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Career education

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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:

myfuture
Australia's career information service

TAFE Queensland
Queensland's largest provider of vocational education and training

Australian Qualifications Framework
Detailed information about the qualifications framework

Graduate Careers Australia
Students and graduates can explore options for further study, find vacation work, write a winning job application and resume, and investigate work in different industries.

Career Development
A range of links to websites available to help with career development

Queensland Government — Work and Career
Resources for youth about finding a job, pay, rights at work, career advice and money management

Queensland Skills Gateway
Students can explore training courses, training providers, occupations and eligibility for subsidised training.

Student Connect
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
Information to assist in transitioning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and school leavers into the workforce

Be Work Smart (PDF, 4.3MB)
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
An in-depth look at a range of occupations and their education and training pathways, available as an app, electronic book or a print resource to purchase

Careers in Construction
Information and links for a career in construction

Training Queensland
Information on all aspects of education, skills and training in Queensland to support employment and economic priorities

Job Access
Workplace and employment information for people with a disability

Being Work Ready
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
Resources to help prepare job seekers to become job ready, obtain and maintain employment

Skillsroad
An initiative of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and provides resources for students, parents and teachers ready to start a career journey

Job Jumpstart
Helps students explore careers and prepare for work using a number of online tools

CareerMe
Information about a free app for smartphones and tablets to help young people plan career paths and find job opportunities

My Big Tomorrow
Resources that aim to inspire young people to think more broadly about their future careers

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Last updated 25 September 2018