There are many websites that can be helpful to students and parents when thinking about future careers.
The following list has some that provide valuable information. It is not exhaustive.
Career Planning Websites
General Career Websites
www.uac.edu.au for all information for year 10-12 students concerning:
YEAR 10: what is involved in the HSC, deciding on subjects, institution requirements.
YEAR 11-12: the ATAR, preparing for Uni, applying to Uni, managing your application accepting an offer, open days for Unis and institution scholarship websites.
There is also a booklet for parents, all about UAC for Parents, which can be accessed.
Hot Jobs for the Future
The most recent SEEK Job Growth Report has revealed areas most affected by recruitment shortages will be in: education, healthcare, building trades and Information & Communication Technologies (ICT). Workers in these areas are predicted to benefit the most.
Shortages are particularly evident in the trades.
New generation approaches to technology are driving demand for workers with niche skills across many industries.
Universities are increasing offering double degrees with ICT as one of the components.
- Education and Training: Australia's population growth is higher now than it was for the Baby Boomers. This is putting pressure on the education system and driving demands for more teachers across multiple disciplines. This growth, together with an influx of parents striving to set their children up for academic success, is also impacting the tutoring industry in a positive way.
- Healthcare and Medical: The demand for more workers in this field is being boosted as a result of the ageing population and advanced medical treatment technologies.
- Building Trades: The construction industry is expected to grow 8% by the end of 2018. Building trades jobs are in demand, while technicians and trade workers make up more than half the industry.
- ICT: ICT professionals play a vital role in almost every industry as ICT becomes more integral to every facet of our lives. As an enabler of productivity and innovation in the economy, ICT is unmatched with an increased need for more specialist skills.
- Design and Architecture: Demand for architects has rocketed over the last couple of years. The changing economy continues to stimulate a building boom, which is boosting the need for these skills. Businesses are also moving towards more sophisticated online environments, growing the "new" careers, e.g., digital designers.
Mrs Glenda Lemon
Careers Adviser/ Librarian