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7 Fun Jobs to consider

Despite what you may hear frequently, work doesn’t have to be an endless slog. If you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life, or so the saying goes. So we’ve come up with some jobs that sound like a lot of fun. If you’re thinking about careers and would like …

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Take some time to reflect on your year

Looking back and reflecting on our experiences, achievements, and challenges from the past year helps us feel fulfilled. We get to see what we found meaningful throughout the year, and start looking ahead at ways we can improve ourselves in the future. You’ve probably overcome obstacles, kicked goals, and gained new skills; even if it …

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Quick ATAR facts

Quick ATAR facts

We’ve put together some quick ATAR facts that you can have a read of if you are stressing about results and what comes next.

Why set goals

Why you should set goals

Goal setting is key for success, but can seem a bit tricky at first. Find out why you should set goals and get tips for seeing them through.

Student Snapshot

Student Snapshot is a free and easy-to-use online survey platform developed by ReachOut. It’s designed to help you figure out how to best support students making the transition to high school. You can discover how your students like to learn, what their interests and personal values are, and what you can do to make their …

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take a campus tour

Take a campus tour

Want to discover what’s on offer at university? You could take a campus tour and explore your potential future study options.

Anthology Poetry Competition 2024

Established to recognise and encourage excellence in the craft of poetry writing and to provide a platform for publication, the Poetry Award is open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English language. Entries are invited from poets of all nationalities, living anywhere in the world. There is no restriction on theme or style. …

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Wool4School Design Competition

Wool4School is an annual student design competition encouraging budding fashion designers to show the nation what they’re made of. Open to all Australian, UK, and Italian school students in high school, the Wool4School competition invites you to design an outfit consisting of 1 to 4 pieces and made up of at least 70% wool. Show …

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Uni Ready

Be Uni Ready

Uni Ready is a brand new online toolkit developed by current uni students, designed to help you make the transition with ease.

NIE | Bond Psychometric Test & MMI Preparation Advice Webinar

Useful knowledge about these psychometric tests can be obtained in this fun and challenging intensive 5 ½ hour webinar that focuses primarily on the Bond Psychometric Tests in Emotional Intelligence and Personality, exploring how they measure the most important aspects of you using standardised metrics. The last component of the webinar includes a bonus 1-hour …

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BlueShift Business Case Competition

The 2024 QUT BlueShift expressions of interest are now open. BlueShift is a business case competition for secondary school students. Students work in small teams to develop real business solutions for a real business. Participants compete in teams of three or four to analyse the business challenge and prepare a written solution to a real …

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Anzac Day Schools’ Awards

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is proud to host the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards. This is a national competition recognising the work of primary and secondary students, teachers and schools to engage with veterans and honour Australia’s wartime history. In 2024, the award’s theme is “Discover the Stories of Veterans in Your Local Community”. …

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Green gap year

Green gap year ideas

Learn about the benefits of a green gap year and find opportunities for travel, volunteering, and work abroad or at home.

Be That Teacher

Many of us have that one teacher we remember. The teacher who helped us to learn and grow, who gave us the confidence to explore and master new talents and skills. The teacher who encouraged us to strive for more and helped us reach our potential. Be That Teacher is a joint Australian, state and …

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Whitehouse Institute of Design | Summer School Information and Q&A Session

Introducing our Summer School program – an exciting two-week design adventure that propels you into the heart of design. Get ready for an immersive experience where you’ll acquire essential knowledge and foundation design skills, preparing you for further studies and career advancement. Students who successfully complete Summer School are eligible to receive entry into the …

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Young Reporters for the Environment International Competition

Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is a program designed to empower young people to take a stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and give them a platform to to express these issues. Students are asked to pick an environmental topic relating to litter, waste or environmental pollution, investigate it, and then report …

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Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize

Sponsored by the University of Sydney, the Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize encourages students to communicate a scientific concept in a way that is accessible and entertaining to the public while painlessly increasing their science knowledge or, as Dr Karl and Adam like to say, “Learn something without even noticing”. It is intended to support …

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Strengths Based Parenting for Neurodivergent Families

Learn how you can apply the science of positive psychology to unlock your children’s potential and improve their wellbeing. In this 2 hour webinar, you’ll learn how to: Help leverage your child’s unique strengths and specific interests, Create sensory friendly spaces that nurture their energy and improve their focus and mood,  and Tackle those tricky behaviours and …

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Green work experience ideas

Keen to explore a green career? We have some green work experience ideas to spark your curiosity – including in some industries you might not have considered.

2024 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Competition

The bioregion that encompasses Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea possesses a unique natural heritage stretching back more than 80 million years, to the break-up of the great southern continent of Gondwana. Professional, emerging and junior photographers from around the world are encouraged to submit their photographs taken in the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica …

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Career conversations at results time: Support your young person’s wellbeing and help them plan their next steps

The end of the year can be an anxious time for senior secondary students as they await their exam results, and also an anxious time for parents! Some will celebrate, some will be disappointed, and many will just be uncertain about what it all means. Join us as Dr Michael Healy shares practical tips on …

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myfuture Insights: Thinking in a joined-up way – the importance of the careers information ecology

Where do young people look for information about careers? Monash University researchers recently set out to find the answer to this question, analysing what career information sources young people use, which ones they are most confident in, and the interrelationships between them. Their findings describe a ‘careers information ecology’ comprising various sources that complement one …

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Enter the Very Short Film Festival

Inspire creativity at this year’s Very Short Film Festival, where budding filmmakers and storytellers discover their unique voices. With a dedicated junior category, we invite high school and primary students to delve into the art of filmmaking and share captivating stories. Films must run between 2 to 5 minutes and feature the 2024 signature ‘Spark’. …

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Alternative Schoolies

Plan an alternative Schoolies

If partying with thousands of other high school leavers doesn’t float your boat, here are some ideas for planning an alternative schoolies.

Apply for Uni Step Up Online with ACU in 2024

Current Year 10 (soon to be Year 11) students in regional / remote areas are invited to apply for ACU’s 2024 Uni Step Up Online program, with applications open now. Uni Step-Up Online is a free online program that gives student the opportunity to study first-year units outside of regular school hours and if successful, …

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Schoolies tips for parents

Schoolies tips for parents

Excited for your teen heading off to celebrate but can’t avoid worrying? We’ve got schoolies tips for parents to help ease the pressure.

2024 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual acquisitive prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established women artists in Australia. It is the highest value professional artist prize for women in Australia. There are three prize categories – the Professional Artist Prize of $35,000, the Emerging …

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Work experience FAQs

Work experience FAQs

Get all your burning work experience questions answered – we go through some FAQs so you can go into your placement with confidence.

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest

The 13th annual Ocean Awareness Contest is a platform for young people to learn about environmental issues through art-making and creative communication, explore their relationship to a changing world, and become advocates for positive change. Students ages 11-18 from around the world are invited to participate. This year’s theme – Tell Your Climate Story – …

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Spooky jobs

Top 7 spooky jobs

If you’re a fan of Halloween and everything frightful, we’ve got some spooky jobs you might want to look into.

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