In Focus Careers

Insanely great career advice.


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Careers in Grain Expo Offer to Schools

Western Australia probably grows more grain than… practically anyone….. and there are jobs in everything from international marketing to scientific research to fencing.

Western Australia is a world leader in grain agriculture. There are scholarships and many training pathways into the industry. 

The Careers in Grain people sent through this message:

Last year, we attended 30 different school and university events and look forward to building on the momentum and meeting even more students and job seekers. Be sure to let us know if you hear of any events that you’d love to see us at!

Contact Kayla Evans  to invite her to your school career expo. 

Bust Small 72dpiIf you would like to reach thousands of Western Australian school students with information about careers in your industry, let me know. 

I will share your information in the monthly In Focus Careers Newsletter that goes out to over 100 West Australian high schools. 

If you would like to see a complimentary copy of the newsletter please let me know. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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In Focus Careers Newsletter October issue out early

NewsletterTerm 3 ends next week and there are so many career events during the holidays that I  put out the October newsletter early. There are also lots of news items and tips for Year 12s who are finishing up at the end of Term 3.

If you would like a complimentary copy of the October issue please let me know and I will send one to you. Email me at Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au 

You can subscribe to my monthly newsletter and get news of Western Australian career events and opportunities as they come up. To subscribe, email me at Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au 

 

 

 


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August Careers Newsletter

CoverAugust is the busiest careers month of the year. All of the unis have their open days and they pile on the information evenings prior to students filling out their TISC applications by 28 September.

On top of that there is a deluge of information about scholarships to apply for AND the SkillsWest Expo is on.

The August Careers Newsletter is the longest one so far this year. For a complimentary copy email me at Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au

 


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Year 10 – GO HARD

Year 10 can be an amazing experience… or you can be bored silly.

In a few weeks you will be asked to make your subject choices for Year 11. It is hard to make those decisions based on limited experiences. Year 10 is a time GO HARD, to unearth your uniqueness.

If you are:

  • going to school,
  • hanging around with friends, and
  • playing a bit of sport….

YOU COULD STILL BE IN YEAR 1… NOT YEAR 10

You need to do more than that in Year 10.

Research your space? Who is in it? What do you like about them? That’s the place for you to start exploring from.

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You can map your current world on a free Coggle mindmap.

Once you have mapped your patch use each branch on your map to dream up ideas to play with.

Pick the best of those ideas to make a list of things that will make Year 10 amazing.

Get your diary and plan WHEN you are going to do your top 10 ideas.

This is your plan for making Year 10 AMAZING. Ask for help so that you give yourself every chance to have an amazing year. Email me if you can’t find someone to help you to make your plan.

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Quick Guide to TAFE

Understanding the Training maze can be confusing. The October Careers Newsletter has a 10 page feature demystifying Vocational Education and Training for teachers, students and their families.

Training isn’t a vanilla option. There are different levels starting from entry or re-entry level through to specialist short upskilling courses and university pathway programs.

Course Level 

School Leaver

AQF (including VET qualifications gained at school)

Sort of like…..

Cert I No requirements No requirements Middle School
Cert II OLNA or NAPLAN Band 8 Certificate I or Certificate II Senior School
Cert III OLNA or NAPLAN Band 8 Certificate I or Certificate II Senior School
Cert IV C Grades in Year 11 WACE General and OLNA or NAPLAN Band 8. Certificate II or Certificate III School Graduate
Diploma or Advanced Diploma Completion of WACE (General or ATAR) Certificate III School Graduate

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Find out about different types of training, entry requirements, how to save money with your course choice and how to get an apprenticeship or traineeship.

For a FREE sample of the October Careers Newsletter contact Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au.

 

 

 

 


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October Careers Newsletter

The October CAREERS NEWSLETTER  is out with an 8 page feature demystifying Vocational Education and Training. It explains the different types of training, entry requirements, how to save money with your course choice and how to get an apprenticeship or traineeship.

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Career Events

The Career Events Section is calming down in October with only 10 pages of events, opportunities and deadlines this month.

Improving Job Prospects for Young Job Seekers

The Ivan Neville webinar on Improving Job Prospects for Young Job Seekers has a lot of information about what an attractive option TAFE is over uni when you look at the length of time it takes to get a job after graduation and your earning capacity. I summarise his presentation picking out what I found to be the key points.

Teaching Resources

There are pages of teaching resources including two sites that are homes to banks of careers videos and there is information about the new Australian Apprenticeship site with its page for careers teachers.

University News

The University News this month features a new course at Curtin for gifted science students starting in 2018 and a number of new courses that have been released by CQU.

For a FREE sample of the October Careers Newsletter contact Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au.