Career Education Association of Western Australia
Career education lesson plans and activities can be found in the 'Resource library' section on this website.
The US National Career Development Association has announced a free web magazine 'Career Convergence' covering how to articles, short info items, best practices and web links.
Career Services is New Zealand's leading provider of career information, advice and guidance.
A commercial site with extensive materials related to careers, job seeking and employment.
Dusseldorp Skills Forum
Research and reports on youth employment, career education and workplace issues.
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) will support VET in schools by more effectively linking businesses, schools and the community by supporting high quality career education and information, workplace training initiatives and enterprise education. Useful research section.
Australian Careers Service
This is a career portal from which the JobGuide, OZJAC, the Good Universities Guide, and Future Finder can be accessed.
Australian Defence Force Recruiting
Information on positions, entry requirements and application procedures for recruitment into the Australian Defence Forces.
An Australian Government site with information on careers and training, employment associations, finding work, government agencies, labour market information and wages and conditions.
Construct My Career
Promoting the Building and Construction Industry to young people as a career option of first choice
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
Website of DEEWR (Commonwealth Government): useful information on DEEWR's services and publications.
Department of Education and Training (DET)
A range of information on training, TAFE, employment in Queensland, Agricultural colleges, etc can be accessed from this website. The section for jobseekers and students on the training part of the website provides information on apprenticeships and traineeships and the Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) program.
This is a Western Australian Government website. It is designed to help young people in Western Australia make the transition from school to further study and work. While the site has a WA focus, several activities on it could be used effectively with Queensland students involved in career education and job search programs. The site includes an interactive career game and a 'Surfing for work ' tutorial.
The official graduate outcomes website. Part of the Graduate Careers Council of Australian website containing informtion on the annual 'Graduate Destinations and Salaries'.
Information on jobs, courses and related topics produced by DEST.
This site is a highly recommended site for GOs, students, teachers, and parents checking on current employment prospects and related information for specific occupations. Neatly set out and user-friendly, the site provides information under headings such as size of occupation group, weekly earnings, job prospects, main employers, fulltime availability, main age group, gender breakdown. There are plenty of other useful sections to explore on the site.
Comprehensive national career information and exploration site.
OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)
The OECD groups 30 member countries sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. Its work covers economic and social issues with Education as a major focus. The 2004 meeting of OECD Education Ministers considered 'Raising the Quality of Learning for All' and made significant recommendations for the reforms needed in national career guidance services.
QMusic is a non-profit organisation dedicated to developing, servicing and representing the Queensland music industry. The website has a link to A-venue which is a music industry development program for young people aged 15 - 25.
Youth Arts Queensland
A website for young people interested in the creative and cultural industries. The site provides information about the benefits of joining YAQ and links to a range of information including mentorship programs.
The 'My Guide' section of this website consists of a questionnaire that looks at a factors such as skills, interests, values, location, etc. and develops a list of occupations.
ACE national network
ACE is a peak association representing organisations that provide employment assistance and post-placement support to people with disabilities in competitive environments. The site has links to employment agencies, a job board, and a library.
Australian Job Search
Lists vacancies locally and across Australia, and includes weekly wage information, occupation size, job prospects, main employing industries, tasks, skill level, associated occupations, and a resume builder.
One of Australia's newest and probably largest online career recruitment and management site, a venture introduced by News Limited.
Australian site for job seekers and employers. Besides job ads, contains help in creating and posting resumes, some simple vocational interest activities and profiles of employers.
This is a website belonging to the Australian Council of Trade Unions. It has many features and would be a good resource for class activities related to unions, employee rights, workplace health and safety issues, etc. Features include a work experience diary, specific information on some occupations (limited at present), fact sheets on issues related to unions and employee rights, activity sheets, and a quiz page.
ACTU Worksite for schools
Information and activities about the world of work produced by the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
Information on award wages and employment conditions for each state and territory.
Young Workers Advisory Service
This is the website of a new statewide service for young people under 25 years. The service offers advice on all work-related matters. Young people can access free and confidential information, advice and advocacy on a range of issues including employment conditions, work contracts, discrimination, workplace bullying, sexual harassment, etc. Telephone access to the service is 1800 232 000.