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Useful Career Links & Resources

Useful Career Links & Resources

Career Voyage and Career Compass help you to establish career plans and give you suitable career suggestions. But remember that career development is not a one-off event. As we develop and change we all need to reassess our career plans from time to time. Of course the world of work changes too.You can return to Career Voyage to update and research any time. Additionally you should consult the biggest library the world has ever seen – ie the Internet. Below are some helpful suggestions.

Search Job Vacancies & Research Job Information

https://jobsearch.gov.au/ – Australian Government job board helping both job seekers and employers

https://joboutlook.gov.au – Australian Government website – explore careers, industries and expected future industry trends.

https://www.seek.com.au/ – a publicly listed company matching jobseekers and employment opportunities

https://www.monster.com/ – an American job board with some global tips and suggestions

Labour Market Information

The Australian Government’s Labour Market Information Portal (http://lmip.gov.au/) provides information from a range of official sources to help you understand our national and local labour market trends.

University Information

Course Seeker https://www.courseseeker.edu.au/ (Federal Department of Education and Training)

Explore thousands of on-campus and online courses across Australia.

Search by subject area/course, state or specific institution.

GCA (Graduate Careers Australia) is a national association providing various university graduate reports,

eg Where Grads Gohttp://www.graduatecareers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/GradsGo2015.pdf

The Good Universities Guide – lots of useful information on universities and their courses


VET (Vocational education and training)

MySkills https://www.myskills.gov.au (Federal Department of Education and Training)

Find and compare outcomes durations and locations of nationally-accredited training from registered training providers.

Search VET (vocational education and training) by state/region,course/ subject, or provider.

VET is designed to deliver workplace-specific skills and knowledge. It covers a wide range of careers and industries, including trade and office work, retail, hospitality and technology. Here is a link to the Australian Government website, but you should also check state government VET websites, eg TAFE and other RTO (Registered Training Organisations).


Australian Apprenticeshipshttps://www.aapathways.com.au – information hub on Australian apprenticeship opportunities

http://www.ausapp.com.au/ – a free app helping you to explore the many apprenticeships and traineeships

Country Education Foundationhttps://cef.org.au/

CEF is a national not-for-profit organisation helping rural and regional youth access education, training and jobs through grants, scholarships, support services and resources.

Australian Jobs 2018

https://docs.jobs.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/australianjobs2018.pdf -This publication provides an overview of trends in the Australian labour market to support job seekers and providers, career advisers, those considering future training and work and people interested in labour market issues.

Career ideas to help make the world a better place

https://80000hours.org/ – On average our careers are 80,000 hours. This UK based team provides free advice on having a rewarding life while helping the world’s most pressing problems.


Career Voyage has lots of useful tips and hints in the Resume Writing section.

Try to keep your resume up to date. It’s much easier to develop it along the way than suddenly being confronted with the need when you’re going for a job or training opportunity. As it progresses, this will be your general resume, like your career history.

On the other hand, for each job application you need to re-model your resume, basing it on whatever the employer is looking for. To be successful you must address the essential criteria (ie the skills and attributes which the employer needs).

Job Hunting

When you’re ready to start making job applications you’ll need to sharpen up your job hunting skills.

Perhaps you’ve been taught to put yourself in the other person’s shoes.

Well that’s also excellent advice when approaching employers. Consider the employer’s perspective. For an interesting article extract on “The Best Interview Question, and The Best Answer” click here.

Preparing for the Interview

How to answer the commonly asked question “Tell Me About Yourself” Click here.

Mental Health

Keep your mind and emotions in a healthy place. If you, or anyone you know needs help please say so and discuss with a trusted person. Here are a few additional suggestions.

Anxiety and depression checklist (K10)

This link takes you to a free checklist designed to give a general indication about anxiety and depression.


Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in Australia. You can find useful information and links at https://jiig-cal.com.au/blog/

headspace (https://headspace.org.au) is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

Beating Loneliness

Emotional first aid TED Talk https://www.ted.com/talks/guy_winch_the_case_for_emotional_hygiene

Red Cross team to beat loneliness https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/beat-loneliness

Lifeline help, & other relevant organisations https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/topics/loneliness-isolation

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Links For Career Advisers


Career Development Blueprint
The Australian Blueprint for Career Development is a framework for designing, implementing and evaluating career development programs for young people and adults. At its core, the Blueprint identifies the skills, attitudes and knowledge that individuals need to make sound choices and to effectively manage their careers.

Career Industry Council of Australiahttps://cica.org.au/
CICA is the National Peak Body for the Career Industry in Australia. It is a focal point for government and other stakeholders concerned for and interested in promoting quality career development services in Australia.

Career Development Association of Australiahttps://www.cdaa.org.au
CDAA is Australia’s largest cross-sectoral community of career development practitioners with Divisions in every state and territory.

Career Education Association of Victoriahttp://www.ceav.vic.edu.au/
The CEAV, also trading as The Australian Centre for Career Education, is a not for profit charity that supports career development as a lifelong process.

Careers Advisers Association of NSW & ACThttps://www.caa.nsw.edu.au/
CAA promotes career education as a central and vital part of schooling and supports the work of Careers Advisers in assisting young people in making decisions about work, study and training.

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