USC is excited to once again invite your Year 5 students to the 2019 EXPLORE Pathways Expo:
- USC Caboolture – Tuesday 4 June. Download USC Caboolture School Handbook PDF.
- USC Sunshine Coast – Thursday 13 June. Download USC Sunshine Coast School Handbook PDF.
- USC Gympie – Friday 28 June. Download USC Gympie Exhibitor School PDF.
- USC Fraser Coast Friday 22 November. Download USC Fraser Coast School Handbook PDF.
What do schools need to do prior to the event?
Schools are required to:
- Complete the School Registration Form to the right to advise us of the number of students attending and any mobility access requirements.
- Download the school permission template form and ask your students parents/carers to complete prior to the event.
- Download USC's media release form and have these signed by students parents/carers, then return to USC. Students who do not have permission to be photographed will be identified on the day. It is the teachers responsibility to keep a list of students who are not to be photographed and provide this to the Student Leader at the Expo.
- Download the Explore Career Pathways Expo information booklet above and provide to any teachers or school staff who will be attending the event.
Preparing students for the day
The Explore program lesson plans and teaching resources are available on the Year 5 page of the Explore website, it is recommended that students complete lessons 4, 5 and 6 prior to attending the Expo. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require any assistance in delivering these lessons.
When preparing students for the Expo, please encourage students to think about their skills and the jobs they are interested in doing. You may also wish to encourage your students to think of questions they can ask the exhibitors.
Time and transport
USC will arrange for free buses to transport your school students and staff to and from our Expos at the USC campuses. Schools will be notified by email of transportation times closer to the Expo dates. It is expected that schools will be on campus for just over three hours.
On the day
USC will arrange students into groups for the day with approximately 20 students per group.
When schools arrive at the campus, USC student leaders (accompanied by a teacher) will lead the groups through their career rotations.
What should we bring?
Some of the exhibits will be located outside and whilst gazebos will be provided, it is recommended that students and school staff also wear sun safe clothing and sunscreen and bring along their own water bottle. USC does not allow the sale of bottled water on campus, but there are water bubblers and water bottle fill stations available. We request that students do not bring their school bags to campus, as we do not have storage facilities.
Students must wear suitable fully enclosed footwear (top, sides, toe and heel). Failure to wear suitable footwear will result in exclusion from lab workshops due to safety requirements.
There will be a quick 10-minute snack break. Students should bring snacks with them.
A risk assessment report will be available to download here two weeks prior to the event. All past exhibits and those currently confirmed involve low-risk activities.
Student behaviour and safety
It is the responsibility of all teachers to manage the students’ behaviour at the Expo and not the responsibility of the USC Student Leaders. Safety information is provided in the school handbook.
Careers on show
USC endeavours to provide students with a variety of career pathways during the expos, however the career demonstrations may change from year to year depending on the availability of exhibitors and locations. Below is a list of previous career exhibitors USC has had demonstrate at past expos.
Although USC makes every attempt to cater to any sensitive career issues, the schools often know their students best. Therefore, if teachers believe there are any students who may be sensitive to certain career issues, please let USC know so that we can allow those students to join other groups.
For example, Paramedics may be a concern, if students have been in an accident or Law & Criminology may be a concern, if a child has been previously exposed to a court procedure.
- Animal Ecologist
- Art Curator
- Automotive Mechanic
- Creative Design
- Creative Writing
- High Performance Athletics
- Lab of Awesome
- Law & Criminology
- Marketing Consultant
- Music & Sound Production
- Nursing& Midwifery
- Qld Fire & Emergency Service
- Qld Police
- Real Estate Agent
- Serious Gaming
- Sound Engineering
- Sports & Exercise Science
- Sports & Physical Education
- Town Planning