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JCU Heroes Programs

Do you have what it takes to be a hero?

Get a sneak peek at the career of your dreams

The JCU Heroes programs have been designed to create a realistic experience of ‘a day in the life' of your chosen field. Students from all over North Queensland are offered the opportunity to attend these programs throughout the school year to gain practical skills and real career experience. To help with your future goals, JCU Advisors are always on hand to provide information about JCU and the courses of interest to you.

JCU’s Heroes programs are open to all year 11 and 12 students and give you behind the scenes access into what your dream career may look like. JCU works with our industry partners including the Mater Hospital, North West Hospital and Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Country Bank and the North Queensland Cowboys to give you a chance to meet the experts and experience a day in their lives.

Partnerships

HEALTH

Cairns Hinterland Logo.
Townsville Mater Health Logo.
North West Hospital and Health Service Logo.

SPORT

Cowboys logo.

BUSINESS

Queensland Country Bank Logo.

Larissa Frost

Learn more about your preferred program

Heroes in Health

JCU Heroes in Health

This two-day program will give you a sneak peek of what it’s really like to be in a healthcare career. You will go behind the scenes at your local hospital, experiencing interactive activities such as suturing and wound care, CPR, vital signs, Webster packs and how to birth a baby with opportunities to speak directly with health professionals including doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and pharmacists.

DATES AND LOCATIONS 2024

Townsville, Mt Isa, Cairns, and Mackay - completed
Rockhampton - closed

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Heroes in Science

JCU Heroes in Science

Learn from industry experts and experience how scientific knowledge can improve the quality of life at many different levels. From this full-day program, you’ll gain unique insights into a career in science. You’ll go from the lab to in-field where you'll experience how science informs decisions on conservation, climate change, urban growth and many other areas that affect not only global issues, but our everyday lives.

DATES AND LOCATIONS 2024

Townsville 4 June - completed

Cairns 6 June - completed

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Heroes in Sport

JCU Heroes in Sport

Do you have a passion and desire to develop a career in physiotherapy and sports and exercise science? From this full-day program you’ll gain unique insights into a career in sport. You’ll go behind the scenes at the Cowboys Community, Training and High Performance Centre, and learn from industry experts in physiotherapy and sports and exercise science before hitting the field for a high performance training session.

DATES AND LOCATIONS 2024

Townsville 12 – 13 August

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Heroes in Business

JCU Heroes in Business

Fuel your passion for a career in business or commerce as you learn from industry experts. From this one-day program you’ll gain unique insights into the professions that funnel into a business and commerce career. Our experienced Professor in Management will expertly lead you through the process of creating, exploring and pitching a business opportunity, including the marketing and financial implications. JCU Advisors will be on hand to provide information about courses and university life.

DATES AND LOCATIONS 2024

Cairns 3 September

Rockhampton 4 September

Mackay 5 September

Townsville 9 September

Brisbane 11 September

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Watch highlights from previous years

JCU Heroes in Health

JCU Heroes in Science

JCU Heroes in Sport

JCU Heroes in Business

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