Careers

Whether you’re a student, job-seeker, or already an employee looking to further your career or change jobs, there’s lots of resources to help you.

Find information about your dream job...

Skills.gov.au: is a good place to start finding out about training options and how gaining new skills can increase your job opportunities. Take that first step at www.skills.gov.au

Australian Apprenticeship Pathways: offers tips for finding a traineeship or apprenticeship at... www.aapathways.com.au or FreeCall: 1800 338 022

SkillsOne tv: www.skillsone.com.au: If your dream job is being a Daredevil, watch Steve's video! Lots of other career profiles, including women in non-traditional fields, for viewing.

Job Outlook: offers a comprehensive listing of occupations, as well as a fun Career Quiz to help you choose. http://joboutlook.gov.au

Great List of Jobs with Training Requirements: Though this job directory by Skills Victoria offers local RTO solutions, the related qualification information has national application. Check jobs of interest >>

myfuture: www.myfuture.edu.au offers lots of help if you are still exploring your career options.

career guide Australia: offers students career information and guidance to help you make the right career choice. Go to www.yourcareerguide.com.au

The Good Universities Guide to education, training and career pathways at www.gooduniguide.com.au

Ace Day Jobs: provides profiles on a range of cool jobs at www.abc.net.au/acedayjobs

Choose Your Own Adventure: presents information about careers in 9 key industries. See www.chooseyourownadventure.com.au

NSW Careers Advisory Service: is an annual initiative which gives students up to date information about career and study options available following the release of the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) results by the NSW Board of Studies.
More at www.cas.det.nsw.edu.au

Discover Tourism: Explore www.discovertourism.com.au where you can discover more about one of Australia's most dynamic and fast growing industries - Tourism!

Want a career in music? Check out the Vistorian Government's Freezacentral at www.freezacentral.vic.gov.au

Looking for a job?

Group Training Australia (GTA): Listen to podcasts by real trainees and apprentices on an exciting range of careers and find one too at GTA's website >>

My Career: www.mycareer.com.au

Careers Online (with Resume Wizard):
www.careersonline.com.au

Care Careers: www.carecareers.com.au

Job Guide: www.jobguide.deewr.gov.au

JobSearch: http://jobsearch.gov.au

Seek: www.seek.com.au

CareerOne: www.careerone.com.au

Youth Central Jobseeker Toolkit: is designed to help jobseekers and first-time workers find (and keep!) work. Find the toolkit at www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au

Careermums: a careers centre and jobs board for working parents and parents returning to work, www.careermums.com.au

Opportunities for people with disabilities...

JobAccess: http://jobaccess.gov.au P: 1800 464 800

Support for Job Seekers

Job Services Australia (JSA)
JSA is the Australian Government’s gateway for job seeker to access training, skills development and work experience. www.deewr.gov.au/Employment/JSA

Career Information Centres
The centres are managed by Centrelink and provide a free career information and guidance service to students, the unemployed or people who want to change jobs. Specialist staff can help customers make informed decisions about education, training and employment options and pathways. There are 12 centres located in capital cities and some regional centres. Find a Centre >>

Career Factsheets
These Factsheets have been developed to assist you to take the steps on the road to your future. View factsheets >>

Study and Claim

If you work and study, you may be eligible for tax deductions. Find out more at www.ato.gov.au/studyandclaim >>

Teenage Parent trial

The Teenage Parent trial is one of the measures announced as part of the 2011–12 Federal Budget package, Building Australia’s Future Workforce.

Teenage parents in the trial are supported to undertake education or training leading to the attainment of a Year 12 or equivalent qualification; and to participate in activities that focus on the health and early childhood development of their children. The trial commences on 1 January 2012 in ten identified Local Government Areas and will continue until 30 June 2015.

Young parents eligible for the trial include those who:

  • are receiving Parenting Payment,
  • aged 19 years or under,
  • have a child under 6 years of age,
  • are residing in a trial location or they relocate to a trial location, and
  • have not attained Year 12 or an equivalent qualification (Certificate II).
    More information available at Centrelink

Career Resources

Australian Career Service
The Australian Careers Service (ACS) is a free membership service developed for career practitioners. It aims to support best practice and innovation in the delivery of career programs, and to promote career education as a professional and recognised field of endeavour. www.gooduniguide.com.au/Australian-Careers-Service

Real Game is a dynamic careers and life skills program that engages students in the big questions about their future through role-play and scenarios relevant to their current development and future lives. www.realgame.esa.edu.au >>

Australian Blueprint for Career Development
The Australian Blueprint for Career Development is a framework that can be used to design, implement and evaluate career development interventions for young people and adults. More >>

Wish to Study Overseas?

Studying overseas as part of your university or vocational course brings a range of benefits that you will enjoy long after you complete your studies. More at www.studyoverseas.gov.au

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