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Career education

Career education is concerned with the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes through a planned program of learning experiences in education and training settings which will assist students to make informed decisions about their life, study and/or work options and enable effective participation in working life.

Useful career education websites for teachers and students:

Australia's career information service.

TAFE Queensland External Link
Queensland's largest provider of vocational education and training.

Australian Qualifications Framework External Link
This website contains detailed information about the qualifications framework.

Graduate Careers Australia External Link
This website can help students and graduates explore options for further study; find vacation work, write a winning job application and resume; and investigate work in different industries.

Career Development External Link
This website provides a range of links to websites available to help with career development.

Queensland Government - Work and Career External Link
This website provides resources for youth about finding a job, pay, rights at work, career advice and money management.

Queensland Skills Gateway External Link
This website enables students to explore training courses, training providers, occupations and eligibility for subsidised training.

Student Connect External Link
This website provides access for students to their QCAA learning accounts as well as providing information about career planning, finding a job, applying for jobs, careers expos and useful websites.

Employment - Which way? Your Pathway
This website provides information to assist in transitioning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and school leavers into the workforce.

Be Work Smart Adobe PDF document External Link
This website provides resources to assist young people with a pre-employment skills checklist and videos showing what new employers are looking for in their business.

The Good Careers Guide External Link
This website provides an in-depth look at a range of occupations and their education and training pathways. The guide is available as an app, electronic book or a print resource to purchase.

Careers in Construction External Link
This website provides information and links for a career in construction.

Training Queensland External Link
This website provides information on all aspects of education, skills and training in Queensland to support employment and economic priorities.

Job Access External Link
This website provides workplace and employment information for people with a disability.

Being Work Ready External Link
This website provides a guide for senior secondary students and families, teachers and career counsellors to better understand what 'work readiness' means from a business perspective.

My First Job External Link
This website provides resources to help prepare job seekers to become job ready, obtain and maintain employment.

Skillsroad External Link
This website provides information about the initiative of the Chamber of Commerce in Australia providing resources for students, parents and teachers ready to start a career journey.

Job Jumpstart External Link
This website helps students explore careers and prepare for work using a number of online tools.

CareerMe External Link
This websites provides information about a free app for smartphones and tablets to help young people plan career paths and find job opportunities.

My Big Tomorrow External Link
This website provides resources that aim to inspire young people to think more broadly about their future careers.

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