Attending school & completing school

Do you know what you want to do when you leave school?

Story: The Future Beckons

Working out what you want to do when you leave school can be confusing and stressful. But the Australian Government through the Department of Education, Science and Training has created a whole bunch of resources for you to use to help you make those all-important decisions.

Job Guide
Job Guide is sent out to schools each year and has useful information on occupations and career choices. It helps you choose a job, plan a career and look for work. Job Guide lets you know what’s involved in a job, where training is available and where to go for more advice and information. There is also a section on New Apprenticeships and a special information pack for parents.

Have a look forJob Guide 2005 in your school library, or go to

Year 12 – what next? pocket guides have been sent to all schools for Year 12 students who are considering their post-school options. Visit the Year 12 – what next? website at, and explore all your possible career and study options. You’ll find information on education and training, including both vocational education and training (VET) and university options and links to other helpful resources and case studies. There’s lots of great advice for career advisers, teachers and parents.

For more career information you should head to – an online career information service with a whole load of information on careers, courses, training providers, financial advice, support services, industries, the labour market, awards, scholarships and heaps more.

Steve Waugh presents: Chase Your Dreams
Chase Your Dreams is a special teaching kit that includes a DVD and lesson plans and activities designed for students between the ages of 10 and 15. Steve Waugh interviews famous Australians and asks them heaps of questions about how they achieved their goals and what advice they might have for young people to do the same. The kit was distributed to all schools throughout Australia in March this year. For more information go to

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