Murrumbidgee Regional High School

Telephone02 6962 1711

Emailgriffith-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Choosing a career

CHOOSING A CAREER

Choosing a career that best suits you can be a difficult process. It is important that you explore all avenues available and gather as much information as possible. Murrumbidgee Regional High organises many activities throughout the year to assist in this process. The Careers Room also has an extensive range of resources related to careers and training options.

The best way to research a career is to read widely, talk to people and ask questions. To research a career, begin with the broad industry, familiarise yourself with the occupations in that industry, then focus on specific occupations or jobs within that industry which interest you and which you may like to pursue as a career. For example:

  • Decide on the industry e.g. Health
  • Find the range of jobs available in the Health Industry
  • Identify a specific occupation e.g. Nursing
  • Explore this occupation further to see if there are any particular specialisations, e.g.Paediatric Nursing.

The bullet posters in the hallway outside the Careers Room will help you identify occupations within specific subject areas.

You can find information on occupations from a variety of sources:

  • The Internet
  • Careers advisers
  • Career expos/tertiary days
  • Training and education providers
  • Industries and employers
  • Libraries
  • Government departments
  • Professional associations
  • Yellow pages
  • Newspapers, magazines, journals

The following websites are valuable sources of information and give a guide to what is available online.

MURRUMBIDGEE REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CAREERS WEB SITE

Currently both Griffith and Wade school sites utilise the Career Tools platform to provide students with the latest career resources, information and events.

By registering your details on your school's careers site you will receive up to date careers news, and information relevant to you from your Career Adviser. You can also, access tools to assist with resume writing, job applications, post school options and opportunities. 

Go to: www.wadehighcareers.com

Go to: www.griffithhighschoolcareers.com 

 

My Future is another highly recommended site to look at:

MY FUTURE

With My Future you can get advice about careers, training and study in Australia. You can log on to a personalised tour of the site and gather information at your own pace. There are links, statistics, news, articles and events.
www.myfuture.edu.au
If you go to the "Facts" section you can search individual occupations and find an enormous amount of information.

 

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

Find information on a range of jobs, get advice on what might suit you, and pathways to get you there.

http://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/jobs-and-workplace/career-information

 

Career One 

Whether you're looking to change careers or simply want to know what interview questions to prepare for, this is the place for career advice and tips.

http://career-advice.careerone.com.au

 

CAREERS ONLINE

At Careers Online get help with career planning, employment and job search.
http://www.careersonline.com.au/index.html

 

JOB GUIDE

Job Guide helps young people explore career options and make subject choices. It provides up to date information about a wide range of occupations and education and training pathways that lead to them. 

https://www.education.gov.au/job-guide

 

JOB JUMPSTART

A new Department of Employment site that provides articles and tools which help Australians explore careers and prepare for work. 

https://jobjumpstart.employment.gov.au/

 

Jobted

We strive to always provide fresh information about local job opportunities.

Jobted allows students and job-seekers to search for job opportunities

quickly and efficiently, by aggregating job vacancies, apprenticeship

and traineeship opportunities from all Australian career sites, job

boards and recruitment agencies. 

https://au.jobted.com/

 

LEAVING SCHOOL

A NSW Department of Education site, providing information and options for NSW Public School leavers.

http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/students/high-school/leaving-school

 

MAKE YOUR MARK

Explore career and further education options and get some tips on goal setting and decision making.

http://www.makeyourmark.edu.au/

 

MARITIME SERVICES.

Have you ever thought about a career in the Maritime Services? Careers in Engineering, International & Coastal Seafaring, Marine Environment and many more can all be obtained from attending AMC. For more information including qualifications needed, phone 1300363864 or visit www.amc.edu.au

 

NSW SCHOOL-BASED TRAINEESHIPS

Go to www.SBATinNSW.info website for information.

 

TAFE Open Colleges

Open Colleges is an online education provider which allows you to study a selection of TAFE courses in the comfort of your own home, and at your own pace. We offer over 100 online courses, including nationally recognised qualifications.

http://www.tafescourses.com.au

 

THE CAREER PATH with Karen Murray

Karen is a Careers Adviser who presents a regular morning segment on ABC Local Radio giving advice about university options, TAFE links, interview tips, apprenticeships, etc. Her interviews can be pod cast from the ABC website.
http://www.abc.net.au/riverina/audio.htm

 

TVET COURSES

For information about Senior Pathways and TVET courses go to: https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/vetinschools/index.html

This is a Department of Education and Communities website. 

 

YEAR 13

Year13 is an online resource for post school options that specialises in providing information and services on Apprenticeships, Gap Year Programs, Job Vacancies, Studying, Money Advice, Internships and the fun of life after school. Partnering with leading companies across Australia Year13 helps facilitate positive choices for young Australians when finishing school.

https://year13.com.au/

 

YOUTH CENTRAL 

Youth Central is the Victorian Government's website for young people aged 12-25, filled to overflowing with great information and articles about:

Visit:  http://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/

 

For more information you can visit the Careers Office at Murrumbidgee Regional High School Griffith and Wade sites.