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First Pitch Competition

First Pitch calls on budding young entrepreneurs aged up to 18 to enter their best business pitch for the chance to win great prizes. You can submit a 3-minute pitch on a business innovation or idea that can make a difference in your community and Australia wide. Your pitch will be judged by a local …

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How to become a Cleaner

How to become a Cleaner

If you’d like a job that’s active with flexible hours and where you can see results instantly, find out how to become a Cleaner.

How to become a writer

How to become a Writer

Interested in a career as a writer, or want to explore it as an option? This job spotlight highlights what’s involved and how to get there.

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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Should I drop a subject

Should I drop a subject?

Senior high school is tough! You’re busy with school, extra curriculars, and maybe even working part time too. You might also be learning to drive, expected to do more at home, then there’s all the life admin you’ve suddenly got to deal with…and a social life to consider. So it’s understandable that when you’re thinking …

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How to become a Picker and Packer

How to become a Picker and Packer

Pickers and Packers (also known as Storepersons) generally work in warehouse environments for retail, logistics, wholesale or manufacturing. They pull merchandise from shelves and prepare items for shipping. If you’re organised, physically fit, and interested in a career that’s face paced and will keep you active, then working as a Picker and Packer could be …

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Get experience in school

Don’t Wait to Finish School to get Experience

You don’t need to sit around and wait until you’ve finished school to start getting experience, building skills, and making connections for your future. There are lots of things you can do alongside your schoolwork. Let’s take a look at some of your options. Part-time work  This is something a lot of students already do. …

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How to become an online tutor

How to become an Online Tutor

Online Tutors help students improve in their chosen subject area. They teach a huge variety of subjects, such as maths, music, or languages, or they can help students with more general things like forming good study habits. Tutoring online gives you the ability to engage with students from across the country, widening your prospects. If …

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Jobs for people who love puzzles

Jobs for People who Love Puzzles

Puzzles can be toys, games, or problems that are designed to test your ingenuity. From jigsaw puzzles and computer games, to crosswords and sudoku, there are lots of different ways you could be entertained by a great puzzle. But there’s more to puzzling than just fun. You can learn useful skills (puzzles are often used …

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How to become a Photographer

How to become a Photographer

Photographers are skilled, technical artists who are trained in the use of various kinds of equipment and techniques to produce high quality images of people, landscapes, animals, products, and other subjects. If you’re creative with a great eye for composition, and are prepared to put in long hours to obtain a single perfect image, this …

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Difference between reference and referee

What’s the Difference Between a Reference and a Referee?

If you’re hunting for work, you’ve probably put together a resume to hand out to potential employers. One of the most important parts of the hiring process is the employer looking for information about you from other people. This is usually done through references and referees. But what are references and referees, and what’s the …

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How to become a Lawyer

How to become a Lawyer

Lawyers inform clients about their legal rights and obligations. Lawyer can refer to either Solicitors, who work in more of a consultancy role and provide legal advice to clients, or Barristers, who will represent clients in court. Solicitors and Barristers will usually work together to support a client if necessary. If you’re passionate about the …

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Join the Academy for Enterprising Girls

The Academy for Enterprising Girls is a fun online eLearning campus designed to help students learn the innovation, design thinking, and tech skills to think like a Girl Boss and start their own business one day. The Academy includes expert advice from some of Australia’s most inspiring business people, teaches resilience, the art of problem-solving …

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Join the Australian School of Entrepreneurship

The Australian School of Entrepreneurship deliver life skills workshops and entrepreneurial education programs for young people aged 5 to 24 years who are interested in entrepreneurship, providing the chance to grow their skills and knowledge. It’s free to join and as a member, you will have access to: learning content made by young entrepreneurs a …

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All about Microcredentials

Bite-sized learning   In the future world of work, your transferable skills will be more important than ever. Gone are the days of getting one qualification and being done. Today, jobs are constantly evolving, which means our knowledge and skills need to as well. The popularity of microcredentials has exploded over the last few years. …

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How to become a Dietitian

How to become a Dietitian

Dietitians are healthcare professionals who are qualified in dietetics. They understand how bodies and nutrition work together to provide maximum nourishment and benefit to our bodies. They are licensed to assess and diagnose nutritional problems, then treat patients by adjusting their diets and eating habits. If you’re great with people, and have a healthy lifestyle …

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University in the UK

Applying to University in the UK from Australia

If you’d like to study in the UK, there are a few things that you’ll need to know. Step 1 – Find out about Student Visa requirements It’s a great idea to start by looking at the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website. They specialise in providing advice and information to international students. …

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How to become a UX Designer

How to become a UX Designer

UX (or User Experience) Designers create easy, efficient, relevant, pleasant experiences for the end-user. UX Design can be applied to any product or service, from websites to vegetable peelers, or even a visit to the local supermarket. If you’re practical but creative, have great all-round communication skills and are looking for a job which is …

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How to become a Pathology Collector

How to become a Pathology Collector

Pathology Collectors (also known Phlebotomists, who generally only collect blood samples) collect samples of fluids and tissues from patients that could help diagnose illnesses and other issues. They’re also responsible for storing and preparing the samples for transport to pathology labs for processing and analysis. If you’re good at multi-tasking, have great people skills, are …

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Costume designer

How to become a Costume Designer

Costume Designers design and create costumes for actors in film, television and on stage. They enhance authenticity and encourage imagination by creating costumes accurate to individual settings and time periods. Costume Designers also design costumes for fancy dress and specific events (e.g. Halloween) and costumes sold in retail outlets. Are you creative with an eye …

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How to become a Dog Groomer

How to become a Dog Groomer

Dog Groomers care for dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes. They are responsible for washing, clipping, grooming and styling their fur, as well as cleaning and clipping their claws, helping them live comfortably and look fabulous. If you’re great with human and canine customers, have a steady hand, and lots of patience, this career …

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How to become a Tattooist

How to become a Tattooist

Tattooing is an art that has been practised going back centuries. Tattooists or Tattoo Artists are the creators who may design and then apply the permanent markings or modifications to their customers’ bodies. If you’re artistic with a steady hand and strong stomach, a career as a tattoo artist could be for you.   About …

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How to become a Truck Driver

How to become a Truck Driver

Truck Drivers are responsible for driving and operating trucks of all different sizes. You might find yourself transporting all sorts of different things, including food, consumer goods, mail, chemicals, raw materials, animals, and even other vehicles. If you enjoy being behind the wheel and want a job that can take you nearly anywhere across the …

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How to become a Toy Designer

How to become a Toy Designer

Toy designers come up with ideas and create prototypes for toys. They often work in teams to develop their own or other people’s ideas. They’re also responsible for ensuring their ideas work and that manufacturable and marketable toys are produced. If you’re creative and artistic with a flair for design and engineering, and you’d like …

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How to become a Diving Instructor

How to become a Diving Instructor

As a dive instructor you’ll look after, educate, train and assess students or clients who want to become underwater divers. Your job could include teaching free-divers, recreational divers, technical divers and professional divers (military, police, commercial, public safety, and scientific sectors). If you love diving, you’re passionate about the marine environment and you have the …

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Apply for scholarships

Scholarships – Not Just for High Achievers

Lots of people think that scholarships are only there to benefit a very specific bunch of people (like high achievers). But that’s not the case. Most scholarships are aimed at a certain category of applicants, that’s true. But there’s a huge list of categories to choose from.

University benefits for school leaders

University benefits for school leaders

If you’re a school captain or leader, or have other leadership experience, you might be wondering if this can be a benefit to you when applying to university. The answer is yes. Lots of universities offer bonus points and other perks for school leaders, including scholarships, study support, access to exclusive opportunities, and more. Here …

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How to become a DJ

How to become a DJ

Disc Jockeys, also known as DJs, are artists who play and mix exciting music to live audiences in all kinds of situations and events. They most commonly work in nightclubs, concerts, festivals, weddings, parties, and on the radio. If you work in a radio setting, you might also have to deliver commentary, do interviews, and …

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How to become an Occupational Therapist

How to become an Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapists (OTs) are qualified health professionals who work with people of all ages if they’ve been sick, injured or disabled. OTs help their patients to adapt, develop or improve abilities that allow them to participate better in all aspects of life, including daily tasks, self-care, working and volunteering, as well as participation in hobbies, …

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How to become a Doctor

How to become a Doctor

Doctors are highly qualified and skilled people who diagnose, manage, treat, cure and prevent illness and promote wellness in their patients. There are lots of different types of Doctors, and depending on your area of interest and strengths you might like to consider these options – but you won’t have to decide until much later …

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Tax and Young People

Tax and Young People

What is tax?   It’s not the most fun subject to talk about, but it’s an important one – tax. If you’ve got yourself a part-time or casual job, even if you’re still at school, chances are you’ll need to know about tax. But what even is tax? Think of it this way. Tax is …

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work experience with council

Work Experience with Your Local Council

Looking for somewhere to do your work experience? A great place to consider is your local Council. Many local Councils have structured work experience programs for high school students, as well as VET and university students looking for placements. They’re definitely worth considering on your work experience search.   Why should I do work experience …

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University of Melbourne Hansen Scholarship

The Hansen Scholarship is a flagship scholarship program at The University of Melbourne. From 2020, The Hansen Scholarship will be awarded to talented undergraduate students whose financial circumstances present a challenge to accessing a first-class education. Recipients will be awarded accommodation, an allowance, and financial and personal support.

ACU Law – Equity Scholarship

Established in 2012, the ACU Law – Equity Scholarship is intended to assist law students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

How to become a Midwife

How to become a Midwife

Midwives are healthcare professionals who specialise in pregnancy, labour, and birth, providing antenatal and postnatal advice. They monitor, care for and support women and their babies, as well as their partners and families. Midwives may work in hospitals (in wards, delivery suites, clinics, operating theatres, or special baby care units), in the homes of expectant and …

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Griffith Art in Bark Bursary

The Art in Bark Bursary supports an art student coming to study at QCA from a regional or remote area of Queensland.

Murdoch Coolibah Care Scholarship Program

The Scholarships are available for award to students in personal and/or financial hardship, studying the Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma of Gerontological Care at Murdoch University and who reside in the Mandurah area.

How to become a Social Worker

How to become a Social Worker

Social Workers help individuals, families and communities to deal with and resolve personal issues and social problems or support them in times of crisis. They deal with people face-to-face and work within policy development, education and research. They can specialise in a wide range of areas including children and family, youth, violence and sexual assault, …

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Murdoch Peel Community Fund Scholarship

This scholarships aims to support young people of the Peel region reduce the financial pressure and the living and study costs associated with attending university.

How to become a Visual Merchandiser

How to become a Visual Merchandiser

Visual Merchandisers (VMs) play a key role in brand sales strategies by attracting customers into retail settings and maximising sales by creating floor plans and 3D displays that sell the products. Window displays, shop floor, special promotions, shelving layouts and point of sales displays are some of the areas of focus. While VMs mostly work …

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How to become a Carpenter

How to become a Carpenter

Carpenters are highly skilled workers, important within the construction and renovation industries, in both commercial and residential settings. They work with wood in all its forms – from putting up timber frames for buildings, to boat making, creating cabinetry or fine furniture, the scope is very broad. If you’re practical with a creative streak, love …

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CDU AKRON Group NT Scholarship

To financially support a driven and hardworking Territorian enrolled in a Higher Education degree in the areas of Business or Engineering at Charles Darwin University

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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ECU Dorothea Swift Nursing Scholarship

The Dorothea Swift Nursing scholarships have been generously donated to support Bachelor of Science – Nursing students commencing their first semester of study.

How to become a Hairdresser

How to become a Hairdresser

Hairdressers cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person’s image. This is achieved using a combination of hair colouring, haircutting, and hair texturing techniques. If you like people and get a buzz from helping them look and feel better about themselves, you’ve lots of physical stamina, and you’re creative with great …

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Knoei Colab Information Session

Groei (Growth Education Institute) is launching a brand-new program – Knoei Colab. We would like to invite you to a webinar information session to learn how this program can support your teenager or your students. In this interactive session we’ll give you the opportunity to ask questions and connect with our team. We will break …

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UTAS Destination Australia Scholarship (for Domestic Students)

The objective of the Destination Australia Scholarship Program is to attract and support students to study in regional Australia, to grow and develop regional Australian tertiary providers and offer students a quality learning experience. The University of Tasmania is proud to be a provider under the Destination Australia Scholarship Program and welcomes students to study …

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How to become a Stock Trader

How to become a Stock Trader

Stock Traders (also known as Equity Traders and Stockbrokers), buy or sell stocks, shares, or other securities on the stock exchange on behalf of their clients. Traders use all the information available and speculate the optimal time to buy or sell a share. If you could sell ice to an Eskimo, have a good grip …

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Murdoch James TF Chong Memorial Scholarship

The James T F Chong Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 and is available for award to a student beginning their first year in a Bachelor of Law at Murdoch University.

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