Finishing secondary school and embarking on the journey into adulthood is one of the most exciting and highly anticipated moments in a young person’s life. Whether your child is considering furthering their education, gaining employment or trade qualifications or exploring the wider world through travel, there is a lot to consider and plan. In addition to the careers advice available through your child’s school the following resources provide excellent advice and tips for young people and their parents and carers as they navigate a path toward a bright future.
MyFuture is the national career information service, with online resources to help support parents and carers as they encourage young people to explore options, plan career pathways and discover possibilities.
Students can use the website to identify their interests, build their career profile and explore careers and employment opportunities in Australia's key industries. They can search courses, browse tertiary institutions, and find out more about the work, required qualifications and pathways of possible occupations of interest.
Leaving School - Services Australia
The Australian Government 'Leaving School' pages provide helpful information for students choosing their next adventure.
Discover resources around pursuing:
- Further study
- Entering a trade or full time work
- What to do if you're not sure what’s next
- Other tools and information
My Skills website is a great place to explore Vocational Education and Training courses and organisations. It also provides young people with information about the skills that are in demand and explore industries they might be interested in.
The SkillsRoad website has advice for young people and their parents on starting post-school life. The interactive Career Quiz, Jobs Board and Job Fit Test are helpful for young people seeking to find a career that best suits their skills and strengths. For parents, this site provides a wealth of information about how to support your young person with career planning and life after school options.
There are several online resources for young people exploring their post-school options. Year13 is one - they recognise no two post-school journeys are the same, so their website aims to improve the health and happiness of young Australians and provide a place for advice and information on aspects of work, study, travel and life after secondary school.
In beta release, the NSW Government's LifeLauncher website is aimed at helping NSW secondary school students launch their future careers by identifying job and education options that best match their strengths and personalities. Providing tailored career, course information and advice for young people.
Pin careers, courses and industries, refine and explore your interests – all in one place.