisations, corporations and legal firms.

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1800 246 446 Mid-year entry: not available QTAC codes: Tsv 316111; Cns 326111 Why combine Business with Sport and Exercise Science? The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science will give you expertise in health science and fitness. Combining this with Business skills, depending on your Business major, will give you exciting career options. You could become, for example: a business manager for retail sport businesses and gyms; a sports and events manager for major sporting facilities and events; manage fitness and wellbeing programs for corporations, and more.

Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311061; Cns 321061 Why combine Accounting with Law? The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) combined with Law will give you a powerful double qualification in two professions. This popular degree is accredited by the appropriate accounting and legal professional bodies, and can lead to high-level careers in corporate law and the banking and finance sectors. This joint degree can open many career doors. You will have the expertise for careers in, for example: private legal practice; corporations law; industry compliance roles; accounting, banking and finance careers; government judiciary, trade and industry departments; and a wide range of business and law-related positions.

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Creative Arts The School of Creative Arts at JCU gives you the opportunity to explore and develop your passion for the creative arts and to pursue rewarding careers in the creative industries sector, an area of economic activity currently valued at around $34 billion in Australia. It is one of the fastest growing sectors world-wide and constantly offers new and exciting opportunities for creative expression. The School caters for those who are passionate about creative possibilities in: • Media Design • Photomedia • Music and Sound Media • Illustration and Visual Media • Contemporary Theatre • Visual Arts • Performance. The quality of teaching and facilities in the School is excellent. Our lecturers have won the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning three times in the last six years, as well as national teaching awards through the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. The average student rating of Creative Arts subjects is consistently high.

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The School takes a strong global view with subjects and learning experiences framed in a big-picture context of creativity and the creative economy. You will have access to study exchange opportunities overseas, as well as international study tours. Swap ideas and influences with the many international students within the School in Cairns and Townsville and think about exchange opportunities with JCU’s partner institutions in Europe, Asia and the Americas. In addition to time on campus, you will have access to a range of community arts events and organisations. Our region has an amazing variety of arts groups, festivals, events, performances and exhibitions. Some of these include the On Edge contemporary media and performance festival in Cairns and the See Hear Now contemporary sound and music festival in Townsville. Add to that a program of exhibitions and events presented at galleries including the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Umbrella Studio, KickArts, the Tanks Arts Centre and the Cairns Regional Gallery. You will be encouraged to seek placements with these local organisations, as well as with interstate and international equivalents for invaluable real-world experience.

Industry partners A number of creative organisations and suppliers engage with JCU’s School of Creative Arts including: • Cairns Regional Gallery

• Sun Studios Australia

• Australian Festival of Chamber Music

• Tanks Arts Centre Cairns

• JUTE Theatre Cairns

• Full Throttle Theatre Townsville • Yamaha Music Australia.

• KickArts Contemporary Arts Cairns • Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Townsville

Find out more about Creative Arts careers Arts Hub Australia www.artshub.com.au Digital Media World www.digitalmedia.com.au Australian Institute of Professional Photography www.aipp.com.au

ICUR Recruitment for media, advertising, creative and digital jobs www.icur.com.au National Association for the Visual Arts www.visualarts.net.au

Contacts Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 47816625 or (07) 4781 4271 Fax: (07) 4781 4021 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/business

Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au>


Degrees available • Bachelor of Creative Industries Majors: Media Design Performance Visual Arts • Bachelor of New Media Arts Majors: Contemporary Theatre Illustration and Visual Media Media Design Music and Sound Media Photomedia • Diploma of Creative Arts

Graduate starting salaries* Art and design graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,300 With additional qualifications, for example, a Graduate Diploma of Education, you could earn a teacher’s starting salary of $56,900 (Proposed commencing teacher salary in Queensland for 2011). *Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2010.

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Bachelor of Creative Industries Overview This degree develops the knowledge and skills needed for contemporary creative arts practice within the context of the global sector known as the “creative industries”. This sector is driven by individuals with creative skills who, in order to develop a meaningful career, create a demand for their creative outputs. This requires that they have skills in creativity, communication and digital technologies. The Bachelor of Creative Industries involves training and development across these three core areas.

Yolanda Van Der Weyde Studying Bachelor of Creative Industries (Major Visual Arts & Business Management)

To prospective undergraduates I say follow your heart and you might surprise yourself with what you can achieve. Before enrolling in JCU’s Bachelor of Creative Industries I had previously studied interior design, so my passion has always been to design and be creative. The degree has given me the opportunity to let my creative juices flow as well as study at an academic level. It incorporates business and research skills, while the visual arts major has a strong hands-on focus covering the traditional skills of print making and painting. The JCU lecturers are very supportive and encourage individuality in the students. I’ve worked as the costume and wardrobe advisor on a mini-historical movie project, and I’ve also done work experience at the Tanks Art Gallery assisting the curator set up two local artists’ exhibitions. One of the course highlights has been collaborating with other students to create an inaugural art exhibition at the JCU Cairns Campus Open Day. We held the exhibition at The Boathouse which provided an excellent venue combining a functional art space with the cafeteria area for people to relax. I have also studied business and project management within the degree which has provided with me with the skills and means to manage my own artistic business. I like to work with textiles and paint fabrics turning them into functional objects, like foot stools and cushions, so I’m gathering a folio of works with a view to developing the merchandising side. I’m also looking at continuing further studies. 36

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Through selection of a Major and Minor field of study, students specialise in an area of choice, while maintaining flexibility and developing broad industry-oriented skills. One of the features of the program is the multidisciplinary focus, including third year projects where students apply their individual discipline expertise within collaborative research and practice environments. Strong engagement with professional arts groups based in the local community, e.g. JUTE Theatre and KickArts, is a feature of work-integrated learning opportunities made available to students enrolled in the degree. There are three Creative Arts majors, or specialisations, available in the Bachelor of Creative Industries: • Media Design • Performance • Visual Arts.

Bachelor of Creative Industries Media Design Campus: Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC code: Cns 321411 Key features • Study digital photography, digital editing and media design • Professional placements will give you valuable industry experience Course overview As well as the core studies, if you study in this major you will learn in a studio-based study area that introduces the principles and methods of media design. Media Design topics include digital photography, digital video, design for print, web design and advanced folio design. Guest lectures, specialised equipment and software, and small collaborative groups are features of this course. Career opportunities Graduates can pursue careers as arts practitioners in either media arts or design. Career examples in the creative industries include: arts administration, art directors, arts education officers, graphic designers, video arts, arts retailing, community arts officers, cultural tourism, exhibitions and events management. With further qualifications, for example the Graduate Diploma of Education, graduates can become qualified teachers.


Creative Arts

Bachelor of Creative Industries Performance

Bachelor of Creative Industries Visual Arts

Bachelor of New Media Arts

Campus: Cairns

Campus: Cairns

Campus: Townsville

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

The Bachelor of New Media Arts is available from JCU’s Townsville campus. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills for creative careers that use computer technologies. The Bachelor of New Media Arts is contemporary and cutting-edge. JCU’s creative arts teaching complex in Townsville offers outstanding facilities for the study of the New Media Arts.

QTAC code: Cns 321411

QTAC code: Cns 321411

Majors or specialisations are available in:

QTAC code: Tsv 311431

Key features

Key features

• Photomedia

Key features

• Explore acting, writing and directing

• Develop your skills in drawing, painting and digital arts

• Illustration and Visual Media

• Gain experience with Cairns’ professional company, JUTE Theatre

• Take part in community projects and internships

Course overview

As well as the core studies, if you study in this major you will develop your drawing, painting and digital art skills. You will also develop your knowledge of art history and theory and in your final year apply your skills in a range of cross-disciplinary formats and projects, including internships. You will have access to art studios, facilities and materials on campus and in other locations in Cairns.

As well as the core studies, if you study in this major you will learn the techniques of acting and improvisation, creating texts and performing excerpts from a range of Australian and contemporary plays. In your final year, you will explore the integration of new media on the role of the performer and on the performance site. You will work with industry professionals to present readings and performances and will have opportunities to engage with JUTE Theatre. Career opportunities Graduates can pursue a wide range of careers in the performing arts including: performance artists, performance writers, directors, theatre managers, arts administrators, arts education officers, arts retailing, community arts officers, cultural tourism, exhibitions and events managers. With further qualifications, for example the Graduate Diploma of Education, graduates can become qualified teachers.

Course overview

Career opportunities Visual Arts graduates can pursue a wide range of careers in the visual arts as: artists, community arts officers, arts administrators, gallery managers, arts education officers, arts retailing, cultural tourism and exhibitions and events management. With further qualifications, for example the Graduate Diploma of Education, graduates can become qualified teachers.

Overview

• Media Design • Music and Sound Media • Contemporary Theatre. The degree involves a common set of core studies that provide the theoretical background and context for the use of current and emerging technologies in art making. Students then complete their specialisation or major, and can combine this with a second area of interest as a minor, which can also become a second major. New Media Arts students also enjoy opportunities for professional placements with creative organisations in the region, nationally or overseas. The course encourages regular interaction with creative organisations and creative professionals.

Bachelor of New Media Arts Contemporary Theatre

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes

• Guest lectures by industry experts, including from NIDA and Full Throttle Theatre Company • Secondment and community performance opportunities Australia-wide • Work with new media for performance, including digital sound, digital imaging and video Course overview The course covers a full range of contemporary theatre, from theatre and movement to ritual and popular entertainment. Students explore the creative potential of the actor, writer, director, designer and new media technician in stage and screen performance. Students will create live performances throughout the course with their choice of new media – digital sound, digital imaging and digital video. They also participate in creative workshops to develop their potential as performance artists. Career opportunities Graduates will have valued skills for the growing digital performance workplace. Career opportunities are broad and include: theatre performer, screen performer, voice-over performer, community performance artist, workshop facilitator, new media performance artist, production assistant and festival and events coordinator.

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Matthew Granoulis Bachelor of New Media Arts (Digital Media Design and Digital Imaging), 2009 Graphic Designer, Sub-Media, Townsville

I’ve always been a creative person, so after much research and debate I decided to follow a career path in graphic design, which I hoped would broaden my opportunities in the industry. Creativity is all about freedom. This is the thing I most enjoy about my job – the freedom to design anything you choose. I think it’s fantastic to be given a design brief and the opportunity to let your mind run wild. My favourite part would have to be print media where you get the chance to see the finalised printed products on high quality stocks, all the while hoping you’ve made the customer happy. Having the logo I designed for one of my assessment pieces during first year chosen by the Townsville Military Museum was definitely a highlight of my time at JCU. I was also fortunate to have my work displayed at the Best of Student Show (BOSS) exhibition. Teamwork was one of the most valuable things I learnt at JCU, particularly with a group of like-minded people who had the same goal. I had the opportunity to work on some great projects with a team of talented students. My studies at JCU gave me a solid foundation and I am lucky that I have had a number of great opportunities come my way because of that. At the same time I made many new friends who shared the same passion as I did, and still do.

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Bachelor of New Media Arts Illustration & Visual Media

Bachelor of New Media Arts Media Design

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Townsville

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

QTAC code: Tsv 311431

QTAC code: Tsv 311431

Key features

Key features

• The course has a strong focus on traditional and digital illustration techniques

• Create and design for print, the web, multimedia and mobile technologies

• Students gain skills with cutting-edge software and computing labs

• Learn from industry professionals

Course overview Illustration and Visual Media focuses on technical and conceptual skills in drawing for contemporary media. Each subject addresses theoretical and practical applications, ranging from fundamental elements and principles to studio and computer lab-based activities. You will use traditional media (pencil, pen, brushwork, watercolour) as well as gaining skills in the latest digital software techniques. Practical workshops, class critiques and creative projects will prepare you for a range of visual art careers. Career opportunities Graduates will have skills that are valued in the growing digital visual arts workplace. Career opportunities include: multimedia designer for web, electronic games and mobile technologies, media industry specialist, digital advertising production, design and layout for print, book and magazine illustrating, and individual arts practice.

• Consolidate your creative and technical skills with professional placements Course overview Media Design is the creative use of images, text, voice, sound, video and graphics for commercial and artistic purposes. The course covers the principles and practice of graphic and multimedia design for contemporary media. Students work on individual design practice, interdisciplinary team projects and experience industry placements and real-life projects. Career opportunities Graduates will have design and technical skills for careers in: print, multimedia design, web design, e-commerce applications, online information management, design for mobile devices, interactive content creation, graphic design, art studio work, film making and animation production, advertising, producing commercials for film and television, print and online magazine production, exhibition displays, sales and marketing activities, training and educational technology.


Creative Arts

Bachelor of New Media Arts Music & Sound Media

Bachelor of New Media Arts Photomedia

Diploma of Creative Arts

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Townsville

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 1 year full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Prerequisites: none

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

QTAC code: Tsv 311441; Cns 321441

QTAC code: Tsv 311431

QTAC code: Tsv 311431

Key features

Key features

Key features

• Learn with state-of-the-art recording facilities

• Learn digital photography and editing in JCU’s stateof-the-art photographic studios and media labs

• Is a pathway to Creative Arts degrees

• Industry professionals give guest lectures and workshops

The Diploma is a flexible, one-year course that combines introductory subjects from JCU’s Creative Arts degrees. Diplomas are designed for:

• Digital sound and music skills are valuable for performers, sound technicians, producers and in new media including electronic games and mobile technologies Course overview Music and Sound Media involves studying the music of the present. The course brings together composition, performance and the use of technology to give you the skills you’ll need for careers in the music industry. You’ll use digital or computer music technologies as a unifying feature, enabling you to create or perform music in your own right or as part of a broader series of collaborative tasks. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a variety of instruments of your choice. Career opportunities Graduates will have the creative and technical skills to pursue careers in music and sound with: recording studios, film making and animation production, commercial making for film and television, music and performance management, conferences and events production management, music and theatrical performances and venues, training and educational technology and online information management and communication. Further study can lead to careers in teaching and training.

• Participate in field trips and study tours Course overview This course offers a balance of practice and theory for careers in digital imaging and photography. Students learn the principles and practice of digital photographic capture, as well as digital image processing and output. Students also develop advanced skills in image manipulation, colour management, digital workflows and fine art digital print. Broaden your skills with subjects from other creative arts areas, and hone your practical skills with industry placements. Career opportunities JCU has many successful digital imaging graduates who work locally, around Australia, and globally in: digital art making, news photography, commercial photography, photojournalism, image manipulation, educational technology, print and online magazine production, advertising, electronic publishing, educational technology and, with further qualifications, teaching.

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

• Choose from JCU’s wide range of Creative Arts subjects

Course overview

• People who do not have the academic entry requirements for their preferred course and need a pathway course, or • People who would like to try a ‘taste’ of university study before enrolling in a full degree. The Diploma is a great way to learn about the range of creative areas offered by JCU’s School of Creative Arts. Many students start out in the Diploma and after six months of successful study convert to a degree and gain advanced standing/credit for subjects successfully completed. In the first instance you should discuss your subject options with the School of Creative Arts to design a suitable study program for your interests and career goals: Townsville (07) 4781 3166.

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Education When you think about the powerful impact an inspiring teacher can have on a student’s motivation, thirst for knowledge, preparation for life and career direction, you cannot underestimate the importance of teaching as a profession.

of Education is an intensive one-year program for graduates from other study areas who wish to gain a teaching qualification.

JCU’s School of Education offers the Bachelor of Education with specialisations in: Early Childhood, Primary, Middle School, Secondary, Special Needs, Vocational and Physical Education. The School has developed very strong relationships with local schools and education providers over the last 40 years. Our students receive world-class teacher education and excellent support including accessible teaching staff, dedicated computer laboratories and quality library and research resources.

RATEP is a highly successful, community-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teacher program. If you are Indigenous and thinking about becoming a teacher and making a difference you can gain a Bachelor of Education while studying at a RATEP site in your own community. Study is completed by interactive communication technology, intensive workshops and on-site support.

As a JCU Education student you will acquire specialist skills for teaching in rural and remote areas. You will also be equipped to play a role in education for sustainability and improving Indigenous education outcomes. Teaching is a global career – with a teaching qualification you can potentially work anywhere in the world. Gaining a teaching qualification does not mean that your employment prospects will be limited to the classroom. JCU Education graduates also pursue fulfilling careers in children’s services, family services, health education, community development and welfare agencies, educational attractions and support services for families. Whether you are a school leaver or have spent time in the workforce and want to change your career to teaching, at JCU there is a pathway to suit you. For example, the Graduate Diploma

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The Bachelor of Education can be combined with other degree programs as joint degrees. The Remote Area Teacher Education Program (RATEP)

Upgrading If you are already a teacher and want to upgrade your qualifications to a four-year degree or change your specialisation, the Bachelor of Education (Professional Development) provides a program of study focusing on professional development.

Professional recognition JCU’s Bachelor of Education program has accreditation with the Queensland College of Teachers, and graduates can work around Australia and in many other countries.

Find out more about Education careers Queensland College of Teachers www.qct.edu.au Teaching Australia www.teachingaustralia.edu.au Queensland Government: Make a Difference. Teach site www.teach.qld.gov.au

Contacts School of Education Tel: (07) 4781 4465 Fax: (07) 4781 4031 <facultyAESS.TSV@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/education


Degrees available • Bachelor of Education Majors: Early Childhood Primary Primary by RATEP Primary – Physical Education Primary – Special Needs Middle School Professional Development Secondary Secondary – Physical Education Secondary – Vocational Education • Graduate Diploma of Education Joint degrees • Bachelor of Education (Middle School)-Bachelor of Arts • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)-Bachelor of Arts • Bachelor of Education (Primary) -Bachelor of Languages • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) -Bachelor of Languages • Bachelor of EducationBachelor of Science • Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science-Bachelor of Education

Graduate starting salaries Education graduates (Queensland)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $56,900 Education graduates (National)** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $51,000 *Draft commencing teacher salary in Queensland from 2011. **Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2010.

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Bachelor of Education Early Childhood

Bachelor of Education Primary

Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Thursday Island; Flexible delivery

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Mode: on campus and flexible delivery (distance education); full or part-time Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes

Lauretta Graham Principal, St Andrew’s Catholic College, Cairns

JCU and St Andrew’s have an excellent relationship. We work together – with good communication and transparency – to bring about the best pre-service experience for JCU’s Bachelor of Education students. Students doing their practical placements with us are usually familiar with Cairns and the northern Queensland region. This makes it easier for them to develop connections with the school’s students and staff. Living locally means they are more likely to take a personal interest in both the school and broader community. JCU students always say how much they love being at St Andrew’s and demonstrate their enthusiasm by attending school excursions, trade and sports days. In part this is due to the JCU staff who take the trouble to ensure their students are well suited to their placement school. For people wishing to work in the Catholic system, JCU also offers subjects in catholic education, which is an added bonus for us. As students progress through their degrees, many keep in contact with us, sourcing material for assignments, advancing their knowledge and gaining a real sense of how a school works. Several of our teachers are JCU graduates. Teaching is a wonderful profession and individuals can make a real difference. St Andrew’s is located in a beautiful part of Cairns so what better place to make a difference than in your home town. 42

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QTAC codes: Tsv 313311; Cns 323311; TI 353311; Flex 323319 Key features • As an early childhood teacher you will be able to teach children up to eight years of age • Choose the convenience of studying at home, with online delivery of course materials (combined with professional placements and some on-campus workshops) • Also available at our Thursday Island campus Course overview Early Childhood Education is a specialised field. You will study: child development and psychology, theories of learning, curriculum and assessment and understanding of the diversity of learners and learning needs within the early years. The course includes professional placements from your first year of study. You will need a Blue Card (a working with children check issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian) before commencing your professional placements. Online students are required to attend a five-day on-campus professional orientation program at either Townsville or Cairns in their final year of study. Career opportunities Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers. As an Early Childhood teacher you will be qualified to work in schools, preschools and childcare centres. Teaching is a portable qualification and teachers are in demand around Australia and overseas.

Mode: on campus; full or part-time Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 313211; Cns 323211 Key features • Primary Education prepares you to work with children aged six to 12 • Includes professional placements from your first year • The course has a special focus on education for sustainability and improving outcomes for Indigenous students Course overview Primary Education focuses on teaching Years 1 to 7, teaching across all primary school curriculum areas. This course offers opportunities to specialise in Physical Education or Special Needs, see separate course details below. You will need a Blue Card (a working with children check issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian) before commencing your professional placements. Career opportunities Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers and can teach in state and independent schools, including the Catholic school system. Other career paths include working in government departments (children’s services, family services, education and health), in education administration, in community development roles and with educational attractions.


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Bachelor of Education Primary – Physical Education

Bachelor of Education Primary – Special Needs

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only)

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Mode: on campus; full or part-time Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 313051; Cns 323051

Mode: on campus; full or part-time Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 313211; Cns 323211 Key features

Key features • Teach physical education to primary students in Years 1 to 7 • Study with JCU’s well-equipped Institute of Sport and Exercise Science

• Would you like to make a difference in the lives of children with learning difficulties?

Course overview Students combine education studies with specialist studies in sports science and physical education. Physical education teachers are also prepared for coaching and the coordination of sports events in schools. You will need a Blue Card (a working with children check issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian) before commencing your professional placements.

Course overview

Career opportunities Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers and can teach in state and independent schools, including the Catholic school system, across all the Primary curriculum areas as well as Physical Education. Other career paths for graduates include: personal training, health promotion officer, outdoor education officer, activities officer, fitness coach and manager of sporting organisations.

• Gain Special Needs expertise in addition to your general Primary teaching skills Special needs teachers work with children with learning difficulties to improve a broad range of skills including self awareness, life skills and literacy and numeracy. The course focuses on Years 1 to 7. You will need a Blue Card (a working with children check issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian) before commencing your professional placements. Career opportunities Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers and can teach in state and independent schools, including the Catholic school system, across all the Primary curriculum areas as well as Special Needs education. Teaching is a portable qualification and teachers are in demand around Australia and overseas.

Bachelor of Education Primary by RATEP

Bachelor of Education Middle School

Campus: off campus in approved sites

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (not all teaching areas available in Cairns)

Mode: Flexible delivery (distance education); full or part-time Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations Duration: A combined six months Tertiary Access Course plus 4 year Bachelor of Education full time is available at JCU Thursday Island Study Centre (contact JCU directly) Prerequisites: English; only available to people who identify as an Australian Aboriginal person and/or a Torres Strait Islander person. Proof of identity documentation is required. Applicants must be located near RATEP sites in Queensland. For more information visit: www.ratep.jcu.edu.au Mid-year entry: yes QTAC code: 313099 Key features • RATEP is a community-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education program offered in partnership with Education Queensland and TAFE. • RATEP delivers Primary teacher training in 20 regional Queensland communities • You can complete most of your studies and professional placements in your community • See also B Ed (Primary) for further information Course overview This award-winning program has graduated many Indigenous Primary teachers in Queensland. This course is available to Indigenous students in locations where there is a RATEP site and who have achieved entry to JCU’s Bachelor of Education (Primary). Indigenous students with a TAFE Diploma of Education (ATSI) can complete the course in three years. You will need a Blue Card (a working with children check issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian) before commencing your professional placements. Career opportunities Graduates will be in demand as Primary teachers in state and independent schools, including the Catholic school system, to teach from Years 1 to 7. Other career paths include working in government departments (children’s services, family services, education and health), in education administration, in community development roles and with educational attractions.

Mode: on campus; full or part-time Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 313211; Cns 323211 Key features • Middle School focuses on children in Years 4 to 9 • Make a difference in the lives of children as they transition from childhood to adolescence • The course has a focus on education for sustainability and improving outcomes for Indigenous students Course overview Middle School students have distinctive and diverse needs including intellectual, social, physical, emotional and psychological needs associated with adolescence. As a Middle School teacher you can teach curriculum areas including English, Mathematics, Studies of Society and Environment and Science. You will need a Blue Card (a working with children check issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian) before commencing your professional placements. Career opportunities Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers and teach across most Middle School curriculum areas, in state and independent schools, including the Catholic school system. Other career paths include working in government departments (children’s services, family services, education and health), in education administration, in community development roles and with educational attractions.

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Bachelor of Education Professional Development

Bachelor of Education Secondary

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (not all teaching areas available in Cairns)

Mode: on campus; full or part-time

Mode: on campus; full or part-time

Duration: 1 year full-time

Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations

Prerequisites: Completion of a Diploma or Bachelor of Teaching

Duration: 4 years full-time

Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 313031; Cns 323031 Key features • For those wishing to upgrade their existing teaching qualifications to a four-year degree qualification, or for four year trained teachers wanting to change their area of specialisation • Select a major from Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary or Special Needs Course overview The course provides a program of study in professional development for teachers who want to upgrade their qualifications, or for teachers wanting to change their area of specialisation. Topics include technology in education, teaching to Indigenous students and environmental education. Career opportunities Graduates will upgrade their qualifications and can increase their employment options. The course allows students to advance their careers to more senior positions within schools and use their qualifications to move into areas of skills shortage within the education sector.

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Prerequisites: English; plus appropriate prerequisites for your chosen specialisation Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 313111; Cns 323111 Key features • Secondary Education prepares you to teach young people aged 12 to 18 years of age • It is satisfying to work with students as they build their knowledge for post-secondary education and work Course overview This course will train you to teach across two key learning areas to Year 10 and specialise in one discipline to Year 12. Subjects available include: Science, Drama, Visual Arts, Music, Business, English, Geography, History, Health and Physical Education, LOTE, Mathematics, Technologies, Biology, Chemistry, Legal Studies, Marine Studies and Physics. You will need a Blue Card (a working with children check issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian) before commencing your professional placements. Career opportunities Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers to teach in secondary schools in state and independent schools, including the Catholic school system. Other career options include educational management, government departments, community development and welfare agencies.


Education Joint degrees Bachelor of Education Secondary – Physical Education

Bachelor of Education Secondary – Vocational Education

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only)

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (not all teaching areas available in Cairns)

Mode: on campus; full or part-time Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 313061; Cns 323061 Key features • Teach health and physical education to secondary students in Years 8 to 12 • Study with JCU’s well-equipped Institute of Sport and Exercise Science Course overview This course focuses on teaching health and physical education for Years 8 to 10, and senior health and physical education in Years 11 and 12. You will also train to teach in one other curriculum area – for example, Science or English. You will need a Blue Card (a working with children check issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian) before commencing your professional placements. Career opportunities Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers and can teach health and physical education in secondary schools. Teaching is a portable qualification and teachers are in demand throughout Australia and overseas. Other career paths for graduates include: personal training, health promotion officer, outdoor education officer, activities officer, fitness coach and manager of sporting organisations.

Mode: on campus; full or part-time Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English, plus an appropriate vocational education qualification Mid-year entry: yes, depending on subject availability QTAC codes: Tsv 313111; Cns 323111 Key features • Do you have a trade or vocational qualification and would like to teach in secondary schools? • You will begin practical teaching placements from your first year of study Course overview Secondary schools teach vocational subjects including: business, construction trades, hospitality, design and technologies, technical drawing and manual arts. This course is designed to encourage experienced people to teach in these areas. You will learn how to teach in your vocational area in addition to a key learning area such as English, Maths, Science, Arts, Health and Physical Education or Social Science. Applicants with an existing industry trade qualification relevant to secondary schools will be eligible for advanced standing/credit. Career opportunities Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers and can teach in state secondary schools and independent schools, including the Catholic school system. Teaching is a portable qualification and teachers are in demand throughout Australia and overseas.

Graduate Diploma of Education Campus: Townsville (Primary Education, Secondary Education); Cairns (Years 1 to 9) Mode: Townsville on campus full or parttime. Cairns on campus full-time only. Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations Duration: 1 year full-time, commences late January Prerequisites: A record of achievement in undergraduate degree and meet requirements for teaching areas. Details at: www.jcu.edu.au/ education Mid-year entry: not available QTAC code: not applicable – apply directly to JCU Key features • Do you have a degree and would like to become a teacher? • This intensive course includes up to 75 days of professional placements Course overview Gain a teaching qualification over an intensive, one-year program of study and specialise in: Primary – focusing on teaching key curriculum areas for Years 1 to 7 Years 1 to 9 – teach the key learning areas for Years 1 to 9 or Middle School Secondary – prepare to teach Secondary subjects from the following: Science, Drama, Visual Arts, Music, Business, English, Geography, History, Health and Physical Education, LOTE, Mathematics, Technologies, Biology, Chemistry, Legal Studies, Marine Studies and Physics. You will need a Blue Card (a working with children check issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian) before commencing your professional placements.

Bachelor of Education (Middle School)-Bachelor of Arts Campus: Townsville; Cairns (depending on major) Mode: full-time or part-time Duration: 4.5 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 313211; Cns 323211 Why combine Education and Arts? Study a specialisation in the Bachelor of Arts to broaden your knowledge and skills, and bring more experience to your Middle School teaching career. Or combine your teaching studies with an area of personal interest. You could include studies in English, History, Psychology, Indigenous Australian Studies or Languages, to name a few. A Bachelor of Arts is also valuable for non-teaching careers in, for example, educational management or with government departments in policy and administration around children, families and community development.

Career opportunities Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers to teach in primary and secondary schools in the state, Catholic or independent sector. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Nathan Schrieber Studying Bachelor of Education (Primary)

I got involved in education when I worked as an Indigenous dance instructor at a Cairns primary school. After 18 months I saw the positive influence I was having on the Indigenous children. Because of our shared cultural background I loved working with them, so I applied to do a Bachelor of Education at JCU and was accepted. I’ve really enjoyed the practical placements. The process of developing teaching and behavioural management techniques through hands-on classroom work is great. I’ve seen the positive effects it can have and it has cemented my belief that I can do this. I have a young family and also run an Indigenous dance group, so time management was a struggle at first. I had to learn to juggle my time more effectively, but I had family support and my lecturers were really helpful. My family is from Yarrabah, so I want to return there and give back to my mob. I’d like to teach in remote communities, but first I want to gain skills in suburban schools. My grandfather’s schooling only went to Grade 4 and he was one of the reasons I did this course. He encouraged me because he understood what a powerful tool education is and how our people really need it. To other Indigenous people considering university I would say it comes down to your own personal self belief. Put your hand up and have the courage to have a go. 46

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Education Joint degrees Bachelor of Education (Primary)-Bachelor of Languages

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)-Bachelor of Languages

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science-Bachelor of Education

Campus: Townsville; Cairns*

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Townsville

Mode: full-time or part-time

Mode: full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 5 years full-time

Duration: 5 years full-time

Duration: 4.5 years full-time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English for Education plus requirements for Science major

Prerequisites: English (Maths, Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education desirable)

Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 313211; Cns 323211 Why combine Primary Education and Languages? If you want to be a Primary school language teacher, combining your Education degree with the Bachelor of Languages will provide a year of study at an overseas university, so you can polish your chosen language skills. A Bachelor of Languages would also be valuable for non-teaching careers in, for example, translation, foreign affairs, international trade, or in tourism and travel industries.

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)-Bachelor of Arts Campus: Townsville; Cairns* Mode: full-time or part-time Duration: 4.5 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Depends on Education major Why combine Secondary Education and Arts? Study a specialisation in the Bachelor of Arts to broaden your knowledge and skills, and bring greater depth to your Secondary teaching expertise. You could include studies in English, History, Psychology, Indigenous Australian Studies or Languages, to name a few. A Bachelor of Arts is also valuable for non-teaching careers in, for example, educational management or with government departments in policy and administration around children, families and community development.

Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 313111 Why combine Secondary Education and Languages? If you want to be a Secondary language teacher, combining your Education degree with the Bachelor of Languages will provide a year of study overseas to hone your chosen language skills. JCU offers the Bachelor of Languages in French, Japanese and German. A Bachelor of Languages would also be valuable for non-teaching careers in, for example, translation, foreign affairs, international trade, or in tourism and travel industries.

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)-Bachelor of Science â&#x20AC; 

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details Mid-year entry: not available QTAC codes: Tsv 316111 Why combine Education with Sport and Exercise Science? With this joint degree you can gain a teaching qualification to work in primary or secondary schools as a physical education teacher. In addition you will have in-depth expertise in sport and exercise science for careers in the fitness and health industries. You will be well-qualified for training and education roles in health and fitness for government sports departments, community centres, sports centres, gyms, resorts and the tourism sector.

Campus: Townsville; Cairns* Mode: full-time or part-time Duration: 4.5 years full-time Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry and any other requirements for the Science major Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 313111; Cns 323111 Why combine Education and Science? Secondary science teachers are in great demand. Schools need qualified and passionate science graduates to join their ranks and there are government incentives to assist, with lower HECS-Help rates and new scholarships. Combining Education with a Science degree gives you the best of both worlds: the ability to teach and inspire the next generation of budding scientists coupled with in-depth science knowledge.

* availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 132. â&#x20AC; 

not all Science majors are available as joint degree options.

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Engineering & Planning Professional degrees in Engineering are available at JCU’s School of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Planning is offered by the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Engineering Engineering combines critical thinking and communication, design and management skills with the practical application of science to commerce or industry. Engineers design materials, structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes for safe, economical and effective outcomes. Studying Engineering at JCU offers unique opportunities for you to gain expertise in the particular challenges and demands of engineering in the tropics. As JCU is located between two World Heritage areas – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforests – you have access to some of the world’s most spectacular natural tropical laboratories, which provide the impetus for much of the School’s research work. As an Engineering student you will complete a common first year of study (on the Cairns or Townsville campus) to become familiar with the five engineering majors so you can make an informed choice when it is time to decide in second year. The majors are: • Chemical Engineering • Civil Engineering • Computer Systems Engineering  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering • Mechanical Engineering. A five-year joint degree program is also available with the Bachelor of Science, in any of its majors.

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Students have access to well-equipped, modern laboratories, highly qualified teaching staff and best-practice course content that is reviewed by an industry advisory board. The course incorporates design, project management, team work and effective communication skills. You will gain valuable industry experience and contacts with 12 weeks of paid, industry-based placements throughout the course. The capstone to your study is the final year project, which gives you the opportunity to carry out a significant research or design task under the leadership of a supervising member of academic staff. Planning Planners work in councils, planning companies, government organisations and departments and in consultancies. They plan Australia’s cities, towns and regions. Planners are skilled professionals who are in demand as society places greater emphasis on environmental sustainability, livable communities and high quality urban design.

Professional recognition JCU’s Bachelor of Engineering has accreditation with Engineers Australia. Graduates can work around Australia and in many other countries. The Washington Accord guarantees that our Engineering program is recognised internationally throughout Europe, North America and Asia. The Bachelor of Planning has accreditation with the Planning Institute of Australia. Graduates can work around Australia.

Find out more about Engineering careers Engineers Australia www.engineersaustralia.org.au/careers

Engineering Jobs Australia www.engineeringjobs.net.au

Consult Australia www.consultaustralia.com.au

Queensland Government Smart Jobs www.jobs.qld.gov.au

Find out more about Planning careers Planning Institute of Australia www.planning.org.au

NSW Department of Planning www.planning.nsw.gov.au/ settingthedirection/careers.asp

Contacts School of Engineering and Physical Sciences Tel: (07) 4781 4476 <eps@jcu.edu.au>

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tel: (07) 4781 4536 <ees@jcu.edu.au>

www.jcu.edu.au/eps

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Degrees available • Bachelor of Engineering Majors: Chemical Civil Computer Systems Electrical & Electronic Environmental Mechanical • Bachelor of Planning • Diploma of Introductory Engineering Studies Joint degrees • Bachelor of EngineeringBachelor of Science • Bachelor of EngineeringBachelor of Information Technology

Graduate starting salaries* Chemical Engineering graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $61,000 Civil Engineering graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $58,000 Electrical Engineering graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $57,000 Mechanical Engineering graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $57,000 Urban and regional planning graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,000 *Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2010.

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Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Engineering Chemical Overview

Engineers are concerned with maintaining and improving living standards and quality of life to make the world a better, cleaner and safer place. The provision of clean water, removal of wastes, the upgrade of human living space and of food supplies are just some of the areas engineers work in. Course structure The Bachelor of Engineering at JCU is available in five majors: • Chemical • Civil • Computer Systems • Electrical and Electronic

Max Burns Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), 2009 Chemical Engineer, Townsville City Council

What I enjoy most about engineering is the satisfaction I get when I’ve worked on something for thirty-six consecutive hours and am finally confident that it’s operating at optimal conditions. My role with Townsville City Council involves a range of tasks – including analysing the efficiency of sewerage pump stations, testing recycled water for application to golf courses, developing maintenance plans and tenders for water treatment works. It was always a dream of mine to break into a fast-paced industry where problems needed solving quickly and efficiently. There is a certain sense of achievement in overcoming difficult problems on a regular basis. I wanted to do something that I enjoy and have job prospects that offered me the opportunity to travel the world and meet interesting and stimulating people of many cultures. I would like to tour the world working for a few years in various countries then return to Australia to start a sustainable farm. My involvement in the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS) was a highlight of my time at JCU. Not only did I have excellent fun at the various events, but taking on a committee role allowed me to develop my interpersonal and organisational skills and meet many industry representatives.

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• Mechanical. There is a common first year for all Engineering students, which covers mathematical, computing, electric and process engineering fundamentals. This means students do not need to decide on a major until the end of first year. The capstone of the program is the full-year thesis project, which gives students the opportunity to refine their skills and become independent, life-long learners. All JCU Engineering degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia, the professional body for engineers in Australia. Students experience design work, team work and plenty of practical opportunities throughout their degrees. Each major includes a professional placement of 12 weeks of paid work. Often these placements translate into permanent positions when students graduate. Employment opportunities for JCU’s Bachelor of Engineering graduates are excellent.

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only) Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English; Maths B Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details – 1800 246 446 Mid-year entry: Townsville only; contact the Faculty as early entry may be required – (07) 4781 6823 QTAC code: Tsv 314021; Cns 324021 Key features • Chemical Engineers develop safe, efficient processes to convert raw materials into useful products. • JCU is one of only 10 universities in Australia offering qualifications in chemical engineering • Graduates can become members of Engineers Australia and the Institute of Chemical Engineers. Course overview The course combines chemistry, mathematics, biology and physics in the study of processes that convert raw materials into value-added products, such as gold, lead, aluminium, zinc, food products, petroleum and related products, specialty chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Chemical Engineers also research and develop new and sustainable technologies – one example is the development of environmentally friendly fuel alternatives. JCU’s School of Engineering and Physical Sciences has strong links with many of the process industries in northern Queensland and students have excellent opportunities for their professional placement. Career opportunities Chemical engineers are in high demand across the world and work in a wide range of industries including minerals processing, energy production, pharmaceuticals, and the chemical and food sectors. JCU graduates have particular expertise in extracting metallurgy, waste water treatment, pharmaceutical product manufacturing, safety management and environmental assessment.


Engineering & Planning

Bachelor of Engineering Civil

Bachelor of Engineering Computer Systems

Bachelor of Engineering Electrical & Electronic

Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only)

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only)

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only)

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only)

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 4 years full-time

Duration: 4 years full-time

Duration: 4 years full-time

Duration: 4 years full-time

Prerequisites: English; Maths B

Prerequisites: English; Maths B

Prerequisites: English; Maths B

Prerequisites: English; Maths B

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details – 1800 246 446

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details – 1800 246 446

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details – 1800 246 446

Mid-year entry: Townsville only; contact the Faculty as early entry may be required – (07) 4781 6823

Mid-year entry: Townsville only; contact the Faculty as early entry may be required – (07) 4781 6823

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details – 1800 246 446

QTAC code: Tsv 314021; Cns 324021

QTAC code: Tsv 314021; Cns 324021

Key features

Key features • Computer Systems Engineers design and improve computer operating systems for high-tech industries • Be at the forefront of computing technology and explore, for example, artificial intelligence, robotics, computer recognition and computer-aided design • Graduates can become members of Engineers Australia

• Would you like to be part of the planning and creation of major construction projects? • JCU’s School of Engineering and Physical Sciences has strong industry links with great opportunities for student vacation placements • Graduates can become members of Engineers Australia Course overview Civil Engineers work on creative solutions to deliver on the design, construction and maintenance of large-scale physical facilities including buildings, roads, bridges, ports, water supply systems, dams, and mines. In this course you will study the design of timber, steel and concrete structures, principles of fluid mechanics, environmental and geotechnical engineering, surveying and road design. Career opportunities Civil Engineers have good employment prospects around Australia in roles as: project engineers, project managers, operations directors, geotechnical engineers and more. They work for: public utilities companies; federal, state and local government infrastructure departments; construction companies; and non-government agencies involved in community development and disaster recovery.

Course overview Computer Systems Engineers provide technical leadership and design skills to the computing, information technology and telecommunications industries. The course combines electrical engineering in electronics, communication and embedded systems with software, networking and operating principles from computer science. You will gain practical experience throughout the course with projects, laboratory work, industry vacation placements and a thesis. Career opportunities Computer Systems Engineers have excellent career prospects and can find work in industries that develop, manufacture or service computerised services, often with cutting-edge technology. Employment areas include: medical and aviation instrumentation; computer products and digital telecommunications; broadcast and entertainment systems; sound and graphics systems for computer games and cinema; defence technology; and any industry that uses electronic instrumentation.

Mid-year entry: Townsville only; contact the Faculty as early entry may be required – (07) 4781 6823 QTAC code: Tsv 314021; Cns 324021 Key features • Electrical and Electronic Engineers use maths and scientific principles to design, build, fault find, analyse and control all things electrical. • Modern civilisation depends upon new and sustainable energy technologies such as solar and wind - learn how to design and manage them • Graduates can become members of Engineers Australia Course overview Facilities at JCU include well-equipped laboratories, in-house hardware and software for the design, simulation and manufacture of printed circuit layouts, extensive mathematical simulations tools and renewable energy test facilities. The course uses problem-based learning with design exercises, experiments, group assignments and project work. Career opportunities Electrical and Electronic Engineers have excellent career outcomes and play key roles in the technology and utilities that are essential for modern life. They can specialise as electrical power engineers, electrical design engineers, communications engineers or computer engineers. They can also specialise in the design and operation of power plants, new energy technologies, metal refining, electric machines and electrical grid, and in research.

Mid-year entry: Townsville only; contact the Faculty as early entry may be required – (07) 4781 6823 QTAC code: Tsv 314021; Cns 324021 Key features • Would you like to develop and apply new knowledge and technology to improve the quality of life in our society? • Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines • Graduates can become members of Engineers Australia Course overview Mechanical Engineering involves the application of physics and materials science for the design, manufacturing and maintenance of everything mechanical – from engines to power plants, from vehicles and ships to supersonic jets. The course provides a general mechanical engineering education along with additional expertise on the special needs of industries operating in tropical environments of northern Australia and South-east Asia. At JCU the course emphasises the application of advanced computational techniques, and students’ participation in design projects and team work. Career opportunities Mechanical Engineers have excellent and well-paid career outcomes. They work in many industries including mining and resources, power generation, the automotive industry, manufacturing, building services, aeronautical industry, defence technology, and chemical processing.

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Natalie Olsen Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems)-Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), 2010 Software Engineer, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), Department of Defence

I was thrilled to win the Engineers Australia CN Barton medal. It’s awarded to the fourth-year engineering student who presents the best thesis seminar. All fourth-year engineering students will tell you that a thesis requires a lot of hard work, but it’s terrific when that hard work pays off. A great aspect of Engineering at JCU is the small class sizes. You get to know the other students and your lecturers quite well. I enjoyed the hands-on projects we completed including a DC motor controller, wireless Ethernet data link and programming a FESTO modular production system. A typical week studying engineering is hectic: there are assignments due, tests to study for and tutorials to complete – but it’s not as bad as it sounds! Time management was a skill that I picked up quickly. I played sport two or three nights a week and tutored students on three afternoons each week while still having enough time to complete all of my course work. Since graduating from JCU, I have taken up a graduate position as a software engineer with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) in South Australia. It was a very easy transition from university life to working at DSTO as both have a strong research focus. I am currently working on a number of interesting projects, all of which draw from the knowledge and skills I developed while at JCU. It’s nice to finally be able to apply these skills to solve real problems!

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Engineering & Planning Joint degrees Bachelor of Planning Campus: Townsville, Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 316271; Cns 326271 Key features

Diploma of Introductory Engineering Studies

Bachelor of EngineeringBachelor of Science

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only)

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 1 year full-time

Duration: 5 years full-time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry and other requirements for chosen Science major

Mid-year entry: no QTAC codes: Tsv 314061; Cns 324061

Mid-year entry: yes; contact the Faculty of Science & Engineering as early entry may be required – (07) 4781 6823

• The role of the planner is to create sustainable and healthy urban environments

Key features • Choose from JCU’s broad range of science subjects

QTAC codes: Tsv 314051; Cns 324051

• The Centre for Tropical Urban and Regional Planning coordinates work placements for students

• Complete the subjects needed for entry to JCU’s Bachelor of Engineering

Why combine Engineering and Science?

• There is a nationwide shortage of planners • The course is accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia Course overview Planners decide on land use and the design and appearance of cities and towns, and their services. This course places a strong emphasis on the tropical, regional and urban environments and is an excellent preparation for a career anywhere in Australia or overseas. JCU’s location close to the World Heritage listed environments of the Wet Tropics rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef coupled with fast-growing cities, give our students excellent practical opportunities throughout the course. Career opportunities Graduates enjoy exceptional career prospects and can pursue employment as planners, policy makers, consultants, researchers and impact assessors for government agencies at federal, state and local levels, environmental planning firms, property development companies and development organisations.

Course overview The Diploma is a one-year, flexible course that combines introductory subjects from the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering. Diplomas are designed for: • People who do not have the academic entry requirements for their preferred course and need a pathway course, or • People who would like to try a ‘taste’ of university study before enrolling in a full degree.

Engineers have unique problemsolving skills. Combining these with a Science specialisation can create a valuable qualification for many industries and for government and research careers . There are 20 majors in the Bachelor of Science at JCU. Career areas include natural resource management, environmental consulting, communication technologies or minerals processing, to name a few.

Bachelor of EngineeringBachelor of Information Technology Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only) Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 5 years full-time Prerequisites: English; Maths B Mid-year entry: yes; contact the Faculty of Science & Engineering as early entry may be required – (07) 4781 6823 QTAC codes: Tsv 314071; Cns 324071 Why combine Engineering and IT? Combining Engineering and IT qualifications will give you a powerful degree for careers that require innovative and creative IT solutions. Depending on your Engineering and IT specialisations, you will have rewarding career opportunities with cutting-edge industries including: electronics and communications technologies, computer system engineering and electricity supply industries, to name a few.

Please note, not all majors within the Bachelor of Science are available as joint degree options. Contact the Faculty of Science & Engineering for advice – (07) 4781 6823.

The course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of engineering including foundation mathematics, computing for engineering, process engineering, and effective communication. Students can complete the diploma in Cairns, but must enter the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering in Townsville. Students should discuss their subject choices with the Faculty of Science and Engineering to devise a suitable study program to meet their goals: Cairns (07) 4042 1211 Townsville (07) 4781 6823.

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Humanities & Social Sciences The Humanities and Social Sciences are concerned with people and culture. These courses offer fascinating fields of enquiry, looking at society, politics, history and cultural heritage, literature and performance, families and communities, Indigenous Australia, psychology and social and criminal justice – humanity in its broadest sense. As a student in the Humanities and Social Sciences at JCU you will develop skills that are valuable for many interesting careers – the capacity to think critically, to research independently and to analyse and communicate complex forms of knowledge. These skills are flexible, portable, adaptable, creative and intellectual. They are as valuable in cities as they are in regional areas, in Australia or overseas – in fact in any organisation that has a human interface. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is globally recognised as the university degree with the most flexibility and widest choice of study areas. If you are interested in expanding your horizons, understanding human behaviours, cultures and history, the BA offers you a rich study experience. You could, for example, combine majors in sociology and Japanese, or English literature and psychology. Core first-year subjects in human understanding of time and space, history and culture introduce you to the specific values of the BA.

The Bachelor of Social Sciences is concerned with a range of social science specialisations. After core subjects in research methods and cultural enquiry with an Australian and regional focus, as a social science student you will choose from four majors: Asia-Pacific Governance and Development; Environment and Heritage; Social and Criminal Justice; and Tropical Health and Society. The Bachelor of Social Work is a professional degree with skills-based outcomes and is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers. Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences are delivered by highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff, using innovative and flexible teaching styles and technologies. A growing range of majors offer online delivery of subjects so you can balance work, study and family.

Professional recognition JCU’s courses in the humanities and social sciences are recognised by key professional associations. Depending on your study specialisation, on graduation you may be eligible to join: • Australian Anthropological Society • Australian Archaeological Association • Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists • Australian Association of Social Workers • Australian Institute of Criminology • Historians’ Professional Association (Qld) • International Political Studies Association • Australian Psychological Society.

Find out more about Humanities & Social Sciences careers AusAID www.ausaid.gov.au/recruit

My Future www.myfuture.edu.au

Australian Public Service Gazette www.apsjobs.gov.au

Oxfam Australia www.oxfam.org.au/ getactive/work/jobs

Commonwealth Department of Human Services www.humanservices.gov. au/dhs/careers.html

Queensland Government Smart Jobs www.jobs.qld.gov.au

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Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1000 Fax: (07) 4042 1480 <EnquiriesCairns@jcu.edu.au>


Degrees available • Bachelor of Arts Majors: Anthropology Archaeology Criminology English Environmental Studies Geography History Human Services Indigenous Australian Studies Political Science Psychology Sociology • Bachelor of Psychology • Bachelor of Social Science Majors: Asia-Pacific Governance and Development Environment and Heritage Social and Criminal Justice Tropical Health and Society • Bachelor of Social Work

Graduate starting salaries* Humanities graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,000 Psychology graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45,000 Social Science graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45,000 Social Work Graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45,000 With additional qualifications, for example, a Graduate Diploma of Education, you could earn a teacher’s starting salary of $56,900 (Draft commencing teacher salary in Queensland for 2011). *Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2010.

• Diploma of Arts Join Degrees • Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Business • Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Laws • Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science • Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Social Work • Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Psychology • Bachelor of EducationBachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Arts Overview The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is one of the best known university degrees. It brings together subjects from the humanities and social sciences to create graduates who have a broad knowledge of society and culture and key skills in communication, research and critical analysis.

Alana Colbert Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology)(Honours), 2010 Archaeologist, Exxon, Papua New Guinea

To be a successful archaeologist you have to do Honours, but you also need to be organised, have an interest in other cultures, a good attention to detail and like to get dirty! After I completed my Bachelor of Arts I travelled to Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and worked on a dig in Greece. It was a way to decide if archaeology was what I really wanted to do. It was amazing and I returned and enrolled in Honours. As part of my thesis, JCU organised a three-week dig in Ban Non Wat, Thailand. My research project involved uncovering the life story of individuals from archaeological sites through the study of human skeletal remains. My individuals were a man with a broken femur, a very short lady, and a burial site scattered over three layers. Going to these sites and seeing the artefacts for myself was incredible. As an Honours student I divided my time between researching in the library, writing on my computer and meeting with my JCU supervisor once a week. We discussed my project’s progress and that was really helpful. I’ve commenced work on a project in Papua New Guinea. There is a major pipeline being laid though PNG and they need archaeologists to survey for pre-historic and cultural material that may be affected or destroyed.

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At JCU the BA includes 20 different majors or specialisations. It offers great flexibility in terms of study options, with increasing subjects and majors available online. As a BA student you can select a single or a double major. You can also combine your BA with another degree, combining the BA with professional degrees such as Law, Education or Business will give you complementary skills that employers value. Arts graduates are recognised for their excellent communication skills, ability to critically analyse information, creative problem solving and research abilities. They find careers in the private and public sector in many interesting roles. Please note that additional majors from the Bachelor of Arts are included in the Journalism, Languages and Communication section of this guide.

Bachelor of Arts Anthropology Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031 Key features • Study human societies and their cultures, both past and present • Gain skills in social analysis and research • Graduates can join the Australian Anthropological Society Course overview Anthropology is a tool for understanding our world. This course brings together topics from history, archaeology and sociology. JCU academics have strong research interests in the societies and cultures of Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific and South and Southeast Asia. Studying Anthropology will develop your research and analytical skills, along with the practical skills needed for anthropology fieldwork. Career opportunities Graduates will have skills for a range of jobs in government and non-government organisations. With further qualifications, Anthropologists work in museums, universities, research institutes, government departments and non-government organisations in roles including: advising on social policy, planning and development, market research, teaching, and social research.


Humanities & Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts Archaeology

Bachelor of Arts Criminology

Bachelor of Arts English

Bachelor of Arts Environmental Studies

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Mode: on campus; flexible delivery (distance education); full-time or part-time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031

QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031

Key features

Key features

• Gain fieldwork skills at JCU’s archaeology field laboratory and visit regional sites

• If you are interested in the causes and prevention of crime, this could be the course for you

• Graduates can join the Australian Archaeological Association, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists, Australasian Society of Historical Archaeology, Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology, and World Archaeological Congress

• Course designed with input from local government agencies and community organisations

Course overview Archaeology is the study of past human societies through the materials left behind. The course covers historical and human evolutionary topics plus practical fieldwork skills, including maritime archaeology. JCU makes the most of the northern Queensland environment and students investigate Indigenous and colonial Australia, our Pacific and Asian neighbours, as well as the origins of European society. Career opportunities Archaeology graduates have careers in many fields including museums and interpretive centres, universities (as teachers and researchers), forensic science laboratories, government departments and local councils. They also work as consultants conducting cultural heritage impact studies, or with agencies such as National Parks and Departments of Environment, which are responsible for managing archaeological heritage in many states.

• Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Criminology Course overview Criminology is a field of the social sciences that focuses on the causes of crime and crime prevention, as well as the treatment, rehabilitation and punishment of criminals. The course brings together subjects from sociology, social work, law, anthropology, Indigenous affairs and psychology. It also focuses on developing research skills and students participate in a group research project with Townsville and Cairns agencies. Career opportunities Criminology graduates work in criminal justice roles and with community-based agencies. The following organisations employ criminologists: police services (federal and state), correctional services departments (as, for example, parole officers), correctional facilities, justice departments, communities departments and community organisations.

Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031; Flex 311039 Key features • Choose topics from many literary periods and genres and combine them with studies in cinema and creative writing • Develop advanced writing, reading, critical thinking and research skills Course overview English involves the study of language and literature. English offers a rich source of historical and cultural understanding. Studying English will give you a valuable skill set that will serve you well for life, in every profession. The course includes subjects from Shakespeare through to present day literature and ranges across, for example, children’s literature, creative writing, short stories, literary theory and Australian and American literature, to name just a few. Career opportunities Employers prize English graduates for their intellectual sharpness and flexibility. English graduates pursue careers in many areas including: journalism, editing and publishing, creative writing, research, public relations, advertising copywriting, script-writing and theatre and television work. With additional qualifications, graduates can teach in schools or universities, or work as librarians and archivists.

Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031 Key features • Learn in the spectacular environments of northern Queensland • The course has input from leading agencies including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Wet Tropics Management Authority • Participate in work experience placements and practical projects Course overview This degree explores environmental issues within the flexibility of a Bachelor of Arts framework. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding, managing and appreciating the environment. As well as subjects from ecology and geography, you will study relevant topics from economics, engineering, law, science and the social sciences, including Indigenous environmental management. JCU is renowned for its research and expertise in tropical environments, and you will have opportunities for field trips and local projects. Career opportunities Graduates can pursue careers that require an interdisciplinary understanding of the environment and society. Employment areas include: environmental education, environmental consultancy, public and private organisations with responsibilities for ecologically sustainable development, government departments, and journalism and communication roles.

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Bachelor of Arts Geography

Bachelor of Arts History

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; external; full-time or part-time

Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031 Key features • Help devise solutions for environmental and planning problems • Combine analytical skills with practical fieldwork

Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031 Key features • JCU specialises in the history of northern Queensland and has extensive historical collections

• Learn from leading experts and researchers

• Graduates can join the Historians Professional Association (Qld) Inc and its equivalents in other states

Course overview

Course overview

Geography students study the interaction between people, natural events and the environment. They gain the skills to analyse ecological and environmental data and problems for tasks such as environmental and town planning, land management and environmental impact assessment. You will study land use ranging from traditional Aboriginal land management to mining and urban development. Specific skills you will gain include field observation and measurement, basic statistical procedures, computing techniques, and, in physical geography, methods of laboratory analysis.

Historians examine past social and cultural conditions, along with political and economic events, to gain a special knowledge about humanity. The course covers Australian and world history and offers subjects in, for example, environmental history, cultural heritage, and Australian and Pacific exploration. Students can also include subjects from English, archaeology, Indigenous Australian studies and politics.

Career opportunities Geographers work for government or non-government agencies involved in: local and regional planning, disaster planning, population planning and protected area management. With further study, geography graduates can pursue careers as researchers and teachers at all levels of the education system.

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Career opportunities History graduates can pursue careers where in-depth research, writing and public presentation are required. Historians work in: museums and archives, government policy, heritage management with state and local governments and as independent consultants and researchers. With further study, history graduates can pursue careers as teachers in schools and universities, and as archivists.


Humanities & Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts Human Services Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery Mode: on campus; flexible delivery (distance education); full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031; Flex 311039 Key features • Studying Human Services will qualify you to work with people to make a difference in their lives • JCU’s School of Arts and Social Sciences works closely with local government agencies and community organisations

Bachelor of Arts Indigenous Australian Studies Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery Mode: on campus; flexible delivery (distance education); full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311031, Cns 321031; Flex 311039 Key features • Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture with JCU’s School of Indigenous Australian Studies • Field trips with Indigenous communities and elders

Course overview

Course overview

Human Services is a professional field that deals with human social problems in a community environment. It involves assisting and supporting individuals and communities to overcome difficulties and life changes. The course includes field trips and individual and group projects. The course includes subjects from: child and family welfare, rural welfare, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, interpersonal skills and values and ethics.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the traditional custodians of the land and sea in northern Queensland and contribute to the diverse cultural life of our region. This course will give you a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their histories, environment, cultures, languages, politics and economies. You will also learn about research ethics and protocols for consulting with communities.

Career opportunities Human Services graduates can pursue careers with government and non-government organisations in, for example: aged services, community housing, disability services, mental health services, rehabilitation counselling, youth services, and corrective services. Graduates also work in developing social policy, disaster relief, and with charities and aid organisations.

Career opportunities This major is designed for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who seek to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Graduates work in government departments, Indigenous community organisations and the private sector in roles such as: management, policy and planning, research, advocacy, administration, community engagement, cultural heritage management, education and training, and community welfare.

Bachelor of Arts Political Science

Bachelor of Arts Psychology

Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Mode: on campus; flexible delivery (distance education); full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031; Flex 311039 Key features • This course is for those who are interested in politics and world affairs • Incorporates visiting lecturer program with the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the North Queensland Public Policy Forum • Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian Political Science Studies Association and the International Political Studies Association Course overview This course brings together the study of government and politics with comparative government and international relations. Topics include globalisation, nationalism, terrorism, Australian politics, Indigenous Australian politics and Asia Pacific Development. An understanding of political systems and government policies is essential for careers in government or international diplomacy, and is also useful for careers in the community and private sectors. Career opportunities Graduates can pursue careers as politicians, diplomats, researchers, private consultants, lobbyists, journalists and public relations practitioners. Skills from this course are also applicable to careers with community development agencies and with international aid organisations.

Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031 Key features • Psychology offers a wide range of career options • Graduates from the accredited four-year Honours course can apply for conditional registration with the Psychologists Board of Queensland Course overview Psychologists use scientific methods to study the human mind to assess, diagnose, prevent, and treat problems. Psychologists are interested in how people think, feel and behave. At JCU there are three options for studying Psychology: you can study Psychology as a major in the three-year Bachelor of Arts and include subjects from arts, humanities and social science areas, study the professionally accredited, four-year Honours program in either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Psychology Career opportunities Graduates of the four-year accredited course can progress to careers as professional psychologists. They work in private practice, government policy development, health and allied health, education, human resource management, research institutions, the criminal justice system and correctional facilities. Graduates of the three-year Bachelor of Arts can pursue careers where their analytical and behavioural science skills are valuable, for example with: market research, media, advertising, public relations and human resources.

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Bachelor of Arts Sociology Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery Mode: on campus; flexible delivery (distance education); full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031; Flex 311039 Key features

Fred Dor Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology & Human Services)*, 2010

I wanted to share my exuberance for life and hope for the future with members of the community who, like me, have experienced disadvantages in their lives. I didn’t have the most positive opportunities and experiences in my childhood and teenage years and subsequently left school at 16. However, after 10 years of being in the workforce I discovered my abilities and realised I could succeed against the odds. I enrolled in a Bachelor of Social Science at JCU via adult entry, and did a uni prep course to get me started. I took four years to complete the degree because I also wanted to get some experience in the human services field. So I took a year off and worked as a Community Support worker in the area of drug and alcohol addiction. That was an eye-opening experience and after the year I was very motivated to get back to uni. JCU’s academic advisors were a great sounding board at that time and helped me make decisions about where to specialise. The Cairns campus at JCU is surrounded by rainforest with the beach nearby so it provides a relaxing study environment. I met many likeminded people from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and ages all keen to be supportive and share information. Plus the administration and teaching staff were happy, outgoing and professional. JCU’s flexible delivery options meant I could do subjects externally or with limited access, and as many or as few as I wanted each semester. It made studying very manageable as I could organise it around my work and family situation. * this course has been replaced by the Bachelor of Social Science (Social and Criminal Justice). 60

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• Gain valuable skills in social research and analysis

Bachelor of Psychology Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311081; Cns 321081 Key features • Students pursue research in fourth year • Leading experts hold guest lectures and seminars

• JCU offers the latest technology for sociology research methods

• Graduates from the accredited course can apply for conditional registration with the Australian Psychological Society

Course overview

Course overview

Sociology explores human behaviour and social interaction to explain how societies form, develop and change. Sociologists have statistical and analytical skills that are useful in a wide range of jobs. As a student in this course you will cover the following topics: designing surveys, qualitative research, youth identity and popular culture, along with subjects from history, anthropology and other humanities and social science areas.

Psychologists use scientific methods to study the human mind to assess, diagnose, prevent, and treat problems. Psychologists are interested in how people think, feel and behave. This course is a professionally accredited, four-year program in Psychology for those who wish to practise. Alternatively for a non-accredited program, you can study Psychology as a major over three years in the Bachelor of Arts.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

Sociology graduates work in government and non-government organisations in policy analysis and development. They also work for market research organisations and in consultancies that deal with social change or forecasting. The analytical skills that Sociology graduates acquire are also useful for careers in management, human resources, human services and community services.

Graduates may apply for provisional registration with the Australian Psychological Society. To progress your career as a professional psychologist requires an additional two years of postgraduate study. Psychologists work in private practice, government policy development, health and allied health, education, human resource management, research institutions, the criminal justice system and correctional facilities. With further study, they can pursue careers in research.


Humanities & Social Sciences

Bachelor of Social Science Overview If you are interested in culture, society, political systems and how we as individuals make sense of the world, the Bachelor of Social Science may be the qualification for you.

Bachelor of Social Science Asia-Pacific Governance & Development Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

The Bachelor of Social Science deals with society and social analysis.

Duration: 3 years full-time

The Bachelor of Social Science produces graduates who are able to research and analyse a range of social, cultural and political issues that affect society – locally, nationally and internationally. As a social scientist your career options are diverse, with social scientists found in social planning, international aid, cultural heritage, environmental management and allied health professions including counselling, welfare, health policy and promotion.

Prerequisites: English

Social Science graduates are recognised for their excellent research capabilities, knowledge of statistics and analytical technologies and their desire to improve communities and make a difference in society. At JCU there are four majors, or specialisations, available: • Asia-Pacific Governance and Development • Environment and Heritage • Social and Criminal Justice • Tropical Health and Society.

Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311261; Cns 321261 Key features • Do you want to make a difference in Asia and the Pacific? • This course can equip you for careers with community development and aid organisations Course overview Many communities in the Asia Pacific region face sustainable development issues, natural disasters and conflict. Effective democratic governance is central to promoting peace, prosperity and justice in the region. This multidisciplinary course brings together subjects from anthropology, politics and international relations, geography and social welfare to deal with sustainable development of communities in this region. Graduates will gain skills to pursue careers in, for example, sustainable development, aid, disaster relief, and planning and social welfare. Career opportunities Graduates may work for government departments, with aid and non-government agencies, or with multinational corporations that interact with countries, communities or businesses in the Asia Pacific region in a variety of roles including: diplomacy, disaster management, transborder security, international aid programming and international trade.

Bachelor of Social Science Environment & Heritage

Bachelor of Social Science Social & Criminal Justice

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

QTAC codes: Tsv 311261; Cns 321261

QTAC codes: Tsv 311261 Cns 321261

Key features

Key features

• Study the spectacular environments and rich history of northern Queensland

• Crime, from white collar to street and organised crime, is a complex element of our society

• JCU is renowned for teaching and research in environmental matters

• Learn to research and analyse social attitudes and policy towards crime

Course overview This course explores the relationship between environmental issues, human cultures, and questions of long term sustainability. Studying environment and heritage will introduce you to the knowledge and methods needed for preserving important natural and cultural landscapes. Topics include: the rights and ethical responsibilities of preserving sites and environments, urban geography and design, environmental psychology and the value of Australia’s unique Indigenous histories and cultures. You can design your course to have an environmental and/or heritage focus. Career opportunities As a graduate you will be able to work as an environment or heritage officer with: government departments, non-government organisations, community organisations, national parks and environmental management agencies, Indigenous representative bodies, and museums and heritage attractions.

• Complete field placements with community-based agencies that deal with criminal and social justice Course overview This social science course brings together the study of criminal justice and social policy. Graduates work in the areas of criminology, criminal justice and with community-based agencies that deal with social justice and human rights issues. In this course you will study topics that include criminalisation and the causes of crime, crime prevention, systems of social control and the treatment, rehabilitation and punishment of criminals. You will gain skills in social research and analysis, and policy development. Career opportunities Graduates can pursue careers with the following organisations: police services, correctional services departments, correctional facilities, juvenile justice, justice departments, Crime and Misconduct Commission and Australian Crime Commission, communities departments and community organisations.

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Bachelor of Social Science Tropical Health & Society Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311261 Cns 321261 Key features • Train to be a social scientist with expertise in tropical health • Learn from JCU’s leading public health researchers • Gain research skills on placements in northern Queensland Course overview This innovative course combines topics from social welfare, tropical public health, health promotion, Indigenous culture, psychology and health sociology with analysis and research skills. Graduates will be able to examine health and social trends to improve public health in the tropics. Career opportunities Graduates of this course will have skills that are in demand by federal, state and local governments, research organisations, consulting companies and international aid organisations such as the World Health Organisation. Careers are diverse and may include, for example: health policy development, health promotion and education, and welfare services. Graduates will be able to work in Australia, the Asia Pacific and many other regions of the world.

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Bachelor of Social Work Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Mackay; Flexible delivery Mode: on campus or flexible delivery; full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311091; Cns 321091; M 331091; Flex 311099 Key features • Supervised field placements will help you develop professional skills • Graduates can join the Australian Association of Social Workers Course overview Social Workers help people thrive in their environment, promote positive relationships and work towards creating a just and equitable society. Whether working with individuals, groups or communities, Social Workers are advocates for positive change. They provide counselling and support to people in need, to help them attain their full potential. They also work in the development of social policy for governments and agencies. This is a professionally accredited course, and includes supervised field placements from second year. Careers Social Workers are in demand and have good career prospects around Australia. They work for government and non-government agencies and communities, in hospitals and health centres, or work in private practice providing counselling and support services. Graduates can specialise in, for example: working with youth, the elderly, women, in public housing, workplace counselling, drug and alcohol addiction, child protection, domestic violence and mental illness.

Diploma of Arts Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 1 year full-time Prerequisites: None Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311451; Cns 321451 Key features • Try university study and gain credit for subjects you successfully complete • Design your course from the many interesting arts and social science subjects at JCU Course overview The Diploma is a flexible, one-year course that combines introductory subjects from the humanities and social sciences. Diplomas are designed for: • people who do not have the academic entry requirements for their preferred course and need a pathway course, or • people who would like to try a ‘taste’ of university study before enrolling in a full degree. The course includes subjects that build generic skills in effective writing, critical reading and analysis of social and cultural issues. In the first instance you will need to discuss your subject choices with the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences to design a suitable program for your interests and career goals: Cairns (07) 4042 1000 Townsville (07) 4781 6559.


Humanities & Social Sciences Joint degrees Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Business

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Scienceâ&#x20AC; 

Campus: Townsville; Cairns*

Campus: Townsville; Cairns*

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 4 years full-time

Duration: 4 years full-time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry and other requirements for the Science major

Mid-year entry: yes

Bachelor of Education (Middle)/(Secondary)Bachelor of Arts Campus: Townsville; Cairns* Mode: full-time or part-time Duration: 4.5 years full-time Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031

QTAC codes: Depends on Education major

Why combine Arts and Science? If you have an interest in Arts and Science you can broaden your career horizons. Arts at JCU has majors across many areas, creating varied career options. For example, an Arts major in Archaeology with Chemistry could lead to a fascinating research career; a major in Journalism paired with Environmental Science could lead to environmental journalism or editing; a major in Sociology with Geography could lead to a career in human geography. The options are almost limitless. Check the Science section of this guide to learn about Science possibilities.

Why combine Arts and Education? This degree will give you a teaching qualification with complementary Humanities and Social Science skills in reduced time. Your Arts major will broaden your knowledge and skills, and bring greater depth to your middle or secondary teaching expertise. You could include a major in English, History or languages, to name a few. You could also pursue a non-teaching career in, for example, educational management or with government departments in policy and administration around children, families and community development.

Campus: Townsville; Cairns*

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Psychology

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Campus: Townsville; Cairns*

Duration: 5 years full-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (depending on business major)

Prerequisites: English

Duration: 5 years full-time

Mid-year entry: yes

Prerequisites: English

QTAC codes: Tsv 311061; Cns 321061

Mid-year entry: yes

Why combine Arts and Law? This degree will give you a legal qualification with complementary Arts skills, and is strongly supported by the legal profession. Combining Law with a major in English, for example, will give you writing skills for judgements and legal documents. With language studies you could work as a lawyer in Asia or Europe for a multinational law firm. Combine Politics and Law for a role in politics. Sociology and Human Services combine with Law for social policy and development roles with non-government organisations such as Oxfam or ACOSS.

QTAC codes: Tsv 311091; Cns 321091

QTAC codes: Tsv 311081; Cns 321081

Why combine Arts and Social Work? This degree will give you a professional accredited Social Work qualification with complementary Humanities and Social Science skills in reduced time. You could, for example, combine an Arts major in Politics or Sociology to move into a career in social policy with government departments or non-government organisations. Or combine an Arts major in Indigenous Australian Studies for a career with Indigenous communities and organisations.

Why combine Business and Psychology? This joint degree will give you expertise in understanding human behaviour and how this impacts on organisations and business. Career areas could include: management, human resources, marketing and market research, training and development. With further study you could practice as a psychologist for a career in counselling or industrial and organisational psychology.

QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031 Why combine Arts and Business? A joint degree in arts and business will give you the broad, well rounded educational experience that you get from the BA coupled with practical and professional business skills. Depending on your majors, you could pursue a career in, for example: international business with a second language, finance journalism, public relations for a corporation, or market research (with psychology and marketing expertise). There are many dynamic career paths available.

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Laws

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 5 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes

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not all Science majors are available as joint degree options.

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Journalism, Communication & Languages Communicating information in an accurate and professional way is an essential skill in today’s world. JCU’s Journalism and Communication courses give you those skills while keeping pace with the multimedia demands of the current communications revolution. And as communication is impossible without language, JCU’s language courses extend your ability to communicate in an increasingly internationalised world. Journalism Journalists observe, interpret, report and comment on a wide range of subjects. The Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism develops your skills in these areas as well as allowing you to build expertise in the technical skills required by today’s journalists, while providing you with a portfolio to bring to the marketplace as a graduate. The Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism is offered in conjunction with JCU’s School of Creative Arts and meets the changing media landscape in Australia and internationally. You will study subjects encompassing new and traditional media technologies and gain the skills you need to enter the media industry while working across multiple platforms including print, online, television and radio. Study Journalism as a major in the Bachelor of Arts and you will develop journalistic writing and research skills to complement the other possible study areas within your degree such as history, politics and international relations or environmental studies, leading to jobs in the government or non-government sectors. You will also cover essential subjects such as the legal and ethical aspects of journalism.

Communications Studying Communications will prepare you for a variety of careers in this dynamic sector. Communications is an interdisciplinary program, either with a humanities slant (in the Writing, Communication and Cinema majors within the Bachelor of Arts) or as a course of study in the Public Relations major, also in the Bachelor of Arts. Communication subjects cover relations between governments, policy makers, media institutions, audiences and forms of media. We offer a critical approach to cinema studies and a new major in Writing that provides training in fiction and non-fiction, creative and short story writing through to feature writing and editing for print. Languages Studying languages at JCU will help you develop and improve your communication skills and your understanding of other societies and cultures. Being proficient in a second language broadens your career prospects and fosters social and economic benefits for Australia in areas such as tourism, education, law, commerce, government and sport.

Professional recognition Depending on your study specialisation, as a student you may be eligible to join the following professional organisations: • Media and Entertainment Arts Alliance • Public Relations Institute of Australia • Australian Institute of Marketing.

Find out more about Journalism and Communication careers Broadcast Media and Journalism Career Guide www.khake.com/page43.html

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance www.alliance.org.au

MEAP – for jobs in media, entertainment, arts, publishing and public relations www.meapcareers.com.au

Public Relations Institute of Australia www.pria.com.au/jobs

Find out more about Languages careers Australian Council for International Development – non-government organisations working overseas www.acfid.asn.au Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade www.dfat.gov.au/jobs

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Queensland Government: Make a Difference. Teach www.teach.qld.gov.au

Learning a foreign language also gives you access to a vast network of cultural resources and references in fashion, music, design, architecture, literature, theatre, cinema, and the visual arts. Opportunities for overseas placement in the Bachelor of Languages mean you can develop your language skills to a higher level of fluency and understanding.

Contacts Faculty of Arts, Education & Social Sciences Townsville Cairns Tel: (07) 4781 6559 Tel: (07) 4042 1000 Fax: (07) 4781 5788 Fax: (07) 4042 1480 <FacultyAESS.TSV@jcu.edu.au> <EnquiriesCairns@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/faess

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Degrees available • Bachelor of Arts Majors: Communication & Cinema French German Italian Japanese Journalism Mandarin Chinese Public Relations Writing • Bachelor of Languages (French) (German) (Japanese) • Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism • Diploma of Arts Joint degrees • Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Business • Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Laws • Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science • Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Social Work

Graduate starting salaries* Humanities and Communication graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42,000 Language graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $47,000 By including studies in, for example, public relations or multimedia, graduates of Journalism, Communication and Language courses can position themselves for well-paid roles in digital media and communications.

• Bachelor of Education (Middle School)-Bachelor of Arts • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)-Bachelor of Arts • Bachelor of Education (Primary)Bachelor of Languages • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)Bachelor of Languages

*Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2010.

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Bachelor of Arts Overview The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is one of the best known university degrees. It brings together subjects from the humanities and social sciences to create graduates who have a broad knowledge of society and culture and key skills in communication, research and critical analysis.

Michelle McConochie Studying Bachelor of Arts (French)-Bachelor of Social Work Exchange student for one year at Universite’ Toulouse-le Mirail, France

My goal is to work overseas in community development, so I decided on a joint degree in Arts and Social Work to combine language and social work skills. The highlight of my studies so far has been a six-month exchange in France during my third year. The Faculty provided me with a travel grant to assist with the costs of the trip, and it was an amazing experience. While I was studying at Universite’ Toulouse-le Mirail I also had the opportunity to teach English at a French high school. Other practical opportunities that I have had in the course include a trip to New Caledonia for a two-week French course, where I was hosted by a local French-speaking family. The most enjoyable part of studying at JCU is the great teaching facilities combined with the small classes. Each week we are given projects and asked to create our own interpretation of the topic as a presentation. This approach develops your analytical and communication skills. Once I finish my joint degree I would like to teach English in France and contribute to community development through a nongovernment organisation.

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At JCU the BA includes majors in Journalism, Writing, Communication, Public Relations and Languages. It offers great flexibility in terms of study options, with increasing subjects available online. As a BA student you can select a single or a double major. You can also combine your BA with another degree. Combining the BA with professional degrees such as Law, Science or Business will give you complementary skills that employers value. Arts graduates are recognised for their excellent communication skills, ability to critically analyse information, creative problem solving and research abilities. They find careers in the private and public sectors in many interesting roles. Please note that additional majors from the Bachelor of Arts are included in the Humanities and Social Sciences section of this guide.

Bachelor of Arts Communication & Cinema Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC code: Tsv 311031 Key features • Study media, popular culture, contemporary, cult and classic movies • Gain skills in communication and media that are valuable for many careers • You can include subjects from literature and creative writing if you are interested in writing for cinema Course overview This fascinating course explores cinema, popular culture, communication theory and various forms of media including print, radio, television, photography, video, computer games and the digital media. Create a joint major by combining this course with, for example, Writing, History, English, Public Relations, Journalism, Psychology and Anthropology for a qualification that will enhance your career options. Career opportunities The skills that you gain from this course will enable you to pursue careers in communication, media and the arts, as well as cinema-related roles such as film reviewing, script writing or script editing. With additional qualifications, graduates can pursue careers in film production and directing, teaching, journalism or public relations.


Journalism, Communication & Languages

Bachelor of Arts French

Bachelor of Arts German

Bachelor of Arts Italian

Bachelor of Arts Japanese

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031

QTAC code: Tsv 311031

QTAC code: Cns 321031

QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031

Key features

Key features

Key features

Key features

• French is the official language for over 29 countries and is spoken by more than 260 million people

• German is the international language for philosophy, physics, engineering, music and art history

• Learn the language of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Dante

• Japan is Australia’s second most important trading partner

• It is also an official language for many international organisations including the UN

• More than 100 million people around the world speak German

Course overview

Germany is one of the world’s largest economies and plays a central role in the European Union. German is also spoken in Switzerland and Austria, countries that play a leading role in international banking and are home to many international agencies. This course is taught through a collaborative arrangement between JCU and the University of New England. Teaching is by mixed mode delivery and includes lectures, face-to-face tutorials, seminars and online resources.

• Northern Queensland has a rich Italian heritage, going back to the 1920s when many families settled in the region

French is spoken in our region in Vietnam and around the Pacific. This course will give you an understanding of France, its language, culture and history in the flexible framework of a Bachelor of Arts. Teaching is by mixed mode delivery and includes lectures, face-to-face tutorials, seminars and online resources. Combining your language studies in a joint degree with, for example, Law, Science or Business will create a powerful degree for careers with multinational organisations and government agencies. Career opportunities Having a second language can expand your career opportunities greatly. Language graduates work in Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations and in the commercial world in roles including: diplomacy, translation, defence and security roles, trade negotiations and business and tourism promotion. With additional qualifications, graduates can develop careers in teaching, law, communications and journalism.

Course overview

Career opportunities Having a second language can expand your career opportunities greatly. Language graduates work in Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations and in the commercial world in roles including: diplomacy, translation, defence and security roles, trade negotiations and business and tourism promotion. With additional qualifications, graduates can develop careers in teaching, law, communications and journalism.

Course overview Italy is the eighth largest economy in the world and a member of the Group of 8 (G8). Italian is also the second most widely spoken language in Australia. Italian is offered through a collaborative arrangement between JCU and the University of New England. Teaching is by mixed mode delivery and includes lectures, face-to-face tutorials, seminars and online resources. Combining your language studies in a joint degree with, for example, Law, Science or Business will create a powerful degree for careers with multinational organisations and government agencies. Career opportunities Having a second language can expand your career opportunities greatly. Language graduates work in Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations and in the commercial world in roles including: diplomacy, translation, defence and security roles, trade negotiations and business and tourism promotion. With additional qualifications, graduates can develop careers in teaching, law, communications and journalism.

• Japanese speakers have an edge in areas of international business, travel and tourism Course overview Japan is one of the world’s largest economies and plays an influential role in Asia and the Pacific. The Japanese program at JCU has a long history of success and covers the language, culture and history of Japan. Teaching is by mixed mode delivery and includes lectures, face-to-face tutorials, seminars and online resources. Combining your language studies in a joint degree with, for example, Law, Science or Business will create a powerful degree for careers with multinational organisations and government agencies. Career opportunities Having a second language can expand your career opportunities greatly. Language graduates work in Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations and in the commercial world in roles including: diplomacy, translation, defence and security roles, trade negotiations and business and tourism promotion. With additional qualifications, graduates can develop careers in teaching, law, communications and journalism.

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Kieran Moran Bachelor of Journalism* (2010) Most Outstanding Journalism Student (Regional), Queensland Media Awards 2009

I’d worked for several years on independent publications so I knew the ins and outs of the journalism business. It was important to me to gain a formal qualification, so I enrolled as a mature-age student in Journalism at JCU. The quality of teaching is very good and in 2010 the School launched its own multimedia web news site. Students are able to write and post real news articles online. In 2009 I won the Queensland Media Awards Most Outstanding Journalism Student (Regional) for my third-year assignment Bouncers Behaving Badly. The story revealed how security guards took bribes from drunk and disorderly patrons, including underage teenagers, to let them into nightclubs. It made the Townsville Bulletin’s front page, sparked a government enquiry and demonstrated the power of good journalism. The Internet and digital technology have changed the industry and as journalists we need to work out where we fit in. I think a more independent press will evolve and with it the need for better journalism. To succeed it’s important to have an interest and opinion on a broad range of everyday topics and be prepared to tackle a variety of different issues. Despite already knowing the industry, the course has taught me heaps and I may do Honours next year. Ultimately I’d like to work in print media in a metropolitan setting. *Now Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism. 68

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Journalism, Communication & Languages

Bachelor of Arts Journalism

Bachelor of Arts Mandarin Chinese

Bachelor of Arts Public Relations

Bachelor of Arts Writing

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Cairns

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Townsville

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

QTAC code: Tsv 311031

QTAC code: Cns 321031

QTAC code: Tsv 311031

QTAC code: Tsv 311031

Key features

Key features

Key features

Key features

• Studying Journalism in the Bachelor of Arts means you can include subjects from politics, cinema, literature, psychology, public relations or a second language

• Mandarin Chinese is the official language of China and the most widely spoken language in the world

• Plan and manage communication strategies for a variety of organisations

• Produce a portfolio of creative writing work as part of your studies

• Develop skills in interpreting information and communicating clearly and effectively Course overview Journalists interpret, report and comment on a wide range of subjects, in newspapers and magazines, on television, radio and the Internet and other media. This course will suit students who wish to develop some journalism skills to complement other skills from the Bachelor of Arts – for example in public relations or communication. Career opportunities Graduates of this course will have broad career options. They can work as: media or policy advisors for federal, state and local governments; communication officers for businesses, community and non-government organisations; media researchers; and freelance writers. Combining your journalism studies in a joint degree with, for example, Science or Business will enable you to specialise in business and finance reporting or science and environmental reporting.

• China is an essential trading partner for Australia and employers will value language skills in Mandarin Chinese Course overview This course will give you a deeper understanding of China, its language, culture and history. Chinese is offered through a collaborative arrangement between JCU and the University of New England. Teaching is by mixed mode delivery and includes lectures, face-to-face tutorials, seminars and online resources. Combining your language studies in a joint degree with, for example, Law, Science or Business will create a powerful degree for careers with multinational organisations and government agencies. Career opportunities Chinese language graduates will be in demand for careers in Australia and overseas with government departments, non-government organisations and businesses involved in trade negotiations, treaties, security, environment, international aid, human rights, business and tourism. With additional qualifications, language professionals can develop careers in education, law, communications and journalism.

• Graduates can apply for membership of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Marketing • Put communication theory to work with an industry internship in third year Course overview If you have an interest in communication, public affairs and media, you will find public relations offers a vibrant and interesting career choice. The course combines media, communication and humanities subjects to give you the wide-ranging theory and practical expertise you need for careers as a public relations professional. Career opportunities Companies, government departments and most organisations employ public relations (PR) specialists to manage their communications for a variety of target audiences. Public relations graduates also work with private public relations consultancies, and specialise in particular industries or organisations, depending on their strengths and interests. Career opportunities also exist in event management and marketing.

• The course includes visiting authors who lecture and give hands-on workshops and tutorials • Put your words to work with an industry internship in second or third year Course overview This course will prepare you for a career as an creative writer or a professional communicator. The course covers a range of writing genres and writing styles for journalism, novels, short stories and poetry. You will also develop skills in editing for print. The flexibility of the Bachelor of Arts means you can combine a second area of interest (joint major) in, for example, a foreign language, English, Public Relations or Communication and Cinema Studies. Career opportunities Graduates can pursue careers as fiction or non-fiction writers, scriptwriters, media or cultural researchers, editors, freelance writers, publishers, literary agents, news writers, feature writers and copywriters. With additional qualifications, graduates can teach in schools or universities.

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Bachelor of Languages (Chinese) (French) (German) (Italian) (Japanese)

Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism

Campus: Townsville (French, German, Japanese); Cairns (Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese)

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time, including one study-abroad year Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes

Kerri Jenkins Bachelor of Journalism*, 2008 Director, Radar Media Services

In my job every day brings something different. It’s fast. It’s busy. I love that. I studied Journalism because I wanted to enter the exciting world of PR and marketing. The course gave me the qualification and the professional label of journalist to add to my existing business administration and writing skills. It also refined my writing style, put me in touch with the industry and brought me up-to-date with marketing principles. Plus the assignments challenged my creativity while also teaching me to write quickly, concisely and clearly. I am now the director of my own specialist copywriting and marketing agency. We design complete marketing strategies and communication plans for a variety of clients across a spectrum of industries in Cairns and Australia. That means I work on production of creative marketing material including websites and website content, e-newsletters, brochures and print material as well as advertising scripts, media releases, public relations and corporate documents. The best part of my job is interviewing people and helping them find new, creative ways to communicate their brands and grow their businesses. I also enjoy researching on the web and talking to industry specialists. Research I’ve done for clients has involved skydiving, eating at expensive restaurants, travelling to amazing places and meeting extraordinary people. It also means using Facebook and Twitter are a daily must. In today’s world you need to be visually savvy, learn how to communicate in real time and learn the web. Don’t be afraid to set your goals high. I believe on-the-job experience is invaluable and if you stay focused, hard work will pay off. *Now Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism. 70

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Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC code: Tsv 311471 Key features

Key features

• Gain traditional journalism skills while mastering new skills in technology – sound, image and video – for careers in online and mobile media environments

• This course includes a year of study at a partner university overseas, to really sharpen your language skills

• Students use the latest multimedia technologies

• Enter at beginners or intermediate language level

Course overview

QTAC codes: Tsv 311171; Cns 321171

Course overview The Bachelor of Languages is a four-year course, with a study-abroad year (two semesters) between Levels 2 and 3 at an approved overseas university. The course focuses on intensive practice and improvement of aural, oral, reading and writing skills, as well as cultural literacy in a language other than English. Teaching is by mixed mode delivery and includes lectures, face-to-face tutorials, seminars and online resources. Career opportunities The ability to speak a second language expands career opportunities greatly. Graduates find employment within Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations and businesses requiring foreign language skills for trade negotiations, treaties, security, environment, international aid and human rights, and in business and tourism. With additional qualifications, for example by combining the Bachelor of Languages in a joint degree, language professionals can develop careers in education, law, communications and journalism.

This exciting course will prepare you for new digital media careers in an exciting and changing media landscape where journalists need expertise in: video, audio recorders, digital cameras and computers. The course also includes training in traditional journalistic skills such as concise writing, effective interviewing, news values as well as writing within the media’s legal and ethical frameworks. Journalism students participate in an industry internship in their final year of study either in newspapers, television, radio or online. Career opportunities Graduates will be highly skilled to work as journalists across convergent media – online, multimedia, print and broadcast media – in roles as: journalists, communication officers, web development managers, information officers, advocacy officers, public communication specialists, campaign managers, public relations practitioners and communications consultants.


Journalism, Communication & Languages Joint degrees Diploma of Arts Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Business Campus: Townsville; Cairns*

Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor Bachelor of Education of Science † (Middle)/(Secondary)Bachelor of Arts Campus: Townsville; Cairns*

Campus: Townsville; Cairns*

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 4 years full-time

Prerequisites: none

Duration: 4 years full-time

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry and any other requirements for the Science major

QTAC codes: Tsv 311451; Cns 321451

QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031

Mid-year entry: yes

Key features

Why combine Arts and Business? A degree in Arts majoring in Communication, Journalism or Languages can successfully combine with Business qualifications. All organisations rely on effective communication – internally and with external audiences. Depending on your Business major, you could pursue a career in, for example: finance journalism; international business with a second language; or marketing and communications roles with corporations, government departments or non-government organisations.

QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031

Duration: 1 year full-time

• Try university study and gain credit for subjects you successfully complete • Design your course from the many interesting arts and social science subjects at JCU Course overview The Diploma is a flexible, one-year course that combines introductory subjects from the humanities and social sciences. Diplomas are designed for: • people who do not have the academic entry requirements for their preferred course and need a pathway course, or • people who would like to try a ‘taste’ of university study before enrolling in a full degree. The course includes subjects that build generic skills in effective writing, critical reading and analysis of social and cultural issues. In the first instance you will need to discuss your subject choices with the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences to design a suitable program for your interests and career goals: Cairns (07) 4042 1000 Townsville (07) 4781 6559.

Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Laws Campus: Townsville; Cairns* Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 5 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311061; Cns 321061 Why combine Arts and Law? Combining Arts with Law will give you a legal qualification and additional skills in another area of interest. This established joint degree is strongly supported by the legal profession. You could combine language studies to work as a lawyer in Asia or Europe for a multinational law firm. Or combine your communication and media expertise for a legal career with a media or publishing organisation. Depending on your Arts major you could also work in: private legal practice, corporations, government and non-government agencies, the arts (for example in arts copyright), public policy, business and as private consultants.

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 4.5 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Depends on education major

Why combine Arts and Science? If you have an interest in communication and science, you can broaden your career horizons with this joint degree. For example, an Arts major in Languages can lead you to work with scientists from different countries and cultures; a major in Journalism can lead to a career in science writing or editing. Visit the Science section of this guide to see the range of science study options at JCU.

Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Social Work Campus: Townsville; Cairns*

Why combine Arts and Education? This degree will give you a teaching qualification with complementary Communications and Language skills in reduced time, for language or English teaching careers. If you include a second Arts major, you can broaden your middle school or secondary teaching options. Alternatively, you could pursue a non-teaching career with government departments in education policy and administration or with children, families and community development roles.

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 5 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311091; Cns 321091 Why combine Arts and Social Work? An Arts major in Communication, Journalism or Languages would add valuable communication skills to professional Social Work qualifications. You could be a social worker for migrant settlement services, for example, using your second language skills. Or you could use your communication expertise for roles in social policy development with government departments or non-government organisations concerned with social justice.

* availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 132. †

not all Science majors are available as joint degree options.

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Law Law affects every aspect of our lives and provides the framework that allows a society to operate fairly and successfully. As a JCU Law student you will become multi-skilled, versatile and ethical. You will have a strong appreciation of the rule of law and the role of law in a social, economic, environmental and political context and you will be equipped to deal innovatively with the complexities of local and global issues. As an accredited professional degree, the Bachelor of Laws is your first step to admission to legal practise in Queensland or elsewhere in Australia. The JCU Law program provides a solid foundation in traditional law subjects as well as a variety of interesting and relevant electives. When you graduate you will be well prepared to begin your career practising law in private practice, government, business or in the community sectors at a local, state, national or international level. Through associations with the legal profession and exposure to best practice in tertiary teaching, JCU’s Law program meets your needs and, importantly, the needs of employers and the community. The core subjects of the four-year program provide you with a foundation in public law, private law and community practice. In the latter years of your course, you can choose electives from a variety of subjects that best reflect your interests and career aspirations. A particular strength of Law at JCU is the number of staff who are or have been practising professionals. Every subject focuses on authentic tasks to provide you with a taste of practising law. The School regularly

provides opportunities for you to engage with members of the profession – solicitors, barristers and the judiciary – as sessional staff or guest lecturers, in workshops and tutorial participation and at social functions. You can also participate in moots and law debates and have placements with local legal practices. You can take advantage of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) while studying in the Bachelor of Laws to further your contact with the profession. WIL gives you the opportunity to participate in practical projects and real-life learning activities that give you valuable skills, help you develop professional networks as well as an appreciation of how different facets of the legal system operate together. Quotas apply to WIL subjects.

Professional recognition

Find out more about Law careers

JCU’s Bachelor of Laws is an approved qualification which satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law. Students wishing to practise should obtain further information from the Legal Practitioners’ Admission Board.

Australian Public Service Gazette www.apsjobs.gov.au

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Queensland Government Smart Jobs www.jobs.qld.gov.au Totally Legal Career Centre www.totallylegal.com.au

The Bachelor of Laws is also available in a range of joint degrees. Combining your legal qualification with another area of interest, for example Business, Arts or Science, will increase your career options.

Contacts Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Cairns Tel: (07) 4781 6625 or (07) 4781 4271 Tel: (07) 4042 1451 Fax: (07) 4781 4021 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au> <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/business

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Degrees available • Bachelor of Laws • Bachelor of Laws (Graduate entry) See also Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) and Bachelor of Social Science (Social & Criminal Justice) under Humanities and Social Sciences. Joint degrees • Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Laws • Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Laws • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)Bachelor of Laws • Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Laws

Graduate starting salaries* Law graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,000 *Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2010.

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Melanie Husband Bachelor Laws with Honours, 2007 Associate, Miller Harris Lawyers, Cairns

The highlight of my degree was the opportunity to do an honours thesis in my final year. It was an exciting time because not only was it recognition of my academic achievements, I was able to produce a substantial paper after months of hard work and dedication. I chose to study law because I wanted a career that would challenge me. I was working as a nanny before undertaking my degree, and although this work equipped me with life experiences that assisted me throughout my degree, I knew that I needed a long-term career. I enjoyed studying law at JCU. The lecturers were very approachable and personable and I made some wonderful friendships with both staff and students. After leaving JCU, I commenced work as a Trainee Solicitor with Miller Harris Lawyers and was admitted as a Solicitor in February 2008. The local firms and the judiciary are very supportive of JCU graduates. It is nice to work with the people that you studied with, and appear at the Supreme Court before the judge who admitted you as a solicitor. I practise in civil litigation in areas including personal injuries, insolvency and debt recovery. My clients range from government agencies and insurance firms right through to local farmers. Since graduating I have undertaken volunteer work at the Cairns Community Legal Centre, tutored students through JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander School and am currently Vice-President of the Far North Queensland Law Association. I feel that it is important to give back to the community and it helps keep me grounded. 74

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Bachelor of Laws Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC code: Tsv 311061; Cns 321061 Key features

Bachelor of Laws Graduate Entry Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: Bachelor degree Mid-year entry: yes QTAC code: Tsv 312161; Cns 322161

• The First Year Experience program provides support and mentoring for new law students

Key features

• Graduates will have an approved qualification which satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Queensland

• An approved qualification which satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Queensland

Course overview The course offers a solid foundation in traditional Law subjects with a broad-ranging elective program. As a Law student you will gain an appreciation of the role of law in social, economic, environmental and political contexts and its significance for stable government, economic prosperity and the protection of individual and cultural rights. The course takes a practical approach and the local profession values JCU graduates. Career opportunities After graduation you will need to complete approved practical legal training either with a traineeship at a firm, or via a practical legal training course to practise as a lawyer in Queensland. You will then be able to go into private practice or with government and non-government agencies. A legal qualification is also the starting point for careers in government and business.

• Gain legal qualifications in reduced time if you already have a degree

Course overview The course is available for existing degree holders who wish to gain a qualification in law. The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) is a recognised degree that both challenges and exposes students to contemporary issues, the latest research and new ideas in the varying fields of law. The course provides students with a solid foundation in traditional law subjects, along with a broad-ranging elective program. Career opportunities After graduation you will need to complete approved practical legal training either with a traineeship at a firm, or via a practical legal training course to practise as a lawyer in Queensland. You will then be able to practise in private practice or with government and non-government agencies. A legal qualification is also the starting point for careers in government and business.

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Sergey Kinchin Bachelor of Laws with Honours, 2010 Solicitor, Mumfords Lawyers, Sunshine Coast

As a lawyer, I get to help people understand their rights, where they stand in relation to each other and how they can move forward. I enjoy making a difference in other peoples’ lives so law seemed like a logical career path for me. I wanted to study a practical degree that would open up opportunities. The law permeates every aspect of society and can be useful in any job. A highlight of my work is the contact I have with clients from a large and diverse section of society. I am entrusted by them to find solutions to their issues, problems and causes and every day I meet people with different stories. I find it interesting to work closely with them to see their stories develop. I was fortunate to meet lots of people while studying at James Cook University and had the opportunity, through my association with JCU’s Law Students Society, to travel to conferences and competitions around Australia. JCU has a great atmosphere. I found it to be a great “playpen” where you can try out different things and see how they work out, without the harsh consequences that may result in the workplace. It helped me develop my own approach and come to an understanding of what I want to achieve in life. The law profession has a steep learning curve, especially for graduates. JCU’s law degree gave me the ability to learn and work independently. My lecturers guided us to develop our own research skills and to work independently, skills that have proven to be critical for me after graduation. 76

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Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Laws

Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Laws

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 5 years full-time

Duration: 5 years full-time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

QTAC codes: Tsv 311061; Cns 321061

QTAC codes: Tsv 311061; Cairns 321061

• An approved qualification which satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Queensland

• An approved qualification which satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Queensland

Why combine Arts and Law? Combining Arts with Law will enable you to broaden your knowledge and develop skills to complement your legal qualifications from the BA’s broad range of majors. For example, you could combine a language, political science studies, or communication studies, to name a few.

Why combine Business and Law? Business and Law provide a powerful combination of skills valuable to employers in the banking and finance sector, government departments at national, state and local level and major corporations.

Joint degrees enhance career opportunities and are strongly supported in the legal profession. BA graduates are known for their excellent communication, analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Arts-Laws graduates have a broad range of career options. Depending on their Arts major they can work in: private practice, corporations, government and non-government agencies, the arts (for example in arts copyright), public policy, business and as private consultants.

Depending on your Business major, this joint degree opens many career options. You will have the expertise for careers in, for example: private legal practice, corporations law, industry compliance roles, accounting, banking and finance careers, government judiciary, trade and industry departments, and a wide range of business and law-related positions.


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Bachelor of Business (Accounting)Bachelor of Laws Campus: Townsville; Cairns* Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 5 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311061; Cns 321061 • An approved qualification which satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Queensland Why combine Accounting with Law? The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) combined with Law will give you a powerful double qualification in two professions. This popular degree is accredited by the appropriate accounting and legal professional bodies, and can lead to high-level careers in corporate law and the banking and finance sectors. This joint degree can open many career doors. You will have the expertise for careers in, for example: private legal practice, corporations law, industry compliance roles, accounting, banking and finance careers, government judiciary, trade and industry departments, and a wide range of business and law-related positions.

Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Laws Campus: Townsville; Cairns* Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 5 years full-time Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry and any other requirements for the Science major Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311061; Cns 321061 • An approved qualification which satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Queensland Why combine Science and Law? High achieving students with an interest in Law and a particular aspect of Science can create a powerful qualification with this degree. With the growing significance of technology in public life and the commercial sector, there are roles with government, industry and research for Science specialists. JCU’s Bachelor of Science has more than 20 majors. Depending on your Science major, you could follow a career in, for example: private legal practice, intellectual property and patent law, environmental law, forensic law, genetics, environmental science, climate change policy, biotechnology research and industries, and actuarial and insurance industries. Please note, not all Science majors are available as joint degree options. Contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering for further information: (07) 4781 6823.

* availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 132.

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Medicine & Health JCU offers courses in medicine and health fields that reflect our commitment to the wellbeing of tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities. Our health courses are designed to make a difference to the unique health issues facing northern Australia and the tropics. But our graduates go further than that – following career paths all over the world. JCU’s degrees cover the spectrum of health professions including Biomedical Sciences, Dental Surgery, Exercise Physiology, Medicine, Nursing Science, Nursing ScienceMidwifery, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Sport and Exercise Science, and Veterinary Science. As a JCU Medicine or Health student you will benefit from the $20 million expansion of teaching and research facilities on the Townsville campus, including a new 300-seat lecture theatre, stateof-the-art anatomy laboratories and clinical teaching rooms. The medical precinct also houses a purpose-built speech pathology clinic plus occupational therapy and physiotherapy teaching and research areas. Pharmacy now also has a modern and well-equipped teaching and research laboratory. The Institute of Sport and Exercise Science features a Movement Analysis Laboratory for the investigation and measurement of human motion in sport, health and disease as well as research, consultancy and teaching. On the Cairns campus, new Dentistry teaching facilities including a world-class clinical simulation laboratory have just been completed and ready for use in 2011.

Placements will be an important part of your degree and you can take advantage of the dedicated hospital facilities around northern Queensland in Cairns, Mackay, Townsville and Atherton.

Professional recognition

The School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences is also expanding and upgrading. We have a brand new bio-security laboratory in Townsville to allow faster diagnosis of diseases such as anthrax, foot and mouth disease, avian influenza and the Hendra virus. The newly opened Veterinary Emergency Centre Hospital gives Veterinary Science students access to clinical experience, as well as providing a public veterinary emergency and referral service. Facilities on the Atherton Tablelands provide rural veterinary experience.

• Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate and research programs, so after you graduate you can continue your professional development with JCU.

JCU’s medicine and health courses are recognised by key professional associations. Depending on your course, on graduation you may be eligible to join the following organisations: • Australasian Veterinary Board

• Australian Physiotherapy Council

• Psychologists Board of Queensland

• Australian Society of Microbiology

• Queensland Nursing Council

• Australian Institute of Medical Scientists

• Speech Pathologists Board of Queensland

• Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Inc.

Find out more about Medicine & Health careers Australian Doctor www.australiandoctor. com.au/careers.asp

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia www.guild.org.au/qld

Australian Medical Association www.ama.com.au

Royal College of Nursing Australia www.rcna.org.au

Health Staff Recruitment www.healthstaffrecruitment.com. au/medical-jobs-australia.php

Queensland Health www.health.qld.gov.au

Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science www.aaess.com.au Australian Association of Occupational Therapists www.ausot.com.au Australian Dental Association (National) www.ada.org.au Australian Institute of Sport www.ausport.gov.au/ais Australian Physiotherapy Association http://physiotherapy.asn.au/ index.php/careers/overview

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Queensland Government/ Queensland Health (Dental) www.health.qld.gov.au/oralhealth/ Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health www.sarrah.org.au Speech Pathology Australia www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au Sportsjobs www.sportsjobs.com.au Sports Medicine Australia www.sma.org.au/STjobs.asp Vetcareers www.vetcareers.com.au

Australasian Veterinary Boards Council www.ava.com.au

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• Occupational Therapists Board of Queensland


Degrees available • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences • Bachelor of Dental Surgery • Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery • Bachelor of Nursing Science • Bachelor of Nursing ScienceBachelor of Midwifery • Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate entry) • Bachelor of Nursing Science (Post registration) • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Graduate) • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Flexible) • Bachelor of Pharmacy • Bachelor of Physiotherapy • Bachelor of Psychology • Bachelor of Speech Pathology • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Graduate starting salaries*

• Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Biological Science graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45,000

• Diploma of Health Science

Dentistry graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $72,000

Joint degrees • Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science-Bachelor of Education

Medicine graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $54,000 Nursing graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $46,000 Pharmacy graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,000 Rehabilitation sciences graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $48,000 Psychology graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45,000 Veterinary graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45,000

• Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science-Bachelor of Business • Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Psychology

*Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2010.

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Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Cairns

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 5 years full-time

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Chemistry; Maths B; Biology also recommended #

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details. Mid-year entry: not available QTAC code: Tsv 316071

Larissa Ramm Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, 2007 Scientist, Queensland Health Pathology Laboratory, Rockhampton

The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science was a great choice for me. It gave me an instant career path and I like the fact that every day is different in my role. I rotate across many departments and love the diversity. The lab operates in 24-hour shifts so in one night I could be cross-matching blood for an emergency patient, checking for leukaemia or doing liver function tests. It can be very stressful, but there’s a great feeling of accomplishment because the work I do helps to save people’s lives. It helps the doctors make or change their diagnoses and it’s great to know I’ve made a real difference. Many people in my lab are researching blood diseases and parasites in their local communities as well as doing work overseas. I would love to travel with my profession, work in Third World countries and follow my own research. With advances in science and technology there is always something new and interesting to discover. The course offered a great depth of knowledge with a hands-on practical approach. In my final year we had small classes and many of our lecturers were experts in their field. They were making major scientific discoveries and we could be part of it. It was exciting and you were made to feel like an individual. JCU graduates in this field are considered to be top of the line.

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Key features • Interested in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, microbiology, parasitology, immunology, pathology or epidemiology as a career? • This course includes extensive practical experience in modern teaching laboratories • Graduates majoring in microbiology can apply for membership of the Australian Society of Microbiology Course overview Biomedical science forms the basis of our understanding of how human and animal bodies function, and the responses of the body to various disease agents, intrinsic physiological and biochemical aberrations and environmental influences. Extensive practical experience is offered in well-equipped teaching laboratories in the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences. Strong academic performance during this course may qualify you for entry into the Honours course, which includes training in research and the presentation of a thesis. Career opportunities Biomedical scientists can pursue well-paid careers in hospital research laboratories, universities, research institutes and in food, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details. Mid-year entry: not available QTAC code: Cns 327091 Key features • Employment prospects are excellent for dentists • A new state-of-the-art dental teaching complex has just been constructed on the Cairns campus • Graduates will be eligible for professional registration with all dental boards in Australia and New Zealand at a national level Course overview Dentists are registered healthcare professionals who specialise in the care of teeth, gums, bone support and the mouth. The five-year course encompasses all aspects of dental practice, with a special focus on tropical, rural and Indigenous dentistry. Basic sciences are integrated with dental clinical sciences and preventative oral health strategies. Students must provide evidence of immunity to hepatitis B prior to undertaking clinical placement, as well as a Blue Card to work with children. Career opportunities There is an extremely high demand for dentists in Australia, especially in rural, remote and Indigenous areas. Registered dentists work in private practice, public sector clinics, the defence force, teaching and research or specialty practice following further study. Additional entry requirements: as well as applying through QTAC, applicants must submit a JCU Application Form to the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences by 30 September 2011. The forms are available at www.jcu.edu.au/fmhms/forms/index.htm #


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Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English (Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education or Health Education desirable) Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details. Mid-year entry: not available QTAC code: Tsv 317071

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details. Mid-year entry: not available QTAC code: Tsv 316121

Key features Key features • Medical laboratory scientists • JCU’s Institute of Sport and perform medical laboratory Exercise Science houses a full tests on blood, other body fluids range of technical facilities and and tissues to assist clinicians equipment for use in exercise in the diagnosis, treatment testing, movement analysis, and prevention of disease strength training, nutrition and • The course has been accredited sport and exercise psychology by the Australian Institute of • Graduates can apply for Medical Scientists, enabling membership of the Australian graduates to work either in Association for Exercise and Sport Australia or internationally Science (AAESS), leading to Provider Number status to provide clinical Course overview exercise physiology services This course was created to meet the demand in the public hospital Course overview system and private pathology This course focuses on the benefits laboratories for professionally of exercise for the management of qualified medical laboratory injuries as well as chronic disease scientists. It integrates academic prevention and treatment. The study with clinical placements course provides a comprehensive in medical laboratories. The program in the scientific foundations course has an emphasis on the of exercise for health and chronic unique needs of the tropics. disease management. An Exercise Physiologist is a recognised Career opportunities allied health professional. Medical laboratory science graduates are in high demand Career opportunities and find rewarding careers in Graduates can pursue careers with the public hospital system and private clinical exercise physiology private pathology laboratories. practices, group practices with Other employment opportunities allied health professionals, case exist within veterinary diagnostic management for medical insurance laboratories as well as public and organisations, occupational health private laboratories that focus on and safety departments, sports forensic science, food and water training and rehabilitation, health quality, pharmaceuticals, and and fitness management and, with toxicology. For careers in medical further study, research careers. research, graduates will generally require a postgraduate qualification.

Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of Nursing Science

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Mount Isa; Thursday Island; Flexible delivery

Mode: on campus; full-time Duration: 6 years full-time

Mode: on campus or flexible delivery; full-time, part-time (flexible delivery is part-time only)

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry#

Duration: 3 years full-time

Mid-year entry: not available

Prerequisites: English (Biology, Chemistry or Maths B desirable)

QTAC code: Tsv 317012 Key features • Beginning in first year, JCU medical students have health service placements, some in rural areas, in each year of study • The course is accredited by the Australian Medical Council or current equivalent Course overview The study of medicine encompasses the principles and procedures used in preventing, diagnosing, caring for and treating illness, disease and injury in humans, and the maintenance of general health. JCU offers excellent teaching facilities from its main complex on the Townsville campus as well its sites throughout northern Australia. Graduates are qualified to work anywhere in Australia and New Zealand, and uniquely qualified in the fields of rural, remote and Indigenous health, and in tropical medicine. Students must provide evidence of immunity to hepatitis B, provide a current first aid and CPR certificate, and obtain a Blue Card to work with children, prior to undertaking clinical placement. Career opportunities Doctors and surgeons are in high demand. Medical graduates are eligible for professional registration with all medical boards in Australia and New Zealand, allowing them to work as interns in supervised medical practice. Additional entry requirements: as well as applying through QTAC, applicants must submit a JCU Application Form to the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences by 30 September 2011. The forms are available at www.jcu.edu.au/fmhms/forms/index.htm #

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details. Mid-year entry: not available QTAC codes: Tsv 316031; Cns 326031; Mt Isa 346031; TI 356031; Flex 316139 Key features • Nursing requires a combination of skills and knowledge to provide physical, mental and emotional care to patients • Clinical placements take place from first year • Graduates can register with the Queensland Nursing Council or the national equivalent to become registered nurses in Australia and in many overseas countries Course overview The course places an emphasis on tropical health issues and nursing for rural, remote, tropical and Indigenous communities. JCU’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition works closely with Queensland Health and private providers to offer a wide range of student placement opportunities throughout northern Queensland. Students must provide evidence of immunity to hepatitis B and lodge an application for an Australian Federal Police check at the commencement of the course, and obtain a Blue Card to work with children, prior to undertaking clinical placement. Career opportunities Nursing graduates are in demand and easily find employment in Australia and overseas. Nurses can work in general medical practices, public and private hospitals, public health services, the defence forces, occupational health units and non-government relief agencies. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Bachelor of Nursing Science Graduate entry

Bachelor of Nursing Science Post registration

Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Mt Isa; Thursday Island; Flexible delivery

Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery

Mode: on campus; flexible delivery (distance education); full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; flexible delivery (distance education); full-time or part-time

Duration: 2 years full-time Prerequisites: Bachelor degree from a relevant health or science course as determined by the Head of School. Mid-year entry: not available

Louise Hanrahan Studying Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Dentistry gives me an opportunity to work creatively with my hands. I’ve always had an interest in medicine but I didn’t want to pursue a career as a doctor. Dentistry offers an opportunity to use fine motor skills, so I can combine my passion for working with my hands in a career that hopefully will afford me great opportunities. The hands-on, practical side of the course, particularly our work in the simulation laboratory, is a highlight. We use mannequins to practice preparations and the material we have learnt in class. Dentistry is a heavy study load, with many contact hours and practical work. But I thrive on learning. I did my gap year overseas and funnily enough because I wasn’t studying as much I missed the opportunity to learn. It’s amazing to think back to the start of the year and the knowledge I have gained in the short time since. I am fortunate to be studying with such a great group of people in the course. We all have a similar mindset and the same attitude which is a huge change from high school. This helps not only with study but also socially. I feel really lucky to be surrounded by such a great group of people. This extends also to my lecturers who are accessible and willing to help. My gap year in the United Kingdom was an incredible experience and at this stage I can see myself returning to the UK after I graduate. I’d like to continue my travels and experiences with other cultures but also to start my career in dentistry. England is one of the remaining countries to be using amalgam tooth fillings and I am expecting it to be phased out when I start working so I’d like to be able to work with it before it becomes obsolete. 82

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QTAC codes: Tsv 317081; Cns 327081; Mt Isa 347081; TI 357081; Flex 317089 NB. There is a four-week block residential school and clinical placement immediately prior to orientation week. This block is only available in Townsville, and must be completed to continue enrolment in this degree. Key features • Have an existing science or health-related degree, interested in upgrading your qualification to work as a nurse? • Graduates can register with the Queensland Nursing Council or the national equivalent to become registered nurses in Australia and in many overseas countries Course overview This course provides graduates of a recognised science or health-related degree with the qualifications to become a registered nurse over a two-year program. Students must provide evidence of immunity to hepatitis B and lodge an application for an Australian Federal Police check at the commencement of the course, and obtain a Blue Card to work with children, prior to undertaking clinical placement. Career opportunities Nursing graduates find employment all over the world. They can work in: general medical practices, public and private hospitals, public health services, the defence forces, occupational health units and non-government relief agencies. With further study, nurses can progress to specialist areas including, for example, intensive care, care of the aged or midwifery.

Duration: 1 year full-time Prerequisites: Registered nurse Mid-year entry: not available QTAC codes: Tsv 316041; Cns 326041; Flex 316049 Key features • Update your tertiary diploma qualification • Contact JCU if you are not sure if your qualification is suitable • Students look at the theoretical and applied dimensions of professional caring Course overview This one-year course is for hospital-trained registered nurses who wish to upgrade their qualifications to three-year Bachelor level. Candidates must be currently registered with any Australian State or Territory Nursing Registration Board or be eligible for registration in Australia. Career opportunities Updating your qualifications can lead to work in Australia and overseas. Nurses can work in: general medical practices, public and private hospitals, public health services, the defence forces, occupational health units and non-government relief agencies. Nurses can progress with further training to specialist areas including, for example, intensive care, care of the aged or midwifery.


Medicine & Health

Bachelor of Nursing Science-Bachelor of Midwifery Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time

Prerequisites: English (Biology, Chemistry or Maths B desirable)

Prerequisites: English; plus either Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education

Mid-year entry: not available

Mid-year entry: not available

QTAC codes: Tsv 317122

QTAC code: Tsv 316101

Key features

Key features

• Includes 39 weeks of supervised clinical practice, beginning in first year

• Occupational Therapists assess an individual’s abilities and work with them to improve their independence, wellbeing and quality of life

• Graduates will meet the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Incorporated (ANMC) competency standards for the Registered Nurse and the ANMC or the current equivalent competency standards for midwifery Course overview Nurses are key health professionals and midwives are specialist nurses who assist women in pregnancy, during childbirth and early parenting. This course combines these in-demand skills, with an emphasis on tropical health issues and nursing for rural, remote, tropical and Indigenous communities. Students must provide evidence of immunity to hepatitis B and lodge an application for an Australian Federal Police check at the commencement of the course, and obtain a Blue Card to work with children, prior to undertaking clinical placement. Career opportunities Nurses and midwives make up the largest health professional group in the world and their skills are constantly in demand, both within Australia and beyond. Nursing and midwifery qualifications will open the door to many career paths.

• Graduates can register for practice in Queensland through the Occupational Therapists Board of Queensland, and can join OT Australia • The course is accredited by World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Course overview Occupational Therapists focus on helping people overcome limitations caused by injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, development delay or the effects of ageing. The course includes studies in health science and health promotion plus professional placements around northern Queensland and beyond. Career opportunities Occupational Therapists are in demand in Australia. Graduates can pursue careers in private practice, in hospitals and medical rehabilitation units, community health centres, occupational health centres, aged care facilities, vocational rehabilitation units, independent living centres, schools and pharmacies.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Flexible

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Graduate Entry

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Townsville

Mode: first year flexible delivery; full-time or part-time (including Townsville residential schools)

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English; plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health Education or Physical Education Mid year entry: not available QTAC code: Tsv 316109 Key features • Train to become an Occupational Therapist with some flexible delivery of course content • Graduates can register for practice in Queensland through the Occupational Therapists Board of Queensland, and can join OT Australia • The course is accredited by World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Course overview The first year of the course is completed off-campus via online learning packages, with some compulsory residential schools on-campus for practical classes. A one-week (36-hour) fieldwork placement is undertaken in the first year. There are computer and Internet requirements for completion of this course. Students must also provide evidence of immunity to hepatitis B, a current first aid and CPR certificate, and obtain a Blue Card to work with children, prior to clinical placements. Career opportunities Occupational Therapists easily find work in Australia. Many Occupational Therapists also travel and work overseas. Graduates can pursue careers in private practice, in hospitals and medical rehabilitation units, community health centres, occupational health centres, aged care facilities, vocational rehabilitation units, independent living centres, schools and pharmacies.

Duration: 2.5 years full-time, depending on prior studies Prerequisites: Bachelors degree in nursing or other relevant health professional program Mid-year entry: not available QTAC code: Tsv 317101 Key features • Train to become an Occupational Therapist in reduced time if you have a related health degree • Graduates can register for practice in Queensland through the Occupational Therapists Board of Queensland, and can join OT Australia • The course is accredited by World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Course overview This course provides fast-track training for those with appropriate health degrees to become qualified Occupational Therapists. Students undertake placements in each year in a range of rural and urban locations throughout Northern Queensland to develop practical skills. Students must provide evidence of immunity to hepatitis B, provide a current first aid and CPR certificate, and obtain a Blue Card, to work with children, prior to undertaking clinical placement. Career opportunities There are many opportunities for employment, both in Australia and overseas. Graduates can pursue careers in private practice, in hospitals and medical rehabilitation units, community health centres, occupational health centres, aged care facilities, vocational rehabilitation units, independent living centres, schools and pharmacies. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Bachelor of Pharmacy

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Townsville

Mode: on campus; full-time

Mode: on campus; full-time

Duration: 4 years full-time

Duration: 4 years

Prerequisites: English; Chemistry; Maths B #

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; plus either Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education #

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details. Mid-year entry: not available QTAC code: Tsv 316151

Christopher Florence Bachelor of Pharmacy, 2008 Pharmacist, Amcal Robert Poole’s Pharmacy, Townsville

Key features • Innovative and modern curriculum taught in state-of-the-art facilities • Professional placements in hospitals and community pharmacies in rural and urban settings • Accredited course with the New Zealand and Australian Pharmacy Schools Accreditation Committee (NAPSAC) or the current equivalent

I chose to study Pharmacy because I liked science and biology and I saw it as a good career path.

Course overview Pharmacy is the branch of medical science concerned with the sources, nature, properties, preparation and use of medicinal drugs.

I worked at Payless Chemists through my studies, so doing my internship there was a natural progression. Working as a pharmacist is challenging and everyday I learn something new.

Students will gain the knowledge, practice and skills to practice as pharmacists and health care professionals. Students undertake professional placements in hospitals and community pharmacies in urban and rural locations.

For many people with health problems the pharmacist is the first port of call. We have strict guidelines to follow which allow us to either treat people over the counter or refer them to a doctor if necessary. It’s very satisfying helping people better understand and manage their health and medications. It’s also important to keep updated as new drugs are developed all the time. We had clinical placements in third and fourth year and could choose cities or towns where we’d like to work. I chose Cooktown and as JCU supports rural placements I was able to access Scholarship assistance for accommodation and transport. Pharmacy offers a variety of career opportunities including community pharmacy, hospital medication management, industry development roles and clinical trails for new drugs. The structure of the Bachelor of Pharmacy was really good. Our lecturers were wellinformed and the course offered a broad level of knowledge about chemistry and medications. Since completing my internship I have gained full-time employment as a pharmacist at Amcal Robert Poole’s Pharmacy. It is a rewarding position that allows me to utilise my training to help our customers and develop many great relationships in the process. 84

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Career opportunities Pharmacists are key professionals in the health care system. Pharmacy graduates can pursue careers in hospital or community pharmacies, establish their own pharmacy practice or work in regulatory and drug management facilities such as the Therapeutics Goods Administration, industrial pharmacy, the defence force or the public service. With further study, there are opportunities in university teaching, medical research and drug development in pharmaceutical companies. Additional entry requirements: as well as applying through QTAC, applicants must submit a JCU Application Form to the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences by 30 November 2011. The forms are available at www. jcu.edu.au/fmhms/forms/index.htm #

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details . Mid-year entry: not available QTAC code: Tsv 317031 Key features • Third and fourth year students treat JCU staff, students and members of the local community in an on-campus physiotherapy clinic • Focus on rural and remote practice • The course has accreditation with the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC) or the current equivalent Course overview Physiotherapists are health professionals whose primary focus is the restoration of movement and function to improve quality of life. They assess and diagnose problems, then plan and administer treatment programs. The course combines health science subjects, anatomy, physiology, human movement analysis, manual therapy and exercise for rehabilitation. Clinical placements are a key component of this course, with students based in a range of professional settings throughout northern Queensland in their third and fourth years. Students must provide evidence of immunity to hepatitis B. Career opportunities Physiotherapists are in high demand, particularly in rural and remote areas and in Indigenous communities. Physiotherapists can work in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation units, community health centres, schools and in private practice and sports medicine clinics. Additional entry requirements: as well as applying through QTAC, applicants must submit a JCU Application Form to the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences by 30 September 2011. The forms are available at www.jcu.edu.au/ fmhms/forms/index.htm #


Medicine & Health

Bachelor of Psychology Campus: Townsville, Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311081; Cns 321081 Key features

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville

Mode: on campus; full-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time

Duration: 4 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 5 years full-time

Prerequisites: English; plus either Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education

Prerequisites: English (Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education desirable) Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details.

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry (Biology highly recommended) #

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details.

• Psychology offers a wide range of career options

Mid-year entry: not available

• Graduates from the accredited four-year course can apply for conditional registration with the Psychologists Board of Queensland

QTAC code: Tsv 317041

Course overview Psychologists use scientific methods to study the human mind to assess, diagnose, prevent, and treat problems. Psychologists are interested in how people think, feel and behave. At JCU there are two options for studying Psychology – Bachelor of Psychology or Bachelor of Arts (see Humanities and Social Science section). The Bachelor of Psychology places strong emphasis on professional practice experience, including supervised field placements at JCU’s Psychology Clinic or with other social welfare agencies. Career opportunities Graduates can progress to provisional registration with the Australian Psychological Society. To progress your career as a professional Psychologist requires an additional two years of postgraduate study. Psychologists work in private practice, government policy development, health and allied health, education, human resource management, research institutions, the criminal justice system and correctional facilities. With further study they can also pursue research careers.

Key features • Students train in our on-site Speech and Language Clinic • Graduates are eligible for registration with the Speech Pathologists Board of Queensland and for membership of Speech Pathology Australia Course overview Speech Pathologists work with people of all ages who have difficulties communicating or swallowing. The first year of the course introduces students to the study of health science, human behaviour, anatomy, physiology, linguistics and phonetics. The subsequent years develop the knowledge, skills and personal qualities required to work with people with communication and swallowing disorders, and include a series of placements. Career opportunities Speech Pathologists are in demand across Australia. Speech Pathologists can pursue rewarding careers in a variety of settings including: early intervention, school education departments, community health centres, hospitals, rehabilitation units, nursing homes, mental health services, specialist disability agencies, private practice and university research.

Mid-year entry: not available QTAC codes: Tsv 316111; Cns 326111 Key features • Graduates are eligible for full membership of the Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science (AAESS) • Sport and Exercise Scientists examine the effects of physical activity and exercise, and how this relates to health and human performance • Practical opportunities include creating exercise programs for real-life clients Course overview This course focuses on the role of exercise in the enhancement of human performance in occupational, educational, sport, exercise and leisure settings. Topics covered include the role of exercise in the disease prevention and rehabilitation process, and human performance in occupational, educational, sport, exercise and leisure settings. Students complete 140 hours of practical placement to develop personal and professional skills. Career opportunities Graduates have a diverse range of career opportunities including: teaching and coaching in educational, sporting or recreational settings, fitness coaching, fitness centres, sporting teams, corporate health and fitness and roles with government agencies associated with sport and health.

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details. Mid-year entry: not available QTAC codes: Tsv 317051 Key features • The program has a focus on large animal husbandry and an on-campus working farm • Dedicated veterinary science laboratories and new veterinary clinic • Students have placements in Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Charters Towers and Malanda Course overview Veterinarians play a major role in the healthcare of pets, livestock, zoo animals, and sporting and laboratory animals. This course will give students the knowledge and skills to diagnose, treat and prevent disease in a wide range of animals. The final year is devoted to clinical and professional training in a series of clinical rotations. Graduates are eligible for professional registration with all veterinary boards in Australia and New Zealand, enabling them to enter veterinary practice. Career opportunities Veterinarians can work in private practice as small animal practitioners or as rural practitioners. They also work with government agencies and departments in animal disease control, animal production, livestock inspection and quarantine. With further study, graduates can pursue research careers. Additional entry requirements: as well as applying through QTAC, applicants must submit a JCU Application Form to the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences by 30 September 2011. The forms are available at www.jcu.edu.au/fmhms/forms/index.htm #

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St Clair Hayes Studying Bachelor of Veterinary Science , Final Year

I’ve always wanted to be a vet. My dad’s a vet so I’ve been involved in veterinary science since I was very young. The course is very challenging, both mentally and physically, but I like the idea of not sitting behind a desk all day. Practical components start early in the course – we do lots of small animal handling and complete practicals such as pregnancy testing cows, artificial inseminations and horse castrations. In 2010 a new emergency and after-hours vet hospital opened beside JCU’s veterinary precinct in Townsville, providing a first-rate learning and practical facility that complements JCU’s campus farm, which houses sheep, cattle, horses, pigs, fish and four university dogs. I average 30-36 contact hours a week, including two afternoons of practical sessions as well as tutorials. After graduating I hope to work in a mixed practice in a rural area. Being a vet is a lifestyle choice. It’s not a 9–5 job and there’s something different every day. The rewards come when you know you’ve done your best for the animals and people thank you for the treatment you’ve provided. As well as having good animal skills you need to be empathetic with people – it’s a multi-skilled job. At the moment I’m learning and studying all the time and I love it. I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. 86

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Medicine & Health Joint degrees Diploma of Health Science Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 1 year full-time Prerequisites: none

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise ScienceBachelor of Business

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise ScienceBachelor of Education

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (depending on business major)

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (depending on business major)

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 4.5 years full-time

Duration: 5 years full-time

Prerequisites: English (Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education desirable)

Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable)

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time

QTAC codes: Tsv 317111; Cns 327111

Prerequisites: English (Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education desirable)

Course overview

Mid-year entry: not available

Mid-year entry: yes

The Diploma is a flexible, one-year course that combines introductory subjects from JCU’s health and science areas. Diplomas are designed for:

QTAC codes: Tsv 316111; Cns 326111

• People who do not have the academic entry requirements for their preferred course and need a pathway course, or

With numerous majors available in the Bachelor of Business, this joint degree combines business skills with health and fitness expertise. Graduates will have exciting careers options. Depending on your Business major, you could become, for example: a business manager for retail sport businesses and gyms; a sports and events manager for major sporting facilities and events; manage fitness and wellbeing programs for corporations, and more.

• People who would like to try a ‘taste’ of university study before enrolling in a full degree. By completing core subjects in chemistry, mathematics and communication, plus subjects from JCU’s many health science areas including nursing, rehabilitation sciences and molecular sciences, the Diploma can equip you with foundation knowledge to enter a range of JCU’s health professional programs.

Why combine Sport and Exercise Science and Business?

Mid-year entry: not available QTAC codes: Tsv 31611 Why combine Sport and Exercise Science and Education? With this joint degree you can gain a teaching qualification to work in primary or secondary schools as a physical education teacher. You will also have in-depth expertise in sport and exercise science for careers in the fitness and health industries. You will be well-qualified for training and education roles in health and fitness for government sports departments, community centres, sports centres, gyms, resorts and the tourism sector.

Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Psychology

Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311081; Cns 321081 Why combine Psychology and Business? This joint degree will give you expertise in understanding human behaviour and how this impacts on organisations and business. Career areas could include: management, human resources, marketing and market research, training and development. With further study you could practise as a psychologist for a career in counselling or industrial and organisational psychology.

In the first instance you will need to discuss your subject choices with the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Molecular Sciences to design a suitable program for your interests and career goals: Townsville (07) 4781 4819.

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Science Our proximity to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics regions, plus ready access to a broad range of other unique environments makes JCU the ideal place to study Science. The Faculty of Science and Engineering at JCU is among the best in Australia and is recognised internationally for its expertise in tropical science, specifically in tropical and conservation biology, earth science, environmental science and marine science. Science at JCU includes a broad range of specialisations, allowing you to benefit from the multidisciplinary approach we take to research, which then informs our teaching. You will have access to an array of subject choices, areas of expertise and opportunities to work with world-class researchers in areas of special relevance to the tropics. The Bachelor of Science is a broad and flexible degree that gives you a deeper understanding of scientific principles while focusing on a key area of interest through your choice of major. Single and double majors are available after your first year. You may already know which area/s you would like to specialise in, however, if you are unsure then your first year of studies includes a diverse range of core introductory subjects that allow you to pursue a number of different directions.

The Bachelor of Science (Advanced) is aimed at high achieving students, the Bachelor of Marine Science is ranked among the top programs of its type in the world and the Bachelor of Geology offers you a unique opportunity to be coached by world leaders in this field. All of these courses make particular use of our tropical location. Our research capabilities offer you opportunities for hands-on learning at research stations in the Wet Tropics rainforests of Paluma and Cape Tribulation, a Marine Biology Research Station on Orpheus Island, the working cattle station Fletcherview, as well as field trips to many other locations. The involvement of staff and facilities from government agencies, industry and research organisations such as CSIRO, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management and the Australian Institute of Marine Science, ensures your course material is always at the forefront of the latest research. JCU also offers extensive Honours and postgraduate opportunities if you want to further your studies in Science.

Professional recognition JCU’s science courses are recognised by key professional associations. Depending on your specialisation, on graduation you may be eligible to join the following organisations: • Australian Biotechnology Association

• Australian Water Association

• Australian Coral Reef Society

• Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

• Australian Institute of Geoscientists • Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy • Australian Marine Science Association

• Geological Society of Australia

• International Association of Hydrological Sciences • Physics Institute • Planning Institute of Australia

• Australian Society for Fish Biology

• Royal Australian Chemical Institute

• Australian Society for Immunology

• Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia

• Australian Institute of Biologists

• World Aquaculture Society

Find out more about Science careers Australian Institute of Geoscientists http://aig.org.au Australian Institute of Medical Scientists www.aims.org.au Australian Marine Sciences Association www.amsa.asn.au Australasian Society for Immunology Inc. www.immunology.org.au Australian Society for Microbiology www.theasm.com.au Careers in Science www.csiro.au/csiro/people/careers.html Environmental Jobs Network www.environmentaljobs.com.au Maths and statistics careers www.mathscareers.org.au

NRM Jobs in environment, water and natural resource management www.nrmjobs.com.au Royal Australian Chemical Institute Inc. www.raci.org.au Sea Grant Marine Careers (US site) www.marinecareers.net Science Jobs – Journal of American Science www.sciencejobs.org Smart Future – science and technology careers in Queensland www.smartfuture.qld.gov.au Smart Moves by Questacon www.smartmoves.questacon.edu.au Statistical Society of Australia Inc. www.statsoc.org.au TipTop jobs for physicists http://tiptop.iop.org

Contacts Faculty of Science and Engineering Tel: (07) 4781 6823 Fax: (07) 4781 6844 <FacultySE.Tsv@jcu.edu.au> or <FacultySE.Cns@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/fse 88

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Degrees available • Bachelor of Biotechnology • Bachelor of Business & Environmental Science Majors: Aquaculture • Bachelor of Geology • Bachelor of Marine Science • Bachelor of Planning • Bachelor of Science (general program) • Bachelor of Science (with major) Majors: Aquaculture Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Chemistry Ecology & Conservation Environmental and Marine Geosciences* Environmental Science Genetics & Genomics Geography Geology Marine Biology Marine Biology Advanced

Graduate starting salaries* Biological Science graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45,000 Geology graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60,000 Mathematics graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $52,000 Physical Science graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,600 The Australian government is encouraging Science graduates to become teachers, with generous scholarships and reduced study costs.

With additional qualifications, for example, a Graduate Diploma of Education, you could earn a teacher’s starting salary of $56,900 in Queensland from 2011. *Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2010.

Mathematics Microbiology Pharmacology Physics Physiology Zoology • Bachelor of Science (Advanced) available with all of the Bachelor of Science majors except Bachelor of Science (general program) • Bachelor of Sustainability* • Diploma of Science Joint degrees • Bachelor of Arts– Bachelor of Science • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)-Bachelor of Science • Bachelor of Engineering– Bachelor of Science • Bachelor of Science– Bachelor of Laws * new programs, subject to final approval Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Bachelor of Biotechnology

Bachelor of Business & Environmental Science

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Townsville

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Prerequisites: English; Chemistry; Maths B

Prerequisites: English; Chemistry; Maths B

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details – 1800 246 446

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: not available QTAC Code: Tsv 316221 Key features

Louise Schoneveld Studying Bachelor of Geology

It’s hard to find people who like rocks as much a I do, so doing a uni course and meeting like-minded people is fantastic. The appeal of studying geology was sparked after studying Earth Science at high school and joining the Australian Student Mineral Venture, which involved visiting mine sites throughout Queensland. In first year the course deals with general science, but as I love camping and being in the middle of nowhere, I’m really looking forward to doing four weeks field work during the semester break. Our geology teacher is also taking us to the Undara lava tubes as an extra-curricula activity, so that’s exciting. I find it fascinating learning about the earth’s processes of creating rocks, the big volcanic eruptions, the gentle layering of sedimentary rocks and the metamorphic pressures that change rocks over millions of years. We also discuss earthquakes and volcanic events and how they can be predicted by sea level fluctuations. The course offers electives, which means you can study something totally random. I’ve chosen a physics subject so I’m also learning astronomy. The Townsville campus is great and I love living at college, meeting new people and having fun. As a result of joining a Facebook site called Engineering and Science Scholarships I successfully applied for a Queensland Resources Council scholarship, which helps pay my college fees. When I finish my degree I’ll probably work at a mine site, then move into exploration when I’m more experienced. Environmental science also interests me, and making the mine experience a positive one for rural communities. 90

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• Biotechnology graduates work in a vast range of industries from medical research to biochemistry and from genetic counselling to community relations – career opportunities abound for those interested in science and technology • Graduates can join the Australian Biotechnology Association, Australian Society for Microbiology, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Cell Biology and Australasian Society for Immunology Course overview Biotechnology is the science of using living organisms, or their products, for commercial purposes. Advances in genetic engineering, cell culture, molecular biology and agriculture have rapidly generated new applications for biotechnology. This is an interdisciplinary course, drawing teaching staff from a wide range of science and health disciplines at JCU. You will gain practical experience in well-equipped laboratories. Career opportunities This is an exciting field that is growing rapidly. Graduates enjoy career opportunities as researchers, consultants, policy makers and managers in industry, research laboratories, and in health and veterinary industries that develop biotechnology products.

QTAC codes: Tsv 316341 Key features • Combine science-based subjects with business content for new careers in business and sustainability • A solid understanding of environmental principles and impacts is essential in today’s business world • JCU is a world leading university in environmental science Course overview Business professionals need to work across issues of environmental impact and the business bottom line. Core subjects provide a solid grounding in business and environmental science topics. You can then choose from an exciting range of elective subjects including business, environmental science, marine science, aquaculture and ecology to develop an area of interest or a range of generic skills and cross-disciplinary knowledge. A major in aquaculture in the Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science offers the unique opportunity to play a role in the world’s fastest growing primary production industry as it expands through Asia. This major provides the decision-making and business capabilities for a career in aquaculture production, environmental policy, marine resource mangement and aquaculture marketing and business management. Career opportunities Graduates can work across a vast range of areas. Some career examples include: environmental advisers to businesses, natural resource advisers, consultants, researchers and academics.


Science

Bachelor of Geology Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only) Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English (Chemistry, Maths B desirable or students are required to undertake Chemistry and Mathematics preparatory subjects in their first year)

Bachelor of Marine Science Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only) Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Mid-year entry: yes

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446

QTAC codes: Tsv 316311; Cns 326311

Mid-year entry: yes

Key features • Geology graduates enjoy excellent career prospects, with significant skill shortages in this area • Includes industry placements with consultancies and minerals and mining companies • Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Environment Institute of Australia, Geological Society of Australia and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Course overview This course is designed for those who want to study planet Earth to become professional geologists. You will learn about the interacting systems that formed the planet and continue to shape it today. These include the origin of natural resources and energy, and natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanos. As a professional you will be concerned with natural resources and understanding natural and human induced changes to planet Earth. Fieldwork in a variety of spectacular Queensland locations is an important part of the training. Career opportunities Geologists locate new minerals, energy and water resources, and determine the most efficient ways to extract these resources and rehabilitate the sites. The resources sector is a major contributor to the Australian economy, with many employment opportunities and some of the highest graduate salaries. Professional geologists also work in consultancies, and government agencies such as Geological Surveys and Geoscience Australia.

QTAC codes: Tsv 316251; Cns 326251 Key features • JCU is a world-leading institution for Marine Science teaching and research • Students may be eligible to become members of the international body, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMAREST) • Graduates can join professional organisations including the Australian Marine Science Association and the Australian Coral Reef Society, to name a few Course overview Marine science is the study of the marine environment, which brings together marine biology, oceanography, marine geosciences and environmental management subjects. JCU has outstanding facilities for Marine Science including a modern research station at Orpheus Island on the Great Barrier Reef, research vessels, research aquariums and opportunities to study the superb reef and coastal environments of tropical northern Queensland. Career opportunities Marine scientists work with private and government agencies, or as private consultants in areas including: conservation policy, environmental management, impact assessment, tourism and education. Graduates who gain higher qualifications and research experience can pursue research careers in universities or research organisations.

Bachelor of Planning

Bachelor of Science

Campus: Townsville, Cairns

Overview Studying Science at university will give you the skills to observe, experiment and seek new knowledge across a wide array of fields. JCU is renowned for its teaching and research excellence in Science. Our students benefit from highly qualified teaching staff, many of whom are leaders in their fields.

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes

You will have the opportunity to enjoy exceptional opportunities for practical experience and field trips, with unparalleled access to the World Heritage regions of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforests. JCU facilities include island, rainforest and outback research stations, research vessels and on-campus laboratories and information technology resources.

QTAC codes: Tsv 316271; Cns 326271 Key features • There is a nationwide shortage of planners • Planners work with councils, government, engineers, architects and planning companies • The course is accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia • JCU’s Centre for Tropical Urban and Regional Planning is committed to excellence in planning Course overview Planners decide on land use and the design and appearance of cities and towns, and their services. This course places a strong emphasis on the tropical, regional and urban environments and is an excellent preparation for a career anywhere in Australia or overseas. JCU’s location close to the World Heritage listed environments of the Wet Tropics rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef, coupled with fast-growing cities, give our students excellent practical opportunities throughout the course.

The Bachelor of Science is a flexible degree. It can be studied as a general program with English as the only prerequisite subject required or it is available in specialist majors. Information about each major is set out separately below. You can select a single major or combine two areas of interest into a double major. There are also several joint degree options, combining the Bachelor of Science with another degree, for example Engineering, Arts or Law, will give you complementary skills in two areas in a shorter period of time than it would take to complete two separate degrees.

Career opportunities Graduates enjoy exceptional career prospects and can pursue employment as planners, policy makers, consultants, researchers and impact assessors for government agencies at federal, state and local levels, or with development companies and consultancies.

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Bachelor of Science General Program

Bachelor of Science Aquaculture

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first two years only)

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Bachelor of Science Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only)

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446

Key features

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: not available

• Not sure which Science major is right for you?

QTAC codes: Tsv 316381; Cns 326381

QTAC codes: Tsv 316061; Cns 326061

Key features • Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing primary industry and supplies more than 40% of the world’s fish • JCU has extensive aquarium facilities on the Townsville campus • Graduates can join the World Aquaculture Society, Australian Marine Sciences Association, Australian Society for Fish Biology, and Australian Institute of Biologists

Key features

Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 316371; Cns 326371

• Customise a course structure around your own science interests • Select introductory subjects to gain prerequisites for other courses Course overview This is a flexible option in the Bachelor of Science, with a single prerequisite of English. Students can complete bridging Mathematics and Chemistry subjects in this course and progress to other Bachelor of Science disciplinary majors requiring these subjects for entry. Contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering for further information on 07 4781 6823. Career opportunities General science graduates can pursue careers in government, education (with further qualifications), interpretative tourism and in many areas that use the skills developed in this degree.

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Course overview Aquaculture is the cultivation of plants and animals from the sea and inland waters. It includes industries such as fish farming, oyster and pearl cultivation, and prawns and freshwater crayfish production. The Aquaculture course combines a scientific education with business knowledge and hands-on experience. Career opportunities Graduates can choose from a variety of career options, ranging from technical positions in hatcheries and nurseries to managerial and research roles. Employers may include commercial fish farms, public and private hatcheries, aquaculture support industries including food production and disease control, biotechnology companies, fisheries management and environmental protection and conservation.

• This is an expanding field of study as gene technology advances • Excellent laboratory facilities and an interesting program of visiting lecturers to complement your studies • Good staff-student ratio for individual attention and support Course overview Studying biochemistry and molecular biology unlocks the molecular basis of life. Students learn how cells survive, how they break down compounds and harvest the energy contained within them, how these processes are integrated and how biochemical processes are regulated. Students will also learn the basic principles of molecular biology and the tools used in gene cloning, and examine topics including ethics, and intellectual property rights. Career opportunities Graduates will have a wide range of employment opportunities, from pathology and hospital laboratories through to the food, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as government departments and research laboratories. Graduates who gain higher qualifications and research experience can pursue careers in universities or research organisations.

Bachelor of Science Chemistry Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only) Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446 Mid-year entry: not available QTAC codes: Tsv 316061; Cns 326061 Key features • Scientists with a chemistry specialisation are some of the most highly paid science professionals • Career examples include: mineral processing, patent attorney, research scientist, medical research, quality control, product design and development, research and development for the pharmaceutical industry • Graduates can become members of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Inc. Course overview Chemistry is the science of materials, their properties, and their transformations. The course incorporates the traditional areas of physical, analytical, inorganic and organic chemistry as well as topics in environmental, medicinal, marine chemistry and chemical ecology. Career opportunities Chemistry is a fundamental science that underpins many other specialisations. Graduates work in: manufacturing and processing industries, mining, the pharmaceuticals and health-related industries, agriculture, food industries, state and federal government agencies (e.g. forensic science, customs and patents), defence, education (with additional qualifications) and research institutes. Graduates who gain higher qualifications and research experience can pursue careers in universities or research organisations.


Science

Bachelor of Science Ecology & Conservation Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Bachelor of Science Environmental & Marine Geosciences (subject to final approval)

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Duration: 3 years full-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Duration: 3 years full-time

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Mid-year entry: yes

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446

QTAC codes: Tsv 316061; Cns 326061

Mid-year entry: yes

Key features • Ecology and conservation professionals are crucial to maintaining biodiversity and healthy ecosystems • JCU is the perfect place to study ecology and conservation as the surrounding environments offer access to the rich biodiversity of the tropics (reef, rainforest, savannah) • JCU is renowned for its teaching and research in biological science Course overview Ecology is the study of plant and animal distribution and their interaction. Conservation deals with sustainable management of natural systems, species and communities, and the supporting theory behind it. The course provides the knowledge and skills to address the interactions and complexities behind the natural and physical systems. Career opportunities The course is designed for those who seek careers as biologists in government departments and agencies, consulting companies, national and international conservation and environmental management organisations and research organisations and universities. Career examples include: wildlife officer, environmental scientist, technical/scientific officer, science teacher (with additional qualifications), fisheries/forestry officer, environmental consultant and science writer or journalist (with additional qualifications).

QTAC codes: Tsv 316061; Cns 326061 Key features • This course provides a clear pathway for students wishing to study in the fields of hydrology, soil science, physical geography, climatology, and marine and environmental geology • A wide variety of fieldwork is included • Graduates can join a number of professional societies depending on their field of specialisation Course overview The degree is focused on understanding and dealing with earth surface processes, deposits and landforms, including those in the marine and coastal realm. The degree takes advantage of our strategic position, with access to a varied collection of tropical landscapes (including the Great Barrier Reef), hydrological and climate regimes, and proximal to a range of important industries (such as mining) in which graduates from this program could seek employment. Career opportunities Graduates in this program will work in a diverse range of occupations, including geomorphologists, soil scientists, hydrologists, research scientists, environmental geoscientists with remediation expertise, and marine geoscientists, with opportunities in industry, government departments, consultancies and research organisations. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Scott Hansen Bachelor of Science (Zoology & Marine Biology), 2010

I was originally from Canberra and moved to Townsville to study Marine Biology because JCU is one of the world leaders in the field. When I started the course I really enjoyed the zoology components so I decided to do a combined degree. In the first and second years of the Marine Biology course we did lots of lab work and field trips to Magnetic Island. In third year we spent time at JCU’s Orpheus Island research facility and studied reef fish. One subject looked at endangered species where we examined their status and future outlook. We are learning from some of the best scientists in the world and it’s wonderful being able to do something I love. For Zoology we travelled to Borneo, Malaysia for two weeks which was a real highlight. I implemented a research study on native bats and visited the Sepilok Orangutang Rehabilitation Centre. The course is pretty full on, with over 20 hours of class time a week plus you’re expected to do time outside those hours. But much of it is lab or group work, which is both enjoyable and interesting. The contact hours decrease in subsequent years with the self-learning aspect becoming more important and course papers become more applicable. I also did some intensives which meant I completed some subjects more quickly. Living on campus is excellent in first year because you meet heaps of national and international students and make new friends. Plus there are lots of college functions, the sporting side is great and you can walk to class. I also plan to do my honours and I believe if you are a good student and study hard there are plenty of opportunities out there. 94

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Bachelor of Science Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science Genetics & Genomics

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only)

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: not available

QTAC codes: Tsv 316391; Cns 326391

QTAC codes: Tsv 316061; Cns 326061

Key features

Key features

• This course includes field work and practical work in the diverse tropical environments of northern Queensland

• Genomics is a new field born from developments of the Human Genome Project

• Depending on their specialisation, graduates may be eligible to join: Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Environment Institute of Australia, Geological Society of Australia, and Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Course overview The course provides an understanding of the biological, physical and social sciences that apply to the study of the environment. It is designed for students who enjoy fieldwork and are interested in learning how to solve environmental problems. Graduates gain theoretical and practical skills in environmental analysis. Career opportunities Environmental scientists work in state and federal government agencies, local government, agricultural and mining industries. They also work in planning and management areas including: environmental impact assessment, conservation and land management, coastal zone management, pollution management, mine site rehabilitation and environmental education.

• Research and biotechnology companies now rely on a knowledge of genetic and genomic methods, meaning increased career opportunities • JCU has state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities for genetics Course overview The course covers plant, animal and human genetics and their applications for health, science and industry. Specialist researchers who are world experts in their field travel to JCU every year and contribute to teaching, ensuring students are up-to-date with the latest techniques and discoveries. You will be encouraged to complete vacation placements. Career opportunities Graduates can forge careers with emerging biotechnology industries, health diagnostics and pharmaceutical companies that rely on genetic and genomic methods. Combined with other qualifications, including joint degrees, career opportunities also exist in: genetic counselling, patent law, secondary school teaching, and bioprocess engineering.


Science

Bachelor of Science Geography

Bachelor of Science Geology

Bachelor of Science Marine Biology

Bachelor of Science Marine Biology Advanced

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only)

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only)

Campus: Townsville

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Prerequisites: English; Chemistry; Maths B

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry; minimum of OP 6

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

QTAC codes: Tsv 316231

QTAC codes: Tsv 316061; Cns 326061

QTAC codes: Tsv 316061; Cns 326061

QTAC codes: Tsv 316061; Cns 326061

Key features

Key features

Key features

Key features

• Geographers help provide the solutions to many problems affecting society and the planet

• The resources sector is vital to the Australian economy, meaning geologists are in demand and earn high salaries

• JCU was the first university in Australia to offer specialised training in marine biology

• This course features a wide variety of field work including vegetation surveys, mapping and research projects • JCU researchers and students work closely with government resource management agencies Course overview Geography is the science of place. The course examines land use, ranging from Aboriginal land management to conservation management and urban development. There is a strong focus on field skills and problem solving. Field trips make the most of national parks and World Heritage areas in northern Queensland. Career opportunities Geographers study patterns and processes in land use and are ‘big picture’ professionals. Graduates work in government agencies, for example: Environmental Protection Agency, CSIRO, and non-government organisations such as WWF and Nature Conservancy. With further study, graduates can pursue careers as researchers or as teachers in schools and universities.

• Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Environment Institute of Australia, Geological Society of Australia, and many more • Students can choose a Bachelor of Geology to focus solely on Geology, or the Bachelor of Science (Geology) to include a second major or area of interest Course overview Geology is the study of the Earth - the materials it is made of, the processes that shape it and the history of our planet and its life forms. The course emphasises that the Earth is composed of many interacting and changing systems, some of which we examine in field trips to a variety of Queensland locations with spectacular rocks and minerals. Career opportunities Geologists locate new resources of minerals, energy and water, and determine how to extract these resources and rehabilitate the sites. A geological background is a strong foundation for any career in the sciences because of the multidisciplinary nature of the subject.

• Graduates can join several professional associations including the Australian Marine Science Association and the Australian Coral Reef Society Course overview Marine biologists study the living resources of the world’s oceans. JCU is a world-leading institution for marine biology teaching and research. Our location gives students and researchers ready access to a wide variety of tropical marine systems including coral reefs, tropical estuaries, mangrove habitats and seagrass beds. Facilities include our marine biology research station on Orpheus Island, research vessels and extensive aquariums and laboratories to support teaching and research at an advanced level. Career opportunities Marine biologists work around the world, in private and public agencies, or as private consultants in fields such as conservation policy and environmental management, impact assessment, tourism and education. Graduates with higher qualifications and research experience can pursue research careers in universities and research organisations.

Mid-year entry: not available

• Marine Biology (Advanced) students gain additional research training, field trips experience, scientific writing skills and leadership preparation • Emphasis on interpretation and analytical skills • Graduates can join several professional associations including the Australian Marine Science Association and the Australian Coral Reef Society Course overview This three-year course is for high achieving students who are seeking higher level quantitative interpretation and analytical skills. Students can participate in the Tropical Marine Network subjects at a range of island research stations in Queensland, in collaboration with other universities. Career opportunities Marine biologists work around the world, in private and public agencies, or as private consultants in fields such as conservation policy and environmental management, impact assessment, tourism and education. Graduates with higher qualifications and research experience can pursue research careers in universities and research organisations.

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Bachelor of Science Mathematics

Bachelor of Science Microbiology

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only)

Campus: Townsville

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446

Mid-year entry: Townsville only; contact Faculty of Science and Engineering as early entry will be required

Mid-year entry: not available

QTAC codes: Tsv 316061; Cns 326061 Key features • Mathematicians earn some of the highest graduate starting salaries • The study of mathematics and statistics is increasingly important as the world becomes more reliant on computers, information and technology • Graduates can join the Australian Mathematical Society Course overview Mathematics provides the tools for analysing and solving practical problems involving numbers, space and relationships. Statistics is a branch of mathematics that is vital to planning for governments and organisations. At JCU you can combine mathematics with a second major from, for example, physics, chemistry or the biological sciences. You can also select elective subjects from outside the science area in, for example, business, economics or information technology. Career opportunities Graduates are in high demand and receive significant remuneration for their skills. Career paths include: applied research (operations, econometrics, biometrics, market research, mathematical modelling, actuarial science); fields where large data sets need to be organised, managed and analysed (oceanography, systems analysis, meteorology, engineering, finance); and mathematics teaching. 96

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QTAC codes: Tsv 316061 Key features • The study of microorganisms and larger parasites is important as they are often agents of disease, useful in biotechnology, central to DNA technology and just generally helpful in keeping the planet habitable • This course includes practical application including vacation placements • Graduates can join the Australian Society for Microbiology Course overview Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms. Microbiologists at JCU study the helpful and destructive links between microbes and animals, and humans and plants. Researchers investigate the relationships of these organisms in marine, freshwater, rainforest and savanna settings. Particularly important areas of study include bacteriology, virology and immunology. Career opportunities Microbiologists have rewarding careers in: veterinary and health sciences, food and beverage manufacture, research and quality control, biotechnology, pollution monitoring and control, manufacture of pharmaceuticals, paints and cosmetics, minerals extraction, agriculture, aquaculture and forestry industries. Graduates specialising in Microbiology are sought after by industry and the public sector.


Science

Bachelor of Science Pharmacology

Bachelor of Science Physics

Bachelor of Science Physiology

Bachelor of Science Zoology

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry; Physics (or Maths C in lieu of Physics)

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: yes

QTAC code: Tsv 316061

QTAC codes: Tsv 316061; Cns 326061

Key features

Key features

• Human physiology is the foundation of health-related sciences such as medicine and nursing

• The biodiversity of the tropics makes JCU a remarkable place to study zoology

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446 Mid-year entry: not available QTAC codes: Tsv 316061 Key features • Pharmacology is a fundamental science in the development of new medicines • This course has strong links with local hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry and research bodies • Work-ready graduates are in demand in the pharmaceutical industry, biomedical research and hospital laboratories Course overview Pharmacology is the study of chemical agents, or drugs, and the ways they affect living systems. The course has an innovative teaching program and encourages a high degree of hands-on experience. Natural products increasingly form the basis for new drug treatments. Areas of high biodiversity, especially in the tropics, are attractive to pharmacology researchers and JCU has expertise in natural products research. Career opportunities Pharmacologists can pursue careers in the pharmaceutical industry, in biomedical research and with hospital laboratories. Graduates who gain higher qualifications and research experience can have careers in universities and research organisations.

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Enquiry Centre for details - 1800 246 446 Mid-year entry: not available QTAC codes: Tsv 316061 Key features • Physics provides the framework for all other sciences and technologies • Students are exposed to meteorology and oceanography options which are unique in Australia • Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Physics Course overview Physics is the study of the laws of nature – how and why things behave as they do. Physics at JCU provides excellent student support and includes small group practical and tutorial sessions, computer-based learning and a variety of interaction between staff and students. There are opportunities to explore applied environmental physics with options in meteorology and oceanography. Career opportunities Physics graduates can pursue careers in a wide range of industrial, scientific and educational occupations. They work in: health and medicine, meteorology, environmental monitoring, energy production, telecommunications and computing. Graduates with higher qualifications and research experience can pursue research careers in universities or research organisations, specialising in, for example, molecular physics, astronomy, marine physics, electromagnetic remote sensing and gaseous electronics.

• Study the complexities of how living organisms function in a constantly changing environment • Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science (AAES) Course overview Physiology is the study of how living organisms function. This course incorporates aspects of biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, pharmacology and the physical sciences. You will benefit from JCU’s close links to local hospitals and health departments, which ensure a range of practical placements in fully-operational facilities. JCU’s physiology course also incorporates a high degree of hands-on science and extensive student-lecturer interaction is encouraged. Career opportunities JCU physiology graduates are sought after by a range of employers, from biomedical research laboratories to sports academies. Graduates with higher qualifications and research experience can pursue research careers in universities or research organisations.

• Zoology students have modern facilities and can visit field stations across northern Queensland Course overview Zoology is the study of the animal world: the ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology and behaviour of the various classes of animals. Introductory subjects lay a sound foundation for the study of form and function within the context of the environment. Subjects in later years specialise in key areas that will allow you to pursue your career or research interests. JCU is home to national research centres including the Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research, Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Ecology, Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility, and the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change. Career opportunities Zoologists work in ecological, educational and conservation related fields including: national park management, faunal assessment and species conservation, pest and disease control, university teaching and research, museum collecting, management in zoos and wildlife parks and as consultants.

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Bachelor of Science (Advanced) – available in some science majors

Bachelor of Sustainability (subject to final approval)

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (depending on major)

Campus: Cairns

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time

Duration: 1 year full-time

Duration: 3 years full-time

Prerequisites: none

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: yes

Mid-year entry: TBA

QTAC codes: Tsv 316191; Cns 326191

QTAC codes: TBA

Course overview The Diploma is a flexible, one-year course that combines introductory subjects from the Bachelor of Science. Diplomas are designed for:

Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 3 years full-time Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry; minimum OP of 6 Mid-year entry: not available QTAC codes: Tsv 316361; Cns 326361 BSc - Advanced (Aquaculture) Tsv 316401; Cns 326401 BSc - Advanced (Environmental Science) Tsv 316411; Cns 326411 Key features • Available across all Bachelor of Science majors (except for Marine Biology, which has its own Advanced program) • This Advanced course is for students who wish to gain research training, scientific writing skills and leadership preparation • Course includes additional subjects, internships and placements with research groups and organisations • Students gain a higher level of quantitative interpretation and analytical skills • Entry requires OP6 or higher Course overview This option is for high achieving students who would like to explore science more deeply. Students will have opportunities to participate in the academic culture of their chosen study area. Academic advisers in the Faculty of Science and Engineering can help design a course structure to match interests and career plans. Career opportunities Graduates have a high level of understanding and practical application in their chosen specialisation, along with an appreciation of the role science plays in our modern world.

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Key features • The degree will produce graduates with a broad understanding of sustainability issues combined with disciplinary competence that will enable them to influence policies and programs, and corporate direction, in a field of ever-increasing significance • The degree is inter-disciplinary and cross-faculty incorporating conservation, planning, resource management, tourism, agriculture, environmental science and business, with sustainability as a central theme • The degree will have a focus on the tropics Course overview The degree is in an innovative and creative interdisciplinary degree utilising subjects in environmental science, marine and tropical biology, social science, business, law, anthropology and tourism, broadly grouped into three sustainability core themes (ecological, social and economic). Students will also complete a disciplinary major. Career opportunities Prospective employers include all tiers of government, commerce and industry, and the broad range of environmental-related employers.

Diploma of Science

• People who do not have the academic entry requirements for their preferred course and need a pathway course, or • People who would like to try a ‘taste’ of university study before enrolling in a full degree. The course includes a wide variety of subjects. You will receive advanced standing/credit towards a Bachelor of Science for relevant subjects successfully completed. In the first instance you will need to discuss your subject choices with the Faculty of Science and Engineering to design a suitable study program for your career goals: Cairns (07) 4042 1330 Townsville (07) 4781 6823.


Science Joint degrees Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science Campus: Townsville; Cairns (depending on Science major) Mode: full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry and any other requirements for the Science major Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031 Why combine Science and Arts? Broaden your career horizons, literally. For example, an Arts major in Languages can lead you to work with scientists from different countries and cultures; a major in Journalism can lead to a career in science writing or editing; a major in Psychology could open up a whole world of further study and research possibilities. The options are almost limitless. Check the Humanities and Social Sciences section and the Journalism, Communication and Languages section of this guide to learn about Arts possibilities.

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)-Bachelor of Science Campus: Townsville; Cairns (depending on Science major) Mode: full-time or part-time Duration: 4.5 years full-time Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry and any other requirements for the Science major Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 313111; Cns 323111 Why combine Science and Education? Secondary science teachers are in great demand. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard about the skill shortages in education and teaching in general; the shortages are even greater for science teachers. Schools are crying out for qualified and passionate science graduates to join their ranks. Combining your Science degree with Education gives you the best of both worlds: in-depth science knowledge coupled with the ability to teach and inspire the next generation of budding scientists.

Bachelor of EngineeringBachelor of Science

Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Laws

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only, depending on Science major)

Campus: Townsville; Cairns (depending on Science major)

Mode: full-time or part-time

Mode: full-time or part-time

Duration: 5 years full-time

Duration: 5 years full-time

Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry and any other requirements for the Science major

Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry and any other requirements for the Science major

Mid-year entry: yes (commencing in mid-June), MA1000 is a core subject and commences prior to study period 2

Mid-year entry: yes

QTAC codes: Tsv 314051; Cns 324051 (first year only) Why combine Science and Engineering? Engineers have a unique way of solving problems facing our society today. Combine Science and Engineering to learn about applying practical solutions to solve the big issues facing our planet. Your enhanced skills and perspectives, depending on your Science major, can lead to careers in government departments and agencies, natural resource management, environmental consulting, communication technologies or a range of opportunities where your problem-solving skills and knowledge will be put to the test.

QTAC codes: Tsv 311061; Cns 321061 Why combine Science and Law? Ever wondered about the ethical implications of genetic engineering, who owns the rights to a new scientific discovery or who is legally responsible for environmental issues? Combining your Science degree with Law can open up many and varied career paths including, but not limited to: private legal practice; intellectual property and patent law; environmental law; forensic law; genetics; environmental science; climate change policy; biotechnology research and industries; and actuarial and insurance industries.

Please note, not all majors within the Bachelor of Science are available as joint degree options. Contact the Faculty of Science & Engineering for advice â&#x20AC;&#x201C; (07) 4781 6823.

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Student life JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friendly staff give you the support you need to succeed in your studies.

In this section read about: Our campuses Accommodation Travel while you study What is uni study like? Support services Library, technology and study resources Indigenous students at JCU

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Townsville campus Fast facts

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Campus area: 386 hectares Total students: around 12,000 International students: around 1,500

Undergraduate students: 70% Postgraduate students: 17% Students living on campus: around 1,250


Townsville campus Townsville campus Sprawling bushland and a mix of contemporary and heritage facilities characterise the expansive Townsville campus. This is JCU’s largest campus, with approximately 10,500 students. The campus is set in 386 hectares of bushland and natural parkland, 13 kilometres from Townsville’s central business district. The campus lies in the heart of the growing western part of the city, alongside the Townsville Hospital and riverside developments. The campus includes the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, cafés, bars, retail outlets, a new fitness centre, research centres and a wealth of student clubs and societies. Over 1,250 students from diverse backgrounds live on campus in colleges and halls of residence, making it a vibrant, learning community. With plenty of free parking, on-campus childcare options and a spacious layout, the campus is very student friendly. New infrastructure development, built in line with the university’s commitment to sustainable growth, has seen JCU

partner with CSIRO to create the Australian Tropical Science and Innovation Precinct (ATSIP) - a world class tropical research hub that has been established to focus on finding scientific solutions for sustainable natural resource use in the tropics – on the Townsville campus.

Townsville city Townsville has a population of 181,000 and is Australia’s largest city in the tropics. It is situated in the dry tropics, where most days are sunny. The average daytime temperature during autumn, winter and spring (when most of the teaching year takes place) is 28°C.

Activities

Getting there

The Townsville region offers plenty of social activities and entertainment choices all year round, including a range of free and low-cost options. From bushwalking to island trips, national sporting events to art shows, and coffee or dinner with friends at the city’s premier restaurant precinct, there is an abundance of things to do on your weekends or in your study breaks.

Flights from Brisbane and other regional Queensland towns operate daily to Townsville. The flight time from Brisbane is 90 minutes. The shuttle flight from Cairns takes 50 minutes. Townsville is approximately 1,300 kilometres from Brisbane and 380 kilometres from Cairns. Queensland Rail operates a Brisbane–Townsville service three times a week.

Townsville is a thriving coastal city and port. It’s a stepping-off point for visiting the Great Barrier Reef, and picturesque Magnetic Island is a 20-minute ferry ride away. The resort regions of the Whitsunday Islands and Mission Beach are also within easy reach. It’s also a gateway to historic outback towns such as Charters Towers. Find out more about Townsville at: www.townsville.qld.gov.au

Learn about our natural campuses online: www.jcu.edu.au/discovernature

Further info For information on our campuses and locations visit the Future Students site: www.jcu.edu.au/study For interactive campus maps, visit: www.jcu.edu.au/maps

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Cairns campus Cairns campus Take in the views of the rainforest and the Coral Sea in this picturesque location in the foothills of Cairns’ northern beaches. The Cairns campus combines a spectacular natural setting with modern and innovative teaching facilities. The campus nestles below rainforest covered mountains in the suburb of Smithfield, 15 kilometres north of the city centre and near the popular northern beaches suburbs. With a student population of around 3,500, the campus includes an impressive library and information technology building, exceptional science teaching laboratories and specialist health and science research facilities. The Australian Tropical Forest Institute opened in 2007 and houses the national Australian Tropical Herbarium and leading plant research facilities. The attractive and growing campus includes a new student hub with student bar, café, bookshop and outdoor performance venue. With free parking, bike paths, and a regular bus service, the campus is easily reached. The nearby Smithfield shopping centre has supermarkets, branches of all major banks, a post office and specialty shops. There are five childcare centres in less than a kilometre radius of the campus. A commercial student accommodation complex is located opposite the campus.

Cairns city Cairns is in the wet tropics, with distinct wet and dry seasons and an average daytime temperature similar to Townsville. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia.

Attractions include visiting and diving on the Great Barrier Reef, exploring the picturesque Atherton Tableland, the Daintree rainforest region or the nearby resort regions of Port Douglas and Mission Beach. Cairns has a diverse population of over 130,000. The city centre is popular with tourists from around the globe and offers plenty of cafés, bars, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Cairns also offers excellent cultural and sporting facilities. For more info on Cairns visit: www.cairns.qld.gov.au and www.cairns.com.au

Activities Cairns is lively and cosmopolitan with a multicultural heritage. Leisure activities in and around town including: swimming or having a barbecue at the Esplanade swimming lagoon, visiting Rusty’s markets for the freshest tropical fruit and vegetables, spending a day snorkelling at Green Island or Fitzroy Island, bushwalking in the Wet Tropics tracks around Cairns, or taking in the local music scene at one of the many clubs and venues in the city centre.

Getting there Flights operate daily to Cairns from Brisbane, Sydney and other interstate cities. The flying time to Brisbane is approximately two hours. Cairns is approximately 1,700 kilometres from Brisbane and 380 kilometres from Townsville. Queensland Rail operates a Brisbane–Cairns service three times a week. Cairns is one of the busiest international airports in the country, with direct flights from Asia, the USA and the Pacific.

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Study centres and international campuses Singapore JCU Singapore was established in 2003 as part of the university’s expressed intent of internationalising its activities, and boasts a student population of more than 2200. The campus offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in business, information technology, psychology and education. Its aim is to provide education that is in harmony with the economic, social, environmental, legal, and cultural needs of the region, particularly in terms of its strategic geographic location. Learn more about Singapore at: www.jcu.edu.sg

Brisbane Our Brisbane campus offers business and IT degrees to international students and is operated by Russo Higher Education. Located in Queen Street in the city centre, the campus is housed in a renovated high-rise complex. The campus also offers a central city location if you are seeking information about studying at JCU. Find out more at: www.jcub.edu.au

Mackay The JCU Mackay Education and Research Centre’s new facility, located in a new two-storey building as part of the Mackay Base Hospital

redevelopment, provides support for students studying externally. The facility houses medical students from the JCU School of Medicine and Dentistry, and contains tutorial and clinical rooms, study areas and administration areas. Mackay is a prosperous, multicultural coastal city with a population of around 78,000. Learn more about Mackay at: www.mackayregion.com

Mount Isa JCU’s Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health offers nursing courses with a special emphasis on rural, remote and Indigenous health care. The centre houses teaching rooms, a library and research facilities. Mount Isa is the administrative centre for remote west Queensland, with a population of around 19,000. Learn more about Mount Isa at: www.mountisa.biz

Thursday Island JCU’s study centre on Thursday Island delivers nursing and education courses to the most northerly region of Australia, off the tip of Cape York. Thursday Island is the administrative centre for the 20 islands of the Torres Strait, which have a distinct Indigenous culture and heritage. Learn more about the Torres Strait at: www.tsra.gov.au


Cairns campus Fast facts

Campus area: 88 hectares Total students: around 3,500 International students: around 400

Undergraduate students: 80% Postgraduate students: 11%

The swimming lagoon on the Cairns Esplanade.

Aerial view of Cairns campus (foreground)

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Accommodation JCU’s Accommodation Service can help you find the right accommodation for your needs, whether it’s on campus, in a share house or an apartment.

Your accommodation options will depend on availability, your budget and your individual preferences. Townsville and Cairns are large regional cities with a range of housing options for students.

On-campus or off-campus – what’s the difference? On-campus means living in student halls and colleges located on the University campus. JCU’s Townsville campus has eight residences offering on-campus accommodation for around 1,250 students. Off-campus means any accommodation located off the campus and includes rental properties, share houses or full-board arrangements in private houses.

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What does it cost? Student halls and colleges on the Townsville campus offer full-board, single room and share options, with a range of prices. An average price per week for a student room in a hall or college with full-board (all meals provided) in 2011 ranged from $270 to $290. Rental and share accommodation in Cairns and Townsville can cost around $120–180 per week for a room in a share apartment or house. Help with accommodation costs On-campus halls and colleges offer discounts for up-front payments or if you have a brother or sister staying there. If you have to move away from home to study and are from a disadvantaged background, Commonwealth government scholarships can assist with relocation and accommodation costs. See page 128 for scholarship information.


Townsville

JCU Accommodation Service

The John Flynn College

Approximately 1,250 students live in student halls and colleges on-campus. Most colleges offer full-board accommodation, providing three meals a day. Some have self-catering options, where you cook for yourself.

The Accommodation Service can help you find suitable accommodation – from on-campus student halls and colleges in Townsville to private rental and share accommodation in the local community.

Catered accommodation for more than 200 students. The rooms are set in small complexes with share lounge, kitchen, and bathroom facilities. The College is affiliated with the Uniting and Lutheran Churches and is open to all students.

Student halls and colleges provide: a single study/bedroom furnished with bed, desk, chair, bookshelves, wardrobe, phone connection, internet access and email address. Additional facilities may include computer rooms, televisions, laundry, sport and recreation resources and tutorial support. The halls and colleges are listed below and you can contact them directly or visit the Accommodation Service website for links. The Accommodation Service also manages eight, 2-bedroom units off-campus; contact the Service for more information.

The Service coordinates the application process for the halls and colleges on the Townsville campus. You can apply online at any time via the Accommodation Service website. There are administration fees. Competition is strong for accommodation on campus, so it’s best to contact the Service early and not leave it until late in the year. You are welcome to also contact the colleges directly to discuss the facilities.

Tel: (07) 4727 7500 <info@johnflynn.org> www.johnflynn.org St Mark’s College An Anglican Church college open to all students, providing accommodation for 153 male and female students. Tel: (07) 4779 5044 <stmarks@jcu.edu.au>

If you prefer off-campus accommodation, the Service maintains an online database of houses, units, granny flats, share accommodation, full board and caretaker arrangements. Visit the Accommodation website to view the database.

The Catholic College of St Raphael and St Paul St Paul offers accommodation for 150 male and female students on separate floors. St Raphael’s offers accommodtion for 80 female students. Some self-catering options are available, and a new co-ed wing opened in 2010. Tel: (07) 4727 7800 <catholiccolleges@jcu.edu.au> JCU Halls of Residence JCU manages four nondenominational halls for 770 students: University Hall, George Roberts Hall, Western Courts and Rotary International House. Options include full-board and self-catering, single and twin-share rooms, and townhouses. Some wheelchair-accessible self-catering units are available.

Further info JCU Accommodation Service Townsville (07) 4781 4148 <Accommodation@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

Tel: (07) 4781 5777 <JCUHalls@jcu.edu.au>

Cairns Cairns is a popular tourist destination with a large number of commercial accommodation providers offering short and long-term accommodation. JCU’s Accommodation Service can provide further information about these options. Footprints Cairns Student Lodge Situated opposite the campus and providing fully-catered accommodation for 200 students,

the Lodge offers swimming pool, barbecue area, volleyball courts, dining room and conference facilities. There is an on-site manager. Tel: (07) 4057 1102 or <info@studentlodge.com.au> Cairns Sharehouse This service maintains share facilities for students and backpackers in houses and apartments around Cairns.

Mount Isa JCU’s Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health (MICRRH) provides self-catered accommodation in the city for 36 students, for those on professional placements. Contact MICRRH for information. Tel: (07) 4745 4500 or <micrrh@jcu.edu.au>

www.cairns-sharehouse.com

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Travel while you study Experience the world, become a global citizen – all while completing your JCU degree. International Exchange Program JCU’s Exchange Program is your passport to the world – it gives you an exciting one or two semesters of study at a partner international university and can add value to your degree. Students from most study areas at JCU can participate in the Exchange Program. Studying overseas is an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. It gives you a chance to expand your educational horizons, step outside the borders of your curriculum, make new friends and enhance your qualifications with an international perspective. Immersing yourself in a new country and culture will present opportunities for self-discovery as well as academic and professional development. And employers will value your international experience and achievements. You do not need to pay international fees to the host university. As a Commonwealthsupported student your student contribution amounts will remain the same, as per your Australian subjects. Your academic results are credited towards your JCU degree (subject to Faculty approval). There are more than 40 international partner universities to choose from, most with subjects taught in English:

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• Austria: Management Centre Innsbruck • Canada: University of Guelph, University of New Brunswick, University of Victoria • China: China University of Political Science and Law • Colombia: Universidad de La Sabana • Denmark: University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark • Ecuador: Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Universidad Espiritu Santo • France: Université Toulouse-le Mirail • Germany: Berlin School of Economics & Law, Universities in the state of Hessen, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg, University of Bremen, University of Kassel, Phillips University Marburg • Great Britain: University of Dundee, University of St Andrews • Japan: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University , Hokkaido University, University of the Ryukyus • Korea: Chung-Ang University • Mexico: Technologico de Monterrey • Netherlands: Erasmus University Rotterdam, NHTV Breda University, Universiteit Maastricht • Norway: University of Bergen, University Of Oslo • Slovenia: University of Ljubljana

• Sweden: Uppsala University • USA: Hawaii Pacific University, Northern Arizona University, Oregon University System, Purdue University, San Diego State University, State University of New York @ Oswego, University of Hawaii @ Hilo, University of North Carolina @ Greensboro, University of Miami, University of Wisconsin @ Platteville.

Bachelor of Languages JCU’s Bachelor of Languages is a four-year degree that includes one year of study and immersive language experience at a partner international university. Find out more about language study options in Journalism, Communication and Languages on page 64.

Help with travel costs There are loans and grants to assist with the cost of your overseas exchange. Some schools and faculties at JCU offer travel grants. The main assistance, however, is through the Australian government, which offers loans under the OS-HELP scheme.

OS-HELP is designed to encourage overseas student exchanges and helps eligible students with the cost of airfares, accommodation and other travel or study expenses. These loans are repaid in the same way as HECS-HELP loans. Find out more at : www.goingtouni.gov.au/main/ quickfind/studyoverseas/oshelp.htm or http://www.jcu.edu.au/student/ Loans/os-helploans/index.htm

Student Mobility Office The JCU Student Mobility Office manages the Exchange Program. Your first step towards an international adventure as part of your JCU degree studies should be to contact the Student Mobility Office as early as possible, preferably during your first year of study. Advanced planning makes the process much easier. Staff can help you choose a partner university to match your course requirements and personal interests, and will take you through the application process.

Further info JCU Student Mobility Office (07) 4781 4108 <exchange@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/student/exchange


Robert Gronbeck Studying Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Exchange student for one year at Maastricht University, Netherlands

I wanted to take part in an international exchange because of the fantastic opportunity to travel overseas and study as part of my degree. I had friends in Europe and chose Maastricht because the university catered to English speakers and had a good reputation. OS-HELP and Austudy helped with finances and I also managed to get a Faculty travel grant. I can highly recommend Maastricht. My studies there were interesting and unique. You study in a Problem Based Learning (PBL) system, which lets you play a more active role in the kind of learning outcomes you want to pursue. The subjects were some of the most interesting I have ever completed. Maastricht is in the heart of Europe and travel to other countries was very easy. There were many highlights during my year, but one of the best was the student sports program. There were loads of sports and fitness activities and tons of local and international students to meet. The student nightlife was amazing, with frequent themed parties all just a bike ride away. And I made it into the Guinness World Records for the most people to simultaneously breath fire – something I will cherish forever! Finally, keeping in touch with friends and family was so easy with modern technology. At UM you could Skype people back home onto a wall-sized projector. It was almost like they were there with you. The local Dutch were welcoming, friendly and fun, especially when they played up for three days straight at Carnavale – something you cannot miss! Good luck, or as they say in Maastricht, ‘success’!

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What is uni study like? University is an independent learning environment that will develop your confidence as well as your knowledge and skills. How is university different from school? Study at university is self-directed. You are responsible for keeping up to date with your study material, weekly reading, practical tasks and submitting assignments on time. You will be immersed in your study area and encouraged to express your thoughts and opinions. If you make the most of your studies, it can be one of the most stimulating and exciting times of your life. Although it’s an independent learning environment, this doesn’t mean you won’t have help when you need it. For example, student mentors are available to answer your questions and to give advice on what to expect in your classes. Free study skills classes in, for example, time management and essay writing will help you stay on top of your study commitments. Find out more in the Support Services section opposite.

Returning to study? Going to university as a mature-age student can be daunting, but more and more people are discovering that with the stimulation and confidence that university study brings, you gain far more than just a degree. To help you find your

feet before you begin studying, JCU offers a five-day orientation course called Uniprep. For more information see Preparing for Uni in the Support Services page opposite.

Full-time or part-time – what’s involved? For full-time students taking eight subjects (or 24 credit points) a year, the combination of lectures, tutorials, practical sessions plus reading and preparation time at home, will add up to around 40 hours per week. This is the equivalent of a full-time job. Part-time options are available for most JCU courses, giving flexibility for students with work or family commitments.

How often will I have to go? Each subject has its own amount of contact hours, which are the number of hours you are required to be on campus each week. This can be as little as six or as many as 20 hours per week. It depends on your course and your subjects. Usually you can arrange your timetable so that you can have at least one day when you have no scheduled contact hours.

Lectures and tutorials – what’s the difference? Lectures involve a lecturer presenting information to many students in a lecture theatre. In this situation there is limited communication between the lecturer and the students. Tutorials, however, are small groups of students, led by a tutor, in which you cover the unit material, interact with the tutor and other students. The tutors are there to help you to understand the material and to expand on it. Some courses also include regular laboratory and practical sessions, field trips or work placements.

Flexible options You can usually design your study timetable to fit around the rest of your life. At JCU the majority of subjects are delivered on campus by face-to-face teaching. A growing number of subjects are also available online (flexible delivery mode), which allows you to fit your study around other commitments. Some subjects will be available in short blocks, known as ‘intensives’ and held during vacations. In addition, our online services for students mean you can

complete many tasks from your home computer. See Library, Technology and Study Resources on page 112 for details.

Assessment Assessment methods vary between subjects. Generally a subject will have written assignments and examinations. Other assessment could include: tutorial presentations, attendance at lectures and tutorials, contribution to discussions, and the completion of practical, field or laboratory work. Familiarise yourself with the assessment needs early in your subject so you can be well-prepared.

Field trips and work placements JCU believes in offering students practical opportunities throughout their studies. That’s why many courses include field trips and work placement components. Placements can occur during study or vacation periods, and could take place throughout northern Queensland or beyond. Many of our graduates progress to full-time careers with their work placement employers.

Uni Experience For high school students. Get hands-on at uni and learn what it’s really like. Talk to your guidance officer or careers teacher for details on how to sign up.

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Support services You might want help with an assignment, need part-time work, have money problems or just need someone to talk to – our student support services are there to help. Preparing for uni Short courses to get you prepared These Faculty-specific programs are available to all enrolled students and take place two weeks before Study Periods 1 and 2. They are facilitated by senior students who pass on their advice about making a successful transition to university study. Find out more at: www.jcu.edu.au/learningskills

for all students. Workshops, short courses, individual and group consultations as well as online resources will help you improve your organisational skills, writing skills, reading and note taking, exam preparation, oral presentations, grammar and much more. www.jcu.edu.au/learningskills

Disability support

‘O’ week happens the week before Study Period 1 and 2 commence. It brings together activities, workshops and fun events for new students. ‘O’ Week will help you get to know the campuses, library services, computer services and more. It’s also a great time to make new friends, who will be starting out with you.

AccessAbility is a confidential support service for students with a temporary or permanent disability, injury, illness or health condition. The service provides access to assistive technologies and negotiating teaching and assessment alternatives and assistance with tutors and note takers. Contact a JCU AccessAbility support adviser before starting study if you need to discuss your support needs.

Uniprep

www.jcu.edu.au/disability

Uniprep is a five-day program that targets new students who may not have studied for some time. Offered before the start of each teaching period, it includes information sessions, campus tours, library skills sessions and tips on all the support that is available. Uniprep is a great way to find your feet on campus, make friends and settle in with your studies. Places are limited, and you need to book. Find out more at:

Student equity office

Orientation Week

www.jcu.edu.au/studentequity/uniprep

Student Mentor Program This successful program links new students with suitable mentors who are usually in their second or third year of study towards a similar degree. As well as giving valuable assistance with course and study queries, mentors provide a great way for new students to make friends and contacts on campus. www.jcu.edu.au/learningskills/mentor

Writing and learning skills The Learning Centres in the Townsville and Cairns campus libraries offer academic support

JCU values diversity and endeavours to increase access to tertiary studies for students from a variety of backgrounds, and to provide an optimal environment to achieve success. The Student Equity Office supports groups that are not well represented in tertiary education including Indigenous Australians, people from non-English speaking backgrounds, people from rural and isolated areas, people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, people with disabilities and for groups in areas of study in which they are under-represented.

Safety on campus

JCU Student Association

Security personnel are present on campus 24 hours per day, seven days a week. They are available to escort students to their cars after hours. Students can contact JCU security personnel from any JCU phone.

The JCU Student Association manages a range of facilities and support services for its student members including student eateries, student clubs, sport and recreation services, welfare advice and student discounts. Membership fees start from $15.

Careers advice and student employment

www.jcu.edu.au/studentassoc

English language skills

The Careers and Employment Service provides workshops, advice and guidance on careers, employment and further study. It liaises with employer groups and hosts annual careers fairs on the Townsville and Cairns campuses. The Service also offers a job search website, Career Hub, for students and graduates.

For international students or students from non-English speaking backgrounds, the James Cook English Language Centre runs a variety of English courses in Cairns and Townsville. www.jcu-elc.net.au

International students

www.jcu.edu.au/careers

International students receive assistance with settling into life in Australia from our International Student Advisers.

Chaplaincy A multifaith chaplaincy service is available at the Cairns and Townsville campuses, providing spiritual and religious support to students and staff.

www.jcu.edu.au/international

www.jcu.edu.au/chaplaincy

JCU alumni There are many rewards for choosing to study at JCU and one of them is becoming a JCU Alumni. JCU graduates enjoy a network of more than 30,000 graduates worldwide and regular updates on JCU, alumni networks and career development. www.jcu.edu.au/alumni

www.jcu.edu.au/studentequity

Counselling The Counselling Service offers a confidential, free service at both Townsville and Cairns campuses, providing personal counselling by qualified psychologists for a wide range of academic and personal problems.

Further info Links to all these support services are available at the Current Students site at: www.jcu.edu.au/student

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Library, technology and study resources You’ll have access to the latest learning technologies, plus free assistance and training to help you make the most of these resources and services. Computer services Using technology will help you to work effectively and save you time. At JCU all students get a free computer account to access the Internet (with a monthly quota) and email from campus or home. There are more than 1000 computer workstations for students to use on our campuses and study centres, and the main computer laboratories in Townsville and Cairns are open 24 hours a day, every day. The JCU library and many schools and departments also have dedicated computer workstations for students. Wireless zones in the library and around the Cairns and Townsville campuses let you access the web from your own laptop. Printing is available using the JCU CopyPrint service. Using your home computer with a dial-in or broadband connection can save you time and means you don’t need to be on campus every day. Online services include: • delivering assignments • contacting your lecturers by email • joining in a class discussion group • checking lecture notes • downloading lecture and library podcasts • downloading subject materials • AskNow (Library assistance via instant messaging) • library and IT training • accessing and downloading full-text library journals • ordering textbooks from the JCU bookshop • searching the library catalogue, reserving or renewing books and DVDs • checking your timetable • changing your enrolment details. The JCU Bookshops in Townsville and Cairns sell software at education prices. Members of the JCU Student Association

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can buy computers (and lots more) at discount rates. Find out more at Uni Discounts: www.unidiscounts.com.au

Library services The JCU library collection is impressive, with more than 500,000 items located either at the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, Townsville campus or at the Cairns campus library. Students on either campus may request items from the other location for loan via the online catalogue. Items can be reserved or loans extended online. You can also register to receive library alerts by SMS on your mobile phone. Off campus library services are available to students living further than 50 kilometres from either the JCU Townsville or Cairns campuses. Online resources include: more than 260 databases and more than 34,000 full-text serial titles; ResearchOnline for student theses and staff publications; and Reserve Online for subject and course readings, and past exam papers.


“The JCU library collection is impressive, with more than 500,000 items.” Special library collections include the historical North Queensland Collection (books and photographs), extensive archive collections, local newspapers and rare books. Both libraries are great places to meet in and study. There are extensive opening hours, wireless facilities for laptop users, individual and group working spaces and plenty of computer workstations. The new Information Commons provides for 24x7 study and computer access at the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library. Our friendly librarians will help you to make the most of your Library including assisting with your research queries and showing you how to access and use the many online resources.

Free computing and library help and training All students can access free computing and library support through InfoHelp.

InfoHelp will help you with any library services or computer-related issues. For example, InfoHelp can advise you on setting up your laptop to maximise services such as JCU wireless, CopyPrint, or free anti-virus updates. InfoHelp is available by phone, online or in person on the Cairns and Townsville libraries. Visit the Library homepage at www.jcu.edu.au/library InfoHelp at: www.jcu.edu.au/infohelp JCU’s Learning Advisers offer students free courses and workshops throughout the year to help with writing and learning skills. Online courses cover topics including time management, note taking and essay writing. Learning Centres are based in the Townsville and Cairns libraries. You can usually find student mentors there too, so they are a great place to go for help. Find out more at: www.jcu.edu.au/learningskills

Online teaching support LearnJCU is JCU’s online teaching resource. LearnJCU brings together study materials and interactive functions including: • subject outlines • assessment details • reading lists and useful links • appropriate items in the Library including textbooks, articles, lecture notes, podcasts and past exams • interactive resources including discussion forums with your lecturer and class mates, live chat and your own web page • uploading of your assignments.

Manage Online Enrolment eStudent is the portal to your personal details and enrolment and fee information. Through eStudent you can: • view, update and confirm your personal details • submit your online Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form

• enrol and withdraw from your subjects • confirm enrolment • Print Enrolment Advice for Centrelink and Tertiary Transport applications • view and pay your fees and charges online • check exam results

Other online services The StudentsOnline service brings together vital functions for all students to assist with enrolment and study. Examples of services available through StudentsOnline include: • accessing your email • access to other student portals - eStudent and LearnJCU • access your Commonwealth Assistance Notice • checking any library fines • paying CopyPrint and Net Access fees online • submitting subject surveys. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Indigenous students at JCU Find out about the many opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at James Cook University.

Proud heritage JCU is proud to have one of the highest Indigenous participation rates of any university in Australia. Northern Queensland is home to many Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders and JCU’s education and support programs aim to increase the number of Indigenous people gaining university qualifications. There are more than 350 Indigenous students on our campuses in Townsville and Cairns and at our study centres in Mount Isa and Thursday Island. Our Indigenous students come from a diverse range of communities – from urban, rural and remote areas including the Gulf of Carpentaria, Cape York and the islands of the Torres Strait. Each year JCU-trained Indigenous doctors, teachers, nurses and accountants graduate and make a difference throughout Queensland and beyond. 114

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Further info Visit the Future Students website to view specific information for Indigenous students: http://cms.jcu.edu.au/study/ indigenous-students

School of Indigenous Australian Studies (SIAS) SIAS provides specialist services and courses for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students including: • Tertiary Access Course (TAC) – this prepares students who do not have senior school subjects for entry to many degree programs at JCU. TAC is offered full-time over six months or part-time over one year. • Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Australian Studies) – available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. Subjects include community development and family wellbeing, Indigenous world views and Indigenous history.

• Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) – provides tutorial help for all Indigenous students enrolled in undergraduate courses at JCU. SIAS has facilities for Indigenous students on the Townsville and Cairns campuses that combine teaching and study areas, computer rooms, common rooms and courtyard areas. Further info School of Indigenous Australian Studies Townsville (07) 4781 4676 Cairns (07) 4042 1046 <schoolofindigenous australianstudies@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/sias

Indigenous Health Unit JCU is committed to increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals in northern Australia. The Indigenous Health Unit from JCU’s Faculty of Medicine, Heath and Molecular Sciences provides pathway courses for entry to health science degrees as well as ongoing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students already enrolled in courses within the Faculty. The Unit manages the Indigenous Health Careers Access Program (IHCAP), which enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people to become eligible for entry to all JCU health courses. Further info Indigenous Health Unit Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences Tel: (07) 4781 6113 www.jcu.edu.au/ihu


Get work experience while you study – Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) ICS is an Australian government program that aims to improve the professional employment prospects for Indigenous Australians. It links Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander full-time university students with a sponsoring employer, to provide regular paid work experience for each year of their studies, and the potential for permanent employment after graduation. Students also receive financial assistance to help with their study. This is a successful scheme at JCU and there are approximately 90 Indigenous cadetship students. Further info Visit the Indigenous Cadetship Support scheme online at: https://www.ics.deewr.gov.au

RATEP – community-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teacher education program JCU’s award-winning RATEP program is a community-based teacher education pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is offered in partnership with the Queensland Department of Education and Training and Tropical North Queensland TAFE. It allows students to remain within their local community while completing the requirements of the Bachelor of Education through a RATEP site. RATEP delivers the Bachelor of Education through interactive multimedia course materials, combined with short on-campus sessions. It enables education students to complete their studies in their communities. Professional experience is undertaken in schools in students’ local communities as well as in Townsville. The success of the program can be seen in the

growing number of Indigenous teachers in our region. The completion of this course does not restrict graduates to practise in Indigenous communities. As registered teachers, graduates are qualified for employment anywhere as primary school teachers. For further information contact the School of Education in Townsville on: (07) 4781 4369 or visit the School of Education website at: http://www-public.jcu.edu. au/education/index.htm Or visit the following Education Queensland website:

Scholarships Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can access a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to help with the cost of study and with relocation and accommodation expenses. The Australia government offers scholarships specifically for Indigenous students to help with study costs, accommodation costs and for pathway courses that help Indigenous people to qualify for entry to degree studies. See page 121 for more information on these and other scholarships. Or visit JCU’s scholarships website at: www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships

www.ratep.eq.edu.au

Library support The James Cook University library in Cairns and Townsville has allocated librarians who help Indigenous students with library resources.

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Entry and application information Everything you need to know about applying to study at JCU.

In this section read about: Entry requirements Terminology How to apply Alternative entry pathways Study costs Helping you pay Degree tables

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Entry requirements What you need to get into your course. School leavers

Additional requirements

Academic entry requirements

Some courses, such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy and veterinary science also require a separate application to JCU, or an interview. These are summarised in the Study Area pages of this guide.

Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank*

Some courses with professional placements require Hepatitis B immunisation and/or Blue Card for working with children.

To enter a bachelor degree at JCU you’ll need to meet the academic entry requirements for your course, or the interstate equivalents (see table on page 120). All bachelor degrees at JCU require senior English. Some degrees, for example in health or science, may also require subjects such as Chemistry or Maths B. You will need to attain a Sound Achievement or better over four high-school semesters in your senior subject. Overall Position (OP) As well as the appropriate year 12 subjects, you will also need a Queensland Overall Position (OP) or equivalent rank (TER, UAI, ENTER or OP ineligible) high enough to be competitive for entry to that course. The OP/ ranks for entry to JCU courses last year are shown in the course tables at the end of this guide. They are also listed in the QTAC Guide and on the QTAC website.

Australian Year 12 measures of overall achievement 2010

The Nationally agreed common index is called: UAI in NSW & ACT; ENTER in VIC; TER in SA, NT, WA & Tasmania.

Queensland Overall Position (OP)

QTAC Selection Rank

99.00

1

99

97.50

2

97

95.50

3

96

94.00

4

94

92.00

5

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If at the end of Year 12 you do not attain all the prerequisites for a course that you are interested in, or if you do not get the OP or rank you need for entry, you should contact JCU’s Student Enquiry Centre.

89.00

6

90

87.00

7

88

84.00

8

86

82.00

9

83

80.00

10

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We offer bridging courses in some prerequisite subjects, such as Maths B and Chemistry, over the summer vacation and there are entry programs including diplomas and the Tertiary Access Program (TAC) that can provide a stepping stone to your chosen degree.

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75.00

12

76

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13

74

70.00

14

71

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15

69

65.00

16

67

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17

65

60.00

18

64

55.00

19

62

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20

61

50.00

21

60

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22

59

45.00

23

58

40.00

24

57

30.00

25

56

What if you don’t get the OP or subject you need?

Table supplied by QTAC. * Previously known as the Interstate Transfer Index (ITI)

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Non-school leavers

Additional requirements

Academic entry requirements

Some courses, such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy and veterinary science also require a separate application to JCU, or an interview. These are summarised in the course information pages of this guide and in the course tables at the end of this guide.

If you have been out of school for a while you will still need to meet the minimum entry requirements for your chosen course. These could include completion of year 12 subjects such as English, Chemistry or Maths B, or their interstate equivalents (see page 120). You will need to attain a Sound Achievement or better over four high-school semesters in your year 12 subject. Overall Position (OP) / rank As well as meeting the minimum academic entry requirements, you will need to meet the selection rank for your chosen course. The selection ranks for JCU courses from last year are shown in the course tables at the end of this guide. They are also listed in the QTAC Guide and on the QTAC website. QTAC can assess your qualifications and/or work experience and assign you a selection rank. You may benefit from completing the Personal Competencies Assessment (PCA) statement with QTAC. PCA is an alternative pathway for people without formal educational qualifications, or those who feel that their formal qualifications may be insufficient for entry to their preferred course. What if I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the prerequisites or rank? You still have options. These include: sitting the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) through QTAC; completing bridging subjects or a diploma; or completing a six-month Tertiary Access Course. See Alternative Entry Pathways on page 124 for more information on these options. The QTAC website also has helpful information for non-school leavers.

Some courses with professional placements require Hepatitis B immunisation and/or a Blue Card for working with children. Want to check if you are eligible to apply? QTAC offers an Assessment of Qualifications Service that will help you judge if you are likely to qualify for tertiary study. There is a charge for this service. See Further Info panel below for QTAC contact details. Advanced Standing (credit for previous studies) If you have already completed a degree, TAFE diploma or university subjects, you may be entitled to advanced standing. For further information, contact JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Student Enquiry Centre.

International students In addition to satisfying the minimum academic requirements for entry, prospective international students must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language by achieving a score in a recognised test such as IELTS or TOEFL. For further information visit James Cook International online at: www.jcu.edu.au/international The James Cook English Language centres in Cairns and Townsville offer a variety of English language courses throughout the year. Contact <enquiry@JCU-ELC.net.au>

Further info JCU Student Enquiry Centre Freecall 1800 246 446 <EnquiriesTownsville@jcu.edu.au> or <EnquiriesCairns@jcu.edu.au> Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) General admission and application enquiries: National 1300 467 822 or 07 3858 1222 www.qtac.edu.au The QTAC Guide is available from July 2011 from QTAC or most Queensland newsagents.

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Entry requirements Continued... Prerequisite subject equivalents Interstate, International Baccalaureate (IB) and New Zealand – based on 2010 entry scores QLD*

ACT

NSW

SA/NT

TAS

VIC

WA

IB

NZ

4 semesters at Sound Achievement (SA) or better

50%+ (as percentage grade) in T Majors only**

50%+ (average of examination mark and school assessment)**

D or better (from Publicly Examined Subjects [PES] only)**

Sound Achievement or better (Exit level of achievement)**

20+ (scaled study score)**

50%+ (Subjects scaled mark)**

4 or higher**

2.0 (Achieved or better at NCEA Level 3)**

English

• English • Language and Literature • World Literature

• English Standard • English Advanced • English as a Second Language • English Extension 1 • English Extension 2

• English • English Studies • English as a Second Language • English Communication

• English • Literature • Writer’s Workshop • World Literature

• English • English (ESL) • Literature • English Langauge

• English • English ESL General • English for ESL Students • English Literature • English Course • English as an Additional Language or Dialect

• English A1 (HL or SL) • English A2 (HL or SL) • English B (HL or SL)

• English

Mathematics A

• Mathematical Applications

• General Mathematics • Maths in Society • Maths in Practice

• Quantitative Methods • Mathematical Methods

• Mathematics Applied • Maths Applied • Mathematics Applied Senior Secondary 5C

• Further Mathematics

• Mathematics 1 • Mathematics IV • Modelling with Mathematics

• Mathematical Studies (SL)

• Statistics and Modelling

Mathematics B or Mathematics I

• Mathematics • Specialist Mathematics

• Mathematics (2U to 4U) • Mathematics Extension 1 • Mathematics Extension 2 • Mathematics

• Mathematical Studies • Mathematics 1

• Mathematics Methods Senior Secondary 5C • Maths Stage 2 or 3 • Algebra and Geometry • Analysis and Statistics • Mathematics

• Mathematical Methods

• Calculus • Applicable Mathematics • Mathematics II

• Mathematics (HL or SL) • Further Mathematics (SL)

• Mathematics with Calculus

Mathematics C or Mathematics II

• Mathematics II

• Mathematics (3U to 4U)

• Specialist Mathematics • Mathematics 2

• Mathematics Specialist Senior Secondary 5C • Mathematics Stage 2 + 3

• Specialist Mathematics

• Discrete Mathematics • Applicable Mathematics • Mathematics III

• Mathematics (HL) • Further Mathematics (SL)

na

Physics

• Physics

• Science (3U or 4U) • Physics (2U) • Physics

• Physics

• Physics • Applied SciencePhysical Sciences

• Physics

• Physics • Physics (HL • Physical Science or SL)

• Physics

Chemistry

• Chemistry

• Science (3U or 4U) • Chemistry (2U) • Chemistry

• Chemistry

• Chemistry

• Chemistry

• Chemistry

• Chemistry (HL or SL)

• Chemistry

Biology or Biological Sciences

• Biology

• Biology (2U) • Biology

• Biology

• Biology

• Biology

• Biology • Human Biology

• Biology (HL or SL)

• Biology

* Includes external year 12 subjects ** Exceptions may be made in some cases. Contact Student Enquiry Centre for advice.

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Terminology Definitions of some common university terms. ABSTUDY – Australian Government income support for some Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students. Advanced standing – subjects completed at another university or education provider that can count as credit towards subjects in a JCU degree. Alternative entry – entry to a course via options alternate to the formal entry requirements. Academic, professional and vocational qualifications and/or achievements may be considered.

Exchange students – includes: JCU students who study at an approved overseas university for one or two teaching periods as part of their JCU degree; and international students who come to study at JCU for one or two teaching periods. External mode – a course where the entire program can be studied off-campus using mail packages and/or online materials. Faculty – the organisation of several academic fields into an academic area responsible for the administration of courses.

Austudy – Australian Government income support for full-time students aged 25 years or over who meet the eligibility requirements.

Field trip – travel to and work at a place or places away from campus and supervised by JCU teaching staff.

Bachelor degree – the first level of study undertaken at a university, typically requiring three to four years of full-time study.

Flexible mode – includes a variety of delivery modes including distance education, block mode and intensive.

Block mode – subjects delivered via this mode require attendance at classes held as block teaching sessions which may take place on or off-campus. They may take place over weekends or evenings.

Full-time study – where a student is enrolled in at least 18 credit points (usually six subjects) in one academic year, or 9 or more credit points in a teaching period. A normal full-time load is 24 credit points spread over an academic year.

Census date – the date on which a student’s enrolment in a subject is taken to be finalised. Commonwealth supported student – a student who occupies a Commonwealth/Australian government supported place (formally known as a HECS place). Course – a combination of subjects required to satisfy the requirements of an award (diploma or degree). Credit point – JCU’s subject structure is based on multiples of 3 credit points. Most subjects have a credit point value of 3. Degree – a university award at Bachelor, Master or Doctoral level. Discipline – an area of study. Elective subjects – subjects that are not core subjects for your course, but that you can select and complete towards your degree.

Graduates – those who have successfully completed a university degree. Honours – usually an additional year of advanced or more specialised study plus a research component that includes a thesis. An honours degree usually requires a minimum of four years of full-time study, and usually needed for entry to postgraduate research degrees. Intensive mode – delivered by block mode on or off-campus over a week or weekends. Joint degree – an award involving the combination of two degrees. These can be completed in less time than completing the degrees separately. Limited attendance mode – a combination of flexible delivery (online and print materials) with some on-campus attendance.

Major – an approved sequence of subjects leading to a specialisation, for example, Bachelor of Arts with a major in History. Mode – the delivery method for a course or subject. For example, on-campus, flexible delivery or offcampus. Subjects external, block mode, or limited attendance. OP (Overall Position) – the score obtained by Queensland Year 12 students upon completion of their studies. Part-time study – where a student is enrolled in less than 18 credit points (usually six subjects) in one academic year or less than nine credit points (usually three subjects) in a teaching period. Personal Competencies Assessment – see Special Tertiary Admissions Test. Placement – attendance at an external organisation for most of the duration of the subject for work experience/practicum/clinical placement, for example for nursing or teaching degrees. Postgraduate – a higher level course of study that you generally take after you complete a Bachelor degree. Prerequisite – a requirement for entry to a course, usually successful completion of a specified senior school subject. QTAC – Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre – the central admissions body for all undergraduate degree programs in Queensland.

Student contribution amount – this is an amount per subject that all Commonwealth supported students must pay as a contribution towards the costs of their university education. It can be paid up front or deferred with a HECS-HELP loan. Student Learning Entitlement (SLE) – an entitlement that gives eligible students access to a Commonwealth supported place for a specified amount of study. Student Mobility Office – coordinates exchange programs where JCU students attend an overseas university for part of their course. Study period – the period of time when a subject is delivered. JCU has two main study periods, and several shorter ones. Subject – a part of a course identified by a code, title and credit point value. Teaching period – a part of the academic year. At JCU the academic year is divided into two teaching periods: Teaching Period 1 is the first 6 months of the year; Teaching Period 2 is the second six months of the year. Undergraduate – undergraduate studies are the first tier of university study and include bachelor degrees, diplomas and certificates. Youth Allowance – Australian Government income support for full-time students aged under 25 who meet eligibility requirements.

NB. International students, however, apply directly to JCU. Selection rank – the score assigned to non-immediate Queensland Year 12 students to reflect their qualifications and work experience. Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) – a multiple-choice test via QTAC that enables Australian mature-aged applicants to demonstrate aptitude for tertiary study.

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How to apply Follow these steps to apply for your chosen course. QTAC All applicants for undergraduate study at JCU apply through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). Exceptions are international students and applicants for certificate courses. You can visit the QTAC website for full details about the application process, or get a copy of the QTAC Guide from Queensland newsagents from July 2011.

Planning your course preferences On your QTAC application you can select up to six courses, in order of preference, for study in 2012. Planning your preferences is important and can help increase your chances of gaining a university place. Generally, your first two choices should be your ideal courses; the third and fourth should be your more realistic courses that could provide another way to the career you have chosen; fifth and six choices should be the courses you are prepared to do if you miss out on the others and that can help you upgrade to another course once you have completed at least a year.

Remember that you have the opportunity to change your preferences with QTAC in later offer rounds, see Key Dates opposite. Visit the QTAC website for more information on ordering your preferences. The QTAC entry process now takes place over several offer rounds so you may need to re-order your preferences after an offer round, or accept an offer ‘conditionally’.

School leavers If you are a current Australian Year 12 student, you apply for entry to JCU courses online with QTAC using the Twelve-to-Tertiary (TTT) service at: www.qtac.edu.au/Applying-CurrentYr12/Introduction.html Your high school will usually provide instruction and guidance on the application process. You will receive a copy of the QTAC Guide from your school. There is an application fee which increases after October.

Offer rounds JCU will be participating in the following QTAC offer rounds: November, December, January and February. If you want to be sure of a place at JCU in 2012, you should complete your application by the on-time application date of 30 September 2011. This is also the final application date for a number of health courses at JCU.

Track your application All successful applicants receive an offer advice in the mail. You can check if you have an offer via QTAC’s Current Applicant online services.

Before you start the online process: 1. Make sure you have your Student Identification Number, provided by your school. 2. Make sure you have a credit card or QTAC Prepayment Voucher, if you don’t wish to defer payment or pay by BPAY. 3. Have details of any additional studies you have completed, such as traineeships. 4. Have a list of up to six Queensland courses that you would like to apply for, with their QTAC codes, in order of preference. 5. Check if your courses also require a separate application to JCU (some health courses do). 6. Have a computer with the right browser settings (check QTAC site) and printer. 7. W  atch the training movie and demonstration on the QTAC site to get familiar with the process.

To complete your online application: 1. Enter your Student Identification Number 2. Enter the matching QTAC PIN (equal to the day and month of your birth) 3. Select your payment option 4. Confirm your personal details 5. Enter your course details for each section, and review before lodging 6. Print your Confirmation of Lodgement and any other documents such as your deferred payment slip or BPAY advice slip.

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Non-school leavers If you are an Australian, non-school leaver you apply to QTAC using their Apply-by-Web (ABW) online service. There is an application fee, and this increases after October.

Before you start the online process: 1. You will need an email address. 2. H  ave a computer with the right browser settings (check QTAC site) and printer. 3. M  ake sure you have a credit card or QTAC Prepayment Voucher, if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wish to defer payment or pay by BPAY. 4. H  ave details of your academic/qualification details (where, when and what you studied). 5. H  ave details of any paid employment (when, where and position). 6. B  e aware of any documents you may need to provide (check QTAC site) including employment references. 7. H  ave a list of up to six Queensland courses that you would like to apply for, with their QTAC codes, in order of preference. 8. C  heck if your courses also require a separate application to JCU (some health courses do). 9. W  atch the training movie and demonstration on the QTAC site to get familiar with the process.

To complete your online application: 1. Select your payment option. 2. Enter your course details for each course preference card. 3. Review your details before lodging. 4. P  rint your Confirmation of Lodgement and any other documents such as your payment advice slip. 5. F  ollow links to download and print cover sheets for your qualifications, to attach when sending your qualification documents to QTAC.

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Alternative entry pathways There are a range of programs that make university study accessible and achievable. If it has been a while since you finished school, or if you do not have the academic entry requirements for the course you want to study, there are other entry options available to you. Our bridging subjects and preparatory courses can help increase your chances for entry. Additionally, QTAC offers strategies and tests that take into account your work experience and other qualifications to boost your selection Rank. Our Student Enquiry Centre staff can explain which pathway is right for your circumstances.

Bridging subjects Many degrees in science and health have prerequisites in addition to Year 12 English. For example, to enter most Science degrees you will need a Sound Achievement over four semesters in senior English, Maths B and Chemistry. If you do not have these prerequisites, you may be able to complete a bridging subject in chemistry or mathematics. Some subjects are available as intensive courses over the summer vacation before Study Period 1 commences. Alternatively, you could enrol in a JCU diploma and complete the bridging subject as part of your diploma. Contact the Student Enquiry Centre for further information.

Six-month Tertiary Access Course (TAC) This preparatory course is for those who have not completed high school or who do not have the academic entry requirements to enrol in some undergraduate courses at JCU. It is available in Cairns and Townsville twice a year.

TAC provides literacy and numeracy skills and introduces a variety of university subjects. Entry to TAC is made directly to JCU, and there is an interview and application process, generally in January for study in February, or June for mid-year entry. This course has helped hundreds of people gain entry to degree studies at JCU.

Diploma courses

QTAC also offers a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT), which helps you to demonstrate your potential for tertiary study. There is a charge for sitting the test. The Personal Competencies Assessment (PCA) is a written statement to show how you can use your knowledge, skills, abilities and personal qualities gained through life experience to succeed at studies.

These are one-year courses (or longer if taken part-time) designed for those who may not meet the academic entry requirements for their preferred degree. Diplomas are flexible in structure and include first year subjects from JCU degree programs.

Visit the QTAC website for further information on Alternative Entry: www.qtac.edu.au/ApplyingNonYear12/AlternativeEntry.html

Entry to diplomas is via QTAC. If you successfully complete a diploma you will be eligible to apply for entry to many programs at JCU, and may be able to gain advanced standing, or credit, for the subjects successfully completed. Diplomas are available for:

Upgrading options

• Arts • Business • Creative Arts • Health Science • Information Technology • Introductory Engineering Studies • Science.

You may also contact the JCU Student Enquiry Centre to discuss Alternative Entry.

If you are not sure that you will receive the OP (for school leavers) or Rank (for non-school leavers) that you need for entry to your preferred course, there are other options to get you on track for entry. For example, you can improve your Rank if you: • complete study in another degree or diploma course, or • complete some TAFE or vocational studies. Speak to our Student Enquiry Centre staff about strategies to help you upgrade your Rank.

View course information online at: www.jcu.edu.au/courses

Alternative Entry with QTAC The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) offers Alternative Entry options. These enable non-school leavers to show that they can have reasonable prospects of success in a course. Alternative Entry considers previous work experience and post-school qualifications to devise an entry rank.

Further info JCU Student Enquiry Centre Freecall 1800 246 446 <EnquiriesTownsville@jcu.edu.au> or <EnquiriesCairns@jcu.edu.au> Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) General admission and application enquiries: National 1300 467 822 or 07 3858 1222 www.qtac.edu.au The QTAC Guide is available from July 2011 from QTAC or most Queensland newsagents.

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Daniel Egan Studying Bachelor of Education – Primary (Physical Education)

I was a professional basketball player for 14 years playing with the Melbourne Tigers, the Brisbane Bullets and the Townsville Crocs. One of the requirements of professional basketball players is to go into school communities and promote the game. After all those years of teaching kids basketball I realised I had extensive experience working in schools, plus I really enjoyed it. I wanted a definite career I could still be doing in 20 years time so I enrolled in a Bachelor of Education at JCU. My biggest concern however, was that I hadn’t studied since high school, but JCU have incredible programs to help mature age students bridge the gap and get back into study. The library provides students with free writing and researching workshops and I took advantage of these early in my first year to help me fine tune my academic writing and become a more efficient researcher. I’m a full time student now doing four subjects a semester, tutorials, lectures and studying at night and weekends. The course has become easier as I have learnt to study more efficiently. The facilities at the Townsville campus are very good and I enjoy spending time researching in the library. The education degree covers an array of different interests and I like learning how the body works and relating it to what I have done before. When I graduate I want to teach overseas initially, then return to north Queensland and become a classroom and physical education teacher. If I can develop a basketball program at the school, that will be a real bonus. If you are contemplating study, however afraid of the unknown you may be, then JCU is for you. JCU will provide you with all the knowledge and skills needed for university life. With JCU, there is no unknown! Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Study costs Most students will be eligible for Commonwealth assistance, and many will have the choice to defer their fees . Although there will be costs that you need to plan for, university study remains one of the best investments you will make in your lifetime. Commonwealth supported students If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or holders of a permanent residence visa undertaking an undergraduate course at JCU, and you have sufficient Student Learning Entitlement, the government subsidises some of your study costs with a Commonwealth supported place (CSP). You contribute towards the cost of your study by paying a student contribution amount, and the government pays the rest. The student contribution amount will vary according to your study program. The amount is calculated on the credit point value of subjects you enrol in for a particular study period and the student contribution band that subject falls within. The table below shows the annual student contribution amounts for study in 2011, based on full-time study (24 credit points). Government information Visit the Australian Government website Going To Uni (see Further Info) and read the Information for Commonwealth supported students booklet to understand your obligations as a Commonwealth supported student you must read this booklet before you submit your form.

Paying your student contribution amount Australian students and holders of humanitarian permanent residence visas These students have four options for paying their student contribution amounts: • Payment can be made up-front to JCU, with a 20 per cent discount. • Partial up-front payments can be made to JCU and you receive a 20 per cent discount on amounts of $500 or more.

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• Payment can be deferred with an interest-free HECS-HELP loan. You do not need to repay this loan until you are earning above a defined income threshold, see HECS-HELP information opposite.

Student contribution amounts 2011* National Priorities Band 1

• Once deferred, you can make voluntary repayments to the Tax Office at any time and any amount. If you make a voluntary repayment of $500 or more, you will receive a bonus of 10% additional repayment.

Humanities, Behavioural Science, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, Education, Nursing

HECS-HELP loans

Band 3

Students may choose to defer payment of their student contribution amount with a HECS-HELP loan. Students do not have to start repaying this

$4,355

Mathematics, Statistics, Science

Band 2

$5,442

$7,756

Agriculture, Allied Health, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Engineering, Surveying Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Law, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science *Based on a full-time enrolment for one year (24 credit points).

$9,080


loan until they earn an annual income above a minimum threshold. For the 2010-11 income year this was $44,911. HECS-HELP loans are interest and GST free, but are indexed by CPI annually. When you start earning above the threshold, your loan amount is repaid via the taxation system. To apply for a HECS-HELP loan, you must complete and submit a Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form when you accept your offer with JCU. You will also need a Tax File Number. New Zealand students and holders of non-humanitarian permanent residence visas These students must pay the full amount of their student contribution upfront and do not qualify to defer payment through a HECS-HELP loan. Our Student Enquiry Centres can supply more information.

subject handbooks, reading material, laboratory manuals, stationery, calculator, lab coat and laboratory breakage deposit.

Living costs Living costs in northern Queensland are generally lower than those in larger metropolitan areas. However, you will need to be aware of costs for accommodation, transport, food and miscellaneous items. Our Future Students website has sample student budgets and plenty of tips to make your dollar go further. www.jcu.edu.au/future

JCU Student Association Students can join the JCU Student Association for an annual fee. The JCU Student Association manages services and facilities ranging from sporting facilities and food outlets to student advocacy services. Membership fees start from $15 . www.jcu.edu.au/studentassoc

Other study expenses

International students

Books: book costs will vary between courses and subjects, and can be significant. It is not difficult to spend $1,000 each year on text books. The JCU Bookshops on the Townsville and Cairns campuses offer student discounts on textbooks.

International students are required to pay international tuition fees. Prospective international students should contact James Cook International for more information.

Computer equipment: although there are many computer workstations in the libraries and laboratories around campus, you will benefit from owning your own computer at home with a broadband connection. The JCU Student Association has discount arrangements for members with some computer suppliers, visit:

www.jcu.edu.au/international

Tel: + 61 7 4781 5601 Fax: + 61 7 4781 5988 <International@jcu.edu.au>

www.unidiscounts.com.au Field trips and placements: some courses have field trips and out-of-town placements (for example, Nursing or Social Work) that involve extra expenses such as transport, accommodation and food. Students with children may also need to consider additional childcare expenses for times they will be away. Miscellaneous expenses: photocopying and printing can add to study costs. Depending on your course, there may be other expenses including workshops,

Further info Detailed information on Student Contribution Amounts and other charges can be found at the Fees and Charges site for current students: www.jcu.edu.au/student/fees For government information on higher education (including HECS-HELP information) visit: www.goingtouni.gov.au

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Helping you pay Government and JCU scholarships, bursaries and other support programs can help with the cost of study. Government assistance As well as HECS-HELP loans, which allow eligible students to defer payment of their student contribution amount (outlined on previous pages), the Australian government provides financial assistance to Australian citizens through a variety of schemes. Eligibility may depend on where you live, whether you are studying full-time or part-time, if you have studied previously and your current income. The main benefits are listed below. Also see below for information on Centrelink Scholarships and Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships. Youth Allowance This payment may be available to full-time students under the age of 25. Rent Assistance, Remote Area Allowance and Fares Allowance may also be available. Contact Centrelink for further information. Telephone enquiries: 13 24 90.

Fares Allowance

Austudy

Transport card

This payment may be available to full-time students over 25 years of age. Rent Assistance may also be available. Telephone enquiries: 13 24 90.

Eligible JCU students can qualify for a 50 per cent discount on Queensland public transport with a Tertiary Transport Card. Phone Queensland Transport on (07) 3235 2810 or visit the website for eligibility details and application forms:

ABSTUDY This payment provides a living allowance and other benefits to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, studying full or part-time. Telephone enquiries: 13 23 17. Pensioner Education Supplement If you are currently receiving a pension from Centrelink such as a Parenting Payment, Disability Support Pension, or pension from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, you may be eligible to receive a Pensioner Education Supplement from Centrelink. Education Entry Payment This payment assists those on some Centrelink payments with the cost of returning to study. 128

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If you are living away from your permanent home for study, you may be entitled to this allowance.

www.transport.qld.gov.au Other benefits Students and their families may be eligible for other benefits including: • Family Tax Benefit Part A • Family Tax Benefit Part B • Child Care Benefit • Health Care Card • Rent Assistance. JCU Student loans JCU provides financial assistance to students who demonstrate a genuine need, particularly where their continued study is in jeopardy, in the form of student loans for study-related expenses. www.jcu.edu.au

Click Current students > Financial Assistance

Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust

Access to employment

The Trust administers a range of educational assistance grant schemes funded by the Australian ex-service community, government and private donors. The schemes help needy children and grandchildren of the Australian veteran community. Contact the Trust on (02) 9281 7077 or online at:

JCU’s Careers and Employment Service offers a free service to students seeking part-time, casual or vacation employment, and online jobs database. You should contact this service as early as possible to increase your chances of getting the better casual jobs, particularly on campus. Visit the Service online at:

www.accsoft.com.au/~vvt

www.jcu.edu.au/careers


Indigenous Cadetship Support Many Indigenous students at JCU participate in cadetships. The Australian government coordinates this successful scheme that places Indigenous students with employers in organisations, businesses and government departments. Students receive a study allowance, have vacation work placements and have excellent prospects for a permanent position when they graduate. See Indigenous Students at JCU on page 108 and visit the ICS website at: https://www.ics.deewr.gov.au

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Sponsored Undergraduate Program The Australian Navy, Army and Air Force offer sponsorships for undergraduate study in Medical, Dental and Engineering. ADF sponsored students receive many benefits including pay of up to $40,508 a year while studying, followed by the guarantee of a career upon graduation. Plus, the ADF pays student contribution amounts, costs of textbooks and free medical and dental cover along with subsidised meals and accommodation. For more details visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/ education/University

Centrelink Scholarships The following scholarships are available through Centrelink. Students do not need to apply separately. Centrelink will pay automatically to eligible students. Student Start-up Scholarship: $2,128 per year for Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY recipients to assist with up-front study related costs. Relocation Scholarship: $4,000 for the 1st year and $1,000 thereafter for dependent Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY recipients to assist with relocation and accommodation costs.

Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships These scholarships assist Indigenous students to have better access to and increased participation in higher education. Students apply to JCU directly. Indigenous - Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (CECS): $2,290 per year for undergraduate degree students to assist with education related costs. Indigenous - Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship (CAS): $4,580 per year for undergraduate degree students to assist with accommodation costs. Indigenous Enabling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; (CECS): $2,290 per year for Tertiary Access Course students to assist with education related costs.

Do you need help funding your university education? James Cook University offers a range of scholarships from $2000 to $10,000 per year. To find out if you are eligible for a scholarship call the JCU Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 246 446.

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Helping you pay Continued... Indigenous Enabling –(CAS): $4,580 per year for Tertiary Access Course students to assist with accommodation costs. Indigenous Access Scholarship (IAS): $4,442 for commencing students, as a one-off payment to take up a higher education undergraduate degree or Tertiary Access Course. Visit JCU’s Scholarships website and see next page, for more information on these scholarships.

Faculty Scholarships These are merit-based scholarships and bursaries ranging from $2,000 to $10,000, offered by JCU faculties. These include: Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships valued at $10,000, for high achieving students with an OP1 or equivalent entry rank. Faculty of Law, Business and Creative Arts Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships at $5,000 each for first-year students. Faculty of Science and Engineering Entry Bursaries at $2,000 each; Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship of $10,000 for high achieving new students with an OP1 or equivalent entry rank.

Equity Scholarships Student Equity administers the following Grants and Bursaries each year. JCU Equity Bursaries JCU Equity Bursaries are available to first year undergraduate students studying full-time. Valued at $4,000 for the first year. JCU Equity Support Grants and JCU Bookshop Grants Equity Support Grants and Bookshop Grants are available to first year undergraduate students studying full-time or part-time, on campus or off-campus with the purchase of text books.

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Other scholarships and bursaries JCU offers many scholarships and bursaries each year. Selection criteria will usually include academic performance, motivation, and a commitment to school, university or community life. Some scholarships are also available to students suffering educational disadvantage. Some of these are listed below. For the full list, as well as links to other scholarship providers, visit the JCU Scholarships website. Hugh Alexander Grierson Trust Bursary Open to Aboriginal students who are studying full-time. Valued at $5,000 annually for the duration of their course. David Hastings Bursaries Open to undergraduate students with a physical disability or impairment who reside in Queensland above the 22nd degree latitude. Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation Scholarship Open to Australian-born descendants of South Sea Islanders. Valued at $5,000 a year for up to 3 years.

External (non-JCU) scholarships There are many more scholarships available for undergraduate study. Some are linked on the JCU Scholarships website. When you are researching your study area, you may find more scholarship opportunities. Visit the JCU Scholarships website for links to more than 100 external scholarships.

Further info For scholarships information, visit JCU’s Scholarships website, which also includes links to many non-JCU scholarships: www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships For government information, including Austudy, ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance and new scholarships in 2012 visit the Going to Uni website or Centrelink: www.goingtouni.gov.au www.centrelink.gov.au


Trilby chats with fellow Sport and Exercise Science student Michael Nieves.

Trilby Hering Studying Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship (CAS) holder

Having a Commonwealth Scholarship means I can live near uni, rather than travelling back and forth each day from my family home, which is in a small town south of Cairns. The round trip would be about 220 kilometres. The scholarship has made a huge difference and helps me rent a place in Cairns to be near uni. I have more time to concentrate on my studies and be on campus, rather than wasting time on transport and the long commute. I found out about this scholarship when I was applying to enter my degree. If your home is a fair distance from the Cairns or Townsville campuses, you should check with Centrelink to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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2012 Undergraduate Degrees BACHELOR DEGREE with majors

Campuses and QTAC codes

Years (full- time)

TSV

CNS

Mid Year entry

2011 OP/RANK

English

3

311031

321031

yes

19/62

English Human Services Indigenous Australian Studies Political Science Sociology

English

3

311031

321031

yes

19/62

57 59 59 59 60

Chinese (Mandarin) Italian Performance

English

3

yes

19/62

69 67 37

Communication and Cinema German Journalism Public Relations Writing

English

3

311031

yes

19/62

66 67 69 69 69

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

English; Maths B; Chemistry

BIOTECHNOLOGY

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316071

no

15/69

80

3

316221

no

17/65

BUSINESS Multidisciplinary

90

English

3

312081

322081

yes

19/62

26 26

Accounting

English (Maths B desirable)

3

312151

322151

yes

19/62

27

Economics and Regional Development

English (Maths B desirable)

3

312171

yes

19/62

27

Financial Management

English (Maths B desirable)

3

312181

yes

19/62

27

Human Resource Management

English

3

312201

322201

yes

19/62

27

International Business

English

3

322211

yes

19/62

28

Management and Entrepreneurship

English

3

312221

322221

yes

19/62

28

Marketing

English

3

312231

322231

yes

19/62

29

Sports and Events Management

English

3

312251

yes

19/62

29

Tourism Management

English

3

312241

322241

yes

19/62

30

Business Law (secondary major)

English

3

N/A

N/A

yes

19/62

30

Communication Design (secondary major)

English

3

N/A

yes

19/62

31

Public Relations Management (secondary major)

English

3

N/A

yes

19/62

31

BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316341

yes

17/65

90

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Media Design Performance Visual Arts

English

3

321411

yes

19/62

36 36 37 37

DENTAL SURGERY †

English; Maths B; Chemistry (Biology desirable); + JCU application

5

327091

no

SER

80

English

4

313311

323311

yes

16/67

42 42

Primary Primary – Special Needs Middle School

English

4

313211

323211

yes

16/67

42 43 43

Primary by RATEP

English

4

yes

16/67

43

Secondary

English; and other necessary prerequisites for chosen specialisation

4

313111

323111^

yes

16/67

44

Secondary (Vocational Education)

English; and an appropriate vocational education qualification

3

313111

323111^

yes

16/67

45

ARTS Anthropology Archaeology Criminology Environmental Studies French Geography History Japanese Psychology

EDUCATION Early Childhood

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Prerequisites

Others

311039 (Flex)

321031

323319 (Flex) 353311 (TI)

313099 (Flex)

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BACHELOR DEGREE with majors

Prerequisites

Campuses and QTAC codes

Years (full- time)

TSV

CNS

Others

Mid Year entry

2011 OP/RANK

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Physical Education (Primary)

English

4

313051

323051*

yes

16/67

43

Physical Education (Secondary)

English

4

313061

323061*

yes

16/67

45

Professional Development Professional Development (Special Needs)

2-year or 3-year teaching qualification

1

313031

323031

yes

prior study/74

44

ENGINEERING Chemical Civil Computer Systems Electrical and Electronic Mechanical

English; Maths B

4

314021

324021*

Tsv only

12/76

50 50 51 51 51 51

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (CLINICAL) †

English (Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education or Health Education desirable)

4

317071

no

16/67

81

GEOLOGY

English (Maths B and Chemistry desirable)

3

316311

326311*

yes

17/65

91

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Business Informatics

English (Maths B desirable)

3

312261

322261

yes

17/65

24 31

Computing and Networking

English (Maths B desirable)

3

312271

322271

yes

17/65

31

Interactive Technologies and Games Design

English (Maths B desirable)

3

312281

322281

yes

17/65

31

English

4

311171

321171

yes

18/64

70 70 70

Chinese (Mandarin) Italian

English

4

321171

yes

18/64

70 70

German

LANGUAGES French Japanese

English

4

311171

yes

18/64

70

LAWS See also GRADUATE BACHELORS overpage

English

4

311061

321061

yes

15/69

75

MARINE SCIENCE

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316251

326251*

yes

10/81

91

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE †

English; Maths B; Chemistry

4

316121

no

15/69

81

MEDICINE/SURGERY

English; Maths B; Chemistry; + JCU application

6

317012

no

SER

81

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM

English

3

311471

yes

17/65

70

NEW MEDIA ARTS Contemporary Theatre Illustration and Visual Media Media Design Music and Sound Media Photomedia

English

3

311431

yes

16/67

37 37 39 38 37 38

NURSING SCIENCE † (Pre-registration) See also GRADUATE BACHELORS overpage

English (Biology, Chemistry or Maths B desirable)

3

316031

346031 (MI) 356031 (TI)

no

19/62

81

NURSING SCIENCE FLEXIBLE DELIVERY (Pre-registration)

English (Biology, Chemistry or Maths B desirable)

3

316139 (Flex)

no

15/69

82

NURSING SCIENCE (Post-registration)

Registered nurse

1

316041

316049 (Flex)

no

prior study/74

82

NURSING SCIENCE-MIDWIFERY

English (Biology, Chemistry or Maths B desirable)

4

317122

no

SER

83

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY † See also GRADUATE BACHELORS overpage

English; plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education

4

316101

no

14/71

83

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (FLEXIBLE)

English; plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education

4

no

SER

83

Midwifery, see NURSING SCIENCE-MIDWIFERY

326031

326041

316109 (Flex)

* = first year only (MI) = Mount Isa (TI) = Thursday Island RATEP = community-based Indigenous teacher education program) offered to some Queensland Indigenous communities. † = Indigenous Health Careers Program (IHCP) option available for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants N/A = not applicable ^ = not all teaching areas available (Flex) = flexible delivery including online learning with some compulsory residential periods on Townsville campus SER = Special Entry Requirements NEW = new course for 2012, subject to final approval Please note: Honours programs are available for most JCU bachelor degrees. The minimum duration for an Honours degree is four years of full-time study. Not all majors are available at both campuses.

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Prerequisites

Campuses and QTAC codes

Years (full-time)

TSV

CNS

Others

Mid Year entry

2011 OP/RANK

Page ref

PHARMACY †

English; Maths B; Chemistry; + JCU application

4

316151

no

SER

84

PHYSIOTHERAPY †

English; Maths B; plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education; + JCU application

4

317031

no

SER

84

PLANNING

English

4

316271

326271

yes

17/65

53, 91

PSYCHOLOGY

English

4

311081

321081

yes

14/71

60, 85

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

326061

yes

16/67

General program

English

3

316371

326371

yes

16/67

92

Environmental Science

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316391

326391

yes

16/67

90

Aquaculture

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316381

326381**

yes

16/67

92

Geology Marine Biology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

326061*

yes

16/67

91 95

Mathematics

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

326061*

Tsv only

16/67

96

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Chemistry Genetics and Genomics

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

326061*

no

16/67

92 92 94

Physiology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

yes

16/67

96

Physics

English; Maths B; Chemistry; Physics (or Maths C in lieu of Physics)

3

316061

no

16/67

97

Microbiology Pharmacology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

no

16/67

96 97

Marine Biology (Advanced)

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316231

no

6/90

95

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

326361

contact the Faculty of Science & Engineering

6/90

98

316411

326411

6/90

SCIENCE Ecology and Conservation Environmental and Marine Geosciences Geography Zoology

SCIENCE (ADVANCED) Ecology and Conservation Environmental and Marine Geosciences Geography Geology Zoology Environmental Science

English; Maths B; Chemistry

Aquaculture

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316401

326401**

6/90

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Chemistry Genetics and Genomics Geology Mathematics

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

326361*

6/90

Microbiology Pharmacology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

6/90

Physics

English; Maths B; Chemistry; Physics (or Maths C in lieu of Physics)

3

316361

6/90

SOCIAL SCIENCE Asia-Pacific Governance and Development Environment and Heritage Social and Criminal Justice Tropical Health and Society

English

3

311261

321261

SOCIAL WORK

English

4

311091

321091

SPEECH PATHOLOGY †

English; plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education

4

317041

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331091 (M) 331099 (Flex)

91 93 93 95 97

yes

19/62

61 61 61 61 62

yes

15/69

62

no

13/74

85


BACHELOR DEGREE with majors SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE †

Prerequisites

TSV

CNS

3

316111

English (Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths C, Physical Education or Health Education desirable)

SUSTAINABILITY (NEW)

English

3

VETERINARY SCIENCE

English; Maths B; Chemistry (Biology highly desirable); + JCU application

5

JOINT BACHELOR DEGREES

Campuses and QTAC codes

Years (full-time)

Mid Year entry

2011 OP/RANK

Page ref

326111

no

18/64

85

TBA

TBA

TBA

98

no

SER

85

2011 OP/RANK

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Others

317051

Campus availability and QTAC codes

Years full-time

TSV

CNS

ARTS-BUSINESS

4

311031

321031

19/62

33

ARTS-LAWS

5

311061

321061

15/69

72

ARTS-SCIENCE

4

311031

321031

19/62

59

ARTS-SOCIAL WORK

5

311091

321091

15/69

59

BUSINESS-LAWS

5

311061

321061

15/69

33

BUSINESS-PSYCHOLOGY

5

311081

321081

14/71

33

EDUCATION (MIDDLE SCHOOL)-ARTS

4.5

313211

323211

16/67

45

EDUCATION (SECONDARY)-ARTS

4.5

**

**

16/67

47

323211

EDUCATION (PRIMARY)-LANGUAGES

5

313211

EDUCATION (SECONDARY)-LANGUAGES

5

313111

EDUCATION (SECONDARY)-SCIENCE ENGINEERING-INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (NEW)

16/67

47

16/67

47

4.5

313111

323111

16/67

47

5

314071

324071*

12/76

33, 53

ENGINEERING-SCIENCE ^

5

314051

324051*

12/76

53

SCIENCE-LAWS

5

311061

321061

15/69

73

4

316111

326111

4.5

316111

SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE-BUSINESS SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE-EDUCATION

16/67

33

16/67

47

Please note, campus availability for joint degrees depends on majors chosen. See main degree table for campus availability of majors. ^ All Science majors are available with this joint degree, except for the General major. ** QTAC code depends on Education major.

Prerequisites

Years (full-time)

LAW

Bachelor degree

NURSING SCIENCE (Pre-registration)

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

GRADUATE BACHELOR DEGREES

GRADUATE DIPLOMAS

Others

3

CNS 322161

Relevant science or health science bachelor degree

2

317081

327081

347081(MI) 357081(TI) 317089(Flex)

Nursing science or other relevant health science bachelor degree

2.5 depends on prior studies

317101

Prerequisites

Years (full time)

EDUCATION Primary Secondary

Suitable undergraduate degree

1

Year 1-9

Suitable undergraduate degree

1

PATHWAY PROGRAMS

Campuses and QTAC codes TSV 312161

Prerequisites

Diploma of Arts Diploma of Business Diploma of Creative Arts Diploma of Health Science Diploma of Information Technology

none none none none none

Diploma of Introductory Engineering Studies Diploma of Science Tertiary Access Course (TAC)

English none Internal Selection Program (ISP)

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Campuses and QTAC codes TSV apply to JCU

CNS

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CNS 321451 322071 321441 327111 322291

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314061 316191 apply to JCU

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prior study/74

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* = first year only ** = first 2 years only (M) = Mackay N/A = not applicable SER = Special Entry Requirements NEW = new course for 2012, subject to final approval † = Indigenous Health Careers Program (IHCP) option available for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants (Flex) = flexible delivery including online learning with some compulsory residential periods on Townsville campus Please note: Honours programs are available for most JCU bachelor degrees. The minimum duration for an Honours degree is four years of full time study. Not all majors are available at both campuses.

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Academic Calender 2012 TEACHING PERIOD 1

Professor Sandra Harding Vice-Chancellor and President

25 May

Study vacation

28 May – 1 June

Examination period

2 – 15 June

Study Period 1 ends

15 June

Results published

2 July

Thursday Island

TEACHING PERIOD 2 Orientation Week

16 – 20 July

Study Period 2 begins

23 July

Lecture Recess

24 – 28 September

Teaching ends

26 October

Study vacation

29 October – 2 November

Examination period

3 – 16 November

Study Period 2 ends

16 November

Results published

3 December

Mount Isa

Cairns Townsville Mackay

Brisbane

University Facts & Figures Our Intent

A brighter future for life in the tropics, world-wide.

Total Students

17,959

Academic Staff

1,898

Locations

Townsville, Cairns, Singapore, Brisbane, Mackay, Mount Isa, Thursday Island

Sydney

Faculties & Schools FACULTY

SCHOOL

Arts, Education & Social Sciences

• Arts & Social Sciences • Education • Indigenous Australian Studies

Law, Business & the Creative Arts

• Business • Law • Creative Arts

Medicine, Health & Molecular Sciences

• Medicine & Dentistry • Rural & Remote Health (Mount Isa Centre) • Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition • Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences • Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences • Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

Science & Engineering

• Earth & Environmental Sciences • Engineering & Physical Sciences • Marine & Tropical Biology

Australian Learning & Teaching Council Awards 2010 The Australian Learning and Teaching Council is an independant body dedicated to improving the student learning experience by supporting quality teaching and practice. Citation winners for oustanding contributions to student learning in 2010 include the following JCU teaching staff. For the effective design and implementation of pedagogies that foster learner ‘connectedness’ in a pre-service teacher education course.

Dr Marie Caltabiano School of Arts & Social Sciences

For integrating ‘Best Practice’ work models with pedagogy and scholarship to foster desired attributes in Psychology graduates.

Associate Professor Susan Gordon, Ms Anne Jones, Ms Marianne Bonassi, Associate Professor Marion Gray School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences

For the development, implementation and review of Individual Learning Plans in Allied Health which successfully respect and support first year students.

Dr Lindsay Harrington School of Marine & Tropical Biology

For sustained commitment and enthusiasm to improving student engagement and achievement in marine biology through multidimensional teaching and response to feedback.

Dr Josephine Pryce School of Business

For sustained and enthusiastic teaching that creates a positive learning environment and involves, empowers and transforms students through their learning of management theories and practice.

JCU Locations Townsville Campus Postal: Townsville QLD 4811 Location: 101 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas Tel: 07 4781 5255 Fax: 07 4781 4644 Cairns Campus Postal: PO Box 6811 Cairns QLD 4870 Location: McGregor Road, Smithfield Tel: 07 4042 1000 Fax: 07 4042 1128 Singapore Campus Location: 600 Upper Thomson Road Singapore 574421 Web: www.jcu.edu.sg Brisbane Campus Our international campus operated by Russo Higher Education Postal: 349 Queen Street Brisbane QLD 4000 Location: 349 Queen Street, Brisbane city Tel: 07 3001 7800 Fax: 07 3001 7899 Web: www.jcub.edu.au

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