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Movies aren’t just a source of entertainment; they can also be a powerful tool for education and inspiration and a great way to start conversations. Here’s a list of career-themed movies suitable for the classroom: The Intern (2015) …

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Future You’s Pathfinders are here to challenge stereotypes about STEM and the type of people who can work in STEM. Bardie is a talented carpenter who originally started out her career journey studying a Bachelor of Fine Art, …

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping the teaching and learning landscape. As its popularity and reach expands, so does its potential — but not without challenges in Australian classrooms. An ESA-commissioned report titled, “AI in Australian Education Snapshot: Principles, …

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Achieve Fest is back for Term 4! This free, one-day online learning experience is ideal for students aged 12 – 18 across Australia. Designed to offer an engaging, personalised, and interactive experience for all participants, Achieve Fest: Is …

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With 2024 planning underway in many schools across the country, The Healing Foundation is offering educators the opportunity to receive a free hardcopy of their updated and expanded Stolen Generations Resource Kit for Teachers and Students. Set to …

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The CSIRO has developed a variety of engaging case studies to inspire and ignite a passion in the next generation, whether they are space enthusiasts or not, to foster the growth of the future space industry workforce. These …

CSIRO Space Careers Wayfinder Read More »

Grok Academy is collaborating with Amazon to offer teachers a free Professional Learning opportunity in term 4 of 2023. The course is available for NSW K-12 teachers to support the implementation of Digital Technologies education in NSW. Participants …

Free Professional Learning Opportunity from Grok Academy Read More »

National Skills Week is running from August 21-27. National Skills Week is dedicated to raising the profile and status of vocational learning, dispelling outdated myths and showcasing the attractive career opportunities for all Australians. Wondering how you can …

Resources for National Skills Week Read More »

What happens in school is key to the long term economic and social participation of people with disability. Career development can change the life trajectory of all students but especially for young people with disability. This is because …

Inclusive Career Development Resources for Schools Read More »

National Science Week has provided a suite of resources to help you get your class or school involved in celebrating everything STEM. You can download the 70 page 2023 teacher resource book based on this year’s theme of …

National Science Week Schools Engagement Read More »

NASA has a huge variety of STEM resources for teachers and educators on their website, including activities, posters, lesson plans, videos, and much more. Some opportunities are for students in the US only, but lots of the resources …

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The Australian Centre for Careers has created a full suite of resources created in collaboration with the Australian Space Agency, and they are now available for download, including the interactive Student Workbook and accompanying Teacher Answer Guide. The …

Careers in Space Resources Read More »

It’s estimated that 1 in 10 school students have a disability – and of these students, 89% of them attend mainstream school (source). It’s important that teachers are equipped to adapt to the needs of students with disability, …

Resources for teachers of students with disabilities Read More »

OurWatch supports schools in delivering respectful relationships education, developed as part of the Respectful Relationships Education in Schools (RREiS) pilot. A whole of school approach to respectful relationships education not only provides in-class education, but addresses your school’s …

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The Sustainable Futures program is designed by the CSIRO to support primary and secondary teachers working with students in Years 3 to 10. Teachers who register with the program receive free access to digital teaching resources which includes …

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The Minister for Education, Training and Skills, The Hon Blair Boyer, the Department for Education, the Adelaide 36ers and XVenture are funding up to 20 public schools to access a unique new SACE Stage 1 accredited program. The …

Funded SACE Accredited Program Available to Develop Emotional Agility, Resilience and Leadership Read More »

Are you a STEM teacher or are part of a school that loves teaching technology? The Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) Know Your Drone school resources are linked to the Australian Curriculum and can be used to educate …

CASA Know Your Drone school giveaway Read More »

This guest article was written by Christina Douglas, careers practitioner at Heatherton Christian College. For some time as our school’s career teacher, I have been trying to get the message out of the importance of developing ‘employability skills’. …

Developing Essential Skills in the Classroom and Beyond Read More »

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