This page suggests activities and resources that may assist with career exploration, decision-making and performance. More activities are listed on the Calendar page within this website.
Research Leave Opportunities (for students in Years 11 and 12)
All applications subject to approval. To apply, complete the Research Leave form and return to the Careers Advisor when complete. Allow at least 2 weeks for the approval process.
Students in Year 11 and Year 12 who are interested in attending an event to explore their career options may apply for Research Leave. You will need to register for the event online AND apply for Research Leave using the form in the link above. Applications for Research Leave must be handed in to the Careers Advisor at least two weeks prior to the event.
UNSW Engineering Info Day, Tuesday 15th May 8:30am - 3:30pm
UNSW Engineering's High School Information Day is designed to give students in Year 11 and 12 the opportunity to explore several fields of engineering through hand-on activities. This day is very beneficial as it can help students to understand more about the different types of engineering and the appropriate course for them.
UTS Young Women in STEM Day, 29th May 9:00am - 4:00pm
UTS are holding an event for young women to discover what it would be like to be a student and professional in the engineering and IT industry. This would be a great opportunity to find out what engineering is all about and what a career in engineering or information technology might look like. See here for more details and to register.
Setting Yourself Up for Success
Creating new habits to meet your goals
Do you want to achieve better grades? Read this article: 14 useful hacks if you hate studying. It is full of great tips to help you be more effective with your study time.
Do you want to stick to a study schedule? Do you want to find time to exercise or for another co-curricular activity?
Research has shown that there are ways of setting up new habits that bring more success. If you are struggling to implement a study routine or to meet your goals, read this article and see how the science can help you achieve your goals.
Good Resources for Career Exploration
Open Universities Careers Advice
Have you seen this resource from Open Universities? Go to www.open.edu.au, select the Careers tab and search on industry areas and specific jobs. Information displayed includes job description, starting salaries, average salaries, senior salaries, employment projections and industry associations. It doesn't have the links to videos that My Future has but information is nicely displayed and easy to read. The Industry Associations list is also helpful if you are checking to see that the course you want to undertake will qualify for professional registration and insurance.
Use the Bullseye Posters to identify occupations that link with subjects studied at school and at TAFE. It will help you answer questions such as "Do you enjoy or are you good at Art?" , "Do you enjoy or are you good at Construction?". It will then list a whole lot of of jobs which would be suitable and tell you the training requirements for the jobs you like.
No idea what to do? Find an industry that interests you and research roles within that industry
If you are finding it very difficult to find a job you would like to do, it can be helpful to research an industry that interests you and investigate the occupations within that industry. The South Australian Government has produced a good tool to get you started. Although the employment data pertains to jobs within South Australia, not NSW, Work Ready is a good place to start looking at roles within industries and facts about employment within that industry.
Girls Can Do Anything
Many women enjoy working in non-traditional jobs. This website highlights some of these jobs and explains the pathways that led these women to their current position.
Understanding the labour market in your area
The Local Market Information Portal provides up to date labour market information to help you to understand which industries are employing in your local area.
How Can Parents Help Students with Career Directions?
The booklet, Parents Talking Career Choices, can assist parents and guardians to guide their children as they develop interests that might lead to a career direction. The booklet contains helpful information about talking with teens and links to resources that you can consult together.
Looking for Work? Know your Workplace Rights
Workplace rights are the conditions and entitlements you receive in the workplace. This includes rates of pay, superannuation entitlements, annual leave and sick leave amongst other things. Casual workers have different entitlements to permanent employees. It is best to know your rights at work and your responsibiltites.
Are you ready to take the Work Challenge? Test your knowledge of your rights and responsibilities here.
Creating a resume that stands out
Stand out from the crowd by getting involved in school and community activities. How can you be of service to others? What can you be involved in that will build the skills you want to have? What strengths do you have that can be developed?
Modify this template to create your own resume.
Have a look at these co-curricular programs offered at RHAC and see what you would like to be involved with:
Top Study Tips by Stephen Paredes who scored an ATAR of 99.95
How do you achieve your best in your HSC. See the study tips that Stephen Paredes utilised to get an ATAR of 99.95.