Course curriculum

  1. 1
  2. 2
    • 1.1 How to address selection criteria for a job

    • 1.2 Tips when writing a cover letter

    • 1.3 First casual job: Have a plan!

    • 1.4 Job interview: How to prepare!

    • 1.5 Tips for picking good job referees

  3. 3
    • 2.1 Volunteering develops work and financial life skills

    • 2.2 Work experience is important

    • 2.3 Getting ready for work

    • 2.4 Prepare for your future career

    • 2.5 Six activities to help you stand out!

    • 2.6 Ways to manage your time better

    • 2.7 Speaking with confidence

    • 2.8 Tips for improving your employability

    • 2.9 Working, financial life skills, students with disability

  4. 4
    • 3.1 Career: Economist

    • 3.2 Career: Accountant

    • 3.3 Career: Financial planner

    • 3.4 Career: Financial coach

    • 3.5 Career: A home and investment lending manager

    • 3.6 Careers: Graduate role in corporate finance

    • 3.7 Career: A stockbroker

    • 3.8 Careers: Working in banking

    • 3.9 Career: Insurance

  5. 5
    • 4.1 Every career has financial aspects

    • 4.2 A New Job - What to remember!

    • 4.3 Intelligence, jobs and wealth

  6. 6
    • 5.1 Next steps

    • 5.2 Before you go ...

Helping facilitators to help students

Understanding the world of work

Pricing options

Price options for schools, charities, universities and home

Resources to support a preferred future.

26 lessons for teachers, youth coordinators and parents to use with the teenagers in their care

  • Teachers: Career education program all in one course!

  • Youth coordinators: Topics that you can target for specific teens requiring specific support.

  • Parents: Help your teenage children prepare for the world of work. Includes video interviews of young finance professionals.

  • Guidance Officers: Everything you need to get students thinking carefully about their future in work.

How to use

Supporting young people to get work, stay in work and build careers

At home

Kerry (Careers teacher)

There are so many activities and options here. The challenge will be making best use of all of them. I also love all of the video interviews, which makes it real for our students.

Year level program

Gavin (Year-level coordinator)

I am a year level coordinator and meet with a group of students weekly. It will be easy to do 1 or 2 of the topics each week.

Youth group


I am involved in youth groups at church and in the community. The groups are small, so this resource is great for generating conversations about financial topics, which I can then leverage to introduce the kids to other courses. Financial wellbeing is so important for these kids.

Youth groups


So many of our kids don't follow the traditional academic path, but they all must know about the world of work. This is a one-stop shop with good information, video resources, and activities for students. Heaps of choice.

Youth group


I do a lot of community work, supporting youth and their families. For many, there is recurring unemployment. This course has a set of resources that can help me to make a difference.

The Importance of Work Education

Work education must also include conversations about money!

  • OECD

    A key source of motivation for students to study hard is to realise their dreams for work and life. Those dreams and aspirations, in turn, do not just depend on students’ talents, but they can be hugely influenced by the personal background of students and their families as well as by the depth and breadth of their knowledge about the world of work. In a nutshell, students cannot be what they cannot see.

  • UQ

    Nothing sounds scarier to a soon-to-be school leaver than being told they need to decide right now what they want to do for the rest of their life. Students leaving school often experience anxiety as they struggle to decide on a life plan. The expectation that teens should have it all figured out straight away is unrealistic and can be detrimental to their mental health.

  • Mitchell Institute

    ... the reality is that for all young people to understand the range of new and emerging careers and to develop the skills, knowledge and capabilities valued in the workplace opportunities to engage with industry can’t be a one-off experience. Every school student in Australia can benefit from regular opportunities to engage meaningfully with the world of work across their years of schooling.

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  • Is this course just relevant to school settings?

    Definitely not. Youth groups, financial service professionals helping the teenage children of clients, union representatives, university guilds, boarding coordinators and others who have a responsibility for supporting the wellbeing of youth, could implement this course. An important feature of this course is that it will engage the youth in your care. The topics in this course all have a youth orientation.

  • I don't have a lot of prior skills and knowledge related to career and work education. Could I still facilitate this course effectively?

    Yes. Most of this course is based on shared discussion. There are no right and wrong answers. We also provide facilitator tips to help guide the conversation. You can also pick and choose which topics and activities you would like your students to do.