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My Future Careers WebsiteThis website has been developed by the Commonwealth and State governments to help you in all aspects of your career.  It contains information for students and parents and also has resources to help you.  Visit the website on http://www.myfuture.edu.au or check out the video on http://www.myfuture.edu.au/tools%20and%20resources/resources%20for%20career%20practitioners/myfuture%20news.aspx
 
Aus App'ship PathwaysThe Australian Apprenticeship Pathways provides users with useful information on job pathways within an industry.  Click on the link and follow the prompts.  You will gain an idea of where training within a specified field can take your career wise.  Also chekc out the Practice Aptitude Quizzes and Occupational Videos.  http://www.aapathways.com.au/Career-Resources/Job-Pathway-Charts-Link/Job-Pathways-Charts-PDF
 
Facebook & Job InterviewsDid you know that you can sabotage a job interview if the employer can access your facebook page and they don't like what they see?  Most employers have ways and means to access your facebook page, even if you think it's secure.  If you have any compromising photos or your language is not as it should be, it may inhibit your chances of getting an interview.  Also check your email address.  Employers like to see your name in your email address and don't appreciate addresses such as hotchickrox@hotmail or vb4me@hotmail.com etc.  Check out the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmukelUppDE
 
Parents as Career CoachesParents, do you realise the impact you have on your child and their career choice?  Studies have shown that you are one of the biggest influences in your child's decisions in relation to their future (no shock here!).  Here's a video for you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2ZPjBRUrCA&list=UUwuLEqJQM_eCpoPInWD-70g&index=11
 
Smart subject choices

Course counselling will commence at the beginning of second semester and it's important that you make "smart subject choices". There's a few things you can do to ensure you make the best possible decisions.  You need to do some research and have an idea of what "you want to do".  Don't be influenced by what "your friends are doing".  Check out this video as it will guide you through some of the things you need to think about in relation to subject selection and future courses.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnwoFeKsfn4&list=UUwuLEqJQM_eCpoPInWD-70g

 
Hobsons Course Finder This is an excellent publication that has information on on careers and courses, institutions, apprenticeships, traineeships and scholarships.  It's also easy to use; just follow the link.  www.hobsonscoursefinder.com.au
 
UniOptions Website UniOptions is a very informative website for students and parents, looking at pathways to uni, admissions, course selection etc.  For further information to go http://www.unioptions.com
 
Parent InformationCareer Conversations is an online resource to assist you to talk to your child about what sort of career they’d like in the future. Talking to your child about their own interests and abilities can help them to realise their potential. For further information follow the link:  http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/beyond/Pages/conversation.aspx
 
University Subjects inVCE

 Some students may be eligible to study a university subject as part of their VCE in Year 12.  Check out this video which highlights the benefits of choosing Higher Education Studies as part of a VCE program.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSJNoZW2U00

 
VCE Scaling This is an excellent video that highlights how scaling works within the VCE. We all know that subjects are scaled differently but this explains in detail how and why this is done. For further information, watch this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSXIYf4SMK4
 
Coping with stress - Year 12 These videos have been created by DEECD.  Several students give advice on how to deal with stress during Year 12. These tips can be used by students at any year level.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9kqV5Abxvo&list=PLuiF1SE9rITumjjJsXovLdS-f1bwen0di&index=4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcwv_zAc0vs&list=PLuiF1SE9rITumjjJsXovLdS-f1bwen0di&index=3

 
Comparing institutions

Below is a very 'user friendly' website that allows students to key in particular courses of interest and compare the statistics from each institution. This includes teacher quality, student engagement, numbers of students who have secured employment, types of salary levels etc. Worth a look. https://www.qilt.edu.au/

 
RMIT Pathway Videos

RMIT has prepared four short videos for parents, helping them to prepare their child for further education.  They are designed to support conversations about career planning, study opportunities, the journey from high school to TAFE or university, and what it means to be a student in further education.  To watch these, follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8uYOKwoXWA8ADvQ28-e8aXNPiwh6pDwm?Äč

 
The Australian Mining Industry

“The mining industry is important to Australia. It brings in billions of dollars of export income. It provides work for over 750,000 Australians. It supports communities all across the country, today and into the future. Miners work hard, look after each other and are committed to Australia. Australian Mining. This is our story!”  http://www.thisisourstory.com.au?Äč

 
See where Maths can take you

If you are interested in Maths and/or Statistis, check out this website.  It contains a bundle of information.  http://mathsadds.amsi.org.au

 
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