Expressons of Interest


ICT is one of the priority industry sectors involved in the Queensland Government’s key industry-school engagement strategy - the Gateway to Industry Schools program

The ICT GISP invites ALL secondary schools across Queensland to be part of our program, including independent, Education Queensland, faith, and others. Our key objective is to encourage a greater and more diverse pipeline into the technology and digital transformation industry. Technology touches all industries and forms part of Australia’s key economic growth plan, requiring 1.2 million technology professionals by 2027. 

Our team can help with immersion / excursion days, work experience placements and teacher PD, as well as providing career digital discussions and mentoring.  We have over 200 industry connections across Queensland and have connected schools with industry for varied opportunities, including excursions, incursions, and expos. 

We have clear technology pillars of engagement, that we know are of interest to students and that industry is recruiting for. These are:  Cyber Security, Gaming, and Technopreneurship.  Each pillar has been selected to provide a wide and varied range of career opportunities and has touch points within all subject streams.

This program supports VET, university, and traineeship opportunities equally. However, industry is leaning towards students at a grassroots level that can be moulded into effective team members. With this in mind, we are especially excited about the Certification routes provided by RTOs as well as the early engagement opportunities by universities.

Engagement in the ICT GISP falls under the 5Ps:

Partnerships with ICT industry, tertiary and vocational education and local government
Participation in experiential learning and careers initiatives for students
Pathways - study and career pathways to a fulfilling job in tech, STEM and start ups
Professional Development for teachers and careers advisors
Promotion of the #ictgisp on social and mainstream media

If your school aligns with our thinking and you want your students to experience the diversity and opportunities that the ICT GISP has offer, please complete the Expression of Interest. 

Application Process

  1. Complete the expression of interest below.

  2. The ACS ICT GISP Project Manager or Event Coordinator will contact you within 48 hours to acknowledge your EOI.

  3. We’ll organise a time to meet, profile your school and discuss your eligibility for the program.

  4. If your school is eligible, we'll complete an application and discuss an engagement plan to onboard you as a Gateway School.

  5. Your Principal or Deputy Principal will co-sign the MoU.

  6. We'll work together to engage an ICT Industry Partner.

  7. Throughout the arrangement, we will work together to promote careers in the tech industry.



Expressions of Interest can be lodged below. 
Please note, due to demand and capacity, not all schools who apply will be able to join the project.