Programs for Year 9 and 10 Students

Future Students Schools Year 9 and 10 students

Programs for Year 9 and 10 Students

Our FREE programs provide a range of interactive activities for students from Years 9-10 and are designed to;

  • build confidence
  • learn positive self-esteem strategies
  • develop tools for overcoming obstacles and achieving goals
  • explore future study and work opportunities
  • understand available financial supports
  • identify the key support people who can help them achieve their post high school goals.

Our programs are delivered at JCU’s Townsville and Cairns campuses and in schools across the region.

Current programs for schools

Campus Explorer

During the school year we invite schools to register their students for a day of on-campus experiences.

Our Campus Explorer day includes:

  • University Learning Experiences (ULE) - developed and delivered by JCU’s academic teams
  • Interactive activities designed to build students’ awareness and understanding about university
  • Student Ambassador Stories - provide students with an insight into university life and the challenges and opportunities faced by current students as they work towards their academic and career goals.
  • University campus tour

Year 9 and 10 program dates and registrations now open

To book the Campus Explorer day for your school, follow one of the links below.

Year 7 and 8 program will run in Term 3 and registrations will open soon

Schools may choose to register online a ‘whole year cohort’ of students, individual classes and/or selected students interested in finding out more about the university.

Bookings are essential as student numbers are capped.

Study Explorer

Our Study Explorer (in-school) program caters for students from Years 6-8 and also Years 9-10 and includes interactive engaging, activities which promote access to higher education, raise student aspiration and awareness of the value of higher education.

Activities aim to:

  • raise aspirations
  • raise awareness
  • raise achievement
  • exploring affordability
  • promote action for access

On the day attending teachers will need to ensure the following terms and conditions apply.

Book a visit

We invite schools to book an in-school visit for ‘whole year cohort’, various year levels or selected classes/groups.

To book a Study Explorer visit and/or find out more:

Contact us

SET Planning

This presentation encourages students to start their career planning and looks at key subject pre-requisites and subject selection for Senior Secondary School.

Book a school visit

Customise your JCU experience

We can provide tailored information sessions for schools by request, focusing on specific areas of study or topics led by a JCU academic.

Contact us

JCU Academic Encouragement Awards

JCU is committed to building tertiary aspirations for young people who may not have considered university study as an option, or who may need support to get there. Through our Outreach and Participation Program, JCU offers Academic Encouragement Awards for students in Year 10 who are currently studying at school in North or Far North Queensland.

Academic Encouragement Awards recognise students’ academic progress and achievements to encourage further academic success, build confidence, and to support student transition into senior schooling. Two awards will be made available to Year 10 students in each school.

Each Year 10 Academic Encouragement Award includes:

  • $250
  • An award certificate
  • A JCU representative may be available to present the award at the school on request.

Nominations for 2018 have now closed.

How to nominate a student

Up to two Year 10 Awards are available per school.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for an Academic Encouragement Award, students must be:

  • An Australian resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • A current student at your school in Year 10
  • A member of our target group

Target group

JCU recognises the disadvantage students may face in building their study aspirations, and aims to assist:

  • Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students
  • Low socio-economic status (LSES) students
  • Students from regional and remote areas
  • Students from a non-English speaking background (NESB)
  • Students with disability

We encourage you to nominate students who may:

  • Have experienced disadvantage, yet shown the capacity and ability in their studies and behaviour to consider tertiary education
  • Be first in family to consider a tertiary education
  • Need encouragement to build confidence in their own capacity to aspire to or participate in tertiary education
  • Demonstrate distance travelled in their academic achievement despite difficult circumstances

Award prize payments

Moneys payable to your school shall be paid in a single instalment after notification by the Outreach and Participation Program of successful applicants.

For awards offered in 2018, you will be required to provide an invoice for the specified amount to before Friday, 30 November 2018.

Schools not previously involved in the awards program will also need to complete an Australian Creditors Form (PDF, 1558 KB) to facilitate invoice processing.

Further information

For further information and enquiries, please send an email to