What career is right for you?


In our latest episode of YChats, we're delving deep into figuring out how to choose a career that's right for you.

We're joined by Kendal Drew, Director at Strategic Career Management and a qualified professional career development practitioner. 

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Kendal has provided us with a list of resources for you to find out more. No matter where you are in the country, there are places to learn more:


General Resources:

School Leavers Information kit | Department of Education, Skills and Employment - Document library, Australian Government

Your Career - What's next for you? - school_leaver_information_kit.pdf

NCI - Your Career

Welcome to the Labour Market Information Portal.

My Skills – Australia’s Training Directory Course Seeker

Harvest Job Search and Resources - jobactive jobSearch

Résumé templates - the why and how | Job Jumpstart

Welcome to the Labour Market Information Portal.

I want a job | Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Jobs Hub | Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Alternative pathways to university article


Career information:

Career Development Association of Australia – Find a Practitioner



The Career Project

Career Explorer (NB: This is a Canadian website)

O*Net online (NB: This is a US website – very comprehensive)


State Government resources:

WA:  Jobs and Skills WA

QLD: Post school options

NSW: Post-school options

VIC: Explore Jobs and Careers - Victorian Skills Gateway

NT: Career advice for school students - NT.GOV.AU

TAS: Home | Skills Tasmania

NSW: Leaving school

QLD: Leaving school | People with disability | Queensland Government

VIC: Leaving school and career planning - students with disability


Resources for starting a business:

Business Solutions on LinkedIn | LinkedIn Business

I want to start my own business | Department of Education, Skills and Employment



2020 Top Intern Programs

Graduate Jobs and Internships in Australia (324 open right now!)

Internships | GradAustralia


Counselling/Mental Health Support:

Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14 - Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.

Anxiety, depression and suicide prevention support - Beyond Blue

Head to Help - It’s OK if you’re not feeling OK - Call 1800 595 212

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation


Disability Support:

National Disability Insurance Scheme - The Department of Education Tasmania

NT: Students with disability - Department of Education

ACT: Students with Disability - Education

Careers, Transitions and VET - Education Disability Employment Services for School Leavers | APM

Employment support for people with disability | GradAustralia

Finding, keeping and changing jobs | NDIS


International Students:

Study In Australia



TAS: HOME - Volunteering Tasmania

VIC: Home - Volunteering Victoria

WA: Home - Volunteering WA

NSW: NSW Volunteering

QLD: Services - Volunteering Queensland

ACT: Volunteers - Community Services

SA & NT: About Volunteering SA&NT


SA: SA.GOV.AU - Careers

SA: SA.GOV.AU - School and further education

SelfStart - jobactive JobSearch

StudyAssist Support for school leavers with disability

Welcome to Head to Health | Head to Health

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