Technical Literacy

How to become an Astronaut

How to become an Astronaut

Space is a growing industry. Once upon a time the only way to get into the industry was to work for the government, but now some of the world’s biggest and brightest minds are focused on commercialising space. Which means more jobs and more opportunities. Although a bulk of the opportunities are available overseas, the …

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How to become a Cosmetic Chemist

How to become a Cosmetic Chemist

Cosmetic Chemists are responsible for creating and formulating cosmetics and personal care products, such as makeup, soaps and cleansers, toothpaste, sunscreen, deodorant, hair dye, and more. They can be involved in every stage of the process, from initial acquisition of materials right through to the launch of a new product. If you are curious, creative, …

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What is Digital literacy and what does it mean for your career?

What is digital literacy and what does it mean for your career?

Welcome to the next article in our National Careers Week series – the theme for 2022 is “Career. More than just a job” and we’ve taken an in-depth look into what your career actually is, and what you can do to take control over it. Today, we dive into digital literacy, and in other posts …

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How to become an Actuary

How to become an Actuary

Actuaries analyse a wide variety of data (including mathematical, statistical, demographic, economic, and more) in order to minimise risk when it comes to financial decision making. They can work in-house providing advice for a business, or advise individual private clients on financial decisions. If you love maths and stats, are a great problem-solver, and want …

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How to become an Electrician

How to become an Electrician

Electricians are responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical systems in a variety of settings, including domestic, commercial, and industrial. Electricians can work in a huge number of environments depending on their specialisation. Because you will be working with live electricity, knowledge of safety procedures and equipment is essential. If you like to be physically …

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How to become a Systems Analyst

How to become a Systems Analyst

Systems Analysts are responsible for analysing, improving, and maintaining business and IT systems for businesses and organisations. They evaluate the programs and procedures currently in use, identify any problems, and propose and build solutions to increase efficiency and ease of use. Systems Analysts will often collaborate with other important stakeholders, such as Business Analysts, management, …

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How to become a Jewellery Designer

How to become a Jewellery Designer

Jewellery Designers conceptualise and design all different kinds of jewellery and accessories, including rings, necklaces, piercings, watches, brooches, and much more. They can work with a variety of materials, including metals, precious stones, glass, plastic, and others. They may work individually with a client looking to create a specific vision, or design unique pieces to …

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How to become an AI Engineer

How to become an AI Engineer

Artificial intelligence (AI) Engineers are responsible for developing and programming new applications and systems for use in smart software and machines. AI uses algorithms, such as logic and probability, as well as other processes such as speech- and face-recognition, to operate and problem-solve without the assistance of people. If you love technology and science, have …

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How to become an Accountant

How to become an Accountant

Accountants help individuals and organisations manage their money. This can be in a variety of ways – with taxes, finances, record management, auditing, budgeting, and much more. You might work as an employee in an independent accounting firm, or as an in-house accountant for a company. If you’re great with maths, are analytical and organised, …

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Computational Biologist

How to become a Computational Biologist

Computational Biology is a combination of mathematics, statistics, computer science, and biology. Computational Biologists are responsible for gathering data, then using this data to create models to interpret biological phenomena. They can use this data for a number of purposes; to find patterns and trends, understand how things evolve and change, and even cure diseases. …

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SUBS in Schools Technology Challenge

SUBS in Schools Technology Challenge™ is the result of collaboration between REA, the Department of Defence and industry stakeholders including the Australian Submarine Corporation and Saab Australia. Students design either a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) or a submarine which they must operate. Alternatively they can build a three-dimensional virtual scale model of living quarters …

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