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Mission Australia Youth Survey

The 2021 Mission Australia Youth Survey is now open. The Mission Australia Youth Survey is Australia’s largest online youth survey, providing a platform for young people aged 15 to 19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them. The survey closes on 9 August, with results to be analysed and released before the …

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Join the Tasmanian Youth Parliament

The Tasmanian Youth Parliament Program provides young Tasmanians with an opportunity to develop their skills in advocacy, their understanding of democratic processes, and their knowledge of local and global political issues. Over the course of a week, participants will engage with a variety of educational workshops, speakers’ panels, policy development exercises and social activities, as …

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Careers Resources for Students with Disabilities

Careers Resources for Students with Disabilities

Certain disabilities could make it trickier for you to achieve your goals if you’ve already got a specific career in mind. But there are usually pathways and options to consider, so that even if in the worst case you need to adjust your goals, those options could provide you with similar results and possibly help …

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UQ Soils for Science

Soils for Science is an Australian-first citizen science program dedicated to finding new antibiotics needed in the fight against the scourge of drug-resistant infections, better known as superbugs. You can help find the next antibiotic by participating in Soils for Science. You will be sent a soil kit, which you use to collect a sample …

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Spark their Future

Spark their Future is a resource developed by the Queensland Government to help parents connect with their children and help them find passion in their school and life. By supporting their child’s spark and unique interests, parents can help their child build resilience, enhanced sense of self and build relevance and meaning in their education. …

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STEM 2021: On Demand

STEM 2021: On Demand is a unique, online, on demand event bringing Australian educators and STEM professionals TED-style talks from world-renowned experts on creativity, innovation and STEM. STEM 2021: On Demand brings together some of Australia’s and the world’s experts on creativity, innovation, education and STEM. The online and on demand event is made up …

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Impact Youth Reimagined

Are you aged between 12-24 and passionate about creating a better world? Are you looking for an opportunity to create a collaborative community of like-minded young people united in their mission to amplify youth voice?’ Are you available to attend four (school) days of face-to-face workshops in Brisbane during May and June? If you answered …

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Career Poster Pack | Study Work Grow

Study Work Grow Career Poster Pack

Motivate your students and colour in your notice board with these three (3) engaging career posters. This pack includes three premium A3 posters, shipped to your school or address anywhere in Australia. The three posters include: Interview Tips – Simple ideas to help your students ace their interviews. Gap Years – This poster gives them …

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CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program

CareerTrackers links Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from year 12 and throughout university with employers related to their aspirations for paid, multi-year internships. They provide world-class training throughout your academic career and will connect you with a global network of like-minded Indigenous professionals. Throughout your academic journey, a dedicated Advisor will help you define …

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The Real Future of Work (and how to respond)

Join CDAA for a three-part program combining expert presenters, workshop discussion and a concluding webinar, delivered over a month from early April to early May 2021. What is a realistic forecast for the future of work in Australia? What strategies and tools will help career practitioners best respond? Learn how your colleagues are responding to …

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Career Expos happening in 2021

Career Expos happening in 2021

What are Career Expos?   Careers expos (also known as job fairs) are events that where industries, employers and recruiters are able to share information with high school or uni students who are all potential employees.   Attending Career Expos could benefit you   If you’re at high school, they are an excellent way to explore …

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Help Shape City of Darwin’s Youth Strategy

Council wants to work collaboratively with the community, young people and their families to develop Youth Strategy 2022 – 2026 and create a city where young people are supported to achieve their potential. Our Youth Strategy 2022-2026 will drive the strategic direction of Council’s work in relation to young people, consolidate achievements and strengths of …

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Yanalangami Indigenous Female Changemaker Program

Do you know or are you an Indigenous Female Changemaker who should join our exciting program? We invite you to apply or nominate an Indigenous woman who makes her community a better place. Who should apply or be nominated? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who: Are inspiring Work endlessly to bring positive impacts to …

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Apply for the Get Active Kids Voucher Program

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment. Eligible children may be able to receive up to $200 each. To be eligible your child/dependant must be: aged 4 to 18 years at …

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Torrens University Australia Career Crush Quiz

Want to turn your natural talents into a dream job? The Torrens University Australia Career Crush is an online quiz that reveals students’ personal strengths, passions and aspirations to match you with the careers and courses you’re most compatible with. Career Crush not only delivers a personality profile, compatible careers and courses, but also throws …

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Free Earth Hour Lesson Plans and Resources

WWF-Australia has partnered with Cool Australia to develop free, downloadable lesson plans and resources to help bring Earth Hour into your classroom. These curriculum-aligned resources introduce and explore important environmental topics like climate change, support learning online and at school, and provide units suitable for Early Learning, Primary and Secondary students. Explore and download Earth …

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Bunya to the Bay 2021

Bunya to the Bay is an award winning educational experience grounded in aboriginal culture and heritage that follows the Brisbane River from the source to the sea. A group of 40 selected students relay in teams to walk, cycle and canoe over 340 km of challenging river terrain. Scientific, personal, social, and adventure learning experiences …

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Apply for the Outback Queensland Education Experience Program

The Outback Queensland Education Experience Program was established in 2011 to encourage teachers to take their students to Outback Queensland and integrate its rich history and heritage into school learning. It provides the opportunity for students to learn from and give back to Outback communities by experiencing life on the land. The scheme provides a …

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Children’s Rights Queensland – Young Leaders Challenge

The Young Leaders Challenge is targeted at high school aged students that show leadership potential. This is a free program developed by the Children’s Rights Queensland and its professional network. The program features: Short online training units for students to complete in their own time Resources to assist students complete their projects Opportunities for students …

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Listen to the Fierce Girls Podcast

From athletes to aviators, scientists to spies. From the deep blue sea to the dark, black skies. Australia is full of girls who dare to do things differently. Adventurous girls. Girls with guts and spirit. You know what they are? They’re fierce. And these are their stories. Join the amazing Amy Shark, Yael Stone, Dame …

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Career Classroom Activities

Career Worksheet – World of Work Activities

These worksheets could help your students think about all of the different types of places that people work. They’ll need to think about the range of workplaces they have seen and experienced, and then be encouraged to place themselves into possible future workplaces. These activities could be used in class, incorporated into career counselling preparation, …

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Purpose Project launch in Sydney

Did you know that 1 in 2 students have no idea what they’re going to do after school? Or that in 1 in 3 young Australians are unemployed or underemployed after their studies? The Purpose Project has launched 3 new programs in 2021 for high schools in Greater Sydney to enable every student to pursue …

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Join the YMCA Western Australian Youth Parliament

YMCA Youth Parliament is a national project that gives young people a chance to stand up in Parliament and have their voices heard. The program aims to educate, empower and encourage young people to take an active role in their community by contributing the views of their electorate at a state level. All Western Australians …

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Join the YMCA South Australia Youth Parliament

YMCA South Australia Youth Parliament is a non-partisan program providing a platform for young people aged 15 – 25 to have their say on important issues, build skills and parliamentary understanding. It focuses on personal development, empowerment and connecting politicians and decision makers with youth voices and opinions. The Youth Parliament program runs from March …

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Join the Y NSW Youth Parliament

The Y NSW Youth Parliament is an empowerment and advocacy program that provides a platform for young people to have their voices heard through legislative debate and decision making. Aimed at young people in years 10, 11 and 12 or equivalent age throughout the state, the Y NSW Youth Parliament highlights the power of young …

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Respectful Relationships Education Toolkit

This Toolkit has been created by Our Watch to support schools in delivering Respectful relationships education, and was developed as part of the Respectful relationships education in Schools (RREiS) pilot. The RREiS pilot supported 19 schools from across Victoria to embed a whole school approach to Respectful relationships education while also delivering the Department of Education and …

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YEA! Youth Exchange Australia

YEA! Youth Exchange Australia is a leadership-focused domestic exchange program for Australian high school students. A YEA! Program gives you the opportunity to participate in a domestic exchange program complemented by a leadership workshop and project to equip you with the skills to become a leader of tomorrow. YEA! is all about experiencing Australia at …

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University of Sydney HSC Society and Culture Support

To help support Year 12 HSC Society and Culture students, the University of Sydney is running expert consultations with Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for PIP Projects. These 15 minute virtual consultation sessions aim to support Year 12 HSC Society and Culture students with their personal interest projects. The one-on-one consultation sessions will be …

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Join the Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy

The Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy gives young Indigenous women the tools and support they need to succeed in an exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) career. Open to girls in year 8 and 11, the program supports students from high school right through to when they graduate from uni. You get to participate …

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Cool Kids – Taking Control

Cool Kids – Taking Control is an online self-help program to help children aged 7-12 to cope with bullying and manage anxiety. The program is based on the Cool Kids face-to-face program which typically costs $500. However, if you participate in this trial the program can be accessed free of charge. Difficulty managing anxiety is …

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Apply for the Yamaha Great Start Grant

The Great Start Grant is an annual, by-application award of musical instruments and equipment gifted to a school to get their music program off the ground. Music is widely accepted as a valuable and meaningful part of a child’s education. Unfortunately, in Australia, not every school offers continuous, sequential education in music. By creating a …

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FNQ Stage Mentoring Experience

Aspiring stage professionals from the Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Etheridge, Douglas Shire and Cairns areas are invited to apply for an opportunity to get hands-on experience working alongside the many technical professionals and coordinators of this year’s Cairns Children’s Festival to be held 15 and 16 May. Successful applicants from the regions will be offered free …

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ReachOut Checklist to Help Your Teen Transition to High School

The transition to high school can be scary for both parents and their children. Suddenly your child is the little fish in the big pond again and there are new rules and responsibilities for you both to learn. You can help make the transition as smooth as possible by using ReachOut’s Transition to High School …

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Careers with STEM Indigenous

Careers with STEM has launched their first Indigenous-only student career guide, launched to inspire young Indigenous students in Australia and New Zealand to pursue STEM courses and careers. The magazine celebrates and showcases the science, technology, engineering and maths that busts stereotypes about who works in STEM and what those jobs look like, while providing …

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Exhibit Your Work in Light up the Lane

Light up the Lane is the City of Hobart’s premier digital youth arts festival which transforms the city by projecting digital work onto buildings, fences, windows, doors, footpaths and anywhere else we can. The event is an opportunity for our community to celebrate the skill, passion and creativity of young artists, transforming the urban landscape …

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Defence Force FitPrep Program

For people who are looking to enter the defence force, but require additional support and development with fitness, confidence, and resilience, there is an alternative pathway. Redesigned in 2020, the Fitness, Confidence & Resilience Preparation (FitPrep) Program is now available to both women and men looking to join the ADF who might need a bit …

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Zoom Interview Tips

Zoom Interview Tips

Although video and phone interviews have both been around for a long time, in the post-2020/COVID era, Zoom and the like have never been more popular. In some instances, this method of interviewing may have replaced physical interviews because it’s just easier all around. We’ve put together a few of the top Zoom interview tips …

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Join the NSW Public Schools Aboriginal Dance Company

Applications for the 2021 Aboriginal Dance Company are open. This is an ensemble for students who have ability, talent and experience performing contemporary and traditional cultural dance. Students in the Aboriginal Dance Company experience exciting opportunities to perform, learn new skills and build relationships with others from across the state. If you are in Year …

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Fast Track for Top Teachers to Become Principals

For the first time the State’s best teachers will have an opportunity to fast track their careers and become principals in half the time. Each year 30 excelling teachers and 20 teaching graduates can apply to participate in a new NSW government program to turbo-charge their careers to the level of principal within 10 years. …

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Are you sitting the UCAT Test in 2021?

Are you sitting the UCAT Test in 2021?

UCAT have some fantastic free resources to help you prepare for the exam. They say: “We advise you to prepare for the UCAT using the free official practice materials which have been developed by the UCAT Consortium. We believe that everyone should have access to free preparation materials to support their test preparation. The resources …

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I am Media Smart

Body image concerns are a serious problem for many young people. I am Media Smart is a research trial of two versions of Media Smart Online, a fully confidential program found to help people both with body image concerns as well as those already showing signs of an eating disorder. The trial is open to …

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Safe on Social Toolkit

Safe on Social Toolkits provide schools and parents with an array of resources developed by leading cyber safety experts and offers the most current and engaging online safety information available. There are toolkits made for both schools and parents. The school toolkit includes: 50+ Easy to Understand Teacher Cheat Sheets Monthly Parent Resources Alerts on …

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Enter the CITYLIFE Platform Youth Week Exhibition

Are you a young Darwin artist looking for opportunities to show your work? City of Darwin’s CITYLIFE Platform Youth Week exhibition may be for you! The CITYLIFE Platform consists of 10 large lightboxes installed across three sites in Darwin, at the Nightcliff Pool, Chinatown Carpark and Smith Street Mall. It offers artists a great opportunity …

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University Co-op Scholarships

These sought-after scholarships do much more than cover your finances. You’ll get access to exclusive leadership and development programs, internships and work experience, as well as a host of other benefits that will transform your university experience. But each university has a unique system – different eligibility criteria, application process and deadline. We’re working hard …

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Climate Schools Program

Climate Schools is the most innovative and engaging way to empower students to gain knowledge about their health and wellbeing. Aiming to change and reinvigorate the school climate around alcohol and other drug education, the modules provide curriculum-consistent health education courses proven to reduce harm and improve student well-being. By implementing these user-friendly evidence-based programs …

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Duolingo for Schools

Duolingo is a great tool for students and educators to get the most out of their time together in the classroom. Duolingo for Schools is adapted for groups of students and their educators. Whether as an extra credit homework assignment, an in-class exercise, or as a way for students to stay language fit over the …

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Learn a Language with Duolingo

Are you interested in learning a new language? If you’re looking for a convenient, easy (and free) way to learn, Duolingo could be perfect. Duolingo is packed with a huge variety of languages, from Spanish, Japanese and German, to rarer languages such as Gaelic and Hawaiian, and even fictional languages like Klingon and High Valyrian. …

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Career Worksheet – Balance Activities

These worksheets are designed to get your students thinking about how they balance their priorities. They’ll be asked to think about the things that are important to them, and create a visual representation of how they balance their time. Students are also asked to reflect on their concerns and assess their importance. These activities could be …

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Transition to Work

The Transition to Work employment service helps young people aged 15-24 into work (including apprenticeships and training) or education. Transition to Work participants receive intensive, pre-employment support to develop practical skills to get a job, connect with education or training, find local job opportunities and connect with relevant local community services. To participate in Transition …

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LAUNCHmedia Program

LAUNCHmedia is a free media upskilling program for young people aged 12-25. LAUNCHmedia supports you to gain confidence as a social media superstar and practise skills in media and communications through covering local community events. Participants get to: Attend community events and post about it Access workshops and resources around making stronger content Learn about …

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The STELR Project

STELR (Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance) is a national initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. The primary aim of STELR is to address the problem of low participation rates in STEM subjects at the upper secondary school level. It does this by developing teaching modules relating these subjects to highly relevant …

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#MySTEMstory – rural women in STEM

#MySTEMstory shares the stories of women from rural regions of NSW who have forged amazing careers in STEM. Watch a series of videos made by incredible women as they talk to their younger selves about their goals when they were young and where they are now. You can watch the videos here: https://www.uts.edu.au/about/faculty-engineering-and-information-technology/women-engineering-and-it/primary-and-high-school-programs/engaging-girls-regional-and-remote-communities/mystemstory

Join the AFS Global You Adventurer Virtual Program

Would you like to make friends around the world from your home? AFS Global You Adventurer is here to help you do that! This is a one-of-a-kind online program where you will learn about connecting with people across cultures and become part of a global community. In addition to having fun, you’ll learn from AFS …

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FYA Worlds of Work

FYA’s Worlds of Work (WOW) is a free ​national initiative that equips young people with the enterprise skills and careers management skills to be prepared for the future of work. Tailored for students in Years 8-10, WOW activities facilitate meaningful career-linked experiences that aim to answer the question ‘What does it take to succeed in …

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Virtual Work Experience

Why it’s vital to make work experience succeed online

2020 saw many work experience opportunities for students become unavailable as face-to-face contact became nearly impossible at times. For students, this means there were less chances out there for them to experience the world of work and dive into what could be their future career. It also means they may have missed out on gaining …

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CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools Program

Providing engaging and relevant learning experiences in STEM subjects in the classroom can be a challenge. To help you, STEM Professionals in Schools partners you with a highly qualified STEM professional to increase your confidence, knowledge and skills in STEM subjects and help you enrich the learning experiences for your students. Through your partnership, you …

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Teaching Space With NASA

NASA experts and education specialists have created webinars, workshops and resources for teachers who are teaching about space, science and the Earth. You can watch old webinars at any time on demand, and access their teaching resources for free. Find out more here: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/teaching-space/

QATSIF Yarning With Our Elders Project

QATSIF in partnership with Australian Catholic University is inviting all Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2021 secondary students to yarn with, learn from, and share the stories, wisdom and cultural heritage of our Elders. Current Year 6 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are going into Year 7 in a Queensland School in …

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Career Teaching Resources

Career Worksheet – Self Awareness

This worksheet is designed to get your students thinking about their strengths and interests. You could incorporate this worksheet into a lesson on self-awareness, helping students to uncover what makes them unique. Students could discuss common strengths and interests in groups or as a class before filling out the worksheet, and then refer to their …

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Career Teaching Resources

Career Worksheet – A Work Day

This worksheet is designed to get your students thinking about what a real workday is like. They’ll draw on their own experiences of watching people close to them work to figure out what types of things people do during a work day. This activity could be used in conjunction with group discussions, and could be …

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Writing Activities Study Work Grow

Career Lesson Writing Activities

We’ve put together a range of writing prompt worksheets for you to use with students in class. Use them to start a discussion amongst students, or insert them into your career lessons. Each activity is structured to get students thinking about one of the key Careers and Work Studies topics. Students are prompted to think …

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Talking Safety – Workplace Safety Lesson Resources

This resource from the Centre for Disease Control in the US is a little dated (2010), but still has some great information and tips for teaching students about workplace safety. You’ll be able to find sections on injuries and emergencies, making the workplace safer, and learning about your rights. Find the resources here.

Workplace Safety

safe@work

safe@work is an occupational health and safety program for secondary school students undertaking work experience. It helps students improve their knowledge and understanding of occupational health and safety matters before entering a workplace. The program has been created by the Victorian Government, but the activities and lessons could be useful for anyone teaching students about workplace …

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We the Differents

Everybody’s education journey is different. Whether you want to go to uni or TAFE, do an apprenticeship, or take a gap year, there are options out there for you. The Queensland Government has launched We the Differents, a website with information on your options during and after school. Check it out here: https://www.wethedifferents.qld.edu.au/

Get some inspiration from these fascinating career stories

What She Did Next is a smart and engaging podcast series showcasing the fascinating career stories of Australian women from diverse fields and backgrounds, and their journey of facing and embracing change. Now in its third season, the show features women from rural and regional parts of the country as well as from our big …

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CDU Indigenous Pre-Law Enabling Program

Charles Darwin University’s Indigenous Pre-Law Enabling Program aims to increase the number of indigenous lawyers in the Northern Territory. This year, the program had more than 20 successful applicants from remote locations across the NT. For people living in remote areas who may be the first in their family to consider university, there can be …

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2021 Queensland Reconciliation Awards

The 2021 Queensland Reconciliation Awards is now open for nominations. These Awards recognise initiatives undertaken by businesses, community organisations and groups, educational institutions and government going above and beyond their core business to foster reconciliation and pave the way for a better future for our state. Nominations are encouraged across five categories: Business Community Education …

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Apply for the RRR Women’s Canberra Muster Leadership Program

The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) has developed the unique RRR Women’s Canberra Muster leadership Program over the last five years. Each year a selected cohort of RRR women ‘Muster’ in Canberra to be inspired, learn, network and grow their leadership skills and ‘giveback’ to their community through a volunteer project of their design. Over …

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Apply for a FairPlay Voucher

If you’re experiencing financial hardship, the Queensland Government is offering assistance to help parents whose children want to participate in extra-curricular activities. You can apply for a FairPlay voucher of $150 which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers. Vouchers can be used for children …

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Discovering New Voices – Adult Animation

Screenworks’ Discovering New Voices – Adult Animation is a three-stage program designed to train undiscovered, diverse and talented writers and animators living in regional, rural and remote Australia with specific skills, and then place the final selected participant or team in Princess Pictures for a month to develop an animation project. Through Screenworks Discovering New …

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Meet Bond’s Indigenous Medical Scholars

Myora Kruger and Joan Cassimatis are currently studying the Medical Program at Bond University. They are the first two Indigenous Medical Scholars to enter the program. They both came from different pathways to enter the Medical Program, but are enjoying their studies at Bond, and hope to make a difference in their communities in the …

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What is Rent Assistance?

Moving away from home to study can be expensive – not only do you need to think about uni fees, study materials, and transport, but what if you need to rent a place to live as well? Thankfully, there is help out there. If you’re getting ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance, you might also be eligible …

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Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy

The Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy gives young Indigenous women the tools and support they need to succeed in an exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) career. Aimed at students in Years 8 and 11, the Academy will promote access to STEM careers. Academy students will be best-placed to enter university directly from school, …

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Spill the Beans

Spill the Beans is like TED Talks for kids, by kids. It’s a global platform for kids to tell the truth. Spill the Beans creates online and in person events, enabling kids to voice their ideas, stories and inspiration. Our incredible kids get to unleash their inner voice on our global platform. We offer these …

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MyFuture – Resources for Teachers

MyFuture is a national career information service that helps guide young people towards their path to the future. They have a huge variety of resources available for teachers and careers advisers to support their students. Here are some of their useful resources: Explore the future of work School to work pathways infographics Teaching resources Discover …

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School Holiday Art Classes for Teens

Looking for something creative to do these school holidays? Art Est is running a series of workshops for teens, with classes in pottery, painting, drawing, writing, and more. Find out what’s on offer and book a class here: https://www.artest.com.au/courses/demographic/teens?tag=/delivery/school-holiday-activities-sydney

Firetech Online School Holiday Tech Classes

These school holidays, Firetech are offering small online classes to help you learn about games and coding. There are several classes on offer, including: Video Game Development with Unity Video Game Design Junior Coding with Minecraft Making Games with ROBLOX Creating for Youtube There are courses for kids of all ages, from 9 to 17. …

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Enter the Young Achiever Awards

The Young Achiever Awards acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people throughout Australia up to and including 29 years of age as of 31 December each year. No achievement is too small (or big!) and all young people should be applauded for their positive impacts on our local and …

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Apply for the NT Youth Round Table in 2021

The Round Table is a direct communication avenue between young Territorians and the Northern Territory Government, where young people have a platform to share their ideas and views about issues affecting them or interests of young people. Being part of the 2021 NT Youth Round Table is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills …

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The Impact of Social Media – an elite sport perspective to aid conversations with young people

Often parents, educators, coaches and business leaders share their deep concerns with us around the impact of social media on their children, students, players and staff. Here’s a perspective from the elite sports arena. You may find this article useful in conversations with colleagues, parents and young people. We can all learn from this and …

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Audition for the 2021 Victorian State Schools Spectacular

The Victorian State Schools Spectacular celebrates the enormous talent that exists in Victorian government schools, bringing together about 3000 students in a musical extravaganza at Melbourne Arena. Are you in a rock band, jazz ensemble or hip-hop dance group? Are you a gymnast, acrobat, circus performer, puppeteer, rollerskater, cheerleader, beat boxer, BMX or scooter trickster? …

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at Zoos SA

Zoos South Australia is the first zoo in the world to be an accredited Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Centre. The Zoos SA program is open to adventurers aged 16-24, and will run as a course parallel to the school year, February to November 2021 with two groups based from either Adelaide Zoo or Monarto …

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