At Beerwah SHS, it is a key goal for all of our students to transition into a meaningful pathway of further education, training or employment. To support success for all, our dedicated Industry & Vocational Training Officer, Mrs Forrest works closely with a range of organisations and industry partners to secure opportunities for students associated with Beerwah State High School.
This page is updated on a regular basis with information about current opportunities available to cohorts of students at Beerwah SHS. If you would like to access more information or support from Mrs Forrest directly, please e-mail her via email@example.com or visit her office behind the Resource Centre either before school or during break times.
Mrs Helen Forrest
Industry & Vocational Training Officer
2023 Defence Force Work Experience Program
The Defence Force work experience program provides young people with an interest in a defence career, the opportunity to gain exposure to a range of job roles available within the ADF. The activities are designed to be hands on and interactive allowing students to make informed career choices. Applications for the following programs are now open:
Defence Work Experience
- Year 10, 11 & 12 students aged 15 – 18 years
- Places are limited, apply early!
- For information: Defence Work Experience Program portal: http://www.defence.gov.au/workexperience/
- Go to How to Apply > Find a placement
- Placements for Army are at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane
- Placements for Airforce are at RAAF Amberley
Individual work experience placements and their details are listed on the Defence Work Experience Program recruitment website
Current Airforce work experience programs include:
|Defence Work Experience Program (DWEP)||WEP Number||Program Dates||Applications Close||Location|
|Air Force Indigenous Youth Program||WEP/00734/23||07 – 10 May||19 March 2023||RAAF Amberley|
|Air Force Indigenous Youth Program||WEP/00735/23||15 – 18 October||03 September 2023||RAAF Amberley|
|Air Force Aviation Program for Women||WEP/0994/23||25 – 29 June||14 May 2023||RAAF Amberley|
|Air Force Aviation Program for Women||WEP/1785/23||02 – 06 July||14 May 2023||RAAF Amberley|
Students are advised places are limited and are strongly encouraged to submit complete and considered applications as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
See the DWEP website for updates on the program and to apply or see Mrs Forrest for details.
Virtual Reality Try a Trade Experience - Year 10
Year 10 and 11 students - School-Based Hospitality Traineeships - Local Employers
Year 10 and 11 students are invited to apply for hospitality traineeships with local employers.
Subway Glass House Mountains
Jones Street Kitchen in Mooloolah
You must be able to balance school with paid work and study of a Certificate III in Hospitality be reliable and have a great attitude. Duties include food and beverage preparation and customer service. See Mrs Forrest for details and to submit your resume.
Year 10 and 11 students - School-Based Traineeships with Hungry Jack's Glasshouse
Attention year 10 and 11 students - Hungry Jack's Glasshouse Northbound restaurant has identified a number of job openings for local school students, with the potential to move into school-based traineeships down the track. A traineeship would involve balancing school with paid work and the study of a Certificate III in Hospitality. The below flyers provide more information. See Mrs Forrest for details.