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Jobs for night owls

Top 5 Jobs for Night Owls

Do you dread waking up at the break of dawn? Think working from 9 to 5 might not be for you? While the world often caters to morning people, there are many rewarding careers that suit your nocturnal nature. In this blog, we’ll explore five fantastic jobs perfect for night owls – let’s discover the …

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Arrive & Thrive Career Resources

Arrive & Thrive have developed a heap of free guides and online resources to help young people learn how to apply for jobs and find a career they’ll love. The resources include PDF guides and online modules, spanning topics such as resume and interview preparation, career design principles, tools for parents, and more. Access and …

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PreVET is a resource developed by the Department of Education NT for remote indigenous students. It has been designed to show students how the world of work links to the wider community and to themselves, and supports Aboriginal ways of learning. Each module explores a different job within the community in an interactive magazine format, …

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Skillsroad Teacher and Careers Advisor Toolkit

Skillsroad are excited to announce the launch of their comprehensive Teacher and Careers Advisor Toolkit – a jam-packed resource to support educators with career planning. What you get: A series of lesson plans designed to help students in planning for their career journey. Advice on organising a careers day at your school and work experience …

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When is the right time to start learning about careers?

When is the right time to start learning about careers?

Welcome to the next article in our National Careers Week series – the theme for 2022 is “Career. More than just a job” and we’ve taken an in-depth look into what your career actually is, and what you can do to take control over it. Today, we think about when we should start teaching about …

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STELR Careers in STEM Webinars

Each week throughout Term 2, STELR is running a series of webinars featuring different careers in STEM. These webinars give students the opportunity to meet Australian scientists and engineers. These free webinars are presented by STELR as part of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series (VCES). All students around Australia are welcome to attend. Find …

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What’s the difference between a career, a job, and work?

What’s the difference between a career, a job, and work?

Welcome to the first in our National Careers Week series – the theme for 2022 is “Career. More than just a job” and we’ve taken an in-depth look into what your career actually is, and what you can do to take control over it. First up, we’ve defined what a ‘career’ actually is, and in …

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Busting Work Myths

Busting Work Myths

The working world is changing quickly, really quickly, and even though we spend a huge chunk of our lives working there are still many misconceptions about what work is, and what it means. So, we’ve debunked some of the myths we hear about most frequently, from the role of salary in career decision-making, through to …

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Know Your Rights at Work

Keen to start your first job? Before you dive right in, there are some important things you should know first. The ACTU’s Worksite is packed with information about your rights at work, including wages, leave, safety, bullying and more. They have worksheets, videos, quizzes, articles and more for you to access. Take a look here: …

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Workshopping your future

We don’t need a crystal ball to work out what’s coming. Life is… pretty predictable. Sure, some things change, if you want to get an inkling of how things are going to turn out you can follow in the footsteps of those who’ve come before. Not literally, none of us will tread the exact same …

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Our take on Australian Jobs 2021

Australian Jobs 2021 was released last week, and I’ve spent the past couple of days going over it in detail. It’s not the first report of its kind, but the pandemic has changed just about every aspect of the labour market, and made any report written pre-2020 obsolete, so it’s great to get our hands …

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The Future of Work

The way we work is changing, fast. Automated systems are taking over many of the simple, repetitive tasks we used to give to low-skilled and entry level workers, which means those jobs are the ones that are disappearing. Other tasks that used to be done by highly trained and educated people are also being taken …

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ABC Education Resources

Looking for some great content you can use in the classroom, whether you’re teaching in class or virtually? ABC Education is packed with a whole heap of videos, lessons, articles, and heaps more content, all mapped to the Australian curriculum. And the best part is they’re all free to use. ABC Education has content for …

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National Careers Week Information Sheets

National Careers Week have developed some great resources you can provide to students. They have created a variety of information sheets on different sections of careers development, including resume writing, interviews, networking, skills, self-awareness, and much more. The sheets can be downloaded for free from the National Careers Week website here: https://careersweek.com.au/resources/ The 2021 National …

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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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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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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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Careers in Maths

A career in maths doesn’t just have to mean sitting at a desk crunching numbers. Maths is involved in almost every job out there in some way. If you’re thinking of a career in maths, there is a huge variety of fields and industries you can work in. Plus, you will learn great analytical and …

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What is Work

What is Work?

Learn about work and what it could look like for you

What it’s really like to be an Engineer

Are you thinking of studying engineering at university? Wonder what a day in the life of an engineer is really like? Deakin graduate and mechanical engineer Matt Bickley shares his experience, giving you an insight into what it’s really like to be an engineer. Read the full blog here: https://this.deakin.edu.au/career/what-its-really-like-to-be-an-engineer

Top 10 Job Spotlights of 2020

Top 10 Job Spotlights of 2020

Each week at Study Work Grow, we research and compile a Job Spotlight. They’re designed to help you explore careers. From the skills that may be required, to a short look at what each job involves, the qualifications required, other pathways that could get you the job, as well as the salary you could expect …

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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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Apprenticeships Explained

What exactly is an Apprenticeship?   Apprenticeships are a system that allows you to gain nationally recognised qualifications and hands-on work experience at the same time, with another added benefit that you’ll get paid for the work that you do too. You carry out the study part of your job through TAFE or another approved …

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Why we work

Why we work

The main reason most people get up and go to work every day is to earn money. We call this an income. In today’s world, we need money for: Paying for the home we live in How we move around, which means fuel for the car, bus passes, and train trips Buying food, clothes, books, …

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ADF | ADFA Virtual Information Session

At the Australian Defence Force Academy you will receive service training while studying for your UNSW degree, and graduate as an Officer in the Australian Defence Force. Join us for an info session to learn more.

ADF | Navy Careers Virtual Information Session

Consider a dynamic and fulfilling career like no other and work alongside like-minded, expertly trained personnel as a member of the Royal Australian Navy. Speak with serving members about career opportunities at our upcoming info session.

In-demand roles for 16 November 2020

This week, there was continued strong growth in jobs in Hospitality & Tourism. If you’d like to find out more about a jobs in this area, check out our Job Spotlights on becoming a bartender, sommelier, cleaner, food technologist, or dive instructor, and the tourism industry, hair and beauty, and the food industry. Here are …

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In-demand roles for 9 November 2020

This week, there was continued strong growth in jobs in Hospitality & Tourism. If you’d like to find out more about a jobs in this area, check out our Job Spotlights on becoming a bartender, sommelier, cleaner, food technologist, or dive instructor, and the tourism industry, hair and beauty, and the food industry. Here are …

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UQ | Girls in Computing

Discover the exciting and diverse career options available in technology, software engineering and computer science at UQ’s Girls in Computing event. Open to all female high school students, as well as parents, caregivers and teachers, this evening offers a unique chance to engage in interactive activities, visit information booths, and hear personal stories from current …

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Vogue Codes Summit

The annual Vogue Codes Summit has gone virtual for 2020 and will take place over two half-days – November 10 and 11. Technology touches more roles and careers than ever before and continues to open up new areas of opportunity. The 2020 Vogue Codes Summit will explore technology as a force for good, how to …

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AATIS Online Information Sessions

The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) have launched their nationwide digital information session. There are two sessions available – “What employers want to know about Australian Apprenticeships” and “An overview of AATIS resources”. These interactive workshops will be held for each state, as well as two nation-wide events. Limited spots are available, so …

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Skillsroad Career Lesson Plans

Skillsroad has a variety of lesson plan resources available for Careers Advisors to help their students plan future career pathways. They have lesson plans on work styles, resilience and motivation, interviewing, and more. Lessons contain a content mix of theory, stories, videos and activities aimed at engaging students and encouraging active participation and introspection. Find …

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Health Heroes Teacher Resources

If you’re looking for resources to help inspire your students thinking about a career in Indigenous health, Health Heroes has videos, lesson plans, posters and brochures available. You can find out more and order a kit for your school here: http://healthheroes.health.gov.au/internet/heroes/publishing.nsf/Content/Resources

Indigenous Health Heroes

Have you ever wondered where a career in health could take you? Check out Health Heroes, a resource packed with information and videos about Indigenous people currently working in health. From doctors and nurses, to occupational therapists, social workers and students, you can hear all about what life is like as a health worker. Here’s …

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headspace Resume Writing Workshop

Join headspace’s Individual Placement Support (IPS) team and Youth Ambassadors for a workshop around resumes and interview skills. The IPS team specialises in helping young people achieve their employment goals. If you’re aged between 16-25 years and wanting to update your resume and interview skills, this workshop is for you. Session 1 (21 October): Building …

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Careers Stories in Teaching

Careers Stories in Teaching

Considering becoming a teacher after high school? Reading some careers stories in teaching could help you decide if it’s an option worth investigating a bit more. You could choose to teach in early childhood education, primary, secondary, senior high school, tertiary education (university and TAFE etc.), or adult education. Whichever your choice, teaching is a …

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YLab Learning

YLab is an initiative of the Foundation for Young Australians that is empowering young people to think about the future of the workforce and the world. YLab Learning provides immersive, practical online learning experiences for young people and those who work alongside them. Their first collection of courses will provide you with the essentials you …

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The Virtual Staffroom Podcast

The Virtual Staffroom is a new edtech podcast for teachers by teachers. It’s the brand-new #edtech podcast brought to you by the Technology 4 Learning (T4L) team at the NSW Department of Education. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner tech user or an advanced one – the Virtual Staffroom is for any teacher …

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National Careers Institute Podcast

The National Careers Institute’s podcasts will inspire you to consider a skills-based career. They interview people who made their career dreams come true after completing vocational education and training (VET). If you’re looking for some career inspiration, give this podcast a listen. Find out more and listen in here: https://nci.dese.gov.au/get-career-ideas/podcast-channel

Teacher Career Path Handbook

Designed for anyone considering a career in teaching, the Handbook introduces potential teachers to the in’s and out’s of the role. Find out if you have the necessary skills and attributes to become a teacher, then learn about pathways to help you get to where you want to go. The Handbook is FREE for Study …

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A day in the life of a speech pathology student at ACU

Shivani Vummidi is an ACU student studying speech pathology. If you’ve wondered what a typical day in the life of a student looks like, follow Shivani along as she takes you through her daily activities. Read about it on ACU’s blog here: https://www.impact.acu.edu.au/future-student/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-speech-pathology-student

Listen to the STEM Careers Podcast

The Queensland Government’s STEM Careers podcast series features interviews with STEM professionals doing incredible work that is impacting the lives of the people around them. The podcast gives you the chance to learn just how interesting and rewarding a career in STEM can be. Listen to the podcast here: https://qed.qld.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media/podcasts/podcasts-stem

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