Workplace Issues

When can I start work?

When can I start work?

A big part of growing up is starting work. It can be great to have some extra money for yourself, feel more independent, as well as learning the skills you’ll need in the workforce for the rest of your life. But before you get too keen, there are some things you need to know before …

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Are You Summer Work Ready?

Are You Summer Work Ready?

If you’ve decided to go ahead and find a summer job, once you’ve organised your resume and started applying for jobs, you’re already halfway there. There are just one or two other things you might like to organise so that you’ll be ready to start work as soon as you get the call.   Are …

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Increase to the Minimum Wage

Big news – the Fair Work Commission has ruled the minimum wage will increase by 5.2%. This means the new hourly rate (for full and part-time employees over the age of 21) will be going up to $21.38.   What might this mean for you?   Well, currently in jobs such such as aged and …

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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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Ergon Energy Apprenticeship 2022 – Expression of interest for women

Are you a woman who loves the outdoors? Do you enjoy working in a hands-on role? Have you considered a career in the energy industry? Ergon Energy have fantastic women working as apprentices and tradespeople across our organisation, and would love to see more women apply for roles with them. The apprenticeships we are offering …

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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: The 2021 National …

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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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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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Pathways15 Online

The Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) have partnered with the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) to deliver the 2020 Pathways15 Online Conference. The Pathways Online Committee recognise the important contribution of industry, government and communities in creating an inclusive society for people with disability. Pathways15 Online: Advancing Inclusion in 2020 …

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UN Youth | NSW Young Leaders Summit

This November, our Young Leaders Summit will be focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Industries. This is our final summit for the year – so don’t miss out on this opportunity! Get ready for a day of workshops to learn about all the different ways companies and similar organisations affect the world around them, …

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Crawford Fund – Education Resources

To celebrate World Food Day, 16 October 2020, the Crawford Fund is launching “Development for a Better Future” – free quality high school teaching materials focused on agriculture for development and global food and nutrition security. There are materials for Senior Secondary, as well as for Years 9-10. The modules have been linked to the …

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University of Melbourne | Skills and Careers for the 21st Century: Where to from here?

Even prior to the pandemic, the 21st Century had started to require different sets of skills and attitudes in understanding what skills are important for rapidly changing industries. The current pandemic has only escalated these changes. As a result, students are expected to have a very different skills profile by the time they graduate from …

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Creative Careers

If you’re a creative teen thinking about future study options or a career in the arts, or wondering if your creative talents are still relevant, this talk’s for you. Liminal magazine founder and PhD student Leah Jing McIntosh and journalist and documentary filmmaker Santilla Chingaipe will survey the changing landscape of the arts in Australia, …

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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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Trainee Indigenous Co-Researcher

GTNT Group are now recruiting for a Trainee Indigenous Co-Researcher to work with the Menzies School of Health Research. This fantastic opportunity is offering a Certificate III in Community Services with paid employment. To be successful in this role, you will have/be: Of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent Good oral communication skills in …

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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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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:

Jetstar 2021 Apprenticeship Program

Applications are currently open for Jetstar’s 2021 Apprenticeship program. When you become a Jetstar apprentice, you’ll hit the ground running in an intensive 4-year development program that will give you exposure to all our engineering functions spanning across Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) and Continuous Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO). The Apprenticeship Program takes apprentices for the following trade …

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Apprenticeship Intake 2021 – Ergon Energy and Energex

Energy Queensland are now looking for passionate people who want a career in the electrical industry to join Ergon Energy Network and Energex. Energy Queensland is one of the largest electricity networks in the western world and employ thousands of people right around the state. They have various electrical apprenticeships on offer in metro, regional …

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2021 GTNT & GEMCO Apprenticeships

GTNT Group are now recruiting for multiple apprenticeship positions to work at the GEMCO manganese mine in the Groote Eylandt region. Positions are available in the following areas: Maintenance Boilermaking Maintenance Electrical Mechanical Fitting Auto Electrical Diesel Fitting These apprenticeships could be the perfect kickstart to your career in the mining industry. You will have …

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William Adams CAT | Apprenticeships 2021

William Adams CAT | Apprenticeships 2021

Offering apprenticeships in: Mobile Equipment (Earthmoving), Heavy Road Transport (Trucks), Metal Fabrication (Boilermaker and Auto Electrical) across our branch network. As a William Adams Apprentice, you will join over 300 Diesel Technicians that are passionate about what they do and are leaders in their field. You will enjoy state of the art training, above award …

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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:

Human Right to Work

Your Human Right to Work

Did you know that access to work is one of your basic human rights in Australia? The Australian Government is a party to seven international human rights treaties, and one of them covers your right to work. This means that everyone in Australia has the opportunity earn a living through any kind of work they …

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Family & domestic violence leave | Fair Work Australia

Did you know that ALL employees, including part-time and casual employees, are able to take 5 days of ‘family and domestic violence leave’ each year? The leave is unpaid, and you may also be entitled to other paid or unpaid leave under your own agreement or award. You also don’t have to ‘build-it-up’, you can …

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