Apply now for Townsville City Council’s Choice Pathways program

Date published: 9 March 2020

Grade 11 students wanting to get a head start on their careers are being invited to take part in Townsville City Council’s Choice Pathways school to work program.

Choice Pathways is a school to work transition program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, developed in partnership with Townsville City Council and the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

Graduates of the program achieve a nationally recognised, industry-endorsed qualification.

The current course in Certificate II in Engineering Pathways runs over two years and includes 20 days of unpaid work experience to help participants prepare to enter the workforce.

A Townsville City Council spokesperson said there were still nine spots left in the program for 2020.

“Choice Pathways had its pilot last year with grade 12 students completing a Certificate I in Construction,” the spokesperson said.

“We had a great outcome last year with six of the seven participants graduating from the program. One of our graduates even went on to become the first in his family to ever graduate high school.

“This is a great program for students who are looking to give themselves the best chance of succeeding in the workplace after graduating.”

The Council spokesperson said there were no prerequisites for Choice Pathways.

“Successfully completing the program will contribute to Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) points,” the spokesperson said.

“This two-year program really is a great way to go the extra mile, develop employability skills that are valued by employers, and be fully prepared for life after school.”

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander grade 11 students are invited to apply for the 2020 Choice Pathways program.

Students who want to apply can express their interest by emailing