Science, technology, engineering and maths offer some of the coolest jobs on – and off – the planet.


We’re sharing the inspiring stories of successful experts who use STEM in their daily jobs.


Find out how they got their dream jobs and what you need to get yours! Come behind the scenes in this series of short films and hear from all our experts about how to follow your passions an build an exciting future for yourself – and the planet!

August 25, 2021 • 7.54mins

Cool Jobs: Environmental Monitoring

Participants: Dr Anjana Singh & Freddie Pastorelli

In Gladstone harbour on Queensland’s Central Coast, ecological assessments are important to monitor environmental health, including population numbers of keystone marine species such as turtles, dolphins, dugongs, shorebirds, fish and crabs. Learn about the various ecological monitoring activities undertaken to help maintain a balance between development and a healthy environment.

June 17, 2021 • 5.52mins

Cool Jobs: Aquaculture

Participant: Scott Valler

Condabilla Fish based southwest of Chinchilla on the western edge of the Darling Downs, is a cutting edge aquaculture farm, growing and farming the iconic Murray River Cod for markets throughout Australia. Learn about the technology behind aquaculture and what it takes to produce quality fish in a sustainable and ethical manner.

March 23, 2021 • 5 minutes

Cool Jobs: Statistics

Participants: Prof. Kerrie Mengersen

Data is everywhere, and no one crunches the numbers better than QUT’s Prof Kerrie Mengersen. Learn what it’s like using the power of maths, stats and data science to help jaguars in the Amazon, save the Great Barrier Reef, or helping people with cancer.

March 23, 2021 • 5 minutes

Cool Jobs: Medical Imaging

Participants: Aiman Al-NajjarSarah Daniel

What job uses the magnetic fields hundreds of thousands of times stronger than the Earth’s and pushes the boundaries of medicine? Step into the world of Sarah Daniel and Aiman Al-Najjar who are pushing the boundaries of medical imaging.

March 23, 2021 • 5 minutes

Cool Jobs: Robotics

Participants: Prof. Jonathan Roberts, Amelia Luu

Robots aren’t just science fiction for a far off future, they’re here today! Roboticists Professor Jon Roberts and Amelia Luu show us how robots are made, and how they will contribute to Australia’s future.

March 23, 2021 • 5 minutes

Cool Jobs: 3D Printing & Medicine

Participants: Dr Michael Wagels

3D printing might seem like fairly new technology but it’s already helping surgeons save and improve lives. Learn how Dr Michael Wagels is using 3D printing, virtual reality and all the latest technology to revolutionise medicine.

March 23, 2021 • 5 minutes

Cool Jobs: Marine Biology

Participants: Rachel Janes

What it’s like being a marine biologist, studying life under the sea? Whether it’s cruising around on boats, scuba diving along the sea floor, or studying creatures on the shore there’s not many jobs where the office varies as much as Rachel Janes!

March 23, 2021 • 5 minutes

Cool Jobs: Rocket Science

Participants: Kristin Stewart, Thomas Ireland

Want a job that is literally out of this world? Gilmour Space Technologies is an Australian rocket company developing new capabilities for launching small satellites to space. Learn what it takes to be a rocket scientist with their team members Kristin Stewart and Thomas Ireland.

March 23, 2021 • 5 minutes

Cool Jobs: Horticulture

Participants: Malcolm Caddies

Malcolm Caddies explains what it takes to keep the field of Suncorp Stadium in peak performance for the big games. Malcolm started life on golf courses and now he’s responsible for the greatest playing surface in the world – he uses biology, chemistry and heavy machinery to keep the superstars of sport safe and the grass healthy.

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