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How to become a Youth Worker

How to become a Youth Worker

Help young people realise their potential   What do Youth Workers do?   Youth Workers assist and guide young people facing a variety of problems, including social, educational, welfare, behavioural, and financial issues. They may work with young people individually

Ready to set some goals?

Ready to set some goals?

Goals are good Going through the process of setting goals could help you to combat anxiety, improve your mental focus and increase your chances of successfully getting what you want. Let’s face it, if you don’t know where you’re going,

What makes you “you”?

Who am I?   It’s a pretty scary question – who am I? Before you can start looking towards the future, you need to know what stage you’re at right now. Doing a bit of introspection can actually be quite

how to become a Radiographer

How to become a Radiographer

Help diagnose and treat illnesses   What do Radiographers do?   Radiographers are medical professionals who use a variety of technology to produce high quality medical images. They use a variety of different machines and techniques, including x-rays, Magnetic Resonance

6 steps for a successful first day at work

First day nerves?  The good news is we’ve all been there, and we’ve all made it through okay. Everyone understands how you’re feeling and nobody in their right mind will expect you to turn up on day 1, and know

YIS Global Stock Pitch Competition

YIS’ annual flagship event is the Global Stock Pitch Competition. This competition is the culmination of investment skills gained during the year and provides High School students hands-on mentoring in financial analysis. Students (either individually or in teams of two)

2022 Big Science Competition

The Big Science Competition is open to students in years 7-10 of all abilities from Australian and international schools, including students who are home schooled. The competition is a 50 minute, multiple choice competition testing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Questions

Goal Setting – ‘why’ & ‘how’

Goal setting… Some of us love it, some of us would rather pull our own teeth out. Goals are important though. Nearly every successful person has goals (and it’s how they became successful). They give us a path to follow

9 quick tips to make life at school easier in 2022

9 quick tips to make life at school easier in 2022

Already doing ok at school but want some hacks to make life easier? Maybe you’ve made a resolution to do better at school this year, or your parents would like you to achieve more. It might not be about your

How to become an App Developer

How to become an App Developer

Code and design useful applications   What do App Developers do?   App Developers design, code and test software and applications for a variety of devices. Proficient in the use of coding, they can create apps for computers, phones, smart

Future Leaders Photography Prize 2022

The Future Leaders Photography Prize is designed to recognize talented young photographers. Year 12 students are invited to submit digital photographic work (one photograph for each student). The work submitted can be on any theme. Submissions must include Student’s Name,

Understanding Workplace Health and Safety

  What is Workplace Health and Safety?   Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), also known as Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), are a series of laws and regulations. They’re in place to ensure that employer’s make every effort to protect

6 tips for better sleep

6 tips for better sleep

It’s recommended that in your teens you average between 8-10 hours per day of good quality sleep. But recent studies have shown that Aussie teens are only getting 6.5-7.5 hours a night.   Why do you need sleep?   Sleep

caring@home Indigenous Art Competition

As part of our commitment to improving quality of life and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, caring@home is holding an Indigenous Art Competition to raise awareness about palliative care. All submitted artworks will be displayed on

10 Unusual Careers to Consider

10 Unusual Careers to Consider

 There are so many careers out there it’s mind boggling some times, and of course you’re not expected to know about all of them. Some jobs are more unusual (verging on weird) than others, some are outright spooky, then there’s

How to become an Architect

How to become an Architect

Turn your client’s vision into reality   What do Architects do?   Architects are responsible for seeing the design and construction of buildings and infrastructure through from start to finish. They work with a variety of other people, including builders,

Future Leaders Future Justice Award 2022

The Future Leaders Future Justice Award recognises Year 12 students who have shown leadership and initiative on intergenerational equity, future justice. Future justice is concerned with what those living today leave behind for future generations. Australian secondary schools are invited

New Year, New Start

New Year is usually a time for celebrating. A New Year symbolises fresh starts, new beginnings and looking towards the future with hopeful optimism. You could make this New Year’s the year when you begin to turn your dreams and

7 Top Videos If You're Thinking About Careers

7 Top Videos If You’re Thinking About Careers

Don’t know what you want to do after leaving school? That’s perfectly normal. In fact, the people who know what kind of work they want to do while they’re still at school are kind of the odd ones out. Either

2022 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Competition

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions each year. With over $10,000 in prizes, the competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers

10 Top High Flying Job Spotlights from 2021

10 Top High Flying Job Spotlights from 2021

High-flyers are people who are perceived to be big achievers, so when it comes to careers this could be because they take a lot of training to get to where they are, and / or they have the potential to

7 ways to look after yourself over the holidays

Summer holidays are the best, aren’t they? But how can you make sure that at the end of the summer, you’re feeling on form and ready to kick goals in 2022? We’ve got a few ideas that could help.  

The importance of rest

The importance of rest

The importance of rest   It’s been another huge year. We’ve all been through a lot, and it’s understandable if you’re feeling a bit worn down. Thankfully, the holidays are here, and it’s a great time to wind down and

Try something different this summer

Try something different this summer

Summer should be fun. Isn’t that the law? But have you ever thought about using your summer to learn something… expand your mind, build new skills and gain experience. The idea is you’ll enjoy doing it too. Before you switch

How to become a Teacher

How to become a Teacher

Help shape the future of our youth   What do Teachers do?   Teachers are responsible for educating students at various different levels of development. Teachers can work at early childhood, primary or secondary level. Not just responsible for academic

Understanding the ATAR

Understanding the ATAR

If you’re not entirely sure how the ATAR system works, why you might need one and how they’re calculated, you’re definitely not alone. Here are some of the most common questions answered and misconceptions about the ATAR busted. What is

2022 Helen Handbury Leadership Award

The Helen Handbury Leadership Award recognises Year 12 students in rural and regional  Australia who have shown strong community leadership and initiative. Australian secondary schools are invited to nominate Year 12 students for the Award. In 2022, the award winners

new year resolution

6 New Year’s resolutions to inspire you

Traditionally the New Year is a time for reflection. What’s happened over the last year, good and bad. What would you do differently if you had your chance again? Well guess what – you have the opportunity to start fresh

Open doors and start working

Open doors and start working

It doesn’t matter if you’re leaving Year 12 and hoping to get a job straight away or applying for summer jobs to earn a bit of cash – if you want to work (and trust me, you do) then you’re

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 school students in high school, the Wool4School competition invites students in years 7 – 12 to design

Top 7 Fun Jobs

Top 7 Most Fun Jobs

Despite what you might think, work doesn’t have to be an endless slog. If you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life, right? Well, we think there are some jobs out there that just sound

Reflect on your year

Reflect on your year

There’s no doubt that this has been a big year. You’ve probably overcome lots of obstacles and kicked some goals, even if it doesn’t feel like it. Looking back and reflecting on our achievements helps us feel fulfilled. We get

ATAR Facts you might not know

ATAR Facts you might not know

After 12 years at high school, the importance of your ATAR may have really been drummed in to you. And if you’re planning on heading off to uni straight after Year 12, then yes – it could be the most

How to become a Game Designer

How to become a Game Designer

Create immersive virtual worlds   What do Game Designers do?   Game Designers are responsible for creating, developing, and overseeing the progress of video games. They work with other team members to develop the game’s concepts, characters, story, gameplay, interfaces,

Tips To Remember On ATAR Release Day

Tips To Remember On ATAR Release Day

As ATAR Release Day approaches, bear these points in mind Just finished Year 12? Nervous about your ATAR? Let’s do some deep breathing together – Breathe in… Breathe out… Feeling better? It’s normal to feel stressed out    Let’s be

Study Medicine And Get Your HECS Debt Eliminated

Study Medicine And Get Your HECS Debt Eliminated

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in medicine and already live or wouldn’t mind living in remote or regional areas around Australia, there’s good news. The Federal Government has announced that from January 2022 new graduate Doctors and Nursing

7 ways to forget exam stress

7 ways to forget exam stress

FACT – Exams suck. And they’re stressful. But… they’re over now. You can relax. Stress is hard on our bodies as well as our minds. That’s why it’s so important that once stressful situations are over, you learn to decompress,

Sony World Photography Awards Youth Competition

Entries to the Sony World Photography Awards Youth Competition are open. Each month there is a different theme, to which young photographers aged 12-19 from around the world. can submit up to three photographs. The winners from each month will

2022 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

2022 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is a $25,000 acquisitive art award among the most significant of its kind in the country. Named in honour of respected painter, printmaker and draughtswoman, Miss Adelaide Elizabeth Perry (1891-1973) who taught Visual Arts

Register for pathway webinars at La Trobe University

If you don’t get the ATAR you need to make it into your dream course at La Trobe University, they’re here to help you find the ideal pathway. Join their pathway webinars on 16 or 17 December to find out

University Offers and your options explained

Congratulations to all Year 12 school leavers on the amazing achievement of completing your school education. For those of you planning on heading off to university, or for parents with children heading off, the wait for your ATAR results is

Study Work Grow’s 10 most popular Job Spotlight Videos

Study Work Grow’s 10 most popular Job Spotlight Videos

We know that you’re really busy people and don’t have much spare time, that’s why we’ve been creating our job spotlight videos. They provide the core duties and skills that are required for different careers, the average salary and qualifications

Quick ATAR Facts

Quick ATAR Facts

There’s a lot to understand about the ATAR system, so we’ve put together a few facts that might interest you.   Your ATAR score is valid for life. You can use it to apply to study at university regardless of

The Benefits of Networking

Networking sounds daunting, so let’s break it down   “Networking” is a term you’ll probably hear a lot of through your life, but more so as you begin working towards a career. But what does networking actually mean? Essentially, it’s

don't waste your summer holidays

Make the most of your summer holidays

It’s been a really long year, and your well-earned summer break is nearly here. You don’t need permission to relax, recover and recharge so that you’re ready for next year. Don’t feel pressured into doing anything you don’t want to

Preparing to start your summer job

Preparing to start your summer job

Landed yourself a summer job? Congratulations! If this is your first job you might also be wondering what comes next and what you’ll need to do before you start. Here are some ideas on how to prepare for you Summer

Low ATAR Course Options at Australian Universities

Low ATAR Course Options at Australian Universities

If you’re finishing up in Year 12 this year and you’re ATAR eligible, then you already know that you can apply to go to uni. But what if you’re worried that your exams didn’t go well and your ATAR could

How to become a Tour Guide

How to become a Tour Guide

Guide people to see amazing wonders   What do Tour Guides do?   Tour Guides accompany groups of people or individuals on sightseeing, educational, historical, adventure, and other types of tours, walks and guides. It is their job to be

top interview tips

Our Top 5 Interview Tips

Are you ready for your next Big Interview?   You’ll probably have loads of interviews throughout your life; for jobs, internships, scholarships, placements in programs, the list is pretty much endless. Sometimes those interviews will mean everything to you (or

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